Category Archives: Food Photography

Food Photography & Review: Frames Cafe

Previous located in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) this lovely cafe has recently moved to the ground floor of Sunway Pyramid, just below the lion’s head, next to Starbucks. Coincidently this is my second blog posting about Frames Cafe, you can read the earlier posting about the restaurant here.

In comparison to the previous venue, the new place certainly has a more open and airy look and feel, with its ample windows allowing ample daylight to get into the restaurant making it bright and cheery. In the evening, aided by an abundance of sunway pyramid night lighting, the mood transforms like a chameleon into a trendy cosmopolitan chillout place.

Walking into the cafe, you will immediately notice the various photographs hanging on its wall. These are lovely to look at as you wait for your meal and if you are smitten by any of the shots, do speak to the owners as these photos are for sale.

Here are a few photographs of the food which I reviewed. The full review of the restaurant will appear in the November issue of KLue magazine.

Collage of food from Frames Cafe

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Food Photography & Review: Serai Empire

The next time you’re in Subang Jaya, do stop by the new shopping mall called Empire Shopping Gallery located just behind Subang Parade. While you’re there, and if you’re wondering what new cuisine to try, you could head to Serai Empire which is a Malaysian and western fusion themed restaurant. Serving interesting and quirky dishes such as penne beef rendang, moroccan flavoured dishes with old favourite drinks such as sirap selasih this is a curious place.

Stepping into the restaurant, the deco is simple, clean and fresh looking. I personally would have preferred additional soft furnishing to give a more cosy feel to the place. A fresh stalk of serai (lemongrass) placed in a vase on each table ties in with the restaurant logo. The layout of the place is narrow but extends quite far back, with a smoking area placed at the rear so as not to intrude.

The food here is interesting and its worth going there for something a little different and unique. A full write-up of the restaurant review will appear in the October issue of KLue magazine. To read the review click me.

Empire Serai collage of food images

Collage of food images

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Food Photography & Review: Albion

If you’re around the Changkat Bukit Bintang area in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and suddenly find yourself with a craving for authentic British cuisine, then do head to Albion (Modern British Dining & Bar). Hidden along the narrow alleyway of Jalan Berangan, the restaurant can easily be identified by a bright red sign board. Finding the restaurant is not an issue but finding a parking spot can be quite difficult hence best to park at a nearby location and walk to the restaurant.

Although the restaurant was small, the ambiance was warm and inviting and the restaurant was cosy. The only thing detracting from the British tone of the place was the Indian background music. Maybe one of the staff members got to choose the cd for the day, who knows.

The food here is really good and well presented, a must try restaurant if you’re in the area. A full write-up of the restaurant review will appear in the October issue of KLue magazine. To read the review click me.

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Food Photography & Review: Chez Rose

Formerly known as Klimt serving authentic Austrian cuisine, the restaurant has undergone a face lift and menu change offering a variety of Continental European cuisine such as Viennese, Hungarian, Spanish and French whilst still continuing to serve some of its popular Austrian dishes.

The restaurant which is just a 10-minutes drive by car from Bangsar is located in a busy shoplot area of Damansara, with sufficient parking spaces.  Another famous landmark to look out if you’re heading to the restaurant for the first time is Hock Lee’s Mini Market which is located in the same row as Chez Rose.

Walking into this restaurant, you would immediately be captivated by its clean demeanor and sleek ambiance.  This is definitely a great restaurant to go to for entertaining guests and rekindle memories of good European cuisine.  If you’re the more adventurous type, do try out some of their house specialities such as Ox Tongue, Paella or Herring Fillet.

A full review of this restaurant will appear in the October 2010 issue of KLue magazine.  To read the review click me.

We were served with warm bread and herbed butter which went well with our freshly squeezed juice while we waited for our meal to arrive.

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Food Photography & Review: Italian on Sixth

If you’re ever at Pavillion Mall, KL shopping and wondering where to get a good meal which is worth every penny, then take the escalator up to the 6th floor for some sweet Italian surprise! Cosily tucked away, this restaurant is so sleek and modern looking with a drink counter just outside its restaurant.

Thinking that this was just another Italian restaurant, I was pleasantly surprised to find my palate tantalised by the delicious food served here, the fresh ingredients coupled with a modern style of cooking made me want seconds of the food helping and yes, I almost ate every one of the bread sticks ;o)

The full review of this restaurant will appear in August’s issue of KLue magazine. To read the review click me.

Breadsticks Italian on Sixth Restaurant

Delicious crunchy bread sticks to appease our appetite while we wait for the main course to arrive.

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Food Photography & Review: KangSane Korean Restaurant

The next time you’re in Ampang, KL and wondering what to eat, head over to Little Korea where you will find an ample supply of restaurants serving all types of Korean delicacies. If you’re especially interested in Korean Barbecue, then you must try the Big Size Galbi at KangSane Korean BBQ Restaurant which is one of their signature dishes. Parking here can be a bit tough during office hours, so be prepared to park along the housing area and walk a little.

Here are some images taken during the day of a few of their dishes. A full write-up of the restaurant review will appear in the June issue of KLue magazine. To read the review click me.

Close-up of Big Size Galbi

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Food Photography & Review: Kirishima Japanese Restaurant

Situated in one of the trendiest and busiest places in Kuala Lumpur, Kirishima is based in the hip building of Dua Annex on Jalan Tun Razak just walking distance away from KL Twin Towers. The design of the restaurant is a mixed of old and new. Beautiful chandeliers hang on the wall amidst sake bottles and tea cups in the background. Private rooms facing lush greenery are also available for dining in. If you can’t get the waiter, don’t worry, just press a button on your table and they are at your service.

The food served in this restaurant is exquisite and tantalises the palate as the chef takes time to ensure that each dish is not only delicious but also aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Here are some photographs taken of the restaurant. A full write-up of the restaurant review will appear in the June issue of KLue magazine. To read the review click me.

Kirishima Japanese Restaurant

Kirishima Japanese Restaurant

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Food Photography & Review: TJ Haus Restaurant

German food lovers looking for a place to eat in the Klang Valley should head to TJ Haus in Section 18, Subang Jaya, Selangor for some authentic European food!

The full review of the place (write-up and photos) will appear in the May 2010 issue of KLue’s magazine, so do head out and grab a copy of the magazine.  I will provide link to the review soon, so keep checking the blog.

Roast Lamb

Tender and juicy Roast Lamb that melts in the mouth

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Food Photography & Review: House & Co’

Here are some food photographs taken at House & Co’ in Bangsar, this furniture shop doubles as a cafe dishing out some interesting selection of food.

The review of the place (write-up and photos) appears in the April 2010 issue of KLue’s magazine. To read the review click me.

Grape, Brocolli, Pine Nut & Beef Bacon Salad

Grape, Brocolli, Pine Nut & Beef Bacon Salad

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Food Photography & Review: Cristang Restaurant

Here are some food photographs taken at a Portuguese Restaurant called Cristang, located at 8 Avenue in Petaling Jaya.

The review of the place (write-up and photos) appears in the April 2010 issue of KLue’s magazine. To read the review click me.

Portuguese Baked Fish

Portuguese Baked Fish

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