27 October 2013

A newbie's foodie experiences in a little town called KL (guest post)

I might be new in town, but I settled in just fine I believe, with all the great food and great company around. After only one month spent in Malaysia, it’s not difficult to realize Malaysians love their food! After my first month during my internship in KL, I had realized this fact, and was enjoying my every meal. My vegetarian tastes did challenge me, but I found my favorite dishes, and some of these are the following:

Mee Hon Goreng
Simple, yet tasty – I really enjoy rice noodles more than regular noodles. It’s great for a light lunch, the way I like it, and it’s fresh.

Cheese Nan
Cheese nan all day and all night! I could have this delicious cheese pie every night, and I did that for a while, but that didn’t turn out to be a good idea, what with the amount of cheese in it. Nonetheless, I still enjoy cheese nan once in a while – it’s simple and delicious.

Roti banana
Although sometimes when I order roti banana I will get the same answer saying ‘We are out of bananas!’, most of the times I do get my order, and then I’m happy. It’s just bread and banana, but it’s my favorite desert, especially topped with the condensed milk.

Rice Pulau
As a vegetarian, I have found it difficult to find a very tasty rice mix; but the rice pulau has exceeded my expectations. I usually have it without any dhal, because it’s really filling. It tastes salty and sweet at the same time, because it contains raisins and nuts, and the seasoning is perfect, with many flavorful spices.

Although now everything is settled, before I discovered my favorite dishes, I did struggle with the Asian cuisine. Spices, fried food and the local cuisine got to me, and food poisoning and heartburn were part of my every days. I learned I need to choose my meals, but I couldn’t have done that without the help of antacids, of which I still pop in one or two every now and then.

I won’t lie, I sometimes go a bit western and visit a place which serves western food; at the same time, I look for quick solutions, and one place that fulfills these expectations is Paper&Toast.

Paper&Toast is a really cool place which is originally created as a co-working space. What does that mean? It means that when you get tired of your working space in your regular office with your regular desk and regular coffee, you might want to take a break from all of that, and that’s when Paper&Toast welcomes you. If you have a meeting, but don’t have a proper meeting room, or if you need a bigger room where people can sit and brainstorm over a problem, Paper&Toast has the solution.

Besides the coffee, they offer lunch and deserts. My favorite one is the Mediterranean sandwich, which is basically a wrap of grilled vegetables with cheese, and a side of wedges. Good lunch, especially accompanied by a healthy dose of muffin desert after and a café latte. But the ambient is the best thing about it.

Visit here:
A-0-5 One Residency,
1 Jalan Nagasari
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603 2110 2441 // 2141 6752 

Written by Edith