Review: Ticket To Korea, Setiawalk Puchong

Setiawalk Puchong has seen better days. Once the hottest hangout spot in Puchong, the place has been on a decline, especially in the last few years. There aren’t many restaurants left, but one that has been around since the mall’s inception is Ticket to Korea. Despite having been to Setiawalk many times, I have never thought to try them out — so a recent lunch … Continue reading Review: Ticket To Korea, Setiawalk Puchong

This Might Just Be The Best Halal Ramen in Malaysia: Ramen Seirock-Ya, IOI Mall Puchong

Tonkotsu has always been my favourite type of ramen. I mean, what can compare to a bowl of chewy, al-dente noodles, swimming in a rich, savoury pork broth? The answer: Tori-Paitan, aka Chicken ramen. Up until recently, I had not heard of this type of ramen – but apparently it’s quite popular in many parts of Japan, especially Osaka, where it is said to originate … Continue reading This Might Just Be The Best Halal Ramen in Malaysia: Ramen Seirock-Ya, IOI Mall Puchong

Thong Kee Kopitiam, Puchong – One of Puchong’s Best Breakfast Spots

A classic Malaysian breakfast typically consists of toast with kaya and butter plus half boiled eggs, washed down with a nice cup of coffee or tea. You will find this and more at Thong Kee Kopitiam in Puchong. The shop also ups the ante with something you’d normally see in bakeries rather than kopitiams: croissants. Video: Originally from Pahang, Thong Kee started off as a … Continue reading Thong Kee Kopitiam, Puchong – One of Puchong’s Best Breakfast Spots

Bug’s Paradise Farm, Puchong – Organic Farm and Cafe by BMS Organics

Organic food has risen in popularity in recent years, as more people adopt a healthier lifestyle – but farm-to-table experiences are still relatively rare in Malaysia, as is awareness to the concept. BMS Organics, a popular local organic food and cafe chain, is aiming to change that – by bringing the experience to urban dwellers. Video here: Located within a quiet spot in Kampung Pulau … Continue reading Bug’s Paradise Farm, Puchong – Organic Farm and Cafe by BMS Organics

Tau Foo Fah & Soyamilk @ Dao, Puchong Jaya

Back when I was still working at the newspaper, I did a business story on the gentrification of street food; ie, well-loved local hawker favourites such as popiah, oh-chien and nasi lemak being repackaged and sold in a ‘nicer’ setting (comfortable, with air conditioning), to serve a younger crowd. This was back in 2014, when the trend was just starting to emerge. Fast forward seven … Continue reading Tau Foo Fah & Soyamilk @ Dao, Puchong Jaya

Waffles & Snacks @ Seven Cafe, Putra Prima Puchong

Tucked within the quiet residential area of Putra Prima in Puchong, Seven Cafe is an artsy-looking cafe with an Instagrammable interior that features lots of recycled and upcycled decor. The tables are repurposed from old window frames, while the walls are hung with quirky paintings and photos. There are many decorations made from folded paper, including an entire wall composed of paper flowers in various … Continue reading Waffles & Snacks @ Seven Cafe, Putra Prima Puchong

Meal for One: Gangnam 88 @ Setiawalk Puchong

I can’t believe it has been three years since I last dined at Gangnam 88 at Setiawalk Puchong – I’m surprised the place is still surviving. It has nothing to do with their food, which is pretty decent – it’s just that Setiawalk is so dead these days, you’ll be hard-pressed to find restaurants that are still open. A far cry from its glory days … Continue reading Meal for One: Gangnam 88 @ Setiawalk Puchong