Kitchen is on simple mode

22nd April, Singapore.

It has been a while since my last entry. Today, I have some feeling to write some updates here while spending my relaxing weekends with food and tv series. This is the picture of yesterday’s breakfast, a walnut and cheese bread from Hogan. A bakery brand which I found in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hogan Bakery is originated from Taiwan. A search from the Internet, the bakery is one of the reward winning bakeries in Taipei.

I bought the walnut bread from a standalone stall in front of the ANSA Hotel which is located next to the Lot 10 Shopping Centre. The bread is generous with ingredients, the walnuts is full of nutritional and it goes well with the cheese bites.

My breakfast completed with a small cup of orange juice.

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The Loaf

I never thought of buying anything from this “branded” bread shop located at the Pavilion, KL. We bought half a dozen of The Loaf’s Cup Cakes as a birthday cake for our friends.

It looks tiny yet cute. What an easy business ya? I didn’t know how to process of making a cup cake. However, a cup cake must “LOOK” nice to the buyers’ eyes because the people just buy because of its topping.

This cup cake is slightly different than the usual cup cakes in which those look like a muffin with colourful toppings. At least this one has something else inside. Example, the Mango banana’s cup cake. It is not only having the mango taste but it has some raw banana inside it. 🙂

Some close up pictures of the cup cakes.

Since the cup cakes are not my favourite, there is nothing much to add as my comment. Just see my pictures enough ya 🙂

Starbucks

Lately, I visited the Starbucks Coffee quite often because of the coffee’s vouchers that my aunt got it from Berjaya. Besides that, I can redeem the 2010 daily planner diary from Starbucks by collecting 11 stamps.

I introduced my aunt to drink the Green Tea Latte which I tried it before and she liked it.

We also tried the Toffee Nut Latte, specially for this Christmas. It looks creamy and tempting. It tastes good.
Besides drinks, we tried their food as well. Mostly are bread for our breakfast. It is quite nice. They offered few different types of breakfast breads.
After I collected the 11 stamps, I redeemed the diary and it looks like this:

Italiannies

The Italiannies at The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley, is located at level 2 north court, somewhere near the escalator. Whenever I passed by the area, it gave me the nice aroma of freshly baked breads. It was my first try to eat at this restaurant and this time, we shared the food among 6 of us. The restaurant’s ambience was pretty good and the noise level was fine.

Here are the food that we have ordered during the lunch time. It was all from the set lunch menu. The food served quite fast and services was pretty good.

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They gave us 2 plates of breads. I took the bread without the soup. I have no idea how to eat the bread with olive oil and vinegar which tasted funny for me. Haha, I have not tried this method before.

Tomato soup
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And this is the Mushroom soup
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As I compared both of the soups, I still prefer the mushroom soup because it smelt nice, thick cream and i could dip the bread into the soup.

Garden Salad
Pretty nice portion of the garden salad with cubed breads, fried squids and shredded cheese. The taste was quite nice when mixing with it dressing.

Penne Chicken Bolognese
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It has a very thick tomato sauce with chicken meats and Penne, a type of spaghetti. I seldom take this type of pasta. Overall, it tasted nice because I like the thick tomato gravy. However, the portion was not as much as the Tony Roma’s one.

Angel Hair
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Another type of pasta called angel hair cooked with thick tomato gravy. Also, it was quite nice. I wished I could cook this angel hair one day. 🙂

Overall portion was quite small suitable for 1 person to eat during lunch time. It included soup and bottomless drink too.

For more reviews, please refer to below link:
https://liyenz.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/italiannies/

Location:
Lot S-209, 2nd Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia