What made our Kuala Lumpur trip extra cool for me was the fact that our hotel was surrounded by a number of boutique stores and malls, including the popular Pavilion Kuala Lumpur along Bukit Bintang.
ever since I saw a documentary about it on the National Geographic Channel.
The main difference lies in the fact that their food court featured an array of seemingly authentic international and Asian cuisines from both simple stall owners and big-time restaurateurs. And because of the many food choices in front of us, we didn’t have a clue on what to eat.
When we could no longer ignore our percolating tummies, Rolandito, Ren and myself began to navigate the place overflowing with a myriad of dishes. Bala told me only one thing-to choose something that Tutapel will absolutely enjoy since he has been quite picky recently. Awwww! Sweet dada!
1st Choice: Ichiban Ramen at Food Republic, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
from Ichiban Ramen, Food Republic @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (RM 20 or PHP 280)
and two seedless watermelon slices!
2nd Choice: Sam-Sam Korean Cuisine at Food Republic, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
I was in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and yet I wanted to eat Korean. Funny, isn’t it? Well, I planned on eating at this particular stall before hand and even researched about it well before our trip.
I already knew which to order from the very beginning. The only thing I wasn’t prepared for was how to finish everything by myself since everybody was already full. Thank God for take-outs!
Japchae (RM 11.90 or PHP 166).
A delicious medley of firm glass noodles, carrots, bell pepper julienne, shiitake mushrroms, onion slices topped with sesame seeds. I’ve always wanted to eat this dish ever since I saw Han Jeun, Song Hye Kyo’s character cooked this in one of the scenes from the 2004 Korean drama Full House. And I wasn’t disappointed at all! Somehow it reminded me of our very own Pancit Guisado but with a stronger shiitake taste, thicker noodles and more sauce than usual.
I found the kimchi too spicy for comfort, although I knew for a fact that kimchi was supposed to taste like that. 🙂 On the other hand, the idea of eating raw potatoes wasn’t at all thrilling for me.
3rd Choice: J.Co Donuts & Coffee at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
A box full of J. Pops Baby Donuts from J. Co Donuts & Coffee at Pavilion KL
Wanna take a peek?
J. Co Donuts & Coffee
Lot No. : 1.05.00, Level 1
Tel. : 03-2141 7751
Website : www.jcodonuts.com
4th Choice: Lavender Bakery at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
I’m afraid I wasn’t able to taste this one.
Lot No. : P1.07.00, Level 1
Tel. : 03-2141 6986
Website : www.lavender.com.my