Top 5 Personal Favourite Restaurant of 2015 (First Quarter)

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Over the years of blogging and reviewing, I've came across many desirable restaurants which I would definitely revisit again. However, it is quite difficult to put them all into one blog post hence, here are the top 5 best restaurant of 2015 here in the Klang Valley. Do note that some of these restaurants have been open for more than a year (obviously) and some are relatively new. The only reason why I put 2015 is because of the time I had it. So, enjoy!

*PS: The numbers does not include its ranking. It's simply a calculation.

1. BUNS & MEAT




Buns & Meat has been one of the top restaurant in my list to go to for a hearty meal of ribs, burgers and hot dogs. The restaurant itself is located at Lakefields, Sungei Besi. Honestly speaking, it’s not very near nor was it convenient for me to go, but I can assure you – the trip is well worth the effort. Buns & Meat started out with a simple idea of offering anything related to these 2 categories. Hence burgers and hot dogs. Additionally, more meaty goodness has been added such as ribs, pulled pork fries, pasta and many more. 

They offer a whole lot of choices at an extremely reasonable price. Not to mention the portion was pretty decent too. Flavour-wise, most of them were absolutely spot on. Take the char-siew burger for example, served with deliciously pork cooked in a sweet and savoury sauce, placed onto a juicy pork patty, cheese and condiments to finish. The brioche bun too was a great compliment to the asset. Packed with flavour and absolutely delicious!

Another dish that I would like to share from Buns & Meat is their awesomely tender, juicy and flavourful ribs. Comes in two flavour – original BBQ and spicy Korean. Both ribs were really good but I prefer the spicy Korean more due to the rarity of it. They were both packed with a great depth of flavour along with its natural juices. Meat were falling straight off the bone effortlessly which made the entire dining experience a lot better – especially eating with your hands. 

So, in conclusion, if you would like to try out some of these amazing and fattening dishes, do head over to Buns & Meat for your selection of Pork burgers, hot dogs, ribs and many more! 

Address: 72A Jalan Tasik Utama 7, Lake Fields Sungei Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.



My next choice would be Thai food from Go Thai. The place itself isn’t what I would call fancy but it certainly is a place for good food. After all, Go Thai differ themselves from the other Thai restaurant as their main selling point is Thai street food. Go Thai is located at PJ SS2, along the road of the SS2 Durian Buffet section. It’s pretty easy to find but also possible to miss it due to the odd font for their signage. Go Thai recently debuted but has garnished quite a popularity among the locals. Each day it’s packed with people from morning till night – which is truly amazing. 

But then again, it’s no surprise for a restaurant of that quality and pricing. Unlike most of the Thai restaurants available in malls or even shop lots, Go Thai focuses more towards the street food direction. Cheap, fast and absolutely delicious, I would say of what their motto may be. For starters, we had a plate of delicious Phad Ga Pow Moo, which I presume it means rice with minced pork. It pretty much what the name states – rice, minced pork and finish with a fried egg. However, despite looking so simple the minced pork was packed with layers and layers of flavour. Though the minced pork was a little on the dry side, it easily overlooked by its flavour counterpart. 

Apart from that, their seafood tomyam too was simply amazing. Fresh seafood which includes prawns, mussels and squid were absolutely delightful to have. Packed with a great depth of flavour and ingredients, the tomyam soup comes highly recommended along with a plate of rice. 

Address: 187 Jalan SS2/24, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.




Strangers at 47 is certainly no stranger to the vast majority of Malaysians currently residing in the Klang Valley. However, for those who do not know, Strangers at 47 excels in serving crepes – both the savoury and sweet version. For those who really enjoys dessert but got bored of the usual selection, do head over to Strangers at 47 for a new tier of desserts! 

One of my favourites from their selection of savoury crepes will definitely be the Shore to Please. Served with deliciously fresh cajun tiger prawns, battered squid, a layer of spinach, caramelized onions, roasted cherry tomatoes and salty egg yolk condiment - the combination was not only balanced in flavour but a good mix of texture as well. 

For its sweet crepes, I have a dilemma between the “It’s Kelapa” and “Red Riding Hood”. For It’s Kelapa, the combination of ingredients may sound a little weird – mainly because it was coconut and orange. But the outcome were most favourable. Really light, refreshing and absolutely addictive. 

The Red Riding Hood on the other hand, was a richer and more sinful alternative. Made with red velvet-crepes and filled with espresso cream, crushed coffee bits raspberry coulis and finished with a vanilla ice cream – it is possibly the most sinful one you can order on their menu. Nevertheless, it was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended on these two.

Address: 47, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor



Neroteca is currently one of my favourite place to go for an Italian meal – and pizza. Located in Bukit Damansara, right in front of all the expensive Semi-Ds and Bungalows, comes a warm and passionate Italian restaurant. 

What made the place so special? Why of all places, I would pick Neroteca as one of my top 5 best restaurant to go to 2015? Although the answer may comprise of various factor, there is one that stands out the most – the wood oven pizza. To some, it may not even be an attracting factor, or perhaps it may not matter as much. However, personally, I believe that these kind of pizzas are extremely rare. Especially in Malaysia. 

You may not believe me but the difference between an authentic wood-oven and a gas-induced wood-oven-look-a-like is tremendous. By using the right type of wood, the smokiness and aroma can be absorb by the pizza’s dough. Furthermore, the flavour which develops from the immense heat and smoke helps in developing the pizza’s depth of flavour which I find is crucial. 

However, apart from all that, the dishes which I’d tried were really good too. The Salade de Chevre appetizer, which is a mix of goat's cheese croutons, pancetta, semi-dried tomatoes, grilled chicken, pine nuts and mixed salad. All of which worked in harmony to create a deep sense of taste and texture. 

The ribs too, were succulent and packed with flavour. Loved the presentation and absolutely love the cauliflower mash. Price-wise, I would say it’s definitely worth it. So, if you’re in for Italian, do head over to Neroteca for a meal pure satisfaction!

Address: 17 & 15, Plaza Damansara, Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Last but not least, my final selection for the Top 5 Best Restaurant in 2015 – Pulp by Papa Palheta. Do not be fool by its appearance. Pulp is actually located in a pretty rundown factory in Bangsar called APW (Art Printing Works). Though some works had been conducted to improve the hospitality of the place, it still isn’t quite up to my personal level of satisfaction. However, to some hipsters, they may enjoy the set-up of the place. 

Apart from its questionable location, Pulp by Papa Palheta majors in coffee. By major I mean really, really into the coffee business. Not only do they sell brewing equipment and offering coffee classes, they supply and help set up quite a number of the cafes in Malaysia. Hence, their selection of coffee is indeed top of the class. Occasionally, they also bring in unique coffee beans from different continent and what not, to sell in their café. 

Before this, Pulp only offer coffee and cakes. However, after months of request from their persistent customers, they’ve finally decided to include mains in their menu. Offering not a lot, but a reasonable number of items such as the big breakfast v1.0 & v2.0 and sandwiches. Do not be fooled, it may look simple but it certainly tasted delicious! Especially the truffle popcorn! 

In short, Pulp by Papa Palheta is the perfect place for a cup of good, quality coffee, food and taking Instagram shots!

Address: 29-01, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 
Malaysia

That is it! My 2015 Top 5 Personal Favourite Restaurant in the Klang Valley. Do remember that these are just some of my favourites. I understand that there are plenty of other restaurants here in Malaysia that offer similar if not better food than my choices. However, these are the restaurant that I've recently visited and I would say, they all worked well for me. So, for those of you who opt to try, do go there today!

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