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I have always love my coffee and earlier this week, I manage to check out Cafe Barbera at Sunway Pyramid.  :) You might have seen their other outlet(which happens to be the first outlet), at Bangsar (near to Wisma UOA / Maybank) and if you are a frequent traveller (via KLIA) their 2nd outlet is situated right in the airport :)

Barbera Coffee originated in Messinna Italy in 1870.  The founder, Domenico Barbera is nicknamed as the Magician for his extraordinary talent in creating great coffee taste and aroma.  Upon his death, his son Antonio carried over the family’s legacy and continued to spread the business all over Sicily and Calabria.

Cafe Barbera, Sunway Pyramid

Barbera Coffee is more than just coffee.  On its own, it creates the harmony of taste and aroma.  Its distinct quality is due to meticulous source selection of beans, their roasting and blending art, all carried out within the frame of an advanced research technology; the innovation and the careful processing are the basic to the company.  Let’s check out the coffee selection, shall we :)

Double Toasted Latte ~ RM11

Cappuccino Shakerato ~ RM11

Napoli ~ RM12

Cappuccino Napoletano ~ RM10

Roma ~ RM12

Espresso Shakerato ~ RM10

Affogato ~ RM11

Cafe Barbera serve pretty wide choices of coffee, and apart from the above, they have Venezia (Italian espresso, vanilla syrup, chocolate sauce, chilled milk foam), Espresso Fredo (Sweetened Italian espresso on the rocks), Cafe Latte, Espresso Macchiato and many more!  If you are not a fan of caffeine, fret not, as they do serve Tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chamomile, Jasmine, Green Tea) and Fresh Juice.

Apart from coffee, Cafe Barbera serve pretty decent food and let’s jump straight in :)

Very nice Croissant that goes well with coffee!

Multigrain Croissant ~ RM8

Butter Croissant (just as nice, for those who don’t like grains) ~ RM7

Next up… Appetizers & Salads

Smoked Salmon Bruschetta ~ RM19

Spinach and Cheese Spring Roll ~ RM14

Rolled Smoked Duck Salad ~ RM20

Mushroom and Pumpkin Soup ~ RM13 or RM7 (cup size) each

Guess, what’s next?

Pizzas! The Pizzas at Cafe Barbera serve fresh pizza and not those frozen pizza, lol :)

See pizza-in-action :D

Chicken Pizza ~ RM26

Pesto, Cheese and Mushroom Pizza ~ RM26

Spicy Tuna Pizza ~ RM26

Wait, there’s more :) We can’t miss out Pasta Servings right?

Prawn Aglio Olio ~ RM29

Beef Carbonara ~ RM26

Of if u don’t like Prawn or Beef, go for the Chicken Lasagna ~ RM25

And if Pasta is not your thing, go for the Mains

Braised Lamb Shank ~ RM39

Stuffed Chicken Parcel ~ RM33

We shall end it with Desserts

Tiramisu ~ RM12

Pear Crumble ~ RM14

And this is definitely worth trying (and my all-time fave) Chocolate Fondant ~ RM14

Find Cafe Barbera details below :)

Cafe Barbera Sunway Pyramid

OB2-C7-42, Oasis, Boulevard Two,

Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway,

Selangor, Malaysia.

Directions: Its located near Parkson.  Next to Brussels Beer Cafe, or Kim Gary.

Tel: +6035622186

Website: http://www.caffebarbera.com (Check out the exact location for other outlets!)

Follow them on twitter @BarberaCoffeeMY

Or Like them on their Facebook Page here


On our recent trip to Hong Kong, we happen to be in the Ap Lei Chau area.  As usual, I will be looking for coffee fix for the day and that led us to The TREE’s Chill Out Cafe.

 

TREE cafe is actually situated right inside the flagship store of TREE boutique.  TREE boutique is Hong Kong’s first eco-chic furniture boutique.  TREE is known for creating sustainable yet comfortable home furnishing.  They reclaim, recycle wood and turn it into beautiful furniture.  :)

 

TREE cafe counter

 

The ambience of TREE cafe is pretty much the same concept as its produced furniture, and some of the chairs/sofa/table in TREE cafe are actually up for sale too! :)

 

Look so comfy I wanna jump on it – but I will sure break it LOL

Chair For Sale =)

See the Wall at the end with the glass window? That’s where the Carpenter at work!

And here is my Cafe Latte, which were nice, but no Latte Art though. Love the mug :)

If you don’t fancy coffee, you can try fruit juice, tea or even bottled gassy drinks

Love the interior of the whole shop (boutique + cafe)

Nice Wall Art!

TREE Cafe

Address: 28 Floor, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong

Website: Click here

Note: If you are hungry, they serve sandwich, cakes, pies, salads and others :)

 

 

 


If you are walking around the temple of Chiang Mai, which include Wat Phra Singh or even Wat Chedi Luang, you can drop by this restaurant Huen Phen. Huen Phen is the restaurant to go (highly recommended) if you are interested to try authentic Northern Thailand food.  :)

First the place is clean, price reasonable, and considering that you get authentic Northern Thai food, what more can you ask? :) We order pretty simple food (we can only eat so much.. lol).

Cute Sign Board

Menu: Don’t worry, English Menu available

The famous Khao Soi – Crispy Egg Noodles serve in creamy curry accompanied with sliced pickled vege and lime

Fried Chicken: Think Bangkok Fried Chicken nicer, lol :)

Can’t remember this dish, but I think its Fried Pork Shoulder Meat :)

Platter – Northern Thai Sausage (variations), Pork Skin, etc

Huen Phen

112 Rachamankha Road, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand


Many have heard of the award winning restaurant Becasse (for fine dining), but we decided to drop by the sister restaurant just next to it for lunch known as Plan B by Becasse

 

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Hanoi Snack

Posted: November 1, 2010 in Devilicious Cravings, Travel
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Posting from my phone before I forget. ;) If u r going to Hanoi, buy this snack, not sure bout the name. If I knew it’s nice, I would have bought more.

Useful Tip: I bought this from Dong Xuan Market n later realise that other tourist area (ie factory etc) is selling for 2.5 times the price *proud*