1) Friends who cook you the best tasting steak of your life
At first glance, you’d think that this is just a steak. A good looking Instagrammed steak perhaps, decorated by grilled juicy tomatoes still on the vine but that’s about it. Then you bring it closer to your nose, get a whiff of its smoky aroma and you start to realise that perhaps there is more to this steak than meets the eye. The simplest seasoning of sea salt and black pepper, doused with a hearty dose of prime single malt whiskey when it’s nearly done on the grill pan. Of course for Grill Sergeant Lance, the only acceptable doneness is medium rare. With a decent cut of the meat and skilled hands at work, it’d be a crime to have it any other way.
2) Moms who drink with you
I took my Mom to Kuah Jenhan‘s solo show, ‘But Why?’ at the PJ Live Arts Theater. Before the show, I made her down some delicious mojito at Frontera, also at Jaya One. No offense to Jenhan (who is a brilliant young stand up comedian) but I thought she’d find the show funnier when slightly intoxicated, hehe. She had a very good time. It’s all cool.
3) Happy hour mojito at WIP, BSC
I love WIP in Bangsar Shopping Centre. They have good cocktails and food. I especially love their classic mojito at RM19++ during happy hours. The alcohol level is more than respectable and the basically they just did a good job with it. According to Haze and KY, their frozen margaritas are good too. And their espetadas… mmmm flavourful and delicious! Kinda hurts the wallet if you’re REALLY enjoying yourself (i.e. more drinks more food) but once in a long while…
4) Pork-friendly food outlets
S.Wine Cafe is tucked inside Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G.) next to the wine section. When we got there, there were so many people waiting in line that it took some time before our turn. The people working at S.Wine were fast and friendly, wish I have better things to say about their food other than ‘it’s not all too bad ‘. Judging from the amount of in and out customers, people seem to love it so they must have done something right. Oh, coffee was good.
5) Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc
What’s better than a few pints of cold crisp aromatic Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, appetising tapas and stories shared among friends at La Bodega? A few pints of cold crisp aromatic Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, appetising tapas, stories shared among friends at La Bodega and a naked Gerard Butler. We take what we can.
Delicious champagne and canapé at the refurbished Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
I’m friggin’ spoilt :)