Hello. Apa Khabar.
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KUALA LUMPUR POSTS
There were some last-minute changes made to my trip—I will talk more about it in a later post—so I had to cut my stay in Kuala Lumpur by a day. I was a little—okay maybe more than a little— bummed about it because I was supposed to check out the Korea building on this day. Because it was my last day in KL, I decided to try out a restaurant I passed by in the mall near my hotel. I was drawn to the decor and I liked that they served carbonara—It has become somewhat of a tradition for me to try carbonara when I visit a restaurant that serves it. I like comparing the different types I have tried and seeing what variations are available. My favorite still remains the Carbonara with Chicken that is served at ‘Ask Italian‘ in Uxbridge, United Kingdom!
After checking out of my hotel, I dragged my luggage to Modern Asian Diner AKA M.A.D and got a window seat overlooking the city. It was a weird time for me to be chilling at a restaurant because the view from where I was sat was people going to work or out on their lunch break from work. On the other hand, there I was sat all relaxed drinking my Lychee iced tea—which was soo good, it was the perfect drink to have with a creamy pasta dish—people watching and waiting for my Carbonara to arrive!
The restaurant had this vinatagey look to it, from the trinkets scattered around, on shelves and even on the walls to the tables and chairs. All I kept thinking was, in the future when I get me an office, this is what I want it to look like.
The thing about carbonara is that the original recipe requires the use of bacon, but being a muslim and bacon being a pork product, meant I had limitations on which carboara I can try—some restaurants can give you the option of swapping the bacon for chicken if their sauce is not premade with bacon, so always ask.
Meera’s Dining Tip: If you go to a restaurant and you don’t like an ingredient in a dish, you can ask the waiter for them to customize it for you and most restaurants are happy to do that!
Malaysia being a Muslim majority country meant that most if not all restaurants are halal so the bacon served was halal bacon! The Carbonara arrived and it looked so yum I couldn’t wait to try it. However one important part of this tradition for me is an added sprinkle or more of black pepper. So I asked for that and digged in.
The pasta was the right amount of creamy for me and yummy but it unfortunately doesn’t go on my top 3 Carbonara. It was a good try though.
I was supposed to meet my friend Amina after brunch to say goodbye cos we were not going to meet again cos I was leaving Malaysia that weekend. Unfortunately she got held up somewhere so I took an Uber to Subang airport. I had time before my flight, so after checking in I found this cute coffee shop smack in the middle of the airport and decided to people watch there! I have mentioned how much I love industrial looking decor a lot on my instagram and I guess this was what drew me in with this cafe. When it was almost time for my flight, I went to my gate for take off.
I arrived at Penang with no delays and it was nice going back, for some weird reason it felt like I was back home. Over the past week, exploring the island, It grew on me I guess. I was exhausted from the day so I ordered room service and called it a night.
Thank you for following my adventures to Kuala Lumpur. I have just a few posts left now, so very soon I will get back to regular blogging in real-time. I also recently got a vlogging camera and have been filming videos but my final cut pro is acting up so have not had a chance to edit. I will be uploading soon but in the mean time you can check out my two YouTube channels—Korean channel & Regular Channel— for past videos and subscribe to be notified when I put videos out 🙂
as always with love,