renaelyng reviewed Chinoz On The Park @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

This place although being a little steep in pricing, has very good food. Definitely a place to dine if one is looking to splurge a little. Their attitude towards all patrons were amazing and one can see that they take every plate seriously.
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renaelyng reviewed Obanhmi @ Damansara Utama

This is a great place to dine in, whether it be for the fabled Vietnamese coffee, or just to have a taste of Hanoi. This place boasts mainly Hanoi styled food. It’s more than just Banh Mi, and the other dishes do equally as well, if not at times better than the Banh Mi! While you’re at it, do get the drinks as well.
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renaelyng reviewed Boat Noodle @ Heritage Lane

Worth a revisit. If you are sick of the queue, there happens to be around 8 outlets, so no need to queue no more!
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renaelyng reviewed Bungkus @ Empire Damansara

Overall, the coffee here was the best thing that we have tried. We didn’t manage to try the bingsu. The rice burger also could be better. Perhaps they would do better in their barbecue nights which they have monthly upstairs.
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renaelyng reviewed Carpe Diem @ Empire Damansara

The gNOMes were initially a little skeptical about a Korean Pizza restaurant. But seeing the interesting Korean twist on traditional favorites is refreshing.
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renaelyng reviewed Seven Cups Coffee @ Empire Damansara

Overall, not the favorite for the gNOMes, as the coffee selections seem to pale in comparison to the chocolate drinks. The cakes seem to be a popular choice, and are quite filling.
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renaelyng reviewed Coffee Smith 咖啡史密斯 @ Maritime Piazza

This place looks rather promising, though some dishes can do with slight tweaking in terms of taste and presentation. A nice place to hang out with friends as they have long tables and benches for big groups.
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renaelyng reviewed Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 @ Pavilion KL

DTF’s dishes continue to meet expectations, though not all dishes reviewed are enjoyable. But at least 80% made the cut.
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renaelyng reviewed Gee & Geek @ Jalan SS2/4a

To be honest, at the moment this place seems to be finding its feet. The gNOMes would say that this place has room for growth, as their menu has not been finalized as of yet, we are told. We shall come back again when they are more established.
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renaelyng reviewed Petit Noms @ Empire Damansara Lane

This is actually one of our favorite restaurants so far. They serve really great food , and even better coffee that really just hits the spot. Their nigh-perfect utilization of Guatemalan Huehuetenango beans are probably the find of the year for us (dare we make such bold claim!). Seriously a MUST TRY!
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renaelyng reviewed Cat In The Box @ Empire Damansara

Overall, a great place to hangout with friends, to have a quiet evening reading, or to even take some insta photos to grow your hipster street cred.
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renaelyng reviewed Ramen Kanbe Restaurant @ Empire Damansara

This place is underrated, and serves good food for very reasonable prices. Considering the wonderful flavors this place has shown us, it’s a real pity that most people are not aware they exist. Tasty ramen with to-die-for soup base and heavenly chashu! The gNOMes have found a new place to have soy-based ramen!
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renaelyng reviewed Restoran Fresh Unique Seafood @ Section 13

This is a place to visit if one is searching for halal dim sum. Using a combination of mainly seafood and chicken, this place is sure to cater to our Muslim friends! Although do pick the time well, as this place can get pretty crowded at peak times.
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renaelyng reviewed The Humble Pie Co @ Section 17

True to its name, the pie is good here! The Musang King tag adds a few $$ to the pie, but it is worth trying and going for once in a while. After all, it’s Musang King eh? Mains are rather decent, good to grab a bite if you are too hungry waiting for your company to arrive.
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renaelyng reviewed Dolly Dim Sum @ Avenue K

To be honest, since this place is a Halal Dim Sum eatery, gNOMe 2 was pretty surprised that it fared rather well. The ambiance for dining was pleasant and the service was commendable. Stick to the steam Dim Sums and you will never go wrong. Only one setback, a tad too pricey on the tag.
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renaelyng reviewed Go Thai Thai Restaurant @ Jalan SS2/24

A new place to go Thai (pun intended) if one is seeking for a new place to dine in. The food is alright overall, & we felt that they have more potential room to grow and improve.
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renaelyng reviewed Metal Box Cafe @ Empire Damansara

Although the bill came up to about close to RM60, but we felt every penny was oh-so-worth it. Nevertheless, the gNOMes will definitely swing by again in the future for a hearty breakfast. Interesting menu with an exquisite touch coupled with fresh ingredients is a recipe for hearty breakfasts/brunches.
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renaelyng reviewed 3 Bags Full (Kota Damansara) @ Kota Damansara

Oddly enough, the winner for the night was the duck pasta. Hearing the name, one would’ve expected a little more of lamb or mutton in the menu. However only 2 lamb dishes or so were found. Perhaps improvement in the consistency of their meat and seasoning would make things better.
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renaelyng reviewed Shell Out Seafood Restaurant @ Kota Damansara

This place gets all the marks for excellent customer service. Even on a busy festive day they apologized profusely to us for not being able to serve us better, and even threw in a discount as well! Taste-wise, just excellent. Perhaps the food might have been a little on the salty side, but the gNOMes were too busy licking their fingers for it to matter. Price-wise, surprisingly reasonable for a seafood place. The gNOMes will definitely be back again! This time, hopefully they will go easy on the salt!
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renaelyng reviewed Chequers @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Ironically, the best food the gNOMes tasted was a non-waffle dish. Interesting idea, but perhaps the price isn’t too worth what you get. We hope they will improve as time goes by!
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renaelyng reviewed Hock Lai Bak Kut Teh @ Jalan Batai Laut

Taste-wise, this is slightly more mild than that of their other competitors like Teluk Pulai, the price was rather affordable as well considering we had 5 people all-in-all. A nice place to have your Bak Kut Teh when one is sick and tired of squeezing with the crowd.
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renaelyng reviewed Little Fat Duck @ Bandar Utama

Overall, not a place that the gNOMes would return to anytime soon. We hope to see some improvement. Did we mention that this place ironically sells no duck? For those trying to go easy on the wallet, no complaints whatsoever, this is the place to be.
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renaelyng reviewed BreadFruits @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Want to eat tasty food while not feeling guilty? Tired of spending ridiculous amounts of money on healthy food? Look no further than this place. While you are at it, get yourself a fruit juice to make a happy healthy gNOMe!
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renaelyng reviewed Oinkz Burger @ Section 17

Great burgers and equally as good starters. Caramelized onions are.
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renaelyng reviewed Watami @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre

The sets while looking costly (within the RM30++ range) is actually quite worthwhile considering the portions will leave your tummy full. If one is looking for a filling Japanese meal, do try it out sometime!
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renaelyng reviewed Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake @ 1 Utama @ 1 Utama

The cake melts in your mouth the moment you consume it. The cheesiness is also the right amount. A fragrant cake that is worth eating, provided you have at least 1-2 hours to spare waiting.
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renaelyng reviewed Delifrance @ Avenue K @ Avenue K

Delifrance has always done what it does best – Pastries and cakes. Amongst the Christmas menu though, the ones we felt who took home the prizes were the sandwiches. Being at one of the highest floors of Avenue K, it’s a nice quiet place to chill with friends.
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renaelyng reviewed Washoku Den Den @ Central Piazza

Overall this place had decent Japanese food, nevertheless the gNOMes did not feel that the price was worth the taste. The ambiance is cosy though, and the service is decent.
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renaelyng reviewed Hokano @ Damansara Uptown

The gNOMes felt that the prices here were not worth it for the quality of food received. If such prices were to be maintained, the gNOMes expect a lot more.
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renaelyng reviewed Baci Italian Cafe @ Citta Mall

Looking for a place to de-stress and dine the day away? Baci’s the place to be. We love the setting of this place, and the selection of meals we can find here. And oh, did we mention that the place is overlooked by this very friendly, down to earth manager? We adore him for his services and hospitality :) This place doesn’t serve alcohol and it’s pork free.
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renaelyng reviewed Corona Del Mar @ The Strand

The gNOMes were actually really disappointed as we were expecting it to be quite the feast. Perhaps it was because we used the Groupon that they may have compromised? We will never know because the gNOMes wouldn’t be going back there anytime soon.
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renaelyng reviewed In Colonial Restaurant @ The Intermark

This place serves truly good food. Practically almost every dish is oh-so-good!
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renaelyng reviewed B.Bap @ Nu Sentral

We have read a number of complaints from patrons basically during lunch hours regarding their rude customer service and such. Both gNOMes did not experience it during our dining experience, we in fact felt that the customer service was good. Perhaps you might want to avoid frequenting this place during peak hours to avoid any unpleasant dining experiences. Good place to go to if you want halal Korean food.
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renaelyng reviewed The Porki Society @ Sea Park

Overall this would be a Boat Noodle shop for those who crave some pork in it, of course with a little more of the side dishes and the decor adding to the whole traditional recipe feel. Definitely one to look out for should one stop by Seapark. True to their name, they do well in terms of porkiness. All porky goodness reasonably priced below RM5. We will definitely be back for more!
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renaelyng reviewed Patty & Pie @ Aman Suria Damansara

Customer Service and Good No Frills, Comfort Food. Really excellent and personal service, while having good comfort food. Classic fire wood pizza that is sure to provide solace to a rough day, or just merely to satisfy cravings.
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renaelyng reviewed Peruvie @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

The owners REALLY know their food. REAL Peruvians love the place. What more do we need to tell you??
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renaelyng reviewed Topshelf @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Overall this is a place to go if you want a good ambiance, good wine and good food. The price is also very worthwhile considering the quality and portion of the food. A hidden gem in our opinion. Perfect for a date, or even a casual night out.
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renaelyng reviewed SimplyD @ Avenue K

Looking for a fuss free place to grab a quick lunch? Or rather looking for a healthier option instead of your usual nom? Try SimplyD! Yummy, healthy food with a rather wide range of selections, decently priced.
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renaelyng reviewed Las Vacas @ Wisma Winbond

All You Can M-eat Sunday BBQ Brunch is indeed a very interesting and exciting concept. Meat lovers can relish and feed their carnivorous appetite with free flow of lamb and beef steaks. However, gNOMe 2 personally feels that Las Vacas can up their game by bringing in more variety of meats and sides so that patrons may feel that its worth every penny spent. Also, that with a bit of tweaking, Las Vacas can definitely improve their Sunday BBQ Brunch menu, selection and taste wise.
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renaelyng reviewed Pickle & Fig @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Great drinks and great food. The sandwiches here, especially of the panini range, are to die for. The coffee is great as well. If you have company, and they love their sandwiches and board games, seriously just come here!
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renaelyng reviewed The Grumpy Cyclist @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

The Grumpy Cyclist has a philosophy of keeping things simple and doing the simple things well, and that they do, especially evident when you see the number of families that stop by to get their chow. It is a great place to chill out, with friendly staff and great ambiance. The music is tops for us too! Will be dropping by for coffee as well!
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renaelyng reviewed Tabletalk @ Jalan Datuk Sulaiman

The winner of the day was the Tom Yum Carbonara Spaghetti, but the others fared well too. The gNOMes get the feeling that TableTalk is gearing towards catering for the Malaysian palate. However while they do excel at many things, the gNOMes feel that TableTalk should also take care as not to abandon their identity as a place that serves great western meals. Oh, this restaurant is also PORK FREE, but serves alcohol on its menu.
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renaelyng reviewed Gyuniku Signature @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

The best compliment the gNOMes can give this place is that the food served here is very REAL. No pretense, no fancy names, just straightforward, honest and genuine food. Every dish has its own unique “character”, and the gNOMes will definitely be back with friends! Oh, but don’t let the chinese-shop appearance fool you, this place is indeed HALAL, and takes great efforts to ensure so.
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renaelyng reviewed El Cerdo @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Expect to pay top dollar, but when you taste the food, you will see why the top dollar is justified. Once you have a taste of el cerdo, you will feel like coming back for more! Great ambiance, great food!
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renaelyng reviewed Soup Restaurant @ Jaya Shopping Centre

A good and underrated restaurant that somehow due to public perception and generation gap has not quite managed to replicate their Singaporean successes. Give it a try, and rediscover home cooking. Tasting the food at Soup Restaurant, the gNOMes realized just how frighteningly high the average Malaysian salt intake is. Don’t let the rather old-fashioned design put you off nor the name ‘Soup Restaurant’, give it a whirl and you are in for a surprise.
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renaelyng reviewed Flaming Melt @ Dataran Sunway

Definitely an interesting one to look out for. They are still new and in the midst of experimentation. Perhaps after gauging the local flavors they will be looking to bring in different variants of cheese. As for the question of whether it is worth paying for cheese sandwiches, we guess it is only fair for us to reserve that judgment after trying more! As of now, both gNOMes are pleased with what they had and will definitely make another trip back.
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renaelyng reviewed Chilli Rush @ Jaya One

If you are heading over for mains, keep to the Asian Cuisines instead. The gNOMes unanimously voted that the asian cuisines fare better than the western ones. Think you have a tongue and stomach of steel? Go for Level 10 instead!
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renaelyng reviewed A Pie Thing @ Damansara Utama

Overall the winner for the day was the Ayam Percik, which brought a Malaysian taste to the whole variety. The Chunky Steak was equally yummy, with bits of beef overflowing with gravy. The pie crusts were thick, which could be a plus for many, but not a preference for some. This place is generally one for novelty. If you want your quick pie fix, give it a try here.
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renaelyng reviewed Rendezvous Corner @ Ss 15

A cozy place for a quick meal, or for catch up sessions with buddies. Go for the chef’s recommendations and you will not be left disappointed. Unbeknownst to many, Rendezvous Corner opens until 2am daily and caters for those seeking a cuppa or some shisha sesh.
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renaelyng reviewed Strangers at Forty 7 @ Section 17

A great place to try out. One should make a point to go there. Friendly and responsive staff, good food, nice atmosphere. If there was any complaint, it was that the gNOMes could do with slightly cheaper prices on the menu. Other than that, it’s all good.
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renaelyng reviewed Fikcles @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

The food served there actually caught us by surprise. A fusion of western + local dishes. Coupled with super friendly waiters and barista, the whole experience dining at Fickles was pleasant. Pop by if you are in the neighbourhood, because we are sure we will!
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renaelyng reviewed Dian Huo Xin Wo 点火心窝 @ Jalan SS 4D/2

Overall this is a good place to have breakfast should one want a simple meal of dim sum in the morning, or afternoon. Try some of the more uncommon flavors there, you might be pleasantly surprised. We hear the steamboat is even more well-received. The gNOMes shall be back again at night for sure!
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renaelyng reviewed Cafe Tryst @ Jalan SS15/4C

If one word were to describe this place, that word would be AFFORDABLE. A decent place with a chill atmosphere, and friendly on the wallet (for a cafe). The parking here is not too bad as well considering the location (come early. the early bird catches the worm!). Oh, and it is definitely pork-free.
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renaelyng reviewed Hokkaido Ramen Santouka @ Pavilion KL

This place is definitely the real deal, and for the prices we would say that this place is absolutely a MUST TRY. The only thing they could do to achieve perfection would be to find a way to remove the “yellow mee” taste (which normally comes from processed noodles) that gives a slight imperfection to the broth. Nevertheless the gNOMes will definitely pay a second visit and more.
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renaelyng reviewed Kam Heong (Kam Hiong) Restaurant @ PJ New Town

Exceptional
Duck rice is famously known as the best in PJ, but not the best the gNOMes have tried. Worth a try but most likely not worth a second visit.
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renaelyng reviewed Menya Musashi @ Jalan P Ramlee

Superb
Have not tried Ippudo Ramen, and due to this, Menya remains my favourite ramen here in Malaysia. Have tried both this outlet and the one in 1Utama. Superb!
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renaelyng reviewed Cielo Dolci @ Paradigm Mall

Exceptional
Love the hand crafted gelato! Super yums! Peanut butter, tau fu fa, nasi lemak, earl grey? Go try them all!
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renaelyng reviewed White House Kitchen @ Kota Damansara

Exceptional
We love the interior design of the place. Service is exceptional, though we think they can improve further on their dishes. Nevertheless, do try out!
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renaelyng reviewed Baba Low @ Bangsar

Exceptional
Didn't quite like the food. Perhaps we were there when they were very new. Will review again in the future.
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renaelyng reviewed Ayam Bakar Wong Solo @ Ampang

Exceptional
Love the food here! So spicy and so much oomph! Usually crowded so come early!
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renaelyng reviewed Bukit Rambai Cendol @ Bukit Rambai

Exceptional
Locals love this. So do outstation peeps. But we think the cendol is just pretty mediocre.
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renaelyng reviewed Restoran Super Kitchen @ Jalan Tuanku Abd Rahman

Superb
Love the chilli pan mee! And beware, it is really spicy. Avoid on empty stomach or if you are prone to gastric.
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renaelyng reviewed Rosemary Bites Restaurant @ Aman Suria Damansara

Superb
Super in love with their newest addition, Special Lamb with Mint Sauce. Can't get enough!
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renaelyng reviewed Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf @ Bangsar Village Shopping Centre

Superb
Love the carbonara. So yummy! But on the other note, service wasn't top notch.
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renaelyng reviewed Andes @ Aman Suria

Superb
Worth a try if you are a pork burger fan. Love it but chef gets inconsistent at times.
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renaelyng reviewed Nadeje KL @ 3 Two Square

Superb
love the original crepe the most! A lot of variety to choose from!
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renaelyng reviewed Marutama Ramen @ Fahrenheit 88

Bad
Didn't like the ramen. Perhaps because it was a newly opened outlet at Avenue K
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renaelyng reviewed Dining in the Dark Kuala Lumpur @ Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang

Superb
Such a interesting concept. Food served was delectable too!
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renaelyng reviewed Chakri Palace @ Pavillion KL

Exceptional
Food is not too bad, but slightly on the pricey side.
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renaelyng reviewed Ipoh Big Tree Noodles @ Ss 2

Bad
Not good in comparison to their main branch in Ipoh.
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renaelyng reviewed Annie 1 Cafe @ Damansara Uptown

Exceptional
Good menglembu styled wan tan mee. Other dishes are pretty good too! No frills!
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renaelyng reviewed Teluk Pulai Ba Kut Teh @ Taman Intan

Superb
Has good dried bak kut teh. Better than the soupy ones.
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renaelyng reviewed Dave's Bistro Bar & Grill @ 1 Utama (One Utama) Shopping Centre

Exceptional
Love this place for their good pasta! Yummy! Service was good too
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renaelyng reviewed Claypot Station Restaurant @ Dataran Sunway

Superb
Prides on their no MSG food! Food served in claypot, hot and piping
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renaelyng reviewed Hakka Rang Restaurant @ Kota Damansara

Superb
Love the food but a little bit on the pricey side.
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