Manja Old Malaya: the gastronomic experience

I have not been this impressed with a new restaurant in awhile. Walking into Manja Old Malaya, we all shared the sentiment. We were under the (mis)impression that it would end up as just another high-end eatery that serves upscale Malaysian food, but it is anything but. Manja, which means 'to pamper' in English, is an apt name for the restaurant. From start to end, we very much pampered! The restaurant is a treat to the eyes as well as the belly! We were cordially introduced

Urbano e Fresco, Publika

Walked past this restaurant many times but somehow never made it in. After a Valentine's spa date at Hammam, we found our way to Urbano e Fresco. We had watched The Trip to Italy (2014) the night before and it sparked off a craving for authentic Italian food. Pictured above is the spaghetti bolognese at Urbano e Fresco. Taste-wise, it was as authentic as it gets in Malaysia. But I was rather disappointed that the pasta wasn't freshly made. We also had a plate of penne carbona