8/10/2016

SPOONFUL - Hugos by Modestos

My stay in Kuala Lumpur has come to an end but I did not leave without trying out a few more restaurants because honestly, this country has so much food to offer!

Be it local or international cuisine, Malaysia, particularly Kuala Lumpur has got all sorts. Also, Kuala Lumpur being one of the most visited cities in southeast asia, it is quite inevitable that more restaurants are trying to cater to both tourists and locals. Most Malaysian restaurants have fused their dishes with western cuisine or some would even offer both western and asian cuisine.

Hugos by Modesto's is the latest outlet by Modesto's restaurants. Located at Empire Damansara, Hugos by Modesto's oofers the best of local, regional and international cuisine with each dish.

The restaurant's high ceilings and wide spaces is perfect for events and parties. Every Friday, it transforms into a dancefloor for their Salsa night. The wide glass windows also offers an amazing view of the city,



A few weeks ago, I was invited by Hugos by Modesto's to try out their signature offerings. I had a wonderful experience trying out their best dishes/
Here is what I thought about it:

Calamari Fritti (RM30)
Served with a side salad and tangy tartar sauce, the crunchy fried calamari is a nice appetizer. it was not oily and squid was very crunchy.

Beef burger (RM32)
The beef burger was presented as a sample of their new offering. It was very delicious, I must say. The patty was cooked through yet still very juicy and flavorful. The bun is quite dense which I like because it can hold the juicy patty very well.

Nicoise Salad (RM32)
The lettuce was very crispy. The balsamic dressing was just light which perfectly matches the egg and potato combination of the salad. Very light salad but very filling.

Malaysian Satay (RM15 half dozen, RM30 1 dozen)
The satay was very juicy. Unlike most satays you buy outside, it was not over/undercooked and very flavorful. the sauce was spicy but very good.

Vegetarian Springroll (RM18)
Crispy popiah wrapper with fresh vegetable inside. The Thai chili sauce was perfect for the spring roll too.

Crema di Funghi (RM18)
Very chunky and very fragrant soup. The taste of wild mushrooms is really evident with every spoonful.

Hawaina Pizza (RM36)
Crispy thin crust which I like very much. Thin crusts pizzas mean you could taste more of the flavorful toppings.

Fish and Chips (RM36)
The fish had a nice golden brown color. it was crispy yet very juicy inside. You could hear the cracking of the fish batter when you cut it.

Mashed potatoes and wedges (RM12 each)

Linguine Ala Modesto's
One of the best seafood pasta dishes I have tried. Creamy sauce, fresh seafood, al dente pasta.

Hugos by Modesto's signature mojito
one of the best mojitos I have ever had. It was refreshing yet has that kick you'd look for in a mojito. 

tortina al cioccolato (Rm22)
Panna Cotta (Rm20)
the brownie was very moist and scrumptious. The panna cotta was so smooth and velvety.


Hugos by Modesto's is not just about quality dishes. Their excellent service and the perfect ambiance of the restaurant is what makes dining here a memorable experience.

6/27/2016

PIECES OF ME - Dear You #2

Dear You,

When you left me hanging a few months back, I was in the shadows. I didn't know where to place myself or whether, you ignoring me was a clear sign that what happened between us was over. I didn't know if I should wait for you to comeback or I should just move on. I didn't know what to do. If it was all over, I wanted closure.

Which left me angry and frustrated.

That's why I said hateful words. Called you names. Insulted you. I was mad. I was lost and trapped in a limbo. And for that I am sorry. I should not have said those things.

But a few days ago, you came back. I saw you were back and I wanted to talk to you. I wanted to ask why. I wanted to understand.  I wanted it to end formally. I wanted closure. I wanted also to apologize for the hateful words that I've said. Plus, there was also this tiny spark of hope that maybe, just maybe, we could patch things up and be like what we were before.

And you gave me what I wanted. Closure. You told me you didn't want me in your life. You told me we were finished. Finally, I got the closure that I wanted.

Yet, why does it hurt so much? If I wanted it to end, why is it killing me inside?

And right now, I am lost again. Much more lost than before. Do I just move on again? Is that the only thing I could do, move on? I used to think that getting your heart broken a lot can make you an expert in moving on. But it doesn't. I've had too many heartaches and yet moving on is still hard.

I wish it didn't have to be this difficult. I wish us didn't have to end. Heck, I wish us didn't even started in the first place. Because I don't know what to do anymore.

Love,

6/17/2016

SILVERSCREEN - Finding Dory


Finally! The sequel to Finding Nemo, which was announced about 2 years ago by Ellen Degeneres herself, is now here! Dory, the lovable but forgetful blue tang fish is back and she is in for an adventure!

I know it's a bit late to post this review since the movie came out and I have watched it a week ago. But we've waited for the movie for about a decade. What's a week compared to that right? 

Anyway, in this sequel, Dory sets out to find her parents after getting a flashback from her childhood. Everyone knows she suffers from short term memory loss and the possibility of her remembering her childhood home and her parents is quite impossible. But the ever positive fish is determined to find out where she came from. With new found friends and some friends from her childhood, will Dory be able to find out where she came from? Well, you have to watch the movie to find out.

Personally, Finding Nemo is one of my favorite Disney and Pixar movie. It's amazingly breathtaking and sweet. Finding Dory entails the same magic as the first movie. However, as with most sequels, the first is always better. It's quite predictable, what would happen with Dory but still it was breath taking and sweet.

The new characters were as lovely and funny. You've got a nearsighted humpback whale, a beluga whale with an inferiority complex, an octopus with issues and a crazy deranged bird. Not the best kind of friends if you're lost and finding your way back but probably the perfect kind of friends a forgetful blue tang needs.

Dory's task of finding her parents when she can't remember anything from her past, might seem impossible. But as she always say, just keep swimming. And it might actually pay off.


Finding Dory opened last June 16 in cinemas worldwide






6/13/2016

SPOONFUL - Morganfield's KL

As someone who loves eating meat, especially pork, it was a stuggle to find a nice restaurant that offers good quality ribs and burgers. I do respect the fact that Malaysia is a Muslim country and most restaurants are halal. But sometimes, all a man needs is meat and what better to eat than juicy pork ribs, right?

Morganfields's is an American bistro that boasts of their juicy pork ribs. But other than ribs,they also serve burgers, salads and various appetizers.


The bacon wrapped pork balls is an explosion! Though the meatball can use a little more seasoning (for my palate), what else could you ask more from meatballs wrapped in juicy pork bacon than more?

The burger is just as impressive. Arguably, it is not the best burger that I have tried ( and I have tried a lot) but still it is worth a try. 

And, finally the pork ribs. It falls of the bone. It's juicy. It's flavorful. Anything else you want?

Overall, Morganfields KL did not dissappoint. It's not the best of the best but definitely in the top list.



Morganfields KL is located at the Pavilion Mall in Bukit Bintang