Feeling a lil adventurous, instead of going for the usual breakfast by La Bodega, my friend and I stopped short at Malones to try out their breakfast menu. I’ve been wanting to try ‘em for the past few months as I’ve been seeing their advert board quite frequently in front of their bar.

Malones, Pavilion

It was still early – around 11AM on Sunday morning, and hence, the Irish bar in Pavilion shopping mall was still empty when we arrived. Their menu was limited yet simple and straightforward. Just like the former, they have the usual breakfast stuff; full works, pancakes, omelettes, and oats. We opted for the heavy duty ones.

Sugar

Malones Hearty Breakfast (RM25.90) came in a rather huge plate with all the essentials arranged neatly. Beef bacon, chicken sausage, turkey ham, toast, hash brown, baked beans, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms and two eggs (cooked according to preference) were given as shown in the photo.

Malones Hearty Breakfast

Somehow, it fell short in terms of quality and quantity… if I were to compare it with the one by La Bodega’s. The amount given for the sauteed mushrooms, bacon and ham were measly while the toast was just of an ordinary bread. That said, the hash brown was alright with crispy texture throughout but we didn’t really like the chicken sausage – due to the taste / herbs in it – although it wasn’t those commercialised ones. The only winning point for this breakfast dish was the smooth runny scrambled eggs. A dash of salt and pepper, it’s good to eat it on its own.

Orang Juice

Tea

The tea that came along with the breakfast set was okay since they were using Cameron Valley product. But the orange juice was ready-made / bottled ones… unlike La Bodega’s awesome freshly squeezed orange juice.

Eggs Benedict

The Eggs Benedict (RM12.90) didn’t win our votes either. Part of it was due to the Hollandaise sauce. I’ve no idea why or what or maybe it’s their ‘standard serving portion’, the given sauce was so little that it was negligible and it didn’t play its important part in the dish.

Eggs Benedict

Apart from that, although the poached eggs were done nicely – firm yet runny yolk, there was a sourish note at some parts of the eggs which I didn’t favour much. There were bits of sautéed mushrooms at the center of the plate but they weren’t enough to save the dish.

Cappuccino Coffee

I had to order a drink since the Eggs Benedict didn’t come with one and I made a wrong choice of ordering a cup of cappuccino because it was just appaling. For RM11.90 a cup, it’s just not worth paying for a tasteless poorly ‘brewed’ cup of joe. With that amount charged, I would gladly top up and get a cuppa from Starbucks / Coffee Bean / Espressamente Illy nearby.

Malones, Pavilion

All in all, the quality / experience wasn’t up to expectation as they didn’t hit all the right spots. The food wasn’t as satisfying as I expected it to be while the drinks especially the coffee and orange juice were below par. The service was slow during peak hours since there were only two waiters running the show. For the price they are charging, I would rather pay less to dine in Coffee Bean or pay slightly more for a better meal at La Bodega. However, don’t take my word for it. Give them a try and tell me your thoughts. Their breakfast menu is available daily from 8AM to 3PM (for Pavilion branch).

Address:
Lot C3.02.00, Level 3,
Pavilion KL Shopping Mall
No. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.




Gong Cha Malaysia, The Gardens Mall

With its first outlet in Subang Jaya is well under way, Gong Cha Malaysia has opened another outlet in Klang Valley. This outlet is situated inside The Gardens Mall (Mid Valley Megamall) and it is set to serve its loyal customers while introducing their signature drinks to new customers at the same time.

Gong Cha Malaysia, The Gardens Mall

Just like the other branch, this swanky outlet has tables and chairs decked out for their customers’ comfort / usage. Despite being located at a quiet corner near Isetan departmental store, it’s the ideal location for meet up or rest and relax after a shopping spree… with a cup of their signature milk tea in hand. It’s definitely worth the trouble to walk over just for their uniquely crafted drinks.

Gong Cha Caramel Milk Coffee

This time around, other than their Signature Milk Winter Melon Tea, I got to try out their Caramel Milk Coffee (RM7.50) which was recommended by the friendly staff. Coming from a cafe which specialises in milk tea, I was hesitant at first but the first sip was all it took to make me liking it.

Gong Cha Caramel Milk Coffee

A concoction of the unique sweetness from the caramel with aromatic taste of the coffee plus the richness of the signature milk foam made it a rather unique yet delightful drink. The coffee wasn’t as bold or punchy as an espresso shot but it was subtle enough to give a lasting taste in the mouth.

Gong Cha Bubble Tea Malaysia

Now that Gong Cha Malaysia have an outlet in The Gardens Mall, it will be one of my go-to spots for drinks… since Mid Valley Megamall (and The Gardens Mall) is, technically speaking, my ‘second home’.

Gong Cha Bubble Tea Malaysia

So, have you had any of Gong Cha’s drinks lately? If not, what are you waiting for? Remember to checkout their Facebook Page or follow them on Twitter for updates.

Address :
S-238B, 2nd Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Business hours : 10AM – 10PM

Other outlets in Malaysia :-

  • The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur
  • Aeon Big Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur
  • Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
  • Sungei Wang, Kuala Lumpur
  • Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur
  • Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong
  • SS15, Subang Jaya
  • Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya
  • Jaya Shopping Center, Petaling Jaya
  • Tesco, Mutiara Damansara
  • Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara
  • Setia City Mall, Shah Alam
  • KLIA2
  • Uptown Ave Seremban 2, Seremban
  • Mahkota Parade, Melaka
  • Sutera Mall, Johor
  • City Square, Johor
  • Greentown Ipoh, Perak
  • Gurney Plaza, Penang
  • Plaza Merdeka, Kuching