bookmark_borderBreakfast At Antipodean Cafe, Menara Tan & Tan Kuala Lumpur

My first visit to Antipodean was late last year. Then, it was already famous and the cafe was packed to the brim with hungry customers so much so that one requires a lot of luck and patience to dine there. For the uninitiated, Antipodean is well known for its hearty food (and breakfast!) and its coffee. Whether it’s worth the wait is up to one’s discretion.

Antipodean's coffee counter, Menara Tan & Tan Kuala Lumpur

But thankfully, due to pure coincidence, I stumbled upon this branch when I was in Kuala Lumpur for some personal business. I was skeptical at first due to its location but all that was dismissed by this blog post.

Antipodean's Menu Board, Menara Tan & Tan Kuala Lumpur

Nested at a corner lot in Menara Tan and Tan, it was opened for business not long ago (roughly a week before the Chinese New Year). The vicinity is just as big as the one in Bangsar and it has the same infamous menu board on its wall inside the cafe. Tables and chairs are arranged close to one another to maximise its tight space.

Table Arrangements in Antipodean, Menara Tan & Tan Kuala Lumpur

I have not tried their main courses because all my visits, just like this one, were in the morning and hence, for their breakfast.

Antipodean's Big Breakfast at Menara Tan & Tan, Kuala LumpurBig Breakfast (RM18)

Pork Bacon (add-on)Pork Bacon (RM8)

Consisted of scrambled eggs, pork bacon / sausage, hash brown, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans and toast, the portion of Big Breakfast was bigger than usual. The eggs were done nicely; velvety yet texturised. I didn’t really like the sausage though and the hash brown tasted rather bland. However, the mushrooms were wonderful; garlicky, firm and juicy.

Scrambled Eggs on Croissant (with pork bacon) by AntipodeanScrambled Eggs on Croissant with Pork Bacon (RM18)

Scrambled eggs on croissant (with pork bacon) was a simple affair. Hidden between the eggs and the flaky pastry were rocket leaves… which is something I don’t enjoy due to its distinctive yet subtle taste.

Banana Pancakes with Butterscotch by Antipodean,Banana Pancakes with Butterscotch (RM16)

The Banana Pancakes with Butterscotch resembled somewhat ordinary homemade dish with a twist. The pancakes were soft and fluffy with bits of real banana in them. Surprisingly, the sauce wasn’t as sweet as I thought it would be.

Iced Cappuccino coffee and Orange Juice by AntipodeanIced Cappuccino (RM10) and Fresh Orange Juice (RM9)

For their iced cappuccino, I do not have any comments because it was decent with a good ratio of coffee to milk. The orange juice was freshly squeezed and it’s as good as La Bodega’s.

Antipodean's Entrance, Menara Tan & Tan Kuala Lumpur

Overall, it was a good hearty meal. I like the ambiance as it was calm and quiet unlike the other branch in Bangsar. Parking wise, it is definitely easier during weekends but that can’t be said during weekdays. Despite its location (and distance), I wouldn’t travelling this far instead of testing my patience at the other. Heh!

Address :
Suite G-40B,
Ground Floor,
207, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel. Number : +603 2161 0752

bookmark_borderBeach Road Prawn Mee Eating House, East Coast Road, Singapore

Without fail, my sister will take me to this shop whenever I’m in Singapore. Well, according to her, that’s the closest thing she could get for a good bowl of prawn mee.

Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House

Located along East Coast Road, it is about 10 minutes drive from my sister’s place. But on one particular day (during my short holiday), and since they weren’t around and there’s no car, I’m not sure why or what, I decided to walk to the said shop. Walking under a hot scorching sun with a migraine for 30 minutes is ain’t fun, I tell you. But then again, I insisted on taking a long walk on that day because I need to take a breather. But that’s another story…

So, when I reached to that place, the shop was not packed as during weekends because it was mid morning on a weekday. Ordering was a breeze. All you need to do is to grab a table, remember the table number, proceed to the counter to order and pay there and then.

Prawn Mee

For unknown reason, I decided to pick the most expensive one in their menu; Jumbo Prawn Mee. Please don’t ask me why. Maybe my migraine screwed up my thinking on that day and made me pay for more. It took about 5 – 10 minutes for my order to arrive. There were 2 – 3 jumbo fresh prawns in it. Unlike the ones in Malaysia, the soup has this very vague taste but it wasn’t tasteless, that’s for sure. Please do take note that their mee hoon is slightly thicker compare to that in Malaysia.


Besides, it wasn’t spicy at all. One needs to add chili powder and chili powder for more ‘kickness’. They are readily placed on each and every table for customer’s convenience. I was literally speechless when my sister told me about this, I kid you not.

Lime Juice

To wash it all down, it was a cold cup of lime juice. Not too sour yet not too sweet. They were just at the right level.


The total damage was SGD$12. But I can’t complain much because the noodle was decently alright. And I’ll probably go back there again whenever I’m in Singapore again… with my sister footing the bill. Haha.

370/372, East Coast Road,
Singapore #428981.

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