The first time we had our lunch there, the noodles were not too soft but a little chewy as I like it. The mushrooms were tasty and lovely (A LOT of mushrooms). Fried onion sprinkled on top of the noodles added to the taste and to be honest, it was quite divine. However, the second time was not so satisfying. The noodles were a bit soggy and that spoilt the whole thing. The soup was not that good either. I believe that the stove fire was a little too much.
If you fancy something non alcoholic, sweet, creamy and flavorful, then this could be the one for you. Monkey Business is all about Banana Bread, Pecan and Dates. I dont know how they do it but you’d be able to taste all the flavors in it. Very nice, I liked it.
The Towkay Suite, or ‘The Boss Suite’ in Hokkien dialect, is about 22sqm. Our room was on the fifth floor, the room is small but it has what you need. It is equipped with a small lounge or sofa area and a luxurious king-sized bed, with floor-to-ceiling high window facing the bustling KL view with a view of KL Tower. I quite like it, as I like to watch the commuter and cars pass by.
First – a scoop of Monkey Business in a cone (RM9.80). It’s non-boozy, very creamy with bits of banana bread, pecan and dates. If you love bananas, you’ll love the richness of this – but it did get a little too rich for us after awhile.
One dish here we’ve yet to find elsewhere is Ayam Pop (RM7) – chicken cooked in coconut water and spices before it is fried to golden brown. The meat is tender and flavourful. The accompanying sambal is mildly spicy and sweet, and cooked with a bit of petai for the slight pungent hit.
Our favourite here has to be the Dendeng Lambok Lado Ijo (RM8) – thin beef slices served with sambal ijo (green chilli sambal). So, we initially thought that this dish was Dendeng Batokok as they appear similar. However, while Dendeng Batokok tends to dry, the Dendeng Lambok here is more moist and it is boiled with spices before it is flattened and fried.
While we are more excited with their alcoholic ice cream, non-alcohol options are worth checking out too. FIOR DE LATTE – fresh Malaysian milk ice cream from NOMAD farm, sweet soy sauce
Reasons to visit Licky Chan & The Poke Guy: loads of vegan options; boozy liquor; fun location; lots of surprises.
Reasons to visit the Mizukami Collective at The Chow Kit: stylish setting with character; great bartenders; local flavours integrated into classic cocktails; plenty of zero-proof and low ABV choices; must try the Kopi-O, Jungle Bird and Lime Leaf Lady.
Reasons to embark on the Caribbean Food Cruise at Joloko: a chance to “travel” at least by setting sail on your tastebuds; fun, fun, fun team and setting; a culinary adventure; excellent cocktails and wine list.