One would expect TWG Tea Salon in Pavillion to cause a great hype especially when their TWG branches in Singapore seemed to flair very well. I have always loved TWG for its concept, i.e. plenty of tea choices, sound afternoon tea set, and to-die for macarons, so when I heard of them opening in Pavillion, needless to say I was beyond thrill. The place carries a quiet elegance that blends well with its surrounding luxury boutiques with the name of Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent etc. Indeed, we were feeling slightly “atas” and consciously speaking in a foreign british accent whilst sassy music fills the background.
The interior is easily related with their other outlets, smooth black marbled tiles, white linen tablecloth, ratten back chairs and posh silver cutleries.

We were shown into our seats after walking about hardwood tea counters gawking on the vast selection of tea. The place is relatively empty during dinner time with half occupancy but I heard it’s a madhouse during afternoon time.

My friends, whom is accustom to the combination of liquor and food on normal days, seemed puzzled on my choice of place to meet, and it was to their utmost disappointment that Long Island Iced Tea was not served there. I joke, but we did check. hehe.

Tea is particularly the main draw here. We were impressed when shown the selection of tea which came up to a good thick book of more than 20 pages long with staggering choices, almost like a tea bible describing at length the different flavours and different blend. When ask what they recommend, you’ll find a standard answer on their signature 1837 black tea. (I know because I’ve asked the same thing few months back in Ion orchard’s TWG and got the same answer).

oops caught me in the reflection :D
do you know the function of their tea pot? Enlighten me, i'll see whether you get it right.
What differs TWG from the other teahouse perhaps would be their signature tea-infused savoury dishes. The selection in the pavilion outlet is much lesser compare to its Singapore counterpart but I did spy a few recognizable dishes in this menu with some new add-ons

Delightfully light and not too tooth aching sweet macarons were perhaps the only joy we’ve had the whole evening. With 8 Types of tea infused macarons to choose from, I particularly enjoyed the Napolean, the jet black macrons with salted caramel and Napolean Tea. Other good flavours were bain the roses and chocolate (I’m sure they don’t call it plain ol’ “chocolate” so please forgive me on the names- I’m not very good at them). All in All, it is one of the best macarons I’ve enjoyed in KL.

Aviator Salad with grilled chicken supreme, romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, and fresh parmesan shavings topped with poached eggs with a touch of seaweed tossed in a lightly spice sauce infused with comtoir des indes tea. All ingredients melded nicely with each other, the chicken was a tender wonder.

Egg Benedicts - Poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and smoked salmon on toasted English muffin. Nice runny eggs with beautiful yolk colours, however its hollandaise lacks those buttery flavours making it less than memorable.

Foie Gras Terrine with spinach shoots, red radish & fresh garden salad and sakura tea jelly

Pan Seared Foie Gras- on a bed of caramelized apples and carrots drizzled with chocolate infused vinaigrette. If I can overlook the fact that both the “salad” and foie gras flavours did not marriage together well, I would say it’s a pretty good deal @ RM43.50 with two generous size of those sinful duck liver.

Wagyu Burger- Grilled Wagyu Beef Burger with lettuce, tomato, emmental cheese topped with horseradish mayonnaise, accompanied by matchstick fries tossed in 1837 Green tea powder. Thick moist patties with good seasoning, though the hamburger bun is a bit limp, but those truffle infused fries were really the highlight of this dish. Nothing to shout at, but it’s a decent eat.

Seared Matcha Salmon with green peas carrots, cauliflower and mini yellow zucchini drizzled with balsamic vinegar caramel & matcha green tea oil was our least favourite of the evening. Dry and bland, I can cook it better at home, I’m sorry. I get anal when people can’t get a basic salmon right.

Overall, still a pleasant experience in TWG (if I can overlook the bad food part), the ambience  with courteous servers and pleasant attitude is noteworthy, and I did enjoy the tea there very much- with a pot costing RM18 on average, and those macarons will definitely pull me back again and again. Now, I heard their scones flairs well too. TWG shall be my between shopping rest stop in pavillion.

My diners of the night: (:

Me + Sleepy Face :D

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Ground Floor, Pavillion
Tel: 03-2142 9922

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (10am-10pm)

If you ever pop by at Tokyo, wanting to have affordable sushi albeit one which is super fresh that make you go “OMG” while you devour every single bite thinking you’ll never eat any other sushi in KL again because it will not feel the same ever, well… you might want to consider Sushi Daiwo 寿司大和or Sushi Dai大司寿 (father and son team in two different shop footsteps away from one another) at Tsukiji market.

A full sushi meal of about 8-10 items may seem wrong (and sinful) at 5am in the morning, but it is only that time that you can avoid the queue which was already lengthening by 5.30am. Tsukiji market row of sushi places is a must must MUST go whenever you visit Tokyo. Of course there is plenty of other really good sushi place in town- Take sushiso masa for example, top sushi restaurant in TOKYO which charge you approx RM800-1000 per head- you need to book one or two weeks in advance by the way because they only have 7 seats in there, or you may opt for something that will still make you go gaga and won’t empty out your wallet too fast, a full meal in sushi daiwo would only cost a nip in your wallet by RM100-RM150

The good thing about Sushi DaiWo is, you don’t really have to say anything. Given the lack of ability to converse in each other languages anyhow, we ordered omakase set and let the chef serve us whatever that was fresh from the market. Throughout the whole dining experience (mind you it wasn’t very long, half an hour tops in there due to being serve faster than a fast food restaurant) we politely and repeatingly saying words like “HAI” (yes yes…), Oiishi (delicious), Si mi masen (Excuse me), Biru Ichi(One Beer)- yep we had beer at 5am in the morning, there’s no rule saying otherwise right? Just for your info, it tasted awesome with the sushis.

Here are the pictures, I’ll spare you the details but I wish you can just see my expression when I put it in my mouth. It’s priceless as I was almost speechless! The sashimis were melt in your mouth wonders.The Chef has advised us not to dip into soya sauce and should eat it on its own. Most pieces of sushi already have wasabi in them. I normally would not touch wasabi, but there were no complains with this as it was filled with just the right amount and fully complements the freshness of the seafood. I’m in love!

5am in the morning already bustling with life

Caught a glimpse on the tuna auction.

Whats the fresh catch of the day?

Uni anyone?



No picture of myself, because.. well, it was 5am, and i didnt want to scare you off. =P

It was truly a wonderful experience with Sushi Daiwo, i'm missing it so much i might just go back to Tokyo again next year to have this.

Ahh.. this may be one day late, but i want to share to our readers that Crazieapple is ageing yet another year! Happy Birthday Sistah!! <3 We hope you enjoyed your surprise party- all credits to Mr. W who has been utmost sweet and planned everything himself.

I know it's been awhile since we've blogged. You will forgive us, wont we? seeing that it's Crazieapple's birthday?

People can never get sick of surprises, and certainly not Augustdiners. We had a mini pre-celebration with the princess at Georgetown white coffee @ Jaya 33. Do you know they have private room upstairs that can cater well to parties? Well now you know. They serve some amazing fish head curry too, this will be in their new menu which will be launched later.

Crazieapple love all things pastels, and shes a crazy obsessed pinterest user, it was not difficult to know what decor would appeal to her. Pink paper lantern? check. Macarons? check. Pink Flowers? Check. Pink Balloons? Pretty Pink Cake? Check Check.

Here are some photos to share :)

Ms Jazz + Mamatan

Feipo! (my pet name for her) May you have a special year filled with all your heart desires!
Enjoy life and love your family! (i.e. Me, kthxbye)

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