The last lunch@Awesome Canteen, Taman Paramount, PJ


While everyone was away for the long holiday break, I found myself still rushing through deadlines and running around meeting customers and attending meetings. Not what I had expected for the year end.

Nonetheless, it was the final hour of closing, and I decided to take a break, and escape for a time-out lunch to get away from everything and just let me tummy have a decent meal at its own comfort.

After aimlessly driving around, I came to the Awesome Canteen, which I had always wanted to try but usually drove past it. Until today, there was a parking spot conveniently available right in front of the shop…I guess my lunch meal was destined.

I was impressed by the simplicity of the shop’s decor but ended up looking really artsy. Simple metal chairs and tables, with dried leaves and flowers hung on walls, and big framed drawings hung all over. It was also an art gallery place/ makan-makan place.


The food serving time was a little disappointing. It took nearly 30mins for my food to arrive and I was really starving. After several attempts of reminding the waiter, my sandwich came. Thankfully, the sandwich was rather delicious. Properly toasted, crunchy, and the grilled chicken was quite tender and flavourful. Only wished that the portion was bigger.


The grilled soba was actually quite food also. Well marinated. To bring out its flavour. Good quality grills but only wished that the portion was also bigger.

All in all total damage was about RM 30, which was a little premium I would say. But I guess you are paying for quality food and nice ambience. The cakes look good also but a little too pricey as well.

I was glad that the lunch break happened. A real kit-kat moment was truly needed. Alright, I am all charged up for the year end Christmas and New Year weekend break!

Awesome Canteen,
19, Jalan 20/13,
Taman Paramount,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: 03-7865 8048
Opening hours: Tuesdays – Sundays (11am-10pm)
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Great coffee with great breads patisserie B and Nomusairo, Seoul


On the last day in Seoul, we decided to take a slow 20minute stroll to Nomusairo for a final good cuppa before we leave. As we were approaching Nomusairo, Patiserrie B caught our attention because of its french-style designed bakery.


I walked in and the buttery whiff hovered all over the bakery. Fresh bakes were displayed by the entry and beautifully crafted cakes were displayed on the left.

I bought this mung bean bun, which was filled with so much nutritious goodness!


They were being super generous with the ingredients and the bread was also very fluffy indeed!


This charcoal cream cheese bun was amazing. It may look a little peculiar from the outside but oh boy.. It was so soft which blended in so well with the fluffed up light cream cheese. Went perfectly well with the long black from Nomusairo!

The breads in general were between 3000 – 5000won if you are buying those bun-like ones.

The only major downside was how unfriendly the staff was at Patiserrie B. As I couldn’t speak Korean and neither could they converse in English, rather than being helped, I felt they were irritated by my questions and somehow rather gave me stares like I could not afford to buy their breads.

I didn’t like the feeling of the after-purchase when I walked out. So I did a little googling at Nomusairo, and it seems Patiserrie B is famous for their delicate French influenced cakes. But does that justify the actions of the staffs there? I don’t think so. Hopefully they are re-trained again to be better staffs to serve customers in the future.

Not cooollllllllll….


Before I leave, a box of banana milk to sip through my 20minute journey back to the hotel to take the bus to Incheon airport.

McDonalds at Incheon, here I come!

Pâtisserie B (bakery – cafe)
Gyeonghuigungoe Achim / King’s Garden block #3, 1F
Naesu-dong 72 bonji, Jongno-gu, Seoul, ROK
Tel : +82.2.739.5532