Meaty affair@Big Joe, SS2

This new dining joint became one of the popular hang out spots in SS2, especially during supper time.
The puffs of smoke from the grill clouded the road and racks of chicken were sizzling away on the charcoal coated metal strips.
Time for a new foodie exploring session.
I was pleasantly surprised that the Big Joes actually decorated the small patch of curb area with flowers, garden grass and lights. Like a tiny garden home project. I never seen any restauranteur who actually bothers to do this. Salute!
The price on the menu does suit those who are on a budget but stilll craves for western food. My beef burger was about RM8, but the patty was a bit of a let down. As described on the menu, the patty was supposed to be thick but umm…as it came to me… flattened and taste wise was also average.
The trademark grilled chicken was slightly more expensive. Half a chicken for rm20. Did not look like that many pieces after the 1/2 chicken was chopped. Tastewise also nothing really great and memorable. Could not beat the grilled chicken from Kota Bahru. But rm20 for the guy’s hard effort of standing hours over the grill cooking for us was worth the penny I guess.
Many patrons were seen ordering the chicken cordon bleu, perhaps i’ll give it a second try on another trip to Big Joe, since the price is actually affordable.
Round 2 coming up!

A cuppa nicely done caffeine boost@Whisk, One Utama

The Star Trek movie was at 11.20 pm. We were there in One Utama since 8 pm. It was the week’s school holidays so the mall was packed like sardines in a can. Claustrophobic!
We walked and walked and walked until we were bored. And there was still 2 more hours to kill. Energy levels low. Eyelids closing down. Decided to get a quick fix of caffeine at Whisk to hold up until 11.20 pm.
Whisk, one of the boutique coffee joints that has gained popularity amongst the yuppies and young execs.
This time, I ordered the cappuccino. The espresso dose was Kau this time, milk thickened and foamy too. I was pretty happy with what I got.
I gotta say that the americano however, varies when it comes to the QC. My first attempt: not impressed. Too diluted and coffee was not hot. Second attempt: turned out great. Smooth down the throat and the coffee was Kau and hot. Third attempt: diluted again. Hmmmm… I should stick to the choice that involve milk in future.
Nonetheless, the layout of this place is very grunge, artsy, condusive for a laid back chill out session..and as my gf says it reminds her of Paris.
Strategically located next to Starbucks, and at for those who wants to order a cuppa for take-away, you can do so at its right corner with a label that says “For serious coffee drinkers..”.
For those who walk past it and head towards Starbucks, reading this will probably cause a tiny Ouch in the heart haha.