I love Publika and I notice that a lot of expats do too. I guess it’s because of the fine selection of restaurants, cafes, and shops in that mall. I often go there with the husband for tapas, actually. 😉
Recently, another cafe has opened in Publika to add to the place’s list of establishments. Mono Coffee is yet another place for people who want to hang out, enjoy a cuppa, and meet up with friends in the Solaris Dutamas area.
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But one thing that’s really nice about the place is the atmosphere. The lighting, the unfinished and slight industrial feel of the cafe also makes it quite relaxing.
The cafe was opened by the Brandker Group – the company behind one of Klang Valley’s most well known cafe chains: Cosans Coffee.
You can say that Mono is Cosan’s hipster brother. With Mono specialising on serving artisan brews. It’s for coffee aficionados and those who actually appreciate the proper process of getting your beans into your cup.
Apologies for being MIA the past few days. If you’ve been following my Instagram, you would have seen that I was in Cebu and Bohol for the 2nd Ambassador’s Tour and I was pretty busy working my butt off, helping the embassy out while enjoying the beautiful sites of my home country. While helping out at the tour was fun and I admit that I learned a lot, I gotta say that it was pretty tiring. I was getting 4 hours of sleep every night and was moving around all day. Prior to that was the ASEAN Summit here in KL and in Langkawi – the husband and I would often sleep at 2 in the morning and get up 4 hours later. You could imagine how that took a toll on my skin.
By the time I got back in from the Ambassador’s Tour, my skin was dry and rather dull. The bags under my eyes were at a really bad state and you can totally tell that I was tired even if you were a mile away. Okay, I’m exaggerating. But seriously – my skin was in bad shape. And then I remembered that I was recently given a product that promises to hydrate and give my skin the boost that it needs but before I tell you how it has worked for me the past few days, let me do a little bit of back tracking. 😉
Laneige, a Korean brand that I’ve always heard great reviews of, recently invited me to the launch of their new Water Sleeping Mask. All my friends were talking about Laneige products lately – the BB Cushion, the Two-Tone Lip Bar, etc. I guess it was finally time to see what the fuss is all about. After all, Koreans do have a reputation of really knowing skin care. 😉
Since moving to Malaysia, my husband and I have been addicted to Teh Tarik or “Pulled Tea” in English. We order it everywhere – at the mamaks, the fast food chains that serve them, at the restaurants, and even at food courts. He prefers it hot, while I always take it iced. But either way, we just love it – even though we know it can be quite fattening to drink it all the time. 😛
To get a-hold of Teh Tarik here in Malaysia, one has to travel to the nearest establishment that serves it. I can’t really imagine myself making some for Alvin from scratch as it can be quite a task to “pull” the milk tea and make it frothy.
Here’s the part where I tell you the good news: I can now have one of my favourite drinks at the comfort of my own home whenever I want it as Lipton recently launched their instant Teh Tarik! No more pulling, just stirring. 😉
My friends and I were at the launch event held aptly at Carcosa Seri Negara – one of my favourite places in Kuala Lumpur. I love going there. Especially for afternoon tea!
Aside from the Instant Teh Tarik, Lipton also re-launched their new and improved instant Classic Milk Tea that now contains more tea powder, balanced with equal amounts of milk to create a distinct tea latte.
They also have the nutty and fragrant Hazelnut milk tea and the Teh Halia or ginger milk tea (my personal favourite).
The Teh Halia uses real ginger powder to achieve an authentic taste and aroma as well as to infuse your drink with the nutrients and benefits that ginger has to offer. That’s definitely a plus for me. 😉