Category: Restaurant Reviews

Real Food (1 Mont Kiara) $$ 18/20

I have a new secret hangout slash hideout, folks! I feel so happy and restful at this little gem of a place. Nevermind that the first time I went to it, I saw the famed Jimmy Choo there! I am in love with their quiet, hidden location, their excellently curated selection of health foods, and their Banana Pancake!

Real Food's Banana Pancake is so delicious!
Real Food’s Banana Pancake is so beauteous and delicious! Option to have vegan ice-cream. 

Their menu contains items that are identified as gluten-free. Other common food allergens also identified. They have a fantastic selection of local and Western dishes. Favourites of mine include: the rojak and the tom yum soup. Waitstaff are also knowledgeable about food allergies. And they have a small selection of delectable desserts in their showcase out front. They are not vegetarian, but are fairly responsible in their sourcing of meat and dairy products.

This Singaporean chain only has one restaurant in Malaysia at the moment, but plans to open more. The ambience is peaceful: tables are spread apart, and there is warm lighting, good WiFi and an adorable selection of books (many on animals!).

I’m hooked! I think you will be too.

Real Food


  • Allergy friendly: *****
  • Taste: *****
  • Atmosphere: Calm, peaceful, quiet ****
  • Service: ****
  • Cost: $$$ Dishes range from RM20 to RM50+ for entrees



Chinese New Year Buffets!

Dear friends,

For those who like to plan ahead – *far* ahead – for Chinese New Year buffets, I’d highly recommend the one at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur. Right next to KLCC! They can tailor specifically to GF diets – you won’t feel left out at all – not even with the yee sang tossing! They offer a full course GF menu, which includes dessert.

Some pictures for inspiration!




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