Thirdwave Cafe, Nexus, Bangsar South

New exploration at Bangsar South brought me to this place.

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This place is not decorated fantastically but it has different corner which can suit your mood or taste but what got me excited was the food. Let’s head right to it!

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Retro Scotch Egg (RM26.00)

I personally love this and would recommend it. It’s presented with runny yolk egg wrapped with chicken minced meat lay on shredded beets and carrot, and creamy mashed cauliflower, topped with a little alfalfa sprouts. The minced chicken is a little salty on its own but is balanced up with the cauliflower. Well combined dish!

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Avocado Smorrebrod  (RM23.00)

Smorrebrod is a Danish open sandwich which usually served with dark brown rye bread topped with your selected toppings. Mine is topped with half Australian avocado and dash of matcha powder, and poached egg, toasted nuts and feta cheese. A simple but rather filling dish.

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Darling’s egg (RM23.00)

It looks like a very simple “I-also-can-cook” dish but never judge a book by its cover. Chicken salami served on a bed of rocket leaves, accompanied with 63C eggs and crispy polenta. What you don’t see is the homemade tomato and French rose sauce. The sauce is a plus ingredient! Crispy polenta is cornmeal and the texture tasted like potato. Nice!

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Thirdwave Big Brekkie (RM35.00)

A large plate of many things: scrambled eggs, buttered toast, portobello mushroom, half avocado, Halloumi cheese, artisanal sausage, charred cherry tomatoes, and smoky beef bacon. If you don’t take beef, please inform the waitress. Sausage has a choice of chili beef or herbed chicken. Very full meal.

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They also have outside seating.

Overall rating : 8/10

Location:
Unit 1-11, Level 1 Nexus, Bangsar South
7, Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603 2242 2126

Operating hours: 10.00am – 11.00pm

Micro-computer mini rice cooker

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Another mini rice cooker product from IDEAHOM. After more than a year from my last purchase of the 1.0L mini rice cooker, now I’m upgrading to 1.5L for more capacity for 1-4 person depending on what you want to cook and the volume of the ingredients.

This model comes with the cooker, non-stick coating inner pot, stainless steel steam box, spatula, measuring cup, porridge micro-pressure device, and power cable.

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Similar to the older model, its power socket is covered by a silica gel cover. It would reduce any water to enter the power socket.

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There are many types of mini cooker in the market and I like this type that works like a normal-sized rice cooker and does not require you to keep adding water to steam/cook. This model also comes with micro-computer that could switch to 4 different modes : cook (c), congee/porridge (p), slow cook (b), and keep warm (H).

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The timer has been pre-set for you being cook rice at 30 minutes, porridge at 60 minutes, slow cook for 90 minutes and keep warm for up to 12 hours. The maximum time for the cooker to be kept warm is 12 hours after which it power offs automatically.  The green and red indicator on the left and right would serves to inform you whether it’s cooking (red) or done cooking (green). Every time you change the mode, you will need to press on/off to restart the mode.

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The non-stick inner pot is a high temperature spraying aluminium alloy Japan Daikin coating, and the cooker has 3D honeycomb heater plate which heats up fast and evenly. So becareful if it’s not covered.

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Additionally, this model comes with a porridge micro-pressure device which helps to store the vaporized steam water instead of dropping all over the table which I find it untidy on the older model. To keep it tidy, I lay a piece of cloth under the cooker to absorb any excessive dripping or water splatter if you overfilled the cooker.

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It also comes with a user manual for some simple references like volume of rice and water for rice or porridge.

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Details of the product
Rated voltage : 220V – 240V
Rated Frequency : 50Hz – 60Hz
Power : 300W
Rated capacity : 1.5L
Net weight per box : 1.4kg
Product size : 178 x 166 x 216mm

Price : RM148

For more information, you may visit Ideahom Centre at their website or here’s the product page.

Use of MyTeksi app in Kuala Lumpur

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Recently, I was introduced to use MyTeksi app to book a taxi. It has been a long time since I booked a taxi in Kuala Lumpur. It’s a user-friendly app where you can easily see if there are any nearby taxis. Once you input your location, you can see the drivers bidding for your booking. The successful bid will give you the car plate number, the driver’s name and phone number. You can also track your driver’s location.

I made a 2 days advance booking. You can call the driver to confirm the booking or wait for the driver to call you. What I liked was 10 minutes after I got on the taxi, a staff from MyTeksi called me to make sure that I got on the taxi. I got to know that not every person got that call. I’m not sure why but it gave me a comfort that my booking is in record. It was a rather safe experience which I would recommend others to try it, if you have not.

For more information, you can visit this website.

From the few taxis that I sat, they had the MyTeksi sticker and also EasyTaxi, which I have not tried yet.

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For more information of EasyTaxi, click here.

Have a safe journey!