With almost an unlimited amount of good food around town, us KLites are always spoiled for choice. Get inspired in this second part of our Chilly Fizi feature as Liyana Fizi names some of the restaurants she’d frequent to nourish herself after a tiring gig.
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WHISK ESPRESSO BAR & BAKE SHOP, EMPIRE GALLERY, SUBANG JAYA
“Whisk has nice hazelnut coffee and gooey red velvet cake, I would usually grab a cup and a piece to go, and would end up finishing the cake before I get home.” There’s a sign at the shop that says it is home to the original macarons and red velvet cakes, usually we’d be wary of any self-endorsement but with Liyana’s approval there, we are automatic believers! Whisk is a concept cafÃ© that combines two of hipsters’ perennial obsessions – caffeine and cakes – for full on postprandial indolence.
T FORTY TWO, BANGSAR VILLAGE II
“Pretty things, pretty cups, pretty food.” Pretty girls too, we bet. T Forty Two is the place to be for Liyana when she wants to catch up with her girlfriends and get stereotypically girly girl. Serving aesthetically pleasing desserts, such as macarons (they’re everywhere aren’t they?), scones and chocolate fondue, it makes sense that T Forty Two tends to attract the fairer sex.
Don’t let the previous few entries fool you. Liyana isn’t all hoity-toity, she’s very much up for messy local dishes especially if she can really dig her hands into em. Nirwana in Bangsar is her go to place when the hankering for banana leaf rice kicks in. “My hands would smell like curry for 48 hours but I don’t care,” she says. We’re sure a lot of people would overlook her curry-scented hands too.
THE BEE, JAYA ONE
With a performance space that seems tailor-made for the singer songwriter type, The Bee is almost a natural fit for Liyana to chill out at. While The Bee has great menu and The Last Polka to boost their appeal, it’s really the combination of its setting and concept that gets others (and Liyana) flocking to the place. “I find it really peaceful here (when the IACT college students are busy learning in class). It’s the perfect place for writing, laptop dates, meetings, and reading.”
Liyana Fizi’s debut album Between the Lines is out at all good record stores. Check out the singer songwriter’s internet presence at www.liyanafizi.com and twitter.com/liyanafizi. Click here for the first part in case you missed it.