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Having collected regular patrons' feedback on the food offering, Black Kettle has decided to do some minor upgrade to the menu and has since, rolled out its new food menu. Bright and cozy with a good doze of soft furnishing and slight greenery, the cafe is one of the busiest cafes in the heart of Georgetown. With the joining of a new Michelin-trained head Chef, the newly launched food menu sees stronger influences from local flavors. Keeping "mindful eating" in mind, a few healthier additions have also been included in the food menu. In line with that, all sauces and bread are made-in-house by Black Kettle. Need more to celebrate? There is also a bakery counter near the entrance (they do sell bread and pastries for walk-ins) and excellent Coffee.

Many Thanks to Black Kettle for hosting us.



Baby Octopus and Angel Hair Pasta (Rm 30)


Peri-Peri Chicken (Rm 24)


Creamy Mushroom (Rm 18)


Bread and Curry (Rm 22)

Start your meal with a delicious bowl of Creamy Mushroom- a concoction of fresh Shitake, Abalone and Button Mushrooms cooked with Tarragon Butter and Paprika. The creamy dish carries an earthy flavor with buttery-milky fragrance. It has a hint of spiciness due to the addition of Paprika but that would perfectly suit the Malaysian in you. It is to be enjoyed with crisp-toasted Bread. If you would like to have Soup instead, go for their Bread and Curry. Almost like Indian Dhal Curry, Black Kettle's rendition is slightly lighter on the palate but equally well-spiced. It has a mild peppery flavor and to be served with a basket of toasted Bread.

One of the signature mains would be the Baby Octopus and Angel Hair Pasta, a playful yet successful dish that incorporates local Malaysian Sambal to Pasta. The dish sees al-dentely cooked Spaghetti served atop of Coconut and Lemongrass creamy broth; the Seafood broth carries a mild sweetness with creamy texture... good on its own but it becomes more dimensional with the addition of Sambal; a spicy boost to the dish. Daring, unique but definitely delicious. If you have a soft spot for spicy food, their Peri Peri Chicken is worth a look. Perfectly grilled boneless Chicken Thigh served with Black Kettle's Peri Peri sauce can be painful on the lips but sheer enjoyment on the palate; the Peri Peri sauce is more than just condiment... probably the soul and real draw of this dish.


Additional Information:
Pork-Free
Wifi-Available
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: Yes 6%
Address: 105, Beach Street, 10300, Georgetown, Penang. 
Business Hours: 9: 30 am to 11:30 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 251 9270
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The global center for banking and finance, Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It has one of the world's most well-connected public transportation and its airport (Zurich International Airport) is the largest in the country and often, the busiest. Being a financial powerhouse, the place is home to many financial experts and a melting pot of cultures. Having said that, the city is also home to many food eateries- whether international cuisine or local Swiss delicacies. If you are like me, whom did not have much time to explore Zurich (only half a day), the below guide will help you a little.

1) Raclette Factory
Address: Rindermarkt 1, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland.
Visiting Hours: 11:30 pm to 10 pm on every Sunday to Wednesday, 11:30 am to 12 am on Thursdays to Saturdays. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: +41 44 261 04 10



Raclette (CHF 15)


Feldschlosschen Beer (CHF 5)

No trip to Switzerland is complete without having a share of Raclette and one of the best places for this local Swiss delicacy would be the Raclette Factory... right smack in Zurich city center. The restaurant offers a Raclette-focused menu... with various toppings and condiments available but for the most classic Raclette experience, we'd recommend going for the Raclette with Potatoes and pickles. It has a distinctive cheesy aroma, which can be addictive. Best to wash down with a glass of Beer.


2) Swiss Chuchi
Address: Rosengasse 10, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland.
Visiting Hours: 11:30 am to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: +41 81 420 30 60


Cheese Fondue (CHF 28.50)

If you are a serious foodie like me who wants to tick the bucket list of eating Cheese Fondue in Switzerland, check Swiss Chuchi out. Housed in Hotel Adler in old town of Zurich, this Cheese Fondue specialist is within walking distance from the Raclette Factory (just down the street). The classic Cheese Fondue will come with a basket of Bread... to be dipped in the melted Cheese. It has a pretty strong alcohol taste (result from using White Wine), this portion fits for 2 diners.


3) Movenpick Ice Cream Gallery
Address: Theaterstrasse 8, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland.
Visiting Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm on Sundays to Thursdays, 12 pm to 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Contact Number: +41 43 268 04 20


2 Scoops- Vanilla Cream and Swiss Chocolate (CHF 8.10)

Save some space for dessert... make your way to Movenpick Ice Cream Gallery, a short walk from Lake Zurich. The country's homegrown brand is internationally recognized as one of the best ice cream brands. There are many flavors available in the gallery- ranging from Fruit Juice-based and Milk-based Ice Cream. It's also a wonderful moment to enjoy the icy sweet treat while taking a leisure stroll along Lake Zurich.


Some photos taken in Zurich, Switzerland:


Have Fun Exploring Zurich!
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All day... whole year long, anytime is a great time for boiled Soups. Consuming soup is a traditional Chinese way to keep the body "neutral" or "balance"; and we all know the health benefits they are bringing. Hailed from Singapore, Lao Huo Tang Restaurant 老火汤 is a Soup-specialist that has been churning out delicious Chinese Soups since 2008. The branch in Gurney Plaza is its first branch in Penang, taking over the lot previously owned by Sakae Sushi on 3rd floor at New Wing. Like most Chinese restaurants, the interior decor sure brings out the Chinese dining atmosphere. Soup options take up a great portion of the menu, with some Chinese stir-fry dishes. Apart from the comforting and invigorating Soups, another beautiful part of Lao Huo Tang is diners are allowed to refill their soup orders once.



Apple and Pear Soup 老火苹果雪梨汤 (Rm 20.80)


Sea Coconut Soup 老火海底椰鸡汤 (Rm 29.80)


Buddha Jump Over The Wall 老火佛跳墙 (Rm 45.80)


Seafood Hor Fun with Gravy 海鲜滑蛋河 (Rm 23.80)


Water Spinach Cuttle Fish 鱿鱼蕹菜 (Rm 25.80)

We thought it would be wiser to order something that normal households would not be able to cook and we were right. Buddha Jump Over The Wall was a show-stopper; the soup carried an in-depth yet subtle flavor which fully accentuated from the dried seafood... every sip contained a bold umami flavor. Ingredients found in the soup were Fish Maw, dried Shitake Mushrooms, Chicken and Abalone slices. 

Sea Coconut Soup possessed lighter flavor but it's the type of soup that you can keep drinking without feeling too heavy on the palate. If you prefer fruitier flavor, the Apple and Pear Soup would be for you. We love the fact that the Soups were delicately seasoned without much oil floating on top, certainly suits the healthy lifestyle that we go after in modern days. If you must know, the Seafood Hor Fun and Water Spinach Cuttle Fish were nothing out of the ordinary... we also thought the latter one was somewhat steeply priced (for that measly portion).


Ratings:
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Non-Halal
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 11 am to 9 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 295 9705
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A new Dim Sum joint found at the busiest street of Butterworth, Thong Sum Dim Sum 同心茶楼 started its business operations in mid April 2019 but has since gathered an appreciate following. The place is most crowded on weekends, expect to queue for tables during its peak hours (partly due to the limited tables). The Dim Sum restaurant is fairly modern with new tables and chairs; items are properly organized and arranged on the carts as well as display counter near the entrance. While we were happy to find out the wallet-friendly prices, we thought the choices were a little limited. Not a bad choice if you happen to be in the neighborhood.



Steamed Prawn Dumplings (Rm 4)


Steamed Chai Kuih (Rm 3)


Steamed Prawn Dumplings (Rm 4)


Steamed Fish Balls (Rm 4)


Prawn Balls and Steamed Pork Ribs (Rm 4 each)


Deep Fried Prawn Rolls (Rm 4)


Prawn Chee Cheong Fun (Rm 4)


Char Siew Bun (Rm 2 each)

We were pleased that all food served to us were piping hot. We particularly liked the Steamed Prawn Dumplings... we thought they did exceptionally well when it comes to Prawns. The Prawn filling was plump, juicy with an addictive bouncy-bite. The Chee Cheong Fun on the other hand, was a disappointment. The Soy Sauce was too scarce and did not actually complement the rice rolls well enough. We were also amazed by the fact that none of the above dishes exceeded Rm 4... a price that we could no longer find on Penang island. 


Ratings:
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Non-Halal
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 6:30 am to 1 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact Number: 6010- 430 8400
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Situated in the northeastern part of Switzerland, St. Gallen is one of the highest cities in the country. With Lake Constance and Appenzell Alps surrounding the city, it offers breath-taking views with plenty of recreational areas nearby. The town was formed around The Abbey of St. Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the 8th century; with such strong history background, the city is also blessed with many traditional Swiss delights...

A continuation from the Food Guide to St. Gallen Part 1, this post includes further introduction on St. Gallen's specialties.

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1) Panorama Restaurant @ Mount Santis
Address: Schwagalp Santis, CH-9107, Switzerland.
Business Hours: 7:30 am to 6 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: +41 71 365 65 00


Cable Car up to Mount Santis


Peak of Mount Santis

2,502 meters above sea level, Mount Santis (or known as Santis der berg to the locals) is the highest mountain in Northeastern of Switzerland. To reach there, one would need to drive approximately an hour from St Gallen city but the view is more than rewarding. To reach the top of the mountain, taking the cable car would be the most convenient way. The return tickets for an adult would be CHF 55 and the cable car runs every half an hour. The ride would take approximately 10 minutes and you will find yourself in a mysterious place surrounded with white snow. At the summit, you can see 4 different countries- Austria, France, Germany and Italy while you are standing above the land of Switzerland. 


Santis Platter (CHF 24)


Mac N Cheese with Bratwurst (CHF 22.50/ small)


Schlorzifladen Special Cake (CHF 10)

Foodies will find themselves a spot at Mount Santis either, at the top, there is a restaurant that serves classic modern Swiss food. Diners can savor hot food while overlooking the stunning view of Mount Santis. The Santis Platter at Panorama Restaurant offers regional delights... the Cheeses and Dried Meats are locally sourced from the nearby neighborhoods. For mains, there is an exquisite combo of Mac N Cheese with Apple sauce. It may sound weird at first bite but after a few bites, you will sort of get accustomed to it. A pretty strange but successful combination. The meal is best to wash down with a glass of Appenzeller Alpenbitter... a type of dark liquor specially brewed using 42 types of Herbs.


2) Restaurant Gaststuben zum Schlossli
Address: Zeughausgasse 17, CH-9000, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Business Hours: 11 am to 2 pm, 6 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Contact Number: +41 71 222 12 56
Website: https://www.schloessli-sg.ch/


Trio Appetizers


[Main Course] Pan Seared Chicken with Berry Sauce and White Asparagus


Trio Desserts

Ever dreamed of having a meal in a castle? Restaurant Gaststuben zum Schlossli is one of the few restaurants that offers such opportunity. Diners get to experience an unforgettable dining experience in different historic rooms in a 500 year old castle. The historic building has its own story to tell. It serves classic Swiss cuisine using recipes passed down from the past. All ingredients are freshly sourced locally and that includes local Swiss wines as well. While diners get to choose whether to go for the ala-carte menu, we had their 3-course set dinner instead... for CHF 80 per pax. 


3) Wochenmarkt St. Gallen (weekly market)
Address: Marktpl, 9000, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Business Hours: 7 am to 3 pm on every Wednesday and Saturday.
Contact Number: N/A


The best way to understand the local food scene would be to visit a local market. Wochenmarkt is St. Gallen's weekly market that opens on Wednesdays and Saturdays. While there are much stalls but you could find the freshest produce in town, ranging from greens to juicy fruits... even locally produced quality Cheese, fresh bakes and local specialties/ delicacies.


4) Bakery Schwyter
Address: Schuppisstrasse 17, 9016, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Business Hours: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: +41 71 228 50 60


Pretzel (CHF 1.70)

With more than 20 branches in St. Gallen, Bakery Schwyter can be found basically every corner of St. Gallen city. It serves the community for more than a century and has been the go-to place for locals to source for their bread supplies. It has quite a fair amount of pastries and bread- be it sweet or savory. Definitely a good spot to stretch your tired feet. The branch we visited was somewhere close to The Abbey Library, one of the oldest libraries in the world... also a significant tourist spot in the heart of St. Gallen.

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Situated in the northeastern part of Switzerland, St. Gallen is one of the highest cities in the country. With Lake Constance and Appenzell Alps surrounding the city, it offers breath-taking views with plenty of recreational areas nearby. The town was formed around The Abbey of St. Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the 8th century; with such strong history background, the city is also blessed with many traditional Swiss delights.

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1) Butcher's Shop Schmid
Address: St. Jakon-Strasse 48, CH-9000, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Business Hours: 7 am to 12:30 pm, 3 pm to 6:30 pm on every Monday to Thursday; 7 am to 12:30 pm, 2 pm to 6:30 pm on Fridays; 7 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: +41 071 244 81 16


Bratwurst (CHF 7 each)

Though the origin of Bratwurst is Germany but the meat delicacy made its way to Switzerland as early as in the 14th century. The St. Galler Bratwurst is the creme de la creme of such product. For the best St. Gallen Bratwurst experience, make your way to Schmid, to at least take a bite on these patented sausages. Schmid knows their Sausages well, all ingredients are locally sourced from selected farms in Appenzellerland and the canton of St. Gallen; Schmid has more than 100 years of experience in delivering these high quality Sausages. At Schmid, one gets to savor the authentic St. Galler Bratwurst. 


2) Haus Des Weins
Address: Obereggerstrasse 8A, CH-9442, Berneck, Switzerland.
Opening Hours: 8 am to 10 pm on every Sunday to Thursday, 8 am to 12 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: +41 77 489 27 61


A big fan of Swiss wine? Make sure Haus of Wine is on your travel list then. The Swiss Wines have long history that could trace back its production since 1850. More than 80% of the Swiss Wines are for local consumption and only a small portion of them are meant for export. So if you wish to savor some really good Swiss Wines, you really need to find a good place. Haus of Wine is built for St. Gallen Wine in the wine-growing village of Berneck and gathers 19 wine-growers under a single roof. While you may purchase the wines here directly, you can also approach them for an arrangement of a tour around the vineyards... but do take note on the harvest time which falls between September to October every year. 


3) Confiserie Sprungli
Address: Multergasse 21, 9000, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Opening Hours: 9 am to 6:30 pm on every Monday to Friday; 8 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.
Contact Number: +41 71 221 14 20


Luxemburgerli (4 for CHF 4.40) and Chocolate Pralines (4 for CHF 7)

Sprungli has been serving Switzerland since 1836 and it is a big name in Switzerland... known for its Swiss Chocolates and Luxemburgerli (Macarons). They are everywhere in Switzerland... with the main branch at Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse. Those with a sweet tooth would be spoilt for choices in Sprungli... with plenty of choices available. Their Luxemburgerli available in various flavors is a must-have. We recommend their Champagne flavor, with a hint of booze. If Chocolate is your thing, their Pralines are not to be forsaken as well. Available in different shapes and flavors, there would be something for you. 


Sprungli St. Gallen


Sprungli's main branch in Zurich

4) Ristorante Ulivetor
Address: Hotel Santispark, Wiesenbachstrasse 5, CH-9030, Abtwil, Switzerland.
Opening Hours: 11:45 am to 2 pm, 6 pm to 10:30 pm on every Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: +41 71 313 11 11


Panzanella Toscana (CHF 14) 


Saltimbocca (CHF 38)


Tiramisu (CHF 14)

While Hotel Santispark is located in Abtwil, a town 15-min drive away from St. Gallen city center; the neighborhood is relatively quieter and have easy access to supermarkets like Migros (literally 2-min walk away). There's also a bus stop behind the hotel which grants you access to the city center and it runs once every 10 minutes so you need not worry about how to get to the city. 

Its in-house Italian restaurant- Ristorante Uliveto, offers guests great Italian dining experience... with an array of classic Italian dishes. Though some are uncommon, most are familiar dishes that we could get accustomed to. It has a relaxed atmosphere... with huge glass windows allowing natural lights to warm the place up. If you happen to be in this neighborhood and would like to try out something different other than classic Swiss food, this place is worth a look.

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If a bowl of hot Porridge can cheer your tummy up in this cold-wet rainy season, check out Chao Shan Claypot Porridge 知粥常乐 at Kek Chuan Road. This new Chinese eatery's food offering is exact as the name sounds- Porridge. Apart from the Porridge (which is available in 3 different toppings- Seafood, Frog and Century Egg), there are some noodles, stir-fry dishes as well as some Dim Sum alike snacks. Items are reasonably priced but the serving portion may be a little smaller than expected, do check with the servers first. 



Signature Crab and Prawn Porridge 招牌虾蟹砂锅粥 (Rm 48/ small)


Stir Fried Celery with Cashew Nuts 西芹炒腰果 (Rm 15)


Fried Dumplings 生煎包 (Rm 6/ small)

We were told that the small serving of Signature Crab and Prawn Porridge would serve 2-3 pax but we thought it was only good for 2 adults. Probably we were big eaters but we did not leave the place overly stuffed; it was just nice. The Porridge was served piping hot but to our dismay, the texture was between the usual creamy Cantonese Porridge and ricey-Hokkien Porridge. The rice can be seen and not fully blended with the broth. We would prefer the creamy version instead of having the rice floating in the Porridge. Taste-wise, the Porridge carried a sweet, flavorful Seafood broth. It carried a spark of flavors; additional seasonings were unnecessary. It was good on its own, maybe better with a little toppings like Spring Onions, Ginger and fried Garlic. The Stir Fried Celery with Cashew Nuts was equally good... expertly cooked to the right crunch and carefully seasoned, the dish was a good complement to the Porridge. Forget about the Fried Dumplings though... disappointingly average and nothing exciting.


Ratings:
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Non-Halal
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 5:30 am to 2:30 am. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 604- 227 5379
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One of the popular places for skiing, Davos (within the Graubunden region) is approximately 2.5 hours away from Zurich by train ride. Davos, Switzerland is the highest lying city in Europe (more than 1,500 meters above sea level), surrounded by stunning mountain views. The place is also made known as the host city of the annual World Economic Form that welcomes a great number of politicians, government officials, business leaders every year. While there are many outdoor activities that one can partake, the food scene is equally exciting and explore-worthy...

A continuation from the Food Guide to Davos Part 1, this post includes further introduction on Davos' specialties.

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1) Backerei Konditorei Schneider's
Service Charge:
Address: Promenade 68, 7270, Davos Platz, Switzerland.
Business Hours: 8 am to 7 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: +41 81 420 00 00



Fresh Pastries

No trip to Switzerland is complete without having a taste of the traditional Graubundner Nut Cake, a type of sweet, caramelized nut-filled pastry in Switzerland. One of best places to try one would be Backerei Konditorei Schneider's. The famous Graubundner Nut Cake basically consists of a Caramelized Walnuts encased in a buttery, flaky Pie pastry. It's sweet, nutty with an alluring buttery fragrance. Schneider also has an array of classic Swiss pastries on offer, if you have a sweet tooth, this place is worth a visit.


Start with the Caramel- Butter, Sugar and Lemon Juice


Pie Pastry- Butter, Flour and Eggs


Mixed the Caramel with toasted Walnuts


Lay flat the dough and pour the Caramelized Walnuts to it and cover with another piece of dough


End result


We've got the opportunity to learn how to bake the traditional Graubunder Nut Cake from the Chief Confectioner- Mathias Heller. Not as hard as we thought but the key to a successful, delicious Graubunder Nut Cake would be the quality ingredients, especially the butter. But if its too much trouble to bake one, just visit Schneider and grab one to taste.

2) Fleischzentrum Klosters Davos
Address: Gulfiastrasse 38, 7252, Klosters Serneus, Switzerland.
Business Hours: 7:30 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: +41 81 422 10 57


Graubunden Dried Meat

If you are a serious foodie who wants to learn more about the local delicacies, make your way to Fleischzentrum, the one and only slaughterhouse in Davos Klosters. Not that the slaughtering process matters, the real draw here is the authentic Graubunden Dried Meat. All products are made in-house with their very own recipes. If you are interested, the proprietor is very excited to share with you on how they process the meat and their success stories.


Have Fun Exploring Davos!
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One of the popular places for skiing, Davos (within the Graubunden region) is approximately 2.5 hours away from Zurich by train ride. Davos, Switzerland is the highest lying city in Europe (more than 1,500 meters above sea level), surrounded by stunning mountain views. The place is also made known as the host city of the annual World Economic Form that welcomes a great number of politicians, government officials, business leaders every year. While there are many outdoor activities that one can partake, the food scene is equally exciting and explore-worthy:

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1) Familie Monika & Nik Conrad
Service Charge:
Address: Sertigerstrasse 13, 7272, Davos, Sertig, Switzerland.
Business Hours: 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: +41 81 413 61 75



It's common to see wooden farm houses being built on the hill slope in Switzerland but imagine you could visit one someday? Make your dream come true by visiting the Konrad Farm... a short 10 minute drive away from Davos Klosters and located at Sertigtal, 1700 meters above sea level.


The family owns a typical Swiss farm where livestock is kept and at the same time, processing numerous traditional products from Graubunden. Every angle from this farm house in the neighborhood is picture-perfect and its definitely one ideal way to experience the lifestyle of a local Swiss farmer. Even if you are not keen on the fresh produce, we thought it is worth dropping by just because of the view and its close-distance to nature.


Home-made Cherry Brandy and various Fruit Liquors


Dried Meat and Cheeses served on Baguette


Dried Fruits


Home-made Fruit Liquors


Dried Meat


Dairy Produce and Pastries


Tea Leaves

The family also runs a small farm shop where visitors can find small but fine Swiss kitchen treasures. One can find plenty of home-made goodies inside or even freshly baked pastries. The proprietor's family members own various farms in different locations of Switzerland. For instance, the daughter has fresh apples in her farm and she would deliver back to her mom's. The proprietor can then make Cider or Dried Apples out of the Apples received.


2) Bierbrauerei Monstein
Brewery Tour: CHF 20 per person including Beer Tasting
Address: Hauptstrasse 36, 7278, Davos Monstein, Switzerland.
Visiting Hours: 4 pm to 7 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: +41 81 420 30 60


Craft Beers by Monstein Brewery


Whiskey by Monstein Brewery


Guided Tour


Found in Monstein, a small village with 15-min train ride away from Davos, Bierbrauerei Monstein is one of the highest breweries in Europe and is home to the famous Monstein Beer. It was founded in October 2000 and was the first show brewery in canton Graubunden. The place is situated in the former village dairy, a 100 year old building strategically located in the middle of Walser Village of Monstein. Beer lovers can partake in a guided tour to the brewery and end with a Beer Tasting session. There are a total of 5 specialties with Monstein, with some seasonal ones subject to availability. Otherwise, you can also find these lovely Beers in most restaurants in Davos Klosters. We were told that the success of Monstein Beer lies in the natural Swiss Alpine Water. 

3) Restaurant Veltlinerstubli
Address: Hauptstrasse 25, 7278, Davos Monstein, Switzerland.
Business Hours: 9 am to 11 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: +41 81 401 11 52


Cold Cuts Platter (with various Dried Meat and Smoked Meat/ Venison/ Beef/ Cheese)- CHF 29.50


Alpine Mushroom Soup (CHF 7.60/ small)


Monstein Rosti (CHF 22/ small)


Home-made Blueberry Pie (CHF 6.50/ with cream)

For an authentic local swiss cuisine, make your way to Restaurant Veltlinerstubli, a restaurant housed in a 300 year old rustic wooden house (since 1717). The restaurant sits on a slope and offers breath-taking Alpine views along the way. It is also within walking distance from the Monstein Brewery. The Chef is a local Swiss and has been living there since young; all the ingredients are locally sourced, fresh from the local producers. It feels like home stepping in the restaurant, with warm and homey atmosphere. The lady owner of the place speaks fluent English so if you would like to find out more about the local Swiss food or the neighborhood, she is more than happy to share with you.

It's always wise to start with the Cold Cuts Platter... which features many region-specific Cheeses and Dried Meat or Bundnerfleisch from the Graubunden (Switzerland) region. Though some may be found out of Graubunden area, most are uniquely to the region and if you are a serious foodie, you should not miss this out. No trip to Switzerland is complete without having Rosti, a famous Swiss dish made of Potatoes. Veltlinerstubli's rendition is to have it served with Veal... the Rosti has a crisp outer layer with soft inner texture, while the Veal is cooked in brown sauce. End the meal with its home-made Blueberry Pie. The Chef only uses in-season ingredients and only the freshest Blueberries from the Monstein mountain fit for this Pie. The Blueberries carry the natural sweetness and gives the Pie the necessary flavors with little need of additional Sugar. It is so soft that it can fall apart at the nudge of a fork. 

P/S: the Blueberry Pie was so delicious that we were crying for more, it was the best Blueberry Pie I've ever had (not one of those, the only one).

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Tucked away in a housing area of Simpang Ampat, Yoyo Wich is a little far from the main street but it does not stop Banh Mi lovers from getting there... mainly due to its fresh, crispy daily-baked Baguette. It's a pleasant sight to find a modern, cozy cafe at Taman Idaman and once you are in, you will be welcomed with a whiff of freshly baked Baguette. The menu is pretty much Baguette-focused, with different fillings as well as a couple choices of cakes. 



Lemongrass Chicken with Egg Butter (Rm 12.90)


Baguette Yogurt Curry Chicken (Rm 11.90)


Cotton Cheese Cake (Rm 12.90)

We suspect the Baguette was overly toasted and was a tad too dry to our liking, not the dry bread type of dryness but we found our laps covered with crumbs and bread shrapnel. The filling was not any better either, the Lemongrass marinated Chicken felt a little too dry and the overall texture was less-satisfying. Likewise for the Baguette Yogurt Curry Chicken, but on the Yogurt Curry Chicken, it felt a little too diluted and could be more flavorful. It was also a little too scarce for the amount of Baguette given. On the cake, the Cotton Cheese Cake was moist but the cheesiness did not meet our expectation, we've had better ones. Also, we thought it was a little steep for such a portion (at the price of Rm 12.90).


Ratings:
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Pork-Free
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 10 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6012- 435 5699

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