Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

Cafe Scouting

Cafe Scouting: Organic Vegetarian Fresh Mart and Restaurant

Cafe Scouting: Organic Vegetarian Fresh Mart and Restaurant

Whenever I catch sight of a new plant-based cafe or restaurant around town, I make an immediate beeline for it. Not because I’m necessarily hungry, but because I have a genuine concern about how long it will survive in the, for lack of a better […]

Cafe Scouting: Koh Phangan

Cafe Scouting: Koh Phangan

For the past three years, I have been hearing stories from my husband about the mystical land of Koh Phangan. He has been making numerous visits to this small Thai island for the sole purpose of attending silent retreats, but he has also been telling […]

Cafe Scouting: Welcome Vegetarian Cafe

Cafe Scouting: Welcome Vegetarian Cafe

With its peculiar but charming name, Welcome Vegetarian specializes in ‘Chap Fan’ (pronounced Ch-ah-p F-ah-n), or ‘Mixed Rice’, a self-service dining concept where you are given a plate of rice, and you line up along a row of dishes, picking whatever you wish to go […]

Cafe Scouting: RGB Cafe, Kuala Lumpur

Cafe Scouting: RGB Cafe, Kuala Lumpur

A relaxing oasis in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, RGB serves great coffee and vegan meals made from scratch. I could easily forget that I’m surrounded by crazy traffic and skyscrapers the moment I step in here, and could easily spend a few hours chilling […]

Cafe Scouting: Kon Rak Pak

Cafe Scouting: Kon Rak Pak

Sometime in September 2016, I was emceeing a 2-day event in Section 14 in Petaling Jaya. On the first day, I explained to one of the event organizers that I was a vegan. On the second day, he said,  “I’ve just seen a new vegan […]

Cafe Scouting: The Black Cat Cafe

Cafe Scouting: The Black Cat Cafe

One of the best hidden treasures in town, I love visiting The Black Cat Café whenever I’m in the Sentul area. It’s an eccentric little place that has a homely ambiance, complete with a games corner, and a library that stretches across curio-decorated walls. There’s […]

Cafe Scouting: Morgenstedet (Copenhagen)

Cafe Scouting: Morgenstedet (Copenhagen)

Being married to a Dane, I’m truly blessed to be able to experience the beauty of Copenhagen. One surprising thing to note, though. Unless you’re all up for salads bars, and they ARE on a crazy level of extraordinary here, it’s hard to find vegan […]

Cafe Scouting: LN Fortunate Coffee

Cafe Scouting: LN Fortunate Coffee

Being on the lookout for great places to eat in the Klang Valley is rewarding in more ways than one. There’s the food, of course, and there’s also the great people behind them. LN Fortunate Coffee is one of very few pure vegan establishments around. […]

Cafe Scouting: The Ganga Cafe

Cafe Scouting: The Ganga Cafe

Being in a cultural melting pot like Kuala Lumpur, we get exposed to all sorts of cuisines. It seems that Indian food is plentiful, namely in Mamaks, casual food stalls run by Indian Muslims that churn out fresh Indian Muslim food cafeteria-style every couple of […]

Cafe Scouting: Raisin’ the Roof

Cafe Scouting: Raisin’ the Roof

A dining experience is not just about the food, but the environment and customer service too. Raisin’ The Roof ticks those boxes with a bright, family-friendly atmosphere, attentive, friendly staff, and oh-so-delicious vegetarian menu. If anything is not vegan, do ask the staff if they […]