Food Hunt – September 2014

[Food & Beverage]

Sony Alpha 5100

Sony a5100

As some of you may have noticed if you follow me on Instagram @timchew1311 and on my Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/timchewkc), over the past month I’ve been field-testing the newly launched Sony a5100.

Earlier this year I did a review of the Sony a5000 and you can read my posts here:

https://timchew.net/2014/05/12/sony-alpha-5000-bloggers-preview-2/

https://timchew.net/2014/05/23/sony-alpha-5000-user-review/

The new Sony a5100 is the NEX 5T’s replacement model and fills the gap between the Sony a5000 which caters for more casual users, and the Sony a6000 which is powerful enough to satisfy more advanced photography enthusiasts.

Now I strongly believe in doing field-tests to try out a camera’s capabilities and not solely rely on the product specs, so I decided to bring the highly portable Sony Alpha 5100 around with me during some non-work related activities over the past week.

First up was breakfast with my partner in crime at Artisan Roast Coffee in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.

Artisan Roast's twist on French Toast

Artisan Roast’s twist on French Toast

Smoked Salmon and Eggs with Toast

Smoked Salmon and Eggs with Toast

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri:  08:00 – 00:00

Sat & Sun:  09:00 – 00:00

Holidays:  09:00 – 00:00

 

Address:

4, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14,

Taman Tun Dr. Ismail,

60000 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

 

Website: http://www.artisanroast.com.my/

Telephone: +60377336397

 

 

Next up was coffee and ice cream with Mei Sze at the newly opened Inside Scoop in Damansara Jaya. I really love their homemade durian and cempedak ice creams!

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Waffles and hazelnut ice cream! A delicious combo!

Waffles and hazelnut ice cream! A delicious combo!

They serve a decent cup of coffee which is important for coffee lovers like me

They serve a decent cup of coffee which is important for coffee lovers like me

Mei Sze was quite impressed with the mural on the wall depicting an olden days ice cream seller

Mei Sze was quite impressed with the mural on the wall depicting an olden days ice cream seller

As the ice cream is  made in small quantities to ensure freshness, you might find some of the popular flavours running out every now and then. But fret not as there are quite a number to choose from.

As the ice cream is made in small quantities to ensure freshness, you might find some of the popular flavours running out every now and then. But fret not as there are quite a number to choose from.

Inside Scoop Damansara Jaya occupies a whole shoplot thus is more spacious than the one in Bangsar Baru. Also as they have more space, they could give it a more chilled setting with swings, and bean bags for you to lie on while enjoying your ice cream. Do expect it to be quite full especially on weekend afternoons though.

Inside Scoop Damansara Jaya occupies a whole shoplot thus is more spacious than the one in Bangsar Baru. Also as they have more space, they could give it a more chilled setting with swings, and bean bags for you to lie on while enjoying your ice cream. Do expect it to be quite full especially on weekend afternoons though.

Operating Hours:

Mon – Thu: 12:30 – 23:00
Fri – Sat: 12:30 – 00:00
Sun: 12:30 – 23:00

Closed on Wednesdays.

 

Address:

57, Jalan SS22/19,

Damansara Jaya,

47400 Petaling Jaya,

Selangor,

Malaysia.

 

Tel: 03-77314735

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/insidescoopkl/

 

You can also read about my visit to Inside Scoop in Bangsar Baru here – https://timchew.net/2014/06/30/food-review-the-inside-scoop-bangsar-baru/

 

Then it was over to The Point in Damansara Heights for my partner in crime’s belated birthday dinner.

Beautiful and delicious medium rare Black Angus! This has to be my favourite dish at The Point!

Beautiful and delicious medium rare Black Angus! This has to be my favourite dish at The Point!

Pan fried barramundi

Pan fried barramundi

Operating hours:

Brunch: Wednesday – Saturday 11:30am – 2:00 pm

Evenings: Monday – Saturday 5:00pm – 1:00am

 

Address:

No. 122, Jalan Kasah,

Damansara Heights,

50490 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

 

Website: http://www.thepoint.com.my/

Email: enquiry@thepointkl.com

Telephone +603-20118008

 

You can also read my post about The Point’s media preview here – https://timchew.net/2014/07/07/media-preview-of-the-point-damansara-heights/

 

I don’t want to say too much about the camera as I prefer to let the photos speak for themselves. One thing I really liked was the hybrid auto-focus system which comes from the Sony a6000 which is really fast and accurate!

I believe most casual users can create some pretty good images with this new camera. But put it in the hands of a pro and this camera shows you what it can really do. Here’s what MHB’s official photographer Andy Kho (www.andykho.com) shot with the Sony a5100 at the media launch in Bangsar recently – http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.750427075003762.1073741959.123911204322022&type=3

More info on the Sony Alpha 5100 at http://www.sony.com.my/product/ilce-5100l

My distant cousin (yes I was born in the year of the monkey) came to visit and I grabbed the Sony Alpha 5100 and shot this pic. The cam started up in 1.5 seconds and I managed to snap this before before this naughty fella ran off. Nice background defocus even though I was only using the kit lens.

My distant cousin (yes I was born in the year of the monkey) came to visit and I grabbed the Sony a5100 and shot this pic. The cam started up in 1.5 seconds and I managed to snap this before before this naughty fella ran off. Nice background defocus even though I was only using the kit lens.

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