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Guest post: Woods Bio Marche – heaven on earth for vegans in KL!

>> Wednesday, September 18, 2013

This is my 1st time having a guest blogger on my blog! Put your hands together & welcome Edith McMan, blogger of Apples on Sticks, who will introduce a vegetarian restaurant in KL to all readers of The Ruthless Eater :) Enjoy her write-up!

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I was so happy to have found this place for a vegetarian like me, wandering the streets of Kuala Lumpur in search of some food I could do with. After my first week in Asia I was already suffering from heartburn from all the spicy food, and I couldn't really find anything that was both healthy and vegetarian. I was sick for a week from food poisoning, been to the doctor and also used Gaviscon for health issues, when my friend called me up and insisted I went to this place called Woods Bio Marche. "It would be perfect for me", he said, so I went. And I haven’t stopped going since …

Photo taken from Renegade Travels

My visit to KL was really hectic, eating out all the time, moving from one place to another, going to bed late – and on top of that, I had serious problems with enjoying the local food, as it was mostly
a) non-vegetarian,
b) unhealthy and
c) too spicy for me.

It shouldn't have been a surprise that I was suffering from heartburn from time to time, and ultimately had to start using Gaviscon pills to calm my stomach down. I was mostly just going from one restaurant to another, ordering the same two things that I knew were vegetarian. It got quite boring at one point. If you have a sensitive digestive system like me, you might find this info-graphic quite useful during your time spent in Asia:


But thanks to my friend, I discovered Woods. Woods has a nice, relaxing ambience in addition to serving vegan and healthy food. You get to enjoy Asian food as well, such as Dim Sum and Miso Soup, but my all-time favorite has to be the Soy Burger, which consists of a Soy patty, salad and a delicious sauce.

Carrot, Okra, Lentil Burger

For a warm drink, you might want to go with the soy cocoa. I also tried and loved the tahini sauce noodles, and the corn rice. But the whole experience doesn't end when you leave, because Woods features an attached shop where you can buy your organic fruits, vegetables, seeds, pasta etc. Pretty awesome, right?

Curry Soy Noodles

Kale - Steamed Cabbage with Tumeric 

As far as the setting goes, the whole place has this feel to it that calms you down as soon as you enter. The door chimes cling as you open the door, and the staff welcomes you. You can choose your table, and all of them are large made of sturdy wood, with comfortable seats.

Aphorisms available on each table

Picked out an Aphorism that came in the form of a song! ;)


A row of mirrors cover the wall on the inner wall, and there’s no distracting music being played, which has a calming effect. You get your menus and you’re ready to order; depending on what you order, you get to improve the health of your body. If you had a rough night in the weekend, go for something like Liver food. And if you’re looking for a refreshing drink, go for the Lemongrass water!

So if you’re in KL, I say try it out! Woods is such a nice place, you can enjoy the food, the ambiance and the service, all the while being sure that you get all your nutrients and you are full, too. It’s very centrally located, in Bukit Bintang, and easily accessible. As the name predicts, it’s a natural place with natural food in a natural environment.

Map to Woods Bio Marche


Restoran Woods Bio Marche
Lot G-02, Ground Floor, Wisma Bukit Bintang
28, Jalan Bukit Bintang (opposite Federal Hotel)
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia.
Tel: (+603) 2143 1636
Business hours: Daily 11:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.

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About the guest writer:

Edith always liked to write and has an opinion about almost anything. Therefore, it only occurred naturally that she started up her own blog, with the latest being applesonsticks.com, where she posts random stuff about her broad interests. She is currently working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which inspired her with a lot of new thoughts to share, especially about food.


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I hope you enjoyed Edith's write-up :)


One & only,

1 comments:

HenRy LeE September 20, 2013 at 2:01 AM  

that Aphorisms looks fun to have it in a makan place :)

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