5 Things That Happened At RIUH’s Carnival Weekend Event In Bangsar

RIUH is this hipster event that includes hipster food, hipster drinks, hipster pop-up market, hipster gigs, hipster performances, hipster workshops, and other hipster things. They took every mainstream hipster thing there is and dumped it all in one place for one weekend once a month. They’re smart. I actually really RIUH. I think it’s very well organised and the people are always friendly and helpful. This is what we did during RIUH’s September event.

riuh in the city bangsar review

riuh in the city bangsar review

And here’s what we did this month!



1. Laksa Johor and nasi lemak for lunch

riuh in the city bangsar review

I was looking forward to eating barbecued beef and lamb from Mom’s BBQ but we went late on a Sunday so they were all sold out. The dude only had baked beans left and he was selling them for RM5 a pot haha.

So we had laksa Johor from Laksa Bonda and nasi lemak from Mummy’s Nasi Lemak.

Mom’s BBQ, Laksa Bonda, Mummy’s Nasi Lemak. I feel so much pressure to make a signature dish that my kids can one day re-create at mediocre levels and sell at exorbitant prices to the next generation of hipsters.

riuh in the city bangsar review

Sulaiman’s nasi lemak ayam rendang from Mummy’s Nasi Lemak.

riuh in the city bangsar review

Laksa Johor from Laksa Bonda.

The nasi lemak was normal. The laksa was tasty but the kuah wasn’t thick enough. Meh.

riuh in the city bangsar review

Ayub enjoyed his plain laksa Johor.

riuh in the city bangsar review

Sulaiman loves rice. He Malay.

riuh in the city bangsar review

Mata kuching and crysanthemum tea from Hot & Thirsty. They gotta think of better brand names to market their stuff man, seriously.



2. Carnival-ish stuff for the kids to do

The last time we were here, they only had these giant bubbles for the kids to play with. It’s more than enough. Kids inexplicably love bubbles. This time, they had a carnival theme that included some cute free games and face-painting.

Making giant bubbles:

riuh in the city bangsar review

riuh in the city bangsar review

Knocking down tin cans:

riuh in the city bangsar review

Throwing balls into the monster’s mouth:

riuh in the city bangsar review

Look how happy this sweaty small girl is.

riuh in the city bangsar review

Fishing for duckies:

riuh in the city bangsar review

There was other stuff but I didn’t take pictures because I’m lazy and I wanted to go shopping at the pop-up market.

riuh in the city bangsar review



3. The pop-up market is my favourite thing about RIUH

Sorry in advance for the ugly pictures. Follow RIUH on Instagram for nice pictures.

riuh in the city bangsar review

riuh in the city bangsar review

riuh in the city bangsar review

Gowri wanted these little Pikachu earrings from Emo Ego. They had so many tiny cute things. I just cannot with tiny cute things. So tiny. So cute. So things.

riuh in the city bangsar review

riuh in the city bangsar review

Look at how cute Gowri is:

riuh in the city bangsar review

riuh in the city bangsar review

riuh in the city bangsar review

Pikachu is blurry because Gowri doens’t know how to stand still.



4. But the best thing was all these cute miniatures from TinyPinc

I really really really really wanted to see TinyPinc’s collection. And just look at how unbelievably cute everything is!

tinypinc miniatures riuh in the city bangsar

Tiny handmade earrings with all your favourite local munchies!

tinypinc miniatures riuh in the city bangsar

I could spend all day staring at these little things omg.

tinypinc miniatures riuh in the city bangsar

MAGNETSSSSSS!

tinypinc miniatures riuh in the city bangsar

Mr Ninja and I were going ape-shit over these tiny things. Me more than him. But still. He was very impressed. Aisha thought they were real food and screamed when we didn’t let her eat them. So I bought her a giant cookie instead.

riuh in the city bangsar review

riuh in the city bangsar review



5. LOOK AT WHAT I BOUGHT!

riuh in the city bangsar review

It’s so perfect. Ayub’s favourite kuih is onde-onde. Sulaiman’s is kuih lapis. Mine is kuih angku. Aisha will eat anything. Mr Ninja doesn’t eat kuih because he’s a sad person.

I love fridge magnets. Whenever we go somewhere special I always choose the cheapest, tackiest, ugliest one I can find. It’s kinda my thing. Three of the magnets on my fridge are from Gowri. One is from Julie.

This TinyPinc kuih magnet is the cutest, most expensive, nicest magnet I own.

Check out TinyPinc’s website here!

riuh in the city bangsar review



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Laila Zain

Laila is a working mama who married young, had two beautiful boys, went through a shitty divorce, met an amazing man, remarried, and had a beautiful girl. Her eldest boy is a rainbow baby and special needs child. Her second is ridiculously smart. Her baby is a baby.

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