Sunday, 25 November 2012

YogiTree@The Garden

Who say guys dont go to afternoon tea?....Ok, sound diva....or sissy....but that is what I get from those aunty, chicks and little gal when me and another friend of mine who sit down at YogiTree at The Garden for high tea session.

We bought a groupon ticket for an afternoon tea for 2. It was cheap and healthy set I would say minus off all the weird looking stare from those gals especially 2 young chick pretending to be diva (u know what I mean....speaking with american accent and act cute on same time want maintain standard)

Anyway, this is what we get...

Tea for 2
A piece of cake (we choose pineapple upside down cake)
2 scones
Bruschetta - Pesto chicken bruschetta and grilled vegetable caramelized onion bruschetta. (OK, the one with alfalfa is just not for me...)
Scones (Omg, so sweet)

Verdict : Healthy and nice....The pineapple upside down cake is really good. The Bruschetta is nice too (minus off the alfalfa)....For scones I would say it is nice to eat while it was warm while the macaroon is way to sweet for my liking....

Anyway, somehow another, yogitree remind me of yogibear....Dont you think so? hehe

Ole Ole Bali

I bet those who went to Bali will remember the dirty duck crispy duck and babi guling. Back in Malaysia, one famous restaurant that serve Bali food will be Ole Ole Bali.

Ole ole bali need no more introduction from any blogger as they manage to have the first mover advantage by being the very first few to serve Balinese food.

The restaurant is well decorated with Balinese theme setting with lot of Buddha painting. Ironic, Bali island are mostly Hinduisme but probably the photo of Buddha give a peaceful and calmness into the environment.

One food that I love in Ole Ole bali have to be its sate lilit. Fresh fish paste wrapped on the lemon grass and grill to perfection.

The nasi campur and ala-carte course normally come with choice of perfectly grilled chicken, seafood or lamb. Another stuff to shout about is the sambal terasi and sambal matah..

Here are some of the food we order. Love the cumi cumi goreng (fried sotong)..

Don't forget a jar of Barley Lime to go together with the meal....

Ole Ole Bali is own by one group call Bali Bistro that provide 5 different Balinese restuarant concept.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Restoran Boston Baru (伸波士顿餐室)@ Jalan Kapar, Klang--> Revisited

I was shopping with a friend in One Utama when she received a message from her roommate, asking her to join for dinner. As we all know each other, she invited me along when her roommate knows that I was with her. Dinner? Fine. My question would be, 'What should I be expecting to eat? Answer: Seafood. Where? Answer: Klang, at 5.30PM. My first expression was, 'What? Klang? Dinner @ 5.30PM? Ok, understandable we need the time to travel to Klang. But seafood? In Klang? Seriously? I thought Klang only have Bak Kut Teh? Anyway, i tagged along. 

After not so long journey from Kelana Jaya to Klang, looking for Tabung Haji and KWSP building, and a big Kamdar at the opposite, we finally arrived at the destination--> Restoran Boston Baru. Around 6.30PM, the crowd has started. Everyone was standing around, and the boss and some staff was taking orders from the crowd. After around 15 minutes of standing around, the staff finally started to lay out the tables. However, dinner was served only after more than 45 minutes later.

First dish was laid out, the fried mee. It was fried hokkien mee style. But suprisingly, its not the normal big stringy black noodle. The noodle looks a little glassy, and it seems to be in the square shape. It gave you more feeling of elasticity compared to normal Hokkien Mee, which make all the difference. And its really good....

The next that comes up is the Clams in Soup (上汤拉拉). They must have added some wine as well when cooking, and a lot of cili padi as well. This was really good as well, except for the part that there seems too be a little too much of sand that was not cleaned properly.

The next would be the Nestum Fried Mantis Prawn. Its was perfect combination, very good, but a little bit too sweet for my liking. However, it was greatly recommended for anyone who wanted to try there. 
Lastly would be the Seafood Pot, which was good too. The fish was tender, even when it was fried before getting cooked. The prawn also tasted fresh as well. This is also well recommended. 

I would certainly go back for more seafood, since its not everywhere you could get fresh seafood. Rating 8/10 given :)

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Egg Custard, Ipoh

Ipoh is food haven to a lot of people. Besides from its famous taugeh chicken rice, ipoh hor fun, and the dimsum, I notice another attraction would be the egg custard.

A small coffee shop by name of House of Mirror (Tian CHun), serve one of the best egg custard. One can savour for some satay too...which i mean pork, and intestine satay..

The soft and mild sweet egg custard is smooth when you put in your mouth. The bitter sweet caramel added some taste to the bland egg custard but was so well balance on your tongue. Something i definately will ask you to taste..

Do note that the caramel standard is not well define as I tried twice and I notice it come with different sweetness and sometime a bit bitter due to overcooked. Anyway, it still taste good...

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Cielo Dolci @ Paradigm Mall

What is more satisfying that desserts for girls...There is a saying, that a girl will always have second stomach for desserts. This is true, especially for me.

This started with a story, and its written four different cups in Cielo Dolci. 
A girl is upset over something, 
and a boy took a ladder
where he climb up to heaven,
and produced a scoop of ice-cream for the girl.
Cielo Dolci, means Desserts from Heaven in Italian.

There is actually 2 flavor i choose up there, Durian and Coconut & Gula Melaka mix. Sounds local, ain't it? 
Yeah, they actually pride themselves for their home-made ice-cream. And they came with a variety of weird, and flavor that is unheard of anywhere else.
Cielo dolci, A small shop in the lowest ground )same floor as Tesco in the new mall, Paradigm Mall. I did not go for it the first time I actually found it, as I found the ice cream to be too sweet for my liking.
 However, it received very high recommendation from a friend, where she insisted that I should give it a try the next time I am there.
Paid a visit today, trying most of their flavor, when I heard another customer asking for Chocolate Cili Padi..
Choc Cili Padi? Seriously? Heard that it made a great combination, but no, they did not make it today, what a disappointment.... But she recommended me Spicy Peanut Butter...LOL...It tasted exactly like peanut butter, but after the ice-cream melted, it left a light hint of spiciness...Something new :D. 

The price is considered reasonable, compared to branded Ice-Cream. And its actually hand-made, with flavors you can't find elsewhere. I guess, that's where they started building up fans group.
Found that they have few articles pasted on the wall recommending the ice-creams too...
I would certainly recommend this place...
Do drop by if you happen to visit Paradigm Mall...

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

川人百味(Chuan Ren Bai Wei @ Dataran Mentari, Sunway)

Has been quite addicted with Sichuan food recently. Its like a never ending craving, for the spice, and the numbness you feel if you accidently bite on the pepper like spice called '嘛 ’。 I bet that is why they are called ‘麻辣’ that is numbness and spicy.

I bet this dish should be familiar to all-麻婆豆腐 (mapo tofu). The difference of this dish with the one we always had, is that they added the pepper for the spiciness (they practically added the pepper to everything they cooked)

The next would be the considerably famous dish for Chongqing native. Known as 水煮鱼, or fish fillet in hot chili oil. I personally do not favor this dish, but certainly no bad comment on it. Just to say, personal liking problem.
This is actually one of my favorite Sichuan dish.It was called 蕨根粉(jue gen fen ), or Fern Root Noodle, often cooked in sweet, sour spicy way. According to Full Noodle Frontity, the noodle is actually made from starch extracted from the common bracken fern. Some might not favor the look of the blackish noodles, but they are indeed recommendable. 

I would not comment that this is not good. Its just that, this seems a little too common. Mashed Taro in fried spring roll crepes.
This is actually one of my favorite Sichuan dish, that a lot of people might oppose. 毛雪旺(mao xue wang),is actually a dish that has duck's blood cake as its main ingredient. But some will actually use pig's blood to replace the duck for duck's blood cake can be quite expensive. With a mix of other meat and innards, this can be quite a delicious dish to introduce, especially for those food lovers that are not picky towards innards. 
 If I am not mistaken, this dish is called 炸子鸡。 Typical fried chicken? Definitely not so simple. They are deep fried with bunches of dried chili and peppers. But, it can be quite fun to actually bite on the peppers, letting your tongue go numb for awhile.
After having too much of meat, we feel obliged to actually order some vegetable. However, the vegetables are really not just vege. They are stewed with a whole lot of pepper and chili too.

Here comes one thing that are not spicy. Fried pumpkin with salted egg. The pumpkin is a little sweet, which can be a good combination when its cooked with salted egg.

Alright....that would be all for today's blog post. 
Stay tune until I found my liking for some other weird foreign food. 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Sakura Kristal @ Setia City Mall

Lately I have been hanging out with my friend in Setia City Mall and I found one eating place which is quite good...Sakura Kristal...

Initially I thought they serve Japanese food as the word sakura have mistakenly been intepreted as Japanese to me. However I was shock that they serve variety fusion food from Chinese to perakanan and even western.

I have been hanging out there for twice and they are doing a 50% discount on some of their food in conjunction with their opening in Setia City Mall.

On my firs visit, we order the Signature Peranakan Seafood Curry, Bangkok 'Khaw Pat'and Mango Chicken.

Our drink - Barley Lime, Ribena Fizzy and Sirap Bandung.

The Signature Peranakan Seafood Curry taste really good on our first visit. The aroma is so good and tempting that we finish all the gravy. It goes well with rice and the seafood is fresh. Serving is also huge enough for sharing.

The Thai Fried Rice or they call it Bangkok Khaw Pat is really value for money consider we enjoy 50% off from the original price of RM 9. You hardly get a plate of fried rice outside that cost less than RM 5 nowadays. Not to forget the generous portion and fresh prawn cook to perfection. Lot of 'wok hei' too.

The mango chicken also taste good. Sweet and sour in taste serve with chuncky lean chicken meat, this portion is for those who like healthy food for a twist. I would prefer more sauce for the chicken. Anyway it taste good overall.

On my second visit, I have a family dinner with my mom and dad as well as my sister. We order almost the same food as I am craving for the Signature Peranakan Seafood and Mango Chicken. As my mom like bringal, I order Uncle Bringal serve with their special sauce and My sister opt for Indonesia treasure.

The uncle Bringal (sorry for the bad picture) was good. The bringal is fried to perfection with the special sauce. In deed very special and nice. No complaint from my mom who is very fussy on food.

The Indonesia treasure is fried rice serve with fried chicken and keropok. Another good serving but I dont really taste this much as I am busy with my curry.

I will for sure go back again for more curry next round.....I get to know they have few other branch so you guys can try it out. The food is nice and is reasonably priced.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Kinsahi, Aeon Tebrau City

Recently when I was on business trip to Johor, I went to Aeon Tebrau City for shopping....Well, kononnya the biggest Aeon shopping mall so must visit visit lo...

So after som walk, the empty stomach start to make noice thus my colleague and me start to search for food and we saw Kinsahi. Well, it was a restaurant by a corporation which have chain of restaurant serving fresh japanese food and delicious taiwanese food.

Sadly to say, their branches are currently available in Johor only.

Kinsahi is a restaurant that serve japanese food especially the shabu shabu. So we decided to eat the chicken set for one person. I order miso soup and my colleague go for tomyum. There is few soup selection and lots of sauce to choose from.

Well, cut thing short, lets the photo do the talking....

*** Is not halal so we order one chicken and one pork set....I can tell you, the meat is superly nice...Very thin layer with minimal fats but they give quite a generous portion....worth trying..

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Restoran Jun Kee

Again this is super duper outdated posting but bear with us because we are really busy with our schedule and blogging now become our 'freetime' activities.
Anyway, Restaurant Jun Kee located in Taman Midah somewhere behind Public Bank. My friend and I decided to celebrate 'ren ri' also known as 'human day' where chinese believe human was created by god on the 7th day of Chinese New Year.

So we place our order days before our arrival as booking is required to ensure speedy food serving.

We have timeslot of 8.30pm until they close shop and thus we arrive on time but was mistreated with full house. So we spent quite sometime waiting for people to cabut so we can sit down. We know our food have been pre-cooked and I already don't expect the food to be hot.

We were sitted after about 15 minutes of waiting and we start arranging the chair, pouring the hot tea (yes, sound like waiter right) and the 'real' waiter start serving all our food. So my guessing is correct. All food is the air cond is blasting like no body business. But what can we expect on the most crowded day in the restaurant. They even miss out our salmon fish low sang. We insist to low sang before start eating and this cause another 15 minutes delay.

Imagin all those cold dishes are now turning into icy cold (ok, a bit too kua chong) but u know what I mean....

So here is our order.

Ying Yong Choi Sam (I hope i get the name right)
Basically it was choi sam been cook in two way, the leaves was chop into small pieces and deep fried while the stem of the choi sam is pan fried. Verdict: Ok cold. Would be better if it was hot..

Claypot chicken
Nothing to shout about as it was very common food in chinese restaurant but I must mention that the taste is strong and it wasn't that salty or sweet. Just nice. Again I am hoping that the claypot can make it hotter but was it turn out cold as well.

Marmite spare rib
I like this dishes although it was quite common in normal chinese restaurant. Credit have to be given to the marmite sauce as it was not too sweet and it does not have the bitter taste (which some restaurant overcook it)....The meat is lean and not that fatty. However the portion was too big that we end up having about quarter of it been wasted.

3 emperor (Sam tai thing wong)
Basically it was 3 vegetable been pan fried together. Brinjal, lady finger and long beans been pan fried with garlic and a toss of chilli. Taste OK but I eaten this dishes better in other places.

Golden Tofu
Tofu been fried to golden and crispy serve with mince pork. I like this a lot because I am a bean curb person....I finish big portion of this....and it was the first dish been cleared by all of us.

Last we have prawn.
I dunno what prawn is this and it I dont really remember the taste. I wont say it was bland butI would say the sauce wasn't that special for me to remember. It taste like prawn been pan fried with soy sauce serve with lot of spring onion. It taste sweet and a bit salty on other side.

The yee sang turn out to be below average.

I would say the restaurant was good. There is a lot of wedding dinner been held here as well. But I guess they cannot cope with the number of patron on that day and the food quality have been compromised. However I will go back and have a try again somewhere next time but I will make sure that there is not much people this round

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Ocen Restaurant, Tanjung Sepat

Recently I went to Tanjung Sepat with the gals to celebrate Wan Ying birthday. Basically Tanjung Sepat is a small fisherman village. Nothing special there except there is some plantation to visit and the forever 'not so romantic' lover bridge...

I am not sure whether it was human natural thought or is a norm that people will associate seafood to fisherman village or anyplace where there is beach. Just to inform you that Tanjung Sepat is not famous for its seafood actually. No doubt there is hundreds of seafood restaurant but not all is sedap sedap belaka lo...

Since we went there without any planning thus we eat at Ocen Restaurant. One can never miss this restaurant as it was located directly next to the Lover Bridge overseeing the muddy beach and of course the view of sunset.

As it was a hot day and some are getting sick with sorethroat we ops for non spicy non fried food.

We order one fried rice to go along with our kongpo mantis prawn, steam white promfet and sweet and sour crab. Oh not to forget some green...We order sweet potato leaf

Fried rice was good. The 'wok hei' is enough to bring up the aroma though there is not much of ingredient it it.

Sweet potato leave is nothing to shout about. We order this because we need some green stuff to go along with our heavy food.

The kongpo mantis prawn is a total disappointment. Being Klangite, I have try many place serving mantis prawn and I had never try such a bad kongpo mantis prawn

The steam promfet is by far the best food we have. The fish were fresh and it was lightly salted with soy sauce and ginger. However, I wish there is more sauce to go with the fish as it get kinda dry after a while.

Well, crab is a must according to the gals. However for me, this crab is just 'off' mode for me. Frankly I know i can somehow cook better than me. Sorry to say my mom cook better sweet and sour crab.

The crab is small size and the sauce is just too sour for my liking. I think they just pour in ketchup and fried with the crab. Nothing to shout about.

Total damage is RM 127 inclusive of 4 coconut drink and few other drink to crunch our thirst....It was a hot day anyway.....