Thursday, January 1, 2015

Uncle John's Nyonya Food @ Limapulo, Jalan Doraisamy

Throwback to two months ago, I was introduced to this restaurant by local celebrity Mr Alan Yun, and on the evening of Deepavali day, me and my two friends decided to drop by for dinner. My memory of Jalan Doraisamy was all the pubs and soup kambing, and there it stood, Limapulo in the center of this nightlife lit street, but the street is bound to have some road renovations going on.

(Photo Credit: Limapulo Facebook page)

We were offered the set lunch menu although it's dinner time, as well as the ala carte menu. The set lunch is very very affordable, at rm9.90 you pick a main and it comes with rice, a slice of fried egg and side vege. So for three of us, we ordered 3 set lunches, pie tees, a mango appetizer, a vege dish and sambal petai sotong.



The waitress told us it is a warm mango dish cooked in sambal. We could not imagine the taste at first as it was our first time trying it, but it's quite refreshing. Tasting similar like rojak mango.

 This..is..good. So good, for petai and squid lovers. Especially the squid tentacles lol, the sambal goes so well and it's just so good with rice. I can just finish this whole plate with plain white rice. And the portion is big, enough for three.

Kangkung masak lemak keledek. Crapz, I can't remember it was kangkung or bayam, but nonetheless, it's a very creamy santan-ny vege dish that goes very very well with rice too.



 We ordered the Chicken Pongteh set lunch, Gerang Asam Pari set lunch and the Ayam Berempah set lunch. The taste, the flavors were all there. 

Pie Tee (4 @ RM10)

The only drawback for me was, I didn't get to try their laksa even though it was a Wednesday, due to it being a public holiday, and apparently I was told that the laksa usually sold out during lunch. So i have to head over some fine day to try their laksa because it looks damn awesome. Yummy yummy!

Nyonya Laksa is available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Limapulo also has a branch outlet at Intermark, called Limabelas.

Limapulo
26, Jalan Doraisamy,
53300, Kuala Lumpur.
(Beside Sheraton Hotel )

Limabelas
The Intermark@ Double Tree Hilton
Level LC
(Same level as Jaya Grocer)

Tel: 03-26983268
Biz Hours: Mon - Sat 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Japanese Modern Teppanyaki @ Kazoku-Ai, 3rd Mile Square Old Klang Road

It's so convenient nowadays to find out new eateries or newly opened places of interest around us via the social media. And thus, through Facebook and blog entries, my mum found this new modern teppanyaki restaurant near our home.

Kazoku-Ai, a teppanyaki concept restaurant, in 3rd Mile Square, Old Klang Road. At one glance, you will be attracted by two Vespa scooters parked outside the entrance, which cost as much as a car.



The three of us, ordered the current promotional dinner set Kazoku-Ai Neptune Family Meal (RM190+) which consists of 9 courses plus green tea. It was all seafood items, but we wanted to try their beef, at first it wasn't allowed but the very friendly partners of the restaurant gave us the choice of removing the teppanyaki scallops course and switch in the normal teppanyaki beef sirloin. That was great!

They have individual set meals for lunch and dinner you can choose one of the two family meals or a la carte. One of the partners, Mr Ming was very very friendly and told us the restaurant is still coping to run better for the customers and definitely, the freshness of the seafood and the cleanliness of the toilet (lol) are their main objectives. Freshness guaranteed.


First course: Burdock Salad, it comes with a spicy Kimuchi dressing, but if you don't fancy a spicy dressing, you can request for their Goma (sesame) dressing.


 2nd Course: Teppanyaki Sirloin Beef with garlic and wasabi.

 
 3rd course: Seafood Combination Teppanyaki (oysters, prawn, scallops, salmon). This was good. Seriously, freshness guaranteed. The oysters' juice oozes in ur mouth and the scallops are doink doink!

4th Course: Fresh salmon sashimi. One of the partners mentioned that when the salmon came, it was still alive and they slaughter it themselves! Plus, the teppanyaki salmon is the same fish as this salmon sashimi. So the teppanyaki salmon is sashimi grade salmon, woah...

5th Course: their signature - Spaghetti Mentaiko. Kinda dry, and a lil' spicy, it's like stir fried spaghetti with mentaiko powder, tastes not bad.

 6th Course: Saba Shio (Mackerel) fish

7th Course: Garlic Fried Rice. 8th Course: Sorry i missed out on the Miso Soup.

9th Course: Also one of their signature: Warm Choc Mud Cake with vanilla ice cream. Too sweet for my liking but they said it's their best seller so you ought to give it a try.

Mr Ming also highly recommend their sake brand, Tatenokawa 楯野川. Well I'm not a sake expert so according to him, it is one of the best selling sake in Japan, and only 30 odd restaurants or retails in Malaysia hold this  brand. He has a couple of bottles of the noble ones, which is like worth thousands per bottle. His statistics are too good I can't remember the numbers lol. He mentioned that this sake is super, super smooth and they even have sparkling sake like champagnes. Ought to give it a try next time.






Overall, a great dining experience, it gets a little smoky inside, so you can choose to sit outside if you don't want to get all that smell in your hair and shirt. Taste wise, it's really really fresh and cheers for the Tatenokawa sake! Have fun!

Kazoku-Ai
3A-G, 3rd Mile Square,
151, Old Klang Road,
3 1/2 Batu, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-79831919
www.KazokuAi.com.my
www.facebook.com/Kazoku.Teppanyaki

Saturday, May 10, 2014

All porky porky @ The Hungry Hog, Subang SS15

My uncle's favorite western place to go. And it was my first time there while the rest of my family has been there for a few times now. Seriously, everything pork. Even the ice cream.

Soft fluffy bun, and the portion is big. Definitely enough. There were 10 of us and somehow, it was either the 3 little pigs burger, or the porky chop. That's all. We have yet to try other porky dishes.

 I had the porky chop. Very nicely done. Match well with the mustard sauce. Yums.

 For the burger, you can choose 2 sides out of 3 choices: salad, fries, mash.

Candied bacon ice cream. Too sweet for my liking.

That weekend night that we went, it was crowded. Quite few big groups who go there for gathering somehow. And service is quick. We just ordered and our orders came within awhile. A bit squeezy between tables but I'm sure we can all accommodate to that. If i'm not mistaken, the shop is owned by a young lovely couple. Do check it out =)

The Hungry Hog
www.hog.my
71, Jalan SS15/4C, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
+6012 225 0877
Business Hours: 
Tuesdays to Sundays
12 pm - 3 pm (last call 2:30 pm)
6 pm - 10 pm (last call 9:30 pm)
 

Restoran Kar Hiong @ Subang SS18

I often write down a phoodie wishlist, places to go, places to try if I happened to see any outlets or reviews that attract my attention. This restaurant in Subang was one of them. I think one of my friend mentioned this place to me, and I sought for it. Located facing the mainroad of Subang, this restaurant is very easy to locate. They have two shops, within the same row.


My family and I reached the restaurant around 8pm and some of their recommended dishes had sold out, included the stir fried fern (paku vege), and sting ray. So we opted for other choices as below. Unfortunately, I lost the bill that I usually keep for the price to write blog.










Very homey type of phood here in Kar Hiong and nice. And it's not pricey. I can't remember exactly how much, but it's considered cheap! Worth trying. Have to go again much earlier to have their sting ray and paku vege.

Restoran Kar Hiong 家香饭店
9 & 29, Jalan SS 18/1B, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel : 016 3287022
Business Hour: Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm, Dinner 5.30pm-9.30pm
Closed on every Monday 



Saturday, August 10, 2013

Upstairs Cafe, Subang Jaya SS12

Upstairs Cafe, checked. One phoodie completed off my phood list.

I got lost looking for this cafe, I keep thinking it's the Rakuzen side of subang, but it's actually just beside the hospital. Oopsie, I didn't know there were shops this side.

So, as named, Upstairs Cafe, it's... well... upstairs! It's at a two-storey shoplot area at Subang Jaya SS12 just next to the Sime Darby Medical Center.

You take the staircase up to the cafe which is located right above Restoran Bawang Merah. As you walk up, you can hear that there are motions, chatting and glass clinking. It was about 3pm when I went but still most of the tables were taken. A very cozy place with sofa seats, and even a few tables on the outside for smokers. The cafe is deco in red and white, it makes people feel very comfortable and just wanna sit down and enjoy a piece of cake the whole afternoon there.



What surprised me was, it's self-service, you order your phood at the cashier, pay, and then only the phood will be served to you. Well, I don't know how they remember who orders what or which table when they're busy. Because they did send the wrong pasta to me. Anyway, nice place, polite staffs, cheap phood, and a cake counter display for you to choose what you want for the day. There's a chalkboard where they list the phood available for the day: burgers, pasta, pies etc.

Seems like red velvet is a favorite there, because most of the tables ordered it. Most of the desserts look very tempting indeed. There were red velvet cake or red velvet cupcakes, creme brulee, quiche, brownie, cheesecake etc.

I ordered a carbonara with beef bacon (RM9.90), red velvet cake (RM8.00) and a hot latte (RM7.00). Total came up to RM24.90. No tax or service charge. (Well, not that there's none but nett price, if you know what I mean)


Carbonara was ok, not creamy enough. Don't have the 'cream' oomph there. Portion was small actually for me, but if you are having the pasta with dessert then it would be enough. Maybe that's why there's two slices of baguette that comes with the pasta. Well, just weird seeing that bread is served with pasta.


Red velvet is good. A tad too sweet for me but it's good. With the cream cheese just right. (Ignore the fact that it's all coloring)


Coffee is nice. Full stop.

Not bad, I wouldn't mind dropping by again with my friends. I noticed that most of the tables are bunch of teenagers, awe-ing at the cakes and then busy chit chatting with their friends over cakes and ice blended or coffees. Yummy.

Very good service, polite and helpful. Mostly guys, fluent English spoken. Seems like a great team inside. I hear them singing Raya songs inside the kitchen.


Upstairs Cafe
1st Floor, 12A,
Jalan SS12/1B, 
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: 03-56119171

(If you come from Federal Highway, exit at Subang Jaya after you pass the Sunway bridge, keep left, and turn left at the Sime Darby Medical Center traffic light. You will see the SS12 row of shops on your right.)


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Beef Noodles @ Soo Kee Mee, Restoran Sun Huat Kee Taman Lucky Bangsar 大树头苏记牛肉河

Soo Kee has always been famed for their fried noodles, having their main shop at Jalan Imbi area.

As for me, my family and I always visit their youngest son Uncle Thompson's shop here in Taman Lucky, Bangsar. He used to open a stall in Paramount but now shifted here and have a stall inside Restoran Sun Huat Kee, Taman Lucky Bangsar.

Beef noodles, fresh waterprawn sang mee, black pepper udon, fried meehoon, stewed pork noodles etc... But his main recommended dish is the beef noodles and sang har noodle. Sang har noodle can be quite pricey because of the price of the prawns, huge waterprawns.

Partly it's because Uncle Thompson is our family friend, but otherwise, I still prefer his beef noodles than others that I have tasted so far. The beef is so tender and the gravy oh so good! But both the noodles are quite salty, the gravy is salty because the kuey teow is bland, but the sang har mee is quite salty so I suggest you can opt to request for less salty if you have a lighter taste bud.

Pricing of the sang har noodle is base on seasonal price whereby other noodles dishes are by per pax pricing, varies from RM9 - RM18.




 They have stir fried seasonal vege too. Subject to availability.






Soo Kee Noodles @ Restoran Sun Huat Kee
26, Jalan Ara Kiri 2,
Taman Lucky, Bangsar.
(It is same row as Papa Johns and Secret Recipe)
The coffee shop has other hawker food in the morning till afternoon, but Soo Kee stall opens at night 6pm - 10pm Mon - Sun)