Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nice Red Velvet Cake by A Slice Of Heaven, Just Heavenly

Tried a few slices of cakes by A Slice Of Heaven bought in Pavillion, the best is the red velvet cake! Love the softness of the cake and the cheese topping is yummy yummy! The other two is strawberry cheesecake and peach gateaux. Err, so so. Didn't really like the peach one, it's very custardish, feels soggy. Although I love peach.

Nice Lamb Burgers @ Fatboy's Burger, Solaris Dutamas (Publika)

When it first opened, I see not much people eating, and now, each weekend that I go to Publika, it's definitely crowded, so you know how good it is!

Ample choices in the menu, you can even customize your own burger.

Creamy chocolaty chocolate milkshake

We tried the 'fat basterd' which is double layer of patties with egg and cheese. Swiss Shroom and one more I forgot what. Wimpy I think. Can't really remember. All i remember is we tried all three beef, lamb and pork patties. And the conclusion is, the only patty that is nice is - lamb. >.<" The pork and beef patty taste 'rough', tasteless. But the lamb one is total goodness! And the fries are addictive.

The portion is big. 5 of us were full (all girls though) with only 3 burgers. I can't imagine how one girl can finish the whole plate by herself. Guys definitely can.

And do you know that Publika is the air-conditioned mall whereas those shoplots surrounding it is not Publika but Solaris Dutamas? Many of my friends didn't know that. But we often just call the whole building Publika. So much easier. There's nothing much to shop there. Mainly eateries, coffee places. I love the courtyard area. It would be lovely to have weekly flea markets there.

Fatboy's Burger
Solaris Dutamas (Publika)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hakka Phood @ Chan Kee/Chuan Kee 泉记, Jalan Pudu Ulu

One of the few nice Hakka restaurants that I've been to in KL. You can find most Hakka dishes here, Yong Tau Foo, wu tao kao yuk (Braised pork with yam), steamed chicken etc.

 Clockwise from top left: Half number of steamed 'choi yuen' chicken, yong tau foo, steamed fish in ginger and garlic paste, and stir fried eggplant with snake bean. Yummy yummy!

 I believe this shop has been here for years. Many, many years. By looking at the row of shoplots that it's located at.

泉记客家饭店 Chuan Kee Hakka Restaurant
- it is opposite Menara PGRM, Cheras

14, Jalan Pudu Ulu,
Batu 3,
Cheras 56100,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-9284 4530
Business hours: 11.30am-3.00pm, 6.00pm-9.30pm
Rest day: Every 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month

(Shop info taken from:

Best Pumpkin Soup (So Far) @ En Ginza Cafe, Pavillion

I've savored the best pumpkin soup N years ago in Sunway Hotel's coffee house, creamy pumpkin soup, not too thick, perfect. Then I couldn't find a better one anymore.

And now, I found it!

Yes! At En Ginza Cafe, Pavillion shopping mall. Though a little thicker than my preference, the taste is awesome. All four of us were like *thumbs up*.

En Ginza is a Japanese cafe, specializing in pastries and breads, and most teens will be attracted by its Hello Kitty latte.

 Left: Pumpkin Soup
Right: 2 different types of breads available, the white one is cheese, the other one i don't know :p

 Clockwise from top left: Iced green tea latte, cappucino, hot green tea latte and my supposed-to-be-hello-kitty latte =( And then I saw the next table got hello kitty latte. Why you no give me hello kitty latte? =(

 When I enter the shop I saw this and I really thought it was green apple. No, it's green apple buns! So real!

I was fascinated by this taste. It's blackberry tart. I am awed by the time they use to place the berries. *bow*

This is one of the many coffee places you can find in KL, moreover in Pavillion itself there are so many. One of the attraction is definitely the pastries.

En Ginza Cafe
6th Floor, Tokyo Street,
Pavillion Shopping Mall
Bukit Bintang

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dakgalbi @ Uncle Jang, Solaris Mont Kiara

I know that there are a lot of Korean restaurants in Mont Kiara area as well as the Ampang Korean Village area but I never knew there were this type of food until my friend brought me there few weeks back.

This is Dak Galbi. Dak galbi, also romanized dalk galbi, is a popular South Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a gochujang (chili pepper paste) based sauce, and sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions and tteok (rice cake) together on a hot plate.[1] It is a local specialty food for the city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, where dak galbi originates. (Sourced from: Wikipedia)

The outlet that I went too is located at Solaris Mont Kiara. They have a few branches at Uncle Jang is located at Puchong and Ampang as well. The one at Solaris is near Soho just above Maybank. Besides it there are also various Korean restaurants as well.

You order the portion of the base as per how many person you dine (you can order lesser than the amount of guests per table) and then you select whether you want normal-spicy or hot-spicy (hot spicy is REALLY spicy!)

And then you choose the side dishes that you would like to have. There were four of us and we ordered a set of dakgalbi for two person (one normal, one hot spicy and it turned out very spicy already!) Then we added side dishes: mushroom, ramen, cheese, egg. I think that's what we ordered because my friend did the ordering. The boss asked if we're sure it's enough only 2 sets but it was enough for the four of us (all females).

My friend mentioned that if we order fried rice it means after we consume half of the dakgalbi, the server will add rice into it and stir fry it and we finish off as fried rice.

 A big 'pan' is placed at every table. 

 Dakgalbi - mainly consist of cabbage, sweet potato, chicken and stir fried in chili paste. The pic above is stir fried with ramen already and topped with cheese. After it's done, you eat it with lettuce provided and fresh garlic and dips. They also provide a salt sorbet kinda drink which my friend said that can cool down the spicyness in your mouth.

Guests will be given a red 'apron' to tie around your neck if you want to put it on.

It was crowded. My friend say sometimes you need to queue for an hour when you go at peak timing. Something different than usual... it will get a bit smoky and hot when they are frying it in front of you. Taste wise is ok. Maybe I wasn't too hungry that day. But I would prefer eating a typical korean meal with hot kimchi soup.

Uncle Jang
11-3, Jalan Solaris 1,
Solaris Mont Kiara,
50480 KL
Tel: 03-62112536

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Seafood @ Restoran Lung Seng, Tanjung Tualang

My friend introduced this place to us for dinner on one of my weekend trip to Kampar few weeks back. Tanjung Tualang is a place about 30 minutes from Kampar. My friend said it is before Ipoh. We went there after a day trip up to Cameron Highlands.

There are a few tanks outside the restaurant with prawns inside. My friend said they are famous for their steamed prawns. Full of freshness and sweetness.

Yes, fresh, but not cheap though. Overall the food is good. Yummy. We wanted to order lala/clams but they don't have clams, the boss said that because clams are not guaranteed fresh so they don't serve them.

We ordered:
Deep fried calamari (RM12) - erm, so so, the best i had was in Pulau Ketam Kim Hoe!
Fresh steamed prawns (M-L size, RM80!) Erm, super sweet and fresh but not that cheap afterall. You can choose (S-M sizes of prawns or M-L sizes of prawns)
Sweet Sour crab (RM38.50) - Not very meaty crabs :(
5 nos of bun (RM3.50)
Claypot fish (RM32) - I think it was "Sek Ban" fish. Goes well with rice.
Stir Fried Yau Mak (RM5)

The bill came up to RM181.30 for 5 person. Erm, average pricing. Wouldn't categorize it as cheap.

Restoran Makanan Laut Lung Seng,
Tanjung Tualang

Phood @ Lot 10 Hutong Food Court 十号胡同

Although it has been opened quite long ago, but it was my first time there one month ago. My friend told me that you can find a lot of non-halal dishes here. True, hokkien mee, pork burger, pork ribs noodles, pork knuckle etc.

Many popular shops have their branches here in this Lot 10 food court such as the Kim Lian Kee Hokkien Noodles, Ho Weng Kee wantan mee, Colliseum Cafe, Soong Kee Beef Noodles and so on.

It is a nice place, unfortunately I find it very confusing and nausea-causing to walk around due to all the mirrors and pillars. 

The pork burger and the curry noodle with pork ribs are good! Worth the try. As for the others, nothing much to shout about.

Lot 10 Hutong Food Court,
Lot 10 Shopping Mall,
Bukit Bintang.

Brunch + Nice Coffee @ Red Bean Bag, Solaris Dutamas

Cafes and coffee places are blooming away in Klang Valley, and Red Bean Bag (RBB) is one of them that serves nice coffee and nice latte art!

My colleagues and I stopped by one afternoon to have our lunch. Back when they don't serve dinner yet. Now they do.

Food wise, nothing great to shout about, my fave is their French Toast, bestseller it seems. I had their breakfast platter, but I didn't like my scrambled eggs not seasoned. But then only I know that chefs usually don't season scrambled eggs because different guests have different likings so guests season their own scrambled eggs to their own preference.

I love their coffee. And latte art.

Yet to try their pasta/risotto.

Do grab a meal or coffee if you happen to be at Solaris Dutamas :)

Lum Mee & Yong Tau Foo @ Restoran Cozy Corner Taman Yulek, Cheras

All the while, my family and I only go to this shop for lum mee in the afternoon.

I don't know originally how does lum mee should taste like or the texture is, so I wouldn't say if this is the best or delicious or not.

We usually enjoy it on Sundays, I only know that it's available during daytime. Not sure about night time.

It is located in Taman Yulek. Or maybe it's called Taman Cheras I'm not very sure.

At Taman Yulek/Taman Cheras, you will pass by 'Mexim Dim Sum' and Public Bank on your left. At the traffic light, go straight, you will see BHP petrol station on your left and CIMB Bank on your right, just go straight until the end of the road and you will see this shop at the right corner.

Restoran Cozy Corner/MKP Lum Mee.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Wet Thai Food @ Kampung Kayu Ara

I was attracted to this restaurant when I saw it being featured in one of those phood programmes on Jiayu tv. I saw that it was a floating restaurant surrounded by water but missed out the address. And one day I passed by when I was going to Pantai Seafood so I told my friends I wanna eat here! When I reach there, where's the floating restaurant? Then only I knew that there are a few branches and the floating branch is in Kajang if I'm not mistaken. Wasted. But nevermind.

5 of us, 5 dishes.

Kerabu Chicken Feet (RM11) - Lack of something, maybe the sourness. Average.

Stir fried Kangkung (RM12)

Tom yam seafood soup (RM20) The soup is nice but not much seafood inside. Be careful there's another one tom yam with prawn, that one is more expensive because they give the fresh water prawn I think.

Siakap, in lemon style (RM45). I forgot the full name but the 'lemon' or 'lime' word is there. Nice. Sour, super spicy (request for less spicy, we already request less spicy but it's still super spicy!). Love the 'soup' that comes with it. 

There's various fishes with a list of various cooking methods which you can choose from. And there's a barbeque section at the outer part of the restaurant for all the grill n barbeque items. Will definitely go there again but am still searching for the best Thai food around here. And I found an easy way to make your own tom yam soup which I think is quite nice :p

Charcoal burner

We also ordered their deep fried calamari (RM18) but you can skip that. It looks like those frozen crumbed calamari rings, and it's chewy, hard to bite.

Total bill was RM127 for 5 of us. The food is nice, but can still be better. Maybe different branch different. Hmm...

A Wet Thai
Lot 13544, Jalan Cempaka,
Kampung Kayu Ara,
47400 Petaling Jaya, 

Cheap seafood @ 阿娇 Cha Po Tion, Sekinchan

Planned a day trip to Sekinchan with my bunch of secondary school friends. I actually didn't expect they would all agree to go but thanks all.

It was a long drive ~.~" I expected it to be a shorter trip but it took us like almost 2 hours to reach there. We used the old way that exits from Subang - the highway - Ijok - Kuala Selangor - Sekinchan. If you know how to access the Latar Highway, please use it! Much faster, lesser small winding roads.

Thankfully it was worth the drive. We had a good meal, and discovered the beach! :)

 There are few other seafood restaurants around the area. Most of them are also crowded with people, mainly Guan Seng Loong is the biggest restaurant, my mum suggested there too, she say they will have more variety of seafood as some of these small restaurants have limited types of seafood only, but we saw that there were many tour buses outside Guan Seng Loong so we were afraid that the food quality won't be that good.

And so my friend who has a friend who lives in Sekinchan suggested this one and so we tried.

 Deep fried calamari with chilli sauce.  This was good. We ordered 3 plates of this :p RM14 per plate. Great as a snack itself already.

Steamed prawns. Very curious why they want to put egg to steam together... But the prawns were amazingly fresh. There were one or two not-so-fresh ones. We ordered 2 plates. There were about 10-12 medium sized prawns per plate. (RM15 per plate)

Steamed lala (RM14)

 Fried crab (dry-style) The crabs were a bit small. They didn't have methods like salted yolk style or buttermilk style. The taste was okay la. RM20

There were a choice of shark soup or fried shark with chili paste. We chose the chili paste style. I don't know if it's like that or overcooked, it was kinda mushy and it didn't look appealing/taste appetizing. Maybe the soup style would be nicer. RM12

We ordered mantis prawn as well but we checked with one guy if the order was taken, he said noso we canceled it. But when the bill came we did order the mantis prawn =.=" I told the female staff who took our order, she apologized saying that she wasn't aware that it didn't come.

We ordered a plate of vegetables too, stir fried yau mak (RM7)

8 of us were guessing the bill would come up to RM250, but when the bill came it was RM132.50. All were like 'huh?' We were surprised it was so cheap. Tea and rice were RM7.50. It would be perfect if the shark dish was good because I was told that people go there for the shark dishes. (The sharks are farmed for their meat.) But anyway, my friends were very satisfied with the 3 plates of deep fried calamari :D

Was looking at some of the articles printed out by my mum about Sekinchan and saw a map that leads to the beach. We asked a local boy along the way and he said turn into the junction next to a sotong/seafood factory. There's a sign that says Jalan Redang or Pantai Redang I can't remember. Turn at the junction and just go all the way straight and you will see the beach!

 Good way of recycling *thumbs up*

 On the way back to KL. My initial purpose coming to Sekinchan is to snap a polaroid picture of my rainbow umbrella at the paddy field, but wrong timing, it's been harvested, no green or gold paddy field. Next time.

Along the way we stopped at one of the fruit stalls, bought some fruits to eat and mango juice. Oh my, their mango juice is awesome. Really fresh mango juice because you can taste the pulp. They also sell yams, corns etc. But my friend say it's not that cheap so we did not buy any.

Saw a stall selling kelapa bakar (burnt coconut) so we stop by to try. They put the coconut in a big tong and burn it to charcoal black on the outside and then cut it.

We drank the other type of coconut, the small one. I prefer normal cold coconut. This taste like double boiled coconut soup (yes it's hot one).

And then we stopped for cendol and laksa. There were lots of cars parked along the way dining here so we tried. 

 A very typical Malay laksa. Nice but not hot enough.

 There's no exact yes or not in phood. Some would say nice, some would say not nice. One of my friend likes the texture of the cendol, another friend prefers the chewy type. Just a bowl of plain cendol (they have it plain, with corn, with corn and durian, with durian etc). They use the durian paste, not original durian meat, you can see the bright yellow liquid at the bowl behind.

The neighbour of Cendol Borhan sells some chips, keropoks and kuihs at RM2 per packet or RM5 for 3 packets etc.

Overall, a nice day trip. One of my wish list completed. Thank you all.

Japanese Kitchen Ogawa @ Plaza Mont Kiara

A dinner suggestion with 3 of my gfs led to the suggestion of dining here. It was suggestion by one of my Starbucks kaki who goes to Plaza Mont Kiara every week for the Starbucks there and thought of trying out this small little quite hidden restaurant situated next to the HSBC bank in Plaza Mont Kiara. I see few tables of Japanese customers around, and there was a japanese speaking chef as well.

 Salmon Sashimi (RM38) This was freaking expensive la to me... but fresh...

 Edamame (RM8)

 Shishamo (RM10) for 4 pieces

 Ebi Tempura (RM28)

 First time i see this... Zosui (porridge water) RM15. Err, rice broth? Something to eat on a very cold day or when you feel flu-ish/sick :p

My all time favorite - Nabeyaki Udon (RM28) can be found cheaper in other Japanese restaurants though.

Yaki Soba (Stir Fried Soba RM18) Erm, so so.

Best dish Okonomiyaki! RM28. A battered pancake with seafood and rice and cabbage I think. Can't make up what's inside. Topped with lots and lots of bonito flakes. 

Total bill came up to RM200 for four of us. Hmm, it's good food but pricey. I would consider to come again, only if I have enough money to spend la. The sashimi is way too expensive n only comes in 5 pieces.

Ogawa Japanese Kitchen
A-OG-03 Plaza Mont Kiara,
Jalan Kiara 2,
Mont Kiara
50480 KL.