Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chinese New Year dinner @ Pantai Seafood Restaurant

Every year the few of us college mates will try to fit in time to meet during chinese new year. Well, not just cny but as many times as we can during the year before everyone is just too busy with their own life. Though just the four of us but it was a nice get-together.

Ed's treasure. Awesome.

I forgot to snap the salted egg crab! Swt. The bill came up to around RM200 for 5 dishes including the yee sang. Well, it was cny, definitely price will hike up. And through this dinner I vow not to eat shark fin anymore!

Although Pantai's price is not to say cheap, but for the few times that I dine there, service was good. The captain was honest to tell that the crab is very small in size. And she offered to help remove the cork which fell inside the XO. And came to the table a couple of times to check if everything is ok. Ed tried to give her RM10 as personal tips but she declined it. Tapi angpow boleh. XD

Pantai Seafood Restaurant, Kayu Ara
Lot 13575, Jalan Cempaka PJU 6A, Kg. Sg. Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Roasted Goose and Duck @ Restoran Wei Kee

I have earlier heard my friend mentioning about this place famous for roasted duck long ago, but have yet to try it until last month. My family and I were intending to go to the crispy siew yuk rice behind Shaw Parade but it was closed for CNY so we switched plan and head to this shop Wei Kee in Pudu area as well famous for their Roasted Geese and Roasted Duck.

It's just a plain, old shop in between a row of shoplots very near to the Pudu morning market which I always call it the Gold Fish street cuz got stalls selling fishes in plastic bags. Lol. It's a shop with no air conditioning so be prepare to sweat on a hot day.

We ordered half nos of Roasted Geese, Char Siew, Siew Yuk, Pork Trotter in Vinegar, and a boiled vege. It was finger licking good for me, but my aunt complained that it's too 'sou' in Chinese saying, too strong the meaty taste. And, embarrassed to say, I didn't know it was geese, I thought it was roasted duck :p

The char siew and siew yuk is just normal, nothing to brag about, but I can finish the whole plate of rice just with the char siew sauce. Yum!

Restoran Wei Kee (伟记饭店深井烧鹅)

50, Lorong Yap Hin, Off Jalan Pasar, 55100,KL

Tel: 03-92218428

Korean Japanese phood @ Macguli, Desa Sri Hartamas

I was intending to go to mont kiara to look for this Bijou cafe, after an hour searching for it, then only I realize it was no longer open! Disappointed and hungry, I thought of going to Hartamas for Dae Sa Kwan korean food, and sigh, not open as well. So i parked my car and walked around searching for food and saw this huge banner with 4 chefs' faces on it hanging on the 1st floor of this row of shops at Hartamas and just thought of giving it a try. No, I didn't try it because of the chefs' looks =.="

Macguli, a Korean restaurant but also feature japanese items in their menu, is located on the first floor of the row of shops opposite KFC Hartamas.

I went in and there were a couple of other tables with guests, all speaking Korean. So i guess it's a place where Koreans are their regulars.

A variety of food that they offer, those that you often find in other Korean restaurants you will find it here. And much to my surprise I saw a page with sushi's and sashimi's.

I ordered a pair of salmon sushi (RM8) to try and their Kimchi Jigae (kimchi soup) RM20 which comes with a bowl of rice. To be honest, korean phood is NOT cheap. You will easily spend RM50 when you dine in.

After taking my order, I was presented with 6 varieties of small appetizers while my orders are being prepared. Ahh, I always enjoy their mini appetizers. Their kimchi is good. And they offer refills.I always love hot hot steamy soupy dishes. Always when I go for Korean phood I always would order their Kimchi Jigae or their soy bean paste soup. Well, imo, Macguli's kimchi jigae has the right texture to my liking, not too thick, and not too wattery. It has a lot of vegetables and meat inside but the taste was rather bland. I expected a more meaty soup base but it just taste of vege broth and perhaps not boiled with meat bones. Perhaps it's supposed to be like that.

My salmon sushi came together with a pair of sushi. I told the waiter that I didn't order that and he told me that it's complimentary O.o. Hmm. Maybe all guests gets that. I didn't ask. Or maybe they thought I'm a journalist because I was busy chik-chak-chik-chak with my camera.

A nice place to unwind yourself although not much of a view outside the restaurant but it's just a quiet cozy little restaurant. I've yet to try their other dishes so cannot comment much.

When the bill came, they gave me a 10% discount (equivalent to they deducted the service charge) so I paid RM28 in total.

Macguli Korean & Japanese Fusion Cuisine
1st Floor, 16/1, Jalan 23/70A

Desa Sri Hartamas
, Kuala Lumpur