Friday, October 31, 2014

Crab Factory

My visit to Crab Factory in SS2 was back in August this year. I haven't got time to blog about it until now. I've been putting off blogging to stare into space and work.

Crab Factory is located below Professor Uniform and same row as Pelita Nasi Kandar in SS2 PJ. It is always packed with customers and reservation is highly recommended on weekends. Visit their website here. On busy nights, we were informed that we have a 2 hours duration for our dinner.

They have limited tables therefore, rotation is required. It reminds me of my high school recess time.

Signage inside the restaurant.
 
 Mini Coca Cola bottles are served here.

The tables are lined with huge plastic coverings fit for painting jobs. Lime are thrown across the table for later when the seafood are served.
 
Fried squids.
 
Yabbies.
 
Yabbies vs Lime.
 
We ordered medium size crabs.
 
Love the scallops here. It's about the size of the old 50 cents coin. We add-on lots of mushrooms as you can see. 

The seafood are pretty much customizable to your liking. First, pick your choice of seafood then followed by the sauce (normal to spicy sauces are available) and last but not least the add-ons (sausages, potatoes, corns and 3 types of mushrooms).

It is best to dine-in with a group of friends so that you get to sample more food. Unless you have a huge appetite then you may dine-in with your partner. It definitely burn a hole in our pockets that night. 

It was fun to eat with our bare hands with no cutlery. It would be nicer if Malaysia's weather allow us to sit outdoor with a nice cold breeze while watching the sun go down.

21, Jalan SS2/64, 
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.
03-7865 5850

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wa Cafe, Pavilion KL

Wa Cafe located on the 6th floor of Pavilion KL is one of my regular coffee fix place. I like the simple setup and lack of crowd. It doesn't sound positive but that's my honest opinion. It's quiet and I enjoy sitting there with my cuppa while staring into space, freeing my mind.

These are taken on separate visits and I simply love the coffee art. So smooth and beautiful.

Cappuccino. Taste as good as it look.

Long Black. It looks diluted. But the taste is clean and pure. I have yet to find another place that serve the same cup of coffee. On first glance, this looks like "tin chat" (a type of bitter chinese herbal drink).

Magic. Not many cafes serve this. Those who have studied in Melbourne might be familiar with the name. Magic is basically steamed milk poured over a double ristretto served in a smaller cup. To be exact, Magic is served in a 5 ounce cup instead of the usual 8 ounce coffee cup.

Although I enjoy the coffees here, the consistency is questionable. I am happy when the Japanese male barista make the coffee or the Chinese girl with bright colour hair make the coffee. Other baristas need to work on their skill.

Wa Cafe (opposite Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen)
P6.08.00, Level 6,
Pavilion KL,
Kuala Lumpur.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Naughty Babe Dirty Duck (NBDD)

I have passed by the corner of Naughty Babe Dirty Duck (NBDD) countless times but never once attempt to dine-in. I finally went when a friend suggest to meet for dinner there. Parking might be a problem as there are many F&B outlets and marts around the area.

Eventhough the place was packed, the customer turnover are quite fast and we were shown to our table in no time. We sat indoor near the bar counter and I must say that I love the low lighting and wooden interior. The decorations made it obvious that the place is non-halal with its many pig figurines and drawings. There was even an illustrated pig printed on their napkins.

Cute little napkin with cutleries.

Love their tagline, "Reality is an illusion that occurs due to the lack of wine."

Dirty Nachos - Corn tortilla served with cheddar cheese, jalapenos, tomato salsa, sour cream, guacamole and crispy pork bacon.
Great for sharing!
 
Char-broiled Sakura Pork Chop - served with sweet potatoes, broccoli and cranberry sauce.
The pork chop sits on top of some orange-y diced looking things which I thought was carrots. I scoffed at it because I don't like carrots. But I took a bite of it out of curiousity and liked it! It's actually sweet potatoes disguised as carrot. Needless to say, I finished the whole lot.

Seafood Marinara - Linguine served with seafood, garlic, capers, olives, anchovies, fresh tomatoes, chillies and fresh basil.
Nothing to shout about as it's plain old pasta. Can't blame them as it is not their forte.

Porky Burger - Pork meat burger served with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, salad & fries.
The pork patty is juicy but the bread turns out to be a bit dry.

Creme Brulee. 
We all enjoyed this as a sweet ending.

My photos are terrible (I know) but the food are not. This is a great place to hangout for pork lovers. If you are not a fan of pork, the choice will be limited. I do see a lot of drinkers in this restaurant. 

Nice place for a quick dinner and drinks. This is one of those rare restaurants with fast serving of food and friendly staff.

42, Jalan 25/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
03-6211 9966

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hongdae-mun, Sky Park@One City

Sky Park@One City is probably one of the latest attraction in the Klang Valley. The Sky Park is on the 10th floor of One City Mall. What's the attraction ? The glass walkway that see through all the way down to the Ground Floor. A lot of people actually went there to take photos, selfies and whatnot.

I go there because it's a new place and it's a stone throw away from where I live. Besides F&B outlet, the place has nothing much to offer. Unless you're there for the cinema and gym.

On the 10th floor, there are a few restaurants and bars surrounding the glass walkway. One of the restaurant is Hongdae-mun. It's a Korean restaurant. There's quite a variety there from Japanese to Thai to Korean to Western. Take your pick.

We were very hungry at the time and opt for this restaurant because it was empty. And there was a lot of eager waiter and waitress waiting to serve us.

The place looks empty because they have another area for diners. Which is semi al fresco with a view of the NKVE. Most of the customers are seated here.

Casual seating arrangement. Quite hard to have a proper meal with a low table. Ours was a normal height table. But it was too small for 4 pax and normally there are lots of banchan that comes along with the meal.
 
They serve 5 types of banchan here.

Green Onion Pancake. 
 
Kimchi Jjigae with Tuna. It's kind of hard to find kimchi jjigae that is served with tuna or salmon flakes in KL. I love the taste. I know it doesn't look very appetising but it's really good. The tuna actually balances the sourness of the kimchi soup.

+ we also ordered dwenjang jjigae & sundubu jjigae but i couldn't be bothered to take the pic because all came out looking alike and the outdoor dining area was poorly lit.
 
Egg Roll with Cheese. The winner of the night. All of us love this. It's so delish.

This place has a very very casual setup for a Korean restaurant. The food are not bad and it's the usual Korean restaurant price range. However, they have limited food as this is a casual dining place.

The place look big enough for a medium size company event. I think they do offer that and they serve alcohol as well.

Hongdae-mun
RF02, Rooftop,
Sky Park @ One City,
Jalan USJ 25/1A,
47650 Subang Jaya,
Selangor.
03-5115 0129
hongdae-mun@thesky.com.my

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Matsuya Japanese Cuisine

Matsuya Japanese Cuisine is one of those quiet Japanese restaurant that you will overlook. The reason is because it is surrounded by big players like Antipodean Coffee, Yeast, La Bodega on the same road. And a newly opened Mikey's New York Pizza which I have yet to try. Will wait for the crowd to disperse before I go and try. I'm too old to queue up for food.

I makan at Matsuya in early May and now only have time to blog about it. 

Matsuya Japanese Cuisine.

Sashimi Moriawase for 2-3 pax and an additional order of Sango Tomato. I posted this photo on my Instagram and said that I can't eat the local tomato anymore. I was scolded by an ex-colleague that I was "atas" and #too much. Oh well, this is seriously good and it's seasonal. That tomato is RM25/piece and the size? Probably a bit bigger than a golf ball.

Seafood Fried Rice. Wish that there were more fried rice. So tasty!

Dobin Mushi. This is a traditional Japanese seafood broth served in a Dobin tea pot. The ingredient includes shrimp, chicken, soy sauce, lime & mushroom.

I'm not a Japanese food connoisseur. But I do know that I like the service and taste of food that we ordered that night. This could be a place where we will frequent for dinner when we're in the Bangsar area.

19, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
03-2202 2618

Monday, June 30, 2014

Old Tricycle BBQ Yong Tau Foo

Nearby one of my favourite Japanese BBQ place in Taman Desa is Old Tricycle BBQ Yong Tau Foo. I thought they were owned by the same people. Similar concept and opposite of one another but selling different food. One is Japanese and the latter is Chinese.

One rainy Saturday early this year when it was raining like crazy, me and my friends went there to check it out. Forgive me for the extremely shitty photos below. It was raining heavily that time and we were seated in the alleyway. And I did not bring my camera therefore all photos were taken with my iPhone 5, not even an S.

Old Tricycle BBQ Yong Tau Foo.

Drinks are served in enamel cups. The motifs are for chinese weddings.

Love the chee cheong fun here. The texture is very smooth and nice. And I personally don't like local style chee cheong fun but I did eat this.

We ordered the big yong tau foo set for BBQ. It was definitely not enough for the 6 of us. The yong tau foo is about RM1.80/piece here. Quite expensive because the fish paste is not much. I do understand why they can't put too much because you'll be bbq-ing the damn thing and the veg probably burnt faster than the fish paste is cooked.


Look so fun and refreshing right ? It's strictly for fun. I still prefer the old style yong tau foo where we don't have to cook it ourselves. 

Our bill came up to around RM125 and all of us are still hungry. So we head over to Japanese BBQ opposite for our second dinner. This is a place to bring your friends from out of town or from overseas and friends who are light eater. I have to admit that this is not the place for me because I eat way too much.


Faber Plaza, No.5, Jalan Brunei Selatan, 
Jalan Desa Jaya,  Taman Desa, 
Kuala Lumpur.
   Tel: 012-2181352

Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Tuesdays

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ippudo Malaysia *non-halal*

When Ippudo first landed in Malaysia, there was a big craze over the ramen and everyone actually queued to eat. I was not one of the crazies because there are plenty of eateries in Malaysia. Only in our friendly neighbouring country people queue to eat. If you've been to this particular country, you will know what I mean.

I waited for the craze to die down and the opening of the second outlet before I went and try it. I love it! No crowd, good and fast service and less pollution. I simply love it! I was able to enjoy my ramen in peace.

Ippudo, The Gardens Mall. Low lighting and very cold a/c. Great for the current weather in Malaysia.


Goma Q. Fresh Japanese cucumber with sesame. I'm a sucker for this appetiser. Be it Taiwanese, Shanghainese or Japanese. It's so refreshing!

Shiromaru Special. Shiromaru with salted soft-boiled egg, pork loin and seaweed.
+IPPUDO's original tonkotsu broth served with ultra-thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage & spring onions. Classic Hakata style ramen.
(excerpt from the menu)

Karaka Special. Karaka-men with salted soft-boiled egg, pork belly & seaweed. 
+IPPUDO's original tonkotsu broth with special spicy miso, cashew nuts & ground pork.
(excerpt from the menu)

Ippudo Pan-fried Gyoza. Ippudo's original panfried gyoza is the description in the menu. There was a time when I crave for gyoza. It's hard to find good ones in KL. Or maybe I haven't been eating enough Japanese food? So far I like this and the ones from Kiku Zakura.

What I like best about Ippudo is the option to choose the texture of your ramen. I like it very hard and most people I know like it soft close to soggy. (don't know why) I love the porky broth as it has a sweet end without the strong porky smell. 
But I feel that the portion was too small for a RM30++ bowl of ramen.

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