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.

(Various locations. Please click on the link to find out where)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

BreadFruits

Once upon a time I passed by this cafe without a second glance. It doesn't look like a cafe (honestly!) and I thought they sell fruits and healthy juices only. In my defense, the place looks like a juice bar.

Saw a lot of photos of this place on Instagram and it got me curious (as usual!). And I've been on the lookout for new places for brunch. I had 2 weeks off from Korean class therefore I have time for brunch!

Wholesome Spanish Baked Egg. Homemade baked bean, egg, bacon, arugula & toasted ciabatta.

Gourmet Antipasto Breakfast Platter. Prosciutto, Salami Milano, Chorizo, Brie, Cheddar, Strawberry Grape Olive salad, 7 min egg & toasted ciabatta.

Juice of the day (apple + orange). Part of the breakfast platter.

Cafe Latte.

Cappuccino. Part of the breakfast platter and we paid for the upgrade from black coffee.

Our experience here was not perfect but we will still go back and try their pasta and pancakes in the future. 

We went there quite early and a friendly waitress took our order. The place was not pack throughout the time that we were there. I know weekends are nightmare and there's a queue. Anyway, we waited 30 minutes for our food and it did not come. None of the waiter/waitress bother to come and ask about our order. Other diners who got there later than us was served with their brunch. 

We finally flagged down one waiter and ask him to check on our order. He checked and did not come back to us on the status of our order. He just walked around serving other people as though we were invisible. The waitress that took our order earlier on looked at us suddenly and panicked. 

From the look on her face, we could tell that our order did not reach the cook. Please refer to the photo above for my order especially the breakfast platter. No cooking is required. You just need to cut and slice the produce and serve it to  me.

It was the longest brunch we've ever had. It took us at least 1 hours from the minute we step into the cafe. 45 mins to serve the food and 5-10 mins to eat it. After our brunch, we walked around Publika to buy some groceries. We were both dying from thirst. We kept asking ourselves whether there was a lot of MSG in the food? 

17, Jalan 26/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
03-6201 0090
Mon - Sun: 08:30 - 21:00

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Coffee Societe, Solaris Dutamas KL (Publika)

Coffee Societe has been opened for business since late 2011 and has quite a strong following of coffee lovers. To be honest, I did not like this place when they first opened because of their coffee. The coffee they served was too light then.

Despite that, I still go. Why ? I like the ambience and they are opened until 11pm. It is quite late for Publika area.

Perhaps there was a change in their coffee beans around mid to last quarter of 2012. I don't dislike it anymore and am more open to their coffee. This is the honest truth.


Huge table in the middle of the cafe. It's either for a big group of people or you may share it with strangers. I'm fine with both as long as they are not louder than me. (pssst... I can be quite loud)

Piccolo Latte. I had this one afternoon as my second cup of coffee. I can't take too much milk in a day. Lactose intolerance.

Beautiful coffee art. My order of cappuccino earlier.

This was taken from another time and was posted on my instagram.

Grilled Chicken.

A few of my friends love the wedges here. I don't really know coz I don't eat wedges eventhough I love potato. I'm quite weird and particular (i know! and i should not apologize for this..)

Carrot cake. It is quite nice and I normally don't eat carrot cake. Reason? I don't like carrots and in my head, carrot cake is a dessert for aunties. No offense to aunties. My mom and grandma do like carrot cake.

My favorite dessert to date. This is Blueberry Cheesecake. They serve this at Garage 51 as well. Read about Garage 51 here. They also have it in Strawberry.

Block D4, Level G3, Unit 3A,
Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur. 
03-6211 5523
Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun: 10:30 - 23:00


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