Friday, August 28, 2015

Kuching Noodle House

There is a hidden gem amidst the One City Mall@USJ 25. You would've heard of a mall that has a transparent walking area on the 10th Floor. And it's located between Puchong and Subang nearing to the exit to the ELITE/NKVE highway. If all else fails, use waze.

The area is currently under heavy construction because of new upcoming projects. You might find the area a little bit confusing. Despite all these challenges, you will love this place that I'm about to recommend if you love Sarawakian food.

It's called the Kuching Noodle House and it's located at the shoplot next to the One City Mall. You will not be able to see the shoplot from the main road. You need to follow the signboard into One City and pass the entrance of e-City Hotel first. You will see the shoplot on our right.

Smoked Duck Kolo Mee. If I am not mistaken, they have more than 10 varieties of Kolo Mee. We chose this because it's different from the usual plain ones. Macam ala ala east meet west.

Sarawak Laksa. They serve authentic Sarawak Laksa here. I have tried a few places and I have to say that this is awesome. I ordered a large one.

Nyonya Lobak. Portion is generous enough. Quite alright but it's a bit heavy on the spice.

It's reasonably price and worth driving all the way there to check out the Laksa and Kolo Mee. For East Malaysians working in Peninsular and you miss your hometown's local delight, this is the place to go to. Do let me know, if you know of another better place.

Kuching Noodle House
B-08-GF @ One City,
Jalan USJ 25/1A,
47650 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
019-318 6933

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ichiro Sushi Bar

The cutlery. It would be nice if they give actual chopsticks for the price they are charging for the food.

Ichirou Sashimi Set. Simple dinner and yet filling.

A closer view of the sashimi.

Uni and ikuro chawanmushi. The most sinful steamed egg ever. But this is oh so good that I want to eat it everyday.

Salmon & Ikuro Don. I had this for lunch on a second visit.

Everything is fresh here and I love the simple sushi bar setup. The place is so popular that you have to wait for a table for a while during dinner hours. Do not compare the price of this place with your usual sushi joint as this is more premium but worth a try.

If you are a sashimi lover, you MUST check out this place no matter what.

(inside 1Utama - Isetan's Eat Paradise)
03-7726 5899

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mei by Fat Spoon

First thing that came to mind : guilt free pleasure food. Minimalistic and lots of sunlight. That is how I would describe Mei by Fat Spoon. They were opened in February of this year and I kept seeing photos from other foodies on Instagram and I was intrigued with this place. The name Fat Spoon is known and in Damansara Uptown but wth is Mei by Fat Spoon. And what's with all the Japanese looking cuisine? AFAIK, Fat Spoon has a very different concept.

I got together with some friends and had dinner there earlier of the year and only blog about it now. Yeah, delayed reaction. And my food blog need some updates. So here are what we ordered.

Cappuccino. Not bad.

Osmanthus Tea. Cute and endless cups of tea. 

Salmon ikura. Love this combo and it's quite filling too because there's rice at the bottom of this bowl of goodies.

Chirashi. Refreshingly good and guilt free. Fish = brain food :)

Hokkaido scallops and lychee tartare. This is for sharing but it was not enough for us so we ordered another one.

Torched salmon rice and soup. Slightly torched salmon if you don't like raw fish and comes with a soup. Forgot to take a pic of the soup.

Kentucky Fried Oysters. I prefer raw oysters.

Light braised beef short ribs and radish. This is definitely everyone's favourite and yes, we ordered another portion of this. This comes as an ala carte dish or with rice. This is a must have for me.

Fat chocolate cake. I'm not a fan of chocolate but I love this. It is so moist and tasty that I will sometimes dream of eating this.

Salted gula melaka ice cream with sago. I'm not a fan of gula melaka and sago. But my friends love it! 

I want to eat there everyday but my wallet don't allow it. So I have to be patient and endure the cravings. Happy eating~~
22G, Jalan 27/70A,
 Desa Sri Hartamas, 
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tues - Sat : 11am - 10pm
Closed on MONDAYS!
03-2300 3327

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ante Kitchen & Bar

Ante Kitchen & Bar is located at Solaris Dutamas (Publika) facing the main road opposite the residential area (bungalows), if you are unfamiliar with the name. They've been around since late 2012 and that's saying something. Despite their outlet's location and accessibility from the mall, they are doing well for themselves. If you have been here, you would know what I mean.

Let's get started, shall we? 
First off, they have a new Brunch menu (available from 11am - 4pm)  and I was itching to check it out. So, the 5 of us woke up early on a Sunday morning and meet up at Ante for some makan

Garden Duck Salad 
Watermelons, poached eggs, pangritata, bacon bits, parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing.
We wanted to order the Crispy Trotter Salad but we felt that there was too much pork (what do you mean by too much pork? there's no such thing!) and attempt to balance our meal with a different meat. Therefore, we opt for the Garden Duck Salad above.  The portion is generous and it's a refreshing starter for a hot day.

Sweet Belly
Signature roast pork bell, crispy skin, honey soy sauce.
Super crispy skin and the honey soy sauce glaze. This is a starter and if you are here with a bigger party, order a few plates. Me alone can eat half of the portion or the whole damn thing.

Deep Fried Soft Poached Eggs with Bacon
Pair of eggs, house smoked bacon, aioli, sourdough toast, honey soy side salad.
Thick slab of bacon sits on top a sourdough toast. We all agreed that we love the bread and bacon combo. 

A closer view on the eggs. 
Hard and crispy on the outside, oozy on the inside. Isn't that beautiful ?

Ante Big Breakfast comes with a complimentary coffee
Choice of sunny side, scrambled or 63 degree poached eggs, house smoked bacon, bratwurst sausage, trio of shimeiji, button and oyster mushrooms, guacamole and a slice of sourdough toast.

We opted for the 63 degree poached eggs because we were curious about it. Why is it not 62.5 or even 64 degree? We had a long argument about this (seriously!) So, we asked the owner why? He said that 63 degrees is when it's close to being a hard boiled egg but yet not fully harden and have a slight runny texture to it. It's pretty much like an onsen egg but thicker yolk.

We played with the eggs for a bit and yes, it has a jelly-like texture that you are able to fork it up and it stays in place. You can try it if you don't believe me. Have fun forking it up!

Since there was 5 of us, the big breakfast obviously is not enough and we ordered an additional 3 more sausages and 2 deep fried poached eggs. We took some pics of it but I'm not going to share it here for its very "graphic" reason.

French Toast
With compote of blueberries, strawberries and mangoes, vanilla ice cream.

I believe that this is the only cold item in the brunch menu. We thought that the french toast will be hot and well, we were surprised that it's cold. The ice cream is to die for and we also ordered additional ice cream because we are gluttons.

Valrhona Chocolate Delice
With hazelnut feuilletine and earl grey tea.
I'm not a fan of chocolate but my friends who are enjoyed this delicate dessert. 

If you love pork and you're in the neighbourhood, why not check out Ante? They have an loads more interesting dishes on their menu especially for dinner. I have fallen in love with their Chargrilled Pork Steak (very generous portion) and Char Siu Curry Cream pasta.

Did I mention also that the ambience is very romantic? Yes, you can have pork and romance in the same venue. Boys get to enjoy the meat and the girls get the romance here.

A2-G1-09, Solaris Dutamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Mon - Sun : 11am - 11pm
03-6206 3364

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BingSu Cafe

This is a relatively new Korean dessert place in Damansara Uptown. Not sure whether you've heard of this place as it is not visible from the main road.

It is located at the same row as POKC and Rekindle. The interior is bright yellow and it reminds me very much of mango. But I don't like mango.

We ordered a Strawberry Bingsu instead. According to my brother, the bowl is at subzero temperature. Don't hold it and eat if you don't want to kena frostbite.

They do serve coffee as well with their mini La Cimbali coffee machine. Don't expect any coffee art. We named this 'Ghost Art'.

28, Jalan SS21/35,
Damansara Utama,

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Gogi King 고기킹

Those that know me personally know that I'm sucker for Korean food. I'll always try my best to check out all the new Korean places within my ability to travel in Klang Valley. My family love Korean food as well so it's a major plus.

My sister was work surfing (½ work ½ surfing the net) one day and came across a new place in Solaris Mont Kiara called Gogi King. In Korean, it means meat king or king of meat. And the first thing that came to mind was Korean BBQ and we love Korean BBQ. Wrap those meat with lettuce leaves to feel less guilty and add on some kimchi.

We got there around 6-ish close to 7pm and the place was packed with customers. Good sign or that everyone is curious to check out a new place? I choose the latter because I am one of them.

There was 6 of us and we signaled to the waiter that we need 2 tables for dinner. We were informed that we would have to wait as a table is finishing soon. We did not need to wait long to get our table, which was a plus.

We review the menu and it look pretty similar to Sae Mae Eul's version including the price. For those who are unfamiliar with this place, you may read about it here. And they are located a stone throw away from each other too.

 Mini rice balls (새알밥)
This can be a bit spicy because there are chilli padi inside the rice balls.

Corn lather with cheese (콘치즈) 
This is awesome if you love cheese and corn. Fortunately, I love both so I love this dish!

The lettuce leaves for wrapping the meat and 2 pathetic salad as banchan.(side dishes) 

Kimchi (김치)
This kimchi is meh~

Soybean paste soup (된장찌개)
This soup is also meh~

Selection of pork meat (돼지 고기)
Portion is too small.

Photo credit from Instagram @lbsmich
The grill - meat, steamed eggs, cheese, chilli, garlic and kimchi

The dinner started out okay when we sat down and got our drinking water. We looked through the menu and decided to order a set which consists of 3 meat (all pork) and add one 1 spicy chicken in case it was too much. Alas, we were wrong as the portion was small and it barely fill our stomach. We ended up order another set of pork meat and that did not fill our stomach. 

The waiters are slow and not attentive and gives you attitude if you ask for something. Normally, you get very good and fast service from Korean restaurants but this is the worst of the worst. The waiter that cooked our meat look half asleep and quite rude to be honest. 

By the way, each set of meat comes with the cheese in the pic above. If you want more, you have to pay for it which is ridiculous. The steamed eggs are free flow though but it did not taste good.

I'm really disappointed with this new place and will not step foot in it ever again. There are better ones around and are cheaper in price, taste better and have better service.

  We went to a nearby cafe and ordered a sandwich after this dinner. 

No.1, Jalan Solaris,
Solaris Mont Kiara, 
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
03-6206 5256

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 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,
03-7865 5850

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wa Cafe, Pavilion KL +closed down+

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.
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