Saturday, July 31, 2010

*~ Wantan Mee @ Sungai Besi ~*

Few weeks ago, bf and i had wantan mee for our dinner at Sungai Besi. Ahh... another place which is well known for the wantan mee and it is open until midnight.

I just like this type of chili :)

We had a bowl of dumplings. We ordered 4 pieces and each piece cost RM0.90. Nothing to brag about it. Nothing special.

Wantan Mee with Duck Meat.

Wantan Mee with Wild Boar Curry.
It is unusual to have wantan mee served with wild boar curry. Worth trying this.

Both the duck and wild boar meats were very tender. Especially the duck meat, it was really succulent. And i love how the noodles being springy and not sticking together. Each plate cost RM4.50 for small portion. This will be the place to go if i'm craving for wantan mee.

Wan Tan Mee Sg. Besi
190H, Jalan 2 1/2 Miles
Sungai Besi
Kuala Lumpur

Monday, July 26, 2010

~* Delicious Seafood @ Tak Fok *~

Two weeks ago, i was at Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant in Kepong for dinner with bf and friends. Altogether there were 8 of us but we ended up ordering 9 dishes, including 3 crab dishes. For every 2 dishes, we were entitled to order 1 kg of crab at a cheaper price, RM 22. (2 months ago, it was RM20 per kilo as per the reviews written in May.) However, 2 of the dishes could be considered as a starter and side order.

Yam Basket
Nothing much.

Piping hot Fried Maan Tau
Love having this with the crab gravy.

Stir Fried Kangkung

Lala in Superior Stock.
The "gei zhi" made the soup sweeeeet. The "dong guai" made the soup aromatic. The ginger made the soup hot! Nice!

Yee Mee in Cheese Gravy
Okay, something new to me. Unlike carbonara, it was not very cheesy and creamy. Hence, it would not make one feeling full (or jelak) sooooo fast!

Mongolian Fried Squid
This restaurant is famous for the cheap crab dishes. Instead of loving the crab, i love this dish the most!!! Sour with a hint of black pepper taste. Sooooo appetizing.

The following is the 3 crab dishes we had:

Salted Egg Crab.
I don't really like this. I prefer crabs that are drenched with gravy.

Cheese Crab.
The same gravy used for the yee mee. Like i mentioned earlier, it did have the cheese taste but not too rich and creamy which is a good thing in this case. Not all the food with cheese must be rich and creamy to be delicious. Also, i love the way these crabs were drenched with gravy.

Claypot Creamy Butter Crab.
Ooooo... My favourite crab dish. The gravy was thicker than but not as much as the cheese gravy. It was a last minute order when few of us were still not satisfied with the crabs we had earlier even though already feeling very full. And since we had 6 dishes, we could have the third kilo of crab at cheaper price. Thus, why not? Oh well, we should have ordered this at the beginning when it could be even more "delicious" when everyone was hungry.

The bill came up to RM205 for the 8 of us. Looking at the variety of food we had, it was definitely worth it.

Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
No. 2-2A, Jalan Desa 1/3,
Desa Aman Puri, Kepong
52100 Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

*~ Macarooooons ~*

After weeks of nagging, i finally got the macaroons that i always wanted from one of the few places i know selling them. Babycakes Sweet Shoppe in The G City Hotel located at Jalan Tun Razak. But i went on the wrong day. It was Saturday - the end of the week - and there were only four out of eight leftover flavours from Friday. I wanted to try all the eight flavours badly.

If you are there, don't bother to mention Babycakes Sweet Shoppe or the unit number. No one will know. I did that the other day and none could tell me where was it until i mentioned "the florist." It's actually way easier to get there from the main entrance of the hotel. Just turn to your right the moment you go into the hotel using the main entrance. Then you will see a very small florist stand hidden at one corner.

It's quite empty on a Saturday.

The four out of eight flavours available: Green Tea and Strawberry at RM2.50 per piece, and Caramel and Black Sesame at RM2.20 per piece.

The taste of the strawberry macaroon was quite artificial except that right in the middle, there was a little bit of strawberry puree or jam that made it tasted a little bit better.

I am not a fan of green tea flavoured food. But i would give two thumbs up for this green tea macaroon. Unlike the strawberry macaroon, the taste was so pure and rich with green tea. The same went for the black sesame one.

However, i had made the wrong decision to eat the one with caramel and salted butter lastly. Out of the four flavours, i dislike that the most and bf actually frowned after taking the first bite. Perhaps, the both of us could not get used to the taste.

I will be back for the remaining flavours that i did not manage to try.

Macaroons from Babycakes Sweet Shoppe are delicious enough and the price is also very affordable. Waaaaay cheaper than Nathalie's Gourmet Studio at Solaris Dutamas that cost RM4.00 something per piece.

If you could not think of anything to be a gift, i would suggest macaroons from Babycakes Sweet Shoppe. The macaroons can be packaged in a nice black box with golden lining.

Babycakes Sweet Shoppe
The G City Club Hotel
G.02A Ground Floor
199, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur

Friday, July 16, 2010

~* 好好味 Fish Head Curry *~

At first, bf wanted to take me to a restaurant serving nice fish head curry in Setapak but it was not open. So, we went to Hou Mei Fish Head Curry Restaurant which was just nearby.

It was very nice to have something hot and spicy on a cold rainy day. This pot of fish head curry also had brinjal, ladyfinger, tau fu pok and pineapple in it. It was flavourful and not too spicy. I don't know how the pineapple helped in making the fish head curry delicious but bf and i loved eating the pineapple in the curry itself.

Salted Egg *i-don't-know-what* Bean.
Err... I don't know. I have forgotten what they call this bean in the menu but to me, it certainly tasted like French bean. But the restaurant does not call this as French bean. I don't really like this since i am not a fan of French bean.

Hakka Style Beancurd.
Nothing much to shout about. It was just fish paste mixed together with some other ingredients and topped on the soft beancurd. That's all. The gravy had some salted fish bits. Without the salted fish bits, the gravy itself did not have the salted fish taste at all.

Bf and i were very hungry on that day. Moreover, it was cold and still raining. That was why we ended up ordering three dishes - meat, vegetable and beancurd. But actually the fish head curry was enough to accommodate us. I did not know that the fish head curry would come with some vegetables too. Otherwise, i would cut down on the amount of dishes we ordered. After we finished our dinner, we got so full that we promised to ourselves that we will not order more than 3 dishes when it comes to this kind of dining concept. One meat and one vegetable or beancurd. But i always prefer beancurd over vegetable. But i also need the vegetable, right? Tough decision.

Hou Mei Fish Head Curry Restaurant
21, Jalan Bunga Kantan,
Taman P.Ramlee,
53000 Setapak,
Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

*~ Sanuki Udon @ Taman Bukit Desa ~*

I read about this place many months ago and initially, i had the urge to go. But later on, the urge just disappeared. Then it was bf who wanted to go there. Many bloggers had gone to this place before and subsequently wrote reviews on the food and prices. You can just type in the name and search for the address easily.

It was full house when mum, bf and i arrived. The place is very small and run by a Japanese man. This Japanese man really has nicely trimmed eyebrows and rippling muscles. We also noticed that there are quite a lot of Japanese customers in the restaurant.

Bf and i shared a bowl of Curry Udon which is the most expensive udon in the menu, RM7.00 with basic ingredients. And i added an egg which cost additional RM1.00.

We also shared a bowl of cold Dry Cha Cheong Style Udon (RM6.00). Mum had this too but her one was hot. All the udon in the menu can be served either hot or cold except for Curry Udon.

Sanuki Udon serves the udon in basic ingredients. However, you still can add your own topping(s). For example, we had kakiage (RM2.00 per piece). I love this big piece of deep fried onion and carrot shreds. I love the sweetness of the onion. But i love it even more when it is dipped into the soy sauce that gives a hint of saltiness.

Another topping we had was Karaage. RM3.00 for 3 small pieces of deep fried boneless chicken. It was piping hot! Err... Perhaps, the portion is small but considering the rest are very affordable, i still can bear with it.

Sigh... When reading back other bloggers' reviews, i realised there is another new outlet at Wisma Cosway. It's so much nearer than going to the outlet at Taman Bukit Desa. I will definitely visit Sanuki Udon again, whether at Taman Bukit Desa or Wisma Cosway.

Sanuki Udon
No.9, Jalan Bukit Desa 5
Taman Bukit Desa
Jalan Klang Lama
58100 Kuala Lumpur
( Closed on Mondays )

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

~* Dessert @ Ice Room *~

Okay... Let's go back to the post on the dinner i had at Wai Sik Kai, Pudu with mum and bf. After that we went to Ice Room at Taman Shamelin which is next to Pat Kin Pat Sun for dessert. Bf ordered the blueberry flavour. Meanwhile, mum and i shared the Mixed Tropical Fruits. The shaved ice was not sweet. Hence, when having it together with the syrup and topping, the dessert was not way too sweet. Anyway, it was not bad having the blueberry shaved ice with raisins. I quite love it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

*~ Final 3.6 Tea Time ~*

Wednesday was the last day for the 3.6 Tea Time promotion at Starhill. Initially i did not plan to go until i had a mystery guest who wanted to give it a try. I can't really reveal who was the mystery guest because this is just not the time yet. Anyway, we were at Shook! first when the tea time promotion started.

Deep-fried Seafood Fritters with Chili Dip.
Perhaps, i was too busy doing the talking and so i did not realise any seafood in it. To me, it tasted like the usual cucur. That's all!

Grilled Cumberland 8-inch Sausage with Mashed Potato and Onion Sauce.
The sausage was similar to the one i had at Fisherman's Cove, very juicy inside. Meanwhile the mashed potato had some cheesy taste in it. Now i know why some of my friends preferred the mashed potato over the sausage.

Banana Pancake with Maple Syrup and Baskin Robbins Ice-cream.
Nothing much about the taste except that it had banana bits in the pancake. Some people ordered this because of the ice-cream. The price for one scoop of the ice-cream was similar to the price of this item.

Spaghetti with Seafood Tomato Sauce.
My friend told me that anything with prawn would be nice. Hence, we ordered one of the items with prawns. True enough. This spaghetti was nice and the prawns were sweet and fresh.

We were there for less than 45 minutes and nothing much in the menu that could make us stay. Thus, we decided to go to another restaurant offering the same promotion. And i only had Pak Loh Chiu Chow left in my list. Pak Loh Chiu Chow is just located next to Fisherman's Cove and we could see many people were queuing for Fisherman's Cove.

Porridge served with Pan-fried Minced Pork with Salted Fish.
The portion was just very pathetic even though the the minced pork tasted quite delicious.

Fried Rice with Preserved Palm and Minced Pork.
Bahh... nothing to shout about.

Chiu Chow Dry Noodles with Slow-Braised Duck Fillet.
Presentation was unimpressive but it was actually very delicious. The best out of the three items we ordered at Pak Loh Chiu Chow.