Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Restoran BB

When talk about Connaught, most of the people will straight away mentioned bout the famous wednesday night market. But I just discovered recently from a friend that there's one more thing Connaught is actually famous for - Dim Sum street. And one of the favourite place of mine for Dim Sum is this Restoran BB. If you doesn't like to wait for long and would like to opt for a cleaner, nicer and comfortable place for dim sum, I'll recommend this place for you.

I still remember eating here would cost us a bomb due to the environment and also because of the dim sum here is mostly made of whole prawn meat. And that was last time, really long time ago. I didn't even realise when they have start the have the RM2.88 each dim sum promo thing...which sound so unbelievable

Let start with something plain - a bowl of porridge whereby you can choose to have Century Egg porridge or the Peanut porridge

The usual steamed dim sum fairly consist of nice looking "Har Gau" with a very transparent skin. "Siew Mai" is also one of our favourite. And the "Tri color seaweed dim sum" is something new...I just loved those place which still served their dim sum in the bamboo steamer, that's the way it so be served - traditionally

Some fried stuff - both of the right hand side got a lot of juicy prawns inside. While the yam puff where equally nice as well, fluffy crispy skin which is not overly oily.

Mini egg tart to end the meal. And for all these you'll only need to pay RM32.80 inlcuding a pot of Chinese tea. This also mean we have ordered for 10 items whereby each of it cost the same price RM2.88

Restoran BB
106, Jalan Cerdas,
Taman Connaught,
Cheras,
56000 Kuala Lumpur

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Car J Cafe

I'm sure those working around Masjik Jamek around won't miss out this place and I think it should be here for quite sometime. Because it was already there when I started to work at this area last year...To exact location is it was just right on the opposite road of the Famous Yong Tau Foo and also on the same row as Hong Ngek.

Cute name for a Cafe but let me tell you, this Cafe don't have anything to do with Car...not at all. We actually expect for something different. I mean there were some sort of fusion food, a nice place to hang out and also to treat YL...and I'm such a loser, this place actually served mainly 2 type of food, either Pan Mee/ Yee Mee or the Roasted Meat Rice...hahaha, so sorry YL for that...

Pan Mee which taste normal and not too bad...

Decent looking Char Siew with Roast Chicken...

Roast pork looks nice too...

I try the Roast Duck and I think this should be the breast meat...If you want to have the duck thigh, you need to pay more...

Food here were nothing really to shout about and our rice that day were a bit hard, but please bear in mind that this is office area... this is just another option for where to go for lunch in case you are bored with the few normal places that you go...

Pricing is still considered reasonable...From RM4.50 onwards for a main meal and RM0.50 onwards for drink...And of course, additional will be charged for extra rice/meat/mee

Went home today and saw something extra on the table...Someone eat McD and bought Coca Cola glass...He thought I like it, and men are forever like that, that will never understand woman...I do like to collect Coca-Cola but only Coca Cola can and nothing else.Still remember few years back that dad go and buy those Coca Cola key chain, magnet and clock for me...And of course, my mom is the best, she collect those Olympic Coca Cola can for me last year...Talking bout the difference between Men vs Woman...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Restoran City Star

Received Michelle SMS while I'm in my office on the 2nd day of Raya. Yupe, I'm working on Raya. It's been countless experience working on Public Holiday since I've joined this company...she asking me wanna watch movie with her, so there we go...right after work and straight to Tropicana City Mall to watch "Where got Ghost" @ 7pm show...funny movie with really good life value lesson...

After movie, we were REALLY hungry...and shops there were starting to close...thinking bout somewhere near, we went to Restoran City Star which we have not went for some time...

Lots of vege and gravy "Wat Tan Hor" or Cantonese Keoy Teow...perhaps we were super hungy that time, we think it's very delicious, hahaha...

Guess that you have see what's on the menu just now...And that's also what's this place is famous for...Crab Crab!! and this is the crab that we get. Cooked butter milk style...but gravy wasn't really enough...

Since we have ordered 2 fried bread, we have requested for more gravy...and there were kind enough to provide us with one more bowl of gravy... plus point...

If you like crab too, this place should be worth for a try.

Restoran City Star
No 8-10, Jalan BM1/2,
Taman Bukit Mayang Emas,
47301 PJ, Selangor
Tel: 03-7806-2168

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Makan makan during Raya...

Well, it's a makan session during the long raya season which is not any malay's house but at grandma house...sometimes it's so good when you have a holiday which is jointly together with the weekends so you have a longer rest. I think because of that my aunts has organize this makan makan session for us...

One good thing bout my family members is all of them like food as I do esp good food...and most of them have been and some still in the food industry...so whenever I'm invited for all these makan makan, I'm surely won't get disappointed with it!

And this time theme is western food:green green broccoli, stir fried onions, potato salad with orange skin and buttered corn.

Meat: Chicken, Beef or Pork chop which is well marinated, it's tasty enough that you don't even need any gravy to go with it...or if you like, you can try to have the pork chop with some sweet and sour orange sauce?

No rice for that day...so the spaghetti have substitute the rice...

Ahhh!! such a satisfying meal... looks delicious to you too?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Shilin Taiwan Streets Snacks

Previously, it's the Hongkie style kopitiam which apparently make a big influence to our M'sia eating scene here...And now I think it's the Taiwan trend which is slowly starting to become more and more popular. And the most remarkably seen is this small little kiosk which is mushrooming at major shopping malls - Shilin Taiwan Streets Snacks. The food sold here is mainly some of the most popular snacks you can find from the alleys of Taiwan's night markets. So if you haven't getting any chances to go Taiwan yet, you can drop by here to taste some of it first...

Limited drink choice. Its either Mineral Water or Soya Bean drink which we choose to have...

One of the must try is this XXL Crispy Chicken.

Similiar to our pasar malam' version of Bob chicken, but I think this is a lot better. It was super huge and what you are seeing here is only 2/3 of our chicken, there one more bigger piece in the paper bag...you can choose to have some chili powder sprinkle on it if you prefer it spicier. No, for the sake of the two kid, we didn't...

While this is my favourite - Oyster Mee Sua. Mee Sua cooks in a big pot of thick sticky broth...served with some shreeded chicken, coriander leaves and also 2 succulent oyster. With a dash of black vinegar, its kinda eating the shark fin, hmmm, slurrpy...

The Crispy Floss Egg Crepe...Chicken floss wrapped in egg crepe. And some sweet sauce were poured on top it to make it not too dry...

Seafood tempura...taste more like keropok lekor from our pasar malam..Just that it's more chewy and lessen the fish smell...more like eating a very very chewy fishcake...

Overall, this is the place if you are looking some budget saving meal...And you can find it at almost most of the major shopping mall in KL. Some of the the place which I spoted it is at the Pavillion, The Gardens, Sunway Pyraming, One Utama, Tropica City Mall...

There is also one new item which Fries with Plum sauce which I didn't try and you know? it's halal...so one more place for our muslim friends...Hmm, more and more of my friend is going Taiwan soon which make me wanna go too...and it just come across my mind that day about hubby's taiwanese friend which is living in KL but used to go back Taiwan. His wife has offered us to go back together with them so that they will show us around the city...Hmm, perhaps I should plan my trip with them. It's always good to have someone familiar there...Taiwan! Wait for me, I'm coming...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pasta de Gohan

Looking for a place for dinner during this fasting month is a real headache. First, we plan to go Ole ole Bali but it was fully seated. Frankly, I'm not really that familiar with Sunway Pyramid and both of us were kinda hungry that time, eventually we end up with Pasta de Gohan. Have heard quite alot of this place which is by Pasta de Waraku from Singapore. And the one in Sunway Pyramid here is currently the only branch in Malaysia. This restaurant is famous for its fusion style of Japanese and Italian cooking of Pasta's and Pizza's...

Choosing of what to eat was kinda easy as there is picture of each of the food and beverage on the menu..Still could not make up mind? Take a look around you, there's rows of plastic pasta for you to choose. If I'm not mistaken there is 72 types of pasta here...spaghetti or fettucini? there's a few of different type of sauces for you to choose as well, tomato, creamy or wafu? vegetarian pasta? there even have cold pasta here...seriously, you'll be spoilt with choices...

Both of us, always being the greedy one and wanted to try out more have choose for the RM36.80 set. I go for the Pasta and Pizza set while she go for the Pasta and Gratin set...Both of this set come together with one healthy salad and also creamy soup...nope, drinks were not included in the set...

Very very thick and creamy corn soup...

We can only choose for our Pasta from the selection list. While for the pizza and gratin, it's depends on what the chef gives us to eat...

This is my mini pizza which I don't really what it is, but it somehow looks like a ham/bacon with tomato pizza...very thin, light and crsipy...

From the looks, you'll aready can guess that this is a prawn gratin...4 very big succulent prawns on top of it. Creamy and chessy...

For the pasta, this is the Cod roe with wafu sauce...which is a simple looking pasta dish, top with seaweed flakes...

While this is Carbonara Waraku style, topped with generous serving of bacon and egg yolk...slurpyyy

Overall, the pasta serving were quite huge and fulfilling which leave us with no more space for the dessert...Quite and enjoyable place to have dinner together with bunch of friends...But for the price, it's a lil on the pricy side compare to Pasta Zanmai. Worth for a try! Once a while, there's some on going promotion, so before you pay this place for visit, remember to check out their website first http://www.pastadegohan.com/

Pasta de Gohan
Unit No. LG2.126A
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (new wing)
3, Jalan PJS 11/15Bandar Sunway
Petaling Jaya
Tel No: 03 - 5621 8166

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Tan Coffee Shop

A glance at this place, you'll be thinking it's just look like a normal kopitiam. Am I right? That's what I'm thinking everytime I passes by while I'm on my way. home..Don't be fooled by it as it's actually not. It's just sort of like a hidden gem...I guess it's because of the plain looks of the signboard...As for me, I have never thought to try it until one day...my mom shows me some chinese newspaper cutting featuring food(yea, she know I likes food)

The smoking area at the front, wonder why the put two stick of plant in water at each table? better ventilation?or the plant will absorb the smoke? haha... or it's merely for decorative purpose, I think I just think too much...

Cute decorative item...where the heck they get the antique fan?Instead of fortune cat, I think this wooden cat can give the same effect though...

Feeling at home...

The menu

Drink called Doraemon - only found out when the drink arrived, the only things in common with Doraemon it's the colour - and it's a super sour drink...

It's evening that time, so we just ordered for some light snack. Fried Dumpling, an all time favourite. Light, crispy and not oily. Sort of like eating a ballon filled dumpling - as there have very less meat in the middle and it's looks fat because of the air filled in the center. But I like it...perhaps because it's light as I say...

Stewed meat with mantou, served with delicious thick gravy for you to eat together with the soft fluffy mantou...simply awesome

Hubby were attracted by the picture of the Char Siew on their menu. And it was written as home made. He says it was indeed delicious but as for me I'm a fan of Siew Yook, so no comment from me on this ...yea, me and hubby taste are always the opposite and the weirdiest thing is this 2 people from the 2 different world can get together...

Star of the day which I don't think you can find this anywhere else. Ginger Chicken chop with Spinach Mee...sound special huh...I'm don't really like ginger but this taste so yummy...there's actually aren't any taste of ginger at all...and the marinated chicken chop were so crispy. Served with spinach mee, it's really something new to me...

And lastly, do you all know that the table where all these food were placed on is actually a big drum which is used for the lion dance? They have put a big round glass on it so it's looks like a round table...

A Tan Coffee Shop
125, Jalan Sarjana
Taman Connaught
56000 Kuala Lumpur

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tempt-a-tempT

Tempt-a-tempT or in Chinese it's know as "Tan-yat-tan". Eventhough it's located a little further down from the busy road of Taman Segar, one still won't miss this place thanks to the brighly red colour of their restaurant signboard. As usual, it's weekend the day where are not just lazy to cook but also lazy to think of what to eat. We just got into car and hubby just found a parking which is right in front of this shop.

Nice interior...

Comfy place...

Red colour menu. The wet tissue which cost RM0.80. Nope, money wasn't the issue but they charge us for 4 but they are actually only 2. Mine fault, didn't check the bill

For the kids. Just love those place that standby those eating untensil for the kids. And this is from IKEA, all made from soft rubber, even it's fall it's wont interrupt the person next table.

Drinks from left: Iced Ribena & Longan RM3.50
In the Middle: Iced Blue Ocean RM3.50
On the right: White Coffee RM3.50

Starter - Century Egg with Ginger and Vinegar RM4.00. Normally I'll just eat it plain which brough from the Lok Lok store. But at here with the way they prepare, I found the century egg taste alot better. The sesame oil and also sesame blends well with the century egg...make it more flavorful to eat...

Chef recommended - XO Loh Mee RM10. It's a lil bit pricy but it's so delicious. I wonder is it because of the XO sauce? There also some very crunchy prawns and abalone slices in the mee. Jojo and Joey wipe it clean. Highly recommended!!

As for us, we have ordered some dishes to eat with together with rice.

Creamy Buttered Japanese Escargot RM15. Generous serving of chewy escargot cooked together with butter milk...nice~

Ying Yong Kai Lan RM12. The first time I taste this dish were long time ago and that's why I have ordered for it. Just love the crunchiness of the shreeded kai lan leaves but why must it be Kai Lan? Can't it be other vege? Spinach? or Sawi...

And lastly, Tofu with Enoki Mushroom RM10. Actually this should be come first because hubby must eat his rice with some gravy. He just can't eat his rice if its too dry. So you can expect him mumbling thru the meal, why there is no gravy and are we being vegetarian today? where's the meat??? Oppss..when I told you the dishes that I ordered and you say it's fine. And now...

Overall, we enjoy the dishes here and will surely recommened it to friends. There is also having some promotions. I guess the next time I'm here, I definetly try out the roasted meat which looks so tempting. Check out this place:

Tempt-a-tempT BBQ
No: 24 Ground Floor
Jalan Manis 3 Taman Segar,
Cheras 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-9132 0229

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