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Roasted Turkey @ Victoria Station

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Turkeys are traditionally eaten as the main course of Christmas feasts in much of the world (stuffed turkey), as well as Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada, though this tradition has its origins in modern times, rather than colonial as is often supposed. Before the 20th century, pork ribs were the most common food on the holiday, as the animals were usually slaughtered in November. Turkeys were once so abundant in the wild that they were eaten throughout the year, the food considered commonplace, whereas pork ribs were rarely available outside of the Thanksgiving-New Year season. It has also displaced, to a certain extent, the traditional Christmas roast goose or beef of the United Kingdom and Europe. While eating turkey was once mainly restricted to special occasions such as these, turkey is now eaten year-round and forms a regular part of many diets
Turkeys are usually baked or roasted in an oven for several hours, often while the cook prepares the remainder of the meal. Here, the Victoria Station’s turkey is brined before roasting to enhance flavor and moisture content. This is necessary because the dark meat requires a higher temperature to denature all of the myoglobin pigment than the white meat (very low in myoglobin), so that fully cooking the dark meat tends to dry out the breast. Brining makes it possible to fully cook the dark meat without drying the breast meat. Turkeys are sometimes decorated with turkey frills prior to serving.
Victoria Station package turkey comes with chickens sausages, parsley potatoes, fresh garden salad, roast sauce, cranberry sauce and French dressing. The turkey is tasty and roasted quite well (roasted in traditional way). Meat is tender and not dry. Overall is good.

Food Review

Food Type: Western (Halal)
Address: Available only during Christmas at any Victoria Station branches
Tel: +6012-212 9972
Price: Average: RM260 per bird
Operating Hours: Available during Christmas

Taste Rating: 8.5/10
Ambiance Rating: Nil
Service Rating: Nil
Value Rating: 6/10

Overall Rating: 7.3/10


Lam Mee Ya @ 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lam Mee……. is long yellow rice noodles cooked in rich gravy made from the stock of prawns and chicken. It is always served at birthdays to wish the birthday boy or girl a long life, and is also known as birthday noodles.
In 1 Utama, opened a restaurant specialize on Lam Mee only. The restaurant called Lam Mee Ya. Its located opposite Kluang Station, and right beside Bread Story. Once you go into the restaurant, you can see the entire menu feature on their wall. One of the walls, showing a picture of original Lam Mee and enlighten patrons that this is what you are getting if you order their Lam Mee.
The picture below is the real deal. Basically, what the picture (above) compare it (below). You are getting the original Lam Mee and more or less the exact portion. As said above, the gravy is the main factor in this dish and it is very nice and tasty. Of course, you can opt for other types of noodles like mee hoon, thin noodle, thick noodle and kuey teow.
Ala-carte lam mee is RM8.80 per bowl (which is a bit expensive compare to others) and they also offer set menu which comes with a soya bean drink and a piece of fried fu chuk and 2 pieces of meat ball. The fried foo cheak is very delicious and meat balls is great.
Next, is the Chicken Kuey Teow Soup. The soup is amazing, they done a pretty good job in making sure the soup is very. Just hope that they maintain their quality in the future.
Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: LG 333A, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7727 4877
Price: Average RM8.80-12.80 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily

Taste Rating: 9.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 7.5/10
Service Rating: 6/10
Value Rating: 6/10

Overall Rating: 7.3/10


Bangkok Wasabe @ Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Monday, December 14, 2009

Even though economy is bad, it seems that more and more people are venturing into food and beverage industry. Looking at Dataran Sunway, you should see something new (restaurants/cafes) every other week such as this Bangkok Wasabe. They offer lavish Thai gourmet in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Every dish is served with exquisite crockery and fine cutlery made with tradition in mind.
Crunchy Thai Spring Rolls, Yummy….. crispy, freshly fried and hot. Best eaten with sweet Thai chili sauce.
Deep Fried Beancurd in Claypot. It is cooked in a Thai style and I find it nothing special to shout over this dish. Pretty normal but tasted alright.
Another vegetable dish is the Stir Fried Baby Kailan with Salted Fish. Also another average dish. But luckily, not very salted.
Next, the Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts. The chicken is deep fried first then stir fried it together with the cashew nuts. They put some dried chilies, so the overall dish is a bit hot and tasty.
Green Curry Chicken, The portion is pretty generous though - lots of chunks of chicken and vegetables. Just nice for 2 people to share…… the gravy is very delicious and great with white rice. However, it’s a bit too hot for a patron that can’t stand spiciness.
Deep Fried Garoupa topped with Sweet & Sour Sauce. The fish itself is already taste good; the fish is crunchy and succulent. Sauce is also good as they used many pineapple cubes to create the sourness to the dish. Nice!
Here, it is a friendly and humble little restaurant. Overall, they serve a numbers of mouth-watering Thai foods not only to the locals, but also thai food lovers outside Petaling Jaya.

Food Review

Food Type: Thai (Halal)
Address: No. 16-1, Jalan PJU 5/15, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +603-6156 7078
Price: Average: RM25 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily

Taste Rating: 8.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 8.5/10
Service Rating: 7/10
Value Rating: 6.5/10

Overall Rating: 7.6/10


Homemade : Chocolate Banana Cake By Vivian

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Over the years I have made many cakes: cheese cake, mocha walnut cake, champagne cupcake. . . but he pronounced the last one as the best — Chocolate Banana Cake. So every year for his birthday, I will make only this for him. Every time he eat this cake, sure finger licking good.. :P

Food Review by "CEO of QC Food & Beverages - Mart"

Food Type: Cake
Address: Not given
Tel: Not given
Price: FREE for me~!
Operating Hours: When I want to eat...LOL

Taste Rating: 10/10
Ambiance Rating: Not Rated
Service Rating: 10/10
Value Rating: 10/10

Overall Rating: Too Damn Good To Rate. Number's Dont Give Justice To This Cake..LOL


Jun Kee Restaurant @ Taman Midah, Cheras

Thursday, December 10, 2009

One nice Chinese Restaurant (or rather small chain restaurant) to recommend in Cheras. Jun Kee Restaurant served a variety of seafood and Chinese cuisine. It is located at Taman Midah. Jun Kee, a restaurant that started humbly as a "tai chow" restaurant that serves up your usual fish, chicken, pork and vegetables dishes and of course the compulsory crabs such as your fried noodles and rice. As they are expanding quite rapidly, so fast that many patrons faced with plenty of consistency problems such as long waiting time and a drop in quality when it is crowded.

Firstly, the “Wa Tan Hor”. The overall taste is good and the chef use the right amount of corn starch and egg mixture and end-result, delicious. And most of all, they give generous amount of seafood like prawns and squids.
Then Stir Fried French Bean with Chinese Mushroom. The mushroom texture is just nice (not hard, luckily). Using much garlic, the dish is quite aroma but not overwhelming.
Another Vegetable dish is the Stir Fried Broccoli with scallops. Scallops is great (tasty) and broccoli is also yummy. Nice!
Freshly Steamed Garoupa, a nice yummy dish without much needed cooking skill here. But the chef did a good job in term of timing which the fish is not overcooked and nice texture.
Yet again, you can’t do wrong with pork trotter here. This is a excellent dish that done perfectly with a slightly sweet and spicy sauce. The skin was beyond crispy and the meat is tender and juicy in the inside. Patrons wouldn’t have no problem tearing out the fingers/toes to lick it all up. Thumbs up…..
Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: No. 31, 33, 35, Jalan Midah 3, Taman Midah, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-9133 5142/9133 2944
Price: Average: RM25-30 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (12pm-3pm, 5.30pm-11.30pm)

Taste Rating: 8.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 7/10
Service Rating: 7/10
Value Rating: 8/10

Overall Rating: 7.6/10


Pizza San Francisco Restaurant @ Jalan Pelapik, Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pizza San Francisco is a chain restaurant and they have about 4 branches around Klang Valley as todate. For this post, this restaurant is located in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam which is the newest one. What's so eye catching about this place is that they have this huge banner that they put up every month. Showing off their offer of the month. Like maybe Fish and Chips for only RM8.90 or etc. As for this month, they are offering Beef Steak at RM12.90 only.
Talking about their steak, they are using local beef. They grilled the beef in Black pepper sauce which is alright. Texture wise is tender but not that great if you compare with Australian Beef. Taste wise is quite average, it’s all about black pepper. It has totally covered the origin taste of the beef.

Next, the Chicken Finger for starter course. Using chicken breast, cover with egg and bread crumbs and then deep fried. It’s crunchy and taste ok with tartar sauce.
Linguini Salmon, tops with cream sauce and herbs. The taste is good but not that great yet. Portion wise is small. And salmon is not that fresh.
Carbonara, spaghetti tops with cream sauce comes with mushrooms, olives and chicken salami. The dish is about the same as the above Linguini Salmon. Nothing to comment further.
Overall, here they serve vast variety of steaks to pizza to pasta. For patrons that looking for some affordable western Italian food, then you should come and try it. That’s all.

Food Review

Food Type: Western (Halal)
Address: No. 1, Jalan Pelapik, B U8/B, Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7846 6689
Price: Average RM20 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily

Taste Rating: 5/10
Ambiance Rating: 7/10
Service Rating: 6.5/10
Value Rating: 9/10

Overall Rating: 6.9/10


Homemade : Yam Layer Cake By Vivian

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tomorrow is my hubby's cousin sister's birthday & she requested my mother-in-law to make yam layer cake, which I assisted to make this delicious cake. Still remember the first time when I tried yam layer cake, it was during my high school year when my teacher made it for me. I totally fall in love ever since I first tried it. Everytime I make this delicious cake, it brings back sweet memories. Too bad my dear hubby do not know to appreciate this cake, but... I do believe many people will like this cake. =D

Food Review

Food Type: Cake
Address: Not given
Tel: Not given
Price: Not given
Operating Hours: Upon Request.. LOL

Taste Rating: 8/10
Ambiance Rating: Not Rated
Service Rating: 10/10
Value Rating: 8/10

Overall Rating: Hrm.. Yummy cake.. :P


Homemade : Cranberry CheeseCake By Vivian

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Have you guys ever tried cranberry cheesecake before? Have you tried similar something like mine? Cranberry cheesecake is a very appetizing dessert. Once you take the first bite, you would want more and more. Hrm.... Yummy Yummy =D

What makes cranberry so special is, it helps to prevent kidney stones, cancer and cardiovascular disease. My version of cranberry cheesecake is made from a mixture of cranberry & cheese, while the bottom crust is made from digestive biscuits.

Food Review by "CEO of QC Food & Beverages - Mart"

Food Type: Western Dessert
Address: Not given
Tel: Not given
Price: Ok la.
Operating Hours: Anytime since so kacang putih to make LOL.

Taste Rating: 8/10
Ambiance Rating: Not Rated
Service Rating: 10/10
Value Rating: 8/10



Extra Super Tanker Restaurant @ Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya

Started since 2004, for a restaurant that is located in the suburbs, you’ll be surprised to see how crowded on week nights. Extra Super Tanker Restaurant is well known for its authenticate Seafood dishes and Chinese cuisine. Besides that, it has spacious car park field and dining hall. The restaurant can fit a capacity of 250 pax with 3 private rooms.
The head of chef, who is also the owner of the restaurant (it is believed that the owner was the head chef to Overseas Restaurant and then when he got enough money, he resigned and opened this restaurant), always ensures that the food is prepared in its best.

As many patrons would know, Overseas Restaurant was quite famous for its Siew Mei, especially Char Siew. And of course, one of the must try dish here is the Char Siew. Char Siew is well roasted with Honey glaze and not much of fats. Overall it is a tasty dish.
Then the Homemade Tofu (Fried) tops with stir-fried minced pork with chili and dried prawn. The minced pork is great, and blends quite well with tofu. Excellent!
Stir-Fried Kai Lan with fried dried prawns, onions and garlic on top. The Kai Lan is nice but its abit too dry to swallow.
Next, the sweet and sour chicken with dried squids. The chicken is deep fried before marinated with spices and fermented tofu. It’s very good actually. The combination of the sweetness and sourness give this chicken a bit of edge in taste.
Steamed Giant Garoupa Fish, the fish itself is already fresh. With a simple use of soya sauce then steamed and pours some boiled oil, this fish is delicious.
Nevertheless, if you are looking for something new and fresh with reasonable price (if you compare with Overseas Restaurant, Tai Thong and etc), you should go try Extra Super Tanker Restaurant at Damansara Kim and another branch at The Club, Bandar Utama. By the way, this post is to dedicate to a couple that are going to marry this weekend. Cheers and congratulations.

Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: No. 48, SS20/10, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-7726 7768
Price: Average RM35 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily

Taste Rating: 8/10
Ambiance Rating: 8/10
Service Rating: 8/10
Value Rating: 8.5/10

Overall Rating: 8.1/10


Homemade : Sticky Date Pudding By Vivian

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sticky Date Pudding is one of the favourite Australian pudding especially in the Southern climates in the winter months and its also our favourite pudding ever since we tried it locally. Hence, I decided that since we all love it so much (especially my husband who hates pudding but likes this one so much), i went and search for the ultimate recipe, LOL

Ta~da.....Here's the recipe i found and it tastes as good to some & better to others. Oh yah, you need to serve it with "better quality" ice-cream to enjoy it more =D

Food Review by "CEO of QC Food & Beverages - Mart"

Food Type: Western Dessert
Address: Not given
Tel: Not given
Price: Price~less..LOL (You cant value something this GOOD!)
Operating Hours: Whenever she feels like making it..LOL

Taste Rating: 10.1/10
Ambiance Rating: Not Rated
Service Rating: 11/10
Value Rating: 100/10

Overall Rating: Exceeding Ratings..LOL


Buonasera Restaurant @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

Friday, November 27, 2009

Looking for some good food in SS2 is pretty damn easy, there are many Kopitiams, cafes, restaurants and food stalls to choose from. If you are in for Italian food, you should pay a visit to Buonasera Restaurant. Chef Enzo (An Italian Chef, nice guy) who is in charge of the kitchen/restaurant and locate next to the biggest duck in SS2.
Buonasera has modest décor, bright lighting and different music (Lionel Ritchie and a collection of the greatest love songs from the 80s is not something you expect to hear in an Italian restaurant) greets you as you enter it.

For starter, tried the Buonasera’s Caesar Salad with parmesan cheese, egg and pork bacon. Looking at the picture below, it’s quite good (vege is fresh and toast garlic bread is crunchy) actually with generous amount of bacon and parmesan cheese…. Yum yum…P1020040
Next, the Linguine Sakura Pork Pasta…. The Pork is grilled perfectly and using pomodori sauce, roasted capsicum, onions, garlic and add some wine to the pasta, it tastes so nice. Furthermore, a bit of about pomodori sauce. It is a lot like the marinara sauce only it's thicker, but still liquidly. It feels a lot like minced tomatoes in your mouth rather than the chunks you get with marinara sauce. It's cooked a little longer so it's darker in color but not much. Marinara is made from canned tomatoes, pomodoro is made freshly.
The Breaded Pork Chop served with garlic sauce, rocket salad & rosemary potatoes. This dish is a must try. Deep fried breaded pork chop is so tender and juicy. The combination with the garlic sauce is so good. Go try it! Oh ya, additional info, this dish is not part of their regular menu. Chef Enzo likes to change the special menu on a daily basis.
Then the Sakura Pork Rib, its ribs marinated with Chef Enzo’s special sauce (maybe some sugar, salt, garlic powder, pepper, Italian herbs and some wine) and served with mash potato and leaf salad. Again, this is another must try dish…….hahahaha
The Sakura Roast Pork, this is roast pork in Italian style garnished with Chef Enzo’s special sauce again. Comes with leaf salad, rosemary potato and mushroom jus. The pork is alright but a bit on the dry side.
The Capriciosa Pizza with tomato, ham, egg, pepperoni, mushroom & mozzarella is a good pizza. It's always a delight to see that the topping fully covers the pizza when it arrives and that's certainly the case here. YUMMMMMM….
The Rosemary Chicken, its oven roasted chicken served with salad, rosemary potato & mushroom jus. Sad to note that it’s not that good actually. It’s dry but the chicken is tender.
Dessert of the day was Buonasera Lemon Tart served with lemon sorbet. The tart is tasty and crunchy, but they served it cold. It would be better if they serve it hot. Oh, the lemon sorbet is great too.
Last but not least, the sticky date pudding, served with an addictively good butterscotch sauce. Beware, this is not a dessert for dieters. It’s a sinful dish, you couldn’t stop digging into the pudding.
Conclusion, with only some minor quirks here and there, Buonasera is still a decent place to go for some authentic home cooked Italian food. The pork dishes fare better than other western restaurants and the desserts are to die for.

Food Review

Food Type: Western, Italian (Non-Halal)
Address: No. 42, Jalan SS2/66, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7877 8586
Price: Average RM30-35 per pax
Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday (11am-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm), Sunday (9.30am-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm)

Taste Rating: 9/10
Ambiance Rating: 8.5/10
Service Rating: 9.5/10
Value Rating: 7/10

Overall Rating: 8.5/10


Soon Lei Restaurant (Kedai Makanan dan Minuman) @ Taman Kuchai Jaya, Kuala Lumpur

Sunday, November 22, 2009

In Taman Kuchai Jaya, many patrons know that here is famous for one thing and that’s Fish Head Noodle. There are 2 restaurants which are quite famous for it, Goon Wah and Soon Lei. This post is about Soon Lei.
Even before the dish is placed on table, patrons could smell the aroma of the wine simmering in the bowl of seafood broth. Inside were thick chunks of fried fish head, preserved vegetables, tomatoes and yam. Fleshy fried fish pieces were aplenty as well. Yummy…
The following dish is the stir-fried potato noodle; they use mashed potato and mix together with flour (very interesting way to use this matter). Using this sort of noodle, the chef fried with minced pork meat and dried fungus. Result, quite tasty lar….
One of the better dishes is the stir fried noodles with pumpkin and salted egg yolk. It’s never easy to cook tung fun for they stick together easily, given their starchiness. A strange combination, no doubt, and perhaps the generous portion of pumpkin is bit too much, and perhaps less is more, but still very good…
Another one of their best dishes is stir-fried mee sua, the overall taste is slightly bland, as compared to their other dishes. But this dish comes with generous amount of ingredients like scrambled eggs, prawns, scallion and pork.
Then this normal Cantonese Stir Fried Hor Fun, taste wise is quite standard (normal lar) but if you refer to the picture below, they are very generous with the ingredients, plenty of vegetables and prawns.
Saving for the best is deep fried chicken wings marinated with Guinness Stout (have to marinated for over night). The taste is very sweet and you can smell the aroma of the Stout which gives tenderness to the chicken wings. Delicious!
Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: G7, Blok KP1, Jalan 3/115C, Taman Kuchai Jaya, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +6016-608 7282
Price: Average RM13 per pax
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday (8am-4.30pm), Closed on Sunday

Taste Rating: 7.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 5/10
Service Rating: 6.5/10
Value Rating: 8.5/10

Overall Rating: 6.9/10



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