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Marché Restaurant @ The Curve, Petaling Jaya

Saturday, January 31, 2009

At the Curve, patrons can visit Marché which is a totally fresh concept in dining pioneered by Mővenpick in Europe 1983. Marché (pronounced ‘Mar-Shay’) is an extravaganza – a hive of culinary and market activity where the only constant is change. It abounds with color from the mountains of produce, baked goods, meats, fish, pastries, fruits and other foods.
Their décor concept is mainly focus on colorful tiles, flagstone flooring, bright awnings and ceiling hangings, barrels, baskets and wagons create the flavor of a bustling European market.
Marché opens its doors every day at 11.00am and virtually everything you see in the restaurant are raw foods, prepared foods and ingredients are freshly pick. All breads and pastries are fresh baked continuously. Wherever possible, produce, meats and seafood are fresh from the market. Pasta/steak is prepared right in front of your eyes.
Before entering, patron will be given a “Market Passport”. This passport is required when patron need selected their food then stamped and later settled with the cashier as they leave the restaurant. Remember not to lost it, or else you will receive a RM200 penalty, which will then be donated to a charity of your choice. So patron can wander around different market stands and freely select whatever food that appeals to them. You get to see for yourself the freshness and quality of the produce; smell what’s baking in the ovens; hear the food sizzling; and watch the food being prepared right in front of your eyes, fresh from the “market”.
Service wise, the Marché employees are very friendly and very helpful. They’ll constantly change patrons’ plate right after they have finished their food.

At the juice stand, patrons can choose any fruits they desire (fruits are fresh and nice).
The Lamb Shank, this dish is quite good. The meat is very tender and cooks with herbs and spices, even the gravy is so tasty without the lamb shank.
Next, the Rosti. It is a national dish for Switzerland. Rosti is a traditional Swiss dish made of freshly grated potatoes, pan fried until golden brown (oklar).
The Chicken Fusilli Paste with Cream Sauce/Tomota Sauce. Both pasta is tangy and patrons who love pasta, Marché would not disappoint you.
For steak stand, the grill chicken steak, grill lamb steak and the grill beef sausage. No doubt each dish is very fresh. But the sauce/gravy is got a lot more to improve.
They also serve vegetable tempura (it’s another oklar dish). And the Chicken Salad is not bad too.
As for dessert, since it is operated by Mővenpick, patrons should try their ice-cream. There is no complain…..mmmm, Nice! And for the Brownie, the cake is quite dry but taste wise is ok.
Overall, the key to the Marché concepts is the collection of market tables and stations where daily specials are prepared and cooked. Its fun to discuss techniques and recipes with the chef’s and you can actually buy raw ingredients and others to take home with you if you wish. (After all, Marché is a market too!).

Food Review

Food Type: Western (Halal)
Address: Lot G87, Ground Floor, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Price: Average RM35 per pax
Tel: +603-7727 8461
Operating Hours: Daily (11am-11pm)

Taste Rating: 8/10
Ambiance Rating: 9.5/10
Service Rating: 7/10
Value Rating: 6.5/10

Overall Rating: 7.8/10


(Chicken Rice) Nam Heong Restaurant @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

Monday, January 26, 2009

Most reputable restaurant serving Hainanese Chicken Rice in Chinatown a.k.a Petaling Street. They are now franchised restaurant all over the town and one of the branches is located in SS2. The very essence of Nam Heong is a traditional, age-old recipe for chicken rice since 1938. Most recently,
Nam Heong believes that it is a must to forefront of meeting customer needs, and they are stepping into an exciting new era that offers a fresh outlook and uncompromising standards steeped in an excellent service, innovative dishes and a cool distinctive environment. Nam Heong has undergone a refurbishment. Since its takeover by Wong Nam Loong, the Nam Heong outlets have been brightened up with a contemporary décor and a strong emphasis on hygiene.
So what is the secret of Nam Heong’s fine chicken rice? At Nam Heong, their chickens come from Bukit Mertajam which is famous for its chickens. All their chicken are slaughtered at 3am and sent to each outlet. So, patrons are actually tasting a very fresh stock and not frozen. With that, their great tasting chicken is boiled to tender perfection and renowned for its succulent chicken and aromatic flavor.
In addition, Nam Heong also offers a wide repertoire of dishes, which include Roast Chicken, BBQ Pork, Crispy Roast Pork (taste so good and very crispy), Healthy Herbal Soups and the ever popular Asam fish.
Be sure to try their chicken rice, as it’s quite unlike the usual fare and very tasty. Nam Heong serves a variety of good food at reasonable prices. Somemore, their Chili and Ginger sauce. To many patrons, it’s a classic sauce and not many restaurants make them better than the way they do it.
Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: No.14, Jalan SS2/66, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Price: Average RM9 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (10am-late afternoon)

Taste Rating: 8.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 7.5/10
Service Rating: 7/10
Value Rating: 8/10

Overall Rating: 7.8/10


Tappers Café @ Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tappers Café is located in the Jaya One along the Jalan University. Tappers offers a simple, yet classic colonial snack dishes such as Chicken Pie, Heinz Baked Beans and etc. Furthermore, the menu is simple with variety of choices. They have Banger and Mash, Nasi Rendang Kambing (Rendang style lamb with rice), Hainanese Fried Mee, Western breakfasts, and many more.
The café sets in modern comfortable surroundings it which has a relaxed feel about it. Interior is nice with white color as their main theme and provide a soothing atmosphere for patrons to enjoy their food & drinks while listening to some relaxing sentimental music.
The Tappers recommended dish is the Tappers Chicken Chop. Its northern Hainanese-style chicken chops served with potatoes, peas and toast. The chef uses the egg to wrap and pan-fried it. It smells very good with crispy outer layer but taste wise is bit bland, after a few mouthfuls, you would require chili sauce to add the taste. Moreover, they should name this dish the Tappers Chicken Breast because patron will realize that chicken breast is being used rather than the usual chicken drumstick (quite disappointed).
The Teh Ping is alright though.
In conclusion, it’s quite a nice place to have “Yam Cha” session with friends and family and in additional, many patrons will find that the pricy is quite reasonable.

Food Review

Food Type: Malaysian, Western and Chinese (Pork-Free)
Address: No. 5-G, Block D, Jaya One, No.72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7958 3198
Price: Average RM12 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (10am-10pm)

Taste Rating: 5.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 8/10
Service Rating: 7/10
Value Rating: 8.5/10

Overall Rating: 7.3/10


Fishball Noodle @ Jln Tuanku Antah, Seremban

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fishballs are a commonly cooked food in Southern China and Overseas Chinese communities. As the name suggests, the ball is made of fish meat that has been finely pulverized. Gourmet fish balls are pulverized by hand. Fish balls are a type of food product made from surimi.
Most people may not know about this fact, but the Seremban most famous Fishball Noodles is located at Jalan Tuanku Antah, about 2km away from Seremban KTM Station and 3-4km away from Seremban General Hospital. This stall occupied a building just next to Proton Showroom and BHP Petrol Station.
They have established for around late 90s and many Datos, Tan Sris, VIPs and many more come here to enjoy a nice fishball noodle soup or the dry version. The soup is cook with fish heads and bones. It is really nice and does not contain any MSG. Each serving comes with 6 types of Fishball (refer to picture below), one wrapped in bean curd skin, a piece of “Yong Tau Fu”, fried fishball, normal fishball, special deep fried fishball and the last one the fish paste wrap around a piece of vegetable (Very fresh and tasty).
The homemade fishball tastes pretty good, fresh, has a firm and springy texture that chews pretty well. It’s made of 100% of fish (Sai Dao Yu).
Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Pork-Free)
Address: Jalan Tuanku Antah, 70100 Seremban, Malaysia
Price: RM4 for BIG and RM5 for EXTRA BIG
Operating Hours: Daily (8am-late afternoon)

Taste Rating: 10/10
Ambiance Rating: 5/10
Service Rating: Nil
Value Rating: 10/10

Overall Rating: 8.3/10


Pantai Seafood Restaurant @ Kg Sg Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya

Monday, January 19, 2009

Pantai Seafood Restaurant in Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara is owned by Wong Keong Fook, an established seafood importer in Klang Valley. Following the steps of its sister restaurant, Unique Seafood in Section 13, Jalan Kemajuan (Review soon…), Pantai Seafood offers a wide variety of local and imported seafood set in a location where customers would least likely expect a restaurant, it displays a cozy ''kampung'' ambience. Their location has a mysterious feel. Many customers usually travel to far out places like Klang in search of rustic settings and that is exactly what they are providing right in the heart of Petaling Jaya.
There are plenty of aquariums with live and some pretty exotic seafood on display at this restaurant like Japanese snails, Alaskan king crabs, Scotland clams, Boston lobster, fishes, oysters and many other species.
Pantai Seafood located at Kayu Ara where many light industrial and wooden housing area. The huge restaurant provides ample parking space and has both air-conditioned and open-air seating for customers to choose from.
The Ying Yong Kailan or Kailan in two styles. The leaves were finely shredded and fried to a crisp together with a moderate amount of tiny anchovies and what appeared to be thinly sliced cuttlefish. Then they are stir fried Kailan (really tasty and quite unique).
Then the Pork Knuckle, the house specialty dish. It’s deep fried till golden brown with special marinated herbs and serves with a pepper based dipping sauce (like it and recommended to try it).
The Stir Fried Japanese Snails. Remove from its shell, the chef stir fried with oyster sauce and chili. The result is very chewy bite, sweet aromatic, and tangy.
Next, the Marmite Pork Meat is sweet in aromatic. Well marinated with the finest marmite sauce and the meat is very tasty and it is not over-cooked so the texture of the meat is just right (YUM YUM).
The Tom Yam Steam Red Talapia Fish, first of all, it is very fresh and the tom yam sauce is very good that patrons can just eat the sauce by itself.
Overall, Pantai Seafood Restaurant is worth more than just a visit. No wonder so many patrons have praised and recommended it to their friends.

Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: Lot 13575, Jalan Cempaka, PJU 6A Kg, Sg Kayu Ara, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7725 5099, +603-7725 1099
Price: Average RM27 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (11.45am-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm)

Taste Rating: 8.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 7.5/10
Service Rating: 8/10
Value Rating: 8/10

Overall Rating: 8/10



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