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Ham & Eggs............

(Seafood Porridge & Noodle) B & Best Restaurant @ Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya

Monday, March 30, 2009

This particular stall is specialize in making seafood noodle, dry or soup base. Many patrons are quite disappointed because they only open for breakfast and lunch. The seafood noodles stall also serves seafood with porridge and fried fishcakes.
They don’t have a fix supplies/seafood menu, depending on their suppliers; in usual day they serve fishball, pomfret, grouper, prawns, fish head, mah yau, giant grouper fish slices and etc with porridge/noodles (yellow noodles, beehoon, kuey teow, etc...) of your choice.

First of all, the dry base noodle with fishball, fish cake slices and fu chuk….their noodle is quite tasty actually because they use pork lard fritters. It enhances the taste and it’s delicious…. Fishball is fresh, firm and springy texture.
Then the fish head dry noodle, each piece of fish is fresh indeed and quite generous portion. With vegetable and spring onions, the soup is mild flavor and sweet actually, most likely they boil it with lots of fish (or fish bones). The fish is very fresh and that means tender and flavorful meat.
They do have excellent fish cake. It’s springy, tender and crispy especially the thin fish cake skin. The fish cake has this bouncy texture too. Yummy, this is one tasty snack while waiting for the fish noodles.
Words of caution, during weekdays, there are a lots of office workers visit this stall and you have to sit till the corner where it nears the sun. Environment during peak hours are quite hot.

Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: No.12, Jalan SS4C/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +6012-2958948
Price: Average RM7-RM12 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (10am to 3pm), Off once a month on 3rd week Thursday

Taste Rating: 9.5/10
Ambiance Rating: 5/10
Service Rating: Nil
Value Rating: 6/10

Overall Rating: 6.8/10


KopiClub @ Plaza Low Yat, Kuala Lumpur

Friday, March 27, 2009

If you are planning to visit Low Yat, pretty sure you are going there to shop for some computer stuff/gadgets. Then after a long browsing session, pretty sure you are tired and hungry. Why not visit KopiClub for a nice meal or at least a Teh Tarik.
This caféis located at the Lower Ground floor, directly facing the side of the escalator and a shop away from the doorway to the underground parking, so if you parked in Low Yat, you can’t miss it walking out from the parking lot. It's just the usual kopitiam concept dining. The décor has a pretty old style feel to it; moreover it’s nice and clean. The café is equipped with small marble tables to accommodate 4 people and wooden stools all round.

As usual, they serve the usual standard Malaysian drinks such as Teh Tarik, Teh Ice, Coffee Ice, Milo and etc etc…and their specialty drinks are Ice Honey Lemon and Ice Lemon Tea…quite refreshing and coolly…nice…
After some observation, many patrons order the set meal. The Nasi Ayam Goreng (Fried Chicken Rice), the set comes with tea or coffee of your choice. The dish serves with stir fried cabbage and slices of cucumber. The chicken is marinated with spices then deep fried. Quite nice and crispy….
The Nasi Ayam Goreng Berempah Special (Coconut Rice with Special Marinated Fried Chicken). The fried rice is just average. The fried chicken was not stingy in portion, nicely marinated, the meat is also crispy. The dish also comes with cucumber and fried cabbage.
As for the Nasi Lemak Special Ayam & Sotong, the rice is quite fragrance with pandan leaves and coconut cream. Besides, the rice is serves with sambal cooked with anchovies. Both chicken and squid are cooked in mild turmeric based gravy with some onions and fresh red chilies. It’s not spicy and compliment well with the rice. Overall, it’s ok…
Then the Nasi Lemak Ayam (Chicken), it’s basically the same as above without the squid. That’s all…
The soft boiled eggs, the presentation is interesting.
Overall, the place is quite pleasant, clean and service is fast. Price is a bit pricey. Another downside is the café is small and tables are placed too closed next to each other.

Food Review

Food Type: Malaysian (Halal)
Address: LG-8, Plaza Low Yat, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Price: Average RM15 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (10am-10pm)

Taste Rating: 8/10
Ambiance Rating: 7.5/10
Service Rating: 7.5/10
Value Rating: 6/10

Overall Rating: 7.3/10


Pappa Rich Kopitiam @ 3 Two Square, Petaling Jaya

Thursday, March 26, 2009

PappaRich Kopitiam is another kopitiam chain, mushroom around Klang Valley for the last couple of years. This average kopitiam simply serve coffee and Asian delicacies at a slightly pricey. However, their staff is quite friendly and with smiles. The décor of the kopitiam focused on using timber as their main theme and restaurant ambience is cozy and homey.

Proceed to the food assessment, firstly, the drinks. Soya Milk with Gula Melaka (quite nice actually as the sweetness of the drink enhanced nicely by the Gula Melaka), Teh Ice (frothy, creamy and not too sweet) and Teh Tarik (normal).
Then the Half Boiled Eggs, no comment here….
Next, the Pappa Curry Laksa Special with Foo Chok, presentation wise needs to be improved. The dish filled with very lemak Foo Chok and garnished with a sprig of mint leaves. But the curry is quite aroma and nice….
The Pappa Chicken Chop, comes with fried rice, fried egg and slices of cucumbers. Firstly, the chicken chop is nicely deep fried and cover with gravy but it’s quite an ordinary chicken chop and don’t find it what so special about it. And the fried rice is a little bit bland. Generally, this dish is not recommended.
Ipoh Prawn Chicken Koay Teow Soup, nothing much to comment this dish as it’s just a very normal dish where you can find it anywhere.
Follow up with the Pappa Char Kuey Teow. Basically Pappa Rich's version is not bad; but it is nowhere near the versions served at the stalls. Maybe it’s lack of the wok taste. The char kuey teow comes with cockles, bean sprouts and large prawns and is served on a plate lined with banana leaf. The banana leaf does impart a nice fragrance to the noodles.
Then the Pappa Nasi Lemak. The fluffy steamed rice scented with pandan leaves and coconut milk is appetizing and serves with a piece of rendang chicken. The rendang gravy is nice and aroma and a nice accompaniment to the rice. However, the chicken is overcooked.
Side order, the Pandan Chicken, and again the dish is quite simple, wrapped the chicken with pandan leaves and deep fried it. Nothing to shout about it…normal…..
Another side order is the Chicken, and again and again, average dish. Patrons can find somewhere else for much better one.
Lastly, the Pappa Cendol. The strips of green cendol were smooth and fragrant with pandan. The finely shaved ice drizzled with fresh coconut milk and thick gula melaka is refreshing. This one is very nice and you should try it.
Overall, having a ambience and realistically decorated surroundings will make patrons trip to PappaRich Kopitiam a pleasure one where patrons can enjoy food and beverages at a calming environment.

Food Review

Food Type: Malaysian, Fusion (Halal)
Address: Unit C-21-01, 3 Two Square, No. 2, Jalan 19/1,46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7957 2323
Price: Average RM15 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily

Taste Rating: 6/10
Ambiance Rating: 8/10
Service Rating: 8/10
Value Rating: 7.5/10

Overall Rating: 7.4/10


(Hokkien Mee) AhWa Restaurant @ Jalan 222, Petaling Jaya

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ah Wa Restaurant is located along Jalan 222 in Petaling Jaya and is situated at a corner shop consisting different hawker stalls such as chicken rice, grilled fish, satay, lobak, popiah, mixed rice, soup noodles etc. But what's famous in this shop is the hokkien mee for sure and is the preferred choice of many hungry fans. Even the shop is named with the hokkien mee in it. Almost every day, the place is packed with patrons.

Hokkien Mee (kuey teow), it’s famous here and every patron must have it! As you can see, the hokkien mee is filled with pork lard fritters which enhance the flavors of the dish. Distinctively dark and full of heavy pork lard aroma (which lingers for miles around nearby housing estates), the extraordinarily steaming hot fried noodles in flavored oil, garlic, dark soy sauce, sliced cabbages/choy sum, fishcakes /prawns/cuttlefish and pork meat is one of a kind and which many feel taste much better than the Penang favourite Char Kuey Teow. Also, it can be accompanied with their homemade chilli sauce. The sambal/chili sauce is simply delicious, and complements the noodles so well. Not too spicy too….yummmmmy….
Next, the “Wa Tan Hor Fun”, it is a dish of flat rice noodle with prawns, fish cake, pork and choy sum swimming in egg gravy. The wa tan hor was absolutely fabulous, seriously the best one by far. The sauce thick and very flavorful and you can taste the difference between the sauce blended with egg yolk and those with only egg white. Tasty…...
Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: No. 66, Jalan 14/48, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Price: Average RM7 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (6pm-2am)

Taste Rating: 10/10
Ambiance Rating: 5/10
Service Rating: Nil
Value Rating: 8.5/10

Overall Rating: 7.8/10


Hakka Recipe Restaurant @ Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hakka cuisine is the cooking style of the Hakka people, who are primarily found in southeastern China (Guangdong and Fujian), but also may be found in many other parts of China, as well as in the Chinese diaspora. Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore have numerous restaurants serving Hakka cuisine.
Recently, a newly opened restaurant called Hakka Recipe Restaurant in Damansara Perdana specially serves Hakka cuisine. The décor is quite cozy and homey, blend quite well with their restaurant name. According to them, they are specializing in Hakka Deep Fried Pork Meat (Char Yoke), Hakka Yong Tofu, Hakka Wine Chicken and Curry Fish head.
The signature dish at Hakka Recipe Restaurant, "yong tau fu" 釀豆腐 (stuffed tofu cube). The tofu cube is stuffed with minced meat and you can choose to braise with soup and to deep fry it till golden brown. OK and crispy…..
“Char Yoke” is a Hakka dish that is commonly found at many local “chap fun” (economy rice) stalls. “Char Yoke” is essentially braised pork with wood ear fungus. The secret in the dish lies in the use of fermented bean curd. For Hakka Recipe, their chef managed to combine the recipe well together and the dish taste great.
Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: No. 12-1, Jalan PJU 8/5B, Damansara Perdana Business Centre, Bandar Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7728 1166
Price: Average RM10 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (8am-10pm)

Taste Rating: 6/10
Ambiance Rating: 7.5/10
Service Rating: 7/10
Value Rating: 6.5/10

Overall Rating: 6.8/10


Hong Kee Tim Sum Restaurant @ Section 19, Petaling Jaya

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hong Kee is a newly chain Dim Sum restaurant in Klang Valley. As at todate, they have 5 branches already and their newest branch is at Section 19 in Petaling Jaya (located next to Rothman Roundabout). They occupied the corner shoplot which is quite big and you can’t miss the signboard as their signboard is bright orange in color.

If you go for Dim Sum meal, you must order the “Siew Mai”, it is an essential dish in a Dim Sum meal. For their “Siew Mai”, it is quite nice. They have mixed prawns with pork meat, giving it the more crunchy texture to it.
Next, the “sui gao”/dumpling type dim sum. If you look at the picture below, actually they have oversteamed the dumpling which makes the skin too dry and the texture of the meat quite hard….not good at all…..
Then the Prawn dumpling aka “Har Gau”, in fact the skin is too thick and taste wise, it is normal. Luckily, the prawn is just fresh enough for this dish.
Sweet Beancurd Roll, basically the pork filling is wrapped with beancurd sheet and steamed with sweet sauce. It’s sweet and the taste is just so so saja (average)….
As for the Chee Cheong Fun, this dish is quite ordinary and taste more than ordinary too. The Chee Cheong Fun is smooth, but the skin is thick and the prawn is not fresh. Moreover, the chili is not spicy and quite normal.
The Deep Fried Dumpling Prawn would have taste better if the skin wasn’t soaking with oil. And the skin is not crispy and yet again, the prawn is not fresh….haaii….
Pan Fried Radish Cake, nicely done and not oily. Patrons will sure enjoy it.
Basically, many bloggers said that their branch in Damansara Jaya is very nice (so would like to review it soon), however, the food quality here is nothing to shout about, service is average as some of the workers are foreign.

Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: No.2, Jalan 19/3, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: +6012-213 0998
Price: Average RM15 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (7am-10pm)

Taste Rating: 3/10
Ambiance Rating: 5/10
Service Rating: 6/10
Value Rating: 9/10

Overall Rating: 5.8/10


Mirchi – Taste of India Restaurant @ Damansara Utama (Uptown), Petaling Jaya

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mirchi (mir-chi meaning hot peppers) and this restaurant is located at Uptown and it is a fine dining Indian restaurant, featuring traditional northern Indian dishes. In the sleek tribal art setting, experience truly refined Indian food of today from diverse regions. The menu remains true to classic Indian recipes, but also reflects the food trends in today’s India. They do serve Indian Chinese dishes. The Indo-Chinese cuisine is a blend of Chinese wok (Kadai) cooking and traditional Indian spices, resulting in more flavorful and tastier dishes (till next time…).

Mirchi is a vibrant modern establishment definitely at the forefront of Indian cuisine. The setting is quite heavily influence by northern Indian culture, the service is good as the staff is friendly.
To the food subject, patrons should try the Lassi, is a popular and traditional South Asian drink originating from North India. It is made by blending yoghurt with water, salt, pepper, ice and spices until frothy. Traditional lassi is sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin. Lassi is also available as sweet with sugar. They also offer Mango Lassi….quite unique but prefer the original lassi taste.
As starter, the Aloo Paratha, is a flatbread that originated in the subcontinent (South Asia). It is made with whole-wheat flour, pan fried in ghee or cooking oil. Dip in with the sauce, actually is ok…
Special Tandoori Sizzling Platter, comes with Fishtikka, Tandoor Chicken, Murgh Badami Tikka, Chicken Tikka serve on a sizzling hot platter. Enough to feed for 3-4 pax…
Chicken Dahiwala, chicken marinated in curd and cooked with ground spices rich & thick gravy…. The gravy should eat with naan and it’s good and flavorful…
Kumbli Broccoli Delite, broccoli and mushroom cooked with kadai masala & cashew nut. The dish is oklar and spicy too.
A little bit history of Naan, it is a round flatbread made of white flour. It is a staple accompaniment to hot meals in Central and South Asia, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran, Northern India, Uzbekistan and the surrounding region. So in Mirchi, they offer many types of Naan, and one of it is the Pudina Naan, it is a light flaky Indian wheat bread with a touch of fresh mint, so so actually….
Besides that, there is Garlic Naan, which obviously stuffed with chopped garlic……hhmmmm just normal….of course if you eat naan with curry gravy and meat …
For your information, they do delivery too and it’s free!
Food Review

Food Type: Indian (Halal)
Address: No. 21, Jalan SS21/60, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7725 2080
Price: Average RM25 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (11am-11pm)

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

Overall Rating: 7.5/10



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