Chinese, Japanese, Oriental, Seafood, Western

Thirty8 @ Grand Hyatt KL

August 25, 2015
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This year marks the 7th year of our ROM Anniversary and we made plans to have it celebrated it in the city, leaving the 3 kids at home. We had wanted to come here last year, but went to Fuego instead so finally we’ve made it this year. Thirty8 is named as the restaurant is located at the 38th floor of Grand Hyatt Hotel, with a 360 view of the KL Skyline. Our appointment is at 645pm, so when we were there, there’s only a handful of tables that’s occupied.   Right after we’re seated, we were served with a bottle of Acqua Panna and a loaf of freshly baked bread. The view from where we seated, overlooking KLCC and the KLCC park. Obligatory self portrait before dinner starts. First we ordered some greens, and the chef nicely mix it in front of us. Caesar Salad (RM32), fresh romaine lettuce with cheese and bread sticks, a healthy way to start a meal. There’s an option to add in salmon or chicken as well if you want but we opt for just the salad. Wagyu Rib Eye (RM320), nicely grilled and great to be eaten just plain, although sauces are provided…

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Japanese

Tokushima Ramen Seasonal Promotion, Ippudo @ Pavilion

July 5, 2015
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Following last year’s Tsukemen, Ippudo Pavilion will be launching their seasonal ramen from July till September this year, hailed all the way from Tokushima Prefecture from the Shikoku region in Japan, the Tokushima Ramen. I’ve been privileged to be the first few to get a sneak preview of the specialty ramen and I must say it’s a great experience. We were introduced to the origin of the Tokushima Ramen by Tomo Kudo, the Regional Operations Consultant for Ippudo Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. And while we were waiting for the ramen to be ready, we’re introduced to their seasonal appetizer as well. Kimuchi Tofu With Boiled Pork (RM13), a fusion with a Korean touch where warm tofu is topped with spicy kimuchi pork slices. The tinge of sour and spiciness makes it a good appetizer before the start of a good bowl of ramen. Next up, Cheese Mentaiko Gyoza (RM17), Ippudo’s home made pan fried gyoza, served with melted cheese topped with cod roe sauce. I love anything mentaiko so there’s nothing to complain with this combination. Salmon Fish & Chips (RM23), a very different kind of fish and chips as salmon is used and deep fried to bite size portion,…

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South American, Spanish, Western

Fuego, Sky Dining @ Troika

August 25, 2014
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We initially wanted to celebrate my birthday this year at Thirty8, but decided other wise because I’ve work and wanted to celebrate it with my bunch of friends instead, but the thought of dining on top of KL skyline is always something May always wanted to do. So we decided to head over to Fuego @ Troika Sky Dining for our 6th ROM Anniversary. Fuego along with a few other restaurants is located on the 24th floor of The Troika and is an al-fresco South American theme restaurant. The thought of dining open air is daunting, but thankfully it’s not as hot as it seemed because of the countless fans available to chill patrons down. The view is perfect, overlooking the KLCC park, which could be our very own version of NY Central Park?   As starters, we ordered The Fuego Guacamole (RM20), made with freshly diced avocado, green chili, tomato, cilantro, garlic and lime, served with a mix of vegetable crisp. Tasted refreshing and rich with the buttery smooth avocado, great start! Cerviche, is famous throughout South America, which consist of ultra-fresh, raw fish cooked by the acidity of lemon or lime. The Malabar Snapper Cerviche (RM35) that we…

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Japanese

Hakata Tsukemen Promotion, Ippudo @ Pavilion

July 24, 2014
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I was invited to a blogger event last night at Ippudo Pavilion, in conjunction with their launch of their seasonal menu, the Hakata Tsukemen. The event started promptly with the introduction of Tsukemen (Dipping Noodles) by Ippudo Malaysia’s Operations Consultant, Yosuke Nishiguchi. A brief explanation from Nishiguchi-san about dipping noodles, as traditionally  a lot of restaurants serve soba instead of ramen and this is definitely something new.   Demostration on how to properly eat the Hakata Ramen. The proper method would be to dip the cold ramen into the specially soup, and when you’re done, pour hot water into the soup to drink it. Ippudo also traditionally don’t serve sushi, but during along with the seasonal Hakata Tsukemen, 3 selections of hand rolls are available. Unagi Cheese Roll, Salmon Avocado Bacon Roll and Spicy Tuna Roll (From right to left). All 3 rolls are pretty special on their own, but the Salmon Avocado Bacon Roll excels with it’s clever combination of buttery smooth avocado, salmon and crunchy bites of bacon. Excellent appetizer while waiting for your bowl of ramen! The soup consist of pork broth and bonito, fragrantly waiting to be dip with the ramen.   The ramen is being…

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Pa-sonaru

What’s happening now?

July 3, 2014

A post is overdue, mainly because I haven’t been actively engaging in foodie stuff for the past 6 months or so. However, there’s a lot of ideas that’s playing in my head on how I would like to revamp this blog, so keep an eye in the next few weeks for something different. Initially when I setup this blog, I don’t intend to make it a food base blog, however it did turn out to be like that after a while. So in the new revamp site, I might be trying something different, and something I thoroughly enjoy doing. So keep an eye out on the new content soon. Till then!

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Hawker, Penang

MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle

January 28, 2014

This post might be half a year late but it’s only recently that I’ve got my hands on 2 packets, thanks to a friend who haul it for me. It’s been a while when one of my chat buddies recommended us to give it a try, but after countless trips to hypermarkets, we can’t seem to find it until very recently a friend of us managed to find a box. 48 packs of White Curry Noodles! It’s proven to be a instant hit among locals studying abroad because of it’s flavour, and also ranked No 7 in a popular noodle blog. The pack comes with 3 separate packets of ingredients, the flavouring, the creamer and the chilli paste.   The noodles before and after the creamer. While some prefer to put the chilli paste after the whole thing have cooked, I put it in in the process just in case. The flexibility is that you can add any other ingredients that you like and it will still taste good. The broth although is spicy, is just nice for me and full of flavour although the taste does feel a bit artificial in a way but it taste almost the same…

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Japanese

Menya Musashi Ramen @ Isetan Eat Paradise, One Utama

January 26, 2014

Menya Musashi Ramen, a place that always deluded us when we wanted to have dinner there, mainly because of it’s long queue in front of the shop during dinner time. That’s actually a good sign, since a queue means that the food must be good, right? Kendric all hype up with the ramen. A quick peek on their menu gives a quite a number of selections, ranging from set lunches to ala-carte orders. There’s also a choices of 4 soup base to go with the ramen. White (Onion Flavour Oil), Black (Special Oil Combined of Fried Shallots and Garlic Flavour Oil), Red (Home Made Musashi Chilli Flavour Oil) and Yellow (Curry Flavour Soup Base). Most of us settle for the dinner set, which came with a few side dishes as well. Aka Chashu Ramen (RM30), 2 pieces of chashu and ajitama (Japanese semi hard boiled egg, which leave the yolk runny). It’s an obvious choice for May’s dad, who loves chilly as much as I do. The soup base however we thought is not as rich as the White or Black soup base. Kuro Chashu Ramen, everything is the same less the egg. Seems like if you order the sets,…

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Fusion, Malay, Nasi Lemak, Nasi Lemak, Oriental, Spanish

Black Market @ St Mary Place

January 15, 2014
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Black Market isn’t exactly what you thought it to be, you can’t find anything illegal here and the only thing you can find is a decent place that is pork friendly, located at St Mary Residences at Jalan Tengah near Menara Weld. Celebrated a friend’s birthday here last October upon recommendation from the lunch gang. Decent ambience, perfect for everyone working within the vicinity to catch a breath and have a relaxing lunch. The selection are pretty vast, ranging from Spanish to Oriental cuisines. I ordered a set lunch, which you get to choose a soup, a main and drinks. Minced Pork Fish Maw Soup, pretty oriental in every way and tasty. Vin de ‘Pork’ (RM38 set lunch), a grilled pork shoulder topped with jamon ham in red wine and poached zucchini. Despite being a recommended dish, I find that the pork is somewhat bland and have a strong taste of pork. Mushroom soup, normal looking soup. Black Scallop Pasta (RM36 set lunch) is special, with squid ink spaghetti in spicy balsamic sauce and fan scallop. Will be appetizing for spicy lover like myself. Black Market’s Grilled Pork Shoulder (RM36) is almost the same like my Vin de Pork, except…

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Chinese

Tai Lei Loi Kei @ Taman Segar, Cheras

January 6, 2014

My first post for 2014, and I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! It’s been a super busy December, but I’m glad I got some time off last week to bring Kayden to school. Yup, he’s started Montessori last week and it was a bit drama sending him there. Anyways, back to the blog, after picking him up from school last Friday, I’ve dropped by Tai Lei Loi Kei at Taman Segar for brunch. Have always wanted to try, but my request always fall on deaf ears. It’s been around for close to half a year, with the very first outlet in Lot 10 Hutong, and now there’s about 15 outlets around the Klang Valley, talk about the rapid expansion of this famous Pork Bun café here in Malaysia.   It’s a pretty quiet Friday afternoon, but I do read about some outlets that will be packed with people during the weekends. I guess it’s good for me since I don’t need to queue. Since it’s just me and Kayden, we could only try one of their menu, and it’s none other than the famous Pork Chop Bun (RM12.90). Packaging is nice although very different from the…

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American, Western

Chicago @ One Utama

November 6, 2013

Back in September, we celebrated May’s birthday at Chicago not the actual city in the US but the restaurant that’s available at One Utama, where it’s famed for it’s ribs, pork ribs that is. I’ve bought a Livingsocial deal earlier and it comes in set consist of a salad, a main meal and dessert which I thought was a pretty good deal. I’ve also booked a table via the Tableapp website, where you can conveniently reserve a place at some of the best restaurants in town. The app is also available on the app store for iOS devices. There’s a few selection of mains, but seeing this big writing on the walls, we must order their famous pork ribs. Our set meal comes with a cold salad, which basically a lot of greens with some nuts with it. I can’t eat any of it because of my gout reaction. Not the best salad but it’s alright. There’s a total of 5 different flavours for the ribs and depending on your choice, there’s a small price difference as well. I opted for the Flaming Kansas City, while May ordered the Caramelized Plum, both we have no regrets ordering. The server was…

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