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 like the one that I normally cook myself using the instant curry laksa paste. If you’re tired of eating the spongy noodles, my guess is you can always switch in the yellow noodles or mee hoon for your own liking.
At the time of writing, some hypermarts have started selling it to grab it while you can as I heard that stocks ran out pretty fast.
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, the portion of ramen served is without the egg but nevertheless, the soup base is rich and full of tonkotsu flavour. The noodles are spongy, just nice!
Shiro Chashu Ramen, the white soup base. A little milder is taste but still packed with flavours.
Salad that comes with the sets. Nice crunchy vegetables with sesame dressing.
While the place is famed for it’s ramen, I have to give 2 thumbs up for this bowl of Pork Teriyaki Rice. The pork are tender and full of flavour, goes well with the fluffy steamed rice.
Kendric and Kayden enjoying their ramen.
The Gyoza and Chicken Kaarage is pretty decent too, although the chicken took quite a while to be serve. The dinner sets are pretty filling, hence it’s also advisable to share.
It’s a nice ramen place, and goes head to head with the likes of Kyo-Ei, Yamagoya, Ramen Santouka and Goku Raku Ramen. There’s also Ippudo too…which I haven’t really give it a proper review yet. Will definitely drop by Menya again if we fancy a bowl of ramen at 1 Utama next time!
Menya Musashi Ramen
Isetan Eat Paradise
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 that it’s served with Black Market’s specialty ‘black’ sauce. This version is definitely way tastier than the one I ordered.
Grilled Salmon with Mint Sauce (RM36) was the last to be served, but taste wise, it’s alright but nothing fancy.
There’s quite a lot of mains that I would like to try, but I thought that most of the recommended ones by the restaurant are pretty average in terms of taste. I will probably drop by again to try the oriental side of the dishes, but if you’re looking for a good porky experience, I think there’s other places that you can look for better pork shoulders or salmons.
St Mary Place
1 Jalan Tengah
Tel: 03 2022 2060
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 ones in Macau.
A peak inside the packet and it’s the bun where even Anthony Bordain said it’s good!
Drinks are available and you can opt for Milk Tea or Coffee, Macau style. Just add RM2 to go with the meal. Similar to the HK style milk, rich and creamy.
The Pork Chop Bun, is rather small looking at it’s size, but surprisingly it’s pretty filling. The bun are oven toasted with butter and makes it crunchy and delicious that you can even eat it on it’s own. Sort of like the French’s garlic bread.
Kayden ate half of it, dipping it in ketchup.
The pork chop, is as good as it looks. Comes piping hot, marinated with secret spices, it’s full of flavor and no wonder people actually queue up back in it’s native Macau for it. It’s crunchy on the outside but juicy and tender on the inside and one of the best pork chop I’ve ever tasted.
Right now, there’s even a selection of Chicken Breast or Chicken Thigh if pork is not your cup of tea, so I guess I will have to make another trip there very soon.
Dessert would be Saw Dust Cake (RM5.50) which is pretty delicious and taste a bit like cheesecake although the content is not entirely made of cheese, more to cream.
Overall, lunch is good at Tai Lei Loi Kei, with the total bill came to about RM18.40, which includes the drink and dessert. Kayden seemed to like it too so I guess if we ever need a fix on pork chop bun, it’s good to near there’s one nearby.
Tai Lei Loi Kei
60 Jalan Manis 3
Tel: 03 9133 9939
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 also kind enough to tell us that it’s better for us to order these 2 are it’s price higher at RM39.90 per half a rack.
Caramelized Plum Ribs, with 2 sides of green salad and baked potato. The ribs are tender and soft, and the plum sauce is very appetizing as well. Although the portion looked small, but it’s pretty filling for lunch.
The server preparing my Flaming Kansas City ribs, looks really cool!
If you’re a fan of spicy food, the Flaming Kansas City sauce is the way to go. Marinated with black pepper and with a tinge of liquor, it’s as good as it looks. Once again, the ribs are top notch, juicy and tender.
May’s parents joined the lunch as well and the basically order a set lunch that is available. But the only downside is they may only order the lower price ribs but the BBQ sauce is equally good. Their fries is also pretty special as it’s beer coated.
The set also comes with a BBQ Chicken Pizza but it was just so so.
The drinks that we order are pretty special too Banana Berry and Peach Lynch both at RM6.90 with the sets (usual price at RM12.90).
By the time desserts were served, we were pretty stuffed! Having said that, the Brownie and the Bread Pudding are pretty delicious, if only we were not that stuff up from the meal, we could have easily finished all of it.
I think Chicago Ribs are worth a try, if you’re into ribs, especially pork ribs. It’s good to know there’s another good place to finally have pork ribs, since Tony Roma’s, which is also famous for ribs, don’t serve pork here in Malaysia.
Chicago Rib House
Lot F346 First Floor
Tel: 03 7727 3210
I’ve been living near Old Klang Road for close to 18 years (since birth), and that’s way before the huge transformation that’s happening especially with the Scott Garden area, which used to be just a row of shop houses that were rather old school. And when I took the bus last time to school, I would passed by this row of shop houses, and there’s always a few shops that’s selling Bak Kut Teh. However, not once have I eaten there before, as my family preferred BKT place was always Meng Kee in PJ Old Town.
However a couple of months back, me together with a few friends plan to have drinks at Scott Garden, and decided to have dinner at this place which is by the NPE overhead bridge and is famous for it’s fish, among with it’s BKT.
Underneath the zinc roof, you can see rows of tables with a number on top of each tables. I guess it’s easier that way to determine customer’s orders.
A complete table shot before dwelling in onto each individual dish.
We ordered Claypot BKT (RM30) for 3 pax and it comes with lots crispy ‘Foo Chuk’. Since everyone like needle mushrooms, we ordered extra at RM4 per plate to add in as well.
The soup is heavily infused with herbal flavor, but tasted average. The good thing was the staff won’t hesitate to add more soup if yours is finished, so like one of my friend, he practically ate 3 bowls of rice with the refills.
Vegetables to go with the meat, and of course Yau Char Gwai (RM3 per bowl).
Pork Trotters (RM10) was pretty good compare to the BKT. The braised meat was tender, another good dish to accompany plenty of bowls of rice.
Ginger Steamed Fish Head (RM31 for big portion) was easily the highlight of the meal. The fish was fresh and comes with a generous portion of crushed ginger and garlic. There’s other method of steaming like Assam and Soya Sauce too but their signature is the Ginger one.
Overall, my view was the Steamed Fish Head was pretty good and could be easily the signature dish for the place as compare to the BKT here. Price was pretty alright considering we pay RM103 for 6 of us (and some of us have 2-3 bowls of rice).
Ah Wang Bak Kut Teh (Beside Scott’s Garden)
32 4 1/2 Mile
Old Klang Road KL
Tel No: 013 228 2288 / 016 234 1319
One of Kayden and Kendric’s favourite bedtime story since they were young is about the three little pigs using their wits to out do the big bad wolf. Upon knowing this catchy name of a restaurant in Bangsar Village (and also a group buy voucher), we head for lunch one fine day in May.
Always like nice deco like this in a restaurant, looks like a cool place to hang out for coffee.
The 2 boys while waiting for the food to come. The place comes with different sets of menu from day and night, hence the tag ‘When the sun goes down and the 3 little pigs go home, the big bad wolf comes out to play’. Since we were there during lunch time, we’re probably presented with the 3 little pigs menu although a night visit is needed to confirm the big bad wolf menu.
We didn’t hesitate and order quickly some of the signature dishes like The Wolf’s Favourite Pasta (RM28). Creamy spaghetti with smoked pork bacon, topped with poached egg and crispy bacon egg, it’s one of the best carbonara that I’ve tasted before.
I’m So Hungry I Could Eat A Wolf (RM28) is the perfect breakfast set if you’re really hungry. Sausage and bacon, sauteed mushroom and a runny scrambled eggs alongside hash brown and bread, you can’t go wrong with this combination. Notable mention is the President butter, goes well with the bread that I even bought a pack from Village Grocer.
You don’t get a lot of joints selling pork burger here in KL, so when you found one, treasure it! Behold the Mighty Piggy Burger (RM24), pork patty with a slice of cheese and an egg served with fries and salad.
I like the juicy patty although again it might be a bit salty for some but it’s just nice for me. I also have this weird habit of eating it layer by layer so that I could cherish the flavour of each layers.
It’s a nice experience eating at 3 Little Pigs, and I must say I would definitely drop back for the pasta and breakfast set since it’s porky!
Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf
G1A Ground Floor
Tel No : 03 2283 2270
2 weeks ago, I was invited for a food review at Brotzeit located at Mid Valley Megamall together with some of the Tastebuddies gang from Nuffnang. Despite being a Thursday afternoon, the place is packed with lunch goers savoring special German cuisine.
While waiting for the other foodies to arrive, the chef is kind to present us with a German pizza to start up our journey to Bavarian cuisine. The Brotzeitflade Speck or Bacon Pizza (RM32) is pretty special as the base is made of rye dough compare to the normal yeast dough in Italian Pizza. Topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, onions, vine riped tomatoes and chilli, it’s as good as it gets with a slight Asian taste. The rye dough does provide a different texture brought the pizza a different dimension and highly recommended for starters or even as a main meal.
We were also presented with various type of Paulaner beer, each different in taste by adding different type of drinks to it. As we were told, the Germans like to drink beers, more so during their lunch time but since they would need to head back to the office to work, they will normally opt for beers which is low in alcohol content. There’s a few selection to choose from ranging from Russ’n (Wiessbier with lemonade), Radley (Original Munchner Lager with lemonade), Affensaft (Weissbier with banana syrup or mango juice), Bayrischer Longdrink (Original Muchner Lager with vodka and lime juice) and Schwarzer (Weissbier with cola). Managed to try all of it and it does taste different and refreshing after meal, and with it’s lower alcohol content, you can still managed to sneak back to office without being drunk.
Salat mit Schafskase or Feta Salad (RM38) is a great salad to go with all the meat dishes. Mixed salad with feta cheese, red bell pepper, semi-dried tomatoes, onions, olives, garlic croutons and sour cream, it’s good and I like the feta cheese which is creamy and cheesy without any pungent cheese flavour. If you opt to go Vegan at this restaurant, this is the next best thing.
The Oktoberfest Platter (RM258+) is specially created by Chef Helmut for the upcoming Oktoberfest and features Brotzeit’s signature pork knuckle, lumberjack steaks, garlic pork sausages, oven roasted chicken and gipsy bacon.
The set also comes with sauerkraut and potato salad, which makes it best to be share amount friends or family.
Coming back to the patter, both the garlic sausages and gipsy bacons were nice and delicious while the lumberjack steaks are average with minimal seasoning.
The signature pork knuckle had a pretty crunchy skin, while the meat was tender and juice although I do find it lacking any taste but it could be us Asians who like our meat to be full of flavor. Anyways, there’s always brown sauce to complement it. The oven roasted chicken was good too and roast to perfection.
Here’s Chef Helmut showing us how to debone the signature pork knuckle using just a knife, which prove how tender the pork knuckle was.
A fellow blogger hard at work capturing the nicest shot for the Oktoberfest platter. The platter is pretty filling despite there’s 9 of us so looks like we need to come again next time to try their other main dishes.
After a pretty filling mains, we were serve with a variety of dessert, Kaiserschmarren or Emperor’s Cake (RM20( and Profiterole Duet (RM20). The Emperor’s Cake is soft and fluffy shredded pancake with rum and raisin, served with plum sauce while the Profiterole Duet comes with a chocolate profiterole (that feels like cream puff) with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon sugar apple fritter on vanilla sauce.
Sweet & Savoury Duo (RM25) and Bavarian Orange Truffle (RM18). Both are pretty special desserts, with the sweet and savoury duo consist of crispy chocolate bacon on white chocolate mousse with lemon pepper marinated strawberries and apricot sauce. The Orange Truffle is very refreshing with layers of rum and orange infused sponge fingers and fresh cream. The chocolate bacon is pretty special, a concoction of 2 great taste that resulted in a rather weird but tasty combination.
Overall it’s a good 1st food review for myself and I particularly like the salad and the pizza. Wouldn’t mind dropping by again to try the rest of the mains that’s available on their menu though.
However, if you’re reading this and wanted to give the Oktoberfest Platter a try, do head over to Brotzeit as the platter will be available from the 21st September all the way till 31st of October in conjunction with the Oktoberfest celebration. Reservations are always encouraged as seating is limited, and advance purchase of Entrance tickets are recommended at RM50 per pax which includes a pint of Oktoberfest bier and chance to win a range of attractive lucky draw prizes.
So if you have always wanted to go to an Oktoberfest in Munich, Brotzeit’s Oktoberfest celebration could be the next best thing!
Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant
GE 018, Mid Valley Megamall
Tel : 03 2287 5516
OBK4 Oasis Boulevard
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
Tel : 03 5638 5516
Website : www.brotzeit.co
Earlier of the year, I’ve made a resolution for myself that I will try to gather the guys for a monthly meet up over dinner just to catch up, but unfortunately the last one that we had was back in April at Morganfield’s.
There’s a lot of places now in the Klang Valley that offers ribs, but only a handful that offer pork ribs, so I was a bit surprised when I got to know that it’s pork ribs that’s serve here rather than the traditional ribs, which in a way is quite different, like the difference between Tony Roma’s in KL and Singapore.
The place consist of 2 areas, the smoking area is located near the entrance and where the bar is also located, while the back is for non smokers. There are a variety of selection of beers if you’re planning for happy hour here.
While waiting for some latecomers, we went ahead and order the Appetizer Platter (RM34.90), which features Morganfield’s famous trio appetizer of Spicy Chicken Wings (which consist of 3 levels of spiciness), Russet Potato Skins and Corn Tortilla Chips served with a selection of dips (Crab & Spinach or Chili Concarne). The chicken wings are indeed spicy, even though we ordered the regular version, and goes well with cold beer. The dips for the Tortilla chips are pretty special and great as tummy fillers.
Knowing that we will be indulging in a lot of meat, we ordered the Smokin’ Duck Salad (RM22.90) just to fill up our vege quota. Smoked duck on a bed of mixed salad, cucumbers, tomatoes, spring onions, red chilies with sesame seed and both hard boiled egg and century egg, it’s definitely something different. Great salad!
The 6 of us didn’t order any mains, as we decided to go ahead to order the Ribs Sampler (RM169.90) because we get to choose all their 3 signature Sticky Bones.
When it’s served, we were really glad that it’s the only thing we order because even with 6 men, we couldn’t finish the entire thing. From left to right, Smoked Peppercorn, Garlicky BBQ and Hickory BBQ.
Grilled Footlong Farmer’s Bratwurst, Thuringer and Hungarian sausage. All 3 were deliciously porky! Some grilled corn hobs and fries to go with it.
Corn bread and garden salad. Just in case you’re not full from the 3 slabs of ribs.
Out of the 3 ribs, I like the Smoked Peppercorn the best, Garlicky BBQ second and Hickory BBQ third but that’s my opinion but don’t take my word, try all 3 and choose the one that you like most!
I wouldn’t mind dropping by again because the food is pretty good and there’s still a lot in the menu that we wanted to try but our tummy is just flat out. Morganfield’s also offer set lunches starting from RM16.90 and the selection is pretty good too. Looking at the photos now already made me drooling, maybe I should go there one of these days.
C4.03.00 Level 4
Pavilion KL Shopping Mall
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Tel : 03 2141 3192
Website : www.morganfields.com
A week after my procedure last month, I celebrated my birthday with May and the kids at Milwaukee Steak Corner. It was just a simple dinner, just the 4 of us being together as a family.
Kendric and me. Kayden with May. Don’t know why Kayden always squint his eyes when taking photos. Kendric was cute that night because initially we wanted to sit next to the aquarium with a large arowana, but he was scared of it and quickly hug me and wanted to be far away from the fish.
Drinks before the meal.
Escargot we had for the night, the meat was chewy so it’s pretty average.
I ordered the Ostrich meat, which is so chewy like you’re eating a chewing gum but I’ve been warned by the waitress that it’s chewy so it’s my fault for not listening. May ordered Lamb which is alright, although she don’t really like that fat bits that comes with it. Not the best western food dinner but it’s good to be able to spend some time with the kids after laying down on the bed for the past few days after the procedure.
Oreo Mille Crepe from Humble Beginnings. Nice but the chocolate ones are nicer.
This is actually the best birthday ever able to spend it with the kids, knowing that my condition actually got better.
The very next day, we celebrated our birthday with my friends at Fukuya. Have been to Fukuya a few times during my Amex days and find that the food are pretty good, with lots of rooms within the place to have a gathering.
Was meant to be a surprise dinner for me, but we end up being the earliest there. A nice room to accommodate the 11 of us, although the only thing missing is some background music throughout dinner.
Salmon Skin Salad and Tamago as appetizer while waiting for the rest to arrive.
Unagi To Chiri Padi Maki Usukoromo Age (RM36), grilled eel and chilli padi roll fried with lightly tempura batter, served with soya sauce. Something different from the average Maki with the combination of chilli padi, and crunchy bites from the tempura batter.
Spider Maki (RM28) is just as good, with deep fried soft shell crab cucumber and lettuce roll topping with flying fish roe.
Some of us who ordered the set dinner got our appetizer (which I think varies daily). We have a jelly like salmon in the wine glass, a scallop, wrapped salmon and a stick of what we though like taro or yam. Nice start for your set meal.
Chawamushi that comes with our set dinner. The egg custard is soft and fluffy with a variety of mushroom and seafood inside.
My Grilled Eel Set (RM110) comes with a plate of sashimi too, and the cut is quite standard, about 1/2 an inch of a selection of salmon, tuna and butterfish.
Unagi, my favourite is delicious although the portion might be a bit small for the price you pay.
May ordered the Sashimi Set (RM110), and she got more slices of sashimi compare to mine.
A mini tempura set that comes with her set.
Chicken Teppanyaki, a la carte that some of my friends ordered.
Rock Melon as dessert which is part of the dinner set, the only thing missing I guess is parma ham.
Fukuya is definitely a nice Japanese restaurant to have a quiet dinner and if you’re looking for something that is not so main stream like Sushi Tei or Kita no Zen. The price might be on the higher side but the food quality is top notch as well and with the ambience, it’s a great place to celebrate a special occasion. They do serve affordable lunch sets as well called the Fuku Fuku lunch at RM40 where you can choose from a variety dishes ranging from salmon sashimi to cod fish terayaki or even soft shell crab tempura. Overall it’s a nice catching up session so that all of us are on the same page since one of our friend is getting married in September and we get to know what’s the plan for that big day.
Fukuya Authentic Japanese Cuisine
9 Jalan Delima (beside Levain Boulangerie)
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2144 1022
Opening Hours: Lunch (12pm-230pm), Dinner (630pm-1030pm), Sunday (6pm-10pm)