Chinese, Nasi Lemak

Chinese Nasi Lemak, Hoi Kee Restaurant @ Segambut

April 9, 2013

For the past 6 or 7 weeks, me, May and the boys went back to Kepong normally during the weekends to have a look at May’s parent’s house as they were away in New Zealand, have always wanted to try this Chinese Nasi Lemak that KY mentioned in his blog post before but every time that we were there on a Sunday morning, the place is normally closed. However, 3 weeks back, we managed to drop by the place on a Saturday morning to give it a try. The restaurant is a corner shop off Jalan Segambut (Jalan Segambut Selatan to be exact) and the easiest landmark would be the RHB Bank diagonally opposite the shop. It houses quite a selection of stalls, from the Nasi Lemak to Jawa Mee. The stall is manned by a Chinese couple, and the selection of dishes is spread around the stall. Being a Nasi Lemak lover, sometimes I like how we Chinese cooked the Sambal and Curry Chicken, there’s almost this distinctive taste that separates from the Malay ones. Of course, there’s also the varieties that can be included like pork and wild boar meat. My plate of Nasi Lemak comes with a…

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Fusion, Hawker, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mamak, Thai, Western

Wondermama @ Bangsar Village

April 3, 2013

Ever want to feel how it’s like to dine in a 70s theme restaurant? Look no further than Wondermama, located at a prime location opposite Chawan at the famed Telawi street. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice as there’s a lot of good eateries here, and everytime we were at Bangsar Village, this retro looking place is always packed to the max but we are fortunate this fine Sunday as we were there early. Kayden and Kendric playing with the spoons. We opted to seat at the open space, since the place is almost full by the time we wanted to eat. Kayden here pestering May for his cereal that’s meant for his brother. Wondermama menu could be consider a fusion between East and West, with a mix of local delicacies. We ordered a Wonder Kid Set (RM11.90) for Kayden, Spaghetti with Fried Egg, Hot Dog and Chicken Cube, how often do you mix that up? Chicken Katsu Burger (RM14.80), served on a chopping board which is quite fun. Came along with a cup of salad on a tin cup, and nachos with fruit salad. Super Fried Chicken & Cheese Sandwich (RM14.50), a fusion of Ciabatta bread with a very…

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French, Fusion, Western

Renoma Café Gallery @ Jalan Bukit Bintang

April 1, 2013

The March edition of GNO brought us to Renoma Café Gallery, a posh looking restaurant located along Jalan Bukit Bintang, opposite Prince Court Medical Centre. We were lucky as the place was booked for a private event, but there’s still a few tables available hence we are seated next to the bar. Artsy deco inside the café, showcasing some of the fashions from Renoma. The place is dimly lit with dark curtains and design, although elegant but during the course of our meet up, we could see a few mosquitoes whizzing around. Renoma Café Gallery’s menu could be consider French, with a fusion of Korean and Japanese influenced theme. Happy hours are available from 5pm till 9pm, but the available beers are somewhat limited to just the Carlsberg and Kronenbourg. Price wise on the menu can be consider on the higher end due to the ingredients that’s used on the dishes, be it starters or main course. Lin, Lau and I were the first to arrive, hence we ordered the Assiette “Forest – Ocean – Farm” (RM30), a starter that consists of assorted cold cuts of Muscovy Duck, Cured Beef, King Salmon and Wild Mushroom Fricassee on toasted bread. This…

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Chinese, Kampar

Fook Kee Claypot Chicken Rice @ Kampar

March 28, 2013

Good morning Thursday! Today, I will be sharing with you a better Claypot Chicken Rice that I’ve tried in Kampar. Last week’s work assignment brought me back to Kampar again, and this time around, I managed to visit Fook Kee, another place that sells Claypot Chicken Rice, that’s along the same stretch with Chan Siew Heng Claypot Chicken Rice that I tried last year. The place is already crowded when we reached about 615PM and we quickly settled down at a round table. There’s the man who’s outside manning all the claypots, while the lady boss is in charged of making the vegetables. Another lady will be the one putting all the ingredients on to a finished pot of rice. Selection is as written on the menu board with 2 main selection, Claypot Chicken Rice with Chinese Sausage and Salted Fish version or just Claypot Chicken Rice. The rest would be a selection of vegetables. Lettuce to ensure that the whole meal is balance. We were lucky as we only waited for about 15 minutes before the rice is served. Some diners after us have to wait for a good 30 minutes before they can have their meal. The wait…

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Japanese

Tonchan Japanese Restaurant @ Wisma Cosway

March 26, 2013

Continuing my craving for Ramen the week before last, I met up with Lin for lunch at this place called Tonchan, located in Wisma Cosway as recommended in KY’s blog. Located in the very secluded area of Wisma Cosway, it’s one of the best place for Japanese Chashu. Lunch time on a Friday, not a lot of patrons that day with a few empty tables available. We were seated by the window, hence there’s a nice view of the Pavilion surrounding. A brief look in the menu comprises of a number of ramen and lunch sets. I quickly settled for something more familiar, Chashu Ramen. Chashu Ramen (RM18) served with 5 pieces of Chashu (pork belly) with egg and a slice of fish cake. I would say that the ramen in pretty standard, the Chashu on the other hand is damn good! The fat portion of the meat literally melts in my mouth and is as sinful as it looks so be sure to take lots of ocha after the meal. The soup base is clear and delicious, but the only thing that’s somehow off is the use of bean sprouts in the ramen. Somehow, I felt that the use…

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Western

Riblees @ Desa Sri Hartamas

March 24, 2013

2 weeks ago, while waiting for a Kendric’s follow up, I happened to browse through this magazine that featured a dainty place called Riblees which serves ribs and more, so I vowed to give the place a try in the near future. Fast forward to yesterday, we managed to drop by to have dinner. The place is located on top of Al Rajhi Bank opposite the Shell Station in Desa Sri Hartamas, a very nice place with a choice of air conditioned or al fresco dining.   The menu is pretty simple, with about 70% of it porky related. There’s a number of finger food available ranging from the cute pig’s tail fries to Ham and Cheese Quesadillas, but we opt something special. Pardon the quality of the photo, the S110 that I’m using albeit a low light camera somehow didn’t managed to capture the dish nicely. Escargot with Herbs & Garlic (RM14.80) is nicely done and spare us the trouble of having to dig out the snails on our own since it’s bake in this special plate with 6 holes that house them nicely, with a generous amount of herb and garlic butter. Creamy Mushroom Soup (RM8.80), with croutons,…

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Japanese

Kyo-ei Tokyo Ramen @ Pavilion

March 22, 2013

Despite being a guy, I found myself constantly having cravings for certain kind of food and last week, it was Ramen.   Kyo-ei Tokyo Ramen was featured in the Star last Monday, and since I’m out and about Pavilion, decided to head in to check out what it has to offer. Simple seating arrangement, with only about 20 tables max and an open kitchen concept. The menu is pretty simple where there’s basically six type of Ramen that you can choose from, with another 3 type of soup base. Both me and May opted for Kyo-Chan Ramen, mainly because there’s a selection of Chashu and Egg. I ordered the Shoyu version (RM27) while May ordered the Miso version. Both comes with half an egg, 3 slices of Chashu, bamboo shoots and piece of fish cake. A close up version of what I’m having. My shoyu soup is tasty although it’s a fairly light broth compare to the one we had at Goku Raku. The Miso version has a slightly more stronger taste, and it’s depending on individual preference. May don’t fancy the taste much because the combination was odd. My recommendation would be to go with either the Salt or…

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Korean

Han Kok Chon @ Damai Perdana Cheras

March 14, 2013

Han Kok Chon, or literally means Korean Village were just a stone throw’s away from where I live and it’s pretty odd to have a Korean restaurant in such part of town. I mean, majority of the people staying around the vicinity is either Malay or Chinese so my guess is as good as yours why would it exists in the first place. We were there during our 4th Wedding Anniversary, just a simple dinner between the 2 of us and Kayden. Best part is, I can’t taste much because I was having a bad flu. Kayden with his smiley face. Located on the 1st floor of a shop lot, the place consist of a mixture of tatami style dining, and the normal table and chairs. Since I’m down with a terrible flu, we only ordered a Weekday BBQ Promotion Set priced at RM50, which is enough for 2-3 person. The usual comes with a variety of condiments. Green lettuce, standard wrappers for the BBQ meat. The waiters was cool with grilling the meat for us. Not much to comment apart from that it’s ok by normal standard. The Topoki (Rice Cake Fried with Chili) is delicious, and spicy and…

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Chinese, Thai

1919 Restaurant @ Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

March 12, 2013

There are many hidden eateries located along the Jalan Yap Kwan Seng so sometimes it just takes a little effort to try as much as you can to unearth a hidden gem, and 1919 Restaurant can be considered one of them. Set in a very Peranakan/Nyonya deco, the restaurant is housed inside a double story bungalow, with ample seating for either small or big groups. Simple menu and classic tea cup, most of the dishes have some influence of Nyonya and Peranakan, with a slight twist of Thai too. Rice and noodle dishes are moderately price, and if you’re in a big group, you could always order a few dishes like in a Chinese restaurant. Nyonya Fried Rice (RM9.90), one of the recommended dish in the menu. It’s a different kind of fried rice, with a tinge of sweetness and full of wok hei, with bits of fried onions, egg and chicken meat. The portion is good enough for 2 person (if you’re a small eater). Salted Egg Chicken (RM16.90), a must order because it’s marinated so well with salted egg and fried to perfection. Each piece is crunchy and wrapped with generous portion of salted egg and goes well…

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Pa-sonaru

Kendric’s Operation

March 7, 2013

Last week, Kendric was admitted to the hospital for a small procedure. Since birth, the pediatrician have informed us that one of his testicle is not present, and we have to monitor it up to he’s 1 and if it still does not descend in place, he will have to do a procedure to locate and move it back to the scrotum. So for the past year, we have always checked whenever we see the doctor but up till his 1st birthday, there’s still no sign hence our doctor referred us to a pediatric surgeon who will be able to help us. So in January, we met up with the surgeon and decided to go ahead with the operation, as an the missing testicle could do more harm if left alone in the body. The operation was scheduled on the 1st of March so we were there last Thursday to stay over before the operation. Poor boy had to fast for a few hours before the operation, so by the time he was supposed to be in the OT, he was both tired and hungry. I didn’t followed into the OT because only 1 parent is allowed, but May told…

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