Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dragon Fruit Farm @ Sepang

Sepang International Circruit, KLIA, Cyberjaya - silicon valley, Sepang Gold Coast (Bagan Lalang), Palm Oil plantation and also the Japanese Encephalitis outbreak in 1999 are all we know about this southern district of the Selangor state.

Nonetheless, there is a small town - Sungai Pelek which has a growing popularity for their Dragon Fruit Farms @ Kg. Baru.

The farms in Sepang grows the 'high-end' Costa Rica Pitaya (red-skinned with RED flesh) is the fruit of a cactus-like-tree.

The Pitaya cacti flower only blossoms around 7-12 am. Thus, the farmers will have to keep a close eye on their crops and 'fertilize' it with other pitaya plant during this time.

A typical Pitaya fruit only has approx. 50% edible parts. Therefore, half of the rm25/kg (for 3-4 huge fuits) I paid was for the skin !! The fruit is also converted to juice, ice-cream, jelly or even wine - which is very highly-recommended for its 'health-goodness'.

Guess what I discovered in one of the hottest spot in Malaysis?

the passion fruit
(and they even have grapes - sour ones)
How to get there?
Directions to Sungai Pelek & Google Map
Address: No. 71, Kampong Baru, Sepang.
Tel: 012-355 2776 / 016-693 2117 (Dragon Fruit Farm)/ 012-6611 322 (Mr. Lee)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hi Tea @ Atrium - Sunway Pyramid Tower Hotel

Instead of joining the crowd in a shopping mall or having a coach-potato-session at home, we opted for a Hi-Tea session in Atrium cafe, Pyramid Tower Hotel (right next to the elephants Sunway Hotel).

The settings of this restaurant is rather special in which most of the diners are seated in a circular area in the middle of the restaurant where buffets are served around the dining area.
At first, I was a little disappointed with the absence of fresh Oysters, however, their seafood dishes are too good for me to complain any further, particularly the crabs & prawns.

Chinese dim-sum
Their satays are 'un-expectedly'-very-good..
Satay & Peanut sauce
One of their Must-Try is the HongKong Noodles (lai min or egg/wantan noodles). I have to give it a thumb-up especially for their dumplings.

Besides the usual Ceasar salad mix, they do have some pretty unique cold dishes.
Antipasto - Malay version
Soup/ bread/ fresh-baked-chicken-pie
Cakes, Tropical Fruit & Ice cream

Snake fruit ?!?
We signed off with our Standard Chartered Credit card for just rm30+ (50% off). I was also informed that there are still on-going promo for other credit cards.

Atrium Café & Lounge

Lobby Level, Pyramid Tower Hotel,
Persiaran Lagoon - Bandar Sunway, PJ.
Tel: (6-03) 7492 8000 Extn. 6305

Buffet Hi-Tea:
12.00noon - 4.00pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

3U Restaurant @ Cheras

Cheras is one of the residential areas which is blessed with abundance of food sources. For instance, Taman Tayton View is popular for their eateries namely the 3U Restaurant.

This restaurant was featured in a few local TV food-programs and newspaper. We were handed a thick menu of around 15pages which includes vast selection of noodles dishes - from laksa to meat-ball-noodles to wantan, even drinks like bubble milk tea and dessert are available.

Their speciality is the Mixed-Beef-Noodle-Soup (ngau chap min), served with marinated cow parts in a clear and flavourful broth.

Dry Beef Brisket Noodles (ngau lam min)
Fried & Soup Prawn Dumpling
(a prawn in each of the dumpling)
Rojak for dessert
Besides, they sell meat balls too (such as their famous - FuChou Fish balls). Overall, I have no complain about the food, nevertheless, this meal was a little pricier than I have expected.
I have also heard rumours about the departure of their Chef who now open his own restaurant in Puchong.

Restoran 3U
25, Jalan Dato Haji Harun
Taman Tayton View,
Cheras, KL
Tel: 03-9130 6119 or 012-2997 222 (Ow)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nite-Out @ Hark Rock Cafe KL

On a Friday nite, in order to quench our thirst for booze and at the same time to delight our palate, HRC came to mind. And we were just in time for the Happy Hour (before 9pm) - Buy ONE Free ONE. So, we took full advantage and ordered a margarita, long island and a jug of beer [RM68] that came in double each. *Slurp*

For starter, we had
the Jumbo Combo [RM48]
[ClockWise] Hickory-smoked Chicken Wings (very salty!),
Onion Rings, Potato Skins, Chicken 'fingers' and salad + Spring Rolls.
And to share,
HicKory Smoked bar-B-Que Combo [RM62]
the 14-hours-hickory-smoked Beef Brisket served with the tender (and fatty) Beed Slices topped with BBQ sauce and crisp fried onion straws. *Sexymoomoo* And I almost forgot the sides which are the grilled-half-Chicken, ranch beans, coleslaw and fries.

We dine, drink and chat while enjoying the philipines band who performed at 11pm that night. Trully a great night-out, CHEERS.

Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur
Ground Floor, Wisma Concorde
Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

Mon - Sun 11:30AM - 2:30AM
(Kitchen Closes at 10.30pm)