Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Daily Grind @ Bangsar Village I

Whenever I decided to have a booze-free weekend, I would think of The Daily Grind. It is located at the lower ground of the Bangsar Village I Shopping Centre, overlooking the busy Jln Telawi 1. And it operates till late during the weekends, unlike the other cafe in the mall.

Hummingbird Cake
Banana and Pineapple cake moistened with layers of cream cheese
Peanut Butter & Roasted Banana Pie
Strawberry flavoured cheese pudding
Besides the sweet delish, they make their own burgers, sauces, cakes and even pickles.

Burger of the Week
Medium-doneness-beef-patty topped with grilled banana

Address: LG 8 Lower Ground, Bangsar Village 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar KL
Telephone: +60 3 2287 6708
Open: Everyday 11:00am-11:00pm

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sushi Tei @ Tropicana Mall

With almost a dozen of Sushi Tei outlets in Singapore alone and FIRST in Klang Valley. The most significant difference is that there's no Q outside the Tropicana Mall Jap Restaurant unlike the SG chains.

From the Sushi Train,

Salmon Mentai Sushi
(Salmon topped with codfish roe - creamy & rich taste)


Thought we need something to warm our tummies.

Seafood paper hot pot
in Miso soup
Then, fill it nicely with some Fresh Sashimi and Carbo,

Chirashi Don
Address: Tropicana City Mall, Lot 6-16 Ground Floor, Jln. SS20/27, PJ
Tel: 03-7728 9299

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Xan Ling Bak Kut Teh @ Segambut

This is absolutely a gem for BKT lovers and it's not as far as Klang, located along Jln Kuching. It is right behind an abandoned wooden-furniture factory and opposite some newly-built shop lots.

The dining area is an open-air space with plenty of fans (need I say more?). But, you will be surprised with the finely crafted wooden furniture.

The hokiens, the BKT specialist are very capable in cooking 'soupy' or dark-soya-sauced dishes. Besides the herbal Pork soup, their specialties are the home-made noodles, Yam rice and other Porky delicacy.

Bak Kut Teh
clear soup with generous pork sevings
(but lacking in Yok choi - chinese Herb taste)Home made noodles
in Hokien style, Seafood-Pork-Vege soup
Braised Pork - Kao Yuk
(Very addictive, especially the fat/skin!)

Chicken Feet
dark sauce with a little spiciness from the dried chili

Sweet Potato Leaf
- baby
Last but not least, my favourite

Yam with Gai Choi + Ha mai (mini-prawns) Rice
Business Hours: Morning till 3pm (Closed on Tuesday)

Tel: 012-379 1549 (Karen) or 016-210 0826 (Xan Ling)

My Elephant Thai Restaurant @ SS17

my Elephant is nothing like the Thai Restaurant chain in Klang Valley (Amarin-Flying Chillies-Bangkok Jam-Just Thai-etc..) - in term of its Thai originality and also the dining experience is fantastic.

It is in one of the ground-floor-shop-lots in the SS17 Happy Mansion Flat (not far from 6to9Grill), not facing the main road. However, during dinner time, you will see cars (including the fancy ones) filled the parking lots along the dark alley and the non-stop flow of customers. So, Reservation is essential especially during the weekends.

Nikom, the cook who hails Thailand's northern most city - Chiang Rai as the heart and soul of Thai food. His menu looks very 'authentically Thai', it took us a long time to figure out what to order. For the Thai Teaser (appetizer), we had paper roll/ popiah previously, so this time, we opted for..

Tod Man Plah
.Handmade Deep Fried Thai Fish Cakes.

Not just Tom Yam, they have Tom Ka [Semi Sweet Galangal-Lemongrass Soup with Aromatic Herbs & Coconut Milk] , Tom Som [Clear Galangal-Lemongrass-Lime Soup with Aromatic Thai Herbs] and also the non-spicy soups.

myElephant Tom Yum Seafood
.SUPER Spicy Galangal-Lemongrass-Lime Soup

with Aromatic Herbs & Homemade Red Chilli Paste.

As for THai curry (besides the Green and Red), you could try their Curry + Fruit (such as lychee/Rambutan) or perhaps the DUCK curry which has this extra twist of fruit sweetness, refreshing yet spicy - very special, MUST TRY.

Gaeng Keow Wan
Thai Green Curry with Chicken.

Other Must-Try's are the SnowFish -salt baked and the Thai Salads. These Thai dishes are accompanied with the healthy Rice mix (Jasmine + Brown).

The Siamese Drinks are the Coolers, Mojito (non alcoholic) and smoothie which are all very good firemen, particularly the Pandan Cooler.

Address - C-G-4 Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, SS 17, PJ
Call (rsvp.) - 010 - 220 1283
myElephant WEBSITE

*CLosed on MONday*

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tak Fok Crab @ Kepong

"Tak Fok HK Seafood Restaurant in Kepong - RM18/kg Crab" is the reason why we settled-in for an early-6pm-dinner. The main reason is to avoid the crowd, whereby one will have to Q in order to place an order, then wait for a vacant table.

Their house specialities are the Salted Egg Crab as well as the calories-packed-

Cheese Crab
Kam Heong Crab

Sweet & Sour Crab

man tao (for the crab-sauce)
Besides crabs, we also had
Tong Bo Yuk (Pork) RM20

Spinach Tofu with mushroom

Stir-fried Taiwanese long beans
with button mushrooms
Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
Address: 2-24 Jln. Desa, Desa Aman Puri, Kepong. TEL: 03-6272 3346

Branch: 23, Jln. Puteri 2/5, Bandar Puteri, Puchong. TEL: 03-8060 6994
Business Hours: 12pm-3pm & 6pm-11pm

Monday, July 6, 2009

Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles @ Tmn. Desa

Arguably the best Fish Head Noodles in town. Woo Pin operates from early morning (7.30am) till their last bowl of fish head noodles everyday (except Monday).

Their specialty is definitely the fresh fish head (non-fried) mee-hoon soup. the broth is fantastic - with chunks of tomato, smoothness from the milk and not forgetting the Chinese-wine.

Price: RM6.50 (small) & RM8.00 (big)
The Yee-mee (and fried fish-head) version,

Besides, they also serve pretty good beverages.

Sour plum - Barley with Fu-chok & gingko

Address: Jalan 1/109F, Taman Danau Desa, KL (right opp. Sek. Keb. Danau Perdana)

Yuen Steamboat Buffet @ Sunway

Yuen Buffet has been a very popular place among the students, even during my college days. During the weekends, the patrons are happy to wait more than an-hour for their eating spree for only Rm19.80/pax. One can either choose TomYam or ChickenSoup or both.

Fresh Seafood
Meat (balls)
Nooodles, Bean-curb skin, etc..
Besides steamboat, Yuen also offers Meehoon, curry chicken,

Chicken Wings - first grab first serve basis
and also the dessert such as ice cream, jelly and kuih.

Address: 32A-1 Jalan PJS 8/6, Mentari Plaza, Bandar Sunway, PJ
Tel: 03-5637 5825 or 016-208 6678

Business Hour: LUNCH 12-3pm
DINNER 5pm-12am