Saturday, December 25, 2010

Little Creatures Brewery @ Fremantle, WA

Little Creatures Brewery-cum-restaurant and cellar-door-bar is shed right on the Fishing Boat Harbour in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Every pint of beer are poured directly from the conditioning tanks.

On the Tap: BRIGHT ALE aka Sunshine in a glass with refreshing fruit fragrance, pineapple, passion fruit and melon. PALE ALE batch takes about six weeks to be fully infused with intense citrus and grapefruit aroma in the live-yeast condition. PILSNER (or the pale lager) is made famous by the German but bare in mind, Czech Republic is where it's born..

The Aussie version of Satay, Kangaroo meat with tomato salsa.

Charred corn to accompany the booze..

Open 7days a week, morning to midnight.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Levain Boulangerie Pâtisserie @ Jln Delima, KL

Levain is an alternative to baker's yeast, used traditionally in France to produce breads with rich aroma and pleasant structure. Boulangerie Pâtisserie (try pronouncing it..) means a French style bakery specializing in pastries and sweets.
Do you know? LeVain Boulangerie Patisserie is owned and managed by Beryl’s Chocolate & Confectionery Sdn Bhd.

The bread

Pumpkin Soup

olio spaghetti

Coffee - far from good!

This is indeed a great place for photographer-wannabe, I was impressed with the French-influenced ext/interior but not the quality of food and drinks. I would still say The Loft for the bread and Dome for the coffee!
P/S: Butter (mini block 50g) is chargeable! BYO

Address: 7, Jln Delima, KL (beside Fukuya Jap Restaurant)
Tel: 03-2142 6611
OPEN: 8am till 8pm daily

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Marutama Ra-Men @ Fahrenheit 88, KL

Marutama finally landed in KL following two (or more?) successful branches in Singapore. Their specialty, Ramen in chicken broth (choice of spicy/ non-spicy) topped with either char-siu (sliced roast pork) or Chicken Meatballs or Vegetarian. You guess it right, only FOUR main courses - all Ra-men in their fast-food-like-one-page-menu..

The Ra-men are surprisingly thin and firmer than the usual ones while the distinctive broth was brewed to perfection with 7 kinds of nuts. The spicy broth is tangy with a squeeze of lemon, not overwhelmed by the chili. However, the regular non-spicy broth would still be my bowl of Ra-men...

Marutama Ra-Men [RM18]
with sliced roast pork, seaweed and spring onions
One of the must-try additional topping is the Ajitsuke Tamago - RM2 (Half-boiled seasoned egg), runny in the inside. If you are not full, leave some soup and ask for additional Ra-men for just RM3. Besides Ra-men, there are some side dishes such as char-siu, pork belly, Gyoza and also the

Cha-siu Gohan [RM8]
A small bowl of rice with roast pork (the pork version of gyu-don)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

El Meson (Breakfast) @ Bangsar

Breakfast like a King at El Meson starring the homemade pork sausage which is slightly charred from the outside but juiciness retained inside, good stuff. The bacon, not as streaky as I would like it to be, guess it was the Italian pancetta instead of the typical-bellyfat piece of goodness.

This breakfast value meal comes with the only healthy side, the freshly squeezed OJ as well as a cuppa..

A very porky burger topped with mushroom, caramelized onions and cheese melted between the sesame bap. Homemade potato cubes and leaves as deco..

The Ultimate Pork Burger (only available for Lunch)

Piggy in Blanket

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

El Meson [Dinner] @ Bangsar

El Meson is known for its Iberico ham, a type of cured ham. The black Spanish Iberian pig (cerdo negro) are fed organically with barley, herbs, acorns and maize which is why it is good for our cholesterol... The hams are salted and left to dry for two months before curing process for at least 12 to 36 months. [Wiki]
TAPAS Gambas Al Ajillo (Prawns in Garlic & Chilli)
served with their home-made bread

Whole Crispy Trotter
(great to have with wine or even better BEER)

Pork Belly and Pork Ribs Stew
with Chorizo and Beans on Boiled Potatoes
Address: 61-63 Jln Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KL
Tel: 03-2282 8290

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cafe Cafe Fine Dining @ KL

A hidden gem in a least expected area, Jalan Maharajalela instead of Champs Elysees. I was blown away by the intimate yet elegant classic decadence of the continental European charm.

Cafe Cafe's Menu is a blend of modern and traditional French dishes using "old-world renaissance techniques" and "fine new-world innovations".

French Apéritif and some Carbo to start,

Baked Escargot With Butter And Parsley

San Medin Savignon Blanc
Miguel Torres

Cafe Cafe Signature - Duck Confit
Pan Fried Tiger Prawns With Aioli

Lemon Sorbet
Chocolate Tart
Adress: 175, Jalan Maharajalela, KL
Tel: 03-2141 8141

Monday, March 15, 2010

Don Too Jap Fast Food@ Melbourne

Don Don/ Too has been my reliable cheap place for Jap food especially during my uni days. It's located along the Little Lonsdale St (between King & Bourke St).

Sashi Don $8+
(Salmon Sashimi on Rice served with salad, mushrooms, ginger..)

Don Don Box $8+
(Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Sukiyaki, salad on Rice Box)
These are the two most pricey dishes in the (less than 10 items) menu, pay attention to the quality (and quantity) and please try to restrain from comparing with 'our so-called Jap Fast Food King?'...

330 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Water Front @ Port Melbourne

WaterFront Station Pier is 15 minutes tram-ride away from the city which provides "an elegant oasis for lunch alfresco" with a strong emphasis on seafood.

Near the entrance, showcase catch-of-the-day with an open kitchen concept.

Tasmania Oysters
Salad of roasted baby beetroots, fetta, walnuts & watercress
“Waterfront fish and chips” king george whiting,
thick cut chips, lemon, tartare sauce
Silver dory, sherry mushroom coulis,
broccolini & sauce vierge
Wiki says : Port Melbourne serves as a transport hub for passenger and cargo vessels including the Spirit of Tasmania.
As manufacturing industry has moved out of the inner city area, Port Melbourbe has become a residential suburb (luxury).

The suburb is bordered by the shore of Hobsons Bay and the lower reaches of the Yarra River.