Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Max, IHaus @ Imbi, KL [Set Lunch RM25]

Set Lunch at Max IHaus is priced at rm25 (was rm22).

Complimentary Ice Lemon Tea

To start,

Warm balsamic glaze cod fish on mesclun greens
with cherry tomatoes, olives and fig vinaigrette

Tomato cream soup garnished

with smoked duck and potato

To fill-up,

Pan seared butter fish fillet

with garlic pesto tomato sauce on sautéed potatoes

Char-broiled chicken bread

with grain mustard sauce and mushroom mélange on garden greens

Max’s dessert,

Strawberry kataify

with rum macerated fresh fruits and vanilla ice cream (+RM14)

Fresh brewed Italian style ILLY Arabica coffee (+RM8)

iHaus was founded by an RMIT Melbourne grad and his wife and this place carries the big-international-high-class furniture brands. For me, it’s the food that I am here. But I have to say it was a great dining experience despite having to eat in a furniture shop. Well, at least I could now say that I’ve dined on dunno-what-brand table + chair which could easily cost me a trip to Old Trafford….

Address: Lot No 32 Jalan Jati Off Jalan Bukit Bintang 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603 2142 9720

Business Hours: Everyday from 11:30am - 10:00pm

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Dim Sum @ Grand Imperial Restaurant , Hartamas

Yum Cha at Grand Imperial Restaurant.

To tell whether a restaurant serves good dimsum, one does not really need a menu. Just the following few common ones would give us a very good idea.

Ha Gao (Shrimp Dumplings)

Siu Mai (means 'to cook & sell' - wiki)

Cha Siu Bao (Pork Bun)

Wu Kok (Fried Yam with Pork fillings)

Har Cheong (Rice Noddle Roll with Shrimps)

Pei-dan & Sau-yuk Juk
(Century Egg & Lean Pork Porridge)

I was craving for dimsum for awhile and probably that’s why I have no complaint. The little dishes served hot and was great in term of taste. Besides, the dining ambience is comfortable, looks ‘grand’ in the in-side-out and the service was good.

Address: First Floow, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Sri Hartamas

Tel: 03-6201 3777

*The other two branches are in Bangsar and Subang USJ.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cava Spanish Restaurant @ Bangsar

We have seen the sudden emergence of the Spanish influences in town, such as El Meson (in Bangsar) and Bar Madrid (of Jaya One). This reminds me of a visit to the great Spanish restaurant, Cava.

Complimentary Doritos Corn Chips to start with.

Do you know Tapas means cover/ lid in Spanish? This is the story.. “Bar tenders were said to have placed a slice of bread on top of customer’s glasses in order to keep flies and insects out of their drinks. Later, the creativity of certain bar tenders saw slices of cheese and ham added on the bread which created very enticing snacks.”

Tapas - Prawn pil pil

Tapas - Sautéed Baby Octopus

Paella (means “frying pan” in Spanish)

with fresh mix seafood - Great fragranced dish, left me craving for more..


with fresh orange shaken with red shiraz, triple sec and lemon juice

Address: 71 Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, KL

Tel: 03-2093 6637

* Operating hours:

12pm – 3pm on Mon to Sat and Only Open for Dinner on Sunday/ Public Holidays