Pick n’ Brew @ Glenmarie

23 05 2011

Despite dining at Pick n’ Brew numerous times, the place has never failed to impress me with its cozy dining ambiance and an admirable range of Italian and Asian cuisines. With such an attractive atmosphere and food fare, one would never expect to find such a fine restaurant situated in the sprawling industrial zone of Hicom Glenmarie. Indeed, Pick n’ Brew is located at the left wing of the CNI (a multi-level marketing company) building which is another surprising factor for me.

Apart from the food which I will talk about later, Pick n’ Brew serves Graffiti Latte (RM 10) which is a cup of coffee with hand-drawn patterns on the foam.

Apparently, Graffiti Latte has been around for decades. What started from pouring simple pattern on the foam has evolved into a work of art in every drink. The Graffiti Latte comes with two pieces of Biscotti that can be dipped into the coffee.

While RM 10 is expensive for a cup of coffee, the opportunity to witness something as unique as this is really worth paying for. It was a good cup of coffee and the artful design certainly was a bonus to me.

Food at Pick n’ Brew is certainly not cheap but for what it is worth, the food presentation and taste makes up for it. First up is the Crispy Skin Seabass (RM 30).

According to the menu, the seabass is cooked with asparagus, mixed vegetables and tomato salsa sauce. Preparing this dish does require a fine balance between cooking the skin till it is crispy without over drying the fillet meat.

The salsa sauce has a light taste to it and complimented the fish well without overpowering the taste of the fillet.

The Grenobloise Salmon Fillet (RM 28) which was complimented with potatoes, lemon butter and spinach cream was equally good.

The salmon tasted fresh and goes well with the cream and herbs. The taste was light without too much of creamy taste which brings out the flavour of the fresh salmon.

Pick n’ Brew is certainly a good choice for food (and coffee). Despite its unconventional location, the cozy ambiance and great food were more than enough for me to take a slightly longer drive to dine there.

Pick n’ Brew
No. 2, Jalan U1/17
Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park
40000 Shah Alam

Tel: 03-5569 1216
Fax: 03-5568 5561

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Meng Kee Char Siew @ Glenmarie

15 03 2011

I have blogged about the fabulous Char Siew (barbecued pork) at Meng Kee before this so I am not going to write much about it here. Suffice to say, their Char Siew is still one of the best I have tasted so far. Too bad their roast chicken pales in comparison. Nevertheless, if you are a fan of barbecued pork, make sure you drop by this place for some succulent tasty char siew!

To read more about Meng Kee, click here.

Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew
No. 20, Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park
40150 Shah Alam
Tel No: 019 – 379 3629

Business hours: Mondays – Saturdays & Public Holidays (closed on Sundays)
Wantan Mee (7:30 – 11 a.m.)
Char Siew Rice (9 a.m. till finished)

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Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew @ Glenmarie

9 11 2010

The last time I wrote about Meng Kee Char Siew was when I had their Wantan noodles for breakfast. Since I was there early, I did not get a chance to try their famous Char Siew (barbecued pork) rice which was only served at 9 a.m. onwards. Although I had subsequently visited this restaurant to eat their Char Siew rice, I had never made it a point to bring my camera along. Hence, it was my lucky day when my colleagues dropped by at Meng Kee for lunch while I was carrying my gears. What made it even better was an empty table for us to sit at minutes before scores of customers started pouring in.

We ordered a plate of roast chicken for two person (RM 9) and Char Siew for four person (RM 22). The roast chicken was nothing to shout about.

I still hold my opinion that their chicken was only run-of-the-mill ever since I tried it the very first time.

I always had this thought that if their roast chicken is as good as Kie Kee Chicken Rice, it would be a heaven come true for food lovers!

Their Char Siew was a different story altogether. Succulent, tasty and flavoursome.

This is one of the best Char Siew you can find around town.

The Char Siew at Meng Kee are skillfully roasted. The colours were deep amber red (with a slight burnt texture) that looks really appetizing. The meat were very tender as well.

There are some differing opinions on which restaurant serves the best Char Siew in Klang Valley. Some say Meng Kee is the best but I tend to like Famous Seremban Favourites at Aman Suria better.

That is not to say that Meng Kee Char Siew is no good. You won’t go wrong eating at Meng Kee. Just a word of caution. The place is awfully crowded during lunch hours. Go there early to get a place to sit.

Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew
No. 20, Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park
40150 Shah Alam
Tel No: 019 – 379 3629

Business hours: Mondays – Saturdays & Public Holidays (closed on Sundays)
Wantan Mee (7:30 – 11 a.m.)
Char Siew Rice (9 a.m. till finished)

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MC Curry @ Glenmarie

17 10 2010

When I dropped by MC Curry for lunch yesterday, I was delighted to see the printouts from my earlier write up about their food were still pasted on the front stall. Hence, it was no surprise that the owner, Mr. Mcculloch still recognise me. When I asked him whether there was anything new to try that day, he quickly pointed to the signage at the back of him which reads ‘Hot Wok Mee’. That explains why there were stacks of little woks and bamboo baskets at the front of the counter.

While most people would know that MC Curry is famous for their curry noodle, I was curious to find out how their Hot Wok Mee (RM 4.80) fares.

After taking my first bite, I was glad to say that it didn’t disappoint me at all. The taste was just right. When I sipped the soup, it was like ‘Mmmm…..’ with a gleeful smile. The fresh ingredients (prawns, pork slices and fish cakes contributes to the yumminess of the meal.

Although the soup was piping hot, the shape of the Yee Mee was still in the original cake form indicating that it was cooked without being overly soggy.

The soup reminds me of the Cantonese fried noodle variant. Overall, it was a two thumbs up for me.

My colleague took the dry curry noodle (RM 4.30 for small portion).

According to my colleague, the curry was flavoursome which was hardly surprising given it is one of MC Curry trademark meal. There were generous amount of fried shallots covering the chicken meat.

Judging from the picture, and what I wrote about it in my previous post and one can safely assume that the taste is still very good.

Some pictures of the sifu in action. Mr. Mcculloch prepares the food himself. Don’t let the picture fool you. He is a very friendly man and will give you a warm smile if he is not too busy. Overall, we were all happy with our lunch. With good food at reasonable price, MC Curry is definitely my choice of place to eat at Glenmarie.

Restoran MC Curry Noodles
No.7 Jalan Juruaudit U1/37
Section U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: 016 2770131

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Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh @ Glenmarie

13 09 2010

A while ago, I blogged about Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh which opened its newest branch at Glenmarie. Many of my friends visited the restaurant and unanimously agreed that the food was really awesome. The soup was thick and rich with herbal taste while the meat was soft and flavoursome. It was so good that I repeatedly visited my own blog just to reminiscent the food I had there.

Just a few weeks back, I decided to eat at this place again. Quality wise, the food was as good as the first time I tasted. Both the Pai Kut and Luan Kut (RM 9.50 per serving) were finished in no time at all. If you want more description about the food, please click here. Here are all the pictures taken during my second visit at Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh. We also took the pork intestine and You Tiao which was equally good. Highly recommended if you are a Bak Kut Teh lover!

Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh
No. 20, Jalan Jurureka U1/40
Seksyen U1
40150 Glenmarie
Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Website: http://www.paoxiangbkt.com

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Pick n’ Brew @ Glenmarie

14 08 2010

I am always fascinated with how café in foreign countries can whip up a cup of coffee with hand-drawn patterns on the foam. When I had my lunch at Pick n’ Brew last week, I was ecstatic to find out that they also offer serve the same hand-drawn coffee or better known as ‘Graffiti Latte’.  Apparently, Graffiti Latte has been around for decades. What started from pouring simple pattern on the foam has evolved into a work of art in every drink.

Graffiti Latte at Pick ‘n Brew costs RM 10 per cup. Not a cheap price to pay considering I could get a similar drink elsewhere at a cheaper price. But the opportunity to see the Graffiti Latte myself was something worth paying for.

I was gasping in awe when I saw the cup. It was really a work of art!

A closer look…

I also took the black pepper seafood (RM 24).

There were prawns, clams and squid cooked with spaghetti with black pepper sauce.

For that price, I would expect a great tasting meal. Unfortunately, the black pepper taste was too overpowering.

Still, what amazes me what the Graffiti Latte. Food wise, it was rather disappointing for me.

Pick n’ Brew
No. 2, Jalan U1/17
Hicom Glenmarrie Industrial Park
40000 Shah Alam

Tel: 03-55691216
Fax: 03-55685561
email: customer@picknbrew.com

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Oriental Chicken Restaurant @ Glenmarie

6 08 2010

Oriental Chicken has recently opened its doors at Glenmarie, Shah Alam. Despite being the new kid on the block, they have already garnered a sizable number of patrons during lunch hours. Being curious, my colleagues decided to give this place a try to see what the buzz was all about.

I took the steam chicken rice which costs RM 5.90 per meal. I was told that this is one of their signature dish which comes as no surprise as  it tasted very good. The chicken meat was tender and smooth. Flavour wise, I would rank this place on the same level as Kar Heong which I blogged about previously.

And of course, what would a plate of chicken rice be without bean sprout? Thick and crunchy, the individual sprouts were an absolute delight to chew on.

And for something different they also offered what is called as chef set meal (RM 8.90). The dish consists of barbecued pork, long beans, sambal and a sunny side up. According to my colleague it was tasty. From what I can tell, the barbecued pork looks nicely marinated and flavoursome.

Overall, I find Oriental Chicken a noteworthy place to dine. Recommended for anyone who fancy a good place of chicken rice.

Oriental Chicken Restaurant
No. 22, Jalan Jurureka U1/40
Seksyen U1
40150 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 013-338 2699 (Jimmy Ong)
Email: orientalchicken@gmail.com

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