Heaven Cafe @ Ara Damansara

20 11 2010

I had a quick lunch at Heaven Cafe and ordered the chicken omelette rice (RM 8.90) which comes in two variants, namely the sesame dressing and also Teriyaki sauce. Chicken omelette rice is basically butter rice wrapped with a layer of egg with slices of chicken on top. Here are the pictures taken.

 

Heaven Cafe
No. 137-G, Jalan PJU1/41B
NZX Commercial Centre
47301 Ara Damansara
Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 03-78859488

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Restoran Do Re Mi @ Ara Damansara

19 07 2010

One of the coffee shop that I usually frequent during lunch time is Restoran Do Re Mi at Ara Damansara. Apart from its catchy name which is synonymous to musical notes, this place is quite popular among office workers due to the variety of food that are sold there.

A visit to this coffee shop won’t be complete without trying the Bitter Gourd Noodle (RM 4). Usually, the idea of cooking noodle with bitter gourd may not sound to appealing to most people including yours truly. However, my skepticism instantly diminished as soon as I had a taste of its soup. Not only was the soup sweet, the bitter gourd compliments the taste pretty well.

The inclusion of pork slices was a plus point together with a huge chunk of toufu.

Bitter gourd has never tasted so good…

My colleague took the vegetable egg noodle as its texture is different from the usual type of noodle.

I ordered the Imperial Noodle (RM 5.80) which was served in a mini wok. Having a fancy name like Imperial Noodle sure sounded appealing to me. True to its name, Imperial Noodle, implying a majestic meal has a variety of stuff in it. From a huge chunk of crab meat and fried fillet, the dish certainly looked appetizing.

The fishballs were springy and tasted quite alright.

They also included half cooked egg on top of the noodle.

Overall, the noodle was pretty okay although my preference still goes to the Bitter Gourd Noodle.

The soup has a clear taste which was a surprise for me as I would expect a more flavoursome taste due to the handful of stuff in it. Personally, I find it a bit bland for my taste bud.


Restoran Do Re Mi
Jalan PJU 1A/20G
Dataran Ara Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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Pick n’ Brew @ Glenmarie

17 06 2010

While looking for a place to eat around Glenmarie, we found this hidden gem tucked away in the industrial zone of the area. Pick n’ Brew is a nice and cozy restaurant located on the corner of CNI building at Jalan U1/17. It took us quite a fair bit of effort to locate this place but thanks to Google Map and some wrong turninsg, we managed to find it eventually.

First thing that struck me was how nice the interior was. I couldn’t help but to snap some pictures while waiting for our food to come.

And speaking about food, we opted for their set lunch which comes with a soup of the day, a main course and a choice of either coffee or tea.

The soup of the day happened to be Tomato Soup which tasted great.

There were three choices for the main course namely Herb Crusted Fish…

… Teriyaki Chicken.

I had the Grilled Lamb Shoulder and it was worth trying. The meat was nicely cooked without the usual gamey smell. Did I mention that it was very tasty too? Price wise, each set lunch costs RM 28.00 which is not cheap but the ambiance and food makes it worth it.

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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Little Wok Mee @ Ming Yang

7 02 2010

Since my office is located near to Ara Damansara, I will usually drive to Ming Yang Restaurant to eat during my lunch break. Although the place is situated at the back of NZX, the amount of customers seen during lunch hours is surprisingly good. I guess this is partly attributed to the good food that are prepared by the individual stalls there.

Last week, I ordered the Little Wok Mee which is served with.. yes, a little wok. As cute as it is, this is not the first time I seen such dish. I guess apart from its cosmetic appearance, the noodles are cooked using the wok.

I chose yee mee and added fried fishballs since I felt very hungry that afternoon.

For RM 5.50, the portion was really generous. They also gave a few pieces of prawns too.

As you can see, the noodle is nicely cook (not too soft) while the gravy is thick. I finished my meal in no time as it was really appetizing.

Restoran Ming Yang
Jalan PJU 1A/41B
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan





Rooibos Kafe @ Ara Damansara

27 12 2009

Last week, I stopped by Rooibos Kafe for lunch after my Morib trip. Feeling pretty exhausted and hungry, all I could think of was food. In case you are wondering, Rooibos Kafe shares the same name as Rooibos tea which originates from South Africa. From what I read on the Internet, the tea is caffeine free and contains some sort of health properties to alleviate stomach cramps, insomnia, high blood pressure and even eczema.

Being my second time to this place, I knew that their garlic bread was worth ordering. The deep yellow texture on the bread indicates the generous amount of butter and garlic mixture they used for them.

I also had the grilled BBQ chicken which came with black pepper sauce.

There were also some broccoli and potato wedges.

I must say, the wedges were very tasty as they added some sort of special flour to fry with it.

My girlfriend took the deep fried fish and wedges. The fish fillet kind of reminds me of chicken nuggets but it tastes good nonetheless.

The fried fish was also accompanied with coleslaw.

The wedges were so good (yeah I mentioned it again) that we had another basket of them.

Rooibos Kafe
A-G-17, Blok A
No. 8, Jalan PJU 1A/20A
Dataran Ara Damansara
Ara Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-78456545





Mee Sedap Instant Noodle

15 12 2009

Instant noodles is one of the favourite choice for a quick meal among Malaysians. Mention the word ‘Maggi’ and people would instantly think of the distinctive yellow packaging with flavours such as Tom Yam, Asam Laksa or Chicken printed on the front. Although there are many different brand of instant noodles around, the word Maggi has somehow been loosely used as a generic term to describe instant noodle.

Although Maggi has always been the #1 choice for most people, there is another brand of instant noodle called ‘Mee Sedap’ which is quite noteworthy. Literally means ‘Delicious Noodle’, it is fast gaining popularity here due to its tastiness.

Since I have nothing better to do, I took some pictures of how this lip smacking meal is being prepared. The noodle is boiled in hot water for about 5 – 10 minutes…

And while waiting for the noodle to be cooked, the seasoning powder, seasoning oil, chili sauce and soya sauce) are poured onto the plate so that it can be mixed with the noodle later.

Here we have the springy noodles which has just been cooked.

Add the crunchy fried onions which comes together with the instant noodle…

Mixed it all together and voila! A plate of tasty Mee Sedap.





Balifeel @ Bangsar South

7 12 2009

Balifeel is a newly open restaurant at The Sphere in Bangsar South. Located at the vicinity of Kampung Kerinchi, The Sphere is a new commercial cum shopping mall that has recently opened with a few nice restaurants.

Offering authentic Balinese dishes with names such as Kenangan Balifeel, Jimbaran Seafood Platter and Be Pasih Mepanggan it is hard to resist the temptation of trying just about everything they have in the menu.

The restaurant is also nice decorated with Balinese theme. There is an outdoor section for those who rather enjoy their meal in the open air.

My girlfriend took the Nasi Goreng Kitamani (RM 8.90) which comes with a piece of fried chicken. Kitamani is a place in Bali famous for its volcanoes. After tasting this meal, I reckon the place must be also well known for its fried rice!

The dish was also prepared with some shredded fried eggs and crackers.

I ordered the Kenangan Balifeel (RM 12.00) which means Memories of Bali. This dish comes recommended in their menu. It a combination of grilled chicken wing, sate lili (skewered meat) and cumi cumi (squid).

The food presentation was very nice as it was served on a rattan plate. Here is a close up picture of the squid which was cooked with sambal.

My verdict? It is delicious! This is one of the best Balinese food I have tried so far.

Beside the food, I have to also mention that their dessert, Es Teller (RM 5.00) is worth ordering. It may look simple judging by the various mixed fruits they have in there but it has a nice milky and sweet taste to it.

If you are interested to try some great Balinese food, head down to Bangsar South, The Sphere.

Balifeel
Lot G-5, Ground Floor
The Sphere
No. 1, Avenue 1, Bangsar south
No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2441 3188





Kenny Rogers Roaster @ Subang Parade

17 11 2009

Unexpectedly, my six months old Dell Latitude hard disk crashed last night. All my post processed photos are stored there. And since those are my only copies, I hope it can be salvaged once the technician remove the faulty hard disk for me to connect it with an external casing.

Anyway, here are some pictures taken at Kenny Rogers Roasters at Subang Parade a few days back when I was having lunch there.

When Kenny Rogers Roasters arrived in Malaysia many years ago, its first outlet in Bangsar was a big hit. Firewood were used to roast the chicken which makes it tastier compared to KFC.

However, as years gone by Kenny Rogers Roaster became less popular. I even heard of stories where the chickens are no longer cooked using firewood. Putting rumors aside, I just came to know through Wikipedia that Kenny Rogers Roaster went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and was since bought over by Nathan Famous Inc. in 1999. In Malaysia, the franchise was bought over by Berjaya Group.

We took the set menu which came with a quarter chicken and choices of three side dishes. The chicken was nicely cooked with brown sauce poured over it.

And here is the Garden Salad Pasta which is one of the side dishes that we chose…

… and the White Creamy Coleslaw.

They even throw in some nice Kenny’s Famous Muffins which came with the set meal and a choice of drink. Surprisingly the muffin was very good too.

Overall, I would rate this place as pretty good since I had a hearty meal that afternoon.

LG29D, Lower Ground, Subang Parade, No 5 Jalan SS16/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor
Tel: 603- 5632 6150





Delicious Nyonya @ Tropicana City Mall

16 11 2009

There was a new restaurant recently opened at Tropicana City Mall called Delicious Nyonya. It is apparently owned by the Tai Thong Group which has a whole range of other F&B outlets such as San Francisco Steakhouse, Royal Thai, Room Eighteen, Bad Ass Coffee and etc.

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Nyonya cuisine is synonymous to delicious food since its history traces back to the days where early Chinese settlement from China weds local Malay folks. As a result, the first generation of mixed Chinese-Malays were known as Peranakan (male being known as Baba while female as Nyonya). Consequently, nyonya food is a fusion of the Malay and Chinese style cooking style.

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I had high hopes when I walked into Delicious Nyonya that day for lunch with my colleagues. The restaurant is spacious and bright while the furnishing is reminicient of the Baba Nyonya style restaurant.

Food however was a mixed bag. I ordered the nasi lemak which was recommended by the waiter.

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It was ok as far as the taste is concern. As usual, the dish came with some Acar and ikan bilis.

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Oh apart from ala carte meals, they also sell Nyonya Kuih. Kuih Seri Muka is commonly seen everywhere.

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This is called Kuih Ketayap which has coconut fillings wrapped with green pancake skin.

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Pulut panggang is another crowd favourite.

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The Asam Fish was a disappointment. My colleague told me that it tasted raw or uncooked. When we raised this up with the waiter, we were told that the fish that they used (ikan Tenggiri) has that natural smell / taste in them.

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However, we didn’t buy the story and they promptly swapped it with Nyonya Curry Chicken. This one actually fared better and I like it although my colleague said that the ‘santan’ (coconut milk) taste was very heavy.

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Similarly, the Nyonya Laksa shared the same comment.

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Some of the food came with side dishes such as this small bowl of Acar and mixed vegetables.

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As for dessert, they threw in a bowl of green bean dessert soup. I find it too sweet for my taste.

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Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this place as I have tasted much better Peranakan food elsewhere. Perhaps, we were there on the wrong day when the food somehow weren’t that great.

Delicious Nyonya
Lot G-33A, Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall,
No. 3, Jalan Ss20/27
47400 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603-77222524





Room Eighteen @ Tropicana City Mall

2 11 2009

Room Eighteen is a newly opened restaurant by Tai Thong group at Tropicana City Mall in Petaling Jaya. Those that love Chinese cuisine should give this place a try as the food is pretty good. I had a chance to try their food last Saturday while walking around the mall.

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The interior looks very contemporary for a Chinese restaurant.

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For appetizer, they serve us with a bowl of crackers with sweet sour sauce and toufu with rojak sauce. Overall both of them tasted alright and helped to fill our stomach before the main dishes arrive. My only complain is that it costs RM 6 for the appetizer which is not cheap.

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There is a set lunch promotion going on at the moment where each set meal costs around RM 12+. However, customers can’t choose which meal they would like to have as they have only two choices of set lunch dishes every day. However, we were lucky as they have prawn dumpling noodles on Saturday. The dumplings were quite big while the skin is amazingly thin. I guess it takes a pair of skillful hands to wrap the skin flour around the fillings. You can almost see the content of the dumplings since the skin is semi transparent.

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They even thrown in a cup of mango pudding as part of the set lunch menu.

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I tried the steam rib rice which comes highly recommended by the waiter. It is also in the set lunch menu but only for Tuesday (if I remember correctly). Anyway, I decided to order this despite not having a free drink that comes with a set menu. Despite that, I have no regret at all. The rice was soft while the steam ribs are very flavoursome. I think the ribs were marinated before steaming it, hence the yummy taste.

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While I didn’t get a chance to try the other stuff, I figured the restaurant must be quite popular judging by the Saturday afternoon crowd. Those who loves Chinese food should give this place a try.

Room Eighteen
Ground Floor
Tropicana City Mall
Tel : +603 7728 8128
Fax: +603 7728 8182








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