Ravi’s @ Petaling Jaya

31 08 2010

Ravi’s, located at 3 2 Square Petaling Jaya remains one of my favourite place for breakfast. I have blogged about it previously and hence, I won’t elaborate on how delicious their food is.

This time around, I decided to try their Coconut Appam (RM 1). Interestingly, Appam is made from fermented rice flour. This explains the slight sourish taste when I ate it. Not that it is a bad thing as I enjoyed eating a simple meal like this.

A trip to Ravi’s won’t be complete without eating their Roti Canai (RM 1). It was freshly cooked with flaky textures and a slight crispiness on the edge.

Besides the plain version, their Roti Canai with egg and onion (RM 2.70) was pretty good too.

And besides the great food, the friendly staff at Ravi’s will always be ready to serve you with a smile!

Restoran Ravi’s
No. E-33A-01 Dataran 3 Two
No.2, Jalan 19/1
46300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-7957 1441

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Hawker stall @ Jalan Klang Lama

31 08 2010

Every time when I drive along Old Klang Road, I can’t help but to notice scores of people eating at a make shift stall opposite the BHP Petrol station near to the turning to Kuchai Lama from Old Klang Road. Hence, I decided to try out the food one evening just to find out for myself if the food are worth eating. There are actually two stalls there. One is selling ‘Tai Chow’ while the other, Wanton Noodle.

First up, I ordered ‘Wat Tan Hor’ or Flat Rice Noodle with Egg which costs RM 6 per plate.

One of the main criteria for a good plate of Wat Tan Hor is the smoothness of the noodle.

Here, the dish did not disappoint at all. In fact, the noodle has ample ‘Wok Hei’ which made it so tasty. The prawns were also fresh.

Not forgetting, the slices of pork…

The Wanton Noodle (RM 5) was equally good. Slices of barbecued pork complement the dish very well.

Although not as good as Meng Kee Wanton Noodle, it was nevertheless still delicious.

The two stalls are opened from evening till late at night. Good place for people hunting for food at the wee hours of the night.

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Food Foundry @ Petaling Jaya

28 08 2010

Food Foundry has been in existence for a few years now. Tuck at the corner of Happy Mansion Apartment at Section 17, the place has generated quite a buzz when they introduced their Vanilla mille crêpe (RM 9.00) back then.

For those who doesn’t know, Mille crêpe is a type of french cake with ‘a thousand’ thin layers pancake. As a result, these individual layers provide a distinctive light and airy texture.

Simply put, this is one of the best cake I have eaten so far. You won’t find many places offering this sort of cake which makes it all the more reason to patronise Food Foundry.

Besides the dessert, Food Foundry some great tasting food too. Take the Mediterranean Chicken (RM 18.00) for example. Using natural herbs, the taste was surprisingly light in a good way. I guess this is where the freshness of the ingredients used play an important part. Suffice to say, this meal did not disappoint me at all.

The Pan Fried Dory Fish with Cream Sauce (RM 15.00) was another hearty meal. The fish was moist and nicely cooked.

The mashed potatoes was the real deal unlike those powdery type which some restaurant used.

Overall, it is a nice place to dine. The decorations are kept to a minimum but charming in its own ways.

Food Foundry
BG-8, Happy Mansion
Jalan 17/13
46400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel/Fax: 03-7955 3885

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Ramadhan Baazar @ Bangsar Baru

23 08 2010

Since it is the Ramadhan month, I took a quick walk around the bazaar around Jalan Maarof at Bangsar to see what the Malay traders were selling last weekend. Unfortunately, the Sunday night market was also there which lessen the number of traders there. Here are some of the quick snapshots I took during my brief visit there.

Ramadhan Bazaar
Jalan Maarof
59000 Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur

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Restoran Ful Lai @ Kuchai Lama

22 08 2010

Mention the word ‘Dim Sum’ and the first thing that comes into my mind is Restoran Ful Lai at Kuchai Lama. Located just opposite of Pappa Rich, this coffee shop is usually packed at any time of the day. In fact, their business is so good that their operating hours stretch all the way till 3 a.m.

Two words can probably sum up their Dim Sum; fresh and delicious. The price is not really cheap by comparison (our meal costs RM 50++), but the food was really good. I shall leave you all with the pictures of the food we had. Highly recommended if you are a Dim Sum lover.

1G, (GF) Jalan 2/116B
Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7983 6851

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June @ Taman Desa

18 08 2010

It was a pleasure having a photoshoot with June last weekend. She was very natural in front of the camera which made it easy for me to compose my shots. Overall, it was a good learning experience for me to shoot portrait instead of the usual food shots.

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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Restoran N-Kee @ Ara Damansara

12 08 2010

My colleague recommended a Chinese coffee shop at Ara Damansara for Hakka Mee last week. While I haven’t eaten too many different Hakka Mee to tell which one is the best, the one that I had at N-Kee was quite good. The noodle was served with barbecued pork which was nicely grilled as the outer skin has a slight burnt texture.

They also added minced pork which gives a tinge of sweetness to the dish.

The wanton wasn’t really great. Compared to some of the better ones I have tasted, this one was only average at best.

For RM 5, it is the standard price to pay for lunch nowadays in a city area.

Overall, given the limited choices around Ara Damansara, the  Hakka Mee is one of the better tasting meal around.

Restoran N-Kee
Jalan PJU 1A/20C
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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Kung Fu Smooth Pan Mee @ Taman Sri Sentosa

11 08 2010

I have heard my friends talking about a famous Pan Mee shop at Taman Sri Sentosa a while ago. After doing some Internet browsing, I found out that this shop is also dubbed as “The elusive Pan Mee stall No. 28”. True to its name, it took me quite a while to locate this shop even when I was using Google Map while driving. However, my persistency paid off when I managed to spot this place after a few wrong turns.

Luckily there weren’t much customers by the time I arrived there. I ordered the big bowl of Pan Mee which costs RM 6.

While I am not too sure why it is named as ‘Kung Fu Pan Mee’, I supposed their noodles are skillfully made (hence the word Kung Fu) resulting in a surprisingly smooth texture.

And yes, it does taste very good. If I had to come up with a word to describe it, I would say ‘Original’ as the taste somewhat reminded me of how a good traditional bowl of Pan Mee supposed to be cooked.

The usual ingredients such as pork, fungus, black mushrooms, fried anchovies and potato leaves were there.

The noodle are longer than the usual Pan Mee shop elsewhere.

If I had to choose, I would say that this is one of the best Pan Mee stall I had been so far.

Kung Fu Smooth Pan Mee
No. 28, Jalan Seri Sentosa 9A/133
Taman Sri Sentosa
off Jln Klang Lama
58000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 016-288 3911 (Jesmond/Molly)

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Tappers Caffe @ Bangsar South

10 08 2010

Tappers Caffee offers a kopitiam style dining experience reminiscent of the good old colonial days. The interior is charmingly designed with rattan chairs, white marble tables and old photographs which exude a warm colonial ambiance once you stepped into this cafe.

One of their recommended dish is the Tappers Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM 10.80).

Described as northern Hainan-style chicken chop, the dish came with a generous serving of potatoes, peas as well as carrots.

The chicken was nicely cooked albeit a bit cold. Nevertheless, the potatoes are soft and complimented the gravy nicely.

Too bad the carrot looks a bit stale in comparison.

We also tried the Soda Goo Leng Ping (RM 2.80). Using a mixture of red syrup with milk, the drink is reminiscent of ‘Syrup Bandung’ which is commonly served at Mamak stalls.

Tappers Kopi (RM 2.70) was pretty aromatic.

The Hainanese Fried Mee is also another noteworthy dish.

Stir fried using thick yellow noodle, the inclusion of chicken, fish and cuttlefish made this meal really appetizing.

For those who like the extra ‘kick’, the sambal willl definitely suit their taste.

I like the fact that the noodle was not too wet or dry.

Overall, I find Tappers Caffe to be a nice place for dining. The reasonable price with nice ambiance were definitely a plus point.

Tappers Caffee
Unit G-1, Ground Floor The Sphere
No. 1, Avenue 1 Bangsar South
No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-22412963

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