Restoran PKS Maju @ Taman Sungai Besi Indah

25 05 2011

When Eric told me about a mamak shop which is famous for its Nasi Goreng Mamak (Mamak Fried Rice) at Seri Kembangan, I was more than eager to check it out. The best Nasi Goreng Mamak that I fondly remember was back in my college days. Back then, it was the staple food for me as I can’t afford to eat anywhere else with my measly pocket allowance. Still, it was really delicious but the shop has since been closed down.

So when I was driving to Taman Sungai Besi Indah to try the fried rice there, I was hoping it would taste at least as good as how I remembered my favourite Nasi Goreng Mamak to be. Restoran PKS Maju is located not far away from the Esso Station near to Mines Shopping Centre along Lebuhraya Sungai Besi.

Eric recommended the Nasi Goreng Mamak with fried chicken (RM 5) which comes with huge portion of rice and chunks of chicken meat. Thumbs up for that. The rice were fried with ample amount of spices yet it was not too overpowering with the taste of curry powder. Each grain of rice can be tasted inside the mouth with that goodness of “hmmmmm” satisfaction.

Comparatively speaking, the Nasi Goreng at PKS Maju does have a similar taste with the one I had back in my college days. Thumbs up!

As for the chicken (I save the best for last), it was moist and nicely marinated with spices. From what I understand, the chunks of fried chicken are fried together again with the rice thus producing an aromatic flavour of its original spices mixed with the ingredients of the fried rice.

The result? A lips smacking plate of fried rice!

I was telling Eric that eat spoonful of rice is just so heavenly good. And for RM 5, it is really value for money.

While there may be other Mamak restaurants out there which serves great fried rice, I will settle for Restoran PKS Maju to satisfy my hunger anytime!

Restoran PKS Maju
Jalan Sungai Besi Indah 1/18
43300 Seri Kembangan
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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Restoran Soon Hing @ Kota Kemuning

2 05 2011

A while ago, I came to know from my niece of a restaurant called Soon Hing at Kota Kemuning. The restaurant is apparently famous for its Wanton noodle and it is located just a stone throw away from Pun Chun Noodle House which is another famous place to eat around the area.

The overall environment at Soon Hing was clean, hygienic and orderly. This  provided a comfortable dining experience for their customers. Service was also efficient and our food arrived on our table without waiting too long.

First up was the roast duck Wanton noodle. The roast duck skin was crispy while the meat was tender and moist. The duck definitely contributed to the overall tastiness of the meal.

The noodle was springy and freshly made. You can tell how skillful a plate of Wanton mee was made by tasting the texture of the noodle.

The curry chicken Wanton noodle was also noteworthy. Unlike most conventional curry which is more diluted, the curry served with Wanton noodle has to be thick so that it doesn’t become too watery once it is mixed with the black sauce.

The gravy was rich with ‘santan’ and curry flavour. The chicken meat was also delicious.

Soon Hing definitely offers one of the better Wanton noodle around town. If you are living around the vicinity of Kota Kemuning, I am sure you would have heard of this place. The place was packed during the weekend which is a sure sign of the quality of food served there.

Soon Hing offers different varieties of Wanton Noodles. I will definitely make my way back to this restaurant again to try their food soon!

Restoran Soon Hing
No. 8, Vanilla Q31Q
Kota Kemuning
40460 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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E Garden Recipe @ SS2 Mall

3 02 2011

SS2 Mall has recently opened its door to the neighbourhood of Petaling Jaya. Although the occupancy rate is still at its minimal level, there were a couple of restaurants that were already opened. One of them is E Garden Recipe.

From outside the place looks nicely decorated with a homely feel.

E Garden prides itself to serving food that are organic, natural and healthy.

I ordered their set lunch which consists of curry chicken noodle and peach tea.

The noodle comes with a choice of normal vermicelli rice noodle or brown rice noodle.

There were also chicken meat, long beans and tau fu pock.

Coincidentally, the gas supply was disrupted that day and I was told that most of the dishes from their menu cannot be cooked. Perhaps this was the reason why the meal that I had wasn’t very impressive.

I find the curry taste too overpowering. Then again, since they are serving organic food, perhaps the taste was meant to be that way, presumably using organic ingredients.

I have yet to taste their other food, but for the time being, their curry noodle won’t be my choice of dish to order there.

E Garden Recipe
LG 55 SS2 Mall
SS2 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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Kitchen Creatures @ Centrepoint

20 10 2010

When I first came across Kitchen Creatures, I was intrigued with their no-frills dining concept. Simply put, all food at Kitchen Creatures are nett price. This means there are no extra costs, no government tax and service charge. Certainly, this notion was a welcome change and prompted me to give this restaurant a try last weekend during lunch hour.

Apart from the name of the restaurant, their menu was also creatively designed. Inside, a plethora of food were just waiting for us to sink our teeth into.

I took the Monster Platter (RM 15) for starters which came with fried shrimp, mushrooms, mini chicken wings and nachos. The waiter apologised to us as they ran out of calamari rings but promptly substituted them with additional shrimps. Clearly, the name itself was a good indication of the huge plate which they served the food on. The portion was also quite reasonable and can be considered as main course if you are not a big eater.

And speaking of the shrimps, they were fresh and nicely fried. The shrimps were also tasty.

The mushrooms were also equally good. I rarely had fried mushrooms but the ones at Kitchen Creatures have made me look forward to eating them in the future.

The nachos were very big in size but somehow it weren’t as cheesy or spicy as I hoped they would be.

Thankfully, the chicken wings fared better. They were moist and tasty. I wished they would have given us at least two more pieces. Oh… that was gluttony speaking on my behalf.

The combination of sour cream with tomato ketchup had me dipping the food into these two sauces. I even asked for a second helping as the first one finished in no time at all.

Next up was the Chicken Shiitake (RM 15). It was basically grilled chicken breast accompanied with some buttered vegetables and spaghetti noodles.

Hmm… does buttered vegetables means they are fried with butter?

Ever heard of roasted capsicum sauce before? Well, it was the first time I came across it. The sauce was poured onto the chicken breast. It sure looks good and tasted even better! Slices of shiitake mushrooms were found underneath the chicken.

And what did yours truly had on that day? Behold… The Big Daddy Monster Burger! If you are game for something huge, this is it. The burger is so huge that you will gasp in awe when it is put on the table. It came with double patty (choice of chicken or beef), bacon, cheese and vegetables. For RM 18, I say it is value for money. You won’t find any burger that big for that price.

Putting the size aside, how does it taste? Well it wasn’t all the bad. I sliced the burger into two portions and the first half was rather dry in my opinion. The second half tasted much better as the sauce (presumably) was not evenly distributed.

In the end, I felt so full after eating the entire burger. I even skipped my dinner on that day and did not feel hungry the next morning.

Yeah, I guess Big Daddy Monster Burger sure lives up to its name.

Overall, I would consider Kitchen Creatures as nice place to eat. Of course, the no-frills dining concept will definitely means that what you eat is what you pay. Recommended!

Kitchen Creatures
Lot F110, Centrepoint (New Wing)
No. 3, Lebuh Bandar Utama
47800 Bandar Utama
Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-77298039


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Restoran Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas

20 09 2010

When I Googled about Famous Seremban Favourites,  I was surprised to read so many positive reviews about about their Char Siew or BBQ pork.  As far as I know, Seremban is always well known for their ‘Ngau Lam Mee’ or Beef Noodle. Hence, it was rather unexpected (at least for me) to realise that Char Siew is also one of Seremban’s signature delicacy.

Since it has garnered so many rave reviews, I thought it would be good idea to try out the food to see what the buzz is all about. A word of advise though. Since the place is extremely crowded during lunch hour, it is better to go early to avoid disappointment. At the same time, service was rather slow as their workers are busy attending to the huge number of customers. But as they say, good things will come to those who wait and true enough, our patience paid off handsomely when we were rewarded with a plate of lips smacking Char Siew.

Simply put, the Char Siew was heavenly! I always prefer eating the lean portion but the Char Siew at Famous Seremban Favourites has changed my preference. The fatty portion complimented the lean meat so well that it was an absolutely delight to taste.

Believe it or not, the fatty part was so soft that it can literally melt in the mouth.

I have never tasted Char Siew as good as this one. Ever since I had tried Ming Kee Char Siew a couple of months back, I was convinced that they serve the best Char Siew ever. But now, my votes go to Famous Seremban Favourites hands down. You haven’t tasted Char Siew until you had it here.

Here are some of the other pictures taken.

Besides Char Siew, we also ordered a plate of roast chicken (RM 6) which tasted quite okay. It wasn’t bad nor was it good enough to warrant a two thumbs up.

The Hakka Mee fares much better. I took the big portion (RM 4.80) which came with a generous amount of flat noodle.

There are many different version of Hakka Mee but the one at Famous Seremban Favourites comes without dark soya sauce. Although the plain looking meal may look unassuming, it certainly tasted nice.

If you are craving for ‘sinfully’ delicious plate of Char Siew and a bowl of Hakka Mee, this would definitely be the place to go.

Famous Seremban Favourites Restaurant
No. 80-1 (Ground Floor), Jalan PJU 1/3B
Sunway Mas Commercial Centre
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Contact: 017-279 8582 (Bill Khoon)

Operating Hours:

8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Daily)
Close every Tuesday

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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
Tel: 603- 5632 6150

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