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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Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh @ Glenmarie

6 07 2010

Having tasted many Bak Kut Teh before this, I can conclusively categorize this dish into two groups. One is the original Klang version which features thick broth and strong scent of herbs and spices. The other type is a bit more watered-down and doesn’t have that thick flavoursome taste.

It doesn’t take a genius to know which one is more popular among the two. When I spotted Pao Xiang at Glenmarie recently, I was curious to find out how their Bak Kut Teh fares. Little did I know that this shop has a main outlet at Klang which is always packed with customers. Thankfully, the Glenmarie branch has lesser people.

The menu has a choice of ‘parts’ that you wish to order. Personally, I never like eating the pork fat as I find it to be unhealthy. Thankfully, Pao Xiang offers lean meat (Pai Kut and also Luan Kut) for RM 9.50 per serving.

Pai Kut means pork ribs which happens to be my favourite part of the pork meat. One thing for sure. The Pai Kut served at Pao Xiang is really HUGE! I have never come across pork ribs as big as this for Bak Kut Teh. The size of the ribs proves that Pao Xiang does not skimp on the food portion at all which is a definite plus for me.

When the dish came, the first thing I tasted was the broth. After having the first sip and I could easily conclude that Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh lives up to my expectations (and taste bud). The broth has a rich taste of herbs and spices. The meat was tender and nicely cook.

In fact, I must say that their Bak Kut Teh literally floored me with their rich taste of herbs and spices. I kept requesting the waiter to ‘Kah Tong’ (add soup) as I was really hooked to the taste.

The Luan Kut (Soft Bone) is equally yummy.

For those who prefer lean mean but in smaller chunks should go for this instead.

A great way to accompany the Bak Kut Teh is with a plate of fresh vegetables. We took the Yu Mark (RM 8.50) which was garnished with fried shallot. The crunchy sweet vegetables was a thumbs up for me.

I find it really delicious to eat it with white rice and the meat.

If I had to rate the food quality, I would say that it easily scores a 9 over 10. Yes, it has been quite a while since I feel excited blogging about a particular restaurant. Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh has left me feeling satisfied and has undoubtedly set a new benchmark as far as Bak Kut Teh is concern. I can’t help but to keep taking the picture of the food while eating as it was really good. I heard some portion of the pork meat are string tied to reduce the fats on the meat.

If you are a Bak Kut Teh lover, make sure you give this place a try.

The interior is air-conditioned and comfortable enough to sit through the entire meal without the sweaty feeling you get from eating in a regular coffee shop.

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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Fancy Mee Corner @ Glenmarie

26 06 2010

Fancy eating some delicious Pan Mee? Then head on down to Fancy Mee Corner (pun intended) at Glenmarie. Situated just next to Meng Kee Char Siew, this shop is usually crowded during lunch hour. Hence, I made a wise choice to stop by there for dinner instead as the restaurant was relatively empty during those hours.

Anyway, Fancy Mee Corner is famous for their variety of Pan Mee such as Fish Cakes Pan Mee, Curry Pan Mee, Mince Pork Pan Mee and etc. But for those who prefer the good old traditional Pan Mee, then ‘Mum’s Pan Mee Soup’ would be the obvious choice.

And how was the taste? Basically, it was how a good bowl of Pan Mee supposed to taste like. The usual ingredients such as mushrooms, fried anchovies, mine pork, fungus were included as well.

The Mince Pork Pan Mee was a welcome change for my taste bud. What makes this bowl of noodle so special was the fried fish cakes. As you can see, these fish cakes were nicely fried till golden brown. They were pretty crunchy too.

Once the minced pork sauce is mixed with the noodle, it sure looks appetizing.

If you are a Pan Mee lover (and even if you are not), do give this restaurant a try. As for me, I find their noodle to be quite tasty.

Fancy Mee Corner
No. 22, Ground Floor,
Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie
40150 Shah Alam
Selangor

Tel: 012-3589066

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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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