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

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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





Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan SG @ Subang Jaya

22 10 2009

I was amused when I first heard of a famous curry fish head restaurant in Subang Jaya 3K complex. 3K actually stands for Kompleks Kemudahan Kemasyarakatan which means public sports facility. This place has fitness gym, swimming pool, football field and badminton court. But when I was told about the restaurant, I was wondering how does it fit into the overall picture.

Strangely enough, the restaurant is there alright, located right next to the main entrance of this complex. It looks like a Malay owned restaurant judging by the signage.

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What was even more surprising is the popularity of this place. The restaurant was literally packed with people during lunch hours.

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My colleague ordered the set promotion which consists of a curry fish head, ayam madu (honey chicken) and mango salad for RM 38.

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The portion of the curry fish head was quite huge. The curry has a thick texture to it and tasted good. I find myself pouring a generous serving of the gravy on my plate of rice.

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The honey chicken has a slight sour-ish taste to it. I would prefer if it was a wee bit sweeter. But it was still nice.

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They also have quite a variety of other stuff to try out.

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For something different, we also took the Mee Goreng Mamak (RM 4.80). Suitable for those who prefer noodles than rice.

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The Thai Tou Foo was another dish we ordered (RM 8). It has a sweet and sour taste to it. The tou foo was crispy on the outside.

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And here is a picture of the big plate of omelet (RM 6) that came with the rest of the food.

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Overall I do enjoy the food a lot. The large number of people coming to eat during lunch time is an indication of the good food that they serve there.

Restoran SG Kari Kepala Ikan
3k Sports Complex  Inn
Jalan 13/1
Persiaran Kewajipan
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-56371363





Lunch @ Ikea

11 10 2009

While Ikea is well-known for its home furnishing products, their cafe is usually crowded all day long which was a good indication of the good food that are being served there. Since I was shopping for some stuff there, I thought it would be a good idea to have my lunch there as well.

I ordered the Swedish chicken leg with herb sauce and lemon sauce. For RM10 a plate, I’d say that it is value for money. The chicken was soft and nicely cooked.

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I also enjoyed eating the Swedish meat balls (10 pieces) which costs RM 9.90 a plate. When I had my first bite, I could only think of two words; tender and juicy. According to my girlfriend, they used to serve bigger meat balls, but I guess Ikea’s policy of maintaining its price somehow translates to smaller serving portion. Well, at least the taste is still good.

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And finally for RM 2.90 per cup, I was given a choice of either tea or coffee. Overall, it is a great place to have lunch while shopping for home accessories.

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