Monday, October 31, 2011

El Patio


Prawn cocktail


The prawn from the tom yam soup.. with stapler bullet in it.

Not nice at all. We don't really have much choices to begin with, since there were only a few restaurants in this hotel. But then again just be very careful if you really want to go to this place. I was just very lucky to have spotted it before swallowing the entire stapler bullet.

El Patio Coffee Shop
Melia Bali Hotel Nusa Dua,
Kuta 80363 Bali
Indonesia
(62) 361 771 510

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

May King Lum Mee


Lum mee with chicken & prawn. May King is famous for their lum mee. It tastes even better if you eat with the chilli (spicy and bit sourish). The brown sauce is a bit starchy, I suppose it is meant to be like that. I like "fat" noodles, so I will choose the original yellow noodle (in the picture). You can always request for other noodles if you dislike it (eg. skinny yellow noodle/horfun/beehun).

If you can't stand places with bad service, write this place off. Their food is really good so they are always busy. Busy people tends to get all cranky easily, hence resulting in bad service. Don't expect them to smile and be all nice to you. If you want to avoid such experience, just pack and go else where to eat. I personally don't like sitting there (I can't stand their horrible attitude towards customers).

Check out their site for more pictures and other information.

May King Lum Mee
38 Jalan Yew off Jalan Pudu,
Kuala Lumpur 55100 WP
Malaysia
(03) 9222 3740

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Seafood Empire


Overcooked calamaris.


Fish and chips - not really fresh. Tasted a bit weird and it did not come with tartar sauce. You will have to pay extra for the sauce.


Expensive lobster. Too small for that price.

I will not go back to this place. Price is average, say $10-$15 per dish but seafood didn't taste fresh, very dry. I'd rather pay more for better food. Travel a bit and go to Lazy Lobster if you want something better.

Seafood Empire
Shop 4 17-21 Cavill Avenue,
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Australia
(07) 5527 5250

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ying Ker Lou Hakka Restaurant


Yam abacus beads/Suen pun zi. The only thing I like most from Ying Ker Lou. It's a bit chewy like kuih.


Hakka zha yuk / Fried pork. I love zha yuk, but definitely not this one. Their zha yuk is a bit tasteless.. I'm not sure is it because they did not fry is long enough or they did not add enough ingredients... but meat is a bit too soft and tasteless.


Rice wine chicken. Not good at all. The soup has no chicken taste and the rice wine is way too heavy. I only tasted the rice wine and nothing else. Lack of ginger too... I felt as though I was drinking rice wine only.


Hakka noodle.


Hakka Poon Choi / Pen Chai. Traditional dish which has everything in it - chicken, pork, prawn, vege, tofu, noodles. The portion is quite huge, enough to feed five people.

Note: Outlets can be found in most major shopping malls

P/S: It's not very authentic Hakka food. You can only find good Hakka restaurants out of the city, probably small town houses. Might pop in some ideas if I know any.

Ying Ker Lou Hakka Restaurant
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
The Curve
Sunway Pyramid
The Gardens

Friday, October 21, 2011

Left Bank

Ocean trout


Rib eye with beetroot salad


Roasted duck breast - Maybe I'm not used to eating duck breast this way. I find it rather hard to chew and it's pretty tasteless. The chinese style roasted duck is way better...


Braised veal shank - A bit too soft. I'm not too sure whether it's meant to be that soft, but I think it's a little too soft. I don't quite like the taste of it either.. I should have ordered something else.


Chips.. or rather wedges..


Mashed potato - The only thing I enjoyed most..

The interior design of this restaurant is fabulous. I personally think the ambience is quite good. The only thing I didn't really enjoy was the noise. It was so difficult to talk - I had to speak so loudly so that people could hear me. It's a bit annoying if you want to catch up with your old friends. The bar is always full during weekends (or at least whenever I pass by that place). The food is a bit pricey, considering that the food quality is only average. Nothing to really shout about. I will come to this place for a drink instead of food.

*Note : Remember to book beforehand. It's always full.

Left Bank
1 Southbank Boulevard,
Southbank VIC 3006
Australia
(03) 9682 4999

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Skewers Restaurant & Bar

Mash potato


Assorted vegetables


Platter to share - beef, prawn, fish skewers


Teriyaki chicken skewers

Some fried stuff. It has kaya and nutella in it

I'm not really impressed with this place. At first I spotted a white worm moving. I believe it was from the veggie. Later on I spotted a small insect inside my Long Island Tea. They served a new cup and later on I saw another insect in the new cup. At least they bothered to change a new one.. As for the taste of the food? Beef bit overcooked, prawns just nice. Among all I think the prawn is the best. Be really careful if you want to go there. Too many insects in the food. Maybe I was just unlucky that night =(

Skewers Subang Avenue
Jalan Kemajuan Subang,
Subang 47500 Selangor
Malaysia
(03) 5632 1368

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wan Tan Mee Sg Besi


Wan tan mee with char siew (barbecued pork)


Wan tan mee with curry san zhu yuk (wild boar curry)


Curry wan tan mee


Top : Fried wan tan
Mid : Soup wan tan
Bottom : Fried sui gao (dumplings)

Wan tan mee is always the last thing I will ever think of whenever I'm hungry. I never really fancy wan tan mee. Surprisingly this is the only place I want to come for wan tan mee. I can't really tell if it's really that good, but for someone as picky as me, this one is good enough. I love their wild boar curry wan tan mee. The normal wan tan mee can be gotten anywhere else, so try the wild boar curry.

As for the dumplings, I don't really like it. I think the fried sui gao at Ampang is way better. Will talk about that sometime later. Just stick to their wantans. Be it fried or soup wantans, they are just as good. I can finish up 20 wantans all by myself...

*Note : It's a small stall by the roadside, right after the newly opened Southgate (previously Nichi Fashion / before Nichi, the Tobacco Company)

Wan Tan Mee Sg Besi
No. 190H Jalan 2 1/2 Miles Sg Besi,
Kuala Lumpur 57100 WP
Malaysia
(03) 9222 8177

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Restaurant Kepala Ikan Chan Sow Lin


Curry beef if I'm not wrong..


Fried lala with garlic and chilli. So spicy!


Steamed fish head with ginger and garlic.

Chilli stripes in almost every dish. Even the vegetable we ordered also has chilli stripes in it. Don't even try to bite the chilli if you can't take spicy food. I accidentally ate one small piece and my tongue was burning the whole time.. Ok apart from the spiciness, I love the taste of their food. I don't like fish head (more like I don't know how to enjoy the beauty of eating fish heads), so I just ate the meat. I love the amount of garlic served, even better still if they add more. I'm a huge fan of garlic. Lala's huge and fresh, a bit too spicy for my likings. Consider asking for less spicy if you don't like spicy food. Now I feel like going back again... Not easy to find the place if you do not know that area.

Restaurant Kepala Ikan Chan Sow Lin
Jalan 5 off Jalan Chan Sow Lin,
Kuala Lumpur 55100 WP
Malaysia

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk


Ayam betutu, local indonesian food. We wanted to order Bebek betutu but they ran out of bebek already. Ayam is chicken while bebek is duck. Unlike Bahasa Malaysia, we call duck as itik. This ayam betutu is a little bit dry. More a less like any fried chicken, the only difference should be the spice used to marinade the food. Yummy stuff, a must try local delicacy.


The chilli on top of the veggie is extremely spicy! So spicy I almost cried. However it was good. You'd probably love it if you are a chilli eater. I really love the chilli, it carries a little bit of sourish taste. It is just too bad that I can't really eat spicy food.

Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk
Jalan Raya Tuban No. 2x,
Kuta Denpasar Bali
Indonesia
0361 - 757535

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gelatomio


Gelatomio. The perfect dessert after dinner. Cookies and cream is my personal favourite. Their fruity ice-cream tastes good too. They have this ice-cream on the rock thing which I have never tried. Maybe I will... someday. Who cares if ice-cream makes people fat, as long as it makes you happy. Go grab one now! =)

Gelatomio
Pavilion 4th floor,
Kuala Lumpur 55100 WP
Malaysia
(03) 2144 8382

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Las Chicas


I blogged about Las Chicas sometime ago. Recently I just went there again for breakfast and I thought of sharing more photos.


Muffin of the day (or week?). Sweetness amount just right. I don't really see the need of that butter...


Awesome soup. The soup itself is enough for 1 person. Again... no need so much butter.


Croissant, my favourite! Again... I never like butter. It goes well with strawberry jam. I have always liked strawberry jam so I think it goes well with any bread.

Urgh... the amount of butter wasted! I should tell them not to serve, or maybe not that huge chunk of butter the next time. I really don't think I need that much of it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ikea


Ikea meatballs, if you have never tried them before do try it. Love the Swedish meatballs accompanied by the meatball sauces. You should be able to get it in any Ikea that you go. So far I've tried the one in Malaysia and Australia. It tastes about the same actually.

Ikea Malaysia
2, Jalan PJU 7/2,
Mutiara Damansara 47800 PJ
Malaysia
(03) 7726 7777

Ikea Melbourne
630 Victoria Street,
Richmond VIC 3121
Australia
(03) 8416 5000

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rendezvous


Cheese fondue!!


I love cheese fondue, thing is I don't exactly know where I can find this in KL (besides Rendezvous). Rendezvous offers it at a reasonable price, taste is average.

*Note : Please beware that this place is not very clean as I have seen cockroaches running around almost every time I go. Don't put too high expectations for the price that you are paying.

Rendezvous Steak House
40 Jalan Siput Akek,
Taman Billion 56000 WP
Malaysia

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sushi Zanmai


Everyone probably knows what Sushi Zanmai is by now. They have many outlets in KL, one of my favourite hangout place. Affordable and nice. They had this promotion few weeks back with Hokkaido Chawanmushi. It was the last day of the promo when I ordered it. Luckily I ordered it - so delicious! I'm not sure what that have added into it but it was really good. Too bad the promotion is already over. Let's hope they will add it to their menu.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Max Brenner


Chocolate dip with an extra chocolate lick


Tutti-fruitti waffle with an extra chocolate lick

Best dessert after dinner. I don't really like waffles, but this one made me crave for more. Strawberries with chocolate lick is my favourite.

Max Brenner
Shop oE5 Melbourne Central,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
(03) 9662 4442

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Menya


Pork Ramen


Spicy Gyu Tan Don / Ox Tongue Rice

Personally, I don't really feel anything special about their ramen. On the other hand, their rice is good - my favourite is the ox tongue rice. Ask for spicy one, add chilli oil and a bit of chilly powder. The portion is so huge you might want to share it with a friend. By the way, don't expect good service from this place as you're only paying that amount of money for the food. If you're new here the ox tongue rice is a must to try =)

Menya
437 Elizabeth Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
(03) 9328 8923
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Shop 146a Melbourne Central,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
(03) 9639 3383

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hard Rock Cafe


Nachos!


1. Grilled chicken breast with herbs. Quite tasteless, not really my kind of food.
2. Baby back ribs.
3. Pork sandwich.

I personally feel the food is normal, nothing special and it's a little bit too pricey. The waiters and waitresses are very friendly, but they are a bit too slow. I had to call them like 12865523 times to order, get the bill or other questions.

*Note : Located at the corner of Cavill Ave and Surfer's Paradise Boulevard.

Hard Rock Cafe
Surfer's Paradise Boulevard,
Surfers Paradise QLD 4220
Australia
(07) 5539 9377

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Lazy Lobster


Prawn cocktail. The prawns are so juicy! Totally dripped when I bit it.


Half lobster with rice. I prefer chips instead of rice, just for this dish.


Seafood basket. It's very fresh. If it is not fresh it will taste really bad like you want to puke them all out. But this one is definitely fresh.

There are many seafood restaurants in Gold Coast, especially along Cavill Ave. Just be sure you pick the right one otherwise you will regret. This restaurant will not charge for extra tar tar sauce. Perfect. :)

Just so that you know, they won the "Peoples Choice Award for Best Seafood Restaurant 2009-2011". So it's a must try if you're there! :)

The Lazy Lobster
300 Marine Parade,
Labrador QLD 4215
Australia
(07) 5531 0177
(07) 5531 0163