Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Yong Tat Seafood

Stir fry beehun with lala (like really tiny ones, tinier than dried prawns). Not sure if it's meant to be like that. We ordered just because there is one on every other table. It's nothing special to me though, just fried beehun.

Steamed fish with tofu, I wonder why the need for such a huge plate... It takes up too much space!

Chilli crab wasn't spicy at all, just very sweet.

Chicken soup, well just chicken soup.

Stir-fry okra is too soft. I prefer it slightly raw, feels like I'm biting on to something than having it soft and squishy. 

Overall, these dishes were OK. It was not particularly fantastic (though the price was really reasonable) that I would travel all the way from Kuala Lumpur to Klang for it. It's just normal... I would return if I live nearby for decent quality seafood. Nothing to shout about. It's not worth the travelling time.

Yong Tat Seafood
33, Kampung Telok Gong
Pandamaran, Port Klang
42000 Selangor
Malaysia
+603.3134.1167

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sardine

Baguette slices, breadsticks and butter for appetiser. 

We got ourselves a table with that view.... Not the bags, the paddy field.

It's a good way to relay the message to people that it ain't easy to grow rice, so don't waste!

Taliwang Chicken (IDR140,000 approx. USD9.50)

Whole Fish (IDR160,000 approx. USD11)

Manis Clams (IDR110,000 approx. USD7.50)

Mahi Mahi (IDR150,000 approx. USD 10.50)

Overall I like their beautifully presented food... they are all so flavourful and goes so well with rice. Though, it is slightly overpriced for Bali's standards as there are many other options which are way cheaper. Even though it is slightly pricey, it justifies, with good food and wonderful ambience. Also, their food is beautifully presented :)

Best to reserve a table, it can be quite busy during peak hours :)

Sardine
No 21 Jalan Petitenget,
Kerobokan
Kuta
80361 Bali
Indonesia
0811.3978.111

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Softcore Molten Cake Co.

 So many cafes popping up in the Klang Valley, I can barely keep up with them!

 Every cafe has their selling point, and for Softcore's, it is their Molten Cakes. 
Infused water is free of charge. That's the perfect way to keep your customers' happy!

 This is their tentative menu, still in discussion on additional items. It would be nice to add more selections for brunch!

 I've gotten myself a Matcha Molten Cake (RM15). The cake itself is very good - very rich in Matcha flavours. The little green dots accompanying them are extra flavours which is not really needed actually... The cake itself is so flavourful.

 It comes with a really large scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. Boy, you should know by now that in Klang Valley, ice cream joints are charging at least RM8 for a pitiful scoop! All of the above for just RM15, that is value. The red bean's texture is perfectly smooth, unlike the usual actual beans we get from most green tea desserts. The cute little thinly crisp wafer behind, the sesame tuille, goes well with the ice cream.

One quick pop and look at those matcha lava oozing out... CANNOT RESIST. It doesn't sound very convincing to have Matcha with lime slices, but just give it a try. It's just like duck and waffle, who knows you might enjoy that combo. :)

Everything in Softcore is made from scratch, even Mayonnaise! For the price that they are charging and the amount of effort they put to decorate... It is really value for money. I'm definitely going back to try their savoury bites. Truffle fries, I'm coming for you...

Softcore
No 56 Jalan PJS 11/7,
Bandar Sunway
Subang Jaya
47500 Selangor
Malaysia
03.5613.7273
Opening Hours
Sun-Thurs 11.30am - 11.30pm
Fri & Sat 11,30am - 12.30am

Softcore Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sri Rampai Pasar Malam

Pasar Malam / Night Market has became part of Malaysian culture. It is not possible being a Malaysian and has never been to a Pasar Malam! Nooo way, because it's just telling people you've been missing out street food goodness...

 There's this Asam Laksa shop which I personally find it the best (well it's my favourite at least! =D) in town. Apparently it's Penang Laksa style! It is better than the ones we get in fancy shops. Street food is much better savouring it at the street than having the same item served in a fancy restaurant..

They serve it with generous amount of fish. The queue is always long and they are always so busy! You know it's the right thing when people are willing to queue for it even when it is really hot and humid out there.

Sri Rampai Pasar Malam 
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Opens on Thursdays

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Inakaya

Sake served with a cute sakura flower

Came here just for their layered Mochi skin served with cream, red beans and fruits. The Mochi skin is made in store. Apparently they even prepare it in front of everyone. Such a pity I did not get to see! If you're around town please pop by for their Mochi at least!

Thanks to le couz who brought me all the way and also for the "Sakura Sake"! Would love to have some of those Mochi right now! :-)

Inakaya NY
231 West 40th St,
New York
10018 NY
United States

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Nara Kitchen & Co.

 The new place just a few shops away from The Good Batch at Uptown.

 Infused water is free of charge - very proud of them for valuing their customers that way. Since the implementation of GST, most places are charging for water or forcing customers to purchase bottled water as there are no other options for drinks.

 Their cakes look too beautiful to eat...

 The Secret Garden caught my attention - it has to be really pretty to serve with the fruits, veggie and edible flowers!

 Spoilt with choices - it took me a very long time to decide! Everything looks good from just words!

 Secret Garden (RM15) served in a wine glass.

 True enough it was really pretty! Too pretty to drink!

 Strawberry Lemonade (RM12) - looks rather normal, comes with a cute straw.

 Nara Donburi (RM35), served with a generous portion of salmon and a superfine onsen tamago! 

 Chicken & Waffle (RM32) with a bunch of refreshing bits on top.

 Tuna Tartar (RM29). Maybe because I'm a garlic lover, I find it is so clever to serve garlic toasts with the tuna tartar! The wasabi avocado may not be my kind of thing - creamy texture with sour ending. Too weird. The eggs are organic, regular egg mayo salad. 

Banana Cake with Butterscotch Drizzle (RM15). The cake itself isn't too sweet, but would be just right with the butterscotch. Sweet ending! :-)

Their food may come with a hefty price tag but it was worth it. Overall, we all enjoyed the food and service at Nara. Based on their selections, it appears that they are promoting healthy eating with the theme "eat clean". Not like I've asked them, but boy, just look at their choices of salad and sandwiches! Good job!

#narawithlove 

Nara Kitchen & Co.
61, Jalan SS21/1A
Damansara Utama
Petaling Jaya
47400 Selangor
Malaysia
03.7733.5897

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Von's Jar Noodle - Prawn Mee

 Prawn mee, why not :-)

 In case you were wondering, no I did not prepare that paste.. Just bought it off the rack at the grocers :-)

Completely forgot to buy fried shallots and too lazy to prepare anyway. 

Now, now, I hope my lab rats would survive this round! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mama San

Lamb Martabak (RM32)

Crispy Sotong (RM32) 

 Chicken & Pomelo Salad (RM28)

 Nyonya Seafood (RM38)

 Butter Chicken (RM45)

 Crispy Whole Fish (RM54)

Wood roasted Balinese Style Barramundi (RM55) came with a bowl of Kangkung but the waiter did not even brief us about it when we were contemplating whether to order a plate of vegetables or not. 

We ended up ordering a plate of vegetables as we did not know it came with it.

 Wood roasted Balinese style barramundi wrapped in banana leaf sambal matah & kangkung plecing. Pretty much like Otak-Otak.

 Durian Pannacotta (RM20)

 Nutella pak boi buns with vanilla ice cream and Kintamani espresso (RM18). Chocolate lovers, it is a MUST order!

Very generous portion of Nutella!!

“Kampung snicker” peanut butter parfait with butterscotch & chocolate coated peanut (RM18). It is super strong in Snicker except it is not as sweet as the chocolate bar itself!

I personally find their food tasty in general. Their varieties are absolutely fantastic, a mixture of South East Asian flavours. 

The downside is the rocket high prices, I kid you not. I don't mind paying for the food, just not their sides like rice or water. I mean hello, what kind of skills are required to cook the rice and serve water?????? RM8 for a bowl of rice is just ridiculous. They used to serve ice water but not anymore. I don't even know why they had to rip this off. We as customers are already paying crazy prices for their food and we are now forced to buy bottled Italian Naturalle. I did not even realise that the bottle costs RM17! What nonsense. 

To add on to it, service is pretty slow and waiters are not properly educated with their menus, not able to advise people on their orders. Seriously, if they are already charging those sort of crazy prices, at least spend some bucks to train their waiters to be more professional! 

Online booking system is crap too - I've booked my table online and the person in charge could not locate my booking. So apparently I'm not supposed to book my table on that day itself. If that is so, please amend your system and prompt that message for me to see on my computer screen, not when I am right at Mama San holding my phone with the email booking confirmation and code. Initially he did not want to give us a table and said it would be full. In the end, we got the table still, thank you very much, but it was not even half full from the time we dined (12pm) till 1pm. I really don't know, their entire system is just messed up. 

Hopefully they would improve as I don't think I will revisit with such ridiculous pricing alongside with crappy services. Forcing customers to purchase bottled water is like mocking their rights to have water. Expectations are inevitable, as we are not merely paying for street food.

Mama San KLCC
Suria KLCC
Malaysia