Monday, February 29, 2016

Absolute Thai

Seafood Tom Yam for 2 (RM27.90)
Beware this pot is damn spicy for people like me who can't really take chilli. The problem with people like us is we love to consume things we can't really eat. At end of the day our lips will swell, mouth will burn like Spyro the dragon's flames and sniffing like there's no tomorrow!

Green Curry Chicken (RM16.90) wasn't a problem for me thanks to the thickness of the santan.

Morning Glory / Kangkung (RM11.90) with slight chilli and belacan. Already feeling spicy with the Tom Yam, even if this wasn't spicy it automatically became really spicy.

Oh gosh and the super flavourful Siakap steamed with Garlic, Chilli and Lime sauce (RM43.90)!! So sour it woke me up!

Thai Fish Cakes (RM12.90)

Overall it wasn't that cheap for Thai food but at least we get what we expected. Spicy food is spicy, fish is fresh, prawns in the tom yum soup is quite huge. Even though it's slightly pricier than your average Thai joint but it's worth it as they deliver.

Absolute Thai
The Gardens
3rd Floor
Mid Valley City
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
03.2287.7708
Opening Hours
Daily 10am - 10pm
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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tsujiri

I would have never expected the menu to be so extensive! In my head it's either Matcha or Hojicha.

To keep it simple I picked a Parfait and a Soft Ice Cream selection. Instead of RM6.50, I paid only RM4.80 which is the promotion price if you buy a Parfait.

Shiratama Parfait with Hojicha Ice Cream (RM16.50)

Oh my gosh, those Mochi Balls are really so good - especially with the soybean powder. I would rather have Ice Cream and Mochi separately (yes the do serve it separately). I didn't like the combination of hojicha, red beans and the mochi balls. It was rather odd because I feel it's nicer to have them all separately. Next time I will order the plain ice cream & shiratama-kinako kuromitsu!!

As for the flavour - green tea is super thick! Too thick I actually prefer the Hojicha over Matcha. It's personal preference, but no doubts both are flavourful and texture is super smooth!

Tsujiri Malaysia
58, Jalan SS/58
Damansara Utama
Petaling Jaya
47400 Selangor
Malaysia
03.77335541
Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs 1pm - 11pm
Fri & Sat 1pm - 1am
Sun 12pm - 11pm
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

國際麵家

Typical "Char Chan Teng" you can find in HK/Macau

All these Chinese characters floating all over the place. Well at least I can read "fish" *shy*

One of their highlights - Pork Burger

Typical HK Style Sai Yung, more commonly known as Wantan Mee

Pou Chai Fan / Claypot Rice with Meat. This one comes with minced pork meat and salted fish. 

Noodle with breaded pork cutlet

It wasn't extremely outstanding, not bad either. Just not worth travelling all the way as there are plenty of other cafes at almost every corner of the street.

國際麵家
Macau

Friday, February 26, 2016

Softcore Molten Cake Co.

I have been trying out molten cakes at Softcore, I've tried almost everything!

Peanut Butter Molten Cake

Salted Egg Yolk Molten Cake

Salted Caramel Molten Cake

White Chocolate Molten Cake

Matcha Molten Cake

Lemon Cookie Molten Cake

2 more flavours to try: Dark Chocolate Molten Cake & Dark & Spicy Molten Cake

Cakes are priced between RM15-RM17. If you are looking to have tea or coffee, there are set deals too. Vietnamese drip coffee is highly recommended - it tasted just like the ones I had back in Saigon! Well according to them, beans are sourced all the way from Vietnam. This explains the taste of Saigon! It's good to know where to get my dose of Viet coffee!!

There are plenty of savoury brunch choices too, click here for older posts.

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

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Way Modern Chinois

The Biang girls decided to get the birthday lunch. Thanks for the great pick girls!

Skinless Xiao Long Bao

Oooo this pops in the mouth, very interesting!

Wok Fried Cheung Fun

Pac Man Dumplings

The sides, some tempura batter with avocado and fish roe. So good!

Crab Roe Dumpling

XO Fried Radish Cake

Prawn Dumpling with XO

Snow Bun with Char Siu Chicken

The Snow Bun is my least favourite among all dishes, the one at Tim Ho Wan is much more fragrant.

Jumbo Prawn Cheung Fun

Beautiful dimsum setting

Durian Tau Fu Fah

Sago Pomelo Dessert

I only realised that this is a Halal place towards the end of the meal! It's actually pretty good dimsum considering that it is Halal! I personally love pork in my dimsum, but I wouldn't fault the place if they have enough seafood selection. I've noticed that Way is very creative, they have quite a number of seafood choices instead. That way, you won't notice that something is lacking. Presentation is up and above - so beautiful you'll wonder if it is edible!

Although it may be empty at times, but it is better to make a reservation. It was full the day I went... and it was not even near CNY yet. Also, their parking is pretty creepy like some place you'll definitely get robbed. I parked by the road as I felt it was safer but I got myself a summon instead. Just Uber instead, don't bother driving!

Way Modern Chinois
G-1 Work @ Clearwater
Changkat Semantan
Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
03.2095.1118
Opening Hours
Daily 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 10.30pm
Closed on Mondays
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Restoran Shun Fa

This place is very popular among locals around the area. One of those places where it's always packed during lunch hours.

Char siew. Not the extremely char-grilled type where you can spot black bits with the fats dripping out of the meat. Possibly because I asked for the not-so-fatty version. 

If you love chicken feet this is a must order!

A good meal for 5 with chicken and extras will be approximately RM70 or so. Will refillable soup as well. 

With an average of lesser than RM15. You can get a good meal for less than RM10 in the heart of KL. Not sure when will these prices last.. Sadly, prices have gone up over the last couple of months. At least, we know we still have hearty chicken rice eat in the city center. Maybe that is why this place is always packed. Please take note that the uncle who prepares the chicken and all may take a long time, once we waited for almost 30 minutes before the food came to us. You must be wondering why so long despite the food are already cooked. No point complaining because that is his style.... Slow and steady!

Restoran  Shun Fa
53-2, Jalan Barat
Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia 
03.2144.2373
Opening Hours
Daily 9.30am - 3pm
Closed on Sundays

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sang Nyuk Noodle 東風生肉麵

Apparently Sabah is very famous for their Sang Nyuk Noodle. They recently brought their trademark all the way to Klang Valley.

The interior is pretty much typical Malaysian coffeeshop, but is generally cleaner than those with various hawker stalls all  in one shop. 

We got two Groupon vouchers which is really confusing. The information is really messy because they did not split info for 2 pax and 4 pax.

The deal
Set for 2 people for RM16.90 instead of RM26.50
Set for 4 people for RM26.90 instead of RM43.10

Each group of 2 people gets
2x pork noodles, dry or soup (choose noodles): 
- Yang Cheng mee hoon (RM8.90 value) 
- Dong Guan mee hoon (RM8.90 value) 
- Traditional handmade mee (RM8.90 value) 
- Lou shu fun (RM7.90 value) 
- Hor fun (RM7.90 value) 
- Noodles only (RM3.90 value)
Side dishes: 
- Tendon meatball soup (RM6.90 value) (for set for 2 people only) 
- 1x Yam roll (RM3.90) (valid for 4 people option only)
2x Chinese tea (RM1.80 value)


Nevertheless, we still got what we ordered so it was fine. If it wasn't for the voucher I don't think I'll order the sides. A bowl of 4 tendon meat balls / jiang bao meat balls is priced at RM6.90 per bowl. It's really way too highly priced.. But those tendon meatballs are worth it - it's super juicy! Those jiang bao wasn't that great, it's quite dry inside.

As for the soup noodles, I personally did not really like it. The soup was thick, but not thick from the pork flavours but it's the thickness by adding corn flour.. Barely any pork flavours, and it was really salty too. What I dislike most is corn flour coating those sliced pork meat. Those meat are really, really starchy. In comparison I'd rather have those meatballs.

The dry noodles scored fairly higher but I was not particularly impressed either. I've ordered the traditional handmade noodles. It turns out to taste like wan tan mee's egg noodles. So just imagine having dry wan tan mee but the little bowl has no wan tans, just mixture of pork meat or intestines if you want it (I don't really fancy). 

Though, I would say the dry one is way better than the soup. However, if I'm not around the area I wouldn't go there just for it. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just very normal, not anything fantastic as said. They should really do something about it to compete with KL's Pork Noodle shops, they are not quite up to par yet despite being the famous one in Sabah... Sorry to say that...

The pork lard is very different. It tasted like pork lard, texture is rather soft like deep fried onions. I still prefer the normal pork lard over this non-crunchy version. Pork lard have to be crunchy to win my heart!

Sang Nyuk Noodle 東風生肉麵
53, Jalan SS15/4e
Subang Jaya
47500 Selangor
Malaysia
03.5612.2868
Opening Hours 
Mon-Fri 9am - 9pm
Sat-Sun 8am - 9pm
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