Saturday, April 30, 2016

Vary Pasta

Pork Chop with Salad

Apparently Vary Pasta has been around for ages, but it's "new" to me as I'm not familiar with PJ. The interior looks very much like any other cafes, which is not particularly impressive. However, the food can be on par with steakhouses! It's definitely way better than your usual neighbourhood cafe!

The dishes are very reasonably priced. For a standard portion they are priced between RM12-RM25! Sharing platters are slightly more expensive as the portions are much bigger. 

Carbonara

The thing about serving superb portions with such a low price - you'll get customers coming in all the time. When there are plenty of customers, turnover rate is higher, food will be fresher as more orders will be needed. It was my first (and definitely not the last!), and I love their choices of pork! A little bit of Italian, German, Spanish and local infused Roasted Pork. Possibly my new favourite Porky place now!

Vary Pasta
21G, Jalan SS 22/23
Damansara Jaya
Petaling Jaya
47400 Selangor
Malaysia
017.232.3100
Opening Hours
Daily 11am - 10.30pm
Closed on Mondays

Friday, April 29, 2016

VCR

VCR is quite popular for their coffee and brunch choices. It is the corner unit of a row of houses. 

Brunch selection starts from RM19. Sounds pricey... Better be good.

It's a very good place for Instagram worthy photos...

Apparently the barista in this cafe won some awards before. I've overlooked the coffee menu, if I realised it earlier I would have ordered the specialty instead of the regular cappuccino. Cakes at the display rack looks pretty neat and it comes with a price tag!

 Soft Shell Crab Burger (RM26++)

Great brioche, lightly pan fried with deep-fried soft shell crab. Not too bad! Just a little messy when we started digging into it.

 VCR Big Breakfast (RM35)

To me, this is an absolute rip off. The salad is covering the empty white spaces on the plate. The portion is absolutely shocking. Sliced tomatoes, not even half of the tomato used, same goes to the mushroom. One tablespoon of beans, two sausages as long as an iPhone 5, two miserable streaky bacons and eggs. With that kind of sad portion I do hope that at least the eggs are free range or whatever higher quality eggs. It looks "big" because those rockets and spinach are eating up most of the plate! That plate costs possibly RM25 at most. I wouldn't order this anymore, don't see the value in it.

I'm not too sure about their brunch choices, but I'm perfectly fine for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.

VCR
2 Jalan Galloway
50150 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
03.2110.2330
Opening Hours
Daily 8.30am - 11pm
VCR's Page

VCR Coffee & Cakes Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hulu Langat 六古走地鸡

This is a hidden gem in Hulu Langat, I don't even know how to explain the road to this place. It's 3 minutes from the main street of Hulu Langat (Taman Titiwangsa of Hulu Langat) and we had to follow the signboards to this place. If I ever find out the GPS location I'll definitely update this post. It is inaccurate on Maps so don't even bother. However, there are signboards from the main entrance to Taman Titiwangsa, so it is not that difficult.

These are authentic free range kampung chicken which is so rare these days it is almost impossible to get it in town. Kampung chicken with no added hormones and they exercise, thus, their meat is tougher and way juicier and sweeter compared to any other chicken. When I had this earlier this year, it costs RM80 for one whole chicken. Not sure if the price is still the same, as it was RM80 before the implementation of GST.

They do not have a proper menu, just offering a few selections. Chicken with rice wine chicken is one of it. Boy, this has to be the best most homey Hakka Wong Chow  Kai (Yellow Rice Wine Chicken) ever that you can get out of your house. 

Apparently its a Hakka thing, which I'm not quite surprised as it's a common dish if you visit any  Hakka restaurants. Though, I'm still very curious if it really is. Being in a Hakka family and growing up with this dish, I think it is?

Chinese Poached Chicken / Pak Cham Kai.

Also, possible the best chicken I've had ever. I hate chicken skin, I would never lay that slimy, fatty disgusting piece of skin into my mouth. But I have to give this one a try - it's not like the usual. It's tough and I don't see that awful yellowish slimy layer below. There's nothing beneath the skin!!! The skin is crunchy... and it tastes nothing like the usual. This is possibly the only chicken skin I will ever accept in my life! About the meat... according to the party who attending, said this is the only type of chicken "with chicken taste". You can only decipher those words if you try it.

The Wild Boar Curry wasn't much of a thing though. The curry is very thick but just wasn't particularly flavourful. Maybe it was a little too thick leaving not much gravy.

Hulu Langat 六古走地鸡
Taman Titiwangsa,
Hulu Langat,
43100 Selangor
Malaysia
012.988.2533
012.610.0435
*You MUST call to reserve/order your food at least 3 hours before you arrive. This is not your usual restaurant where you sit and order. It's all homecooked food and I guarantee you'll love it!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kin Kin Pan Mee

I've visited their branch in Pandan Indah before and have decided to pop by the original one in Klang Valley.

The egg in the original place is much better - Pandan Indah's one is quite inconsistent, can appear a little slightly overcooked too. 

Also, never ever order that bowl of mixed meat balls and fu chuk. It's just plain items you can get from the market. Those fish balls are not freshly made, pork meat balls are the standard ones you get off market.

About their famous Chilli, I'm quite surprised that the chilli isn't as spicy as the one I've had before in Pandan Indah. Not sure if they have changed their recipe or it's just not spicy anymore. Nevertheless, I still love their noodles! Just be prepared to queue during peak hours! 

I would highly recommend to try the original branch (understand that there is one branch in Singapore too, but really, the original is always the best!). The food quality normally changes when it enters the Singapore market, especially Malaysian street food! (Sorry Singaporeans, you've got to visit KL for the best!)

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Kin Kin Pan Mee
40, Jalan Dewan Sulaiman
off Jalan TAR
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Malaysian Food Street

The famous Huen Kee claypot chicken rice all the way from Pudu

KL Hokkien Mee 

Penang Prawn Mee

Rojak Sotong Kangkung

Penang Char Koay Teow

All in all, it's Malaysia's popular shops all gathered in one food court. A great place for people to grab some typical Malaysian dishes. If you rarely make a trip to Malaysia it is really not a bad place to satisfy your cravings. However, just be prepared to pay slightly higher compared to just any other food court. 

The one downside which can be quite bothersome, Resort World hired some old aunties to handle / clear dishes. Nothing wrong with that if they are nice. Mind you, that is only a food court and these aunties are telling people how to seat, where to seat, you should leave when you're done because they wanted to clear the plates. We were not even completely done yet with some on sharing plate and drinks. I really can't understand why do they have to behave like that, it's only a food court... I am free to sit wherever I want to so long as I purchase food and I'm still halfway eating, no? They even hurried us through eating, I mean the whole scene was absolutely hilarious. Who in the world would actually hurry you through your food in a food court???!!??! Well aunties... I have decided not to go back as I have all these luxurious street food back home. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

LongHorn Steakhouse

 Warm Honey Wheat Bread to start off.

French Onion Soup (RM16.90)

It looks horrible and oily, but the taste is pretty good. Presentation could have been much better with more cheese. If compared to other places, this version is just pure ugly.

 Sirloin 225g (RM69.90)

Steak was grilled medium rare. Sadly, there's no mustard for steak. The mustard they gave us wasn't even the usual hot mustard. It was placed on the shelf for too long without people using, so the first squeeze came out watery. Ew.

Don't think there's a need for reservation too - it was 90% empty on a Friday night. I wonder how long can they survive with the amount of customers per night. Also, most of the beer we wanted were not available. 

Longhorn Steakhouse
Quill City Mall
1018 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
03.2602.0871

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Palsaik Korean BBQ

The RM128 set - 8 different types of pork marinated meat, one pot of Kimchi seafood hotpot and vegetables.

8 types: Ginseng, Wine, Pine Leaves, Garlic, Herb, Curry, Miso Paste, Hot

The waiter helped us to cook and prepare the necessary. We didn't have to do a single thing, how glorious! Boy, just ask for more garlic, the sauces that leak from the pork goes through the vegetables before leaking down to that little hole between the hot plate and the hot pot. The garlic gets the flavours too! *Only applicable to garlic eaters!

Out of all flavours, my favourite will probably be Ginseng and Garlic. Curry is strong but it was awkwardly weird. Some of the flavours like wine, is very mild.  The rest were just there but did not get my attention. It just wasn't as fragrant as expected.

Nevertheless, the pork was cooked to perfection. It was really juicy! Don't leave it on the plate for too long though.

Leaving it for too long completely destroys the marinade actually.

The Kimchi soup is more like the extras, it is very spicy and the borth is not thick. More like chicken stock soup with additional Kimchi paste and seafood. It was not spectacular, if it didn't come with the set, I will not order it.

Types of vegetables, all arranged nicely.

The menu is fairly simple. It is superb for those of you who can't make a decision. The set is much more worth it compared to the singles.

Some people may not like it due to many reasons it seems (eg. portion too small? marinade not sufficient so not much flavours on the meat itself?). I do not know but I do agree portion is slightly too small, and flavours are not strong for some marinades. If you're not going for the set, RM36 for one plate is really overly overpriced. Not sure how big the portion is, but if it's the same as what we get from the set it is completely not worth it at all. All in all, I would still go back for the set as I find it pretty decent and I'm satisfied with the service :)

Palsaik Korean BBQ
SohoKL
2, Jalan Solaris
Solaris Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
03.6211.0383
Palsaik on Facebook

Saturday, April 23, 2016

168 Pudu

This corner shop is facing the main road, same stretch with UOB, Pathlab and Maybank Pudu. During the day, it's a regular Chinese coffee shop where you can find noodles and economy rice. At night, it's the popular Claypot Chicken Rice. It gets really busy at night, with tables placed outside Maybank too.

Claypot Chicken Rice with Chinese Waxed Sausages topped with salted fish and garnished with spring onions. Portion for small costs about RM12? The small portion is enough to feed two of us.

The rice is cooked the traditional way, by using charcoal fire. This is one of those places which is popular in Pudu for night eats. Just a few shops away, you'll find the famous Pudu Wai Sik Kai (Food street).

Meal for two with vegetables and boiled watercress soup costs only about RM20 excluding drinks. 

168 Pudu 
414, Jalan Pudu
Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Friday, April 22, 2016

Taste Of Asia

Have not tried Angkor beer? Fret not, you can still get it at the airport!

I almost forgotten to try Angkor beer at Siem Reap. I have been all over cocktails at SPG hotels (Platinum members get free drinks from 5-7pm), thanks to my partner the Queen of SPG!

At the airport, Taste of Asia serves pretty decent Cambodian food.

It was our last meal anyway, so just went all in for Amok!

Cambodian Loc Lac

I actually never expected the food to be good since it's the airport. Airports are known to serve shitty food with really expensive prices anyway. Surprisingly everything turned out to be above average! Our goodbye Siem Reap meal was totally worth it! :)

Taste of Asia
Siem Reap International Airport
Cambodia

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Chicken House

The only thing that came into my mind was to indulge in Fried Chicken. Little did I know it came with so many flavours, I wanted to try ALL.

Makes no sense to try all so we picked "Half / Half".

Soy Sauce with Garlic - Lightly fried, coated with garlic and soy. Fried chicken going on to the next level!

Gang Geong - Seems like a popular flavour they recommended but it wasn't to my likings. I prefer the previous one.

Meals will come with radish at the side. I'm surprised they did not have any beer. I thought Korea is famous for beer & fried chicken. Got ourselves Soju instead. The chicken is fried to perfection, it's tender, soft and juicy... didn't feel as though the chicken went through the oil process!

Chicken House
Jalan Solaris 4,
Solaris Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
03.6211.5928
Opening Hours
Daily 12pm - 10.30pm
Closed on Mondays