Thursday, June 30, 2016

Restoran Sun Kee

Sungkai is approximated an hour ish up north from Kuala Lumpur. It's a small town which practically has nothing much to offer. There is a famous local getaway, known as the Felda Residence.

There are not many restaurants in Sungkai so one can easily be famous.

Sun Kee is famous for their salted chicken. Unlike Ipoh's version where they use dong guai, they use ginger. Like shit loads of it! Three main ingredients used to marinade the chicken - ginger, sea salt and sesame oil.

Particularly Ghee Hiang's sesame oil.

Loads of ginger will be stuffed into the chicken's body before wrapping it with paper.

The stove that does wonders. One of the traditional looking stove which still uses coal. Also using the same pot, they cook wonderful sweet potatoes too.

Yes that stove is THAT huge. It's so small it can only fit about 15 chickens at one go. There are a lot of tourists who stop by at this place, buying few chickens back to KL... Me being one of them!

Salted Sweet Potatoes (RM8 each)

Confusing much? It's garnished with salt so it's a little salty outside, soft and sweet inside. You'll have to make a reservation for these potatoes! It's pretty popular.

The ginger used as stuffing is also good to pair with their chicken. This chicken is fairly nice for me. It is not very salty as compared to Ipoh's version. Also, they use kampung chicken so the meat is more fragrant. If you're lucky, they may even have free range chicken! Those ginger is very spicy and fragrant and it makes the chicken less salty and just so delicious!

The braised pork knuckle is quite popular among patrons too but it wasn't appealing to me. The sauce was made out of corn flour and it's pretty diluted. However, the pork knuckle itself is very tender.

I would definitely recommend this place for lunch if you're going up north. Don't forget to order a plate of Paku Pakis too - with belacan!

I found this place by using Google Map & Waze, both has the exact location so don't worry about not being able to find it! For the whole chicken, it is best to order a day ahead. Call 012.582.1844 to reserve your chicken now! Currently, they are all priced at RM30 each, whether it's big or small (this is really odd way of pricing their goods). 

Restoran Sun Kee
Kampung Buloh Telor
Sungkai
35600 Perak
Malaysia
012.582.1844

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lebuh Kimberley Kuay Chap

Kuay Chap - RM7.50 for small, RM8 for medium, RM10 for large.

It's a mixture of everything that makes it so delicious!

Fine, the only thing I didn't like was the Pork Blood.

Boy it's so delicious just no wonder this place is packed with people and the queue is long!

You can get other tidbits as well, not just kway chap. There's tong sui and loh bak to secure your table while waiting for the main course.


Lebuh Kimberley
George Town
10100 Pulau Pinang
Malaysia
Opening Hours
Daily 6.30pm - 11.30pm
Closed on Thursdays

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cafe 123 Gasing

Another cafe in the neighbourhood. It has really Instagram worthy backdrops actually!

I like how they recycle these brown papers to use them as the menu instead of spending even more money to create those signage. 

Egg Nest Meatball (RM25)

A little bit too sad for a RM25 portion with only 5 small tiny meatballs. This portion is worth RM15 or even lesser, but considering that it's an independent cafe I would say fine. But RM25 for those small little balls???? Mashies portion is pretty huge but that's not the point. This is literally robbing money! At most I would pay for is RM18 for this super tiny portion. Also, the "nest" was really unnecessary, soaking it into the brown sauce makes it soggy, eating it as it is just didn't match the actual dish. 

Nevertheless, the coffee is the usual you get off coffee machine and fruit juice is pretty refreshing. I would go here for a drink but not so much of the food - they are charging premium cafe prices but giving really sad portions. I'm not sure about other dishes but I guess one's more than enough.

Cafe 123 Gasing  
123, Jalan Gasing
Petaling Jaya
46000 Selangor
Malaysia
+603.7932.1979
Opening Hours
Daily 8.30am - 11pm

Monday, June 27, 2016

Love18

Love18 seems like an ordinary name, it sure is but the meaning behind the ordinary name is a couple's love. It is their anniversary remembrance and also the reason why they started their own little lovely chocolate business. It takes a lot of passion to be running and making their own chocolate - it is really not easy to do all the research and to produce these good quality chocolates.

Some of the chocolate sampling - boy those dark chocolate are really bitter! I'm not really a fan of dark chocolate - but I have to admit these chocolates are definitely not the low grade ones you get off shelves. These will melt if it is exposed to heat, as they use premium ingredients, real cocoa butter to craft them. Those little pink wrappers are bittersweet champagne truffles which melts in the mouth!!

Apart from chocolates, they also have cakes and coffee just like any other lifestyle cafes.

We were taught how to appreciate couverture chocolate instead of the regular commercial compound chocolate. Long story short, couverture chocolate requires more effort and it is better quality as compared to compound chocolate which is normally the chocolate you get in the supermarket.

Some of the samples we got for the day from top left to bottom right:
  1. Compound chocolate
  2. 54% Dark chocolate from Barry Callebaut Belgium
  3. 70% Dark chocolate from Barry Callebaut Belgium
  4. 80% Dark chocolate from Barry Callebaut Belgium
  5. Valrhona, France Madagascar Kalingo 64% Dark Chocolate
  6. Valrhona, Equator Alpaco 55% Dark Chocolate
  7. Valrhona, Grenada Island Kalingo 64% Dark Chocolate
  8. Valrhona, Venezuela Araguani 72% Dark Chocolate
  9. Valrhona Opalys 33% White Chocolate
  10. Barry Callebaut Milk Chocolate 34%
Mango chocolate and strawberry chocolate. I did not quite like the fruit flavouring - I find it a little too artificial, I actually prefer the chocolate by itself.

We were given a little history of cocoa beans and where to find them. Just like coffee, chocolate is best taken with little, well actually some would say no sugar at all, to taste the best.

We were also very privileged to be able to see how they make their chocolates. Room temperature is very important in their kitchen as you don't want some of these hard work to melt off!

All of us received a wonderful goody bag from Love18, and thank you very much Eddie for sharing the love with all of us!

Eddie and his wife also had something to share with us for that evening - to love and to spread love.

Special thanks to Eddie and wife for hosting and KetchUp's team for organising.
Click here to check out KetchUp's Page & KetchUp's Facebook Page for more information :)

Love18 Chocolatier
Unit D-7-1, Block D
Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan
Pusat Bandar Puchong
Puchong
47100 Selangor
Malaysia
+603.5879.8519
Opening Hours 
Daily 12pm - 9pm
Closed on Mondays
Love18 Chocolatier's Page
Love18 Chocolatier's Facebook

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Dah Makan: Grilled Thai Green Curry Fish with Wild Rice, Siew Pak Choy and Carrot Strings

Picture from the email confirmation - seems like they user the same picture for red and green curry, I could be wrong!

So here it is, Grilled Thai Green Curry Fish with Wild Rice, Siew Pak Choy and Carrot Strings for RM19.

Portion of rice was pretty reasonable, served with strings of carrots and vegetables.

I would not order again though - when the fish is cold it tastes funny. Furthermore, it was not properly grilled. There's no grilled marks at all. It felt like eating oven baked fish more like it.

Some facts about Dah Makan:
  1. Pork free
  2. Not gluten free or nut free - at least it is not specified anywhere
  3. You should order a day before, but you can still order on the same day through their Mobile App.
  4. Approximately RM18 - RM25 per box
  5. 3 types everyday, click here for more information.
  6. Number to contact - 018.201.5592 (Mon-Fri, 9am - 6:30pm)
  7. Click here for their webpage.
  8. Click here for Facebook page
  9. Click here for Instagram page
  10. Email address: care@dahmakan.com 
  11. Free delivery in KL - Contact them to confirm delivery charges for Selangor areas
Verdict: Overall the food is good - portion is pretty good for me. I just did not like their fish dish. I believe fish should be eaten fresh. I will not order or recommend anyone else to order their fish dish....

Check out their site and if you are keen- Click here for RM10 off your first order :)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Naughty Nuri's

Say whatever, not good enough, not as great as the one in Bali, still my favourite in Klang Valley!

Sup buntut (oxtail soup) was really delicious and flavourful, but slightly way too flavourful, slightly too much pepper. I think they could have reduced it and allow us to add however much we want to. Also, the garlic bread could have been served separately!! The bread was already soggy by the time we savour the soup. Pift

So we asked for the bread to be separated this time, only to find out the soup is not as thick anymore.

This is not a cheap portion of mee goreng, but it's definitely worth a try! It is much more flavourful than the ones we get from mamak stalls.. Indonesian or Malaysian style, it's really based on how they stir-fry the noodles!

Pork Loin

The beef steak is sooooo tender! But I'll still have ribs over beef anytime!

Half Babi Guling served in two plates for RM165. The portion is very ,very small and those pieces we've gotten were just full of fats, barely any meat... It's just slightly sweeter compared to the Chinese suckling pig. Presentation was not really impressive; serving in two different plates instead of one...  The Babi Guling is definitely the least favourite of all dishes so far... This could have been a lot better if they have presented the dish on a prettier plate..

Naughty Nuri's @ Desa Sri Hartamas
No.2, Ground Floor
20/70A, Jalan Sri Hartamas
22, Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
019.339.9611
Opening Hours
Daily 12pm - 12am
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