Monday, October 31, 2016

Selvam's Corner

The queue starts approximately about 12pm during lunch hour. The food replenishes very quickly due to the demand - especially the vegetables.

Very simple Indian economy rice which is definitely better than some pretentious Nasi Kandar. One portion of chicken, two portions of vegetable and their curry is enough.

Kudu & Yaseen at Jalan TAR tastes like crap before I found out about Selvam's, and still like crap even after. Also, most of the so-called famous Nasi Kandar in Klang Valley are not only lousy, but expensive. Some of them charge more than RM10 for only one meat selection. Disgusting! Selvam's Corner is way, way better than any of those out there!

Selvam's Corner
Lorong Chan Ah Tong (opposite Sri Kota)
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours
Daily 11am till (unsure?)

Selvam's Corner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Les Quinze Nits

Baby Octopus

Mixed Greens

Les Quinze Nits' famous Arròs Negre

I did not realise that these photos did not go up. I found this place online as I was searching for what to eat at Barcelona. I haven't tried a lot of black rice, but theirs was one of the better ones. In fact one of the best I've tried. Even the Spanish joints in London aren't as good. This restaurant seems to be one of the busiest in the square so it has to be good!

Les Quinze Nits
Plaça Reial, 6,
08002 Barcelona
Opening Hours
Daily 12pm - 11.30pm

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lot 10 Hutong Food Court

Very tiny portion, each meat size is no bigger than 1cm. The duck is even more pathetic, felt like it's leftover food from yesterday - barely even any meat, mostly bones. For half the price you can get a bigger portion if you go any coffee shops out of this pathetic place.

On a side note, the only shop worth going to is Kim Lian Kee for their Hokkien Mee. Everything else you see in this food court is overpriced and small portion. Way to cheat tourists.

Lot 10 Hutong Food Court
Lot 10 Shopping Centre
Jalan Bukit Bintang
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours
Daily 10am - 10pm

Friday, October 28, 2016

Binh Tay Market

Some street food outside Binh Tay market.

There are a few shops along the main entrance and they sell pretty much the same type of food.

Food is heated up again immediately once you order. Those meat skewers are super yummy!

If I'm not wrong, it costs about 10k / 15k VND per stick (USD 0.50 - 0.70)

I don't even know what are these called, it has pancake like texture and it's sweet.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wasabi Bistro

 Kumi's No.1 (RM19)

A mash with crabmeat, whitefish and avocado, covered with secret sauce.

 Soft Shell Crab Roll (RM58)

Soft shell crab was fine but the roll is pathetic overall. Instead of using Ebikko they used sesame seeds. Why substitute it when they charge rocket high prices.

 Salmon Belly x2 portions Hamachi x1 portion (RM65 x RM99)

Very thick and fresh cuts.

 Australian Beef Shabu-Shabu (RM215)

 Kobe Beef / Japanese Prime Wagyu Beef Grade A5 (RM220)

Highlight of the night.

Very lightly cooked on a teppanyaki and served on a bed of beansprouts with roots completely removed.

The Kobe beef melts in the mouth! The amount of fat is more than the meat, no wonder it melts. It's very nicely marbled too, which added to the melting factor.

 Veggie Udon (RM55)

The udon that comes with meat costs RM55++, the one without meat, costs the same too! Amusing the way they price their item.

If it wasn't for Elite Card, some of the items are not worth ordering. With MO's Elite, everything's half off. I recall I've had it once years ago and nothing turned out well (including rolls and all), but this trip seems fine to me.

Wasabi Bistro 
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours
Daily 12pm - 2.30pm; 6pm - 10.30pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kedai Kopi Seng Thor

We landed in Seng Thor for thier famous oyster omelette. It is so popular that the wait is at least an hour!

While waiting, there are only a few things to do. One is to order even more food. Char Kueh Teow (RM6) is certainly not bad, not popular but it's definitely better than the ones in Klang Valley.

Oyster comes in different size. We ordered the RM10, it's good to feed two pax. That's the problem - it's better off to order RM15 at least if you're already waiting for an hour.

They prepare it batch by batch with their hot pan. The pan is filled with oil, so thick layer of oil to create the crusty bits. It's cooked with lots of chives and because they cook it for a long time to create the crispiness, therefore, the chives are definitely black as it's way overcooked. Doesn't matter if it's green or black, it's just there for mild flavours.

Oh Jien (RM10)

You may not like if as it is really very oily. It may be too oily for most peoeple, but it's the oil that creates the crispiness. Better order a cup of hot tea to have with it!

Just FYI, the wantan mee shop is very dirty and it's good to avoid. We spent an hour waiting for the omelette and the wantan man spent an hour with his dirty hands handling food after touching money. You may think it's fine, but when he ran out of noodles, he had to get more from his noodle pile which is wrapped with newspapers infested with flies. Food falling all over his counter, no blanching done and the food is straight away served right on the noodles. I just can't get the disgusting image off my head. Never ever order the wantan mee!

Kedai Kopi Seng Thor
160, Lebuh Carnarvon
George Town
10100 Pulau Pinang

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kodawari Menya Udon & Tempura

Similar to Marugame Udon, Kodawari's another Japanese fast food outlet that serves udon and rice dishes. It's very fast and convenient for those who wants something good and quick.

You get to pick your main course and sides.

There are plenty of tempura choices - but I have to admit the chicken at Marugame is better than Kodawari.

Even more extras for your noodles!

The condiment section

Ebi Tempura (RM4.50), Croquette (RM3), Eggplant (RM2.50)

Fried Chicken (RM4.50)

Zaru Udon (RM10.90) with additional Tamago (RM2.50)

Notice the badly managed tamago? It's supposed to be intact but it's not always the case.

The outlet at Mid Valley handles it way better than the original branch in Mont Kiara.

Bukake Udon (RM10.90)

Niku Miso Udon (RM14.90)

This is not available at Mid Valley's outlet, but it may change over time.

Chicken Tempura Curry Rice (RM14.90)

Kodawari Menya Udon & Tempura
1 Mont Kiara Mall
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Aeon Foodcourt
Mid Valley Megamall
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours
Daily 11am - 9.30pm
Kodawari's Page
Kodawari on Facebook

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

The cafe at Mövenpick Karon Phuket serves very good green curry pizza! The dough is made typically just like the Italians would love, and topped with typical Thai green curry. Don't think we can get something like this out of Thailand!

There are plenty of other choices to pick from, mostly cafe food. It is located the back entrance facing the sea. The cafe is located right next to Mint Cafe - It could be Mint Cafe itself. You can also get yourself the classic Mövenpick ice cream.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa
Karon Beach
83100 Phuket

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ngiu Chap Wong

Ngiu Chap Wong literally means "Mixed Beef King" in Hakka, and I'll have to give it to them! You don't really find places in Klang Valley that serves beef noodles in an air-conditioned and comfortable cafe.

A small noodle shop hidden in Plaza Damas. There are only a few selections to pick from their regular menu and a few more on their seasonal menu. Since they are famous for their beef, we picked the beef noodle and beef stew.

Beef Stew (RM18)

Very generous chunks of Australian be, tendon and radish, filled with starchy beef gravy. There are a few  noodles to pick from - we chose to have no noodles.

Beef Noodle Soup (RM13)

It's lighter as compared to the beef stew and serves lesser premium items as compared to the stew. Lots of  mixed beef parts like beef trip is also found in the noodle. This is cheaper than the stew perhaps because the ingredients used is also cheaper. The broth has really aromatic flavours and it is very easy to consume.

What made them even more awesome, the service is very good, staffs are friendly and they take credit card payment even if it's only one bowl! I asked if this is the typical Seremban beef noodles, he said nope. It's just their own recipe, it seems.

P/S: There are two types of chilli - do ask them for their special chilli. The special chilli is a bit sourish on top of the spiciness. 

Ngiu Chap Wong
Block P-1-3, Plaza Damas
60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours
Daily 11am - 3pm; 6pm - 9.30pm
Closed on Mondays

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ampang Indah Square

No name shop at Ampang Indah Square... They serve mostly Chinese noodles - wantan mee, pork noodles and fish head noodles seems to be the most common ones ordered by most customers.

To be safe the ordered the wantan mee.

I can't remember the exact price of the noodles but it should be around RM5 per plate. A bowl of 10 wantans costs RM4. It's quite rare to see coffee shops handled by locals, charging affordable prices these days.

I prefer the dry version over the soup version. Charsiew is not very grilled either, and I prefer their wantan instead.

Ampang Indah Square
Jalan Cahaya 1,
Pandan Cahaya
68000 Selangor
Opening Hours
*Unsure, but they are open in the morning, as early as 8am