Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Senya Izakaya 鲜家

Gyoza (RM10)

Salmon Roll (RM16.80)

Salmon Salad (RM18.80)

Hokkaido Pork Don (RM23.80)

Onsen Egg (RM2) - available off menu

Pork Don with Aomori Apple (RM23.80)

Baked Mango (RM9.50)

Cold Tofu (RM6.50)

Grilled Fish

Salmon Carpaccio (RM17)

Gyoza (RM10)

Some pictures from Senya from all my visits over the past few months. I have to agree that I love their Gyoza but it's absolutely inconsistent!! The first picture in this post is terrible - the skin isn't cooked long enough. Second picture was OK, tasted great but it didn't look appetising. The even older one - looks good but didn't taste good. I just can't brain their inconsistency - and each inconsistency is DIFFERENT! I am so confused.

Nevertheless, their pork don is always the best. Best in town regardless of what you say. Best in town even if it's not on par with Hokkaido's. You cannot get any other good pork don in Malaysia, only Senya serves it. If they ever have the Aomori Apple, do order that and add an onsen tamago. The apple is very good!

Senya Izakaya Publika
D5-G3-1, Solaris Dutamas
No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours
Mon 5.30pm - 12am
Tues-Sat 12pm - 2.30pm; 5.30pm - 12am
Sun 12pm - 2.30pm; 5pm - 11pm
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mezze Wine Bar & Bistro

Roasted Pork Belly (RM22)

Overpriced Chinese pork belly sold in a Western shop, and not even a bed of salad - how sad. Nevertheless, it's very perfectly roasted. 

Pork Chorizo Stew (RM49)

Chorizo is not very generous - though there are many chunks of pork meat. Actually tasted more Asian influenced than Spanish. This is the favourite dish for the night.

Sausage Platter (RM34)

Did not like this at all. The chorizo was alright but the other two sausages are just plain, nothing special, crumple like typical frozen sausages you get from the supermarket, which isn't fantastic at all.

They actually responded to my feedback and conveyed that they will strive to improve. Good job for being so positive!

I wonder if they serve just normal mineral water. Because the Aqua Panna is priced at RM21 and it's absolutely ridiculous when I only need a glass of warm water.

Mezze Wine Bar & Bistro
132, Jalan Kasah,
Medan Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours
Daily 4pm - 1am
Closed on Mondays

Mezze Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, November 28, 2016

Uokatsu 魚勝

Assorted fish! Their menu is complicated AF. So many Japanese fish names I got so confused.

We ordered the some of the more popular items.

Mentai Rice (RM19)

That's probably the only reason that I come to this place - those eggs topped with fish roe and mayo is very addictive!

Trout Ikura Don (RM28)
The mentai rice was so addictive we had to get another portion. We also added some extras - Onsen Egg (RM3) and Potato Salad (RM9). The potato salad was great, but it was certainly not worth the price, that scoop of salad is more expensive that a Saba fish, which is absolutely mind-boggling.

The Wasabi Ice Cream (RM10) is rather unique. I would definitely recommend if you haven't tried it before. However if you're not a fan of wasabi, try the Black Sesame Ice Cream (RM10).

B-0-7, Plaza Damas 3
63, Jalan Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours
Lunch (Tues - Sunday)
1130am - 2.30pm
Dinner (Thur - Saturday)
Closed on Mondays

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Palace Rice Vermicelli Restaurant

Similar to Go Noodle concept - but probably not as good. They start rather early, and by 1pm most of the popular items are sold out. Had we arrived 10 minutes later, we wouldn't even get their house dumplings!

Fried Suigao / Dumpling (RM10)

Comfort food for lunch and the noodles are inexpensive - you'll get a decent bowl for less than RM10!

Meat Dumpling (RM7)

In House Dumpling (RM7.50)

Combination Dumpling (RM7.50)

Service aren't the best - very mediocre and they can be mistaken as being rude. It's just perhaps they are very busy, constantly running up and down without a break. Give them a break...

Wanted to try their tong sui, unfortunately they ran out of it as early as 1pm.

Palace Rice Vermicelli Restaurant
24, Jalan Chengkih
Taman Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours 
Daily 6am - 3pm
Closed on Mon & Tues
(May close earlier when they run out of food)

Palace Rice Vermicelli Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mama San Bali

It's a must to visit the original Mamasan! It's way better than the branch in Kuala Lumpur because they serve pork. Balinese food involves a lot of pork selection but they removed it in KL branch to attract Muslim crowd.

We made a reservation to avoid disappointment - true enough it was all full for lunch.

Some sugarcane prawn salad we've ordered - can't remember the name of it but it's Vietnamese inspired salad. We are supposed to wrap our salad with Viet rice papers.

Ok I think they should prepare it for us - mine didn't turn out like the one in this picture!

Duck Salad

The famous pork trotter!

Dessert menu. They don't serve the Nutella Buns in Bali! The branch in Kuala Lumpur serves those yummy delish buns!

Pavlova Meringue to end our lunch!

I would definitely recommend Mamasan over Chandi hands down. However the portion may be a little too huge for two pax - it would be good to have at least 6 pax to dine here so you'd be able to order more food to share.

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Mama San Bali
Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.135
Bali 80361
Opening Hours
Daily 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 11pm