Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Private Room

Some wine based cocktail; I don't remember the name of it but the price tag was really memorable, it was close to RM50, if not it'll be around RM48 after the additional charges. I didn't think it was worth the price considering that it's just wine, fruit juice and sugar. If they did add any other type of alcohol in it? It was too mild I could not taste. It was probably worth RM25 at most at any other casual restaurant bar. I don't see how is it so special that it deserves to be priced that way... This is one drink I felt totally ripped off, I'd rather just get a bottle of wine.

Cold Cuts Platter (RM75++)

Even more ripped off. Majority slices are the cheap salamis you can get from Village Grocers, Jaya Grocers or Bens. The 4 slices ham rolled like a bolster is either parma ham or spanish ham, are probably the more expensive ones but they are probably around RM10-RM15 if you get from the grocers? Just really thinly sliced and it would be even cheaper! Spicy salami and normal salami slices are even cheaper. I would normally get up to 10 slices for no more than RM8! RM75++ is an absurd price to charge, hey people you're paying for their rent did you realise that. Piftttt. 

It's really my first and last. Not going back... I'd rather save the money to drink at Bangkok's Asia Top 50 bars. They are cheaper and also wayyyy better than this glass of "wine cocktail".

Likes: Don't know what I like about them tbh. Drinks were subpar, food is just overpriced, service isn't particularly fantastic either?
Dislikes: Did not think it was worth the money to pay RM50 for a glass of nothing but wine cocktail and cheapskate cold cuts for a hefty RM75++.

Private Room  
Persiaran Zaaba,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6019.334.6631
Opening Hours
Tues-Thurs 5pm - 1am
Fri & Sat 5pm - 2am
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Thai Hou Sek

Pad Kra Pow (RM18)

Thai Um Hou Sek aaahhhhh... I've read wonderful reviews, received wonderful feedback about this place and I finally got a chance to visit. The Pad Kra Paw is practically salty, not tad bit spicy at all, egg is not even Thai style fried egg (no crispy bits at the side). For something considered as street food quality in Thailand, this is certainly not worth paying for. I've had the convi-pack ones in Family Mart / 7-11 Thailand which tasted a lot better than this. I am just wondering how can this be dubbed as good in the first place when they can't get the basics right?

Bangkok Braised Pork (RM16)

Another typical street food - Thai braised pork rice. Thai braised pork is usually cooked with cinnamon sticks, not a whole pack of cinnamon sticks!!! I tasted nothing but cinnamon in this dish. If it wasn't for the chilli nothing is edible. Both basic plates are not even up to par!


Likes: Strategically located in the mall
Dislikes: Expensive for street food and the quality is not even great. Service totally needs help - staffs love to throw plates on the table; is that even called serving? Urgh. Not sure if I want to give them a second chance. 

Thai Hou Sek
1 Utama Shopping Centre
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama
Petaling Jaya
47800 Selangor
Malaysia
03.7731.7933
Opening Hours
Daily 10am - 10pm
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Dishoom

Dishoom has changed a lot since I first visited in 2013? Their popularity gone up so much that they have a few branches now. The wait for the original branch at Covent Garden is ridiculously long. We arrived at 4.30pm and we had to queue for a table!

It was not a short queue to begin with - it is so long that they had to move us to the bar area first before the actual dining table. We hung around for almost an hour and realised people around us had already gotten their tables except for us! Looks like their queueing system is slightly flawed too.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed our bar session, sipping chillitini and beer. Those of you who love chilli, have to try the chillitini! It's tad bit too sweet for me, so I requested for lesser sugar for my second glass.

I've always loved dining in Dishoom. Prices have noticabley gone a little higher, a few pennies for each dish. Staffs are still as friendly as usual. We were so lucky to get a super friendly French guy.

Okra Fries (£4.20)

My favourite okra fries!

Prawn Koliwada (£6.20)

First time trying this and found this to be a very good snack plate.

Chicken Ruby (£8.50)

Raita (£2.90)

Awadhi Lamb (£9.90)

The lamb pieces are buried underneath. It looks rather plain but there are actually generous amount of meat hidden inside!

Despite the shortcomings, I will still recommend Dishoom to everyone.... Still my favourite!

Likes: Always my favourite Bombay food in London, portions are just right for two pax
Dislikes: Reservation system is rather flawed

Dishoom Covent Garden
12 Upper St. Martin's Lane
WC2H 9FB London
United Kingdom
020.7420.9320
Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs 8am - 11pm
Fri 8am - 12am
Sat 9am - 12am
Sun 9am - 11pm
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Lean's

Red Bean (RM5)

We came here after at dining at Goon Wah which turned out to be a mess (expensive meal, terrible service, and we did not want to order more so we left - Goon Wah, not Lean's). Which turned out to be a good choice.

Barley Gingko (RM5.50)

Their tong sui is slightly pricier - you'll notice that you pay only around RM2-3 or so by the street but you're paying a lot more here. It's basically like home cooked tong sui. Barley and gingko came with loads of gingko, so they deliver not just quality, it also fetches the value.

Mak Chuk (RM5)

It's more expensive but I felt it was worth paying for - all tong sui I've tried are all rich and thick. It's not some diluted craap you pay for a cheaper price. I don't normally take Mak Chuk but it was surprisingly good. It was so thick i had to share this bowl, can't finish it by myself.

Chee Cheong Fun (RM6)

After being cheated by Goon Wah, I thought this RM6 noodles was much more worth paying than what we had in Goon Wah.

Likes: A little pricier but it's worth paying for. Plenty of choices
Dislikes: Plenty choices.. but almost every visit they run out of things I want to order, could probably work on that since they provided choices they should have it ready

Lean's Cafe  
78, Jalan SS 22/25
Petaling Jaya
47400 Selangor
Malaysia
+6012.652.0996
Opening Hours
Daily 10.30am - 10.30pm
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

The King's Wark

Scrambled Eggs & Salmon (£7)

Messy plate, don't care. Fluffy scrambled eggs, comfort breakfast.

Smoked Haddock Fillet (£12.50)

More like eggs benedict with an additional fish.

Smokey Beans (£8)

Perfectly poached eggs - just feel like destroying them when I first saw it...

Crispy New Potatoes, Egg & Avocado (£10)

Most colourful plate of all - also my favourite. Anything with avocado is good for me... Well that's not the main point. The sourness from the salsa made the dish more interesting. At least I like sourness in my food!


Likes: So much cheaper to dine anywhere but London! Comfortable food in the bar, reasonable price.
Dislikes: Limited choices?

The King's Wark 
36 Shore,
Edinburgh EH6 6QU
United Kingdom
+44.131.554.9260
Opening Hours
Daily 10am - 12am

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Kim Gary

The last place on EARTH I would want to dine at. I haven't visited in ages and I couldn't remember why I stopped visiting. Their menu was and still is confusing AF, makes you order "free drinks" which confuses the crap out of you and charge you for drinks simply because you missed out the "free drinks" section and highlighted the one that charges extra couple of dollars. They are really smart to do that as we fill in our own order forms. Any mistakes will be on the customer and not the staff! The chargable column is so damn small that chances of a customer missing it is rather high.

....and they continue to forget to deliver what that was supposed to come with the confusing AF set until you remind them. Why do we want to complicate our lives with such stupid menu at this stupid place just to save a couple of bucks. Seriously, now it reminds me why I never gone back to Kim Gary after so many years. I thought they had already improved but NO it's still stupid as ever.

For the one last time, NO MORE KIM GARY.

Kim Gary Restaurant  
Plaza Damas
60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+603.6201.0967
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Guru Buffet

Guru Buffet is very popular... Among TOURISTS only!! Price without "premium" seafood costs THB429 & THB529 for premium seafood.

This is the "Premium" Seafood section - consists of slightly larger prawns, razor clams, extra tiny clams and super unfresh crab. Extra THB100 for these? It is totally not worth it to begin with.

The smaller prawns & mussels at the regular THB429 section.

Tiny clams! Where are the scallops I saw online?....

There are squid too but heck, not everybody eats that.

The buffet section for cooked food which is available for both packages.

Salad are alright - but people come for their BBQ not really for these kinda cheap food.

Noodles, vegetables, fruits and sauces.

Pad Thai & Tom Yum prepared and served cold because nobody really takes this anyway, so food is left to chill.

Avoid Guru Buffet at all costs!!! It's totally a tourist trap!

Likes: Large prawns and that is about it
Dislikes: Expensive, ripped off, overpriced, limited seafood for the price, staffs cheated us about the drinks too (purposely made us order when there are already free drinks available at the buffet spread!)

Guru Buffet
Bo Put,
Ko Samui District,
Surat Thani 84320,
Thailand

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pho Street

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (RM8.90)

Located inside Paradigm Mall itself at the Lower Ground near the super market. We passed by the shop and thought of giving it a try to see if it's better than Pho Vietz (not that Pho Vietz is good anyway).

Pork Skewers (RM6.90)

Both starters seem to be alright, nothing to fault.

Pho Beef Combo (RM18.90)

Pho looks very different from the menu, looks a lot less tempting and very oily...

The broth itself is quite flavourful, definitely better than Pho Vietz, but still not comparable to Vietnam's pho. It's not bad for a quick fix, but just be prepared for the high price, oily broth and very little meat in the bowl.
*P/S: This is totally personal preference, no offense to those who loves Pho Viet which is below par for me.


Likes: Average broth, reasonable in the mall
Dislikes: Not as value friendly, there are better options out of the mall. Broth is very oily.

Pho Street Vietnamese
Paradigm Mall
Petaling Jaya
47301 Selangor
Malaysia
+603.7887.6136
Opening Hours
Daily 10am - 10pm
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