Sunday, December 28, 2008

SOHO KL @ Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

At first, I thought SOHO is small office home office but it is actually Solaris Hotspotz. Getting to this building is a real headache for me as this is my first time here. The signboard leading to this place is confusing. By the time I set a foot on the building, I just realised that SOHO KL is just situated beside NKVE highway and is quite near Jalan Duta Government Administrative offices. The main attraction here is fine dining, after dinner entertainment centres and several signature restaurants. Among the big brands here are Dubrovnik - The first Croatian restaurant, Tenji - The largest Japanese contemporary buffet restaurant in South East Asia, Ole-Ole Bali & Murmur, Michelangelo. But what attract me most is still their Cold Storage store. It has so much imported items that can't be found in any other places in Malaysia. It has a wide selection of western food, japanese food, korean food, dairy products and wines. If you want to find something from foreign countries and if you can't get it somewhere else, then try here.


SOHO KL. Picture from The Sun newspaper.

Boston restaurant.

Tenji Japanese Buffet restaurant. This restaurant is comparable to Jagoya in Starhill Gallery in Bukit Bintang in terms of food served & styles.

Wide selection of Japanese food in Tenji.

Tenji clams & mushroom.

Sushi King signature restaurant.

SOHO KL Cold Storage.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tropicana City Mall @ Petaling Jaya

Tropicana City is a signature location created by Dijaya Corporation Bhd. It is strategically located at the crossroads of the LDP Highway and Sprint Damansara. I do wonder whether the existing road there able to accormodate the already bad traffic in that area. Currently, the mall is still around 40% empty and their main tanant, Carrefour already in operation. In future, you will need to purchase RM30 from Carrefour in order to get free parking. As of now, the parking there is still free.


Tropicana City Mall christmas decoration.

Such a funny name: "Bad Ass Coffee".

Room Eighteen. Never heard before.

Yet another franchise restaurant: San Francisco Steakhouse.

Santini.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's Pleo Dinosour

I am sure many have heard of the new toy in town. It's Pleo Dinosour a unique robot pet which act like a real creature. During this christmas, there are many publicity about this toy. In Malaysia, it is distrubuted by Pensonic Holdings and retails at RM1699. Pleo has more than 1800 components in its body, 14 motors and 14 microprocessors and sub processors as well as 40 sensors to sense touch, light and its surroundings, making it a complex robotic pet. Pleo is controlled by Life OS with controls all the components.
For more info visit: www.pleoworld.com


Pleo website.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jusco Sushi

I brought this sushi set from Aeon Bukit Tinggi Klang and I think it is more economical than if you brought the item one by one. This set only cost around RM10 and it has all the items I want.

Taste:7/10(Moderate).
Price:6/10(Moderate).


The sushi set.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hakka Restaurant @ Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur

Hakka restaurant which is located just opposite Pavilion KL, is a famous eatery place in Bukit Bintang area. One would easily locate the restaurant by their large signboard and the large area occupied. The restaurant area is so big that it can easily accommodate more than 100 tables in one time. This is the third time I am here and I have the urge to blog about it this time.

Taste:8/10(Good.I would think that this restaurant is good at preparing traditional chinese dishes such as pork, egg & seafood. Their stir fry vegetables is just normal while the japanese bean curd dish taste rather blend. However, their mixed vegetables egg is rather good & the braised pork with red bean cube also worth the mention. Their special made bean curd with salted vegetables is also a must try item).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. I still thinks that the food here is over rated and more expensive compared to normal chinese restaurant. Anyway, this is what you will get from a famous chinese restaurant with an ambient environment).

Non-halal.


Water ceast soup.

Stir fry vegetables. Just normal.

Japanese bean curd. Taste rather blend.

Stir fry lettuce. Taste normal

Pork braised with red bean cube. The meat is soft & tasty. Must try item when you come here.

Mixed vegetables fried egg with mushroom, spring onion & carrot. Thumb up from me!

Ginger chicken.

Bitter gourd with sliced fish meat.

Salted vegetables with special made bean curd. Good but a bit salty.

Green bean dessert.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Best Seafood Restaurant @ Pulau Indah, Port Klang

Today I going back to office in Pulau Indah for the reservation system upgrade. I have my lunch here and found that their food quality still remain the same which is good. I always miss the food here since my team moved to Wisma Genting in Kuala Lumpur. To reach his restaurant, you will need to travel using KESAS highway heading to Pulau Indah. It is just located beside Star Cruises Terminal.

Taste:8/10(Good. Their assam curry fish or assam curry squid is a must try item. The taste is simply amazingly good).
Price:7/10(Reasonable).

Pork free.


Hot plate bean curd.

Marmite chicken. Yes, it is the British marmite in the bottle!

Assam curry squid. Must try item. You can order fish instead if you don't like squid.

Stir fry green bean sprout. Has the wok taste. Good!

Kong po style (stir fry with dried chili & ladies finger) mantis prawn.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ichiban Boshi @ Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

This is my second entry on this japanese eating place. I still think this restaurant is a better place compared to other japanese restaurant in terms of quality & price.

Taste:8/10(Good. What can I say? It is still delicious sushi, temaki, tempura, sashimi & good miso soup. However, it is still not enough to get more than 8 points from me as there are still room of improvement of some of the items such as their beef dishes).
Price:4/10(Near expensive. If take the food quality & price into account, this outcome is still better compared to other japanese restaurant).

Halal.


Pirikara udon.

Fried chicken?

Udon & sushi wazen. This set consist of five pieces of premium sushi, lotus root, udon noodles & salmon sashimi. Good and I recommend it.

Salmon.

Unagi set with egg & rice.

Tuna sushi.

Fried dumpling. I would praise the service here as we get this item for free as one of my colleague waited her dish for quite some time.

Assorted tempura. So yummy & crispy.

Egg, beef & green soya bean with rice.

Chawan moshi. A mixture of mushroom & egg.

Not sure what it called.

I not sure what is this set called. But one thing for sure that you will need to cook it!

I don't know what is this. Probably container used to prepare sake?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Spicy Pan Mee @ Restaurant Super Kitchen, Kuala Lumpur

After tried the Damansara Perdana branch, I went to try on their branch opposite Kin Kin near Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur. My colleague is addicted to the wholesomeness of spicy pan mee after I introduce to them last week.

Taste:7/10(As usual their Thai style bean curd is good but their chili is a bit bitter. The chili is over fried. However it is still good when add in moderation. The amount of minced pork is less when compared to Kin Kin).
Price:6/10(Moderate. The dry pan mee will cost you RM5 & Thai style bean curd at RM10 for 10 pieces. I notice that the dry pan mee here is cheaper than the branch in Damansara Perdana. Maybe they have a competitor on the opposite shop).

Non-halal.


Menu selection. The main dish. Spicy pan mee.

Thai style bean curd. Quite good with cucumber, peanut, sesame seed & thai sauce.

Main item. Spicy chili. Must add it to pan mee in order to get a tasty pan mee.

Pan mee served. Not yet mixed.

Pan mee not yet mixed from another angle.

Product from Cameron Highland

My colleague from Cameron Highland brought me this great looking cherry tomatoes. So fresh, sweet & with stem!


Fresh cherry tomatoes. Looks so fresh. Usually the tomatoes brought from market don't have the stem attached.

Dried strawberries. Moderate sweet & tasty.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ayam Brand Chilli Mackerel

This is a new product from Ayam Brand. It is made from Pacific jack mackerel and sock in super spicy chilli. So much chilli padi inside the package (I saw around 7 chilli padi inside).

Taste:8/10(Good. Extremely spicy. It has onion, tomatoes & chilli inside. It is suitable who can eat very spicy stuff. The mackerels size are medium & each can contains approximaly 4-5 mackerels).
Price:6/10(Moderate. This can cost around RM5.50).


Super spicy chilli mackerel.

This is how the chilli mackerel looks like.

Photo from another angle.
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