Sunday, September 18, 2016

Awesome authentic Kelantanese cuisine from Kesom Cafe @ Aman Suria, Petaling Jaya

Kesom Cafe located in Aman Suria is a small cafe serving Kelantanese food. They are famous for nasi kerabu, nasi dagang and a few types of sweet dessert. The taste is good and different compared to other Kelantanese restaurant that I tried. Their food is more aromatic and using quality ingredients. I went there to tried their nasi kerabu and I like it so much that I take away their weekend speciality which is khao jam. I had good khao jam in Kota Bahru before but I can't find it elsewhere in Klang Valley other than in Kesom Cafe.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Nasi kerabu and khao jam here does taste great. Aromatic and flavourful. Their fish floss were good. Khao jam/herbs rice were cooked to perfection with strong herbal taste with adequate ingredients).
Price:6/10(Moderate. Plain nasi kerabu at MYR8.00 and khao jam at MYR9.00. If you would like their fried chicken, do top up another MYR5.00. Serai pandan tea at MYR3.00. Second glass refill at MYR0.50).


Delicious nasi kerabu. Do notice the colour of the ingredients. It looks lighter colour compared to other establishment. It looks fresh.

Serai pandan drink.

Side dishes to add to your meal.

Nasi khao jam - come with mixed ulam, acar, keropok, salted duck egg, kerisik ikan, kerisik kelapa, budu and tumis. So many ingredients, no wonder so flavourful. Also known as herbs rice.

Fried banana.

Clean and cosy environment in Kesom Cafe.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.120859, 101.596820
Address: F-46-G, Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Mongolian steamboat from Xiao Fei Yang (XFY) Steamboat restaurant @ Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

Xiao Fei Yang is a chain restaurant serving spicy ma la style of steamboat. Their soup is delicious and flavourful. They have many ingredients to choose to put into the soup eg sliced mutton, special pork balls, fried fish skin and dumplings. I do enjoy the sauces area where you can mix different kind of sauces and ingredients to eat it with your food. Other than the hidden charges, this place has good food to savour.

Taste:8/10(Good. No doubt that their soup is the main attraction. Do go for combination soup of ma la and herbal soup. In the ma la soup you can eat much of the ingredients and spices there. Good to increase body heat. Make sure to order their fried fish skin and special pork balls).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. Even though their soup is great, they charge MYR24.00 for it. Make sure you drink the soup a lot and finish the ingredient inside there. Also, you may noticed that their bowls, spoons, chopsticks are sealed in a wrapper for hygiene purposes. They charge those wrapper for MYR1.00 each. For me, it's weird that they charge it that way. The tea they charge by the number of person even though we ordered 1 pot. Prices for all the ordered items as below: slices mutton at MYR21.00, sliced pork at MYR14.00, home made pork ball at MYR9.00, fish noodles at MYR8.00, dumplings at MYR8.00 and vegetables at MYR6.00 for each plate).


XFY restaurant.

Combination soup of ma la and herbal soup.


Ordered the following items for our dinner: mutton slices, pork slices, pork balls, vegetables, fish noodles, dumplings & home made pork balls.

This part is most interesting. Creating your own sauce by mixing the available ingredients. Among the ingredients: fermented bean curd, spring onion, garlic, chili, sesame, oil and soy sauce.

My own created sauce.

Fried fish skin.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.132555, 101.622178
Address: 40, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Opening hours: 11.00am to 10.30pm daily.

Tasty fish noodles from SK Seafood Noodles Restaurant @ Bukit Tinggi, Klang

SK seafood noodles restaurant is located quite hidden from main road in Bukit Tinggi, Klang. If you don't specifically look for it, you won't be able to find it as the surrounding new shop lots are quite abandoned. However, the trip to this restaurant is quite worth it as the fish noodles here is quite delicious. For those who don't like milk in your fish noodles, then this is a perfect choice for you. Their fish noodles soup is quite unique and you have two choice with either traditional soup base with tomatoes and yam version. I particularly like the yam version as you can taste the richness of meshed yam in the soup. The fish which comes with the noodles were fresh and cooked to perfection. They also have other varieties of seafood dishes such as prawn, porridge, pork chop, fish head & curry fish.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Unique fish noodles soup with yam is something to try out here. Its taste great and comes with natural ingredients. The fish noodles soup goes well with their spicy prawn paste chili sauce dip. If you don't like plain fish meat, they also have fried fish meat version and fish head).
Price:6/10(Moderate. The price for a bowl fish noodles for both traditional and yam version is MYR9.50 and MYR10.00 respectively. They also have sea fish version at MYR14.00 for each bowl).


Yam version of fish meat noodles. Rich soup and you can eat yam chunks.

Traditional version of fish meat noodles.

Variety of dishes to choose from.

They also have sea fish version of fish meat. For me it taste almost the same but its more expensive.

Normal looking shop. But tasty food.

GPS/Coordinate:3.011650, 101.438227
Address: No. 41, Jalan Bayu Tinggi 2A, Batu Unjur, Klang, 41200, Malaysia.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Foo Hing dim sum @ Bandar Puteri, Puchong

Foo Hing dim sum restaurant located in Bandar Puteri Puchong is worth to go if you are craving for good salted egg lava buns and egg tarts. I went there to have brunch and found out that the restaurant is still full with people. No wonder their shop is so huge with air conditioned and open air area. They have wide selection of dim sum and they have Shanghai xiao loong pau as well. However, they don't have that by the time I arrived. So I just took their special superior dumpling soup instead. The meal was good.

Taste:8/10(Good. This restaurant has good salted egg lava pau, char siew pau and egg tart. The egg tart is good with delicate flaky layers of soft pastry).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. Ordering their special items which hard to find in other dim sum restaurants. BBQ buns and egg tart at MYR2.30 each, prawn dumpling/har gao/steam squid at MYR6.00, salted egg lava pau at MYR6.00 and special superior dumpling soup at MYR12.00).



Melt in your mouth hot salted egg lava pau.

Char siew pau/BBQ buns.

Nice char siew pau filling.

Portuguese egg tart.

Steamed prawn dumpling.

Special superior dumpling soup.

Portuguese style steamed fresh squid.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.022142, 101.617553
Address: 31G, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.
Opening hours: 7.00am to 3.00pm daily.

Good Indian cuisine from GEM Restaurant @ Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

GEM Restaurant located opposite of NU Sentral Mall is a semi fine dining restaurant specialises in both Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. There has been in the exact location for decades and that prove that the meal must be good in order to survive that long. They serve both meat and vegetarian food options. The environment in the restaurant is great and looks classy. As their location is near to KL Sentral public transportation hub, you will be some tourists dine here as well.

Taste:8/10(Good. Among the food ordered below, tawa prawns is the best. Its something unique compared to others. Overall food here is good with adequate level of spice in the cooking).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. The price here is slightly pricy compared to normal Indian restaurant. Mutton Roganjosh at MYR21.90, garlic naan at MYR5.00, tawa prawns at MYR24.90, spinach of your choice at MYR14.90 and paneer tikka at MYR19.90 ).


Appetizer. Paneer tikka. Cubes of cottage cheese marinated in masala and grilled.

Tawa prawns. Tasty dish made with prawns with fried onions, yogurt and coriander leaves.

Good dishes eat with garlic naan.

Mutton Roganjosh. Cooked with onions and ground spices.

Spinach of your choice. This green weird looking paste is actually quite tasty. Chopped spinach cooked with cottage cheese and spiced.

Cosy environment in the restaurant.

GPS/Coordinate:3.132412, 101.687420
Address: 124, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 11.30pm.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Decent Japanese sushi at Ichiro Sushi Bar @ Eat Paradise, One Utama, Petaling Jaya

Ichiro sushi bar is a decent Japanese restaurant located at upper floor of Isetan in One Utama. Usually food in shopping malls don't serve great food but Ichiro is different from the rest. The food here is fresh and prepared by Japanese chef which is rare sight in Japanese restaurant nowadays. Another good thing about Ichiro is sometimes they serve seasonal items and some of the fishes are not found in the mainstream Japanese Restaurants. So do check them out from time to time on their facebook page (link below). Ordering for your meal is simple and fast via ipad.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Sushi are fresh and they have fishes which are not found in other Japanese restaurant. Tried sanma & mackerel which hard to find elsewhere. Both were good. Sorbet dessert taste good and refreshing as well. Do also check out their alcoholic drink such as Umeshu and Aragoshi momo which taste great - no picture as my phone out of battery :-( ).
Price:3/10(Expensive. If you choose to have their premium sushi which can't get somewhere else in any Japanese restaurant, then the price is expensive. Their kinmedai fish sushi cost MYR30.00 for two pieces and toro for MYR60.00 for two. The price is more reasonable if you come here during lunch time to have their sashimi rice bowl which is just cost around MYR25.00. Yuzu sorbet at MYR7.00 and Japanese sweet alcoholic drink at MYR18.00 a glass).


Huge fish piece on top of rice. The sushi portion considered as standard size as in Japan. Fresh as well.

Sanma fish sushi.

Japanese chef preparing sushi.

Food ordering via ipad.

Here is salmon nigiri sushi, mackerel nigiri and salmon roe.

Counter seating.

They also have salmon roe rice bowl.

Yuzu sorbet. Slight citrus taste makes this sorbet a favourite.

Ichiro, look out for this restaurant.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.148232, 101.615989
Address: Bandar Utama F101, First Floor, Isetan One Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, 47800, Malaysia.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11.00am to 9.30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11.00am to 10.00pm.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IchiroSushiBar/

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tai Syou Japanese Restaurant dinner set @ SS15 Subang Jaya

Tai Syou Japanese restaurant is a new kid on the block of SS15 Japanese restaurants row opposite Subang Jaya medical centre. They have daily special. Do check that out when you are here.

Taste:7/10(Moderate. Their yakiniku with mushroom is good. Sashimi cut need improvement and the tempura is slight soggy when served).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. Ordered their chef bento set at MYR45.00).


Ordered chef bento with sashimi, baked scallop, tempura mix and yakiniku rice.

Tai Syou serve both daily special dinner set and ala-crate.
Potato salad.

Not sure the symbolic meaning of placing potatoes at counter.

Salad. Too much sauce and oily.

Yakiniku rice with mushroom were good.

Sashimi cut.

Slightly soggy tempura.

Baked scallop.

The set also comes with chawan mushi.

Environment in the restaurant. Its open kitchen concept.

Sake.

The shop from outside.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.080410, 101.592816
Address: .57, Jalan SS 15/5A. Subang Jaya 47500, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12.00pm to 2.30pm & 5.30pm to 11.30pm. Sunday 5.00pm to 11.00pm.
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