Sunday, December 30, 2018

Good lunch set from Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnais @ Tokyo, Japan

Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnais is a good French restaurant with one Michelin star serving Lyon style French cuisine. Nice atmosphere and a lovely place to spend a few hours to dine here. The lunch is reasonably priced and quite good. I choose their Le Menu du Déjeuner which comes with an appetizer, main dish and dessert plus coffee.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. All the 3 dishes that I ordered are quite good. Special mention to Quenelles of Lyon served with Nantua sauce which taste like lobster sauce and very good. The meal is quite filling as well. Salad with bacon were tasty and for dessert, the praline tart does standout. I can taste the hazelnut paste. As for the snow egg, there is chopped hazelnuts on top of the meringue. The meringue floats on top of cream and its so light and dissolved the moment I put it into my mouth).
Price:4/10(Near expensive. The 3 course set lunch meal at 2950 Yen).

Lyon style salad served with a cake of pig’s ears

Nice baguette bread.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Kosher meal on ANA airline flight from Kuala Lumpur to New York

Fancy of having Kosher special meal on board looks like a wrong decision for me. During the 23 hours flight from KL to New York on ANA, I had to endure food that does not looks appetizing. I looked like a paranoid as all my meals and utensil are tightly wrapped and sealed to avoid contamination. I even have to inspect all my meals and open the seal before the flight attendent able to heat up my meals. Lol... So much hassle. Now I know that Kosher meal practice is even tighter than Halal meal. I quickly switch my meal back to normal meal for the return journey😁. Moral is don't choose Kosher meal if you don't have dietary restrictions.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Zuni Cafe @ San Francisco, USA

Zuni Cafe is famous for their roasted chicken. I was wondering how good can a chicken be. Of course my thought was changed when I tasted a really good chicken dish in New York a year ago. However, I have to miss ordering the chicken dish here as they only sell the whole chicken which is best consumed by two persons. Since I travel solo, I have to settle with smaller dish. I ordered the pork crepinette and found out the dish to be great.

Taste:10/10(Excellent. I ordered their Llano seco ranch pork crepinette with red wine braised lentils, delicata squash and fried herb gremolata. Such a long dish name. The taste is very good with succulent texture. Perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. Its my first time to try on those delicious sides that come with the pork crepinette. The Caesar Salad is served with whole romaine leaves. The dressing for the salad were well done as each parts were properly dressed. The portion of salad is huge and I basically half full when finish the salad. Plus the homemade croutons are delicious as well).
Price:3/10(Expensive. Caesar salad at USD12.00 and pork crepinette at USD20.00).

Pork crepinette with red wine braised lentils, delicata squash and fried herb gremolata.

Nice crispy bread with butter.

Zuni signature Caesar salad. Taste good though although its just a salad dish.

Spacious upper deck of Malaysia Airlines flight on Airbus 380 economy class from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo

My recent trip to Tokyo in November 2018 via Malaysia Airlines by Airbus A380 big plane. I request for upper deck which seems more spacious for economy class. Meal were good but still can be improved.

Walk up the stairs to the upper deck. Smiling cabin crew.

Inflight entertainment is ok with large view screen.

Special food order. Seafood meal. Nice fish with omelette and asparagus.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Wonder Poke Wonder Tea @ Sunway, Subang Jaya

Wonder Poke Wonder Tea is a new shop in the Bandar Sunway area with poke bowl as their specialty. The poke bowl is very filling and healthy. You can choose the toppings that you like for your poke bowl. It's good for people who want to eat clean.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. I satisfied with the portion, taste and quality of the poke bowl here. I ordered poke bowl of the day which is satay chicken with drink. The restaurant is very generous with the toppings and it taste good. Good atmosphere here is also plus).
Price:7/10(Moderate. Good deal if you order their poke bowl of the day. Its 10% discount compared to normal price plus you get a free drink. Poke bowl of the day at MYR15.30).

Good for those who want to eat clean.

I went there on Thursday and ordered their bowl of the day which is satay chicken. Generous portion and comes with drink of the day which is barley.

Hot barley.

Nice shop.

HK Boy Cart Noodles @ Bukit Tinggi, Klang

HK Boy Cart Noodles is a chain restaurant serving Hong Kong cart style food with noodles as their specialty. The cart noodles are quite popular in Hong Kong during the 1950s with the carts operating on roadsides in public low income housing estates. Over the years, those carts has vanished but the noodles styles has been spread into cafes. HK Boy Cart Noodles outlet menu are quite extensive and you can mix and match your noodles with sides such as pig intestines, luncheon meat, chicken feet, pigs' blood and many more. There are around 35 sides for you to choose from their complicated menu. There are 5 steps in the selection of your bowl of noodles. For step 1, you need to choose whether you want soup or dry noodles. Step 2, less spicy or mild spicy. Step 3, types of noodles. Step 4, the flavour of the noodles. You can choose from beef tendon sauce, braised sauce, curry sauce, tomato broth, spicy or fin soup. And lastly step 5 is to add the sides that you want.

Taste:8/10(Good. The noodles were good and the broth has strong taste. However, the soup with braised sauce is a bit salty. I order two bowls of their noodles with more traditional sides such as pig intestines, pigs' blood, braised beef tendon and braised beef).
Price:6/10(Moderate. Noodles with 2 sides price at MYR10.90 and 3 sides at MYR12.90. Sides with beef will be charged extra MYR3.90).

Doggie noodles is like Udon. This bowl of noodles has pigs' blood, intestine and braised beef.

This is wanton noodles with intestines and braised beef tendon.

The wanton noodles here is similar to what I had in Hong Kong. Very crunchy type.

Wet Deck bar at W Hotel @ Kuala Lumpur

Wet Deck is pool side bar with good view of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). Although its not a roof top bar, but the view from this bar is quite good with pool, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur city view plus the windy feel.

Price:4/10(Expensive. The price of cocktail here starts at MYR45 and with some interesting drink such as Milo Kaw Kaw with whiskey, Milo, sweet condensed milk and espresso).

Nice liquor arrangement.

Cute figures.

Bright pink menu.

Nice ambiance.

Restoran TSY Claypot Kari Mee Anuar Tho @ Klang

Restoran TSY is a famous Chinese muslim claypot curry noodles in Klang. Plenty of seafood and noodles in the pot.

Taste:8/10(Good. I satisfied with the ingredients in the curry pot. Plenty of seafood and have the items that I like. The food were good and authentic and the curry is not overly spicy).
Price:8/10(Cheap. A claypot of curry noodles for two persons is only RM16.00. The portion is quite huge).

Nice seafood curry noodles with fresh crunchy bean sprout. This claypot has lots of prawns, sting ray, long bean, tofu and bean sprouts.

Its an old shop in Klang. Operated by old Chinese man married to Malay wife.

Still early. Not many people yet.

They have raw garlic and chili padi to enhance the curry noodles flavour.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.051394, 101.446993
Address: 10, Jalan Goh Hock Huat, Kawasan 18, 41400 Klang, Selangor

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee @ Petaling Jaya

One of the famous and good Hokkien mee shop in Petaling Jaya. Good place to have dinner or supper since its located just opposite of Starling Mall. The popularity also could be due to many nightlife drinking place around the area and people come here to have their supper after drinking or clubbing since they open until 2.30am.

Taste:8/10(Good. Although this restaurant name is hokkien mee and known for their signature dish, but I found out their hokkien beehoon taste better. Advantage that they have is their crunchy pork lard which is yummy).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. Selling at MYR11 for a portion of the hokkien noodles. This at the air-conditioned side of the restaurant. Not sure about non air-conditioned side. Service wise is like they are lack of people. Parking is a problem here).

Hokkien noodles.

Hokkien beehoon (rice vermicelli).

Seating environment at air conditioned area of the restaurant.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.133677, 101.624019
Address: 121, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Opening hours: Daily 5.00pm to 2.30am.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Yilo restaurant & bar @ Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya

Yilo restaurant & bar serves good chinese hawker style food and drinks. Its good place for hangout but if you prefer quiet place, then this place is not suitable. Its rather noisy and you will need to shout during conversation. I would say the environment here is a bit like the Japanese izakaya style which is noisy and smokey. Food and drink however were good and tasty.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. This place is famous to be crowded. Do come earlier or during weekend to enjoy the food and drink here. The menu is rather huge with plenty of Chinese food and cocktail selection. I ordered fried kway teow with raw egg and beef fried kway teow with raw egg. Both food were good. Drink were good especially the Guinness beer as they have salted plum taste).
Price:6/10(Moderate. The price of food item and drink here are quite reasonable. Meal for one price around MYR12 to MYR18 and cocktail start from MYR20. The signature drink here is their Guinness beer mix price at MYR48 per ceramic jug).

Crowded and smokey environment.

Bei jiu yan huan. This is house special mix, beer and plum. Quite tasty cocktail.

Fried kway teow with raw egg.

House specialty mix of Guinness beer. Special cocktail concoction (nu er hong)

Chicken mushroom pie at A Pie Thing @ Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

A Pie Thing has been around for quite a while in Damansara Uptown serving good decent pie. You can have their savory or sweet pie. The good pie here is their chicken mushroom or mutton pie. The cafe environment at this place makes it good place for meet up and discussion or just to chill.

Taste:8/10(Good. I satisfied with the taste of the chicken mushroom pie here however I think they can still improve on the taste of the crust).
Price:4/10(Near expensive. The pie basic pie here with gravy cost MYR13.50).

Chicken mushroom pie with gravy. The filling were moist and tasty but the crust needs improvement as not much flavour on it.

Some of their savory pies.

You have the options to add mushy peas or mash potatoes as toppings.

A Pie Thing.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.133610, 101.624496
Address: 128 G, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.