Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nippy Noodle Restaurant, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park.

Where do you go when you want to look for some awesome wantan mee???

For me, recently Amos introduced me to this place in Kuchai Lama - called the Nippy Noodle Restaurant. =)

Errr.... something golden 5 mins... cant really read what it says LOL.

Cool stuffs... they are quite pet friendly too!!!!!!!

Anyways, the Nippy Noodle Restaurant makes their own noodles fresh every single day. There are no leftovers at all - with such good noodles, where got people waste wan? LOL...

Do you know what this is?

...fresh pork lard... yummmyyy....

So... what do you order when you're here at Nippy Noodle?

For some side dish - order their vegetable + pork. =)

Then order their awesome char siew mee also!!!

Ahhh.... heavenly noodles... go try it out tonite!!!!!

...dont forget to order the fried prawn and pork dumplings too!!!

Nippy Noodle Restaurant
25, Jalan Kuchai Maju 7,
Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, KL

03-7982 1781

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pork Satay (Jonker Satay), Kedai Satay Xiang Ji.

One thing that I never knew existed in Melaka is pork satay! =) I used to go to Melaka for their satay celup or chicken rice ball... and then recently, I was introduced to the Jonker Pork Satay at Kedai Satay Xiang Ji!!!

Quite difficult to find - unless you know your ways around Jonker Street in Melaka.

They have two varieties of pork satay here - one being the spare parts... LOL.

...n the other, was the awesome one. =)

Kedai Satay Xiang Ji
50, Jalan Portugis, Melaka.
Very near to Jonker Street, opposite SRJK Pay Teck
GPS : N2 11.980 E102 14.801
Open from 12pm to 5.30pm

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Probably THE BEST Carbonara in KL at Mezze, Jalan Kasah.

I have always been a fan of pasta carbonara. In fact, I would go for it so often - but then again, it is hard to find a good carbonara though. In the past, I used to frequent La Terrasse very often - until it closed down and then became Bakita LOL. I was very disappointed that I couldnt find the carbonara anymore.... until just earlier..

By the way, this awesome discovery today.... was because of last night's wine tasting (which I will blog later a bit...) - very much thanks to this guy...

Meet Chef Yves. He is the person in the kitchens of Mezze.

Anyways, how did this discovery came about?

Then meet this guy, Mr Sebastian. He previously started La Table (forgotten the spelling), and then La Terrasse (yes the awesome carbonara)... and then FITOU... all the above mentioned places has THE BEST carbonara ever.... and now, he's also the consultant for MEZZE.

MEZZE, at Jalan Kasah, next to Vintry. =)

Anyways... like I mentioned.... the BEST CARBONARA in KL!!!

Spaghetti carbonara. =)

This dish... needs no further introduction. Eric Yong endorsed it already!!!

GO TRY IT!!! You'll NOT REGRET IT!

We also had the super nice roasted pork belly... yes, siew yoke!!!

The pork infused caesar salad... do I need to say more?

I actually didnt try this, never liked mushrooms. But the gf loved it.... Portobello mushrooms.

The olio bacon pasta... a little oily, but just how I like it.

The costillas... pork ribs!!!

What is costillas? According to Wikipedia Spanish - En la anatomía de los vertebrados, las costillas son huesos largos y planos, que en su conjunto forman la caja torácica. En la mayoría de los vertebrados rodean el pecho, permitiendo a los que tienen pulmones expandirlos, facilitando la respiración. En general sirven de protección a los órganos internos del tórax, como el corazón, aunque en algunas especies, especialmente las serpientes, proveen soporte y protección a casi todo el cuerpo. I assure you... I do not understand any form of Spanish at all LOL.

The white wine that went very well for the dinner. =P

....and then, since it was my Chinese birthday, Sebastian treated me to some really awesome CHEESE!!!!!! I am not such a 'rare cheese' fan - but this one... you MUST TRY IT as well!!!

The Brillat-savarin a la truffe - a real good cheese, good for appetizer and dessert too!!!

Okay seriously, I think you have to go here and check out the place, try out their wine... and importantly, go for the pasta carbonara!

MEZZE
No 132 Jalan Kasah,
Medan Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2095 0122

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Restoran Tonny, Tapah

*Testing my 50mm lens for this post*

As I have mentioned over and over again, one of the perks of my job is that I get to travel all around the country to visit my project sites - and the benefit of that - is that I get to check out the local good food and delicacies of the particular area.

This.... was in Tapah, Perak. =)

One of the cool local restaurants there is Restoran Tonny.

We were there for a quick lunch, ordered some very simple stuffs...

A random fried egg. LOL.

This is lim yu - freshwater fish. =)

Very fresh, and perhaps the local favourite here. Another fish dish to order is its sang yu. =P

Sweet and sour pork (bai kuat).

Restoran Tonny,
Jalan Hospital (on the road from Tapah to Bidor)
GPS coordinates: 4.193928,101.264033

Friday, April 15, 2011

the secret soiree, o'gourmet BSC.

On Thursday, I attended this wine tasting session - a special invites only session by o'gourmet and Michel Rolland. =) It was a preview to its secret soiree - an intimate private session.... I shall elaborate further.

BSC's o'gourmet has a wide selection of premium wines from all over the world. =)

It was a very casual and simple session, whereby the guest sommelier Didier Richer, a personal friend of Michel Rolland the winemaker introduced us all to a very special night of delightful simple foods from MEZZE and of course, its wine pairings. =)

The white and green asparagus, with hollandaise and lemon oil. =)

The Chateau La Grande Clotte Blanc.

Michel Rolland dont do much white wines - but the Chateau La Grande Clotte Blanc would be amongst its very good, as well as premium and exclusive whites. =) ...and yes, this pairs perfectly with the asparagus!

The Mariflor Pinot Noir.

The Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago.

The Mariflor Pinot Noir however, comes from Mendoza in Argentina. The wine is a little spicy-based - and the perfect food pairing for it... would be....

The spicy crab rissole with basil oil.

A slightly spicy dish ==> and this spicy + the spicyness of the wine... = makes a good combo!

The mini burger aux foie gras. =)

The burger... being very meaty with a tinge of foie gras - but also very tasty, goes perfectly well with a red wine. Which red wine? I apologize cos I forgot to snap the picture, but if you look below, it is the bottle in the middle, the 3rd bottle.

Originating from Libournais, Bordeaux, France, the Chateau Bertineau Saint-Vincent is a wine with the true character of the Lalande de Pomerol appellation and aged in one-year old barrels.

The full selection.... wait... let me introduce the 4th and 5th one first. =)

The 2006 Chateau Fontenil Fronsac. =)

The Chateau Fontenil Fronsac - its grapes are harvested manually at full ripeness and then it is sorted before and after destemming. The grapes are fermented separately in small wood and steel tanks, with thermoregulation. Its aging is between 12 to 15 months in 60% new oak barrels.

Once again... another red wine to be paired with something meaty...

The lamb cutlets marinated in balsamico. =P

Last but not least, we go back to Argentina for the Yacochuya. =)

This is surely one of the best and most sophisticated Malbecs ever produced.

The Yacochuya - to be paired with the Mini roquefort quiche.

SO... you've seen the wine... and you've seen the food. =) Yes, the food shown above are all the specials of Chef Yves from MEZZE - who by far has the BEST carbonara in Kuala Lumpur. =)

Anyways, come next Thursday, on the 21st of April 2011 - at 7pm til 8.30pm, o'gourmet and Michel Rolland proudly invite you to go to the o'gourmet Food Hall's Wine Area at the East Wing of BSC to check out their secret soiree - at RM 50 per pax. That is not all, buy 6 bottles and get one free bottle too!

The tickets can be purchased at the o'gourmet food hall - be quick! The numbers only limited to 12 pax per event only!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Restoran LSY-Pot, Bandar Puteri Puchong.

Puchong.... is as 'massive' as Kota Damansara. By massive - I mean the amount of commercial properties in the area. Whenever I am in Puchong or Kota Damansara, I am always spoilt for choice. There are just too many different places to go to for food... and sometimes, you just cant find the right place at all.

Somewhere inside Bandar Puteri... is this place that is famous for its claypot dishes. =)

Its called LSY-POT.

I am not sure what the LSY stands for... but the place packs a good variety of claypot dishes!

While waiting for your main course... order their side dishes/appetizers...

Lobak-styled. =)

The vegetarian goose/duck. Very nicely done.

I think I am already satisfied from their appetizers....

BUT.... thats just the beginning... check out the rest!

The prawn noodles.... yummyyyzz....

The claypot chicken rice... infused with salted fish..

Another style of claypot chicken rice... also with salted fish.

They have a wide variety of soups too.

Their awesome tom yum soup. Value for money.

Their famous claypot loh shu fun!!! =) This is a MUST TRY!!!

Anyways, I forgot to take pictures of their coffee.... that itself is another specialty of its own. LSY-POT serves some really good coffee and if you are a coffee person like I am - then you have to try and check it out!!!

LSY Pot
No. 22, Jalan Puteri 2/4,
Bandar Puteri Puchong,
47100 Puchong,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel no.: +6012-918 3866 (Alfred)
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm daily
GPS Coordinates: 3.021923,101.616045

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kedai Makanan Seng Huat Bak Kut Teh, Klang.


This was part of the awesome foodylicious weekend. Summary and other blogposts here.

I have heard of this place for many many years already. In fact, back when I was in college, I used to have a lot of classmates from Klang - and they used to tell me about the famous 'qiao-dee' or under-the-bridge restaurant. However, I never got to try it though. Always didnt have the time, didnt have the right company and so on...

I had organized a little food gathering extravaganza - 3 meals for under RM100 in Klang over Twitter, and then I brought this whole bunch here to check it out.

Kedai Makanan Seng Huat. It is exactly next to the 2nd bridge - hence the nickname.

As we got there, we had to entertain ourselves with some yau char kueh first, as it was pretty packed and we had to wait for our bak kut teh. Thankfully Thomas was there earlier to book the tables first... *woots*

The typical bak kut teh joints - with the hot 'kettle' for your Chinese tea.

We had an awesome group of 21 people that came for the bak kut teh. A pretty good response since it was like 8am in the morning... they included Becky, Kevin, Jac, Angel, Sherwyn, Mike, Evelyn, Victor, Jo, Dennis, Patchay, Chin Ann, Charlie, Michelle, Jeremy and of course... Botakai!!!

White rice... =)

The bak kut teh was served as individual bowls for each customer. The meat was very tender, and the soup was pretty herbal I would say. This would be one of the better bak kut teh places in Klang that I have tried - but I would say I have had a lot of better ones elsewhere. I believe this could be a result of over-commercialization already; when the shop gets too famous, standards tend to drop...

21 bowls for the 21 of us. All served individually. So no fights lorrr...

The taufu pok was rather ordinary though.

The group that came - not all in the group photo though.

Kedai Makanan Seng Huat
GPS Coordinate : N3 02.612 E101 26.895
No.9, Jalan Besar, Klang, Selangor.
Contact No : 03-3371 2652

Reservations: Nope, but get someone nice to book the table for you ahaha...
Set Meals: They come in individual bowls...
Use of MSG: Dont think so.
Outdoor Section: Whole place is considered outdoor lah...
Smoking Section: Its a bak kut teh joint... smoke anywhere u want.
Pet Friendly: Dont know, but they probably wont mind.
Baby Chairs: Didnt noticed.
Separate Bar: Nope.
Car Valet: Nope, park at the road side.
Private Rooms: Nope.
Credit Cards: Didnt noticed though.

Will I return again? I would return for the ambience really. The food was alright only lor. But for that price, I think it was pretty cheap and worth it lor. Dont wanna complain too much.

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