Entries from March 2008 ↓

Porridge & You Tiao – You Tiao, Food Republic @ Pavilion KL

You Tiao or more known as “Yau Char Kwai” in Cantonese is a popular dish serves with porridge in Hong Kong but in Malaysia, not many restaurants or kopitiam serves them. In Pavilion KL, there is this You Tiao stall in Food Republic that you may want to check out.

You Tiao's Set A consists of Porridge with Scallop and one piece of You Tiao
You Tiao’s Set A consists of Porridge with Scallop and one piece of You Tiao

Porridge with Scallop is quite clear and cooked to perfection — that means it’s not too watery or too concentrated. Though there are not many scallops, what do you expect for a bowl of porridge at the price of RM 2.50? The serving is quite small as the porridge is meant for breakfast or snacks and it is not a full meal. The You Tiao (Yau Char Kwai) is however a little too oily but it’s crispy and delicious.

The porridge and You Tiao are sold separately at RM 2.50 and RM 1.30 respectively. However, if you order Set A, you get both of them for only RM 3.50.

Price

  • Set A: Porridge with Scallop + 1 piece of You Tiao – RM 3.50

Address

You Tiao,
Food Republic Apex Excellent,
Lot 1.41.00, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Fusion Thai Food – Rama 9, Food Republic @ Pavilion KL

Rama 9 is quite popular with its Thai Food and is one of the favorites in Pavilion KL.

Rama 9's Green Curry Chicken Spaghetti
Rama 9′s Green Curry Chicken Spaghetti

Green Curry Chicken Spaghetti is quite unique and one of its kind. As long as the meal is served hot, Green Curry Chicken Spaghetti doesn’t disappoint at all. Not too bad.

Price

  • Green Curry Chicken Spaghetti – RM 7.90

Address

Rama 9,
Food Republic Apex Excellent,
Lot 1.41.00, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Nyonya Food – Pakcik Cafe @ Kompleks Antarabangsa

Right in the ground floor of Kompleks Antarabangsa, just outside Shin-Nichi Japanese Restaurant is Pakcik Cafe which serves Nyonya Food is quite popular during lunch hour on working days.

Pakcik Cafe's Dry Chili Chicken with Rice
Pakcik Cafe’s Dry Chili Chicken with Rice

The Dry Chili Chicken with Rice is quite alright considering the affordable price.

Pakcik Cafe's Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice
Pakcik Cafe’s Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice

The Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice is not bad. Quite edible, really.

Pakcik Cafe's Fresh Lime Juice and Local Coffee
Pakcik Cafe’s Fresh Lime Juice and Local Coffee

The Fresh Lime Juice might not be the best ever lime juice, although the coffee is slightly alright — what more do you expect for just RM 2.00 for each of these drinks?

Overall, the food are good enough for your weekly lunch, but I don’t suggest you to make it a daily visit. The food is fine, but the service is horrible. If you ever drop by Pakcik Cafe, make sure you come early as the tables are usually all taken by 1pm.

Price

  • Dry Chili Chicken with Rice – RM 6.90
  • Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice – RM 6.90
  • Local Coffee (Cold) – RM 2.00
  • Fresh Lime Juice – RM 2.00

Address

Pakcik Cafe,
Ground Floor, Kompleks Antarabangsa,
Jln. Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 2.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Nasi Lemak Otak-otak – Shalala Coffee @ Seremban Rest and Service Area

If you are going South, you are bound to stop by Seremban rest and service area. You will see Shalala Coffee next to a huge Malay food stalls. If you don’t prefer to eat Malay food, you may want to try Shalala Coffee. Although I would not strongly recommend you.

Shalala Coffee's Nasi Lemak Otak-otak
Shalala Coffee’s Nasi Lemak Otak-otak

One good thing about going south is the availability of Otak-otak. And Nasi Lemak Otak-otak is not too bad even though the sambal is not the best-ever sambal for a nasi lemak, the Otak-otak is still alright.

Shalala Coffee's Curry Laksa
Shalala Coffee’s Curry Laksa

The Curry Laksa, though lacks a certain flavor.

Shalala Coffee's Iced Coffee Milk
Shalala Coffee’s Iced Coffee Milk

The Iced Coffee Milk is definitely not the best coffee from Shalala Coffee. There are more milk than any other thing in this drink.

Price

  • Curry Laksa – RM 6.60
  • Nasi Lemak Otak-Otak – RM 7.40
  • Ice Milk Coffee – RM 3.60

Address

Shalala Coffee,
Seremban rest and service area
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Tasty Tarts – John King, Food Republic @ Pavilion KL

When it comes to tarts, John King in Food Republic in Pavilion KL is quite popular. Aside from the normal Egg tarts, John King sells Durian tarts, Coffee tarts, Corn tarts, Red Bean tarts among others.

Egg Tart (left) and Coffee Tart (right)
Egg Tart (left) and Coffee Tart (right)

Red Bean Tart (left), Corn Tart (right) and Curry Chicken Pie
Red Bean Tart (left), Corn Tart (right) and Curry Chicken Pie

The Egg Tart is crispy albeit the egg’s part a little too soft. As for the Coffee Tart, I would say just stick to the Egg Tart. Just buy the Egg Tart. Don’t even bother trying the others. The Curry Chicken Pie is as crispy as the Egg Tart and is not too bad.

Price

  • Egg Tart – RM 1.60
  • Coffee Tart – RM 1.80
  • Corn Tart – RM 1.70
  • Red Bean Tart – RM 1.70
  • Curry Chicken Pie – RM 2.80

Address

John King,
Food Republic Apex Excellent,
Lot 1.41.00, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Wide Variety of Choices of Food – Asia Cafe @ SS15

Asia Cafe is SS15, Subang Jaya has a wide variety of food from Japanese food to your fave Curry Laksa to Buttered Chicken Rice.

Stall 34's Mee Sua at Asia Cafe
Stall 34′s Mee Sua at Asia Cafe

Stall 34′s Mee Sua at Asia Cafe is quite blatant with a flavor of seaweed.

Stall 12's Buttered Chicken with Rice at Asia Cafe
Stall 12′s Buttered Chicken with Rice at Asia Cafe

Buttered Chicken with Rice at Stall 12′s (Thai Food) at Asia Cafe is not too bad. But the price is RM 6.00, slightly on the higher side for butter chicken rice.

Price

  • Stall 24 – Pork
  • Mee Sua – RM 4.00
  • Stall 12 – Thai Food
  • Buttered Chicken with Rice – RM 6.00

Address

Asia Cafe,
Jalan SS15/8a,
Subang Jaya, 47500 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – N/A
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Nasi Lemak & Mee Siam – Kluang Station @ One Utama

Kluang Station is not exactly just another kopitiam as its interior design concept is based on old-school train station despite serving the same food like Uncle Lim, Hometown Kopitiam and the likes.

Kluang Station's Mee Siam
Kluang Station’s Mee Siam

Kluang Station’s Mee Siam does not really taste like Mee Siam. Maybe because it’s not spicy enough or perhaps the chili used is not the right type — or perhaps it’s the sambal which is more towards the sweet side.

Kluang Station's Nasi Lemak
Kluang Station’s Nasi Lemak

The nasi lemak in Kluang Station is not too bad. The sambal is the same one used in the Mee Siam, which is sweet and not spicy. The anchovies and peanuts are aplenty.

Kluang Station's Kopi Cold
Kluang Station’s Kopi Cold

One must try the Kopi Cold which is the traditional kopitiam-style coffee — even for the cold version, one can taste the real coffee in it.

Kluang Station in One Utama is located in the Lower Ground Floor in the New Wing.

Price

  • Mee Siam – RM 4.90
  • Nasi Lemak – RM 3.90
  • Kopi Cold – RM 2.80

Address

Kluang Station,
Lot LG337, Lower Ground Floor,
One Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing),
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre,
Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Log ‘n Roll Chee Cheong Fun @ Mid Valley Megamall

Update: Log ‘n Roll has moved to a new location in PC 43, Lower Ground Floor, Ikano Power Centre, Mutiara Damansara effective June 1, 2008.

Chee Cheong Fun or Rice Noodle is everyone’s favorite. Nowadays, they are not only available in old-school kopitiam or motorcycle-cart but also in the shopping complexes. Log ‘n Roll Chee Cheong Fun is the first of its kind it Malaysia that sells Chee Cheong Fun in two concepts — Eat at the spot or Prepackaged / DIY.

Log 'n Roll Cart in MidValley Megamall
Log ‘n Roll Cart in MidValley Megamall

Log 'n Roll Chee Cheong Fun
Log ‘n Roll Chee Cheong Fun

The Marketing Director, Mr. Chaang Tuck Loong explained that most Chee Cheong Fun that are sold outside are not very hygienic while Log ‘n Roll aims to provide the best Chee Cheong Fun experience to its customers with its fresh, hygienic and innovative quality products.

Customers can choose to "Eat at the spot" or buy the "Prepackaged / DIY" Chee Cheong Fun that comes in variety flavors such as Classic, Dried Shrimp, Seaweed, Black Sesame, Oat and more. For "Eat at the spot", different type of sauces are available to choose from such as Black Sweet Sauce, Cheese Sauce, Curry, Soya Sauce, Mushroom Sauce and more.

The variety of sauces available for "Eat at the spot" customers
The variety of sauces available for "Eat at the spot" customers

The menu of the variety of sauces available for "Eat at the spot" customers
The menu of the variety of sauces available for "Eat at the spot" customers

Cheese Sauce
Cheese Sauce

Curry Sauce
Curry Sauce

Mushroom Sauce
Mushroom Sauce

With so many flavors to choose from, it’s really quite hard to choose. Why not buy them all? They are definitely more delicious than the Chee Cheong Fun at Gurney Drive.

Personally, I like the Cheese Sauce. Even Mr. Chaang said most of his customers preferred the Cheese Sauce as it’s unique and you can’t buy it elsewhere.

Prepackaged / DIY Chee Cheong Fun
Prepackaged / DIY Chee Cheong Fun

Prepackaged Sauce / Toppings
Prepackaged Sauce / Toppings

For those customers who would like to bring home the Chee Cheong Fun to share with their family members, and friends, you can buy Log ‘n Roll special ‘hygiene top seal pack’ available in 8 pieces. You only need to heat it up by either steaming and microwaving. The Chee Cheong Fun comes in two types — Flat and Round. You can also buy the sauces and toppings prepackaged so you can bring them home and Do-It-Yourself.

Price

  • Spicy Fish Maw – RM 9.00
  • Cheese – RM 6.00
  • Mushroom – RM 4.00
  • Spicy Curry – RM 4.00
  • Dried Shrimp & Soy Sauce – RM 4.00
  • Sweet Sauce – RM 4.00

Address

Log ‘n Roll,
LGC-1a, Lower Ground Floor (Outside Guardian Pharmacy),
Mid Valley Megamall,
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 4.0
  • Ambiance – N/A