Entries from July 2008 ↓

Chocky Giant Chocolate Stick & Strawberry Stick

Chocky Giant is the giant version of the regular Chocky. If you happen to be in Thailand, you would have come across Chocky Giant. However, Chocky Giant Chocolate and Strawberry Stick are now available for sale at Waston’s, courtesy of Watson’s Personal Care Stores Sdn Bhd.

Chocky Giant Chocolate Stick
Chocky Giant Chocolate Stick

Chocky Giant Strawberry Stick
Chocky Giant Strawberry Stick

Chocky Giant Chocolate Stick and Chocky Giant Strawberry Stick are just as good as the regular Chocky except they are in such gigantic size.

Chocky Giant Chocolate Stick compared to Venti Starbucks Hot Chocolate
Chocky Giant Chocolate Stick compared to Venti Starbucks Hot Chocolate

See how gigantic is the Chocky Giant when compared to Venti Starbucks Hot Chocolate, the largest ever Starbucks mug.

Currently, Watson is giving RM 4.00 off with every 2 units of Chocky Giant.

Price

  • Chocky Giant Chocolate Stick 240g – RM 8.50
  • Chocky Giant Strawberry Stick 240g – RM 8.50

Japanese Cuisine – Sakae Sushi @ Pavilion KL

Sakae Sushi, owned by Apex-Pal, the company which bought over Genki Sushi in Malaysia currently in second spot for Japanese fast casual dining in Malaysia, serves wonderful Japanese food. Its branch in Pavilion KL is cozy and comfortable and one can easily linger for hours with its UCC coffee.

Sakae Sushi's Salmon Skin Temaki
Sakae Sushi’s Salmon Skin Temaki

Salmon Skin Temaki is crispy and delicious and comes in chunk.

Sakae Sushi's Tempura Udon
Sakae Sushi’s Salmon Tempura Udon

Tempura Udon is good especially the tempura prawn. Otherwise, it is quite so-so as it’s really hard to find good Udon noodles these days.

Sakae Sushi's Teriyaki Chicken Ramen
Sakae Sushi’s Teriyaki Chicken Ramen

Teriyaki Chicken Ramen, on the other hand, is quite pleasing and satisfying. The Teriyaki Chicken is tender and not too soggy despite mixed with the soup, the Ramen is just savory.

Sakae Sushi's Genmai Cha (Green Tea)
Sakae Sushi’s Genmai Cha (Green Tea)

Genmai Cha or Green Tea is a must when eating Japanese food as like when you must have Chinese Tea for Chinese food.

Sakae Sushi's Strawberry Calpis
Sakae Sushi’s Strawberry Calpis

Strawberry Calpis is Strawberry flavored calpis also known as Japanese milk drink with a slightly tangy and sour pick me up. It is sweet and sour at the same time, but the taste is just lovely.

Sakae Sushi's UCC Coffee with Ice-cream
Sakae Sushi’s UCC Coffee with Ice-cream

UCC Coffee with Ice-cream is siphon brewed traditional charcoal roasted Japanese coffee layered with milk and rich, smooth and creamy vanilla ice-cream. The taste? Absolutely tantalizing.

Price

  • Salmon Skin Temaki – RM 1.90
  • Tempura Udon – RM 12.90
  • Teriyaki Chicken Ramen – RM 12.90
  • Egg Mayo Inari – RM 3.90
  • Genmai Cha (Cup) – RM 2.00
  • Strawberry Calpis – RM 7.90
  • UCC Coffee with Ice-cream – RM 10.90

Address

Sakae Sushi,
Lot C4.03 & C4.04, Level 4, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

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

Special Coffee – Sin Min Hong Coffee Shop @ Butterworth

When it comes to good coffee, Northern Malaysia never lacks it. Sin Min Hong Coffee Shop in Butterworth is famous for its special coffee.

Sin Ming Hong's Special Coffee (Hot)
Sin Ming Hong’s Special Coffee (Hot)

Sin Ming Hong's Special Coffee (Cold)
Sin Ming Hong’s Special Coffee (Cold)

Special Coffee looks special and different from the ordinary coffee in kopitiam. However, I feel it tastes almost the same like the ordinary coffee and fail to taste any difference in it.

Sin Ming Hong's Babyshake
Sin Ming Hong’s Babyshake

Babyshake is nevertheless a special drink which consists of milk tea and a small amount of coffee powder. There is a strong flowery taste in it as well.

Sin Ming Hong's Egg on Toast
Sin Ming Hong’s Egg on Toast

Egg on Toast consists of half-boiled eggs and toasts except the eggs are on the toast as the name has suggested. Special but I still prefer to eat them separately. What about you?

Price

  • Egg on Toast – RM 2.60
  • Special Coffee (Cold) – RM 1.60
  • Special Coffee (Hot) – RM 1.30
  • Babyshake – RM 2.80

Address

Sin Min Hong Coffee Shop,
Jalan Heng Choon Thian,
12000 Butterworth, Penang, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 2.0
  • Ambiance – 2.0

Toilet Bowl Concept Restaurant – T-Bowl @ QueensBay Mall, Penang

T-Bowl Concept Restaurant which is located on the third floor of QueensBay Mall, Penang is a restaurant based on Taiwan’s Modern Toilet Restaurant concept.

T-Bowl's Toilet Bowl Seating
T-Bowl’s Toilet Bowl Seating

T-Bowl's Toilet Bowl Seating looks exactly like the one in my house's toilet
T-Bowl’s Toilet Bowl Seating looks exactly like the one in my house’s toilet

Someone even mentioned "Shouldn’t we put the toilet seat up?" Hilarious, but I have never thought of it.

Some of the T-Bowl's Toilet Bowl Seating is pretty
Some of the T-Bowl’s Toilet Bowl Seating is pretty

T-Bowl is decorated to look like a toilet, it even has showerheads
T-Bowl is decorated to look like a toilet, it even has showerheads

Beneath the tables are the sinks
Beneath the tables are the sinks

Basically, the restaurant is like a gigantic toilet where people eat instead of shit. Most of the seating is based on toilet bowl while they do have non-toilet bowl seat as well. If you fancy eating in the toilet, then this is the right place.

T-Bowl's Toilet Bowl Chicken Baked Rice
T-Bowl’s Toilet Bowl Chicken Baked Rice

T-Bowl's Cheesed Baked Rice with Curry Chicken
T-Bowl’s Cheesed Baked Rice with Curry Chicken

The baked rice – Toilet Bowl Chicken Baked Rice and Cheesed Baked Rice with Curry Chicken taste almost like those in Wong Kok and Kim Gary. Of course with the concept of having your food in a toilet bowl instead of the normal bowl makes it extra special.

T-Bowl's Tom Yam Seafood Flaming Pot
T-Bowl’s Tom Yam Seafood Flaming Pot

Tom Yam Seafood Flaming Pot tastes better than it looks. The tom yam is really flaming hot and has generous amount of seafood including prawns and fish. You can order bowl of rice to go with the tom yam.

T-Bowl's French Toast
T-Bowl’s French Toast

T-Bowl also serves toasted breads like French Toast besides noodles and rice.

Blue Curacao Bubble + Vanilla ice cream mocktail
Blue Curacao Bubble + Vanilla ice cream mocktail

Blue Curacao Bubble + Vanilla ice cream mocktail is just alright, Blue Curacao Soda in Food Republic, Pavilion tastes a lot better minus the ice cream.

Oreo Blended
Oreo Blended

Oreo Blended is somewhat new and different although McDonald’s serves it as ice-cream, Oreo Blended is an blended drink with Oreo bits and pieces in it. It tastes exceptional smooth and refreshing.

Soursop Blended
Soursop Blended

Soursop Blended tastes below par and perhaps slightly too sweet.

Honey Fruit Sponge Mellow
Honey Fruit Sponge Mellow

Honey Fruit Sponge Mellow is a dessert consists of Strawberry, Mango and Vanilla ice creams. Nothing really special about it. As long as they are not Chocolate, then it should taste fine. Haha.

Price

  • Toilet Bowl Chicken Baked Rice – RM 13.90
  • Cheesed Baked Rice with Curry Chicken – RM 13.90
  • Tomyam Seafood Flaming Pot – RM 12.90
  • French Toast – RM 3.50
  • Blue Curacao Bubble + Vanilla ice cream mocktail – RM 5.50
  • Oreo Blended – RM 6.50
  • Soursop Blended – RM 5.90
  • Honey Fruit Sponge Mellow – RM 7.90

Address

T-Bowl Concept Restaurant,
3F-43, 43A & 45,
QueensBay Mall
100, Persiaran Bayan Indah,
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 1.0

Taiwanese Street Snacks – Shihlin @ Pavilion KL

Taiwanese food is quite popular in Malaysia. Shihlin in Pavilion KL introduces Taiwanese street food to Malaysians.

Shihlin's Happy! Ricebox Set
Shihlin’s Happy! Ricebox Set

Happy! Ricebox Set consists of Crispy Chicken (half of it), diced century egg, tofu and of course, rice. It costs RM 9.00 10.00 including drink (choose from V Soy soya bean or mineral water). The ricebox set without the drink cost RM 8.00 8.50, thus, the one with the drink is more worth it. The rice and the tofu is still okay but the amount given is actually too little.

Shihlin's XXL Crispy Chicken
Shihlin’s XXL Crispy Chicken

XXL Crispy Chicken consists of a gigantic, boneless chicken breast fried to a golden crisp. The chicken is served uncut and incredibly delicious.

Shihlin's Handmade Oyster Mee Sua
Shihlin’s Handmade Oyster Mee Sua

Handmade Oyster Mee Sua has a generous amount of oysters and shredded chicken. If you are not a lover of oysters, perhaps you should skip this. Otherwise, it’s lovely and delicious. Best eaten with spoon.

Price

  • Happy! Ricebox Set (with drink) – RM 9.00 10.00
  • Crispy Chicken – RM 6.00
  • Mee Sua – RM 6.00

Address

Shihlin Taiwanese Street Snacks,
Lot K1.14, 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

German Sausage – Bavarian Bierhaus @ Wisma UOA II

Bavarian Bierhaus, a newly opened German Restaurant & Bar in Wisma UOA II serves mainly German sausages as its main dish.

Bavarian Bierhaus's Fancy Menu
Bavarian Bierhaus’s Fancy Menu

The price ranges from RM 26 to RM 72 for the main dish and slightly lower for the appetizers.

Bavarian Bierhaus's Chilled Mango Juice
Bavarian Bierhaus’s Chilled Mango Juice

Chilled Mango Juice lacks the real taste of pure mango juice. Instead it is like mango juice added with water and it is not even sweet. I’d say just order beer instead.

Bavarian Bierhaus's Chorizo
Bavarian Bierhaus’s Chorizo

Chorizo which consists of grilled Italian sausage, bed of creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and crispy bacon is no doubt delicious although quite fattening. The mashed potatoes and the crispy bacon are perfectly cooked while the grilled Italian sausages are slightly stiff.

Bavarian Bierhaus's Carbonara Penne Pasta
Bavarian Bierhaus’s Carbonara Penne Pasta

Carbonara Penne Pasta with crispy streaky bacon and cream sounds Italian but a pasta dish could never go wrong with bacon and this dish certainly proves it. The bacon is crispy and is the perfect match for a creamy and cheesy pasta. No doubt this restaurant has a slight Italian flavor, but it is a favorable thing to have.

Price

  • Chorizo – RM 38.00
  • Carbonara Penne Pasta – RM 26.00
  • Chilled Juices, Mango – RM 10.90

Address

Bavarian Bierhaus,
G-8, Ground Floor, Wisma UOA II,
No. 21, Jln. Pinang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

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

Jamie Oliver Style – The Apartment Downtown @ Suria KLCC

The Apartment Downtown in Suria KLCC is the second outlet besides The Apartment Cafe & Restaurant in The Curve. Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s cooking style, The Apartment Downtown serves mostly Mediterranean food with simplicity in mind.

The Apartment Downtown
The Apartment Downtown

The interior and the decoration in The Apartment Downtown is based on urban living, with lofty and spacious living in mind — The Apartment Downtown aims to create space evolves around familiarity, comfort and luxury.

The decoration in The Apartment Downtown

The decoration in The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

The bar area in the first floor of The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

While the ambiance in The Apartment Downtown is breathtaking, the same applies to the food.

Duck & Mango Salad
Duck & Mango Salad

Duck & Mango Salad consists of fresh salad of shredded duck, mango, lemon grass, spring onion, ginger and lime leaves with Thai Nam Pla dressing. It is refreshing and at anytime, tastes like Thai’s green mango salad except that there are duck meats.

Portbello Mushroom
Portbello Mushroom

Portobello Mushroom as the name says is oven roasted portobello mushroom and garlic with a light drizzling of pesto. It is the perfect starter for mushroom lovers but not for everyone.

Baked Fish
Baked Fish

Baked Fish may sound ordinary but it is a really pleasant dish. The dish is made from baked dory fish topped with cherry tomatoes with gratin mozzarella and parmesan with sauteed new potatoes. The amount of cheese is so generous, it even covers up the entire fish!

Jamie's Duck Pasta
Jamie’s Duck Pasta

Jamie’s Duck Pasta is yet another duck dishes, but believe me, this is one of the best dish you can order in here. Jamie’s Duck Pasta consists of fettuccine with shredded slow-roasted duck and tomato red wine ragu, the pasta is topped with toasted pine nuts which make it so complete.

Andrew's Pasta
Andrew’s Pasta

If duck is not your favorite, don’t fret, you should perhaps try Andrew’s Pasta, another pasta dish. Andrew’s Pasta has sauteed new potatoes and asparagus tossed with linguine and pesto. It is slightly on the savory side, but nevertheless delicious.

Chicken with Peach & Walnut
Chicken with Peach & Walnut

Chicken with Peach & Walnut is roast chicken in peach and walnut sauce with mashed potatoes. It is rather surprising this dish tastes quite good.

Piquant Cream Grilled Chicken
Piquant Cream Grilled Chicken

Piquant Cream Grilled Chicken which is grilled chicken mixed with creme fraiche, mustard seed and green peppercorn with sauteed garlic spinach and dill mash is rather disappointing. Any of the grilled chicken from Secret Recipe can easily topple this dish.

Panacota, Italian Dessert
Panacota, Italian Dessert

We were rather surprise we were served with complimentary dessert which were the Panacota, an Italian Dessert with Blueberry. Not too sweet and not too sour. It’s just the perfect dish to end our pleasant and wonderful meal.

Price

  • Duck & Mango Salad – RM 19.90
  • Portbello Mushroom – RM 21.90
  • Baked Fish – RM 23.90
  • Jamie’s Duck Pasta – RM 29.90
  • Andrew’s Pasta – RM 18.90
  • Chicken with Peach & Walnut – RM 26.90
  • Piquant Cream Grilled Chicken – RM 25.90
  • Juices – RM 10.90
  • Panacota – Complimentary

Address

The Apartment Downtown,
Lot G48 & 139, Ground Floor & First Floor,
Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

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

Value Meal – Secret Recipe @ Menara Standard Chartered

Secret Recipe has recently introduced affordable Price Buster Value Meal with three selections of RM 10 meal. Each meal comes with a glass of Iced Lemon Tea. Now, you can eat gourmet food for half the cost.

Secret Recipe's Iced Lemon Tea
Secret Recipe’s Iced Lemon Tea

Iced Lemon Tea is included in every meal, which is considered a great deal.

Secret Recipe's Grilled BBQ Chicken
Secret Recipe’s Grilled BBQ Chicken

Grilled BBQ Chicken is more towards savory flavor of BBQ and it is not spicy at all.

Secret Recipe's Grilled Black Pepper Chicken
Secret Recipe’s Grilled Black Pepper Chicken

Grilled Black Pepper Chicken is the crowd’s favorite and tastes quite spicy.

Secret Recipe's Grilled Mushroom Chicken
Secret Recipe’s Grilled Mushroom Chicken

Grilled Mushroom Chicken is the crowd’s top choice as it is usually sold out earlier than the other two sets.

Overall, this is a great deal, if you read my previous post, Grilled Pepper Chicken costs RM 13.50 and it doesn’t come with any Iced Lemon Tea.

Note: The Value Meal is available in Peninsular Malaysia only until August 6, 2008.

Price:

  • Grilled BBQ Chicken with Rice plus Ice Lemon Tea – RM 10.00
  • Grilled Black Pepper Chicken with Rice plus Ice Lemon Tea – RM 10.00
  • Grilled Mushroom Chicken with Rice plus Ice Lemon Tea – RM 10.00

Address:

Secret Recipe,
30, Ground Floor, Menara Standard Chartered,
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

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

Shanghai Steamed Meat Dumplings (Siu Long Pao) – Dragon-i @ Pavilion KL

Dragon-i is famous for its Shanghai Steamed Meat Dumplings, more popularly known as Siu Long Pao.

Dragon-i's Shanghai Steamed Meat Dumplings or Siu Long Pao
Dragon-i’s Shanghai Steamed Meat Dumplings or Siu Long Pao

The Shanghai Steamed Meat Dumplings are no doubt delicious with the juiciness and the freshness of the dumplings felt immediately when you take a bite at the dumplings. The tender meat of pork and prawns also makes this dumplings even more irresistible. Though it may be a little pricey at RM 9 for just four small pieces, sometimes, certain food is just priceless, especially when the smell of it (Siu Long Pao) will still linger in your mouth after awhile, making you crave for more when there’s none left.

Price

  • Shanghai Steamed Meat Dumplings (Siu Long Pao) – RM 9.00 for 4 pieces

Address

Dragon-i Restaurant,
Lot 1.13.00, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

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

Swedish Meatballs – Ikea Restaurant @ Ikea Damansara

Shopping at Ikea is sometimes tiring, and sometimes, there is no better place than Ikea Restaurant to stop by, relax and have a meal!

Ikea Restaurant's Swedish Meatballs
Ikea Restaurant’s Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs, served with lingonberries, cream sauce and French fries is absolutely tasty. Skip this only if you don’t eat beef.

Ikea Restaurant's Chicken Leg with Swedish Herb and Lemon Sauce
Ikea Restaurant’s Chicken Leg with Swedish Herb and Lemon Sauce

Chicken Leg with Swedish Herb and Lemon Sauce is lovely albeit the mild spiciness. Comes with baked potatoes and salad.

Ikea Restaurant's Almondy Tart - Daim Cake
Ikea Restaurant’s Almondy Tart – Daim Cake

If you plan to order dessert, the Almondy Tart – Daim Cake is really good. It tastes almost like Crispy chocolates, sweet, slightly crunch with its Almond bits and absolutely irresistible.

Ikea Restaurant's Cappuccino
Ikea Restaurant’s Cappuccino

Coffee or Tea is refillable and you can choose either Coffee without milk, Cappuccino or Coffee with milk for coffee. If you prefer tea, you get to choose nothing, just grab a tea bag, haha.

Price

  • Swedish Meatballs (10 pieces) – RM 8.90
  • Chicken Leg with Swedish Herb and Lemon Sauce – RM 9.90
  • Almondy Tart – Daim Cake – RM 4.90
  • Coffee / Tea (Refillable) – RM 3.00

Address

Ikea Damansara,
No. 2, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

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