Entries from July 2009 ↓

Penang Nyonya @ AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre

Penang Nyonya as the name says serves Penang Nyonya food. Located on the first floor in AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, Penang Nyonya is yet another restaurants serving Penang food ala Nyonya style. There is another Nyonya restaurant called “Nyonya Colors” on the same row.

Penang Nyonya's Spring Rolls
Penang Nyonya’s Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls or “Popiah” in Malay, is usually fried to perfection and is a great delicacy. Spring Rolls at Penang Nyonya is no difference — it is crispy, delicious and served hot albeit a little oily.

Penang Nyonya's Nyonya Nasi Lemak
Penang Nyonya’s Nyonya Nasi Lemak

Chicken Beef Set consists of a plate of rice (selection of either Briyani or Lemak), chicken or beef dishes, appetizer, dessert and a drink. Surprisingly, my selection of Lemak rice ends up the same as what my partner ordered — Nyonya Nasi Lemak and Penang Chicken Curry. I have to say the Nyonya Nasi Lemak is a disappointment. There is really nothing to shout about.

Penang Nyonya's Penang Curry Chicken
Penang Nyonya’s Penang Curry Chicken

Penang Curry Chicken is quite mediocre. It’s oily, the curry does not have enough santan and flavor and doesn’t seem to look appetizing.

Penang Nyonya's Cendol
Penang Nyonya’s Cendol

Cendol is perhaps the worst of the worst item on the menu. First off, the cendol does not come with red beans. This is the first time I eat cendol without red beans and I must say it is not very pleasing at all. There are tonnes of places that serve better cendol than here. In fact, all of them have better cendol and it is quite a disappointment to know Klang has a place which serves Penang Nyonya food has one of the worst cendol in the country, knowing that Klang also has one of the best cendols in Malaysia.

Overall, Penang Nyonya would be the last place on earth we would go to, ever. There are plenty of other restaurants in AEON Bukit Tinggi which serve better food at a better fare, why bother coming here?

Price

  • Chicken Beef Set (Penang Chicken Curry, Lemak Rice, Cendol, Iced Lemon Tea, Spring Rolls) – RM 15.90
  • Nyonya Nasi Lemak – RM 7.90
  • Iced Kopi Susu – RM 2.80

Address

Penang Nyonya,
Lot F18, 1st Floor, AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre,
1, Persiaran Batu Nilam 1/KS 6,
Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2,
41200 Klang, Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

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

Chicken Chop Rice – Oldtown White Coffee @ Berjaya Times Square

Besides serving coffee and local delicacies, OLDTOWN White Coffee also has some western array in their menu.

Chicken Chop Set
Chicken Chop Set

Chicken Chop Set, which consists of Chicken Chop Rice and Fresh Lemon Tea (Hot or Cold) is something rare and perhaps a new item on the menu. The chicken chop is quite oily and is quite dry and bland as there isn’t any gravy that comes with it. Perhaps, OLDTOWN should stick with kopitiam food and not venture into territory it is not familiar with.

Price

  • Chicken Chop Set (Chicken Chop Rice + Fresh Lemon Tea (Hot/Cold) – RM 9.80

Address

Oldtown White Coffee,
Lot 03-101 A, 3rd Floor, Times Square,
1, Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

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

KFC Cheezy Chickaroni – KFC @ Pavilion KL

KFC has recently introduced “Cheezy Chickaroni” to its menu. Cheezy Chickaroni consists of macaroni & cheese and chicken meatballs.

KFC Cheezy Chickaroni
KFC Cheezy Chickaroni

Cheezy Chickaroni is no doubt a delicious meal with macaroni rich with cheese and four chicken meatballs which greatly compliment the cheesy taste.

Great news is that Cheezy Chickaroni is now part of KFC’s “Jom Jimat” (Set E) and for only RM 5.90, you also get a glass of regular soft drink. A la carte price is RM 5.80. A note though, Cheezy Chickaroni may not be enough for the big eaters.

Price

  • KFC Cheezy Chickaroni (Jom Jimat Set E) – RM 5.90
  • KFC Cheezy Chickaroni (A la carte) – RM 5.80

Address

KFC,
Lot 1.29.02, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

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

Zen by Secret Recipe @ Sooka Sentral

Zen by Secret Recipe is a fusion restaurant and serves both Asian delights as well as Western food. The outlet at Sooka Sentral always seem to be populated with hungry office workers during lunch hours. However, although I find the food slightly more than mediocre, I find one of the waiters there not very friendly. He’s probably having a bad day but he shouldn’t bring it to work.

Most of the pasta available are merely mediocre, and perhaps is not worth the money spent. Spaghetti Carbonara with beef bacon strips may look delightful but it somehow lacks the taste most Carbonara has while the menu mentions Spaghetti Carbonara “with beef bacon”, the dish somehow has more mushrooms than bacon strips. Spaghetti Meatball is somehow more extraordinary with its pasta sauce on the spicier side. Perhaps this is due to the fact Zen is a fusion restaurant, hence, tomato + chili does make sense for a pasta meal. If you crave for pasta, I would recommend Delicious anytime.

Zen by Secret Recipe's Spaghetti Carbonara
Zen by Secret Recipe’s Spaghetti Carbonara

Zen by Secret Recipe's Spaghetti Meatball
Zen by Secret Recipe’s Spaghetti Meatball

Zen by Secret Recipe's Fusilli Carbonara
Zen by Secret Recipe’s Fusilli Carbonara

Zen by Secret Recipe's Thai Spaghetti
Zen by Secret Recipe’s Thai Spaghetti

Price

  • Spaghetti Carbonara with beef bacon strips – RM 18.50
  • Spaghetti Meatball – RM 14.50
  • Thai Spaghetti (Set Lunch) – RM 15.00
  • Fusilli Carbonara Vegetarian (Set Lunch) – RM 15.00

Address

Zen by Secret Recipe,
Lot G04, Sooka Sentral,
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, KL Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

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

Power Lunch at Starbucks

Recently, Starbucks has introduced Power Lunch at Starbucks — delicious but power-packed lunch. Pasta Pie and Chicken & Mushroom Foccacia Sandwich at RM 9.50 and Quiche and Sherperd’s Pie at RM 6.50. These price are only applicable with purchase of any handcrafted drinks, i.e. Frappuccino.

Starbucks' Pasta Pie
Starbucks’ Pasta Pie

The Pasta Pie is delightful and a wholesome meal. For the price of RM 9.50, it’s almost like having two meals with Pasta Pie and it’s worth the money.

Inside Starbucks' Pasta Pie
Inside Starbucks’ Pasta Pie

Inside the Pasta Pie is macaroni in red pasta sauce. They are really good.

Shepherd's Pie (Black Pepper Chicken)
Shepherd’s Pie (Black Pepper Chicken)

Shepherd’s Pie is equally as good. The pie has a center-filled of black pepper chicken and mushroom and it has a top layer of mash potato! Definitely a great mashup and it’s very tasty too.

Price

  • Pasta Pie – RM 9.50 (with any handcrafted drinks)
  • Shepherd’s Pie (Black Pepper Chicken) – RM 6.50 (with any handcrafted drinks)

Address

Starbucks,
Unit 5, Arrival Hall, KL Sentral,
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, KL Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

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