Sunday, November 30, 2014

Bmon Café @ Strand Kota Damansara – Japanese Cartoon Inspired Café Review

There are many famous and popular Japanese cartoon like Doraemon,Pikachu and so on but there is a local café which have created its’ own character which is called Bmon and started the Bmon café which is located at 8-1, Jalan PJU 5/20B  Kota Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya near the Strand Shopping Mall. Best Restaurant To Eat was invited to do a food review at Bmon Café.

The café concept exudes the modern and cartoonish theme of the place. Your first feel is a simple setting that exudes a carefree and playful place, where you can sit, relax, have a meal or a sip your favourite drink while chatting or just hanging out with your friends.

Even the menu has a very simple list of food offering ranging from sandwiches, pizza to waffles and so on.

There are many hand drawn cartoon drawn by the owner of the cafe, lining up its’ wall with verses of living in a fun and care free world. 

So who is Bmon - the character that means everyone must have a dream(s) to chase with, and achieve it.

We started the review with the Fruit Salad. Sprinkle with freshly cut strawberries, pineapples, raisins, fresh garden salad and toasted croutons, it was a refreshing start for the day

Next, we had the Caesar Salad with Tuna Mayo, similar to the Fruit Salad but replaced the Fruits with a spoonful of Tuna Mayo.

After which, we had the Wrap, the first of which is the Mushroom Wrap – which is a thinly wrap with a mixture of flavourful mushroom and mayo infused blend. 

this is then followed by the Chicken Mayo Wrap

Next on line, was the All Day Breakfast set which comprise of Beef Bacon, Jumbo Sausage, Mushrooms, Eggs, Baked Beans, a piece of Hash Browns, Salads and two pieces of Toast Bread. This breakfast set is an ideal way to start the most important meal of the day.

For the Pasta offering, Bmon Café serves the Chicken Mushroom Carbonara

and the Chicken Bolognese. 

For Sandwich offering, we tried the Bmon Sandwich (Turkey Ham). Sandwiched between the croissant was a 2 piece of Turkey Ham with some crisp fries and salad on the side.

Next, was the Mushroom-Vege Pizza, it is a thinly oven baked crusted pizza. The crust was very crunchy and is good as a snack too rather than a filling pizza.

The next pizza was the Hawaiian Pizza which was generously topped with pineapples and sprinkles of chicken pieces.

For desserts we started with Chocolate Mud with Ice-cream and decorated with Bmon figurine.

and Waffles with Ice-Cream and Fruits. The batter waffles mix was nice, with the waffles having a crisp and meaty texture which blended well with the ice-cream and the fruits that adds a refreshing mix to the waffles.

Lastly, I had the Affogato which is of a single dose of espresso with the Vanilla Ice Cream.

For drinks, I had a zesty Ice Soda with Apple.

Overall, we find Bmon Café @ Strand Kota Damansara a very nice and cozy place to chill and hangout with some buddies over some simple delectable food.

Delifrance Malaysia Christmas Celebration Menu 2014 at Avenue K Outlet Review

Christmas is around the corner and restaurants in the Klang Valley are busy preparing their best signature dishes for this joyful festive occasion. Best Restaurant To Eat was invited to review Delifrance Malaysia Christmas Celebration Menu 2014 at Avenue K outlet. 

Delifrance Malaysia has been around for more than 24 years in Malaysia and specializes in offering a family type of dining experience and serving authentic French bakery products with more than 15 branches throughout Malaysia. 

Besides cakes, chocolates and bread, Delifrance Malaysia brings you the Christmas Set Menu which is the Provencal Lamb Stew – which uses lamb shoulder which is firstly grilled and cooked in the brown mushroom sauce and topped with a side salad. 

The mushroom sauce was indeed perfectly done for the grilled lamb as it covers up any gamey taste and the lamb meat was still tender and juicy. 

Next was the Poached Salmon With Creamy Dill Sauce, the poached salmon fillet was drenched with the dill sauce over a bed of smash potatoes and served with a garnishing of fresh salad. 

The poached Salmon has that firm, flaky texture and served in a sweet Dill sauce, one can taste the sweet fine tasting flesh of the fish.

For the last main we tried, it was the Lasagne. I am normally not a huge fan of Lasagne, but I find that the Lasagne served here is delicious as the layers of lasagne was thin unlike some which uses a much thicker layer of lasagne and mix with the light tangy sauce which has carrots infused was superb without being too overwhelmingly cheesy. Filled in between was tender minced beef meat which was perfectly blended with the entire offering. 

Also, on offer for the Christmas set was the Cheese Turkey Pasta: This is a spaghetti pasta which are tossed in a cheese sauce and topped with strips of roasted turkey ham.

For the cake offering, we tried the Salted Caramel Tea Cake With Walnut

and the Doubled Chocolate Tea Cake 

For Macaroon fans, Delifrance Malaysia offers Macaroon which comes with Strawberries, Lemon, Vanilla, and Chocolate flavours.

Other newly introduced cakes from Delifrance Malaysia for Christmas are the Santa Play Land Gift Cake.

Rocky Land Gift Cake.

So, if you are planning for a nice Christmas meal and delicacies for this holiday, Delifrance Malaysia has the offering to whet your appetite for some Christmas meals and for some of you, will be able to indulge in the sweet tooth offering.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Manhattan Fish Market@ Pavilion - Crab Feast Promotion and New Menu Launch Review

Manhattan Fish Market which specializes in seafood brings you the yearly special offering from the sea. Best Restaurant To Eat was invited to review the exotic Crab offering and new menu at Manhattan Fish Market @Pavilion Kuala Lumpur located PAVILION Kuala Lumpur 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Diners can take their pick from a chill fridge located at the entrance of the outlet which showcases all the different crabs and lobsters on offer for the day.

Manhattan Fish Market has kept its philosophy that they want their food to be fresh and original thereby giving its customers the best value for their money.

Diners looking for seafood and especially more exotic crab and are willing to splurge can also try out the promotion King Crab, Australian Spanner Crab or the French Brown Crab.

The best way to enjoy crabs it just to poach it. In this way, you can taste the natural marine saltiness; serve only to emphasis the character of the crabs. And, this is exactly how Manhattan Fish Market serves it.

First on the dinner table was the Australian Spanner Crab, 

for me, although the meat  lack in the firmness of the meat but have a strong natural taste of the crabs. 

This is then followed by the French Brown Crabs, which are a much bigger size compared with the local crabs. The highlight of this crab is the crab butter. It has a slight musky taste and was just nice eaten as it is. This is the best part of this crab.

The star of the night has to be the King Crab; it is similar to the Alaskan King Crab. Cooked at sea and frozen, it retains the same freshness and taste. Every mouthful is a joy as the chunky crab meat and the sweet, salty natural flavour of the crab was addictive i.e. you can’t stop going for the next piece and the next one. Crustacean lovers, you do not want to miss this dish.

Eating this King Crab requires minimum effort, as the staffs at Manhattan Fish Market is more then ready to cut out all the meat from the claws for you to savour. For those, that prefer to have some sauces to go with the super delicious crab, there is a garlic butter sauce for you to dip in.

For the new menu offering, the first of it, is the Summer Shroom – it has a tangy sourish dressing which is quite similar to the Italian dressing, mushroom are cooked in thereby preserving the natural taste of the mushroom.

Fishy Chicky Bang Bang – this is a new creation from the chef, a piece of chicken is wrapped with a piece of Dory fillet and fried to a crunch. Each cut has a combination of the chicken meat and fish fillet.

Oyster Roulette – this is oyster served with a special home made spicy sauce, it has a zesty, spicy and strong taste but perfectly matched with the fresh oyster.

But be forewarned that one of the piece is super spicy and henceforth the roulette which is used as part of the name of this dish. Just like the roulette, you never know when you get or will get this piece. Just some added fun to this dish if you plan to share this dish with your friends.

Volcano Island - Slipper Lobster - An island of spicy jewels with juicy seafood in Murray Curry, fried Scallops, poached spicy Dory nuggets, Volcano mussels and crispy Baguette on a bed of fragrant Garlic Herb Rice.

A platter for those who like to have some additional of spiciness, the curry topping to the rice is the chef creation resemble in taste to the Malaysian Nenas Bojari but with an added natural pineapple taste from the use of the top quality pineapple.

Fried Giant - a platter of golden brown fried crunchy prawns, crispy fish fingers, cherry snapper fillets, battered onion strips and calamari coated with crushed peanuts for extra bites. Enjoy it all with selection of dips which is Cajun Honey Mustard, Smoky Chipotle, Tartar and Onion Glory Dip.

Grilled Glory Dory Regular – this is the simplest form and best way to enjoy a 100% unprocessed dory – the flesh of the fish has that firm and flaky texture. It is perfectly grilled with a sprinkle of salt and served on a bed of Garlic Rice. Perfect combination as the juice from the grilled dory was perfectly paired with the rice.

There are many new drinks on the Manhattan Fish Market menu for example, Cheeky Monkey, Citrus Mint, Passionate Peach, Affogato, Fizzies Float, Happiness Infusion and Sweet Alabama

For me, I like the Citrus Mint as the mint was very strong; we were told that fresh lemon and mint are blended to give you that extra zest and flavours. This drink gives you that refreshing taste and is a good complement to some of the fried seafood that we had earlier.

For desserts, we had the Super Fruit Crumble – this is an Apple crumble with a double scoop of vanilla ice cream and topped with cranberries as part of the offering. It has that crumble has a crunchy texture and paired with the soft ice-cream touch.

Finally we had the Strawberry Flamingo – served with a topping of the mash mallow which will be flamed when it is served to you. It has mango pudding and chocolaty syrup with pieces of strawberry lining the sides.

It was indeed a pleasant evening savouring these little treasures of the sea and a word of advice for the crab lovers, there are little stock of these tasty seafood. Best to call first to check on the stock availability else you have to wait for the next year. Oh by the way the crabs are only available at Manhattan Fish Market @Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.