Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Media Gathering Grand Blue Wave Hotel Shah Alam Selangor

In conjunction with the award as Southeast Asia’s First 5 Star Hotel Accredited with the Highest Halal Friendly Rating by Crescentrating, Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam (GBWHSA) has organised a special media gathering to showcase it's offering. For further details on the award, please visit Crescentrating website at https://www.crescentrating.com/

Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam has recently refurbished its' 341 rooms with modern contemporary colour themes which are Green, Maroon and Blue. 

For its BlueWave Club floor, it comes complete with a private Club Lounge is specially set up to suit the need of business travellers.

Further obliging to the initiative of being a Halal Friendly hotel, the swimming pool is closed pool with a certain time of the day being reserved for Women only. Putting clients’ comfort is our utmost aim, a number of rooms come with the priceless view of the majestic Blue Mosque of Shah Alam. The range of rooms that are available is the Deluxe Room to Presidential Suite.

The Hotel Manager, Tuan Haji Mohd Ghazali Sayed Ibrahim was quoted, “All our guests are excited with the hotel’s Halal-Travel Friendly concept. Being accredited with ISO AR3363 and OHSAS SR0405 is just one of our strategies in ensuring the quality and delivering the good value of services for all our guests".

The Halal qualification was received from Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) which certified four of the hotel’s in-house restaurants which are Royale Songket Restaurant, Borak-Borak Lounge, Agehan Japanese Restaurant and Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant.

GBWHSA also take extra effort in serving Chinese and Japanese food lovers with Halal cuisines. Taking extra precaution on Halal and hygiene values, one can now simply dine in at our Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant and Agehan Japanese Restaurant with no hesitation and doubt.

Other than that, GBWHSA also accept the challenge of ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ in creating awareness of this campaign to the public on the right way to love our foods. The campaign is to help save money and stopping tonnes of food waste being thrown away. Wasting food means that all the resources used to produce that food is also wasted, for example, water, land and fuel.

Aiming to serve clients from all walks of life, GBWHSA is now certified as Southeast Asia’s First 5 Star Hotel Accredited with the Highest Halal Friendly Rating by Crescentrating which is hospitality that deliver services with the highest standard of hygiene seek by all.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Marriott Hotel Putrajaya and Palm Garden Hotel Hosts 2 Nursing Homes For Chinese New Year 2017

More than 60 senior citizens from the Lovely Nursing Home, Petaling Jaya and Persatuan Amal Murni Kajang were feted to the annual Chinese New Year charity luncheon by the Marriott Hotel Putrajaya and Palm Garden Hotel of IOI Resort City.

Held at the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel Putrajaya, the luncheon kicked off with a warm welcome speech by Putrajaya Marriott Hotel general manager Simon Yong, who wished everybody a prosperous year ahead.

A joyous tossing of yee sang followed, with many wishing for a wealthy and healthy year ahead.

While enjoying the scrumptious Chinese buffet dishes and Yee Sang,

Guests were treated to a live performance; starting with Little Angels (a group of talented young girls) that perform various upbeat and traditional dance performance.

The guests were also serenaded with some popular classic number by the resident three-piece band.

To end the celebration, a Lion Dance performance by the Junwai Dragon and Lion Dance troupe set the stage to awe the audience with their energetic and acrobatic performance.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Yan Yat Chinese New Year 2017 Celebration at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The seventh day of Chinese New Year is Yan Yat (everybody birthday). This Year of the Rooster; Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur usher this special day with a special Lion Dance performance.

Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur
13 Jalan 16/11
Pusat Dagangan Seksyen 16
46350 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03 - 7665 1111
Website: www.eastin.com

The outstanding performance performed by the lion dance troupe was part of the hotel’s annual event to bring in an abundance of good fortune, luck, and prosperity.

The hotel lobby and its surrounding are adorned with Red Lanterns, Peony and Pink Blossoms and much more to enhance the hotel atmosphere in conjunction with this once a year celebration.

Lion dance is believed to be a traditional Chinese culture for many centuries and is still to practice up to these days. It is a celebration that is never complete without the sounds of gong, drums and cymbals accompanied with the acrobatic lion dancing which ends with a loud and elaborate line of firecrackers going off.

Guests, hotel’s staff and management team were treated to a spectacular sight as the lion dance troupe performed their best acrobatic stunts that left the crowd awed by their amazing display of skill and talent. Many were thrilled with the drum beat corresponding with the synchronization of the lion dance movements and actions.

They performed outstanding acrobat stunts agilely at the hotel lobby and then crunching to the ‘lettuce’ and rolling the mandarin oranges into the hotel lobby. They then made their way through the various parts of the hotel including food & beverage outlets, Executive offices and other areas bestowing wishes of good fortune and prosperity in the Year of the Rooster.

With the loud and exciting noise of the performance, neighboring office tenants to witness the lion dance performance. The hotel’s atmosphere was totally in hype.

“We are delighted to let our guests experience a truly authentic and traditional lion dance performance in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration to usher in greater fortune and luck. We hope the performance was enjoyed by both of our local as well as foreign guests. It is an opportunity for tourists and visitors to Malaysia to experience the many facets of our multi-national culture,” Ms Jane said.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fatt Kee Roast Fish At Pudu Gigantic Seafood Overload

If you are a real fan of Fresh seafood, here are the real stuff that can cause you to overload your colossal seafood cravings at the popular Fatt Kee Roast Fish At Pudu. You can check out our last blog about Fatt Kee Roast Fish from here.

Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu Address
25, Lorong Yap Hin,
Off, Jalan Pasar, Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.

One of the fundamental thing about eating at Fatt Kee is the quality of the seafood that is provided to customers. As the turnover of the business is very good, fresh seafood becomes the accepted norms. The only downside of eating at Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu is the waiting time. This might be a turn off especially those customers that are trying out the dishes at Fatt Kee. To overcome this, just be there early i.e when they start for business, you can be assured of minimum waiting time.

At Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu, they continue to innovate a better taste and experience to its customers to enjoy to the fullest extend the variety of seafood offering and has not come with a special colossal platter which starts with a small set (RM288)

Next, the medium set which is at RM588.00

and finally, the large Set which is RM788.00

For a topped up of just RM11.00, you get your platter with a Carp Fish Head added in.

Each Platter comes with 8 type of seafood which is Flower Crab, Slipper Lobster, Fresh Water Prawns, Sea Prawn, Scallop, Green Mussel, Clams, White Squid and Lala.

It also comes bedded with the Radish, Bean Sprout and Preserved Vegetables to balance off your meal with the right broth that is added with the spicy level that you can take. From our experience, it is best to stick to the mild version of the spicy level that will be more suited to the most palate.

2017 Chinese New Year HolidayFatt Kee Roast Close Date
2017 Chinese New Year Holiday

So, you can get your tantalising overdose and of Fresh Seafood at Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu.

Read our other review on Fatt Kee Roast Fish
Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu KL - Popular Spicy Roast Fish and Seafood Cuisine
Fatt Kee Roast Fish At Pudu Gigantic Seafood Overload

Fatt Kee Roast Fish Pudu Address and Location Map

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Crab Factory at SS2 Petaling Jaya Original Louisiana Boil

Much have been written about Crab Factory SS2 Petaling Jaya; which is touted to serves the Original Louisiana Boil Style seafood. The outlet at SS2 was opened more than 3 years ago. We had the opportunity to try out one of the pioneers that started this Louisiana Boil In Malaysia recently to discover the difference in taste with the other restaurant that offers the same fare.

Crab Factory SS2 Petaling Jaya Address
21 Jalan SS2/64 
47300  Petaling Jaya

Located in the bustling SS2 Petaling Jaya, Crab Factory offers a no-frills seafaring decoration, a seafood restaurant that pays tribute to the original flavours of the Louisiana style seafood.

Inspired by the communal seafood boil get-togethers that are part and parcel of southern American festivities, Crab Factory is all about dishing up tantalising Cajun-style seafood cook in a bag and emptied directly onto long dining tables to be shared among friends.

Our Meat Crabs set (RM175.00) was the star attractions which was cooked with renowned Signature Southern Bang sauce. Pair these lip-smacking seafood mains with shallot rice which comes with the order of a set dish.

or the Fried Mini Mantou (RM9.90) to lick up all the delicious sauces from the table.

Next, we had the Crabs cooked in thick Creamy Lemak Sauce with an add-on sausage (RM 125.90). The fresh giant crab was a real delight, as we can taste the natural salt fresh taste of the crab meat.

After which we had the Prawns in Garlic Butter Sauce (500 gm RM 55.00). Nice bouncy succulent prawn which has a light buttery garlic taste. Perfect for those that like the seafood to be non-spicy.

We particularly like the Baby Octopus in Thai Sambal Sauce (500 gm RM 33.00) which has a garlicky sourish spicy taste. The bouncy texture of the meat was proof to the freshness of the baby octopus. It was the perfect match to the fragrant shallot rice that we had.

The last dish is the Yabbies (500 gm RM 83.00) which was cooked with the Spicy Plum Sauce.

How To Eat Yabbies
How To Eat Yabbies
Some tips on How To Eat Yabbies.

Crab Factory SS2 Petaling Jaya also offers a number of snacks for you to start your meal with; one of which we had was the Garlic Fried Chicken Wings (RM18.90).

There are many other sauces that are available from the Crab Factory which you can try it out too. Get your hand dirty at Crab Factory to enjoy the finger licking experience

Read our other Louisiana Boil Review

Crab Factory SS2 Address & Location Map

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Old Klang Road Food KimiYa Under Priced Japanese Cuisine

The name Kimi-Ya, which stand for dining in your home in Japanese makes for a setting of dining in your own home. One of the main goals of Chef Khim is to enable its customer to enjoy the setting and ambience; dining with his selection of fresh and premium delicacies at affordable prices.

KIMI-YA Japanese Restaurant Address
G-2, Avantas Residences
162, Jalan Klang Lama
58000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 013-239 3406

Kimi-Ya offers a range of more than 200 Japanese speciality dishes for your to choose from. With a setting of a traditional Japanese home adorn by the bamboo decor, it offers patrons with a Japanese home atmosphere.

As it was Chinese New Year, our review started with a Japanese Yee Sang (RM38.00 for 4-6 pax). So, what makes a Japanese Yee Sang differently is the sauce that is provided. Here we have the Chef prepared Yuzu Sauce which makes this Yee Sang a little bit special.

Next; we had the Soft Shell Crab Salada (RM 28.00). Laden with garden fresh, raw veggies with some tasty soft shell crab, served topped with crispy thin deep fried salmon skin and fish roe, it was a delightful start to our dinner. We had the salad with the Goma sauce but you can also choose your salad with Yuzu or Wafu sauce instead.

After our salad, the next main that came was the Sashimi Platter. Depending on the number of persons and the number of items, you can either order it with 4, 6 or 7 type of fresh delicacies such as Salmon, Tuna and so forth. such as Salmon, Tuna, Yellow Tail Fish, Ikura and so forth.

With prices starting from RM 50.00, RM 90.00 to RM 150.00 for the Sashimi Moriawase Set.

Coming up next is the Japanese Ayu Shioyaki (RM 28.00). This fish is also known as a sweet fish where its meat has a very natural sweet taste of the fish. We like this fish as there is little condiments that are used to grilled it and also it is very easy to be eaten as there is a method in which all the bones can be easily be removed from the fish. Do ask the Chef, for the method to remove the fish bones.

Currently, Kimiya Japanese Restaurant is running a special promotion which is the Yaki Otoro (RM29.00) - a value for money promotion especially for fans of Otoro. The chunky Otoro is lightly pan fried with in-house made teriyaki sauce.

Next on the table is some the sushi department, the first of which that was served to us is the Unagi Avacado Roll RM 28 Avocado, Wrapped in with Omelette and cucumber roll with Flamed Eel.

While the second sushi is the KIMI-YA Special Roll (RM36,00) which consist of ingredients that include Avocado, Omelette and cucumber roll with Garlic Mayonnaise with sliced flamed tuna & black Caviar Topping.

From the grill section, we had the Hotate To Kinoko No Mentai Yaki (Grilled Scallop and Mushroom With Seared Marinated Roe Mayonnaise) RM 28.00.

Moving on, Chef Khim serves us the (Nabe Mono) Salmon Kabuto Miso Nabe RM 23.00 with the Salmon Fish head as the main ingredient and comes with an assortment of vegetables.

Next dish is another Hot Pot dish which is Goushuu No Wagyu Shabu Shabu Japanese Hot Pot.

For dessert, we had the Abekawa Mochi RM 10

The final dessert is the Mizu Shingen Mochi RM 10 aka Raindrop Cake, which is served with brown sugar syrup and served along with soybean powder. 

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