Friday, March 31, 2017

Masakan Melayu Asli at The Place Restaurant Tropicana Avenue Petaling Jaya

You probably wondering how you could get Masakan Melayu Asli from a restaurant that is named as The Place Restaurant which is located at the newly completed Shopping Mall at Tropicana Avenue, Petaling Jaya. But that was exactly where we tasted some delicious and home cooked recipe at this newly opened restaurant.

The Place Restaurant Address 
P-G-06 Tropicana Avenue No 12
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

From the frontage, many are wondering that this restaurant looks more like a furniture shop without any hint of a Malay restaurant, but once you have gotten comfortable with the setting, you will soon be surprised with the wonderful Malay dishes that are specially cooked from the recipe of the owner. Not only the taste of the dish is aromatic and flavourful, it is also very healthy as the owner mission is to cook healthy delicious Malay cuisine using Olive oil for some of their dishes and Grape seed oil in their Nasi Lemak.

We started our review with a starter of Prawn Fritter aka Cucur Udang (RM13.00). The first bite of this fritters has us amazed as the texture of the Cucur Udang skin was fluffy crisp much like the tempura crisp. It literally melts in the mouth. With the filling of cabbage, chili, prawns and vegetables; you really will want to go for a second or the third helping on this.

Moving on, we tasted the main specialty of The Place which is the Nasi Dagang Set (RM22.00) which is of the Terengganu origin as compared to most that are serving the Kelantanese version. Besides the specialty of the rice which is served plain white with condiments and cabbages, the next main key of the Nasi Dagang is this Ikan Tongkol.

As highlighted by the owner, this dish takes a lot of effort to cook; as the fish has to be prepared up to a day in advance thru some special treatment to ensure that the taste and texture of the fish are firm and taste perfect when cooked. 

Next; we tasted the Sup Tulang Set (RM20.00), This dish is served complete with white rice (basmati), sambal belacan, cucumber and raw long beans. Credit goes to the soup which has a strong spice aroma and fragrant of the cooked beef which was de-boned naturally from the many hours of cooking. The owner used the Beef Rib as it was meaty; and still retain a slight chewy texture which we like. Needless to say, we finish the soup right up to the last drop. Credits are also given to the in-house made Sambal Belacan which although is quite spicy is at the same time addictive that came along with the rice set.

The third mains that we had is the Assam Pedas Set (RM20.00). There are many variations of Assam Pedas from the different part of Malaysia. At The Place Restaurant; they served the Melaka style which uses Belacan and has a strong distinctive taste with a light sourish and spicy taste. The usage of Ikan Pari aka Sting Ray was perfect for this dish as it blended well with the natural flavor of the Assam Pedas. This rice set also comes with a half salted eggs which add an extra flavor to this dish

Our final rice set is the Ayam Goreng Sambal Java Set (RM20.00). Although the chicken looks dried from the outside; upon the first bite, we can taste the natural taste of the chicken with its marinade in its full flavour. This rice dish is served with a special home cooked Sambal Java which will make you asking for more. Served with a Fried Beancurd and the Sup Tulang soup, this meals makes a hearty meal all in one especially for fans of fried chicken. You can also order the Kampung Fried Chicken -  though its' meat is a little bit chewier.

Our final mains is the Srepov Aglio Olio (RM 20.00). You can never find this anywhere else as this special sauce was created by the owner Cambodian maid which marries the Cambodian style with Malay influence; as it has some chili spice in it. Cooked with a dollop of garlic, chili, shallot, and prawns, it is a worthy taste to tantalized your taste-bud.

For dessert, there are a few offering at The Place Restaurant, my personal favorite is the Bubur Durian With Nasi Pulut (RM20.00). The owner uses fresh durian which is then cooked with fresh coconut milk into a creamy texture; no sugar are added to this dessert, the sweetness level of the dessert are naturally from the durian itself. 

Our last dessert is the Banana Fritter aka Pisang Goreng with Cheese (RM15.00). This Banana which is coated with a nice crisp batter, are served with condensed milk and topped with sprinkles of cheese. 

At The Place Restaurant, the smoothies that are served here are 100% from the fruits, no sugar are added to any of the smoothies. We had the Beet Root Smoothies (RM12.00) to taste out the natural flavors of this concoction. The owner also mentioned that all its fruit goes thru a stage of cleaning where they will remove the waxy surface from the fruit before going into the smoothies blender.

Last but not least is the Tenom Coffee (RM8.00 single serving) to finish our meal at The Place. These coffee beans hail from Tenom, Sabah. Locally grown and roasted; you might want to give this a try out to compare it with the imported beans that you are so accustomed to.

So, now you know where you can get to taste out some of the authentic healthy Malay traditional dishes.

The Place Restaurant Address Location Map

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Halal Dim Sum Pomotion at Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant Grand Blue Wave Hotel Shah Alam Selangor

The halal dim sum is hard to come, now you can taste some of the dim sum at Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant Grand Blue Wave Hotel Shah Alam, Selangor; Ho Ho Chiak Promotion.

Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisines originating from the different regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world. Ho Chiak is a Hokkien dialect which literally means the food is nice and tasty. It is usually used for describing delicious foods at restaurants or any eatery.

The Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam is offering this special promotion of Halal certified Ho Ho Chiak for its guests to enable them to have more varieties in food selections with affordable price in a simple yet relax 5-star hotel ambience.

Ho Ho Chiak promotion is available for minimum 2 persons, priced at RM57.00+ per person and accompanied with 10 varieties of steam and fried dim sum, 4 types of clay pots dishes and dessert. The dim sum range from Chicken Dumpling,

Fresh Prawn Crystal Dumpling,

Golden Ocean Leaf Dumpling, 

Phoenix Eye Dumpling, 

Steam Seafood Dumpling with Crab Roll, 

Steam BBQ Chicken Bun, 

Deep Fried Yam Ball,

Deep Fried Vietnamese Spring Roll, 

Pan Fried Shanghai Guo Tie

and lastly, Steam Glutinous Rice with Chicken and Mushroom (Loh Mai Kai).

The set does not end here as it is followed by clay pot dishes which is a beautiful set up of Stir-Fried Szechuan Style Fish Fillet,

Braised Sliced Top Shell Abalone with Seasonal Vegetable, 

Baked Cheese Prawn with Mantao

and Fried Rice with Crab Meat.

To complete your meal, for dessert you will be served with the Chilled Longan with Sea Coconut.

Guests are encouraged to make a reservation in advance by booking through Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant at 03-5511 8811 ext. 2616 or Telemarketing department ext. 2724. All prices are subjected only to 6% of GST. Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant is well-equipped with Halal certified, endorsed by JAKIM.

The Ho Ho Chiak promotions are exclusively prepared by its Chinese Chef, Chef Patrick Ng which is available at Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant, Level 1 daily for lunch at 11.30am until 2.30pm and dinner at 6.30pm till 10.30pm.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Shah Alam- Love Food Hate Waste Promotion At Agehan Japanese Restaurant Set Promotion

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Love Food, Hate Waste is a campaign originated in the United Kingdom in the year 2007 with the aim of reducing the amount of food waste. The campaign has been promoted and circulated by many other countries 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 are also wasted, for example, water, land and fuel.

Therefore, Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam accepts the challenge of ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ in creating awareness of this campaign to the public on the right way to love our foods by promoting our new Agehan Japanese Restaurant Set Menu.

At Agehan Japanese Restaurant, where you can simply get exclusive Japanese cuisines, we introduce you our new Agehan Set Menu led by our Executive Sous Chef, Chef Firdaus Ismail. For those who are craving a sumptuous of Japanese food that are Halal certified, do not hesitate to eat at our restaurant for the new promotion of Agehan Set Menu. This Agehan Set Menu is suitable for a minimum of 2 persons per order and served in three different sets, every each set consists of food starter, soup, main course, appetiser, dessert and beverage.

The first set is called as Sashimi Gozen, priced at RM68.00+ per person. This set is a beautiful set up with food starter of Chuka Karaage (Jellyfish), Chuka Idako (Baby Octopus), Yasai Salada (Japanese Salad with Dressing), Chawan Mushi (Japanese Egg Custard) and Miso Shiro (Miso Soup). The set does not end here as there will be the main course of Teppanyakis such as Ika (Squid), Ebi (Prawn), Tori (Chicken) and two choices of rice, Yakemeshi (Fried Rice) or Gohan (Japanese Shortgrain Rice). Not to forget the appetiser for this set is Assorted Sashimi such as Tako (Octopus), Abura Bozu (White Tuna), Maguro (Tuna), Shake (Salmon) and California Temaki (California Hand Roll).

The second set is Sushi Gozen, priced at RM58.00+ per person with the food starter of Chuka Karaage (Jellyfish), Chuka Idako (Baby Octopus), Yasai Salada (Japanese Salad with Dressing), Chawan Mushi (Japanese Egg Custard) and Miso Shiro (Miso Soup). Further serving with varieties, the main course is Teppanyaki consists of Ika (Squid), Ebi (Prawn), Tori (Chicken) and two choices of rice, Yakemeshi (Fried Rice) or Gohan (Japanese Shortgrain Rice). As for the difference with the previous set, the appetiser consists of Assorted Sushi such as Tako Sushi (Octopus Sushi), Maguro Sushi (Tuna Sushi) and Shake (Salmon Sushi), while for the Assorted Makimono consists of Kappa Maki (Cucumber Maki) and Kani Maki (Crabstick Sushi).

Lastly, the third set is namely as Tempura Gozen, priced at RM48.00+ per person. The food starter for this set is similar to previous two sets while the main course is Teppanyaki consists of Ika (Squid), Tori (Chicken), Yasai (Vegetable), Saba Shioyaki (Grilled Mackerel Fish with Salt) and two choices of rice Yakemeshi (Fried Rice) or Gohan (Japanese Shortgrain Rice). This set generously ends with the appetiser of Tempura Moriawase such as Ebi (Prawn), Kizu (Fish), Carrot, Brinjal and Shitake.

All of these set ends with Japanese refreshing desserts and beverage of Mixed Fruit, Green Tea Ice cream and Hot or Cold Japanese Green Tea.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

De Centrum Mall Bangi 1957 Kopi + Makan Bangi Hangout Cafe

Looking for a place to hang out with your friends and families in Bangi, there is this new cafe, 1957 Kopi Makan at the De Centrum Mall in Bangi.

1957 Kopi + Makan Cafe Address
De Centrum Mall, Jalan Ikram-Uniten
Kajang, Malaysia

At 1957 Kopi + Makan cafe, you will be greeted with a modern cafe setting. The cafe started more than 1 year ago with its menu featuring the local food such as the Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah and local favourites. Recently, they have included in the new menu, some western delights to offers its customer a more varied choice. We had the chance to taste out some of these western fares and some local favourite dishes.

Our review started with an order of the Nicoise Salad (RM12.90). A combo of potatoes stack with French Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Olives and Smoked Salmon with a vinegarette dressing topped with a Poached Egg.

After which, we sampled the Big Breakfast Set (RM28.90). A complete breakfast set with a choice of eggs done to your style i.e. Sunny side up, poached or scrambled. The Set also comes with sausage, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and a choice of chicken ham or beef bacon. Every order of the breakfast set comes with a glass of orange juice to complete a hearty breakfast. If you are a small eater, this Big breakfast can be had for 2 persons.

Moving along, we had the Chicken Chop (RM16.90). You can opt for 3 styles of cooking for your Chicken Chop which is the Hainan, Black Pepper or Mushroom sauce to go with your Chicken Chop. We had the Black Pepper style for our order. At 1957 Kopi + Makan, the sauce is not drenched on the Chop but instead serves separately, which is better especially for those that does not like it too saucy. We like the deep fried crisp to the chicken while the meat was still tender and succulent.

Our second mains was the Roasted Chicken (RM17.90). We really like this as the roasted chicken skin coupled with the creamy thyme sauce was perfectly matched out. Served with the accompaniments of mix potato and poached vegetables. Needless to say, we finish not only the chicken but the sauce as well.

1957 Kopi + Makan started off serving local dishes, so, we wanted to taste out one of its speciality dish which is the Nasi Kerabu Percik (RM15.90). This rice dish is served with cucumber pickled and raw sliced cabbages.

For snacks, we were strongly recommended with this Keropok Lekor (RM8.90) which was sourced directly from Terengganu. One of the main difference from the keropok lekor that we are familiar with its' tough chewy texture type. Incidentally, these type of keropok has been added with a voluminous amount of flour. But at 1957, these are very different as the inside texture is a soft type which has a stronger fish taste. It is truly a taste experience of a real Keropok Lekor as we were so used to the flour based type.

For desserts, we had a fusion Fried Banana Fritter aptly named as Pisang Special (RM5.90) which is topped with chocolate syrup and dashes of cheese to provide a milky taste to this dessert. Best eaten with an added scoop of vanilla ice cream that gives it a cool and hot feel to this special dessert.

1957 Kopi + Makan Cafe Location Address Map