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Saturday, 15 April 2017

The Embassy Cafe At The Starling Mall Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya

The Embassy Cafe + Bakery serves Eastern and Western simple, healthy and hearty meals including fine cakes and bread. The Embassy is a family friendly, PORK FREE and WIFI enabled.

The Embassy Cafe Address
Level 2, The Starling Mall, Jalan SS21/37 Damansara Uptown
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
The Embassy Cafe Facebook

Inspired by the warmth and gracious hospitality of embassies from around the world, The Embassy café seeks to bring the exciting spirit of the journey, adventure, friendship and comfort through its food and interior space.

With a nature theme and the signature usage of lines in the interior design, The Embassy infuses natural clean lines that symbolise the fluidity of time, space and evolution that connects all of us in our daily journey and adventure. The Embassy offers cuisine from East & West that blends a culinary combination of something for everybody on one menu.

Our review started off with an order of the cool Iced Mocha RM 14.00 which is matched with our breakfast set.

The Breakfast set that we ordered to taste is the Ambassador's Big Breakfast  RM 28.00. Our orders came with 2 sunny sides up, toasted sourdough; with 2 pieces of hash brown, beef bacon, chicken bratwurst, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and baked beans.

Next; we decided to order a salad which is the Oriental Grilled Ribeye Salad RM 24.00. This salad is a little heavy as it comes with streaks of grill rib-eye that is accompanied with fresh leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumber and cilantro served with sesame-soy dressing. A balance salad which can easily be a meal for small eaters.

Next, comes the mains which I ordered the SynFull Roast Chicken for a half chicken portion (RM 35.00). For the smaller eater, you can order the quarter chicken set (RM26.00). You can see that this is a real treat as the skin was a roast to a nice crisp while the meat was still juicy and succulent. We can taste the strong flavor of the spices and herbs marinade that was imbued into the meat. This wholesome meal is served with seasonal vegetables, rosemary butter potatoes and served with a creamy mushroom sauce.

For those that loves the carbs; can order a pasta which we had is the Carbonara (RM 22.00). For those that loves the cheesy feel of the Carbonara sauce will attest to this dish. The pasta was cooked with a smooth cheesy cream sauce,  mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and topped with beef bacon. I am not a big fan of pasta, but this one hit the right note for me.

Our last main was the Embassy Nasi Istimewa RM 28.00. Here at Embassy, they do provide a number of local delights. Apparently, the recipe of these dishes is from one of the owner's mothers which she has meticulously trained the chef to cook it at close as possible to her recipe. This Nasi Istimewa is served with the Ayam Pindang together with fried rice, anchovies, Tempe Sambal, fried cabbage, Papadams, Kerabu Mangga and topped with sunny side egg. I would have preferred the dish served with plain white rice, as it will be more tasteful.

By the time we tasted the last mains, we were too full to even order our dessert.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara - Korean BBQ With Cheese Dipping

There are many Korean BBQ Restaurant coming out of late; one of the latest joining this bandwagon is BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara located at 48 Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Uptown 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Since the shop is located at an intermediate corner, it has some space by the side of the restaurant where one can dine al-fresco taking in the full aroma of freshly BBQ and grill food. 

For those that would like to dine in the comfort of the air-conditioning; can proceed to the indoor dining areas where the smoke chimney which are prefix to the ceiling is available to vacuum out the smoke emanating from the grill.

One of the common offerings of all Korean BBQ is its daily side dishes which are offered unlimited refill to all its patrons. These side dishes are changed on a rotational basis, although a couple of popular side dishes which are the crowd favourite will be available most of the days.

At BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara, a special side dish which is Jap Chee - Korean Glass Noodles is only available on Friday and Saturday night. We love the Jap Chee here as it was cooked with the right flavouring. We ordered 4 rounds of this simple dish.

BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara offers diners to choose either a la carte grill or set packages. We ordered the Set For 2 RM79.00 which comes with Sliced Pork Belly, Pork Ribs Marinated in Soy Sauce, Spicy Grilled Pork Belly and Kimchi Stew.

We like the pork belly which has a tinge of salty taste that would make the best fit with white rice.

One of the others special offering is the cheese dipping, where you can dip your freshly grilled BBQ item into the hot cheese that is served upon request.

Diners can choose either to BBQ by yourself at the table,  

or you can ask the Chef to do it for you. Frankly speaking, we tried both and the verdict is for the Chef to grill it which has a balance charred and retaining the right texture of the juicy meat.

To satisfy our cravings for more BBQ item, we ordered the ala carte Pork Skirt Meat (RM23.00). 

For those that loves a bit more bouncy fats, these cut of meat might suit you better.

and the Hunje Ori Gui (Grilled Duck) RM 28.00. We were told that the duck breast meat was precooked quite like how they prepare the smoked duck. 

It was very flavourful when it was grilled with a slightly salty taste. This came with a Mustard dipping sauce which went perfectly well with the taste of the grilled duck meat.

Besides BBQ grilled items, BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara also offers other traditional favourite Korean dishes where you can order a la carte; like the Pork Rib Stew (RM 20.00). The soup based was made with stewing of the pork ribs for a couple of hours to extract out the full meaty flavours together with the use of chillies flakes, mustard seeds and gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) as the base ingredients. 

Next, we had the Buckwheat Noodle Soup(Cold) with Grilled Pork (RM22.00). I personally like the texture and the taste of the cold noodle. For those that loves the taste of mustard, you can request the staff to bring you some in-house made mustard sauce that can be added to this noodle. It has the strong pungent taste that I like, with the cold noodles.

Next is the Spicy Rice Ball (RM18.00). Serve in a bowl, the customer can do this rice ball by mixing the ingredients which are the shredded seaweed, with a special Kim Chi sauce, sesame seed and white rice. You can eat it as it is or for some, you can grill it to a crisp.

BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara also serves an assortment of flavoured Korean Soju for you to taste and enjoy with your hot BBQ dishes.

or you can try out the others Korean Beverage that is sold at BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara.

Although BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara has been opened for only 3 months, there is a crowd waiting in queue especially on Friday and Saturday night. If you really want to go on those days, you either goes earlier so that you can get a table or better still avoid those days so that you can really enjoy the taste and company for your take of Korean BBQ.

BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara Address:
 48 Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Uptown 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Damansara Uptown Food: Tsujiri Green Tea And Dessert Restaurant Opening In Malaysia

The Japanese Art of Tea Drinking is one of the cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha i.e. powdered green tea; This ceremony is also known as in Japanese; it is called the chanoyu. The elaborate and refined Japanese tea ceremony is meant to demonstrate respect through grace and good etiquette.

Tsujiri; a renowned and established green tea brand from Japan with more than 155 years of heritage, continued its mission to promote and convey the beauty of Japanese culture and the splendor of Fine Japanese Tea to Malaysia with the opening of its' first outlet at No. 58 Damansara Uptown Jalan SS21/58 Damasara Utama 47400 Selangor.

Established in 1860, TSUJIRI was founded by green tea specialist Riemon Tsuji, an entrepreneur who sought to improve the tea industry. Through several innovations, he found ways to enhance the flavours and sweetness of green tea, resulting in high-quality Gyokuro tea leaves, which is a breed of shaded green tea from Japan. He has also designed a method of transporting tea leaves so that they could maintain their freshness after harvesting.

Through his techniques, the benefits of green tea, known to be rich in antioxidants and believed to promote anti-aging, are maintained. Thus, TSUJIRI offers green tea rich in Vitamin A, C, E and Beta Carotene, as well as Catechin, which plays a role in burning calories.

Keeping to Riemon’s desire to continue to innovate while sustaining its traditions, TSUJIRI ventured into green tea-based drinks and desserts, but maintains its philosophy of offering the best quality. TSUJIRI products utilises the best green tea selected and preserved from Uji in Kyoto, and uses the traditional grinding method to convey its strong fragrance as well as flavour.

Now, Malaysian can savour this finest quality Japanese Green Tea not only in the many innovative hot and cold drink but also desserts offering at Tsujiri. Currently, Tsujiri has a total of 14 outlets worldwide; which includes in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Canada and now in Malaysia.

According to Mr Dan Osano, Chairman and CEO of MOD's & Kaw Ping Co. Ltd.; consumers today are more informed and are more discerning than ever. They look for quality, taste, and varieties. I believe TSUJIRI meets all these criteria and I am confident that we are able to cater to their needs with our stringent quality control and continuous innovation.

Tsujiri Malaysia offers a total of 48 green tea drinks, desserts such as ice cream and parfaits selections in their menu. Matcha lovers can choose from O-Matcha, tea, latte to desserts, ice blended, shaved ice, floats and not forgetting the delightful Parfait selection with Soft ice cream too.

Some of the Specialty drinks and desserts as offered by Tsujiri Malaysia.

O-Matcha Cappucino
RM 12

O-Matcha Roll Cake
RM 10

Tsujiri O-Matcha Parfait
RM 16.50

Tsujiri O-Matcha Shaved Ice
RM 17

RM 13

O-Matcha Soft Ice Cream
RM 6.50

We hope that Malaysians can enjoy the culture and heritage of Japanese green tea, alongside its health benefits, through our café-style outlet,” shared Karen, Managing Director of TSUJIRI Malaysia during the launch. “Additionally, while keeping cool with our drinks and desserts, we can enjoy the unique and soothing taste and benefits of green tea.”

Business Hours: 12pm to 11pm
FaceBook: Tsujiri Malaysia