Showing posts with label Johor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Johor. Show all posts

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Don's Warong @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas - Authentic Johor Street Food

Don's Warong @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas - Authentic Johor Street Food

Don's Warong @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas

Don's Warong which is located B-0-4, Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas 50480 Kuala Lumpur is famed for its popular Johor street food. You can check out Don's Warong Facebook page for more information.

Although it has been opened for business for more than 6 years now, we have just gotten the chance to taste some of its famous dishes such as the Laksa Johor (only served on Sat and Sun) and many more dishes as we take the gastro journey to the South of Malaysia, Johor.

Don's Warong has its origin from the famous Uncle Don which is a Malay style Warong in Sri Hartamas. With some recipes pass over from the Uncle Don, you can be sure of its authentic taste. You can check out the published recipe book Johor Palate which is co-author by Don's Warong owner mother (sister of Uncle Don); if you want to try your hand at cooking some of these dishes.

Mee Rebus Johor

We start off our dinner with an order of the famed Mee Rebus Johor (RM12). Served with a thick gravy with condiments on the side such as the fried keropok, bean sprout, beef meat, eggs and Taufu Goreng is a real treat.

DW Sup Tulang

Next on our table is the DW Sup Tulang (RM15). The broth is boiled with a combination of spices with thick chunks of meaty bones that the tender meat falls off from the bones together with potatoes, carrots and onions make it a wholesome meal with a bowl of steaming white rice.

Dons Warong Nasi Lemak Kukus Johor With Ayam Goreng Berempah

We heard that the Nasi Lemak Kukus Johor With Ayam Goreng Berempah (RM12.50) was very popular with the crowd at Don's Warong. An order of this dish is probably mandatory. There are only 2 things that distinguish between a good and bad Nasi Lemak for me. One is the rice must be rich and aromatic while the second thing which is the sambal should be a balance of sweetness, savoury and spicy level. In this 2 points; it passed our benchmark for a truly delicious Nasi Lemak.

Nasi Goreng Kampung Muar With Ayam Goreng Berempah

If you are not a fan of the Nasi Lemak; you can try out the Nasi Goreng Kampung Muar With Ayam Goreng Berempah (RM15). The Fried rice is fried with spices and the chef has fried it to the right Wok Hei. This Fried rice is served with keropok and a special sambal belacan sauce on the sides.

The Don Burger

At Don's Warong; besides serving the Johor popular dishes; you can also find a few western dishes; one of the best western dishes is The Don Burger (RM19) which is a quarter pound beef patty sandwiched in between buttered bun which is topped with beef bacon slices, fried eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, onions rings and bedded with a special sauce. Served on the sides are Fries.

Cucur Udang Special

There are a few appetisers that one can choose from at Don's Warong; either as a starter or for your in-between meal snacks. One of the snacks that we tried is the Cucur Udang Special (RM8). The batter is in-house made and fried ala-minute to ensure that you get to enjoy this crispy on the outside and soft on the inside snacks. It is served with Mak Li homemade chilli sauce.

Keropok Lekor MokCik

The second appetizer we tasted is the Keropok Lekor MokCik (RM9)- this is a dish not from Johor but from the east coast states. This keropok is also served with  Mak Li homemade chilli sauce.

Ais Kacang Johor With Chocolate Sauce

For desserts; we were introduced to the Ais Kacang Johor With Chocolate Sauce (RM8). 

Kopi Muar with Ice Cream

or the famed Kopi Muar with Ice Cream (RM11.50). It is kind of like float drinks, instead of a fizzy drink; they use the famous Muar coffee as its base.

Don's Warong @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Breakfast Menu

Don's Warong also serves special breakfast and lunch set; do check out their facebook page for more details and offers.

Don's Warong @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Location Address Map

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tony Romas Malaysia Introduces Tony's Sharing Platters

Tony Romas Malaysia is not just a place for ribs anymore. Tony Romas Malaysia menu has been expanded to include varieties for all guests; not just rib eaters. Available is an extensive selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, lamb, salad, sandwiches and burger entrées along with the most unique appetizers and mini desserts. All food items served are suitable for Muslim consumption.

In the Klang Valley, there are nine Tony Roma’s outlets while two are located in Johor, one in Melaka and one in Kuching, Sarawak.

There’s a saying that food tastes better when it’s shared. Never look down on the importance of having a meal together with the people around you as it also helps to build and strengthens your relationship with them. With the festive season around the corner, Tony Roma’s announces the perfect sharing platters for you and your loved ones.

Starting from 13 November 2017 until 7 January 2018, Tony’s Sharing Platters offers not just one but THREE exciting platters. For beef fanatics, you will enjoy Tony’s Beef Ribs Platter that consists of World Famous Bountiful Beef Ribs – Roma Rack, 10 oz.

New York Strip and Half BBQ Chicken for RM189.90*.

For lamb aficionado, the Lamb Lover’s Platter consists of Lamb Noisettes served with Black Pepper Sauce,

Lamb Cevapi and Half BBQ Chicken at only RM179.90*.

While for seafood lovers; you can indulge in the Lobster & Friends Platter which offers Lobster, Grilled Blue Hake Fish and Shrimp Scampi Pasta for RM179.90*.

Each platter comes with three cups of Soup of the Day and three sides of your choice.

You can fully enjoy their meal by pairing the platters with one of Tony Roma’s Refreshing Mocktails at only RM15.90* each. The Zesty Apple is a blend of refreshing apple juice, ginger ale, cherry and lime soda, Sweet Cherry serves up a combination of lemon, Roma sour mix, strawberry and lime soda, Cranberry Fizz is a fusion of cranberry, apple and mango juices with a tinge of lime soda and the Miami Breeze is a mixture of pineapple juice, ginger ale, grenadine, cherry and lime soda.

“Due to the great response and high demand from the last Tony’ Sharing Platters, we have decided to bring it back, especially for Tony Roma’s fans,” said George Ang, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Grand Companions Sdn. Bhd, the franchise holder of Tony Roma’s Malaysia

“Through this limited-time menu, we would like to let everyone know that Tony Roma’s can be the place for family and friends to enjoy a fun time together while satisfying their cravings. Also, at times when you are feeling indecisive or just want to order multiple dishes on the menu but afraid of regretting it, Tony’s Sharing Platters is the best option,” said George Ang.

You can indulge in Tony’s Sharing Platters every day any time including weekends and public holidays at all Tony Roma’s outlet. The offer is not applicable to any other on-going promotions, discounts, vouchers and offers.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Besides Tangkak Famous Food - What Else To Do In Tangkak Johor

Tangkak (东甲) Johor is also known as "Fabric Town" or "Syurga Kain" in honour of its many textile shops. Many people know that Tangkak most famous food is the Tangkak Beef Noodles. If you are making a visit to Muar, you can pop by Tangkak to taste some of this popular dishes here. You can read about our Muar food trip from this link

Dr Wong Tangkak 06-978 1576
Dr Wong Tangkak Tel: 06-978 1576

Besides the textile and food, Tangkak, Johor is also known for the treatment of skin allergy by Klinik Pakar Dr Wong Tangkak which is located along the main street of the Tangkak town. There are many people who have special skin allergy seeking treatment from this clinic.

On our trip to Tangkak recently, we explore some of the popular food that is served in this town. While searching for the Tangkak Beef Noodles, we found a Tong Kee Bak Kut Teh shop which is just the next door to the Tangkak Beef Noodles shop.

At the entrance, the strong aroma of the Bak Kut Teh captivates our senses and we decided to try it out (as we like to explore some options).

We ordered a bowl of Bak Kut Teh and a clay pot of dried Bak Kut Teh. We the Bak Kut Teh arrives although the aroma was strong it lacks the strong flavour of herbs that we like. I would rate it as an in-between version of the Kuala Lumpur and Klang version.

Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef
Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef

After that, we make way to the next door shop where we ordered the Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef Noodles. Taste-wise, it was as expected, nothing much to really shout about,

At RM8.00, the portion of the noodles was way too little for a town offering comparing to my favouriteTangkak Beef Noodle in Taman OUG which is RM8.50 for a small bowl, but having a meat portion that was much more than the one at Tangkak.

We ordered 2 bowl one which is, the first one was the mixed ingredient while the second was just beef balls. We order one takeaway with mix ingredient plus an add-on of 4 beef balls. When we reach home, they beef ball was missing end up we paid RM12.00 for this takeaway (felt cheated although the boss specifically asks me how many beef ball I wanted to add). Next, we made a visit to a few textile shop along the main road of Tangkak to look around on some of the offerings. 

We were told that Tangkak also has a shop that sells this Roti Terbang. We decided to check it out from the Internet which later we found that they have moved out. A check with one of the staff at a textile shop says that they have since moved out to the next kampung which she gave us the direction.

Roti Terbang Tangkak
Roti Terbang Tangkak

We manage to locate this shop and was lucky as it is just opening its shop at around 4pm. We were treated to the flying Roti Canai performance. Apparently, this Pak Cik is very famous as even Martin Yan has featured him in one of its TV programs recently.

Overall, the trip was nothing extraordinary for the food that we tasted at Tangkak but nevertheless, it was a nice experience to visit this little town.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Somersby Cider’s Giant Apples Unveil #MagicMoments Campaign

12,000 FREE bottles to be given away across Klang Valley, Penang and Johor!

The secret of the two larger-than-life apples with countdown timers at the main entrance of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and at LG2 of Sunway Pyramid (near Ice Rink) finally unveiled and it transformed into a booth when the clock hit 12 noon today! Somersby, the best-selling cider in Malaysia once again surprised the cider lovers by giving away 4,000 bottles at these two locations in conjunction with the launch of #MagicMoments campaign.

Consumers at Pavilion KL were caught by surprise when picnic goers sitting on a picnic mat with friends, apple pickers plucking apples from the tree while some were reading newspaper – as if in a garden which swiftly assembled to perform a flash mob. This led to the launch of #MagicMoments campaign. We are all searching for things that make us happy and yet simple little pleasures that bring us the greatest joy can be easily overlooked. The new Somersby #MagicMoments campaign is to inspire our consumers to take a break and enjoy life’s little pleasures with the refreshing and fruity taste of Somersby Cider made from sun-ripened apples.

“Life is hectic, especially living in the city. No one would have thought of getting a free
Somersby Cider on a Thursday while heading out for lunch. This is one of those little pleasures in life. We are happy that we put a smile on our consumers’ face and this is simply magical. We believe Somersby is like one’s life’s little pleasure and you can live your #MagicMoments with Somersby too!” said Charles Wong, Marketing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.

Besides the free Somersby giveaway, consumers at both locations were engaged with the 3D backdrop and the brand’s newly introduced Augmented Reality (aka A.R.) app called Somersby Malaysia. When consumer scans the QR code and download the app, they can post creative photos on their Instagram and Facebook by hashtaging #SomersbyMY and #MagicMoments and something magical awaits. Do check it out to find out more. On site consumers were excited and impressed with the application’s 3D animation and A.R.

That’s not all! Consumers can also win a 3D2N all-expense paid trip to Singapore from 6 August to 30 September using the A.R. app as well. It is simple, fun and easy. Purchase any 4-can or 4-bottle pack of Somersby Cider, take a creative 3D animated photo with the app and post it on Instagram using the app. The most ‘LIKES’ wins. Weekly prizes to be won as well!

Bringing the little pleasure and magical moments closer to Penangites and Johoreans, Somersby Cider will be giving away both Somersby Apple and Blackberry at Gurney Paragon Mall and Sutera Mall on 5 to 6 August.

For more information about #MagicMoments, follow Somersby Malaysia on Facebook at

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Desaru Johor Holiday: 3D 2N Weekend Escapade Day 2 and 3

Sunrise at Tiara Desaru Homestay Beach
Sunrise at Tiara Desaru Beach

One of the beautiful experience visiting the East Coast of Malaysia is that you get to experience the sunrise but the only setback is you have to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to witness this spectacular sunrise.

Morning Sunrise Desaru

We decided to try our luck and were at the beach at 6.00 am and only got the chance to witness it at around 640 am; no thanks to some cloud which was blocking the first ray. Nevertheless, it was worth the effort though as you can see from the camera shot.

Breakfast By the beach at Tiara Desaru

After that, we had a simple breakfast by the Tiara Desaru beach, where we continue to enjoy the sea breeze and early morning sunlight to refresh our mind for a full day of activities.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Address Location Map

After breakfast, we went to the Southern part of Desaru where there a number of mega tourists development going on like the Westin Desaru Resort, Aman Resort & Villas, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, and the Ocen Splash Water Park slated to be opened in 2018. We then proceeded to the newly opened The Els Club Desaru Coast - an Ernie Els designed 27-hole golf course.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Club House

Upon reaching the Golf Club, we were briefed on the facilities that this golf clubs offers.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Ocean Course

This Golf course is a 27-hole championship course featuring 3 nine-hole courses being the Lakes, Coast, and Ridge.

The Els Club Desaru Coast 261 Cafe

The golf course also features a 45,000 square foot clubhouse with private function rooms, golf shop, locker rooms and 2 casual dining restaurants one of which is the 261 (Two-Six-One) which is record breaking PGA tour score that Ernie Els won at Mercedes Championship January 2003.

The golf club has also The Els Performance Golf Academy (first of its kind in Asia) which is a state of art centre of excellence.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Golf Equipment

Adults and juniors players are able to get an opportunity to learn the game the way it should be played adopting an individualised approach using the latest most up-to-date technology, diagnostic and teaching strategies.

After our golf course tour, we then headed to Teluk Sengat for lunch and to continue to our next destination.

Sengat Seafood Restaurant Teluk Sengat Desaru Address Location Map

Upon reaching Teluk Sengat, we had lunch at the Sengat Seafood Restaurant which serves Halal Chinese Seafood.

Cold Cuttle Fish

We started with the Cold Cuttle Fish (RM28.00)

Fried Chicken

followed by the Fried Chicken (RM28.00)

Steamed Red Snapper With Ginger

Steamed Red Snapper With Ginger (RM6.00 per 100g)

Fried Prawn With Butter

Fried Prawn With Butter (RM8.00 per 100g)

Chilli Crabs

Chilli Crabs (RM8.50 Per 100g)

Lunch At Sengat Seafood Restaurant Teluk Sengat

We find the costing of the lunch meal to be a tad more expensive considering it is near to the sea where an abundance of seafood is readily available.

Desaru Crocodile Farm Address Location Map

After our lunch, we then proceeded to the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm (aka Desaru Crocodile Farm) which is a short drive from the Teluk Sengat Seafood Restaurant. This Crocodile Farm is not a commercial farm meaning the crocodiles here are not bred for its products like the meat and skin.

Desaru Crocodile Farm

The owner of this Crocodile farms has a deep passion and loves for this reptile and wow to continue caring for his beloved reptiles.

Biggest Crocodile Farm Malaysia

Into its 3rd generation now, this Crocodile Farm (Sanctuary) is touted as one of the biggest Crocodile Farm in Malaysia with more than 1000 plus Live crocodiles in captivity.

155 Years Old Crocodile

The Crocodile Farm entrance ticket at RM8.00 per adults and are used to pay for the running expenses of the farm. It was explained that there are Crocodiles of different ages with the number of them exceeding up to 155 Years old in the farm.

Handicap Crocodile

The farm is very well organised and clean, one can also view the different type of handicapped crocodiles.

Live Crocodile

It was truly a very educational tour to understand the process of a raising these expensive reptiles.

Upclose With Crocodile

After that, you can have a close encounter with the baby crocodile for some photo session and sleep therapy demo applied to the baby crocodile.

Lotus Desaru Resort Water Theme Address Location Map

After our Crocodile Farm tour, we headed back to the Lotus Desaru Beach Resort water themed park for a splash-out.

Falling Coconut

One of the main attractions at this Lotus Desaru Water theme park is the Falling Coconut.

Lazy River Slides

 the 500-meter Lazy River slides.

Lagoon Pool

and the Lagoon Pool for you to laze around.

DBangkok Village Restaurant  Address Location Map

After our swim, our dinner was at the nearby Penawar Town which is the D'Bangkok Village restaurant where we try out some local Thai food.

Seafood Tom Yam Kung

We had the Thai Tom Yam Seafood which was a tad saltier and was also little oiler.

Sotong Goreng Tepong

Next, we had the Sotong Goreng Tepong

Ikan Masak 3 Rasa

while our Ikan Masak 3 Rasa was slightly over fried.

Telur Dadar

and finally the Telur Dadar. Nevertheless, as we were too hungry and tired, it didn't really matter much of the taste.

Desaru Ostrich Farm Address Location Map

The next morning, after breakfast, we went to the last attraction which is the Desaru Ostrich Farm located near the southern tip of Johor.

Desaru Ostrich Farm Tour

Here we were brief in the setup and running of the Ostrich farm. We learned how to open an Ostrich Eggs which has a very low cholesterol level using power tools drill to penetrate into the 2mm eggs shell.

Ostrich gang

After that, we were briefed on the stages in which the Ostrich is brought up to maturity at 1.5 years old which is ready for the market.

Ostrich Egg Yolk

We got to know that every Ostrich parts are fully utilised i.e from its meats, fats, eggs, skin, feathers and bones.

Ostrich Eggs Omelette

After our tour, we got to taste the Ostrich Eggs Omelette (RM10.00). Each egg can make up to 6 of this omelette.

Ostrich Meat Fried With Onion

Next is the Teppan Ostrich Meat fried with Onion. The Ostrich meat has a soft texture and non-gamey taste and fried with the Onions & garlic, it exudes out a flavourful taste that is even better than beef.

The Biggest Bird In The World - Ostrich

Overall it was a real experience to get up close and be able to learn so much about the biggest bird on earth.

Ostrich Meat Dishes

After our Ostrich Farm visit, it was back to Tiara Desaru Seaview Residence, where we had a light lunch before bidding farewell to our gracious host.

Overall this trip to Desaru is very interesting, educational and memorable. It was a nice break from our hectic work schedule while enjoying some of the quiet moment at the beach and the good company of fellow travel mates.

Read About our part 1 Desaru Holiday here.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Address and Location Map

Sengat Seafood Restaurant Address and Location Map

Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm Address and Location Map

Lotus Desaru Water Theme Park Address and Location Map

 Desaru Ostrich Farm Address and Location Map

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