Showing posts with label MIGF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MIGF. Show all posts

Monday, September 3, 2018

MIGF 2018 Menu - Samplings On The Fourteen Berjaya Times Square Hotel - TASTE MIGF

MIGF 2018 Menu - Samplings On The Fourteen Berjaya Times Square Hotel - TASTE MIGF

MIGF (Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival) 2018 is back and, Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel is once-again participating for this year gourmet festival with its specially crafted festival menu by Chef Val Murugan.

MIGF 2018 Menu - Samplings On The Fourteen Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel which has won many accolades and awards will satiate your taste buds during this month-long festival promotion from 1st September 2108 to 30th September 2018.

Samplings On The Fourteen Berjaya Times Square Hotel - KL City Skyline View

As you would have known Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant offers its' guest with a fusion taste of local cuisine while having the spectacular view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline while dining in this restaurant.

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Festival Menu

For this MIGF 2018 festival, Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant will have two menu’s that convey the exquisite taste of fusion gourmet taste for you and your guest; The first is the MIGF Festival Menu (RM268nett per set)
Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Light Festival Menu
and the MIGF Light Menu (RM168nett).

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu -Trio Muhibbah Starter

Starting off with the MIGF Menu, in line with this year MIGF 2018 theme which is Muhibah Chefs! Good Food Brings Us Together. In line with the theme, Chef Val Murugan has specially prepared the Trio Muhibbah Starter which consists of a Lamb Satay, Chicken Dumpling with Fish Tikka to represent the three major races in Malaysia.

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu -Salmon Croquette with Truffle Cauliflower Mousse

This is then followed by the Salmon Croquette with Truffle Cauliflower Mousse as the starter for this menu.

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu -Consomme of Morel Mushroom

Our soup is the Consomme of Morel Mushroom which has pieces of Foie Gras Jelly with Dry Sherry on a strong mushroom consomme which is flavoured by the distinctive taste of the Morel Mushroom.
Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu - Smoked Duck

For the Entrée, we had the Smoked Duck which is served with rainbow lotus root, tomato jam and peas froth and topped with a fried crispy purple sweet potato.

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu - Balsamic Strawberry Crusted

while the palate cleanser is the Balsamic Strawberry Crusted

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu - Confit of Red Mullet

For the MIGF 2018 Festival Menu main course, you can choose either the Confit of Red Mullet which is served with Eggplant Rouille with Bouillabaisse Essence, Parsnip Puree

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu - Broiled M7 Ribeye Provencal

or for the meat eater like me will opt for the Broiled M7 Ribeye Provencal - Gratinated Raclette Asparagus Risotto, Legumes and Madeira Jus.

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu - Dessert - Pistachio Incubus

To complement this sumptuous gastronomic spread, we end the night with the Pistachio Incubus dessert which is accompanied by Tahina Ice-cream for the sweet savoury end.

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu - Salmon and Tuna Carpaccio

On the other hand, the MIGF Light Menu will start you off with an appetizer spread which is the  Salmon and Tuna Carpaccio,

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu - Chick Pea Puree Soup

This is compliment with the creamy Chick Pea Puree Soup.

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu - Medallion Cod

you can select either the Medallion Cod which has Soya Garlic Crusted, Legumes, Potato and Clam Jus or the juicy Roasted Lamb Rack to choose from the main course menu under this MIGF 2018 Light Menu.

Samplings On The Fourteen MIGF 2018 Menu - Dessert - Spiced Mango Parfait with Coconut Sago

And for dessert, you will be served the Spiced Mango Parfait with Coconut Sago.

Samplings On The Fourteen KL Skyline View

For further enquiries or reservations, kindly contact Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur’s Dining Concierge at +60 (3) 2117 8121 or e-mail

Samplings On The Fourteen Address Location Map

Thursday, October 20, 2016

MIGF 2016 Festival Menu - Yezi At The Roof Bandar Utama Permium Steamboat

Yezi At The Roof Bandar Utama located at The Roof 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, No.3 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya is one of the 26 restaurants that is participating at the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival MIGF 2016.

With an amazing panoramic view of TTDI’s & PJ skyline and an opulent oriental theme, complete with Chinese paintings, circular arches and custom golden lanterns made to imitate rolling clouds, Yezi At The Roof makes steamboat luxurious with its range of high-end in-house made ingredients.

What the restaurant is best known for, however, is its five unique coconut-based broths which are spiced up with Taiwanese beef, truffle flavourings and other premium ingredients.

Complemented by organic side dishes and fresh seafood, the broths can be filled with all manner of exclusive treats, from world-renowned Matsusaka beef slices flown in weekly to the home-made black truffle balls, prawn paste and coconut dumplings which are prepared daily.

This year’s MIGF 2016 menu features some new treats like the Malacca-inspired chicken rice balls coated with salted egg aka the Golden Ball - Fried Chicken Rice Ball with Saffron Coat with Salted Egg Batter. 

next, there is the Palette Cleanser

for the Broth - Ginseng Herbal Soup with Coral Seaweed Jelly which is the main theme for tonight dinner. With the giant bowls at the centre filled with the delicious black chicken and ginseng-infused soup coagulated by the chicken broth and the seaweed jelly which is collagen-rich, it promised a night of satisfying treats.

For the Mains, it comes with the Four Jewels which consists of Black Sesame Balls (Squid), Coriander Balls (Squid), Lobster Balls (Lobster) and Black Pepper with Cheese Ball (Chicken).

For the sliced meat, the menu comes with Sliced Beef

and Spanish Black Pig.

For the Specialty Dumpling, we had the Coconut Dumpling and the Shao Xing Dumpling which has a strong essence of wine.

 As for the Wonders of the Sea, it has Tiger Prawns, White Clams, Razor Clams and Yezi popular Prawn Paste 

For the sides, we had the Mixed Vegetables and Mushroom

Handmade Fu Chok Rolls and Noodles

and finally for desserts we had the in-house made Waterdrop Coconut Dessert with Gula Melaka, Sago and Crushed Peanuts. A refreshing dessert to end our review.

Full Festival Menu

Yezi MIGF Festival Menu - 2 Person Set

Without Wines: RM299 nett per 2 pax

Progressing from a humble kitchen helper to head Chef for the most premium steamboat restaurant in the Klang Valley, Chef Choy is no stranger to hard work. With experience ranging from five-star hotels to big F&B groups, Chef Choy’s forte lies in diversity coupled with a traditional touch. His golden ball appetiser is a perfect example of this, combining different trademark Chinese delicacies to create a dish that puts an exciting twist on the familiar.

Yezi At The Roof Address and Location Map

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MIGF 2016 Menu Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant located at Level 14, East Tower Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur has once again in 2016, taking part in the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF 2016).

Dining at Samplings On The Fourteenth is a classy affair; this is the place to bring that special someone for a romantic rendezvous where the unrivalled night views of the bustling Kuala Lumpur City Centre adorned your backdrop and the refined western fare are the key ingredients for a perfect date. It’s also great for entertaining clients as well, with intimate private dining rooms ideal for functions or celebrations of all types.

Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant MIGF Full Festival Menu

We started off our review with an Amuse-Bouche which is the Lamb Tartlet with Goat Cheese Croquetas. With a startling contrast of flavours and textures, this opening course prepares us for an evening of fine cuisine.

For this festival menu, Samplings On The Fourteenth has not just 1 starter but 2 in total; the first of which is the Pan-Fried Haloumi, Chilled Marinated Vegetables in Season and Lemon Emulsion. The dish was delicately presented with the delicious pan-fried halloumi at the epicentre which is encircled by vegetables.

Wine Pairing - Hugel Gentil Alsace France Vintage 2014

The second starter is the Poached Baby Mackerel, Chick Pea Puree, Smoked Garlic Cream and Walnut. We love the fine texture of the baby mackerel.

Wine Pairing - Tahuna Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Vintage 2014

the next course is the Green Pea Cream with Artichoke Chips and Tomato Tartar Soup.

Before we could dig into the portion that was served to us, the server informs that this was, in fact, the soup course and we have to wait for them to serve the soup which comes in a teapot right before our eyes.

As we are readied for our next course, Chef Val has prepared a special Malibu Lime Sorbet as a palate cleanser before our main course. A strong limey taste was very evident in the sorbet that enlightens our senses. Served on a half cut coconut shell, it was a real treat as it prepares our taste-buds in anticipation of the next dish.

For the Main Course, there is 3 selection for you to choose from, as steak lovers, I chose the Wagyu Beef Medallion, Pumpkin with a Hint of Xeres Vinegar, Duck Foie Gras and Thyme Juice. I love the pan grill Foie Gras and the steak was also grilled to the right tender texture that matches with the accompanying sauce. Almost all the guest for the night has chosen this course.

Wine Pairing - Trivento Reserve Malbec, Vintage 2014

The second main course that diners can choose it the Slow-Cooked Lamb Cutlet, Baked Stuffed Red Onion, Glazed Root Vegetables and Jus of Cherry.

OR for fish fans, they can choose the third main course which is the Pan-Fried Halibut Fillet, Smoked Tomato Puree, Parsnips and Shellfish Froth.

For dessert, the MIGF menu at Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant is the Guanaja Chocolate Delice, Sea Salt Flakes, Butter Scotch, Cream Cheese Mousseline. The dessert is impressively decorated which feast the sweet tooth enthusiast. A real nice balance of sweet and salty end to our review.

Prices for the Full Festival Menu are

Without Wines: RM228 nett per person

With Wines: RM388 nett per person

Chef Valmurugan Subramaniam has been leading the team at Samplings for the past six years. If it’s western classic fare you’re after, then Chef Val is the man. This master of his craft never fails to deliver, drawing on some 26 years of experience in upscale dining establishments while competing and winning medals at food festivals around the world. His pure passion for food, coupled with his warm disposition and buoyant personality make Chef Val one of the lovable chefs in town!

 Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Address Location Map

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mutiara Damansara Food: Minori Japanese Restaurant Royal Chulan Damansara Hotel - Specialty Japanese Food.

Japanese is fond of eating exotic and prized seafood as it is. Little wonder when +BestRestaurant ToEat was invited to taste some of the special menu offering of MINORI Japanese Restaurant located The Royal Chulan Damansara Hotel 1st Floor No.2 Jalan PJU 7/3 Mutiara Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya.

Minori Japanese Restaurant is a multiple MIGF award winner restaurant that has showcase some of the authentic and traditional Japanese dishes that captivate its' customer to continue to patronize the restaurant for some seasonal fare from time to time.

Set in a modern Zen style Japanese decorations, the restaurant has an elegant dining ambiance that are suitable for business and family dining. 

For this review; Chef Takahiro will be showcasing four of the dishes under his Omakase set. The first dish on the table was the Cod Fish Sperm Sashimi style which is the best way to eat it as you can taste its natural taste. This is the first time, we are tasting the Cod Fish Sperm. 

This Fish Sperm has a slippery soft white texture which is a popular delicacy during the winter season in Japan. When bitten it; together with a dip of the sauce, you can feel the bursting feel followed by a soft texture tau foo like musky taste of the cod fish. This Sashimi is complemented with chilled shredded radish, seaweed and scallion. 

The second dish is the Foie Gras Chawanmushi. Chawan mushi is one of yours truly favorite dish. The eggs texture are silky soft and was perfectly enhanced with the flavour and taste of the Foie Gras. Topped with a special sauce it was indeed a delight to slurp this velvety savoury egg dish. 

Next comes the in-house signature Minori Rolls. Using fresh ingredients such as soft shell crab and grilled eel was an interesting combination for this maki. Rolled it in with the natural sweetness of the avocados and dressed with a mayo based dressing, it was a delight to be eaten.

For dessert, we had the Fish Collagen Mochi Japanese Rice-Cake Dessert a.k.a Water Mochi. Water Mochi which has a soft and bouncy gelatin like texture; are made from fish bone and fish scales. You can then add in the Japanese Gula Melaka syrup; followed by the Finely Roasted Soya Bean powder and you have a dessert that is simple and delicious.

Make a date with Minori Japanese Restaurant to try out their Omakase style set and be prepared to be surprised with the offering of the chef.