Showing posts with label Noodles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Noodles. Show all posts

Monday, January 29, 2018

Boat Noodle Chinese New Year 2018 Special Menu

Boat Noodle Empire Damansara

Many people have at one time or another had tried the popular Thai Boat Noodle and with more than 46 outlets throughout Malaysia, you can slurp up the noodles and enjoy the different flavour and taste.

How To Eat Boat Noodle

Boat Noodle has its origin from the floating markets of Ayutthaya. This inspired dish is aromatic and delicious making it an instant hit with many followers in Malaysia. 

Boat Noodle Chinese New Year 2018 Special Menu

Over the years Boat Noodle with its first outlet in Empire Damansara in March 2014 which started with serving noodles has expanded its menu and now has incorporated many local Thai street foods to its menu. 


To celebrate this coming Chinese New Year 2018; Boat Noodle has incorporated a few special dishes for this festivity. The first is the Prosperity Yum Beef (RM1.99) which is served with a choice of either Thai Rice Noodles


or the Prosperity Yum Beef Springy Noodles


and the Prosperity Yum Chicken - (RM 1.99) with an option of either the Thai Rice Noodles with its enticing and flavour broth


or the Prosperity Yum Chicken Springy Noodles


On top of that, is the Thai Fried Chicken - RM 12.90. For me the freshly fried chicken which was deboned making it a breeze to be eaten together with the noodle as it has a spicy crispy and crunchy feel. We just can't stop eating it and when the next order came; it did have much time on the table. 


During this Chinese New Year, a special drink called the Blue Butterfly - RM 5.50 will be one of the highlight drink that you may one to try. These drinks have a magical feel to it; as when the lime juice which is served separately is poured into the drinks, it magically transforms the colour from blue to purple.


and the Mango Smoothie - RM 5.50 which has a strong Mango taste.


These offers are available for a limited time until the end of February 2018. so, hurry up to taste these new flavours from Boat Noodle. For more information on their promotion and outlet, you can visit Boat Noodle Facebook Page


Boat Noodle Empire Damansara Location Address Map


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Restoran 126 Bittergourd Noodles - Taman Bukit Mayang Emas Petaling Jaya



It is not easy to find a particular shop that specialises in Bittergourd noodles. Recently, we chance upon this particular shop which is Restoran 126 Bittergourd Noodles located at 12, Jalan BM 1/2 Taman Bukit Mayang Emas Petaling Jaya, Selangor.


This shop has a simple no frill coffee shop setup which serves not just Bittergourd noodles but also some other noodles like the peppery soup, curry noodles, rice and porridge too.


We check out some of these house specialities; the first of which is the Bittergourd Special Meat Paste Noodles (RM7.80). We like the soup base as it was a strong tasty clear broth, we found out that the owner uses chicken as its base ingredient to brew the broth. It takes around 4 hours of boiling to extract out the full flavours from the chicken.


We like the Bittergourd as it does not have a very strong bitter taste; The Bittergourd that are used are a premium grade that has a nice crunch without being over bitterly in taste. This type is used especially for cooking purpose while the meat paste is made with minced meat with black fungus and chopped fried squid pieces. To complement the noodles; soft silky white Tau Foo and cut pieces of tomatoes are added in to give a different texture and taste to this noodle.


The second noodle that we tasted was the Seaweed Fish Paste Noodle (RM7.30). The fish paste is in-house made with 2 types of fish. It has a firm, bouncy texture and has a strong fish flavours. The seaweed that is used here is also of a good quality which does not cloud the soup base.


This is then followed by an order of Pepper Pork noodles (RM7.50). For this soup based we decided to try out the Yee Mee for the noodle. We like the strong peppery taste of the soup. It is the balance concoction of the black and white pepper from Sarawak that gets this peppery aroma and the real peppery kick.


and the last soup noodle is the Herbal Noodle (RM7.30). Our choice of Noodles is the Mee Suah. A nice choice as the Mee Suah absorbs the strong herbal wine fragrant broth. A combination of mixed herbs is used to produced this strong herbal broth and with a sprinkle of Hsiao Heng wine; it really makes the broth addictive. The noodles are then topped with a half boil eggs and wolfberries.


One of the other specialities of Restoran 126 Bittergourd Noodles is the Curry Noodles. The version here is slightly different that we are used to, in that it is infused with a Nyonya touch. This special family secret recipe has been passed down to one of the partners; the key to the taste lies with the preparation of all the ingredients which are prepared in-house to ensure the quality of the curry paste.



Available in limited daily quantities is the Deluxe Curry Noodles (RM10.00) which has a condiment and ingredients filled Curry Noodles; with freshly peel Cockles, Curry Chicken, Roast Pork (Siew Yok), Char Siew, Long Beans, Meatballs, Fish Balls, Fried Pork Skin, Bean Sprout, Fish Paste and your choice of Noodles.



Another off-menu item is the Seafood Noodle (RM13.90); comes with 3 Prawns, loads of Lala, Fish Paste and soft white Tau Foo. An order of this noodle comes with a Free Ice Lemon Tea or Barley. You can choose your soup base to go with these seafood i.e. Bittergourd, Seaweed, Pepper or Curry. A real treat for seafood lovers.


We were recommended to try out the porridge that is served at Restoran 126 Bittergourd Noodles Restaurant, we got to taste the Salted Eggs with Century Eggs and Minced Meat Porridge (RM8.00). The soft texture of the porridge is the testament that it was boiled for a long time. A hearty meal to warm your stomach if you choose to have a lighter meal.


To give more option to its customer, Restoran 126 Bittergourd Noodles Restaurant, also offers some rice dishes for you to choose from. One that caught our eyes is the Pork Chop Rice with Mushroom. At RM9.90, it is really value for money as you get a big piece of the Pan Fried Pork Chop that comes with the rice. We like the shitake mushroom with minced meat sauce as it is paired well with the steamed white rice.


The restaurant also offers a couple of snacks for you to choose, but too bad, we only have stomach for just one type which is the Fried Wantan (RM9.00 for 10 pcs). The meat filling taste was just right with the balanced flavour, it would have been better if not for the slight over frying of the Wantan.


For the coffee enthusiast, you must try out the coffee here. For the price you paid for (RM2.70); you get to taste a large glass of strongly brewed coffee that will linger in your mouth after every sip without paying a premium price.


If you are really looking for values for money with good quality ingredients, you would not go wrong at Restoran 126 Bittergourd Noodles Restaurant.

Restoran 126 Bittergourd Noodles Restaurant Address and Location

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Classic Japanese Hokkaido Ramen by Santouka Pavilion Mall Kuala Lumpur


Of late there have been numerous Ramen restaurant sprouting out in the Klang Valley in droves. So, we have this opportunity to savour one of the pioneering Ramen joint which is Santouka located at 6th Floor, Pavilion Shopping Mall (Tokyo Street) which serves the authentic Hokkaido style Ramen.


The restaurant is decorated with wood based setting which inspired the village setting. Even the tables and chairs and accessories are also mostly wood based in line with the main theme.


Using the family recipe the SANTOUKA RAMEN was conceived with the modest salt flavoured Shio Ramen. The version of the Hokkaido Ramen serves here are the thin-noodle and are imported from Japan. 


The next most important to a perfect bowl of Ramen is the soup, which Santouka brewed up for all its Ramen, is the Tonkotsu (Pork Bones). The other ingredients added to brewed up this soup based include vegetables, dried fish, kelp and some secret ingredient. The soup had  to be maintained at the right temperature (not boiling) and continuous at this right temperature to ensure the taste is consistent.


We started with the signature Creamy Shio Ramen serves with Pork Belly. The flavour is not too overwhelming and was just the right taste to start with.


In Malaysia, there is also a need for some spicy Ramen, and Santouka have introduce the Spicy Shio Ramen which have the same Shio based soup but with an added spices. This was serves with Premium Pork Cheek. This Specialty Ramen is only available in limited quantity per day. The meat of the Pork Cheek is not tough and it is very chewy. So, If you are game for Pork Cheek, you have to come early for this specialty.


Next, we had the Shoyu Ramen (Soya Sauce) serves with Pork Belly (Char Siu). With the soya sauce based, it is a little saltier than the Shio but was very flavourful though.


Watch our second part review on YouTube below.



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Springy Japanese Ramen At Goku Raku Mid Valley Megamall

Of late there have been numerous Ramen shops that have been setup in the Klang Valley. Each one boasting their uniqueness and flavors that will drives your loves for this hot slurpy meal that will guarantee to soothe your tummy.


We were invited for a Ramen food review at Goku Raku Ramen which is located at Lot S025 & Lot S026, Level 2, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. This restaurant amplifies the neatness and casual dining atmosphere the Japanese way. It is brightly lit and provides an open kitchen concept where you can watch your fresh Ramen been made right at the shop window or watch how they prepare your favourite Ramen. to ensure freshness of the Ramen, it is prepared fresh from this outlet.


Ramen is a very common food in Japan much like our wanton noodles in Malaysia. You can get your fix of these noodles almost anywhere in Japan. But, what makes a good Ramen and what it entails for a chef to prepare such a simple dish to arouse your senses. It boils down to every little steps and processes starting from the right quality ingredient to the timing and right up to the consistency in boiling the ramen to its perfection.


Of course, the other thing, which is of utmost important is the soup base. This is the defining moments of whether the Ramen will leave you totally satisfied or so so  or yurky as they say.


Starting off the night, we had the Shanghai Fried Ramen. Frankly speaking, I had never tried Ramen cook in this style as most of the time, it is always a soup base type which I preferred. Having the first bite of this Ramen reminds me of the Hot Plate noodles that are served at the food court, although those, uses the “Yee Mee” as compared to here that uses Ramen. The Ramen mixes well with the sauce that it was cook in. What I like most is that the chef had put in a lot of vegetables in the Ramen, the only set back was that it was hard to give it a good mix so as all the sauce are at the bottom of the plate.


Next we had the Ebi Goyza. Gyoza is the Japanese dumplings and this had the vegetable and meat filling. The dumpling is pan fried so it leaves a crisp at the bottom and soft top. The complimentary sauce was the hot sesame oil with soyu. I find the filling a little too soft, i.e. when you bite it, there is no oomph of eating real meat which I favored in my dumplings.


The main course for the night is of course the Five Star Aburi Char Siew, one of the specialty Ramen served here. The Pork belly topping is cooked and lightly roasted on the top to give it the Char Siew effect. It also comes with a half of a Nitamago (soyu sauce boiled eggs). 

According to the chef, these eggs are prepared using a very long and tedious process which have to be timed to perfection to ensure that the yolk are set in the middle and it should not be overcook.


The soup based was the TONKOTSU SOUP, which was prepared using fresh pork bones and secret ingredients that was added into as the base and brewed over a period of time. At the first slurp of the hot soup, which has a topping of kuro oil (black garlic oil) infused into our tongue, you will get the feeling of taking another spoonful after another. 

The soup was very addictive and complimenting it with the freshly made Ramen and Pork Belly was a perfect combination. For those that do not fancy such a strong soup base, you can try out the Tokyo soup base which is milder in taste as it uses chicken as the main ingredient for the broth.


Next, we had the GRR Pork meatballs. The meatballs are first fried and then cooked with a sweet and sour sauce. Taking my first bite, the crust was nice and blended well with the sauce but the inside filling, the meat was a little too soft for me, I always enjoy meatballs that are firm and which are of the bouncy type when you bite into it. 

Specially Just For You - Goku Raku is offering a 50% off for you to try out this GRR meatball from 9th May 2014 to 30th June 2014. You can print out the voucher to redeem it. Voucher is at the end of this blog. Enjoy Yourself and let me know your comments.

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Lastly, we were served a Set Dish Meal called Set C, which has a combination of more than 10 separate dishes cook in small portion which you can share with friends. My advice is to eat these with either plain white rice or plain Ramen as it can be a little salty if you were to eat it as it is. 


My personal favorite are the Crispy Mayo Shrimp. The prawn was very fresh and you can taste the crunchy and succulent prawn feeling with every bite of it.


Pork Loin Rei Shabu. 

Here are the dishes served as part of Set C

Edamame
Aburi Char Siew
Chef Salad
Pork Loin Rei Shabu
Tori Momo Karaage
Crispy Mayo Shrimp
Siew Mai
Ebi Chilli
Sweet and Sour Pork
Utsunomiya Sui Gyoza
Garlic Fried Rice/Mini Ramen
Today's Dessert
Sesame Ball


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