Showing posts with label Tropicana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tropicana. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MAZE @ Menara Lien Hoe Persiaran Tropicana Petaling Jaya - Hi Tea With A Twist

Of late Hi-tea session especially on weekend has been gaining traction, there are many hotels, restaurant and cafe offering these for their late afternoon. We got a chance to taste out the Afternoon Hi-Tea as MAZE @ Menara Lien Hoe Persiaran Tropicana Petaling Jaya Selangor. Maze Facebook.

What is unique about MAZE @ Menara Lien Hoe Persiaran Tropicana, is it has a dual identity, a coffee salon by day and a gin parlour by night serving you gin cocktails and gin Dim Sum (more on this on our next review session).

MAZE @ Menara Lien Hoe Persiaran Tropicana is the perfect setting for Afternoon Tea as this place is specially designed with hand-picked furniture that makes each corner a unique dining experience.

Having high tea is one of the best moments in the world i.e. taking a stress-free break to pamper yourself to some fancy treats while you talk for hours with your girlfriends or your loved one? What can possibly get better than this?

There's nothing like a warm cup of tea, good company, and some specially crafted Gin Infused savoury offering of Smoked Duck Canapes, Mediterranean Sandwich and the Smoked Salmon Sandwich.

For the sweet offering, you can delight yourself with the Butter Croissant with Salted Eggs Yolk Dips, Peanut Butter Danish, Mixed Fruits Tarts, Dark Hazelnuts Tarts and Passion Fruits Meringue Tarts.

and finishing it with a La Noir Rose Macaroon on a laid back afternoon in Petaling Jaya.

The above set is at RM78++ for two.

MAZE @ Menara Lien Hoe Persiaran Tropicana is also the third and latest entertainment outlet by M Group, the company behind CHAZE (Whisky Luxe Lounge) and LAVO (Restro Wine Atelier).

MAZE @ Menara Lien Hoe Location Address Map

Thursday, March 30, 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

Friday, January 22, 2016

CHAZE Lounge - Menara Lien Hoe, Tropicana, Petaling Jaya - Loosen Your Tie and Feel Alive

A new place to unwind and hang out with friends is the latest happening place in Petaling Jaya. CHAZE (the lounge) is inspired by Chaze (the persona) who is a suave and enigmatic man who enjoys hosting parties, appreciates good music, has good fashion sense and most importantly has an acquired taste especially in distilled beverages.

CHAZE Lounge is located at Lot 1-2, 1st Floor, Menara Lien Hoe No. 8, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana Golf & Country Resort 47410 Petaling Jaya Selangor. 

CHAZE will be your perfect setting to gather for some after-hours drinks at the Bar where you can watch mixologists muddle up craft cocktails or play a game or two of table tennis and pool at the Fun Nook or simply to unwind for a full evening with drinks and dance at the DJ Space. CHAZE is the perfect place if you seek an indulgent modern lifestyle destination!

DJ Space is the heart of the action, where resident and occasional guests DJs will be spinning thumping beats throughout the night to loosen your stressed soul. 

If you want some privacy, head over to the Play Room with a secret code that changes daily on his safe box to host your private events or lively parties – where you can be your own mixologist to shake up some cocktails or challenge your friends to a game of pool or darts. You can croon and warble in your own singing session or if you have fantasies about being a DJ, this is your chance to be the master of music in the room!

Specialty cocktail is the main thing at this hip watering hole. Test the experienced mixologists with any ingredient and liquor you fancy, or have a go at their tried-and-tested list of favourites, such as the Chaze Concoction that will awaken your taste buds starting off with a smoky, sweet base from the Mexico’s Espadin agave, impeccably complemented by a hint of vanilla, a trace of citrusy tang and finishes off with the piquancy of chilli flakes, paired with salted pistachios. Or if you prefer a potent cocktails, try out the Mint Julep Popsicle intensified by personalised Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port wine ice pop or the Ooga Booga Meets Tiki that combines 2 rums of different characteristics.

To fill your stomach, CHAZE have comfort light bites that include homemade boneless Chicken Nuggets served with crudités & honey mustard mayonnaise, Trio Mushroom Pizza with portabello, button and shimeji mushrooms topped with mozzarella cheese, rocket & truffle oil; Dory Fish Fingers served with fries and a wasabi tartar dip and Truffle Fries. 

So, let down your hair for some exciting time at the CHAZE. Enjoy Yourself.