Showing posts with label Vegetarian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vegetarian. Show all posts

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Vegetarian Fine Dining @ Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Vegetarian Fine Dining Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

We had a first Vegetarian Fine Dining experience recently at the award-winning Samplings On the Fourteen Restaurant at Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur (BTHKL).

With the increasing awareness of beautiful appearance and healthy lifestyles these days; many people from all walks of life are turning to vegetarian food. Starting April 2018; Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant have taken the initiative to offers its' guests with an option of healthy, balanced meals and dishes. The dishes are specially curated from different blends of vegetables and do not use any soybean-based processed food i.e. mock meats that are popularly used in other Vegetarian restaurants.

Chef Val Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Under Chef Val's stewardship, he has created a number of fusion vegetarian dishes using the natural taste of the ingredients and is presented exquisitely for diners to indulge in this healthy offering. 

Terrine of Roasted Pepper - Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

To start off the dinner, we were served the Terrine of Roasted Pepper as an appetizer which comprises of ingredient made out from beans and Peas jelly.

Seared Haloumi and Breaded Camembert - Vegetarian Fine Dining

This is then followed by a warm appetizer which is the Seared Haloumi and Breaded Camembert. Fans of these cheese are in for a treat, as these 2 differing cheese with 2 different cooking style which has a different taste and texture are both served in a dish. It is served with grapefruits, pickles and laid in a sesame dressing; that adds a tangy sourish taste to enhance the flavours of the cheese.

Wild Forest Mushroom with Truffle Forth - Vegetarian Fine Dining

For the soup; we were served the Wild Forest Mushroom with Truffle Forth. We love the strong aroma when the soup arrives at the table. The truffle forth further enhances the full mushroom flavour and taste of the soup. Eaten with a soft milk bun with every dip into this warm soup is a real delight.

Palate Cleanser - Mango Sorbet - Vegetarian Fine Dining

After 3 dishes with differing flavour; we were served the Mango Sorbet which is our palate cleanser. It is served on an ice cube which resembles a leaf. The Mango Sorbet was very fruity in taste and topped with cubes of mango

Chilled Soft Tofu - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

For this Vegetarian Set dinner; we were served with 3 entrees; the first of which is Chilled Soft Tofu which is served with shaved fennel and yellow pepper coulis which were perfectly matched to the bland tofu.

 Maple Glaze Pumpkin - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

The second entree is the Maple Glaze Pumpkin; This is served with the grilled King Mushroom and blanched Spinach layered upon the smashed pumpkin. A special taste which marries the naturally rich flavour of the pumpkin with the ingredients. Drizzles at the sides are freshly roasted sunflower and melon seeds to give a crunchy texture to the dish.

Steamed Dumplings - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

The final entree Steamed Dumpling. The filling is the cooked shredded turnip which has a sweet taste.

Main Course Yam Rice - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

For the main course; we were served with Yam Rice. Cubes of yam are used to enhance the flavour of the glutinous rice which is flavoured by the soy sauce with poached asparagus, sago and top with a piece of thinly sliced lotus root.

Dessert Chocolate Mud Cake - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

For desserts; we had the Chocolate Mud Cake which is served with butterscotch. Decor on the sides is raspberries. strawberries, oranges and grapes that add a differing taste to this sweet dessert.

Night View Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This vegetarian dish is available starting April from Monday to Saturday from 630pm to 930pm. Diners can choose from the five-course dinner at (RM118 Nett per set), seven-course (RM148 Nett) or nine-course (RM168 Nett) or order a la carte dish at RM18 Nett.

For more information and reservations; you can contact Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur Dining Concierge at 603 2117 8000 (ext 8131) or email to bth.diningreservations@berjayahotel.com

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mooncake Festival 2016 - Go Green, Organic And Healthy This Mid Autumn Celebration With BMS Organics


Organic food is in demand now as more and more people are very conscious about healthy eating. To celebrate 2016 mid-autumn festival aka mooncake festival, BMS ORGANICS has just launched its ORGANIC SUGAR-FREE MOONCAKE with 6 special flavours.


BMS Organics believe that everyone enjoys mooncake but the problem is that moon cake is usually sweet thus is not suitable for those that have a condition that does not allow them to take sweet cakes. Also with the growing trends of healthy living and vegetarian, one can now enjoy these, SUGAR-FREE mooncakes that are freshly made from the finest ingredients and a nice texture!


At BMS Organics Natural isomalt is used to substitute normal sugar in its' mooncakes. This smooth-sweet love affair is recommended for people with high blood pressure and diabetes. Besides, all ingredients used to make the mooncake are 100% organic. As an example, the plain flour that is used is free from bleaching & additives and are produced using the traditional method of stone milling process which helps in reducing the loss of cereals enzymes and nutrients.

These six choices of organic sugar-free mooncakes include three unique flavours: Pink Lady 10 Grain Beetroot, Bamboo Charcoal Black Sesame and Green Balance Macha Red Bean; while the three classic flavours are: Pure Lotus, Pure Lotus with Yolk and Mixed Nuts Delight.


1. Pink Lady 10 Grain Beetroot

10 Grain Beetroot is great for replenishing blood for women. The combination of oat milk and lotus seed paste fillings, coupled with the natural colouring of the outer layer that sourced from beetroot juice. This natural and pinkish gem will surely be your ticket to happiness.


2. Bamboo Charcoal Black Sesame

Aroma-rich black sesame is packed with calcium, vitamins and trace minerals. Its' black outer layer is craftily made from bamboo charcoal. Greater taste and healthier digestive system are no longer a dream!


3. Green Balance Macha Red Bean

The healthy aromas of green tea and wheat grass are valued even more. The perfect combination of green and red colours, whereby the red beans offers gentle sweetness and smoothness to the palate, while the natural green tea powder made up the exterior. This nutritious blend is widely known to aid in body detoxification.


4. Pure Lotus

Uses only the best quality ingredients such as high-quality lotus seeds that bring you the best blend of healthy and great taste.


5. Pure Lotus with Yolk

The salted aromatic egg yolk fused splendidly with a classic sweet pure lotus seed paste makes this mooncake taste even superior.
6. Mixed Nuts Delight 

Rich in fibre and healthy fatty acids. This exquisite flavour will surely linger in your mouth and is a must pick mooncake for those who desire a traditional taste.


BMS Organics has specially crafted a dual purpose mooncake gift box. The 4-piece mooncake lantern mooncake gift box can be used as a lantern after you unpack it. On the other hand, the 2-piece mooncake gift box contains two pieces of mooncake and a can of organic green tea. The packaging is suitable as a gift to your family and friends.


Starting from August 1, 2016, the public can purchase these organic sugar-free mooncakes at any BMS Organics Outlets. 4-piece lantern mooncake gift box is priced at RM107.60, while the 2-piece mooncake and organic green tea gift set is priced at RM63.00.

** BMS Organics member or credit card holder of either Citibank, Public Bank or Aeon, are entitled to:

1. RM10 BMS Organics Vegetarian Café cash voucher with every purchase of a 4-piece mooncake lantern gift box, and 20% discount for the second box. 

2. RM5 BMS Organics Vegetarian Café cash voucher with every purchase of a 2-piece mooncake gift box, and 20% discount for the second box.

If you are not able to buy it at BMS Organics outlet or you would like to send a mooncake gift set. You can  purchase mooncake online from BMS Organics Online Store. BMS Organics will send it to your doorstep (Free delivery only applicable for West Malaysia).

**Insert the promo code “BMSO2UMC” to get 10% rebate. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.bmsorganics.com.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Musang King Durian Mooncake From D’King - Handmade and Delivered To Your Door Step

 As Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, many look forward to the moon cake, which is almost synonymous with the annual celebration. This year, D’King, a premium durian mooncake brand, introduces its vegetarian snow skin Musang King durian mooncake, which are handmade and does not contain preservatives and artificial flavouring.


Instead, it is packed with the highest-grade Musang King durians sourced from Pahang. It is the perfect gift for corporate clients and for the family this coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Traditionally, these handmade cakes were shared with family members to signify completeness and the unity of families.


“Unlike most mooncakes, which utilise processed filling, D’king mooncake is prepared with the
actual durian flesh. Once the durians arrive, we peel them and remove the flesh immediately to 
prepare the mooncake filling. If we wait too long, the durians would break open on its own, and the aroma and taste would be lost,” shares Simon Chin, founder of D’King. “


Last year, our D24 mooncake was very well received, so this year, we decided to go for the most premium durian, which is the famous Musang King. The Musang King was selected for the creamy and sticky flesh, with its strong scent and flavour that melts in your mouth.”


“Another unique feature is its delicate snow skin that is light-textured yet uniquely bouncy. The snow skin also has to be thin enough to emphasize the filling but strong enough to hold it all in. The snow skin is made from a secret recipe which we have created after many rounds of trials. Our pastry chef has nearly a decade of experience behind him and he is extremely particular about perfecting the taste,” added Chin.


D’King vegetarian snow skin musang king durian mooncake is sold in sets of eight 60g mooncakes, at RM128 per set, there is currently a promotional price of RM98 per set. Delivery is free if two or more sets are purchased. To order, please whatsapp 012-664 8797 with the following format: <Name><Address><No of Sets><Delivery Date>

Monday, June 29, 2015

Mumbai Delights Mont Kiara - Authentic North Indian Vegetarian Street Food - Best Restaurant Review


There are a lot of people who loves a vegetarian meals once in a while. Some of these vegetarian meals are purely vegetables based; while others are chutney or soy based but we found out that it can also be cheese based. Best Restaurant To Eat was invited to a vegetarian food review at Mumbai Delights located at Block E, 01-04, Jalan Kiara 2, Plaza Mont Kiara, Mont Kiara Kuala Lumpur.


Being a vegan in Malaysia, one does not have much choices to choose from. Here at Mumbai Delights they served a wide varieties of vegetarian food for you to choose from; ranging from authentic Mumbai Street food to fusion vegetarian food like pizza and pasta.


The setup of Mumbai Delights has 2 dining area where one can dine either in a brightly lit dining hall while alfresco diners can opt to have a drink while enjoying the delicious snack fare offering at the side of the restaurant.


We find a little interesting discovery is that at Mumbai Delights; it also serves beer and liquor. This is the first time we come across a vegetarian outlet serving liquor; don't know why or whether this is a common practise in Mumbai. 


Our dinner started with the Samosa Set (RM7.00) - It is an Indian potato filling with the samosa skin and deep fried to a crisp. This set comes in 2 pieces. 


This is then followed by Vada Pav (RM5.50) which is an Indian Burger (a popular Mumbai street food) with tamarind and green chutney filling. 


The next dish is a fusion Thai Curry Dal with Garlic Naan (RM14.00). The curry is cooked with an assortment of vegetables which includes broccoli, bok choy, carrots and so forth.


After that, is the Malai Kofta (RM15.00) which is a Dryfruit Dumpling( a combination of cashew nuts mix with cottage cheese) fried to a golden brown and served with a white cream cashew gravy.


Although you could order the Malai Kofta to be eaten with pav or naan but we were told that the Malai Kofta is best eaten with a new item to be added which is the Green Rice.


The next dish is a special creation of stuffed fresh button mushroom coated with cottage cheese  with tikka malai aptly named as Himachali Kumbh (RM18.00).


For the pizza, we had the Parizza (from the word combination of Paratha Pizza) Layered Pizza (RM24.00). The dough is a layered naan which is cooked in a tandoor and then topped with the mushroom with topping of capsicum, mushroom, mozzarella, cheddar and cottage cheese oven baked with Chef secret recipe.


This is followed by the Bhurji Pav (RM18.00) - shredded cottage cheese are pan fried with condiments and spices and served with pav but we had this with a layered naan.


The last dish was the Chilli Garlic Sizzler (RM24.00) - a complete meal which comprise of vegetable, corn, french fries, cottage cheese cutlet topped with a chilli garlic sauce on a bed of rice. You have the option to order it with pasta instead.


To end our meal, we had a specially concocted Chocolate Samosa (RM18.00) with Vanilla ice-cream, dazzles with hot dark chocolate.


So the next time you yearn for some North Indian vegetarian meal particularly Mumbai street food;make a date with Mumbai Delights Mont Kiara.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Ganga Cafe @ Bangsar – North South Indian Vegetarian Cuisine – A Vegan Paradise Review By Best Restaurant


For a meat lover like me, vegetarian meals does not really excite me much, after all, how much, can vegetables be cooked in any way that will satisfy my craving for a truly satisfying meals. How wrong can I be? We were invited by the owners of the newly taken over café i.e. The Ganga Café @ Bangsar which is located at 19. Lorong Kurau, Off Jalan Riong, Bangsar Pertama, 59100 Kuala Lumpur


This no-frills café is located at a very quiet corner of bustling Bangsar, which is a stone throw away from NSTP office. In fact, to reach it, you drive past NSTP office and turn left at the traffic junction and go all the way straight until you reach a row of shop house or click on the location below.


Helm by Madam Meeta, she has brought her home kitchen to the The Ganga, you will be pleasantly surprised on how ingredients and spices when fallen into the right hands can transform simple food like potatoes, chick peas and tomatoes into sumptuous, delicious and nutritious vegetarian dishes.


To start off the night, The Ganga Café @Bangsar offers 4 specialty drinks which were unique, special and pure. The drinks are
Ganga Tea Crush -A concoction of mint, lemon and lime in ice tea
 Pranic Juice -A concoction of mixed herbs, spices and mint leaves- a detox formula
  Mango Lassi - very creamy and thick Lassi.
Lemonade - Lemon Lime with a tinge of Soda.


For starter, we had the Stuffed Fried Chilli – To make this, potatoes are cooked with spices and then smashed and stuffed and wrapped into and around the green chilli. This is followed by a coating of chick pea powder and deep fried. This Stuffed Fried Chilli is then topped up with a spread of in-house made yoghurt and some sprinkle of coriander chutney and garnish with coriander leaves.


The next item we had sounded like “Hello Kitty” which in actual fact is called Allo Tikki – this is quite similar to the begedil in which it is also potatoes based but without any meats.


The deep frying at high heat of the breadcrumbs makes the crust crispy while the potatoes filling with coriander leaves, chilli padi was smooth and soft and spicy if you get to the chilli padi.


Another starters that we had was the Masala Papadam. It looks like a thin crust vegetarian pizza, but the base, instead of a dough based, it is a home-made papadam, which was pan fried till crisp and garnish with vegetables topping like onion, capsicum and tomatoes cubes.


Next, we had the Vada Pav. Pav stands for bread in Indian which happens to sounds like Pau for Chinese too. So, it is not too difficult to remember this. This is a dish that looks like a mushroom or hamburger with a thick layer of patties but this patties is 100% vegetable based which has potatoes as the based and cooked with spices, chat massala and deep fried.


The bread is butter roasted on both sides, with the bottom section spread with red chilli chutney and the top with a green coloured coriander chutney. So, the next time you like to have a burger but not the fats, you ought to try this for a change.


Next, we had the Bhathura Set, which was the deep fried until the Bhathura becomes inflated. To eat it, you poke a hole and you will be able to see the steam escaping from the Bhathura. This Bhathura set comes with Chick Peas cooked with Masala Chat and secret spices.


The Chick Peas was soft and blended well with the sauce. To eat it, you spread a little yoghurt on to the Bhathura and add in a spoonful of chick peas and a small slice of onions. It is just a perfect combination to savour this dish. Best eaten with your hands.


Thirdly, we had the Pav Bhajhi. Bhajhi stands for mixed vegetables, which means this dish is called Mixed Vegetables Bread. The serving comes with the yoghurt and mixed vegetables of which are the potatoes, cauliflower, capsicum, green peas and tomatoes.


The last set we had was the Radish Paratha. The process to make this paratha is very tedious and time consuming. The raddish are first cut into thinly strip and squeezes dried and cooked with coriander seeds and leaves. It is then put in between the paratha dough before the dough is being pan fried. It is served with a potato spread and yoghurt as the accompaniment.


If you are ones of those health freaks, you might want to try the Ayurvedic Chapatti. The dough is a mixture of 6 super healthy grains which is Wheat, Oats, Maize, Ragi, Chana Dhall and Barley. Best eaten with Dhall.


As, it was a Friday and a vegetarian day for the Indian, The Ganga Café do offer a complimentary desserts i.e. Payasam for each diners. The Payasam was indeed a perfect close to our hearty meal as it was very light, not too sweet, as some which I have tried before at other restaurant.


On every Sunday, The Ganga Café @ Bangsar offers a Special Sunday Buffet which has around 18 dishes for the price of RM16 per pax. To catch the latest offering, I was told that you can visit their facebook page which will have an update on what will be served at their Sunday buffet by Thursday. This gives you the opportunity to try out all the special dishes all at one go. Heed this, it is usually jam packed with people, so you probably have to get up early on a Sunday to devour at the Buffet.


For lunch and dinner, you can have the Rice set, which you have a choice of either to choose Brown Rice, Tomato Rice or the Briyani Rice. It is offered in Big Thali, Thali or G-Light portion. For most the Thali (normal) portion should be sufficient.

So, the next time, you do yearn for some healthy, nutritious, wholesome, delicious Indian Vegetarian meal, head over to The Ganga Café @Bangsar.

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