Archive for April, 2006
“Kee Tak Zek” @ KTZ restaurant, pronounced as “Kei Tuck Sek” in cantonese – means “Remember To Eat” is a chain of restaurants that reside in KL area. They are famous for their variety of “Thong Shui”/desserts and Dim Sum. I’ve visited 3 different KTZ outlets in Kepong, SS2 and Jalan Imbi.
This is taken at KTZ SS2
Peanut Butter… oooo. I wanted to try something special so I ordered their Sesame Thong Yun. It was nice stuff, very recommended let me warn you first, they cost RM1 per biji. Lastly we ordered the “Bake Crab”, which is some Siu Mai stuffed in a poor crab shell A bit pricey for the proportion, not worth ordering again. Anyway it looks nice.
“Thong Yun” – Glutinuous Rice Balls
I was brought to this mamak-like “[tag]Murni[/tag]” restaurant by Ji Xian about a year ago and it left me with very deep impression. It served many different roti canais I haven’t heard before that time, “Roti Beckham”, “Roti Ayam”, “Roti Hawaii” etc.. Basically the rotis are all stuffed with different fillings, and topped with really generous amount of mayonaise.
“Roti Hawaii”.. really huge
The mayo guilt..
“Roti Scramble” – lots of egg and mayo inside out. Their drinks are quite special too, contained in a peanut butter like glass bottle. Remember those bottles that we normally use to keep finghting fishes when we were small? Almost the same. The blended fruit juices are worth a try if you haven’t, with laicis and nata de coco inside.
Ice Blended Fruit Juice(Mango)
This place is always packed, hailed by many as one of the favorite hangout place in KL (others being Ming Tien/Asia Cafe) It is so crowded that 3 neighboring shops were also used to accomodate the customers. Also famous are their nasi lemak, claypot “lau shu fen” and western food.
Full house on a Friday night. If you happen to be around [tag]SS2[/tag], this is definitely a place you must visit. It’s located just behind the KFC. You cannot miss it.
“Shall We Meet” restaurant.. the first time I see the name, it reminds me of the “Shall We Talk” song by Eason Chan. Anyway, this cafe-like restaurant is located SS2, directly opposite Wong Kok Char Chan Teng.
“Shall We Meet” – shouldn’t it be “Yao Jian Mian Ma?”
The decor of the restaurant is plain and simple. Almost everything is in black and white: tables, chairs, walls, and the waiters’ uniform. “Shall We Meet” serves a really wide range of customers, when we were there we saw families, office ladies, students and couples dining.
Banana Chocolate Milkshake
One thing I found interesting in their menu is the “Dan Dan Mian” translated to Cart Noodles. There are 3 different combos that you can order: A,B or C .. seriously they need to think of more creative names lol.
Cart Noodles A, B or C leh?
The differences among the combos are the number of toppings you can add to your noodles. You can choose from luncheon meat, sausage, egg, braised pork, curry chicken and many more. Besides the toppings, you can also choose the type of noodles you wish to have, eg. Wantan mee, Yellow mee, Huang Ti noodle etc. Lastly, you will need to decide the gravy, which I chose curry chicken. Customization is the selling point here This was how my customized Cart Noodle looked like.. The soup that accompanied tasted very unique, another selling point.
Ham + Sausage + Huang Ti Noodle + Curry Chicken gravy
This was what Siang Leng had, luncheon meat + egg set. Nothing special to write home about.
This should be taken for breakfast
I have been receiving recommendations from friends and ex-colleague about this restaurant “Waterlily Cafe” located along the Puchong IOI Business Park. Words have it that it is an excellent place for close friends to hang out and for couples to enjoy a romantic evening. So last Friday Siang Leng and I decided to check out the food there. Funny thing though, although I’ve been travelling along Puchong quite often, I didn’t know that the restaurant was there all the while until SL pointed it out to me.
Upon entering the restaurant, sights of chefs grilling steaks can be seen. The atmosphere is gentle and warm, dim orange lights create a relaxing and romantic feeling throughout the establishment. The walls are fully hung with various newspaper articles recommending this restaurant.
They keep a lot of wines from Romania
Food choices are mainly divided into light snacks, mixed grills, nasi lemak and pasta. Steaks are prepared in Balinese style, similar to those in Bumbu Bali, another Bali oriented restaurant that serves excellent Western food.
We wanted to have something light to kick off our meal so we ordered the “Waterlily Chicken Rendang Sandwich”. It tasted great and unique, the grilled chunks of potatoes accompanying the dish is spicy and a bit salty. Our main course for the night were Bali Grilled Chicken + Lamb and BBQ Chicken Pasta. SL wanted to have the nasi lemak but only nasi putih was available, what a pity.
Chicken Rendang Sandwich
Things were fine at first, we were enjoying the sandwiches very much but the 40 minutes wait for our main course to arrive definitely ruined our mood for the night. Apparently the waiter forgot to hand our orders to the chefs. Ironically, they managed to get our sandwich delivered. Anyway, here are some photos of the main course.
The mix grill was huge in proportion, and I mean REALLY huge. The brown sauce tasted great and thick, but lacked in amount(just a small cup? come on) The pasta however was kind of a let down, the chicken tasted bland and SL had to dip the meat into my brown sauce to make them tastier.
Overall “Waterlily Cafe” is worth going if you haven’t been there before, the food served definitely is worth what you paid for. However I really hope the service provided was better because now I feel inclined to visit again due to the delay in our orders, 40 minutes is really too long.
1. The “Waterlily Blended *insert fruit here*” taste like normal fruit juice, nothing out of the ordinary. I suggest you have their “ABC Blended”, a featured specialty.
2. If you see later customers eating earlier than you or you have waited for more than 15 minutes for your meal, clarify with the waiters.
3. Not sure if photographing is allowed as the waiters prohibited us to take the photos outdoor(that’s why no photos of chefs cooking) but we were allowed to take indoor?
4. Get there earlier to catch their Nasi Lemak. Heard it tastes great.