Archives for: November 2008

Sushi Zanmai @ Sunway Pyramid

While I was back working in Penang, there seemed to be a surge in Japanese restaurants in KL and [tag]Selangor[/tag], among the many is Sushi Zanmai. Before this, I have already read lots of good comments about them being the preferred sushi joint. Last weekend, I finally paid [tag]Sushi[/tag] Zanmai @ Sunway Pyramid a long-awaited visit. Since it has been open for nearly two years, I bet many of you have tried the food before.

sushi

We only took sushi from the conveyor belt and a few other items for the entire meal, didn’t order any set meal or noodles they have. Perhaps next time. This is a nice one with salmon slices sandwiched between the with sweet and spicy mayonnaise.

sushi

While I was back working in Penang, there seemed to be a surge in Japanese restaurants in KL and [tag]Selangor[/tag], am...

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Tony Roma’s @ The Gardens, Midvalley

I first visited Tony Roma’s early this year and left disappointed with the set lunch they were promoting. After that, many left comments suggesting I go for the food they’re most famous for – ribs. Pork ribs are available in UK/Singapore but since the menu in Malaysia is halal, the next best thing we can have is beef ribs.

beef ribs

So, when I was given a complimentary meal by Tony Roma’s (TR) Manager Adam I knew it was the perfect chance to sample the famous ribs and other signature dishes. Bountiful Beef Ribs is a plateful of big, meaty beef ribs basted with TR’s sauces.

beef ribs

There are two types of serving size: Roma Rack @ RM49.90 or Full Rack @ RM68.90. Shown here is the Roma Rack which includes three pieces of beef rib, cole slaw and fries. It was really awesome – a little crispy on the outside, but the meat was still soft enough to come off the bones easily.

I first visited Tony Roma's early this year and left disappointed with the set lunch they were promoting. After that, ma...

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Jolly BBQ Steamboat Restaurant @ 8-Row, Krian Road

Nothing better than having steamboat in cool and rainy days, don’t you think? I know [tag]Penang[/tag] is having the same funky weather like what we are having here in Selangor recently – hot like hell in the noons and raining after evening and night time.
I feel that Penang‘s steamboat restaurants have a better atmosphere because most of the popular ones are renovated pre-war shophouses. Among the many BBQ steamboat restaurants in Penang Jolly BBQ Steamboat restaurant at 8-Row, Krian Road is another favorite of mine.

8-row-steamboat

Unlike Golden BBQ which places the food at the sides of the restaurant, Jolly places them in a room behind instead. The entrance is not too big so there could be some congestion when the customers grow.

Nothing better than having steamboat in cool and rainy days, don't you think? I know [tag]Penang[/tag] is having the sam...

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Ikan Bakar Garam @ Hu Xu Shen, Seri Kembangan

A rather unique dish “Salt Baked Fish” or Ikan Bakar Garam in Malay can be found in Seri Kembangan. There are a few restaurants that serve this dish and 胡须伸小食店 is one of it. I believe many of us have already heard and eaten grilled and baked fish cooked either Malay (pan fried with sambal) or Portuguese style (baked in aluminum foil). So, the idea eating fish baked with salt was a fresh experience for me.

ikan bakar garam

There’s only one type of fish being used, which is Tilapia (非洲鱼). I don’t really know the preparation process (except it was baked) but the fish came out really fresh and tender. The crispy looking skin was so salty, it was never meant to be eaten. So, the boss would always cut off the skin to reveal the white flesh.

A rather unique dish "Salt Baked Fish" or Ikan Bakar Garam in Malay can be found in Seri Kembangan. There are a few rest...

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