Archive for July, 2009
Thanks to KampungBoyCityGal, I got to tag along for an invited dinner at Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant. It is a HALAL classy seafood restaurant that have catered for numerous company events, family functions and banquets. Residents staying within the vicinity of Bangsar should know this place well, it’s located in One Bangsar just opposite TMC.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Ivy for the first time. After a brief introduction to Bangsar Seafood Garden, food was served immediately. A menu was designed specially for the eight of us, which consisted of none other than, plenty of seafood. For your information the dishes’ portions were prepared according to the number of attending guests.
Loh Han Vegetables (Luo Han Zhai) @ RM40, a vegetarian dish cooked with mainly mushroom and dried beancurd in soy sauce then served in a circle of broccoli.
I have mentioned before that I would love to try Cod Fish in a different way other than always having it steamed. I got to try it that day and I loved it, perhaps even more than the steamed version. Click here to continue reading >
Mention Nasi Lemak and Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa @ Kampung Baru is surely one of the places to come into mind. It’s quite possibly one of the most recognized nasi lemak establishment in KL too. Their business so successful they have ventured into franchising now, with branches available at Bangsar, TTDI and Kota Damansara as well.
Despite the many bad comments especially about the quality of food served and service at Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa, I still wanted to give it a try for its legendary status. After trying, I have satisfied my curiosity and concluded that their nasi lemak is not quite as legendary anymore. Don’t get me wrong though, I am not saying it’s bad. Perhaps it was much better back in the days. Click here to continue reading >
*** NOTICE: Issues like drop in food quality, cold dim sum and arrogant service reported by many. This review might not be accurate anymore ***
Axian, with a couple of partners have opened a dim sum restaurant in Bandar Puteri Puchong. If you don’t know who the guy is, he is the popular host Jason Yeoh, the host of Taste With Jason 阿贤人情味, a show promoting Malaysian food. You probably seen him before on Astro AEC, or on advertisements of products (mostly health) he is a spokesperson of.
Since I stay so near to Bandar Puteri Puchong and it has been a while since I last had my meal there, I decided to give his dim sum a try last weekend. FYI this was my second visit.
Actually I knew about Axian Dim Sum restaurant from my friend, who read about it on Axian’s very own food blog. I have tried many of the fried stuff on my first visit so I only had steamed items mostly this time around. If you are wondering, the egg tarts and fried siau pao were good stuff.
The steamed dim sum at Axian’s Dim Sum is generally good but comes with a more expensive price @ RM4.50 each. It is the most expensive dim sum restaurant around in Puchong for its category, about RM1 to Rm1.50 more expensive than the counterparts. Click here to continue reading >
This is Fengjia aka Feng Chia night market at Taichung, a night market made popular by the many food/drink stands and Feng Chia University.
If you look carefully at the center of the photo you will find the university’s monument. Students here are a lucky bunch to have a big night market at their university’s doorstep easily reachable on foot. Because the night market is frequented by so many people from students to visitors and tourists, competition is fierce. Already famous and established food stalls are facing a problem. Not only their recipes are being copied, their authenticity is being challenged as well.
An example would be these two stalls selling 大腸包小腸 – ‘big sausage wrap small sausage’. They are located directly opposite each other along the main entrance to the night market. The stall on the left is called 官芝霖 (Guan Zhi Lin) and the right one is 百膳工房 (Bai Shan Gong Fang).
Guan Zhi Lin (the good guy) claims itself to be the originator of the famous sausage snack and they used to setup their stall across the road, for what reasons I don’t know. After moving to the current location, a peer took over the old spot and started to claim themselves as the founders/originators instead. You should know by now the peer is none other than Bai Shan (the bad guy, supposingly). Click here to continue reading >