Category: Restaurant

Kantok Restaurant @ Burasari Resort, Phuket

Dining-Area

Kantok restaurant at Burasari Resort will awe you with its lush gardens, open kitchen concept and tranquil water features. Their prices are understandbly higher given the classy settings of the restaurant, and is about 3-4 times more expensive than the hole-in-the-wall places. If a clean and relaxed dining environment is what you are looking for in Patong, Kantok should be on top of your list.

Water-Feature

The extensive menu features mainly Thai dishes along with a few unique ones such as Red Duck Curry. Food wise, everything tasted pretty good with healthy portions and they are nicely presented. The only downside about Kantok is the slow kitchen service because the dishes took considerably long to arrive despite us being the only customers there.

Assorted-Appetizers

Khong Wang Ruam (chef selection of appetizers) @ THB254.89

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Fish Head Curry @ Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan (Jalan Pudu), KL

We came here because a friend was waxing lyrical about a fish head curry nearby to Sek Yuen. The restaurant’s name “Kari Kepala Ikan (Jalan Pudu)” is simple, but the tagline says it all – Fish Head Curry is indeed a favourite food of Malaysians.

Fish-Head-Curry

The curry here is prepared the Chinese-style, which means the gravy is thicker with coconut milk, aromatic and the taste inclines to savoury sweet with a spiciness instead of hot and sour. And as per the standard across most of the FHC restaurants, the firm and fleshy grouper head is used.
At RM30 per serving like this, I think the price is quite high and it’s the main gripe I have. In places like Kepong and Puchong, you could easily get a significantly larger portion for RM25 or less. As for the taste, I thought it somewhat met expectations and the fish head given was fresh. But overall it was hardly anything impressive considering the intense competition of FHC in KL.

We came here because a friend was waxing lyrical about a fish head curry nearby to Sek Yuen. The restaurant's name "Kari...

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Fatty Crabs @ Taman Seputeh, KL

After an extensive research online, I think the only place where you could get genuinely large mud crabs (think > 1kg each similar to B Lui seafood‘s) in KL would be at Klang. However, Klang is just too far for me and I do believe there are still alternatives around.
So if you know any other seafood restaurants that actually have large crabs, please let me know because my research’s results end up with the already well known places such as Wong Poh. Plus, from my personal experience the crabs they serve are just medium sized at best.

Sea-Salt-Baked-Crab

Despite what you may suspect, Fatty Crabs of Taman Seputeh is actually not related to the famous Fatty Crab at Taman Megah. I guess both of them just so happen to share a similar name and specialize in crab dishes as well.
Anyway, looking at the menu they used to have 18 styles of crab but it has been reduced to 10 or so. Besides crabs they also feature a number of other seafood such as clams, fish, squid and prawns. Poultry is also available but you should probably know that Fatty Crabs is a pork free restaurant.

Chilli-Crab

Chilli, pepper, sweet and sour and ‘Kam Heong’ crabs are their signature dishes and understandably most popular among the customers too. We wouldn’t want to go against the flow and ordered two styles (chilli and sea salt baked with ‘dong quai’) @ RM58 each. The crabs they use here are imported from Indonesia weighing around 500-650gm.

After an extensive research online, I think the only place where you could get genuinely large mud crabs (think > 1kg ea...

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Nyonya Valley Restaurant @ CyberView Garden, Cyberjaya

Nyonya Valley is one of the better restaurants to eat at Cyberjaya and it has become one of our ‘to-go’ places. Their halal menu is extensive enough to cover either small or large dining groups, which is why Nyonya Valley is also an ideal restaurant for companies to have team lunch. The price is also fair for Cyberjaya standards – think chain Kopitiam’s prices but with slightly larger portion and better ingredients.

Nyonya-Curry-Laksa

Nyonya Curry Laksa @ RM10.90 + Durian Cendol @ RM6.90 are my usual order here. But do note that the Nyonya Curry Laksa here should not be compared the Melaka type since it is actually more like a more lemak-ish curry mee. The toppings (chicken strips, prawns, cockles, tofu pok) are always enjoyable especially the fresh and firm textured prawns.

Nyonya Valley is one of the better restaurants to eat at Cyberjaya and it has become one of our 'to-go' places. Their ha...

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