Category: Western Food

C.E.O Burger @ Bandar Menjalara, Kepong (Non Halal)

The time is long overdue for the Kepong folks to have their own burger specialty joint. With the opening of C.E.O Burger at Plaza Menjalara, we finally have one. The name’s a bit cliche but that does not matter because the burgers are really quite awesome. Thanks to C.E.O Burger the F&B scene at Bandar Menjalara is a lot more lively now – at least it’s something else other than steamboat!

Pork-Burger
Single-Patty-Burger

Choices are aplenty and distinct but the patties are limited to either beef or pork. The price starts from RM14.90 for a set including fries and a dollop of their “Magic Sauce” while drinks are purchased separately. The most expensive burger goes to the the Double Satisfaction @ RM23.90 for having double patties, bacon and cheese. The cheese could be customized and you have a selection of Swiss cheese, orange cheddar and mild cheddar which is the default. Pictured above is the beef Absolute A @ RM14.90 and pork Home Alone @ RM18.50.

The time is long overdue for the Kepong folks to have their own burger specialty joint. With the opening of C.E.O Burger...

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The Steakhouse @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

What should you do if you want to promote your restaurant? Simple. Just send out mass emails to bloggers asking them for ‘food reviews’, that’s how. It doesn’t even matter if your restaurant specializes in steak and yet the invited blogger prefers the meat to be ‘well done’. Best of all, it usually works too.
I was one of the invited bloggers to ‘review’ The Steakhouse but I turned down the request because of my no-invitation policy. If you are wondering why the need for me to clarify this, simply because I want to emphasize the neutrality of this post, unlike of the tens and twenties of sugar-coated write ups you will find on the Internet.

Steak

OK, now that is out of the way – The Steakhouse does serve delicious steaks (choose between Aged Black Angus and Australian Grain Fed, price ranging RM68-RM108) and they know what they are doing. The steaks are well-cooked and properly rested before being delivered to you so it’s tender and juicy. One thing to note about the steaks here is that they have minimal to no seasoning or spice and the sauce is served separately. Great if you like ‘honest’ meat in its natural flavor, but could be slightly annoying for those with stronger taste preference.

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Angus House Japanese Charcoal Steak @ Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang KL

Compared to Publika’s branch of Angus House Japanese Charcoal Steak, Starhill’s seems awfully quiet. Maybe because Starhill gives the impression of being expensive and exclusive. But if you are willing to pay a little extra, the food here is worth going for – honest and consistently good, better than some pretentious restaurant that self-claim to be the best.

Rib-Eye-Steak

300g Rib Eye Steak @ RM130 – Meat doneness is not an issue here as the chefs know what they are doing. In our visits thus far, our steaks have always come out a perfect tender medium rare without fail.
Our experience here actually mirrors the one we had at Publika last year. So you could say it was overall a pleasant meal and I actually liked the radish and mirin sauce this round. Somehow it did not taste out of place as the flavor complemented the meats quite nicely.

Compared to Publika's branch of Angus House Japanese Charcoal Steak, Starhill's seems awfully quiet. Maybe because Starh...

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fatCUPID @ La Pari-Pari Boutique Hotel, Langkawi

If you’re in the mood for continental meals and the idea of poolside dining appeals to you, then fatCUPID should be one of the places in Langkawi to consider. Located just a stone throw’s away from Sun Cafe, fatCUPID is the resident restaurant of La Pari-Pari, a boutique hotel with a cheerful and relaxing atmosphere.

Kitchen-Counter

Pool-Side

But first you should know that the food (even a simple breakfast) here is not cheap. Honestly, if your budget is less than RM20/pax you should probably forget about this place and consider eating elsewhere.

Vegetarian-Works

Vegetarian Works (two eggs of your choice + sauteed greens + hash browns + baked beans + toast) @ RM25 with a Long Black @ RM8.50. Very pricey even for city standards. I am not sure how the locals could afford this kind of pricing but I am thinking their target customers are mostly KL and foreign expatriates who don’t mind paying a lil extra for the setting.

If you're in the mood for continental meals and the idea of poolside dining appeals to you, then fatCUPID should be one...

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