Category: Selangor

Volcano Shabu Shabu @ Shaftsbury Square, Cyberjaya

Currently, Volcano Shabu Shabu is the only steamboat option in Cyberjaya and a halal one too. So there is no wonder they’re one of the busier restaurants in Shaftsbury Square.

Shabu-Shabu-Pot

There are three types of soup: chicken, tomyam and vegetarian. The soup’s flavor only starts to appeal towards the end of the meal when you boil the noodles with it. Each person get his/her own pot since it’s shabu shabu and there are plenty of sauces to choose from the self-service sauce bar. But despite the choices available none seemed to hit the spot for me.

Shabu-Shabu-Set

Shabu-Shabu-Mix-Set

Honestly speaking the food here is not cheap and the quality is nothing to shout about. The vegetables and processed food stuff taste exactly as predicted but the seafood could be a little fresher. The meats especially the beef has an unsettling odd color with an annoying piece of fat attached. Maybe I live in a steamboat town so my opinion is harsher but I truly expected better for an individual set that starts from RM18.90.

Currently, Volcano Shabu Shabu is the only steamboat option in Cyberjaya and a halal one too. So there is no wonder they...

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TasteMIGF 2013 @ Sunway Convention Centre

TasteMIGF

Today is your last day to catch the annual TasteMIGF event at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. It will be held from 11am-11pm so you still have plenty of time to make your way there.

Chef-Wan-Cooking

Besides delicious tasting portions that await you, see Chef Wan‘s cooking demonstration and try the dishes he whips up right in front of you. And of course, the ever charismatic Chef Wan always manages to put up an entertaining show of his vast experience and talent in the kitchen. The Nasi Ulam and Green Curry Beef he cooked on Saturday were awesome and lipsmacking good.

Spanish-Live-Band

After you are done tasting all the fine cuisines from all over the world, head on to the Epicure Lifestyle Workshops for free cooking classes and get valuable tips from professional chefs.

Today is your last day to catch the annual TasteMIGF event at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. It will be held from 11a...

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MIGF Festival Gala Launch 2013 @ Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Although the MIGF Festival Gala Launch is an exclusive media preview, you could expect a similar scene at TasteMIGF when it is open for public on 7th (today) & 8th Sep 2013 from 11am-11pm at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. Come join the fun, it will be a party with tantalizing food and great music at the specially created Theatre of Cuisines.

Chef-Hat-Entrance

MIGF-Festival-Gala

Here are my some of my favorite booths among the 28 restaurants that took part in the event. In no particular order:

1) TEN (a must try, especially the Yuzu Sorbet)
2) Sagano (all-round flavorful dishes)
3) Nathalie Cuisine Gourmet (turn up early or miss out her fantastic macaroons)
4) nook (highly recommended, just love their unique Nasi Lemak with Wagyu Cheek Rendang. Laksa Sarawak with Lobster is good too)

Other events held in conjunction with TasteMIGF are the Epicure International Gourmet Village where you could sample and shop from 80 stations serving a wide range of produce, as well as Epicure Lifestyle Workshops where you could participate in exclusive cooking classes, wine appreciation and other lifestyle objects.

MIGF-Taste-Portions

If you’re wondering, here are some samples of the taste portions’ size from different restaurants. Most of the taste portions cost only 1 token but for some dishes that are made with more expensive ingredients they cost 2 to 3 tokens. Upper left: nook’s popular and delicious nasi lemak. Lower left: Ten’s Wagyu Maki.

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Gantetsu Hokkaido Ramen @ Isetan Eat Paradise, One Utama

If I have learned anything from eating Ramen, it’s that there is no general ‘best Ramen’ out there. Just for the soup alone you already have choices of Shio, Tonkotsu, Shoyu and Miso. Then there’s the spicy and curry variants and many other emerging flavours with tens of combination between seasoning and toppings. So, you just have to keep tasting until you find one that suits your tastes the most – and that shall be your ‘best’.

Chashu-Ramen

That being said, personally I find Gantetsu‘s Ramen to be very good and based on the satisfying meal we had, there was nothing for us to complain about. Compared to its noisy competitor next door where customers could be seen making a beeline for a seat, Gantetsu had to actively promote themselves to any passersby. In other words, there’s no queue here!
The King Charshu Tonkutsu @ RM27.90 that comes with delicious cuts of pork charshu and marinated egg, has a well balanced and creamy soup that is pleasantly sweet and not too salty. The noodles might not be as thin and springy as Marutama‘s but it is still tasty by any standards.

If I have learned anything from eating Ramen, it's that there is no general 'best Ramen' out there. Just for the soup al...

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