Malaysia Food & Travel Blog http://www.vkeong.com vkeong blogs about food in Klang Valley, Penang, Melaka and beyond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:05:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.vkeong.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-dining-room-cutlery-set-of-three-pieces-in-silhouettes-356x364.png Malaysia Food & Travel Blog http://www.vkeong.com 32 32 Momotalo Yakiniku Japanese BBQ @ Desa Sri Hartamas http://www.vkeong.com/eat/momotalo-yakiniku-desa-sri-hartamas/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:03:56 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7176 There are two yakiniku restaurants in Desa Sri Hartamas: KNK (Kannichikan Yakiniku) and Momotalo Yakiniku. Personally, I find both of them equally good but KNK seems to attract more Japanese customers while Momotalo enjoys more patronage from the locals – mainly because it’s pork free. And since Momotalo is pork free, their menu has lesser […]

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There are two yakiniku restaurants in Desa Sri Hartamas: KNK (Kannichikan Yakiniku) and Momotalo Yakiniku. Personally, I find both of them equally good but KNK seems to attract more Japanese customers while Momotalo enjoys more patronage from the locals – mainly because it’s pork free.

Momotalo Japanese BBQ Yakiniku

And since Momotalo is pork free, their menu has lesser choices compared to KNK. But that does not take away the fact that their ingredients are fresh and the quality is top notch for the price you pay. Meat options start from RM20 and could go up to RM165 for Kobe beef.

Momotalo Yakiniku Mixed Seafood Combination

Seafood is expectedly pricier so get the seafood combination @ RM39 if you want a bit of everything. It includes shishamo (pregnant fish), sea prawn and squid.

Momotalo Yakiniku Supreme Ox Tongue

Ox Tongue has always been our favorite things to eat in yakiniku so it’s a must have. Momotalo offers two types of ox tongue, one normal and the other supreme @ RM28 as shown above.
If you haven’t tried ox tongue before, you should really give it a shot one day. The flavor is rich with a unique texture, it’s quite unlike any other meat.

Momotalo Yakiniku Harami Boneless

Boneless Harami Ox Short Rib @ RM28 – tender and only need to be grilled for 15 seconds on each side for a medium finish.

Momotalo Yakiniku Sliced Lamb

Sirloin @ RM28 – recommended those who prefer fattier and more marbled cut. As you can see, every meat and seafood are seasoned differently. The ox tongue is simply sprinkled with salt and pepper while the meats are served in a Japanese soy sauce.

For dipping, you are given a special dipping sauce which is a mixture of spicy miso paste, garlic and homemade soy sauce.

Momotalo Yakiniku Yakiniku Restaurant

While we are generally pleased with the food at Momotalo and won’t hesitate to eat here again, we would only return for their affordable set lunch in future.
FYI, they do not serve any set menu during dinner so the bill could get hefty if you want a full meal. Not to mention a small bowl of white rice actually costs RM6 here. I think that’s a bit ridiculous.

Momotalo Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant Hartamas

Momotalo Yakiniku

20, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL
Tel: 03-2300 2080
Business hours: Mon (6pm – 10pm), Tue – Sun (12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm)

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Foo Hing Dim Sum House @ Bandar Puteri Puchong http://www.vkeong.com/eat/foo-hing-dim-sum-house-puchong/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:50:39 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7173 Foo Hing Dim Sum House in Bandar Puteri Puchong is mainly known for their Macau style Portuguese egg tarts. But they are certainly more than a one-trick pony, as their dim sum are also pretty good and affordable. Like most dim sum restaurants in town, Foo Hing is also also especially packed during weekends. Despite […]

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Foo Hing Dim Sum Macau Portuguese Egg Tart

Foo Hing Dim Sum House in Bandar Puteri Puchong is mainly known for their Macau style Portuguese egg tarts. But they are certainly more than a one-trick pony, as their dim sum are also pretty good and affordable.
Like most dim sum restaurants in town, Foo Hing is also also especially packed during weekends. Despite that, service was quick, efficient and more importantly polite.

Foo Hing Dim Sum Portugese Egg Tart

At first glance, Foo Hing’s Portuguese egg tarts (RM2.30/pc) seem like the real deal. The tart shell is very crisp with nice layers and the glossy creme brulee sheen on the surface of the egg custard.
Compared to the original one I had in Macau, I have to say it’s close but not exactly right. Nevertheless, it’s delicious and will triumph those you find in the normal bakeries any day.

Foo Hing Dim Sum Har Gao

Dim sum wise I feel the flavors are a bit muted so do opt for those with heavier seasonings if you have a strong palate. But of course to be fair, you can’t expect The Ming Room‘s quality here because of the price difference. Har Gaw @ RM6.

Foo Hing Dim Sum Siew Mai

Siew Mai @ RM5.50.

Foo Hing Dim Sum Portugese Steamed Squid

Portuguese Style Steamed Squid @ RM6.

Foo Hing Dim Sum Pork Ball with Crab

Pork Balls with Crab @ RM5.50.

Foo Hing Dim Sum Bandar Puteri Puchong

Overall, Foo Hing is a decent place for a no-frills suburban dim sum meal. If we were given a choice to choose again, we would have our dim sum at Jin Xuan then walk over here to take away the Portuguese egg tarts.

Foo Hing Dim Sum House

31G, 33G, 35G, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri Puchong
Tel: 03-8060 0546
Business hours: 7am – 3pm

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Johnny’s Penang Prawn Mee @ Restoran Wang Keng, Shah Alam http://www.vkeong.com/eat/johnny-penang-prawn-mee-shah-alam/ Sun, 18 Jun 2017 20:13:01 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7155 If you are a prawn mee lover who don’t know about Johnny’s prawn mee in Shah Alam, then you are missing out on something truly special. His prawn mee has the richest and thickest soup you will possibly ever get, unless you cook it yourself. It’s simply a food experience that needs to be tried […]

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Johnny Penang Prawn Noodle Wang Keng

If you are a prawn mee lover who don’t know about Johnny’s prawn mee in Shah Alam, then you are missing out on something truly special. His prawn mee has the richest and thickest soup you will possibly ever get, unless you cook it yourself. It’s simply a food experience that needs to be tried at least once.

Wang Keng Restaurant Prawn Mee

First and foremost, do know that Johnny’s prawn mee is slightly more expensive than average. A standard bowl starts at RM8 but you are compensated with more toppings of 6-10 pieces of medium shelled prawns.
You can also opt for additional toppings such as pork ribs, pork intestines, chicken feet, prawns, fried shallots, pork belly, squid and egg. The cost for the extras are clearly displayed so order within your means. But Johnny still makes the effort to let you know the total beforehand to avoid any possible disputes.

Johnny Prawn Mee with Extra Prawns

For example, when I requested for extra pork ribs and prawns, he told me the price would be 8 + 5 + 4 = RM17. Since I don’t eat here often, I don’t mind paying for it especially when I have come this far from Kepong.
That said, my advice is not to go overboard and add too many different toppings because they will distract the core flavor. I actually tried adding almost everything which only caused the noodle to taste totally foreign.

Johnny Prawn Noodle Stall Wang Keng

Loh Mee is also available here and you can request for ‘cham loh’ (only Penangites understand this) if you want. To avoid any disappointment, it is recommended that you reach here before 1.30pm because his prawn mee tends to sell out earlier than everything else in the coffee shop.

Restoran Wang Keng Subang Bestari

Johnny Penang Prawn Mee @ Restoran Wang Keng

Jalan Bulan U5/BL, Bandar Pinggiran Subang, Shah Alam
Business hours: 7.30am – 2pm
Tel: 012-2203 647

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Shang Pim – Best Bak Kut Teh in Kepong http://www.vkeong.com/eat/shang-pim-bak-kut-teh-taman-kepong/ Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:54:49 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7146 Shang Pim is our favorite Bak Kut Teh restaurant in Kepong currently, and we think it’s the best in the town too. So we were shocked to see their shop with the shutters down and plastered with ‘for rent’ signs. Luckily they did not close down but merely relocated across the street to Jalan Development […]

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Shang Pim Best Bak Kut Teh Kepong

Shang Pim is our favorite Bak Kut Teh restaurant in Kepong currently, and we think it’s the best in the town too. So we were shocked to see their shop with the shutters down and plastered with ‘for rent’ signs. Luckily they did not close down but merely relocated across the street to Jalan Development in Taman Kepong.

Shang Pim Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh Pork Ribs
Shang Pim Dry Bak Kut Teh

After relocating, their business has improved tremendously and they are operating at full house capacity. That’s something we did not see at their previous location. Seems to me they finally get the following they deserve.
One thing about restaurants is that when they shift from one place to another, the taste of the food change, usually for the worse. But that certainly did not happen to Shang Pim, as their Bak Kut Teh, both soupy and dry versions still tasted the same – great.

Shang Kim Kepong Bak Kut Teh

Shang Pim Bak Kut Teh

No. 13, Jalan Development, Taman Kepong
Business hours: 5.30pm – 12am (closed on Wednesdays)
Tel: 017-7503 839

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Forêt Blanc Pâtisserie – Banana Leaf Waffle in KL http://www.vkeong.com/eat/foret-blanc-patisserie/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:22:55 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7138 Creativity is taken to a new level at Forêt Blanc Pâtisserie, where the ordinary waffle is given a twist and served on banana leaf with chutneys. The Banana Leaf Waffle V2.0 @ RM24.90 contains a vade waffle, tomato chutney, mint chutney, yogurt ta-yir sauce, mango curry chantilly with mango cubes and chopped chili and their […]

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Creativity is taken to a new level at Forêt Blanc Pâtisserie, where the ordinary waffle is given a twist and served on banana leaf with chutneys.

Foret Blanc Banana Waffle V2.0

The Banana Leaf Waffle V2.0 @ RM24.90 contains a vade waffle, tomato chutney, mint chutney, yogurt ta-yir sauce, mango curry chantilly with mango cubes and chopped chili and their homemade coconut ice cream with rice cracker. That’s a long list of ingredients so it would take them at least 10 minutes to plate this dessert.

Banana Leaf Waffle V2
Foret Blanc Patisserie Banana Leaf Waffle

Since this is Banana Leaf Waffle V2.0, surely you realize that V1.0 existed. Besides the presentation, the other main difference lies in the ingredient used to make the waffle. Previously, chai spices are used but they have been substituted with vade (traditional Indian savoury snack) instead.
The texture of the waffle is dense yet delightfully chewy in the middle and goes well with any of the accompaniments. But our favorites had to be the tomato chutney and coconut ice cream. The portion is huge and it’s meant to be shared. So try this with at least a friend or two.

Foret Blanc Yuzu Garden Dessert
Foret Blanc Yuzu Garden

The stunning Yuzu Garden @ RM23.50 incorporates the unique flavor of yuzu in the form of ice cream and creme brulee. They sit on a base of green tea sable and green tea microwave sponge accompanied by yogurt honey sauce and rum coulis. This dessert is all about celebrating textures, tangy and citrus flavors in every bite.

If you want to bring a smile to somone’s face, the Happy Polar @ RM24.50 will be perfect. This adorable looking dessert resembles a polar bear just chilling with snow balls feeling like there’s not a single worry in the world.

Foret Blanc Happy Polar

Pretty much everything that makes up the dessert (yogurt lime ice cream, lime curd, pineapple lime macaron, lime mashmallow & jelly) is homemade and flavored with a touch of lime. It’s so cute we actually felt bad eating it.

Foret Blanc COCO Mango Passionfruit with Coconut Cake
Foret Blanc Brown Butter Cempedak Ice Cream

For those who intend to drop by just for a simple after meal dessert, the options include homemade cakes from the display chiller and single scoop ice creams. Shown above are the Coco cake (Mango Passionfruit with Coconut) @ RM12.90 and Brown Butter and Cempedak flavored ice creams @ RM9.50. The cempedak one was really good, aromatic with a nice fleshy texture of the fruit.

Foret Blanc Patisserie Cafe

Forêt Blanc Pâtisserie also takes orders for customized cakes for events and special occassions. Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/foretblanc for more info.

Foret Blanc Patisserie

Forêt Blanc Pâtisserie

49G Jalan PJS1/50 Petaling Utama Avenue, 46510 KL
Tel: 03-7773 1379 / 012-6891 470
Business hours: Tue – Thurs (1pm – 9pm), Fri – Sun (1pm – 10pm), closed on Mondays

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Richard’s Top Taste Cafe @ Seberang Perai http://www.vkeong.com/eat/richards-top-taste-cafe-seberang-perai/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:59:49 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7018 Richard’s Top Taste Cafe has gone from humble beginnings to become an enduring presence in Seberang Perai. It is one of the longest standing Western food restaurants in Penang and has been my family’s favorite place to go for good yet affordable chops. Also, this place is halal-certified so everyone can enjoy a meal here. […]

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Richard’s Top Taste Cafe has gone from humble beginnings to become an enduring presence in Seberang Perai. It is one of the longest standing Western food restaurants in Penang and has been my family’s favorite place to go for good yet affordable chops. Also, this place is halal-certified so everyone can enjoy a meal here.

Richard's Top Taste Cafe Western Food

Richard is a self-taught chef who learnt to cook from books and video tapes. His first venture into food business was back in 1987 where he started a Western food stall by Pantai Bersih beach.
His popularity grew and the stall eventually evolved into a full fledged restaurant business. Today, you can still see him cooking in the kitchen assisted by his son Billy.

Richard's Top Taste Cafe Sizzling Chicken

If there’s only one thing you can try, pick their signature Sizzling Chicken @ RM22.90. Served on a cast iron cow-shaped pan, this old school dish will certainly bring back fond memories. It features a whole chicken thigh topped with prawn, fish fillet and mussel with mashed potato and a nice brown sauce as the gravy.

Richard's Top Taste Cafe Chicken Cordon Bleu with Fries
Richard's Top Taste Cafe Chicken Cordon Bleu

The Chicken Cordon Bleu @ RM24.90 is another recommended dish here. While it’s easily available in most places that serve Western food, not many are able to get it right like Richard’s.
From the cross section, you can see that the breaded chicken breast is stuffed with chicken ham, filament stick and cheese. It’s crunchy on the outside, moist and savory inside. For extra flavor, Lady’s Choice’s creamy mayonnaise is provided at the side.

Richard's Top Taste Cafe Prawn Cocktail

To balance up the meaty meal, we also had the Prawn Cocktail @ RM14.90 which came with plenty of mixed green and fruits. The prawns were fresh and succulent and tasted wonderful with Lady’s Choice Thousand Island dressing.

Richard's Top Taste Cafe Banana Split

Dessert wise the choice is pretty much a no-brainer, at least for me. I have a soft spot for Banana Split and I always order it especially at Richard’s, because they never fail to disappoint. Despite being a simple dessert, it’s well made and presented.

Richard's Top Taste Cafe

Lastly, for those who spend above a certain amount, you will receive vouchers that let you redeem a cup of white coffee or ice-lime tea with every purchase of a meal. Believe it or not, my sister has a stack of it – that’s how often we come to eat at Richard’s.

Richard’s Top Taste Cafe

3 & 5 Taman Inderawasih, 13600 Perai, Penang
Tel: 04-3994 342
Business hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

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Steamboat Restaurants to Eat in KL & Klang Valley http://www.vkeong.com/eat/steamboat/best-steamboat-restaurants-kl-klang-valley/ Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:15:58 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7089 Safe to say steamboat, or hot pot is more popular in Klang Valley than any other places in Malaysia. There’s simply something special about this cook-it-yourself experience that keeps us coming back for more. Maybe it’s because you don’t actually need to have an expensive 8-course Chinese dinner to get together for a meal with […]

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Safe to say steamboat, or hot pot is more popular in Klang Valley than any other places in Malaysia. There’s simply something special about this cook-it-yourself experience that keeps us coming back for more.
Maybe it’s because you don’t actually need to have an expensive 8-course Chinese dinner to get together for a meal with family and friends. Or maybe you just enjoy swishing thinly sliced meats and dip them into your favorite sauces.

Best Steamboat Restaurants in KL and Klang Valley

Then there are plenty of soup choices that make every steamboat meal different. If the weather is chilly, go for tom yum or ‘ma lat’ soup. If you need something nourishing or to boost your energy, opt for the herbal ones. Even after you have tried it all, milky pork bone soup will always be a great choice to fall back on.
Here is a compilation of my tried and tested ones for you to explore. The list includes a la carte, buffet, Japanese shabu shabu, Hong Kong style and Taiwanese restaurants – basically any place that lets you cook something in a pot of boiling soup.

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Harbour Steamboat (海港火锅)

Harbour Steamboat Sri Petaling
Harbour Steamboat Macau Pork Soup
Harbour Steamboat Special Pork and Beef Slices
Harbour Steamboat Restaurant Sri Petaling

Harbour Steamboat (Sri Petaling)

No.19, Jalan 13/149L, Taman Seri Petaling, 57000 KL
Tel: 03-9054 5597 (booking 4pm – 11pm)
Business hours: 4pm – 11.30pm

Harbour Steamboat (Puchong)

G, 49, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong
Tel: 03-8063 5776
Business hours: 11am – 2pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/harbour-steamboat-sri-petaling/

Hong Kong HotPot (香港热锅)

Sakura Pork Bone Soup & Fresh Tomato Soup
Imported HK Bean Curd Roll
Sakura Premium Pork Shoulder Slice
HK Hotpot Bangsar Condiments
HK Hotpot Restaurant Bangsar

Hong Kong HotPot – 香港热锅

Lot 9 & 10, Level 2, Telawi Square, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Business hours: 4pm – 12am
Tel: 03-2280 0242
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/steamboat/hong-kong-hotpot-bangsar/

Yezi (椰子)

Yezi CNY Set 2017
Fresh Tiger Prawns
Yezi Steamboat Seafood Ingredients
Yezi Meat Slices Meat Balls
Yezi-Concept-Steamboat-Restaurant

Yezi @ The Roof

First Avenue Sky Floor, Bandar Utama, 47800 PJ
Tel: 03-7726 1588 / 012-323 5841
Business hours: 5pm – 1am

Yezi @ 1 Mont Kiara

L1.01, Second Floor, 1 Mont Kiara, 1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara
Business hours: 10am – 10pm
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/yezi-premium-steamboat-restaurant-the-roof/
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Coconut Steamboat (好椰火锅)

Coconut Steamboat
Coconut and Tomyam Soup Base
Free Range Kampung Chicken

Coconut Steamboat with Free Range Chicken

Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Steamboat Restaurant SS2

Coconut Steamboat

20, Jalan SS 2/10, Petaling Jaya
47300 Petaling Jaya
Business hours: 5.30pm – 12am
Tel: 03-7865 8613
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/coconut-steamboat-ss2-pj/

Tian Siang Hui Wei Hot Pot (天香回味)

Hei-Wei-Pot
Five-Cereal-Beef
Prawn-Paste
Fresh-White-Prawns
Tain-Siang-Hui-Wei-Restaurant

TAIN SIANG HEI WEI SDN BHD (HQ)

No. 290, Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 11am–12am daily (including public holidays)
Tel: 03-21438168 / 03-21438168

TASTE OF TAIWAN SDN BHD (Branches)

Lot B-8-2, Sunway Giza Mall, Jalan PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating hours: 11am–12am daily (including public holidays)
Phone: 03-6148 2268

TAIN SIANG TREASURE BOWL SDN BHD (Branches)

D-1-58, IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47170 Puchong, Selangor.
Operating hours: 11am–12am daily (including public holidays)
Phone: 03-8082 2168
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/tian-siang-hui-wei-hot-pot-ioi-boulevard-puchong/

Ba Sheng Zai Huo Guo (巴生仔火锅)

Steamboat
Mantis-Shrimp
Silver-Pomfret
Ba-Sheng-Zai-Kota-Damansara

Ba Sheng Zai Huo Guo

No 15, Jalan PJU 5/3
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
Business hours: 12pm – 11pm
Tel: 012-5445 582
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/ba-sheng-zai-huo-guo-steamboat-restaurant-kota-damansara/

Sukishi Japanese Sukiyaki & Sushi Buffet

Sukishi Shabu Shabu and Sushi Buffet
Sukishi Shabu Shabu Buffet the Starling
Sukishi Shabu Shabu Buffet Sliced Pork
Sukishi Buffet The Starling Mall

Sukishi @ The Starling Mall

Lot F-127, 1st Floor
The Starling Mall, Damansara Uptown
Business hours: 11am – 10pm
Tel: 03-7662 5456

Sukishi @ IOI Mall Puchong

Lot ET5, 3rd Floor, IOI Mall, 47170 Puchong
Business hours: 11.30am – 10pm
Tel: 03-8071 8031
Lunch: RM31.80++ (add RM2 for weekend), Dinner: RM39.80++
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/sukishi-sukiyaki-sushi-buffet-starling/

Chun Ciou Hot Pot (马来西亚春秋战锅)

Chun Ciou Hot Pot Supper Steamboat

Chun Ciou Hot Pot Sauces
Chun Ciou Hot Pot
Chun Ciou Hot Pot Old Klang Road

Chun-Ciou Hot Pot

Lot 306, Batu, 3, Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-6882 860, 016-54543 48, 018-2776 503
Business hours: lunch (12pm – 3pm), dinner (5pm – 10.30pm), supper (10.30am – 3am)
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/chun-ciou-hot-pot-old-klang-road/

Popo Steamboat Cafe (宝宝火锅)

Popo Steamboat Kepong
Popo Steamboat Set
Popo Homemade Meat Balls and Dim Sum
Pork Bone in Soup
Popo Steamboat Cafe Indoor Seats

Popo Steamboat & BBQ Cafe

No. 12, Jalan 7/32A, TSI Business Park
Off 6.5 Mile Jalan Kepong, 52100 Kepong
Tel: 019-828 2118
Business hours: 5.30pm – 12am, closed on Mondays
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/steamboat/popo-steamboat-cafe-kepong/

Only Me BBQ Steamboat Buffet (唯我铁板生锅)

Steamboat Buffet Kepong

Steamboat Prawns
Yin Yong Soup Steamboat
BBQ Meat
Only Me BBQ Steamboat Kepong

Only Me BBQ Steamboat

No C-G-6 & 8, Fortune Avenue, Jalan Metro Perdana 3
Taman Usahawan, 52100 Kepong
Tel: 012-639 2781
Business hours: 5pm – 12am
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/only-me-bbq-steamboat-buffet-kepong/

Two Pesos (兩披索靓锅)

Two Pesos Steamboat Milky Seafood Pot
Two Pesos Steamboat Sukiyaki Set

Two Pesos Steamboat Kota Damansara

Two Pesos SS2

No 7, Ground Floor, Jalan SS 2/67, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7865 2072

Two Pesos Kota Damansara

No 32-1, Jalan PJU 5/9, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
Tel: 03-6143 6299

Two Pesos Bandar Puchong Jaya

No 16, Jalan Kenari 8, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong
Tel: 03-8080 7533

Two Pesos Setapak

No 8, Plaza Usahawan Genting Kelang, Jalan Danau Niaga, Taman Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4131 1738
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/two-pesos-taiwan-mini-steamboat-kota-damansara/

Coco Steamboat Restaurant (海底炉)

Coco Double Stewed Soup Pork Bone Steamboat

Coco Steamboat Individual Set

Coco Steamboat Restaurant
Coco Steamboat Old Klang Road

Coco Steamboat – Old Klang Road Branch

No. 1, Batu 4 3/4
Jalan Kelang Lama, 58200 KL
Tel: 019-277 6596
Business hours: 5.30pm – 11.30pm
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/steamboat/coco-steamboat-old-klang-road-kl/

Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot (小捞王)

Xiao Lao Wang Steamboat Jaya One

Xiao Lao Wang Live Red Snapper
Xiao Lao Wang Seafood Steamboat
Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot Jaya One

Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot

100-G021, The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7496 0670
Business hours: 5pm – 12am
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/steamboat/xiao-lao-wang-hotpot-jaya-one/

Senthai & Mookata Thai Steamboat

Thai Charcoal Steamboat
Senthai Mookata Set

Thai Steamboat Seafood Set

Senthai Fresh Seafood Set
Senthai & Mookata Restaurant Menjalara

SENTHAI & MOOKATA

Unit 1-12 & 1-13, Plaza Menjalara, Bandar Menjalara, 52200 Kepong
Tel: 012-333 9027 / 03-6262 3757
Business hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/senthai-mookata-kepong/

OIC Cafe Steamboat Buffet

OIC Cafe Steamboat Aman Suria

OIC Cafe Steamboat Buffet Restaurant

OIC Steamboat Buffet Seafood Prawns
OIC Steamboat Buffet Restaurant
OIC Cafe Steamboat Buffet

OIC Cafe Steamboat Buffet

29A-G, Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria Damansara, 47301 PJ
Tel: 03-7887 1632
Business Hours: Mon – Thurs (10.30am – 11pm), Friday, Saturday & Public Holiday eve (10.30am – 12am)
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/steamboat/oic-steamboat-buffet-restaurant-aman-suria/

Taifeng Taiwanese Hotpot (台风台式火锅)

Taifeng Taiwan Steamboat Hot Pot
Taifeng Steamboat Set
Taifeng Taiwanese Hotpot Restaurant
Taifeng Taiwanese Hotpot Menjalara

Taifeng Taiwanese Hotpot 台风台式火锅

Lot 1-10, 1-11, Plaza Menjalara, Bandar Menjalara, 52200 Kepong
Tel: 03-6270 0162 (reservation highly recommended)
Business hours: 5pm – 12am
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/steamboat/taifeng-taiwanese-hotpot-kepong/

Fat One Steamboat Buffet (肥一自助火鍋)

Fat One Steamboat Buffet Seafood Pork
Fat One Steamboat Buffet Prawns Crabs
Fat One Steamboat Buffet Van
Fat One Steamboat Buffet Sunway

Fat One Steamboat (Sunway)

Jalan PJS 8/17, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-5612 2162
Business hours: 4.30pm – 12am
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/fat-one-steamboat-buffet-sunway/

Kurata Japanese Restaurant

Kurata Shabu Shabu Pot
Kurata Shabu Shabu Unlimited Wagyu
Kurata Salmon Sashimi
Kurata Japanese Restaurant KL

Kurata Japanese Fine Dining

Lower Lobby, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Bukit Bintang
Tel: 03-2110 0226
Business hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 11pm (lunch not available on Wed and Thu)
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/kurata-japanese-shabu-shabu-buffet-kl/

Oppa Steamboat Buffet (欧巴火锅)

Oppa Steamboat Buffet Four Tiers

Oppa Steamboat Fresh Mud Crabs
Oppa Steamboat Buffet Prawns and Yabbies
Oppa Steamboat Buffet Cooked Crayfish
Oppa Steamboat Buffet Restaurant Kepong

Oppa Steamboat Buffet

No.2, Jalan Rimbunan Raya, Taman Rimbunan, Kepong
Business hours: 5pm – 12am
Tel: 03-6179 3039
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/buffet/oppa-steamboat-buffet-kepong/

QQ BBQ Steamboat Buffet (QQ 铁板烧火锅店)

QQ BBQ Steamboat and Grill
QQ BBQ Steamboat Grilled Seafood
QQ BBQ Steamboat Prawns Mussels
QQ BBQ Steamboat Buffet Kepong

QQ BBQ Steamboat Buffet

D-G-2, Fortune Avenue, Jalan Metro Perdana 3
Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 KL
Business hours: Mon – Fri (5pm -12am), Sat – Sun (4pm – 12am)
Tel: 010-204 3388, 019-366 8880
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/steamboat/qq-bbq-steamboat-restaurant-kepong/

Hometown Steamboat (好家乡火锅世家)

Steamboat
Steamboat-Set
Clams
Home-Town-Steamboat

Hometown Steamboat (Kepong)

No 71, Jalan 11/62A, Bandar Menjalara, 52200 Kepong
Tel: 016-3484 868
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/home-town-steamboat-bandar-menjalara-kepong/

Ho Ho Steamboat (好好海鲜火锅之家)

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seafood
roe-crab
steamboat
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Ho Ho Steamboat Segambut

67 Jalan Segambut, 52100 Kuala Lumpur
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/ho-ho-steamboat-with-roe-crab-jalan-segambut-kl/

Happy City Steamboat (快乐城海鲜火锅)

Steamboat-Pot
fresh-red-talapia
Cooked-Tiger-Prawns
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Happy City Steamboat

Jalan Metro Perdana Timur 2, Kepong
Tel: 03-2552 4849
More info: http://www.vkeong.com/eat/happy-city-steamboat-restaurant-live-seafood-kepong/

Other Worthy Mentions

  • EatMor Paradise Steamboat Buffet @ Kepong / Damansara Utama
  • Dian Huo Xin Wo (点火心窝) @ Kelana Jaya
  • Suki-ya Japanese Hot Pot @ Mont Kiara / Pavilion / Paradigm Mall / Setapak Sentral / Da:men USJ / Klang Parade
  • Volcano Shabu Shabu Buffet @ Cyberjaya
  • Citarasa Seafood Market Steamboat @ NSK Kuchai Lama

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The Best Theme Parks To Visit in Malaysia & How To Find Them http://www.vkeong.com/travel/best-theme-parks-visit-malaysia/ Tue, 13 Jun 2017 03:29:18 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7066 Theme parks are popular and fun-filled destinations where tourists, local and foreign alike flock to create and relive memories. Fortunately for us, Malaysia has many world class theme parks so we never need to travel far to enjoy an amazing day – be it with family or friends. These attractions are great sources of joy […]

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Theme parks are popular and fun-filled destinations where tourists, local and foreign alike flock to create and relive memories. Fortunately for us, Malaysia has many world class theme parks so we never need to travel far to enjoy an amazing day – be it with family or friends. These attractions are great sources of joy for everyone regardless of age.
Quite a number of theme parks have sprung up in Malaysia in recent years and many more are scheduled to open soon. Here are some of our favorites and those we anticipate the most.

Escape Adventureplay

Escape Adventureplay is perfect for outdoor adventure seekers and for those who seek an alternative to the beach in Penang. Opened since 2012, the eco-friendly park features a high ropes course, zip lines, slides, a climbing tower and various fun jungle activities suited for all ages. If you wish to foster a love for outdoors among the kids, this would be a great place to start. The tickets can be purchased in advance online for a cheaper price.

Escapte Adventureplay Penang

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is located in Bandar Sunway about 15km southwest of the Kuala Lumpur city centre. It offers a variety of water activity and rides to keep the whole family entertained, especially in a hot sunny day. The theme park is huge (80-acre) so spend at least a day to explore everything. Over the years a number of expansions have occurred to keep new and returning visitors thrilled, including Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Legoland Malaysia

Legoland Malaysia is the first international theme park to open in Iskandar Puteri, Johor in 2012. It’s also the first Legoland theme park in Asia with over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. Other Lego-themed attractions have also opened nearby which include Legoland Water Park and Legoland hotel. Let your imagination run wild and build your very own houses, vehicles and buildings together with your family for a great bonding time.

Legoland Malaysia Resort

20th Century Fox World

The 20th Century Fox World has without a doubt generated the most buzz among theme park fans and movie buffs mainly because it will be the first of its kind in the world. Scheduled to open at Genting Highlands by 2018, you can expect a total of 25 rides from box-office breaking movies like Ice Age, Alien vs Predator, Planet of the Apes, Night at the Museum and not to mention inarguably the most famous movie of all time – Titanic.

20th Century Fox World Genting Malaysia

Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS)

MAPS is the first animation theme park to open in Asia this year. There are 6 different theme zones which house 23 interactive attractions and 15 thrilling rides that are based on popular animated movies and TV shows such as BoBoiBoy, Casper, The Croods, Megamind and The Smurfs. You will also be pleased to know that MAPS is largely indoor, air-conditioned and shaded to keep the family busy, come rain or shine.

Movie Animation Park Studios Ipoh Malaysia

The list goes on and on but finding a theme park that suits your budget and preference is easier than it seems. Expedia’s interactive theme park map in Malaysia will help you find a theme park in Malaysia to visit and plan your holiday around it.

Expedia Interactive Theme Park Malaysia Map
Expedia Interactive Theme Park Map Malaysia

This cool yet informative tool includes an easy to use search function that lets you narrow down the list of theme parks to the state, admisson fee and activities offered. If you are planning to visit a theme park soon, head to the website and get started!

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Baan Rao Home-Style Thai Recipes @ Petaling Jaya http://www.vkeong.com/eat/baan-rao-thai-restaurant-petaling-jaya/ Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:08:57 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7080 Baan Rao is a simple yet classy restaurant that serves Thai food prepared by an all-Thai kitchen team to ensure the authenticity of its food. If you do not visit this neighborhood regularly, you would be surprised to know that Baan Rao actually started off as Thai food stall in the coffee shop just two […]

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Baan Rao Thai Restaurant

Baan Rao is a simple yet classy restaurant that serves Thai food prepared by an all-Thai kitchen team to ensure the authenticity of its food.
If you do not visit this neighborhood regularly, you would be surprised to know that Baan Rao actually started off as Thai food stall in the coffee shop just two doors away.

Baan Rao Thai Restaurant Food

After the expansion, the number of dishes on their menu has doubled and new dishes are constantly being introduced. Fried Curry Crab was one of them. This highly popular dish is loved by the Thais can be found literally at any seafood restaurant in Thailand.

Baan Rao Fried Curry Crab

Here, the standard crab dish is sensibly priced at RM65 and comes with two medium sized crabs. The crabs were alive before being cooked, so the freshness was tip top and you can taste the sweetness and juiciness in the flesh.
Since we have tried the original fried curry crab in Bangkok, we are able to make a fair comparison. Flavor wise they are very similar, just that Baan Rao’s rendition has less gravy and not so oily too.

Baan Rao Stir Fried Black Pepper Crab
Baan Rao Black Pepper Crab Claw

The other crab dish we had was the Thai style Black Pepper Crab. Despite the peppery appearance, the sauce was not as hot as expected with the right touch of sweet and savory. Although the crabs are said to be medium sized, as you can see from the claw they are still quite meaty.

Baan Rao Thai Salt Baked Tilapia
Baan Rao Salt Baked Tilapia

There are a couple of choices for fish and I was tempted to order our favorite steamed fish with lime and chili. But eventually we picked the Salt Grilled Tilapia @ RM45 which came highly recommended by the owner.
It was a fine recommendation alright, as all of us thoroughly enjoyed it. The fish was huge and fresh without muddy taste, and was stuffed with lemongrass and pandan leaves for extra aroma.

Baan Rao Cockles in Chili Paste

If you like spicy food, then you must try Baan Rao’s Stir-fried cockles with chili paste @ RM25. It was unexpectedly delicious and impressed everyone at the table.
I think I can finish an entire plate of rice easily with this alone any day. For those who don’t fancy cockles, you can substitute it with chicken, pork, prawn or mixed seafood.

Baan Rao Green Curry Chicken
Baan Rao Cold Paku with Minced Pork and Prawn
Baan Rao Fried Kailan with Roast Pork
Baan Rao Stir Fried Basil Chicken

Some other dishes we had that night included (from top to bottom) Green Curry Chicken @ RM23, Yum Pak Kood (cold paku with minced pork & prawn) @ RM22, Stir-fried Kailan with Crispy Pork Belly @ RM22 and Stir-fried Pork with Basil @ RM20. All of them were pretty much standard tasting and on par with what other good Thai restaurants are serving.

Baan Rao Moo Ping

And of course we can’t miss trying the Moo Ping (grilled pork fillet) too @ RM12. It’s an affordable dish for sharing considering it only costs RM4/stick on average.
They were great too and had what I deem a perfect distribution of meat and fat for that juicy bite. Definitely one of the best in town and highly recommended.

Baan Rao Homemade Coconut Ice Cream

Dessert wise you simply won’t go wrong with their homemade coconut ice cream @ RM9. It’s as good as it gets and we like the addition of crackers for a salty-sweet combination.

Baan Rao Thai Milk Tea

For drinks we had the Thai Iced Milk Tea @ RM5.90, Thai Iced Green Tea @ RM5.90 and Coconut Shake @ RM7.90. Personally, my favorite would be the Coconut Shake because it’s rich and full of bits of coconut flesh. But the milk tea was nice too, thick and aptly sweet and you can certainly taste the palm sugar in it.

Baan Rao Restaurant Thai PJ

You can probably tell that we enjoyed the food at Baan Rao. Safe to say it’s also a sentiment shared by many since the restaurant was full house for dinner on a normal weekday. That said, a reservation is advised if you plan to come here – especially in the weekends.

Baan Rao Thai Recipe Restaurant PJ

Baan Rao Home-Style Thai Recipes

No.8, Jalan BM 1/2, Taman Bukit Mayang Emas, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7886 0016
Business hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RestaurantBaanRao

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Penang Prawn Mee @ Tropikiri, Bukit Mayang Emas http://www.vkeong.com/eat/penang-prawn-mee-tropikiri/ Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:49:28 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=7075 Last year, we discovered this Penang Prawn Mee in Restoran Tropikiri which is in the same row as the famous Wong Poh crab restaurant. The friendly man who operates the stall used to work as a chef in New York selling the same thing. Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning film director was one of his famous […]

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Last year, we discovered this Penang Prawn Mee in Restoran Tropikiri which is in the same row as the famous Wong Poh crab restaurant.
The friendly man who operates the stall used to work as a chef in New York selling the same thing. Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning film director was one of his famous patrons.

Penang Prawn Mee Stall Tropikiri

We were in the neighborhood recently and decided to pop in for lunch. Although it was pretty late (around 2.30pm) and most of the stalls in the coffee shop have closed, his prawn mee was still available.

Penang Prawn Mee Tropikiri Bukit Mayang
Tropikiri Penang Prawn Mee

The standard serving is larger than usual and complete with all the necessary toppings. Even without chili, the soup has a nice color which is always a good indication of its taste. It was rich in prawn flavor and slightly spicy on its own. For some, it might be a just a tad salty but as you continue eating, that feeling gradually disappears.

PJ Penang Prawn Mee Tropikiri
Penang Prawn Mee Seller

Overall I rate this prawn mee as one of the better ones in PJ and would not hesitate to have it again if I happen to be nearby.
On a side note, Tropikiri used to have a Thai food stall called Baan Rao which has since relocated to a proper shop just 2 doors away. We had dinner there recently and were more than satisfied with the food. More about them in my upcoming post.

Penang Prawn Mee @ Restoran Tropikiri

2, Jalan BM 1/2, Taman Bukit Mayang Emas, 47301 PJ
Business hours: 7am – 3pm daily

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