Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mackerel

I revisited Sekinchan Catch at One Utama to have a bowl of Red Grouper fish slice noodle (soup) again (MYR25 nett) but was told that it was not available for the day so I settled for the next best fish slice noodle.

Mackerel fish slices with vermicelli (mee hoon) in clear broth at MYR17 nett. Light and tasty with a generous portion of fish slices. I counted at least 7 sizeable slices. I must remember to order hor fun instead of mee hoon next time because this mee hoon is not as soft as I wanted it to be.

My 4 friends all ordered the Fish Ball noodles at MYR10 nett.

After my lunch, I went to buy Old Chang Kee Curry Puff with its "Buy 5 get 1 free" offer at MYR12 nett but I did not check the number of puffs in the paper bag when the cashier handed me the bag so when I reached home, I found out that there were only 5 curry puffs in the bag when it should be 6. Lesson learnt. Always remember to check the food and the bill on the spot.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Prawns

Went to Canton-i to have prawns again. Brocoli and prawns at MYR32+ (10% service charge, MYR35.20 nett). The prawns (6) are fresh and juicy but I did not like the gravy that coated all the prawns so the search continues. 

Two of us also ordered a plate of wanton duck drumstick noodles (dry) at MYR21+ (MYR23.10 nett). Must order a similar meal at Yummy duck, Kuchai Lama to compare the price and taste one fine day. Total bill for 2 persons is MY79.75 nett.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cotton Tail Cafe

I heard that a cafe with nice quality coffee has just started business sometime early July this year (2017) near the Leafz Condo so I dropped by to check it out.

Cotton Tail cafe is located on floor 1, above a pharmacy. You can see the Leafz Condo behind it.

There is a nicely handwritten chalk board next to the entrance to the stairway.

Clean and brightly lit stairway.

This sign greeted us at the top of the stairway. Ah, so CottonTail refers to CottonTail rabbits.

It was about 4 pm on a Saturday and we were the only patrons there. Behind the glass doors is the smoking area.

The interior - nice and clean.

We ordered a Mocha (MYR11.90 nett) and a Flat White which is free because there is a promotion of buy 1 drink to get a free drink during the opening period. I am not a coffee person so all I can tell is the coffee has a thick strong taste to it and not those diluted coffee.

A slice of cake for MYR9.90 nett. An acceptable slice of chocolate cake.

Total bill for 2 pax is MYR21.80 nett.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tororo Yamaimo

After reading PH's post about the Yuzu dipping broth I had to try it because I like the taste of Yuzu so there I was at Mitsuyado SeiMen, Starling Mall to eat Tsukemen (dipping ramen/noodles).

Tororo Yamaimo and Quill egg Tsukemen (Regular portion) at MYR31.90+ (10% service charge so the nett price is MYR35.10). The broth in this meal is Yuzu dipping broth, a very thick and flavourful broth with a hint of yuzu taste.

Guide to eating Tsukemen: 1. Choose hot or cold noodles (we chose hot noodles because we have eaten cold noodles before). 2. Dip noodles in broth. 3. Slurp noodles. 4. Add dashi soup to the thick broth to adjust the taste in order to drink the soup.

I ordered the above Tsukemen set because I have eaten this Tororo Yamaimo in Japan and I like the taste a lot so when I saw this dish on the menu I jumped at the chance to order it. Yamaimo means Mountain Yam and Tororo Yamaimo means Grated Mountain Yam which is a sticky slimy paste made from Mountain Yam. It is a cold dish. I like it because I can taste the "raw" natural very slightly sweet taste of the mountain yam through this cold dish. 

Although I don't like to eat raw eggs, after mixing the raw quill egg yolk into the yam paste, it is as if the raw egg is not there so I find the taste of this dish matches my expectation from my experience eating it in Japan. I would recommend adventurous foodie to try this dish and be prepared to dislike it. If you find you like it, it would be a nice surprise. Next round, I am going to try the natto tsukemen. Natto is fermented soybeans.   

The thick yuzu dipping broth contains lots of ingredients in it but I did not take time to identify what they were because I was too busy eating them.

Cheese Tsukemen (Regular portion) - MYR29.90+ (MYR32.90 nett). The broth provided is also yuzu dipping broth. The cheese is melted cheddar cheese. The taste reminds me of the cheese in McD cheese burgers.

We did dilute the thick broth with dashi soup in order to drink it. I taste the dashi soup on its own and like the clear taste of dashi and daikon (chinese white radish).

Roasted pork with egg ramen (regular portion) - MYR28.90+ (MYR31.80 nett). There is only one slice of pork. The broth is very flavourful. The ramen noodle is very different from the Tsukemen noodle. The latter has a "kansui" (alkaline salt) taste to it and the noodle is fatter so I prefer Tsukemen because I like the taste of "kansui" in noodles.

Yuzu sorbet and Black Sesame Ice cream - MYR5.90+ each (MYR6.50 nett). I will order Yuzu sorbet again.

Total bill for 4 pax is MYR144.55 nett and we took a lot of Tsukemen noodles home because we could not finish them.

Still a queue during peak hours. I will be back to try the Natto Tsukemen

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Salted Eggs Prawns

We were back at Hou Keng Eatery, Taman Bukit Mayang Emas for lunch and I ordered a plate of salted eggs prawns at MYR27 nett (small portion). One of my friend shared this plate of prawns with me.

There are 12 prawns with shells, so very different from the ones I ate in Canton-i (without shells). As the shells were very crispy, I ate the shells as well although I prefer to eat them without the shells but I was too lazy to peel them so shells and all went into my tummy.

Salt and Pepper Pork Fried Rice - MYR8.90 nett which includes a glass of Lo Hon Go drink.

Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet Rice - MYR8.90 nett which includes a glass of Lo Hon Go drink.

My plate of rice (small portion) MYR1.20 nett and my friend shared some of the fish fillets and vegetables with me.

Total Bill for 5 persons is MYR63.30 nett.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Everything

A bowl of pork noodles with everything in it for MYR10 nett at Yuyi Coffee Shop, Pudu. Everything as in liver, kidney, intestines, blood cubes, minced pork, pork slices and lard. My spouse likes it but I did not taste it.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Du Viet

Met a friend at KLCC for a catch up chat so we went to Du Viet where it is nice and quiet. I ordered a plate of mixed rolls to share at MYR23.90+ (10% service charge, MYR26.30 nett). Quite tasty.

My lunch - prawns vermicelli dry - MYR23.90+ (MYR26.30 nett). I ate slowly for 2 hours while we talked and finished all my food and drink without feeling too full. I am glad that they served the sauces/dressings separately without me asking them to. I did not use much of the sauces, just ate the vermicelli and vegetables as they were. 

The glass of fresh pineapple juice is very refreshing at MYR10.90+ (MYR12 nett) without any added sugar.

Total Bill is MYR86.35 nett - my treat since my friend did not eat much.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Almond it is

Chocolate Iced Glazed Doughnut and Almond-All-Over Doughnut (Dark chocolate glazed doughnut covered with crunchy roasted almonds). Since both are priced at MYR3.20 each, I would buy the Almond-All-Over because it is more value for money.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Rakuzen MyTown

After going to Rakuzen at Sunway Velocity and the Starling Mall, I went to the one at MyTown and ordered my favourite salmon set at MYR30 nett. Just as tasty as those served in the other branches.

Kaisen Nabe Zen Set at MYR48 nett. My spouse and I shared a bowl of rice and kept the other bowl of rice for dinner because two bowls of rice is just too much for us for lunch.

Total price is MYR78 nett.

Rakuzen at MyTown. We will visit this branch more often because Ikea is just next to MyTown.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Johnny Restaurant

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My friend suggested that we eat at Johnny Restaurant at One Utama for lunch. I have been to Johnny Restaurant in Bukit Bintang Plaza many, many years ago. She ordered the prawns fried rice at MYR9.90+ (10% service charge - MYR10.90 nett) and for MYR3+ (MYR3.30 nett), added on a drink and a small bowl of tom yum soup.

Both of us shared a plate of fried kailan at MYR9.90+ (MYR10.90 nett).

I also ordered a mixed dessert shaved ice at MYR4.90+ (MYR5.40 nett) and was served the above. 

After drinking most of the coconut milk (santan), I can finally see the pieces of jackfruit, attap chee (from nipa palm), red ruby (cubes of chestnuts covered by red jelly), and red beans. As usual I did not order a main meal but just ate dessert and half of the kailan vegetable and I was full.

Total price is MYR35.85 nett.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mini Dragon Set

I suggested to my co-workers that we eat lunch at Tokyo Ramen, Atria. I ordered the mini Dragon Set at MYR18++ (10% service charge and 6% GST - MYR21 nett). The set consists of 3 gyoza, a small bowl of Ramen and a small bowl of rice. The broth was still as tasty as my previous visit almost a year ago.

This is the amount of food that I kept for dinner.

A few of my friends shared their food so the total bill is MYR78.10 nett. We were the only group eating there during lunch.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fish Slices XO Sauce

Sauteed Fish Slices with XO Sauce and Rice Set at MYR24.80++ (10% service charge and 6% GST). This set consists of the above fish rice, a glass of drink and dessert-of-the-day. We also add on a bowl of Revitalizing Herbal Soup at MYR8++ so the total is MYR32.80++ (MYR38.25 nett). The XO Sauce is very flavourful and a bit spicy. The fish does not taste like dory fish but I do not know what fish it is. The fried rice is firm but I prefer the rice to be softer.

The bowl of chicken herbal soup (add-on) and the lo hon guo drink (in the set). The drink is a bit on the sweet side but it could be due to the natural sweetness of the lo hon guo fruit.

Dessert-of-the-day turns out to be a small bowl of grass jelly (cincau). I prefer the wolfberries jelly dessert served during our previous visits. The bowl of soup is in this photo for size comparison.

Total bill is MYR38.25 nett for 1.5 pax because I just ate a bit so I consider myself 0.5 pax.