Tuesday, April 30, 2019

WG New Crack Pork Uptown

My friends and I went to the new Crack Pork eatery at Damansara Uptown for their weekday lunch sets which consist of a main dish and a glass of hot or cold lemon tea.

Char Siew Rice Lunch Set at MYR 14.90 nett. My friend said that the julienned carrot and daikon are only slightly pickled so they are not very appetising and the raw lettuce could do with a dressing. I tested a piece of the char siew and found it acceptable - soft and sweet.

Siew Yoke Aglio Olio Lunch Set at MYR 19.90 nett. My friend's comment is that the pasta is undercooked, it is not al dente because it is not firm to the bite, it is hard, almost uncooked. She left most of it uneaten.

Salted Egg Yolk Pork Pasta Lunch Set at MYR 19.90 nett. Unlike the aglio olio pasta which is too hard, this pasta is just nice to the bite. My two friends who shared this pasta said that luckily they decided to share this dish because although the salted egg yolk gravy is tasty, it is easy to get satiated due to the creaminess if one ate more than a few forkfuls.

Siew Yoke Baguette Lunch Set at MYR 17.90 nett. I finished the fries for my friend who ate just one segment of the baguette and left one segment behind. She finds the baguette a bit on the hard side and the siew yoke inside oily.

Smoked Duck Breast Charcoal Baguette Lunch Set at MYR 24.90 nett. This is an option for those who do not want to eat pork.

This is my order - pork ribs (6 sticks) from the ala carte menu - MYR 22.90 nett. I did not order from the lunch set menu because after looking through it, nothing caught my eyes because I have been to Crack Pork in Kota Damansara in Nov 2017 twice before they closed down and much prefer the previous menu. Furthermore, I don't want to eat any fatty bits so pork ribs meal is the safest choice.

This is after I gave 2 sticks of ribs to my friend. I like the taste of the marinate (BBQ spice honey) but would prefer there be more meat on the ribs.

Total bill is MYR 120.40 nett for 6 pax. Average price of about MYR 20.06 per pax.

Interior which looks more like a pub with its dark colours as compared to the previous light and airy coffee cafe decor.

Dark Exterior - located next to dal.komm coffee cafe.

I ordered this pork ribs without adding any sides for MYR 1 nett.

Page 1 of the 3-page lunch set menu: Rice with four types of pork - porchetta, char siew, siew yoke or tung yang pork (whatever this is). 

Baguette and Mantou Lunch Set.

Pasta Lunch Set which includes Curry Siew Yoke and Prawn Laksa which may be worth a try but since it is too much for me alone, I did not order it.

Monday, April 29, 2019

WG Rice vs Noodle

Previously I have eaten this pork chop with rice at the Leisure Mall branch. This time I had it with noodles at MYR 16.90+ 6% SST = MYR 17.91 nett at the 3 Damansara/Tropicana City Mall branch.

After I have kept most of the pork chop for dinner, the braised minced pork is revealed. The noodles are broad and thick and tasty too. I believe these noodles are known as chopstick noodles.

My friend's braised chicken drumstick with rice at MYR 17.90+ (MYR 18.97 nett). She finished the whole bowl before I was halfway through my meal because she says that it is tasty and she was hungry. Rice or Noodles for you?

Taipei Taipei at 3 Damansara shopping mall.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Curious to Try

We are back at MyTown to have burgers and ice cream.

For purchase above MYR 30 per receipt for burgers, Ikea Family card is entitled to 15% off until I am not sure when.

This time, I order the OHana again with mild sauce. Next time I will request to omit the sauce because it is too flavourful. I will try the peanut butter, blueberry jam burger next time.

Will also try the fish burger.

Will try the one with Budu Sauce too.

My friend will always go for the basic Lab-Burger without any add-ons. We never make it a set because we don't want to have bottomless soda.

Saturday, April 27, 2019


Salad roll at MYR 13+ (MYR 13.78 nett after 6% SST) and grilled salmon belly skewers at MYR 15+ (MYR 15.90 nett). The salmon belly has crispy skins but very fatty belly so no more next time.

Rakuzen Bangsar Village this time.

I can't decide which salmon set below is better since one obviously wins due to the price but what about the taste?

Teriyaki Salmon Set at MYR 28++ (10% service charge and 6% SST = MYR 29.68 nett) from Robatayaki set lunch menu.

Salmon Shioyaki Set Lunch at Rakuzen, Starling Mall at MYR 36+ (MYR 38.15 nett after 6% SST).

Friday, April 26, 2019

Home Eatery

One of my friends recommended this home eatery at Centrio, Kerinchi. As it is a private home, they can seat 10 pax only for one session.

My lunch: 2 pieces of pork, 1 piece of brinjal, 1 slice of lotus root, 1 mushroom, seaweed, julienned raw cabbage on unlimited rice with miso soup, pickles, a bit of mayo dip and a bit of miso mustard dip at MYR 25 nett. As usual I kept half my rice and one piece of the pork for later.

My friend's 2 pieces of pork, curry, onsen egg on unlimited rice with miso soup, pickles at MYR 28 nett. My friend says that the curry is delicious and the owner explained that apples were used to cook it to give it the sweetness.

Gyoza and Karaage Chicken at MYR 12 nett each and miso salad at MYR 5 nett.

My friend's hot coffee with a slice of chiffon cake with matcha cream. I am not sure how much these two items cost. The two owners are friendly and they chit chat with us while serving us our lunch in their cosy lovely home.

Thursday, April 25, 2019


This is a plate of slices of braised pigs' ear/s because I do not know how many ears are in this plate. That does sound awful doesn't it, to be eating ears. I tried a slice, it was crunchy but soft on the outside and the taste is of the gravy it was braised in so I believe people eat pigs' ears for the texture and not the taste. 
Price: MYR 5.66++ (MYR 6.56 nett after 10% service charge and 6% SST).

2 pieces of pan fried pork dumpling at MYR 4.72++ (MYR 5.47 nett) if ordered with a main dish. Previously I tried the pan fried prawn dumplings.

Deep Fried Lemongrass chicken noodles at MYR 15.85++ (MYR 18.38 nett). The lemongrass taste was not strong enough. There are a few selection for noodles and for this dish, we chose thick rice noodles (mixian).

HK Cart Noodles Spicy Soup at MYR 13.96++ (MYR 16.19 nett). The soup was not very spicy and the ingredients are an unusual combination of braised chicken wings, beancurd puffs (tofu puff), fish meatballs, and daikon with our chosen broad wanton noodles.

Fish Paste, Fish meatballs with broad wanton noodles at MYR 13.02++ (MYR 15.10 nett).

Total price for 4 pax: MYR 67.20 nett. HoMinSan at Midvalley is a place to go for noodles (they do have rice meals here) but I think they do use MSG in their soup because we do feel quite thirsty after our meals here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

WG Skyhaus Vege Nasi Lemak

Ovo vegetarian nasi lemak (MYR 9.50 nett) with one hard boiled egg, tempeh, long beans, cucumbers, sambal and vege mutton potatoes curry. The rice has strong coconut milk taste and the blue colour is from "bunga telang" - the flower of the blue-pea plant (Clitoria ternatea). As I ate one scoop of sorbet and one scoop of ice cream, I had to keep most of the nasi lemak for dinner. I believe this is one of the lowest priced vegetarian nasi lemak around.

Mixed berries sorbet goes well with dark smooth chocolate ice cream at MYR 12.50 nett per scoop. I like that both of them are not that sweet so they are cooling and simply delicious! Despite the price, I will be having them again on my next visit. Maybe next time I will ask the staff not to shape the ice cream into a rose as that takes time and I prefer to have my ice cream fast.

Total bill for 3 pax: MYR 67.40 nett.

Open concept.

Skyhaus cafe at Taman Mayang, PJ.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tapas Club Pavilion

We had a double celebration during lunch on Sunday for a birthday and a 20 years rom anniversary.

Garlic Prawns - MYR 29++ (MYR 33.64 nett after 10% service charge and 6% SST). The prawns are fresh and the garlic gravy tastes of the sea.

Suckling pig with spinach - MYR 27++ (MYR 31.32 nett). Juicy fatty fine meat with skin as crispy as a potato chip. The aioli dip, made from garlic and olive oil is smooth and garlicky.

Grilled tender octopus with potatoes and a chosen side dish of asparagus - MYR 68++ (MYR 78.88 nett).

Grilled Iberico pork with a chosen side dish of brussels sprouts - MYR 50++ (MYR 58 nett). The brussels sprouts are charred on the outside with soft insides so they are very tasty. I believe people who do not like to eat brussels sprouts will be converted after eating these.

Chicken and Seafood Paella - MYR 68++ (MYR 78.88 nett). The rice is soaked with gravy and is soft so I like it.

Traditional Churros with a dark chocolate dip - MYR 20++ (MYR 23.20 nett). Unlike the churros that I have eaten before that were lighter, these churros are more dense yet still crispy.

Complimentary Tapas Club Cheese Cake worth RM28++ (MYR 32.48 nett) with a minimum net spend of RM100 in a single receipt by using a specific payment card from 15 Apr 2019 to 30 Apr 2019.

Total bill: MYR 303.90 nett. We did not order any drinks because drinking water (warm or cold) are provided foc.

Tapas Club at Level 7 (the Dining Loft), Pavilion Mall.

Please click on this menu and the 3 menus below (menu sourced from Tapas Club website) for a larger image to choose which dishes you would like to try.

All look good but need to save up.

Aiming for the lamb shank if I ever visit here again.

Ink squid paella anyone?