Visit Hokkaido – Day 3

Continuing from Day 2 of my Hokkaido trip which I’ve dragged so long…

On third (3rd) day, we’ve insert Curb Market into our itinerary. One would think about ‘market’ when it comes to freshness of ingredients/ seafood.

The Curb Market, which opens at 6AM, is comprised of approximately 60 stores selling a variety of items ranging from fruits to fresh and dried fish. It also offers sushi and other restaurants serving reasonably priced dishes made with fresh seasonal ingredients from the market. Products are made available at the Curb Market as soon as the bidding ends at the Wholesale Market.

From Susukino Station Namboku Line各停Asabu 2 min (non-stop) , Odori Station Tozai Line各停Miyanosawa 9 min (5 stops) Nijuyonken Station. Walk About 8 min , 700 m to Curb Market

Cost: ¥250

Upon arrived Nijuyonken Station, we asked one of the working staff to give us directions to walk to Curb Market. As we walk, we passed by a post office along the road. We thought it would be a good idea to post a postcard back home in Malaysia.

Spectacles are provided for people with eye sight problem.

I chose the famous clock tower to post back home. If I’m not mistaken, the total price for postcard+postage(stamp) was around RM10. I received the postcard within 1-2 weeks time.

The post box where we dropped our mail. 🙂

Scenery along the way. The road is less busy compared to Susukino or Sapporo.

Stores line up the market offering fresh fish, vegetables and fruits, meat, Hokkaido confectionery. Most fish stores come with a dining hall, so you may taste crabs and other seafood that you choose right on the spot. Operation hours from 6am to 5pm. But the restaurants usually operates after 7am.

Ashley & I randomly pick a restaurant and sat in for our lunch. Looking at the menu, its definitely not as cheap as Otaru, the one we had the day before. (Day 2).

of sushi & sashimi

Crab meat rice (donburi)

Our authentic Japanese lunch meal.

Not forgetting the huge scallop (using Ashley’s palm as comparison). The scallop was lightly grilled. So delicious and juicy because it was very fresh.

Japanese Rock Melon for sale.

After the lunch, each of us bought a slice of Japanese melon which cost ¥200 each. It may be abit costly due to our poor currency, but left no regrets. Because it is so sweet and juicy. 

We left Curb Market and back to Sapporo Station.

Everyday also so many steps. Seriously if you wanna slim down…can consider traveling to Japan. 😀

At the Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Walk, we spent some shopping time at Pole Town.

Pole Town is a long hall featuring many unique Japanese clothing and accessory brands, often very well priced, and ranging from traditional kimono style to hip-and-trendy fad stores. Also underground (with escalators leading up to the Tanukikoji Shopping Street), the thoroughfare features bakeries and cafes, too.

Kindly refer HERE for floor guide.

At this Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Walk, we felt like there’s no end. Endless walk! At this moment, we couldn’t take it anymore. Hence we needed a break.

We stumbled upon this place and had a tea break at Afternoon Tea @Sapporo Mitsukoshi. Its a Cafe cum Bakery.

Assorted freshly baked buns. I could smell the aroma of it.

I think this was the most luxurious tea break throughout the trip. LOL!

Ashley had the Tea Set for ¥1407 which comes with a pot of tea and selection of cakes. The cakes were delicious!

I, on the other hand would like to have something savory. I ordered a salad with tomato soup which comes together with their freshly baked bun for ¥1296 and a glass of drink for ¥92. Nevertheless, the food was good.

After we settled our meal, we walked to BIC CAMERA Sapporo Store which is located at Sapporo Esta JR Tower. (About 15 minutes walk from Afternoon Tea @Sapporo Mitsukoshi.

BIC CAMERA Sapporo Store occupying from floor 1-4, housed wide selections of electrical items, mobile phones, cameras, toys, household items, cosmetics at a competitive price. The business hour is from 10am-9pm.

How to get there.

The store is quite well organized. Ashley and I spent hours at 2nd and 4th floor. 😀

We literally “WOW” (dropped jaw) upon entering the store.

Some additional info for shoppers to get some rebates.

If you have extra time, do drop by the 100 yen shop at Level B2 and Uniqlo at Level 5. The outlet is big and has a wide range of items.

Ashley was eyeing on these corn snacks that she said ‘we must buy this’!. We bought them at 100 yen shop.

Shops start closing by 9pm (very punctual). From there we took the train from JR station, Sapporo back to Susukino ¥200

On our way walking back to our hotel, we stopped by this small restaurant for our late dinner. They only serve soba (buckwheat noodle).

**There were some conversation problem when we were at the restaurant. We wanted to order ‘take away’. Because the staffs only speak Japanese and don’t understand English. We ended up having a good laugh! 😀 :-D…later we were told not allowed to take away, because the noodle will be soggy.

Ashley had the soba with tempura. She said the the tempura (prawn) was good.

Myself had the soba with egg

Soba was al-dente topped with fluffy egg and tasty soup. It was simple and so delicious. Moreover the portion is big too. If I’m not mistaken it was less than 1000 yen. That night was quite chilling, therefore nothing beats a bowl of warm noodle. It feels so comforting.

Sometimes I feel that small or not popular restaurant may serve some nice and delicious food too. Perhaps some luck too. 🙂

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Arabic Food at Restoran Belqis, Centrio Seremban 2

Recently, I had a good introduction of Arabian food at Restoran Belqis. Honestly, it was my first experience of trying out Arabic food.

To give you a clearer picture of Arabic food, the Arabic food is mainly a combination of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Indian food. It has been affected by the mingling of Arab and non-Arabs over the centuries.

The common herbs and spices used in Arabic food are; sesame, saffron, black pepper, allspice, turmeric, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, parsley and coriander. While for meat, chicken or lamb are used in most of the dishes.

Restoran Belqis is located at Centrio, Seremban 2 next to Soong Sisters Boutique. This restaurant is facing the main road.

A leftlet printed with their specialty dishes.

Chefs and servers are of Yemeni, offering you an authentic Arabic food.

Nothing too fancy but simple decorations with lamps and wall arts also the Arabian music played on background…you are definitely sure the purpose of you here. 😀

We started off with Hot Arabic Tea, one of the favorite hot tea in Arabic cuisine. It is black tea brewed with cardamom, clove and mint. If you like the milk tea version, then evaporated milk and cube sugar will be added to it.

Tabbouleh

is a vegetarian dish/salad made with finely chopped tomatoes, parsley and onions, seasoned with lime juice and olive oil.

Mix Grill

A combination of lamb shish kebab and chicken kebab, served with fries and greens. As for the dipping sauce, chili sauce and garlic cream sauce were given.

Shish kebab is a dish consisting of small cubes of meat or fish threaded on a skewer and grilled.

Salta

Salta is considered the national dish of Yemen.

The base is a brown meat stew called maraq, a dollop of fenugreek froth, and sahawiq or sahowqa (a mixture of chillies, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs ground into a salsa). Rice, potatoes, scrambled eggs, and vegetables are common additions to salta. It is eaten traditionally with Yemeni flat bread, which serves as a utensil to scoop up the food.

You are required to stir the dish before eating. The above is the result of after stirring. Now you can use their signature flat bread to scoop them up and eaten with it.

I must say that the combination was awesome! The thin and lightly crisp buttery flatbread goes perfectly with the salta.

Yemeni flatbread is eaten with bean dishes, scrambled eggs, and many other Yemeni savory dishes. It is made much like pizza dough with water, yeast, salt, and flour. Then, it is kneaded very well and set to rise and later cut to large rounds. Each round is then stretched, and warm ghee is spread over the stretched dough, it is folded over and more ghee is applied, and this process is repeated 1-3 times. All sides are pinched together to form a neat ball. After a few minutes of sitting, the round is stretched into a flat circular shape and placed on a makhbaza that is used in placing the dough on the wall of a hot taboon much like the tandoor. It is then glazed with  ghee and baked until the bottom is brown and with some browning on top.

Ta Daa…this rice platter was star of the day. Sufficient to serve a family or a group of friends. Combination of 4 different kind of rice.

Hanith Chicken/Lamb – is a type of dish where the lamb or chicken are wrapped in an aluminium foil with Arabian spices.

Kabsa Chicken/Lamb – is a type of rice which is served with chicken or lamb that are boiled using Arabian spices.

The rice was fluffy and not oily. It can be eaten with the light curry gravy or the rather appetizing (parsley+onion+tomatoes+olive oil+lime juice) gravy.

Hanith Lamb

Hanith dish can be served with any type of rice but preferable with mandhi rice. Hence, Mandhi is a traditional dish from Yemen. Mandhi is usually made from basmati rice, meat (lamb or chicken), and a mixture of spices. The meat used is usually a young and small sized lamb to enhance the taste further.

So, its a Yay or Nay? Why not pay a visit and determine it yourself. 🙂


Restoran Belqis

No. 165, Jalan S2 B22, Pusat Dagangan Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban.

Tel: 012-2913170 / 06-6014002

Operation Hours : 12pm – 12am (daily)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/restoranbelqis/

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*cash term*

Food Trucks in Seremban 2

This post is written to share about the food trucks I’ve tried at Seremban 2. Why only Seremban 2? Because there’s where I live ma. :-p

 

What is food truck?

A food truck is a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have on-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch. Sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, and other regional fast food fare is common.

People these days haven taken one step forward on food truck business. Those days, what we often see are pisang goreng, keropok lekor or the Chinese luk luk truck. (I’m referring to Malaysia of course). However those are less ‘glamour’, but still has its crowd.

I am delighted that food trucks in Seremban is slowly gaining its popularity. Unlike in KL, the choices could be more.

1) Quickie Food Truck.

source from Quickie FB page

(source from Quickie FB page)

Quickie’s specialty has to be the fusion spaghetti. Which is my favorite too. I came to try their spaghetti when it was newly open since October 2016. Each order is cook & prepare on the spot. The spaghetti comes in 2 sizes, small (RM6) big (RM9). What I like about their spaghetti is the flavors. Something I have not come across yet. They have Rendang spaghetti, Devil’s Curry spaghetti, Sambal spaghetti and Green Chili spaghetti, Satay Sauce and Butter Milk Chicken. Mutton Curry is available only on weekends. Don’t you think that the flavors are so Malaysian? 🙂 🙂

(above is Mutton Curry Spaghetti, Buttermilk Chicken Spaghetti & Hotdog bun with Satay Sauce)

Note: Only minced chicken is used in the spaghetti.

If you like something fiery/spicy…try out the Devil’s Curry add on bull’s eye egg & hotdog. I was told that Rendang Spaghetti is the current’s bestseller. My favorite pick has to be Devil’s Curry & Green Chili. 🙂

Besides spaghetti, hotdog burger, the above is called Booty Burger. It consists of 2 pieces of chicken patties wrapped with omelette and sandwiched with nacho chips. A pair of hand gloves was given free with it in order to avoid dirty hands. :-p

They also serve this dessert called Mellow Brownie which is our Malaysian kek batik.

This is where you can locate Quickie Food Truck. Located at Jalan S2 B8, in front of Otheroom. Business hour (Monday-Saturday) 7pm-12am. Closed on Sundays. There are tables and chairs for dining customers too. But I chose to dapao all the time 🙂

Follow their FB page to get the latest updates.

2) Food Trucks Behind of Mydin Seremban 2

Scene of all 3 food trucks lined up in a row along Jalan S2 B20, setting up tables and chairs.

This truck is owned by Hunger Food Truck Official

I was told that their specialty is the spaghetti. To be precise, it is Spicy Aglio Olio and Chicken Spaghetti.

This is Nasi Lemak with Lemon Butter Chicken which comes with pickled vegetables.

Here comes the menu of ‘white truck’.

The Assam Laksa. While I was waiting for my food, there are cars stopping by just to pack their Assam Laksa. No doubt it was delicious!

Dishes that are worth trying from the white truck are Nasi Ayam Penyet & Nasi Lemak. Both are good. (sorry no pic to show)

Move on to the school bus. That’s a good idea isn’t it. Definitely caught one’s attention.

I saw people ordering the Chicken Chop

But I ordered the Chicken Schnitzel Burger with black pepper sauce which was alright.

Located at Jalan S2 B20 nearby Mydin S2. Business hour (7pm till late night). Closed on Mondays.

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*cash term

South Indian Food @Narayana Tea Stall, Seremban 2

What are the dishes that come across your mind when I mentioned about Indian Cuisine. “Banana Leaf Rice, Roti Canai, Indian Rojak & Curries”. If you’ve visited an Indian Restaurant before, you will be aware that the list does not stop there.

 

Indian cuisine can be divided into two mainstreams, North Indian and South Indian cuisine.

If you are in the vicinity of Seremban 2, you have to make a visit to Narayana Tea Stall serving South Indian Food.

Located at Uptown Avenue, Narayana Tea Stall start operating since September 2016 to serve the Malaysians a hearty Indian fare.

A retro concept restaurant with warm lighting, wall canvas prints, black leather seats, black and white floor tiles, creates a vibrant atmosphere. A nice place to gather family & friends.

Here, at the drinks counter, we watches Bakhi – the staff prepares drinks and his pulling (tarik) process to make a glass of nice teh tarik.

Their Tea or commonly known as Teh by the locals is the best seller.

Both husband and wife, the owner of Narayana Tea Stall.

…..together with their buddy Jasonraj and the experienced Chef Kicha. They are the important people to make great of this restaurant.

When asked, what is your best dish? “There’s no one ‘best dish’, because all our dishes are good”, laughed Sobana Krishnan – the lady boss who’s looking poise in her beautiful saree.

She also assured that food quality is their main concern here.

You can’t go without curry in an Indian cuisine. Spices are like the heart of Indian cooking. Spices are freshly ground. Spices that are commonly used are cumin, coriander, turmeric, fennel, mustard, clove star anise, cinnamon. Both fresh and dried chili are used in varying degrees for different curries.

Paneer 65

Paneer is a homemade Indian cheese. Its a delicious snack prepared by deep-frying spicy paste coated paneer cubes.

Onion Pakoda

Onion pakoda are deep fried snack that are made with chickpea flour, salt, light spices and onion (the main ingredient). It was light and crunchy. This can be an addictive snack/starter while waiting for your main food to arrive.

Chicken Pakoda

Similar recipe used as onion pakoda but the main ingredients is replaced with chicken slices.

Pepper Mushroom

A simple stir fry button mushrooms with black pepper.

Vegetarian Chicken

This is a vegetarian dish. Chicken is made of soy base.

Boneless Pepper Fish

Mysore Mutton

I usually do not like mutton, because of it has a very strong and distinctive flavor. However at Narayana Tea Stall, it did not stop me from trying. The ‘strong’ aftertaste was pretty mild and acceptable for me.

Chili Gobi

Gobi stands for cauliflower. This is a dish of cauliflower cooked with chili. Chilli Gobi is a tasty, lip-smacking dish which is loved by both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Ginger Chicken, was cooked with onions, capsicums, julienne ginger.

Claypot Vege Fish Curry

I love the curry. The spices did not overpower the taste of curry. Best to be eaten with rice. Few slabs of vege fish which look just like the ikan tenggiri.

Claypot Prawn Masala

All dishes are freshly cook. Its gravy is slightly creamier compared to the curry. Best eaten with rice.

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is one of the local favorite’s dish. Fluffy coconut rice served with condiments like egg, cucumber, peanuts and sambal (the most important sides).

Basic Set Vege Meal

……serves with rice, 3 type of vege dishes, vege curry,morru, rassam, papadam. The varieties of side dishes were good. Furthermore this look so neat and presentable.

If you need your protein, then you may add on choices of meat (chicken, mutton) or seafood.

Paper Dhosa

Dhosa or Thosai, is a type of pancake made from a fermented batter. Dhose is a typical part of the South Indian diet and popular all over the Indian subcontinent. Paper Dhosa is thinner sheet & crispier

compared to the ordinary dhosa. This is served with sambar (dhal curry), chutney (a semisolid paste made up of coconut, dal (lentils), green chilli and mint or coriander),

Dhosa Masala and paper dhosa uses the same batter. It is made in the usual way by soaking rice and lentils overnight in water and then grinding it to a batter. However dhosa masala is stuffed with potatoes.


Dhosa Rava, is different from the above dhosa in terms on the flour. Dhosa Rava is made from Sooji rava flour.

Vada, which look alike doughnut is a savory snack from India. It is served with sambar (dhal) for dipping.

Complete your meal with this Kesari for a sweet ending.

Narayana Tea Stall also featured at Tripadvisor.

In case you are worry about your wallet, here I attached the menu showing that you can dine in a classy restaurant with a pocket friendly price.

Narayana Tea Stall couldn’t be better without a good teamwork!

Would love to come back to try out their Nasi Briyani which was sold out that day. The Nasi Briyani is available daily.


Narayana Tea Stall

No.201, S2B14
Seremban 2, Uptown Avenue

Tel : 066030831

Operation Hours: 9:00AM – 10:30PM

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*cash term, pork free*

Lunch @Namoo Grey Korean Cafe, Seremban

Its has been raining non stop for 2 days 2 nights. On such cold weather, I would love to have a bowl of spicy and hot soup or food to keep me warm and cozy.

When my Uni mate, Ssu Ee was in town for work, I brought her to this newest franchised cafe in Seremban. Namoo Grey is a Korean cafe located at Seremban Gateway, not far from the Seremban toll.

A modern concept kind of Korean cafe. NAMOO, which means ‘tree’ in Korean, was founded on a deep-rooted that good food should be fresh, natural and timeless. 

The Korean fever will never end. At Namoo Grey, they have an extensive menu, from rice to noodles, burgers, pastas, korean pancakes, cakes and Bingsoo. Besides that, Namoo Grey is also a halal cafe. Therefore to my muslim readers, here’s the place for you to savor some halal Korean food.

Simple yet cozy environment with some Korean songs played in background.

My friend had Kimchi Jigae (Beef) – RM18.90

The Kimchi Jigae comes with a bowl of rice and some condiments or we called it banchan in Korean.

Rice burgers, probably one of their specialty. But I wasn’t in the mood of eating that. So I end up ordering Tuna Kimchi Ramyeon – RM18.90. It also comes with 3 side dishes of sausages, coleslaw & kimchi.

The noodles were cooked al-dente. Kimchi soup has the ohhmmpp of spiciness but wasn’t quite satisfied with the amount of tuna meat in it. Would prefer to add a lil more to enhance the soup flavor.

A meal wouldn’t be complete without a dessert.

We chose The King’s Bing Soo – RM18.90 (image of me pouring the condensed milk into the bowl of shaved ice dessert) Bingsoo is a Korean shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings such as chopped fruit, condensed milk, fruit syrup, and Azuki beans. The snack is highly popular in Korea.

 It was nice. The ice were quite smooth. The shaved ice topped with kiwi, strawberries, azuki beans, crunchy peanuts, tteok (Korean rice cakes made with glutinous rice flour) and a scoop of ice cream, which is ideal for sharing and best to be eaten during a hot day.

I would love to pay another visit to try out other food from their menu. 🙂

Namoo Grey Korean Cafe

3-L1 Seremban Gateway

Jalan Labu, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Business Hour :-
Mon to Thu (10:30am-11:00pm)
Fri to Sun ( 10:30am – 12:00am)

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Meals @Ninja Kitchen Seremban

When I mentioned Ninja Joe, everyone would probably remember their signature pork burgers. It was then the first fast food outlet which serves delicious pork burgers.

Tell me, who doesn’t like pork burgers.

I remember how tedious it was when my mom has to prepare pork patties from scratch to make a delicious pork burger.

A short conversation with Pat, the person who manages the outlet.

Ninja Joe was created by Serembanian.

Why did you renamed Ninja Joe to Ninja Kitchen whereby the KL outlets are still remained as Ninja Joe?

After operating for a period of time, I noticed that the elderly people here are not too fond of burgers. I decided to make some changes to the menu which caters for patrons of all ages, young to old. Hence, I came up with the idea to add some Asian and local food to my menu. Therefore, that’s how I renamed the Seremban outlet to Ninja Kitchen.

Ninja Kitchen located at Matrix Court, Jalan Lobak. (same row as Tarot Cafe)

cosy environment here.


Pat was explaining the new addition. In Malaysia, we can’t live without Nasi Lemak. Do you agree? Hainanese Chops & Nasi Lemak are the local favorites.

Udonburi (udon), of Japanese style.

Donburi (rice) of Japanese style.

Together with my makan kakis, we started off with a glass of Coconut Shake (RM8.90), is one of their best seller drink. I was told that they uses all the natural ingredients from Coconut (without adding water) to blend a glass of refreshing coconut shake.

Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM12.90)

Its difficult to get a nice hainanese chicken chop these days. Ninja Kitchen did it well. Big slab of battered chicken which was well marinated. Goes well with the sauce they prepared.

If you are a fan of pork, perhaps you can go for Grilled Pork Chop (RM12.90). Having the same sauce as hainanese chicken chop but its replaced with pork. Pieces of pork were grilled to perfection. Meat remain tender and juicy. I was told that the meat was of pig’s shoulder. That gives a nice texture when you bite it.

Nasi Lemak Chili Chicken (RM9.90)

Looking at the vibrant colors, it sure gain some attractions. Rice was aromatic, fluffy and ‘lemak’. When I said lemak, it means it has rich santan taste. Rice and sambal plays an important role in a plate of nasi lemak. It comes with a piece of chili chicken, bull’s eye egg, sambal, peanuts & anchovies, cucumber, acar (seasonal). I also like their sambal, which cooks with anchovies and onions. Its not too spicy nor watery. Just nice for my liking.

Again, if you are a fan of pork, you can opt for Nasi Lemak Pork Chop (RM10.90). Voila…this is something I rarely find outside. Slab of boneless pork as sides in a plate of nasi lemak! Although its fried, but the meat still remain tender.

Cajun is one of their new burger. Delicious pork patty, caramelized onions, green bell pepper, tomato, lettuce and dressing, sandwiched between crispy burger buns.

Pokemon is another new burger. This was created due to the pokemon fever. Pork patty is wrapped in a fried omelet.

Battle between Cajun and Pokemon. I’ll go for Cajun. Hehe…I like the lil spicy after taste.

Wanna have some light snacks? Perhaps a Komba Bao (RM9.90). Comes with 3 tasty braised pork belly with shredded lettuce, sandwiched in a fried mantau bun.

Fried Chicken – 2pcs (RM8.90) has crispy flavorful skin (like the ayam goreng berempah), while the meat was juicy and tender.

Fried Chicken vs. Komba Bao? Arghhh…tough choice. I’m liking both of them!

Generally at Ninja Kitchen, the food prices are affordable. Nevertheless, apart from burgers Ninja Kitchen received very good response on their Hainanese Chicken Chop & Nasi Lemak.

Ninja Kitchen’s tagline; “In this place, we share everything from food to love.”

Ninja Kitchen Seremban

No. 20 Matrix Court at Lobak
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Operation Hours: 11am-10pm  (closed on Tuesdays)
*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*non-halal*
*cash term*

Zhing Kitchen @Centrio, Seremban 2

Longing for some authentic Taiwan cuisine? Or miss some Taiwan cuisine after your trip from Taiwan?

At Zhing Kitchen, would be the destination to solve your cravings.

Located at Centrio Seremban 2, a family style restaurant is operated by Taiwanese, a young & capable woman.

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This is the interior, simple setup with some nicely painted wall mural.

This is the best or most grabbed spot.

However I don’t quite like the open kitchen concept. Its nice to watch some live cooking, but since its an air conditioned room, the cooking smoke tend to be trapped in the room. Perhaps they should install a better exhaust or ventilation fan.

Passion Fruit Drink – RM4.90
It has nice passion fruit taste.

Smelly Tofu – RM6.90

This dish is something I like most! The smelly tofu (臭豆腐), tasted similar to what I had before in Taiwan last time. I was so happy that I could get it here.

Smelly tofu (fermented tofu) is a popular street snack in Taiwan. It is served deep-fried (drizzled with sauce and topped with sour pickled vegetables).

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(photo from Zhing Kitchen)

Mentai Tuna Rice – RM10.90

Tuna & Corn rice with mentai mayo sauce. Served with side dish of half braised egg and some pickled vegetables. Both my son and my niece, they love this rice.

Oden Noodle – RM10.90

Oden is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon, konjac, and processed fishcakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth.

The serving was quite big. Soup flavor was very light. You can choose to order a soup version or a dry version of noodle.

Fried Oyster & Egg – RM9.90

This is another recommended dish. The signature Taiwanese style oyster egg, with special sweet chili bean sauce. Fluffy egg with lotsa vegetables and ‘visible’ numbers of oysters in it.

Zhing Duck Noodle – RM10.90

This was delicious too. I opted for noodle instead of rice. Dry version noodle served with nanjing duck meat, fried egg and some condiments. Duck meat texture was just nice and not fat. However, I would prefer if they have thinner cuts.

14963184_1689014371414032_8067535493131355386_nAt Zhing Kitchen, breakfast is served as early as 8.30am till 11.30am. Ideal for working people to grab and go.

One day, I decided to order their breakfast for ‘take away’. A set of sandwich (can’t remember the name) that comes together with baked beans which cost less than RM10. What’s in the sandwich? I got vege, chicken patty and egg. It was yummy!

Verdict : Overall, the food was good. But please bear the waiting time. hahaha…. Waited for 1/2 hour for the food to be served one by one. There was only 1 table of guests ahead us.

Zhing Kitchen

No. 136, Jalan S2B21,

Pusat Dagangan Seremban 2,

70300, Seremban.

Contact No.:  +6 014 9829 991

Operation Hours : TUE – SUN : 8:30 AM – 11PM (closed on Monday)

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*pork free*
*cash term*

T4 Bubble Milk Tea @Uptown Avenue, Seremban

As of today, many of us are quite familiar with Bubble Milk Tea (珍珠奶茶). But how many of us actually understand the preparations. Today I’m going to provide you with some basic information about bubble milk tea.

T4 Bubble Milk Tea with tagline “Tea for U, Taiwan for U” is a franchised brand originate from Taichung, Taiwan. Having Taichung as their main and first outlet, T4 has now expanded to Malaysia.

In Peninsular Malaysia, Seremban is the first outlet. Located at Seremban 2 most hype area, Uptown Avenue. Parking is not really an issue here.

The simple setup and spacious room yet cosy environment to provide a comfortable area for dine in customers.

Bubble Tea is popular among the youngsters. But at T4, it is a suitable place for family members of all ages.

pro_img_11What makes T4 different from others? T4 uses “Jadeite Royal Tea”, the best reputation supreme tea in the market of beverage.

What do you use to sweeten the drink? Cube sugar that is extracted 100% from the sugarcanes.

Sai Kit, the friendly and outgoing outlet manager gave a brief talk about T4, the ingredients and also the preparations of the drink. He was also very patient to answer our queries.

The selections of freshly brewed tea. At T4, drinks flavors are prepared using syrup instead of powder form.

These are the ‘pearls’ before they are put to boil. They are made from tapioca and it turn into powder form when you crushed it. From the photo, you could see there are 2 different sizes of ‘pearls’. The normal size and the mini pearls.
The boiling duration for these pearls has to be 2 hours (optimal), in order to achieve the chewy texture. Otherwise it will be tough and rubbery if its undercooked. During the boiling process, no sugar were added, only water. Sai Kit also ensured that the freshness of the pearls are only up to 3 hours.

All the ingredients are brought in from Taiwan and its safe to consume. Sai Kit emphasized that all ingredients are prepared daily in order to maintain the freshness.

He also ensured that all staffs are well trained.

The one page menu shows the list of drinks that are served here. Price starts from RM4 onward. You can request for toppings add on, and also adjust the sugar level & ice level according to your taste bud. Besides that, some of the drinks can be served hot too.

My ideal choice would be 50% sugar level and standard or 80% ice. 🙂

The list of toppings are pearl (the common order), aloe, coconut jelly, coffee jelly, pudding, grass jelly, fig jelly, red bean, agar pearls. No idea which topping goes well or suitable for your drink? Fret not…the friendly staffs here would be happy to assist you.

Each cup of drink is manually prepared and well shaken, then a machine to seal the top of the cup with plastic cellophane.

  1. Passion Fruit Royal Tea
  2. Elegant Royal Rose Tea
  3. Jadeite Royal Tea
  4. Osmanthus Royal Tea
  5. Apple Royal Tea
  6. Honey Peach Royal Tea

The above list of tea series are thirst quencher, ideal during a hot day. Osmanthus Royal Tea was quite memorable. Its a basic tea without any flavoring. Hence, it also delivers a very fragrant tea flavor. My favorite pick from the above list, would be Elegant Royal Rose Tea. It has a unique flavor combination of tea & rose. Natural rose petals were added to enhance the taste. Feels so feminine.

  1. Taro Milk TeaI love this drink! Milk tea + Taro (Yam)
  2. Grass Jelly Honey TeaA refreshing drink. Grass jelly was smooth and literally slip down your throat as you drink it.
  3. Panda Milk TeaMilk tea (using Early Grey tea as tea base) with pearls and agar pearl. Gives you 2 different kind of chewing texture while you drink.
  4. Cream Crown Winter Melon (refer to the following photo)
  5. Oreo Potted Milk Shakesmooth ice that’s made of whipped cream & milk were layered with oreo on every alternate layers. It gives you a balance mixture of both milk & oreo crunch as you sip through the large straw.
  6. Passion Fruit Smoothieusing the real passion fruit, it is blended with ice till real smooth. Real passion fruit pulp were also included into the drink, to give you a crunchy and fruity feeling.

Cream Crown Winter Melon or any of the Cream Crown series, this is the method to drink it. Using the mini plastic cutter, make a slit on the cover, then you sip through the gap. Why do you drink it this way? To proportionate both creamer (the top layer) & winter melon tea (the bottom layer), would taste nicer this way. Quite special, I felt.

**iced drink may cause the tapioca balls (black pearls) to harden. Therefore its best to consume within one hour.

It was a wonderful journey with varies bubble tea here.

T4 Seremban

No. 301, S2/B13 Uptown Avenue
Seremban.

Tel : 06-601 8671
Operation Hours:
12:00PM – 11:00PM

Thank you T4 for these joyful drinks.

Lunch @Zang Toi Cafe, Freeport A’Famosa Outlet

A visit to Zang Toi Cafe at Freeport A’Famosa Outlet, sometime ago…

Zang Toi Cafe may not be something new to KL folks. Although I’ve been hearing about the affordable price set lunch and how good about the banana chocolate cake,but this was my first time trying it here. HAHAHA….. 😀 😀 *paiseh*

 

Zang Toi Cafe is the ULTIMATE culinary experience with menu carefully curated by the designer himself.

Styled after Zang Toi’s Upper East Side’s apartment, the cafe is crafted into a chic and and elegant outlet, and to exudes the very essence of the Zang Toi brand. It is collision between fashion and food world.

menuSet lunch are priced at RM18.90+ onward. Inclusive of a drink, main course and a dessert. Which I felt pretty reasonable.

Set lunch comes with a small glass of thirst quencher drink, Zang Toi’s Tea Punch. It was very refreshing and nice. It tasted citrus and minty. Wishing for a bigger glass. :-p

WEST 57TH NASI LEMAK CHICKEN

Nasi Lemak served with condiments. Rice and sambal were quite nice. However the fried chicken was quite dry. Probably over-frying.

WEST 57TH NASI LEMAK RENDANG CHICKEN

That piece of rendang chicken was kinda small, I felt. But the taste of it was alright.

ORIGINAL HAINANESE CHICKEN CHOP

I personally like the Hainanese Chicken Chop. Deep fried chicken (not boneless) with sauce served with coleslaw and generous amount of crinkle fries.

Jumbo Sausage with Cheese and Mayo (ala-carte)RM15
Served on NYC Soft Toasted Bun
Iced Cappuccino (ala-carte) RM8.50
For dessert, we were served with BANANA CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH ICE CREAM. This is also their signature dessert. Loving their banana chocolate cake very much. Its so rich, chocolaty and moist. Banana+Chocolate lover would love this cake.
On the other hand, another set lunch was served with LIME TEA CAKE, which turn out to be a disappointing one. It was dry and crumbly.
Click HERE for the menu.
Apart from Zang Toi Cafe, you can shop and dine at Freeport A’Famosa Outlet. However the dining choices are quite limited. There’s Papparich, Merry Brown & KFC.
The outlet is set in an open air mall featuring a lake, fountains, carousel and windmill with architecture loosely themed on Malacca’s Dutch heritage.
Adults with children can go on a free merry go round (carousel) ride here.
Selfie with Jet while waiting for grandma who’s doing shopping here.
Comparing Freeport with Mitsui, I preferred Mitsui Outlet lar.
Pros:-
Nice colorful buildings
Got water fountain & free carousel ride
Cons:-
Aircond only available when you step into shops
Brand selections are quite limited.
Freeport A’Famosa Outlet
Jalan Kemus
Simpang Empat
78000 Alor Gajah

Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro

Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro open since April 2016. Located at the popular spot in Seremban 2, at Uptown Avenue. – a new western concept pub with a bar downstairs for a quiet drink and dinner. A sports bar upstairs with pool & 5 TV’s.

a drink at the lounge

one can enjoy a drink at the lounge.

Tall chairs seating area onlooking the main road.

A simple setup which gives me the ‘retro’ kind of atmosphere. On certain occasion, there would be live band performance here. Do check out their Facebook page for latest updates.

draught beer, bottled beer, jugs and tower beer are all served here.

I like the plaque saying “Keep Calm & Drink Beer”.

We were served with main course, burger and snack.

At Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro, its not just a variety of beers, but also food. The young and talented Chef William specializes in Western Food. So, it is not just a bar but also a place to eat good comfort food. Chef William also emphasized that no coloring ingredients were use in his cooking or dressing.

Chicken Chop – RM20.90

Grilled whole chicken thigh served with mashed potato and blanched vegetables.

Grilled Salmon – RM36.90

A thick slab of grilled salmon served with mashed potato and blanched vegetables.

Fish & Chip – RM20.90

Fried battered fish served with crinkled cut fries and some refreshing fruits salad.

They uses Dory fish for the Fish & Chip.

Jumbo Sausage Burger – RM18.90

Jumbo sausage burger drizzled with light mayonnaise sauce, served with crinkled cut fries and fruits salad.

Lamb Chop – RM30.90

Lamb was grill to perfection, served with mashed potato and blanched vegetables.

Grilled Sausages – RM11.90

Grilled sausage with a hint of black pepper would be a great beer pairing snack.

I would like to thank Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro for extending the invite.

Lastly, “Keep Calm & Drink Beer ehh”.

Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro

346 Jalan S2 B8, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Business Hours :

Tue-Fri:
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat-Sun:
6:00 pm – 2:30 am