The so-called ‘food marathon’ to celebrate my birthday!

Our initial plan was to eat, window shop and watch a movie.

I was suppose to wake up at 9.30am. And as usual I will wake up earlier then Alex…because I very ‘MO’. We also planned to go out at around 10.30am.

Unfortunately….I missed the alarm, I overslept and suddenly awake, realized it was already 11.30am!! OMG!! We’ve missed our breakfast session!!

I got up quickly, groom myself (apply ICI paint, etc..). By the time we arrived Pavilion, KL already noon. Haihh…Therefore Alex and I decided not to watch movie, instead we had a so-called food marathon. But only began from lunch. 😀

I brought along my copy of Worthy Book and decided to utilize it.

1) Café Takahashi, Tokyo Street Pavilion KL

Café Takahashi is a Japanese ala Italian restaurant.

(From Worthy Book-page 76)

Enjoy a Birthday treat. 30% off Total Bill. (7 days before and after birthday)

Mango Soda – RM7.90

Ordinary soda drink with mango flavor puree.

Apple Mojito – RM9.90

The Mojito is not as good as the one I had from Bumbu Bali.

Kimuchi Soup – RM7.90

Creamy Salmon Spinach Spaghetti – RM26.90

Not a memorable pasta I had. Unlike the one I had from The Vanilla Place.

‘Thin Crust’ BBQ Smoked Duck Pizza – RM26.90

I reckon the slices of smoked duck was good. Nothing more. The thin crust not as good as the one I had from WATAMI Japanese Casual Restaurant.

Overall Rating : 5/10

Cafe Takahashi
Level 6, Tokyo Street
No 6.24.1B Pavilion KL Shopping Mall,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2163 6454
Fax: 03 2143 9454
(Halal)

2) Hui Lau Shan, Pavilion KL

I reserved some space for my after meal dessert. I heard many people commenting about Hui Lau Shan when it first opened at 1 Utama. HLS is Hong Kong’s popular dessert chain. HLS Pavilion is their 4th outlet in Malaysia.

Too bad that I’ve not tried the original ones in Hong Kong. Therefore I can’t make the comparison.

Good lighting. Perfect for photographs. Ya…I am a dreamer! kekeke…

Talk to the food first…. ^_^

Mango Feast – RM12.90

ideal for 2 eaters and mango fans.

(From Left): Vanilla ice cream bar with mango cubes coated on biscuit crumbs, Mango ice cream and mango cubes on coconut flavor jelly strips (like chee cheong fun), Mango Cubes and glutinous rice balls in mango puree .

Overall Rating : 8/10

Hui Lau Shan
Lot 6.43.00, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
(Halal)

3) Gelatomio Lounge

(From Worthy Book-page 44)

Purchase 1 Regular Cup, Free 1 scoop.

Gelatomio is located in front of FOREVER 21

I got 3+1 scoops of creamy and dense gelato for RM10.90.

If you can’t take milk, they have soy based ice cream too.

Gelatomio Lounge
Lot No. : P4.17.00, Level 4
Website : www.gelatomio.com
(Halal)

4) Lot 10 Hutong

I’ve blogged about Lot 10 Hutong sometime ago. I thought it would be a great place for dinner with good choices of food from varies states. Especially the Hokkien mee from Petaling Street. I don’t need to go all the way to Petaling Street to eat that. I can get it here. Though the price is slightly higher..but I can eat comfortably arr…

(Petaling Street Kim Liam Kee) Hokkien Mee – RM8.90

Glossy and cukup hitam is my choice of hokkien mee. And of course with the sufficient ‘wok hei’.

Penang Char Kuey Teow with Duck Egg (Ho Weng Kee) – RM9.80

A plate of char kuey teow consist of Chinese sausages, plump juicy cockles, fat bean sprout and 2 pcs of average size prawn.

Meat Ball Soup (Imbi Road Original Pork Noodle) – RM7.90

Overall Rating – 9/10

Lot 10 Hutong
Lower Ground Floor, Lot 10, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 
Kuala Lumpur

(Non-Halal)

5) Snowflake

To call off a day, we went to Snowflake, Taiwanese dessert. Its one of my favorite pick here.

Snowflake Bestseller – RM6.90

Grass jelly shaved ice topped with Taro balls and a layer of grass jelly.

Snowflake
Level 4, Pavilion KL (outside Padini Concept Store)
(Halal)
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Mochi Sweets @ The Gardens Mall

Mochi Sweets first landed on the sunny shores of Malaysia on 29 July 2011. Brought all the way from Japan. Made from glutinous rice flour, pure extraction of fruits, kidney bean and fresh cream.

My first purchase of Mochi Sweets was from the very first outlet in Malaysia..at Tokyo Street, Pavilion. My curiosity made me bought 2 pieces (1 for myself and 1 for Alex) when I saw the big crowd making their purchase. I like mochi..but this is not those Chinese version punya mochi. (with grounded peanuts and sugar as filling). This is like those Japanese version punya mochi. In my opinion, this is the best mochi that I’ve tasted. (perhaps you may have tasted a better one?)

Before consume, please read the instruction. (so mafarn…eat oso need to read instructions!) *smack head* I’m warning you on this because…ME..did not read the instruction. (probably because I ate inside the car during night, dark2..wouldn’t bother to notice there’s an instruction sticker) . So, the texture was quite hard. And I even told Alex..how come its like eating ‘ice cream’ de?? (but still taste nice oso lar) After I reached home only I saw the instruction sticker. *smack head*

“read instructions”

During the gals outing at MidValley & The Gardens Mall, I decided to get a box of Mochi Sweets. And I successfully ‘poisoned’ my other 3 gfs..to buy too! Wahaha…

Note : Sorry photos below I curi borrow from Mochi Sweets FB page.

Price for box of 6 and 12. (price may vary if you decided to choose your own flavors in a box. )

These mochi’s size are approximately 5-6cm diameter. And the filling is generous too!

The menu. Price range from RM3.50 to RM4. They’ve now introduced a new flavor. “Black Sesame”.

Good news! With every purchase of 6pcs..you are entitle to get a piece of Black Sesame Mochi for free. Erm…still got 3 more days for you to grab this deal before it ends rite? ^^

See…told you rite? Each with their happy & satisfied purchase! haha..

My box of treasure. I like the gooey and not hard texture. Of course with the generous amount of fillings. Each flavor taste differently. To me..all the flavors are good! RM3.50-4 may sound not cheap for a piece of mochi. But I think its worth trying. ♥♥♥  😉

Locations:
• Tokyo Street @ Pavilion (Lot No. P6.15.00, Level 6)
• The Gardens Mall (Lot S-K01, 2nd Floor)
• 1 Utama (Lot GK-102, Ground Floor)
• Sunway Pyramid (Lot F1-100C, 1st Floor, Orange Atrium)

Time for Gelato @ Gelato Cafe, Seremban

After my dinner at Ding Cha Cafe, I decided to continue with dessert.

I walked few doors away to this Gelato Cafe which is also quite new. (around 2 months) Serving Gelato, an ice cream from Italy.

What is Gelato?

(source from Caffe Gelato)

1) Gelato has significantly less butterfat than ice cream’s typical 18 and 26 percent. However, less fat does not mean less taste. With the lower butterfat content, gelato is less solidly frozen than ice cream and melts in the mouth faster.

2) Gelato has a much higher density than ice cream. Ice cream is produced by mixing cream, milk and sugar, then adding air. Manufacturers add air to ice cream because it nearly doubles the quantity of their product. But, it cuts their quality in half. No air is added to gelato. The result is a higher quality dessert with a richer, creamier taste.

3) Gelato is served slightly warmer than ice cream. While both gelato and ice cream are served well below the freezing temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, gelato is served 10 to 15 degrees warmer than ice cream. Because it is less solidly frozen, gelato’s taste is further enhanced as it melts in the mouth.

Most of the ‘good’ flavors are almost finish. So laku..look at the about to empty trays. If you can’t decide which flavor to choose…well they do give free sampling. Just like other gelato kiosk in KL.

Mummy picking up some real fruits flavors

RM3.50 for a compact single scoop. Its creamy, smooth and rich in flavors.

Not just Gelato…they do serve other food and snack as well as drinks. The menu above is suitable for Vegetarian.

Mummy concentrating on the menu…to see what she can order in future ^^

Not enough with just single scoop. I then return the following day with hubby and Sis…HAHAHA…This photo was taken during ‘Earth Hour’! They switched off most of the lights.

Haha…on 2nd day, I went for 2 scoops! (this is how I’m getting fatter!) =_=

My friend commented that I have sweet tooth. Well..she’s absolutely right. When I’m feeling down, anything sweet will definitely made my day. And chocolate is my favorite. Chocolate ice cream, chocolate cakes…….

Gelato Cafe
No. 337, Ground Floor,
Jalan S2B8,
Uptown Avenue,
70300 Seremban.
(Closed on Thursday)

 Remark: This restaurant has closed down. Thank you.

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt again…..

Having the same thought…..

All 3 of us agreed to  Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt for our tea break.

just like this tagline…we are the happy customer with great satisfaction!

These was during month of February. And the seasonal flavor on that particular month was Belgium Chocolate & Strawberry. I’ve tried both flavors days earlier. (both were good) Therefore this round…we decided to go for ORI flavor. The original yogurt flavor with 1 topping (RM9.90). PEACH for myself. BLUEBERRY for Ashley. OREO for Wanyi. Look at the generous amount of topping we were given.

3 beautiful cups of Frozen Yogurt in-line for their photoshoot! ^^

The barn like design is nice to have some lovely shots.

Irene, the owl was guarding the cups of frozen yogurt.

Irene is still eyeing on the Froyo. Hmm…probably she likes Peach topping.

Then, Maria the ‘meh meh’ sheep was tempted to have some too.

No choice…Ashley has to feed the old owl…..

Yeah…we  Moo Cow!!

 

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt
Lot T-K02, 3rd Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Mid Valley City,
Kuala Lumpur
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BreakTime @BlackBall Taiwanese Tea & Dessert, SS15

I’ve heard some positive reviews about this place. BlackBall, serving Taiwanese Tea & Dessert. When it comes to Taiwan dessert…I always got the urge to try. Currently there are 4 outlets in Klang Valley, 3 in JB, 2 in Penang and 1 will be opening in Melaka. I knew there’s an outlet located at Subang SS15, quite convenient to me. Without much hesitation, I made my way there. Yalah….I want to compare theirs with Snowflake ma. ^^

Well..I won’t be writing about their infos, history and so on. Its all well explained in their webbie. So, lets take a look at the food photos here.

The concept is just like the other competitors. Self service. Place an order, pay and wait for your order.

BlackBall Wintermelon – RM6.90

Its a new introductory. Not sure whether is this a seasonal item. However I reckon its quite special. What we often sees are usually ‘grass jelly’. Instead of grass jelly, here they have Wintermelon jelly. It tasted good. A bowl of icy dessert with complete (sufficient) toppings. Both my beloved ‘taro balls’ and ‘pearls’ are there.

Anything printed with the word ‘signature’, I assume its ‘recommended’. Snowflake named it as ‘Bestseller’. Here, they named it as BlackBall Signature – RM6.50. Well…you can choose either cold or hot. The BlackBall Signature combines grass jelly ice, taro ball, taro Q, red bean, pearl and topped with grass jelly.

Added creamer

Pearls are chewy. Same goes to the taro balls. Though the taro balls are chewy, somehow its lack of flavor. Hardly taste the flavor of the sweet potato and taro(yam).

Other than desserts, they served drinks(tea) too.

(from left) Boba Milk Tea – RM5.90 (average)

QQ Cranberry Lemon Juice – RM5.90 (a lil sourish & very refreshing)

Winter Melon Tea with Sky Pearl – RM5.90 (good choice for winter melon fans)

Overall Rating – 6.5/10 (Based on individual preferences)

BlackBall Original Taiwanese Tea & Dessert
63G, Jalan SS15/8A, 
Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: 0123719037
Website

ZenQ Dessert @ Sunway Pyramid

We often heard about the popular Snowflake dessert. But these days we are getting more and more of the cloning ones. (sorry to say that). What I like most about these desserts is the ‘taro balls’. Originally from Taiwan. And I’ve had a good one at Jiufen, Taiwan. So, basically I’ll be grading them base on the ‘taro balls’. hehehe….then the pearls, then the milk tea.

I spotted ZenQ located near Burger King of Sunway Pyramid and I decided to give it a try. Well…actually I’m trying to compare if there’s anyone able to beat Snowflake.

ZenQ serving both cold and hot desserts. Not forgetting drinks as well.

The popular Taiwanese dessert, here I got myself a bowl of ZenQ MySignature for RM7.50. Beneath is the Grass Jelly ice, topped with a layer of Grass Jelly and complemented with their chewy brown sugar coated Pearls and the jelly-textured starch noodles. Not forgetting also Q Yuan (taro balls). Each color are made from different ingredient. Orange = Sweet Potato, White = Yam, Green = Green Tea/Matcha.

Added creamer.

A closer look on this ‘grass jelly series’. Since I’m emphasizing on the taro balls…I would say that ZenQ’s taro balls are below average. I felt that its lack of the ‘chewy-ness’ lar. Moreover I would suggest you not to add the creamer. It became so ‘pekat’ (concentrated) before I could finish half. **quite geli lor**

For drink, I’ve tried ‘Passion fruit Green Tea-RM4.90’ and ‘Aiyu Baby Pearl Winter Melon Tea-RM5.90’. I reckon ‘Aiyu Baby Pearl Winter Melon Tea’ is not bad. Aromatic winter melon tea and whereby you can chew the chewy baby pearls, crunchy basil seeds and jelly noodles.

***Unfortunately the dessert above did not meet my expectation….

ZenQ Desserts
Sunway Pyramid
F1.15 & F1.16c
(Located beside Burger King)
Website

Tutti Frutti Froyo @ Seremban 2

Since my parent’s house is at Seremban 2, I would love to explore all the makan spot here (if possible). What I like about Seremban 2 is I don’t need to travel down town, yet still able to get most of the stuff here. ^^

Frozen Yogurt (Froyo) is getting popular these days. Everybody is cautious about the healthier way for desserts. Unfortunately, in Seremban we have very limited choice. Here, the recent one is Tutti Frutti. Its a franchise network which are growing very fast. In Malaysia….since year 2009 up to today, they have like around 104 outlets. Tutti Frutti (Malaysia ) is a company within the NAZA Group of Companies.

The Health Benefits of Froyo
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Prevents constipation, diarrhea and bloating
  • Prevents colon cancer
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves mineral absorption
  • Prevents harmful bacteria
  • Promotes health bacteria and enzymes that are good for the body

What is special about Tutti Frutti?

Guess its because they have varieties of flavors and its self-served yogurt.

What does it mean by self-served yogurt?

Get a cup size (3 sizes to choose)–> Choose Flavor (pump your desired yogurt flavor from dispenser)–> Add Toppings (choose any toppings that you like from the counter)–> Weight and Pay.

A row of yogurt dispensers which able to control the temperature and consistency of these frozen yogurt. Each dispenser filled with different flavors.

Step 1 – Select a cup (from 3 sizes). The steps are clearly shown in the store. And the steps are as easy as ABC rite?

Step 2 – Dispense & Mix Frozen Yogurt. Chose the flavors and getting help from my brother to dispense into the cup. Well…you are able to mix many flavors in a cup too.

Assorted toppings. Looking colorful….

Step 3 – Pick Favorite Toppings. I want to add ‘nata de coco’! hehe…

Would you like to have some glazing??

Step 4 – Weigh & Pay.  Price is RM5.30/100g.

My cups of Froyo for the day. Sadly their Froyo is below average 😦

Not creamy. Not smooth. Not dense. Melts pretty quick too….

However its a nice place to hang out with friends and family. It will be fun to create your own cup of frozen yogurt!

 
 
Tutti Frutti
No 334-G,
Jalan S2 B8,
Uptown Avenue,
70300 Seremban 2, Negeri Sembilan.
(same row with Papparich)
Website
 
Remark: This restaurant has closed down. Thank you.

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt, The Gardens Mall

Old MacDonald had a farm, EE-I-EE-I-O.
And on that farm he had a cow, EE-I-EE-I-O.
With a moo moo here and a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm, EE-I-EE-I-O………

I’m singing to this nursery rhyme……

Moo Cow reminds me of this nursery rhyme…..

Frozen yogurt became popular in KL.  Frozen yogurt usually consists of milk solids, some kind of sweetener, milk fat, yogurt culture, coloring, and flavoring. Hence its lesser calories compared to ice cream. Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt is a new brand in Malaysia, began to expand its business over shopping malls.

Ashley and Wanyi been telling me how good it is….

Therefore I decided to give it a try…ya, at least once..else you wouldn’t know.

A farm like eating area. (with cloud shaped lights)

This Moo Moo Cow is the main character. I noticed…each outlet has different color cow.

Hhmm…I feel like I’m in a barnyard…

Place your order here. Steps shown on how to place your order. (self service basis)

Free sampling. You may sample the flavors first before placing your order. Wanyi busy sampling. While Ashley chup-ing a seat. Then Melissa busy taking photos ^^

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt in the yummy original or seasonal flavor.  You can add toppings of your choice! There were quite a number of choice of toppings.

Instead of the original flavor, we chose the seasonal flavor. The seasonal flavor for this month is Cinnamon and Rootbeer. After sampling it, we decided to go for Cinnamon. Cinnamon flavour + 1 topping priced at RM11.90. If you like to have additional topping, just top up another RM1.

Here, our choice of topping is Oreo Crumbs. Moo Cow frozen yogurt is creamy, smooth and dense! It has good consistency…even till the last spoon..the texture still remain same. I meant, it did not turn watery.

Wanyi, the bride to be is in the house! Looking forward to her wed this weekend….

Do you love Moo Cow?  YES! I certainly Moo Cow….

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt
Lot T-K02, 3rd Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Mid Valley City,
Kuala Lumpur
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Food Galore @ Bazaar Ramadhan, Seremban 2

Selamat Hari Raya in around 2 weeks. The Ramadhan month, the Muslims around the world are compulsory to fast a month. Ramadhan is the 9th month according to the Islamic calendar, holiest month in the Islamic calendar. During month of Ramadhan, we can see that most of the restaurants, hotels being competitive in offering their best BUKA PUASA TREAT.

This is the time where the traders busy setting up stalls at Bazaar. Which we called Bazaar Ramadhan. Here, you can find stalls selling varieties of mouth-watering food and drinks for the breaking of fast. These are different from night markets in the sense that these Ramadhan Bazaars sell mostly food and drinks for the breaking of fast. Hence, the bazaars normally will be open daily from 4pm and closes at about 7.15pm (right before the breaking of fast).

Yeah…I know.Its time to put on weight! Add extra kilos please…. ^^

Since 8TV commercial has added some     restriction when you are at Bazaar Ramadhan, therefore I’m obeying it. Imma Chinese girl too…
1) Do not wear revealing clothes.
– See…me no dress sexily huh…(PASSED)
2) Do not be loud or obnoxious.
– I did follow o..I talked soft soft..just like a cat (PASSED)
3) Do be polite and discreet.
– I did say ‘Thank You’. See…pakcik is smiling happily… (PASSED)
4) Do not be greedy.
– Ahh..couldn’t pass. Too many nice food. Can’t resist. (FAILED) 😦
I better be early before it gets crowded here. I went to this bazaar which is just a walking distance from my house, at Garden Homes Seremban 2. Go around 4.30pm will be the best time.
Lets see what I managed to share here. Unfortunately did not manage to cover all types of food. So sorry…..
Grilled Chicken (Ayam Percik) – a popular Malay dish. Chicken were marinated with spicy coconut gravy and cooked traditionally over a charcoal fire. Originated from Kelantan.

Ikan Bakar with sambal
Ikan Bakar berempah
BBQ Chicken Wings selling at RM2.20/ piece
Otak Otak
Nasi Ayam Goreng Berempah
Nasi Ayam (Ayam Percik)
Mee Rebus
The economy Fried Mee and Fried Kuey Teow at RM2
Hmmm….interesting Murtabak
Assorted Lauk Pauk
Kebab Ayam & Daging
Cucur Udang at RM3.50 (shrimp fritters served with special chili sauce)
Assorted Kuih Muih
Mini Burger filled with spicy sambal and cucumber. There are many names for this kuih. My mom’s favorite. And she named it ‘BOM’…haha..
Another stall of kuihs
Tepung Pelita – (Double layered rice flour dessert) Traditional Malay kuih. Creamy top (from the coconut milk) and sweet bottom.
Putu Piring – steamed rice cakes filled with gula Melaka(palm sugar) and serves it with grated coconut. (flat shape like a plate)
Putu Piring – steamed rice cakes filled with gula Melaka(palm sugar) and serves it with grated coconut. (cylindrical shape)
Kek Batik & Cempedak Goreng
Freshly made Onde-Onde (made from glutinous rice flour filled with palm sugar and coated with coconut on the outside)
Not forgetting to quench our thirst with these colorful drinks. TOO COLORFUL!
A big packet of drink for RM2.50. Remember to request for ‘kurang manis’!
The fasting month of Ramadan ends when the new moon is sighted (1st of Shawal month) with a Muslim festival known as Aidil Fitri or Hari Raya Puasa.
So, have you visited your nearest Bazaar Ramadhan to enjoy the Food Galore?

Dinner @ After 5 Uptown Cafe, Seremban 2

Another new hangout place for the youngsters. Erm…I shouldn’t say it new anymore. Because previously it was closed for renovation and now it has resumed its business since 28th June 2011. I noticed the number of cafes started to bloom here in Seremban. Yah…that’s good for me 🙂

I visited this cafe before and after the renovation. I’m not too sure whether did the management changed as well. Apparently, the whole menu was totally different from last time. Moreover they no longer serving pork dishes. *SIGH* (I like porky wor….)

Yeap….its HALAL now!!

Honestly I do not like the new menu. I hardly decide what to eat. There wasn’t much choice for me to choose. Why?? 65% of the menu comprised of desserts and drinks. Snacks and main course are the remaining 35%.  *Geez*

Cute Menu

The ambiance (sorry for the poor resolution)

Part of the dessert pages from menu. I’m tempted to try all of them. Hehehe….

By the way; minutes after the waitress took our order, then I remember that I should inform them to serve my dessert ‘after meal’. Unfortunately the waitress told me that my order already sent to the kitchen. Can’t change. **Huh…can’t do anything?? It was just like a minute wor…so fast they have done it meh???** Fine…I don’t blame her. Its the employer’s fault!! “Untrained staff”. Should ask  customers whether to serve dessert before or after meal….

Honeydew Pudding Snow – RM8.50 (recommended)

This ice dessert was served as the very first item. Being worried that the ice will melt fast; I was so hooked up to it. Bottom layer consist of pearls and sago then overlay with mango flavored pudding. Covered with crushed ice, smothered with fragrant gula melaka and topped with honeydew & passion fruit. Quite unique.

Grass Jelly with Taro Balls – RM5.90

Sorry to say….this is way different from SNOWFLAKES! Booo…

Need to improve… (I don’t mean to be bias ya)

Pomelo Plum – RM5.90 (recommended)

A refreshing drink indeed!

Ice Honey Lemon – RM5.00

Ice Lime Tea – RM4.00

Chicken Chop Rice – RM11.90 (so so only)

Seafood Kuey Teow Soup – RM10.90

At least this is better than my chicken chop rice ler..  The prawns were fresh. However I felt that the soup is alil bland. If only an extra pinch of salt to it would be even better.

Lala Soup Noodles – RM8.90

Dry Noodles (with Kimchi) – RM6.90

Just ignored the Kimchi, the noodles would be great! Because the Kimchi taste weird.

Food : 5/10

Service : 6/10

Price : 5/10

After 5 Uptown Cafe

298, Jalan S2 B13,
Seksyen B, Uptown Avenue,
Seremban 2
70300 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan
Tel : 06-6017947
Business Hour : Tuesday – Sunday (5pm – 1am)