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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. ūüėÄ

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)

Lunch @ Coffee Chemistry Signature, First Subang Mall

2-Course Western Meal: Grilled Salmon Steak, Classic Roasted Lamb Shoulder, OR More + Dessert at Coffee Chemistry Signature, First Subang Mall for 2 (RM39).

Managed to grab this deal from Groupon.

Alex and I decided to redeem the coupon to settle our lunch.

Coffee Chemistry Signature is available at First Subang Mall since January 2011. If I’m not mistaken, before this..they were located at Sunway Giza.

Since their name come with the word ‘Coffee’, so I assume they served good quality coffee. And I also read several positive reviews about their coffee.

This deal does not come with drinks. Therefore we browse through the menu serving varieties of fusion food and drinks, we ordered a drink for ourselves.

At the entrance of Coffee Chemistry Signature.

Its quite obvious as you come up from the escalator. Its on your right hand side.

Counter where barristers prepares the drinks.

I noticed that their ceiling is quite nice, with decorative lights.

‚ô• with love

Alex ordered Ice Lemon Tea. The ice lemon tea that I usually order has strong tea taste but lack of lemon taste. Eventually, over here its the other way round. Not much of tea taste, but strong flavors of lemon. Which I think its not bad also la…

I ordered a cuppa Cafe’ Mocha – RM8.50 for myself. Rich and aromatic drink with nice coffee art.

Happily admiring my drink. But feel so ‘sayang’ to damage the art…. @_@

For the main course, there were total of 5 choices applicable for Groupon user.

I chose Grilled Salmon Steak, served with mashed potato and vegetables. The yellow gravy that you saw on plate is not oil but its maltaise sauce. Good match with the salmon. Unfortunately I felt that my salmon is slightly overcooked. But I do like their mashed potato. Very smooth and buttery.

Alex chose Grilled Chicken Chop served with homemade mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes and vegetables. I like the mushroom sauce but not the chicken. I find it slightly overcooked as well. Because the meat is abit dry.

For dessert, it comes with Brownie in ice cream. The brownie is warm and moist. It tasted great together with vanilla ice cream.

And Affogato. Espresso topped with vanilla ice cream. This is absolutely good for coffee lovers. Rich flavors which gives you the ‘umhhppp’!!

Verdict : I would love to return for their coffee! ^_^

Coffee Chemistry Signature
First Subang Mall, 
Jalan SS15/4G,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel No: +603-5612 2299 / +6012-667 7512
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday (10am – 11pm)
GPS Coordinates: 3.077759, 101.586562

Lunch @ Delicious, Mid Valley Megamall

Often heard about this place. Used to passed by this place. But have not tried their food. When I meet up with both my UNI buddies, Sheima and Susan at Midvalley…Sheima then suggested this place, Delicious..a chain store.

I thought it would be a…good idea!

At Delicious, you may choose to dine indoor or outdoor. Outdoor look more spacious to us, so we decided outdoor. This place seems cozy.

The bright exterior creates beautiful and contrast outcome. I like the way they furnished their restaurant.

Makcit Sheima and her handsome son, Afy reading the ‘no photos attached’ menu. ¬†Sheima and I often call each other ‘Makcit’. Because we both are so ‘auntie’. LOL

Their menu is so simple! Just names and prices.

Aglio Olio Spaghettini + Add Seafood = RM24.80

Something light and simple. Prawns were fresh and crunchy. However squids were …hhmmm…’rubbery’! Not recommended.

Napolicious a Creamy Tomato based Spaghettini with Beef Bacon Chicken StripsRM20.90 

Rich in tomato gravy. Serving was quite big too.

Classic Beef Lasagne – RM20.90

Rich flavors, very cheesy and meaty!

Fish & Chips (from Kids Menu) served with Carrot and Cucumber Sticks RM12.90

Crispy Fried Mushroom – RM13.90

I was tempted by the long list desserts printed on the menu. Hardly decide one. If only I could order more. Unfortunately, a wrong choice was made! *sigh.

Berrilicious Chocolate Pavlova РRM13.90  Not recommended.

Appearance can deceive. Looks pretty..but tasted below average.  All I could taste was just the rocky, thick and airy meringue topped with thick cream.  Moreover strawberries are so sour =_=

Both Sheima and Susan are my good friends during UNI days. We took the same course, went to class together, joke together. Moreover Sheima was also my roommate. Both of them are now blessed with 2 kids. Had a great time with them. It was nice to hear from them. Knowing that they are now doing well. Though we hardly meet or talk these days…but we still put an effort to meet. Well its the heart that counts.

Afy is so leng cai…Ya..obviously he knew the camera was onto him =p

Food : 6/10 (good presentation..but some food are just average)

Price : 5/10 

Ambiance : 7/10

Delicious
Lot G(E)-011 & G-001, Ground Floor, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
T: 603 2287 5770  F: 603 2287 8670
Website

Lunch @ Zouk Cafe Bar, The Gardens Mall

Its a new place to us. Though we walked passed this place several times. Then an opportunity came. The discounted deal. We thought this could be a good chance for us to try the food here.

With groupon’s deal of just RM19… What am I getting here?

Zouk Cafe Bar Burger or Spaghetti Bolognese + Free Flow Soft Drink.

We are the Burger Aunties Ladies!! All 3 of us chose burger instead of pasta :-p

 The modern yet sophisticated design gave me the urge to try the food.

We made ourselves comfortable. The environment plus the ambiance here is good. Nice place to catch up with friends. Erm…but not a romantic place lar…

¬†Good hospitality during our visit. Our drinks were refilled constantly without any reminder. **and that ‘somebody’ was so thirsty lo…**

¬†I’ve read some blogs mentioned that the service here is VERY SLOW & Inefficient. However during our visit, it was fine. Food served pretty quick and quite efficient too.

Assorted cakes are served here. Hope to return for their cakes ^^

 

Wanyi’s choice of Beef Burger

Zouk Cafe Bar Burger served together with coleslaw and french fries. Looks good…too bad, the beef patty was quite dry.

Ashley and I chose Chicken Burger. Apart from the french fries and coleslaw…the burger was so so only. ¬†I felt the lack of juiciness on the meat patties.

 The collapsing burger tower.

¬†Ashley had a tough time handling the ‘tower’.

¬†We thought it wouldn’t be enough….so, we ordered an additional plate of Fish Fingers from the menu for RM15++. The fried fish fingers were good. Crispy batter and not too oily.

The potential Zouk Ambassador??? LMAO!!

Food : 6.5/10

Price : 6/10

Ambiance : 8/10

Zouk Cafe Bar
Lot G-223, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall
Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2288 1997
Website

Lunch @ Overtime Bar & Restaurant, Seremban

Honey…I’ll be home late, today..OVERTIME.

Definition of ‘Overtime’

-working time ¬†before or after one’s regularly scheduled working hours; extra working time.

Today, the understanding of ‘Overtime’ is different.

Here, I’m referring to Overtime Bar & Restaurant. Its nothing related to work. Hence Overtime has became a popular hangout place. There are so many outlets in Klang Valley.

Overtime is known for their very own STARKER fresh beer. Starker fresh beer is made especially for Malaysian to have a taste of fresh beer that is rare especially in the Malaysian market. The taste palate of starker fresh beer is formulated to suit the lifestyle and eating habits of Malaysian to go well with most of Malaysia’s local cuisine.

Well…good news to Seremban folks. Overtime is now in Seremban. Open its door for business since end of year 2011.

The Interior.

Well..if you are here at night, you’ll be entertain with live band too.

During Chinese New Year break, me and my high school friends decided to meet at Overtime…(a new place for us here). Though everyone is busy all the time…we hardly meet. But we will usually try our best to at least meet during CNY.

We were there at 12pm(opening time). And they were having the promo of (buy 1 free 1 pint) from 12-7pm daily. Here I chose ‘Aromatic’. Golden yellow in appearance, a medium bodied beer with fresh fruity hints and herbal aroma. Malty-sweet in taste with apparent citrus notes, leading to a refreshingly clean and crisp after-taste.

Not bad…the taste wasn’t too strong and its smooth. For 1st timer…you may choose this.

Let’s see what we’ve ordered.

Sang Har Yi Mien – RM28

Crispy noodles soaked in flavorful sauce.

The gravy was just average while the prawn was not fresh.  =_=

Duck Alfredo – RM19

Fettuccine Pasta tossed in traditional Alfredo sauce with Parmesan cheese and topped with sliced smoked duck.

The smoked duck itself tasted quite well. While for pasta…*sigh* so bland!!

Crispy Pork Knuckle – RM52

Pork knuckle marinated in chef’s secret and deep fried until the skin is crisp.

(RECOMMENDED!) This is the best among the other 2 above. The skin is indeed crispy. While the meat is tender and not overcooked. Moreover the portion was BIG!

~~~~~~till me we meet again….

Overtime Bar & Restaurant
28 & 29, Jalan MPK 6,
Medan Perdagangan Kepayang,
70200 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan
MAP
Website : http://my.overtime.asia/
 
Remark: This restaurant has closed down. Thank you.

Supper @ Bumbu Bali, Bandar Puteri Puchong

Alex & I had our dinner much early that day. By 9pm, we started to feel a lil hungry. “Little” ya…. hahaha.. After visiting Puchong Avenue, Alex decided to go rounding at Bandar Puteri Puchong and he asked me to choose a makan place. Hmm…shabu shabu? NO..thats too heavy! Crabs le? There got cheap cheap crab le… NO Crabs at this hour la…. Taiwan food le? Received only echo…. means not an option lo… you decide la….

Bumbu Bali is the corner lot of a multiple story building, successfully attracts our attention. We’ve not been to Bali, but dining in a Bali theme restaurant sounds good to me – pun jadi jugak la… I’ve watched Bali food from TV. Somehow this was the first time of me experiencing the real food. Looking at the food prices stated on the menu may be abit pricey. But a satisfaction from the after meal, hmm…consider worth!

The dim & warm lighting made me feel quite ‘warm’ too. ¬† =_=

hmm…this place do attracts quite a number of crowd too.

Dining in a Balinese ambiance…

Stairway to first floor. Using Balinese umbrella is quite creative!

oil-lamp in a bowl of water with some flower petals, looked romantic huh..

Looking through the extensive menu from assorted drinks and food, everything seems to look delicious. Made me had some hard time to make a choice.

Alex ordered Barley Lime – RM5. A refreshing drink which has a good taste of barley and lime. Unlike some places serving dilute barley.

Then, I chose something interesting. Cucumber & Passion Mojito – RM13. It was a superb drink. I personally likes it very much. I like the crunchiness that I’m getting from the cucumber on every sip of drink. Ya..of course its refreshing too.

We chose something light, Bali Trio – RM42. A big appetizing platter combo¬† filled with deep fried calamari, chicken wings and sate lilit. Served with 3 different types of sauce: tartar, chili+lemon grass+spring onions+oil, spicy sambal. — a perfect order!

Sate Lilit is commonly known as minced seafood satay wrapped around a cleaned lemon grass (serai). The grilled chicken wings were so good which left me without any complains. Chicken wings were well marinated with rich spices, a lil char skin with juicy tender meat. While for the fried calamari, the batter is so crispy and not really oily though. Both sate lilit and grilled chicken wings having rich flavors and spices which you may ignore dipping any sauce.

**A place worth trying. Will return to try more dishes and also the rice. **

 
 
 
Bumbu Bali @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

 18 and 18-1, Jalan Persiaran 1,

Bandar Puteri Puchong,
47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: 03 Р8061 8699

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 ūüôā

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)

PappaRich has arrived Seremban

Papparich has now landed in Seremban town!! Something to glamor about lor…For the past whole month, its always crowded. Especially during peak hours. New stuff, new place, everyone will be buzzing there. I remembered there’s one night, I went there with my mom & brother at about 9pm. We need to wait to get a seat. Not only that, I wasn’t dare to order any food (worried I may need to wait long). Therefore all 3 of us only ordered drinks. Hence it took 30 minutes for the drinks to be served!! Quite pissed oso lar…Moreover they hired mostly foreign workers…it was like a hen talking to duck (kai tung arp kong). He don’t understand my question and I hardly understand his reply….. DUHHHHH

Last Saturday, Sin Wei and I met up for breakfast. As a token of appreciation, she offered to treat me breakfast at Papparich.  Ahh..that would be good enough.

You would much prefer to dine in the morning. We were there at 9am and there were only few tables of customers.

Dry Koay Teow with Prawns & Chicken Slices – RM9.90

Flat rice noodles served with tasty sweet sauce, prawns and chicken slices.

Teochew Chicken Siew Mai – RM5.80 (so so only)

Pappa Wholemeal Steam with Margarine & Kaya – RM4.20

Coffee – RM3.20

Milo Dinosaur – RM5.50 (recommended)

PappaRich Seremban 2
No. 339 & 340, Jalan 2 B8,
Seksyen B, Seremban 2
70100 Seremban
Tel: +606 6011 686
Website : PappaRich

Snow Ice @ ice room, PD

Thanks to Mimi’s Dining Room whom actually blogged about this place just at the right time before I visit Port Dickson. I am delighted that, this would be another eating spot added to my iternary of the day! YIPPIE>>>>

Right after our lunch at Restoran Mei Jing; we drove to PD town which took about 15 minutes. Wanting some so-called light exercise, we went to BILLION supermarket to grab some stuff (ie: mineral water & tit bits).

We managed to locate the place (ice room) as quite visible…. I suppose there’s only 1 big roundabout at PD town. Ice Room is a corner shop, a 3 storey building with striking green paint color.

When you are at the roundabout…you surely won’t miss it.

They do have several branches. Located at LOT 10, Cheras, Nilai, Seremban, Bangi, Kajang, Sri Gombak, Kota Damansara, Plaza Mon’t Kiara.

Ice Room is a one of its kind lifestyle caf√©. But I think their signature item would be the ‘Snow Ice’.

The modern & well-lit interior. Yet its using the ‘green’ theme.

menu and a piece of list for you to tick your order and hand over to the waiter

assorted snow ice attached with photo, easier for you to place your order. At least you can picture out what you are ordering.

Serves fusion food suitable for all races here. However it did not attracts me much…because I’m still full with my previous meal ^^

Durian Snow Ice – RM8.90 (recommended)

This was the STAR of the day. If you are a durian fans…you surely adore this. Topped with tapioca pearls and basil seeds with nice aromatic durian taste.

Mango Pomelo Snow Ice – RM7.90

I frown a second when I saw this. Though is has nice mango taste and chunks of sweet mango….but anyhow, I felt that the chocolate rice spoiled the outlook of it. Should have just leave alone the basil seeds and a slice of strawberry. I almost forgotten the word ‘pomelo’ after I re-view my menu. Because I couldn’t taste nor spot any pomelo in it.

A closer look…. Flaky and strands. But it taste just as smooth and creamy like an ice cream.

Two Variety Custard Layer Cake – RM3.00

The cake was served warm. The texture is fluffy and not too sweet. I like to take a bite of it after I finish my cold ice…I could feel the warmness in my mouth.

OK..I was acting crazy again….

Ahhh…now at least a decent one…

Its soothing to have a bowl of snow ice during hot spell.

Ice Room

No 52 ,Jalan Raja Aman Shah,
71000, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

Tel : 06-6479808, 06-6476808 (Chef Ben)

Website: Ice Room

Hi Tea @ SELERA Coffee House, Klana Resort Seremban

In Seremban, there isn’t much choice or places to enjoy a decent hi-tea buffet. Normally we would either go to Klana Resort Seremban or Royale Bintang Seremban. Marcus’s birthday falls on 6th June, therefore we decided to celebrate his birthday a day earlier. In order to avoid any disappointment, we made our reservation with SELERA Coffee House.¬† We arrived there at about 12.30pm.

 

SELERA Coffee House with a capacity of 270 seats

sandwiches

Salad counter

Rojak Mamak

Sushi

Spring Rolls

Waffles with jams

Mini Pao

Porridge Counter

Mee Hoon Soup counter

The mee hoon & porridge was quite good

Colorful Jellies

Assorted mini cakes

Too bad there weren’t any cheese cakes served that day. Otherwise their cheesecakes are quite nice!

Assorted Malay kuihs

Black Glutinous tong sui…..very creamy & tasty

Not forgetting the ice cream and self made ais kacang which I did not include here.

baskets of cut fruits

they served nice teh tarik too….

Vernice enjoyed her meal…she had rice, pao, mee hoon and cakes

A formal pose versus a crazy pose…(as requested by me!)

Chocolate Truffle Cake (Cake of the Month). We purchased from “The Bakers” of Klana Resort with a special price of RM40++/kg. Value for money!

Happy Birthday to Marcus! ^^

Price : RM30++

Food : 6/10 (I wouldn’t say its too good. But can be consider as above average)

Ambiance : 7/10

Address:
PT 4388, Jalan Penghulu Cantik,
Taman Tasik Seremban,
70100 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan,
Malaysia.

Tel:
+606 – 766 7888

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