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Dinner & Sunset @Yellow Cafe Langkawi

I did some homework few days before traveling to Langkawi. Just in case I do not want to end up paying hefty price for some lousy food.

I found out about this place which located along Pantai Cenang having quite a numbers of positive feedback in terms of environment and food. Therefore this place has to be in my itenary. Yellow Cafe is like a hidden gem. Without a signboard of its name, I doubt I could locate it. It is situated beside Langkapuri Inn passing through the rooms of Langkapuri Inn to locate this cafe.

The owner of this cafe decided to name his cafe as Yellow Cafe based on a nickname ‘Yello’ he gotten from Thailand. Simple and easy to remember isn’t it?

Using yellow as its theme color, we are expecting to see yellow here and there. 😀 😀

“Yellow Cafe is divided into three dining concepts: the Steak House Restaurant is comprised of an indoor section with dark wooden furnishings; the Cocktail Bar offers large comfortable sofas, while the Beach Front Lounge is perfect for lounging with a number of triangle Thai pillows, plush beanbags, and hammocks.”

My friend and I decided to sit here and this was our view. I could feel the fine sand below my feet. 🙂

You can also watch the ongoing beach activities. E.g: para sailing, banana boat.

Our surrounding.

A cold beer with nice view feels so good.

At Yellow Cafe, they served mostly western food. Considering this area as tourist spot, the food prices are considered affordable. Their non pictorial menu was rather simple and straight forward.

We ordered a 12″(30cm) size pizza. I chose Tacchino (Turkey Ham, Mozarella, Olives, mushroom, tomato sauce) RM31

The pizza had a very thin crust. Buttery & crisp. The toppings were sufficient to cover every slices of pizza we had.

There were only 2 types of spaghetti served here. The bolognaise would be rather common. Therefore I chose the latter. I ordered for Spaghetti Serena (Chicken & Mushroom)RM24

The al-dente spaghetti was tasty, creamy but not cloyed. The amount of mushrooms and chicken were quite generous too.

Both dishes were on sharing basis. I enjoyed the food here. The food prices here ranges from RM20 – RM60.

The atmosphere here at night.

During peak periods, the cafe also hosts live bands performing a variety of music genres such as reggae and salsa.

Well, be prepare for the sunset view. The sunset here was around 7.30pm. Quite late huh..

The sunset at ‘Andaman Sea’

Beautiful, isn’t it?

*nice stuffs are worth waiting, but they won’t stay long either*

Yellow Cafe Langkawi

*pork free*
  • Opening Hours: Wednesday – Monday 11:00 – 01:00 (closed on Tuesday)
  • Address: Pantai Cenang, PO Box 121, 07000 Langkawi
  • Tel: +6012 459 3190

Lunch @ Nutmeg, Bangsar Village II

We were blogsphere friends. These blogsphere friends keep in touch with each other through Facebook and Instagram. Recently, we fixed a date to meet each other for lunch!

I arrived at KL Sentral via KTM and these gals; Jennifer of “Chasing Food Dreams”  and Choi Yen of “Mimi’s Dining Room” came pick me up. Since KL Sentral is quite near to Bangsar…Therefore we decided to go Bangsar Village for lunch.

We arrived Bangsar Village II at around 1pm. Jennifer suggested to go to Nutmeg. At Nutmeg, they served American, Breakfast, Brunch and Sandwiches. Upon our arrival…the place was already so crowded. Luckily there was a vacant table for us without the need to wait.

Above are some snapshots of the interior at where we seated. Nutmeg is located opposite to Zara. There’s one thing that I dislike here is that…I felt the tables arrangement are quite close to each other.

The non pictorial menu. But the kind waiter don’t mind to do the explanation & suggestion.

I ordered a Latte for RM9.

 My food arrived first. I ordered “Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich” – RM24. Served with fresh salad, fried potato wedges.

 The tasty and moist shredded chicken and coleslaw is sandwiched in a soft and buttery flavored bun.

I enjoyed my choice of order.

This is the scenario when you dine with food bloggers. 😀 😀

Jenn’s food came next…She ordered Southern Fried Breakfast – RM26. Served with 2 eggs (any style), southern fried chicken, biscuit, gravy & hashed potatoes.

It was quite disappointing that we felt the fried chicken and biscuit alike muffin were dry.

Choi Yen’s food came last. She ordered Baked Eggs – RM18. (2 eggs, cheese, tomato compote, brioche)

We also felt the baked eggs was dry. Probably overcooked.

Before we dug into our food…..

There were wide varieties of cakes here. Choi Yen and I couldn’t decide which to go for. Hence we chose the above slice of cake which served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, priced at RM16. It was a slice of creamy & nutty hazelnut cake. Coated with caramel and sugar glacing.

It was my pleasure meeting these ladies. And thanks for the ride. 😉

We shall meet again…..

Kindly hover over to their Facebook album to view photos of the food served here.

Nutmeg
UGF-28A, Bangsar Village II, 
2 Jalan Telawi 1, 59100 Bangsar Baru, 
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Phone: +60 3-2201 3663 
Opening Hours: 9:30 am – 10:00 pm
**imposed 10% service charge**

Brunch @Chars Cafe, Uptown Avenue Seremban 2

Weekends can never go wrong with cafe hopping!

On one fine weekend, I decided to visit this so-called new cafe in my neighborhood together with my family.

One may overlook this cafe because of its simple exterior.

But the interior is not bad. Cosy and comfortable seating place.

The light bulbs lighting are pretty nice and creative.

The interior design of this cafe is quite nice too.

With all the wordings on the wall….will it gives you more inspirations in writing? hehe….

Jet was getting excited with the helium balloon (the black one). It says there “Will You Marry Me”. Someone must have done a marriage proposal here. Aww..Such a sweet guy.

Chars Cafe practices ‘self service’. The huge menu board is placed visibly on the wall. Just place your order at their counter.

**only cash term**

Chars Cafe offers breakfast set at price of RM16.90 and RM17.90 which inclusive of a cuppa coffee. Choose from; ‘Americano, Cappuccino or Latte.

We had Cappuccino & Latte. Their coffee is quite rich and aromatic. Not forgetting also a neat coffee art.

Their simple breakfast set.

I opt for the latter; ‘Chars Breakfast Set’ which comprised of croissant, button mushrooms, baked beans, scrambled eggs & a cheesy sausage. I like their fresh & crispy croissant.

Besides this, we also ordered their Aglio Olio Spaghetti with Wild Mushroom at priced of RM9.80 which I felt it tasted so so only.

The brown sugar in a mini glass + crooked spoon caught my attention. Can’t help but to capture the image of it. 😀

Chocolate Waffle (RM12.90) was made fresh. Comes with double scoop of chocolate ice cream and sprinkled with chocolate sauce & coco krunch!

Will pay another visit to try their cakes. Looks good….

Click HERE to view their downloadable menu.

Chars Cafe

Address: No.278, Jalan S2 B12, Seksyen B, Uptown Avenue, 70300 Seremban 2

Operation Hours:

Tue – Thu:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat:
11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sun:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Lunch @Simply d, NU Sentral

Simply d offers an array of Western & Asian infused Pastas,Salads,Sandwiches & more. I was told that Simply d is from The Delicious group. A few friends shared about this place. Made me wanna try it too. Currently there are only 3 outlets available in Klang Valley. Located at Avenue K, NU Sentral, The Curve. The outlet at NU Sentral would be very convenient if you are using the public transport. Because NU Sentral is linked to KL Sentral 🙂

photo from pinterest
photo by my.locatedat.com

A simple and casual looking cafe. It was quite crowded on weekdays during lunch hour. Patrons are mostly white collar people.

photo by my.locatedat.com

Menu also simple.

My sis and I decided to go for this set. We both chose pasta inclusive of a drink. Top up another RM5 for an additional skewer. Choose between chicken or mushroom skewer.

Its self service here. You gotto place your order at the counter. Look what I got! Free ice cream! *showing my happy face to sis* You can claim your free ice cream on the same day or the next visit before the expiry date.

Sis chose Chili Chicken Pastamee using Angelhair pasta.

The chicken skewer was tasty & juicy.

Unfortunately the mushroom skewer was disappointing. Still quite raw leh… 😦

We had Iced Lemonade. Was quite bland. Instead of lemonade, I felt like it was a cuppa iced water with hint of lemon taste.

I had Sweet Basil & Cashew Nut Pesto with char grilled chicken. I chose linguine.

Love the vibrant color of the pesto coating the pasta. It was delicious.

Redeemed the ice cream after our meal. *check out flavor of the day from the counter* You can have a choice of ice cream in a cup or in a cone. I want cone!! I felt the taste of its soft ice cream more like a frozen yogurt. Probably because of its flavor. I like the Mango flavor. But not the white chocolate one.

wow…they also provide delivery which is good for sharing especially if there’s any occasions in offices.

Check out their website for further info:- www.simplyd.com.my

Simply d

(Opposite KL Sentral Arrival Hall)
Ground Floor – LOT G9
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Brickfields, 50470, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 2276 6607

Operation Hours: Daily 8am – 10pm

Happy Halloween @The Coffee Parlour, Seremban 2

What is Halloween?

Halloween is a secular holiday combining vestiges of traditional harvest festival celebrations with customs more peculiar to the occasion such as costume wearing, trick-or-treating, pranksterism, and decorative imagery based on the changing of the seasons, death, and the supernatural. It takes place on October 31.

Though it was regarded up until the last few decades of the 20th century as primarily a children’s holiday, in more recent years activities such as costume parties, themed decorations, and even trick-or-treating have grown increasingly popular with adults as well, making Halloween a celebration for all ages.

 

Did you participated in any Halloween party?

The Coffee Parlour at Seremban 2 has came up with the idea of introducing Halloween set meal in conjunction to Halloween day. The Halloween set meal was available from 25/10/2014 till 31/10/2014 for just RM18.80.

At The Coffee Parlour, they also serve aromatic coffee and cakes are made fresh.

This was the Halloween Set Meal. Eerie? Gross?

Earthworms topped with Brain Sauce

Its actually Spaghetti Bolognaise. Fingers are made of sausages. Nails are made of almond flakes. Eyes are made of hard boiled egg with olives.

The Witch’s Potion

Its actually F&N carbonated drinks with lychees+cherry.

Sweetened Graveyard

Its actually cookie crumbs+chocolate mousse

Lets eat dirt! Hahaha 😀 😀

It was a fun Halloween lunch! The menu was creative and the food was good. Although I felt the fingers (sausages) were quite ‘geli’ while eating it.

Wishing everyone Happy Halloween and have a nice weekend 🙂

The Coffee Parlour

  • 230, Jalan S2 B10, Seksyen B, Uptown Avenue, 70300 Seremban
Tel: 06-601 5536

Lunch with GFs @Plan B, Midvalley

Hooray….now I can finally say I’ve been to Plan B! Not Plan A, B, C,…. its the makan place called Plan B, by the BIG Group. So many people have reviewed about this place. Felt so left out lar…. Mid of last month, when we were having a meet up, it was a good chance for us to go for Plan B since everyone of us couldn’t decide a makan place.

This deco using multiples potted plants made it look nice and special. Pretty obvious if you are entering from Midvalley’s South Entrance.

The non-photo illustration menu looks like a note pad. “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade”..HAHA!! We should always think positively?

We chose and ordered few different dishes from the menu. We decided to share them so that each of us could get a chance to try all 3 items that we’ve ordered.

A bottle of plain water with glasses were served as we seated. *very efficient* The water is free of charge and its refillable. My friend commented that the bottle looks like those bottles we used to see in laboratory during school days.

We ordered Plan B Breakfast Platter – RM26.

2 eggs any style, served on toast with grilled turkey bacon, a golden hash brown, smoked chicken sausage, baked beans, sauteed mushrooms & cherry tomatoes. Comes with fresh orange juice & a choice of coffee or tea.

Means… this breakfast platter comes with 2 cups of drinks. But we requested to have a bigger glass of orange juice instead of coffee or tea. However I felt that this plate of breakfast was quite ordinary. Something I could easily prepared at home too.

Our second dish arrived, Carbonara – RM20

spaghettini with turkey ham & sauteed mushrooms, tossed in classic creamy sauce.

I kinda like their carbonara. Its not too cloying, al dente spaghetti. Overall it tasted good.

*I noticed something…. my carbonara serving size is smaller than I read from other blogs who’ve ordered the same dish wor….  😦

We saw from the menu, a whole page consists of burgers and sandwiches. So, we pick randomly and decided on The Loaded Club Sandwich – RM21

All burgers and sandwiches are served with a side of house salad. Our choice of sandwich was not bad.

What was the filling? grilled chicken, crispy turkey bacon, roasted capsicum & avocado-feta mash stacked on egg mayo spread on home-made white bread.

served with home-made chips. – Taro and Sweet Potato Chips…they are addictive!

Meet our chubby Abel jai… all became part-time nanny of the day ^_^

*sigh..a blurry photo taken by the waitress* nice to catch up with you gals… CHEERS!

Plan B
(Bens Kitchen Sdn Bhd)
Lot G-073-075, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall,
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-22821576
Fax: 03-22821721
Business hours: 10:00am – 12:00am

Website: www.thebiggroup.co/planb

Good Food + Good Companion @T.G.I. Friday’s, Sunway Pyramid

Do you agree that good food and good companion are equally important?

I actually knew this group of friends since year 2008 through a wedding forum. Never expect we could maintain the friendship from virtual friends to good friends. Not forgetting Nicole and Vivian..just that we hardly get together at the same time.

It is not just friendship between both Ashley and Wanyi….we also get our HB to involve. Never expect our HBs can get along well too. Nevertheless, we even went for overseas trip together. Despite the hectic life…we still make some effort to have dinner or sometimes to a short trip.

On our recent meeting, we actually planned to have dinner at Itallianiese. Unfortunately Itallianiese at Sunway Pyramid has moved its business to Paradigm Mall. Therefore we had to make a sudden change of venue. With agreement from everyone, we then decided to go to T.G.I. Friday’s. Guess many of you are already familiar with T.G.I. Friday’s. 😉

The dining area.

I like how they deco the wall, with vintage stuffs.

From Left: Strawberry Lemonade Slush (RM10.90), Green Apple Slush (RM10.90), Blue Raspberry Slush (RM10.90), Cranberry Fizz (RM8.90).

All the above drinks are cold and refreshing!

They are currently having this promo of 2 course meal for RM29.90. Consist of an appetizer and a main course. *selected choice as above*. I find this a good deal. Therefore we decided to order 2 sets of this.

Appetizer A:- Fried Mozzarella (Mozzarella cheese coated in special Italian-style breading, deep fried and served with rich marinara sauce.)

Appetizer B:- Bruschetta (Toasted garlic butter Ciabatta bread topped with garlic and fresh roma tomato-basil salsa and drizzled with balsamic glaze).

Main Course A:- Chicken Fingers (Hand battered chicken tenders, golden fried and served with crispy fries and honey mustard for dipping.) The crispy battered chicken fingers are nice, the meat are tender and not dry too.

Main Course B:- Key West Whitefish (A roasted mild whitefish topped with sparkling citrus splash, served with seasonal vegetables and herb rice). Among the rest, I actually like this the most. The fish fillet was fresh, the gravy was tasty and the rice was flavorful.

Garlic Spaghetti Vegetali (add Blackened Cajun Shrimp) – RM26.90.

Spaghetti gently tossed with extra virgin oil, fresh broccoli, tomatoes, garlic, basil, Parmesan  cheese and garnished with crispy basil leaf.

Tossed Tomato Basil Chicken (RM27.90)

Sliced, chargrilled chicken breast served over linguine pasta tossed in a fresh tomato basil salsa. Garnished with zesty Balsamic glaze.

Honestly, I felt that both pastas we had here were just average. Nothing great.

Additional side order of Buffalo Wings. Juicy and succulent chicken wings were finger licking good!

Good Food + Good Companion = Good Day! ^_^

Myself, Ashley & Wanyi.

Abel was the star of the day. *center of attention*

Everyone was taking turn to carry him.

*dessert at Hui Lau Shan* Hhmmm….Abel will going to be a foodie soon. HAHA!

T.G.I. Friday's
Lot OB3-F-1, F-2 & F2.92, First Floor,
Sunway Pyramid
No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
Malaysia.
Tel: 03 – 5635 3780

Dinner @The Carpenter’s Daughter~Artisan Bakery & Cafe~ Taipan USJ

Know about this place when Sean of Eat Drink KL wrote a review on it.

But until today only I got the chance to ajak my friends to dinner together there.

The name of this place doesn’t make me think its an eatery. The other day when I mentioned about this place to another friend who works nearby…she initially thought its a workshop or anything to do with carpentery works. Perhaps an ID centre. LOL!!

The Carpenter’s Daughter~Artisan Bakery & Cafe not just selling bakery (breads & cakes). They also served Western & Asian food.

The Carpenter’s Daughter~Artisan Bakery & Cafe was first established as a home-based baking in 2008. Then started its operation on August 2011. True enough that the owner is indeed a carpenter’s daughter. While their bread claimed as using 100% certified organic whole wheat and unbleached flour and other natural ingredients without preservatives. That’s very healthy!

List of Bread in at The Carpenter’s Daughter.

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photo by The Carpenter’s Daughter

An overview of the bakery cum cafe. I read somewhere…mentioning that the carpentry works here were done by the owner’s(Jin) father. WOW impressive!!

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photo by The Carpenter’s Daughter

The cosy room.

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There were total 4 of us. So we were recommended to take the “Family Set”. Its for 4 person. Only available from 6 – 8.45pm.

Family Set comes with:-

  • 9″ Pizza (selected choice. Seafood is not allowed)
  • 4 bowls of soup.
  • 2 nos. Pastas
  • Potato Lover
  • 4 glass of drinks.

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I like their Minestrone. It has rich tomato flavors…together with some other vege. I find it really appetizing!

20130218_205058The Mushroom Soup is full of mushroom goodness.

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Carbonara Al Funghi, creamy spaghetti cooked together with 3 types of mushrooms.

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Bolognese Chicken has generous amount of meat and sauce.

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Homemade Pizza was delicious. *sorry I can’t recall the name”

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The dough is not hard and not too thick. Look at the cheesy topping covering the pizza’s ingredients.

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For Potato Lover, we chose Mashed Potato. The mashed potato is very smooth. While the gravy tasted good with the mashed potato. Often eaten outside usually quite salty and has alot of MSG taste. You won’t feel that on their mashed potato.

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My friend commented that their Lemon Meringue is good. May be I should drop by someday to dapao it. Before leaving..I bought some buns for my breakfast.

Looking for some healthy food..you may drop by The Carpenter’s Daughter Artisan Bakery Cafe. The food here aren’t too salty, yet filled with rich flavors. Bear in mind..if you come here on weekdays, the kitchen closed at 8.45pm. So come before that time.

The Carpenter's Daughter Artisan Bakery Cafe 
 46G Jalan USJ 10/1E
 47620 UEP Subang Jaya
 Selangor
 Operation Hours:
 
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Contact Number: 603-8081 1218

Lunch @Fa-Ying by Rama V, Paradigm Mall

Recently there are several bloggers visited and also reviewed about this new place, at Fa-Ying by Rama V, Paradigm Mall. So I was here feeling anticipated to check out the place and also the food.

 

Fa-Ying by Rama V is a new concept restaurant from the multi award-winning Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine. Kuala Lumpur’s connoisseurs of fine Thai cuisine are now presenting a new modern style of enjoying Thai food in a casual chic setting.

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Located at the Boulevard. The setting up, the deco, the name, are so chic. Pretty attractive I guess.

The modern interior with some beautiful art sculptures on the wall.

While the smoking area(outdoor) gives you the comfy feeling of dining here. Couch and colorful cushions.

View from my seat onlooking to the bar counter. On every Wednesday, they are having Ladies Night! *Free flow of Special House Cocktail to all ladies, all day long.

Ribena Lychee – RM13, gives you the refreshing feel.

On hot weather, Lemon Juice – RM8 will be ideal to quench your thirst.

For people who like to have drink with some light coffee taste,….

I chose Latte – RM10.

An appetizing starter, Pomelo Salad with Prawn – RM16. This salad seems so fresh. Love the crunchiness of fresh prawns and vegetables. Not forgetting the juicy and not sour pomelo. Combination taste of sourish, sweet and spicy.

The tasty Fish Cake – RM12

Spaghetti with Green Curry Pesto – RM22. The flavors combines well. But I feel that the green curry taste was too mild. Its non spicy spaghetti.

When dining in Thai cuisine..I often order Tom Yam. This bowl of Tom Yam Prawn – RM16 however was quite disappointing. Soup was dilute and not rich. Doesn’t give me the ‘kick’.

Roast Duck Sandwich – RM20 was good. Its something new to me. The tiny looking fries were quite good actually. They were very crunchy.

The roast duck meat were all good. Not dry and its tasty. I wish they could put more duck meat. Hehehe…..

Not forgetting a dessert to conclude my meal. Deep Fried Mango with Vanilla Ice Cream – RM16.

Crispy batter crust with cooked glutinous rice wrapping some mango flesh. I cut them into smaller pieces and preferred to dunk it in the vanilla ice cream. The warm and cold plus crispy texture was nice!

Fa-Ying by Rama V
 
Ground floor, Paradigm Mall, 1 Jalan SS7/26 A, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya.
Tel:  03 7451 2933
Business Hour : Mon-Thu & Sun, 11am-12midnight; Fri-Sat, 11am-1am.
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/faying.com.my

Dinner @ The Beer Factory, Setiawalk Puchong

Sorry for the delayed post. There are still so many enqueue post which I haven got the time to blog about it. Moreover with the photo editing.

Recently, been quite busy with work. Don’t understand why am I always busy at the same period. End and beginning of the year. I thought construction works will start to slow down when approaching Chinese New Year. But I’m always wrong.  *sien*

Earlier I did mentioned that apart from IOI Boulevard, Setiawalk has now became another happening place in Puchong. I’ve visited Sector 7, then now to The Beer Factory..both are under the same roof.

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Photo by The Beer Factory

The Beer Factory, not only serving liquor or beer…but also food!

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photo by The Beer Factory

The Beer Factory’s Warzone like layout. Impressive isn’t it? Reminds me of ‘Counter Strike’ :-p

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Sorry, we are not Kenny’s enemy. We don’t kill Kenny. But this beer is call Kilkenny for RM15/pint before 9pm.

20121230_193148Not only Western food, but Asian food is also available here. We ordered a Claypot Lou Shu Fun (with generous amount of minced pork & an egg cracked on top of it)RM18 which I thought it quite salty and abit charred at the bottom (perhaps left unattended when cooking). *disappointed*

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My mom ordered Tom Yam Fried Rice (with chicken wing and egg)RM16. The rice is flavorful…with taste of tom yam. Mom also claimed that the chicken wing is nice.

20121230_194308Brother had Grilled Pork Chop (grilled marinated pork chop, drizzled with pepper corn sauce and served with mustard herb potato salad) RM28. I’ve tried it before when I was at Sector 7.

20121230_193815I made a good choice with ordering Pork Burger (served with garden salad and french fries)RM25. Big serving and delicious pork patty!

20121230_195052I dislike burger if they uses dry bun. Surprisingly the burger bun here is quite soft and not dry. Look at the juicy pork patty! Its tasty and well marinated too.

20121230_194907Come to Beer Factory before 9pm to enjoy lower price beer! I will go back for the Pork Burger. Hehehe…..

The Beer Factory
 B-11-G, Block B,
 Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan,
 Pusat Bandar Puchong,
 47160 Puchong.