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)

Dinner @ Hokkaido Ramen Santouka @ Pavilion KL

I’ve read many positive reviews about this place. And I’m sure many of you have tried and also blogged about this place. Each time I pass by this place..I often sees the long queue. Customers waited to be seated.

One day…when Alex and I were at Pavilion, we decided to try and see whether is it really that good. Since we were quite early around 6+pm…therefore the queue wasn’t too long and we waited for about 10 minutes to get our seat. While waiting to be seated…we read through the menu to choose what to order. And that saves some time too. (BTW…the menu has only few pages) ^^

I felt that ‘Ramen’ is gaining its popularity these days. Many places seems to be serving ramen and there are more new ramen restaurants too. Will it be like ‘Bubble Milktea Fever’?? Hehe….

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is located at 6th floor…in Tokyo Street. In Ramen Santouka, the ramen are served in 3 different sizes. Small, Medium and Large. I like it that way…so that you won’t waste food. If its only 1 standard size..and if the portion is big..you can’t finish, that would be a waste rite? 😉

Info about Hokkaido Ramen Santouka soup.

The Perfect Temperature for Delicious Soup

To make our mild, pearl-colored Tonkotsu soup, we take the time about 20 hours to simmer the pork bones before adding our vegetables, dried fish, kelp and other special ingredients.

The soup is maintain at its optimal temperature to best be enjoyed by everyone.

We strictly maintain the exact same cooking standards as the other Ramen Santouka restaurant around the world.

Miso Ramen (Small) – RM22.50

What’s in the bowl? Crunchy bamboo shoot (no weird taste..not to worry), jelly ear, Cha-Shu (tender 3 layers pork from certain part of pork back ribs) in flavorful miso (soy bean) + pork broth.

I like their thin, springy and crunchy ramen!

Kara-Miso Ramen (Medium) – RM27.00

The ingredients are similar to the one above. The difference it that, Kara-Miso has some spiciness for the ‘lat-jiu’ people. I preferred Miso Ramen…the soup has stronger and flavorful taste.

Gorgeous looking bowl of ramen.

Komi Tamago (Flavored Boiled Egg) – RM 2

Complete your bowl of ramen with this egg. Its not hard nor too soft…with the beautiful semi runny yolk.

Aburi Toroniku (Roasted Pork Cheek) – RM17

Pork Cheek??? *While touching my own cheek* Must be very lean and smooth like mine rite… Oppss…

These thinly sliced (in fact too thin I felt) pork cheek indeed lean and tender! Each pieces of glossy pork cheeks are lay on a piece of mesh with a lit candle below. DELICIOUS!

 

Looks like I don’t need to spend an expensive fare to Japan for a nice bowl of Ramen. I can still get it in KL!!  😉

Food : 8/10

Price : 6/10

Ambiance : 6/10

 
 
 
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
6.24.03, Tokyo Street, Level 6, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2143 8878
Website: http://www.santouka.co.jp/en/


Lunch @ WATAMI Japanese Casual Restaurant , Pavilion KL

When I was browsing through Pavilion’s FB Page…I saw they posted about WATAMI Japanese Casual Restaurant. Well..since I’ll be meeting the gals at Pavilion, KL…so I suggested to lunch at WATAMI. A new place for us to dine…so, why not give it a try.

“Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant is a new type of tavern that concentrates on providing food with less emphasis on alcohol at affordable prices. It serves delicious Japanese food and drinks in a comfortable atmosphere. The dining environment is good for causal gathering and family.”

Why do they name it ‘casual’?? I see it as quite ‘class’ also ler…

The Interior & also the nice wall deco. *Creative idea.

Looking through the ala-carte and set menu, we were more interested on the set menu. We’ll be able to try more types of dishes.

We took the order of ‘Value Set for 2 at RM100++’.

Though it says Set for 2…But the amount and types of food in this set able to eat for 3 person. Ashley, Wanyi & I…we were struggling to finish the food!

Wafu Pizza. Very thin crisp pizza topped with Teriyaki Chicken. A savory dish! My first time seeing pizza served in a Japanese restaurant.

Ashley working on the pizza.

Onsen Tamago Caeser Salad. Fresh lettuce, cherry tomato, onions, hot spring egg, tasty chicken slices and lastly sprinkled with cheese powder and cream sauce. It was a good salad!

Wanyi working on the pizza.

How bout me le? Working on what? Think Think…Oh ya…I worked on the ‘Hot Pot’. hahah…

2 plates of Ni Hotate Sushi. Cooked scallop sushi. Not sure why both plates don’t taste the same. 1 was fine…while the other plate..the scallops were rather rubbery. *Chew chew chew*

Crispy Chicken & Potato. Deep fried chicken with french fries. I like the fried chicken very much. The meat was juicy and tender with real crispy batter…hmm…not sure what secret ingredient they uses lar…But I tasted the hint of ‘nam yee’ (fermented red bean cube).

Shio Chanko Nabe. Something like sukiyaki. Tofu, vege, enoki & shitaki mushrooms, egg with tasty and delicious broth.

You can choose 1 of 3 types of rice noodles. Udon, Ramen and Gohan. So we chose Udon.

(From Left to Right) Green Citrus Yuzu Marmalade Soda, Green Citrus Soda. I preferred Green Citrus Yuzu Marmalade Soda!!

Goma Ice Cream(Sesame Ice Cream) & Matcha Ice Cream(Green Tea Ice Cream). Here, I find that their sesame ice cream is smooth and creamy.

Food : 8/10

Price : 7/10

Service : 7/10

Watami Malaysia @ Pavilion KL
C4.04.00, Level 4, Pavilion KL Shopping Mall,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
T: +603-2141 6671
Website

Lunch @ Tokyo Don, Pavilion KL

Located at Level 6, nestled in Tokyo Street….I found this small restaurant named Tokyo Don.

Tokyo Don
Specializing in Donburi (general term for ‘bowl’), Tokyo Don serves the popular Japanese ‘rice in a bowl’ with varied dishes served on top. Diners can choose from a list of options which include Oyakodon (simmered chicken, egg and onion on rice), and Gyudon (beef and onion on rice), among others. Situated beside its sister restaurant, Tokyo Teppan, cross-ordering can also be made between both outlets.

A menu is displayed at the entrance.

The Interior.

The simple menu consist around 20 over types of food. A quick one, Alex & I ordered from the Set Menu.

From the Set we both ordered, Alex was served with a bowl of salad while mine was served a bowl of tofu. I recalled the dense block of cold tofu was good. It has nice taste of soy milk.

Hokkai-Don – RM28

A bowl of Japanese Rice topped with fresh slices of Salmon and also fresh Salmon roe. (pop pop)….*thumbs up*

*a closer look. Are you drooling??

Edo (Seafood) – RM38

A set of teppanyaki meal. Inclusive of a bowl of fragrant garlic rice, vege(bean sprout & cabbage), miso soup and the perfectly grilled salmon, scallop & prawns.

*look closely* fresh and succulent seafood!!

Chawanmushi – RM12

Though the price is a lil on higher side for an ordinary size of chawanmushi, but trust me this chawanmushi is really good! Super smooth! Yummy~~~~

Food : 8/10

Ambiance : 6/10

Price : 6/10

Tokyo Don
6.24.1C, Level 6,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
(168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Oyaki, The Loaf @ Tokyo Street, Pavilion KL

Oyaki is a Japanese-Style bun. (looks like a pan-fried bun)

It was popular during Taisho period (1912-1925). The Oyaki dough was traditionally made from using local flour and water while the filling of the Oyaki was vegetables seasoned with Miso / Soy Sauce. Oyaki can be found in most of the bazaar in Japan and outside Japan during the Japan’s Festival celebration.

The Loaf has modified the traditional Oyaki to The Modern Taisho Oyaki by using Butter Roll Dough stuffed with more than 10 varieties of sweets and savories ingredients each to bake in oven instead of using the frying pan.

Other than Oyaki, The Loaf also offer the Japanese moist and creamy Roll Cakes such as Caramel Maple Syrup, Mixed Fruits, Green Tea, Red Bean and etc.

Located at 6th Floor of Pavilion. (at Tokyo Street)

Just a small shop. Suitable for take-away.

Today, there were more choices. Unlike during my first visit on the first weekend after it was newly launched.

There are 12 flavors shown on the menu. But not all available that day. Currently they are having this promotion of Buy 6 pcs for the price of 5!! Promotion ends on 31st August 2011. Ohh ya..the price per piece is at RM2.90.

Therefore I dapao back home to enjoy it with my family. It was nicely packed!

Above are types of Oyaki I chose and a cut section of each. The bun are quite soft. But I reheat them before consuming. I prefer it to be warm…as it will be nicer that way.

Sausage Cheese – Melted cheese on top with sausage filling. (good)

Chicken Mushroom – This is a deep fried type I suppose. Seeing the outer part coated with breadcrumbs (if I’m not mistaken). Filled with bite size mushrooms and cream. (good)

Bolognaise – Taste like the bolognaise spaghetti (good)

German Potato – Mashed potato filling with taste of peppercorns (not nice)

Chocolate Banana – Filled with taste of chocolate & banana. (good)

Kaya – Filled with kaya (coconut jam) (normal)

Last but not least. Before leaving, I got myself this lil rabbit from Zakka, Tokyo Street. Her name is FiFi…she’s quite shy…She sleeps with me every night.  Hb is getting jealous. He claimed that my bed is filled with soft toys. Soon, its going to be fully occupied by them. Wanyi, if you are reading here, this is your favorite bitbit!

 
Oyaki, The Loaf
P6.35.00, Level 6
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website

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Premium Bubble Milk Tea @ Ochado, Pavilion KL

Are you an avid fan of Bubble Milk Tea?

Earlier we have Snowflake, Chatime. Then Gongcha. Now the brand new one is Ochado. All of them are in KL except for Chatime which has now expand to Johor and Malacca. So, if you are an avid fan and also lives in KL….you are so lucky….. And I’m so jealous =_=

Earlier I posted about ‘Tokyo Street” the place where I visited last weekend.

Then I saw this Ochado which appear to have about the same popularity as Chatime. It definitely do not stop me from giving a try. Why waste this opportunity since I’m already there.

Started since 19 March 2010 in Singapore, Ochado brought in new drinks with Japanese concept which is the japanese brewing skill to attract the attention of consumers. Ochado is originated from two words – OCHA & CHADO. Ochado, originating from Japan. Focus on brewing the best quality tea with the most natural and freshest ingredients. Strive to make every drink to perfection.

Though its crowded, the order came pretty fast.

The Ochado team were busy at work….preparing our drinks

Choose your desired flavors, toppings and size from the menu. So many types..I hardly decide. On safe side, let us all choose ‘best seller’. Stamped as good I suppose.

Premium Milk Tea : Ochado’s Roasted Milk Tea (with Pearls)

Original flavor milk tea. Served with quality. Every sip of brewed fragrant tea suits my taste and its not too sweet. Mustn’t miss out the chewy pearls by just adding RM1. I noticed that their pearls are slightly smaller than those from Chatime.

QQ Tea : Coffee Crystals Milk Tea

Same milk tea, but what made this different from the rest? It has ‘Coffee Crystals’. A jelly form cubes which has crunchy texture with taste of coffee.

Fusion Iced Tea : Honey Aloe Vera Tea

Do you like a mild drink? Or less complicate one. Honey flavored tea with small aloe vera bits which easily sip through the straw, would be a good choice. (A mixture of red tea and honey as the sweetener).

Iced Lemonade : Ochado’s Lemonade (with pearl)

 A mixture of green tea and pure lime juice with 1 no. of preserved sour plum. A very refreshing drink, best to consume during hot weather. But if you are not into sour stuff, you may find this too sour.

**Do try out their Okinawa Matcha Milk Tea with Azuki Beans and Pop Eggs Milk Tea.**

Ochado
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Lot No. : 6.33.00 & 6.34.00, Level 6
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“STICKY” Candy

Sticky, the traditional hand made candy is now in KL. Its Austrialia’s finest confectioners. I love the uniqueness of the candies when we refers  it to the flavors and the pretty colors. Its difficult to resist.

They are currently located at One Utama and Pavilion.

Its always crowded.

The high quality, rock candy style lollies are hand made.

Below, are the steps on how the candies were produced.

Looking from the way of shaping, I think they are doing lemon or may be orange flavor.

the final result before cutting into pieces

1 person will be rolling, while the other person will be doing the pulling and cutting. From so fat , turned into thin long strips. VERY IMPRESSIVE!! Surely not easy huh…alot of strength needed. **can show you muscle ma??**

before cutting them into Beautiful, Precious and Fun Stones.

They have assorted flavors and designs too.

Besides that, they do offers personalized candy, exquisite bonbonniere, wedding candy & lollies (for marketing, events, corporate promotions, marketing, wedding), promotional candy, sugar sculpture, candy art & candy with names, words, or logos.

I, myself bought 1 bottle….hehe…

Sticky
Lot 1.09.00 Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03 2144 2788         Fax: 03 2144 7288

Dinner @ Ichiban Boshi, Pavilion

Was waiting for Alex to fetch me after his work. Was still at Pavilion though. Being lazy to drive elsewhere; therefore without any doubts we had our dinner at Pavilion. Decisions were hardly made. I was too tired to think. Despite I handed all the decisions to Alex. Yet he still asking “what cuisine would you prefer?” Japanese ke? Chinese ke? Western ke? Arghhh….I’m blank darling. Please help me decide. Finally Alex made this; Ichiban Boshi as his choice.

KL really do has ample of Japanese Restaurants Perhaps I really do need alot of time to try most of it. Speaking of Ichiban Boshi; I felt that its quite similar to Sushi Zanmai. There’s another outlet too, located at Sunway Giza. Ohh ya…the main similarity to Sushi Zanmai is, often sees crowded!!!

Bright and cosy.

Alex concentrating on the menu

The usual display. Wasabi & pickled ginger.

I usually prefers to sit the area with kaiten belt, strolling all the sushis.

Sushi from the kaiten belt are priced at RM 2 (beige plate), RM 4 (red plate) and RM 6 (brown plate).

We ordered some ala-carte dish from the menu. Before the food arrives; we picked some sushi from kaiten belt which look pretty attractive!

half portion(mini) curry udon – RM10.90

Good portion, best suits small eater. The curry taste good too! Ain’t too spicy though.

Chicken Suki Gozen – RM19.90

(a complete meal with an affordable price)


a pot of delicious soup with mushrooms & tofu. Unfortunately it took ages to boil. The chicken fillets yet to cook, but it has ran out of flame. Therefore kena request the waiter to re-lit the flame.

Chicken fillets to cook in the pot.

Food : 3.5/5

Price : 3.5/5

Ambiance : 3.5/5

Service : 3.5/5

Ichiban Boshi 

near food court area.
Lot 1.14, Pavilion,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
tel : +60321416621        fax : +60321416641

Lunch @ Wong Kok Char Chan Teng

Since Wanyi has returned to Malaysia, therefore on Saturday we decided to go for our usual stock ups for The M.A.W.

Later ; Mel, Ashley & Wanyi….the 3 of us suggested to go Pavilion for our lunch. We then went to Wong Kok Char Chan Teng which is located at 6th Floor. Well; it was my suggestion on the restaurant. Merely just because it has a good ambiance, I felt so. Was it a wise choice huh, ladies??

I wonder….. @_@

Wong Kok Char Chan Teng (Hong Kong Restaurant) serving Hong Kong cuisines. No longer a stranger to us. This chained restaurant has been operating in Malaysia for several years.

The wide range menu of fusion food looks pretty attractive with an affordable price too.

a mini menu is placed on each table conveniently for you to tick your orders

Lemon Coke – RM4.50 (nothing to shout about)

Apple Juice – RM4.50 (nothing to shout about)

Almond Tea – RM3.90  (nothing to shout about)

Ginger Lime Tea – RM5.50


You must be surprised how come 3 gals having 4 drinks right?? I almost forgotten that Ashley’s friend, Deniece came by join us for a drink. Nice meeting you Deniece 😉

Spicy Spaghetti with Seafood – RM12.50

SO SO only. Felt that the pepper has overpowered the spaghetti and too much gravy too.

XO Sauce Fried Rice – RM10.20

The rice taste good. However Ashley commented that the prawns were alil hard. Over cooked perhaps??

Hot & Spicy Soup Hand Made Noodle (with BBQ pork,char siew) – RM14.80

This is good. I personally love the flavor of the spicy soup. And the best part would be the char siew. The meat is tender and tasty.

Ashley; the belated birthday gal. We surely won’t miss your birthday one!! Hiakkss….

Food : 3/5

Price : 3/5

Ambiance : 3.5/5

Wong Kok Char Chan Teng

located on the 6th floor of Pavilion next to Dain Ti Hill and TGIF.
Lot 6.01.E(1),
Level 6, Pavilion Mall,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Snowflake Taiwanese Dessert is my favorite

Was in PAVILION on Saturday. Purpose of being there was to shop & eat. Alex wanted to return to Calvin Klein Jeans to buy a bag which he aimed earlier. Now that he finally decided to buy it. With mom & bro whom came along; we can order more than 1 type to share among ourselves. Ever since returned from Taiwan trip; this dessert has became my favorite!! The weekend was crowded. We gotto wait for our seat, long queue to make orders.

snowflake in Pavilion

you will be given a ‘beeping UFO once you’ve made your order. lets see what happen next.

when the red flashing lights appear on the ‘beeping UFO’, please go to the counter to claim your order/ dessert.

clockwise from top: Tohua Series(RM5.90), Taroball Series(RM5.90), Snowflake Bestseller (RM6.50)

Taroball Series : Taroballs + barley + sweet potatoes + ‘taiwanese pearl’

Tohua Series : Cold Taufu Fah with kidney beans + sweet potatoes + lotus seed

Snowflake Bestseller : Grassjelly + Taroballs + Creamer

add creamer

Location:

P4.01.00 & E4.01.00
Pavilion KL
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
(outside Padini Concept Store)