Category Archives: Subang

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.

♥ 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

Dinner @ Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant, Empire Shopping Gallery

Last month, during our Anniversary, Alex and I decided to have some Japanese food as a simple dinner celebration. We chose Rakuzen because my 1st experience at Rakuzen, GTower was good. Unfortunately the other day, Ashley was telling me her recent visits to Rakuzen, GTower, the food were lousy. Food arrived cold and service was poor. *Sigh* Why can’t something good maintain its quality and whatsoever?

There are total of 7 Rakuzen outlets over Klang Valley.

This time we went to the Rakuzen located at Empire Shopping Gallery. We were there at around 8+pm. To my surprise the place is already quite crowded. I never expect it could be so many people even on weekdays.  We did not make any reservation, therefore no nice feng sui seats T_T

How can Japanese food go without wasabi??

Ebi Tempura – RM26

Crispy battered tempura prawn. Prawns were fresh and crunchy.

Uhhh…my favorite dish of all!! Plate of fresh sashimi at RM60

Couldn’t find any fault on this plate of Stamina Maki – RM38. Sushi roll with thick slices of tasty unagi.

Wanna share some sushi? 😀

Collagen Nabe (S) – RM30

Hot pot using miso soup base. Fresh ingredients are vegetables, enoki mushroom, tofu, udon and oysters. The oysters were good and soup was tasty as well.

Alex is quite a rice person. So we ordered a bowl of Garlic Rice – RM9. This garlic rice is quite normal.

Alex said Shishamo at Rakuzen is good. So we ordered a plate of Shishamo which comes in 3pcs for RM10.

I then conclude my meal with a cuppa Yuzu Sherbet – RM6. The icy cold dessert is refreshing to have after meal. Moreover yuzu is helps to digest my food so that I can eat another round ^_^

Lot UG 17, Upper Ground Floor,

Empire Shopping Gallery,
Jln SS16/1,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

TEL : 03 5635 0100 / 012 460 2320
FAX : 03 5635 8840

Daily 12.00pm – 3.00 & 6.00pm – 11.00pm


Dinner @ Seoul Palace Korean BBQ, The 19 USJ CITY MALL

Redeemed a deal which I purchased earlier through Groupon.

A deal which consist of :-

Korean BBQ Pork / Chicken Set Meal. Includes Kimchi Jjigae + Dolsot Bibimbap + 10 Side Dishes + 1 Rice. Meal for 2 (RM43)

There are total of 4 outlets in Klang Valley. (Bandar Baru Klang, Bukit Tinggi Klang, Kuchai Lama & USJ). I chose the one located at USJ because its just 10 minutes drive from my house.

Nice and inviting entrance.

We were greeted and directed to our seat. I handed over my printed copy coupon. Confirmed our order and within minutes 10 side dishes were served while a waiter preparing our BBQ Pork. (not crowded because its on weekday therefore the service was good?)

I like the ambiance here. Its bright and well-arranged.  The dining area is separated into 2. The tatami style and the normal one. I like the tatami area. Feel as though I’m having a meal in Korea.

The best part about Korean food is the side dishes (Banchan). Here are the 10 refillable side dishes.

The staff working on our pork. Doing the grilling and cutting on the stove right next to our table. Yes, we chose pork over chicken.

Samgyeop-sal (Sliced pork Belly). The perfectly done BBQ Pork Belly that you hardly feel the fats. They are cut into pieces so that its easier for people to consume.

With the green lettuce, miso sauce and bbq pork belly…we wrapped them with rice.

A bowl of piping hot Kimchi-Jjigae (Kimchi stew pork & tofu) was served pretty quick! The hot and flavorful soup is tasty and quite salty. Tasty and salty, went home feeling thirsty too!

Dolsot-Bibimbap, our final dish. Bibimbap is rice in hot pot topped with sauteed vegetables and chili paste. An egg will be cracked on the rice. Then mix and stir everything before eating. (photo above shows before and after mixing)

Overall, Samgyeop-sal (BBQ Sliced pork Belly) is the one I like most. The rest are just normal. Next I’m interested to try their Samgae-Tang (Ginseng chicken soup) because I love Korean Ginseng soup!

Seoul Palace (19 USJ City Mall)
1st Floor, Lot F31, The 19 USJ City Mall, Jalan Kewajipan, USJ 19, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Phone: 03-8025 9805 (Call 11am – 10.30pm daily)

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

Dinner @ Sumo Japanese Restaurant, USJ 9

On Valentine day……

Alex and I decided to dine out.

I was worried about the jam on road, therefore I tried to get a place which is not too far from our home. Then, I asked Wanyi for suggestion since she’s more familiar to places in Subang. I told her I wanted Japanese food. So, she suggested  Sumo Japanese Restaurant located at USJ 9, opposite Taipan Subang. She claimed that the food is nice and price is affordable too. Great! That would be around 15 minutes drive from my home.

The restaurant, owned by husband and wife team Paul Foong and Joanne Ong.

Though the restaurant is not very spacious, but we able to have our meal comfortably too. There’s a section where you can have more privacy. Probably for functions.

The working chef and his assistant. It was really a busy night for them. Customers were coming in and out of the restaurant. And I observed quite a number of them are the regular customers. Probably because the owner is friendly or the food is good??

The prices shown on the menu is quite reasonable too.

We were served Miso Soup each. (Included in the set we ordered)

Shishamo – RM9.90

**The boat is about to sail** Don’t you think these Sashimi looks pretty? Good presentation too.

Sashimi Mix Deluxe – RM46

The raw fish were fresh and I have no complain on this.

Chicken Teriyaki Sizzling – RM22.90

This dish is served with a bowl of rice. The portion was quite big. Somehow I felt it tasted a lil too sweet for me.

Special Bento (set) – RM31

Comes with sushi, tempura and chawanmushi. However both chawanmushi & tempura were just average only.

A closer look on the sushi. The sushi were not bad. While the rice are firm and won’t fall easily.

Green Tea Ice Cream with Red Bean – RM7.50

Last but not least…to end the meal with a satisfying dessert. Though I’m not really a great fan of green tea ice cream, but I do think that their green tea ice cream is good! Very creamy, smooth and has a good taste of green tea. It goes well with the red bean paste which is not too sweet.

My not so romantic HB surprised me with a bouquet of red roses.

Happy Valentine Day & Love you, Darling ^^

Food : 6.5/10

Price : 7/10

Ambiance : 7/10

48, Jalan USJ 9/5P,
Subang Business Centre,
Subang Jaya,
47620 Selangor.
(Tel: 03-8023 1163).
Business hours: Tues to Sun; 11.30am to 3pm (lunch), 5.30pm to 10pm (dinner). Closed on Mon.

Dinner @ Nando’s , USJ Taipan Subang Jaya

Greeting Happy New Year to everyone here. How was your new year? Hope everything is fine.

……my first post for year 2012……

Checking in Nando’s USJ Taipan, a busy commercial area.

Nando’s at USJ Taipan is a new outlet. Usually you will locate one at shopping malls…which is rather common. This stand alone Nando’s has good ambiance and its spacious too. How about the food quality and service? Well, its not bad too. The food served has a good presentation with sufficient ingredients and flavors. Well…I’ll leave it to you to judge through the photos  ^^

“Hence, to my gf Ashley…I know lately you are quite stressful, upset and quite disappointed. Perhaps, this post might brighten up your day….hehehe…(her favorite food after all)…”

The exterior looking pretty attractive.

The lowered wooden platform to place a row of Nando’s Peri Peri sauce. What a creative idea!

a promising deal….

All Nando’s Chicken are marinated for 24 hours in their secret sauce until the flavor goes right through to the bone. They are then flame-grilled and basted with your choice of Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce.

Everybody loves Nando’s…

Nando’s authentic Peri Peri, also known as the African Bird’s Eye Chili. Which is your favorite? I like Garlic Peri-Peri Sauce.

1/4 Chicken with 2 sidelines (Mediterranean Rice & Old Style Chips)  – RM15.90

1/4 Chicken with 2 sidelines (Coleslaw & Peri Chips)  – RM15.90

Based on the Peri-o-meter, choose your desired flavor for the chicken. Ranging from Lemon & Herb(for beginners), Mild Peri-Peri (a little warmer-for those looking for more adventure), Hot Peri-Peri (if you really want to spice things up) and Extra Hot Peri-Peri (Evoke tears of joy for serious chili lovers).

Lighten Up Chocolate Cake – RM8.90.

Look at the thick and rich chocolate slice. Its a good choice for chocolate lovers (referring to myself).

I’m giving a good score for this Nando’s outlet. Hopefully my next visit won’t be disappointing .

Nando’s USJ Taipan
No.25, Jalan USJ 10/1E,
USJ 10, Taipan,
47260 UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Opening Hours : 11AM – 10PM (Mon-Thurs)
                                  11AM – 10.30PM (Fri-Sun)
Tel : 03-5635 8255

Dinner @ Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh, SS14 Subang Jaya

When you say Bak Kut Teh or short form as BKT, people often refers you to Klang. That’s because Klang is famous for Bak Kut Teh.

Nevertheless, I can get good BKT in Subang & KL or other states too. Nestled in this busy township of Subang, I found this good BKT! All thanks to Alex who highly recommended this place. Alex claimed that the very much popular Taiwanese singer Jay Chou visited this place once, sometime before year 2000. WOW! This place got so popular? Did Mr. Jay enjoyed the food? Did he get a free meal there? Did he cut an album on BKT? Oppsss….soreeeee….*cut the crap Mel!*

Well…a brief intro if you do not know what is BKT.

The name literally translates as “meat bone tea”, and, at its simplest, consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui, fennel seeds and garlic) for hours.[1] However, additional ingredients may include offal, varieties of mushroom, choy sum, and pieces of dried tofu or fried tofu puffs. Additional Chinese herbs may include yu zhu (rhizome of Solomon’s Seal) and ju zhi (buckthorn fruit), which give the soup a sweeter, slightly stronger flavor. Light and dark soy sauce are also added to the soup during cooking, with varying amounts depending on the variant. Garnishings include chopped coriander or green onions and a sprinkling of fried shallots. (source fr. wiki)

The crowd started to grow after 7pm. Though large crowd, you’ll get your food served pretty quick. Looking at the crowd..I think I can count the profit *kaching kaching $$$$$*.

I like mixing both dark & light soya sauce together with garlic & cili padi.

They serves ‘nasi minyak’ rather than the white rice which is so common. I love dipping the crispy ‘yau char kwai’ into the hot soup.

Star of the day! Bak Kut Teh filled with 3 layers pork, pork ribs, pig’s intestine, pig’s stomach and fu chuk for RM28.50 (serving for 3). Well, we added Enoki Mushroom for RM5.

*sings..Smoke Get in Your Eyes……BKT must be consume while its hot. I very much prefers the BKT that serves in claypot. These days, there are many serving method. However I still love the classic claypot one lah! Ok..back to this pot of BKT. What can I say more? The rich and flavorful soup is so good. If you unlike the strong taste of herbs, worry not…the herbs in the soup is not too strong yet retain the good flavors. Not enough of soup? Ask for more! ^^

Dry Bak Kut Teh – RM19 (serving for 2). After trying the common type of BKT, how about trying the dry version. Something like braising I suppose. Loving every bites of the 3 layers pork which is meaty and tender cooked with dark soya sauce, chopped cili padi and ginger.

Vinegar Pork Trotter (猪脚醋) – RM9.50 (serving for 1)

A dish which usually consumed by mummies during confinement (after childbirth). Why? This dish is often cooked with lots of ginger. Knowing that ginger able to dispel wind from the body.

Sour & Spicy Vegetable – RM5 (small)

For single serving, I would say the portion is generous enough. The sourish yet spicy gravy is so appetizing.

Too much of meat? Well…balancing it by ordering a plate of vege; “Yau Mak”(lettuce) – RM10

Food : 9/10

Service : Efficient

Price : Affordable

Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh
54A, Jln SS14/2
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: +6017 226 3226
Tuesday – Sunday: 8am – 11pm (Closed on Mon)

Gong Cha Bubble Tea

Yeah..finally I got the chance to try Gong Cha Bubble Tea.

Earlier I blogged about Chatime then Ochado. All 3 are different brands of bubble tea which getting most of the popularity among the young generations. That includes me. *Big Grin*

I sort of addicted to bubble tea. Each time I travel to KL, I will find chance to get a cup. That is because I can’t get a good ones in Seremban. *sigh*

Yea..believe it or not, during the Raya break I had Bubble Tea for 3 consecutive days. Wahahaha….(with pearl of cos! my favorite after all)

Alright, back to Gong Cha. Currently there’s only 2 outlets in KL. Located at The Gardens Mall & SS15 (Subang Jaya). The kiasu me visited both outlets. I felt that both outlets are located in a rather secluded area. You may unaware of it.

“Gong Cha 貢茶 is a popular bubble tea chain that was established in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2006, and since 2009, has since swept Malaysia’s neighbouring countries – Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Macau and The Philippines – by storm. The term “gong cha” is translated as the ancient act of offering tea to royalty, such as the Emperor of China.

crowd in The Gardens Mall outlet no lesser than others too.

LCD screens to allow you to choose your order easily. I noticed they don’t have much flavors/ choices in the menu. Unlike Gong Cha in Singapore, Hong Kong & Taiwan.

They only offers 1 standard size

Gong Cha Signature Milk Winter Melon Tea – RM5.90 (recommended)

Shake well before consume. I like the perfect combination of this drink. The milk and winter melon tea were so good and smooth! You should try it. (recommended 70% sugar)

add on “White Pearl” – RM1.50

Since everyone was saying about this ‘white pearl’ in Gong Cha, I definitely getting the chance to try it here. What is the difference between the ordinary pearl?  White pearl is made from seaweed extract. Therefore the texture is more chewy. Somehow I still prefer the usual black pearl.

Enjoy Gong Cha Signature Milk Tea in 3 ways

Winter Melon Tea – RM3.90

Nothing to shout about.

Plum Green Tea – RM4.90 (recommended)

Not too sour. Nice plum flavor yet you can still taste the aromatic brewed tea.

House Special Milk Coffee – RM6.90 (recommended)

Recommended for coffee lovers. Nice aromatic coffee drink.

Roselle Tea – RM4.90

hmm…not really into it. Not used to the taste.

Oolong Tea – RM3.90 (additional RM1 for Pearl).

A refreshing tea to quench your thirst with nice aromatic oolong tea.

Basil Seeds Lemon Winter Melon Tea – RM5.90 (recommended)

Though it sounded unique but the taste and combination were good. I like it. Flavorful taste from the winter melon tea, slight sourish from the lemon bits and a lil crunchy-ness from the basil seeds. 3 in 1 combi.

Gong Cha

  • S-238B, 2nd Floor,
    The Gardens Mall,
    Mid Valley City,
    Lingkaran Syed Putra,
    59200 Kuala Lumpur


  • No 3, Jalan SS15/7,
    47500 Subang Jaya


Dessert Time @ Snowflake, SS15

There’s always this small space in my stomach spared for dessert. Dessert can actually made a person happier. *that would be me of course*

Right after our lunch at Face to Face Noodles House, SS15, we decided to go for dessert at Snowflake which is just a walking distance (back row of shops). Yea..just name me ‘tam jiak’…  ^^

SNOWFLAKE is trademarked Taiwanese dessert concept which started off in 2009. It has now expand with several outlets in KL. (Subang, Pavilion, Kota Damansara, Kuchai and Sungei Wang).

We were there at around 12.30pm. Surprisingly the door was closed. Looked at the business hour…*Alamak…opens at 1pm ler! What to do..already all the way there, wait lor… Apparently not only us eagerly waited for the door to open. There were also other customers. *raised eyebrow*

At 1pm…Its still quite vacant.

Queue up to place your order. Yeap…self service.

Jeng Jeng Jeng….I’ve successfully collected 10 stamps. I’m gonna redeem a free bowl of dessert. Getting a new card as well…

After you placed an order and made your payment, you will be given this ‘beeping UFO’. (really look like an UFO too). What is that for?? Bring it over to you seat. Once you see this “UFO” vibrates and with blinking lights, means your dessert is ready and you may collect them from the counter.

Snowflake Bestseller – RM6.90 (recommended)

This is my favorite! Bottom is iced glass jelly, covered with layer of glass jelly and topped with taroballs. Add the creamer for extra flavors. The taroballs are chewy and I usually save for the last!

A closer view

Tohua Series (with only kidney beans) – RM5.00

A bowl of cold smooth smooth tohua together with the nicely cooked kidney bean.

Tohua Series (with sweet potato, pearls, taroballs) – RM6.50

For tohua series; you may choose your desired topping. (green bean, red bean, peanuts, barley, kidney bean, black glutinous rice, sweet potato, baby pearl, pearl, lotus seed, taro, taroballs, sesame balls). The tohua can be either cold or hot too.

Sea Amber Jelly – RM6.90

An icy dessert topped with jelly and pearls. Hmmm…not really my liking.

Half an hour later…..It became so crowded now! So good business….

SNOWFLAKE SUBANG SS15 (the main outlet)

No. 61A, First Floor, Jalan SS15/8A,
Subang Jaya, 47500 Selangor

(Sun – Thu) 1.00pm – 11.00pm
(Fri – Sat) 1.00pm – 12.00 midnight


Lunch @ Face to Face Noodles House, SS15

Last weekend we were at Subang. Having thoughts of what to eat for lunch other than Taipan, USJ. Alex suggested SS15. Yahh..I knew this place de…ASIA CAFE is over there (my favorite spot at night). There are quite varieties of food there. Just name what cuisine you preferred. Pizza, Burgers, Western, Chinese, Desserts, Bakery. However this area is often jam especially after 9pm!!

Among all; we chose  Face to Face Noodles House. Why? Dunno…ask Alex…

Anyway, “Face to Face” 面对面?? Sounds cute right…

About the history and story of  Face to Face Noodles House, please refer to their website at the bottom of this post. I was quite surprised that there are total of 16 outlets and will be opening another 3 outlets soon. Apparently the specialty here are noodles. The noodles are traditionally homemade.

A tray of assorted chili

The recommended Chili Flakes. Goes well with all the noodles.

Honey Lemon Ice – RM2.90

Ice Lemon Juice – RM2.80

White Coffee – RM3.50

3 Layer Wheat Grass – RM4.50

**all the drinks above are not bad. can try**

Type of noodles that you may choose

House Specialty Hot & Spicy Dry Pan Mee – RM5.60

Flour noodle topped with fried anchovies, minced pork and poached egg. Must add chili flakes! Then stir everything. However I much prefer the on I had at Super Kitchen.

House Specialty Soup Pan Mee – RM5.60 (recommended)

I like this. The broth taste good. Taste like homemade ones. (Mummy’s version)

Genki Herbal Pan Mee Sua – RM8.90 (recommended)

This one is not bad too. Especially the herbal soup. Boiled with jujube,  “luk juk” and chicken thigh. Very tasty.

Traditional Sarawak Noodle – RM5.60

Here in KL is rather difficult to get an authentic Sarawak Noodle(Mee Kolok). The one I had here look 90% similar to the original Sarawak version. But taste wise is different. This Sarawak Noodle is too dry.

A comparison I made.

Dark Soy Sauce & Chili Sauce Sarawak Noodle – RM5.60 (recommended)

I would say this is better than “Traditional Sarawak Noodle” above. This is more tasty and nice.

Kimchi Dumpling Soup – RM4.80 (5 pcs) (recommended)

The ingredients used in for wrapping are quite dense and tasty. Not forgetting the flavorful soup.

Food : 7/10

Service : 7/10

Price : 6/10

Face to Face Noodles House

64, Jalan SS15/4D,
Subang Jaya,
47500 Selangor.

Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 9:30am – 10:00pm