Dinner @Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches, The Gardens Mall

Welcome….. Oink Oink Oink.

That’s how we were greeted that night.

Last month, in conjunction to Mother’s Day celebration, I brought my mom, my sister to celebrate our Mother’s Day at Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches, The Gardens Mall. This is their second outlet after the first outlet at Sea Park, PJ.


To play safe, I called to make a reservation for 7pm. The dining hall was already 3/4 occupied when we arrived *phew*.
Apart from that, the dining hall is very colorful and looked interesting too.


You know you are in serious PIG mode when you noticed the whole load of pigs surrounding you…

Not forgetting the tagline; “Confirm Gila Babi” which I find it hilarious. 😀

We spent some reading time due to the extensive Menu, consist of rice, pasta, salad, sandwiches.

This place is all about pork pork pork and more pork. Bring it on, the gila babi!

We started off with the Signature BBQ Pork Ribs (Full-6 ribs) RM45. I opted for non spicy because the kids can’t take spicy.


Caramelized, tender and juicy pork ribs I got here! Even, my home *Gordon Ramsay gave an approval on this 😀

Curry Sloppy Fries RM10

Curry Sloppy Fries was really good! Very special I felt. French fries topped with rich curry minced pork sauce & melted cheese. Ohhh, so sinful….but so memorable 😀

Ham Tan (salted egg) lover = Happily Ham Sup ^_^

Salted Egg Fried Pasta (got balls) RM18


Ohh, I love balls. I meant pork balls. The al-dente pasta was nicely coated with salted egg. Not too much of salted egg but just nice. As for the pork balls, it was tasty and meaty.

Hoi Lam Ting (Rice)  RM20

There’s rice, pork cutlets, gravy (sauce), salad as side.
I’m a gravy person. I poured in the gravy and stirred it well before eating the rice. I am an Asian. I am a Tong Nasi. I definitely love rice..LOL!

Upon ordering the (Full-6pcs) ribs, we are entitled for the “Kids Eat For Free” dish. Choice of dish for the “Kids Eat for Free” was quite limited. Thus we chose Rice Vice.

The portion is of full size. It has generous gravy on rice, topped with an egg and slices of fried chicken cutlet which was tender too. Every mouthful of rice was so flavorful due to the gravy. The kids like it too.
Rice Vice look quite similar to Katsudon. I actually preferred this over Hoi Lam Ting 🙂

 

In conjunction to Mother’s Day, for every RM100 spent, we got a complimentary Lazy Bones Wrap. Too much food to handle, we gotto take home this wrap.

I think mom enjoyed the food here. Happy Mother’s day mummy 🙂

The face of kena forced to take photo >.<

I felt the dishes served here are quite family friendly. They have spicy, non-spicy, rice or pasta to cater for both children & the elderly. Furthermore the twist of Asian~Western flavors suited our local taste very well. Apart from that, if you dislike pork, there’s a small selection of fish & chicken dishes on the menu.

Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches, The Gardens Mall (near Sushi Zanmai)

Lot T216B, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mall, Midvalley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +6012 567 2216
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun, 10am – 10pm

Website: www.ticklishribs.com

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*imposed 10% service charge*
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Mochi Sweets @ The Gardens Mall

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

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

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

“read instructions”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt again…..

Having the same thought…..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yeah…we  Moo Cow!!

 

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt
Lot T-K02, 3rd Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Mid Valley City,
Kuala Lumpur
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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

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt, The Gardens Mall

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

I’m singing to this nursery rhyme……

Moo Cow reminds me of this nursery rhyme…..

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

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

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

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

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

Hhmm…I feel like I’m in a barnyard…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt
Lot T-K02, 3rd Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Mid Valley City,
Kuala Lumpur
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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
    Selangor

Website



Lunch @ Pappa Rich

Pappa Roti, I’ve heard of it – the coffee flavor bun. But Pappa Rich kopitiam…are they owned by the same person?? Not too sure bout it.

However, this chained kopitiam has opened another outlet at The Gardens Mall. Another good choice for the customers to dine with an affordable price other than the food court. A whole long list of menu you may refer:- MENU

Bear in mind, this kopitiam is often crowded too.

I was there with my mom & friends.

Chicken Rice with Bean Sprout – RM10.90

(Flavorful rice cooked in chicken stock served with steamed chicken, bean sprout & fresh chili sauce) – The steamed chicken and bean sprout are good. Unfortunately, the rice and chili sauce, I think my mom cooks better! ^^

Ipoh Koay Teow Soup with Steamed Chicken – RM10.90

(Fresh flat rice noodles in clear chicken stock soup garnished with chives and spring onions; accompanied by a plate of steamed chicken served on a bed of lettuce, sliced cucumber and tomato) – I like that they separated the noodles and the chicken. This way, the soup wouldn’t be very oily. Taste wise, erm…moderate.

Pappa Prawn Mee – RM9.90

(Yellow noodles/ MeeHoon boiled in chicken soup served with fresh prawns, boiled egg, bean sprout and kangkung) – This prawn noodle taste very bland. Not so nice.

Dry Curry Koay Teow with Curry Chicken & Foo Chok – RM10.90

(Flat rice noodles blanched and topped with chicken curry, foo chok & bean sprout) – This is yummy! If only extra curry would to be added, it will taste even better.

Steamed Home Made Fish Otak-otak – RM5.80

(Fragrant and spicy fish mousse gently steam-cooked to perfection) – Quite nice.

Soya Milk Cincau with Gula Melaka – RM6.50 (a nice drink indeed!)

This was suppose to be meant as “Soya Milk with Sesame seed Ice Cream”. However my friend requested to separate it. Kesian the drink…has to go in separate ways 😦

The soya milk taste very pure and not too sweet. Same goes to the sesame seed ice cream. Smooth too.

**based on my past experience; the ‘nasi lemak’ and ‘curry mee’ are good!**

Pappa Rich

T237 A & B, Third Floor, The Gardens Mall, MidValley City

(near to Isetan)

Lunch @ Kita No Zen, Hokkaido Ichiba; The Garden Mall

This lunch was planned as a meet up before Wanyi left for work to Singapore. I wouldn’t say its a farewell, after all she will still return and we can still meet. Midvalley and The Gardens  will normally be our meeting point as its more like a center point between us. Should be more convenient I guess. Trying to figure out what should we eat or try this time. Each time we would try different food. I wonder when only we can finish trying all the food from both Midvalley & The Gardens ^^

 

Initially Ashley suggested Yogi Tree. Couldn’t remember how the plan changed. Lately I really craved for Japanese food ever since I watched this drama; The Rippling Blossom showing on Astro on Demand. Therefore; I would say this restaurant has fulfilled my wish!!

 

Nic and Mel arrived earlier then came Ashley and Wanyi. Lucky it was still early (at 12pm), therefore we don’t need to queue long.

Facing directly in front of the center escalator

 

The interior

 

We were directed to our seat. And was given 4 booklets of menu which comprises of set lunch, ala-carte, ice cream/dessert & the last one I have forgotten. Oppss

 

While studying the menu, Ashley said the menu is kinda similar to Rakuzen. The answer to your question; (I got it from a blogger) —-> Kita No Zen (the restaurant) and Hokkaido Ichiba (the adjoining ice cream/ dessert lounge) were opened by the people behind Rakuzen and Sushi/Pasta Zanmai.

Hot towels & Green Tea are served to guests for free of charge.

 

All of us decided to go for set lunch.

Nic ordered Yakiniku Zen(Grilled Beef Set)- RM28

Based on Nic, Ashley & Wanyi‘s interpretation; the meat is tender and juicy. While the gravy is tasty too.

 

Ash ordered Unagi Kabayaki Zen (Roasted Eel Set) – RM30

The size of unagi will not disappoint you. Apart from that, the unagi taste good too.

 

Mel ordered Nabeyaki Udon to Salmon Don Zen (Claypot Udon & Salmon Rice Set) – RM32

This set is good! Especially the slices of salmon. Its very fresh.

 

There was a moral lesson to learn here. Please read up the whole description of food before ordering. I somehow missed the word ‘rice’. Therefore it surprises me with 1 bowl of noodle & 1 bowl of rice. How can I finish all??  So, I scooped some noodle for Wanyi.

There you go, Wanyi’s Set. (No name)

 

All of us very bersungguh-sungguh to clear everything.

 

We requested for desserts to serve after meal.

Wanyi ordered Macha Ice no Hokkaido Milk Parfait (RM8.80)

Green Tea Ice Cream served in Hokkaido Milk with Glutinous Rice Ball & Green Tea Jelly, topped with Hokkaido Red Bean.

 

Macha Waffle (RM9.80)

Waffle with Green Tea Ice Cream topped with Green Tea Sauce & Hokkaido Red Bean

 

Sesame Indulgence (RM8.80)

 

The above desserts; only the green tea ice cream is good. Not applicable to the waffles. Because both types of waffles are so-so only.

 

Just 4 of us

 

We were at Hokkaido!!!

 

Love this cheeky pose of us!! (Wanyi, Ashley, Mel, Nic)

 

**Definitely will re-visit. Hinting it on Hubby now ^^

Food : 4/5

Ambiance : 4/5

Price : Worth the price. Big portion of food.

 

Kita No Zen, Hokkaido Iciba
T-201, 3rd Floor,
The Gardens,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 012-612 1060 / 03-2283 3060

A mini gathering @Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant

On last Saturday dated 22 January was exactly 1 year since we were in Taiwan. It was on 20 January 2010, since our trip to Taiwan together. If  I’m not mistaken, on 22 January 2010, we were at LeoFoo Village right Ashley, Wanyi??

 

Wanting to remember these sweet memories we had, therefore we made a small anniversary dinner. Wanyi suggested to have Taiwan food. Apparently, Fong Lye is the Taiwan restaurant which came across our mind.

 

We were there at 6+pm. As usual, its always crowded especially on weekends.

We were given a number for a table of 6. Waited for about 10 minutes till our number was called.

 

While waiting for Andrew to come, everyone is so hardworking to study the menu.

menu with wide selection of food (with photos to explain)

 

1 whole page of drinks

 

seriously studying the menu

 

really a tough decision….

 

It took us about 15 minutes to decide. After the decision is made, there’s a pencil and paper for us to write our order and pass it to the waiter.

Fried Squid with Pepper – RM9.30

 

Spicy Chicken Chop with Rice Set – RM19.80

(comprised a bowl of rice with gravy, braised egg, spring roll, pickled cucumber, a bowl of soup & 1 big piece of chicken chop)

 

Taiwan Chicken Chop Rice Set – RM19.80

(comprised a bowl of rice with gravy, braised tofu, spring roll, pickled cucumber, a bowl of soup & 1 big piece of chicken chop)

 

Chicken with Scallion Sauce – RM19.80

(comprised a bowl of rice with gravy, braised tofu, spring roll, pickled cucumber, a bowl of soup & 1 big portion of steam chicken)

 

Spare Ribs Set Meal – RM19.80

(comprised of rice with gravy, braised tofu, spring roll, pickled cucumber, a bowl of soup & 1 big piece of fried pork)

 

Stewed Beef in Hot Pot Set Meal – RM19.80

(comprised a plate of rice, braised tofu, spring roll, pickled cucumber, a bowl of soup & 1 small pot of stewed beef)

 

Fresh Tomato Fried Egg with Fish Set Meal – RM19.80

(comprised a bowl of rice with gravy, braised tofu, spring roll, pickled cucumber, a bowl of soup & a pot of fish and egg cooked with tomato)

 

Kong wants to be under the limelight too …..

 

 

a group photo before started the meal.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO TAIWAN, PEEPS!!! 🙂

 

FOOD = 4/5

ENVIRONMENT = 3/5

PRICE =  on above average price, but the food portion is big.

SERVICE = 3/5


Location: Lot T-208, 3rd Floor

Tel: 03-2282 8699


*NON-HALAL*

Taiwan Steamboat at “Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant”

Met up Jeanly at The Gardens on Saturday before attended Chin Hock & Ching Ching’s wedding in Mines Wellness Resort. Initially we thought of having sushi from the restaurant opposite Fong Lye. However failed to do so because we gotto wait for 15 minutes to be seated. Well; since Fong Lye is just opposite it…then I said why not lunching there, moreover Jeanly have not tried it. Its my 2nd time trying their food. Food wise I can still say it has wide range of choice, ambiance wise….don’t really like , macam pasar when its crowded, same goes to the table arrangement for 2. So close to each other…The feeling was like; “can I share your food”??  =_=

After looking through the menu; both of us were undecided on what to order. Jeanly was worrying the big portion of the food served. Therefore; I suggested why not we order a set of taiwan steamboat to share among us. We ordered a plate of fried oyster with egg.


avocado milk (RM10.80)

watermelon milk (RM7.30) – yummy!

the pot of soup for steamboat.

Consists of chunks of yam, cabbages. The soup-base is really tasty.

the ingredients for the steamboat.

special dipping sauce & tong fun

dump everything in for a boil

The steamboat price is at RM29.80.

Taiwan style fried oyster with egg (RM13.80)

The steamboat is good. However the fried oyster with egg is so so. But at least the oysters are not too small & its fresh lor….

FOOD = 4/5

ENVIRONMENT = 3/5

CLEANLINESS =  5/5

SERVICE = 3/5

Location: Lot T-208, 3rd Floor

Tel: 03-2282 8699

*NON-HALAL*