26 August 2014

The B Side @ Lido Plaza, Kota Kinabalu

After another long hiatus of posting due to my studies, finally I can take a breath and catch up with my postings! Initially, when I was back in Kota Kinabalu, my buddy has suggested me to visit The B Side cafe that serves artisanal coffee, gourmet pastries, and contemporary savouries that is certainly another hotspot for locals to enjoy.
 
Softshell Crab Pasta (RM 18.00)
 Their Softshell Crab Pasta is a must try! The pasta was lightly seasoned and topped off with a large portion of deep fried soft shell crab that was crunchy and chewy in every bite we had. The flavours were certainly fused well with the addition of crab roe and alfalfa sprout in between.

Eggs Benedict (RM 16.00)
 Although it was a dinner session, I opted to try their eggs Benedict in which they serve breakfast menu all day long. The poached egg was quite good, however the lack of seasoning and flavour does need a little push in it. For such price, I'm not sure if local KK'ians are ready to pay this price as what we have in KL (e.g. Antipodean, Coffea Coffee, etc) for breakfast.

Eggs Benedict (RM 16.00)

Gourmet Cakes & Pastries
 Aside from the main meals offered in the menu, they are also various pastries and truffles for you to choose from which are freshly prepared.

Chocolate Truffle Torte (RM 9.00)

Their chocolate truffle torte was simply divining that reminds me of a chocolate Nutella explosion in your mouth. Recommended!

Piccolo Latte (RM 8.00)
 Nothing is complete without trying their roasted coffee, their version of Piccolo Latte was quite average for us though.

Local Photographs
 Nice photographs of the local KK's scene.

The B Side @ Lido Plaza
Do head here earlier as patrons seems to occupy most of the time due to the lack of seating space. Our verdict? Worth a visit as KK is starting to move into this scene.

Address:

Lot 21, Ground Floor, 
Lido Plaza, Jalan Nosoob, 
Penampang.

Weekdays (Tuesday to Friday, closed every Monday) : 10am - 11pm 
Weekends (Saturday and Sunday): 9am - 12am
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23 July 2014

Nana's Green Tea @ The Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

Since plenty of people was raving about Nana's Green Tea that firstly open in The Gardens, we decided to try out this place for lunch. This artisan dessert place mostly infuses the green tea essence in their delights which was quite refreshing as the ones I tried in Osaka before. In addition, set lunches are offered everyday for a mere price of RM 20 that includes a main dish and a drink of your choice!

Chicken Cutlet Curry Set (RM 18.80)
An average chicken cutlet curry rice but the miso soup was quite refreshing.

Chicken Karaage Curry Don Set (RM 18.80)

Salmon Don Set (RM 18.80)
The sliced salmon presented in the Salmon Don was not so fresh when served to us.

Locomoco Hamburg Set (RM 18.80)
For the Locomoco Hamburd, the chicken patty flavour was heavily masked by the overly-generous portion of ketchup sauce on top!

Matcha Namacho Parfait (RM 19.80)
This parfait was certainly sweet and luscious with the infusion of Kanten jelly, cornflakes, vanilla & matcha ice cream, red bean, and chocolate matcha ganache that was extremely sweet. Portion wise, its enough for 2-3 person.

Cold Uji Green Tea & Matcha Latte
Their green tea series was certainly enriched with the bitter tea essence which may proved too bitter for some. But overall, still a good choice to order for the oriental tastebuds.

Hot Azuki Latte & Hoji Latte
The Azuki latte was mainly based on red bean flavours while the Hoji latte represents the Japanese version of coffee.

F & B Models

Nana's Green Tea @ The Gardens
Overall, a great place to visit if you are only up for artisan desserts and sweet delights. Do head early if you are going for lunch since the place tends to get fully packed in a fast manner.

Address:
Nana's Green Tea Cafe
Lot 231A, Lower Ground Floor,
The Gardens Mall, 
Mid Valley City,
Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +6016 6547574 / +6016 2658535

Mon - Sun : 10 am to 10 pm
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19 July 2014

Check-In Dining @ 88 Marketplace, Kota Kinabalu [Invited Review]

Hey KK peeps! Today's post will reveal KK's first aviation theme restaurant; Check-In Dining at 88 Marketplace which we at malaysiacuisine.com were invited to have a sample of what they have to offer. The place certainly has a aviation-themed pop in its decor which was really surprisingly nice to enjoy. On top of that, menu prices in this restaurant are kept affordable for everyone without compromising its flavour and quality. Do read more below!

Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon - RM 13.90

Caesar Salad with Chicken Ham - RM 9.90

Soup of the Day - RM 6.90

Shrimp Paste Chicken Wing - RM 9.90
 A combination of marinated shrimp flavours onto chicken wings definitely is a must-try that has the right amount of crispiness and taste.

Cheese Meat Ball  - RM 13.90

Fish & Chips - RM 16.90
 A generous portion of Fish & Chips were served that was quite interesting!

Chicken Cutlet - RM 16.90

Sirloin Steak - RM 25.90

Fish Fillet Cheese Baked Rice - RM 13.90
 The cheese baked rice was baked nicely and seasoned well with right amount of cheese.

Chicken Chop Fried Rice - RM 12.90

Carbonara Chicken - RM 13.90

Beef Burger - RM 14.90
 For such price, the beef burger was simply divining and the patty was tender and juicy in every bite!

Hot Chocolate - RM 7.90
 A simple hot chocolate beverage topped with marshmallows and more choco-guilt sauce!

Panna Cotta - RM 6.90
 Craving for some Italian dessert? The Panna Cotta is a winner and recommended to all patrons. Served in a unique potted plant style, the sweetness was balanced well !

Chocolate Fondue - RM 28.90
Their chocolate sauce has just the right amount of sweetness which is accompanied by servings of fruits, breadsticks, and marshmallows!

Group shot with fellow Bloggers & Owners!
 Special thanks to Jessy & Sean for inviting us over, Bloggers Chloe (chloetiffanylee.blogspot.com) and Frankie (foodiotkk.com) for the great evening!

Check-In Dining

Check-In Dining
In addition, new menu dishes will be introduced from time to time. So, what-cha waiting for? Check-in to board Check-In Dining @ 88 Marketplace and sample their affordable & luscious menu! Do tell us below in the comments about your experience!


@Pictures by Ken Wong

Address:
Block E, Lot 3, 
Lorong Pusat Komersil 88/2,
88 Marketplace, 
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel: 088-221152

BUSINESS HOUR: 
11AM - 11PM (MONDAY - FRIDAY);
10AM - 11PM (SATURDAY & SUNDAY + PUBLIC HOLIDAY)
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23 June 2014

Jom Berbuka Puasa - Feast of Ramadhan @ Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Hey peeps! As the Ramadhan month is coming, Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is having a grand buffet feast during this fasting month with loads of great delicacies and luscious flavours to fill your stomachs with! I would like to thank Pearl International Hotel for extending their invitation to us for a food preview, which unfortunately I was busy to attend. 

However, here is the some great information and details of the feasts that includes discounts and early bird offers for their Jom Berbuka Feast! Read on below for more info!

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JOM BERBUKA PUASA - FEAST of RAMADHAN @ PEARL -  30 June till 26 July, 2014

 Unforgettable Moments This  Ramadhan At Pearl International Hotel KL!

Pearl International Hotel brings you the best of this Ramadhan through our “Feast of Ramadhan - Jom Berbuka Puasa @ Pearl ” which showcases the best of authentic Ramadhan Festive cuisine during this fasting month.

This year theme of ' a-la minute action stalls ' concept will have your favourite food served sizzling-hot done before your very eyes that will surely put any discerning taste-bud through great food enjoyment.  Highlighting a myriads of mouth-watering unique dishes from all over Malaysia, diners can expect to come back for more as the dishes on our buffet line differs daily.

Whether you are dining with family or with groups of friends, our kitchen team has dished up more than  100 authentic dishes that reminiscent popular Malaysian food in the buffet spreads and action stalls ranging from ;









Main Course (on rotational basis) - Nasi Minyak Badam, Ayam Masak Merah, Daging Salai Percik, Ikan Pari Assam Pedas, Sotong Lemak Cili padi, Sauteed Kailan With Mushroom, Kacang Panjang Goreng Tempeh, Nasi Beriani Kismis, Ayam Masak Beriani , Daging Rendang, Ikan Tenggiri Masak Tauchu, Kupang Sambal Bawang, Sauteed Mixed Vegetable With Mushroom, Kobis Masak Lemak, Nasi Dagang, Ayam Panggang Masak Lemak Cili padi, Daging Masak Kicap, Ikan Tongkol Masak Kari, Sambal Kerang Istimewa, Sauteed Siew Pak Choy, Sambal Terung, Nasi Lemak with Condiment, Ayam Goreng Tepung, Kambing Masak Kuzi, Ikan Panggang Tepian Tebrau, Braised Bean Curd with Black Bean Sauce, Baby Kailan with Salted Fish, Sayur Lodeh, Nasi Margarine Badam, Ayam Panggang Setan, Daging Masak Merah, Ikan Keli Lemak Cili Api Tempoyak, Soft Bean Curd with Tauchu Sauce, Sauteed Three Mushroom, Kang Kong Goreng Belacan.


KERABU Action Salad Station - Malaysian rojak  buah – buahan, Assorted pecal with condiments, Kerabu mangga muda, Kerabu betik muda, tauhu sumbat, acar jelatah, Acar rampai & Nasi ulam, Assorted local salted fish – gelama, bulu ayam, kurau, sepat, tenggiri , talang, kembong & perkasam, terubok ikan masin, assorted cracker, ulam raja,daun pegaga,jantung pisang, kacang botol  , kacang panjang, petai, jering, terung pipit, cincaluk , budu, Sambal nenas, tempoyak & sambal tempoyak, Sambal belacan, sambal manga.

Malaysian Pickles - Jeruk betik, jeruk mangga, jeruk kelubi, jeruk buah pala & jeruk cermai,Jeruk salak, jeruk sengkuang, jeruk kedondong, Dried fruit- asam boi merah, asam boi putih, lime skin.

From Soup Kettles Section (on rotational basis) - Sup Soon Dengan Kentang dan Sayuran, Cream Of Mushroom Soup, Sup Kambing with potato, Chicken Herbal Soup, Sup Ekor Lada Hitam with potato, Sweet Corn Soup with Crab Meat, Sup Tom Yam Aneka Laut, Braised Seafood Soup, Sup Tulang Rawan with Potato, Hot and Sour Soup.
Carving Station  -  Fresh mix herb marinated whole Lamb, Ayam Golek Madu Lembah Pantai  with barbeque, pepper, mushroom and mint sauce, Grills selections – Chicken Wings, Beef, Squid and Marinated Fish.

PEARL SIGNATURE DISH - Gulai Kawah Pak Long, Gulai Kambing or Gulai Rusa and Gulai Daging Lemang & Ketupat with chicken, Beef floss.

LIVE HAWKER ACTION STALLS (ROTATIONAL BASIS)  - Curry Laksa with condiments, Laksa Penang with condiments,  , Roti Canai or Murtabak or Roti Jala with Chicken Curry & Dhall , Ipoh Chicken Rice with condiment, Chicken Sharwarma with Pita Bread , Beef and Chicken Satay with Nasi Impit, Cucumber, Onion and Peanut Sauce, Mee Rebus with condiments.

DESSERT STATIONS - Chocolate brownies, fruit tart, peanut butter mousse, raspberry mousse , mocha walnut cake, ├ęclair, chocolate donut, assorted jellies ,assorted malay kuih, kerepek ubi,tapai pulut,tapai ubi, bread butter pudding

TRADITIONAL ICE-CREAM & ICE KACANG - Red bean, durian, sweet corn, mango, yam ,ice kacang and ling chi kang

TROPICAL FRUITS SELECTION - 4 Type of Seasonal  Freshly  Sliced Tropical Fruit

SWEET HOT KETTLE (on rotational basis)  -  Bubur Pulut Hitam, Bubur Cha-cha, Bubur Kacang Merah

JUICES AND CORDIAL CORNER - Soya bean, Air Tebu, Jus Mango and Jus Black Current, Teh Tarik and Kopi Tarik , that will surely please any discerning palate during the fasting month .

All these delectable widespread on the buffet for RM 98 nett for adults and RM 40 nett for children below age of 12, this “Feast of Ramadhan - Jom Berbuka Puasa @ Pearl ” starts 30th June 2014 lasting through the Ramadhan period till 26th July 2014.

And to make the deal better, we have our “Feast of Ramadhan - Jom Berbuka Puasa @ Pearl ”  Promotional Gift Vouchers valued at RM 750 nett /per booklet of 10 vouchers. To purchase, please call Lawrence Khoh  012-370 6108  or  just call 603-7983 1 1 1 1  ext  3309  for details.


Located on the 5th mile of Jalan Klang Lama, Pearl International Hotel is easily accessible as we are mid-way between KL and PJ. Make this “Feast of Ramadhan - Jom Berbuka Puasa @ Pearl ”  a special one for your family, friends and colleagues by “berbuka puasa” together with us.

For table reservations, please contact Cafe 5 ,  603-7983 1111 ext. 3205 (Alan Wong / Izzwan)



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3 June 2014

KL Steamboat Station @ Zenith Corporate Park, Petaling Jaya

We had our buffet steamboat in KL Steamboat Station nearby Paradigm Mall which was quite OK for us. Thanks to LivingSocial, we had the whole place all to ourselves for a deal. However, even though the voucher states no booking required during weekdays, its recommended to call first as they seem to always have events that occupy all the restaurant seats. FYI, KL Steamboat Station is halal.
Condiments & Noodles
There are a few selections of noodles, and condiments to choose from. For grilling purposes, only plain butter is given as the oil base to grill your delights.

Ready-made Dishes
There are 4-5 ready made dishes that day that includes Assam Laksa, noodles, and etc. However, even though we arrive at 6 pm, they did not refill the dishes at all, making some dishes unavailable throughout the night.

Vegetables & Seafood!
Meat Galore
Steamboat & Grill Ingredients
Their steamboat and grill selections were quite limited as it includes vegetables, poultry, seafood, and processed frozen food. As compared to other steamboat buffet restaurants, they were not much selections to choose from. Marinated specialities includes plum & black pepper flavours.

Grilling some prawns!

Steamboat
For your steamboat broth, they serve either chicken or tom yam flavour soup to pour all your delicacies into the pot! The tom yam flavour was quite flavourful and spicy for patrons who loved an extra spiciness.

Sushi Train
In the middle of the restaurant, there is a train carrying steamboat delights. Although its moving, I'm not sure whats the purpose for. There was nothing on the train though.

Dessert & Cookies
Chocolate Fountain
Choose your cookies and dipped them in this luscious chocolate fountain!

Beverages
Beverages are served such as soft drinks, coffee, juices, and ABC!

KL Steamboat Station

KL Steamboat Station
My verdict? Maybe wrong timing to arrive after an event where they were almost nothing left to choose from. Could use some improvements in the near future.

Address:
Behind Paradigm Mall,
43A -G, Block D, 
Zenith Corporate Park, 
Jalan SS7/26, Kelana Jaya, 47301 
03-7887 7000
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