3 March 2015
Hidden away from the busy city strets of Kota Kinabalu, The Coffee Lab definitely brings a cool and relaxing vibe to the food scene in KK. It might be hard to notice at first the location of this place, just look for the big Frankie Interior Design board and the cafe is located just below the sign. What I like about The Coffee Lab is the quiet location that is a suitable for a relaxing chit-chat, and the affordable price of their food & beverage list making it a great place to hangout. Sorry for the low quality pics though as the shots has been taken through my smartphone.
|The Ice Chocolate (RM 7.00)|
|Nuttellano Affagato (RM 8.00)|
|Baked Mashed Potatoes (RM 5.50)|
|Mac & Cheese (RM 3.00)|
|Peach Float (RM 6.00)|
|The Coffee Lab|
|The Coffee Lab|
|The Coffee Lab|
Generally, a good location for a quick meal as they even serve some rice dishes. They also seems to incorporate items for sale such as coffee makers and cool furnitures that surely has a unique concept. Do remember to visit during their business hours as they are closed during night time!
The Coffee Lab (Frankie Interior Design),
Taman Soon Kiong,
88300 Kota Kinabalu.
Business Hours: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
27 January 2015
Tasty Work has rolled out its Chinese New Year 2015 set menu which consists of mutiple course dishes or ala carte CNY specials. We were lucky to be invited to have a preview on some on their dishes since CNY is just around the corner! A big shoutout to Jessy for extending her invitation to this food tasting session with other fellow bloggers!
|Steamed Cod Fish|
|Golden Roasted Chicken|
|Salt & Pepper Prawns|
|Braised Oysters with Black Moss|
|Chef's Special Lamb Stew|
|Homemade Hot & Cold Puddings|
|Yee Sang Tossing Session!|
|Tasty Wok CNY 2015 Menu|
Thats it! A preview of some of the CNY dishes we have in Tasty Wok. Do note that a min. of 3 days advance booking is required for the RM 778+ CNY set menu. So, do call advance if you are interested!
Off Jalan Lintas (Lido-Kepayan),
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Business Hours: 8am - 12am
22 January 2015
Equatorial restaurant started off in Sandakan and has made its way to Kota Kinabalu many years ago. Although lots of people say its good, I find this trip disappointing especially if you are planning to order moderate-priced food. Although they say the premium ingredients dishes tasted far better, I find Equatorial concept is mostly on lightly seasoned cooking which embelishes a healthy flavour to it.
|Spinach Stew with Century Eggs and Salted Duck Eggs (RM 25)|
The saltiness of the ducks eggs seems to permeate in the spinach stews that is lightly flavoured.
|Salted Steamed Chicken (RM 75)|
A simple chicken tasting dish for me.
|Beancurd with Oyster Sauce (RM 12)|
Simple, bland, lightly seasoned homemade tofu. Bleh
|Teochew Steamed Pomfret (RM 112)|
As compared to the Teochew style fish in KL, this dish seems more bland and has a little sourness and saltiness to it.
|Pork Belly with Salted Fish (RM 25)|
A so-so pork belly dish served in a pot topped with salted fish bits.
Too sweet and enpowering desserts. Super Tanker does a better job in this.
My verdict? People say is good here but I find it otherwise in this trip. For such bill amount, I rather head to other seafood restaurants. Maybe the dishes I ordered was unlucky or I seem to loved strong flavour food. I guess higher premium dishes should perform better in this restaurant. Their interior deco seems a little tacky as I feel stuck in the 2000's era of design.
This post is solely based on my own opinion
Address : Lot C-G8, C-G7,
Ground Floor, Block C,
Plaza Tanjung Aru,
Jalan Mat Salleh.
Phone : +6088 313399 / 313166 / 225166
19 January 2015
ROCKU’S JAPANESE BBQ CONCEPT APPEALS TO TODAY’S MODERN LIFESTYLE OF DINING WITH ENTERTAINMENT
16 January 2015, Kuala Lumpur – ROCKU Yakiniku is setting the Malaysian dining scene ablaze with a new culinary trend dubbed as “restaurantainment”, which blends traditional Japanese BBQ dining cuisine with modern entertainment.
Newly opened, ROCKU Yakiniku spreads over 3,500 sq ft at the new Dining Loft on Level 7 of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, delivering a fresh new concept to traditional Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) joints. Defying convention by creating a unique atmosphere and experience for its guests, ROCKU Yakiniku infuses the traditional Japanese BBQ cuisine with a combination of modern ‘live’ music performances and various other entertainment events.
Director of ROCKU Yakiniku, Kenny Chui said “At ROCKU Yakiniku, we focus on creating a casual, refined yet edgy atmosphere, where our guests can savour the classic Japanese Yakiniku (BBQ) culinary style while enthralled with modern entertainment. We believe that Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is in a very strategic locale which allows us to capture the affluent local customers as well as the international crowd within the vicinity.”
ROCKU Yakiniku presents a total flaming charcoal grill experience, where customers can select from its line of fine meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables and grille them to their desires at their dining table.
Guests can indulge in a variety of beef which is imported from Australia and New Zealand – such as beef ribeye, beef blade and beef striploin. The seafood selection ranges from butter fish to squid and shishamo (Willow Leaf fish), which is served with its roe intact (ko-mochi-shishamo). Several side dishes such as chuka kurage (seasoned jellyfish), chuka hotate (seasoned scallop), ramen and others all come together to complete ROCKU Yakiniku’s buffet spread.
The restaurant also offers a wide-array of beer and sake, including the world’s finest sake from Gekkeikan which was founded more than 300 years ago in Kyoto, Japan.
Aside from food, ROCKU Yakiniku features a combination of live modern music performances in Korean, Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin and various entertainment events such as magic shows and game shows every Wednesday to Saturday from 7.00 pm onwards.
“ROCKU Yakiniku is about more than just dining. These days, when consumers go out to dine, they are not just merely looking for a meal. Dining is now considered a social and networking activity. This is what ROCKU Yakiniku is creating for Malaysians through the concept of “restaurantainment”, providing a unique atmosphere that will delight and enthral today’s affluent customers. We painstakingly curate a wide variety of entertainment that will create a brand new experience for all our customers,” added Kenny.
One of ROCKU Yakiniku’s most unique performers is Zlwin Chew, the world famous Malaysian illusionist and magician, who has performed for celebrities and royalty across the globe, dazzling them with his spectacular show and mesmerising magic acts; also graced ROCKU Yakiniku’s exclusive opening event.
“Having Zlwin with us was not easy. His schedule is quite packed as he regularly flies overseas for his shows. But all these efforts are worth it as we trust in our commitment to go the extra mile and provide quality and memorable entertainment for our guests,” concluded Kenny.
ROCKU Yakiniku at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is the maiden franchise restaurant in Malaysia, of which its concept originated from Singapore and is part of The Creative Eateries Group, a group that encompass four restaurant divisions with 34 outlets in Singapore and two catering divisions in Singapore. The group has regional footprints in 5 countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and China.
ROCKU Yakiniku offers two price ranges for its buffet:
· Lunch pricing from 11.00 am – 5.00 pm is RM32.90++ for 100 minutes buffet (Child 50% off price)
· Dinner pricing from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm is RM49.90++ for 100 minutes buffet (Child 50% off price)
(Note: For each additional 20 minutes, RM9.90 ++ applies)
The restaurant seats 154 pax. For reservation, please contact +603-2148 8884.