September 19, 2014

Fikcles - Bread, Comfort Food, Coffee

Betul2 dah jadi macam cendawan lepas hujan dah.. lots of cafes and restaurant are opening up in TTDI..yeahh..
This time around, nak try out a place called Fikcles.. 
My partner for tonite, Kak Siti..my ex-collegue.. memang lama gila dah tak jumpa..one fine day dia text tny khabar and ajak lepak nak catch up.. tambah lak time raya..kira ala2 jamuan raya la..hehehe

Deco simple, ala2 homely.















Sebelum dish sampai, dihidangkan dgn munchies ni..ngap..ngap..ngap..


So here's what we ordered...
Grilled Salmon Fillet - RM28.50

Linguine Arabiatta - RM14.90

Mocha & Lime Juice
Salmon dia memang best, garing on the outside, tapi inside still moist..that's the way how I like my salmon..
As for the Linguine, it was ok, good and nothing to complain.

Tapi in my opinion the place macam takda nak shout out about.. tak tau apa yang nak buat orang datang berpusu2 kat sini..the food mind you was ok..tapi macam tak standout sangat.. Deco pun macam biasa2 je.. hmmm

If you in TTDI tapi buntu nak lepak/makan mana probably could this place a try.. but kalau semata2 nak ke sini untuk makan maybe not kot.. :) Just my 2 cents...

Lepas makan, gossip2, cerita2 kisah lama, kutuk2..ooppss..hehehee
Its good to catch up with you Kak Siti.. Hope we can do it again sometime soon..



Location :
Fikcles 
11, Jalan Wan Kadir 2,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL
Opens: Mondays to Fridays. 1000 hours till 2200 hours.
Saturdays. 0800 hours till 2200 hours.
Sundays. 0800 hours till 1500 hours
GPS: 3.139474, 101.629083

September 11, 2014

Restoran Mosin - Neighbourhood Mamak

Malaysia dengan Mamak ni memang sinonim..
Makan & review merata, end up mamak jugak jadi our comfort food..hehehe
Nak highlight something special kat Mamak Mosin in TTDI..
Roti Naan biasa la kalau kat kedai lain, pastu ada la garlic naan, cheese naan..
Kat Mosin ni diorang dah modify, garlic & cheese naan..jadi Mumtaz Naan..

With generous spread of mayo and tomato..pastu ada cili skit..sekali tengok dah macam pizza pun ada..

Biasanya I will ask for extra cheese..Dapp..dapp..dapp....
Tak tau la kedai mamak lain ada ke tak mumtaz naan ni..




Mumtaz Naan 



Ayam Tandoori memang wajib..:)


Location:

Restoran Mosin
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad (same row as Pizza Hut & Maxis TTDI)
GPS: 3.139350, 101.628467

September 01, 2014

Onde-Onde - Flavours of Malaysia

Pergi Citta Mall biasa la, nak enjoy movie kat MBO..FYI kalau nak tgk movie sini memang tak ramai orang..bosan dah tgk kat GSC or TGV... crowded sgt..

Movie start kul 8..sebelum start tu minum dulu..nak makan mcm kenyang je lagi..
Ronda2, nampak ada kedai baru.. Onde-onde..from the colours and deco..memang cantik..since its still early tak ramai orang sangat...ok cantik..boley pilih the best spot..
Minum je dulu sambil usha2 menu..target memang nak makan la lepas movie nanti..ok dah tau nak order apa..
Sambil minum interview sikit waiter dia..hehehe
Kedai baru bukak dalam 1 bulan..its their second rest. First one kat Desa Parkcity..
Owner is a baba-nyonya. Wokey.. tengok menu memang menarik sangat gambo dia.. teruja dah nak makan ni.. Sabo....




Lepas movie je.terus pegi balik rest ni...tengok2 ..perghh full house.. ramainya orang..
Nasib baik ada orang habis dah..ngam2 dapat meja..



Full House




Drinks counter


Eye cathcing Menu


Menarik giler gambar dlm menu




Pamelo salad sangat menarik..tapi tak order pasal tak makan nasi putih..heheh

So our order..simple je..hubby order Nasi Goreng Tom Yam & I order Nasi Goreng Belacan..
Yang teruja pasal dalam menu gambar Nasi Goreng Belacan menarik giler!!! (lupa lak nak snap gambar tu)

Servis macam huru hara sikit, customer panggil macam takda orang nak serve je..tapi sebab dah tau they are new..ok la..kedai baru..so flow tu tak tau lagi kan...tak la marah sangat..

Then comes our orders..

The nasi goreng tom yam memang sedap..berasa.. yg tak best.. sambal... very plain..tawar lak tu.

Dissapointment pada my Nasi Goreng belacan..pahit and tawar. Rasa macam hangit pun ada...frust....
Rupa dah la macam sama je..takkan la masak dua2 satu kuali kot..

I dah siap swap with my hubby dah..hehehe
Hubby kata takley jadi ni..we are paying customer takkan nak dok dia je..harga pun boley tahan..

Complain la kat waiter, pastu bos dia datang, so cakap la nasi goreng ni pahit..
Ok, they will make a new one.. (dalam hati berharap nasi tak kena ludah..yukkssss...hehehe ..negative thinking sangat)..

Dapat yang baru, this time ok la.. baru la rasa belacan and nasi tu sedap la sikit compare dgn yg tadi..


Nasi Goreng Tom Yam - RM12.90


Nasi Goreng Belacan - RM12.90

Dari menu memang nampak foods sedap2..unlucky for us..ours are not...
Tapi I tak ban kedai ni, bagi chance lagi pasal they are still new. Next time maybe nak try different menu.. kalau tak pun lepak minum je..
Pasal memang cozy sangat kedai ni...


Location:
Onde-Onde Restaurant
G-49, Ground Floor, CITTA MALL,
No.1 Jalan PJU 1A/48 Jalan PJU 1 
Ara Damansara
GPS: 3.112670, 101.578494

August 28, 2014

Bob Republic - Burger & Ribs

Burger Bakar or Grilled Burger punya craze & hype rasanya dah dying out skit, tapi bagi peminat burger, they will always in the look for new joint.
Another street burger bakar is in town... Bob Republic..dapat tahu pun secara kebetulan..tgh browse insta popular feed, tetiba ternampak RIBS!!!!! heheheeh, apa lagi..mesti la nak try out..somemore with their tag line "Rasa 5 Bintang, HargaTepi Jalan"
I'm not really into burgers, tapi when it comes to ribs..tak bley tolak tepi.. :)
With the usual suspects, Me, Hubby, Kie, Yath & Linda... trus menuju ke Bandar Menjalara to sooth our beef cravings..

Nak carik tempat ni satu hal la pulak...key in nama jalan kat Waze..dia suh masuk satu lorong ni..tgk2 tutup..ada palang...hmmm mungkin Waze bengong kot..

Gerai tu near Spicy Kitchen Restaurant, mesti kat area shop lot...try redah shoplot area berdekatan..
Pusing punya pusing..tak jumpa jugak..
Haii...jenuh ni..ok next try..guna Papago pulak..again suh masuk jalan tutup palang tu jugak..tak bole jadi ni..then hubby decided utk turun and tanya orang..kat jalan tutup tu ada security guard..
Yang kelako nya hubby tanya la Bangla guard tu in Malay..Jalan 3/62 kat mana.. sekali Bangla tu sound.."You cannot speak english".. amboi bangla ni..
Okay fine..tanya la in english pulak.."Where is Jalan 3/62?" Hmmm tak paham jugak bangla ni!!!...Hampehh tulll...
Ok pastu tanya "Do you know where is Spicy Kitchen?"..Bangla tu jawab "Next post, next post" 
Tak paham jugak apa dia cakap ni...hmm rasa2 nya suh masuk lorong yang lagi satu kot..
Dia refer to post security guard yang lagi satu...

Patah la balik, masuk the other lorong.. sekali betul..rupanya tempat ni dah jadi gated and guarded...so entry point satu je..lorong tadi tu tutup time malam..

Hmmmm..jenuh tol..tanya guard kat main entrance tu..terus dia tunjuk kat mana Spicy Kitchen...

Sampai la jugak akhirnya ke Bob Republic ni...Yeayyyy!!!



Burger Stall je..



Menu semua ada kat banner...hmm dah penah featured on TV3 rupanya


Air order kat restoran ni



Our orders..
Confirm la I order ribs..the taste, pretty good for a street stall..mana la nak dapat ribs kat gerai kan..
for RM14 dapat dua batang ribs and nachos.. kalau lapar memang tak cukup la..hehehe
the meat is a bit dry..maybe cause dah masak lama and its been sitting on the grill..tapi rasa still sedap, and tak liat..

As for the burgers...no complaints from anybody..so sedap dan enak di makan.. :)

Highlight dia is the buns..boley pilih two type of buns - focaccia bun or charcoal bun.. we all semua pilih charcoal buns...bun dia lembut gilerr...nak angkat tgk daging burger pun dah koyak..that's how soft it is...
Ohh and daging burger tu boley pilih doneness dia - nak rare, medium rare, medium well or well done..
Ours would be medium well..

Hmm tgk gambar balik teringat la pulak ribs dia..


Killer Ribs with Nachos RM14

DearLover - Grilled Beef Burger with Beef Bacon RM10


SkyHigh - Grilled Chicken Burger RM9



LambMania - Grilled Lamb Burger RM13


Chicken Quesadilla - RM10

Chicken Quesadilla







Location:

Bob Republic Menjalara
Restoran Spicy Kitchen,
Jalan 3/62,
Bandar Menjalara, KL
Opens: 5.30pm - 1.00am daily (closed on Tuesdays)
GPS: 3.195528, 101.624642

August 15, 2014

Ayu's Kitchen - BBQ Lamb Recipe

Lama pulak tak update...bz raya..kekekke
This time instead of review kedai makan or makanan, nak share one of my favourite recipe.
BBQ Lamb or Grilled Lamb.
Kitorang adik beradik memang selalu buat BBQ ni..average 2 bln sekali kot..pastu yang wajib masa raya. 
2 tahun sekali confirm buat BBQ session dengan family kat kampung (2 tahun pasal ikut turn beraya kat kampung I..hehehe).. Biasanya buat on raya ke3 or ke4..
So here goes..

First thing benda yang wajib is Lamb la ..this recipe memang for lamb je..kalau daging mungkin ok..ayam memang tak boleh..pasal lamb kan ada bau sikit..so nak kasi potong bau tu..marinate kena rasa masam2 manis2 sikit..baru la ngancam.


Lamb, I guna lamb shoulder..biasanya beli kat Giant..pasal kat situ boleh mintak dia potong nipis2.. kalau tebal nanti lambat masak and takut liat sikit..




Next, Salsa sauce..salsa ni actually is dipping sauce..makan dengan nachos tu..so pilih yang hot punya..whatever brand pun ok..
Bahan2 lain kicap manis kipas udang, sos tomato, HP sauce, black pepper, bawang merah, bawang putih & gula.









Blend semua bawang, bunga cengkih 3-4 bijik. Pastu campur semua dalam bekas..letak gula secukup rasa...biasanya gula lebih sikit..akan rasa manis2..tapi bila dah sebati dengan lamb memang terbaik...







Marinate biasa la...lagi lama, lagi menusuk rasa dalam daging tu..macam raya baru ni, lepas siap semua I masukkan kat peti sejuk bawak overnight, pastu letak dalam freezer..ada la dalam 4 hari frozenkan..pasal nanti nak travel balik kampung takda la cair..



Macam biasa, lepas siap marinate tak bley tahan la..nak kena makan jam tu jugak, easiest way.. masak dalam kuali la..heeheh..bukak api slow..pastu masuk sikit sos marinate tu..masuk air sikit-sikit..minyak tak perlu pun. Biar masak sampai kering..pun boley.. takyah nak siap kan arang ke bagai..



Time BBQ, biasala kerja orang lelaki la nak nyalakan bara semua tu, and diorang la yang tukang grillnya, either my brother or my hubby. :)




Hidangan wajib dengan lamb mestila kena ada salad..and my newly found salad dressing yang I recommend, Roasted Sesame, brand Kewpie... rasa dia lemak2..memang sedap..

First time try masa makan horenso salad kat Gyu-Kaku .. dok teringat-ingat je salad ni..everytime pergi mesti order.. 
One day my MIL beli salad pack with dressing. Dalam tu ada dressing roasted sesame ni....bingo..rasa memang sebijik..baru la tau salad dressing apa..

So no more Thousand Island.. Roasted Sesame for me....







Fruits & Salad


Hope siapa yang try the recipe bley bagitau menjadi ke tak..:) musim open house raya ni mana la tau ada yang nak buat BBQ ke kan..


July 24, 2014

Dancing Fish - Malay-Indo Cuisine

Again, plan asal nak berbuka kat tempat lain..end up kat tempat lain..kes nya restaurant tu dah fully booked. Yang ni pun penuh jugak, dapat seat pun kat area luar..Memang profit giler2 restaurant time bulan puasa ni..

Iftar with my bff, Misz aka Chubah and newly wed cousin, Isma (pangkat Mak Sedara sebenarnya..hehehe)
Patutnya Amy pun join jugak but last minute cancel sebab anak dia muntah2 and demam teruk. Hope Muiz is doing ok.

What a unique restaurant name, Dancing Fish..ikan menari..apa kes..hehehe.. memang kesnya ikan menari la..deep fried ikan talapia - signature dish kat sini.
They serve Malay/Indonesia food, so let see whats good here.


Dr Isma, Me & Chubah



We are early, so still lengang lagi... :)



Keropok Malinja


Daging Dendeng


Pucuk Paku Masak Lemak


Tauhu Telur


Bebek goreng garing


Dancing Fish, Chubah main nyorok2 pulak











Overall food memang sedap, the highlight to me is daging belado, its different dari yang biasa I pernah makan, usually belado tu is cili merah, but here its more like herbs & spices, enak bangat!!!
Pucuk paku masak lemak pun sedap, kuah thick & creamy with pucuk paku still crunchy.
Bebek (duck) goreng garing pun sedap, goreng dgn bumbu special Indonesia and best part daging itik tu lembut sgt2.. biasa itik kan chewy skit but this one cooked in such a way daging tu jadi lembut and tasty..tambah pulak dipping sauce dia yang sedap..
The dancing fish to me biasa je..deep fried pastu cicah dgn cili kicap...hmmm dipping sauce tu kalau bagi yg jenis sambal pedas ke mesti lagi sedap :(
Tauhu telur tu nothing to shout sgt, its unik la, jarang jumpa dish ni kat kedai lain..hubby yang suka sgt ni..




Location:
Dancing Fish (Malay-Indo Cuisine)
Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Center
Bangsar, KL