California Pizza Kitchen @ KLCC

Posted by Taufulou | Labels: , , , , | Posted On Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 11:32 PM

This year, I guess some couple would be happy and some couples would not be happy as Valentine’s Day this year falls on the first day of Chinese New Year. I would say it as double happiness but to most couple they would most probably be at their each individual family each. To me, every day is also a Valentine’s Day and sure we can bring forward the celebration couples of days earlier.

But there in Malaysia there are many franchises in the market but you can only see one by CPK is to maintain their best quality to ensure customer satisfaction that originates from the states. Thus, with their originality which their head chef often check in, California Pizza Kitchen as prepare a special menu for most of the couples to celebrate this wonderful event by introducing the special menu.

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This restaurant had always been my favorite restaurant with its nice ambiance over look the KLCC water fountain, and sure its good place for me to catch up with my good friend over a great dinner and a long relaxing conversation.

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This place is usually packed with lunch and dinner crowd. If you are looking for a good spot by the window, it is advisable to go there early.

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With the friendly host, we ordered our drinks that looks very good in the menu. 'Strawberry Banana', the taste of the banana did not over power the strawberry, yet it is very freshing to drink in this hot weather. RM12.50

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I just love my 'Mango Strawberry Colada'. The taste it was blended so well, that I keep sucking on it till I had brain freeze, not too sweet yet its something that I prefer. RM 12.50

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Kick off with the very first dish in the menu. 'Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Shrimps' When it was served, honestly I look real plain like the normal restaurant fried, but I have underestimate this dish. Perfectly fried with ‘wok hei’ filled with scallop, shrimp, water chestnut with a bit of crispy noodle is something that I enjoy. RM26

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Then I was taught to eat it with the lettuce and wrap with it. It taste alot better with it.

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I guess heavy meal had make me loves salad, as when they serve 'Miso Salad' (with grilled chicken Full - RM 22, Half - RM19, add grilled shrimps - RM14) my eyes was starring at the whole greenery plate, looks plain but tempting to me.

The saled is very fresh that top with Miso Dressing is my favourite among the others. Not too strong of miso saltiness that just makes me eating more than 2 plates.

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If you are someone who loves some meat on your salad then 'Chinese Chicken Salad' (Full RM 23, Half RM 20) Soft Chicken Meat breast that top ontop with sweet and sour dressing is good to start off with by giving you more appetite.

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'Thai Crunsh Salad' (Full - RM 29, Half - RM 26) that added on with peanut dressing do taste abit like Gado-Gado(indonesian food) but in American style. Love the peanut sauce that blend in well with the fresh salad.

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'Garlic Noodles' with mild in taste, something light which is not too oily yet the flavour is just right. I would say its hard to cook to maitain all the mild flavours in it. (Add Chicken RM 29, Add Shrimp RM36, With Chicken and Shrimp RM39)

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Surprise me not with 'Kung Pao Spaghetti' (add chicken RM29, Add Shrimp RM 36, With Chicken and Shrimp RM39) never thought that it could taste so good in spaghetti, springy spaghetti with a bit of spiciness added with fresh juicy prawns as I just loves this the most. Then only realize that this one of the best seller in the restaurant too.

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When normally go for pizza I would request Tabasco but in CPK they do have another special sauce that goes on very well with the pizza which is Cholula Hot Sauce.

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'Peking Duck Pizza' RM 33
Pan roasted duck breast, Mozzarella cheese, soy-glazed Shitake mushrooms, crispy wontons, silvered leek and ginger Hoisin Sauce.

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Loves the crispy edge that been baked in the firewood oven had made the pizza taste much better but as I always like their thin crisp add on with the Chululo sauce, its just hard to resist.. Some people might find it weird as Peking Duck on Pizza?

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As the meal coming to an ends, I tried on their Cocktails with their very own signature 'CPK Tropical Tea' RM18.
Dark Rum, Fresh Lemonade, splash of mango juice and fresh brew ice tea

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'Electric Lemonade' RM 20
Vodka, Fresh lemonade and a splash of Blue Curacao

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At CPK, their desert is hard to resist. With the quality that they added in, I do not mind to pay for the price and also just got to know that their desert is purely imported from the states, that is why they are abit pricey.

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'Red Velvet Cake' is something hard to find in the market, I mean with the originality of it. If you are a big fan of the cake, then this is one of the place to hunt for it. RM 22

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One of my favourite which introduce by Lyssa. 'Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae'. Loves the thick chocolate base brownie top with a scoop of ice-cream and hot fudge sauce is hard for most girl to resist, if they do not plan to look at their weighing machine for the next few days. (its a bit sweet though but share it with 2 person its just perfect) RM19

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'Tiramisu' in CPK had added into one of my favourite list. Abit of alcohol base with strong coffee flavour and very well layered soft base that once put into your mouth the aroma will burst into flavours and melt. Just as I expected. RM22

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'Chocolate Banana Cake' is something new to me. Chocolate topping had added the extra kick in it yet it was not too sweet but with the soft spongy cake base.. you just imagine the taste. RM20

Valentine Speical Dinner Menu for Two @ RM88++
Choice of one Salad
- Classic Caesar (half Size)
- Chinese Chicken Salad (half size)

Choice of One Pizza
- The Original BBQ Chicken
- Peking Duck
- BLT

Choice of One Pasta
- Sausage & Pepper Penne
- Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti
- Spaghetti Bolognese

Choice of Two Drinks
- Shirley Temple (non-alcohol)
- Roy Rogers (non-alcohol)
- Sparkling Wine (alcohol)

It was truly another wonderful experience and feel privilege to get the invites extended by Kelly.T (Pancar Pillar) and another 2 great warm and friendly host from Singapore. It was a pleasure to meet up with you guys.

A great place to dine in and enjoy the rest of my evening, truly a place I am recommending.
Another review click here
Location:
California Pizza Kitchen
Lot 140, Lvl 1,
Suria KLCC
50088 KL.
(center Court)

Opulent Court Tim Sum @ Pearl International Hotel, Old Klang Road

Posted by Taufulou | Labels: , , , , , | Posted On at 8:04 AM

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The task of trying out a few eat all you can Tim Sum with Jonathan had comes to a satisfaction meal. We have been hunting for quite a number till I banned from going to eat tim sum as got phobia of it not until got persuaded to try out the very last one. (today will be a simple post, as with my work load is pilling up.)

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Never thought that the restaurant here would be decorated so nice but we were lucky on that day as on the night itself, they are hosting a wedding dinner but the best part is, we were there at 11.30am and till 12.30pm we were still the only table there, makes us feel like so boss (book out the whole place).

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With their offering in the menu, it looks pretty impressive with the whole long list and range that they are offering at the price of RM27.80nett.

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Jelly Fish in Thai Sauce and Japanese Octopus

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Vegetarian Goose, Pork ribs Almond, Fried Prawn, and Barbeque Pork with Sesame

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first 1 forgot. -Chicken Feet, Pai Kuat, Bean Curd with Fish Meat in Japanese Sauce

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Pork ribs with Salted Egg, Siew Mai(meat dumpling), Prawn Dumpling, Glutinous Rice with Chicken

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The Roast Pork, Yam Dumpling, Century Egg and Fried Banana Fritters

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Prawn Chee Cheong Fun, Lotus root in Salad Sauce, Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun

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Recommended on the porridge

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Egg tarts

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Water Chesnut, Longan with Sea Coconut, Sea Coconut with Ginseng and Herbal Jelly.


By the end of the meal, we were very satisfied with what we are paying, with the quality of the food and services in this restaurant, we totally have no complain.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, worth the value~-Stamped-

--Warning-- This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Batu 5, Jalan Klang Lama
58000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603 - 7983 1111

Map

Pos Burger Jelutong @ Leburaya Jelutong, Pg

Posted by Taufulou | Labels: , , , , , | Posted On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12:50 AM

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Most of the time back to Penang, I will always go hunt my fav Ramlee burger not until recently the favourite stall had expand its stall. Its like you play restaurant city in FB. Even the some part of the stall got sponsored by other company. With 1 helper, hire additional 2 to help out but cannot deny that, this is one of the best burger to eat in town. Never fail to impress.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, highly recommended~-Stamped-

--Warning-- This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Pos Burger,
Directly infront of Jelutong pos office
(nearby Bukit Dumbar)

click here for the review

7-Village Koay Teow Teng @ Bukit Mertajam

Posted by Taufulou | Labels: , | Posted On at 12:25 AM

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Penang food have slowly evolve into restaurant and café’s that recently my friend introduce me to this very new shop at Bukit Mertajam in this new area.

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Very well decorated café I would say with indoor and outdoor area to accommodate smokers or during the hot weather in the afternoon.

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When I see the menu on the wall, the price is pretty shocking, with this kind of place charge street hawker price which is surely impressive.

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My friend is a big fan of their '7-Village Koay Teow Soup' which told me I must try, yet I think not much choices to choose from but charging at RM 2.70 which I still think you could not get this price any where in this kind of cafe.

It’s a home cook style base koay teow soup, that add in pork chucks and the soup base is pretty sweet by the instant cooking. Fish ball is soft which taste like home made yet I just enjoy my bowl of noodle.

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Not full after eating that miniature version of it which is kinda Penang style then look at the menu to order more which caught my attention is 'Loh Bak Traditional' RM 1.20 and 'Kwan Jiang Traditional' RM0.60

Quite impress with how the put their signature by using the chili sauce.

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The taste of lobak is not bad, just that I have eaten better ones before but I love their ‘kwan jiang’ which taste more like ‘loh pak kou’. Soft and a bit chewy yet dip with chili sauce is good.

After I finish eating and I kaypo a bit in this shop to look what is so special with this shop but one thing sure is very special that now days, most of us are bz working or prefer to use our phone till battery near flat only then charge is to pro long our battery life, in this café, you need not to worry as they have a mini station of phone charger…. Tadaaaaa…..

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Price is pretty cheap compare with other café’s or restaurant. Do not mind to go back there again for another round.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, Not bad lah~-Stamped-

--Warning-- This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
7-Village Restaurant
Jalan Bayu Mutiara 1,
Bukit Mertajam,
Penang

Mei Chi Xuan Restaurant @ Kota Damansara

Posted by Taufulou | Labels: , , , , | Posted On Monday, January 25, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Kota Damansara had recently had become one of my hunting ground for food. With a lot of restaurant, kopitiam and café’s mushrooming around the neighborhood, one thing I can say that their food in that area so is so far so good until I got expose to this small shop in the area. Famous for its seafood and its fried hot wok dish and among its local neighborhood, the taste had even attracted stars as far as Hong Kong to dine in here.

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The shop is located in the heart of Kota Damansara.

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This is what I mean that the shop had attracted crowd from far with the Hong Kong Starz in Super Trio show had dine here before yet Hoh Chiak local tv food hunter had featured them too.

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Here we are, to try out their menu specially made by the chef for Chinese New Year.The chef want us to do photo shoot session first as I cannot wait to eat it. The aroma pilling up the room is just full with temptation.

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'Sea Cucumber with Seafood and Mushroom on a Dragon Boat' had already amazed me with its very original food presentation.

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Carefully crafted dragon head and tail with the broccoli decorated by the side and the rest of the ingredient sitting on top of it make it look like a floating boat. All of us were so impress. I always thought that only can see what those TV cooking show chef can do but never really on a local restaurant like this, which is not even a 4 star restaurant.

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Filled with chewy, juicy sea cucumber, scallop, prawns, mushroom, carrots and make the aroma blended so well. Broccoli was freshly cook to my likings. This dish was cook for the reason healthy eating. (from RM150)

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'Braised Pork Trotter with Mushroom and Lotus Seed' (RM28 onwards).The pork trotter was cook to perfection until the pork meat is soft, yet not too starchy flavorful gravy that shower upon covers over mushroom and lotus seed, yet by putting one small piece of the fats will just melts on your mouth.

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'Brown Rice with Waxed Meat and Egg Yolk' (from RM50)

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Last dish had attracted me more on the taste as when it was serve, the aroma of the wax meat smells so niceeee~ . Not till the chef mention that, let me show you the hidden jewel, and when he cuts open, is like you seen in the TVB cooking drama series, when it cuts open the aroma just burst out even stronger and then the salty duck egg yolk was hidden in the middle like making it shining (I meant tvb style) but this gives me that kind off feeling yet you can smell the saltiness yet strong nice fragrance of the dish that makes us just want to walap the whole plate.

The rice is fried till just nice which is not too dry yet eat it with the wax meat is just perfect combination and the salty egg yolk just adds on the extra kick of it.

It was a great experience in this shop and I am surely looking forward on their normal menu which other customer had order and I can even smells the taste of it when I walk pass to toilet. Just lovin it~

Location:
Restaurant Mei Chixuan
No. 32A1, Jalan PJU 5/10,
PJU 5,Dataran Sunway,
Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.

Tel no: 03-6141 6122