Posts Tagged ‘food’
Posted by: Jamie Liew
March 3rd, 2014 >> Posts
despite living only a few minutes away by bus from this magnificent market, it was my first time here in 2 years. or just, ever.
it has never hit me that market food can be so enjoyable. it is just simple food. every store selling the same thing, but then there are the “pioneers” and also the fakes. so as lucky as I was, I had a Korean to bring me around eating the 3 must eats in Gwangjang Market.
so the main eatery street is like above. it sells a variety of stuff and food but you come here for the food. not the stuff. unless you want to buy quilt. I heard it’s pretty reasonably priced here.
and look!!! makgeolli advertisement above! call me an alcoholic but I love my makgeolli. a lot.
a crazy amount of different types of fried vege, fish etc. and all types of jeons.
look at that pig nose!!! this place is definitely not halal. those long sausage looking things are actually sundae. in Seoul, it is hard to find authentic sundaes (glass noodles drenched in pork blood inserted into pork intestines) as most places do not use pork intestines as it is more expensive, but this place does.
and more. look at those gigantic bowls of vege. madness.
not to mention, this place is always super CROWDED.
okay so first stop on the list! #1 DRUG KIMBAB.
drug kimbab, or mayak kimbab is possibly the most famous out of them all. they are made by really simple ingredients but what made it get so addictive like drugs?
well, the rice.
believe it or not but they do not cook it there. they cook it at home and bring their special rice to the shop to wrap. it has very simple ingredients wrapped inside. just carrots and danmuji (yellow thingy made out of.. white carrots?? not a fan but this is awesome.) wrapped in gim (seaweed). and they give you a small pack of wasabi to go with it. so after lining up outside, you need to line up to get a table inside as well. it is ALL SELF SERVICE.
2500won per portion.
so it started off like this. their pictures are much nicer so..
I hope I can take pictures a nice as that pfft.
there are many shops selling this sort of kimbab and they ALL call it drug kimbab but you should really know that this is the place that came out with it and the rest are just.. copy cats.
there are plenty of seafood here too! and jeons (those pancake-like things).
this is how packed is it. that guy stared at my camera in such a scary way T_T.
another uncle stared at my camera.
#2 Bindaeddeok or Nokdujeon or green bean pancake. at this place called Sun Hee Ne. you need to read Korean. hahaha. ???.
apparently it is so popular that Tim Burton came here. his face wasn’t pleased in those pictures though. hmm.
but the Nokdujeon is so………… fluffy. I prefer the more compact ones but this is like a total different Bindaeddeok compared to the rests as it is filled with bean sprouts. they have delicious kimchi by the way.
and that Makgeolli. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
always opt for Jangsu Makgeolli (Roy Kim’s dad owns the company. buy buy buy! but it is the best). Daebak isn’t bad too.
happy girl with her Jangsu Makgeolli <3.
and the Meat Jeon was really good. loved it.
this is how it look like from the outside. filled with advertisements and all. a lot of people waiting as well.
I think this phenomenal orange is very very very underrated. because not many foreigners know about it. this weird shaped orange/tangerine is called Hallabang. do you know the Halla Mountain of Jeju Island? it is said that this fruit is from the mountains so it costs really much. 3 for 5 dollars and this is supposed to be a cheap(er) market. it wasn’t a very huge one. the huge ones can cost a lot more.
but what is so special about this fruit is the taste. it is ABSOLUTELY SWEET. it makes me crave for more. I mean, I love CNY tangerines but these are like luxurious. it tastes luxurious. it is like.. putting drops of heaven in your mouth. ah.
don’t blame me if you bought a disgusting hallabang you may be cheated sometimes/given a cheap one eehehehe.
#3 YUKHOE ?? pronounced as Yuk- Hu – Eeh.
believe it or not but this is raw beef.
I know it sounds disgusting. I found it disgusting when I ate Yukhoe Bibimbap at a posh place in Jeonju (said to serve the best bibimbap of all Korea). but this was absolute bliss.
you got to take a number from the counter and wait for your number to be called.
I waited for half an hour.
KYAAAAAAAAAAAAA another Jangsu Makgeolli!!! <3. and that gorgeous looking yukhoe.
I think the freshness of the beef is really important. this plate of generous Yukhoe costs 12 dollars. little price to pay for so much happiness.
uhhh. well you get what I mean.
MMMMMMMMMMMMM <3. MMMMMMM. MM MMM MMMMMMMMM. <3. <3.
no words can express how good it was.
you eat it with sweet Korean pear and a raw egg. sounds disgusting but it is really really really good.
TAKE MY WORDS FOR THAT!
the other part of the market. selling all sorts of stuff.
this store looked pretty damn good. their sundae looks so delish. MUST TRY THIS NEXT TIME RAWR!!!
Posted by: Copykate
March 2nd, 2014 >> Posts
Located right opposite H&M Lot 10 KL, Tous les Jours WOLO Bukit Bintang has become a popular café lately. Pronounced as Too-Leh-Joo (I always have problem pronouncing it), Tous les Jours is a French inspired Korean bakery.
Strategic location, majestic design and delicious pastries combined are the main factors behind the popularity of this new bakery in town. Soon, everyone in Klang Valley is aware of Tous les Jours either by word of mouth or through social media.
The first Tous les Jours is located at Jalan Telawi, Bangsar. I had once visited there to take away its pastries. Pretty cool place for afternoon tea albeit it had limited space compared to this new one at WOLO.
2 floors altogether, Tous les Jours WOLO offers plenty of tables to its customers. Even so, the place was crowded when I visited on a Friday afternoon. Guess it would be fully occupied during weekend.
Caramel Macchiato was pretty good! (RM8)
All pastries, desserts and drinks here are of affordable range.
OOTD – despite it being a working day, Friday was a casual day at our workplace.
Address: WOLO Bukit Bintang
126A-C, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Tel: 03- 5638 9888
Posted by: CassandraJiaYee
February 24th, 2014 >> Posts
Yeah! Miam Miam is finally here in Klang Valley. If you are aware that there is a hype on this restaurant cafe quite sometime and is located in Penang only!!! Glad they open it in One Utama.
It is located at Ground Floor (New Wing) opposite Pasta Zanmai and just right beside Sun Moulin.
Miam Miam One Utama
Tried the most hype French Toast and yes the whipped cream is really special. The texture is smooth and is just right combination with the toast. The only draw back was the toast is not warm enough when it was served, but overall is still nice . The French Toast cost RM16.80 before tax.
Miam Miam French Toast
Miam Miam Vanilla Souffle
We order Vanilla Souffle to try and le bf said is very very sweet. I guess I was just sugar high after eating it (hahahah) the portion was really small. The Vanilla Souffle cost RM16.80 before tax.
Will be back to try out their main course and other dessert. Really happy to find out that they opened Miam Miam at One Utama. Is an ease and less hassle for KL dessert-holic like us to travel all to way to Penang (muahahahha).
Oh the drawback on Miam Miam One Utama was it was really quite noisy in there.
Posted by: Jamie Liew
February 24th, 2014 >> Posts
so an oppa I knew told me, there’s this Korean restaurant in Soho KL that serves food even better than most restaurants you can find in Seoul.
he wasn’t even kidding.
the owner of the restaurant is actually an award winning chef in Korea. and his Banchan? fabulous. the sausage banchan served here is amazing. and the cockles tooooo nyam nyam.
we ordered samgyupsal and hanjeongsal (forgot which part but very fatty and yummy!). I love wrapping my meat in gim. but you can just put it in your mouth like that. awesome kimchi jjigae as well. but the Kimchi was very different. maybe because the chef is from the country, his banchans tastes a little different but yummy. and he uses cabbage to rub off the burnt parts on the pan.
because I enjoyed the food so well he treated us to some fine rib eye. forgot to take a picture of it but it was… very close to Korean beef. as good as it can get in Malaysia. I was actually very shocked of how awesome the pork tasted. normally pork served in Korean restaurants in Malaysia.. is far away from how it’ll taste like in Korea. but their pork is so far the best I’ve tasted amongst all Korean restaurants I’ve been to.
tada! love the Hanjeongsal a lottttt!
and of course, my favourite makgeolli. funny how it’s branded Daebak. but the tastes’ pretty daebak as well!
Posted by: Copykate
February 6th, 2014 >> Posts
Ecole P, a Back to School concept café located at Uptown (Damansara Utama). This newly opened café is at the same row as Village Park nasi lemak, on the first floor. Discovered it one day as I was searching for a new place for lunch during work. Excessively decorated with primary school related objects which bring back nostalgic memories. Wonder where they managed to get so many of those stuff. From a real school? XD Even the tables were those we used in the classroom during primary school! My only complaint is the slight discomfort as I didn’t know how to place my legs. After more than 10 years, my legs have obviously outgrown the poor table. The menu is made of Bukit Latihan! LOLOLOL. ??????A great way to save cost! ABC biscuits!!! Haven’t eaten this for ages! ??????????? The tarik traditional style with tin container. Teehee. Every table has this mini school bag hung on the side. ??????????????It’s there for a reason. This pencil case, more like for kindergarten? Teehee. Tadah! It’s meant to keep your utensils! A bit OCD, had to make sure I wipe them clean cause I’m so used to seeing those pencil case filled with pencil stains during my school days. ?????????? we used to say this so often when we were young! ?????????? Outdoor balcony seats available. Wish they could put some couch there instead of the hard wooden desks and chairs though :( Set lunch is available at RM14.90 with one main course and one juice. I had prawn linguine. It was mediocre. Janice’s chicken chop which turned out to be fried chicken. Tastes like those Kentucky powder you get off the shelf. The mashed potato was yummy. Will recommend Ecole P for a regular lunch session but not for long visit. The bengkel KH punya kerusi won’t make you sit long. Still, it’s an interesting place to visit for the school concept and for memories’ sake. Address: 1stFloor, 19, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Operating Hour: 11am-10pm except Thursday
Posted by: MsXeRoZ Nicole
January 21st, 2014 >> Posts
My motivation to cook and bake reaches a new high especially when my husband is around. I don't know whether I'm suffering from a unknown psychological disorder (LOL!!) or something, but whenever he is around, I would want to cook something special for him. This doesn't happen before we got married so, I guess the wive's responsibility thingy has actually sunk in my mind. Maybe I'm having a OCTH (Obsessive Compulsive To Husband) behaviour!!! Oh no!!
So as usual, I Googled the recipe from the internet, then, I followed the steps using whatever materials i have at home.
Here's a summary of what I did:
1) Defrost Chicken (i only use 1/2 chicken)
2) Wash and pat the chicken dry.
Molest Rub the chicken with chopped garlic, herbs (i use rosemary and italian spices) and salt by rubbing underneath the skin.
4) Rub the chicken skin with olive oil (the recipe says pour generously but the chicken will be drenched in oil during roasting so, i suggest just rub the oil on)
5) Rub the chicken surface with a generous portion of salt. Everywhere.
6) Sprinkle with black pepper
The only thing I'm lacking now is a good oven. The one I have was the traditional round oven, which temperature cannot be controlled. So, i have to be very careful with the roasting time.
I do not know where more to emphasize that I'm not talented cook. Haha my husband says my food is "Sek dak, em thai dak" (literally meaning, can eat but cannot see) meaning that my food is usually ugly but tastewise Ok lah *humble*.
The aroma of the garlic and herbs filled my kitchen and it was mouthwatering encounter when I opened the oven. My bottom of the pan wasn't roasted well, because too much oil accumulated there. Then i removed the oil and chuck the chicken back into the oven. Slowly the colour changed golden. But I had lost track of the total roasting time, I dare not wait for it to turn even more brown. So I removed it from the oven.
Then i served it with a plate of Buttered Rice. Hmmm, aroma!!!
Verdict: looks pale, and unsightly ugly for a roasted chicken, but the taste was magical (my own opinion). The meat was juicy, filled with the aroma of the herbs. Not too salty! I wanted to wallop more, but had to refrain myself because my sister haven't had dinner.
Will I cook it again? Yes! Next time I'm going to marinade the chicken 1 day before! Hiyakkkkk *motivated*
Posted by: CassandraJiaYee
January 15th, 2014 >> Posts
After a long tiring day walking around the malls and all the 'shoulder training' over tons of shopping bags, times to sit down and have a break.
Tous les Jours, this bakery shop attracted me since i first spotted it in Bangsar . The exterior and the interior somehow telling me that this is going to be a place where you can really sit back , relax ,have some bites and of course your choice of tea or coffee.
A wide selection of breads and pastries available here and good thing about it is that you can alway get the fresh baked ones as these breads and pastries are selling fast.
i got myself a caramel frappe. It took some time to reach me but well at least it satisfy my crave of a good frappe and yeah not to forget the good customer services. Smiles always melt customer's hearts.
i am coming back again for this ! Caramel Frappe!
Other than breads and pastries, all day breakfast and some light food are on the menu too!
I ordered the egg benedict and overall it's good and what makes me return for it is that it's only RM 9.90 for such a portion. It's filling my little stomach.
Others like sandwiches and salad looks good too but i don't comment as i was too busy taking photos and when i turned around everyone finished eating. =(
Looking forward on the next date. XOXO
Posted by: Copykate
January 10th, 2014 >> Posts
On Christmas eve last year, instead of having the usual turkey or steak dinner, we opted for a full Lobster meal.
Located at the neighbourhood of SS2, Lobsterman is the only lobster specialty restaurant in Malaysia. Don’t be overdressed for the place as it is more like a casual neighbourhood restaurant from the inside.
At first the waiter ushered us to a table next to the aquarium. I chose to be seated next to the wine shelf instead. Too depressing to watch the lobsters swimming miserably waiting for their last moment.
Set meals are available on usual days but not on public holidays and eves. The lobsters are served in a variety cooking styles. The smallest portion is 500gm, but even that size was way too much for me.
- 550gm RM98
- 700gm RM118
- 800gm RM128
- 900gm RM138
Lobster Bisque. The waiter warned me that it was bitter. He was right. Too much of the lobster brain essence. Anyone who is used to eating prawn heads would have recognized that taste.
Half dozen of French Style Baked Escargots served with mushroom and garlic butter.
My 550gm Char-Broiled Lobster.
Sweet tender lobster with its original flavor. It gets bland after a while though since I was having the whole damn lobster by myself. I would recommend you have your lobster served with any sauce toppings instead.
His 800gm Lobster Thermidor. Juicy lobsters meat accompanied by creamy and cheesy sauce *yums*
We were given melted butter for additional flavouring.
A tip for your future reference: do not order one whole lobster for yourself! (don’t listen to your boyfriend) If possible, go for their value set meal for 2 which I think is just the right portion.
Christmas is an excuse to dress up as if it’s winter! Teehee.
A nice catch up session with Angela at Solaris.
December, what a joyful season.
Lobsterman Homarus Americanus
Address: 53, Jalan SS2/30,
SS2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Posted by: Copykate
January 6th, 2014 >> Posts
Looking for a high tea spot in KL? Consider Thirty8 at Grand Hyatt!
Like the name suggests, Thirty8 is situated at Level 38 of Grand Hyatt Hotel in the heart of KL. Visited the restaurant for my birthday celebration with the 2 besties, Katie and Jess.
Birthday girl months ago. Took additional effort to make myself look like a doll *creep*
We haven’t had proper birthday celebration together for years since Katie is always away from Malaysia. Fortunate for me this year she happened to be around!
If you’re heading to Thirty8 in the weekend, remember to call in advance to make your reservation.
Lighting is perfect at Thirty8 for great photos.
Priced at RM68 per person, the 3-tier high tea set consists of macarons, scones, cakes and sandwiches.
It is not mandatory to order the tea set. There’s a selection of ala carte desserts in the high tea menu as well.
We ordered the signature cake as suggested by reviews – RM26.
The waiter poured hot caramel sauce over it accompanied by the dramatic dry ice effect. Fascinating.
It doesn’t just look good, but tastes awesome as well! No doubt the signature cake. The must-have at Thirty8!
Musical band playing downstairs as we dined.
The only photo of us with the KLCC towers.
The view is great, doesn’t matter if we look dark.
Always wanted one princess-descending-the-stairs kind of photo. Now I’ve got one! And with the right outfit XD
More photos with the girls that afternoon.
Thank you loves for the joint celebration! Although we don’t see each other often, our friendships still stay strong all this while. Gosh, we have known each other for more than 10 years! I love you girls. We shall have many more birthday celebrations in the future! xoxo
Floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03- 2182 1234
Posted by: MsXeRoZ Nicole
December 24th, 2013 >> Posts
I haven't heard of FoodPanda until someone told me about it. Foodpanda is a food delivery portal, where they have several merchants/restaurants collaborating to provide home delivery services. So, out of curiosity, I went to have a look at the website.
It works just like any pizza delivery services. Just the difference is that we have more food choices (because FoodPanda has various restaurants to choose from). First, all you have to do is to select a LOCATION, choose a RESTAURANT, place your ORDER, and Food is ON THE WAY.
FoodPanda seems to have a wide range of restaurants (which do not normally provide delivery services) to choose from. I am attracted to order, and what more, the new customer's coupon available at the home page tempts me to place and order.
But first, I decided to explore around the website. Is this all authentic? One must not trust everything on the internet. You can have my money, but give me my food! *wave fist*
So I randomly chose a location, and wow...it must be nice living in Mont Kiara area. They have Chatime delivery, Bulldog English Pub and Restaurant and many more. FoodPanda also have ratings, so like all common sense, the more stars an outlet has, means it is highly recommended!
I'd like to have a Chatime too! But how do we order? There's so many Chatime drink flavours and topups! Can I order what I want from FoodPanda?
So I clicked into the selection page again, and WOAH... FoodPanda even have pictures for the Chatime Beverage, and if not mistaken the price is just the same. All we need is to fulfil the requirement of minimum order of RM20 and delivery fees of RM4 to order Chatime. Seems reasonable though! If only my office have Chatime outlet that provides delivery services, then we can order Chatime for meetings, instead of serving the boring chinese tea!
I just noticed there's a "Chat Now" function. (I didn't notice it earlier). This is really helpful, if we have enquiries before ordering, then we can get clarification from FoodPanda immediately.
Not only that! FoodPanda have 7 Eleven delivery services too! *AM IMPRESSED*
So, now those living in Mont Kiara do not have to out to buy beer and peanuts for some football game or party. Just online and order! Beer and peanuts will be on the way!
So, I am all impressed already. I shall place my order tonight! I selected the location, and to my disappointment there's only 3 restaurants available at my area - Papa John's, Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza and Sarpino's Pizzeria. How I wish I have Kenny Rogers or A&W at my location. So, I ordered Papa John's. I haven't tried the Papa John's nearby my house. My experience with Papa John's Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka was a good one. So I shall give Papa John's a try.
To start ordering, I registered a FoodPanda account. In which they promised, Fast Delivery, Price Promise and Exclusive Discount.
I ordered Fabulous Combo 2 - Best Seller. It was quite convenient, as the ingredients were described clearly. I'm very particular about this because I don't take beef.
After selecting, we proceed to checkout and arrived at Delivery Address and Payment page. The Delivery Address form is quite messy. So I emphasized my FULL address at the comment section (which was supposed to leave any comments, such as, in case you are allergic to certain ingredients that you must inform the restaurant). I don't want my delivery guy to lost his way.
I want a happy delivery man + happy pizza!
Payments can be made via Paypal or Cash On Delivery (COD).
|p/s: I forgot to screenshot my payment page, so this is a mock one.|
I ordered at 5pm from office. and before I arrived home, the pizza from Papa John's have arrived! Yeay! So I am welcomed by the aroma of freshly baked pizza upon arriving home.
also provides small change. Initially, I was worried because where am I to dig exact change. Thankfully, the delivery guy brought small change.
So, I opened the pizza enthusiastically.
Why Papa John's pizza look so ugly one!
On the positive side of it, the pizza was still warm, and tasted good (despite the messy look). I've had a good dining experience in Papa John's Melaka, and the pizzas were served more elegantly, neat and looked mouthwatering. This one I had yesterday made my eyes squint!
Overall, I find FoodPanda quite good as a food delivery hub. It was my first time ordering, so far, the experience is OK despite the limited choice available at my area. I wish there's more outlets in Subang/Puchong area so that whenever I have guests over for celebration or meetings, then I can just order out without fuss.
Hey, it's Christmas tomorrow! Anyone having party? I saw this Morganfield's Christmas Specials, so if you are ordering this, invite me for party too!!
Have a great culinary experience this Christmas!