The Spring Garden, Suria KLCC

Who doesn’t fancy dim sum? It is one of my favourite Chinese food to have at any time of the day. The Spring Garden is part of Tai Thong Group. They have a few restaurants which are serves pork-free dishes which is ideal for me. This is not my first visit here as I have been here on numerous occasions.

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On this visit, I have ordered numerous dim sum items. To be honest, I can’t recall the names for each respective items. But it’s safe to say that I have tried nearly 90% of the dim sum menu.

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So what do I think? Well I like the food here as it is not too oily. The ingredients are super fresh, especially when it comes to seafood such as prawns. The portion is decent and for some can be pretty big for some dishes but in all its satisfying.

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The wait time for your food can be a little bit long when it is crowded or during weekend. But so far i have never had any problem as we normally place our dim sum orders in batches, so there’s always food on our table.

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The price is a little bit higher than your typical dim sum restaurant. No issues for me since this is a Chinese restaurant in located KLCC, what do you expect? Will be returning soon! Yummm 🙂

How would I rate them? The atmosphere 4/5, Service 4/5, F&B 4/5.

Where at? Lot 413 & 414, 4th Floor Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

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Review of Green Talk Mahkota Cheras

Green Talk is one of the pioneer organic vegetarian restaurants in Bandar Mahkota Cheras. They have been in business for about 5 years now. Organic vegetables are grown without pesticide and therefore good for health hence the reason why these restaurants are popping up everywhere.

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Green Talk

I was eager to try out this restaurant so I came here for dinner with friends. This place was nearly full but we managed to get a table and seated almost immediately. They have a good variety of offerings from fried rice, lei cha, noodles, spaghetti, snacks and so on. They also have a good range of fresh fruit juices.

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Apple + banana + cucumber juice.

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Apple + pineapple + beetroot juice.

I know I had to try the nasi lemak which was the featured item in the menu. My friend had the claypot tofu and steamed stuffed cabbage. We ordered some interesting drinks from the fresh fruit juices menu. The nasi lemak was good, which was rice served with greens, vegetable curry, fried tofu and sambal. The fried tofu was good too as it was coated with oats which were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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Nasi Lemak

The clay pot tofu looked really good, as it had lots of vegetable, mushrooms, tofu and corn. The taste was okay but it would have been better with a bit more sauce.  The portion of tofu was inadequate.  It would have been better with more tofu though plus this dish was served with brown rice.

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Steamed rolled cabbage

A generous portion of steamed rolled cabbage was served. The filling consisted of vegetables and tofu. It was very fresh and full of greens. This dish was served with a green dip and it tasted like basil based sauce. I ended up having it with some sambal. The portion of the food was sufficient.

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The fruit juice that we ordered was very refreshing and interesting. One of it was apple + pineapple + beetroot. It was actually quite good and we realised quite a number of other customers ordered the same drink as well. Another drink that we had was apple + banana + cucumber. This drink was quite refreshing.

The service was efficient and staffs were generally friendly. Overall it was a good dining experience especially if you are into organic vegetarian which is obviously healthy. You can also buy organic products ranging from tea to beans to flours at this restaurant.

How would I rate them? The atmosphere 3/5, Service 3.5/5, F&B 3/5.

Review of Cosans Coffee at Sunway Pyramid

Have you heard of Cosans Coffee? I have heard about it through word of mouth.

This review is based on my experience at Cosans Coffee outlet in Sunway Pyramid. I am looking forward to try out the coffee here being my first visit. I always love the smell of fresh coffee brewing at any time of the day. The outlet looks pretty cosy and definitely a nice place to hang out with friends. I saw the menu on the board above the cashier and the offerings looked pretty common. I then asked the staff to recommend their best seller coffee for me. So I end up having Hazelnut Latte.

Here is the Hazelnut Latte (RM13) which looks pretty good. From the looks of it, you probably would guess that the coffee is full bodied with strong aroma and has bitter aftertaste.

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Cosans Coffee : Hazelnut Latte

The Iced Latte (RM14) was okay but seemed a bit milky for my taste. I get the feeling that the coffee flavour is being ‘diluted’ once the ice starts to melt bit by bit.

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Cosans Coffee : Iced Latte

The Lemonade cooler (RM10) is pretty normal ie a glass of lemonade.I dont even a photo if it. The Nutty Banana Caramel cake (RM14.90) was average. The cake’s texture was a bit dry. It’s a chocolate cake with filling of caramel and banana. The banana filling was in the form of paste. Although typically I love any chocolate cake, this one was not really to my liking.

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Cosans Coffee : Banana Caramel Cake

The service was ok but I notice that it takes for a while for the staff to prepare the drinks. We ordered 3 drinks and guess which drink we got last? It was the Lemonade. I really wondered what took them so long to prepare a Lemonade? So, in summary it was an OK experience. I think the coffee here is average. The price seems competitive and seems to match other (establish) brands.

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Cosans Coffee : The damage…

Visited in August 2015. How would I rate them? The atmosphere 4/5, Service 3.5/5, F&B 3/5.

Nana’s Green Tea; Impressive drinks and desserts!

Nana’s Green Tea is a Japanese restaurant. I have always wanted to try out the food here and finally manage to do so recently. This outlet which I have visited is located on the lower ground floor of The Gardens Mall (Midvalley). Recently they have opened another outlet in Midvalley however on 3rd floor, near to GSC cinema which focuses on drink and desserts.

The concept of the restaurant is clean and modern take of Japanese food outlet. The staffs are dressed in white t-shirt which is pretty classic to me. So what do they serve? Off course it’s all about Japanese food! They do serve a long range of Matcha green tea drinks and desserts.

After checking out the menu, we decided to go ahead with Chicken Nanban (Crispy deep fried chicken fillet served with warm millet rice garnished with red leaf lettuce, broccoli, tomato, potato salad and tartar sauce), Locomoco Hamburg (chicken patty served with millet rice, with homemade tomato locomoco sauce, garnished with red leaf lettuce, capsicum, broccoli and Japanese style poached egg).  We had a drink; Matcha Shiratama float and a dessert Matcha Nama Chocolate Parfait.

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Chicken Nanban

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Locomoco Hamburg

The Chicken Nanban was nice. The deep fried chicken fillet is not too oily and it was cooked perfectly. The millet rice was nice and it was filling. Meanwhile the Locomoco Hamburg dish was average. I didn’t really taste much of chicken in the patty which was overpowered with potato. The sauce was a bit too sour for my taste.

I really enjoyed the Matcha Shiratama as the matcha taste creamy yet full of green tea goodness.

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Matcha Shiratama

The dessert Matcha Nama Chocolate Parfait was really good. You will find layers of Kanten jelly, matcha syrup, soft serve vanilla ice cream, layer of cornflakes, matcha ice creams, matcha chocolate ganache and red bean paste. I don’t think I ever had any green tea based dessert as much of green tea as this but I loved it!

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Matcha Nama Chocolate Parfait. How can you resist this! Slurrp!

The staffs were friendly and they were efficient. I would highly recommend this place for the Matcha drinks and desserts. I didn’t really fancy the food however it might differ to you. One thing for sure, I will be back soon for the green tea desserts! muaahahaha

Walliserkanne Zermatt. Not too bad but…

We had our first meal in Switzerland at the Walliserkanne in Zermatt hence the experience was a memorable one. We were also recommended by the hotel staff of this place as they serve decent food with decent price. In case you don’t know, nearly everything in Switzerland is expensive.

We were for lunch. We were seated immediately and handed with the menu. We choose to sit on the balcony on the 1st floor. The view was nice with the cold fresh mountain air. Nearly everything in the menu has something to do with cheese. That’s Swiss common food. I can smell cheese as I walked into this restaurant. The service was limited, not much conversation other than taking the order and delivering the food on the table.

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Good view overlooking the mountains.

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Pasta with chicken

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Penne pasta

We had a chicken pasta dish and another pasta dish. We didn’t had to wait long for the food to arrive. The portion of the food is generous. The taste was a bit bland for us. I couldn’t help but to notice that the service was better at the next table. I wonder why, perhaps it’s because we don’t speak local language? Anyway we ate, tried to enjoy the experience and left. Nothing memorable though.

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Our drinks

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The damage…

Where at: 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland.

Visited in June 2015. How would I rate them? The atmosphere 4/5, Service 1/5, F&B 3/5.

Decent place for a quick fix of local cuisine.

This review is based on my dining experience at Nyonya Colors outlet in Gardens Mall (Midvalley), Kuala Lumpur.

So what is Nyonya food? Nonya cooking is the result of blending Chinese ingredients with various distinct spices and cooking techniques used by the Malay community. This gives rise to Peranakan interpretations of Malay food that is similarly tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbal. In other instances, the Peranakans have adopted Malay cuisine as part of their taste palate, such as assam fish and beef rendang. It is a popular cuisine among the locals.

Firstly, it’s not easy to get a table here during weekends. We were here early so we were able to get a table and have breakfast here, ‘Malaysian’ breakfast. The chairs and tables here are following the old kopitiam style (small but sturdy).

We had kopi (local coffee) with half-boiled eggs, toast bread, meehoon siam, kuih talam (famous nyonya dessert) and karipap (curry puff).

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Breakfast @ Nyonya Colors

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Breakfast @ Nyonya Colors

The price is ‘ok’ however some items are expensive. One piece of karipap will cost you RM1.85, that’s inclusive of GST. The portion is small or shall I say sufficient for breakfast portion. If you are a big eater, please get something on the side. I would say the food is tasty and they offer pretty much Malaysian food with nyonya influence. Don’t expect to be seated long and have a ‘catch up’ time with your friends here as it can get crowded and there you can spot a queue for table. Overall, a place that I will return for local food.

Fritland… A world of fritters!

That basically fritter land for you and me. And a famous one!

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Fritland basically showed up whenever I search for ‘must eat in Brussels’ so I decided to give it a try when Im there. Mind you, Belgium claims that fries originated from here. So, over here they sell lots of fries, sandwich, sausage and more fried stuffs which are at affordable price. You can have it for a quick bite or for a meal.

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Fritland

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Fritland. Its chicken but cant remember what its called.

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Fritland chicken sandwich with half baguette.

It’s pretty much operates like a fast food restaurant concept where you place your orders at the counter and pay for it. You wait and collect your food from the counter.It can get quite crowded at certain times but that is expected as it is well known. How they serve their sandwich is very unique, fries are in your sandwich rather than on the side. But it tasted good! And pretty cheap too.

Where at: 49 Rue Henri Maus, Brussels 1000, Belgium

Visited in June 2015. How would I rate them? The atmosphere 3/5, Service 3/5, F&B 4/5.