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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Bubba Gump Citta Mall

So, here I am at Bubba Gump Citta Mall for lunch with colleagues. Surprisingly, there were not many customers on that day, which was on a weekday. The staff looked energetic and lively, and we were attended to, almost immediately.

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After browsing through the menu, we placed our orders for Scampi pasta (RM32.90), fried chicken (RM27.90), boat trash (RM44.90) which is to be shared among the four of us. We ordered their signature drinks – Mango Sparkler, Speckled Strawberry and Speckled Blueberry (RM12.90).

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Our food was served quite fast, and the dishes were hot. Scampi pasta is actually an olio pasta dish with prawns, and comes with a big piece of toasted bread. The pasta tasted good, well-seasoned and cooked well (al dente). The Prawns were cooked just perfect. The boat trash is a combination of pieces of fish fillet, prawns, lobster tail and fries, all of which are deep fried, Bubba Gump style. I have had this dish since the day they started their business here in Malaysia. Somehow, I ‘feel’ that the portion has gone slightly ‘smaller’, perhaps in line with the higher food cost. The other dish we had was the fried chicken served with coleslaw, corn, and a scoop of mash potatoes. Overall, the food tasted good, and is more than sufficient to be shared among the 4 of us.

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The signature drinks are bottomless (that means you can ask for unlimited refills for free). My favorite drink here is still Mango Sparkler, which is refreshing and a real thirst quencher. We had Mud Pie for desserts (RM22.90). It’s a big-sized dessert and can be shared with at least a few people. In my case, it was shared among the 4 of us, and yet we struggled to finish it. Yummy!

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To sum it up, Bubba Gump is a good place to have meals with family and friends. Some of the dishes come in big portions, so do check with the staff before you place your orders. A number of the drinks are bottomless, which is good. The restaurant carries their signature look, which is standard across all other outlets here in Malaysia or internationally too.

How would I rate them? The atmosphere 4/5, Service 3.5/5, F&B 4/5.

Bubba Gump Citta Mall, Lot No. G-11 Ground Floor, Jalan PJU 1A/48, PJU 1A, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Review of Restoran Fei Wong, Cheras

Restoran Fei Wong is located at Bandar Mahkota Cheras, and I’ve been here for quite a number of times. It’s a Chinese kopitiam and serves a variety of food. Expect to wait for a little while as it can be a bit crowded during weekends.

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So what do they have here? Well, they actually offer quite a good variety of food. I was here on a Sunday morning, so this is what’s available; Penang char kueh teow, pork noodle, fish ball noodle, fish paste noodle, western food, pan mee, Kampar mee, curry mee, pork ball noodle, chicken rice, wantan mee and so on. Of course, drinks and roti bakar are also available here..

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Curry Mee

We had curry mee, spicy dry pan mee and western breakfast. The curry mee is really good. The curry is rich and also, spicy enough. It had chunks of chicken meat, and is quite a decent size for a breakfast portion. I couldn’t stop finishing the curry gravy. It’s RM5 per bowl, which is well worth it.

 

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Pan Mee

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Fish ball soup

The spicy pan mee was served with a bowl of fish ball soup. This is good as well, but is a bit pricier than the other dishes. Like the name suggests, it is spicy! The anchovies are really crunchy, which blends well with the tangy noodles. It also came with crunchy mushroom, which is a perfect match. Although I opted not to have the pork bits, they did not substitute it with another ingredient such as eggs, which is pretty normal at other restaurants. Anyway, it was a good dish, priced at RM5.70

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Western Breakfast set

The western breakfast consists of a piece of white bread (toasted), a fried egg, coleslaw, fries, a sausage and ham. Although most of the items here are fried, it’s not oily or greasy at all. The fries are tiny but quite crispy. This will cost you RM4.80.

Overall, it’s a good place to have a quick meal here. It offers a wide variety, and most of the items are freshly prepared. The price is affordable too.

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

Where at: Fei Wong Restaurant, No. 1-17 Jalan Temenggung 11/9, Bandar Mahkota Cheras, 43200 Cheras, Selangor.

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 Restoran Nasi Kandar Pokok Cheri, Cheras

Restoran Nasi Kandar Pokok Cheri faces the entrance of Aeon Bandar Mahkota Cheras. Hence, it is prominent and easy to find.  It is a popular place judging from the number of people frequenting this place during lunch hour.

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There is an interesting spread of dishes. They have a few types of vegetables, a few types of chicken dishes including fried chicken, fish, fried fish, mutton, seafood and a variety of curries. A number of dishes such as nasi goreng, mee goreng are on their ala carte menu. Since I was craving for nasi kandar, I took a plate of rice, ayam masak merah, stir fried long beans and egg omelette. The trade secret in having a good nasi kandar is in the curry. Over here, they probably added about five to six types of curry and gravy on the rice. It tasted very good. There was a hint of spiciness from the chicken and fish curry. You could also taste the kicap and masak merah gravy which gave a nice fusion of flavours. The gravy covered nearly all portion of the rice hence you have a whole plate to look forward too. The ayam masak merah that I had was tender and it was not spicy at all.

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My friend had rice with mutton kicap, fried chicken and cabbage. The fried chicken was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, indicating a sign of well fried chicken. Over here they prepacked papadams in packets to ensure its crunchiness. We had one packet.  I think they charged RM1.00 a packet containing three to four pieces of papadam.

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Nothing beats cold drinks when you are having nasi kandar. We had teh O limau ais and Coke.

I ordered takeaway for a family member and apparently she liked the food too. She mentioned that she liked the mix of curry and gravy and how it enhanced the taste of the rice and the side dishes. Nasi Kandar Pokok Cheri serves good nasi kandar. They definitely have a wide variety of dishes and good curry. I will definitely come back to try other dishes.

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Address: Nasi Kandar Pokok Cheri, No. 15G Jalan Temenggung 21/9, Seksyen 9, Bandar Mahkota Cheras, 43200 Cheras Selangor.

 

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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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