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Friday, September 28, 2007

Pantai Seafood Restaurant @ PJU6A, Selangor

Happy Chinese Birthday DD. An eat-out chinese calendar birthday celebration as DD will be busy during the actual birthdate. Pantai Seafood Restaurant is our choice as the birthday man prefers chinese food.

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Fresh and tasty steamed "Pak Soo Kong" Fish with soy sauce is a popular dish here. This restaurant is fully owned by Unique Seafood (PJ) Sdn Bhd, famous with live seafood picks, good food, good price and services. They have a team of Senior Captains and young hard working Nepalese Waiters.

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Beancurd Abalone Sauce, an added order after our 4th dish. Nice and everyone enjoy this smooth chef-made beancurd.

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The Captain recommended this beautiful 2-way-style kailan vegetable in a very convincing manner. Yes, the presentation is beautiful but not in picture. The shredded kailan vege are deep fried. The lengthly cut stems are fried with garlic, dried cuttlefish and dried shrimps separetely and then combined with the earlier fried shredded vege. What a creative cooking idea, Ying Yong Kailan Choy.

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Kung Po Eel, a dish easily available at such kind of live seafood restaurant. The eel's meat are cut into bite size cooked with lots of large onions cubes, dried chilly and spring onions with some sweet and their secret-recipe sauce. Quite a common dish available in most restaurants except we have the fun of seeing these eels alive before arriving on our table to be savoured.

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Captain recommendation of Lala cooked in soup base. We still prefers Lala Chong Restaurant's cooking style. This dish lacks the wine and ginger flavour.

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A special dish for the meat lover which one will never forgets when you patronize Pantai. Superb nice with special sauce. The Waiters offered to cut them into bite sizes for easy eating.

The total bill is about RM200.00 with fragrant coconut, herbal drinks, chinese tea and fruits platter. Many THANKS to WH for being the host of this nice meal. Where and when is our next meal again?

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Kids food from my kitchen. Kids around. What to serve them? Biscuits, mooncakes, sandwhiches or fried noodles. All say NO!

2 pieces of minced chicken meat mixed with little flour and cornflour. Mixed well with 3 dashes of white pepper, 3 dashes of black pepper, some chic granules and 2 drops of sesame oil. Measure them flat-full in a spoon and slide them down to the hot oil. Deep fry them till golden brown. Serve with chilly, tomato sauce and mayo. Kids love it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Restoran Ho Fun @ SS2 PJ, Selangor

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Delicious, smooth and tasty steamed chicken at Restoran Hor Fun at SS2/63. A whole leg chicken at RM11.00. A nice place to have hor fun and chicken rice.

We normally dine at a shop at Paramount Garden facing the main road to Section 14. The hockchiew chicken rice shop has moved to another shop at Paramount Garden too, but we are not able to locate the shop till todate. Anyway,we are still searching for it. Anyone who knows the whereabout of this shop, do let me know. The present shop owner is now selling similar type of chicken rice, but nothing compared to the previous hockchiew 'kaifan'.

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RM1.00 for a chicken rice, almost the price of a coffee shop. The rice is just nice, not oily with margarine or butter. Chicken rice with real chicken fats and stock are the best.

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Prawn Wantan Hor Fun @ RM4.80 with 6 lovely wantans and hor fun. Usual and common taste and I just wonder why 'kucai' is not added to flavour the soup taste. We also have bean sprouts @ RM4.00 and 5-prawns wantan soup at RM3.00.

3rd Time Dining at this Restaurant:
Restoran Hor Fun
18, Jalan SS2/63
PJ, Selangor
Tel: 7874 -1878
(same row with KTZ)

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Spicy Petai Prawns

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A petai a day keeps the doctor away. Today, I serve our family's favourite spicy petai prawns, really spicy with red chillies padi. The usual which everyone knows how to cook and like to eat dish.

Just cut open the petais into half (to check worms) and soak them in salt water for crunchiness. Peel prawns, quick wash them with salt. Saute some minced garlic, shallots, ginger, tumeric roots, lemon grass, red chillies and red chillies padi till fragrant. Add in a little sugar and belachan. Add in prawns and kaffir lime leaves and mix them well. Stir and cook for a while, add in petai, mix well and add in a little water. Let is simmer for a while. Pour in 1 cup of fresh milk and let it cook for another 3 minutes.

It's ready and lovely yet delicious with white rice. I ensure that I have ready enough drinks on my dining table. Otherwise, my family members will be jumping here and there for drinks. So, eat or not to eat!.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Bao Bao Restaurant @ Aman Suria, PJ, Selangor

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Pan Mee Soup Special (L) costs RM4.80. It is served with more noodles, yee ping and fish balls. The soup tasted good and some customers even ordered more soup. A normal portion costs RM4.20 which they described it as Traditional Pan Mee.

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Deep Fried Yee Ping costs RM2.00. We ordered this just for bites as it tasted crispy and everyone loves it.

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Restaurant Bao Bao is located at Aman Suria, PJ, Selangor.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Unagi Set Lunch

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:)Lunch from my kitchen. A microwaved pre-marinated unagi with preserved radish and fried vege makes up a satisfying lunch. No need to tapau. No traffic jam and under the streaming hot sun. Can eat at home and watch Astro, Pleasure & Leisure. :)

2007 Ramadhan Buffet List in Kuala Lumpur

I got this from my mail-box. I find it useful. In case we wanna go makan.

I just do not understand why the price per head is so expensive. It is only worth and value for your money if you go in a group of 5 or 10 pax. Go in group of 5 pax and get 1 pax FREE or go in a group of 10pax and get 2 pax FREE.



The participating Hotels & Restaurants.

ASEANA CAFE
Suria KLCC City Centre
Reservations: 603 - 382 0395
2006 Price: RM29.75++ per person
Menu: A Selection of choice that may include Kerabu Paru Paru, Gado Gado Rojak Buah, Ulam Ulam, Daging Masak Hitam, Ayam Sambal, Talang Masin Gulai Lemak Nenas, Kacang Panjang Goreng & Hati to name a few. This buffet Menu changes daily.

A&V LAZAR GRILL RESTAURANT
1st Floor, Suria KLCC City Centre
Reservations: 603 - 2380 5700
2006 Price: RM29.00++ per person
Menu: A mixed of traditional Malay & Western cuisines.

BINTANG SHACK RESTAURANT
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Reservations: 603 - 2142 4009
2006 Price: RM28.00nett per adult and RM16.00nett per child
Menu: Experience a different style of Berbuka puasa at Bintang Shack.

CENTURY KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL [ Sunflowers Brasserie ] 4*
Reservations: 603 - 2143 9898
2006 Price: RM40.00++ per adult and RM25.00++ per child
Menu: Tempting dishes from the action stall include Chicken and Beef Satay, Lamb Sharwarna, Roti Canai,Murtabak, Penang Prawn Mee, Ikan Bakar and succulent seafood.

CERANA RESTAURANT
Reservations: 603 - 9074 9662
2006 Price: RM35.00nett per adult and RM20.00nett per child
Menu: Seafood & Thai food buffet.

CHINOZ ON THE PARK
Ground Floor, Suria KLCC
Reservations: 603 - 2166 8277
2006 Price: RM38.00nett per person
Menu: Lavish buka puasa buffet.

CHINOZ BANGSAR
Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru
Reservations: 603 - 2283 1231
2006 Price: RM38.00nett per person
Menu: Lavish buka puasa buffet.

CITITEL MID VALLEY [ Citi Cafe ] 4*
Reservations: 603 - 2296 1188
2006 Price: RM38.00nett per adult and 50% off per child.
Menu: Favourites such as "Kambing Tandoori", "Kari Kepala Ikan", "Sambal Terung", "Ketam Goreng Rempah", "Ekor Lembu Asam Pedas", "Udang Sambal" and "Rendang Daging Lembu" to go with "Lemang", "Ulam-Ulam", "Rojak" and a dazzling array of refreshing appetisers and desserts.

CONCORDE HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ Melting Pot ] 4*
Reservations: 603 - 2144 2200
2006 Price: RM48.00++ per person.
Menu: Feast yourself to the main course such as ketam masala, ikan patin tempoyak, ikan tenggiri asam pedas, nangka lemak cili padi or opt for the action dishes such as the mee bandung, Johor laksa or ikan bakar. A meal is never complete without the dessert; spoil yourself with the honey dew pudding, warm chocolate pudding, bubur gandum and bubur kacang merah.

CORUS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ Dondang Sayang ] 4*
Jalan Ampang
Reservations: 603 - 2161 8888
2006 Price: RM39.00++ per person.
Menu: Feast on an unbelievable spread of over 80 dishes during the month of ramadhan. Break yours fast with a splendid array opf authentic Malay
dishes and a magnitude of sumptuous cuisine from the Middle East to an International fair lined in the hawker style buffet. Not forgetting the delicious selection of traditional dessert, Cakes & Ice Kacang guranteed to fulfill any cravings after a long day of fasting.

CROWN PRINCESS KUALA LUMPUR [ Caf‚ on The Tenth ] 5*
Reservations: 603 - 2162 5522
2006 Price: RM55.20nett per adult and 50%off per child and senior citizen.
Menu: Buffet spread of traditional Malaysia dishes which include appetizers, salads, ulam-ulam, condiments and sauces, soups, carvings, shawarma, main courses and desserts, The harmonious sounds of Malay traditional music and Ghazal will accompany diners from 7.00pm onwards except Sundays.

DE PALMA INN [ Rumia ] 3*
Reservations: 603 - 4270 7070
2006 Price: RM40.00nett per adult and RM22.50nett per child .
Menu: Buffet spread of traditional Malaysia dishes

DEWAN PERDANA FELDA [ D'Saji ]
Jalan Maktab, off Jalan Semarak
Reservations: 603 - 2698 8302
2006 Price: RM35.00nett per adult and RM20.00nett per child.
Menu: Break your fast everyday with different menu at price so right.

DORSETT REGENCY [ Checker's ] 4*
Reservations: 603 - 2715 1000
2006 Price: RM38.00++ per adult and RM19.00++ per child
Menu: Malay cuisine including Tandoori Kambing, Lemang, Serunding, Daging Kalio, Ikan Bakar Asam Jawa, Rendang Tok, Paru-Paru Goreng, Sambal Tumis Udang Petai and Ayam Golek.

DYNASTY HOTEL KUALA
LUMPUR [ Aseana ] 4*
Reservations: 603 - 4043 7777 ext. 3301
2006 Price: RM42.00nett per adult and RM21.00nett per child Special Price for Bankers: RM38.00nett per person Special Price for Government Servants: RM35.00 nett per person
Menu: Feast yourself with splendid seven rotating buffet menus, each comprising of favourite local specialties.

EQUATORIAL HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ Nipah ] 5*
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Reservations: 603 - 2161 7777
2006 Price: RM58.00++ per adult and RM30.00++ per child (4-10 years old)
Menu: Dishes include local salads, soups, hot main courses, hawker-style favourites and desserts. Popular specialities include Roast Lamb, Fish Head Curry,
Bubur Lumbuk, Laksa, Udang Goreng Bermadu, Ayam Masak Serai, Danging Paprik, Ketam Goreng Kunyit, Rebung Masak Lemak Perut, Cili Lala, Soto Ayam and Nasi Bukhari. Desserts include Dodol, Wajik, Layer Cake, Tapai, Kuih Ketayap, Red Bean Dumplings and fresh fruit.

GLORIA JEANS COFFEE
Suria KLCC; Emporium Beach Club; Plaza Mont Kiara; Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre; Odeon Club; Sunway Pyramid; Caesars Club; Plaza Alam Sentral; Waterfront City ; Kompleks Zon Bebas Cukai JB; The Garage Penang Road ; Gurney Plaza ;
2006 Price: RM14.90++ per set meal
Set A : Tomato Rice with Chicken Rendang & Bandung Chiller.
Set B: Tomato Rice with Chicken Char Siew & Bandung Chiller.

GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL [ Pacific ] 3*
Jalan Tun Ismail
Reservations: 603 - 4042 2177
2006 Price: RM29.00nett per adult and RM14.50nett per child
Menu: Malay Ramadhan buffet.

GRAND SEASONS HOTEL [ Seasons Cafe ]4*
No 72 Jalan Pahang
Reservations: 603 - 2695 5225
2006 Price: RM45.00nett per person
Menu: Offerings include Rendang Pedas Udang, Sambal Sotong Petai, Ayam Perchik, Nasi Briyani, Lemang and Serunding amongst others.

IMPIANA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ Saffron Brasserie ] 3*
Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Reservations: 603 - 2026 6060 Ext. 7801
2006 Price: RM38.00nett per person
Menu: Local dishes in style.

HOTEL CAPITOL KUALA LUMPUR [ Be Be's Kitchen & Bar ]4*
Reservations: 603 - 2143 7000
2006 Price: RM30.00++ per adult and RM15.00++ per child & senior citizen
Menu: Traditional Malay cuisine.

HOTEL FAIRLANE [ Makan Makan ]4*
Jalan Walter Grenier
Reservations: 603 - 2148 6888
2006 Price: RM32.00++ per person
Menu: Wide selection of Malay authentic favourites Break fast with a symphony traditional Malay music presented by "Kumpulan Seri Mewah".

HOTEL FLAMINGO [ Cascades ]4*
Tasik Ampang, Jalan Hulu Kelang
Reservations: 603 - 4256 3288
2006 Price: RM46.00nett per person
Menu: Serving local, Chinese, Continental, and hard-to-find dishes, you'll have a feast that you'll not want to forget.

HOTEL ISTANA [ Taman Sri Brasserie ]5*
Reservations: 603 - 2141 9988 ext 3667
2006 Price: From RM70.00nett per adult
Menu: Dishes include Panggang Rusa (grilled deer), Udang Harimau Masak Lengkuas (spicy prawns with galangal), Daging Masak Hijau Berduan Selasih (green beef curry with sweet basil) and Ayam Panggang Madu (marinated baked chicken with chilli and honey). Ghazal music will be playing buffet.

HOTEL MIDAH [ Attapia ] 3*
Jalan Kampung Attap
Reservations: 603 - 2273 9999
2006 Price: RM25.00nett per adult and RM20.00nett per child
Menu: Traditional Malay favourites include Ulam Raja, Kerabu Mangga, Sup Ekor, Sup Tulang, Ayam Goreng Pedas, Daging Masak Lada Hitam, Udang Masak Lada Hitam and Udang Masak Tomato.

J W MARRIOTT HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR 5*
Reservations: 603 - 2715 9000
2006 Price: RM38.00++ per adult and RM16.00++ per child [Sang Bayu Poolside]
Menu: Traditional buffet style with sixty over types of dishes ranging from local, Chinese and International. Complete with tents and food stalls - it is designed to be carnival-like, putting camaraderie and fellowship back into our hectic daily lives.
2006 Price: RM28.00++ per adult and RM16.00++ per child [ Marriott Caf‚ ]
Menu: A special 6 traditional dishes ranging from appitisers, main course, soup and dessert on your mini table..

KELANA SEAFOOD CENTRE
Jalan Tasik Permaisuri1, Bandar Sri Permaisuri
Reservations: 603 - 7803 8118
2006 Price: RM29.00++ per adult and RM12.00++ per child
Menu: Sri Permaisuri Buffet

MALAYAN AROMAS
Ground Floor, City Square , Jalan Tun Razak
Reservations: 603 - 2161 5094
2006 Price: RM15.90nett per person (3 course meal)

MALURI VALUE INN 3*
Jalan Permaisuri Taman Maluri
Reservations: 603 - 9287 8833
2006 Price: RM28.00nett per person

MANDARIN ORIENTAL KUALA LUMPUR [Biba's Cafe] 5*
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Reservations: 603 - 2380 8888
2006 Price: RM63.00++ per person
Menu: Malay & International cuisine.

MUSEUM RESTAURANT,
The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Reservations: 603 - 2274 2020
2006 Price: RM39.00nett per adult and RM19.00nett per child
Menu: Over 50 variaties of Middle Eastern & Local cuisine.

MELIA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ El Patio ] 4*
Jalan Imbi
Reservations: 603 - 2143 8333
2006 Price: RM40.00++ per adult and 50% per child
Menu: More than 60 Raya dishes served in Kampung style.

MICASA HOTEL APARTMENTS [ Tapas Bistro ]
Reservations: 603 - 2161 8833
2006 Price: RM46.00nett per adult and RM23.00nett per child
Menu: Tempting treats include Grilled Meats and Seafood, Assam Laksa, Talapia Lemak Cili Padi,Daging Minangkabau, Bubur Pingat Pisang and Kuih Muih. Three different menus will be rotated during the promotion.

NELAYAN TITIWANGSA RESTAURANT
Reservations: 603 - 4022 8400
2006 Price: RM27.00nett per adult and RM21.00nett per child
Menu: Buffet + Steamboat + BBQ

NIKKO HOTEL [ Caf‚ Serena ] 5*
Jalan Ampang
Reservations: 603 - 2161 1111
2006 Price: RM55.00++ per adult and 50% per child
Menu: Feast on an elaborate daily-changing buffet prepared by Hotel Nikko's Master Chefs during the month of Ramadhan.

PARK PLAZA INTERNATIONAL KUALA LUMPUR
Jalan Ampang
Reservations: 603 - 2711 8866 ext. 3511 [ Pelita Brasserie and Straits Restaurant ] 4*
2006 Price: RM49.00nett per person
Menu: A delightful potpourri of evergreen Malaysian favourites such as Ikan Bakar Percik, Ketam Bunga Masak Rempah, Ayam Panggang, Kambing Marsala, Rendang Daging and Udang Kandar. What's more, the sumptuous spread will be expanded into Straits Restaurant. Look out for the specialty stalls serving Satay, Lemang with Serunding, Otak-otak and many more.

PARK INN INTERNATIONAL
KUALA LUMPUR [ Park Inn Deli] 3* 51-A Changkat Bukit Bintang
Reservations: 603 - 2715 3888
2006 Price: RM30.00nett per person
Menu: Local International food (including Pastas).

PEARL INTERNATIONAL HOTEL [Cafe 5] 4*
Batu 5, Jalan Klang Lama,
Reservations: 603 - 7983 1111 ext 8356
2006 Price: RM30.00nett per adult and RM15.00nett per child
Menu: Local & Western Food

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESTAURANT
Reservations: 603 - 2144 6602
2006 Price: RM28.00++ per person
Menu: Be with the stars and break your fast and Planet Hollywood with its Ramadhan Buffet.

PRINCE HOTEL & RESIDENCE [Eccucino Brasserie]4*
Jalan Conlay
Reservations: 603 - 2170 8888 ext. 8119
2006 Price: RM52.00++ per person
Menu: A tempting spread awaits with traditional Malay specialities offered.

QUALITY HOTEL CITY CENTRE 4*
Reservations: 603 - 2693 9233 [ Benteng ]
2006 Price: RM39.50++ per adult and RM15.00++ per child
Menu: Malaysian traditional fare and North Indian cuisine.
Reservations: 603 - 2693 9233 [ Meisan Szechuan ]
Price: >From RM38.50++ per person
Menu: Halal chinese cuisine this Ramadhan.

RENAISSANCE KUALA LUMPUR 5*
Reservations: 603 - 2693 9233 [ Vogue Caf‚ ]
2006 Price: RM62.00++ per adult and RM32.00++ per child
Menu: Includes Udang Galah, Sambal Petai, Jelawat Masak Lemak Tempoyak, Ulam-Ulam Melayu, Gulai Nangka Ikan Kering and Kari Sembilang. You can also indulge in Pacific Rim favourites such as Sushi & Sashimi, Oyster Rockefeller, Salmon in Puff Pastry, Steamed Garoupa with Lemon Grass & Coriander and Turkey Roulade with Roasted comein Seed & Papaya Salsa and more

SALOMA KAFE
Jalan Ampang
Reservations: 603 - 2161 0122
2006 Price: RM59.00++ per person (cultural Show performance); RM39.50++ per person (Ghazal performance)
Menu: Live performance at Saloma's with good buffet.

SERI MELAYU RESTAURANT
Jalan Conlay
Reservations: 603 - 2145 1833
2006 Price: RM55.00++ per adult and RM 30.00++ per child
Menu: Menu such as Nasi Ayam,Lemang, Rendang Ayam & Randang Tok, Kuah Lodeh and house specialities pengat Durian. We serves five types of sambal dishes - Sambal Tempoyak, Sambal Cencaluk, Sambal Budu, Sambal Belacan & Sambal Nenas. Our Noodle section features daily specials such as Laksa Utara, Mee Soup & Hilited Italian Spaghetti. The harmonies sounds of Nasyid & cultural show performance will accompany diners. Prayers room are also available for MUSLIM patrons plus we provide an ample free parking to our customer.

SHANGRI LA HOTEL 5* [ Lemon Garden Cafe ]
Jalan Sultan Ismail Reservations: 603 - 2032 2388
2006 Price: RM80.00++ per adult and RM40.00++ per child (6 -12 yrs old)
Menu: Not only should you look forward to breaking your fast with the enormous spread of authentic local cuisine, but you should also save some room for the wide selection of kuih-muih to end your meal on a sweet note.

SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR 5*
[ Botanica Brasserie ] Jalan Sultan Ismail
Reservations: 603 - 2717 9900
2006 Price: RM66.00nett per adult and 50% off per child ( below 12 yrs old)
Menu: For those who appreciate a little culture with their meal, you can opt for Botanica Brasserie's buka puasa delights under the cover of designer palm trees. You will also be entertained by a live ghazal performance.

SWISS-GARDEN HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR 3*
[ Garden Terrace ] 117, Jalan Pudu
Reservations: 603 - 2141 3333
2006 Price: RM39.00++ per person and 30% off per child
Menu: International and local delights.

THE FEDERAL KUALA LUMPUR
[ The Verandah ] 4* Jalan Bukit Bintang
Reservations: 603 - 2148 9166
2006 Price: RM38.00++ per adult and RM19.00++ per child
Week One - Every 3 full paying adults, the 4th eats free
Week Two - Every 5 full paying adults, the 6th eats free.

THE LEGEND HOTEL
[ Di-Atas Brasserie ] 5* Putra Place , 100 Jalan Putra
Reservations: 603 - 4042 9888
2006 Price: RM69.00nett per person
Menu: Di-Atas presents lip-smacking Ramadhan Delights, authentic local offerings such as Itik Solok, Ikan Keli Masak Tempoyak, Sambal Udang Galah Dengan Petai and many more.

THE PAN PAC KUALA LUMPUR [ Selera ] 5*
Jalan Putra
Reservations: 603 - 4042 5555
2006 Price: RM50.00++ per person
Menu: Selera offer a myriad of both Asian and international delicacies

THE REGENT KUALA LUMPUR [Terrace ] 5*
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Reservations: 603 - 2141 8000
2006 Price: RM50.00++ per person

THE RITZ-CARLTON KUALA LUMPUR [C‚sar's ] 5*
168, Jalan Imbi
Reservations: 603 - 2142 8000
2006 Price: RM38.00++ per set
Menu: Savour typical Malay delights. Changed daily.

WIRA HOTEL 3*
No. 123, Jalan Thamboosamy (Off Jalan Putra),
Reservations: 603 - 4042 3333
2006 Price: RM15.50nett per person [ Set Meal ]
Menu: This Set Ramadhan savours delectable Asian and continental cuisine, grills and snacks in the friendly and informal atmosphere of The Coffee Shop.

CONCORDE HOTEL SHAH ALAM [ Melting Pot ] 4*
Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah, C9/C, Shah Alam
Reservations: 60 3 -5512 2200 ext. 2304
2006 Price:RM47.00++ per person and 50% off per children
Menu: Ramadhan buffet.

CYBERLODGE CYBERJAYA [ The Veranda ] 4*
Reservations: 603 -8312 7000
2006 Price:RM45.00nett per person and RM22.50nett per child
Menu: Relax and tuck into the Malay buffet before moving onto the Western favorites and keep an eye out for the soothing Koi ponds around you.

EASTIN HOTEL [ Swezbrafferie Brasserie ] 4*
Reservations: 603 - 7665 1111
2006 Price: RM52.00++ per adult and RM31.00++ per child.

GRAND BLUE WAVE HOTEL SHAH ALAM 4*
Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam
Reservations: 603 - 5031 3388 ext.2612 [ Semarak Cafe ]
2006 Price: RM48.00++ per adult and RM24.00++ per child ( 7 - 12 years)
Menu: Berbuka Puasa with traditional delights from the northen states of the Peninsula such as Laksa Kedah, Kedah's Nasi Ulam, Penang 's Char Koay Teow, Nasi Kandar, Curry Capitan or Kedah's dishes with Thai influences.

HILTON PETALING JAYA [ Paya Serai ] 5*
Reservations: 603 - 7955 9122 ext.4060
2006 Price: RM52.00++ per adult and RM35.00++ per child
Menu: Vast choices of freshly prepared acar, kerabu, sambal and hand-picked ulam served together with 6 types of local keropok. From the buffet line are main dishes of poultry, meat and seafood like ayam panggang bercili, gulai daging, kari ikan tonkol, ikan bakar, pais kerang, ketam masak chili, just to name a few.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Restoran Kanna Banana Leaf Rice, Section 17, PJ, Selangor

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Kanna Banana Leaf Rice is popular with it's hill-top atmoshere and mild curry flavours. When you are seated, a group of energetic Waiters will approach you for orders. No need to go in to the restaurant if you choose to dine at the open-air area. Just order what you want and they will serve you. And this is the wide range of marinated seafood ready to be fried. Tempting right?

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Quickly, one Waiter will lay banana leaves on the table and another will scoop rice generously and another one will scoop those veges and curries for you. However, the "triplet-container' with dhal, curry fish and curry chicken sauces will be left on your table for you to enjoy. You can even request for more if you like. Normally, we asked for dhall refill. Sedap!

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When we order fried squid, they communicated from one end to another, across the road and there the chef will do his frying. It was served shorty, hot and aromatic with lots of curry leaves and large onion crisps. A must to order wherever I eat at Kanna. Best!

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Fried chicken is delicious and meat is soft. It is tastier to eat banana leaf rice with hand and your fingers will do a good job like the Indians. No wonder, we can tear and squeeze meat easily rather than using the elegant-way of fork and spoon. Well, I saw lots of youngsters doing the same and happily eating under the trees. What a muhibbah culture!

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Lamb ribs readily available at food counter. A suitable dish for wet saucy food. This piece is the size of 3 ribs in one piece and tasted good with soft meat texture. With the standard serving of rice, vegetables, acar. fried squid, chicken, curry lamb ribs and drinks, the total bill is RM40.37 for three persons. The price are reasonable as we patronised Kanna at least twice a month.

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Front view of Kanna Restaurant with 2 shoplots. You can choose to dine indoor and outdoor. No pictures of outside view as there were many diners around. Some diners will not be happy to be photographed and I have to respect their dinner ambience. We prefer outdoor as we like the dining under the trees with fresh air environment. Next post for more pictures, ok?

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See.. these hard-working Waiters are not only energetic at work. They are hardworking in inviting pictures to be taken. When I go near to snap the marinated seafood, they are ready there for my clicking. What a team? See, their smiling faces and thumbs up. Tauke Kanna, if you read my blog, remember to make them happier and your customers will be even happier.

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Ha ha ha.. This Waiter came to me and asks

Murugesan: Saya tak ade ke
Callie : Apa tak ede?
Murugesan : Dalam!
Callie : Ah? Dalam?
Murugesan : (Pointing at my camera) tu...
Callie : Oh.. Mari saya tangkap gambar mu.
Murugesan : Ayoyo... saya pun ada gambar.

See the way he post is just like John Trovolta in the 80's after the Saturday Night Fever Dance.
I show him the picture from my camera and he was even more happier. Will give him this picture if I eat there again next week.

So once they are happy, they will make customers happy. Go there to have banana leaf rice if you want to be happy.

Kanna Curry House is situated at Jalan 17/45, Section 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya
Tel No: 03 - 7958 4814, business hour from 7 am to 11 pm daily

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hokano Japanese Restaurant, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Today, Japanese Food is popular among the young and old. Many accepted that Japanese food is a healthy one with hot ocha, shashimi and a less-oil food. Price may not be healthy if you are tempted by the light-box menu or colourful garnish menu where one will possess an uncontrollable urge to savour them.

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Hokano Japanese Restaurant is our choice to try something cheap as written in most bloggers' posts. Oh no, not true. The prices are like other restaurants, ranging from cheap to expensive choices. This set of Chirashu Sushi is RM21.50, served with salad and rice topped up with sushi.

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Salmon Set at RM17.95. Not much to savour as the classy plate has over-shadowed the food. What a wise and creative food presentation!

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Add RM11.05 we got this set as we ordered the 'classy plate' menu. Quite a big piece of salmon fish and it tasted good.

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Sanma fish is another version of mackerel. Priced at RM13.95 it was served with rice and soup. An ideal set for the like-to-eat people. Not enough, add one more to fill up the food urge.

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Aha!, this filled up the makan urge. Cha Soba priced at RM8.50. Total bill at RM76.95 for 3 persons with ocha ice and hot.

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And, the Menu with a wide selection of foods for you to choose. At about 8.30pm there were 5 tables x 4 pax each already seated to be served. Hokano's business seems to be improving as they cater for family and office crowds.

This restaurant is situated at 74, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. (same row with Maybank)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Naili's Place, Damansara Uptown, PJ

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We have passed by this place many times and was wondering what kind of food Naili serves.
We can see the 'bali, kampung, or roof-top restaurant' along the road of Damansara Uptown, often with loud music played from the restaurant. The escalator brought us to the dim restaurant with several sections concepted in different ambience, private, open and road view.


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Priced at RM14.90, the portion is considered small for my daughter and before she eats she said she wanna tapau burger home later. The noodles are over-cooked and tasted no good.
Just for trying this time and must hold not to order the next time.

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The presentation looks messy, small portion but tasted good with the cheese ingredients that played the major role. Priced at RM15.50.

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Priced at RM8.90, the usual nasi lemak served with standard sambal set. No 'oooh' and no 'emmm' and it's proven to be a common nasi lemak.

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When the Waiter presented the Menu to me, I got difficulties in choosing my food. I actually ordered tomyam noodles and was told later that 'sudah habis'!. (so fast ah, at 8.30pm woh..)

I ordered something light at RM7.90 which is a reasonable price for a good ambience restaurant The beehoon tasted a little sourish and tasteless eventhough these 2 medium prawns greeted me sweetly together with some potatoes and cabbages.

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This ubi rebus is only RM4.00, served with fresh coconut and sambal dip. I still prefer the the siamese version with sugar and coconut milk.

Naili also serves steak and many other menus. Normally, for eating out without recommendation(s), we would prefer to order common low price food. Otherwise our pocket will be burnt.

Ambience is rich for those who wish to 'lepak' or spent long hours there with live music to entertain you. Where else can we have such ambience with such prices at PJ, other than PJ Hilton with Alleycats singing while you dine!. What a joy and fun dinner?

Monday, September 10, 2007

Nasi Kandar, Lotus @ State, PJ

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Weekend, eat out at State, PJ? What kind of food is popular there?. There are lots of Chinese Restaurant with crabs promotion, Cafes with varieties of delicious food and Kopitiams with many choices of hawker foods.

And, Nasi Kandar is still our favourites and Lotus Restuarant situated at The State Cineleisure, PJ is our choice for dinner. There are wide varieties of curry dishes, squid, prawns, mutton shanks, vegetables, fried chicken, fried fish, acar and varieties of rice. This is part of the array of foods displayed. See the tempting spicy dishes and why wait! Orderlah.

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Mutton Shank @ RM15.00, Chicken @6.00, Squid @ RM12.00, Prawns @ RM14.00, 2 types of Vegetables @ RM8.00, 5 Rice @ RM6.00 and Curry Sauces, Drinks & Others @ RM12.40. Total bill RM73.40.

The Lamb Shank tasted nice and soft and it is not a common dish available any other nasi kandar eateries. Squid and prawns are like the sweet and sour style, tasted good but expensive as the prawns are of small sizes. The vegetables are alright as they are not over-cooked. The ayam masak merah is just nice and freshly cooked.

As our orders are all medium portions the total price of RM70+ is expensive at this nasi kandar restaurant. At Chinese Restaurant, with such price, we can have fish, meat, vegetables, fried rice, prawns or squids. So, why not chinese food and nasi kandar?. I think it is the 'gian' (addicted) to the 'kas kas' !

Lotus, The State, PJ
Tel:03-79546281

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Correct Ways of Eating Fruits

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We all think that eating means simply buying fruits, cutting it and just popping into our mouths.

Fruits are the most important Food

You will be much more appreciated if you know how to eat?

Fruits should be taken in empty stomach, not as a deserted meal as is often done. If you eat fruit like that it will also serve a major role to detoxify your system, supplying with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.


Lets say you eat two slices of bread and a slice of fruits. As fruits digests faster than bread, the slice of fruits digest quickly and ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but its passage is blocked by the bread which takes longer to digest…

In the mean time the whole meal ferments and turns to acid. Consequently when fruits, come into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil. So it is better to eat fruits in empty stomach or before your meal!


You have heard people complaining – Every time I eat watermelon I burp, When I eat durians my stomach bloats up, When I eat banana I feel like running to toilet etc.

Actually, this will not arise if you eat the fruits in empty stomach. The fruits mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence bloat! Graying hair, balding and nervous outburst, dark circles under the eyes – all this will not happen if you take fruits in empty stomach Graying hair, balding and nervous outburst, dark circles under the eyes – all this will not happen if you take fruits in empty stomach.

When you need to drink fruit juice, drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans.

Don’t drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get nutrient at all. You only get to taste.


So stop making ‘durian porridge’ if you want nutrients. Cooking fruits destroys all the vitamins. Eating the pulp or the whole fruit is far better than drinking the juice as the fiber is good for you.

If you drink the juice drink mouthful by mouthful slowly,because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

A 3-day “fruit fast” is a very simple and very effective way to cleanse and de-toxify your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruits juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

During the “fruit fast” you can eat different fruits at different times, although occasionally mixed fruit salad would also be permissible and more interesting.

If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.




Wishing you a Healthy Life


This post is a food tips collection.
Source from chain e-mails. I find it useful and wish to keep it here.

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