Friday, October 30, 2009

D'Italiane Kitchen

d'italiane setting

Jaya 33 houses some of the best above average dining places- Nagomi Shabu Shabu, D'Italiane, Vietnam Kitchen etc. Bruno's didn't impress us much with the change of its menu, Nagomi Shabu Shabu was a pretty good dine out and D'Italiane was recommended due to its range of pasta dishes.

I like the white minimalist deco of the restaurant.

Mushroom Cream Soup- RM8.90

One of my favourite soups would be mushroom and/or french onion soup. D'Italiane's version was served in a generous ingot shaped bowl. The mushrooms were blended to create a thick creamy soup- yums!

Scallops Angel Hair Pasta- RM25.90

There are plenty of pasta dishes to choose from. My pick was this Scallops Angel Hair Pasta with rocket salad. The serving was huge! The rocket salad has its own distinct taste of course (actually I would say it's more for the acquired taste- not really my kinda raw vege), scallops were big and fresh. Overall pasta was nice but beware of the buldging tummy after you're done!

Mussels Aglio Oglio Pasta- RM23.90

The Mussels Aglio Oglio spots the usage of herbs to enhance the taste. As with the scallops, the mussels are big and fresh too. Another huge serving though. Advisable to share, seriously.

Will be off to Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh City) till next week! That's 8D7N and 5 days off from work, woohoooo!

d'italiane kitchen
PG-01B, Ground Floor Jaya 33,
Seksyen 13, 46100 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7956 3684

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Going Hokkien... Restoran Hua Xing

Work and study is no difference- at school, we wait for the recess bell to ring as it means makan time! and at work we wait for the clock to strike 12pm as it also means makan time! Therefore, the only thing we look forward to- whether in school or at work- is makan time!

That being said, lunch is an essential meal for the day especially when you're already half dead from the first half of the day and there's another half more to go. Lunch is where you recharge!!

By 'recharging', I mean having some sinful black Hokkien mee laden with crispy crackling pork lard. Powerrrrrrrrr. Everytime at Hua Xing, this is a sure order.

My lunch makan kaki also ordered the Ulu Yam Lor Mee. Thick yellow noodles (the same type used for Hokkien Mee) is cooked in a thick starchy gravy. I'm not really a fan of Lor Mee, would prefer Wat Tan Hor more.

This was also another first- Salted Egg Yolk Pork Ribs. Usually for the pork selection, we will go for the Braised Pork with Alkaline kuih. Salted egg yolk pork ribs is certainly quite special as usually it is with squid or crabs. Very addictive salted egg yolk bits :p

Another must order is this Deep Fried Eggplant with Garlic bits. This is a favourite among us and can be a 'once-you-pop-you-can't-stop' dish. The sliced eggplants are deep fried to perfection- crispy but maintaining a soft texture in the inside and those garlic bits further enhance the bland taste of eggplants. Yums!

And a plate of Kangkung Belacan for the perfect ending to a recharging meal.

Restoran Hua Xing
Lot1-12, 1st Floor,
Plaza Seri Setia,
Jalan SS9/2, Seri Setia,
Sungei Way 47300,
Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7876 3288
Business hours: 11:30-3:oopm, 6:00-10:00pm

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Emperor Q by Ministry Of Food

Emperor Q

This is my second time eating at Emperor Q. The first was sometime last year but I never blogged about it... Since I'm not a regular at Pavillion, I gave Emperor Q a revisit. Emperor Q may come as an eatery outlet with identity crisis, since the outlook of the outlet hints Chinese but the menu is of fusion- food with Chinese, Japanese and Western elements. The menu is extensive, offering a variety of set meals, ala carte, sushi rolls, hot stone sets etc.

Wild Fern Belacan- RM13

Starting off with some greens, one of my favouritest- wild fern belacan or also known as paku pakis. Paku pakis here has a more slimey texture than the Sabah paku pakis (aka Sabah Shu Chai Choi). The bestest way to cook this is chilli belacan and nothing can beat that. NOTHING!

Salmon Hot Stone- RM12.80 (add RM2 for egg)

Cod Fish Hot Stone- RM13.50

One of the signature dishes at Emperor Q is the hot stone series. Having had this during my virgin visit, I decided to give it a go again at their bestseller Salmon Hot Stone. My makan partner had the Cod Fish Hot Stone. Served piping hot with bits of raw fish, the hot stone bowl quickly heats up the rice and raw fish, thus cooking them. No worries if you're afraid of raw food as the bowl of food ends up being very well cooked due to the heat. Hot stones are known to be healthy and natural low fat as minimal oil is used. The rice taste somewhat like dark sauce fried rice, it's simple but delicious!

The only downside is the very expensive egg! An additional RM2 for one egg, over inflated!

Pearl Macha Latte- RM8

Coffee Almond Nut- RM13

Always have been a fan of green tea + bubble tea, so the Pearl Macha Latte makes a perfect combination for me :) The Coffee Almond Nut drink however can be a little heavy due to the blend of nuts, chocolate chips and ice blended coffee.

Emperor Q

Lot1.59-1.66, Level 1,
Pavillion KL.
(beside Mercato Marketplace)

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room

Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room

I am unshamefully a regular to Sunway Pyramid as it is the nearest mall to my terpencil home. Haven't been there uncountless times, I still have difficulties answering the most basic but hardest question of ALL time- "What to eat?"

Sourplum Jasmine- RM4.90, Papaya Milk Shake- RM6.90

Perhaps the next time you are undecided like me, you can try Xian Ding Wei, a Taiwanese cuisine restaurant located just opposite Starbucks.

What is synonymous to Taiwanese food? Bubble tea, Taiwanese sausage, XXL Chicken, Oyster Mee Sua? Xian Ding Wei is an avenue for you to explore more of the Taiwanese delights and cuisines without having to produce your passport. To start off with, treat yourself a good healthy papaya milk shake or refreshing sourplum jasmine. Thick and yumz, and good for the digestive system too!

Salty Crispy Chicken- RM10.90

Snack on salty crispy chicken while waiting for your mains. It's similar to your pasar malam Uncle Bob or the more famous Shihlin XXL chicken. Thumb sized chunks fried to crispy perfection, with the flavours of curry leaves and sprinkled with generous amount of white pepper and chilli powder. I'm sure alot of you out there will agree it goes well with beer :)

Oyster & Large Intestines Vermicelli- RM9.90

Another one of Taiwanese famous exports is the oyster mee sua, a thickened soup containing small oysters and Chinese vermicelli. XDW's version has large intestines, which makes it quite exotic.

Sweet Braised Squid Set- RM19.90

For those who prefer a wholesome meal, there are a variety of set meals to choose from. Much similar to the Japanese bento sets, the set meals come with rice, three side dishes and a soup. The rice is served with braised minced pork, just like what you will find on the streets of Taiwan. The sweet braised squid fared quite well, thank goodness because I'm a fan of all things sotong.

The ambience is nice, service is good and commendable food.

Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room
OB3.LG1.7 & OB3.LG1.8
Oasis Boulevard (New Wing),
Lower Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid.
Tel: 03-5631 3322

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]
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