Sunday, July 29, 2012

Delicious Dinner 52.

A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Fish paste stuffed brinjal and Chinese crueller-topped with hoi sin sauce and chopped spring onion.

Oven roasted pork belly.

Stir fried sweet potato leaves with garlic. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kissaten@Jaya One.

Mike's birthday dinner @Kissaten@Jaya One- a small fusion Japanese cafe-like with an outdoor dining area for smokers and is home to a myriad of great food & beverages!

A clean and fuss free restaurant with simple tables and chairs setting.

The food were good and reasonable priced.

Easily accessible by lift via Wendy's for older folks who wants to avoid climbing the stairs. 

Salted Pork Belly-served cold and thinly sliced with a dash of pepper-tender and fatty to the bite-Rm8.90

Stuffed Gyoza Chicken wings-generously stuffed-crispy dough skin and moist inside-Rm8.90.

Salt grilled chicken wings-well grilled-exceptionally small sized-smoky and salty-Rm9.90.
Cold Sesame Ramen-sliced fresh cucumber, chicken bits, egg and topped with paper thin seaweed in a cold miso broth-Rm18.90

Teppan mushroom Burger steak-well marinated tender and juicy pork patty served on the side with baked potato- corn on the cob, blanched broccoli and carrot-wholesome dish-Rm18.90.

Tonkotsu Ramen-filled with beansprout, soft boiled egg, sliced pork, chopped spring onion...etc-in a clear salty broth-Rm16.90.

Teriyaki chicken Tomago Pizza-a real fusion pizza-crusty dough topped with flavorful teriyaki chicken bits, green and black seaweed, mayonnaise and a runny egg yolk in the center-the star of the night -Rm23.90. 

Total bill:RM175/
Location: L-12A, Palm Square, Jaya One.
72A, Jalan Universiti,
Petaling Jaya.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ribs King.

Monday dinner with family at Ribs King located along the main road of Taman Paramount.

A clean and fuss free air-cond restaurant with free Wi-fi, too !

As it's name implied it is a porky place to savor pork ribs right up the loin eye muscle.

Done in many styles like Marmite pork ribs, buttered pork ribs, black pepper..........etc

Their set dish are worth the money and comes with a bowl of the soup of the day.

We went for the ala carte menu, in order to try out their stir fried dishes which turn out to be OK except for the salty and bitter Nam Yee (fermented red bean curd) fried chicken and the low grade rice.
 Parking is OK after 6 pm.

Supreme pork chop-well marinated-chunky and meaty with a light brown sauce-Rm12/

Fried sambal prawn with long bean and onion-spicy and crunchy long bean-Rm12/

Sweet and sour prawn-three large sea prawns in a light tomato/vinegar sauce with onion and cucumber-Rm12/

Nam yee fried chicken wing-over fried rendering it to be bitter and salty-Rm12/

Steam bun pork burger-deep fried loin eye muscle meat-well marinated served with tomato and cucumber-good-Rm6/

Total bill:Rm58/
Location:25, Jalan 20/7,
Taman Paramount,
Petaling Jaya. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Paradise Dynasty@Paradigm Shopping Mall.

A late dinner with Ying, a close relative from out of town.

Paradise Dynasty@ Paradigm Shopping Mall was the place to eat as she is a big fan of xiao loong pao (steamed pork dumplings ) and La Mian.

Tables setting are four to a table on either side with a wide aisle.

A statue of a pure and serene Buddha with a lighted halo is placed beside the main wall of the restaurant.

Warm caressing lighting. 

A quick glance of the menu-wrote orders on a piece of order chit-passed to server-in less than 10 minutes came the first dish and the rest were served in an orderly manner (good timing in between dishes).

 Will go back to try their stir fry dishes.

Chefs at work.

A pure and serene Buddha statue in the restaurant.

Table setting with some pickled ginger and black vinegar.
Japanese cucumber in garlic oil-cool and crunchy with every bite-a good appetizer- Rm8.80.
Shanghai pork dumplings-would be better with more broth in it-average good-Rm16.80.
Pan fried pork dumplings-meaty with a smooth skin and a nice slightly charred bottom -Rm7.80.
Shanghai pork bun-Michelle loves these soft and fluffy pork buns topped with toasted sesame- Rm9.00
La Mian fried with black fungus, preserved vegetable and minced pork-not too oily or salty-nicely flavored-Rm15.00..
Wok fried rice with shrimp and preserved vegetable-fluffy rice-not too oily with four decent sized shrimps--Rm16.00.

La Mian in Szechwan style-half  braised egg and some chopped spring onion in a clear and tasty broth-Rm15.00.
Chilled assorted eggs-salted, century and ordinary egg topped with a layer of egg white-different aromas and flavors played on the tongue with each bite-Rm12.80.

Total bill:Rm120/
Location:Lot 1F-15, Level 1,
1, Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya,
Petaling Jaya.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dong Po Rou.

The top choice meat in Chinese cooking is still pork-it can be cooked into many different styles.

Dongpo rou, a Hangzhou dish, named after Su Tungpo ( a poet ) is one of my favorite.

The best cut of pork to use is preferably the pork belly.

Boil the piece of pork belly in a pot of hot boiling water.

Discard water-pat dry-puncture holes in the skin with a fork.

Rub dark soy sauce on the pork belly.

Deep fried it for awhile.

Place it in a porcelain bowl with 3 spoonful of golden brown melted coarse sugar, 2/8 of a piece of star anise, fill it up with 3/4 Chinese Shao Xing wine.

Cover it and braise it under a slow medium flame for 1 hour until tender or to your liking.

Dish up with blanched broccoli.

Dongpo Rou - wholesome 3 layer pork belly with a crisp skin (puncture with a fork)-if you like it with a smooth wobbly tender skin, do not puncture ti !


Sunday, July 1, 2012

House Restaurant-Bar-WinePost@eCurve.

Father's Day dinner at House Restaurant-Bar-WinePost@eCurve-a chic, modern and contemporary place with warm lighting, wood motif panel wall and a huge display rack for different types of tea.

 We were ushered to our booked table for eight upstairs via a steep flight of stairs.

Square rectangular wooden tables and chairs for us while low cushioned sofa chairs for two with  small tables are placed by the side of the restaurant (happy hours- up to 8 pm).

The food listed on the menu is of a good mix - you could  pair them with wine, fruit tea or alcoholic drinks.

As it was Father's Day, I get to eat free-which is a set dish of a chunk of grilled Atlantic Cod with creamy mashed potato, cherry tomato, blanched asparagus, green pea, baby carrot.

The rest of the family were happy with the a mix of East and West food and the juices that they ordered.

Wild mushroom soup-creamy and smooth with an earthy flavor-plus a toasted garlic bread -Rm31.90.
Cream Carbonara with beef- average-Rm24.90.
Thai Green curry chicken with long beans and aubergine -spicy and creamy - served with fish cake and cracker on the side-Rm19.90.
Atlantic Cod-complimentary for the father-a healthy choice.
Nasi Goreng - fried rice served with cracker, deep fried chicken wings, 3 skewers of chicken satay with peanut sauce-fried egg, pickled vegetable and Cincalok (preserved shrimps)-best ! - Rm26.90.
Herbs roasted chicken breast-a generously sized piece of well marinated chicken breast topped with watercress and brown sauce-layered potato on the side-Rm39.90.
Penne pasta with Salmon(nicely smoke grilled salmon slices) too much tomato sauce-Rm29.90/
House Classic Burger-can feed two person-wholesome meal-Rm28.90.
Peach Fruit Tea-rm12.90.
Fresh Apple juice-Rm10.90.

Total bill:Rm320/
Location:Lot 625 & 626,
2A, Jalan PJU 7/3, 
Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya,