Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ultimo , Solaris Mont Kiara

Fine dining ? , australian-french cuisine?
well the answer is Ultimo a modern Australian cuisine, a result of the confluence of the specialties of different races, all cooked using French techniques.

The foods here definitely melts your heart. It's a waste to eat the masterpiece. Well let the photos do the talking.

Tortellini of basil and cheese, clear tomato and Earl Grey broth, heirloom cherry tomato and soft herbs
Rating :9.9/10

Salmon Tataki, Confit and Roast, paired with Bosca Verdi Spumante – Italy
Rating :9.9/10

Scallop and Prawn Ravioli & Bisque, paired with Peter Lehmann Semillon 2005, Barossa Australia
Rating :9.9/10

Steamed Eastern Star Coral trout Mousseline, bab bok choy, leek butter and caviar, paired with Katnook Founders Block Chardonnay 2005, Coonawarra Australia
Rating :9.9/10

Day braised Pork Belly, Seared Scallop, Cauliflower Puree, paired with Dr. Loosen Riesling 2007, Germany
Rating :9.9/10

Quail – Crusted Breast, Leg Farci, Chestnuts, Confit Shallot, Cognac Jus, paired with Beaujolais Village Joseph Drouhin 2007, France
Rating :9.9/10

Lamb – Saddle of Lamb, fondant potatoes, garlic puree, mint jelly and pepper coulis, paired with Chateau Franc Cardinal Bordeaux 2003, France
Rating :9.9/10

Wagyu, Galette Potato, Mushrooms and Sauteed Vegetables, Red Wine Jus, paired with Evan & Tate Gnangara Shiraz 2007 Margaret River, Australia
Rating :9.9/10

Trio of Desserts, Strawberry white chocolate tart, Chocolate Bavarian, Classic Creme Brulee
Rating :9.9/10

Last but not least. DIE DIE MUST TRY !!!

13A Jln Solaris 4
Solaris Mont Kiara.
t: 03-6204 0887

Online Reservation @

Written by : JamesChang
Photos taken with : Nikon D3000


Pork-lovers can finally find paradise at Pavilion, where the newly opened Weissbrau provides everything from pork knuckles and ribs to cold cuts and sausages galore.

Complimentary toast with pate, perfect to nibble on while awaiting the mains.

Generously thick, flavourful Serrano ham slices to wrap around rock melon.

The Giant Schublig sausage looks daunting, but two people should have no problem finishing it. Made of smoked pork and chicken blended with spices and milk, this was all that a fabulous sausage should be: fresh, plump, juicy and well-seasoned.

Assorted meat and sauerkraut with Nurnbergen and Farmer's Pork sausages. Another terrific platter for sharing. We particularly loved the pork belly (partially hidden behind the sausages), which was both fatty and crispy at the same time.

Level 3, Pavilion (walkway with restaurants)
t: 03-2142 0288

Written by : JamesChang
Photos taken with : Nikon D3000


Banquet , a place like you're dining in London in an ambient environment. Located in Bangsar Village 2. Which offers wide range of western and fusion of local cuisine as well.

Baked Butter Fish
Price : MYR 25.00
Rating : 6.8/10

The lamb meat is cooked to achieve optimum juiciness and tenderness.

The lamb shank
Price : MYR 38.00
Rating : 7.5/10

The prawns are " oh dear"

The seafood spaghetti
Price : MYR 28.00
Rating : 5.9/10

1F-28, Bangsar Village II
2 Jalan Telawi Satu
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
t: 03-2282 3228

Written by : JamesChang
Photos taken with : iPhone3Gs

Teo Chew Chendul

Apart from the laksa , outside Joo Hoi Cafe there is a famous cendol seller in Penang. Even Phua Chu Kang and Mary from Singapore purposely stop by at the stall for cendol.

As for me , i can quote it as the best cendol i ever had . Not just because of celebrities tried it , but the sugar blend are awesome as it is different from others.

Rating 8/10

Teo Chew Chendul
475, Jalan Penang

Written by : JamesChang
Photos taken with : Nikon D3000

Joo Hooi Cafe (愉园餐室)

The assam laksa here at Joo Hooi Coffee Shop is delicious, soup is thick with lots of fresh fish meat. The ingredients, cooking method and even the noodles are different compared to laksa in Kuala Lumpur and Malacca. So, you can’t compare their tastes.

Assam Laksa broth is prepared fresh daily with a lot of shredded fish meat – the main ingredient that could either be kembung or mackarel fish depending on the availability. But the outcome taste is still the same regardless of the fish used.

The laksa was fantastic , no coconut milk added and the soup is so thick and full with fish meat every spoonful i feast onto.

Rating : 9/10

Joo Hooi Cafe (愉园餐室)
475, Jalan Penang
Business hours: 11.30am to 5pm (Off days not fixed)

Written by : JamesChang
Photos taken with : Nikon D3000

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yi Xin Ge Bak Kut Teh

Yi Xin Ge 一心阁 is a Bak Kut Teh has been operating for more than 25 years and it is the all time favorite of former Malaysian badminton legend Datuk Eddy Choong.

What is so special about Yi Xin Ge Bak Kut Teh is the soup itself which is clearer, slightly sweeter with a mild herb taste compared to the other Bak Kut Teh shops in Klang Valley.The sweet taste is attributed to the fact that they use a lot of yu zhu – 玉竹 (stem of Solomon’s Seal) often used for its natural sweetness in flavoring Chinese herbal soup. A hint of Ginseng taste could be detected as well.

Rating: 8/10

A combination of various parts like pork ribs, meat, trotter and intestines are included in the soup. Overall the Bak Kut Teh were just above average if compared to Klang ones which is superior.

Restoran Yi Xin Ge Bak Kut Teh
23 Jalan SS4D/2
People’s Park
47301 Petaling Jaya

Written by : JamesChang
Photos taken with : Nikon D3000

Moussandra Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant

In the heart of the city (Kuala Lumpur) Moussandra is a Mediterranean restaurant located in KL Plaza that serves authentic Greek, Spanish and Italian cuisine. And from what I have read in one of the articles displayed at the entrance, Moussandra is actually the Greek word for a type of wooden chest.

Without wasting anytime , to the food .

Sola de Calabaza – Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Price : MYR 15.00
Rating : 7.8/10

Sola de Setas – Creamy Mushroom Soup
Price : MYR 15.00
Rating :8.3/10

Albondigas St Climient – Lamb Meatballs in Brandy Sauce
Price : MYR 15.00
Rating :9/10

The tender and juicy rib-eye was great to chew on, with its intense flavor released with each and every chew

Ternera Con Vino Tinto – Sauteed Beef Rib-eye in Red Wine Sauce
Price : MYR 19.00
Rating :8.5/10

Berenjas Picantes or translated to Pan-fried Eggplant with Chili & Tomato
Price : MYR 9.00
Rating :7.5/10

Even thou it is just egg,chillie, anchovy and mayonnaise , but it looks appealing and it taste perfect."Do not judge the book by its cover"

Hevos Cocidos Con Anchoas or Boiled Eggs with Pimiento & Anchovies
Price : MYR 9.00
Rating :8.0/10

Moussandra Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant
Sub Lot B-8, Mezzanine Floor,
KL Plaza
179, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
t: 03 2144 0775
Open daily from 12-3pm, 6-11pm except Sunday.

Written by : JamesChang
Photos taken with : Nikon D3000
Link : :: Moussandra Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant ::