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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant @ The Gardens Mall

The Taiwanese restaurant that I wanted to visit ages ago. It is always crowded and that's the reason that the visit to Fong Lye is always delayed.
"Am very hungry and I can't wait!, I will die!"

Was at The Gardens the other day and finally visited Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant for dinner!

Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant @ The Gardens

Hot Taiwan Oolong Tea @ RM 12.00
My knowledge towards Chinese Tea are little but here is some of it to share. Oolong tea (Black Dragon Tea) are grouped as clear tea (qing cha), tasted green. It's good for health as it contains a substance named "polyphenol" in it. From the research over the years, it proves that Oolong tea helps to control obesity and tooth decay.

Am glad that as I eat and post. I learned, and I am sharing it with everyone!

Fresh Tomato Fried Egg with fish set meal @ RM 19.80
One of the recommended meal listed in the menu. Sam ordered this set and I scoop a few spoonful to taste. Did you see that word "SPOONFUL"? Greedy me! The set comes with fried fish fillet and eggs cooked and boiled in fresh tomato sauce, white rice topped with minced pork and appetizers- spice cubed pork, a yam meatball and a small portion of fried vegetables.

The tomato sauce was good. Sweet and sour with a zesty feel in it.

Mixed porridge set meal @ RM 17.80
Probably this is the reason why I am hungry after 2 hours! The Mixed porridge set are actually rice with soup. The soup tasted alike with the soup base I use to prepare "tong yuen'- in a word, it's good!

The only difference with the soup base is that yams, carrot and fried onions and no chicken/pork added are added in the soup.

Finally, I tried and am satisfied! There are more to try from Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant...


Mid Valley City Shop
Lot T208, 3rd Floor The Gardens,
Mid Valley City Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2282 8699

Imbi Shop
No 94 Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2145 6061

Sri Hartamas
No 9 Ground Floor,
Plaza Prismaville
Jalan 19/70A
Desa Sri Hartamas
Tel: 03 6201 7998

COVA Cafe, Lounge & Bistro @ The Gardens Mid Valley City KL

NOTE: Restaurant cease operation- Updated November 2009

Have been delaying many post. Duhhh...... my busy days gonna end only at the next few months. Well, at least I had a perfect Saturday lunch outing with my close friends last week.

I have been reading good reviews on Cova Cafe, Lounge & Bistro and was quite excited about it. Have not seen any bad reviews anyway and since they do have a few Vegetarian dishes in their menu, I suggested Cova as the venue for lunch this time. How's the lunch?

Carbonara Fettucini @ RM 24.50
I know Carbonara is supposed to be rich and creamy. But this is overly rich and creamy, poor Hui is nibbling at her plate of Carbonara. I bet after a few mouthful of the Carbonara, it makes anyone feeling heavy and over filled like a clumsy elephant! Too salty too. Sorry Hui..... wrong suggestion huh!

Spicy Crab Vermicelli @ RM 27.50
And then, this is What I have ordered, Spicy Crab Vermicelli. Vermicelli?? or Spaghetti? Am confused now. Vermicelli is non pasty isn't it? It's more like spaghetti to me it's soft not al dente enough. Taste wise, it's slightly spice, other than that it's bland. Did not try the soft shell crabs because it's too oily and it's stated in the menu served with "crab meats" and I thought it is served with crab meats(remove from the shell) and not soft shell crabs.

Aglio Oglio @ RM 16.50
We were asking the attendee if they have Vegetarian dishes and we were informed that it has been removed from the menu. My fault! I should have called up to check with them And then, she suggested plain Aglio Oglio. But, why there is onions in it? For Vegetarians, it's not only no meats, it should be no onions, no garlic too....Are you aware of it?

Nasi Ulam Cova @ RM 17.50
For this? Mr. Give me Beer excitedly ordered a glass of Kilkenny to go with his plate of Nasi Ulam Cova and both turned out to be .................See comment card below!

After having our lunch, my turn to choose some desserts- cakes I mean! Yay! Yay!... I have chosed:

Tiramisu @ RM 15.50
Just like any other Tiramisu. Beautifully baked, simple and fresh. My first time trying Tiramisu with sponge fingers.

Apple cheese cake @ RM 15.50
The most cheerful piece of cake during out lunch. Seems like everyone likes it. Fresh Apple cheese cake with chocolate base topped with apple and it's puree sprinkled with grounded peanuts. Complex combination of sweet, sour and chocolaty taste that charms everyone- Must try!

Nice hand writing?? Not mine!

Overall experience at Cova- so-so only. Could be better! Should be better too!

COVA Cafe, Lounge & Bistro
226B, 1st Floor, The Gardens Midvalley City,

Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200
Tel: 03- 2287 6260 Fax: 03- 2287 6270

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Belanga @ The Gardens

I was craving for Malay food and I recalled Belanga @ The Gardens. Am not sure what kinda Malay food Belanga is serving but am sure the restaurant definitely serves Malay cuisine. Yummy yummy...... something spicy!!

Belanga (crokery cooking pot) a nice an inviting name indeed! Belanga @ The Gardens serves Kelantanese cuisine with it's very own specalities rarely since elsewhere is Malaysia.

Belanga Restaurant serves varieties of Kelantanese cuisine like Nasi Dagang, Nasi Tumpang & Nasi Kerabu.

Nasi Dagang with currychicken @ RM 11.90
Nasi dagang originating from Kelantan, a Malaysian dish consist of steamed coconut milk rice served with curry (chicken/fish/beef), hard boiled eggs and vegetable pickles.

As simple as the dish is,white rice mixed with brown glutinous rice steamed with coconut milk, blended onions and garlic with spices was excellent. The rice portion was not enough but with the generous portion of the curry chicken, it's extremely filing. Overall rating- Good!

Nasi Kerabu with grill fish @ 10.90
Nasi Kerabu literally known as rice salad, a cuisine from Kelantan too. There are varieties of Nasi Kerabu in Kelantan- white, blue & yellow in color, all prepared in different way.

Nasi Kerabu served by Belanga is Nasi Kerabu Kuning. Rice was prepared with tumeric, herbs and spices. We ordered Nasi Kerabu with grill fish (grill ikan kembong) which is served with watery hot and spicy chilli sauce. Kerabu (salad) are vegetables served green and fresh- daun kesum, bean sprouts, shreded cucumber. Apart from it, keropok ikan, fried desicated coconut with dried shrimps, and half a salted egg are served too. Superb!

Roti Jalan Chicken @ RM 4.90
Roti Jala directly tranlsated to English means "net bread". The bread is prepared using a special ladle with five hole perforation resulting the bread looks like a fish net. The roti crepe was a little dry. Nothing much special about this dish.

Halia Honey @ RM 4.90
Most of the dirnks are not available during out visit. I tired the Halia Honey, thick ginger juice with honey. It's marvelously hot and wakening. Ahhhhh......... thumbs up!

Although most of the items are not available from the menu, the dinner was more than satifactory. If you are craving for Malay Kelantense cuisine, do consider Belanga @ The Gardens!


LG 230B The Gardens,
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Assam Fish- Brahim's Spicy Tamarind Sauce

Fast & easy way to cook Assam fish without any pounding or grinding in the kitchen.

Brahim's Spicy Tamarind Sauce @ RM 5++
Step 1: Head to the nearest supermarket, buy a packet of Brahim's Spicy Tamarind sauce and any type or your preferred fish. Clean & cut the fish and vegetables( if any).

Step 2: Pour the tamarind sauce into the frying pan and then the vegetables. Stir fry it.

Step 3: Insert the cleaned slices of fish (stingray- my preference). Add in some water, simmer till done.
Step 4: Hard boil 1 or 2 (or as many as you want) salted eggs to go with the Assam Fish. Remember to cook some rice too!

Step 5: Once cooked, place the Assam Fish in a bowl.

Step 6: Tada!!!!!! Start eating, eat as much as you can!

Step 7: Finish eating? Now, wash the dishes

Step 8: Done with the cleaning? Make some drinks then.

Step 9: Time to watch the tv (movie)

Step 10: Time to let the TV watch you. Dozed of Zzzzzzz.........

Okay, that's about it! 10 easy steps for a short evening after work

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Coffee Ritual @ Section 14 Petaling Jaya

It has been quite sometime since I greeted everyone with my "Have A Wonderful Sunday! "post. I have been very busy, busy spending more than 12 hours in the office everyday and expecting this to continue for the next coming few months. Oh dear....... what more can I ask??- A long sleep on Sundays of course!

So, it's Sunday! and I am restless. What more? A cup of coffee please??

Coffee Ritual- The place to kick-start my Sunday!

Coffee Ritual @ Section 14 Petaling Jaya

Otak otak Crepe Set @ RM 12.60 (serve with Segafreddo coffee)

The Otak otak crepe was excellent! Hot, spicy & tasty. Crepe filled with spicy fish paste and hot mozzarella cheese then topped with black pepper cream sauce. Can you imagine the combination of all the infrgedients that I have named? It's marvelous!

For all the breakfast sets, it comes with Segafreddo Coffee. ANd if you would like to opt for other coffees, add-on RM 2.00 and go for it! I did!

I have opted for their Single Origin Gourmet Coffee- Java Arabica Jampit

Single Origin Gourmet Coffee- Java Arabica Jampit
It's brewed in a vacum coffee maker for 50 seconds and the result was indeed good! Clean, crisp, smooth, strong & rich ! According to the owner of Coffee Ritual, Single Origin Gourment Coffee taste better without additives (milk or sugar). I tried my first sip without additives before adding some sugar and it was indeed aromatic.

Black Pepper chicken sandwich (Cabiatta Bread) Set @ RM 14.40 served with a cup of Segafreddo Coffee

Light and fresh, that's how I would describe the black pepper chicken sandwich. It is served with plentiful of green vegetables and it makes me feel so healthy.

Segafreddo Coffee

Coffee Makers for sale- Interested?

I am quite happy with my visit to coffee ritual. Being served by the friendly owners with passion for coffee. Am delighted with their menu too! It's health concious and it covers food for vegetarians as well.

Must Visit!! And it's a must revisit for me........... Have A Beautiful Sunday ya!

Further information, visit:

Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa Kampung Baru

Nasi Lemak, one of the national dish of Malaysia. A dish that is eaten at any time and easily spotted at every street corners to local themed cafes/restaurants.

At all times, my craving for Nasi Lemak ends at
CT Garden . But this time is different, we were at Setapak last week and I saw this quite attracting greeny signboard "Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa Kampung baru (since 1973)", one of the famous Nasi Lemak eating place in town and then we popped in to have our brunch!

Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa Kampung Baru @ Taman Melati Setapak

Clean & organised food preparation counter

Nasi Lemak with Rendang Ayam

Nasi Lemak with telur goreng

The rice cooked with coconut milk and screwpine leaves were great and aromatic! Too bad, I don't really fancy the sweet adn welcoming sambal as it is not spicy at all. And it seems that the only thing that pleased me is the glass of Assam Boi juice that I have ordered....

My glass of Assam Boi Juice

Not that the food is not nice, but expected something much better. Would probably visit their first outlet and Kampung Baru. Any differences? Anyone?

Address & Further information, Visit:

The Golden Triangle Indochine Restaurant @ Solaris Mont Kiara

The Golden Triangle Indochine Restaurant
multiplied their outlet from Autocity & Queensbay Mall, Penang to Solaris Mont Kiara. A perfectly renovated restaurant with comfortable ambience that serves Indo chinese food.

About Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia
Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia is one of the opium producing area. The Golden Triangle is about 350,000 square kilometers covering four countries- Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam & Thailand. Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia is also part of the Indochina/Indochinese Penisular. Indochina comprises the territory of the Cambodia, Loas & Cambodia.

The Golden Triangle Indochine Restaurant @ Solaris Mont Kiara

Tables & seatings well arranged and desgined for privacy at ground floor

A restaurant well renovated and perfectly decorated that provides diners are cozy, relaxing and comfortable ambience. Service was good too! The most important, it is worth a visit for good food! And, the restaurant is currently having the All you can eat promotion @ RM 54++ per person!

All you can eat menu, order any dishes from the menu and they will prepare it for you! It's definitely not those all you can eat dishes already prepared and placed on a long table and customers serve themselves.

Clear Tom Yam Seafood Soup
Super spicy & tasty with generous portion of seafood!

Laotian Namprik Fried Rice
Aromatic fried rice with spicy paste. Sparking in flavor!

Kailan with salted fish

Claypot Tang Hoon Prawns
Tang hoon (glass noodles) - Obviously, I don't this is a clay pot but the dish was great too! Served with generous portion of fresh prawns and delivered with slippery and appetizing glass noodles.

Seafood Otak otak in coconut
Among all the dishes that we have ordered, the seafood otak otak served in coconut is the dish that amused me most as it is much different from our local otak otak (fish cake). Soft and watery sweet otak otak served in coconut. Again, generous portion of seafood. Pleasing in flavor!

Thai cashewnut chicken

Spicy Lima Leave Soft Shell Crab
More like fried sweet soft shell crabs. Tasted so-so for me!

Songkla Lemon Steamed Fish
Another best dish of the night! Spicy and sour enough leaving a lingering aftertaste. Fresh red snapper steammed with chilli padi and lime juice. Wonderful!

The Golden Triangle Indochine Restaurant, a restaurant that serves good tasrng dishes with a comfortable environment to dine in.Make sure you are a big eater! It's definitely worth a visit!

Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Lot J-0G-01 & J-0G-02 SOHO KL, Solaris Mont Kiara,

No 2, Jalan Solaris,50400 Kuala Lumpur
603-6203 0713
Business hours:
11:00am - 11:00pm