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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ZOUK CAFE BAR @ The Gardens

A drinking and dining session with my best pal at Zouk Cafe Bar, The Gardens Mid Valley City.

Yes... it's a new F&B venture by Zouk Club, KL.

Zouk Cafe & Bar checked in and starts operating in The Gardens, Mid Valley City since Jan 2010. A well renovated cafe and bar that somehow manages to combine elegance with cosiness assuring a convivial atmosphere.

ZOUK CAFE & BAR @ The Gardens, Mid Valley City

And we started of with .................................... Happy Hours promo!

Buy 1 free 1 Carlsberg Draught @ RM 15.50
A drink that never fails to satisfy a drinker!
Don't get me wrong too, I am not an alcoholic ya......hahahahaha....

Menu features Western and Asian cuisines but limited choices. Hope they will come up with more varieties of food. And of course, beers got to go along with yakitori!

Yakitori, a traditional Japanese style skewered grilled chicken. It's actually skewers of well marinated bite sized chicken barbequed/grilled till delicately cooked.
Yakitori is normally served by street vendors.

Chicken Yakitori @RM8.90
The skewered morsels of chicken served with Yakitori sauce is satisfying. Chickens are delicately grilled, well marinated and and perfectly balance up with the sauce.

Indonesian Fried Rice @ RM18.90
Spicy fried rice served with Balinese satay, sambal celek, fried egg and prawn crackers. Nothing fascinating, not boring either....spicy fried rice tasted so-s0. Noticed that the Balinese satay as stated in the menu turned out to be chicken yakitori served with satay sauce. The sambal celek was good though...

Grilled chicken @ RM 26.90
Here comes my order!
Grilled chicken thigh , roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed french beans, confit of shiitake (mushrooms) and tomatoes served with choice of mustard cream sauce or five spice tomato chutney. Opted for the latter.

A pleasant surprise! Tasty grilled chicken is gratifying. Even, the roasted garlic mashed potato itself is interesting!

After dining, we continued with more drinks.

Margarita @RM15.90

Mojito @ RM 17.90

A Margarita for her and a Mojito for myself. Cheers....

Tired shopping around? After working hour?-Quench your thirst here if you would like too.

Zouk Cafe Bar is definitely a splendid place to chill out.

I am not paid for this statement ya! Lol!

Zouk Cafe Bar
G 223 Ground Floor
Gardens Mid Valley City
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Gayam Seafood Barbeque & Bar @ Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa, Damai Laut

Besides recreation activities and relaxing at this resort, there is another thing that you might want to try!

Food here surely looks good!

And so.... how to choose between the two? International spread/ Barbeque seafood buffet?

Okay! I prefer.......

The Gayam Seafood Barbeque & Bar @ Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa, Damai Laut
An open restaurant on the seaside with romantic sunset view. The restaurant serves barbeque seafood dishes.

View from The Gayam Seafood Barbeque & Bar, overlooking Straits of Malacca.

Food Display @ The Gayam Seafood Barbeque & Bar
Lamb, beef, squids, crabs, prawns, chicken, sausages and others- pick your choices and hand over. The nice and friendly chef will do the BBQ-ing/grilling for you!

Food Display @ The Gayam Seafood Barbeque & Bar

While waiting..... while dining...... enjoy the sunset view... nothing so special.. sunset view- that's it! Hahahahahaha... as long as the food is good!

Round 1, round 2, round 3 & round 4!
I had four flower crabs ( also known as blue crabs). a dozen or more of prawns, squids and barbeque lambs... and...... and......and..............

Others & Desserts

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Price: RM 65++ per person
Overall Rating: 7.5/10

Entertained by some musics

It would be much better if there are more varieties of food. Nevertheless, it's a very pleasing dining experience. Enjoyed my seafood barbeque dinner here.

Other than the mosquito bites, everything was good. The friendly waiter actually offered us mosquito repellent spray
. Thanks, that helps!

Am pretty satisfied with their food and services.

The Gayam Seafood Barbeque & Bar
Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa, Damai Laut
Open for dinner: 07.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday- Sunday

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Garden Terrace @ Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa, Damai Laut

The 2 days 1 night stay at Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa, Damai Laut includes breakfast at The Garden Terrace Restaurant!

The Garden Terrace, located on the ground floor, next to swimming pool

Business Hour:
07.00 am - 10.30 am- Breakfast
11.00 am - 11.00 pm- All day dining

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Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa @ Damai Laut, Perak, Malaysia

An escape from city to seaside!

Stayed at this resort in March 2010. Here's a brief introduction for everyone.

Damai Laut Swiss Garden Golf Resort and Spa is an exclusive resort with 300 rooms, acres of golf course and a private beach located at (Manjung District) southwestern part of Perak, Malaysia.

Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa @ Damai Laut, Perak, Malaysia

Entrance of the resort

View from left wing

Deluxe Room

Recreation Treat(FOC):
Nature Walk
Board Game & GYM
Volley Ball

The hotel provides Pangkor Island drop off as well. Instead of traveling all the wait to Lumut for a ferry to Pangkor Island you can book a private boat to travel across and if I am not mistaken, they do have snorkeling packages as well.

There is nothing much to do at this resort ... it's a private resort for recreation and relaxation... with breathtaking sunset view!

Location Map ( taken from Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut Website)


Swiss Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut,
Off Pangkor Island, Malaysia
Persiaran Swiss- Garden,
Jalan Damai Laut,
Off Jalan Teluk Senangin,
32200 Lumut,
Perak Darul Ridzuan,

Tel: +605- 684 3333
Fax: +605- 618 3388

For more information, visit:

Other reviews:
by Motormouth from Ipoh

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Few months back, sis and bro in law brought me to YI TANG CAFE & RESTAURANT
, a newly opened steamboat house in Melaka Raya for dinner.

realized that I have not post about it! Here we go........

Sour plum juice
Upon seated, a small cup of sour plum juice is served before the meal. Am wondering if this is Umeboshi juice, juice made Ume plum ( a Japanese plum) . It is claimed that it helps to increase one's appetite.

Nice.... can I have more please??

Settings and then orders....
A set for 2 and another set for 1! Sorry! I can't recall the price but the total meal is about RM 80++

Set for 2

Fresh but small portion of ingredients. I am considering that as small portion... not sure if you have the same thoughts as well.

Set for 2

And then, you get to choose your preferred soup base. A small pot for each of us! We had one herbal soup base, two clear soup base. Both option seems to be satisfying- Light and tasty!

Herbal Soup base & Clear Soup base

Put in all the ingredients while the hot pot is kept simmering. And start eating when it's cook. Don't forget the dipping and chilly sauce!

Nothing fascinating... just another dining experience to share.


Jalan Merdeka,
Taman Melaka Raya,
Melaka, Malaysia, 75000

Monday, May 17, 2010

RIVERINE COFFEEHOUSE @ Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka

Malaysian palate is unique! Malaysia, a country with 13 states and diverse nation has it's own identity for food.

Different cuisine/food epitomized the beauty of each state. As for The Historical State, besides satay celup and chicken rice balls, the Peranakans (Nyonya) cuisine symbolizes Malacca.

And it's definitely a must to savor Nyonya cuisine if you are in Malacca. One can easily find Nyonya cusine at Jonker walk, and if you don't like the crowd.... here is another suggestion for you!

A calming coffeehouse with an antique theme and minimalist interior.

Commando Chips @ RM 8.50
What's commando chips? Chips prepared by the commando of a military- Of course not!
Perhaps the dish is named for it's "Uumph"! Just like a commando!

In fact, it's a great plate of snack! Stir frying french fries with crunchy anchovies, peanuts, onions, lime juice and chilly paste.

The sweet,saltish, spicy and and savory combination definitely teases one's taste bud!

Riverine Nyonya Laksa @ RM 4.50
Noodles with thick and spicy coconut gravy served with eggs, fish cakes and chilli paste.

Mee Goreng @ RM 4.50
The best try of the day! A perfect plate of spicy fried noodles with crunchy bean sprouts!

Bee Hoon Siam @ RM 4.50
Mee Siam or Bee Hoon Siam is NOT one of the Nyonya cuisine- this sweet sourish fried vermicelli dish originated from Siam- Thai. Mee siam has been adopted by most of the races in Malaysia and Singapore, hence there are a few different version of Mee Siam- fried version, indian version, malay style version.

At Riverine Coffeehouse, they served the fried version instead of the traditional mee siam. I Personally prefer the traditional version, fried spicy vermicelli served with sweet and sourish tamarind sauce. I guess Mag ( my sister in law) prefers the traditional version as well.

Mama Mollys Chicken Chop @ RM 15.50
Riverine Coffeehouse serves western food as well. Mama Mollys Chicken Chop- deep fried chicken thigh served with sauce. Suggest to try the local delights instead of chicken chop or western food!

The coffeehouse is located along the Malacca river with a perfect view of Venice of the East! They serves not only authentic Nyonya cuisine but also Hainanese Colonial Food as well as western food. It's Also a good place for a beer or two!

Apologies May, I delayed the post......

For more pictures:!/album.php?aid=176951&id=332519773165&ref=mf

For more info:


No 108, Lorong Hang Jebat (1st Cross street)
Malacca 75200

Tel: +606- 281 2685

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tamby Roti Canai @ Bukit Baru Melaka

So our next session for supper is at Tamby Roti Canai!

Bro was grumbling like an old man when I mentioned that I need a second round for supper. At the same time, sis in law was nodding in agreement with me.

From Batu Berendam to Bukit Baru....

Mag was mentioning roti bulat- sedap! Roti bulat by Tamby is good! So, what is roti bulat?

Tamby Roti Canai @ Bukit Baru Melaka
It was quite crowded when we arrived. Luckily, there is a table untaken!

Top left -Roti Bulat, Below left- Roti Tampal & Below right- Roti Telur

So what's roti bulat? Roti bulat= roti kosong in round shape It takes a longer time to prepare and it's true, it tasted must better! Love the aroma of the butter used and the texture of the bread is soft and yet crispy.

As for Roti Tampal & Roti Telur, bread texture is soft as well. But it's not as aromatic as Roti Bulat. Well, probably it's the amount of butter used and the length of time to flipping the flat bread on the hot griddle?

Hhhmmm.... good good!

Tamby Roti Canai @ Bukit Baru Melaka- taken in the noon, for roti canai ( at night only )

About Roti Canai

Roti Canai is a type of flat bread found in Malaysia and this dish is believed to be originated from Chennai, India(formerly known as Madras). The word "roti" means bread in Hindu and Malay and the word "canai" is believed to derived from the word Chennai but in Malay, "canai" means "to flatten". Hence, the derivation of the name and meaning of the dish, Roti Canai is still ambiguous.

Other post on Roti Canai:


Tamby Roti Canai

Bukit Baru Melaka

Asam Pedas by HJ. Hamzah B. Sujan @ Pasar Borong Melaka

I was back to Malacca last April and went for two supper session ( within 1 hour) with my brother and sis in law.

My first visit to pasar borong was 9 years ago! I was there for Kopi-O with my grandma and uncles. After 9 years
, I revisited Pasar Borong for Asam Pedas!

HJ. Hamzah B. Sujan @ Pasar Borong

Asam Pedas by HJ. Hamzah B. Sujan
Nothing overpowering. Taste wise, just nice..... the sambal belacan was good !

Next supper session- ROTI CANAI!!

HJ. Hamzah B. Sujan

Pasar Borong
, Batu Berendam Melaka

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ko Hyang 故鄉 Korean Country Delights @ The Gardens Mid Valley City

"What's for lunch? What's for dinner?
"I don't know, you decide.... "

"No! I have no idea", you decide..."
and the question goes round and round.....

How about Korean food?

Okay, SET!

At Ko Hyang 故鄉 you can enjoy appetizing Korean cuisine at cheap/reasonable price. Ko Hyang 故鄉 Korean Country Delights serves simple country style home cooked Korean dishes.

Ko Hyang 故鄉 Korean Country Delights @ The Gardens, Mid Valley

Bi Bim Bap @ RM 15.90
Bi Bim Bap literally means mixed rice. It's a popular korean cuisine- a bowl of white rice served with namul (various sauteed vegetables) and gochujang (chilli pepper sauce) and topped chicken/beef and fried egg.

Toss.. toss.. toss... GET SET.... GO!! Yummy.. yummy..

Bi Bim Kuk Su @ RM 12.50
Also known as Bi Bim Guk Su / goldong myeon is a cold sweet and spicy noodle dish. Spice loving people like me loves Bi Bim Kuk Su. Thin wheat flour noodles seasoned with red pepper powder, chilli pepper sauce flavored with vinegar, sugar and sesame oil. Appetizing!

Dak Bokem @ RM 16.90
Dak Bokem,stir fried spicily marinated chicken with vegetables and rice. Love the sweet, hot spicy taste- flavorsome & appealing!

At Ko Hyang, rice served are rice cooked with black glutinous rice- a little sticky but aromatic.

Kim Chi Ji Kye @ RM 14.90
Kim Chi Ji Kye/Kim Chi Ji Gae a Kim Chi stew served with rice. I was expecting richer and thicker broth but result was contrariwise. I guess the Kim Chi used are fermented not long enough, soup is not too spicy and flavorful. Not bad.. not too good either ( comment is based on my own preference)

Sun Du Bu Ji Kye @ RM 14.90
It's my all time favorite!! There is another place that I revisited again and again for their Sun DU Bu Ji Kye- will post about it next time!

Sun Du Bu Ji Kye/ Sun Du Bu Ji Gae, another well known Korean stew is prepared with dubu (tofu), seafood, vegetables and gochujang with other ingredients. A raw egg is added into the bubbling broth that heightens the richness of the stew.

Ko Hyang 故鄉 definitely has a tantalizing story of Korean Country Delights to lust after! By the way, it's HALAL!


Ko Hyang 故鄉 Korean Country Delights
LG-K 05, Lower Ground Floor,
The Gardens, Mid Valley City
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Other outlets: Sunway Pyramid

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

TEPPANYAKI 鉄板焼@ Sungei Wang

About Teppanyaki

Teppanyaki, is a worldwide known Japanese cooking concept. It's a one of a Japanese cuisine, where raw ingredients/ food are fried on an iron griddle. Teppan literally means 鉄板 -iron griddle and yaki indicates grilling.

Well, here is another suggestion for everyone! If you happen to be in Sg Wang plaza, Try Teppanyaki! Teppanyaki used to be a place that we often go for lunch BUT NOT for Teppanyaki.


The explanation - We used to visit Teppanyaki for chicken rice! To the left of the restaurant, there is a corner for chicken rice. It think it's run by the same owner of Teppanyaki- am not so sure though and never intended to ask. Tried Teppanyaki only after we(office) moved out from the Golden Triangle area.

Teppanyaki @ Sungei Wang Plaza

Chicken Teppanyaki @ RM 9.50

Cuttle Fish Yaki @ RM 10.50
Wonder why it's named as cuttle fish yaki??

And, of course, it's better than Mr. Teppanyaki!! Okay, I admit- I dislike Mr Teppanyaki very much, !!

But, if I were to compare Teppanyaki & Mr Teppanyaki- Teppanyaki is much better ( for me)!

Teppanyaki Sdn Bhd
PUB-S1, 2nd Floor,
Sungei Wang Plaza
50250 Kulla Lumpur

Tel: +603- 2148 9840
Fax: +603-2145 9505