31 August 2011

Food Review: Little Taiwan @ Cineleisure e@Curve, Mutiara Damansara

For those who love Taiwan food, I'm sure you have patronized Little Taiwan before. I've been to a few branches and I must say, they have a wide variety of choices and the sets are affordable. Crispy Chicken Chop is a must try since this is what Taiwan is famous for!
Tang Tang Noodle (RM 9.90)

Crispy Chicken Chop Noodle (RM 10.90)

Special Meatball (RM 3.80 but during August, the promo price is only RM 1.90)

Rating:
Ambience: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Price: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Value for Money: 7/10


Address:
Lot No. 1-43, 1-43A, 1-53A, 1-103A(I) & 1-103A(II),
Level 1, e@Curve, No. 24, Jalan PJU7/3,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Other branches in Klang Valley: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, The Sphere Bangsar South, Solaris Dutamas, Tesco Kepong, UOA (Bangsar) and Summit USJ (Subang Jaya).

Tel: 03-7725 1355

Website: http://www.little-taiwan.com

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26 August 2011

Austin Chase @ The Gardens, Mid Valley City

Fancy a cup of coffee after tired shopping at The Gardens? Head on to Austin Chase for a warm and cosy environment to chill!

Coffee by Austin Chase

Cosy~ There are magazines and games to play too

Choose your fav!

Strawberry Mocha Cookie Frappe (RM 15.50)
Sour + bitter = Special!

Espresso Chip Frappe (RM 15.50)

Address:
Lot S-208A,
Second Floor,
The Gardens,
Midvalley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2282 0512

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18 August 2011

Food Review: The Spaghetti Farm @ Mid Valley Megamall

Actually I didn't notice this restaurant until recently hehe... paiseh...
I wondered what shop is it previously.

Their motto is Wholesome Italian Food and they claimed that their food has No Transfat, No MSG, No artifical colouring and NO preservatives! Damn healthy huh! The food was prepared very quick it's like ordering fried chicken from KFC. No kidding! I would label it as the Italian 'fast food'. The Carbonara is a bit too soft but the taste is OK though. The only complain I have would be the tasteless mushroom soup (they added too much water).


The Spaghetti Farm

Interior

Carbonara (RM 11)

Promotion: Add Soup and drink (RM 3.50)


Rating:
Ambience: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Price: 7/10
Service: 7/10 (self service lah)
Value for Money: 7/10


Address:
49 & 50,
LG Floor,
Mid Valley Megamall,
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-22871798

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16 August 2011

Food Review: Kaizer Express @ Oasis Food Court, Mid Valley Megamall

Bought a voucher from Everyday at RM 2.90 per burger. They have choice of fish burger, chicken burger, beef burger and lasagna. All burgers are priced at RM 5.90 each and lasagna is RM 10 each. I recommend fish burger over chicken burger because the fish fillet is a lot bigger than the chicken fillet. Look at my photos and see what I mean :p


Kaizer Xpress

Ta-dah!

Fish Burger (RM 5.90)

Chicken Burger (RM 5.90)


Rating:
Ambience: 6/10
Food: 7/10
Price: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Value for Money: 8/10


Address:
Kaizer Express
No, 521 & 522, Oasis Food Court
Lot S-JA3, 2nd Floor, Centre Court
Mid Valley Megamall,
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 013-365 0925

Opening hours: Daily 10 am - 8 pm

Website: http://www.kaizer.my/

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14 August 2011

Shimino Japanese Crepes @ IPC Shopping Centre

Konnichiwa my fellow friends! This time, I wanna introduce Japanese Crepes to you guys! If you love everything about Japan, you need to try this too! But pls be prepared that the chocolate cake might look smaller than the displayed ones.

Shimino!

Selection H: Chocolate Cake, Banana, Chocolate Topping + Chocolate Ice Cream (RM 6.90 + RM 1 = RM 7.90)

For display only!

Address:
LG (Beside Pos Malaysia),
IPC Shopping Centre,
No.2, Jalan PJU 7/2,
Mutiara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor

Tel: 03-7725 1841

Website: http://shiminocrepes.com.my/ (Not informative at all)

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04 August 2011

Food Review: Shook! @ Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang

The reason we ended up here is because we need to celebrate our 6th anniversary on a tight budget. So we researched for cheap and good deals and stumbled across this promotion! No regrets really! Named The Best Tea Break in Town, I couldn't agree more! They offer a wide variety of food ranging from western to eastern. Fusion restaurants are the best! But of course I wouldn't pick a lot of food with rice and noodle because they are very stomach filling. I wanted to try as many food as possible :p

Food and drinks price starts from RM 3.90.

Enjoy the photos! (Sorry for occasional out of focus, not a pro photographer btw)

Sephora is here in KL!! Oops off topic pulak... Starhill Gallery is just inside :)

Shook!

Starhill Gallery is a posh shopping centre

Different bars for different kind of food but not available for tea time promo

Tea break seating section

If you're here for ala carte, you can sit here and listen to live jazz performance
Hmm... where's my food?

Pasta Prawn e Aglio Olio (RM 4.60)

Inari Tamago Sushi, Sweetened Omelet on Vinegared Rice (RM 3.60)

Snow White Dancing Prawns - Deep-fried Prawns Stir-fried with Hot Mayonnaise Sprinkled with Honey-glazed Walnuts
(RM 16.60) - Super recommended because this is their signature dish. Portion quite small though.

Tori Kaarage, Japanese Style Deep-fried Chicken (RM 3.60)

Fish Tempura with Noodles (RM 3.60)

Mini Tiramisu (RM 6.60) - HEAVENLY!

Cappuccino (RM 3.60)

Long time never saw sugar cubes ;)

Cranberry Mojito - Cranberry, Lime Juice and Mint Syrup (RM 3.60)
Nice! Cooling and refreshing after a hot day!

Tropical Blend - Ice blend combination of Tropical Fruits (RM 3.60)
Surprisingly tasty! Not too sour.

Why this photo is taken? Cos normally I don't like to drink mix fruit juices. But I love this!

The Long Menu hehe... I combined it

Rating:
Ambience: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Price: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Value for Money: 9.5/10


Address:
Shook!
Feast Floor,
Starhill Gallery,
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2719 8535/03-2719 8536

Business hours: Daily: 6am - 1am (Tea time promo is available every Saturday and Sunday from 3pm - 6pm)

Website: http://www.starhillgallery.com/feast-tenant.asp?tID=12

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02 August 2011

Insensitive 8TV Ramadan Advertisement (2011)

If you haven't watch it yet, WATCH!



* Video has been removed due to copyright issues but you can view it from FB here: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=171047492968191

In response to this advertisement, many people have complained in Twitter and FB. TV3 & 8TV Media Prima CEO Ahmad Izham Omar Tweeted: “Chill guys. Don’t overthink the ads. Its written, produced and directed by a multi-racial team. If you overanalyse, anything will be bad”. I guess you just UNDER-ANALYSED Mr. CEO, this is like putting oil on fire! Although this advertisement offended Chinese the most, but it does offend other races too. Let me analyse for you:

Chinese: Why must the bad character be a Chinese? Does this mean that Chinese are rude and impolite (I think she's just trying hard to be friendly)? If it's so hard to fit in a Chinese into your advertisement, then don't. BTW, what's the problem with wearing a sleeveless shirt? Not cleavage pun! Who is supposed to respect who now?

Indian: No Indian spotted. Full stop. Malaysia only got Malay and Chinese? Maybe there's one or two Indians at the background but my blurry eyes really can't spot any. (A friend commented that the host at the middle might be an Indian but I'm not sure. Even so, shouldn't they put at least 1 Indian into the 'bazaar' to show the spirit of 1Malaysia?)

Malay: To portray Malay as being so weak-willed and aroused by just seeing armpits is memalukan. Malays are not so 'katak di bawah tempurung'. They wear sleeveless shirt too!

IMHO, it would be better if they make the advertisement like this:
3 people (Malay, Indian, Chinese) standing and read the following script - Kami dari 8TV ingin mengucapkan Selamat Berbuka Puasa kepada semua Muslimin dan Muslimat. THE END.

Is it so hard to understand the concept of unity? We should respect EACH OTHER. These are sensitive times. Be sensitive and think of other people's feeling before doing something. If there is an advertisement during Chinese New Year that portrays a Malay as a bad character, I don't think it will be allowed to aired, no?

It's so off-topic. Instead of wishing the Malays sincerely, the Non Malays are given a "lesson". I'm sure nobody will behave like a retard in Bazaar Ramadan/Ramadhan and I'm sure we all still remember what we've learnt during our Moral classes e.g. Bertimbang rasa, kasih sayang, hormat menghormati, tolak ansur, etc.

Update (4/8/2011):
GOSH! Even BBC reported this news! Read it here.

Food Review: In House Cafe @ Sri Bahtera (Opposite Midah)

Yay! Finally a new cafe opened near my house =) My expectation are quite high cos I saw that the exterior and interior is quite nice. So I went to try try and below are my findings... Total disappointment!

If you come at night, you can sit on their deco antique car

The Bar

Nice Ambience

Beautiful art on menu

Love their table :p

Ham Sandwich + Omega Half Boiled Egg + Hong Kong Coffee (RM 5.90)

Kaya Butter Toast (RM 3.20)

Their kaya is green color, unlike Old Town that is in brown color

1 of the disasters: why glue 4 pieces of breads together???

Dry Wantan Mee with Curry Chicken (RM 9.90)
This is tasty but a bit too spicy for me.

Singaporean Fried Mee Hoon (RM 8.90)
Not bad too. Has the 'dai chow' taste.

Caramel Coffee (RM 4.90)

Cappuccino (RM 4.90)
Basically, the Cappuccino sucks. It's not real cappuccino. Maybe they can argue that HK styled Cappuccino is different but to me, it tastes like Coffee Bubble Milk Tea. And I just couldn't accept the big taste difference, I almost puke :(

Honey Milk (RM 3.90)

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Service also sucks*. We pressed on the call button for a few times but the staffs just pretended they didn't hear anything and continue to pretend busy. Come on! There's only 2 occupied tables (including mine)! How busy can they be?? Sometimes the dish is already waiting to be served but none of the staff went to serve it to us. I definitely don't understand why still so many people come to yum cha on Friday nights and weekends. The only pro I found is, they are serving dim sums which other cafes and kopitiams did not provide.

There was another time, we were made to wait for almost 20 minutes for our egg toast. We were almost late to work so we asked them. Then only the waiter came and tell us they're out of eggs!!! WTF! Tell earlier ma! Tsk tsk tsk... I don't think I'll be going there again!

* Judgement is based on observation after at least 5 visits.

Rating:
Ambience: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Price: 7/10
Service: 4/10
Value for Money: 5/10


Address:
In House Cafe
No. 183G, Jalan Lancang,
Taman Sri Bahtera,
56100 Cheras,
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-9131 1832

FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-House-cafe/145338412166317

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