Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lean and Lush - Ara Damansara Medical Centre (Sime Darby)

Healthy food for the hungry at Lean and Lush, where we can build our own salad bowls or sandwiches. The ambiance has great wow factor: double volume high ceiling and almost 180° all glass walls ambiance that will sure take away the edge of seeing the doctor.

Somewhat like Subway, I got myself 2 bowls of salad. One basic while the other 'lusher' one with a piece of salmon steak.

The concept is simple. Raise the bowl from scratch from brown rice, quinoa or mixed greens. Then go for the mains from a menu salmon, tuna spread, duck, 3 types of chicken, tempeh and mushroom.

Follow that up with 6 sides from a choice of 23 selections of vegetables, herbs, legumes, mushrooms and fruits. That's not the end, the building is not done, there is the toppings of seeds, nuts, dried fruits, cheese and wasabi and finally the choosing of 2 dressings from peanut, sesame, wasabi, balsamic and yogurt. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Aunty Christina's Sarawak Laksa

My third round of Sarawak Laksa for this week. The broth was saltier than the bowls at Salted Cafe and Aunty Lan. I am happy with the thickness of the broth though I prefer a slightly thicker one. Customary 3 prawns with lots of shredded chicken. This white chicken complemented well with the broth.

I went for Sawarak Laksa mostly because of its broth. The tones were sharper here. Perhaps the lighter soup accentuated the sense of taste and smell. Since I have an eat g partner I ordered an extra bowl of Pepper Pig's Stomach Soup. The taste was light not like those cooked by late grandma that has very spicy peppery taste. The pork stomach was tenderised and easy on the chewing. Overall a good eat.

26, Jalan 21/19, Sea Park

Hours: 8:15am – 2:30pm

Phone: 016315 3213

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Salted - Mutiara Damansara

I have been trying Borneo food and here's my second Sarawak Laksa. Next one will Aunty Christina.

Anyway, compared with Aunty Lan at Shah Alam, this broth was lighter. I think aroma- and flavour-wise Shah Alam was better. But then to each their own preference. The prawns here were fresher. The prawny taste and smell were there. Shah Alam prawns were flatter in taste. Ambiance was better and there are the aircon and cafe environment.

30, 1, Jalan PJU 7/16a, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Hours: 10am – 3:30pm

Phone: 03-7733 4566

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Aunty Lan Sarawak Deli - Shah Alam

This stall has one of the best tasting Sarawak Laksa noodles. Certainly a rival of the more common Peninsula's Prawn Mee, Curry Laksa and Asam Laksa. These have a sharper taste and smell.

Sarawak Laksa has the thick broth without the narrow taste band and pungency of its Peninsula counterparts. Its has a good range of flavour with its spices and its wide aromatic tones a welcome change to the local fares. Good till the last morsel and drop of broth.

Here is another of their stall inside:

Happy Lucky Restaurant
D-G- Block D, 1, Jalan PJU 1A/41B, Pusat Dagangan NZX, Petaling Jaya
HP: 012-389 3822

33, Jalan Apollo U5/192, Bandar Pinggiran Subang, Shah Alam

Hours: 7am - 3pm

HP: 011-3622 8262


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Yung Kee Beef Noodles - Off Jalan Pudu

This bowl packed a huge wallop. Never seen a bowl, and I have eaten alot, where the beef, tripes, tendons and beef balls were more than the noodles. The soup base was dark, murky and so flavourful with a good hint of Chinese herbs.

The tendons were so good and soft. Good till the last morsel. We also had a bowl of striploin. Meat almost melt in the mouth. My eating companions not only finished the Noodles and beef but also bottomed up on the soup. Value for money. Unheard nowadays. Give it try.

9, Jalan Kancil, Off Jalan pudu (11.22 km)
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

HP: 03-9224 7899

Hours 08:00 - 20:00

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Nature's Recipe Cafe & Natures Vegetarian Restaurant - Petaling Jaya

Going vegetarian for dinner. The restaurant is at #9. If full house was an indication of the food then this restaurant take the cake and the icing. I waited for 10mins for my table the be cleared. The staff was busy. The food came quickly after the order was taken.

We ordered our 3 favourite vegetables. All turned out well vegetarian style. The sambal petai was the star, lots of petai and vegetarian sambal. Piquant, spicy and matched with petai, very Malaysianicious.

The butter oyster mushrooms was butter and no doubt sugar caramelised good. Its firm and hard almost candied layer gave the dish flavour as oyster mushroom is plain. Just abit lacking in the buttery smell and taste.

The brinjal with basil leaves and chili padi was well cooked with good light but strong soy sauces. Simple yet solid in tax ture and taste.

Our final was mock roast goose. The taste and smell of vegetarian meat flavour and fragrance were all too familiar. The age old recipe was retain. Layered carefully it gave the crispy feel. The inside was soft and moist soya, I supposed.

Overall, a good meal. Most dishes from RM12-18 for a small size portion.

12, Jln 8/1E, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

HP: 03-7957 6386

Hours 10:30 - 21:30

Monday, October 1, 2018

Fish Head Noodles and Others - Goon Wah, Kuchai Lama

This is a nice place for a bite. Service was fast and they help you to be seated. I arrived expecting big lunch crowd but it was manageable. It has two lots and has an aircon section plus an annexe 2 - 3 shops away. The aircon is a must for those who sweat alot and you are making a go for the fish head noodles.

We ordered 2 noodles dishes both single serve. The highlight was the fish head noodles. I found the taste a bit mild. Don't expect it to be heavily sauced and flavoured. So if you like it subtle and want to control the taste and not be dulled or overwhelmed by heavy flavours, then go for it. The fish head was great and fresh.

The Lou See Fun noodles in claypot was also mild without the generous among of salt or soy sauce. Rather its on the slight sweet side from the dark soy sauce. The intention was to have it caramelised as the pot was still been heated underneath. You will like the fragrance and the aroma. It has great toppings like dried prawns that gave it the savoury slant.

We ordered sides, a braised pig's stomach and intestine. Again its no run of the mill type like those you get in most stalls. It's again milder without the heavy soy sauce and caramelisation. Finally, it was completed with their recommended dish of mutton ribs. Just a small portion. This came with a heavy and strong taste. The gamey smell was there even with the thick sauces. I for one has no problem with the gamey meat, others may not be so.

Goon Wah Restaurant
G13, Jalan 3/115C, Taman Kuchai Jaya, Kuala Lumpur