Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kelantan Delights @ Wisma Consplant, Subang Jaya

I always remember my trip to Kota Bahru back in 2007 with a dear old friend of mine with great fondness.  I miss the wonderful East Coast hospitality from the folks there and of course - the food!  You can check out my older Kota Bahru posts HERE.  Ever since then, I've been on the search for great tasting food from the East Coast right here in the Klang Valley; while it's good, they just can't measure up to the real experience of dining in East Coast itself.  So, when I got an invite from Pure Glutton for dinner at Kelantan Delights, I just had to go.

Kelantan Delights

While of course, eating in Kota Bahru has been more of street/hawker fare, dining at Kelantan Delights was a different experience altogether.  I could see how the fine dining concept would work well for this restaurant; there is only a handful of such fine dining Malay restaurants in Klang Valley.

Kelantan Delights

Monday, November 21, 2011

Must Visit ! Paillard Cafe-Boulangerie, Quebec City

Folks, it's back to Quebec and this time round this post is rather photos intensive as Paillard is a must visit if you're ever walking about Old Town especially.

We decided to grab a bite at Paillard; it's rather well known for its sandwiches.  The moment I stepped into Paillard, I fell in love with the place.

Paillard's entrance
Inviting enough? Paillard's entrance

Dining at long tables & with spacious high ceiling
The place is spacious and the high ceiling makes this place even bigger.  Helps since the place can get quite pack during peak dining hours.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TeaRoom by Bel Jee @ Wisma Volkswagen, Bangsar

Ahhh...now for a entry on a little delightful place.  Located along a rather obscure place for an eatery, one could easily miss TeaRoom.  Do take note, the only car park in the nearby area charges RM6 per entry. One can choose to park illegally across the building but I'm not one to risk my life in trying to sprint across the road should  the authorities show up in an attempt to try and escape from getting a summon.  So, the RM6 car park it is...

TeaRoom by Bel Jee

I've passed by Wisma Volkswagen on numerous occasion as I make my way to Wisma UOA to get my monthly Melaleuca stuff.  Glorious Jade and I finally dropped by and found this place cosy albeit a "little" warm should the sun be out in full force.  We shifted from one "sunny" table to a much "shadier" one when that happened.

Tea time!

We were greeted by Bel Jee herself.  As to why she chose this location, Bel told us that she had wanted a place that would allow her to work close to office hours, which meant that she didn't need to open TeaRoom on weekends (oh, TeaRoom is opened for a few hours on Saturdays).  Setting up TeaRoom in Wisma Volkswagen meant that she could cater to the office crowd and tackle corporate orders along with cake orders from folks on the outside.  She would have the "foot traffic" without having to open in a mall somewhere which would entail longer hours.  Clearly, Bel still values her free time though she's an entrepreneur ... good move indeed.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The "I Can't Believe There's Pork Burger Here" Post - Restoran D.U. Cafe, Kota Damansara



I wasn't even sure whether I was gonna post on this but something this good must be shared...Well, the craze over pork burgers is still going strong and some might even think this pork patty sandwiched between two buns is overrated but whatever it is...looks like the craze is still very much alive. From simple eateries to fancy restaurants, a pork burger is no longer a novelty on the menu but still a highlight nevertheless.  Yes, given the difference in dining experience in different establishments, prices for a pork burger differs - from as high as RM30 (served with fries and salad) and as low as about RM10.90++ (no sides) at one of my fave places for pork burger, Kissaten.  But now...thanks to ML, we have found a new place (new at least to us...).

Now, this was a first for me.  A burger stall located along D.U. Cafe in Kota Damansara ... selling . pork . burgers!!!

Fukuoka Burger Stall, D.U. Cafe

Restoran D.U. Cafe

Well, not just pork burgers as you can read and just look at the prices!!!.  Japanese Curry Pork Burger (RM6.50), Cheese Chicken Burger (RM5.50), Crispy Chicken Burger (RM4.50), Black Pepper Lamb Burger (RM6.50) - OOOoooo, this I gotta try  next time!, Teriyaki Chicken Burger (RM5.50) and Teriyaki Pork Burger (RM5.50).  Yup, we can now treat ourselves to pork burgers at RM5.50 (and best part? No service and/or govt. tax!).

Friday, November 04, 2011

Great Food @ California Pizza Kitchen, Fahrenheit88

It was a surprise to me and many others when California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) relocated to Fahrenheit 88.  The last time I went to CPK for my Red Velvet fix, it was still in Suria KLCC.  Ever since then I never got around to visiting the new location till I was invited to the launch of California Pizza Kitchen's latest menu additions in mid October recently.  They still dish out some innovative items now and then (how I fell in love with their introduction of Pesto Chicken Pizza and Cheeseburger Pizza back then in September 2010).  While the price range of CPK's items are on the higher scale; CPK delivers more with the generous, fresh and high grade ingredients they put into their servings. Do note that a few of CPK's items contain alcohol; it's denoted in their menu with an "*" next to the item name (I've also done the same here) and you can always check with the staff too.

There're two items which I didn't manage to take a photo of and that's the Wild Mushroom Soup (Bowl RM15, Cup RM11 - puree of Portobello, Shiitake and white mushrooms with a touch of cream and garnished with homemade garlic-herb croutons).  It's a heavenly treat for mushroom fans -  but some might not take to it as much as I did as they may find the mushrooms too overwhelming.  I guess if you like it mild you shouldn't order Wild Mushroom Soup, yes???

Then there's the Spicy Chicken Tinga Quesadilla (RM18 - Crispy hearth-baked flour tortilla with grilled lime chicken, Monterrey Jack and Cheddar Cheeses, chipotle sauce, caramelized sweet onions, roasted red and yellow peppers, black beans and fresh cilantro and served with CPK's homemade ranchito sauce).  Eat it while it's warm....yes, the gooey cheeses hangs on to the tortilla, hahaha... a bite of it actually made it look like it was performing a trapeze act minus the performer of course.  It still gave a lovely performance! Loved it!

This time round, there are another 12 new items! Feast your eyes on 10 of them....

White Corn Guacamole & Roasted Tomato Salsa
White Corn Guacamole & Roasted Tomato Salsa with Chips (RM25 - Fresh avocado, sweet white corn, black beans, jicama, green onions, red bell pepper, cilantro, serrano peppers and a homemade roasted tomato salsa served with white corn tortilla chips).  I was torn between the two dips which tasted great and had their own merits.  The creamy crunch of the White Corn Guacamole and the tangy zing of the Roasted Tomato Salsa - both exceptionally tasty!

Roasted Vegetable Salad
Roasted Vegetable Salad (Full RM30, Half RM27 - Roasted artichoke hearts, asparagus, eggplant, red and yellow peppers, tossed in homemade Dijon balsamic vinaigrette.  Topped with fresh avocado.  Add grilled shrimp for RM14 and/or sauteed salmon for RM16)