Xan Ling Hometown dishes, Segambut

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 22 September 2018 10:26 am
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A Sunday lunch in Segambut

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ginger rice and vege rice

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Homemade Seafood Tofu

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Overall, we find it o-kay, can try… they have many dishes available, as shown in their website below

Website: Xan Ling Segambut Bak Kut Teh Home Town Dishes

Address:
Segambut HQ :
Address : 11A, Lorong Arfah 3, Jalan Segambut, 51200 KL.
Contact : 012-379 1549 (Karen) / 016-210 0826 (Xan Ling)
Business Hours : 8.30am-5.00pm Tuesday Off
GPS Coordinates: GPS : 3.188469, 101.651822

Sri Sinar Branch :
Address : No Gerai No.9c, Jalan 9/38D, Taman Sri Sinar Segambut, 51200 K.L.
Contact : 012-398 5391 (Mr Tan)
Business Hours : 11am – 3pm (早市) / 5pm -11.30pm (夜市)

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Ichiriki Japanese Restaurant, The Gardens Mall, Midvalley Megamall

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 22 September 2018 10:18 am
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One of the cheaper japanese restaurant in Gardens, dined there for few times

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My salmon sashimi set, only RM29

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Address: Ichiriki, The Gardens Mall (near to Robinson department store side)


 

Invited Review: Passione Ristorante Italiano, Sri Petaling

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 26 August 2018 11:21 pm
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Thanks to invite from Adeline & Mei Yien, who manage the marketing for Passione Ristorante Italiano, the one and only Italian restaurant in Sri Petaling, I get to savour a delicious meal in an area which is mostly known for chinese food. This restaurant is under Butbo Group, which has 2 other more widely known sisters bakery/restaurant: Le Pont Boulangerie and Xenri.

This Italian restaurant is situated in corner shoplot just next to The Store, Sri Petaling.

Stepping inside the restaurant, we are greeted by beautiful stairway leading to the upper floor dining area.

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On the right end, there is their wood fired oven, imported all the way from Italy.

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Going up to the upper floor dining area. To the right is a private dining area which has 2 long dining tables, available for private party’s booking.

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Closer look of the private dining area, for big group of party.

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On the group floor, there is a cold cut fridge, ie bresaola, porcetta, parma ham, speck, salami etc.

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Open kitchen on the upper floor.

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Antipasti menu

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mains and pizza menu

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salad, soup and pasta menu

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dessert menu

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non-alcohol drinks menu. They do serve many types of alcohol like Prosecco (an Italian white wine), cocktails, red wine. Their bar is one of the most dazzling i have seen. (Picture of the bar is available in their website)

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Ambassasor Set meal

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Chef Specials.

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Ice lemon tea

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We are first served with crusty bread with 2 dippings: left is olive paste, the right is balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Nice warm crusty bread, wish there is more of it 🙂

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Next is parmigiana di Melanzane (RM 25). Layers of sliced eggplant cooked in a small pot till golden brown, topped with tomato sauce, mozarella, basil and grana padano cheese. Yummy! The mozarella cheese taste meaty (as they put lots of it), and pair well with the eggplant.

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Next is a dish which looks and taste like beef, but it is not. Stracetti Di Pluma Iberco Al Balsamico (RM 79), Iberico pork sous vide-d and grilled, the meat is very tender. Yummy, and pair well with the slightly bitter arugula leave.

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House made pasta with fresh mussels, shrimp, baby cuttlefish and squid served with chili & garlic oil (RM 35) The pasta texture is good, and they are some cute small yummy squid in it.

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Stinco Di Maiale Arrosto (RM68), pork knuckle which has been seared, baked for 3 hours, vacuum sealed, and sous vide, very tender as well. It doesn’t looks big in above picture, but the portion is huge, 4 of us did not managed to finish it.

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Chef Stefano preparing pizza for us.

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Wood fire oven, it takes only about 4 minutes for the pizza to be cooked, as the wood fire oven can be heated to about 400 Celcius.

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Chef Stefano putting the finishing touch to the pizza.

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Margharita pizza (RM26) yum yum yum, the pizza is baked thin crust, pair with the saltiness from generous mozarella. This is the most basic pizza, but it is simple done right, yum! A good meatless option as well for those who prefer non-meat option.

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Lastly, sweet ending, Tiramisu (RM24), the alcohol is light, to cater for children as well. Wish there is more of this, yum!

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Before we left, we are allowed into their kitchen to see how Chitarra Spaghetti (originates from Abruzzo in Italy) are prepared. A sheet of pasta is placed on top of the wooden pasta maker with thin strands of metal strand on top, then the sheet of pasta is pressed with the rolling pin from the top, and out comes strands of pasta at the bottom.

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Overall, the meal is yummy, and we throughly enjoy the food and the impecabble service and warm hospitality of chef Stefano. Go try!

Address: Passione Ristorante Italiano (corner shop next to The Store Sri Petaling)
19, Jalan Radin Bagus 9, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Website: Passione Ristorante

Business Hour: 11am – 2:30pm; 6pm – 11pm (closed on Tuesdays)

Phone:03-9055 3833

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The Haven Resort, Perak

Posted by vivien | Others | Tuesday 14 August 2018 10:33 pm
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Trip to Ipoh in June 2017. Foh San for dimsum

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Our room, view to bathroom

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living room

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2nd room

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3rd room

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living room, viewing to our master bed room

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chicken feet, my fav

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the obligatory chicken rice in Ipoh

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Tong Sui Gai is not as good as i remembered

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Visit to Michaelangelo Pizzeria

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Half and half is the way to go here, yummy pizza

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Indian area in Ipoh which has a few shops selling tidbits

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Back to KL, we stop at Restoran Soon Hock near Sungai Buloh for meal

170, Jalan D/A 6, Kampung Desa Aman, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor

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Food are resonably priced and big portion


 

Osaka, Japan (Nov 13-18, 2017)

Posted by vivien | Others | Saturday 14 July 2018 10:33 pm
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Honeymoon trip to Osaka last year~ First off, we went to redeem our free meal from Green Market restaurant in KLIA2, yum yum, so filling, above is my vege bibimbap.

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Our side dishes, gyoza and agedashi tofu

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and His ebi-don.

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We took air asia to Osaka, we bought the ticket quite late, around 1.5 months before departure, and i think it cost us about RM2500 for 2 pax. Once arrive, we took the express train from airport to namba. The weather is really cold in mid November, walking around the street is a struggle, as my lower leg feels dry and i have to tuck my hand into jacket. At night, instead of walking to our destination directly, we have to find “refuge” in having stop(s) along the way, walking into stores to “warm” ourselves before continue the walk to our destination. Really recommend to wear long john/warm long socks underneath pants.

Rate on that time (Nov 2017) is about 100 yen = RM 3.71

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Our hotel’s bathroom, we stayed in Holiday Inn Osaka <3

Address5-15 Souemoncho, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0084, Japan

It is walking distance away from Don Quijote/famous “the running man” billboard

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Bathtub

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Our room, spacious enough

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My first meal, there is a connecting 7-Eleven! Bought my egg sandwich, yum!

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Walking distance away from Ichiran ramen, among the few ramen we had (this and Ippudo), i find this is more tasty, although Ippudo is more spacious and have complementary side dishes

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yum, the stock and noodle, all really delicious

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Ichiran order sheet

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Walked a bit in 24-hours Don Quijote before calling it a day

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Back to my favourite tuna sashimi shop in Kuromon morning market. so good, cold sashimi dipped in wasabi+soy, mmmm~ Some cuts are slightly better, i gotten the 210 yen ones (RM 7.80), and there are very chewy and not that enjoyable, but next day gotten a slightly more expensive one, and it is much better.

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mmm~

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ok la, warm food on cold day, other that that, nothing much here

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Piping hot takayaki from Wanaka, nice

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lots of store selling dried scallop from hokaido, above is one of the cheaper one (1800 yen for 80g) ~ RM67

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Scallop in a sit-in restaurant in Kuromon, this is so so, small-ish and salty. We had a much better one another day at a road side stall in Kuromon market, which has a long queue, and you eat standing.

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wagyu and Kobe

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This is quite good price as well, 250g for 5750 yen ~ RM 213. About same price per gram, as the smallish package i see earlier.

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Ippudo in Namba

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Quite nice, with complimentary drink which is nice to pair with ramen soup which is normally very salty

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Our bill 1830 yen (~RM68) for 2 pax, we ordered 2 ramen, with add on 1 fried rice. I think it is slight cheaper than in Malaysia…

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Kaiyukan aquarium

Mon-Sun, 10AM-8PM
¥2,300 for adults aged 16 and over
Take the Chuo line towards Cosmosquare and get off at Osakako station. It’s a five-minute walk to the aquarium from here

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They look evil

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shark trapped in small aquarium 😛

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New discovery: 551 Horai, very yummy very paired with their spicy yellow mustard.

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Pablo, we packed 1 back to hotel, disappointing to me, i find it taste more of heavy/whipped cream than cheese. 850 yen (RM31.50) for original.

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Mizuno (1 Chome-4-15 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu), one of the few Okonomiyaki (i think 3) we had. Yummy! Long line, make sure to come early, about half an hour before their opening time, else you have to wait for others to finish dining.

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Scallop and pork

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This is quite good as well, chilled tofu salad with sesame dressing

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We walked a lot, in the cold, and till our back ache, so this is one of the break we had, eating ice cream in Doutor. Miss this, delicious dessert. I think Malaysia don’t have this kind of shop, serve match drink, and nice ice cream.

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Doutor coffee shop

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Pablo

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Luke Lobster!!! really good, and not that expensive, considering there is loads of lobster meat on it.

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We had Lobster rool (US) 1580 yen ~ RM59

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So good, and the bun wiped with salted butter is reallly goood as well

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And this is really gooood, cake roll in Salon de Mon Cher (1 Chome-13-21 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0086, Japan). We bought 1 cut cake roll, it is not cheap, but it is yummmmm~

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Hubby’s beef bowl

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My kimchi rice, in a random shop

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Then I had 3 plates of sushi in 元祿壽 in Shinsaibashi i think. This restaurant has lots of variety and cheaper than our sushi chain.

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and this!!! this kind of green grapes, not sure what it is called, we got the above fruit basket from a supermarket, as it went on sale 200 yen (RM 74), the kiwi/persimon are bigger than the usual, but the star is definitely the grape. It does not taste like grape, it is much better, unexpected taste and very very nice. We see this is BIG supermarket, and it cost much more expensive here

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Melon, taste normal, and expensive, not worth it

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back to my favourite tuna sashimi shop in kuromon market

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much better this time, as i got a slightly more expensive one than i had in previous day. I think this is the 800 / 900 yen ones

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unagi egg

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This is highlight of our trip as well. We got the 1500 yen/100g type, mid range in terms on price

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The left side is ours, 3353 yen (~RM124)

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So juicy, tender and nice!!!

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This is the scallop shop i was talking about, much better than the previous day one

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We tried japanese curry rice from a shop in kuromon, not bad.

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over-rate white strawberry juice. not worth it

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ice cream in random shop

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One of those time, when we are very cold walking in the street at night, and just find a random shop to eat and rest our feet. This is quite a posh looking restaurant. We had chicken waffles

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I had pasta, not bad.

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another visit to the sushi chain, nice warm chawan mushi, which i think i had more than 1, real crab leg inside, not crab stick 😛

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cheese tart in a random shop

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with chestnut, so so

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Rest our feet kind of visit to restaurant not in itinerary 😛 It is nice… Fugetsu, a famous restaurant chain.

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We had okonomiyaki!

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nice!

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a side order of potato with asparagus, quite nice.

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551 Horai’s siew mai, best eaten with their spicy yellow mustard

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Gyoza

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We had high hope for this grape, hoping it will be as good as the green type we had, this is such disappointment, it was just usual grape, and with seeds!

That concludes our food-filled trip to Osaka.

Food we didn’t manage to try:

1. Crepes from Cocorico Umeda, hankyu umeda (outside ticket station)

2. Umeda Sky building

3. Basement foodcourt – Kiji for Okonomayaki
Recommendation from online: show up early!! they open at 11:30 and we arrived around 11:15 and there was already a line. in Umeda Station, look for number 11 on the map. Its a small place somewhere on a corner on B1

4. Muteppou ramen, near Subway: Daikokucho, 1 subway stop from our hotel-Namba station (main branch in Osaka, having branch as far as Australia) Address: 1-5-21 Ebisuhonmachi, OsakaNaniwa-ku, Hour: 11:00-15:00 & 18:00-23:00


 

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