Sahara Tent Restaurant, Fortuna Hotel

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Friday 21 May 2010 1:23 am
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interior of Sahara tent, restaurant inside Fortuna hotel

Left: entree menu
Right: soup and salad menu

Left: juices menu
Right: briyani rice menu

Left: Jajik,taste like Greek tzatziki dip, made with yoghurt, cucumber etc, RM8.90

Right: Tomato sauce for beryani

Lamb beriani, RM22.90, expensive but taste quite good
Shrimps Kabsa, RM24.50

Overall, piping hot, delicious, but slightly expensive.

Address: Sahara Tent Restaurant

87, Jalan Berangan,

off Jalan Bukit Bintang,

50200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603-2144 8310

Email: saharatent [at]

Web: Sahara Tent

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Recipe: Chocolate Puddle cookie, accidentally made it into Chocolate meringue

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Wednesday 19 May 2010 9:06 pm
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An attempt to make chocolate puddle cookie from 101 Cookbooks. Actually made it twice. First time, i misread and beat the egg white till stiff peak stage, but actually the recipe specify mixing in the egg white as is.

First Attempt:-

Left: Cocoa powder + sea salt + walnut(toasted, cooled and roughly chopped).

Right: cocoa powder + sea salt + walnut all mixed up.

Left: Egg white beaten till almost stiff peak stage, anyway above is 2 egg white with about 150g of caster sugar. (i halved the recipe, also original recipe specify icing sugar which is not available at home, so caster will do, anyway, caster melted while beating the egg white…)

Right: fold in the egg white with a dash of vanilla

all fold in

oops, the recipe in 101 Cookbooks doesn’t look like this, why are mine so puffed up and big?

Left: second batch of “chocolate meringue”

Right: finished product, after 15 minutes baking time

Left: peel the chocolate meringue off baking sheet, it will be better to peel it off after being cooled for a while, else it easily break into pieces

Right: left on wire rack to be cooled completely.

Second attempt:-
Left: measuring all the ingredients, icing sugar this time on the scale
Right: cocoa powder + walnut + icing + sea salt all mixed up. Then put in 2 egg white into the mixture

Left: look more like what is in 101 Cookbook, don’t overbake these, else it will harden and stick to the baking sheet.
Right: finished product, peel it off the baking paper after cooled for a while, else it will break apart while peeling the baking sheet off.

Chocolate puddle cookie. Actually prefer my variation of beating the egg while to almost stiff peak. Chocolate meringue style is less cloying, more crispy/airy, and guilt-free tasting. Whereas chocolate puddle cookie is more gooey, sticky, looks extremely chocolatey(although i use the same amount of cocoa powder for both attempt) and actually taste sweeter to me, probably due to the more “compact” style, suitable for days when you just want to munch on something sweet, comfort cookie.


Kanching waterfall, near Templers Park/Rawang

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Monday 17 May 2010 10:41 pm
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clean and extremely chill water although it is already noon time

Left: put down our bags after hiking up for 40 minutes to this waterfall. Not many will hike up to this height, we have the whole place to ourselves.

Right: some woods and coal to start the fire

Left: breaking up coal into smaller pieces

Right: BBqing yummy chicken wings and hotdog

perfectly grilled, browned and tasty

Left: grilling baguette smeared with garlic butter

Right: grilling portabella mushroom topped with gouda cheese

ramly beef burger

buttered baguette to go with burger, top burger with gouda cheese

Left: melted cheese on burger with thick slice of toast

Right: satisfaction

foil wrapped potato and sweet potatoes, the potatoes is very yummy, but the sweet potato is dry.

fluffy baked potato topped with cheese in the middle

Left: boiling water for coffee

Right: chilling our drinks in the water

Left: baked apple, yum, best to bake it till really soft

Right: spotted a tadpole

Address: Kanching Forest Reserve (near Templers Park, Rawang) about 15 minutes drive from Selayang


Suchan Deli, Jalan University, Petaling Jaya

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 16 May 2010 8:35 pm
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a corner shop in Jalan Dato Mahmud 11/4 off Jalan University PJ, looks deserted and lack of maintenance

Tiramisu, RM10.90, very nice, similar to Alexis‘ and Austin Chase’s. Their website stated there is 25% off after 6pm for April 2010, but worker there said need to print voucher, but couldn’t find any voucher to be printed online :\

almond Sugee Cake, RM10.90

cakes available

Left: Sue Chan

Right:previously also have a shop in Bangsar Village second floor, but have already closed down for a while now.

Overall, the cake is good, but the environment is very run down and unwelcoming.

Address: Suchan

No. 21, Jalan Dato Mahmud 11/4,

off Jalan University,

46200, Petaling Jaya

Website: Suchandeli


Langat Seafood & Beer Garden (near Cheras Look Out Point)

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Wednesday 12 May 2010 8:40 pm
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near Cheras Look Out Point

vege – paku pakis, RM10

claypot herbal teraphin, RM30

steamed fish, RM40, really big fish, enough to feed 3 person

Address: Langat Seafood and Beer Garden (near Vege Fish Farm Restaurant, Hulu Langat)

Lot 100, Jalan Sungai Sop, Batu 14,

Pekan Hulu Langat,


Business hour: 11:30am – 11:00pm (off alternate tuesday)

Telephone: 019-228 6037 (Chen Heng Keong)/03-9021 7215 or 03-9021 7216

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