Hartamas Seafood & Steamboat Restaurant, Hartamas Shopping Centre

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 29 January 2012 10:20 pm
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Bf’s mum bought this Groupon deal for RM98  instead of usual price RM198 (for 4 pax) with half peking duck.

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Crab meat soup

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Salted Egg fish slices

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Vegetables is simple and nice

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Half a peking duck being served

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Duck meat from the peking duck used for noodle dish

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Ala carte order of roast pork is less than fabulous

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Dessert included in the groupon deal

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Overall, this RM98 deal is not half bad :) the restaurant is quite empty but the food are better than expected, it is good to have peking duck wrap in pancake skin and crunchy cucumber once in a while

Address: Hartamas Seafood & Steamboat Restaurant
Lot G11C – G13, Ground Floor, Hartamas Shopping Centre @ Plaza Damas, No. 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: 03-6201 1154


 

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Sunday 15 January 2012 10:23 pm
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Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Chip Recipe, taken from Kait’s Plate.

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cheapest unsalted butter i could find from Carrefour, RM6 for 200g bar. The recipe calls for 230g, so i also reduce the amount of flour etc

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slight bumpy ride in making this choc chip cookie, the butter clump all into the whisk paddle, used scrapper to scrap them all out. Above is caster sugar, brown sugar and unsalted butter

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Vanilla essence and 2 eggs added.

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Flour(added in 3 batches) and choc chip added

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Tablespoonful few inches apart

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Freezed for a while till it is stiff outside. I tried baking a batch without freezing it, but was put into fridge a while, it spread much and cookies touches at the edge.

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Baking

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It helps to have 2 oven.

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Finished product, the hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate is goey even when the cookie is cooled.

Quite nice, a high calorie, high fat treat.


 

Recipe: Chocolate hazelnut biscotti

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Sunday 15 January 2012 10:04 pm
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Chocolate Hazelnut biscotti recipe taken from Smitten Kitchen, biscotti is a twice baked cookie. Above is toasted hazelnut with skin removed, dry ingredients(flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, nescafe powder and salt), 4 eggs and sugar.

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My tiffany blue coloured recipe book stand.

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After mixing eggs, sugar and dry ingredients, press the hazelnut into the very sticky dough. Be prepared to work with well floured hands and work surface

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Bake the biscotti till firm and ready to be cut

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Mixed reviews, some say very nice, but i find it terrible I find it terrible as it is thick and not crunchy. Biscotti should be thin and crunchy. The taste is not bad though.


 

Japanese Ala-Carte Buffet: Mizu TTDI vs Munakata Life Center Jalan Sultan Ismail

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 8 January 2012 7:04 pm
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It is always nice to have ala-carte buffet where food is served to you instead of taking the food yourself.

Mizu TTDI and Munakata Jalan Sultan Ismail are among my top 2 for Japanese ala-carte buffet, Maiu Damansara Perdana (used to be called Umai-ya) also have ala-carte buffet which i don’t really like…

Mizu ala carte buffet only available on Saturday and Sunday lunch from noon to 3pm for RM50++ for Saturday(about RM60 all inclusive) or RM55++ for Sunday.

Whereas Munakata’s only available for dinner Monday to Saturday(closed on Sundays) for RM70++ They currently have buy 2 free 1 promotion until end of February 2012 which average out to RM55 each person all inclusive if 3 person going.

Let’s start off with Mizu’s spread. Above is their order sheet.

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Looks really nice, above is sashimi beautifully spread out on ice, the quality is quite good except not too fond of the tuna sashimi after bf’s sister say they put coloring on tuna to make it looks nicer. The above portions is for 4 of us ;)

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Tamago, scallop lips and small octopus, all quite good

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Tempura prawns with fresh prawns

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Yummy teppanyaki beef cubes, salmon is ok, don’t really like their scallop which has rubbery texture and lacking natural sweetness from seafood

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Yummy sashimi salad

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Delicious mizu maki with eel, tempura prawn and tasty mayo dressing

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Soba

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Grilled shishamo, mackarel and salmon

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Delicious eel handroll

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We wanted the grilled salmon as in the whole head. At first the waitress say it is not included in the buffet, but we ordered it anyway assuming it will be charged ala-carte, and end up they don’t charge us for it. Really tasty fatty meat

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Tempura prawn again

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Seafood fried rice and garlic fried rice, prefer the fragrant garlicky one

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Seafood Kimchi Soup, appetising sourish and slightly spicy

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I think we were eating too much and they were waiting for us to leave when they served us the above 2 huge chicken portion although we ordered only 1 portion of it, and usually their portion is only few small pieces.

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an order of all dessert before deciding what to have more of. The pudding and jelly are not nice, their matcha green tea and black sesame ice cream are awesome

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Last round in Mizu :)

Let’s move on to Munakata japanese ala carte buffet in Life Center, Jalan Sultan Ismail

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Order menu for unlimited ala carte buffet dinner in Munakata

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Their chawanmushi still have the best texture among all i have tried, very smooth, but somehow the taste is slightly lacking this time.

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Sourish seaweed wakame salad

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warm yummy unagi omelette

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salmon sushi

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Salmon sashimi is the only raw fish choice here, the fish is not as fresh looking as previous visit.

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plain looking but yummy seafood salad

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warm tasty unagi pieces

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delicious scallop

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very yummy straw mushroom with buttery aroma.

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I find the cod taste so so

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shishamo

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soft tofu with chinese style starchy sauce which i not fond of, taste like chinese plum sauce

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Seafood tofu is just ok

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Beef with straw mushroom is just ok

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Behind is really meaty and tasty soft shell crab tempura, to the front is tempura moriawase

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plain looking, but this buttery spinach is addictively yummy

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too oily eggplant with mincemeat

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breaded seafood is just ok

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Like the green tea ice cream, but more fond of Mizu’s ;)

Overall, i very much prefer Mizu in a way although it is worth going to Munakata for a try especially when they have buy 2 free 1 deal going on now.

Address: Mizu Japanese Fine Dining (owned by SKYS 21 Sdn Bhd, they also have a branch in Bangsar Village)

C-2-1, TTDI Plaza,

Jalan Wan Kadir 3,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail,

60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603-7728 6498

Post by other blogger(Mizu, TTDI Plaza):

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Catty Cat Collections

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Dish with Vivien previous visit to Mizu on February 2011

Address: Munakata

Mezzanine Floor, Life Centre,

No. 20, Jalan Sultan Ismail,

50250, Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-2166 7441 or 03-2166 7825

Post by other blogger(Munakata):

Dish with Vivien previous visit to Munakata on December 2009

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Food Gardens, food court in The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Monday 2 January 2012 2:44 pm
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Salmon Bento from Japanese stall, below three items(mackarel bento, chicken ramen and salmon rice set) also from the same stall. Their food are mediocre and okay. Above set cost around RM13

There is 10% discount for those working in Gardens North Tower or South Tower, just flash your Garden entrance swipe card to get this discount.

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Mackarel set for around RM13 as well

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One of the cheaper option in this food court/stall in third floor of the gardens mall. They have few ramen options, price below RM10 inclusive tax. Above is some chicken ramen, taste ok, won’t order it again, the ramen has wantan mee texture.

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This taste nice, around RM11, i thought the salmon is grilled but saw them deep frying it -_-”

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Pineapple Rice from Lanna Thai, RM7.50, seems like a popular dish as shown in above pic

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I ordered a pineapple rice set, should have gotten it ala carte instead, the tomyam soup is terrible, the mango salad and watermelon are forgettable. The rice on the other hand is quite nice with hints of turmeric.

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Two of my colleagues who tasted the above said the above braised yee mee has a really weird taste, terrible, salty and sweet at the same time.

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Rice Cake soup from Sam Sam Korean, my favourite stall in this entire food court, they will tend to sprinkle ground peanut on top which i opt out, around RM11

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Chicken bibimbap, around RM12, one of my favourite dish in this food court, plenty of vegetable and a very filling dish

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Address: Food Garden

T-216A, Third Floor,

The Gardens Mall


 


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