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Healthy eating? What comes into your mind? Modern will say poke bowl. Older generation will say vegetarian. Well, both is also healthy for me. Another will be this Purple Cane Tea Cuisine in the Gardens, Mid Valley, which is one of my favourite restaurants. a restaurant cooking is infused with Tea. Not only that, trying to cater to a bigger market, it is Pork Free restaurant that they do not sell pork and beef.

With the festive season of Mid Autumn is just around the corner, celebrating this The Big, Bright and Beautiful Moon 《圓月溜溜》 Delivering a Plate Filled with the Gift of Fullness and Serenity.

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one of their moving item is also their HALAL mooncake which is love by many races. Prominents tea flavour which is not sweet yet flavourful.

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When you order a pot of tea, 2 pot will be served. This is how the way they filter their tea. First pour of tea water into the pot. Then let it sit for a while before pouring out. According to them, this is the best way to get the aroma out from the tea.

Exactly like how I was thought when I visited China.

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One of my all time favourite is their Double Boil Soup. Yup! Double boil soup serve in a tea pot. It is punch with flavour, easy to drink as I like it. I do not mind to have 3 tea pot of double boil soup. Recommended!

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What is in the teapot? as below. The amount of ingredient in it for such a small pot!

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I define this, a place where offer a kind of Taiwanese classic ambience with tea infusion food. Their mid autumn festival menu starts from RM 88 that can easily feed 4 pax. But there were 6 of us and I think it is just nice. 1 guy 5 girls.

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Simmered Chicken with Yam in Jasmine Tea Sauce.

the chicken is soft and the winning part is the creamy sauce. Fragrant and just syrup ontop of your rice is a perfect combination. 
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One of the signature for the restaurant is this Black Tea Curry Lions Mane Mushrooms. The curry is not too thick, yet you would easily need to bowl of rice for this. So easy to eat, super mild spicy with mild creamy. Instead of santan the replace it with Almond milk.

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Sweet and sour Sliced Grouper with Lychee Black Tea. Fried to perfection as it is crispy and a layer of fragrant which is just right.

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tea inspired dish

Stir Fried Mushroom

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One of their super in demand pudding. Grapefruit Rose Tea Pudding. Not your usual as it add ons with fresh handpeel pamelo from Ipoh into this. A bite with give you burstful of flavour.

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healthy option? defiantely one of my option to dine in. Their herbal egg is da bomb too!

Location:
紫藤茶原 Purple Cane Tea Restaurant
LG, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

Tel: 03-2283 6090

The Hub in SS2 seems to be the new flock of F&B joint with tons of cafe are now fully operating in this new area that creating a long beelines among your favourite cafe. I have read quite a few reviews on Flakes in The Hub SS2 and decided to give it a try.

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This is one of a cafe in PJ that famous for is their croissant. Their sweet series seems to be quite tempting.

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Under this new norm, it took us 30 minutes to get a spot here over the weekend.

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It is full house, and it is quite noisy where the ceiling is low and no carpet in between. So be prepare to talk louder than another table. weekdays will be peaceful here.

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Try one of their sweet series – Pistachio. RM 9 if not mistaken

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It seems that their signature is avocado and egg mash. Nothing to shout about, where you can just grab a croissant of the shelf and make it at home. RM 23 if not mistaken

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For their pulled beef series and caramelize, onion is also the same. (RM 18 if not mistaken)

Both 3 of the croissant is not flaky as many written out there and also quite disappointing. It is bad to read reviews that create high expectation and come out with disappointment.

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Overall that I find the croissant series is so so only over the hype that had been created. Not flaky, fragrant and seems like bake twice. It could be not my choice of croissant and of course to many of you out there. this place is out for me. Certainly there are better cafe in PJ.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10, okok la, very so so only !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
B-G-06, The Hub SS2,
19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan,
Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor

Tel: 012-558 8490

Operating Hours:
Mon – Fri : 10am – 6pm
Sat – Sun : 11am – 6pm

Since I have encounter with our very own local homegrown brand Marrybrown, I personally find that they have gotten so much better with their seasonal menu. With the last launch of Marrybrown Salted Egg Yolk which is so good and now, with their latest seasonal Marrybrown SOS BBQ Series.

This SOS with a mission to satisfy the taste buds of millions of Malaysians with their delicious Sensasi Ohsem Smokey (S.O.S) BBQ Meals from 21 August till 5 October 2020!

These come in three different combo selections. You may opt with:

  1. S.O.S BBQ Burger combo meal
  2. S.O.S BBQ Drumette combo meal
  3. S.O.S BBQ Box combo meal (S.O.S BBQ Burger, S.O.S BBQ Drumette with the well-loved MB Crispy Chicken, and Potato Wedges.)

Combo’s come with Potato Wedges, crispy Onion Rings and a glass of soft drink.

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After tried the 3 combinations, I got a bit greedy and my personal recommendation is the S.O.S BBQ Box combo meal (S.O.S BBQ Burger, S.O.S BBQ Drumette with the well-loved MB Crispy Chicken, and Potato Wedges.). The box have all the meat that I want. Just a perfect combo box!

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If you think that you would just want to try this BBQ SOS series out, then my recommendation will be S.O.S BBQ Drumette combo meal. You will be surprised with the flavour as I do. Never thought that I would get hook to the flavour. Love the mild smoky bbq aroma taste which is not too overpowering. Drumlets are fried to perfection, with sos sauce well coated onto the chicken. Do not need any sauce as 1 drumette per bite is satisfying!

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Last is the S.O.S BBQ Burger combo meal. Charcoal bun with juicy fried chicken patty and topped with the sos sauce.

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Indeed one of the series that caught off my attention for its taste. Loving it. You guys should give it a try too. I enjoy my meal at Marrybrown Citta Mall.

Click here for your nearest location of Marrybrown.

Can find out more at : Facebook: MarrybrownMalaysia

It is not easy to find nice Nyonya Kuih maker in KL. I was introduce to this home made nyonya kuih by @Kuih.Co that had only recently starting off their business during this CMCO period. They made their kuih in the morning and quality of freshness is there. I order 2 batch of kuih, one for my bro in law family and one for my parents. The gift pack turns out to be pretty good! They are made fresh in the morning.

you can watsapp them to place order and get menu from them too. +60 17-685 7898

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*Baba Platter:*
comes in 30pcs (you can pick the selection yourself base in watsapp)  – RM 62 included rattan basket and ribbon

*Nyonya Gift box*
4 type of kuihs – RM 23

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nicely pack with cling wrap.

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Upon opening up the cling wrap, immediately it is burst with the fragrance of kuih.

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Kuih dadar is good. The brown sugar coconut is not too sweet yet fragrant to my liking. Skin not too thick as how I like it.

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Kuih Talam is equally good too.

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Ohhh i must say, I am a big fan of onde onde and this is reallllllly goood! A bit that will burst into your mouth with its gula melaka. do not even think of cutting into half, it had to be one ball 1 mouth! If they can reduce slightly on the sweetness then perfecto!

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Kuih lapis is like the wobbly “boink boink” version.

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Kuih Kochi is spot on. Love the stickiness of it yet the pandan fragrant of the kuih is quite prominent.

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One of my favourite classic , Rempah udang : not many can it right. this is just nice.

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my dad’s favourite. Ang Ku kuih. Whenever he buy nyonya kuih, this is a must have. Just slightly thicker to my liking.

Overall, it is a great platter to have and with such nice display and quality of kuih at this price, I am appreciating this. One of a nyonya kuih delivery to your door step in KL or PJ.

This place had always been one of my recommended place for fine dining. One of the reason is that they are affordable and not only that, it is helm by a local chef. Chef Gary had been running Champignons at Oasis Square, Ara Damansara for abaout 5 years. His menu change accordingly to season and also base on the ingredients that he can get. Recently, he had created Summer Truffle Menu as one of the main element of this highlight menu.

since the ingredient is in season, the menu is only available from only 25th July till 31st August. This menu I find it quite unique, as not the usual Chef Gary style which is more on French dining. I find his truffle menu is quite technical and adventurous. Unique combination of French and Japanese style.

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Pricing is affordable as for :

  1. 3 course meal @ RM 138 per pax
  2. 4 course meal @ RM 168 per pax
  3. 5 course meal @ RM 208 per pax

Quite an interesting menu as there are more like fusion menu over French dining menu.

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Starting our meal with white wine.

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Starting off, you will be serve with chef home made bread. Soft, warm and fluffy. Just do not know why at that moment, I felt that a drench of olive oil will make the bread better.

Starter:

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There are a few starter to choose from – Amuse Bouche – Beef Tartar and Black Truffle. bread is nicely toasted, topped beef tartar and the taste of black truffle just blends well with the tartar.

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Among the starter this Truffle Cauliflower Soup – poached Japanese Oyster, Ikura and Sun flower seed. Just simple, delightful and filled with explosion of flavor. One of my personal favorite for the Starter. Light and foamy cauliflower soup covered with the fresh oyster, sunflower and Fish roe. gives you a nice bursting of bitter sour that goes well with the ingredient and freshness of poached oyster still prominent. to me, it is like multi layers of flavors..

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This is pretty interesting where layers of flavors are being developed – Seared Foie Gras with Caramelized Fig – Black Truffle, fig jam, red wine jelly, brioche and red wine jus (add RM 15). Overall I find this is more on the sweeter side, with creamy foie gras, goes well with nicely torch burn fig and hint of truffle is not overpowering. A sip of white wine, just pushes the taste more fragrant.

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Carbonara with Egg Yolk Confit – Black Truffle, streaky bacon, Parmesan cheese Foam. This is also another interesting starter. Unique of its kind where when you read the menu, you really expect Classic carbonara with egg but turns out to be a unique deconstructed version. Indeed it is a clever dish that play tricks with your mind. The jelly look alike texture that resembles fettuccine, and cream sauce. Right in the middle is the egg yolk and smoked bacon that just enhance on the taste.

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this is their signature dish in their restaurant. I find it is like a French style Beef Wellington. It is actually Baked Duck Pie with Foie Gras. The smell of the oven baked pastries just trail in the air, with a perfect cook meat in the middle that is soft, pink and juicy. A bite with the meat and pastry is indeed quite pefect.

  • One of a must order dish – recommended!

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Main course

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Australian Beef Tenderloin – short rib tortellini, butter potato puree, broccoli and jus (add RM 35)

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Truffle Chicken Breast – Butter Potato puree, garden peas, white wine sauce and herb foam. Some they like this creamy dish too, cuz a bed of potato puree just captures their heart.

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Wild Mushroom Risotto with Shredded Duck -Parmesan Cheese, tempura Oyster mushroom and jus. Among the 3 mains, I like this more. It is simple, fragrant and punch with flavors. The risotto cook to perfection whereby it is still like half cook and the soup stock cook along with its slices of truffle and mushroom, the flavours just combines well.

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Dessert:

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Both dessert are unique in their own taste..  Pandan Creme Brulee – Gula Melaka Ice Cream Both dessert. the base of Pandan is just amazing. It is taste exactly like eating pandan cake but in creamy version. The torch burnt sugar gives it a hint of bitter sweet that it needed and the gula melaka ice cream that gives you the surprise as it is infuse with hint of truffle. Weird combination but I find it pretty good.

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Strawberry Tart with Truffle Gelato: – Strawberry Sauce and Vanilla pastry ice cream. If you love strong truffle flavour, then this is the dish to hit on. the Truffle gelato is just too good. I can have this whole scoop of savory ice cream myself.

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If you think you are not full from the mains, then you can try out their interesting selection of pastries. I have tried it in their other outlet, and I am totally impress by the technical skills and layer of flavours. [click here]

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For reservations and futher assitance please do not hesitate to contact 0378322629 or https://bit.ly/2VPTdvQ

Well, if I were to choose, my recommendation would be:

  1. Truffle Cauliflower Soup – option 2: foie Gras
  2. Wild Mushroom Risotto with Shredded Duck – option 2: steak
  3. Pandan Creme Brulee – option 2:Strawberry Tart with Truffle Gelato

These flavours combination gives me a pretty balance of food taste journey. Of course, I shall leave it to you on what you like for your own 3 course dinner.

Location:
Champignons at Oasis Square
B-G-02, Oasis Square,
Ara Damansara, 47301
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: 03-7832 2629

Operating hours: 11am – 3pm/ 6pm – 10pm

In Chinatown or known as Petaling Street in KL, is a place that used to be famous for a lot of nice eatery. However, most of them had turn into commercialize and taste had change over the years including China Town Seng Kee. Used to be one of a famous dinner place in Petaling Street or hotspot for after clubbing.

Seng Kee had been operating in this area for easily around 20-25 years.

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after drinking at a hidden bar nearby, we decided to drop by this place to check em out again on the food as they are famous for a few dishes.

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The original founder of the place is left with this ah ma, where she sits in the shop most of the time. She build this place together with her husband. I forgot who was the chef, is either relative or son.

Claypot Lou Shu Fan

Claypot lou shu fan is one of their signature. flood with sea of mince pork and of course must topped with an egg. (this is upon request where many of their customers prefer not to have an egg) whyyyy????

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Another great dish that you should not miss is this Stir Fried Intestine which is one of their signature dish.. Fried with wok hei and it is punch with flavor on every bite. Chewy yet a bit of heat at the end as it is stir fried with chili padi.

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Seng Kee famous pork noodle

This is one of their famous dish. The Siew Yoke Mee (Roasted Pork Noodles). It is like a must order dish. The noodle is alright and Siew Yoke is not too bad. I still remember that the noodle sauce used to be darker and their siew yuk is more caramelize which is on the stickier side.

Seng Kee Hokkien Mee

The Kl version of Hokkien noodle is not too bad. Thick noodle which is not overcook and, cook to abit thick in sauce. As above, its quite like their must order item when you come to this stall.

Indeed the quality of cooking and food had dropped. But still decent enough to pay a visit whenever you feel like it. It is still here than better its close down. Support some local businesses to make them sustain is perfect.

If you are a traveler, I think it is worth to pay a visit here if you want some local stir fried street food in KL. Just my own opinion.

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, okok la, still not too bad !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Seng Kee Chinatown
52, Jalan Sultan,
City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 12pm – 4am

Tel: 012-335 4192

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