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Thanks to my friend Gary for drawing the attention of this Golden Potato at Kuchai Lama to me. We just had finished my favourite mala hotpot place for dinner and we were super full. He and his gf said that you die die must try this. Damm good. Both of them then went off to tapau where the truck is parking right in front of Family Mart Kuchai Lama.

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Came back with 1 pack that it was so good. We walk towards the food truck to make another 2 pack for take away.

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Surprise to see that the Golden Potato truck is park at the central location of Kuchai where it is the most jam of all. Then get to see that their Potato ball is done fresh. Roll on the spot, fried on the spot. This is one of a common street snacks where you get to find in certain morning or night market.

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it is definitely tricky and not easy to do. To get it raise to an airy ball, it needs the right ingredients and lot of energy to squeeze up the balls.

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It is best advise to eat on the spot. as Potato ball is not easy to last long where the air bubble of the ball will slowly go soft and will become a flat kuih after that.

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Here you go on a prefect ball of Golden potato ball. It is not cheap though as a pack of 8 balls for RM 5. Once a while okay la cuz it is so good.Fragrant with slight crust. Then chewy texture after 2 bite that gives you a nice goie bite. A perfect snacks for anytime.

This truck is park right at the heart of Kuchai Lama in front of Family Mart. Just realize that they have a few food truck and the recent hype is at Kota Damansara Right in front of burger King where you will see a bee line of people queing.

*Pork FREE

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good ball ball !!!~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Golden Potato Kuchai Lama
(In front of Tealive Kuchai Lama)

Operating hours: 11am – 11pm

myNEWS.com is one of a convenient store that is spreading massively across Malaysia. I have seen them evolve alot over past few years and with the latest by adding fresh food into their selected bigger outlets. Adding bento box, sandwich, onigiri and a few others as their quick grab and go section that is delivery fresh daily.

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with this, now they are running a promotion on every Tuesday (Bento) and Thursday (Onigiri) for ONLY RM1 . What you need to do is only to download their myNews.com App through Playstore or Appstore.

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In selected outlets, they have also introduce their fresh bakery section known as Maru Bakes. You can grab their produce that is delivery daily to the outlet.

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As I look through the rack, it is quite an extensive bread range and I ask the lady at the counter to introduce me their best seller. Pandan Kaya Bun @ RM 2.90. is their best seller and also the lady’s favourite and decided to grab one. Also she recommended Onion Cheese Bun @ RM 2.90.

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Also another surprise. The bread turns out better than expected.

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As for the spaghetti, you can reheat at the hot food section and recommend timing is at 2minutes. Will come out pippin out and handle with care. Was told even that I do not have to remove the cling wrap. Can put it in all together.

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Was recommended again by the lady that her favourite is Spicy Belado Spaghetti @ RM 10.90. To my suprise this turns out to be quite good. A local twist that is punch with spicy (not too spicy) that is just nice for a lunch meal. Spaghetti is not soft nor too hard even after microwave 2 minutes. Pretty good though and for RM 1 promotion lunch. Can definitely grab a few.

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For onigiri @ RM 4.90 with their Thursday special promo with app is only at RM 1. One of my favourite. Fresh seaweed wrap and cream cheese did not overpower. A perfect simple quick bite for me. I constantly make it take away whenever I take KLIA 2 flights.

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Download their myNews.com app and enjoy their latest news and promotion. Best of all you get to collect massive points now.

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More info can refer to their FB page: www.facebook.com/myNEWSMalaysia/

Just finish our dinner not too long and walked out, saw this new brand The Whale Tea at Sri Petaling and decided to give it a try. One of the new boba tea player in Sri Petaling.

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Outlet looks quite decent. Not too sure where is this brand from.

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By Recommendations, the cashier recommend their avocado as their must order item but we were quite full. So decided to try the classic one.

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Menu looks quite standard but the unique one is their siganture is Avocado

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We just order their signature Flaming Brown Sugar Bubble Whale Tea @ RM 12.90. By the look itself do look quite dull and plain. Guess what? after a few sips, I never finish and got just chuck it it off.

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Among the crazy hype of bubble milk tea in KL, this is standing the last spot in my chart.

As I was trying out Kepong outlet and why there is a huge different till only realise there is a different after my 3rd visit to the outlet and currently I am blogging this.

IS The Black Whale and The Whale Tea the same? They have quite similiar interior design.

**Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 4/10, it is very mehhhhhh~-Stamped-

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

Location:
The Whale Tea
12A, Jalan Radin Bagus 1,
Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-9548 0960

Operating Hours: 12pm – 12am

Last weekend when my parents was in KL, my bro suggested to try out this place Baan Thai 2 Seafood Restaurant at Kuchai Lama as he mention that everytime he drove past, it is packed with people.

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Then we thought that to reach there at 6.15pm for early dinner to avoid massive queue. To my surprise, when we reached, there was already a bee line waiting to hit in and the restaurant is packed. By logic it could not be this good that less than 15 minutes there is this massive queue. Asked the counter guy he mention OPERATING TIME is from 12pm – 5am (NON-STOP). It just wow me for such an operating time.

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This is the scene of 6.15pm. As we left at 7.30pm, the queue is even longer.

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Certainly this place is base on Feng Sui as the fountain is flowing in not out.

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Quite a huge seating space and separated into 4-5 pax seating area in the middle and big round table for bigger guest crowd at the side. Quite cooling for such a place with its automated big fan.

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Food that we order and I never expect the dish to be out at lightning fast speed. Upon we place order and for all the food to serve out is less than 10-15 minutes. For a full house crowd, I am certainly impress on this.

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BBQ Pork Stick @ RM 4 per stick. Turns out to be better than what I expected. Caramelize, soft and juicy.

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Stir Fried Asparagus @ RM 20

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Steamed fish with Spicy Lime @ RM 45. Quite big for it size, sourish enough and the heat of spicy hits you at the end. Just perfect. Fish meat is fresh too.

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I guess many of you will love the tomyum. Not your usual ordinary as I think it is quite near to the Southern Thailand style cooking method like Hatyai. A taste that all of us will enjoy for a typical tomyum. Sourish yet the spiciness is there. The more you drink, the spicier it goes. Loving it! Tomyum Pork @ RM 20

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One of the best Phad Thai that I come across. Very classic street food that fried to perfection. Noodle is springy, slightly sweet in after taste with its fish oil, fragrant wok hei and the egg covers ontop is just nice. @ RM 10

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This is quite unique for all of us. Sour Curry with Shrimp @ RM 30. It is suppose to be curries but turns out more like a soup base. Love the omelette added in it as it does have hint of salted fish and layers of pressed omelettes soack with this sourish base, would be a best combo with their rice.

My parents enjoyed it alot and I must say for the total price is about RM 190 is quite decent and surely will come back again to try others. Indeed will be one of my recommended Thai Food in KL or one of the Best Thai food in KL.

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, good Thai Food~-Stamped-

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Location:
Baan Thai 2 Seafood & Thai Cuisine
Jalan Kuchai Lama, Taman Kuchai Jaya,
58100 Kuala Lumpur,
(next to KFC Kuchai Lama)

Operating hours: 12pm–5am

Tel: 03-7972 9003 / 018-315 3323

Canton Kitchen 老招牌 at Happy Garden is one of a famous dai chow in this neigbhourhood. Pass by a few times and it is constantly quite pack. My bro and his in laws always dine in this place.

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Decor is quite classic too as the whole place is set up like Hong Kong in the 80’s. Big family room is like operating a business shop from the shop visual. A few set up props area for picture purpose too.

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A simple veggie dish that friend quite good. Four Types of Beans @ RM 22 (big)

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Steam egg with century egg. A simple dish that surely satisfy as the core ingredient will be the soy sauce.

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Claypot Pork with Salted Fish @ RM 20. Serve in a pippin claypot with slices of pork belly that is not over cook, yet salted fish does add fragrant into it. slightly Caramelize.

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Curry Fish Head @ RM 28. For Dai Chow, always good to have one curry gravy dishes. Not too coconut milk flavour, yet it does goes well with white rice. Fish head is also fresh.

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Kampung Chicken with Chinese Wine @ RM 23 (small) – A pot that is punch with balance of Chinese wine flavour. A sip that will make your tummy warm as a combination of ginger and Chinese wine. Indeed a great pot.

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Signature taufupork with nice pork. It is like yong taufu, but their soup base stock is indeed the core taste of it. Pack with flavour as the tofupok absorb it.

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Looking for a place of dai chow with deceent price in Kuchai Lama or Happy Garden, this place is indeed worth to explore. A place with air corn and family friendly, as my brother tend to choose place with aircon for his kids. Indoor carpark or outdoor carpark is just right outside the restaurant.

our bill for 6 pax is around RM 170. Not too bad

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-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad la – !!!~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Canton Kitchen @ Happy Garden, KL
LG 1-1 Seri Gembira Avenue,
No.6, Jalan Senang Ria,
Taman Gembira, 57100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm

Tel: 03-7971 9309

How many of you out there are dessert lover? I am definitely one of them. I was introduce to this place by a friend who loves dessert that I should check this place out. Tanuki by Crustz at Taman Bukit Indah is indeed operating in a hidden area.

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as you open the door, you are greeted with this nice garden style walkway that fit with rocks and cement slabs. Certainly impress with their ID for this place as the took out the whole building of 3 levels, break the top 2 floors to allow the natural sunlight showering through all the way to ground floor. The thing that I am impress with is that , they sacrifice seating area to give you this walk in experience.

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therefore the place will be quite limited in seating. You will have to queue for your turn.

If you reach there, and see there is a queue, check with the cashier how does the process goes. When I was there, I was told to order first, then they will allocate me a seat upon the queue. My waiting time was about 15-20 minutes.

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Their showcase of their masterpiece does look good. I wish to order everything but the price is da stumbling block.

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These is what we ordered. A post birthday treat by my friend.

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I quite like the cafe late as it is quite mild to my liking. The big let down was the fizzy drink behind. Did not pen down the name. They have 2 version of this special drink. One is the my friend order and another series is the strawberry series. Was told that this is a fizzy refreshing drink, turns out to be quite flat. Believe its sorbet ice cream and a little creamy to my liking. Just try out their other drink.

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Among the two ice cream cakes, I personally like this more. Almond Pistachio Ice Cream. – almond sponge, crunchy base, meringue, chantilily @ RM 18 . Love the top layer of the crust as it is caramelize, very fragrant and those nuts are fried to perfection. Not too sweet but well balance. Follow by the ice cream where you get a hint of almond first then end with mild pistachio after taste. The base is perfect as it is crispy to my liking. At least 8 elements of flavour in this. Interesting as it is also a alochol ice cream cake. (it has mild alcohol taste in this which I cant taste it out).

Remark, do eat from top to bottom at one go to enjoy the bursting flavorful of it.

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This is their signature ice cream cake. Mango CheesecakeCream cheese Ice Cream, Cream cheese parfait, Passion Mango sorbet, Mango cream and citron Sable breton @ RM 19. This is indeed very technical dish. Forgot to take a picture show you guys by removing one of the white temper chocolate.

A careful process of assembling and the last layer which is like the fragrant of mango is on the jelly mango covering it. a balance of sour, hint of saltiness on cream cheese in the middle.

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Some of you asked me in instagram is it worth to check it out, my answer is yes! The flavour profile of each element that they have combine is quite prominent. A craft by itself to assemble each of these ice cream cake in a low temperature to ensure it does not melt. One of a good Ice Cream Cake dessert in KL.

Will be back again to try other of their flavours. I have also visited their first outlet – Xiao by Crustz in Section 17.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, love the ambiance and a good ice cream cake!!!~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Tanuki by Crustz
26, Jalan Selera 1,
Taman Bukit Indah,
58200 Kuala Lumpur.

Operating Hours:
Open Tuesday-Friday, 1pm-10pm;
Saturday, 12pm-10pm;
Sunday, 12pm-6pm.

Tel: 016-211-0932

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