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Japanese Yakiniku seems to be trendy these days. Hidden right inside this office space in Encorp Strand Garden Office, Niyama Yakiniku at Kota Damansara, PJ. Operating by 2 young passionate owner, is seems to be attracting the right crowd over as their regulars, dining here feels like dining back in colleage days as on that day we were dining here, it is filled with colleague students. 

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japanese yakiniku in pjNiyama Yakiniku (2)Garlic fried rice is one of their signature. Fried to perfection with wok hei and showered with lots of garlic and topped with some fried garlic too. If you like strong flavour then this is one of a bowl that you should not miss.

Then they do have another singature is their fresh oyster with butter. It is to have a quick grill ontop of the pic.  Another of my personal favourite is their freshly made Tamago. Lovely layers with some burnt torch mayonise.
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Other fresh seafood you are looking at is fresh squid, prawns which is quite good. If you grill yourself make sure do not over cook such a nice ingredient.
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Niyama YakinikuIf you are looking for a place to chill and had some decent yakiniku, hop by. 

Location:

Niyama Yakiniku

H-GF-3 Encorp Strand Garden Office,

Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara,

47810 Petaling Jaya, 

Operating Hours: Tues-Sun: 5pm–12am (Closed Monday)

Tel: 012-2560191

One of the latest hidden speakeasy bar in KL is this The First Chapter in TTDI. Be prepare to let the mixologist blew away our mind on their special mix. I find it quite interesting as some of their signature is its an infusion with Indian heritage.

the first chapter speakeasy ttdiUpon your booking, get the pin code from your reservation and at the secret door, just press on the pin code to enter. Upon waking up the stairs, look for a hidden book shelf that is able to pull outwards. That’s the place to go in.
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A place that you can certainly chill with your friends. Cozy and dim.

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speakeasy bar in ttdithe first chapter speakeasy klStarting off with some of their signature cocktails:

THE FIRST CHAPTER SIGNATURE CHRYSANTHEMUM INFUSED GIN @ RM42 : first on the left
This medley of sweet, warm and tangy flavours adds a twist to the classic Gin & Tonic.
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THE SCOTTISH NUT @ RM 35 : orange base
The peatiness from the Johnnie Walker Black Label combined with creaminess from our House Infused Hazelnut Tincture leads to a well balanced, citrusy sweet cocktail.

THE RUSS @ RM 38 : pink base on the far right
Perfect for Gin lovers,this naughty cocktail
is infused with Tuak to give it that added kick!

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BEN’S MARGARITA @ RM 38
Ben’s version of the classic Margarita. With a healthy double shot of Don Julio Tequila, this refreshing cocktail will leave you wanting more. Ask Ben to find out more!

PAYASAM @ RM 30
Our take on the classic Indian dessert we all know and love, this dessert cocktail is perfect for mint lovers with a sweet tooth.

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WAKE ME THE F*CK UP @ RM 35
One for the coffee lovers out there! A cocktail sure to Wake You The F*ck Up! (Pardon the French)

Gula Melaka Chicken Bites is one my recommended bites. Simply juicy and crispy. Gula Melaka sauce its kinda itneresteing that is not overpowering yet do pair well with the cocktail.

3 Beef Sliders is filled with Australian beef brisket, caramelized onions, homemade anchovy oil, Monterey Jack cheese sandwich within two toasted bun. 3 in a serving. Share share is caring as the bites to some of you might not be enough.

there are some other bites too like Deep Fried Mushroom & Onion Ring

Get your reservation to have a table with a special pin code. Have fun.

Location:

The First Chapter TTDI 139a, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur (the row behind CIMB TTDI)

Operating Hours: 5pm – 12pm (temporary) Tel: 011-2319 2556

It had been ages since I last come to this famous Bazar Ramadan TTDI in KL. Since it is MCO and I am craving for some Malay street food during this CMCO period. Decided to swing by to check them out.

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Be prepare to queue for this Bazar Ramadan 2021 about 10-40 minutes as it depends on your luck and timing. I reach at 4.30pm and the queue was not long. I queue about 10 minutes to go in. This pasar Ramadan used to be very big, as was in square format. But currently, because of SOP and restrictions, it is currently operating as 1 mini J shape and 2 entrance to the bazar. SOP here seems that not every one is following whereby should take number. I see some of them come out without number. Then how do they get in then?

  1. Infront of Starbucks TTDI
    1. when i left at 5.pm the queue in front of Starbucks is at the back of the junction.
  2. Infront of Sinaran TTDI

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There are variety of street food here. I did tapau quite alot of food by spending to total RM 80 over here. My summary of 3 best stalls are:

  1. Nasi lemak bungkus uncle : 5 stall from Starbucks entrance
  2. Cempedak Madu
  3. Shahirfan Char Koey Teow Goreng Kerang (tambah pedas) – its actually like  Koey Teow Basah

The rest good luck.

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Location:
Pasar Ramadan TTDI
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 3pm – 7.30pm (or till finish)

One of my favorite private hidden wine bar Private Room at TTDI had now change to Collins Sake and wine bar. A slight chance of concept to iron out their new route towards Japanese. Some good selection of Japanese Gin and Sake you can find in here with many of the Japanese Gin I have not seen before. Of course, you can still pick your selection of wine at the rack.

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Still the same as you need to find this blue door, to head up to their secret hideout.

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Ding dong and there will be some one to lead you in.

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Menu is pretty direct.

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Jeng jeng jeng, here are some of the Japanese Gin that you can pick for your order.

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for a start, we start off with Sake mix.

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If you are hunry, they got local infusion of bar snacks and their pricing is very reasonable. For snacks I would be recommending:

  1. any of their Roast Pork Series as it is pretty good.
  2. Squid
  3. Signature Mezasoba for mains

Penang Lor Bak @ RM 15

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Baby Octopus with Thai chili Sauce @ RM 12

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Collins Beef Burger  @ RM 15

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Chicken Karage @ RM 14

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Garlicky Spicy Siew Yuk @ RM 18

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Grill Saba fish @ RM 20

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Deep Fried Nam Yu Fried Pork Belly @ RM 14

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Japanese Fried Gyoza (6pcs) @ RM 16

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Collins Signature Mezasoba @ RM 25

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Siew Yuk Ramen @ RM 18

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Grilled Lamb Chop @ RM 30

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They classic Japanese Gin is quite awesome. IF you love variety of Japanese Gin in PJ area, they options are pretty alright. For ladies, you would definitely love the Sakurao Japanse Dry Gin or Yuzu Gin. These two are so easy to drink that the effect will knock you off direct. Both have its own fragrant.

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My personal favourite is this among the 3 we have tried. Okinawa Gin is in deed a classic yet unique. A flavour that not many will enjoy as it is quite strong and pungent after taste. A bit woody end. This is like drinking Isle whisky which is on the oaky side.

Slowly I am turning into a fan of Marrybrown. A local brand that had been in our market since 1981. To surprise you, they have 500 restaurants across 16 countries . The group been growing steadily and getting hyped up over their egg-cited Salted egg yolk series. Carefully curated and R&D over the years had make a huge come back with a slight twist on this new Marybrown Salted Egg Meals.

Available in two options. Diners can hit on their Burger or MB Crispy Chicken coated in tantalizing real Salted Egg sauce!

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We were greedy. I hit on for their 3 piece Crispy Chicken Salted Egg and my sister is after their Salted Egg Burger. , For the Salted Egg Ayam meal, it serve along mashed potatoes and vegetable salad. Both orders are serve with generous serving of Marrybrown’s special rich and creamy Salted Egg sauce infused with a dash of spice and aromatic curry leaves for that extra local flavor.

Quite a decent price from RM 15, both combo meals come with a refreshing cup of Heaven and Earth Ice Lemon Tea to quench one’s thirst.

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Combo meals can be chosen with 2 piece chicken combo @ RM 15.90 or 3 piece chicken Salted Egg Ayam combo @ RM 18.80. As I heard quite good feedback about this flavours, and I got greedy by ordering 3 pieces of Crispy Chicken Salted Egg.

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My sister love their Crispy Chicken Salted Egg Burger from RM 15.90. Serve with a piece of juicy chicken and it is indeed quite good! Do not mind to come back for this next round.

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During MCO I did try on Grab Delivery as my food is usually 30-45 minutes later. Upon arrival the chicken is not that crispy. This round I order in their outlet and the chicken turns out much better than what I have experience. Serve with 3 quite big piece chicken, drench with their salted egg sauce.

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The sauce is thick, fragrant, and punch with flavours. Even I finish the third piece, it do not give me the “too much” kind of salted egg yolk feeling. Indeed egg-stra padu. I do not mind to have a mini sauce tub filled with egg yolk at the side, then it would be perfect.

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I certainly do not mind to come back for their this crisply chicken series. Recommended by me

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You can check their FB for more info:

Facebook: MarrybrownMalaysia

The Singleton Social that took place at Lavo, Tropicana is indeed a place to get together with friends. No doubt that when comes to year end, there are alot of celebrations and festives that will be taking place. Agree that, great moments with friends are a cause for celebration, and usually if we get to choose, single malt whisky will be prefered.

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The pairing of Singleton with uniquely curated sharing platters gives consumers the experience of the great taste that Singleton has to offer – a result of the slow batch distillation and fermentation process. The rich and smooth taste of this single malt whisky is best enjoyed at any casual get-together at gastrobars around Klang Valley.

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The Singleton is filled with notes of cherries and apples on the nose; dried summer fruits, rich raisins and apricots flavour on the palate at first, followed by a smooth, rich chocolate finish, Singleton will encapsulate senses with its rich and smooth flavours.

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Consumers are able to indulge in uniquely curated sharing platters and Singleton together with friends at various gastrobars – Powerplant Malaysia, #MiyagiSays and LAVO – to uncover the rich and smooth flavours of this single malt whisky when paired with different types of food. From meats to sides, each outlet has an array of different sharing platters to complement the 200 years of expertise Singleton is made of.

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The Singleton Social Platter Package

 

  1. Powerplant Malaysia
    • One (1) The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 YO bottle @ RM370++
    • One (1) The Singleton of Glen Ord 12YO bottle + one (1) The Singleton Platter @ RM420++ (add on RM50++)
    • One (1) The Singleton Platter @ RM85++
    • The Singleton Platter includes siu yuk, mashed potatoes, cross trax fries, German black pepper sausages, boneless chicken, garlic mash, and assortment of cucumber, carrot, celery sticks and cherry tomatoes, accompanied with gochujang mayonnaise, pineapple sauce, kimchi mayonnaise and mango salsa.
  2. #MiyagiSays
    • Promo 1: One (1) The Singleton of Glen Ord 12YO bottle + six (6) The Singleton Sharing Platter @ RM430++
    • Promo 2: Five (5) The Singleton highballs + two (2) The Singleton Sharing Platter @ RM90++
    • The Singleton Sharing Platter includes Miyagi fried chicken, Miyagi potato chips, tamago fries, buttermilk kai, tandoori chicken, satay ayam.
  3. LAVO
    • One (1) The Singleton of Glen Ord 12YO bottle + one (1) The Singleton Meat Platter @ RM470++
    • The Singleton Meat Platter includes breaded calamari rings, smoked chicken, baked chard potato, grilled lamb shoulder, grilled pineapple, Chilli Beef Con Carne, mint mayonnaise and citrus lemon sauce.
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