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I have always been a fan of Vietnamese food, as I had alot nice one when I was at oversea. Well, still nothing to be compared. When this shop open few years back, I have heard much good feedback from my ex colleague when they went to dine there with clients. One of the set back was, its a bit pricey to dine there then timing was right a while ago as they were doing promo and decided to stop by with a group of friends.

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Sao Nam is easily located at LG of Empire Shopping Mall.

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For a Vietnamese Food, they really offer quite a unique range of food compare to any other restaurant that I have been too.

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Of course when you are in this shop, Prawn Spring Roll (6pcs) @ RM 18 its pretty classic item to order or one of the dish that represent Vietnamese food. Roll up pretty well with the sauce to dip along and prawn is fresh~

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I am not sure I put this name on the correct picture or not as Banana Flower & Chicken @ RM 20 its one of a good appetizer to start off with. It was gone within seconds as it has a bit of sourish, and sweet end. Just perfect.

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I read many review, this is one of a dish that highly recommended by many people and same goes to me. Mangosteen & Prawn Salad @ RM 32 is a very unique salad that I have come across, they used Mangosteen to pair it as we thought it was weird at first then, the flavour is sour with their special sauce make it very good to go along with the prawn.

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Vietnamese Pancake @ RM 26

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When this is serve, it looks and smells good but taste differently. Part of it is with the dressing that they have in there. I do not really like it but some of my friends love it.

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Rice Rolls Lotus Leaf (6pcs) @ RM 21

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If you are having rice and Lamb Curry @ Rm 34 is a must order. Thick in curry gravy with lamb cubes are cook till soft. A bit sweet and spicy and those of you do not like the taste of lamb do not order this. Its quite strong even you can smell it, according to my friend.

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Chicken Lemongrass @ RM 20 is another dish that you can consider even ordering. The soup that cook along is fragrant with mild lemongrass taste that I would rate it like Steam Chinese Wine chicken but this is Vietnamese version.

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Imperial Lotus Leaf Rice @ RM 18

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Sweet Potato Leaves @ RM 12

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Friend Tofu @ RM 22

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In Vietnamaese Food, of course we must try out their Hue Beef Noodle Soup @ RM 18, soup is sweet with thin noodle and few beef slices to go along. Pretty good though.

No doubht that this place do provide nice Vietnamese Food, and if you are willing to pay a bit more, you can even consider this place for dining.

*Pork-Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, pretty good -Stamped-

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

Location:
Sao Nam
LG28 Lower Ground,
Empire Shopping Gallery,
Jalan SS 16/1, Subang Jaya.

Tel: 03 6201 0225 / 03 5635 9818

Food can sometimes be very different if we are adventurous enough yet at times it can be a dissapointment. Recent discovery on something new in Bukit Damansara is this outlet called Maliqa Mediterranean Cuisine that serve HALAL Mediterranean food, and I must say its actually a hidden gem in the area. Open its door not too long ago already have build up well with many return customer with its reasonable pricing and food quality.

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 Also further understand that Maliqa in term of Arabic origin used in Persia it means a title of Queen Consort.

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From the meaning Queen and the interior designer which is one of the owner himself that design the whole place to assemble the look and feel of Persian.

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For welcoming drink, we were greeted with their Honey Yogurt drink. This is one of the drink that you shall not miss, smooth and not too sweet yet I do not mind to have the whole jug by myself.

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Something new to me is this Pirincli Yoghurt & Corbasi. It looks healthy for morning breakfast as I was on diet for that week and surely this would be a great soup for me. Something simple and the taste is a bit salty papperish end.

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Another soup came by is Spicy Seafood Soup

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 Fried Mushroom for appetizer to much on before the mains are coming over.

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Lamb Shank were good as the lamb were braised till soft and aromatic with their house special gravy and risotto is cook to my likings. Lamb taste is pretty strong and those of you who do not really take lamb then this is not encourage.

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Maliqa House Steak werent bad is just that on that night I find it abit over cook for the steak. Gravy is good which is light that did not overpower the taste of the steak. Its one of their signature dish for Maliqa.

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 Risotto

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One of their dish that must not miss is Turkish Moussaka.

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Cook to perfection that the cheeze on top is perfectly baked with ingredients in it can be eggplant or chicken, with the awesome special sauce make this dish irresistible. – Recommended!

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Tiramisu

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Apple crumble and vanilla ice cream

For diners who are looking for something new to hunt for, then Maliqa would offer you another great dining experience that is own by local. Its a HALAL outlet and those of you who keen to bring alcohol, there are no extra charges. Yap, NO CORKAGE FEE.

Location:
Maliqa,
No 49, Jalan Medan Setia 1,
Plaza Damansara,
50490 Damasara Heights, KL
(The row behind Aliyaa and CIMB Bank, past Chef & Brew)
Food served is halal

Tel: 03-2095 0002

I have been to The Pool a few times for functions and friends party. Neither did I realise that there is actually a Japanese restaurant located above the premises  Its actually a new addition to the night spot and was previously operated by Spasso Milano before moving to Pavilion KL.- Kyoto Lab Japanese Restaurant

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With the restaurant name Kyoto Lab and there is actually a huge painting on the wall that resembles who is actually Kyoto for the restaurant.

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Its a very simple contemporary Japanese Restaurant with a simple touch of the culture.

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Simen wall and parquet wooden floor that made up the place and the best part is all their table is made of recycle materials (wood, steal and glass) which we are totally impress.

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Very simple menu with all the mains, appetizer and desert are available with reasonable pricing.

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A slight twist with western menu and some are infuse with beer.

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I was told that their yakitori range are pretty amazing.

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Kyoto Lab Summer Salad @ RM16

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Sashimi Nouyeou Salmon Trout turns out to be every ones favourite as a sashimi being drench with unique sweet and sour sauce, with a hint of slight spicy at the end. Certainly a unique dish as it is and worth to try!  RM25

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Green Dragon @ RM24 – prawn rolled with Avocado.  Fresh fried prawns being roll along in the middle and make it one of a warm filling yet very fresh.

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California roll @ RM18

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This is one of my favorite for the night as cutting of mango cubes and tuna sashimi being rolled together.

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then comes the serving of yakitori range. . . Scallop Yakitori being grill to perfection. Soft and juicy and slightly chewy shows the freshness of the scallop. @ RM8

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Gyuniku Asparamaki turns out to be our favourite for the range as its thin slice beef being grill and season with their special sauce along with asparagus in it. Perfect! @ RM10

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Gyoza can be one of the best that I can find, pan fried perfectly on one sided that its crips and the filling in it is generous with ingredient, compact yet fragrant with their own seasoning. Soy sauce at the base make it a perfect combination.

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Egg plant

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Soft Shell Crab was finish within seconds as it was serve pippin hot, cripsy and soft inside. @ RM25

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Australian Grain Fed Chilled Tenderloin @ RM60

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Back in Malaysia I rarely look at cocktail menu as they are pretty expensive and I must say I am totally impress with their cocktail menu here. Uniquely name and one of its kind. Then only get to know that its actually the same owner with The Hill Damansara. No wonder the watermelon looks alike~

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Jagger Bomb always comes into my mind but this outlet they make slight twist on it to Skittles Bomb @ RM20 Cointreau, Red Bull and Skittles, is the combination and taste good. Sweet-end with skittles if you leave it too long. Drink it when it was serve immediate.

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 Coco’s NutzMalibu, Rum & fresh coconut juice @ RM 28 is a must try cocktail with light coconut taste at the end yet alcohol kicks into your taste bud after that. Really one of its kind and no wonder they bagged the Winning Cocktail in 2011’s JTI Horeca Bartending Contest

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Watermelon Slush had made a big hit in their Hill Outlet as many people find this a good bargain and not only that, the presentation of the whole watermelon cut with at heart shape on it making it uniquely by itself and famous among couples. Till date its still one of their best seller. Doesnt taste alcoholic at all and its all overpower with watermelon taste and the more you drink, you will enjoy this drink alot as then the kick comes in, you can call it a night.. @ RM40

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This is no ordinary Milo Ais that you often took it at mamak stall, as the look of presentation might deceive you. They have made a special ingredient with it by adding Rum, Bailey, Kahlua and Milo @ RM 28

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Nutella Martini @ RM25

Food and drinks in Kyoto Lab certainly can impress us and of course it will be a great place to chill and dine with their amazing range both food and cocktail. Certainly I will be back~

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Right after the dinner, we head down to the main area to enjoy our next performance. . .

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It was pack with people to see one of our youtube, or internet celebrity .. Who is that?

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We have Belvedere Vodka for the night as I always love mine to mix it with raspberry.

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New friends were made during that night along with the Marketing Manager of The Pool . .:D thanks to Isaac for the picture

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This is the person that I am talking about with no stranger than Leng Yein’s presenting her new album with Taiwanese artist Sugardaddy that rap along. Impressive.

Location:
Kyoto Lab
The Pool
Address: 347 Jalan Ampang
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone: 017-998 5577
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.thepool.com.my

Its been a while since I last had my Thai meal and this round decided to head Imperial Chakri Palace. According to my friend, he mention that how did the word Imperial Chakri Palace came about was they hire a lady chef from Thailand and she used to work in the Thai Palace Kitchen as a cook and then was brought in my this company to make a royal type cuisine here. That is how the name Chackri Palace Royal Thai Cuisine came about.

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Not only that, the restaurant had gain its reputation over the years had they had been going strong for more than 10 years with improvise taste and food that had attracted many locals and foreigners back to this restaurant. Consistency is they main key for them to win back many loyal customer, afterall this restaurant serve HALAL Thai Food.

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The whole ambiance been decorated with royal colours as yellow is the usual, that provide comfortable dining . .

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Fresh Coconut @ RM10.50

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Mieang Kam is one type of traditional food to start off with as appetizer. Serve along with 7 types of ingredient and what you need to do is take a piece of leave follow by spreading the shrimp paste which is a must as its thick and aromatic, then sprinkle with all the ingredient that you like. @ RM19.90

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For me, I have added everything the have then roll it and stuff the whole thing in your mouth under one bite. Taste? Just perfect.

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Yam Ma Moung, I would call it Kerabu Mango Salad. Finely slice marinated mango with some added chili, peanuts. Usually being order along for us to open up our appetite with the sourish taste and hint of spiciness at the end. @ RM18.00

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Chakri Four Seasons @ RM39.90 – Thai fish cake, spring roll, sweet and spicy chicken, mixed fruit salad and crispy prawn

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Super star in there, is the fish cake as its stuff with spices and the homemade fish patty is just soft nicely fried.

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Tom Yam Talay is known as one of their signature dish in the restaurant, as the clear version is actually Bangkok style. As always the clear version is lighter in taste and just nice for those who cant really handle spicy soup as its more towards sourish. RM10.50

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Gai How Bai Tuey known to us as pandan leaves fried chicken @ RM21

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Khow Ob Sapparod known as pineapple fried rice that serve for 4 [email protected] RM55.00

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Gaeng Keaw Wan Gai – thai Green Curry as I find that its a bit too milky for me as the rest quite like it. @ RM21.00

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Broccoli Phad Head Hom a simple stir fried vegetable with oyster sauce and garlic that pair with my pineapple fried rice well. @ RM26.00

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One of my favorite dish for the night is Gung Phad Choo Chee fried to perfection with peanut sauce, mild spicy along and gravy is a bit thick to my liking as the shrimp is fresh and one of a unique dish of thai I came across and I ate most of this by myself. 🙂 – Recommended if you love peanut gravy. @ RM20.90

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Pla Nueng Ma Now – steam fish with sauce of clear lime, chilli and garlic @ RM68.00

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Another favourite of mine for the night is Phad Thai Gung Sod – Fried Thai noodle with prawns, crushed peanut and chilli powder as I know not many places can cook this well, as I have learn to eat in Thai that taste of it head towards more on a bit sweet and sour then add myself with chili flakes to tone the spiciness up. The noodle is flat, well fried and chewy as my liking. @ RM18.90

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Ai Tim Tab Tim Krobhomemade red ruby water chestnut, sago, jackfruits and vanilla ice cream, served with icy coconut milk in fresh coconut shell @ RM15.00

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Best of all all their food are healthy. NO Added Msg, Low Cholesterol Oil, NO coloring and No preservative.

Location:
Imperial Chackri Palace
Lot 417B, Level 4,
Suria KLCC Shopping Centre,
Kuala Lumpur City Center,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, MY

Tel : 03-2382 7788 / 0128
Fax : 03-2382 0269

I have always miss China food, no matter in which province, and one of the latest Cuisine which is available in Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant which is at One World Hotel is presenting us Shanghainese Cuisine that offers for a very limited time only.

Shanghainese cuisine is know for its rich and sweet flavors, and to get more authentic of the food, there are 4 special invites chef (Chef Terry Yu Ning, Chef Fanny Le Fei, Chef Lion Yu Sheng and Chef Navy Yang Tian Hai) from The Eton Hotel, Shanghai, flew in all the way just to prepare this special menu.

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Last round i had came here for their Tim Sum buffet and it was quite satisfying .(click here)

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To get it more Chinese ambiance, they brought in Guzheng which is a traditional chinese instruments to play all the classical songs which I just love it.

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Start off our dinner with Three ShanghaiStyle Appetizer 上海三喜冷菜 as they were cold dishes that normally to start of with. . .

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Among those 3 I love the prawns the most, with its sauce which is a bit sweet and aromatic and the prawns is very fresh. .

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Hot and Sour Soup ‘Shanghai’ Style, is quite different from my expectation and Shanghainese style on this is more on peppery spicy. .

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Saute’ed Shredded Beef with Honey Beans 蜜豆炒牛肉丝

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Braised whole Eel with Soya Sauce, which the meat is very soft and there are actually 4-5 eels are in this place and we have to eat it with care as this is the first time I eat eel with its whole form as it is, and filled with bones. . Love how they way they prepare it by slicing the meat and just eat it from the top . .

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Braised Chicken with potato, with the sauce well coated on the chicken and the chicken been cook to perfection that its soft and juicy.

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One of my favorite is Sauteed Scallop with ‘Bok Choy’ and Mushroom, as the whole vegetable dish is cook with wok hei and bok choy just soak the juice along . .

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I have always hear this name Sweet Scented Osmanthus Rice Cakes 桂花糕, in most of the TVB drama series back during those Chinese Emperor time which I have not tried before, and I just love the texture of it, which is abit like muar chi style, soft and soggy yet have to chew a while to swallow. .

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Steamed Vegetable Dumpling, also another one of my favorite as they just add in one type of vegetable that make it a bit salty with natural taste, and this dip with a bit of chili sauce, just perfect.

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here are the 4 special chef that flew in all the way from Shanghai to prepare us the authentic food of it. . .
The menu of 4 starting from RM 380 ++ or if you prefer individual portion, ala-carte menu is available for you too choose from . .

Be quick to drop by at Zuan Yuan Chinese REstaurant as this special menu offer till 3rd of July.

Location:
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant
One World Hotel
First Avenue
Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7681-1159

Opens daily:
Lunch 12.00noon to 2.30pm
Dinner 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday
Lunch 11.00am to 2.30pm
Dinner 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Another Puchong discovery as I felt that there are alot of food outlet in this area. One of the latest discovery is this shop LSY-Pot which their signature is on claypot. One of famous chinese eatery by using claypot to cook the rice and with some add on ingredient as I love my version with alot of chinese sausage and one chunk of salted fish.

Oriental Claypot Chicken Rice @ RM6.90 small, RM13.50 large

This is how I like my claypot chicken rice to be, aromatic of a bit chinese wine, chinese sausage and the most important is they use a very good quality of salted fish.

If you prefer your Claypot chicken rice to be seperated out, they can do it ‘Chicken served on a plate on top of white rice’. To me, this taste better than the mixture of everything inside the claypot, as it manage to seperate the taste out of it and the watery gravy on top of it perfect to go along with rice!

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