Authentic Food


Khadijah Ibrahim, Khadijah’s Kitchen sure do not ring a bell to me, after talked to her in person only realize that she is one of a famous singer in local and internationally arena with more than 31 years of experience that makes her as one of the leading singers of her generation, pioneer and innovator. From her popularity she had been named as a cultural ambassador for Malaysia and I believe you guys are very familiar with a song for Tourism Malaysia,  ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’.

Now besides being a singer, she loves to cook too, a food hunter and also a person whom is humble and willing to share and teach if you want to be a chef  and that creates out Khadijah’s Kitchen which is one of the hidden gem in Petaling Jaya area, thanks to Florence for introducing this place.


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A simple and cozy place that offer more on homely ambience that she mention, most of the restaurant furniture are from her house. Her friends are quite shock when visited her house saying that, isn’t that is the same as your restaurant? As she spends most of her time in the restaurant, she had made it her second home that ensure it’s a place like home to provide for diners.

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If you are looking for nice local Malay authentic food, there is no doubt that this would be one of the places to look for.

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Her shop is also being hunt by Jalan Jalan Cari Makan by TV3.

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Not only that, she sang for our ex current Prime Minister

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A place that resembles all her unique collection and award that she had got from the past to decorate it around her shop. If you would want to know, what she had sang, her shop would be the best place to see it.

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Sang along with many great artist in the past.

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Besides serving ala cart, she sure do reservation for special function, hosting big group of people and also catering. We do not know what to order and we order most of it with chef’s recommendation.

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Recently it was a makan makan period for all of us. Another latest addition added into my buffet is this Authentic Japanese Restaurant, Benkay which located inside Nikko Hotel. I have been told by many friends they serve good Japanese food, not until recently I had my mouth full of it.

With its unique name Benkay, only I know that the name is name after a historic Japanese warrior who was strong and courageous and loyal during the war period in Japan, therefore, with their name and the excellent quality of authentic food serving really a place not to be miss.


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I sure do not mind to own a cupboard with a bottle of display like that, I sure wish I can have a sip of everything. Surely a great experience and would love to learn how to enjoy sakae in different style.

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Diners can enjoy their modern Japanese concept dining area that overlooks a landscape garden with waterfall.

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The very first place I had my hands on was their teppanyaki room, it was huge and I look at the ‘tempura’, it was huge, fried crisply and dipping into the hot garlic soy sauce is just yummy. With the prawns are big and juicy, 3 of us just rob the whole stack of prawns there.

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In the hot pan fried next to Tempura, is the Teppanyaki area. You can customize what you want and the chef are ready to show you some skills.

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I just love my ‘Beef Teppanyaki’ to be cook in medium with loads of garlic. It was cook well and the garlic slices are very crispy and aromatic.

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After I finish my mini section, my eyes placed on their ‘Sushi Bar’, loads of fresh sashimi and handroll ready to be hunt.

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‘Salmon sahsimi’

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‘Unagi Handroll’

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‘Soft Shell Crab Handroll’
And the best thing is I went through at least 3 rounds for it. The sashimi were very fresh and dipping it with wasabi and Japanese soy sauce just makes my nose flame and burst into tears is what I like.

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As for today’s round of food hunting, I started it off pretty weird, after first few sections only I head to this cold appetizer section which is Scallop, Prawns, Oyster and a few more as it is located out side the restaurant.

I am usually not a big fan of oyster, as most of the places that serve that served it huge size which I find it very gross, but the size that was prepared in here was my choice and the oyster was very fresh that day, and I took nearly 1 dozen.

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Appetizer area.

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If you are a noodle lover, this would be a great section for you, as they had prepared a lot of gravy for you to top on.

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6 types of soup base to be ready for you to taste and the right side are prepared in a small portion of soba noodles.

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‘Peking duck’ skin will be cut into thin slices and what we need to do is we need to do it by ourselves, as in place a piece of the ‘popiah skin’ on your plate, spread the peking duck sauce on top of the skin, add on some of the veggie provided and place the peking duck skin, wrap it and ready to be eaten.

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After all that, I need some soup to make it digest, my very first choice as always is ‘Miso Soup’. Love it alot as it was not very salty as some other restaurant, perfect in taste and most of us like it.

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Next is the ‘Dobin Mushi’

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Squeeze the lime into in to bring the taste a bit sour and after mixing it, it taste is clear, yet with salty lime flavor.

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‘Double Boiled Black Chicken with Black Beans’
If you feel that you had not enough from what you can see with your eyes with these sections, then you still can order what is in the menu, ala cart style, with at least another 72 variety for you to hunt.

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‘Sauteed Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion’

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‘Mini Sukiyaki’

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‘Unagi with Egg Sauce in Pot’ which the eel is very soft and cook in terriyaki sauce with onion, and the egg is just cook in the right temperature that create a very good taste.

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‘Grilled Mackerel with Salt’, ‘Grilled Cod Fish in Teriyaki Sauce’, ‘Sauteed Scallop with Black Pepper and Onion’. We are enjoying our fish~

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‘Roast Duck Hong Kong Style’, ‘Fried Rice with Garlic and Egg’

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A great meal like that would not be perfect if without desert which is a MUST to me. A great selection and my eyes had set onto this cake since the first step I walked into the restaurant.

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this ‘Cherry cheese cake’ that I had set upon my eyes on. Soft, yet very rich in cheeze taste, add on with the cherry and kiwi sour taste, I am enjoying it.

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If you prefer something chinese then try their ‘Double Boiled Sea Coconut with Dried Longan’, ‘Chilled Longan with Beancurd’, ‘Chilled Honey Dew Sago’

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A Japanese buffett will never be perfect if did not end with Green Tea Ice Cream, in this section you can choose, in one per scoop or 3 in 1. ‘Vanilla, Black Sesame and Green Tea Ice Cream’.

Indeed it was a great authentic Japanese meal for the night, and most of us are very full with some of the guy looks like 3months pregnant, thanks to Sidney for arranging all this.



This is what you can expect with their current Japanese Buffett menu, it is 2in1 version with Japanese and some Chinese cuisine are served and price at RM118++ per person.

Available for Dinner on Saturday (7.00pm-10.30pm)
Sunday Lunch (12noon-2.30pm)

Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur
165, Jalan Ampang,
50450 KL, Malaysia

Tel: 03-2161 1111


Being a Hailanese myself, I actually have not really tried how this traditional cuisine taste like except the very famous and located most of the coffee shop the Hainanese Chicken Rice not until Lingzie and CK introduce us this Restaurant Hailanese Delights  newly open restaurant at Hotel 1926 which is located at the very famous Green House Coffee shop.

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But this newly open restaurant does not only offer authentic Hainanese food but also a cross over with western also which turns out that there are a few of their signature item.


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Lets kick start off with the very authentic first dish which is ‘Hainanes Mushroom Soup’. As I heard the name I was like ‘WHAT’? puzzle in my head that is this consider authentic dish? It’s a clear soup style (which I thought the creamy soup or Campbell soup) as in the soup base is cook with chicken gizzard, mushroom, and some veggie ended up with ‘Tang Hoon’.

The soup base turns out wonderfully flavorful as I have not taste before, a bit of the gizzard taste yet chopped mushroom did not over power the soup. RM 12 for small and can serve for 4 person.

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‘Braised Lamb with Lady’s Finger’ carefully cooks and stew of the New Zealand lamb that cooks till very juicy and tender. The gravy is just as good if you eat it with rice. RM18 If you are a lamb lover, this is a dish you must try.

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‘Inche Kabin (Deep Fried Marinated Chicken)’ is deep fried till crispy on the skin and soft on the inside. RM15

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‘Choon Piah (Hainanese Spring Roll)’ as I get to know that its different from Popiah. As I know the way the prepare, skin and ingredient used is different yet when it was deep fried out, the outer layer crispiness is different too but when diff with their very own homemade sauce its totally thumbs up.

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RM 6 per roll

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‘Chicken Curry Kapitan’ is a bit different from all the curry I have eaten before. The spices taste is different not really spicy yet its fragrant and is cook till dry. RM12

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Another dish which is different And abit of western style which is ‘Macaroni Pie’ . I did not know this is also consider one of the Hainanese food but to me is more like a bit modern dish. Perfectly baked till the crust is a bit soft and crispy on the top yet when the fork is poke down to the bottom the aroma just flew out and make us very hungry. The macaroni is soft, cook till flavorful with chicken, button mushroom and carrot. RM 25

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Next is the ‘Chicken Pie’ RM 25 as its about the same with pie but I prefer this more. We ended up having 2.

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This is the dish that is very famous among the local crowd or among all Hainanese people which is the very traditional ‘Hainanese Chicken Rice’. The chicken is steam and cooks till the meat is juicy and soft then mixed with their very own style of soy sauce make it very flavorful. If you dip with their homemade ginger and chili sauce taste better. RM10

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‘Fried Koay Teow’ I just had taste better ones before.

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If you are a coffee lover, their ‘Black Coffee’ taste good too, brew aromatically.

It’s a great exposure to Hainanese authentic food. If you would want to taste something different you can look for this restaurant.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, Quite good for new experience~ ~-Stamped-

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


1926 Heritage Hotel,
227, Jalan Burma, George Town, Penang.

Tel: +604 226 1926

Website: http://www.hainanesedelights.com/

Opening times: Tue-Sun,11.30am-3am; 6pm-10pm; Closed on Mon


Sawadee kap…. Sa Baai Dee Mai?Sa baai Dee Sui Mak Mak will introduce you some very nice Thai foooddd sir and madammmm… Ah Roy Thai Cuisine.

I have always miss the language of Thai with their greetings. Sounds so lovely. How nice if you can hear people speak Thai language in a restaurant but for us Thai food had always been one of our local favourites. Who can deny more than a very nice good thai food without travelling far? I would have to say that a double celebration that had made me expose to this great thai authentic restaurant around Leisure Mall area.

I might have pass around that area a couple of times, only this event make me realise on it as infront of the shop there is a a few malay stalls that overshadow the restaurant but it did not stop the locals going to this restaurant.

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A warm and classic thai restaurant that with simple decoration of thai umbrellas and the origin chef with great experience that being the reason of the good food.

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A warm and classic thai restaurant that with simple decoration of thai umbrellas and the origin chef with great experience that being the reason of the good food.

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A good thai food, a things that I would not miss is the ‘Young Coconut Drink’ and their ‘Kat Chai Sour Plum’ is damm good. I took 3 glasses.

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One of the very authentic food that could hardly find in other restaurant is this ‘Thai Tradisional Leaf Wrapped Savouries(Mieng Kam)???????’ RM12 that filled with very authentic flavour using a traditional leave to wrap all the ingredient on it and just eat.

The leave is freshly plug and carefully choose by the owner. That is the secret of this dish. Alot of people will be quite disappointed if they find this item sold out or do not have on that day.

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I forgot what is the name of this dish already but its like Durian. You either love it or hate it but as for me I find it not bad as the taste is quite spicy that can nearly chocked my throat yet the sourness is to the extend will mild out the spiciness.

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Pandan Chicken ?????’ is boneless and well marinated that was friend along with it. Soft and juicy chicken meat is something good to start off with. RM2.40/pcs

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Haiyoo, When dining in thai food, if you did not order ‘Tom Yam Seafood ????’ (S)RM18 (M)RM25 (B)RM35 is like ordering Char Koey Teow do not want Koey Teow. This pot of thing, its highly recommended to order it big. Sour and spicy that excites my my taste bud filled with some squid, prawns, crab and some other seafood pieces is just something I could not explain for more.

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If spiciness is something you cannot withstand then ‘Green Curry Chicken ????’ would be a good choice. Very mild in taste yet a bowl of rice is the best companion. (S)RM15 (B)RM25

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‘Steam Fish In Thai Style ????'(Seasonal Price)No fishy smell and soft fish meat show’s the sign of freshness level is there and the soup steam base of the fish is classic authentic thai taste, sour level is high and its just good.

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‘Stuffed Crab In The Shell ?????’ RM4-5/pcs with the base meat that been fried is flavour with solid crab taste and some chestnut.

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‘Lemon Grass Salad ????’ (S)RM15(B)25

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‘Steam Squid With Garlic & Lime ???????’ RM20 is another dish that you must not miss. Squid that been slice and like soak in long bath, that you should not underestimate. Springy squid meat scoop a spoonfull of the soup and eat it with rice, is something I enjoy alot.

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Since we have the wet version, and we decided to hit for the dry version ‘Siam Stuffed Squid ??????’ that grill well and stuff with home made ingrediant. RM20

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Eat a lot of fried stuff but never came accross my mid that this actually do exist ‘Deep Fried Crispy Kang Kong ??????’ Would be a very perfect companion for beers. RM8

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If you think you do want to go diet, then ‘Chicken Salad ????’ is something that you can consider as sweet, sour, bitter and a bit of sweet taste is there. RM10

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Brinjal Salad ???? RM 10′

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‘Tapioca With Coconut Milk ????’ RM6

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‘Thai Cendol ????’ RM4

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‘Water Chestnut With Coconut Milk ?????’ Highly recommended as I love this very much. RM5

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Durian Cendol with a very nice aroma strong durian scoop ice cream. I wish I have a few more scoops. keke

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After the dinner finish, he fast fast and quick quick bring the cake out to celebrate Birthday with Sid of course the cake by themselves(BigBoysOven.com)… ‘Mango Cake’

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I am so in lurve with their cake, moist and soft inside and sweet with the layer of mango that you can bite some poppy seed.

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Sid and her mom(very steady 1 the auntie)

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The second celebration is for Wilson’s family to celebrate on his parents Anniversary.

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Again I love durian. A great piece of cake which isDurian Cake’ that I can finish the whole cake of 1kg just by myself. Recommended.!

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The happy Family
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and last but not all, sid was happy to get his t-shirt by all of us~
With their low price and food quality yet if you do not know where to hunt for Thai food, this is the place i highly recommend you~

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, DAMM Good!!! Highly Recommended!~

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

Ah Roy Thai Cuisine
48, Jalan Manis 1
Taman Segar, Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-9133 2330

(Opposite Leisure Mall)

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