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Have some of you enjoy your little long weekend over Wesak Day? I did, I had a great party and great dining while I am at Penang. I had lunch with my friend to a place which I have not been since I was a kid. Yap, this shop is quite old already as when I was a kid my grandpa used to bring me here for his favourite plate of chicken rice.

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Kedai Makanan & Minuman Hock Seong Choon that located at Penang Road house this famous chicken rice that is quite extra ordinary. A place used to be so famous 20 years ago and till date still standing tall on its business with their very own regular. Offering traditional Chicken Rice in another way, that Dark/Black soy sauce is one of the  main ingredient for the chicken.

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 The shop is more well know for their dark chicken instead of the white ones.

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Dining in here can be another experience as this is one of a few rare coffee shop that still maintain its classic dining area with wooden cubical at the side and wooden table and plastic chairs in the  middle area, along with cheque titles that remains the heritage look of it.

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A normal plate of Hainanese Chicken Rice for single person comes in a side plate of chicken, a bowl of soup and I did order extra herbal egg to go on. @ RM 4-RM 10

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Oily rice are used here as they cook the rice with some chicken soup to make it more fragrant. Little ginger is detected.

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AS for the special homemade dark soy sauce are added ontop of the roast chicken, to make it more fragrant, not too dry and easy to eat. The taste is little sweet salty and I would prefer my side of chicken is drumstick. Love the chicken texture at that part and my friend whom usually do not eat chicken breast and he would only eat here as the sauce did tone down the hardness and make it nice to chew.

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Although the famous one are the roast chicken, I like the white chicken more as the texture of the meat is smooth and cook to perfection along with the sauce added on makes it taste much better.

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Herbal egg is a little disappointed as with the term Herbal Egg, there is not much taste of herbal is detected. This herbal egg is ordered separately from the coffee shop owner.

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To make the chicken taste more interesting, try to pair with their very own homemade green chili sauce dressing, light spicy with sourish end and you will enjoy all 4 taste in one plate.

This place do bring back alot memories for me and if you are looking for something little different from the rest of Hainanese Chicken Rice, then its good to try it this version here.

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, pretty okay -Stamped-

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

Location:
Kedai Makanan & Minuman Hock Seong Choon
Penang Road
(Corner of Lorong Bertam)
Next to Komtar Bus Station

There are quite a number of buffet steamboat restaurant in the market but how many of them are actually value for money and nice? Well, during CNY week, we were lazy to cook ourselves and there is a change of plan on changing restaurant as most of them decided to give it a try on this Umami Steamboat buffet with all you can eat that located right at Sunway Mentari.

A restaurant that will cater many people that they have actually taken up about 2 shoplot that offer lots of space.

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Their business is quite good as when we left all the tables outside were taken out.

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For me I still prefer to have my steamboat inside with some air condition if not I will be drench in sweat.

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An advantage of this outlet is that they do offer bbq section with chicken wings. . .

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BBQ Seafood like crab, sting ray, satay, prawns and squid.

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On the inside for you to choose to hammer inside your soup base quite a selection of fish ball. . .

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noodles and the usual item that we have.

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Seafood lovers this section certainly is your choice with many types of seafood for you to choose from.

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cold platter

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Some mini buffet pan fried section . .

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Fried stuff. . .

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Best of all also you get to have free flow of slice meat which is my favorite

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There are 5 soup base for you to choose from . . .as was told by one of the staff that Fish Head soup is one of the preferred by customer.

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We tried on the Tom Yam Soup and Umami Chicken soup. Both of the soup turns out to be better than alot of places that we have tried before. . .

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As for desert they do have jelly and Ice Cream to offer you  . .

Overall, with about total RM30 per head I find it quite okay on pricing and quality. If you ask me to choose, I would opted for other choices but if you plan to have a great steamboat range, Umami can be one of the choice in my list as I have tried others which is much worst that I don bother even to blog about it.

On the up side, this outlet is pork free that I see a few malay families dine in here.

I am keen to try out another outlet in Wangsa Maju as I was told by a friend that they over a very good range and cheap too. Will arrange to go luuu . . .

Pricing
Adult: RM26.80++

*Pork Free

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 7/10 , not bad Lah~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Umami Steamboat
12a (Ground Floor),
Jalan PJS8/17,
Dataran Mentari,
46150 Petaling Jaya.

Operation Hours: 11am – 12midnight

Tel: 03-56222663

Website: http://www.umamisteamboat.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UmamiSteamboat
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umami_MY

Grand Dorsett is located in Subang which is one of a 5 star hotel smack right in Subang with 15 minutes drive away from the Subang Airport. After they have refurbish the hotel, this is my first time back to this Grand Dorsett Hotel Subang again and this round we get to sample their afternoon high tea at Dorsett’s Aroma Cafe which is featuring Malaysian delicacies. .

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with our famous by the street style snacks, get to choose from it are Fried Cempedak, banana fritters, Keropok Lekor and many others. . .

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Toast and Kaya butter

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Dorsett English Afternoon Tea

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Strawberry tarts and cakes, home made scones with jam & cream, finger sandwiches, assorted french pastries, assorted cookies and home made puffs.

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Teh Tarik for a great afternoon session . . .

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Dorsett English Afternoon Tea (Daily except Public Holiday)
RM38++/person @ 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Local Afternoon Tea (Monday – Friday)
RM25++/person (isn’t it a steal?) @ 3:30pm – 5:30pm

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Then we had a light tour on their Premier Lounge . .

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with great facilities and nice ambiance for the guest on this floor. . .

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unlimited fnb for them . .

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you are able to host your meeting here too . .overlooking at a very nice subang town view. .

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One of their suite’s . .

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Dinner we choose to dine in The Emperor is because of their track record by winning a few awards, one of it is Malaysia’s Best Restaurant Award .. .

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It is quite impressive that this is the first time I experience a restaurant with a design of a connecting bridge over to the dining area  .. .

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They also do have private rooms that can host up to 2 tables which is perfect for family gathering. .

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We kick start with their dim sum and pricing is quite reasonable. .

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“Har Kow” or Prawn dumplings, Siew Mai, Charcoal Custard bun

 

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This is certainly one of my favourite with the bun is soft and I just love how the custard just ooze out from the bun, just beware, do not eat it while it is served, as let it cool down . The custard sauce with burn your tongue. .

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Xiu Long Bao is served with a bit of ebiko on top and the soup in it just juicy and aromatic with its chicken flavour. Dip with vinegar and insert some ginger is just perfect.

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I have always love double boil soup as it is simple, clear and full with aroma, Red dates and Chicken soup

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Chicken Salami and Lobster Salad

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Fresh meat cover in some fruit salad dressing which is juicy from every bite and best is also served along with chicken salami.

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Butter Prawns

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Bean curd with Asparagus, just love this dish alot, as it was perfectly fried with a bit crips all over and its very soft inside, when you have a bite together with the mushroom, the taste is just perfect!

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Kam Heong Crabs

It was a satisfying dinner and good news to CIMB World Master Card or Visa Infinite gets 50% discount for 2 diners.

Location:
The Emperor
Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel
Jalan SS12/1,
Subang Jaya,
47500 Malaysia.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat (12.00pm – 3.00pm), Sun (10.00am – 3.00pm), Daily (6.00pm – 10.30pm)

Website: www.granddorsett.com/kualalumpur/

GPS Coordinates : N03 04.755′ E101 35.808′

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!

It is not easy to find something cheap and nice to eat for lunch or dinner, but when me and I my friends keep trying restaurants around Kuchai Lama area, I could not help to notice this shop JoJo Little Kitchen Pan Mee which is always sardine packed with people during lunch time, and according to my colleague, its cheap and nice, that is why its always pack.

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Not until recently already do not know what to eat around that area, decided to give it a try at this shop since its recommended by them and read quite a number of good reviews on this shop and they have been opening branches in a few places.

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We reach the shop early and nearly all the tables are already occupied. A simple interior, that decorate the place with wooden tables and chairs, walls painted with colours to look cheerfull.

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When I look at the menu, the price is reasonable cheap with a standard selection.

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If you are a fan of pan mee and chili lover, you will know what mixture of chili should be added into your noodle.

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‘Fried Pork’ @ RM 6

A big slice of pork being fried and cut into slices after its done, that the outer layer is crispy and find it that it is a bit overcook, and if they were cook not that long, the pork will definitely taste good, not a bad dish after all.

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‘Hot and Spicy Pan Mee’ is something that most people would  not want to miss if they are out of idea what to order. The look itself is not does not feel spicy as comes with mince pork, with half boil egg and added chili flakes ourself. Then you mix all the ingredients together, turns out to be very nice, with noodle cook perfectly and the taste of mince pork and chili flakes with sambal did not over power each other. RM 5.80

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‘Curry Laksa Pan Mee’ been always one of my favourite and this taste pretty good too, with curry soup is not so thick, chicken is very soft and juicy, and overall it suits my liking. RM5.80

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‘Traditional Pan Mee’ that will serve with slices mushroom, anchovies and mince pork. RM5.50

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Then we decided to go for something adventurous by trying ‘Herbal Chicken Pan Mee Soup’ which turns out to be pretty good. Soup base of the herbs which is just nice (not very strong in herbs taste) and together with the noodle that cook till just right, my colleague drink till the bowl clean. RM 7

A place that worth a try and recommend for the price, portion and quality, I surely would not mind to come back again.

Please do come early to this shop as when we left around 12.45pm, there are already a lot people waiting outside and waiting for tables during lunch hours to avoid disappointment.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good~ Recommended~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Jojo Little Kitchen
No. 30, Jalan Kuchai Maju 9,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
58200 KL
*Non-Halal

Tel : 79871090
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