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TTDI is one of the area that are quite well known for F&B, with bars kick start the whole scene back in those days and now coffee are popping out so fast. One of the latest addition to the area is Pickle & Fig that is located at another side of TTDI. Sitting alone at the area would create an advantage for them with many offices are around the area.

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Its a simple decorated area with simen base decor all over the place with wooden chairs and pallet.

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 Menu is not huge but there is a good mixture of healthy stuff. . .

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Pickle & Fig was meant to start up their business that specialize in healthy smoothies, then only realise that, with the space they have gotten, they can expand their range of offerings to sandwiches and panini.

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 Gotten ourselves to try out their smoothies and find that its pretty good some of them.

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Mango MintAvocado , Bananalicks .

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Blue Healer which includes the blueberry, blackberry, banana, and apple @ RM 10 .  Goji Me which is a combination of strawberry, goji, apple, pineapple, and yogurt @ RM 12. This 2 flavor are more intense and some might like it.

Overall their range of smoothies is pretty interesting by using pure ingredients to be added on.

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Nachos @ RM 12, there is round tortilla chips and melted cheddar with sliced black olives and japapeno slices with salsa roja.

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Onion and Cheddar Soup @ RM8

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For something healthy, we can opt for their Avocado mixed green with raspberry vinaigrettesliced avocado, and toasted almonds with raspberry vinaigrette. @  RM13

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Smoked Salmon &Cream Cheese Sandwich Smoked salmon, capers, chives cream cheese, lemon taragon mayo, mixed on focaccia @ RM19

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I love their Coronation Chicken Sandwich Sliced chicken breast, caramelised onion, raisins coronation sauce, alfafa sprout on ciabatta. @ RM15

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 WE have been told by the owner that all the sauces are made fresh and from their very own recipe.

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Smoked Turkey Roll &Cheddar hot pressed Panini Smoked turkey tollsauteed mushroom + cheddar + infused oil on wholemeal or white bread.@  RM15

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Hoisin Chicken &Grilled zucchini @  RM16

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 Rotkraut Pastrami – Beef salami, basil pesto + mozzarella + butter spread in wholemeal or white bread @ RM19

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In one of their latest experiment is Fish n’ Chips.

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we gave them alot of feedback on this and surely when they put into their menu will be something to look forward as the sauces are good.

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I am impress on they learn to do the whole coffee themselves and with proper frothing its pretty good. The coffee here is not too strong, a bit mild and well balance.

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To find a spot which is not too pack and need a place for your coffee, Pickle & Fig is one of the place you can pop by.

Location:
Pickle & Fig is located at the TTDI at:
26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2858-9960

Open 10am-10pm (11pm Fridays & Saturdays)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pickleandfig

Ahhhh, finally a place whereby I can truely enjoy my dessert with quite a good selection, quality and reasonable price. I have always like cakes and even did consider myself taking up patisserie course to satisfy my cravings at random times. Nosh is the place certainly would be one of the place that I will be back hunting whenever I am craving for dessert.

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Nosh is one of the shop that had been just establish for the past 6 months and already well known to its neighborhood in Bangsar. The person behind this whole establishment is a person who have passion and love towards dessert. What can we expect is as below.

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A shop which is not really big but certainly a comfort place for dining with friends and family. To show you their passion on dessert, they have build a separate counter just to prepare all their dessert to ensure quality and freshness of their product. Not only that, of course other food are also available.

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 Some cakes available for you to choose from ..

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For some food, we started off with Smoked Salmon Salad @ RM29. Filled with Crisp greens tossed with tangy vinaigrette and slices of smoked salmon. Its something simple and light to start off with, little sour end of the dressing and the potato is well boiled till its soft. I enjoy every bite of it. Salmon is fresh.

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Next dish is Pumpkin & Smoked Chicken Risotto @ RM38 had turn it into our favourite. Cleverly play with ingredient with healthy option, this risotto, delicately sweetened by the pumpkin and the smoked chicken pieces  pairs perfectly well that are thin slice yet very aromatic, with little cheeze slices on it. It wont be too cheezy at the end and I can actually finish this whole plate by myself.

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Lamb Gnocchi @ RM38  is something that soft and filled your stomach instantly. Sweet potato gnocchi in a lamb ragout cooked with red wine is very flavourful and the lamb cook till soft and filled with flavor

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Before our dessert menu start, I was introduce by Ann to try out their chocolate signature drink, Trinity Chocolate. Chocolate lovers would not want to miss this as there are 3 special ingredient to add up this flavorful chocolate drink. I must say one of the near perfect chocolate drink I have come across, slightly thick yet very smooth. Highly Recommended!

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Chocolat Orange (comprise with alcohol)

Chocolate lovers will fall in love with this as its rich in chocolate filled with Grand Marnier-flavoured chocolate mousse, glazed with dark chocolate and with little line of citrusy orange. Slightly in bitter end and surely will goes well with a cup of coffee.

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Earl Grey Creme Brulee is one of the dessert that you must  not miss if you are a tea lover. Aromatic earl grey flavour yet did not overpower the rest of it and just delectable. – Recommended

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Creme Au Chocolate 

Baked chocolate cream paired with a tangy fruit of the forest mousse and served with a delicate crunchy nutty tuile.

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Coconut Panna Cotta

Something to chill on your mouth with local tropical twist? Panna Cotta – with addition of coconut cream, served with pandan-infused palm sugar and topped with a crunchy tuile.

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Strawberry Cheesecake

One of Nosh’s signatures is a pretty dessert,  topped with fresh strawberries and pistachios follow with French cream cheese, this  cheesecake is nice.

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Sweet Potato Azuki Gateaux

I find this dessert look weird at first glance then only further understand that its actually a deconstruct dessert that they have come out with their creativity. Green tea sponge chiffon sponge cake generously filled with twirls of sweet potato mousse and topped with rich azuki red beans.  Good for some one who prefer less sweet.

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Lemon Peach Tart

Another deconstructed dessert is buttery crumble with cubes of peaches, tangy lemon curd and topped with crunchy swirls of ginger filo pastry with a light dusting of ground cinnamon.  I love this too as its something unique that I have come across and filled with sweet sour taste.

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Walnut Tiramisu with alcohol

Another deconstructed version: rich chocolate sponge soaked in espresso and fine port wine, complemented by luscious creamy mascarpone, caramelized walnuts and generous dusting of dark cocoa powder.

 

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Apple Cinnamon Cake

Something warm and cold then Apple butter cake, filled with light cinnamon, is served with Nosh’s own gourmet vanilla bean ice-cream topped with crunchy sliced almonds on a bed of warm creme anglaise and for added flavours, a drizzle of butterscotch sauce.

This would be like a limited edition cake that is only available from May till June… just perfect for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations!

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Black Forest Pavlova with contains alcohol

Among so many dessert, I love this the most which is also the well presented desserts in Nosh. The chocolate meringue lusciously topped with a rich indulgent chocolate mousse, decorate with dark cherriesand fresh strawberries.  Drops of zingy raspberry coulis dots the design on the plate for a gorgeous presentation. Love the chocolate flavour with crips on the body and the fruits on top pairs perfectly well. Not too sweet and perfect to my likings. Highly recommended! 

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 End with a glass of Latte and Trinity Chocolate is the clear winner in their warm drinks.

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If you love ice cream, its actually made fresh by them and no doubt that all of flavors are good and sorbet its a must not miss.

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Hahaha, its pretty true though if you have not dined well. Feed well on yourself.:D

No doubt that I would highly recommend this place for cake lovers with their huge selection of cakes that made fresh and price is absolutely cheap with their quality that they have.

Choice of any 2 desserts:         RM19
Choice of any 3 desserts:         RM29
Choice of any 4 desserts:         RM39
Choice of any 5 desserts:         RM49

I have heard so much good feedback on their Brunch and now I am arranging with my friends to hunt on their Brunch menu.

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Location:
NOSH
7 Jalan Telawi 3
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur

(same row as Alexis)

Tel: 03-2201-3548

First time stepping foot into Mandarin Grill is certainly another new level of experience for me, as always the main entrance projects me the impression that they are serving buffet line, neither did I know its actually a contemporary restaurant. Not only that, with chances of being here along with few others are totally slim. Mandarin Oriental is known for its award winning owner and operator, therefore Mandarin Grill is something I am looking up at.

Many of foodies like us we surely heard about Michelin star restaurant, which is a fine dine exclusive restaurant that maintain its quality all year long. There are none in Malaysia. Guess what, now Mandarin Grill is getting an exclusive chef with experience in cooking 2-Michelin star restaurant is the new chef heading the kitchen as Chef de Cuisine is Chef Reto Weber.

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There are 2 sections in this restaurant as, in this section you will be pamper with comfy mini bar counter and some sofa seating right at the window over look KLCC with a huge piano in front.

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Skipping that, you will reach a huge glass room that store with lots of good wine. .

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And here we are, the main dining area . .

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Looking at the menu tonight, I am thrilled!

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with great food, certainly wine is a great companion . .

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I love buns and these are amazing Crispy Buns with Salted Butter and Cream Cheese With Fried Shallots. I had these whole plate by myself with huge spread of butter and cream cheese, that is made fresh from oven, serve with 3 types.

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Kicking off with appetizer Black Angus Beef Carpacciosauteed wood mushroom with paramesan and pesto @ RM 70

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Pan Seared River Prawns – Spring vegetable salad with paprika dressing, something light that makes your taste bud starts going.

 

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Looking at the menu, I instantly lock this down for my mains 12 hours braised pure Angus Beef Short Ribs – morel mushroom with kohlrabi and potato puree @ RM 135

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I look down on this slab of meat that I thought I would not be filled and it proves me wrong. Braised to perfection that the meat is soft, tender and moist. I pair it with potato purree and it taste awesome along with a sip of wine. Something that you must not miss if you are here, some people do not prefer it and if you are a fan of Angus steak then should give it a try.

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At first I thought this Halibut Saltimbocca  is fish, then looking back at the menu only realize its smoked duck, sage, braised lentils , saffron jus @ RM 148

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Another amazing dish is Organic Lamb two ways – Loin, tortellini, celeriac puree, Balinese pepper sauce. Cook medium rare that you can see the blood still oozing out from the meat and sauce added on top is just aromatic. @ RM 165

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Many of other diners are aiming for this desert, as those are some regular in here and its a must have according to them. Granny Smith Apple Tart Creme France Ice Cream. It was cook to precision that the crust is slight crispy and apple is very flavourful and you must eat along with ice cream to make it more perfect, yet to me its still too sweet as I myself cant take too sweet item. The rest are just enjoy to the max with this desert.

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Dark Chocolate Sphere Yogurt sorbet, almond crumble and passion fruit

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Many girls would have their hands on this sphere, filled with dark chocolate, serving along with the sphere which is hard then pour along with hot dark chocolate puree to make a hole, that the chocolate will mix with almond crumble.

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Chef Reine came out to greet all of us.

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More about chef Reto Weber, A Swiss born, grew up in Davos, the country side of the Swiss Alps. As a chef who work at a 2 Michelin Star restaurant, Walserhof as a Commis and subsequently promoted to Demi Chef de Partie. While at Walserhof, inspired by the Exec Chef who was passionate about fresh quality products and perfection in every dish. His vast experience that he travelled to various countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Australia along with his memorable experience on his 3 year stint in Dubai with the opening of two 5-star hotels including the world’s first Armani Hotel design by Giorgio Armani. He is part of the pre-opening team of the world’s highest restaurant that located in 122nd floor in Burj Khalifa.

A great chef like him along with his vast experience and 2-star michelin restaurant is something to look forward for in food. For nice food hunting that willing to dig a bit more on your wallet, certainly this is one of the restaurant to hunt for!

The starters and soups selection are priced from RM32++ to RM180++ while main courses are between RM68++ to RM285++ per dish. Desserts are priced from RM18++ to RM56++ per order.

Location:
Mandarin Grill
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Jalan Pinang
(next building to KLCC)
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur,
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2380-8888

Operating hours:
12pm to 2.30pm for lunch
7pm to 10.30pm for dinner.

email: [email protected]

Every year when comes to Mooncake Festival, I would surely ate a few pieces of moon cakes as it remain as one of my favourite must have dish. The Mid-Autumn Festival or more popularly known as the Mooncake Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, around the time of the autumn equinox. Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant.

This year I would celebrate it differently with more umph, chi around me and luck all the way as most of the Chinese know that every one have different elements that bring different luck on them if they believe. This year 2010, Nikko Hotel, Dim Sum Chef Lo Tian Sion and his team have created a range of innovative and modern mooncakes with the main 5 elements, Fire, Earth, Water, Metal, Wood . . .

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Special design that had been created by them with Toh Lee embedded on the wood craving to make it their signature.

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The new packaging that Nikko Hotel had come out with.

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Lets present you the one and only 5 elements that available at Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant, Nikko Hotel.

Five Elements mooncakes – Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth (金,木,水,火,土)

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(From Front to Back)

Mini Pumpkin Paste with Cream Cheese and Gold Dust
Mini Durian Paste with milk Cream
Both are in white represent METAL element (or gold). Metal indicates harvest, business and success (financial). Metal (also frequently referred to as “gold”) indicates harvest, business and success. This is usually financial success. The color is usually white, but can also be gold. It symbolizes autumn and west; and represents the adult years. Priced at RM25.00++ per piece.

Mini Green Tea Paste with Single Egg Yolk
Green in color represents WOOD element. Wood is creative and innovative, socialable and community minded.Wood is sociable and community minded, also represents the colour green, the season spring, and the direction east. Wood also represents birth and early childhood. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece

Mini Bamboo Charcoal and Egg Cream Paste with Silver Dust
Black in color represents WATER element. Water nourishes all living things. Water indicates travel, communication, and learning; also relates to literature, arts and media. It also relates to literature, the arts, and the media. Water nourishes all living things and represents winter and north. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece

Mini Japanese Anko Paste with Rose Flavour
Pink in colour represents FIRE element. Giving energy and enthusiasm, an element of natural leader, brings warm and cheers too. Fire represents red, summer and south. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece

Chocolate Paste with Mixed Nuts.
Brown in colour represents the EARTH element. Giving stability and related to real estate and legacies. Earth is patient, just, honest and methodical. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece

I personally love the Mini Durian Past with Milk Cream, Green Tea Paste and Charcoal.

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Besides the snow skin mooncake, you may also find the traditional baked mooncakes
White Lotus and Single Egg Yolk
Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts
Pandan Paste with Egg Cream and Walnuts
Red Bean Paste with Sunflower Seeds
White Lotus with Double Egg Yolk.

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Prices ranging from RM16.00++ per piece to RM21.00++ per piece.

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Normally for mooncake, I seldom go after cold skin but this makes me fall in lurve with it, fine thin skin with aromatic taste that makes it exceptional and best of all, its not so sweet as I expected.

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One of the best thing about it, is that they are made daily and they don do much and freshness is their top priority.

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but anything still cant beat the original of it. Still the best and with masterclass of super thin skin is created which requires alot of skills to do it.

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Sifu Dim Sum Chef Lo Tian Sion that is the one behind all of it and on that day itself, we were able to witness the making of mooncakes.

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With all the necessary ingredient prepared along,  pumpkin and charcoal seed prepared.

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Mixed all the ingredient till its like a dough. . . .

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Roll it up and ready to be cut. . .

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Cut it equally in sizes . . . .

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Use a roller roll over it to make it flat. . .

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So that you can make it as a skin base and wrap over the pumkin seed. Then placed it onto the craving wood, presss it firmly till it fit the 95% of th hole .. .

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The the craving wood knock hard on both the edge and overturn it to make it fall off. Then the shape of it will be enhance as what the mould would do.

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Lastly, brush it with gold dush to make it outstanding.

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The same procedure goes for Charcoal. . .

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The Five Elements Mooncakes are available in box of six and baked mooncakes are available in box of four and six.

• Every RM100.00 spent on a single receipt for mooncake purchases shall be entitled to a RM10.00 Toh Lee Dining Voucher.
• Purchases of 5 boxes and above shall be entitled to a Zi Wei Dou Shu 紫微斗数 (the Purple Star System) or BaZi  八字 (the Eight Characters) reading by Madam Leong Siew Wei, Chinese Astrologist
 

Mooncakes are available from 1st August to 22nd September 2010
To order your mooncake, please call 03-2782 6128
or you can make purchases at The Deli and Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant.

Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant
Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur
165, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2161 1111
Fax: 03-2161 1122

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