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Hmmm, this year I do travel alot and lets start off with my Australia journey that I have done which I have always wanted to go back visit my friend. This round did not stop by Melbourne but head direct to Sydney. One of a trip that is pretty last minute but nevertheless I have to thanks to Jun Wen for all the best hospitality and knowing I love food he bring me to all his favourite restaurant – Bassim.

On my late arrival, it was well just nice for dinner time. Therefore he introduce me one of the place that he drop by at least once a week to whack on all his favourite beef slice. When he ask me am I okay for Korean BBQ, of course my reply is hell yah. As far as I know till date, there are still none of the Korean restaurant can still beat anything here yet.

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Bassim – Steak and Seafood House is like a neighborhood restaurant that located in Strathfield which is about 25 minutes drive away from city. The reason being here is that nearby my friends house.

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Its a place that fully pack with humans during dinner time as I snap this pic when they are about to close the shop. Yap, we ate from 8.30pm till closing. That’s how much and how long we spend our time there.

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This is what I mean when getting a spot in the restaurant wasnt easy.

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If without any conversion rate, the price is definitely much cheaper to any Malaysian restaurant can offer.

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Normally, Korean restaurant will give you alot of side dish, but this shop give you selected side dish to pair along with their bbq.

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AFter BBQ this is the ingredient that you have to wrap along with, a slice of cabbage, garlic, cucumber and green chili.

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Dipping along with the sauce to make it even more perfect.

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Charcoal BBQ that bout to bbq your favourite ribs away.

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Before that, order Denjang (if I am not mistaken) Bean paste soup with vegetable and beef. A perfect dish to go along with its winter outside something to bring back body heat. Pouring the soup over to the rice just  makes it a perfect combination to eat along. Slightly sour with mild spiciness.

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2 types of meat we order for the night is Spicy Dak Galbi @ AUD 16 marinated along with special spicy sauce.

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Here comes our ribs So Galbi @ AUD 19 with 3 portion. Look how pretty the red meat is with their own special marination sauce.

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AS the ribs was added on top, the smell of it generated is aromatic. Cant wait to get a bite of it.

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Grill till its medium well and left the bone there to char grill. Beef had been own grill to perfection, flavorful, and the seasoning that they use, makes the beef slice juicy. I keep picking up the beef slice and keep ordering till I was totally stuff.

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Along the way my friend order this, to be eaten along with Beef slice to make it even more kick. We ended up ordering 7 portion of beef and 3 portion of chicken for 4 pax. Definitely all of us are big eater. :p It was a very satisfied dinner, whereby I have long forgotten the best taste of it. At the end of the meal only understand that why this is his favourite Korean place or he rate Bassim is the best Korean BBQ restaurant in Sydney so far. If you do have the time, this is definitely a restaurant worth trying.

Location:

Cnr Raw Square & Churchill Avenue
Strathfield, Sydney, NSW. 2135

(For public transportation access, you can stop by at  Strathfield Train station and its about 10 mins walk away. )

Tel:
(02) 8756 5689

Open 7 days
Lunch 12-3pm
Dinner 5-late
Licensed. BYO $2pp


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Last weekend, we went down for a short weekend to Melaka and the hotel we stay is superb, Philea Resort (which will blog bout it soon) and while in the resort we skip out for a while before dinner time to hunt for some light food. Jason introduce us this place which is flock by alot people around the town area and also as far travelers from out station. Original Klebang Coconut Shake.

After reaching there, we were a bit curious what is so good about this drink which so many people are queuing up. Then we join the crowd also to see what is happening.

Jason told us that this place started off with just a very small stall and after his coverage in paper and blog, their business had a sudden boom which makes what it is today.

According to him, they are the first to do coconut shake and they have their own style then ask us to judge ourselves what is so good about it.

Starting of with ice pack in a blender, then a few scoops of ice cream, then coconut water then a mini cup of sugar syrup.

Blend it n crush it with with coconut meat that place at the bottom . . .


Then pour into this tube machine. . .

pour it out cup by cup and it looks something like milk shake .. .

You can have it either Coconut Shake PlainRM 1.80

Or Coconut Shake SpecialRM2.30 with additional scoop of ice cream.

The taste of it is quite thick taste like milk shake at first and the more we sip the more normal it taste like and the ice did not crush properly and ice is a bit harsh, actually there is nothing to shout about something simple and I still prefer my Penang style Coconut shake (click here) with a plate of mee sotong which is a RECOMMENDED PLACE if you visit Penang.

So if judge it yourself lahhhh.. and be prepare to wait for 20-30 minutes in line for this cup of drink as we felt its not worth the time to wait.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 5.5/10 , so so only lah -Stamped-

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

Location:
Klebang Coconut Shake
Jalan Klebang Besar (beside Caltex)

Contact:
Telephone number: 013-34994061

Opening hours
12.30pm-6.30pm daily (except Friday).
Friday 2pm-6.30pm


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I did read a few people blog about this place before and I have forgotten on it until my friend brought me there to eat. This mini hawker that makes its mark on its own with the neighborhood is located at the edge of Cao Cao Lamb BBQ Kuchai Lama and Old Klang road that operates from 7pm to finish.

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Many stalls to go after as most of them have their own business.

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If you are in this hawker center, one of the food that you MUST NOT miss which is the Cao Cao BBQ Lamb. A Family business that operates along with grandmother and son taking care of the business and you can expect to wait long enough of you go during dinner time.

Most people say them are quite lansi but what I get to know from other people saying that they just do for pass time and for fun.

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Few slabs of lamb being placed on the hot charcoal bbq pit, grilling it slowly after long marination process.

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Every time I go there, I would just eat 2 pieces myself as 1 piece cost RM9, it can be a bit pricy but the quality and taste is there. Grilled to perfection with bbq lining is visible on the meat, its soft and juicy, very aromatic of the lamb and marination taste. Recommended!

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I also order Prawn Mee as the soup base colour do looks good. RM5

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In KL not many places you can find not bad Prawn Mee with the taste of the soup have strong flavour of prawn shells. Soup base which is quite simliar to Penang, add on chili and its a bit spicy that comes to my liking. No complain on this.

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When I walked pass Fried Koey Teow, the smell of it definately makes me want to order! RM5

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Then came out of the look not bad, but the taste is abit dry and tasteless. We add in soy sauce to bring up a bit taste of it.

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Roasted Chicken Wings, is very common nothing to brag about.

Overall, what I feel is the lamb and prawn mee is good to order, and the rest definately will be back to try more. I also have been told by my friend next to this mini hawker center, the Cantonese Stall offers variety of fried stuff and its pretty good. I’ll definately be back~

Location:
nearby Junction of Jalan Kuchai Lama and Old Klang Road.


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What I we do get a chance to dine in a big open space green field with flowers blooming and cool wind towards us and enjoying our afternoon tea or lunch? That would be a chance that I do not want to miss. A new concept had been build upon for people like us, city dwellers that seldom got a chance to expose ourselves in those natural environment but something similar would be available to enjoy at The Garden Lifestyle Store and café which is located at The Curve with one of their originals at lower ground, 1-Utama.

Comes to think of it, this would be one of my longest food post so far. So hopefully you don read this during before lunch or dinner time.

[update: 2016 – No longer in Operation]

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They have the idea trying to bring the ambiance as relaxing as possible by decorating the whole place green with fan ceiling on the top, big bird cage a pianist to play for a relaxing moment.

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In the restaurant they have two dining area, one would be open garden concept which would suits those who love air or smokers especially to be seated in this section but only one scenario that you guys should fear is rain!

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A big cage decorated as the place to make it a bit english style.

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When you feel that you are lonely or waiting for friends to arrive, a pianist that actually playing there with relaxing music (a bit of classical) to cheer up your mood.

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According to some of the girls, he is consider cute and with a guy able to play piano for them on certain occasions, they consider that as romantic, which I nod my head and agree. 🙂

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For those who do not like to be in outdoor by maintain fairer skin or prefer to be somewhere chill, indoor section would be a good choice after all, as it is decorated with lots of flowers, mini tress and pots to stir up the indoor ambiance.

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Looks more like a tree style cafe dining.

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 With all this, we could not thank more to Tracy for being one of the best host whom are very friendly, warm, down to earth person type and also she do focus alot on food management of the restaurant especially on food quality control.

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Last trip a few of my best friend came down to KL for holiday. Then I was introduce to another fish head bee hoon shop in Kuchai Lama area. I did not know that, there is actually another shop too in the very same area, Win Soon Fish Head Noodle .

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It was dinner time and the place was quite pack. Manage to grab a just only table to accommodate for all of us.

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Latest menu as per my visit [March 2016]

In the menu, it is not much different compare to other shops that I have eaten so far.

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As usual, I would order ‘Fish Paste and Fish Head Mee Hoon RM7.50. The soup base is not as strong as the other 2 stalls that I have went but still its not bad a taste of its own.

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Then Tatt order ‘Fried Fish Head’ (Big) RM12.80. Its good. Crispy on the outer layer of the fish and the fish meat is soft yet the a bit salty gives the taste of it. All of us just hantam it.

Overall, I still like Kafe 2369 Fish Head Noodle cuz of the soup base aroma is strong enough.

update march 2016 : their quality had drop and no longer as good as it used to be.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 4/10, Not Bad Lah~-Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Win Soon Cafe
46 , Jln Kuchai Maju 9
Off Jln Kuchai Lama
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 79819287

If you are talking about herbal soup, definitely I will not reject you and I will be the first one to up for it. I used to come to this place alot when I was working around KL last time, as usually the reason I come here to eat is because either I am about to fall sick, or feel that there are too much heat in my body or craving for it. Keong Kee Herbal Soup is one of a well known place to many KL folks that constantly coming over to this place or they so called it “under the tree herbal soup”.

Since when I was young, I was deeply in love with herbal soup, I like it even more if bitter or stronger taste of it. If you are a herbal soup lover like me, then you must not miss this stall. A famous stall for its soup and a few of its signature mini item.

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It is usually pack with people during dinner time.

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‘Wild Boar Curry’ is something I never miss, love its think gravy with its juicy tender wild boar meat yet the potato cook till quite soft. To mix it with a bowl of rice is just perfect.

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‘Boiled Chicken in Coconut’ is one of their signature soup. You can see almost every table will have this soup. A very strong Chinese herb taste on the soup, yet the soup is clear and you can taste the mixture of the herb soup and the coconut. What is the secret of being so flavourful?

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After I dig out the ingredient in it, it compile up nearly a bowl. This is to show you how good the taste of the soup with such ingredient in it individually.

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If you love something bitter sour on your tongue yet the soup is clear, ‘Ginseng Root Soup’ would be next on my recommendation list as it helps to make your body stronger too.
This stall, serve very authentic Chinese Herbal Soup and its hard to get such a good quality yet with a very reasonable price. Total for our meal including drinks is around RM25. Definitely this is in my Recommended list. Usually I park at the road side as not much parking space.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, VELI very Go0d ah, Recommended!~

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

Location:
Keong Kei Herbal Soup
Changkat Thambi Dollah,
KL
*Non-Halal

GPS Coordinates: N3 08.425 E101 42.745

*behind Times Square
(junction of Changkat Thambi Dollah n Jalan 1/77B)
From Jalan Imbi towards Times Square monorail.
– Club De Vegas on your left and turn left on the very first junction (de Vegas on left – Times Squre on right) just head till the end of the road become T-junction. Keong Kei is just on the left side.

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