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Any one of you fancy China food? I do, as I have dine before many good authentic China food before and definitely not in Malaysia. One of my best friend introduce me her all time favourite sze chuan food that located in Jalan Alor (click here). Then recently, I am being introduce to another type of China food which hail all the way from North China. Dong Bei is actually a province in North China and the owners have migrated to Malaysia, hence that is how the Dong Bei Restaurant is name after. The family came to Malaysia as early as 1992 and also known as one of the pioneer of authentic China food back in those early days. As now the restaurant is located behind Times Square, can you see that area is like a mini China eatery street.

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In China, there are many province and taste definitely different for any other town that they have, it is the same as Malaysia too, as the East coast and WEst cost taste bud are very much different. So what is the difference for Dong Bei Food. The food have more sourish end and not that spicy. ( as the owner have localize it)

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Its a simple restaurant and indoor seating is a unique dining experience as they have design in a way to give a little ambiance of what Dong Bei dining feels like.

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 this is the first time I came across utensils are properly wrap to kept the cleanliness of it.

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Beancurd Dong Bei Style (风味干豆腐丝)RM18. Import all the way from China as its hard to find this kind of texture that originate the authenticity of it. Its a cold platter with chewy texture and hint of garlic and spicy chili oil taste. Pretty good to start off with.

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Crisp Potato (香辣土豆片) @ RM18 for a start would be another good option.

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This is another unique dish which is Dong bei Da La Pi sheet with Cucumber Salad (东北大拉皮)RM14. AT first glance I thought it was pig skin that finely cut then its not. Sprinkle with some garlic and eat it sheet by sheet, that taste a bit like jelly fish and pig skin texture cross over. 😀

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Sauerkraut, stir-fried with glass noodles (酸菜粉) @ RM18

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Stewed Eggplant, Bean, Potato and Meat Dong Bei style (东北大乱炖) @ RM25. This is rather simple as I would rate this North China Curry, thick n creamier gravy and its a little sweet in taste at the end. Well fried and I quite like it. Goes well with my rice.

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Hot & Spicy Seafood (麻辣香锅)RM28

Amount so many dishes, this would turn out one of the most spicies compare to the rest, the spiciness is not to the extend to make our mouth numb, as I find its well balance, even though cook with lots of dry chili, do not let the look to scare you off. I love how they cook along with lotus root make it crisp on the bite and prawns is fresh.

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Boiled Fish with Sour Cabbage and Spicy Soup (酸菜鱼) RM32

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This turns out to be one of the favourite among my table, as strong sourish taste with veggie and fresh fish. Those who like mild spicy, this would be a good option.

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“Gardens”Prawn, Lotus Root, Potato and Vegetables (田园小炒) RM28

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I rate this is super star for the night as Sweet & Sour Pork ( 锅包肉 ) was fried to perfection and its so cripsy outside and the pork inside its not overcook. Taste with a bit of sour vinegar taste with soy sauce that turn it a good [email protected] RM18 – recommended

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Lastly, we did not order the Dumplings (10 pcs) (饺子) but looking at so many tables order dish its like a must have thing and ended up we order 2 portion. One is steam @ RM10 and another one is [email protected] RM8

Great starter to go along and if mix with a bit of chili oil with ginger and vinegar, I just like mine to be in that way. 😉

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Location:
Restoran Dong Bei
No. 280, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah,
off Jalan Pudu, 55100
KL.

Tel: 03-2148 7694
Business hour: 12pm – 12am daily

First time dropping by here for their chinese restaurant that Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant have a new menu to be pushing out with master creator of menu, Master Chef Lee that only uses fresh ingredients for his menu. Looking at the menu itself for the night, most of the dishes being serve are more toward China cuisine and some combination, it got me curious as it had been a while since I miss China cuisine.

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Asked the chef how he got his inspiration that he loves to travel to china for a period of time, learn the ingredients that they used, then cook back here.

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Chilled Pacific Clam with Salsa

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It looks plain from first glance, and guess what? I finish this whole portion myself, as I love the soury taste and its serve chill. Clam is fresh and chewy.

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Pan Fried Lamb Rack with Mongolian SauceRM28. Look ordinary, that is nothing special, once you start eating it, flavor burst onto your mouth, soft chewy texture well fried till the sauce coated well on the meat and flavorful. – Recommended!

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This is new to me with Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab with Garlic and Chicken Floss @ RM22. Something simple for you to start off with that can eat it just like that and will definately pair well with beer.

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I never say no to soup, especially anything with double boil along with herbal is a must for me! Double Boiled Village Chicken with “Chong Cao Hua” (Cordyceps) Soup, ingredients that added in have curing effect that the herb helps prevent aging and stimulates the immune systems.

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Double Boiled Wild Chicken with ”Shi Hu” Soup 

Comparing both soup, I like both of them and depends on what you need for the day as it helps on immune system by the end of the day. 🙂 Love both of them and if I can get 2 big pot of it, sure loving it~

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Sautéed Venison Slices with Chinese Croissants and Cumin

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Braised Sea Cucumber with Flower Mushroom & Abalone Sauce @ RM 80

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Steamed Canadian Black Cod Fish with “Yu Feng” Ginger SauceRM32 per 100gm topped with “Yu Feng” Ginger Sauce. Ginger sauce is just mild and nice that would perfectly pair well with rice. Finely cut ginger slice then fried along and top as dressing. Like how the taste of it and cod fish is very fresh.

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Sautéed Fresh Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk @ RM 50 would be a perfect dish for lazy people like me that do not like to peel its shelf out. Its all been peel out and fried to perfection in the wok with salted egg yolk coated well with its thick texture.

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Deep Fried Smoked Duck with Fruit Sauce is something new and one of a recommended dish!  @ RM 38 . Preparation process was smoke along with tea leaves and one of the reason dragon fruit was used is to balance up the taste to avoid it to be oily.

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Sautéed Venison Slice with Chinese Croissants & Cumin @ RM 50

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Deep Fried Banana with Strawberry & Cheese CakeRM20 Something new to me, never really like it as I still prefer my classic cheeze cake.

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Then we sample along mooncakes at Toh Yuen starting with  6 types of snowskin mooncakesgreen tea and cheesecake, yam and strawberry, sunflower seed and lotus paste, red bean and banana, pumpkin and pandan, and durian.

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Green Tea and Cheese

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Yam with Strawberry

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Durian Paste

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My Favorites are  Green tea and cheesecake, pumpkin and pandan and Yam and Strawberry. They are price at RM13+ each. If you decided to go for their normal version, it is also available with Golden baked mooncakes selling at RM 22++ , flavours are  White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Lotus Paste with Double Yolks, Green Tea Paste with Single Yolk, Red Bean Paste with Sunflower Seeds, Pandan Paste with Single Yolk, and Assorted Nuts

*Pork Free

Location:
Toh Yuen
Hilton Petaling Jaya
No 2, Jalan Barat,
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7955 9122

Website: www.ZestPJ.com or www.petaling-jaya.hilton.com

Facebook: hiltonpetalingjaya

Wow . . how many new brands have you guys come across recently.? One of the brand that I often walk pass by when ever I was in Sunway Pyramid is this Planet Popcorn kiosk that located directly below TGV cinema have quite some fair bit of people are purchasing this product. At first glance, it doesnt look appealing to me until recently the open another kiosk at Mid Valley.

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It was rather interesting that during on the day itself it was their first few days of opening and they were giving sampling away and learn with there are actually 8 flavours available. Then I ask what is the best flavour for a first timer for me to try. The friendly promoter bring me to one section that filled with all those 8 flavours and recommend me to try out.

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Try out Caramel . ..

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Cheese

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Sea Weed .. .  loving it. .

Top 3 favourite that I like are:

1) Wasabi, See Weed and Cheese.

I would highly recommend these few flavors for first timers. Or maybe you can try out their other flavor if they do have tester.

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Price wise is not that expensive or I would say reasonable for a big pack like that.

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Cute little logo that they have and different flavour have different logo. . .

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We can either buy this in a pack or in a huge tub, that mostly had been air tight.

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The I enquire on a few other details and one of the owner over heard my questions and he came by to greet. We had a chat as I further learn the brand itself as it is actually from Taiwan. Cool, another new Taiwan line of products coming into Malaysia. How they come by this idea is that, popcorn is part of our life especially hitting onto the cinema’s, watching tv’s or some chatting away with friends you need something to munch, as these nibblers will be great to input further into our society.

Their pop corn seeds are improted directly from US with the effect of the shape is totally different more eye-pleasing, mushroom round hand-made. It is also manually roasted, it contains absolutely no preservatives, butter, trans fat and artificial flavorings.

This outlet would be their 8th outlet as they had started the brand since last year Oct and its pretty fast growing. I was like ‘Wow’ and further discover that its actually own by him and another 2 best friends. Friendly lad

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There are currently eight Planet Popcorn outlets in the country, namely Sunway Pyramid, Berjaya Times Square, Pavilion, Setia City Mall, Paradigm Mall, The Mines, i-City and MidValley Megamall.

Well,I bought their starter pack with 6 flavours (Original, Curry, Wasabi, Cheese, Caramel and Curry) at RM 39.90 to try out more, as I love watching movies and now there is another option I can get for popcorn. . .

I find that cant compare this brand with Garrett as they are in different league, although Garrett is more premium taste much better  and much more expensive but to me, I can take only a few pieces from Garrett. I guess comes, again different people have different preference. Garrett is too LV for me . .

Jaya One is famous for food destination with variety of food to choose from . . You name it from Korea, Jap, Spanish, Mexician and many other more with their own signature food to impress from. Since then constantly to hunt food at Jaya One, one of the first stop that I see many blogger blogged bout is Kissaten Coffee and Restaurant.

CLOSE DOWN

Located inside the heart of Jaya One, you need to climb up the stair case to go up.

nice and modern interior that have indoor and outdoor. Do avoid come here on lunch time as they are packed with people, especially indoor area.

By flipping through their menu, all the pictures in it are sure impressive that are nicely take with all also look so delicious.

One drink that my colleague order ‘Bittergourd + Cucumber Drink’ @ RM 8.90 I was like.. yewwww. . . geli! Then when it was served, the whole greeney thing is like near pure blend of ingredient and you might not like the taste of it, its either you love it or hate it. I quite like its surprisingly very refreshing that we need it under this hot weather.

As I Order my set lunch, it served along with ‘Fried Gyoza’

One of my favourite from Kissaten is when I found out they have a small kitchen in Lot 10 Hutong that they really served big portion of this Pork Terriyaki Burger @ RM 10.90 which is certainly a great value and decided to give it  a try again at this outlet. .

Well, it did not disappoint me, with well grill pork burger and sweet teriyaki sauce, and cut through the egg, the egg yolk just oozeee out . .

Miso RaMen @ RM 18.90 set lunch served with gyoza and green tea

Char Siew Pizza as first glance it doesn’t impress me, when my colleague said give it a try, turn out to be good. Well cook in the oven and the dressing at the base of pizza turns out to be nice topped with the melted cheese. RM 23.90

Char Siew Lam Mee @ RM13.90

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad ahh~ ~-Stamped-

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

*NON-Halal

Location:
Kissaten
L12A-1-1, Palm Square,
Jaya One,
72A Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel : 03-7954 1990

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