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Month of Feb is one of the best month so far that comes with CNY and along with my Birthday. For the first time in my life so many friends celebrated my birthday with. Usually it doesnt hit more than 2 group of friends.I know its a bit sad but this is true fact. . . ūüėÄ

Another group of my crazy friend that invited me along for this dinner that they find that the food is fantastic. As most of them are also food lover, not to mention some of them are good drinker. If you are looking for some changes in your dining experience with a blend of South America, then here is one of the place to stop by.

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What does LA BOCA mean? Its a colourful seaport town in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a famed port of call for thousands of immigrants from Italy, Spain, and other European countries. Today, La Boca is the domain of the working class, bohemian artists, rabid soccer fans and tango street performers.

It is an authentic Latin American Restaurant & Bar famed for our friendly atmosphere, authentic Latino food & beverage, awesome latin music, personalized service (handsome waiters) and great parties. Our genuine South American atmosphere creates the ideal environment for special occasions and celebration parties.

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Love the restaurant interior design that they totally brings out the feel of South America, with hand painted original artwork depicting the rough brilliance of the houses in the Tango street of ‚ÄúCarminito‚ÄĚ which was built with cast-off ship building materials and colourfully painted by the local immigrants.

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They presented their menu in different style too, more like a mini newspaper

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Price of the food are pretty reasonable with the quality and serving . . .

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Striploin @ RM 68, apologize for this little slab of meat only as the rest were too hungry and started eating, and this is what I am left behind. Cook to perfection as per request medium rare that the beef is fresh and juicy, sprinkle with some spices that make the taste event better. If you are a beef lover, not to miss out on this.

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If you would want to hit some light food or diet then Cevichi Salmon would fall into one of my recommended list. Light in taste with sour tomato, sweet and spicy that enhance the taste of the salad that make it irresistible. The dressing that makes it stood out too.      RM 25

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This is no ordinary pizza or that makes it a Argentinean folded pizza, Pizza Rellena @ RM 30

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stuffed with turkey ham, mozzarella, kalamata olives and basil. Not only that, it taste much better with the pairing sauce which I have forgotten to take. Its slightly on sour taste that pairs very well.

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I ask the rest what is good and Jason told me La Boca Burger is damm awesome. Then I follow suit and order. Serve along with thick homemade patty with special dressing and small cubes of mango. Meat is soft and mango with special sauce that make it slight sour base end. Perfect. Highly Recommended! @ RM 29

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when comes to traditional eating, of course must try out their signature authentic Fajitas @ RM 29. Serve in a hot plate that have a perfect blend of taste, chicken, mushroom, basil leaves and capsicum. A few slices of wraps are given separately for you to wrap on.

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Empanadas @ RM 21

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I would call it Argentinean Curry Puff. hehehe, with different filling more like white sauce, with mince meat, and dipping with the sauce gives another level of taste. I prefer to eat it original.

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Some say their Churros @ RM 15 used to be one of the best and for this round they change the texture of churros and many of them think their last one better. The current one is chewy and not crispy. If it is sprinkle with cinnamon sugar would be perfect.

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Louixe is also a Feb baby too . . She is getting excited. .

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Here am I, celebrating along with my best friend Louise who is also Feb baby, as her date is 2 days away from mine.

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It wouldnt be perfect if these guys are not here, with Jason, Kelly, Anna and Evelyn. thank you all for da dinner ~!~!~

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AFter that, we head to Tom Dick and Harry for second round as Mad Sally was the band that performing that night.

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These are the 2 inseparable earthlings. Not to mention Kelly had great voice to sing too, as she amaze many of the crowd that night by being guest singer for Mad Sally.

In Pavilion, if you are looking for some interesting food, then La Boca is certainly one of a recommended restaurant by me.

*Pork Free

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 9/10 ,Good… Loving it~ Recommended!¬†-Stamped-

-WARNING ‚ÄďThis is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

La Boca Latino Bar,
Level Three,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2148 9977

Mon – Thu: 09:00 – 01:00
Fri – Sat: 09:00 – 03:00
Sun: 09:00 – 01:00

Famous Night Market is one of the main attractions for people who are bargain hunters and street food lover. Country like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand are pretty well known for their signature area. Well, in Kuala Lumpur we do have one of a signature that many locals that know about it. Famous Taman Connaught Night Market.

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught or Night Market in Cheras is already created its signature by being longest night market in KL. This had been a hit since long time ago, even when I studied in KL 12 years ago. For tourist, this is definately one of a place for you to visit and walk around besides China Town if you come at the right time, which is only on every Wednesday night.

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Night market is always a variety of mixture from fashion, handcraft and food especially. Since its near Chinese New YEar, this place will be like a warzone and its super pack with people.

For this blog post will be pretty much filled with lots of pictures to give you glimpse of what’s offering in this market.

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Lets take a stroll, whereby you usually would spend easily an hour here and if you walk,shop and eat will easily cost you about 2 hours.

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Cheap hair accesories

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Trendy bag for you to bargain. .

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Original DVD that is slightly cheaper than shop operator. .

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Sunglasses that is not original . .

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Doggie food and snacks. . . that is kinda cheap, I bought a few packs for my dog.

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Creative handcraft greeting cards. . .

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Books . .

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And of course food is a must, that’s most of my content is ..

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Local Snacks with Yam Cake

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Hong Kong Famous curry fish ball but had localise, taste is not that spicy, tomyam flavour available and of course fish ball texture is different.

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Other fried fast food snacks from mixture of fresh and frozen food.  . .

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In Penang this is know as Leng lui Tong sui, that is also in this pasar malam.

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Its a local dessert where you can have all the mixture of ingredient with different soup base or selection of your choice. If you do not know what to have you can pick from their picture menu.

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Seaweed Jelly Honey is a thirst quencher or I rate it like Taiwan Ai yi Ping. . Similiar.

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Our very first version of Bubble Milk tea before Taiwan milk tea hit our shores. Used to be power base and of course its still very popular among bubble milk tea lovers.

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Local drink with ‘Mata Kuching’ that known as a element to cool down your heaty body.

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This is something new to me. Passion Fruit Drink consist with fresh passion fruit and sour jelly.

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I love this so much that I ended up having 2 cups. Its not cheap tho, is RM4 per glass if I am not mistaken.

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Those of you who went to Thailand I am sure you would not have miss this kind of drink.

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Fresh young coconut juice and signature of this stall is coconut jelly with slices of coconut being frozen in it. Love the taste as there is strong taste of coconut juice showing its made from fresh.

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Taiwanese Pizza. .

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Japanese Snacks as I always prefer the wasabi version. This is a cold platter.

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Local famous XL fried Chicken, Uncle Bob.

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Other fried item also available, from sausages, hash brown and  .. . .

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Takoyaki, as some stalls are pretty nice, and this stall that I bought so so only.

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Our very local mobile steamboat car or what we call it, Lok Lok.

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 as KL version comes with a bbq grill pit that you can choose some for them to grill and add on spiciness if you want. . .

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Taiwanese Sasuage. . .

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This special burger is pretty fattening if you stand there and see them cook . .

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I don really like it but it seems like a big hit in the night market

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HOng Kong hand made candy . .

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This is one of a stall that operate by family and brisk business. Decided to give it a try, its a local type of Okoyaki . .

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Taste is pretty decent only . .

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For local snacks, Steam Nasi Lemak and of course you need to have the special spice chicken along, not the best but still okayla. .

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Fried ‘Cempedak’ known as smaller version of Jack Fruit.

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This cempedak is very fresh, juicy and sweet. . .

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And its one hell of a expensive cempedak. 3 for Rm4 if I am not mistaken.

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local dessert tarts. . .

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Otak Otak . .

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Not so nice ..

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SOmething that similiar to Taiwan thatI have eaten is the duck parts.

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Local Chinese Pancake ..

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There are 2 version with the picture above is thick . . .

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The thinnest is know as Apam, and in the tray is the crispy version of Chinese Pancake.

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Among so many stalls I walk around, this is the stall that super pack with customers.

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Its a homemade cake that is RM6-RM8 per piece and so many of them buy at least 3-5 different flavour. Decided to join the crowd and gotten Cheeze cake which is their signature. Not bad for RM6

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An old uncle sell this, and decidied to buy from him.

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Love this stall as its used to be in front of Tesco on the Thai food fair and its one of the best street Thai food available. Price slightly cheaper that what I usually have or in Mall food court. Located at the end the road – the other end from McD

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another stall that sell Spicy Noodle. .

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Not so spicy and add the chili oil, its too oily and not spicy also . .

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Another signature stall of the night market is Stinky taufu. .

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Deep fried to perfection, stink enough that every one say its like toilet never wash for 4 days or drain got clock with stinky stuff. Well, not as bad as it is and its  love hate relationship. Still find Hong Kong & Taiwan taste so  much nicer although its much different.

Nowdays to eat snacks in Night Market is no longer cheap as I remember 10 years ago, RM20 enough to eat the whole street and for this round, after 10 years on my last visit, I spend about RM70 for the street snack. This is how much different compare to last time and of course choices of offering had change 50%. One of the best night market in KL.

Food snacks in here rangers from RM3-RM15, drinks from RM0.80 to RM10 and fashion shopping from RM1 – RM100 (depends on your bargaining skills)

Parking at the area will be horrible .. .

Its a great place to hunt for especially travelers, by Taxi it will cost about RM15-RM25 outright from KL, Bukit Bintang or by train , Star LRT to Tasik Selatan station then taxi..

Another of my favourite Pasar Malam is Pasar Malam OUG.

Locations:
Pasar Malam Taman Connaught,
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
56000 Wilayah Persekutuan
(Opens on Wednesday nights weekly from 6pm till late)
– Look for USCI college or McD drive Thru)

Foodies the name itself already shows you are a food lover. When it comes to some exotic food, I am a bit skeptical on certain selection of meat. Crocodile meat certainly falls into that¬†category¬† I invited a few to join me for this food hunting and all of their reaction are, “Bok.. are you serious or are you pulling our leg?” my response was of course serious.

There is a new outlet that recently open in SS2, Chow Yang area that is same row as Original Nasi Kandar which is Krockies seafood. With a cute crocodile logo as their main logo and many people might thing that its chinese herbal shop or some shop that sell crocodile stuff.

Many ponders that is it legal or illegal. Well . .. . .

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Though the skins were harvested for leather goods, the meats were sold for consumption. It is actually sent to PJ Krocies Seafood Restaurant to promote and sell it. Krocies restaurant specialises in crocodile cuisine. When they initially started, it is pretty controversial where all the environmentalist as questioning their legality. Currently they are in the business for more than 50 years. They have farms in Sandakan, Tuaran and Langkawi. All the crocs were farm grown and fed on chickens and fish.

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I bet many of you heard from your parents that asthma patient can recover by taking crocodile skins? Its not just only ordinary restaurant. YOu also can buy crocodile meat and some special pre-mix ingredient ready to boil from this shop too.

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I will say that, with the right combination of Chinese medication will makes you recover. I am one of them. As when I was a kid, I had quite a bad asthma and my old neighbor share with us the Chinese ingredient to my mom that have to boil in 8 hours with 4 bowls of water boil to one bowl kinda of thing. After taking it daily for 3 years, I have recover from asthma back about 20 years ago.

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Crocodile meat is actually filled with nutrient that with different types mixture of Chinese herbs ingredient gives you different effect..

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here are some of the facts.

 

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They have special set dinner for family available too.

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If you find that crocodile meat is too adventurous for you, then you can opt for their normal food item, with Pork, Chicken, Fish and many more available on the menu too.

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Axiety starts to kick in when 3-Variety BBQ
Per dish cost RM35

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Braised Croc with Yam (Ťä茧īÁĄĖť≥ĄťĪľ)

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Braised Croc Palm with Sea Cucumber (śĶ∑ŚŹāÁĄĖť≥ĄťĪľśéĆ) @¬†RM120

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The feet looks pretty scary huh? It just taste like chicken feet, soft skin that being braised for quite a while to make it jelly soft, meat is so soft that nearly plug out itself when hold up. Gravy is absolutely amazing that caught all of us out from our expectation. A perfect dish to go with rice.

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Something more classic is Tofu Croc Meat With Fish Maw @ RM25

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This dish Croc Meat with Spring Onion & Ginger being fried to¬†perfection¬†that every bite been fried evenly with ‘wok hei’ that its aromatic and the meat is not overcook. @ RM15

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From left to right:¬†Roast Croc Rib with Bbq Sauce¬†Ś¶ąŤúúť≥ĄťĪľť™® & Croc Tongue with Garlic , both are equally good and unique in its own way in texture.

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Tofo with mince pork.

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Bahhh.. Y are you eating me???

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Special 5 Croc Meat Combination @ RM120

in the middle is –¬†Salted egg yolk coated long beans.

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From left n clock wise: Croc internal mixed organ¬†loh-bak, Crocodile Meat Spring Roll¬†(ťĺôŚá§ť≥ĄťĪľŤāČŚć∑),¬†Deep fried Croc meat and ginger.

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The best part of crocodile is this part. This soup actually need to pre-book. This is the first time I have seen such a huge pot of soup. Its not easy as chef takes alot of efford to do it. A soup that typically takes 12 hours to prepare through 3 different double-boiling processes. Combination of Chinese herbs and special skill in preparing it are required in order to bring the full potential of its nutritious value.

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Croc Head Soup @ RM350 

Looks exactly like a crocodile waiting for its prey on the dining table.

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Looks scrary? Its actually a soup filled with alot of nutritions. A clear soup that you know you will whack a few bowls. I ended up drinking 4 bowls. This huge pot can feed easily 12-14 pax. There are no salt, MSG added in.

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Top Grade Light Soya Sauce Pan Fried Noodle is another great dish not to be miss. A special type of noodle that they friend to perfection. Not too dry, yet accompany by a bit of sambal makes it a perfect combination.

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Your meal will end with a complemantary ice cream which is a special classic type of home made commercial ice cream that I have been eating since I was a kid. Something that I have been looking to hunt for long long time.

Overall, the taste of crocodile meat taste like a bit of pork and chicken (in between) to me. I am amazed on how the chef able to cook this dish so cook and pair all the taste so well.

If you are up for something different from your daily consumption, I am highly recommending this shop for you to try.

They do sell Chinese Medicine Crocodile Herb which is good for asthma especially along with frozen croc meat, croc ribs, croc tail and other parts for those who wants to cook at home.

Do contact Andrew 0123233728 KL & PG and Jimmy 0127870087 JB.

Location:
Krocies Seafood Restaurant
40 Jalan SS2/10
47300 Petaling Jaya
Tel/fax: 03-78773229
(Same Row as Nasi Kandar Kayu)

Website: www.krocies.com

As food lover, I know its quite hard for us to hunt for good gourmet food at one area. We did come accross one section was promoted along social media that get to know Food Bites is being held at Jaya One is also a collaboration of Jaya One with Asianage Holdings to make this Gourmet food in Street style available. After carefully curated on the vendors to feature, finally it was these unique 9 vendors that got the opportunity to be feature in this section as Food Bites is also part of Jaya One Weekend  Market that happens every quarter for year 2012.

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As when comes into food topic, everyone is just excited as seeing a cotton candy like a 3 year old kid. To make this place a wonderful playground for alot of vendors to shine Jaya One act as a creative space for food lovers, as this is a place for the chefs, bakers and baristas to share their culinary in dishing out their specialties without need to have a high start up cost and yet taking care the customer’s wallet by charging them a reasonable price (RM5-RM20). It turns out to be a great food section as they are selling together with Non-Halal food together. Just a perfect combination ~

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Happy to see many familiar faces of food bloggers there of course no stranger like BangsarBabe, Evelyn, Me and Isaac, of course there are many more that I see.

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As selected blogger by BangsarBabe we were given some vouchers to try out on the food vendors as before that, me and Ken already patron half of the stores before getting it. kekekek~

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Food Bites section start along with the weekend market at 11am and the place was instantly flock with many hungry people as all the food were well decorated and it definitely looks tempting or you will felt regret if you do not have any of it.

Found out that most of the vendors do not own a cafe or a place to cook, as cooking is just their passion and some are home bakers as they take orders via introduction or website.

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One of my favourite that its hard to get nice brownies and more about if you are talking about alcohol brownies. YES, we are talking on ALCOHOL brownies.

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This is one of my favourite Ultra Fudge Brownies –¬†Baileys Irish Cream & Walnuts @ RM 9 as the look itself already tempt me to buy it. A perfect first bite is like love at first side, that it is moist, soft and the alcohol mixture is just perfect that did not overpower the cocoa taste. Generous with ingredient as every bite also filled with walnuts!

As I told the ownner, if she could serve it with a scoop of ice cream along, that would be the most perfect in such humid weather.

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and tapau 3 pieces more for own savory.

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As after I return back from my studies oversea many donkey years ago, during my working time in the cafe, I was taught by an Italian on how to savior my Quiche as I hate the taste and texture at that time, as once I learn it, its a dish I enjoy very much and its hard to find really nice one in our country.

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then came across this colourfull many types of Quiche as this would be my first time so see an offering with my flavours.

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all just look tempting as it used to be and one bite, instantly I know this is what I have been looking for, soft that can taste along egg and cheeze taste with mild ingredient after taste on each of it.

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We were quite sad as we thought we can roam around and come back for this Quiche and mana tau, came back at 12.30pm it was the last piece and they were sold out! this shows how good their Quiche is! Damm!!! I want more, would love to seem them back again next round!

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As coffee lovers, I just love the name of this vendor, Espresso Lab. .  Sounds like some R&D coffee bean company. Which is not as the boss are being cheeky with the name to make it catchy, they are actually one of the bean provider. . .

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The boss are just so friendly as the particularly the type of playful and get serious to business type. They ask me to try out their 2 signature drink that available for the day only which is Lady Gaga and Green Peace. Unique in taste and something new to me. ūüėÄ

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Along the stretch I also like this Panini bread spread as they do own a cafe in Bangsar called CRUMBS CAFE located in Lucky Garden. A place you could drop by to savior their lovely bread series!

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NUTELLA SMORE-MICH @ RM7 that is one of the best I have come across that is unique that it have melted along with mash mellow, banana and wide spread of nutella and well toast! Just heavenly

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that’s the young cheerfull chef that behind the person behind the whole created series and its just lovely!

(find out more about them http://www.cafecrumbs.my/)

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Ruby Montana Tart ‚Äď RM10 a slice

Coco Perry Tart ‚Äď RM10 a slice

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Front – VPL ‚Äď Vodka Pineapple and Lime ‚Äď RM6 –¬†An explosion of expertly blended combination of fruits in a coconut custard tart, lime curd and balanced with a shot of vodka.

Rum Ba Ba ‚Äď RM6 -Sugar and spice plus everything tasty encased on a square crystalized ginger in a molten rum chocolate ginger tartlet

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Ruby Montana Tart ‚Äď RM10 a slice

Macerated strawberries and cream carpet a Sarawakian black pepper cookie tart base finish off with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar upon order. One of the most unique tart that I have come across in taste and also must say one of the best too with the crust is baked to perfect and they used high grade strawberry to pair it along. Something that you need to try to understand as it might sound weird. Once you taste it, you would want the whole slice by yourself!

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next is the cup cake stall bake by this lovely girl with passion of creating unique flavours out at THE FAT BLOSSOM by Yun Ann which she got her aspiration from Melbourne, Australia.

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One of her unique creation is Earl Grey flavour as its not easy but she manage to get the taste right.

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Oh, if you are here, this is the stalls that many people would not miss cuz it was like an oven on the weather that day, as every one just rush and sardin pack this stall with one of the reason they offer very unique flavors for ice cream potong! POTONG is the name of their brand too . .

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Their Booze pop and which have beer flavour, wine is just outstanding and all of us were talking about it. The taste is strong and other normal flavours.

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Founders of POTONG Ivan, TeeReei and Victor are captivated by the simplistic idea of developing unique flavor concoctions. The trio only use the freshest, seasonal, natural ingredients that literally melt in your mouth. On this special occasion, these trendy artisan pop makers are bringing out the crowd hits to keep you cool. There are red bean, gula melaka, teh tarik, water melon fizz, Pina Colada, Strawberry Pepper and Choco-Nut.

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This is one of a busy stall too with its unique types of hotdog he is offering know by his own brand HAUTE DOGS. Guess what? Zainal have a day job as an engineer by profession and for his passion towards hotdog never stops him from creating his own version that infuse with East meet West too.

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This is the DAIKON DOG. It consist of a Teriyaki Glazed chicken sausage served with grated daikon (white carrot), bonito flakes and wasabi mayo. I just love the filling and the sauce, its a bit sad that the bread is a bit hard that it was suppose to be soft according to Bangsarbabe, as the guy prepared early and his first experience in serving such a big scale.

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These version of hot dogs just makes me going for more as I took out the bread and went for the filling. As the 3rd picture is Kimchi hot dog as when I saw it, serious? It taste good as it looks. . .

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as it proceed to lunch time, strong crowd just pouring into this section and every one just love the unique offering of the food at a very reasonable price.

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Frontera is another stall that offer Mexican delight that is well known for their Tacos and also their signature drink – Horny Margarita.

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At this last stall that we could not resist and die die also would want to try is this few friends Ryonn and Nick that came out with The TRANSPARENT APRON. These duo also call themself supper club which they serve a min of 4 up to 6 pax at any one time. Me and Ken are very keen to head to their home and sample their special menu for the day as they do not operate in a restaurant and only do live cooking at the home and serve you on the spot! INTERESTING!

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In their simple menu, they only offer 3 types of food BrB, Pork-Dog and Pork-Gy. . love the catchy name of their menu.

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See the stack of order they have as the are unable to cope with the sudden huge demand which they only cook in small scale as they took up the challenge today and kept us waiting for as long as 3 hours for their main signature item.

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They are doing their best to serve all of us and I would say good job to them!

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To keep our crave, we kick off with¬†BRB @ RM5 ‚Äď Be Right Back ‚Ķ. No no no ‚Ķ.. It is Deep Fried Breaded Balls of Bacon Bits & risotto rice served with Napolitana sauce

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Pork-Dog @ RM10

Fresh pork sausage on a bun topped with chili con carne and fresh white onion served with a side of chips

Pork-gy @ RM15 is the dish that makes us wait for 3 hours and if you ask me worth the wait? YES, certainly. . the texture of the pork is AWESOME, slowly braised to perfection ale cinnamon with root vegetable mash that nearly melts in your mouth,

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Definitely you guys in our hunting list for food as will will storm your house soon . .:D (Check out their FB Page – Transparent Apron)

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This section attracts people from all ages with kids enjoying everything too. Me, I just whack every stalls with Ken and other bloggers while we can ended up used finish the RM50 voucher and fork out addtional RM 30 with Ken to try out their full range of food.

Its very worth while that rarely come accross unique gourmet food that feature such talent in the industry. Good job to Jaya One and Asianage Holdings.

I am definately going to be there on their next upcoming one. Check out their FB fans page for more details –¬†http://www.facebook.com/FoodBitesPJ

Location:

Jaya One
Jalan University

How  many of you will turn down a review or when a friend ask you to eat vegetarian or organic food? For me, I its a new discovery, cuz often on the month of Nine Emperor festival its very hard for me to locate nice organic or vegetarian place in KL as not as widely celebrated compare to Penang whereby alot of vegetarian stalls are set up every where. Chef Lim Organic Kitchen.

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Nevertheless, I had the opportunity to visit Chef Lim Organic Kicthen, and how to turn down? I am a food lover in many ways as I always enjoy my meal and learn to eat and dine accordingly. As fore say by many people, organic and vegetarian food will head towards very mild or near tasteless food as one of the reason its healthy food. Never meant to be alot of taste, eat light and simple.

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Chef Llim Organic Kitchen open its door to public since last year September 2011 at The Scots Garden, Old Klang Road and it had starting to gain popularity among organic lover and slowly public are accepting the taste of it after learning the way to eat it and the benefits of eating healthy.

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A place that well lit up with some English interior to be spill upon.

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Many people have the perception that organic food would be expensive including myself too. When I see the price of the menu and what is being offered I find it very reasonable.

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One of the reason that Chef Lim Organic Kitchen gaining its popularity among many vegetarian and monks are the¬†fundamentals, freshness and healthiness are assured, long serving PURE vegetarian food where no egg and ‚Äúfive pungent spices‚ÄĚ eg: garlic, onion, chives, spring onion and leek is used in food preparing.

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Fruit Tea (Large) @ RM17.90 with a few types of fresh fruit being cut and blend then serve warm is something new to me. As mention by the chef is good for digestion and alot of customer prefer it hot. They do serve cold too . . Love the taste of it~

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Brown rice @ RM2.00 per bowl  that I often take during my meals on vegetarian. Surely it taste very bland and not aromatic as those white rice often eat at home.

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Cukawamee @ RM6.90, one of the reason its green colour that many people ask and thought its colouring but its not. Its the effect of  being soaked in sugar syrup and the duration makes it green.

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Golden Beancurd – Large @ RM18.90 –¬†beancurd that mixed with pumpkin, and ridge gourd

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something unique in the soup that add on some extra flavour is this dish . .Coconut Tomyam @ RM17.90

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Herbal Mushroom Soup – Large @ RM18.90

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One of my favourite is this Basil Leaf Mushroom – Large @ RM18.90 that had been stir fried till the flavours blend in pretty well . .

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Another of my favorited is Kapitan Fish РSmall @ RM14.90 that is well cook with the gravy is just perfect, not too spicy yet hint of sour at the end of the taste, clever to use eggplant, ladies finger and some other vegetable to make this curry mixture out.

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Yam Basket @ RM18.90

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Lo Han Chai @ Large @ RM19.90

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Kam Heong Mushroom – Large @ RM18.90 as mushroom had been carefully slices and deep fried first then follow by pan friend with kam heong till all the aroma blend well. Some of you might not like the taste yet the crispiness is there.

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Very seldom you will see organic food preparing Italian food because of the ingredient involve yet this caught us by surprise that their Classic Cabonara @ RM14.90 turns out to be good too, with a bit milky creamy texture, spaghetti is springy.

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This would be one of my highly recommended dish for organic or vegetarian as Fruit Pizza @ RM19.90 being baked to perfection with its slight thin crust of every bite with crips, dressing on top just match the taste of the fruits being finely cut and added on. One of their top seller.

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Hawaiian Pizza @ RM21.90 topped with capsicum, tomato and pineapple.

One of the reason their pizza turns out to be top seller as the cheeze being carefulyl source and imported from Australia and it turns out to be cheezy awesome!

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Craving for meat then Grill Beef Steak might be one of your selection as again, being well deep fried and special ingredient from the chef to make the texture taste good! @ RM22.90

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You will be surprise on the taste that how the chef did this desert without egg and milk. Mango pudding @ RM5.90

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This is what happens when there are 2 groups of people, as all being the guys are being busy by capturing all those nice food and as for the girls are all on a table to discuss on recent issue. . :p

If you are ask me where to get nice organic food, this restaurant certainly now being added into one of my recommended list.

For the dishes that had been cook out, I am totally impress by the chef little experience and most definately is because he is super young to be able to cook this kind of organic meal out!

Remark: please do note that this place is not suitable for people who have strong taste bud as you will find this place near tasteless, for vegetarian and organic lover, this place would be a recommended restaurant!

*quite surprise that they are HALAL outlet!

Location:
Chef Lim Organic Kitchen
Lot 2-47, 2-48 & 2-49,
The Scott Garden, 4 1/2 Miles,
Jalan Klang Lama,
58100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-7982 3395 / +6017-6534565

Business Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily

Website: http://www.cheflim.com.my

Being a food lover, I have never stop learning how to enjoy food as there are so many types of food available throughout the whole world, I cannot denied that, there are good and bad experience involve, but with middle east food had been growing rapidly in Malaysia, it’s a great chance to try out not until I get a chance to dine at this places was during last year when I was in charge to bring company’s client for Middle Eastern Food. Having the client explaining to me how to enjoy their countries food is something that I learn and enjoy. Not until recently with Sidney’s invite me, and I got this chance to learn directly from Joseph which is the young owner of this Al Amar Lebanese Restaurant located on the 6th floor of Pavilion.

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Al Amar is having their latest promotion with buffet lunch that is only available on Sunday.

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I just love their interior setting with concentrated by infusing Lebanese setting in it as Joseph would just want everyone to feel like home as he is. With porch light, tea pot and accessories imported back from the country, playing soft lebanese background music certainly add up the whole atmosphere.

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In this restaurant you will be treated like a king and queens with their waiter and waitress had been well train.

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Besides this area, the also do have the terrace area that located directly outside of the restaurant which is just perfect for smokers and those who enjoy the night view of the busy street of KL City.

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In just a short time within 2 years that this restaurant was establish, the restaurant had constantly improving and striving to success that it is amazing to see a restaurant to win so many awards, cannot be denied that their food is excellent.

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I have tried quite a few beers before, Tiger, Calrsberg, HoeGarden, Stella, but I have never tried Lebanese beer. I never thought that ‘Almaza Lebanese beer’ would taste as good as any beer out in our market. It is mild in taste, yet smooth and not too bitter that with first sip you get to taste the malt aromatic taste, and I find it that girls would love it too. . .like Witch, she is not a alcohol lover but she fell in love with this.

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I have always thought that this is a Halal restaurant and also Middle East people do not consume alcohol but I was wrong after Joseph explained to me. They have the alcohol that can make you ‚Äėcookoo‚Äô or crawl back and to my surprise, in Beirut they produce wine too.

We got to choose:
White wine – Blanc de Blancs 2008 – with a wine of 2008 could not be any good than this. I love it as now I have found the taste I like which is dry wine.

Red Wine – Les Breteches 2007 – The red taste good, smooth, dry and its like when the wine travels down my troat it had paint a line in it, as now I have found the type of taste that I like, which is dry wine.

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They have come out with the new menu.

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Every meal that we dine in Al Amar, ‘Pita Bread’ is complimentary, therefore you have to order ‘Mezze’ to go along with it.

If you were to eat it plain like that, it taste not bad too as it was served out from the oven.

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Then we start off our meal with Cold Appetizer or name as ‘Cold Mezze-Shanklish’, that is served with fine chopped tomato, onion, mint and olive oil. If you tear some of the pita bread and wrap it, it taste good, with the mild flavor of each ingredient. Joseph pause for a while and stare at us, then asked ‘arent you guys going to eat the vegetable’? most of us thought that it was for display purpose only and he said no, its for us to eat, we were like puzzled abit after that only realise there is actually a small knife in the basket for us to cut.

At that time Joseph teach us how to eat it along with Shanklish or Tabbouleh Harra, take a spoonfull of it and place it on the vegetable by wrapping it after that. The truth is, it taste much better with the vegetable.

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front to back – ‘Mhammara, Moutabal and Hommos’

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The trick of how to enjoy your simple pita with the rest of the appetizer is, tear the pita edge and then roll it into a con size, then hook up the ingredient as in full like ice cream and eat it after that. With the skin become solid and the ingredient is soft, bite it together its nice. I love Hommos taste.

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If you are a salad lover and would want to try something different then opt for their ‘Tabbouleh Harra’ which is one of their popular dish that order by customers, serve in parsley, bulgur, mint, tomato, spring onion, and other herbs with lemon juice, olive oil and various seasonings.

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Deep fried ball is what I see next, ‘Falafel’ is cook in a healty way, which it is fried with olive oil. It is crispy on the outside then solid in inside, then Joseph ask us, ‘why arent you guy s eating, try to dip it with ‘Tahini Sauce’.

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The whole aroma change, as the sauce is a bit sour yet blended in so well with the food.

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If you visit Middle Eastern restaurant for the first time, by ordering lamb, you would not go wrong. I just love their ‘Soujouk (Lamb sausage)’, the lamb had been grilled, till its very juicy in the inside, the meat is soft and tender, filled with aromatic lamb taste (some people might not like the taste of it).

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‘Oriental Rice’ was served next. It look simple but its flavourful with the spices.

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‘Batata Harra’ is another healthy dish that they have in the list with potato cubes been fried by using olive oil.

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I would say ‘Lamb Cutlets’ one of the best in the menu, if you are a lamb lover. Did not taste like lamb chop but season with their own ingredient had make this piece of meat and bone taste so aromatic. Juicy bones and sweet tender meat is something I did not miss eating more than 1.

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Rose Wine – La Rosee Chateau 2008
While eating, then Joseph asks us anyone would love to try Rose wine. Immediately I responded, I would love to have a glass as not many places do offer rose wine and its hard to find a nice one too. Joseph then tell me that, I am going to love it as I enjoy the white and red.

Bahhhh, he is certainly right, the wine is chilled and while smelling on it, it did not smell sour yet the taste is inviting. First sip, can taste a bit of the rosy taste, and after swallowing it, it’s a bit dry. Ahh, found my new love of rose wine.

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‘Grilled Fish Fillet (Garoupa/Grouper)’ pan grilled, with the fish fillet is soft then eat along with my rose wine, what can I say for, I am enjoying my meal.

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‘Mixed Grill including Lamb Mechwe, Kafta Antabli and Kafta Khishkhash’ is dish that can be prepared for more than 3 pax and up to 6pax. Every one can get a bite of every flavour.

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‘Kafta Khishkhash’ can be prepared in this way with Lebanese chili style, do not be deceived by the look of it as it does not taste spicy at all, I love it in this way that makes the lamb juice oozing out and the chili mix well and fragrant. I nearly had this whole plate by myself if Coco did not stop me.

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‘Baklawa’ is know as Lebanese desert made with layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey, the originality of it when I tried it for the first time when I was studying at Melbourne, I find it very very sweet, but this restaurant had tone down the sugar level and it taste just nice.

While we are finishing what is left on the table, then Joseph keep hurrying us to finish it up and going to show us something special for the night that will bring us to another dimension. Then I was like haaaa?! Puzzled a bit while still biting off my last bite of lamb, at that moment he told us that, there is actually one of his customer which is a very good drinker, first time when he went into the restaurant, the guy ask

Joseph, ‚ÄėHeyyy‚Ķ.what is the strongest alcohol you got?, I just want a Bottle of it! And he was like, are you sure, our alcohol is very strong! He said yes, I can drink a lot u know~ just bring me a bottle. Not even 2 hours in the restaurant, Joseph need to call in the bouncer to bring this guy out as he is drunk, and I asked him how much left in the bottle, HALF to go, answered Joseph.! I was like darn..!!

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Then Joseph pull out this bottle of alcohol called ‚ÄėArak Fakra‚Äô which is one of the well know brand in the continent. It consist of 53% of alcohol, ways to prepare it is mixed in approximately with a ration of 1 part arak to 2 parts water, and ice is then added.

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A bit milky in colour that did not taste too strong with the way it prepared and now only I understand why that guy is drunk as his formula is the other way. 2/3 alcohol and 1/3 water, if were to mixed it like that I think 3 glass is enough to kill me off.

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Me enjoying my glass of Arak. Kampaaaiiii~~`

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Tastes are a bit different compare to any of our alcohol, as some would feel it taste like one of the Chinese herbs. I had two glass, and Saucer 2nd glass, and see what is the effect of this making to him…keke, that makes Witch have to be the photographer now.

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Shisha with wine, just goes along very well. Flavour for the night is ‘Apple’

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Chateau Keraya – my new love. . . .
White wine – Blanc de Blancs2008
Rose Wine – La Rosee Chateau 2008
Red Wine – Les Breteches 2007

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Besides this great meal, we are celebrating Coco’s burfthday too… She had turn 21 and now she had the license to kill.

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One of the funny question that she asked us, ‚ÄėWhat is the best thing to do when we are 21‚Äô.?? All of us gives her funny all type of funny answer.

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With this wonderfull cake was ‘Passionfruit Cake’ which is soft and good. Baked by Sunny (BBO).

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me and Joseph

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with all of us. . . Witch, Coco, Sunny, Sidney, Ken, Saucer, Edward and Richard with the owner Joseph.

Thanks for hosting and feeding all of us with great food. We seriously had a great time and thanks for teaching me how to enjoy Lebanese food. With that, I sure know where to recommend my company client to dine for the next round.

Besides this, they do open till late especially on weekend, if you do not know where to find a place for a drink, Al Amar would be a great option too, with their alcohol range, belly dancing girls and live band performance and its packed during the weekend. Certainly I will drop by.

You also can drop by at their Express outlet too at Bukit Bintang. Al-Amar Express.

Al-Amar Lebanese Cuisine
Lot 6.10, Level 6, Pavilion KL,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-21661011
Fax: 03-21551300

Opening hours: 10am to 2am

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