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In the holy month, there are of course many restaurant taking this opportunity to run a promotion. One of a late discovery for me that I just realize, Bali Hai had open in Kota Damansara for nearly a year now. This is pretty well known brand for many Penangnites for its fresh seafood that available in the stretch of Gurney Drive. I often dine there, and till last week only found out about this place. Many people have mix reaction on their food quality. I still trust them my trust for fresh seafood.

-No longer in operation-

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Many of you that stay nearby would known this place is Asia Café.

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Now the whole outlet had converted to another Bali Hai version in KL. The whole interior and exterior is exactly like the branch in Penang.

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All their seafood are served fresh, that you can even choose your favorite seafood from their tank, to show you that the seafood that being cook is still alive and kicking.

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If you do not like your seafood to be fried, there is an option of BBQ.

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For month of Ramadan, they also running special package such as buy 2 free 1 @ RM 98 net per pax for you to enjoy on their seafood. They serve their seafood fresh daily with slightly different type of cooking style. .

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BBQed Japanese Sama Fish is awesome, well marinated and dip along with chef special chili is just perfect. I ended up with 2 fish. ūüėÄ

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Belacan Fried Squid, Shrimp with Chili Padi, Deep Fried Crispy Squid, Black Pepper Lamb 

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Clams & Hot, Spicy Mussels & Spicy Crab

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Some classic traditional kuih being serve too . .

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Fresh gigantic oyster are being serve along too.

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Squid with Pattaya Sauce

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Deep Fried Battered Prawns

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A giant platter of Cheese Baked Oysters

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See how big the oyster is. Nearly as big as my palm & fingers.

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Deep Fried Crispy Chicken with Thai Sauce

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Lamb Chops with BBQ sauce

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Grilled Skewered Prawns

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Enjoy their seafood as the taste is nearly the same as the one in Penang. Seafood is definitely fresh and now I know where to find nice seafood. Find that their price is pretty reasonable. Not only that, as for the holy month:

 

Ramadan Seafood Buffet

Date:

8th July till 9th August, 2013

Time: 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm (Monday ‚Äď Sunday)

Price: RM98.00 nett (Adult) and RM48 nett (Child age 6 ‚Äď 12 years old)

If you celebrate your birthday (with at least 10 of your loved ones) during Ramadhan at Bali Hai, you will receive a complimentary cake.

The best seafood promotion ever is this:

Buy 2 FREE 1

*PORK FREE

Location:
Bali Hai Seafood Village
Sunsuria Avenue, Persiaran Mahogani,
PJU5, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor

Tel: +603 6141 0033/+6016 461 2333
Facebook: BaliHaiSeafoodVillage

GPS Coordinates: N 3 09.223 E 101 35.423

Looking for nice Chinese food for company functions or family gathering? One restaurant the few restaurant that often pop out in my mind is from Oriental Group. One of the restaurant I prefer cuz of their food quality is there. Nevertheless, I believe some of you do dine one of their outlet, Oriental Pavillion in Jaya 33.

Well, they have now expend to next building with new concept & dining experience which is known as Noble Mansion in The Plaza which is Jaya 33 new building that located directly next to it.

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It is another huge outlet by them again as one of the latest creations by Executive Chef Justin Hor, inspired by delicacies of Shunde, the renowned food province in Guangzhou, China. Noble Mansion is a modern interpretation of a Chinese traditional mansion. The restaurant is divided into a few sections ‚Äď The Lantern, The Bamboo Courtyard, The Terracota Rooms and The Grand Hall – to elevate your dining experience to the next level.

Specially for this outlet, there are a few signature dishes such as Liver Sausage in ‚ÄėChar Siew‚Äô Roll, Giant Scallops, Fresh Water Prawns, Ocean Garoupa & other Seafoods in a Big Wok with Fish Stock, Pan Fried Live Australian Whole Abalone, Roast Suckling Pig with Liver Sausage, Steamed Live Australian Perch with Chef‚Äôs Special Preserved Radish.

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Upon entering their main entrance, you will be greeted upon and be seated at this huge waiting area.

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For big families you will love it here as their private dining room is pretty huge and was told can maximum host 3 tables as we are seated in one of the room.

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Some of the rooms even comes with karaoke set. Interesting. .

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Chef Justin did mention before as Malaysian diners are very different compare with other countries, that everything we consume must pair along with some sauces. Therefore he created his own signature sauces and one of the sauces that you must not miss is his Chili Oil. Ken took 1 + 1 for himself when the night ends and some of them too. I love it myself with its fragrant and not too spicy of it. Perfect to go along with almost all dishes.

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For a start we kick start with appetizer Zuchinni with minced Ginger @ RM 8. Something simple, with zuchinni is very crips and ginger is not too spicy. Love it.

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If you want some pork satay to kick start off with first then BBQ Pork in Skewers @ RM 12 per portion is well marinated and bbq with chef special sauce at the side that pairs pretty well.

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Smoked Vegetarian Spring Roll @ RM 8

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Premium Anchovies & Star Fruit in the Oriental Cincalok Sauce @ RM 14 will be one of my recommended appetizer to start off with. Its something new that I have not tried before especially to take star fruit to comes out with starter and anchovies that combines very well in taste. A bit sour with light salty sweetness end that makes this one of its kind.

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Nomally we have pig in the blanket and in Chinese restaurant this will be one of the dish is similiar to that, Liver Sausage ‘Char Siew Roll’ @ RM 16. Drench in its own special sauce before going into pan fried and the fragrant of the char siew has the taste of light smoky end, top with some sesame on top to enhance the light taste of it.

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If you do dine at Oriental Group often, I am sure that you know a few of their signature. One of it is Steamed Fresh Water Prawns @ RM 28 per pax. Huge juicy succulent prawn being steam along with organic egg yolk to make the sauce slightly creamy, which is just perfect that is not too thick. We drank the sauce till its last drop.

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This is another new type of dish I am getting, Steamed Ocean Garoupa with Shunde Style @ RM 330 each. Love the taste of it as you can see there are green and red chili being added on top. Steam along that make the soy sauce taste awesome, filled with light green chili sour vinegar taste with chef special season for red chili make it mild spicy. Perfect to go along with rice.

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Fish meat is so soft, taste sweet and fresh.

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Ehhemm.. How often do you see such a huge shinning piglet being place infront of your dinning table. I can count mine with 5 fingers. ūüėÄ

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We enjoy every bite of this piglet as its pretty huge. Well marinated from chef own special ingredient then slowly roast it. The skin is so crisps that after put in mouth, I can hear the person next to me on the sound of the crisps. The meat is soft and tender with fragrance of it so aromatic. A MUST HAVE!

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Before our next dish, we are given lemon, star fruit shots to cleanse our palette before next dish. If I can have 4 more shots, it will be just nice. ūüėÄ

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Lobster with Chicken & Pig Stomach in Spicy Sauce @ RM 80 per person.

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One of the dishes that not many people will like the whole 3 ingredients being added on, especially me and a few others we feel blessed as most of the pig stomach is finish by us. Done perfectly well, with lobster is fresh and chewy to my likings and the spicy end its nice to end with a little spicy. Optional, you can add on with their chili oil to bring in extra flavor.

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After with a lot of meat, I find that Braised wolfberry shoots with egg @ RM 28 per portion its very appetizing , simple and nice.

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Next dish is another surprise for us as Roasted Suckling Pig with Glutinous Rice @ RM 330 is another wonderful dish.

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Aromatic enough to make it as a closing dish for mains. Every one just attack on the skin first follow suit with the rice.

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Rice Noodle with Abalone Sauce @ RM 28.

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Sauce is thick enough and yet very fragrant as the sauce is being boiled and prepare for few hours.

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As for dessert, we are being served with Chilled Sweetend Fuji Apple with Snow Jelly, Ginko, Fresh Lily & Red Dates @ RM 13 per pax. A MUST HAVE dessert that the soup is refreshing, mild sweetness and I am enjoying every sip and bite of it.

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Angry Bird? Nope, this is cute little piglets known as Longevity Piglet Bun @ RM 28 for 4 pcs.

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Its filled with leng yong and salted egg in it to make it a perfect ending for all of us.

Of course, I do dine at some of their outlets and surely this restaurant offereing is another new range of food by the Chef himselves to make this outlet different from what they have. IF you are looking to dine some Chinese food with some infusion from China, this is certainly will be one of the outlet to pay a visit. Recommended.

Location:
NOBLE MANSION
1st Floor, The Plaza @ Jaya 33,
No.1, Jalan Semangat, Section 13,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7932 3288

GPS: 3.109636,101.638201

Operation Hours:
Mondays ‚Äď Sundays and Public Holidays
11.00 am – 3.00 pm
6.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Another new discovery for me as I seldom come to this Bangsar Shopping Mall. First discovery was a dining outlet next to this, WIP is pretty good and worth recommended the now after being invited to Nokia 501 Asha Launch with dinner incuded, I must say the 3 course meal of food quality is quite impressive at The Press Room.

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Pressroom is an interpretation of a vintage European brasserie. The emphasis is on simple Anglo-French brasserie food made from the finest ingredients.

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Love the ambiance, as its interior is modern European style.

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Since there are 2 of us so I order 2 different sets of dinner.

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I have never put any expectation in this dining as usually the food catering is pretty let down and start off with Pumpkin Soup. I must say I am suprise with how good this soup is. Slightly thick and creamy that good enough with well balance of taste. Not too strong or thick with pumpkin and well mixture of little cream that they are using. It was gone within seconds. One of the best pumpkin soup I can come acorross in KL.

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Casear Salad is pretty decent.

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Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spiced Chick Peas and Tomato Ragout. Fish is freash and being pan fried to perfection that the skin is slighlty crips with mild salted end along with fish meat is soft. Season spices chick peas pairs well with tomato ragout and fish. I put 3 of the ingredient onto my fish that burst in flavours. Loving it.

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Grass Fed Rib Eye with Mixed Salad and Black Pepper Sauce

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For such a place, I never thought that the Rib Eye is awesome. Soft and juicy. Serve medium and top into our list too for steak now.

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For Carrot Cake, its one of the best I have come across, moist enough, not too dry and the icing is not to sweet. Perfect to eat along with a good coffee

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Apple Tarte Tartin

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Latte for the end of the meal.

For a nice dining or catch up with friend, this outlet had fallen into my recommended list also. Price are reasonable. Easily RM 40-RM100 per head depending on what you are ordering.

Location:
The Press Room
Lot G110 Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Jalan Maarof, Bangsar 59100 Kuala Lumpur
(facing main road)

Tel No.: 603 2095 8098
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours : 11.30am to 2.00am daily

Among a few German restaurant that I have try, Brozaits still remain one of the top ones in my list. I have previously celebrated my birthday here 2 years ago (click here) and the food till date still remains. I must say the consistency of their food quality still remains till date, which I am impress.

Brotzeit¬ģ offers authentic Bavarian Cuisine¬†accompanied by¬†world-famous German beers¬†in a chic and contemporary setting.¬†Brotzeit¬ģ” is a typical Bavarian expression ‚Äď “Brot” being German for bread and “Zeit” for time, referring to a cozy meal complemented by fresh beer.

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The place remain unchange yet still one of a favourite hang out spot for many of my friends, which is easy to locate inside Mid Valley.

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 A few German Beer on tap for you to try on . .

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 as for this round I am here aftering for the tea time menu that offer more on Bar Bites selection.

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Before our meal, of course must try on one of their latest German Beer that offer to us for the first time which is  Thurn and Taxis Fursten Gold Beer, a Marzen style brew is crafted in small batches in St. Emmeram Castle using the finest German malts, hops and yeast. This beer is usually served annually at St. Emmeram Fursten Gold Marzen Fest but you can now enjoy it at Brozeit. Light bitter end and its smooth for our heavy palate, a refeshing pint for the hot afternoon.

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 Mini Brozeit Platter РCold Bavarian smorgasboard of obatzda, gouda, emmenthal cheeze, pork belley, leg of ham, pork liver pate and bacon spread served with a selection of German Bread @ RM 29 

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For those who want something like to go along with their beer, I would say this platter would be a great choices as its filled with a few selection for you to pair with. Cheeze & pate goes well with the new beer that offer a light aromatic bitter taste after it.

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Gypsy Pork Belly Roll @ RM13 is pretty decent as there are 3-4 slices of pork belly roll and its something simple to munch as for those who do not like meat then Smoked Salmon Roll is alternative option. @ RM15

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Seafood teaser @ RM15 Рsmoked salmon, seared tuna and prawn

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Pork meat balls comes with a few slices of bread to dip onto the sauce along. Slightly sour end and the meat ball is soft and chewy which is just nice. Not too heavy and can share with 2 pax if you prefer something light. @ RM13

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Breaded Camembert is one of my favourite, one of the reason because its cheeze and follow by the chef homemade special cranberry sauce. Mild in sweetness with sour end that pair with this very well. @ RM15

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If you prefer something simple then Sausage Duet will be spot on. For RM13 you will get 2 types of sausages one is pork cheeze sausage and spicy chicken.

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Comes to desserts, they are offering Cinnamon Sugar Apple Fritter on Vanilla Sauce and Orange Cream Cheese Flavoured Tiramisu. I find that the tiramisu is very unique as this is the first time I ate it in Cream cheeze as the traditionally its with mascarpone cheeze. Texture bout the same and the chef said its even better.

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Another unique creation is Crispy Chocolate Bacon served with Lemon Pepper Marinated strawberries with apricot sauce and white chocolate mousse. 

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When it was served, I was dumbfold for a moment and ask the chef twice, are you serious in this. He said why not, sometimes is good to have something unique in the menu which is pretty true, for me I would sure end up ordering as its something I have yet tried. Great combination of the chocolate with bitter and and salty taste from the bacon. I did not taste weird and turn out to be pretty nice.

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After all that we had 3 shots of Berentzen flavoured Schnapps , that turns out to be first to offer in Malaysia, that are made from natural juices of fresh sun-ripened fruits and Berentzen wheat spirit. Size is not the matter as the alcohol content ranges from 16-20%. We tried the Crisp Sweet Apple, Fruits of the Forest and Juicy Aromatic Plum Р find that apple is the best as it easy to drink, not too heavy and with fruity apple end.  It is priced at RM15 per bottle or RM60 for a set of 5 bottles, and for every 3 sets, you get a cute Berentzen shooter glass.

Location:

Our Location
G(E)-018, Ground External Floor
Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur

t : +603-2287 5516
e : [email protected]

Operating Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur : 11:00 – 00:00
Fri, Sat : 11:00 – 01:00
Sun : 11:00 – 00:00

Food can sometimes be very different if we are adventurous enough yet at times it can be a dissapointment. Recent discovery on something new in Bukit Damansara is this outlet called Maliqa Mediterranean Cuisine that serve HALAL Mediterranean food, and I must say its actually a hidden gem in the area. Open its door not too long ago already have build up well with many return customer with its reasonable pricing and food quality.

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 Also further understand that Maliqa in term of Arabic origin used in Persia it means a title of Queen Consort.

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From the meaning Queen and the interior designer which is one of the owner himself that design the whole place to assemble the look and feel of Persian.

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For welcoming drink, we were greeted with their Honey Yogurt drink. This is one of the drink that you shall not miss, smooth and not too sweet yet I do not mind to have the whole jug by myself.

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Something new to me is this Pirincli Yoghurt & Corbasi. It looks healthy for morning breakfast as I was on diet for that week and surely this would be a great soup for me. Something simple and the taste is a bit salty papperish end.

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Another soup came by is Spicy Seafood Soup

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 Fried Mushroom for appetizer to much on before the mains are coming over.

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Lamb Shank were good as the lamb were braised till soft and aromatic with their house special gravy and risotto is cook to my likings. Lamb taste is pretty strong and those of you who do not really take lamb then this is not encourage.

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Maliqa House Steak werent bad is just that on that night I find it abit over cook for the steak. Gravy is good which is light that did not overpower the taste of the steak. Its one of their signature dish for Maliqa.

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 Risotto

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One of their dish that must not miss is Turkish Moussaka.

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Cook to perfection that the cheeze on top is perfectly baked with ingredients in it can be eggplant or chicken, with the awesome special sauce make this dish irresistible. РRecommended!

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Tiramisu

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Apple crumble and vanilla ice cream

For diners who are looking for something new to hunt for, then Maliqa would offer you another great dining experience that is own by local. Its a HALAL outlet and those of you who keen to bring alcohol, there are no extra charges. Yap, NO CORKAGE FEE.

Location:
Maliqa,
No 49, Jalan Medan Setia 1,
Plaza Damansara,
50490 Damasara Heights, KL
(The row behind Aliyaa and CIMB Bank, past Chef & Brew)
Food served is halal

Tel: 03-2095 0002

I am very sure that many of you or 90% of you out there have dine before in Old Town White Coffee, which I have one in my office area in Jaya One. We often have headache during lunch time and when I suggested Old Town White Coffee Signature for breakfast or lunch most of them reluctant to go along because of the food quality.

When I received an invitation to review on Old Town White coffee food I am very surprise and why do they need to do a review since its pretty well know. Then decided to give it a try to check what is going on.

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Heading to Old Town White Coffee Signature outlet in 1-Utama which, there are only limited outlet and food choices in here are more.

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They event do sell your favorite coffee pack and instant.

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Menu in here is definately different compare to those normal Old Town White Coffee Outlet and pricing also different which is slightly more expensive.

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Range in here are 20% more . . .

This is one of their latest edition to their new range of food product.

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Ice blended range is very impressive which is totally out of my expectation. Flavors are blended well and not too sweet, surely for a price like that its worth recommending at RM7.90. I love their mint series.

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Garlic Butter Toast @ RM4.60. Sometimes I do take this for breakfast and its pretty much different compare to their normal outlet. Its much stronger in taste and the small of garlic while its serving already tempt us.

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Fried Dumpling @ RM5.90

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One of my favourite when I was introduce by my colleague during tea time is their  Curry Puff @ RM4.90 as she bought as many as 20 pieces to treat all of us. Its slightly pricey of course but when you have the nearest outlet then this is one of the obtion. Ingredient in there is pretty generous.

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This is the first time I see they do have Tomyam Rice in the menu and decided to try it out. Smells good and taste nice, not to strong of tomyum spices which is just nice and rice is fried with wok hei. @ RM 11.90

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Their signature item which is Supreme Rendang Chicken Nasi Lemak @ RM13.50

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Supreme Javanese Mee is pretty good too. Gravy is thick enough and well presented, surely I wont mind to order [email protected] RM9.50

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oh, this is the star dish of the night that caught many of our atttention, even with some say you serious wanna order this. I say why not give it a try. Came out every one finish this dish within seconds. For a Halal Fried Kuey Teow in Egg Gravy/”Wat Tan Hor” @ RM10.90 it taste marvelous. Fill with ‘wok hei’ with gravy just thick enough to pair along with the koey teow. Surely one of the best this in the whole menu and I did came back dine again on this dish after our review. It still taste good in this 1-U outlet. (others I have no idea) – highly recommended~

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Strawberry Snow Ice @ RM6.90

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Peanut Snow Ice @ RM6.90

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Mango Snow Ice @ RM6.90

 With their new desert on the menu not long ago, its a great addtion and among 3 flavours I like Peanut and Mango. Soft shave ice, just nice for our hot weather (opps not, rainy season)

Signature branches
@1 Utama New Wing

@ Taipan, Subang
@ Sungai Wang Plaza
@ Pavillion Shopping Mall
@ Solaris Dutamas
Location:
Old Town White Coffee Signature
Lot LG312, LG Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama City Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya.

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