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Often people have misperception or confusion when they see similar words. Therefore we are here today for Grand Palace relaunch, as this Imbi Group to make them different again from other restaurants.

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This would be my third visit to this restaurant as previously I was here with my friends for their Dim Sum session for brunch on weekend. It was pretty good .. Follow by my friends wedding here.

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Its a pretty porch restaurant and price on food are very reasonable. Its a perfect place for family lunch and dinner or corporate eating.

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“Earlier this year, we closed down our outlet on Jalan Imbi to make way for the development projects in the city. This was our first outlet, the place where it all started, and we were leaving. Imbi Palace Restaurant would be gone forever. This is why, after some thought we decided to change our company name to the Imbi Palace Group.” said Mr. Lum during his speech.

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Here we are, all bloggers under one roof and there are many of us here that are not in the picture. Like a happy big group blogger gathering. 😀

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Here is the ah tau, Naomi for sending us all the invites. Thank u eh~

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with Kelly – Missy Sunshine and me

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When we saw the menu, we were like whoaooo~ good food !

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Double Boiled Cordyceps Flower with Top Shell & Fish Maw @ RM28.00

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Starting off with something light and clear in taste, dipping the rest of the ingredient with soy sauce just perfect.

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Next is Crispy Golden Peking Duck @ RM70.00

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with the sharp knife cutting thru it we can hear the slight cracking sound on it.

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Here is the thin cut of skin that beeing cut out to be wrap along.

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Other ingredient is needed to wrap along with the skin into wraps.

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follow a simple step by 1,2,3,4 on the process of wrapping and adding in ingredient.

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Here you go end result. . .

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Here is the wrap and roll it, ready to put into your mouth.

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Right after the meal, we smell something nice and came to this area, only realise this huge scallop being pan fried.

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Pan Fried Stuffed Scallops @ RM14.00

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Its a huge scallop, juicy, fresh that the meat is a bit solid, and two prawns being pan fried along to make it fresh seafood sweet. Perfect!

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When we saw this 8 Treasures Truffles Chicken @ RM80.00 we were like, whole chicken?

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As it smells different only the waitress saying, wait, there is a hidden treasure in this. Once cut out the aroma inside the chicken burst into the air and makes all of us droll for it. 8 different types of mushrooms that has been infused with truffle sauce. Chicken is hung to roast that make the skin cripy and pair along very well..

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BBQ Broiled Spanish Pork Ribs is the super star of the night. Many of us agree that this is one of the best pork ribs we have come across. @ RM158.00

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me and Jason Mumbles do not mind to have the whole serving slab by yourselves as the pork ribs being season to perfection then grill along that the meat is juicy and tender, rich in flavour. – highly recommended

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Follow by something mild to go along is South African Dried Abalone @ Promo – RM 88.00 per piece

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Its quite a huge ass abalone, that being serve and how nice if it is being serve in one full piece. Sauce is thick as I like it, salty and the vegetable cook along is just nice. Abalone is chewy as I just put this whole half piece into my mouth in one shot then chew it slowly. 😀

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To cool off with our heavy food intake, we were then pamper with cuisine form Lan Zhou, GanSu, China. Ramen is shaved off a ball of dough and as such none are identical cook with sour spicy soup.

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to cool off our eating, Coconut Pudding is served as desert and a perfect one. cooling and aromatic with coconut in the jelly. @ RM8.00

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We have our snowskin mooncake. 😀

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The dinner served was luxury and satisfying. No doubt that this restaurant quality still maintain.

*Non-Halal

Location:
the Grand Palace Restaurant
Lot 6.39.00, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:             03-2143 1128         Fax: 03-2143 9393

Business Hours Mon – Sat: 11:30am – 10.30pm
Sunday & Public Holiday 10:00am – 10:30pm

Banquet 50 tables

I have been to Jakarta couple of times back in many years ago till this year I revisit the country as my friends wedding took place. I remembered that, Grand Indonesia had open not long ago at that time and my friend took me to this restaurant Crystal Jade which she loves it alot that located on the ground floor of its mall that was so pack with people and queuing up to go in few years back.

crystal jade (1) Since I am here again, decided to drop by at the restaurant again to have late lunch, reach here about 2.30pm on weekdays could have guess it that we no need to queue to get into the restaurant.  By the restaurant name itself, already known that its famous for Xiau  Long Bao and also La Mien. crystal jade (2)

Open Concept kitchen

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Price are very reasonable in terms of dining in restaurant here. .

crystal jade (6) Jus Alpukat which is avacodo blended that comes out thick and creamy with some chocolate taste. Rp 25,000 crystal jade (7)

Of course Xiao Long Bao is a must in this restaurant. . . RP 25,000

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Skin are quite thin and carefully wrap with the soup in there is just sweet. .

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Sichuan Lamian @ RP 40,000

crystal jade (10) It is not spicy as I thought so, filled with peanut and sesame taste that the soup is quite thick. Noodle is just nice. .

Overall, the food here is not bad but definitely better taste compare to the one in KL. Just wonder why.

Location:
Crystal Jade La Mian xiao Long Bao
Grand Indonesia, West Mall LG Fl Unit 1
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta

Phone: (021) 2358-0748

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 21:30
Sunday & Public Holiday 09:30 – 21:30

Just right before I went back to Penang for my friends wedding 2 weeks ago, few days before that I received an email from my ex-colleague that some one mention in a blog that a blogger mention Pulau Aman served nice fresh Prawn Mee aka Mee Udang in Malay, then as I am excited and decided to go explore this round, and to double confirm I went Google up about this place, surprisingly quite a number of bloggers been before since as early as 2008. Then I told him I am going during Raya Break, then he said, u sot liau..Raya who opening for you including Ramadan? I was like super disappointed but yet lucky to go back early and just ngam ngam a day before bulan puasa start.

In adventurous mode, so went back to Penang can call my best friend and propose this and timing is so ngam that they also do plan to go to this island which is just perfect. Woke up early on Sunday morning look at Google Map that to travel there is very straight forward. Just head towards KL bound highway then exit at BATU KAWAN exit, –> find Batu Kawan Stadium then just head alllllll the way straight only till and turn left at a junction. It is just about 30-45 minutes from Penang island.

 

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 Then you will reach this place with a huge carpark and we are amaze with one thing.

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Hidden deep inside here and a beautiful future mini port that just build up which I believe going to host some cafes or restaurant that over look the sea and Penang Bridge, shows that there are quite alot of crowds coming here.

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You can just park your car anywhere as you can find a spot and you will be charge RM5 which certainly alot more expensive compare to the ones in Penang if you consider this kind of place. . I guess its tourist attraction then.

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Then you will see this mini jetty that will take us to the opposite island which is known as Pulau Aman.

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This is the list of schedule and rates to take us over the other island as according to the boatman or the ‘penjaga’ there are no specific pick up or departure time. Just come to this jetty and just wait for the boat as they charge RM6 for 2 ways which is quite reasonable.

Note: the boat start as early as 8am (depends on luck as official start around 9am then last boat depart from the island back to the jetty is 5.30pm). IF you cant get back there are damm less accommodation and I would just wish you good luck in getting back.

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 my 2 best friend which is the 2 siau poh’s . .Collen and Nancy and cam whore abit while waiting for our boat ride.

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 Yayyy… finally our small mini wooden boat had is coming with the slow sound of engine ‘tutt ttuttt tutttt tutttttt’

 

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This is how small the boat is and maximum I think can transport around 25 pax.

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This is how small and low the boat is and I think I stretch my hand out I can touch the sea water already.

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 This is what I mean small boat and quite a lot people purposely travel there for fishing.

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 about 10 minutes slow boat ride we finally approaching Pulau Aman. Pulau Aman which is actually a small fishing village.

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 We are surprise to see here got a map to tell us where we are and what do they have, and best of all, we do not know where the restaurant is located. The island seems small in this map and if to walk, will take quite a while. Then something struck our mind, just follow where everyone is going, you wont be wrong. Either ended up in 2 places, fishing area or the restaurant.

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 this is what they have in the island for tourist attraction . . at this junction we took a turn on LEFT where everyone is walking.

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 they have road names tooo!

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See, I told you wont be wrong as its just a few steps a way from the Pulau Aman Jetty that you turn left at the T-junction then you will reach this RESTAURANT TERAPUNG PULAU AMAN.

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As I mention here is a fishing village and according to a few blogger you can grab mantis prawn and crab at a cheap rate. SO you choose what are the seafood you want then you bring the pale to the restaurant and let them know that you want them to help you cook.

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For being a virgin in this area, we do not know the rate of it and order Mantis Prawn and just 4 pcs cost us RM89 I was like .. kena chop already . . Then ask the other customer around there cuz I saw a big group of teenagers and ask how much is their price and a table sit next to us how much was theirs. Apparently there are 3 rates:

Small medium Size: RM50-RM60 per KG (recommended this size)

Medium Big Size : RM60-RM75 per KG

BIG SIZE : RM 85 above per KG

Please be remember to ASK the price and do not go on Sunday as very less boatman went out to sea to catch fish or anything,

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As many bloggers mention the signature dish here is Mee Udang, so that must not be miss and we order the rest of it. What is the different between Biasa (Normal) and special, as the difference is less prawns and more prawns. So I would advice just try on their BIASA can already.

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It was just 10.30am in the morning and its nearly full already.

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Here comes our order which is the signature dish of the restaurant known as Mee Udang / Prawn Mee malay version. I would say, the soup is not bad as you can taste from the sweetness from the fresh prawns and you just have to squeeze the lime to make it taste a bit sour. RM 6

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Nasi Goreng Udang turns out to be quite good too, that many stores that I have tried in KL on the road side is not as good as this @ RM6

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Bihun Udang @ RM 6 that this plate certainly beats alot of malay stores out there which is quite fried quite fragrant.

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 Mee Goreng Udang @ RM 6

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 Koey Teow Soup Udang @ RM 6

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 Our Giant mantis prawn and flower crab. The Auntie Charge ADDITONAL RM5 jus to steam on the seafood.

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 This is how giant our mantis prawn is and there is one even longer than Nancy’s face

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One of the reason not to order big mantis prawn is hard to peel the skin off as its shell is filled with a bit of torn and if you do not handle it properly while cutting you might hurt yourself. So the simple step for me that how I usually do it is

1) Cut the head off

2) cut all the legs

3) cut the side shell

4) just peel from the tail up to the front and just becarefull.

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After eating we had a short stroll to explore around what to see in this area and reliase that there is a Telaga Emas to see ( Gold Well) then walk for 10 minutes we find that its quite far and decided to turn around and also the area and the area is very Kampung and resides mostly malay here.

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Then I think there is a chalet here just 4 units. Then we head back to jetty and return. IF you ask me would I return, I would say yes, just for fun . . I will return again another round during Raya Week as the uncle said he will be opening.

What to order – Mee Udang and you can try out the Prawn Mantis small size.

Note: last boat is at 5.30pm

*HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, quite okay, because its fresh~ ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
RESTORAN TERAPUNG PULAU AMAN
120 Pulau Aman, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Penang, Malaysia.

Contact: 016-495 5125, 019-476 6125

Opening Hours: 9.30am- 5.30pm (daily)

GPS: 5.268310, 100.391495

 

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