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Previously when I was introduce to Anuar’s Fish Head Curry & Indian Apam at Lucky Garden, I was told that this malay food stall also offer great food. Decided to come by since I am on my way back to ease my cravings for apam. Yusof Tomyam is another stall ad the far end that enjoys good business at night.

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Its funny to see how the guy look at me while eating. .  I can see in the kicthen its operate by young malay chef and its quite busy in there with a few chef in a line.

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 This is one of a very traditional Indian apam next to this Malay stall that I am craving for.

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Since I was told that thier Tomyum and fish range are a must order then I ordered Ikan Bawal Goreng Tiga Rasa. When it was serve, the aroma of it is so fragrant and can still smell the freshly fried fish smell. The fish is fried to perfection that the skin and tail is so crisps that shower along with this gravy that is so fragrant, with light spicy and sour end. The more I take on the gravy, the more spicy it had become as it cook along with chili padi. NExt is  telur bistik which I forgot to take picture on. Egg fried in gravy that pair with my rice perfectly well.

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Here comes the Tomyum Chicken. Loving it as it has well balance of spicy and sour to my liking. Chicken is soft that they did not over cook it.

Overall if you are asking me where to get nice Halal food or nice malay food in Bangsar, certainly this is one of the stall that I would be recommending. Decent pricing and the food is above average.

*HALAL

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8/10 , Recommended for Malay food-

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

Location:
Yusof Tomyam
Gerai No. 13
Lorong Ara Kiri 3
Lucky Garden
Bangsar
59100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinates: N 3 07.685 E 101 40.124

Publika had bubble up with many F&B restaurants as it had become one of my latest hit place to hunt for food. After reading numerous blog on Fatboy’s Burger that I walk pass many times yet could not find many friends to go with until last few weekends. Some good review pull our expectation up on that day and gearing up ourself to hunt for this sinful big burger. The brand that originate from Singapore and now it had kick off their first outlet in Malaysia.

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A outlet which is easily located right above the Non-Halal Food court (Eat Food Village) facing their mini staging area. We were there early that day as 11.45am still yet to open and I thought it was close for the weekend as I see many customers try peeking in, to check on their outlet including myself.

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Well, they open 12pm sharp that day and instantly many people just dash in to get a seat for themselves and family members.

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Settings of the ambiance is pretty cute as the wall are filled with cartoonic drawings and I find that the seating is a bit like modern canteen.

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As Excited to see on the menu, I am totally impress with the wide selection of burgers and all description  look goods too me. Felt like ordering half of the menu. 😀

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I also got to known that one of their signature is from The Milkshake Bar for drinks filled with thick Malt.

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If you could not find any of the burger suits your liking in the menu, then you can customise your very own burger. This would be an interesting one on your creation.

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First start of mine with Vanilla Malt Milkshake. It was heaven when I first sip it that its super thick that you had hard time sucking it up as its serve along with frozen glass. Love the texture which is creamy from vanilla ice cream and milk taste did not over power it. Just love this glass of milkshake as I love mine dense yet not too sweet. RM 12Recommended 

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Onion Rings is next as we saw the serving on next tables look so tempting and huge, as upon our order came, it came in different size that ours look much smaller and more oily. A bit dissapointed with this @ RM 12

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Jamaican Me Hungry. RM19.00 – bacon stuffed pork patty topped with sundried tomatoes, chewy bacon, homemade coleslaw and smothered with mayonnaise on sesame seed bun.

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Well, this certainly did impress with the pork pattie grill to perfection as it is not overcook, yet can taste the pork texture that is a bit chewy and filled with bacon and I added on mustard sauce to perfect it.

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AS do not know what to order and came this sign recommended which is their signature is Fat-Basterd @ RM 28 –  sesame bun, extra thick double beef patties, extra thick bacon, cheddar cheese, fried egg complete with Fatboy’s homemade BBQ sauce

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Its a huge burger and I think it just fit me perfectly. :p homemade BBQ burger was perfect with egg and cheeze, sadly the patty was overcook and it is dry and well done. If it was in medium well, then perfect.

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Mahalo @ RM18.50 is another pork burger that we order. More like Hawaiian style

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Wimpy @ RM 19

 Since in the menu mention that the burger are serve medium well, on the day itself they all serve all Well done which is very dissappointed on the serving on the beef patties. Nevertheless, I can say that they do not have the consistancy as my friend went a night before, she said that the patty was done medium well and it was perfect. AS for the pork is quite alright.

Well, shall go another round to try out and for 4 of us to dine a total bill of RM150 I find it reasonable. I hope that my next visit I will request my patty to be medium as to be on the safe side. Would encourage to request rather than leave what they mention in the menu.

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10 okay lah for this round. . -stamped-

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

Location:
Fat Boy’s, The Burger Bar | Facebook
(directly opposite The Square and near Ben’s)
Lot G2-30, Level G2, Publika,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6 03 6206 1352
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am-10pm

One place that I do visit couple of times on my friends cafe in Subang Empire is Vanilla Place that located in front of Toys R Us, not till recently I got an invitation to sample a Chinese restaurant in Empire Subang Hotel, Di Wei. That make me scratch my head, that do a hotel actually exist in this shopping mall?

As I walk the whole building little did I recall there is any entrance to the hotel and only realize till the day when I attend this event. There is actually a hotel in the shopping mall which the entrance is on the top floor of the shopping mall that you need to take a stairs up to the lobby.

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Di Wei Chinese Restaurant is located on the shopping mall wing on the first floor. It is hard for you to miss it as the decoration is very Chinese contemporary look on the entrance of it.

This would be one of the Chinese Restaurant in the Hotel that serve NON-Halal food and you can expect nice pork to be serve as before I came here, my friend already told me they serve nice Dim Sum over the weekend at a very reasonable price.

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I am impress with the whole interior design that look so modern yet the touch of olden days is there. This would be the waiting area if its full house.

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This is what I mean with wooden floor panel and sliding classic door in between to create privacy for rooms

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or even a private room for you and your guest that they have wall of Chinese Emperor era materials display along to make the ambiance.

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They do have a full rack of wine to offer. .

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If you have bigger families or group you can walk towards the end and there will be a few tables in the room itself to seperate you and public guest.

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Open Kitchen concept to prepare some fried food and steam dumpling area.

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Steamed Shrimp Dumpling

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Steam to soften on the skin which is thin layer that cover the whole inside filling, and a huge prawn was sighted not long after a small bite. Dip with soy sauce and chili make it perfect.

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Steamed Siew Mai always serve as there is nothing much to shout about, but it is always the feel and texture of it as I just love this alot!

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Stir-Fried Soft Shell Crab With Dried Chillies and Garlic,

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Deep-Fried Vietnamese Rock Melon Prawn Roll With Mint Sauce

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This is another unique dish that being carefully deep fried to crips that the crust of the standing tower, with each bite you can feel the crack inside your mouth and the special mint sauce is mild that perfect to go along with it and hint of sweet rock melon at the end just pairs well.

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Steamed Cod Fish With Spring Onions and Coriander Sauce Topped With Crispy Ginger

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Cod fish is very soft and one bite you can felt the slices cut inside your mouth and with the pot being serve, it kept the whole thing being warm and I just finish it within 2 bites. 😀

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Mongolian Style Braised Crispy Pork Ribs in BBQ Sauce

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Lemon Grass Jelly with Lemon Sorbet

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anything with lemon grass jelly top with sour sorbet I just love it. some of my friend don understand how I love sour stuff. Its chill and very refreshing after all the dish we had. Satisfying!

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The person who is behind all the food in the restaurant is Chef Chin

Its another nice restaurant to hunt for and best of all its a NON-Halal restaurant that serve you best to all pork lovers.

Location:
Di Wei Chinese Restaurant
Jalan SS 16/1
Ss 16, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Opens for Lunch and Dinner Daily.
Mon – Fri
12.30pm to 2.30pm and Dinner 6pm to 10pm.
Sat – Sun
11am to 2.30pm and Dinner 6pm to 10pm

For reservation – 03-5565 1388

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

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. 😀

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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 – RM10 a slice

Coco Perry Tart – RM10 a slice

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Front – VPL – Vodka Pineapple and Lime – 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 – 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 – 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 – Be Right Back …. No no no ….. 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

Well, how often do you find nice food all under one roof? One of the place that I frequently visit is this new Eat Food Village at Publika that host many of the famous hakwer food from all around Klang Valley to be under one roof.

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The whole concept of the food court had turn into very old Shanghainese concept like back to the 1920’s. With classic wooden entrance, huge wall chinese classic painting on the wall will greet you.

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The food court offer cosy and huge dining area . . .

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Cha Time is available here too, less queue . .:D

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What I mean is with all the famous hawker stall  . .

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Famous Chicken Rice from Segambut if I am not mistaken.

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Famous Hokkien Fried Noodle ..

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Kin Kin Pan Mee that need to put alot of chili to make it umph

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My favourite Bukit Mertajam Yam Rice. .

Price in here are pretty reasonable that starting from RM 7.90 – RM 13.90 and it turns out to be one of my favourite food court. Most of their food usually sold out around 8pm as they have less night crowd. So do not be there late. .

*NON-HALAL Food Court

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, one of my Fav Food court ~ Recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location:
E.A.T. Food Village,
Publika Shopping Gallery,
Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
(same level as Ben’s Supermarket)

Opens daily from 10am to 9pm

I have never been to Bali before, but its a must visit place for me very soon after I have got tempted by alot of my friends on their great scenery and especially on the food! Well, since I have not been there, and right now we can get a taste of how actually Balinese food taste like The UMA. I have actually dine at this restaurant a few times that I just did not blog about it and I guess I should now ..

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The Uma which located in Kota Damansara next to the Strand that offers a great selection of Balinese food and best of all, its a shop that offers NON-HALAL food. The chef cum owner had work in Indonesia previously and decided to come back to spread Balinese cuisine to locals.

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The whole interior was decorated to get as much feel of Balinese as possible, with wooden chairs and tables, and if you prefer something different for dining, you can head upstairs.

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With simple decoration that put on the wall of scenery of paddy field, makes you feel like as if you are dining next to it and up in here, they do not have chairs, that offer to sit on the floor style with pillows for your comfort.

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They are reasonably price with the portion they serve, you better opted to share and it is advice that for a pax of 3 person you order 2 person’s meal. If not enough then only decided to order extra.

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Jus Apokat (Indonesian Avocado Juice) behind – RM 9
Fresh avocado & milk drizzled with chocolates! I am not a Avacado fan but its good, not too thick nor milky

Es Timun Segar (Fresh Cucumber, Lime and Mint juice) – RM 7
Refreshing cucumber mix with lime and some mint. Its the best drink among all, really a thirst quencher. I do not mind to have another 3 more glass. Highly recommended~ 

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Soda Gembira – Milky Air Bandung

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Roselle another refreshing drink . . .

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Yellow Rice – Tumeric coconut based rice
Saur Rice – Black eye pea rice

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Bebek Megoreng (Crispy Fried Quarter Duck)RM22

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Paket C
Main Dish:
Iga MepanggangBalinese Pork Rib is a must get item in this set, as it was perfectly bbq that the taste blend very well and juicy, and I sure do not mind to have the whole slab of it.
Kambing MekuahBalinese Lamb Curry – it was cook till soft, and love the lamb taste of it.
Be Siap MepanggangBalinese Grilled Half Chicken

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Paket A
Main Dish:
Be Celeng Base Manis – Braised Pork Meat in Kecap Manis as braised till soft, and fried till the kecap manis sticks well and eat along with yellow rice is just perfect, as it is  abit sweet and salty . .
Be Siap Mepanggang – Balinese Grilled Half Chicken the trick on eating this well marinated grill chicken is to tear out a bit and dip with the two condiments, sambal and the kicap there is just heavenly!
Pesan Be Tuna – Grilled Tuna in Banana Leaf 

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all the sets you choose in there comes with  some side dish and Condiments

Sate Lilit (minced fish satay)
Urutan (balinese pork sausage)
Taluh Sambal Lalah (hard boiled egg with sambal)
Jukut Urab (mixed vegetable salad)
Kacang Metumis (stir fry long bean)
Kentang Goreng (spiced potato fries)
Sambal Mbe
Sambal Matah
Sambal Kecap Manis

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As to end on our meal, we ordered  Es Campur Bali RM9  a bowl of Bali’s ABC brimmed with cendol, jackfruit, cincau & coconut. Something which is not too sweet and I love the jackfruit, if they add in more would be even more nice.

Our dinner was rather simple to order as in sets, a set that can just satisfy us that serve most of the authentic balinese food under one big plate. A meal with reasonable price and companion certainly we will be back for more again!

Recommended Restaurant~

*NON-HALAL

Location:

The Uma
7-G & 7-1 Jalan PJU 5/21
The Strand, Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

Tel:             +603 6142 2771

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Website: http://www.the-uma.com/

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