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Coming to year end, what we usually do is hunt for nice spot to eat and drink with friends and family. Recently came across this outlet located at Bangsar Shopping Center, that had instantly top in my list of recommendation with a great balance of scrumptious food, excellent service, great entertainment and of course, an environment to die for. WIP at bangsar is one of a many favourite hangout spot

The name itself already very catchy that evolve from “Work In Progress” and now mature to WIP is short for “Whipped Into Place”

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Congratulations to WIP for winning Outlet of the year from HAPA-GAB. How did this whole quest stood up?

It was GAB set out on a quest to find the top outlets in Malaysia which offer the best in quality, service, entertainment and ambience through the inaugural HAPA-GAB Excellence Awards 2012. Out of 69 outlets from the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor that participated in the awards program, ONLY  4 of these outlets on the list have proven themselves to be the best of the best.

• Service Excellence – won by SOULed OUT Sri Hartamas
• Best Entertainment – won by The Beer Factory (SetiaWalk)
• Best Product Quality – won by Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine (Penang)
• Most Innovative Guest Experience – won by Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine (Penang)
• Outlet of The Year – won by WIP Kuala Lumpur

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Luscious cuisine featuring a hearty selection of Western, Asian and Northern Indian cuisine will more than satisfy the palate.

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Its a huge restaurant that have a few sections in it with bar counter are uniquely design. If you look and feel, its more like a indoor tropic garden interior like.

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For huge family they have a long table, that is sited slightly higher compare to other dining area and its a bit close up that give you privacy on it.

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Cigar anyone?

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Offer great selection of Mocktail, Cocktail and wine too.

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A great dinner of course my accompanied by favorite alcohol, with Strongbow, Guinness and Paulaner in presence.

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Find that North Indian cuisine are slightly different compare to the south, as its more usage of spice rather than spicy. Mutton Varuvalis one of the dish that first came out from appetizer menu. Chunky cubes of mutton being well marinated with spices, aromatic with bursting flavours. Not spicy at all.

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms – something simple is with this juicy mushroom and eat along with garden salad is just nice.

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Never knew that Mushroom and Spinach Pizza @ RM 31 falls into appetizer catagory as its  not small ordinary pizza, its quite huge to feed for 2 person. Made fresh with paper thin crust that is crispy on the edge, with cheeze, mushroom and spinach.

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I love The Chicken Chimichangas @ RM 22 were actually flour tortilla stuffed with chicken and cheese, deep fried and served with spicy tomato salsa. Well prepared, and love the condense ingredient that added in. To me, its like Curry Puff in Spanish style – Recommended~

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Kakiage looks plain, but with just only first bite, you will never stop. Something simple and the magic is the sauce that will keep you going.

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Every restaurant sure will have their special item. Well in WIP Espetadas are their signature item. Typical Portugese dish made of chunks of meat on skewers, seasoned and grilled. As right in the restaurant I was very curious as I saw many people order this dish with skewers all hanging on the metal pole. Presentation sure its eye catchy as already caught my attention from the beginning.

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Special sauces are created to match the right food.

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Lamb loin marinated with garlic herbs and balsamic vinegar, Sirloin chunks marinated with garlic and traditional herbs @ RM 92 , Chicken breast and chicken thigh chunks marinated with jerk spices, and Prawn, squid and fish marinated with olive oil, garlic and herbs @ RM 78

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Roasted Caribbean Chicken. A whole chicken thigh, marinated with spices, oven roasted and served with potatoes, vegetables and roasted garlic sauce.

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Branzino – Barramundi fillet pan fried and served with grilled vegetables, potato wedges and bisque sauce. Fish meat is soft, with a sign of freshness, and the sauce just make it more delicious.

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WIP’s version of Sang Har Mein  is  using deep-fried wantan noodles and fresh “blue-legged” prawns cooked and shower in a thick eggy grav.

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Another one of my favourite North Indian cuisine here is Chicken Makanwala marinated chicken breast cooked in hot and spicy gravy and served with chana masala (chickpea in spicy gravy), aloo methi (potatoes cooked with fenugreek leaves), salad, papadum (Indian crackers) and naan or briyani rice. I prefer this to be with Nan as its well prepared, as its soft and pair very well with the gravy. – Recommended~

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The Tropical Fruit Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert topped with dragon fruit, orange, mango and passion fruit with coconut cream filling.

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First bite on the crust of the pavlova, it instantly reminded me of kuih bangkit (Coconut Cookies) that I eat during Chinese New Year. Crust easily melts in my mouth.

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Another creative invention by their great pastry chef is this Trio Creme Brulee (Vietnamese coffee, passionfruit and ginger).

No doubt with great ambiance, services and great food quality that they have that won them this award. Surely its one of the restaurant that I have been recommending my friend even before I am witting this.

*Pork Free

Location:
WIP @ Bangsar Shopping Centre
Lot G111, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre
285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandar Raya
59000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel:             +603 2094 1789       / 2789 (for reservations)

Fax: +603 2094 3789

Website: www.wip.com.my

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.

[Update Jan 2014: close Down]

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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 “five pungent spices” 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 – Small @ 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

When comes to the word ‘Pork’ a lot of my friend would say, please please, take me to where is the best pork that they can hunt. Then one of the place that I have heard so much which is the best, legendary, caramelize, one of the recommended is this shop that located at off Jalan Pudu, behind Shaw Parade which is known as Wong Kee Roast Pork (siew yuk).

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This place is always packed.

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Then my friend told me that, this owner is actually a ‘Datuk title’ or a place mostly you can see political people dine in this shop and do bare in mind do not piss him off, that being a Hainanese their mood sure do swings alot ..  and me being hainanese I don really understand the terms but seems mostly older generation they do have that serious mood swings including my dad. Well, cannot denied that he really do good roast pork . .

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This is one hell plate of a roast pork that most of my friend crave for that they are only here for the ROAST PORK, with its SUPER crispy skin, perfectly well balance fats and lean meat in between, once put into our mouth, I just love the strong aroma of the well roasted crispy skin saltiness, and the fats just melts in mouth.

To enjoy this savory roast pork, it comes to a hefty price, that our bills comes to RM50 with this 3 plate of roast pork and 3 plate of rice. Seriously NOT CHEAP! Still, it attracts many people for near and far especially my boss.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, recommended just dig your pocket~ ~-Stamped-

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

*Non-Halal

Location:
Wong Meng Kee 王美记
30,Jalan Nyonya,
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.139231, 101.711308

Time : 12.30 – 4.30 pm

Phone: 03-2145 2512


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In KL, there are a lot of famous pan mee, most of the stalls they do have variety of flavours to choose from and I still like the authentic ones not until recently Ken introduce us a very kick authentic pan mee located at Old Klang Road. Ah Tee Authentic Pan Mee The stall is park under a very small hawker center which has no name but painted green in colour.

The recipe came from his grandfather that had been selling pan mee for the past 30 years and had pass down to the dad, mother in laws and now the son, had taken over to operate it for pass time, and need not to support their kids anymore.

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This is how the stalls looks like by the road side.

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Besides selling Pan Mee, he also sell ‘Home Made Or Kuih’ and ‘Popiah’.

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The ingredient that going to add into pan mee, just so tempting that I just cant wait to have a bowl by myself.

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The owner with the name Ah Tee is preparing our hot bowl of pan mee, I just feel that his hand is made of metal, that such a big flame and his hand is able to just right above it in adding in the ingredient.

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While waiting our pan mee, Ken order ‘Or Kuih’ which is very soft and filled with yam and dip with the chili sauce is yummy~ and the ‘Popiah’ I have tasted better ones before.

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One of the secret of this stall which is homemade ‘Sambal’ as there are 2 types of it; one which is not very spicy to dip along, but what we find it interesting is the one behind is recommended to all of you who loves very spicy which is the ‘flaming hot sambal’. Eat it with care, that might choke you easily because of the spiciness and once you got choke, you will be very high! Tears all over and 3 glass of water would not help you to ease it.

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This is our ‘Pan Mee’ and add extra anchovies for extra  umph! The noodle can be ordered according to the size you one, but the authentic way is to eat by hand peeling from the flour.

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I just love the taste of it, as it is very flavorful and strong anchovies taste as one of the secret that I found out was, he took the fried anchovies to blend it till ashes and while cooking till the end, he added it in and stir to dilute the ash anchovies to blend into the soup, then add in the marinated pork slices.

Next step, you can either eat or dip along with the flaming hot sambal or add the sambal into the soup to make you sweat all over and tears flowing out.

As the stall operates by himself, he sell ‘Tong Sui’ only or you can order some drink by the coffee shop next to it.

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‘Fu Chuk yi Mai’

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Cannot deny that, this is one of the best Authentic Pan Mee that I have eaten so far, and we have went back a few rounds continuously after that, as it was rainy season and eating a bowl of hot  aromatic pan mee is hard to resist as RM 5 for a big bowl is very cheap.

Recommended~

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, veli good, Recommended ~ -Stamped-

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

*closed on Thursday~

*NON-Halal

Location:

Ah Tee Authentic Pan Mee
Jalan Klang Lama
direction from (puchong towards Mid Valley Direction)
After pass thru NPE highway bridge, look at left instantly and look out for AmBank on your left – there will be a very small hawker center. It is there.
Directly infront of restaurant Chee Meng Kai Fun

– before Honda Serive Center

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fire of conscience

Genre: Action/ Drama

Another Hong Kong movie, a cop mastermind coordinating a robbery to steal drugs from the police force to pay off his debt in investment. With a lot of cases and investigation that leads another cop to this mastermind.

The movie so so only not as I expected as good as it is to be. Can watch it during movie day or DVD also can la~

— Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped —

Overall ratings 6/10, so so la~~~

— The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk —

Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller

From the director itself had created and make a lot people anticipated this movie and now it has become the talk in town and at last I manage to get my ticket to watch it in 3-D when I was at Penang, with a lot of good reviews and even some of my friend wanted to watch it 2nd and 3rd time still alright with it, just like what he had did on the effect of Titanic.

With the source of the people trying to get the raw expensive material which is just directly below the tree of the Avatar and human had created themselves a lot of avatar to get in touch and persuade them to move out from that area before the human takes action. Things turns ugly when one of the commander trying to use the hard way and from the all the actions begins.

3-D has a lot of great effects that did not watch any penny of it indeed I would recommend to watch it in 3-D too. Great movie to watch so far for Christmas season.

— Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped —

Overall ratings 10/10, Love the effect,and a must watch movie….~

— The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk —

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