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[repost from year 2011] – updated pictures with all broken links.

In this neighborhood, I always thought that the area only I know is on the Food Foundry area that side which only filled with food to hunt. . never did I know that actually there is another small kopitiam area located on another side of it which is quite famous for its lunch crowd among all my colleague and one of the shop that they introduce me which is Hong Seng Kopitiam which is famous for its BBQ Pork (Char Siew) and also their Chicken Rice..

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Left office around 12.30pm where was told to head there earlier to avoid the crazy queue. When I reach, the queue is already up to the next 2 shop lot.

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Just a simple chicken rice stall like that which is only famous for its BBQ pork can attract many pork lovers out there. Roast pork hanging and the feel and look of it doesn’t attract me much, also decided to give it a try.

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Then we order the Char Siew of 6 pax, that comes in whole big plate like this with a bit mix of Roast pork and chicken was not in the list cuz they said its not good. BBQ pork is good, with burn end is crisp, soft juicy meat that well coated with their own special sauce and I just cant stop eating it. Roast Pork did not impress me that much as I had better ones before, as here the head is not that crispy as I like and the meat is quite dry  even though the meat with fats are my type just doesn’t give me a kick in it.

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Ahhh, this sure impress all of us, sour and spicy soup, which is quite sour enough that boiled till a bit messy with the ingredients and just lack of not spicy enough. If it had add a bit more of dry chili then would be perfect but no complain as their version win a lot of places.

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Then I saw next table order some pig innards then I was wondering where to order that, its located behind section operate by a old uncle that sell s porridge and I order pig intestine which is good! Chewy, and flavorful from the soy sauce he is cooking. RM 8 for this portion which is pretty reasonable. . .

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Our whole lunch meal comes to a total of RM8 per pax after divided out with 6 pax.. which is a good value and satisfy . . I would say, just attack the BBQ pork here, do try out others too if you like . . Just be there early to avoid the heavy lunch crowd at 1pm.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, quite okay ahh the bbq pork~ ~-Stamped-

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

Location:

Kedai Kopi Dan Makanan Hong Seng
Jalan 17/29, Section 17,
46400 Petaling Jaya
(same row as Sports Toto and Magnum 4D)

Closed on MONDAY

Operating Days: Closed on Mondays


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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. 😀

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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 – Sunday)

Price: RM98.00 nett (Adult) and RM48 nett (Child age 6 – 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

After much hardworking throughout first quater of the year and now we are coming to the last race of second quater, whereby another public holiday will be in place for us to chill which is Labour Day. If you are not heading anywhere during the eve of labour day, then you might wanna check this event out that will be host in Butter Factory especially for party people. Belvedere Vodka with dawn yang.

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Well, why not celebrate your Labour Day holiday with Belvedere Vodka, the world’s first luxury vodka’s, inaugural turn at Passion for Fashion 2013 in association with g Global Media and JM Productions, the event to rub shoulders with professionals from the fashion and entertainment industries!

Dawn Yang

Guess who will be there?

Hosted by models Gemma & Louise and featuring Miami Beach veteran and Pangaea resident DJ Patrick Oliver and blogger/ designer Dawn Yang! Under her label Lexy Lyla, Dawn will be presenting a special collection inspired by Belvedere.

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Lets party next week and see you guys there.

Charges:

RM40 (ladies)/ RM60 (men)
3 pax entry per purchase of one bottle of Belvedere Vodka

For Reservations:  call +6017 268 6566 or email [email protected]

Locations:
Butter Factory
1 Jalan Kia Peng
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

When back to Penang usually, I always wanted to go back street food but my friend always end up bring me to this kind of places. When they told me to dinner is at Island Plaza, I thought they must be joking till they said I must try this Japanese Restaurant – Ido Ichi Japanese Cuisine. Who can really resist Japanese Food?

Well, Island Plaza used to be one of the hottest spot to hang out 15 years ago before Gurney Plaza was constructed. One of a major place that most teenagers to hang out at that time, with many prime brands hosted there. Now they have gone major upgrading work to make it another look and feel.

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I got to know thru a friend that Ido Ichi Japanese Cuisine is actually under the group which Azuma Japanese Restaurant is also one of theirs. When I arrive, I am surprise by huge crowd and have to wait for 20 minutes for a table. Seldom will see this situation happen in Penang and its located inside Island Plaza, that makes me curious.

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They are operating 2-3 lots that make the dining area spacious with a few sections including sushi bar and close up area.

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Price here are pretty decent and I compare to another of my favourite brand Sushi Tei in Gurney, its pretty much similiar

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 Then we ordered quite a lot for 5 pax and started of with Salmon Sashimi. Finely cut and its very fresh! @ RM 28

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For rolls, I would say that they have created their own signature style compare to others and tried both their Una Cheeze Maki @ RM 35 & Shake Mayo Mentai Roll @ RM 30. Both are equally good as ingredient are pretty generous and I like how the cheeze flavour makes it more unique with their own light sauce.

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I order something new that my friend have yet try is Tenderloin Cappaccio @ RM 35. It was all gone after I snap the picture. Thin slice beef that cut to perfection, with shoyu sauce and mayonnaise with the fine cut that makes it nearly melt in mouth. Order another plate again.

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Volcano Roll is not the best I have come across as I have tried better ones before. Overall, the cheese and mixture of ingredient in it is quite not bad for a Penang version. @ RM 28

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 This is the fellow who always wanted to maciam maciam places!

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Sukiyaki is pretty good too with the soup base quite salty as what I have learn, flavourfull that serve along with fine cut beef slice. It will be perfect during rainy season.  @ RM 30

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Yaki Gyuza @ RM 8 both item is nice to go along as Gyuza here won many places that I have tried, by pan fried the base perfectly to golden brown and ingredient in it a bit solid.

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Both Fried rice are equally good and I prefer more Scallop Fried Rice @ RM 12. Very fragrant with garlic with wok hei. We add extra garlic into our rice to make it extra kick. Seafood Fried Rice @ RM 12

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By the time comes to this Avocado Guratan  we are all very stuff. Ended up I finish all this. If you love cheeze potato and some seafood this would be ideal for [email protected] RM 18

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Kimuchi Ramen turns out to be pretty good, mild spicy and sour end with thin slice of pork in it. Ramen is slightly overcook and if they can make it al dante then would be perfect bowl of noodle. @ RM 18

At the end of the meal, it was a very satisfying dinner with great food. If you are looking for some nice Japanese Cuisine, this outlet certainly would be one of my recommendation.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8.5/10 , Nice ambiance and great food~ Recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location:
Edo Ichi Japanese Cuisine 江戸一
G-05 & G-06 Island Plaza
118 Jalan Tanjung Tokong
10470 Penang
Tel: 04 – 890 3199
Business Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm & 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Thu)
11:30am – 10:00pm (Fri – Sun & Public Holidays)

While we were on the way back from our great exploration of a homestay that is located in Orchard Heights at Karak (click here), we were introduce by Major Ng there is a restaurant that we need to hunt on the way back we need to stop by Bentong right before into Genting tunnel if you coming from Karak, as to disappointment that restaurant, closed for private function. As for second alternative that we got introduce is Restaurant 126 along the stretch.

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Its a simple Chinese restaurant with plastic chairs and wooden round table.

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This is their signature dish, Pork Noodle @ RM 25 – as the pork slice being deep fried to perfection as every bite is filled with cracking sound if the pork doesnt soak too long in the dark sauce. Can taste that the yee mee noodle is more like a homemade version, springy and we ordered another plate of this with a comment “wah lau, can finish meh” ended up finish also. Highly Recommneded~

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With Something soupy, we  were introduce with mee hoon with fresh ginger chicken. The soup definately taste ginger spicy as they cook along with lots of ginger, and its very nice. Next round I would order less mee hoon more soup.

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Kai Lan with Garlic slice.

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Order Fish slice, with mushroom and vegetable.

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Wild Boar Pork Curry is another dish that we are enjoying with light spicy and pork being slice thin and cook to perfection.

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Second in our top list for the lunch is this Marmite Pai Kuat, well caramelize with sauce and its satisfying. Recommended.

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Who can read the bill please help me translate too. It comes with a total with this for 8 pax. Still cheap.

If you wanna make a turn before Genting, you sureby can stop at this area if you coming from KL, as this row of shop house is located right after Genting Tunnel and you have to drive another 15 mins down hill to find the next U turn. It would be another great pit stop for food. Recommended!

*NON-HALAL

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8/10 , Nice dai chow! Recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location:
126 Restaurant
PT3347, Kg Bukit Tinggi
28750 Bentong
Pahang Darul Makmur.
Handphone: (+6012)2251 894


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When comes to Chinese New Year, what is there extra? One thing of course there would be extra ang pau’s as we only take once a year. If its not enough then head down to Extra Super Tanker at Damansara Kim for extra umph on their food.

I can only say that I discover this restaurant very recently with influence of Pureglutton and Ken. They are so frequent that often saying how good that this restaurant is and its a must come, till last year I follow them for a special menu ordering that end up paying RM135 each per pax. I must say its one of a unique meal and very satisfying, that worth every penny of it.

Till then, we are back again to kick on their Chinese New Year Menu.

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This restaurant is actually no stranger to many business or corporate company and families. Most of them are regular here.

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Yee Sang with White Bait 

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Fried to crips and the ingredients use are very fresh. Compare to a few yee sang that I had, its pretty colourful but not this because none of the shredded vegetables was dyed. Toss and toss higher for good health and prosperity. White bait are fried to crispy that I just keep picking it up to munch without added in.

RM68 Half & RM88 for  Full Portion.

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Many of my divers friend are against on eating Shark Fins and it had begin to take effect on some restaurant that comes out with options. This is definately a clever creation is Mandarin’s Birds Nest with Fresh Crabmeat Soup as a alternative choice. The soup is thick like sharkfin, and fresh crab meat that is prepare daily that enhance the soup taste with bird nest make it taste like shark fin. – Recommended~

RM48 per individual portion

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Iceland Turbot in 2 Styles @ RM12.80/100g and the average size of the fish ranges from 1 to 1.3kg.

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Turbot fish is a rare fish to have in restaurant. Those of you have not tried would want to give it a try. Flown all the way from Iceland that makes the fish meat texture different. Prepare in 2 styles that the fish meat were carefully slice with the fish bone are all left behind and deep fried. Then can just peel it off and eat it like cracker. Cracking sound is all over the table and it was gone within seconds.

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What happen to the fish slice as it ended up stir fried with erringgi mushrooms and fungus. Fish meat are very soft and perfectly fried along. Sweetness of the meat is there.

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Those who love yam, then Yam Treasure Trove @ RM48 – Small & RM68 – Large  – is a dish you shall not miss. This dish indicates “overflowing prosperity” and in Cantonese it means (“Poon Moon Put Moon”!). Love the mash yam that fried to crispy on outside and super soft on the yam cook along with crunchy vegetable and nuts.

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I have eaten so many sea cucumber and I must say this is the biggest I have come across so far. Like how the chef do it by cutting the sea cucumber into half and pile up all the vegetable on top with fresh chewy scallops . Really suits the meaning of Abundance from the Ocean sailing all the way from Philippines. Imported sea cucumber definately wont come cheap especially seasons of Chinese New Year.

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Tiger Prawns with Chef’s Special Sauce (“Hee Hah Tai Siu”). Love this sauce as its slightly spicy salty end. To pair with rice is the way to go . . RM10/100g and the minimum order is 300g

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To me, super star of the night is this Braised Mutton in Claypot… that means “Hei Hei Yeong Yeong” (in Cantonese). Lamb were carefully chop into right small sizes with little bones along. Skin are quite thick and braised with wood fungus together with herbs and spices to cover the taste of lamb that many people do not like. Still the taste and smell of it is pretty obvious as I love it..

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RM80 for a big pot of 12 pieces mutton that enough to feed a table of 10 pax

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Salted fermented soy bean (“fu yue”) dip was served with the dish.   This is to slightly cover the lamb taste and the chef insist we must dip along. Perfect in taste.

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Lap Mei Fan @ RM RM70 for 4-6 pax and RM95 for 8-12 pax.

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Serve separately with pipping hot claypot then add on all the ingredient onto the pot and stir it.

After stir the ingredient of sliced Chinese sausages, waxed duck, waxed pork and liver sausages blend with slightly burnt taste of the rice, that make the taste even better.

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When comes to chinese desert, this takes up alot of effort that first clean the pear out then add in ingredients and double boil it.  This is Double-boiled Snow Pear with Hasma

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If you do not prefer set, all the dishes above are specially for CNY and can be order a la carte.

Their Chinese New Year Menu Price starts from RM798++, RM988++ and RM1,398++ per table of 10 pax.

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I have made my reservation for CNY 3 weeks ago and its running pretty full. Do give them a call before you head over as its usually fully book during CNY..

If you are asking me where got nice Chinese Restaurant that I know, this restaurant currently top in my list and its a highly recommended place.

Location:
Restaurant Extra Super Tanker
48 Jalan SS20/10, Damansara Kim
47400 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-7726=7768/69


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