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Ambrosia Wines in Taman Desa is one of a neighborhood wine shop that had been attracting a certain group to enjoy themselves in this little joint. Not only a small shop, you are able to find a large range of wines, at least 200 types of wines and 100 labels of single malt whisky, Japanese Whisky and craft beers.

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A few region of wines that you can find it here Australia, Italy, France, Spain and others. I find that their Italian wine range are interesting. Definitely there are a few bottles that is worth to explore there. With the regulars often hang out in the space, they have feedback to the owner that they wish to have some bites to hit on. Hence, you can order some tapas on the menu now.

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Occasionally, they do have wine pairing dinner.

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A simple wine place that offer cozy ambiance with dim lightnings at ground floor.

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Our wine tasting for tonight along with food pairing as these three Australian wines, Woodstock Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Sfera Shiraz 2013 and Pioneer Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 are ONLY available exclusively at Ambrosia Wines.

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to make it more interesting, head up to level one as there are 3 private rooms that you can occupied. All are filled with Karaoke system. You can host your private parties or even a private space for you and your friends business occasions. There are minimum spend of RM 300 and above to occupied the room with Karaoke System. Bigger rooms have different minimum amount. Do check with the manager there.

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Starting off our night with Woodstock – Semillion Sauvignon Blanc from Australian Region. pairing it with Mejillones Borrachos (Mussels White Wine sauce served with French bread) @ RM 18. Wine with tropical taste, slightly citrus and great to go with seafood.

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Tocino Y Champinones Espagueti @ RM 17.90. Simple and comfort food to go with red or white wine.

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Tocino Y Champinones Espagueti @ RM 17.90 (Shiitake Mushroom, Bacon and Tomato Spaghetti)

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Vientre De Cerdo Frito (Deep Fried Pork Belly) @ RM 19

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Costilla De Cerdo Fresas (Pork Ribs with Strawberry Sauce) @ RM19.00

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Moving to next bottle is another Australian wine of Pioneer Road Carbernet Sauvignon with character of ripe dark cherries, chocolate, and a hint of crushed leaf.

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Espagueti De Pato Ahumado (Shiitake Mushroom, Bacon and Tomato Spaghetti) @ RM 17.90

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Supreme Pulled Pork Pizza (Pineapple Pork Pizza with Bacon, Jalapenos & Cilantro) @ RM 21  The pizza crust was crispy and top with generous ingredients of pineapple, pork, bacon, jalapenos and cilantro.

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Pizza De Cordero Griega (Greek Lamb Pizza) RM 20 – A pizza topped with feta, onion, basil and flavourful lamb.

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Frito De Jalapenos Envuelto Con Bacon (Jalapenos wrapped with Bacon) @ RM18 – A snacks that will paris well with strong red wine.

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Pesas De Cerdo Frito (Deep Fried Pork Ribs) @ RM 17

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My favourite wine for the night is this Sfera Shiraz .This Tasted right from the bottle and also after breath at least 30 minutes, the taste and texture certainly makes a huge diff. More fragrant with dark cherries with hint of mild spicy and inteste taste and slightly dry after taste.

Location:
Ambrosia Wines
11, Jalan 1/109f,
Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-7972 6648

Operating hours :
Mon – Sat 3pm to 1am
(Closed on Sunday)

Ahhhh, finally a place whereby I can truely enjoy my dessert with quite a good selection, quality and reasonable price. I have always like cakes and even did consider myself taking up patisserie course to satisfy my cravings at random times. Nosh is the place certainly would be one of the place that I will be back hunting whenever I am craving for dessert.

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Nosh is one of the shop that had been just establish for the past 6 months and already well known to its neighborhood in Bangsar. The person behind this whole establishment is a person who have passion and love towards dessert. What can we expect is as below.

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A shop which is not really big but certainly a comfort place for dining with friends and family. To show you their passion on dessert, they have build a separate counter just to prepare all their dessert to ensure quality and freshness of their product. Not only that, of course other food are also available.

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 Some cakes available for you to choose from ..

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For some food, we started off with Smoked Salmon Salad @ RM29. Filled with Crisp greens tossed with tangy vinaigrette and slices of smoked salmon. Its something simple and light to start off with, little sour end of the dressing and the potato is well boiled till its soft. I enjoy every bite of it. Salmon is fresh.

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Next dish is Pumpkin & Smoked Chicken Risotto @ RM38 had turn it into our favourite. Cleverly play with ingredient with healthy option, this risotto, delicately sweetened by the pumpkin and the smoked chicken pieces  pairs perfectly well that are thin slice yet very aromatic, with little cheeze slices on it. It wont be too cheezy at the end and I can actually finish this whole plate by myself.

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Lamb Gnocchi @ RM38  is something that soft and filled your stomach instantly. Sweet potato gnocchi in a lamb ragout cooked with red wine is very flavourful and the lamb cook till soft and filled with flavor

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Before our dessert menu start, I was introduce by Ann to try out their chocolate signature drink, Trinity Chocolate. Chocolate lovers would not want to miss this as there are 3 special ingredient to add up this flavorful chocolate drink. I must say one of the near perfect chocolate drink I have come across, slightly thick yet very smooth. Highly Recommended!

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Chocolat Orange (comprise with alcohol)

Chocolate lovers will fall in love with this as its rich in chocolate filled with Grand Marnier-flavoured chocolate mousse, glazed with dark chocolate and with little line of citrusy orange. Slightly in bitter end and surely will goes well with a cup of coffee.

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Earl Grey Creme Brulee is one of the dessert that you must  not miss if you are a tea lover. Aromatic earl grey flavour yet did not overpower the rest of it and just delectable. – Recommended

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Creme Au Chocolate 

Baked chocolate cream paired with a tangy fruit of the forest mousse and served with a delicate crunchy nutty tuile.

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Coconut Panna Cotta

Something to chill on your mouth with local tropical twist? Panna Cotta – with addition of coconut cream, served with pandan-infused palm sugar and topped with a crunchy tuile.

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Strawberry Cheesecake

One of Nosh’s signatures is a pretty dessert,  topped with fresh strawberries and pistachios follow with French cream cheese, this  cheesecake is nice.

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Sweet Potato Azuki Gateaux

I find this dessert look weird at first glance then only further understand that its actually a deconstruct dessert that they have come out with their creativity. Green tea sponge chiffon sponge cake generously filled with twirls of sweet potato mousse and topped with rich azuki red beans.  Good for some one who prefer less sweet.

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Lemon Peach Tart

Another deconstructed dessert is buttery crumble with cubes of peaches, tangy lemon curd and topped with crunchy swirls of ginger filo pastry with a light dusting of ground cinnamon.  I love this too as its something unique that I have come across and filled with sweet sour taste.

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Walnut Tiramisu with alcohol

Another deconstructed version: rich chocolate sponge soaked in espresso and fine port wine, complemented by luscious creamy mascarpone, caramelized walnuts and generous dusting of dark cocoa powder.

 

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Apple Cinnamon Cake

Something warm and cold then Apple butter cake, filled with light cinnamon, is served with Nosh’s own gourmet vanilla bean ice-cream topped with crunchy sliced almonds on a bed of warm creme anglaise and for added flavours, a drizzle of butterscotch sauce.

This would be like a limited edition cake that is only available from May till June… just perfect for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations!

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Black Forest Pavlova with contains alcohol

Among so many dessert, I love this the most which is also the well presented desserts in Nosh. The chocolate meringue lusciously topped with a rich indulgent chocolate mousse, decorate with dark cherriesand fresh strawberries.  Drops of zingy raspberry coulis dots the design on the plate for a gorgeous presentation. Love the chocolate flavour with crips on the body and the fruits on top pairs perfectly well. Not too sweet and perfect to my likings. Highly recommended! 

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 End with a glass of Latte and Trinity Chocolate is the clear winner in their warm drinks.

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If you love ice cream, its actually made fresh by them and no doubt that all of flavors are good and sorbet its a must not miss.

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Hahaha, its pretty true though if you have not dined well. Feed well on yourself.:D

No doubt that I would highly recommend this place for cake lovers with their huge selection of cakes that made fresh and price is absolutely cheap with their quality that they have.

Choice of any 2 desserts:         RM19
Choice of any 3 desserts:         RM29
Choice of any 4 desserts:         RM39
Choice of any 5 desserts:         RM49

I have heard so much good feedback on their Brunch and now I am arranging with my friends to hunt on their Brunch menu.

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Location:
NOSH
7 Jalan Telawi 3
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur

(same row as Alexis)

Tel: 03-2201-3548

How many of you do you actually recognize this brand? Its a brand that many of us would want to get a glass to enjoy when we enter a certain function. As the world’s leading champagne House, Moët & Chandon takes an innovative approach to sharing magic and celebration with the world. Since its creation in 1743 by Claude Moët, the House has taken daring steps and created new celebratory traditions, including sabering, the champagne cascade and vessel christenings. The founder’s grandson, Jean-Rémy Moët, expanded into international markets in the late 1700s and Moët is often cited as the world’s first international luxury brand.

With just a few days away from Valentine’s Day, Moët & Chandon is transforming champagne lovers into artists by coming out limited edition Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, the most extrovert and seductive expression of the Moët & Chandon style. You can Express your inner graffiti artist and boldly declare your love with the unique digital experience and the customisable magnum. Tag your love, tag your Moët!

Known for its glowing pink colour with amber highlights, the assemblage of Rosé Impérial reflects the diversity and complementarity of the three grape varieties: the intensity of the Pinot noir (40 to 50%, of which 10% are red wine), the roundness of the Pinot Meunier (30 to 40%, 10% of which are red wine) and the elegance of the Chardonnay (10 to 20%). The use of 20 to 30% of carefully selected reserve wines completes the assemblage and enhances its intensity, subtlety and consistency. The flamboyant palate fuses intensity and roundness—fleshy and juicy at first, then firm (fruit stone), with a subtle herbal (mint) finish. The quality of all Moët & Chandon wines is a reflection of the exceptional diversity and richness of the House’s estate vineyards, the largest in Champagne.

So those of you going to Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Party.. see you guys on the 13th~

Those of you would want to get this limited edition bottle, just drop by at Pavilion from :

from 8th of February until the 14th of February 2012 only, at Centre Court, Pavilion KL.

For further information, kindly visit www.mhdm.com.my

Most of the time driving along using LDP, I could not help but notice this big billboard King Crab opposite Kelana Jaya Station, which is not a stranger to most of us yet I have heard quite number of my friends that they like this restaurant as so far I have frequently dine at Fatty Crab located at SS24 but not until recently got invited for a review session by BBO to the restaurant.

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Those that attend for the session on that night. . . . .

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I just love the ‘Achar’ that is well marinated, with sour and a bit spicy and its a great appetizer to start off with.

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‘Signature Long Ribs’ is something that we enjoy along, when it was serve, the aroma of it is so tempting till I grab a rib to lick and start bite on the edge, its juicy and the meat is tender, a dish worth recommending.

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‘Stir Fried Eel’

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‘Beancurd Skin with Crab Meat’

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‘Braised Pork’

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‘Fruity Deep Fried Chicken’

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‘Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables with Wild Mushrooms’

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‘Deep Fried Prawns with Vanilla’ Recommended

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‘Coral Beancurd’

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‘Thai Style Tilapia Fish’

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‘Braised Duck with Chu Hou sauce’

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‘Red Wine Baked Crabs’

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When you go to a seafood restaurant which is famous for crab, of course you would not want to miss their signature dish! ‘Creamy Butter Crabs Baked in Claypot’

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At first I did not bother to eat this yet as it involves using hand and I was still trying out other dishes, it was not until Sunny start eating it, and seeing the way he it is so tempting till I could not resist and jump in to grab the crab.

When I dig to find the crab part that I want, my fingers already covered with the creamy sauce and when I lick it, OMG! I was like in heaven. It was so rich in taste, creamy and I just cannot stop licking the crab craw. The meat is solid hard which shows the sign its fresh. This is one of the best butter crab that I have had so far and surely its a higly recommended dish by me if you do go to this restaurant.

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Then Dato requested us to try to eat with the ‘Fried Man Tou’ and without much hesitation, I just walap the man tau and dip it into the butter crab and I was in heaven, with the creamy thick sauce and crispy warm man tau . . . I just wish I could have more of it, and that makes Andrew want to have the last piece of man tau as he keeps staring.

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The dishes that were served on that night. It was lots of food on the table, as we finish everything up and lick it clean.

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During the dinner, we have a special honor guest that dine with us too which is the restaurant owner ‘Dato Marcus Kam’, a young man who graduated as the Chemical Engineer and with the MBA qualification that has burning desire in everything that he is interest in. He is also a speak in a lot of events, and we have learn a lot from him during the dinner, to him, a great business talk would not be perfect if without wine.

I could not deny that we had a great food and would be one of the best seafood restaurants to recommend in the area. *Non-Halal

Location:
Restoran King Crab
[PJ Outlet]
Address: No. 103-107, Jalan SS25/2. Taman Mewah Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. (Opposite Kelana Jaya LRT Station)
Tel: +603 7803 6999
Business Hour: Daily 11am – 230pm 6pm – 1030pm

[JB Outlet]
Address: No.1 & 1A + 3 & 3A, Jalan Harmonium 23/12, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor. (Opposite Tebrau City)
Tel: +607 351 3333
Business Hour: Daily 1030am – 230pm 530pm – 1030pm

Last week was a great week that we got invited over for a session at Mezzanine Bar & Lounge at Prince Hotel. It was more like a blogger gathering to us as it was the usual faces that turn up for that night, with our all time great host, Shirley.

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This lounge indeed a great place to meet up with friends and business partners to chat for the day as the place is very comfort and the people working there are very attentive.

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If you feel that you needed to be pampered more, you can just open a bottle of wine and cigars to makes you feel better, then Fidel’s is one of the place you would not want to miss.

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Classy, chill and relax with a pool table ready for your action.

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At Mezzanine Bar & Lounge, it serves a wide selection of cognacs, armagnacs, cocktails and wines, as well as a daily morning and afternoon tea.

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‘Fizzy Bacardi with Strawberries ‘

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We were then got a chance on preview of Venezuelan Appertizer which is happening at Prince Hotel this week. ‘Prawn Cocktail and Cheesy Stick’

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While enjoying our finger food for the night, we were carried away by Soul Intent with their jazz performance.

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As the jazzy performance started not long, we were mesmerize by the voice of their lead singer Ms.Atilia Sarani, the lead singer of Soul Intent, with more booze flowing down, some of us even requested some songs and only get to know that she merged as the weekly champion of Sinaran Passport Kegemilangan 92 and also one of the top 10 finalists for Malaysian Idol Season Two.

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With a great night like that, a glass of red wine, sit down and chat with the rest of the people is something that me and Ken really enjoy.

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A great night like that would not be fun without this group of friends, with some great photo shots that I borrow from Uli.

Soul Intent Performance
7.30pm to 11.30pm (Mon – Thurs)
8.30pm to 12am (Fri & Sat)

Location:
Mezzanine Bar & Lounge
Address: Level 2, Grand Lobby, Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2170 8888
http://www.princehotelkl.com/

Most of us we love Japanese food, like Sushi King, Sushi Zanmai, Sushi Tei till recently I receive and invites from Shirley to try out their latest ala cart menu in their Japanese restaurant in the hotel, Enju which being my latest adventure. When comes to Japanese food, hardly anyone could resist it.


If you need some privacy, or talking about business deals, VIP room is always a good option.

Not long after everyone arrive, then we were asked, you guys want any sake? I am surely up for this, who would want to miss that, enjoying a great meal of Japanese food and with sake definitely its a great combination.

Then we were first serve with hot sake, and this device caught my attention which actually the sake was actually heat up in this pot ‘Charcoal Stove’ and until at a warm level it was pour to a small bottle and only pour to the small sake cups. This is to preserve the smoothness of the sake and also the taste of it.

Ichinokura Junmai Taruzake’ @ RM50

Moments after that, we were serve with ‘Sawanoi’ a Cold Sake. Loves the design of the pot and ask Sid whether can I steal it or not. Lol~

Till now, I am still learning how to enjoy my food with sake without knowing what is the difference of Hot and cold which is like Red Wine, White Wine. For me, I just love the taste of both the serving, smooth down the throat, not too strong yet I feel very warm after that.

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Then we start of with a appetizer that was serve instantly ‘Akadashi Miso Shiru’ that are prepared differently everyday.
‘Tatami Iwashi’ is undeniable good that is grilled baby sardine sheets , which is very crispy yet a bit salty and the next thing came into my mind was how nice if can take it with beer.
This is how thin slice it is. RM 8
 

I have always in hunt to look for nice ‘Gyoza’ and this is quite good with well pan friend on one side yet preserving the ingredient soft and juicy inside and dipping it with the soy sauce is good. RM15
Then we went off to the chef there to see him preparing the sashimi, impress by his cutting skills that just prepare the sashimi in a very short time.

‘Sashimi Fuji’ was well cut and prepare by the amazing chef…
‘Chef Thomas’ and his sashimi presentation.The fine texture, and freshness of the sashimi when was serve by the chef, it was gone moments later and some of them did not stand a chance to get a glimpse of it. Its like now you see, now you don’t.
‘Enju Dynamite Roll’ by its name, you will know that this will blast you off. It had blast me of for this very the first time, I see a roll with pure ingredients of fish roe, tempura, salmon and Japanese cucumber. What have you notice? A roll without a single rice. Just by dipping it with the wasabi, gosh…it would be one of the best roll I have eaten. RM22
If you are thinking ‘Rock and Roll’ will give you a roll, roll it up as it is one of their signature dish with a great combination of mango and fried tempura (deep-fried tiger prawn). RM24

Just love the presentation of ‘Tekka Maki’ with a small rice ball and top with tuna slice and with light sesame shake on top, eating it raw like that and having a sip with hot sake, is just something I do not know how to describe. RM24
‘Gindara Saikyo Yaki’ is one of my favourite dish of the night with its smooth texture of black cod, with its small meat insert to your mouth, it just melt into thin slices to your mouth. Just never had enough of it and wish I could have the whole piece. RM40
‘Okonomiyaki’, I would say its a Japanese Style pancake fried in with prawns, tako, and the bonito flakes topping, is just something you cannot stop eating while chatting and have to eat it while it is warm. When it is cold, it taste a bit weird to me. RM30
‘Sanma Shioyaki’ is one of the diet fish they called healthy dish that with a simple grill and squeeze with lemon is taste as good as it looks. RM10
‘Shake Honey no Potato Salada Yaki’
Grill salmon with a bed of potato is something which I cannot resist. RM19

‘Gyunku kushiyaki’ @ RM15. Juicy and tender which is perfectly grill shower with japanese sauce had made me finish this by myself.

‘Tori Katsudon’ was drench with soy sauce soup base, which I was abit shock, that in my thought wouldn’t it be very salty yet it was not yet very flavorful. I hardly had any space for this but then still enjoying eating eat with the deep-fried chicken cook in soya sauce with shitake mushrooms, carrots, eggs. RM20
During our dinner, Sunny was mention on cold soba and requested to try out one. ‘Santen Mori Soba’ serve with a raw quill egg and watery soy sauce as I know need to pour onto the noodle and mix with it together then dip with the watery sauce. We tried out the first just eating it raw and then mix with the quill egg. Still do not know how to enjoy this dish. RM30
I thought our meal was finish and by stomach was bulging like 3 months pregnant till the serve ‘Yaki Udon’. Very flavourful with the seafood aroma. RM24
‘Ichigo Daifuku Mochi’ had always been in Japanese menu, yet the home made style with strawberry buried inside with the chewy texture and not that sweet is something that I enjoy. RM16
Lastly, a occasion that we must celebrate which is Sidney’s Mom’s Birthday with Sunny (Bigboysoven) bringing his marvelous cake Pancake Marble Gateaux.

On that night, we laugh, we chat, we celebrate and every one was feed very very full, till for me, walk also a problem by using my hand to support my waist to walk. Shirley, have to thank you for your invitation. See you soon~

Photo credits to Ken(thanks alot for sending to me) and steal some from sloppychic.

-= Ka Ching =-

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

Location:
ENJU Japanese Restaurant
Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
*Non-Halal

Tel: 03-2170 8888 ext. 8203

Opening hours: Lunch 12-2.30pm (Mon-Fri), Dinner 6.30-10.30pm (Mon-Fri) & 6.30-11pm (Sat)
Closed on: Saturday lunch, Sundays and Public holidays

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