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Its been a while since I last had my Thai meal and this round decided to head Imperial Chakri Palace. According to my friend, he mention that how did the word Imperial Chakri Palace came about was they hire a lady chef from Thailand and she used to work in the Thai Palace Kitchen as a cook and then was brought in my this company to make a royal type cuisine here. That is how the name Chackri Palace Royal Thai Cuisine came about.

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Not only that, the restaurant had gain its reputation over the years had they had been going strong for more than 10 years with improvise taste and food that had attracted many locals and foreigners back to this restaurant. Consistency is they main key for them to win back many loyal customer, afterall this restaurant serve HALAL Thai Food.

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The whole ambiance been decorated with royal colours as yellow is the usual, that provide comfortable dining . .

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Fresh Coconut @ RM10.50

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Mieang Kam is one type of traditional food to start off with as appetizer. Serve along with 7 types of ingredient and what you need to do is take a piece of leave follow by spreading the shrimp paste which is a must as its thick and aromatic, then sprinkle with all the ingredient that you like. @ RM19.90

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For me, I have added everything the have then roll it and stuff the whole thing in your mouth under one bite. Taste? Just perfect.

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Yam Ma Moung, I would call it Kerabu Mango Salad. Finely slice marinated mango with some added chili, peanuts. Usually being order along for us to open up our appetite with the sourish taste and hint of spiciness at the end. @ RM18.00

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Chakri Four Seasons @ RM39.90 – Thai fish cake, spring roll, sweet and spicy chicken, mixed fruit salad and crispy prawn

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Super star in there, is the fish cake as its stuff with spices and the homemade fish patty is just soft nicely fried.

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Tom Yam Talay is known as one of their signature dish in the restaurant, as the clear version is actually Bangkok style. As always the clear version is lighter in taste and just nice for those who cant really handle spicy soup as its more towards sourish. RM10.50

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Gai How Bai Tuey known to us as pandan leaves fried chicken @ RM21

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Khow Ob Sapparod known as pineapple fried rice that serve for 4 [email protected] RM55.00

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Gaeng Keaw Wan Gai – thai Green Curry as I find that its a bit too milky for me as the rest quite like it. @ RM21.00

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Broccoli Phad Head Hom a simple stir fried vegetable with oyster sauce and garlic that pair with my pineapple fried rice well. @ RM26.00

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One of my favorite dish for the night is Gung Phad Choo Chee fried to perfection with peanut sauce, mild spicy along and gravy is a bit thick to my liking as the shrimp is fresh and one of a unique dish of thai I came across and I ate most of this by myself. 🙂 – Recommended if you love peanut gravy. @ RM20.90

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Pla Nueng Ma Now – steam fish with sauce of clear lime, chilli and garlic @ RM68.00

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Another favourite of mine for the night is Phad Thai Gung Sod – Fried Thai noodle with prawns, crushed peanut and chilli powder as I know not many places can cook this well, as I have learn to eat in Thai that taste of it head towards more on a bit sweet and sour then add myself with chili flakes to tone the spiciness up. The noodle is flat, well fried and chewy as my liking. @ RM18.90

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Ai Tim Tab Tim Krobhomemade red ruby water chestnut, sago, jackfruits and vanilla ice cream, served with icy coconut milk in fresh coconut shell @ RM15.00

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Best of all all their food are healthy. NO Added Msg, Low Cholesterol Oil, NO coloring and No preservative.

Location:
Imperial Chackri Palace
Lot 417B, Level 4,
Suria KLCC Shopping Centre,
Kuala Lumpur City Center,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, MY

Tel : 03-2382 7788 / 0128
Fax : 03-2382 0269

Laksa Beras? or translate it into Rice Laksa? Doesnt sound right . .:D Anyway, as my understanding is that Laksa Beras is made of rice flour in a certain mold and comes out with this silky smooth laksa noodle. Every chef have their own secret recepi to make it better when the noodle boil in the hot water it doesnt break.

So my friend decided to bring me to one of her favourite malay laksa stall over the past weekend that its called Laksa Beras. They have been a regular customer since when she was a kid. This hidden  stall started off with family business and as it gains its popularity around the area, many stalls had open up as most of the stalls along the road or around the area are related to them as in either relatives or cousins. I think there would be handfull more than 5-8 stalls along the road.

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To reach here, along the road heading off from Bukit Mertajam, Penang to this road, spot for a Police station on your right and head straight then next is to spot on this few buildings that I have taken with blue roof top which is very obvious that is hard to be miss.

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The stall is located next to the blue roof top building . . . I would say the stall is pretty hidden and you can drive pass by without realizing it as right infront it would be a small curving road.

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A business operated from their parents and now taking over by their kids is one of the popular stalls among the neighborhood in the area.

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What is the difference between Laksa Beras and Penang Asam Laksa as the ingredient cook in it is similiar but taste came out is quite different.

Penang Asam Laksa you can taste sourness and especially there are people who love to put alot of shrimp paste (heh koh) in it, spicy at the end and turns out to be many people’s Favourite.

Laksa Beras or I called it Malay Laksa is another version of laksa I love to eat especially during Pasar Ramadan month. The soup base is a bit clear, sour bitter at the end, and the fish they had it slice or mince it and cook.

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Price is pretty cheap as SPecial for RM 3 and Normal for RM1.80. Its hard to find a portion like that in that kind of pricing.

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As mention by my friend, she help me order Special which is their signature.

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This is the plate of Laksa Beras Special @ RM 3

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One thing I agree with my friend is the texture of the Laksa Beras noodle is super smooth and hardly come across this kind of texture and according to her it is made fresh by the family itself. In the special it comes with cucur udang and dip for a while and eat it is pretty good.

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Soup base is a bit clear or mild in taste as this is what the family recepi is, a bit sour bitter at the end, and the soup can just drink a lot. I did not finish my noodle as this is the 3rd stop for the morning itself. So its pretty much and one thing I did is I finish the soup. which is something different.

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This place if you ask me to go again, I will be a bit lost and they do not have the exact location as they told me to watch out for landmark only as insert in my post. Happy hunting to this Laksa Beras Place as I would rate it nice malay Laksa. It is advise to go early as at times the finish out early.

Its one of the road heading off from Bukit Mertajam to lead here.

*Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, pretty good, worth a try ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Laksa Beras
Jalan Kumbang Semang,
Kubang Semang,
Penang.

Tel: 019-521 3452

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Closed on Friday

If you are looking for a kopitiam with standard nice food to eat, I would say Kedai Makanan O & S would be one of the best neigbourhood kopitiam that served alot of nice hawker food. I have been here many times with my collegue which they rate one of their favourite kopitiam and always have to reach here before the super peak lunch time 1pm which will flock by most people that work around the area. I have nearly tried the food range at this coffee shop and I only took picture once just to share on that it . .

You have to stare at the person that sitting at the table to ask them eat faster, its my turn to sit and eat those kind of atmosphere. If you want to get a place easily in this coffee shop, just come after 1.45pm where most of the office people have to go back to work.

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Beef Ball Noodle apparently turns out not bad, that clear in soup base and I love mine to have a mixture of all parts in my bowl. The soup is a bit sweet with reddish taste which can be told that had been boil for quite some time. The beef meat is soft and love mine to dip with their own homemade chili sauce. Not bad for a quality like that, can give it a try .. RM 6

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A few times I walked pass this Char Koey Teow stall that fried till very aromatic and smells so good, then decided to order, it smells nice, not in taste as its  a bit blend and texture is a bit moist which I prefer it to be a bit more dry.

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If you are craving for Penang Laksa, this would be one of the recommended place to stop your crave from Penang. Fish meat chucks with strong blend of fish meat in the soup base is soury, and a bit spicy , add on with the ‘har kou’ would be just nice. One of my collegue favourite.

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Next is this Chee Cheong Fun stall which have a bit similar taste of my Penang favourite style with thick shrimp paste style add on with sesame and fried onions . . Taste very nice at first, but till the end I find it a bit salty, well, my colleague they all love it . .

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Another dish to recommend is this Yeong Tau Fu Stall that you can see many tables or at least 8/10 tables will order this. Sweet in soup base and the fried ‘sui kau’ is a must order that crispy edge and stuff with mince meat is good!

One of the crowds favourite which I did not take picture is Penang Prawn Mee or Har Mee which is one of the best that I have eaten so far in PJ or KL, with the soup is sweet with prawn shell and pai kuat taste, that you can add on extra ingredient like Penang style. starts from RM4 which is highly recommended~

If you are craving for some Penang food or hawker food, then o n s kopitiam would be one of the Kopitiam I would recommend to stop on your crave.. .  Do look out for their Penang Prawn Mee and Laksa. .

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad ahh~ ~-Stamped-

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

*NON-Halal

Location:
O & S Coffee Shop
39, Jalan 20/14,
Paramount Gardens, 46300 Petaling Jaya
(directly opposite Caltex)

GPS Coordinates: N3 06.469 E101 37.501


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The name itself that makes me even more delighted to try out this shop. It is one of the new shop that had entered the busy little area of Kota Damansara. Rogers Delight is one of the shop that offer Nyonya Cuisine and a bit of own cook home recipe with the chef had more than 30 years of experience in US and being a person had retired and came back to Malaysia not that long, he still have the strong passion in cooking, inherite cooking from parents and preparing good food for people, that is where the new shop is born.

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The shop is just located a few shops away from Snowflakes.

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The dining area is definately very cosy with bright yellow orangy lights, filled with wooden tables and chairs.

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To get your heads off for the day to make your face squirk a bit, try out their ‘Sour Plum Drink (kat chai suen mui)’ RM 5 for such a big glass and we find it worth the price with the thick blend of sour plum in it.

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The very first dish was served ‘Lady finger with shrimp paste’ the aroma seriously caught our attention, with the paste had been fried till abit dry n very aromatic.  RM8 (S)  RM15 (B)

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Their signature dish ‘Special Curry Duck with Yam’ is best to order 2-3 hours before the meal to get the best out of it, as the duck will be slowly cook in this claypot along with the curry to ensure the softness and tenderness of the meat blend well with the yam.  RM18 (S)  RM40 (B)

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‘Curry Fish Head’ a dish that goes very well with rice, watery curry base with mild spiciness.  RM28

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Sweet & Sour Seafood with Pineapple  @ RM20 (S)  RM50 (B)

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One of the dish that caught my attention too is ‘Pan fried prawn with assam’  it taste like laksa soup had been fried along with it till its dry. Taste awesome, with fresh prawns added in, as I like the asam taste a bit strong, get the gravy a bit to eat with rice, is good. RM20 (S)  RM65 (B)

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One of my favourite for the night which is not in the menu, consider it ‘Special homemade Taufu’, the gravy is thick in flavour very nice till me and Esther keep spooning on the gravy to drink. Recommended~

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Star of the night for curry range is  ‘Coconut Curry Prawn’, with curry cook till its a bit dry gravy and thick then pour inside the coconut to make it thick and aroma absorb into the curry.

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‘Coconut Curry Prawn’RM20 (S)  RM65 (B) Recommended~

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”Salted egg crab” is a bit more salty if you eat it just like that, but I sure do not mind licking all the side with the welll coated salted egg on the shell.  (market price)

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(贵妃豆腐) RM15,

One of the shop in the area worth to try . . ..  If you want to order something special do call Roger . ..

Location:
Rogers Delight,

No. 32A1, Jalan PJU 5/10,
Dataran Sunway,
Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 016 326 3083 (Roger Chong)


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About nearly 10 years ago when I was studying at Taylor college, one of the stalls that really keep us curious which is this stall called Rojak SS15 that opens its stall after 2pm which located in front of Shell station and when its business start, many people will start queuing to buy Rojak till we decided to join the crowd. As me and my friend are from Penang, one thing that got me and my friend confuse was there wordings, in Penang, Rojak means the food are add on with the shrimp paste not this version, that this version in Penang would be called ‘Pasembor’. Apparently they are one of the Famous Rojak at SS15.

Till last weekend when I was around the area, and I saw how come this stall so many people queuing up for the food only till I realize that it was the Rojak stall which previously located infront of Shell Station and now they have been relocate to this mini area next to Subang Square.

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Now they have several stalls together with one of the Indian stalls that sell there, we feel that they serve like really traditional Indian ‘kuih’ that just came out from the hot wok.

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This is called ‘Vadai’ as the lady sell it very cheap. It taste something like donut, instead being sweet, its abit salty and spicy yet with indian herbs taste.

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Next is this  masalodeh which I rate it as a type of biscuits. It doesnt taste something like Famous-Amos but similiar as the above just that its crunchy.

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Next to that indian stall, locate this stall which sells drinks, with their availability of Cendul, ABC, coconut drink in this hot weather is surely something hard to resist. Only then I remember that this stall used to stay by the side of the Rojak at the petrol station and now they have move in together.

My first try on Vietnamese food was during my college time where there is one quite famous Vietnamese restaurant at Taipan, USJ which is called Vietnam Kitchen. Went to this restaurant quite frequent and I love their soursop drink a lot! Wondering is the restaurant still there and is the quality still the same? Till my very last exposure which I had a satisfying meal was at Pho Hoa months back.

Then recently got a chance to try out their food again, but this round I try out their food at the very wrong time which during 9th God festival which I am on vegetarian.Then my friends they request the kitchen to do vegetarian for me. I plan to go sit and migle around mana tau kena makan.

Drinks to start of with ‘Vietnamese Dripping Coffee’ and if you are looking forward to be caffeinated then this is a good drink to go after. RM5.95

Something thick and creamy yet not that sweet ‘Blended Fresh Avocado Juice’ not my type of drink but still alright. RM7.95

I cannot remember what is the last drink called but I love it, gassy, yet a bit diluted feel but with asam that pulls in the taste of it.

All of us waiting patiently for our food to come and been explain by a friendly host. He is really a great guy.

As I remember when I was studying in Melb I used to hate this a lot because of the vegetable ingredient that they use and my housemate used to ta pau a lot back because he work in a restaurant till my Vietnamese friend teach me how to enjoy it and now it had become one of my favourite.

‘Summer Roll Shrimp, Chicken, Salad & Rice Vermicelli’ RM3.95 per roll as it was wrap solid as it is and you must dip it with the dipping sauce(taste something like, ‘Shrimp paste/penang rojak paste’) to make it very flavourful. Mine this round was pure vegetarian roll. Still as good as it is.

We had a mini version of the appetizer is for food tasting purpose making sure we enjoy most of it.

Lemon Grass Chicken @RM7.95 per plate of 4 sticks
Fried Roll @RM3.25 per roll
Sugar Cane Prawn @RM7.95 per plate of 4 sticks

As this round me on vegetarian,so got no chance to try out but only to see and swallow my saliva but based on my previous food outing, the sugar cane prawn was grill and very aromatic.

 

When it comes to Vietnam food, beef is always their signature. It would be best to eat with beef as ‘Beef Pho with combination of Steak, Brisket, Flank, Tendon and Tripe’ @RM16.95 which is my all time favourite that all the lembu spare parts are in there. The soup base is clear and sweet as it taste like the parts had been cook along in it for hours.

As today I am hunting for healthy food concept, the next serving would be ‘Vermicelli with Veggie and Grilled Chicken’(mine without the chicken) RM12.95. To best eat it is to pour the gravy in, and mix it around like rojak then you eat. Something light and healty which fill in your taste bud with a bit of sour, sweet and clear feeling for you. The chicken meat is to pull up the taste of the veggie which goes along very well with it as what I have been told.


My vegetarian version.

I love my fried taufu very much as it is, fried to perfection to my likings that the outer layer is a bit solid crust crispy and the inside is soft and hot yet the show the taufu with the Vietnamese sauce is just heavenly.

Besides that, they do have ‘Seafood Noodle Soup’ as I did not try out this one, so cant really comment much on this.

Lastly, we got serve with ‘Net Spring Roll with Ice Cream’, a simple ice cream with fried yam that taste very yammmy which makes a perfect couple. RM5.95.

When comes to Vietnam Food, certainly this is in my list to recommend.

Thanks to Richard for organizing and thanks to Sidney for inviting. My last review on the shop, click here

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, Good ~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Pho Hoa
Lot L1-52, First Floor,
Tropicana City Mall,
3,Jln SS20/27
47400, PJ

Tel:03-7728 1714

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