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Food can sometimes be very different if we are adventurous enough yet at times it can be a dissapointment. Recent discovery on something new in Bukit Damansara is this outlet called Maliqa Mediterranean Cuisine that serve HALAL Mediterranean food, and I must say its actually a hidden gem in the area. Open its door not too long ago already have build up well with many return customer with its reasonable pricing and food quality.

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 Also further understand that Maliqa in term of Arabic origin used in Persia it means a title of Queen Consort.

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From the meaning Queen and the interior designer which is one of the owner himself that design the whole place to assemble the look and feel of Persian.

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For welcoming drink, we were greeted with their Honey Yogurt drink. This is one of the drink that you shall not miss, smooth and not too sweet yet I do not mind to have the whole jug by myself.

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Something new to me is this Pirincli Yoghurt & Corbasi. It looks healthy for morning breakfast as I was on diet for that week and surely this would be a great soup for me. Something simple and the taste is a bit salty papperish end.

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Another soup came by is Spicy Seafood Soup

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 Fried Mushroom for appetizer to much on before the mains are coming over.

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Lamb Shank were good as the lamb were braised till soft and aromatic with their house special gravy and risotto is cook to my likings. Lamb taste is pretty strong and those of you who do not really take lamb then this is not encourage.

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Maliqa House Steak werent bad is just that on that night I find it abit over cook for the steak. Gravy is good which is light that did not overpower the taste of the steak. Its one of their signature dish for Maliqa.

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 Risotto

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One of their dish that must not miss is Turkish Moussaka.

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Cook to perfection that the cheeze on top is perfectly baked with ingredients in it can be eggplant or chicken, with the awesome special sauce make this dish irresistible. – Recommended!

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Tiramisu

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Apple crumble and vanilla ice cream

For diners who are looking for something new to hunt for, then Maliqa would offer you another great dining experience that is own by local. Its a HALAL outlet and those of you who keen to bring alcohol, there are no extra charges. Yap, NO CORKAGE FEE.

Location:
Maliqa,
No 49, Jalan Medan Setia 1,
Plaza Damansara,
50490 Damasara Heights, KL
(The row behind Aliyaa and CIMB Bank, past Chef & Brew)
Food served is halal

Tel: 03-2095 0002

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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Sushi Tei is one of my favourite Japanese restaurant compare to a few in our Malaysia market. It definitely falls on personal preference. I was firstly expose to this brand when I was visiting my friend in Jakarta, Indonesia 6 years ago and they know that I love food, this was one of a Japanese Restaurant that they told me, die die also must try. Back in those time, I have yet to start my food blogging as just enjoy my food whenever I travel.

Love the range that they offer and its pretty unique on the combination and rolls that they have. At that time, KL have yet so many different types of Japanese Cuisine that is similiar to this range except 1 in 1-Utama that always pack with people.

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When I first saw this brand landed in Tropicana City Mall 2 years ago, I was very happy that finally it had landed in KL. Nevertheless the brand had establish itself well with a few outlets now available in Klang Valley and Penang. Of course what can we expect next? Try out their new menu for year 2013 onwards also at their latest outlet which is at Setiawalk, Puchong.

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The outlet interior is no difference from the rest of the outlet.

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Sunrise @ RM5.80, Bloody Sprite @ RM5.80

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Design of the new menu looks much better compare to the previous one. Choosing food would not be a problem as more pictures are in it now.

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Premium Yee Sang (for 8-10pax)@ RM68.80

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Premium really justify the price whereby it comes with cuts of salmon sashimi and prawns

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I must say that, I have tried a few yee sang for the past 2 weeks and I rate this is one of the top 2 in my personal list. If you do host any of your reunion dinner at home and lack of yee sang, this is one of a place to ta pau back. I am definitely getting 1 for my family. 🙂

Fresh ingredient and the special mixing sauce that pairs well with the fresh ingredient and did not over power it. A well balance with all the ingredient. REcommended~

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Ameabi Kaarage @ RM12.80, One of the signature dish that me and Ken always love to order or never miss is their Salmon Skin @ RM6.80. At the price of it we find it very reasonable, a great snack to start to get our mouth munching. Fried to crisp with every bite and do eat it while its serve fresh. You can choose to dip along with their mayo but we always love to bite it just like that.

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First dish from salad range already caught my attention with its chunks of tuna, salmon and squid on top of the salad. Sashimi Salad @ RM16.80. Something green and healthy, this is a appetizer that you shall  not miss. Not only filled with fresh sashimi, the kick that make the whole salad taste awesome is their very own dressing. Filled with light taste of vinegar, and chef special ingredient that make this dish gone in seconds. – REcommended~

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Another new item that are in the menu is Kaisen Ramen Salad @ RM28.80. To me it looks weird for the first time as I never have my ramen with salmon sashimi slices like that before. Its always with pork or chicken slice. Not only that, as there are 3 huge flab of crab meat that smack along on it too. The meat is cold and fresh, that once you had that slice you would want to finish the remaining 2 instantly.

Ramen texture is cook to the right texture and the sauce that make it pairs well. I think this would be best to share with another person.

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Chuka Fukahire @ RM 6.80, Ika Geso Tataki @ RM 11.80 &  Ika Okura @ RM 5.40

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We were lucky to be in the outlet at the right timing as usually fresh sashimi will arrage to most of the Japanese outlet on every Tuesday and Friday. We are here on Friday, therefore these are sashimi are perfectly fresh! Arima (4 kinds) @  RM59.80Tuna Belly, Yellow Tail, Sweet Shrimp, Raw Scallop

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Asama (5 piece)  -Tuna, Yellow Tail, Salmon@ RM35.80 

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There are also new rolls being introduce with Manguro Lover @ RM11.80,  Dynamic Roll @  RM16.80 & Lobster Salad @ RM12.80,. Among these 3, I prefer Maguro and lobster salad.

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Usually we have this with beef slice but this round they have added in another item Salmon Enoki Roll @ RM12.80

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Beef Teriyaki is a simple item that I prefer that the beef cubes cook till medium well, then I love mine added on with lots of garlic slices.

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Gindara Teriyaki is always one of my favourite that the cod being pan grill to perfect that its slightly crips on the outer layer yet the cod fish meat is well preserve that did not overcook. @ RM26.80, & Sanma Kabayaki @ RM14.80

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Gyoza @ RM9.80

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Golden Soft Shell Crab @ RM12.80

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Hotate Wasabi Mayo is not bad and if the wasabi mayo is a little more spicy then it would have been perfect.  @ RM8.80

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Ika Sugata Shio if the size of the squid is smaller or this size is nice to my liking, anything big I just cant take it. 😀 (just me) @ RM15.80

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Another item that I like is their Ikura Chawanmushi, very simple with salmon roe @ RM12.80Asari Sakamushi @  RM23.80Agedashi Tofu

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oh oh, when fried rice was serve, we all look down on it and why fried rice was serve after we had a awesome sashimi and rolls. This Choi Kara Fried RiceSpicy Fried Rice with Crab Meat  @ RM18.80 proves us wrong. Fried fragrantly, that is something simple and nice, written there spicy but its only mild spicy that bring the fragrance up. Those who need to have rice, then this is the new item that you must try. – Recommended~

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Another nice rice item for you is Tan Tan Don, comes with mince chicken meat, top with poarch egg and how I eat this dish is I poke the egg yolk then stir the whole bowl till its evenly mix. Then put in one bite into your mouth will be a well balance of yolky egg, slight salty and spiciness at the end. Something to entice your taste bud abit.  @ RM11.80

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Gyu Misoyaki @ RM15.80

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Special sauce to dip for the beef. I did it wrong in the first place and then I was taught properly by the waiter on how to get the best of this beef slice.

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First dip the fresh beef slice into the sauce then leave it on the hot plate for a quick turn. If you love yours medium well, then just flip both side about 8 second each and its ready to eat.

I did it wrong by did the beef slice then dip the sauce after that.

The difference is, did it the right way, the sauce will soak onto the beef slice and make it aromatic.

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Comes to desert I always thought my favourite would be green tea but this round their new product Yogurt Forest Berry @ RM7 steal the limelight. I prefer this over  Matcha Ice Cream & Sesame @ RM7

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Their new menu and new product being introduce, is something to look for when you visit this restaurant. You can try those that I recommend but again it comes down to my own preference. 😀 One of my favourite Japanese Restaurant. . .

Sushi Tei in Setiawalk is next to Roomates or nearby TGV cinema wing already.

*PORK-Free

Location:
Sushi Tei @ SetiaWalk

Block I-G-03, Setiawalk,
Persiaran Wawasan,
Pusat Bandar Puchong,
Puchong, 47160
Tel : 03-5882 2995
Other Outlets they have are:
Mid Valley
Tropicana City Mall
Pavilion,
Gurney Plaza – Penang

I have been to Saujana Hotel for a few occasions from Wedding dinner, events and review and neither did I know hidden this new refurbish Chinese restaurant Ti Chen is actually hidden inside the Golf Club House itself. Hosting many private functions since its opening after the face lift, celebrations for it is not only once but twice this time around reintroducing their newly refurbished Chinese restaurant, Ti Chen back into the market.

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With its rich red and black tones adorning the walls and furniture of this oriental eatery, Ti Chen has a lot more to offer. Assisting Ti Chen in retaining its stature and reputation are two new chefs, Chef Lai Chong Seng and Dim Sum Chef Yau Kim Yew.

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I love the new ambiance of this restaurant, not only love at first sight as its a total dimension from the exterior out from this restaurant as you walk in you are flank with the modern Chinese yet with classic touch of it. A simple concept that you can blend in comfortably . .

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The restaurant can be divided into many sections, even for private dining that they do have huge wooden panel to block it off, unique of all they have see thru curtain to make it more elegant and separation between rooms.

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Since its refurbishment, had attracted many wedding dinner to be hosted here that can easily fill maximum 25-30 tables.

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Staging with Chinese lantern make up the ambiance even better.

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A simple conversation flow between the manager and the rest of us then we are greeted with chef signature dish, coming up with Roasted Duck and Mandarin Orange Salad with Wafu Dressing.

Carefully chop duck meat with slightly crispy skin along top with some sesame seed along with wafu dressing make it a simple dish along with lots of greens with fragrant to start off with.

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Steamed Cod with Preserved  Radish. Cod is nicely cut into a slab, then sitting on top of bean spout, as chef creation to make this dish a slight cripsy when you eat along with bean sprout. I always love this simple dish with soy base.

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Top dish in my list for the night is Prawn and Scallop with Green Ginger Puree. Purer are place on top of the scallop then steam along that make the taste blend in very well and freshness of both succulent prawn and scallop just make it awesome. Chewy texture from both seafood,  seafood will make this dish pair very well with rice.

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Appear next is Homemade Beancurd with Crab Meat and Pumpkin Puree. Creamy pumpkin  flooding the whole plate with fresh crab meat, Shimeji mushroom and edamame that top along with deep fried tofu below is something many people would go for unless they do not take beancurd.

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With a few dishes being serve, comes along Special Wok Fried Rice with Tobiko and Crispy Beancurd Skin is one of my favourite too. Filled with wok hei and every mouthfull is fill with slight burst of tobiko make it a perfect dish yet pair along the the dishes above is just perfect. Good enough to be satisfied.

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The dinner ended in satisfaction when Sea Bird’s Nest with Aloe Vera in Longan Syrup is serve upon. First time learning this new fact that the marine plant is rich in enzyme nutrients, collagen and mineral substances, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and multitude fibers and jelly form proteins. It has to be cook in this way to preserve the mineral of it. Texture is chewy with slightly crunchy. Refreshing sweetness of the soup base from longan make it a satisfying ending.

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Then we only found out that Chef Lai is from Penang, instantly the whole conversation converted to Hokkien. Its just a switch of language when usually found out kaki lang. :p Chef Lai with his vast experience of 19 years and overseas then found himself establishing  in Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, and wonders of taste he can do with Chinese food without using pork.

Besides that, also found out that Chef Lai is good in cooking homecook meal with his collection of recepies along the way.

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All pictures and video taken with Samsung NX 210

Location:
SAUJANA HOTEL
Saujana Resort,
Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS,
40150 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

T (603) 7843 1234

F (603) 7846 2789

E [email protected]
www.thesaujanahotel.com

As recently I am in the mood of reading books back and went to MPH to kill some time while waiting for my friend, and guess what, I stumble upon one deal book. I guess being a foodie some times we hunt for deals, I cannot deny that I do hunt for deals online, and this book sure capture my interest. Worthy Book F&B Special Edition.

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When I saw this book, I could not help but to flip thru see what they have to offer.

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This little note on page is interesting, that recommends sample offer inside.

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Next page really caught my full attention as they catagorise it, in malls on what outlet had participated in this book. I could see some of my favourite brands in there, Boost, Beer Factory, Subway, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka and many more. . .

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Then I check out what these outlet have to offer. . . Boost is offering Buy 1 Original Size low fat Smoothie or Crush and Enjoy second one for only RM 1, Free Upsize, 20% on original size drink .. .

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Now I can enjoy share tea at my work place as they have Buy 1 Free 1. . .

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Best of all, when I see this as I hang out quite often at Beer Factory and since they now have this coupon, certaily I am getting this book already with 50% on food bill as their food are not bad. .  Those of you whom have not been to their outlet, ambiance of their outlet will look something like this,please ignore the Arthur’s Day celebration (click here)

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Heard so much about Santouka and now I will have a reason to pay them a visit. . .

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The book is also pretty interesting as all the participating outlets in there, do have a brief write up and what is their signature dish .. Cool . .

Ended up I bought this book with another 2 more books. . Unfair Advantage and Make Money Online by Blogging : Alan Tan . .

Find that its a pretty great deal on how I spend on my food and by paying RM29.90 I can see that I already save more than that, then only found out that their book also available at selected major bookstores (MPH, Popular, Times, Borders, Kinokuniya) and  myNEWS.com outlets in Klang Valley

You also can check out their FB page (www.facebook.com/worthybook) or website  www.worthybook.my. . Happy Hunting to all of you~

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

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