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Few weeks back while waiting for movie, saw this new ice cream stall located infront of GSC 1-Utama ticketing counter with many people flocking around. Then only realise its something new. Just Like It

[No longer operate]

When I was travelling last year to Sydney, I did saw this concept of ice-cream and thought it would be very interesting or something new to me. With all the dry ice type smoke flowing out from the stand mixer. Just Like It! Ice cream is another revolutionary of F&B.

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The concept of the outlet is rather unique and impressive with chilling nitrogen gas, all the staff looks like lab technicians with lab coats, beakers, volumetric flasks….

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Well, if they are not ice cream then what are those? hmmm . .. Their offering of flavours are pretty unique with New Popcorn, Durian Durian, chocolate flakes or as above the menu you can see.

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 Can see that all the flavours are pretty concentrated.

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 and the add ons that we choose to blend along ..

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 Their process of ice-cream is rather interesting by pouring their N2 liquid and also the puree that they have.. .

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This is how interesting as it would get with so much smoke from the mixer ..

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 After a while it became into solid form and tadaa.. our ice cream is made. . .

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The process continues if you order other flavour, as they wash the item and prepare for next.

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Tried both their Mango and Durian durian. The texture is smooth and taste of both flavour is not bad. Durian have the strong durian taste as they do add on little durian meat in it, yet I still find that overall mouthful taste, flavour and smoothness of it, still Sydney much better.

Nevertheless, its still one of the new concept in town that did make a buzz out of it. . Price at RM 7.90 – RM11.90. Still worth for you to try it out at least once, to see what is the difference between the rest of the ice cream.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, good also la, worth to try on new concept at least once -Stamped-

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

Location:
Just Like It! Ice Cream A Revolutionary F&B
infront of GSC ticketing Counter – 1 Utama

Operation Hours –
10am-10pm

I have been using this road so often for the past 2 years since I work around the area, and pass thru this place countless time, that one of the reason it caught my attention was a mini signage outside the house and got to know its actually a restaurant not a house. Told my colleague many times about this place yet still manage to drop by until recently Eric and Jennifer bring me here. 😀 – Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe

Update: Jan 2016) HAd move to Jaya One

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Rumahku is a humble place that tug along busy street of Jalan University ( directly opp the hospital) with a single story build up bungalow converted to restaurant and you will be amaze of the concept when you walk in.

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The owner design the dining place that provides homey ambiance by reflecting 3 ethnic races of our country in each room.

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Decoration of the restaurant is rather simple but the feeling to be in here is just unique.

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Upon looking at the menu, surprise by the price at first and followed by serving variety of food from local to western.

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I started with a cup of hot coffee. as roasted fresh daily, will be robust in flavour and perfect for early morning with my half boil egg and toast.:D . For coffee lover this is one of my recommendation! Mango Lassi, that taste of smoothness.Then one of my favourite in the afternoon is the Ginger Lemon Grass Tea, definitely a thirst quench drink  this hot afternoon. Just refreshing. Recommended!

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Tuna Cutlet, at first I thought it was something simple from the snacks that we can obtain in ramadan market or pasar malam and it definitely proof me wrong that it is filled with Tuna. .

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Fried to perfection in golden yellow brown and filled with solid ingredients yet it is soft from inside crispy from outside. As the taste of curry powder is mild that did not over power the taste of tuna and can be addictive if you have more

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Yam Basket Chicken, is a dish from Chinese menu and they manage to cook it exactly Chinese style. Yam is fried to crips as it is that yam is soft in the inside and filled up with pan fried vegetable which is flavourful.

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Curry Laksa that serve in fiery red that might let you think its spicy and do not let the colour deceive you. Filled with coconut base cream curry and we just love the taste of it. Thick in soup flavour and spicy level is just nice to our liking. something you should look  out for as it serve along with generous amount of ingredient.

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I always thought that Green Curry Chicken would end up being Thai style, as the chef improvise it to their version. Cook the curry till dry and well coated onto the chicken and serve along. Food presentation that attracts us on the first impression.

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I always need to have my meal with a plate of vegetable as Mixed sauté vegetables is fried along that mantain the freshness of the vegetable and crips of lotus root.

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 As we are pretty full by this point and Indonesian style Claypot prawn was serve upon. Aroma of the curry flavour trails onto the air makes us cant wait to take a sip of the curry. The taste of the curry is superb, a bit mild spicy that is not too thick, that will goes very well with a bowl of rice and fresh prawn that cook along is medium size. I just drink the curry like soup. Love it~

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Rumah Ku Spiced Honeyed Salmon is a bit more towards local western style that serve along with fried rice. Fried rice is aromatic, as salmon is well marinated with honey and mild spices flavour at your tongue is just nice. – Recommended!

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If you opt for more local flavour then Sambal Chicken would be your choice. Chicken is being grill and cook along with curry to ensure its coated well onto the chicken. Well marinated.

I am totally impress on this restaurant that serve fine and delicious food and I have been returning to this restaurant couple of times. I must say that this is one of the hidden gem in PJ area that serve good HALAL food. Since now its Ramadan month, definately one of the place to Buka Puasa. Recommended restaurant. According to some of the bloggers, some of them mention that their Brickfields outlet taste better. Well, its up to you to try it out.

*HALAL

Location:
Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe
(PJ)6A, Jalan Universiti,
46100 Petaling Jaya.

Mobile: 012-3131073

Map:http://rumahkuonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=15

Website: http://rumahkuonline.com/index.php

I think nowdays we are not only spoilt on food choices, we are also spoilt on beer choices, with so many new imported beers coming into Malaysia shores surely we can now enjoy our happy our with more choices. One of the new beer launch I went that I went was this French beer Kronenbourg, then now the latest addition under Carlsberg family is this new Belgium Beer, Grimbergen beer.

This new beer launch at one of my favourite bar, Brussels Beer Cafe at Menara Hap Seng

By far any beer, this is one of the oldest beer that I had come accross so far, even must more older than Guinness which this beer started way way back since 1128 and the history started when St. Norbert founded the Abbey of Grimbergen in the village of Grimbergen near Brussels in Belgium. The Abbey’s Norbertine Fathers helped those in need, primarily by offering food, drink and shelter to passing pilgrims. The area surrounding the Abbey produced hops and barley of the highest quality over a number of years the Father’s perfected a range of Grimbergen recipes that were eagerly drunk by patrons of the inn attached to the Abbey.

The license to brew and distribute the Grimbergen brand was acquired by The Carlsberg Group as a part of the Scottish and Newcastle acquisition.

The drink also were accompanied by some of great food prepared by Chef Jochen Kern (Director of Cullinary Art of Berjaya School of Hospitality KL). The foods were created with Grimbergen beers infused which goes along very well with the beer.

Now, the license to brew and distribute the Grimbergen brand was acquired by The Carlsberg Group as a part of the Scottish and Newcastle acquisition and had bought over this brand to our local Malaysia market. This briing us another premium beer and unique taste of its own, and seriously one of a beer I would go after if even more if offer draft as for now they are available in bottles only. . . with its smoothness bubbly foam that sunk down makes the clear yet a bit thick on the top of the beer, then the took first sip, its soo smooth, and after taste of it a bit bitter sweet fruty taste. Its very smooth then I took big sip like how I usually drink my Guinness, indeed its good~

Besides beer, we were pamperd with Master Chef from Germany specially created this dish, “Baked Mussels with Grimbergen Infused Cream & Cheese Sauce Topped with Shredded Bacon”

The mussels were really good, well coated with cream cheeze and the bacon is abit salty to blend in well with the cheeze then take a sip with the beer

Pork sausage, meat balls in cameralized onion sauce, calamari rings and chips platter which is a good companion for my glass of beer for the night.

Followed by warmly prepared a Roast Pork with the crispy part a bit salty and fats just evenly spread out, soft on the top part and a bit chewy on the meat is just how I like it .. The sald turns out to be good too, as me and Marky are fighing for that small portion

Then come this ‘Sausage Platter’ with mustard sauce. . .How could I resist it. .

All of us just enjoy this beer, I think we had at least 3 bottles each, and their beer bottle is not normal beer bottle, i think can pour for 3-4 glasses of what we holding. . with seriously beer lover – Marcky, Master Chef, Me and Esther.

Me, Joshua Ong, Esther and Marky with his trademark hamsap face. . .

Another great night for all of us to hang out, chill, enjoy every sip of it . .

After read a few post on history as this restaurant at Singapore which alot people recommending not to be miss. . As for Malaysians now, need not have to travel so far to enjoy such a beer that Craft Brews is a Non-Halal Restaurant is the latest addtion to our very local F & B market that all of us can enjoy their special brew beers by locating themselves one of the prime location in Mutiara Damansara.

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Love their, dim lighting, modern contemporary style yet setting off a soft music on the background had put this place into my list for gathering and hang outs also love their waiter and waitress outfit.

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One of the special beer brew from Singapore that serve on tab along with Monster Green Lager and English Ale.

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At this bar area, you will see pipes pressure gauges and levers around the bar area design with international microbrewery look.

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Yet we get a warm welcome with a box and a letter that contains our names and a few small packets teaching us how to brew our very own beer.

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Wide range of drinks to select from and to be enjoy.

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When I walked to this area, I got very surprise to see a beer in GREEN COLOUR? This would be my very first encounter and that is the beer that I must try first. The beer starts with (from right to left) Czech Pilsner, English Ale, Monster Green Lagger, Weizen (wheat beer).
Ended up my favourite of the night was Czech Pilsner and Monster Green Lager. Love the smoothness and the barley and wheat boil brew of the taste individually.

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Everyone hit on the food which looks finger licking good.

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‘Honey Mustard Ribs’ as I used to hate mustard years ago and now I have learn how to enjoy the taste of it. With a bit of honey sweetness that had been grill till the honey had soak into the ribs yet mustard seasoning which is a bit sour just combines both of the flavor very well as I am swallowing my saliva while looking at this pic recalling the taste.

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Follow by ‘Mex-Tex Ribs’, juicy and succulent yet soft from the inside out with the seasoning that grill on the grill er is something we just do not want to miss out. I clean the ribs solid clean till the bone got dry after left a while on the plate.

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After some chatting, eating and drinking, we are on to our Beer lesson. How do we enjoy our beer to the best.

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All of us looking so serious and paying attention to our class.

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One of the lesson is how do you enjoy the ‘Monster Green Lager‘ the best taste of it, is to eat along with a piece of bacon, that the saltiness that add in a layer on your tongue yet you drink with he smoothness, aromatic beer that wash away with the saltiness on the tongue add in extra kick on it. Its like red wine with steaks.
It was a great experience with Craft Brews with great food and beers. Surely I would return for their food as the price range is kinda reasonable and of course all credits to Hsu Jen for the special invites.

Location:
Craft Brews Brewhouse & Restaurant
G3 Podium, Ground Floor,
Menara Batu Kawan
No.1, Jalan PJU 7/6,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810, PJ
(opp Tesco)

Tel:03-7722 3000

Map

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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