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I have always been a fan of Vietnamese food, as I had alot nice one when I was at oversea. Well, still nothing to be compared. When this shop open few years back, I have heard much good feedback from my ex colleague when they went to dine there with clients. One of the set back was, its a bit pricey to dine there then timing was right a while ago as they were doing promo and decided to stop by with a group of friends.

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Sao Nam is easily located at LG of Empire Shopping Mall.

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For a Vietnamese Food, they really offer quite a unique range of food compare to any other restaurant that I have been too.

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Of course when you are in this shop, Prawn Spring Roll (6pcs) @ RM 18 its pretty classic item to order or one of the dish that represent Vietnamese food. Roll up pretty well with the sauce to dip along and prawn is fresh~

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I am not sure I put this name on the correct picture or not as Banana Flower & Chicken @ RM 20 its one of a good appetizer to start off with. It was gone within seconds as it has a bit of sourish, and sweet end. Just perfect.

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I read many review, this is one of a dish that highly recommended by many people and same goes to me. Mangosteen & Prawn Salad @ RM 32 is a very unique salad that I have come across, they used Mangosteen to pair it as we thought it was weird at first then, the flavour is sour with their special sauce make it very good to go along with the prawn.

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Vietnamese Pancake @ RM 26

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When this is serve, it looks and smells good but taste differently. Part of it is with the dressing that they have in there. I do not really like it but some of my friends love it.

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Rice Rolls Lotus Leaf (6pcs) @ RM 21

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If you are having rice and Lamb Curry @ Rm 34 is a must order. Thick in curry gravy with lamb cubes are cook till soft. A bit sweet and spicy and those of you do not like the taste of lamb do not order this. Its quite strong even you can smell it, according to my friend.

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Chicken Lemongrass @ RM 20 is another dish that you can consider even ordering. The soup that cook along is fragrant with mild lemongrass taste that I would rate it like Steam Chinese Wine chicken but this is Vietnamese version.

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Imperial Lotus Leaf Rice @ RM 18

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Sweet Potato Leaves @ RM 12

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Friend Tofu @ RM 22

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In Vietnamaese Food, of course we must try out their Hue Beef Noodle Soup @ RM 18, soup is sweet with thin noodle and few beef slices to go along. Pretty good though.

No doubht that this place do provide nice Vietnamese Food, and if you are willing to pay a bit more, you can even consider this place for dining.

*Pork-Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, pretty good -Stamped-

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

Location:
Sao Nam
LG28 Lower Ground,
Empire Shopping Gallery,
Jalan SS 16/1, Subang Jaya.

Tel: 03 6201 0225 / 03 5635 9818

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

What I we do get a chance to dine in a big open space green field with flowers blooming and cool wind towards us and enjoying our afternoon tea or lunch? That would be a chance that I do not want to miss. A new concept had been build upon for people like us, city dwellers that seldom got a chance to expose ourselves in those natural environment but something similar would be available to enjoy at The Garden Lifestyle Store and café which is located at The Curve with one of their originals at lower ground, 1-Utama.

Comes to think of it, this would be one of my longest food post so far. So hopefully you don read this during before lunch or dinner time.

[update: 2016 – No longer in Operation]

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They have the idea trying to bring the ambiance as relaxing as possible by decorating the whole place green with fan ceiling on the top, big bird cage a pianist to play for a relaxing moment.

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In the restaurant they have two dining area, one would be open garden concept which would suits those who love air or smokers especially to be seated in this section but only one scenario that you guys should fear is rain!

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A big cage decorated as the place to make it a bit english style.

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When you feel that you are lonely or waiting for friends to arrive, a pianist that actually playing there with relaxing music (a bit of classical) to cheer up your mood.

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According to some of the girls, he is consider cute and with a guy able to play piano for them on certain occasions, they consider that as romantic, which I nod my head and agree. 🙂

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For those who do not like to be in outdoor by maintain fairer skin or prefer to be somewhere chill, indoor section would be a good choice after all, as it is decorated with lots of flowers, mini tress and pots to stir up the indoor ambiance.

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Looks more like a tree style cafe dining.

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 With all this, we could not thank more to Tracy for being one of the best host whom are very friendly, warm, down to earth person type and also she do focus alot on food management of the restaurant especially on food quality control.

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Restaurant in Bandar Puteri is mushrooming like crazy, with invites from uLi that I get a chance to come and dine one of the shop in the area which is a Hakka Restaurant located in the heart of the town. The restaurant was very easily located when u see a big building easy pharmax then it’s nearby.

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All their specialities are on the wall. If you do not like to look at the menu, then you can just pin point anything on the wall.

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The history of it

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One of the thing that impress me in this restaurant is this small little shop, that was just began operation about 5 months ago already got so much to bag for, by coming out in the newspaper, and also already got featured in Ho Chiak!

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While the night is still young, we kick start with one of the very traditional dish ‘Hakka Abacus Seeds (???)’ @ RM12(S) RM24(B)

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‘Hakka Salted Chicken (????)’ @ RM13(S) RM25(B), something that look simple but yet very flavourful. I like the soup base of it, which is a bit gingery, salty yet its feels like clear in taste.

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‘Spring Roll (??)’ @ RM12(S) RM24(B) that dip in chili sauce, thumbs up.

This restaurant is no longer a stranger to us as they served quality food. We had 2 occasions here that was during our first time got to know this place for a review on their food and second we did a Chinese New Year Photo shoot here. I heard a few feedback from my friend mentioning that their tim sum is pretty good too, and this round we are here for a round of great tim sum!

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‘Soup-filled Dumplings with Goji’

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‘Spring Roll with Salad and Prawn’ been fried crisply on the outer thin layer of the roll and the salad prawn that mix in it is not too creamy which is just nice.

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‘Pan Fried Carrot Cake’ had always been one of my favaurite that makes it a must have item for me. I love it as it is perfectly grill on the skin layer and inside its soft and filled with aroma of dry shrimp, by dipping with their chili and sweet sauce is just what I prefer.

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‘Homey Sticky Rice Rolls’

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‘Prawn Dumplings with Asparagus’

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that we decide to operate it open. Filled with a big piece of juicy prawn which cause by the after effect during steam and its fresh.

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‘Rice Rolls with You Tiao and Chicken Floss’ as I love mine to dip it in soy sauce.

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‘Dumplings (Siew Mai) with Ebiko’ is rich in ingrediant and I love to chew on Ebiko.

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‘Sizzling Marinated Meat Bao’

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‘Guangzhou Prawn Red Rolls’ Is something which is not in tim sum’s menu that turns out to be one of their special dish in this limited time to be given out complimentary when you order 3-5 plates of dim sum.

Chewy skin that wrap with crispy tempura crust that been crush and a fresh prawn is insert in the middle, something that we do not get to eat every day, worth a try.

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We get to taste one of the lunch special ‘Curry Fish Head’ which is around RM14.50++ for this big pot, that I totally agree is one of the cheapest!

Me and Sunny just cant stop drinking the curry base and looking for the meat inside the claypot. Its aromatic with curry spices and the fish meat is fresh. Given a plate of rice to go along, we have no problem in finishing it within minutes.

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‘Unagi Puff with Teriyaki Sauce’ that you must have it hot while its out from the oven. Freshly baked and unique in taste with solid crust wrap around it and taste like Unagi in pineapple tart skin.

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‘Yam Paste Pau’ is the piglet that served next and all of us were like wahhh!!! so cutee!! then what happen to the pau next is as the picture below. . . .

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Pig making love.

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Please eat me!

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A tim sum makan will never be perfect for me if did not end it with desert.

‘Herbal Jelly With Ginseng Roots’ is highly recommended by me, if you love strong ginseng and herbal taste that served out chill. I had 2 bolws of this.

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or you can go for ‘Tau Fu Fah’ served with ginger white sugar puree.

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If you are looking for some dish which is not in the daily menu, then this restaurant is worth a try, with their price is quite reasonable with the portion.

Location:
House of Tang,
One Bangsar,
No. 63B, Jalan Ara, bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
*Non-Halal

Tel: 603 2282 1111

Being a Hailanese myself, I actually have not really tried how this traditional cuisine taste like except the very famous and located most of the coffee shop the Hainanese Chicken Rice not until Lingzie and CK introduce us this Restaurant Hailanese Delights  newly open restaurant at Hotel 1926 which is located at the very famous Green House Coffee shop.

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But this newly open restaurant does not only offer authentic Hainanese food but also a cross over with western also which turns out that there are a few of their signature item.

 

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Lets kick start off with the very authentic first dish which is ‘Hainanes Mushroom Soup’. As I heard the name I was like ‘WHAT’? puzzle in my head that is this consider authentic dish? It’s a clear soup style (which I thought the creamy soup or Campbell soup) as in the soup base is cook with chicken gizzard, mushroom, and some veggie ended up with ‘Tang Hoon’.

The soup base turns out wonderfully flavorful as I have not taste before, a bit of the gizzard taste yet chopped mushroom did not over power the soup. RM 12 for small and can serve for 4 person.

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‘Braised Lamb with Lady’s Finger’ carefully cooks and stew of the New Zealand lamb that cooks till very juicy and tender. The gravy is just as good if you eat it with rice. RM18 If you are a lamb lover, this is a dish you must try.

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‘Inche Kabin (Deep Fried Marinated Chicken)’ is deep fried till crispy on the skin and soft on the inside. RM15

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‘Choon Piah (Hainanese Spring Roll)’ as I get to know that its different from Popiah. As I know the way the prepare, skin and ingredient used is different yet when it was deep fried out, the outer layer crispiness is different too but when diff with their very own homemade sauce its totally thumbs up.

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RM 6 per roll

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‘Chicken Curry Kapitan’ is a bit different from all the curry I have eaten before. The spices taste is different not really spicy yet its fragrant and is cook till dry. RM12

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Another dish which is different And abit of western style which is ‘Macaroni Pie’ . I did not know this is also consider one of the Hainanese food but to me is more like a bit modern dish. Perfectly baked till the crust is a bit soft and crispy on the top yet when the fork is poke down to the bottom the aroma just flew out and make us very hungry. The macaroni is soft, cook till flavorful with chicken, button mushroom and carrot. RM 25

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Next is the ‘Chicken Pie’ RM 25 as its about the same with pie but I prefer this more. We ended up having 2.

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This is the dish that is very famous among the local crowd or among all Hainanese people which is the very traditional ‘Hainanese Chicken Rice’. The chicken is steam and cooks till the meat is juicy and soft then mixed with their very own style of soy sauce make it very flavorful. If you dip with their homemade ginger and chili sauce taste better. RM10

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‘Fried Koay Teow’ I just had taste better ones before.

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If you are a coffee lover, their ‘Black Coffee’ taste good too, brew aromatically.

It’s a great exposure to Hainanese authentic food. If you would want to taste something different you can look for this restaurant.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, Quite good for new experience~ ~-Stamped-

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

 

Location:
1926 Heritage Hotel,
227, Jalan Burma, George Town, Penang.

Tel: +604 226 1926

Website: http://www.hainanesedelights.com/

Opening times: Tue-Sun,11.30am-3am; 6pm-10pm; Closed on Mon

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