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In the holy month, there are of course many restaurant taking this opportunity to run a promotion. One of a late discovery for me that I just realize, Bali Hai had open in Kota Damansara for nearly a year now. This is pretty well known brand for many Penangnites for its fresh seafood that available in the stretch of Gurney Drive. I often dine there, and till last week only found out about this place. Many people have mix reaction on their food quality. I still trust them my trust for fresh seafood.

-No longer in operation-

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Many of you that stay nearby would known this place is Asia Café.

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Now the whole outlet had converted to another Bali Hai version in KL. The whole interior and exterior is exactly like the branch in Penang.

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All their seafood are served fresh, that you can even choose your favorite seafood from their tank, to show you that the seafood that being cook is still alive and kicking.

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If you do not like your seafood to be fried, there is an option of BBQ.

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For month of Ramadan, they also running special package such as buy 2 free 1 @ RM 98 net per pax for you to enjoy on their seafood. They serve their seafood fresh daily with slightly different type of cooking style. .

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BBQed Japanese Sama Fish is awesome, well marinated and dip along with chef special chili is just perfect. I ended up with 2 fish. ūüėÄ

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Belacan Fried Squid, Shrimp with Chili Padi, Deep Fried Crispy Squid, Black Pepper Lamb 

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Clams & Hot, Spicy Mussels & Spicy Crab

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Some classic traditional kuih being serve too . .

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Fresh gigantic oyster are being serve along too.

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Squid with Pattaya Sauce

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Deep Fried Battered Prawns

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A giant platter of Cheese Baked Oysters

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See how big the oyster is. Nearly as big as my palm & fingers.

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Deep Fried Crispy Chicken with Thai Sauce

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Lamb Chops with BBQ sauce

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Grilled Skewered Prawns

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Enjoy their seafood as the taste is nearly the same as the one in Penang. Seafood is definitely fresh and now I know where to find nice seafood. Find that their price is pretty reasonable. Not only that, as for the holy month:

 

Ramadan Seafood Buffet

Date:

8th July till 9th August, 2013

Time: 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm (Monday ‚Äď Sunday)

Price: RM98.00 nett (Adult) and RM48 nett (Child age 6 ‚Äď 12 years old)

If you celebrate your birthday (with at least 10 of your loved ones) during Ramadhan at Bali Hai, you will receive a complimentary cake.

The best seafood promotion ever is this:

Buy 2 FREE 1

*PORK FREE

Location:
Bali Hai Seafood Village
Sunsuria Avenue, Persiaran Mahogani,
PJU5, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor

Tel: +603 6141 0033/+6016 461 2333
Facebook: BaliHaiSeafoodVillage

GPS Coordinates: N 3 09.223 E 101 35.423

I am having trouble with my blog at the moment. Text and arrangement surely is not right. Hopefully can solve it soon.

Dai Ban Noodle is another new hidden joint that we recently discover, that this outlet had been operating for quite a while already. The only thing is I seldom drive pass the back area which is the Wondermilk stretch till friend mention that why not give it a try.

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Food selection here is pretty interesting as the shop name noodles gave me the impression that they going to serve lots of types of noodle but its a good mixture, find that their Pan mee would be their signature.

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We did quite order a number of drinks that night, with many using fresh ingredient especially passion fruit series that caught my attention with lemon and asam.

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Dry chili with shrimp here is good as we just ate it like that and very aromatic to go along with noodle and not spicy. Next to it is sambal here is definately will give you extra kick as its homemade and spicy enough to make you sweat

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We order some starter to start with. As this was serve, Salted Egg Squid smells very good with the trail of salted egg left along and no doubht that it taste as good as it smells. Cripsy with golden brown crust outside that fried to perfection. RM 11.90

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Crunchy Prawn Roll @ RM7.90

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Smoked Duck is price @ RM 8.90 and I would say its cheap. At that kind of price it give me doubht on the quality of it and the dish itself proves me wrong. The taste of smoked is strong, just the way I like it. Recommended

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Dai Ban Pork Burger, find that the patty is a bit peppery as no doubt its thick and juicy top with cheese and dark charcoal bun, accompanied by the crispy golden wedges on the side. Not the best I have come across as it can be further improve on the taste. @ RM 15.90

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Traditional Handmade Dai Ban Mee is one of the signature in the outlet for the handpeel series. @ RM 6.50

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This is one of the dish that capture my attention instantly when I was browsing thru Claypot Pumpkin & Pork Rib Congee @ RM10.90. Serve pippin hot in claypot with golden yellow texture and I must say this is one of the winner in the outlet. Very soft and smooth congee, with little sweet end aromatic and pork ribs pairs well. – Recommended

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One of the highly recommended by me would be Lemon Grass Pork Chop with Fried Rice @ RM 12.90. Pork chop cook to perfection that its not too hard yet season to fragrant and soft and they are quite generous with it as the pork chop is pretty huge. Fried rice pairs well with it. I must say its one of the simple dish I have come across.

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Char Koey Teow

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If you are working around the area, then this would be another place for me to recommend you. Simple, cheap and nice.

Location:
Dai Ban Noodles
87G, Jalan SS21/1A,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Damansara.

Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (10am – 10pm)
Email: [email protected]

Tel No: +6 010-226 6988

It has been long long time since I last came to this coffee shop and I think the last round I came here was bout 12 years ago, during college time. Used to come here to have our breakfast weekly before class and since then did not really come over. Its one of a famous kopitiam, New Cathay Kopitiam known for breakfast that you will be spoil for choices, as the food here are pretty good.

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Till last holiday, went for hiking and came down, then my friend keep asking me where to eat and I mention why not go back to our old kopitiam and he mention good idea where he also did not go there for quite a while.

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As usual, I will order my few favourites in a shop and I am suprise to see that this Curry Mee stall is listed as one of a top 10 food to eat in a online guide and my friend told me that their business been so good that make them actually a star in this kopitiam. They also got feature in Penang Food Trail and Rasa Rasa Penang.

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All the classic food are available as you name it, most of the food you can get it here, from Char Koay Kak, HOkkien Mee, Char Koey Teow, Wantan Mee, and many more. . .

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Not only that, this kopitiam had gain its popularity to many tourist, as the table I am sharing, have Indonesians, Ipoh People and Thai people.

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Oh, one of my favourite Indian Apam as Penang version is slightly different to those in KL. Right in the middle we have an egg that makes it flavourful. I forgot to take pic of it. ūüėÄ

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 HOkkien Mee here are pretty good as the soup base are pretty sweet with prawn head taste and I always love mine to have lots of Chili to make it extra kick.

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Although Curry Mee are listed in food guide and online guide, I find that the soup flavour is pretty mild with coconut taste and the curry paste they have is slightly different. The squid sauce that make it slightly sweet that doesnt comes to my liking. I prefer other places but well,

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This is not Chinese Pan cake, but more like a modified version and used to be famous back in those days and now, I guess many prefer hawker food and I still find this pretty good,as its filled with Banana, raisins, egg and pair with my kopi kau just nice.. @ RM 5

If you are in Penang, you can put this kopitiam as one of your hunting ground for breakfast. . Wan TAn Mee here is quite another signature too. .

Location:
Kedai Kopi New Cathay
Lorong Kucing off Jalan Burma
10350, Pulau Tikus, Penang

Operating Hours : 7am – 1pm

GPS: 5.432376, 100.309504


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It has been a long long time since I last came back here and hunt for Chuan Chiew Bak Kut Teh in this area. Used to be one of my hang out spots when I was studying, till I have a few disappointed bak kut teh hunting around my housing area till have to come back here for a decent one.

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SS14 is already quite well know with a street filled with Bak Kut Teh with many offerings. Every shop have their very own customer base and down till which stall you prefer. As too many years back and little did I remember which one was the best and start off with 2nd outlet on the street which is Chuan Chiew.

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Early dinner it is as the uncle already busy preparing all his ingredient and cutting it off for waiting customer.

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To dine Bak Kut Teh of course the ambiance must be in Kopitiam Style ..

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2 types of soup base, one which is all the ingredient being boil along and another one is to mix it around.

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After mixture or order, and putting it into claypot, its left on this stove to boil till pippin hot.

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I quite like the Dry Bak Kut Teh here as its cook along with dry shrimp, taste of squid that make the slight saltiness and thick soy sauce to make it thick, along with chili padi to make it slightly spicy. Just perfect.

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My pippin hot claypot bak kut teh ..

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I have a mixture of meat, variety of parts, meat is not too tough yet cook till soft as i prefer. The sad part is always remember to order your needle mushroom to be separated if not the taste of it will over power the taste of the soup. As I order another portion without it. Soup base here is mild not so herbal which most of the locals prefer. Soup definitely can be refillable. I prefer mine to be strong in herbal taste but this is good enough to satisfy.

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Overall came up to RM61.20 for soup with portion of 4 and dry bak kut teh with 2 portion and 3 of us just whack it.

 *Non- HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, not bad lah.. ~ -Stamped-

‚ÄďWarning‚Äď This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

All pictures and video taken with Samsung NX 210

Location:

Restoran Chuan Chiew Bak Kut Teh
18, Jalan 14/2
Subang Jaya
47500, Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Tel: 03 – 5633 0629
Business hours: 8am -10pm daily, Closed on Tuesday.

One of the place that I recently visit certainly make it a hidden gem around the area. It was a surprise to me that, in that area actually hid one nice restaurant, although I went to KLPAC for some local stage show a few times. Neither did I know there is actually that exist here. KLPAC is actually like a new dimension as you enter the guard house with tress flanking on both side that will lead you to a abandon house smack right in the middle on the narrow road. Just follow the flow you will reach to another end of the park is Samira by Asian Terrace.

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Here we are today hunting for Thai Food that is located directly opposite KLPAC and you will see this red brick wall standing tall with bamboo tress hidden behind it.

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Right here in the park, this is where the restaurant is hidden in that you actually sit in it, you will get to enjoy the view of the park and pond.

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Getting into the restaurant is pretty tricky, as you will be entering a little maze and you will reach this wooden bridge with  a huge pond next to it.

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As follow the flow of the wooden bridge, you will reach the main area of the restaurant.

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The ambiance of the place is truely amazing, that you got transported back to another world. Found out that the previous owner runs Japanese restaurant and it was taken over that now serve Thai Cuisine.

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Surely it is a nice place to have quiet and peaceful dinner with family and friends, or would make it a nice place for your special occasions.

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or you can be seated outside chill on the wooden bench and table.

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overlook the pond and park.

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In Thai food range is hard for me not to order this few drinks РGinger and Lemongrass, Lemongrass and Basil drink.

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The first serving caught me by surprise, as it the first time I came accross Crispy Catfish with Mango Salad @ RM20, fried to perfection that it is very crispy as you bite you can still hear the cracking sound. Easily to be peel off , eat along with mango salad gives you another new bursting flavor. РRecommended!

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Vietnamese Yam Salad is another new dish to me, that hardly come across a Thai restaurant serve such a unique entree dish. Yam was fried to crisp shower with some lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. Sourly is not just the taste as to make your taste bud to wake up up,  chilli padi is added in to make it sourly spicy.

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Another one of my favourite entry as I just love sour dish to kick start with. Huge juicy prawns top along with pamelo, as you take one full bite of it, mouth had been burst with sourish juicy pamelo follow by spiciness at the end. Thai Pomelo Salad is something that you must not miss for as start.  RM 24 REcommended~

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Tom Yam Goong is one of a thai soup that you must not miss too. If this soup is serve pippin hot then it would have been a perfect dish. serve along with seafood – prawns, squid and fish fillets. @ RM30

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Grilled Norwegian Salmon With Basil Leaf is something that I truely enjoy, as I do not really love basil taste on my food, yet they are able to tone it done and blend well with the gravy giving it a perfect mix of balance with the thick sauce that cook with mix herb.

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Southern Thai Masaman Curry With Beef @ RM 28 will be a perfect pair with white rice.  Gravy is thick yet slightly sweet in spicy curry, and rich with spices that cooked with tender beef slices is just delicious.

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Traditional Thai Tom Kha with Chicken

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Steamed Squid with Chilli and Lime Juice @ RM 28 – juicy squid brought to steam first then drench in sourish soup. I love the soup and chewy squid with my rice.

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Grilled Fish Fillet in Banana Leaf (Otak-Otak) @ RM 32

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When this dish was serve River Prawns with Lemongrass Sauce, we were like ‘wahhhhhh’ as it was set on the table it feels like the prawn got rape as it is¬†tremendous¬†huge prawn that was place on the table. I had 3 of this that making it particularly like I am having the whole plate already as prawns were very fresh, with roe and the lemongrass sauce¬†@ RM35

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Pineapple Fried Rice that smells very fragrant, cannot deny it is with pineapples, and spices akin to kunyit @ RM18

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Do not ask me why, as I just love Phad Thai Noodle with Prawn and Egg @ RM16 and I would say its one of the recommended dish that make it well fried with ‘wok hei’ and mix all ingredient in, just comes to my liking.

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Pineapple Lamb in Coconut Sauce is another new dish to me. Mild in coconut taste with slightly thick gravy yet hint of pinapple sour sweet taste is detected after that. I just place this whole bowl infront of me. – Recommended

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Spicy Chicken With Chef’s Special Sauce @ RM 22. Chicken is well prepared with outer layer fried to crips with meat is soft. It is very    fragrant with spices in thick coconut milk. Another star for the night.

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Pan Fried Banana with Ice Cream @ RM12

Mango Sticky Rice @ RM 18, that mango is fragrantly sweet and by dipping a bit of coconut gravy with sticky rice and eat along all in one bite gives you the satisfaction.

At the end of the meal, all of us were satisfied with the  amazing dish that this restaurant have to offer as I find the food price is decently price along on the quality that we had, surely we will return again for more. It will be another recommended Thai Restaurant in my list.

Location:

SAMIRA BY ASIAN TERRACE
Lot 268 Sentul Park
Jalan Strachan
Off Jalan Ipoh
51100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 012-9213880 .

I guess I did pay a visit to quite a number of restaurants in Straits Quay that some I do not even bother to blog about it. Till, we do not know what to eat and seeing the number of crowds in this shop Blue Reef Fish & Chips, we decided to put our steps in to give it a try.

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A place which offer cozy dining place and nice concept too . .

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Well, you can see anyone seating out here cuz the weather is killing us unless is at night.

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Price list. .  most of the mains are offered fried.

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Lets start eating ..

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S Galore Mackerel Beer Batter @ RM 40

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In our plates we have Spanish Mackerel

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Squid, prawns  and lots of frieds.

Both of us eat till very ‘jelak’ cause too much fried stuff and we even make a take away for the remainings and she cant event finish too. I guess a plate like that can be shared by 3 people. We find it a bit too dry at the end.

Just a plain simple fish & chip place and for the price that we are paying in total of RM55 with 2 drinks I think we can hunt for better food in return around the area.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5.5/10, ~ so so only la! -Stamped-

‚ÄďWarning‚Äď This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Blue Reef Fish & Chips @ Straits Quay
3A-G-20, Block A, Ground Floor,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang,
10470 Tanjung Tokong,
Penang, Malaysia

Tel No. 6016-4059182

Business Hours:
Mon ‚Äď Fri:10:30am-10:30pm
Sat:10:30am-10:00pm
Sun:10:30am-10:30pm

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