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Friday, August 27, 2010

Food Tasting @ Food Recipe, The Strand Kota Damansara

Was invited for a food tasting by Deric and sorry that until today only I post this as this event was last Friday.
Food Recipe  is park under a 3-storeys commercial building in The Strand Kota Damansara and the concept that Deric is doing it's a Cooking Academy where all the chef owns a restaurant or some even give classes at home but now you can find all of them under one roof, hassle free!
 While waiting for others to reach, the chef is still busy preparing food in the kitchen.
Guess wart?! Didn't know Desmond was invited as well, and we was chatting among ourselves till the dinner starts coz we do not knows others besides Deric LOLx

Best thing is that when we was seated there's this authentic Nyonya Kueh by Chef Bonny Chau which I love it so much. it's not that sweet and yet the aroma of santan it's just nice with the sticky rice with it without a kaya it's stills  taste heavenly awesome.
While you be seated as well, you are serve with a glass of white wine, where I don't really take wine because of the taste and also I will get drunk quickly =P
And you will also get a red wine to pair with other food,.
 Well, I think it's easier for me to introduce Chef by Chef and their own recognized dish. But first of all, thank Deric for inviting me for this event of his =)
Ok let me start with Chef Charles, he is the Founder for My Elephant but now he had passed on his business to his relative and more concern in teaching his recipe to his students.
He had prepared Mango with Prawn Salad as appetizer of the day and it's way tooooo SOUR!! I think it's the selection of mango but Charles claim that Thai actually love this level of sourness where all of us disagree but the prawn it's not sour.. lucky. else gonna waste it hahaha...
Other dish that Charles had prepared is the Duck Meat Curry where the taste is fantasticooooo!!! the curry just goes well with the duck meat and the curry it's full of refreshing lemongrass taste.. kudos kudos!! clap clap hehe..
The last dish that Charles had presented on the night is the Snow Fish where in chinese it was called 雪山fei狐, this fish had been salted baked and the fish meat it's smooth and was layered by lemongrass during the baked processed which it's pretty interesting and yet it taste even better with the chilli he prepared for this fish, love it too.. good job Charles!
Next let's move on with Soorya!! woot woot!!
 Sorry dude but.. you bagel look-a-like claim Baguette not working as it's too hard to bite on and even my jaw feels the sore. buzzer buzzer*** this dish is out and you can also see how tough for Kristy when she bite on it
An unforgettable night, where I eye on everyone to make sure they taste on all the dishes and here comes the Japanese Style Salmon Spaghetti
Yea.. presentation and my photo shooting skills make it looks scrumptious but in fact... this is how the reaction looks like when Scott try to escape from trying this dish! haha.. yea he looks like having some inspiration on but it's not, it's the fishy smell on the Japanese Style Salmon Spaghetti, it's the salmon! the salmon was way toooo fishy!
Scott got lucky to have so much fishy salmon hahaha...
Well, ok don't be sad Soorya, credit is given to your Spicy Tomato Chicken dish as the taste is not too bad and even the breast meat it's tender ;) kudos! weldone =)
Carry on we have Chef Amy Wong, lovely smile she had and pretty timid shy too teehee~~
She had prepare us Indian Mutton Curry, the mutton curry is tender, it's just that it's a little salty maybe can reduce the salt? =P
and we was given a plate with some brown rice to go with ala-carte dish, well you will eventually finds out what is the other ala-carte dish ;)
This is interesting Kelantan flavour Ayam Soo!!! it's looks like black pepper chicken but in fact it is not, it's sweet and was cook with gula melaka but it's not THAT sweet la, just taste a lil sweet, something different uh?!
Lastdish by Chef Amy is Stir-Fry Creamy Fillet where it's fillet with some chilli spices. Still the same request, can reduce salt ar hehehe...
 From the beginning, Chef Bonny Chau had prepared us some Nyonya Kueh and now she prepared some ala-carte dish for us too and sorry Chef Bonny as I did not got the way to snap your moment as you move too much and my picture of you was all so blurred and my camera it's not a good one so I would like to apologize to you hehe...

Anyway, not to drag it longer, Chef Bonny Chau had prepare us a Golden Prawn!! wow.. golden... it's covered by salted egg and almost 1 salted egg yolk been used to prepare one prawn, and I like to say this is good! but just that a bit buttery taste which I think can be reduce?!
Well, I'm a scuba diver and of course I'm sad when there's a dish like Braised Shark Fin and Crab Meat with Pumpkin Soup serve to me coz I'm killing another mamalia!! but well good food have to be eaten right?! so I ate and I love the pumpkin soup where it was blend smoothly to create this soup or gravy look-a-like soup ;)
The last dish which presented by Chef Bonny Chau is the Stir Fry Mushroom, it's a oriental dish where it's pretty home cook dish and Bonny realized the taste is a bit off coz she used too much oyster sauce -_-
Well.. well... well... the last but not least Baker Alan Ooi where me myself got no idea how he looks like.. but anyway he had prepared some Blueberry Cheese Tart where it looks more like a strawberry cheese tart to me and the I feel no cheese but butter! why!! why!! why!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh i love pastry so much and this is not as what I expected!!! aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh
 Another item he made is in conjunction of Mid-Autumn Festival is around so Baker Alan Ooi had prepared some Yam Agar-agar mooncake and the taste don't have the fragrant smell nor taste of agar-agar sobbbb.....
 In the end of event, we get pressie by Safe Egg where it is a pasteurized egg and selling one egg for RM1!! crazy right?! but it's a pasteurized one so it's SAFE to be EAT!!
 Once again, thanks for the beautiful evening and I shall go to bed now.. hahaha...

Address: No 12A-1,12A-2 & 12A-M
Jalan PJU 5/22,
The Strand Kota Damansara,
47819 Petaling Jaya.

T: 03-6142 6712/6713
F: 03-6142 6711

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Bee @ Jaya One PJ

The Bee, it's looks like a coffee house but surprisingly it has a cozy ambient and food menu which I finds it, it's not a very heavy food to dine. Got a cappucino and the brand is Mokarabia from Italy. Never hear bout this brand before but the coffee taste is a oomph! but a bit too thick of caffeine coz it's double shot. love their cup too and look at the handle it's without a hole hahaha...

There's some modern retro props at the corner with their promo write up on it too... love the props and it's nice to have a fashion shoot ^^
As mentioned their menu it's very convincing and it's more to healthy dishes eventhough you are gonan order their list of burger!

I had a Caesar Salad which was shown in menu there is bacon bits but I don't taste any =( and guess wart this salad doesn't worth the money of RM12 and it's just a few pieces of lettuce =(
Jay ordered a Bee Burger where it comes with a 100% juicy beef hamburger and also with bacon, pickles, etc. i love the taste!

Wen Hao was a bit late and we was dining half way. He ordered a Hawaiian Burger where it's also a 100% juicy beef hamburger but this one it's comes with pineapple coz Hawaii ma hahaha, was told it's a bit too salty.
He also ordered a Lime Juice
As a finale, we ordered a Spainish typical dish Churros where anyhow it stills can beat Lava in 1U where they had the machine to make the dough as in the original taste of Churros when you have it in Spain! I still can remember the real Churros taste in Spain! Been there and tasted! and a Churros is typically serve on the 1st day of New Year to celebrate the New Year =) and we used to dip it with hot chocolate! yum yummm

Address:2A-G, Block K, Jaya One No.72 Jalan Universiti, Section 13 
46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Contact: 03-7960 2160

Operation Hours:
Mon - Thurs:
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dim Sum @ Chynna KL Hilton

Last weekend, me and KL had brunch at the Chynna Restaurant at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur hotel which full of Chinese silk lanterns, Oriental chairs and gold decor conjure up 1920s Shanghai.
I like the open concept kitchen view, where you can see the dim sum sifu preparing the dim sum.
 Once you be seated, you'll get to try the delicious tea served with kung fu moves by the Tea Master at this Kuala Lumpur restaurant. It's so hard to get him, and the only shot I get is his back and he knew it's difficult for me to capture him with his fantastic cool tea pot, he left it at the kitchen top for me to snap hahaha...
The table setting of Chynna
It's time to order.. me as long as the ingredient with prawn for dim sum I'm all good haha..
Got the first dim sum which is the Steamed Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings Wrapped In Black Squid Ink Skin. It's something different that they had black squid ink in a Chinese dish hehe.. love the taste!
The next one would be the original Steamed Crystal Shrimps Dumplings Filled With Water Chestnuts and the taste of it it's so refreshing and crunchy of the fresh prawn and water chestnut.
Got a fried dish too, which is the Deep Fried Beancurd Rolls With Cheddar Cheese & Shrimps. We didn't taste much of the cheese and guess wart we got free for this dish after complaint hehe..
Traditional "siew mai" became Steamed Chicken & Prawn Dumplings With Scallop & Flying Fish Roe. I don't really like siew mai due to there's meat.
Another fried dish that we got it free after complaint due to not much mango taste even the dish it's a Crispy Rice Paper Rolls Filled With Fresh Mango & Shrimps.
Some "artistic shot" so call nothing to do hahaha...
Another steam dish we got is the Steamed Boneless Chicken With Angelica Herb & Baked Fish Maw and I actually finished the fish maw but not the chicken hahha..
Ok the last dish is actually not what we ordered but it taste good too. It's actually a chee cheong fun wrap of fried popiah with duck meat and I love the crunchy taste and with a pinch of their belacan which it's not oily and yet the shrimp paste on belacan it goes well with the dish!
Guess how much is the total bill??!!! hehehe it's less than RM50!!! hahaha... 1. because of the membership 50% of when dine for two and 2. two dishes was not charged due to it is not good after complaint.

We went to Cosmo for coffee after the meal too and dine at Cosmo you only entitle 20% discount with a membership card =(

Address: KL Hilton Hotel
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50470

Tel: 60-3-2264-2264  
Fax: 60-3-2264-2266


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