Sunday, December 18, 2016

Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant

I have always taken a liking to Tak Fok ever since I first came here long time ago with my colleagues for dinner at the original Kepong branch and also ate twice at the previous Jaya One branch. The price is very reasonable if you are into crabs which my whole family is. Coming here for lunch is so good because it helped me discover that the best time to come here without having to wait for tables is at lunch time even on a weekend! Usually we had to wait for tables on weekend/weekday dinner time as this restaurant is always packed with crowd and tables would overflow even outside the restaurant!

The restaurant is opened for more than 10 years by a very young and muscular owner who is also the head chef! He looks younger than his age, mind you!

Mongolia Prawn Meat (RM 18) 

Initially I could not find the price in the menu because I never knew that what we Hokkiens call "Har Kor" is actually called Prawn Meat in English. I totally fell in love with this as it is so sweet and the sauce covers the whole meat so thoroughly. The best part is the crispiness which is spellbounding!

Cheesy Prawns (According to market rate) 

To me, anything with wine cooked in it, and I go gaga! Hahaha... The egg white is smooth and the result is creamy I was almost conned into thinking it's cheese. The prawns are very fresh too.

Roasted Long Bone Pork (RM 28) 

This succulent and juicy roasted long bone pork, was actually the final item I ate because  I forgot to eat it due too many dishes eaten on that day, about 14 dishes! Hahaha...the flesh is very sweet and didn't have too much of the fattening pork fat. The price is also very reasonable and worth paying as it comes with such a big portion.

Braised Grouper Fillets (RM 28) 

Have you ever heard of braised grouper for only RM 28? This is unbelievable but it's true. The fish is as usual, fresh and soft.

Steamed Hokkaido Squid with Garlic Enoki (RM 18) 

Another unbelievable deal is the price of the Hokkaido Squid which is way cheaper than what you get in any Japanese restaurant. The squid is not too hard or rubbery too. The squid also comes a side dish of acar cucumber and carrots which were amazing.

Live Prawn Noodles (RM 72/Market Price) 

Sang Har Mee is another of my favourites so I used to order this at any restaurant that specialises in this. The prawns are again super fresh! Even the hairy legs could be eaten too. I like the sauce so much too.

Salted Egg Crab (RM 52 for 2 pieces) 

I think I can safely declare that this is the only place in KL with such a cheap price for crabs! The entire crab is coated with salted egg very thoroughly and it is very salty too, if you are a salted egg fan! The presentation is also very beautiful here.

Steamed Crab with Steamed Egg White (Market price) 

Me and my friend were addicted to the steamed egg white that was so sweet from the crab juices! Superb and juicy crabs too!

Steamed King Razor Clams with Garlic (RM 9.80 per piece)  

All the seafood here must be so fresh otherwise they could not have everything steamed! These clams are imported from Scotland. The clams' sweetness is added with the straw mushrooms. What a great idea!

Cheese Butter Crabs (RM 52) 

I absolutely love the cheese crabs here! It is just fantastic! Very fresh, rich, creamy, sinful yet not salty like how I ate it elsewhere.

Sizzling Butter Sauce Squid (RM 19) 

This is another dish, I am in love with. The sauce coats the squids so beautifully and the giant squid is amazing. It was as though they are cooked with curry as it is also spicy.

Stone Emperor Rice aka Loh Mai Kai 

This is a new addition to the menu. If you like your Loh Mai Kai non sticky like how I do, you will like this with a lot of Lab Cheong too!

Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot / Poon Choy (RM 298 for 6 pax, RM 498 for 8 pax) 

Looking at their Facebook, there is 29% discount for this as the normal price is RM 658! There are many expensive ingredients inside such as abalone, sea cucumber, prawns, dried oysters, broccoli, bacon wrapped with enoki mushrooms, chinese wet seaweed, fatty pork meat, duck meat drumstick, chicken drumstick, on a bed of cabbage and soy sheets. I feel the price is also cheaper than the one in KK where I first ate this for RM 600 plus for a bigger one at a coffee shop!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mimi Nguyen Cafe

I have been aiming this Vietnamese cafe for quite a while and have always wanted to eat this. So I persuaded him to eat with me. He doesn't like Vietnamese food much but I love it. This is so original and genuine as it is fully operated by Vietnamese. Even the customers are Vietnamese.

We had trouble communicating with the Vietnamese waitress as she couldn't understand much Mandarin though she could speak a little Mandarin. So we failed to cancel the Beef Pho which arrived later. At least better than she almost ordered 2 bowls for us.

Pho (Beef Noodle) [RM 11.80]

There is just a small portion of the pho and the beef slices are just amazing. I was so greedy to have a lot of spice from the very spicy Vietnamese chilli inside the soup that I ended up with my eyes getting so red.

Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Rice Handroll) [RM 7.80]

This is weird as I expected that it should be original and the best in a Vietnamese shop but the skin is too hard and tasted like plastic. So I digged all the ingredients to eat.

Ca Hu Kho To (Claypot Patin Fish) [RM 9.80]

The patin cooked with caramel is so juicy, succulent and smooth and as tasty as I thought it to be.

Bo La Lot (Vietnamese Beef Wrap) [RM 13.80]

This is the weirdest with the beef wrapped with leaf and then barbecued till it became black. There are big sides of leaves, salad, cucumber and special sauce to go with.

Tra Xanh Khong Do (Lemon Green Tea) [RM 5.80] 

This is served in its original bottle format and is quite tasty with sourish taste inside.

Rau Ma Dan Xanh (Pennywort Juice) [RM 7.80]

This is actually a mix of herbs and vegetables which resulted in very natural sweetness in the drink. I feel refreshed.

We were also given some special welcome drink.

Joanathan could not get used to all these weird traditional food whereas I finished every bit as I love salad.

Details: J-01-04, Jalan PPK 1, Pusat Perniagaan Kinrara, Puchong 47100 Selangor 

Padi House @ Mitsui Outlet

This is our first time going to Mitsui Outlet as we heard the prices are quite cheap here. There was even a queue outside Nike. Every food outlet had a queue including Bari Uma, Senya, Don Don, Sushi King so we finally decided to come to Padi House.

Lamb Stew (RM 18.60) 

The place is so busy that even our drinks didn't arrive first. It was a relief when my Lamb Stew arrived finally. The stew is just normal and looks like it is ready made whereby the premixed pastry is used on top. Thank god it is soft enough. The bottom had lamb stew.

Ham & Egg Sandwich (RM 15) 

I initially thought this is expensive but it turned out to be cheaper than the one at The Loaf next door which costs RM 28! The egg is thinly sliced and coupled with ham. The best part is that nachos is served together with salsa dip, which made Jonathan's dream come true!

Melon Minty Lychee (RM 11)

The drinks here are more expensive than the food. Unfortunately, I could not savour this because my back tooth was suddenly painful when I drank anything cold or hard today.

Lot F58, First Floor, Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA, Persiaran Komersil, 64000 KLIA Sepang Selangor
Tel: 03-86602113

Fiqs Gastronomy

We passed by this place so many times but we haven't gotten the chance to try the food here. Finally did it today after browsing so many cafes in SS18 and SS19.

The interior is clean and cosy with side sofa and cushions. All the tables are lined at the side. The lighting is just nice. There are also area outside for dining.

Oglio Linguine (RM 18) 

The Oglio is done al dente unlike the other pasta outside in Malaysia and even beats the one in Westin or Ombak Villa Langkawi. It is not too oily too. We added bacon for RM 3 which.
 is quite reasonable.

Pizza Margherita (RM 25) 

The pizza was just normal if I were not to add in mushroom for RM 6 which made it taste better and juicier. The pizza crust is crispy and fluffy at the side. The pizza is super huge and thin.

Warm water costs RM 0.50 for each glass.

We were too full so we canceled the Alaska meringue.

Details: No. 34, Jalan SS19/1D, 47500 Subang Jaya Selangor