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Dynasty Dragon Restaurant, KL

Posted in food,KL,Kuala Lumpur,malaysia,puchong by chrisau on September 22, 2009
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Well, I was in KL over the Hari Raya holidays to celebrate my dad-in-law’s birthday. And, after trying out the food over here in  this restaurant, I really must blog it as it’s really good! Good service, great food, nice ambience and environment and clean kitchen!  You can actually see the kitchen from outside the shopping mall, as there’s a  glass window outside which give you a good view of the kitchen. I like the concept!

Ok, here’s the food…..

IMG_0980Mini Buddha Jump Over The Wall – soup boiled with scallop, shark fins, mushrooms…etc. Gives us  the energy to makan the rest of the food …LOL

IMG_0981Crispy Suckling Piglet Skin – The skin is very crispy and it’s great to wrapped it in a pau(below) after dipping into the black plum sauce.

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IMG_0984Dynasty’s Four Combinations – assorted food from the eatery.

IMG_0990Special Braised Estuary Grouper – One of the best dishes for the night. The fish meat is very tasty and fully absorbed the aroma of the gravy, which was nicely done!

IMG_0995Prawn in Superior Soup And Garlic

IMG_0996Stir Fried Lily Bulb with Ginger, Spring Onion And Mushroom

IMG_0997Stir Fried Piglet with Soya Sauce – which was cooked from the suckling piglet, after all the ‘skins’ are eaten.

IMG_1003Phoenix Golden Rice – Surprisingly, this is good too. I had two bowls of the vermicilli after all the food above! It’s so nicely fried  and delicious!

IMG_1004Sweet Fancy Duets – the yellow kuih sorta like ‘malai kou’ (cantonese) with pandan kaya spread. I love it too!

Dynasty Dragon Restaurant is located at -ES18-20 Second Floor, IOI Mall (New Wing) Puchong, Selangor

Dinner@Pavillion foodcourt

Posted in food,KL,malaysia by chrisau on June 7, 2009

This is my first time to Pavillion and I would say that it’s a very nice and decent mall to shop. Another great addition to the shopping haven in KL.

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I didn’t buy anything but still gotta makan and thus, together with my relatives, we hit the food court. It was really one of the nicest food courts I’ve ever visited and I guess it’s the best in Malaysia. But….. well, the food over there not cheap. In fact, it’s very expensive as compared to most of the food courts in other malls!

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Well, one of the ‘booths’ over there… and selling Ipoh stuffs! 🙂

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This is what I had, a Viet Beef noodle which cost around RM12 per bowl. It comes together with the below ‘dim sum’…which I’ve forgotten the name. It tasted minty when you chew on it ..thus, I assume peppermint leaves are added. The beef noodle tasted good and it’s quite a big bowl.

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After dinner, we strolled around the open pathway along the corridors of the mall which featured a lot of bistros. You can find great places for beer or coffee while enjoying a live football match. Below is the entrance to the mall.

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Another shot of the entrance…it’s almost closing then.

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Enjoying taking night pictures outside of the mall…snapping  to the left and right, much to my satisfaction. 🙂

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It’s really happening over there at night…. it was crowded and party-like atmosphere!

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Another shot….. before we hit home.

Night shots of Petronas twin tower

Posted in KL,malaysia by chrisau on June 4, 2009

I was in KL over the last weekend and I achieved one of my goals  – to snap at the KLCC Petronas Twin Towers at night. The towers were so lit up on that night and it was so bright and illuminating!! Enjoy the pictures, all are taken with my new Canon Powershot SX110 IS.

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My favourite and best shot of the night!

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Thanks to my 10x zoom, I manage to go ‘near’ the towers. 🙂

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I love this shot too, zooming in on the bridge. Seems like very near, right? Maybe I should take a shot from the bridge next time.

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Another view of the towers ….. from the ground. The skies are clear and the lights are bright. What a perfect night to snap at the towers!

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A majestic piece of  architecture wonder! opps… my neck still ok…

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Taken earlier of the day at Times Square, 10th level.

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Another shot from 1oth level at times square.  I once admired this Amoda building a decade ago cos it housed some famous organisations.

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Skyline of KL – old and new creations  in a concrete jungle. 😛

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Looking down to a lorong at Sg Wang Plaza from Times Sq. Look at the bustling traffic!

Places to eat in KL

Posted in KL by chrisau on April 9, 2008

I’ve extracted another article from the star paper dated, 9/4/2008, as it’s simply too irresistible. Read on…..

Good news is in store for meat lovers as Kobe Beef comes to Prime, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur.

The outlet’s award winning team that defended their “Most Outstanding Hotel Team & Overall Champion” award last year at the 8th Culinaire Malaysia 2007 will be cooking up a beefy affair. Kobe beef from the Wagyu cattle is bred in Japan on a diet of sake and beer, and receives daily massages to relieve muscle stiffness. This results in the most succulent and tender meat.

Considered the crème de la crème of all beef, Kobe beef is famous for its fine, even marbling, with a buttery texture and taste that will melt in your mouth and linger on your taste buds. A sommelier will be ready at hand to introduce ideal wine to accompany your meal. Kobe beef is available for dinner at RM 120 to RM 390 ++ per person.

For reservations, call 03-2263 7434.

Pizza at Avanti

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa gives the weekend an uplift with “WoWeekends!”. Featuring mouth-watering worldwide selections at four restaurants – Avanti Italian-American Ristorante, Sun & Surf Café, West Lake Garden Chinese Restaurant and Atrium Café – there are a host of cuisines and special highlights with more than 500 delicious eats and treats on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

At Avanti, there’s a hearty Italian Sunday lunch. Sun & Surf Café has 250 local and international favourites staged at its massive island-like buffet while West Lake Garden Chinese Restaurant’s super delicious Hong Kong-style Dim Sum is second to none.

For reservations, call 03-7492 8000 ext 3176 for Avanti, ext 3169 for Sun & Surf Café, ext 3181 for West Lake Garden and ext 6305 for Atrium Café.

Chocolate Macha Dome

Berisi Lounge at The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur has the Chocolate Macha Dome as its cake of the month. Touted for its spectrum of health giving benefits including lowering cholesterol and high in antioxidants, green tea makes an interesting partner with dark chocolate – also known for its antioxidant properties.

The cake with layers of fragrant green tea sponge is sandwiched between luscious green tea-infused fresh cream.

It is then coated with chocolate truffle and finished off with a coating of smooth dark chocolate glaze and decorated with toasted walnuts.

The cake is available throughout April, priced at RM7++ per slice and RM60++ for the whole cake.

For reservations, call 03-4042 9888 ext 9014.FUKUYA JAPANESE RESTAURANT, One Bangsar, 63B Jalan Ara, Bangsar Baru, KL. (Tel: 2282 1111) Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (noon-2.30pm); dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm).

Offers a unique menu of over 200 dishes created by its master chef complemented with a fine selection of sake and wine.

ZOHARA’S RESTAURANT, 9137 Jalan Bandar 4, Taman Melawati, KL (Tel: 03-4106 9137). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (11am-3pm); dinner (6pm-11pm). Specialises in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Signature dishes are Mulligatawny, Dum Briyani and Sultani Murgh Massalam. (No answer)

ITALIANNIES, F355, First Floor, Rainforest (New Wing), 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, KL (Tel: 03-7727 1399). Business Hrs: Mon-Fri (11am-11pm); Sat & Sun (10.30am-11.30pm). Halal. Italiannies quaint ambience is conducive for conversations over traditional Italian fare. Has a kids’ menu that would appeal to the young ones with kid-size pastas and pizzas.

DE 3 WESTERN CUISINE & CAFE, 83 Jalan Radin Tengah, Bandar Sri Petaling, KL (Tel: 03-9058 7851). Business Hrs: (11am-12.30am daily). Brings to mind scenes of cowboy movies of yesteryear. Western cuisine with a local twist like the D’ Fortune Seafood Spaghetti with Cili Padi.

WENDY’S BISTRO, 20 Jalan PJS8/18, Dataran Sunway Mentari, PJ (Tel: 03-5630 1699). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-11pm). Non-halal. Incorpo-rates a deli and bar with an extensive menu to boot with a variety of set lunches. Popular for its variety of pork dishes.

BAKERZIN, G-312, Ground Floor Highstreet, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, PJ (Tel: 03-7729 4493). Business Hrs: Daily (10am-11pm). Halal. Styled after a French teahouse and offers Warm Chocolate Cake Strawberry Shortcake and Creme Brulee. There are breads, soups, salads and sandwiches too.

FOOD FOUNDRY, PETIT Ground Floor, No 1, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, KL (Tel: 03-2282 2822). Business Hrs: Daily, 11.30am to 10pm. Closed on public hols. Specials for the Yuletide season include roast chicken with pine nuts and raisins with trimmings like sauteed potatoes and French beans with apple pie for dessert. Set meals with Pan-seared Seabass in Lemon Butter Sauce or Quarter Stuffed Roasted Chicken are available from Dec 22-31.

RESTORAN KING CRAB, 103-105 Jalan SS25/2, Taman Mewah Jaya, PJ (Tel: 03-7808 2388). Business Hrs: Daily (11am-2.30pm); dinner (6pm-11pm). Non-halal. Extreme-ly popular so getting a table requires some waiting time. Some dishes need pre-ordering.

FLOWER DRUM FINE CHINESE RESTAURANT, 239 1st Floor, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (Tel: 03-2142 2625). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat, lunch (11.30am-2.30pm); dinner (6.30pm-10.30pm). Sun & Public Hols, 10am-2.30pm; dinner, 6pm-10.30pm. Non-halal. Known for its Chinese fare featuring an East meets West concept, with a bit of Japanese influence thrown in. Baked Australian Lamb Chop with Red Wine, Grilled King Prawns with Lemongrass, Peking Duck and Oven-Baked Lamb Chop with Lemongrass and Steamed Cod Fish with Shredded Abalone & Chinese Herbs are some of the dishes to look forward to.

KAFE SAKURA KRISTAL, 301 Jalan Bandar 11, Taman Melawati, KL (Tel: 03-4108 5897). Business Hrs: Mon–Sat (noon-1am); Sunday (4pm-midnight). Halal. Asian, Thai, Western and Malaysian cuisine with enough options for vegetarians too.

THE RANCH CAFÉ, 14 Jalan Anggerik Vanilla Y 31/Y, Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam (Tel: 03-5122 7706). Business Hrs: Mon–Sat (11am-11pm); Sun & Public Hols (6pm-11pm). Halal. Western food and a segment on Mexican favou-rites with house specials like Tacos and Sizzling Beef Fajitas.

DECANTER 3, 5 Jalan 17/56, PJ (Tel: 03-7968 1300). Business Hrs: Mon-Sat (noon-midnight) / 7 Jalan Setiakasih 5, Bukit Damansara, KL (Tel: 03-2095 2507). Halal. Choose from over 80 Western and local favourites. Popular for its Oxtail Stew and Penang Assam Laksa.

BIBIWOK RESTAURANT, 16, Jalan Persiaran Puteri 1, Bandar Puteri, Puchong (Tel:03-8060 7659). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (11am-3pm); dinner (5.30pm-10.30pm). Pork-free. For Christmas and New Year, the restaurant is offering free Kerabu Mango Siakap Fish to diners spending more than RM120 on a single receipt. Regular specials include Ayam Api-Api, Thai-style Butter Prawn, Siamese Steamed Red Snapper and Curry Seafood Combo.

SRI NYONYA RESTAURANT, 14 Jalan 22/49, PJ (Tel: 03-7875 1031). Business Hrs: Tues-Sun, lunch (12.30pm-2.30pm); dinner (6.30pm-9.30pm). Pork-free. Family recipes like the Sri Nyonya Fried Chicken and Perut Ikan span four generations. Set Lunch available from Tuesday to Friday at RM10 nett per person.

H&H RESTAURANT, 31, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama (Up-town), PJ (Tel: 03-7728 5459). Business Hrs: Daily, lunch (11.30am-2.30pm); dinner (5.30pm- 9.30pm). Halal. Family restaurant with specialities like noodles and Western dishes which are prepared to order. Set menu available for four.

SOHO, G218, Grd Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, PJ (Tel: 03-7722 2155). Business Hrs: Daily, 10am-10pm. Non-halal. A chic restaurant drawing focus to Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine. Diner’s favourites are the Shanghai Steamed Meat Dumplings, Signature Crispy Duck, Kai Lan on Ice, Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion Rice Roll and Signature Custard Bun.