Monday, February 16, 2015

Wong Poh Restaurant, Aman Suria

I am not the biggest fan of Chinese food but I'm always up for crabs! Our family decided to have our crab cravings fixed in Wong Poh, Aman Suria after some research online. Mind you, I have almost zero knowledge of where to get the best Chinese food. Judging from their comments and reviews from blogs and Foursquare,  this should be good. 

First up, seaweed tofu soup. It's not memorable and you can find similar taste in almost all Chinese restaurants.

Almost more than half of Foursquare comments mentioned their pork knuckle so we ordered it. The skin was crispy and the juice didn't seep out which are great. Skip the chilli sauce and devour by dipping it in the dark sauce.

There were only 4 of us and we don't want to order too much and cause wastage so we just settle with Butter Milk Crab which is their signature. Be reminded to request for the wet version. I overlooked a comment and didn't inform them in time. The sauce was barely enough for all of us to dip with the fried mantou. The crabs are huge and with lots of flesh though I find the meat slightly bland.

There it is, the must order item if you order their crabs. They are the highlight of our dinner. I was so stuffed but still manage to down 2 mantou and wiped clean the butter milk sauce in the claypot.

I would return to try other types of crabs. Their service was prompt, food was up to par and an overall good experience. The bill for the dishes above came up to RM130+ which we thought was a great value.

Do call for reservation as it could get really crowded after 7pm. We went at around 6pm so tables were aplenty.

Tel: 03-78033527

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Simple Life, Leisure Mall Cheras

You could say that I'm a big fan of fried chicken but I do enjoy my fair share of Vegetarian / vegan meals. The place that my family and I always visit? The Simple Life in Cheras Leisure Mall. After many visits, their quality and portion are consistent. I could eat it everyday.

Their signature Lui Cha. I don't eat Lui Cha but according to T, it was bursting with flavours and every bite was enjoyable.

Close up of the Lui Cha gravy

My mom's tofu and mushroom dish. Their set meals could be large for even a big eater so sharing is a good way to not waste even a bit of the fresh and healthy ingredients.

My most ordered dish is their 5 grains fried rice. Simple yet so so good. The crackers included are also good. What's not to like in this place? None.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Beam Specialty, Sri Damansara

A rather odd place to find a cafe but boy it was a worthy visit. Tucked inside an industrial area in Sri Damansara, Beam Specialty used to only provide coffee beans to cafe but now has decided to turn their place into a cafe. You could easily miss it as there is no clear sign of it being a cafe. 

T's Mocha. It was a disappointment as it was too milky.

Their most ordered cake, When Tea Meets Coffee. A very light and fluffy cake infused with tea and paired up with coffee toffee. I'd return for this cake, definitely. 

Their Pulut Tai Tai is to die for as well. Dense, soft and fragrant. The kaya alongside it was perfect too.

I chose to have their cup of hand brewed coffee as I want something non-milky that day

My awesome cup of coffee. A mixture of Mandheling and Congo.

They have bottles and bottles of different coffee beans with labels. Feel free to ask the barista more about the beans and its taste.

Their Japanese Salad is equally good. Fresh salmon and prawns paired up with lots cabbage and lettuce. I don't remember clearly but the sauce should be Japanese Sesame sauce.

Beef Panini. Very generous with the cheese, salad and beef. Though I find the beef chewy.

Overall, it was a very good experience as food was good and service was excellent. Expect large crowd during brunch and lunch hours.