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Absolute Viet @ Setia Walk, Puchong

Posted by Sherlyn K On 12:06 AM 0 comments

How could it be possible that it was only my first time to Setia Walk last week... As much as I've heard so much about this place, it was a little out of place for me. However, I was glad that our meet up took place there last week. How serene and what a relaxing place this F&B are surrounded with.

Walking around, our eyes were busy checking out the F&B outlets... and having to decide what to eat, could be quite a task.

We walked passed Absolute Viet during dinner time, and it was packed with customers.

Inviting front
Upon all of us arriving, checked with all our appetite and we shortlisted to Korean, or Vietnam, and 3 of us opted to give this Vietnam food a shot. We like that this place is simple yet inviting enough.

The boss came to asked if we require any recommendation. And since we opted food for sharing, he suggested this Assorted Dishes (small size) that comes with pork, chicken, fish, popiah, vermicelli, shredded carrot, cucumber, bean sprout and basil leaves. It's either basil leave or mint leave that will usually give vietnam roll a boost to the taste.  The set comes with 5 pieces of rice paper, and additional rice paper comes at RM0.50 per piece.

When the Assorted Dishes was served, I was really impressed by the generous portion that comes with it. Real value for money and everything really tasted so good.

The boss was kind enough to offer to demonstrate to us 1 round on how to roll the rice paper vietnam roll.

Step 1. Mix the sauce that comes with peanut
Step 2. Dip the rice paper all around. Just dip, and its crucial to not be too wet. It was a mistake that I've done at home all this while, that we wet the rice paper totally, and this will eventually result in the rice paper being too soggy by the time the ingredients are placed onto the rice paper.
Step 3. Apply the sauce on top of the rice paper.
Step 4. Take a little of each ingredients, except for popiah. Little enough of each so that it doesn't "burst" the rice paper.
Step 5. Roll and wrap up the rice paper roll.
Assorted Dishes. Price-RM24.90
Yummy yummy Vietnam roll
The combination of all the ingredients.. a total thumbs up.

And the other dish recommended by the owner was the Tomato Noodle Soup. My first feedback, is it like 'tomato sauce' kind  of taste? He assured that it doesn't really has the tomato taste... in fact its a little sourish, and taste a little of tom yam..

One of the best tasting noodle.. Am I exaggerating? Ain't so..  The soup base tasted extremely good, and it carries a tinge of asam laksa taste (not spicy though, and a little sourish). Totally appetizing. It comes with chicken, and egg, and I just loved the noodle that is the thick vietnam noodle. As explained by the owner, in Vietnam, there isn't mee available, everything is made using rice, like rice noodle, vermicelli type, rice roll. All rice based.

Tomato Noodle Soup. Price-RM9.90
Simple seating

I love their logo - "Absolute Viet"

All 3 of us took the lemongrass tea. Nice.

The portion of the 2 food items ordered were sufficient for the 3 of us. Next, I hope to come with a bigger group, so that I can order more items to try. I can't wait to be back.


Absolute Viet
i-5-G, Block i, Setia Walk,
Persiaran Wawasan PBP,
47160 Puchong
Tel : 03-5879 0522 / 017-797 0522 (KC Foong) / 012-797 0522 (Effe Chan)


Closed on Wednesday, once in every 2 weeks (best to call to confirm which Wed as its subject to change)

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Garage 51 @ Bandar Sunway

Posted by Sherlyn K On 4:56 PM 0 comments

Having read through a few articles online and blog about Garage 51, it all did managed to raise my curiosity of this place. What attracted me most, wow, a cafe with a garage 'feel' concept. Its such a change from the F&B scene in the past that its opened at the more commercial areas, however, we will now find F&B outlets opened at some of the most unexpected locations. 

I really liked the interior of Garage 51, and its very high ceiling.


You won't missed Garage 51 as you pass it

Check out the chair design
Packed lunch crowd
Garage 51 offers very limited menu, with only few selection available for lunch, and separately few others for dinner. Point to note is that their kitchen is closed between 4-6pm. I suppose with the amount of crowd, the selection currently meets the demand by the majority. 

Looking at the menu, the Awesome Garage Breakfast attracts my eye. It says diced mushroom, homemade hash potatoes, smoked salmon with free range poached eggs. Well, somehow I wasn't expecting all this items being stacked on top of one another. And I find that the portion is a little too small, and this dish seems to count on the natural taste from its origin, and to conclude, it doesn't taste as good as it looked... 
Awesome Garage Breakfast. Price-RM19
The bagel that Joanne is way too hard to be chewed. We know that bagel has a harder texture, however, we really don't find this pleasing to the palatte. She in fact only took the salmon and avacodo, and just couldn't finish off the whole thing.. and well, I don't blame her...

Smoked salmon on bagel with salsa. Price-RM18

 Coffee wise, I find that it lacks the richness of coffee, and it surely does feels diluted. 

Latte. Price-RM8.90
I do hope that it is only my very personal experience that will not garner this place a second visit. Thank god that taste is a very personal thing which I'm certain others may have a total opposite opinion from me.


Garage 51
51, Jalan PJS 11/9, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya 

Business Hour : 
Tue-Sun, 11am-11pm (closed on Monday)
*kitchen is closed from 4-6pm 

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In House @ Kota Kemuning

Posted by Sherlyn K On 3:52 PM 2 comments

I was shared of this eatery by my photographer friend whom did product shot for In-House. In summary, he concluded that this place is run by a very passionate lady that serves big portion healthy food at highly reasonable price. But I would never have guessed where it is located.

True enough - In-House is located within industrial area in Kota Kemuning, and my WAZE came in handy in helping me get to this location. 

Once you reach this location, you will find that the restaurant is heavily surrounded by plants and trees.. How soothing. It almost immediately tuned my mind to a relaxing mode.

Surrounded by lots of bamboo tree

Headed towards entrance of In House
Came twice, and during lunch, they are fully packed. Looks like this is a regular spot for those working nearby.

Neat and clean environment



Cosy corner

  Ordered their pot drink filled with mixture of fruits. A good way for sharing.


Yummy pot of tea
We ordered the cantonese seafood noodle. Wow, really lots of vege and ingredients, that we almost can't finish them.


Cantonese Seafood Noodle. Price-RM13.90

In-House is famous for its Sauna Noodles, where the noodles is served in a hot stone wok to preseve the heat. In addition, the sweetness and nutritional values of the ingredients are maintained, and food is kept warm till the last mouthful.

Clear broth and can taste the natural sweetness from the ingredients used.
Sauna Noodles. Price - RM12.90 that comes with fish. Other options - Vegetarian RM9.90, Chicken-RM12.90
The rice is favorite of my nieces... cos of the cheese used.. 
Baked Herbal Chicken Rice. Price-RM12.90
Overall, taste of the food is not too heavy...mild taste that allows you to enjoy the original taste of the ingredients. I like the fact that hey do not use MSG in their food.

There are also the outside seating area. However, just standing there for a little while, a few of us were bitten by mosquitoes. So don't think it's quite a good choice.

Some water feature and lots of greens, outside In-House

In-House Health Cuisine
28, Jalan Anggerik Mokara 31/47 Kemuning,
40460 Shah Alam, Selangor

Tel : 03-5121 0151

Business Hour :
Mon-Fri 11am-8.30pm, Sat, Sun 9.30am-8.30pm

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I can't remember when was the last I had the feeling of 'love at first bite'.. 
Had saw a long queue queing for Garrett's popcorn at KLCC some time back, but this time when I saw the same at 1-Utama, I just had to try it. 

But somehow I couldn't figure out the pricing much, but hey, how much would a pack of popcorn cost. 
And when it was my turn, my eyes was set on Caramel flavor, and requested for the Caramel Popcorn mixed with Macadamia. 
Took the medium pack, and at cashier counter, I paid RM36 (without nuts is RM21).



Ouch, if given time to think about it, ain't sure if I would paid this much for popcorn. But after I took 1 bite of the popcorn, I felt, wow! It's really worth the money spent. 

Each of the popcorn is quoted well with the caramel, and there are just loads of macadamia inside. Since buying raw macadamia isn't cheap, so the price came to very well worth it.
Crunchiness to the max, and super fresh!


I'm now at a phase that I cut down on 'fattening' food, but when the time comes, I surely want to indulge in Garrett's popcorn again.

Garrett Popcorn Shops @ 1 Utama (located within Candylicious)
Lot G139B, Ground Floor, 1Utama Shopping Centre
Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya,
47800 Selangor



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Saffron @ Sri Hartamas, KL

Posted by Sherlyn K On 4:14 PM 0 comments

Past few weeks, I've had craving for  Indian restaurant that I frequented more than 10 years ago... Oh, why haven't I been there for so long?

Heading to the neighbourhood the other day, took the chance to visit Saffron for lunch.

Saffron is a family business, serving Northern Indian dishes.

The boss is looking not any less passionate as I last saw him, and upon checking with him, they have now been opened for 19 years... What a record! since nowadays we see many F&B open and close over a short span of operation.

Simple and cosy setting  
Checked the ala-carte menu, but saw the option for Set Lunch which is highly recommended...You get a portion of meat, vege, bread or rice plus yoghurt salad. What else could we ask for, at the price of RM12.90 which offers you good quality food.

Set Lunch options
For the set lunch, we get smaller portion vs if we were to order them ala carte, but the portion given as part of set lunch isn't too little as well. So, worth it!

For the 1st set, we opted for 'Butter Chicken', which is boneless chicken cubes braised in creamy almond and butter sauce, accompanied by 'Maharaja Baingen' which is eggplant spiced with garam masala. They both taste very rich in flavor. I have always loved their 'Bahtura', which is Saffron's specialty.. It's fluffy naan like bread, but this texture carries a slight crispiness and thin.

Set Lunch 1
As fr the second set lunch, we opted for 'Saffron Mirch Murgh', which is chicken and potatoes in spicy curry, flavored with dried chilli and curry leaves, "Sang Aloo' which is home-style potatoes cooked with lightly spiced spinach and "Bhatura".
Set Lunch 2
Overall the food in Saffron has just the right balance in flavor, spiciness and for those who appreciate spices, they will surely love the food served here.

Saffron
5 Jalan Sri Hartamas 7,
Taman Sri Hartamas,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-6201 1375

Business Hours : 12nn-2.30pm, 6.15pm-10pm (closed in between hours)

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Exhibit Cafe @ Taman Tun, KL

Posted by Sherlyn K On 1:44 AM 0 comments

For the past few times, as I was in search of place to go, I will just surf the net, and search for 'nice cafe in xxxx' and this time, I was in search for nice cafe at Taman Tun. , and the post by Eat Drink KL pops up... From his post, I saw this really nice cafe, with simplicity in its interior, that exudes home comfort.

Nailed... Exhibit Cafe, here I come. 

This is as I was walking up the stairs of Exhibit Cafe.

I was focusing my eye on the simple welcoming corner

Once entered, a look to the right... the wash basin and mirror makes me feel like I'm in IKEA. :)

To the cleanliness, thumbs up
When we arrived, its pretty quiet during dinner time on Saturday, but soon after, few more tables was occupied.

Spacious
Each piece of table and chairs are unique on its own, and customer may choose what mood he/she would like, and choose their most ideal seating or table to suit them.. Hehe..
For those who interested to purchase, one could also do so. Just check with the owner.
Each piece of furniture has its own story, which selection is from the mid-century. Some designs of the furniture existed way before I was born.

Nice two seater facing the window view

Over the inner corner

More options of seating

A look towards the back
Some seating may be more suitable for drinks, than to have a meal as the table size and shape may not be too appropriate..
Spot the cute little table
Nice homemade cookies and drink
Exhibit specialize in hand drip coffee, however, both me and Connie wasn't up for coffee that evening.
And for the particular weekend we were there, only 2 food item were available, hmm.. no choice may be a good thing, as we need not decide on anything. Hehe..

From its sandwich & soup set, the option we had was Veggie Sandwich and the clam chowder. With this set, we had a choice of drink at RM5, instead of the original price of RM8 (actual price - TBC).

Raspberry Drink

Just check out how healthy our meal was...  Maybe I'm used to a little feasting especially on weekend, so this is a nice change.

The baguette are partially made in France whereby its frozen dough is flown in to the owner, and they are baked freshly at Exhibit.

The veggie sandwich and clam chowder set. Price-RM23 

The baguette has the hard texture on the outside, with softness inside. Inside was pure vege, tomato. Healthy stuff!
I must say that this clam chowder wasn't quite like I expected but I must say, it does taste good, with the freshness of clams and chunks of potato that came with it. Natural sweetness !
 
Clam Chowder Soup
A new item on Exhibit's menu is the Chicken Thigh saute with homemade fresh tomato sauce, served with salad. Chicken cooked to perfection, and as long as sauce its not those that comes from can, it has to taste good. 

We shared both the above meal, and not long after meal, we surely can have another bowl of noodle. We are female big eater or what?

Chicken Thigh. Price - RM25
Exhibit does serve a decent selection of cake, but we just felt though the price is reasonable, the portion was way too small, that doesn't seem to entice us enough that particular evening.

For sure, I'll come back during an afternoon to enjoy a cup of coffee over nice chat with friends.

Exhibit Cafe TTDI,
86A, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-7731-3311

Business Hours :  11am-9pm (closed on Wednesdays)

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What's with my craving lately? This morning after delivering my cupcakes order, my craving signals 'char siu'. However, I totally forgot which turning to take, and thankfully there is "WAZE" that directed me. 


Alright! I found it..  They have good flow of customers at around 11am.

 


The wan tan noodle truly is 1 of the best I've tried.. chewy texture in every bite, with just the right taste..  
Oh the pork doesn't need more introduction, as it has just the right fat level, and the edges comes with slight chewiness, and absolutely fragrant from its marination. Superb. 

A set of this wan tan mee priced at RM6.70 and this same price applies to its char siu rice.


Spring Garden Restaurant
25, Jalan Sepadu C,
25/C, Section 25,
Taman Perindustrian Axis,
40400 Shah Alam




Business Hours : 
7am - 4pm 

Tel : 019-337 9319, 016-205 0660 (Max Lim)

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