Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Authentic Johor Baru Kuey Tiao Kia 老字号新山粿条仔 @ Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Baru

Authentic Johor Baru Kuey Teow Kia 老字号新山粿条仔 @ Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Baru

Have been trying few famous kuey teow kia in Johor Bahru, and this shop near to the wet market in Taman Sri Tebrua has become one of my favourite. The name of the restaurant, claiming itself as an authentic restaurant for Kuey Teow Kia in Johor Bahru. I am not too sure about its authenticity, but its kuey teow kia one of the most delicious and just right to my taste.

We normally visit the restaurant during dinner time. Other than the tables in the shop, they also get ready with another half dozen of tables, to cater the bigger crowd later in night.

The herbal broth is lighter in colour but is sufficiently flavourful. 

Our all-time favourite side dishes to go with the kuey teow kia are beancurd skin, pig intestine, pig skin, braised egg, pork belly, all of which are very tasty as they have fully absorbed the essence of the broth. This Authentic Johor Bahru has become one of our regular places for kuey teow kia, the main reason being is their consistent quality and standard, the same good taste is maintained all the while.

Address : Authentic Johor Baru Kuey Tiao Kia 老字号新山粿条仔
81, Jalan Keris 1, Taman Sri Tebrau,  
80050 Johor Baru
GPS : N 1 29.202 E 103 46.022

Business Hour : 5pm - 2am

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Workshop Cafe & Bar by Gran Fiesta @ Mount Austin, Johor Baru

The Workshop Cafe & Bar by Gran Fiesta @ Mount Austin, Johor Baru

We were in Mount Austin for the other matter and decided to have lunch here as well. Mount Austin has been developing into another food paradise and a hot spot for youngster in Johor Bahru, mainly because of the increasing population in the vicinity. Mount Austin is especially crowded and happening during the weekends and after works. We visited The Workshop during the day time, which is less crowded and parking lots are easily found.

The Workshop, is one of restaurants operated by Gran Fiesta. The whole building is painted in black, modern yet adventurous design. Its interior, as it is named, reflects industrially-inspired elements, by featuring exposed bulb lighting and playful wall illustrations. The Workshop is also a hybrid of cafe and bar, suits everybody's needs from morning tea to night drinks. 

Mocha  RM11
We ordered a Mocha, which is on the average and nothing to shout about. But, as mentioned earlier, this is a place to suit everybody's needs, so the wide variety of drinks and foods is a key point to gather a bunch of friends who have different craving.
Wedges with Cheese  RM12
As we were too hungry, we had the wedges with cheese. We have unavoidably compared it with the cheezy wedges in KFC, but we are of the view that this version is equally good with the very creamy cheese sauce. It is also a very good and handy bite to pair with beer.

Pork Belly with Special Sauce  RM24
This is the dish that we didn't expect it to serve like Chinese's "siew york", we thought it will be in the form of pork chop to feed my hungry stomach. We honestly didn't know that it is actually a beer food. Haha, no wonder the waitress asked us if we want the plain pork belly version or the other one with spaghetti. Ok, I am hungry enough to wallop everything and definitely includes this "siew york". Undeniably, this is very savoury to go with beer, but eating it alone in the afternoon as late lunch, I found it a bit overly salty. 
Traffic Light  RM18.90
Warm waffle with strawberry, kiwi, peach & vanilla ice cream. This is one of the signature desserts and as it is named, it is presented in the traffic light colours. Very delightful looking at the abundant fresh fruits and we almost overlook the ice-cream sandwiched by the waffle. The waffle was well done too, crispy at the outside and soft at the inside. The batter was just nice and not too sweet, allow the fresh fruits to fully express its natural sweetness. 

Address : The Workshop Cafe & Bar by Gran Fiesta
31, Jalan Austin Height 8/8 , Taman Mount Austin 
81100 Johor Bahru
GPS : N1 33 53 E103 46 38

Bussiness Hour : 12pm - 1am
Tel : 07-361 1557

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

TGI Fridays @ Wisma Jotic, Johor Baru

TGI Fridays @ Wisma Jotic, Johor Baru

Among other occasions, Valentines Day is one of the occasions that many business owners come out with different ideas to attract patrons. By having a decent valentine meals to getting your loved ones a bouquet of flowers of a memorable gift,  most of us have contributed to the business of restaurants, florists, jewelry shops and etc. We have checked few restaurants' valentine special menu and although every restaurants offered creative and competitive menu, we have made booking at TGI Fridays, a choice with quality guaranteed.
Luis Felipe Edwards Pupilla
Started our meal with a wine. Sauvignon Blanc origin from Chile for her. It tastes light and smooth, the fruity sweetness is definitely ladies' favourite. 
Luis Felipe Edwards Pupilla
Carbernet Sauvignon origin from Chile for myself. I have chosen this to match with my main course. 
Trio Platter
A valentine meal consists of starter, 2 main course and a dessert. A trio platter of Baked Mussels with anchovies crumbs & Jack cheese, Chicken French Rolls and Garlic & Basil Bruschetta. We were hungry and hence it was finished in less than 5 minutes, simple yet appetizing.

Tennessee Steak
A thick, flavourful aged 7oz Strip Steak, seared and char grilled to ideal tenderness. Served with seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes and Tennessee sauce. The steak is grilled to its perfection, tender and juicy. I was surprised with the pinkish mashed potato as well, perhaps sweet potato was used, the natural sweetness complemented and neutralised the meat dish very well. 
Pan Seared Herby Salmon
Salmon fillet topped with homemade herb butter, served with coconut rice and roasted vegetables. It is rather a large portion for lady, especially with the serving of rice. The grilled salmon is bedded with blanched vegetables and paired with the coconut rice, a very colourful dish indeed.

Strawberry Gelato
Ended our dinner with a heart shaped strawberry gelato served with a chocolate droplet and strawberry dip. I would say this is a very good and appropriate dessert, the fruity ice cream is very refreshing and wash down the heaviness after an abundant dinner.

Address : TGI Fridays
Unit L2.01, Wisma Jotic,
Jalan Ayer Molek, Johor Bahru.
GPS : N 1 27.414 E 103 45.572

Bussiness Hour : 10am - 10pm
Tel :07- 221 3380
FB : Fridays