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

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh 强记肉骨茶 @ Kota Tinggi, Johor

Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh 强记肉骨茶 @ Kota Tinggi, Johor

We have been hearing the good name of Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh for quite some time, but have not had a chance to try it out due to its locality until a very good Sunday and thanks to the kindness of our driver, we were finally here!


The stall just located at the roadside and but not very eye-catching, there are no other significant buildings nearby, so extra attention is required to avoid missing the stall. It was on weekend and hence there are patrons from Singapore too. By judging from the number of vehicles outside the stall, we were so worried that we have to wait long for a table. But surprisingly, we were seated quite fast in less than 15 minutes after our arrival.  


This is our strategy, one of us queued up to make order while the rest of us looking for table. More importantly, the method works, we got our dishes in 15 minutes after we were seated. We must salute the business owner and their helpers too, for being capable to deliver dishes in a timely manner despite the big crowd during the weekend.


Braised Pig Trotters 卤猪脚
The braised pig trotters came first. As its dark colour showed, the pig trotters are deeply flavourful. The timing for cooking the dish is well controlled too, the skin maintains its springiness, but the meat inside was very soft and melting in mouth. Yummy! 

Special Bak Kut Teh with Rice Wine 肉骨茶(附加米酒)
Similar to most of the bak kut teh in Johor, Kiang Kee bak kut teh is also served piping hot in a claypot. We heard from others that the Kiang Kee bak kut teh has its distinguishing feature, which it goes well with rice wine too. To enhance the dining experience, we requested for the special bak kut teh with rice wine. The rice wine was just appropriate to complement, not overly cover up the goodness of the herbal broth.  

Pig Stomach Pepper Soup 猪肚胡椒汤
As we do not visit Kiang Kee on a regular basis, we tried to have more variety to have a taste of each of dishes. Hence, we added on another porky dish-- pig stomach pepper soup. The pig stomach were cut into bigger pieces to provide better biting texture. The soup is very tantalizing with the pepper.  



 Preserved Vegetables 梅菜  




Address: Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh 强记肉骨茶
Batu 8½, Jalan Mawai, 
Kota Tinggi, 81900 Johor
GPS : 1.827626   103.958473

Tel: +607 8821290 / 019-747-9416
Business Hours: 7.30am till sold out
(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Stulang Laut Kuey Tiao Kia 三楼粿条仔 @ Taman Stulang, Johor Baru

Stulang Laut Kuey Tiao Kia 三楼粿条仔 @ Taman Stulang, Johor Baru

In the vicinity of the famous Woon Kiang Kuey Teow Kia, there is another stall at the side selling kuey teow kia as well. The stall is commonly known by the regular patrons as San Lou Kuey Teow Kia. Although it does not operate from a proper shop, the business remains good. 


The stall has a very simple set up. There are two stalls under the same roof, the one right at the entrance is selling laksa, and walk a bit further you can see the kuey teow kia stall. For convenience sake, there are some limited parking space just outside of the stalls. 


During dinner hours, the stall is packed with people. We queued up to order our food.


Some of the dishes are displayed at the stall and the patrons can make their choice by pointing to the "spare parts" that you wish to have. To kill the waiting time, you may also take some of their side dishes (which are ready foods) from the table next to the order counter. The side dishes include meat balls, sausages, spring rolls and other fried stuffs. 


I found their dishes not too salty and the taste being quite consistent during our few visits. The herbal soup (the base of the kuey teow) is darker in colour but not very clingy to the kuey teow, maybe this is the reason why it does not taste overly salty compared to some of the kuey teow kia shops.


Overall, we had a pleasant dinner here although the portion was rather small. Feeling not contented with the main course, we actually took the side dishes again! 




Address : Stulang Laut Kuey Tiao Kia 三楼粿条仔
Jalan Stulang Darat, 
Taman Stulang, 80300 Johor Bahru
GPS : N1 28.316  E103 46.645

Business Hour : 5pm - 11pm (Close on Monday)