Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ni Ming Satay Lok Lok 你明沙爹乐乐 @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, Johor

Ni Ming Satay Lok Lok 你明沙爹乐乐 @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah

It was an afternoon which we were looking for some tea time snacks around Taman Ungku Tun Aminah. Taman Ungku Tun Aminah is an old residential area, with some long-standing restaurants or eatery within the housing area. There is a "food street" in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, which gathers all the hawker trucks, eatery shops which selling various foods and snacks in the afternoon. If you are hungry or looking for a place for light foods in the afternoon, this can be a paradise for variety, there are penang laksa, curry mee, lok lok, wanton mee and etc.

"Lok Lok" means bit-size food on wooden skewers. Lok Lok is one of the popular street food at night, but we are surprised that we are able to enjoy this street food at day time! At the early days, the raw food or semi-cooked food can only be dipped into vats of boiling water, and to be paired with peanut sauce or sweet sauce. Now, to satisfy youngster's curiosity and taste bud, most of the Lok Lok's business operators have invented different cooking methods, we can now deep fry or grill our "Lok Lok"

We have ordered few sticks as our tea time snacks. The mini hot dogs was deep-dried, chicken wing was grilled, kangkung and century eggs were boiled with hot water. Different taste, different biting textures in a plate. There are plenty choices for sauce too.
Curry Mee 北海咖哩面  RM4
Within the same eatery, there is another stall selling curry mee. With the price of RM4, I am definitely satisfied with the rich ingredients that they used, comprising fish cakes, boiled egg, tau bok, long beans and clams. The taste is not of top excellence, but it indeed satisfy my craving of having a hot and spicy curry mee.

There are few other stalls outside the eatery and also other eateries within the same row of shops. If you are hungry in the afternoon, this will definitely be your paradise of affordable foods!

Address : Ni Ming Satay Lok Lok 你明沙爹乐乐
Jalan Pahlawan 1, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah
81300 Johor Bharu
GPS : N1 31.280 E103 39.767

Business Hour : 9am - 7pm
Closed on Tuesday
Tel : 016-758 9016

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Jogoya Buffet Restaurants上閤屋 @ Starhill Gallery KL

Jogoya Buffet Restaurants 上閤屋 @ Starhill Gallery KL

With a large area of nearly 30000 square feet, Jogoya buffet restaurant in Kuala Lumpur can accommodate up to 650 Guests at a time. They claimed it as the largest Japanese buffet in Malaysia.

The whole interior design is made based on the ‘flowing’ concept and has a variety of dining area such as the disclosed area, semi-disclosed, private seats for couples and the VIP rooms.

Using the highest quality of ingredients (Pork Free), the creative and skilled chefs at Jogoya have prepared more than 400 dishes of different style like Chinese, Western, Japanese, Malaysian and a lot of other styles. This has made Jogoya an irresistible place to enjoy delicious cuisines.

Buffet Price:
Lunch: RM 82++
Dinner: RM 92++
Supper: RM 82++

For Children
80 – 100cm: RM 10++
101 – 120cm: Half Price++
121cm above: Normal Price

Address : Jogoya Buffet Restaurants 上閤屋
T3, Relish Floor, Starhill Gallery,
 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS : N3 08.854' E101 42.817'

Business Hour
11:30 – 16:20 (Weekdays)
11:00 – 16:20 (Weekend)
17:00 – 21:30 (Daily)
21:40 – 23:40 (Daily)

Reservation : 03 – 21421268 
Online reservation portal  >> click here
 Fax: 03 – 21488171

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Restaurant SPOA 合德宝阿斯里海鲜 @ Telok Kabong, Kg Pasir Puteh, Johor

Restaurant SPOA 合德宝阿斯里海鲜 @ Telok Kabong, Kg Pasir Puteh, Johor

There are few famous aboriginal seafood villages situated near to the sea in Johor Bahru, respectively in Perling, Permas and Pasir Gudang. The restaurant is sitting alongside the sea, enable the diners to enjoy the breeze and also the city view of our neighbour, Singapore. We have taken the opportunity to visit one of the seafood restaurant of the same nature in Pasir Gudang, which is secretly hidden inside Tanjung Puteri Golf Course. 

There are few restaurants within the vicinity, but based on the "research" that we have done, SPOA is the recommended and popular one among others, mainly because the price is comparatively reasonable. We visited SPOA during late lunch hour, the restaurant is extremely quiet with only 2-3 tables of customers.
It is like a live seafood market here where various seafood are displayed in the aquarium and only be "slaughtered" after you place order. The oysters they offer are as big as my palm, they look attractive but we have not ordered as our target today is CRAB!! 
This is some of the crabs where their claws are tied to avoid "prison-breaking". 
Large number of prawns swimming in the water!

Fried Sweet Potato Leaves 清炒番薯叶  RM8
For vegetable, we opted for simple quick fried sweet potato leaves with garlic. Without the sambal belacan that normally goes well with sweet potato leaves, we able to taste the original flavour of it and surprisingly it is also delicious without much seasoning.
Lala Soup 拉拉汤 (600g)  RM12
Different from the clam soup that we normally have in Kuala Lumpur, their clam soup has heavy pepper flavour to balance the cool nature of clams. Ginger, carrots and mushrooms are added to the soup to make it more interesting.
Deep Fried Squid with Butter 奶油苏东 (400g) RM15.20
The butter squid is also not too bad, coated with a thin layer of flour and egg. The squid is deep-fried to perfection, followed by a quick stir fry with curry leaves and cili padi.
Salted Egg Fried Crab 咸蛋大螃蟹 (700g)  RM59.50
We ordered a big crab, the portion is just right for 2 person. The salted egg fried crab here is in wet version, goes well with the white rice. the crab is quite meaty too, totally satisfy our craving for crab!

Not far from the restaurant, there are few kelong, perhaps the fresh seafood are from there? Anyway, other than the seafoods, we do enjoy the seaview there, we found the sea here is less polluted compared to the other few seafood village. 

Address : Restaurant SPOA 合德宝阿斯里海鲜
Kg Pasir Puteh, Teluk Kabong, Johor
Location is near to Tanjung Puteri Resort & Golf Course

However, I do strongly recommend to follow the direction as below to avoid get lost or cannot find the place:

- From second link (travelling on North-South Highway), exit at Pasir Gudang (exit no. 256).
- After exiting, basically you are on Pasir Gudang highway.
- Drive all the way straight with no turns at all for about 40-50mins.
- You will know it's nearing soon, when you enter the industrial zone with a couple of refineries as well as the Johor Port.
- Drive on till you reach Tanjung Puteri Golf Course on the right of the road.
- Turn in and just follow the paved road all the way.
- Reach a stretch of coarsely and poorly paved road (beware road is rather bumpy).
- Proceed till you see a sign board amidst a palm oil plantation.
- It may seem a dead end but no, turn right into the palm oil plantation 
- you'll be surprised to see 3 to 4 restaurants along river bank which is the Straits of Johor overseeing Northern Pulau Ubin!

Quoted from Dreamersloft

Business Hour : 11am - 11.30pm
Tel : 013-7099399 / 07-216 2798