Monday, 30 April 2012

Robert's Penang Fried Kueh Teow @ Restaurant Say Huat 发中发, Section 17, PJ

Robert’s Penang Fried Kueh Teow
Restaurant Say Huat (Kopitiam) 发中发, Section 17

Today, I get back to my own planner. Wow! I already been here for not short not long period, until today is 4 years. Well, this place where usually i had my quick lunch or dinner here, sometimes breakfast at Pasar Pagi (morning market) at least twice a week. And I love their "Chap Fan' (mixed rice) , from the old one until new chap fan stall owner. Both i also like it. But too bad, this new chap fan stall don't daily soup supply. Haha.. Back to point, Robert's Penang Fried Kueh Teow can be found at this kopitiam.
Sorry for not sharing this nice and delicious fried kueh teow before this. Many of my friends including me are very recommend for this fried kueh teow. Not only the taste, and also the efficient speeding served. Time is money!

 The owner was busy heating his wok and preparing ingredients. Catch this scene for his passion to cook.
Fried Tong Hoon (large)   RM5
I trying to order something large in order to fill my extremely hunger stomach. Well.. everything come fine except the large size. I did not expect that this large fried tong hoon is really huge potion. Normally on some place, it come only tiny portion. This is reason order for a large on.. Wow.. I eat much much on it. Nice..
Fried Kueh Teow (large)   RM5.00
Next come on this long waiting and wanted famous fried kueh teow. What can be seen in this picture? is kueh teow, bean sprouts, chives, prawns, lap cheong (Chinese sausage) and egg. Everything mix, fried then become a hot and spicy fried kueh teow. Taste is great and fully recommend here for fried kueh teow.
Of course, there must be something different and secret recipe hidden under the plate. Taste it on your own!

Address : Robert’s Penang Fried Kueh Teow
Restaurant Say Huat 发中发
Seksyen17 , Jalan 17/27,
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS : N03 07.712'  E101 38.076'

Business Hour : 11am until 10pm daily.

Updated : I just found out they have branch at Damansara Kim and Taman Megah

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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Ikuzo Ramen @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

Ikuzo Ramen @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

Ikuzo Ramen is the latest restaurant which joining the big family of SS2 residential. Although this area has been mushrooming for all kinds of restaurant or cafe, but Ikuzo is quite outstanding from the other. Most of the Japanese restaurants mark up high prices for ramen, however, Ikuzo thinks that every person deserve a good quality and affordable ramen, therefore, all their ramens' pricing are lower than RM10.90.
Beside this, they also stressed that they make everything themselves using only fresh ingredients and absolutely no MSG added. FYI, this Ikuzo Ramen is a very "Porky" restaurant, where they not only serve the pork on the top of noodles and use pork bone to boil their soup, they even add in pork oil into the ramen soup to keep the soup warm and make it more fragrance.

Soup is made from hours of boiling pork and chicken bones.Ikuzo guarantees a healthy meal and ramen for everyone, so there is no MSG and preservative added, instead, they put in a lot vegetables and apple to enhance the sweetness of the soup.
The entrance of Ikuzo Ramen. FYI, Ikuzo means "Let's go" in Japanese. So, what are you waiting for? Let's go for Ramen!
The interior design of the restaurant is fusion of Japanese and western styles. Normally, we will only see pictures on wall in old western restaurant. The pieces of art on the wall are made or modified by the designer of Ikuzo, and all the paintings are open for sale. So if you are thinking to add some "ikuzo" elements in your house or office, you can purchase it too.
(Front)  Ginger Green Tea Yuzu Ice Cream Float  RM5.90
(Back)  Chocolate Milk Rice Ice Cream Float  RM5.90
I was quite impressed by their Yuzu ice cream float and rice ice cream float. It is not the ordinary ice cream that we bought outside, it is freshly made by the chef without using any cream. Instead, the Japanese chef replace it with yuzu or rice. The texture of the rice ice cream is special, where you still can feel the rice in my mouth. In the meanwhile, the yuzu ice cream emits some fragrance of Japanese lemon. Since Ikuzo is promoting healthy food, the containing sugar in the ice cream is 40% less than those in the market, no artificial colouring is used, where the light yellow colour of the ice cream is derived naturally from the ingredients itself.
(Front) Green Tea Milk   RM4.90
(Back)  Passion Fruit Soda  RM4.90
(Front)  Root Beer Rice Ice Cream Float  RM5.90
(Back)  Hot Ginger Green Tea  RM3.90
Shimbo Katsunori
The chef, Shimbo Katsunori demonstrated the process of making ramen. Noodles are made using super nutritious rye flour, which contains high nutritious values, rich in iron, protein, calcium, vitamin Bs and E and it also high in fiber. Rye cereal has a very low Glycemic Index, of only 34. Low-GI diet is associated with reduce risk of obesity. 
 *If you're wondering "How I know are they really using rye flour or not? *
Look detail into their noodles, then you will find some red dots, that are grind rye flour with its natural reddish.
Rice Ice Cream making process.. Look simple and hard works.
To make sure the customers are not boring with the same type of noodles, there are 4 types of ramen to choose from in 18 different styles of preparations!
(1) Original thin
(2) Spicy thin
(3) Original thick
(4) Spicy thick
Besides, the customers are encouraged to make their ramen soup nicer with the condiments on the tables. Pepper and vinegar are recommended to be added into shoyu-based soup, shicimi powder can be added into your miso soup, and last but not least seafood ramen is recommended to eat with their homemade chili oil, to make it more fragrance and explosive.

Yakiniku Ramen  RM8.50
Marinated and grilled beef slices with cabbage kimuchi in a shoyu-based soup. I like the grilled beef very much, which is well grilled, the meat is tender and juicy, not rubbery at all. It is perfectly matched with the shoyu soup! I chose the spicy thin noodles for my yakiniku ramen, the moderate spiciness of the noodles is good to enhance my appetite. The thin noodles is very springy, like it!

Cha-Shu Ramen  RM8.90
Japanese Cha-Shu which is slightly different from the Chinese Char Siew, it means braised pork belly instead. The thickness of the pork belly is just nice. Cleverly choose pork belly to be braised, provides extra smoothness to the pork. It is served with seaweed and spring onions, this simple yet superb ramen marked the beginning of their ramen revolution.
Curry Ramen  RM7.90
This bowl of punch is created by using secret curry spices by comrades from India, served with breaded pork fillet and braised egg.
Zembu Ramen  RM10.90
Greedy to have more all good things in a bowl? Here the zembu ramen which combines eki tempura ramen and cha shu ramen might be your choice. Kill two birds with a stone.
Tom Yum Ramen  RM10.90
Seafood Ramen  RM10.90
This bowl definitely worth for the price! Ikuzo traveled four seas to bring us the ultimate seafood ramen with a combination of prawns, squids, crab claw and fish.
Goma Tan Tan Ramen  RM7.50
Black sesame soup with mala spices turns this minced chicken ramen dish into an unforgettable experience.
Goma Tamago Ramen  RM8.90
The colour of the sesame soup is quite terrifying, but honestly it tastes good with the strong aroma of sesame. Please dare yourself to give it a try!
Hokkaido Ramen  RM8.50
Classic Miso soup ramen served together with pork cha shu, bamboo shoots, spinach, bean sprouts and sweet corn. A revolution in Hokkaido way!
Tsukemen  RM8.50
Its just the way eat like soba noodles.. For those who cannnot take too salty, actually can dip your noodles into the soup and eat it to minimize the salty-ness. Then after that, just order to add an extra Ikuzo soup and drinks it as you like.
Ebi Tempura Ramen  RM8.90
Gyoza (5pcs)  RM3.50
Age Gyoza (5pcs)  RM3.50
(Front) Cabbage Kimuchi  RM2.50
(Back)  Menma  RM1.80
(Front)  Yakiniku  RM3
(Back) Cha-Shu  5pcs  RM3.50
Last but not least, you are encouraged to SLURPING while enjoying your ramen!! More noise more fun!!

Address : Ikuzo Ramen
52, Jalan SS 2/61, 47300 Petaling Jaya
GPS : N03 07.085'  E101 37.234'
(same row as Macdonald)

Business Hour : 10.30am - 11pm
Tel : 03-78733110

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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine 柚子 @ Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine 柚子 @ Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya

Having my weekend holiday in Eastin Hotel, a sumptuous meal is needed to make it more memorable and impressive. There are few restaurants in Eastin Hotel, but Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine is the one I looking for. 
The outlook of Eyuzu with classical Japanese design. Waiter and waitress with traditional Kimono warmly welcoming and ushering the guests at the entrance.
With its gorgeous mini Japanese garden for a view, Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine seats 130 persons including Al-fresco dining. It is more enjoyable to have a authentic Japanese dining experience with such a excellent environment and ambiance.
Private rooms are available for family gathering and meetings.
Executive Chef Ricky Hui

The award-winning Japanese Executive Chef Ricky Hui, has prepared a sumptuous buffet spread for the guest to bring along their family and friends during the weekends as Eyuzu has the Shumatsu Buffet.
Eyuzu catering more than 150 mouth-watering dishes to choose from. With varieties of Japanese gastronomic fare for us to try, we were definitely be spoilt for choice. 

Potato Salad with exquisite presentation

The-Very-Fresh Sashimi
Teppanyaki Station with a wide range of fresh seafood. They even provide fresh lobsters which swim lively in the aquarium.
Teppanyaki mixed vegetables where the guests may pick and mix their desired vegetables from the bar freely.

 Cheese Baked Osyters
Soba, can be served either hot or cold.

Tempura Bar-- wonder why the tempura is different from the normal one you eat? Yeah, these are the fresh ingredients which are ready to be made as your tempura. The chef will only make it into tempura after you get your choice. Therefore, the guest may enjoy the most crispy and hot tempura!

Yaki Station-- Again, Eyuzu is very emphasizing on the freshness of the foods served, therefore, the Yaki is also baked and prepared lively after you choose for your favourite.
Dessert Bar-- The colourful puddings and cakes are so attractive!
Fruits and make-your-own-mochi
So surprise to see Mata Kucing (Longan) in Japanese restaurant.
Do-It-Yourself Ice Kacang

The foods shown below are those I enjoyed on the night and some highlights and recommendations:
*note: some of the food are from ala-carte menu.

Crispy Fried Prawn Head
The most humble ingredient yet creative and delicious dish.

Quiz time: Everyone please make a guess, what is contained in the small cute teapot?
A. Lime Tea
B. Soup
C. Sake

Its available for dinner only, the buffet is served every Sunday from 6.30pm to 10.00pm, at RM86++ (Adult) and RM43++ (Child). Beside this, you'll also be treated to a free flow of chilled juices while indulging in a huge variety of popular Japanese dishes.

For those who not yet get the answer for the content in the cute teapot, it's time to announce it! It is Chef Ricky's specialty light and flavorful seafood soup in a teapot, which is served individually to patrons of the restaurant. So make sure you will not miss it out when you visit Eyuzu!

For reservations and enquirers, please call 603-76651111 extension 203.

Address :  Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine 柚子 @ Eastin Hotel PJ
13,  Jalan 16/11, Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16, 
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
(Located on the second floor of the Eastin Hotel)
GPS : N03 07.591'  E101 38.698'

Business Hours : 
Lunch : 12.00 noon - 2.30pm
Dinner : 6.30pm - 10.30pm

Tel : +603-76287368

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