Wednesday 24 August 2016

Tim Ho Wan 添好运 @ The Garden, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur

Tim Ho Wan 添好运 @ The Garden, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur

It has been a while, Tim Ho Wan, the famed Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant from Hong Kong landed in Malaysia. However, this is only our first visit to this famous restaurant. We were smart enough to be in restaurant early in the morning before the weekend crowd. 

Out of our expectation, their menu has limited choices. But good thing about it, we don't need to scratch our heads about what dim sum to order on the assumption that those selected dim sum on the menu are all finely chosen.
Traditional Baked Egg Tarts 传统手工蛋塔
The multi-layers pastry is good and very crispy, perfectly matched with the soft and smooth custard filling.    
Baked Bun with BBQ Pork 脆皮焗叉烧包
Another baked item-- BBQ Pork Bun, which overturned the traditional idea of having steamed Char Siew Bun. Different from the Seremban baked bun (烧包), the pastry is more to "shortbread" texture. The Char Siew filling is with appropriate moisture, so overall the baked bun doesn't taste too dry.
Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp 鲜虾腐皮卷
Beancurd shrimp roll is my all-time favourite, but this one from Tim Ho Wan is slightly disappointing. As you could see from the photo, it is very oily. I expect it to be of a higher standard with its Michelin ranking.  
Prawn Dumpling 晶莹鲜虾饺
Luckily, the prawn dumpling that was served subsequently made up for the super oily beancurd shrimp roll. From the thin and translucent skin, we can see through its contents and true enough when I had it in my mouth, the filling was full of fresh shrimp.
Pan Fried Carrot Cake 香煎萝卜糕
The pan fried carrot cake is quite oily too, but not as bad as the beancurd shrimp roll. It was slightly burnt on the surface of the carrot cake, but it actually enhanced the fragrance of the carrot cake. The texture of the carrot cake was just perfect, not too hard and was easily melt in my mouth.  
Rice with Chicken, Sausage and Mushroom 腊肠北菇鸡饭
This is a "white" version of chicken glutinous rice (糯米鸡) as not much thick soy sauce were added. Although the colour makes it look plain and pale, it actually tastes very flavourful and savoury with marinated chicken, Chinese sausage and mushroom. Presented in the traditional metal cup, added the element of nostalgic into the food.
Stirred Fried Hor Fun with Pork 干炒肉片河粉
Cantonese Fried Hor Fun, which is full with "wok hei" and the smell itself made it super attractive. With the fresh and crunchy beansprout and chives, the texture of the simple fried hor fun becomes more diversified.
 Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp 韮王鲜虾肠
Traditional Hong Kong style chee cheong fun, which definitely cannot be missed out in a famous Hong Kong dim sum restaurant. The rice skin was thin and silky smooth, can easily absorb the not-too-thick light soy sauce beneath the chee cheong fun. The soy sauce gravy wasn't too salty, complement well with the chee cheong fun and still allow us to taste the freshness of the prawn filling. 

Address : Tim Ho Wan 添好运
27-G, Ground Floor
The Boulevard
1, Medan Syed Putra Utara 
Mid Valley City Gardens
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Business Hour : Monday - Friday : 10am - 10pm
Sat,Sun & PH : 8am - 10pm
(Last order @ 9.30pm)

Wednesday 10 August 2016

J.C. Cafe @ Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor

J.C. Cafe @ Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor

J.C. Cafe is located along the street of bridal shops in Jalan Serampang, right next to Spozami Wedding Mansion and above the event hall known as Alivia. We visited J.C. Cafe in the early afternoon for late lunch, hence not too many patrons and we were able to enjoy the quiet and peaceful environment of the cafe. 

The entrance of J.C. Cafe with the artificial lawn and the blackboard on the wall, the elements of Korean garden style. 

The interior of the cafe is nicely decorated too, laminated wooden floor, few garden style round tables with grandeur golden chairs.

British style floral sofa are placed by the window, ideally matched with the lace curtain, which allow sunshine to penetrate through.

Omelette with Smoked Duck  RM16.90
The dishes on the menu are quite limited, mainly comprised of western foods. The omelette with smoked duck not only looked attractive in the menu, and the taste did not disappoint me too. The savoury smoked duck played an important role in perfecting this dish. 
J.C. Big Breakfast  RM16.90
J.C. Big Breakfast was abundantly presented with sunny side-up, ham, stir-fried mushroom, wedges, sausage, bread and salad, all in a plate! It is perfectly satisfying~ 

Despite the limited choice of foods, I am very in love with the environment of the cafe, very suitable for afternoon tea or if you want to enjoy a quiet afternoon with a good book. 

Address : J.C. Cafe
39, Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau
Johor Bharu
GPS : N 1 29.088   E 103 46.280

Bussiness Hour : 12pm - 10pm
FB : J.C.Cafe
Tel : +60 11-2771 1955