Wednesday 27 December 2017

Choo Choo Chicken 츄츄 @ USJ Taipan, Subang Jaya

Choo Choo Chicken 츄츄 @ USJ Taipan, Subang Jaya 

Korean Fried Chicken has become a trendy finger food due to increasingly popularity of Korean drama among Malaysian. Other than the famous Four Fingers, it is not hard to find new eateries featuring Korean Fried Chicken. 

Choo Choo Chicken originated from Singapore and for sharing their delicious crispy golden Korean fried chicken, few outlets have been opened around Klang Valley to satisfy the taste bud of Korean fried chicken's lovers. 

We visited one of the outlets in Subang Jaya. It is located in a rather-quiet street where most of the shops on the same row are not opened at night, but Choo Choo's business does not seem to be affected, there is a long queue outside the shop and we waited for half an hour before seated.

Not too sure if it is still crowded as before, but customers should deserve more comfortable and appropriate waiting area and services (need not to be on par with what are offered by Hai Di Lao in Singapore and Warakuya in Johor Bahru, but at least chairs or proper seatings during peak hours). 
Wing and Drumlet (Spicy) RM19.90
Nowadays, the Korean fried chicken has developed into various flavours and Choo Choo Chicken has most of the flavours you may think of, ranging from Spicy, Garlic, Sweet, Soy and Honey Soy. The chicken wings or drumlets are deep fried until golden brownish in colour before being coated with the selected sauce. Get the best taste by eating it while hot, spiciness and crunchiness all in a bite.
Bulgogi (Beef) Spicy Rice Burger  RM11.90
Other than fried chicken, Choo Choo also offers rice and noodles dishes to extend the varieties. Rice Burger is also one of their specialties. Creatively presenting the korean fried rice with bulgogi beef in the form of burger, its new look has successfully attracted customers' curiosity and also increase the appetite.  
Wing and Drumlet (Honey Soy) RM19.90
It tastes both sweet and savoury, a flavour which will be loved by kids! The seasoning of honey soy is a very thin coating on the surface of the fried chicken and drumlet, hence it is not very sticky and you wouldn't reluctant to eat it with your bare hands. 

Spicy Ramen  RM13.90

Choo Choo Chicken is a eatery specialising in Korean fried chicken and it does not offer full fledged Korean cuisine menu. To cater the Asian's need of having carbohydrate in each meal, Choo Choo Chicken has also developed creative modern Korean dishes, for example the rice burger and provide some noodles main course in its menu. We have ordered the spicy ramen and the kimchi  ramen. Nothing much about the spicy ramen, it is just the ready-made instant spicy ramen that we can bought from the supermarket, with additional pieces of fried chicken added to make it more filling.

Kimchi Ramen  RM13.90
Another noodles main course. 

Our experience with Choo Choo Chicken was not bad, save for queuing outside the shop. The fried chicken was nice and the variety of sauce flavours definitely gives the patrons additional option. Oh ya, Choo Choo Chicken is not of self-helped fast food concept (different from Four Fingers), hence you can sit down and make your order to the waiters, the foods will also be served to your table so that the patrons can chit-chat with the friends and family comfortably while waiting for the dishes to be served.   

Address : Choo Choo Chicken 츄츄
20-G, Jalan USJ10/1B
Taipan Business Centre, 
47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Tel : 03-5621 0772
Bussiness Hour : 11.30am - 11pm

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Baan Na-na Thai Cuisine @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Baru

Baan Na-na Thai Cuisine @ Taman Pelangi, Johor Baru

This is our re-visit to Baan Na-na. It was quite a long time after our first visit and this round, we found few other interesting set meals and dishes in the menu.
Roselle Drink 洛神花茶 RM3.80
Ice Milk Tea 泰式奶茶 RM4.80
After the promotional period, there is no complimentary house drink anymore. the Iced Milk Tea that I had was part of my set meal and we ordered another Roselle Drink, which we found to be very nice and refreshing during our first visit.

Fruits Salad 水果沙拉
The fruit salad was part of my set meal too, comprising few tropical fruits, i.e. guava, pineapple and watermelon. I could not tell what makes the salad dressing, but it was of little spicy and tangy.
Pandan Chicken 泰式班兰鸡  RM4.50 / Piece
Pandan chicken as our side dishes and I would say this is a must-order in Baan Na-na. Price wise, I feel it is quite expensive for a not-very-big piece pandan chicken. But taste wise, it was heavenly good, the chicken was soft and well marinated. We will definitely come back for this pandan chicken in the future.

Tom Yam Seafood Spaghetti 泰式海鲜意大利面 RM16.80
Thai Baan Na-na is offering few fusion main courses for lunch, Tom Yam Seafood Spaghetti is one of them. It may sound odd to match spaghetti with tom yam, but surprisingly it turned out to be very nice and perfectly match Asian's taste bud. Spaghetti used to be tasted very heavy with creamy sauce, this was very refreshing with the appropriate sourness from tom yam and a hint of lime. 

Pad Thai 泰式炒粿条 RM13.80
We ordered Pad Thai too, but this was a little bit too sweet to my flavour.despite the optional chilies powder added to the kuey teow. I would probably skip this for our future visits. But overall, I like most of the dishes offered by Baan Na-na, the best part is they serve customers with their sincerity, the lady boss always greets the patrons with warm and welcoming big smile, the presentation of the food resembles fine dining standard and I always feel their efforts in improving and making the dishes better. 

Address : Baan Na-na Thai Cuisine
33A & 35A, Jalan Kuning 2, 
Taman Pelangi, 
80400 Johor Bahru

Business Hour : 10.30am - 2.30pm / 5pm - 10.30pm
Tel : 07-336 0980