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After a good night’s rest during the weekend, we woke up feeling hungry and craving for good local food, as usual. We recalled Ai Wei complimenting on O & S’s Char Koay Teow not too long ago and we decided to visit this place for a late lunch.

Kedai Makanan O & S Restaurant, Selangor
We arrived at the restaurant in the late afternoon, surprised to find that parking was a bit hard to find and the restaurant was still very crowded even though it was past lunch hour.

Interior, Kedai Makanan O & S Restaurant
The restaurant was very packed and we shared a table with another couple.

Interior, Kedai Makanan O & S Restaurant
There were a number of stalls selling food and we started by ordering from the Asam Laksa stall.

Asam Laksa, Kedai Makanan O & S Restaurant
Priced at RM4.50 per bowl, O & S’s Asam Laksa was filled with generous servings of mackerel, finely sliced cucumbers, onions, red chillies and pineapples. The noodles were springy and the soup was how we want it to be – sour, thick and full of flavour. It was definitely one of the best Asam Laksas that we have had and we will return for more in the future!

Char Koay Teow, Kedai Makanan O & S Restaurant
We also had a plate of Char Koay Teow to share. Also priced at RM4.50, the Char Koay Teow was stir-fried with lots of chilli, belachan, prawns, cockles, bean sprouts, egg, Chinese chives and flat rice noodles. I am not a personal fan of cockles. However, O & S’s version was so smooth and delicious that I finished all of them. The wok hei was sufficient and the noodles were so good that it left us craving for more.

Prawn Mee, Kedai Makanan O & S Restaurant
O & S’s Prawn Mee was rather impressive as well. Priced at RM4.50, our bowl of noodles was moderately spicy but delicious with intense prawn flavour. My better half enjoyed the prawn based soup a lot.`


Chee Cheong Fun, Kedai Makanan O & S Restaurant
Dessert for the day was Chee Cheong Fun. As we heard a lot of compliments about them, we decided to try it. Priced at RM2 for a small serving, we found the steamed rice noodles not the version that we enjoy. It was rather sticky and the black sauce was a bit daunting, perhaps we were not too used to it.

However, we still love O & S for their Asam Laksa, Char Koay Teow and Prawn Mee. We will definitely return for more as we think they are one of the best in Klang Valley. Do check this place out when you happen to have a chance!

Restaurant Information
39, Jalan 20/14
Paramount Gardens
46300 Petaling Jaya.

29 Mar, 2012

Ma’Cik Biryani

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Indian Food

Ever since coming back from Cardiff, we have been eating a lot of good food. However, one of the things that we miss most about the UK is the briyani (believe it or not). The ones that we’ve tried in Malaysia just do not seem to have the same level of satisfaction as a tried and proven Ambala mixed briyani.

Interior, Ma'Cik Biryani
So when we stumbled upon Ma’Cik Biryani in the Curve, we decided that we simply must give it a try. A casual restaurant with very enticing biryani photos in their menu, we had a good feeling about this one!

Tau Hoo Sumbat, Ma'Cik Biryani
We were not going to rush into things though. There is always time for an appetiser. We started off with the Tau Hoo Sumbat for RM9.80. Otherwise known as taufu bakar on the street, this one from Ma’Cik Biryani was not bad at all. The tofu skin was grilled until crispy and the thick rojak sauce around it was sweet with a hint of spiciness.

Biryani Pot, Ma'Cik Biryani
The biryani dishes at this restaurant are all served in a pot like this. This is because each portion of biryani is baked upon ordering and served fresh and hot!

Egg Biryani, Ma'Cik Biryani
We tried the Egg Biryani, priced at RM12.80. We were actually very surprised at how it turned out. The pot of biryani was thoroughly infused with all the essential herbs and spices that makes a biryani good. Upon mixing the rice in the pot, we discovered that it was also baked with some variation of egg sambal. It was absolutely delicious and we enjoyed it very much!

Mutton Biryani, Ma'Cik Biryani
We also had the Mutton Biryani for RM20.80. The rice for the mutton biryani was slightly different from the egg biryani in that it didn’t have any sort of sauce baked inside it. Instead, the biryani came in its pure form albeit with a hint of mutton flavour infused into the rice. Two mutton pieces were baked in the pot along with the rice, but they were still moist and the meat was not tough and dry.  The mutton biryani had a different taste from the egg, but was still flavourful and still enjoyable as well!

Overall, we were very happy that we tried Ma’Cik Biryani. Maybe we cant get the same biryani as how we did back in Cardiff, but it doesn’t mean that we cant get something equally as good! We will definitely be back to Ma’Cik Biryani for more fabulous Egg Biryani!
Restaurant Information
Lot 156, Level One
Western Courtyard
The Curve
Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya
Selangor.
Tel: 03 – 77106188

26 Mar, 2012

Nadeje Cake House

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Dessert

We have long heard about Nadeje’s mille crêpe since we were in the UK, when we came back, we went for a “makan trip” (food hunting trip) with our partners in crime – Chris and Christine, Lex and Weizhi and Ai Wei when we were all free during a weekend.

Nadeje Cake House, Malacca
Thanks to Weizhi for researching and Chris for driving, and the rest for arranging the trip, both of us were the lazy ones who slept through most of the journey when they were busy figuring out the direction. We really do appreciate it and enjoyed the trip!  Nadeje was one of the dessert places which we went to during the trip, and this post is a combination of the desserts which we ate there. Yes, it was so good that we went back there again!

Interior, Nadeje Cake House
The café was located in Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, it was rather easy to find. Parking, however, was rather difficult and the main roads can be rather congested during peak hours. The café caters for both outdoor and indoor seating, we opted for the latter as it was cooler inside.

Vegetable Yakult, Nadeje Cake House
Nadeje Cake House offers a wide range of drinks. Feel like trying something new, we ordered a Vegetable Yakult for RM5.90. It was nice and refreshing, although slightly expensive.

Original Mille Crêpe, Nadeje Cake House
Since there were 7 of us, we ordered a lot to share. Their best seller, none other than their original Mille Crêpe, was one of the best cakes we have had so far. A bit of research on the cake told us that Mille Crêpe is a French cake made out of many pancake layers, and the word mille means a thousand, implying the many layers of crêpe. Priced at RM9 per slice, Nadeje’s version was simply one of the best, we loved how the fresh custard and vanilla cream melted in our mouth, each layer was thin and nice, every bite was delicious, one slice is just not enough!

Tiramisu Mille Crêpe, Nadeje Cake House
Also priced at RM9, we ordered a slice of Tiramisu Mille Crêpe to share. Similar to the above, we found this delicious as well, but somehow preferred the original.

Royal Milk Tea Mille Crêpe, Nadeje Cake House
On our second visit, we had a slice of Royal Milk Tea Mille Crêpe which was also priced at RM9. It was good, sweet and flavourful with a hint of milk tea which left us craving for more.

Mango Tart, Nadeje Cake House
Other than mille crêpes, Nadeje also serves other desserts. We sampled their Mango Tart which was priced at RM9.90. Rather disappointingly, we found it to be average. We thought it was not very worth the price paid.

Overall, we had very good experiences with their mille crepes and we will still go back for more, even though the drive is quite long! Nadeje Cake House also serves cheesecakes and other variety of cakes. Do visit their website for more information!

Café Information
Lot No. UB 051, 052, & 053
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
Jalan Merdeka
75000 Bandar Hilir Melaka.
Tel: 06-284 3469

22 Mar, 2012

Bakery Joy (欢欣西饼屋)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food

Ever since we came back from the UK, it became a habit for us to explore new food places every weekend. We would ask around our friends or read blogs to update our sources regularly.  This time around, we read about Bakery Joy on Masak-masak’s blog and decided to visit this place.

Interior, Bakery Joy
The bakery is located in Taman Megah, next to the famous Fatty Crab Restaurant and within walking distance from Ming Tien Food Court. On a relaxing weekend afternoon, the bakery was packed with patrons coming in to enjoy local delicacies such as Nasi Lemak, Curry Laksa etc.

Hainanese Wholemeal Toast, Bakery Joy
To begin our lunch, we had a Hainanese Wholemeal Toast priced at RM2.50. The toast was freshly made and spread with a thick layer of kaya and butter. To us, the combination can hardly go wrong and we enjoyed the toast a lot.

Nyonya Curry Laksa, Bakery Joy
Since Bakery Joy was well-known for their Nyonya Curry Laksa, we ordered a bowl to share. Priced at RM8.50, the bowl of Curry Laksa was filled with simple but delectable ingredients such as fish cakes, bean sprouts, prawns, omelette strips, chicken strips and tofu puffs. The curry has a home made feel with aromatic coconut milk.

Nasi Lemak Packet, Bakery Joy
As Malaysians, we grew up enjoying Nasi Lemak packets since we were small. It was virtually impossible not to try Bakery Joy’s Nasi Lemak when we were there.

Nasi Lemak with Sambal Sotong, Bakery Joy
Priced at RM5, we had the Nasi Lemak Sotong.

When opened up, the heated up packet was filled with Sambal cuttlefish, ikan bilis, roasted peanuts, half boiled egg, sliced cucumbers and steamed coconut rice. While not too spicy for our taste buds, the Nasi Lemak had a homely taste which we liked a lot.

Tom Yam Beehoon, Bakery Joy
While still feeling hungry, we ordered a plate of Tom Yam Beehoon, also commonly known as Mee Siam. Priced at RM5, the plate of rice noodles were slightly spicy, sweet and sour. Served with strips of fried omelette, the noodles were good to the last bite.

We also tried their Blueberry Cheese Tart which we loved and went back for more. Next time around, we will try their pastries along with more of their savoury food!

Bakery Information
No. 4, Jalan SS24/13
Taman Megah
Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7805 5188

19 Mar, 2012

Chawan

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food

For fuss-free Malaysian food in Bangsar, Chawan is always a good bet. Chawan has been open for many years in Bangsar and we have eaten here many times, but we recently decided to put it up on the blog.

Interior, Chawan
Located on the corner of Jalan Telawi 3, opposite both Bangsar Village 1 and 2, Chawan has become a very popular destination for local delights and coffee. Expect a crowd at any time of the day!

Kopi Muar 434, Chawan
Chawan has a wide range of local coffees to choose from and personally, it is one of the most attractive aspects about the place. When we were there, we ordered a Kopi Muar 434. Priced at RM3.80 for a hot cup,  it was a medium blend with a light nutty flavour. Very enjoyable indeed!

Roti Bakar Kaya and Butter, Chawan
We started off our meal with a Roti Bakar Kaya and Butter, priced at RM2.50. While not the best we’ve had, it is hard to go wrong with this combination. It was still delicious and an appetising start to the meal.

Nasi Tomato, Chawan
One of our favourite dishes in Chawan is the Nasi Tomato, priced at RM11.90. One could choose from several accompaniments to go with the rice such as ayam masak merah, sambal sotong, beef rending, etc., but we find that the traditional ayam masak merah was best with the nasi tomato. We could taste a hint of butter in the rice along with a pleasant tomato flavour. The ayam masak merah was slightly sweet and complemented the rice perfectly. This nasi tomato always makes us come back for more.

Nasi Putih Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api, Chawan
We also had the Nasi Putih Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api for RM13.90 that day. The white rice was served with ayam masak lemak cili api, sotong goreng kunyit, salted fish, the vegetable of the day, crackers and sambal. The chicken was cooked in a mild curry sauce with a strong coconut milk flavour. The combination of everything on the plate made up a very traditional Malay meal which we thoroughly enjoyed!

The nasi lemak here (which we do not have photos of) is not too bad as well and is worth a try. It is easy to see why Chawan has become one of the popular hang-out spots in Bangsar. With good local coffee and food, they have a recipe for success!

Restaurant Information
69-G Jalan Telawi 3
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 – 22875507

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