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24 Sep, 2012

Restoran Vicchuda Tomyam & Seafood

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food|Thai Food

It is no surprise that we are fans of Malay-Thai food, so when we heard about Vicchuda Tomyam from Motormouth From Ipoh’s blog, we simply had to try it.

Restoran Vicchuda Tomyam & Seafood
The restaurant was rather large and we could see that it was very popular. It was easy enough to find in Damansara Uptown/Utama with its large sign and it being on the same row as Maybank (the row directly behind Village Park Nasi Lemak, for want of a better landmark).

Tomyam Ayam (Chicken Tomyam), Restoran Vicchuda Tomyam & Seafood
We tried the Tomyam Ayam (Chicken Tomyam), priced at RM5 for a small portion. It was rather different from that of Yusuf Tomyam’s. Vicchuda’s was not thick and it was the clear version of tomyam soup. It was more sour rather than spicy as well, which was enjoyable in its own way.

Ayam Padprik (Padprik Chicken), Restoran Vicchuda Tomyam & Seafood
Dinner would not be complete without various dishes to go along with rice! Therefore we tried the Ayam Padprik (Padprik Chicken). A small serving was priced at RM4.50. We thought that the sauce was flavourful, but it was not the best ayam padprik that we’ve had. Overall, there was nothing too spectacular about this dish.

Kerabu Sotong, Restoran Vicchuda Tomyam & Seafood
We also had a small Kerabu Sotong, priced at RM5.50. This dish was nice and sour, with a generous amount of birds eye chilli in it which gave it a spicy kick when bitten into. It was very appetising, but my better half may have found it a bit of a hassle to pick out the small pieces of chopped lemongrass mixed in the salad.

Ikan Goreng Tiga Rasa (Three-Flavoured Fried Fish), Restoran Vicchuda Tomyam & Seafood
The main attraction of the night was definitely the Ikan Goreng Tiga Rasa (Three-Flavoured Fried Fish). The sauce was a mixture of diced vegetables, baked beans and various spices which turned out really good. It was aromatic and savoury and went really well with rice! The fish itself was deep fried until crispy and was very easy to bite through.

Pucuk Paku Belacan, Restoran Vicchuda Tomyam & Seafood
Our vegetable dish that night was the Pucuk Paku Belacan, priced at RM4 for the smallest portion. We found this quite good as well due to its strong and savoury belacan flavour. This was a dish which one really cannot go wrong with!

Overall, we found the food at Vicchuda to be alright. The prices quoted above were from the menu, but our total for the night turned out to be much higher than expected which left us puzzled. The items we ordered were definitely correct, but we could not obtain a breakdown of the pricing. It was not something to worry too much about, but we just decided that if we wanted some better tasting and affordable Malay tomyam, we would stick to Yusuf Tomyam  in Bangsar which has a more convenient location as well.

Restaurant Information
24, Jalan SS21/35
Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Tel: 03 – 77223481

19 Sep, 2012

Like Mom

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Café|Korean Food

Recently we found a nice friendly Korean café in Plaza Damas serving home made food which we like to share with our readers. Like Mom has been one of our favourite cafés since we discovered the place.

Like Mom, Plaza Damas
Located in Plaza Damas, the café was rather hard to find as we were not familiar with the area back then. However, with the floor plan and address we managed to find the café. If you’re a fan of Gangnam Style I’m sure you’ll be able to recognise the MTV playing on the screen. The friendly Korean owners were very nice to play us a few Korean MTVs after our meal.

Interior, Like Mom
The interior was quiet, nice and comfortable.

Interior, Like Mom
Although the café was rather small, it was nicely decorated and it felt warm and homely.

Decorative Tea Cups, Like Mom
Various decorative teacups on display.

Earl Grey Tea, Like Mom
We were there in the afternoon for a light snack. We started off with a pot of Earl Grey priced at RM19.80.

Sandglass, Like Mom
The tea was served with a sandglass which specified the time of brewing for different types of teas. We thought the idea was very smart and useful.

Cookies and Coffee, Like Mom
As a loyal coffee fan, my better half did not miss the chance to try their Today Brew which was priced at RM7.80. The coffee was nice and strong, which he enjoyed a lot. Along with the drinks we also ordered four pieces of cookies, we had their green tea, walnut, black sesame and five grains cookies, all of which we enjoyed a lot. They were simple but at its best.

Vegetable Sandwich, Like Mom
We also had a vegetable sandwich to share. Priced at RM12.90, the sandwich consisted of tofu, cheese, veggie and salad. It was surprisingly good. The dressing was very appetising and it was fresh and delicious! We loved it a lot and would definitely go back for more!

Patbingsu, Like Mom
Lastly, we ended our light meal with a Patbingsu, Korean shaved ice dessert. We mixed the sweetened azuki beans with the shaved ice before eating it. It was nice and sweet, will try it in green tea flavour next time!

It was an excellent dining experience in Like Mom. Service was excellent and their food were healthy and delicious, most of them were hand made in their kitchen without artificial preservatives. We will definitely return more and we highly recommend our readers to check this place out!

Café Information
E-0-5, G Floor Plaza Damas
Jalan Sri Hartamas
1 Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6203 9224

05 Sep, 2012

Coffee Stain by Joseph

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Café

After a satisfying ramen meal at Yamagoya Ramen, we went to Coffee Stain for some coffee together.

Interior, Coffee Stain by Joseph
Highly recommended by our blogger friends, we came here to sample their coffee.

Interior, Coffee Stain by Joseph
The café was quiet, spacious and comfortable, perfect for a place to relax with a cup of coffee.

Food Display, Coffee Stain by Joseph
Like most other coffee places, Coffee Stain has cakes, snacks and simple food to offer.

Long Black, Coffee Stain by Joseph
My better half had a cup of Long Black. Priced at RM8, he found the coffee good but nothing extraordinary and the serving was rather small.

Café Latte, Coffee Stain by Joseph
As for me, I had a cup of Café Latte, as I always like my coffee to be rich and milky. Also priced at RM8, I found this cup of latte to be very aromatic and creamy, just like how I like my lattes to be. I loved it and will definitely return for more!

Flat White Coffee, Coffee Stain by Joseph
Coffee Stain’s Flat White was priced at RM7.50 and it was Ivy and Christine’s favourite.

Macarons, Coffee Stain by Joseph
As our friends know the owner of Coffee Stain, we were given a plate of macarons to share, courtesy from the owner. The macarons were quite good, but some of them were rather sweet.

Overall I enjoy drinking coffee at Coffee Stain, very nice and relaxing place for a cup of coffee. For more information, please visit their Facebook page!

Café Information
No. D4-G3-01
Solaris Dutamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6211 2022

30 Aug, 2012

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Dessert

The first place that comes into my mind when we crave for frozen yogurt in Malaysia is Moo Cow. Ever since we first tried it in The Gardens, we fell in love with it.

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt, Bangsar
It was even more convenient for us when they expanded their outlet in Bangsar. Located across Bangsar Village and on the same row as Tedboy Bakery, this place is hard to miss with a big and bright signboard.

Interior, Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt
This place gains popularity very soon after it opened. It was rather crowded when we pass by and we have to takeaway occasionally because of the crowd.

Interior, Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt
Moo Cow has their own cute merchandise for sale, colourful t-shirts are available for sale or redeemable by collecting stamps for each frozen yogurt purchased.

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt in a Cup, Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt
A cup of original frozen yogurt with one topping cost RM9.90 and any additional topping will be RM1 each. Photographed above was an original cup of frozen yogurt with almond flakes and Koko Crunch. Moo Cow occasionally launches different yogurt flavours which we have sampled such as Pat Poh, Tropical Splash etc. However, our favourite was still the original. It was very delicious, slightly sour and very refreshing, a very good dessert after meals. We loved it a lot!

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt in a Cone, Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt
Recently, Moo Cow was selling frozen yogurt in a cone which we enjoy eating too! The cone was good but we somehow prefer the former.

We concluded that Moo Cow has one of the best frozen yogurt to offer in Malaysia. Do check it out if you happen to pass by any! For more information, please visit their Facebook page.

Café Information
4, Jalan Telawi 4
Bangsar Baru
59000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 012-322 6410

28 Aug, 2012

myBurgerLab

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Fast Food

A new sensation in the burger community seems to be myBurgerLab. We’ve read rave reviews about it on various blogs, thus we decided to pop by and check it out for ourselves.

Interior, myBurgerLab
We were aware of how popular the place was and that there would be a huge crowd in the evening. So we decided to play it smart and visit the restaurant later in the night at around 9pm onwards. That plan didn’t turn out so well as there was still a huge crowd both eating their burgers and waiting for their burgers.

Counter, myBurgerLab
Considering its popularity, there simply must be something about the burgers that make them worth the wait. The crowd would not deter us from getting our hands on such burgers, so we walked up to the counter and placed our order.

Portabella Fries, myBurgerLab
We waited around 45 minutes for our order to be given to us, which was a long enough time for us to hope that the food had better be worth the wait. We started off our meal that night with the Portabella Fries, priced at RM15. Basically fried portabella mushrooms coated with crumbs and cut into wedges, we thought that this side order was absolutely brilliant. Crispy on the outside and with soft mushroom on the inside, what’s not to like?

Beautiful Mess Burger, myBurgerLab
As for our burgers, one of the burgers we tried was the Beautiful Mess. Priced at RM18, a beef patty, fried portabella mushrooms, a sunny side up egg and mozzarella cheese were sandwiched in between two homemade charcoal buns. It was rather thick and the burger lived up to its name as it was indeed messy to bite into, but the combination of the ingredients made it simply ‘beautiful’ to consume. While this burger did not have a distinct taste of note, an enjoyable medley of flavours from the egg, mushroom, cheese, beef and the special sauce inside the burger was the result. We would note that we found the beef patty itself to be a little on the dry side and it was not the best patty we’ve had, but the burger was still very good for our tastes!

Spicy Hawaiian Burger, myBurgerLab
The other burger we ordered was the Spicy Hawaiian for RM14. This was a chicken burger with grilled pineapple, red sauce and mozzarella. Similar to the Beautiful Mess, we observed that the chicken in this burger may have been lacking in moisture and slightly dry. However, the Spicy Hawaiian was delectable due to the special red sauce in the burger which was mildly spicy and contrasted with the sweet pineapple in the burger. The resulting flavour was definitely an enjoyable experience!

Awesome Fries, myBurgerLab
We added on RM6 to make one of our burgers a meal with came with fries and a bottomless drink. On the menu, the fries were called ‘Awesome Fries’ which was rather amusing. However, one bite into these fries and we just had one word to describe it – awesome. These were not just your average fries, these fries were fresh and coated with herbs. We cant be too sure, but we tasted some thyme and possibly oregano in there. The point is that we found the fries to be top quality! There was also a homemade sauce which tasted like a mash-up of chilli, mayonnaise and mustard which was very much enjoyable as well.

We would conclude that myBurgerLab is definitely worth the wait. The selection of burgers there are unique and we would love to return to try the rest! They open from 5pm every day except Mondays, so we would advise our readers to plan ahead and visit before you’re actually starving as that would make the wait even more difficult! For more information, do check out myBurgerLab’s Facebook page.

Restaurant Information
No. 14, Jalan 21/22
Seapark
46300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

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