Thursday, 13 August 2015

Nasi Kukus Ayam Rempah, Restaurant Warisan, Nu Sentral Kuala Lumpur

Hello everyone,

Without we realized, now is already August 2015, which is mean 4 more months towards the year end. Me myself will get busy with my brother engagement ceremony, building my house in Segamat as well as planning my 2 months year end trip which probably will start on mid December 2015 until February 2016. 

Out from that busy schedule, I still try to find my time to hang out with my friends and trying out new food places in town. Eventhough I do have a strong believe on having home cooking. But I think there are a lot more foods out there which is still very delicious and I need to taste it. 

So, this time I would like to share about a restaurant located at the ground floor of Nu Sentral Kuala Lumpur called Warisan. Briefly, this restaurant served authentic Malay cuisine with affordable price and diners actually can casually enjoy their meal no matter for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

The main highlights of this restaurant is the Nasi Kukus Ayam Goreng Berempah (Steam Rice with Marinated Herbs Fried Chicken). Besides, diners also can try other kind of main course for the Nasi Kukus such as Beef Rendang and Mysore Lamb. Not only that, the restaurant also do serve Chicken Rice which can be complimented with the chicken or you also can order fried rice with then same main dish. 

If you are not hungry for rice on that day, perhaps you can try to order other dish here such as the Mee Kuah Ketam (Noodle with Crab Gravies), Mee Siam, Laksa Warisan and Yong Tau Foo. 

Coming here during teatime also a good idea i think. You can order something like Roti Jala with Curry Dipping, but I think it is a little bit pricey here. There are choices of sweet desserts and boiled tapioca for you to try too. 

A bit review of the food that I ordered in Warisan. So, I ordered my Nasi Kukus with Ayam Goreng Berempah, and oh ya.... I ordered a glass of ice cham drink (will google more about what is cham drink). Another charm of this restaurant warisan, you can order either Nasi Kukus Biasa (Normal Steam Rice), Nasi Kukus Lemak (Steam Rice with Coconut Milk), Nasi Kukus Beras Perang (Brown Rice Steam Rice), Kukus Pandan (Steam Rice with Pandan Leave) or Nasi Kukus Bunga Telang (Blue Steam Rice). 

I think I love my chicken. It is well cooked (no red blood or whatsover) and love the crispy skin. Besides, They fried the chicken skin, sliced it and make it as a garnishing for my rice serving. To rate from 1 to 5 star, I will give my meal 4 star for the taste and the food presentation. 

A slight comment if the restaurant owner read my blog posting here, they should provide knife to the customer for a convenience eating. Besides, I do appreciated if they serve the meal on clay plate instead of a green plastic banana leave mould plate which is very running whenever I want to cut my chicken. Besides, the staff were standing too close to the customers, which making me not so comfortable eating alone. Yes of course, they are very attentive... indeed. 

Will I come again to this restaurant? The answer is absolutely yes for more Nasi Kukus & the Noodles. 

Monday, 3 August 2015

My Experience at Mentai Sushi, Puchong Jaya

I supposed to meet my housemate at Kimchi Haru, IOI Boulevard. But then, I walked passing by a new sushi outlet located at the other side of this IOI Boulevard and suggested Chris to try this newly open sushi restaurant.

First thing about this Mentai Sushi (which at first I read it as Hentai Sushi) is I like the crowd. It was full house at the time we step into its front door. A good sign for a newly open restaurant I think. Like other sushi restaurant, they have a moving sushi delivery machine (oh I don't know what is its real name) with plates in red and yellow colour which is very catchy for customer's eyes and they sushi makers work station was at the front side which customer will know that they produce the sushi by customer's needs. I mean, when theres an empty sushi plates on the delivery machine, they will roll a new sushi afterwards.

Alright. Enough with some elaboration about this place. Lets check on the menu. The sushi in yellow plates came with price RM1.80 each and the red plate came with price RM2.80. Other than sushi, customer can order main dishes which some will come with the Miso Soup. So, I ordered a serving of Chicken Teriyaki meal with rice and my housemate get a Unagi (Eel) for his main dish aside of Chawan Mushi for his dessert (I don't why he likes it). 

Comments about the foods here? 

In my opinion, this place is by Malaysian for Malaysian. But not for a real Japanese food lovers. I love my sushi fresh in terms of taste and fragrance. The sushi in Mentai Sushi was a bit hard and some is not recommended to be served cold or its not suppose to be a sushi i.e the Taco look sushi... will check the real name later. Price wise, it was reasonable and within the market range. 

How about my Chicken Teriyaki set? I think it was my bad day because something wrong with the Teriyaki sauce itself. It is too salty, perhaps too much vinegar and the real taste of chicken was really gone. I didn't finish the meal honestly. The rice was too hard and the only good thing here was the Miso soup.

I never try the eel but my housemate said that it was okay. So, overall I think this Mentai Sushi is just an okay place for people who are looking for affordable Japanese meal. But for me, there is no wow factor to attract me to come again to this place. Sorry Mentai Sushi, I hope you guys will serve a better quality of sushi in new future, or at least beat what the AEON Store on the next road can offer. 


I Love my DubuYo, Nu Sentral

Wow, this is 3rd posting in a row about outlets in Nu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. At first, I was thinking that Nu Sentral is going to be a boring new mall in town. But its proving my guessing was wrong. There are so much food-fun here especially at the restaurant on the 4th floor.

I was here on last fasting month with my housemate for breakfasting. Was late and all restaurants was full and we have no reservation. I had decided to go to this Korean restaurant called Dubuyo at the 4th floor to enjoy their stew meal. Well, this is my 2nd time here and there must be something to make me come again to this restaurant.

So, we only be seated around 8.00pm and the menu come straight away to us. We ordered set meal for 2 with price RM56.85 which consisted of Sondubu Jigae, Beef Honey Garlic Bulgogi, 2 Dubu Dubu Rice, 2 hot barley drinks, 2 dessert and free flows of bachans (the side dishes). Actually you can opt the beef dishes to chicken dish too. Besides that, you also order other foods from their ala carte menu such as Korean Spicy Wings, Honey Mustard Wings or selections of stew.

The Beef Soondubu Jigae is a Korean Kimchi Soft tofu soup with a fiery broth that infuses custardy tofu with deep flavours and spices. Traditionally it was served at the table boiling hot in its cooking vessel with an egg cracked in the middle. This healthy dish is full of vegetable and protein warms the belly and satiates the palate. My Beef Soondubu, they add a very thin beef stripes into the soup which nicely blended with the tofu and kimchi taste.

The Beef Honey Garlic Bulgogi was also very delicious. The basic idea for bulgogi is the beef need to be marinated with soy sauce, water, sugar, salt, honey, garlic and pepper before cooking with charcoal or on skillet. It is very important to have balance between the honey sweetness and the saltiness for making a great bulgogi. Thumbs up for the Beef Honey Bulgogi in DubuYo because it was truly delicious.

Another plus point, it is a halal outlet which is suitable for our Muslim friends. I will definitely will come again to DubuYo Nu Sentral for this 2 main dish as well as trying out other foods on their menu too.

Lunch at Sam's Groceria, Nu Sentral

I was having a meeting with my client on last week in city centre and was browsing around Nu Sentral for my lunch. Well, I don't really like to eat alone in a restaurant. So, food court or open eating area is a good choice for me on that day. Since, I had been to the KL Sentral Food Court for few times (back 3 or 4 years ago), I think good for me what are the foods at Sam's Groceria Nu Sentral is taste like.

What I like about Sam's Groceria is the store style look very sleek, clean and stylish. All merchandises are in a good order and varieties of imported products can be found here. But maybe not as much as what cold storage can offer to the customers.

A plus point for this Sam's Groceria is because of the foods area located at the lower ground floor of Nu Sentral which offered a varieties kind of meals from Asian to Western and an  uprising Japanese sushi. Well, as I said, this is a good place to enjoy food when you opt to have lunch or dinner alone.

For trial, I get a pack of chicken chop and a pack of sushi (I will check the name again... sorry for that readers) for my lunch. I think, the chicken chop is too cold and the sushi that I bought is nice, but RM1.50 much expensive than the kind in AEON store.

I won't write more to describe the fun side of this foodie area. Let the photos below to describe how fun is this place. Some foods can be a bit cold for instant eating. But it will be perfectly good for those who work in the walking vicinity of KL Sentral and nearby building as they can pack the lunch, bring it office, reheat it and enjoy it. That is the best way to enjoy a ready cook-take away food like this.

Will I come again to this place. The answer is yes... for their sushi and trying out the breads here.