Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tantalising Thai Cuisine at Erawan Kota Damansara

I have heard of this restaurant quite sometime back but did not have the chance to visit it until lately for a welfare lunch for a colleague.
Well, we started with a royal appetiser, Lotus's Petals Snack
One of the royal's snacks with a sweet memory
of lotus's petals.  Served with a special
Love Letter Salad
During the King Rama II
This salad dish is one of his favourite
Until he wrote the poem to give to his wife
That how beautiful this dish is
Char grilled river prawns dressed with
Aromatic herbs and 3 types of sour ingredients
Served with varieties of vegetables
Something interesting and special for a chicken dish this was a Lemongrass Chicken with well roasted marinated chicken with a mixture of lemongrass.
Thai fried rice with crab meats so aromatic and tasty ...just simply gorgeous.
A bowl of seafood Tomyam clear soup that was the most exciting of all. I simply enjoyed the good taste and fragrant of it.
3 big fresh river prawns for 5 of us coated with special rich and creamy sauce that was so delicious.
Steamed Fish With Lime
Steamed sea bass with spicy and sour
Garlic and chili dressing sauce.
Stir fried crunchy Kailan vegetable with garlic and oyster sauce.
Spicy petai with prawns was so tantalising that you want rice. The petai were from Thailand big and crunchy.
Plain rice in a nice looking Siamese bowl with a cover.
Erawan's home made ice cream
Home made ice cream
With the premium quality ingredients
Glutinous rice with Mango.
The sweet “water lily mango” with steamed glutinous rice, coconut cream and topped with roasted mung bean
Durian platter
Home made durian ice cream served with glutinous rice
(soaked in butterfly pea flower and seasoned with coconut sauce)
and fresh local durian.

Erawan has opened another outlet recently at Mid Valley Mega Mall.
Restoran Erawan
22, Jalan PJU 5/16, Pju 5, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-6141 2393
GPS : 3.152844, 101.592013

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KL Car Free Day September 2014

The date was 7th September 2014 another car free day in the city of beautiful Kuala Lumpur, we decided to bring out our flags in conjunction with the celebration of Malaysia Day. Though most the cyclist friends were out of the town on this day for other bicycle adventures we still managed to gather a good number of cyclist friends for this event.
The Power hApPy Riders.
Our meeting point was at Jalan Melaka and a chance to eat for some before we commence our Merdeka parade.
We had a golden opportunity to take pictures with VVIP and they were Denmark Ambassador Mr.Nicolai Ruge, Datuk Bandar, Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib (KL Mayor) and members of DBKL Cycling Club. Yes, we are please with the enthusiasm shown by the Mayor and we hope his aspiration for the good of cycling in the city is achieved.
After going round the short route we re-grouped in front of the City Council Building at Jalan Raja Laut.
It was a leisure ride very relaxing we were more excited of what we were going to eat for breakfast, we proceeded to Tiong Nam for Fishhead Beehoon and Bak Kut Teh while our Muslim friends went for a mamak connection nearby.
A short ride to National Monument and we suddenly became an attraction to our foreign visitors. Welcome to Malaysia!
After a short stint roaming around the green and shady hills of Kuala Lumpur we ended up at Lake Gardens for a wonderful loitering.
These riders were Ampang bound for home and were on a look out for food again in the vicinity of Kampong Baru.
Nothing like Kak Muna's Bakso at Kampong Baru!
Sir! Gua caya sama lu. Hope to see you again next month.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant at SS2 Petaling Jaya 素鄕素食小廚

It's a rare occasion for us to visit a vegetarian restaurant basically I just cannot buy the the idea of eating fake meat, I do not mind the green veggies but not the so called "duck chicken, fish, pork and so on" .... and the so called "meats" are mostly oily especially when they are fried. Anyway I had a reason to visit Shakahari this time and I was surprised to see the shop so pack, it was a Saturday evening fortunately we managed to secure a table.
Sambal belacan Paku veggie was lovely with a nice belacan aroma that made me hungry instantly.
The fried abalone mushrooms were dry and hard, it was not so appealing.
Fancy a taste of a sweet black vinegar pork trotter, well this is a vegetarian version taste it looks like one but nothing like the real one... frankly speaking it does taste rather good moreover it's healthier than the real stuff....Like it.
I like the most was this Chinese wine soup (Eight Treasure Herbal Soup) made of mushroom and fungus, the strong wine taste and smell were gorgeous.
I was a bit disappointed with these mini size of the lady fingers..... probably the kitchen has ran out of the bigger ones .... mmmmm.
Indian Curry was rather good and tasty. It has the oomph and drive for more rice.... thumb up for this one. 
Fried Dumpling served with thin slices of ginger in vinegar. Slightly oily but yummy.
This tofu did not impress me at all ... maybe some other flavour might give a better kick.
Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant is a popular outlet at the glutton rows of SS2/10 & 6 and it has been in the area for at least three quarter year. Cheers to Shakahari and hopefully we will be back soon.

Shakahari Vegetarian Restaurant 素鄕素食小廚
151 Jalan SS 2/6, Petaling Jaya
Tel 03-78659997
GPS : 3.116816, 101.617125

Monday, September 08, 2014

Restoran Hokkaido Seafood Kuala Lumpur

We have visited this restaurant for a couple of times after our rides especially when we are at the neighbourhood of Jalan Ipoh and for special occasions. The food is pretty good though it is slightly pricey, they do not serves pork and that works out well with our group. It is located opposite Vistana Hotel, Kompleks Damai, off Ipoh Roa and Jalan Pahang. 
De-shelled snails fried with dried chilli, green pepper & onions was a good starter..
Superior Lala Clam soup what the local Chinese called it Xiong Tong Lala was ideal to clear our throat & digestive system for a feast.
What a gorgeous combination petai + sotong(squids) + sambal belacan, this is a killer food that is deadly especially when the ingredients are fresh. Another thumb up for this dish, we simply love it.
Fried chicken bites with pineapple of sweet and sour flavour was not up to my expectation, I found that the bites were over done but I enjoyed the pineapple.
Steamed tilapia fish with Assam curry topping was so appetising.... more rice please.
I love these buttered prawns, they were fresh, aromatic, juicy in the inside and sweet. I enjoyed the crispiness of these fried shells that I actually ate the whole prawns...it's so delicious.
Stir fried green Kailan veggie with garlic that was crunchy and yummy.
Mama Min brought her own home made moon cakes and they were fabulous, by the way Mid Autumn Festival was approaching and that was why we got to savour these lovely cakes. Thanks Min.
22 hApPy CyClists gathered at Damai Complex for a lovely dinner after a torturous ride at Kenny's Hills.
Hokkaido Seafood Restaurant 
No. 68, Jalan Lumut, Damai Complex, 
Off Jalan Ipoh, 50400 Kuala Lumpur 
Tel: 03-40411316 
Business Hour - 6 pm-2am
GPS : 3.171263, 101.695546

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Restoran Law Yi Setapak

This is another reasonably good place to dine in Setapak area siting at the back row of shops along Genting Klang main road. It was our usual family outing for a weekend dinner at somewhere hereby our house.
Perfectly cut size sweet and sour spare ribs that went very well with our rice.
A simple tofu topped with golden fried fine chopped garlic, shallot and minced meat.
Steamed tilapia fish with soy sauce and finely pounded ginger.
Stir fried Kam Heong (金香) Lala clams - it was superbly fragrant and spicy.
Steamed water egg (蒸水蛋) simple yet appetising.
HaPpY hunting.....
Restoran Law Yi
Jalan 3/33A
Danau Kota, 
53300 Kuala Lumpur
GPS : 3.199495, 101.718324