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  • Rama V @ Jalan U Thant, Kuala Lumpur


    Introduction:

    Some food to tease your taste bud today? Let's do Thai! Thai cuisine is one of the tastiest cuisine that should picque the senses of most foodies. But...where to dine? Rama V- I say!
    Rama V, is one of the  well known Thai restaurants firmly located in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur City since 1995.


    Ambiance

    Despite being located in the city, once inside, diners will be whisked to a serene garden with a pool of lotus blossom, away from the hustle bustle city noise. Indoors or outdoors, Rama V provides a relaxed dining atmosphere. The neat and pleasingly table settings creates an ideal environment for wining and dining. Other than these, there are private dining rooms too.


    Food:

    The restaurant serves a creative and flavoursome menu of traditional as well as authentic Thai cuisine. Visited the Rama V for their:

    Weekend Ala Carte Buffet at only MYR 68.90 ++ with free flow of selected beer, house wines, chilled juices and soft drinks!


       

    Mieng Kam

    A traditional Thais street appetizer/ snack that I personally find it interesting. Betel leaves wrapped with-ginger, peanuts, onions, lime, chilli padi, roasted shreded coconut, and dried shrimp and sauce. An interestingly explosive start.

    Chor Lada

    Flower shaped dumlings stuffed with flavourful minced chicken and peanuts.

       

    Poe Tak

    Spicy clear seafood soup flavored with Thai herbs

    Tom Yam Pla Chon

    Spicy King fish soup flavored with lemongrass.

       

    Sam Sao

    Fried fish wish special chilli sauce. Fresh and tasty!


    Gaeng Ped Pol Linchee


    Roasted duck prepared with red curry and lychee. An interesting combination indeed!


       

    Pad Kana Kung Krob Reu Kana Pla Kem- Stir fried kai lam with shrimps.

    Pai Nor Mai Farang-Stir fried asparagus with garlic.


            

    Ending the dining session with assorted Thai dessert and of course some wine and beer. Blissful!


    Wrap up:

    Over the years, the restaurant has been recognised with a number of awards namingly rated as one of the best restaurant by Malaysia Tatler's Magazine as well as being listed as one of the Top Food 40 status by Time Out Kuala Lumpur. No doubt, it's a restaurant that offers distinctive Thai cuisine and also a spot to eat, drink, relax and enjoy!


    Address:

    Rama V
    5 jalan U-Thant 
    55000 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603-2143-2663

    Website: http://www.ramav.com.my/


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Rama V @ Jalan U Thant, Kuala Lumpur

  • Street Food @ Food Street-Glutton Street-Wai Sek Kai, Pudu Kuala Lumpur PART II


    Happens very often somehow for no reason at all, you wake up early in the morning with an empty stomach and start craving for all kinds of food. Here's the part II of my previous coverage at Glutton Street. Attempted a few visits at different time. And this time it's in the morning and then in the evening.

    At Glutton Street, there are only a few stalls operating at a row of old wooden shops. Headed here for the famous Hakka Noodle, also known as Dai Pu Mien,  that carries over 70 years of history.

             


        Hakka Noodle (Dai Pu Mien) @  Food Street-Glutton Street-Wai Sek Kai (Morning)

     

     

     

    The stall serves Hakka Noodles in pork lard and soy sauce gravy as well as in soup. Both at RM 4.20 per bowl (small).


    It was non starchy and with springy texture egg noodles which ewere tossed with pork lard and light soy sauce (ask for fish sauce if you prefer) topped with minced pork, barbeque meat and spring onions, and came with a bowl of wan tan soup. The noodles with soup were good too.

    So, there ended the morning session of Glutton Street.

    Now...it's evening time and these are the few famous stalls (continued from Part I)


     

                                                 Pork and offal soup stall


     

                          Pork and offal brewed with Chinese herbs and salted vegetable


     

    I am not a big fan of pork and offal soup but I would say that this broth is a wonderful mix with fresh pork meat, offals and spices simmered for long hours. Unlike one of those thick and heavy stew, this is tasty clear and aromatic. Distinctive indeed!


     

                                                    Grilled tofu and rojak stall


     

    Perfectly grilled, crunchy and crispy tofu stuffed with cucumber and turnip julienne topped with thick and tasty prawn paste.


     

    Rojak, one of the Malaysia all time favorite snacks! Yes, this is extremely yummy @ RM 15.00 per pack. It comes with set of grilled tofu, grilled flattened cuttle fish and grilled baby squids topped with exotic shrimp paste. Unforgettable!


     

                                              Pork Noodles & Seafood Noodles Stall


     

    The essential part of the Pork noodles served by this stall is the soup which is a rich broth made of minced pork and offal cooked in a pork stock. Satisfying.


     

                                                               Dessert stall


     

    Another stall with long history! This stall is famous for its steamed egg custard dessert. Light, smooth and silky. Portion is small, a bowl is not enough? Order another then! Other than this,   the stall offers other desserts and sweet broth as well.

     

    Address:

    Pudu Wai Sek Kai (Glutton Street)
    Jalan Sayur off Jalan Pudu,
    55100 Pudu, Kuala Lumpur.


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Street Food Kuala Lumpur

     

  • Super Spicy Steamboat @ Restaurant Hong La Qiao Off Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur


    Introduction:

    Hong La Qiao literally means red chillies in English. That's the reason I am here! Not sure about you, but having super spicy food would be one of my ways to release tension. The restaurant has been operating for years and not only it is famous for locals to savor authentic spicy Sze Chuan steamboat, it is also a famous spot for tourists from China to feast in.


    Ambiance:

    Minimal decor I would say. A fairly simple large open space on the ground and first floor with wooden tables and chairs, and a few arts and drawings with Chinese feel.



    Food & Beverages:

    The title of this blog explains all- the restaurant serves authentic spicy Sze Chuan steamboat paired with fresh ingredients that you need to pick from the list. Other than these, they serve authentic chinese cuisine as well.

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    Wrap up:

    How about a heat wave for you? I love spicy food! The spicy soup with sensual ingredients numbs the lips and tongue then sends a wave of heat throught the throat and produces sweat but leaves surprisingly seduction to crave for more! Spicy food lovers definitely experience the same- I bet!
    And I am craving for some super duper spicy food now- yes at this hour!

    Total damaged- MYR 100.80

    Address:
    No. 53,55,
    Jalan Cangkat Thambi Dollah,
    Off Jalan Pudu,
    55100, Kuala Lumpur


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Super Spicy Steamboat @ Restaurant Hong La Qiao Off Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur


  • Street Food @ Food Street-Glutton Street-Wai Sek Kai, Pudu Kuala Lumpur PART I


    Eating is the favorite past time cum recreational activity for Malaysian families- I say!

    And as such, where would be the best place to mingle and eat to glory in Kuala Lumpur? Here's a short review.


                            Street Food @ Food Street (Glutton Street/Wai Sek Kai), Pudu

    Hawkers have been running their trade on this street for more than 50 years and most of them are now run by the second or third generation.

    Below are few of the worth trying stalls:


                                     Four eyed (Sei Ngan Zai) Fried Chicken Stall


    For my personal opinion, it's better than KFC. It's fresh, crispy, well marinated, not overly greasy, and very tasty. Fried chicken @ RM 2.60 per piece, Chicken wing @ RM 2.20, Drumstick @ RM 4.20


                                        Rice Noodle Roll (Chee Cheung Fun) Stall
     
                     Rice Noodle Rolls with curry and deep fried pork skin @v RM 2.50


    Do head for the rice noodle stall! Though the queue is long but the turnaround time is short and it's definitely worth trying.  Rice rolls drown in curry with spongy yet crunchy bits of deep fried pork skin. Aromatic curry sauce with depth of rempah used. You may opt to savour rice rolls doused with sweet sauce topped with bits of crispy  fried shrimps. And also, thumbs up for the texture of the rice noodles, smooth and slurpy!

    Other than this, the stall serves rice rolls wrapped with vege (above pic) @ RM 0.60 per piece and yam cake as well.


                                                  Fried Raddish Cake Stall


    Fried Raddish Cake @ RM 4.00 per plate. Cake texture is firm and yet velvety. Fried with well controlled heat and a mixture of seasoning.


                                                       Mutton Soup Stall


    Mutton tendon soup @ RM 7.00 per bowl. The stall is located towards the end of the street. And it's the only halal stall available in Glutton Street. Business is running well too. Worth a try!


    Here I go again! Eat to glory!

    Stay tuned for Part II in a week or two!


    Address:
    Pudu Wai Sek Kai (Glutton Street)
    Jalan Sayur off Jalan Pudu,
    55100 Pudu, Kuala Lumpur.


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Street Food Kuala Lumpur


  • Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant @ Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur


    Introduction:


    A well known casual dining Taiwan restaurant that has been operating for years with several outlets in different shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur. I have actually blogged about Fong Lye Taiwanese Restaurant at the Garden Mid Valley quite sometime ago. But, this would be my first visit to the Jalan Imbi outlet.


    Ambiance:

    A quintessential restaurant with calming Chinese interior is comfortable for a lunch or dinner gathering.


                                               Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant @ Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur


    Food & Beverages:

    Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant serves graceful and authentic Taiwanese cuisine as well as Chinese cuisine. Quality chinese tea are served too.

         

    Three Varieties of supreme dried chicken (Sam Pei Chicken) @ RM 38.00 (medium)

    Aromatic and appetizing! Sam Pei chicken served in hot pot prepared with basil leaves, ginger, garlic ,onions and chinese cooking wine.

    Rice wine marinated crispy pork @ RM 28.00 (medium)
    Very well marinated, crispy-ly fried with juiciness maintained.

       

    Fried Pork Liver @ RM 24.00 (medium)
    Pork liver anyone? This is good. Fried pork liver (not overcooked) with flavorful sauce.

    Fried Prawn with Pepper @ RM 46.00 (medium)
    Fresh succulent prawn prepared with spicy, peppery chilli toppings.

       

    Black pepper bean curd @ RM 19.00 (medium)
    Hot, smooth and tasty!

    Assorted Vegetables with fresh lily bulbs almonds @ RM 28.00 (medium)
    Fried beans and vegetable with onions, lily bulbs and almond flakes. A perfect combination of all.
    Fresh and savory.


    Wrap up:

    The menu is classic Taiwanese with a few innovations. Three varieties of supreme dried chicken, also known as Sam Pei Chicken is one of their signature dishes which is highly recommended. Worth a try!


    Rating: 6.5/10


    Address:

    Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant
    Imbi Shop
    No 94 Jalan Imbi
    55100 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603- 2145 6061
    Fax: +603- 2145 6193


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant @ Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur


  • Restaurant Sari Ratu @ Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur


    Introduction:

    Restaurant Sari Ratu has been successfully in operation for the past years and is one of the renown Padang cuisine restaurant chains in Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant steadily built a reputation as a venue where you can sit back and enjoy excellent Padang cuisine. It is currently operating 6 outlets in Kuala Lumpur & Petaling Jaya and with intention to grow even more branches in the near future.


    Ambiance:

    The restaurant interior design caters a simple and comfortable dining concept with neat wooden table arrangement. Upon entering the restaurant, the dishes display counter would be on your right.  You either opt to order food from the counter or ask for the menu.


                      Restaurant Sari Ratu @ Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur

    Food & Beverages:

       

    Sambal Hijau (Green chilli paste) @ RM 3.50
    Pounded green chillies simmered with anchovies, petai, garlic and onion. Something simple I would probably not prepare at home. Appetizing!

    Sayur Pakis (Fern Leaf in coconut milk) @ RM 4.00

    Fresh fern leaf in light coconut gravy.

       

    Gulai Kambing (Mutton in Indonesian Curry) @ RM 12.00
    Tender mutton with hot and rich uniquely taste curry gravy. Highly pleasing!

    Ayam Gulai (Special Kampung Chicken in Indonesian curry ) @ RM 7.50
    Something different from our local Malay & Indian curry, with the spices and herbs used and creamy curry gravy it's amazingly aromatic.

                       

    Fried egg tofu @ RM 7.00
    Just can't stop attacking for more! Beancurd (Tofu) wrapped with slightly salty fried egg served with sweet soy sauce. Sounds simple but the crispy, slightly salted and sweet combination create an a lovely taste.


    Wrap up:

    Greeted by friendly Indonesian servers who courteously explained the details of the cuisine served. You might want to experience authenthic Padang cuisine featuring a variety of flavors from fiery hot to cooly mild distinctive taste, style of cooking, its wide selection of ingredients and spices here!


    Rating: 7.5/10


    Address:

    Restaurant Sari Ratu
    No HD, 13 A, House Depot
    Building 237 & 239,
    Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
    50100 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603- 2697 8867
    Fax: +603- 2697 8868

    Website:http://www.sariratu.com/


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Restaurant Sari Ratu @ Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur


  • Restaurant Sek Yuen @ Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur


    Introduction:


    Sek Yuen Restaurant  has been around for 50 years or more and has a huge following- and no wonder for this might easily be rated as one of the famous old chinese restaurants. Funny it seems, there are actually two outlets with the new one just right beside the old restaurant. The difference would only be that the new outlet is with air conditiong. But then again, both outlets are always packed.

    Ambiance:

    An almost no decor restaurant with a vintage feel. The only decor would be their fluorescent signboard which was added in the recent year. Tables and chairs actually remain from the 50's.



                                       Restaurant Sek Yuen @ Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

    Food & Beverages:

    The restaurant serves Chinese cuisine and dishes prepared on a 100% wood fire- the old cooking style. Promised fresh ingredients at all times.

       

    Stir fried eggs with shark fins
    Aromatically fried, not too greasy with generous amount of pleasant-smokey-woodfire aromatic shark fins.

    Roasted duck (Pei Pa Ngap)
    Stylishly roasted with a half-century recipe. Crispy skin with it's well maintained tenderness. Blended well with the sweet and sour sauce served along.



       

    Stir fried vege with prawns.
    Deliciously fried with succulent prawns.

    Steamed Cod Fish- Ginger soy sauce steamed
    Fresh, juicy and smooth with a natural milky flavour in the palate. Thumbs up!


    Wrap up:

    The bill came out to be RM 109.00. Apologies for no detail price breakdown of the dishes.
    There is no other reason this restaurant is still crowded after more than 50 years.  If you are craving for delicious authentic Chinese cuisine, Sek Yuen would be a good choice. Be early as the restaurant is full as usual and parkings are limited.


    Rating: 7/10


    Address:

    Restaurant Sek Yuen
    313-315, Jalan Pudu, KL
    Tel: 03 9222 9457


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Restaurant Sek Yuen @ Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur


  • Dinner buffet @ Taman Sari Brasserie, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur

    Introduction:


    Taman Sari Brasserie is located at the east wing of Hotel Istana's lobby level. The restaurant serves a wide range of local and international cuisine in buffet style as well as extensive ala carte menu. Below covers the buffet dinner session.


    Ambiance:


    Calming ambiance with welcoming space of indoor an alfresco dining that provides a rare level of comfort. Sit outside to enjoy the landscaped garden view.



    Dinner buffet @ Taman Sari Brasserie, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur



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    Wrap up:


    The restaurant offers a wide range of local cuisines more than international dishes. Food was on par with rooms of improvements. Worth a compliment that I was very satisfied with their welcoming service- friendly, attentive and eager to please without being intrusive.


    Overall rating: 6/10


    Price per person: RM 82++


    Address:


    Taman Sari Brasserie
    Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur
    LOBBY LEVEL, EAST WING
    73, Jalan Raja Chulan,
    50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    FOR RESERVATION : +603-21419988 ext : 3667

    Buffet Dinner : 6.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)


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  • Reggae Bar @ Reggae Mansion Jalan Tun H.S.Lee


    Introduction:


    Reggae Bar at Reggae Mansion (hostel for backpackers) is one of the first bar by Reggae Mansion chain. The other outlet is located at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Its unique concept created an exciting range of nightlife clubs, bar and restaurant in Kuala Lumpur City Centre.


    Ambiance:

    There is nothing reggae about this place and the only impressive part would be the old English style of the hostel. As for the bar, ambiance is very calming with soft lighting. A happy incorporation of modern design alongside a touch of old English settings that sets a comfortable dining and drinking environment.




    Food & Beverages:

    The bar serves delightful choices of Asian, Western and Fusion food as well as a range of imported beers.

      

    Rosemary Lamb @ RM 28 ( RM 22 if happy hour)
    Grilled lamb rack served with sauteed butter vegetables and basil mint potatoes. Well marinated, grilled to perfection with its tenderness well preserved. Thumbs up!

    Oriental Chicken Chop @ RM 18 ( RM 12.00 if happy hour)
    Grilled chicken chop served with sauteed butter vegetables. Perfectly grilled and well marinated.




     Kerabu Mango @ RM 12.00
     Shreded fresh semi riped mango topped with peanuts and tasty sauce. Combination of sweet and sour with mild spiciness was appetizing












    Pork Burger @ RM 18.00
    Pork Burger with jalapeno serves with wedges-flavourful pork patty but lack of juiciness

    Fantasy Island Pizza @ RM 20.00
    Toppings- sweet corn, green pepper, pineapple, mushroom and succulent prawns with lots of cheese with soft pizza bread. Good indeed.


    Wrap up:

    Pretty satisfying food with speedy and friendly service. A good choice to dine in or winding.


    Rating: 7/10


    Address:

    Reggae Bar @ Reggae Mansion
    53, Seksyen 12
    Jalan Tun H.S.Lee
    50000 Kuala Lumpur


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Reggae Bar @ Reggae Mansion Jalan Tun H.S.Lee


  • Dinner buffet @ Planter's Inn, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur


    Update your blog Lu Shia!! It has been a week and I still see the same thing!- Ahhaa...someone said this to me *wink*

    Okay!! Here's a great deal grabbed from webuy.com.my. Thanks to my bestie.

    Dinner buffet at Planter's Inn, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur. If you desire for a luxurious buffet, do head down to Planter's Inn. Good food, great service with classy ambiance.

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    Planter's Inn @ Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur

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    Tempting looking buffet spread. A quick snap and then........ Let's EAT!!

     

     

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    A buffet dinner best enjoyed with my besties at a great deal only at RM 46.90! Planter's Inn definitely offers a great selection of menu to satisfy everyone.

     

    Normal price: RM 130.20

    Current promo:
    Ramadhan Buffet Dinner: RM 98++ ( Children 4-12 years old dine at 50% off)

     

    Address:

    Planter's Inn
    Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur,
    Jalan Sultan Ismail,
    50250 Kuala Lumpur,
    Wilayah Persekutuan.

     

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Dinner buffet @ Planter's Inn, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur