Sunday, May 29, 2011

On The Table @ Solaris Dutamas

On The Table is situated at the quieter corner of newly developed area called Solaris Dutamas. The shop is located on the same row at Pink Sage. Just walk along the corridor of Pink Sage and you will reach On the Table.

Complimentary appetisers! Crackers topped with beef bacon, cheese and chives and penne pasta with bolognaise sauce.

Complimentary appetisers

Cappuccino of Wild Mushroom was definitely an interesting experience. First they served a few slices of mushrooms (if not mistaken, there were different types of mushrooms like oyster mushrooms, buttons, shiitake and beech mushrooms which has been sautéed with foam at the sides.

Next, the waitress came with a jar of brown thick liquid and poured it into the bowl.

And that is how it looks like after that :)

Cappuccino of Wild Mushrooms

Ordered Gamberi Aglio Olio Peperoncini which was basically aglio olio with with prawns. We chose tagliatelle pasta and overall was just ok in my opinion.

Gamberi Aglio Olio Peperoncini

Riz's Fried Chicken was really good as I always like fried chicken. The meat was pretty juicy with crispy batter and the mash potatoes on the side was good too. Without the fattening gravy, it is pretty good even by itself. The salad was a little different where it is lightly dressed with a sour tinge. However, I do find the leaves a little on the bitter side.

Riz's Fried Chicken

The Chocolate Fondant was really warm and gooey! Right after sinking the dessert spoon into the chocolate fondant, we couldn't help it but went "ohh" and "ahh" as we really felt good about the texture of the chocolate fondant. True enough, putting it into our mouth, the chocolate was rich and delicious. Eat it together with the cold vanilla ice cream, simply great :) Well, I read from another blog that the "vanilla ice cream" is actually semifreddo. Don't know what it is but it sure does taste good.

Chocolate Fondant

Was really great and appreciate the birthday celebration from my dear friends. Nothing beats spending time in a nice quiet place and just talk. Also good desserts as accompaniment.

A4-UG 1-08, Solaris Dutamas,
Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 6207 9966

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Wok Cafe@ The Strand, Kota Damansara

Have always liked those restaurants with a special theme like this place here at The Wok Cafe. It seems that this is a branch of a famous Hot Wok restaurant in Penang Island. And it is featured as Best Restaurant by Tatler Magazine in 1998 and 2004.

Plates, Saucers, Cups and Kebayas

The interior decoration is really unique and special as they have a lot of olden days antiques on display, wooden furniture, antique bangles, plates and even kebayas!


In my opinion really unique as the doors even have wooden panels with words inscribed on them. Sorry don't know what it means because I am illiterate :p

Olden Day Door Panels

At one corner, there is a pair of familiar looking pair of boots. Bright yellow and made from PVC and a Gurmit Singh's signature on it! As Phua Chu Kang ;) They even had Rosie's and Henty Thia's signature too on the wall.

Yellow Boots

Cencaluk omelette was excellent. My first time eating cencaluk and it was really good. All I ever knew was that cencaluk is a type of fermented prawn paste and never knew it could taste this good. The omelette was nice and fluffy.

Cencaluk Omelette

Sambal sotong was just ok for me. Probably because I don't really like the sambal that comes with it. A little salty in my opinion but the squid was fresh.

Sambal Sotong

Assam curry fish was pretty fragrant and gravy was really nice and thick as they don't skimp on the ingredients. Pretty tasty and good :)

Asam Fish

Paku Sambal was just alright. The chili paste a little too much and salty as it is also fried with dried shrimps. Would go well with rice but not eaten by its own. I sure miss the Midin that I had in Sarawak last time as the shoots are more tender.

Paku Sambal

Tried the Sago Nangka which was really good! The nangka or jack fruit is really sweet and provides a refreshing taste to the coconut milk soup. On another occassion, we tried the Cendol but it wasn't really good. So for desserts, do go for the Sago Nangka ;)

This place is definitely in my books for some good Nyonya food :)

26, Jalan PJU 5/21
The Strand
Kota Damansara
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03 -6142 7388

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Restoran Home Cooking @ Sungai Way

One hot Sunday, a good friend wanted to recommend me a good char siew (barbequed pork) place in Sungai Way. Luck was not with us as they do not serve it during lunch. Only during dinner time. However, they have other offerings instead which was really good.

Steamed Chicken was one of their signature dish. They only use free range chicken. I don't normally eat steamed chicken as I have always preferred it roasted or fried but rarely steamed but ones here were good. The chicken flesh was smooth and it is served with ginger paste which was really good. Even the chili sauce that goes with it is also very good.

Steamed Chicken

Curry Fish is also one of their signature dish. They use the red snapper fish pieces in this dish and came with generous amounts of brinjals, beancurd puff and french beans. Taste wise it is just ok. Prefer the curry fish head in Pangkor Seafood Village Restaurant in Taman Megah anytime. The version here contains coconut milk.

Curry Fish

The Stir Fried Sweet Potato Leaves was really good. We couldn't get enough of it. The "wok hei" is there and there were plenty of sliced garlic in there.

Stir Fried Sweet Potato Leaves

A plus point about this place that it is cooling even with the hot weather outside, not air conditioned but natural greenery and shade. It is located near the famous Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh. You can actually park at the Indian temple parking area and walk over which takes about five minutes. The total bill came to about nearly RM60 in total which is pretty affordable considering what we had. Well, barbequed pork next time ;)

555, Jalan SS9a/2 ,
Sungai Way,
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Opening Hours:
Lunch 1200 pm - 230 pm
Dinner 600 pm - 930 pm

Snapshots of 2010

Was going through my old pictures and some just made me smile. Especially thinking about the good times of family and friends. It's really fast how time passes by. Here are my snapshots of 2010. A little too late but better late than never ;)

Participated in a treasure hunt for the first time from Bukit Jalil TPM all the way to Pangkor Island. It's not so much like a treasure hunt but more like a amazing race kind of thing.


Visited the Aquaria KLCC with mum. Saw sharks, all kinds of fishes, reptiles and amphibians. Was fascinated with the silly look of mudskippers. They look like they are singing :p

Frogs - easy to capture cause they don't move :p

Visited the National Art Gallery for the first time with good friends.

An Artistic Wall Piece

Went to the beautiful Bako National park after the Rainforest Music Festival in 2010. Was glad that we went there instead of my suggestion of going for kayaking.

Wild Orchids

Got certified as an Open Water Diver in Tenggol Island on 12 June 2010 :) Saw blue spotted rays, baby barracudas and turtles.

Tenggol Island Map

Participated in sea cleanup drive organised by Berjaya and flanked byProject Aware. Redang Island Beach Cleanup from 24 to 26th September 2010. Divers were in charge of picking up Crown of Thorns and became more aware of our ocean's fragile ecosystems.

Berjaya Redang Resort Seafront

Visited Taiwan on a 9 day trip. The Flora Fest coincidently was on going that time. Plus, we tried all kinds of transportation that you can name :)

Hong Kong Flora Exhibit in Taipei Flora Fest

Had Glogg in Sweden :) It's a Christmas drink in cold weather. First time on European soil and also first time seeing snow. Jakun right? :p


Had so much food and desserts while having fun chats. Sweets desserts and sweet memories :) And happy hours of course ;)

Came across these interesting slogans along the way :)

These memories are definitely fond memories :)