A Porky Affair at Smoking Hog SS2

I am a pork lover guy …… wherever the restaurant serves pork, I’ll be there to try out their foods. Lately more and more restaurants that dedicated to serve pork mushroom in Klang Valley. Hidden in the all famous food streets, night markets and restaurants, there’s a new restaurant that grab my attention because they serve pork.

The restaurant may be tricky a bit to find but it’s entrance is right at the walking alley next to the Crazy Crab restaurant.

The entrance is a small door that leads you to the lift lobby and upon entering the lift, go to the top floor.

The restaurant were located at the Mezzanine floor and you’ll be greeted by a contemporary designs and art work of the restaurant.

Plush leather couches and wood works were on displayed and also as the main dining tables for the guests.

Caesar Salad @ RM 23

A full fledge caesar salad dressed with house special salad dressing with runny egg yolk and real pork bacon salad bits. This is the real deal that many of the restaurants replace pork bacon with beef just to suit the local request that just for the sake of reducing the cost. I kinda like the way they add on crispy anchovies to the salad as a replacement to salt.

Shishamo & Fruit Salad @ RM28

This dish would be ladies or girls favourite who love to eat clean and healthy. The sweet and tangy  taste from the dressing blend in well and perfect to go as a starter before having a full weight meal. This will reduce your appetite to over eaten.

Egg Bomb @ RM 15

This egg standing there may look like a normal fried egg on the plate. Once you cut open, the first thing to flow out would be the runny egg yolk which drenched the ingredients deep fried along with the egg.  You may feel for an egg that cost RM15 will be too much but the ingredients that go in there are of premium quality stuffs.

Bacon with Takoyaki & KBO Salad @ RM 34

Meat balls blanket with bacon and served with kimchi and baby octopus. You may take this as a salad platter or finger food platter. It is well balanced and easy to go along with any type of drinks and a good start for those who don’t want to have a heavy meal before their drinking session nor too heavy meals that prohibit them to drink later.

SH Signature Bacones @ RM 32

Another good drink companion would be their Bacones. The name bacon…. already tell you the bacon as one of the ingredient for the dish. The crispy bacon wrapping the the stuffings are pretty filling if you take both of it.

Grilled Pig’s Tongue Burger

You may feel gross with the name “tongue” but do you know that the tongue were actually having the softest meat and taste best for a burger. As you can see the burger do not come with any sauce as the meat patty were juicy enough. To enjoy burger is best to have a teeth bite down all the layers. If you feel it is too thick, you may use my method to press down and compact the burger for easier to go in your mouth.

Besides all the light snacks and starters, the main thing you can go for all day long would be their range of pastas. Pastas are fast to prepare fresh and is much better than eating rice that has too much carbs. I always get the problem after a rice meal, I get sleepy. But different story with pastas are just filled up our belly and does not cause sleepy feeling. Smoking hog served pastas all day long and their range are enough to cover you all week long.

When this plate of pastas served we can’t tell what is below the cover. It is covered with smokes and all fog up below it.

Double Smoked Duck Fettucini Carbonara @ RM 39

This is one of the best carbonara I have where it is served in my fav style that let us poke our own egg yolks and mixed it. It makes your paste smoother and creamier. The bacons no need to say bring more fragrance to the plate that make you want more.

Bacon Matriciana @ RM 31

Spicy L & Seafood Tagliatelle @ RM 41

Baked Rice Cake Lasagna @ RM 25

This is another special dish to try on is their rice cake lasagna. It is made so good that we finished it by shared among us. You can’t tell this is made from pastas or rice cakes as the textures are pretty much the same when it is eaten hot with the sticky cheese.

Smoking Hog Berries Ku Ru Yok @ RM 39

Another dish you may consider would be their Ku Lu yoke … sweet and sour pork. This is different from what you normally have that are cooked with tomato sauce or plum sauce. Here at Smoking Hog, they are using their house special BBQ sauce and strawberries.

Bacon & Egg Ice Cream @ RM 10

This is one hell good scoop of an ice cream. It is rich and creamy. I am a big fan of desserts and never say too much of them. But this one a scoop is nice but 2 is too much. It is way too much above the bar for me. For ice cream, usually it is cold and sweet. For this, it add saltiness to it with the crispy bacon bits that surprisingly goes very well with the whole thing. If you think this is too fattening for you, you may opt for their famous Rum and Raisins that are equally as good. Usually for Rum and Raisins, I will go for Haagen Daz. I would say Smoking Hog’s were better as their raisins are better.

Location:

The Smoking Hog
3rd Floor (above Professor
21 Jalan SS2/64
Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-7865-9239

Closed on Mondays

Operation hours:
Tues, Wed & Thurs: 12.00pm – 11.00pm
Friday: 12.00pm – 1.00am
Saturday: 9.00am – 1.00am
Sunday: 9.00am – 11.00pm

Rayong Thai by Thai Kopitiam at Taman Danau Desa Serving Cheap and Authentic Thai Cuisines

Lately I am into searching for affordable and good foods around KL Selangor area. Authentic Thai food are available around KL which I previously written which I recommend is Surisit at TTDI and Good Evening Bangkok 1 Utama. But you can afford to eat them daily. Now I am going to share with you a restaurant which I scouted yesterday located at Taman Danau Desa KL.

The place is known as Rayong Thai by Thai Kopitiam.

The place give you a very comfortable feel as if you are dining in Thailand. All the staffs are 100% Thai and able to speak reasonable English.

The place employ an open kitchen concept which you can see through their cooking place. There are actually have 2 kitchens in this restaurant. The front restaurant kitchen are used to fried Pad Thai, Fried rice and light dishes. The back kitchen is for the main course preparation that need more steps to cook.

Mango Salad

The mango salad here is a perfect choice to become your starter as the tangy and spicy flavor bring out the appetizer . The dried shrimp, fish sauce and the chilli powder are from the Thai good quality ones.

Thai Fish Cake

Go slow with this one. It indeed smell good when served. I ask you to go slow cause it is very hot as in the heat from the deep fried.

Pandan Chicken

Normally pandan chicken prepared by non pro will be dried. Here it retain the juiciness and moist.

Tomyam Gong

A must order to gauge the authenticity and how good is the Thai restaurant. Here they pass with flying color where their Tomyam Gong just cost RM11.90 for small portion that serves 2. There are squid, prawn and fish in it. The soup pack with plenty of punch and not just spicy taste. This is exactly what I had in Haadyai version that do not put coconut milk.

Clear Soup Tomyam Gong

Same like the original tomyam gong, this also a must try here at Rayong Thai. Some people like to original version but I like this one which origin from northern Thai.

Green Curry Chicken

This is the only dish that doesn’t up to my standard. I find it pretty mild and the curry not thick enough.

Steamed Sea Bass with lime juice and chilli.

The fish size are just perfect. This fish are ideal for 4 and a must try here. When I was there, I saw 75% of the customers order them. The fish is fresh and a hint of Thai Fish sauce is added.

Prawn Omelette

Thai Fried Rice Set with sunny side up egg and fried chicken. This is exactly the same style where you can get on the street of Thailand.

Water Chest Nut pudding.

Thai Mango Sticky Rice

Rayong Thai

19G Plaza Danau 2,
Jalan 4/109F Taman Danau Desa.
Tel: 03-79714201


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Menya Musashi Ramen 1 Utama Top In My List Of Japan Pork Ramen

There are a couple of food frenzy trend lately started off with Bubble Milk Tea, then the Kaw Kaw Burger Bakar kick in and the latest is the Japanese Pork Ramen! Earlier I did mention I found my best ramen in town which is Yamagoya Ramen located at Publika Solaris Dutamas. Without a doubt that is a good ramen chain straight from Shinjuku, Japan. Now they have a big rival which topped my Best Ramen shop.

Musashi Ramen with Aka Oil (Home Made Musashi Chili Oil) – RM27

Located at the new old wing of 1 Utama (previously is the place where TGV Cinema located) not it has turn into EAT Paradise where all the Japanese and Korean Food centralize. You can expect some top class foods here where its authenticity is guaranteed. Menya Musashi Ramen is located at the back. So you have to walk in to EAT Paradise and turn to your right, you can see them at the corner.

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Jaya 33 Merdeka Food Crawl The Finale Part 6 – Vintry Jaya 33

Having a chance to visit 6 different restaurants serving all different types of cuisines in 1 dinner really a tiring one to handle. We were lucky to have Vintry as the last one to visit as they were famous for their finger food that goes along with their wines and beers.

The place were having a very cozy ambiance and relaxing environment without the usual pub heart throbbing musics. You can sit here all night to chill out after work. A wide variety of vintage and young wines from multi country are there awaiting for you.

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Jaya 33 Merdeka Food Crawl Part 3 – Deutsches Haus Jaya 33

If you work in PJ or KL, after the office hour I don’t think you would be happy to stuck in the jam for no reason which usually last for an hour. During this period why don’t you ask your friend to chill out and hit a beer.

A German Bar setup and deco were it makes you feel very comfortable. Though it was a bar, we always have the impression of noisy music and plenty of smokes. That’s not the same here.

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Jaya 33 Merdeka Food Crawl Part 2 – Nagomi Shabu Shabu Jaya 33

Nagomi is a Japanese restaurant that serves authentic Japanese cuisine at affordable prices and high quality food. Currently known as Nagomi Japanese Restaurant, we offer a wide variety of Japanese cuisine in our new menu. Located in Jaya33 and Menara Hap Seng, both restaurants having a unique design of its restaurant which serve a different range of customers.

With its interior design of contemporary Japanese style, it brings a modern, yet classic mood to the already cozy atmosphere.

Well-partitioned areas and VIP rooms are also available, making it suitable for business meetings and other formal or casual dinners with family and friends. Continue reading “Jaya 33 Merdeka Food Crawl Part 2 – Nagomi Shabu Shabu Jaya 33”

Jaya 33 Merdeka Food Crawl Part 1 – Shyet-Li’s Kopitiam

Located at Section 14 area, Jaya 33 rise as a new commercial centre with a built in full featured shopping mall, dining and fitness centre. You basically have everything under the same roof.

In conjunction of the upcoming Merdeka day, I was invited to participate in their Merdeka Makan-makan Food Trail which organized by the management office. The same deal is open to the public who are freely choose what they want to eat from the participating restaurants that prepare a special meal sets to celebrate the memorable day.

We start off with the Malaysian Food Restaurant, Shyet-Li’s Kopitiam which serving all sorts of authentic Malaysian Recipe.

Old wall clock on display

Old school wooden tall wall bench setup

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Kota Damansara Good Food List 2013

With my recent travelling schedule, I felt a little bit guilty on not able to update this blog that often. I just got back from my gourmet tour (round 2) with Hugo Leong which arranged by Tour2u Holidays. Later on, I made a journey back to Penang to relax myself from the hectic lifestyle in KL.

2010 was a wonderful year for me who stay and work at Kota Damansara area. I can see that the place booming into a center of F&B gathering place where old timer foods and new gourmet trying their luck. However there are ups and downs of these restaurants which some of them can’t make it. So to cut this post short, I will list down what food can we find in Kota Damansara which covers Dataran Sunway and The Strand.

Home Cook

Mum’s Seafood Noodle – Serving nice fish head noodle, seafood noodle, home cook dishes (Tai Chow). – CLOSED
What must order here : Loh Bak (Pork Roll), Fish Head / Seafood Noodle, Garoupa fish head curry, asam fish head curry, Stuffed Squid, Jiu Hu Char and Salted Egg Yolk coated mantis prawn

The Wok Cafe – Serving Penang hawker food and nyonya dishes – CLOSED
What must order here :  Asam prawn (Not the curry type), Hokkien Prawn Noodle, Asam Laksa, Loh Bak (Pork Roll), Otak Otak and their kick ass Gulai Tumis. Make sure you order the Sago nangka dessert too.

Rogers Delight – Home cook nyonya dishes
What must order here :  Pan fried prawn with assam, Curry fish head, Special Curry Duck with Yam, Lady finger with shrimp paste, Coconut curry prawn and salted egg crab

Steam King – Everything is cook via the steam method
What must order here : Steam 3 types of eggs, Dong bo meat and steam fish with pickled radish

Vichuda Tom Yam – One of the best Malay Tom Yam

Daorae – Korean BBQ Pork Restaurant

Arisu – One of the fine Korean BBQ Pork Restaurant – CLOSED

Bulgogi BBQ House – No frill and affordable Korean BBQ Restaurant at The Strand

Specialty

Restoran Penang One – Hawker food from Penang Tar Pau and Sell in KL Daily.

Restoran Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee – Fiery Hot yet tasty chili pan mee which originate from KL Batu Road. The main rival of Kin Kin’s.
What must order here : A bowl of chili pan mee, Deep fried tofu with home made thai chili sauce, fried fish fillet and a bowl of Sui Kow dumpling soup

Village Fish Head Noodle – A restaurant open dedicated to sell fish head noodles
What must order here : Fresh Prawn & Sliced Abalone Mee Hoon, Fish head mee hoon, Sotong Ball Mee Hoon and Deep fried meat balls.

The Uma – My all time favorite Balinese Home Cook food.
What must order here : Nasi Ratus, Be Siap Memanggang – Grilled Chicken With Beans Rice, Lempet Be Tongkong [Grilled Tuna in banana leaf], Iga Base Kalas [Balinese Pork Rib Curry], Bebek Menggoreng [Balinese Style Deep Fried Crispy Duck]

Bangkok Wasabe – Thai Street Foods in a posh restaurant setup – CLOSED
What must order here : Thai Ice tea, stewed beef noodle, Stir fried chicken with hot basil leaves and chili and steamed seabass with lime juice and bird eye chili

Erawan Classic Thai & Fusion – Thai Street Foods in restaurant setup
What must order here : Mieng Kum, Tom Yam Fried Rice, Thai Beef Noodle and Thai Laksa

Ipoh Road Yong Tau Fu – Branch from Ipoh Road Yong Tau Fu – CLOSED

Fun Taipei – Taiwanese street food – CLOSED
What must order here : Bubble tea

Kayu Nasi Kandar – Famous for its nasi kandar and roti tisu

Big Brother Western Food – Hotel grade halal western food at an affordable price
What must order here : Chicken Au gratin, Big brother special home made burger and medium rare sirloin steak

Claypot Station Restaurant – Everything is cooked and served in claypot
What must order here :  Fa Tiu Chicken, Spicy and sour vege, ginger prawns and kung po frog

Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa – Franchise from Kg Baru KL – CLOSED

Formosa Snack Corner – Taiwanese desserts stall in Giant Hypermarket Kota Damansara
What must order here : Egg custard and green tea custard

Tanjung Tualang Prawn House – Tanjung Tualang Prawn House is famous for its fresh water prawns dishes

Sari Ratu Nasi Padang – 5th Franchise of Sari Ratu Nasi Padang

Fuza Briyani Station – Nasi briyani restaurant

Anggrek Kuring Indonesian Food – Indonesian food at its best

Waroeng Mas Timoer – Sundanese Food

Chee Chah – A Malaysian Tapas

Pondok Cafe – A very homey type of Malay Foods

Restaurant Tasty Chicken Rice – 2007 Chicken Rice Champion
What must order here : Roast Chicken only and the rice. Poach chicken so so and the rest too.

Aunty Lan Home Made Noodles – All sorts of home made noodles at your service

Cafe Style Foods

Paparich – One of the few first outlet that open by Paparich. So far this place serves the best among the rest of the franchise.
What must order here :  Cham ice, Ipoh chicken koay teow soup, lychee cincau, roti naan with curry sauce.

Cravings Kitchen & Bistro – Renowned for their 12″ burger – CLOSED
What must order here :  House specialty 12″ burger, Kongguksu (Korean Noodle in Soya bean milk), Delhi Fried Rice and grilled steak with hot chili salsa.

Full House Cafe Giza – One of the pioneer in concept store which having a decoration ala fantasy house. Most of the foods served were fusion or western and plenty of fancy drinks to try on.
What must order here : spicy Vongole Spaghetti, Fresh Smoked Salmon Salad and Braised Lamb Shank

The One Cafe – The place where you dine, chill out and have fun – CLOSED
What must order here : Wasabi prawn fritters, pineapple fried rice, The Chosen One lamb chop, Singapore Katong Laksa and their signature The Sinful One dessert

Sekinchan Ikan Bakar – A place for grill fish – CLOSED

Hawker Center

Asia Cafe – Latest heats in town where they operate 24 hours with the range of variety Penang and local foods served. Located right in front of Tune Hotel where
What must order here :  Steam soups, Leong’s grill fish and seafoods, Fried hokkien mee and fried rice – CLOSED

D.U. Cafe – One of the first kopitiam open at Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
What must order here :  Ipoh chicken koay teow soup, popiah, asam laksa, loh bak and pork noodle

Medan Selera Tanjung Village – A big food court with an integrated indoor multi level parking which house 2 wings of food court. 1 side is Chinese and the other one is Malay. This place also houses the Police Station
What must order here : Bawal power, Fried Cat fish and Laksa Utara from the nasi campur stall, a cheap and nice sizzling steak with brown sauce (RM13.50)

Ho Chaz Cafe – Facing Starbucks and behind Kayu Nasi Kandar
What must order here : Authentic Penang Koay Chap and Kung Fu Pan Mee

Desserts Place

Snowflakes – Famous Taiwanese dessert franchise
What must order here : Best seller, soya ice series with taroballs and if can try add on peanuts which is very soft and tasty.

Lucky Dessert – Famous Authentic Hong Kong Lucky Dessert – CLOSED
What must order here : Mango and Durian Trinity, Mango roll, Paradise Herb Italian Jell-O, durian krisp and the black glutinous rice

Ice Room – Famous shaved ice from Lot 10 Hutong – CLOSED
What must order here : Durian, mango and black sesame ice

Bar and Kitchens

Movida – The best bar foods I ever taste
What must order here : Seared scallops, Country style roast chicken, clubber’s platter, Smoked Salmon Flambe, Beef Bacon Flambe with Mushroom, Onion & Cheese

Uncle Prawn – Fresh water prawn dishes