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It has been quite some times I went “crabbing”. Yes Crabbing …. my personal terms with my gang to go eat crabs. Penang kias love our crabs a lot and usually we just BBQ it over the fire and a pinch of salt to make it taste better. That is in Bukit Tambun seafood village. But now I am in KL and Selangor area and to eat crabs are very hard to determine which restaurant serves the best. For the past I have tried a couple of it which they are famous with the salted egg yolks version.
I recently was introduced to SS2 Crab Factory that serves Lousiana Boil type that are having special sauce to go along with boiled crabs. But I never been there till I went to their second outlet after the first success one. The second one are located at Menara Felda, Platinum Park KL. A stone throw away from KL best photography spot of the Twin Tower KL CC and Menara Maxis. From far you will be greeted by a Mini Bus parked in front of the restaurant which turned into a bar that serves some kick ass range of cocktail.
Brolly Restaurant and Bar are a perfect spot to hang around while waiting for the traffic jam to subside after 6pm around KLCC area. It is not a good idea to go and waste time in the jam as which ever angle you go also will get stuck. So why not sit back and chill out and take your dinner here.
Under a roof there are several type of foods which combines a crab, pizza, fried chicken wing, salad bar and wide range of great cocktails to greet you.
After push the door, I thought I entered a car workshop as there’s an old Datsun (Now known as Nissan) car hung upside down on the ceiling. All the walls were decorate by basic sport rims gives you a very sophisticated yet comfy ambiance without the dirty lubricants on the floor.
The hand wash basin also were made from tyre and the water tap are petrol pumps.
Further in there are a wall of old black records which make the place feels like Hard Rock Cafe but they are not related to them. Just a simple and nice decor. Since I was there to crabbing, for sure I will checkout which is my victims of the night.
All the seafood mostly were air flown alive weekly to the restaurant.
LIVE snails which usually serve as escargot still moving in the aquarium.
This is how fresh the oyster in Brolly. A pop cost you RM12 but minimum they serve half dozen. It is the juiciest and sweetest oyster you can find in Klang Valley. All the oyster still alive preserved in temp and water quality controlled aquariums.
Say hi to the Big Brown Crabs air flown weekly to Brolly. This fella is the chosen one.
While waiting for our food to be prepared we ordered some cocktails and bar foods to start the evening.
This is one of their signature drinks. Beergarita (RM30) where a combination of fruit juice with beer. It is served with the beer bottle upside down into the glass. While the foam on top of the glass were actually ice blended with fruit juice like peach or pineapple. It taste very good as the juice remove the bitterness of the beer while maintain the gassy feel of the beer that resemble a soft drink. Go slow with this as you do not want to pass out with your first glass.
High Ballrus – A Japanese inspired whiskey mixed with fruit juice drink which taste more like a mocktail than a cocktail.
Keropok Lekor and house special dipping sauce
Fried calamari tentacles with dried chilli which I would vote the best bar food that can get along with any drinks on the bar.
Another bar food highly recommended is their onion flower (RM18) which is a deep fried big battered onion and dip with special brown sauce.
After all those deep fried stuff need to be balance with some greens. A wide range of special salads are there for you to choose as a starter.
Spinach & Feta Melon Salad -RM22
Grilled Caesar Salad -RM15
Fried Cencaluk Chicken Wings
Fried fish cakes
Smoked Duck Yakitori
Garlic Escargot – RM24 for half dozen
The crabs were served not long after we place the order. Their signature flavour were the Southern Bank and follow by the Butter Garlic flavour. For first timer who visits Crab Factory SS2 or Brolly for crabbing should go with their Southern Bank. Southern bank is a spicy tangy flavour sauce that best to go along with any seafoods served. If you don’t want to eat crab, you can go for mussels, prawns or even lobsters. Price are displayed clearly on the menu and you can decide from there. I would suggest you to go for the MEAT CRAB for a start.
Range of sauces : mustard, garlic butter, garlic aoili, zesty lemon, signature southern bang and jamba-jamba
For the seafoods, you can top it up with potatoes, chicken sausages, king mushrooms, corn, enoki mushrooms and button mushrooms
If you are a meaty person, there are steaks on the menu as well. Not to mention also their pizza menu that are different from the other restaurants in town.
Grilled Beef Sirloin -RM34
Thai Beef Guava Salad -RM28
A dinner won’t be complete without the company of desserts. Here at Brolly they surprise us with :-
Ribena Poached Pear, Rocky Road, Chunky Peanut Butter Granola and Creme Brulee
Grilled Green Pear Parcel
Grilled Montel Banana Parcel
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.
The Smoking Hog
3rd Floor (above Professor
21 Jalan SS2/64
Closed on Mondays
Tues, Wed & Thurs: 12.00pm – 11.00pm
Friday: 12.00pm – 1.00am
Saturday: 9.00am – 1.00am
Sunday: 9.00am – 11.00pm
After a long hiatus from food blogging, I can’t resist but to share this place. I am currently focusing more at www.mobsterstudio.com work which emphasise more on professional photography. This new place just recently open together with the return of ATRIA MALL located at Damansara Utama. This restaurant catch my attention when they offer OMAKASE. When you say omakase, or “it’s up to you”, in a Japanese restaurant, you are in essence entrusting the entire dining experience to the chef. In return, the chef will present his finest ingredients and culinary creativity for your dining pleasure.
Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar are located on the left side of the main entrance of the mall.
The design are pretty much fusion contemporary.
The place has lots of spot lights hanging around that resemble a stage to give you a time to party feeling the moment you step in.
You are infact the super star here where you are treated with utmost service be it sitting at the bar where you get to see your sushi pressed right before your eyes or behind the grill where your foods are cooked. Rest assure that the ventilation here is good and air condition are good too.
This is the main display area of what is available here today. All the fishes were air flown in from Japan weekly and once sold out, you will need to book them ahead to secure your catch.
Prices are defined clearly and what you see is what you pay + 6% GST.
The Red fish also feel so surprise the price are so cheap??
Since this is a bar, a number of creatively crafted cocktails from alcoholic to non alcoholic are there for selection.
Apple Gravity Beer RM28 – Combination of lime juice and Tiger beer. This combi seems odd but it taste really good. The way it served also very unique where the bottle are upside down.
Hana Kotaba RM30 – A cock tail with dried lavender flower that give you a strong flowery scent. A very refreshing drink for summer.
Kiwi Caipirosca – RM35
Another great drink that I suggest you to give it a shot would be the Smoke and Plum Galaxy RM39 which taste a little tangy and sweet. I kinda love it. A range of smoked and dried ingredients were blended together to give you an aged drinks feel.
Momotaro Salada – RM18
The tomato basically an imported from Japan and stuffed with salads within. It is not sourish and sweet in taste.
Chef Starter line up which consist of Sweet, Sour, Spicy, Salty and Fresh. It depends pretty much of your luck on what taste you will get. So since we all ordered a few sets, we get the full spread.
Unagi with Teriyaki Sauce
Wagyu Beef with caviar sushi
Fried Sweet Potato
Salmonikura Millefeuile – Herbs marinated salmon with ebiko and served on a wasabi mayo ocean. Every single creation of the chef are a piece of art. For example this one the crab were fishing and sit on caviar and salmon bed.
Coral Bash Salada – Potato salad served in a coral setup and the taste is as good as it looks. Everything is edible here.
Potato salad served like a boss and the look at the crab standing there so macho.
Maguro Age Kawa – potato salad and maguro being cut into cube pieces in salad form and served with papadom like biscuit.
potato salad and maguro cube
Yakitori served on a trunk …. A famous dish to go along with drinks at the bar. There are chicken skins, scallop, beef bacons, mushrooms and beef cubes.
7 type Sashimi Platter – RM 180 freshness
Chef Special Combination for 1 person – RM 68 per pax and everything from the finest and freshest in the shop. Normally it is very hard to get fresh sea urchin and here excel in the subject.
Wagyu Roll – The juicy marbling of top grade wagyu beef wrap around sushi rice and is recommended to mix all the sauces together. Although it looks nice as a deco, but there are a reason for chef to put it on the plate.
Treasure In The Deep – Poke open the crispy crust and you will be amazed what is beneath it. All the finest seafoods combination were mixed and stuffed into the crust and serve with pumpkin and mango puree. Salty and fragrant plus not oily can make you eat it completely alone.
Saba Steak Fish Fillet with Soft Shell Crab
Air Flown Grilled Iname – Fresh Grilled Fish with Sea salt (Seasonal Price and Subject to availability)
8 type Sushi Moriawase RM68
Hand pressed sushi that are on par with Japanese standard. Usually a good sushi are just mouth sized and the fish fillet or topping have to be bigger than the rice. Here at Manmaru it is perfectly done.
Wafu Spaghetti – Hot Wok spaghetti cooked Japanese way. Big prawns were added too.
Lobster Dragon Roll
Chef special lobster sushi served with mango slice, caviar and plenty of ebiko. A Recommended to order dish for sushi lover.
Coconut Ice Cream
Fruit platter to end the dinner
Every piece were skilfully cut and presented. It looks really good and feels wanna just keep the whole plate for display.
But still this is still food and is perfect for 2 pax.
Japanese OMAKASE at Manmaru are designed for 2 pax and recommended to order in advance to avoid disappointment.
Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar
Atria Shopping Gallery
Jalan SS 22/23,
Damansara Jaya, 47400
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7733 1038
Operating Hours: 10am-10pm
The spectacular preview event for the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, TasteMIGF, will take place from the 26th to 28th of September 2014 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.
For one fabulous gastronomic weekend, food lovers can get a tasting preview of the Festival by partaking in a Super Gourmet Safari exchanging Gourmet Dollars for bite sized samples from all the Festival restaurants as they gather in one specially created location – The Theatre of Cuisines.
They can also shop at the Epicure Gourmet Village and attend Master Chefs’ cooking classes and enjoy wine appreciation talks and other culinary happenings.
A new inclusion this year is the LuxuryPlus Showcase which will display high end properties and investment opportunities among others and provide those present with the opportunity to hear from the industry’s best.
Go on a Super Gourmet Safari at the Theatre of Cuisines
In the specially created “Theatre of Cuisines”, where the Festival restaurants are showcased, visitors can buy “Gourmet Dollars” and enjoy a “Super Gourmet Safari” sampling creations from Malaysia’s leading chefs as they serve up tasting portions from their Festival Menus. These special portions are big enough to exhibit the creativity of the Festival chefs but small enough to allow tasting as many dishes from as many restaurants as possible. Live music and cooking demonstrations take place, providing a fiesta-like atmosphere for all visitors.
The Theatre of Cuisines will open to the public for a fabulous gourmet weekend from 11.00am to 10.00pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September.
In the F&B industry for the year of 2013 and 2014, the hype of high quality fine foods started with gourmet burgers and now with pork ramens. More and more high quality ramen surfaced in all major shopping malls around Klang Valley and Selangor. Hail from Hakata, Fukuoka City Japan which is the famous place for ramen. Ippudo was started by Shigemi Kawahara a.k.a. the Ramen King who is also the founder of Chikaranomoto Company (The brand owner of the global chain of Ippudo).
Ippudo started its first outlet in Pavillion KL follow by The Gardens Midvalley and latest at Bangsar Shopping Centre.
Yosuke Nishiguci san the operation consultant from Ippudo Japan briefing us a little about the company and showing us the right way to enjoy Tsukemen ramen. You can rest assure the quality and authenticity of the ramen served by Ippudo as they station their Japan staff in KL for quality and management.
For beginners who first indulge in ramen, ALWAYS try their SHIRO or better known as white soup. These white soup is the signature for the ramen brand which need a long time brewing using best quality pork.
For season connoisseurs would want to opt for the Tsukemen which is a dry version that accompany with a Thick Broth.
Hakata Tsukemen – RM26
Do not drink this broth directly. It is highly concentrated and salty. It is meant to dip with the ramen which is literally tasteless and depend on the broth to spice it up. If you find it overly salty for you, you may add hot water in it that make it more easy to consume. The hot soup were the finale to be finish off with hot water to complete the meal hence you see in Japan sometime customers do not order drinks. The soup itself is pleasant enough to be drink as a drink itself.
If you find that the ramen is too little for you, you may order the sushi to accompany it. There 3 sushi above is Spicy Tuna Roll, Unagi Cheese Roll and Salmon Avocado Bacon Roll. Each are served on individual portion based. The photo above were taken during blogger intro and we get to sample 1 each.
I personally rank this as one of the Top 3 ramen in Malaysia and KL/Selangor area. So what are you waiting for? Head to Ippudo Ramen and try them out.
For more promo and info do checkout their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/IppudoMalaysia
Hi all, after a long hiatus from the heavy schedule for my job and photography, I am back. Currently we are in the mid of World Cup 2014 which held in Brasil.
In conjunction with the world cup, we had just started the Ramadhan fasting month where Muslims are fasting for 30 days before the new year. From 29 June to 28 July 2014, break your fast at Mosaic and indulge in a myriad of local and western dishes, freshly prepared on the spot.
The drinks that best quench the thirst of fasting.
Dates that are best to replenish the lost vitamins during fasting.
Lemang is the main star here during raya. For those who don’t know about lemang, it is a glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and then cooked in bamboo with leaf wrapped.
Serunding is a dried meat floss that are part of the companion for lemang. Besides serunding, beef rendang also is the best choice.
For appetizers, tease your palate with Acar Daging Panggang, Acar Udang Tradisi, Gado-Gado and the different types of kerabu dishes such as kerabu mangga muda sotong kering, kerabu ayam herba and kerabu kacang botol kerisik.
Kerabu kacang botol kerisik
Kerabu mangga muda sotong kering
Acar Udang Tradisi
There are a range of local soups like Sup Kambing Ubi Kentang, Sup Makanan Laut Bersantan, Sup Ekor Sapi dengan Ubi Kentang dan Sup Tulang Rawan. Not to forget the delicious bubur lambok which is the famous traditional Malay porridge.
Murtabak alongside the satay which is famous among the locals and tourist.
For the main courses, take your pick from over 100 dishes and indulge in traditional delicacies such as Ayam Kurma Seri Melayu, Sambal Udang Petai, Nasi Minyak Petai, Nasi Goreng Kerabu, Rendang Daging, Udang Galah Masak Chilli Api, Ikan Merah Assam Pedas, Otak Otak, Ikan Bakar, Ayam Goreng Kunyit Bawang Cili, Chicken and Daging Temasik just to name a few.
If you are in favour of sampling international cuisines, Mosaic has the perfect offer on what you need at the grill, wok, noodle and tandoor stations. The selections include Black Pepper Beef, Peking Duck, Chicken Shawarma, an assortment of Italian pasta dishes.
Fresh oyster on the Japanese corner.
The Indian or better known as Tandoor corner have a wide range of authentic Indian Foods which prepared on the spot by the chefs behind the counter. Each are cooked in small portion to ensure freshness and taste the best when it is cooked in small quantity.
End your meal with traditional desserts such as assorted cookies, bubu kacang hijau durian, bubur jagung manis, dates, assorted Malay kuih, Ice Kacang with a combination of western and locals favorite.
Dodol ….. anyone?
The chef behind all these dishes are Chef Kamarudin Bin Dali or more commonly known as Chef Din.
The buka puasa location are consist of Mosaic and also the Diamond BallRoom (5 or more) . With an exclusive 15% early bird savings for bookings of four or more from 29 June to 5 July 2014, the Buka Puasa buffet is priced at RM138++ per person for the Mosaic and Diamond Ballroom. For more information or dining reservation, please call 03-2380 8888 or email email@example.com
Wine & dine at Sanook Bistro SportzBar has its TRIPLE privileges!
1. It’s Happy Hours all night long, Mondays to Saturdays. Beers at special low prices!
2. Snap a shot and share your dining experience on Sanook’s Facebook and stand to win a RM50 voucher.
3. Likewise, share your drinking experience and win a RM50 voucher!