Tuesday, 19 May 2015

[Food] Tim Ho Wan @ The Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

Tim Ho Wan has been receiving a lot of praise ever since they opened up their first ever Malaysia branch in The Gardens, and the crowd has never stop coming in. I love dim sum but unfortunately I've yet to come across any decent dim sum restaurants. Since Tim Ho Wan has been so popular, I decided to try it out.
Liver Chee Cheong Fun
The skin of the Liver Chee Cheong Fun was a bit too thick and the liver was over-steamed.
Prawn Dumplings
Har Kau (a.k.a Prawn Dumplings) is one of my favourite dim sum and I had high hopes for this dish. Sadly, it was another average dish. The thickness of the was ok but the shrimp was lacking in flavours. I'm still searching for Har Kau that are so delicious that no dipping sauce are required - like the ones I had back in Hong Kong.
Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork & Shrimp
The Beancurd Skin Roll with Pork & Shrimp was slightly better than the Chee Cheong Fun and Har Kau. The gravy was flavourful and the beancurd skin wasn't thick.
Pan Fried Carrot Cake
Pan Fried Carrot Cake. The thin outer layer is slightly crunchy, and the inside is soft and moist.
Baked Bun with BBQ Pork
The Baked Bun with BBQ Pork was definitely THE HIGHLIGHT during the dinner! The crust was crispy and crumbly, and the pork fillings were perfectly seasoned with a good balance of fat and lean meat. I could finished 3 buns all by myself.

Malay Style Steamed Cake
I absolutely love the Malay Style Steamed Cake. It's light, fluffy and with the amount of sweetness. Downside? It's a little bit pricey for a piece of simple cake.

Apart from the food, I felt the place is really noisy. I would not recommend here if you are planning to have a nice chit-chat over your meal - unless you don't mind shouting or raising your voice to talk. The plus point of this place? Fast service. They'll go to each and every table to make sure all the orders have been served.
In conclusion, I don't think I'll ever be going back to the restaurant. The food were only mediocre and the pricing were quite high which doesn't justify the quality of the dishes we ordered.
Tim Ho Wan
Unit 27-G, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: Monday - Friday (10am - 10pm); Saturday - Sunday (9am - 10pm)
Contact: +603 2201 5081

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

[Food] Graze @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Over the weekend, my brother and I took our parents to Graze at Hilton KL for a nice mother's day dinner. Graze is a modern European restaurant offering classic dishes using fresh and seasonal produce. The place is very cosy and I like the open kitchen, where you can see all the actions going on in the kitchen when you enter the restaurant.
In conjunction with the special occasion, they had a Mother's Day set meal but we opted for the ala carte instead.
Some bread to munch on before our dinner.
Vegetables and Aioli Dip
If only I could have more cucumbers to dip into the aioli!
Seafood Fritto Misto with Spicy Aioli (RM 38)

Friday, 1 May 2015

[Food] BMS Organics @ Bandar Utama


Few weeks ago, I got the chance to dine in at Be Lohas at One Utama. The shop is located on the lower ground in One Utama (New Wing), next to Cold Storage. Be Lohas is a healthy vegetarian restaurant by BMS Organics, and they serve both local delicacies and Western food.

At Be Lohas, they insist on the following:
  1. Healthy Ingredient. They use 70% organic vegetables, organic & natural ingredients, grape seed oil/olive oil, sea salt/rock salt to prepare their foods.
  2. 4 Lows & 3 Highs. Low salt, low sugar, low oil, low calorie; High energy, high fibre, high nutrients.
  3. 5 Nos. No MSG added, No GMO (Genetically Modified Organism), No artificial colouring, No chemical preservative, No microwave cooking.
  4. Purple clay cookware.
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea & Spirulina
We were served with warm Honey Lemon Ginger tea to warm up ourselves up before the meal.
Okra with Sesame Dressing

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Philips PerfectCare Azur: An Innovative way of Ironing

Ironing might look easy, but there are a lot of things to consider when ironing. From choosing the correct temperature to suit different fabrics to waiting for the iron to heat and cool - these are very important in making sure you don't burn the clothes.
I tried using the traditional iron to do the job; and trust me, it was not that easy! Thanks to RantauPR, I was given a chance to try out the Philips PerfectCare Azur Steam Iron.

Philips is a Number 1 ironing brand **

Monday, 27 April 2015

[Food] Big Spoon @ SetiaWalk, Puchong

There are so many craze about Big Spoon, but I never got the chance to drop by SetiaWalk to try the food there until recently. Few weeks ago, I was invited to Big Spoon for a food review and I was thinking "Yay!"

The restaurant is located in SetiaWalk Puchong, directly opposite Subway. Big Spoon serves American-Chinese cuisine, and the food is served in a huge spoon! It's a similar concept as Boat Noodle - small bites, but they serve it in a big spoon instead of bowl.

Tomato in Sweet Osmanthus Sauce
We started off with a very refreshing starter - Tomato in Sweet Osmanthus Sauce. The chilled tomatoes were tossed with homemade osmanthus glaze, and the sweet and sour taste along with the subtle fragrance of osmanthus was very appetizing - especially during a hot afternoon.

Oriental Salad (RM 1.90)