Wednesday, 21 January 2015

[Food] Tossed @ Jaya Shopping Centre

How many of you have been to Jaya Shopping Centre in Seksyen 14, Petaling Jaya? Joe and I visited the place a few times, and we stumbled upon this nice little restaurant located at the top floor (4th floor) - Tossed, an Asian fusion restaurant. The place can be quite easy to miss, as it's a stall by itself instead of a shop lot.

Photo Source: Tossed Facebook Page
Photo Source: Tossed Facebook Page
The moment I laid my eyes on the place, I liked it a lot - it's simple and cosy, especially the bean bag area. On top of that, they have really friendly staffs too. We were quite unsure what to order due to being a first timer there, but the waiter was really patience in explaining and recommending the dishes to us.

Spicy Aglio Olio

Monday, 12 January 2015

[Food] A Pie Thing @ Damansara Utama

The past week has been quite stressful for me due to audit, and I can foresee that the stress-meter is not coming down anytime soon. Although I don't do stress eating (which something I strongly against!), but I make it a point to "reward" myself once in a while and it mostly come in the form of food.


Photo source: A Pie Thing Facebook

A Pie Thing has been operating for some time, but I've never really thought of dropping by till recently when we were there to celebrate our best friend's birthday. The shop is located along LDP highway, and it's quite easy to spot. We were there early and lucky to grab a sit by the door. It was only minutes after we arrived that the crowd started to pour in and the queue was growing.
 
Basically, they have 2 options of pie - sweet and savoury; and you can choose what type of toppings you want for your pie.
Apple Crumble (L), The Mashacre (R)

Thursday, 8 January 2015

[Food] Porto Bello @ Damansara Utama

Photo source: Porto Bello Facebook
My friends, Joe and I paid a visit to Porto Bello at Damansara Uptown over one weekend in December. The restaurant is located opposite UOB Bank, the row of shops opposite the famous Village Park nasi lemak. I've read some reviews on Porto Bello prior to our visit, so I was quite excited to try it out. We were kind of lucky to find a parking nearby, as it's no secret that Damansara Uptown is a nightmare when it comes to finding a parking space.
 
We decided to share the food among 4 of us, since we were planning to go for some dessert hunting after that.
 
French Escargot - 6pcs (RM 13.90)
French Escargot (RM 13.90). The escargot was perfectly baked in delicious garlic cheese.
 
Homemade Wild Mushroom Soup (RM 8.90)
Homemade Wild Mushroom Soup (RM 8.90). By incorporating different types of mushroom, the soup was really earthy and rice.  It was another satisfying starter for us.
 
Sautéed Wild Mushroom (RM 6.90)
 
Sautéed Wild Mushroom (RM 6.90). Frankly, we were kind of disappointed when we saw the portion, as we were expecting the portion to be bigger. However, I really like this dish a lot - the earthiness of the different type of mushrooms really came through.
 
Barbeque Smoke Chicken - Half (RM 29.90)
Barbeque Smoke Chicken - Half (RM 29.90). We came across couple of positive reviews on the BBQ chicken, so we decided to try it out. The chicken was well seasoned and the meat was tender. Personally, I don't fancy BBQ sauce or any smoked food; but if you are one, then you might want to try this out.

Braised Beef Bourguignon (RM 29.90)
Braised Beef Bourguignon (RM 29.90). The beef was braised till fork tender with red wine. Though the portion might be small, but it's packed with flavours. The red wine reduction was so delicious that we did not waste a single drop of it. For me, this dish was the highlight of that day and it's definitely something I'll order again.

Overall, the food was really satisfying and I'll definitely drop by again in the near future.

Photo source: Porto Bello Facebook
They are offering set lunch too!

Address:
No 8, Jalan SS 21/58
Damansara Utama
47400, Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday - Friday (11am - 10pm)
                               Saturday - Sunday (10am - 10pm)

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PortoBelloPJ/timeline

 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

[Food] Las Vacas @ Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Have a Blessed 2015!!
 
Hope all of you been having some good start for 2015. ^_^
 
December has always been a very special month for me. Apart from Christmas, my birthday falls on December too, and it's exactly 7 days before Christmas! Knowing that I'm seriously a beef lover, Joe took me out to get my steak craving fix during my birthday.
 
 
Instead going to Jake's, where I'll usually go; we decided to visit Las Vacas in Mont Kiara. I like the concept of Las Vacas - from blade to the flame and to your plate. Simple, straight forward steak with only salt and pepper; just the way I like my steak.
 
250gm Lamb Burger (RM 25)

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

[Food] Grab Cafe @ Damansara Jaya, PJ

Hello, lovely people! I bet you folks had a crazy and fun New Year Eve countdown. Just in case you are wondering, I spent my eve writing my blog post. LOL!!
 
 
Any burger or rib lovers out there?*waving* I would like to suggest to you a nice café located in Damansara Jaya - GRab Café. It's a family-run café, and they offer some mouth-watering gourmet burgers and ribs. The café is located at the last block of shop lot (towards the highway) behind the PETRONAS (nearby KDU Damansara Jaya).
 
Thanks to FoodInk, Joe and I had the chance to try out some of their dishes.
 

Bull Going Nuts (RM16) - Beef patty, beef bacon, cheese, caramelized onion, blueberry jelly and peanut butter, butterhead lettuce and fresh tomatoes. The patty was nice and juicy but was a little disappointed as I can't taste the peanut butter in the burger.
 
 
Tokyo Drift Chicken (RM14) - Chicken patty, grilled pineapple, cheese, caramelized onion, teriyaki sauce, butterhead lettuce and fresh tomatoes. Same as the beef burger, the chicken was tender and juicy too with a nice touch of the sweetness from the teriyaki sauce.
 
 
Lamb Bizkit (RM16) - Lamb patty, hash brown, cheese, gherkin, minted mayo, butterhead lettuce and fresh tomatoes. This lamb burger was one of my favourite - the lamb patty was juicy and gamey. So, this could be a good choice for all of you lamb lovers out there.
 
 
Spice-Up Ribs Burger (RM23) - Beef rib, grilled pineapple, caramelized onion, Indonesian sambal, butterhead lettuce and fresh tomatoes. The rib was fork tender, but it's lacking in some beef flavours. As a lover to spicy food, I was excited when I heard they incorporated Indonesian sambal into the burger, but it was a let-down as I did not taste any spiciness in it. I wasn't too sure if it was the chef's intention to minimise the heat of the sambal.
 
 
Hashtag Vegan (RM12) - Fried Portobello mushroom, hash brown, cheese, homemade Grab sauce, butterhead lettuce and fresh tomatoes. Not a meat lover? Vegetarian? No worry! They offer vegan burger too. Another favourite burger of mine - it was tough to say no to the rich and earthy fried Portobello mushroom.
 
Looking for something other than burgers? They offer some delicious non-burger dishes too!
 
 
Beef Stroganoff Rice (RM18) - Fillet Mignon quick seared for flavour cooked in heavy cream with mixture of gherkin, bell peppers, button mushroom and onion served with rice. Simple looking yet it was flavourful, and the fillet mignon was perfectly seared. Personally, I would advice to share this dish if you are a small eater - the rice and heavy cream can really be a killer!
 
 
Fricassee (RM23) - Two fried eggs, braised short ribs, sautéed potatoes, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and tomato relish with toast. I think this is a pretty looking breakfast, especially the heart-shaped fried eggs. Cute! Though the rib was fork tender, it could use a little bit more of seasoning/rub or cheddar to add some extra flavour to it. You can choose to have either white of whole meal bread as your toast.
 
 
Aviator Salad (RM15) - Crisp mesclun salad, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, poached egg coated in corn flakes and seaweed with vinaigrette dressing. We were told that this was one of their specialties, and I was looking forward when I heard "poached egg coated in corn flakes". It's an interesting salad, and the vinaigrette wasn't overpowering. It's really important that a salad dressing is well-balanced or else you might end up with an overly acidic salad, and I think the chef has done a good job here. You can have a choice of smoked salmon or smoked chicken breast to go with your salad.
 
 
 
The coffee were not too bad, and I'm still quite puzzled what was the art supposed to be on my Mocha. Hmmm~~~~
 
 
If you not a coffee lover, they offer tea and sodas too (RM5 - RM9), and I was told their red tea was really good.
 
Do drop by and give the café a try, and I'll love to know your thoughts on them too! ^_^
 
 
 
Address:
No 7, Jalan SS 22/11
Damansara Jaya
Petaling Jaya
Selangor, 47400
 
Operating Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday (9am - 7pm) *4:30pm kitchen close
Monday CLOSED
 
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