Bon Appétit Restaurant & Café @ Oasis Square Ara Damansara , PJ

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Though I enjoy the casual and relaxing vibe of cafes, it is a nice break for me to dine in a non-cafe eatery once in a while. Having said so, my friends and I were honoured to be invited to a food review session at Bon Appétit Restaurant & Café.

Bon Appétit Restaurant & Café is a cafe during the day and a casual fine dining restaurant during the night. The restaurant is located inside Oasis Square.

The interior of the restaurant has been kept simple, and I especially like the black & white posters on the wall.

Mushroom Bruschettas. We kick-started our dinner with some earthy Mushroom Bruschettas.

French Onion Soup. I am a soup lover and really looking forward towards the onion soup. I love the sweetness of the onions.

Grilled Skinless Chicken Caesar Salad. It is always a good idea to have something light and crunchy as appetizer, especially when it comes with creamy cheese shavings! Yumzz!!

Chilli Garlic Vongole. Compared to the French Onion Soup, I'm a huge fan of the Chilli Garlic Vongole. The vongole is packed with the umami flavours of the clams and it has a nice subtle spiciness to it. On the other hand, the clams could have been plumper.

Salted Egg and Tempura Prawn Alfredo.Unlike many salted egg dishes, the salted egg flavours in the alfredo wasn't too overpowering. The pasta is really creamy and I like the bits & pieces of the salted egg in the dish.

Belacan Seafood Aglio Olio. If creamy pasta is not what you are looking for, add some heat to your meal with a plate of Belacan Seafood Aglio Olio then. The belacan flavours are really very subtle, so don't worry that it will overpower the entire dish.

Grilled Prime Leg of Chicken. For something simple, you may opt for the Grilled Prime Leg of Chicken as your mains. I can't say the chicken is super tender, but the texture isn't too bad; while the gravy has nice earthy flavours.

Summer Crush. Our 1st intermezzo before the pasta dishes. A very refreshing drink with very mild flavours of lemongrass.

Pink Panther. Before going for dessert, we were served with a 2nd intermezzo. Pink Panther is on the sweeter side, which is a perfect transition from savoury main to dessert.

Triple Play Sunday. A glass of bitter-sweet frozen ice coffee.

Chocolate Lava. Ended our dinner with a plate of sweet chocolaty Chocolate Lava.

Grilled Lamb Shoulders with Ratatouille.

Le Shogun Burger.

Salmon Steak and Lemon Caviar.

Fish Fillet and Pepper Coulis.

Island Pizza.

We tried out some other mains too, and do drop by my friends' blog to check them out!

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Once again, thank you Bon Appétit Restaurant & Café for the invite. If you are looking for a nice place to dine with your special someone, but not too comfortable with fine dining ambiance, Bon Appétit Restaurant & Café would be a good choice.

To know more updates on Bon Appétit Restaurant & Café, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: D-G-06, Block D, Oasis Square Ara Damansara, No.2, Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operation Hours: 8.15am to 10pm (Monday to Thursday) | 8.15am to 11pm (Friday & Saturday) | Sunday CLOSED
Contact: +603 7859 9998


Limitless Possibilities with Lipton & Monin: #MixTealogy

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What come to your mind when you think of tea?

From the Chinese tea at China to matcha in Japan and Chai in India, tea is a big part of Asian culture. It is no different here in Malaysia, judging how much we love our Teh Tarik at the mamak. If you think these are what tea is all about, think again.

Couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure to spend the afternoon at the #MixTealogy event with Lipton and Monin at The Cornerstone, KL.

First time ever in Malaysia, Lipton is joining hands with Monin to bring tea lovers a brand new concepts to elevate your tea drinking experience.

Founded in Bourges, France in 1912, Monin is the world's leading provider of premium gourmet flavourings.

Monin can be found in over 150 countries and has a range of 175 flavours including gourmet sauces, fruit purees and frappe powder for unlimited drinks creation.

While, Lipton is the world's leading tea brand and is sold in more than 150 countries. It was also the first brand to sell tea leaves in tea bags.

And when you have 2 world's leading brands collaborating with each other, you'd expect nothing less than innovative and exciting outcome; which exactly what #MixTealogy is all about!

A perfect blend of the purest Lipton tea with the premium quality of Monin syrups.

It opens up a whole different world of tea drinking - an innovative way of tea drinking with limitless possibilities.

We get the chance to try out the various combinations of Lipton and Monin during the event.

My personalized #MixTealogy with Lipton and Monin. I love the fruity flavours that go so well with the black tea I've chosen.

Oh, do you know that iced tea is the top 5 iced beverages for its refreshing and healthy perception? I had so much fun sampling different types of iced tea during the event. Having 2 experts' brands in their own field working together hand in hand, #MixTealogy is looking to be the next big hit among consumers.

So, are you ready for your #MixTealogy journey?

Check out the Website for more information.


Row Six @ Setia City Mall: Reminiscing the Unique Nanyang Experience

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Asia is the largest and most populous continent, and with its diversity is what drawn people from other continents to this part of the world. Being a massive continent, Asia has lots to offer and Southeast Asia is one of the many regions where travelers love to explore not just the colourful cultures, but also its delicacies.

Like me, if you enjoy exploring food from different cultures, then Row Six is probably a place that you want to drop by. With delicacies of different countries in Southeast Asia, Row Six is a reminiscent of "Nanyang" experience. You get to enjoy the tender Malaysian-style Satay, aromatic bowl of Pho, spicy yet satisfying Tomyam, while sipping on a glass of rich and aromatic Vietnamese coffee. To ensure everyone get to enjoy the authentic flavours of each cuisine, Row Six vigilantly prepared their food, even to the extent of making their own broth.

Chicken Satay (RM 16.95 - 6 sticks). When it comes to satay, I am really very picky. Most of the time, either the meat isn't well-marinated or it is too tough. The satay at Row Six hits all the right notes for me. The meat is well-marinated and very tender; and the nutty flavour of the peanut sauce is just perfect.

Oriental Taste Baguette (RM 15.99). Introduced by French during the colonial period, this traditional Vietnamese food is now one of the most popular sandwiches in the world. Unlike the traditional baguette, this has a thinner and airier crust with mango slice, chicken ham, pineapple slice with lime chili sauce, Chinese parsley and mixed veges. Not only the sweetness of the mango and pineapple work perfectly well with the saltiness of the ham, but it works as gravy to the banh mi too.

Pho (RM 21.95). Fresh rice noodles served in fragrant broth, herbs and beef slices. The broth has been simmered for 12 hours using beef bone. It is flavourful and packed with aromatics; and the beef slices were really super tender. I was quite surprised how good and comforting the bowl of Pho is.

Tomyam Goong with Rice & Satay (RM 24.95). If you love spicy food and especially tomyam, you'd definitely enjoy the Tomyam Goong. Row Six managed to strike a nice balance of aromatics in the tomyam with a hint of acidity, and spiciness that truly hits your face at the end.

It might be a tad too spicy, but I enjoyed every spoonful of it.

Nasi Ketuk with Chicken Rendang (RM 21.95). Each bite of the chicken rendang is rich, meaty and very comforting.

Nasi Ketuk with Seafood Sambal Petai (RM 25.95). If chicken rendang is not your cup of tea, try the Seafood Sambal Petai then. The mild spiciness of the sambal is very appetizing.

Vanilla Ice-cream with Tropical Fruit (RM 11.95). Cool your palate down with a bowl of icy dessert and fresh fruits.

Snow Fungus with Sea Coconut (RM 6.95). Cold desserts are not your thing? Go for the Snow Fungus with Sea Coconut then. I love the crunchiness of the snow fungus and the natural sweetness of the sea coconut. It is a very light dessert to wrap up your meal.

Mojito (RM 9.59). Lemon, peppermint, lime and lemongrass. This fizzy drink is very refreshing to have, especially to wash down all the delicious mains.

Mango Selasih with Cream (RM 11.95). Served with fresh mango cubes, this will definitely be a favourite to many mango lovers.

Tropical Thanh Long (RM 12.95). Ever wonder how would a combination of dragon fruit, banana and coconut taste like? It taste surprisingly good actually.

Vietnam Coffee - Cold (RM 6.95). One other thing that is famous in Vietnam is their coffee. Pour the hot water into the drip filter, and wait patiently for the hot water to extract all the flavours from the grounded coffee bean. The coffee is smooth, thick and aromatic yet not too sweet, despite the condensed milk in it.

Honestly speaking, I was a bit skeptical before going to Row Six, as I've been to restaurant/cafe similar to this but the food were only average. However, my thoughts definitely changed after trying out the food at Row Six. The flavours are really good, and I like how they have kept the authenticity and simplicity of the food without trying too hard to "modernize" it.

To know more updates on Row Six, check out their Website, Facebook and Instagram.

Address: L2-04/05, Setia City Mall, No.7 Persiaran Setia Dagang, Bandar Setia Alam, Seksyen U13, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
Operation Hours: 10am to 10pm DAILY
Contact: +603 3358 4122