Thursday, February 25, 2010

We Beer-ed at Craft Brews @ Mutiara Damansara

This round, W-E-E-E, the makan gang traveled a bit further. Exploring the PJ area, for some really good stuff - BEERS and PORK! This compatible match is something i will crave for them, always. Kampungboycitygal and Simon were there earlier but W-E joined in later, after my tough hectic Saturday.



It's our 'Happy Juicing' Time!!!



From right to left

Monster Green Lagers that appears in translucent green is brewed and lagered with premium spirulina that gives the unique color and a whiff of fresh fragrance. With Spirulina!!! it's something healthy!

English Ale is for someone who likes stronger and full-bodied beer. It appears in ruby red and the flavour comes a bit complex with smoky, spicy and hop-py.

Weizen (Wheat Beer) appears in Golden and cloudy. With the fruity nose and spice flavour, you will find it light-bodied and refreshing.


"In Heat" Wheat Hefeweizen is highly recommended for ladies and for those who find beers bitter.



Homemade Crispy Wedges (RM 12) served with honey mustard. This was what i called wedges. The fat juicy potato cuts were sprinkled with herbs and spice and deep fried into crispy golden brown. This was best to go with out beers.


Recently, I returned to Craft Brews for more of their beers and pork.


Deep Fried Eggplant Chips (RM 12) is coated in a crispy salted egg batter. Another great thing to go with the beers.


Craft Brew's Pasta was the cream-base sauce pasta with crispy bacon strips, shitake mushrooms, peppers and onions. This was deeeeeeeeeeelicious peppery pasta and the creamy base sauce was just right and not too overpowering that may give you the jelak feeling.


Pork Burger (RM 26) came with 150grams patty with a slice of cheddar, sliced pineapples, pan fried egg, tomato and lettuce. There were also crispy wedges and buttered corn as side dishes. I find the pork burger was okay with the juicy pork patty on a lil salty side. However, the bread part was a disappointed one as it was on the dry side.


So, you like PORK and BEERS??? what are you waiting for???

Craft Brews
G3 Podium, Ground Floor,
Menara Batu Kawan,
1, Jalan PJU 7/6,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-77223000

Monday, February 22, 2010

Pho Hoa @ Tropicana City Mall

I always thought, Pho Hoa, the Vietnamese restaurant is always originated from Viet itself... Not until I was told that Pho Hoa is actually originated from America!!! Pho Hoa, serving the authentic healthy Vietnamese Food is the largest Vietnamese Restaurant Chain in North America.


Thanks to Richard and Kampungboycitygal, W-E-E got a chance to sample the Viet's food from Pho Hoa.






Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Milk (RM 5.95)


Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Milk & Ice (RM 5.95)
The coffee was then poured into a glass of ice. I am seriously in love with their Viet's coffee which actually gives strong aroma and ohhhm. But opppsss, I had insomnia and I started to disturb people at late night. Anyhow, nevermind with the insomnia and I will still hop over for this good Viet's coffee.


Six Treasure (RM 7.95)


The 3-coloured Drink


There are a great variety of appetizers to choose from the menu. We get to sample some from the highly recommended list; to my surprise, all of them were good and appetizing.


Lemon Grass Chicken (RM 7.95 - 4 sticks per plate) was fragrant with the light aroma from the lemon grass. However, the meat was a bit dry.


Fried Spring Roll with minced chicken, vegetables and yam (RM 3.25 per roll) was deep fired into golder brown. It was quite special that they'd put in yam as one of the important ingredients.


Sugar Cane Prawn (RM 7.95 - 4 sticks per plate) was indeed smokey and flavourful with the sweetness from sugar cane.


Summer Roll (RM 3.25 per roll) was a healthy version of roll which consists of shrimp, chicken, salad and rice Vermicelli. Never forget to pair up the roll with the special peanut sauce to add on extra flavour.

Main Courses:

The Viet Noodles are truly imported from Vietnam and are made from 100% rice flour. Each bowl of soupy noodles is come with some fresh greens - coriander leaves, bean sprouts, hot chili padi, lemongrass wedges and basil leaves.


Firstly, you have to taste the original taste of the broth first before adding in all the fresh into your bowl. Next squeeze in the lime, toss in the coriander leaves, bean sprouts, hot chili padi, basil leaves and mix them up. Taste it again as it will give a different flavour. Finally, you can change the flavour by squeezing in their special sweet and spicy sauce.


Never try to play with the hot red chili sauce as it is really hot and fiery. (photo credited to Brought up 2 Share)

Pho we tried:


Pho Tai, Nam (RM 13.95 for regular; RM 15.55 for large) - Noodles soup with eye round steak, flank.



Pho Tai, Chin Nac, Nam, Gan Sach (RM 16.95 for regular; RM 18.55 for large) is from the adventurer's choice where you have everything in it - Steak, Brisket, Flank, Tendon, Tripe Pho.


I am glad that they actually have something for the non-beef-diners like me.
Pho Do Bien Chua Cay (RM 13.95 for regular; RM 15.55 for large portion) - the hot and sour seafood pho. It was kinda sourish but i love it.


Look at Citygal, she was posing the REGULAR and LARGE bowl portions.


Pho is not something for you??? Maybe try out their Rice Platter?!
Com Ga Buong Cha Trung Hap (RM 15.95) - the grilled chicken and egg cake.

Desserts: the heart winning one.


Coconut Flam with Caramel (RM 4.25) is wobbly, light and not too sweet.


Chocolate Banana Tower is the fried banana with ice cream (RM 6.95)


Cendol Kem (RM 6.95) consists of cendol, red bean with coconut milk, gula Melaka and imported coconut ice cream.


Cha Gio Re Kam (RM 5.95) is the net spring roll consists of Yam, Sweet Potato and Mung Bean with Vanilla Ice Cream. The net spring roll was very crispy and I myself love the Yam and Sweet Potato combination a lot.

We enjoyed the authentic Vietnamese Food that actually emphasizing on the quality of the ingredients and individual's health. I do find that the portion they serve is toooo large to be finished. Loved every bite from the starters to main courses to desserts. and must not forget to try out the aromatic drip coffee if you fancy coffee.

Pho Hoa
First Floor (beside Borders)
Tropicana City Mall.

Read more here and here

Friday, February 19, 2010

Pastis Cafe @ The Gardens Mid Valley

Hi People, How's your holiday and Chinese New Year Celebration???!!! had a blast? or there are more parties coming up soon???

The weather was extremely warm for the past few days. I escaped to Mid Valley City for window shopping. felt so great to be in the cool complexes.


I was happened to pass by Pastis Cafe which is located in front of the Isetan Gardens, and there was a big sign had my attention


Apricot Mille Crepe Cake is priced at RM 13.90. Since it's now the cake of the month, it is half price = RM 6.95 ++

I hurried step in for a try.



I find that the crepe layers were chewy and not that soft enough but i do love the white cream with a very strong milky taste. And the lil sourish apricot halves did add the points to the mille crepe. Anyhow, my love will till go to Nadeja's Mille Crepe.

PS: Khee, can you da-bao me Nadeja's Mille Crepe on your next visit back to KL??? i am craving for it!!! Khee, do you hear me??? ><


Pastis Cafe

KG-02, Ground Floor,
The Gardens,
Mid Valley CIty.
Tel: 03-22881559

More review at
Pillow Talk with Bangsar Babe

Friday, February 12, 2010

Gong Xi Fai Cai & Happy V day!

It is CNY lor!!!

As usual, I will be helping mum in the kitchen, baking our own home-baked CNY cookies for family and friends. And this round, I put on efforts to bake pineapple tarts.

We dislike pineapple jam that selling in packs, hence, we bought fresh pineapples and made our own fresh pineapple jam. Mum used up 2 hours ++ to do the Jam and refrigerated them. I then continued with the baking part using the pre-mixed pineapple cookies Mix (i know i am lazy...).


In the end, here are some of the Pineapple Tarts I managed :)
They aren't too pretty but we love the fragrant buttery pastry and the juicy with a lil sourish homemade pineapple jam.


Here are some Pineapple Tarts recipe for try-outs:
Food 4 Thots
Almost Bourdain
My Kitchen Snippets

and it's so rare that this year, CNY meets V-day!!!

Wishing all of you,

Happy Holiday and Have a Blast!~


Wednesday, February 10, 2010


It was one of my best-ies, ting's Birthday last week

I 'wisely' spent some of my brain cells to plan something for her, specially.
I 'quietly' arranged myself to be at the mid of her party (thanks to AT for helps and arrangement).
I specially bake her something for her special big day.


This is the one --- Tinkie&i
And I have TM-ed it with Tinkie&i.


On the pre-birthday party, i baked too as well as experiment on Tinkie&i.
It tasted good, creamy and velvety but I still have to work hard to improve it. ><


Happy Birthday to ting, and welcome to Club-24 :P

Monday, February 08, 2010

Pizza San Francisco @ The Mines Shopping Fair

It has been quite some times after my last visit to The Mines Shopping Fair. I never really walked around except storming to the cinema up there. On my recent visit to The Mines, I had a chance to walk and shop around with her, who was looking for some working clothes. Little did i know, The Mines Shopping Fair has had a new face and new eateries are everywhere; how nice if we could get a chance to try out all of them during the lunch time.


We ended up in Pizza San Francisco for some affordable Italian food.



Linguine Salmon (RM 17.90) was served with dill creamy sauce and lots of salmon chunks. She loved her pasta creamy. She polished her plates shinny and left with satisfaction.


Fusilli Mushroom (RM 14.90) was served with a lighter creamy sauce and came with the perfect match of wild mushroom and pasta. If you wish for something not too filling, do try this out.

Pizza San Francisco
Lot L1-65(p), Level 1,
Mines Shopping Fair,
Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City,
43300 Seri Kembangan.
Tel: 03-89441620

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A Wet Thai Cafe @ Taman Yulek, Cheras

This was dunno how many N times I was here for the hot and spicy authentic Thai cuisine. I was here again with the makan kaki; to bid Sugar's farewell in last summer.




We started with the appetizer, Miang Kam (RM 12). With fresh Cha Plu leaves, we fold it intoo cone shape and filled up ingredients like granted coconut, shallots, unpeeled lime, roasted peanuts, dried shrimps, freshly chopped ginger, onions and finally pour over a little coconut palm sytup that has premixed with Thai fish sauce onto it.




Pork Green Curry (RM 16) was flavorful and creamy with pork strips in it.


Deep Fried Kangkung (RM 8) was the girl's fave. Never forget to dip the crispy vege with the minced pork special sauce that enhance the flavour.


Deep Fried Chili Seafood (RM 20) was just okay.


The salted baked fish was not available on that night; we then had the frilled mackerel, the Saba (RM 30). It was smokey, burnt but fragrant with natural fresh sweetness of the fish.


Never not order Tom Yam when you visit to Thai Restaurant. Seafood Tom Yum (RM 20) that was served in the coconut was hot, sourish and spicy.


Thai Fried Rice (RM 7.30) served wit spicy minced pork.

Last but not least, desserts were something we craved for before ending our meal. The water chestnut with coconut milk was the best among three :)





The Bean who was 'stuck' in Cardiff was represented by a Totoro Bean.


The guys


and the girls

Photos credited to


Recently, I paid another visit with my family. There is something i need to share with you...



The Grilled pork's Neck slices. With its dipping sauce, you get the extra Oppphmmmmm! Have a try on this. :)

A Wet Thai Cafe
8, Jalan Kaskas,
Taman Cheras,
56100 Kuala Lumpur.
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