Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Karl's Beisl @ Solaris Mon't Kiara

Before this, I knew nothing about Austrian cuisine except the famous Apple Strudels I read from a food Magz.

But now, I learned more about Austrian culture. It is not just Apple Strudels alone that are the well-known thing from Austria, but also their winter sport - ski; the beautiful art and culture - ballet, dance or Waltz; the music - Violin, the national flower - Edelweiss, the national costume of Austria for men - Lederhosen. These are all represented in the painting of Austrian King Emperor Franz Josef.


Many Many Thanks to Karl's Beisl for an invitation over to sample some real authentic Austrian dishes along with the other food lovers.


Here at Solaris Mon't Kiara, Karl's Beisl is opened and operated by Karl, an Austrian guy who resides in Malaysia.







A kick start with Spinach Salad, with red peppers and Bacon Strips (RM 18) - fresh green with appetizing dressing. It is always best with pine nuts in the salad too :)


Cold Platter, with Serrano Ham, Chorizo, Pork Belly, Olives, Cheese, roasted Red Peppers, Gherkins, sun dried Tomatoes & Baguette (For 1: RM 38; For 2: RM 70). The pork belly was something similar to our Chinese Siew Yoke. However, it was not marinated as heavy taste as the chinese version. The others like Serrano Ham, the thinly sliced ham was smokey and salty while the Chorizo was made of pork meat and paprika.


Franziskaner Weissbier - the pork's best friend. I love this



Cream of roasted Garlic & Red Pepper with Rosemary (RM 15) and Cream of Forest Mushroom (RM 18) were both hearty rich. Do try out the red pepper soup; it was creamy and fragrant with the hint of rosemary that will make you fall in love with it easily.



Karl's Beisl Roasted Suckling Pig served with steamed Cabbage/ Sauerkraut & mashed Potatoes (served whole at RM 199++; half at RM 110++). The roasted Suckling Pig was prettily 'dressed' in pinkish orange. The skin was extremely crispy and every bite you will hear "Krucccccch, Kruuuunnncccchhhhhhh"!



Farmer's Platter - a combination of Karl's Beisl Roasted Pork Knuckles, Pork Belly, Kasseler Ham, Bratwurst, Frankfurter Sausage, Steamed Cabbage/ Sauerkraut (RM 95/ RM130)


Double Rib Pork Chop (RM 50) with extra thick cut of rib pork chop, wedges and sweet corn.


Pork Wiener Schnitzel with Potato Salad (Rm 38). Love the soft tender meat in the inside and the crispy outside. The potato salad dressed with their special dressing was tantalizing. One can never forget the moment of every bite.


Black Pepper Spare Ribs with Garlic Butter Rice and pickle veggies (RM 60) - the ribs were meaty and juicy and well compatible with the fragrant butter rice. I couldn't stop feeding myself the buttery rice.


Seafood Spaghetti with white wine sauce (RM 30). the spaghetti was well flavoured with the white wine sauce and the freshness from mussels and huge juicy scallops.


We 'saved' tummies for the famous pastries of Austria!!!


Calvados Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce (RM 20) was something we wowed and wowed over the table. Its pastry was thin and crispy while the inner apple cubes filling was lovely! I love the sourish filling with the bursting cinnamon flavour.


Palatschinken - crepes with apricot jam, rum and raisin Ice Cream (RM 18) was deeeeeeeeelicious!!! I do hope i can successfully make something like this at home.


And also, the Chocolate Guinness Cake homebaked by Babe KL. Her baked goodies were really yummy! Gotta try out her recipe. (thanks Babe!)

It was always great to have meals together with food lovers - kampungboycitygal, Chris & Christine, Pure Glutton, Fat Boy Bakes, Babe KL, Ciki, A lil Fat Monkey and J, the chocoholic. Nice meeting you guys!

Karl's Beisl

Lot K-OG 13 & 14, SOHO KL
No. 2, Jalan Solaris,
Solaris Mon't Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-62040628
Fax: 03-62040608
e-mail: info@karlsbeisl.com
webpage: http://www.karlsbeisl.com/


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Friday, April 23, 2010

Korean BBQ Seoul Garden @ Kuchai Entrepeuners Park

I love Fridays, always, as i get to hang out with my Makan Kaki for some real food and chilling out after some tough weekdays.

Kuchai Entrepreneur Park for its well known blooming food hub has now become our choice for food exploring.


We chose to have some Korean delights, fix our tummies with some sourish kick kimchi, DdukBboggi and some grilled meat! Therefore, we had our dinner at Seoul Garden.



The variety of Ban Chan with unlimited refills.



Samgyeop-sal (RM 15) - sliced pork fatback was something we longed for.


The lady will help you to do the grilling part. you can just sit back and enjoy your food while she is doing her task.




Bibimbap in hot pot (RM 18)


Haemul Ra-myen (RM 13) had nothing to shout about. It was just the Korean instant noodles with some added-in prawn and seaweeds. We can simply purchase the instant noodles and make this at home.


Dduk-Bboggi (RM 15) was best to have it when it is still warm. She was too impatience to fork in the chewy rich cake while he was still busy paparazzi-ing it


Kimchi-jeon (RM 25) the kimchi pancake made in a thicker batter. It seems to be our tradition to have the pancake every time when we dine in Korean restaurant.


Ohh, we got a complementary steamed egg in hot pot :)

Tastewise: they prefer NakWon to this. and i do love Daorae's BBQ stuff than here. The services provided were very good and attentive. besides that, it was quite comfortable to sit down for a chit chat and hang out and enjoy the food with friends and family.

Korean BBQ Seoul Garden
2-1, Jalan Kuchai Maju 1,
Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park,
58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-79842100

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

RT Pastry House @ Taman Danau Desa

One of our Mottos: We can never end our meal without some sweet stuff :)


Hence, we drove over here for some 'sweeties' after the Udon at Sanuki Udon.


Japanese Pudding (RM 5) - the egg custard was slightly on the sweeter side. This was something i need after the meal.


and also a loaf of azuki green tea bread + cake as breakkie (RM 7 for about 8 pieces of bread+cake). The inner green rounded part was the green tea bread while the outer pale yellowish part was the sponge-liked cake but more towards the chiffon-liked texture.

RT Pastry House
7-0-7, Jalan 3/109F,
Danau Business Centre,
Taman Danau Desa,
58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-79819106

Friday, April 16, 2010

Yogurt Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Crust Sugar

I woke up unusually early to make some fresh bakes for breakkie.


Main ingredient of the day: Blueberries - with strong antioxidant properties :)


and turned everything into fresh baked yogurt blueberry muffins


These muffins had the tangy lemon flavour due to the lemon crust sugar

I always love the combination of yogurt into any baked items. Yogurt is something special that actually produces the baked ones with light, soft and fluffy texture. besides that, I reduced the sugar into 170g to make them into not-too-sweet muffins. As for the sugar crust, I used only one tablespoon instead of two.

When I re-read this recipe while blogging, I realized I made a mistake; I used 200g of superfine flour instead of 250g!!! Anyway, they turned out amazingly great! Yum :)


oozing out...

A bad idea to 'squeeze' them into 10 cups.

Yogurt Blueberry Muffin with Lemon Crust Sugar:
(recipe adapted from Table for 2 or more)

250gm cake/superfine flour (mistakenly used only 200g)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
200gm sugar
1 heaped tsp lemon zest
125gm blueberries

2 eggs
80gm melted butter
200ml plain yogurt

1. preheat the oven to 180/ 170 C
2. sift cake flour with baking soda and baking powder.
3. remove 2 tbsp of sugar and combine it with the lemon zest. set aside.
4. mix the balance of sugar with sifted flour and set aside.
5. lightly beat the eggs and combine with melted butter and yogurt.
6. portion by portion, add in the dry ingredient.
7. mix just to wet ingredient. Do not combine until very smooth.
8. put in blueberries and lightly mix. Do not break the berries.
9. Spoon batter into 12 4oz muffin cups. Top with some lemon sugar.
10. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sanuki Udon @ Taman Bukit Desa

It was a heavy downpour last Friday. I love downpours but not the massive traffic jam after the downpour. We planned for early dinner but in the end, a late one as kampungboycitygal and Chris&Christine were stuck in jam for wheeee hours.

It is now a WOW topic to talk about - Sanuki Udon. After reading from masak-masak and a whiff of lemongrass, i decided to have a try on the udon with the best-ies.


Sanuki Udon, located at this quiet neightbourhood is owned by Seiji Fukimoto-san and he makes his sanuki udon daily.


Kakiage Udon with Wakame & Egg (RM 9)


Kakiage Udon with egg & Ebi Tempura (RM 10)

The soupy broth was made of dashi; it was light but very flavoursome.


Curry Udon with egg & ebi Tempura (RM 10)


Curry Udon with Egg (RM 8)


The noodles come in different length and width. It is super springy with the QQ texture

The curry udon was very fragrant. I just can't wait to have the udon once it was served on our table. the curry was well done with cooked potatos, carrot and chicken cubes.


Dry 'cha cheong' style udon with egg (RM 7)

Kampungboy said it was very 'Taiwanese'.


Our side dish: Karaage (RM 3) - the flavourful, crispy fried chicken.


Sanuki Udon serves yakitori too after 5.30pm. The above is Shiitake yakitori (RM 2 per stick)


Momo (leg meat) yakitori (RM 3 per stick) and kawa (skin) yakitori (Rm 2 per stick). We love these smokey skewes! how great if there was a glass of cold beer :P


Green tea (RM 1) each.

Restaurant Sanuki Udon
9, Jalan Bukit Desa 5,
Taman Bukit Desa,
Jalan Klang Lama,
58100 Kuala Lumpur.
(close on Mondays)

Tel: 012-2418131 (Seiji Fukimoto)

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