Friday, 3 January 2014
Let me introduce to your another Great chinese restaurant at Kuchai Lama. This place is called Big Nose Restaurant. A snazzy name for a restaurant. It seems that this particular restaurant is rather well-known in these parts of town. They have a lot of different kinds of soups on sale. Good for nourishing the heart, mind and soul in these stressful parts of the city. A little comfort food that everyone of us could enjoy once in a while.
A menu not for the faint-hearted. Do take your time perusing the whole menu as they offer more than the usual fair.
Wall of the famed and fortune, famous characters who had dipped their spoons in the soups at this store.
Some of the great food offerings by Big Nose. Stir Fried Veggies
Cuttle fish fried with Salted eggs
A little sea cucumber never hurts anybody! Slippery buggers!
Steamed and Fresh Fish served on a platter. Heart-warming!
On the house Jelly desserts! Overloaded with yummies from the restaurant!
Posted by Ray at 01:02
Sunday, 10 November 2013
( Damansara Utama , and IOI Puchong Jaya Branch Only)
Lunch. Eat And Drink all Your Can!
From 11.30am to 2.30pm (kitchen last call @ 2pm)
Adult – RM58.00++
We decided to visit puchong for an all you can consume japanese buffett lunch. Why lunch? Because they don't do dinner. Buffett menu is only offered for lunch sessions. It will be ala carte for dinner.
So, with great anticipation we arrived at IOI Boulevard where this elusive japanese buffett restaurant resides. After searching high and low, we finally found the store.
We were whisk away into the store by the friendly grinning staff. We had to make reservations a few days in advance to avoid disappointment and I strongly suggest you do the same as they are almost always fully booked during the weekends!
They offer a great variety of made to order japanese dishes to satiate your palate. You are free to order as many dishes as you can stuff your tummy with! You can pick the dish that they offer on a menu that they will provide you. Just write the dish number on the order chit that comes with the menu.
There's quite a number of unique dishes they offer. Japanese cuisine hasn't been this exciting and tasty before the arrival of made-to-order Japanese buffet.
From the above picture your can see that they have the usual fare of sashimi on offer. From fresh salmon, tuna to octopus, you can expect the quality to be top-notch. As for appetizers, you can have the fresh seasoned jelly fish or the seasoned baby octopus to tingle your taste buds.
Then you may opt for the Smoked Duck Salad, which is a unique dish from umai-ya.
Make sure to try out their grilled food and teppanyaki offerings. The shishamo and the beef toaban sauce teppanyaki! The beef is extremely juicy and its fluid just floods your mouth as you bite into it and the sauce complements it very well. On the other hand, the grilled shishamo is another unique japanese dish on offer. An usual texture as you chew on it.
I'll let the picture do the explaining. Words just can't describe how well is the taste and the likes. So enjoy!
Thursday, 25 July 2013
During my trip to India quite some time ago, I couldn't resist heading to the nearest McDonald's Restaurant. As far as I know, McDonald's tends to have different items on the menu in each and every country. India was no different. I just have to go and have a peek at the menu in the McDonald's within the international airport. Guess what I discovered? Indeed they have something authentically local item on offer. Something only available in India, a menu tailored to the local taste buds. The Special Item on the menu was known as McSpicy Paneer! You have no idea what kind stuff is that! I couldn't imagine at the time either. They come in 2 different versions. The faithful burger and the fancy wrap version.
You must be wondering what the heck is this Paneer? For your information, Paneer is a type of cheese whose origins can be traced back to south Asia and the middle east. It is made by adding vinegar or lemon juice into heated milk, then the resulting curd is drained and excess water removed. The resulting paneer is then dipped in chilled water for 2-3 hours to give it some good texture and appearance.
The use of this Paneer is very common in India, they can be turned into fabulous and delicious dishes. Pan fried, deep fried or boiled in sauces, there are endless ways to savour this interesting ingredient.
I jumped at the chance to taste both of the burger and the wrap version. I know I would just regret if I let this golden chance slip by. So I dutifully lined up at the counter and eagerly waiting to bite into McDonald's take on the traditional Paneer.
The first bite, the creamy and cripsy paneer is laden with spices! Its spicy to the taste and very delicious I might add. Aromatic spices overwhelms your senses, nothing like I've ever tasted before! Very nice indeed.
The Burger version has a bigger paneer than the wrapped variant. But the wrapped variant has more iceberg lettuce in it. As you can see, the burger has a lot more creamy sauces on it, at least McDonald's didn't skimp on the sauce. A very flavourful bite from India!
What kind of special menu item do you have in your country? I can't wait to sample them all!