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Monday, May 18, 2009

PASTA de GOHAN @ Sunway Pyramid

Maybe, after this time, it will be very hard to see me write review of food in Selangor area. Because few days later I will go back to my hometown, Johore. Anyway, let see what I had for this time.

Actually I had been noticing this restaurant since I came to Pyramid for the first time. I was attracted by the decoration of the restaurant.

There are many "food" in the display window!

The restaurant mainly promotes its pasta or spaghetti, and the food are japenese-western fusion. The restaurant also has got Pizzas and other western food.

Although the restaurant isn't big, the seats are comfortable.

Take a closer look on their food...

Spaghetti, there is black spaghetti which is made of squid "ink".


Ice creams... look yummy!

Some of the food and drink we have order...

Pink guava juice. RM4.80

Penne with wafu mentai mayonnaise sauce, scallop, and spicy cod roe. RM18.80

Rice with wafu mentai mayonnaise sauce, potato, and spicy cod roe. RM18.80

For the cheese baked rice, I was shocked when it was put in front of me because it was quite small portion. But after having it, I realized that it is served in small portion because of the cheese which will make people easily feel fulled. Anyway, I am satisfied with the food there. The environment of the restaurant is also pleasant and comfortable. If I have got second chance to dine here, sure I will try their pasta, but it seems impossible for me to try all the flavors in one time!

Have to mention that Singapore has also got Pasta de Waraku which is under the same company too.

I rank this restaurant as 4.5 stars, and it is worth recommended.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Steamboat Buffet at Hoi Tong, Serdang

"Steamboat buffet" always make me think about "Yuan Steamboat" at Sunway. But this time I have it at Serdang.

Actually the restaurant isn't easy recognized since it is located in the uptown, not beside main road. But there are still many people dine there especially UPM students.

The restaurant's appearance is very very common, but it is quite famous among UKM and UPM.

There is an iron ring on each stove which functions as grill.

For the food, there are quite many types of raw food for steamboat and grill. But I prefer "Yuan Steamboat" at Sunway because there are more choices.

Food for grill purpose, I like the black pepper lamb very much.

I need to comment for this part because the fruits are arranged together with raw food like fishballs, not hygiene.

Vegetable, quite a lot.

Butter, for grill purpose.

I like the grill part very much since unlike other grill restaurant, the grilled meat of this restaurant doesn't stick onto the iron since it has got banana leaf as underlay. But the pot seems a bit small for us, and the lid can't be removed bare handed, it is hot!

For the overall, I like this restaurant, especially their grill part. Honestly, if this restaurant only provides steamboat, I think I will only dine at "Yuan" since there are more choices, and that restaurant is air-conditioned. So I was sweating while dining at Hoi Tong.
The price of the steamboat buffet is also reasonable, it is about RM21.
I rank this restaurant as 3 stars.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Milwaukee Steak Corner @ Balakong

It has been long time that I didn't have any steak. So I decided to dine at Milwaukee Steak Corner, which is near to Jusco Balakong. The restaurant consists of two levels, the air-conditioned upstairs and open-style downstairs. According to my friend, the menu of these two levels are not same, the upstairs provides more choices. But the food of upstairs seems more expensive.

The restaurant is just beside the main road, very easy recognized.

The upstairs and downstairs have totally different environment.

Today is Mother's Day, every table has got a carnation.

There are quite lots of drinks, but most of the drinks not cheap.

Guava fruit, dragon fruit, and apple juice. The juices are quite diluted, not satisfied.

For the steak, there are many choice but most of the steaks are quite expensive.

Hawaiian (charbroiled) chicken. Special, served with mushroom ang KaiLan. Western and Eastern fusion.

Original steak (chicken). The only defect is the mashed potato, it is a bit rough.

Tomato sauce pasta with beef.

The overall of the restaurant is quite satisfied. The grilled chicken is juicy, not to dry and hard. But I can't taste any special from the steak, there is no surprise.
The staffs there sometimes too concentrate on their own work until we were once neglected. Anyway, the environment of the restaurant is pleasant.
3 stars for this restaurant.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Shogun Buffet @ One Utama

This is my first time to dine at Shogun, although most of my friends don't recommend me to eat there. But curiosity overcomes my will. Further more there was promotion too. So I decided to dine there.

The entry.

The restaurant is quite big, and the food stations are near to each other. Convenient for us to take the food.

One part of the restaurant.

sashimi and sushi station. There are many kinds of sushi.

There are quite many sashimi too.

Cooked food and soup station.

Steamboat ingredient station.

Actually I didn't expect Shogun also provide steamboat. But I don't like it since my purpose is just to have Japanese food, steamboat seems too much for me.

The steamboat has already got a lot of food, but there are still more ingredient at the station.

Bamboo scallop, served with steamboat.

Every time I go to have buffet, the first thing I will take is sashimi. But the sashimi of this restaurant is a bit inferior compared to other restaurants that I have ever been. Especially the abalone sashimi, it is very hard.

The sashimi, there are crab stick sashimi too.

Seasoned baby octopus. I dislike that the octopus is cut into tiny pieces.

Seasoned abalone, prawn, kimchi,
scalop with black fungus, seaweed, and jellyfish.

Cooked food. Most of the food are not tasty, very tough and dry. Baked oyster here is the worst that I have ever met.

The tempura is crispy. The braised sea cucumber is acceptable too, not too hard.

Beijing honey roast duck, rolled with cucumber and sauce. I like it, but easy getting full.

I really can't accept these three things! Especially the lowest one, salmon burger, the salmon paste taste awful!

Grilled eel (Unagi). It is in white colour, taste good when served with teriyaki sauce.

Chawan mushi. It seems is added with fragrance. Unable define its taste, but I don't like its taste.

Shark fin soup. Nothing special.

Sushi provided by Shogun are more special and attractive than other buffet restaurant.

I like Shogun serves quite many types of desserts and fruits.

Sweet sago soup with honeydew. The coconut milk seems a bit too thick.

Mixed fruits cocktail.

Sea coconut with white fungus. The sea coconut is too less, and the white fungus is too big!

Sago with gula Melaka, mango pudding, fried banana with cheese, and "tasteless" jelly.

I like their cake. The cakes are cut into right size, so they are not too much for me.

"Nestle" ice cream.

There are many kinds of food to be chosen, but there are also many kinds of food not satisfied. I would rather Xenri D' River View, although they serve less types of food, but the food there are better than anywhere else.
I also dislike staffs of Shogun since they stopped me to take the photo around, but other service still okay.
Anyway, the food of this restaurant were not on par with the price we paid, a bit dissapointed. (2 stars)