Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cheers Palace Restaurant @ Cheras

  • Food (1-10): 7
  • Price (1-10): 7.5
  • Environment (1-10): 7.5
30 August 2012: Cheers Palace (饮胜皇宫海鲜酒楼) offers 50% discount for dim sum on weekdays. I was tempted by this promotion hence decided to have a try with my family. Cheers Palace is a restaurant under the Unique Seafood group of management, which specializes in live seafood selections. It is located on Jalan Cheras, next to the furniture mall.

Here are the steamed dim sum dishes that we had, with the normal price (before discount):

  • Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun (金黄流沙包) (RM5.80++) -> Below expectation. Egg yolk custard filling not fluid enough.
  • Steamed Siew Mai (港式蒸烧卖) (RM7.80++) -> Average.
  • Steamed Prawn Dumpling (蹄爽鲜虾饺) (RM7.80++) -> Not bad. Prawns quite fresh.
  • Scallop Dumpling (鲜虾带子饺) (RM7.80++) -> Quite good.
  • Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken and Mushroom (风味糯米鸡) (RM5.80++) -> Tender and tasty. Worth a try.
  • Steamed BBQ Pork Bun (蜜汁叉烧包) (RM6.80++) -> Quite tasty.
  • Steamed Fish Balls with Vegetables (时蔬蒸鱼卖) (RM5.80++) -> Texture quite springy and tastes good as well.
  • Steamed Pork Ribs with Peanut (花生蒸排骨) (RM6.80++) -> Average.
  • Braised Fish Dumpling with Chinese Herbs (当归鱼汤饺) (RM6.80++) -> My dad doesn't like the soup but I like it. Fish dumpling too soft, not solid enough.
Here are some fried dim sum that we had:

  • Stir-fried Carrot Cake with Bean Sprout in X.O. Sauce (XO酱炒萝卜糕) (RM7.80++) -> It will be better if carrot cake is cut into smaller pieces so that the taste of XO sauce can absorb getter.
  • Oven Baked Mini Egg Tart (迷你蛋挞仔) (RM5.80++) -> Skin quite fluffy. Egg filling fine and taste. Worth a try.
  • Baked BBQ Pork Puff (蜜汁叉烧角) (RM6.80++) -> BBQ pork tasty and juicy.
  • Pan-fried Carrot Cake (香煎萝卜糕) (RM5.80++) -> Average.
  • Deep-fried Yam Puff (五香荔于角) (RM6.80++) -> Yam puff fluffy and crispy. Filling not bad.
One point that I would like to comment and emphasize here is the chilli sauce provided here. It's too sourish and doesn't go well with the dim sum. This seriously affect my appetite and mood for the meal. I personally prefer something similar to "Kampung Koh" chilli sauce.

As for the price, I won't go for it at normal price. At 50% discount, dim sum here is definitely worth a try.

Here's the link to my previous visit here...
Location and contact of Cheers Palace Restaurant...
Address: Plot 51449, Lot A, Batu 5 1/2, Jalan Cheras, 56100, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-9130 3099 / 016-2104566
GPS Coordinates: 3.09391, 101.73906

Friday, May 18, 2012

Xiao Shi Fu Steamboat @ Pandan Indah

  • Food (1-10): 7
  • Price (1-10): 6.5
  • Environment (1-10): 7
18 May 2011: I bought "Steamboat Set (4Pax) @ Xiao Shi Fu Steamboat" voucher from Everyday for RM40. Xiao Shi Fu (小师傅) is a clean, comfortable and cozy steamboat restaurant in Pandan Indah.

Here are what we had using the voucher...

We chose their homemade pork soup as the soup-base. It is really tasty because it's boiled for long hours using big pieces of pork bones. The taste of the soup doesn't come from artificial flavouring. The soup itself is worth for me to patron Xiao Shi Fu again.

As for the ingredients, I would say they are reasonably good. However, putting aside the voucher that I bought, by looking at the menu, the food here is slightly overpriced. The voucher is value for money though.

Please find the menu as below:
Note: The soup and ingredients are charge separately.
Here's the location and contact of Xiao Shi Fu Steamboat...
Address: 12-G, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/8, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: 3.131113, 101.753520
Tel: 03 - 4287 2922
Business Hours: 5pm - 10pm daily

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ciao Ristorante @ Jalan Kampung Pandan

  • Food (1-10): 7
  • Price (1-10): 6
  • Environment (1-10): 9
13 May 2012: Ciao, which is the oldest Italian restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, resembles a rustic Italian country house with a cozy garden and man-made lake overlooking the golf course. I drive past it almost everyday when on my way home and I notice it's closed for private function quite often.

I like to dine here during special occasion. This round, I was there with my mom and my husband to celebrate mother's day.

Here are what we had...

  • Costiera (RM32++) -> Pizza with tomato, mozzarella and mixed seafood. This is just an average seafood pizza to me. Nothing special.
  • Fettuccine al Salmone (RM36++) -> Fresh fettuccine with smoked salmon, tomato and cream sauce. Fettuccine is too soft, maybe it's my personal preference, I don't really appreciate fresh pasta. Salmone and the sauce are quite tasty though. Mixture of cream sauce and tomato makes it creamy and appetizing at the same time. Worth a try.
  • Branzino al Cartoccio (RM54++) -> Seabass fillet baked in aluminum foil with garlic, capers, kalamata olives, anchovies, herbs, fresh tomatoes and splash of white wine. Small piece of fillet with ordinary taste. Definitely not worth the price.
  • Chocolate Lava Cake (RM24++) -> This is my favourite dessert. The chocolate sauce filling is still as warm, thick and rich, as usual. However, I remember it used to be better during my previous visit. If not mistaken, mild orange flavouring or grind orange peel is added to this chocolate cake. Unfortunately, I don't like this change.
Here's the post for my previous visit:
Location and contact of Ciao Ristorante...
Address: No. 20A, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 55100, Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: 3.13808, 101.72551
Tel: 03-9285 4827
Business Hours: 12pm-2.30pm (Monday-Friday), 6pm-11pm (Monday-Sunday)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cheong Wah Seafood Restaurant @ Pusat Bandar Puchong

  • Food (1-10): 7.5
  • Price (1-10): 7.5
  • Environment (1-10): 8
12 May 2012: Cheong Wah Seafood Restaurant (中华酒家) is located in Pusat Bandar Puchong, opposite Tesco Extra Puchong. We were there to celebrate Mother's Day with my mother-in-law in advanced.

Here are what we had...

  • Herbal Chicken -> Taste not bad. However, not as good as the one in Ye Look Restaurant, Sri Petaling. The herbal gravy is not as thick and tasty.
  • Teow Chew Steamed Fish -> Fish quite fresh. Taste quite good.
  • Tauhu with Minced Meat -> Texture is fine and tender. Taste is good as well.
  • Stirf-ried Potato Leaves -> Average fried vege.
These 4 dishes cost at total of RM65++. Since the bill is not itemized, I'm not able to list the price of each dishes.

Here's the link to my previous post on Cheong Wah Seafood Restaurant:

Here's the location and contact of Cheong Wah Seafood Restaurant
Address: 1, Jalan Bandar 2, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
GPS Coordinates: 3.03594, 101.61845
Tel: 03-58850171/72
Business Hours: 10.30am - 3.00pm, 5.00pm - 11.00pm 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Joseph Kitchen @ Menara UOA Bangsar

  • Food (1-10): 7
  • Price (1-10): 7
  • Environment (1-10): 7
25 April 2012: I went to Joseph Kitchen in Menara UOA Bangsar to meet a friend for lunch. It's conveniently located near Bangsar LRT station. We had set lunch which includes:
  • Salad/Soup of the day
  • Main Course
  • Drinks
Here are what we had...

  •  Set Lunch 1 (RM13.90++)
    • Salad -> Average
    • Kashman Chicken -> Kashman chicken with salad, egg and rice. The chicken is quite tasty. Worth a try.
    • Lemon Tea
  •  Set Lunch 2 (RM16.90++)
    • Mushroom Soup -> This is rather watery. Texture is quite rough. I don't really like this.
    • Spaghetti Carbonara -> Taste alright.
    • Honey Lemon
Here's the location and contact of Joseph Kitchen @ Menara UOA Bangsar...
Address: 2-7, 2nd Floor, Menara UOA Bangsar, No. 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: 3.12766, 101.67840
Tel: +603-2282 2242