Thursday, March 31, 2011

Serai Empire, Empire Shopping Gallery

I saw good reviews from some food bloggers, so when I was there for dinner I chose to dine here.

We were quite early for dinner, hence many empty tables in the restaurant.
But they were filled up very quickly after a while, they must be well received by patrons.
And also it was a Saturday night.

Serai blended ordered by SH, RM8.50.
Quite a refreshing drink.
My minted calamansi soda, also RM8.50.
I like mint, so I like my drink. =)

As we did already foresee big portion of food served here, our orders are meant for sharing.

1/2 dozen of chicken satay, RM14.
We saw a lot of people ordered it, and also it's on the first page of the menu (early pages if not the first), we thought that we might as well try it.
Yes, the meat is tender and nice aroma of spices were sealed inside the meat.
The gravy is specially made in-house, we supposed.
As it tasted a little different (in a positive way) from other places.

Nasi kerabu with so many side dishes for RM20.
A very huge portion, indeed, which we were already quite full half way.

I can say we had a pleasant dinner there with local food.
I don't mind to try their other dishes next time, as they also have assorted desserts and coffee.
SH tried their pavlola before, she gave thumbs up.

Serai Empire
Lot LG37, Empire Shopping Gallery,
Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya.
Tel: 03-56370706

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Tea Republic, BSC

It's on 2nd floor of Bangsar Shopping Centre, near to Tutti Frutti and Times Bookstore.

I'm not a tea person, but I was here with my dance gang for tea time.

So cute! What a huge teacup for a plant~

They are having a promotion: With ordering 2 tea sets will get 4 macarons for free.

I know it's a tea place, but I still quietly wished that they have coffee.
But they don't.
I also have no idea what tea did we order. XD

Nice teacup, though.

 Enjoying tea time.
Cucumber slices laid on 2 pieces of white bread with cream cheese. It's RM7.50, which is quite expensive with this kind of ingredient and presentation.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ikea's filter coffee & Sonnentor's organic ground coffee

Ikea was having sales last few weeks. 
But I didn't get anything from it, I bought the coffee instead.
I got it with RM1 lesser than normal price during the sales.

As expected, it tasted the same as the one in the cafe, very bitter indeed.

Chenyee got me this ground coffee from Justlife. It's organic and it's roasted in Australia.
I haven't try it, will only do after I finish Ikea's.
I always try to finish one first before opening a new packet, for fresher coffee.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scones & Ciabata by The Baker's Son

I know, it's The Baker's Son again.
But they really have a variety of breads, and I wanna try them all.

I didn't like their scone from my last buy, which I thought quite bland and hard.
But this time it's fresh and fragrant, nice!
Now I know why English people love it so much.

Then is ciabata for our Sunday dinner...

...prepared by chenyee. Yummy~

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grow plants at home

About growing plants, it's either I have no green fingers or I keep on forgetting to take care of them, I always fail in growing a good one.

I used to plant pandan and curry leaves during my university time, but when I was on my 3-months holiday which I was away from apartment in Penang, they dried and died.

This time, thanks to my housemate, she brought back basil plant from her home.
She said it's easy to grow.
She also put some chili seeds inside the pot, which surprisingly started to grow already.

I must make sure I can harvest them to add in my food, talking about healthy home grown food right~

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Poco Homemade (revisited)

My second visit to Poco Homemade was with SC, before sending her off to KL Sentral.

It was quite crowded on that Sunday evening, which also contributed noise inside the small cafe.
Luckily after awhile some customers left and the cafe back to relaxing mode like we expected a cafe to be. =)

I had hot soya drink while SC got herself a cool drink (couldn't remember what's that).

We shared this molten cake, where you can scoop the cake and eat it with also the vanilla ice cream.
A nice dessert to brighten up a gloomy weather Sunday.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Golden Soya Bread, The Baker's Son

Another buy from The Baker's Son for Sunday breakfast for me and my guests at my apartment.

It's quite soft and flavorsome.
As the label stated 'no preservative', the bread must be eaten within 2 days or keep it in fridge after that.
This loaf had been seen with mould this morning.
It's not really a bad thing, means they really didn't add any preservative in the making.
Just that I have to remember to keep it in fridge after 2 days.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New in town: Gomei California Japanese Fast Food, Damansara Utama

Dinner date with my occasional dinner kaki(s) is always around PJ area.
Most of the time we'll meet up in Uptown as it's kinda mid point and apa-pun-ada place.

We were initially planning to eat at Naili's, but found out by JW that it's no longer there.
So, we moved to a new place which was spotted by JW too - this Japanese fast food outlet.

My curry kara age don, means curry with fried chicken thigh with rice. It's priced at RM8 and comes with miso soup, one drink and fruit.
The price is quite reasonable for the portion and quality.

KCC's bento set with kara age and beef, RM10.

JW's bento set with teriyaki chicken and beef, also RM10.

See, healthy yet affordable meals. It's another option if you find yourself eating burgers too much. XD

68(G), Jalan SS21/39, Damansara Utama, (Uptown Damansara)
47400 Petaling Jaya.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New in town: Dreamz Bakery, The Strand

I got to know about this cute little bakery cum cafe through friends.
The young owners are graduates from Dasein Academy of Art.

I visited the cafe in the evening with chenyee.
The cafe is really tiny. It's merely half of the whole floor, and of this space, another half goes to the kitchen/baking area.
So only 3 tables can fit in.
The display of cakes, the counter and coffee in the making behind this.

Drawings on the wall next to our table.

Tiramisu, RM9.50.
A nice one~

My cappuccino and chenyee's latte, RM7.50 each.

I'm ok with my coffee, but chenyee thought her latte was way too milky.
But nice tea set, though.

As the tables are limited, whenever there's customer coming in, we felt a bit uncomfortable spending time with coffee and books. Like we are taking up the space and incoming customers couldn't get a place (it was full house just now when some customers came).
Of course, this might be the intention of the owner, or their main concern is on the bakery but not cafe.
However, I might come back again with other friends to try out the other cakes.

Dreamz Bakery
No 58-3, Jalan PJU 5/20D,
The Strand Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 012-6265249