Saturday, 5 May 2018

Restaurant Aunty Manju's @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Aunty Manju's is a restaurant that is quite famous in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Perhaps, many people from Kuala Lumpur may have already visited them. I too did visit this restaurant about a year back and found the food to be good. Since we were in the vicinity this afternoon, we decided to drop by again. 

The Restaurant In Taman Tun Dr Ismail
This restaurant is located along Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, the same row where the famous Restaurant Jaipur as well as Kayra's is. The place is mostly crowded since the food is reasonably good. Since it was slightly after 2 pm, we managed to get a table rather easily. Parking is a challenge here whether it is day or night. My recommendation would be to park at the public car park that is located right opposite this restaurant. 

Banana Leaf Rice Meal @ RM 8.50
Their Banana Leaf Rice Meals are pretty famous here. In fact, most of them come here for just this. The other items that are famous here are their Mutton Bone Marrow Curry, Crab Curry and their freshly fried Fish. Since we were in the mood for a vegetarian meal this afternoon, we decided to stick to their basic set. This set is priced at RM 8.50, the same as it was a year back but they had cut down on their vegetables. Previously, they used to serve five vegetables with this set and now,  you only get four which was a little disappointing. 

Vegetables

Rasam
Taste wise, their vegetables were good and they were fresh. Just that the beansprouts were a little overdone. Otherwise, I would rate them at 7/10. Their Rasam was good too and my rating for this shall be 7/10 as well. 

Sambar

Vegetable Kulambu
This time around, their Sambar tasted better than my last visit. It was a little more concentrated and they seemed to be generous with the ingredients. Similarly, their Vegetable Kulambu was to my liking as well. Both curries deserve a rating of 8/10. 

Our Bill
Aunty Manju's is a restaurant that needs no introduction to lovers of Banana Leaf Rice Meals. Compared to my last visit, the curries have definitely improved and I am happy to see that the price is still consistent. However, cutting down the number of vegetables served from five to four was a little disappointing. Nevertheless, still a great place to visit for a hearty meal. 

Address: 18, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Business Hours: 0700 - 0000 Daily

Friday, 4 May 2018

Chill X Cafe @ Cyberjaya, Selangor

Chill X Cafe is a cafe that is located inside the MaGIC building in Cyberjaya. I was here for an early meeting this morning and it ended at around 10.00 am. I have dined here before and absolutely love the food here. Having been here this morning, I did not want to miss the chance of having some great breakfast. 

Entrance To The Cafe

Teh O Ais @ RM 1.50
As always, they had an excellent spread for breakfast. I had chosen my dishes and ordered my drink. Do note that this is a self service cafe and you are expected to even return the plates to a designated tray and dump the trash in the bin. The ambiance here is one that is very conducive.It's great to even have business discussions. Coming back to today's orders, their Teh O His was good as always and reasonably priced at RM 1.50 . My rating for this drink shall be 8/10. 

My Breakfast @ RM 8.00
I went for some Fried Noodles, Ayam Sambal, Sambal Petai with Shrimps and an omelette and this lot cost me RM 8.00 . Still a very acceptable rate for Cyberjaya. Moreover, when the food is good, you won't mind paying. 

Fried Noodles

Sambal Ayam

Sambal Petai with Shrimps
All the items that I had selected were good. Their Fried Noodles were perfectly done, it wasn't too spicy or bland and the flavours were good. Similarly, their Sambal Petai with Shrimps was excellent and so was their Sambal Ayam. The omelette wasn't too greasy as well. My rating for the other three items wold be 9/10. 

For good Malay Style breakfast and lunch in Cyberjaya, Chill X Cafe would be one of my favourite destinations. The food is good, excellent spread and prices are reasonable. Not forgetting the lovely ambiance as well. A highly recommended cafe in Cyberjaya. 

Address: MaGIC Building, 3730 Persiaran APEC, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor.

Business Hours: Monday - Friday 0700 - 1700 (Closed on Weekends) 

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Restoran Curry Leaf @ Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Restoran Curry Leaf is one of the very famous South Indian restaurants in Seremban. I have been here many years back, perhaps that was sometime when they had first opened this restaurant and the food was pretty good. If you're wondering that the name sound familiar, yes, they also have another outlet which was opened much later in Damansara Utama. Having had some very good food here years back, I decided to drop by for lunch hoping that the quality would be consistent. 

The Restaurant Located Along Jalan Rasah

My Lunch @ RM 8.50
The place was reasonably crowded when we arrived. We were not in the mood for a Banana Leaf Rice Meal and decided to go for the plate. Their variety on offer was good and it seemed to be selling fast as well. I went for some rice, Thannichaar, Potato Brinjal Stir Fried, Sura Puttu (Meen Varai), Chicken Perattal and a glass of Rasam. This lot was very reasonably priced at RM 8.50 . For the variety that I had taken, I would say that their prices are quite cheap. 

Thannichaar

Potato & Brinjals Stir Fried
Unfortunately, their Thannichaar was just okay. I felt that taste wise it was rather bland and lacked the flavours that I had expected. My rating for this shall be 6/10. Their Potato & Brinjals Stir Fried however was good. Not too greasy and the masala was just right. I would rate the latter at 8/10. 

Sura Puttu (Meen Varai)

Chicken Perattal
Their Sura Puttu was again nice. The fish was soft and the anticipated flavours were intact. I would rate this at 7/10. Their Chicken Perattal had the right blend of spices and the gravy was thick. However, it was a tad too salty and that put me off. As for their Chicken Perattal, I would rate this at 4/10. 

Rasam

Iced Moor @ RM 2.40
Their Rasam was good, I mean really good and I loved the bold flavours. Absolutely perfect to have just after the meal. My rating for this shall be 9/10. Similarly, their Iced Moor was good too. RM 2.40 for a glass which I felt was quite reasonable. Again, 9/10 shall be my rating for this drink. 

After almost a decade, I returned hoping for the very same taste but unfortunately, I am not able to say that all that I had tasted this afternoon was good. Some were good, some were decent and some could have been better. Prices were reasonable though and their service levels were efficient.

Address: 1274, Jalan Rasah, Bukit Rasah, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 0700 - 2300 Daily 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Restoran Asia Laksa @ Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

This morning, we were in search of a good place to have breakfast in Seremban and after doing some read up on social media, it seems that this restaurant called Restoran Asia Laksa is a favourite place for the locals to have their Curry Mee fix. The reviews were so good and it is seems that this place does the best Curry Mee in Seremban. With such kind of reviews, how could we miss this place. Immediately we drove towards Taman Senawang Jaya where this restaurant is located. 

The Restaurant Located In Taman Senawang

Crowded With Customers

Prices of The Dishes
To prove what we had read on the Internet, the place was actually crowded and people were seen standing in line for a table. Not only that, you have to stand in line again to place your orders and we were told that it may take a very long time. Usually, the waiting time here from the point of order till the dish is served is approximately one hour and that is exactly the time that it took us this morning. From the time of order, we had to wait for an hour and only then, the dishes arrived. It follows a stringent queue system and even if you're doing take aways, you'd had to wait that long until your turn arrives. 

Iced Milo

Iced Coffee
Their drinks arrived pretty fast as it is prepared by another person. Both the Iced Milo as well as Iced Coffee were good and my rating for them shall be 8/10. 

Curry Mee (Big) @ RM 6.30

Thick Delicious Curry
Finally, after the long wait, the dishes were served. They have two sizes. The smaller one is priced at RM 5.00 per bowl and the bigger one is priced at RM 6.30 per bowl. The one that you see above is the bigger one and the portion was really huge. The curry was very thick unlike the usual ones that you would commonly get and it came with huge chunks of curried chicken, some Char Siew, a whole hard boiled egg and some Tofu. For the price, I would have to agree that it was generous and taste wise, it was something very different. We would all be used to the more diluted version of Curry Mee and for a change, this was good. My rating for this dish shall be 9/10. 

Dry Curry Noodles(Small) @ RM 5.00

All Mixed Up
They also have the Dry Curry Noodles and this too was truly fantastic. It came with curried chicken, minced pork and some Char Siew and as a total dish, it was just fantastic. Very unique and again, generous portions. My rating for this preparation shall be 9/10 as well. 

One of the places in Seremban that came highly recommended on social media for their Curry Mee is Restoran Asia Laksa. Don't be surprised to see huge crowd here and the average waiting time before you can be served would be approximately an hour. Their Curry Mee is something that is very unique and comes with some extra thick gravy. Similarly, their Dry Curry Noodles were pretty good as well. A very different kind of preparation that would give you an unique experience. Definitely worth trying. 

Address: No. 341, Jalan Berlian, Taman Senawang Jaya, 70450 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Business Hours: Friday - Wednesday 0730 - 1500 (Closed on Thursdays)

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Restoran Sin Yit Sing @ Seremban,Negeri Sembilan

We wanted to have a good Chinese Seafood meal and when I checked in Google as well as Foursquare, everyone was voting for this restaurant called Restoran Sin Yik Sing which is located in Taman AST, Seremban. There was not a single bad comment and each and every review was praising their crab dish. However, everyone one of them also said that this place is relatively pricey but since the food is good, they don't mind paying and patronising this restaurant every now and then. We too did not mind paying slightly higher prices as long as the food was good. And with Waze's help, we managed to arrive at the destination with ease. 

The Restaurant Located In Taman AST, Seremban

Some Of Their Signature Dishes

Some Of Their Signature Dishes

Some Of Their Signature Dishes

Some Of Their Signature Dishes
This restaurant occupies two shop lots and they seem to be very popular among the locals. We were here quite late in the evening, close to 10 pm and even then, the crowd was very encouraging. Their menu is very organised and they have included photographs of the dishes and the prices are clearly spelled. Seasonal items, they inform you the price at the point of ordering before confirming the order which I found to be an excellent practice. This would surely avoid any dispute that can come about when the bill is presented. Overall, their prices are definitely premium but looking at the crowd and the reviews, we were confident that the food has also got to be good. 

Fried Mee Hoon with Clams @ RM 21.20

Kam Heong Fish Head @ RM 42.40
Both the above dishes are Signature dishes here and we wanted to try them both. Their Fried Mee Hoon with Clams was priced at RM 21.20 which I found to be quite reasonable looking at the portions. The dish was really good and the flavours were just amazing. The spices that had been added into the noodles had seeped  in well into the clams and that overall taste was excellent. 9/10 shall be my rating for this. The second dish, Kam Heong Fish Head was absolutely mind blowing. If you love Fish Head, you have got to try this preparation. Something unique that I have not come across elsewhere. It was so juicy and the spiciness that came from the sambal as well as the bird eye chilies were just amazing. The Fish Head had been fried to a crisp as well and it was so addictive and heavenly. If you are a fan of Fish Head, this dish is a must try. 10/10 would be my rating for this dish. 

Marmite Crabs (1.1 Kg) @ RM 110.77

The Homemade Specialty Sauce That Goes With The Crabs
The Mangrove Crabs were priced at RM 100.70 per Kg and since our dish came to 1.1 Kg, it was priced at RM 110.77 . Not to say that very expensive too. The preparation was heavenly. You have got to try this Marmite Crabs as it was too good. They have their own homemade sauce that goes with the crabs and after adding a dash of that, you would just be in cloud nine. A highly recommended dish and my rating for this shall be 10/10. 


Based on the vote of the locals on social media as well as the dishes that we had tried this evening, this is definitely one of the best Chinese Seafood Restaurants in Seremban. Their Fried Noodles with Clams, Kam Heong Fish Head as well as their Marmite Crabs with their own homemade dip sauce were just heavenly. I wouldn't even mind just driving down to Seremban one evening just for this lovely food as it was absolutely worth it. Slightly premium prices but amazing food.

Address: 103, Jalan Labu Lama, Taman AST, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 1730 - 2330 Daily

Friday, 20 April 2018

Haji Shariff Cendol @ Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

When you're visiting Seremban, another good restaurant that should not be missed would be Haji Shariff Cndol which is located along Jalan Yam Tuan, quite close to the intersection of Jalan Nunis. This restaurant is open from Saturday till Thursday, from 10.30 am till 6 pm. 

The Present Restaurant Located Along Jalan Yam Tuan, Seremban

Brief History Seen At The Restaurant
This restaurant has been at numerous locations in Seremban and this is clearly seen at the restaurant where they have displayed the how this restaurant had evolved to it's present state from it's humble beginnings. Business has been very good and most times, you would have to queue up to collect your Cendol and Rojak. 

Prices Of Dishes

Wait In Line At Both Stations
They occupy two shop lots, and the Rojak counter is in one unit and the Cendol station is at the other unit. It is purely a self service restaurant as that is the best way to cope with the crowd. Even today, not only the queue's were long, but we had to wait a while before even getting a place to sit. Prices are very reasonable and it's truly worth the wait. 

Cendol Biasa @ RM 1.50

All Stirred Up
They have a variety of Cendol to choose from and what you see above is their Cendol Biasa which is very reasonably priced at RM 1.50 . Very decent portions and it is a taste to remember. Truly one of the best Cendol's that I have tasted. If you're in Seremban, visiting Haji Shariff Cendol is a must. 

Address: 44, Jalan Yam Tuan, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Business Hours: Saturday - Thursday 1030 - 1800 (Closed on Fridays)

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Empayar Seremban Siew Pow @ Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

This would be my third entry from my food trail in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Apologies for not posting the last few days as I was engrossed with the developments on the Malaysian 14th General Elections and the events that unfolded in the days to come. Coming back to our post, this is from Empayar Seremban Siew Pow which is the place that had first put Seremban on the national food map. 

The Huge Outlet In Taman Bukit Kepayang

Lots Of Eateries Here
If you're driving on the North South Highway, you would definitely see this place as you pass Seremban on your left assuming that you're heading north bound. To get to this place, you would need to exit Seremban and head towards Taman Bukit Kepayang. From the highway, it's less than a 10 minute drive. Besides the famous Seremban Siew Pau place, there are many more restaurants that are located here. It seems that this place has become famous as a tourist spot and many tourist buses stop here as a mandatory pit stop. 

Crispy Siew Pow @ RM 1.70 each

Lovely Local Delicacy
I won't say that this is the place that is mostly visited by the locals to get their Siew Pow fix. In fact, there are many small bakeries in Seremban that is famous for this. However, these are the guys that have put Seremban on the national food map in the early 1990's and I thought that due respect had to be given to these guys. Today, this is more of a tourist stop but still, their Siew Pow's are pretty good. Not to say the best in Seremban as I had previously mentioned, nevertheless still good and value for money. Worth a stop if you have never taste Seremban Siew Pow's before. 

Address: Lower Ground LG1-57, Jalan Besar TBK4, Pasar Besar Negeri Sembilan, 
Taman Bukit Kepayang, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 
Sunday - Thursday 1100 - 2300
Friday & Saturday 1100 - 0030