Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Kopitiam 80 Restaurant @ Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor

Kopitiam 80 Restaurant is a relatively new restaurant that had recently commenced business in Bandar Saujana Putra. This restaurant is located on the new side of Bandar Saujana Putra which is closer to MAHSA University. 

The Restaurant Located Along Jalan SP 1/2

Stir Fry Stall
During the day, there are many other stalls that are open and the main operators does Chinese Mixed Rice variety. In the evening, there are only a handful of stalls that are open. We were here quite late and it was almost 10 pm. At that hour, even the other stalls had closed off for the day and the only stall that was open was this stall that you could see in the above photograph. Since we were already here, we decided to give this stall a try. They do have the usual single dishes as well but we decided to go for a couple of dishes since we were quite hungry. 

Egg Fu Yong @ RM 7.00

Ginger & Onions Stir Fried Chicken @ RM 13.00
It wasn't too long a wait since there were not many customers at that hour and the dishes arrived pretty fast. The first one to be served was the Egg Fu Yong which was priced at RM 7.00 . The preparation was decent and it came with a number of commonly found ingredients. Not too oily as well and it was to our liking. I would rate this dish at 8/10. The next dish to arrive was the Ginger & Onions Stir Fried Chicken and this was priced at RM 13.00 . To be honest, the preparation looked a little off as we were expecting the dry version. This one came with lots of sauces and the chicken bits seemed to be floating there. Taste wise, the broth was quite bland and close to being tasteless. The chicken bits too were not crisp. My rating for this dish shall be 3/10. 

Salted Egg Squid @ RM 13.00

Sweet & Sour Pork @ RM 13.00
The Salted Egg Squid was another dish that I felt that was off. It was too soggy and the cuttlefish had to be crisp and here, that was just not the case. It totally lacked the crunch that it should have had. I would only give this dish 5/10. Their Sweet& Sour Pork was better. Not to say that it was great, but it was better than the last two dishes. Again, the crunch that should have come from the pork was lacking but the sauces saved the dish. My rating for this shall be 7/10. 

We tried the stall that is open in the evenings at this restaurant and to be honest, the food was just so so. There was not one dish that captivated us and the majority of the dishes that we had tried was way below our expectations. 

Address: Jalan SP 1/2, Bandar Saujana Putra, 42610 Jenjarom, Selangor.

Business Hours: 1700 - 0000 Daily

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Restoran Delhi Grill @ Cyberjaya, Selangor

This is my third visit to Delhi Grill Restaurant that is located in Cyberjaya, Selangor. The food has been consistently good and I hope that it remains like this in the years to come. This restaurant is owned by Value Bazaar and they have another outlet in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Each visit here, we have been ordering some common food items and some new food items and mostly, they have been really good. Since I was with a client, I decided to bring them over for dinner since I was reasonably convinced that this place does serve some good food. 

Aloo Paratha @ RM 4.00 each

Mutton Handi @ RM 19.00
Their Aloo Paratha is one of the best that I have tasted and each visit here, it is a compulsory item for me. The filling is really thick and even one bread fills you up. The texture was really soft and their spicy Masala Potato filling was heavenly. My rating for this bread is 10/10. Mutton Handi is a new dish that I am trying for the first time at this restaurant. The mutton cuts were just the right size and the gravy that came along with it was mildly spicy, had a deep bold flavour and went so well with the mutton. Truly perfect to have with the bread. My rating for this dish shall be 8/10. 

Tandoori Chicken @ RM 16.00

Masala Chai @ RM 2.25
All this while, I could not taste their grilled items simply because their grill was broken. Glad that they had finally got it fixed and we had the opportunity to taste their Tandoori Chicken. The portion was decent for the price and I loved the marination. The meat was so well done and it was so tender and juicy. Definitely a very good Tandoori Chicken and my rating for this shall be 9/10. Their Masala Chai is another favourite of mine and I do not miss it whenever I am here. As always, it was perfectly fixed. The blend was bold and the masala wasn't overpowering. 9/10 would be my rating for this. 

Our Bill For The Evening
Overall, I find the food here to be pretty good and their prices are quite reasonable. From the dishes that we tried this evening, their Aloo Paratha and Tandoori Chicken were the best followed by their Mutton Handi. Not forgetting their Masala Chai which again was excellent. For good North Indian food in Cyberjaya, I would recommend Delhi Grill. 

Address: F-8-1, Block F, Jalan Glomac 3, Glomac Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor.

Business Hours: 0800 - 2200 Daily

Monday, 2 April 2018

Puchong Yong Tau Fu @ Puchong, Selangor

There has been so many positive reviews about this Yong Tau Fu place that is located in Kampung Baru Puchong and it would be a shame if I had not visited this restaurant knowing that the food was really good. After so many postponements, we finally made it for lunch this afternoon. 

The Restaurant Located Along Jalan Tembusu

Parking Is Conveniently Available Along The Road

Business Hours

The Main Preparation Area
This restaurant is not too difficult to locate. You could either Waze for the street name or even the restaurants name, but just be careful not to be confused with another Yong Tau Fu restaurant that is located along the next street. The latter is also good in it's own way and has some specialty dishes as well and I would certainly share a blog post on that eatery sometime soon. Parking is convenient and you could easily get bays to park along the street. This eatery is open from 11 am till 9.30pm from Tuesdays to Sundays. Do note that the place becomes crowded during peak hours and it is best that you take that into consideration. No point in coming all the way only to realise that you have to stand for half an hour waiting for a table. The set up is simple. Just head over to the counter that you see in the above photograph and select your items and place them in a basket. The workers would prepare your orders and send over to the once ready.  


Chee Cheong Fun @ RM 1.00 per piece

Chi Pao Kai (Paper Wrapped Chicken) @ RM 5.00 each
In a matter of minutes, the sauces as well as the cutlery were laid on the table. We knew that it would take them a while to prepare the Yong Tau Fu as there were so many orders and things were being freshly made and that would certainly take a while. So, we had also ordered 2 pieces of Chee Cheong Fun and 2 Chi Pao Kai. These are the other two items that you have got to try here. Their Chee Cheong Fun was good. Very basic preparation and it was tasty. They were fresh as well and my rating for this shall be 8/10. Their Chi Pao Kai however was simply fabulous. It came packed with a burst of flavours and they seemed to be very generous with the ingredients. I can certainly say that this is the best Paper Wrapped Chicken that I have ever tasted.10/10 would be my rating for this.

Fried Yong Tau Fu @ RM 1.70 per piece

Yang Tau Fu @ RM 1.70 per piece
We tried a variety of Yong Tau Fu, both the dry fried version as well as the soup version. Personally, I found the Dry Fried Yong Tau Fu to be just okay. Not to say that it was overwhelming. In fact, I found it to be below my expectations and the pungent oil taste was just not right. The Soup one however were good. The soup itself was great and the Yong Tau Fu were fresh and tasty. I would rate the Fried Dry Yong Tau Fu at 5/10 and the Soup Yong Tau Fu at 8/10. 

Our Bill
This is definitely one good Yong Tau Fu restaurant that you have got to visit. The Yong Tau Fu is fresh and it is reasonably priced. Their Chee Cheong Fun was also good. The highlight of our meal was the Chi Pao Kai (Paper Wrapped Chicken) which was the best that I have ever tasted. That was so amazingly good and I have never come across one that can even come close to it taste wise. A must try at this restaurant. 

Address: Lot 105, Jalan Tembusu, Kampung Baru Puchong, Batu 14, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.

Business Hours: 1100 - 2130 Tuesday - Sunday

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Restoran Shi Yue Tian Claypot Chicken Rice Shop @ Puchong, Selangor

For those living in Puchong, Restoran Shi Yue Tian would be a restaurant that most people would have visited. This restaurant has been around for ages and they specialise in Claypot Chicken Rice. 

Just A Simple Set Up
This restaurant is located in Taman Bukit Kuchai and is open for business daily from 5 pm till 10.30 pm. You could easily find this place on Waze as well as Google Maps. Despite being a very humble set up, the place is mostly crowded and please expect some waiting time before you even find a place to sit. Business is very good here and they only sell Claypot Chicken Rice and a variety of Steamed Soups. All dishes are cooked using charcoal stoves and that surely adds to the taste. 

Steamed Pepper Soup With Spare Parts @ RM 7.00
There are a variety of Steamed Soups to choose from and we chose the above Steamed Pepper Soup with Spare Parts and it was priced at RM 7.00 . It was such a delight that we kept sipping the hot delicious soup. The flavours were just amazing and it wasn't one that was too bold. This is a soup that I would call Light & Easy but it was truly satisfying. My rating for this shall be 9/10. 

Claypot Chicken Rice @ RM 9.50
After a reasonably long wait, the Claypot Chicken Rice arrived. We ordered the smaller one since were had a heavy lunch and still, it was good to feed two light eaters. Just look at the ingredients, there was so much chicken, Lap Cheong, and they were very generous with the sauces and ground ginger. Mix it all up and it was heavenly. Truly one of the best Claypot Chicken Rice in town. Now I know why this place is so famous. Truly worth the wait and my rating for this shall be 9/10. 

Address: C31, Batu 8, Jalan Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.

Business Hours: 1700 - 2230 Daily

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Fong Wei Fish Head Noodle @ Cyberjaya, Selangor

Fong Wei Fish Head Noodle must be a relatively new restaurant because previously, this very unit used to be occupied by Hong Hong Chicken Rice which I had reviewed before. Just like what I had expected and in line with my review, they are no longer in business and one of the reasons is that the owners had relied too much on foreign workers to run the business. Quality and taste were below expectations and that had led to their closure. As I drove past this evening, I noticed this new restaurant and I decided to drop in for dinner. 

The Restaurant Located Along Jalan GC 4, Cyberjaya

Neat Looking Interior
This restaurant is located along Jalan GC 4, on the Glomac Cyberjaya side. The interior has not changed much except for the fresh coat of paint, some pictures and brightly lit lights. This is good as the previous one was very dimly lit and had a gloomy feeling to it. 

Iced Green Tea @ RM 1.00
Though the restaurant carries the name Fish Head Noodles, they do have other dishes on their menu. Prices seemed standard to me but the service levels needs to be improved. Even after walking in and having been seated for a while, no body actually attended to me despite many of them noticing me in the restaurant. Moreover, the restaurant isn't that big for a customer to go unnoticed. Nevertheless, after some aggressive attempts at trying to get their attention, I was finally attended to by one of the gentleman there. Clearly, it's a family owned business and everyone working there seemed to be family. Anyway, I was finally done with my ordering and the Iced Green Tea that I had ordered was served. Honestly, the Green Tea was very diluted and it would take one a while to even guess that that's Green Tea. I am sure that you would be able to say the same based on the colour. My rating for this drink shall be 3/10. 

Fish Paste Noodles @ RM 8.50

The Broth Was Delicious

Creamy And Nice
I wasn't in the mood to go for Fish Head and so, I went for their Fish Paste Noodles that is served in the same milky broth. The broth was lovely, seriously it was nice but it would have been better if they had been a little more generous with the pickled vegetables. The Fish Paste itself wasn't great and it was clearly not fresh. For the broth, I would give this 8/10 and for the Fish Paste, 2/10. 

Fong Wei Fish Head Noodle is a relatively new Chinese Restaurant to open in Cyberjaya. If I am not mistaken, this is the only place where you could get Fish Head Noodles in Cyberjaya. Taste wise, I loved the milky broth but do avoid the Fish Paste version as I found it to be not so fresh. Prices are reasonable and the ambiance was lovely. However I do feel that they would need to improve in terms of service levels. 

Address: No.2, Jalan GC4, Glomac Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor.

Business Hours: 1100 - 2100 Daily

Monday, 19 March 2018

Restoran Kee V @ Kajang, Selangor

When we talk about food in Kajang, only Satay would come to most people's mind. But not many know that there are more food items that are famous in Kajang and the Hot Pepper Soup is one of those dishes. 

Restoran Kee V In Taman Sepakat Indah
This dish had been made famous by a few restaurants and Kee V is one of them. Again, Kee V has a few outlets across Kajang and this one that I visited is located in Sungai Chua. If you do Google, it brings you precisely to this place. The service is speedy here. In fact, it seems that they are used to handling crowd and I was amazed at the speed that they work.

There is not much to their menu, just a handful of dishes. This is not surprising since most people who come here pretty much order the same things and they are those that are listed under the recommendation section. Predominantly, this restaurant is famous for those dishes and that is precisely what we had ordered this evening. Prices are very reasonable as well. One setback here is that the restaurant tends to get very smokey at times due to the way they prepare the dishes. Even when they serve the dishes at the table, it takes a while for the smoke to settle. 

Hot Soup @ RM 15.50
This is the famous Hot Soup that had made a name for itself in Kajang. Comes with lots of Pork slices, ginger, pepper and a whole load of other ingredients. For me, it wasn't really too spicy but it was sufficient to get me profusely sweating. Lovely blend of flavours that just makes you wanting for more. 9/10 is what I shall be rating this dish. 

Chicken With Wine @ RM 15.50
Another excellent dish that must not be missed. I was totally in love with this. Chicken chunks were prepared in a thick greasy gravy which had been made with soy sauce and rice wine and topped with onions and spring onions. It was sweet, slightly spicy and overall projected a very unique taste. I shall rate this at 9/10 as well. 

Claypot Tau Foo @ RM 12.00
This Claypot Tofu was another very good preparation. They were very generous with the ingredients and the base sauce was delicious. Another good dish to have here. It's just sad that they did not have their signature Curry Pork Ribs and Fried Spring Rolls today. Still, this was a hearty meal and my rating for this dish would be 8/10.

Our Bill
Kajang is a town that is famous for it's Satay but not many know that there are more dishes that this town is famous for. This Hot Soup is one such dish that you get in a number of restaurants in Kajang and Restaurant Kee V is one of the pioneers to roll this dish out. Besides this dish, their Spare Ribs Curry, Chicken with Wine and Spring Rolls are dishes that are highly sought after as well. A good place in Kajang that Chinese food lovers should try. 

Address: Jalan Wan Siew, Taman Sepakat Indah, Sungai Chua, 43000 Kajang,       Selangor.

Opening Hours: 0930 - 2130 Tuesday - Sunday
                             Closed on Monday

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Kannaa's Bamboo Masalla Briyani @ Puchong, Selangor

I am a huge fan of Briyani and when I heard about this new place in Puchong that had just recently started, I had to find my way there. This restaurant specialises in Bamboo Briyani and they sell a variety of the above. 

The Restaurant Located Along Jalan KS 3A

Open Tuesday to Sunday

Iced Lime
It's not too difficult to find this restaurant using Waze or Google Maps. The only problem here would be parking but if you're willing to walk, then it should not be a problem. We were here at around 1 pm and the place was full house. Luckily, we managed to get a table and in a matter of minutes, our food was served. Service levels are pretty good here. Their team of waiters are very quick to attend to their customers and that is something that I have to congratulate them. Most people seemed to be ordering this Iced Lime and we decided to go for the same. My rating for this drink shall be 7/10. In terms of variety, they have Chicken Briyani, Mutton Briyani, Prawn Briyani, Fish Briyani as well as Vegetarian Briyani. For those wanting to have plain rice and curry, that option is available too. 

Dishing Out The Prawn Briyani

Prawn Briyani @ RM 16.00
Their Prawn Briyani came with a decent portion of Briyani Rice, an egg, Pudina Chili Chutney and Cucumber Raita and Spicy Sambal Prawns. The rice itself was so good and it was moist with some thick masala that was so good. The Prawn Sambal was heavenly too and they had used reasonably large prawns. My rating for this dish shall be 9/10. 

Dishing Out The Mutton Briyani

Cucumber Raita & Pudina Chili Chutney

Mutton Briyani @ RM 16.00
Their Mutton Briyani came with similar sides and again, the aroma was so good. Not only was the rice so delicious, even the mutton was extremely well done. The overall flavours that you get from the entire dish is truly something memorable. Again, 9/10 shall be my rating for this preparation. 

Our Bill
In summary, both their Bamboo Prawn Briyani as well as their Bamboo Mutton Briyani was very impressive. Heavenly taste, amazing flavours and the aroma was so good. Besides these, I absolutely loved their service levels and their pricing is very reasonable. If you're looking for some awesome Briyani in Puchong, I would highly recommend this restaurant. 

Address: No. 27G, Jalan KS 3A, Seksyen 3, 47190 Puchong, Selangor.

Business Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 1030 - 2000 (Closed on Monday)