Monday, September 29, 2008

Food Review - Grand Bluewave Hotel

If last week, we took my in-laws to have iftar at Katerina Hotel, Batu Pahat, this week it's my parents turn for the iftar session. And again, like previous years we chose Grand Bluewave Shah Alam. Reason to choose this location :
1. During weekend, they offer every paying adult, one child will be free.
2. Senior citizen is charge same rate as children.
3. The location is very suitable, not so far from KJ.

Every year, right before fasting month, the hotel would call us to check whether we are interested to have buffet Ramadhan at their hotel.

Taste - 4 - Love the food there, the buffet spread is really wide, I did not get the chance to taste all, the char kuey teow was marvellous
Location - 4 - about 15 minutes drive from KJ. Parking was very easy.
Service - 4.5 - fast and systematic, very well prepared

Price - 4 - quite high but worth every cent

I know my dad had a good time. Though he is very good at hiding it.

I think we will continue to come here next year, kalau ada rezeki....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Food Review - Bora Ombak

This review is in conjuction with the buka puasa event organised by Jimmy for the division.

The location is chosen based on:

1. Recommendation in the internet
2. We wanted to go out from KLCC
3. But not too far from KLCC

Nevertheless, the traffic was really bad, we arrived at Ampang Point at 5.30pm to do some Raya shopping(shopping lagik!!!) and then left for Bora Ombak at 6.30pm. We arrived there at 6.55pm despite the place is within walking distance from Ampang Point. And the rain makes the jem ever worse. Now, the review :

Ambiance - 4.5 - I love it so much, so cosy though Cik Puan Ambang commented lampu malap sangat so tak puas nak makan...
Taste - 3.5 - ok lah, not bad and first time I had bakso. Pedaslah!
Location - 2.5 - never like this area, possibility of me getting lost is very high
Service - 3 - not so bad, they cleared the table quite fast.
Price - 2 - pricey compared to the spread offered. RM55++, tak berbaloilah.

And we were supposed to present Ms TS birthday, but me, a mangkok person , left the gift on my office table. So, tengokler gambo nyer sini dulu, and lurza will get the gift to you tomorrow.

All and all, we had fun, laughters were non stop. Compensate lah with the not so impressive food.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Food Review - Buffet Ramadhan Katerina Batu Pahat

It has been a tradition for us to bring our parents for buffet Ramadhan during this fasting month. We started this about 4 years ago, considering that we are more financially secure and why not share the wealth with you loved ones.

Last weekend was with my in-laws in Batu Pahat. We brought them to Katerina Hotel(yup, the hotel where the so called ex-minister's hotel happened) since this is the only descent hotel in Batu Pahat.

They were 10 of us ; my mom and dad in-law, Adik, my brother in-law and wifey plus the 5 of us. We had pre-booked this earlier to ensure that there are table for us.

If you noticed, my princess and my baby are now into tying their hair in 2. Ini keje Adik ler nie...

The buffet spread was ok, I guess, worth the price we are paying, RM30++ per head for adult and RM20++ for the cuties. Mana nak dapat this kind of price kat KL ok??
The decorations were really classic. They even have entertainer to sing while we enjoy our meal. But the problem was, that man should be singing Raya song, not the Golden oldies hits from Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra, just to name a few....Sometimes it felt like we are in a club...

They even have organised a lucky draw event. And, don't even asked whether did any of us win...Pernah ke we all nie menang lucky draw pun...

So, now, here's the review.

Taste - 3.5 -Not bad, love the spread, really kampung, siap ada ubi goreng and rebus cicah dengan sambal kicap. Of course, the asam pedas was a hit
Location - 3 - ok lah, about 30 minutes drive from the kampung
Service - 4 - excellent service, very customer service oriented
Price - 4 - with that kind of choice, I felt it was worth it...

Nak kena survey tempat lain lah, every year eating here, bosan gak kan....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Food Review - Swensen

Caution : Before you start scrolling down, kindly be warned this entry contained explicit pictures that may harm those who are currently fasting. Sabar yer, buka puasa still remain right after azan magrib, not zuhur.

Yesterday, my better half has a buka puasa function organised by one of his vendors. Though they allowed to bring the family, I declined the invitation, just don't want to be out of place and thinks my better half may want to be with his friends for a change. Sekali sekala takpe lah.......

However, since my better half yang tak boleh takde nasi for buka puasa was not around, I took this opportunity to bring the cuties for iftar where we can enjoy western food. It's been quite sometime since we've been to Swensen, hence Swensen it is @ Subang Parade.
The cuties looking at the menu, figuring out what to order, everything look so delicious. My hero was not feeling well, however, still want to continue with his fasting. He is very determined to puasa penuh this year.

What did we have?

BBQ Chicken Wing
Fried Mushroom

Clam Chowder

Spaghetti Bolognese
Mushroom Chicken Pizza

Chocolate Shake

And the finale, of course Earthquake!!! This is very famous in Swensen, and on Tuesdays, the price is 50% off, cause Tuesday is Earthquake Day!

Now, the review....

Taste - 4
Location - 4 - now strategic but once we moved full time, jauh ler....
Service - 4.5 - service here, memang tip top!
Price - 3 - quite reasonable

We had a great time, but it could have been greater if my better half was there :( hu hu!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Food Review - Ziera Buffet Steamboat Bangi

We agreed that this weekend, we will eat out for Iftar. Reason ; we have many things to do and many places to go to complete the house. Where got time to cook one??

Me, being a Minah Google, was googling the interesting places that we can have our Iftar while my better half was driving around to various destination.

I found this place, Ziera Buffet Steamboat located at Sekyen 9 Bangi. We tried calling the number as per the published in the internet, however the line was busy, retried for the next 4 hours, still busy. We should have taken that as a sign not to eat there...

But, did we? Nope. We decided to go to the place and make the reservation in person. After that, we drove around again to search what other interesting place in BBB.
We went there again at 7pm and the place was already packed.

We took whatever that we want to eat and sat down while waiting for the azan maghrib.

My better half was busy heating up the soup ; by the way they have 2 choices of soup, one is chicken and the other is tom yam soup.

Overall review

Ambiance - 1 - very the hot, ventilation was very bad, I wanted to give 0 but kejam pulak kan
Taste - 2 - the tomyam was near tasteless, they also served rendang and ayam masak merah which were so masin!
Location - 3 - quite ok, but parking may be a problem
Service - 3 - not bad except for the cashier failed to calculate the total bill and the change even by using the calculator!
Price - 2 - mahal ler compared to the choices available RM22 for adult and RM13 for kids, we thought they have ice cream, rupenyer tong ice cream ade very misleading

Baik bungkus makan kat rumah, not worth it at all!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Food Review - Santai Kopitiam

I know many may not like the idea of me doing food review during fasting month but take this as a test towards the kekuatan of our keimanan...

This time we ate at Santai Kopitiam near our new habitat. It was supposed to be lunch but was taken around 3pm 2 days before the fasting month begin.
We ordered various food in the menu namely :

Kids PlatterIce Cream Goreng
I felt cheated actually after eating here. The portion was small and the food was near tasteless. After paying the bill I was more hungry and frustrated compared to when I walked in the place.
So, here's the rating :
Ambiance - 4 - you could be fooled by this, remember don't judge a book by it's cover, the same rules apply
Taste - 2
Location - 4 - considering it's near to our place
Service - 2 - lembab giler, azab menunggu and we are the only customer in shop, still lambat
Price - 2 - not worth the money