Thursday, August 6, 2009

Food Review - Roma Pizza

I am not a pizza person. The overswhelming taste of cheese sometimes make me dizzy and high. Hence, I would usually avoid having pizza especially those with cheese. However, this time around I made it an exception since I am having lunch with someone whom I hardly meet nowadays due to work commitment. Sorry Fadzillah, sibuk skit lah sekarang.
Hence, I wanted to eat at somewhere is not that crowded and where we can talk and do some catching up. I suggested this place located in Avenue K called Roma Pizza.
Roma Pizza is a small outlet but the ambiance is very nice and comfy. Not too many tables located in the pizza place and they have more outside the place. They also have this bar stool like table which create a casual scenario.
What special about this place is the pizza is served on a plank. Very unique which you don't really find in other pizza place. Other places usually served on a pizza pan - biasa je lah.
I love the BBQ Chicken Wing here. The dip is also nice, the normal chilli sauce with added spices and herbs. Awesome!
Ambiance - 3.5 - love how they decorate this place, very suitable if you are having lunch with friends
Location - 3 - Strategic!! Just next to KLCC LRT station.
Taste - 3.5 - prefer the pizza here, very crispy and
Service - 2.5 - lembab skit ler, pastu mcm tak pay attention jer....
Price - 3.0 - for this kind of food, I don't mind paying....
Try this place. You won't regret it!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Food Review - Harrods KLCC

I always love Harrods. Back when I was younger and still enjoying my dad's entitlement working with MAS, we went to London quite frequent. Apart from visiting Asda, Queen Anne and other locations, Harrods was another venue which is a must to visit.

So, when I heard Harrods KLCC is opening, I was very excited. I miss all the trips we used to have and having to have one store which I adore right beneath where I work is something I really look forward to.
However, I was quite dissapointed. The variety of products were very limited and it looked like a bakery rather than a real Harrods. What do I expect? If I want a real Harrods, it should be as big as Suria KLCC kan?

Anyway, one day we went to have our lunch there. Never felt so English before. Again, the menu was very limited and not really suit the Asian taste. I guess they really bringing the authentic Harrods to Malaysia.

I had the roaster chicken while a friend of mine had this beef steak with this custard thingy, entah apa namanyer, forgot lah.

The review :

Ambiance - 3 - not too bad, overlooking the KLCC water fountain
Location - 3 - If I am already in KLCC, convenient lah.

Taste - 2.5 - dasar perut melayu so not really to my liking
Service - 3 - very polite and courteous, however, the food was a bit slow and I was really starving!
Price - 2.0 - mahal siut. Meals for 3 person was RM160!

I will only come here again if someone else is paying. Otherwise, makan kat food court jer ler.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Food Review - Bangi Kopitiam

Kopitiam, kopitiam, every where you go there's kopitiam with all kinds of name. Oldtown lah, new town lah and many more to mention.
However, the kopitiam I am gonna talk about is the Bangi Kopitiam located in Bandar Baru Bangi. Was told this place is owned by Kid, the former Search guitarist. Not sure how true this is and was made to understand this place also have several outlets in the city.
This review is a combination of 2 visits to this place. First one was just me and my better half and the other visit was with the cuties.
The first visit, we ordered Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang, toast bread with scrambled eggs and bread with chicken curry. And of course, what's a visit to kopitiam without having the kopi o kaw!
The second visit, we had mee hoon hailam, nasi ayam hainanese, asam laksa, toast bread with half boiled eggs on top and toast bread. Having difficulty to load this photos, will do so once I get the freaking internet to work here in BSP.
My ratings :
(4 being the highest)
Taste - 2.5, ok lah, not up to my expectation but not too bad either
Ambience - 3 with real kopitiam ambience, the furniture and decorations were suitable.
Location - 3 suitable with ample parking.
Price - 3 oklah, not too bad just like other kopitiam's pricing.
Will I come here again, maybe if I am craving for the kopi o yg memang kaw and the tasty toast bread with butter and kaya. The rest, not so lah.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Food Review - Pizza San Fransisco

Friday night as usual is the eat out night and last Friday was not an exception. We wanted to go western that night and just then we thought of the pizza place at the junction of BBB going towards the Seremban highway. This place is called Pizza San Fransisco.
We noticed this place is always packed with customers and now we not why. Let me share with you our experience here.
This place is super fast and the employees here are VERY friendly, polite and courteous. I mean this and felt so welcome here. They also took the time to explain about the menu should we don't really understand. Al maklumlah, akak nie kan menu org putih kadang2 tak paham....
This is what we ordered...
The nachos
Strawberry float
Mushroom soup with garlic bread
Spaghetti bolognese - the food was really presentable, tak sempat ambik gambar, the cuties were already mixing this
The pizza
The dessert - cheese cake

The cuties had a great time, the food was excellent and awesome!
And my ratings....5 for all!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Food Review - Warung Kak Aishah, Bandar Baru Nilai

We have ran out of ideas on what to eat. We had tried practically most of the outlets in BSP and don't feel like driving to BBB.
My better half just drove around Bandar Baru Nilai in search of food. We were starving, the clock showed 3.15pm and we have yet to have our lunch.
Then, while driving to Desa Melati(yer kot, forget2 remember lah!), we came across this place called Warung Kak Aishah. We saw quite a big crowd here, and assuming the food must be good since many people were enjoying their food.
My hero and princess ordered Laksa. Sedap!!!
My better half and my baby had Nasi Ayam. Biasalah, perut melayu, tak dapat nasi tak sah.
While I ordered Kuey Teoe Goreng and requested for this to be extra spicy.
We also ordered ABC, suitable for the hot weather.
If you noticed, my hero ordered Laksa kan but now he is eating Kuey Teow. After he finished his laksa he tried my Kuey Teow and love it! So, he ordered another one.
So, the review :
Ambiance - 3 - oklah, just like the typical gerai place
Location - 3 - Along the shoplots so quite convenient. Parking will not be a problem.
Taste - 3.5 - excellent, memang sedap giler!!
Service - 3.5 - excellent! fast and sopan sungguh
Price - 3.0 - not bad. for this good food, very affordable.
Will surely make another trip to this place again. The kuey teow goreng is to die for!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Food Review - Breakfast @ Bangi Lama

We(ok lah, I didn’t, only my better half and the cuties went as I have my own gotong royong at home which is more important!) attended this gotong royong organized by the resident of our neighbourhood. This event was officiated by the Adun of our area. It started very early, around 7am. Sape lah yg bangun tidur pukul 7am on a weekend kan? Well, not me! I will always go back to sleep after solat subuh.

They went to the gotong royong around 8.30am which was a good thing cause the gotong royong only started around that time. Kalau sampai awal, jenuh ler nak tunggu.

The gotong royong ended around 10 and coincidently, my gotong royong at home ended around that time. So, it’s time for breakfast and we made our way to Bangi Lama since I need to send my pants for alteration(best giler sluar slack smua dah longgar so kena kecikan). We saw this Nasi Lemak Stall right at the smack of Bangi Lama. And no name was indicated in front of this stall so takde ler teman tau apa namanyer.
They also served Lontong and Soto but all were sold out by the time we arrived. Tinggalah nasi lemak but the variety of lauk for the nasi lemak is still very wide.
Each of us had different type of lauk : I had Hati Ayam, my better half telur goring with sambal kerang, my princess sambal udang, my hero ayam goreng and my baby sambal sotong.

Here’s the review :
Ambiance - 3 - love it, really like the gerai environment
Location - 3 - very convenient to where we live, about 5 minutes drive but parking may be a problem
Taste - 3.5 - sedap, nasi and the sambal was a fab!
Service - 3.5 - very polite and courteous
Price - 4 - I have to give a four, you know why, with all the above plus drinks, we only paid RM12.50. Murah sungguh ke salah kira!
Love this place and will surely come again. Perhaps a little bit earlier next time so we can taste the lontong.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Food Review - Teh Tarik Place

We were so tired after visiting this sale that we need to stop and have a drink for awhile before we continue our journey to visit this.

We don't really know where to eat. Food at The Curve is not that enticing to us. So, we walked further and we came across this place called Teh Tarik Place.
The place was quite pack with people which can mean few things ; the food is good, the food is cheap or people just sat there cause there are many people who sat there i.e. going where the crowd goes.

So, we ordered variety of food in the menu. Of course, Teh Tarik, otherwise what's the point eating at a Teh Tarik Place.
Nasi Goreng with Telur Mata.
Nasi Lemak Sotong
Kuey Teow Goreng
Mee Hoon Goreng
Sup Kambing
The service was quite frustrating aka lembab!!!! We wanted to order air kosong cause the cuties drink was finished while waiting for the food to arrive and that itself took about 10 minutes. And to make matter worse, due to communication barrier, we ordered one thing and they sent something else. Tension betul!!!
Now the review.
Ambiance - 2.5 - quite hot, dah ler service lembab so makin hot.
Location - 2.5 - The Curve is ok but the place is quite secluded. If you don't walk around you may not encounter this place
Taste - 3 - oklah, like typical mamak shop, the teh tarik was nice though
Service - 0.5 - this is me being kind! If me being honest, they deserve negative points.
Price - 2.0 - dah le lembab, mahal pulak tu.
So, there you have it, my take of this place. Remember you merchandiser out there, no matter how good your food may be if the service is lembab, no pointlah brother!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Warehouse Sale Review - Esprit Clearance

I was tired after all the walking but the moment I saw this signage, the energy started to pump in. And I was already in the mood again for shopping!!!
There are alot of stuff on sale that day. And since it was the first day of the sale, they gave 25% discount for all things were on sale.
I saw many things I like but just couldn't fit into. T-shirts normally sold at the range of RM90 to RM150 were sold for RM19.90 and after the 25% discount, the price was RM14.93.

Jeans were also available but again, the issue was with the size. There were also coats and shorts...

Despite all the limited choices due to the hugeness of my body, I only managed to get this pair of jeans. And I felt good about it cause I have dropped 3 jeans sizes!! That's a great accomplishment.
So, hurry on to the sale. This will end this Sunday, 14 June 2009. But, too bad, no 25% discount!

Have a good weekend!!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Warehouse Sale Review - Living Quarters

I know some of you are waiting for this review so, let's just get straight to the point.

We arrived this location around noon and the crowd was not that large. Parking will not be an issue at all as the location Stadium Melawati Shah Alam has ample parking space. For those who don't know where this place is, it's near the big stadium where the football match are usually held.
Amboi my better half, laju dia jalan menonong, sape yg excited nak pegi sale nie?
Below is the opening hours. The sale started on Wednesday(10 June) and ending this Friday (14 June).

When we arrived, they just started the Happy Hour where the price was marked down further from the already discounted price.

The place was big and huge, most importantly fully air conditioned, hence it was very comfortable to shop. I think they learnt from the past warehouse sale they organised. They change the methods, when we want to purchase something, we were given the sale voucher and once payment is made, then we can collect the items. This is very convenient as we don't have to carry all the stuff around and it also causes no long que to pay as no packing of the stuff purchased required. Sorry, no photo in the stadium, was busy shopping!

Outside the venue, there were a lot of stalls where we can eat after all the shopping. We choose not to eat here as we have another destination to go after this.

What we purchased?

This 2 comforter set ; the brown one was purchased during the Happy Hour, original price RM700, original discounted price RM250, further marked down to RM150. This will be for our bedroom. We also got a free pillow somemore! The purple one, after 70% discount, RM89. This will be for the guest room.

This bathroom set at RM8.95 per set. Original price was RM25. We got 3 of this.

Table cloth, the big one original price RM129, after 70% discount RM35. The other one, RM19.90, after 70% discount RM6.

This shampoo and hair mask with body scrub all made from natural ingredients selling at RM5 each. Shampoo for the cuties, RM12 each. Besar gedabak, should last for more than 6 months.

And for purchases above RM300, will entitle you to participate in the lucky dip with quite attractive prizes. The winners are notified daily by phone calls and prizes need to be collected the next day, and guess what, we won! Will blog the prize we won after collecting it.
For those who loves pinggan mangkuk, cuttleries and other related items from major brand including Queen Anne, this is a sale you don't want to miss! I did not purchase any of that cause I am not into that kind of stuff.

Hurry on to Stadium Melawati....A sale you don't want to miss!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Food Review - Delicious Cafe, Jalan Pinang

One of my workmate just got promoted and she had booked our time to give us a treat over lunch at this place near KLCC called Delicious Cafe. The exact location is below the MARC apartment at Jalan Pinang. (picture courtesy of googleimage)

I wasn't sure whether I could make it as I was tied up with another engagement however, since Salwa really wanted for us to be there, I still proceed to the venue and was the last one to arrive.

Maryam was kind enough to pre-order for me, I just told her order me anything which resembles beef steak and she choose this dish which was delicious!

They also served this appertizer some sort like cracker dipped in this patte made from liver. I tried it once and did not really enjoyed it. For the second try, I had only the cracker.

The girls ordered 2 type of dessert, one this chocolate brownie with ice cream on top and another one is the bread pudding. They said it's delicious!
Now the review...

Ambiance - 3 -oklah, the typical cafe environment, like Dome, Starbuck etc....
Taste - 2.5 - Only the steak caught my attention. The rest, so and so lah
Location - 3 - high traffic area and walking from KLCC is not that far but when you combined hot weather and walking, what is near seems to be very far
Service - 2.5 - when I wanted to order drinks, the first 4 choices I made were not available. So, I had to ask them, what do they have, and end up ordering Coke.
Price - 2.5 - took a peak at the bill and quite pricey.

Despite the good food which I was told off, I think this place is not my cup of tea. Nevertheless, thanks Salwa for the treat!