Monday, October 30, 2006

The Manhattan Fish Market

I've been busy for few days, then sick for few days during the DeepaRaya holidays. That's why I got no mood to communicate with my computer. :( Didn't post up anything for quite some time. Well, it's time for me to post now as I'm getting better from my sickness.

Sorry that I'm posting this when the promotion is over. :'( Well, Manhattan had a promotion for the month of October which is from every Monday to Thursday. They have 2 promotion. The first one was 1/2 price for sizzling Louisiana Prawns at only RM9.95. The second promo of the month was Garlic Butter Mussels at RM6.95.

Ordered the Garlic Butter Mussels. Oh my gosh, they are so scrumptious! The sauce was so buttery, with the aroma of garlic, it was so satisfying~ Not to mention, the mussels were fresh too! Too bad I didn't have their Sizzling Louisiana Prawns. I've actually missed two great opportunities upon going to Manhattan... :'(

What I loved so much was their garlic rice. It's RM3.90 for a side order. Everytime I visit them, garlic rice would be one of my favourites! They're a great companion with the delicious seafood. The rice, with mixed herbs and shredded carrots was just so yummylicious. I loved the taste of the rice with garlic...I'm a garlic lover. The rice was super yummy when eaten with the mussels' buttery sauce. ^.^

This is the first time attempting their soup. Their soup of the day was Minestrone soup which priced at RM6.90. They have complimentary bread and some dipping (soup or sauce?). Just took the bread, did not take what's in the pot hence don't know if it's soup thingy or sauce. Well, I didn't really like the Minestrone soup cause I'm not a Minstrone fan. I'm more to like a mushroom soup fan. LOL. Shujin ordered the soup and he said ok. Well, all in all it had lots of ingredients in the soup and it was flavorful too. But I still prefer others.

The Manhattan Fish Market
LL2.49-50 Sunway Piramid,
No.3 Jalan PJS 11/5, Bandar Sunway.
Tel: +603-7491 3683

There are many places more that Manhattan Fish Market are available: (You can find out the address and contact number for each of the following by visiting their website)

1)Alamanda Putrajaya
2)Ampang Park
3)Centre Point, Petaling Jaya
4)Ikano Power Centre
5)IOI Mall
6)Mid Valley Megamall
8)Subang Parade
9)Suria KLCC

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Italiannies at One Utama

I've heard a lot about Italiannies and now it's time for me to try out their food. It's a Wednesday and it's a "Eat All You Can Pasta" day. We went there, and start to think what to order first. Basically, it's very easy. You tell the waiter/waitress what kind of pasta you want, what sauce you would like it to be and with what toppings. You can order as much as you want.

We were given a complimentary plate of plain bread and herbs bread. The waiter then poured some olive oil in herbs and a dash of dark vinegar into a plate for dippings. I love them! Especially the herb bread. I'm a herb lover I think the herb bread thingy was really brilliant. The olive oil with the herbs, and the dark vinegar was fabulous.

There were five choices of pasta, five choices of sauce, and eight choices of toppings to choose from. Below are the choices:

4)Angel Hair

4)Spicy Marinara
5)Aglio Olio

2)Fried Calamari
3)Beef Bacon
8)Diced Salmon

We only order a few of the toppings. Beef bacon, clams, chicken, and broccoli were not ordered. I don't take beef, there isn't anyone wants clams but mussels, there's isn't anyone who wants to eat pasta with broccoli, no one wants to have chicken but prefer salmon more. Therefore, we ordered other toppings instead. LOL

Okay, the first round upon ordering, each person ordered a different pasta sauce .

Fettuccine with Shrimp in Carbonara sauce. I know it's not right to start your first dish with carbonara sauce but my friend just couldn't resist it! I am really SERIOUS, the carbonara was HEAVENLY DELICIOUS! =) It was really really really truly truly truly yummylicious. The sauce was thick and when you eat the fettuccini with the sauce, it's telling you that they are delicious. The sauce was smooth, with great aroma, the cheesy and milky thick sauce just makes you wanna "mmm-mmmm~". This plate of pasta was finished off clean and shiny. LOL~ I guess this is the best carbonara I had so far. Am drooling now even when I'm writing this post!

Next up is Spaghetti with Shrimp in Pomodoro sauce. Pomodoro was actually tomato sauce and it was quite sour. I prefer tomato sauce with bell pepper. But the pomodoro was nice. I had a friend who do not eat cheese, that is why she ordered the pomodoro. :) The shrimps was crunchy. Sorry that there was no picture of this pasta as everyone were too busy eating. I thought my photographer did take the pic but...There is a small pic of the Shimp Pomodoro which is in the first pic of this post. The one one the top left was the Spaghetti with Shrimp in Pomodoro sauce :P

The third plate was Angel Hair with Mussels in Arrabiato sauce. I really really love this! The mixture of the pasta, garlic, tomato cubes, mussels, mushrooms and shredded cheese with a hint of crushed chillies (chili flakes) were really tasty. It wasn't too salty, it's just nice. I really love it but, it was a little oily. There was some kinda wine inside, or is it rum? I forgot but I remember Arrabiato had some liquor inside if I'm not mistaken.

Spaghetti with Shrimp in Aglio Olio sauce was the fourth plate. I was kinda dissappointed with this though. I love Aglio Olio and ordered it. But they don't taste like what I expected. There was some burnt smell on the pasta. I don't like it. *sigh* I'm missing a nice Aglio Olio soo much when I'm eating them. :(

Oh ya, anyone knows what is the mushroom on the picture? The mushroom was in the Aglio Olio and they have a very weird shape and tasted funny as well. I don't know if it's the mushroom that tasted funny too or was it the burned sauce that makes the mushroom tastes weird.

After the first round, we rested for a while and then we go for second round. We ordered Penne with Salmon in Pomodoro sauce. The salmon was nice but I don't quite like the strong smell of fish, as in "seng mei in cantonese". The smell was really strong, but that's what my friend claimed it to be..fresh.

We also ordered Linguine with Fried Calamari in Spicy Marinara sauce as we wanted to try out their fried calamari. The fried calamari was very nice..crunchy and not chewy inside. The sauce wasn't spicy at all. I think they just put a little chili flakes.

This is our third and last round upon ordering the pasta. We couldn't resist it (Carbonara!), hence we ordered Fettuccine with Mussels in Carbonara sauce. Again, I really really love their carbonara! The mussels were fresh, and it was absolutely ambrosial when you eat the mussels with the sauce~ ^.^

Last but not least, we ordered Linguine with Fried Calamari in Pomodoro sauce cause we want to eat the fried calamari again. Calamari was nice to be eaten with Pomodoro sauce. ;) Crunchiness of the calamari with the tomato sauce was great~ =)

I was just too full that I could barely walk. There's one bad news, I did not have the chance to attack any of their desserts. Don't say attack, even nibble also can't. :'( Sad sad~ Nevermind, I shall visit them again and try out their reputable "Tiramisu". :)

So, if you're carving for lots of yummylicious pasta (especially carbonara) go for Italiannies. The pasta promo is on every Wednesday. It is priced at RM19.90++ per person for unlimited pasta! There's also an outlet at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara.

Italiannies - Pasta Pizza & Vino
One Utama Outlet
F355, 1st Floor, Rainforest (New Wing),
One Utama Shopping Center,
Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603-7727 1399
Fax: +603-7710 3411

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Jack's Place at Sunway Piramid

Jack's Place have been having daily set lunches promotion from July to October 2006. Shujin went to Sunway Piramid and got me some food promotion brouchers. That's where I found about Jack's Place. We went to try out Jack's Place few days later.

They have different main course for different days. Each day with two main course for you to choose from. Let's see what do they serve for different days:

Main Course
Option 1 - Grilled Boneless Chicken with Plum Sauce topped with Sesame and Coriander

Option 2 - NZ Sirloin Steak with Cajun Sauce

Main Course
Option 1 - Grilled Fillet of Fish with Spicy Calamansi Sauce

Option 2 - NZ Sirloin Steak topped with Fried Seafood Stick

Main Course
Option 1 - Grilled Boneless Chicken with Satay Sauce

Option 2 - NZ Sirloin Steak with Mustard Seed Sauce

Main Course
Option 1 - Grilled Fillet of Fish with Thai Chilli Sauce

Option 2 - NZ Sirloin Steak with Brown Sauce topped with Fried Onion Rings

Main Course
Option 1 - Grilled Boneless Chicken with Longan Sauce
Option 2 - NZ Sirloin Steak with Cream Sambal Sauce

Main Course
Option 1 - Grilled Fillet of Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce

Option 2 - NZ Sirloin Steak with Mexican Sauce

Main Course
Option 1 - Grilled Boneless Chicken with Garlic Teriyaki

Option 2 - NZ Sirloin Steak with Mushroom Sauce

Basically there's only either a chicken/fillet fish or Sirloin steak to choose from each day with different flavors of sauces. All of the set lunches are priced at RM13.80++ for Chicken/Fillet Fish and RM18.00++ for Sirloin Steak as main course. The set includes Soup of the Day, Main Course, The Day's Dessert, and Cooffee/Tea.

Since today is a Tuesday and we don't take beef, we've opt for the Grilled Fillet of Fish with Spicy Calamansi sauce. We ordered one set so that there's room for another place since there's also promotion going on at a Thai restaurant.

Soup of the day was ABC soup kinda thingy. At first, it was kinda weird cause I felt weird...hmm, what am I saying. Nevermind, forget it. :S The soup turned out to be pretty good. It was flavourful. Very heart warming indeed. Nice. :)

The soup was accompanied with 2 slices of garlic bread. The garlic bread wasn't my type. It was too soft, and little chewy. I like garlic bread to be a little soft in between and crisp on the outer of the bread.

This is the main course. At first, I was like..okay. The fish went well with the sauce given. Never the less, the fish was fresh.

With fries, cauliflower and carrots as sidelines was very nice. The sauce was kinda like Thai style spicy sauce.

I asked for tea as I don't drink coffee much.

Dessert came. I don't really fancy the jelly thingy as it tasted a little weird and it got a little sourish taste. Hmm, Shujin claimed that this kind of jelly do taste like that. I think maybe it was some kind of barley with lime jelly? But there wasn't any sign of barley seeds in it. Anyway, I just had a bite and the rest was finished by Shujin.

Other than the set lunch, I also ordered Mango Jelly Delight as it looked special on the menu. There's mango ice cream, colorful jellies, fresh cream, decorated with 2 chocolate sticks and a cherry. This dessert is priced at RM6.50++. It was presented in a very nice way which brighten my day up~! =) First spoon into my mouth, why does the ice cream tasted like some "nangka" ice cream??? @_@ Well, then I go on eating this lovely-looking dessert. After a while, I sort of mix up the cream with the ice cream and the jelly thingy. It tasted better than the first few mouth. It was nice as it was quite special. The mango ice cream do tasted nice with the jellies and cream. Not too sweet nor no taste. ;)

There are even "Exclusive Set Lunch" too. The following are the exclusive set lunches to choose from:

1) Deep Fried Dory Fillet priced at RM18.00
2) NZ Ribeye Steak with Brown Sauce at RM26.50
3) NZ T-Bone Steak with Brown Sauce at RM28.50
4) NZ Sirloin Steak and Chicken Combo at RM24.50

Besides that, what else can you get for your set lunches?

You can upgrade your meal~!

Add RM4.00 for Lobster Bisque
Add RM3.00 for Other Soup
Add RM3.00 to change the sauce of your main course
Add RM2.00 to upgrade normal coffee to freshly brewed coffee

Well, I would say the the food there wasn't bad nor good. It's okay. The main course was nice, but the dessert need to be changed. But, at a cheap price of RM13.80, you get soup of the day, main course, dessert, and a drink is a nice catch I would say. Shujin and I were even full after the set lunch with the Mango Jelly Delight. Two person with one set lunch, hmmm. I was really hungry that day but don't know why after nibbling here and there from the set lunch and from my mango jelly delight, I was full.

*There's also set dinner starting from RM28.00++

Jack's Place at Sunway Piramid
OB-K4C & D, Oasis Boulevard,
No.3 Jalan PJS 11/15,
Bandar Sunway, 46510
Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603-7491 0681

Jack's Place at One Utama
One Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing),
F346 First Floor Raunforest,
No.1 Lebuh Bandar Utama.
Bandar Utama Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603-7725 1433

Friday, October 13, 2006

Food at Neway Karaoke, Cheras Plaza

Neway~! It's so fun to go to such a nice place where you can sing and enjoy nice food~! Yes, Neway is a karaokae place. This place iss nice, services is good, food is nice, price for lunch time not expensive reasonable (cheap), plenty of songs for you to choose from..what else can you ask for~! =P

For the lunch session, you just need to pay for the lunch that you order and you'll get to sing for 3 hours + food! If you are Neway's member, you get a 10% discount from the total bill. Sounds great, isn't it? ;)

I used to go to Redbox last time, but ever since I was introduced to Neway...I love them~! :) Their food was very nice compared to other ones. I went there for lunch session (from 11am to 1pm) but my friends and I were was already 12.30. Guess what, they let us in for lunch session. However, our time is deducted though, from 12.30pm til 3pm. Hmm, we lost half an hour...but nevermind cause we eagerly wanted to sing and eat with cheap price!

Those days where we got limited beverages(two small glass of drink?) during the singing session and everyone got super thirsty in the middle of the session...Well, now you don't have to worry about it as they provide free flow of drinks where the drinks are available next to the receiption counter. Three cold beverages available: Orange, Peach tea, and Ribena drink.

Hot beverages available: Hot milo and nescafe.

Not only you can get free flow of drinks, they do provide us a mini bar salad buffet. You can take whatever you want, ranging from salads to desserts to soup and even "yau choi" kinda veges! Pasta salad, coleslaw, egg salad, green salad, baby tomatoes, and many more for the salad part.

The pasta salad were nice. With a mixture of the shell shaped pasta, crabsitcks, tomatoes, bell peppers, and thousand island sauce. I found it refreshing and yummy. The nice aroma of bell peppers with the sourness of tomatoes...the "Q-ness" of the crabsticks and pasta...yummy~!

Coleslaw, a look from the picture already tells you what I wanna say. Lack out of mayonnaise sauce! It was okay, but not really tasty.

The egg salad tasted nice, with chopped chilis and chinese parsley a.k.a coriander. I love corianders~ ;)

There are also ham salad. It was pretty tasty too. A mixture of sliced hams with bell peppers. I think they seasoned them with some peppers too. It tasted just nice, not too salty nor too bland.

Desserts are fruits, and jelly. The watermelon were sweet and nice as you can see the redness of them from the photo above. The jellies were okay. Just like those that you get to eat. The white one(nata de coco) was one of my favourite. I forgot if there are any "kuihs" cause we were too busy taking other stuffs.

There were two type of soups available which are tomato soup and "ABC" soup. The photo above is tomato soup. I didn't aspect their soup to be delicious. But the tomato soup does taste nice. It was not too sour nor too sweet. It tasted like a warm tomato soup minus the sourness and tasted creamy.

The "yau choi" side presented a range of raw vegetables where you basically pick and ask the chef to boil them and then put some sauce on the veges.

The taking food and beverage session ends at 1pm...we have only about 20 minutes (upon settling everything and getting us a room). So, we hurried to get as many cups of beverages and food as we can!

These are the lunch set that we ordered.

American style set lunch. The set was priced at RM16++.

The set includes from left to right starting clockwise:

Grilled lamb and chicken, fruit salad, mashed potatoes, tuna sandwich, two hotdogs. and some sour & sweet tangy sauce for dipping.

I've always loved their mashed potatoes as it have a just nice texture. I love mash potatoes where they still have little pieces of "unmashed potatoes" inside. It was creamy enough, with a hint of butter smell. Don't be cheated by their apperance although they may looked a bit "eww" in the photo. ;) I definately love it~! Even it's without gravy. =)

The lamb grill were nice but tooo salty~! The lamb were quite well marinated as there were nice aroma of herbs. It's really a waste to see two big pieces of lamb being untouched on the plate as I loved grilled lamb. As for the grilled chicken, I found it too dry. Nothing so special about it as I cannot taste what's from the chicken except the chicken bland taste with it's dryness.

I did not try the tuna sandwich and fruit salad. My friends said the tuna sandwich have some weird sour taste and the fruit salad was very weird according to the items being mixed together.

I ordered "fu yu" a.k.a fermented bean curds chicken with rice. It was priced at RM10++.

The rice came with a generous portion of "fu yu" chicken with black fungus, half boiled egg, and eggy rice. Haha, allow me to aplogise as I'm not really well in using bombastic words. Note that in the pic the rice was mixed with some fried eggs. The plate of rice was decorated with some boiled vegetables too.

I would say that I didn't really like this chicken. The chicken was a little too dry for me. The taste was quite bland. Perhaps it's because I've eaten too much of the food we took? They should give me more of the chicken sauce. But this is definately the poorest dish I've ever ate in Neway as their food were all yummy.

Shujin ordered wantan noodle soup. It's priced at RM13++.

I was quite surprised that he ordered that cause usually I'm a little "curious" about soup noodles thingy in karaoke places. :P But it turned out to be not bad at all!

The bowl of noodle consists of two crabsitcks, four huge wantans, presented with boiled vegetables and decorated with chopped spring onions and fried shallots. The soup was clear but good enough to give the warm and nice taste. It does not taste bland, and the nooodles were special. They weren't like those noodles where you get from the wantan noodle stalls. They looked abit thinner and it was quite springy, and quite smooth too.

It's really worth the price for what they offer. If you're a karaoke lover and loves to enjoy food, do give Neway a try. But, by the time when you reach there you won't know whether to sing or to eat. LOL~ ;)

Neway Cheras Plaza Outlet (Just behind Cheras Leisure Mall)
Mezzanine Floor, Cheras Plaza, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-9131 1499

Neway Berjaya Times Square Outlet
04-85, Level 4, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2143 3999

Neway One Utama, New Wing Outlet
Lot EZ 502,5-6/F,
One Utama Shopping Centre,
No.8 Dataran Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603-7728 1499

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

F&N and Seasons Can Drink

My college often have some people who come to give us free drinks, free trial of shampoo products, and etc. This was eventually done by the certain brands to introduce us to their new products everytime they release one.

This time around I got free can drink from F&N. F&N Blazt was a very nice and refreshing drink. It was a mixture of orange and mango. The aroma of mango and orange, the drink was's just fantastic for a hot day. But it is a little too sweet if you drink it straight from the can (Maybe it's just me). It's the best to add in a few cubes of ice into a glass with the drink. =)

Another review of can drink was the Seasons brand. The new flavor that they've came up some time ago, red bean flavoured Soya. My friend kept on wanting to try this drink. So I went to buy a can for her as well as for me to try it out.

It has a weird taste. Well, it was weird. Don't know how to explain's just so weird. Perhaps I can't accept that kinda taste. Nah, not my type of drink. Haha...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Flydance Cafe at Taman Cheras a.k.a Yulek

I do not know what to have for dinner so decided to try out a small sushi house at Taman Cheras. I do not want to go into details about that sushi house but their services were just...psffff~!!! Okay, so we stepped out of the sushi house and went on to search for food.

I suddenly thought of Flydance cafe. So off we went to the cafe. I've been there twice. Their food weren't bad and the price was reasonable.
I was soo hungry.

Without hesitating, I ordered the Wasabi Mayo Crispy Chicken priced at RM12.90. My friend ordered that before on our last dinner there and he said it was nice.

There were two pieces of chicken (was is chicken breast?), sidelines were fries and coleslaw lay on top of lettuce and topped with slices of cucumbers. The chicken were deep fried and being drizzled with tomato sauce and mayonnaise. It was nice. the first mouth of the chicken bite you can taste wasabi. Haha, it's not much but you can taste that there's wasabi. The wasabi have already being mixed with the mayonnaise.

Shujin ordered chicken sausage spaghetti in creamy sauce. But they ran out of creamy sauce, so the spaghetti came with tomato sauce instead. Nothing special. The spaghetti sauce was not flavourful enough. Not enough tomatoes, not enough herbs..lack of something. Priced at RM7.90, the plate of spaghetti was quite generous though.

The last time I went I tasted their spaghetti aglio oglio and it was nice. There's green mussels, squids, prawns, and fish bites. It was cheap too.

On the left is Chocolate Banana milk shake priced at RM5.50. It was nice. Reminds me of Secret Recipe's chocolate banana cake...hahaha. :P On the right was Ice Lemon Tea priced at RM3.00. Shujin claimed that it was too sour, but I kinda liked it. =)

I will go back there..but will not pick during peak hours. As, their food quality are not very standard. When there are a huge crowd on weekends, the food seemed to be out of quality. This cafe does food catering as well.

About the direction, Flydance Cafe is just behind the shop lots like Janbo Restaurant, Coffee and Ice Cream House, Blue Dragon Cafe, One Pandan Leaf, and etc. When you are behind, you'll be able to see Restaurant Pattaya Thai Seafood at the corner lot. Flydance Cafe is in between the Restaurant Sornamm Curry House and Zex Salon.

Flydance Cafe
27, Jalan 3/101C,
Cheras Business Centre,
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-91317131
H/P: +6012-3143086