Sunday, April 22, 2007

Jogoya Session at Starhill KL - PART IV

Well, this is the last part for my Jogoya Session. I didn't try all of their desserts there and was kinda regretted that I had so little desserts, but I'm still happy during the eating session. I really had fun with all the experiences at Jogoya. =)

Well, after tasting their incredibly aromatic cute little fresh coconuts (photos not taken), my friend and I was looking for something else to drink. We walked around the beverage section and saw one of the a staff making ice blended. There were different kinds of shakes and smoothies.

I took a very nice blue-ish colored lime shake. I tell you, it's very nice for those who love sour drinks. Their lime shake was so so nice and refreshing! The lime's aromatic with the sourish and sweet taste was just so cool.

We then ventured again to the beverage section. This time, I decided to try out their mango smoothie. You can really taste the richness of the mango flavor. Very very aromatic.

Someone ordered grilled mochi a.k.a Japanese sticky rice cake. It's the same like "chinese muachi" that we can get at the pasar malam (night market) here, but they grill them. To be honest, I prefer our chinese version cause I think I'm used to the soft version (tasted more delicate) versus the grilled (a little hard) one.

I don't know who took this Cheese Cake also as I remembered I only took 2 things from the dessert section, but it doesn't matter cause I'll eat it anyway, desserts leh!!! LOL. Ok, their cheese cake is not the best for me. I would say that their cheese cake was cheesy enough but not tasty enough. Don't know how to describe it. Just that the texture wasn't moist and firm enough.

Another dessert is the Tiramisu. Ermm, I would say that their Tiramisu was very ordinary. After trying out Italiannies' Tiramisu, I would say that there's nothing to comment much about this.

The 2 items that I took were the Mini Blueberry Cheese Tart and Chocolate Balls.

After trying their cakes, I wasn't giving much hope for the tarts and chooclate balls. But I was wrong! I took the chocolate balls cause one of my friend told me they were yummy. I tried and I do agree that they were chocolate-y. It wasn't too sweet, there were chocolate rice outside and the chocolate texture inside was very firm and moist. :)

This is my favourite dessert for the night. I tell you, their blueberry cheese tart was very delish!!! The cheese was soo cheesylicious and creamy, the blueberry wasn't too sour, and their tart's texture was very very crunchy and not hard~ I loved it!!! ^.^

Well, it was a thrill experience at Jogoya. It would be better if they could serves more Japanese desserts. A dessert lover here. :)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Jogoya Session at Starhill KL - PART III

Well, I've covered on some of the appetisers and random food that you can get in Jogoya. It's time for their VIP items. Muahaha (Evil Laugh)...I'm quite happy that we get the VIP ticket to order the available VIP items on each of the food section. But I think we forgot to take all photos of the VIP items. Hence, only a few will be posted here.

First to come, VIP King Crab soup. To be honest, nothing special about this soup. The soup tasted sweet, with king crab flavor and crab meat chunks in it. This soup item didn't get my vote.

My favorite VIP item, fish!!! I don't know what fish is this. Is it pomfret fish? All I know was I'm too busy eating it. We were given one big whole fish! I tell you, the fish was definitely fried to perfection. It was very crunchy on the outside, they gave (add seasons to) the fish ngam ngam enough flavor for you to taste without losing the fish's freshness. The meat was succulent, sweet (from the meat) and fresh. Love it!

Next, VIP Sashimi with Fishroe. I forgot what the black colored little bubbles-like thingy called (on the photo). Sashimi, again very fresh and nice. The fishroe were fresh and tasted great too! Got nothing to comment about it cause i loved both of them. Maybe just that sometimes can't really tahan the fishroe cause too salty. :P

VIP Eel wrapped with King Crab meat. I love the eel cause it was grilled perfectly. But, don't quite like this cause I think that the eel kinda conquered the dish as I can't really taste the crab meat much. The eel's flavor overpowered the crab meat. I kinda like the black beans though. LOL

Last but not least, VIP Salmon with Cheesy King Crab. Love this dish! The grilled salmon tasted very nice. The one in the middle of the pic (next to the salmon), was actually a mixture of king crab meat with other ingredients and then top with cheese, "kemudian bawa pergi bakar". Opps, why I suddenly write in Malay. Sorry, was kinda koo-koo cause thinking about the food while blogging it. :P The baked cheese with king crab mixture was very delish! Very cheesy indeed, together with the crab meat was actually superb. Love it.

Well, I'm not sure if this is another VIP item. But, I think it is? Not quite sure. This is a very nice cake which is beautifully decorated. It's actually green tea cake. Ermm, the decoration was nice. Taste wise, I don't think it's my cup of tea type of cake. The green tea were too much which makes my tounge tells me that it's a little bitter leh.

...To be Continue...

UP NEXT -- Part IV of Jogoya Session at Starhill KL

Monday, April 09, 2007

Jogoya Session at Starhill KL - PART II

In Part II of Jogoya Session, there'll be a random on what I've eaten. I was quite blur in searching for food. Don't know where to start from after the appetiser part. So, I hopped around from one section to another section and get the food that attracts me. Actually there are still plenty food that didn't manage to take photos.

Special Tofu. I forgot the name of it but it's definitely delicious. It's pretty cute by making them (using jelly containers) into flower shaped tofu. It was like some kind of seafood tofu in eggy sauce.

Phoenix ball. I took these because of the almond pieces! LOL. This is actually fish paste being shaped into balls and coated with almond pieces. The taste was pretty good. Crunchy and aromatic almond together with tasty fish paste definitely is a pretty good match.

Prawn Tenpura (Ebi tenpura) was one of my favourites. :) No doubt they were really crunchy and light on the outside. Inside were still hot and the prawns were very fresh~ Love it very much.

"Fish Tenpura" I call it. But it's like those that you can get when you order fish and chip. I'm being lured in taking them while I'm taking my favourite ebi tenpura. They do taste much more better than those fake fish and chip. The meat were tender and fresh. Outside were crunchy as well.

There were aso fried durian but I forgot to try as was busy with other sections. :( Felt quite sad that I didn't manage to take some of the fried durian.

I'm not sure if this is called pocket money or money pocket eh? Well, I forgot what was inside these pocket money already but I'm sure that it tasted nice. Forgot what's inside but remember that it tasted good??? I'm so weird.

Cheese Baked Escargots. Disappointed with it. Shouldn't have take so many of them. The cheese were so hard and the taste wasn't really nice. It's cold and the escargot wasn't so fresh. A big NO to these. Felt bad for Shujin as he loves escargots. Maybe we should head to Victoria Station for some nice escargots. :P

I made a claypot sort of thing for myself. Wee, there's mussels and vege in it. There's a few sauce to choose from when you choose the ingredients of claypot being placed at a section. Oh, there's a few mini stoves being placed on your table. So you just add in sauce into the claypot of raw food before you bring it back to your table to be cooked in the mini stove.

These mussels were really fresh. :)

Grilled eel. One of my friend's favourite. Not sure if he really loves it so much or he just loves taking this so much. LOL Cause he ordered this grilled eel for uncountable times that night. These eel tasted awesome~!!! I really love it. With the sauce and sesame on top of the eel, it was just so delish.

Last but not least, special soup. Don't know what's the name of it so just call it as special soup. Hehe. I need to tell you something, the bread/pastry on top of the cup is so so crunchy and it's freshly baked from the oven!!! I really love the bread/pastry. You can smell a strong scent of butter in the bread/pastry, it's so rich and it tasted a little sweet too. The soup in the cup were very creamy and flavorful. Dip the bread/pastry into the soup is just so yummy. I'm missing the bread/pastry right now.

...To Be Continue...

UP NEXT -- PART III of Jogoya Session at Starhill KL

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Jogoya Session at Starhill KL - PART I

Sorry guys, this is another "long-time-ago" post. Went to Jogoya after working for SRG. It's like a after-work eating session to us. Yes, it's a very expensive eating session indeed. But, despite the $$$ we get for and the fact that I really really wanted to go Jogoya so badly, it's something that I can't miss isn't it? ;)

Well, we reached there about approximately 5.45pm? My friends were waiting at the Jogoya's entrance. And we are still waiting for others' arrival. When everyone reached, we were given two big round tables that are available inside those see through bamboo look-a-like walls. It's like we're being isolated from the outside world a.k.a others customers in Jogoya and those food sections.

We were the earliest group to reach there that day. I assume that's because it's a weekday? Without wasting any time, we looked through the items being displayed on the table.

Some Jogoya bloggers will mention about this, bull shaped metal clips. Number of your table is attached on the metal clips. What do you do with these metal clips thingy? Bring it along with you when you're visiting those different food sections. Most of the food sections have something that will be cook by the chefs there on the spot. So, if you want something to be cook, simply throw put the metal clip onto the respective bowl available. The chefs there will collect and cook the items you asked for. Your food will be serve to you and the metal clip will be given back to you so that you could continue making orders.

Since we have a total of 21 people going there, they gave my friend (the one who booked for the dinner) a VIP membership card. Therefore, we got the chance to try out the VIP items from any of the section. I can't wait to venture into their food sections at that time. Why? Cause it costs RM88++ per person leh, not cheap you know. Plus, I get to try their VIP items~! =)

So, which shall I start first??? I'm so into going back to Jogoya right now as I think that there's a wide selection of food, and they're all fresh!!! I got loads of items that I didn't get to try on that day too. I think I will divide this Jogoya post into 4 different sections. Part I will be appetisers, Part II will be random items, Part III will be the VIP items, and last but not least Part IV for drinks and desserts. Was kinda sad cause did not take many other food photos. But, never mind. @_@

Due to CNY is coming that time, we got ourselves a complimentary Yee Sang~!!! (Yeah~!) The plate of Yee Sang looked rather colorful to me. I did not any good feeling on that plate of Yee Sang. As usual, all the good wishes and bla bla bla are being thrown during the "lou sang" session.

After the "Lou Sang" session, each of use took some of the Yee Sang and, oh my goodness~! Their Yee Sang were delicious~ Trust me, I did not expect their Yee Sang to be yummy. Really! LOL, but their Yee Sang did give me a good sign that their good are delish.

So, took 4 bowls of appetisers to try out as they looked cute and refreshing. First was the Kimchi Tako. Basically, there were octopus mixed with some kimchi. If you ask me I really don't know how it tasted. I think it's pretty much common hence couldn't remember if it's tasty or not.

Next, King Crab Mushroom. I must say that the mixture of the king crab with the mushroom pieces, with some nuts were actually quite nice. The aromatic mushroom and nuts helps to bring out more flavor to it. :)

We also took a bowl of the Mynmar King Crab. Well, it's nothing special. Just that there were some pineapples with crab meat in the mini bowl. Nothing spectacular about it.

Last but not least, Sweet and sour Clams. Although they sliced the clams into quite thin slices, but I find the overall of it was quite nice. A little bit of sweet and sour mixed with the thinly sliced clams were actually quite refreshing and yummy. Definitely a good appetiser. :)

Now, my all time favourite and a "can't miss it" item whenever I'm in a Japanese buffet restaurant, Sashimi!!! I tell you, their sashimi were really FRESH and tasty~! Dip them into the wasabi, yummylicious~ I'm in heaven.

I also took some prawns as they do looked tempting and fresh to me. No doubt, they were really really sweet, succulent, and crunchy. Oishii~!

...To Be Continue...

UP NEXT -- Part II of Jogoya Session at Starhill KL

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