Harvest Ground @ Sunway Geo

 

Eggettes, otherwise also known as the egg waffle has always been an iconic Hong Kong street snack. One that is almost a quintessential and while it has always been classic and nostalgic, it has been really common in the recent years for innovative modern twists. Harvest Ground seemed to nailed their rendition with some of the most local falvours. I was instantly drawn to Jack the Baba HK Eggettes (RM 20) because of that interesting combo of jackfruit and ice cream. The generous scoop of fresh coconut ice cream was pretty amazing along the shredded jackfruit. Plus the choice of salted gula Melaka caramel sauce, was quite a fascinating match all together to the otherwise boring eggettes that could really use a little more of that crispy.

 

1.harvest ground

2.harvest ground

3.harvest ground

 

The egg waffle isn’t the only innovative modern twist and despite being unsure of the core selling point, everything else is pretty innovative. Gua bao here folds a tender strip of fried chicken and even though their menu did not exactly make things easy when it comes to decision making, I was told the Taiwanese Ru Rou Fan (braised pork belly over rice) was good.

 

6.4.harvest ground

 

Fries for snacking didn’t quite leave a very impressive impression but these hits and misses can always be fixed with a better standard operating procedure.

 

5.harvest ground

4.harvest ground

 

Harvest Ground is located at:
No A-01-08, Level 1,
Block A, Sunway Geo Avenue, Jalan Lagoon Selatan,
Sunway South Quay, Bandar Sunway
Subang Jaya 47500
Tel: 012-751 1963
Monday- Thursday (11am- 9pm), Fri- Sat (11am – 10pm), Sunday Closed.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harvestground/?tn-str=k*F
GPS: 3.0653684,101.609708

 

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Fly direct to Phu Quoc, Vietnam

 

Vietnamese cuisine doesn’t quite win any points for complexity but when it comes to precisely how this simplicity scores with the clever combination of the best the land can offer, it is undeniably impossible for anyone to reject may of their popular dishes. Starting with pho to their famous sandwich, the dishes features predominantly the ingredients in the local diet. And what other best ways to eat them if not from the native land? And even better, to have those at where blue sky and white beach surrounding. Because AirAsia has announced their new direct route to Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Phu Quoc is the largest island of Vietnam, and a region famous for it’s delicious fish sauce so much so that fish sauce making is a tour all by itself. And with some of the first-rate cuisine, as well as the seafoods all over the beautiful island, it is much predicted that this place is going to be appearing on my social media real soon. Plus, AirAsia is flying 4 times weekly with all in fare stating from RM 98. Now that’s a stellar.

 

AirAsia announced that it will begin direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phu Quoc, Vietnam on Nov 2 this year with AirAsia Malaysia commercial head, Spencer Lee present at the launch event. Air Asia is the first airline to launch a direct service from Kuala Lumpur to one of ASEAN’s best-kept secrets.

 

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Of course, yours truly would be posting updates on social medias so lookout for that. Meanwhile, here’s one at the launch event.

 

 

Also read about my food trail with the #aabc, and other posts of Sycookies Food Travelogue when I travel out of Klang Valley for food.

 

 

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Absolute Thai Street Food @ MIdvalley Megamall

 

Currently in Thailand when drafting this particular post just makes it worst to have to describe my experience with Absolute Thai street food in Midvalley megamall. If I must put it bluntly, then the simplest and most accurate description is probably localised. All our order, including the drink, of which one of it is sold as the Thai coconut (RM 7), totally fail to live up to their reputation. Absolute Thai has been serving street food with comfortable indoor seating, mostly inside malls, but the eatery still qualifies as street food given the array of most popular and renown Thai street dishes. One of which is the Thai Chicken Porridge (RM 11.90) and the Beef Noodle (RM 15.90). Which turns out would be a delight to most Malaysians. Seasoning and taste profile are closely tied to the local palate so for those eager to satisfy the Thai street food cravings, I’d recommend skipping this one.

 

1. absolute thai street  (2)
2. absolute thai street  (3)

 

Lemon Grass (RM 4.90) drink weirdly has a wedge of lime and this one totally reminded me of our local limau ais. Safest order is probably the omelette but take note it isn’t a sharing portion.

 

3. absolute thai street  (4)

 

In Thailand, even if you don’t know where to look, there’s still a high chance to stumble upon treasure. While Bangkok’s street food already claiming their throne to be legendary, with critics and bloggers from all over the world dropping reviews and praises, there is indeed something magical about their cuisine that seemed familiar to most of us in Malaysia but yet still never fails to create a little bit of surprises each time. I am hoping that there will be more Thai restaurants in Klang Valley that could give us the same surprises.

 

 

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Currently in Thailand when drafting this particular post just makes it worst to have to describe my experience with Absolute Thai street food in Midvalley megamall. If I must put it bluntly, then the simplest and most accurate description is probably localised. All our order, including the drink, of which one of it is sold as the Thai coconut (RM 7), totally fail to live up to their reputation. Absolute Thai has been serving street food with comfortable indoor seating, mostly inside malls, but the eatery still qualifies as street food given the array of most popular and renown Thai street dishes. One of which is the Thai Chicken Porridge (RM 11.90) and the Beef Noodle (RM 15.90). Which turns out would be a delight to most Malaysians. Seasoning and taste profile are closely tied to the local palate so for those eager to satisfy the Thai street food cravings, I’d recommend skipping this one.

 

1. absolute thai street  (2)
2. absolute thai street  (3)

 

Lemon Grass (RM 4.90) drink weirdly has a wedge of lime and this one totally reminded me of our local limau ais. Safest order is probably the omelette but take note it isn’t a sharing portion.

 

3. absolute thai street  (4)

 

In Thailand, even if you don’t know where to look, there’s still a high chance to stumble upon treasure. While Bangkok’s street food already claiming their throne to be legendary, with critics and bloggers from all over the world dropping reviews and praises, there is indeed something magical about their cuisine that seemed familiar to most of us in Malaysia but yet still never fails to create a little bit of surprises each time. I am hoping that there will be more Thai restaurants in Klang Valley that could give us the same surprises.

 

 

Click HERE for more photos on flickr. Watch this appearing on my Youtube’s weekly vlog episodes.

 

Absolute Thai Street Food is located at :
LG Floor, Mid Valley City,
58000 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hour: 11 am – 10 pm daily
Phone: +60 3-2202 2708
GPS: 3.118518,101.676263
https://www.absolutethai.com.my/

 

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LG Floor, Mid Valley City,
58000 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hour: 11 am – 10 pm daily
Phone: +60 3-2202 2708
GPS: 3.118518,101.676263
https://www.absolutethai.com.my/

 

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Pork Rendang Nasi Kerabu at ANTE @ Solaris Dutamas

 

Celebrating patriotism with Pork Rendang Nasi Kerabu .Love it or hate it, this vibrant blue rice leaves a memorable impression upon the first sight. It is not unusual to see one but it is rare, and when spotted one, will be difficult to take your eyes off it. Served with ulam, the mix of flavour profile from the assorted raw vegetables that is being cut and chopped into tiny pieces puts together so much excitement on a single plate. Here at ANTE, kerabu meal is prep with some oink factor and the main protein source in this fiber and vitamin loaded portion meal is of course non other than their signature – pork. They celebrate patriotism this year with kerabu with pork rendang and I must say they are indeed some porky doyen when it comes to handling and serving them fresh in your dishes.

 

1. ANTE pork rendang kerabu

2.ANTE pork rendang kerabu

 

That is further confirmed when they rolled out other pork dishes and there’s absolutely a couple of it that was impressive. Pork come in all forms of cooking method—roasted, grilled, or even some frying until sizzling, with some being quintessential pork lover’s fav and some fusion twist that’ll guarantee salivating. And together with some booze, would be another perfect evening. Chermoula Spiced Pork Shoulder Steak was grilled so perfectly for amazing tenderness I will order this again anytime with add ons of more vegetables, not because I simply want my vege but because I also love their zucchini sides. Iberico Baby Ribs and House Smoked Bacon were charming. Meat is incredibly tender rand juicy, every bite tastes like luxury.

 

3.ANTE pork rendang kerabu

4.ANTE pork rendang kerabu

5.ANTE pork rendang kerabu

6.ANTE pork rendang kerabu

7.ANTE pork rendang kerabu

 

Pork isn’t their only pride cause Green Curry Seared Duck deserves the limelight as well. Quite a spectacular place for anyone who values fun, flavour, freshness – and value at every price point.

 

10.ANTE pork rendang kerabu

8.ANTE pork rendang kerabu

9.ANTE pork rendang kerabu

 

ANTE’s Pork Rendang Nasi Kerabu will be available for the special month of August as a lunch feature (11am to 3pm) from August 1st to 31st daily, at both ANTE Solaris Dutamas and ANTE One Utama outlets.

 

ANTE Solaris Dutamas (outside Publika)
A2-G1-09, Solaris Dutamas 1
Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-6206 3364
Operating Hours: 11.00AM – 10.30PM, Daily

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anteporksteaks/
GPS: 3.1705892,101.665491

 

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Eatomo Publika

 

Poke bowl. Pronounced as ‘po- kay’, is a Hawaiian dish commonly mistaken as Japanese origin because of the fresh raw cuts of fishes. The confusion probably happened because of the similar dishes by the Japanese – most likely zuke Don or donburi, and that most of us were more familiar with Japanese food as the cuisine gained its popularity over the years. While it may seem like a new trend, this simple and addictive Hawaiian dish has been around for centuries. And because local Japanese in Hawaii is a big ethnic group in Hawaii, it is no surprise of the influence in their food.

 

Up until 2015, we haven’t caught wind of this Hawaiian dish but when pokebowl becomes widely accepted (thanks to social media), people started being creative and infusing local elements to redefine the dish. Take note the real Hawaiian poke though, isn’t really instagrammable. So, this one is close.

 

2.Eatomo Publika

 

Meet the Pokelantan Bowl. Here at the Eatomo Solaris Dutamas, this one is made with the usual raw cuts of fish before finishing with a toss of lime and chili padi drizzle marinate, this truly is a marriage of Asian pacific. Resembling local dishes, the combination in this bowl is bursting full when it comes to the authentic Asian flavour.

 

1.Eatomo Publika

 

Another amazing protein source for those not too keen with raw fishes, Mentaiko Tamago rice is a good satisfaction although I find the portion a little small to fit the huge appetite I had during my visit. Personally, I like my mentaiko just as they are, but most are probably more accustomed to slightly more diluted flavour profile so having this with them thick slices of egg omelette and fragrant rice is topgallant.

 

7.eatomo publika

 

That wasn’t the only crowd pleaser, fresh oysters and mussels come with the breeze of ocean and sea. The plump and juicy oyster of a perfect one mouth bite size was my ultimate favourite, followed closely by the pot of mussel with that fancy sweet flavourful broth of nothing but pleasant.

 

3.Eatomo Publika
4.Eatomo Publika
5.Eatomo Publika
6.Eatomo Publika

 

Meaty bowls are inevitable, but for anyone dying to have raw leaves then you might have to pick any of their salad bowl, which I really don’t recommend unless if the determination to improve wellbeing of your gut is the main concern. Salads are like many other Japanese eatery, boring and unattractive.

 

8. Eatomo Publika

 

Seemingly trivial, but food is a way of life in the country and the ethnic diversity has resulted in such extraordinary food landscape. Who would have think that poke, a product of the indigenous native Hawaiian culture would fit perfect with the touch of Kelantan? This outlet gave me a better experience than the their first in Taman Danau Desa outlet for sure and at this blog entry point, there is a third outlet at Bangsar !!

 

Eatomo Publika is located at :
A2-G2-06 Solaris Dutamas,
No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 KL
Business Hour : Monday (closed), Tues- Thurs (12–3PM, 6–10:30PM)
Friday- Sunday (12–10:30PM)
Phone: 03-6412 2280
GPS: 3.1708147,101.665288

 

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Soon Soon Pan Mee & Fish Head Noodle @ Mutiara Damansara

 

With those mismatched tables and plastic chairs for seats, this newly expanded coffee shop space is loud, crowded and unrefined- just the way many of us would enjoy a comfort meal before casual trendy gossips and news- both fake or real. This isn’t a newbie in town but the recent expansion means a lot to some of their hardcore fan. Many are drawn into Soon Soon Pan Mee and fish head noodle by the reputation, and there is not a time of day when a crowd can’t be spotted outside, lining up or waiting for a table. Most come with family and larger group. Now with a bigger space means more seats and tables hence it is now shorter time in the line, so scene as such is possibly no longer visible.

 

 

It is almost not necessary to look at the menu when you are here, you’ll find everyone else sorta eating the same couple of dishes, and you should too: they are famous for making the best fish head noodle within this area. You’ll spot a bowl of glistening noodle dish on almost every table. Unlike typical fish head noodle, the broth here is slightly starchy and has what’s close to broth-like consistency. Each spoonful delivers soup made from rich stock that’s umami with a hind of sweet tang from the tomatoes and the pickled mustard green. Soup is thick also because of yam chucks that contributes a little starch to the texture of the soup. While it is not merely about the soup, each pieces of fillet were thick, cuboidal and fried correctly for sufficient crisp on the outside and moist juicy on the inside. The deep fried also helps lock the flavor of fish from within so it compliments the noodles in the soup.

 

1.Soon Soon Pan Mee & Fish Head Noodle
2.Soon Soon Pan Mee & Fish Head Noodle
4.Soon Soon Pan Mee & Fish Head Noodle
5.Soon Soon Pan Mee & Fish Head Noodle

 

Skip the pan mee and char chan teng breakfast all together cause why waste your quota on those when you can have the delicious fish head noodle? Of course, unless if you are not a fan of fish head noodle of which if so then you shouldn’t even bother visiting this shop then. They do however bring some nostalgic memories to the root of local coffee shop menu. Eggs are always fresh, I would order the half-boiled eggs every single time and they never fail me.

 

3.Soon Soon Pan Mee & Fish Head Noodle
6.Soon Soon Pan Mee & Fish Head Noodle
7.Soon Soon Pan Mee & Fish Head Noodle

 

Soon Soon Pan Mee and Fish Head noodle is located at:
18-1, Jalan PJU 8/5C, Damansara Perdana, 47820 PJ, Selangor, Damansara Perdana, 47820
Phone: 012-928 7632 / 012-634 6662
Business Hour: Daily 7am- 5 pm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restoran-Soon-Soon-Pan-Mee-Fish-Head-
GPS: 3.1648096,101.6068099

 

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HO HO Steamboat, Cheras on a regular weekday.

 

Some of the best time to enjoy the hotpot is when the temperature drops, or whenever it gets chilly after the rain. That happens most of the time but hotpot lovers really don’t regard that as factors for them crave and love for steamboat or hotpots. Malaysians crave steamboat all year round, but I am just surprised to see a few establishments operating side by side within a same row of premises here in Cheras. Settling with the one with the most crowd, we put our bets on HOHO Steamboat. And while they don’t offer a range of innovative soups and flavours, they have fresh crabs and seafood, as well as a wealth of other ingredients to dunk into the pot. We were told by the service crew that he would gladly return our money or exchange a new serving if we are not happy with the quality of their crabs. That is something highly unlikely to be heard from other steamboat restaurants so I really do admire that. In the 2 in 1 pot, we had clear and tomyam soup side by side and take note the later guarantees an intense flavor and mouth numbing sensation.

 

3.HO HO Steamboat Cheras

 

To keep up with the demand and to keep things interesting, many restaurants throw plenty of gimmick and trendy twists to the regular pot of soup. Some offers assorted soup based, while others make sure they are cut above the rest when it comes to choices of ingredients. The standard set here is a bit limited when it comes to premium ingredients, so I’d suggest spending a few more ringgit for some add ons or alacarte selections. Unlike most steamboat restaurants, they have noodle dishes in the menu, as well as things like the barbeque chicken wing. I’ve yet to find out if barbeque chicken wing is a pairing partnership with HOHO Steamboat restaurants, but they seemed to be available at where HOHO steamboat restaurants operates. The one in Bandar Puteri Puchong was very memorable so I went ahead and ordered the barbeque chicken wing here. Turns out, they were delicious as well. Also, on the table for the night was the Lala Meehon which wasn’t anything too fantastic that’s not to be missed, but at the same time not too much to complain.

 

1.HO HO Steamboat Cheras
2.HO HO Steamboat Cheras

 

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Ho Ho Steamboat is located at:
No. B26-G, Jalan C180/1,
Dataran C180,
43200 Batu 9 Cheras, Selangor
Business Hour: 3:30pm- 12 am daily
Tel: 010-259 7953
GPS: 3.036937,101.763109
http://steamboat.com.my/

 

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