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Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

Early evening, the month of MIGF celebration, and the walkway to the Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant at the east tower of Berjaya times Square hotel were spacious. The restaurant was commodious, separated from the hustling noises from the street, high up on the 14th floor , with a killer view of KL city skyline. Staffs were all working in the wing, and essentially showing much enthusiasm to serve our table of 8. The chef’s table experience excels in their own way as part of the dining experience when customers were separated from the glass enclosed cooking space, providing diners with a view of the culinary action, without the heat of the noise.

With more than 24 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Chef Val Murugan’s superintendence has earned Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant multiple awards with the most recent being Best Fine-Dining Restaurant, World Gourmet Award (2017) and the prestigious Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, MIGF (2015).

1.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

In conjunction with the MIGF 2018, Samplings on the Fourteenth currently offers special MIGF Macao Cuisine with a 3-course set dinner priced at RM 178 nett per set. Showcasing Protugese Squid Salad as appetiser before a comfort soup of potato and kale to warm the get the palate ready for the entree of Macao Garlic Prawn and the main course of hyperminimalist treats of either Grilled Fillet of Marble 7 Wagyu Tenderloin or the Confit of Soon Hock.

2.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

3.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

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5.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

Both the entre and main happened to be my personal favourite for the evening. Macao Garlic Prawn were delightfully cooked beautifully and cleverly seasoned for a tantalising bite. I like both the prawn and the fish. The chef served not only fine seafood, but also steak that is likeable. Would have been greater if they checked the preferred cooking time for our meat – this one was a little cooked but given the friendly service with such gorgeous view; one would enjoy the ambiance enough to not remember what’s lacking in their dishes.

6.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

7.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

8.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

9.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

Sweet finishing demonstrated how we shouldn’t judge a dish by its plating but the Serradura and Macaron could really use a little styling work.

10.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

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For further enquiries or reservations, kindly contact Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpurs Dining Concierge at +60 (3) 2117 8121 or e-mail bth.diningreservations@berjayahotel.com.

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Plane in the City Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur– Boeing 737 aircraft restaurant

Throughout the years, I’ve noticed a growing trend of new dining entertainments with dinner menu to be enjoyed alongside theme and entertainment. Whether it is themed speakeasy bars or those hidden cocktail bistros, it gets more and more overwhelming each time. This year, brought to us by the same names behind the iconic Dinner In The Sky- Two Spicy Entertainment, it’s dining inside a real aircraft in the middle of the city. It has been fascinating to see how receptive Malaysian diners are towards entertaining dining, and more so on how the unabating interests prolonged while each trend lasted.

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Landed a couple of months ago and launched in April, this Boeing 737 aircraft now permanently transformed into a unique dining space with a three-course meal created by the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. With two sessions per day with each lasting 90 minutes to fit all three courses, a wing walk experience, and a cockpit tour and photo opportunity, it would be a struggle conclude if this experience is worthy of the prices paid. Like actual airline, dining menu are categorized into classes . The first class experience costing RM 999 will include a stay at the hotel Le Meridien whilst Business and Economy Class will cost RM 399 and RM 199 respectively.

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It is certainly one of the most exciting restaurants in the city, but not quite entirely known as an epicenter of most fabulous dining experience depending on what exactly is to be anticipated. If you’re looking for an easy and reliably good dinner along some relaxing affair, spend the money elsewhere. But if seeking a bit of adrenaline rush and excitement from having to juggle through all three courses and both cockpit visit and Wing walk, as well as the mandatory checking in on social media postings; Plane in The City here wouldn’t be a mistake. You don’t even need to enlist their cabin crew for the service- extensive assistance are provided with confirmed joy and fun factor.

There is option to book an entire session privately but take note this standard seating accommodates up to 20 pax at one go.

Plane in The City is located at :
231, Bukit Bintang Street, Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.1471475,101.7182938
Tickets and reservations: https://www.planeinthecity.com/
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/planeinthecity/?_rdc=1&_rdr

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Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

 

Privileged to be tasting the new addition from my favourite dining establishment, there is absolutely nothing quite like the indulgence of the lovely Afternoon Tea especially when it is with some friends I haven’t seen in a while. Fritz Brasserie at Ground level of Wolo Hotel is now serving these tiers of sweet and savoury dainty bite sized treats featuring their new menu of delectable bites like the chicken curry kapitan with cilantro mayo and a smoked salmon croissant, as well as a variety of sweets, including their newest range of Baby Cakes. Being invited to taste the new serving, it was the perfect and most wonderful excuse to sit through the middle of the afternoon and leisurely sip through your tea or coffee.

 

1.1Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

1.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

2.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

3.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

4.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

 

Serving high tea daily from 3-6pm and for RM 55+ per person, this is including a pot of tea of your choice, or if you’d prefer coffee. I personally love tea at tea sessions and appreciates the art of afternoon tea very much despite the higher sugar content in general. But the art of afternoon tea has gradually from where it is originated became what we seemed as a fashionable indulgence. Even more so when it quickly spread from common tea rooms to the garden. Here in Fritz Brasserie, things are better with the first-class services from their meticulously well-dressed service crew, in the overwhelmingly decorated interior at the establishment. This no – nonsense modern European designed establishment with grand chandelier over the space with high ceiling and tall window panes would be the ideal place providing calm and serenity to keep those hunger pangs in between lunch and dinner at bay.

 

5.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

6.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

7.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

8.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

9.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

10.Afternoon Tea @ Fritz Brasserie (Ground Floor, Wolo Hotel)

 

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Fritz Brasserie is located at:
Ground Floor, WOLO, Bukit Bintang Street,
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hour: Daily 7am-1am
Phone: 03-4065 0876
https://brasseriefritz.com/
GPS: 3.1470646,101.711406

 

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Down to Bones @ OUG , Taman Overseas Union

Down to Bones @ OUG , Taman Overseas Union

 

Not a place for first dates and definitely not for white shirts cause things are way better digging with hands if you asked me. Down to bones (DTB) at OUG has always been that to go on my rib tearing and polishing list of ferocious pork rib stop. It can be a messy feed but plan ahead and be rewarded because the menu have developed a cult following amongst meat lover since the days from when their pop up store operates on weekends two years back. Plenty of lip smacking and finger licking going on. Salivation will be impossible to stop with the sticky rich coat over tender moist meat. Yet, there is more than just rib at this now-operating-at-a shop neighborhood eatery. Go for the comforting butter garlic sauce with pork chunks and this Butter sauce Spaghetti (RM 16) was nicely cooked and perfectly topped with a gorgeous boiled egg. And when indecisive of either Hot Wings or Honey Soy wings, there is the half and half option so greedy people like me can taste the both.

 

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2.Down to Bones @ OUG , Taman Overseas Union

 

The star-status dish is DTB’s tender, two stick slow-cooked Pork Ribs (RM 23) in DTB sauce – they require just the right amount of tug to pull the meat clean from the bone. These beauties take their name in pride with the treasure coming with sticky saucy goodness. So get ready to roll up your sleeves and pile a tray with meat that falls off the bone. Forget about what comes accompanying the ribs because both the mash and coleslaw looked and tasted trashy next to the glorious meat. Called me old fashion but some old faithful pairing of rib and fries would be a superb experience here. That missing kick is compensated by a good icy cold beer which by the way is probably the best thing to order from their ridiculously tiny beverage menu. It is either that or bottled water.

 

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4.Down to Bones @ OUG , Taman Overseas Union

 

Choices of food are old fashioned in general but classic pig is what it is. The sides and add ons are heavy and perhaps too fatty when paired with all the rib and creamy pasta but the only thing that appeared light and easy wasn’t flattering either. Coleslaw was especially thick and soaked in the rich dressing I can hardly taste the cabbage. Pork Soup reminds me of water brought to boiled to cook the many, many ribs which conveniently then turned into and served as soup. Not something I would recommend ordering.

 

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6.Down to Bones @ OUG , Taman Overseas Union

 

The location hasn’t changed. Only now they are in a shop and if you are powerless to resist the smoke and oil from the stove, take the outdoor seats.

 

Down to Bones is located at:
8, Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3,
Taman Overseas Union,
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-7972 0130
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/downtobones/?_rdc=1&_rdr
Business Hour: Daily 12–3:30PM, 6–10:30PM. Thursday closed
GPS: 3.0735115,101.6718308

 

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Babe x Cuca

 

Chef Kevin Cherkas of the famed Cuca Restaurant in Bali and Chef Jeff Ramsey of Babe Kuala Lumpur came together as one for the most interesting culinary experience this month. Think Japanese meets Spanish over 20 canapes and 4 wines to pair, with one of the best views in KL and some groovy music to sway along. It was an experience filled with bites of creativity and food science with extravagant ingredients beautifully paired to bedazzle the guests.

 

Sitting on the 11th floor of Clearwater in Damansaraa Heights, Babe is all about fun dining and along with the stunning killer view of the city skyline. Chef Jeff Ramsey, is the first and only American to earn a Michelin star during his tenure at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. And recently earning top 10 restaurant in Asia, the modern fusion cuisine at Cuca Bali has long known for their passion and clever cooking techniques. Created by Michelin-trained Chef Kevin Cherkas and launched in Jimbaran, Bali 2013, Cuca serves-up flavourful bites that pairs fantastic with everything else during the occasion. It’s a first-class flare to an incredible gourmet collaboration.

 

Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble

 

Canapes menu:
Sambal Lolli –Sweet Tomatoes, Multi-seed Cracker, Kaffir Lime
Fish & Chips –Whipped Fish Mouse, Sweet Potato Crunch, Spring Onions
Chicken Char Siu –40-Layer Crispy Chicken Skin Terrine, Sesame Seed and Spring Onion
Sashimi Spring Rolls –Chopped Sashimi with Crispy Shell, Soy Gelee and Spring Onion
Bunga Telur Crystal Chip – Nori Aioli, Bonito Puree and Yuzu
Baked Scallop –Sweet Scallops, Mashed Cauliflower, Toasted Butter Crust
King Crab and Black Truffle Chawanmushi –Savoury Custard with Dashi, Ginger and Butter Ankake
Popcorn Chicken – Crispy Marinated Chicken, Sesame Dust, Zucchini Pickles
Duck and Coke –Roast Foie Gras and Duck Confit Terrine with Pickled Mustard Seed and Coke-Gelee
Bali Soft Tacos –Homemade Brown Rice Tortillas, Braised Mushrooms, Chili Salsa
Pea-Nots- Pad Thai Prawn, Lime, Tamrind, Sesame Seed and Spring Onion
Chili Chicken Satay –Spiced Chicken, Toasted Coconut, Lemongrass
Chicken Char Siu –40-Layer Crispy Chicken Skin Terrine, Sesame Seed and Spring Onion
Hot Potato- Onion Fudge, Charred Scallions, Spiced Keluak Gravy
Wagyu Temari –Seared MB9 Wagyu Beef Sushi with Arima Sansho Soy Glaze
Mango Yolk- Liquid Mango, Citrus, Eggshell
Lie Mau- Kaffir Lime and Calamansi Curd with Milk Tea Skin
Apple French Toast- Cinnamon Spiced Apples, Creamy Yogurt, Tarragon
Babe-En-Dazs- Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwich with Valrhona Guanaja Chocolate Coating

 

Here’s the 20-course canapes, served nonstop over 2 hours. It was great to see familiar faces and a privilege to be at the occasion.

 

 

Babe Restaurant is located at:
11th Floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan,
Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Website: http://babe.com.my/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babejapas/
Tel: +603.2095 8599
Enquiries: hello@babe.com.my

 

Cuca Restaurant is located at:
Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel.,
Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Website: https://www.cucaflavor.com/
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/cucaflavor/?rc=p
Tel: +62 361 708066

 

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Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia x Hungry Bear @ Melaka

 

Some of the finest producers come together at the Pizzart campaign to once again bring patrons and customers an amazing food experience. Featuring dishes from some of the best restaurants, plus four pizza inventions specially created by Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia, the Taste of Anchor Food Professionals presents cheesy festive edition, and a whole new level of global food trends in the local scene.

 

Fonterra’s leading dairy foodservices segment, Anchor Food Professionals celebrate this festive season with lots of cheese melting and pulling, as well as lots of meats and a true satisfaction of pizza indulgence. As well as the participating kitchens, though, hungry punters can also look forward to supermarket and groceries where they can stock up on some of the finest ingredients in town.

 

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If you’d like to taste what these fine ingredients can do to your cooking and baking, look no further. Here’s what I had when I went down south and sampled some pretty gorgeous pizzas at Hungry Bear in Melaka. This exclusive blogger preview shared the same session of the house pizza eating challenge. Some of the participants were really young and boy it was super cute watching juniors eating so seriously. Made me wonder what had them signing up to eating challenge at the first place?

 

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Nevertheless, the contestants probably enjoy the pizza a lot like how I enjoyed it. Director of Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia, Ms Linda Tan was present at the occasion and has spoken about how the brand taps into their New Zealand- based research and going beyond their role as consultants to keep partner restaurants and clients. I don’t deny the taste of these amazing creations. My favourite is the Cheese Pretzza with options of minced chicken and despite naming it pretz, it is made with their pizza dough incorporated with Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream, and shaped into gorgeous pretz and meticulously filled with fillings in every single bite. Be ready to taste Anchor Cream Cheese, Anchor Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Anchor Colby and Cheddar Cheese; and cleverly pairing this with their house carbonara sauce as dipping sauce, this one I don’t mind having it again.

 

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Also sampling the Masala Pizza Rolls (RM 29.80), these inventive pizzas are definitely cool in not only the taste, but thoughtfully the size and shapes of it. Fun sized pizza filed and loaded with Anchor Shredded Mozarella Cheese, Anchor Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Anchor Colby and Cheddar Cheese along Masala meat and spinach, it was not the only thing that’s impressive. I’ve had the regular pizzas and they are good for pizza lovers. Tomyum flavour in particular really stands out with the spike of sharp tang and spicy.

 

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Hungry Bear is located at:
G1 & G2, BB Bazaar, Jalan Delima 2,
Taman Kerjasama, 75450
Bukit Beruang, Melaka
Tel: 06-231 2828
Opens: Monday – Sunday (9am-10pm)
GPS: 2.245645,102.2727865
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/hungrybear

 

Hungry Bear isn’t the only outlet with these artisanal pizzas by the Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia. It is also available at U Pizzeria in Subang, Selangor Pizza House in Bandar Utaman, Pizza 185 in Bandar Puchong Jaya, The Butcher’s Table in PJ, US Pizza in Bayan Lepas & Georgetown, Penang and Bukit Mertajam, and Mustard Sandwich house and Food & Desire in Ipoh, Perak. In Johor, head to Finale Kitchen Bar, and Kota Kinabalu, at The Chubs Grill and mad Ben Café. Also, in Sarawak, the Osome Wood Fired Pizza, Chillax Café & Bistro and Bistecca & Bistro.

 

Have a Cheessy festive celebration.

 

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Crab Factory @ Johor

 

Another exciting crab experience at the Johor food trip not long ago had me questioning how so that I have never once visited their Klang Valley outlet in PJ. Crab Factory brings Johor a unique seafood menu and interactive dining experience at this beautiful enclave much alike mini Paris (or a mini European township). Located not too far from Mount Austin, the second day with the bunch of makan kaki started with huge and fresh seafood as opposed to dainty bite sizes of sashimi from the first day. If you asked me, I think all our cholesterol probably raised by 20% during that 2 days. The amount of seafood (and everything else in between) can easily feed me for a week. Generous sizes and amount aside, it was by far the best seafood I have had in the past 6 months at least, if not the juiciest. How so I haven’t been eating at the PJ outlet? They were so good!

 

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Crab Factory Johor

 

Unsurprisingly, the focus in crab factory is the seafood and the eatery promise nothing but the finest and freshest dishes. With no plating skills required, everything is eaten right from the table. And the sweet crustaceans are absolutely something I will gladly snap on a bib and dive right in at any time. Also feel free to mess the entire table so long as you don’t eat from the wrong pile.

 

Served in a plastic bag and dripping with a house sauce made from garlic butter, and together with vegetables, these meals are presented in packages as such: Crab Lover Shiok (2-3 pax), Crab Lover Party (4-5 pax), and Crab Lover Giler (7-9 pax) priced at RM 49.90 or RM 59.90 per pax. I thought it was a fantastic deal for seafood lover. I would eat this again anytime and work on the calories later.

 

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If fresh crabs, prawns, lobsters, crawfishes, or even mussels with every crevice coated with delicious sauce isn’t a reason to get messy then I don’t know what is. This one is indeed a lovely and ideal place to feast for every occasion and any celebration, so long as it is not a proposal. Don’t believe me? Watch this saved stories from the 2 days 1 night Johor food trip.

 

Review on blog at https://wp.me/p1tyh7-25B

 

Crab Factory Johor is located at :
G14, Block B,
Jalan Jaya Putra 1/1,
Bandar Jaya Putra,
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
GPS: 1.567528,103.776731
Tel: 07-351 4062
Web: http://www.crabfactory.com.my
Hours: Tues-Sun: 12pm – 10pm, Mondays closed

 

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