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Cheryl Chan
This is Cheryl Chan living in Cheras. I am a Secretary, work in Ampang. I like to hang out in Ampang, Sungai Besi, Sri Petaling. Japanese, Italian are my favorite cuisines. I also love Café and Steamboat/Hotpot, Pizza/Pasta, Vegetables.
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Bad Dinner Cry Oct 05, 2013   
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Categories : Western variety | Bar & Pub | Pizza/Pasta | Burgers / Sandwiches


MyDeal Promotion
3-Course Meal
Starter: Mushroom Soup
Choice of one Main Course: Crispy Fried Fish with Creamy Onion Sauce
Grilled Stuffed Chicken served with Salad & Special Sauce
Chicken Ham Spaghetti
Dessert: 1 scoop of Ice-cream (Vanilla/ Chocolate)
Drinks: 1 Glass of Beer or Free Flow of Soft Drinks

for RM25 instead of RM52 per person.

 
Mushroom Soup
Great! +1

 
Grilled Stuffed Chicken served with Salad & Special Sauce
I ordered this, but I think the chicken was too dry and bland.
Had to eat it with the stuffed ingredient so that it wouldn't be too dry to swallow.

 
Crispy Fried Fish with Creamy Onion Sauce
Jason ordered this and thinks that the fried fish was too oily.

Since we both were not satisfied by our own choice, we swapped the main course.
The fried fish was not crispy at all!
I can only taste the greasiness rather than the fish itself.
Finally we managed to finish them.
*Blame the virtue of not wasting food*

 
1 scoop of Ice-cream (we chose Vanilla)
So-so.

At the end of our lunch, I asked Jason how much would he rate the food and he said only 2 out of 5.
One for the presentation and the other one for the mushroom soup.
 
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Oyster Omelette Cry Oct 04, 2013   
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Categories : Chinese | Food court | Seafood

After the satisfying dinner of fresh seafood at the back alley, we walked along Jalan Bunga Raya for another well-known oyster omelette (蚵煎,pronounced as Oh Chien in Hokkien Language) among the locals for generations.

 
Located in Medan Makan Boon Leong, this stall can be easily spotted with crowd constantly waiting for this delicacy. It only operates from 8pm onwards and do expect a long queue with stuffy hot weather.

 
Each round of cooking takes around 10 minutes and can only prepare up to 6 servings.
Imagine our expression when there are more than 20 orders ahead.

 
The lady beside will then pack according to the orders.
It will then garnish with coriander leaves, with the option of dry chilies.

We have chosen to dine in the coffee shop just next to it, hoping to have it while it is still hot.

 
Looks delicious, but taste ok only. The oysters were small, starchy with the amount of flour being poured inside.
Dry chilies were spicy, but nothing more than that, no fragrance at all.
Skip this if you are in town, not worth the time.
Another overrated Malacca food.

 
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Namoo On The Park Cry Oct 01, 2013   
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Categories : Korean | Café | Burgers / Sandwiches | Noodles

 
I believe many have heard of Namoo on the Park (full name would be Namoo Korean Dessert Cafe and Bistro on the Park), the first ever Korean Dessert Cafe in Malaysia, along with its famous Rice Burger.
Unfortunately, we are not here for that.

 
Cake of the Day (White Chocolate Marshmallow Cake) RM9.90
This is what my mischievous friends would described as the cake that goes to gym with super hard 6 packs. I should have added the word, "with no sweat".
Seriously hard and dry, two uncommon words in describing a cake.

 
Sweet Pumpkin Cake RM10.90
On the first impression, it looks like Kuih Ubi Kayu (translated directly as tapioca cake) to me.
It is basically mashed pumpkin puree, being mould into the form of solid cake.
And you can totally skip the part where the sugar was supposed to be added. Rather too healthy and not the type of cakes that we have all imagined. I bet it would be great as low calories cake (if it were to be marketed that way) for ladies on diet.

Both of these cakes have vanilla ice-cream on the side. Actually I wouldn't know how to name it, since it was not freezing cold and in half liquid form when it arrived on our table. Hey, it was not my photographing time that caused this. Having it together with the cake inside the mouth is like adding lubricant to smoothen it but nothing more.

We weren't satisfied with the two cakes above and decided to order one more cold dessert, hoping to have a happy ending upon leaving here.

 
The King's Bing Soo RM16.90
Shaved Ice with Rice Cakes, Red Beans, Strawberries, Kiwis, Bananas, Peanuts and Ice-cream Sprinkled with Multi-grain Powder
What's with the melted ice-cream? I just couldn't comprehend it.
The ratio of toppings and green tea shaved ice just doesn't tally: By the time we finished all the toppings, still lots of shaved ice left in the bowl. And again, this has no sign of sugar appearance.

Despite the very relaxing ambiance for a cup of coffee or a slice of cake while chilling out with friends, the cakes were not up to my expectation, or perhaps, it is just the Korean cake culture that this side of me could not comprehend. Shall go for the famous Rice Burger on next round and leave the cakes or any dessert with melted ice-cream behind.

 
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Afternoon Tea @Thirty8 Cry Sep 30, 2013   (Related Review)
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Categories : Japanese | Chinese | Western variety | Hotel Dining | Fine Dining

So many positive reviews on Thirty8, Grand Hyatt that I've decided to make it as my next afternoon tea venue. However, this may not turn out to be the next positive one.

 
Upon arrival, we were stunned by its magnificence view of KL Petronas Twin Towers and wished we could have the seat closer to it. Needless to say that sunlight contributes to better photographs. Yet, we have received no reply in corresponding to that request. Hence a piece of advice to specify the seat during reservation.

 

 
Thirty8's Signature Cake RM25
Made its entrance in glass dome along with dry ice as if mystery yet to be discovered in the swirling mist. Butterscotch was then dripped to the top of what believed to be joconde cake. A feast for the eyes before it is being placed on the tongue. Now, verdict on my tongue was not as good as my eyes or even my photos would suggest; especially the banana ice-cream which it tasted like having too much of artificial flavoring.
Thirty8's Signature Cake is a must try, they said.

Thirty8's Afternoon Tea Set
Sweet
Plain and raisin scones with strawberry preserve and chantilly cream
Opera slice
Hazelnut eclair
Strawberry mousse slice
"Flowerpots"
Almond friands
Selection of macarons
(misspelled as macaroons in the menu instead)
Hazelnut biscotti
Savory
Finger sandwiches:
Cucumber, dill, cream cheese
Smoked salmon, chives,lemon butter
Egg mayonnaise, watercress
Chicken, horseradish
Selection of teas and coffee

The rate was RM68 per person but second person may opt for sharing by ordering own teas/coffee.

 
Different types of bread given for finger sandwiches; Mediocre in term of taste but appreciate the fact that they didn't come in soggy condition.

 
The scone was fluffy and not too dry.
Too many photos on other reviews showed their scones wrapped in napkin to keep warm but ours were not served in that way. It was the inconsistency in service that have got me so frustrated.

 
The name "strawberry preserve" might sounds better in menu but strawberries were nowhere to be seen. In fact, we have got 2 fruit jams of orange and strawberry along with chantilly cream.Again, they were not even jams of higher range.

 
I have nothing to shout about on opera slice and hazelnut eclair yet this strawberry mousse slice gave me the feeling of leftover from previous buffet session. The taste was artificial enough to be blend into lower range of confectionery shop. This has seriously brought down the standard of Thirty8's afternoon tea where we couldn't bring ourselves to finish that small piece though we have the virtue of not wasting food in any possible way. Just couldn't.

 
With that amount of butterscotch oozing out, I'll leave to your imagination on how sweet it was.
Double that sweetness as we had it in Signature Cake and "Flowerpots".
They have challenged on my tolerance towards sugar level and as if that wasn't enough, try lemon macaron that has been overpowered by sweetness.

Though desserts are meant to be sweet, but it is the art of controlling the amount of sugar and other elements that would make a masterpiece.

Along with Agnes, we had high expectations but imagine the frustration when it didn't even come close.
Thank you Agnes for this treat as celebration for my belated birthday but I guess we have picked the wrong afternoon tea venue. Agnes has escalate our concerns to the management and they will look further into the matter.

 
Spending per head: Approximately RM68(下午茶)

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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Seafood | Dim sum

 
When my sis approached me and asked whether will I be interested in having dinner at Royal Flush, I nodded in happiness as I have seen so many photos of this traditionally designed Chinese restaurant. Resembling chinese shrine or imperial palace, the price of dining here is rather "royal" too, but thanks to Groupon we get to dine at a more affordable rate.

 
Going against the usual norm of overlooking how spacious a restaurant is upon entering, all we saw was these giant vases which were located exactly in front of the main doors. Not sure which part of Feng Shui to cause such arrangement, but I doubt that any patron would be happy if they were to bump into that vases.

 
Royal Flush Chicken
(Pan-fried chicken sprinkled with seaweed)
Top that again with crispy and salty dried shrimps.
Quite a special combination to call for Royal Flush signature dish.

 
Hong Kong Style Steamed Patin
Though the sauce was good, this dish has lacked 2 keys to perfect steamed fish: fresh fish and good timing. What a waste to this Patin fish.

 

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My favourite dish of that night; silky smooth tofu being deep-fried and braised in the sea of dried scallops, top shell, and mushroom.

 
No particular name in the menu so I would like to name it "Kopiko", the coffee candy because it tasted exactly like one. Royal Flush managed to surprise us with this dessert that doesn't seem to tally with the imperial impression that it is trying to build.

Total damage was RM240 for 6 pax (after 60% discount). I wouldn't come back at a full price of RM100 per pax for the same food. In fact, I'd rather spend my money elsewhere.

 
Recommended Dish(es):  Claypot Pandan Tofu
 
Spending per head: Approximately RM40

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