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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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MediTeca Wine Tapas KL Smile Jul 04, 2013   
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Categories : European | Restaurant | Seafood | Group/Family dining

Mediteca @ Fraser's place, smack in the middle of busy downtown KL and amidst million ringgit swanky luxury suites and a mere 10 minutes walk from KLCC (though it took me almost an hour navigating traffic from Jalan Ampang but what is KL without the traffic?)
Complimentary bread

Complimentary bread

 
Firstly I'm not a big fan of spray on food. To me anything that comes out from a spray nozzle is used to annihilate pesky bugs. For the EVOO and Balsamic vinegar, I'd much prefer the traditional pour and dip.
Stewed Sardines with Tomato Basil Sauce

Stewed Sardines with Tomato Basil Sauce

 
Stewed Sardines with Tomato Basil Sauce RM24
Not my favourite due to the strong fishy taste and smell and for the typical Malaysian sardines are associated as swimming in tomato and IN A CAN. So after a customary and obligatory bite, that's it for me.
Casserole of Stewed Beef Cheek

Casserole of Stewed Beef Cheek

 
Casserole of Stewed Beef Cheek RM12
Perfectly cooked beef cheeks served in a little casserole dish and a delight to eat by itself or the accompanied baked on site bread. A wonderful play with spices make this tiny but hearty dish an absolute wonder for the mouth. The best dish of the evening!
Bruschetta with Rocket Salad and Artichoke

Bruschetta with Rocket Salad and Artichoke

 
Bruschetta with Rocket Salad and Artichoke RM22
I must admit that I'm not a big fan of vege on vege but I can't fault the chef for putting a handsome price as the combination of peppery rocket salad, artichoke, tomato on a perfectly crispy bruschetta is an absolute wonder. A word of advice, eat it fast, then again it's tapas, you are supposed to.
Garlic Prawns

Garlic Prawns

 
Garlic Prawns RM22
3 skewers of prawns coupled with roasted garlic. Perfectly cooked and perfectly coupled with the roasted garlic. A great start though we were forewarned by the beautiful host Rachel that "we were in for a meal".
Seafood Vermicelli

Seafood Vermicelli

 
Seafood Vermicelli RM36
As for the mains we were served seafood vermicelli, with seafood. More like spaghettini with offerings from the dining halls of Poseidon, the dish is my second favourite for the evening as everything Poseidon gave was given due justice in this non too subtle seafood dish. I would say the vermicelli ties this dish up perfectly.
Entrecote Tagliata with Parmesan & Glazed Mushrooms

Entrecote Tagliata with Parmesan & Glazed Mushrooms

 
Entrecote Tagliata with Parmesan & Glazed Mushrooms RM70
Fancy name for a sir/strip loin beef done perfectly with roasted garlic and button mushrooms. The Parmesan cheese was beautifully masked and this is a worthy red meat dish nonetheless. I've had better beef dishes (the casserole of stewed beef cheeks) so I'm a bit biased on this one. That's the trouble when one reaches the climax on the very first bite. Darn it!!
(L) Baked Rosemary Custard RM12  (R) Yogurt Mousse with Mango Cream

(L) Baked Rosemary Custard RM12 (R) Yogurt Mousse with Mango Cream

 
(L) Baked Rosemary Custard RM12 (R) Yogurt Mousse with Mango Cream RM16
I found yogurt mousse with mango cream offering a tad too sweet, trying to discern the yogurt but the mango sauce made it difficult. Baked rosemary custard is more to my liking though at my advance age, I tend to mellow down my sweet cravings. The rosemary tang wasn't too subtle, you know it is there and the crackling of caramelised sugar adds a very nice touch.

Write up by Lawrence Lim
Photo by Cheryl Chan
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Casserole of Stewed Beef Cheek
 
Date of Visit: Mar 05, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately RM80(晚餐)

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 5  |  
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 5  |  
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 4

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Lunch OK Oct 05, 2013   
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Categories : Chinese | Food court | Burgers / Sandwiches

 
We've ordered their pork chop bun set with "nai cha" for Rm13.90 then topped up another Rm2 for the melting cheese as recommended by their staff. Pork Chop was huge in portion but becareful with the bone, and the bread was quite soft in the inside but I found the "nai cha" to be diluted, much influenced from the local teh tarik. It was served in a paperbag for those in a rush.
 
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2nd visit OK Oct 05, 2013   
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Categories : Japanese | Restaurant

The first visit was great and we were spoiled with choices of toppings on top of their gyudon (beef don). It was indeed a pleasant visit that we came back for second time.

 
Trying something different from their usual gyudon to see if they can still excel in others.
Curry don was not like the usual japanese powdery non-spicy curry but type of curry from our own country which we don't like. Teriyaki udon with running egg was spoiled by the excessive kewpie japanese mayo. It was too sweet to go with the rice. Others were part of the sets.

 
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Dinner OK Oct 05, 2013   
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Categories : Western variety | Café | Pizza/Pasta | Burgers / Sandwiches

 

 

 

 
I wanted to try this small bottle of wine since my first visit a few months ago.
So both of us ordered White Wine-Hardys Nottage Hills for RM22.
If I remembered correctly, one small bottle was just enough for 2 full wine glasses which were perfect for us.
We don't have to figure out what to do with the wine in case we couldn't finish it.

 
Soup of the day -Pumpkin soup for RM10.
Very big portion for me. It was almost 2 palm size of mine.

 
Wild Mushroom Soup for RM18.

 
Red Wine Chicken for RM40.

 
Fusili Carbonara for RM30.
I love love love carbonara!
I would definitely try carbonara if it is on the restaurant menu.
This was too salty and the sauce was too thick for me, I didn't finish it.

I left a good impression on this place for its superb service and hospitality, with relax ambience,
especially suitable for couple <3
However, the food quality is not as good as expected given the price they charge.
Maybe only a piece of cake and wine for the next visit.
 
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Dinner OK Oct 05, 2013   
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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Private Party

 
Very easy to spot this restaurant as it occupies one whole bungalow unit along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.
However, parking unit is very limited, like 4-5 cars only.
So we parked at the parking space just behind, but being charged by the another restaurant that claimed the parking belong to them. Paid RM5.

 
Since we have 9 people, we demanded for private room.
(Minimum expenses is RM300)
These are all the decorations and furniture in our room.

 
Mango Kerabu -Large
We ordered one meat and one vegetarian, total RM67.80 for both.
Meat one definitely tasted better than the vegetarian one.
At first i thought only the ingredient inside is different, but no, the yam texture is different too.

 
Philippines Fried Eggplant -Small.
We ordered two as well, to cater for 9 people.
RM23.80 for both, RM11.90 each.
It is one of the must-try appetizer here.
More like eggplant with tempura/french fries style, then add a bit of sweet and spicy sauce.

 
Indonesian LaLa -Large.
Ordered 2 plates, total RM99.80 for both, RM49.90 each.
Yes, the lala is tasty, but not the big portion as large.
RM49.90 for this plate is expensive.
p.s: This is according to seasonal price, price not available in the menu.

 
Cencalok Prawn-Large.
Ordered 2 plates, RM177.80 for both, RM88.90 each.
Almost RM10 each prawn. Seriously???

 
Steam Seck Pan.
Ordered one, RM75.80.

 
1919 Homemade Tofu.
Ordered 2 plates, RM47.80 both, RM23.90 each.
This is another must try at 1919.
Tofu is so smooth and the vege besides not only for decoration, edible also.

Including rice for 8 people and tea, the bill came to us for RM662.85.
Bear in mind that the service charge of 5% alone costs us RM31.55.
That's an average of RM73.65 per person!
Such a rip-off!
We were all very shocked and never expected it to be such expensive.

Well, the service is good with friendly staff and cosy environment that feels like home.
Definitely not noisy, good place for gathering.
Feedback were asked and we said too salty for both visits.
If the environment is homey/old times oriented, please make the food less salty as mama's cooking as well?
 
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