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AmandaLaurenLee
This is AmandaLaurenLee living in Mont Kiara. I am a Personal AssistantI like to hang out in Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas, Bangsar. Japanese, Italian, European are my favorite cuisines. I also love Restaurant and Seafood, Burgers / Sandwiches, Fine Dining.
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Back again Smile Feb 10, 2016   
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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Seafood

For quick lunch after dropping by the bank to run some errands, we decided to eat at KIP Seafood which was mom's favourite. I was just there because nobody wanted to eat banana leaf rice as I suggested. 

 
This was a new addition and a definite must order whenever I see it. This is the traditional loh bak which is flavoured meat wrapped in bean curd sheets which will be deep fried to crispy perfection. Honestly this was nothing too great to shout about even though the meat was leaner than most places, only thing is the flavour was lacking.

 
By my request, we ordered this stir-fried potato leaves with brinjal in bean paste sauce. Oddly enough it came with several pieces of crisped up anchovies which I wasn't interested in. However this tasted really nice because of the salty sauce & softly braised brinjal which is my favourite.

The food here is rather weird in its flavour because the chef comes up with many different combinations. But all good so come here to give it a try!
 
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Porky afternoon Smile Feb 10, 2016   
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Categories : Chinese | Restaurant | Noodles

After running some errands for the boss at the bank nearby, my colleague & I dropped by Champ's for lunch. There were just too many people and with a long line, we decided that it was better to get something to eat first rather than stick around with the lunch-hour crowd. 

 
This was my favourite order of the day. It's bascally one century egg sliced into fours and served with a side of pickled ginger. I presume that this was a duck egg because the yolk was soft & custard-like which was heavenly to eat especially with the tangy yet spicy ginger. I could eat this all on my own. 

 
Then for main to share we ordered braised pork belly with preserved vegetables. This is my favourite comfort food which my grandma cooked often back home. Although the flavour profile isn't exactly the same as this is more savoury than sweet, I still think it's pretty good as the meat portion was big enough for two to share with lots of sauce & veggies. 

 
Rather than have a serving on rice, I opted for the fried mantao instead and dipped it into the pork sauce. This was fresh out of the fryer which was pretty amazing especially after getting soaked in lots of the preserved veggie sauce & some belacan chilli.

If you're around the area and is looking for something different, then try Champ's Kitchen. They have traditional shanghainese/taiwanese pork dishes which are actually pretty good even if it will clog an artery or two.
 
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Penang Craving Smile Feb 04, 2016   
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Coincidentally my boss is from Penang so his favourite food will no doubt be the kind that reminds him of home. Then luckily enough there's a place rather near our office that specializes in that so it comes as no surprise that he would go there for lunch rather often. 

 
The only thing I really like to order there is the Penang Loh Mee. The soup is super thick & flavourful, plus there's a nice kick from the grated garlic which you mix in. It's completely different from the regular loh mee we get at our local restaurants but it's also good. Even better if you ask for extra fried shallots to add with your noodles. 

 
Then the Prawn Noodles are pretty good too, or at least that is what my boss says. To me it's only mediocre because I had better ones in Ampang.

Another thing that I really like is their lobak and rojak. But we didn't order those that day because it would be way too greedy of us. Though we always order either one when we do have lunch there with our other colleagues. 
 
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Beef~ Smile Feb 02, 2016   
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A good friend recently got a job at Tujo and happily invited us girls there for dinner. that night I was just happy to be out of the house since it was the first day of the long weekend.

So all dressed up that's where we headed to and was mildly surprised by the interior - slightly mismatched but fun which I assume is their goal as it matches their 'fun' motto. However it wasn't really my taste especially the blinking coloured lights that were right above my table, giving me quite the headache. 

 
Upon recommendation I tried the beef bourguignon and was pleasantly surprised. I've tried this dish at other restaurants & was disappointed as it was mainly too sweet, then I have even attempted to cook it myself too but still could not get the flavour that I was hoping for. Tujo however have achieved that perfect balance where the stew was not overly sweet nor too salty. 

Although most of the beef were really tender, there were still a few pieces which were slightly on the drier side which I ignored. Also there are some rather fatty bits as well, but I presume that is also needed to give extra depth of flavour to the stew.

My dish came with a side of garlic bread which were quite bad honestly. It was not toasted well enough and to me seemed rather stale - as if it was store bought then sat at a counter all day. That I think was the only let down of this dish.

Can't wait to be back to have this again!
 
Date of Visit: Jan 30, 2016 

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Far drive  Smile Jan 29, 2016   
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With some free time over the weekend, mother decided to take a drive up to Semenyih for our favourite salt-fried chicken wings. It's kind of crazy to think that we'd go so far just to have some good food in between spending some quality time with family. But often times we do for adventures sake. 

 
THESE FRIED CHICKEN WINGS WERE THE BOMB. Crispy on the outside and super flavourful from the seasonings that were tossed over them after they come out of the fryer. Then, they also toss in lots of garlic, chopped chillies and spring onion. I can eat so many of these in one go.

 
And because this is my favourite, we also ordered a yam basked with pork meat. The yam was really yummy but I didn't really care too much about the filling cause it was too sweet for me. Though everyone else really liked it. 

 
We also ordered a steamed fsh with simple soya sauce & some sliced ginger. The fish was fresh so there was no mushy bits of meat and the sauce that it came with was good too. However there really isn't much to shout about.

If you are in the area then definitely pay this restaurant a visit if not just for the chicken. Trust me, you won't regret it 
 
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