Friday, December 29, 2017

Halal Chinese Noodles @ Melawati Mall - Mee Tarik Warisan Asli

The first time I tried Mee Tarik Warisan Asli was about 2 years back when we chanced upon a branch at Kota Damansara - The Strand area (yes.. we eat around that area a lot 😄) Le husband is a chinese noodle fan (handmade noodles only) and when he saw the branch, he insisted on eating there. Moi wasn't impressed. I don't rreally like to eat at these authentic Chinese Muslim restaurants  (Hui Cuisines)  because  they charge quite a lot for a dish and give you huuuuge portion that is for sharing that you end up either ordering a variety of dishes which can then feed an army OR eating one or two dishes that you have to share. Ok, so back to Mee Tarik @ The Strand - we ate once, I wasn't impressed cos it didn't suit my then very small kids palate. We found the noodles to be too spicy and we never set foot there again.

And then.. one day, my husband was being super nice to me and said he will bring me to Melawati Mall as I wanted to check out Rina Salleh's boutique there and delightfully attended to the kids while I shopped. As a gesture of appreciation, I said we can eat at Mee Tarik (don't judge me okaaaaay). 

The branch at Melawati Mall was spacious and ordering was a breeze. I don't know if they had revamped their menu since my last visit or I wasn't aware of all the dishes offered back then. But, there were fried rice options and egg drop soup for my kiddo that can't stand the heat. So, all was good. 

Husband ordered :

Mee Tarik Warisan @ Melawati Mall
Bao Bao Tea (in the backgroudn) and also I think this dish is wet noodle with lamb. Oh My God, this dish is super delicious! The noodle was soo smooth although a bit spicy. The lamb goes very well with the noodle. I was trying this while my husband went to pray (cos our order did not arrive yet) and I had to restraint myself from polishing off half of the bowl 

Halal Chinese Noodles @ Melawati Mall - KL

I ordered this mainly for my no 1, cos the description in the menu states something like fried noodle but this dish was a bit overwhelming for us. Maybe too much black pepper? and the texture of the noodle is different from the first dish. Both of my sons preferred the first dish over this.

Toothpick Lamb @ Mee Traik Warisan - Melawati Mall

This is a snack dish - toothpick lamb. The serving is big really, and its too spicy for me and the kids. We let Le Husband eat it by himself.

Egg drop soup @ Mee Traik Warisan - Melawati Mall
This soup was ordered for my 2 yo because I didn't know Le Husband ordered Dumpling Soup as well (not in picture) ah well, all for the best because he ate it straight from the humongous bowl even though he was sick and they gave serving bowls and he left me salivating over the dumplings which looked so silky - sigh)

This egg drop soup was also heart-warmingly delicious, if I wasn't too full and the bowl wasn't too huge, I could have slurped it to the last drop>

Fried rice @ Mee Tarik Warisan - Melawati Mall

So, much to my surprise, they have fried rice @ Mee Tarik! haha my kiddo ate a lot of it. So, I am a satisfied mum.

I was not a fan then, but am definitely a fan now, if only because of the lamb noodle dish and the dumpling soup! Will definitely come again.

Mee Tarik Warisan Asli have various locations in Malaysia.

Check it out from their facebook page here.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Restoran Sunda - Rumah Makan Cibiuk @ Kota Damansara

Rumah Makan Cibiuk @ Kota Damansara

Projek menggemukkan badan masih berlangsung hahaha.. nampak gaya nak kurus akan makan masa lama sikit ni..apa tidaknya.. Rumah Makan Cibiuk dah ada cawangan di Dataran Sunway okaaay. sederet dengan Mohd Chan Restaurant..kita pun apa lagi! Jom terjah 😋😋😋

Kita orang sebelum ni pernah pergi Rumah Makan Cibiuk yang dekat Wangsa Maju tu beberapa kali, sedap tapi tak sempat2 nak tulis entri, tahu2 dah lama nah haha, jadi since yang cawangan Kota Damansara ni baru buka dan kita pun baru juga lah terjah.. jadi blog ler cepat2 sebelum basi.

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Rumah Makan Cibiuk @ Kota Damansara

Rumah Makan Cibiuk @ Kota Damansara konsep dia very modern, selesa sangat, tapi kita duduk di meja panjang sebelah pintu masuk.. lampu dia sangat panas 😅 Yang best makan di sini adalah sambal nye yang beraneka, dia letak kat meja tepi je, ambil lah sambal apa yang u nak, tapi haritu I tak ambil sambal sebab dah order bawal masak pedas.. 

Milo Ais dan Alpukat @ Rumah Makan Cibiuk

Kalau makan di restoran Indonesia, memang tak pas kalau tak minum alpukat kan? Cuma alpukat ni nasib lah, kalau buahnya ranum sedap jusnya, kalau tak memang kelat jadinya. Hari tu jus alpukat memang sedap, manis buah dan lemak 😋

Ayam Bakar @ Rumah Makan Cibiuk - Kota Damansara

Okaaaay, lagi satu hidangan wajib kalau makan makanan Sunda adalah.. ayam bakar yup yup.. manis dan lembut.. sedaaaap.
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Cumi Bakar @ Rumah Makan Cibiuk - Kota Damansar

Kalau tak suka ayam.. nah cubalah cumi pula.. yang ni sedap dimakan masa hangat2.. lembut dan manis, bila sudah dingin cuminya macam kenyal sedikit.

makan best the strand
Sup Tulang @ Rumah Makan Cibiuk - Kota Damansara

Sup tulang ni kita order untuk anak I yang kecil mula2 nampak kuah macam putih jernih dan terasa sedikit hambar, rupa2nya kena kacau betul2 bumbunya di bawah lah.. bila nak habis sup baru terasa segalanya 😬

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Udang Goreng Crispy @ Rumah Makan Cibiuk - Kota Damansara

Yang ni udang goreng crispy untuk suami dan anak no 1. My anak no 1 tu sebenarnya tak makan sangat udang, tapi yang ni boleh pulak dia makan kasi habis haha.. yang ni pun sama macam sotong tadi, bila dingin dah tak berapa sedap.

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Bawal masak pedas @ Rumah Makan Cibiuk - Kota Damansara
Yang ni untuk I, sebab dah muak makan ayam, tapi nak order tilapia teringat pulak cerita macam2 yang tak best pasal tilapia yang diternak, so I order bawal saja lah.. sambalnye pedas dan kick, ikan dia sangat rangup di luar dan lembut di dalam, jenuh nak perabih sambal, lupa lah pulak sebelah bawah ikan takde sambal 😂

Nasi goreng untuk si kecil @ Rumah Makan Cibiuk - Kota Damansara

Untuk anak I yang no 2 dan 3, mereka makan nasi goreng.. Ya Allah sedap betul nasi goreng ni, rasa butter dan kicap, makan dah dingin pun masih sedap haha.. tu satay dalam gambar ada satu je, tapi sebenarnya ada dua. Kalau part satay ni, I tak suka versi Indonesia :) I suka versi Malaysia haha.

Ya Allah, kenyang sangat haritu.. balik terus tidur hahaha.. tak boleh datang selalu ni.. nanti tahu2 je dah naik 5 kg 😆😆😆

Rumah Makan Cibiuk dibuka setiap hari dari 11 pagi - 11 malam.
9, Jalan PJU 5/12, Dataran Sunway, 47810 PJ, Selangor
No Telefon: 03-6145 0456

Easy cooking with Kids - No Bake Cookie Dough

My happy kid with his no bake cookie dough which was delicious! 

Twas the last day of school before the Christmas break and the teachers indulged the kids with some cooking at school. My son liked it so much that he insisted on making it at home with his brothers the very next day 😊

Since I had some time to kill, I bought the ingredients during my last grocery run and the 3 boys happily made this super easy no bake cookie dough in the afternoon.

His handwritten recipe :)

So the recipe for the no bake cookie dough is as such:

1) 1/2 cup of butter (we used salted)
2) 1/3 cup brown sugar

(mix 1 and 2 together)

3) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4) 1/4 teaspoon of salt
5) 1 cup flour 

mix all of together

6) 3/4 cup of mini choc chips (add them at the end - we used the normal milk choc chips not the minis)

mix all well together, shape it into small balls and  put it in the fridge for 15-20 mins.

No bake cookie dough - how it looks like before we made it into balls and pop them in the fridge

Yeay! So easy even my 2.5 yo took turns mixing the dough and shaping them into balls 😄

Go ahead try them with your kids and let me know how they turned out 😄😄😄

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Halal Western Food @ Tampines Hub - I am...

I am tampines
Halal Food @ Tampines Hub - I am.. (my no 2 insisted on getting in the frame - sigh)

Back in Singapore again for a short return and the kids were hungry. My husband and I weren't really craving for any "Singapore dishes" so we decided to grab easy western food for the kids to eat. Since we were near Tampines, Tampines Hub is easiest to access cos of plenty of parking spaces even on a weekend 😬 We tried Commonground before so I suggested "I am..." at level 3 next to HomeTeamNS (take lift at Lobby F).

I am @ level 3 Tampines Hub - I prefer the cozy set up here over the one at Bugis

I prefer I am @ Tampines over the Bugis outlet as it is air-conditioned here and much much safer for my kids to run about (yes my kids can't sit still), menu wise it is the same. So, I expected taste-wise to be more or less the same also. (Read nice enough for kids okay for the parents)

We ordered:

I am
Colorful drinks @ I am.. Tampines Hub

I am not sure what drink my husband ordered, I kind of remembered it tasting like a mix of grape and lychee. I think it's called Berry Nice . It's sweet and refreshing but I like mine better haha.. My kiddo had Lemon Tea tasted ok, lemon is not overpowering and I had my favorite Bushramint it tasted like punch with mint, both mine and husband's have soda in it so our kids didn't like it. 

Appetizers - Crispy Soft Shell Crab and Baked Garlic Butter Prawns @ I am.. Tampines Hub

My no 1 and hubby share the same love for soft shell crab so this appetizer was for them. No complaints here, they finished it up. Batter is not too crispy and not oily. As for the prawns, I wasn't expecting big prawns even though the description is "jumbo prawns" cos I ordered this dish before at Haji Lane and the prawns that came were definitely not jumbo. However, the ones we got at Tampines Hub is a bit fleshier (you can't control this much any way I think, cos maybe it's seasonal? not sure about that) and since I wasn't really expecting heavenly mouth watering garlic sauce with sweet fleshy prawns, what they served was acceptable if you don't set your expectations high (hey, just look at the price man it's $14.90 for 6 pieces of prawns, so adjust your expectations people).

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Ribs @ I am - Tampines Hub

Husband ordered ribs, the ribs was so-so by his standard, he didn't touch the salad and the wedges was a bit too dry for me. Regardless he finished up the ribs.

Mac and Cheese and Mini Margherita Pizza for the kids
The mac & cheese were super cheesy although the pasta was a bit hard, however, my 9 year old really liked this. The pizza was also scoffed down by my kids even though some parts of the pizza was overflowing with the base sauce. 

Lamb Satay Burger for myself @ I am - Tampines Hub

The description on the menu reads : "Slow grilled lamb satay served with mint cucumber cumin yoghurt, ain't your typical satay cravings" So, being the lamb satay lover that I am and since I can not resist mint yoghurt, I decided to give it a try. The lamb burger was nicely marinated and the yoghurt was refreshing however, the pairing was overall ordinary. Maybe, if the burger is served with satay sauce and then there is a salad side with yoghurt mint sauce or garlic sauce, it will be nicer? Also, my fries came cold. 

Verdict? I actually like this cafe because.. it's nice food for my kids. Frankly speaking for a date night with my husband, I wouldn't choose this cafe cos it is not worth the calories but for a nice dinner or lunch with the kids, this cafe will be on my list. Place is also clean and the staff friendly. It's a halal cafe by Muslim owners and we should support them. Rather than Swensen's or Commonground, which serves same typical fare, I would go here just to support my fellow Muslims. Keep improving I am and we will keep supporting.

I am cafe is open everyday from 11 am - 11pm 

Facebook page : here

Call for reservations at : 6295 5509

Friday, December 1, 2017

Halal Restaurant @ TTDI - Flavours Kitchen

We chanced upon Flavours Kitchen @ TTDI while heading to Santai Kitchen for dinner and decided to give it a shot (mostly because it has aircon = no smokers when indoors 😬 which is so important to us for a relaxing dinner with kids).

Flavours seems quite familiar, I am not sure if it is related to Flavours at Bangsar (we went there aeons ago and have never been back cos of the horrible parking and mediocre food -in my opinion- not sure if its still open)

Food served is a mix of Asian and western offerings. It works great for us cos my no 3 loves rice (nasi goreng to be exact) and my no 2 loves carbonara, so finding a place that serves both that tastes acceptable is a score for us.

We went there slightly before 8pm, there was not too many people. Decor was quite nice and relaxing, they have a small area for prayers and also an area for ablution.

Food arrived quite ok, not too late, acceptable waiting time I guess since my kids were not acting up. 

We ordered:
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Mushroom Soup @ Flavours Kitchen TTDI

Mushroom soup cos my no 3 likes it and I thought it will come first so it would be great to let him eat that while waiting for the mains (but the mains came quite soon after 😅 The soup is not too thick and not too creamy, no hint of black pepper, overall easy on the kids throat, though I would not say it is earth shatteringly the best mushroom soup ever. But I would say that it is perfect for kids to enjoy. It comes with battered mushroom and two pieces of garlic bread (hidden in the small bowl under the battered mushrooms).

Fried Mushrooms @ Flavours Kitchen TTDI

I have to say that we went here twice, so the first time we ordered mushroom soup, the fried mushrooms that came with it were not coated in the same batter, it was nice and not spicy. The second time we came and ordered mushroom soup, it came with fried mushrooms which is the same as the above appetizer dish that my husband ordered. This time around, I find the batter to be a bit too spicy for my liking, even without dipping it in mayo / chili sauce. I didn't eat a lot of this. Mostly my husband ate this and we didn't finish it up.

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Cheeseburger @ Flavours Kitchen - TTDI

My 2 boys enjoying their dinner :)

We ordered cheeseburger for my no 1 the first time we came. He really liked it and even my no 3 liked it very much. The patty was nice, the bun was soft, my no 1 surprisingly liked the mustard on the plate. Burger is huge for one boy but too small for two to share 😅

Carbonara for my no 2 @ Flavours Kitchen TTDI

Spaghetti Carbonara with bacon for my no 2, the sauce was thick, creamy and cheesy. Not your typical carbonara, maybe a tad too cheesy for me but still nice and sinful. (I was counting the calories while I ate the leftovers)

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Steak @ Flavours Kitchen - TTDI

My no 2 also requested for steak that night, so husband got to share with him. Flavours Kitchen is no MeatPoint of course but it was an ok steak, vege was ok though the potato croquet was quite cold, sauce was so-so. Nice enough. 

Yong Chow Fried Rice @ Flavours Kitchen TTDI

This was mostly for my no 3, cos he eats fried rice everywhere we go. Fried chicken is very simple, I like the charred taste of the prawns, the fried rice is simple and perfect for toddlers. Portion is huge though and we packed for next day's breakfast.

On our way out, I saw their breakfast banner. It's an all day breakfast and they served shakshuka 😋 so.. maybe next time we might catch breakfast there too.. the place opens early at 8am. 

All day breakfast at Flavours Kitchen TTDI

Flavours Kitchen is at:

Google maps states that it opens at 10 am - 10 pm  daily but the banner states 8 am and the facebook page states 8 am - 11 pm..

Best to call them up lah 012-213 3077 at least the phone number is consistent.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Restoran Thai Halal (Waneeda Tom Yam) @ Dataran Sunway / Kota Damansara

Hah.. ni dia.. Waneeda Tom Yam.. akhirnya kita menjejak kaki juga di sini.. restoran ni sebelah je dengan Chilli's Crab. Hari tu dah try Chilli's Crab, kali ni try Waneeda pula. Waneeda Tom Yam ni ada dua branch yang saya tahu, satu dekat rumah kedai belakang Sri KDU dan lagi satu di rumah kedai antara Sunway Giza dan Sunway Nexis. Yang branch di Sri KDU tu adalah restoran yang buat I jatuh cinta dengan Nasi Goreng Tom Yam, memang padu! pergi restoran lain semua tak sama. Jadi bila ada orang beritahu yang Waneeda Tom Yam di Dataran Sunway ni lagi power, memang lah patut kita terjah :) Tempat ni open untuk buka puasa dan sahur sekali tau! yes sahur! Ya Allah maybe next Ramadhan lah hahaha... tapi kalau buka memang kena booking.. kalau tak memang tak berbuka :P

Haritu kita gi masa lunch, husband yang nak sangat try jadi dialah yang order:

Halal Tom Yam Berdesut @ Waneeda Tom Yam - Dataran Sunway (Kota Damansara)

Makan kat restoran Thai mestilah order Tom Yam kan? Tom Yam kat sini best, kuah dia putih, tak bersantan dan paling penting pedas!!

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Sotong Telur Asin!! Power!! @ Waneeda Tom Yam - Dataran Sunway (Kota Damansara)

Yang ni favorite husband I, sotong telur asin! Like finally! Jumpa jugak sotong telur asin yang kita pernah makan @ Sara Thai Kuantan dulu2.. (sekarang sotong telur asin @ Sara Thai macam lain sikit tak macam yang kita ingat :p ) Nampak gaya ini akan menjadi hidangan wajib kami kalau ke Waneeda Tom Yam. Seriously sedap! Licin husband I makan 😋

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Pad Kaprow (Daging Goreng Daun Selasih) a.k.a Thai Beef Basil @ Waneeda Tom Yam; Dataran Sunway

Yang ni memang fave kita kalau pergi MANA2 restoran thai, tak kiralah Thai Express ke, Absolute Thai ke, Boat Noodle ke.. tapi yang sini lagi WIN! Pad Kaprow dia memang authentic, lagi sedap dari Boat Noodle wokay! pedas dan manis, yum yum.

Kang Kung Goreng @ Waneed Tom Yam

Yang ni husband order gak, jadi I tak tahu ni kang kung goreng belacan ke kang kung goreng biasa je.. dia tak pedas, tapi I tak rasa pulak belacan. My only complain? Kang kung dia banyak sangat batang, tak banyak daun.

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Pulut Durian @ Waneeda Tom Yam; Dataran Sunway (Kota Damansara)
Yang ni I yang order, teringin nak makan durian, bila nampak serving ala2 tuang santan sendiri, terdetik dalam hati "ni mesti mahal".. hmm.. memang pun, tak silap kena belasan untuk pulut durian tu.. yang ni I disappointed sebab pulut dia tawar, santan dia manis tapi macam tak berapa pekat, dan yang paling boring tu.. durian dia tak syiok.. maybe belum musim durian sangat.. so.. next time tak order lah yang ni.

Map of Waneeda Tom Yam:

Opening hours: 11am - 1 am setiap hari

Call: 03-61407646

FB Page : Waneeda Restoran

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Halal Seafood @ Dataran Sunway / Kota Damansara : Restoran Chilli's Crab

Haritu sembang2 dengan kakak-kakak kedai buku di sekolah anak, termasuk topik kedai makan kat Kota Damansara. Kita pun amik kesempatan tanya mana nak cari tom yam sedap di Kota Damansara? Kakak tu cakap Waneeda Tom Yam @ Dataran Sunway sedap lagi dari Waneeda Tom Yam yang dekat belakang Sri KDU so.. malam tu kebetulan suami tanya nak makan mana? I pun cakap jom try Waneeda Tom Yam! Tapi parking kat situ teruk kan.. double parking, susah nak keluar lagi.. so.. kita park di Sunway Nexis je senang sebab Waneeda Tom Yam ni di deretan rumah kedai yang antara Sunway Giza dan Sunway Nexis.. sekali on the way to Waneeda, lagi setapak je.. husband dah terpandang Restoran Chilli's Crab sebelah Waneeda.. ok.. takde rezeki Waneeda malam tu.. jadi kita makan Chilli's Crab sebab husband nak makan ketam :p

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Chili crab @ Restoran Chilli's Crab - Dataran Sunway

Restoran nampak macam penuh tapi makanan datang cepat dan orang makan pun cepat, takde duduk2 lama2 melepak, so memang tak tunggu lama.

Husband order ketam masak chili kan.. memang sedap lagi2 cicah dengan roti mantou macam kat bawah ni. Roti ni mahal sikit tak silap RM0.60 satu biji lembut tapi tawar. Anak2 i tak berapa suka.

Roti Mantou @ Restoran Chilli's Crab - Dataran Sunway
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Sotong Goreng Telur Asin @ Rsetoran Chilli's Crab - Dataran Sunway

Sotong goreng telur asin, lemak2 dan asin sikit.. sedap juga.

Udang goreng tepung @ Restoran Chilli's Crab - Kota Damansara

Udangnya bersih, tepungnya lembut, rasa pun ok.

Ayam masak butter - portion teramat besar..

Untuk anak2, husband order ayam masak butter dan telur dadar.. oklah.. kenyang.. Verdict? Boleh tahan sedap makanan disini, cuma I rasa mahal sikit.. dan ketamnya jenis yang saya tak suka makan (saya suka ketam bunga sebab isinya lembut.. ketam yang besar sikit tu isinya macam kenyal sikit.. I tak suka :) ) Kalau masa rindu nak makan seafood tapi takde masa nak pergi jauh.. jadilah kalau makan di sini.  

Restoran Chilli's Crab - Dataran Sunway

Restoran Chilli's Crab dibuka:

Setiap Hari : 11.00pg - 11.00 mlm (last order 10.30mlm)
Cuti : Hari Rabu (Minggu 1 dan Minggu 3)