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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kajang - Satay Kajang Haji Samuri

Since I stayed at Kajang for 2 nights, it is really ridiculous if I miss out the famous Satay Kajang.. So, with the GPS setup (MFM map really rocks, I can find it as a POI), and in my friends Hyundai Avante (Singapore plat!!!!), we start our journey to the place.

When we reach the place, I was really stunned, because I never know that a place which famous for satay can actually be a 3 storeys commercial building! It is really huge......

Signboard inside the restaurant...

Their satay menu, you can see that there is lots of choices and the price is reasonable.
They do offer other food like mee goreng and etc......since those are not the main food, I just skip it.

The ordering counter, they have a very good ordering system, where you have to order and pay first (remember to mention your table number). Then they'll deliver your food. Everything is computerised and it works something like those fast food chains.

They even stick the table number to the drinks (only on 1 of the glass). The drinks menu is very limited as there are not much choice, we all order cold sugar cane drinks.

Then, after a while, the satay arrived. We ordered chicken and lamb satay. The size is quite big compare with others, and it was barbecue to perfection, where the outside is a bit crispy, and the meat inside still soft and tender.

Close up on the chicken satay.

Nasi impit and cucumber...standard dish to go with satay...

The satay sauce, it is a blend between crushed roasted peanuts and sugar. It is a bit too dilute to my likings. My friend actually take it like soup. =.="

The red chili sauce come with the satay, it is crunchy and spicy.

The bills......

GPS coordinates of the restaurant: 2°59'36"N   101°47'12"E

Serdang - Cheras Flat Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles (Branch)

I had never go to famous food in KL or Selangor by intention. However, this time is different, since I went down with my ex-coursemates car (to attend our friends wedding) and I finally own a decent GPS (Garmin Nuvi 255w), it is time to explore...

We stayed at Kajang Country Heights and my friends house is in Serdang, which cause us to pass by this place a few times during the wedding day. Since the place keep showing up in my GPS, we decided to give it a try (my ex-coursemate try it before as well).

This shop is supposed to be a branch of the famous "Cheras Flat Woo Pin fish head noodles", so it is just reside in a coffee shop...

The place is near to South City Plaza (in the road opposite South City Plaza). There is a traffic light and Esso petrol station at the road junction.

This is the coffee shop where you can get the famous fish head noodles.

There is a huge banner hanging on the outside of the coffee shop, so it is not hard to actually notice the place.

The stall is pretty simple, they just setup a cooking area to prepare the fish head noodle, and it is easy to identify them, since they all wear an orange striking uniform. There are 2 chefs cooking the fish head noodles to ensure everyone get their food fast (there are really a lots of people!).

They even frame a newspaper cutting that introduce the place and hanging it on the wall of the coffee shop.

Close up on the chefs and workers...

We actually take away the fish head noodle soup since 8 peoples are waiting for us at Kajang. And I finish it off before I realized I didn't take a photo of it. :P

I'll definitely revisit the place and make sure I take nice photo of it!

GPS coordinates of the shop: 3°1'33"N 101°42'42"E

Friday, October 23, 2009

Seberang Prai City - Nandos

What will you think of eating when it comes to dinner time? Most of the people will try to seek for something special or healthy, some unique or famous food and etc. But sometimes, franchise restaurant is not a bad choice.

Good things about franchised restaurant is that:
1. The service is good.
2. The place is clean.
3. Usually air-conditioned.
4. Food will have a certain standard.

Since it is quite sometime since we step into Nandos, and as usual, don't know what to eat for dinner, we decide to step into Nandos@Seberang Prai City. The environment at this branch is nice, I prefer this than the one at Juru Autocity or QBM (Queensbay Mall).

Some brief history on Nandos (Information from online search. :P):
The restaurant is named after Nandie, the son of Fernando Duarte who is originally Portuguese. He and a friend, Robert Brozin, bought a restaurant called Chickenland in Rosettenville, southern Johannesburg, in 1987. This is the first Nando's restaurant...

The seat is nice, there are some compartments separation and the ceiling is really high...
I like the hanging lamp as well.

Once we step, we are served by the friendly waiter and guided to our seat. Look at the happy face.

Happy daughter posing for photo...the baby seat is cool. It is made of wood and painted in green.

At every table, you'll see the 4 bottles of Nandos special peri-peri sauce with different levels of spiciness.

This is where I like about this branch, a very big sign on the available level of spiciness you can ask for when you order your food.

Another view of all the peri-peri sauce......

Closer look at the sauce bottle. This is a special one, which is "Garlic Peri-Peri", the garlic smell is really strong, I consider it as a "must try".

The poster on the wall around the restaurant...

This is my favourite photo.....really nice decoration inside the restaurant.

Each table given a sign of "DO NOT DISTURB" which is quite creative...

The menu, nicely done.

Another menu...

Ice lemon tea, I always like to order this because it is bottomless......refill, refill, refill......

Utensils provided......

Wife ordered the grilled chicken tender rice with "Lemon and Herbs"......

And this is what you get when you order the meal with sauce "Lemon and Herbs"...

I order the normal quarter chicken set with mild peri-peri. You can choose the sidelines, there are a few kinds for you to choose from. I order the peri-peri chips and coleslaw......

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bukit Mertajam - MED Cafe (Japanese Cuisine)

We had drive pass this restaurant for numerous time, but due to the setting of the restaurant, we had always mistaken it as a pub. So, we never stop by and having a meal in the restaurant. Until the day where we stopped at the bakery next door to buy bread, only we realized that it is actually a Japanese cuisine restaurant.

All this while, Bukit Mertajam gave me an impression that it is a small town, with most of the eateries are hawker stall or food court, it never come to my mind that a nice restaurant like MED Cafe actually exists in town.

I had always mistaken it as a pub due to the big "Guinness" word on the sign, never realized the four "日本料理" word below the big red "MED". :P The restaurant is located at the junction to turn into the not so new Maju Utama Business Center in Kampung Baru.

A closer look at the entrance to the restaurant. The design and setup of the restaurant is pretty nice, having ambience light and also sofa setup at a corner for friends gathering.

The sofa corner...

Restaurant inside view...The table and chair is quite comfortable, they have special baby chair as well.

There is a sliding door at the side of the restaurant for access to the open air seat, where is good for those who wish to have a smoke.

A huge menu with all the available promotion is placed just outside the main entrance for customer to take a look before decide to step into the restaurant or not. There are lots of special promotion for lunch and dinner, it will be even more worth of money if you are a student.

The culinary set provided in a nice woven container.

After ordering the food, wife and daughter having fun around in the restaurant while waiting for the food, at the sofa corner......

Climbing up and down...

Gotcha, daughter is non-stopping running here and there until my wife managed to catch her.

Croquette - Japanese deep fried potato cake.

It comes with the sweet and sour sauce.

This is how it looks like inside. The outer layer is crispy but the filling is soft and smells nice. Becareful when eating it as the filling will be very hot. It is really nice when the potato cake coupled with the sauce. It can serve as a nice appetizer as the sauce really tickling the taste buds with the sourly taste.

This is how you eat it, yes with a fork, not the hand. :P

This is another nice side dishes you should try, the grilled cheese bacon. The bacon is rolled up with cheese filling inside, then it is grilled together with some tomatoes. When you eat it, the melted cheese will start to flow up and filled up your mouth. Nice.......

Daughter posing for photo session in the wooden baby chair...

It is so nice of the restaurant to have special culinary set for kids...

Daughter having nice meal...they serve kids meal as well, but there is not much choice. So, we end up didn't order the kids meal since my daughter still not really can finish up a meal by herself.

Tonkotsu ramen, this is what I ordered. The soup is quite nice, the ramen just nice, not overcooked, but not to say very special. It is up to expectation, worth a try.

The pork strip going to my mouth......

A closer look at it.

Wife ordered Teriyaki Bibimbab, which is actually stone rice. From the look, we felt that it won't be nice, and yes, it is so-so only, I think it is the sauce problem, I didn't see the usual dark color sauce which other restaurant serve together with bibimbab.

The miso soup come together with it.

Well, eventhough it is not spectacularly nice, it is still ok to eat, so, end up we did finish all the food. :P

Summary of our order:
1. 1 Tonkotsu Ramen - RM15.90
2. 1 Teriyaki Bibimbab - RM15.90
3. 1 Cheese Bacon - RM2.90
4. 1 Croquette - RM 3.90
5. 2 Green Tea (Hot/Cold) - RM2.00

There is 5% service charge, so total up the meal cost us RM42.63.

It is worth a try if you run out of place to eat. :P
Below is the address:
3193-A, Jalan Maju, Pusat Perniagaan Maju Utama,
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Tel: 04-5304889
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