Saturday, February 11, 2012

Favourite haunt

Hellooo there...

I'd like to reckon a few eating places that I enjoy going to...which are some of KL / PJ's (at least for my area of coverage hehe) best kept secrets

Iranian Taktaz restaurant, near South City Plaza

Thanks to Margie, she reckoned this restaurant to me. Having been to Iran once, I'd surely love to re-visit the lovely tastes of the joojeh / kubedeh kebab with berenj (rice), chelomok and deze (stew).

The ambient is inviting - with ornate Iranian decor and shishas. Too bad I didn't any pix, I've to nick pictures from here

Taktaz facade

Do also drop by the Iranian ice cream shop a few doors away and sample the home made pistachio or 'noodly' ice cream. And there's also an Iranian supermarket in between where I bought paneer (cheese)

No. B-G-3, Block B, Persiaran Serdang Perdana, Taman Serdang Perdana, Seri Kembangan Selangor, 43300
(Near South City Plaza)
Phone: 03-89413364

Min Fes Morroccan Restaurant, Mutiara Damansara

My mom recommended this to me - well actually her Syrian ustaz recommended the restaurant to his students. Again, I loved the restaurant ambience - very homely, in fact you have to take off your shoes before entering. It really is like entering someone's cosy home :)
The first time we came, there was a theme party going on, so we had to sit at the couch with a low table - but it was still cosy. I felt like just lying down on the couch.
As for the food - we loved the cous cous and lamb tagine. We also love the mint tea

Just next door the restaurant is its hammam or spa where you can perhaps relax after enjoying your food.

I loved the decor so much, I forgot to take the food pix. But no worries, food tastes marvellous!

Min Fes decor

mint tea

Min Fes Hammam and Cafe
19-1, Jalan PJU 7/7A
Mutiara Damansara
Petaling Jaya
(Near The Curve)

Phone: 03-77225049

Dong Yi Shun, Chinese Muslim Restaurant, Kelana Jaya

We found this restaurant by accident. Its previous premise was at Kota Damansara that we frequented about 2 years ago, then one day suddenly, it was gone! There was no notice where it could have been relocated, so we were disappointed that one of our fave restaurants is gone.

So we were really glad we found the new premise. The dishes still tasted the same. The food here is authentic Chinese as the owner is from mainland China. Our fave is the Zi Ran lamb and the hand made noodles. Warning - the portion of a bowl of noodle is really big - unless you're a big eater you can't finish it - so you can share it with another person.

C-G-06 Ground Floor, Dataran Glomac,
Jln SS6/5B,
Kelana Jaya

(Near Giant Kelana Jaya)

Phone: 02- 78034012

La Manilla fusion cafe

We really love the cakes - rich & yummy. Besides cakes, they also sell pastries (their shepherd's pie is yummy!) and Malaysian fave dishes such as curry mee, char kuey teow etc

The one that we frequented is the TTDI branch

shepherd's pie in mushroom sauce - yummy!

27 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3
Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 03 - 77264082

Note: The TTDI premise has already changed management and the cafe is re-named Love at First Bite. But the menu are still the same

Puti Bungsu,Masakan Padang, Jln Yap Kwan Seng

I was in an Air Asia flight back to KL when I flipped through a page of the airline's in flight magazine recommending the restaurant. Then I told Mas about it, and she recommended us to go (she's been there once)

The dishes are delicious, although some are a bit oily & salty, but overall they're good. See here evidence of the dish spread lol!

Note: Since this is a Masakan Padang concept, the restaurant will serve all of its dishes, but we can choose the dishes that we want & only pay for that.

Our dishes!

4 Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03- 21711197

Serai, Fusion, Empire Subang

Found this restaurant by chance. The nasi kerabu is really delicious, although it's a bit expensive for about RM21, but the portion is generous. I've also tried their pavlova- quite expensive too, for about RM15 per slice (touted as best in town) at the recommendation of sis in law - it was OK. Cos my mom makes it better hehe..

Serai's pavlova

Mama's pavlova

LG37 Lower Ground, Empire Shopping Gallery Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya

03 - 56355898

D' Cengkih, Masakan Johor, TTDI

It serves favourite Johor dishes such as lontong & lodeh, mee rebus, laksa johor, nasi ambeng, soto etc. My mom simply loves the nasi ambeng - and the portion is huge! 2 persons can share it. The soto & laksa johor is delicious too!

There's also live Johorean folk music courtesy of Pak Wan's violin playing. And sometimes there are impromptu karaoke sessions

Mee rebus

Nasi ambeng

No.6, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Halifah Jaafar: 0124999908

Sambal Hijau, Masakan Melayu, Kg Sg Penchala

They serve a plethora of Malay dishes that you'll be spoilt for choice! We accidentally chanced upon this restaurant while otw back from trying to find another restaurant - Muhibbah Chinese Muslim (which we found too!) which has moved from TTDI to Sg Penchala.

Come early before the crowd starts to come in at 12 noon. They also serve ala carte menu, but their specialty is the dishes. So preferably come here for lunch.

2990 Kg. Sg. Penchala Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

03- 77253259

Charms, Fusion, 1 Utama

The cafe is indeed charming, there's even a swing there which you can seat on while tucking in. I love the nasi bakar (something like nasi timbel), green curry pasta & the grilled lamb. Simply marvellous!

Charms Cafe Lot 5206, Phase 2A, 2nd Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre

03 - 77222206



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