Thursday, September 21, 2017

Meatless Healthy Lunch

Yesterday was day 1 of a new month in the lunisolar calendar (Chor Yat/初一) so my friend suggested that we have a vegetarian lunch and she brought me to The Good Co which is well known for serving healthy meatless food. Their tagline is "Nothing Beats Honest Food".

She ordered Vegan Chicken Rice - MYR20.90 nett and ate up every food item including the homemade chili sauce which she said was delicious. The monkey head mushrooms are the "chicken" and millet is the "rice".

She also had the Tomato Bell Pepper Soup at MYR14.90 nett which she drank till the very last drop and said that it was very tasty.

My food - Golden Bowl at MYR21.90 nett. This is a bowl of smoothie with mangoes, bananas, wolfberry, blueberries, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and granolas as toppings. The main taste of the smoothie is banana. The smoothie is cold, not too sweet, is tasty but a bit too much for me though I finished it all because it is easy to eat since it is like eating cold dessert. Would be perfect if I share it with another person.

I also ordered the Falafel Raita Wrap at MYR12.90 nett but ate only one segment and took the 3 remaining segments back for dinner because I was full from finishing the smoothie.

This wrap is made up of homemade falafel, cider pickled carrot, coriander, lettuce, kyuri and mint raita sauce. The wrap is very crispy. My friend said we will eat here again so I am studying the online menu to see what I would order on our next visit.

Total Bill for 2 pax is MYR70.60 nett.

Comfortable dining area with a high ceiling. We placed and paid for our order at the counter before taking our seats.

Just enter through the glass doors. The Good Co. eatery is located in this BON Estates building which is opposite Bangsar Shopping Center on Jalan Maarof, Bangsar. There is a limited foc parking space (about 6 to 10 cars) for customers of The Good Co. eatery at the side of this building.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jungle Within

Merchant's Lane is located on floor 1 of an old shop house unit in the same row as the Cho Cha Foodstore. Just look for this door.

Push the door and you will see a flight of steps.

Can you see the door in the middle?

Go through it to an open seating area with nature nearby.

Roots of plants.

Feels like dining in the wild when seated in this open area.

Kai Fan meaning Chicken Rice in Cantonese - MYR22+ (6% GST - MYR23.30 nett). The rice is hidden underneath the sunny side up egg. The deep fried chicken berempah (spices) is quite tasty.

I ordered the beef stew - MYR23+ (MYR24.40 nett). The beef stew tastes like the fillings of a beef pie. There are many pieces of tender beef in this stew but I find that there is too much gravy. Good that vegetables are provided in this dish.

There is no rice underneath the beef stew. Instead we get mashed potatoes. I believe serving rice with this dish would be more suitable. The taste is acceptable.

Price for 2 pax is MYR47.70

Time to say goodbye and walk down the steps.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gyudon

Gyudon (Beef rice) at MYR24.50 nett which includes a bowl of soup. The stir fry sliced beef with onion in ginger sauce is on the sweet side and I like the taste of the sliced raw spring onions on top. The rice is those quality rice which is soft and a bit sticky. The style of this don reminds me of the beef bowl at Yoshinoya but of course the quantity here is more.

I kept half for dinner.

I thought of ordering the TenShin Don at MYR16.90 nett but in the end, beef won over eggs. Please click on the above menu for a larger image to read those description of the dishes.

Total Bill is MYR169.70 nett for 6 pax which is about MYR28.30 per pax at SoloMen Cafe, SS2, PJ

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ching Han Guan Mooncakes

My friend told me about these mooncakes from a traditional biscuit shop in Ipoh being sold in KL so I bought a selection to try. These 4 pieces I selected cost a total of MYR98.20 nett. The Walnut Mooncake and BBQ Meat Lotus Egg Yolk Mooncake costs MYR23.80 nett each. The Mixed Nut Mooncake costs MYR28.80 nett and the Teochew Walnut Mooncake cost MYR21.80 nett.

I think Nancy and Claire from Ipoh would know this Ching Han Guan biscuit bakery.

This is the place where you can get them in KL and the price list. 

BBQ Meat Lotus Salted Egg Yolk Mooncake - Savoury and Sweet. Worth a try for those who likes to eat the BBQ Meat (yuk kon) that is popular as gifts during CNY.

There are many small pieces of BBQ Meat embedded in the Lotus Paste.

Teochew Walnut Mooncake

Sunday, September 17, 2017

BMS MoonCake

Bought 1 mooncake from BMS Organics to try - at MYR35 nett. If I buy 4 there is a discount and if I buy 8 there is more discount but as I only wanted to try 1, I just bought 1 at a higher price.

BMS Mixed Nuts Mooncake which is suitable for vegan and those who likes to eat nuts in mooncakes. I find it quite tasty.

Tried once is enough unless I turn into a vegan which I don't think is going to happen.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Lunch at Tang Pin

Yam Cake - MYR3.80 nett. I like that it has many pieces of yam in it and the 5 spice flavour is not that strong.

Signature Bean Curd (cold) - MYR4.30 nett. Smooth but the portion is a bit much for me, would be better if I share it.

Dumplings - MYR7.60 nett (8) so it is MYR0.95 nett each. I like these dumplings because the skin is thick and chewy and I kept 4 for dinner.

Total bill for 2 pax at Tang Pin Kitchen, SS2, PJ is MYR26.50 nett. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

IDC

Signature waffle - MYR18 nett. We could choose any ice cream flavour and our choice was salted caramel chocolate ice cream which was very rich. The waffle was crispy at the edges and soft inside. 7 of us shared this dessert after a heavy meal at another eatery so each of us only get to eat a bit. A scoop of ice cream costs about MYR8 ala carte.

The 2nd order was Lavender Welsh Cakes at MYR15 nett also shared by the 7 of us.

There are 3 pieces of lavender welsh cakes with dried cranberries in them. Texture is somewhat like butter cookies and the taste is quite sweet. The accompanying ice cream is fixed as strawberry ice cream. 

This ice cream, dessert, coffee place is located a few shops away from SS20 Fish Head Noodle