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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Fong Lye Taiwanese Restaurant @ The Gardens, KL

My Rating for Fong Lye: (4/6)

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Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant (蓬莱茶房台湾料理) in the Gardens is often packed with patrons. Getting a table might be a pain, there is always a long queue at the counter.


Fong Lye interior is cheery and refreshing with bright lighting

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Sweet potato balls (RM 4.80). It was chewy and airy.

Taiwan Restaurant @The Gardens 1 Fish set: Rice is topped with minced meat

Taiwan Restaurant @The Gardens 2

Its a steamed fish, cooked with vegetables. The gravy goes very well with the steamed rice.


Strawberry milk

Beware of long queues, the restaurant is small, and very popular, do try to make a reservation.

Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Address: Lot T208, 3rd Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03- 2282 8699
Open daily till 10pm

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Lemon Garden @ Shangri La, KL

My Rating for Lemon Garden: (4/6)

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I was at Lemon Garden, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur for my project lunch. The place was really crowded and noisy.
However, there are a great varieties of food and cuisine all ready for your pick.

There are 4 sections to this buffet - Western/Japanese, Indian/Malay, Chinese, Desserts.
Western - appetisers and salads
Japanese - sushi and sashimi, oysters and seafood on ice.
Indian/Malay - lots of curries, tandoori and roti and keropok
Chinese - meats, fish, dim sum, noodles
Desserts - strawberry tarts, tiramisu, mango pudding, ice-cream with assortment of condiments and fruits, lollipops and etc.

Salad bar

Soup and kebab


Chinese cuisine including dim sum


Yummy Oysters

Sushi and sashimi…salmon, tuna, octopus, oysters, mussels and etc

Time for drool-worthy desserts!

They have an entire section dedicated to chocolate!

Chocolate fondue for chocolate lovers

I found all their seafood and sashimis are not really fresh. The rest of the food also taste average to me, except for their cod fish and deserts. The dessert spread is wonderful especially the chocolate fountain. They had skewers of marshmallows, honeydew, strawberries and biscuits ready for dipping in the fountain.

The place is almost fully packed with people, reservations for weekends have to be done at least 3 weeks in advance.

Lemon Garden @ Shangri La
Address: Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur11 Jalan Sultan Ismail,50250 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Tel:(60 3) 2032 2388
Fax:(60 3) 2070 1514
Lunch Buffet: 12.00 to 2.30pmPrice: RM72++ per person

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Rakuzen @ Chulan Square, KL

My Rating for Rakuzen: (5/6)

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Japanese food is one of my favorite cuisines. Sashimi, sushi, tempura, hand rolls, teriyaki, teppanyaki, I love them all. There are many good Japanese restaurants and one of my absolute favorite would be Rakuzen.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese
Address: Block B Lot 2A Chulan Square,92 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 KL
Phone: 03-2145 6200

Sunday, October 21, 2007

iberry @ The Emporium, Bangkok, Thailand

My Rating for iberry: (4/6)

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iberry is a cool abbreviation for ice cream and berries. It is a small chain of Thai ice cream shops. They sell delicious ice cream in more than 100 flavors, but they're famous, more than anything, for their incredibly stylized shops - all different in every location and all designed like a Vogue backdrop. I was in Bangkok and visited the iberry homemad ice cream shop. It is one of the most beautiful ice cream shops I've ever seen, and one of the coolest too.

Inside the shop, the design was spectacular. Whitewashed walls that had then been sponge painted to give them a distressed look, overstuffed comfortable chairs, low tables, interesting art work on the walls and lots of odd looking ornaments gave it a funky air. I ordered two scoops of ice cream - lemon sorbet and cappuccino and a smoothie.

So many flavours : Sherbet and Ice cream.

Lemon sorbet and cuppucino. All of them were so delicious.

Address: iberry has a few other stores (Central Chit Lom 1st floor, Sukhumvit 24, Maneeya center, Market Place soi Thonglor).
Theme: Dessert