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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Chitralada Palace @ Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang, KL

My Rating for Chitralada Palace: (3/6)

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Chitralada Palace at Great Eastern Mall borrows its name from a famed palace in Thailand. This restaurant serves authentic Thai Cuisine in a cozy setting with delicious Thai dishes.
Their internal decorations are pretty simple
Black Pepper CrabMy pick - Seafood Rice Set.

Thai Pandan Chicken. The fragrance from the leaves will be released during the cooking time and the chicken will absorb this fragrance.

Sticky rice mango - a chunk of mango with coconut cream and glutinous rice.


Overall, the food is good. It is quite reasonably priced with nice ambience overlooking the city. Do give this place a try if you're craving for thai food!

Chitralada Palace Thai Restaurant
Cuisine: Thai
Address: Lot 8 & 9, Level 3, Great Eastern Mall, No. 303, Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia
Phone: 03-42516300

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Jung Won @ Jalan Ampang Hilir, KL

My Rating for Jung Won: (4.5/6)

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One thing I love but don’t have regularly enough is Korean BBQ. A lot of decent Korean BBQ restautants are all clustered around Ampang, where locals like to call it “Little Korea”. It is home to many Korean expatriates and some of them have set up businesses (restaurants, saloons, supermarkets, etc...) in nearby commercial areas.

It was my colleague's birhtday and we decided to celebrate at a Jung Won restaurant this time. It is situated at Jalan Ampang, somewhere behind Sayfol International School.

It is a nice restaurant with very quiet environment. A good place for group dinner.

Korean meals is usually served with Ban-Chan, free-of-charge Korean traditional side dishes that may be refilled. Banchan (hangul:반찬; hanja: 飯饌 also spelled panchan), refers to small side-dishes served along with cooked rice in Korean cuisine. The most famous banchan is kimchi. Banchan are served in small portions, meant to be finished at each meal. They can be replenished during the meal as they are finished.

Mixed Rice a.k.a. Bibimbap. The bibimbap was delightful. It's basically rice with lots of different vegetables and a raw egg. When you are served your bibimbap mix everything immediately. You end up with a mess of delicious vegetables, rice and eggy goodness. It tastes good enough this way but the waiter said it's a lot better if you mix in the provided spicy paste and he's right. After mixing it in the flavour of the dish was further enhanced.

Bul Gogi is one of Korea’s most popular beef dishes. It is made from thinly sliced sirloin or other prime cut of beef. The meat is marinated with a mixture of soy sauce, pear purée, sesame oil, black pepper, garlic, onions, wine and sugar. It is marinated for two to four hours to enhance the flavor and its tenderization.

The environment is superb. The place is spacious, quiet and cooling. It’s an open air restaurant. The food there is great as well because you can actually taste traditional Korean BBQ meal.

Jung Won Korea BBQ Restaurant
Cuisine: Korean
Address: No. 255, Jalan Ampang Hilir, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone : +603-4257 5555

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

La Risata @ Persiaran Ampang, KL

My Rating for La Risata: (4/6)

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Tucked away at the back row of the double-storey shophouses along Jln. Ampang near the Middle Ring Road-Jln. Ampang flyover, it was surprisingly quiet and cosy despite the hustle and bustle on the main street.

La Risata have got a great line of dinner menus ranging from pizza to pasta and also a selection of wines from Australia, Argentina, France, Italy, South Africe and New Zealand with a good price.

Their food quality good and price nicely comfortable.


La Risata Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian
Address: 26, Persiaran Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-42526269
Opens Daily: Lunch - 12.00 - 2.30pm, Dinner - 6.30pm - 10.30pm

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sushi Groove@ 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), PJ

My Rating for Sushi Groove: (4/6)

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sushigroove_1The restaurant doesn’t resemble a conventional Japanese restaurants. Instead, it looked more like a green colored themed pub / club with dark atmosphere and cool lighting effects on the wall.


It's not even Japanese in origin but Indonesia. Green hues all over with dim lighting, very groovy indeed.



The menu consists of sushi with quite an emphasis on various types of makis, appetizers and salads, various types of rice and noodles and dessert.

Sushi Groove 1

Lime juice

Sushi Groove 2

Golden Gate Roll (RM 12.90) - Cooked tuna, avocado slice wrapped in a roll and topped with raw tuna slice sprinkled with fish roes.

Sushi Groove 3

Tori chicken sprinkles on rice

Overall, I thought the food was not bad but the sushi here is a little different as it is like a sort of fusion Japanese.

Sushi Groove Japanese Restaurant
Cuisine: Japanese
Address: Lot G342 and 343, 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), Petaling Jaya
Tel No: 03- 7725 3733