October 23, 2016

Restoran Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur…huge disappointment

Restoran Stadium Negara was originally situated near the national stadium – hence its name, but has since relocated to its present location in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.

Though famous for its steamboat, I wanted to try their other offerings and ended up having my appreciation of Tze Char food being dulled by this  “average” eatery serving culinary disasters. The hokkien style noodle is not hokkien mee without lard. Only then did I find out that this is a halal restaurant. The sweet sour crab was bursting with the flavour of wam Kuala Lumpur tap water. It was neither sweet nor sour  and the accompanying buns were too hard and not hot. The BBQ chicken wing and BBQ sotong were pretty ordinary.The steam prawns turns out to be among the only edible charm at this place.

I really do not like Restoran Stadium Negara. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…



November 1, 2014

Restoran Sing Lok Lok Steamboat, Johor Baru…Food fondue Malaysian style

Lok in Cantonese means to be scalded or getting burnt in hot water and hence the name lok lok.  Lok Lok is an assortment of cooked and uncooked food items dunked in hot boiling broth. As with a fondue, you and your friends huddle around and communally dip these slivers of meat and vegetables until cooked.

True to tradition, the lok lok at Restoran Sing is served out of a van similar to truck food. The workers in blue will help us cook the food by boiling the  raw food prepared on skewers in soup. If you like variety, there is quite a selection with cuttlefish, prawns, crabstick, baby clams, pork slices, pig intestines and assorted balls. Restoran Sing offers 4 types of sauces to dip our lok lok in, from sweet to satay to chili sauce. Alongside its steamboats, Restoran Sing offers a full a la carte menu. To go with our lok lok, we also had the ultra expensive and underwhelming frog legs. Best avoided.

Try it to experience a different food culture. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

lok lok permas jaya

November 19, 2010

MK Restaurant, Bangkok…service is fast and food is cheap. You must try the roasted duck!

MK is a suki/hotpot chain of restaurants and it is my favourite. It is quite like Coca, but not as commercialised as Coca. Each time I visit Bangkok, I never miss going to MK. I am a huge fan.

The soup base is absolutely delicious. Service is fast (as you’re ordering, the waitress will be keying everything into her hand-held PDA, so the kitchen is already preparing your order) and the food is cheap. The chilli sauce used as dips is a special recipe of the restaurant and is awesome! You must try the roasted duck! Meat was tender and well seasoned. The sauce really complimented the dish. Not forgetting the green noodles – simply delicious!!!

When I had lunch at the Centara Central World outlet in last month, disco-like music was turned on all of a sudden and  all the staff came out dancing in between of the tables. I thought it was pretty amusing.

This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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