Nak Won Korean BBQ

Dec 29, 11 at 12:35 am

As long as my memory serves me, I’ve eaten real Korean BBQ for only once. Well, the other time was when we had it at the shopping mall. This doesn’t count as the real thing, though.

Today the opportunity presented itself again and well, here we are at Nak Won Korean BBQ located at Taman Desa. It wasn’t our choice of restaurant in the first place, no thanks to the other establishment which seems to be packed everyday even with reservations!
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Nevertheless, we still went ahead to celebrate what was dubbed as the final birthday for the year.

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We were seated tatami style. The restaurant looked empty at the beginning but without giving any doubt, we guessed it must be early. Rightly so about 40 minutes later, it was 80% packed. Not too bad.

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We ordered two types of meats and few other dishes. Side dishes were served not too long after our order was taken. Unlike the other Korean restaurant that I went last time, the service here is rather slow and inattentive. Though the side dishes are mostly free flow (well to me at least), none of the waiters actually came and asked if we needed any refill. Even for simple stuff like plain water, it took us time to get them refilled.

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Kimchi Soup

Moving on to the food that we ordered, here’s roasted pork with Korean sauce. It tasted good actually, we were surprised judging from its normal looking presentation.

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Roasted pork with Korean sauce

Others including this Korean fried rice cake. My first time eating this. Not too bad, but if I have chance to taste others, then I might be able to judge this.

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Fried rice cake

Of course, we ordered some marinated chicken for BBQ. Nothing spectacular in my humble opinion.

What ended that evening was this wonderful New York cheese cake from none than the only one… RT Pastry which is located few shoplots away from Nak Won.

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With that, happy birthday to N and K although the latter was sick therefore he could not make it. To everyone else, Happy New Year.

Nak Won Korean BBQ Restaurant
7-1-1, Jalan 2/109F,
Taman Danau Desa,
58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60 3 7987 3004
Fax: +60 3 7987 5004

Porkylicious BKT @ Nan Sian

Dec 22, 11 at 5:57 pm

As the year draws to the finishing line, it’s about time to turn on celebration mode. As such, working hours are pretty much shortened, replaced by longer lunch hours.

So we took the road one rainy afternoon, heading to an unknown territory in search for good food. Nah kidding… the guy knows the place well and here we are, the very unassuming BKT place named Nan Sian.

I’ve not tasted a good BKT for a very long time and this just came at the right time. Man, looking at the thick broth/soup, this better be good.

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We also had the dried version. It was quite normal to me but generally, it tasted less “kung pou” than most of the dried versions I’ve tasted, which is a good thing as the dried chili did not overwhelm the original taste.

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If you are nearby, it’s time to ditch the famous ones and try this instead.

Kedai Makanan Nan Sian
145 Jalan Batu Tiga Lama,
41300 Klang, Selangor.

Brotzeit @ Mid Valley

Feb 1, 11 at 12:17 am

Long overdue post here, but when it comes to food, who really cares!

Back to last year during Xmas, we always try to gather people around for a mini get-together. So this time, we had it at Brotzeit, Mid Valley.

I have always enjoy any German beer – Paulaner is my favourite of course! So I actually had 3 pints for myself. *turns on binge mode*

Drinks aside, Brotzeit serves fantastic food as well. As much as I would like to say, I am not really a big fan of pork knuckle because I had a few bad experiences before, therefore I tread with caution this time. Surprisingly, Brotzeit didn’t disappoint at all!

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Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum @ Mongkok, Hong Kong

Jan 18, 11 at 12:07 am

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Our last day in HK began with a hearty dim sum breakfast which is located just a street off from our hotel. It wasn’t part of my plan to bring them to this place because I know the place is always crowded and the queue is just too – insane. Well, my guess is, because it’s the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant? Nevertheless, no harm trying our luck at it was just nearby.

We reached there at about 10am in the morning on a typical working Tuesday. A small queue already formed in front of the shop. To mention about the shop, it is very very small, probably can sit about 16 people maximum at any given time. I understand from the comments that this is to ensure quality of the food served because every basket of dim sum is made fresh on the spot.

We waited for around 30 minutes – not a problem for us as there is a market just across the road, so we just take our own sweet time to stroll to see what the locals shop at the market. Ended up we bought some fresh vegetables as well!
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Back to the story, we got our seats but still have to wait for another 10 minutes just because, like I said, they need time to prepare our orders.

First thing that came to our table was the signature baked bun with bbq pork. The skin is fluffy and crispy at the same time while the fillings just melt in your mouth.

Baked bun with BBQ pork
Baked bun with BBQ pork

Yung Kee Restaurant @ Central, Hong Kong

Jan 16, 11 at 5:42 pm

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Dinner time again in HK! What would you like to have? Well, we have had enough of wan tan noodles, congee and food that locals eat daily hence we unanimously decided to splurge on some expensive food. (“We” is out of context by the way because I was the only one making decision)

So, off we went to Central and in 15 minutes, we were magically seated in Yung Kee Restaurant. Why Yung Kee? Because I’ve heard of it so much and I want to see and taste it for myself to see how good it is. Roasted goose and century eggs apparently are their specialties.

Yung Kee
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Eat, Shop and See @ Macau

Jan 11, 11 at 12:53 am

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Macau didn’t really impress me on my first visit two years back. Blame it on my lack of research because I thought there isn’t much to do there since we were just spending a night. At the end of the day, I just wished we did not come in the first place.

But that was two years ago. This time, I spent quite an effort planning it and I’m just glad to say, although we only hit 70% of my planned itinerary, the outcome turned out pretty good.

Our first stop of the was Rua do Cunha, which is located at Taipa. This is the street famous with few things – Casa de Pasto Seng Cheong, Gelatina Mok Yi Kei and Pastelaria Fong Kei. Seng Cheong is popular for its water crab congee but we did not try as we had our lunch somewhere earlier.

Gelatina Mok Yi Kei is famous for its durian ice cream and sawdust pudding. I only tried the former as I did not aware of the sawdust pudding. The durian ice cream is full of flavour and they are quite generous with the amount of durian they put in.

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