Friday, September 9, 2016

Citra Rasa restaurant @ Dorsett Putrajaya

This month, enjoy a selection of delicacies from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines at  Dorsett Putrajaya’s Citra Rasa restaurant.
For its Asean food promo, the hotel serves a buffet dinner spread of the best cuisines from our neighbour countries, brought together by internationally trained chefs and chef de cuisine Shahril Firdaus.
Diners can take their pick from the selection of appetisers, salads, soups, main dishes, noodles, desserts, pizzas, bread rolls, and fruits.
There are six menus on rotation.
There is a variety of appetisers from the five countries such as Thai Sweet Mango Salad and Thai Beef Salad; Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad and Gob Bap Cai Ga (Chicken Salad); Indonesian Gado gado and Tau Foo with Bean Sprout; Salad; Ensaladay Pinoy (Green Salad) and Taven Mix Green salad from the Philippines; and our very own Acar Nenas and Sotong Kangkung.
The Tom Yam soup, which was the soup of the day at the time of the review, was an appetising start; other soup choices include Pumpkin Cream Soup, Soto Ayam and Cauliflower Cream Soup.
Tom Yam Gong
For mains, there’s Thailand’s Red Curry Chicken, Stir Fried Chicken with Thai Basil and Cashew Nut; Adobo Chicken, Fish Sinigang (Fish Stew), and Camaron Rebosado (Deep-fried Battered Seafood) from the Philippines; Indonesian Beef Rendang and Gule Kambing; Caramelised Beef Ribs and Muc Xao Thom (Fried Squid with Pineapple) from Vietnam.

As for our local dishes, there’s Ayam Masak Kicap Pedas, Nasi Hujan Panas, Pajeri Nenas.
Other dishes include Butter Prawn with Curry Leaf and Chicken Lasagne with Basil Oil.
Butter Prawn with Curry Leaf
There is also a pasta counter.
The noodle counter offers Laksa Johor, Pho Soup (Vietnam), Mie Celor (Indonesia), Thailand’s Chicken Khao Soi (Spicy Thai Chicken Curry Broth).
As for Asean desserts, there’s Thailand’s Kanom Wan Tai (Sticky Rice with Mango), the Indonesian Getuk Lindri (Coconut Sweet Potatoes Cake); Palitaw (Sweet Rice cake) from the Philippines; Vietnamese Che Chuio (Banana with Sago Pearl and Coconut Milk Sweet Soup) and of course local favourites such as assorted Malay kuih, Cendol Melaka, Pengat Keladi.
assorted Malay kuih
Other sweet treats are Black forest cake, Cheese Cake, Apple Pie, Pandan Swiss Roll, Vanilla Cream Brule, Soya Pudding, Fruit tartlet and Mocha Mousse in Cup.

Priced at RM68nett per adult and RM34nett for children between seven to 12 years old, the buffet is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm from Monday to Saturday.
Diners at Citra Rasa can also enjoy a view of the Putrajaya Lake. The breathtaking sunset can be enjoyed in the comfort of the restaurant as well as on the breezy alfresco.

Dorsett Putrajaya,
Precinct 3, Putrajaya.
Tel: 03-8892 8388
Business hours: 6.30am-10.30pm daily.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Crab Promo at Wellcome Seafood Restaurant

RM28 for two crabs? Yup, you read that right? Don't miss out  on this promo at the Wellcome Restaurant 迎福轩海鲜饭店 in Sunway.

Sweet and Sour Chilli Crab (RM28 for 2)
Deep Fried Spare Ribs (RM9)
As someone who doesn't like a slab of lard, this is my favourite cut. Was pleasantly surprised that the carrots were pickled
BBraised Sliced Crystal Prawn Beacurd (RM60)

Fried Spinach with Raw Egg in Claaypot (RM20)
Simple comfort food ~

Chef's Specialty Fried Rice (RM20)

Special Sauce Fried Ostrich and Pickled Veggie (RM35)
It's been awhile since I had ostrich meat, glad it was not too chewy and the pickled veggies add a nice tangy taste

Stuffed Minced Pork Steamed Beancurd (RM14)
Silky tofu, yums! One of my favourite dishes here.
Stir-fry Kailan (RM20)
I love the different textures, especially the crunchy fried one, this would be a dangerous snack that you can't stop eating ^^

Wellcome Seafood Restaurant

Wellcome Seafood Restaurant
No.15-1, Jalan PJS8/5, Sunway Mentari Park

46150, Petaling Jaya
Contact: +603- 5631 3064

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sino Scene Chinese Restaurant @ Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur

Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur’s Sino Scene Chinese Restaurant tantalises diners’ taste buds with its modern and classic styles of Hong Kong and Szechuan cuisine.
Szechuan cuisine is renowned for its hot, sour, sweet and savoury sensations; Hong Kong cuisine, on the other hand, has a distinct emphasis on fusion due to its blend of cultures and traditions varying from Cantonese to Hakka, Teochew and Shanghainese.
According to food and beverage director Danny Wong,it was only natural to have a Chinese restaurant as Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences is a popular venue for wedding dinners and the Chinese menu is one of the choices clients opt for.
The restaurant specialises in clay pot dishes and is helmed by Chinese Chef Alex Choong Mian Sang.
With more than 20 years of international experience under his belt, he had worked for seven years as Chef de Partie in Brunei and as an Executive Head Chef (Asian Cuisine) in Zhejiang, China.
For the review, we were served the restaurant’s signature dishes.
The meal started with Aromatic Peking Duck served with cucumber, spring onion, hoi sin sauce and pancake.
The dish disappeared within minutes as we had been waiting for more than an hour for guests to arrive.
To showcase the restaurant’s Szechuan flavours, the chef served Szechuan bird’s nest with crab meat soup, perfect for the chilly weather as it was raining before the review.
Next was Steamed chicken with ginseng in claypot. This nourishing dish is one of my favourite, the flavourful gravy complemented the fall-off-the-bone chicken.
This was followed by three seafood dishes: Crispy sea grouper Siamese style was a mix of sweet, sour and a hint of spiciness; Salted egg prawn with pumpkin; and Green shell abalone with sea cucumber and shiitake mushroom.
Initially I thought the shell was merely decoration but the chef said it is indeed the shell of the abalone, which was imported from Taiwan.
On the prawns, he said, “The sweetness of the pumpkin and saltiness of the salted egg complement each other.”
Next were Braised vegetarian parcel and seasonal vegetables with scallop sauce, adorned with baby pak choy topped with goji berries.
This was followed by Wok fried rice with smoked oyster. I enjoyed it even though I was pretty full by now as the rice was fluffy and not too salty.
Lastly, we were served the Sino Scene special durian pancake with chilled aloe vera, something durian fans may look forward to.
The presentation was Instagrammable with the red papaya and aloe vera juxtaposed against the black bowl.
The restaurant could seat up to 150 pax. There is a private room with two tables.
With Mid Autumn just around the corner, Swiss-Garden International offers eight traditional favourites.
The mooncakes are presented in a set of four and priced at RM 118 and RM 68 per gift box. Swiss-Garden International offers two different kinds of mooncake boxes to choose from which is Imperial Gold and Autumn Migration Carrier Series.
The Imperial Gold box (RM118) can be converted into a jewellery box or make up box; flavours include White Lotus with Single Yolk, White Lotus, Pearly Jade and Red Bean.
The Autumn Migration Carrier Series (RM68) include the flavours of Black Sesame, Assorted Fruits and Nuts, Pure Lotus with Single Yolk and Pearly Jade.
The mooncakes are available for online sale at from now till Sept 15. Prices per piece are between RM28 and RM32.
Swiss-Garden International Mooncake Shop is also available at Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur and Atria Shopping Gallery while One Utama Shopping Centre from now till 15 September 2016.
For inquiries and advance orders, call 603 2785 1111 Ext. 1272 / 1191 or email, visit, or follow @swissgardenofficial on Instagram.

Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur,
117, Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2785 1111 (ext 1272).
Business hours: noon to 2.30pm (lunch) and 6pm to 10.30pm (dinner) daily.