Friday, May 27, 2011

Chyniis - SS Two Mall

I decided to treat my family to a Chinese cuisine on my birthday. I have chosen Chyniis after reading numerous good reviews. Apparently its chef came from GreenView, who is famous for Sang Har Mien as well. I do not find GreenView sang har mien any spectacular, but I wanted to try out this Chyniis version since some of the reviews said it is better than GV.

The restaurant is quite high class, almost like a hotel standard Chinese restaurant. Very nice lighting, seating arrangement is well-spaced. The waiter and waitress are courteous.

Crispy Pork Belly with Cuttlefish (RM24). Well, you can only see the cuttlefish staggering in this pictures. The pork belly slices were at the bottom. The cuttlefish was coated with some sticky sauce, the texture was good but there is a slight fishy taste. The pork belly was crispy, it is like eating fried bacon, which I like.

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Chyniis Sang Har Mee (6.5x100g@RM15 = RM97.50). We ordered 3 big prawns with 3 portion mee, which obviously was too much for the 5 of us. All of us enjoyed this dish. Obviously, it was better than GV. The prawns were very fresh and the sauce was nicely done and flavourful. Next time, I will come to just eat this sang har mee.

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Steamed Talapia with plum sauce (14x100g@4.50 = RM63). My dad enjoyed the fried bone part, he ate it alot until too full to eat the fillet. The plum sauce was sweet and mix well with the fish.

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Hot and Spicy Chilli Indo Crab (1.35kg@70 = RM94.50). This was one of their signature dish. I have high expectation on this but it let me down. The sauce was not as thick as King Crab. It was slightly on the sourish side. We have no complain on the size of the crab coz it has a lot of meat.

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House Special Handmade Bun (RM1 per piece). The fried mantao was very crispy. Love the outer texture which was crispy but inner texture harder than King Crab. Hm... I am in a dilemma here, which one is better? Well, both have its own merits. I love both!

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Tidbits (Prawn) @ RM6 per plate, Jasmine tea @ RM2.50 per pax, rice @ RM2.30 per bowl, service tax @ 10% but no government tax. Waiters were very attentive, they poured tea (not even once we had to refill ourselves), changed our plates even we didnt ask them. Very good service.

The only thing I wanted to complain is that the captain who took our order was not professional in handling orders. He dont advise us whether the food we order is too much. As long as you keep ordering, he will keep on writing down the orders. I know you are trying to get more business for the restaurant, but please do it professionally. In my opinion, a good captain is able to advise you accordingly the portion that you order i.e choose the right size of fish, choose the right amount of crab etc. The food that night was really too much until we tabao almost 3/4 of the fish.

Overall, this is a nice place to have Chinese food. Price is reasonable IF you do not order any seafood or fish.

Chyniis
G45, 46, 47, SS Two Mall,
40, Jalan SS2/72,
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 7956 7288

Tiny Ratings:
Food: 8/10
Service: 8.5/10
Ambiance: 8.5/10

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yut Kee - Dang Wangi

Got some free tickets from Nuffnang, so PY and I went to their office on Friday lunch time. Their office is so happened to be at Dang Wangi, and you know what food is famous there? YUT KEE! The ever so famous shop that serve Roti Babi, Pork Chop and Roast Pork Roll (Siu York). But according to numerous blog reviews, they say that roti babi and roast pork roll always sold out by 12.30pm. =.="

After collecting the tickets, we reached Yut Kee around 1.15pm and indeed, it was a lot of people waiting. Fret not, you just need to tell the boss how many person you have, then he will arrange accordingly. He will not forget about you, so don't worry.

We were seated 3minutes later, which was fast! I think because other people have like 5-6 persons. We placed our orders for Roti Babi, Pork Chop and Dry Beef Noodles. Ya, their Siu Yok was sold out.

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The food was served 5 minutes later. With very high expectation, we ate the Roti Babi (RM8) first. By the look of PY, I know something is not right. The moment I took a bite and looked at her. I think both of us are having the same thoughts: nothing special about it. The feelings were bland, the bread was slight oily.

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We ate the Pork Chop (RM10), again we kinda agreed with each other: so-so. The brown sauce was bland, and kinda diluted. Although the pork was soft, it still doesnt justify the price tag.

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The dry beef noodles: you can get better one else where.

Feeling really not satisfied, and since they are famous for their kaya roll (which was sold out as well), we ordered the Toast (RM2.40) just to try out the kaya. The kaya was not bad though, not too sweet, just nice. Both of us bought a can of kaya each (RM4).

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The service was excellent! The foreign staffs were very very attentive, on par with some higher class restaurant. I even asked a staff what is inside the box where a lot of people tabao-ing. He has patience to explain to me it is butter cake, the price as well as they are famous for kaya roll etc.

Besides the service given, I couldnt not find any other compliments for Yut Kee. I think it is an over-rated shop. For a person who prefer heavy taste like me, dont find it nice, while for a person who prefer lighter taste like PY, dont find it nice either.

If you were to ask me to drive all the way down here to eat the pork chop or roti babi again, I wouldnt want to. Both of us are quite disappointed. Maybe we will try the sambal belacan fried rice, which again a lot of people say it is nice.

I think I am gonna get lots of haters for writing this post. But man, it is just my personal opinion.

Restaurant Yut Kee
35 Jalan Dang Wangi
Tel. 03-2698-8108.
Opens from 8am-5pm daily, closed Mondays and last Sunday of the month.

Tiny ratings:
Food: 6/10
Ambiance: 5.5/10
Service: 8/10

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tao Japanese Buffet - Sunway Giza

Is the time of the year again! Getting younger by another year! woo hoo! Let's see what I wore on my big day. I bought the dress online, what do you think? Not to forget the owl necklace that I bought from my neighbour booth during a bazaar. It is good to be in the fashion business where you get to meet different people. I totally love Kim's collection of accessories with affordable pricing too. She is very friendly, and I have met her few times in bazaars.

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Boy boy and I celebrated my birthday at Tao Japanese Buffet. It was my second time there. They are having promotion for May babies - 50% off!

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A foreign lady came and took our orders, her English was a bit difficult to understand. I asked about the Top 10 items and I thought she will explain her Top 10 items to me, but she just asked whether do we prefer lamb or beef. She took our order for drinks and walked off. So I dont know whether she put our order for Top 10 or not. She didnt even explain to me what is the Top 10.

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The above are the Top 10 items. I slightly regretted that why I didnt insist her to describe the Top 10, because I do not eat grilled salmon, bamboo clam and oyster. So it was a waste. My all time favourite would be the first 2 items: scallop and abalone slices. I ate like 8 pieces of the scallops, hehe, you must eat it while it is hot. I like the prawns (last row left) and the popia-thingy (third row right). Other than that, it was so-so. The chicken not worth ordering.

While we were resting our stomach, suddenly the waiter came and put 4 dishes on our table. I was shocked (bearing in mind that I didnt really count the 10 items ya), because I thought I have ate 10 items. I asked, "top 10 ar?". He said yes.

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While we were eating the above, I switched on my camera and count the dishes. The above four was definately not ordered by us lor. The tempura was not good, dont order. But the abolone soup was really nice and rich.

We had some sashimi from the counter. We didnt try the tepanyaki coz it was not good when the first time I had it. We were quite full. Actually I was quite mad when they served us the 'extra' 4 items lor. I didnt get the chance to try out something that I want.

When we finished the ice cream, Boy boy suddenly said, "here no line wor, my dealer called me, I go out return call first". Then I said ok. While waiting for him, suddenly it strike my mind whether is he gonna propose to me. Maybe he has gone to his car to take the flowers and ring. Then my heartbeat started to increase. OMG OMG OMG, what should I react if he propose? I panic.

10 minutes later, he came back ..... empty hand.

ya....no surprise proposal.

F**k.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Feel scared

Do you ever feel afraid of your partner?

I do.

No lar, he didnt hit me or punch me. No worries.

He waited for me for 5-10minutes and he got pissed off.

I already apologized when I entered his car. I dont think he accepted my apology.

He was quiet the whole day.

Tried talking to him but it was mono-log.

His face was so 'black'. I am so scared.

Whenever he is angry, he is always like that.

This is not the first time.

I think the more he ages, the fiercer he gets.

Nuffnang

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