Friday, December 30, 2011

Marufuku Jaya One

It was raining Friday night and I decided to use the deal I bought from Hahah for dinner. I have heard great reviews on Marufuku udon, that prompted me to purchase this deal. It was RM22 for 2 person.
#1 Edamame

We are digi users, as such we get to have the edamame for free. It was quite a big portion. This is the first time I noticed that the actual dish is bigger portion than the one shown in the picture.
#2 Kaarage (3 pieces of Japanese chicken nugget)
Lots of people rave about their Kaarage and I have high hopes on it. The coating was really flavourful with a tint of ginger, pepper and spices. I really would love to finish the whole plate but the oiliness put me off. If it was not so oily, I would have order an extra plate of this. I think this is their must-have dish as I spotted this kaarage on every table! 
#3 Yakitori (2 sticks)

We get to choose 2 yakitori out of 8 different types of yakitori. The restaurant offer yakitori of various parts of the body. We chose the conventional one: black pepper chicken and soya sauce chicken. The soya sauce chicken yakitori was really good! Boy boy said it was sweet but to me it was really tasty. It is better than Kushi Q. The black pepper yakitori was nothing to shout about.

#4 Big Nabe hot pot

Now this is the star of the night. It came in a big claypot with various ingredients such as fresh vege, tofu, chicken and udon (udon came in a seperate bowl). The fish broth was not thick but it has all the essences of the ingredients. It made us keep on drinking the broth! For me who like to eat thick flavoured food, I would gladly say that I love this Nabe.

Oh, did I forgotten about the udon? which the restaurant is famous for. We poured the udon into the claypot and cook it for a minute. The udon has a spingy texture and it was good.

#5 Dango Japanese dessert

Red bean is not my favourite food, so I can't really comment on this. It was just so-so.

During our dining period, we were served well by the waitress. She patiently explained to us what the deal includes and what are the options. She cleaned our table once we finished the food. She refill our green tea without us asking. When we wanted to leave, she asked how was the food and I delightfully told her that the Nabe was delicious. Now, that's what I called GOOD SERVICE!

We would definately come back here to try out their other varieties.
Marufuku Jaya OneUnit L-18-G-1, Ground floor,
Palm Square, Jaya One,
72 A, Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya.
Tiny Ratings:
Food: 8/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Service: 8/10

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bali: Free n Easy at South Kuta

After the massage, our driver sent us to our next hotel located at South Kuta beach. Once we have checked in, we went to the beach. It was Sunday, as such the beach was full with locals.

#1 Look at the amount of people at the beach. No hot chicks. Boy boy was disappointed.

#2 Signature black sand in Kuta. (actually I just wanna show off my pedicure)

#3 We didnt go for the swim though. We just sat there and relax and watch sun set. And yet the sun set behind the clouds and not the sealine. >.<
We went for a restaurant nearby for western food dinner. I told Boy boy that I couldn't take Balinese food anymore, it is just not my taste. The dinning place was filled with foreigners. It took 1 hour for our food to be served. So freaking hungry. Well, the food was nothing to shout about.
The next day and our last day in Bali, it was free and easy. We had our breakfast in our hotel (which was freaking awesome), and started walking. Within 5 minutes, Boy boy's slippers gave up on him. So we went to a nearby shop to buy a slippers. It was just a normal pair of Japanese slippers and the fella priced it at approx RM60. Definately con the tourists 1!
But we had no choice as we had whole lot of walking today. We bargained until approx RM30, which we thought it was still overpriced. That fella asked Boy boy to give him his Nike slipper. Siao (crazy) la! Who on earth wanna give you the Nike slipper. It is not a trade-in ok.
So, we starting walking towards North. Bali is a tourist friendly place but not the roads. The side roads are filled with pot holes, uneven level etc. Make it so difficult to walk.
After some walking, we chose this spa place called Melasti Spa along the road since it was 50% off. Although the view is not as good as Ubud, but the place is definately cleaner and more aroma smell, which was relaxing.

#4 Satisfied customer

The spa here is slightly more expensive than Ubud. I just don't know whether to find the cheap cheap ones like what other people has found.
After that, we went into one of the mall to find some food. The lunch was not good (will blog about it in another post). So we decided to hunt for ice cream and this is what we found in the mall.

#5 Sitting in front of the Sour Sally shop.

#6 Definately very sour, tasty for Boy boy who loves to eat sour food.
After finished eating the ice cream and people watching for like 40 minutes. We walked to the back of the mall and discovered that there is actually a decent road along the beach that stretches quite far, from South to North.

#7 Again, no sunset.
So, we walked along the beach back to our hotel, like 30 minutes walk.
That ends our Bali trip.