Not familiar with Hokkien Noodles, I found the bakmi served in Cong Sim Athek quite new in regards to its texture, taste and of course the abundant topping.
The noodles strands are quite thin with its texture rather sticking to each other. The toppings (pork charsiu, chicken, pork rinds, wonton, fried shallots and spring onion) are literally everywhere that they really dominate the bowl. People won't be disappointed seeing the portion.
Unfortunately, I must say that the bakmi is not as flavorlful as you would expect from the look. It tends to be bland even when I try to add some soy sauce and stir it around. It feels more like eating the toppings with noodles instead of the other way around.
Disappointing it is, as it does not really meet the price I have paid for one bowl (40k). Once is enough to quench my curiosity.
A friend of mine constantly recommended Abura Soba Yamamoten for its well-known soba and she always mentioned "It's one of the best soba she has ever tasted." And yup, her choice really hits the bull's eye!
Every element (e.g. soba, pork/chicken, bamboo shoots, seaweed) with additional condiments like vinegar and chilli makes up perfectly this one black bowl of delectable soba. Adhere to the steps of eating soba vividly posted on the wall, stir everything well and voila, you're ready to munch.
I had a chance to taste its Original Abura Soba and Karami Soba served with chicken and pork respectively. The original one is just too delicious for me to stop eating while Karami Soba is much tempting, thanks to its creamy look from the coddled egg. Having tasted both of them, I'd say I prefer the original one. Decision is yours!
However, the place is always packed, so this may be a good idea just for a quick lunch--not that it's not comfy though. Plus, nothing's troublesome with the service either.
Strolling through Grand Indonesia Food Court, your nose can easily sense many fragrant aromas coming from vendors here, and one of the most alluring comes from Eggo Waffle which serves one famous HK street snacks, Egg Waffle--the thick ball waffle.
Eggo sells quite some variants of waffles (17k-20k) like pandan, vanilla, red velvet, etc and offers extra toppings (5k-15k) to be filled inside the waffle dough such as nuttella, cheese, tuna mayo, and so forth. You can add ice cream too if plain waffle is 'meh' for you (38k). Mine is pandan waffle stuffed with cheese and topped with twist ice cream. Well, It's yummy, but that's that. It's just another ordinary snack for sharing and keeping your mouth nibbling.
n.b. Plus point for the cute packaging! Nice yeti!
An affordable version of Sushi Tei is here in its sister company, Sushi Kiosk! With its grab-and-go concept, Sushi Kiosk does not fail to maintain the freshness of its sushi though of course, don't expect its quality to be as high as that of Sushi Tei.
I bought its Kitsutsuki (60k) and yeah, everything served is just fine. No fishy smell or the like. Simply add some shoyu and chilli powder and it's still quite delicious enough to calm your rumbling tummy for a while. But waiting time can reach up to 15-30 minutes for this sushi box packet--not a big deal if you're not in a hurry.
Oh, one more thing: sushi size can be rather small, so expect that you'll gobble up everything in just a couple of minutes.
Inclined to try Tsurukamedou Ramen ever since I knew this ramen-ya, my friend and I eventually made a visit to its only outlet in Ratu Kemuning, Green Ville. We did expect quite highly of its ramen--particularly Tonkotsu Ramen (Pork-broth Ramen) as it seems to be the best-selling one here. Bummer, expectation leads to disappointment, doesn't it?
I am not saying that the Tonkostsu Ramen is bad. I do like the chasiu which is quite succulent and tender, and the tamago was not served there in vain--it was a nice one. The noodle texture was also fine.
However, the broth somewhat didn't suit my liking. As its base was made from pork, I thought it's supposed to be rich and meaty but what I got was rather bland unfortunately. I feel like the taste of the spring onions (aka 'daun bawang') is much stronger than the broth per se. Simply saying, the taste was 'boring' despite the fact that its opaque and milky colour is perfect. I don't know, but I was just unlucky, I guess.
Anyway, service is fine with no laments from me, and price is quite wise for one bowl of ramen. Well, I may return but for other ramens or menus, I'd say.
Fancy some dry udon instead of the broth one? Well, you can try one of the Udon served in Marugame Udon called Abura Udon (45k). You can choose either regular or spicy abura udon, but either way, I'd say it's still a wise choice.
I myself ordered the spicy one which turns out to be mildly piquant. Add some more chillis in the provided self-service stall if you wanna have a spicier one. Mix the udon thoroughly with the base and minced chicken (this is the best feature, imo), and you'll get an appetizing red udon. This one bowl, though seemingly small in size, can be quite fulfilling due to the thick udon string. But have your refillable ocha/tea ready as it may be rather dry for your throat at some point.
All in all, Marugame Udon is probably still the best option should you crave for some Udon.
It is undeniable that the major selling point of Pooki Bbang is the bizzare shape of its bread. The filling? I bought the Choco Nutella (17k) and yeah, it's quite delicious to please your sweet palate although nothing much can be said about it. If it weren't poop-shaped, it would probably not be as appealing as it is now, I think. Oh, they do provide ice creams and double filling as well--quite a nice one for snacking.
One commendable thing is the cordial service of the staff. Always looking vibrant!
Many thanks to my friends for their post-defense treat, here we are in Miyagi---already craving for its Sushi Frenzy. What comes up in many people's mind about Miyagi is that it does provide sushi at lower prices, but no, no, no. Its food quality can keep abreast with more popular Jap-food chains (e.g. Sushi T**).
Some sushis we ordered here included Miyagi Maki (Omellete Sushi with Thousand Island), Salmon Cheese Aburi Maki and Ebi Tempura Maki. Bearing the bistro's name, Miyagi Maki---I personally think---is absolutely the crème de la crème (Really delicious especially when you add some Shoyu: it becomes perfect). The second is decent with the salmon really well-cooked and the cheese nicely melted. The last one is just fine for me.
Adding even more to the list, we ordered Tori Karaage Salad & Chicken Katsu Curry Rice. I am not a fan of salad but yes the vegetables are really fresh with nice dressing. The curry rice is also in fact satisfying (recommended for sharing). Plus, the specialty drinks may deserce your attention: Himawari Tea is more to the sour-sweet one; Haruki Tea is a bit gingerish with a tad sweetness (All are great!).
Ambience is quite cozy to stay rather longer and service is indeed commendable--quick and smooth.
Overall, I can say price may just sometimes lie and Miyagi is one existent proof.
Platinum, salah satu restoran yang sudah ada sejak saya masih kecil hingga saat ini, dan bisa jadi alternatif yang pas kalau mau makan enak dengan banyak variasi tanpa ngerogoh kocek yang banyak.
Kali ini, saya sendiri coba pesan Grilled Chicken-nya (37k++) dan menurut saya, untuk harga segitu agak below the standard yah. Ayam-nya is really ordinary (BBQ sauce-nya gak nolong), tofu fixingnya almost tasteless, I think. Mungkin memang salah pesan, karena saya cukup suka dengan beberapa menu lainnya sperti teppanyaki.
Namun, saya dan teman-teman saya agak kecewa dengan satu hal sih. So, saat mau ngecek bill, tagihan kami kena 20%, 10% itu tax (normal), 10% itu surcharge (yup, 10% kayak service charge in hotel restaurants) tanpa prior notice. Surcharge ini temporary, alasannya karena 'kebutuhan bahan pokok lagi pada naik', makanya kenalah 10% for whatever you order even if it's only drinks. To some extent, understandable, but it may be displeasing for some patrons.
Is this a common practice already?
Lagi iseng cari makan malam di daerah Kemurnian, ketemulah Bakmi Aheng yang memang selalu terlihat ramai. Cabang Bakmi Aheng yang satu ini bukan yang di Hayam Wuruk, tapi yang ada di pertigaan Kemurnian (berhubung belum ad di PerKul). Tanpa ngecek harga, langsunglah saya memesan dua porsi untuk take-away.
Satu porsi dengan harga 22k karena bakminya memakai daging ayam kampung selain ayam cincang. Tekstur bakminya sendiri tipis namun kenyal, dan rasanya? Well, enak sih tapi rasa gak bisa dibilang spesial banget. Yang cukup surprisingly good itu kuahnya--bener-bener berasa kaldu ayamnya. Disini juga sedia bakso goreng yang denger-denger lumayan ngagetin mahalnya, 😅
Overall sih, quite a good choice tapi gak bakal sering-sering banget makan bakmi harga segini. Lumayan ngerogoh dompet soalnya untuk sebungkus bakmi ayam.