Papa John

Opened for few years in Berjaya Times Square but I never thought of trying it because of its pricing. I always go for Pizza Hut if I want to eat pizza. But lately, I have a new discovery that Papa John is also offering good pizza besides Pizza Hut and Domino Pizza.

Using the 50% discounts voucher, I headed down to the restaurant at Berjaya Times Square, the nearest one in my living area to try it for the first time.

Super Papa
9″ Super Papa. If you want to compare this with Pizza Hut and Domino Pizza, I do feel this Super Papa is more worthy to go for. It costs RM22.90 with plenty ingredients and generous amount of cheese. I think they might be using high quality of flour to make the pizza dough. The chewy pan pizza goes well with their special sauces.


Location:
Lot G07 & G08, Ground Floor, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Esquire Kitchen

It was pretty stressful lately and would like to spend some quality time eating around Mid Valley. I went to Esquire Kitchen at North Court of Mid Valley. They offer set lunch during weekdays. These are the two set lunch offers that I have tried so far. All set lunch comes with a dessert and a drink of your choice.

Fried Shanghai Noodle (Signature Noodle)
It is generous with simple ingredients such as shredded meat and bean sprouts It tastes okay.

Curry Chicken Noodle
It uses the Shanghai noodle instead of the normal yellow noodle or meehoon. Its ingredients are quite limited to chicken meat, “tauhu pok” and some bean sprout. It smelt good but tasted okay only.

Location:
G 025, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kungfu Paradise

Kungfu Paradise in Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur is the second branch of Paradise Group Malaysia, after the first one at Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya. I saw this restaurant in Singapore which is its originated country.

Black Pepper Chicken Rice
It does not give us the drumstick as per advertised. Alright, it is fine as it always for illustration purpose.
Kungfu Paradise
Baked Curry Chicken
We do not expect it is a lot because the plate is quite shallow.
Kungfu Paradise
Seafood Fried Rice with Gravy
Unexpected it was flooded with so much gravy. It is a fried rice flooded with gravy and the gravy was quite salty. It did look weird to me. The ingredients were simple.
Kungfu Paradise

Address: LG-074A, Lower Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Royale Vietnam

My friend just came back from Vietnam and we went to this Vietnam restaurant which is located at Starhill Shopping Centre at Bukit Bintang. The restaurant is pretty hard to find because the area is dark and quiet. Yes, there is no crowd during our visit.
Royale Vietnam
Royale Vietnam
We were pretty worried about the food quality when we did not see anyone in this restaurant. While we discussed what to eat, there was a family came in and sat next to our table. They seemed to have visited this restaurant before and ordered the food soon after that. So, we did.
Royale Vietnam
Appetizer – Spring Rolls
Royale Vietnam
Royale Vietnam
Mixed well the sauce and then dipped the spring rolls with this sauce. A combination of salad, herbs and shrimps wrapped with rice paper. The spring rolls were normal and nothing to further comment on it. It costs RM14.90

Snow Fungus with Crab Meat Soup
Royale Vietnam
Do not think that we ordered shark fin soup by looking at this picture. This soup is a healthy soup which is very good for lung, stomach and brain. It is a great soup after tired day of work according to the menu. Yes, I needed it! It costs RM16.90

Beef Noodle Soup
Royale Vietnam
Royale Vietnam
This is a must try dish when visiting a Vietnamese restaurant. It is their traditional dish, which served with sliced beef, beef balls and other herbs with flat rice noodle. According to my friend, the one that she ate in Vietnam was using thick round rich noodle (the noodle used for assam laksa). The broth is superb and said it has been boiled for 20 hours. It is not oily and strong with herbs. It costs RM28.90.

Desserts – Eight Treasured Drink
Royale Vietnam
We wrapped our lunch with a dessert, Eight Treasured Drink. It was cooling. It costs RM12.90.
Location: Lot LG7, Feast Floor, Starhill Gallery, No. 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tsim Chai Kee Noodle

I visited Hong Kong last October, 2012 with my friends. While strolling through the busy roads in Central, Hong Kong Island, we stopped by at Tsim Chai Kee (沾仔記) which is located at Wellington Street for our lunch. It is a wanton noodle shop. There was no lunch crowd when we reached but it was quite full house. Do not have to worry about sharing table with other people.

I searched online about this shop before I went to Hong Kong and it has pretty okay comments from the public. So, let me show you more!



Springy wanton noodle with tasty soup. The soup base was not oily and salty. The noodle cooked al-dente and the noodle’s portion was pretty big. If you would like to compare with KL wanton noodle size, I guess, this would be 1 1/2 noodle.

On top of that, it gave three giant wanton which consisted of shrimps and shredded pork. This is un-comparable with KL style and they do not have barbecue pork meat (char siew).  Wow, the shrimp was very fresh and “crunchy” when I bite it.

We added on a plate of vegetable. I do not know what the vegetable’s name but it mixed well with the butter sauce.

Each bowl of wanton noodle costs HKD21 and a plate of vegetable costs HKD12.

Location:
Shop B, G/F Jade Centre, 98 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong Island.

Opening hours: Mon.-Sun. 09:00-22:00