Pig & Wolf

Pig & Wolf, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Address: 7.01.07 & E7.01.07 Level 7, Pavilion Mall, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It has been a while since my last visit to Pavilion and now, it has a new wing called Pavilion Elite with many branded outlets and restaurants situated at this new wing. Besides that, I came across a another new wing in the old Pavilion, the Level 7 which has plenty of restaurants there.

One of them is the Pig and Wolf. It is a non-Halal restaurant. My apologies to all my Muslim readers.

According to the Pavilion’s website, Pig and Wolf restaurant is a subsidiary of the popular 3 Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf. It is a casual dining restaurant that offers a mixture of Western and Asian cuisines. It offers from pork burgers, pasta to pork ribs.

Together with my friend, we explored this new restaurant. Initially, we wanted to order the set meal which comes with a soft drink and soup of the day. However, after looking at the a la carte dishes, we decided to order separately which we can have what we wanted to try.

During our visit they were doing a ‘Buy 1 Free 1’ promotion for the coffee’s menu which we both felt it was a better offer than having the soft drinks from the set meal. So, my friend picked the Iced Mocha and I chose the Iced Latte. Their coffee is just right and does not need extra sugar syrup.

My friend spotted the luncheon meat fries on the menu and we ordered one basket to share together. It is a simple appetizer which we can do it at home too. The luncheon meat is slightly fried and it tastes nice and crispy.

We ordered the Mighty Porky Burger which is one of the recommended dish on their menu. The presentation of the burger is still alright with some salads on one side and wedges on the another side. I liked the crispy and hot wedges. As for the pork burger, the pork patty is slightly dry.

We ordered the Pork Steak too which was recommended by the waiter. The meat was well marinated and strong garlic smell. The meat is juicier than the pork burger and it has the same side dishes.

Overall, the food portion is good enough, maybe they can improve the taste of the food to be more attractive. The environment in the restaurant is good and quiet, suitable for big group of people as there are plenty of long tables in the restaurant. We spent our afternoon here for lunch and coffee.

Hotel Istana

Hotel Istana – Taman Sari Brasserie, Malaysia.
I was here with my aunt to have lunch together. Instead of going for the hi-tea, we ordered the ala-carte and it took quite sometime for it to be served as the waitress informed us before taking our orders.

While waiting for the food to be served, the waitress served us the Mushroom Soup from the hi-tea area with some breads. It is not part of the ala-carte order, so I guess it is their hotel courtesy to their customers who wait for their food to be ready.


Fish & Chips
It is quite surprising to see this Fish and Chips. How come so small fish? I have no idea too, and according to my aunt, her previous visit to the same restaurant and ordered the same Fish and Chips was quite a big piece.

I am not sure what kind of fish was used to cook this Fish and Chips, the fish, vegetables and fries were okay.

I ordered the Pasta with Bolognese sauce and it turned to be generous portion. It is beef bolognese sauce and the minced beef portion is reasonable.

Another ordered was the Assam Fish. I am sorry that I have taken the picture from my seat. According to my aunt’s friend, the Assam Fish was quite spicy and reasonable portion. They gave quite a lot of chilli sambal to eat with the rice too.

Address: Hotel Istana, 75, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Big Apple Restaurant

Weekend Hi-Tea at Big Apple Restaurant, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They offered the intercontinental hi-tea on the day I visited the restaurant before I took my bus back to Singapore. They offer quite a big selection of food, desserts and coffee and tea are included. The food comprises both cold meat, Sashimi and normal cooked dishes or cooked on the spot per request.

After trying few different dishes are the the best ones that you can choose next time if you visit here:-
Cold meat selection with salads.
The cold meats and salads are fresh and plenty to choose. For salads, they have few different salad dressings for you to choose from the salads bar. If you love breads, they have made few different breads and put at the baskets for people to choose. I tried it with the ham.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio cooked in a very small portion which I think it is good and we can try a little bit without wasting the food. I added every ingredients inside and added some salads from the salads bar. It tastes good and portion is just right for tasting.

For those who love desserts, the desserts bar has more than 10 different desserts to choose and you can find some local kuih too. Overall, their food is quite okay, portion of food is reasonable and they keep replenishing the food as well. However, try to avoid their steamed egg, it is totally overcooked steamed egg. It is hard and tasteless. Other than that, do press their coffee machine for some crafted coffee.

Address: Big Apple Restaurant, Level 14, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Wondermama

The Wonder Kafe or Wondermama is located at the Avenue K, near KLCC, Malaysia. I went there for late lunch with a friend quite long ago and now just realised that I did not write anything about it. Since it has been so long ago, I could not remember much of the taste of the food and the names too. Just able to share some great pictures of the food that we tried together.

The entrance of the cafe is nicely decorated and it is nice to take pictures there.


They used some of the old styled or designs utensils and decorations.


That made it because a little unique and people can experience some old taste. We ordered the Iced Tea, and they served in this old designed mug.

For food, this is called Mee Siam which is fried meehoon with some chicken fillets, eggs and vegetables. My friend was having it for her lunch.

We ordered two desserts which one of it I pretty like it, the Waffle Vanilla Ice-cream with Sliced Banana. It is very filling if not mistaken.

The other dessert that we tried was a dessert with marshmallow.

It is a really great to have tried few different desserts when you have a partner who likes dessert! If you happened to be at Avenue K, you can try out this cafe and share with everyone.

Address: G-6, Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156,, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mywondermama

Coffea Coffee

Evening tea, Starbucks? No, let us try something other than Starbucks and Coffee Bean. Coffea Coffee then. I was at Pavilion with two of my friends after our buffet lunch at Mitasu Japanese Restaurant. Since it is pretty hard for me to cafe-hopping in KL nowadays, I suggested to try something else than the common coffee shops.

Coffea Coffee locates at the top floor of Pavilion offers a wide range of cakes and drinks. I chose to have my favourite, Caffe Latte. We ordered two cakes and one of it called the Lemon Cheese Cake with Oats. The cake is very filling and the coffee tastes normal only.

There are some crowds during the time we stepped into this cafe. Since is it located at the open area, it is quite dull to go without light music.
Coffea Coffee

Luk Yu Tea House

Luk Yu Tea House

It is our late lunch at StarHill, Kuala Lumpur, after settled some banking chores in town.
Luk Yu
It has been quite a long time I did not visit this restaurant for dim sum. The table setting and tableware are remained the same.
Fried Carrot Cake
Luk Yu
It is aromatic and not spicy type of fried carrot cake although it puts belacan to fry it too. The taste is well controlled and it is not oily too.  The fried carrot cake is crispy from the outside and soft on inside.
Steamed Beancurd Rolls
Luk Yu
It is a delicious beancurd rolls with sweet sauce. Inside the beancurd is chicken and fish meat. So, it is good to eat it when it is still warm.
Steamed Barbecue Chicken Bun
Luk Yu
Go to any dim sum restaurants, barbecue bun is a must to order. The ingredients and sauce are the main keys for a barbecue bun’s success. This is one of the good ones. You can give a try too.
Glutinous Rice 
Luk Yu
It is a bit salty for my taste bud, but ingredients are perfectly matched. It is pretty common ingredients where you can have chicken or pork meat, one sliced of mushroom, sometimes you might have Chinese sausage or minced meat.
Egg Tarts
Luk Yu
Lastly, I ordered the egg tart. It is just a simple egg tart and I think it is better to order others to try next time.

Location: Feast Village, Starhill Gallery,181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ambiance: It is very quite after the lunch hour. The restaurant is still serving dim sum even it is after lunch hour. The setting of the restaurant is very Chinese style and you can choose to sit inside or outside of the restaurant.
Rating: 3/5. The dim sum is still maintained its standard. Some of it are worth to order, especially the fried carrot cake.

Tai Ping

Tai Ping, The Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

This is one of my favourite Halal Chinese restaurant in the KL city. It is located at the centre of the KL city, close to Pavilion KL and Prince Hotel.
Tai Ping
The restaurant is located at the 2nd floor of the hotel and it is very quiet, not crowded restaurant as compared to the coffee house at the ground floor. The restaurant is spacious and can accommodate bigger groups of people. It has private rooms too.
Tai Ping
I do not have any idea why there is no crowd at this restaurant for my few visits. I do not think that the food is bad and the price is still reasonable. The service, not to mention, it is best of all because they serve us only!
Tai Ping
Another good point to have lunch or dinner here is the house tea is free. I guess everywhere that you go to, there is a minimal charges for tea or even plain water.

Salted Fish and Silver Anchovies Fried Rice
Tai Ping
It is one of the best fried rice served in hotel. The chef knows how to control the fire and brings the fried rice to its top fragrant. It is enough ‘wok hei’ in Cantonese and it does not look oily. It comes with generous ingredients and the portion for small is good enough for 3 persons.
Tai Ping
Stir Fried Chicken Cubes with Cashew Nuts
Tai Ping
The ingredients include the cubed chicken meat with crunchy cashew nuts and crispy red, yellow and green peppers. The combination is just right. The taste is okay.
Deep fried Grouper Fish with Superior Soy Sauce
Tai Ping
When it is a deep fried fish, the level of freshness of a fish is always a question. As for this dish, I do not have any complaint. I like the sauce.

Location: The Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5, Jalan Conlay, Malaysia.
Ambiance: Quiet, private and spacious.
Rating: 5/5. I am very satisfied with the food I tried on both of my visits, even the most recent one (as the pictures are taken in Year 2010 and 2012). The chef is really doing a great job to maintain the standard of the good. It is one of the best Halal Chinese restaurant that you must try.