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Secret Recipe, Jusco Maluri, Kuala Lumpur.

I went back to Kuala Lumpur for Christmas last year and spent a week with loved ones. I feel very happy when I returned home and spent such a long time with them. It is more happier because I did not bother much about my work. It is a real holiday.
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I went for lunch with my aunt at nearby shopping center. We ordered the set lunch, the Vietnamese beefy noodle and Western chicken chop with mushroom sauce. It comes with a drink of your choice. 

Vietnamese Beef Noodle
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The beef noodle’s soup is great and aromatic. How to make it? It consists quite a lot of ingredients such as sliced beef, meatballs, some bean sprouts and lots of fried onions. It makes the noodle good.

Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce
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The chicken chop is tender and goes well with the amount of mushroom sauce given. They have black pepper sauce too. The plus side, they give sweet corns. It comes with a small portion of rice, not plain rice.

All set lunch comes with a drink of your choice, and I chose A&W soft drink with cost RM4.00 if you buy separately from the menu.
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Location: G19, Taman Maluri Shopping Centre, Jalan Jejaka, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ambiance: The restaurant is quiet, not crowded. There is limited number of seats in the branch. The service is fast and the waiters are responsive.
Rating: 3/5. The lunch set is quite nice and worth to give a try. Even if you do not like the set lunch offers, the ala-carte  menu does offer many other dishes. Both of our choices taste good.

Nam Nam Noodle Bar

Nam Nam Noodle Bar

I was brought to try this Vietnamese restaurant by my cousin. It was the first time I stepped into Vietnamese restaurant after the closure of the Vietnamese restaurant in Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur few years back.

Pho
I ordered the basic dish to try, Pho with chicken. Wow, the broth was so aromatic, strong with spices and it wasn’t oily. It tasted good but I don’t know how authentic it is. Satisfied for my first time experience. Worthy to give a try.
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You can eat with sauces available on the table which I do not know if it is suitable to put into Pho. I tried with its original taste. The Hoisin sauce is the most commonly I saw but have not given a try at all.
NamNam
This is a set meal which comes with a drink of your choice (either Vietnam Black Coffee, Vietnam Coffee with Condensed Milk or Lotus Tea).

Lotus Tea
The Lotus tea was aromatic and nice to drink when it was hot. I did a quick research on lotus tea and it said that lotus tea can help people to feel calm and de-stress.
NamNam
Interiors of the restaurant. There are plenty of 2-seated, 4-seated and 6-seated tables. It was pretty crowded during the dinner time, so be earlier to avoid long queue.
NamNam
Location: #B1-131, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore.
Ambience: Crowded and quite noisy.
Rating: 4/5. Pho is very nice, aromatic and satisfying. The food and drink and services are good and waiters are attentive. Worth to try.

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.