MO-MO-PARADISE at J’s Gate Dining, Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur

If you are a fan of Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki, then you’d be very happy to know that Mo-Mo-Paradise is now open in Kuala Lumpur. I am a definite fan of both and I can’t be more ecstatic now that I can have the best of both, in Mo-Mo-Paradise located in J’s Gate Dining at Lot 10 Shopping Centre. For those who are not aware, J’s Gate Dining is a curated space offering the best of Japanese cuisine and Mo-Mo-Paradise has joined the line-up of sterling outlets.

Cosy and comfortable seating in Mo-Mo-Paradise

The local founders of Mo-Mo-Paradise Malaysia are 3 young entrepreneurs: Ee Soon Wei, Yap Chor Wen and KC Loh. Being serious foodies, these 3 friends started bonding while studying in Australia and a chance meeting with Mo-Mo-Paradise Japan had them opening this first outlet in Malaysia. Mo-Mo-Paradise first opened in Shinjuku Kabukicho, Tokyo way back in 1993 with the objective to provide the ultimate Shabu-Shau and Sukiyaki experience. Their success hinges very much on their focus in using a good variety of fresh, high-quality ingredients accompanied by warm hospitality and all at affordable dining prices. These are the exact principles employed in Mo-Mo-Paradise Kuala Lumpur.

Waiting for the broth to boil

Just look at these fresh premium cuts of meat! Eat as much as you can!

Sakura pork sourced locally and air-flown beef from Australia are the staple meats served in Mo-Mo-Paradise. From the vegetables bar, there’s a good variety of greens, mushrooms, fungus and beancurd rolls.

Those beancurd rolls are superb – can’t remember how many I took!

Mo-Mo-Paradise offers an “All You Can Eat” concept within a time limit of 100 minutes (believe me, this is more than enough time for a satisfying all-you-can-eat meal!) and diners can choose either or both Shabu-Shabu or/and Sukiyaki. Shabu-Shabu is the lighter broth, enjoyed with “ponzu” or “gomadare” (sesame) sauces. On the other hand, Sukiyaki is the richer, sweet-salty broth and of a darker hue.

The All-You-Can-Eat meal is priced at RM68++/person for a single pot and RM76++/person for a mixed pot.

 

All meats and vegetables are refillable within the 100 minutes time limit. Non-alcoholic beverages such as sodas and coffee are also refillable at RM4.50 while water and tea are complimentary.

For reservations/more information, please call +603-2110-3588.

I’ll definitely be going back to Mo-Mo-Paradise for my “best of both worlds” meal soon. It’s so easy to get there too – I took the MRT, got out at the Pavilion Bukit Bintang station and upon exiting Gate D, take the lift beside Zara @ Lot 10 up to the 4th level and you are at J’s Gate Dining!

Pssttt…if you are on the Keto Diet or No Carb Diet, this is just perfect for you!

 

MO-MO-PARADISE
J’s Gate Dining
Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Mall
Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

MO-MO-PARADISE at J’s Gate Dining, Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur

If you are a fan of Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki, then you’d be very happy to know that Mo-Mo-Paradise is now open in Kuala Lumpur. I am a definite fan of both and I can’t be more ecstatic now that I can have the best of both, in Mo-Mo-Paradise located in J’s Gate Dining at Lot 10 Shopping Centre. For those who are not aware, J’s Gate Dining is a curated space offering the best of Japanese cuisine and Mo-Mo-Paradise has joined the line-up of sterling outlets.

Cosy and comfortable seating in Mo-Mo-Paradise

The local founders of Mo-Mo-Paradise Malaysia are 3 young entrepreneurs: Ee Soon Wei, Yap Chor Wen and KC Loh. Being serious foodies, these 3 friends started bonding while studying in Australia and a chance meeting with Mo-Mo-Paradise Japan had them opening this first outlet in Malaysia. Mo-Mo-Paradise first opened in Shinjuku Kabukicho, Tokyo way back in 1993 with the objective to provide the ultimate Shabu-Shau and Sukiyaki experience. Their success hinges very much on their focus in using a good variety of fresh, high-quality ingredients accompanied by warm hospitality and all at affordable dining prices. These are the exact principles employed in Mo-Mo-Paradise Kuala Lumpur.

Waiting for the broth to boil

Just look at these fresh premium cuts of meat! Eat as much as you can!

Sakura pork sourced locally and air-flown beef from Australia are the staple meats served in Mo-Mo-Paradise. From the vegetables bar, there’s a good variety of greens, mushrooms, fungus and beancurd rolls.

Those beancurd rolls are superb – can’t remember how many I took!

Mo-Mo-Paradise offers an “All You Can Eat” concept within a time limit of 100 minutes (believe me, this is more than enough time for a satisfying all-you-can-eat meal!) and diners can choose either or both Shabu-Shabu or/and Sukiyaki. Shabu-Shabu is the lighter broth, enjoyed with “ponzu” or “gomadare” (sesame) sauces. On the other hand, Sukiyaki is the richer, sweet-salty broth and of a darker hue.

The All-You-Can-Eat meal is priced at RM68++/person for a single pot and RM76++/person for a mixed pot.

 

All meats and vegetables are refillable within the 100 minutes time limit. Non-alcoholic beverages such as sodas and coffee are also refillable at RM4.50 while water and tea are complimentary.

For reservations/more information, please call +603-2110-3588.

I’ll definitely be going back to Mo-Mo-Paradise for my “best of both worlds” meal soon. It’s so easy to get there too – I took the MRT, got out at the Pavilion Bukit Bintang station and upon exiting Gate D, take the lift beside Zara @ Lot 10 up to the 4th level and you are at J’s Gate Dining!

Pssttt…if you are on the Keto Diet or No Carb Diet, this is just perfect for you!

 

MO-MO-PARADISE
J’s Gate Dining
Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Mall
Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

BUCKED OUT SEAFOOD FEAST at GOBO CHIT CHAT, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Come Friday and Saturday evening just before 6.30pm, there’s a huge crowd looming at the entrance of Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur. For what, you may ask. Well, they are just waiting for the clock to strike 6.30pm for the Bucked Out Seafood Market to welcome diners. Yes, this was the scene I saw when I was there several weeks ago – people who had made reservations were all waiting to get into Gobo Chit Chat!

Baskets of raw shrimps everywhere!

Slipper Lobsters

From the entrance, I caught whiffs of fresh seafood wafting out and that’s hardly surprising because the counters and tables inside were practically groaning under the weight of fresh fish, crustaceans, shellfish and all kinds of seafood! I was told there are more than 130 types of food on the buffet spread. Among other things, I spotted pots and pans of Szechuan-style Spicy Mud Crabs, Grilled Squids in Orange Sauce, Tiger Prawns with Cream Corn, Slipper Lobsters in Cream Cheese and Kam Heong Bamboo Clams.

My favourite!


Oysters lover, anyone? These babies were really good!

My plate, filled with favourites

Apart from the ready-cooked dishes, the main attraction of this seafood feast is that you can fill up buckets of your favourite fresh seafood and then hand them over to the chefs to cook it in your selected sauce – hence the name “Bucked Out Seafood!” The serving crew will then bring your bucket of cooked seafood to your table! Take your pick from a variety of sauces available: curry cheese, Sichuan chilli, sambal, rendang and Thai coriander lime garlic.

Pick your seafood into a bucket like this

Goodies from our bucket!

 

Of course besides seafood, there are also meats, chicken, pasta, noodles, salads and desserts on the buffet – take your pick from the Japanese, Indian and Western food counters.

Salmon Pizza

Roast Lamb

Fragrant Grilled Chicken

Curry Mud Crabs cooked to order, served with fried mantou!

The Bucked Out Seafood Buffet is available every Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm at RM149 nett per person.

 

GOBO CHIT CHAT
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Persiaran KLCC
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2332-9888

Medan Kampung Sunset Dining at PASAR BARU, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

With the holy month of Ramadhan going into full swing, many are looking for nice venues to break fast. One of the latest hotels to open in Petaling Jaya, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel takes dining to a whole new level with a tasteful take on community dining with its lively market-style set-up at Pasar Baru.

Delicious Kampung spread

Grilled Stingray

Grilled Squids

The hotel’s Executive Chef – Alexander Chong, together with his master chefs have skilfully put together a sumptuous buffet spread which features over 100 mouth-watering dishes of local and traditional Malaysian delicacies, promising an exceptional dining experience for all.

Fresh seafood

We started off with a selection of freshly imported seafood such as yabbies, bamboo clams and succulent crabs and prawns. Next were traditionally prepared Malay dishes from the main buffet counter, including Pasar Baru’s signature made-to-order beef and chicken satay, freshly grilled seafood and traditional ‘bubur lambuk’ . Those looking for lighter and healthier options can toss up their own ulam-ulam or pick from a variety of ready-made salads on offer.

Pasar Baru’s magnificently roasted lamb is one of the best we’ve had so far, succulent and crispy to the bite and accompanied with home-made sauces. Actually I felt the lamb tasted better without any sauces!

Finally we ended the feast on a high note, with a variety of delicious confections all beautifully plated at the dessert counter. What I liked about this was that the desserts were kept fresh and replenished often. We had sago gula Melaka, blueberry cheese tarts, a selection of home-made Malay kuih and soft-serve ice-cream.

Dates are a must for breaking fast

To add to the merriment of the occasion, guests can get up close and personal with the chefs at the various live-action stations and watch first-hand as they prepare and serve delightful fare, especially the enticing noodles and lok-lok station. Curry Laksa is my absolute favourite here!

The “Medan Kampung” buffet is available from 17 May – 14 June 2018, 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Prices:
RM168 nett per adult
RM84 nett per child aged 12 years & senior citizens aged 60 years and above

For reservations, please call (603) 7682-0000 or email marketing.petalingjaya@newworldhotels.com

 

PASAR BARU
New World Petaling Jaya Hotel
No.1 Jalan SS7/26A
Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya

Jom Makan at VASCO’S, KUALA LUMPUR this Ramadhan!

As the holy month of Ramadhan has just dawned and Muslims have started fasting, the breaking of fast is a time of giving, sharing and celebrating togetherness. Towards this, Vasco’s at Hilton Kuala Lumpur is offering a buka puasa buffet themed “Kenduri-Kendara” featuring more than 200 authentic local dishes. In fact, it covers culinary favourites from 11 states in Malaysia as the main attraction.

Vasco’s at Hilton Kuala Lumpur is elegantly fitted to showcase the best that their kitchen can offer. The culinary team’s line-up of authentic Malay cuisine from the different states of Malaysia is truly impressive. Diners can look forward to some really traditional flavours here and many of the food stations have chefs manning them with live cooking, offering guests food cooked-on-the-spot.

Curries galore!

Roast Whole Lamb

In addition to the regular servings of western, Japanese, Indian delights & desserts on the buffet, diners can look forward to such local favourites like…

*Gulai Daging from Perlis
*Murtabak Raja & Pasembor Boria Padang Kota from Penang
*Asam Pedas Dondang Sayang dengan Burasak from Melaka
*Nasi Dagang Ulek Mayang & Nasi Kerabu Watimang Landok from Trengganu
*Sup Merah Temasik Bengkulu & Ikan Bakar Safari Sri Kuda Kepang from Johor
*Masak Salai Guai Lemak Cili Api Nismilan from Negeri Sembilan
*Ayam Masak Lemak Rebung Joget from Selangor
*Ikan Patin Sungai Tempoyak Gurindam from Pahang
*Singgang Rusuk Lehmbau Cong Code from Kelantan
*Spicy Sambal Tumis Udang Harimau dengan Petai Berangkai from Perak

 

Delicacies from Pahang

Kelantan favourites!

The desserts spread at Vasco’s is nothing short of spectacular. There are lots of traditional kuihs and festive cakes to satisfy every sweet craving you may have!

And if you are lucky, you can even catch Chef Teen in action, demonstrating how to make the traditional “Kuih Loyang”!

 

Prices of buffet:

17 May to 17 June 2018
Starts from RM188 nett (adult), RM100 nett (child 6-11 years old)

Last 5 days (13 June to 17 June 2018)
Starts from RM100 nett (booking made online via TABLEAPP.com with full pre-payment)

For reservations, please call +03-2264-2264Jom Makan!

 

VASCO’S
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2264-2264

JW MARRIOTT KUALA LUMPUR’s Kampong Festive Buffet at SHOOK! FEAST VILLAGE, Starhill Gallery

The JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur’s buffet at Shook in Feast Village has always been popular. Come Ramadhan, the buffet takes on a kampong festive atmosphere. The venue is transformed to give diners the feel of breaking fast in a traditional village, as the creative displays and stalls showcase Malay cuisine at its best.

Within such a charming traditional ambience, Chef Rafizan Abdul Rahim and his culinary team have come up with an amazing repertoire of dishes. Start with local ulam-ulaman served with Sambal Belacan, Sambal Tempoyak, Sambal Cincaluk and Budu and move on to other appetisers, pickles, salads and soups. From there, do proceed slowly to savour such classics like Rendang Tok, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak, Paru Goreng Berlada, Sambal Petai Ikan Bilis, Nasi Biryani, Sup Ekor and Bubur Lambok – these are surely must-have dishes during Ramadan!

In the village setting, mouth-watering aromas and irresistible displays beckon from the Gerai Satay, Gerai Ikan Bakar, Gerai Nasi Ayam, Gerai Roti Canai (my favourite), Gerai Mee and Gerai Rojak Buah.

I’m glad I saved stomach space for desserts because the sweet spread seems endless. The colourful local kuih, ice-cream, fresh fruits and western sweets were more than enough to satiate any sweet cravings!

 

The Festive Kampong Buffet is available from 15 May till 12 June 2018 from 6.30pm till 10.00pm.

Price: RM98 nett per adult and RM50 nett per child aged 12 years and below.

For reservations and more information, please call +603-2782-9122 or email festivebuffetpromotion@ytlhotels.com.my

 

SHOOK!
Feast Village
Starhill Gallery
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

HILTON PETALING JAYA: Experience Ramadhan the kampung way

As Muslims around the country begin their fasting during this holy month of Ramadhan, it’s time to check out certain venues for a gathering of loved ones for breaking of fast. Berbuka Puasa is often made more meaningful when sharing with friends and family. Paya Serai at the Hilton Petaling Jaya is well-known for its splendid buffet of local dishes and it’s one of my personal favourites as well.

“Jom Makan” at Hilton Petaling Jaya this time features a stunning array of 150 dishes covering both traditional and modern takes of everyone’s favourites. The appetizers tables are a good place to start – great selections of salads, seafood bar, ulam-ulaman, jeruk, keropok and various local rojak.

Various stalls are also set up to offer carved roast meats, nasi kandar, grilled seafood, Indian specialities with all kinds of roti (canai, naan, capati, murtabak), dim sum, Japanese favourites (sashimi, sushi, tempura, teppanyaki) and seasonal favourites like gulai kawah, gearbox soup, bubur lambuk, lontong, lemang with curries and rending. Don’t miss out the stalls dishing out noodles, pasta, simmering claypots of gulai, Hainanese chicken rice, deep-fried delicacies and my all-time favourite: satay!

You must save tummy space for desserts because the sweet temptations at Paya Serai are absolutely divine. Honestly, the dessert spread here is one of the best in town. Besides the huge selection of local kuih & festive sweets, there’s also a good selection of western desserts jostling for space on the counters.

This year, in addition to the buffet spread, the Buka Puasa feast includes several food trucks as well. Parked at the front of the hotel, these food trucks serve local favourites like pasembor, cendol, putu bamboo, char kway teow and durians! Well, durians were available when I was at the preview about a month ago and I hope they will still be available throughout Ramadhan.

Prices of the Jom Makan buffet:

1st Three Days (15-17 May 2018)
RM169nett (adult) and RM89 nett (kids)

The following weeks (18 May 2018 onwards)
RM189nett (adult) and RM99 nett (kids)

Last Three Days (11-14 June 2018)
RM169nett (adult) and RM89 nett (kids)

For reservations, please call 03-7955-9122.

 

PAYA SERAI
Hilton Petaling Jaya
2 Jalan Barat
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7955-9122
Website: www.zestPJ.com