AFTERMEAL DESSERTS, Damansara Uptown (Sweet Vouchers for you!)

This dessert shop is making waves in the Damansara Uptown area. And I can totally understand why. I have also become a fan of this place! This is where people go, after meals, if they want some good desserts. The menu is simple – just a combination of hot and cold desserts, served with sprinkling of Taiwanese, Korean, Chinese and also local styles and flavours. Think shaved ice, boba, jelly, popping pearls, sweet potato and taro balls … sound familiar?

This casual sweet eatery is run by Pei and his team of young entrepreneurs. When we were there, the place was really bustling and very soon, there was a queue outside the shop. The enterprising young folks quickly brought out stools for the waiting guests – really thoughtful and customer-friendly!

First thing to try here is their Kakigori – shaved ice desserts. They have a damn good ice-shaving machine … the shaved ice is bingsu-grade … soft, light and fluffy! The signature item is the Iron Lady Milk Tea Kakigori where premium quality tieguanyin tea is used. The tea flavour is fragrant and discernible, nicely absorbed in the soft fluffy shaved ice. It’s served with a bowl of handcrafted sweet potato and taro balls and boba pearls soaked in a light brown sugar syrup. Other flavours to check out in the kakigori range are Royal Matcha Latte, Dark Milo, Horlicks, White Coffee and Durian & Coconut – flavours that Malaysians love!

Iron Lady Milk Tea Kakigori (RM22)

I love grass jelly and the Classic Grass Jelly here is excellent. The bowl, with shaved ice at the bottom is piled high with wobbly jelly and crowned with red beans and crunchy roasted almond flakes. Like the kakigori items, it’s also served with a bowl of sweet potato and taro balls and boba pearls soaked in a light brown sugar syrup. Fresh milk is served separately which you then pour all over the jelly before digging in!

Classic Grass Jelly (RM16)

We adore the Classic Calamansi Yokan too. It’s so refreshing! The calamansi juice has been added to the ice and that’s how the taste has been intensified. Beneath the thick slices of calamansi yokan, there’s honey sea coconut, white pearls and passionfruit popping pearls – so much to love!

Classic Calamansi Yokan (RM16)

I’m a fan of hot ginger soup and the Bentong Ginger Soup with Black Sesame Rice Balls is right up my alley. 3 levels of “hotness” are offered: Light, Normal or Spicy. Of course my choice is “spicy”!

Bentong Ginger Soup with Black Sesame Rice Balls (RM16)

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AFTERMEAL DESSERTS
52 Jalan SS 21/58
Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Tel: +6012-646-7609

Opening Hours:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1.30pm – 11.30pm.
Friday & Saturday: 1.30pm – 1.00am.
*Closed on Tuesday

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aftermealdesserts/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aftermealdessertcafe/

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BRASSERIE LÉON, TTDI: Simple Classic French Fares

Located on the 1st floor of Greens Terrace in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Brasserie Léon is a welcoming eatery for a simple French meal. There’s an easy contemporary feel in the chic shades of blue and grey echoing throughout the restaurant. In the day time, lots of natural light streams into the premise through the huge expanse of glass occupying most of the walls. But we were there for dinner and the whole place took on a cosy romantic ambience, thanks to the enchanting fairy lights and muted rays from the overhead floral light fittings.

Glancing through the menu, I could see that chef-owner Geoffroi Herin (who hails from Lyon, France) likes to keep things simple and pretty basic. His repertoire is kept to the traditional and essential – this is the place for a fuss-free simple French meal. After all, the brasserie is modelled after French eateries known for simple inexpensive single dishes. The menu lists a concise selection of Bites (appetisers), Specialities (Mains), Add-Ons and Desserts. There’s also a short selection of beverages, bottled beers, red & white wines and whiskies.

Homemade Bread with Butter (RM5.90)

Once we were seated, appetisers like the classic Escargots – half a dozen of the baked shell-less version cooked in fragrant garlic parsley butter sauce made its way to our table. This was followed by the Flame Cured Mackerel served with cucumber and shallots vinaigrette. The thin slices of mackerel, pickled with rice vinegar still maintained a lovely umami marine taste.

The Deep-fried Brie Cheese Balls were full of rich creamy cheesy goodness. I particularly loved the sweet red onion ginger chutney served as it cuts through some of the richness of brie.

The signature item here is the classic French Steak & Fries served with a secret sauce – a favourite with many. The Roast Spring Chicken is also another popular order here – a dish you can order with a variety of bites (sides). Love how these are served on those oval stainless steel plates commonly used in Chinese eateries!

Brasserie Léon serves some of the best fries around. I’m not a fan of fries generally but I found I couldn’t stop popping those addictive fries into my mount! The double-fried crispy fries were so good I was almost tempted to order another portion!

Half Dozen Baked Shell-less Escargot (RM16.90) with garlic butter

Deep-fried Brie Cheese with red onion chutney (RM15.90)

Flamed Cured Mackerel (RM13.90) with Cucumber and shallots vinaigrette

Roast Spring Chicken (half bird) RM19.90 served with traditional chicken jus, house-made French fries and green salad

Grilled Australian Grain-fed Beef Striploin (180g) RM49.90 served with secret signature sauce, house-made French fries and green salad

At Brasserie Léon, raclette is one of the highlights. We thoroughly enjoyed the Traditional version: delicious warm gooey cheese scraped onto a plate of steamed potatoes, gherkins and pickled onions. It can also be served with Poutine, Shredded Roast Chicken, Smoked Duck Breast or Streaky Beef. Another option is to have raclette scraped over their favourite dishes from the menu (at RM22.90/100g).

Traditional Raclette (RM32.90)

Save some space for desserts. Don’t expect any fancy sweets as in typical brasserie style, dessert options were just Creme Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse and Tiramisu Verrine.

Creme Brûlée (RM9.90)


Chocolate Mousse (RM10.90) 70% dark chocolate


Tiramisu Verrine (RM10.90 with home-made espresso genoise

So the next time you are craving for some French bites, Brasserie Léon is just the spot to have a simple fuss-free meal that won’t bust your wallet.

 

BRASSERIE LÉON
1-1 Level 1 Greens Terrace
Jalan Wan Kadir 3
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603-2712-4481
http://www.leonkl.com

Operation hours:
Lunch 12pm to 3pm
Dinner 6.30pm to 10pm
Closed on Tuesday

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Salam Ramadhan from CHAKRI PALACE RESTAURANTS

If you are looking to break fast with Thai cuisine this Ramadhan, do check out Chakri Palace. This time round, from 13 May 2019 onwards Chakri Palace will be serving buffets of Thai cuisine alongside local favourite dishes at their restaurants:

*Chakri Palace Sky View Dorsett Hotel Hartamas
*Imperial Chakri Palace KLCC
*Chakri Palace Pavilion KL

We had a chance to try out some of scrumptious dishes at a preview recently at Chakri Palace Sky View in Dorsett Hotel Hartamas. Their dedicated team of Thai chefs have certainly gone all out to tantalise diners with their spread of more than 50 modern and authentic Thai and local favourites. We were spoiled for choice, truly and couldn’t decide where to start!

From local ulam-ulam and kerabus to the traditional Mieng Kam, Thai Mango Salad, Som Tam to crispy Thai Spring Rolls and Crispy Fried Noodles, we took our time sampling a bit of everything. For main courses, we couldn’t have enough of their Thai Green Curry, Salted Egg Buttersauce Prawns, Tomyum Seafood, Spicy Squids, Black Pepper Beef and Chilli Fish. There were also local favourites like Rendang Dating Tok, Masak Lemak Gulai Daging, Ayam Kapitan and Nasi Beriani.

Papaya Salad

 

 

 

We walked around the spacious restaurant to sample delicacies prepared at the live action stalls. Our plates and bowls were filled with nicely-grilled Chicken & Beef Satay, Ikan Bakar and tongue-tingling Tom Yum Noodles.

Do remember to save some stomach room for Thai desserts like Mango Sticky Rice, Red Ruby Water Chestnuts and Pumpkin Tart. Additionally, go for the local Malay kuih, Bubur Jagung & Pisang and other sweets.

This “Tantalizing Tastes of Thailand” Buffet Dinner will be available from 9 May 2019 from 7pm onwards.

Prices:

*Chakri Palace Dorsett Hotel Hartamas @ RM128++ (adult), RM64++ (child)
*Imperial Chakri Palace KLCC@ RM108.80++ (adult), RM54.40++ (child)
*Chakri Palace Pavilion KL @ RM98.80++ (adult),RM64++ (child)

For enquiries and reservation, please call:

Chakri Palace @ Dorsett Hotel: 03-26021031
Chakri Palace @ KLCC : 03-23827788
Chakri Palace @ Pavilion KL: 03-21431141

Email: marketing@chakri.com.my

Website: https/www.chakri.com

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SEAFOOD WORLD @ Plaza 33, Petaling Jaya

Seafood lovers in Petaling Jaya – rejoice!  Seafood World, the latest restaurant from the Oriental Group is now open and holding court grandly at the Main Entrance of Plaza 33.  Its huge brightly-lit signboard beckons wickedly and once you step into its cool interior, you will be welcomed by rows of tanks housing live seafood for your picking.  At the moment, the selection may not be overly extensive but whatever is available, you can be sure the seafood is of top-notch quality.

When we browse through the menu, we just want to try everything as every dish looks so tempting!  The restaurant serves steamboat(hotpot) and besides live seafood, there are quite a lot of other items on the steamboat menu.  Sliced meats, house-made seafood paste, balls and dumplings all look so good, we decided to have a bit of everything!  There are several choices of broth for the hotpot – our choices are the Century Eggs & Coriander Soup with light clear flavours and Beef Bone Soup which is absolutely tasty with a very delicate bovine undertone.

As our table gets filled up with plates of Sakura Pork Belly, Australian Beef, Fresh Prawn Paste, Charcoal-skin Dumplings, beancurd rolls, mushrooms and vegetables, we take some time to move to the sauce table and proceed to mix-and-match our own concoctions.  There are several types of chilli sauces, mustard sauce, sesame sauce, bean sauce, soya sauce, chopped garlic, coriander leaves and a whole lot more.

Hotpots are great on chilly evenings!

Once our stomachs are nicely warmed up by the hearty soup and super-fresh items of the hotpot, we just have to try some of those live seafood from the tanks.  Live plump tiger prawns intoxicated with Chinese wine and cooked in a hot stone pot prove to be amazingly good.

Hot Stone Sauna Tiger Prawns

Being in the mood to crack some crabs, the Sweet Chilli Crab served in a French Bread Bowl really gets us swinging.  The bread is addictive – freshly baked and we can’t stop dipping pieces of it into the thick sweet chilli sauce!  As you can see, the chef has thoughtfully served the sauce on an outer plate so that the bread won’t get soggy.

Sweet Chilli Crab in French Bread Bowl

Another winning crab dish here – in fact, its our favourite – is the White Pepper Sauce Crab.  Using premium Sarawak white pepper, the crab is insanely aromatic and the chef has got all the flavours perfectly mixed.  This is truly finger-licking delicious and will certainly be a repeat order for us.

Fried Mud Crab with Sarawak White Pepper Sauce

There are so many other captivating dishes we want to try here and of course it’s impossible to do that in one seating.  We will be back, for sure!

For the coming Chinese New Year, Seafood World will also be serving festive dishes mapped out in several set menus.  Prices start at RM298++ for 4 pax right up to RM1,988++ for 10 pax.  For more details on these special festive menus, check out their website here.

 

SEAFOOD WORLD
Main Entrance, Plaza 33
Section 13
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7931-8633
Open Tuesday-Sunday
Lunch: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm

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