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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Xi Bei Pai, The Melakan (Malaccan) Vegetarian Steamboat food review

If you are not my classmate, you probably don't know that I am a vegetarian back in Melaka. Althought I do lots of food review which more of 'em are non vegan food or some are even non halal.

Most of you that come to Melaka are for the food. Top of the list would be Satay celup. One of the famous satay celup located in Jalan Ong Kim.
Most of the time, we don't travel alone, but how if someone in our travel group is vegetarian? That would be some awkward~

However, finding a vegeterian shop in Melaka is not hard, even if are not a full time pure vegetarian, Malaccan(Melakan) have habits to dine in Vegetarian restaurant once in a while.

So, now I am introducing a new restaurant, probably not the best the Melaka but provide convenient vegetarian meal to tourist.

There are quite an amount of Taiwanese snacks selling here, but thats not my point~
See the 2 big plates on the right?(as in the opposite of left, not asking you questions~)
There are 2 sets of steamboat that you can pick of, which is vegetarian steamboat and seafood steamboat, both RM13.90.
On top of that, you can choose any of the 6 soup bases, excluding vegetarian which only 2 of the soup base is vegan~


This is not my 1st time in the restaurant, but this is the 1st time I see
a "handsome" waiter that sit down to take our orders! Pretty cool... I never see a restaurant like THAT before!

I order original bubble milk tea while my housiemie ordered yam bubble milk tea.

Apple juice with something (Roselle? Hubby can't even tell me what she order after she ordered =.=)

My portion of raw plate of vegetarian steamboat.

Since, it's vegetarian, no shabu-shabu =(

Vegetarian fish ball

Vegetarian seafood toufu (海鲜豆腐),

Vegetarian squid ball and fuhzhu(腐竹),

Vegetarian cha siu (叉烧) with vermicelli(米粉)
Vegetarian ...blah... whatever it's vegetarian, what will you expect anyway =.=

At the end of the day, I learn something important:

Appearance is important, if you don't those food aren't going to look as delicious as it is now! XD

Overall: 5/10 (I don't know why I blog about this, I don't recommend this place. Just another options for the vegetarian....)

Taste bud indulgence: 5/10 (Not really good vegetarian food, I can easily find better in Melaka.)

Purse saver: 6/10 (If in K.L, this price will be cheap, but a vegetarian steamboat in Melak? Neh....)

Atmosphere: 6/10 (Modern orient style. Very cold inside... I can't imagine myself if I wren't ordering steamboat~ )

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hennessy Artistry 2011, MIECC

Cheers to the largest Hennessy Artistry on 2011 in Malaysia! Woohoo~
This event is pretty celebrate-able, except it was 2 weeks ago ^__^||||
I am admire by my own blogging speed.

Although it was a massive crowd at the MIECC that night, we bloggers

are more please to be invited as
VIP and placed in P zone.

But I wonder, who else is place in P zone other than blogger? The congested section makes to hard to believe there are actually so much bloggers (non muslim 1) around K.L area? Wow.... I never see 90% of their face before~

Anyhow, despite the congested situation, we blogger drink


and party #likeaboss.

I am not into all these kind of drinking, dancing and partying stuff, so I just go infront to watch the performance while accompany my dear on his shooting(some photos are credited to deary).

After the hall has been heated up by DJ Reeve (the winner of Astro Spin Master Challenge 1),
Pak Jun Ming(朴政珉 or 박정민) was the 1st artist that perform for the night.
Although there were damn alot girls that scream for this prince,
I have no idea who he is ^___^||||

Next would be the ONLY artist I know, which is Landy Wen(溫嵐).Photobucket
Landy didn't only sing

and dance.

She also duet with Park.

Next is Chris Willis
Damn... I never know this guy but seems like every 1 is so high when he perform.

Don't understand what I mean?

See this:

After Chris WIllis perform, there are 2 more DJs performed, which is Yolanda be cool also DJ Goldfish and DJ blink.

We are not very into the DJ. Besides, our camera really can't zoom to the end of the stage where the DJ area is, so we just come back to P zone and start to camwore! XD

with deary

with Sherry

with Maisarah

with Henry aka Clvermunkey

With more bloggers

and more bloggerssssss~

Last but not least, cheers again to Hennessy Artistry, we will meet again next year ^_^

Monday, November 21, 2011

My Penang Diary 10: Ichiban Ramen Aeon Seberang Prai City Shopping Center

I visited this Ramen shop when I was still doing my internship in Northen Malaysia. 
I still remember I had a meeting on the Penang Island in the afternoon and have to drive back to the mainland to this mall after work then stuck in a massive jam just to attend a movie gathering with my housemates.
One of the reason I didn't blog about this shop ASAP is because I don't really like the food here except their gyoza.

Ichiban Ramen Interior

Like most restaurant, there is dinner set available. The set came with a main dish, a plate of gyoza, green tea and a plate of fruit.
My housemate choose the Donbori

While I choose the Chasu Ramen.
Don't let the color cheat you, the soup is not spicy at all. 
Frankly, I don't like the noodles because it is too soft, not smooth, easy to break but not a pleasing texture. Wan Ten Mee sized noodle but the taste is big in difference.
The Chasu is lean meat. By looking at the meat, I thought it's not important not to have any joice on my meat as long as the skin is crisp. but it doesn't happen too =(
The soup isn't good in any particular way, but still drinkable, just that no distinguish flavor.

The qyoza is still ok, ok.
The skin is soft and slightly burn on the outer part. A perfect skin with some mediocre fillings. The meat was well marinated with soup but since it is not fresh, the meat is very scatted instead of a compact filling. At least the skin is right and the vineger is there.


Since it was a meal I had long time ago. If I was not mistaken, the meal cost me RM20++ which I think is quite expensive in that location and with that quality.

Overall: 5/10 (I don't usually blog places that I don't like but since I have use some time in Photoshop the photo, just thought that I don't wanna waste it XP)

Taste bud indulgence: 5/10 (I can be consider to be Japanese but the taste? *shake head*)

Purse saver: 5/10 (Not particular cheap but it's just ok ok since it located in a Mall)

Atmosphere: 5/10 (Very Japanish decoration with short table around the shop which you can hide your feet in it)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tenshi no Cafe (天使の喫茶) Food Review

Tenshi no cafe logo

Like I mention in my teaser post, thanks to Ivy and Tenshi no Cafe for inviting me for a Selangorlicious Foodster Trip last Tuesday(8th Nov 2011) in their shop in e@curve.
P/s: Tenshi in Japanese means angel, hence the logo.

Just in case you don't know wheres e@curve
Tenshi no Cafe is just on LG North Circle, opposite to Mr. Teppanyaki.
The detail address:
LG18, North Side, e@Curve, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Phone: 7728 6118 (Ms. Akiko)

Tenshi no cafe maid and butler (waitress and waiter)
Although the name as a cafe, but I think their high light is their cos-play waiter and waitress which dress in maid and butler.

Since this is a food review, let me just start with the food here. Tenshi no Cafe served medorn Japanese street food.You might not recognize the food as very "Japanese-ish" but this is what Japanese like to eat although it's not their tradition. For example: spaghetti and curry.
Tenshi no cafe menu
Tenshi no Cafe Menu. Very girly pinkish.

Tenshi no cafe commandment
When you come dine in Tenshi no Cafe, they are some rules that you should abide to, which I think is partially to protect their staff's privacy and to avoid any kind of potential harassment.

Tenshi no cafe chocolate Milk Shake
Before I start my long food review, let me just have a sip of my drink, the chocolate milk shake.
*slurp* ah~ more milk please?

There are few series of main dish avalable:
(1) Charaben,キャラ弁 short form of character Bento,キャラクター弁当
Bento is single portion takeout or home-made meal common in Japanese cuisine. Originally, Charaben was made/design by the home makers to interest their children in their food and encourage them to consume wider range of food. In Tenshi no Cafe, every week day have different charaben. I came for the food review on Tuesday, so we were served:

Tenshi no cafe Kawaii Bento - squirrel haven
Kawaii Bento - Squirrel Haven (RM16.90)

Tenshi no cafe Kawaii Bento - Snow Day
Kawaii Bento - Snow Day (RM16.90)
I didn't try the bento, but according to other food reviewer that came along, they comment that the spaghetti has no taste and the Bento is too small. I have to agree with them about the sizes. Even for a girl, the portion is actually quite little. THe maid, explains to us that, if they do it on a larger portion, then the bento wouldn't be cute and the decoration wouldn't be nice. But I hope they at least should design 2 sizes for the bento and redesign the decoration if needed. (please? it is so freaking nice to have a cute bento if it is in larger portion =()

To know more about Tenshi no cafe's charaben on weekday, you can get their link HERE.

(2) Japanese Curry, カレー
Most people doesn't aware that Japanese curry do not directly bought in by India or Indian. During mei-ji era, where the Japanese Emperor adapting technologies from out side, curry was brought in by the British, hence the mild and non spicy flavor. Tenshi no cafe serve 3 kind of curry rice, ehich is:

Tenshi no cafe Katsu Curry Rice
Katsu Curry Rice (RM19.90)

Tenshi no cafe Mango Curry Rice
Mango curry rice ((RM16.90)
and Ebi curry rice (no illustration)

We were serve 2 of the dishes above. I had the Katsu curry rice. Pardon me that I do not know what Katsu here means. The curry was not spicy, but rich in spices and have a mild sweet taste. The veges in the curry was well cook, soft but not mashed (my mom always over cook curry dishes until all the veges soften and mashed~) The rice is a bit dry but it's in the acceptable range since it will some how dip with curry gravy, so no big deal. My Katsu Curry rice topping includes deep fry chicken breast and sweet cherry. The meat was not marinated and over fried, totally dry and hard to chew, not to mention the swallow process @~@. And the cheery is the worst. I personally don't like preserved sweet cheey, I think they taste like medicine. Although I like black forest cakes, but I never appreciate the preserved cherries. Fresh cherry is ok, but preserved 1? Nah... they shouldn't have exist in the 1st place (prove me wrong by sponsoring me more kick ass nice preserve cheery wouldn't you?)

(3) Rice (Japanese Fry Rice)
There are 5 types of rice dish serve in Tenshi no Cafe at the moment. 2 of the dishes served to us was:

Japanese Omurice
Japanese Omurice (RM16.90)
(the mayo-tomato sauces writing can be personalize)

Salmon Fish ball serve wtih Japanese Fry Rice
Salmon Fish Ball served with Japanese Fried Rice (RM16.90)

I don't understand why their fry rice is generally name Japanese fry rice. If you go to Malay store order "Nase Goreng Cina" (Chinese Fry Rice) they will give you a plate of fry rice full of veges, little meat and not spicy (Chinese discrimination of eating lots of veges and don't like spicy). It is ok to generalize a Chinese food in non Chinese restaurant, but you are generalize a Japanese food in Japanese restaurant? That is not so professional =(

(4) Donburi,どんぶり (丼)
Donburi also known as Don, is a Japanese rice bowl dish, which has meat or vegies topping usually comes with eggs. Tenshi no cafe offers 4 types of donburi:

Tenshi no cafe Una Toji Don
Una Toji Don (RM21.90)

Tenshi no cafe Teriyaki Don
Teriyaki Don (RM19.90)
Chicken Katsu Don (not illustrated) and Ebi Toji Don (not illustrated)
These Donburi sure looks delicious, too bad, no chance to try it =(

(5) Spaghetti, スパゲティー
ya ya, didn't expect an Italian food to be serve in Japanese restaurant? Like I said, Japanese are readily accepting the outside technology especially during Mei-ji era. Spaghetti is one of the food that they accept, alter and adapted.Tenshi no cafe serves 3 type of Spaghetti with 3 different sauces.
Tenshi no cafe Chicken Spaghetti - with black pepper sauce
Chicken Spaghetti (RM23.90)

Tenshi no cafe Seafood spaghetti - with sweet and sour sauce
Salmon Spaghetti ((RM23.90)

and Salmon Ball spaghetti (not illustrated)
all these spaghetti come with 3 choice of sauces, which is black pepper sauce, sweet and source source and also white sauce.

While for the dessert, Tenshi no cafe offers us either ice floss or ice creams.

Tenshi no cafe - Peach Ice Floss
I choose Peach Ice Floss.
I was so amazed by the sweet and slightly sour after taste ice floss. Apparently, they made the ice flass from juices cube!
OMGEEE~ *haven*

Tenshi no cafe durian ice floss
I also tried my partner's Durian Ice Floss. IT IS DA BOMB!
It is quite surprise to know that they can actually induce the durian flavor into the ice floss although I already know it form my portion of peach ice floss. And wtf~ how they made the extract the durian flesh? It's so d@mn nice weh....

After I was pampered with the awesome food journey, I walk around the cafe and took some photo:

Tenshi no cafe outer logo
External view of Tenshi no cafe

Tenshi no cafe interior

Tenshi no cafe maid and butler list drawingList of maid and butler's self potrait~

Tenshi no cafe decoration (anime toy collection)
anime toys

Tenshi no cafe interior
It is so nice that I feel like I am in a painting... oh wait... this is a painting XD (with photoshop art filter)

Tenshi no cafe decorations

Tenshi no cafe interior
The ambient

Tenshi no cafe interior
Thats so comfy >.<

Tenshi no cafe interior
But I wouldn't take my bf come. I don't feel comfortable of my bf starring at other beautyful girls =(

Last but not least, camwore!!!!
Tenshi no cafe Me and the butler and maid
With the maid and butler
I am sorry I don't know the butler's name but on my left is Akiko, the operation manager.

ysquare and Jloi at Tenshi no Cafe
with my guest of the night.

To wrap up:
Overall, I don't find the food here attractive. However, I would give them credit on the ambient, decorations, cos-play waiter and waitress and the concept of such restaurant (which originally come/inspired from Japan). Other than a cafe, they also host various events. The latest promotion would be the membership card, Cosplayer concession(daily) and Princess Concession (Every Wednesday).

You can fine more about their membership details HERE.
For Cosplayer concession, every Cosplayer that dine in Tenshi no cafe will be entittle to 15% discount on all menu items. Valid until 30 Dec. More info HERE.
For Princess Concession, every girl that visit Tenshi no Cafe on Wednesday will recieve a free drink from the beverages menu. Valid until 30 Dec. More info HERE.

Overall: -/10 (I don't wanna judge~ scared I will be comment since this is a sponsored post~)

Taste bud indulgence: 6/10 (It's just so-so, I know I take nice photo #buaypaisehface but I only try portion of their menu selection, I can't conclude all their food with this mark)

Purse saver: -non applicable- (Disclaimer: this is a sponsored food review)

Atmosphere: 10/10 (Like I mention, I feel really comfortable with the atmosphere and I like the way the maid and butler were dressed)

Bonus Picture:
Since the cafe do not allow the diner to take the maid/butler's photo w/o permission, I just wanna bribe this photo to those otaku out there XP
Tenshi no cafe waitress - maid Mizuki
Maid Mizuri
I can't promise I have more bribe for the otaku, but food review? オフコース!!!