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Alexis Ampang on Merdeka Eve

Posted by Buu on September 9, 2008

Live performance calendar

Hello, back again from the dead due to a lost of interest in blogging for a lonnnnng time. Recently a bunch of us guys including Bee went to Alexis Ampang for a cozy night of live jazz music and some food. Arriving at 9.10pm we approached the lounge that had a black curtain for an entrance. Manning the entrance was a lady that collected the cover charge of RM 25 per person. Soon we were shown to our table in a corner which was separated us from the main room by a foldable door. Read the rest of this entry »


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Return to Dave’s @ 1 Utama

Posted by Buu on January 10, 2007

My family and I celebrated my birthday there last month since the porky goodness was hard to resist. This time around I ordered a different dish whilst some of my other family members ordered the same stuff. I shall only post pictures of the new stuff.

Our starter was a plate of baked nachos with cheese and ham on them. The middle was filled with salad with salsa sauce and mayo. Combine all of them onto a single nacho chip and you will taste how it is.

Pork Ribs!!! Although in my opinion it was sub par to Tony Roma’s ( a ribs restaurant in Singapore ). The side dishes are getting boring since it is the same for all the pork dishes I had since last time.

Beef lasagna. It was so darn cheesy till I couldn’t taste much of anything else including the beef. Good for cheese lovers.

This dish was an overkill for us because after our main dishes were done, we were still hungry. The portions were disappointingly smaller compared to my previous visit. This is the ham & bacon pizza. Hands down this was the best dish of the whole dinner. The blend of cheese, ham, bacon and basil leaves a wonderful taste in your mouth. Caution though, since we ordered a large pizza it was pricy, RM 40+ to be precise.

Thanks for the good food Dave’s.Till we meet again.

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Potato Crochette

Posted by Buu on October 27, 2006

The other night I cooked something which I learned from David Rocco’s Dolche Vitta, a cooking show on Discovery Travel & Living. It’s called Potato Crochette and it’s simple to cook.

Ingredients (for 1-2 servings)

  • Cornflour
  • 3-4 potatoes
  • Salt
  • 1-2 slices of cheddar cheese (the original recipe used mozzarella)
  • 1 egg
  • Breadcrumbs

How to cook

  • Peel and boil potatoes for 15-20 minutes with a teaspoon of salt.
  • Drain and let the potatoes cool down
  • Mash them and break the egg and mix them together
  • Pour about 2-3 big dashes of cornflour into the mixture and mix it together
  • Heat up wok with some cooking oil
  • Shape handfuls of the mash potato mix into small sausages
  • Make dents into them and stuff some a piece(s) of cheese into the middle and cover them up
  • Coat the sausage shaped potatoes with breadcrumbs and toss them into the wok and fry them till golden brown. Be careful when turning them because they might be brittle in the beginning.

With this being my first attempt at this recipe there is room for improvement as I did not use enough cornflour to hold the potatoes together nicely. Here is the result

Yes I know it looks like pisang goreng. That’s why I mentioned to shape them smaller as they won’t end up as brittle as mine did.

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Food Foundry @ Section 17, Petaling Jaya

Posted by Buu on September 28, 2006

Food Foundry is a nice little cafe situated in a corner Happy Mansion, Section 17 Petaling Jaya. It is an establishment wholly owned by a local lady that came home from the United States that serves western, italian and local delicacies. The place boasts of its Mille Crepe and has been mentioned before in other another blog called Friedchillies and even mention in the News Straits Times.

I only came to know this place as my colleagues and myself went out for a farewell lunch to one of us who is leaving my company. To my surprise it is only a less than 10 minute drive away from my office in Phileo Damansara. The place sports a cozy cafe with an open air concept. The walls are decorated with pictures of its past patrons. The only thing that did not go well with the environment was the music. A cafe like this in my opinion should have a jazzy or easy listening music but instead it relied on local radio stations.

A quick browse of the menu and I had decided on my dish. I had the Aglio Beef with Mushrooms pasta which out from the choices of spaghetti, angel hair and fettucini, I choose spaghetti. Angel hair apparently is a bombastic name for the same noodles you can find used for cooking Kon Lo Mee. The price of each appetizer never goes beyond RM 15.00.

A few minutes later, the food came.

I found this dish very tasty and the portion was just right. The ingredients of this pasta dish are mushrooms, beef, fresh red chillies, capsicum, dried chillies and onions all fried together in olive oil.

One of my colleagues had the carbonara with turkey ham.

Although I did not taste it, it looks pretty plain from the outlook but my colleague said it tastes great.

During the whole lunch outing I sneaked off to take a snap shot of their cakes.

What caught my attention was the cake at the top left corner cake. That is called Brownie Cheese Cake which goes for RM 7.90 per slice which I find pretty expensive compared to the Caramel Cheese Cake I had at Secret Recipe.

I did not get to try anything else on the menu but it has plenty of choices which includes tapas, nasi lemak, sandwiches and grilled western food. This place deserves a second visit from me :).

Here is the address:

Food Foundry … Your Neighbourhood Food Provider
BG-8, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Petaling Jaya

Tel No : +603.7955.3885
Mon-Sun: 11:30am-10:00pm

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Dave’s @ 1 Utama , Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Buu on August 24, 2006

Last sunday, my family and I went out for dinner at 1 Utama. My brother (John) was aiming for a sushi buffet place called Shogun (thanks erizabesu for the info) while the rest of us didnt have any preference in mind. Once we reached there , the place was jammed pack. I dont recall the name of the restaurant though. We were listed as dining party no. 9 on the waiting list. John kind of forgot that my mother does not like japanese food so after a short discussion and brainstorming on what else to eat, Jenny (sister in law) suggested we eat at a pricey restaurant on the lower floor.

Classy place! After a few minutes of talking , the food came. I ordered Linguini cooked with ham, mushrooms and crushed tomatoes. Very nice and filling

Linguini with ham, mushrooms and tomatoes

John ordered the special of the day; Pork knuckle with garlic potatoes , steamed veg and butter cream mash potatoes!

Pork knuckle with garlic potatoes , steamed veg and butter cream mash potatoes

Jenny had a pork chop. Its not the usual thing that you see in western grills. No batter , no crunchy stuff. Its pure meat!

pork belly

Finally, my mom had Pork Belly.

Pork loin  with garlic potatoes , steamed veg and butter cream mash potatoes
My family’s dishes were served in i dont know what brown sauce and i’m sure it wasnt bbq sauce. We shared our dishes with each other and honestly, it was too much. Each serving was enough for 2 people but who cares if you’re not going to eat like this everyday. Eat!!!!

Here is what I looked like before and after the meal.

Before- Still happy but hungry

John and I Me before eating

After – Bloated and satisfied

John and I Me before eating

Each dish ranges from RM 30-50. Its ok given that the portions are huge and the food tastes delicious. I give it a 2 thumbs and 2 Toes up. 😀

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