Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sura @ Hartamas

The good thing about being in Malaysia is that there is a whole variety of cuisines that you can . enjoy. From local to italian to Japanese or even African. But this time, I explored Korean food. There is this home style Korean restaurant in Hartamas that served good food ... excellent you may say, so much so that we were the first customers in and last out.

We ordered barbeque. How could you not order that when you are in a Korean restaurant? The only name I remember is Bulgogi. We had the beef and chicken version of that. For pork, we had some pork belly slices. Can't remember the names though ..... the down side to this restaurant, apart from the menu, everything is in Korean. The waiters serve you the dishes and mention the Korean names ... your side dishes are given and you only know the korean name of what you're eating.

It might sound weird to you .... but who cares? As long as it is good food!

Each of us had our individual dish as well. I had my Chicken Bibimbap. Its this dish served in a stone bowl with loads of shredded vegetables and a fried egg on top, not to mention chicken slices too. They give you this special red sauce in which you pour it into your rice and MIX it all up. Yea .... it looked gross but it tasted good! The ultimate lazy man's dish as you only need to scoop and chew! My friends had noodles with seafood, spicy tofu rice, cold egg noodles, rice with stewed beef and loads of side dishes.

In fact, they put in so many complementary side dishes that can be refilled. I am sure there are more than 8 variations. There was the traditional kimchi, anchovies, salted veggies, sausages, and many many more. The perfect place to drink, eat and be merry .... no wonder we spent more than 4 hours there ...
One of my favourite side dishes. Not sure what the name is though, but it is steamed egg. Yummy!

There were 10 of us there that night, we ate like kings and queens and the bill came out to be RM 368.
Sura Korean restaurant is located in Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Situated right above 7-11 convenience store and it is on the same row as coffee bean.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Yummy yummy!

I miss all the good food in Japan. As when you're on vacation, you never bother about growing fat. That's my favorite dessert of all ... Green Tea ice- cream with Azuki beans ... bitter and sweet! The perfect combination.
Ebi tempura with wild mushroom and vege udon. What's not to go crazy about?
Tamago sozui ... or egg porridge. So simple with the tinge of sweet vinegar. Satisfying to the last drop.
Chicken chop marinated in shoyu ....... sizzling hot!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tokyo is food haven!

I am back! After a long hiatus and a lot poorer, but nonetheless happier and fatter.

Tokyo I must say is a haven for food. Yes, we can have Japanese food here anywhere in KL but to savor it in the authentic home of origin? How often can you have waitresses take your order in Japanese .... weird theory it is, but I think the difficulty in ordering your food adds flavor to it.

From Syabu Syabu to tempura udon and ebi sashimi ..... ooh, the choices are just spectacular. If it weren't for the price of the food, I will just keep eating, perhaps till my legs give way. There is just so much to try .... western fusion, desserts .... you name it, you get it!

My personal favourite? Syabu Syabu on the first day of Chinese New Year at Hama Fu Fu, Machida Tokyo. Its a buffet, get a set and you can have unlimitted veggies and different cuts of meat. Since we ordered pork, that is what we got. So thinly slices, the meat just gets done once you dip it into the pot of shoyu soup .... its sweet to the taste. And if you like, there is peanut sauce ... adds in a pang of smooth roasted flavor!

Imagine this! A hot pot on a cold winter day ...... awesome! Oh, how hot it is in KL now. But what better way to end our Chor Yat dinner with hot Sake!! Cheers to the new Ox year!!