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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Food: Wong Ah Wah Restaurant @ Jalan Alor, KL

A friend recently commented that all our food reviews so far have been at "polished places". So far that may be true, but I assure you we don't eat at pricey places every day! In time we will also share the places we think have the best fried hokkien laksa..etc etc. After all, we couldn't call ourselves Malaysians if we didn't know some back alley places that serve great food.. =D

This time we didn't go to a back alley restaurant, but one that is located in the heart of town, along one of the most famous streets for outdoor eating - Jalan Alor!

Jalan Alor is not exactly a main road in KL, but it is lined with eateries on both sides of the road. The place is just next to Bukit Bintang, so it benefits from all the tourists who stop by after exploring its more famous neighbour, Jalan Bukit Bintang. There are so many restaurants along Jalan Alor and competition is so rife that they have to employ whatever tactics they can to attract customers. In fact, it kind of reminds me of other tourist destinations like Phuket or Bangkok - local girls standing outside the restaurant holding a menu of food, calling out to you and telling you to come try their best dishes. 

But there is one restaurant that stands out amongst aaaaaall the others. It is one that has been established since I was a little boy (I think). It is Restoran Wong Ah Wah.

Located right at the end of Jalan Alor, just ask anyone to complete the sentence "What is Wong Ah Wah famous for...." and I'm willing to bet that 9 out of 10 times someone who answers is going to say "Chicken Wings!". The other 1 time the answer is going to be "I dunno...what?"

I kid you not. Do a random search of Wong Ah Wah chicken wings and the number of blogs and reviews that talk about it stretch on for pages and pages (trust me I tried it on Google). But hey, we're here to do a complete guide of food that brings contentment, so we can't be left out either. =P  

Last Sunday the both of us had dinner with my parents there, which is why we got to eat more dishes and take more pictures, and why this won't just be about chicken wings. that would be way too boring!

Bamboo clams, more commonly known as "zhuk tan" in Cantonese

First off, we had some 'zhuk tan' (RM13). The English translation for that is Bamboo Clams, and as the name suggests, it is basically long clams inside a shell that looks a lot like bamboo. It is mainly tasteless with a tinge of fishy, which is why the sauce and way it is cooked is very important. This dish isn't always found in Chinese restaurants and we don't have it all the time, but this one wasn't too bad. The texture is a bit chewy and the sauce a bit sweet, so it's suitable for everyone. Just don't expect to be full with just a plate of these!

"Ikan Bakar", which translated directly means Grilled Fish
On the other hand, Ikan Bakar is something that most coffee shops will have at night. Usually the fin part of a stingray is used, although any other fish can be grilled too of course. The unique part about using stingray is the bones can be eaten too! I used to have a lot of fun crunching up the bones together with the meat. I like fish, but I always hate having to look out for bones, so discovering this when I was young was so much fun. =D

(Wendy: I've never eaten up my stingray bones! Does this sound weird to you all too, or is it just me?)

 I've had this many times in different places and it's usually all about the same, but at Wong Ah Wah we were served with one of the meatiest pieces of stingray I have ever seen! All of us were amazed, and Dad was even confident enough to say that a piece of fish that size would cost at least RM50! He's usually right when it comes to food prices, but not that night; we were so amazed when the bill came and we saw it only cost RM28.

Butter Squid..or "Nai You Sotong" in Cantonese..=p
Next up is the Butter Squid. I happen to be a fan of all things buttery and cheesy. Therefore whenever there are 2354623635 different types of chicken, fish, prawns, or anything other meat on the menu, my preference will always be for it to be cooked in butter style. Although the picture looks like it's just plan old fried squid, it's actually coated in buttery batter and later fried with curry leaves, giving it that sweetish taste. I like! However, as we got to the bottom, the batter was damp & clumpy, and we could even taste chunks of flour. Quite a pity.

Hong Kong 'Kai Lan' vegetable
In my family, vegetables are usually the hardest dish to choose. Dad will let us pick the vegetables, I don't like veg so I won't pick, and Mum can never make up her mind (This is why now, the vegetable choosing task usually gets bestowed upon Wendy). This time we ended up with some kai lan fried simply with a bit of garlic. This is another simple dish that can't go wrong, the only point of interest is whether the veg is fresh or not. One thing I will never forget is my Grandma explaining one way of how Hong Kong Kai Lan should be different from normal local ones. She said the kai lan should always be laid out and stacked up neatly, all facing the same direction. From the picture above you can see that never happened. But then again, I think you will only get to see such attention to presentation at fancier joints.. =P

The real shock of this dish was the price - RM13! That made it only 50 cents cheaper than the huge plate of hokkien mee we had. I know that Jalan Alor is a tourist trap, but still..RM13 is really exorbitant for a simple plate of vegetables!

Satay! On left is lamb and on right is chicken
 It's kinda strange to have satay at a Chinese dinner because satay is a Malay thing. Guess this goes to show that Wong Ah Wah really embraces the 1Malaysia spirit! =P

Nothing much to comment about the satay here. Nothing special, but a quick fix if you have a satay craving to satisfy. Wendy liked the lamb and thought it was quite good due to the lack of fat, but I thought it was just so-so.

Hokkien Meehoon + Mee!
Hokkien Mee is one of my favourite dishes. One day soon I will definitely blog about my favourite Hokkien Mee joint! At Wong Ah Wah, the hokkien mee (RM13.50) was passable. It wasn't too dry and had enough sauce to go round. It was just a bit pale for my liking. For me, the blacker it is, the better! The portion that we ordered for 1-2 persons was really big though, and there was more than enough for all of us!

...And last but not least, we have the chicken wings.

Pretty wings all laid out in a row..

Wing tips on top of the drummets!
There you have it ladies and gentlemen, the famous chicken wings of Jalan Alor for all to see! We ordered 10 wings in total. I think the real magic in their wings is their ability to get the right amount of sauce absorbed in the wings. The wings are also not overly burnt, which is very important because burnt skin is not nice to eat, but if its not burnt then its missing part of its best flavour. Also, the meat is tender and tasteful! I don't know how they do it so well, and I guess it'll be a secret the father will pass down to the son. I'm just here to tell you just how categorically amazing these wings are, and how you have to get your hands on some!

Fried rice. Wasn't good.
The final main dish of the night was a plate of fried rice for one person, to give a bit of carbs  to the night's dinner. Unfortunately the fried rice turned out to be the worst part of the meal; the rice was lumpy and dry, not to mention it was bland and tasteless. This dish was an utter waste of RM8.50, and I do NOT recommend it to anyone who is going there to eat.

All in all, the food was just average with a couple of misses, with the exception of those famous chicken wings. 

Durian Cream Puffs!
Finally after we had polished all the food on the table and thought we couldn't possibly eat anymore, we turned our attention to dessert because Chinese have a second stomach specially for dessert only. Mum saw them on the menu and wanted to give them a try. It comes in a pack of 4 so everyone got to try one. To me it was good because the cream had a strong durian flavour. They cost RM2.00 each though, so savour that cream slowly! I'm not too sure, but I think the durian cream puffs at Australian Cake House Sea Park are still better. =)

So that wraps up our first review of a Chinese restaurant! As the months go by there will definitely be many more to come, so keep following our blog, especially with the Follow button so you will know instantly when we update. Please do give your comments too if you have anything to say or ask about Restoran Wong Ah Wah!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LeX Firefly Flight Simulator @ Empire Shopping Gallery

Okay this isn't exactly a game review, but it comes the closest to a game review so far on this blog! So I shall declare this the first game review that Drops has done. =P

Empire Shopping Gallery has been open for awhile now. I think it's been open for about a year and a half, perhaps? In that time, neither Wendy nor myself had been there before. But not for lack of trying - in the early days when the place first opened Wendy would nag me now and then to take her, but I wasn't interested because it was in the other direction compared to our usual hangout places a.k.a. 1Utama or Mid Valley. (Mid Valley is still our (Wendy: No, it's his -_-") favourite weekend hangout place btw. Simply because it's just down the road from my house. =p)

But 2 weekends ago we were just at a loss for something to do. We even nearly ended up going to the PIKOM Fair at KLCC! But then suddenly I remembered we hadn't been to Empire yet, and when I suggested it, you could almost see the gloom of PC fair lifting from Wendy's eyes, to be replaced with the shiny glint of anticipation of exploring a new shopping mall!

First impression of Empire? There's a LOT to eat there! Rest assured we will be covering some of the eateries in time to come. But for now I want to introduce this unique little setup that I guarantee no other shopping mall in KL currently has:-

A Flight Simulator.

Yes, on the top floor of Empire Shopping Gallery is a place called Lifestyle Electronics eXperiential Centre (LeX), and inside LeX, tucked away in the corner but raised on a separate platform, is the LeX Firefly Flight Simulator.

The simulator on the platform. View from the bottom.

But wait! Before I start rambling on about the simulator experience, let me talk a bit about LeX itself.

View of LeX from the platform of the simulator

Very very cozy place with big windows.. Ideal for a hangout spot!

A snack bar to order some food and drinks

As you can see from the pictures, it's definitely NOT your average electronic gadget store. There's even a few  private rooms where you can get a few friends together and rent an Xbox or PS3 for a few hours of playtime while the gang of girlfriends can go out and do their hunter-gatherer thing in the shops. 

Private game pods to play games. Doesn't block out spies from outside though!

Unfortunately I didn't remember to ask how much it cost per hour, so I'll have to find that out next time I go back.

But anyway...on to the simulator!

Theres a laminated picture of the offer at the counter.

If you have foursquare and you check in at the simulator, you'll only need to pay RM25 for 15 minutes, which is about 20% discount. This includes the short tutorial on what you need to know to play, and for the actual experience. I have to say that this was the first time I actually made use of a foursquare special. I don't know about you, but I find it really hard to find specials, and be at the right place to use them!

Instructor telling me what's what! Me trying to digest ASAP.
That's me on the left, and my instructor on the right. I think his name is Hidayat? Sorry if I got it wrong.

Hidayat (?) showing me the replay of my perfect landing!

The first 2-3 minutes is spent introducing the basic controls, like the yoke (that steering wheel thing) and the pedals for the rudder (thats the thing that points straight up at the back of the plane). Thankfully, I've played a few arcade games in my lifetime, so I wasn't totally new to such things. All those little buttons on the top aren't real; it's just stickers to give you the feel of a real cockpit. =)

Another replay of my approach to the runway

One cool thing about the simulator is you actually get a headset that lets you communicate with your instructor (or co-pilot, if you have good imagination!). It's a big help because even though he's sitting right next to you, it's easier to hear him give instructions when his voice is directly in your ear, instead of having to fight over the drone of people outside. And the little boys who will run up, take a look, then shout da-ddyyyy!!! DA-DYY!!! I WANT TO TRY!!!!!

The simulated dashboard with all the instruments

Besides the yoke and pedals, the instructor will also give a quick introduction to some of the instrument panels on the dashboard. I say some, because there is no way he can finish talking about all the little dials and numbers. And even if he did, it would be no point anyway because we average humans just can't absorb so much in such a short time!

Most importantly, the instructor will show you what is the Artificial Horizon (the instrument on the far left). Basically for the whole experience all you need to remember is that one instrument which tells you whether your plane is going up or down, or whether you're tilting left or right. Of course there are plenty of other instruments that you can ask about if you aren't already overwhelmed, like the Altimeter (that tells you your height above sea level), Airspeed Indicator (tells your speed. Duh.), or Turn Indicator (telling you direction and rate of turn).

I think he's going through my last touchdown with me..=p

I say the Artificial Horizon is all you need, because your experience will start when the plane is already up in the air. All you have to do is land the plane as well as you can at an airport of your liking. Of course I started with Bayan Lepas, and then moved to Phuket airport. The surrounding environment tries to simulate as close as possible to the real deal, including the structure of the airport and runway, so everything does actually look different, not just for namesake.

(Wendy: According to them, a lot of the simulator graphics were modelled with the help of Google Earth, which explains the authenticity of the runway surroundings.)

Also, the instructor will take care of the speed, so you don't have to worry about going too fast or too slow. All you have to do is point the plane towards the runway, make a gentle descent, touchdown nicely on the runway and come to a complete stop. 

All that sounds pretty simple, but it's really harder than it looks. A plane is not a car; overturning can't be simply corrected with a jerk of the wheel the other way. And when you're not used to flying, it's hard to gauge the distance and height of things in the distance. Combine all that and you have quite a taxing experience, especially if you don't want to disappoint your poor patient instructor next to you. :P

(Wendy: In Bayan Lepas, our dear pilot practically nosedived at 45 degrees whilst trying to make a landing and then jerked up again before hitting the ground, making a sort of 'U'. Apparently, that's called 'ballooning' which is obviously very dangerous. Tsk, Captain! By the way, if the aircraft had hit the ground and gone back up again, that would be called 'bouncing' instead.)

Please try not to disappoint the poor flight instructors too much. =D

All in all, I will have to say that this is not something that everyone will enjoy. If you like your arcade games that are nothing like real life (think: Initial D, Daytona), then you are not going to like this simulator experience. But if you are the kind that likes everything to be as life-like as possible (think: Grand Turismo 5), then you'll want to check this out! According to one of the instructors, it's almost 100% like the real thing, only that it cuts out the motion. So, aspiring pilots, this is definitely one you should try out. 

(Wendy: I was told that since their opening on 31 December 2010, most of their simulator pilots have been surprisingly children! Apparently, they get so into it that they start sweating, hee.)

In case you're wondering just who those instructors are, rest assured they know what they are talking about because they are also flight instructors at Firefly's academy. This just happens to be some initiative started by Firefly and the instructors do some part-time "charity" on weekends. Kudos to Firefly for giving us something new to jot down on our weekend to-do list. =))

Psst - while I was happily engrossed in my flying, Wendy was behind me serving drinks like a stewardess taking pics while listening to another instructor give a running commentary of what I was doing. She ended up picking up more technical terms than me, and that's why she shares some of that above :p)

Lex Firefly Flight Simulator | Facebook link
Level 2, Empire Shopping Gallery
SS16/1 Subang Jaya
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan

Friday, April 22, 2011

Food: Henry Cook @ SSTwo Mall

One night last year while waiting for me to get off work, Adam discovered that SSTwo Mall was open (Don't ask me how he did it; he apparently saw some lights that way after turning off Rothmans Roundabout to SS2, and he decided to go explore o_O). 

We'd always seen signs advertising SSTwo Mall since early 2010 and always wondered what was going to be in there. All the better if it contained lots and lots of eateries, because we're always on the look out for new places to eat after work and on weekends. Well, we now can wonder no more, because a few months later, SSTwo Mall is filling up slowly but surely. Most of the tenants that have already moved in are new eateries waiting to be sampled.

One such place is Henry Cook. Located at what feels like a mini "The Street" of The Curve (Read: a long large area perfect for flea markets, with rows of eateries on either side), Henry Cook should be quite easy to spot.

The place is relaxing and well-lit, with high ceilings and low hanging lights. The decor is rather minimalist (which I like but Adam despises :p). A place I deem perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons.

Quite a perfect place for gatherings with friends or family.

Pretty lights and a huge-ass chilli on their wall, which is their logo.

Henry Cook takes after Char Chan Teng in getting you to write your own orders down. (Off topic: I haven't seen one of those red HB pencils in ages!)

Their menu is not extensive but it's one that boasts of simple homey fusion fare. There are the Asian staples like laksa, but the menu also seems to be slightly Middle-Eastern influenced, with the introductions of kebabs, and a lot of beef cooked with herbs.

One side of their menu.

After much deliberation, I chose the Signature Singapore Nyonya Laksa (RM 6.50; or RM 8 if you'd like some egg in your laksa) and Adam went for the Beef Stew with Yellow Fragrant Rice (RM 17.50; which can also be substituted with Baked Herb Potatoes, at RM 18.50)

The Signature Singapore Nyonya Laksa

The laksa was delightful - not very spicy like most Nyonya fare. The springy thick glass noodles (also know as lai fun) in the flavourful laksa kunyit broth was quite satisfying for an empty tummy. They also added small bits of chicken kebab meat, which made for a more interesting flavour and was surprisingly tasty.

The Beef Stew with Fragrant Rice

A closer look at the stew.

The beef chunks were stewed with tomatoes, carrots & potatoes which usually would usually be perfect, but it turned out too sour for my liking. I prefer more carrots instead of having the stew overpowered by tomatoes. Also, there was some tendon thrown in which Adam struggled with. The menu said it was a "stew fit for a king", but unfortunately I don't think he felt very kingly that afternoon.

The rest of the menu looked interesting enough - it seemed to be a lot of simple favourites with a twist. It's okay-priced and a convenient new venue for a meal for people in the SS2 area. We probably will return to try some of the other items (and I would have the laksa again!) but perhaps, not the beef stew.

Have you tried Henry Cook yet?

Henry Cook
LG-54, SSTwo Mall, 
Jalan SS2/72,
47400 Petaling Jaya,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Food: Mayfair, The English Kitchen & Bar @ Menara Taiko, PJ Trade Centre

*update 17/03/12: Mayfair has unfortunately shut down, we hear they're setting up again in a different location though. Will update once we find out.

The latest craze to hit the KL social scene has to be the arrival of group discount vouchers. Throw a virtual stone and you will probably hit any one of the numerous sites out there offering major discounts at all kinds of retail outlets. This review comes courtesy of vouchers that we bought from, one of the deal sites that I favour more because I feel their deals are more diverse and have more deals for food, which is the ones I am usually looking for.

Photo credit to Mayfair's Facebook fanpage. Wendy took one, but it was too blur.

Mayfair The English Kitchen & Bar has been open for about 5 months now (according to the chef, Ken). Located in the up-and-coming area that is the PJ Trade Centre, it's a restaurant that stands proudly open amidst all the construction that is still going on around it. Kudos to Mayfair for daring to take the first-mover advantage; it's not easy being one of the first places to open in a new area, and those first few months can definitely make or break a business. But I'm definitely hoping Mayfair sticks around for a long time, because, as you are going to see and read, the food is really worth going back for!

Since PJ Trade Centre is a relatively new place, I think it might be wise to give a bit of advice on the location of Mayfair.

Mayfair is located just outside the lifts of Menara Taiko. Yes I also thought of the 1001 jokes with that name. It's basically the menara with the biggest bad-ass in town =p. But Menara Taiko isn't the only menara there. There are about 3 other blocks that are accessible from the carpark, each with a separate lift entrance. This can be a bit confusing as you circle the carpark looking for the Menara Taiko entrance. It doesn't help either that the Taiko entrance happens to be at the end of the carpark. And when I say end I really do mean END - notice the yellow U turn sign on the road? On the left is the lift entrance to Menara Taiko. So if you are driving, you need to head straight to the back of the carpark, on the right side, and you will see the Taiko signboard.

Mayfair has a very interesting interior design, which by itself is worth a mention. I've talked about how I don't like the modern trend of minimalist deco, and thankfully Mayfair certainly doesn't follow that trend either.

The environment when we went was quiet and cozy, although that might be different on a weekend when the bar is fully occupied. The walls and ceiling are lined with metal bars that create interesting frame designs as they jut out of the walls at different lengths.

Yours truly trying to figure out the meaning 'behind' the frames.
The chairs and tables are comfortable, and there's a small section that has some really comfy sofa sets that I wanted to lie on so badly! Unfortunately we were there for dinner so no chance of relaxing over drinks that night. But let's not go too far into the decor, and instead talk about the most important part; the food!

As with all Mydeal vouchers at eateries, customers are given a set menu to choose from, and it usually consists of a starter, main course, and dessert. It's a perfect opportunity for owners to showcase some of their pride and joy, and for customers to try some dishes they would normally not want to pay normal price to try. A win-win situation if you ask me. =D

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Awe-Sum Croutons on the Side
First starter to arrive was the Homemade Creamy Mushroom Soup. For me, mushroom soup is a safe starter that can usually not go wrong. But it's also easy to tell when a restaurant is taking the easy way out and serving just plain old Campbell's soup. On the other hand, there are different ways to tell a good mushroom soup, and sometimes it depends on individual preference. At Mayfair, their version of mushroom soup is more watery than creamy, but dip your spoon inside and you will greeted by flavourful chunks of mushrooms. Thumbs up for that, because that's a general way of telling what kind of quality you are getting in your soup. Oh and those brown things on the side? Those are croutons. AMAZING croutons! (I have to caps the word 'amazing' to accentuate just how amazing I think it is.) Nicely buttered and toasted to perfection; those croutons will just melt in your mouth with every spoonful of soup. I couldn't get enough of them, and neither could Wendy.

The next starter to arrive was the Caesar Salad.

Fresh lettuce topped with bacon shavings and more of those croutons. What is there to not like? I'm one of those guys who has never liked to eat veggies since I threw my first tantrum as a kid, but if its a really good Caesar salad then its not that hard to make me eat my greens. This salad was a wonderful combination, and I was chomping through it faster than a snail. I would have eaten it all if I didn't have to share it with Wendy!

Linguine Carbonara on FoodistaLinguine Carbonara

Since there's 2 of us, obviously we each get to order one main course. I ordered the The REAL Bacon Linguine Carbonara (Yes, the REAL is in caps in the menu, just like that). Presentation was good, pleasing to the eye and tempting to the tummy. For some reason Mayfair likes to use long, deep dishes. I'm not complaining; it's just something you don't see at many places.

Carbonara is normally cooked with fettuccine, the fatter version of pasta. I like how Mayfair uses linguine, which is thicker than normal spaghetti but not as thick or wide as fettuccine, because the thinner the pasta is the better it can soak up the flavour. I will declare this pasta a winner because the mushrooms were plentiful, bacon shavings were generously sprinkled and sliced bacon was cooked to perfection - not too salty and not too fatty. A word of caution though: the serving for this pasta is quite large, and this is the dry version of carbonara that isn't swimming in cream sauce. So unless you really like carbonara or are sharing it with someone else, you might find yourself struggling to finish this one. I know I did towards the end, and I'm already a very big fan of all things creamy and cheesy. This can be found at RM 24 on their menu.

The next main course we had was a Freshly Grind Pork Burger. First impression is it doesn't look very big, but the menu clearly states that it holds a 150gm pork patty. So although it may look small, but looks can be deceiving! This is RM 28 on the menu.

After more than 2 years into our relationship, I can safely assume that every time we are somewhere new, if there are burgers on the menu then Wendy is going to want to try it. Pork burgers aren't easy to find; I think by now the easiest access we Chinese have to a beloved pork burger will be at the nearest Ninja Joe's. So did it surprise me that Wendy went for a humble burger? Not at all.

The inside of the burger

I have to say though, there was nothing wrong with having a burger at Mayfair. The potato wedges and salad were standard fare, but what is important is the meat patty, and I'm proud to say it delivered. Fragrant and meaty, that piece of meat was everything a pork lover could want. Together with the thick cheese topping, it made for a delightful burger. The only gripe we had was the lack of juiciness in the pork patty, especially near the edges. It was much better toward the middle :) Other than that however, no complaints at all. There was chilli sauce accompanying it, but to cover that rich well-marinated flavour of the patty with it would be an absolute disgrace to the chef!

Sausage Platter

The last main dish that we ordered for the night was a mixed sausage platter; something extra for us to share. Take a good look at this picture folks, because it didn't come with the Mydeal promotion and because you're not going to find it in the menu! That's because Mayfair only does a Sausage Platter for 4 that costs RM60. I'm a big fan of sausages, but I wasn't going to pay 60 bucks to stuff myself to the brim with more sausages than I could handle on top of my main course. So I kindly asked if the kitchen could accommodate my request for a half-serving of the sausage platter, and they agreed! So please don't go around asking for the mixed platter for two okay! Otherwise I'm going to be blamed as the one who told everyone they sell sausage platters for two when they actually don't.. =P

Pretty sausages in a row!
from L-R: Dynamite Chilli, Smoked Chicken, Pork Basic & Chorizo

I'm a guy who absolutely loves his sausages!! But a common problem when having sausage platters is you never really know which sausages are which as stated in the menu. However for the sake of this review I made sure I found out. To sum up the 4 sausages:

  • Chorizo - Wikipedia defines a chorizo as a term that encompasses a variety of pork sausages. The European version is apparently eaten uncooked, so this definitely wasn't it! If I go by Wikipedia's definitions, then the Chorizo here most closely matches a Spanish Chorizo, because of it's dark reddish colour that is supposed to come from the dried smoked red peppers that are used. Wendy enjoyed this one because it was the most unique of the lot next to the Dynamite. I thought this was the dynamite chilli..until I took a bite of that last sausage...
  • Dynamite Chilli - ...and when I bit down on that last one, I knew instantly this was definitely the dynamite! It literally sends flames through your mouth. I guarantee you that after one mouthful you are going to have tears in your eyes, and a hand reaching for the water. It is that hot, and yet so shiok at the same time!
  • Smoked Chicken - a welcome change from all the pork; the smoked chicken was nice. Nothing too special, but nothing out of the ordinary.
  • Pork Basic - the smallest of the bunch, but the one with most flavour, obviously; since it's a pork sausage. Not everyone can take a liking to strong pork flavours. Wendy wasn't too keen on it, but I will eat any sausage lah basically.. =D

Satisfying dessert to wash it all down.

I'm pretty sure this isn't the regular serving that you will get if you order ala carte. That's okay for us though, we were stuffed to the brim and couldn't possibly swallow any more. This tasted pretty good. I won't say it's the best brownie + icecream I've ever had, but it wasn't bad. A nice end to a wonderful dinner date at Mayfair. =)

And to show you just how satisfied we were with yesterday's dinner, it was biiiiig smiles all around on the way back after dinner. =P

P.S - Mayfair is closed on Sundays. It is also fully booked on all Saturdays because a record number of over 2400 people bought vouchers to eat at Mayfair! So you imagine laa... how many days it's going to take to give all those people a chance to try the food here! If you really want to go, we suggest you make time during a weekday and go after work. Trust me it's an experience you won't regret. =))

Mayfair, The English Kitchen & Restaurant | Link | FB
DG-03, Menara Taiko,
PJ Trade Centre,
Jalan PJU 8/8, 47820 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: +603 7726 4131

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