Chillies that FLY!

24 Apr 2009 In: desserts, dinner, yummies

If you thought that chillies were grounded… well think again … the Chillies @ flying Chillies, will make you FLY.

We headed of toward Gardens @ Midvalley, looking for some yummy food to fill our grumbling tummies. We were actually heading toward the Taiwanese restaurant, but the queue outside was way too long…. so we strolled along…. and FLYING CHILLIES caught our eye.
We have actually been wanting to have a go at this restaurant, but we never seem to have the chance.. so today must be our lucky day.

Flying Chillies serves authentic thai food and is located on the top floor of Gardens Midvalley. Their tagline..”simply thailicious” definately caught our eye. Thai food has always been one of our favourite cuisines, and our normal haunt is usually the little thai restaurant near our place.

The waiters @ Flying Chillies were very very pleasant. From their accent, i don’t think they are our local malaysians.. :)  We ordered a few dishes and patiently wait for our spread of yummy food.

First to arrive was the RED RUBY….usually this would come at the end of a meal, but we wanted it to come along with our dinner. :) The chestnuts which were coated with tapioca flour were crunchy and delicious. They were also very very generous with the portions. Hidden together with the chestnuts and coconut milk were strips of “nangka” (jackfruit) I’m not much of a jackfruit fan… but the flavour was very very define.

Next to grace our table was the Fish cake, the Seafood glass salad and our Seafood Tom Yam soup.

The Fish cake has a pleasant aroma and there were green beans in it. It was a HIT with my hubby. He loved the taste and the sweet and sour which compliments the dish.

The Seafood glass salad had a very very unique taste to it. The smell of greens was very very refreshing, but i must say the portion was a little too large. That was also because i had to eat it alone, the hubby didn’t really fancy the salad. The tangy, green and spicy taste to it was really an appetite opener.

As for the Tom Yam Soup… all i can saw it WOW! we both loved the tastes, the spiciness and the reach coconut flavour. It was pretty unique to have Tom Yam soup which had coconut milk in it. I am certainly glued to the soup.

Our final dish that graced our table was the Pineapple Fried Rice. I loved the taste of the rice and the pineapples and the raisins in it. And i love the presentation.

While digging into our spread, we notice what the other tables were having as well. It seems the Pineapple rice was a big hit. We also noticed a cute looking steamboat pot on a few of the tables. Apparently those were Tom Yam soups made for a larger crowd.

If you are a Thai food fan, this place is worth a try. The price is pretty reasonable and the food tingles your taste buds.

Flying Chillies,
T219, Third Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2287-7708 Fax: 03-2287-7710

Yee sang GALORE!

4 Feb 2009 In: Uncategorized, chinese, desserts, dinner, fusion, lunch

Happy Chinese New YEAR to all! As we welcome in the year of the ox, Lets go  have YEE SANG.

Having this particular dish is sort of a “makan-makan” tradition.. Believe it or not, but “yee sang” is only practice by us here in Malaysia and also Singapore. Our chinese counterparts in Hong Kong or China do not have “yee sang” as part of their “makan-makan” traditions.

Yee Sang is a raw fish salad, which consists of raw fish (salmon or any other), shredded vegetables, herbs, spices, crunchy crackers and all the yummy sweet and sour sauce. Yee sang is believed to bring good luck, good wealth and fortune for the year to those whom tosses the yee sang.

Our first yee sang of the year was at “One Noodle” which is located @ Desa Park City’s  Water Front. The Yee Sang was quite tasty, as they made some changes to the ingredients. Instead of the normal shredded vegetables, they replaced a few of them it rocket leaves, fried dried crispy prawns and lettuce. It was definitely a very modern Yee Sang. The plum sauce and all did it’s duty of complimenting each other.

Besides the Yee Sang, another dish that caught my eye was the custom made chinese dessert. The outside of this little dessert was made of pandan flavoured sticky flour and also shredded coconut. The inside was sweet lotus paste, very very delightful. I’m not too sure if there’s going to be anymore yee sang… but you could go try thier other dishes and noodles there

Another place of interest to have a unique Yee sang would be at Great Eastern Mall’s Daidomon Japanese Restaurant. The Yee Sang here is a must try, as it has a very unique taste to it. The shredded veges were replaced with different kinds of seaweeds, and the salmon was fresh and tender. The sauce was not too sweet and the texture, blend and mix of the yee sang is on dish to remember.

If  I am not mistaken, I believe the promotion for the yee sang and thier shabu-shabu buffet is still on till the 9th of Feb 2009.  The price is pretty reasonable and the food is very very fresh. If you’re around Jalan Ampang head there before the 9th of feb.

One Noodle
Lot GF-03,
Water Front Park City,
No. 5, Persiaran Residen,
52000 Desa Park City,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6252 9451

Daidomon: Charcoal barbeque Japanese Restaurant
Lot 4, level 3, Great Eastern Mall
No. 303, Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-42528155

A Chocolate Affair

19 Jan 2009 In: desserts, yummies

Chocolate has always been an aphrodisiac, and if you are looking for a chocolate experience… Theobroma chocolate lounge is truly one place to indulge.

I’m quite a fan of chocolates, the hubby is not, BUT… the chocolate fondue was so irresistible… that he could not stop himself from having MORE. The melted chocolates were “to die for” it was not too sweet and not too bitter. The combination of the fruits dipped into the chocolate fondue was just heart warming! The first bite was absolutely delectable. it was definitely a “Chocolate Affair”.

We wanted to go all the way with the chocolates, so we ordered more chocolate yummies. We had the “Chocolate, nuts and sultana crepe”… this was just so delicious. The crunchy nuts and the sweet sultanas blend so well with the crepe and the chocolates. the strawberries and the mixture of white, dark and milk chocolate was such an excitement.

To wash down the fantastic array of chocolates, we had… ” Snow White Frappe” and “Iceberg Lady”. Snow White must have been really enjoying chocolates, coz this particular drink was deliciously milky, chocolate-y and very very frappe. The rich taste of chocolates was really over whelming. As for the IceBerg Lady, it was milk chocolate with a  scoop of ice cream.

But i must say, the chocolate fondue was the best that I’ve had in KL. I’ve tasted one some where in Hartamas, but Theobroma’s chocolate fondue wins hands down.

If ever i’m down in the pits and need a “pick-me-up” you’ll be able to find me having a chocolate affair… shhh…..

THEOBROMA CHOCOLATE LOUNGE
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Lot C.4.05.02
Level 4, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.