Sunday, 28 August 2016

28082016 Kai's Plato Kota Kemuning - Grand Opening!

It's the grand opening of Kai's Plato new outlet in Kota Kemuning, and I'm so honored to be invited to it! All thanks to FoodInk, my plus one and I was part of a wonderful occasion!

My previous visit to Kai's Plato was at its original outlet at Kota Damansara, and it was a satisfying experience! So I was really looking forward to visiting the new Kota Kemuning's outlet, especially when they have new items to introduce the public!

We arrived earlier than scheduled and was given many clean, emptied shells for creating our own crafts and artworks *so exciting!* But then comes the problem:


There were more on the walls! 

Pretty neat eh? 

So other decorations on the wall 

The menu at the time of writing 

Gary's and Vivy's art!
Say don't know how to draw, but will you look at that!

There were other cool drawings too!

And I looked around, and gotten lots of inspiration by the talented and creative patrons before us! Oh, did I mentioned that they had already opened 1 month before this? The grand opening ceremony is just for formality =)

They serve wine too! Lots of variety =) 

I got to try a few of them!

A little close up on the some of the wines - white and red =)

And of course, grand opening ceremony has to be welcomed with the majestic lion dance!

After much wait, food is ready to be served! We feasted our eyes on the delicious looking food - freshly steamed and cooked!

(Clockwise from top-right) Sambal Cockles, Cajun Spiced Shrimp, Kai's Chilli Mussels, Sandy Crabby, Crispy Calamari

A special drink on the house for us. Didn't manage to catch the name of these drinks.
If you do find out, please let me know in the comments below. 

Kai's Jumbo Platter

Everyone was so excited as we unveil the layers of food! 

Wooo weee~! 
If you've not tried them, go and do so!
Experience the majestic taste of awesome seafood! =D

Besides that we were also given other flavors to try too!
  1. Pineapple Sauce - by far the best one I've tried!
  2. Butter Lemon Chili Sauce - at the time of writing, it was alright; could be better
  3. Sambal Chili Sauce - if you're a fan of spicy food, this is for you!
  4. Cajun Sauce - same as above, it was too spicy for me to comment further.

Giant Crabby - One of the ornaments there

Jasmine with the other ladies =) 

Gary & Vivy

A-1F-3, Garden Office @ Encorp Strand,
No. 12, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara

Contact: 017-2832883

Open Tues to Sunday, 12pm-3pm and 6pm-12am

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Friday, 5 August 2016

30072016 M136 Coffee House, Taman Maluri - Workshop!

After scrumptious food session, it's time to have some fun! M136 Coffee House and FoodInk had plan a workshop for us. What workshop? Tiramisu Workshop! We're going to learn how to make tiramisu cups dessert! Yayy!

I'll show you some pictures from the workshop, and thereafter explain the step by step to make the tiramisu cup (yes, I took notes, like a good boy =P )

We're all so excited to be part of the workshop, but our cameras were even more excited!

Mixing the cream!
The before (left) and after (right)
Note: instructions will be below, towards the end of the post

The mixture should be thick enough that it doesn't fall out from the bowl immediately when lifted upside down. SinNee at the back was so amazed! Hahaha

Gary wanted to see for himself that the mixture is good!

Lady fingers bread prepared

We're almost done!
Each of us were given the chance to make our own tiramisu cup!
Lee Yann was pretty nervous and excited about it!

Tadah! It's done!
Well, not quite, because it still has to rest at least another 3-4 hours in the fridge!

How it looks from side angle!

At the end, we're encourage to pour cocoa powder on top as finishing.
Optionally, you can also do them in a decorated manner!

Guess whose kpop fans made this?

It's not everyone here (some had to leave early) but it's quite a handful of people. I enjoyed the session not only because I had learned something, but also because I was surrounded by beauties! =D Well, it's also because I was complimented by them, for something rather big too!

This is the group picture of us FoodInkers initially!
(pictures taken from Facebook)

We also had a group picture with the M136 Coffee House staff/crew!
They're awesome people!
(pictures taken from Facebook)

Alright, so as promised below is the recipe provided by M136 Coffee House:

a) 90g of icing sugar
b) 2 egg yolks
c) 150g of mascarpone
d) 500g of cold whipping cream (liquid form)
e) 1-2 shots of Henessey VSOP Cognac (or any other brandy of your liking)
f) few drops of vanilla extract
g) lady fingers bread
h) espresso shots

1. Weigh and pour 90g of icing sugar into bowl.
2. Put/pour in 2 egg yolks and 150g of mascarpone into bowl.
3. Using hand mixer, mix it well (probably a short 2 minutes is good enough).
4. Pour 500g cold whipping cream into mixture (shake well before pouring in).
5. Using hand mixer, at still position, slowly mix again (a good 3-4 minutes).
6. Once mixture has thicken further, mix in rotating position with variable speeds (slow-fast-slow-fast, for another 3-4 minutes). Stop when texture is thick smoothy (if it doesn't fall when bowl is flipped upside down, then it's pretty good).
7. Pour in a shot (or two) of Hennessy VSOP Cognac.
8. Put a few drops of vanilla extract.
9. Using hand mixer, mix a little more (for a minute or so), and put aside.
10. Cut each lady fingers bread into 4 pieces.
11. Take a cup, put a small scoop of mixture into the cup.
12. Dip the pieces of lady fingers bread into espresso shots, and put them into cup (each piece should be covered with another layer of mixture).
13. Sprinkle cocoa powder over the mixture to create a somewhat visible layer.
14. Continue until cup is full.
15. Let tiramisu cup rest in refrigerator for about 3-4 hours.
16. Finish the tiramisu cup with cocoa powder on top.
17. Voila it's done!

M136 Coffee House,
136 Jalan Jejaka 1, Taman Maluri,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Mon - Sun 9AM to 9PM

Oh ya! M136 Coffee House is offering different workshops for kids and adults, including coffee, desserts, baking, and cooking workshop. For more information, you can contact to:

30072016 M136 Coffee House, Taman Maluri

Returning to action with fellow FoodInkers, and this time we've got something special besides the food!

Warmly invited by M136 Coffee House, to have a try at some of their existing and new menus. It's nice and cozy place to be at (personally, I don't mind spending my whole day there). I had some time to explore the place while waiting for the others to arrive.

As much as I want to show you how the whole place look like, my phone does not actually perform well in low-light. And I don't want to spoil it entirely for you! You should come check it out!

Note: Pay attention to the bottom two pictures in the image above 

It was terrible jam on the day itself, most probably due to the constructions in the surrounding area. It took me an hour or more to reach this place, where I could have easily arrived within 20 minutes at normal times. One thing to note is that the parking here is scarce! If it wasn't for Stella, I wouldn't have gotten myself such a good spot. Honestly, felt like a VIP then *thumbs up for Stella!*

We were treated to starters, mains and desserts! M136 Coffee House was so generous! *so touched*

Creamy Smokey Salmon Pasta (top right)

Spaghetti Pastora (bottom right)

I enjoyed the salmon pasta. While the creamy sauce wasn't thick as I hoped it would be, the salmon flavor was good enough to forget about it. I would say it looks as good as it taste =)

As for the pastora, although I didn't taste the identity of the pasta, it surely is a very filling one! I would surely like to exchange the thickness of the sauce here with the salmon pasta! That being said, I believe they are still improving and will only get better! So do give this a try!

M136 Big Breakfast

Honestly, this looks way better than the picture in the menu! Hahaha, and it taste great! The portioning is just nice for 1 hungry person in the morning, or for a couple who'd like share brunch while trying out another item! Brilliant!

Butter Chicken

Mmm, I love the combination of the butter chicken and the wedges! The added spice into the sauce isn't spicy, but yet it's so delicious that I wish there was more that I could dip the wedges into the sauce! The addition of the salad ensures you have at least some vegetables to go along with this meal!

Ice Cola Coffee
RM7.90 (price might have changed)

Recommended by Stella for a refreshing taste of Coffee-flavored Rootbeer! Weird? Not at all, I actually find it very nice! It's coffee + coke! The combination is a whole new world! Check out the video below!

Mozarella Pork Chop

Seriously, it's one grand meal! Imagine a thick pork chop, now stuff it with mozarella, and voila! It's simple, it's amazing! Now, why am I not finding this a common menu in other restaurants??!! This is definitely a calling for subsequent visits!

Gourmet Salmon

Just when I thought things couldn't get any better! A big piece/chunk of salmon just landed on the table (well, chair if you're referring to the pictures)! Looks simple, but taste brilliant! Especially for the price! It's very tough to not order this again next time, after tasting this!

Smoothies (mix of dragon fruit and banana)

Recommended by the house. Didn't know these two go so well, creating a rich creamy texture of dragon fruit with slight taste of banana. Thankfully the taste of banana was just nice, without overwhelming the dragon fruit.

Durian Cheese Cake

Durian Brulee

Freshly made with supply of musang king from local durian plantation, these two desserts are to die for (especially if you're a durian lover). Hands down to the king of all cheese cakes and brulee! =D The sweet scent of the musang king can be smelled all over the room, as soon as its refrigerator doors are slide open! One bite into either one of them, makes you go "Ooo, ahhhh, wahhh~~~" So sinful yet so good! It's been nearly a week, and I still can't get over their taste!

Berry-Berry with Ice Cream

Caution: Do not order this after Durian Cheese Cake / Brulee.

Thankfully, I had calmed my excited taste buds to carefully enjoy this dessert! Love the waffles, and I wished I had eaten them sooner, before they were cold. It looks like a puzzle piece, and I love taking a berry, a slice of strawberry, and a small portion waffle with some ice cream on it, into a mouthful bite! Yums!

This place is the place to go to for a hearty meal, amazingly appetizing and delectable dishes for a reasonable price without breaking your wallet! The staff/crew are very accommodating and friendly. The place is very cozy - it's especially nice to dine at when the outdoor's weather too much for you. Only downside that I can find about this place is the location and parking availability - for now, it's in the middle of a medium-heavy traffic area (due to construction) and it's not easy to find an parking spot (unless you don't mind walking quite a distance). This is definitely a must-try place if you haven't already tried it!

M136 Coffee House,
136 Jalan Jejaka 1, Taman Maluri,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Mon - Sun 9AM to 9PM

Oh ya! M136 Coffee House is offering different workshops for kids and adults, including coffee, desserts, baking, and cooking workshop. For more information, you can contact to: