Dine with CY and PL last Friday (March 7, 2008) at Coconut House, Jalan Pudu Lama, KL.

The restaurant is a branch from the popular Malacca outlet, fame for its Italian cooking, pizzas in particular. Just like the Malacca restaurant, this KL branch seemed pretty cosy as well.

Coconut House restaurant at Jalan Pudu Lama, Kuala Lumpur Pizza and pasta at Coconut House restaurant in Kuala Lumpur Pocket pizza at Coconut House restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

Can’t remember the exact name of the food we ordered… some drinks, a pocket pizza, a full size pizza, a pasta and some dessert. The food was nice; not great, but nice… worth a visit. The bill was RM92 for 3 person, acceptable.

Finding the restaurant was a pain though… especially when it was dark and raining at night.

Address: 28-30, Jalan Pudu Lama, 50200 KL (location map). Tel: 03-20312830.

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Sunday breakfast (March 2, 2008) at Pan Ki (潘记), one of the better dim sum restaurants in Sri Petaling. The restaurant is located at the same role with KFC and Public Bank.

Pan Ki Dim Sum in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
Some Dim sum at Pan Ki

One of the major reasons why I like this restaurant is because it’s relatively easier to find a seat even in Sunday morning. Their dim sum is pretty old school, nothing fancy but with decent taste and varieties… and when it comes to dim sum, old school is a good word.

I like their har gao, siu mai, and also their chicken feet. Their pork based dim sum are normally better than fish based dim sum, somehow.

Reasonably priced, quite cheap by KL standard.

Dined at Eastern Delight (东丰) at Sri Petaling on Saturday night (Mar 1, 2008), sort of a farewell dinner for my aunt who was going back to Australia on Sunday.

Eastern Delight is famous for its porridge based steamboat. This Sri Petaling branch should be their first outlet; they also have branches at Kota Damansara and Sunway if not mistaken. Chose to dine here because my aunt had never tried porridge steamboat prior to this visit.

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Lai Foong beef noodle is quite famous in the Petaling Street area. It’s said that the stall has been operating for more than 50 years… can’t verify that, but their beef noodle is good, no doubt about this.

Lai Foong beef noodle at Jalan Tun HS Lee in Kuala Lumpur
Beef noodle with beef, tripe and meat balls

Their beef and tripe were tender, meat balls just so so… the great thing about their noodle was actually the soup, which was thick and strongly flavoured with Chinese herbs and spices… I couldn’t stop myself finishing every drop in the bowl.

The beef noodle stall is located in Lai Foong Restaurant, located at the intersection of Jalan Tan Cheng Lock and Jalan Tun HS Lee.

Dined at Jogoya at Starhill Gallery on Sunday (Jan 20)… my 2nd visit to the restaurant in 3 months. I didn’t expect to revisit Jogoya so soon, as the previous dining experience was just ok… but my brother was treating this time… I couldn’t refuse :)

Jogoya Japanese buffet at Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur Fresh oysters at Jogoya Japanese buffet in Kuala Lumpur Tempura at Jogoya Japanese buffet in Kuala Lumpur

Frankly… the food quality has improved a lot. The fresh oysters and steamed fishes are still as good as it used to be, but the other food like tempura, dim sum, dessert (cakes) and various cooked food are much better than last time.

I happily devoured 2 plates of tempura (not the ideal food to have in Japanese buffet, but I simply love tempura too much) this time, whereas I could barely finished half a plate last time because it was too oily and somehow stinky.

Overall a good lunch this round… I still think it’s slightly overpriced, but at least I could recommend my friends to try it out after this 2nd dining experience.

Jogoya is at the Relish floor of Starhill Gallery; reservation number is 03-21421268; opening hours from 11.30am to 1am (Mon-Fri) and 11am to 1am on weekends and public holidays.

Dined at Ho Ho Steamboat Restaurant (好好海鲜火锅) in Sri Petaling on Nov 8, 2007. The restaurant was packed with customers, which was a good sign about their food quality.

Ho Ho Steamboat Restaurant in Sri Petaling Ho Ho Steamboat Restaurant in Sri Petaling
The standard set for 6 adults; and the boiling steamboat

We ordered the standard set for 6 and some side dishes; would have ordered more but their menu choices were quite limited.

The food turned out to be just ok. Their seafood was not as fresh as anticipated despite branding themselves for Ketam seafood, and their fish balls weren’t the best that I’ve tasted.

They did offer something special with their fried taro cube and bean curd, but special doesn’t necessary mean tasty.

The bill was around RM110 – reasonable. To be fair their steamboat is not really bad, but I know better places for steamboat… it was my first visit to Ho Ho, probably the last as well.

I am quite impressed by their website though (with location maps and reservation number); there are not many restaurants in Malaysia that have proper websites like theirs.

It has almost been 2 years since Jogoya (from Taiwan) opened its branch in Kuala Lumpur at Starhill Gallery. I had read some good stuff about Jogoya prior to my first visit last Saturday (Oct 13, 2007), but I think it’s a bit overrated.

Fresh oysters at Jogoya Japanese buffet restaurant in Kuala Lumpur
Fresh oysters with Tabasco and lime

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