Satay is a skewered, seasoned grilled meat served with peanut sauce. Even though satay are commonly found anywhere in Malaysia, good ones are hard to come by. If you would like to try the best satay in Malaysia, Kajang is the place to go. But if you are working and staying in Kuala Lumpur, where can you go then? So far, I have not found any good satay around that is as good as Kajang satay.
Recently, I tried Hj Senen’s satay which is located right in front of Menara Celcom along Jalan Tun Razak. If you are coming from Jalan Kuching, just keep left and go straight after the National Library. You would not miss it as you would be able to see a few men grilling with really big fire.
There are not many choices of satay here, they have only chicken, beef or heart which costs about RM1.00 a stick.
The satay was quite good and we were served with really chunky meat. No mix of fats and meat together (Well, at least we didn’t have any). The set back of this satay was that they were quite charred and we had to scrape off the burned parts. In terms of the sauce, I still prefer Kajang satay’s sauce. But overall here, it was good.
Here is a brief description of this place:-
Hj. Senen Satay @ Restoran O Mulia (Halal)
300-1 Jalan Tun Razak
54200, Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: 5pm – 11.30pm (closed on Sundays)
Roti Canai is a type of flat bread which is commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Roti canai is normally sold at Indian or Mamak stalls in Malaysia and it is usually taken during breakfast or supper. Roti canai is normally served with curry or dhal.
Recently, there was a search by The Star newspaper to get a feedback from the Malaysian public on the best restaurant in Kuala Lumpur which serves the best roti canai. Valentine Roti Kuala Lumpur is one of the top ten place to go to for roti canai.
I have always love roti planta which is basically roti cooked with planta or butter. This roti planta was crunchy on the outside and warm and buttery on the inside. It was really good and it goes very well with dhal.
Next, we ordered their roti kaya which consist of kaya. If you like sweet roti, roti kaya is the one for you. And if you prefer salty roti, you should order their roti planta. Both are equally very good.
Roti Valentine is a must order roti in Valentine Roti. It basically consist of cabbage, onions, sardines and chives. As there are many ingredients in this roti, it is a wet version roti. So if you prefer crunchy roti, you should consider ordering the others.
Here is their menu. Don’t ask me which is their best as I have not tried them all. But for now, roti kaya is my favourite.
If I have the time, I would definitely come again. Valentine Roti is located opposite of Menara Celcom. You won’t miss it as it is the only roti canai restaurant there.
Valentine Roti – Best Roti Canai (opposite Menara Celcom)
Stor No.1, Jalan Semarak,
54000 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: 10am to 3am (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sundays
Tel: 019-214 2093 / 019-252 6371
Tim Ho Wan, the most famous Chinese Dim Sum or Hong Kong Dim Sum had just opened its door in MidValley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. Those of you who had had the opportunity to dine in this Michelin starred restaurant would know that Tim Ho Wan’s main branch in Hong Kong serves the best dim sum in Hong Kong. I remembered queuing up for a table in their main branch for about 2 hours. Yes, 2 hours just to get inside the restaurant that served the best dim sum in Hong Kong.
Tim Ho Wan Megamall had opened quite a number of branches around South East Asia in order to cater for those who do not wish to travel all the way to Hong Kong just for their dim sum. Tim Ho Wan Megamall had also opened quite a number of branches in Singapore too. Previously, any Malaysians who wishes to dine in Tim Ho Wan but are not willing to travel to Hong Kong, their next best alternative would be Tim Ho Wan’s branch in Singapore. Now you do not need to do so as the latest branch had just opened in Mid Valley Megamall. If you want to beat the queue, you better be early.
Due to various factors, the dim sum serve here may not be as good or better than the main branch of Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong. The best is always at the main branch, right? So what should you order here? Tim Ho Wan is famous for its Baked Bun with BBQ Pork which is priced at RM10.80 for a set of 3 buns.
If you like wasabi, you should order Tim Ho Wan’s Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling. Priced at RM10.80 also, the salad prawns were wrapped with dim sum skin, fried and served with wasabi sauce and fish roe. The wasabi sauce is not too overpowering and everything tastes very good together.
Everytime I go to a Chinese Dim Sum restaurant, I never fail to order the Pork Dumpling with Shrimps. It was quite good, but I remembered the ones in Tim Ho Wan’s main branch were much better as the prawns are bigger and fresh. This Pork Dumpling with Shrimps are priced at RM10.80 also.
Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce will never be deleted from my list of must order item. I have always wanted to learn how to cook this. But until today, I do not know the secret of cooking this Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce. Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce, I just love it.
The Chicken Feet with Abalone Sauce is also quite good. It would be better if more flavours are added into the dish.
Tim Ho Wan’s Steamed Egg Cake is also a must order item. I would strongly suggest you to eat it immediately upon served as it is best when taken warm. Tim Ho Wan’s Steamed Egg Cake is priced at RM7.80.
The Prawn Dumplings are also very good and they are so good that we ordered 2 baskets. Each basket is priced at RM11.80, not cheap at all.
Pan Fried Carrot Cake is also one of my favourite. Although it doesn’t taste as good as the one in Hong Kong, but it beats the others in Malaysia (at least the ones that I’ve been to and tried before). Love them.
These are some of the other dim sums we had and they are :- Steamed Spinach Dumpling Shrimp at RM7.80.
Dumpling Teochew Style at RM7.80.
Beef Balls with Beancurd Skin at RM7.80.
Vermicelli Roll Pig’s Liver at RM10.80.
Don’t let this picture of the Mango Sago Pamelo fool you. This Mango Sago Pamelo which is priced at RM8.80 is one of the best we had that day. It was cold and refreshing and it is good to be taken after a heavy meal of dim sum.
Here are the details about this restaurant:-
Tim Ho Wan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
27-G, Ground Floor
The Boulevard, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur.
There are many bakeries and cafes around town which offer good cheesecakes. They all come in different sizes and in different flavours. Have you heard of Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake? Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake is quite different from the other cheesecakes around. What is the difference between Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake and the others?
To answer the above question, take a look at the ingredients used in making them. The ingredients used to make Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake are cream cheese, egg, milk, butter, sugar and flour. Just six ingredients to produce these cotton soft and fluffy cheesecake.
All cheesecakes are made on the spot.
First, place your order at the counter. If you would like to buy their cheesecake, you will need to queue for it. As for the others such as uncle Tetsu’s Hat Series Cheese Zuccoto and their Cheese Sticks, just head straight to the counter to purchase them as no queuing is necessary.
The reason why is this, they take time to produce these cheesecakes and due to the limitation in the production, each customer are entitled to purchase only one piece at one time. For the time being, they can only produce 10 to 12 pieces every 30 to 40 minutes. So you can be sure that each piece of cheesecake are fresh from the oven.
I waited for about 20 minutes before my turn was up.
Some important facts to take note – Eat the Cake When it’s still WARM! Note that they do not have seating areas, so you will need to purchase it and either bring it home or stop at another place to have it in order to consume it when it’s still warm.
Alternatively, you may also heat them up in an oven. But I would suggest against doing this unless absolutely necessary as if you reheat it, it may become dry. The best is to consume them immediately.
So, my verdict on Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake is this. They are indeed cotton soft and fluffy and it is exactly how they describe it. It is as how they had described it. It is not heavy at all unlike the other cheesecakes available elsewhere.
If you would like to purchase Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake make sure you go early and that you have some time to spare as the queue is so looooong.
Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake (Malaysia)
One Utama (Highstreet – New Wing) Lot LGK-2A