Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lunch at Nature's Recipe Cafe, Petaling Jaya

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Nature's Recipe Cafe, a cafe tucked behind olympia college nearby PJ State/Hilton PJ serves up some good vegetarian food. They've all sorts dishes, ranging from vegetarian bak kut teh to western cuisines and local cuisine like nasi lemak. Personally, I haven't actually had much about vegetarian food(99% food post at this blog is not vegetarian at all), but I had a chance this time, so why not. This place was actually recommended by my uncle since he is a vegetarian, so we ended up here one fine day.

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various cuisines on the menu...
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porridge
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dry noodles(wantan mee style)
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prawn noodles
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honey dew with sago dessert
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Pan Mee
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nasi lemak
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lotus leaf rice
Food prices here are very reasonable, you can have lunch with a drink for about RM10 or so. I had dry noodles, the "bbq meat" was delicious, taste relatively similar to the real thing. As for the pan mee, the soup stock was a bit bland, so it doesn't taste as good(real soup stock usually boiled with pork meat and bones, making it taste rich). My dad enjoyed the prawn noodles, with exception there was no prawn inside. Probably the best dish was the lotus leaf rice. I've had some lotus leaf rice elsewhere, but I think this one was really good. There was a strong aroma from the lotus leaf, and the taste was just right for me( not too salty, just tasteful).

Nature's Recipe Cafe
12 Jalan 8/1E,
46050 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03 7957 6386

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Dinner at Sushi Zanmai, 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya

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Sushi Zanmai, a very familiar name to many; I finally found the time to come and try this place. After catching a show(Dragon Ball: Evolution; omg yes we watched that) with friends, one of them craved for japanese food, and so we went to Sushi Zanmai. Sushi Zanmai is located just outside parkson, right smack in the middle of the walkway.

Dining-in with friends is a big plus, cause you get to take pictures of various food your friends have ordered. This post is certified 56k-unfriendly xP

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Salmon Rice with roe
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Unagi rice
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Chicken katsu curry rice
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crabstick temaki

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tuna and shrimp egg roe sushi
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tempura soft-shell crabs

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chicken katsu rice
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tempura prawn temaki
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gyoza
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sushi platter
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yakisoba
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various roe sushi
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unagi maki and sushi

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salmon sashimi

(*awsm peektures taken, probably my best so far*)

Sushi and sashimi were definitely up to par(fresh is the key; shiny/glossy meat = fresh). The unagi was good as well, but apparently my friend didn't like the way that it had too much sauce in the sushi. The Yakisoba was a little lacking, my friend commented it was just regular fried noodles (nothing special). I had gyoza, and I found it lacking in taste and size compared to the ones I had before this.

Overall, this place is worth to visit. Reasonable prices and food quality is up to par; definitely one of the places to eat japanese food.