Monday, 6 November 2017

Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman KR Caterers @ Hulu Bernam, Selangor

Whenever we have some function at home, we would most often cater from KR Caterers. KR Caterers are located on the Hulu Bernam side of town, right opposite the Petron Station. It is a restaurant that only does breakfast. They do not do lunch or dinner as their catering business is quite huge and attending to that itself keeps them really busy. Most often, you would have to book at least two weeks ahead of your event, just to be on the safe side. There is no real minimum order quantity. Even if you want to order for ten people, they would accommodate it. Similarly, you could leave them to buy all the meat items or you could get it yourself as well. They are quite flexible in that way. 

Ghee Rice

Mutton Perattal With Potatoes
As always, their Ghee Rice was perfect. They are usually quite generous with the ingredients and even when you order for a smaller number of people, you would usually get much more. I would rate their Ghee Rice at 9/10. Mutton Perattal was another good dish. We had asked for more potatoes and they added really quite a bit. The gravy was thick and nice and it wasn't too spicy. My rating for this shall again be 9/10. 

French Beans Perattal

Cuttlefish Perattal with Gravy
The French Beans Perattal was just okay. I guess they may have prepared it very early in the morning or perhaps sometime late last night. In fact, it was a little overcooked as well. I would rate this at 7/10. The Cuttlefish Fish Perattal was awesome. Once again cooked with lots of potatoes and it came with some gravy which was just fantastic with the Ghee Rice. This was slightly on the spicy side and it was absolutely heavenly. My rating for this shall be 10/10. 

Masala Crab

Ayam Masak Merah
Their Masala Crabs were another excellent dish. The Masala itself was so thick and nice and the dish as a whole was excellent. 9/10 would be my rating for this dish. Their Ayam Masak Merah has a South Indian touch to it and it's not quite the same as the one's that you would get from Malay caterers. This was much more spicier and lots of spices were used. My rating for this shall be 9/10 as well. 

Prawn Sambal

Vegetable Kurma
The Prawn Sambal was really spicy and they were very generous with the ingredients. In fact, they had used lemongrass as well to give it that authentic taste. 9/10 shall be my verdict for this. Their Vegetable Kurma this time around wasn't up to my expectations. Not sure who made this dish but it surely wasn't the same. I felt that it was a little flat taste wise and they had added too much vegetables. This was the only disappointing dish and my rating for this shall be 6/10. 

Contact Details
If you're looking for a good South Indian caterer to work with in Tanjung Malim, KR Caterers would be my choice. Food is extremely good and they are very generous with the ingredients. And it's best to place your booking at least two weeks in advance. Price wise, they are definitely premium and my recommendation would be to finalise the pricing at the point of booking. If you don't mind spending a little more for good food, then this would be the best carers to work with. 

Address: Jalan Besar Ulu Bernam (Opposite Petron), 35900 Tanjung Malim, Selangor,

Opening Hours: 0800 - 1600 (They are usually open for orders or best to call before going)

Telephone: +6017 238 5562 (Devi)
                    +6017 260 1243 (Yoges) 
                    +6010 380 9011 (Ruban Rao)

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Indian Food Stall in Choy Kee Restaurant @ Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya

Choy Kee Restaurant is located in Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya and they are usually open from breakfast to lunch. During the day, it's mainly Chinese hawker food. Recently, they had started operating at nights as well and this starts from 6 pm onwards till around midnight. In the evening, the only stall operating would be an Indian stall selling South Indian food. 

Choy Kee Restaurant Located Along Jalan SS 22/11

The Indian Food Stall

My Meal @ RM 5.00
There's a decent variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes and they seemed pretty okay to me. Prices are definitely reasonable. I had some rice, Chicken Curry, Chicken Perattal, Long Beans Perattal and a piece of Kicap Tofu and this lot was priced at RM 5.00 only. 

Chicken Curry

Kicap Tofu
Chicken Curry was decent. I had a decent amount of spices and wasn't the watery type. My rating for this shall be 7/10. The Kicap Tofu was a tad too salty. Would have been better if they had reduced the amount of salt. Otherwise, it was fresh. My rating for this shall be 6/10. 

Chicken Perattal

Long Beans Perattal

Teh O Ais @ RM 1.50
The Long Beans Perattal was also a tad too salty and a little overdone. My rating for this shall be 6/10. Their Chicken Perattal however was good. Lot's of masala used and the chunks were meaty. I would rate their Chicken Perattal at 8/10. Teh O Ais was good as well and my rating for this shall be 9/10. 

For a decent South Indian dinner in Damansara Jaya, you might want to check out this stall that is located in Choy Kee Restaurant. They are open daily from 6 pm till around midnight  and they have both vegetarian and non vegetarian options. Prices are reasonable and I loved the warm reception.

Address: No. 63, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 1800 - 0000 Daily 

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Campur Campur Kitchen @ Cyberjaya, Selangor

Campur Campur Kitchen is a restaurant that is quite famous in Cyberjaya. This restaurant is located on the Upper Ground Floor of DPulze Mall which is located along Persiaran Multimedia, just a stone throws away from Multimedia University. 

Busy During Peak Hours

Hong Kong Style Tea @ RM 5.57
If you are here during peak hours, you would need to wait a while as the place tends to be full house rather quickly. The restaurant itself does not have a very large space and that being the case, the tables can be very close to one another. In fact, if you come during peak hours, table sharing is a common sight. The staffs tend to become very busy but they have been trained well and they manage the crowd very efficiently. This is my first time here and I observed that the above Hong Kong Style Tea was quite famous with the customers and so, I too went for that. The Tea itself did taste like the Hong Kong style of preparation and for me, I would say that it was quite good. Comes in a huge glass too. My rating for this shall be 7/10.

Chicken + Salted Egg Yolk Rice Set @ RM 15.00
These kind of set meals are the thing here and what draws the huge crowd is the variety that comes with each set and they have close to 40 set meals. For example, I went for the Chicken + Salted Egg Yolk Rice Set and it came with some Rice, Chicken with Salted Egg, Sambal Petai, Pickled Egg and some Butter Chicken. All this for RM 15.00 only. 

Pickled Eggs

Butter Chicken
The Pickled Eggs were okay. Could have been better as I found the base to be a tad too watery. My rating for that shall be 7/10. Their Butter Chicken was a little too stiff. Otherwise, it did taste okay. 6/10 would be my rating for this. 

Sambal Petai

Salted Egg Chicken
Their Sambal Petai was nice. It had the right flavours and taste wise, it was up to my expectations. However, they could have been a little more generous with the Petai. Taste wise, I rate this at 7/10. The Salted Egg Chicken again was a little stiff and a tad too sweet. I'll give this 6/10. 

Our Bill
What generally sells here is the set meals that comes with a pleasant variety and you would never get bored with their sets as they have close to 40 set meals to choose from. Food could have been better. Nevertheless, the sets are definitely worth the price. 

Address: UG 18, DPulze Shopping Centre, Persiaran Multimedia, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor.

Business Hours: 1000 - 2200 Daily

Friday, 3 November 2017

Restoran PKS Maju @ Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Restoran PKS Maju may seem like a very ordinary restaurant that is located in a residential area but this restaurant has a special charm that attracts customers from near and far. Despite being located in a run down area of Taman Pinggiran Putra which is filled with foreigners, this restaurant does offer some fantastic South Indian food at very reasonable prices. 

Restoran PKS Maju Located In Taman Pinggiran Putra

Just Another Restaurant

Very Simple Set Up

My Meal For The Day Priced At RM 5.00
This restaurant may seem like just another run down restaurant but do check out their reviews on Foursquare, They are all extremely positive and it's difficult to see such reviews in most restaurants today. They have a very standard offering in terms of lunch offering and I had some Mutton Curry, Mutton Gravy, Bitter Gourd Perattal and some Tofu Sambal and this lot was priced at RM 5.00 . Very reasonable I felt.

Bitter Gourd Perattal
My brother used to live in this area before and it was him that had recommended me this place. He's generally a very fussy person when it comes to food and seeing his very positive feedback coupled by the reviews that I had read on Foursquare, I decided that I have got to visit this restaurant. For a start, let me go with their Bitter Gourd Perattal. The veggie was cooked to perfection and the taste was just awesome. Not too spicy and not too bitter, they had made it taste just awesome. My review for this shall be 10/10. 

Curried Mutton

Mutton Gravy & Tofu Sambal
Their Mutton Curry was extremely good. I loved the lean cuts that came with lots of potatoes and the flavours were just awesome. Very generous with the spices and my rating for this shall be 9/10. Similarly, their Tofu Sambal deserves nothing less than 9/10. 

Omelette @ RM 1.50
A staple item that should not be missed at this restaurant is their Omelette which is priced at RM 1.50 . This is made on request and you would see this being served at almost all tables. Even for those who come by during tea time, they would order one of this as it was really good.l Just look at the colours and you'd know how good it is. My rating for this is 9/10. 

Despite being a very humble set up in a run down settlement, Restoran PKS Maju serves some excellent South Indian food. Their curries, veggies as well as their famous Omelette were all extremely tasty. In fact, they do serve much better food compared to what we get at most of those famous restaurants in the Klang Valley. This is definitely a restaurant that I would highly recommend and I wouldn't mind driving all the way from Kuala Lumpur just to have some tasty food. 

Address: Jalan PP 28, Taman Pinggiran Putra, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Malaysia.

Business Hours: 24 Hours Daily

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Jalan Reko Portuguese Grilled Fish @ Kajang, Selangor

In Kajang, there seems to be many restaurants that are operating from their homes and this is one such place. This restaurant specialises in Grilled Fish and they are prepared in a variety of styles. 

Humble Looking Banner

The House In Taman Hijau

Seating Area In The Porch

Seating Area In The Porch

Endorsed By The Rasikka Rusikka Team
This place has a very humble set up and it would take a local to know that there is a restaurant here. Even the banner was a faded one. Despite being located right beside Jalan Reko not too far away from the MRT Station, it may be tough to spot this place if you drive fast. It also seems that the Rasikka Rusikka Team had endorsed this restaurant and that gave me an assurance that the food should be good. 

They have three seating sections here, one is in the living room, another in the porch and they also do have some tables outdoors. Their menu was rather simple but it had a good variety of grilled fish. Besides that, a variety of noodles and other dishes were also available. The house itself seems old, must be one of those early residential areas in Kajang but it had a good upkeep and the place was clean. We were here around 9 pm and even at that hour, there was a steady flow of customers and the boss seemed to be addressing everyone by their name. They definitely must have a good customer base that visits them frequently.

Staff Cleaning The Fish

Ingredients Added

More Ingredients Added

Heating Up The Charcoal Grill

Heating Up The Charcoal Grill

Grilling In Progress
We had ordered one Grilled Fish and a bowl of noodles. The fish is fresh as it is kept alive in an aquarium. We actually witnessed the killing of the fish right in front of our eyes. One staff catches the fish and then hands it over to another staff that kills it with a single blow right there at the porch. He then cleans the fish and hands it over to the lady boss who grills the fish herself. She then heats up the charcoal grill, adds the ingredients into the foil and places the fish on the grill. Since they use charcoal grills, it does take a while for the fish to be cooked but it was worth the wait. 

Loh Mee @ RM 6.00
The bowl of Loh Mee that we ordered came quite fast. For RM 6.00 , it was good to be shared by two people. It came with lots of shrimps, fish cake and sliced pork and the broth was just perfect. The right thickness and the flavours were mild and good. Not as great as the ones that we get in Ulu Yam, nevertheless it was way better than the ones that you get in Kuala Lumpur. My rating for this shall be 8/10. 

Grilled Fish @ RM 37.00

Absolutely Delicious Stuff!
We had ordered the grill fish that was to be cooked with ginger and they were very generous with the ginger. The fish itself was so good and it was so soft and nice. The overall combination of ginger, birds eye chili, soy sauce and okra was heavenly. It was so good that even after being done with the fish, we kept scooping out the sauces. The fish itself may be slightly pricey but it's definitely worth it. My rating for this shall be 9/10. 

This is a very humble set up that operates from a house in Taman Hijau which is located along Jalan Reko, Kajang. They specialise in a variety of Grilled Fish preparations and this home restaurant has been in existence for ages. Besides the fish dishes, they do have some noodles which is pretty good as well. The fish itself could be slightly pricey but it's totally worth it. Do be prepared to wait as it may take some time for the fish to be grilled since they use charcoal grills. Another gem of a place that should not be missed in Kajang. This place has also been endorsed by the Rasikka Rusikka Team from ASTRO. 

Address: 100, Taman Hijau, Jalan Reko, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 1500 - 0000 (Closed on Mondays)