Melaka Satay Lok Lok @ Setapak

It's Christmas day and its so jam everywhere as everyone took advantage of the public holiday to travel in and out of town. Initially I wanted to go Malacca for some Chicken Rice Ball and authentic satay celup. However I change my mind and decided to try out a new place in town.

As my gf and I had this craving for satay celup for some time, we decided to try this place called Melaka Lok Lok. As far as I know, this is the only place that sells satay celup in Kuala Lumpur (if there are any, please share by commenting this post).

Locating this place isn't much of a problem if you are familiar with Setapak area or have a reliable GPS to rely on. However do take note that crime rate is rather high here, ladies, if you are going, please try not to bring your handbags(this was advice from the friendly boss, didn't manage to get his name thought).

To make its customer feels as thought they are actually in Melaka, the owner put up a gigantic portrait of Melaka landmark building such as the A Famosa Fort, the famous red colour Christ Church Melaka and the city centre clock tower.

Portrait with Melaka Landmark building

Just like any satay celup place you visit in Melaka, the assorted raw food prepare in sticks (known as satay sticks by local) are store in display fridge with glass panel to keep the food fresh while making it easy for you and me to see and choose.

A wide range of variety fresh food seafood to vegetables are available.

For those who fancy processed food, you will be spoil with choice too.

So which process food do you like ?

Satay celup would not be complete with the wide variety of raw food but without the hot boiling satay sauce. This place allow you to have 2 type of soup at the same time. So we had satay sauce and clear soup. Just in case you are not a local and totally clueless what is Satay sauce all about? Allow me to briefly explain, satay sauce is prepared with crushed peanut, tamarind juice and spice paste which gives the sauce a rich aroma and flavour.

Clear soup and Satay sauce.

If you asked me how the soup and satay sauce taste, of cause this is nothing close to both Capitol or Ban Lee Siang in Melaka. But when you have craving like me and too lazy to drive all the way down the Melaka, this could the best option available.

This is probably because they don't recycle the soup(satay sauce) unlike the 2 famous restaurant in Melaka where they top up fresh sauce on top of the used one. So yeah, if you are wondering why the sauce in Melaka taste so good, that's because the sauce is reused over and over again in the same pot. They probably only wash it once every day if they do actually wash it in the first place.

This is what I had for my first round.

The owner even gave us 4 sticks of grilled satay. Nothing to shout about. Guess its just part of their eat all you can package.

The grilled satay, marinated in 2 different variety.

Overall, this i a good place to be at when ever you have craving for satay celup and Melaka seems to be too far and time consuming. This place charges RM23.80 per head for its eat all you can package. Drinks however is chargeable based on the menu. I've spend a total of RM59.50 for 2 pax and 3 drinks.

Verdict: If compare, its definitely not as good as the authentic satay celup in Melaka. I know friends who are crazy enough to drive all the way to Melaka just for satay celup and then driving back to KL. If you are not as crazy as my friends then this place is probably the best place please your craving. Variety is also much lesser than what you have in Melaka, this could be due to the low traffic of guest which made it too costly to provide a wider variety of food selection.
This is just my humble opinion which you may choose to differ.

If you would like to give this place a try, here's the address:
Melaka Lok Lok,
A-G-7, Plaza Prima Setapak,
35, Jalan Prima Setapak 5,
Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.

Al-Amar Express, Fahrenheit 88 @ Bukit Bintang

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Celebrated Christmas eve with a little twist this year. Started with dinner with someone special at The Ship, then followed by the screening of Gulliver's Travels @ GSC MidValley and then Christmas eve countdown at Bukit Bintang.

Everything went on well until me and my date arrived at Pavilion for the countdown celebration. It's was the most horrible countdown that we've been too, a handful of the crowd were terrorising all the innocents people like myself with fake snow spray sold by unscrupulous traders who took advantage of the celebration and make some handsome profit.
To avoid being a victim of the chemical made snow spray, me and my partner had to slip and hide among the crowd commando style. That's when we decides to make Al-Amar Express (Lebanese restaurant) our temporary hideout. Located in an aquarium style designed outlet at the entrance of Fahrenhiet 88, it seems to be the perfect place to hide out while being able to have glimpse of the situation outside, not to mentioned try out some of its menu.

Having had a heavy dinner early, we decided on something light to munch. So we ordered these:

Baked Potato @ RM12 ++

Nothing to shout about, just your regular baked potato stuffed with butter and cheese and served with sour cream. Still love making it myself with chicken mayo. For RM12 ++ its definatelly overrated and overpriced.

Cheese Roll @ RM2.50 ++ /piece

Nothing special, prepared with spring roll wrapper with cheese melted in it. Still prefer the traditional chinese spring roll served with savory seasonings and crisp texture of vegetables.

Bavaria Peach @ RM10 ++ / bottle

As for drinks, my date tried the non-alcholic beer, the Bavaria Peach which she like very much but I still prefer my all time favourite, the Hoegaarden. On the other hand, since this is a halal restaurant and no beer were served, I choose the conventional all time favourite, Ice Lemon Tea.

Ice Lemon Tea @ RM8 ++

Overall, the restaurant has one of of the most sough after location which is strategically located along Jalan Bukit Bintang, couple with its aquarium style design which enable its guest to enjoy the bustling life of Kuala Lumpur. When it come to food, I wasn't impressed at all but this is probably because I've not tried their authentic Lebanese recipe. Will make it a point to visit this place ago to do just that.

Pizza Uno @ Taipan, USJ

During meeting today, my boss decided to have a team lunch and suggested that we tried a new place called Pizza Uno. Formerly known as Pizza Italia, this Restaurant is located at Taipan, USJ, Subang.

The Entrance of Pizza Uno

Apparently this place was established since 1997 and has 2 branch other branch within Klang Valley, one in Centre Point, Bandar Utama and another at Bandar Puteri, Puchong. Anyway the outlet we went to can be easily located as it's strategically located in the same row as DiGi Specialise Store in Taipan.

The Menu

Since there there were 5 of us, we decided to order a variety of dishes to be shared. Here's what we ordered:

(Left)Golden Crusted Mushrooms @ RM14 & (Right)Spicy Home-Smoke Chicken @ RM14

The Mushroom was well prepared to suit my taste bud as it's crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside while the Chicken cook have been better if it were more spicy.

Gambas Con ajo @ RM14 & Oven Baked Spinach with Cheese and Mushrooms @ RM16

Peeled prawn cooked with olive oil, garlic, cayenne pepper and chili pepper, the Gambas Con ajo is a mouth watering dish not to be missed. No word could best express how much I liked it. A big thumb up!! For Cheese lover like one of my colleague, the Oven Baked Spinach is rich with melted cheese. If you don't fancy cheese, don't even bother ordering this as you might feel like puking.

Clam in white wine & garlic sauce @ RM16

The clam are among the dish we tried out of the 5 tapas we ordered. With the right amount of wine and garlic, the soup was really tasty. I'm sure it wasn't MSG as we didn't feel thirsty after the meal.

Enjoy Sangria @ RM10++ with any order of Tapas

If you happen to drop by, be sure to try out the special deal of RM50 for any 5 tapas or 4 tapas & 1 Sangria.

Sparkling Apple & Cranberry @ RM8 each

Since we are out to try something new, we decided to drink something different too. We ordered sparkling apple and cranberry to quench our thirst.

Pan-Seared Crispy Skin Salmon with Dill Sauce RM38.42 ++

If you prefer cooked salmon more than raw just like me, I strongly recommend this dish which is served with boiled potatoes and wilted spinach. However this dish is seasonal depending on the availability of fresh supply. If you wanna try it, be sure to call up and enquire first to avoid disappointment.

Seafood Paella @ RM36

This taste almost the same if not better than what I had at La Bodega 2 weeks back. But it's much more affordable at half the price of what I paid previously.

Spaghettini Crabmeat @ RM26++

This is my main course served with fresh crab meat, it was not too bad, seriously. it would have been perfect for me, if they prepare it a little creamier

This is the December Special

If you are looking for a presentable place to treat your guest, you should really consider this place as it has really nice setting and not to mention its value for money menu.

Restaurant Pizza Uno (Taipan Branch)
No.55, Jalan USJ 10/1A (Taipan),
47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 603 - 5635 0205

Restaurant Pizza Uno (Bandar Utama)
Lot G6 & G7, Ground Floor Centrepoint,
No 3, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Bandar Utama, Selangor.
Tel: 603 - 7710 1325

Restaurant Pizza Uno (Bandar Puteri, Puchong)
No 18G, Jalan Puteri 1/4,
Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong.
Tel: 603 - 8062 2530

Business Hour:
Weekeday: 11.30am - 3.30pm & 5.30pm till late
Weekend: 10.00am till late.

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