Seafood on a Friday night with Night Market Style at Fisherman’s Cove, Starhill Gallery

Apart from serving a fine dining experience for the guest, Fisherman’s Cove is now making a twist on the Friday’s night (November onwards) by serving an arrays of Village-inspired seafood delicacies.

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Fisherman’s Cove is an intimate fine dining stylish seafood restaurant crafting East meets West delicacies. Greeeted with bamboo structures and transparent aquatic themed interiors, ready to dive in the sumptous seafood selections from the Mediterranean Sea.

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Proceeding to the glass display whereby the fellow fishes, oysters, prawns and crabs waving to you! Pick me as your food tonight “wave”! Okay I’m going way too far

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Unlike other dining experiences, guests can establish the quantity of seafood they would like to consume for the night.

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Pricing for each dish will be based on the quantity of food selected. A staff will be on hand to weigh the seafood immediately, allowing the guests to make quantity adjustments as seen necessary.

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From the fishes to prawns, there’s Glorious Coral Grouper, Oil Grouper, Red Snapper, Golden Snapper, Rainbow Trout, Giant Clam and Venus Clam, Blue Mussels, Squid, Jumbo Tiger Prawns, Pacific Fresh Oyster and other live seafood like Canadian Lobster, Sri Lankan Mud Crab and Freshwater Prawn in the evening.

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Once you have selected your seafood, the host of the restaurant will be at your service to make recommendations on the best way to cook your seafood.

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Executive Chef Wai has prepared countless ways from international to local cooking method and flavours to cater to everyone

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Chef Wai heads YTL restaurants at Starhill Gallery, he won the “King of Kitchen” title in the recents year. A collaboration with Austrian Chef Johann Lafer for a cook book namelty Two Friends, One Cuisine has won them Special Award of Jury, Best Cookbook of the Year in Germany and Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Beijing.

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Fine tuning the cooking methods, you may even expect ikan bakar with daun pisang at Fisherman’s Cove.

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Welcome Drinks

As soon as we entered Fisherman’s Cove, we were greeted with a beach-inspired welcome drink created especially by the beverage manager at Feast Village. The welcome drink is totally fruity and refreshing with slices of coconut meat and minty flavours.

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Fresh baked Focaccia was served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

We were then served the freshly baked Focaccia that put a smile on my face. I just love the simplicity of bread with olive oil + balsamic vinegar.

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Organic romaine lettuce ” caesar style ” with smoked duck breast

Before we start to deal with the seafoodmates, salad is just so my thing. The organic romaine lettuce were tucked with sliced of rich smokey duck and a nutty creamy caesar salad dressing topped with a molten egg yolk. A perfect ending with some shavings of parmesan.

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Deep fried calamari with sweet turnip & mint salad

Deep fried calamari is something we would order whenever we go to the Thai restaurants, the chef served us a basic large golden crispy squid rings accompanied with cubed turnips in creamy dressing. You can take the salad and leave the calamari to me now =P

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Singapore style chilli crab

One of the star fish for the night, the chef dished out a large mud crab cooked with the infamous Singapore way. The meaty crab itself were satisfying, paired with the sweet and spicy sauce sent me to heaven right straight! Yums! Can I have more please…..

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Pan fried fillet of red snapper with pipi clam & lemon butter sauce

I brought along my friend for the dinner and he specially requested for a butter sauce dishes. The chef introduces us the pan fried fillet of red snappers accompanied with the lemony buttery sauce pipi clams! The citrus sauce set off of the inner guily for having the butter sauce! But you wont want to miss the dish if you’re just thinking about dieting, skip for a day man!

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Crispy Threadfin with Coriander Chili Lime Sauce

The chef has prepared us a crispy Threadfin along with Coriander Chili Lime Sauce. The fish fillet was fresh and firm. Fresh cherry tomatoes added to the sauce does balance off the sourish and spicy sauce giving it a robust savoury flavour.

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Clams in Fresh Momotaro Sauce

The chef has recomended us the venus clams to be cooked in fresh momotaro sauce. The clams were first steamed cooked and then cooked in a sweet japanese momotaro browth. The lightly flavour broth enhanced the flavours of the clams.

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Sizzling salt water jumbo tiger prawn with garlic butter

The jumbo tiger prawns were grilled with garlic and butter and served in a sizzling hotplate. The aroma of garlic butter filled up the table and the sauce enhanced the flavour of the tender bouncy tiger prawns.

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pacific rock oyster

Oyster on the rock will never fails you, topped up with some lemon juice and tobacco sauce! Yums!

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Kam heong tiger prawn

Must order items! The Kam Heong Tiger Prawns were totally awesome! The tiger prawns were glazed with the robust kam heong sauce making it super tasty, sweet and flavourful!

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Spicy Nyonya Steamed Fillet of Sea Garoupa

This beautiful piece of work has won everyone heart! The sea garoupa fillet was dressed in a spicy piquant Nyonya sauce which tasted of lemongrass, chili, garlic and other herbs and spices. The fish fillet was moist and tender to taste.

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mix seafood pasta in fresh momotaro tomato sauce

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Classic Moule Mariniere Normandy

These beautiful blue mussels are lightly cooked in the wine broth and completed with a light flavouring of chives.

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canadian lobster two style …thermidor and cheesy mornay

Everyone were looking for this star dish and it doesn’t disappoint us. Look at the perfect Lobtster covered with a rich béchamel cream sauce studded with plump mushrooms. The cheesy cream add up another flavours to the sweet and tender lobster meat. I have the lobster you have the salad k!

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Grilled Tiger Prawns

Since the chef were confidents with the fresh ingredients, a basic grilled tiger prawns shall proof it well. With minimal seasoning with garlic and butter, the sweet and tender prawns were so awesome!

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wagyu beef cheek

Apart from serving the sea creatures, there’s meat selection available for the meat lover! You can choose from chicken, lamb and beef. The chef has recommended the wagyu beef cheek which was slow braised to perfection. The rich wine sauce has layered of flavours giving it a great kick!

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five spice rack of lamb

A rather different lamb racks, the chef has marinated it with five spice. It was grilled till medium raw and served along with black pepper sauce. I love each bites from the lamb racks while the juice was so flavourful.

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Tiramisu

The talking menu concepts also includes a recommendation of desserts from the host. The tiramisu the silky mascarpone cream covering the coffee soaked sponge, chocolate soil and topped with a French macaron.

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Crème Brulee

The luscious cooked cream with caramelized sugar top served along with French macaron too.

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Banana Split

The classic Banana Split with three scoops of Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry Ice Creams with Caramelized Banana with wafer rolls and chocolate balls.

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Chocolate Lava

A nice crust cake with warm chocolate lava served along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate soil.

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Chocolate Mousse

Twin chocolate mousse served along with brownies, chocolate soil, chocolate soil and its chocolate-licious!

FISHERMAN’S COVE
Feast Village, Starhill Gallery
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3-2782 384

Website: www.feastvillage.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/feastvillage

Get Your RM20 TGI Friday’s Voucher! So easy!

Yes, you didn’t get me wrong! I’m letting you know a pretty simple way to earn/win/get your RM20 cash vouchers to dine at TGI Friday’s!

As I have mentioned previously on my Facebook, TGI Friday’s Malaysia is celebrating their 20th Anniversary now!

What you have to do is as simple as this…

First

From 27th October till 13 November, head over to any TGI Fridays outlets enjoy a good meal. You will notice that there’s a placemats with the party hats available on the tables, keep an eye on those as they are the main key to your cash vouchers =]

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Secondly

Squeeze all the creative cell out of your brain to decorate the party hats with the colour pencils/ crayons/ marker pen provided!

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Please excuse me for the ugly artwork, I’m never good at this (sigh…)

Third

Take a picture of you wearing the party hat you have just crafted! Upload the photo on instagram with the hashtag #friday20th .

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Lastly

Show the instagram post to the waiter/waitress and you will be rewarded with the RM20 vouchers!

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It’s so easy right? I’m impressed that TGI Friday’s are so kind to rewards all their patrons in conjunction of their 20th anniversary.

You might be asking, if I go in a group of 4, am I entitled to only 1 voucher? The answer is NO, all of you are individually entitled to the reward as long you have done the steps mentioned above. Cool right!

Here’s the Terms & Conditions of the voucher to further answer your further queries.

1. This RM20 voucher can be used on all food and beverages at all TGI FridaysSM Malaysia outlets.
2. This voucher is valid from 27 Oct to 28 Nov 2014.
3. No change will be given.
4. For dine-in only.
5. Redemption is applicable to 1 (one) voucher per table.
6. Not to be used with other in-house promotions, discounts or loyalty cards.
7. This voucher cannot be redeemed for cash. If the subtotal amounts to more than voucher’s value, the difference will be paid for by the purchaser.
8. Excludes 10% service charge and applicable government tax.
9. TGI Fridays, may amend the Terms & Conditions if and when seen fit without prior notice.

Let me share with you the food and drinks my foodie gang during the visit to TGI Friday’s, The Garden =]

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I ordered the Orange Blast Slush as I was looking forward for some freezy vitamins drinks, need more vitamins haha!!

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We ordered the FRIDAYS™ THREE-FOR-ALL for our starters! Featuring the Loaded Potato Skins with beef bits, Fried Mozzarella and spicy Buffalo Wings, complete with sour cream and green onions, marinara sauce and celery sticks with Bleu cheese dressing. I just can’t get my hands off the Buffalo Wings, they are simply too yummy!

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For my main, I have decided to get the TENNESSEE NEW YORK STRIP & SHRIMP. Featuring the 10-oz. Australian chilled air flown grain-fed strip steak and crispy Cajun-spiced shrimp served with Cheddar cheese mashed potatoes and our Tennessee sauce. The steak was done perfectly leaving it a tender biting texture, not forgetting to pair with the special sweet savoury Tennessee sauce.

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Chasingfooddreams ordered the TENNESSEE SALMON, North Atlantic salmon fillet chargrilled and basted with Tennessee glaze. Served with seasonal vegetables and Cheddar cheese mashed potatoes.

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While Choi Yen ordered the GARLIC MARINATED GRILLED LAMB CHOPS. It’s beautifully presented in the sizzling plate! Lamb chops marinated with garlic, seared to perfection. Served with demi glace, beef bits, seasonal vegetables and Cheddar cheese mashed potatoes.

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Another of our friend ordered the SIZZLING COMBO FAJITAS with Chicken and Beef. Served on a skillet of roasted onions, red & green peppers. Served with hot flour tortillas, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and Colby cheese.

Now I’m craving for more, lets head back to TGI Fridays’ together to get your voucher and spent my voucher right away ;)

West Wine Chinese Eat at Imperial Garden Restaurant, Tai Thong

Months back I have attended a special wine-pairing event namely ‘West Wine, East Eat’ at Imperial Garden Restaurant organised by Tai Thong Group.

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We were told that this round the group executive chef Lee Wee Hong came out with a different approach in crafting the menu. Instead of selecting the right wine to go with each dish, he designed the dishes in each course to match the chosen wines.

Get ready to go through the six-course dinner with the pairing wine with me =]

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3 Specialty Appetizers

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Trapiche Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Pan-seared Fresh Scallop with Grilled Apple Slice Topped with Caviar

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Avocado Salad with Pine Nuts, Rose Apple & Alfalfa Sprouts Tossed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Smoked Bacon Roll with Fish Paste Stuffing & Wasabi Garnish

The chef has picked the lightest wine on the list to paired with the three-part appetisers. This white wine went well with the much stronger taste bacon roll and caviar. I love the 3 tiers light to strong flavours from the appetisers.

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Double-boiled Dumplings with Assorted Fresh Mushrooms in Supreme Stock

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Trapiche Oak Cask Chardonnay

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The soup was slightly on the salty end to me but the pleasant oak fragrance and flavour from the white wine offset it.  I like this simple earthy dishes.

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Steamed King Prawn in Egg White Served with Glass Vermicelli Spiced with Chili Flakes paired with Banfi Fumaio Toscana IFT 2012

The intense fruity taste from the two different types of grapes  brought out the aroma and taste of the white meringue and vermicelli. My favourite dishes among all =]

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Braised Premium Abalone & Sea Cucumber with Pak Choy

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Banfi Collepino Toscana IGT 2012

One of the star dishes of the night, the abalone was braised perfectly leaving it a the tender and lovely texture with bold and strong flavour. The intense redcurrant, raspberry and plum notes with a nice finish Italian red wine helps in shining out this simple flavour dish.

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Roast Iberico Pork Rib (Spanish Black Pig) with Grilled Bell Pepper

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Cono Sur Tocarnal Merlot

The last main dish of the night, Roast Iberico Pork Rib with Grilled Bell Peppers was paired with a Chilean red, Cono Sur Tocornal Merlot.

The lightly marinated pork rib accompanied with ripe and intense flavour of the full-bodied Merlot.

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Chilled Mango Sago Ice Cream with Pomelo Bits & Ice Cream & Cream Puff with Chocolate Mousse Layered with Dark Chocolate

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Dow’s Fine Ruby Port

The Portuguese port wine was chosen to pair with the dessert due to its sweet, red fruit flavours and long, intense finish.

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The six wines featured make up the restaurant’s latest wine menu and are currently being sold through advance booking only.

Imperial Garden Restaurant
(Tai Thong Group)
7th Floor, Intan Square
No 3, Lorong Utara C
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel No: 03-7956 6868

Maxis iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Malaysia Pre-Order Date

Maxis Berhad today announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on Thursday, 6 November 2014.

Customers can pre-purchase the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning on Friday, 31 October 2014 at store.maxis.com.my.

For more information on Maxis, please visit: www.maxis.com.my. For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.

Harith Iskander…To know Malaysia is to LAUGH MALAYSIA!

Harith Iskander, also known as the Godfather of Malaysian Stand Up Comedy is hosting the biggest night of stand-up comedy in Malaysian in the aim to spread the “1Malaysia” spirit.

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Doctor Jason Leong on my left while Harith Iskander on my right

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The press conference was held at Espresso Lab, Sunway Damansara.

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The concert is happening on 29th October at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil. So let’s join the night for true Malaysian-styled comedy and humour to channel away the much disparity and tragedy that has befallen Malaysia this year.

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Before that, let’s take a sip of the freshly brewed hot mocha made by the barista in Espresso Lab.

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Apart from being a stand up comedian, Harith Iskander also hosted TV talk shows, acted in theatre, movies and TV serials, and performed in and co-directed musicals. He also acted in Hollywood films, Anna and the King in 1999. Harith have been making audiences laugh in Malaysia and overseas for 20 years.

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Jason Leong, a doctor but now spends most of his time tickling funny bones instead as a stand-up comedian. Harith believed that Jason is one of the best comedians in Malaysia, he will be doing the opening for the night with his unique brand of satire and political incorrectness upon the unsuspecting public.

There will be a special guest for the night too. Introducing Papa CJ – one of India’s most influential comedians.

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Frankly I have never watch any stand up comedy, at the press conference Harith has cracked some jokes and filled the cafe with laughters. Harith will be sharing a mixture of daily observations about what makes Malaysia ‘tick’ told in the indomitable and distinctive Harith Iskander style.

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To make the show even more meaningful, percentage of profits from ticket sales will be channelled to OrphanCARE, a charitable NGO that strives to place abandoned children in homes with loving families.

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As a lead up to this concert Harith is presently on his first International Tour covering six countries – Singapore, Indonesia, India, Australia, Hong Kong and South Korea – aptly titled “The Godfather of Malaysian Comedy International Tour 2014”. In each of these countries Harith has successfully and proudly flown the Malaysian flag in front of a truly international audience. He is now ready to bring that back home in front of his own people.

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So people, get ready to laugh it up together with Malaysians while you come together as one nation in the most unexpected way. Join me at “Harith Iskander…To know Malaysia is to LAUGH MALAYSIA!” concert on 8.30pm, 29th October 2014! See you there!

Date: 29th October 2014, Wednesday
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil
Ticket Prices: RM258, RM158, RM118, RM78 and RM38 (Excludes RM3.00 processing fee)
RedTix Hotline: 03-8775 4666 or www.AirAsiaRedTix.com