Christmas Menu 2104 from Menu Please Bistro, Taman Maju Jaya, Johor Bahru

Christmas is around the corner, have you decided where to have your Christmas dinner?

Menu Please Bistro at Taman Maju Jaya is promoting the Christmas meal package for the “dinner on X’mas Eve dinner and lunch, dinner on the Christmas Day” on next week.
We were fortunate to have the first try on the Christmas package, and let me show what is all about…

The package is included the starter, main course, dessert and their special recipe of several type of cold drinks.

Starter – Duo appetizers
Smoke turkey frittata and mini mushroom soup
-  Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheese or vegetables.

Main course (choice of one)
Fish (RM78)
-  Pan seared salmon serves with pumpkin cream sauce and haricot vert

Duck (RM78)
-  Duck leg confit serves with slow baked orange and mash potato

Lamb (RM88)
-  Australian lamb serves with natural lamb jus and butter glaze chestnut

-  Popular coffee flavored Italian cake

-  Double berries soda
-  Mango vanilla soda
-  Vanilla lime soda

-  Chamomile tea
-  Pepper mint tea
-  Jasmine green tea

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Smoke turkey frittata and mini mushroom soup

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Very special and unique appetizer I ever have in Johor Bahru. The frittata taste with a few combination of eggs, duck bacon, veggie and cheese. It difficult to describe the tastiness until you try it yourself.

Pan seared salmon serves with pumpkin cream sauce and haricot vert

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The salmon was cooked to perfection, the combination of the cream sauce was great!

Duck leg confit serves with slow baked orange and mash potato

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The duck leg confit was tender and yummy, the meat dropped off the bone easily, delicious!
We all like this special dish served by Menu Please Bistro and it’s hard to find the same dish else where around Johor Bahru for the moment.

Australian lamb serves with natural lamb jus and butter glaze chestnut

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The braised lamb was tender and succulent. It served with the lamb jus which enhanced tastiness of the dish, you will love this if you are a lamb lover.


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Menu Please Bistro served one of the best Tiramisu within JB town. This was based of my individual taste bud.

Cold drinks
-  Double berries soda
-  Mango vanilla soda
-  Vanilla lime soda

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The mixture of these 3 cold drinks were exceptional, it’s the effort and the magic touch of Chef Jayson for the special festive season. Beside the cold drinks, they also serve hot Chamomile, pepper mint and Jasmine green tea.

Among all the 3 main courses, I prefer the duck leg. Because the dish is not common, and it’s difficult to catch the chance that serve by the restaurant. And for the cold drinks, I chose the Vanilla lime soda – it was so refreshing!

Select your choices from the Menu, enjoy the Christmas meal in Menu Please Bistro.
You may call the restaurant number 07-3360748 or whatsapp to their mobile number +60167388963 for reservation.

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Hinz Kitchen @ Cyberjaya

Cyberjaya now is not more can describe again as ‘Ghost Town’, now you can obtained many choices of foods, from Malay cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Mamak cuisine to Arabian cuisine easily. While, the most I used to pay my visit is the Hinz Kitchen where located opposite to IBM, HSBC and Shell.

Since there are many MNC nearby, so there will little packed during lunch hours, however the serving time is quite fast even there are many customers!

Our first serving is the Chinese Herb Chicken Drumstick, basically the serving is quite plain for the ingredients where is missing Chinese Herbs such Gou Zi, Hong Zao where normally we can found in the other place when we take for Chinese Herb Chicken Drumstick, overall the taste is quite tasty.

Next will be the Yam Ring served with Squid Gong Pou, the Yam Ring is quite crispy, however the Gong Pou is little sweet, will more tasty if more spicy for the Gong Pou.

Finally is the Yam Ring served with sweet and sour pork, same as the above, the Yam Ring is crispy, but they do little better with sweet and sour pork, taste average.

Hinz Kitchen
Address : Jalan Teknokrat 3, Cyber 4, 63000, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Business Hours : Monday – Friday (10:00am – 10:00pm)
GPS Coordinates : N2.924334, E101.655885

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Nasi Sultan @ Restoran Isbahani, Peringgit Jaya

There are on Mamak restaurant is popularity with it’s dishes such as Kari Ayam, Sotong and Ikan Pari. Most of the Malaccan will called the rice as ‘Nasi Sultan’, a place to having Mamak rice for breakfast, lunch even at dinner!

Not sure how this restaurant get’s its popularity with the name of Nasi Sultan, some of the local said is named Nasi Sultan because of the owner name, however that does not matter and our main task is just to find out the delicious food in Malacca town!

Here is not selling the mixed rice as ordinary Mamak shop, but offer some of the variety choice of dish and is quite popular among Malaccan as stated at their signboard outside of the shop, Kari Ayam, Sotong, Kambing and Ikan Pari.

The first will be their famous Sotong (Squid), most interestingly is the cook with some Asam, as you can taste little sour, yet the Sotong is not hard to chew even they cooked hourly.

The second will be the Pari Ikan with curry, simply delicious, might the second option to taste the local delicacies if you cannot take the spicy Asam Pedas in Melaka.

Third will be the curry chicken, it different what we having in ordinary Malay or Mamak stall curry chicken, however, it taste good.

Restoran Isbahani (Nasi Sultan)
Address : 421, Ground Floor, Taman Peringgit Jaya, 75400 Peringgit, Melaka
Business hours : 6am – 6pm
GPS Coordinate : N2.21722 E102.25352

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Flying on the Cessna C208B Grand Caravan from Senai airport to Tioman Island

We reached the Senai International Airport before dawn, because need to group with others before our departure…

The arrangement was perfect by the Tunamaya staffs, the check-in process for taking the private chartered flight from Senai airport to Tioman airport was smooth. Once the baggage check, we walked through the private lane way to the plane.

It was my first time flying on this Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the plane had change and refurbished into a luxury seats and facility. We can rotate the seat for 180 degrees which convenience for discussion among the passengers.

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Mineral waters, tibits and snacks were ready for us in the plane. All of us happily wearing the orchid garland presented by the airport. The inaugural flight from Senai to Tioman, we ready to take off!

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The weather of that day was good and the take-off was comfort.
This was my first time enjoying chatting with my friend and browse through the social media app in the plane…
Let me show you the breathtaking view along the way…

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The background was the mystery Linggiu dam…it was also the where the Srivijaya Empire started more than thousand years ago…as the legend said.

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Beautiful green lake in the middle of the jungle…

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I wondered this might be some kind of plantations…(photos above)

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About 30 minutes later (around 8.35am), we were approaching Mersing town…

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The plane took around 15 minutes to cross the ocean, noticed from the GPS device in the cockpit…

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After the plane flew through the clouds, the island appeared from the windows…the first scene was the ‘legendary twin peaks’ of Tioman Island. Yes, it is the landmark of Tioman.

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Followed by the lush canopy of greenery and the blue water…

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It took around 45 minutes from Senai to Tioman island.
Once we touched down in Tioman island, the Tunamaya’s staff was at the airport to help us ferry our luggage to the Tekek jetty.

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It was a pleasant flight and different experience compare with the commercial flight, we enjoyed very much!

The weather in Tioman island was hot and humid, as we walked to the jetty, our luggage already stand-by before us…

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Our journey to Tunamaya Beach and Spa Resort continue on the next post…

Related post :-
3 days 2 nights exclusive trip to Tunamaya Beach and Spa Resort in Tioman Island

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Tong Heng Bak Kut Teh @ Pekan Nanas

Pekan Nanas situated about 35km from Johor Bahru City, in some times ago this place is planted the most Pineapple in Peninsula Malaysia, however the heavy real estate development is took over the agriculture of Pekan Nanas. We goes one of the eatery in Pekan Nanas and is recommended by the local favourite Bak Kut Teh, Tong Heng Bak Kut Teh at Restoran Yoong He.

We normally having dry foam Bak Kut Teh in Klang or some place in Klang Valley, while Southern Peninsula Malaysia is serving dark Soya sauce with Chinese traditionally herbs, same goes to we having at Tong Heng Bak Kut Teh. The Bak Kut Teh here is serving with the white rice or Yam rice, while we choose the Yam rice as we preferable and getting more full for the Yam rice with Bak Kut Teh.

Yao Char Kuay is the perfect matched when is mixed with the Bak Kut Teh soup together, as you can having Chinese herbs as together with Yao Char Kuay.

While you still can’t get enough with the Bak Kut Teh and may try their dry dark soya sauce Pork ribs.

Tong Heng Bak Kut Teh (Restoran Yoong He)
GPS Coordinates : N1.507300, E103.512283

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Ratatouille La Gourmet in Austin Heights, Johor Bahru

There are many cafes and restaurants just started to operate within the Austin Heights area, which will also another prime location for this area. One of the restaurant I visited was the Ratatouille La Gourmet Austin Heights (N1.56222 E103.77841), another branch for the Ratatouille La Gourmet restaurant from Adda Heights. Operated by the same owner – Mr Brian, but with slightly different concept compare with the Adda Heights outlet.

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The restaurant has a simple and neat setting, clean and comfort environment. Let the photos below show you…

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Choices of 2 persons, 4 persons or group of peoples…even with one of the window seat. :)

The restaurant is suitable for family, friends gathering and also couples. The soft music was playing during we waiting for our food…

Each of us had a plate of mushroom soup and garlic bread complimentary from the restaurant, this is also the ‘Ratatouille culture’ since they started from the small stall in the kopitiam (Hokkien dialect means : food court).

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Starter :-
Grilled and Baked button mushroom.

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Both were juicy! The original taste by the grilled type, and the fragrance with the cheese baked mushroom, you even can taste the fresh tomato from it. We like both!

Here come the main courses…
Aglio e olio
Bolognaise (or bolognese)
Chicken cordon bleu
BBQ Pork Ribs
Pork Chop

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Aglio e olio
The spaghetti was well prepared with the fragrance olive oil and garlic.  The spaghetti was not overcook and we all like the springy-ness of it, I like the taste of the olive oil very much. The dish was just nice to my liking.

Served with fresh minced beef, cooked with their homemade tomato sauce. Creamy cheese but won’t stop us to finish it. Another signature from Ratatouille La Gourmet.

Chicken cordon bleu
This is a common dish easily available in western restaurant around Johor Bahru area. But the Chef of Ratatouille prepared the chicken so tender and succulent unlike others made it too dry, every pieces of the chicken went well with the cheese!

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BBQ Pork ribs
Well control of the heat where the ribs were tender and yummy! It served with their own recipe of BBQ sauce and you got to try it yourself!

Grilled pork chop
This was the surprised for the night! The pork chop served with moist, well done and delicious! It is difficult to have a nice pork chop around Johor Bahru area, but this was definitely scored the highest marks of that evening! Well marinated and good control of the heat, must not miss this for the pork chop lover!

The lovely dessert served after our main courses…they were same as their Adda Heights outlet, tasty!

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Beside the dishes above, they do serve Roast herb coated lamb rack, Pan seared Norwegian salmon, Mixed grilled platter and many more…all dishes are reasonable price.

The different of this outlet compare with Adda Heights outlet is…Adda Heights serve beef but no pork, Austin Heights serve pork but no beef.

It was a awesome dinner for all of us! Thanks and appreciated for creative and excellent Chef from Ratatouille La Gourmet Austin Heights.

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Related post :-
Ratatouille La Gourmet Adda Heights

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Restoran TCL @ Taman Sutera Utama, JB

Hit Korean Pop’s bring the delicious food fly over along the way from Korea to Malaysia, wanted to have some pop hits and free Korean style buffet and grill at Johor Bahru? Head to recently famous Restoran TCL (???????) at Taman Sutera Utama, Johor Bahru.

Simple side dish of Korean delicacies is serve before we taking our order, the side dish is just ordinary, and just taste if compare with other Korean restaurant.

Their BBQ are little different with other BBQ restaurant, they use LED technology for the grill, therefore is more safety and better hygiene if compare with the traditional BBQ restaurant, but you have to wait little longer time for ready to eat.

One of the grill menu, Chicken mixed with Kimchi, taste quite good and just little spicy.

There are plenty of seafood is served, while the taste is just on your ways to grill the seafood

Restoran TCL
Address : No 62, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, Johor Bahru, Johor
Business Hour : 11am – 3pm 5pm – 11pm (Closed on Wednesday)
Tel : +607-5625250
GPS Coordinates : N1.515492, E103.668299

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Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

When searching tasty dessert at Penang, the highest searched results I got it is the located at Penang Road, the Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul! I think, Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul is one the ‘must’ eat dessert list in Penang.

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul is just located by the road side of Penang road, so actually is easy to reached the stall even you are taking public transport, such as Rapid Penang.

While the ingredients have in Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul are just like the ordinary, the green jelly, red beans, shave ice, coconut milk and also the gula melaka. The taste is not sweet and not so creamy as I having in Melaka, maybe I’m used to Melaka flavours?

If you are live at Klang Valley, you can also enjoy your Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul at their branch, where located at the various mall in Klang Valley, one of them is at Sunway Pyramid. But, you have to a little premium price compared you having at Penang road side.

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
Address : 475, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang
GPS Coordinates : N5.417186, E100.330632

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Cendol & Rojak Bukit Tinggi @ Bukit Tinggi, Klang

After our windows shopping at AEON Bukit Tinggi, we having a try for the Cendol and Rojak at Bukit Tinggi. The Cendol just located at the road side of busy Bukit Tinggi Business Centre. Due to limited seats available as they operate with a Van and most people over here will choose to take away instead of dine in.

Here is the Cendol of “Cendol Rojak Bukit Tinggi”, you can taste the rich and sweetness of Gula Melaka and the thickness of the coconut milk, of course, the self made Pandan flavour Green Jelly! I feel taste delicious and the Green Jelly is like instant melted at your mouth, recommended!

While, the rojak of Cendol Rojak Bukit Tinggi might ordinary, but if you choose to dine on the spot, you might will taste the crunchy of the kuih, while the shrimp is taste average.

Cendol Rojak Bandar Bukit Tinggi
Address : Lorong Batu Nilam 5, 41200 Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Business Time : 11am – 6pm (Monday – Sunday)
GPS Coordinates : N03.00827 E101.437161

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Tanjung Mee Goreng @ Tanjung Kling

Kampung area at Tanjung Kling, hardly to search any of Chinese koptiam, but there have one famous with Tanjung Mee Goreng and also the only Chinese traditional coffee shop where supported by most of the locals, named Heng Heng Hailam Kopitiam.

Well, here is the ‘famous’ among locals, the Tanjung Mee Goreng, where is no different with an ordinary spicy Mee Goreng, with cucumber, some onions and also a green lemon.

Actually, there are hiding Prawn inside the Tanjung Mee Goreng, the taste for Tanjung Mee Goreng maybe is not fantastic or to be surprise, but its the local taste of Mee Goreng, sometimes, less is more.

Heng Heng Hailam Kopitiam (Tanjung Mee Goreng)
Address : No. 2534-C, Tanjung Kling, 76400 Melaka.
Business hour : 7am – 4pm
GPS coordinates : N2.217933, E102.160243

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