Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shiang Hai Japanese Vegetarian @ Malaysia (KL)

This is a new post by Fen.. Thanks for your contributions and keep more coming!
My first vegetarian place will be at the Shiang Hai Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant (香海日式素食坊). It is located at one of the business shop houses near to the Sunway Lagoon.
My wife were roaming helplessly around that area just to find this restaurant and finally caught it in a pretty deserted corner of the shophouses there. The shop's signboard wasn't very easily noticeable as it's not the usual greeny or veggie logo kind of restaurant.

The air conditioned restaurant is a cosy corner with wooden tables and chairs, but not those low leveled japanese ones. Near to the entrance there was a small corner acting as a library with books on vegetarian and cookery.
We are first introduced to the sushi menu sets, followed by the differents kinds of fried rice and noodles.

Popiah Fried Rice

My wife ordered a very nice plate of fried rice Served in a "bowl" made of popiah skin. The first spoon of the rice caught my attention as the rice was presented at such a near-to-perfect temperature, tasty and not too oily at the same time. Surprisely, the popiah skin goes well with it. You need not add any chill sauce or green chilli because you will definitely not want to alter the taste anymore.

Tomato Noodles

I ordered tomato gravy noodles. At first, I was sighing away on why I ordered such a thick gravy noodles, as I thought that I would be sick of the taste in no time. But when the noodles arrived, they smelled good and I totally enjoy the noodles. However, there is "Chinese Lizard Tail" Vegetable (Also known as "臭菜") which my wife disliked. This veg is rather distinct in smell and some people do not like it. Overall, i think the noodles was great and filling.

Butter Chicken

We ordered a buttered mock meat dish which I forgotten which meat it was meant to be, rather normal.

In all, we spent around 18SGD for the 3 dishes plus drinks. Quite worth it for a vegetarian who craves japanese food. But wait, we didn't really have any japanese food, as the waitress seemed to forget the sesame sushi that we ordered. As we were already full, we left without it.
Nice ambience for families and quite popular as I could see people strolling in on this hot Sunday.

Location: 32A,Ground Floor,Jalan PJS 8/2,Mentari Plaza,46150 Bandar Sunway,Petaling Jaya,Selangor.
Tel:03-5621 1016,5621 1017

Fax:03-5621 1016

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wedding Review - Shangrila Singapore

This is a post contributed by Edmond. Thanks dude! Do send me more if you realised i've not posted on any places thats near to you. Anyway, if you have followed on my wedding reviews, I've last mentioned that My favorite was Shangri La and by looking at the pictures that Edmond sent me, I was drooling already. I recalled that there was bird's nest a couple of years back when i was invited my friend to her dinner. Perhaps over the years they have changed their vegetarian menu as well and may not be the best to date.
Anyway, Here's presenting to you Edmond's post on a wedding dinner he attending at Shangri-la Hotel.

Veg Ham and Mango Salad

Sound nice but there was only mango cubes and the salad was out of sight. The brown slices are veg sausage which may pass off as bacon pieces which I find too dry.

Double Boiled Flower Mushrooms and Cabbage

Very tasty soup with cabbage, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and wolfberries thats brewed for long hours.

Sweet and Sour Fish with Pine Seeds

The fish doesnt taste like our usual mock fish as this is softer and tastes good with the pinenuts.

Sauteed Veg Prawn with Asparagus in Spicy Sauce and deep fried bun

Oily is the only word I could think of when it comes to this dish. First the Bun was Deep Fried, then the oil got seeped through to the cracker below which is also oily.

Aparagus with Cashew Nuts

Lots of cashew nuts in this dish and its a wonderful and crunchy combination.

Veg Abalone and Kai Lan

Kailan is fresh and the abalone doesnt taste like the mock item but rather the abalone mushroom.

Braised Noodles

Not our usual Yee Fu Noodles as this has more gravy. Not too oily and saltish.

Mango Pudding

Last but not least, a yummy dessert that saves the day.

If you are in the midst of turning veg and have been invited to a friend's wedding, do note that most places do provide vegetarian options for you, and all you need to do is to ask if your friend can cater that for you :)

Location: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wedding Review - Crown Hotel @ Airport

Its the time of the year again. Was invited by my good friends to attend their wedding lunch at the airport's hotel. Interesting and cool.

Fried Spring Roll and mushrooms wrapped in beancurd skin.


Gwen and I love this soup totally. It was brewed for long hours with many ingredients and tonics. The old cucumber is really soft and tasty.

Vegetables & Lor Han Chai

Both vegetables aint too bad, not oily and healthy.

Location: Changi Airport Terminal 3, Crown Hotel Ballroom