MY RESTAURANT REVIEWS (Gluttony!)

J the Chocoholic Lives To Eat!

(A small attempt to organise things a little better around here - the list on the side bar was getting too long and messy!)
J says:
"Any invited food tastings (so far, 32? out of 318^) will be stated upfront....

Otherwise, all restaurant/ food reviews are funded out of my own pocket^^ and based on my own tastebuds. Do take with a pinch of salt though! - the best way to find out whether you will enjoy a restaurant is to go there and find out for yourself..."
:)
(^ Hmmm. Evidently I am not very famous! Haha....)
(^^ It's getting to be a very expensive hobby....)


Note: Non-Halal places will have a *NH marked at the side of the restaurant name

TO BE ENJOYED AT HOME:
- Auresso - Fine Coffee Artisans

LIMITED TIME ONLY:

Promotion:
- 3.6 The Best Tea Break in Town @ Star Hill Feast Village, KL

(Buffets/ Special menus/ for events)
- Weekend Buffet @ Rama V, KL
- Thomas K Hardy's Dizzy 201 Wine Pairing Dinner @ Urban, Istana Hotel KL
- Frescobaldi Wine Pairing Dinner @ Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Hotel KL
- Martin Yan and Jacob's Creek Chinese Food Wine Pairing @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel KL
- Mosaic @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, KL
- 1 Malaysia Buka Puasa @ Chatz Brasserie, Parkroyal Hotel KL
- Buka Puasa (Padang) @ The Melting Pot Cafe, Concorde Hotel KL
- Chateau d'Esclans Wine Pairing Dinner @ Chinoz on the Park, KLCC
- The Food Studio @ Amarin Mont Kiara
- Rolland Collection Wine Dinner @ The Pressroom Bangsar, KL
- Mother's Day Buffet @ Atrium Cafe, Sunway Pyramid Tower Hotel
- Chilean Wine Dinner @ Hoofed, TTDI, KL*NH
- Sunday Roast Lunch @ Ritz Carlton Hotel, KL
- De Bortoli Gulf Station Wine Pairing Dinner @ 21, Changkat BB, KL
- Ming Treasures, Bygone Flavours @ Enak, Star Hill, KL
- Food Tasting @ Rama V, Jalan U-Thant, KL


CUTI-CUTI MALAYSIA:
1) Penang/ Perak
- Duck Noodles @ Pun Chun Restaurant, Bidor*NH
- Hawker food @ Kedai Kopi Kwai Lock, Penang*NH
- Hawker Food @ Song River Cafe, Penang*NH
- Restoren Kow Kee Makanan @ Kampar, Perak*NH

2) Langkawi
- Restoran Langkawi Sunshine @ Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah

3) Melaka
- Perfect Ice sherbert stall @ Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka
- Capitol Satay Celup @ Lorong Bukit Cina, Melaka*NH
- Afternoon Tea @ Majestic Hotel, Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka
- Restoran Nyonya Makko @ Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka
- Museum Cafe @ Jonker Street, Melaka

4) Pahang
- Restoren Tak Kee @ Gohtong Jaya, Pahang*NH
- The Smokehouse Hotel and Restaurant @ Frasers Hill, Pahang
- Hillview Restaurant @ Frasers Hill, Pahang*NH
- The Smokehouse Hotel and Restaurant @ Cameron Highlands, Pahang
- Tea & Scones @ Boh Sungai Palas Tea Garden and Tea Centre, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
- Strawberry Desserts @ Raju's Hill Straberry Farm, Cameron Highlands, Pahang

5) Kuching
- Kolo Mee @ Carpenter Street, Kuching*NH
- TopSpot Seafood Center, Kuching
- The Junk @ Wayang Street, Kuching
- Black Bean Coffee & Tea Company aka Borneo Coffee @ Carpenter Street, Kuching


KL/ SELANGOR AREA:
CAKES/ DESSERTS/ BREAD:
- Tommy le Baker Boulangerie Pâtisserie @ Viva Residency, Jalan Ipoh KL
- Les Deux Garcons @ Telawi, Bangsar Baru
- Stickhouse Gelato @ Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre
- Lucky Dessert (發記甜品) @ Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara
- A Slice Of Heaven @ Pavilion, KL


ASIAN:
1) Japanese
- Hokkaido Ramen Santouka @ Pavilion KL*NH
- Goku Raku Ramen @ Midvalley Megamall, KL*NH
- Hokkaido Ichiba/ Kita No Zen @ Midvalley Gardens, KL
- Akari @ Solaris, Mont Kiara
- Marufuku Udon @ Jaya 1, Petaling Jaya
- Marutama Ramen @ Farenheit 88, KL*NH
- Poco Homemade @ Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, KL
- MOF Japanese Sweets & Coffee @ Pavilion, KL
- Izakaya Shuraku @ Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL *NH
- Daikanyama @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL*NH
- Kuriya @ Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC), KL
- Somo @ Mont Kiara, KL*NH
- Isaki @ Sri Hartamas, KL*NH
- Edo Ichi Cafe @ Vista Kiara Condo, Mont Kiara, KL
- U Restaurant @ Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL
- Mizu Fine Japanese Dining @ Bangsar Village 1, KL
- Kissaten @ Jaya 1, PJ*NH
- Kissaten @ Jaya 1, PJ (revisit in 2010)*NH
- Pasta Zanmai @ One Utama Shopping Center, PJ
- Ichiban Boshi @ Pavilion Shopping Center, KL
- Rakuzen @ Hartamas Shopping Center, KL
- Sushi Groove @ One Utama Shopping Center, PJ
- Zipangu @ Shangri-la Hotel, KL
- Umaiya @ The Place Shopping Arcade, Damansara Perdana
- Jogoya @ Star Hill Shopping Center, KL
- Wasabi Bistro @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, KL
- Spring Hatsuhana @ Bangsar Shopping Center, KL
- Nippon Yatai Mura @ PJ*NH

2) Thai
- Surisit Thai Kopitiam @ TTDI, KL*NH
- Thai Som Tam @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL*NH
- Veg Fish Farm Thai Restaurant @ Hulu Langat, KL
- Nong & Jimmy Thai BBQ @ Ampang, KL
- Weekly Jazz Night At Rama V @ Jalan U-Thant, KL
- Baan An Haan Thai (BAHT) @ Jalan Kurau, Bangsar, KL
- Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine @ Jalan U-Thant, KL
- Flying Chillies @ Midvalley Gardens Shopping Center, KL
- Soi 23 @ Pacific Regency Hotel, KL
- Exotic Restaurant and Bar @ Sri Hartamas, KL
- Sri Ayutthaya @ Damansara Heights, KL
- Bangkok Jazz @ Chulan Square, KL

3) Chinese
- Toast And Roast @ SS2, PJ*NH
- Wong Ah Wah @ Jalan Alor, KL(Most prob) *NH
- Chynna @ Hilton KL
- Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee @ off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, KL*NH
- Restaurant Chef Choi @ Jalan Ampang, KL*NH
- Extravagant 8 Menu @ Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel, KL
- Extravagant 8 Menu @ Li Yen, Ritz-Carlton Hotel KL*NH
- Festive Set Menus @ Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel
- Restoren Richwell @ (near) SS2, PJ*NH
- Restoren Orchard View Yong Tau Foo @ Ampang Baru*NH
- Restoren Fu Kua @ Taman Megah, PJ*NH
- Zuan Yuan @ One World Hotel, PJ
- Laomazis Home Cooked Dishes @ Jalan Ipoh, KL*NH
- Roadside Stall (Steamed Fish) @ Taman Maluri, KLnot sure if *NH
- Restoren Pan Heong @ Medan Batu Caves, KL*NH
- Restoren Fatty Crab @ Taman Megah, PJ
- Nameless Stall @ Corner Of Jalan Bedara/ Angsoka, KL*NH
- Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Rice @ Damansara Jaya*NH
- Chinatown Seng Kee @ Jalan Sultan, KL*NH
- Restoren New S.E.A. Seafood @ Sri Hartamas, KL
- Oriental Cravings @ One Utama Shopping Center, PJ*NH
- Char Siew @ Ho Weng Kee Wantan Noodles, Hutong Lot 110, KL*NH
- Restoran Siew Yok! @ SS23 (Tmn Megah?), PJ*NH
- Bak Kut Teh (BKT) @ Restoren Lai Choon, Klang*NH
- Mixed Pork Soup & Yam Rice @ Sungai Way, PJ*NH
- Simple food @ Old Klang Road, KLnot sure if *NH
- Yummy Brekkie @ Pasar Imbi, KL*NH
- Sang Har Mein @ Palm Spring Kopitiam, Sunway Damansara*NH
- Room 18 @ Tropicana City Mall, PJ*NH
- Char Kuey Teow @ Say Huat, Section 17, PJ*NH
- Char Kuey Teow @ Restoren Seng Lee, Damansara Heights, KL *NH
- Braised Duck @ Kam Heong, PJ Old Town *NH
- Purple Cane Tea Restaurant @ Gardens, Midvalley, KL
- Chef Kit's Salt Baked Chicken @ Damansara Uptown, PJ
- Ka Soh @ Damansara Heights, KL*NH
- Bak Kut Teh @ Restoren Teo Chew Bak Kut Teh, SS2, PJ *NH
- Bangsar Seafood Garden Restaurant @ One Bangsar, KL
- Four Seasons Bayswater @ CapSquare, KL*NH
- Singapore Hokkien Mee @ Pavilion Shopping Center, KL
- Malaysian Hokkien Mee @ Kedai Kopi Thye Hong, PJ*NH
- Andy Grace Restaurant @ Bandar Menjalara, KL*NH
- Red Ginger @ Midvalley Northpoint, KL
- Esquire Kitchen @ Atria Shopping Center, PJ*NH
- Pantai Seafood @ SS23, PJ*NH
- Restoren Siu Siu @ Taman Seputih, KL*NH
- C-Jade Express @ Midvalley Shopping Center, KL*NH
- Yut Kee Restoren @ Jalan Dang Wangi, KL*NH
- Restoren Meng Kee Grill Fish @ Jalan Alor, KL
- Chatterbox @ One Utama Shopping Center, PJ*NH
- Overseas Restaurant @ Amcorp Mall, PJ*NH
- Mama's Kitchen @ TTDI, KL*NH
- Restoren King Crab @ SS25, PJ*NH
- Restoren De Maw @ Jalan Pudu Ulu, KL*NH

5) Taiwanese
- Restoren Highland Fish @ Bandar Menjalara, KL*NH
- Little Taiwan @ One Utama Shopping Center, PJ
- Shilin Taiwan Street Snacks @ One Utama Shopping Center

5) Nyonya
- Long Table @ Plaza Glomac, PJ*NH
- Aunty Nat's @ Sri Hartamas, KL
- Baba Low @ 486, Jalan Kurau, Bangsar, KL
- Nyonya Restaurant @ SS2, PJ
- Mum's Place @ Damansara Perdana
- Museum Cafe @ Jonker Street, Melaka

6) Portugese
- Cristang @ 8 Avenue, Petaling Jaya*NH

7) Malay (/ Malaysian)
- Sisters Kitchen @ Foodhive, G Tower, KL
- My Cookbook @ Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara
- Reminisce @ Midvalley Megamall, KL *NH
- Grandmama's @ Pavilion, KL
- Nasi Padang @ Capital Cafe, Jalan TAR, KL
- Restoran Chu Cha @ Jalan Alor, KL(Partly) *NH
- Hutong @ Lot 10 Bukit Bintang, KL(Partly) *NH
- Rice Cafe @ Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, KL
- Madam Kwan's @ Midvalley Megamall, KL
- Mee Jawa @ Casa Tropicana, KL
- Village Park @ Damansara Utama, Uptown, PJ

8) Indian
- Saffron @ Sri Hartamas, KL
- Sri Paandi @ TTDI, KL
- Chutney Mary @ Bangsar, KL

9) Vietnamese
- Pho Hoa Vietnamese Noodles @ The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
- Du Viet @ SS22, PJ
- Hot Mama @ Sungei Wang Plaza, KL

10) Korean
- Haeun Khon @ Amcorp Mall, PJ
- Jung Won Korean BBQ @ Jalan Ampang Hilir, KL*NH
- Woo Lim Jeong Korean BBQ Restaurant @ Sri Hartamas, KL*NH
- Bonjuk @ Desa Sri Hartamas, KL*NH
- Korea House @ SS2, PJ*NH

11) Indonesian
- IR 1968 @ Lorong Nibong (off Jalan Ampang), KL


MIDDLE EASTERN:
- In House Arabic Cuisine @ Solaris Dutamas, KL
- Al Rausha @ Jalan Damai, off Jalan Ampang, KL
(Oops. Sorry - Only one place.... )


WESTERN:
1) Cajun
- Secret of Louisiana @ Plaza Kelana Jaya, PJ

2) Healthy
- The Salad Bar @ Damansara Utama (aka Uptown), PJ

3) Italian
- d'italiane kitchen @ Jaya 33, PJ
- Osteria Real Blue @ Solaris Dutamas, KL*NH
- Tanzini @ G Tower, KL
- Grumps @ Plaza Kelana Jaya, PJ*NH
- Favola @ Le Meridien Hotel, KL
- La Risata @ Damansara Heights, KL
- Nerofico @ Damansara Heights, KL
- Dave's Pizza, Pasta & Grill @ One Utama, PJ*NH
- Bella Italia @ Palma Condo, Mont Kiara, KL
- Il Padrino @ Wisma UOA, Damansara Heights, KL
- Leonardo's @ Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL*NH
- Prego (Sunday Bubbly Buffet) @ Westin Hotel, KL
- Sassorosso @ Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, KL
- Bianco @ Damansara Perdana, KL
- Cameo @ Peninsula Apartments, Jalan Semantan, KL
- Nero Vivo @ Jalan Ceylon, KL
- Porto Romano @ TTDI, KL
- Pasta Fredo @ TTDI, KL
- Vincenzo @ One Bangsar, KL
- Villa Danieli @ Sheraton Hotel, KL
- Coconut House @ Jalan Pudu Ulu, KL*NH
- California Pizza Kitchen @ KLCC, KL

4) French
- Cuisine Studio @ Tropicana Golf & Country Club, PJ
- Cafe Cafe @ Jalan Maharajalela, KL

5) Steaks!
- Prime @ Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
- Jake's Charbroil Steaks @ Medan Damansara, KL
- Las Vacas @ Shoplex, Mont Kiara, KL
- Prime @ Le Meridien Hotel, KL
- Eagle's Nest @ Damansara Perdana, KL
- La Suisse @ Bukit Damansara, KL

6) Fusion (restaurants with Asian and Western food)
- Entree Cafe @ Damansara Jaya (Uptown), PJ
- Urban Spoon @ Plaza Damas 3, Sri Hartamas KL
- Vin's Restaurant & Bar @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL
- Impromptu @ Menara Hap Seng, KL
- House (Previously Known as Social@KL) @ G Tower KL
- Ben's @ Pavilion, KL
- Sage @ The Gardens Residences, KL
- Cilantro @ Micasa All Suite Hotel, KL
- Plan B @ Bangsar Village, KL
- Pie In The Sky @ SS2, PJ
- Four Seas @ Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar
- Oh Malaya Cafe @ Central Market Annexe, KL
- Indulge @ Tropicana City Mall, PJ
- Pannaz @ Damansara Perdana, KL
- Teatime @ Delicious Cafe, Bangsar Village 2, KL
- The Yogi Tree @ The Gardens, Midvalley, KL
- The Cafe @ Palma Condo, Mont Kiara, KL
- Healthy Recipe Cafe @ Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL
- Stuff Your Face @ New Wing, Bangsar Shopping Center (BSC), KL
- Centro @ Sooka Sentral, KL
- Teapot Cafe @ SS2, PJ
- Banquet @ Bangsar Village 2, KL
- Zuup @ One Utama Shopping Center, PJ
- Cova @ Midvalley Gardens Shopping Center, KL
- Alexis @ Bangsar Shopping Center, KL
- The Apartment @ Curve Shopping Center, PJ
- 6 to 10 Grill @ Happy Mansion, Section 17, PJ*NH
- Bernard's @ Centerpoint, Bandar Utama, PJ
- Chef & Brew @ Bukit Damansara, KL
- Food Foundry @ Happy Mansion, Section 17, PJ
- Gobo Chit Chat @ Traders Hotel, KL
- The Junk @ Wayang Street, Kuching
- Lobsterman @ SS2, PJ
- Delicious Cafe @ Bangsar Village Shopping Center, KL

7) Porky places
- Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant @ Midvalley Megamall, KL*NH
- Meat Experts @ Hartamas Shopping Centre*NH
- Belly Good @ Sunway Mentari, PJ*NH
- Hoofed @ TTDI, KL*NH
- Betty's Midwestern Kitchen @ Aman Suria, PJ*NH
- Karl's Beisl @ Solaris Mont Kiara, KL*NH
- Vintry @ Bukit Damansara/ Damansara Heights, KL*NH
- Providore by Passion Foods @ Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL*NH
- Bayernhaus @ CapSquare, KL*NH
- The Blue Cow (f.k.a. Fogals) @ Plaza Damas, KL*NH
- Bermuda & Onion @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL*NH
- Sid's Pub @ TTDI, KL*NH
- Jarrod & Rawlins @ Sri Hartamas, KL*NH
- Uncle Ho's @ Midvalley, KL*NH
- Bulldog Pub @ Sri Hartamas, KL*NH
- El Cerdo @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL*NH

8) Russian
- Dusha @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

9) Tex/ Mex
- Las Carretas @ Peninsula Apartments, Jalan Semantan, KL
- The Coast @ Hartamas Shopping Center, KL

10) Austrian
- Backofen @ Hartamas, KL
- Karl's Beisl @ Solaris Mont Kiara, KL*NH
- Klimt's @ Damansara, KL

11) Spanish
- National Geographic Store & Cafe @ Lot 10, KL
- Opus Bistro @ Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL
- El Meson @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, KL*NH
- La Bodega @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, KL

12) South American/ Brazilian
- B4 Buffet @ Qba, Westin Hotel, KL
- Carnaval Churrascaria @ Damansara Jaya, PJ

13) Others
(Sorry, there are other places which are just hard to specify which cuisine,... just generally Western)
- G3 @ Telawi 3, Bangsar KL
- Whisk Espresso Bar and Bake Shop @ Empire Shopping Gallery
- Ristretto @ 10 Mont Kiara KL
- My Diet Cafe @ Taman Cheras, KL
- Haute Food @ Plaza Damas, Mont Kiara, KL
- Romulus Hub @ Solaris Mont Kiara, KL
- Western & Pasta @ Restoran Yu Yiee, Damansara Jaya
- "Michael's" Western Food @ Restoren Kuan Yew, SS3, PJ
- Manhattan Fish Market @ Midvalley Megamall, KL
- Vintry @ Jaya 33, PJ
- Relish @ Terrace Bar, Zouk KL
- Departure Lounge @ Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL
- Marketplace @ Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, KL
- Marche @ The Curve Shopping Center, PJ
- Tea For Two @ Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL
- Monte's Restaurant and Bar @ Bangsar Shopping Center, KL
- Fisherman's Cove @ Star Hill Shopping Center, KL
- Mustard Tree @ Jalan Ampang, KL
- Marmalade @ Mont Kiara, KL
- Paddington's House Of Pancakes @ The Curve Shopping Center, KL
- Daily Grind @ Bangsar Village, KL
- Max! Kitchen And Wines, Tengkat Tong Shin


RESTAURANTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES
1) Singapore
- db Bistro Moderne @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore*NH
- (Another perfect day at) Tanjong Beach Club @ Sentosa Island, Singapore*NH
- Tanjong Beach Club @ Sentosa Island, Singapore*NH
- 328 Katong Laksa @ East Coast Rd, Singapore not sure if *NH
- The Bar at Morton's @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Singapore not sure if *NH
- Miharu @ Gallery Hotel, Singapore*NH
- Majestic Bar @ New Majestic Hotel, Chinatown, Singapore not sure if *NH
- Island Creamery @ Serene Center, Singapore
- Jones The Grocer @ Dempsey Road, Singapore*NH
- Singapore Hokkien Mee @ Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, Orchard Road, Singapore not sure if *NH
- Oosh @ Dempsey Road, Singapore not sure if *NH
- Singapore Hokkien Mee @ Vivo City Shopping Centre, Singapore*NH
- Crystal Jade Dine In @ Vivo City Shopping Centre, Singapore*NH
- P.S. Cafe @ Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore*NH

2) Australia
- (Guest review) Rockpool Restaurant @ Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth, Australia*NH
- Peko Peko @ Wells Street, Melbourne*NH
- Chapelli's @ Chapel Street, Melbourne*NH
- Kedai Satay @ Queens Road, Melbourne
- Lizzy's Chocolate Creations @ Carnegie, Melbourne, Australia not sure if *NH
- The Lucky Coq @ Chapel Street, Melbourne, Australia*NH
- Cafe Greco @ Chapel Street, Melbourne, Australia not sure if *NH
- Berth @ NewQuay, Melbourne, Australia not sure if *NH
- Tiamo2 @ Lygon Street, Melbourne, Australia*NH
- Fish&Chips @ Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia not sure if *NH

3) New Zealand
- Mediterraneo Cafe @ Tauranga, New Zealand*NH
- Harbourside @ Tauranga, New Zealand*NH
- Orbit Revolving Restaurant @ Auckland CBD, New Zealand not sure if *NH
- Ascension Winery and Restaurant @ Matakana, New Zealand not sure if *NH
- Love A Duck @ Beach Rd, Auckland CBD, New Zealand*NH

4) Europe
- Portugese Egg Tarts @ Café Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal not sure if *NH
- Ristorante La Buca @ Rimini, Italy*NH
- Autogrill Cafe @ Italy*NH
- Auberge de la Reine Blanche @ rue Saint-Louis en L'ile not sure if *NH
- La Gueuze @ rue Soufflot, Paris not sure if *NH
- Maison Baillon @ Rue Louise Michel, Levallois-Perret, Paris, France not sure if *NH

5) USA
- Momofuku Ko @ New York City, USA*NH
- Shake Shack @ Upper East Side, New York City, USA not sure if *NH


Will keep adding in as new reviews are posted. Hope this helps.
Happy eating! :)

Also:
Decoding the Chocoholic!
I put everything on a scale of 1 to 10 and here's what I generally mean:
10 = Perfect
9 = Almost perfect
8 = Very good
7 = Good
6 = Above average
5 = Ok/ Average
4 = Below average
3 = Bad
2 = Really bad
1 = Terrible


Hugs,
J

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