Friday, December 30, 2016

[food review] Restoran Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood - Gourmet Hunter KL

I was glad to be invited by the Gourmet Hunter KL for a sumptuous food tasting at Restoran Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood which is located at Kepong. This restaurant offers a great selection of Cantonese Cuisine and various cooking methods of crabs, such as cheese, butter, black pepper and even salted eggs at an affordable price. Never forget to mention, my new bosom friend, Shirley, who did a lot of the arrangement for me to have my first-ever food tasting experience in KL, and major props and thanks to her!

I was greeted by the on-going promotion at the entrance!

Beside the crabs, the restaurant generously prepared other dishes as well!

My favorite food apart from the lovely crabs was the Mongolia Prawn Meat (RM18). Each piece tasted good and crispy, and I helped myself to several servings.

The juicy and succulent Roasted Long Bone Pork (RM28) was one of the first few food items we ate during the food tasting. The meat was tender, and it was served in a huge portion.

Steamed King Razor Clams with Garlic (RM9.80/pc) is my all-time favorite seafood dish, and is my MUST-EAT Seafood entrée at every seafood restaurant. I love how fresh the clams were, and that added a nice aroma and taste to the whole dish.

Personally I felt there was nothing to shout about Braised Grouper Fillets in Claypot (RM28), but still, it tasted pretty decent.

Salted Eggs Crabs (RM52 for 2 crabs)

I was a little disappointed as it was a tad too dry for my liking. I prefer it to be moist, although it tasted flavorful.

Butter Cheese Live Prawn Noodles (Seasonal Price)

This dish is amazing, as it tasted super delicious. I love the velvety butter cheese gravy and the generosity on the portion of the dish. The prawn was so fresh and tasty.

The Sizzling Butter Sauce Squid (RM19) was kinda spicy for me, but the big and juicy squid tempted me to have several servings.

Steamed Crab with Steamed Egg White (Seasonal Price)

 I was addicted to the steamed egg white as the taste had been enhanced by the sweetness of the crab meat. This dish was really worth my two thumbs up!

Steamed Hokkaido Squid with Garlic and Enoki Mushrooms (RM18)

 OMG, I felt this dish was slightly price, but I suppose it was a proper price to pay for such a decent long squid. As a side bonus, it was really easy to chew and it went well with the side garnish.

The Cheese Butter Crab (RM52) is really something new to me, and I loved it very much! Although it was rather sinful, but it tasted really delicious!

I love this new addition at Restoran Tak Fok, Stone Emperor Rice / Loh Mai Kai, Each mouthful burst out with flavorsome fragrant rice and I craved for more glutinous rice and Chinese sausages.

The most expensive dish during the tasting was the Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot (Peng Cai), and the chef used the finest ingredients, such as sea cucumbers, abalones, prawns, dried oysters, fatty pork meat, duck meat chicken drumsticks, bacon wrapped with enoki mushrooms! With the amount ingredients used, I felt that the price was reasonable.

The damage for the Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot was RM298 for 6paxs and RM498 for 8paxs.

Despite the humble and simple set-up, Restaurant Tak Fok offers the freshest and cheapest seafood in town that one will enjoy inside out.

Restoran Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood

2-2A, Jalan Desa 1/3, Desa Aman Puri, Kepong, 52100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 Opening hours: 12pm-3pm ; 6pm-11pm daily. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

[food review] Thai Mookata at Huay Kwang Thai Kitchen

If you are still thinking or looking for a place to have a feast, while maintaining a fair budget to celebrate this coming year end, why not consider having a Thai Mookata Feast at Huay Kwang Thai Kitchen? This eatery place has 2 outlets in Singapore, and they are located at Upper Thomson Road and Townsend Road respectively.

Huay Kwang Thai Kitchen is a Thai-Chinese fusion eatery that offers Thai Mookata. The indoor seating is reserved for regular Chinese dishes while the outdoor seats are meant for patrons who are having the Thai Mookata. As what I observed during my visit, I realised that most diners were here for their Thai Mookata, and therefore most tables at the alfresco areas are filled at night.

Thanks to my blogger friend, Tracy for extending her invite to me for a food tasting session at the Townshend Road outlet. There is a 15-min walk away from Lavendar MRT station. All diners get free flow of drinks to go along with their Thai Mookata. I like the Thai Ice Milk Tea and the Lime Juice best.

The outlet offers an array selection of marinated meats and seafood that one can feast themselves on! Meat lovers will love it, but take caution, it might ruin your dieting plan! Oh well, who cares when it comes to good food with great companionship!

Apart from the meat and seafood selection, they also offer vegetables and standard food items that are normally found within Hot Pots.

I'm certain many of us aren’t new to Thai Mookata, and to start off, place some pork lard cube in the middle of the metal skillet for oil before grilling the meat! The juice of the marinated meat and the essence of the pork lard will drizzle into the soup, and this makes it taste more delicious and fragrant!

I personally prefer this dining concept to our traditional BBQ steamboat. For me, having Thai Mookata is like having the best of both worlds! – delicious grilled meat and flavorful hot soup.

Thanks for the kind hospitality, Huay Kwang Thai Kitchen! We enjoyed the food and I am very glad that I managed to make some new friends over the meal! They make really great companions!

The Thai Mookata is priced at SGD25.90nett per pax on weekdays and SGD28.90nett per pax on weekends.

Huay Kwang Thai Kitchen
No. 9 Townshend Road
Singapore 207607

Friday, December 23, 2016

[Althea Korea] My beauty haul via Althea App

Althea Korea was founded in 2015, and it is a premier online beauty website that one can purchase authentic K-Beauty products at an affordable price! All orders are shipped directly out from Korea to your doorstep!

To celebrate this festive season, Althea Korea has released Holiday Boxes in 3 different sizes (S/M/XL) for purchase! In addition to this, there are also many other exciting promotions, deals and giveaways too.
Recently, Althea Korea launched their long-awaited Mobile App for shoppers to shop on the go. With the app, it allows shoppers to shop conveniently anywhere, anytime, while allowing for users to get the latest updates on new arrivals, sales and special promotions. It is now free for download on both iOS and Android systems.
I did my early Christmas shopping via the Althea App, and I felt that the app was designed for easy usage was a breeze in navigating. I had a hassle-free online shopping experience with Althea Korea! In conjunction with the launch of the App, Althea Korea will be giving out an exclusive promo-code for shoppers to use on their first purchase via the app service. Simply key in the special code before checking out for payment to enjoy SGD10 off with every SGD30 purchase! The code is valid till the end of this year, so do make your orders now!

I ordered my product and my package arrived within a week, I was very impressed as it is the busy festive seasons now, yet I still got my delivery fairly quickly. I love how efficient the delivery was and all my items were nicely bubble packed in a limited edition holiday box!

Below were my loots which I ordered…
Believe It Powder Pact

Witch’s Pouch Selfie Like Shot Dual Lipstick – Selfie Coral&Red



Tony Moly New Delight Tony Tint – Orange Cha Cha
Healing Tea Garden Tea Tree Cleansing Water - The Saem
Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist - Natural Republic
It’s My Bong Tint – And Coral

My entire haul cost less than SGD50, and best thing about it was that it arrived safely! Christmas is just around the corner, but its still never too late to shop or replenish your beauty products!
Happy Shopping with Althea Korea!