Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bounasera @ SS2

I know I have been remiss in updating my blogs and for that I am truly sorry. I'm posting a restaurant today which I have been before prior to this but I'm putting in this dinner first because my friend would kill me if I didn't.

It was her bridal shower and we wanted to go somewhere special and to try something special, so I contacted the chef at Bounasera for a special menu just for us.

Taylors Shiraz, one of my favourite medium range wines.

Complimentary bread for the night. Freshly toasted and dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. An excellent start to the night.

The first course of the day is the Italian Antipasti Platter. Filled with olives, sausages, parma ham and rock melon.

Our second course of Onion Soup. Light and very refreshing.

Salad with fresh mozzarella cheese. The chef came by and drizzled 75 year old balsamic vinegar over it. That seriously changed the entire dish. The vinegar was thick like ink and gave off an intense sweetness that complimented the normally light tasting mozzarella cheese well.

Foie Gras on a bed of spinach with 48 hours reduction duck sauce. Can you say decadent? 

We had two mains for the night as some didn't eat beef. This was cod fish that was light and flavourful. Delightfully moist and delicious prepared.

Everyone else had this, Angus Beef Wellington served with 48 hours beef reduction sauce, baby chat mash and white asparagus. The beef was lovely pink and the pastry light and fluffy.

For me this was the fun part. Dessert was a lovely, smooth and rich hazelnut chocolate tart. It was served with vanilla ice cream and a huge dollop of whipped cream.

We couldn't leave an Italian restaurant without at least trying the tiramisu. Now that would be an insult to my sensibilities. But, oh my god, was it good. The flavour of Baileys Irish Cream bursting on my tongue. The best I have tasted to date.


42, SS2/66 Petaling Jaya. (The row of shops behind Pelita)
Tel: +603- 7877 8586 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +603- 7877 8586      


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Golden Dragonboat Restaurant @ Kampong Pandan

Birthday dinners with the family is usually held at Chinese restaurants. I've had the opportunity to visit Golden Dragonboat Restaurant a few times and so far the food hasn't disappointed me to date.

We got a room, with karaoke. And you know what that means: NOISE!!

Four (erm three) season. Some sort of meat wrapped in bacon, which is good. Heck, anything wrapped in bacon is always good. Baby octopus that tasted like regular fare you get at Japanese sushi chains and some sort of chicken stir fry.

Sharks fin and crab meat soup with a sprinkling of crab roe. I wish I could wax poetic, but it was just regular sharks fin soup. It didn't taste bad or anything but I can't say it's any special from elsewhere. It was still properly prepared.

Steamed Kampung chicken. I expected this to be tough but it was very tender and smooth. I found myself surprised that I liked this a lot.

Steamed fish. Fresh and went well with the endless bowls of rice my family ordered.

Fresh and crunchy prawns. The 'butter' parts were quickly commandeered by me.

The obligatory veggie and taufu dish. I'm not really impressed but ate it for the sake of fibre.

The birthday noodle. Yum! Enough said.

Lotus seed pancake.

Logan and sea coconut dessert. As usual, I don't really go for such desserts.

Golden Dragonboat Restaurant
Kampong Pandan (at the roundabout)