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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fat Cow Burger at Sun City of Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru.

Burger known as a fast food in most of the country, include in Malaysia. It is widely available at the street side stall of many of the fast food restaurant locally. Actually, it's nothing to shout about and even 3 years old kid also know the taste of burger...

Recently, there's a fast food restaurant which sell only burger as their main course started in Johor Bahru, and it catch my attention immediately. One of the day, company with few friends, we decided to have a try on their 'burger'.

Fat Cow Burger (N1.47653 E103.76856) is situated at the end of the ground floor of Sun City (as known as Plaza Mentari) in Taman Pelangi. The restaurant is easy to locate because it just diagonally opposite the CIMB Bank of Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi.

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Entrance of Fat Cow Burger

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The environment was cooling and 'green'. I like the artificial grass that they decorated on the wall...

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It's quite and spacious too, unlike those popular fast food restaurant where always crowded during lunch time.

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The spacious environment of Fat Cow Burger...(free Wi-Fi available)

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Their menu was clearly 'written' on the wall...total of 15 different types of burger available. Mainly on chicken and beef.

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Our foods served on table pretty fast, and all of us 'surprised' by the sizes and the portions of the burgers!

- Spicy crispy chicken and cheese, serve with homemade thousand island sauce.

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Moowaiian burger

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- Grilled chicken patty with crispy sliced chicken and cheese.

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Wagamama burger

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- Crispy fried chicken, cheese, mayo and lettuce.

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Matado burger

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Fat moo moo
- Juicy beef patty, cheese, BBQ pulled beef, onion string.

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Fat moo moo burger

Fat Cow Palace
- Double beef patties, crispy chicken, deep fried onion, Parmesan cheese.

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Fat cow palace burger

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All the burgers served with the very special charcoal bun, which look like normal on the outside and charcoal inside...

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The taste was excellent! I tried all types of burgers on our table and I like their own recipe sauce and especially the fluffy bun! All the chicken and beef patties were really juicy, not too dry. By looking at the photos above, I believe you can feel the juiciness of every patty...
Among all, I love the Fat Cow Palace burger, suit my taste bud very much!

And not forgetting to enjoy the burger by your hands, that's the best way to savoring the yummy yet affordable burgers.The portion was tall and big, we were all overloaded, it definitely satisfy everyone even for those big eater.

According to the owner, they made their own patty, toasted bun and many other sauces. Totally a new experience for us by enjoying the perfect burger in town!

As for the standard serve, you can also option to add on like beef patty, mix forest mushroom, cheese, caramelised onion and others.

Beside their main course burgers, they do have 7 types of side dish. So we tried their chicken wings.

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Fat Cow chicken wings

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The sauce of the chicken wings had the unique taste, it was special! Another thumbs up!

Appreciated the creativeness by the chef who changed the 'public impression of the burger' and I will be going back for more to try out other burger available in the restaurant!

*  All burgers available in reasonable price.

Fat Cow Burger Taman Pelangi
G-09, Blok A, Plaza Mentari (Sun City), 
Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru
Tel : +607-3310934
GPS coordinates : (N1.47653 E103.76856)

Location map of Fat Cow burger at Sun City, Taman Pelangi - Johor Bahru.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pulau Ketam fresh seafood Steamboat at TUTA, Skudai, Johor Bahru.

Every year when come to the raining season, most of us like to choose steamboat for dinner during the cold evening. Everyone will be gather around the steamboat pot and keep warm...actually I like the special moment...

Recently, there is a newly open seafood steamboat restaurant located at the intersection of Jalan Temenggong 10 and Jalan Hulubalang 1 of Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, with the name of 'Pulau Ketam Steamboat Restaurant'. (N1.50904 E103.65284)

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Pulau Ketam Seafood Steamboat Restaurant

The restaurant has a simple setting, clean and well ventilated environment. You can have choices of indoor or outdoor dining area...

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The indoor dining area

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Outdoor dining area

The staffs and the owner - Mr John were friendly and helpful. Our steamboat served on table pretty fast.
Their delicious chicken broth is prepared by few types of fresh ingredients and also one of the main attraction for the diners. Beside, they do serve Tom-yum broth and both were well presented in the common 2 in 1 steamboat pot (widely available in JB area)

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They serve in minimum 2 persons package (RM35 for single type broth, RM37 for 2 types broth) and you can have a choice to taste only the side dishes (more than 40 types) without ordering the main package.

We ordered the 3 persons package, follow by the other fresh seafood...

3 persons package (photo taken from 3 different angles)

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3 persons package

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3 persons package

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3 persons package

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And don't forget the fish noodles (must order!)

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Fish noodles from Pulau Ketam seafood restaurant

Their fish noodles is made from a blend of rich fish paste, it's a nice to savour with the steaming soup. The fresh springy fish noodles was different from other restaurant that I tasted before, it was a new experience for me!

We had few types of their popular seafood, crabs (with roes and without), big scallops,  white pomfrets, mussels and fresh oysters. Beside seafood, we also tried their New Zealand beef slices and deep fried dumplings.

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Crabs with roes

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White pomfrets

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Fresh oysters

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New Zealand beef slices

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Deep fried dumplings

We were really satisfied and convinced with the fresh seafood and the yummy broth! Not to mentioned the shabu-shabu beef slices and fried dumplings. It was a enjoyment having the steamboat in the raining evening, do you? (Yes, it's the local culture...)

According to the owner - Mr John, the fresh seafood and ingredients are ship 'daily' from Pulau Ketam to ensure the satisfaction for their customers taste bud.

It's good news for the steamboat fans to have another choice in Johor Bahru area. Have you try it before?

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Pulau Ketam Seafood Steamboat Restaurant
33, Jalan Temenggong 10,
Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Johor Bahru.
Business hour: 4pm-12am Daily
Contact number: 016-7451 599 (John)
GPS coordinates - (N1.50904 E103.65284)

Location map of Pulau Ketam Steamboat Restaurant at TUTA, Johor Bahru.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Grill Bar Steakhouse at Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru.

The Grill Bar Steak House (N1.48086 E103.77347) is located along Jalan Sri Pelangi of Taman Pelangi. Which is few shops from the 7-Eleven convenient store. The restaurant is well known with their steak, quality ingredients and premium western cuisines.

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The Grill Bar Steakhouse

I was fortunate being invited for food  sampling on one of the evening at Grill Bar. Once stepped into the restaurant, I been attracted by the American deco...beside that, there were also many photograph about biker. And yes, the owner and Chef - Mr Gary was a biker and had traveled numerous trips with his group.

Basically, the restaurant has divided into 4 dining sessions, you can choose your preference area...

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And the last corner was the dining area for us, which I didn't snap the photo...

After the introducing to each other and chit-chating, the delicious cuisines served on our table...

The starter platter...

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The platter consisted by Lobster Bisque Soup, Wild Truffle Mushroom Soup, Bacon & Basil Tomato Chowder, Garlic Bread, Organic Pumpkin Chips, Mini Beef or Lamb Bagel.

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The organic pumpkin chips

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Mini Beef or Lamb Bagel

All the starter taste above average, I like the mini beef bagel very much! Yeah...I'm the meat eater. Among all the soup, I like the pure wild truffle mushroom soup, the soup was thick with generous of mushroom...but that depends on individual taste bud, you have to taste it yourself. :)

Onion Blossom (2nd appetizer)

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Onion blossom - signature dish of Grill Bar Steakhouse

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This Onion blossom was awesome! It's the popular signature dish of the restaurant, you cannot miss this if you are visit Grill Bar. All the onion were fried equally, crunchy and juicy sweet inside, especially when you dip with the salad sauce, that make the perfect bite.

First main course of the night - Grilled Australia Black Angus Tenderloin.

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Grilled Australia Black Angus Tenderloin

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The tenderloin was served with mini mushroom side dish and with the medium doneness. Perfect grilled and the tender inside, portion was big enough for big eater. I will be back to another medium rare doneness, the imported Black Angus was excellent!

Grilled New Zealand lamb tenderloin

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Grilled New Zealand lamb tenderloin from Grill Bar

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The lamb tenderloin was served in medium doneness and not gamy at all, compare with other lamb. This will really suitable for those customer who's afraid of the smell. This was one of the popular dish on the night, because it finish in less than 5 minutes...:)
I like the aromatic charcoal grilled with the tender and succulent meat, recommended.

Norwegian Silver Codfish

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Norwegian Silver Codfish

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The codfish had a nice aromatic outer skin and juicy inside. The total experience of having this dish was perfect! Chef Gary emphasized that they prepared the dish by using the tail of the fish to get the perfect taste with less oily.
The price of the codfish is base on RM12/oz.

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Succulent and juicy inside

Country pesto chicken

I like this chicken very much!

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Country pesto chicken

The roasted chicken roll was fragrant and crispy on the outer skin and remain the moist of the meat, and stuffed duck bacon and cheese were the best combination of the chicken.
I love it very much!

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Fragrant and crispy outer skin of the Country pesto chicken

After the delicious main course, few desserts were served on our table...

Hot chocolate lava
Spongy cake with dark chocolate company with a vanilla ice cream.

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Hot chocolate lava

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Chocolate Brownie with Caramelized Banana

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Chocolate Brownie with Caramelized Banana

Belgium Waffle
Nice combination of the vanilla and dark chocolate.

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Belgium Waffle

Creme Brulee
Nicely presented by Grilled Bar.

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Creme Brulee

Chef Gary was very kind to explained on the proper way to enjoy the Creme Brulee by not messed up the hard caramel and the rich custard base. Thanks Gary!

Apple Crumble

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Apple Crumble

I was impressed by this dessert. The caramelized apple slices was served hot, and it was a perfect match with the home-made biscuit.

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The caramelized apple and the home-made biscuit of the Apple Crumble

All the desserts were not overly sweet, which became the standard in our society today because of the health conscious of every customer. I gave two thumbs up for the above starter, main course and desserts which served by Grill Bar!

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The common practice today, snap before eat...

The Grill Bar provided the good and friendly service with the quality food to ensure their customers satisfaction, said Chef Gary (owner). And he was humbly gave the credit to his 'team', especially the young chef and Ms Willow, because he claimed that the restaurant's reputation will be base on the them, not on individual alone. I was convinced.

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Grilled Bar is listed in one of my favorite western food restaurant in Johor Bahru, have you visit the restaurant before?

Grill Bar Steakhouse
202, Jalan Sri Pelangi,
Taman Pelangi,
80400 Johor Bahru
Business hour : Weekdays: 12 am - 3 pm | 5:00 pm- 10:30 pm
Weekends:  12 am - 10:30 pm
(Closed on Tuesday)
GPS coordinates : N1.48086 E103.77347

Location map for The Grilled Bar Steakhouse at Tmn Pelangi, Johor Bahru.