Monday, October 16, 2017

Hwa Ga Korean BBQ Buffet, Taman Desa - RM30+ only!

Last week, I was craving for Korean BBQ (again!)... we didn't want to go too far since Hubby wants to get home in time to catch his football match so we decided to try the newly opened Hwa Ga at Taman Danau Desa. Hwa Ga has various other outlets around Klang Valley, however I have never tried any of them before so we came here without any expectations.

We arrived around 5.10pm as the stated opening time on their FB page is 5pm, however when we arrived they said that they needed about 30 more minutes to prepare before opening. We almost abandoned the idea of having a Korean BBQ dinner but the craving won. :P

Since we were early, service was pretty attentive. The place got really busy after 7pm and almost all the tables were filled by then. They offer 3 different menus- a la carte, a buffet for RM45+ (whereby you can order many types of Korean BBQ and Korean dishes to try) and a buffet for RM30+ (opening promo whereby you get unlimited pork belly and pork neck only). Both buffets have a limit of two hours dining time, but you can order as much as you want between that time.

Since our intention was to eat MEAT only, we decided to go for the RM30 offer. We were promptly served six types of ban chan, which are refillable. They were pretty decent and we especially enjoyed the kimchi, zucchini and beansprouts. For the first round, we had the pork neck and pork belly. I would not recommend the pork neck at all, as the meat was really tough and not enjoyable. However, the pork belly cut was good, and we had another serving of this.

Check out the difference between this and the photo on the menu

When we started cooking, the server put a piece of greaseproof paper on the grill before placing the meat. I found it really bizarre and questioned if the meat could cook properly. Thankfully it did, especially the pork belly which was more fatty and it could still brown nicely. I think the reason why they do this is because it's a buffet and they don't change the hot plate for you, so maybe the greaseproof paper stops the pork from sticking to the hot plate and prevents the residue from getting burnt.

I am quite happy to return and pay RM30 and eat all the pork belly that I want. The onion and mushroom cooked in the pork belly fat is very delicious too. You will need to cook your own meat here, but it's not a difficult task. Unlike many other Korean restaurants, they do not serve complimentary water. Other than that, I would say it's a good deal.

Opening times:   11am - 3pm; 5pm - 11pm daily.

Price: Lunch RM28+ for adult, RM18+ for child, Dinner RM30+ for adult, RM20+ for child. Total bill RM72.30 for 2 adults, inclusive drinks.

Location: Hwa Ga Korean Restaurant, 24G, Ground Floor, Jalan 5/109G, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-6261 3126

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Vanilla Mille Crepe Cafe, Paradigm Mall

Located in Paradigm Mall, Vanilla Mille Crepe Cafe is the place to go, for your mille crepe cravings. There are 12 flavours to choose from - we had the Bamboo charcoal, Tiramisu and Oreo cheese. Each slice costs RM13.90. Our favourite was the Bamboo Charcoal - the flavours and texture was just great and everything you want to find in the perfect mille crepe. For some season though, the Oreo cheese did not cut as smoothly as the other two, and the layers felt a little more rigid.

Cappuccino RM8.90

Tapau-ed the Bamboo Charcoal home .. so yummy!

Opening times: 10am to 10.30pm daily.

Location: Vanilla the Mille Crepe Cafe, LG42, Paradigm Mall, No. 1, Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-7887 9873

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