Monday, October 12, 2015

Afternoon Tea at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This was my second visit to the Colonial Cafe at The Majestic Hotel KL for their afternoon tea, the first time was 2 years back. I remembered that I enjoyed a lot during my first visit. It was my best friend birthday last week, she said that she wanted a tea session as her birthday celebration and we both decided to come here again. They do take walk-ins but I've made reservation few days earlier to avoid disappointment upon our visit. They do provide different kinds of rooms with different rates for their afternoon tea. There are Orchid Conservatory (RM88++ per pax), Drawing Room (RM68++ per pax) and the Colonial Cafe (RM58 nett per pax). I'm not sure about the rates for both the Orchid Conservatory and Drawing Room now as those prices mentioned above were the previous rates. We went for the basic afternoon tea at the Colonial Cafe. Their staffs were very attentive and friendly, we were served right away upon our arrival. 

Very lovely ambiance they have there.

This is the set for 2 persons. 
They provide unlimited refill for the tea that comes with the set. 
They do have other choices of tea and you can always top up to other selections of tea.
After our tea set was served, the staff slowly explained the selection of food tier by tier to us.
Really like their great services.
There was also pianist playing the piano through out the tea session. We can enjoy great music and our tea at the same time, it was so soothing and relaxing!

The tea set include sweet desserts like cakes and tarts, scones, sandwiches and hot savories.
It seems like the portion is quite small for two persons but we couldn't finish them!
Especially the scones, they were very filling!

Two different kinds of scones, plain scones and scone with raisins.
And of course, cream and jam the perfect matches for scones.

Sandwiches which include smoked salmon, tuna, egg, chicken and vegetarian pesto.

Hot savories which include cheese sticks, coconut balls and lamb pies.
I personally love the lamb pie!

RM58 nett per pax for the tea set may seems a bit pricey but we also pay for the beautiful environment and excellent service. I think it's worth a try if you are looking for afternoon tea place, if you want a fresher environment you can opt for the Orchid Conservatory or if you prefer enjoying your tea quietly, go for the Drawing Room. 
Their afternoon tea is served from 3pm-6pm daily. It's better to make reservation instead of walk-in.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin,
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Tel : +603 2785 8000
Fax : +603 2785 8080 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Palsaik Korean BBQ Restaurant, Solaris Mont Kiara

Palsaik Korean BBQ Restaurant their first branch in Solaris Mont Kiara last year if I'm not mistaken. It's located at the first floor of the block J, which is right above MOC. "Palsaik" means 8 colours in Korean. And yes, they have 8 kind of different flavours of pork belly in 8 different colours as well. Their main menu is very simple as they only have 3 different sets to choose from. They do have side menu and beverage to add one but the choices are limited.

The 3 main sets are :
1. 3 colours set with pork belly for 2 pax, seafood soup, kimchi or deodeok. (RM92)
2. 8 colours set with pork belly for 3-4 pax and seafood soup. (RM122)
3. Premium set with 8 colours of pork belly for 3-4pax, seafood soup, premium kimchi and deodeok. (RM148)
All prices are exlcusive of 6% GST. 
We went in a group of 4 and we had the set 2. There are salads, sauce and different kind of vegetables that come together with the set. They do provide free water for everyone and it's refillable. 

That one row of vegetables placed in a wooden plate beside the table comes together with the set.

The seafood soup, as you can see it's clear soup now. 
We have basic kimchi and sprouts in this set as well. 

The 8 flavours of pork belly. Pardon the photography skills. 
They were placed on the side of our table too. 
The wooden tray was printed with flavours of the respective marinated pork belly.
The 8 flavours are ginseng, wine, pine, garlic, herb, curry, soy bean and hot pepper. 
We don't have to grill the pork belly ourselves, the waiters will help us in cooking them.
They cooked the pork belly according to the placing of the pork in the plate. 
So the sequence went exactly like how I stated them above. 

The seafood soup.
Remember that I mentioned above that it was a clear soup, after being cooked for a while, the waiter stirred the soup and we noticed there were some special sauce underneath the soup and it turned out to be like this. It wasn't spicy for 4 of us.

The services were really fast and overall it was quite okayy but I think the flavouring of the porks could have been stronger as we can't really differentiate which is which without referring to the tray. And I guess because it's weekend so there were more crowd during that time, chances of having to queue during weekend is quite high. The prices are reasonable as compared to some other korean restaurants. They do have a few branches now, check out their website for more info. 
Mont Kiara Outlet
J-01-09, SohoKL, Solaris Mont Kiara, 
No. 2, Jalan Solaris, 50480 KL, Malaysia.
Phone : 03-62110383

Friday, October 2, 2015


Fukuya, or literally translated as The House of Happiness according to their website, serves authentic japanese cuisine. I knew about this restaurant from a friend, I did some online research on it and decided to give it a try! Fukuya is located at Jalan Delima, which is just right beside Levain. They do provide parking for customers in front of their restaurant. The restaurant was designed in the idea of reminiscing the wealthy family home back in those times. Too bad it was a rainy day and I didn't manage to snap any photo of the restaurant but I can tell it looks exactly like what they shown in their website! I love the ambiance and setting of the restaurant, they do have small tables suitable for intimates dates and large table for a group meal and even a few private rooms for customers who made special reservation. My boyfriend made reservation earlier just to avoid disappointment upon our visit. Upon arrival, we were greeted by one of the staff and were led to our table. They provide set menu as well as a la carte menu. We decided to have traditional set dinner menu or known as Yu-Shoku Zen. I had sashimi set (RM110) and my boyfriend had tempura set (RM92).  

Grilled scallop, tamago, eggplant, jellyfish, shishamo and fried fish.

Chawanmushi. I love this!

Sashimi that comes together with tempura set but boyfriend doesn't eat sashimi so I had them all.
And yes, the tempura for my set went into his stomach. 
Too bad I forgot to take a photo of it.

My main course. 
Rice, pickles, miso soup and assorted sashimi.

His main course.

Honey dew as dessert.
Very fresh and sweet!

Overall, it was a great dining experience. Their staffs were very attentive and the pacing of the meal was consistent but I wish it could be slower by a bit for slow eater like me. Would come back to try our their kaiseki next time. 

No 9, Jalan Delima, 
55100 Kuala Lumpur. 
Visit their website for more info.