Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sawasde Thai Kitchen & Cafe

Just so the other day I drove to an unfamiliar or I can say an unkown area to me for I seldom venture that far away from the comfort of my home.  Glad to say I took up the challenge and was glad that I went, for I found a gem tucked away in Subang Jaya's Regalia Business Centre.  Before this day, I've never heard of Regalia Business Centre.  Subang Jaya - yes for I used to frequent Subang Parade.  Now I know Regalia Business Centre exists! *gives myself a pat on the back!* :p

Being a Thai food lover, I found the place - Sawasde Thai Kitchen & Cafe, a corner lot with nice ambience and great food!

Tables are set-up spaciously around and if you wish you can have your own private corner which I believe you would need prior reservation.  There's outdoor patio available for those who need natural air :)

As with the usual Thai fare, we started off with Seafood Tomyam Soup.

First sip and my mouth exploded for it was spicy and full of fragrant.  After awhile once the Tomyam soup has cooled down a little, you really taste the real thing and the spicyness led to a bit of sweetness.  There's clear Tomyam soup available if you're a fan of clear based soup.

Next dish is something very unusual for me to find in a Thai Restaurant.  We had Smoked Duck served with Thai special chili sauce.  The duck meat is so tender and yes the taste is smoky!  I also loved smoked duck and this appetizer is definitely my dish.

Another unique dish is the Garlic Deer Meat that is crispy.  If you're not into deer, you can opt for beef but beef meat will definitely be much tougher. 

Next, we had Deep Fried Prawn covered with generous amount of Thai Chili Paste.  Although the prawns are deep fried, it was not dry at all.  I easily "deskin" the prawns and found succulent flesh.  The sauce is something that is unique too and is coconut base.

This vege dish I had it before in other Chinese establishment.  Each time I have this dish, it impresses me very much for the leafs are deep fried thus giving you very crunchy bites.  Fried Kailan with Kailan with oyster sauce.  Kids will definitely go for this as it's a snack in a form of vege!

My favourite smoke duck made it's appearance for the 2nd time in the form of Beancurd with Smoke Duck.  This dish can be in spicy or non-spicy form.

We also had Steam Siakap Fish - Sawadi Keng Som.  The soup is not tomyam.  It has the taste of BELACAN!!  We confirmed this with the Restaurant Owner.  The soup base is made using asam, belacan, dry chili and lemon grass.  If you're a belacan lover, you will definitely like this.  This dish arrives on the table bubbling HOT

Look at how it's being kept HOT all throughout the meal.  It's fueled by charchoal underneath.  Super like my fish to be kept hot this way.  You wont be eating cold fish at the end of your meal.

We also had Steam Clam Thai Style.  These clams (lala) are imported from Philippines.  Just look at how thick their meat is.  No "sand" taste here which is quite the norm when you eat clams.  These clams are super clean hahahaha....  Love their broth as it tantalises my tongue.

The last dish we tried was the Green Curry Chicken.  It's one of Thai's famous dish to have and it's totally non-spicy. 

Best part is spicyness level can be according to your preference for all the dishes. You would just need to inform the waitress/waiter during your order.  This place will be a revisit for me and I'm bringing my family to dine here for now I know my way here! :p 

Thanks to I Love Discounts for this opportunity and review.

Sawasde Thai Kitchen & Cafe
No. 42 & 42-1
Jalan USJ 1/1C
Regalia Business Centre
47620 Subang Jaya
(T) 603 - 8011 8141

Show 'U' Cafe Bar : Eat & Drink your way to Health!

*It's my 1st give away, do read right up to the end of this post and find out how you can take part in the give away! :D*

The meet-up place is in Sunway Pyramid at a place call Show 'U' Cafe Bar located at the Blue Athium. Although I've been to Sunway Pyramid numerous times, I still have problem getting my bearing once I've stepped foot inside!

So after parking my car, I headed to the Blue Athium oblivious to the other colours but BLUE BLUE BLUE and taa-daa found Show 'U' Cafe Bar. I've been wondering what they wanted to show 'me'. 'U' show me, I show 'U'?? @.@

One look at it and it occurs to me it's just another juice bar with snacks and such.

But wait, I spotted cozy corners to hang out and that's what we just did! I just love the greenery and white furnitures. It blends perfectly together. Don't you think so?

The friendly boss presented their Best Seller - Kiwi Tango. One sip and I'm sold! This will be my favourite from now on :)

Kiwi Tango (RM14.90) consists of mango, peach and kiwi

Others that we tried was Berry Furry (RM15.90) - blackberry, pineapple, peach, strawberry and wasabi! Ooh now you know another usage of wasabi don't you. The taste? I superb love it too. Another favourite of mine! The wasabi just tantalises your tastebud without overpowering the fruits. Just similicious! :D

Orange Paradise (RM13.90) - orange, longan, pineapple and peach. I bet this will be the kids favourite, packed with the goodness of orange.

Berriginal (RM9.90) - orange, dragonfruit, strawberry and kiwi. If you're into berries, you have it all here.

That's not all for then a very unique drink landed on the table. It's the Monday Blue (RM5.90). Who wants to go smurfing around should get this drink. It'll drown all your blues away :p

If you like to munch on something when you drink, here's one for you. The Summer Rio (RM9.90). It's definitely a refreshing drink.

Here's a tip for you to get your kids to drink fruit juice. Get this Signature Crush (RM12.90) for it consists of watermelon, kiwi and orange. See the individual layers? Am sure your kid will drink it up in no time at all. As it is being made fresh and need to be layered, be a bit patient while waiting for this order of yours, as it takes time to prepare.
We then got down to food. I was surprised when we were serve this salad. It's not your ordinary salad for you can see lots of fruits in it! Me being a fruit lover, fell in love instantly with this Fruitilicious Salad <3

Instead of the usual salad dressing, Show 'U' Cafe Bar came up with their own salad dressing and this Fruitilicious Salad (RM8.90) reminds me of the dish "yee sang" my favourite CNY dish. At RM8.90 this salad bowl is a steal for you get lots of fruits and veges enveloped in their own unique dressing.

Did you spot those powdery substance on the fruits? At first I thought it was those "asam boi" powder. Turns out it is laced with Show 'U' Cafe Bar's Phytonutrients Essence. Tell you more about this later. Let's continue with the food we had.

For those who prefer to have their own individual serving, they can opt for Caperlicious Salad (RM6.90) which comes with the wasabe dip.

Next is another interesting platter ~ Marine Trio Salad (RM9.90). It consists of 3 individual servings of huge oyster, large prawns and a chunky salmon all on a bed of tuna with wasabe dip.

Value for money Marine Trio Salad at RM9.90 is a steal! The tuna with wasabe dip is so addictive. Served cold, it's a very refreshing appetizer.

We then had Perfect 10 (RM9.90). Mentioned this word and petite size came to my mind. Turns out is actually a sandwich! Layered with vege, cheese, chicken, egg and sauteed onions, one bite and I'm sold as well! The flavours that burst in your mouth is something you must experience yourself. It's felt so homemade yet so perfect, a truly Perfect 10!

Can you count the layers?

You thought this is the end? No, we had more!!

Marine Pumpkin (RM14.90). Creamy yet not too heavy. This is very unique to me for I've never had pasta with pumpkin sauce before. Those chunky salmon is just perfect, not overly cooked.

Chicken Bolognese (RM13.90). I found this sort of normal but nonetheless it taste equally good.

Marine Carbo (RM13.90). I'm not a creamy based person when it comes to pasta. Thus I surprised myself when I had a bite of this Marine Carbo. It was delicious and the cream is not too heavy at all.

Carbo Fungi (RM7.90) pasta. It calls for fungi lovers. You get to savour lots and lots of fungi. Those pine nuts make the whole dish more flavourful as you savour your pasta to the last drop! Best of all the pasta are served with angel hair and it's not your normal spaghetti. Rest assured that the texture is just right al dente.

After indulging in all the above, we end our meal with a cuppa. Those who prefer tea, Show 'U' Cafe Bar serves Milk Tea as well.
the coffee served is real thick "kaw"

I opted for their Milk Tea and has no regrets. The tea is strong yet creamy with just the right amount of sugar. Not overly sweet.

What's a great meal without ending it on a sweet note. We tried the Red Velvet Cupcake and Crunchy Road. The cake is nice but the cream is a tad too sweet for me. Guess it's the norm for cupcakes to be sweet.

I prefer Crunchy Road. No doubt sweet but this is a real comfort food. It's not just chocolate you're biting into but nuts, chocolate and marshmellows!

Show 'U' Cafe Bar
Blue Athium 27.7A, LG2
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
46150 Petaling Jaya

The best part now besides all those yummy similicious food, I'm having my 1st give away all thanks to Show 'U' Cafe Bar.

What you'll get is a travel box of Phytonutrients Essence worth RM49.90. Remember the Fruitilicious Salad I mentioned that has some powdery substance on it? It is actually laced with Phytonutrients Essence. Some of the drinks are also laced with this. Phytonutrients Essence is a fruit essence that will help you to detox, restore and rejuvenate!

All you have to do to get yourself a box of Phytonutrients Essence (I have 5 boxes to give away) is to :

1. Like Show 'U' Cafe Bar Facebook page here :
2. Leave a comment on this post with your name and email.

On Monday 2nd April, 5 winners will be drawn using and it will be announced over at Show 'U' Cafe Bar's Facebook page. So be sure to "LIKE" Show 'U' Cafe Bar page! Easy peasy for my 1st giveaway rite? So comment now and share it out :))

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hotel Royal Macau

We checked out and made reservation for our hotel one month before our intended trip. This time I left it to hubs to search the hotels. Finally we decided and made our hotel booking thru Air Asia Go.

The hotel that we decided on is Hotel Royal Macau. Situated on Estrada da Vitoria, at the foot of Colina da Guia, the historical Guia Fort and Lighthouse is located just right behind the hotel. 15 mins walk downwards will lead you to Senado Square a place that we frequent each day after venturing to other places of interest before we wind up the day in our comfortable and cozy room.

The staff is very helpful here and you can ask them for directions and they are more than ready to assist you. Free shuttle is also provided to hotel guest. Check out the timing, register yourself and just hop on to the shuttle provided to transport you to some of the famous landmarks. From there you can easily take a stroll and venture further. Shuttle back to the hotel is not provided thus you’re on your own for the return trip back to the hotel.

Spacious King size bed room

Convenience store ie. 7-eleven is just a stone’s throw thus you don’t have to worry if you need to get some necessities at the last minute.

reception area

Mocha the club that can be seen everywhere in Macau!

I’ll definitely come back here to stay when I return to Macau in the future. You can easily get local food at their market on the way down to Senado Square.

view from the hotel
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