Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Vanilla Place

Empire Shopping Gallery, a new classy mall which is one of the upper class mall in Subang area had attracted many restaurants to open in here, such as La Bodega, Ole-Ole Bali, Italiannies, Din Tai Fung, T Forty Two, Rakuzen, Chillis and so on.

The Vanilla Place is a newly opened cafe on 1st Floor (in front of ToyRus) in Empire Shopping Gallery, which claimed that they love to explore & create delicious fusion dishes made from local produced yet surprise their guest with the quality of food.

Cafe Latte served with Biscotti


Seafood Spaghetti Pesto

Fresh Salmon Carbonara

Overall the food are good, and the price seems very reasonable for this cafe to be in this mall too. Worth a visit if you are looking for decent food and desserts at affordable price. For me, I'll definitely return to try their wide range of desserts.

Getting there:

The Vanilla Place,

FK01, 1st Floor,

Empire Shopping Gallery,

SS/1 16, Subang Jaya

Tel: 03-5022 2198
Operation Hour: Monday - Sunday 10am -10pm

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tao Cuisine

Our Makan Buddy, Alan's birthday is just around the corner. Ryan and me was cracking head on where to celebrate for him. Since he loves buffet, so we brought him to Tao Cuisine, Sunway Giza.

Tao Cuisine is a ALL YOU CAN EAT buffet which specialize in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Taiwan and Thai cuisine. It has one outlet in KL (Sunway Giza,Kota Damansara) and two in Penang( E Gate and Juru Auto-City)
. And there will be another 1 opened in Time Square, Penang soon.

One thing that Tao really impressed me is they do provide full table service where you can order 60% of the food through the menu and the servants are prompted to change your plate and refill your drink frequently.

They are actually running a system where approximately 60% of the food can be ordered through the menu while the rest can be taken from the buffet line (dessert, grill section, cold cuts, sushi and salad).

Dessert bar with very limited choices.

Sashimi and Sushi
The chef was efficient enough in replenishing the cold cuts and sushi.

The Grill section
Select vegetables, fungus, meat or poultry you want and the chef will grill or stir fry them for you.

Free-flow of Orange Juice, Green Tea and Peach Juice

Abalone slice
Simply love the natural chewiness and sweetness of it!

Clams with Garlic and Fresh Oyster

Soft-shelled Crab Temaki

Unagi Mushi Tofu

Eryngii Mushroom and Fried Assorted Mushrooms

Grilled Food

Fried Ika Ring (Fried Calamari) and Tempura

Motoyaki Scallop (Cheese Baked Scallop) and Tako Yaki
One of their signature dish,Motoyaki Scallop. Unfortunately, It was served cold. I couldn't be happier if they can serve it hot next time

Grilled Lamb Chop and Fried Mantis Prawn
Thumbs up for both!!

Unagi with Rice

White fungus with Red Dates and Longan

Assorted cakes

Cafe Latte
A cup of nice coffee, to a perfect ending of our meal

Wishing you a great birthday, WeiLoon!!

Getting there:
TAO Authentic Asian Cuisine Sdn. Bhd.
2nd floor, No.2, Jalan PJU 5/14,
Sunway Giza Shopping Mall

Kota Damansara
, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-6148 2826