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Starting this Wednesday (June 15), will be featuring another great savings deal with Bar B Q Plaza. Bar B Q Plaza is a franchise originated from Bangkok, which features a self-cooking Mongolian and Japanese style barbecue. So what's the deal about?

A whopping 50% OFF for either Supreme Pork or Supreme Beef Set! Each Supreme set worth RM 37* is now for grabs at a bargain RM 18.50*!

  • Each Supreme includes two bowls of white rice.
  • With every coupon purchased, you can get 50% OFF for selected 4 side-dishes such as Grilled Marinated Pork Belly, Som Tam with Soft Shell Crab, Pineapple Fish Fillet and Shioyaki Squid.
  • No reservation is required and only walk-in to any Bar B Q Plaza branches (5 in KL/Selangor and 1 in Penang).
  • Valids only from Mon - Fri (from June 22 - Sep 22, 2011).
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* Price inclusive of Service Tax and Government Tax

Supreme Beef Set is now an incredible 50% OFF! Originally selling for RM 37*, now it's only RM 18.50! This set is suitable for Two person includes sirloin, choice beef, chicken, squid, shrimp, udon, sliced cabbage, baby corn, carrot, lettuce and tomato.

Or alternatively, you can choose the Supreme Pork Set which includes pork, bacon, chicken, squid, shrimp, udon, sliced cabbage, baby corn, carrot, lettuce and tomato.

With the same deal, you will get to save 50% OFF from specially selected 4 side dishes such as Shioyaki Squid, Som Tam with Soft Shell Crab, Grilled Marinated Pork Belly and Pineapple Fish Fillet.

Shioyaki Squid (RM 8.90), lightly battered deep-fried squid covered with salt and pepper mix.

Som Tam with Soft Shell Crab (RM 8.90), a truly Thai dish with shredded green papaya marinated in lime juice with peanuts, tomatoes and delicious deep-fried soft shell crab.

Grilled Marinated Pork Belly (RM 6.90), at half price, this will be a feeding frenzy!

Pineapple Fish Fillet (RM 7.90), fish fillet deep fried together with stimulating pineapple cubes.

Fried Bacon Roll (RM 7.50), wrapped in asparagus and enoki mushroom; this is undeniably the most popular side-dish in BarBQ Plaza! Unfortunately, no 50% off for this deliciously-to-die-for bacon roll, else it will be a buffet!

Cheezy Rolls (RM 6.90), a new side-dish with crispy thin crust similar to dumpling skin. Deep fried and wrapped with evenly thin layer of cheese inside. Compared to the rest, this was my least favorite.

To bring forth the finest flavor of the meat and seafood, it is a must to dip in this special vegetarian-based sauce imported weekly from Bangkok. Add a slight twist by mixing the chili, garlic and squeezed lime into the sauce, it made a world of difference to the taste!

BarBQ Plaza emphasizes on their specialty barbecue sauce and employs a strict daily quality control to ensure a stable pH level.

Next, greased the hot plate with the pork lard to create a non-stick surface for grilling.

When it was sizzling hot enough, placed some beef slices on top. It only took few seconds to cook on each side as overcooking it will affect its tenderness.

For the soup to be sweet, chucked all the vegetables into the narrow steamboat opening filled with light boiling chicken stock. It was a little challenging trying to get the soup out from the narrow opening.

As part of the deal, each Supreme set comes with two bowls of white rice. You might also want to try out their specialty Garlic Fried Rice (RM 2.50).

In addition to the deal, Bar B Q Plaza is having an in-house promotion for their Korean Family Set (RM 59.90), which includes a plate of marinated beef, marinated chicken, udon, sliced cabbage, broccoli, bean curd, baby corn and tomato.

From the same set, another plate comes with fish fillet, squid, shrimp, jelly fish, bacon, udon, sliced cabbage, baby corn, lettuce and tomato.

And of course, along with Korean side-dishes such as kimchi, gimjaban (dried seaweed), stir fried dried anchovies, raw garlic and a bowl of lettuce for wrapping. We felt like we just had a piece of Korean, Japanese, Mongolian and Thai cuisines all under one roof!

For beverages, you have choices of free drinking waters, refillable green tea (RM 2.50), or special beverages like the Korean Lemon Citron (RM 5.50) and Korean Honey Jujube (RM 5.50).

Verdict: This deal is definitely a bargain! The strategy for us is to go frenzy on the 50% off side-dishes!

Berjaya Times Square
Lot 03-83,
No. 1, Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2145 8148

Sunway Pyramid
No 3 Jalan PJS 11/15,
Bandar Sunway 46150,
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7492 3121

1 Utama (New Wing)
Lot 338a, 1st Floor, Rainforest,
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama, 47800,
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7727 8148

AEON Bukit Tinggi
F16, First Floor,
1, Persiaran Batu Nilam 1/KS 6,
Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2,
41200 Klang
Tel: 03-3326 2691

IOI Mall Puchong
G19 Ground Floor,
Batu 9, Jalan Puchong,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100 Puchong
Tel: 03-8075 0818

Gurney Plaza
170-B1-05A, Persiaran Gurney,
10250 Penang
Tel: 04-2281 487

Redemption Hours: Mon - Fri from 10am - 10pm
Pork Free: No

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Brother Yat restaurant (一哥美食馆) is a well-hidden Chinese restaurant located in an industrial area nearby USJ1 Giant. Housed in a spacious and airy former factory, Brother Yat has been around for more than 5 years and mainly well known to only people living or working nearby. Sometimes the best food is usually found in the most unlikely obscured places and Brother Yat is not exceptional.

Brother Yat's signature dish, live sauna prawns (RM 80/kg), where live tiger prawns are doused with cooking wine in a glass bowl before "enjoying" their sauna treatment. Like us, these alcoholic prawns do get drunk too and you can see them dancing around on your table.

A glass of beer was then quickly poured into the sauna to create a steam of intoxicating aroma. It was a smoking hot steamy affair!

It only took awhile from being very much alive to being perfectly cooked into glorious orange color. The tiger prawns were really fresh, juicy and naturally sweet with a faint alcohol aroma. Best eaten without any sauce and while it is still hot.

We have eaten prawns cooked in many different methods but this was an experience unlike any other; using a pot filled with hot river stones and indirectly cooked with the evaporated beer steam.

Claypot sea garoupa (RM 8 per 100gm), the fish slices were cooked in the claypot with ginger, garlic and superior soy sauce to create an enriched thick and flavorful fish sauce.

German pork knuckle with Mongolian sauce (RM 45), you can never go wrong with tender juicy pork and crispy crunchy skin!

We personally thought the sweet and peppery Mongolian sauce can be overpowering after awhile and it is better to serve separately.

Tea smoked village chicken (RM 26/half and RM 52/whole), one of the most memorable dish of the night! The pu-er tea leaves gave a rich brown color and aroma to make this a truly unique dish.

After having its 10 minutes of fame, the chicken was immediately brought back into the kitchen to be chopped into pieces and drenched with rich chicken essence. The resulting village chicken meat was firm and very well flavored.

Bamboo steamed frog (RM 40 /kg), pieces of frog steamed with dried lily buds, ginger, black fungus and hint of Chinese wine in a bamboo basket layered with aluminium foil. It was okay but we preferred those with lots of mashed ginger instead.

Two styles kailan (RM 13), with combination of stir-fried kailan stems and deep fried shredded kailan leaves topped with crispy chicken floss. Maybe we had too many kailan cooked similarly, it tasted normal after awhile. Compared to the rest, it was a little wet with the leaves soaking up the sauce.

Claypot braised pork belly (RM 26), sinful layers of pork belly was braised for hours till reasonably tender. Nothing says richness and calorie decadence like a good slap of braised fatty meat.

The young owner, Mr. Lenard Lee was busy throughout the night serving us relentlessly.

Hunan ostrich (RM 16), stir fried ostrich meat with capsicum and onions in an intense peppery Hunan sauce.

Stir-fried yacon ("shuet lin guo" / 杏仁雪莲果, RM 12), with colorful blends of crispy sweet yacon, carrots, baby corns, snow peas and almond flakes. Yacon is also known as the apple of the earth, it had the crunchy texture of jicama and a clean natural sweetness of apple in it. We had our first taste of yacon and we love it instantly!

Yacon looks very much like a sweet potato on the outside and tastes like an apple inside.

Crispy signature bean curd (RM 10), with fish paste, tofu, water chestnut and salted egg blended together, shaped-up and deep-fried till golden perfection. It came out wonderfully well!

Verdict: Brother Yat restaurant is definitely noteworthy to try out especially with some of their unique dishes. How often do you get to dine right in a factory anyway?

Lot B1-765,
Jalan Subang 4,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Tel: 012-684 6276 (Lenard Lee)
Business Hours: Opens daily from 11am - 3pm and 5.30pm - 10.30pm except every 1st Thursday of the month.
Pork Free: No
GPS: 3.046869, 101.596475

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Caffeinees @ Kampung Pandan, KL

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Chateau De Caffeinees is a popular cafe-restaurant housed on a quaint and cosy one-storey garden bungalow located in Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur.

Having its own plot of bungalow land, there is ample parking space with tranquil garden settings and a backyard overlooking the lush Royal Selangor golf course.

Started since 2007 at Taman Ampang Hilir, then relocated to a semi-detached house off Jalan Damai (opposite of Raffles Design Institute) in 2010 and finally to a bigger piece of land at Kg. Pandan in 2011.

Caffeinees commands quite a following of crowd with their cosy and chic interiors. With a colorful mix of customers ranging from families, to groups of friends chilling out with shishas, office workers joking over a couple of beers and business people meeting over a cup of coffee, Caffeinees is definitely one of the place to hangout till 3am!

From breakfast to supper, their menus comprises of local and western cuisines to satiate the tastes of a diverse customer set.

Caffeinees baked rice (RM 17 / RM 23 for lunch set) served with fried chicken wings and salad. The creamy baked rice was infused with the flavors of yellowish curry powder and the fried chicken wings were well loved too. Imagine juicy chicken wings encased in a hot crispy and perfectly flavored batter. Overall, it was fairly nice with an unusual twist from the usual Hong Kong baked rice but a tad expensive.

We had the baked rice lunch set (RM 23) inclusive of a drink (ice lemon tea, long black, English tea) and gelato.

For gelato, they have several fanciful flavors distributed by JezRipe. We had the papaya gelato and sadly, it wasn't right - it was too cold, too hard and its natural flavor was numbed by the icy frost.

Caffeinees 'BIG' burger (RM 19), the recommended and best seller original Caffeinees thick beef patty as stated in the menu. For the price paid for, the burger wasn't really 'BIG' like the name would imply. Even the burgers at Chili's are cheaper and bigger.

Waffle with strawberry bits and vanilla ice cream (RM ?). There weren't any strawberry bits and the waffles were overcooked, it was hard.

Since the name of this place is related to coffee, we ordered a cup of latte (RM 7.50). We were expecting for some beautiful heart-shape latte art as portrayed on the menu and we ended up with a broken heart. Nevertheless, the latte was smooth and comforting.

It's amazing how popular Caffeinees is with everyone talking about it. Hence, we decided to give it another try. For drink, we had the ice dark chocolate (RM 8.50), it was just normal.

Caribbean grilled chicken (RM 20), grilled chicken chop with creamy mild spicy home specialty sauce. The grilled chicken chop was quite juicy and reasonably tender. We loved the sauce! It was a little spicy, rich and smoky with a hint of curry spices in it.

Chicken mushroom sandwich (RM 12), grilled chicken fillet and mushroom with white creamy sauce.

Valencia seafood rice (RM 25), Italian seafood rice cooked with sea prawns and squid. It tasted awfully bland and no where near a normal paella. It was like mixing the rice with only pureed tomato paste and raw onions.

We couldn't resist not ordering another plate of house specialty fried chicken wings (RM 12).

Chicken in white mushroom (RM 20 / RM 39 dinner set), grilled chicken chop with garlic mushroom sauce. It tasted okay but at a premium price.

We had the dinner set for RM 39 inclusive of a mushroom soup, drink and flour-less chocolate cake. The mushroom soup was creamy and thick in consistency.

The flour-less chocolate cake, with texture slightly different from cake but rather, more dense and fudge-like. It was also a little too sweet for my liking.

Since we didn't get the coffee art on our latte before, we chose the cappuccino (RM 7) this time. Not the perfect heart foam that we used to get, it was a half-hearted cappuccino!

Verdict: Great ambiance but overpriced for mediocre food quality and sub-standard service. Nevertheless, Caffeinees is still a popular hangout place. It has carved a niche for itself by operating till late wee hours in a classy ambiance.

No. 16,
Jalan Kampung Pandan,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-9284 6686 / 012-2191 220
Business Hours: Opens daily from 9.30am - 3am except Fri and Sat till 4am.
Pork Free: Yes
GPS: 3.138175, 101.723962

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