Thursday, 10 July 2014

PauPau @ Miam Miam Cafe Restaurant, Gurney Paragon

Miam Miam Cafe Restaurant, a French - Japanese cafe which is strategically located at Gurney Paragon, just at ground floor (right beside of Ben's) or opposite of Starbucks or Italianese restaurant.

Miam Miam in French is actually means "Yum - Yum" or yummy.

Charming and spacious dining place.

They served cold or warm water (no charges) to their diners.

There is quite limited selections for the mains in the menu, however savoury signature dishes do beat up quantity. The squid ink pasta and squid ink rice is actually quite disgusting me at the first place, as I could not imagine chewing this black black in my mouth. 
So, I have ordered soupy pasta - Lobster Bisque Pasta and my partner ordered the "Riz Noir" Squid Ink Rice. 

"Riz Noir" Squid Ink Rice (RM 28.80 + 16% Charges)
The "Riz Noir" Squid Ink Rice is consists of black rice served with assorted seafood and omu egg. 

The black rice is served with three juicy prawns and QQ squids.

First bite on the black rice is totally kick away my earlier disgusting thought, and it is so heavenly delicious. The black rice has the sticky texture and it is quite savoury with hint of dried shrimp taste.  

Lobster Bisque Pasta (RM 29.80 + 16% Charges)
The Lobster Bisque Pasta is a soupy base pasta, which is slow cooked and topped up with parmesan cheese and prawns.

The three fresh prawns is quite big size, juicy and springy.

The Lobster Bisque soup base is quite creamy and rich in taste, with the al dente pasta is definitely divine. 

Now they are having promotion for UOB credit card holders, for spending above RM 50 and you are untitled for a free soufflé.  

Valrhona Chocolate (Actual price: RM 18.80 + 16% Charges)
Soufflé is actually a lightly baked cake with egg yolks and beaten egg white, and it is puffed up and fluffy. 

This soufflé has a crisp fluffy outer, yet the cake inside is soft enough and the rich chocolate cake is easily melted in mouth.

See, how soft the chocolate cake is! This sweet tooth is too irresistible not to have one, at least. 

Menu of Miam Miam Cafe Restaurant, Gurney Paragon

Miam Miam Cafe Restaurant, Gurney Paragon
Address: Gurney Paragon, 163C-1-01 & 02, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang.
Business Hours: 12pm to 10pm (Daily)
Contact: 04 - 226 7818

Map to Miam Miam Cafe Restaurant, Gurney Paragon

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Friday, 4 July 2014

PauPau Chinese Yam (Dried) Chicken Soup

Chinese Yam (Shan Yao 山药 in Chinese; Huai Shan in Cantonese) is very good in replenish Qi (vital energy) and also enrich Yin in kidney. This nutritious Chinese Yam also act as herbal treatment for diabetes, poor appetite, dry cough, frequent urination and etc.

Previously I have boiled the fresh Chinese Yam and have a different experienced in cutting this slippery white flesh. Now, I am going to boil dried Chinese Yam herbal soup with apples which enhance the sweetness of the soup.

Whole Chicken; Cut into smaller pieces (I am using "Kampung Chicken")
10g Dried Chinese Yam
6 ~ 8 Red Dates; Remove seeds
10gm Yuk Chuk 
10gm American Ginseng Fiber
6 ~ 8  Dried Longan
20gm wolf-berries (Kei Ji)
2 Red Apples; Peeled, removed core and cut into smaller pieces
Salt (to taste) 

Fill in a pot with water and bring to boil. Add in the chicken and boil for about 1 minute. Discard the water.
Fill in water in a stewing pot and bring to boil. Add in the chicken and all the ingredients (except wolfberries and salt). Boil in medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Simmer the soup over low heat for about 1 ~ 2 hours.
Add wolfberries and pinch of salt to the soup.
Served hot.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

PauPau @ Kizuna Japanese Restaurant, Bay Avenue (re-visit)

Kizuna is actually a Japanese word that meaning 'bond", Kizuna Japanese Restaurant is located at bay avenue (the third row of shop-lots behind KWSP), Bayan Lepas. It is a casual Japanese dining restaurant with nice ambiance.

Promotional Set Lunch (served with miso soup, green tea, salad and fruits.) which is applicable for weekdays lunch only.

Salmon Ikura Don (RM 20.90 + 10% Charges)
The Salmon Ikura Don is a rice bowl served with fresh salmon slices, fish roes and salad, no cooking is needed for this dish. The freshness of salmon is the key in this dish, but according to the diner that the salmon is not as fresh as he had it during previous visit.

Salmon Teriyaki Ramen (RM 18.90 + 10% Charges)
Add On: Chawan Mushi (RM 2.50 + 10% Charges)
The Salmon Teriyaki Ramen is consists of grilled teriyaki salmon and ramen soup. The ramen is with bone broth based, which is quite flavourful and aromatic with the added of  garlic oil. 

Add On: Chawan Mushi at RM 2.50+ is pricey as the portion is quite small. 

Click here for menu of Kizuna Japanese Restaurant

Kizuna Japanese Restaurant, Bay Avenue
Address: C-9-1, Lorong Bayan Indah 3, Bay Avenue, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 11:30am to 10:30pm (Daily)
Contact: 04-638 3491

Map to  Kizuna Japanese Restaurant, Bay Avenue

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