Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Opium @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL


Hello everyone...

How are you all?
Wonderful! I am sure.

I have been going MIA a little recently...
Making you peeps miss me more huh? =P

Today, I bring you all yet another delicious post...
(I really have been having a lot of it lately)

Opium @ Changkat Bukit Bintang
is the newest member but dare I say the most exotic restaurant along the exciting Changkat street.

I love the Opium's set up as the management have put in tremendous effort to bring
that authentic Opium era feel for all of us to experience.

Every single detailed right down to the scent in the air there has been designed
especially to tailor to that particular era.

Fyi...
They really have synthetic opium fragrance surrounding the place.
Talk about authenticity...  



Here we have the open area, for all those who would love to enjoy some night breeze.


The family dining area
is equipped with a long dining table
which is to symbolize our Chinese tradition of having a meal with the entire family.

People did have tons of children back then right =p


Olden wine pots we see in all those kung fu movies.


They even had those olden times black and white chinese movies playing.


Here we are at the Rose Room.

Notice the rose printing on the left side?
Hence, the name, Rose Room.

It is a decent size room which can be closed off for those who 
would like to have their very own private functions
(e.g. Birthdays etc...)


For those who don't know this an Opium Bed =D
(Look...even the kid knows that it is relaxing)



Besides that,
they even have separate seating booth for extra privacy
without having to sacrifice the wonderful ambiance.



However, for those who would like added privacy
for business talks and so on,
they also have a private room just to cater for that need.

Every possible seating arrangement has been carefully though of
How awesome is that =D



All around the restaurant you will be able to notice these
opium pipes, which were personally hand picked by their management team.

Some of them had to be flown in.

How much of dedication was put into the interior to bring that authenticity out.

Cannot not love it right =D

More of the awesome interior.







Notice those stack of bowls on the counter?

They actually serve water in those bowls
just like how we see all those people drink alcohol/water in those kung fu movies.

Super awesome right!
hahaha!




Time to bring out them drinks!

There is something you all must know about the drinks at Opium...

They especially hired a mixology to especially design all of Opium's drinks.

Their drinks are an amazing cross between east and west.



Here we have some of their signature specials.


These are the house cocktails.
Must try!

More interesting must try!

I must say...

Opium is a must visit because of their drinks.
 They are all so uniquely made.



Ti-Lung Bramble RM32 
(based in gin with lemon, dragon fruit, and creme de cassis)

Very unique presentation and taste as well.





Peking Man RM 32
(Vodka, Puer Tea, Longan, Lime Juice, Egg White and Orange Bitters)

I have to say, of all the drinks, I love this the most.

The combination of vodka and Puer tea is just genius.
Plus, all the other ingredients really bring out the flavors.

It is perfect for me as it still has that little kick but it is not too strong.

Plus, it comes with 2 little cups of tit bits..

What's not to love!



Another clearer picture.



Mango Asam Boi RM 15

Sweet and sour combination of mango and asam boi
brings an amazingly refreshing drink.



Glorious Food!

Be prepared to be WOW-ed!

True to their theme...
Not only their drinks are a mixed between the east and west.

They even manage to incorporate that element into their food as well.

I was and still am very impress with their menu.



Lemongrass Sticks RM 12
(Chicken, Squid, Lemongrass, Tumeric)

Lovely tender chicken and squid combination.
The addition of lemongrass gives it the extra aroma.



Lamb Patties RM 18
(Braised lamb, Camembert Cheese, Sambal Mayonnaise)

Every bite is juicy and fulfilling



Cheese Samosa RM 18
(Combination of Parmesan, Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese wrapped in a popiah skin)

Absolute cheese fever!
Why settle for 2 types of cheese when u can have 3 types.

More is definitely better...In this case =P



Crystal Dumplings RM 12



Opium Wantan Noodles RM 28
(Springy egg noodles, Deep fried Spinach, Minced Chicken)

Now, this dish is an absolute delight!
This dish just prove that innovation is limitless.

This is a rather interesting alternative to the wantan noodles that we traditionally are familiar.

The combination of deep fried spinach  and minced chicken was yummy
however, I did find the dish a little too dry.

But no matter, a spoon or 2 of the soup did wonders to the dish =D



Another picture to show the hidden noodles underneath all the goodies



Rendang Wagyu Beef 
served with Lotus Leaf Bun RM 38

Juicy tender wagyu beef cooked in rich rendang curry was so appetizing!!!

After having a taste of wayyu beef being cooked as rendang,
I think I will always remember it's tenderness and yearn for it
whenever I eat normal rendang dishes.

The curry that the beef is cooked in is not too spicy,
so to those who cannot eat spicy ( so kesianing!)
you most definitely can enjoy this without having to hog a cup of water the entire meal.



Just look at that rendang dish...

Doesn't it make you hungry?!

I know i am...hehehe.



Cod Fish in Curry Sauce 
served with Steamed Sesame Rice RM 38

This curry dish is more of a creamy fragrant dish rather than your average spicy hot dishes.

Cod fish (the good stuff i am telling you)
cooked in rich creamy curry with a hint of sweetness at the end.

Absolutely appetizing dish.

Must try!



Another closer look at the dish



Peppery Beef Soup RM 15
(Lamb cubes, carrot, potato, local spices, coriander, fried shallots)

Wonderful hot and soothing bowl of soup that is packed with
tons of flavors that will leave you asking for more =D


Grilled Chicken Wings RM 15

It has a nice sweetish sour kind of BBQ marinate...
I am not much a chicken wing kinda girl
but for those who love a good chicken wing you may want to give this a try =)



Fern Leaf Salad with Grilled Prawns RM 24
(Wild fern leaves, prawns, sambal, ginger flower, shallots, lime juice, coconut)


This is my 1st time having fern leaves and I must say this was quite the appetizing dish indeed.
The taste of this dish kind of reminds me of Thai cuisine.



Cheesy Banana Fritters RM18
(Fried Banana, aged Cheddar Cheese, topped with Opium's very own
homemade Banana Ice Cream)

This is the way to end a wonderful meal...
Sealing in all the goodness =D

This dessert dish comes with freshly fried banana.
The combination of warm hot banana fritters and cold banana ice cream
is absolute joy to taste...



Salted Egg Cream Bun RM 12

Creamy salted egg oozing out with a bite.
Quite similar to the ones we can get at Dim Sum shops



Opium Ice Glass RM 18

Opium's very own version of the ice kacang
It is sort of a mix of western and asian all in a tall glass.

The Opium Ice Glass is slightly mild tasting compared to the usual ice kacang we have.
It is perfect for those who prefers not too much of sweet.



The very special rice cake candies as a parting gift after getting the bill.

How thoughtful =D



Along the entire Changkat road....
I must say Opium really stood out from the rest
from it's interior to their drinks, 
every single detail was thought through to bring us
the experience that encompasses all our 5 senses.

Definitely worth several more visit...
Need to try out all their awesome spread of drinks =P



Wondering where to try out this weekend???

Head on down to Opium...

I guarantee you won't regret it =)


Opium 
Eat.Drink.Man.Woman.

Address & phone

Opium KL 50 Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
 
 +6 03 21425670



Opening hours

Mondays - Thursdays : 12.00PM - 2.30PM, 4.00PM - 1.00AM
Fridays : 12.00PM - 2.30PM, 4.00PM - 2.00AM
Saturdays : 4.00PM - 2.00AM
Sundays : 4.00PM - 1.00AM

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/opiumkl/info

Website
http://opiumkl.com/


Time to feast and feed that tummy of yours...

You know you deserved it!


Monday, 22 September 2014

Foodpanda. The One Stop Food Shopping Site!


Helloooo!

And I am back once again,
bringing you all yet another one of my food ventures =D
*Lots of food recently, explaining my growing waist line*
Happy times...Can't complain =P

Recently, I came across this awesome site
Foodpanda.

It is literally is like an online food court where you
let your fingers do the walking and your tummy do the thinking =P

You know nowadays everyone is so occupied with happenings of life
that the moment you reach home, 
you will be glued to the chair or your bed
not wanting to move an inch.

But what you gonna do when that inner tummy thunder starts,
growling in hunger but you are just too lazy to drive out to buy food.
*For those who have people cooking for you at home, you have no idea how luck you are*


Pictures credits to www.winniekepala.com

Thankfully I came across Foodpanda!

Being in line with our technological advancement,
we can now shop for what we want to eat ONLINE =D

How awesome is that!

Sit at the comfort of your own home and browse through
the awesome selection.

That was what happened to me the other day,
after a long day of work,
I just wanted to stay home but there was nothing to eat at home,
so I went browsing through the net for deliveries
and stumbled upon Foodpanda.

I love that we get a variety of food that can be delivered to our home
listed out like a menu for us to pick and choose,
no need to wreck our heads thinking of what to eat.

I really like that they categorize the availability of food
according to location.

So you can just put in a location and check out what is available at your location,
you might just find something absolutely interesting and tasty =D





So, I decided to give Canadian Pizza a try,
since I have not tried their pizza.

A list like the one at the top will appear and the selection of pizzas is madness.
What you want also got =D



It is really simple to use their site...
Dummy prove!
hahahaha =P

After selecting and putting in all my data,
a SUCESS page will appear.

And I LOVE how they will verify your order once more via SMS and Email.

Security function,
in case someone decided to have a feast without you =P


Then, a verification code sent via SMS needs to be keyed in
before the order can fully proceed.


They even have their own App.
We can order food now with just our phones.

We can get the app on both Apple and Android
*There is no need to fight =P*


The age of convenience =D



Tadaaaa...

Awesome pizza delivered right to my door step
with just a few tabs on my Ipad =D


Absolutely satisfied with the service that Foodpanda brings.

Go visit their site
http://www.foodpanda.my/

Wherever you are, Foodpanda will be there to serve you.

Never go hungry again =P

So, what are you waiting for?

Go Foodpanda NOW!








Monday, 25 August 2014

Baba Low's 486 @ Bangsar


Hello everyone!

How have you all been?

I miss you all =D

I really do miss blogging and getting in contact with you all.

***Sending out LOTS of HUGS***

***

A little while back, I had the opportunity to try some of our local nyonya cuisine.

***Drooling just thinking about how it tasted like***

The very famous Baba Low's 486 which serves Peranakan food
is now available for us KL folks to enjoy.

Baba Low's 486 is located at Lorong Kurau, Bangsar.

I find Lorong Kurau to be a nice and cozy place,
hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
A wonderful place to enjoy a nice quite meal.

Now we do not need to travel all the way to Melaka to enjoy Baba Low's mouth watering food =D


Very laid back and simple interior.
Because of it's simplicity, it does give me a very homey traditional feeling.


Their menu spread.
Old school black board and chalk writings =D


And for those who have problems visualizing the awesome dishes,
they also provide pictorials.

Yay! I love menu with pictorials,
especially if it is your first time there,
pictures really help.
Ooo..and little stars or small chef hats to signify recommend
dishes are also always helpful =D


Some of their mains



Nyonya Laksa RM 7

Delicious bowl of warm goodness!
Very appetizing bowl of noodles that will bring out your appetite.

This Nyonya Laksa does not have the especially thick soup base.
I rather enjoyed the citrus taste of the laksa which comes from lime,
it does give the bowl of laksa a refreshing taste.  


Popiah Kulit Telor RM 4

Popiah is a wrap containing turnip, cucumber, bean sprout, coriander, shredded eggs.
The popiah skin is like a really thin but soft version of crepes.

I find the popiah to be so so only but still consider to be good.
Not too salty or too wet that it will break the popiah skin.

Mee Siam RM 6

Delicious spicy fried beehoon served with
shredded eggs and cucumber with fish cakes.

If you are a fan of spicy, you have to try this =D

* I do recommend to eat it while it is hot,
otherwise it will not taste as good


Tauhu Sumbat RM 3.50

Tauhu Sumbat literally translate to stuffed tofu.
Fried tofu stuffed with cucumber and turnip strips,
drizzled with a sweetish chilly sauce.

Personally, I found the dish to be slightly bland,
however, the tofu is fried to the optimum texture which is quite nice =D


Mee Goreng Nyonya RM 7

Nyonya styled fried noodles served with shredded eggs,
pineapple/cucumber sambal salad.

I actually quite enjoyed this dish.
Because it is nyonya styled, it has a pinch of sweet sourish taste to the noodles
which I rather enjoyed.


Cendol RM 4.50

Thirst quenching mouth watering bowl of shaved ice
drizzle with coconut milk and gula melaka!

I absolutely love their cendol.
For me it has just the right amount of gula melaka,
not bland not too sweet.

Ahhhh... Just perfect for the humid Malaysian weather!

***

I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for
some good local peranakan cuisine that is gentle on your wallet =D

My must have pick: 
Nyonya Laksa and Cendol

***

Visit them at

Baba Low’s 486
486, Lorong Kurau,
59100 Bangsar,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2284 8486
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7am till 10pm



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