Saturday, November 8, 2014

2013 BBT One Restaurant & Bar, Bandar Bukit Tinggi Klang

I'm not a person who fancy a night out with just alcoholic drinks in a bar, what interests me the most would be the food served as well. Expecting some usual and boring Western or Asian food, I was proved wrong when I stepped into 2013 BBT One Restaurant & Bar situated not far from AEON Bukit Tinggi  as the chef takes pride in serving authentic and honest food with mostly homemade ingredients especially sauces, as well as some specially created dishes such as Pasta Lamb Mee Goreng style introduced later in this post. Overall I would think that the chef has done a great job in upholding his principles in serving good food so that customers would return for more, in long term contribute to success of this gem.

Somehow the ambience gave me a nostalgic feeling just like in Coliseum, probably because of the long vertical doors stretched along the restaurant & bar.

Darts machine available for your entertainment, as well as wine bar (not in pic) for your kind selections.

Belacan Chicken Wings (RM13 for 3 pairs)

Good starter to be accompanied by beer or just as good on its own, given that the midly belacan flavour infused wings are crispy outside while still juicy inside without being oily.

Potato Croquette Cheese w/ Lemon Cream Sauce (RM14)

Perfectly fried smooth textured mashed potato with minimal seasonings and not overpowering cheese aroma, while a hint of sweetness brought out by finely chopped carrots. It is served with lemon cream sauce- midly warm with soft chopped onions. Could do with more lemon zest in it though. I liked that the outer breadcrumb layers is just thin enough to hold everything together- unpretentious and simple appetizer.

2013 Special Salad (RM18)

Fresh crisp greens with grilled prawns, marinated smoked pork bacon, hard boiled eggs, cheese powder doused with homemade mixture of thousand island and sesame dressing. Sinful indulgence yet balanced by the veges I would say, a perfect salad as a main course in my books. Can hardly go wrong with the very fresh prawns, crispy bacon and even better with the nutty dressing.

Oven Baked Crab (RM18)

Mixture of minced pork, crab & mushrooms topped with cheese then grilled in the oven. The minced pork resembles to the texture of pork burger, rather overpowering the taste of crab in this dish. Nevertheless, the flavours were commendable from addition of spices and seasonings.

Grilled Salmon in White Mushroom Cream Sauce (RM29)

Grilled Salmon served with mashed potatoes and coeslaw with salmon skin nicely mounted on the former side dish. It was a let down that the salmon was overcooked resulted in rather hard texture. The homemade side dishes are good nonetheless, I like that the mayonnaise of the coeslaw is not too cloying. Savour the crispy salmon skin with some mashed potato- a new way of eating indeed.

Mutton Curry (RM29)

A dish bursting with rich elements of spices thanks to combination of Indian & Nyonya recipe infused into the soft tender Australia imported lamb chunks, served with white bread. My only complaint here would be the rather bland potatoes, could be cooked longer so that the curry can infuse into it. The fried shallots on top were rather unneccesary as well.

Pasta Lamb Mee Goreng Style (RM23)

Glorious, glorious creation. We were so attracted to it after having the first taste of it- pasta noodles had just the right texture and yet taste better than the usual yellow noodles, while the eggs coated each strands and provide such flavourful aroma. The secret weapon here is the addition of secret homemade special broth & pork lard- the latter makes almost every savoury dish taste good. Needless to say the lamb pieces gives a good bite yet almost free from lamb smell.

Pork Chop (currently not in the menu yet)

Succulent and well-marinated pork chop giving out a pleasant hint of lemongrass, taste just as good on its own. Although some of the parts were little dry, but dipping the toothsome meat in the light yet well seasoned mushroom cream sauce made up for it.

Lamb Pizza (RM32)

So good that I wished I had it all to myself- nuff said. The pizza base was incredibly thin, thinner than your usual cream crackers! Crispy base topped with generous lamb chunks, pineapple, onions and cheese- what a wonderful combination! Especially with extra refreshing zing from the brilliant addition of pineapple.

Green Passion Mocktail (RM25)

Mai Tai Cocktail (RM28)

Enjoy your food and drinks while the live band performs some classic and pop songs for your enjoyment.

2013 BBT One Restaurant & Bar 
(beside Premiere Hotel, not far from AEON Bukit Tinggi)

Lebuh Batu Nilam 2,
Bandar Bukit Tinggi,
41200 Klang, Selangor.

Contact number:

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sazori Shabu Zone & Grill @ Sunway Mentari, Petaling Jaya

Sunway Mentari has been a hotspot for steamboat or hotpot outlets. With numerous brands come and go, I have nearly lost track on the updates and trends of the latest eateries available for choice. Introducing the new market player Sazori, situated at a rather quite zone of Sunway Mentari just opposite Restoran Murni, parking was a breeze during lunchtime on weekends.

The selling points of Sazori are the flexibility of individual shabu-shabu pot, grilling and Japanese style broth namely Ponzu soup.

Choices of broth :

-Ponzu Soup
Savoury with a tinge of sourness, not a bad choice if you want something different other than the coventional broths served in usual steamboat places.

-Clear Chicken Soup
Light for the tastebuds, good flavours compilation towards the end from various ingredients as you can hardly go wrong with this.

-Tom Yum Soup
Just average, one sip and we knew it's made from tom yum paste. Not too bad either, could do with more fragrance by adding lemongrass or lime leaves.

-Beef Soup

I had both tom yum and clear chicken soup, the latter was essential to determine the freshness of ingredients served.

We started with some appetizers while waiting for the goodies to be cooked in our choice of broth.

 Chicken Gyoza

Decent fillings while the gyoza skin could be crispier and less mushy.

Chuka Idako needs no introduction as it is a popular Japanese octopus delight.

Dipping sauces play an important role in bringing out or enhancing flavours of various ingredients too. Sazori did well on their homemade sauces especially peanut sauce & sesame sauce. Both had a nutty and hint of sweetness which opens up appetite easily. You can go for your mixture of own sauces too- spring onions, fried garlic, fried shallots, groundnuts, chilli padi, soya sauce, vinegar. 

Free flow of protein boost- marinated chicken, beef bacon strips, chicken ham, slice lamb and sliced beef. Other than marinated chicken which is being circulated on the Kaiten belt, the others are served upon order.

Beef slices

Lamb slices

Chicken Ham

Although the sliced lamb requires slightly more of jaw exercise, they are good for both grilling & dipping into the broth, further accentuated with sesame & peanut sauce. Good thing that the lamb slices did not have gamey taste too.

Seafood selections- scallop, prawns, mussels, bamboo clams, calamari rings, Dory fish. The bamboo clams were rather salty, perhaps need longer soaking process in water to pull out excess sea salt. I liked the scallops as they were satisfyingly fresh, while the prawns were decent.

You can expect to find the usual processed items such as cheesy tofu, fishballs, seafood taufu, beef balls and others as well. Not as extensive as other places but good enough as the fresh meats made up for it.

Vegetables, tofu & mushrooms selection: Leafy greens, broccoli, pumpkins and yam. I really loved the yam slices as good quality ones are picked, proven by the excellent texture and yam fragrance.


Noodles for carbohydrate satisfactions.

Drinks, fruits & jelly served nicely in the refrigerator. There is also refillable hot/cold green tea as an option.

Sazori did not neglect on their ice cream flavours and quality too- my pick was chocolate and yam flavor. I was delighted to find tiny bits of yam in the smooth ice cream texture. Sprinkle some groundnuts and you are good to go!

The only setback in Sazori is the rather small and less comfortable seats. Maintained quality of food served and promoting their specialty of Ponzu soup are essential to keep customers coming back for more.

Pricing as below:

Lunch: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
1. Buffet & Grill
Adult RM 31.90
Kids (Below 120 cm) RM 19.90
Senior Citizen (60 years old & above) RM 21.90
2. Buffet only
Adult: RM 26.90
Kids (Below 120 cm) RM 18.90
Senior Citizen (60 years old & above) RM 21.90

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
1.  Buffet & Grill
Adult: RM 38.00
Kids (Below 120 cm) RM 24.00
Senior Citizen (60 years old & above) RM 26.90
2. Buffet only
Adult: RM 34.00
Kids (Below 120 cm) RM 22.00
Senior Citizen (60 years old & above) RM 26.90

Do take note that maximum dining time is 120 mins (2 hours). 

LocationB-G-3A, Block B, 
No 1, Jalan PJS 8/15, 
Arena Mentari 
46150 Petaling Jaya, 

Opening Hours:
Mon - Thu: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Contact Number:
03-5887 2843