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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018

Category: Dining/ Food/ Restaurant

Top Recommended Cafe Johor Bahru: Vburg Cafe

For the vegetarian, someone who are looking for meat-free foods or even someone who are out to try new foods, this is definitely something you would not want to miss out.  VBurg Boulangerie Café is located in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah!

This special café, run by a group of food lovers who believed in serving the best food out of their creativity to their customers. The interior and set-up of the café brings out a simplicity yet cosy feel to make customers feels like home when they patronised the place. What makes this café unique is meal-free foods are served although eggs and milk are being used to prepare the dish. Moreover, the wide variety products, freshness of the baked cakes & pastries are bound to trigger your senses and tickle your taste buds once you are about to enter into the café.

In VBurg Boulangerie Café, Otah croissant is one of their most popular dish among customers. The dish is special in such a way that the otah spices are mixed with tofu to bring out smooth and spicy texture. The otah cream on top of the croissant is cold while the inside is hot. You can feel the different sensations oozing in your mouth which makes you want to have another bite!

Some of their bestsellers are the “Otak-Otak Croissant”, which is the vegetarian version, “Salt and Pepper Monkey Head Mushroom topped with Special Thai Chili Sauce”, “Breakfast Set” which comes together with a croissant, a frankfurter, slice of ham (soy based), grilled tomatoes, and cup of hot café latte. Are you feeling hungry and can’t wait to try it out?

Top Recommended Restaurant Johor Bahru: New Zealand Unlimited Restaurants

New Zealand Unlimited Restaurants bring the tastes of New Zealand to the stomachs of people wherever they are located. It is impossible to be disappointed by them, trust this chain of restaurants to present to you the varied flavours of New Zealand in fun and innovative methods.

The menu is crafted with the stars of New Zealand’s produce in mind, of course, by their local Head Chef. The only constants are the classic dishes, who had won their spots in the menu as customer favourites.

With his/her creativity and knowledge of local produce, the Head Chef adjusts the menu according to the seasons. The ever-evolving menu provides customers with a little surprise every visit.

Fancy a tipple to pair with your mains? New Zealand Unlimited Restaurants has a decent alcohol list to suit different types of drinkers. Wines, sourced from New Zealand’s vineyards and wineries, are meticulously selected to pair with the menu items. Selecting a glass of wine may be tricky for some, but fret not, the service staff will kindly guide you through to find a glass that’s comfortable for you and your taste buds.

If wine isn’t your style, there’s also a wide array of cocktails at the bar. Watch the bartenders concoct a potion to satisfy your alcoholic cravings, who can resist a time-honoured Gin & Tonic as well as a cute bartender?  Steinlager, a classic New Zealand pale lager, is ready on the tap for a refreshing end to your meal. Craft beer, trending all over the globe, is also highly promoted in the restaurant. As hipster-sounding some of the beer names are, the selection of bottled craft beers is ready to tease out your inner-hipster as you go through each bottle.

Your pleasant experience begins the moment you are brought to your table by the friendly service staff, through the menu, the meal and the drinks. Be prepared to be amazed by all your senses in the span of your meal time, enjoy!

Top Recommended Restaurant Bangkok: Gaggan

Having opened in 2010, it only took four short years for Gaggan Anand to bring his eponymous restaurant to global recognition. The restaurant made top 10 consecutively in the last 3 years on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and remains the only Indian restaurant to make it on the list.

So what will Gaggan be remembered for? Its gorgeous architecture, for one, is something to look back on. The two-storey colonial style building sports a good few floor-length window panes, giving curious pedestrians a glimpse into the restaurant’s interior. In the daytime, this serves the practical purpose of allowing plenty of natural light into the room, although the better view is arguably during nightfall – when warm lighting within the restaurant shines through the window panes, like a lantern giving the dim streets its glow.

Never one to disappoint, the exterior is not the only view Gaggan has to offer. The cooking process itself is possibly just as important as the completed dish, which is why gastronomes mostly prefer a dining experience at the chef’s table, the equivalent to a front row seat to a MasterChef live shoot. At Gaggan’s, however, there is the option to make your dining experience extra special. Just a level above the chef’s table, a recently opened dining space known as ‘The Lab’ can be found. Equipped with freeze dryers and the brain of a mastermind, this is where Anand experiments with his magic touch – bringing new life to ingredients with his ways in molecular gastronomy.

And his innovative dishes are just a little short of peculiar. That said, we give him credit for letting the average commoner ease into the hardly-normal affair, with his introductory dish being a pickled cherry soda, served in a test-tube thrust into a bucket of ice. A familiar enough flavour for one not to be too taken aback, yet with that extra little something that reminded us that this is nothing close to a visit to our everyday diner.

Next in line – a spiced yoghurt sphere – was also of similar nature.

Then came the surprises – combinations that never occurred to us – that we adored. No one could stop gushing about how the uncooked curry cookie was simply decadent, or how the spicy pork vindaloo had such robust and full-bodied flavour.

So what will Gaggan be remembered for? The answer is straightforward and has been there for all to see. Its mastermind, its mad scientist, its magician, and most of all, its chef. Anand. And no matter his future endeavours, we wish him the best of luck.

After all, it goes without saying, that wherever Anand is, there will be magic.

Eugene’s Grocery, Johor Bahru

English

Looking for a place to get the best meats in Johor Bahru? Eugene’s Grocery is number one on our list. Nestled in Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, the store imports and distributes fresh and chilled meat but never frozen below -20ºC to ensure freshness. This guarantees the flavour and quality of the proteins you get, enabling you to cook up a storm for a special occasion or even just a delicious everyday meal. Fresh ingredients are always a top priority for a tasty meal.

A main highlight of Eugene’s Grocery is their beef, imported from countries such as USA, Australia, New Zealand and of course, Japan.

Want something low-fat and low-calorie? New Zealand grass-fed beef is your pick. Want something tender and juicy? Japanese Wagyu beef is the recognized world-wide to be the best. Japanese Wagyu beef is genetically predisposed to intense marbling and melts-in-the-mouth and Eugene’s Grocery has Grade A5 Japanese Wagyu, which is the highest grade possible.  The A5 here is truly world-class, just as good as those you find in Paris, London etc.

The store is not only the go-to for freshly chilled meat varieties, they provide fresh foods such as wide varieties of pasta, and seafood. On top of the cost of the meat/ seafood, you can add a nominal and the expert chef prepares the meat/ seafood just the way you like it for you to enjoy right here in the deli.  I wholly recommend their lobsters from Boston.  Kept live in a tank till you buy it, you can really taste the “fresh-off-the-sea” sensation in these crustaceans.

Well-known for their impeccable service, you can also pick up ingredients easily from the day’s menu over the counter.

If ogling at the different kinds of grub makes you a little hungry, Eugene’s Grocery also serves delectable western cuisines on the spot. We hear that the steak, burgers and ribs are mouth-watering.

You can find Eugene’s Grocery at: No.16 Jalan Perang Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru

简体中文

您在找新山最好的肉食品商店吗?Eugene食品商店是您最好的选择。坐落在Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi的这家食品商店进出口新鲜和冷却的肉类食品。为了确保新鲜,绝不会在零下20度以下冷藏。这样也确保了食物蛋白质的口味和质量,让您可以在特别的场合做出一桌美食,又或者只是一道美味的家庭料理。对一道美味的菜肴来说,新鲜的食材永远是最重要的。

Eugene食品商店最推荐的就是牛肉。他们的牛肉是从美国,澳大利亚,新西兰进口的,当然也少不了日本。

如果你想要低脂肪低卡路里的牛肉,新西兰的食草牛肉是您的最佳选择。如果您想要鲜嫩多汁的牛肉,日本和牛是世界公认最好的。日本和牛天生就有有鲜明的大理石花纹和入口即化的口感,而Eugene食品商店有现有最高级别A5级别的日本和牛。这里的和牛真真确确是世界级的标准,和您在法国和伦敦等地买到的一样。

这家食品商店不只提供多种新鲜冷却的肉类,也提供意大利面食,海鲜等种类繁多的新鲜食物。如果您在买肉或者海鲜的价钱上,象征性地加一点,他们的名厨可以按照您想要的方式为您烹饪,让您可以在店内享受美食。我非常推荐他们的波斯顿龙虾。他们将虾饲养在水缸里,您可以真正品尝到那壳里面“刚出海”的鲜味。

他们店里的服务无可挑剔,您也可以在柜台从日常菜单中轻松地挑选食材。

如果挑选这些食物让您觉得有点饿了,Eugene食品商店也提供现成的西式美食。听说那里的牛排,汉堡和肋骨让人垂涎三尺。

Eugene食品商店的地址是:No.16 Jalan Perang Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru,您这里在这里找到他们。

Top Recommended Chinese Restaurant Johor Bahru: Wan Li (Renaissance Hotel)

Looking for a place to have a grand celebration at? Planning for an important business meeting? Or simply looking to have a satisfying family dinner, at a location where even your pickiest relatives won’t make a sound? Well, look no further, because Wan Li Chinese Restaurant has got you covered.

Located in the Renaissance Hotel Johor Baru, this Cantonese fine-dining restaurant is the ideal location for almost any event that you can think of! And don’t be fooled by the luxurious setting – the food, surprisingly, comes at an extremely affordable pricing for a fine-dining meal.

For a most affordable price, you can truly, really have the FEAST of your life.  The following package is available at only around RM$300 per pax.  Gasp!  Is there a better deal in this whole world?

Wan Li Five Combination Deluxe Lobster Platter Platter

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Double boiled Village Chicken Soup with American Ginseng

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Roasted Crispy Mango Peking Duck with Traditional Condiments

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Salted Baked Village Chicken

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Crisp-fried Fillet of Cod Fish with Fragrant Garlic and Teriyaki Sauce

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Chef’s Signature oil poached Pontian Pomfret with superior sauce

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Seared King Prawns with Superior Soy Sauce

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Signature Wasabi Prawns with Fresh Mango

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Fried Organic Red Rice with Pine Nuts, Chicken and Mixed Vegetables

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Cantonese Style Seafood Hor Fun

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Steamed Shanghai “Xiao Long Bao”

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Baked Barbeque Chicken Puff

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Superior Har Kao with Water Chestnut

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Steamed Barbeque Chicken Buns

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Chilled Mango Puree with Pomelo serves with Golden Custard Bun

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Chinese Tea

And before you ask, yes, the food’s pretty good, too!

One of the restaurant’s highlights would definitely be their Double-Boiled Ginseng Soup with Village Chicken.  The village chicken, having gone through the process of double-boiling, was absolutely tender and melted in our mouths. The soup itself contained various other nutritious ingredients and was fragrant, wholesome, and tasty to the core. 10/10 would recommend this when you drop by this restaurant.

Did you know that Wan Li serves up a variety of fresh seafood as well? A seafood dish is a must-have when you’re here, and our pick of the day was the Crisp-Fried Fillet of Cod Fish with Fragrant Garlic and Superior Soy Broth. The flesh itself was sweet and firm, owing to its state of freshness. Along with the savory and flavourful soy broth, this dish impressed us with its intricate harmony of tastes.

And, of course, how can we miss out the desserts? Starting with the Chilled Mango Puree & Pomelo, this dish impressed us with its mango-y goodness. One bite in and you can already tell how pure the puree is! None of that diluted, tasteless stuff that we so often get. The refreshing pomelo bits did a great job in balancing out the concentrated, tangy flavours of the mango as well. A match made in heaven, if you ask me.

Last but not least, a trip to any dim sum restaurant would be incomplete without some salted egg yolk buns. Aptly named the Golden Custard Bun, is it too much to say that even this common dish managed to impress us by quite a bit? Nestled within the freshly steamed bun, the salted egg yolk custard was just the right mix of savoury and sweet. Its consistency was just right as well – not too runny, not too solid, something that so many others seem to not quite get. Needless to say, Wan Li has got it down to the tee.

It was a wonderful afternoon at Wan Li Chinese Restaurant, what’s with all that goodness frolicking in our mouths. It’s definitely a place to check out if you ever want to get some superb Cantonese food, so drop by soon when that craving hits!


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