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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Category: Johor

Rowan and Parsley, Johor Bahru

English

In love with wild herbs and spices in your food? Or are you, perhaps, just someone who loves a good hearty meal? Either way, Rowan & Parsley Food Atelier’s the place for you! Tucked within a light industrial estate along Jalan Kota, the “Plant to plate” concept restaurant is easily recognizable with its majestic, arch iron gates by the front. Step inside and you’ll be greeted by an enchanted garden filled with budding fruit trees and lush greenery comprising of edible herbs and flowers, and these goes right onto your plates!

Grown from a garden and served fresh on a plate, this is the concept of Rowan & Parsley in a 9,000 sq. ft. space. Having always enjoyed eating home grown ingredients flavoured with exotic herbs, co-owner Sam Soon, who was also a kampong boy from Pahang, took this as an inspiration and diligently spent almost two years building up the restaurant’s green sanctuary. With the wide variety of edible herbs and spices decorating the grounds along the peripheral fence and at the back of the restaurant, his devotion and care is undoubtable.

From wooden tables to a staircase made of wrought iron, the restaurant sports a modern set of furnishings and has been specifically designed with metal fixings to give it an industrial theme. The contemporary glass walls around the perimeters of the restaurant also gives a magnificent view of the outdoor garden, and we found ourselves basking in the natural sunlight that permeated through the walls, while being in the comfort of an air-conditioned area. As evening approaches, you can trace the constellations in the night sky and relax under the moonlight as you dine at their outdoor alfresco area.

Craving for both Japanese and Western food? We’ve got you covered! Known for their fusion food, their main course of Unagi Aglio Olio is perfect for pampering yourself. Served simple with al dente linguine and cooked-to-perfection unagi, the dish is garnished with edible mustard sprouts, holding an aromatic zest of spiciness from chilli flakes and garlic flavouring. A definite must try on our list!

If that hasn’t left your tummy feeling fully satisfied, their signature main course of Grilled Poulet will certainly not disappoint you! Who could resist a good ol’ tender grilled chicken thigh? What’s more, one that is drizzled in a savoury brown sauce, with a delectable aftertaste of fresh mushrooms, tomatoes and chicken stock! Served with creamy mashed purple yam and sautéed vegetables, take a bite of them together if you are feeling adventurous, and indulge your taste buds with a yummy burst of flavours.

简体中文

爱上了食物中狂野奔放的香草和香料味道?抑或,你纯粹是一个爱着用心料理的饕客?无论前者或后者,Rowan & Parsley Food Atelier’s 都能满足你!走进Jalan Kota一个轻型工业园区内,这一家实行“现摘现上碟”概念的餐厅,门前矗立着辨识度极高的宏伟拱形铁闸门。一脚踏入,你会发现自己身处一个迷人花园,里面竖立着含苞待放的果树,绿茵茵的绿化区内也种满了可以食用的香草和花朵,之后它们会以食物的姿态,呈现在你的餐碟上!

自家种植并现摘现上碟的餐饮概念,在Rowan & Parsley这一个9000平方尺大的地方应运而生。出身于彭亨乡下的老板之一Sam Soon,一直以来喜欢享用自家种植食材和异国香菜,他从这个体验中汲取灵感,花了近两年的时间埋头苦干,打造了这一家餐厅的绿化圣殿。在餐厅后花园,以及沿着餐厅周边围墙的地面上,众多可食用香草和香料的植物品种遍布满地,Sam Soon在这方便所倾注的用心确实无容置疑。

从木制餐桌到锻铁楼梯,这家餐厅添置了全套现代风格的家私,当中特别加入了金属配件,为空间营造了一股工业风格。围绕着餐厅的当代风格玻璃墙,让人把户外花园的景色尽收眼底。透过这面玻璃墙,我们能沐浴在自然太阳光底下,同时享受室内的凉爽空调。夜幕低垂时,你可以在他们的露天用餐区,远望满天繁星的夜空细数星座,并在一片醉人的月光下惬意地享用珍肴。

同时渴望西餐和日本料理?让我们来为你推荐!以混合创意料理闻名遐,他们的主菜Unagi Aglio Olio是你犒赏自己的完美选项。简单并富有弹性的意大利面搭配顶级鳗鱼料理,这道菜以可食用芥末芽作点缀,再加上辣椒片和大蒜的完美衬托,令热情风味满溢,是一道必尝的佳肴!

若这还不足以完全满足你的食欲,他们的招牌烤鸡绝不会让你失望而归!谁能够抗拒一个鲜美多汁的烤鸡腿呢?更不用说,这个烤鸡腿被沉浸在风味独特的褐色酱料里,还搭配了令人回味无穷的新鲜蘑菇、番茄和鸡浓汤!这道餐点搭配了紫芋泥和清炒青菜,如果你勇于尝试,可以两者同时进食,任由你的味蕾浸淫在回味无穷的至高美食享受。

Sips Cafe, Johor Bahru

English

Delicately tucked away in an alley at Jalan Bukit Meldrum is a timeless personality—Sips Cafe. Just 5 minutes away from City Square JB, Sips Cafe screams classic English romance with its warm orange-red hued exterior and distinctively white grid windows. At night, its signboard comes to life with its illuminating yellow light. A British colonial architecture and a modern take on its inside is indeed a blend of old and new.

Amidst the untiring rife of daily life, pull up at this bistro and have your worries watered down with their affordable yet rich range of food and drinks. For lunch, pick up some value yet generous lunch sets and good old coffee. Weekday set lunches includes Chicken Chop, Pizza and Pasta. Regulars especially recommend their tangy Seafood Tomato soup and Chicken Chop. If you still have stomach to spare or crave for something sweet, try their delectable range of cakes. With crispy thin-crust pizzas sized at XXXL to boot, this place is also a pizza-lover’s dreams.

Sips is nothing short of entertaining and fun with recreational activities like darts and pool, accompanied with several LCD screens and a small stage for live music performances—bring your family, your friends and colleagues for a great time! Chill with their stock of wines, beers and liquor at their bar or as you lay back on their comfortable seats.

An alfresco dining experience is also available with a large projection screen for watching sports and other entertainment, so whether you dine inside or outside, you are in good hands.

Sips Cafe is every bit of richness, from its décor to food and to its ambience.  A real gem just a few steps away from JB CIQ.

 

简体中文

在Bukit Meldrum路的小巷中巧妙地隐藏着的是一个不被时光所淘汰的地标- Sips咖啡馆。从新山城市广场仅五分钟路程的Sips咖啡馆以它温和的橙红色色调的外观以及那独特的白格窗户,洋溢着经典的英式浪漫。英国殖民建筑搭配着摩登的室内设计也形成了新旧的混合体。

在不懈日常生活中的当儿,把脚步停歇在这小酒馆, 让它经济实惠和多姿多彩的食饮减轻您的忧虑。午餐时间可选择既物有所值又丰富的午餐套餐及美味咖啡。周日的午餐套餐选择包括鸡扒,比萨饼和意塔利面食。Sips那芳香扑鼻的番茄海鲜汤和鸡扒可是常客的特别推荐。若还吃得下或渴望吃些甜点的话,可以尝试Sips一系列会让您垂涎的美味糕点。加上拥有特特特大的松脆薄皮比萨饼,这个地方简直是比萨饼爱好者的美梦成真。

同时间,Sips 也不缺乏娱乐与乐趣。这里的休闲活动包括投飞镖和台球也有许多的LCD荧幕和一个小舞台可供现场音乐表演。所以就携带家人,朋友或同事一起到这儿来共享欢乐时光!在松懈生活的当儿,也可在它们的酒吧或舒适的座位,享用着库存中的红白酒,啤酒和其他酒类。

不仅如此,Sips也提供户外用餐饮体验。户外的大投影屏幕可让户外餐饮者观看体育和其他娱乐节目。所以,无论您是在户内或户外饮餐都没问题。

Sips咖啡馆不论是装饰,饮食或气氛都格外的浓郁,简直是不离葇佛CIQ几步的珍宝。

Bahasa Malay

Di lorong dekat Jalan Bukit Medlrum, tersembunyi suatu tempat yang mempunyai keaslian tersendiri-Sips Café. Terletak hanya lima minit dari City Square Jb, Sips Café menggabungkan suasana romantika Inggeris klasik dengan warna jingga kemerahan pada luarannya dan tingkap putih yang amat menonjolkan perbezaan warnanya. Pada waktu malam pula, papan tanda menghidupkan suasana dengan cahaya kuning meneranginya. Seni bina bangunan kolonial British ini dengan hiasan moden di dalamannya, sememangnya adalah campuran zaman dulu dan sekarang.

Di tengah hiruk pikuk  dan kesibukan kehidupan ; singgah sebentar ke bistro ini untuk menenangkan fikiran sambil menikmati pelbagai makanan dan minuman, yang bukan sahaja lazat rasanya tapi berpatutan harganya. Untuk makan tengah hari pula terdapat pilihan tepat dengan harga set makanan yang berbaloi disamping minuman kopi. Hari biasa pula, pilihan set makan tengah hari, mereka menghidangkan makanan seperti Chicken Chop, Pizza dan Pasta. Kebanyakkan pelanggan tetap Sips Café akan mengesyorkan sup tomato makanan laut dan Chicken Chop mereka. Jika anda masih mampu untuk mengisi perut lagi dan mengidamkan sesuatu yang manis, cubalah bermacam-macam kek mereka yang sedap-sedap.Tempat ini juga dikenali dan menjadi impian ramai peminat pizza kerana kerangupan pizza nipisnya yang bersaiz XXXL.

Sips juga tidak kurang dengan hiburan yang menyeronokkan dan aktiviti rekreasi seperti dart dan permainan pool berserta beberapa skrin LCD dan sebuah pentas kecil untuk persembahan musik secara langsung.- bawalah keluarga, sahabat handai atau rakan kerja anda untuk bergembira! Sambil bersantai di tempat duduk yang selesa, boleh juga menikmati koleksi wain, bir dan minuman keras lain di bar mereka.

Menjamu selera di kawasan terbuka juga boleh didapati dengan skrin unjuran besar untuk menonton sukan dan rancangan hiburan yang lain. Tidak kira sama ada anda menjamu selera di dalam atau di luar, yang pasti anda berada dalam jagaan yang baik.

Sips Café sememangnya amat kaya dengan hiasannya hingga ke makanan dan suasana sekelilingnya. Sudah tentu ia bak  permata yang hanya beberapa langkah dari JB CIQ.

Top Recommended Cafe: JWC The Factory, Johor Bahru

Nestled amongst the enclaves of Mount Austin, with a multitude of cafes, stands Just Want Coffee. Being the first cafe in Malaysia to have imported a coffee roasting machine, it sets the bar for premium roasted beans that are not just aromatic, but full of body and flavour when brewed.

The juxtaposition of modern and traditional is captured in the way Just Want Coffee has designed this branch, known as The Factory 30. Furnished with an industrial vintage look in mind, it is housed in an actual factory complete with an actual shutter and containers in its surrounding. At first glance, faced with a big, grey shutter, one may be confused as to where the entrance of the cafe is. That is just the pseudo entrance and cafe hoppers will have to go in through the glass door on the left of the shutters.

With so much hype on the outlook and hipster vibe of this place, it is comforting to know that the coffee as well as food does not disappoint.

Thanks to K-drama, korean fried chicken is all the rage now.  The korean fried chicken here is crispy on the outside and fresh, tender and juicy on the inside.  They have thoughtfully provided some salad for balance as well as a disposable glove for clean eating.

The JWC signature japanese curry rice is so filling!  It comes with a delicious chicken cutlet, sticky japanese rice, and come drizzled with savoury japanese curry.

If you do make a trip to Just Want Coffee, you’ll not want to pass up a delectable slice of their signature tiramisu cake. The spongy layers, infused with liquor and generously soaked with aromatic coffee, sit between rich mascarpone custard and whipped cream. This mouth-watering treat is served frozen, perfect on a hot and humid day in JB.

Despite the hassle of having to navigate to this area, Just Want Coffee has met all my expectations of a delightfully indie cafe with a delectable menu. Thus, I would most definitely return to this place for a quiet afternoon siesta over spectacular coffee and perhaps a Tiramisu.

Restaurant name: Just Want Coffee, The Factory 30
Address:  No 30, Jln Mutiara Emas 5/3, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru
Maphttp://goo.gl/maps/r3Qnc
GPS: 1.547554,103.776383
Hours: 2:00pm to 12:00 midnight

No pork, no lard, no Halal cert

 

Top Recommended Dessert: Creamery Boutique Ice cream, Johor Bahru

Creamery Boutique Ice-Cream JB is where sweet tooth craving is fulfilled. Situated at Mount Austin, Creamery is a revolutionary ice-cream parlor that serves premium homemade ice cream with a passion.

Creamery Boutique Ice-cream JB pride themselves on their inspirational ice-cream flavors as well as providing a fresh spin on some old favorites. All our recipes are original, exclusive, and personally developed to include a unique Creamery twist. Their signature local flavors include Guinness Stout, Thai Ice Tea, and Matcha.

As delicious as it sounds, Creamer boutique Ice-Cream JB is not all about the ice cream! Imagine putting one, or two scoops of our creamy ice cream on a freshly baked lava cookie: Red Velvet (red velvet cookie with cream cheese lava filling) or the Choco lava (chocolate chip lava cookie with cream cheese lava filling). Warm filling crashing with cold ice cream, soft cookie mixing with smooth ice cream, different flavors melting into one – your ultimate ice cream experience!

Creamery Boutique Ice-Cream JB’s message is one of genuine passion.  They believe in using only the freshest ingredients, the most innovative recipes, and producing in small batches in order to maintain the exceptional quality of their ice creams and cookies. Come and create your own Creamery experience today!

Creamery Boutique Ice-Cream JB

Opening Hours:
Monday – Tuesday 2:00PM – 10:00PM
Thursday – Sunday 2:00PM – 10:00PM
(Closed on Wednesday)
Address:
3, Jalan Austin Heights 8/3
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia

Tel: +60 7362 1300

Top Recommended Cafe: Maco cafe and Bakery, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Sutera Utama

Maco Café: Your home away from home

Have you been too busy to prepare a good, home-cooked meal lately? Perhaps you’ve been travelling extensively and have had little time to grab more than a sandwich on your way to your next meeting. Or perhaps you’ve been feeling a bit glum, and are looking for some pick-me-up food to warm your stomach and your heart?

You need not look too hard because Maco Café offers you the chance to do all these – and more – with its wide selection of food and drink that takes you right back to the comfort of your own home.

One of the must-try items is Maco’s signature chicken chops, made from choice slices of chicken thigh that is first baked, then pan-seared, and served with mouth-watering mushroom and peppercorn sauce.

Got a sweet tooth? The Mille crepe cakes are one of the café’s best-selling desserts, and the light, fluffy cream within these layered concoctions are crisp and delicious without overwhelming the palate.

These are just a few of Maco’s tasty treats that will surely remind you of your mom’s comfort cooking. The variety of menu items from satisfying soups to pipping hot pasta to energizing sandwiches will surely give you a taste of home – whatever that may be for you.

What is the secret to all the yummy goodness in the food served at Maco Café? Chef Maco himself makes sure that each dish is created to perfection, using his decade-long experience serving up food and pastries in the best hotels in Singapore, and marrying that with his desire to serve the best food – even the ordinary, ‘everyday’ kind that you can find at home. His goal is to ensure that your every bite will delight.

So the next time you are looking for a taste of home, drop by Maco Café. Maco Café offers a full cafe menu from appetisers, mains, desserts to hot and cold beverages.

Address: 65, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Phone: +60 7-556 8490

Hours: Monday to Friday 12:30-11:00 (10:30 Last Order) | Saturday 11:00-12:30 (12:00 Last Order) | Sunday 11:00-11:00 (10:30 Last Order)

No pork, no lard, no Halal cert


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