Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Black Canyon Restaurant, Alamanda - II

This was our second visit to the Black Canyon, Alamanda and our first iftar outing this Ramadhan. With buffet prices skyrocketing even at the most average of hotels (yes, Equatorial Hotel Bangi, we're talking about you), we would welcome places which offer good food at an affordable price. At Black Canyon, we eyed their set menus - for 4 persons at RM39.90 - it was acceptable. There were the four of us plus Helmy, so a set menu like that sounds just right.

We went for set D - and on the item was (eh, I'm getting my tenses mixed up here) - chicken green curry, spicy stir-fried combination of prawn, chicken and chili, stir-fried mixed vegetables with oyster sauce, stuffed omelette, steamed rice for 4 and add RM6 for 4 glasses of iced lemon tea.

First, the steamed rice was soft, fluffy and non-fragranced, which was great for me. The centrepiece dish - the green curry, though a bit strange because of its colour - was spicy but delicious. Helmy kata rasa macam masak lemak, perhaps maybe you can ask them to make it less spicy to suit your palate.

The stir-fried combo of prawn, chicken and chili was a hit-and-miss thing, the taste was okay but the presentation a bit mushy - kuahnya banyak sampai tak nampak isi. And we forgot to count how many prawns were in there.

The sayur campur and telur bungkus were also good, and complemented this set. They certainly selected the right companions for this set - you have some spice, some soury thing, some mushy thing - but most importantly it was delicious. Even the kids enjoyed it.

We ordered the ice-cream for dessert, can't remember the name though, - but we think the portion was a bit stingy. Half scoop saja kah..?

In a nutshell, it was a satisfying set meal, we do recommend you to pay Black Canyon a visit - we're sure you're gonna find something that fits your taste.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mama Chops & Papa Grill

This is not the first time we had a meal at the Mama Chops & Papa Grill outlet in Seksyen 8, Bandar Baru Bangi, but upon our visit this time, we discovered some new items on the menu. Other than their signatures - grilled chops, combos and chicken cheese - the outlet has added some rice and noodle set-meals, touted by the waiter, as local food cooked Western style (whatever that meant lah).

Wait a minute, we forgot the name of Mummy's meal.. maybe it was the Cantonese Style Kuey Teow Noodle - fried kuey teow in thick gravy, it looked more Chinese style than Western. But it was mouth-wateringly good - the gravy wasn't diluted and the kuey teow wasn't overcooked.

Daddy had the white rice with sweet and sour chicken - again, nothing Western here - but thankfully it was tasty. It was a welcomed addition to Mama Chops' menu. A little non-profit promo here - the noodle and rice will go at RM7.90 plus a drink, for the Ramadhan month.