Zuan Yuan

Special thanks to One World Hotel for extending this food review invitation.

Besides Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel has another dining outlet called Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant (钻苑). For the convenience of customers who do not wish leave the comfort of home, Zuan Yuan recently introduced a special takeaway menu that covers over 30 dishes.
Combo Set A allows customers to pick any 3 dishes for RM90.00 net, while Combo Set B offers any 4 dishes for RM120.00 net. The à la carte price for each dish is RM35.00 net. Most dishes come with steamed rice.
Accompanying each delivery package is a thank you card that lists all staff members involved in cooking, packing and delivering the food. Out of an abundance of caution, the body temperature of each person is indicated too.
Crispy roasted duck is one of Zuan Yuan's signature dishes. The duck is served with its golden skin intact; the skin itself is part of the delicacy. Sweet bean sauce and chili sauce complement the duck pretty well.
Sweet & sour chicken is another classic Chinese dish. Bite-size pieces of chicken are cooked with onions, capsicum and a tangy sauce based on vinegar. The dish is quite appetizing overall.
Next is a serving of wok-fried grass prawns coated with butter oats. The shrimps are fresh indeed. The oatmeal coating makes the dish ever so enjoyable. Also present are curry leaves that lend their lovely aroma.
The final dish is braised assorted seafood with bean curd. Key ingredients include squids, prawns, tofu, mushrooms, carrots and peas. The dish is served with savory gravy that holds all ingredients together.
To order from Zuan Yuan's takeaway menu, simply call (+60) 17-262 8835 or drop a WhatsApp message to (+60) 17-262 8835. The restaurant provides free delivery to selected areas in Klang Valley. Delivery can be made any time between 11:00am and 9:00pm. There is no minimum order required.
Name: Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant (钻苑)
Address: One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7681-1159
Business hours: 12:00pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm (Monday-Friday), 10:00am-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm (Saturday-Sunday)
Website: http://www.oneworldhotel.com.my/restaurants/zuan-yuan-chinese-restaurant
Coordinates: 3.14728 N, 101.61747 E
Directions: One World Hotel is located at Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya, right next to 1 Utama Shopping Centre. The hotel is accessible from First Avenue off Dataran Bandar Utama. Zuan Yuan is located at the Lobby Level. The hotel has basement parking.


Special thanks to The Federal Kuala Lumpur for extending this food review invitation.

Kontiki is a Polynesian-theme dining outlet in The Federal Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant serves a combination of Asian and Western flavors with special emphasis on barbecue.
In conjunction with the Muslim month of Ramadan, Kontiki is offering Selera Kampung Tiki for takeaway and delivery. The festive menu has 8 set meals, each highlighting the forte of each chef.
Customers can opt for the Selera Kampung Tiki half set (RM68.00 net including delivery) which feeds 2 to 3 people, or the Selera Kampung Tiki full set (RM118.00 including delivery) for 4 to 6 people.
Shown here is a half set of Set 1. The meal comprises of Federal yellow glutinous rice, rendang, acar rampai berempah, kerabu ayam, mango pudding, buah kurma (sweet palm dates) and bottled fruit juice.
Customers who choose Set 1 have a choice of either chicken, beef or mutton rendang; we opted for chicken. Marinated with spices, the poultry dish is immensely flavorful.
Acar rampai berempah consists of julienned carrot and cucumber pickled with vinegar and spices. The dish is quite soggy; it would be nice if the vegetables were crunchier.
Kerabu ayam is a spicy salad of shredded chicken and fiery spices. The amount of chicken is generous indeed!
Next in line is a half set of Set 3. The meal contains Chef Fitri bukhari rice, lamb leg, vegetable curry, kerabu kacang botol, mango payasam, buah kurma and bottled fruit juice.
Chef Fitri bukhari rice is cooked with stock and spices, making it delightfully tasty. The rice dish also contains sultana raisins, chili peppers, onions and fried shallots.
The lamb leg is roasted to perfection. The meat remains juicy and tender especially with a squeeze of lime. The mint raita also help to accentuate the succulent lamb flavor.
Vegetable curry is reasonably creamy thanks to coconut milk. Besides assorted vegetables, the curry includes tofu too.
Kerabu kacang botol contains winged beans, cherry tomatoes, shallots and minced chicken. The side dish is extremely spicy due to the presence of cili padi (bird's eye chili).
Selera Kampung Tiki is offered from 24 April 2020 to 25 May 2020. Customers can order either half set and or full set through Fave. Delivery is limited to Klang Valley only.

Name: Kontiki
Address: The Federal Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2148-9166
Business hours: 24 hours
Website: http://www.kontiki.com.my
Coordinates: 3.14428 N, 101.70883 E
Directions: The Federal Kuala Lumpur is located at Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur, but the hotel's main entrance is at the opposite side of the building. Kontiki is located at the Mezzanine Level. Parking is available at Plaza Low Yat.

Hua Wang Steamed Fish Head

Tonight's dinner takes us to Hua Wang Steamed Fish Head (华旺蒸鱼头) near Klang Parade. The eatery used to operate in the residential area on the other side of Jalan Meru.
As the name implies, the Chinese restaurant specializes in Fish Head dishes. There are several cooking methods; we opted for Asam Fish Head (阿叁鱼头, RM32.00). The choice of fish is bighead carp (松鱼), a relatively affordable freshwater fish. The fish is served with sweet-and-spicy gravy, tomatoes and lady's fingers (okra).
Also served this evening is Oyster Sauce Hong Kong Kai Lan (蚝油香港芥兰, RM9.00). The vegetable leaf has glossy leaves, thick stems and yellow flower heads. Fried garlic serve to enhance the aroma of this steamed dish.
Bean Sprout & Salted Fish (蚝油芽菜咸鱼, RM9.00) is another popular and inexpensive dish. It is fried with oyster sauce.
The dishes at Hua Wang Steamed Fish Head are reasonably good. This explains why the restaurant is quite popular among locals. For our next visit, we should try other versions of Fish Head dishes such as Steamed Fish Head (清蒸鱼头), Ginger Fish Head (姜茸鱼头) and Bean Paste Fish Head (酱蒸鱼头).

Address: 26, Pelangi Avenue, Jalan Kelicap 42A, 41050 Klang, Selangor
Contact: 016-392-1260
Business hours: 5:30pm-10:00pm, closed on Tuesdays

Two Pesos

Two Pesos (两披索靓汤) is a famous hot pot restaurant in SS2, Petaling Jaya. Customers often have to wait in long queues during peak hours.
Originating in Taiwan, the restaurant's name reflects the fact that the two founders first met in the Philippines. Two Pesos claims to be the most popular hot pot restaurant chain in Taiwan.
Sacha Value Pot (沙茶经济锅, RM14.90) comes with pork, fried fish, fishcakes, crab sticks, tofu, mushrooms and vegetables. The soup is prepared from sacha paste (沙茶酱), which contains peanuts, dried shrimps, fish, garlic and shallots. The soup has a savory taste with mild spiciness. Soup refill is free of charge.
Next, Milky Seafood Pot (牛奶海鲜锅, RM22.80) contains fresh milk. This makes the soup tasty to the very last drop. Seafood ingredients included in the meal are fish, prawns, squids and clams. Meatballs, fishcakes, tofu, mushrooms and vegetables are provided too.
For each serving of hot pot, customers can choose between rice and noodle. One can also opt for Braised Pork Rice (卤肉饭) for RM3.90 extra. Meanwhile, recommended dipping sauces for hot pots are sacha paste, bean paste (豆辣酱) and chili sauce (辣椒酱).
We placed an order of Taiwanese Crispy Chicken (香脆盐酥鸡, RM8.90). The snack is deep-fried with a crispy coating made from flour, salt, sugar, pepper and chili powder. The bite-size chicken pieces come with fried basil leaves, pickled vegetables and chili sauce.
The food taste at Two Pesos is remarkably good. We look forward to tasting the Two Pesos Stone Pot (两披索石头锅) and Two Pesos BBQ Pot (双舞烧烤锅) during our next visit!

Address: 7, Jalan SS 2/67, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7865-2072
Business hours: 12:00pm-11:00pm