Thursday, March 23, 2017

Asap Steamboat & Grill @ Puchong

Firing up Puchong's steamboat scene, Asap smokes the competition with a fun perspective to communal feasting, run by a family that has persevered in the fickle sector of food service since 2004, operating a catering business for more than a decade before launching this restaurant in December last year. Set in a renewable shipping container that took six months to refurbish, this is a spacious, striking sanctuary where the crowds mainly show up after sunset for alfresco dining by starlight.

All-you-can-eat dinners are Asap's raison d'etre: Every evening from six to midnight, the buffet counters are filled to flowing with plenty of raw protein - beef, chicken, lamb & fish are the scene stealers, distinctively available in an array of marinades that showcase various herbs & spices - plus prawns, squid & shellfish, & a dizzying diversity of sliced sausages, crab sticks, seafood cakes & yong tau foo, with no lack of eggs, noodles, mushrooms & vegetables to ensure no customer leaves hungry.

 Pile your plates with everything that catches your eye, from bamboo clams to quail eggs to carrots & broccoli - the experience costs RM33 an adult & RM16.50 for children between six & 12 years old, a reasonable rate in this era of ever-escalating costs.

You can choose to cook your food in the boiling steamboat or on the oil-slicked grill at the table, to savour both soupy comfort (in a selection of chicken broth or tom yum) or sizzling satisfaction in one meal. The meats prove tender & tasty, the seafood is fresh & fleshy, & the vegetables feel crisp & hefty, complemented by zesty sauces & textured dips.

Asap's kitchen also serves warm snacks as part of the buffet, with the crunchy-fried, bite-sized crabs as the addictive star attraction (pop 'em whole into your mouth), alongside bone broths, baos, sweet corn & more. Ais kacang & ice cream complete the spread, bolstered by a non-stop flow of hot & cold beverages. Many thanks to the friendly Asap team for having us here.

Asap Steamboat & Grill
 Lot 94 Jalan Tempinis, Kampung Tengah A, Puchong, Selangor. Daily, 6pm-12am. Tel: 013-485-8944



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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sundaydo Cake Truck

This cake truck is irresistible to kids & adults alike, luring flocks of customers with freshly baked temptations like the Devil's Food Cake (RM13 per slice; chocolate ganache layered with Kinder Bueno, Maltesers & salted caramel), .Nutella Red Velvet (RM12) & Caramel Latte (RM16; white chocolate cake with vanilla latte Swiss meringue buttercream, Toblerone pieces, pretzels & popcorn). Ideal for folks who like their cakes moist & fudgy, smooth & sweet, Sundaydo - which operates five times a week, 830pm-1130pm - seeks to make each night feel like a weekend worth celebrating.

Sundaydo Desserts Truck
BHP Station, Taman Melawati. Open 830pm-1130pm (closed Fridays & Sundays). Tel: 017-244-6674

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Eat Drink Thai @ Kota Damansara

Eat Drink Thai's signature attraction is its steaming seafood pot - a whole barramundi, plus a substantial serving of tiger prawns, squid & mussels, bathed in the patron's pick of Thai-inspired broth (red tom yum, clear tom yum, the spicier tom sapp, tom kha, sourish kaeng som curry, or ma nao with chilli, garlic & lime). The largesse of the ocean tastes fresh, with the sizable fish & fleshy crustaceans ranking as the stars, complemented by our choice of the tom kha coconut milk soup, a light, mild & clean-tasting base. Complemented by corn & tomatoes, it's an honest bargain at RM59 for a portion that'll easily satiate three.

For a less elaborate meal, classics like hard-boiled eggs in tamarind sauce (RM9), pad thai (RM12) & stir-fried chicken with petai (RM13) work well enough if you favour a slant to Thai street fare that's slightly more mellow in flavour than the norm.

Eat Drink Thai
9 Jalan PJU 5/9, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily, lunch & dinner. Tel: 03-6151-2888

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