Sunday, December 11, 2016

Menya Shi-Shi Do, Sri Petaling, KL

It's been a while since we had ramen with BabySumoKids, so we took them with us to try a new ramen joint in Sri Petaling. According to their Instagram page, Menya Shi-Shi Do's chef is previously from Menya Musashi and Menya Kamikaze, so we had high expectations. This is the second outlet, the first one is located in Jaya One.



As we are not very familiar with Sri Petaling, it took us a while to find this place. But basically it's next to Mr Dakgalbi / near Le Pont Boulangerie. The restaurant setup is basic but it is clean and air-conditioned with free Wifi. :P

There are a few soup bases to choose from - black garlic pork soup, spicy pork soup, pork soup, curry pork soup, basil pork soup, or thunder spicy pork soup. Prices start from RM14 for ramen with spring onion and black fungus, and goes up to RM22 with egg and cha siu.

I went for the Kuro Ajitama Chasu Ramen (RM20) - ie the black garlic pork soup ramen, which comes with spring onion, black fungus, egg, 1 piece of pork shoulder, and special sauce. The pork soup, which has been slow boiled for 40 hours was rich and creamy - absolutely delicious! I managed to convince Baby C to share mine with me (she didn't want black soup at the start) and once she tasted the soup, she proclaimed it to be really good. The noodles had an excellent texture too, and the egg was perfectly runny. The chashu was the only thing in the bowl which I felt was ordinary and a bit tough, otherwise a lovely bowl of ramen!





Hubby had the Shiro Shi Shi Ramen (RM22); we had a good laugh when we ordered this as shi-shi means "wee wee" in baby language. This is the original pork soup flavour and comes with spring onion, black fungus, egg, 2 pieces of pork shoulder and special sauce. Again, the soup was rich and creamy, though I do prefer the black garlic flavour.



We also ordered extra noodles (Kaedama - RM4) and 2 extra eggs for the kids (RM3 each). See the mentioned egg - so beautifully runny!





Opening times: 11am - 3pm, 6pm-10pm (Last order 9.30pm)

Price: Total bill RM59.35.

Location: Menya Shi-Shi Do, No. 12A, Jalan Radin Bagus 9, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-9054 7276



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Friday, December 9, 2016

A Ritzy Christmas at The Ritz-Carlton KL

Last week, together with BabySumoKids, we attended the festive preview at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The creative culinary team led by Executive Chef Zaffar Samad and Head Pastry Chef Nazeri Ismail have designed decadent festive menus, scrumptious gourmet packages for home celebrations and delightful retail gifts to spread the beauty and charm of this festive season.

The kids marvelled at the beautiful festive spread and we sure enjoyed sampling them too. Some of the highlights for us were the Roast Prime Rib, the Gourmet Seafood spread, Beef Wellington, Roast Turkey as well as the adorable festive Afternoon Tea Sets. Read about them in more detail below (after photos).


Gourmet fresh seafood


Roast turkey with all the trimmings








Check out the amazing dessert spread!










Life-sized Gingerbread House at the Lobby

Santa and his best friend for the day :P


Family photo at the Gingerbread House


The kids checking out the Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea



And then the Christmas Afternoon Tea






1. Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea

The much-loved Ritz-Carlton tradition continues with the Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea, where children will get the chance to build their own teddy bears while delighting in the delicious Teddy Bear-themed afternoon tea and colourful festive Eggnog.

This will be happening this Sunday only (11 December) at The Private Room from 3pm to 6pm. Priced at RM160 per adult (includes a glass of bubbly) and RM115 per child under 12.




2. Christmas Eve Dinner

Guests can choose from a specially crafted Menu Du Jour (three or four-course), featuring an indulgent Roast Turkey carvery.

Available on 24 December from 7pm to 11pm at The Library, and is priced from RM250 per person.


3. Christmas Day Brunch

For a relaxing Christmas celebration, why not bring the whole family for a Christmas Day Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton KL? There will be a Roast Turkey carvery, decadent selection of festive favourites and an appearance by the all-important man himself, Santa Claus. Your children will be kept entertained at the children's activity area.

Available on 25 December at The Cobalt Room from 12pm to 3pm and is priced from RM198 per person.



4. Christmas Afternoon Tea

If you missed the Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea on the 11th, no worries! The Christmas Afternoon Tea, happening on 24 and 25th December at The Lobby Lounge will showcase an elegant collection of intricately handcrafted Christmas-inspired desserts and savouries. Sip on a cuppa tea while enjoying jazzy Christmas numbers by the resident band.

Available from 3pm to 6pm and is priced at RM80 per person.



5. New Year’s Eve Dinner

Enjoy an intimate dinner at The Library with an exquisite Menu Du Jour and then head over to Shook! at Starhill Gallery for a spectacular New Year countdown and Balloon Drop.

Available from 7pm to 11pm and is priced from RM250 per person.



6. New Year’s Day Brunch

Usher in the New Year in style with a festive gourmet buffet which includes the freshest seafood, Roast Prime Rib and tantalising desserts. Toast to an exceptional 2017 with free flow of bubbly while the children can enjoy the vibrant play area with fun entertainment.

Available on 1 January 2017 at The Cobalt Room from 12pm to 4pm and is priced from RM198 per person.




7. Festive Gourmet Packages

If you prefer to have your Christmas celebrations in the comfort of your own home, you can take home one of the festive offerings such as Roast Turkey, Roast Prime Beef or Beef Wellington. These specially designed gourmet packages include delicious homemade accompaniments such as Brussels Sprouts, Yorkshire Pudding and Pumpkin Pie. Available until 31 December and is priced from RM688 per package.


8. Festive Gourmet Hampers

Step into the charming life-size Gingerbread House at the Lobby to browse or purchase beautiful gourmet offerings, or place an order for a customised festive hamper which make a perfect gift this season. Available through 31 December and is priced from RM220 per hamper.






Thank you to The Ritz-Carlton KL for having us! :)


For more information and reservations on the hotel’s festive offerings this season, please call +60 3 2142 8000 or email dining@ritzcarlton.com.my.


Location: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2142 8000

GPS Coordinates: 3.146901, 101.715438

Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/malaysia/kuala-lumpur


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