Grrrrrill! @ Tonka Bean,Impiana Hotel

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Many thanks to Impiana Hotel for inviting me over to try out their Southern BBQ Dinner Buffet @ Tonka Bean. The dinner buffet starts from 7pm onwards on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s a huge open spread buffet with a secret “hidden” area where there are different flavours of Baskin Robbins’ ice cream. It’s like Easter’s Day. Gotta hunt for things. Which is great, cause you get the exercise by climbing the short flight of stairs down and up to get to the ice cream. He!He!. You must be thinking. OMG? Now, now, don’t be lazy. If you really want the ice cream, you’ll walk for it. (:

Anyway, let’s talk about the highlights – The BBQ! Well, they have a nice selection for you. All you gotta do is get yourself a plate and choose all your favourite items you want to BBQ. (Yes, the meat are raw, kept fresh on ice. Waiting for you to pick them up.) So the selection, which is in a blue-lit ice box. You can choose from 2 types of thick fat sausages (chicken or lamb), beef patties, beef ribs, sliced lamb, fish fillet, squid, crab, mussels and prawns. Not all the items are marinated so you can add seasoning and sauce like black pepper, mint and brown gravy. Or ask the chef to sprinkle a dash of herbs, ground paprika and other secret ingredients.

Coconuts

Don’t worry about BBQ food being too heaty for you. To help you cool down, there are chilled whole coconuts at one end of the buffet spread inside. The cool, refreshing coconut water is the perfect companion for a barbecue.

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Beef (left) & Chicken Kebab

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Roasted Lamb & chicken

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Lamb Ribs

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2 chefs were on duty that night.

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My mum forced me to have a picture. Hahah. Not bad. Very memorable.

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Lamb (red) and Chicken Sausages (white)

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Crabs. Grilling themselves on the grill. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Don’t be fooled! I didn’t just eat that little!!

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Salmon Gravlax
It’s not just the BBQ selection outside. The buffet spread indoors is just as impressive. For starters, there are prawns, mussels and freshly schucked oysters.ย  With all the dips to match.

Then there are cold appetisers, like Salmon Gravlax. With sliced capsicum and pickled black olives. Yummy. And all kinds of salads like cucumber salad, Southern potato salad and lots more. There are even two types of soup – pumpkin and a slurpilicious Seafood Sichuan Soup that’s spicy with a touch of sourness that perks up the appetite.

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Jambalaya Rice
They have 2 choices of rice. Plain steamed rice and jambalaya. (:

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Cheese Macaroni with Ham
Not much of cheese.. (Or at least someone took all of them.) Other than that, it’s nice. (:

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Spaghetti with Chicken Corn Canne.
I prefer the macaroni though. The sauce was little too salty for my liking.

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BBQ Vegetable Skewers with Lemon Basting Sauce
It’s not just meat, meat, meat. The barbecue offers lots of lovely vegetables that even vegetarians will love, like skewers of onions, carrots, zucchini and cucumbers. Grilled to perfection with just a slight browning of the edges to give it aroma. (:

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Jack Potatoes
Served with condiments like tomato salsa.
Very related to the BBQ theme of course. Yummy. Best part is, the potatoes are healthier. They aren’t burnt like how when I attempt it our way at home BBQ parties. That’s why they’re chefs!

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Baked Snow Fish with Mango, Chili Chutney

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Ooh. They have the famous chocolate fountain too. Marshmallows, grapes, cakes. YUM. If you’re a chocolate fan, you understand. (:

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One of their lovely tart. They decorated them nicely too. (:

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They have freshly cut fruit and Malaysian kuih muih selections! Oh, and don’t forget the hot claypot of pengat pisang. Very, very delicious. Or you can be boring and have bread and butter pudding. (: Yummy.

RM78++ per person, RM 39++ per child under 12 years old

Tonka Bean, Impiana Hotel

13, Jalan Pinang,
50450, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 60(3) 2147 1111
Fax: 60(3) 2147 1100
E-mail: info.impianaklcc@impiana.com
Website: http://kualalumpurhotels.impiana.com

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Weekend BBQ Fest @ Flamingo Hotel

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I gotta say, for the first day, they aren’t too bad.. But honestly, I find the people here are very different (and its only Ampang!). Bad thing is that they don’t attend to your needs. Anyway, besides the service, the best part is that you get to use their paddle boat, canoe and swimming pool for free.

From next week onwards, the BBQ will start at 4pm till 10pm and the facilities are available from 4pm till 7pm. Mondays till Fridays are also open for the BBQ Fest from 6.30pm till 10pm.

Adults – RM55++
Child – RM25++

Another choice besides the BBQ Fest would be the Buffet Hi-Tea @ Sultani Restaurant.Open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12 noon till 4pm

Adult – RM38
Child – RM25

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Flamingo Hotel

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Casual table setting

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3 Bugee to transport you to the BBQ area if you do not wish to walk under the blazing sun.

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They have quite a number of selections for salad. Really.. They also have mash potato! I ate it without the sauce though, as the sauce hasn’t arrive yet but it still taste good. (I’m odd .. I know)

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Choose your meat and grill!

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The chefs are so cute. They wear cute rainbow coloured aprons just to make us smile wider. (:

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They have 3 BBQ pits. One hot plate and 2 grills.

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Perfect for family bonding time! (:

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The same cake but in different forms..

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Including this one. Ohhhh. So much cream.

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Fruit Tarts

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Paddle Boat Ride.

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Canoeing.

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I find it too hot to do paddle boating. Thank god they are changing their BBQ Fest time to 4pm to 10pm.

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The Sultani Restaurant that serves Moghul cuisine.

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The weird part is, the interior looks very North Indian with Malay decor. Oddest part, they have tables like the Chinese round tables with the spinning table in the middle.

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Outside.

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They have rojak!

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Fish and chips

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Mini Burgers

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Tandoori as well.

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A really bad accident @ Lebuhraya DUKE. Lucky it’s a tiny jam.

Flamingo Hotel
5, Tasik Ampang, Jalan Hulu Kelang
68000 Ampang, Selangor

For booking & enquiries : 03-4256 3288
sales@flamingo.com.my

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BBQ @ Kannichikan Yakiniku Restaurant

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I’ve invited V-Ki to have dinner with my mum and I at Kannichikan Yakiniku Restaurant @ Desa Sri Hartamas. Sort form for the name is KnK. Did you know there’s a lot of Japanese living there? It’s almost like a Japanese colony!! Anyway, we were having a korean/japanese style barbeque. We’ve ordered lots of raw meat and had fun grilling them on the healthy charcoal fire. You think the charcoal is bad? Well, the charcoal isn’t, I’m telling you. It gives out less smoke, burns your skin lesser (when they ‘explode’), lasts longer and has bigger fire.

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When they have the red cloth banner out, it means they’re open! Well, I need to tell you this because you might think its closed because the doors are shut.

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Not a really pleasant looking place, but its for health’s sake. (: Anyway, the food made me forget about how it looks.

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Their alcohol range. Many weird names that even I don’t recognise except Sake.

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Ain’t this pretty? The huge word printed on it meant white.

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Mixed Kim Chi (RM10)
From left to right, chinese-cabbage, white radish and Cucumber Kim Chi.
The cucumber one isn’t really appetizing, the cabbage is more delicious compared to the white radish. Overall, the kim chi isn’t as spicy and sour as the ones they eat in Korea. This one is just nice for the locals like you and me.

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Beef Sashimi (RM23)
YUM. Its really raw beef mixed with only the egg yolk, white radish and a squeeze of lemon. Don’t worry, only raw chicken and pork meat will harm you. Really, try this one day, it will make you go wild.

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Do remember to toss them together before eating! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Korean Pan-cake (RM17)
Garlic Chives omelette. Not something I would recommend for RM17.. Its something you can cook at home. Ordering this is a big NO, NO.

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BBQ Fish Fillet (RM20)
Saba Fish that is marinated with only salt and pepper. Guess what? It’s the juciest piece of fish I’ve ever eaten!! Especially with a little bit of lemon. OMG. Fantastic. It’s just how you’d like to enjoy a grilled fish. Note, this isn’t oily.

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Sliced Roasted Beef (RM23)
Absolutely lovely. Don’t you just love juicy beef that is slightly cooked and raw at the middle? Well, I love it. Sliced white radish are hiding under the beef along with the white radish sauce on top.

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Chili Lamb Rack (RM23)
I didn’t notice the chilli.. But its hell good.

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RAWR!

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For the meat, do dip them in the soy sauce on your table. Yum yum.

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Premium Wagyu Shortrib (RM58)
Now, since its raw, and you’re the one doing the grilling.. You can try it rare, medium rare or well done. Best thing is if you try them all. If you don’t know how to grill, ask the waiters or waitresses!

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Look at those beauties.. Aren’t they making you drool?

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Squid (RM18), Scallop (RM18), King Prawn (RM23)
The squid isn’t worth the money but the scallop.. Oh yeah.. The scallop. JUICY. YUMMY. DELICIOUS. What other gorgeous words would you like me to use to make you try them? (: I didn’t try the king prawn.. There were only 2. Do squeeze lemon on them before you consume them! ๐Ÿ˜€

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The lucky thing for me and V-Ki was that we didn’t need to grill the food. The owner did them for us willingly. We both are really grateful because we are bad at grilling it at its best temperature.

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Japan Kuroge Wagyu Shortrib (RM97)
The ultimate premiumย  beef you can find here. How do they taste? Stunning. Especially when they’re rare. OH MY. Just so yummy, it makes me drool when I think of them.

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The come with capsicum and melon as well. (: Note: If you haven’t tried grilled capsicum, TRY THEM.

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Curry Udon Noodles (RM20)
Not really spicy.. At least, for me. I dipped them into the soup because of my awful sore throat. Its getting worse because I didn’t listen to my boyfriend. YES, sorry boss.. ):

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Rice with Korean Vegetables (RM20)
Served in a stone bowl. Literally. Caution, the bowl is extremely hot. Don’t even touch the table after you move its position. I had the bad experience. ): Well, after mixing the rice with a little chilli sauce, the owner distributed some to us. I tried it. A bit like the claypot chicken rice? Except this one isn’t chicken rice, it’s fried rice with vegetables. Oh my, suddenly I’m craving for claypot chicken rice. Teehee.

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Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
No. 38, Jalan 28/70A
Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
(near Souled Out)

Tel: 03-23008829

Lunch: 12.00pm ~ 2.30pm (Except Sunday)
Dinner: 6.00pm ~ 10.30pm (Daily)

Ampang Branch

No. 51, Jalan Damai, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2163 8213

Penang Branch

No. 125-N, 1st Floor, Desa Tanjung, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Tel: 04-899 8208

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