Obanhmi, Damansara Uptown

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My family and I went over to banh mi for some Vietnamese baguette sandwiches for dinner few days ago. Quick Fact : Banh mi means Vietnamese sandwich.

Ooh, I love pate! Here, they serve pork pate! 😀

Vietnamese Milk Coffee (RM4)
The finest authentic Vietnamese coffee. Smells so good, tastes even better, you’d regret if you didn’t order it.

Old School (RM8.20)
Vietnamese baguette with pork pate, homemade mayo, ham, pickled radish and carrots, chili, cilantro and lemon grass chicken.
Crispy baguette with the most delicious pork pate ever. I like how the sandwich was refreshing after every bite. It’s not boring because of the pickled radish and carrots and especially the cilantro. There was a lot of pate in it (The grey-ish thing), but it wasn’t too rich because of the other refreshing ingredients.

O.M.G (RM11.20)
Apparently they only make 30 of these a day (Written on their menu)
For those with a bigger stomach, this one is for you! It’s exactly like Old School sandwich with two extra Sunny side ups. Delicious .

O Rolly (RM7)
Fried Vietnamese Spring Rolls. Minced pork, mushroom, shredded carrots and mung bean noodles wrapped with rice paper.

O Susu (RM3.50)
Dip your fresh baguette with condensed milk! They said they might be importing condensed milk from Vietnam. Yay! Since condensed milk here is made purely from palm oil, getting real condensed milk would be great.

 

Sữa Chua Yaourt with a drip of Vietnamese coffee (Vietnamese Yogurt)
My family and I were just chatting after the meal and we saw this transparent cups with white liquid in it. We were thinking it was the condensed milk.. Or the creamer. We were all just too curious, mum just had to ask them what that was when one of their staff asked us about our meal. He explained to us it was Vietnamese yogurt that they are still in the process of refining. He asked us if we wanted to test it out, and yeah, why not right?
My mum and brother liked the yogurt with the coffee, I preferred the au natural. It’s not as thick as the normal yogurt and it is slightly slimy. It’s different from normal yogurt as it is sweeter (With no sugar of course, they use condensed milk).

Obanhmi

33, Jalan SS 21/56B, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
(Same row as The Ship)
Tel: 03-7732-8540

Tue-Fri: 8am-8.30pm
Sat, Sun: 10am-9pm.
Closed on MONDAYS

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Topshelf, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail

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Last night, mum, Derek, Chris and I went to Topshelf for a food review. I like this place very much, especially when it is a French restaurant within my housing area. HEHE.

The interior of the place is pretty simple. Nothing very fancy, accompanied with a small menu.

When you walk in, you can see some pictures hanging on the wall on your right. They have all sorts of extraordinary pictures hanging there. I liked the two photographs on the bottom right. The red image is an abstract illustration of a strat. On it’s right is a black and white photograph of a dark and eerie-looking alleyway.

Les escargots au beurre (RM26)

Pumpkin ravioli (RM25)
This is absolutely divine. I don’t really fancy pumpkin, but I quite like this. I would definitely order this again when I come back for a 2nd visit.

Pesto capellini (RM22)
A light angel hair pasta entree with toasted pine nuts in pesto sauce, topped with shave parmesan cheese with an extremely light hint of truffle oil. It’s slightly different from the usual pesto pasta which is already mixed up with the sauce. This is perfect for small eaters because the portion is pretty small as it’s served as an appetizer, not a main course.

Moules mariniere (RM34)
This is for the dull rainy days where you just want to go out in your sweater and have a warm soupy meal. The sweet stock is perfect to dip your bread!

Confit Pork Belly (RM38)
This is a new item that’s recently added to their menu (On their blackboard actually..)
It looked like the Chinese roast pork, but nope! It’s done in a completely different way because it is a confit. The meat is softer compared to roast pork and even the crispy skin taste and crunch differently! It’s more of a solid crunchy skin instead. I have no idea how to explain how wonderful this dish is, you just have to go and try it! Other than the main attraction here, the potato mash taste real good too. High quality ingredients definitely makes a huge difference.
Mum wasn’t sure whether she liked the skin or the meat more. Well, that’s a good thing, isn’t it? Hahah.

 Bouillabaisse with spicy rouille (RM48)

 Confit de canard (RM36)

Apple tarte tatin (RM21)
For a small menu, their selection of desserts are pretty good. They have about 5 choices for you to choose from. We had 4. 😛 The panna cotta wasn’t really ready yet, and we were pretty full already, so we skipped it.
Now, DON’T YOU THINK THE APPLE TARTE TATIN LOOK SO UNIQUE? Sorry for the caps, just over-excited. LOL. In all honesty, when Chef Christopher told us he was serving us the Apple tarte tatin, I wasn’t quite keen on it…. Changed my mind instantly after tasting this beautiful creation. Especially when eaten with the ice cream and coffee soil next to it.

 Champagne mille feuille (RM23)
Note: This is not meant for sharing.
Well, first off, it’s a pretty small dessert. And to divide it into.. 4, is kind of sad ._.

Mousse au chocolat (RM23)
Super rich eggless chocolate mousse. Yes, eggless but you must, must, must try this! It’s so light and fluffy, you can eat the whole cup of it and still have room for more desserts.

Creme brulee (RM21)
Their signature dessert. It’s heavenly, I need not to say more.

Chef Christopher

The two owners of Topshelf, Hairenna and Christopher.

Topshelf (French Restaurant)

61, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Tel: 03-7727 7277

Dinner only (4pm-12 midnight)
Closed on Sundays

Petite Millie, One Utama

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So you’re shopping at One Utama from 2pm and it’s 7pm now . 5 hours of air cond and all you hope for now is a nice hot plate of food . That’s what Petite Millie wants to achieve – to serve you a nice hot plate of fulfilling dinner .
You’re seated down and given the menus – 2 simple A3 sized menus . Big, simple, and complete with details . You’re thinking, ‘okay , why not we get some recommendations here’, and the waiter gives you some opinions .. And decisions on dinner is made . While waiting, you notice a black squared box on the floor, intended for your shopping bags and ladies’ handbags . Ain’t that somethin’ ? That’s every girls’ dream ! To actually have a special place to put your things , no need of the unneccesary luggage on your lap .
Okay, done with the story telling .. Let’s go on with the food, shall we ?

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So you’re shopping at One Utama from 2pm and it’s 7pm now . 5 hours of air cond and all you hope for now is a nice hot plate of food . That’s what Petite Millie wants to achieve – to serve you a nice hot plate of fulfilling dinner .

You’re seated down and given the menus – 2 simple A3 sized menus . Big, simple, and complete with details . You’re thinking, ‘okay , why not we get some recommendations here’, and the waiter gives you some opinions .. And decisions on dinner is made . While waiting, you notice a black squared box on the floor, intended for your shopping bags and ladies’ handbags . Ain’t that somethin’ ? That’s every girls’ dream ! To actually have a special place to put your things , no need of the unneccesary luggage on your lap .

Okay, done with the story telling .. Let’s go on with the food, shall we ?

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Beef Carpaccio
This was one of their specials of the week . It’s different every week , so be sure to come back to have a taste of the chef’s creativity with food !

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Iberian Beer Cecina (RM19.50) (right) La Petute Moderne (RM16.50) (left)
Well , for the Iberian Beef Cecina , the air dried beef loin was a little on the dry side, but I definitely love the capsicum concassé .
The La Petute Moderne on the other hand , the texture of the chicken was almost like eating tuna , but chicken form . Really ! Quite interesting, especially with avocado on top and caramelized onions below it .

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Poutine Cheek (RM26)
French fries with braised beef cheek (6 hours of braising!!)  with truffle oil , and cheese on top .
This is a very filling bowl of fries . It can be a dinner meal for anyone to be honest, or shared among a table of 2 or 4 .. But trust me, it’s very filling, it’s so delicious , the beef cheeks just melts into your mouth .

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Emilia’s Tagliatelle al Duck Ragu (RM28.50)
The roast duck was fantastic , but the duck cooked with the pasta was a little dry . Other than that, this is a very interesting dish . Quite unusual and worth trying out .

Overall , Petite Millie is worth a go , especially for those who haven’t been to fine dining, this would be a nice introduction to fine dining and French food .

Petite Millie @ 1 Utama

G146, Ground Floor , 1 Utama Shopping Center.
(Next to Sunmoulin)

Tel: 03-7732-0395

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Fine Dine @ Lafite, Shangri-La Hotel, KL

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Restaurant Lafite was where I had my lunch today. Gorgeous interior . So urban and stylish.

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First thing I saw was this! I was so eager to take photo of it. It’s just so pretty.

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They have this cool flower deco on the dining table. It’s real flowers of course. Some has round or square flower decos. Really cool.

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The showcase which I initially thought they placed fake food display there.. You know, to tell you how your food would look like! But no it isn’t. Teehee. It’s where you get a free flow of appetizers.

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Bubbles. I was curious okay.. I just have to wait for one day to snap a better photo of it . (:

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Their selection of bread. See the black ones? Don’t they look horrible? I mean, black.. Reminds you of burnt bread. But you’re wrong! Don’t judge the book by its cover! This isn’t burnt bread. It’s squid ink bread. Sounds weird? Try it first before you judge it again. Seriously, it taste so good. It leaves you wanting more.

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Mini Hamburger

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Buffalo Mozarella
Sweet pepper, tomato and olive oil

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“Squared” Watermelon
Balsamic and Pistachio

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Tuna Yuzu
Seared tuna, hon-shimeji and yuzu miso juice.
A little salty if you eat the shimeji mushrooms on its own. So, remember to eat it together. (:

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Carpaccio
Yellow tuna, Atlantic cod fish, lemon oil, Brioche croutons and vinaigrette.
Can you already imagine the hard work.  Ain’t it just beautiful? Gosh, after eating it, you wish you had more. (:

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Brittany Turbot
3 coloured potatoes, black olives, tarragon, tomatoes and saffron sauce.

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Victoria Saltbrush farm lamb
Grilled lamb rack and braised lamb with herbed crust, couscous, young artichokes, fine ratatouille, and balsamic glazed.
De.Li.Cious. The lamb was beautifully done. I only liked the lamb and the couscous though.

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Oven warm Raspberry Clafouti
Served with vanilla ice cream (Bottom picture)
Hot and cold dessert. Yum. But because the clafouti is a little hot, I couldn’t really finish it properly. It was really hot, nice and sour. Perfect. Lovelier than a souffle.

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Nang it!

Restaurant Lafite, Shangri-La

Lunch: Noon – 2.30pm, Monday to Friday
Dinner: 7pm – 10.30pm, Monday to Saturday

11 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Lafite Tel: (60 3) 2074 3900
Tel: (60 3) 2032 2388
Fax: (60 3) 2070 1514

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