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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Food Adventure at 1 Utama's Food Street

On an eventful Saturday, I head on down to one of my favorite mall, 1 Utama, which is currently the world's 4th largest mall (largest in Malaysia), to embark on a food adventure - a collaborated project between 1 Utama and The Butterfly Project Malaysia. This was in conjunction with 1 Utama's Wonder Food campaign which ran from 4th November till 24th November. Our little adventure covers the Lower Ground of 1 Utama which is dubbed The Food Street.
There's a plethora of F&B outlets at this floor and we were provided with 15 of them to visit over a duration of 5 hours

 Let me introduce to you what are some of the food outlets available here in this very location that I've been given the opportunity to try.

Chinese:-
~~~Oyster King~~~
It was the first outlet that I visited and I never regret visiting it. I've seen Oyster King at quite a few locations before but had never tried it in my life due to the fact that I'm not an oyster lover although I do eat it on rare occasions such as these.
The owner of the outlet was enthused and attended to us in a very nice and friendly manner. She pointed out to us that the star dish at Oyster King is the O-Chien (fried oyster) which I most definitely agree with her.
It was yummy to me and the mix of omelette with the oyster is nice. However, the price is RM9. But if you're craving for it, it's definitely the go-to dish in this outlet.
Other things that were tried at this outlet are Deep Fried Oyster:
Garlic Oysters which are not bad if you like garlic:
And the Oyster Noodles:

~~~I Love Yoo~~~

Yes, the name is peculiar but I guess the Yoo is referring to the You Tiao. This is a shop where they sell You Tiao/Yau Char Kwai (Chinese Cruller) and things that go well with it, Porridge and Coffee.
Prices are affordable and reasonable and they also serve a decent bowl of Tau Foo Fah (Tofu Pudding) where you may add white sugar syrup or brown sugar syrup according to your sweetness level.
They also newly started serving Curry Puff pastries.


~~~Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh~~~
This to me is truly a hidden gem since the outlet is out of view from the busy walkway, overshadowed by the huge Chinese herbs and medicine next door and the signage is merely in Chinese. So overall, the place is not an eye-catching one and would be hard for people to spot if they're not specifically looking for it.
The name Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh is not entirely new to me since there's also an outlet in Glenmarie which I pass by quite a lot of times before but I've never entered to try out.

For this outlet in 1 Utama, in spite of it's location, it's also a gem to me because of the excellent Bak Kut Teh dish they churned out.
We had a customized dish brought out to us but mainly contains lean meat. The pork meat is soft and tender despite being lean meat and the soup is bursting with flavor. This was clearly the best dish that I've tasted that day out of the many outlets I've dropped by.

~~~Seaweed Club~~~
They serve Seaweed Popiah (Soft Spring Roll) here where the seaweed as the outermost layer provides an extra crunch alongside with the fresh vegetables as fillings inside.
Yes, it looks like sushi with the seaweed wrapping the spring roll but it isn't since there's no rice inside. It's Popiah. I must say, I loved the Japanese Genmai (Toasted Brown Rice) Green Tea which appeals so much to my taste buds. I can envision myself sipping at it for a whole day. Great recommendation from the owner.

~~~Eat & Happy Yong Tau Foo~~~
You've guessed it! It serves Yong Tau Foo. The variety of ingredients you can choose from to consume:


~~~Food Box~~~
Basically, this place serves rice sets, Chicken/Pork/Fish prepared in different ways where there'll be a soup and some side dish together with the main ingredient and rice. There's also Chinese Kuih desserts like Kuih Ko Se.

~~~Lammeeya~~~
Like the name suggests, this shop serves Lam Mee. They also serve fresh juice concoctions which they blend mixtures of fruits and vegetables and do point out the benefits of the juice too.

Korean:-
~~~Ko Hyang Korean Country Delights~~~
This place serves typical Korean food. From Bi Bim Bap to Jjigae to Korean pancakes.

Malaysian:-
~~~SS2 Goreng Pisang~~~
As the name suggests, it's Goreng Pisang (Banana Fritters) that's sold here along with other things like Fried Sweet Potato, Yam, Banana Balls and even Fried Tofu.

~~~Mr. Cendol~~~
Yes, Cendol may be the thing they highlight at this place,
but they also serve dishes like Rojak, Laksa and Mee Rebus here.

Desserts:-
~~~Bisou Bake Shop~~~
 
Basically, they make Cakes, Cookies and Cupcakes and their cake decorations are top-notched beautiful. Here are some examples:
 
 
 
The taste of their pastry is not bad at all. Not too sweet but just right for me.
 
~~~Molten Lava~~~
Okay, so this place also serve main course dishes such as Kong Poh Chicken Rice and Kampung Fried Rice and Noodles but to me, the must try are their Churros. I had the Cinnamon Sugar Churros and it was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, I forgot to snap a photo of it. :(

Western:-
~~~Ninja Joe~~~
It created quite a hype when it opened it's first outlet in Malaysia. Ninja Joe is a burger joint that also serves pork burger.
Their burger may seem smaller but it does taste good.

~~~BBQ Chicken~~~
Korea's No. 1 Chicken Restaurant and use only trans fat free pure olive oil to cook their chicken, it provides a healthier dish.
This was what we were served during our visit:
Their grilled chicken with a fried drumstick with some sides of slaw and fries.
I didn't have mine served to me since I was already full to the brim and I've tasted what they have to offer before: http://www.ktheblogger.com/2010/12/food-gathering-at-jaya-one_13.html

~~~Vivo American Pizza and Panini~~~
Another good surprising find which I've never tasted before, particularly their dessert.
We were introduced to 3 of their signature dishes.
One is the Baked Chicken Chop (RM16.90):
Which is served with a side of rice, unusual in Malaysia.
The Smoked Chicken BBQ Pizza (RM12.90):
Toppings include chicken strips, mushrooms, onions, capsicum and olives.
And their lovely Volcanic Chocolate with Ice-cream (RM15.90):
The chocolate sauce just oozes out once you cut into the pastry. A real delightful dessert to me.

So that's about it. The 15 outlets that's at 1 Utama. For more events happening at 1 Utama head on to www.1utama.com.my or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/1utama. For more info on One Card privileges check out www.onecard.com.my

8 comments:

Cindy Tong said...

i like the tea in seaweed club too..next time movie must go try again!!!

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yup. Awesome green tea. :D

Sherrie Pui said...

Salivating..hungry now after looking at the photos

Ken said...

wow so much choices! but that garlic oyster dish surely caught my attention :D

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

@Sherrie
Go eat then. :)

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

@Ken
Well, the garlic taste is very strong in that dish

foongpc said...

So many yummy food but not all are yummy. maybe just a few. Which are your favorites? :)

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

The Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh my fave-most. Next is the Oh Chien at Oyster King and in 3rd place, the Volcanic Chocolate with ice-cream dessert at Vivo. :)