Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ballotin Chocolate @ Kota Damansara

Lustrously marbled Valrhona chocolate bonbons, crafted in irresistible flavours: If chocolates are your weakness, Ballotin might be your downfall. Expect to find nearly 20 varieties of Ballotin's creations gleaming hypnotically on display, including Dulcey ganache with pecans in blond chocolate, Uji matcha ganache with raspberry jelly, pistachio cremino, yuzu ganache, white ganache with macadamia nuts, almond hazelnut gianduja with croquant, peanut butter gianduja in milk chocolate shells, vanilla-infused ganache in white shells, & Earl Grey ganache in dark chocolate shells, clocking in at RM6 per piece.

Irreproachably smooth, with a pleasurably soft melting profile that complements the chocolates' mellow but unmistakable flavours, showcasing clean, pure nuances. Get six pieces to fit into a ballotin box that works best for takeaways & gift-giving.




Ballotin Chocolate
12-1, Jalan PJU 5/4, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Selangor. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm. Tel: 03-6144-6544

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mian @ Sunwaymas Petaling Jaya

It's been a momentous month for Guoyi & Jacy; the Malaysian couple not only became man & wife, they've also launched their first noodle-specialist restaurant, leaning on their Hock Chew familial heritage to offer the pride of Sitiawan - kampua mee - & more. Their thoughtful enthusiasm & careful effort could win over many fans: Noodles are sourced straight from Sitiawan (the northern hometown of Guoyi's father), with fresh deliveries every three days, while char siu, steamed chicken, wontons & accompaniments like pickled garlic, marinated nuts & chillies are painstakingly prepared in the kitchen to Mian's own recipes.

Customers have a choice of black or white kampua, served with char siu or village chicken, plus a bowl of wonton soup (RM7.90 for the 'small' pictured here, RM8.50 for a larger portion). The former, tossed in soy sauce in the favoured fashion of Sitiawan, is a bit tastier, with crisp lard & zesty garlic for a little uplift; the latter, a nod to the original preparation of Chinese Fujian, works better if you prefer lighter nuances, rounded out with minced pork & nuts. The noodles yield a pleasant, slightly sticky chew, while the char siu & chicken meet the mark for a meaty bite, their clean, natural flavours conveying a sense of time-honoured tradition, well-balanced with hot coffee made with Ipoh beans (RM2). The restaurant currently offers only about 70 servings of noodles daily, lasting through lunchtime, to uphold quality & consistency. There'll be even more reasons to return in a month or two, once Mian introduces signatures from Guoyi's mother's birth state, Penang - specifically, prawn mee & chee cheong fun. We're crossing our fingers that char kuey teow will be in the pipeline too, since that was what Guoyi cooked for food markets while he was studying in Hawaii - one of many anecdotes that helped define Mian's attention to detail.

Mian
9-1, Jalan PJU 1/3C, Sunwaymas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya. Open Tues-Sun, 8am-230pm.

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