Restaurant Congee Rice Noodles – Melaka

We had our late lunch at this restaurant today, just after it opened at 3pm. This was our first visit and we were happy to find somewhere air-conditioned, where we could eat in comfort shielded from the scorching heat outside. 
The prices of the dishes here are slightly more pricy than what we can find in the vicinity, but still reasonable as the portions are sizable. 

We ordered 6 dishes in total: Marmite Chicken (Rating: 8/10 a bit too much sauce), Cereal Prawns (8/10 not enough cereal), Kum Heong Lala (9/10 flavourful with good balance of spices), Gong Bao Frog Legs (8/10), Signature Toufu (8/10 simple but well executed), Seaweed Soup (7/10, decent but not outstanding).

There were so many other dishes we wanted to order, the food photos looked so tasty, but I guess we would have to come back another day to try. 

All in all, we think this is a great find. There is something here for everyone. Our kids were all raving about their respective dishes and they asked to come back!

Soupy Licious Restaurant – Melaka

This restaurant serves Chinese cuisine and is located at a convenient location along Jalan Merdeka, very near the Dataran Pahlawan shopping centre. This is one of our favorite haunts everytime we come to Melaka as it is very near the Novotel Melaka where we often stay, and it is less crowded than the nearby Nonya restaurants. 

The food here is excellent and the prices reasonable. The environment is also very clean and suitable for kids and family. There is also wifi available, which is a bonus!

We always love the guava appetizer and generally anything you order will be of a consistently high standard. Ironically, if there is any dish we have to complain about, it would be the soup dishes which we feel are not as good as when we first started coming here. 

Tonight, we ordered the Leek with Roasted Pork (Rating 9/10), Chicken in Dry Curry Sauce (9/10), Chicken with Chinese Sausage (8/10), and the Pork Rib Soup (5/10).

As you can see from my ratings, the dishes were all delicious, except the soup which was ordinary. 😛 The other dishes we like to order at this restaurant would be the Otah and the Minced Pork Patty with Salted Egg. 

For more information about this restaurant, you can visit their FB page by CLICKING HERE.

Siam Deli, Marriott Phuket Beach Club, Phuket Thailand

After attending the Marriott Vacation Club members update talk, we were given THB4000 worth of Food and Beverage Vouchers to be used at any of the resort’s restaurants. We decided to try out the Siam Deli Restaurant after reading the positive reviews on Tripadvisor. 

To be honest, the prices of the food here isn’t cheap, and if not for the vouchers, we probably wouldn’t have even tried this place. 

We ordered a Lamb Rogan Josh, Fish and Chips, JW Marriott Burger, and two kids meals – Spaghetti Alfredo and Mini Beef Steak. 

Generally speaking, the food was okay, but unfortunately at these prices, our expectations were much higher. The adult meals were of a better standard, but the kids meals were not very good. The kids spaghetti had no ingredients whatsoever and was practically just pasta with cream sauce. At THB180++ surely they could have at least put in some mushrooms or ham??

The whole bill came up to THB2036, which frankly we would be able to find much better at much cheaper, even at the nearby Turtle Village.

Ratings:

Lamb Rogan Gosh (8/10)

JW Marriott Burger (6/10)

Fish and Chips (7/10)

Mini Beef Steak (6/10)

Spaghetti in Cream Sauce (2/10)

Seoul Grill, Tesco Lotus Thalang, Phuket, Thailand

Had a great dinner at Seoul Grill at the Tesco Lotus Thalang shopping complex. We wanted a change of cuisine from fast food and Thai food and we were attracted by the great price of THB349 per adult and THB155 per child for a wide buffet spread of grilled meat, Korean, Japanese and kids-friendly options. Sure enough the kids loved it and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly as well, there was something for everyone and free flow drinks and desserts too!

The icing on the cake was that they omly charged us foe one kid and our two younger kids were on the house! Highly recommended!

Rating: 10/10 (All you can eat in 90min, value for money, good spread of food with something for everyone) 

Total Bill: THB853 for two adults and one child, with two younger kids on the house!

King Kebab, HCMC

Sometimes the simplest meals can be the most satisfying. This simple Kebab takeaway along Bui Vien was tasty and a great option when you need a break from Vietnamese cuisine. A nice blend of kebab meat, veggies and french fries with delicious sauce all wrapped up. The service is great too, with the shop owners always greeting you with a friendly smile. The cost is VND40,000 for the Chicken wrap and VND50,000 for the Beef wrap. Highly recommended. Rating 9/10.

Pho Ba La, HCMC

This Pho eatery, along the Bui Vien backpackers stretch, used to be called Pho Vin, but the now it is Pho Ba La. It serves a few versions of Pho, all using different cuts of beef. You can also decide on the portion size you require. We ordered one Pho Tai Nam (Rare – Flank) and one Pho Gau Gan (Brisket – Soft Tendon). Both were delicious. Compared to Pho Thanh Canh, this eatery is probably more catered to the tourist pallette, and also has a wider variety of drinks on offer. All in all, it is a great place to hang out and chill!

Summary:

Pho Tai Nam (Normal Size) VND55,000 – Rating 7/10

Pho Gau Gan (Normal Size) VND55,000 – Rating 8/10

Iced Milk Coffee VND18,000 – Rating 7/10

Passionfruit Juice VND20,000 – Rating 6/10

Overall Experience – 8/10

Cobalt Restaurant, Pullman Saigon City

This restaurant is on the 30th floor of the Pullman Saigon City, and it offers some spectacular unblocked views of Ho Chi Minh City. This is a classy restaurant, featuring a whole wall of wine displayed elegantly in a glass cabinet. The spread of food here, however, is disappointingly limited, without any local cuisine or even the standard western fish & chips or burgers. In the end, we settled for two pastas (there were only three pasta options) and a Lobster Bisque soup. The meal came with bread and spread as an appetizer, which was delicious. The soup was thick and tasty as well, with nice texture. The pastas were nice with generous portions of ingredients.

Summary:

Lobster Bisque with Beignets VND235,000 Rating 7/10

Spaghetti with Clams in White Wine Sauce VND315,000 Rating 8/10

Orrecchietti with Italian Sausage and Goat Cheese VND315,000 Rating 8/10

Total bill VND432,499 (After Accor Plus 50% off)