Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

... bottomless iced lemon tea.


... a rather costly Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Quesadillas as appetizer.


... close up on Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Quesadillas.


... grilled beef ribs.


... it falls off from the bone easily. Nicely done.


... close up on the beef ribs meat.


... the Brownie Obsession was something new. Decided to give it a scoop.

Rating: 6.5/10

PG was enjoying the view of The Curve Boulevard yesterday when we were at Italiannies. He wanted to experience the same thing again today, hence we went next door of Italiannies, the brother company, TGI Friday’s. PG ordered the ribs while I picked the appetizer.

The appetizer was quite good, though the price was not cheap. While the ribs was interesting, but it was a bit charred/dried. Anyway, I’ve never had beef ribs for eons, I guess once a while makes no harm to my strict diet. The dessert was very sweet though. I thought I could substitute Chili’s molten chocolate cake with this brownies, but I guess I was wrong. Both of use could barely finish it.

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... the place we stopped for "stewed milk" (燉奶).


... coffee flavour stewed milk.


... original flavour stewed milk.


... chocolate flavour stewed milk.

Rating: 6.5/10

HK was known for their “stewed milk” (燉奶) as seen from their serial dramas. It’s the 1 of my must-eat item for this trip. Though DC never knew where we could find it. It was fortunate for me for bumping into the shop while walking through the busy streets of Mong Kok, which DC was busy hanky panky-ing with his gf.

The stewed milk was frozen so that they were in solid form. They were like tofu pudding with flavour, with its smooth and silky texture. The taste were quite good, for the original flavour. While the variations weren’t that nice. But I don’t think it’s something that I can have 2nd serving because of the gluttony feeling of being too milky.

After our lunch at Yap Yin, we adjourned to Haagen Dazs in Solaris. KCWK recommended the Affogato to me last time, so I decided to give it a try this time. Instead of the usual vanilla ice cream, I opted for the Choc Choc Chips ice-cream instead.

... my Choc Choc Chips ice-cream.

... my Choc Choc Chips ice-cream.


... MH started pouring in...

... MH started pouring in...


... it starter spilling everywhere.

... it starter spilling everywhere.


... while the 3 of us busy snapping pictures.

... while the 3 of us busy snapping pictures.


... halfway through...

... halfway through...


... almost there...

... almost there...


... and there I have an Affogato with part of my espresso spilled on the outside.

... and there I have an Affogato with part of my espresso spilled on the outside.

Rating: 5/10

Apparently, having Affogato with Choc Choc Chips was a bad idea. The bitterness from the espresso has overwhelmed the sweetness from the ice-cream. I guess it would be better served in vanilla or perhaps Belgian Chocolate. My volume of espresso was less than KCWK’s Affogato. I guess the spillage contributed to the less volume, but the differences seemed a lot. His was almost till the top of the cup with the ice-cream inside. Vanilla is more resilient?

Location: N3 10.544 E101 39.599 (estimation)

Saw this in Jusco some time back. It was placed on the Japanese snacks isle. I was curious, so I picked it up despite the price tag of around RM4-RM5. Must be because of the box, which got my attention.

... Languly Chocolate Cream Sandwich Langue De Chat Cookies.

... Languly Chocolate Cream Sandwich Langue De Chat Cookies.


... opened the premium looking box.

... opened the premium looking box.


... for such a premium tag, they sure lacked in QC.

... for such a premium tag, they sure lacked in QC.


... thin layer of chocolate.

... thin layer of chocolate.

Rating: 3.5/10

Taste wise, it was acceptable. The cookie on the outside was not crunchy though, but taste pretty good. The chocolate though, gave my throat some trouble. Even the chocolate layer was very thin. There were only 6 pieces in them, 3 on each mini box. For the kind of price I was paying, it’s totally not worth the trouble, cause it’s too expensive. Back to Chipsmore I’ll go.

Went to Cold Storage today. I was curious as in what new stock did they bring in. Bought back 3 items from there, 2 chocolates and 1 biscuits.

... the 72% dark chocolate got my attention. Didn't find any "imported by" sticker on it, could be locally made. Further proven with the "Halal" logo printed on top.

... the 72% dark chocolate got my attention. Didn't find any "imported by" sticker on it, could be locally made. Further proven with the "Halal" logo printed on top.


... came with quality seal. A way to increase the price of your chocolate despite being locally manufactured.

... came with quality seal. A way to increase the price of your chocolate despite being locally manufactured.


... the content was rather, unappealing.

... the content was rather, unappealing.


... 17 gold bars, total up to 100gm. How does that get divided into 17 bars?

... 17 gold bars, total up to 100gm. How does that get divided into 17 bars?


... unfortunately, they seriously need to pay more attention on the quality assurance department. Chocolate leakage, a big NO NO!

... unfortunately, they seriously need to pay more attention on the quality assurance department. Chocolate leakage, a big NO NO!


... pretty plain printing, very unappealing indeed.

... pretty plain printing, very unappealing indeed.

Rating: 6/10

This locally manufactured 72% dark chocolate was a little sweeter than I expected. It was also the 1st time I see a locally made dark chocolate that labels it 72%. I don’t recall if Beryl’s labeled their products with the percentage of cocoa though. I thought it would be bitter as 70% from other brands were pretty bitter already. When I had the first 1, it actually tasted pretty nice, sweetened black, with minimal milk. For 100g of cocoa at RM13.99, I’d expect it to be better. The aftertaste was a bit overkilling. It sorta made my throat a little sore. This is what I call a “bitter aftertaste relationship”. Back to imported goods.

... packaging looks rather different. Probably because inside contains pastilles form chocolates.

... packaging looks rather different. Probably because inside contains pastilles form chocolates.


... bottom was printed as well. The part where most manufacturer would save cost from printing anything. Pretty neat!

... bottom was printed as well. The part where most manufacturer would save cost from printing anything. Pretty neat!


... unfortunately, the chocolate's printing itself wan't as pretty as the display.

... unfortunately, the chocolate's printing itself wan't as pretty as the display.


... only melts in your mouth, not in your hand. Unfortunately, this doesn't work like M&Ms.

... only melts in your mouth, not in your hand. Unfortunately, this doesn't work like M&Ms.


... give it a bit and the inside looked like truffles's content.

... give it a bit and the inside looked like truffles's content.


... don't just discard the wrapper. You might find some random phrases on different wrappers.

... don't just discard the wrapper. You might find some random phrases on different wrappers.

Rating: 6/10

On the other hand, the Dove devilishly dark chocolate hasn’t any percentage label on it. For 150g at RM21.99 of imported goods, it doesn’t really cost that much more as compared to ORVIeN. Probably because this 1 has lesser percentage of cocoa in it. In fact, it was pretty sweet. The content was very truffles-like, which I kinda like. Sweet, soft and powdery cocoa content. If only it has less sugar in it and contains alcohol. It would be really nice!

Here’s another one:

... "Chocolate doesn't make the world go around but it makes the trip worthwhile."

... "Chocolate doesn't make the world go around but it makes the trip worthwhile."

Lastly, the drink…

... tong sui courtesy of HL. It has snow fungus, I like it.

... tong sui courtesy of HL. It has snow fungus, I like it.

Rating: 7.5/10

This tong sui that HL brought back was pretty nice. In fact, it was comparable to the one I had in Canton Fare, which was a similar kind of tong sui. The only set back was, this tong sui was not cold. I didn’t get to ask him where he bought it and for how much. Last I heard he said he was in PJ Old Town.

After our fights during lunch, we adjourned to Haagen-Dazs lunch. This time, I’ll be the 1 paying the bill, since he got the earlier bill in Canton Fare. It’s so unfair! He suggested to go Baskin-Robbins at first but I told him why not we go Haagen-Dazs instead? I heard from AC that there’s a HD in Solaris too. DL said it’s just across the street. It was good too because I’m not a fan of Baskin-Robbins.

The store was just across the street, about 50 metres from our location. Haagen-Dazs is currently having buffet promotion at RM33.90++ per pax. I tempted DL to go for it. He was worried that he couldn’t wallop that much.

Oh well, next times perhaps. I proceed to check out the new menu on the pedestal. First thing I spotted was the Chocoholic. I pointed to him that I found his favourite. Then I saw the fruit ice-cream. DL said it was passion fruit being used as garnish as show on the menu. Since I’ve never actually had the fruit itself, I thought I’d wanna try it.

... this Chocoholic contains Haagen-Dazs' chocolate chips and Belgian chocolate scoops.

... this Chocoholic contains Haagen-Dazs' chocolate chips and Belgian chocolate scoops.


... I can't dance, so I thought I'd get the Mango Tango to help improves my Limbo Rock skills.

... I can't dance, so I thought I'd get the Mango Tango to help improves my Limbo Rock skills.

Rating: 8/10

I’ve got no idea how would the deco on our ice-creams turn out to be, because the photos on the menu were rather… abstract. But for certain, you’d get what’s describe on the menu. So, do read the text. DL being a chocolate lover, he was super satisfied with his Chocoholic which came with a cone as well. I was glad he does because it’s my treat.

While I sacrificed my Macadamia Nuts over Mango Tango, hoping to get some passion fruits as garnish, I was fairly disappointed. All I got was sliced strawberry and banana! Gosh! And I had to go through the 3-year-old-kid-pointing-at-the-menu-to-order ordeal hoping to get some passion fruits on my plate and all I got was… banana! The staff nodded that I’d get what’s (I swear I was pointing very clearly on the cut up passion fruit) on the menu. Perhaps what he meant was that I could have the menu.

Anyhow, my mango ice-cream wasn’t all bad. It has passion fruits flavour in it. It tasted better than the ordinary mango. The other scoop that I get was chocolate. Plain chocolate without chips in it. Since when did Haagen-Dazs provides plain chocolate ice-cream?

Anyway, the bill came up to RM62+, around the same figure as our lunch’s bill. A decent dessert? Yes! A big YES indeed.

I know this probably sounds gay, anyway…

... I love Häagen-Dazs.

... I love Häagen-Dazs.

Say NO to Baskin-Robbins. They are too sweeeeeeeet!

Location: N3 10.544 E101 39.599 (estimation)