Wednesday, April 9, 2014

♨ Afternoon Tea at The Lounge, Hilton KL

Another afternoon tea post!
for other afternoon tea places / options : 
find LABELS - Afternoon Tea / High Tea on this blog's right bar

This time our afternoon tea is held in The Lounge, Hilton KL (KL Sentral)
Let me enlighten you more about this place =)

Hilton Hotel is one of those chain-linked hotel that you will definitely heard of
but I'm not a fans of Hilton Hotel (the old PJ one freaked me out a lot)
that's why I visited this tea lounge now, 
after all my other options were scratched out from my to-visit-list =P

presenting The Lounge, Hilton KL Sentral

The Lounge, Hilton KL
There's 2 sections there :
Smoking & Non-Smoking

The smoking section has the better view, beside this big piece of glass
and the non-smoking area is nearer to the lobby entrance,
you don't get the view
you don't get second hand smoke too.

We were initially seated at the non-smoking area (as requested)
but we realized no waitress can see us
even though we waved out hand sky high to order our food
and it's PRETTY HOT there
don't know what's wrong with the air-con that day

Eventually we made a request to change to smoking area instead
better view, better attention (from waitress =.=), and maybe better pictures! =P

Smoking area : The Lounge, Hilton KL
We ordered a set of  HI TEA (RM69++ per pax)
which comprises : 

Selection of finger sandwiches :
Cucumber with cream cheese on Caraway Seed Bread
Egg mayonnaise with Chives on white bread
Chicken with wholegrain mustard mayonnaise on Basil Bread
Smoked Salmon with lemon butter on Rye Bread
Cheddar cheese sandwich with Chutney on Onion Bread


Raisin and plain scones (2 per pax)


Carrot cake
Hazelnut coffee cake
Profiterole with pastry cream & fresh berries
(Profiterole : it is a french dessert choux pastry ball filled with cream / ice cream. Taste like a rounded doughnut!)

and a choice of Coffee or Tea


So, we ordered one HI TEA set
and asked what tea they have there
apparently they have a selection of Ronnefeldt Tea there (according to reviews)
and we weren't sure what we want

but we got a unsatisfying answer.

We  :" What are the seletion of tea you have?"
the waitress replied :" English tea, and Japanese tea."
Me :"huh? That's all? More specific english tea choices maybe?"
Waitress :"That's all."

not very friendly huh

we ended up ordering English Tea then.
Japanese tea with english hi tea don't sound very compatible =.=

This is our HI TEA set =)

Most of the sandwiches were okay
but the mustard on basil bread one was horrible
maybe we are not used to the taste
cuz it tasted a bit, dry and sour and, REALLY SOUR.

Scone was nice
and the carrot cake (white colour) was YUMMY!
others were fine =)

Scones were not bad too
not too dry but not one of the best that I have ever eaten

And, back to the air-con complain
we sweated SO MUCH
it was SO HOT (REALLY)
I really don't know what's wrong with the air-con
but when we look at other people
they looked perfectly fine without sweat
but I still think it is hot
like no air-con + no fan kind of hot

In all, I think The Lounge in Hilton KL Hi Tea was...
just OKAY
some quite nice some was just normal
but not worth a second visit though! =P

My Review :

Food : 3 / 5
Price : 3.5 / 5
Service : 2.5 / 5
Ambience :  2.5 / 5

My lovely friend and I

The Lounge, Hilton KL Sentral
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel : +6(03) 2264 2592 / 2596
Hi Tea : starts from 2.30pm

Parking : Inside hotel, have to pay RM8 even after getting a stamp from lobby.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Kajang Food : 农家乐 Happy Farm Restaurant

Today I will be blogging about a new lunch place in Kajang =D
recommended by my mum
it is a farm-liked restaurant
that they claim they serve all organic food
apparently they planted their own vege, rear their own chickens
and even fishes! 

Presenting 农家乐 Happy Farm Restaurant in Kajang

the entrance in is quite, easy to miss
you gotta be very alert when you search for it
it is a small entrance
something like a kampung lane that only can fit one car at a time
parking can be hard if you go there during peak hours (12-1pm)
as you can see from pics below, they don't have proper parking
you just anyhow park beside the kampung lane road
and, yeah, you will have a hard time when you want to leave the place
reverse all the way from inside to the outmost entrance

so mum had a bad experience parking inside
we parked slightly outside
and walked in

on your left, you will get to see some unknown fruits
and also brinjals (aka eggplant) =P which my 2nd sis got quite excited over it
(she always thought brinjal plant is really short, near to ground)
and on your right you'll see lots of nangka trees
with lots of going-to-ripe-soon fruits!

99% back to nature kind of feel
the 1% left is due to the big huge fat highway right beside the restaurant =P

the mini farm displayed 
kids love them
you hear kids pointing this and that 
telling their parents :"papa you see chicken!mummy you see fish!"
i think its quite educational though (and interesting of course)

 there are not a lot of tables for food-goers 
but since we were early (went there around 11.30am)
hence we get to sit in the glass room, with air-con
i call it the Greenhouse =)

and here comes the food!

A jug of sweet sour plum juice (RM5 per jug)
can serve up to 4-5pax

They have 2 choices for rice : White Rice & Chicken Rice
we choose the chicken rice
sounds more yummy =P

and our first dish :
Pork leg with sweet vinegar 猪脚醋
yummy yummy
very tasty & appetizing

and Eggplants!
I supposed they took the eggplants they planted!
Tasty and very home-cooked kind of taste!

apparently this is one of their famous dish
they claimed that they cooked their own kampung chicken
which, it was really nice
the meat very chewy and simply fresh

Last but not least, spinach =)
very fresh too!

after eating our main
we were curious whether they have own farm fruits 
so dad asked the boss,
and yeah, they really have =P
a choice of Longan or Nangka
but Longan not ripen yet
so left with nangka only
and we ordered a plate!
so big plate RM5 only!

it was really SWEET!!
I will definitely come back for more!
cheaper than the malay uncle that always sell nangka beside the road =P

nice experience eating there =)
but a reminder : if you want to sit in air con glass room
go earlier =)
but I do wonder what will happen if heavy rain *hmm*
The food was yummy, very home-cooked grandma kind of feel =)
and it is not expensive too
for what we ordered (5 pax)
the total bill was only RM90+

My personal review :

Food : 4.3 / 5
Price : 4.5 / 5
Service : 4.8 / 5 (the boss is friendly!)
Ambience : 4 / 5

the map that they provided clearly did not help much
even I'm from Kajang
I do not understand what the map says
so, to be safe, use GPS =D

Happy Farm Restaurant
Lot 1283, Kolam Takangan,
Jalan Laksemana, Taman Cahaya,
Sungai Chua, 43000 Kajang,
Tel : +6016 264 3909
Opening hours : 11am - 5pm

Parking : Park outside and walk in 
(unless you don't mind reserve all the way out)