Monday, November 12, 2007

Food Hunting

November 2007, my wife and I drove to KL for holiday. One day, right after we have a long shopping, we started to feel tired as well as hungry. So, what we need to do next is to find a restaurant to dine in and have a good rest there. And Jogoya Japanese Buffet Restaurant is what we selected. It is located at Star Hill, Kuala Lumpur. Jogoya is actually a Taiwan based company, having a number of branches in its country of origin, a very successful and recognizable name there. Stepping in their newest establishment brought a sense of awe. The place is simply huge, with capacity of over 550 guests, and the buffet selection at least 4-5 times bigger than Avanti at Sunway Resorts.

This restaurant has huge selection of choices.

There are numerous buffet lines, the Japanese sushi and sashimi station, Chinese dishes, dim sum and seafood soup, western seafood, Indian delicacies, Japanese food and stir fry seafood, juice and drinks, and desserts. There is enough selection for every picky eater. If yourself only try each item a spoonful, you can probably still feed her 5 times over before repeating with the first item, FA, maybe 10 times.

Start off with some Japanese seafood, sashimi and tempura.

I started out with some awesome sashimi including sake(salmon), amaebi (sweet shrimp), and surf clam, worked my way through some raw oysters and oyster soup, then came king crab soup, some fried clams, stuffed crab with shrimp and butter, and salmon roe hand roll. Not to be outdone, tried some French style fried butter prawn, shrimp tempura, fried pamphlet fish, and even tom yam soup. By the third hour or so, I was feeling pretty stuffed, ended the meal with some “gwai leng gou” as desserts and a cup of cappuccino to wash away the taste of watermelon, guava, and honeydew juice that I had. You will feel extremely fresh when try on sashimi.

This is the seafood and some awesome soup.

Overall it was a very good dining experience. The price is range from RM 68++ (for late lunch) to RM 88++ (for lunch). The variety and quality of food is worth it all. We actually dine in that restaurant for almost 3.5 hours (due to it is weekday). But, if you go during Saturday and Sunday, you are only allowed to dine for max. 2 hours.

This is the dessert and drinks.

Jogoya is located at 3rd floor, Star Hill Gallery. Business hour is from 11am to 2am; call them at 03-2142 1268 if you want to reserve a table.

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My friend brings me to eat live scallops at one of the restaurant at Singapore. This is the first time I see live scallops.

Life scallops swimming inside the pool.

Yummy! It is ready to eat....

Saturday, November 10, 2007

**Travel Photo**

Below are some of my favorite photos during travel to US. Hope you enjoy it.
Did you ever see San Francisco floating on the cloud? Here you go.

I took a drive down to the Monterey Peninsula to see the fantastic scenery along 17 Mile Drive and around Pebble Beach together with my wife.