Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Chai Bar is a newly opened shop selling salad in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara.  Salad sounds pretty boring for me at first until I scanned thorough the Chai Bar's website.  At that moment, I realized that salad can be so many types and varieties.  Char Bar has over 70 ingredients and they have this FAB 10 Salads that looks really nice so I decided to give it a try on the second day of the grand opening together with laupoh and some friends.  Chai Bar is actually opened by a friend's friend and she invited us to try this salad shop.

Chai Bar's colourful salad.  Like mom always said, colorful food is good for your health.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Let's start talking about the food.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
My Steakhouse salad comes with baby spinach, baby potatoes, tomatoes, caramelised onions & grilled beef. It is dressed with blue cheese and costed RM 19.  For me the blue cheese is nice but a bit too much after a while.  Perhaps it can be served separately?  The caremelised onions are excellent and the taste stayed in my mouth for few hours.  Or was it the grilled beef or both?  The beef is tender and delicious and I hope for more slices please?

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Laupoh's COBB Salad comes with mixed lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, eggs, bacon, blue cheese & grilled chicken. COBB salad is with Ranch dressing and costed RM 17.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Friend's Sombrero salad with mixed lettuce, 3-bean mix, corn, tomatoes, onions, mixed peppers, cheddar cheese, tortilla chips & grilled beef.  Sombrero is dressed with avocado and topped with salsa.  This food costed  RM 20.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
A closer look on my Steakhouse salad.  Tender grilled beef with fresh spinach, baby potato and tomatoes.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Use this order form to order your salad.  Click here for a bigger version if you wish to read.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
A staff preparing our salad.  You can watch all the action live in the shop.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Carefully chopping the grilled chicken.  I believe their speed will increase over the time.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Chai Bar, the Real Food.  Nice logo here.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Interior of the Chai Bar.  If you sit inside you can watch all the salad being prepared by the staffs.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Some nice posters about salad.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
This is where you pay for your salad.  Pay before you eat so that you can eat without the worry of forgetting your wallet.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Chair Bar 2014.  Seldom see shop name with the year behind it.  I guess they are going to pass it down to the next generations and it will be awesome to see Chai Bar 2014 in year 2114 and beyond.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
The entrance to the Chai Bar.  The white wall seems a bit unattractive to me.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Quite like the wooden chairs and tables here at Chai Bar.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
The outdoor seats of Chai Bar.  There are almost the same amount of seats outdoor and indoor.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
This is how you order a salad in Chai Bar.  Click here for bigger size.  First you get an order form, then tick your choices.  Then pass the form to the salad counter and pay at the cashier.  You can also make your own salads besides ordering from the FAB 10 salads.

Chai Bar in Oasis Village at Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya
The FAB 10 salads menu and the drinks.  Click here for bigger size.  You may refer to this menu for the ingredients as the order form does not have the full ingredients.  I do hope the staff told us that COBB comes with beef bacon as not everyone eat beef.  Laupoh ordered COBB salad that comes with grilled chicken but to her horror it contains beef bacon.  Anyway I get to eat all the beef bacon which are very nice.

Give it a try and let me know your experience in the comment below!

Chai Bar
Address: G31, Oasis Village, Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Oasis Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Email: hello@chaibar.my

Telephone: +6013-2099-189

Website: http://chaibar.my/

Opening Hours:
Mondays – Fridays 10am – 10pm;
Saturday 10am to 1pm;
Closed on Sundays

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya is a eat all you can until you full's steamboat.  According to it's website, Yuen Buffet Steamboat is the pioneer of buffet steamboat in Sunway Mentari, and now it has moved to Zenith Corporate Park (behind Paradigm Mall) at Kelana Jaya.  I still remember going to Yuen Buffet a few years ago and queue for our turn to eat the steamboat.  Now it has moved to Kelana Jaya and nearer to my staying place.

Steam and eat all you can.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya


Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Yuen Buffet Steamboat occupied 2 lots of shop on the ground floor, compared to 2 floors previously at Sunway Mentari.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Many tables available inside the shop and the walking space is quite wide so it is still comfortable even if it is full house.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
The mini fried crab as appetiser while waiting for your food to be cooked in the steamboat.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
This honey-glazed chicken wing of Yuen Buffet Steamboat is of one the reason many come to this restaurant.  Even though the chicken wings are replenished regularly,  they will be gone in 5 minutes. So if you really want to eat this, you better stand by with a plate or maybe 2 plates at the table where they serve the juicy chicken wings.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
The seafood corner.  The empty container here is for the prawns which finished up very quickly.  As you can see here the flower crabs are also finishing up soon.  There are other seafood as well such as clams and bamboo snails.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
There are many fresh ingredients to choose from for your steamboat such as the fish balls, squid balls, tomatoes, fish noodles, pumpkin and white carrot.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
So many kind of balls and we don't really get to try all of them.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
More clams, fish and  squids.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
The meat and tofu corner with some unidentified food.  No pork is served here and according to the website, the soup base and all the ingredients are bought from halal certified vendors such as Ayamas. For the crabs, they are the halal flower crabs.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
The many choices of sauce to go with your steamboat.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Fresh vegetables to help your digestion after eat too much meat and seafood.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Eggs and few kinds of noodles.  Come here if you are still hungry after eating all the foods.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
And so our cooking started.  The steamboat is using normal gas tank and not charcoal.  The soup base is nice enough.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
If come to all you can eat steamboat, one must eat the expensive food.  So my first choice is the crab and scallop.  Both are fresh on the day we came here.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
More crabs, fish and some vegetables to balance the diet.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Ate many clams on that day.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
The fresh prawns steamed in tomyam soup base.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
The desserts served at Yuen Buffet Steamboat are nyonya kuih, water melon and pineapples to sweeten your tongue.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Or you can choose to fatten yourself with ice cream.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Also available here at Yuen Buffet Steamboat is the soya longan pudding.  Quite delicious.  This pudding is also very popular among the customers, so better grab a few cups when you have the chance.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
The chairs for the customer to wait for their turn.  It can get very packed at night so better make a reservation before come.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Yuen Buffet Steamboat is located at this Zenith Corporate Park at Kelana Jaya.  Quite hard to find this place without Waze as we never come to this side of Kelana Jaya before.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
The full menu of Yuen Buffet Steamboat.  I think it is worth the RM 29.50 if you can eat a lot of seafood.

Yuen Buffet Steamboat at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
The opening hour of this steamboat restaurant is from 5 pm to 12 am.  There is no time limit for the steamboating.

Website: http://www.yuenbuffetsteamboat.com.my/

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/yuenbuffetsteamboat

Yuen Buffet Steamboat Restaurant
8G, Block A, (same row as Cosway at the car park entrance)
Zenith Corporate Park (behind Paradigm Mall)
Jalan SS7/26 Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS Coordinates: 3.104922, 101.592366

Tap and Drive with Waze: http://waze.to/hw281xv1qm

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe is a restaurant selling many kinds of food ranging from Malay, Chinese, Indian and western dishes.  Rumah Ku or My Home in English, is previously a bungalow turned into a restaurant along Jalan University, opposite the University Hospital.  Today, Rumah Ku has moved into the Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.  Lucky for us, we do not need to be trapped in traffic jam anymore if we wanted to eat at Rumah Ku since we are working in Jaya One.  Click here to view all my reviews of restaurants in Jaya One

Since there are only 3 of us, we could only order 3 dishes.  Let me share first and update this post with more food photos when we visit Rumah Ku again.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
My XO Fried Rice.  Served with acar and crackers.  This XO Fried Rice is just perfect for me, not too spicy and there are 4 pieces of prawns inside.  The price is reasonable at RM 10.90.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Ladies Fingers Belacan. RM 12.  Laupoh ordered this and she can just eat this dish with a bowl of white rice.  Stole some from her and it tasted really good.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Special Mix Vegetables with Lotus Root.  This dish is Chef Recommended.  Ordered by our friend. RM 15.00.

There are many more choices of food here such as Spaghetti Carbonara, Mutton Briyani, Indonesian style Claypot prawn, Green Curry Chicken and Yam Basket Chicken.  I told you it is a mixtures of Malay, Chinese, Indian and western dishes.  So if your father want to eat yam basket, your mom want to eat spaghetti and your sister want to eat roti canai, Rumah Ku is the perfect place to go for a family dinner with nice environment.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
A view from inside of Rumah Ku.  The glass door allows natural lighting which I prefer.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Another view of the inside of Rumah Ku.  Each table has a beautiful table cloth.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
The word 家 means Home in English or Rumah in Malay.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Nice menu cover with batik (Malay's element) on top on this nice table cloth with elephant (Indian's element).

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
A cozy corner in the Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe.  Not sure if we can sit at the corner's table and eat?

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Spotted this lamp that looked like an egg with hair?  Or is it an alien's eye?  Or perhaps it is a symbol of the sun?


Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
A cute little red cheongsam in Rumah Ku, which is a Chinese's element.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Rumah Ku opens everyday except Monday from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm.  So we can come here for lunch or dinner.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

Rumah Ku, the spice pantry is located at Lot D61-P2, Jaya One, 46200 Petaling Jaya.

You may contact Sunita Mahesan if you need anything from Rumah Ku.
Phone: 03-7957-1073, 012-3131-073
Email: rumahku_gallerycafe@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.rumahkuonline.com

Will visit Rumah Ku again to try their other delicious food and shoot more photos for this post.