Yik Kee Restaurant 益記酒家 at Karak, Pahang

On the way to Bukit Gambang Resort, we dropped by at Yik Kee Restaurant at Karak to have our lunch. Yik Kee Restaurant is an old Chinese Restaurant selling Chinese dishes and dim sum. It is a good idea to eat here first before driving to Gambang as there are not many food choices there. Yik Kee Restaurant actually have a branch at Petaling Jaya with the name Sri Karak Restaurant which we always visit for its delicious durian bomb.

My favourite siu mai (pork dumpling) and Chinese tea.

Bukit Gambang Resort City and Safari Park Weekend Getaway
Not a common item for dim sum, the durian bomb is a must have if you visited Yik Kee Restaurant or the Sri Karak Restaurant at PJ.

Bukit Gambang Resort City and Safari Park Weekend Getaway
Our spread of dim sum. All also nice.

Bukit Gambang Resort City and Safari Park Weekend Getaway
An old durian poster in the Yik Kee Restaurant.

Bukit Gambang Resort City and Safari Park Weekend Getaway
Some old items at the counter.

Bukit Gambang Resort City and Safari Park Weekend Getaway
There are a few branches of Yik Kee Restaurant as you can see in the photos here.

Bukit Gambang Resort City and Safari Park Weekend Getaway
The menu of the Yik Kee Restaurant. I have tried the egg tart and durian cake at Sri Karak Restaurant which are also delicious.

Bukit Gambang Resort City and Safari Park Weekend Getaway
The exterior of the Yik Kee Restaurant. Easily spotted when you are reaching here.

After our satisfying lunch here, we drive to Bukit Gambang Resort.

Address:
29, Jalan Besar
28600 Karak
Pahang

Phone Number:09-2311240

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya is a newly opened restaurant. It is located on the same row as Awesome Canteen and Loong Foong Restaurant with the nice roast duck.  We noticed this Japanese restaurant when we went to eat our dinner at Hometown Clay Pot Chicken Rice. Since it is my birthday, so we came here to celebrate. Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice sells rice and udon dishes with Japanese curry only. All dishes come with curry, so if you are a curry lover, do come and try their Japanese curry. There are no sushi or other Japanese main dish available. For the curry rice, there are pork, chicken, prawn (ebi), cream croquette and vegetables to choose from. You can order ala carte or set by adding RM 3 for soup, ocha (Japanese green tea) and salad.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Cream Croquette Curry Rice. RM 15 for ala carte, add RM 3 for set. In my opinion the delicious soup was too little. The curry is thick and flavourful and the Cream Croquette is tasty.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Deep Fried Pork Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
My Hire Katsu Curry Rice Set (deep fried pork fillet ). Pork skin is crispy and the meat is chewy. Perfectly match the thick curry. RM 18 for set.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Udon at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Yasai Curry Udon (Vegetable Curry Udon). RM 13. You cannot order set with this udon. The udon is nice to eat with the fragrant curry.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Bottomless Ocha (Japanese green tea) is available for RM 1 or as a part of the set. Self-service at the counter. The glass is rather small so be prepared to make a few trips to the counter.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Assorted kind of glass design for the green tea.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Japanese alcohol beverages are available too.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Nicely decorated counter.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Plant and simple decoration on the way to the washroom.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Is this a rabbit? Walls in Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice are decorated with simple paintings.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
More Japanese alcoholic beverages.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
The old box of fuse match nicely with the design of Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Maneki-neko, the money cat or the fortune cat, dressed in kimono.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
The entrance of Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice in Japanese style

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
There a many small plants in Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice. The price tag are still on them so maybe they are for sale?

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Another unique Japanese painting found in the restaurant.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Some Japanese decoration, not sure if this guy has a name?

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Each wooden table has a pot of fresh plants. The wood and the plant make it feels like garden.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice situated at this row of old shop lots at Taman Paramount, Seapark.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
The menu of Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice. Click for bigger size. As you can see in the menu, you can order side dishes such as edamame, deep fried shrimps, tofu and salad. There is also this delicious looking marinated duck breast.

Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice at Taman Paramount, Seapark, Petaling Jaya
Shokudo Japanese Curry Rice opens everyday except Monday from 12 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm.

Phone Number: 03-7863 0922

Address:
No.9, Jalan 20/13,
Taman Paramount,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shokudojcr

Coco Steamboat (海底炉) at Old Klang Road

Coco Steamboat (海底炉) is one of our favourite steamboat restaurant mainly because of its popular giant pork knuckle bone milky and creamy double stewed soup base. Our other favourite steamboat place is the Damansara Village Steamboat Restaurant for its wine soup and wine lala.  Another favourite steamboat restaurant is the Yuen Buffet Steamboat for its eat all you can concept and the honey-glazed chicken wing.  Since the Old Klang Road branch has moved to a new location, we deciced to come here for Chap Goh Meh and my birthday celebration. Coco Steamboat also has branches in Cheras and Puchong which we never went before. This blog post is for the Old Klang Road branch.

2 person set at Coco Steamboat
These fresh ingredients are set menu for 1 person (RM 18.80) but customer must order minimum 2 sets. There are prawns, pork balls, fish noodles, quail egg, dumplings, yam, crab sticks, fish balls, fuchuk, cabbage and other food which I'm not sure the name. There were four of us and we only ordered 2 sets as we don't eat a lot.

Egg, noodles and mee hoon at Coco Steamboat
Just like other steamboat restaurant, the set comes with egg, noodle and mee hoon.

Vegetable at Coco Steamboat
We ordered a dish of watercress vegetable as add on. RM 8.90 per dish.

3 kinds of spices at Coco Steamboat
Fried garlic and chili sauce to go with the steamboat. Personally I like the green colored one as the red colored one is too spicy for me.

Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
We ordered Coco Steamboat's popular Double Stewed Soup with whole bone of pork knuckle.  For this soup base you need to pay RM 20.90 for a maximum of 5 persons sharing. Each additional 1 person will need to add-on RM 1. This soup is the best steamboat soup I have ever tasted and you can see almost every table here will order this milky soup base.

Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
The pork bone soup is boiled with big pork knuckle for many hours and you can find a lot of collagen inside. The soup also comes with radish, white cabbages, shredded yam and Chinese Beancurd Skin (Fu Chuk). It is also seasoned with black pepper.

Huge pork bone in the steamboat at Coco Steamboat
The giant pork knuckle from the soup. You can compare the size with the Chinese spoon here. It also has a lot of meat and collagen stuck onto it and requires bare hands to eat them.

Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
The Coco Steamboat's interior wall is decorated with the restaurant's history and the food photos.

Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
From this side you can see the popular Double Stewed Pork Bone soup base.

Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
You can also see the other 2 types of soup base, the Healthy Tomato Soup and the Nourishing Fish Head Clear Soup.

Panorama view of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
The new location for Coco Steamboat is very big as you can see in this panorama photo. It is the biggest steamboat restaurant as far as I have visited.

Panorama view of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
Another panorama view of the Coco Steamboat with this photo of nature scenery.

Air Conditioned Room at Coco Steamboat
Coco Steamboat also has an air-con room. As you can notice here also they are now using electrical induction cooker compared to gas previously. I feel it cooks faster than the gas stove.

Waiting chairs at Coco Steamboat Old Klang Road
There are many chairs near the entrance of Coco Steamboat. I believe the weekends will be very pack so do come early to avoid the queue.

Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
The Master Chef of Coco Steamboat.

Soup selection at Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
3 types of soup base for you to choose from. Click for full size. Coco Double Stewed Soup is the most popular selection here. Never had the chance to try the fish head clear soup and the tomato soup.

Menu of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
The set menu. Click for full size. We normally only order the normal set menu. Don't have any celebration yet to try the more expensive's set.

Menu of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
Some of the cooked dish for you to bite on while waiting for the food to be cooked in steamboat. Click for full size.

Menu of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
Fresh seafood selections. Click for full size menu. There are aquariums here for the live seafood.

Menu of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
Fresh meat and pork internal organs selections. Click for full size menu.

Menu of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
All kinds of balls and steamboat ingredients. Click for full menu.

Menu of Coco Steamboat
The vegetables menu. Click for full size. There are so many kinds of vegetables name here in English which I have never heard of.

Menu of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
Other menu. Click for full size.

Drink Menu of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
The beverages menu. Click here for full size.

Exterior of Coco Steamboat at Old Klang Road
The exterior of Coco Steamboat, easily spotted when you are driving on Old Klang Road.

With such a big restaurant, the parking space seems to be a bit small. But do no worry as the friendly staffs there will manage the parking space for you and also the incoming traffic when you are leaving via the busy Old Klang Road.

Coco Steamboat opens daily from 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (last call).
It is closed on alternate Monday.
Reservations only apply in between 6 - 6:30 pm. If you come later than that, you will have to walk in and tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coco-Steamboat/105336112869661

Address: 
No: 1 Batu 4 3/4, Jalan Kelang Lama,
58200, Kuala Lumpur. (Before Pearl Point)

GPS Location: 
3°5'14"N, 101°40'26"E (I have tested this coordinate myself using WAZE)

Telephone Number: 019-2776596