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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Rendezvous with Floggers @ Eiffel Restaurant, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

A break from the Ipoh posts, and backtrack to a few weeks ago, when I was in KL. Met up with Jason, Foodcookies, Tummythoz & her Mr.K. (",) ... Nice meeting you guys!

Eiffel Restaurant ... the posh-iest of names?

Of course, floggers get together equals food. Nothing more, nothing less. LOL. Jason was kind enough to set up a destination somewhere near Cheras, at record time, I might add. (Thanks, Jason, owe u another one! =P). The instance I heard the name Eiffel Restaurant, an image of French cuisine in a swank high-end restaurant was projected in my mind. Gulp .... *o*

Vietnam Chicken Pan Mee (Flour Noodle) (RM12)

But pleasantly surprised the restaurant he had chosen is a down to earth one, serving Chinese cuisine. Pasted on the walls were paper cuttings of reviews by various local papers, mostly Chinese media, but a reason to gloat, nevertheless.

Seafood Pan Mee (RM15)

One of their signature items include pan mee, or flat flour noodle, cooked in a variety of broth, and garnished with various ingredients, from chicken to seafood, and everything in between. (Hehe, I was lazy to check the options, sorry).

We ordered two types to be shared, one being the Vietnam style chicken while another being a new item NOT on the menu yet, which was the Seafood crab meat version (I think). The former fared better in my opinion, with generous servings of fried chicken fillet, cooked Vietnamese style, though the lemongrass somehow deterred me from fully enjoying the dish. (sorry, Lyrical one if you're reading this, but I DO avoid lemongrass at all costs).

The other version of the noodle was a disappointment, as the stock was too thick and gooey, drowning the pan mee, though the prawns and whatnot (fish roes?) did save the dish somehow.

Thai-style Chicken

The Thai-style deep fried chicken fillet was a safe choice, with crunchy young mango/apple (once again, my memory failed me ... ) strips delivered an amalgam of tastes, being tangy, sour, spicy and sweet at the same time.

Fried Rice with Salted Egg (RM6)

Jason personally recommended two dishes, one being the fried rice with salted eggs. Unpretentious in appearance, but sadly, the same applies to the taste. Don't get me wrong, the rice was fried to perfection, not soggy nor too dry, but lacked the oomph we all expected. Jason himself commented that previously the dish was better.

Money Bags? (RM10)

Another one of recommendation impressed us, the fried dumplings-thingy (sorry forgot the name) were delicious, and required no dipping sauce (though chilli sauce was provided if I'm not mistaken). A must-try!

Reeking of mango-mania .... (RM4.50)

The desserts are the shop's specialty as well, judging from the options available, and the restaurant is approriately named Eiffel Restaurant and Dessert House. Though you might be forgiven if you're expecting hot Chinese sweet soups (eg. Bubur Cha-Cha and the likes), as you won't find them here.

Reasonably priced at RM4.50 per humongous bowl, the snowy mountain ice blended with fruits (a nick I created myself, as I did not bother to check the menu, =P) will definitely refresh you till no end, quenching thirst, and dare I say, even appease hunger pangs. I had the mango variety, and only realized when my bowl was nearly empty that, surprise! surprise! They added an EGG or two into the dessert! No wonder so creamy and milky.

Mint Chocolate Milk Shake ... or at least it looks like one to me! (RM4)

The meal was a reasonable RM77.50 for 5 of us. The place is air-conditioned, but with a homely setting.

Location : Eiffel Restaurant @ 159. Jalan Lancang, Taman Seri Bahtera, Cheras. Tel : 03-91304234. Very near to the roundabout in Cheras, situated near Tesco Extra. Do ask the KL-ites (eg. Jason/Tummythoz/Foodcookies for directions).

P/S : It was a pleasure meeting you guys, and looking forward to the next one! ^o^


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i think this was on fathers day rite? sorry, couldnt make it..but definitely going to try it..since its so nearby!

Ciki said...

the money bags look cute.. how come no string to tie the money bags one... like all the money will fall out rite? lol ;P

New Kid on the Blog said...

the money bag looks like wan tan. :)

J2Kfm said...

joe : yeah! at 1st Jason said you'll be joining us, but being father's day and all, completely understood why.

cumi & ciki : imaginary strings if there ever were, I'd popped one and gobbled up the whole plate! :)

NKOTB : taste somewhat like fried wantan, but lot more tasty

Kent Fo said...

when u drop by kl again?? shame to said that i haven attend any of the gathering =.=...


JeromeFo 令狐冲 said...

Lolx.Im back already!
If u coming to KL here again,
feel free to contact me=)
012-2648048. My bro Kent will intro nice place to eat.

J2Kfm said...

kent : not so soon I guess, but I'll be sure to drop you a msg yeah?

jeromefo : huh? I didn't know you guys are brothers!!! =O
what a pleasant surprise.

Mummy In Vain said...

the mint chocolate milkshake is not expensive at all!

Anonymous said...

Hey, slow down, you're posting too fast! :P
Come to re-count the bill, it's just RM15.50 per person. So reasonable!

J2Kfm said...

mummy in vain : yeah, the serving's pretty generous too

jason : you seemed to be MIA lately huh? bz eh? posting's a pastime, as you know how 'busy' I'm in the office on most days. =)
p/s : I'm SO into Valkyrie Profile 2, thanks 2 u!!!!

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