Archive | January 2014

My first Ninja Joe

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Had a meeting in Mid Valley this morning.

Feeling hungry after d meeting I had in mind to buy a sirloin steak from Cold Storage to cook at home.

On d way towards Cold Storage I passed Ninja Joe Burger. Actually this is not the first time I passed by Ninja Joe and each time I will tell myself that  I will come back and try their burgers – another time.

Somehow that ‘another time’ thing has been repeating itself for awhile 🙂

I dont know why but maybe becos subconsciously I was conditioned to believe that other than BK n BM the rest of the fast food concept burgers joint are expensive (think Carl’s Jr)

Besides, I had tried pork Burger, (well not exactly a Burger but more of a bun) in MacDonald Macau the last time I had a job stint there.

My memory of that Burger was that it is dry – too dry – not something I would say I will go back for. Maybe this was what turn me off subconsciously, besides the Price that is.

Anyway, this time round I forced myself to head into Ninja Joe.

As with the numerous time that I passed by the shop is practically empty.  And so the cashier is ready to serve me, supposedly.

He was busy answering his colleague questions even though I am right in his nose.

Could this he the reason for the empty tables while the other food stalls are all getting filled?

Anyhow, he finally notices me and I quickly make my order. Unlike Bk n BM there is no upsell here. I ordered a normal Ninja Burger and there’s no prodding to ask whether I want to have a set which comes with fries etc..is cheaper etc…well u knw d drill.

10 minutes later a bell went off and I can see in front of me a big led number system flashing 154 like the little green men in d pedestrian crossing.

Then another ‘ding’ by my side and when I look over I notice the order taker / cashier signalling me to get my Burger.

Nice. Finally.

The Burger doesn’t look much but then again, what do you expect for MYR4.90 eh?

The first thing I noticed was that the Burger seemed a bit squarish.

it looks kind of clean unlike BM which sometimes give u a rather oily look.

Ok enuf looking. Took a bite. Mmmmm..

It was surprisingly succulent if I may describe it so. Unlike what I tried in Macau this one is juicy and the grilled taste is just Wow!!

It was splendidly grilled and with the crispy and chewy bun the combination is just heavenly! (No Ninja Joe didn’t pay me for this)

I will be back to try the other flavors – next time – for sure.

Breakfast at Jalan Imbi

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Done with 2 hours of gym at Lot 10 – paid RM10 bucks for the parking! Man!!

Anyway, for convenience and since nowadays i seldom visit KL so early in the morning I decided to go for the Pork Noodle soup at Restoran Win Heng Seng.

This pork noodle soup apparently goes way back and they served the KL type of pork noodle soup – not the one you will find in Ipoh. (yes i am from there)

This pork noodle soup does not have minced pork ball, slice pork, internals etc instead it is served with minced pork fried in black sauce (possibly the ingredients include black soy sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce etc), a row of flat pre processed pork and their well known sausage like cured pork which is dark in color.

Normally this sausage like cured pork are make from minced pork meats mixed with mince pork liver and the mixture will be pumped into a cleaned up pork intestine before cooking. (broiling and lightly grilled)

Anyway I digressed.

My wife and i are small eater as such we normally order a large bowl of noodles to share. We did the same here.

The noodle is served covered with braised minced meat served together with a bowl of soup filled with about 5 slab of processed pork meat.

Guess how much it cost us? …. MYR10! This is the first time i had a bowl of noodle that cost MYR10! (except of course if one is to go for those so call seafood noodles..which can easily offset you with RM25 and above – just for breakfast in a smelly and hot kopi tiam!)

The place we stay we normally pay about MYR5.50 for a large piping hot noodle that can satiates both our appetite.

The pork noodle here are over-rated (no, not because of the exorbitant price) the braised meat are too salty and the pre processed flat pork is no difference from those that i can get from the market. And their sausage like cured mince pork has no distinctive taste and is too soft. This kind of meat is best served a bit crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. If it is too soft it will taste soggy which is not pleasant to eat at all.,

Anyway, that is just my humble opinion. Some one else may have a difference taste bud. 🙂Image

New Burger Joint @Low Yat

Found a new Burger joint call Fuel Shack at Low Yat while shopping for a phone for my son.

What caught my attention is the unique way they serve their burgers – which is on a wooden chopping board! Same goes with the fried chicken and  their  spaghetti was served on a hot pan. 🙂 nice ..

Tried a Tower Burger and a 1.1L of cool draft Asahi.

The Burger was huge!  The meat are hot and juicy, yum.. but it is a little on d spicy side for some reason. 

Maybe d chef sprinkled a tad too much pepper. One other annoying  thing is i chewed on quite a bit of ‘tendons’ I believed, which is very hard and not something I would want to swallow.

Other than that, the Burger with fried egg, cheese and a few pieces of veges are not too bad oh yes, another thing is they are stingy with their gherkins. With 2 patties and cheese they should’ve given more gherkins so that I wont feel so bloated after the meal

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