IKEA Restaurant, Damansara

IKEA Restaurant is located at the entrance and exit of the IKEA showroom. You can have your breakfast, lunch, or dinner here before going to the IKEA Self-serve area (looking like a factory) to take your furniture. There is another smaller restaurant, Bistro located near the checkout of the IKEA Self-serve area, but this post is about the IKEA Restaurant. There are some Swedish dishes as well as local dishes.

There is a serving area where you can order foods, and eating area. There are places where you can fill your coffee and drinks.

Menus on display on the screen at the serving area.

IKEA Restaurant, Damansara serving area
IKEA Restaurant, Damansara serving area

You need to take three of these trays and put it on the trolley, so that you can put foods you want on them.

IKEA serving tray
IKEA serving tray
IKEA Restaurant trolley with trays
IKEA Restaurant trolley with trays

Here are some of the foods you can take:

Slices of almond cakes (RM 6.30) and moist chocolate cake (RM 6.90)
Slices of almond cakes (RM 6.30) and moist chocolate cake (RM 6.90)
Croissants (RM 3.70 per piece), muffins, garlic bread, buns, biscuits
Croissants (RM 3.70 per piece), muffins, garlic bread, buns, biscuits
Salmon fillet with mixed vegetables, mashed potato and chive sauce (RM 17.90)
Salmon fillet with mixed vegetables, mashed potato and chive sauce (RM 17.90)

And the famous Swedish meatballs, you can buy these in packets at the Swedish Food Market near the IKEA Self-serve checkout:

Swedish meatballs (beef) (RM12 per 10 pieces)
Swedish meatballs (beef) (RM12 per 10 pieces)
BBQ beef short ribs with mixed vegetables, french fries, and soup (RM 36.90)
BBQ beef short ribs with mixed vegetables, french fries, and soup (RM 36.90)
Fried chicken wings (RM 16.50 per 6 pieces/ RM 11.50 per 4 pieces)
Fried chicken wings (RM 16.50 per 6 pieces/ RM 11.50 per 4 pieces)
Eating area of IKEA Restaurant, Damansara
Eating area of IKEA Restaurant, Damansara

Here are some foods that I ordered:

I like the jam that gives the meatballs sweet flavors.

Swedish meatballs (beef) (RM 15.90 per 15 pieces)
Swedish meatballs (beef) (RM 15.90 per 15 pieces)

You can buy these frozen meatballs at the Swedish Food Market in IKEA itself. It is called KÖTTBULLAR Meatballs (beef), frozen, 1kg (RM 33.90).

Mum’s chicken chop:

Chicken chop with mixed vegetables and mashed potato (RM 12.90)
Chicken chop with mixed vegetables and mashed potato (RM 12.90)

Muffins:

Muffins
Muffins

 

IKEA Restaurant, Damansara

Address: 2, Jalan PJU 7/2 Pelangi Damansara, Jalan PJU 7/2, Pelangi Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Hours: Breakfast is available from 9am – 10am daily

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 9.30pm

Friday – Sunday: 9am – 10.30pm

Eve, public holidays & replacement holidays on Mondays: 9am – 10:30pm

Phone: 03-7730 0477

dahmakan food delivery

I have been trying dahmakan food delivery service in Malaysia on and off for about 1 year now. I ordered online without using app. My verdict is, its a bit expensive (one meal around RM20), the foods are delicious, they were prepared by chefs. The portions are small. Also, you can’t order on demand, you need to order a day before or if evening, order in the morning, unlike FoodPanda and others.

If you are a new user, you can use this link to get RM10 off for your first order (and I will get RM10 as well for you using that link).

25 Feb 2017

Dahmakan yellow box
Dahmakan yellow box
Dahmakan yellow box
Dahmakan yellow box
Dahmakan satay
Dahmakan satay
Dahmakan satay
Dahmakan satay

13 March 2017

dahmakan blue box
dahmakan blue box
dahmakan red box
dahmakan red box
Chicken Coriander Pesto Pasta and Seasonal Vegetables (RM21)
Chicken Coriander Pesto Pasta and Seasonal Vegetables (RM21)
Grilled Perch Fillet with Greek Pasta and Mixed Salad (RM21)
Grilled Perch Fillet with Greek Pasta and Mixed Salad (RM21)

14 March 2017

 

dahmakan red and yellow boxes
dahmakan red and yellow boxes

 

 

Staple Teriyaki Chicken with Garlic Fried Brown Rice and Sauteed Mixed Vegetables (RM20)
Staple Teriyaki Chicken with Garlic Fried Brown Rice and Sauteed Mixed Vegetables (RM20)

15 March 2017

dahmakan yellow and blue boxes
dahmakan yellow and blue boxes
Staple Teriyaki Chicken with Garlic Fried Brown Rice and Sauteed Mixed Vegetables (RM20)
Staple Teriyaki Chicken with Garlic Fried Brown Rice and Sauteed Mixed Vegetables (RM20)
Grilled Perch with Spaghetti Puttanesca and Roast Honey Carrots (RM23)
Grilled Perch with Spaghetti Puttanesca and Roast Honey Carrots (RM23)

19 March 2017

dahmakan blue box
dahmakan blue box
Salmon Spring Pasta with Green Peas, Ovendried Tomato and Lemon Cream Sauce (RM23)
Salmon Spring Pasta with Green Peas, Ovendried Tomato and Lemon Cream Sauce (RM23)
Spicy Fried Chicken Tenders with Mac & Cheese and Pickle (RM22)
Spicy Fried Chicken Tenders with Mac & Cheese and Pickle (RM22)

14 April 2017

Portuguese Baked Fish (RM20)
Portuguese Baked Fish (RM20)
Weekly Special Harissa Grilled Chicken Leg(RM21)
Weekly Special Harissa Grilled Chicken Leg (RM21)

I heard they are coming up with Rockchop, a cheaper version of dahmakan.

First try order from GrabFood Malaysia, and subsequent orders experiences

GrabFood replaces UberEats, is a competitior of FoodPanda, another Food delivery app (I know, I am very lazy to go out). The ordering is the same, and it shows where the driver is at in the app’s map, the arrow will move.

The delivery fee is RM5, no minimum order, unlike Foodpanda, which is a plus point.

28 June 2018

I ordered a Nasi Lemak and some petai from Village Park restaurant (the best Nasi Lemak in KL, as they said), they are also the featured partner of GrabFood, so I tried it.

Village Park Restaurant Grabfood receipt
Village Park Restaurant Grabfood receipt
GrabFood order delivery driver tracking and process
GrabFood order delivery driver tracking and process

The GrabFood driver arrived in his green Grab shirt, and handed me a GrabFood paper bag, unlike FoodPanda, but this is because its the first time, no paper bag for subsequent orders.

GrabFood paper bag
GrabFood paper bag

The foods packaged nicely, still very hot.

Village Park Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng + Daging Rendang + Petai
Village Park Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng + Daging Rendang + Petai

TADAAAA……

Village Park Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng + Daging Rendang + Petai
Village Park Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng + Daging Rendang + Petai

 

29 June 2018

This is my second time ordering. Just a simple meal from Shihlin One Utama.

Shihlin Taiwan restaurant Grabfood receipt
Shihlin Taiwan restaurant Grabfood receipt
GrabFood order delivery driver tracking and process
GrabFood order delivery driver tracking and process

No paper bag this time.

Shihlin Taiwan Handmade Oyster Mee Sua
Shihlin Taiwan Handmade Oyster Mee Sua

Very hot mee suah, and oyster which I find raw.

Shihlin Taiwan Handmade Oyster Mee Sua
Shihlin Taiwan Handmade Oyster Mee Sua

Would I try again? Yes, but the delivery fee is a bit expensive, KFC is RM3. I hope GrabFood can do better than FoodPanda because I like the everything Grab concept.

18 August 2018

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks (Tropicana City Mall) - Happy! Ricebox (Mains)
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks (Tropicana City Mall) – Happy! Ricebox (Mains)
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks (Tropicana City Mall) - Happy! Ricebox (Mains)
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks (Tropicana City Mall) – Happy! Ricebox (Mains)

Cost: RM15.50 + RM5.00 (delivery) = RM20.50

I get RM10 discount, so I paid RM10.50.

Nam Heong Chicken Rice, Desa Sri Hartamas

My most favourite chicken rice shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The chicken rice shop has two shops, one is located at the upscale “enclosed triangular” commercial shop-lot area called Desa Sri Hartamas.

There are two types of chicken rice, roasted or steamed. I prefer steamed chicken breast. You can choose to have a set that comes with a Lotus Root Soup/ 莲藕汤, Chicken Feet Groundnuts Soup, or Pork Ribs with Old Cucumber Soup. I like the thick soy sauce (available in the bottle) that gives the white chicken and rice more flavor.

Nam Heong Chicken Rice menu (English)
Nam Heong Chicken Rice menu (English)
Nam Heong Chicken Rice menu (Chinese)
Nam Heong Chicken Rice menu (Chinese)
Chili, ginger, and black thick soy sauce
Chili, ginger, and black thick soy sauce
White Chicken with rice and Lotus Root Soup
White Chicken with rice and Lotus Root Soup

Address: 30, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Hours: 11AM–3PM, 5:30–9PM daily

Phone: 03-2300 1308

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

Kinokuniya Bookstore, KLCC, Malaysia

Kinokuniya bookstore in Suria KLCC is the biggest bookstore in Malaysia. As a self proclaimed bookworm, I thought I would go there and have a look, first time in my 25 years of existence. Suria KLCC is easily accessible by LRT. I am very satisfied as the shop is quite nice looking and has all the books that I can remember from the top of my head as well as new books on artificial intelligence, blockchain, leaderships, etc.

Kinokuniya leadership section
Kinokuniya leadership section
Political order and political decay by Francis Fukuyama
Political order and political decay by Francis Fukuyama
Kinokuniya business section
Kinokuniya business section
Kinokuniya Chinese section
Kinokuniya Chinese section

I was wondering why the book store dedicated a Japanese section, then I remembered that Kinokuniya is from Japan, and KL is one of its branches.

Kinokuniya Japanese section
Kinokuniya Japanese section
Kinokuniya Japanese books
Kinokuniya Japanese books
Life 3.0 book in Chinese
Life 3.0 book in Chinese

There’s also a section for comics, which I find quite a balance among the other books.

Address: KLCC, 406-408 & 429-430, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Hours: 10am to 10pm daily

Phone: 03-2164 8133

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

Wine delivery from Wine Talk Malaysia

As a wine newbie, I thought this is an interesting idea, so I ordered some wine from winetalk.com.my. It arrived within 60 minutes.

Wine Talk box. "Wine a bit. You'll feel better"
Wine Talk box. “Wine a bit. You’ll feel better”
Wine Talk wines in box
Wine Talk wines in box
Four Somersby Blackberry Cider and two wine (Total around RM190, after discount, RM170)
Four Somersby Blackberry Cider and two wine (Total around RM190, after discount, RM170)
Convento do Paraiso 'Euphoria' Red
Convento do Paraiso ‘Euphoria’ Red
Renmano 'Chairman's Selection' Chardonnay
Renmano ‘Chairman’s Selection’ Chardonnay
Wine Talk receipt
Wine Talk receipt