Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nuffnang Blog Awards Dinner

When you read this, I am probably on my way to Kuala Lumpur International Airport already for our early flight. I just wanted to share the food we were served at the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards. It was a very good meal for someone starved the whole day (long flight from Manila to KL then long drive from KLIA to Putrajaya Marriott).

This was yummy and I really liked it. Terrine is similar to a pate and usually served cold. It's called as such because of the cooking used to make it. I think this could have been plated better. 

The chicken was very tender but I didn't like it much because it tasted bland. 

That tiramisu in chocolate cup was the bomb!!! I can have another serving. The fruits were a tad too sour (maybe we were served unripe ones). 

The dinner was good and I enjoyed it. The servers were kind of in a hurry to remove your plate and serve a new one though. Anyway, it's all good. I felt full after the party but I was craving for more dessert (me and my sweet tooth). 

I was not able to take a picture of the Split Pea Soup and Grape Sorbet because I was too engrossed watching the pole dancing number.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Midnight Cravings Malaysian Style

I can't believe that I have ignored this blog for almost four months. Not that I did not eat or cook in between but I just didn't have that "blogger's" motivation to say the least. If you are reading my main blog and my newest blog, you would know that I just recently attended the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards and at this very moment I am in my room in Putrajaya Marriott typing away as I miss breakfast. I plan to not eat breakfast because I am not hungry yet after eating too much chocolate-coated wafers last night.

I know this is going to be a long day today because we will be leaving to go to the airport at 2:00AM tomorrow morning. That's more than 12 hours from now. I did not shop much so I still have enough money left to spend on some Japanese buffet maybe for lunch. I tried the buffet breakfast yesterday and there's nothing stellar about it really. I had sausage and waffles and a good mix of watermelon and celery juice (yes, I love celery).

I am writing this post to share to you what I ate with a new blogger friend, Badet, after the awards night right before midnight at the all-day dining restaurant at Marriott Putrajaya, Zest Restaurant. We felt like the dessert served at the awards dinner was just enough to tickle the palate and that we want more. Badet ordered Ccheesecake and I ordered Mango with Sago (Tapioca) and a mix of Chicken and Beef Satay with delectable peanut sauce to share from the a la carte menu. We paid a total of RM76.00 (around Php1000 inclusive of tax). I like that Marriott food charges here are not that expensive. Considering the big servings, I think it was reasonable enough for hotel food.

I don't know why I have this affinity to sticky rice. I like how it melts in the mouth. The chicken and beef satay was tender enough but I think the ones I tasted at the Central Market near Petaling Jaya was comparable at a much lesser price.  Then again, I am dining in a hotel restaurant so what do I expect?

Badet did not like the consistency of this cheesecake. I tried it and yeah it tasted like bread pudding. It wasn't soft and fluffy the way I want it. 

This one I really loved! Well, anything with sago(tapioca) is a little piece of heaven on earth for me. The mango was rather sour but I think the coconut milk complemented it. 

I read that the restaurant just opened around the middle of 2011 after a whooping RM10,000,000 renovation. The chairs are very comfy and I even told Badet that if I would get chairs done in my apartment, I would get the same exact one. They had us pay before midnight so they can start their new accounting system for the day while we were having the food. It was understandable to say the least. I would recommend the restaurant for guests who don't want to go out to find food near the hotel especially during late hours. Marriott  is about 30 minutes to an hour away from the KL city center and costs around RM30-50 by taxi. If I was to decide, I'd rather spend that on food inside the hotel. 

Have you tried eating in this restaurant? What can you say about it?