Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Buffet feasting at BBQ-K @ Mont Kiara

I kid you not, eating has to be my middle name.

Although most of the times I would be preaching about losing weight but the truth is, I love food too much to totally ditch it.

What is more satisfying than a good buffet?

A good buffet with bottomless meat, meat, meat and more meat!

Stupid sister and I settled for Korean BBQ Buffet at BBQ-K, Solaris Mont Kiara to satisfy our crazy meat cravings.

Personally, I feel like BBQ-K at Solaris Mont Kiara is a bit country-style restaurant. My apologies that I did not take any picture of the interior design in the restaurant. I forgot to even take pictures of the entire restaurant because I was too hungry when I got there. Certain pictures posted here are courtesy of the bloggers stated on the pictures. If you wanna know more, you can visit their websites as well.

So, the first thing stupid sister and I did - we attacked the appetizer bar.

We were too hungry to wait for the meat to be cooked so, we went ahead and fill our tummies with a bit of traditional Korean appetizers like kimchi, japchae, kongnamul and others.

They do have decent number of appetizers to satisfy all your cravings but alas, again, I forgot to take pictures. The only picture of appetizer that I took was kimchi-bokkeumbap.

Kimchi-bokkeumbap is kimchi fried rice.

I am not a big fan of fried rice but because this is kimchi fried rice, I love it. The flavour from the kimchi that they used to fry the rice was really good - I love a good ol' kimchi anytime!

Then, we moved on to the meat, meat, meat, meat and more meat section.

Basically what we saw on the day we went to BBQ-K was the same as what VKeong's pictures portrayed. I'm sorry that I forgot to take pictures.

The selection on the day was quite wide actually. Lemme try to recall what they served on the day we went there - bacon, marinated pork belly, beef, lamb and chicken (soybean paste, gochujang, soy sauce), squid and probably yakitori too.

We started out with marinated pork belly and squid because I told them I wanted squid instead of pork. Stupid sister on the other hand, was more attracted to the pork belly so, you can more or less see in the picture below that the staff barbequed both for us.

Oh, if you are not into barbequeing for yourself, the staff at the restaurant would do it for you.

However, if you would want to savour each and every moment barbequeing for yourself, you may tell the staff that you would like to do the grilling on your own - they'd be happy to oblige.

Stupid sister and I opted for the staff to help us because we were all dressed up, reading for our shopping spree after the big meal.

On the whole, the grilling experience was fun and carefree because there will be someone to assist you.

However, if you were to ask about my opinions on the food, read on for my verdict.

I am quite a skeptical person when it comes to ordering pork outside. I am always turned off my the porky smell or taste that pork has. The pork belly and bacon served at the restaurant on the day I went there was really too porky to the extent that I couldn't eat much of pork - stupid sister had to gobble everything down else we would have to pay penalty for not finishing our food. I didn't like the bacon at all.

Conclusion - the porky smell of pork is overwhelming.

The only meat that I found decent on that day was the beef - it was juicy and the thickness was just right. The chicken and squid were okay as well - nothing much to shout about.

I liked the appetizers though - quite a lot of selection available.

They are serving beverages from orange juice to sik-hye to green tea to coffee to tea. 

Fruits are available as well.

Desserts are also served but upon request.

We ended up without dessert because we were too full.

Total damage - RM120 for two pax.

For the price we have paid for, the meal was worth it. Imagine going into any Korean non-buffet restaurant and you order Korean BBQ. You will have to fork out at least RM200 to satisfy your tummies.

Do take note because they do have different prices on different days and occasions.
Price (Business hours: 11am to 12am):
Monday - Closed
Lunch (Tue - Thu) - Adult RM45 nett, Children RM20 nett
Dinner (Tue - Thu) - Adult RM60 nett, Children RM30 nett
Lunch & Dinner (Fri - Sun) - Adult RM60 nett, Children RM30 nett
Plan your visit to get the best deal, okay?

If you are not anywhere near Mont Kiara, BBQ-K does have two other outlets within Klang Valley. Addresses are as below.

Mont Kiara Solaris branch
15-3, Soho KL, Jalan Solaris 2,
Mont Kiara, 
50480, KL
Tel: 03-6206 5539

Sunway Giza branch
D-08-01, Block B, Sunway Giza,
Jalan PJU 5, Kota Damansara, 
47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 018-220 0710

Sri Petaling branch
No, 22A-1, Jalan Radin Bagus 3,
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling,
57000 KL
Tel: 011-3994 0013

Happy grilling, people!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

You're just too picky!

This is the topic that I am quite reluctant to talk about for the longest time.

I have been trying my best to avoid it because I know if anyone within my circle of friends start to talk about it, I will be the first or probably second target in the conversation.

You want to know why?

It's all because I am 30 and I am still single.

Okay, welcome to my life!

True enough, over the years, I have series of unhappy events when it comes to relationships and most of the times, I did blog about it.

Personally, I think there is nothing wrong with me, confiding in my blog because certain times, when you talk to people about your story, people do not understand your situation and that makes everything worse! To me, my blog is a person to whom I could go on and on about one thing and he doesn't respond negatively to me - if you're not happy reading my blog, you are always welcome to leave.

Okay, here comes the real thing.

I have been getting a lot of questions from people around me, "Angel, why are you still single?"

At this age, I do get it when people question you about it but the thing that really makes me angry is when people ask me the next question, "Are you too picky?"

First of all, let me tell you this - when you direct this question to a person who is single and still searching, the person being asked may not tell you anything but it could be offensive to them.

I hate it when people label me as 'picky'.

My argument is that if you think I am picky, why not we divert the question to yourself for a bit? If you are not picky, would you end up with your current boyfriend or husband? If you are not picky, would you just randomly choose a stranger and marry him or her?

The answer is a 'no', so, quit labeling other people as picky when you do not know their stories.

I know I can complain a lot about being single but at the same time, I refuse to do something about it.

Do you know why I refuse to do something about it?

If you do not know why, let me tell you again - I have had enough experiences with jerks and assholes who were only eyeing money and sex. My life is not about lending my money to any guys out there and it certainly has nothing to do with sex or even one night stand.

Sorry to those who are practicing this but seriously, if you come to me just because you are thinking about sex without string attached, my only sentence to you, "TO HELL WITH YOU!"

If you love sex or one night stand so much, go and find yourselves some professional prostitutes out there because one thing I know for sure, I am not one of them.

If you're thinking of preaching me that I should know how to satisfy a guy sexually, then, I will advise you to stop trying to preach me because I am a lady with high ego and I am not going to listen to your preach since I have my own life to lead. Seriously, I have no interest in wanting to know how you perform blowjobs on your boyfriends or how good you are in all positions in bed - save it to yourself!

To me, finding the right person is more important than any other things in this world and if sex is bound to happen, let it happen with the right person so that even if you guys do not end up getting married, still, it happened without regrets.
Once, a friend came to me, telling me, "Angel, I envy you because you are still single and you have no worries about relationships."
 You are not me, how would you know I have no worries about relationships? Sometimes I just do not talk to people about my relationship problems because I believe certain things shouldn't be spread.
When you are in a relationship and at the same time, your friend is single, stop telling him or her, "I envy you because you are single - you don't realize how troublesome relationships can be."
In that case, break up with your current partner and stay single!!!!!
Why do you even need to worry when you can break up?
Don't tell me, "Oh, you wouldn't understand my dilemmas - we've been together for almost 10 years and breaking up is not an option." 
Quit telling me also, "We've been married, it's not as easy as you've thought."
Sure it sounds easy to me when you are trying be 'envious' over me, being single.
If it is not easy, quit telling people how 'envious' you are - it doesn't work that way! Certain things may look easy to you but it is NOT that easy for the person who is actually going through it. Quit telling people that they do not understand your situation because you do not understand their situations too.
Worse still, I hate it when people tell me, "Maybe the time is not right, when it is right, Mr. Right will appear."

Hey, do you think Mr. Right is like a wizard whom can appear and disappear as he likes? If you are unsure, save the consolation to yourself. I do not appreciate your consolation at all because it irks me. It makes me feel like you are trying to laugh at my misery.

You do not know what I have been through so, don't just jump into the picture and tell me something offensive. It would be better if you switch to another subject that is less offensive.

I do not mind people telling me about their relationships but I get annoyed and angry when people try to label me as picky and stuffs like that. I have been in pathetic relationships with wrong guys and if you are gonna tell me I am not trying hard enough, you should just commit suicide!

Lesson of the day for all of you out there:

1 - Do not tell your single friends that maybe they are too picky - it's not your call.

2 - If you are gonna preach them, make sure you can tolerate it if they preach you.

3 - Stop trying to sound professional when you are not.