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Thursday, 25 June 2015

PELICANA CHICKEN MALAYSIA Korean Fried Chicken @ E-Curve Mall Mutiara Damansara Petaling Jaya


THE PERFECT KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN
PELICANA CHICKEN MALAYSIA

Pelicana Chicken Malaysia, a Korean fried chicken fast food franchise,  has become a new kid on the block, gaining popularity in among diners here eager for the taste of the unique fried chicken, Korean-style.

At a recent food review at Pelicana Chicken Malaysia located E-Curve Mall, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, I had a BIG TASTING of Korean Fried Chicken which the restaurant takes pride in. 

Not all fried chicken are the same. Some outlets claim to prepare better fried chicken than others and have their own methods of preparation including imported ingredients and sauces. I really enjoyed this big and juicy serving of korean fried chicken that comes in 5 different types of flavours ranging from the Original Crunchy, Original Peli, Spring onion Peli, Charcoal BBQ Peli and lastly the Super Hot Spice Peli. 

I shall be listing my Top favourite to the Least favourite according to my personal preference in this post of mine. Here goes ....
Chicken Peli Crunchy Chicken (Original Crunchy)
12pcs ~ RM 56.50

Top in my list is the Chicken Peli Crunchy Chicken (Original Crunchy) flavour. I just loved the crunch it gave when you sink your teeth into the juicy meat. Lovely crunch on tastier and crispier Korean fried chicken that has universal appeal with fried chicken lovers. Very flavourful, good enough to eat on its own as it was not too salty with the right texture and taste.

The chicken wings and drumsticks were absolutely tasty and I liked chicken wings more than drumsticks. Much emphasis were given to the serving size as they only served drumsticks weighing around 100 to 110 grams and wings at 90 to 95 grams, thus giving their customers the edge in quality and value in money.

Spring Onion Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken
14pcs ~ RM 32.90

Next, Spring Onion Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken was one of my favourite version too. Served with topped with thinly sliced spring onion and a healthy drizzling of sweet soy-mustard sauce. It had a appetising taste of mustard with wasabi after taste to it. Very addictive and delicious eaten on its own.  
 Winglet ~ Spring Onion Peli Yang Nyeon

Drummet ~ Spring Onion Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken

Smaller and juicier chicken parts are used for this popular Spring Onion Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken. Pelicana Chicken Malaysia give you smaller portions, where only the winglets and drummets are used. Each winglet and drummet weighs around 40 to 45 grams which is just the right size, not too small neither too big in portion.  

Charcoal BBQ Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken 
14pcs ~ RM 32.90

Charcoal BBQ Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken 
14pcs ~ RM 32.90

Third on my list is this Charcoal BBQ Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken. It's Pelicana's second hottest chicken dish. The spiciness was still bearable to many as it hits your mouth after a while. Diners who like their chicken with a spicy kick should try this. 

Hot Spice Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken
14pcs ~ RM 32.90



Here's Pelicana's hottest chicken dish. Apart from being known as the oldest chicken franchise; they started by selling tong dak in the ‘80s. They are also famous for their hot sauce chicken, especially the ultra-spicy sauce one. I have tasted other franchisees' spicy sauce option as well, but I found Pelicana's the tastiest in flavour.



Koreans called this ‘bul dak’ (λΆˆλ‹­, fire chicken) because the spiciness level usually induces tears and a fiery mouth. If you like hot and spicy food, the hotter the better – this is for you. Challenging dish for its extra hot, extra spicy with extra kick that brings a burning sensation to your mouth and later to your throat!

Original Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken 
14 pcs ~ RM 32.90

Last but not least was the Original Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken. Each deep fried winglet and drummet was tossed in a thick sweet and slightly spicy sauce. I found it a bit too daunting eating these sticky yangnyeom-tongdak on its own, maybe it could be better eaten with some rice and salad instead. 

Original Peli Yang Nyeon Chicken 

Anyway, if you like savoury sweet sauce chicken, this should be a good choice for you. But remember to order sides of rice, seasoned radish and seaweed salad to go with this dish.

 Yellow Sauce
RM 1

Remember to try out their special house made 'Deli Sauce' or known as Yellow Sauce to the diners with your Chicken Peli Crunchy Chicken. Unlike typical fried chicken, there’s no need for a dip or tomato ketchup, as the crispy hot-from-the-oil chicken tastes absolutely heavenly with this mustard cum wasabi flavour sauce. 

Pelicana's Side Dishes/Rice 
RM 4.50 each per serving

Diners can also order it with a set with korean fragrant rice and two types of banchan or side dishes such as Musaengchae (Seasoned Radish) and Miyeok Muchim (Seaweed Salad). These sides makes a delicious accompaniment for the deep fried chicken as it helps cut through the greasy taste.

Korean Fragrant (black sesame & seaweed)
 RM 4.50

  Musaengchae (Seasoned Radish)
RM 4.50

Miyeok Muchim (Seaweed Salad)
RM 4.50

Ramadan Platters Special
 6 pax ~ RM 98.90 

Pelicana Chicken Malaysia has rolled out a delectable Ramadan Platters Special in conjunction with Ramadan. With saving of up to 33%, this is the best time to tuck into your Pelicana's delights specially created for this holy month. 

Pelicana's Ramadan Platters comes with a good mix of the chicken dishes together with sides of french fries, fragrant rice, nuggets, choco pies among others to suit everyone's palate. Diners can choose to dine with Platter A, priced at RM 66.90 (serves up to 4 pax) while Platter B, priced at RM 98.90 (serves up to 6 pax).

Besides the main offering of chicken dishes, diners can have the option of having some mouth-watering jumbo size serving of Peli's Burgers. Available with a chicken or fish fillet, these jumbo burgers are served with generous portion of french fries.   

Burger Peli Jumbo Fillet Burger
RM 15.50

Chunky & Crunchy
Deep Fried Chicken Fillet

 Peli Spicy D’ Fish Burger
RM 13.90

Peli Fish Burger is also available in a non-spicy version called the Peli D’ Fish Burger.

Dessert Affogato Solo
RM 7.90

As our tummies could only accommodate so much, we went with Affogato Solo to end our chicken-licious dinner that night.

To quench your thirst, try the smoothies selection available such as Smoothies Series of Forest Fruit Yogurt, Pineapple Maracuja Yogurt, Caramelised Apple Peach Yogurt and Pina Colada (Pineapple coconut), priced affordably at  RM10.90 each.

Thumbs Up For Pelicana's Chicken

Overall,  PELICANA CHICKEN MALAYSIA is a great place to eat for fried chicken lovers.You get a variety of sauces like spicy, sweet and savoury flavours. Choose from the original to the savoury or spicy ones to suit your palate. Eat your fried chicken the moment it hits your table. If the portion is too huge for you, share with your friends. It can be extremely addictive, so don’t be surprised if you can finish the whole platter by yourself. Bon Appetite ! 



PELICANA CHICKEN MALAYSIA
E-Curve Mall (Next to IKEA)
Level 1 Lot 1-43
Mutiara Damansara
Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7732 0087

FaceBook: Pelicana Chicken Malaysia
Twitter/IG: @pelicanamy
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Ramadan Buffet 2015 ~ The Spread All Day Dining @St Giles The Gardens Hotel & Residences Mid Valley Kuala Lumpur


Iftar Buffet Delights 2015
 The Spread All Day Dining @St Giles The Gardens Hotel 

Juadah Iftar 
 More than 100 dishes of Iftar Buffet Delights

During the month of Ramadhan, St Giles The Gardens – Grand Hotel & Residences offers delicious buffet delicacies at new and revitalized The Spread situated at Level 6 of the hotel. It is the best time to tuck into more than 100 dishes of your favourite Iftar buffet delights specially created for this holy month.

The Spread will be taking you through a journey of Iftar Buffet Delights from 22nd June till 13th July 2015 from 7.00pm till 10.30pm daily offering selections of dishes served by grilled station, carving station, stalls, barbeque station, Indian food corner and others.

Fresh Greens of Kampung Ulam

Assorted Kerabu

Staying true to classic kampung flavours is an offering of ulam and kerabu favourites such as Kerabu kacang botol (four-angle beans) among others. After breaking fast with Arab dates and Malay kuih, guests can authentic kampung fare as well as contemporary dishes.  

Oxtail Soup (top) & Bubur Lambuk (bottom)

Remember to check out these two tummy-warming savoury Oxtail Soup and Bubur Lambuk which are very popular among the fasting Muslims during Ramadan month.


Lolorossa

Mixed Salad of Lolorossa, Romaine Lettuce, Stuffed Green Olive & Black Olive

You can also opted for some western salad if the Malay salad of kerabu is not your cup of tea. Choose from a variety of salad greens to go with dressings of your choice.
  
Kuih Muih Station

 Assorted Malay Kuih

 Healthy Choices of Tau Fu Far & Mixed Fruits


Drinks Station

Must Try ~ Fruits Of The Sea
Ocean Fresh Tiger Prawns on Ice

 Seafood On Ice Platter
Mussel, Crabs & Tiger Prawn on Ice

Fresh seafood lovers, on the other hand, should try the seafood platter on ice, including the marine fresh tiger prawns, crabs and mussels. 

Sushi & Sashimi Offerings

Another highlight was the Japanese section offering freshly made sushi and sashimi. Diners were seen making a beeline at the section and the chefs manning this station are kept busy making an assortment of Japanese sushi, maki rolls and serving up sashimi with a choice of salmon shake, tuna maguro and butterfish.
  
If raw fish is not to your liking, fret not as this buzzing station has Chuka Kurage (Seasoned Jellyfish), Chuka Sazae (Seasoned Snail), Kimchi and seaweed too.

Local Kampung Favourites

 Grilled To Perfection

 Tender & Flavourful Grilled Squid

 Grilled Chicken Wings & Beef fillets

 Beef Satay

 Ketupat Palas

Lemang

Move on to the local corner serving scrumptious selection of grilled dishes like grilled chicken wings, beef slices, grilled squids and satay. The carvery has an impressive selection of sauces such as rosemary, garlic and mint to go with the roast lamb, the evergreen Ramadan favourite.

 Deep Fried Squid

 Kailan with Assorted Mushroom

 Butter Prawns

 Lemon Chicken

 Stir Fried Chicken with Dried Chilli

Stir Fried Kailan With Salted Fish

For delectable Chinese fare, The Spread offers bountiful deep fried squid, lemon chicken, butter prawn,  stir fried chicken with dried chilli, stir fried kailan with salted fish among others.


Lasagna Al Forno

Noodles Station

Wide Array Of Fruits

End your Ramdan feast with wide array of fresh local fruits placed aesthetically pleasing in a warung like style. 

Rojak

Sago Pudding

Crowd Favourite ~ Tiramisu

At the desserts counter, be spoilt for choice with a selection of fruits, cakes, pudding and the all-time favourite Tiramisu. Do remember to check out their 'Fried Ice Cream' too.
  
My Personal Favourite 
Wasabi Ice Cream Fried with Crushed Nuts topped with Almonds

Matcha with Black Sesame Ice Cream Fried with Crushed Nuts

Last but not least, another speciality at The Spread is their 'Fried' Ice Cream. You can choose from a variety of ice cream flavours ranging from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry to the more exotic such as matcha, black sesame or even the wasabi. The chef will fry the ice cream on the froze or chill granite top with your selection of ice cream with your toppings of chocolate chips, nuts and colourful mixed chips for added crunch and flavour.

  • Priced at RM 134 nett per adult and RM 67 nett for children from 6 – 12 years old includes festive gifts for all whom dine. 
  • The corporate gift vouchers are available at a special rate of RM 124 nett per adult – applicable for 1st & 4th week of Juadah Iftar
  • Advance purchase are required for the corporate vouchers.
*Prices are quoted nett Ringgit Malaysia inclusive of 6% GST

For reservations and enquiries, please call 03- 2268 1188 ext. 6123.

The Spread All Day Dining 
St Giles The Gardens- Grand Hotel & Residences
Level 6
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2268 1123
Website: www.StGiles.com
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheGardensHotelandResidences



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