Thursday, October 8, 2015

Papa J's Kitchen, Kota Bharu

I'm in the utmost missing level while editing these pictures!

Just last month, we were having a great day celebrating Ni's birthday at Papa J's Kitchen,
and now we are apart from each other, having different kind of work life. 

While sharing with you this wonderful moment,
I will also share with you this wonderful restaurant located in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. 
It's the Papa J's Kitchen. 

I have not been able to update my blog for quite a long while since I haven't got myself settle down in my new life. 
I have been traveling from school to home quite frequently and it was tiring. 
Spent more time on my work also my family this time since I haven't got the chance to real gather up with my parent for the past five years.
Guess I am trying to compensate before it's too late :)

Here comes the pictures taken when we were at Papa J's Kitchen.

I'll let the pictures do most of the talking, 
and at the same time
 I will, too, review this lovely restaurant. 

In front of Papa J's Kitchen.
I know Papa J's Kitchen simply doesn't look like a restaurant. 
but as the old one says, don't judge the book by its cover,
Papa J's Kitchen serves one the best western/American cuisine in KB town. 

With lovely Esther before we walked in the restaurant.
(Oh I miss her loud laughing voice! :D)

Papa J's Kitchen is kinda like a household-theme kinda restaurant. 
It is a cozy home dinning outlet serving western cuisine from a private home.
There's not much of decoration,
but it definitely gives you a feel of home. 

A little decorations at their wardrobe to brighten up the scenery.

Fyi, if you are interested to pay them a visit, 
You will have to book the time since there's only two table at once. 
For more information, please scroll down to the end of this post. :)

With beautiful PS

With Michelle :)

With cute baby Chong. ^^

And not to forget, 
the birthday girl, Ni. :)

Okay, here comes the appetizer, the mushroom soup
Although it was named 'mushroom' soup, 
but I sense a lil potatoes in it.
The taste was mild,
definitely good to warm up the stomach before the heavy meal. 

Michelle's and Ni's Teriyaki Salmon
Salmon was cooked in a good way and a good temperature. 
It's crispy on the outside, 
and soft on the inside. 
It's a mouth-watering meal. :)

Ting's and Pei Si's Chicken Parmigiana
The typical Chicken Parmigiana, served with tomatoes, 
and baked in a good way. 
I didn't really remember the taste,
but I remember Ting said it was nice. 
Probably because the smell of cheese was not too strong.
For me, I am more of a cheese person, 
so this will not be in my favourite list. 

Chicken Breast 
stuffed with cheese, chicken ham and dried apricots 
served with a Parmesan cheese sauce
(Yea it's a long name) :P
I enjoy this meal although I have only tried a bite of it. 
The stuffed filling was so special especially the apricot!
Who has ever thought of this brilliant combination?!
A must try! :)

Seafood Aglio Olio
Frankly speaking, 
I was a little bit disappointed by the looking.
I know I shouldn't judge it by the looking,
but I have always pay attention to the culinary art before I taste the food.
So I have actually cut down the mark as soon as it was served. 
the taste was good!
I am assuming the chef was really tired from cooking because we arrived there earlier than the booking time.
And he had to rush to cook so many dished.
And thus the last plate (mine) was served in a hurry. 

I was simply overjoyed by the amount of the meal.
It really filled my up :)

we had ice-cream brownie as dessert. 

We sang birthday song to Ni and forgot that the ice-cream is melting...

And so it looked 'stupid' :P

Overall, it was a pleasant experience in Papa J's Kitchen
The chef was really friendly and showed us quite a few of his masterpieces when he was working as a film director.
And he was kind enough to play guitar for us to sing the birthday song to Ni.
We were having so much fun together,
it's like a home :)

Miss you ol's :)

Papa J's Kitchen (Booking Needed)
Address: 3877-C, Jalan Limau Manis Barat, Kota Bharu
Facebook: <click here>
Contact no (for booking): 011-3758 1668 (call / Whatsapp)
Opening Hours: 7 -11 pm

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jiran Cafe Kota Bharu

Hey there
I have just came back from Langkawi trip,
and thought about updating my blog!

My blog have been really dusty since I haven't update any post for the part few weeks.
Graduation was in a hurry and crazy mood.
I have been really busy with thesis, assignments, exam, presentations, and shifting my things back to hometown. 

Now that I have finally settled few things before I start my new life in Pulau Ketam,
I try my best to spend some time to finished some of the posts that were left untouched.
There are actually quite a lot of good restaurants I have  thought of sharing them with you guys so I shall not procrastinate. 

So today, I am sharing a Malay restaurant with western cuisine to you guys.
It's called the Jiran Cafe
(scroll to the end to know the location and more information.)

The environment is based on Italian style, 
with bricks and woods and tuned into a warm lighting.
Really good to look on real eyes, 
but bad to captured good pictures in here since the light is a lil too soft. 

The open-air kitchen,
clean and highly organised.
allowing customers to watch how the chefs working and serve their foods.
I like this concept very much because it makes me feel 'safe' to eat their food. 
I can pretty much assure that my food is served in a good hand. 

The walls are decorated with few decorations
Simple and delicate. 
Just nice.

Here comes the food!

Seafood Aglio Olio.
I am not really keen on eating aglio olio but this one,
It's really nice!
Just the right amount of olive oil,
topped with bacons and my favourite cherries,
it creates a mild taste with a lil sweetness.
This is one of the best Aglio Olio I have tried so far. 

Chicken Chop.
They comes with two choice of sauces (if I am not mistaken),
black pepper or barbeque sauce
The whole serving is so large that you can share it with your friends.
The chicken is crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. 
Well-cooked, and tasted good even eating on its own.

Besides that, 
Italian pizzas are served there as well. 
There are quite a few choices of pizzas, 
but the taste is just on the average level. 
If you really crave for Italian pizzas,
They served the best Italian pizzas in KB town.

Grilled chicken.
I tasted it on the other day of visit. 
It tasted brilliant!
The chicken was well-cooked.
Very juicy and tasted good with the sauce.
and the serving was big as well :)

I have also tried their truffle on the other day of visit. 
(You see I have visited the place quite a few times!)
Not very good, but the what delighted me is that it's not too sweet.

 Jiran Cafe is worth to pay a visit.
They are quite a few things that I haven't got the chance to try on,
but most of the food there are pretty good in taste.
Their price is cheap and consider reasonable by its serving. 

I will end this post with this lovely quote that hanged around the restaurant. 

Happy eating :) 

Jiran Cafe Kota Bharu
Address: Lot 485 Kg Telok Baru, Jalan Demit, 15200 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
GPS: 6.109638, 102.281485
Contact: 012 955 6477
Opening Hour: (Everyday) from 5.00pm to 12.00am