Feb 22, 2014

Steamboat treat at M2 cafe in Setapak, KL

Do you enjoy steamboat? This is funny. I tried to search for steam boat on wikipedia and came back with nothing but a huge ship that travels using steam (steam boat) and I just realise that in Malaysia and some parts of Asia we call it steamboat, but in other parts of the world it is known as hot pot. 

Normally it is a metal pot/cooker placed in the middle of the table and soup will be poured into it. Usually it is plain chicken stock but nowadays in Malaysia, you will also get Tom Yam. Then you can select your fishballs, fish meat, shell fish, chicken, vegetables etc to put into your soup, and leave for a few minutes until it is cooked. You can eat it then with a dipping sauce

Anyway last night, I was invited to join in a promotional event cum shooting of the local Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan  at  M2 CAFE in Setapak, KL. The concept of the cafe is buffet-style and it caters HALAL food, the owner being a Bumiputra Malay himself.
Come, take a look at some of my pictures on what happen and what food was there... 
 The banner that greeted us as we arrived at the cafe. As you can see, M2 cafe's concept is an eat all you want buffet style spread, and it's not just steamboat they are offering but also roast lamb, ayam golek and mee kuah udang (prawn mee) and also some unique dishes like spaghetti gulung.

 M2 cafe, conveniently located right at Star Parc , right opposite the KL Festival City mall in Danau Kota. If you take an LRT, you probably can stop off at Wangsa Maju, cross the road and take a cab.

 The television crew busy shooting parts of Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan for TV3

 Some of the dessert spread, consisting of a variety of cakes and fruits.

This is the sitting side of the cafe... There is even a pretty pelamin there so if you want to get married and have a banquet here, you can.

 A variety of dipping sauces for you to choose depending on your taste and palate.

 Consultant chef, Chef Bob supervises part of the menu and you can try his awesome sauces that is available with different dishes. Love the black pepper sauce with the roast lamb. It is to die for..

 M2 cafe also serves Nasi Ayam Manjoi and other Western dishes

Chef Bob sizzling the chicken and meat. They are lip smacking delicious.

 Spaghetti gulung, served with chicken and carrot gravy, something unique and interesting, and a must try.

 The steamboat condiment spread. You can find prawns, crabs, fish meat, mussels, shell fishes, chicken, crabsticks, mushrooms, vegetables, noodles, and lots more...
 The buffet island where you can pick up all that your heart's desire and cook it by yourself in your hot pot/ steam boat cooker which will be on your table.

 I found the drinks variety interesting. There was the regular sirap selasih, and there was air jagung(corn flavoured drink), air kurma(dates drink) and air timun (cucumber drink). Although I was skeptical about the cucumber drink or air timun in the beginning, I tried some out of curiousity and hey, I liked it and I spend the rest of the night drinking that air timun.

 Hot pot/steamboat cooker boiling..... almost time to dump in your condiments/meat etc...

 Photo opportunity with Nazrudin Rahman, the host of Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan. He is very friendly and cute. 

 Little daughter too got an opportunity to take a picture with him. She was over the moon getting to meet a celebrity up close.

 Man Raja Lawak was also here...trying out the delicious food and taking a picture with the sous chef.

 The condiments are in the pot... now all we have to do is wait for the pot to start boiling again and we can eat....

 Your's truly here trying out the unique tasting dish that is know as spaghetti gulung. The spaghetti is actually rolled inside a layer of omelette.

 Little daughter takes a picture with the second celebrity in the house... Man Raja Lawak

 Some of the food we tried... there are a whole lot more to try but well... I have a small stomach and I am trying to lose weight, not gain too much, so......

 Some candid pictures of Nazrudin Rahman in action (live) for Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan

Other blogger friends invited by #blooggers / #blooggersdotcom having a great time at the event. Thanks to #m2cafe and blooggersdot com for the great opportunity.
So, my dear friends, if you’re looking for a place to dine with your Muslim friends, look no further, this is the place you should go. This restaurant is located right in front of KL Festival City, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
For more info and reservation:
A-01-06/07 Star Parc Point,
Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, Setapak
53300 Kuala Lumpur


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