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Monday, March 31, 2008

Of Donuts & Meatballs

Last Friday, I was happily watching Episode 7 of Malaysian Dreamgirl, while waiting for it to load I read some of the blogs from my blog roll. I stumbled upon Michelle's entry on Big Apple Donuts whyla she's post something so evil and tempting, trying to lose weight here leh. Oh, she's so evil that she must have got Wenqi's Evil Look when she's posting the entry.

The famous Wenqi Evil Look

After that temptation read, I just have to sink my teeth into those deliciously looking donuts. So, I say wtf, I'll just drive down to The Curve and order as many donut as possible. Muahahahaha....

So, you'll see me doing the never seen before Wenqi WTF Look.


Picture of Wenqi Evil Look stolen from KY and picture of Wenqi WTF Look stolen from Kim.

So, I arrived at The Curve, went straight to Big Apple Donuts & Coffee, lucky the the queue is not very long. I ordered this:

Caffe Latte and the free Glacier Donut.

What? 1 free donut is enough, no way, at least must have The Alien as posted by Michelle. I also bought the Duran Duran and Kimochi.

Kimochi, The Alien, and Duran Duran.

Kimochi, donut with almond and nuts. Not too sweet and nutty taste from the almond and nuts is just perfect. I like this.

Rating: 4/5

Duran Duran, is actually donut with durian cream inside. Find it lack of durian taste but still acceptable.

Rating: 3/5

The Alien, is very reach with chocolate indeed. Covered with dark chocolate on the outside and inside there's dark chocolate cream. It's so chocolaty yet not too sweet. Perfect. No wonder Michelle like it so much until she have to postpone the post of movie 'L change the World'. It's a must try for those of you that like chocolate.

Rating: 4.5/5

As the title say it's about donuts and meatballs. No, Big Apple Donuts do not have a new product call the Meatballs. To find meatballs, I have to walk across to Ikea just opposite The Curve and savor their famous Swedish meatballs.

Once in Ikea, take the elevator and turn right, you'll find a shortcut to the restaurant. If not, you'll have to walk through the showroom only you can find the restaurant. Ikea call it restaurant but to me it is like the cafeteria the you'll see in the high school of US TV series. You have to queue up, take the utensils, grab your food or order your food, and pay for your food in a very systematic way. Feels like the military except that the food is better.

Queuing up to get food.

Cold dishes that you can take. There's prawn salad and salmon gravlax.

I grab a plate for Salmon Gravlax which is cured salmon as appetizer, it comes with honey mustard sauce. Of course, the must have is the famous Swedish meatballs. Since I had 4 donuts already, I ordered 5 meatballs which comes with French Fries. They have options of 5, 10, and 15 meatballs all comes with French Fries.

My balls meatballs and fries.

The brown sauce that comes with the meatballs is kind of bland in taste and the meatballs are kind of processed feel. At first I thought it's like the texture where you can fell chunk of meat. The texture here feels like processed fish ball just that this is harder. I think the meatballs here might be a bit overrated. Also, I don't know why they put a bit Raspberry sauce too. Really, I don't fancy salty mixed with sweet.

Rating: 2.8/5

Salmon Gravlax and honey mustard sauce.

The salmon Gravlax on the other hand is good and it goes well with the honey mustard sauce. You can still taste the salmon and it's not covered by the marinate. It's a good choice for appetizer.

Rating: 3.5/5

The restaurant that looks more like a cafeteria.

The meatballs sure is value for money though.

I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't see this so I didn't clear my own table. :p

By the way, Gravlax is also called Gravad Lax in Swedish according to Wikipedia. Ikea is selling the salmon Gravad Lax in their mini supermarket so you can dish it up at home. I also went there to do some food sampling. The cheese not bad too. There's also ABBA canned Anchovies and other canned fishes.

Ok, that's my adventure of donuts and meatballs. I still have to kill Michelle for posting the donut. See ya.


Big Apple Donuts and Coffee
Lot G72A, Ground Floor
The Street
Western Courtyard
The Curve
Mutiara Damansara
Petaling Jaya

IKEA Malaysia

No.2, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutlara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan,

Tel: (603) 7726 7777

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ekeng said...

hey simon..nice meeting you too...I love Ikea Swedish Meatball and the curry puff.

Hope to see you around soon.
take care dude.

KY said...

Hhahaa I shot that first photo of WenQi!

Simon Seow said...

ekeng: yo! we go for char siew soon ok?

ky: yah, I got write mah, picture stolen from KY :p

blurryhunniee said...

Eh, very fast fat lar.. eat so much!
more teruk than my tiny little biscuits ler..tsk*tsk* :P

Simon Seow said...

That's why la. Michelle the devil lay a trap for me to make me fat. T_T

blurryhunniee said...

haha...put the blame on her pulak!@_@

Simon Seow said...

Ya mah, if not for her post, I won't find out about The Alien and I won't have the urge to eat donut. It's all Michelle Tan's fault.

blurryhunniee said...

Haha.. ok ok... I'm actually craving already..ggrrrr.... I wanna try The Alien :(

Simon Seow said...

You'll have to wait till 10 am when they open. Too bad the outlet in Waterfront not open yet lor and btw, Rakuzen is opening Rakuzen Kitchen there not the restaurant. It maybe a toned down version of Rakuzen.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah u can really eat..4 donuts, 5 meatballs and a good 100gm of salmon..way to go la brudder..

Anonymous said...

HOR!!!! YOU MAKE ME CRAVE MEATBALLS!! T_T I like meatballs T_T

But hor, the princess tart @ Ikea not nice yuck bleh uek.

Corrine Chua said...

the meatballs look charred and nasty, but the salmon does look yummy!

fatboybakes said...

wah, respect respect, FOUR donuts followed by meatballs!!! and gravlax. oh dear, its been awhile since i had those lovely balls soaking in gravy...salivating at the prospect.

Monica said...

Ooh..the salmon Gravlax looks yummy!!!

Nic (KHKL) said...

aiyooo, so much good food at one time! well, i'll do that too if I were you..hehe...i thought ikea's selection of pre-packed food is quite affordable (for that kinda rarity lar)...

wenching & esiong said...

We haven't dine in Ikea for such a long time. I still remember that their food is cheap and good. We haven't try Big Apple Donuts before, gotta be fast!

Simon Seow said...

joe: that's not a lot la. The donuts don't really have much texture.

michelle: what princess tart?

corrine: yep, salmon not bad.

fbb: it's not often i go crazy like that. if the balls is not too dry and hard then it'll be perfect.

monica: yeah, you can buy it in Ikea.

nic: ya, some of the biscuit only Rm3.99 per packet.

wenching & esiong: both of you prefer Japanese food more mah.

ling239 said...

the alien is best of the best !! ^_^

Simon Seow said...

Give me five ling.

Anonymous said...

I love the meatballs!But I don't really like their salmon gravlax:/

Simon Seow said...

Evolna: Meatballs is not too bad but a bit hard, if softer a bit that it's good.