Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rocku Yakiniku Malaysia @ 1Utama

Thanks to Kenny for inviting us to the grand opening of Rocku Yakiniku @ 1Utama and I am delighted to have my foodies friends to come along to join in the fun and to savour the buffet spread together with nice music all nite long.  
Rocku Yakiniku Japanese is specializing in grilled goodness with all-you-can-eat buffet spread with lively entertainments such as magicians, singers and even live band during weekends lunch while you enjoy the dining moment. Delivering a fresh concept to traditional Yakiniku joints, ROCKU Yakiniku defies convention by melding a traditional style of Japanese dining with modern entertainment, perfectly characterizing Japanese pop culture. Guest can savour their food hot throughout the entire meal, and there’s no better way to enjoy the tantalizing cuts of meat, ranging from beef to pork and chicken. 

Rocku has opened the first outlet in Pavilion in Dec 2014 and 1Utama is the second outlet located at First Floor

The whole restaurant are full. All waiting for the shows to begin. I am excited to meet the celebrity too and waiting for my chance to take photos with them

Rocku has recently run a contest in Instagram -Sing along with WILLIAM x ROCKU (the contest) and stand a chance to win cash prize. The participant have to :

1.Upload a 15s video of you singing on your Instagram account.

3. Tag 3 friends who will support you on the night

In total there are 10 finalist will be perform on the stage and they bring their friends along to support them.

We are greeted with welcome by OneFM DJ William San and Yin. Very entertaining host for the night.
While waiting for the singing contest to begin, we look around for the side dishes choices. There are  Unlimited servings of potato salad, fresh vegetables, chuka kurage, sweet corn, fruits, mushroom, edamame, chawanmushi, rice, karaage, seasoned seaweed and etc

Dipping sauce - Chili sauce, spicy miso and Ponzu. Spicy Miso is the best pairing among all.

Fresh orange juice
All-you-can-eat Japanese charcoal grill buffet. You can order as much as you can. All the meats served are well marinated.
Beef platter
Lamb Shoulder
 My favourite bacon
Fresh seafood platter - mussels, prawns, scallops, butter fish, salmon and squid
Succulent thin slice pork meat
Enjoyable moment sitting there comfortably with the smokeless barbecue session. The BBQ pit has a powerful suction system thus the whole restaurant is smoke free. Even my clothes does not have the smoke smell.

My girls are helpful enough to grill for mummy to eat while listening to the songs. It was fun and relaxing dining experience with unlimited refill of the food.

Seems not enough? Just tick your add on meat and they will serve right to your table.

Traditional Sake

The Last Polka Ice-cream ( Green tea, Black Sesame and Deep dark chocolate) . I ordered another two cup of dark chocolate.  This ice cream has the perfect smooth and creamy texture, and the taste is so delicious!
Amber Chia is attending the event too

Special performance by Yun Mei Xin
Now it's time for Willam San to sing a song
Giving out freebies for VIP's 

Lucky winners for the lucky draw session. Betty and Aunty Lily was the luckiest girl! Congratulations!

2nd runner up
1st runner up
The champion of the night.She can sing very well with her touching face expression too. 
Congratulations to all the winners of the singing competition!

Yeah taking photos with William San ( he is such a friendly guy)
The magician show schedule : Pavilion (Every Friday) and One Utama (Every Saturday). 
The price for the lunch buffet is RM39.90++(weekdays) and RM49.90++ (weekend). As for dinner (weekdays & weekends) , the charges are RM 49.90. Both sessions last for only 100 minutes. Customers can extend at RM9.90++ for each additional 20 minutes. For children, they get to enjoy 50% from the adult price. The price is quite reasonable to me because the amount of food serving is really worth paying.

Rocku Yakiniku Malaysia
1 UTAMA Shopping Centre, 
LOT F355/356/357, 
First Floor, Rainforest, 
Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel : 03 7710 9884
Website : http://www.rocku.com.my/
Dining Hour : Lunch (11am to 5pm), Dinner (5pm to 11pm)

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ROCKU.Malaysia/?fref=ts
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

La Risata 20th Anniversary @ Ampang Kuala Lumpur

This was my first visit to La Risata @ Ampang and glad that they invited me to join their 20th anniversary celebration.

LaRisata, meaning “the laughter” are two jovial trattorias tucked away in the suburban areas of Ampang & Damansara. LaRisata Ampang opened its door in November 1996, followed by LaRisata Damansara 3 years later. From the "humble tomato" beginnings in two small shop lots of 60 seats each LaRisata has grown to accommodate up to 260 seats in total. Cosy neighbourhood restaurants with unassuming decor and a smart  casual dining concept inspired by the food, wine, culture and warmth of Italy; they have delighted  many diners throughout  the years from all around.

Well known for a good variety of Italian dishes ranging from traditional wood-fired oven thin & crispy pizzas to pastas  and main dishes that exudes the very essence of Italian dining – rustic, hearty and good- and washed down with a glass or two of wine. The menu sees periodical changes but always remains true to Italian cuisine.
This year LaRisata celebrates 20 years of serving great Italian food to Kuala Lumpur. Today marks the beginning of a year long celebration with a string of monthly events and promotions through to December 2016.

20 Jan
Anniversary Party Time
20 Feb
Chinese New Year RM20 cash angpow give away
20 Mar
Kid's pizza making day-kids make their own pizza for RM20 (All proceeds to charity)
20 Apr
Free beer day-one free beer for every pizza ordered
20 May
Fundraising day (All proceeds to charity)
20 Jun
Drink-all-you-can wine for RM20
20 Jul
Hari Raya RM20 cash duit Raya give away
20 Aug
Pizza eating competition
20 Sep
All pastas at RM20 each
20 Oct
Children's party
20 Nov
Free cake day
20 Dec
Eat-all-you-can buffet for RM20
Spotted my face there..such a sweet moments

In the ever competitive food and beverage industry, LaRisata is very proud to still be around after 20 years and still be able to remain one of the best Italian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur; evidenced by the recent winning of the TimeOut KL Food Awards 2015 in the Best Italian category. It is with the great support of customers and the dedicated efforts of the team that they have been able to do so. LaRisata looks forward to another 20 years ahead.

Huge Pizza!

Flashback memories of 20th years since the restaurant first established. Agree with some of the regular customers which they interviewed. The pizza is delicious!!
Inspiring speech from La Risata restaurant owners
Speech from SUKA Society representative
In appreciation of the continuous support from the community, LaRisata hosted a 20th anniversary “kick off” party on the 20th January for all their long time and regular customers. Guests were treated to a sumptuous Italian buffet spread from different regions in Italy. The buffet lines were also decorated with 3 dimensional monuments of said regions or towns.

We have fun taking a short tour of Italy while enjoying the sumptuous food

Awesome buffet dinner!

One of the lime lights of the evening was the gigantic pizza cake. A sponge cake covered with marzipan and toppings made from jellies. Also Mr Tan Chee Shen (tenor) serenaded everyone with a solo performance of a classic Italian number “O Sole Mio” to everyone surprise!

LaRisata will also be raising funds throughout the year through its activities to support the Children's organizations - SUKA Society or Persatuan Kebajikan Suara Kanak-kanak Malaysia (www.sukasociety.org ) and Shelter Home for Children (www.shelterhome.org).

Fun event and most happy moments when hubby won the food voucher from Bijan worth RM 100! La Risata means Laughter!!

La Risata
16 Pesiaran Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 603 4252 6269 

Website : http://la-risata.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/larisatarestaurant/?fref=ts