>> Saturday, October 29, 2011
Venue: Wellness Recipe, Kg Kayu Ara
Occasion: Food tasting
Overall comment: A refreshing & healthy alternative to our usual "heavy" meals as food here gives me the 'tummy-satisfied feel' & mentally, I feel that it's a 'lighter' meal - but I'm full! Simply said - not so fried/oily, spice-infused, nor meaty.
Ever thought of having a fully "organic meal"? Let me guess what's your first thought when you heard that question...did I hear an "Eeuwww..."? Haha...Most people may have the misconception that organic food = vegetarian food = uninteresting. Wellness Recipe is here to prove you wrong & you'll be spoiled for choice with the variety that they have to offer :)
As you would have noticed from the photo below, the Wellness group consists of 3 parts:
1. Wellness Concept, a spa & health-screening place
2. Wellness Recipe, the restaurant to indulge in a healthy organic meal
3. as an Importer for organic whole-food supplements (all in one goodness) - they import their organic goods from Canada, Japan, US, & Australia, & the goods are currently placed at Wellness Recipe for sale
Back to Wellness Recipe, this restaurant is getting rather popular with the office lunch crowd & serves the neighbourhood more during dinners. They even have a steady flow of regular customers, some of whom pops by everyday for dinner after their time at the spa/Wellness Concept! *wow, so healthy*
This barley green drink contains 300 types of live enzymes that helps the body function better. You'll certainly have no problems with your bowels, colon & digestion after drinking this! Hahaha...hey, if you've watched Scrubs, you'll remember that everything has to do with your poo :D
Unlike the usual Thai green curry that you find at Thai restaurants, this green curry doesn't come with meat nor seafood. Having said that, the dish is nevertheless very tasty. I'm a mushroom-lover, so dishing out spoonfuls of fresh black mushrooms & golden mushrooms plus lady's fingers (another personal favourite) in a moderately thick & spicy/pepperish green curry gravy was really delightful. I could actually finish the whole bowl of green curry with a plate of brown rice! Yes, they serve brown rice here :)
If you know me well enough, you'll know how fascinated I am with colourful food or colours for the matter of fact! I could spend hours at a stationary shop in front of the colour pens sections, so having a plate of naturally-coloured colourful plate of noodles simply made my day :) I enjoyed the texture of the noodles, which was smooth, slightly soft yet not mushy, & "slurpy" at the same time. The noodles are just like your spaghetti (but it's not spaghetti) & comes with either a tomato-based sauce (sweet, sour, salty & has a fresh tomato taste) or a mushroom sauce (loads of sweet yellow onions & mushrooms). It's a highly nutritious meal & great for kids too! Green noodles = Barley green juice, yellow noodles = carrot juice, pink noodles = beet root juice.
Alike the colourful plate of noodles in the photo above, this dish is served with fusilli instead. I enjoyed this dish as well, but much prefer the texture of the uniquely made noodles above.
This dish is one of the more popular dishes by Wellness Recipe. However, I couldn't really taste the dish well as I only have 2-3 teaspoons full of rice, which didn't really help...hahaha...I couldn't taste the actual fragrance of the dish & those few scoops that I had gave me the impression that the fried rice lacks "wok hei"/heat from the stove.
Ah, as I'm SO not-vegetarian (although I love vegetables, but I also love meat!), so this dish was top on my list of favourites! I would order this again on my next trip to Wellness Recipe :D It's chicken breast meat, but very well marinated, seasoned & fried until it is tender & bursting with sweet & sour flavours in every bite. I rarely enjoy chicken breast meat & will usually go for the thigh, but this was good! Ah, I wish I could have the whole plate! Hahaha...greedy me :P
How I wish the pot was hot! Having left out on the table for far too long (cos we spent quite a lot of time snapping photos of the food), the pot wasn't sizzling hot any more, so the vegetables & mushrooms were left raw :( Or was it supposed to be eaten raw? If it was sizzling hot, it would have tasted so much better! Plus, if the pot was larger or the vegetables were cut in smaller pieces, I reckon we could still soak & cook the veggie...The sauce was quite an interesting one; something like a bean sauce/taucu, which actually gave the soup an extra "kick". What I love best in this dish is the beancurd - SO GOOD! The texture of the beancurd wasn't like the smooth "water taufu" ("sui tau foo") nor was it like the slightly drier "tau kon". I think this beancurd has a mixture of soya, pumpkin, & carrots or something along those lines, that gave the beancurd a special texture & taste.
How often can you get a generous serving of ingredients to chew on in your dessert? It's "tong shui" after all & most people will just go for the liquids, but a bowl of wintermelon longan tong shui at Wellness Recipe comes with strips (a lot) of wintermelon & dried longans. I'm not a great fan of sweet stuff, so I felt that the tong shui was a little too sweet for my liking. I did appreciate the effort & serving of the nicely cut wintermelon though :)
It was indeed an interesting change for a meal - organic food! Who would have thought of having that for dinner/lunch, right? If you're around the corner & are adventurous to try out something different from your usual meals, do pop-by Wellness Recipe. The dishes served here are pretty refreshing & my 1st-dining experience here gave me a new sense of adventure to try out organic food even more!
Wellness Recipe (ground floor facing Sprint)
A- 1- 5, Block Allamanda
Lebuhraya Sprint PJU 6A
47400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: (+603) 7727 9999
Fax: (+603) 7732 7766
Business hours: 12:00p.m. - 10:00p.m. daily (last order at 9:00p.m.)
Note: Ample parking available at RM1.00/hour (after 6pm, RM2.00/entry) - if I'm not mistaken
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