Thursday, October 11, 2012

I thought I was smarter than my GPS


Zen Garden is a rather new seafood restaurant in Cheras. Tucked at the back of a sports complex, it may not be an easy location to find. I used my GPS but then I was silly not trust it. When I was instructed to go straight, I saw the sports complex entrance. So, I turn around and went the other direction. After going round and round, it still directed me back to the same spot. This time I called the restaurant to check their location and I was told the restaurant shared the same entrance as the sports complex. I should have known, how can I be smarter than the GPS? LOL!







I was invited to taste the food there by my friend, Criz Lai of Criz Bon Apetite. Hey Criz, thanks for the invitation. It was great to meet you in person finally. I am glad to know there is a new seafood joint in Cheras. Next time, when I visit my step brother and his family, we do not need to drive to Teluk Gong for seafood. What I really like about Zen Garden was the ambience and the ample parking space and the varieties of items to choose from in their Menu.


The most expensive item on the menu is probably the lobster which is still reasonably priced in my opinion. Other than the prawns and crabs, the rest of the items are priced at RM6.90 to RM12.90 per serving.







It was nice talking to one of the owners. He seemed to welcome feedbacks from all the invited guests. I could see his enthusiasm in wanting to deliver good quality and delicious food to his customers. 

We had two kinds of soup for the steamboat. I liked the traditional soup over the tom yam soup. There were a variety of sauces to choose from and I tasted everyone of them. They were all good.


The tom yam soup for me was not spicy enough but I reckon not everyone like super spicy stuff like me. I was impressed with the freshness of the seafood and the attentive service. I will return with my family to taste the other seafood dishes on the menu. 

Before we call it a night, we had to snap a shot for the album.


Zen Garden

Jalan Koop Cuepacs 3F Cheras, 43200 Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: 603-9074 0336

Mon - Sun: 5:00 pm-2:00 am

GPS:  3.076974, 101.758691

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zen-Garden/424061350968009








54 comments:

  1. awww the gadget won over man lol
    The seafood look so fresh... I would love to have a steamboat escapade... :)

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  2. Aw...I was trapped in such scenario before. I trusted myself more than the gadget. haha..I always love steamboat, in fact my whole family love it. We always go to eat to our heart's content at nearby restaurant every couple of months. I was drooling over the crab dish. I'm a crab lover too :)

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    1. Andrew, if you are steamboat lover, you must go check Zen Garden out.

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  3. I must agree with you, the place looks nice,clean and well organized but it looks more like a steamboat restuarant than a seafood outlet.........

    By the way,I must agree with you,sometimes we really think we can be smarter than those high tech gadgets but then again sometimes they fail us too, don't they?

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    1. Yes, the GPS failed me a lot of times. It took me round the world. LOL!

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  4. I don't trust a GPS because it can lead down the garden path. Give me a street directory or a map. Sometimes the old fashion methods are better than high tech gizmos.

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    1. The problem with me is my sense of direction is so bad that a map is of no use to me.

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  5. 很好的分享也。环境和食物都不错的。有机会可要去一趟了。谢谢你。。。。。。

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  6. The environment of the restaurant is nice. Yes the price for the mussels and seafood is quite reasonable. Well dun blame that your aren't smart than the GPS. Sometime GPS might show us longer route too.

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    1. Vicky, not sometimes, most of the time GPS will take us a longer route.

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  7. Yes, I like the environment too... so the food is about steamboat and grilled, i notice..

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    1. Okay, how about coming to KL soon,I take you there.

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  8. Very nice ambiance and the selection of food looks really good. Would be a good place to take guests for a lovely dinner.

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    1. Yes, if I have overseas guests who wants to try steam boat, this will definitely be in the list for consideration.

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  9. The furniture looks really new! Pretty nice decor inside.

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    1. This place is pretty new Yen. Shall we go there together one day?

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  10. When having steamboat, I prefer the normal soup over tom yam.

    haha.....we used GPS too and sometimes, we just have doubt about the directions. At the end, we still need to trust the GPS in order to reach the destination.

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    1. I am with you mNhL. I am not crazy over the tom yam. Yes, there is good and bad with GPS, even it takes us round and round but it will bring us to the destination, only if we trust it. LOL!

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  11. Don't know about the garden, but looking at all that good food sure is giving me a ton of zen! Good, you can take me there, no need GPS. Like I said before, GPS srands for "Guna Pun Sesat"!

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    1. Yes, let's go! Let's get lost together. LOL!

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  12. What a lovely exotic place!!! And who were all those handsome young guys and pretty young ladies in the group photograph?

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    1. Arthur, they are all food review bloggers. Can't remember who is who already. hahaha

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  13. Quay Po, I have to agree with you for the lobster price,generally a small lobster is selling for like aud$30per kg. Here if we order lobster, it is charged by the market price. The crab looks delicious! A new nice place for me to catch up with my friends. Better go to like their Facebook site first b4 I forgot! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ya, do try them out when you are back in December.

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  14. What a wonderful place! Just beautiful. And, such fun to be able to meet everyone and sample the wonderful foods.

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    1. Yes, it is always fun to eat good food and meet nice people.

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  15. seafood galore!! Those prices are so reasonable - and all so fresh. I think you have found a gem of a place.

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    1. They did a good job to make the place look serene by putting lots of plants.

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  17. Sometimes you CAN be smarter then your GPS, they are not always right :-) Sounds like you had a wonderful time and the food looks fantastic. Take care Diane

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    1. I think that is true for many but not me. I don't think I can because no one else will have a worst sense direction than I.

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  18. Lugar maravilloso y las comidas están estupendas,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  19. Hehe - I'm always smarted than my GPS...I like to think so anyway!
    Some lovely dishes there!

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  20. Hai hai, thanks for dropping by my blog. Like you I married an angmoh and only started cooking thru married life and due to living overseas. I missed my Malaysian food so much and so had to remember everything my Mum taught me in childhood days. Everything else I sourced from the net. So great to connect with fellow foodies like you.
    I love this place on your post. It does look very zen and serene. Will have to visit on my next trip home as my sister lives in KL.

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    1. Good to connect with you too. There are so much to share. Hope to visit with you often.

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  21. Nice place. I love steamboat. Must visit there

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    1. Yes, I am sure you will be pleased with the service and the food.

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  22. Nice ambience.... may pay a visit when I next go to KL. Your pics make me drool ..........

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    1. Cheah, you must let me know when you come to KL, let's go together.

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  23. Love the tables and chairs and agree very nice place for makan. We have to understand the 'lingo' from GPS first and also to know the difference of distance else will be going in circles. One example Mango was about to turn left at less than 50m when GPS says 300m.

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    1. You are so right about the GPS. I just don't know how to use it, I guess.

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  24. looks like a great place to eat....all the food so fresh! If only the location is not so far away!

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    1. Ya, it is too far for you. It is nearer for you to go to Teluk Gong.

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  25. Oh I would have been all over those crayfish, yum. Great food selection and lovely ambiance

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    1. Definitely a good choice for those who love steam boat and seafood.

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