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Henry Cook at SS2 Mall

Recently, I have been roaming around the city looking for new restaurants to dine in before work. I have been on strict diet for the past few months and I could take some gastronomic indulge once in a while.

And so I arrived at SS2 Mall – convenient, because around the mall and even the covered parking are free of charge. Except the valet service which is ridiculously high at 6 RM! There’s not much people here as the mall is new. Its Marketing staff needs to pump up some events here or else the possible near-residential-convenient-shopping place will die soon.

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Henry Cook

Henry Cook is located at the Lower Ground of the mall near the restaurants adjacent to the shopping kiosks. As you walk around the paved area, you will not miss it because it has one of the striking interiors viewable from the outside.

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Chili and Kitchen

Majority of the food crew are Filipinos so it is not really hard for me to converse and take my orders :D. Although when you are inside, just be cautious on how you would smell. They have an open kitchen in an air conditioned room. I stayed there for more than an hour but it really didn’t affect the smell of my clothes. Though this is just an assumption, that when they’re fully packed, I bet that the smell from the food might stick to your shirt.

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Lamps and Post Its

The room is lit with hard tungsten lighting and most of the furniture are from Ikea. I actually didn’t think that when you combine Ikea products in one place, they’d actually look good! Magazines are near the couches and some playing cards are placed on the steel shelves.

Now to the food.

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Chicken Kebab and Yellow Fragrant Rice

They have mainly beef and chicken on the menu. The sauce has a distinct Turkish/Persian feel that I have never tried with other restaurants before. The meat goes well with it! Also, the chili is not the typical chili that you could find in Malaysian restaurants. I actually liked it!

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Chicken Roll and Potatoes

What surprised me is that this dish comes with green salad underneath the chicken roll and yet, it is also served with cucumber, red beans and some cold mayo dressing. I just though it is too much for someone who is expecting that he would be eating an omnivorous meal. Nevertheless, the meat is good. Maybe, if I chose the fragrant rice, it would have been better. Not that I am saying that the potato isn’t good, it is just too vegetarian when combined with the green and cucumber salads.

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Chocolate Fudge with Vanilla Ice Cream

But of course, the dessert. Sadly, the chocolate fudge wasn’t nice. It was warm when it was served, which is supposedly be warm. Its just that the cake was too dry. It could have been inside the fridge nearing its shelf life. I always look forward for desserts, you know. The two main dishes were okay especially the kebab sauce but it just failed on the dessert. Maybe next time, it will be better.

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Take Your Pick

These words on the wall, in any interior design, will always be catchy and they were! What would you think when you come across such words?

By the way, budget is from 20 to 30 RM per person.

Lot LG-54, Lower Ground Floor, SSTwo Mall, Jln SS2/72, , 47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am -9:30 PM
03 7954 1125

KFC Double Down Sandwich

KFC Double Down Sandwich

KFC LogoThe new KFC Double Down sandwich is real!

This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce.

This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun! The Double Down comes in two versions – Original Recipe® or Grilled and the nutrition information is below.

KFC Double Down Sandwich

KFC Double Down Sandwich

Caloric Content from KFC website.

Sandwich Calories Fat Sodium
KFC Original Recipe® Double Down 540 32 g 1380 mg
KFC Grilled Double Down 460 23 g 1430 mg

To get this out of the way, I haven’t eaten a Double Down. I probably will and I’ll probably like it. But there are so many much tastier ways to clog your arteries that it’s not high on the priority list (talking about McDonald’s Quarter Pounder Sandwich).

So instead, let’s start with the Double Down’s calorie count: 540 calories for the crispy “Original Recipe” version and 460 for a grilled variant. Those seem like big numbers, but by fast food standards, they’re pretty mild: Calorie counts for burgers are even higher like 1,350 for a Wendy’s Triple Baconator. Even the humble Big Mac, a lightweight by modern standards, contains 540 calories, exactly the same number as the Double Down.

But calorie counts are overrated. We all need to eat, to the tune of about 2,500 calories per day for a healthy adult. It’s not the calories so much as what you do with them. Are you getting a lot of fat, cholesterol, and sodium? Or lots of fiber and vitamins instead?

Here, the Double Down’s credentials are more impressive.

  • Those 540 calories contain 145 milligrams of cholesterol (more than twice that of the Big Mac which almost half of our daily allowance).
  • Along with 1,380 milligrams of sodium (research says we should not exceed no more than 2,400 per day)
  • Lastly, 32 grams of fat. So, for getting only about one-quarter of the calories that you need in a day, you’re exhausting about half your budget of “bad stuff”.

So what? Dive in! Just regulate!