Snow Flakes Beer @ Restoran 2008, Cheras
Like some or probably many people in town, I never heard of snow beer before. It started last week when my designer started a conversation about the snow beer.
Well, after another few days, I brought Rachel for dinner there. The place is located in Cheras Business Centre. The shop is located in the middle area of the business centre, not the shoplots facing the main roads. Its behind Restoran Janbo and KWSP office.
It was my lucky day, I got a really lovely parking spot. When I reached there, the boss came over and served us. He suggested a few dishes to two of us. Something that was quite unique I would say.
The Emperor’s noodle (RM 6.00). The noodle is stir fried together with meat (not sure), carrots, cabbages, prawns, sliced fish cakes and eggs.The noodle itself is slightly dry but it was good. Its pretty light in taste and it looks like a very healthy dish to me.
The steamed chicken in foil (RM 18.00). Imagine chicken wrapped with aluminium foil together with dates, chinese dates, chinese herbs, chinese wine, chopped chilis and sliced ginger. Its something like a mini jackpot in taste. Never lacked of aroma and yet the taste was a mixture of heavenly spices with wine and a little bit of “kick” with the chilis. Chicken itself were juicy and the soup was tasty. . This was good. Not the amazingly good, but this was good.
The boss recommended heavily on the sea salt baked fish (RM 26.00). Using tilapia fish, the fish is baked with sea salt for 25 min. For that, the skin is hardened with the sea salt which makes the skin easily peeled off. The fish meat itself was slightly soft but the taste was surpisingly very fresh and “healthy”. Why “healty’? The boss claimed that the fish has very least oil due to the duration of the baking session.
The star of the night would be the Snow Flakes Beer (RM 17.00). For your information,there’s no special ingredients added to make the snow flakes beer. The snow flakes are just the after effects of the beer. Let me explain how.
When a beer is sub zero and poured to a super chilled glass, the beer will formed flakes instead of foams. Its not a trick but just the after effects of sub zero beer. However, to make the beer sub zero is not an easy task. Normally when a beer is in sub zero condition, it will be frozen. To make it sub zero and not frozen, the restaurant here has to change the beer in different temperature in every 4 hours. That’s why a big bottle of Heineken will cost RM 17 per bottle due to the workmanship charges.
How the taste like? It tasted like “beer flavoured” snow flakes. Basically, you can eat it than drinking it. It was cooling and sensationally indulged with the smoothness of the Heineken beer. Well, of course you can have a different type of beers but I preferred Heineken. The snow flakes melts nicely in the mouth and the experience was fantastic. This is a must try!
Overall, the food was good. People there were friendly and the price there is reasonable. I would recommend this place for their snow flakes beer.
Restoran 2008 Tel, Contact and Address:
Block C, 20-0-8, Jalan 2/101c,
Cheras Business Centre
Tel: 013-351 7479 (Danny)