Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Snappy Snapshot : Rubber

Rubber on the loose!

Ipoh Old Town Restaurant @ Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

I seldom go to Bangsar. I was there the other day just to look for this Ipoh Old Town Restaurant. From the name itself, you would know what kind of food are they serving. Yes... Ipoh delicacies!

There are a few road signs sticked on every corner of the wall. I supposed they were some of the road in Ipoh town. Loved the antique lamp though.

The cash register counter looks like an old charm to me. I remember seeing those giant glass jar with iron lid and filled with biscuits when i was a kid. Those were the days.

Both my friend and i ordered Ipoh White Coffee @ RM2.20 per cup. Not as fragrant as i thought it would be.

My friend ordered Ipoh Curry Mee @ RM6.90. I was told that the curry was flavourful but extremely oily. The portion was a bit too little though.

I ordered Ipoh Hakka Mee @ RM5.80. You know i have a soft spot for Hakka Mee. It was just alright for me. The portion was SO small, with A BIT of minced meat, A LOT of bean sprout, 1 fish ball and 1 pork ball.

Add: No. 8, Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Lucky Garden, Bangsar 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2094 6818

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based entirely on personal taste buds, view and preference and may vary from others.]

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Melaka Street Restaurant @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

Just when you least expected it, you encounter something more than ordinary. Occasionally, we DO get what we paid. Melaka Street Restaurant truly came as a pleasant surprise.

The restaurant is located in SS2, Petaling Jaya, same row with Nam Heong Restaurant. It is a simple and homey restaurant which serves primarily Peranakan (or Nyonya) cuisine.

Fried Man Tau with Kapitan Curry @ RM5.00. The Fried Man Tau is tasty when consumed on its own but it tastes even better with the Kapitan Curry.

I was told that the Kapitan Curry tasted delicious and fragrant. It was full of santan flavour. My friend said that low-fat santan might have been used as the curry was not oily.

Fried Wantan Mee with Prawn @ RM7.50. Thin egg noodles were cooked in a thick egg gravy. It tasted not bad, heavily loaded with "wok hei". The prawns seems to be bigger in size as compared to the rest of the restaurant at a similar price range.

Fried Mee Suah (炒面线) @ RM7.80. Unlike the one i had at Yut Kee Restaurant, this Fried Mee Suah is full of "wok hei", with every strand of the thin rice vermicelli visibly parted and it's not stick together (at all). Well done for the Fried Mee Suah that i've longed awaiting for!

Add: No. 34, Jalan SS 2/66, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: 03-7873 6232
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3pm / 5.30pm - 10.30pm (Daily).

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based entirely on personal taste buds, view and preference and may vary from others.]

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Lost Prise

The Lost Prise = Cheap Sale ??? (*fainted*)





我還 【照樣】幫他做了幾次。









他作了 『報復』,

【敵人、仇人】都可以 【激發】你的 【潛能】,



Sunday, September 20, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nippy Noodle Restaurant @ Kuchai Entrepreneur's Park, Kuala Lumpur

This is rather interesting. Nippy Noodle Restaurant, which is located in Kuchai Entrepreneur's Park, is famed for it's super springy noodles (竹升面). It was said that the dough was flatten and beaten by bamboo pole which is imported from China.

I've seen this in a Taiwan TV programme years ago when they filmed it at an old restaurant in Macau. I never thought that i would see it in Malaysia, in Nippy Noodle Restaurant's open kitchen (it's the Chef's room actually).

The walls were adorned with Chinese painting and Chinese caligraphic art in addition to dim lighting. The ambience here is pretty comfortable.

My friend ordered Crispy Pork Noodle @ RM6.50. The noodles looks similar to wantan noodles. The noodles were indeed springy and the Crispy Pork was crunchy. It was delicious but the portion was small.

I ordered BBQ Sliced Pork Noodle @ RM6.20. You would also noticed that the portion was pitifully small. I loved the noodles. It was very, very springy. The BBQ Sliced Pork however were a bit too sweet to my liking.

We also ordered Pan-Fried Minced Pork and Shrimp Dumplings @ RM5.50. The dumplings tasted real good, with flavourful shrimp taste. The minced pork gave off a hint of Chinese wine which makes it taste even better.

Add: No. 25, Jalan Kuchai Maju 7, Kuchai Entrepreneur's Park, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-7982 1781
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun & Public Holiday: 9am - 10pm.

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based entirely on personal taste buds, view and preference and may vary from others.]

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bao Bao Restaurant @ Puchong Jaya, Puchong

I have longed want to try the Pan Mee (board noodles) at Bao Bao Restaurant after i heard about the good reviews it received. I was around Puchong last week and decided to pay a visit at it's Puchong Jaya Branch.

The restaurant is a corner shop located near Brothers Car Accessories Shop. The interior of the shop seems to be quite dark as dark brown is the theme colour for this shop.

My friend ordered Curry Chicken Soup @ RM5.80. I was told that it was spicy and flavourful but it was just alright. Nothing to shout about.

I ordered Q Bao Soup with Pork Chop @ RM5.50. The portion was quite small. The noodles were thick and the soup tasted quite salty for my liking. The pork chop was just alright to me. A bit hard on the teeth if you asked me.

We also ordered Shredded Meat Balls @ RM3.00. It was served with 3 slightly-bigger-than-usual meat balls. I kinda like this. The meat ball was filled with shredded meat. It was juicy on the inside but tender on the outside. Truly delicious!

Have you eaten "full full"?

Add: No. 23A, Jalan Kenari 9, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: 019-350 9190 (Mr. Steven Kee)

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based entirely on personal taste buds, view and preference and may vary from others.]

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Balik Kampung, Rumah Selamat

I was at IOI Mall, Puchong when Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat of Selangor was organising the "Balik Kampung, Rumah Selamat" campaign last Saturday.

Nowadays, being a Fire Fighter is never easy...

They have to sing and play musical instrument...

They have to dance along with the music as well...

A very senior-looking Camera Man from Berita RTM, Teman Setia Anda were also present at the campaign ceremony, recording the whole performance...

This is the Exhibition Booth of Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat, showing a lot of pictures depicting their scope of work.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ying Ker Lou @ Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Petaling Jaya

Dined at Ying Ker Lou Restaurant at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, which claimed to serve authentic Hakka cuisine. It was located at the Marrakesh Floor.

Descent restaurant with nice ambience. The checker wall is the entrance for kitchen. What an entrance!

A pot of Jasmine Tea @ RM4.00. I've always like Jasmine Tea, with a hint of sweet fragrant.

Hakka Minced Pork Bantiao @ RM12.90. The noodles is similar to home-made Pan Mee (Board Noodles), but it's very springy. The minced pork was tasteful and goes very well with the noodles. The pork ball was flavourful and well-marinated.

Hakka Bamboo Shoot Dumplings @ RM7.00. This is similar to the one i had at Tien Kee Restaurant in Subang Jaya. Didn’t know about this dish despite me being a Hakka descendant. Not sure if it’s authentic Hakka food, but it tasted well and better than the one in Subang Jaya.

You can see that the Hakka Bamboo Shoot Dumplings was filled with bamboo shoot and minced pork. The outer layer was so soft yet it didn't break into two when i picked it up with my chopsticks. Truly amazing!

Loved the teapot.

In conclusion, food was good, service was proper (the waitress helped me to pour the tea twice, which was a good sign) and a selection of nice variety. However, the price is a bit expensive.

Add: Lot 122C, LG2, Sunway Pyramid, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-5636 3322
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm daily.

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based entirely on personal taste buds, view and preference and may vary from others.]

Monday, September 14, 2009

Traditional Recipe Restaurant @ Kota Damansara

This is my first time going to Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara. With a map in my hand, i venture to look for this Traditional Recipe Restaurant, which claimed to offer a variety of traditional dishes, glutinous rice dumplings and Pan Mee (board noodles).

The shop is kinda noisy, as the waitress are very rude in handling the cup and glass. The waitress will wash the cup and glass at a sink which is located beside the main dining area. By the sound of the glass knocking, you would have thought those glass have broken.

Longan Sea Coconut @ RM3.50. It tasted sweet, with lots of crunchy sea coconut slices.

Honey Lemon Juice @ RM4.00. It tasted mildly sweet, with strong hint of lemon.

My friend ordered Home-Made Pan Mee @ RM6.80. It was served with vegetables, fried bean curd (fu zuk), anchovies (ikan bilis) and mushroom slices. Nothing to shout about. The only plus point was they gave a lot of anchovies (ikan bilis).

Do you know why these vegetables were clipped one by one from the Pan Mee soup and put in the sauce plate? It was because some of the vegetables have started to rot! OMG! These were from a bowl of Pan Mee which costs you RM6.80! With this price, i never expect any restauranteur would use ingredients which has gone bad!

I ordered Guai Loh Pan Mee @ RM7.80. This is actually spiral pasta. It was served with vegetables, sliced fish balls, crab sticks and Shimeiji mushroom. Talked about fusion! I don't really like the idea. It's kinda weird, as i'm having spiral pasta in a Pan Mee soup. The taste did not blend well.

We also ordered Sui Kow Soup (dumpling packed with minced pork) @ RM6.00. The soup was full of other food stuff, which doesn't look appealing to me. The Sui Kow tasted average and kinda small.

In conclusion, average food with expensive price. Apart from making good food, a good restaurant must also know how to preserve food ingredients. Ingredients which has gone bad would affect the taste of the food in total! With this kind of bad experince, it would be very unlikely for me to return for the second time.

Add: No. 12-1, Jalan PJU 5/7, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-6141 8117

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based entirely on personal taste buds, view and preference and may vary from others.]