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Saturday, May 25th, 2013 | 1,020 views
Food Highlights for my Bangkok trip!
Blessed with cheap air flights, how can we not take the opportunity to visit other countries right? And so, with the right price and right timing, we secured our flight tickets for a 5 days and 4 nights Bangkok trip earlier this year. We tried many delicious Thai food to your hearts’ content. Looking forward to visit Bangkok again!
What to eat in Bangkok?
Below are the food review for Som Tam Nua @ Siam Square Soi 5 of my trip which ought-to-be-missed should you plan to visit Bangkok soon!
Som Tam Nua is a Thai eatery situated along Soi 5 of Siam Central, near Novotel Hotel. They specialise in Som Tam (a NorthEastern Thai spicy salad made from shredded green papaya).
This shop was voted winner of CNNGo Best Eats in 2010.
This is their signature green papaya salad is a must-try. Dressed in an exclusive sauce that combines just-the-right-amount of sweetness, sourness, saltiness and spiciness and is topped with an abundance of peanut crumbs. The cripsy pork skin does wonders to enhance the fragance of this appetizer.
Kai thot (Crispy Chicken)
Fried chicken wings in a basket. It’s well marinated and crispy on the outside. These juicy wings are especially recommended for garlic lovers. The chicken was so good that sauce served for dipping wasn’t required.
Deep Fried Fish
The fried tilapia fish with Thai dressing was the let down amongst all the dishes we ordered.
Sour and spicy pork bone soup
Tender sliced of pork in a well-brewed pork broth. The soup was spicy and flavourful.
Som Tam Nua offers both sticky and normal steamed rice. We opted for steamed rice. The fragrant rice is high grade Thai jasmine rice, and is a perfect match with the rest of the dishes.
This was the total damage. It’s only 405 Thai Baht!
Som Tum @ Som Tum Nua, Siam Central
Address: 392/14 Soi Siam Square 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 251 4880
Hours/Times: Open daily, 10:45 a.m.-9.30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16th, 2013 | 1,169 views
As most of the restaurants were full and it’s been a while since we had Vietnamese, the wife and I decided to dine at Sao Nam.
Sao Nam was shortlisted in the Best Thai/Indochinese Restaurant category of the Time Out KL Food Awards 2009, 2010 and 2011.
There was so much to choose from on the menu so we asked the friendly server what was good and a delicious meal then followed.
We started off with a Combination Platter.
A platter of 5 types of starter: lemongrass fish, prawn spring roll, hue spring roll, lotus leaf rice, shrimp cakes.
The presentation was good and taste just fine. The spring rolls were crispy but not oily with fresh ingredients.
Imperial lotus leaf rice (com hap la sen)
Wok-seared rice with dried shrimps and lotus seed steamed in lotus leaf.
The fried rice was rather bland compared to the fried rice at Chinese Restaurants. It’s non-oily, non-salty balanced with the sweetness from lotus seed used. I think it’s quite a healthy dish.
Beef Bamboo Tube (bo ong tre)
The combination of sautéed beef and self-wrap rice paper is one of the unique characteristics of Vietnamese cuisine.
The beef bamboo was highly recommended. True enough, this dish was delicious and flavorful.
We were given rice paper rolls, fresh mint leaves, fresh sweet basil, cucumbers, star fruits and dipping sauce to make our own wrap rolls. This is fun as usually restaurants will pre-rolled for us.
Vietnamese drip coffee (premium bazan)
Triple ‘A’ grade Vietnamese Arabica coffee.
Love the arome and flavor of this coffee. This cup of caffeine kicks in immediately and revives me back. The strong cup of coffee will keep me awake till wee hours in the morning. True enough, I had to count sheep to put myself to sleep that night.
Passion Fruit Juice
The wife ordered this and had her juice craving satisfied. According to her, it’s both sourish and sweet. I reckon’ she loved it as it’s gone when I wanted to take a sip.
Sao Nam is a great place to go for Vietnamese cuisine.
Sao Nam Restaurant – Vietnamese Cuisine
Empire Shopping Gallery
Lot 28 Empire Shopping Gallery
Section 16, Subang Jaya
Tel: 03-50222123 / 03-50222122
Monday, May 13th, 2013 | 1,189 views
It’s dinner time and since we are at pj area, the wife wanted to try the famous Seapark Nasi Lemak. Apparently this Mamak stall serves only Nasi Lemak and Indomie.
The rice is rich in coconut milk and the portion is just nice for people who is weight conscious The sambal is not spicy with tinge of sweetness.
The Nasi Lemak is also served with fried anchovies, fried peanuts, slices of cucumber and ‘mata-kerbau’ style egg instead of the usual hard boiled egg.
The fried chicken, though crispy was not as flavourful as the ones at Village Park.
We paid RM14 for two packets of Bumbung Seapark Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng and one packet of Bumbung Seapark Indomie with Ayam Goreng.
Bumbung Nasi Lemak & Indomie @ Maybank Seapark Mamak
Jalan 21/11b, S.E.A Park
46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor (next to Maybank, opposite 7 eleven)
Opening hours: 6pm till 3-4am (closed on Friday)
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 | 1,263 views
“You have tasted the rest, now taste the BEST”
This cosy restaurant is located in the friendly neighborhood of Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Nested between the famous 1 Utama shopping complex and the community shopping centre of Centre Point.
On a Sunday evening, we were driving around looking for a place to eat when we spotted this restaurant “Ribs”. The name itself made us think of ‘PORK’. Once inside, we were greeted by a simple and cosy interior. Ribs serve a wide spread of Western Food and specializes in all things Porky. If you’re a Pork Lover, do pay them a visit for a memorable tantalizing taste of the succulent pork dishes.
Wild Mushroom Soup
Typical mushroom soup. Was unable to finish the soup cos we find the soup to be tad salty.
Pigs in a Blanket
Nothing beats bacon-wrapped sausages on a stick! The combination of sweet and salty taste makes it a perfect appetizer.
Crispy Pork Knuckle
The gigantic portion of Crispy Pork Knuckle served with coleslaw and a separate serving of dipping sauce. Crispy on the outside and juicy tender on the inside. We loved it to the max! Finger lickin’ good!!!
Tuscans Grilled Belly Pork Ribs
This delicious looking dish is served with mashed potatoes. The meat was cooked just nice and falling off the bone. Three words to describe this dish: Juicy, Tender and Flavorsome. It’s so good that we finished it in one hit.
Reverse Pork Burger
Unlike the usual Bun-Patty-Bun burger, this reverse burger has two pork patties filled with a bun, bacon, lettuce and tomato and a slice of cheese topping! Instead of juicy, we find the burger patty on the dry side and lacking in flavour. The portion is big though and can be shared by two.
Pork Meatballs Pasta
This is a simple spaghetti with pork meatballs in tomato sauce. The meatballs wasn’t dry, has wonderful flavour and texture. Really not bad!
Ribs @ Oasis, Bandar Utama
Address: Lot 1-1, BU4 Oasis Complex, 2 Cangkat Bandar Utama, 47800 Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7729 8921
Sunday, May 5th, 2013 | 1,236 views
Ochado Promotion: Free Drinks on General Election 2013
Ochado will be giving away free drinks to those who vote on 5th May 2013. All you need to do is go to Ochado outlet near you after voted and show the staff your inked (index) finger, then you can get your free drinks: Roasted Milk Tea w Pearl (Regular) or Honey Aloe Vera (Regular).
Promotion Period: 5th May 2013
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: All Ochado outlets except Ochado Redang and Ochado Jonker Street, Melaka
Terms & Conditions: One person entitled for one drink only
Source : Orchado Official Faceboook
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | 1,286 views
One fine day, the wife says “I REALLY REALLY missed Penang Food.” It would take us at least 4.5 hours to drive there :/ But, I remembered seeing this Penang something restaurant, few shops away from KPMC. And so I decided to take her to this restaurant to satisfy her cravings.
The restaurant was full house but luckily we had a short wait, about 5 minutes
Apparently, Penang One is dedicated to serving a collection of Penang famous street food, each of it are prepared by the original chefs. This cosy, relaxed eatery will have you feeling at home in no time.
The menu contains detailed description of each food and the price is reasonable.
Lam Lai Duck Meat Koay Teow Thng 七条路南来鸭肉粿条汤
This special 七条路南来鸭肉粿条汤 Lam Lai Duck Meat Koay Teow Thng at Penang One (RM7.90) comes with generous slices of shredded duck meat, pork meat, fish cakes, fish balls and duck’s blood. It’s so yummy that we want to come back for more!
Lorong Selamat Ji De Chi Siam Laksa 平安巷記得吃叻沙
This Lorong Selamat Ji De Chi Siam Laksa 平安巷記得吃叻沙 (RM9.50), is the winning dish for me – the spicy, sweet and rich gravy transport me all the way to Penang. It’s really “Ho Ho Jiak” lo!
Pulau Tikus Keong Curry Mee 浮羅池滑镪特咖哩面
This Pulau Tikus Keong Curry Mee 浮羅池滑镪特咖哩面 (RM8.50) varies a little from the usual curry mee you can find any where here. This special nyonya style curry mee is know for its soup base made from 20 ingredients including prawns, long beans, bean sprouts, and specially prepared cuttlefish, beancurd skins and pig blood. The dish taste fantastic with noodles mix with bee hoon!
Kampung Jawa Pee Chuan Char Koay Teow 甘榜爪哇炒粿條
This Kampung Jawa Pee Chuan Char Koay Teow 甘榜爪哇炒粿條 (RM10.90) is so yummy and the prawn is so so BIG! You must order the one with Duck Egg! It’s extra delicious!
Kampung Malabar Loh Bak (Lobak) 和平茶餐室卤肉
Kampung Malabar Loh Bak (Lobak) 和平茶餐室卤肉 (RM11.90), Loh Bak or meat rolls wrapped in bean curd skin and deep fried to golden brown, maintaining its crispy-ness and at the same time, preserving the soft and tender meat. (Prawn fritters, friend bean curd and century eggs). Worth to try too!
Paya Terubong “Aunty Cheng” Rojak (Infront Toto) 垄尾安娣清啰喏
Paya Terubong “Aunty Cheng” Rojak (Infront Toto) 垄尾安娣清啰喏 (RM7.50), Rojak Penang style salad is a savory fruit and vegetable salad. Heako (prawn paste) and honey to the mixture, emphasizes on the use of tart fruits such as raw mangoes, pineapple and guava, top with crush peanuts and balacan (deep fried shrimp powder). The taste of rojak is very dependent on the sauce I would say and this is really good!
Tee Nya Kueh 甜仔糕
Tee Nya Kueh 甜仔糕 RM3.50, This is actually rice cake with alkaline taste served with palm syrup (gula melaka) as dipping. It’s our first time trying this kueh. I find the texture springy and a bit jelly liked.
Swatow Lane New World Park Ice Kacang (Lee Brothers) 汕头巷新世界李氏兄弟红豆冰
This Swatow Lane New World Park Ice Kacang (Lee Brothers) 汕头巷新世界李氏兄弟红豆冰 (RM6.50) really awesome specially with the “kacang” ice cream!
Ambra Juice with Sour Plum (aka umbra aka kedondong) -this fruit is called ‘sar lei’ in Cantonese. This juice is refreshing and it’s said to aid digestion and prevent dehydration.
Nutmeg Juice – I’ve eaten nutmeg but it’s really my first time having it juiced. Taste wise, it’s a bit strange but after awhile, it seems quite ok. Like ambra, nutmeg is beneficial to us.
Did you know? – In Arab countries, nutmeg is valued as an aphrodisiac [substance believed to increase sexual desire].
We are definitely visiting again to try out other dishes in the menu. Ouch, I’m hungry dy! ~~
Penang One – Bandar Puteri, Puchong
Address: G5, Jalan Puteri 2/1, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: 03-8052 0181
9.30am – 3.30pm
5.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
9.30am – 9.30pm
They are opening another outlet in April at Kota Damansara. This restaurant is worth trying for authentic Penang food.
Penang One Petaling Jaya Outlet : No 16, Jalan PJU5/7, Dataran Sunway, 47810 Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Thursday, April 25th, 2013 | 3,774 views
Donutes, a leading bakery-cum-cafe chain in Taiwan has landed in Malaysia. It’s first flagship store was opened on 23rd April 2013 in Puchong. Initially I thought its another donut chain like J.Co and Big Apple, but Donutes offers much more than donuts.
They have a large variety of things you could find in a bakery: breads, croissants, nice looking cakes, donuts, and etc.
“One bite of bread, One bag of bliss; Life can’t be dreary, Because you have Donutes.”
Hello Kitty Cake. If you love Hello Kitty then it’s a must buy!
Puffer Fish Cake, cute?
Poopoo King Cake – Cake that looks like shit? You can get this cake for your friend!
Who could resist these delicious looking cakes? A sweet tooth’s haven.
Unlike your typical bakery, they have nice and comfortable seatings for patrons to enjoy their drinks and food. IMO, this is an ideal place to hangout with friends or come yourself and read a book.
Their breads are made fresh from the oven every day, several times a day.
I’m like a kid in a candy store, happily choosing my bread and end up I settled on a mini garlic sausage bread, Germany Pudding (looks like Portugese tart), crusty Hawaiian Pizza, angel cake (mini chiffon cake) and a cereal bread.
Germany Pudding (also known as German Tart) – pudding was not really overly sweet and slightly milky. crunchy on the outside but creamy on the inside. what’s special is they add chocolate chips outside the tart. best eaten with a cup of coffee.
Angel Cake – Mm-mm goodness! This cake is soft, moist, fluffy and fragrant coz of the egg content.
They have a wide selection of drinks, coffee, tea, ice blended and smoothie. Lots of choices. Something for everyone!
“Treat yourself a shot of caffeine to boost your energy level”
Me holding a cup of Iced Cappucino – aromatic and the texture was good. Lovin’ It!
Donutes – Coffee, Cake, Baking
The sign tells you what they offer: coffee, cakes and baked goods!
Choose what you’d like and then wait in line to pay for your goodies.
In conjunction with their New Opening, Donutes is having an Opening Promotion. If you do happen to be in Puchong, do drop by and grab a bite and try their coffee. The promos are as follows:
Today 25/04 – RM0.10 per Ice Latte!
Donutes Coffee & Cake Baking Bandar Puchong Jaya
Address: No. 8, Jalan Kenari 6, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong (next to Nanyang Kopitiam, near IOI Boulevard)
Tel: 03-5880 7038
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 | 1,514 views
After hearing so many good reviews about the Pig & Wolf at Bangsar Village, the wife and I decided to try this place out. Do you know what’s the Chinese name of Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf? It’s “三只小猪与大野狼”! Haha lolz it’s via google translation not me okay!
Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf (三只小猪与大野狼)
The atmosphere was great, very relaxed with a good selection of songs played.
I spotted “Eggs Benedict” on their menu and since its not 6pm yet, I immediately ordered that.
Eggs Benedict – RM 18
The eggs were lovely and the bread was well toasted. The creamy sauce was well balanced by the salty streaky bacon. Just one word: Delicious!!!
The wife, who couldnt resist high-carb food, ordered their signature pasta “The Wolf’s Favourite”.
The Wolf’s Favourite – RM 27
Very creamy spaghetti with smoked pork bacon, topped with a poached egg and crispy bacon bits. This is the winner meal! It’s absolutely tasty!!!
In addition, we ordered Big Breakfast set to share as we both heart American style breakfast. They call it “I’m So Hungry I Could Eat A Wolf”.
I’m So Hungry I Could Eat A Wolf – RM28
It looks rather normal, nothing to shout about. We weren’t impressed and thought its overpriced. Don’t think we will order this ever again.
Plain water in a nice glass bottle that you can get from Ikea? Haha.
Nothing to shout about for their juices and coffee.
To sum up, there’s hit and miss food. Overall, both the wife and I think the food is good and the portions’ just nice for the two of us.
Since the wife is all happy and satisfied with her food, then i reckon’ the money is well spent. Thus, I foresee myself checking his place again soon
Three Little Pigs – is a casual dining experience, and dishes are served as soon as they are ready, without prejudice.
Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf -Bangsar Village 1
Location: Ground Floor, Bangsar Village I, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: 10am-10pm
Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf is situated at outside Village Grocer, facing the open-air car park.
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 | 1,647 views
Do you love Pan Mee (板面)? Then you should have try these outlet :- Jojo Pan Mee, Chili Pan Mee and Face To Face Pan Mee.
There’s a latest outlet addition to Face To Face Pan Mee (面对面板面专卖店) in Bandar Puteri Puchong, opposite Wings Cafe or Puchong Badminton Court. Yesterday (Saturday), is the 1st day open for business and some of the noodles varieties are being priced at RM1 per bowl!
There’s 3 days special opening promotion!
1st Day – RM1 per bowl
2nd Day – RM2 per bowl
3rd Day – 50% off per bowl
Check out the queue for the RM1 ringgit Pan Mee special opening promotion! There’s a lot of new addition to the menu and there’s vegetarian Pan Mee too!
This Chef Special Pan Mee (Soup), is really awesome! The Pan Mee is so smooth and thin, it will just melt in your mouth, not like those other Pan Mee that you eat outside which is so thick and hard to chew and all stick together. I love the pinch pan mee type coz it’s easier to eat, lolz!
This Traditional Sarawak Noodles is good and the mee texture is just nice and not too hard, but I still prefer the pan mee!
There’s a lot of drinks varieties too! Just pick the one that you feel like drinking to match with the Pan Mee!
Go grab today for the RM2 per bowl of Pan Mee k!
Face To Face Noodle House (面对面板面专卖店)
8, Jalan Puteri 2/4,
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 | 2,409 views
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Date: 24 Jan 2013
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