Monday, June 18, 2018

All sorts of foods again, this time in.....

Some time last year, me and colleagues organised a b'day celebration for one of our teammates. We had a b'day lunch in Hakka Ah Lian Wasabi Serdang Lama, which is quite popular among the neighbourhood there.
Here are the dishes we had:
Sauteed cabbage
Salted chicken
the so-called 'wasabi fish'. The greenish thing on the surface looks like wasabi, but it is actually blended ginger & onions
fried tofu
Beancurd roll filled with fish paste, salted & century eggs
pricewise is reasonable as it is a 'dai-pai-dong' standard.
On another occasion, me and another colleague stayed back one fine evening and we had fried noodles and veggies from the student canteen.
yea, these are kinda cheap around RM5-6 for the noodles and RM3-4 for the veggies, depending on what u ordered. We had a sumptuous dinner!
Unrelated to the above, me & my colleagues also frequented this stall at Taman Sri Serdang to get our 'Zha Jiang Mian' noodle fix. It is basically noodles with soybean paste. The stall owner is a friendly mainland Chinese lady who accepts our orders thru WhatsApp. Well, we usually order earlier thru WhatsApp to ensure she does not run out of ingredients by the time we arrived there (kiasu mode!)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Case Study

Staff A is a senior staff who has experience in product X. He has previously presented product X to various clients but has now moved on with another products.
Staff B is a newly joined staff and has been with the company for nine months. She is tasked to take over product X and has been assigned by the Manager to present a demo on this product to an existing client.
After some correspondence, Staff B has arranged with the client for a demo session on the following Monday so that she can have a few days to prepare. However, Staff B took sick leave on that day.

As a Manager, would you:
Wait for Staff B to return work on the other day, and reschedule the session with the Client?
Get Staff A to conduct the demo to the Client without him having much knowledge on what the Client wants. Staff A has only 3 hours to prepare and yet he is unsure of the feature that the Client wants as he was not in the loop.

Let me know your option and your reasoning for it.

Raya Mood and Ketupats

Raya decorations in the office - these ketupats are weaved by one of our Malay colleague.
 She made lots of it and we 'hung' it everywhere, even at the office whiteboard
 A few of the officemates including yours truly were so eager to learn from her...
It was not easy for a first timer like me. I have no idea where to slip my fingers and hold tightly to the ribbons during the weaving process.
This is my unfinish product, but it is not the 'ketupat' that I want.
 I wanted a ketupat bawang which has a fuller shape.
I finally made it!
Can u guess which one is mine?
 both of these are my 'products'.
I proudly hang them at my cubicle, despite the imperfect shapes.
till then, Happy Eid al-Fitr!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Two Pesos, Sri Petaling

Saw this signboard on a late afternoon and decided to give it a try.
It was a weekday with ample dining seats, so why not?
Immediately upon seated, I was given this sheet to tick my option....I tried the sukiyaki soup
 Here's the complete menu
This place offers a more comfortable environment to enjoy a hotpot.
Fully aircond, clean seats and practical table/counters arrangement
They have 2 counters for self-service refill (sauce/condiments/clear soup base).
The cutleries and saucers are also available on the slide-in tray at this counter.
feel free to browse these mags if u r bored
 Clean and bright interior, perfect for family & couple dining....and even solo (like me!).
Unfortunately this place is so popular during the weekend, till gotta queue outside the shop, so, just forget about it during weekend!
 the available sauces/condiments
 Clear soup refill. For non-clear soup, you may need to get the staff for assistance.
 Yours truly playing with the sauces...yea, I like to mix & match....
*no picture after matched, coz it looks like sh**
 Here's my food
 look at that pot, it was so full of ingredients!
 and my free drink (ice lemon tea) which came with the set.
*Free drink is only available on weekday lunch.
My first round of filling up my bowl (to make way for the noodles in the pot) 
 Second digging, this time I fill up my bowl with the cooked noodles. Still having plenty of noodles and ingredients in the pot after that....such a sumptuous hotpot meal!
I was superbly full after the meal...burPpppppp!!!
On another occasion, I went with sis to try out different items in the menu. We shared a pax portion on milky broth and add-on with ala-carte meat dumplings and enoki mushrooms...
 there goes our feast!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The day our lives changed - chicken & ice cream feast

yes, changed for the better!
9th May 2018 is a historic day for all of us M'sians.
Almost everyone, regardless of age & gender went out to vote, and so here I was in a school....to vote out GST
a few pictures here and there since I have not stepped into a school for quite some time
 it's fun to be back on the school ground, although this isn't my school
 queue wasn't that long during the noon
 But it was sunny. After then back home and turn on TV to watch the news update. Was glued to the TV since 11pm until 4am ++ just to watch the latest result, but unfortunately the result on TV was so darn slow, that I gave up and instead followed from the official website, while reading sensational news in FB.
The following day, I went to work despite a declared holiday and had lunch with my colleagues. Everyone was eating chicken, so do I.
I ordered paper wrapped herbal chicken at Tea Garden (somewhere RM18)
 a huge chicken leg with very flavorful Chinese herbs gravy that goes so well with rice....either I was hungry or the chicken taste better on the 'victory day'.
 a week before Ramadan, me and the lunch gang went to Mr.Kebab & Biryani Putrajaya to have another round of celebration....I had chicken botti kebab with mandy rice for RM18. The syrup bandung is RM3.
 My other colleague have beef botti kebab rice, but she packed half the portion for dinner. The plastic container was given FOC.
 I had another 'chicken' celebration at Texas chicken. Ordered 2 pieces set meal that comes with refillable drinks and coleslaw.
 Was served with huge piece of chicken breast & thigh....
A few days before 1st June, Baskin Robbins had 31% + 6% discount on hand packed ice cream. Bought a pint to share with sis.
 My choice - 'Pistachio Almond'  and her choice 'Jamoca Almond Fudge'.
life is much better with 0 GST!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Foods from the Ramadan Bazaar

As mentioned in my previous post, the Ramadan bazaar is something that I looked forward during the fasting month. I went to the Sri Serdang bazaar one fine evening with my colleague and here's my foodies
Chicken Satay with Peanut sauce (RM0.80 per stick)
 Nasi Tomato with Ayam Masak Merah (RM5.00)
on top of the rice: Grilled Chicken Wing (RM1.50)
 Shwarma (RM ? , forgot)
Fries (RM ? , forgot)
 Beef Murtabak (RM 3)
 Roti John (RM 5)
 On another occasion, the whole group went and each of us bought something for sharing, we had pulut udang, roti jala, otak otak, grilled cockles and lotsa kuihs…All of us feasted in the office pantry although none of us fast.
Our next plan would be to the Putrajaya Precinct 3 bazaar. Let's see if the weather permits...*fingers crossed.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

On On Bak Kut Teh

Had tis some time ago. Was craving for something soupy and meaty....and this stall was still open around 9pm plus, so I ended up here accidently while on my way back home.
Ordered a claypot BKT for 1 pax and it came out with a huge one...There was a lot of meat in there, mostly lean pork meat and ribs coz I dun eat other sort of organs...
standard KL price around RM12-13 per pax (can't remember), good enuff to fill up the stomach, but nothing great to shout about.

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