Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Dine Out 8 - Lunch at Fai Fai Restaurant, Seri Kembangan

 My 8th dine out (after MCO) is with colleagues to celebrate one of the teammate's promotion.
It was a weekday (Monday), thus the place was quiet and only us dining in the entire shop.
The lunch was a treat from him for being promoted to Snr.
He treated us a 'dai chow' lunch and ordered 5 dishes for 7 pax.
We had:
Stir fried sweet potato leaves
Salted egg deep fried squid
Crispy sweet & sour fish
Sizzling tofu
Steamed tilapia in soy sauce
Foods are OK with generous servings and reasonable price.
Overall total price with rice & tea for 7 pax is RM180.
The place is located nearby the famous rainbow bridge next to Sg Kuyoh. Ample parking space next to the river.
Despite the economic slowdown, most of the staffs are getting a slight salary increment, including yours truly...Am glad that the company is still surviving and some staffs being promoted.
Hope for a speedy economy recovery so that we can have more of these free lunch treats :-)


Monday, August 3, 2020

Dine Out 7 @ Restaurant 88, Kuchai Lama

This is my 7th dine out, which is our family dinner at Restaurant 88, Kuchai Lama.
We chose this place as it has ample seating/tables with social distancing SOP.
The restaurant is located on a hilltop, quite spacious and has good ventilation. We were seated outdoors on a cool evening, with natural breeze.
We ordered the same dishes as our previous visit
Steamed tilapia in fermented soy bean paste (taucu) -  RM48
 
 Fuyong omelette - RM10
and the other 3 dishes are: Stir fried green amaranth (RM15), pork rib king (RM20) and beancurd with minced pork (RM20)
 Food is OK...but servings are small compared to last time.
Pricewise, some dishes are overcharged such as the omelette and stir fried veggies.
Total overall including rice for 5 pax (RM2 per pax) and a pot of tea (RM1.50 per pax) is RM130.50

Friday, July 31, 2020

Chicken Leg

I was involved in the company audit on last week and lunch was provided for that 2 consecutive days. The office admin was kind enough to drive out and bought lunches for those who were involved in the audit including the external auditors.
Monday:
Dave's Deli Roasted Chicken - with side dishes of mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and mixed veggie (sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, capsicum). Mushroom sauce is provided for the chicken leg.
Tuesday:
Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah from 'Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock' restaurant.
The spiced chicken leg is so well-marinated with tender chicken meat....yummz!
The sambal is packed separately in a small plastic sachet. For those who can't eat spicy food, they can omit that sachet. 
BON APPETIT!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

From the Nasi Campur Stall....

 This was my lunch in the office some weeks ago, which I tapao-ed from the nearby Malay nasi campur (mixed rice) stall. There are a few stalls that resumed operation since late June, hence I got a few choices.
It has been quite some time since I last had nasi lemak (my last was before MCO)...so imagine the craving for it....
My first taste of nasi lemak post-MCO...
I added a 'begedil' (Indonesian potato patty) into it...Hence this pack of rice is RM3. The 'begedil' itself is only RM1.
 The following day, I had a full carb meal of rice, nuggets, begedil (again~~), and sunny side up egg. Very high carb to last me till dinner!
This is jst for RM3.50~~
el cheapo meal...


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

KFC Fill Up is Back!

 KFC 'Fill Up' is back and the price is still the same @RM8.90 each!
In case u have no idea on what is that....The 'Fill Up' is a set meal consists of 1 piece chicken, 4 nuggets, 1 small coleslaw, 1 small mashed potato and a drink....
Very 'berbaloi' at RM8.90...
so here goes the family weekend dinner - bought 3 sets to eat with rice :-) yea, we are so Asian!
 Meanwhile, I have a new 'snack' at home to replace the 'finished jar of peanuts'....
This time it is a healthier kacang parang (broad bean), and less fattening than the peanuts....
Picture below: On the right is our homemade agar-agar.
Rainy days and the veggies growing fast. We harvested a new batch of sweet potato leaves from the garden....

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Watches

Stranger: May I know what is the time now?
Me: ermm….6:19....nope 6:14
 Do you wear a watch?
I did but that was a long time ago, during my student years.
 I have some cheapskate watches which I wear to school and most of them are easily 'kaputt'
It was adjusted to 5 minutes earlier than the actual time, hence during the exam time, it would gave me the perception that I don't have much time left to finish off the answers when I still have 5 minutes left.
Anyway, the remaining time is used as a buffer to 'final check' my answer sheet.
After having a handphone, I no longer wear a watch coz I felt uneasy having something tied to my wrist, especially when the weather is hot and my wrist is sticky from the sweat.
Besides, I felt that wearing one attracts unwanted attention, coz someone would pretend to ask me for time and open up a conversation. This happened during my late teens, where a guy did this and followed me for weeks. Back then I was working part time in a shop.
Now back to these watches....obviously both of these are not mine.
They are of the same brand 'Tissot', on the left belongs to sis, and the right belongs to mum. Both are bought separately on different occasion.
Do you wear watches?


Monday, July 20, 2020

Dine Out 5 & 6

My 5th dine out (after MCO) is at a zhap fan shop in Seri Kembangan. It is a newly opened place which only sells zhap fan (mixed rice) with free refillable soup and Chinese tea. The place is bright, clean and has good ventilation (with aircond and fans). It practices social distancing too with only one third of the tables are taken/occupied. Others are stacked aside or crossed.
There are a lot of dishes available and I was indecisive on what to pick.
Ended up with 2 oink oink dishes and sautéed long beans.
The oink oink dishes are: Hakka pork belly with ear fungus and minced pork.
Clearly, I missed eating pork so much!
 My 6th dine out is at KFC Kuchai Lama with my parents. It was our first dine out together coz all the while they have been eating from ta-pao or homecooked food at home.
We had just done with our errands in Taman Desa, hence while on our way back home, stopped by this KFC outlet for lunch.
 each patron is given a dine-in card before allowed to get in. We also need to register via My Sejahtera app and have our temperature taken.
The entire restaurant (despite its huge space) can roughly accommodate 10 to 15 tables only after some tables being stacked aside.
Even with that, some seats are crossed within the 'available table', which means the restaurant capacity has reduced by more than 70%
3 of us occupied a '2 combined tables' with alternate seats crossed. These tables can accomodate10 people during the pre-MCO days.
We each have a lunch plate set with drinks at RM15.50 per set.
The chicken size seems to have shrunk coz we remembered that this outlet usually served huge chicken piece.
 While passing by the counter when exiting from the side door, we kepoh-kepoh on the other offers/promotions.
This one seems like a valuable set with 8 pcs of chickens and 4 bowls of rice for only RM33.90 nett.
 

Dine Out 8 - Lunch at Fai Fai Restaurant, Seri Kembangan

 My 8th dine out (after MCO) is with colleagues to celebrate one of the teammate's promotion. It was a weekday (Monday), thus the pl...