Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Munching Mob @ Bukit Jalil

Continuation from our meal in Mallikas....we adjourned to Munching Mob for dessert.
Yea, late dessert at 9pm...It was a weekday, hence the place were quite empty at late evening.
browsed the menu....
and saw some items with funny name....such as 'Black Mamba' and 'Seven Shades of Grey'....
but i m more interested in 50 Shades of Grey......LOL!
they seem to be up-to-date with the recent song on K-Pop chart....'Black Mamba' which was recently released....and it is up on their menu already!
In case you have no idea on what that song is....
 
meanwhile here is the edible 'Black Mamba'
the honeycomb ice cream is super sweet, but paired well with the black sesame waffle. 
Overall it tastes good!
Will be back again to try out other items.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Some decorations at Le Meridien Hotel, Putrajaya...
a kiosk selling candies & cookies outside the hotel restaurant.
The Xmas tree isn't that extravagant....just a mediocre one with presents at the bottom.
Back in the office, i received some gifts from our European dealer....a greeting card and a box of caramel & sea salt fudge
here is how it looks like...only 9 pieces!
hailed all the way from England....
meanwhile, a simple celebration at home, just exchanging gifts and will have Chinese turkey tonight...
Chinese turkey = roasted duck😉

till then,
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Tasty Wok House @ Bukit Jalil

We have not dine out since the CMCO started in early Oct.
After the restriction on number of diners per table is lifted, we took the opportunity for a family dine-out.
Went for a weekend dinner at Tasty Wok House...
We booked a table prior to the dinner coz we thought it might take some time to wait if walk-in. Reached there around 7:45pm and saw many empty tables available, on a Saturday evening. Seems like people are still afraid to dine out yet.
Our orders:
Pork ribs in assam sauce (RM22)
Salted egg deep fried squid (RM25)
Steamed tilapia in fermented bean paste (promotion price RM20)
Steamed lala in Chinese wine (RM22)
Stir fried amaranth with goji berries (RM13)
let's dig in....
the dishes are OK, the lala are fresh. My fav is the deep fried squid coz it is chewy, crunchy (on the outer layer) and flavorful. 
Pork ribs abit tough, but the assam sauce is excellent to go with rice.
Overall a good meal.
I don't get thirsty after the meal too despite drinking the steamed lala gravy.
Total bill for 5 pax with rice & tea: RM117 nett
We will definitely come back again to try other dishes!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

KFC Tandoori, Pan Mee Soup and Keropok Lekor

Was in the office for 3 consecutive days on last week due to my involvement in ISO audit.
On the second day of working in the office, i went out for lunch at a shop located below some flats in Sri Serdang.
The shop was quite empty with no customer....it is not a commercial area, hence business is slower.
Ordered a Pan mee soup (RM5.50) and add-on with egg (RM0.70), so this bowl of noodles costs RM6.20
Quite a decent price for a bowl of soupy noodles.
This Pan mee soup does not have anchovies but was served with pork balls and fishcakes...which i like!
The soup taste bland due to lacking umami from the anchovies, but is still OK as it reminds me of the soup tht my mum cooks (very lightly flavored!)
This place is 'tastefully decorated' with antique rack and all sorts of wall decorative. While i was there, another group came and dined at the other corner. The entire shop only has 2 tables occupied (including mine). 
On my way back to the office, i also bought some fried snacks coz i haven't eaten these for a very loooong time!
Deep fried keropok lekor (5 for RM1) and banana fritters (4 for RM1) = total is RM2.
I ate halfway before i remembered to take this picture.
Dinner was drive-thru KFC.
I bought the Chicken Tandoori coz i like its colorful box!
nah.....coz my mum was hooked on it - the crispiness and the strong tangy flavor 
We shared this box of chicken, but i finished most of it!
BON APPETIT!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Xmas Decor @ Mid Valley.....

Took an annual leave to lepak the mall again....Thought that i would have avoid the crowds during the weekday but seems not.
Despite the high number of cases, everything is back to normal (except for the masks) - with people thronged the shopping malls and so enthusiastic to take pictures with the blinks blinks and trees. 
I only snapped a picture from afar while passing by to dine at Burger King.
The famous car of the year, i see this red car in most of my friends' pictures (and profile picture) in the FB.
My ultimate goal during this prison-break is to eat and buy groceries.....
After the burger & fries got digested, i decided to stop by D'Laksa to try out their assam laksa (RM7) coz i couldn't resists the aroma....The soup was thick and flavourful, but it was also spicy. Can't eat much else end up crying!
Went to AEON to spend my RM20 vouchers given by the company as my b'day gift. Though it expires in mid 2021, I decided to spend it now, before it is forgotten. 
so i bought....ahemm
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a birthday marble cake!
it was a huge 950g cake....but when we weigh it at home, the scale shows 1kg+
We decided to chuck the cake into the fridge after eaten a quarter of it.
On the left is the ice cream tub container (Wall's tub with 1.5L capacity) for size comparison to store the cake.
The marble cake tastes ordinary but is enough to fill the stomach when hungry!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Mallikas @ Bukit Jalil

I was craving for some Indian food and this place seems like a good option to satisfy my craving - due to its variety of Indian dishes.
Went there on a weekday evening after work (in the office). Annoying sis & BIL who are still working from home join in as they are staying nearby. 
We ordered Palak Paneer, RM16
It looks green, but it doesn't taste as 'raw' as it looks!
Aloo Gobi, RM14
This is my fav, deep fried cauliflower and potatoes coated with spices....an all time fav!
Butter Masala Chicken, RM18
Nothing can go wrong with this! I wipe the plate clean with naan. All gravy not wasted!
Chicken Vepudu, RM16
Deep fried chicken, tad salty like Chinese 'nam yue' (but without the nam yue taste lah)
The chickens were drizzled with diced onions and some curry leaves for some aroma....
 We ordered 2 types of naan:
Garlic naan, RM5
Cheese naan, RM7
Both were good
Papadam, RM1 (for 2 pieces)
We were the only customers in the restaurant throughout the dining from 8-9pm. 
But i see that they were also working on Grab orders, though not many.
This place is 'merrier' when there are office workers who patronized the area during lunch time.
Food were good and met our expectation, we will definitely be here again next time!

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sushi Zanmai @ The Gardens Mall

Ever since Sushi Zanmai is available in IOI City mall nearby my office, I've stopped goin to the outlet at The Gardens.
Besides, there used to be an outlet in IOI Puchong which i frequently patronised, but it has been closed down sometime last year.
I have totally forgotten about this outlet at The Gardens until recently i craved for some Japanese food.
It was quiet and only a few tables occupied. The interior of the restaurant is always impressive....The walls and ceiling are furnished with wood elements carvings and pattern.
Nice lanterns too...
Food ordering was done via mobile phone. The site link was established by scanning a 2D barcode.
I wanted to try out their katsu curry rice...hence i ordered a small plate (there are only 2 size portion available, big or small).
The curry is OK, though i prefer it to have some potato & carrot chunks rather than just plain gravy.
Chicken katsu is deep fried to perfection, not too dry yet crispy on the outer layer. 
Instead of ordering sushi at a sushi restaurant, i had curry rice which is not their core😁
Despite that, when compared to Yoshinoya, this one taste better.
I also ordered an assorted tempuras platter...
This plate consists of 2 prawns, 1 fish slice, 1 eggplant, 1 okra, and 1 mushroom tempuras.
It was freshly prepared from the kitchen and was served piping hot.
Overall, a pleasant meal...and the price is reasonable too.
Total damage: RM28.60
Here's the shop front...at 3rd floor....next to Ippudo
My next target is to try out Ippudo's ramen.
Initially i wanted to try Ippudo at first, but not keen to queue/wait due to the restaurant has reached the limit number of patrons at that time (adhered to CMCO SOP).
another one in my next target list is 'Beauty in The Pot'.
The shop facade is nicely decorated in pink...with a huge pink teddy bear!
Such a unique colour theme for a restaurant...

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Continuation post from my solo 'escape' to The Gardens/Mid Valley....
Well, my 'outing' to the shopping malls were sort of jail break after days of not goin out of the house.
It was pre-planned as i took leave just to spend some time outside of the house 😃
Saw this display in AEON departmental store, nearby the ladies clothing.
Am wondering, is there any Japanese festival goin on??
meanwhile, i went on to buy some BK burgers coz there were having promo of 2 burgers for RM9. See the link here.
I also went to the Jaya Grocer (The Baker's Son) to get a marble cake, as i previously mentioned of wanting to try it after tasted the butter cake.
The whopper jr. burgers are indeed worth the price coz it is more filling...The other 2 that I tried are cheeseburger and chicken burger which tasted similar to McDs. These burgers were shared by 3 pax.
As for the marble cake, it was kinda disappointing as i can't detect any butter taste in it. So, no more marble cake from Jaya Grover next time.
Ever since CMCO started, i was sort of moody seeing the high number of COVID-19 cases reported daily. To cheer up, i bought this bag of 'imported potato chips'.
Priced at RM13.80, i put high hopes on it...at least must fare better than Ruffles/Lays.
The chips are much firmer, with the texture similar to cassava chips, but still there's not much potato flavour...similar to Lays standards....another disappointing product!
I think i shall stick back to Tesco brand potato chips which are much cheaper.

Club Med Cherating - Breakfast (Day 2)

My first breakfast starts on Day 2 (coz Day 1 is check-in/arrival day). Was kinda lazy to get out of the bed coz it was a Sunday! Anyway, i ...