Thursday, March 30, 2023

Curry Noodles & Fried Chicken

Besides Ah Cheng's Laksa, i also frequented Yitcha Kaw Kaw for their curry noodles.
This is a non-halal curry noodles with hakka pork as one of the ingredients. Compared to Ah Cheng's, this one has more ingredients with crispy beancurd skin, deep fried wanton and cabbage. Both have thick curry but Ah Cheng's has tinge of star anise taste.
Another eatery that i frequented lately is Texas Chicken. Despite slightly pricier than KFC, I prefer Texas coz of their bigger chicken piece, biscuits and free flow drinks. I'm so fond of doing their online survey each time purchasing, so that I can claim a free drumstick in my next 'combo meal' purchase.
[Below] Baker's Cottage roasted chicken with 3 different flavors - Black pepper, percik and bbq....It is priced at RM25 per bird. I have tried them before during their promotional run some years ago...tastewise so-so only, just like AEON roasted chicken.
[Below] Photo of KL view taken on a sunny day. A new building is under construction, sooner or later the 'view' is covered by that building and only the highest tower (Merdeka 118) is visible.
[Below] Another KL view taken at the highest point in the neighbourhood. This has a better & full view of the KL skyline.
Meanwhile, i prefer seeing clouds once in a while....
such as this gorgeous view from the hotel room in....well.....u-know-where😀

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Beef Pho @ 24 Hours Vietnamese Restaurant

After a year plus of not having any beef pho, i m sort of craving for it again.
Decided to drop by this small eatery, which is fully run by Vietnamese. The Vietnamese staff can speak Chinese, English, and perhaps some Malay.
This hidden eatery survived the pandemic lockdown and still operating as usual, serving the locals & Vietnamese customers who are staying around the area. 
Here's my beef pho, served with a plate of greens.
Chili sauce, fish sauce, sri racha sauce are available on every table. This bowl of noodles is good to eat with sri racha sauce.
The plate of greens consists of mint leaves, basil leaves, lettuces. Just dump all into the bowl to eat with the noodles. My mouth tastes so fresh after munching these mint leaves.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Friday evening makan-makan in the office...

This was a small-scale makan-makan event in the office organised by the event committee on last month....It was also doubled as birthday celebration for the previous month 'babies'...since we did not have any makan-makan earlier this year.
Here are the food/delicacies that we had:
Local colorful but limited edition....only a plate to cater for 50+ of us....hmmm they should have order more😄
the buffet line with fusion dishes....can't remember what I had, but it was just enough for the 50+ pax...tastewise so-so only.
Meanwhile on last year December....there was also a small-scale makan-makan and Christmas gifts for everyone...
Candies and puzzles (wrapped)
Free to choose which one we want....
I had the fruit pastilles.
While clearing the house, i found this on the shelves....It is a mini size plush toy, the Sesame Street edition which were a craze back then in the early 2000s. It was a collectible item when purchasing McD set meals during then (i think...)
Just posting it up here for remembrance before discarding it.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Birthday Celebration @ Hee Lai Ton, Serdang

[Throwback] This was a family event on Dec last year. The family gathered for a reunion cum birthday dinner for an uncle 70th b'day.
Among the dishes that we had:
Prawn fritters
Braised beancurd sheets, brocolli, mushrooms
Roasted duck
Iberico pork ribs
There were around 9-10 dishes with lotsa meaty stuffs....we were all so full, and got to take-away some leftovers.
We were the last few tables to leave the restaurant.
Dessert was a cake bought from a bakery. I only tried a bite coz was too full.
It was a jolly celebration with relatives & cousins catching up with each other after returning from abroad. Hopefully there will be another one this year.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Memorie Cafe @ IOI City Mall

Wanted to try out something new in the new wing of IOI City mall, so I walk-in to this cafe, without knowing what they have in the menu.
This is an Eurasian Portuguese restaurant which sells western, fusion and local dishes. I guess it is famous for its Ikan Bakar...which i did not try.
Instead I had this....
What's this greenish soup?
It's green curry ramen...and it is vegan. My first time trying this place and i ordered something not their signature😂
Well, I don't feel like eating meat that day. So, meatless noodles it is! 
The ingredients are long beans, mushroom, and julienned-cut carrots....The green curry soup is tasty and thick!
This bill came to RM20.99nett, which includes the tax & service charges.
This cafe outlet in IOI City mall is fully digitized. Ordering is done via online (by scanning on the barcode to access their ordering portal). They accept only cashless payment, therefore remember to have sufficient amount in your ewallet, or else pay by credit card. I paid using TnG ewallet.
After gulping this big bowl of noodles, it time to digest off with a short stroll.
[Below] IOI City mall new wing's entrance/exit to the Symphony is much quieter compared to the similar entrance/exit at the old wing.
The Symphony water fountain, with water & lights display on every 5 minutes, during the evening until closing time.
[Below] The ready-made yeesang that we bought from Genting CNY bazaar some time ago.
We only managed to have this after CNY😂

Monday, March 13, 2023

Dining @ 4 Fingers again....

After a year plus of not dining at 4 Fingers, I suddenly crave for their chicken drumstick😆
Went to the outlet at IOI City Mall after work and ordered an ala carte of the followings:
Tofu nuggets in teriyaki sauce (12 pieces per tray). 
Chicken drumsticks rice -  i choose 'soy & garlic' flavour. 
The kimslaw (kimchi coleslaw) is hidden underneath the drumsticks. The kimslaw paired well with the chicken flavor. Chicken is tender and juicy.
The bill came to RM23.75nett
Both the tofu and rice taste good. I will definitely come back again!
Meanwhile, on another day, I went to Texas Chicken to claim my 'free 1 piece chicken' after done with an online survey.
I ordered a Texas wrap set meal which comes with a wrap, coleslaw, drink and a piece of chicken.
Added with that complimentary chicken, i now have 2 pieces😉
Here's an update of my furry friends - the office cats...
The tuxedo cat sits at the entrance on every night, guarding the office door. I adore her silky smooth black fur....What's her grooming secret?
Don't be fooled by her sulky face, she is definitely a friendly stray.
I first met her when i accidently slammed her when opening the door from inside. Who heck would expect the cat sitting there, just right in front of the tinted glass door.
She's continuing her 'habit' and even a junior cat is joining her every evening.
[Below] This junior cat (a 6-month++ old kitten) has now become my bff (best furry friend).
I met her when she was just a tiny 3-week old kitten. 
Used to be bullied by the tuxedo cat, but now that she is bigger and stronger, she 'challenges' back and they got into fights quite often😅
She looks skinny & has a crooked tail (i believe it was since birth). 
A clingy and very affectionate kitten who follows me around. On some evening, she would escort me to the carpark after work, sat there and watch me drove off.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Chennai Spice @ Sri Serdang

It was a Friday and my Indian colleague invited me to try out this restaurant in Sri Serdang.
The restaurant serves the usual Indian dishes, and patrons can opt for rice on the thali plate or on banana leaf. I choose the latter.
The basic banana leaf rice with 3 side dishes (non-meat), unlimited rice & papadam costs RM8.50
However, we add on some other dishes, such as:
sambal tofu (this is not paneer though it looks like, but my colleague said it is tofu)
and chicken varuval
both are ok, although i prefer the chicken varuval to have better chicken parts coz they gave mostly the breast part which is quite hard & dry.
There goes our hearty meal...

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Canton Kitchen @ Happy Garden

This was on last year when we used to order frequently from Foodpanda with its promo and free delivery charges.
We usually ordered the familiar dishes such as:
Cantonese style tofu in assorted veggies
and sweet & sour fish/pork
Both are exceptionally good which kept us ordering the same thing again and again...
Meanwhile, here are some of the food that i had at the Genting SkyCasino foodcourt not long ago:
Mixed rice with 2 meat + 2 veggies dishes, claimed using membership points - 5 points😀
and fishball noodles, 1 point only....LOL, even the casino foodcourt is running on promo!
the promo is goin to end on 31 March, otherwise this would usually costs 7 to 9 points!
Meanwhile for those with Gold membership and above, they can enjoy this hot coffee + lo mai kai for 1 point only😂
This is in Peace Cafe, which is located at the old building. The interior looks like those HK-style cha chaan teng...but with better ambience.
Tastewise ok-la...good enuff to fill up the stomach during the cold weather up there...

'Tag Me' Bar @ Sri Petaling

Curiosity brought me to this bar... Sometime last year, I saw a promotional menu placed on the table at the walkway outside this bar. It has...