Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chili’s … Finally :)

Hi there. Been really busy last week that when I reached home after work, I slept after late dinner and shower. Yes… I am really that tired. On average, I work nearly 12 hours per day starting from Monday till Friday except Wednesday. Before lunch, I have to settle all those important cases and after lunch, I have to call hospital and check other cases. All those documents that came in during the day will be settle by me after 5pm when all the Insurance counter in the hospital closed. Follow up is never easy :(


Let’s talk about something that I love. Food :p I am proud to announce that I finally tried Chili’s. Both me and Calvin never tried this place before. We learnt a lesson that day. If the waiter tell you to wait 15 to 20 minutes for a table, it might not be the case most of the time. Since I’m too lazy to walk around anymore, I told him just wait for the table. So we sat down on the bench at the entrance and browsed through the menu. In less than 5 minutes, a waiter came right up to us and informed us that our seats are ready. @_@ what’s with the 15 to 20 minutes then?? Hmm…


Like any typical western restaurant, the menu is full of steaks and other yummy looking food :)


Their fruit juices and soft drinks are bottomless. He had orange juice while I ordered Diet Coke on diet on diet on diet.



My lamb shoulder :) It was really nice. My first time of having mashed potato with sour cream. It’s really good. The lamb shoulder was cooked just right. Me like :)



His fried chicken fingers …. I guess. I forgot the name of the dish but it was quite good. He don’t fancy the sauce because it’s a bit spicy but it was okay for me. Love the fries though :)


There goes our first Chili’s experience. Will be back to try their nachos :) Looks good. Did not order dessert because both of us were really full diet diet diet diet


Finally tried Coffee Bean breakfast that is served whole day long. Ran out of idea on what to have for lunch at work, so Chan suggested Coffee Bean breakfast for lunch. I know it sounds a bit weird but then it was really worth it.



Both of us ordered the same thing. It’s really good. It comes with Heinz strawberry jam. Really good :) The sausages might look a little pale and I thought they will taste really bad. But it turns out to be really good. Better than those fried or BBQ.  But there’s one thing that I don’t really like. The omelette was still a little bit wet.  The portion is very filling. I’m too full to work after that. All I want to do is just sit whole day at Coffee Bean and read a good book :( Can i apply one week leave and do this every day?!?!?



Sunday, October 11, 2009

Non-Western Food Week


Gosh, I’m awake at 8am on a Sunday morning. I think I’m at the stage of old people where they sleep very early and wake up early too. But then I slept quite last last night and woke up early this morning. Hence the panda eyes :( I don’t want!!! Maybe I’m worried about not being able to find the perfect dinner gown :( I saw this really pretty dress online but then it belongs to someone. I bet it’s expensive :( wuu wuu wuu.


Let’s move on and talk about something not-so-happy. Supposed to be happy but I have to be on diet for my sis’s wedding. Gained a few kilos lately due to good food with Calvin. It’s all his fault okay :p not me :p *innocent face*.


Went to The Curve last Sunday to sing k with Wai Leng they all. Me and Calvin reached early so that I could do some shopping. More like window shopping. Haha. I did not have lunch that day, so was really hungry. He suggested Pavlova from The Apartment because he knows it’s my favourite :) But then we reached there, I suggested to try something else. And we ordered this (it’s more like I ordered this :p)



It’s called the Eton’s Mess. I was actually more attracted to the name than it’s content when I choose my order. The name sounds really cute :p It’s something like pavlova but the bottom sweet icing is crushed and served with a lot of strawberries and strawberry syrup. Love it :p



His hot chocolate. I think the one from The Pink Sage looks better though :) But it’s as nice as the one from The Pink Sage.


The K session was really nice. I can’t stop laughing when Calvin and Jonny sang the opera-like song. Haha. It was so funny. We sang from 8pm till 11pm. Since the next day was my off day, it’s still okay for me :p


The following week will be like Chinese and Japanese week. Tried both Japanese Restaurant at Jaya One. First stop will be Kissaten. I have never try this place before, so Calvin suggested that we try this place first.





I have no idea why their dinner set is more expensive than the lunch set. The top 2 photos were my dinner set and the last one was Calvin’s. Seriously, I was kind of disappointed at the menu because I was expecting authentic Japanese food menu. This is more like Fusion Japanese food. But my udon with salted pork was kind of nice. The gyoza is not nice at all. Maybe a little too dry. Calvin’s fried chicken chop was just okay but the sauce is too sour. That’s all for Kissaten :)


Another Japanese restaurant at Jaya One will be Hanazen. It’s currently my favourite Japanese Restaurant. Their food were really really good :) Me like :)



Like me, Calvin is a big fan of unagi as well (happy happy :p) He ordered this set because it comes with sashimi, which he said was really fresh. I’m glad he like this place just as much as me. Ohhh if you’re going there for dinner, especially on Friday night, make sure you go early or make reservation. That restaurant was packed on Friday night. The tables placed outside were fully occupied as well. Amazing :)



My seafood teppanyaki set. I previously had Chicken teriyaki (yum yum) and chicken teppanyaki at this place. So decided to go for seafood this time. It’s really nice as ell. Maybe a bit too oily. Me like me like :) At the end of the meal, both of us were really full that it’s very hard to walk. Haha.


Yesterday will be the first day me start hunting for a perfect and pretty dinner gown for my sister’s wedding dinner end of this year (which is like … 2 months away *panic panic*). Yesterday was also my sister and Brandon kor kor’s registration day. 10/10/2009. Easy to remember date. So Brandon kor kor… make sure you don’t forget your wedding anniversary ya :p furthermore, there’s no excuse to forget the date. Haha. Photos are still with Calvin. He need to photoshop some photographs before he can send to my sister. Mum specially request it to be uploaded to Facebook and tag her as well. Yes…. my mum has an Facebook account *serious face* She even told us a Facebook war between she and an ex colleague’s wife (which she printed out the e-mail thread and showed to other colleagues *gasp*). Seriously, don’t mess with my mum and her daughters. She will “reply” you with something that you can never imagine. Haha.


Anyway, after the registration, me and Calvin headed to Sunway Pyramid (since I insisted he leave the camera at home instead of in his car even though he said camera’s cannot be detected…. seriously, the camera is really expensive. If anything happens to it, I don’t have the money to pay it back okay lor :( ). We finished the whole shopping centre in less than 1 hour. Because my plan was just to search for a long dinner gown and that’s all. Nothing. Else. *serious look* haha. But I don’t know how long my determination can stand this way :p


We bought tickets for The Surrogates. Seriously, the movie is not nice because I don’t know what is the purpose of the old guy anyway. he suddenly commit suicide at the ending of the movie!?!?!? Haihhh……


Before the movie, we went to Berry Passion for drinks and light … umm… food :p


Novanned suggested this place to me if I were to visit Cameron Highland. They served all types of food and drinks related to strawberries. So both of us ordered the signature Strawberry Blended and Strawberry Lemonade. We even ordered Chocolate Fondue because someone *coughs* who was supposed to be on diet  was hungry even after just a few hours from dim sum brunch. Tsk tsk tsk tsk… It’s all Calvin’s fault :p hahaha. Anyway, the Strawberry blended was really nice. Really concentrated. The Strawberry Lemonade might be a little too sour. The Chocolate Fondue could be better if the chocolate is a bit sweeter because the strawberries were really sour.


That’s all for the last week.


If you all have suggestions on where to find the perfect and pretty dinner gown which does not costs a bomb, do let me know. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :p



Monday, October 5, 2009

One Day Malacca Nom Nom Nom

Good morning people :) It’s my day off and I have no idea why I woke up so early today. Last night went to Red Box for K Session with my galz and bfs. Even though I did not sang much, at the end of the day, I nearly lost my voice. Imagine Jonny and Calvin!!! :)

Okay, it’s time to blog about the funniest and most enjoyable short trip of the year. After Pui See’s birthday dinner, we went over to her house for chatting session. I forgot who suggested to go Malacca the next day since it’s a Public Holiday. We started planning where to eat and what to eat. Initially, Ming Li couldn’t join us because she’s having exam. Halfway through, I suggested change the date to the following Sunday so that Ming Li and King Hui could tag along. Everybody agreed!

Early in the morning of 270909, 2 black cars headed to Malacca for the food trip. Our target is to eat as much as food that we can within one day.

First stop :

177 Donald and Lily Corner recomended by Ming Li. This little stall is hiding behind the row of shops facing Jonker Street. Even though it’s secluded, there were quite amount of customers that day.

We were really hungry because all of us have not taken our breakfast yet. But the thought of stuffing ourselves  trying more food, we ordered 2 portions of the most famous dishes and shared them.



The curry chicken, which was quite nice. The meat and potato are really soft. Went well with white rice.


175 Nyonya Rojak. Ingredients include fishball, tauhu, cucumber, chili sauce and peanuts. This is my first time eating fishball rojak. Tasted kind of … interesting. I actually forgot that I’m having rojak. I thought it’s some fishball dishes. Haha.



This is some kind of stewed chicken with mushroom and potatoes. I just love dishes with potatoes that were cooked till they are really, really, really soft and infused with the flavour of the dish. The sight of mushroom made me happy :)



Group photo in front of the stall :)


After a light breakfast, we headed for chicken rice ball (not sure if the name is correct or not).


Since the restaurant is really small, we were divided into 2 separate tables. Each table ordered half chicken and 15 rice balls. The chicken was served boneless, suitable for lazy people like me. Hehe. The chicken was really soft and according to Wai Leng, there’s actually some ginger chicken broth at the bottom of the plate. Apparently, the chicken was stuffed with ginger before cooking.



The rice balls which look like fishball :) I ate only 2 of them and gave on to Calvin. Was having fever the day before, so don’t dare to take so much rice.


We are very lucky that day because we reached that restaurant quite early. We don’t have to queue up. According to Wai Leng, customers will have to line out outside of the restaurant under the hot sun and can only go in when the worker ask you to. You can’t just walk in and stand beside a table. No no no no no no. When we left that place, there’s already a long queue outside the restaurant. I guess people are willing to queue under the hot sun for the good food :)


Next, we had cendol at this place called Museum Restaurant. There are a few antiques displayed in the restaurant. I don’t really eat cendol because of the green colour worms. They’re scary!


I just ate the honey sea coconut found at the bottom of the ice shavings while Calvin ate the rest. Hehe. I do pity him because I only eat what I like and left those that I don’t like to him :) I know it’s bad but then…. I can’t help it. Hehe. Luckily he’s not as picky as me when it comes to food. In fact, he’s not picky in anything :p



The 10 of us shared these 2 plates of nasi lemak. One is with curry chicken and the other one is with sambal udang. I don’t really fancy the rice because it’s still wet but most of them love the rice because they said it’s really coconut-milky. But all of us love the sambal. Not too spicy, just perfect!!


Next, we walked around Jonker Street. I hate walking under the sun. Thanks to Jonny who lend me his umbrella and Calvin for carrying the umbrella for me, I did not turn red like a monkey’s ass at the end of the day :)


After Cendol, we went to another place recomended by Ming Li call Nancy’s Kitchen for their kuih.





We ordered a few famous kuih and headed upstairs. Actually it’s Wai Leng and Ming Li who choosed the kuih. The last photograph looks a bit fake because I asked them to look naturally and this is their definition of natural. Haha. But Pui See was really pissed off at the restaurant’s owner because of bad customer service. Pui See asked one guy if the kuih can tahan until tomorrow or not. The guy answer “You come back and buy tomorrow la!”. How rude is that!! Pui See was really angry that at the end she did not buy anything.






Among all the kuih, I only ate the blue and white sticky rice. I’m not a big fan of the popiah, pai tee, kuih koci and the banana-leaf-wrap-thinggy. They said the popiah is speciah because it contains deep fried pig’s fat (the one that you can find in hokkien mee). The banana-leaf-wrap-thinggy is actually filled with sticky rice and minced dried prawns. The blue and white sticky rice was my favourite but the kaya is not really nice.

There’s a photo of us giving thumbs down in front of the restaurant due to it’s bad service. But the kuihs were undeniably good.

We headed to this place near Eye of Malaysia for pork satay.



This restaurant serves pork, pork intestine, pork liver, chicken and lamb satay. I still prefer the pork and pork intestine satay in Ipoh though.


We then headed for this …


It’s something like Cendol but it’s white and pink in colour. It’s really pretty. It’s some kind of dessert which is really famous because the stall was featured in some newspaper. I just tasted like 2 strands of the pink one. Quite good though. Superb for hot day like that day.



The pisang goreng was really crispy and sweet. Did not try the mee rebus because I don’t like mee rebus. Vince, who is an expert in mee rebus, commented that the mee rebus is not nice at all because it doesn’t taste like mee rebus. More like dry curry mee. Haha.


We then headed to this cafe near Mahkota Parade. I actually recomended this place because of the crepe. The one I had in KL is nothing compared to this.


Besides crepe, this restaurant sells different types of cake as well. Since our main purpose of going there was for the crepe, we ordered one piece of crepe from all the flavours they have.


My favourite will be Green Tea and original. they have Chocolate Banana, Rum & Raisin & …. I forgot the last one. Hehe. Anyway, all of them love the crepe very much. Some were first timer of crepe and they absolutely love it. Since this cafe is air-conditioned and has this comfortable sofas, we stayed there for quite long for chit-chat.

After that, we went to search for Duck Noodle but was told that it is only open for breakfast. So we headed for Satay Celup.






We were the first few customers for the day, so our satay gravy was actually brand new. No worries of it being recycled. Hehe. But this restaurant actually change the satay gravy everytime new customers arrive. So, it’s not actually that yucky.

After all the food, we headed to Eye of Malaysia for photos session.






All of them were trying to shoot Pui See jump shot. It was really funny. I laughed till I cannot stand straight. More funny photographs can be found at Jonny, King Hui and Wai Leng’s facebook photo album. After all that eating, laughing really hard will be a good digestion aid :p

After all the laughing and jumping, we headed to back alley seafood stall.




They have boiled si ham, clams and snails. We ordered 2 plates of each. Wai Leng recomended this place because it’s really nice and cheap.


We have to sit on small stools and this is our table. The holes in the middle is actually for us to dump the shells into it. Smart eh. When cleaning the table, the workers will just have to push everything down into these holes. But make sure you don’t look into the holes while eating because it’s definitely not a beautiful sight.


The sauce for us to dip the seafood. It’s something like spicy satay sauce. Hehe.




I love the clams very much because they are very fresh. The snails are not bad too. I don’t take the si ham because it’s bloody. Yuck!!


After that, the girls went shopping for “bak tong gou”. I don’t really eat them but this uncle has been selling the “bak tong gou” for nearly 20 years. He’s really friendly and even free one “bak tong gou” for Ming Li because she bought a lot of them.


After that, we headed to our last stop, ikan bakar!! I have always wanted to visit this place because I’m a big fan of ikan bakar ever since my first ikan bakar experience at Mid Valley’s Oasis foodcourt. Wai Leng once told me about this place that she went with her family for ikan bakar and it’s really nice.



First, we have to choose our fish. They have a wide variety of fish. They choosed stingray and squid.


The nasi lemak, which was not nice (according to Ming Li). Luckily I have not open my packet yet, so I quickly put it back into the basket :p


The otak-otak which I don’t like due to a few factors. The red colour of the fish paste is not pretty at all. It tasted like eating plastic fish. I prefer fried otak-otak. Hehe :p




Our asam squid and ikan bakar. Some of us, like me and Jonny, still prefer those ikan bakar that has sambal on them. Perfect if taken with rice. I don’t really like the dried ikan bakar because it’s really dry. According to Wai Leng, their stingray is better than our. Some say it’s because of different part of the stingray. Some say it’s because theirs are more fresh. So… I don’t really know what is the real reason :p

That’s the end of our short Malacca food trip. We spent nearly RM 70 for petrol, toll and food for each person on the whole trip. It’s really cheap. I really enjoyed myself very much during this whole trip. Like I said, it’s one of the best short trip so far. Looking forward for the next makan trip with them, which will be somewhere around November. Which is also someone’s birthday *hint hint hint* :p