Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Market Hall – Pavillion

My new room is finally done! I love the final outcome very much, especially at night when we turn on the lights. Super romantic and nice. Last week was one of the busiest week of my life. Me leaving the job in ING and joining Allianz on Friday, shifting furniture around for the installation of the new planks on the floor and installing the furniture in the room. When Pooh showed me the outcome of the room last night, it was all worth it. Other people may think that the room is too small, arrangement of the furniture is very weird or the furniture itself is very weird, but I love the room very much. Both me and Pooh plan the room on our own, scout for ideas from Ikea, went furniture shopping on our own and assembling all of them ourselves. In short, the room is our little precious that both of us build with our own hands. I can’t wait for our wedding day to arrive where the room will be decorated with red and white Smile Plus, all my stuff will be there, which will officially complete OUR room Smile


Not so long ago, us girls gathered at Market Hall in Pavillion to celebrate TW’s birthday. I ran out of place/suggestion for food recently and did not participate in food brain storming with them. It is good cause WL and TW gave a few really good recommendations that I will them out really soon. I have been to Pavillion numerous time but never heard of Market Hall. I don’t even know the exact location of the place when I arrived that day. I searched through the food directory and Market Hall is located on the 6th floor, near Din Tai Fung.



At first, from the name and the arrangement of table, I thought the place has the same concept with Marche; you order food from the counter, wait for the food and bring it to your own table. I was wrong. It’s the normal order-from-the-menu-type of restaurant. Love the long table for bigger groups. But my favourite table will be…




the one that we had that day. There were 6 of us meeting up for lunch that day and this table caught my attention. A square table with one side on the side of the wall. On the remaining 3 sides, there is a long and heavy bench that could accommodate up to 3 person. I prefer this table over the long table as it is perfect for talking to each other where everyone can see and listen to others perfectly. If we take the long table, those seated at the corner will have a hard time listening to the on going conversation.





I love the simple menu. They have set meals at RM39.90++ and pasta with soup buffet at RM29.90++. We ordered 2 set meals and 2 pasta to be shared among us.



This is the light appetizer that is highly recommended by bloggers, according to TW and WL. It is actually grilled thinly cut dough dipped with tomato paste. Even though a little bit touch, but I it.



This is the drink that I ordered, which I forgot the name. It is made of grapefruit, spring water and I forgot the last ingredient. It is written on the menu that this drink will give me beautiful skin. Haha. On the first few sip, it tasted really sour and awful. But after a few more sips, the drink was actually not so bad after all. Oh well, anything for beautiful skin right? Hehe.




Our appetizers consist of Market Hall Caesar Salad and Crunchy Spring Roll. It has been a while since I only consume Caesar Salad for dinner during my diet period (which reminds me that I have gained back the kilos that I have lost Sad smile). Some of us found a terrible smell coming from the salad but I assured them that it’s just the cheese/dressing. Nothing is wrong with the salad. The crunchy spring roll consist of cream and according to the girls, they are quite good. I did not try the crunchy spring roll as I don’t like to eat the popiah skin. Hehe.




For main course, we ordered Margherita Pizza and Chicken Roulade. The pizza is thin crust pizza, which I love. I prefer thin crust pizza over normal crust as thin crust pizza are not as filling as normal crust which leave plenty of space in my stomach for other food. The pizza was not bad but nothing to shout about. Chicken roulade is actually green peas and chilli stuffed into chicken breast. There is nothing on that plate that I don’t like, especially the mushroom. I am getting more and more in love with sauteed mushroom ever since I first try them at The Pink Sage for brunch with TW. Ahhh…. that was the most filling meal that I ever had and my first introduction to sauteed mushroom. Yummy Smile




We also ordered 2 types of pasta which I totally forgot their name but the first one taste way better than the second one. This is also my first time trying wider pasta instead of the normal one. The second pasta with orange coloured sauce was too salty for us.




For dessert, we choose Crema Catalana and Ginger Panna Cotta. Among the two, the Crema Catalana tastes better. It is hard to resist the egg custard with the yummy caramelized sugar on top. For dessert, the Ginger Panna Cotta may come as a little bit too spicy.

Something happened during our meal which caught the attention of the owners of the restaurant. They were kind enough to give us discount on our bill as to compensate the “incident”. For me, as long as it is not in our food, then I am cool with it. But still, I am thankful for the discount given. Hahaha.

Last but not least,


Merry Christmas and Peace Out ppl!!! Found this on the wall next to our table. So cute!!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I-Don’t-Know-The-Name Noodle Place, Subang Jaya

There is a new noodle place in Subang Jaya with a really huge banner of a bowl of noddle at the front of the shop. It is something like this…


So can’t blame me for not knowing the name of the restaurant. From the banner, it is very obvious that the restaurant’s specialty is noodle.



This is what me and Calvin ordered. His is some sort of prawn noodle. The soup tasted like water that you just wash the prawns with. Yucky and awful. Mine is the special noodle in the menu, which I forgot it’s name. Along with the noodle are a variety of fish balls and cakes and don’t get me started on the thick and yucky gravy. The gravy is totally tasteless. Hence, the vague memory of the restaurant and it’s food. I nearly forgot to blog about it. Since I have the extra time now (waiting for my mum), I might as well ramble about it hoping to remember the restaurant’s name (which failed).


The only tasty food from the restaurant is…


The tau foo fah. Not the yummy-licious tasty but way better the noodles kind of tasty.

So, I think the owner should change the banner of his/her restaurant to tau foo fah instead. Hahaha.

Me and Pooh have bought all the furniture of our new room and hopefully will be assembled by next week. The wardrobe area is fully in charge by me, which means I get to make the sole decision on how it should be and where to put what. But of course I discussed with Pooh on how to make things convenient for us. Since he’s the designer, he might have better taste than me in certain areas. But I do have to admit that I am the more creative one, in terms on weird combination. At least he accepts my idea (and did a lot of modification to it so that it will become more presentable). As for other furniture, I just have tiny say here and there cause they are fully in charge by Pooh. I can’t wait to see the final outcome out my NEARLY-dream room. There is only 1 thing left on the list which is the ceiling fan.

I am still not used to addressing Pooh as my husband. We are legally married and recognized internationally (serious!! We have a special stamp at the back of our certificate for it). But both of us agree that we don’t have the married feel yet. Maybe we have yet to officially move in together forever and ever. Nowadays, I spent most of my time at his place and less at home. My sister and her adorable baby is staying at my house for her confinement period and the house has to be really quiet in order for the baby to sleep (so that she won’t cry out loud) and also my sister to rest after the operation. So it would be better for me to stay at Calvin’s place cause I am the noisy one. I just realized that I make the most noise in the house. Not verbally but everything I do is very loud, like opening and closing the door, doing dishes and even placing (more like throwing) the house keys into the key basket. Oh well, at least I don’t blame my Baby for barking so loud anymore cause if she don’t, she might not be heard around the house. Hahaha.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Edo Ichi, First Subang

There’s a newly opened shopping mall in Subang. There are several restaurants and pubs in the shopping mall that managed to pull in the crowds, be it weekend or weekdays. And of course, there is also my current addiction, Chatime. Hehe. Just opposite Chatime is Edo Ichi, a Japanese restaurant with revolving sushi belt.



Similar like Sushi King and Sakae Sushi, the coloured plates represent different price of sushi on top of the plate. Price wise, more or less the same than the chain sushi restaurant. But variety wise, Edo Ichi offers much more than others. Some that I have never seen before.



Was busy eating that night and ooh-ing and aah-ing on the passing sushi, managed to take only a few photographs of food. The tuna sashimi is Papa Pooh’s. He said that it’s very fresh. Pooh’s Unagi Don is nothing to shout about. The amount of rice may be a little miserable but the unagi tastes just fine. As for my meal, I have a sudden urge to eat fried udon that night. On the menu, this is the most interesting as it was served with mayonnaise. Halfway through, I raised the white flag and it was too filling. Yet, I still save a tiny space in my stomach for Roasted Milk Tea. Hahahaha.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Light meal from Wings Café

When there are a lot of choices of food to choose from, selecting the correct one is a headache task. But when they are limited choice, I will complain like there is no tomorrow. Pleasing me is very hard and I wonder how Pooh do it. Hehe.

SS2 is a famous place for food in PJ, at least near my ex company. Pooh use to drive around the area in order for us to choose one place to eat. When both of us are fed up, we would usually park our car at the parking lot whenever we see one available and walk to the nearest restaurant that we like. This is how we entered Wings Café for lunch not so long ago. There is one branch in Subang Jaya but due to it’s location, Pooh has never dine there before. He never knew of it’s existence till I told him there is one.

I visited Wings Café a few times but I can’t remember which branch it is. So I am unable to comment on the menu, whether they have improved or got worst. But the choices of food available are quite plenty and there are my favourite dishes as well.



My salad. I forgot what dressing that was on the salad but it’s sweet and very yummy. Unlike the normal mayonaise or thousand island dressing, the salad dressing on the salad was sweet and slightly sour. The bacon bits are my source of meat for the meal. I finished the whole salad on my own, with Pooh stealing bites here and there. He don’t like sour food but he loves the salad as much as I do.



Pooh hardly give up on butter milk dishes whenever the restaurant that we dine in serves the dishes. Be it fish or chicken, he will never say “no” to it. This time, it’s butter milk chicken rice with salad as well. I love the butter milk sauce and it is one of the best that I had so far. They give a generous amount of sauce that is enough for the chicken and rice. Yummy Smile

Overall, I would rate the food and restaurant as good and good. This is also a good place for drinks and gossip with friends. Might suggests Wings Café for drinks with ex colleagues in the future since the office is just nearby.

Legally, I am Mrs Ng (or you can call me Mrs Pooh)!!! The registration ceremony went smoothly and I was very happy with the attendance of my beloved family and friends. I do agree I am thinking too much sometimes but Wai Leng is always there to make things right. Thank you Smile

I am getting more and more excited for my wedding and extremely excited for my honeymoon!! Can’t wait for the day to arrive!!!



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hungry Hog

It is kind of hard to find western restaurant that serves pork as the main dishes around KL. So far, I only bumped into a few (less than 10). Lucky me, there’s one in Subang Jaya and it’s near to my future home. The name of the restaurant is Hungry Hog.




There are numerous pig related decoration in the restaurant. Simple and oink-y, I should say. I love the piggy bank with black sun glasses at the counter top. Haha.



The hungry Pooh waiting for his oink oink meal Smile with tongue out



We opted for simple drinks. Hot tea for me and orange juice for Pooh. The tea was served together with a small cup of milk, which I drank separately with the tea. Hahaha.



It was raining that night and I needed to eat rice to keep myself warm. So the Siew Yuk Rice (RM11.90) was for me while Pooh ordered Plain Jane (RM12.90) for himself. The siew yuk was very very good, better than most of the chicken rice stalls. Juicy and slightly salty at the end. But something about the rice that tasted a little bit weird. I don’t know how to describe the weird part though. Pooh’s pork burger was quite good as well. Served with salad and piping hot fries, the pork patty was very juicy. Love it!!

They have other special pork dishes as well and I will definitely be back to try the others. But don’t expect the menu to be big or colourful though. The food that they serve are very simple but yet yummy. For those who are on diet, you can opt for the oink oink sandwiches that they have. They do serve fried pork skin, perfect for those who want to gain weight. Haha.



I love the pig at the top of the receipt. Looks a little angelic, don’t you think?


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Restaurant Hua Xing–my birthday dinner with family

I am those type of girl who always reminds my parents that my birthday is just around the corner every year without fail. And every year my dad will give me the same response, “Really ah?!?? Then I make you 2 red eggs lo”, without fail as well. This year he added, “Let me treat you for dinner. What do you want to eat?”. Yippie. Of course I opted for really good food and since it was with my parents, I can only go for Chinese food. Dad brought mum and 2 poh family for dinner a week earlier and I was unable to tag along. Hence I requested to dine there as mum said the food was really good.

The name of the Restaurant is Hua Xing and it is located at Sungai Way. The direction is very simple, turn left to Sungai Way from the Federal Highway if you are coming from Subang. As you go up the slope, there will be one row of shops on your left. Turn left at the end of the row of shops and there will be another row of shops at the back. The restaurant is at the 1st floor. There are several Indian shops at the ground floor.



Part of the menu is dishes where you can normally find at a typical chinese restaurant. The other part is the restaurant’s specialty and to me, those are really rare dishes, especially those that involves bitter gourd. I am relieved that we did not had any that night.



The restaurant and the chef are very famous and have been featured countless times on newspaper, both Chinese and English. Famous food shows like Ah Xian has visited this place as well. Me and Pooh may be the last people to know about this place Sad smile



This is Hokkien Braised Pork with Alkaline Kuih. Unlike the Dong Po meat from Esquire Kitchen, the pork is served with a cold sticky tasteless kuih. I love the pork as it was stew until very soft and the sauce was just right. The kuih reminded me of mochi. Haha.



Fried Pak Gor has never been my favourite noodle all this while and this is no exception. But Calvin said this is very nice, better than the one that we usually have.



This is my favourite dish for the whole night. I finished nearly half of the plate on my own. It’s Thai Style Lady Fingers; which is actually lady fingers with shredded cucumber and some other things which I forgot, with sweet and sour sauce. Very yummy. Me like Smile



I forgot what this is as this is not what Dad wanted to order initially. The boss explained that this is Fried Potato Flour Noodle (or is it Fried Tapioca Flour Noodle). I really cannot remember. Physically, it looks like Char Kuey Teow but the noodle is semi transparent and sliced thinner. Looked ordinary but it tasted very good. My favourite noodle of the night!!



I think this is Fried Spring Roll but I have no idea what is in it. All I know that this is very yummy as well. At least they did not stuff pork’s internal organ into it, where most of the fried spring roll that I had in the past do.

Overall, I am very satisfied with my birthday dinner but would be better if we have more dishes to go with white rice as I was really looking forward to try other dishes. We were lucky to get a table indoor as me and Pooh reached early. You can call to reserve a table if you come in a bigger group. Else, you will have to sit at the balcony.

I guess it would be better to have all the good food before my birthday as one day after my birthday is the big day!! I am excited to put the dress on as it is really very pretty Smile