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.