Sunday, March 18, 2007

March 12 - 16(Bangkok/Jakarta)

this past week, i have a chance to go to 2 countries for the first time, it is a working trip whereby we went to Bangkok Mon-Tues and Jakarta Thurs-Saturday

We stayed in a 3 star hotel in Bangkok called Taipan, cost ~RM240 per nite, while staying in Le Meridien Jakarta for RM388 per nite. Taipan was OK, while Meridien is really nice.
Duck Ramen that i had in Kim Ramen(Thai airport) cost 275 THB ~~RM27.5... really nice, like the noodle, very filling also.
pork ramen, same price

Food i had in Indonesia, it is food in a factory's canteen, price unknown

Le Meridien Jakarta breakfast buffet, mixed fruit with mango yogurt. You could try the buffet for 98,000Rupiah (~RM38)
Weird looking dessert on MAS plane back to Kuala Lumpur, but it actually taste pretty food. It is a pudding with piece of banana on top and thin layer of gelatin on top...2 kinds of sauce, caramel and coconut on each side

Monday, March 12, 2007

Petronas Gallery,KLCC on fine Saturday Evening

I've had the pleasure of attending an exclusive one night special event of the unveiling of En. Latiff Mohidin's paintings at the Petronas Gallery,KLCC, last Saturday. Well known Austrian accompanist and Maestro, Mr. Ratko Delorco enthralled the audience with classical renditions of Mozart and Brahms with a few of his own original improvised pieces which I love very much. But also,one of the highlights of the evening was the opportunity to be able to go behind the scene to ParkRoyal's Excecutive Chef's food prep room to see Mr. Jakob Angerer hard at work preparing all the tentalising and mouthwatering canapes for the guests that evening.

Truly an unforgetable night.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Super Sandwiches

Something I've discovered recently at KLCC. I love the Super Sandwich bar at the KLCC Foodcourt located just below Kinokuniya. I had their tuna sandwich, but it was sooo good, I will certainly try out more of their choices from turkey ham, to salmon and chicken mayo. The best part of course is sampling them with a beautiful scenic view of the town's skyline and heading up to the bookstore afters.
Just found out that they do serve a buffet spread as well. But only on Sundays and only after 5pm. But it's definitely worth it with the variety of sandwich selections and salads and juices,all you can eat for RM16 ++. Definitely a healthy choice for anyone.

Burgers at MMU

We've been eating a lot 'round MMU (Multimedia University) at Cyberjaya lately. With fixed student pricing and reasonably edible food there, who can say no? Especially when you're on a food budget. Check out the size of the meat concoctions in those burgers above. Top - the fish burger and the chicken burger. And it's for only RM3.50! You really get your money's worth.

Ok,I didn't eat those heart stoppers above. Though I wasn't exactly health conscious as well that day. I has briyani rice which was,to me,below regular standards and pricey even if I just took a bit of veg to go with the briyani. To ease my conscience,I had soup and a bit of slaw the next day at the other cafeterias located sporadically around the campus. This, I like. And the economy rice stall next to it looked pretty good as well. Gonna give it a try the next time. My soup was about RM 2.50 while the slaw was an additional dollar,if I'm not mistaken. The juice was RM1.50,I believe.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Penang Fare

Just came back from a trip to Penang last week. And the first thing on the agenda was good ol' Char Koay Teow, so we headed to Batu Lanchang.

Authentic curry noodles with Pasembor and Char Koay Teow.
Check out my brother-in-law,Lyndon, tucking in. Walking around Charasta Bazaar. Dinner at night at Lorong Selamat. Love the Fried O'Chean there.My plate of PihPah duck which I shared with my cousin,Jennifer. We also shared a small tuna pizza there. It was good tho' it took about an hour to arrive. The lady forgot our order the first time and took her awhile to get our order done the second time. Good thing we weren't in a hurry and she apologised deeply for her tardiness. Grilled Stingray with sambal and onion chilly dip.

More Char Koay Teow. Below : Ochean/ Fried Oyster Omelette. Our Tuna Pizza

A must visit. The famous Cathay coffeeshop in Pulau Tikus. I grew up on the Char Koay Teow there. Tho' I didn't order it this time 'round.
I ordered the Koay Chiap this time and it was yummy!
My aunt's bowl of Wan Tan Mee.

After so much hawker fare, it was time for something healthy for a change. Steam Boat! A good way to break the ice if you eat in a group and its so much fun cooknig and adding your own ingredients in a hot bowl of chicken stock. Lovely!

Morning Donut

Ok,this is old, but just goes to show you how kindness can go a very long...LONG way. I love my colleagues. They know how to win you with morning treats like this when you've just come into office and your stomach is hungry for nourishment and fuel before the start of the day.
A choc covered rainbow sprinkle donut. YUM!
You guys all RAWK!

Debra's Spaghetti

Love it when we actually have time to cook at home. Much mroe healthier and satisfying that way. Deb's been cooking on and off. And this one is a winner. Shredded carrot with sardine and onion spaghetti. Yum!
Another lovely recipe my sister Diana concocted recently last Sunday is Eggplant with garlic and dry Thai chilly powder pasta. She puts in a mushroom cube and some coconut milk for flovor. So lovely it was that I polished off the entire bowl clean. Sacrificing my throat in the process.
Another sure winner during dinners is mashed spinach, stir fried garlic egglant with onions, homemade shepherd's pie, shredded turnip stew...anything spinachy or eggplanty will win me over. :)

Penang House, Cyberjaya

Penang Assam Laksa
Chinese Fried Rice
Cantonese Style Noodles

Stir Fried Beef Koay Teow in thick gravy
Curry Mee with sambal My favourite Sizzling Yee Mee

Probably the best place in Cyberjaya to grab a bite during lunch. One that's within budget, that's suitable to bring your colleagues or visitors to (though it can get pretty noisy,being a chinese eatery after all), that's acceptably clean, and they don't shrink from the portion. You get your money's worth here. The portions are slightly larger than the usual same fares elsewhere.

Everything here costs within RM6 - RM8, depending on what you order. If it's ala carte, then be prepared to spend over RM10 ++.

Restaurant Penang House
Lot - Y4210 Street Mall
Persiaran Multimedia
63000 Cyberjaya Selangor
Tel : 03-83181598