Bak Kut Teh, Chinese, Hawker

Ah Wang Bak Kut Teh @ Old Klang Road

October 10, 2013

I’ve been living near Old Klang Road for close to 18 years (since birth), and that’s way before the huge transformation that’s happening especially with the Scott Garden area, which used to be just a row of shop houses that were rather old school. And when I took the bus last time to school, I would passed by this row of shop houses, and there’s always a few shops that’s selling Bak Kut Teh. However, not once have I eaten there before, as my family preferred BKT place was always Meng Kee in PJ Old Town. However a couple of months back, me together with a few friends plan to have drinks at Scott Garden, and decided to have dinner at this place which is by the NPE overhead bridge and is famous for it’s fish, among with it’s BKT. Underneath the zinc roof, you can see rows of tables with a number on top of each tables. I guess it’s easier that way to determine customer’s orders. A complete table shot before dwelling in onto each individual dish. We ordered Claypot BKT (RM30) for 3 pax and it comes with lots crispy ‘Foo Chuk’. Since everyone like needle mushrooms,…

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Travel

Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf @ Bangsar Village

September 24, 2013

One of Kayden and Kendric’s favourite bedtime story since they were young is about the three little pigs using their wits to out do the big bad wolf. Upon knowing this catchy name of a restaurant in Bangsar Village (and also a group buy voucher), we head for lunch one fine day in May. Always like nice deco like this in a restaurant, looks like a cool place to hang out for coffee.   The 2 boys while waiting for the food to come. The place comes with different sets of menu from day and night, hence the tag ‘When the sun goes down and the 3 little pigs go home, the big bad wolf comes out to play’. Since we were there during lunch time, we’re probably presented with the 3 little pigs menu although a night visit is needed to confirm the big bad wolf menu. We didn’t hesitate and order quickly some of the signature dishes like The Wolf’s Favourite Pasta (RM28). Creamy spaghetti with smoked pork bacon, topped with poached egg and crispy bacon egg, it’s one of the best carbonara that I’ve tasted before. I’m So Hungry I Could Eat A Wolf (RM28) is the…

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Travel

Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant @ Mid Valley

September 13, 2013

2 weeks ago, I was invited for a food review at Brotzeit located at Mid Valley Megamall together with some of the Tastebuddies gang from Nuffnang. Despite being a Thursday afternoon, the place is packed with lunch goers savoring special German cuisine. While waiting for the other foodies to arrive, the chef is kind to present us with a German pizza to start up our journey to Bavarian cuisine. The Brotzeitflade Speck or Bacon Pizza (RM32) is pretty special as the base is made of rye dough compare to the normal yeast dough in Italian Pizza. Topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, onions, vine riped tomatoes and chilli, it’s as good as it gets with a slight Asian taste. The rye dough does provide a different texture brought the pizza a different dimension and highly recommended for starters or even as a main meal. We were also presented with various type of Paulaner beer, each different in taste by adding different type of drinks to it. As we were told, the Germans like to drink beers, more so during their lunch time but since they would need to head back to the office to work, they will normally opt…

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Travel

Morganfield’s @ Pavilion

August 28, 2013

Earlier of the year, I’ve made a resolution for myself that I will try to gather the guys for a monthly meet up over dinner just to catch up, but unfortunately the last one that we had was back in April at Morganfield’s. There’s a lot of places now in the Klang Valley that offers ribs, but only a handful that offer pork ribs, so I was a bit surprised when I got to know that it’s pork ribs that’s serve here rather than the traditional ribs, which in a way is quite different, like the difference between Tony Roma’s in KL and Singapore. The place consist of 2 areas, the smoking area is located near the entrance and where the bar is also located, while the back is for non smokers. There are a variety of selection of beers if you’re planning for happy hour here. While waiting for some latecomers, we went ahead and order the Appetizer Platter (RM34.90), which features Morganfield’s famous trio appetizer of Spicy Chicken Wings (which consist of 3 levels of spiciness), Russet Potato Skins and Corn Tortilla Chips served with a selection of dips (Crab & Spinach or Chili Concarne). The chicken wings…

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Travel

33rd with the kids and Fukuya @ Jalan Delima (off Jalan Imbi)

August 22, 2013

A week after my procedure last month, I celebrated my birthday with May and the kids at Milwaukee Steak Corner. It was just a simple dinner, just the 4 of us being together as a family. Kendric and me. Kayden with May. Don’t know why Kayden always squint his eyes when taking photos. Kendric was cute that night because initially we wanted to sit next to the aquarium with a large arowana, but he was scared of it and quickly hug me and wanted to be far away from the fish.   Drinks before the meal. Escargot we had for the night, the meat was chewy so it’s pretty average.   I ordered the Ostrich meat, which is so chewy like you’re eating a chewing gum but I’ve been warned by the waitress that it’s chewy so it’s my fault for not listening. May ordered Lamb which is alright, although she don’t really like that fat bits that comes with it. Not the best western food dinner but it’s good to be able to spend some time with the kids after laying down on the bed for the past few days after the procedure. Oreo Mille Crepe from Humble Beginnings.…

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Italian, Western

5th Anniversary (ROM) Silver Spoon @ Publika

August 12, 2013

With a blink of an eye, it’s been 5 years since of ROM and when I asked May does it felt that long, she said no, it still feel like yesterday. We have planned for a get together with my friends on the actual day so we decided to have our anniversary dinner a day early, without the 2 boys. Since we have to get some ingredients are BIG, we decided to have our dinner there. Silver Spoon Publika, tastefully decorated with some spoons as lighting deco, and various wine rack around the place. Not a big fancy restaurant, and just nice for some small gathering or candlelight dinner.   Cucumber Juice (RM12) and Ginger Tea (RM13), both are pretty refreshing. Roasted Pumpkin Soup (RM10) is a good starter, oven roasted pumpkin puree blended in vegetable stock. It might be slightly salty for some but I find it just nice, and a nice start for dinner. Linguine Alfredo (RM26), a creamy pasta cooked with turkey toast, grilled Portobello mushroom and poached egg. The crème is not too overwhelming and just alright, the poached egg and grilled Portobello mushroom is just perfect topping. There’s lots more selection of pasta too, but…

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Western

Red Bean Bag Café @ Solaris Dutamas

August 6, 2013

There’s nothing much to see at Publika, but that’s a good thing because it meant that the place wouldn’t be as crowded as the rest of the shopping malls in the Klang Valley come the weekends, and the dozens of eateries here meant that there’s always something new to try, like the Red Bean Bag Café. There’s a choice of al fresco dining outside the café, or you can opt to sit inside where it’s air conditioned. We opted for al-fresco as it’s easy to maneuver Kendric’s stroller around. Do note that comes lunch time, the place will probably be full to the brim, so better to head there early if you plan to dine during weekends.   We were presented with the menu, which is pretty special being glued to a cardboard and here’s a look at their Breakfast selections. Coffee Art on our Cappuccino (RM9) and Latte (RM9), while I do find the coffee here just average. Skyscraper (RM17), basically a stacks of fluffy pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and chocolate sauce, with caramelized bananas and assorted fruits. Kayden likes to eat pancakes so it’s a must order for us. I like the caramelized bananas as it adds…

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Pa-sonaru

The Hiatus

August 5, 2013

It’s been close to 4 months since my last post, and my condition has somehow impacted what I want to do with this blog. 2 years back, I’ve been diagnosed with a certain condition on my heart which makes it beating irregularly and there’s a few alternatives, it’s either I live with it with medications, or I can perform an ablation to the heart to kill the tissue that’s generating the extra beats. Back then, I opt to just take the medication because May’s still pregnant with Kendric and I don’t want to do anything major before that, so I only decided to go with the procedure last June. When I was already in the Procedure Room, laying down on the table, the doctor decided to not go ahead with the procedure since my irregular heart beat too irregular for them to do the procedure, hence I was sent to do an MRI to make sure that I don’t have any underlying heart condition that resulted in the extra beats. Report came out a few weeks after that and it shows that my heart is normal, hence we set another date for the procedure, and this time it’s in November.…

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Indian

Abirami Banana Leaf Rice @ SS15, Subang Jaya

April 18, 2013

If you’re itching for a dose of Banana Leaf Rice in Subang Jaya, look no further that Abirami. When I had my off day 2 weeks back, I drop by Subang Jaya to get some stuffs and initially I wanted to head over to the food court near Sunway College for their Nasi Lemak but decided otherwise since I need to wait for the shop to open so I decided to eat lunch at Abirami instead. The first time I was here was many years ago back in my Amex days and I vaguely remember that the Banana Leaf rice was ok, being hungry and all I quickly seated down and order a portion of banana leaf rice. The waiter was quick to serve it with rice, assorted vegetables and curry gravy! Never really know what is this, but I assumed that it’s Fried Bittergourd? Crunchy and always a great supplementary for the meal. Not to miss out, cucumbers and potatoes. I would like to order more but since I’m the only one eating, I ordered just the Chicken Masala which is pretty good. The dry gravy is deliciously spicy, but prepare for some booby trap (star anise!). You can…

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Chinese

Goon Wah XO Fish Head Noodle @ Kuchai Lama

April 15, 2013

Kuchai Lama nowadays is famed for having numerous eateries, some special in it’s own way like Win Soon Fish Head Noodle and Fu Lai Dim Sum. 2 weeks back while I was driving back to my office, I took a detour here to locate a Fish Head Noodle shop that’s been posted by a few FB friends, since it’s lunch time anyways. The restaurant only operates on weekdays as they are also a food caterer during the weekends, I was there about 11-ish, and the place is almost full. I quickly find myself a spot at the very end and order what’s famous there, which is the XO Fish Head Noodle. First time being here, I was puzzled why do they give me a bowl because normally you’ll just eat it off the bowl right? The chili that’s serve is different from others with the lack of sambal belacan, but still packs a punch. Barley with Bean Curd (Fu Chuk Yi Mai) to drench the thirst. I’m seated at the edge of the restaurant, with numerous tables being reserved for the lunch crowd. By the time my pot of Fish Head Noodle was served, I knew why they gave me…

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