Saturday, October 29, 2016


Home cooked meal by my mother - a glass of barley drink and brown rice with steamed chicken wings, pickled purple cabbage, bittergourd, pumpkin, beansprots and some pickled vege. Healthy? with chicken wings?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Nian Gao

"Nian Gao" - 年糕 (chinese new year sticky cake) is made from glutinous rice flour and brown sugar. It is usually eaten during chinese new year but deep fried nian gao can be found sold in hawker stalls all year round. The "I love you" kiosk in the Midvalley mall sells deep fried nian gao now so we bought one to try at MYR2.40 nett.

Cross section. Thin slices of nian gao, yam and sweet potatoes so I prefer the thick SS2 deep fried nian gao at only MYR2.20 nett.

MYR2.40 nett for such a thin piece of deep fried nian gao so it is not worth it.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Vegetarian Set Meal

This eatery is smart to know that there are many vegetarians and so they now have a Vegetarian Set Meal menu which is only MYR18.90 nett for a set meal as compared to MYR22.90 nett for a non-vegetarian set meal.

 Set O - Sweet and Sour Tofu with rice and miso soup. Set P - Tofu Hamburg with rice and miso soup.

Set Q - Ankake (Thick sauce) Vegetable Udon. Set R - Kitsune Udon. Set S - Ankake (Thick sauce) vegetable Don (rice). Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. In Japanese mythology aburaage is the favorite food of Kitsune so the udon with aburaage is called Kitsune Udon. Aburaage is deep fried tofu.

For vegetarians, I wonder which set would they prefer.

Please click on the above to get a larger image to view the drinks.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oct Special Sweets

Nana's Green Tea's Special Sweets for October 2016 which is based on pumpkins.

Pumpkin Parfait - MYR23.90 nett - Pumpkin Pudding at the bottom, soft served ice cream and corn flakes next, then a scoop of vanilla ice cream, red bean paste and pumpkin cake.
Pumpkin Hot Cake - MYR19.60 nett - Pancake made with pumpkin in the batter served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a scoop of blended pumpkin white bean paste and whipped cream.

Pumpkin Kuromitsu Latte (hot) - MYR16.90 nett - Milk, pumpkin puree and white bean paste topped with whipped cream and brown sugar syrup. Kuromitsu literally means black honey and is a Japanese syrup.
Pumpkin Latte with Soft cream (cold) - MYR16.90 nett - similar to the above except that it is topped with soft serve ice cream instead of whipped cream and is served cold.

The above items sound like heaven for people with a very sweet tooth. I have a sweet tooth too but not as sweet so I don't think I will be trying any of the above items. It would be interesting to see whether the Oct special sweets menu for Oct next year will have the same items or not.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Special October Food

For the month of September 2016, Nana's special food is Keema Curry Udon at MYR23.90 nett. For this month, it is Soboro Ankake Omelette Rice at the same price as last month's food. Soboro means minced chicken meat. Ankake seems to mean sauce thickened with starch or a dish prepared with a starch-based sauce.

Minced Chicken sauteed with Shimeiji mushrooms and carrot with thick sauce with a special fried rice topped with an omelette. I won't be ordering this dish because I don't like thick sauce and the omelette in the photo above looks too runny for me.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart

Bought just one to share with my friend who bakes.

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart - Straight out of the oven.

Side view.

We ate it when it was still hot. The pastry crust tastes like butter cookies and is thicker, sweeter and coarser than Uncle Tetsu cheese tart and Tokyo Secret cheese tart. The fillings taste very milky and flow out like liquid as soon as we cut the tart into half. I could only taste the cheese at the top layer. Suitable for those who don't like strong cheese and prefer strong milky taste instead.

One for MYR5.80 nett. For those who buy 5 tarts (MYR29), 1 tart would be given free. There was a customer who bought 18 cheese tarts (MYR87 nett) to take to Johor but I won't be returning for more because I need to save up to eat the Tokyo Secret cheese tart again.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

So creamy

I like to eat avocados plain as they are. The above small avocado costs me about MYR3 and I like its very slight "sulphur" taste.