Friday, September 30, 2016

Short Beef Rib Soup

This is one of the main dish we ordered - Short Beef Rib Soup which came with a bowl of steamed rice for MYR34.80++. The beef is very tasty but I prefer it to be more tender. The soup is full of beef taste.

The soup has radish (daikon) and garlic in it. I will continue with the rest of the main dishes - three more - next Monday. Weekend posts will be about other subjects. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gyeran Jjim

Steamed egg with vegetables in a hot pot. We did not order this. It was on the house (foc).

Side View.

Unlike chinese style steamed eggs, this steamed egg is not smooth and silky. It is firm like tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelette). I like it apart from the fact that it is too salty.

Steamed Egg with vegetables in Hot Pot - MYR14.80 ++ so the owner is very generous to give us this dish on the house (foc).

For 4 pax, the bill came up to MYR134.30 nett after 10% service charge and 6% GST. Tomorrow I will post the main dishes that we ordered.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kims Korean Food Penang

My friend took us to eat Korean food when we were in Penang.

Kim's Restaurant at Arena Curve, Bayan Baru

We ordered 4 main dishes for 4 pax and were given the following side dishes (Banchan) which are refillable except for the corns in cheese. The table is made of wood but the spot where the corns in the hotplate is placed is heated by an induction stove underneath the table.

Corns in Cheese in Hotplate - Non refillable.

Deep fried anchovies and nuts - is slightly sweet and also salty. More salty than sweet.

Mashed potatoes which we asked for refills.


Pickled vegetable

Amaranth Green (Yin Choy). I prefer them to be softer.

Watermelon slices on the house (Foc)

Location of the Kim's Restaurant

Cold water is provided on the house too (foc). The main dishes will be in the subsequent posts. Do stay tune.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

KTG Penang Char Kway Teow

I was in Penang for a weekend last month for a quick visit and had a chance to eat Char Kway Teow at one of the stall located in Lorong Selamat.

A large portion of Char Kway Teow - MYR12 nett - with added prawns and eggs. When you order a large portion, you will be asked which ingredient that you want more of. This large plate is not mine.

This is my plate of Char Kway Teow which I share with my friend. It costs about MYR8.50 nett I think but I am not sure. It has very little wok hei but I am fine with that as I don't care much for wok hei. I like the prawns a lot. They are juicy and not crunchy at all. I dislike prawns that are crunchy. By default 3 prawns are provided. This char kway teow stall is known for its bigger prawns. I would like to eat this again when I visit Penang but I doubt my friend will bring me here again. 

KTG Cafe.

Everyone must order drinks or else pay an extra MYR1 nett to sit in this coffee shop for food. As we went at about 4 to 5 pm, the coffee shop is closing up so they did not enforce this. The 3 of us ordered one glass of drink only and was not charged the MYR1 each for the other two persons who did not order any drinks.

This is the Char Kway Teow stall cleaning up to close as we were  leaving. Ours were the last order I believe.

Can you read the prices listed? I couldn't.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Non spicy prawn mee

I like to eat prawn mee but I can't stand the spiciness so now I ask the seller at Swee Hing not to put in chilli oil into the prawn mee broth for me so the broth looks like the above, not red at all. Now I can enjoy my prawn mee with its hard boiled egg, prawns, water spinach, fish cake, beansprout, lean pork meat and mihun (rice vermicelli) - MYR6 nett. I like it a lot and will eat it this way everytime I order this prawn noodle from the stall in Swee Hing.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Usual meal

A regular plate of "chap fan" (mixed rice) - one meat portion (Nam Yu Pork Slices) and two vege portions (Broccoli and Nai Pak - 奶白菜 which means Baby Pak Choy). For my explanation of "chap fan", please click here. Nam Yu is made from fermented soya beancurd with red glutinous wine lees (hong zhao/ ang zao/  红槽). I think this plate of "chap fan" costs MYR6 or MYR7 nett.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Sushi Zanmai at the Garden Mall has reopened after being closed for renovation for quite some time.

A new look but the still having a long queue.

The kitchen counter is now at the back.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Not a Burrito

Blue Cheese Burger at MYR17.90 nett from KGB Killer Gourmet Burgers, the Gardens Mall.

Can't see the blue cheese because I believe the Blue Cheese is in the sauce. I would prefer the taste of the blue cheese to be stronger but no complaints here because more blue cheese means the burger will be more expensive.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hai Keng

Chee Cheong Fun (Glutinous rice flour rolls) at MYR2.80 nett.

At Hai Keng coffee shop, PJ (near Digital Mall and Jaya)

Lam Mee at MYR7 nett which we always order when we eat at this place.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Once in a while, we go for a Western style breakfast.

SatisFry Up at MYR27.80+ 6% GST so it is MYR29.45 nett which I say is value for money since a cup of coffee and a small glass of fruit juice are included as well and there are two slices of pork bacon, a piece of hash brown, butter, a slice of bread, two sunny side up eggs, baby tomatoes, salad rocket (arugula) and mushrooms. Salt and pepper are provided separately for you to add them to the dish to suit your preference so this dish is not salty at all.

Another look at the above dish from another angle. This is as good as the big breakfast we ate in Auckland,  NZ and at a better price too.

The other dish we ordered for our breakfast is the asparagus, smoked salmon and dill scrambled egg at MYR24.80+ 6% GST which is MYR26.30 nett. As expected, the smoked salmon and capers is a bit on the salty side.

Salt and  pepper on the side and the drinks - coffee and fresh fruit juice without added sugar - that is  included with the SatisFry Up meal. 

Our order

Total bill for two - MYR55.75 nett.

Our view of the counter

Nice design

BreadFruits at Faber Towers, Taman Desa. The original outlet is located at Desa Sri Hartamas.

A nice place for a healthy breakfast.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Pulut kuning beef rendang (Turmeric glutinous rice with beef cooked with spices and coconut milk) - MYR9.90+ 6% GST which is MYR10.50 nett. While the price stays the same, the portion now is much smaller. You can compare this with the one I had at the end of last year. The glutinous rice portion is less and there is only 2 cubes of beef in the bowl. To be fair, this dish is listed under snacks so that is why the portion is small since it is supposed to be a snack.

Nasi Goreng Selasih (the Malay language) MYR21.70+ 6% GST (MYR23 nett) Fried Rice with Thai Basil/Sweet Basil. This portion is the same as before but they have replaced the shredded cabbage with sticks of raw cucumber and carrot.

We ordered a glass of hot honey ginger drink at MYR5.90+ 6% GST (MYR6.25 nett) which taste fine.

Total bill is MYR39.75 nett for two pax but they did not give me 5 cents back in change so the cost to me is MYR39.80 nett. I was not in the mood to argue so I did not ask them for the 5 cents.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Up by 1

Instead of the Sept Special Food Keema Curry Udon, I chose to eat my usual Udon dish which is the Creamy Salmon Udon set which includes a drink of our choice from a list of drinks provided. Taste just as good as before.

For the other set, we ordered the Saba miso, rice and soup set which also includes a drink of our choice.

For both sets, we choose to have hot Karigane tea which is a twig green tea.

As usual, whenever we dined at Nana's Green Tea, I must have my green tea slushy at MYR16.10 nett which includes a scoop of green tea ice cream and 3 small glutinous rice balls. The reason I eat here for the main dishes is because I want to eat this green tea slushy.

As we share the main dishes, the bill came up to MYR61.90 nett for 4 pax. When we looked at the bill closely, we noticed that the price of the set meal has increased by MYR1 from MYR21.90 nett to MYR22.90 nett now.

Previously the price of the set meal is MYR21.90 nett but now it is MYR22.90 nett. Silently the prices have been creeping up without us noticing it if we are not paying enough attention to the prices.