Thursday, October 19, 2017

Poke Bowl

After eating the Poke Bowl at Eatomo, I have always wanted to try another one.

A wide bowl but not deep. 

If one can't decide on what to select, one can order one of these best sellers. Please click the above photo for a larger image.

This is my selection: no rice, just vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and shrimps.

My selection costs MYR17.90 nett but I have 10% discount so I only paid MYR16.10 nett.

Please click on the photo above for a larger image. 

This is my selection: 
- No rice, baby greens that turned out to be just lettuce, 
- one sauce instead of two. I chose herby lime as all the sauces in the top row have mayo in them and I don't quite like mayo. 
- For the 4 sides, I selected fruits: pineapples and mangoes; nuts: almonds and walnuts which turned out to have been replaced by cashew nuts. 
- Avocado is not available else I would have considered adding it under the "premium add on" category by paying an additional MYR2,90 nett. 
- For the unlimited toppings, one would be tempted to tick all the circles but I guess the taste may clash so I just select fish roe and all the seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, flax and chia. 
- For protein, it is shrimps for me.

The choices

Protein choices

My friends' poke bowls.

This bowl has a premium add-on of a poached egg.

Another bowl with poached egg

The Fish Bowl at One Utama

After a healthy meal, there is room for not-so-healthy food so I went and bought some snacks (3 pieces at MYR5 nett) from SS2 Goreng Pisang kiosk at One Utama to feast on.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Early one morning at 8 am, I decided to eat rice porridge with some dishes (braised hard boiled egg, bittergourd and glass noodles mixed vegetables) from the mix rice stall. The above costs MYR5 nett. It is nice to have a change from the usual soup noodles.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thai Fish Burger

We went to try the Thai Fish Burger (Green Curry Sauce) set (MYR15.99 nett). We also bought another set meal which is double fish o fillet (MYR13 nett). 

The fish is crispy and has green curry sauce over it which is not shown in the photo above. The green curry is spicy. I would say that this is a good attempt by McD because it tastes quite good.

This fillet-o-fish burger remains our favourite so we ordered the double fillet to share.

We added 50 cents for each meal set to upgrade the soft drinks to a cup of coffee and a cup of tea so these two set meals cost MYR30 nett.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Instant noodles

My friend bought the following noodles from Sibu and she asked me if I want to buy any of them.

I bought these two packs (this photo and the bottom photo). One big pack (MYR15 nett each) contains 5 small individually packets of noodles with sachets of lard and soy sauce.

My spouse cooked one small packet and told me that the soy sauce is quite salty. I have not tried them yet.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Operations ceased

It has been quite a few months since we visited Jaya Shopping Center, PJ and when we dropped by recently, I noticed that the Soup Restaurant is closed. The last time we ate at this outlet, (we only ate  at this outlet twice), the chicken was not as tasty as before.

This notice was on the glass door. They have closed this outlet since 2 Oct 2017. The nearest outlet is at One Utama which we have also been to in 2014.

Saturday, October 14, 2017


On the right

On the left

In the middle

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jicama rolls

I noticed a neighbourhood stall selling rolled chee cheong fun (flat rice noodles) at MYR1.50 nett for 1 roll so I bought 2 rolls.

The rolled chee cheong fun is filled with jicama aka yam bean (sengkuang) stir-fried with dried shrimps. Very flavourful indeed.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


California Maki - MYR4.80 nett.

Tamago Maki - MYR2.80 nett and Avocado Maki - MYR4.80 nett.

Aburi Salmon Sushi - MYR6.80 nett. I spent a total of MYR19.20 nett on the above maki and sushi. I thought if I ordered maki instead of sushi I would not be so full but I still am very full from the amount of rice consumed. Maybe I should stick to my usual selection or try other combination with less rice.

This bill is for 4 pax - MYR68.60 nett. Lunch at Sushi Zanmai, the Gardens Mall.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Front Room Cakes

I heard about this new cake place so I went and takeaway a few slices of cakes. Pandan Gula Melaka Cake - MYR13 nett a slice. The sponge cake is so soft and fluffy, full of pandan taste and the gula melaka taste is in the brown cream frosting.

A slice of Hazelnut chocolate cake - MYR15 nett. The sponge cake is soft and light, chocolaty and slightly salty. Quite tasty.

A slice of chocolate cake - MYR15 nett. I like this chocolate cake the best because it is very rich chocolaty and not too sweet. Strawberry cheese cake -  MYR16 nett - a bit too cloying for me. Will buy the chocolate cake again.

Jalapeno Cheese Loaf - MYR15 nett. A very tasty bread. Savoury with a very slight spicy taste due to the jalapeno.

Front Room is on floor 1 of a row of shop buildings in Taman Desa (across the main road/opposite the Taman Desa Medical Centre). The is no big signboard so you won't be able to spot it from the main road.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Just eat

Dim Sum for a weekday lunch at Xin Cuisine, Concorde Hotel. The deep fried prawn dumplings (salad har) were filled with prawns and none of those meat paste as fillers so they were very tasty. The stir fried carrot cake has 3 sizable prawns in it.

Prawn Dumplings (Har Gao), filled with just prawns and no filler paste.

I remember STP has mentioned before that the Lau Sa Bao (salted egg yolk buns) at Concorde Hotel is very tasty so I had to order it to try.

Have to eat this very carefully because the fillings are hot and will flow out easily from the bun.

Steamed fish balls which are quite firm and dense with peas in the plate.

Cold and soft Almond bean curd.

The lighting that caused the photos to have a yellowish tinge. 

Total price for 2 pax with a 10% discount is MYR96.75 nett. Since we have decided to eat dim sum at this hotel, both of us did not look at the price and just ordered the food that we wanted to eat so just eat and ignore the price. That is why I did not write the price under each photo like I usually do so just eat.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Satisfying lunch

The Zun Express is one of our regular lunch places in the Midvalley Mall / Gardens Mall. This time we ordered the Huai Shan (淮山 - wild yam) Scrambled Egg Rice set at MYR24.80++ (MYR28.90 nett) from the same set menu as the Fish Slices XO Sauce Meal. This meal includes a herbal tea drink and a dessert of the day (goji/wolfberry jelly). The fried rice is very fragrant too, not too much wok hei, just enough.

We ordered Pork vinegar black bean rice set from the MYR19.80++ (MYR23.10 nett) lunch set menu. It includes a bowl of rice, a cup of tea and dessert of the day (goji/wolfberry jelly). Total bill for 2 pax is MYR52 nett.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Pari Kani Salad

My order - Chawanmushi at MYR5.80 nett. My friend ordered Edamame - MYR5.80 nett and Pari Kani (Crabmeat) salad with sesame dressing - MYR17.80 nett for us to share. Lunch at Sushi Zanmai, the Gardens Mall.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


One day I wanted to eat pastries at Yeast but when I got there, I changed my mind and walked to Aeon, La Boheme bakery to buy the pastries there.

Kiwi and strawberry whipped cream custard pastry - MYR4.8 nett and a mini croissant - MYR1.5 nett.

Took the pastries to Aeon, Food Court/Food Street/Food Market place and ate them there with my spouse who bought a glass of coffee from the food court for MYR2.90 nett.