Sunday, July 21, 2019

48HSBD3 New Set Menu at Zun Express

Two of us shared this Braised Spare Ribs with Herbs Lunch Set which includes Rice, Side Dish (Pickled cucumbers), and a Hot Rice Tea at MYR 19.80 nett. We added on a bowl of Fleece Flower Roots and Black Bean Chicken Soup at MYR 8 nett. The ribs are well marinated with herbs so they are delicious without any oink oink taste.

Total bill for 2 pax is MYR 27.80 nett at Zun Express, Midvalley Mall. We have been eating here since 2014.

They have new set menus now. Menu 1.

Menu 2.

MYR 16.80 nett sets that include a side dish and a drink:
1A. Crispy Mee with Egg Gravy Sauce
1B. Mee Hon Soup with Ginger Wine and Egg
1C. Braised Fried Rice in Superior Sauce
1D. Lotus Leaf Rice
1E. Fried Rice with Olive vegetables.
I would want to try 1B next time.

MYR 19.80 nett sets that include a main dish, rice, a side dish and a drink:
2A. Braised Hakka Fried Pork with Red Yeast
2B. Braised Pork Knuckle with Black Bean Vinegar
2C. Bak Kut Teh
2D. Sauteed Pork with Honey Sauce
2E. Braised Chicken in Ginger Wine with Yimucao.
2F. Sauteed Chicken with Hawthorn Sauce
2G. Fish Fillet with XO Sauce.
We will most probably try all the items above on our future visits except for 2F.

MYR 16.80 nett sets that include a side dish and a drink:
1A. Mee Hoon Soup with Ginger Wine and Egg
1B. Homemade Pork Ball with Mee Hoon Soup in Sze Chuan Style
1C. Hor Fun in Gravy Sauce with Spring Onion and Ginger
1D. Lotus Leaf Rice
1E. Yong Zhao Fried Rice
Will try 1A again.
MYR 19.80 nett sets that include a main dish, rice, a side dish and a drink:
2A. Braised Spared Ribs with Chinese Herbs
2B. Braised Pork Knuckle with Black Bean Vinegar
2C. Bak Kut Teh
2D. Sauteed Pork with Apple Vinegar Sauce
2E. Braised Chicken Drumstick with Chinese Herbs.
2F. Sauteed Chicken with Mongolia Sauce
2G. Sauteed Fish Fillet with Butter Cream Sauce
We will most probably try all the items above except for 2G.

Add on a bowl of soup at MYR 8 nett:
S03. Revitalizing Herbal Chicken Soup
S04. Fleece Flower Roots and Black Bean Chicken Soup
S07. Mai Dong Sea Coconut Chicken Soup
S09. Peanut and Lotus Root in Tail Bone Soup
S10. Vegetarian Delight 6-Flavors Herbal Soup
Good to see that they have S10, a vegetarian option for vegetarians.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Pg2019-1 Only One Day to Eat

We started our journey on a Friday and had our late lunch at Hawker Chan, Ipoh. Then we ate dinner at Lavish, Pg. So that is our day 1 up north.

Day 2 started with breakfast in the morning:

Chee Cheong Fun

Yam Cake. The price of this yam cake and the chee cheong fun above is MYR 7.50 nett.

Pork Kway Teow Th'ng - about MYR 6.50 (I have forgotten the exact price).

Char Kway Teow - MYR 6.30 nett.

Nasi Lemak Bungkus

At this Sri Nibong coffee shop which is fully packed with people. Then we visited the Super Tanker Wet Market to buy some vegetables to cook for dinner. After that we went to town to buy coconut jelly at Jalan Dato Keramat. We love to eat these coconuts very much so we bought 12 coconuts (jelly) at MYR 4.7 nett each and 6 packs of fresh coconut juice at MYR 3.5 nett each to last us throughout the day as we are going to eat durian in the afternoon.

On our way to buy coconut jelly, we stopped by Apong Guan at Jalan Burma to try our luck at buying the popular and simply delicious Apom. This is my 2nd time eating this Apom and we only needed to wait about 30 minutes for them. Unfortunately we could not eat much so we only bought 10 pieces at 60 cents each.

On our last visit, the wait was too long (a lot of orders) so we bought from Apom Chooi's van which is located near Apong Guan. After eating both, I have to say that Apong Guan's Apom is way more delicious than Apom Chooi's which is what this review thinks too.

It may not look appetising from my photo but the apom is light and fluffy. What makes it so delicious is that the combined taste of sweet bananas, corns and coconut - he has gotten the ratio correct in such a way that the taste of these 3 items really complement each other to make this a delightful and addictive snack. If I don't stop myself, I could eat up to 20 pieces of apom in one sitting and then can't eat any other food for the rest of the day. Best to eat while warm.

Seeing Mr. Uan Cheng Guan (76 years old) making each piece of Apom painstakingly by hand almost makes me feel ashamed that I am only paying him 60 cents per piece. Here is an article with more information about him that says he has been making apom since 1968. After that we went home for a rest before continuing to eat our way through Penang island.

Day 2 around noon:

At about 13.30 pm, the 6 of us dragged ourselves out of the house and went to Relau to eat durians even though we are not hungry yet. Unfortunately we were told by the seller that the quality of Hak Chi durian is not good so we did not buy any to try. We selected 5 durians: a big tekka which is very sweet so we took half home, a long horlor which tastes lighter than the tekka, one cheng pue (green skin) which I have forgotten how it tastes like, and two MSK with many layers of taste with one that has a more watery texture.

Total price is MYR 204.99 nett rounded up to MYR 205 nett and credit card payment is accepted. Average price of MYR 34.17 nett per pax.

Durian Kaki stall at Relau.

After that we went to my favourite CKT stall in town at KTG cafe because it is a must-eat for me.

Big prawn CKT at MYR 10.50 nett per plate and we add more eggs so add MYR 1 nett per plate. Total price is MYR 11.50 nett for coffee shop CKT. Some may say that this is overpriced but I like the taste and I only get to eat it whenever I visit Penang so it is not overpriced for me.

I would say that this is my favourite oyster omelette too at MYR 18 nett per plate.

A lady approached our table to peddle her wares which is yam cake and some other food so we ordered a plate of yam cake from her at MYR 5 nett per plate.

We ordered one fresh coconut; one glass of kedondong kosong drink without any "suin mui" (dried salted sweet plum) and without any sugar in it so it was very sour which is what I want to make me feel better after eating durian and ckt; one glass of black coffee; and another glass of normal kedondong at a total of MYR 13.7 nett. We forgot that we have to say kosong if we do not want the black coffee to be sweet so we got a glass of very sweet coffee which we cannot finish due to its sweetness.

So that was all I could eat for a day. A night, we just stayed home eating our coconut jelly and drinking our fresh coconut juice as our dinner. The next morning, after a dim sum breakfast at Maxim, we started our journey back to KL. What a short visit to Penang!

Friday, July 19, 2019

WG Roti Bacon Cheese Challenge

If you are a big eater and love to eat roti bacon cheese, then go to this eatery on Wed anytime from 5 pm to 10.30 pm to try this challenge to see whether or not you can get to eat for free!

What do you see? A banana with four legs or your favourite meat? 

Banana Leaf Rice Set at MYR 7.50 nett with 3 vegetable dishes, curry sauces, and rice. Add on one whole deep fried chicken leg at MYR 7 nett and a plate of siew yuk (roast pork) at MYR 6.50 nett for sharing between 3 pax.

Close up look at the layers.

Rasam that is included in the banana leaf rice set. Rasam is a soup that is made with spices so it is peppery, hot, sour and refreshing to those who like it. I did not try this rasam because I did not order banana leaf rice set.

I saw this poster for Weekday Lunch Set at MYR 8 nett which includes a glass of iced sweet tea without milk (teh o ais), 1 meat, 2 vege dishes and 1 portion of rice so I ordered it.

MYR 8 nett. No sugar in the drink for me at all so the tea was a bit bitter. I chose mutton curry as the meat and kept half of it and half portion of the rice for another day. I like the spicy pumpkin dish which is not that spicy. The cabbage dish was ok with a tiny bit of off taste but I finished it.

Can you spot the pork belly siew yuk?

They even have wild boar curry!

Price is good too. You can order pork belly in various taste - nam yue, masala or X.O. There is even Lap Cheong (waxed sausage) briyani on weekends.

Our bill for 5 pax is MYR 57.60 nett. An average of MYR 11.52 nett per pax which is good value for money.

myBanana eatery at Taman Megah, PJ. An attempt at getting more oink oink lovers to eat Banana Leaf Rice.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

WG Tujoh Cafe

Set Lunch from 11 am to 3 pm on weekdays Monday to Friday excluding Public Holiday. Which one would you choose?

My friend did not see any dish that she fancies on the set lunch menu so she chose Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich from the ala carte menu at MYR 22 nett. Her portion of fries is bigger than the portion in the set lunch as can be seen in the photo below. Unfortunately she does not eat cheese and there is a slice of melted cheese on the chicken so she has to do her best to scrap off that slice of cheese to give to another friend. Her comment is that the chicken is quite tasty.

My order from the set lunch menu - cheesy beefy wrap at MYR 12 nett with a glass of cold lemonade. The amount of fries and salad is just right for a small eater. I ate one piece of the wrap and kept another piece for dinner. The strong taste of minced beef goes well with the cheesy zesty sauce that reminds me of thousand island dressing with cheese so this is a satisfying lunch at such a good price.

Vegetarian burger (set lunch) where the patty is made from potatoes at MYR 12 nett.

A glass of lemonade which is included in the set lunch and a delicious cup of flat white according to my friend  who added MYR 4 nett to upgrade her lemonade to coffee.

Total price for 4 pax is MYR 62 nett so it is an average of MYR 15.50 nett per pax.

Then the 4 of us shared a slice of Earl Grey Mille Crepe at MYR 13.90 nett. The cake is so soft and fresh that our fork cuts through the cake effortlessly into 4 portions. One rose petal landed on my portion and the sweet scent of rose filled my mouth.

4 of us can only stomach one slice of cake although we wish to try more slices of cakes as the cakes look so tempting especially the cendol cake.

Tujoh Cafe at Sec 17, PJ.

This old shop house design has a courtyard in the middle of the building which this cafe fully utilised to let in natural sunlight for the tall leafy heliconia plants to flourish giving the place a green soothing look.

The other part of the cafe is dim and cosy with the warm glow of the yellow light bulbs. A nice place to rest and relax with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake while catching up with friends.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

WG Taste and Memories

My friend's lunch - BBQ Pork rice at MYR 12.90++ (10% service charge and 6% SST = 
 MYR 14.95 nett).

She ordered it from this weekday lunch menu.

Pork Lard Rice with Luncheon Meat and Egg - unless they made the luncheon meat themselves, how would they know that there is no MSG in the luncheon meat.

I don't feel like eating these two dishes either.

It has been many years since I last ate a Big Bun (Da Bao) so when I saw it in the dim sum menu, I ordered it along with 2 other dim sum dishes without thinking much.

No MSG in the dim sum too.

Oh no, I have ordered too much food for my lunch since my friend is not going to help me eat them.

The prawn dumplings (MYR 7.8++ = MYR 9.05 nett) are bigger than the ones from many other dim sum places. It has one whole prawn in it with many crunchy jicama pieces and I think there are some minced dried shrimps in it too. Tastes ok but the skin is a bit dry. I ate all 3 prawn dumplings and kept the lao sar bao and big bao for later.

Total bill for 2 pax is MYR 43.50 nett with MYR 16.10 nett being my friend's share and MYR 27.40 nett being mine.

Taste and Memories eatery is located opposite Taman Desa Medical Centre.

They use rattan trays as decor for their ceiling.

Bring back any memories?

I managed to stuff the whole big bao (MYR 9.8++ = MYR 11.37 nett) into my container and ate it at about 4 pm.

The fillings are: a quarter hard boiled egg, a slice of char siew, a segment of wax sausage, half a slice of mushroom, chicken meat, chicken skins, pork, fatty pork pieces, jicama, onion, and a bit of whitish sauce that does not taste like mayo so I don't know what sauce that is.

I have a difficult time picking out the small pieces of meat from the fillings and leaving the fatty pieces behind so no more big bao for me. The bao skin tastes good because it is hand made but I only have room in my stomach for a quarter of the skin and kept the rest for another day.

I gave one lao sar bao to another friend and ate one at 6 pm. It has two types of fillings in one bao - pandan kaya and what tastes like kaya too (MYR 6++ = MYR 6.96 nett). Quite a tasty lao sar bao.