Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Curve CNY decor

I believe this CNY decor was still work-in-progress at the time I took the photo. If I am not wrong, there should be stalls selling CNY goodies when it is done.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hot! Hot!

I have eaten this seafood yee mee early last year with clear broth. This time I requested for Tom Yam broth but it was too hot and spicy for me so I must remember to stay with the clear broth next time.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Dried fish fillet snacks?

While shopping for CNY goods, my husband pointed out this special CNY snack to me. Special because it is only sold near Chinese New Year and I don't know what it is made of.

The label says "Seaweed Cuttlefish Crispy" but in the list of ingredients, it just says "ikan" (Malay Language) which means fish.

Here's a closer look. So is it cuttlefish or fish? If it is fish, could it be the dried fish fillet snacks? I wanted to buy and eat it so that I could know what it is but I could not find the price label so I scanned the price code at a price machine.

For 200g, the price is MYR16.88 but if it is the dried fish fillet snacks which are very tedious to make and takes a lot of effort to make it, this price should be worth it, right?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Item

Just a post to remind me of the prices.

Lao Sar Bao - A new item on the menu

3 Lao Sar Bao in a bamboo basket - MYR8.49 nett

10 Xiao Long Bao in a bamboo basket - MYR 20.79 nett

Braised Beef La Mian - MYR23.99 nett

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sharing Double Prosperity

Just for fun, four of us shared this large double beef burger set meal. We were given a pack of ang pow packets which look very pretty in pink.

Looks very messy but is quite tasty as the pepper taste is fiery!

The beef patty. There is a choice of prosperity chicken burger for those who do not eat beef.

A small ice cream  cone was given foc when one pays using credit or debit card. Total costs: MYR21.05 nett.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MidValley Mall CNY decor

Sea theme? Centre Court

North Court - Circular Frame

South Court - Rectangle Frame

Everyone is watching the Lion Dance. Can you spot the Lion?

Big Fat Gold Fish?

Fish or Zeppelin?

The Lanterns look like Floating Corals - very pretty

Here's the Lion, no monkeys here too.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Poppo Kanteen again

Since Poppo Kanteen is a new eatery in Sri Petaling, we went back to try other items on their menu, especially the mutton and beef dishes.

Briyani Gam Mutton - MYR17.90 nett. There is a lot of mutton underneath the rice. The mutton is tender but the dark gravy is on the sweet side with a strong taste of star anise and clove which is unlike the taste of briyani gam mutton that I have eaten before. There are pieces of carrots and potatoes in the small bowl of curry given. The acar (pickled raw cucumber, onion, pineapple) is sourish sweet and tasty.

Nasi Lemak Chicken Rendang (Coconut milk rice with chicken cooked in spices and coconut milk) - MYR8.90 nett. We ordered Beef Rendang but was told it was sold out so we chose chicken rendang. They gave us a big piece of chicken breast meat but the default portion of rice given was quite small, good for people who wants to consume less carbohydrates.

Cendol - MYR4.90 nett - it is sweet with a tinge of saltiness in the coconut milk on coarse ice shavings and there are corn niblets which is not usually present in cendol.

Poppo Cham (cold) - MYR4.90 nett - cham means mix in Cantonese and normally for cham, it will be a mix of tea and coffee but this Poppo Cham drink has milo in it too. The milo taste in this drink overpowered the coffee and tea so we will order the usual cham next time because we prefer coffee and tea.

Total: MYR36.60 nett. We will be back because I have yet to try their mutton curry and beef rendang.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Gardens Mall CNY decor

It has a name - The Fabric of Time

At the concourse at one end of the mall - a bird made of colourful fabric

A lantern tree along the walkway

Another bird made out of fabric along the walkway

Top view of the concourse at the other end of this mall

Front view of the 3rd bird with lanterns. No monkeys here.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Eating Leisurely

We needed a quiet place to chat and McD was beckoning so we ate breakfast there - something that I seldom do.

A fish fillet, hash brown, coffee breakfast set - MYR9.85 nett and ala carte pancakes - MYR5.45 nett

With covers off

Thin pancakes. They called it hotcakes here, served with butter and honey. Quite ok but I can easily make better ones at home so that is why I have never bought them from McD until this time.

An indulgence indeed - look at that price for 2 thin hotcakes.

I kept the Fish Burger and ate it at home for dinner.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Poppo Kanteen

Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah (Coconut milk rice with Deep Fried Spiced Chicken) - MYR8.90 nett. Coffee mixed with Tea (Cham) Hot - MYR3.80 nett.

The menu. HQ is in Cheras and they just opened a branch in Sri Petaling. Opening Hours: 8 am to 12 or 1 am.

This eatery took over the corner shoplot that used to be occupied by Tim Kee Chicken Rice and renovated it nicely.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ong Lai Pie

Pineapple in Hokkien (a Chinese dialect) is known as Ong Lai which sounds like "Prosperity Comes" so in conjunction with the imminent CNY celebration, McD now has Pineapple Pie on its menu so that Prosperity comes to whoever who eats it (and so we wish of course!).

After my Pie Mistake of buying McD Spinach Pie and Lychee Pie 3.5 months ago, I said to myself maybe this time it would be different so I bought a Pineapple Pie and true enough, the Ong Lai pie is quite nice, tastes like a Pineapple cordial drink.

Deep Fried Pineapple Pie - MYR2.90 nett

I cut it in two, ate half and gave the other half away. Does it mean I just halved my prosperity? Oops!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CNY is in the air

Valley of Hope

Many little CNY lanterns

One of the Garden Center's stalls with red CNY lanterns

Another one with red CNY pineapple decorations. The CNY plants are here too!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Moon Kee Fish Noodle at Sri Petaling

Update: 3 April 2016 (Sunday). We were around this area and noticed that this eatery is no longer at this location.

I read about this Fish Noodle eatery in PJ but did not have a chance to visit it. Now that it has opened a branch in Sri Petaling recently which is near my place, it is quite convenient for me to drop by for an early dinner.

My order - Seaweed soup with Dragon Grouper 龍虎斑 (4 pieces of fish meat) with thin rice vermicelli (mee hoon) - MYR21.20 nett (inclusive of 6% GST) for a small portion which contains a lot of mee hoon until I had to stuff myself to finish it. The fish meat is fresh with thick chewy skin.

Dragon Grouper 龍虎斑 is a hybrid between Giant Grouper 龍躉 Epinephelus lanceolatus and Brown-Marbled Grouper or Tiger Grouper 老虎斑 (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus). Grouper is also known as Sea Bass.

My Spouse's order - Milky Noodle (Thin Mee Hoon) Soup with Poached Grouper 石斑 (we chose to omit the milk) - MYR16.95 nett for a small portion which also contains a lot of mee hoon with 4 pieces of fresh fish meat. This fish has thinner skin than Dragon Grouper. I prefer this broth because it is sourish due to the tomatoes. Both bowls of noodles included lots of spring onions which we like.

I wonder will they give more pieces of fish meat for the larger portion or just more noodles. The small portion contains more than enough noodles for us each so I prefer that they give more pieces of fish meat. Guess we will need to order a large portion to find out on our next visit.

Address and Total Bill - MYR38.15

Please click on the menu above to view the prices. I will order the Giant Grouper Noodle on my next visit because Giant Grouper has the thickest skin which I like to eat. I am happy that I do not need to travel far now to get my fresh Grouper noodle.

HQ in PJ. New outlet in Sri Petaling.

Non air conditioned seats

Air Conditioned Seats - This eatery is a few shop lots away from Bank Islam in Sri Petaling.