Sunday, December 31, 2017

Warung ABC

Last day of 2017! Would you be joining a count down party? I think I would be counting down in dreamland.

Shaved Ice with Toppings (Ais Kacang) - MYR 6.90++ (10% service charge and 6% GST = MYR 8.06 nett). I shared this with my friends because it is too colourful to be eaten by one self.

Other food items.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Clear Broth

Hand torn pan mee at MYR 6.50 nett.

At this coffee shop Hock Thai in SS2, PJ.

The Pan Mee stall.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Chashu Buns

Kuro Musashi Ramen - MYR 27+ (6% GST = MYR 28.60 nett). 

I ordered the chashu buns at MYR 12+ (MYR 12.70 nett) for 2 buns in 1 serving. The buns photo in the menu do not have any mayo so I was shocked to see so much mayo.

I think the taste would be better without the mayo because the meat is thick and tasty. We ate one each.

Total bill for 2 pax

Thursday, December 28, 2017

River Home Seafood

Countdown to year 2018: 4 days to go (inclusive of today). Now back to the Christmas decor for Midvalley Mall before we move on to food. Previously I just share 1 photo and now here are more photos.

This is what I shared previously for the UK train station decor and the question is "where is the train?".

A closer look at the train station before looking at the train. Please click on the above image for a larger photo. One huge bear sitting there near the red telephone booth.

Here is another bear. Do click on the above image to view the larger photo.

Here is the train! Please click on the above image to get a larger photo.

A nice red and green antique train.

These 4 bears are on the train

Big Big Bears!

Top view of the bears on the train.

*** Now for the Food:

Yam basket - MYR 35+ (10% service charge = MYR 38.50 nett). There is a choice of chicken or squid and I chose chicken.

The menu says cashew nuts with prawns but the receipt says song zi (pine nuts) with prawns but there were no nuts of any sort in this dish but we left it as such without asking the manager to check this dish as all of us were very hungry waiting for the food. Due to the prawns this dish costs MYR 48+ (MYR 52.80 nett).

Crab meat and bean curd dish at MYR 12+ (MYR 13.20 nett). We finished eating the gravy too.

Green Dragon Vegetable - MYR 15+ (MYR 16.50 nett). We expected this dish to be green dragon vegetable with just garlic but it was served with mushrooms.

Steamed 3 types eggs (eggs, century eggs, salted eggs) at MYR 12+ (MYR 13.20 nett). This is a small portion served on a flat shallow big plate. One of my favourite dish.

Yin Choy (Amaranth greens) in superior soup - MYR 15+ (MYR 16.50 nett). Another one of my favourite dish.

Steamed river prawn - MYR 16 per 100g and this one costs MYR 48+ (MYR 52.80 nett). The roe is very creamy and tasty.

Total bill for 5 pax

River Home Seafood restaurant in Jaya

We were here for this fresh crabs promotion of MYR 48.80 for 3 fresh crabs but they were out of stock so we chose to still eat here but without the crabs. So sad.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Biscuit is Best

Before we talk about food, I still have some Christmas Decor photos to share. I was in Penang recently and was amazed by the amount of effort and money Queensbay Mall put into their decorations. Judge for yourself from the following photos:

A pavilion with a dome roof surrounded by white angel statues.

At a few fixed times, the dome will open. Just look at the crowd waiting for this moment. 

A white mist will flow out from the Dome and a Christmas Tree will appear from within the Dome. 
Its colour even changes from green to red. I did not stay to watch the Christmas Tree retreats into the Dome again.

Then snow will start falling from above. If you look hard enough, you may just see the white tiny dots (snow) in this photo.

Can you spot the two small oblong black boxes that are creating the snow and blowing them out? I believe the snow are made up of bubbles foam. I did not stand below them to let them fall onto my hair and clothes. Do you agree that they really went out of their way for this decor? I wonder how much it all costs to set this up.

 **** Now for the food:

Complimentary cheese biscuits. This time they poured some herb dressing on top whereas previously they did not. I would prefer that they did not do this but the herb dressing does not have any strong taste so the cheese biscuits taste just as nice as before.

Crispy on the outside and soft inside - simply delicious! I wish that they would sell this and put it on their menu so that I can buy many biscuits as takeaways to last me a week.

We ordered two mains.

Lobster Tail, Shrimps and Salmon - MYR 119.90++ (10% service charge and 6% GST = MYR 139.80 nett). The lobster tail could be less salty. The salmon is tender and tasty. I don't like the shrimps because they are too crunchy so I won't ever eat shrimps here again. Should have known this from my previous visit to this chain. The half lemon saved the day by bringing a refreshing taste to this dish.

Sirloin steak with shrimps - MYR 79.90++ (MYR 93.15 nett). I hold the same opinion about the shrimps here too. The mashed potato was very tasty because it was creamy and not salty. I did not like the pepper gravy in the blue container so I did not use it after tasting it.

I could not bring myself to eat the steak with oozing juices so I asked for medium well. Not as tender as medium rare but still tender.

A cup of long black to share at MYR 7.90++ (MYR 9.20 nett). We just drank it black without any creamer nor sugar.

Total bill before and after 10% discount. We took half of the food home for dinner.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Pad Thai

Rice with Thai Basil Chicken - MYR 18.40 nett. All the set lunch here costs MYR 15.80++ each (10% service charge and 6% GST = MYR 18.40 nett) and consists of a cup of hot or cold lemon grass or pandan drink, a bowl of tom yum soup, a very small glass of creamy coconut ice cream which is served together with the main dish.

Green curry chicken with Rice set.

Pineapple Rice Set.

Pad Thai. The menu did not state that this is a vegetarian meal but there is no meat, no prawns, no seafood inside this plate of noodles with loads of vegetables: chives, beansprout, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower.

Total bill for 5 pax

Mhera-33 at Plaza 33 (next to Jaya 33, opposite Jaya, PJ)

Monday, December 25, 2017

Petite Tree

Here's wishing everyone a happy holiday and Merry Christmas to all those who are celebrating it!

Spotted at the Jaya shopping center.

******************************** Saba Fish ********************************

Saba Lunch Set at MYR19.80++ (price stated on receipt with 10% service charge and 6% GST) or MYR21+ (price stated on menu with 10% service charge) = MYR23.10 nett with wo big pieces of Saba fish. Drinks are not included in the set.

Turned the Saba fish over to have a look at the underside. I kept half the rice and a piece of Saba fish for dinner.

The other meals that are available in the lunch set menu. Please click on the above photo for a larger image.

Other food that my friend ordered.

Two Chefs Lab at Bandar Mahkota, Cheras