Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Restoran SPOA @ Kg Pasir Puteh, Johor.

Johor Baru or JB located at the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia is much more laid back if it's compare to KL.

Here the weather is windy and the atmosphere seems to be much fresher.

If you love seafood - the west and east coasts of Johor is the paradise !

My bil Anthony and Kam treated us to a sumptuous seafood dinner in Restoran SPOA located off an uneven gravel road, a kilometer after The Tanjung Puteri Golf and Resort,Pasir Gudang. 

The restaurant is built on stilts with a creaking plank floor extended out to the sea facing Pulau Ubin, Singapore.

Live fishes and crustaceans can be chosen from the many aquariums or straight out off floating cages by the sea.

The sounds of roaring waves beating along the bank made by speeding boats was delight to hear.

Garoupa -steamed to perfection seated on good grade soy sauce/peanut oil and garnished with spring onion-fresh, fleshy, sweet and flaky.
Clay pot seafood Japanese tofu-the gravy was best with white rice-children favorite.
Buttered Mini lobster (14 pieces)-fragrant, fleshy, sweet, a bit coarse with head full of roe.
Deep fried squid lightly batter with oats-crunchy and chewy.
Stir fried sweet potato leaves with chopped garlic-the only green of the night.
Yong Chow fried rice-with anchovies, shrimp, sliced fish cake and egg-fragrant and fluffy.

Black pepper crabs-was not meaty maybe because it was the first day of the Lunar month.

Location: Restoran Spoa  合德宝阿期里海鲜
Telok Kabong, Kg Pasir Puteh, Johor
Tel: 07-2162798

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Delicious Dinner 46.

A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Oven cooked Chicken-marinated with chopped garlic, shallot and honey.
Deep fried Sea Eel - chunky and lightly batter-sweet and flaky.
Bitter gourd stuffed with homemade fish paste/shrimp-braised in a fish sock soup.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Noodling at Home.

When eating out I expect the food or noodles to be better than what my wife cooks-if not it will not be a truly satisfying meal !

She did some noodling at home with thick yellow Yee Mee (store bought) for my breakfast.

Wat Tan thick Yee Mee with thickly sliced Garoupa fish meat, sliced ginger, whisked egg with two stalks of blanched Hong Kong Choy Sam and a fish stock based broth- a satisfying meal to start the day !       

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kaki Bola XO Fishhead Noodles.

A noodle place for football fans?

Looks like the owner is a big football fans-with posters of football stars and teams pasted on the shop's walls.

Their signature dish are fish head noodles with some side dishes like fried wanton and dumplings.

I ordered a fish paste noodle and three pieces of deep fried dumplings for easy eating-just does not want to get a bone stuck in throat early in the morning !

Service was good and the place was clean and hygienic.

XO Fishpaste noodle-thick rice vermicelli-springy fishpaste-lots of red tomatoes-sliced kiam chai (salted vegetable) spinach and extras toppings of chopped spring onion / coriander leaves-tasty broth with some tanginess-good and affordable-Rm7.30/ with a side order of fishpaste/shrimps dumplings-hot and crispy-Rm4.50.
Spicy and tongue numbing green Bird's eye chillies for extra kick!!!

 Total bill:Rm13.40.
Location:23, Jalan20/14,
Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Canoodling@ Bangsar Village 2.

Guest post by Michelle.

Like most Mondays- which is my off day-there will be a lot of things to be done and how I wish if it has 25 hours.
Things like going for hair cut/hair dyeing, pedicure, pay bills and shopping.

Today for lunch at Canoodling @ Bangsar, I have mum and grandma for company.
Canoodling @ Bangsar was introduced by friends.

It is a simple, comtemporary place with noodles as their main draw and daily special.
While waiting you can doodle on a piece of paper with crayons (provided).

Service was attentive and the food was good.

Set Lunch -Lemongrass chicken set-served with white rice, soup, dessert and Japanese green tea-well marinated and grilled fragrant chicken meat-Rm15.90.
Wan tan mee-deep fried wan tan mee doused with a egg gravy with chicken meat, squid, shrimp, lettuce and sprigs of  coriander leaves.Rm12.90.
Thai belachan fried rice-served with chopped fresh long bean, mango, egg omelette, green Bird's eye chillies, dried shrimps, onion and well marimated darkish chicken cubes-refreshing and a bit salty-Rm12.90.
5 root vegetables-lotus root, asparagus, gingko, kai lan stem, pak hup (Lily bulbs)and grilled/rolled yau yee (cuttlefish)-healthy-Rm18.90.

 Total bill: Rm90/
Location: 2F-29, 2nd Floor,
Bangsar Village 2, Bangsar Baru,
Kuala Lumpur.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Toasted Massimo Sandwich Loaf withToppings.

Massimo Sandwich Loaf  with wheatgerm by The Italian Baker took the bread market by storm sometime back.

It is a much fuller, wholesome and healthy bread-filled with essential vitamins and minerals

My wife was up to some fun and came with this idea for my breakfast.

4 pieces of oven toasted Massimo bread with pizza-liked toppings of bits of deep fried bacon, Cheddar cheese and runny Omega-3 egg.

It was a hearty and comfort meal !

Massimo Sandwich Loaf bread with pizza liked toppings.-lightly oven toasted - full of healthy benefits !

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bubba Gump @The Curve.

This Bubba Gump's @ The Curve birthday dinner celebration of my son, Mike was held a night before the Bersih 2.0 rally.

As it was a week day we did not bother to make any reservation.
We regretted as the place was packed with diners and the only table available was at the back of the restaurant.

The service was great and the atmosphere was warm.

Even though most of the dishes are shrimps (real fresh!) - southern American cuisine, seafood and poultry are on the menu, too.

Garden Salad-with assorted  fresh vegetables, croutons and  thinly diluted dressing-healthy options- Rm 8.90.
Clam Chowder with  bits of chopped celery-thick, creamy with an intense flavor-Rm13.90.
Scampi-fresh and generously sized prawns with white rice/fries/tasty broth-Rm31.90.
Drunken prawns-with spaghetti and garnished with finely chopped cilantro-Rm39.90.
Stuffed Prawns-served on mini wok with white rice and olive oil- Rm39.90.
BBQ Chicken -nicely glazed chicken drumstick-corn on the cob-french fries-coleslaw and a brown sauce gravy-Rm23.90.
Fish and Chips-three pieces of thickly batter fish fillet-crisp and tender-coleslaw and french fries-Rm25.90.

 Total bill:Rm260/
Location:Lot 145, 1st Floor,
Jalan PJU 7/3, The Curve,
Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.