Monday, August 31, 2009


After a late tea time meal of Char Kway Teow, we went for a brisk walk along the Gurney Drive Esplanade, Penang to enjoy the windy sea breeze and the sound of rolling sea waves was music to our ears plus some window shopping at Gurney Plaza.

At about 8.00 pm, we went to Restoran Kassim Mustafa, a 24 hours Indian-Muslim restaurant which is situated around the Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling area, for Nasi Kandar.

Opens 24 hours-a lot of takeaway, too.

A wide arrays of cooked food.

Oven roast Tandoori Chicken.

Close up of some of the enticing foods available.

Nasi kandar-I selected a piece of Kurma Chicken drumstick topped with Fish gravy, Prawn gravy, Vegetable gravy and a piece of Chinese Chives Omelette-white rice was fluffy-the tender and moist chicken meat enveloped by the various types of gravy was bursting with savory goodness-Rm7/.

Location: 12, Lebuh Chulia, Penang.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Last weekend, everyone in the family have their own things to do, so my wife and I had the whole Sunday afternoon to ourselves.

IOI mall in Puchong have a new Wing, went there to look, look and see, see.

Nothing spectacular except for an F.O.S clothing sales at the Concourse.

We ate at Sakae Sushi after browsing through their menu placed at the front of the restaurant.

There were Promotions for Black Plate Special at only Rm9.90/each.

Black plate special-Hamachi Seafood Deli-Yellowtail Fish-served with crunchy pickled Cucumber and green fresh Seaweed-Fish was cooked on one side-very fresh-Rm9.90/

Tenzaru Cha Soba-cold green Buckwheat noodle accompanied with Tempura Prawns, Brinjal (Eggplant), sweet Potato- a quail Egg sitting on a lump of Wasabi and finely chopped Spring Onion-bowl of Miso soup-a fulfilling meal-Rm16.90/

Saba and Agedashi Tofu-Mackerel fish (high in Omega 3) served with grated white Radish and fresh Lettuce plus a slice of Lemon, 2 pieces of deep fried cubed Tofu topped with grounded Carrot, Bonito flakes-a bowl of smooth Chawanmushi-a bowl of salty Miso soup and a bowl of white Rice-the grilled Mackerel marinated with Teriyaki sauce was a bit salty and flaky-RM19.90/

Total bill:Rm80/
Location:Lot EG002, Ground Floor,
Batu 9, Jln Puchong,
Puchong. Selangor.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


One month ago, Lala Chong Seafood Restaurant Sdn Bhd was relocated from the Subang Airport Terminal 3 area to Kayu Ara because the land owner wanted the land back for redevelopment.

Now in Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya, they have Pantai Seafood Restaurant and Damansara Village Steamboat Restaurant as neighbors and competitors.

This place is more spacious-warehouse-like, with a sectioned area for air conditioned dining.
We opted to dine in the open area as the weather was fine and breezy.

Sharon the young, attentive and knowledgeable waitress recommended their signature dishes to us.

Parking is ample.

Warehouse-like open dining and a sectioned area for air conditioned dining.

Appetizer-Chicken and Beef Satay-the Peanut gravy was overwhelmed with Curry powder-terrible!-Rm11/

Lala (Clams) in superior soup with Bird's eye Chillies to perk up the flavors a few notch higher!-Rm15/

Stir fried Paku Choy (wild Fern) with cloves of Garlic and Tuna-tender and crunchy with the flaky Tuna and red Chillies lending a great flavor to the dish-Rm15/.

Steamed Pak Soh Koong (white whisker farmed Catfish) about 850 gm-garnished with finely sliced young Ginger, sprigs of Coriander leaves, deep fried Garlic and bathed in good grade Soy sauce-fresh, smooth and no fishy smell-Rm27/.

Salt baked meat Crabs (1 1/2 kg)-was surprised to see red and green Bird's eye chillies and smashed old Ginger baked with the crabs-fresh, sweet and succulent-Rm59/.

Sandy was late for the dinner, she ate the leftovers!-lol.

Total bill:Rm160/
Location:Lot 13556, Jln Cempaka Kayu Ara,
Damansara, Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7728-1906.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


This kueh mueh (sweet dessert and pastry) mobile stall is located in front of a coffeeshop along Jalan ThambyPillai, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, next to Hotel Lido and opposite a TUNE Hotel under construction.

The husband and wife team does roaring business with the hustle and bustle of customers pushing and shoving to select/buy the best of their delicacies during the lunch time peak hours.

Most of their delicacies are very authentically-made, flavorful and delicious.

Opens around 12.30 pm.

Husband and wife team.

Delicious mouthwatering spread of kueh mueh and pastry to satisfy each and everyone's tastebuds.

Bought assorted kueh mueh (above) plus one Glutinous rice dumpling for Rm12.50/

Glutinous rice cake with a hint of saltiness topped with a layer of sweet Pandan Custard .

Curry puff-generously sized with thick creamy Curry gravy, Egg, sliced Chicken meat and Potatoes-yummy.

Or Koo-Green Pea filling-soft and tasty.

Glutinous rice Dumpling-filled with Mungbean, Pork, Mushroom, salted Duck egg and Chestnut-one portion was devoid of filling.

Prawns fritters filled with Chinese Chives was crispy and crackling-with a good dip of Chillies sauce.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Bittergourd with stuffed Fish paste-pan fried and then tossed with sweet Soy bean brown paste and Spring onion-fish paste was firm, springy and flavorful with some bitterness and sweetness too.

Deep fried Ma Yau (Threadfin)-drizzled with some light Soy sauce- was fine textured and fleshy plus crispy on the outside.

Mixed Vegetables-well braised chopped Chinese round Cabbage, Tung Hoon (glass noodle), Gingko, Bean curd sheets, Lam Yee (Sesame oil, Chillies pickled Bean curd paste)-a perfect combination of textures and flavors.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Merdeka Open House Theme-MY SWEET MALAYSIA.

This is a simple sweet dessert called Sweet Potato cup cake made by my wife.

300 gm red Sweet Potato.
150 gm Tapioca flour
500ml Coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 freshly grated Coconut (toss it with some salt).

Peel red Sweet Potato skin-cut into small pieces and steam/cook it for 15 minutes.

Blend it together with Coconut milk, Salt and Tapioca flour and transfer to dainty Aluminium cake cups and steam for 20 minutes..

Cool it and dislodge it from the cup.

Roll it over the freshly grated Coconut thoroughly and serve.

Sweet, a bit salty, pillowy soft Sweet Potato cup cake filled with fresh coconut flavor with every bite!