Friday, October 30, 2009


I came across these wild fruits which resembled peaches while trekking with some friends along the roadside of Kampung Lubuk Katak in Tapah, Perak

The tree is about 20 ft tall with lots of fruits.

It was planted along with others local edible fruits trees on the front lawn of an abandoned kampung house which were also filled with lots of fruits.


Misai Kuching (Cat's whiskers)-a type of herb-good for diabetics.


A bunch of Banana.

Wild Vine fruit.

Close up of the unripe wild fruit which we managed to pick with an aid of a broken tree branch.

Close up of the ripe wild fruit-doesn't it looks like peaches.

It was smooth, sweet and sticky with some seeds.

Wonder if anybody know the name for it?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


After the late 8 course dinner and more entertainment in Genting Highland, we overslept and missed our buffet breakfast.

On our way back to KL, we stopped by Gohtong Jaya to visit a strawberry and mushroom farm.

Then we drove eastward to Kg Bukit Tinggi, Bentong for our lunch.

There were quite a number of restaurants to choose from and we settled for Restoran Foon Lock as it was packed with people (a sure sign of good food).

A pretty lass took our order and within twenty minutes all the food were served.

Claypot Tilapia-came in a huge claypot but filled with a small fish (700g) the fish was very fresh and sat on a gravy of good grade Soy sauce, onion and sliced Bentong ginger-Rm18/.

Stir fried fresh moist and earthy mushrooms with diced garlic, sweet peas, ginger and carrot-delicious!-Rm12/

Steamed Udang Galah (river prawn-500g) with egg white-was super fresh, sweet and succulent-Rm33/.

Stir fried sweet Potato leaves with Sambal Belacan (chilli prawn paste)-too bland, no oomph!-Rm10/

Total bill:Rm80/
Location:84, Kg Bukit Tinggi,
Bentong, Pahang.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Good Friend is one of the many F&B outlets in Genting Highland, Pahang which we like to patronized.
Their menu are quite extensive and varied from Dim Sum, Western food to typical Chinese cuisine.

We had a light lunch as tonight there will be an eight course dinner at The Genting International Convention Center Ballroom.

After the meal we had a short fling at the numerous money gobbling Slot machines in the casino.

We were lucky to have won some money, as Lady Luck was on our side

A plate of crispy 3 layer roast Pork belly and well marinated meaty Char Siew served with some pickled vegetable-Rm30/.

Clay pot white Bean curd with Fish maw-the tasty thick gravy was perfect with rice-Rm13.30/.

Stir fried Kai Lan with salted fish, some red Chillies and diced big onion-was a bit salty but very appetizing-Rm13.30.

Total bill:RM66/

Saturday, October 24, 2009


A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Fried thin Bee Hoon (Rice Vermicelli) with scrambled egg, Chinese round cabbage and carrot served with a dollop of Sambal Belacan (prawn paste chillies).

Oven cooked Bacon rolls filled with Chicken thigh meat-a solid combination.

To the accompaniment of freshly steamed local mud crab-sweet, meaty and succulent!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


For our Sunday afternoon tea time, my wife made some "finger food" for snack out of a can of Waitrose Sardine Piccanti and half a French baguette with some red Cherry tomatoes and a big onion.

Waltrose Sardine Piccanti (120g) is Sardine fillets in Olive oil (27%) with hot Chilli, Sea Salt and Pepper-Rm9/

French Baguette-cut into 1 inch thick slices and oven toasted for awhile for crispiness-Rm1.50/

Separate the sardine fillet into halves.

Coarsely diced one big Onion and six red Cherry Tomatoes.

Placed the diced Onion and red Cherry Tomatoes on the toasted baguette-topped it with a piece of Sardine and drizzled with the Olive oil from the can.

The boneless Sardine meat was flaky and firm, just a wee bit spicy and together with those diced piquant red Cherry Tomatoes, pungent Onion and healthy Olive oil, it was a terrific and nutritious snack!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Restaurant Richwell Sdn Bhd is "the new kid on the block" on Section 19's restaurant row.

With neighbors like Restoran Green View, Ampang Yong Tau foo, Nanking Vegetarian Restoran, Heng Kee Tim Sum it's indeed a tough world to compete!

This restaurant is a two shops corner lot with floor to ceiling glass panel on one side and alfresco dining by it's side open space.

They served fusion East meet West type of food.

We went there for lunch and we had Tong Yuen Ginger tea, Hong Kong creamy tea and hot Honey watercress for drinks.

For a new outlet (barely one week old), service was commendable.

Oyster seaweed roll-the egg omelette filled with bits of oyster was rolled with seaweed and ham-tasted bland on it's own but was different when dipped into the wasabi/mayonnaise sauce-Rm6/

Seafood porridge-filled with fresh scallop. mussels, squid and fish-porridge was smooth and tummy warming-Rm12.80/

Gyoza-would prefer if it's was pan fried a bit longer-the vinegar/sliced ginger was a good accompaniment-Rm6/

Sliced Beef soup La Mein-the tender beef and the smooth and springy noodle was a delight with the tasty broth-Rm10.80/

Total bill:Rm57/
Location:24G & 26G, Jalan 19/3,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


My friend Steven raved about the delicious food he had with his family at Restoran 88 located in Continental Park, off Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur.

Restoran 88 is perched on a side of a deep valley and camouflaged with fruit trees on it's perimeter side.
They dished out all types of classic Cantonese cuisine.

p/s-Part of it's cement flooring is a bit uneven with some very visible crack which from my point of view is dangerous and may cause some movement of the earth especially during the rainy season.

Anyway the delicious food allayed all of our fear.

Parking is a breeze.

The front of the restaurant.

Poached free range chicken (1/2 portion)-meat with yellow skin from corn fed chicken-well muscled and meaty served with boiled Brussels sprout plus 2 plates of Ginger and deep fried Shallots dip-Rm30/.

Spongy Fish maw and gelatinous Sea cucumber served with boiled Broccoli-would like it better with more gravy!-Rm30/

Steamed Sea prawns (400gms)-very fresh, sweet, juicy, succulent and generously sized came garnished with shred Spring onion and Ginger-Rm36/.

Stir fried Tin Chat vegetable with sliced garlic-smooth, a bit slimy and some hints of bitterness-good for health!-Rm8/

Total bill: Rm113/
Location: 15, Jalan Batalong,
Continental Park,
off Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


It was raining earlier in the afternoon and the evening weather was perfect for eating steamboat, alfresco style in Damansara Village Steamboat Restaurant in Kg Sg Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya.

We have been here a number of times and the fresh and live seafood kept beckoning us back for more!

Today we have Mindy, Sam and Mike for company.

We ordered the Rm114 set which was just nice for the five of us.

Appetizer-tossed steamed peanuts with star anise and shallots.

The ingredients for the seafood set-fish ball, foo chow fish ball, crab stick, vegetarian fish ball, quail egg, beancurd sheet, fish paste noodle, lots of Chinese long cabbage....etc

Fresh live Flower crabs.

Fresh live red snapper.

Fresh alive and kicking grass prawns.

Cooked prawns.

Fresh Clams

Cooked Clam.

Enjoying the meal.

Total bill:Rm150/
Location:1067, Jalan Jenjarum,
Kg Sg Kayu Ara, off Jalan SS 23/10,
Petaling Jaya.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


This is the second time we are patronizing this restaurant.

The first was a gastronomic disaster, when we ordered a lunch set for 6 persons, when there was only the three of us.

It was not that the food was bad but the portions was too generous.

Today, after the experience we ordered a set for 3-4 persons.

The food was consistent and the prices were very affordable plus the soup of the day was free!

Steamed Grass Carp with chopped Ginger-expected the Fish belly but got the tail portion instead-was fresh and smooth in texture.

Stir fry Choy Sam-the stalk was plumb and crunchy-leafy too.

Stuffed fish paste Bean curd skin, Eggplant and Red Chillies-filled with sweet bean paste gravy.

Clay pot 3 Cup Chicken-was well marinated and tender and full of Basil leaves flavor.

Preserved Chinese mustard soup with White bean curd, strips of lean pork and tomatoes-soup was tangy with silky smooth white bean curd.

Location map.

Total bill:Rm45/
Location:96-G, Jalan 4/91,
Taman Shamelin Perkasa,