Sunday, December 23, 2012

Food Foundry.

An evening meal , just the two of us.

Everyone in the family seems to be busy towards year end.

Some are busy with work while others are on holidays.

Food Foundry is located just a stone thrown away from our house.

We took a leisure walk there for this meal.


Aglio Olio Pasta-with bits of grilled red capsicum, olive oil and the pasta was el-dente-Rm18/

Ham and Cheese croquettes-with mayonnaise dip-crisp skin-good finger food-Rm11/

Chicken Chop with black pepper and toped with brown sauce served on the side with blanched broccoli, cauliflower and mashed potato-well marinated and tender -Rm19/

Vanilla Mille Crepe to end the meal-Rm9/

Total bill:Rm64/
Location:BG-8, Happy Mansion,
Jalan 17/13, Petaling Jaya.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ah Park Teo Chew Porridge @ Paramount Garden.

After a weekend of sumptuous food, we need to "de-tox" or when we are not felling well, eating porridge is the answer.

Eating porridge in a group is so appetizing and fun.

More dishes are ordered and  everyone get to eat a bit of everything.

Ah Park Teo Chew Porridge have all the home cooked types of dishes to entice us.

Parking is bearable.

Fried Cai Poh (preserved salted radish) with egg- finely chopped - well fried-Rm4/

Salty Chicken Drumstick-not as salty as it's name implies-tender and served with thinly sliced cucumber-Rm8.90/

Braised Chicken (whole leg) and Braised  pig big intsestines-some of us are put off with the smell of the intestines-the tender chicken was most welcome in taste and the star anise/cinnamon are not overpowering-Rm8.90.

Steamed minced pork/cai poh with salted Duck's egg-Rm6/

Coi Hiong Tofu-deep fried tofu are crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside-topped with finely chopped chillies and dried shrimps-Rm8/

Blanched  Choy Sam-green and stemmy-Rm6/

Deep fried Anchovies with roasted peanuts-my fave- goes well with porridge-Rm3/

Porridge with orange and purple sweet potato-Rm2/bowl.

Total bill:Rm57/
Location: 11, Jalan 20/13,
Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Chilis@Citta Mall.

 Guest Blog Post by Michelle.

My grandmother do not like to eat Western food except for Betty's Midwest Kitchen (for their porky dishes).

This weekend-when she had gone to Singapore for holidays.

My family and I took the opportunity to eat out @ Chilis @ Citta Mall.

A mall with more restaurants than other businesses.

Parking is free.

Triple Dipper-a combination of three appetizers-generous portions of chicken crispers (well and thickly battered )-wings over buffalo (would be better without the squeeze of lemon ) and South western eggrolls (crispy )-three stalks of celery with three types of sauces for dipping-Rm29.95/

Cajun Club Sandwich-a traditional club sandwich with a kick-stacked high with smoked lean chicken meat-topped with beef bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheese, jalapenos, lettuce and tomatoes plus French fries-garlicky toast-Rm27.95/

Chicken Club Tacos-grilled mesquite chicken breast with ancho-chile ranch dressing, diced tomatoes, mixed cheese and finely chopped fresh lettuce plus guacamole and served with rice and black beans (not a good combination for me )-Rm25.95/

Monterey Chicken-well marinated grilled chicken breast with BBQ sauce, beef bacon, cheese and lots of diced tomatoes-served with mashed potatoes with black pepper gravy and blanched broccoli-Rm28.95/

 Total bill:Rm170/
Location:G-01 & G-02, Ground Floor,
Citta Mall,
1, Jalan PJU 1A/48, PJU 1A, 
Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pan Heong Restoran.

My niece, Mun came to our house for a sleepover with a planned day trip to Bentong, the next day.

Next we met up with my daughter Mindy and her hubby Sam@ Pan Heong Restoran for lunch.

Pan Heong is a bustling restaurant with a coffee shop feel.

 As no reservations is allowed, we waited awhile and were unlucky to get a number 24 table, right besides the aisle where food are delivered up and down.

But the good, tasty and affordable food made up for all the jostling and scrapping of neighboring chairs

Parking is bearable.

Sliced meaty Loong Tan fish Porridge-more like Cantonese porridge-smooth and gooey-topped with a sprinkling of white pepper, sesame oil, deep fried shallots and chopped spring onion-would love it better with some coriander leaves-Rm19.00

Stir fried Yau Mak with garlic-fresh with a crunch-Rm9.50/

Deep fried Nam Yee Chicken-well marinated - very fragrant with choice cut of chicken wing and drumstick-Rm15.50/

Deep fried fishpaste stuffed foo chuk (beancurd sheet)-crunchy, crackling and springy-Rm7.20.

Lor Mee with two big sized  river prawns and Choy Sam-the homemade mee was gooey and eggy-the prawn was fresh with lots of roe at the head-must be eaten fast to prevent it from turning soggy-Rm50/

Mee Goreng-mamak style with sliced fish cake, egg, shrimp, Choy Sam and topped with deep fried shallots-a squeeze of the calamansi added a twist of tanginess to the mee-Rm 6.50/

Kow Yok mee hoon with Choy Sam-chunky braised pork belly and well marinated with just the right wetness to hold the mee hoon-my favorite-Rm17.00/

Total bill:Rm132/
Location: 2, Jalan Medan Batu Caves 2, 
Selayang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6187-7430.
8am-3:30 pm.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wedding Lunch of Iris Chow and Hoong Fong Chen@Sechuan Seafood Restaurant Sdn Bhd.

Chinese believes that the Year of the Dragon is a good year for marriages.

This beliefs give roaring businesses to Bridal Houses, Wedding Planners and Chinese restaurants in small towns and  cities all over the country..

This wedding lunch of my niece Iris Chow and her husband Hoong Fong Chen was held @ .
Sechuan@Teluk Intan, Perak.

The wedding lunch started on time, much better than those in the cities.

Was surprised with the food served - matching in taste, freshness, quality, quantity and much more cheaper in prices compared with those in KL or PJ.

 The lunch ended with mini ice-cream potong (bite sized) instead of sweet dessert and pastries.

 Parking is OK.

Six Treasures of Shark's fin scrambled egg, cuttle fish with rojak like sauce, bacon rolled with vegetables- pork chop, mango with smoked cuttle fish salad and spring roll-a great opening !!!

Double-boiled superior soup with whole chicken, mushroom, some shark fins, sea cucumber and sliced Abalone-full of nutrients and invigorating.

Assam Golden Promfret topped with sliced onion and mint leaves-very fresh and appetizing.

Black sea cucumber (look like prickly skin sea cucumber) stuffed with pork/prawn/carrot and fish paste spread with an oyster like brown sauce and served on the side with blanched broccoli -crunchy, gelatinous and full of collagen.

Two styles prawn-deep fried prawns with oats and mayonnaise deep fried prawn

Stir fried Vegetables with sweet  pea bean, bok choy, mushroom, carrot, vegetarian abalone and fish maw-a good accompaniment to the other dishes..

Fried rice with diced carrot, Chinese sausage, egg and topped with freshly chopped spring onion and deep fried Anchovies-fluffy.

A family pose with the bride and bridegroom.

Location: 1931, Jalan Maharaja Lela,
Teluk Intan, Perak.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Noble House@Jln Delima.

Wedding anniversaries are good occasions to rekindle loving and long lasting relationships.

I attended my second Uncle and Auntie's 60th wedding anniversary dinner @ Noble House.

All of their children with spouses/husband and grand children were there to celebrate the joyful occasion with them.

There were karaoke singing of love songs for the couple, the unwrapping of presents, the candle blowing and making a wish before the slicing of a cheesecake to end the simple dinner. 

I am envious of them as I am only at my 32nd wedding anniversary.

The food presentation are good and pleasing to the eyes.

Parking is bearable.

Noble House's Seafood three treasures-Scallop with smoked bacon pie (cheesey and flamed) -prawn with mango sauce (fresh and thick dip -wish I could have more )and Salmon cubes in zucchini boat (good crunch to the fresh Salmon)-a good appetizer.

Double-boiled Coral Shark's Fin in coconut with chicken meat and vegetable-the soup was very flavorful and full of nutrients-star of the night.

Braised whole Abalone (tender with every bite) sitting on a piece of silky smooth bean curd topped with grounded dried oyster and fatt choy and blanched broccoli -bathed with a thick brown abalone sauce.

Baked white Tuna fish with special sauce in a Dragon fruit boat-well pan fried, flaky with sesame topping and round white flesh scooped Dragon fruit at the bottom..

Fragrant crispy pork belly in Lettuce- julienned carrot, zucchini and spring onion-wrapped it up and chewed it -was a good exercise for the jaw- a bit salty to my liking.

Fresh water prawn with sang mee (a bit soggy when soaked too long, in superior prawn soup)-the prawn was of the right size but was not so fresh.

Deep fried sweet potato ball and deep fried sesame glutinous ball (served hot and warm) with chilled sweetened Aloe Vera and Longan.

Lemon Cheese cake-moist and fulfilling..

 Location:19, Jalan Delima,
off Jalan Imbi,
Kuala Lumpur.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Delicious Dinner 56.

A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Tao Yu Bak- pig trotter and pork braised in superior grade soy sauce with hard boiled eggs.

Vegetarian Lobak -Soya sheets rolled with sliced mushroom, julienne young bamboo shoot and celery and deep fried until golden brown.,

Fried Japanese Pumpkin with dried shrimp-full of natural sweetness.. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dragon-i @Setia City Mall.

Guest post by Michelle. 

Monday night  shopping trip to H&M@Setia City Mall for clothes and accessories to wear for my cousin sister's wedding next week.

After that we ended at Dragon i for dinner.

A nice and cosy Chinese restaurant with a great view of a shooting waterfall of the Park.

 As I am  not a rice eater, I ordered fried beef noodle to go with a few pieces of crunchy cucumber salad and a piece of xiao loong bao (Chinese soup/meat dumpling).

Overall it was a satisfying meal for the five of us.

Cucumber Salad- crunchy but too much vinegar..

Xiao Loong Bao.

Pork Chop rice with French bean serve in a wooden barrel.

Seafood La Mian with slices of fish, squid and shrimp.

My favorite fried thick La Mian with beef.

Vegetarian roast Goose.

Fried rice-fluffy and a bit oily.

Total bill:Rm134/
Location:Unit # UG-18,
Setia City Mall,
7, Persiaran Setia Dagang,
Bandar Setia Alam, Seksyen U13,
Shah Alam.