Sunday, September 30, 2007
The new look is a little bare now. Please bear with us. There are still so much tweaking and fine-tuning to be done. That will certainly take a long while because there are so much to learn and we are on a trial and error roller coaster. If there is anyone out there who can help please do drop us a line...
Saturday, September 29, 2007
His name is Charlie.
He's a Gemini.
He's Chinese royalty.
And because of him, I finally believe in love at first sight.
I never thought I could love another after Sam. But Charlie's changed all that now.
We're as different as chalk and cheese, but when we met, it was like kismet.
I can spend all day just talking to him, hugging him, reveling in his company and just enjoying the fact that he makes me laugh. All the time.
Charlie's my Godson. I think I'm gonna get Charlie a Godbrother. Soon. Very soon.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Everything was right about this bowl of goodness, from the meaty mushroom to the perfectly cooked mee suah.
The aroma of the wine in the soup was intoxicating, yet so light and flavourful.
AND, the best part, I did not get the MSG syndrome like all mee suah eaten outside of home which never fail to give me a dose of heart palpitation and then, the need to drink gallons of water.
Another of my favourite, Foo Chow kon loh mee. This mee was laced with the most fragrant fried shallots and its oil. Very lightly seasoned but perfectly done. The chicken was smooth but too bad not corn-fed. Rm 4
They also serve a herbal chicken soup mee suah which I am dying to try. Next round!
Also in this shop, K found a very good creamy tomyam.
It had all the essential herbs and aroma.
The right balance of sourness, spiciness, heat, flavour and texture which he described as 'smooth'.
The prawns although small in size were very fresh and cooked just right.
For Rm 5.50 only they were very generous with the prawns and fish slices.
They also serve fish head noodle soup with 'ham choy' pickles ... Rm 5
or bitter gourd. Rm 5
This is the dish that brought us to the shop, stewed fish belly and stomach.
Betty told us about this great dish of fish somewhere in Inanam near the new bus terminal but could not remember the name of the shop.We were at the vicinity one morning and decided to check out the place but found so many coffee shops in that area.
Following my dad's rule of thumb, we sourced out the crowded shops.
Finding it was no problem but getting a seat was, it was full and with a few customers standing waiting for the next available seat. Settled for a roast shop next door that was lacklustre.
Undaunted, we try again few days later and finally, got our long awaited meals in this shop. So many good treats in one shop, no wonder it is always packed.
The coffee shop and the stall open 7 days a week but only for breakfast and lunch until about 3pm.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
So, to minimize the depression this Mooncake Festival, I was determined to have a good dinner.
Here's where Kura Japanese Restaurant at the One World Hotel (next to One Utama) comes in.
The food was AMAZING and my sadness was lifted.
I'll let the pictures do the talking.
Crab stick salad in a miso base, with lots of salmon roe. To die for. (RM30)
The set we ordered normally comes with both tuna and salmon sashimi. but since i don't like tuna, they were very happy to change it to salmon which was amazingly fresh and tasty.
Sashimi and tempura came as part of a set dinner. (RM48)
A very happy me.And some mooncake, at home. I've finally gained some sort of willpower and stopped eating 3 whole mooncakes at one go.
Zhung Chiew Jie Kuai Le, everyone.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Longan (龍眼-dragon's eye)
Words failed me here, so I'll let this picture speaks for itself.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Got these lovely fruits from Pit Fung, my sister who resides in Tuaran. Cempedak, longans and seedless guava are all from her friends' backyard. The local oranges are from the backyard of Mr. Pang, a friend from Keningau and the custard-apple from our own backyard. We are truly blessed.
Peel the outer skin to get at these luscious fruits.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
A chirashizushi set with cold soba and pickles
Sansai 山菜 soba (mountain vegetable noodle)
Very good miso ramen
Prawn tempura udon
Unagi with rice
Sauteed pork with mushroom and onions
All that plus a round of latte and green tea ice cream. The waiting time did feel shorter when the palates were busy.
Phew! At last, dished out all the goodies from our Japan trip. While doing these postings, it was like back in Japan again. Two trips for the price of one, not bad!
K and Jo
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Okonomiyaki is sometimes referred to as a Japanese pancake or pizza. The batter and ingredients like vegetables, seafood and eggs are fried on both sides on a hot plate (teppan).
She topped it with a sauce (like Worcestershire sauce but thicker and sweeter - very similar to tonkatsu sauce), shredded nori, bonito flakes and Japanese mayonnaise. Yummy!!
There was a queue at the front of this restuarant and was packed when we first walked past and to us, packed means good food and a must-try. It has a take-away counter at the side and we tried some of its fare to whet our appetite...
K had the pork belly ramen. He didn't think much of the soup and I know why, he only like his ramen with miso-based soup.
The bar area
The izakaya quaint interior.
A most refreshing cold tofu dish with soy and garnished with chopped ginger, leek and dried bonito flakes.
Hidagyu again. Can't seem to get enough of these. Grilled to medium rare - so tender and juicy with every bite.
A grilled fish.
Do as the Japanese do in Japan--drink! This sake was cold and really good (we were told that only in winter or if the sake is of inferior quality that it is drank warmed).
A lovely cold Sapporo beer.