Thursday, August 31, 2006
Restoran Gembira, Seksyen 3 in Shah Alam
Update from QuirkyMalaysia.com
Add: 2, Jalan beringin 3/13, Shah Alam.
GPS: 3.075820, 101.509134
RM$2 per pack (Extra 50 cents for a 'Fried Egg' upgrade) ... Sotong, Rendang Chicken, and other variants ALSO available, but I prefer the 'Biasa' ... A sweet version of nasi lemak which is a great way to kick-start the day! However, there have been many 'reports' of Restoran Gembira being inconsistent in the levels of sweetness, but I think it's alright! Pleasant and efficient service, and they serve a mean glass of Teh Ais as well ... very good!
1st September 2006 aka the day after Merdeka Day (National Day)
Check out the photo of my local Indian barber (Located adjacent to Restoran Gembira - RM$8 for a hair-cut, can't go wrong with that!) with his patriotic Jalur Gemilang draped outside ...
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
27th August 2006
Shiang Hee Seafood 'Tai-Chau'46 Jalan 8/62A, Bandar Menjalara, Kepong, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone +6019 326 8782
Sale! Sale! RM$20 for 1kg of 'yoke-hai' aka meat crab ... we had the Marmite Crab, YUM!Also had veges (yau-mak), lam-yue pork ribs, and sizzling to-fu. Nice!
Merbau Gallery in Neil Road, near Chinatown, Singapore
More photos from the Singapore weekend
Yummy Scotts' Beef Noodles for lunch (Near Marriott / Tangs' on Orchard Road)
And finally, here are some photos of MAD MALAYSIAN DRIVERS on the nearly-5 hour journey home (Poor in comparison with smooth 3 1/2 hour drive on Saturday morning from Shah Alam - Serangoon in Singapore!) via the North-South Highway ... Little disregard for SAFETY and the ROADWORKS, tsk tsk tsk ....
Also, a photo of a new purchase from Singapore!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Interesting fact : Thasevi's turnover is almost SGD$950,000 a year
Interesting quote : Manager, Mr Yusoff, "We are a dollars and cents kind of business. A typical prata costs between 60 cents and a dollar, so there is no big money involved.Besides, having other branches will only rob Thasevi of its uniqueness.The identity of our prata is that it is Jalan Kayu prata. Anywhere else and it won't be special anymore."
AND, we even found a delicious Otak wholesaler next door ... At least one can have otak-otak whilst waiting 20 minutes for one's prata!
Where? Prego in the Westin Kuala Lumpur
More details? The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 199, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Wanna call up? +603-27138333
What is it? A multi-level Ristorante Italiano with stone Terazza,with two-level dining outlet overlooks their 'open kitchen' that houses a wood fired pizza oven, pasta counter and rotisserei.
What does it overlook? The vibrant Bintang Walk
What did I have? Calzone pizza
What's that? A calzone is a pizza folded over to close the topping on the inside, and since it resembles a large sock in shape that's what it's called - the word calzone means sock in Italian!
Was it Good? Yum! Moist! Tasty!
What was the best? The tiramisu and the wine ... A 2000 Aussie Shiraz, slurp!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Some goodies Whye Mun brought back from Ipoh for us ...
Then it was straight to dinner at the very delicious and fresh sea-food haven, Restoran Kebun Kelapa aka 'Yah Kah' in Pandamaran, Klang!
The damage? Tong-fun noodles = $10, Kai-lan = $10, Crab 'chilli/sweet-sour' style @ 1kg = $29, 'Begger' (Herbal / paper wrapped) chicken = $30, and Fresh-water prawns 'salt-style' = $37 ... Total including tea, peanuts, towels came up to a reasonable $129.90