Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Merdeka, Coco!

Welcome home ... Coco :-)

Special tong sui ... home made of course!

Coco sniffing about ...

HAPPY MERDEKA from all of us :-)

Merdeka Tim Sum at Imperial Palace, Klang

Add: 4627-4633, Wisma AMI, Jalan Gambus 2, Taman Desawan, Klang
Tel: +603 3323 1917
Located: Opposite AEON-Jusco Bukit Tinggi Mall, Klang

Was surprised at how the quality of timsum (and how the food was NOT piping hot!) had deteriorated here ... not sure if it was caused by lack of staff or the usual chef on Merdeka Day? It was rather expensive too, by its own standards judging from my many previous visits here, at just over RM$50 for our meal (4 persons).. Wonder if that was caused by Merdeka Day surcharge!!? Inflation perhaps?

Ginseng Chicken - Good!
Fish ball - Average.

Beancurd skin roll - Good
Pai kuat - Didn't try this, dad ate it all!

Brinjal - Poor
Porridge with century egg - Ask dad!

Loh mai kai - Good stuff!
Char siew pao - Very poor

Yeong Lat Chew (Stuffed fish in chilli) - Poor

BMW E63 M6 in Klang

Spotted at a set of traffic lights in Klang ... So darn sweeeeeet! Check out those AC rims as well, and what is likely to be REAL brembo calipers!

The new BMW M6 concept made its debut at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It is based on the BMW E63/E64 6-Series, introduced in 2004.
It shares the same 5.0 L V10 S85 engine and SMG III gearbox with the E60 M5, and produces 507 hp (373 kW) / 384 ft·lbf (521 Nm).
BMW claims it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds (0-60 mph: 4.1 s [Road & Track [2/06]) and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). With the limiter removed, the top speed can reach 330 km/h (205 mph). [3]
The M6 has the same 'power button' as the M5 which modifies the throttle response. From ignition, the car delivers 399 hp (298 kW), but engaging the button allows the full 500 hp (370 kW) in the US (507hp in Europe). It weighs 3770 lb (1710 kg) thanks to a carbon fibre reinforced plastic roof panel as well as thermoplastic front wings, aluminum doors and bonnet and compound boot lid.
The carbon fiber and other light materials are used in places like the bumpers and roof that are far from the centre of gravity and/or high up, so that they not only reduce the overall weight but improve the handling by reducing, respectively, the moment of inertia and the centre of mass height.

Nero Vivo, Bukit Ceylon / Bukit Bintang KL - Happy Merdeka!

Add: 3A, Jalan Ceylon, KL
Tel: +603 207 03120

HAPPY MERDEKA everyone!!!

Really large platter of starters .. Mediterranean vegetables etc on one, and Seafood on the other.

Nothing spectacular about the pizza.

Excellent cod ... perfectly pan-friend and seared.

Great lasagna!

The beef was incredible ... Loved the reduction sauce.

Pannacotta ... was rather dissapointing, and not balanced at all. Overwhelmed by the deep dark chocolate sauce.

Gin and Tonic with a splash (and more!) of Cranberry juice.

Prosecco ...

Not limoncello, but similar ... orange cello!
Wikipedia Limoncello is traditionally served chilled as an after dinner digestivo...
There are a number of similar liqueurs produced within and outside of Italy. Some are slight variations, some use lemon juice as well, and some use other citrus fruits. These include Limoncino, Limonello, and Limonetta or even Crema di Limoncello which is made with milk, or milk products, to give a creamy texture. Also common is a liqueur made in the same fashion, but using Mandarin oranges, called Mandarino.

Wasn't a big fan of this rather sharp, RM$170, white wine, a Pinot Grigio Chardonnay.

Friends just hanging out ... and chilling!

Wishing one and all ... HAPPY MERDEKA! Malaysia is 51 today :-)

QTF1 spotted in Klang

Nice '1' plate Sarawak registered Land Rover Freelander TD4 spotted in Klang :-)

ps - Dad said it would have been cooler if it was ... WTF1 , heh heh cheeky!

Namaste Indian cuisine, Taman Tun Dr Ismail TTDI

Add: NAMASTE INDIAN RESTAURANT, 4 Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL
Tel: 03-7724 1195
Opening hours: Opened every day, 7am - 11pm

An ol' friend who was back from the UK commented that she didn't see much indian food in my blog ... Hmm, you are right SM! So, we set out to try this family-favourite restaurant of hers, and it didn't dissapoint in the slightest ... Well balanced food (Different from much of the Indian food I was used to i.e. over-powering!), in a quiet (Don't see many patrons here, most of the time!) environment, and generally just a nice place to have a meal!

Their piece de resistance ... wonderful Chicken Briyani. About RM$13-14.

This is where the chicken is ... hidden under the rather large bowl of rice. Tender and beautifully marinated, excellent!

Mama fish curry ... Nice! Again, not overly sour.

I never go to an Indian without having ... Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower with Potatoes). Pretty good too!

Garlic Naan (Just over RM$4) - Nice accompaniment to the food, but I much prefered the briyani rice ... yummm.

SM's cuppa tea, Teh Masalla I think. Thanks for the treat, and for the catch up ... bon voyage :-)