Thursday, August 31, 2006

How to recognise my car!

In case you ever wanted a lift, here is how to recognise the DogMobile ;-)

Nasi Lemak, Restoran Gembira in Shah Alam

Nasi Lemak for breakies
Restoran Gembira, Seksyen 3 in Shah Alam

Update from
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

Kayu Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang @ SS2

29th August 2006

Check out that towering Roti Tisu!

Kayu Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang
157, Jalan SS2/6, Chow Yang SS2, Petaling Jaya Selangor 46000
Telephone: 03-78774764

Shiang Hee Seafood, Kepong

Dinner with Whye Mun, Christine and Kit
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!

Singapore trip - Happy Birthday Jan, Mad Malaysian Drivers

Happy 18th Birthday, Bunny!
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!

Congratulations Suz & Paul

Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799.
26th August 2006

Do check out (click for high-res scan) the well written tribute by Colin for Suz at the bottom of this blog!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Roti Prata at Jalan Kayu, Singapore

Breakfast in Singapore

Thasevi Food Eating House, 237/239 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799461 Tel: +65 6481 1941

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!

Prego at Westin KL

25th Aug 2006

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

Oops, I nicked Dave's glove!

Whye Mun, Dave, Rhonna, Adrian and myself were at the Bandar Utama driving range tonight ... and I came home with not ONE but TWO Titleist WeatherSof GTX gloves!?

Ooops ... which one is yours, Dave?

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Welcome Nathan Cheong, and Dinner at Restoran Kebun Kelapa

Congratulations Pui Kuen and Cousin Khoon!

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