Friday, November 30, 2007

Wong Ah Wah ... Chicken wings at Jalan Alor ... again!

(After Black & Bling) Hmm, this gives me a sense of DEJA VU!
Click ... Duh, wasn't I just there last nite!
Yup, ordered the same excellent dishes (Chicken wings, Lam Yee pork ribs and excellent Siew Yoke Noodles) ... as well as Kam Hiong La La which was good too.

Happy Birthday Jess!

Celebration at Mizu in TTDI Plaza :-)

ps. Cupcakes were from Marmalade ... of course!

Mizu - Japanese Fine Dining, TTDI

Mizu Japanese Fine Dining - This was a celebration dinner:
i) We had 2 birthdays
ii) We were about to go for Black and Bling!
iii) It was a Friday nite ... TGiF!

Add: C-2-1, TTDI Plaza, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL.
Tel: +603 7728 6498 (I stand corrected, sorry for the mistake before - Jules, 1st Jan '08)
This is a newly opened establishment, all of 3 months young now.
They have a BV branch as well ... F6, First Floor, Bangsar Village1, Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru.

Interesting starter ... was it eggplant/brinjal? Perhaps!
Great sushi, I reckon the soft-shell crab and the salmon skin ones were some of the best I had EVER tasted! Endee had the interesting sea-urchin aka 'uni'.
Items we had ... Mizu Maki ($35), Soft Shell Crab Maki ($25), Salmon Skin Maki ($20), and ... Uni Sushi ($20 each x 2 = $40).

" Uni (oo-nee) is the Japanese name for the edible part of the Sea Urchin. While colloquially referred to as the roe (eggs), uni is actually the animal's gonads (which produce the milt and roe, sea urchins being hermaphrodites). Uni ranges in color from rich gold to light yellow, and has a creamy consistency that some love and is off-putting to others. It is nevertheless one sushi item that is in incredible demand around the world, which is reflected in its price. Sea Urchins are a rare treat for those who acquire a taste. Uni has a light, sweet, and somewhat fecund flavor. "

Other more 'standard' items we tried included 3 'mugs' (yes, they serve it in mugs) chawanmushi, mixed tempura and unagi-temaki.
Items we had ... Chawan Mushi ($10 x 3 = $30), Tempura Moriawase ($36). And, Umaki Tamago ($30).

Voila! Time for the mains ...
Piece de resistance ... the Foie Grais Fried Rice which I had ... incredible!
The gals chose the seafood fried rice and garlic fried rice, which were really tasty and full of 'fire' (powerful wok!) as well. Endee's Cha Soba was goooooood!
Items we had ... Seafood Fried Rice ($15 x 2 = $30), Garlic Fried Rice ($10), Foie Gras Fried Rice ($32). The Cha Soba was $22.

Other mains ... Chicken in teriyaki sauce, Beef and Salmon as well. All were excellent!
Items we had ... Beef Teriyaki ($48), Tori Teriyaki ($25), Grilled Salmon ($25).

Slurp! Couldn't leave without desserts ... Black sesame ice cream and Ocha (Green tea) ice cream. Hmm, interesting, they didn't charge us for the green tea, that's a nice touch!
Items we had ... Macha Ice Cream ($8), and Kurogoma Ice Cream ($8).

The meal for the 7 of us came up to just under 490 ringgit, good value considering it was a private room, great service and excellent food. Best japanese in town so far? Quite possibly!

Bluffy ... Welcome!

Here are some pix of a dear friend's children ... Bluffy and Tiffany :-)

Bluffy's a baby cocker-spaniel :-)

And Fatt Choy aka Tiffany is king of the house ... for now!

BMW UK-registration ... along the NKVE

Always nostalgic to see a UK registration on Malaysian soil...
This one happened to be a 2003-registered BMW 730Li from Vines of Guilford, UK on the NKVE!

Naughtiest car registration ... ever?

This car hails from Taman Tun Dr Ismail ... last time I saw it there, the owner was about, so I didn't wanna capture the moment, but I didn't falter this time at KLCC's car park :-)

Wong Ah Wah Chicken Wings and Siew Yoke Noodles ... Jalan Alor, KL

Supper at Jalan Alor following the James Morrison gig ...
Excellent Siew Yoke Mee, Pork ribs with Lam Yee, and of course the 'signature' Chicken Wings

News Straits Times describes Live&Loud KL ...

Here's a little write-up of the gig I attended at KLCC, from New Straits Times ...

KUALA LUMPUR: The week-long Live and Loud 2007 concert continued to draw the crowd last night with performances from local and international artistes.

Soulful Dayang Nurfaizah opened the Acoustic Night at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here with her hit song, Kasih, and Christina Aguilera's Hurt.

The night's performance continued with British singer James Morrison, whose good looks had the women asking for more.

The 23-year-old serenaded an estimated 2,000 fans with songs such as Wonderful World, The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore and You Give Me Something from his debut album Undiscovered.

The night ended with a performance by Australia's very own King of Ballads, Rick Price.
The 46-year-old crooner delighted fans with evergreen songs such as Heaven Knows and Not A Day Goes By.

Ju says...
Pity they got the sequence wrong!
Dayang opened, followed by Rick Price and it was James Morrison who finished off the Live and Loud performance. Hmm, did the writer actually go for the gig!?

James Morrison ... Live & Loud KL '07 @ KLCC

Live and Loud KL '07 @ the KLCC Plenary Hall 2
presents ... James Morrison!

Heh heh ... this guy was actually the Sound Check guy. Most of us thought it was James on stage!

Welcome to Malaysia, James! He was so entertaining all night, with little anecdotes between his numbers, and just loved shouting out "Te-ri-ma ka-sih!"
James brought the house down with "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore" and "You Give Me Something" .... "You give me something, That makes me scared alright, This could be nothing, But I'm willing to give it a try"
We were sat close to the stage all night, but during the final encore, everyone dashed stage-side, and we got up close and personal with James! Some mad fans even ran on-to the stage straight after to steal his water bottle ... Haha!

After the gig ...