Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fong Lye Taiwan restaurant, Desa Sri Hartamas KL

Went to the Fong Lye "mothership" at Hartamas, for New Year's Eve dindins and it was excellent as always! Thanks to TC for the treat :-) Cheers, mate.

Add: Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant @ 9, Ground Floor, Plaza Prismaville Jalan 19/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL
Tel: +603 6201 7998

Other branches:
1) Mid Valley City shop
Add: Lot T208, 3rd Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL
Tel: +603 2282 8699
2) Imbi shop
Add: 94 Jalan Imbi, KL
Tel: +603 2145 6061

Here is a review of my previous visit to this eatery.

Excellent yin-yang themed starter and interesting vege dish to follow...

Tender duck, delicious! Seng Kuah tofu was good too.

Si chi (Lion's head!???) soup .... Deeeelicious. Hmm, can't remember what the other dish was, but it was all tasty!

Perfectly fried mah-you fish!

Pork ribs.... and the awesome basil-infused ginger-laden Three Cup Chicken, their signature dish!
To wash down the meal, fruits and the BEST limonade aka lemonade.
RM$650 for the 12 of us, including about 8 Tiger beers.
Happy New Year's eve, one and all!!

Modesto's Easy Pizza, Plaza Damas at Sri Hartamas

Located: Ground Floor, Plaza Damas

Simply average pasta, which was very quick to arrive, I had the Spaghetti Bolognaise. About RM$13 inclusive of taxes.

What was most shocking...
I was observing the 2 waitering staff, wolf-whistle and taunt a young girl who was walking past the pharmacy opposite :-(

Ipoh Slice Chicken Hor Fun - Next to Weng Hing at Imbi, KL

Add: Next door to Weng Hing Coffee Shop - 183, Jalan Imbi, KL
This coffeeshop is located next to the legendary pork noodles known as Weng Hing.

Smooth Chicken Slices Hor Fun ... and the Pork Balls in soup were excellent too, with just a hint of minced cuttlefish.

Thanks to L for the New Year treat :-) and for recommending this place ... here's to more good food in the year to come!

ps. Fu Chuk Yee Mai, simply average...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year from Coco the Wonderdog!

Coco the Wonderdog wishes one and all...


Stevie Gerrard of Liverpool in the news - Whiston, Merseyside!

A clip from The Star today (31st December 2008) ...

Why am I remeniscing?
I remember my days in the UK, when I worked at ... Whiston!

New Year's Eve breakies with dad ... Wah Chai, Bukit Tinggi Klang

Add: Wah Chai Kopitiam, Lorong Batu Nilam 1D

Sharing New Year's eve breakfast with my dad ... this is the life :-)

Happy Birthday, J @ leveL7even, KL Hilton

leveL7even - Sophisticated Urban Multi-Event Venue
KL Hilton @ KL Sentral

Happy Birthday J :-) What a birthday bash!


Happy Birthday, J!

A bit of finger food anyone?

Beautifully presented food ...

Macallan 18 flowed all night ... hmm, whose Cosmo is that :-)

Gosset - Grande Reserve ... Cheers!

Nikon D700 and Creative Lighting System (CLS)

This is the Nikon D700 :-)

The Nikon D700 is a full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera introduced by the Nikon Corporation in July 2008. It uses the same 12.1 megapixel "FX" CMOS image sensor as the Nikon D3, and is Nikon's second full-frame digital SLR camera.
The D700's full-frame sensor allows the use of non-DX F-mount lenses to their fullest advantage, with no crop factor. (When a DX lens is mounted on the D700, only a DX-sized portion of the camera's sensor is used.) It bears a physical similarity to the Nikon D300.

The Si-fu!

Crash course in CLS (Creative Lighting System), with the use of a SB-800 and SB-900 Speedlights!

Joining in the fun!
More details from Wikipedia about this magnificent camera!
Nikon's 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor
Two Live View shooting mode (hand-held and tripod modes)
Continuous Drive up to 5 frames per second (8 frames per second with the optional MB-D10 Multi-power Battery Pack. )
Nikon's Scene Recognition System, utilizing the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Approx. 95% Viewfinder Frame Coverage
Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module featuring 51 AF points with 3D Focus Tracking
Electronic rangefinder function compatible with manual focus AI/AIs lenses using any of the 51 AF points
Active D-Lighting (3 levels: Low, Normal, High or Auto)
3-inch LCD with 920,000-dot (VGA) resolution and a 170° ultra-wide viewing angle ISO sensitivity 200 - 6400 (100 - 25600 with boost)
Magnesium alloy weather sealed body for dust and moisture protection
Nikon F-mount lenses 10 lens presets per user profile to improve program functions for non-CPU lenses and to include EXIF information
Aperture sensing ring on the body for readout of AI/AIs manual focus lens aperture settings
Built-in Sensor cleaning system
Built-in flash with 24mm lens coverage
Nikon’s i-TTL flash control Support for the Wireless Transmitter WT-4/4A
HDMI HD video output