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Dim Sum Kitchen @ Damansara Uptown

I got the job! I’m super duper happy. I’m starting in May (which grandma’s not so happy about) but at least, I have a job. But the unfortunate thing is that a company that I REALLY REALLY wanted, and submitted my CV for, called today for an interview. But the branch is too far for me. Plus, a bird in hand, is better than none!

We had lunch at Dim Sum Kitchen at Uptown Damansara (it’s the same row as HSBC)

I have to say, their Cantonese style mee hoon (RM5.80) is one of the best. Unfortunately, we forgot to mention fish only, but still, i loved it!

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My fav is the bihun which is super crispy. Also, they don’t drench it with the gravy, so it takes a while before it becomes soggy. Thus, I can enjoy the crispiness. The gravy is a tad thick, but still tasty.

This shop also serves up economy rice during lunch time and it gets sold out pretty quick. We were there about 1-ish, alot of the dishes were gone. I had to have some veggies, so this is what i had for RM2.50

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Curry potato (with chicken, but I didn’t take any – lent), spinach – slightly too old, and fried egg!

a happy lunch because of the good news!

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“spesial”

After a nap, the bf, me & gramps were planning to attend daily mass before dinner. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any due to some CDD anniversary. So we went for dinner @ Murni at Aman Suria.

By the way, I found out that Murni’s Cafe @ Kepong belongs to them as well.

Anywho, since we were super early, there wasn’t any nasi campur yet, so I had myself an omelette special.

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Yum. It could’ve been a tad saltier, but fine with me. It had ham and mushroom inside with a side of fries. Fries weren’t hot though. Was cold by the time it got to my table. RM5. It was cheaper when they first started off ,and the portion was much bigger. But oh well. I’ll still come back here for the good teh tarik. 😉

Murni Discovery,

Aman Suria

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Sunday blues

After a good workout, I had lunch with gramps @ SS2 Hong Lim Teochew porridge shop.

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Grandma was daring to order the fish, which thankfully cost RM5.50 only. Once, we ordered one which burned a RM15 hole in grandma’s wallet!

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Brinjals – This time around, it wasn’t too salty = good.

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Choy poh (preserved vegetable) – yummy especially when eaten with rice. Not salty actually, rather sweet.

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Choy Koek (another type of preserved veg – too sour for my liking

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Tofu and Salted vegetables.

Total came up to RM22, I guess we expect these kinda prices for teochew porridge. At least I had my brinjals to enjoy!

We went to Giant to check out the good deals they had – Shower foam refills for a dollar and toothpaste for a dollar! But they were gone by the time we were there. And it was only afternoon. Giant should make sure they have sufficient stock when they want to have such promos!

Anyways, I went to Borders @ Curve to wait for the BF to get off work. Sadly, he missed the 4.30 bus, and I waited for another hour for him. Magazines and lattes make great company!

When he finally arrived, we went to KRR – Kenny Roger’s Roasters. I wanted to use a RM 5 voucher I go from the new “B” Card.

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I had me a Quarter meal with Corn & Carrot, Garlic Parsley Potato and Garden Pasta salad. it didn’t really meet my expectations, as the chicken didn’t taste that good. The meat itself, I would say, wasn’t well marinated. The corn and carrot was good. But the other two sides disappointed me. The potato I felt would have been SO MUCH better if it was more caramelized. I saw brocs in the pic of the Garden Pasta Salad, but none in mine! 😦

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Dear had the same but different sides. Banana muffin and vanilla muffin which we took home.

The best best best part of the night was:

Lecka-lecka! I had Orero’s flavour, but I miss the Famous Amos flavour. Sadly, I thought the Mystyle promo was still on, but I bought the voucher, and turned out that Lecka-lecka had cancelled it, but Mystyle didn’t take any action.

But ice-cream makes anyone happy! Especially eating with the one you love.

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Loong Foong Restaurant, PJ

Tonight’s dinner was planned to be @ Loong Foong Restaurant in PJ, right next to SIC.

Before mass, i had an apple and some grapes in the car to tide my hunger..

And soon enough, the dinner I was looking forward too.. a dinner with SOFT SHELL CRABS!

That’s the only reason we chose Loong Foong for my birthday dinner pre-birthday dinner! 8th is the actual date.

My aunt had pre-ordered the day before..

We didn’t have to wait long for our food.

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While waiting, however, we did snack on some “keropok”. This is actually included in the dinner, thus we ate it. normally, we just ask them to take it away.

While waiting, i took some shots as well!

 

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My grandparents.. (they only LOOK loving, you should see it when they fight!)

 

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I made the BF promise that one of my birthday presents would be that he should give in to me wanting to take pics together. He’s not a big fan of the camera..

 

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Soon enough, food came!

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“Sei tai tin wong”. Basically, it’s four different kinds of beans. But i think this only had two (??). Stir’-fried with salted fish!! BRINJALS!!! Was tasty!! And not oily.

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Emperor chicken. They used Kampung chicken for this. which is good, means it wasn’t injected with hormones and it had a good life running here and there. Smile But sad when it was slaughtered. Sorry chicken. But you were tasty. They marinated you well, and you were tender though you were a Kampung chicken.

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Yam basket, which i know, looks a bit retarded, but it’s only because we dug into it. (my family are termites when it comes to eating). This was quite a big portion. Was quite good, but i would have preferred if breast was used for the chicken. They also included water chestnuts in the mix, which is rare in other restaurants.

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What i’ve been waiting for!! Soft shell crab! Loong Foong is known for it’s soft shell crab. I know it’s an oily dish because it’s deep fried (the only way to eat it to me). But it’s once in awhile! It was crispy, but maybe not salty enough. Eaten with the chilli, it was better! I thnk i had 1/2 of this plate? Not many in the family likes it. (By the way, one large plate costs RM35.

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Seng Kua tofu. Sorry to say, i didn’t have any of this. With SO MANY dishes, it was hard to try everything without getting overstuffed. Plus, i was eyeing the soft shell crab.

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Choy Tam (Brussel Sprouts) in Thai Style. Strange to me as it was thai style. I’m more used to the chinese way of garlic stir-fry.

Other dishes of which i forgot, or couldn’t snap a photo of in time were the Lotus rice (which was REALLY good according to the fam, and the birthday noodles. Oh, and we also ordered a Sweet and sour wish, on promo for RM15 for large i think!

Rice (white rice), tea, and a small dessert of longan and cincau was free. The bill came to about RM183.30. Reasonable as the food was well-liked among the family. We may come back here for regular/normal dinners (without the expensive soft shell)

Food: 8/10 | Price: 7/10 | Service: 7/10 | Ambience: 6.5/10

Loong Foong Restaurant (Next to SIC)

Off LDP Highway ( Taman Mayang )
4 , Jalan SS 25/23 ,
47301 Petaling Jaya

We proceeded back home for cake!

Remember the tiramisu i was talking about?

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Fine, i know it’s not the best in appearance, but when you taste it…… *lost for words as it’s so good!*

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Happy birthday to me!

The alcohol wasn’t overpowering. just a tinge, which was PERFECT! So creamy, sinful. well not that sinful as it was cream cheese. healthier than cream? Smile

I really have to say thanks to my ex-boss @ Bel Pasto for the wonderful cake!

I didn’t take a pic of the slice but i have leftovers, and have a feeling i’ll be having another soon!

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Claypot Chicken Rice

Saturday dinner was @ Restoran Gafan.. When we reached, there was lots of people seated and waiting for their food.. so it would mean OUR food would come even later. well it eventually came..

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Deep fried beancurd (RM10). I didn’t really like it cos the texture was strange. Too crumbly..

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Claypot chicken rice with salted fish.. Akak Carol and Jean ordered this too (me and dunstan shared this).

I realised that the way they cook it is the rice before the sauce. so it kinda makes the rice at the bottom not filled with the sauce. 😦

I just realised i didn’t take pic of anything else. but we did order a plate of vege, two more claypot rice..

It came to RM80!!! So pricy. plus i didn’t think it was very ABSOLUTELY nice. it was ok. again, i didn’t like that not much of my rice was covered with sauce.

Food: 6.5/10 | Price: 5.5/10 | Service: 6.5/10 (food was slow) | AmbiencE: 6/10

Restoran Gafan
11, Jalan 20/13,
Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya.
Tel:017-608-3228/019-435-8999.

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Waterlily @ Mutiara Tropicana

Warning: The pics in this post have horrible lighting, blame it on the lighting in the restaurant cos it was dim. but the lighting made the ambience that much more better.

Dinner was a tad more special + Akak Jack was spending. 😉 Thanks!!!

Waterlily is a Balinese restaurant/Bistro, with a great ambience, serving HUGE (but expensive) portions of balinese food!!

Believe me when i say portions are HUGE

This is Nasi with chicken (1/2 chicken)

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I didn’t try this but i did try that side dish of tempeh and beans.. it was bland.. and also the kangkung, which was SUPER Spicy!! the borders of my lips were burning for about 15 mins!

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Grilled Chicken salad. The rempeyek was way too thick. i think it’s painful to the teeth!

The sauce- wonderful! for those who like spicy! This was not overly spicy though. I love the sesames in the sauce!

And of course, the fried onions!!

Well, i’m not a fan of raw vege, so i didn’t really finish the vege (but akak jean helped!)

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Akak Jean and Akak Jack shared a Nasi Campur (RM33) so did gramps.

It was big enough for two! Came with some fish satay, fish, squid, prawns, rempeyek, chicken, kangkung, rice, vege (kangkung)

The fish was AMAZING!!!!! it was so flavourful! Grilled squids were so soft too!!!! never ate such soft ones before. i didn’t try the rest though

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This is cumi cumi gorend, which is fried squid. It was not worth the money though. Akak thinks the nasi campur had more squid than this. The squid was soft though. tasty. but really small portion. Lots of bits of batter..

Came with a side of potatoes..

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ES campur, in other words, Balinese version of ABC.

Filled with all sorts of fruits from bananas to jackfruit. My aunt said it tasted like pina colada.

Overall, the food is quite good, but pricy.. maybe one meal can be shared by two.

Food: 8/10 | Price: 6/10 | Service: 6.5/10 | Ambience: 8.5/10

The Waterlily Bistro
No. 11-G, 11-1, 11-2 (3 floors)
Jalan Mutiara Tropicana 3,
Mutiara Tropicana
474110 PJ.
03 – 7803 6603

I finished HArpers island by staying up till 1am! you would never expect that the guy would be the killer!!!

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Saravanaa Bhavan

Dinner during CHINESE new year- INDIAN vegetarian restaurant : you gotta love MAlaysia for food! lol.

Since most chinese shops were closed, dinner was @ Saravanaa Bhavan @ PJ State.

The menu is quite extensive, but the vegetable dishes are a minimum RM8 for a small bowl..

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These are the vegetable dishes

Top lefte: Chickpea curry- was a fav among the aunts. but spicay! not as spicy as…

Bottom left: Cauliflower- it was hot! i think they put chilli padi inside!!! So spicy till my mouth was burning.

Top right: Vegetable curry- quite nice, and less spicy than the other two.

Bottom right: Minced roasted eggplant. i just don’t like the idea that it’s mashed. but i guess that’s Indian food for ya. quite tasty though cos of the sweetness from the eggplant.

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“Chicken briyani” which grampa and akak carol ordered. the rice was good. and the chicken which was fake had a good texture..

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“Tomato omelette”. it didn’t hit me that it was supposed to taste like an omelette, which it didn’t. it was quite nice though. made out of chickpea flour. on the right are condiments which can be eaten with tosai or any other dish.

 

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Ghee Tosai, but it wasn’t crispy enough to me. the ghee made it very fragrant though!

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There’s chapatti in case you’re wondering. i didn’t try any though .. =.=

Overall food was ok, but it was too pricy. ( and too spicy, not recommended for those who can’t take spicy foods!) Inclusive of another veg briyani, the bill came to RM90!!!! o.o

Food:7/10 | Price: 5/10 | Ambience: 6/10 | Service: 7/10

7, 52/2 Jalan Sultan, Petaling Jaya, 46200, Selangor | 03 7954 1755