Friday, December 30, 2005

Cheng Tong

I started eating this '清汤' (cheng tong mee) since I was a kid, at Macalister Lane (near the Hai An Kopitiam). The curry / cheng tong mee (加喱/清汤面) was run by two aunties and one uncle. The cheng tong (清汤) actually used the same ingredients as curry mee but the soup was 'clear'. Clear soup = cheng tong. See?!

This stall was no longer there anymore due to the owners have passed away. I missed them. I missed the cheng tong mee. I still remember that the auntie always let me sitting inside the stall there to shelter from the hot sun or rain. Some customers thought that I was their granddaughter ha!

Right now whenever I saw any stalls with the name of '清汤', it reminded me of them.

At Sungai Ara Cafe 22 here there is this stall serving both the curry mee and '清汤' also. I eat the '清汤' pretty often. It may not be of same taste but it brought back my memory on that long lost '清汤' . :)

cheng tong at Cafe 22

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

懒人煮蛋法(Lazy Egg)

This is actually a 'lazy' method to prepare水煮蛋 (boiled eggs). I would like to share with you this tip I learnt from 生活智慧王 (“Good Idea” - Taiwan show thru TVB8) last week. We have tried it out and it works so damn well! Extremely simple! No sweat!

1) Place two pcs of tissue papers inside the rice cooker and sprinkle them with water (not too wet).
2) Put in the eggs.
3) Close the lid and press "Cook" button.
4) Wait till the button jumps up.
5) The eggs are ready.

By using this method you will never have to worry whether the eggs are over-cooked (hard-boiled) or under-cooked. The egg yolks will turn out just nice, not too dry. (This is provided that you did not forget and leave them too long inside the rice cooker after cooked lah ok).

You don’t have to kor hui (jaga api) or kor chui (jaga air).

You don’t have to do any washings nor cleanings.

The speed is faster than using ordinary boiling method. This is because the water sprinkled will turn into steam and compressed inside the rice cooker to cook the eggs.

You can peel the egg shells off very easily.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Xmas Makan Festival

On Christmas Eve night, as usual we were invited by Heng to her place for makan festival. I always told her that I ate only turkey once in a year - that was at her place during this festival. Her family prepared a lot more dishes compared to past years. I guess they invited more guests this year?! They moved the venue to downstair near the car park there instead of the corridor outside their units. It was more spacious indeed.

I was lucky enough to be there - just early enough - to take the photos before some early birds started to serve themselves with the mouth-watering food.

Main Filling Stomach Dishes

Laksa & Tong Shui Corner

Kuih & Pastry

Side Dishes

Turkey & Gifts for Guests

Saturday, December 24, 2005


Kafe Crepes ~the ultimate pancake & ice-cream parlour~ at Persiaran Gurney is one of the regular places that we used to visit in the past.

banana & raisin crepe

penang special

expresso crepeFrom top to bottom : Banana & raisin crepe, Penang Special, Expresso crepe.

I recommend the 1st one.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

*~*~ Celebration ~*~*

On Friday night we exempt staffs were all treated at EQ - The View for dinner. It was hosted as a farewell + welcoming party.

We were kinda late to realize that the whole The View Restaurant was booked, solely for us - over 80 pax.

Semi buffet corner The View Ambience @ Semi Buffet Corner
Assorted Dessert Corner
The View @ Assorted Dessert Corner
Some close ups on what people took

Semi Buffet @ some close ups on what people took

Our main course got 5 choices (below):
Left (from top to bottom) - Sorbet, Tuna, Chicken
Right (from top to bottom) - Lamb Chop, Red Snapper, Steak

Main Courses
Lastly this cake was presented by EQ.
EQ The View Cake

Monday, December 05, 2005

Lok Lok

It’s been ages since I last ate Lok Lok. Last Saturday at the very last minute Wdy, CE and I drove down to Pulau Tikus to eat Lok Lok. Each of us only ate a few sticks as kae liao (加料) other than our main dish.

Whenever I asked them, “Ei, sek liao boey?”
They answered, “Sek liao” .
“Er…better sak ka ku lah hor?!” Then I would soak in again, waited a little bit longer. Ha!

1st thing - I was kia si lah, still haunted by the possibility / warning of introducing worms into my body.
2nd thing - we couldn’t help but kept watching out the “high cholesterol” food.

Our discussion went like this:
“Octopus oh, I already ‘mark’ it very long liao loh, but don’t dare to take nia.”
“Wahlau, how come all GREEN colour stick one (Green = most expensive one)? Only 1 to 2 plates with red or yellow colour one nia ah?”
“Wah, jiu hu ah! High cholesterol one loh. That siput also same.”.
“That plate is hae kor izzit?”
“Haha! Hae kor also you don’t know ah?!”
"You see? It shrinked until this small after cooked".
“Ai…all also high cholesterol one, seafood one, don’t know which one to choose?!”
“Aiyah, mai kuan a neh cheh lah, eat first lah.”
“Which is the one out of all these that got the highest cholesterol level uh?”
“Chiao nui!”
Mind you, that table still got another 3 ladies sitting together with us. Ha!

I guess the taukeh will sure ‘sapu’ us if he overheard this. *Grrrrrrrrr......*

Monday, November 28, 2005

The View, Tun Sardon

Last two days were our 放生日 (bro going overseas lah!) and therefore we had a whole 2 days of 吃吃喝喝玩玩乐乐 !

This Hill Town Restaurant is located at the Pemandangan Indah at Jalan Tun Sardon. We used to call it "The View" - one of the mountainbiking routes. We will cycle from Sungai Ara, go across the hill of Sungai Ara and come out at the mid of the Tun Sardon road. The killing part which I hate most of this trail is always this stretch of road cycling up until the place where you can see the view.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ronda Butterworth

On the way back, while passing through the Wolley Avenue (if not mistaken, I think this area which consists of the whole stretch of 3-storey shop houses is called so), I came across this Kocha Kopitiam (Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth). Hmm…its style was very much similar to the Old Town Kopitiam at Prai Megamall. Hence, we stopped by to try it out.

One glance at the menu, it offers wider range of choices than Old Town Kopitiam. It also serves 'proper' noodles and porridge. (Old Town Kopitiam serves nissin instant noodle right?! :) ) We ordered garlic bread, butter kaya roti, milo, teh o ais and classic kopi.

kocha kopitiam butter kaya roti The butter kaya roti uses Hai Lam Ma roti oh (a winning point).

garlic bread
Keep it up! Kocha Kopitiam!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Express Set Lunch

I seldom go out with colleagues for daily lunch coz I went back to Batu Maung for shower and lunch.

These two days were exceptual.

Yesterday was our Quarter Review day therefore I stayed. As usual all of us (the whole company employees) were treated lunch at canteen. This time there were malay chicken rice, satay, ice cream, apple and drink each.

Since last week I have been trying to get responses from colleagues to check the Aver Cafe's set lunch out. It costs RM9.90++ only each. I got the confirmed menu on Tuesday. Since yesterday was having kinda 'heavy' meal, therefore I did not expect to visit this Aver Cafe that fast. But then due to some 'members' personal constraints, yesterday we decided last minute - 'OK, GO lah tomorrow'.
I managed to get support from 11 of them (who were willing to be 'guinea-pigs' :) ). I booked one day before with the details of every single order for each individual in order to save time on the next day.

So there we went today! It ended up......FOOD was GOOD and also very WORTHY but then the serving speed was too slow (despite of the pre-ordering we did one day before).

Anyway, other than the speed, I was relieved that the feedbacks from them on the food were good.

Aver Environment
Express Set Lunch (Thursday) at RM9.90++ per person.

Aver Dishes
Mushroom soup
Char grilled chicken thigh with pepper cream sauce (Right pic)
Pan fried red snapper with orange butter (Left pic)
coffee / tea

Thanks for you guys'/ gals' supports!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Old Town Kopitiam

Oops.....Old Town Kopitiam again! :)

old town dishes

From left to right : old town toast ~ kaya & butter, nissin noodle, tom yam siam mee.

I recommend only oldtown toast lah, of coz!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Yi Mai Fu Zhuk (意米腐竹汤水)

Yi Mai Fu Zhuk
Lately all of us in the office have been consuming too many raya cookies and I myself was also having the so called 'after-effect of the long holiday' - I couldn't sleep until kinda late at night. Therefore I prepared this Yi Mai Fu Zhuk (意米腐竹汤水) to 下火. Scared lah, prevent is better than cure loh :)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Homemade Xin Har Wan Tan Soup (鲜虾云吞汤)

Homemade Xin Har Wan Tan Soup (鲜虾云吞汤)
Xin Har Wan Tan Soup

Saturday, October 01, 2005


I have received this attachment for zillion of times and yet everytime when looking at it I still can't help saying "卖相尤佳!" (look very good!). If I were to receive such kind of food, I guess I will definitely struggle on whether if I wanna eat them.

I decided to post it here since I got story to tell.

Everytime looking at this picture, it brought back my memory on my trip to Jiu Zai Gou (九寨沟), China tour trip with parents last year.

The restaurant is Qin Shan Zhai Restaurant (钦善斋食府) located at Cheng Du (成都市武侯祠大街). It was our last day of the trip.

There were these tiny little dishes serving in between the whole luncheon- comprising different kinds of delicate dian xin (点心) or kuih-muih (糕点). There were mua chee and other local delights. The taste was as good as how it looked. Cutie look and delicious!

I guess almost all of us regretted for not knowing that such little dishes were to be served towards the mid of the luncheon. Little did we know that the 'last' lunch of the trip was so specially arranged as well. Hmm......very unforgettable leh!

Friday, September 23, 2005


Follow ups from Equinox - foie gras, Equinox - Night View of Singapore.

此精致菜肴来自何方也? Equinox 也. (感谢 Angela 小姐提供照片)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Bird Nest of the Poor

Stewed snow/white fungus with rock sugar and red dates - this nourishing dish was once actually brought up in the TVBS show "女人我最大" by 牛尔老师 (end of Aug 05) oh! She who knows its medicinal properties should know why I wanna share this out with you here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


So...for those who couldn't get to enjoy a real ramen taste in pg or those who missed the chance of visiting Chiku-Ho Restaurant last time (while it was there), here are the instant ramen(s) that I would like to recommend to all.

Yellow : Kyushu flavour
Green : Hokkaido