Saturday, October 31, 2009

Chok Dee Thai - Simply Delicate!

Chok Dee Thai @ Burmah Road

Before I finalized to go to this Thai restaurant, I always walked around the office and imitated Thai accent, "Maa Roy Thai...Aroi Thai...Chok Dee Thai..." and they would show the face of "????" or "what the heck?"! at me (this 'siao cha bor' ) as they had no idea at all what I was talking about. (The three names above are actually the names of Thai restaurants at town. I was indecisive which one to bring our US guest to).

On Thursday, we were caught in a downpour on the journey to Chok Dee Thai . Most of us were 80% drenched by the time we reached the entrance but our disgust were soon swept away by the charm and warmth of the taukeh soe and also the DELICATE dishes offered by Chok Dee Thai.

The 'taukeh soe' is a MUST to mention. :) I couldn't take my eyes away from her for the first 10 minutes after I entered the restaurant as I really thought her apperance is 80% resembles the 泰国著名法医普缇(Porntip Rojanasunan)). Don't you think so?! The hairstyle in particular!

The tables in the restaurant were soon 90% filled up within half an hour despite of the heavy rain.
Mr. A, B & C with beers and two ladies with lassi drink and longan drink.

Judging from the serving size at Chok Dee Thai, which is relatively smaller if compared to other Thai restaurants, you may interprete this as MORE expensive too. I got no objection on this. :)

My responsibility is to zha fit ordering all the recommended good dishes to make everyone eat happily. Therefore, trust me dear, I couldn't care less about the price at all! Wahahaaa!!!!

Green Curry Chicken. The green curry is not spicy (according to my level of acceptance) but it's impressive enough. Serving in a small clay bowl, one could easily taste the sense of delicacy in preparing this dish. The curry is cooked finely with tender chicken meat served in small pieces.

I was a bit reluctant when I was introduced Deep Fried Kailan as it always ended up to be TOO OILY from my past experiences at other places. I bet you I would have surely regretted if I didn't order this at that night. At Chok Dee Thai, this dish is far too good! The leaves are very crunchy with minimal oiliness.

Lemon Steamed Fish (clear soup). The soup is superb enhanced by lemon's sourness! We couldn't stop scooping for more and more! The fish is fresh and properly cleaned internally.

Since we have already ordered one fish dish with white/clear soup-based, therefore we were recommended to take Red Tomyam.

Seafood Tomyam (Red). Well! The flavour is better in terms of smoothness and milky fragance if compared to other tomyams. It uses fresh milk(!)


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Friday, October 30, 2009

Mr. Baoz - Will this be popular like J.Co or Big Apple?

Mr. Baoz @ Queensbay.

I don't think so (see the bottom of this post). How about you?!

My colleages took the voucher and each of them claimed a free Bao from Mr.Baoz.

Selling @ RM3 or RM3.50 per piece. It will be more worth to buy in 3 or 6 or 12!

Roast Beef

Curry Mutton

Potato Cheese. How come the skin of BAO so thick one leh?!(more.....)

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

台灣風味 功夫麵 (Taiwan Kung Fu Noodles)

台灣風味 功夫麵 (Taiwan Kung Fu Noodles) @ Pantai Jerjak

I was told that the rest of the stalls at this kopitiam are beh khi, EXCEPT this Taiwan food stall. If you continue to read and find that I only talk about this stall and not the others, then it means TRUE?! :)

Clear illustration of the dishes available at this stall, which is located right at the entrance of the kopitiam.

During my first visit, the one that caught my attention immediately is the KUNG FU NOODLES !

The first time I ordered RM3.00, a small bowl one. The second time, I straightway asked the taukeh nio, "Can make one bowl big one boh?!" and I ordered BIG one, RM4.00. :)

The ingredients seem to be too simple for us to believe that it's HO CHIAK based on this appearance right?!

The chicken breast meat - Oh no, I believe normally when one looks at it, will surely think that it must be 'siap siap' one right?! Well, NOT AT ALL loh! It's been prepared till tender. A surprise to me indeed!

This chilli paste is unique, not too spicy though. It's a super star for this dish! Try it then you'll know why I said so.

I like its curly noodles!

Ah Keat doesn't like noodles. He ordered Kung Fu Rice (RM3.00) instead.
First time he ordered this.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

All About Sugar & Gift 團圓甜品屋

All About Sugar & Gift @ Lorong Susu, Penang.

Last Saturday how come we ended up at FFF (which seemed like not a very good choice?! ha!) is because after looking at this Tang Yuan House's menu , I found that their set meal did not seem to be that appealing.

We went back again the next day for merely tang yuan instead.

Mixed Fruit Sago 雜果西米露(RM5.90) . This one NGAM me!!!! Lots of fruits on top of milky ice.

Lotus Seed Tau Sar Tang Yuan 龍鳳呈祥 (RM2.40)

Pink one is stuffed with lotus seed whereas green one is black sesame. Both tasted equally good! The external layer is topped with coconut shreds (salty) whereas the internal paste is sweet. It's served WARM! I think it's best eaten with each sharing half bite of the Tang Yuan! :)


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harvest In Cafe - Pepper Mint Lamb Chop RISKY!

Harvest In Cafe @ Irrawaddy Road

Again I chose to dine in this restaurant (near mah!) before attending the orchestra performace (Konsert Utama 2009) at Dewan Sri last Saturday.

All three of us chose the set. I wished the bread could be larger in size so that I won't waste the butter :)

Since I've been here before therefore I knew roughly how's the food standard is. Again, if coming with 'mai hiam beh pai' policy then it won't let you down too much.

Pepper Mint Lamb Chop (RM21.80) . SHE commented as stated below and we all LOL!
"How come the lamb seems to be OLDER than me ah?" :p

Spaghetti Carbonara (RM18.80) . Surprisingly the pasta is served al dente. It turned out the best dish of the night for our table.(more.....)

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

FFF (First Famous Federal) 第一馳名聯邦燒臘專門店

FFF (First Famous Federal) 第一馳名聯邦燒臘專門店 @ Lorong Susu

I was impressed with this kopitiam's longan drink. Got longan, lychee and jelly.

I was disappointed over its kiam chai boay thng! ONLY tasted spicy! No sourness?!

I was impressed on the thoughtfulness of the lady. We ordered roasted pork which has yet to be ready but the other guy served the soup first. The fan was blowing to us directly one!) 

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ki Xiang : Klang Bak Kut Teh (巴生奇香肉骨茶)

Ki Xiang : Klang Bak Kut Teh @ Prai, nearby Megamall

Our last stop ended up at Ki Xiang. It can be considered as a 50% food review since it's basically ad-hoc.

Passing by the Megamall's front entrance, go further up a few hundred meters then turn right. You'll be seeing PC Depot on your left. Go straight till the end of the road and you'll see this BIG signboard "Ki Xiang" . The building is at your left in yellow+green colour.

Ingredients for Dry Bak Kut Teh (乾肉骨茶) : dried chillies, green chillies and dried cuttlefish and ladies fingers (my favourite)!

From Top to Bottom :
豬尾 vs 瘦肉.
大骨 vs 腳彎.
豬腳 vs 小骨.

Both of these pig stomach and intestines are VERY HO LIAO!(more.....)

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Laksa Kelang Lama

Laksa Kelang Lama @ Kulim

Our next stop is Laksa Kelang Lama. I comfortably rested my eyes during the journey from Giant to here. Why? because we got a reliable safe driver (aka YummyStation) driving my car loh! :)

I cuma boleh cam signboard ini lah. :) That's where our destination is.

This is the Headquater at Kulim. Branch available at BM Taman Jaya.

Small RM2.40.
Big RM 2.80.
SOUP ALONE, RM1.20 leh!

The soup base is sour. The laksa noodle texture is very 'teeth-bouncing'. I like it!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Noodle Station Kulim (Beverage Part)

Noodle Station @ Kulim Landmark Central, Kulim (Invited Review) - continue

If you browse through the Noodle Station's menu, you will find a great choices of beverages available there. A total of 164 items in there. Wow!

Categories of beverages are :
Espresso Drinks, Iced Coffee Drinks, Coffee Blended, Gourmet Tea Drinks, Gourmet Iced Tea Drinks, Hot Drinks, Iced Drinks, Milk Shake, Non-Coffee Blended, Fruit Sorbet, Station Smoothies, Soda Cooler, Mocktail, Juice and Soft Drinks.

Left row (from front to back) :
Mango Sorbet (No.201) RM6.00
Kiwi Sorbet (No. 202) RM6.00
Mango Snow (No. 208) RM7.50 = Blended With Fresh Mango & Topped With Sago
Sunrise (No. 209) RM 8.00 = Mango Juice & Orange Juice & Strawberry, Yogurt Blended

Mango Snow is my TOP 1 favourite among all the mango beverages (highlighted in pink) as I simply love its super rich mango flavour in this drink.

Front row (left to right) :

I Love You Lemonade (No. 223) RM 3.50 =Blue Curacao & Passion Fruit
Raspberry Truffle Italian Soda (No. 226) RM 4.50 = Cho & Raspberry Syrup
Angel Face (No. 230) RM8.00 =Lemon, Blue Curacao & Lychee With Soda .

I Love You Lemonade is pretty special in taste. The first sip tasted rather weird, but continuous drinking brought me surprise. It's either you-like-it or you-hate-it.

Avoid ordering Raspberry Truffle Italian Soda if you are not daring enough to take risk. :)

Ice Age (No. 212) RM 8.00. This iced smoothies is pretty sweet with Vanilla, Blue Curacao & Black Currant Juice, Yogurt all blended in one.

Au Natural (No. 181) RM 6.00 . Raspberry & Lemon Iced Drinks. This one tasted like lemon-ice kacukan. Go for Iced Ceylon Lemon Tea below if you are not game to try this out! :)


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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Noodle Station Kulim (Food Part)

Noodle Station @ Kulim Landmark Central, Kulim (Invited Review)

A bunch of us drove to Kulim last Saturday for a series of food hunting events.

The first Noodle Station outlet opened its first day of business in April 2005 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. This Kulim branch was opened this year.

Noodle Station provides a very extensive menu. Their food category alone has a total of 74 items!

1. Springy Noodle Soup With Tom Yam Seafood (No. 32) RM 7.50

The tom yam soup is sweet-based but appetizing enough. No wonder this dish appears to be one of their popular dishes. I ranked it as one of my TOP 3 dishes!

2. Curry Springy Noodle With Prawn & Fish Ball (No. 25) RM 7.50
I rank this dish as one of my Top 3 too. If it could be less salty, then I could have afford to eat it more often!

That's how the springy noodles of Noodle Station look like. Unlike the normal yellow noodles we used to have, its texture is softer and curly (almost similar to our instant noodles). It's rather special to me!

3. Springy Noodle With BBQ Honey Whole Leg Chicken (No. 15) RM 8.00

The presentation of this dish is superb! The whole leg chicken is placed in the middle of the noodles. I prefer the gravy to be more generous so that the noodles can be dipped with garlic sauce too.

4. Springy Noodle With Fried Chicken Dumpling (No. 7) RM 6.50

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Doraemon Mooncake yucks!

Doraemon Fruity Wonderland by Bigsgood (谷城餅棧) .

BEFORE tasting :
The mooncakes look soooooo cute on the catalogue! All of us actually sighed "Aiks......" when came to know that it's only available at KL.

Finally, one of our colleagues shared these precious mooncakes that she handcarried from KL back to Penang.

We happily cut the mooncakes. These are Black Humor & Tiramisu Mooncake.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Pearl Palace (Invited Review)

Invited Review @ Pearl Palace Chinese Restaurant, Setia Pearl Island Country Club.

Price is not available at the moment of posting. Rating is exclusive of price consideration.

Fish Steamboat 鱼锅 (Medium RM45)

The milky white fish soup base was simply awesome! I love its fresh sweetness coupled with ginger taste. [My rating : 9/10]

You can find some fried fish hidden inside there too.

How could one ever resist such temptation uh?! :) Grouper (koay kow)!

Steamed Beancurd with Salted Egg and Prawn 百花蛋香豆腐蒸凤尾虾 [My rating : 6/10]
(Small RM25, Medium RM35, Large RM45)
The combination of salted egg shreds + beancurd + prawn made this a healthy dish. It's an unusual combination but I personally found that it needs more 'umph'.

Braised Fresh Mushroom with Bamboo Shoots 浓汤竹笙扒玉菇 [My rating : 6/10]

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