Archive for Apr, 2007

Had a light supper at Pao Loong tonight. My mom recommended me the mee goreng to me, cause we don’t usually order that dish.

… looks good, taste even better. It was comparable to many mamak stall’s mee goreng. In fact it’s even better than most mamak stall’s mee goreng in KV.

… Chinese tea for oily food.

… belacan fried yau mak. It’s even better than the kangkung counterpart.

… siam style bee hoon. My favourite!

Rating: 8/10

First time having the mee goreng. Boy, was it good? Yes, it was good. But not sure if I’d have it again, cause I just can’t give up eating my siam style bee hoon over the mee goreng. Unless I’ll be going there daily, so I can try different food all the time.

Location: N4.00098 E101.01590

Snacks @ Home

Posted: 2007-04-29 by W in Chinese, Eat, Halal, Non-vegetarian, Snack, Unrated, Western

Went to Ipoh for a little shopping, upon mother’s request. Bought some of these snacks back for my own pleasures.

… I’ve never seen Toblerone that comes in pieces. I think it’s good for snack breaks, cause you don’t have to open up the whole bar. As for the Lindt, I usually won’t buy that, but seeing that I rarely eat Lindt’s cocoa. I decided to give it a shot. Please ignore the rubber band and lens cap.

… there were 5 types of mini triangle inside the box in 5 different wrappers. They should have made 9 types to form the word T-O-B-L-E-R-O-N-E.

… strawberries for my the little monkey (niece).

… my favourite century old eggs, only if there are pickled gingers.

… taking a peek first. Gonna eat it the next morning.

Rating: N/A

As usual, whenever I balik kampung, I’ll get a taste of my favourite seafood at my favourite restaurant (only because they serve the dishes that I like).

… fried chicken salad with fruits cutlets.

water spinach (蕹菜) stir fried with shrimp paste (蝦醬).

… fried little squids. My favourite of them all… but…

… kam heong mantis shrimps.

With both the fried squids and kam heong mantis shrimps, it is really hard for me to decided which one I liked better. I’ll take them both anytime, just to go with my few plates of white rice! Yeah, they are indeed THAT good!

… sweet sour fried crab. Eating crabs wasn’t my forte. All the hard works for the little meats that you can get and the messy fingers, or worse, hands. Sometimes, you’ll even get stain on your shirt. Unfortunately, unlike most sweet sour, which the crabs were drowned in its gravy, this was only laden with some gravy and it tasted unlike most sweet sour crabs. It’s salty and sour.

… halfway through the dishes…

… my best combination. Fried little squids, kam heong mantis shrimps and a healthy pick of kangkung.

Rating: 9/10

Both the kam heong mantis shrimps and fried little squids were spot on. No charred taste in the squids. The vege was right on spot. Not so for the crabs though. This was the first time I tried the fried chicken fruits salad. It wasn’t all that bad, but it’s just odd. Usually fruits salad goes well with boiled shrimps. The sweetness in the prawns after it was boiled was god send.

Location: N4.00098 E101.01590

Little Cakes

Posted: 2007-04-28 by W in Eat, Halal, Non-vegetarian, Snack, Unrated, Western

My niece loves cakes, so I bought these for that little monkey.

Rating: N/A

I didn’t eat them, though they looked kinda nice pretty.

Fried Pork Lards

Posted: 2007-04-28 by W in Chinese, Eat, Non-halal, Non-vegetarian

The best condiment, or some called it snack, that ever discovered. The crunchy outside, the juicy inside, the aroma of fried fats. Unbeatable! My mom specially made this for me as I pay my visit back to my hometown. You can basically mix them into almost any food. (except for desserts, as I haven’t try it before)

Rating: 10/10

My favourite nasi lemak since I was in primary. It was plain and simple, but filled with nostalgia.

… it was so plain that it has only 3 main combinations. Rice, nuts and the gravy.

… the gravy contains anchovies and the best of all, soft shelled prawns. You can just eat it without peeling the shell.

… yummy

… my cravings for Chinese cruller (油條) dipping into coffee has got heavier than before ever since I started working in KV. I used to have them quite often during weekends when I was still studying in school, back at hometown. Missed those tastes.

Rating: 8/10

We went to Jonker’s Street for some window shopping, and eye washing for the guys. Stopped by 1 of the food stall for cendol, cause I was craving for it since my last visit to Malacca. It was just so darn good when you put in gula melaka.

… this was how the standard cendol looked like.

… fortunately, we were given a bottle of melted gula melaka at the owner’s expenses. You can’t put in as much as you like.

Rating: 0/10

It managed to chilled me, but doesn’t quench my thirst. It was a total disappointment. The so-called gula melaka, doesn’t have the fragrance like the real gula melaka. In fact, it was a little bitter. I guess it doesn’t live up to its reputation of being a cendol in Malacca. I gave it a negative point, but since the boss gave us the bottle of fake gula melaka, I decided to give it a zero.

What a shame!