Archive for December, 2008

I’ve missed quite a number of lunches because I have fallen sick. I lost the appetite on food or photographing them. As I’ve missed the shots from Daorae a couple of days ago. While most of the time I’d be having just bread.

... bamboo shoot drink, good for sick people like me.

... bamboo shoot drink, good for sick people like me.


... this technique was taught by DC. His Klang style of having chicken rice.

... this technique was taught by DC. His Klang style of having chicken rice.


... the chicken was deep fried, not roasted.

... the chicken was deep fried, not roasted.

Rating: 5/10

I guess my taste bud haven’t fully recovered yet. The chicken tasted mediocre. The soup given was bland. Fortunate enough, the soup soaking the chicken in the pan was salty enough. I had a lot of that mixed with my rice.

Location: N3.01193 E101.45154

... pink chopsticks envelop. Premium stuff?

... pink chopsticks envelop. Premium stuff?


... you know you've gotta pay when the towel is served.

... you know you've gotta pay when the towel is served.


... I heard this place is opened by an ex-staff of Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant, which is just beside of this place.

... I heard this place is opened by an ex-staff of Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant, which is just beside of this place.


... TSL's sashimi set.

... TSL's sashimi set.


... condiment from TSL's sashimi set. Look at those roes.

... condiment from TSL's sashimi set. Look at those roes.


... ALGJ's udon.

... ALGJ's udon.


... my unagi bento.

... my unagi bento.


... square bowl, unlike that from Sushi Zanmai.

... square bowl, unlike that from Sushi Zanmai.


... soup with beef in it. No idea what it's called.

... soup with beef in it. No idea what it's called.

Rating: 5.5/10

WWS told me about this restaurant last Thursday. I was telling her that we would come here for lunch on the next day. Unfortunately, most of them can’t make it. Today we came here instead but without WWS because she was MIA. Upon reaching there, the door was locked, sort of. You need to press on the little button to electronically slides the door open or close. Pretty fancy. The lady boss explained to us how they are related to Rakuzen, which is located just next door. We went upstairs for our seats and the place looked nice.

Upon opening the menu, the stuff were rather pricey. The menu was unattractive and boring. There weren’t any photos on it. So if you are not familiar with Japanese food, get someone who does to guide you along. My unagi bento set was nice, at least the rice bowl was square, unlike that of Sushi Zanmai where the picture in the menu showed it as square but I was served with a round bowl and the unagi was barely covering the rice. In the end, we’ve got quite some leftovers from each of them because the portions are quite big for the girls. I could finish my unagi don though, fortunate enough, but I was being stuffed again to finish their leftovers.

After having glutinous rice flour, we went for cycling before going to Taipan Triangle for dinner. I’ve always wanted to give this place a try but I had problem finding it while driving my car.

... the restaurant located at the corner lot.

... the restaurant located at the corner lot.


... AT told me that this place was famous because of its condiment.

... AT told me that this place was famous because of its condiment.


... this cup of iced chum (tea and coffee mix) looks nice with those white foam.

... this cup of iced chum (tea and coffee mix) looks nice with those white foam.


... EL's flat noodle (河粉) soup with chicken meat.

... EL's flat noodle (河粉) soup with chicken meat.


... my kopi-o float. I've go no idea why I like this despite the numerous previous experience were rather bad.

... my kopi-o float. I've go no idea why I like this despite the numerous previous experience were rather bad.


... I simply ordered a dried curry noodle.

... I simply ordered a dried curry noodle.


... it's rare to get half boiled eggs at restaurant like this.

... it's rare to get half boiled eggs at restaurant like this.


... my fears of having half boiled eggs are not properly cooked and stinky eggs. These were good though.

... my fears of having half boiled eggs are not properly cooked and stinky eggs. These were good though.

Rating: 4/10

The condiment wasn’t as good as expected. It’s actually belacan style chili. I preferred dried curry chili (咖哩油) type of condiment. They have better fragrance and more suitable for noodle such as what we had, in my own opinion. The kopi-o float was disappointing as the coffee was not sweet enough, despite it looked good. My dried curry was terrifying, though there were quite a few pieces of curry chicken meat in it. I didn’t managed to finish it because it wasn’t appetizing. Aside from I was still full from the 2 bowls of glutinous rice flour. I guess I won’t be coming here for a second round unless I had nothing else to eat in Taipan.

Location: N3.04774 E101.58457

It’s Winter Solstice today and EL & AT has invited the few of us over to their place for glutinous rice flour (湯圓).

... glutinous rice flour (湯圓) in red bean soup, ala Penang style.

... glutinous rice flour (湯圓) in red bean soup, ala Penang style.


... glutinous rice flour (湯圓) in ginger soup, ala my style.

... glutinous rice flour (湯圓) in ginger soup, ala my style.

Rating: 6.5/10

It’s my first time having glutinous rice flour (湯圓) in red bean soup. It actually tasted kinda nice as the fragrance from the red bean soup was nice. It wasn’t sweet enough though because AT separate the sugar water from the red bean soup itself. As for the ginger soup, it was spicy enough and the yellowish tint was caused by the brown sugar. The glutinous rice flour balls, most of them were sesame. I was lucky enough to get 1 stuffed with red bean. There wasn’t any peanut filling though.

The 5 of us went for a post movie dinner at Sushi Zanmai, after running out of ideas what to eat. It wasn’t exactly my preferred choice as I don’t fancy Sushi Zanmai, but HL insisted on having it and he’s been praising on how GREAT it was.

... unagi and tamago sushi.

... unagi and tamago sushi.


... unagi sush, my favourite. Nyum~

... unagi sush, my favourite. Nyum~


... caviar sushi as recommended by HL.

... caviar sushi as recommended by HL.


... 4 soft shell crab temaki.

... 4 soft shell crab temaki.


... a pair of unagi, anago and salmon mentai.

... a pair of unagi, anago and salmon mentai.


... HL and GY's SSC maki.

... HL and GY's SSC maki.


... for the same amount of unagi in Agefuku, you pay about RM5 less.

... for the same amount of unagi in Agefuku, you pay about RM5 less.


... AT's soup something. I've got no idea what it was called.

... AT's soup something. I've got no idea what it was called.

Rating: 5/10

The recommended caviar was salty, very salty. HL said he wanted something even more salty. What’s with his tongue? My set of sushi was acceptable, except that the salmon mentai was a little unappetizing. My unagi don was overpriced, but that’s the kind of price you should be expecting from a premium restaurant like this. The soft shell crab, as usual, my money still on Don Sushi’s soft shell crab temaki. Unfortunately, the only outlet in SJ area in Carrefour has closed down. As for HL & GY’s soft shell crab temaki, it looked different from the picture on the menu. I wonder if we can sue them for misleading photos? The menu was very deceiving as most of the items we ordered appeared differently from its pictures. Unlike Senjyu Sushi where what you see is what you get, at least most of the time.

Location: N3.15120 E101.61519

Today I’m celebrating a farewell with DL for a friend who’s about to leave for Singapore for her job. Initially we were to go Serdang for huge ass crab, but they ran out of crabs. This place was recommended by DL as alternative, which is nearby to his place.

... dunno what nuts was given as tidbits. Definitely wasn't my favourite.

... dunno what nuts was given as tidbits. Definitely wasn't my favourite.


... the restaurant's branding dish.

... the restaurant's branding dish.


... check out that big prawn.

... check out that big prawn.


... another look at it. The soup was supposed to be clear. The prawns' roe made it cloudy.

... another look at it. The soup was supposed to be clear. The prawns' roe made it cloudy.


... cellophane noodles (冬粉) for the soup.

... cellophane noodles (冬粉) for the soup.


... the 2 monkeys wanted me to snap this.

... the 2 monkeys wanted me to snap this.


... they were so excited about playing with cellophane noodles (冬粉).

... they were so excited about playing with cellophane noodles (冬粉).


... fried beancurd with stuff inside it. Below my expectation though, so I had to soak it with the chili sauce given.

... fried beancurd with stuff inside it. Below my expectation though, so I had to soak it with the chili sauce given.


... forgotten what vege was this.

... forgotten what vege was this.


... meat crab in sweet sour sauce.

... meat crab in sweet sour sauce.


... each prawn was split into half.

... each prawn was split into half.


... close up on the prawn.

... close up on the prawn.


... the prawn so big, could barely fit into my bowl.

... the prawn so big, could barely fit into my bowl.


... look at those roe. I could see C-H-O-L-E-S-T-E-R-O-L.

... look at those roe. I could see C-H-O-L-E-S-T-E-R-O-L.


... a lot of meat and roe, just how I like it.

... a lot of meat and roe, just how I like it.


... it was big and juicy.

... it was big and juicy.

Rating: 7/10

The soup prawn clay pot with cellophane noodles (冬粉) was kinda special. It has some Chinese liquor in it and it tasted weird to me. I guess it’s an acquired taste. The soup was pepper based, which means it’s spicy. It looked like curry because of the roe from the big prawns. There were 3 prawns in it, 1 for each of us. The crabs was nicely cooked and the pincers were big. My favourite would be the meat and roe filled crab shell. Oh heavenly!

Our company is having gift exchange event today and at the same time our MD has sponsored us our meals for the Christmas Party.

... don't eat the Santa, else next year no presents.

... don't eat the Santa, else next year no presents.


... Santa Cake and Logs.

... Santa Cake and Logs.


... Merry Christmas!

... Merry Christmas!


... looks nice, but not sure if it's tasty.

... looks nice, but not sure if it's tasty.


... the presents, part of it.

... the presents, part of it.


... the presents.

... the presents.

Rating: N/A

There were plenty of food including a turkey. Plenty of pizzas from Pizza Hut and some local delicacies such as fried noodle and vermicelli. I didn’t managed to have a taste on those cakes as I was busy playing with my colleague’s D300. They were so pretty, but I doubt they would be nice to eat. The drink was made by Kuma. I heard it’s a cocktail (alcohol free) mix of her own recipe. I only had a few sips and then I’ve forgotten about my drink, because I was busy with the D300 camera. Not sure if the rest of them went to the toilet after having that concoction.