Archive for Feb, 2009

We went for lunch together, a large group of us. There we 9 of us, regarding this as the lunch prior to CNY. ALGJ suggested to come here which I mentioned about it few days before. And it also my first time coming here as I’ve always wanted to try it out someday.

... there were many condiments to be had. I picked the few which I think they are nice. From top, clockwise: satay sauce, 100C cincalok, deep fried garlic and shallot and finally ... I can't remember what was that.

... there were many condiments to be had. I picked the few which I think they are nice. From top, clockwise: satay sauce, 100C cincalok, deep fried garlic and shallot and finally ... I can't remember what was that.


... unlike otak-otak, this fish paste turned into fishball like when you boil it with soup.

... unlike otak-otak, this fish paste turned into fishball like when you boil it with soup.


... this was a set meal for 8 pax. Looked small...

... this was a set meal for 8 pax. Looked small...

Rating: 7/10

The so-called Fat Chai set was supposed to feed 8 pax. Somehow, the portion that we get were barely there. It cost each of us around RM35/pax including drinks. I would say it’s extremely expensive as I could hardly feel my stomach. Such a nice set name which has a machete placed underneath the bill as you pay it.

Despite the bad experience, the condiments served were really nice, especially the 100C cincalok. I guess it would cost a lot less if we were to order the personal size set.

Location: N3 06.898 E101 35.383

I hailed EL over for tong sui which was located right opposite the shop we had dinner. I went for the red bean tong sui because there were too many choices to be selected from the menu. When it was served, I was stunned by the size while EL was laughing hysterically due to my amazement. He wasn’t that good either, cause his tong sui was as big bowl as mine too. Ha ha! The portion could feed 2 adults. It was especially large when I just finished dinner like few minutes ago.

... I ordered something plain, such as the red bean tong sui. It was so big bowl that I could barely finish it.

... I ordered something plain, such as the red bean tong sui. It was so big bowl that I could barely finish it.

Rating: 3.5/10

The red bean tong sui wasn’t that nice actually. Despite the generous amount of red beans in it, and sago as well, it was boiled without the used of pandan leaves and mandarin orange peels. 2 essential items which I believe made the tong sui heavenly. My mum still makes the best red bean soup.

Location: N3 02.869 E101 35.017

Called EL out for dinner today. He suggested the usual location, Taipan. We were indecisive on what to have hence he recommended the Ampang Homeland YTF. He said it wasn’t too bad. I decided to give it a go, something which I wouldn’t try myself. The menu was unlike your usual YTF style. They come with set per pax. So you just pick your stuff based on the number of people you have and they serve you variety of YTF for the portion of 2 pax.

... the soup was quite tasty.

... the soup was quite tasty.


... vege that came with the set.

... vege that came with the set.

... dunno what fish was this. It has damn lots of bones in it, like twigs.

... dunno what fish was this. It has damn lots of bones in it, like twigs.

... various shapes of YTF.

... various shapes of YTF.


... fried stuff.

... fried stuff.

... pandan chicken, ordered separately.

... pandan chicken, ordered separately.

Rating: 6/10

The YTF pieces were nice, though not amazing. While the soup was amazingly nice. I can’t stop drinking the MSG filled soup. EL ordered the asam fish and pandan chicken wings as well. The sauces were very nice too, where the sweet sauce was claimed to be the original recipe of Ampang YTF’s sauce. A place worth a 2nd visit, though it was pricier than your usual YTF. I suspect the fish and chicken wings must’ve cost a lot. But the dinner was enough to fill up the 2 of us.

Location: N3 02.876 E101 35.032

Today I had dinner at Sunway Pyramid with my colleagues. This is also the first time I managed to get my KUMA out for dinner. She wanted to try the Ajisen Ramen since she saw my post on my previous visit. After we have sat down, the rest of them, HL, DC and NAP went off for something else instead. So left me alone with KUMA. I can’t join them because KUMA wanted Ajisen Ramen so badly.

... Kuma's hot plate seafood ramen.

... Kuma's hot plate seafood ramen.


... I ordered the tomyam ramen because I wanted something salty and soupy. Unlike dried sweet stuff like Kuma's ramen.

... I ordered the tomyam ramen because I wanted something salty and soupy. Unlike dried sweet stuff like Kuma's ramen.

Rating: 6/10

I ordered the tomyam ramen because I wanted something salty and spicy while Kuma ordered the hot plate seafood ramen, which has sweet sauce in it. The ramen I had was quite nice, though not genuinely tomyam, but it is unlike the usual water with tomyam paste kind of soup.

Location: N3 04.363 E101 36.431

After our day out to Low Yat Plaza, we called MSF out for dinner. It was a late dinner because we went to Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple before calling MSF. The time we reached MSF place, it was already 9:30pm.

... fried crabsticks, courtesy of AT.

... fried crabsticks, courtesy of AT.

AT gave me a pack of fried crab sticks. She probably knew I was interested on it because she saw my attempts on making them myself, which sorta failed miserably.

... fried hokkien noodle. Recommended by MSF.

... fried hokkien noodle. Recommended by MSF.


... fried wanton noodle that MSF loves. She said she'll eat this whenever she's here.

... fried wanton noodle that MSF loves. She said she'll eat this whenever she's here.

... a vege to complement the dinner.

... a vege to complement the dinner.

... MSF just can't go with plain noodles, so she wanted to order some seafood. We got kung pao style mantis prawns.

... MSF just can't go with plain noodles, so she wanted to order some seafood. We got kung pao style mantis prawns.


... and also kam cheong crab because MSF can't stand it with only ONE seafood dish.

... and also kam cheong crab because MSF can't stand it with only ONE seafood dish.

Rating: 5/10

The hokkien noodle was a tad too soggy for my liking. It would’ve been better if there were more fried pork lards. Not that I’m gonna consume them all, but fried pork lards just made food tastes a lot better. The stir fried wanton noodle was MSF’s favourite. She claimed that she always order it whenever she’s here for dinner. The vege was mediocre and acceptable. Mantis prawns were a little unexpected. Though it was fried with frying powder on covering it, but the powder was not as thick as most places. So you still get to chew on the texture of the mantis prawns. It tasted not bad too, the kung pao style. Finally, our 1kg worth of crabs were a lot. I wondered did they just weight the meat only?

A somewhat light dinner / supper turns out to be 4 very full adults. At first we decided to have only noodles and not any seafood because of EL’s HBP diet. By ordering the vege, it was followed by a plate of mantis prawns. While we were halfway through our dinner, MSF suggested for crabs. I guess she just can’t sleep if she didn’t have her dosage of seafood. Finally, the plate of 1kg crabs came. It was a lot and I had to clear the plate in the end.

Very full…

EL & AT invited me to join them to Low Yat Plaza today. It was already lunch time when he asked and asked him what were we having for lunch. He couldn’t decide on anything so I said that we’ll decide what to eat when we reached there. I was joking that we might have okonomiyaki again this time around since we don’t know what to eat most of the time when we were in LYP. He was laughing and said, “Want meh?”

Fortunately, we spotted something else while walking in the mall. EL then suggested that we stop by Ah Yip Soup for lunch instead.

... my lunch set.

... my lunch set.


... my longan with snow fungus tong sui.

... my longan with snow fungus tong sui.


... AT's soup, with duck meat.

... AT's soup, with duck meat.


... AT's black jelly.

... AT's black jelly.

Rating: 6.5/10

Decent price with decent set of meal. A balanced diet of a bowl of rice, a plate of vegetable and a bowl of soup. The rice was nice, unlike some el-cheapo rice you’d get from most restaurant. The soup was quite nice too. The vege was nothing to shout about. I had a bowl of my favourite tong sui for dessert. A pretty good lunch, I’d say. I thought they wouldn’t be enough as I finished my food, I still feel empty in my stomach. Only after I had my dessert, I feel satisfied.

The style was similar to Friendship Herbal Soup in SS2, except it’s a bit pricier, only due to the lacked of free dessert.