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The last time we came here, the place was sold out. This time we were here a lot earlier. It was DL’s 3rd attempt though, after 2 failures.

While waiting for DL to park his car and order for food, these are the eye candies from the place.

... Old Master Q (老夫子) as mural for the washrooms. Classic!


... wine rack? Not really, but rather empty bottles.


... instead of leaving business cards, they keep umbrellas.

Now, the good stuff begins…

... zhup fan? This was nice, the taste was just right.


... pot of gold, basically formed with seafood of various species.


... I call this the mommy's fried egg.


... finally, a dish which the place was meant for, BBQ grilled lamb.


... it looked like a slice from a roasted duck.


... the leftover soup from pot of seafood was turned into a vegetable mushrooms soup.

And all good stuffs come at a price…

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... the hunt, is over.


... Extreme Mocha.

Rating: 7/10

Finally, I found a my favourite coffee place, which I can hangout during weekends. Though it’s not too near, but it was convenient, with plenty of parking space. Most importantly, the place is cozy and it has free Wifi Internet access.

Location: The Sphere

... this 糯米雞 was recommended by SLYK. I liked it since then, though it has no mushroom in it.


... another recommendation by SLYK. Quite nice, though without hints of pork fats. Prepare to wait if you want it.

Rating: 7.5/10

Drink more water after the 糯米雞, cause it really kills your throat. If not yours, mine definitely fatal. But it tasted nice, sweet. Wanton mee was good, just that I don’t think it’s worth waiting that long, cause by the time the noodle was served, you are full with 糯米雞 already, cause you would keep eating it while waiting.

... bacons omelette, what else could you have asked for in a breakfast?

Rating: 7/10

Today, MSF wanted to go KL. So I proposed to eat at my favourite Western breakfast place. And yes, she was very very satisfied, so was I.

... the famous grilled fish in Petaling Street.


... smells damn good, worth the wait.


... smells good too and the squids actually tasted salty. Very nice!

Rating: 7.5/10

The grilled fish and squids were really good. Though the wait was really long, if you can stand it. Took us around 1 hour to have our grilled seafood served.

... a famous Hokkien styled noodle in Petaling Street, with snobbish and fucked up staffs.

Rating: 2/10

The Hokkien Mee was acceptable only, nothing to shout about. But you do really get shouted at if you didn’t order enough while waiting for grilled fish at their tables. So ended up, they chased you away to the grilled fish tables area. If only they would pay more attention at cooking the food than scrutinizing which customers to stay or leave, it would have been a much more better food tasting experience.

Yeah, UP YOURS. Your Fukking Mee don’t taste that great to permits you to shout at customers.

... hot plate bean curd. It has the best tasting sauce ever!


... pork stir fried with bitter gourd in thick soya bean sauce. A tad too salty, but it's different from what I usually have.


... sour vegetables soup, pretty normal.


... stir fried water spinach in belacan.

Rating: 7/10

This was a place recommended by a fellow friend whom home town is in Kluang, if we got the place correct from his ad-lib instructions to the location. We haven’t had anything for lunch since we departed from Tioman island, all the way drive from Mersing to Kluang. This late lunch has turned into a dinner instead.

As I stated above, the sauce from the hotplate bean curd was excellent. Those weren’t sauce per se, it was more like the mixed substance of cooked oil with ingredients which leak out from your food when you grilled them hard. In another word, the ESSENCE of the food! Just great! I wished I could find something similar back in KV. I wasn’t good with bitter gourd, as I don’t like the bitterness in them. Nevertheless, this plate of stir fried pork with bitter gourd was quite good. Bitter gourd wasn’t too bitter and the pork was nice. Though the chef was a little heavy handed, it was a tad too salty, but would be perfect if you had them with rice. While the soup and water spinach was just ordinary.

Couldn’t remember how much was the dinner, but it was a good one, aside from us being too hungry from skipping our lunch.

... mangoes sold by an Ah Neh.


... Sze Chuan style stir fried baby lettuce.


... my favourite and must have, fried little squids.


... these ugly beancurd was recommended by the staff there. Made with bamboo carbon.


... Chinese style clam chowder in claypot.


... the inside of the ugly beancurd. It's black even on the inside.


... 2 "ekor" of steamed crab. The pincers were almost as big as my palm.


... got the staff there to cut opened the mangoes that we bought earlier.

Rating: 7/10

Aside learning that there’s actually belacan style baby lettuce, now I realised that baby lettuce can be cooked in Sze Chuan style. It not surprising to find this out if it’s coming from Long Grilled Fish Seafood, because this place is known to have variety of choices on, or off their menu. Unfortunately, as I had high hopes on this Sze Chuan style vege, it turns out the belacan style was still better. Perhaps Sze Chuan style just wasn’t suited for me that much, but it was still good though.

As for the fried little squids, I need not say much. Just read from here:
2008-04-06 @ Restoran Long Grilled Fish Seafood, Jinjang Utara
2009-05-28 @ Restoran Long Grilled Fish Seafood, Jinjang Utara

We were introduced this charcoal bean curd. The lady call it the “醜樣豆腐” (ugly bean curd). Aside from the appearance, it tasted pretty much the same, if not exactly the same as ordinary bean curd. The style was pretty normal, tasted quite nice though. The clam soup was our first try. Nothing much to praise about it. I guess Lala Chong’s name is not there for show.

The crabs were exceptionally good. Aside from the giant size, they were quite fresh and the meat don’t stick to the shell as you pull it out. The soup underneath has some wine taste to it, which actually tasted not bad. Though I’d prefer crabs with more crab roe in it. Our dinner ended with the mangoes that we bought earlier. Though some were sweet, some were seriously sour. What a good way to keep the appetite running.

Overall, our dinner was a satisfactory one. I wished this restaurant would move into PJ area instead of so far from where I stay.

... shop front of the place recommended by CTSW.


... non halal, oink.


... a view of the menu.


...100 Plus as drink.


... cover of menu.


... marinated pork ribs.


... CTSW ordered the Sloppy Joe. It comes with a special dipping sauce.


... not sure if original meatloaf is like this, but this was quite nice, but very filling.

Rating: 7/10

This is my first time here despite it’s quite near to where I stay. Aside from that, I didn’t even know this place existed. CTSW whom has been here before, wasn’t being much of a help on what to have. He ordered something light, the Sloppy Joe, while he did mentioned that the meatloaf was nice. When I saw the pork ribs on the menu, I can’t help but ordered it so we could try more stuff.

His Sloppy Joe was not bad. The sauce was like bolognaise sauce used in pasta. Dip the bun, fries into the sauce, or laden the bun with sauce and fries, then eat like a burger.

The meatloaf was indeed quite nice. Despite being only 2-little piece, they were quite tasty and soft. Somehow, the mashed potato was overkilling.

The marinated pork ribs was quite nice. A little sweetened and they fell off the bones easily.

The food here was quite nice, but we were dead full. The price was reasonable. All these cost less than RM70. A good alternative if one has had too much Friday’s or Chili’s.

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... finally, I got my hand on a Portuguese tart.


... tastes a lot better than those selling here. At least it's sweeter on the egg custard and the skin was crispy and layered like croissant.

Rating: 7/10

Today is the last day of the trip. We didn’t know what to have for lunch in Macau, hence we decided to go for souvenirs first. While we were at St Paul Street, there were many bakeries along the street. We went to try almost every types of almond cookies in those shops. I decided to hold back on consuming too much as I still needed to try the original Portuguese Tart in Macau, as those in Malaysia were really bad.

Unknown which shop to try, I simply decided to pick 1 from the most crowded one. It’s the Koi Kee tart. The taste was really good. Unlike what I had in Malaysia, the egg custard was actually sweet. Sweet enough that it’s just nice. The crust was flaking and crispy. Like a thousand layer croissant. I wished I could pack these home if only they remained fresh.

My conclusion was, one would never die of hunger being in Macau.

Wrigley’s 5

Posted: 2010-02-27 by W in 7.0 - 7.9, Eat, Maiden Experience, Snack
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... at first when I saw this, I thought it was 003 rubber.


... until I noticed that it was made by Wrigley.

Rating: 7/10

While I was buying drink from Watson’s, due to the heavy dehydration, I saw this chewing gum boxes placed at the cashier counter. At first I thought it was condoms due to the box design and its rather vague message. Until I saw the brand “Wrigley’s” on the box. Then I made sure that it wasn’t some non-edible rubber before buying it.

First impression was, it was really sweet. But the sweet taste really lasted quite long. It was more minty (spell: spicy) than the rest of the Doublemint or Supermint gums I’ve had. It’s like double or triple of those, but in the same volume or size. It was pretty nice to chew, though the price was a bit steep for this box. There were about 15 pieces of it, and it cost me HKD8.50 each box. Anyway, having 1 piece of this is equivalent to having 2 to 3 capsules of those xylitol gums.

I wished it was available here as I really want to taste it again. Before I left HK, I wanted to grab all the flavours on the last morning. Unfortunately, the rush causes me to forget about it.