Posts Tagged ‘longan’

... sea coconut longan drink.

... sea coconut longan drink.


... plain nasi lemak.

... plain nasi lemak.

Rating: 7/10

I was there early expecting to have a plate of satisfying nasi lemak with nice fried chicken. Unfortunately, the fried chicken only available from 2pm onward. At least I get to know that the stall opens even during lunch time and even better, there’s fried chicken during lunch, on Saturday.

Location: N3 04.360 E101 35.356

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After our 2nd round of lunch at Koon Kee, we adjourned to the nearby infamous longan drink stall. This stall was the 1st ever famous food I’ve heard of since I started staying in KV. It’s a must try for everyone.

... the crowds.

... the crowds.


... it used to be only RM0.80 a bowl. Now it's RM1.30 a cup.

... it used to be only RM0.80 a bowl. Now it's RM1.30 a cup.

Rating: 8/10

After so many years, the taste was still as good. It felt like the 1st time I had it. Though the last time I had this longan drink, it was very bad, bitter even. I guess now the boss took over his/her own stall and manage it all by him/herself. Another downside was the ice was quite a lot compared to last time where the ice was thin.

Location: N3 08.666 E101 41.866

I’ve promised AC that I’d go to have ayam penyet with him last week. But suddenly, I had to follow my strict diet due to unforeseen circumstances. So, this week, he has the word “penyet” plastered all over his GoogleTalk client. I guess I had to give in and go with him for once. I guess it wouldn’t hurt, besides I really wanna give it a try too.

At first, I thought we’ve agreed on dining in Restoran Ayam Penyet-AP, ended up we came to Restoran Ayam Penyet RIA instead. AC said, he’s heard of quite a few good recommendations pointing to Restoran Ayam Penyet RIA and most of the Google searches point to here as well. Oh well, we can always go for Restoran Ayam Penyet-AP at a later time.

... the shop.

... the shop.


... write your order on the paper, 1 for beverages, the other for the food.

... write your order on the paper, 1 for beverages, the other for the food.


... the colourful menu, so penyet feel.

... the colourful menu, so penyet feel.


.. the mother of all penyets? Monyet more like it. Haha!

.. the mother of all penyets? Monyet more like it. Haha!


... longan with black jelly. Super sweeeeet!

... longan with black jelly. Super sweeeeet!


... my ayam penyet.

... my ayam penyet.


... AC's lele penyet. Deep fried cat fish.

... AC's lele penyet. Deep fried cat fish.


... gotta try the gado-gado cause our main course don't look filling enough.

... gotta try the gado-gado cause our main course don't look filling enough.

Rating: 6/10

Firstly, the drink was very sweet. At first I thought he was sucking straight from the sugar water. Then after I mixed mine evenly, it was still very sweet. Aside from the canned longan drink, they even put in extra sugar water. That’s crazy. Luckily I didn’t go for the bandung, thanks to my paranoid in sticking to my strict diet (in fact, the strict diet seems to be looser and looser by the day…).

In the beginning, I’ve already told him that I could only have 3x matchbox size of chicken meat, hence I only had 1/3 of my chicken thigh, roughly. He gave me a bit of his fish meat. It was seriously a bit, so bit that it would just fill the gaps of my teeth. The fish very deep fried till crisp, very nice and crispy. I think I’ll go for the fish next time, but AC said the fish was not filling enough, too little meat. Luckily he has my chicken too.

My chicken was quite nice but nothing to shout about. The tempeh was not sourish, which was good. There were plenty of those crunchy bits too, but 1/2 of them were only on the chicken while half of them were underneath the chili sauce. That chili sauce was extremely crazy. AC gave it an 11/10 on spicy rating. I guess I had to give it an infinity. Though I’d still prefer Waroeng Penyet’s belacan which is not as spicy too. Our penyet came with water spinach too, which is neat. Waroeng Penyet’s lacked the water spinach despite cost RM0.90 more than this.

The gado-gado has abundance of prawn crackers, but the peanut sauce just not as good as the one I had in Waroeng Penyet. At least it doesn’t have sourish and rotten tempeh and crab roe-like bean curds. Unfortunately, the place doesn’t serve grilled chicken like in Waroeng Penyet too. AC said he’d wanna try the beef penyet next time.

Location N3 04.484 E101 36.654

Went to Cold Storage today. I was curious as in what new stock did they bring in. Bought back 3 items from there, 2 chocolates and 1 biscuits.

... the 72% dark chocolate got my attention. Didn't find any "imported by" sticker on it, could be locally made. Further proven with the "Halal" logo printed on top.

... the 72% dark chocolate got my attention. Didn't find any "imported by" sticker on it, could be locally made. Further proven with the "Halal" logo printed on top.


... came with quality seal. A way to increase the price of your chocolate despite being locally manufactured.

... came with quality seal. A way to increase the price of your chocolate despite being locally manufactured.


... the content was rather, unappealing.

... the content was rather, unappealing.


... 17 gold bars, total up to 100gm. How does that get divided into 17 bars?

... 17 gold bars, total up to 100gm. How does that get divided into 17 bars?


... unfortunately, they seriously need to pay more attention on the quality assurance department. Chocolate leakage, a big NO NO!

... unfortunately, they seriously need to pay more attention on the quality assurance department. Chocolate leakage, a big NO NO!


... pretty plain printing, very unappealing indeed.

... pretty plain printing, very unappealing indeed.

Rating: 6/10

This locally manufactured 72% dark chocolate was a little sweeter than I expected. It was also the 1st time I see a locally made dark chocolate that labels it 72%. I don’t recall if Beryl’s labeled their products with the percentage of cocoa though. I thought it would be bitter as 70% from other brands were pretty bitter already. When I had the first 1, it actually tasted pretty nice, sweetened black, with minimal milk. For 100g of cocoa at RM13.99, I’d expect it to be better. The aftertaste was a bit overkilling. It sorta made my throat a little sore. This is what I call a “bitter aftertaste relationship”. Back to imported goods.

... packaging looks rather different. Probably because inside contains pastilles form chocolates.

... packaging looks rather different. Probably because inside contains pastilles form chocolates.


... bottom was printed as well. The part where most manufacturer would save cost from printing anything. Pretty neat!

... bottom was printed as well. The part where most manufacturer would save cost from printing anything. Pretty neat!


... unfortunately, the chocolate's printing itself wan't as pretty as the display.

... unfortunately, the chocolate's printing itself wan't as pretty as the display.


... only melts in your mouth, not in your hand. Unfortunately, this doesn't work like M&Ms.

... only melts in your mouth, not in your hand. Unfortunately, this doesn't work like M&Ms.


... give it a bit and the inside looked like truffles's content.

... give it a bit and the inside looked like truffles's content.


... don't just discard the wrapper. You might find some random phrases on different wrappers.

... don't just discard the wrapper. You might find some random phrases on different wrappers.

Rating: 6/10

On the other hand, the Dove devilishly dark chocolate hasn’t any percentage label on it. For 150g at RM21.99 of imported goods, it doesn’t really cost that much more as compared to ORVIeN. Probably because this 1 has lesser percentage of cocoa in it. In fact, it was pretty sweet. The content was very truffles-like, which I kinda like. Sweet, soft and powdery cocoa content. If only it has less sugar in it and contains alcohol. It would be really nice!

Here’s another one:

... "Chocolate doesn't make the world go around but it makes the trip worthwhile."

... "Chocolate doesn't make the world go around but it makes the trip worthwhile."

Lastly, the drink…

... tong sui courtesy of HL. It has snow fungus, I like it.

... tong sui courtesy of HL. It has snow fungus, I like it.

Rating: 7.5/10

This tong sui that HL brought back was pretty nice. In fact, it was comparable to the one I had in Canton Fare, which was a similar kind of tong sui. The only set back was, this tong sui was not cold. I didn’t get to ask him where he bought it and for how much. Last I heard he said he was in PJ Old Town.

I went to meet my sister at Kuchai Lama to get the FIR concert tickets from her. It was already 2pm when I reached there and I was dead hungry. So I went to the nearby shop and have a quick lunch. She recommended me flat flour noodle at the corner shop, but it was packed with people as it was peaked hour for lunch. So I decided to have a quick one at Face 2 Face, which I saw an outlet in Subang Jaya as well.

... go in and sit, that's what written there.

... go in and sit, that's what written there.


... free wifi is like a must nowadays, everywhere you go.

... free wifi is like a must nowadays, everywhere you go.


... Siraitia grosvenorii (羅漢果) with longan ice.

... Siraitia grosvenorii (羅漢果) with longan ice.


... I ordered the dried curry fettucine.

... I ordered the dried curry fettucine.

Rating: 2/10

The dried curry smells really good, but it tasted mediocre. Though, it got worse and worse as you eat. So I couldn’t finish it, I left about 1/2 of it. The only nice thing there would have to be the FREE Wifi and Siraitia grosvenorii with longan drink.

Location: N3 05.357 E101 41.247

This was my second time visiting Station 1 Cafe at my place. The previous time, I didn’t bring my camera along. Not that I get some good pictures this time. Anyhow, my previous experience with Stations 1 wasn’t a good one, but I heard that their salad chicken rice was good, so I gave it a try this time.


… some longan drink with shaved ice.


… my colleague had a hot honey, as usual. Totally kills off all the nutrition in the honey with hot water and metal spoon.


… salad chicken rice.

Rating: 5/10

The salad chicken rice was indeed good. I could managed to finish the whole plate without much trouble. Though the chicken was a bit cold and the rice was not fragrance. Anyhow, this could be the best salad combo compared to other type of rice meals.

Location: N3 06.865 E101 35.446