Posts Tagged ‘snow fungus’

After our breakfast, we went to SS2 for dessert. EL wanted KTZ, but I told him that KTZ won’t be opens until 12:30pm. Then we adjourned to nearby tong sui shop at the row of shop behind McDonald’s.

... EL's guai ling gou. He said it was very bitter.

... EL's guai ling gou. He said it was very bitter.


... AT's egg custard.

... AT's egg custard.


... my favourite snow fungus with red dates tong sui.

... my favourite snow fungus with red dates tong sui.

Rating: 3/10

My snow fungus tong sui was quite runny. I remembered it was quite nice few years back when I had it. I guess things change.

Location: N3 07.022 E101 37.280 (est)

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.

Today is the first time my father visits Dragon-i. I’ve brought my mum to Dragon-i twice, but my father wasn’t around that time. Finally, I could let him try some really delicious Shanghai dumplings (上海小籠包).


… boiled peanuts that don’t have the chance to see the daylight when it was served.


… their trademark wet towel. Black packaging.


… I guess I just couldn’t part with the longan and snow fungus (雪耳) tong sui (糖水).


… the most craved for and a must-order, Shanghai dumplings (上海小籠包).



… the cute piggy buns. I ordered these just to take photos and my nieces were the lucky one to eat them.


… corn and cheese bun (奶油包).


… Emperor noodle (皇帝麵). Tasted and felt like Kong Nam noodle (江南麵).


… plain fried rice.


… roasted duck meat with crispy toufu skin. Hiding under the duck meat comfortably were lotus seeds. They were barricaded by a row of sliced cucumbers. Honey was poured onto those lotus seeds as well.


… these buns were given for you to wrap them up and eat together. Though they were already quite nice to be eaten just like that.





… my own “white castle”, non-halal style. Haha!

Rating: 8.5/10

Nothing is more merrier than having meals together 1 whole family. My sister’s family, my brother’s family. Surprisingly, it was fun as well when wrapping up your own “white castle” sandwich. It was my first time eating it. The duck ham’s fragrance smell so good that it made me all hungry again. Yeah, I had 2. I heard it cost around RM36/plate. Which means, 1 complete piece cost RM9 or RM9/pax of 4. That’s even more expensive than a filling burger you could get from Burger King.

Location: N3 05.472 E101 44.604

Brought my mum and sister for a dinner in Dragon-i. Since my mother seldom come visit us, so I thought I’d let her try the local’s Shanghai dumplings (上海小籠包).


… the condiments. Soy sauce, vinegar and chili.


… the tong shui (糖水), longan and snow fungus (雪耳).


… sweet crunchy eels.


… some vege with wood ear (木耳).


… the chili condiment. Very good companion for most of the food.


… Shanghai dumplings. Make sure you don’t break the skin so that the soup would be retained inside.


… spicy and sour soup.


… pai kuat (排骨) with sweet and sour sauce.

Rating: 8/10

The food was good, but the price was steep. But for mommy to eat good food, it doesn’t matter how much I had to pay, as long as she enjoys it. I guess this place would satisfies many Chinese’s parents of current generations.

Location: N3 08.283 E101 36.604