30 August 2008
Ijok , the pekan ( small town ) half way between Sg Buloh & Kuala Selangor made famous by the death of a State Assemblyman in 2007 & the subsequent inflow of De RM100 million by-election bounty is all about what goes wrong ( or issit right) in post independence " MERDEKA ! " ( 31August 1957) Malaysia.
But first , lets eat.
The lunch scene in this small Chinaman Fan Tien 飯店 ( rice shop, powered by petite friendly Indonesian ladies " Saya dari Medan, Bang ") is so typical of its kind throughout Malaysia.
Quite busy from 12 to 2 pm when nearby factory workers , office staff , the surrounding residents "tapauing" ( takeaway) for the kids & the aged , and the occassional busy travellers cum food connoisseurs ( ahem...like team bsg ).
Gives you fuel ( or feel ) , U know to continue Xploring further upstream.
Or if you dun like , try looking ( & then booking ) for the Gluttonny famously rich beggars chicken sold somewhere round the corners ( sorry we dunno where )
29 August 2008
Our unassuming friend is one of those no fuss just do it ! kind of entrepreneur and "learn myself one " cook , of all things becoming famous for his clear lala ( clams ) in savoury soup at his wooden but very airy shack .
Then one hazy day those Big Gomen people decided to relocate The Airport to the now notorious 60 km away Kuala Lumpur International Airport ( KLIA) sometime in 1998 , which started a Mega Doom for the Terminal as a seafood paradise for the nearby hungry PJ & Subang Jaya gluttons.
Xcept this fler, still standing ...as lala-ish as ever.
He got it right by making some items halal , and then the run down wooden rickety place ultra casual.
It is still pretty crowded and popular with Malay customers & Europeans ( with their mandatory Carlsbergs/Tigers in green iced buckets ).
Everything fine except on that hot dusty day in August 2008 , we couldn't enjoy the great taste as we used to , on some of our favourite dishes.
Did you know food ( above pixs) can be overflavored ( over assamed over sambaled ) ?
...and the opened individual lala can reveal tiny shelly crabs within its 2 clams ?
It happens , sometimes...even to the best of us
Subang Terminal 3
Contact : Tel 03 7859 1906
11am to 3pm (lunch—except Sunday)
5pm to midnight (dinner)
26 August 2008
Since June 2000, "The Chicken Rice Shop" halal chain of chicken rice family restaurants serving "grandmother's traditional Hainanese secret recipe chicken rice" and a special selection of local Malaysian delicacies has spread its wings far n wide across Malaysia.
...here in their packed Subang Parade (PJ) outlet one August Sunday afternoon, a quickie of their popular single combo set of streamed white chickens , fragrant oiled (yellowish) rice , boiled beansprouts , 2 mini pai tee ( a kind of pretty nyonya influenced vegetable roll ) , a soft drink , complete with jelly dessert and the usual soup and chilli/ginger sauces for RM13.99
has re-aligned our previously poor first impressions of their shop in Giant Hypermarket, Shah Alam.
This second time , every item seemed fresh and the tender white chicken meat delivered as close as what was promised, right down to the all-important looks...n feel
Wait for our review of their other Malaysian Favourites ( esp their eye popping curry mee offering at RM9.99 )
NB : as is usual with this kind of all day aromatic lingering heavily Chinese soya sauced chickens n beansprouts , always visit the washroom after the feast to properly unsauce your salty lips n collar
25 August 2008
at 25.8.08 | |
consider stopping-over at this extra large extra spacious extra airy Malay Restaurant with the extra large carpark + Big Toilets called Restoran De Hentian Batu 8 beside the Perak River.
Have your fill of the full range of contemporary Malay noodles & rice + Western Favourites , ala carte dining or the kampungy ikan bakar . Prices are quite standard while those few items we tried ( see pixs ) were quite acceptable although service needed to be prompted on and off from the army of man & woman helpers.
Opens for lunch and dinner. With free wifi facilities.
24 August 2008
22 August 2008
This one is from the Dengkil R & R ( KLIA Highway ) RM3
A thin foldable soft bread with a sourish taste.
Gravies as in 1st choice roti canai
RM4 Sunway Mentari, PJ coffee shop
in soya ( + secret ?) sauce with mushroom and chicken meat
usually found right in front of some Chinaman coffee shops in
steaming hot multi-deck aluminiun steamers , at the lower decks
( just like plain rice/bread )
team backStreetGluttons...that also becoz it was 21st August 2008 1.30 pm.
Out of a few hundred food cafes, restaurants & side eating shops we picked these and had a few brews. But at the very far end , almost out of sight and onto the elevated 2 steps smokin' zone
( oh actually it wasn't crowded ).
So how was the food and all that ? His curry mee ( RM17 ) was humongous , so he struggled through , then abandoned the big prawn head & requested extra gravy to finisto.
We thought it looked surprisingly Italian for a Malaysian dish .
very cozy and private place ...wonderful for a hideaway of 3 hours, maybe
20 August 2008
actually it is the smallest plate in Petaling Jaya (maybe Malaysia)
(an all time PJ record up to @ 21aug2008)
17 August 2008
Blockbuster Spiderman 2 was a real Classic & a great tribute to the
Italian flat bread
in the square box.
Here in little Malaysia , popular fast food chain Pizza Hut , unlike Mcdonald and KFC , have a really Big Menu ( King Sized ) , and they are different alright.
a weekday 15 minutes Fast Lunch ( or RM 5 off default reward) ,
online payment & home delivery ,
fresh DIY salad counter,
a state-of-the-Pizza mobile heater box ,
plus a range of Italiano-Thai-Malaysian combos withh round and not so round,
colorful small medium big ...
...Xtra Big pizzas
and this and that ....
...guaranteed to confuse you no end ?
but their frustrating Menu is actually loads of distracting fun , and oh we love their gorgeously simple garlic bread and their tasty Hawaian Chicken Pizza,
... as does delicious Mary Jane
13 August 2008
12 August 2008
and so was the nonsensically famed Hakka Mee grazed by some loose siew yoke ( bbq meat).
Since it was a late Saturday past 2pm the soggy
famous Seremban ( a town near port dickson ) favorites
can be famously forgiven as ( OMG ! ) at least 20 people were turned away
that hazy afternoon
Restoran Famous Seremban Favourites
de lost zone , PJ
10 August 2008
Then she broke away and slid into the struggling Summit USJ, earning herself a self-proclaimed controversial " best assam laksa" in Subang ( no she din say Batam )
The brightest lights in the Damansara Perdana, PJ area where IKEA & Tesco roost unchallenged gave a humongous shattering jolt to closest neighbor hotshot 1 Utama , followed by a massive dose of double Cs of Curve & Cineleisure , transforming the once unknown orang asli boondocks into now PJ's premier state-of-the-eat Gluttons Zone.
Now comes fiesty Ah Cheng again , fresh & fully transformed, reclassed and ready to play affectionately d e e p once more , this time inside fantasy world Cineleisure.
Xperience her fire burning 3 in 1 lust-uous mouth hugging Dark Secrets above for only RM13 , believe it or not , ( careful dear...not suitable for the underaged )
09 August 2008
07 August 2008
We first tried this roti canai in Taman Sri Muda , Shah Alam some years back. Even then we thought it tasted different. Then we saw the brochure that the dough was prepared from a factory for delivery to its chain of 24 hr shops.
It was nice when they were at Kota Kemuning ( Shah Alam , Selangor ) for a while then closed , then reopened at the commercial centre at the first roundabout. Just like how they opened and closed at USJ Taipan ( beside Coffee Bean ) , Subang Jaya.
Spacious corner lot with the shining tables and chairs.
( must be easy to clean , so many of them )
Sri Muda & Bukit Tinggi Klang , scoring exceptionally high in
texture, freshness , looks & that taste
Watch it Mr Kayu , here he comes shooting coz he's really good
06 August 2008
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a reader Ong K M , writes on 5th Aug 2008,
Ban students from Mamak Stalls and Cinemas
" ...blah blah blah... I propose that
(i) The esteemed ( Higher Education ) Minister considers banning students from going to mamak stalls and coffee shops. These are places where nonsensical and unproductive coffee shop 'chatter' takes place, involving the topics of political interest of the day.
Since we do not want our best and brightest to corrupt their ears and to waste their time by listening to this nonsense.
(ii) ban students from watching football matches . Watching football matches, which lasts for approximately one hour 45 minutes (including the break), is an extremely unproductive use of time.
Our students could use this time more productively, in discussing the latest developments in biotechnology and nanotechnology and in collaborations to build Proton a new hybrid engine.
(iii) ban students from watching movies in the cinemas which is another big waste of time, time that could be better spent on academic pursuits and developing one's own human capital.
In addition, many movies produced in the West promote decadent values not consistent with our Asian culture. For example, we would not want our students to be unduly influenced by the portrayal of vigilante justice and 'cool' criminals in the latest Batman movie.
However, again, exceptions should be made for movies produced locally since we are supporting local industry by watching these movies.
(iv) ...blah blah blah...
(v) all students in public universities must carry at least one book where ever they go on and off campus so that students do not waste previous time while waiting for buses or sitting in their friend's cars or waiting in a queue or even sitting in the John/Jane , time that could be spent reading and developing their human capital.blah blah blah...
(vi) blah blah blah...
...sommore blah blah blah...
I sincerely hope that the esteemed Minister considers at least some of my recommendations made above and implement them as soon as possible."
ok lah , wait
lets see how they will sodomise Anwar today at 10 am 7 Aug 2008
05 August 2008
Sekinchan is along the coastal road from Kuala Selangor to Teluk Intan and is flat and large enough to be the rice bowl of Selangor, even tho it is more known for its Chinese fishing villages.
Next time do not just pass by . Come early like 12 something pm and then before the Petronas petrol station turn left via the traffic lights towards the sea ( got no sandy beach so cannot swim one ).
Using your keen sense horned by many years of gluttonny turn right again before you accidentally hit head-on the smallish restaurant with many Pagoda branded singlet cladded Chinamen hanging round the plastic tables straight ahead of you at the junction.
Now you see the big restaurant or not ? Got 5 shops joined together one. Prices also cheaper than KL so dun worry so much.
Ok step right in . Then treat yourself to fine Chinese food and don't forget the beers coz the sea breeze and the haze is pretty hot & humid outside. Got also many pretty girls working nearby in the factories one. Their Boss always bring them here for lunch ( who knows for dinners too )
Restoran Guan Seng Loong
Sekinchan , Selangor
tel 03 - 3241 8494
04 August 2008
This is where probably many Malaysians first fell in love with Japanese cuisine , at first sight !
Impecccable presentation....simple , stylish... neat n clean.
And constantly moving. The kids will say , its cool baby.
but where's the spoon ah ?
this marvellous real wrap's gonna unwrap all da other wannabe foldables of KFC/Mcfolds
03 August 2008
So what gives ?
the never say die 70 something Grumpy Old Man. Customers like to surround him to see how he chops em up at his age , his 2 boy & girl constantly bickering assistants trying to outdo each other...again
Petaling Steeet , KL)
This pure & white flat tender noodles in sauce goes for RM1.50. Tastes a little sticky but service is extra fast becoz the old man chops fast while the ultra skinny assistant talks even faster
sourishly good with 1st class springy bee hoon ( aka sarawak laksa ) R4.80 but minus the KL much loved cockles version.
You can try them if you are around this SEA Park area PJ suburbs and too tired of that overhyped Paramount Gardens O & S hotshot some noodles away.
02 August 2008
here near the Peace Hill ( Bukit Aman ) Kuala Lumpur adjacent to the Lake Gardens , you will see people lining up to pay their bills.
Actually most of them eager beavers are here answering a certain craving to eat rice sprayed with hot sauces plus maybe 2 or 3 spicy meats and fishes to go along , mostly fried or curried which are put in 13 rectangular aluminium trays like a typhoon relief centre , manned by 4 to 5 able helpers from right to left .
The line is usually quite straight and seems to be perpetual from 7 in the mornings.
This messy thing with a tiny beef slice assembled within 20 secs costs RM 2.80 , was paid to the very undersized girl ( with the quite well endowed body ) at the far left. It took another 180 secs to wipe it clean, ugly or not.
Nasi Lemak Tanglin
Jln Tanglin, Lake Gardens KL
( near Bukit Aman )
note : being a record setting shop , we have intentionally posted the pixs above with the maximum pixels for your closest scrutiny. Pls click to magnify TQ