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April 12, 2008

Chicken Rice Lunch at Ayer Hitam

Filed under: Eating Out,Travel — agnes @ 3:08 am


Can you taste from looking at the pictures? Yes, the roasted meat, chicken, duck and pork are great. Let me introduce the chicken rice too, it is a star in its own. We almost had rice alone. Forget about asking me where this location exactly is. We passed by Sunshine Farlim, LonePine Condominiums (not the Lone Pine at Feringghi) and this is by the busy road. Our funny local friend, Kang Herng mentioned a haunted house on the Penang Hill, visibly blue or green in color (too sunny to see clearly). I hope you can figure where it is.


January 11, 2008

Sarawak Laksa, Hakka Abacus at Oasis, MidValley

Filed under: Eating Out — agnes @ 6:43 am


Price $$ Food 4/5 Ambience 1/5

Great Thai Food at Happy Mansion

Filed under: Eating Out — agnes @ 6:31 am


Price $ Food 4/5 Ambience 4/5

July 4, 2007

Cup Cake Chic Round II

Filed under: Eating Out — agnes @ 3:54 pm

An order for a birthday boy – Jody Goh.


June 30, 2007

Cup Cake Chic

Filed under: Eating Out — agnes @ 8:22 am

Pretty and yummy cup cakes from Cup Cake Chic.

Lovely cupcake blog and posts I love to read
Cupcake Blog



May 14, 2007

Kuching’s Must Try Unique Dishes

Filed under: Eating Out,Travel — agnes @ 12:50 pm

Mee Kolo
Mee Kolo Kuching is just as healthy as Pansor Manuk. The locally produced springy and chewy noodle is fine and served generously in quantity. Watch out for soya sauce condiment that accompanies Mee Kolo. I tried a few version of Mee Kolo, some soya sauce is very hot.

Kuching’s Must Try Unique Dishes

Filed under: Eating Out,Travel — agnes @ 12:45 pm

Rice Noodle in Tomato Gravy
Noodle or rice noodle in tomato gravy is simple and easy to digest in hot weather. Surprisingly this dish is not found in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. In Kuching, noodle or rice noodle in tomato gravy is a normal dish in any local café. This is an appetizing dish that suits all ages.


Chicken fever in Kuching

Filed under: Eating Out,Travel — agnes @ 12:36 pm

I love chicken dishes in Kuching. Besides Pansoh Manuk, my favourites are also fluffy Nasi Beriyani with fried chicken at Bukhari, Jalan Satok. Chinese chicken rice at a chicken rice shop in front of Grand Continental Hotel.



May 9, 2007

Kuching’s Pansoh Manuk

Filed under: Eating Out,Travel — agnes @ 3:48 pm

I had Pansoh Manuk (bamboo chicken with fragrant rice) for lunch at hotel. I didn’t bring my camera, what a waste. Back to Pansoh Manuk. Healthy as it is high in protein and little fat as chicken cooked in adequate amount of water boiled together with  local fresh herbs. Side dishes such as Acar Sayur whets appetite and Milin stir fried with Belachan. Bario rice is served with Pansoh Manuk, is less starchy than Thai fragrant rice but twice the price. I managed to find few links on Pansoh Manuk.

Hilton Kuching

Fascinating Malaysia

Kokkieblanda (is this Dutch?)


May 2, 2007

Chocolate: See’s Candy

Filed under: Eating Out — agnes @ 3:21 pm

MalaysiaBest blogged on Theme Tuesday – Chocolate Desserts reminded me of See’s Candy which I had in Hong Kong. The luxurious and velvety melt on tongue experience is still fresh. I would reward myself again on a piece of See’s Candy after seeing success on my assignments.

December 19, 2006

Nanxiang at The Curve

Filed under: Eating Out — tanling @ 4:53 pm


Nanxiang Mantou Dian is a famous 1900 Shanghai steam dumpling which business is still brisk till this day at the original shop. I tried Nanxiang outlet at Bugis Junction which I’m afraid is disappointing and long queue.

Nanxiang best selling steam dumpling should be enjoy slowly while it is still steaming hot. Avoid lip or tongue burn by sipping a little at a time – the dumpling’s contained hot soup, thru the opening of on top.

Nanxiang at The Curve is pricey RM77+ for 2 persons, not much filling-more like snack portion. I like the stir fry rice cake though some may find it a little salty. The serving is quite small.

Price $$$ Food 2/5 Ambience 2/5

December 16, 2006

Sushi at Ikano Lower Ground

Filed under: Eating Out — tanling @ 6:48 pm

Kanki Sushi have just opened opposite of the Nyonya kueh shop. Fresh and reasonably priced sushi, sashimi and bento which quality are equally good as any Japanese local & regular restaurants in Klang Valley. Soft and fluffy rice hand rolled with fresh ingredients.

Price $ Food 4/5 Ambience 2/5


November 23, 2006

Ying Ge Lou at The Curve

Filed under: Eating Out — tanling @ 5:39 pm

Food at Hakka restaurant – Ying Ge Lou set this establishment in its own direction, ethnic chinese food. Fluffy and hot brown rice. Omellete in chinese wine soup which almost knock me off. I am a lousy drinker. Good claypot dishes.
Price $$$ Food 3/5 Ambience 4/5


November 18, 2006

Hainanese Rice Dumpling

Filed under: Eating Out — tanling @ 1:24 pm

My next door neighbour-his wife is an excellent cook. Tonight she gave us 2 cute little – palm sized rice dumplings.. Hainanese style. I have never seen though I am a Hainanese. My husband and sons (including myself) were so in love with her rice dumpling… Let the pictures do the talking.


I want to give it a French name coz of its’ size. Hainanese little rice dumpling will be….

http://www.freetranslation.com/ result: la petite boulette de pâte de riz de Hainanese and retranslate to English as The small dough pellet of rice of Hainanese.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr result: Hainanese peu de boulette de riz and back to English as Hainanese little rice pellet.

Quite a mouthful in French… phew…

November 14, 2006

Penang 2 Days Makan Marathon

Filed under: Eating Out,Travel — tanling @ 2:02 pm

Went to Penang by car from Kuala Lumpur for 2 days of work. I took all the oppurtunities available to eat, eat and eat. Especially had most of the Ais Kacang I craved. Visited one shop recommended by Flavours Magazine to shop for tableware. I am soooooooo happy. Like haven’t been ‘home’ for 2 years. I love you Penang!!!!

Lorong Selamat: Yummy Oyster Omelette

Lorong Selamat: Prawn Noodle

Lorong Selamat: Air Batu Campur with creamy ice cream and great beans.

Swatow Lane: Air Batu Campur

Lorong 100 Tahun: Curry Noodle

Lorong 100 Tahun: Local coffee is GOOD too...

Penang Chee Cheong Fun or Penang Steamed Rice Noodle

Kek Seng: Our first order - Durian Ice Cream

Kek Seng: Pie Tee or Top Hats

Kek Seng: Asam Laksa

Kek Seng: Penang Lor Bak and Air Batu Campur

Kek Seng: Air Batu Campur close up

October 13, 2006

Kluang Coffee Shop One Utama

Filed under: Eating Out — tanling @ 5:15 pm

Enjoy some delicious pictures of Kluang Kopitiam bestsellers.


Hainanese chicken chop: I am a Hainanese but have never seen the gravy in tomato version. Traditionally supposed to be onion gravy but the chicken in Kluang Kopitiam’s version is fresh and yummy.


Nasi lemak with fried chicken: Sambal not too spicy but cucumber is not fresh. The fried chicken is the same as chicken chops’.

Price $$ Food 3/5 Ambience 2/5

October 10, 2006

Skudai day trip

Filed under: Eating Out,Travel — tanling @ 2:41 pm

Arrived at Skudai at 8.30am. Looked like not much to eat. Fortunately found a coffeeshop with decent crowd. Only few stores operating. Walking around, inspecting what patrons have on their table – bowl, leftover, drinks, I decided to have laksa and my travel partner wanted to have chee cheong fun. It reminded me of primary school days. Soft tofu on the right, fresh flat rice noodle, bouncy fish balls, fish cake slices and beans sprout were nostalgic. Even the slightly spicy coconut soup tasted the same.

School canteen laksa noodle

My travel partner had his chee cheong fun or steamed flat rice with sweet bean sauce and toasted sesame seeds.

Price $$ Food 2/5 Ambience 1/5


On our way back to Klang Valley, the  haze was still around but tolerable for driving. Fortunately the weather was cool and good to sleep all the way home.


October 7, 2006

Chris Second Birthday Cake

Filed under: Eating Out — tanling @ 3:57 pm


Terrace bakery at Mount Kiara did a good job for Chris recent 2nd birthday cake. Chris favourite cartoon show – Pingu, Pinga and their parents are on their North Pole home, complete with igloo, water impression of a pond, puddle and some pine trees. The kids could not resist touching the cake. I decided to set a little higher budget since his dad complained this is Chris first birthday cake. The cake tasted as good as it looks. Price $$$ Food 4/5

October 4, 2006

KLCC Suria 4th Floor Food Court

Filed under: Eating Out — tanling @ 6:12 pm


Spent whole day running office errand by train in Kuala Lumpur today. By 11.30am my belly was barking. I think some people heard. So I headed to the nearest food court since I was already at Kinokuniya  to pick up some books. I took a piece of chicken, beef strips stir fried with ginger and vegetable cooked in curry from a chinese mixed rice stall. All for RM8.50!!!! Next time I will show you guys the good ones from Mid Valley. Price $$$ Food 2/5 Ambience 2/5

October 1, 2006

Toa Payoh Wet Market Food Court

Filed under: Eating Out,Travel — tanling @ 11:12 am


Found my ultimate southern chinese comfort food at Toa Payoh Wet Market Food Court. It’s sliced fish meat in preserved salted mustard leave(harm choy), tomato,  chinese celery and toasted left flounder meat, cooked in fish bone soup.

Another is mini Teochew chinese dumpling and Siew Mai by a 60 over years in business stall. Pop one dumpling into your mouth, taste its juicy and tender meat.

Then you keep eating non-stop.

Price $ Food 4/5 Ambience 2/5


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