Bone and Pot Steamboat Kelana Jaya

Bone and Pot Steamboat at Kelana Jaya was a new steamboat place recently opened around the area. Since it’s opening and countless times passing it on my way back, me and Ariel would notice patrons waiting outside the place.

Ariel and her colleagues went there for dinner one night and her report back to me was that it was delish. Therefore, it was time to break my Bone and Pot Steamboat virginity. It was also natural for me to compare it with places I’ve been for steamboat like Tasty Pot and the restaurant nearby my place.

We arrived there after 6pm and waited less than 10 minutes before seating. But I noticed the crowd really coming after 8pm onwards. So, if you plan on eating here, come earlier because there aren’t many tables on the ground floor. Onward to food!

Famous pork broth

Pardon the additional watercress vegetable and some additions because I only took photos after we were a quarter into the food. LOL!

Needle mushrooms wrapped with chicken and slices of beef
Fried bean curd was the bomb!

Ariel told me this was the best Bone and Pot Steamboat dish she had at the time. And I must concur! You could definitely eat this alone with rice for a meal. It’s fried to a crisp leaving a very soft crusty shell and its inside is so soft – almost like tofu. The picture is half the portion that’s left after wallop by me and Ariel. 😛

In comparison to Tasty Pot and the other place, I felt the food here was fresher and more tasty. Only disadvantages to Bone and Pot Steamboat unfortunately is that their variety wouldn’t be as vast and their prices are a little on the high.

Nonetheless, a definite recommendation if you’re gunning for some good steamboat dining. 🙂

Story of ribs and Selangor tourism

Procrastination can be a really bad thing. When you’ve something to blog, the moment you set it aside, you end up losing its motivation and consider the decision whether to post it or not. So, what the heck – here’s my week’s life summary.

Run-in with Chicago Rib House

It’s a new eatery in 1Utama and my friend gave a good recommendation on the food. So, we normally take our friends’ word, right?

Half-rack of pork ribs

The meat was tender that it peeled off the bone without trouble. As happy as I’d have love to be, I wasn’t. Because it took more than 30 minutes before me and Ariel were served our food. My belief after reminding 2 waiters of our orders and witnessing the kitchen manager look our way  – twice, was that our servings got delivered to the wrong tables.

No doubt their system tracks orders keyed all the way to the food being cooked, but because of human error somewhere our food wasn’t delivered until much much much later. In addition, my side order was also wrong but at this point, I just couldn’t give a damn. It was a very bad experience and I won’t be paying the Chicago Rib House a second visit.

My friends suggested me to complain on their Facebook page but here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to publish this here, on Twitter and on my Facebook, if they’ve a decent team monitoring their brand online, I’d be more than happy for them to talk to me – if not comp me.

Rediscovering Selangor

If you’re active on Twitter and stay in Selangor, you may have bumped into the Tourism Selangor social media team. They’re really doing a pretty good job engaging the Selangor residents and recently, I learnt about the forest reserves – thanks to a contest by Alam Sekitar Selangor.

Contest goodies

The contest prizes wasn’t an iPad2 or new computer or new car but I didn’t really bother. It was a spur of the moment that I thought to just join the contest for the fun of it. And from that experience, I learned that 1 of the forest reserves in Selangor is Bukit Gasing. In addition, I actually visited the Tourism Selangor website to scour for my answer.

What surprised me most was when their package arrived. Apparently, it was sent from the office of the Adun Bukit Lanjan; Elizabeth Wong!

Well, thanks again for the calendars and I hope to see Selangor do much better with technology. Next step maybe to give real credit where it’s due to those who really created something for the state using technology. And I’m not talking about some 1email accounts.