Food oh glorious food

Argh!!! Hate it when I procrastinate in writing a post and then it’s just been too long since the event occurred. Damn you PROCRASTINATION!

Therefore, instead of waiting for the cows to come home, here were some of the photos I would’ve uploaded if I did get around writing something about them. Enjoy the food. Oh glorious food.

The Daily Grind, Bangsar Village 1

Onion rings for appetizers
Classic beef burger done in rare

Water Lily Bistro, Mutiara Tropicana

Chicken strips with tangy black peper sauce on the side
Signature nasi campur waiting to give you a food coma

Yik Kee Restaurant, Gohtong Jaya

Recommended claypot chicken with watercrest and egg fried foo yong style

If you’re not into the food, here’s a recent video of a puppy we just got. Watch as how Truffles torture the helpless and defenceless Milkman. That was the name we dub her toy.


Trying to eat the Malaysian way

Ariel had a friend down from Hong Kong and it’s her 1st  visit. So, naturally as Malaysians, we’d show our friends from out of town our number 1 attraction – food. Here starts our journey of eating like a Malaysian.

The 6 meal path

It was said that we Malaysians eat a lot. Instead of 4 meals a day, we can eat up to 6 meals a day. This includes:

  1. Breakfast
  2. Morning tea
  3. Lunch
  4. Afternoon tea
  5. Dinner
  6. Support (better known as mamak)

Starting with the morning, we went for our national dish; nasi lemak (fat rice – litteral translation), at Village Park in Damansara Uptown. It was my 1st visit to this place too and after eating my first spoon of rice, I understood right away the attraction. The rice was very fragrant and the sambal (pronounced sum-bal) was just nice.

Unfortunately, I had to avoid the fried chicken because my sore throat wasn’t giving up on me. Damn you! 🙁

Morning tea – I think

After we took some time to kill and digest, we went off to SS15, Subang Jaya. I’m not a die-hard food hunter, however Hawk brought us to another food gem I never knew about, though Ariel did. We took our friend to have some rojak (mixed fruit) and cendol (traditional dessert).

Once again, I had to avoid the rojak because I was concerned the sauce would irritate my throat too much. And why do I care so much for my throat? Well, I’ve still meetings to attend the coming week and I don’t want to mime my clients later.

I did have some coconut next door and it was really refreshing. Plus, there was a lot of the coconut meat to eat. By the end of that, I was already full to the brim and I knew this was enough for lunch.

No room for lunch

Our earlier meals were still lingering in our stomachs. So we decided to take our time in Aquaria. And this was my 1st time, watching the feeding session at the main hall. However, me and Ariel with our backs to the wall could only catch glimpses of the fishes. Or, the much larger ones like the stingray, sea turtle and sand tiger shark. The shark was as big as the diver?!

Skipping lunch, we chilled at the food court and took in some ais kacang aka ABC (air batu campur), otherwise known; mixed ice shaving. This was another meal I evaded because of the sugar content found in this dessert.

The rest considered dropping into Pavillion or Sungei Wang, just to show our friend what those places were like, but I had to suggest for us to go back. It wasn’t so much of my throat but my body was feeling aches and I felt like I had chills once in awhile.

Preparing for dinner

After resting up, we headed over to Bangsar for some banana leaf rice. We found a great parking right in front of the Nirvana restaurant – wooohooo! It was already quite busy but we got seats in less than 10 minutes.

The mutton curry here is spicier than the one I frequent at Jalan 222. But I’ve to admit the deep fried bitter gourd here is tastier. So I pretty much killed my throat in the night.

Ending the night with mamak

Once we were done checking out both Bangsar Village centres, we headed on over to William’s for supper. The #1 dish we’ve introduced to most of our overseas friends here is the cheese naan. And we always tell them it was a must to eat it after dipping into the condensed milk. No questions asked – no matter how disgusting your friends may think it is. Because you’ll see their face light up and admit how good it is later. 😀

So that’s 5 out of 6 meals, as we tried our best to eat the Malaysian way. If we maybe had less rojak and cendol, our bloated stomachs would’ve some room for fried koay teow. Or, maybe we went wrong somewhere else? Hmm…

My Chinese New Year Pictorial Celebration

During Chinese New Year, the weather becomes warmer and the skies become clearer. Not to mention, you become tanner. 😉

A day to look up

Then, when the family is back for the new year, some like to celebrate it with a bang. So either they have loud fireworks or they invite the lion into their homes.

red cloth
Where's mah lion?!

And during Chinese New Year, expect to gain weight because the spread is massive. Plus, you’d be having a ‘lou sang’ of a time. 😉

food montage
Western spread

Once you’re full and your tummy is bloated like the God of Happiness, you’d want to rub it a few times for some luck. Because the Chinese will open a table for some friendly gambling. The serious gamblers will go to casinos, so keep away the RM50 notes and bring out the RM0.50 coins.

mahjong set
Gin rummy

And if your luck is down, you’ll want to pull out all the stops to not lose as much as RM10 during the session. And trust me, it’s not that difficult to accumulate a RM10 loss with merely RM0.50. 😛

feng shui amulets
Feng shui support

But at the end of the day, it’s really about family. Returning to see your parents and relatives. Tossing the ‘lou sang’ as high as you can to make it come true. Laughing, drinking and eating around the table as one big happy family. 🙂


Happy Chinese New Year everyone! May yours have been a very prosperous one with money, love, family and friends. 😀

Lots of Laughter with P1 Buddies at LOL Cafe, SS19 Subang Jaya

Met up with some P1 buddies (Veron, Kenny, Lawrence, Cynthia x2, Jason x2, Elroy and Trevor) last night for dinner together with Ariel. We ate at a new place to me called; LOL Cafe, located in SS19 Subang Jaya.

Being an Internetizen, LOL would’ve stand for Laugh Out Loud. But nope, it’s called Lots of Laughter or one of our friends said; Lots of Love. For good food.

Cynthia and her pinchers
Kenny sucking in
Veron talking to the crab
Jason digging in

The highlight of the dinner was indeed the grilled crab. Its meat was so fresh and sweet you could just eat and eat. Other than the crab, we also had:

  • Pork satay (yes, pork!)
  • Deep fried shrimp (Kenny and Veron agreed it had to have beer)
  • Chili lala (spicyness!)
  • Grilled cockles (me and Kenny were downing a plate)
  • BBQ lamb (a little on the salty side)
  • BBQ chicken wings (this was the bomb!)

And to accompany our food, some of us brought wine and alcohol. Seriously, it’s been a long time I had a hearty meal, good food, good wine and great company. All in one Friday night – awesomeness!

Elroy, Cynthia and Trevor
Veron and Lawrence
Veron and Me

As I said on my Facebook status…

Great food. Great friends. The only way to enjoy great company. 🙂

TGIF, yesterday.