Friday, October 29, 2010

OktoberFest 2010

I only celebrate 3 main festives a year. CNY, Christmas, and..... wait for it...... OKTOBERFEST!!!!! Weee!!!

Month long beer promotions and happy hour prices round the clock, what more can I ask for?? :D
Last year, I went for Eurodeli's Beerfest and spent about RM200 and felt a little cheated after that cuz, seriously, who spends RM200 at one time, on beer, during OKTOBERFEST?

So this year, I smarter a bit liao =p, went for Sid's Pub (Bukit Tunku) Beerfest instead and spent RM25. Only. For more beer than I got at Eurodeli's.


Sid's offered a wide range of draughts, including Strongbow, Kilkenny, Heineken, Guinness Stout bla bla bla. I personally don't like stout but we just had to take a stout moustache piccie each :D

This was taken right after Tiger beer was opened free flow for all. And an hour after that, ALL beers were FREE FLOW for all. Shucks man, I should've waited then I wouldn't even have needed to spend that RM25.

Smiling satisfied customers of Sid's Pub Bukit Tunku Beerfest 2010.


And of course, one beerfest is never enough!
Went for another one at Sunway Giza, The Beer Factory :)

This one wasn't as cheap as the one at Sid's BUT they only served imported smooth as butter German butter. RM100 for 5 big bottles, ok what. Right? Came up to only about RM50 per person mah! (Self justification)

The two brands of beer we bought that day.

Beer Factory was having beer drinking competitions half the night as well. Quite funny seeing some people drink like mad then straight away puke into the black dustbin provided.

But really, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter which beerfest you go to... It's the people you go with that matter cuz it's the company that makes it fun. :)

It's now 29th Oct so it's time to head to another Beerfest before this glorious month ends. Hehe.

Anyone interested can head on down to One Utama today, event starts 6pm onwards. :)
See you there! Woot!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pick of the week - MOS burger

Minta maaf atas kelewatan meng-update blog ni =p
Just got back from Merlion city where I finally got my hands on the famed MOS burger.
*gasp* You've never had MOS burger before?
No I've never had MOS burger before. Yes I should be sued.


The HOT yakiniku rice burger!!!

They were promoting this at the time I was there and it was completely YUMMILICIOUS!!! Strips of yummy tender beef, capsicum and lettuce dikepitkan in between two jap rice patties and covered in hot sauce.. ooh la la...

See how much Sue enjoys it? ;D It was so good we had it twice in 3 days. :)

Note to self: ALWAYS visit MOS burger whenever in Singapore.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Mamak Soup (sup mamak)

When u say mamak, most of the time u'll think of those roti canai, roti telur, roti naan, naan cheese,mee mamak. teh tarik, milo ais, teh ais and dadada.

but has anyone tried their mamak soup?
thick and rich.
you can taste the indian spices with just the first sip.
and also very oily. like, very. bad for your health, but good for your tastebuds once in awhile:)

shown above is the sup lidah (tongue soup). some may find it icky, some might actually like it. but my advice to all you adventurous food tasters, go for it. u'll like it.

the mamaks have a wide variety of soup on their menu: beef, mutton, tongue, vein..and some other stuff too. everytime i order a bowl, i'll order a plate of rice as well and walk out with a full tummy right after. some people order white bread to go with the soup as a dip. also yummy:)

So next time you go to a mamak, and bored of ordering the same ol roti, try ordering their soups ok!
These pictures are taken at Restoran Rashid, Ampang Point. but u can also find it in the menus of other mamaks like Lotus or Pelita around KL. price: RM6-RM8.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kitchen DIY : Meatball Mania

This post is wayyy overdue but definitely post-worthy :)

I'm gonna show you guys how to make totally yumz and simple-to-do meatballs!!

You can use any type of minced meat you want (eg chicken, beef, etc). This time I used minced pork. And first thing you'd need to do in marinate the mince meat with:

1. Soy sauce

2. Salt

3. Pepper (I used black pepper and Sarawak white pepper)

Next chop up half a turnip and some shallots. Make sure they're properly minced.

Then, add the minced shallots and turnip to the minced meat. Crack one egg into it and mix evenly. I suppose if you're using minced beef you could crack TWO eggs instead of one as beef tends to be a little dry.

Now comes the fun part :D Just roll the meat mixture into little balls and place these meat blobs on a wet plate ( to prevent sticking).

See our overcrowded plate? Should've used a bigger plate haha.

And then of course comes the frying. Just deep fry the meatballs until brown, but be careful of the "jumping oil" because turnips tend to produce water when fried and when the water touches the oil... *pliak pliak pliak* jumping oil..

See end result :) yummzz


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Studio 5 Ampang Jaya

If you happen to be in Ampang Jaya and wondering where to eat, try this stall:)
This warong together with a few others are located right next to the Ampang SPCA.
Have you guys heard of the famous Boom/ Naan Corner in Ampang Jaya?
Well Studio 5 is right next too it.
Nothing fancy looking compared to Naan Corner but they always have a crowd to serve.

the warong. and some dude who thought i was trying to take his picture.
It's been there for as long as i can remember.
Back in my primary school days, we used to drop by after school to buy lunch and have dinners there on days when mom doesn't cook.
And it's still there after i graduated primary school, high school, uni, got a job and got married.
It's like a super old timer warong.
And so i think it actually deserves a post specially dedicated to it on our blog:)

So it's just a warong stall. what's so special about it?

1)  The RM1 steamed nasi lemak.
remember our primary school days when we sental licin our small banana leaf wrapped nasi lemak together with it's sambal? well this warong preserves exactly just that. the small portion of fragrant rice, sambal, egg and its price. and because it's been steamed to cook, the rice tasted a little different from the average nasi lemak. i'm guessing it's because they steamed the rice in banana leaf until served when ordered.
These for RM1 each!

2)   Chicken Rice

I can't really explain why their chicken rice is special. Definitely not the very best one out there, but perhaps because the stall actually started off selling chicken rice when it was first opened and they've been doing it for the longest time, even before all other places open. they have the normal chicken rice and the claypot one.

Claypot Nasi Ayam - RM4
3)Drinks in Supersized Glasses

Drinks sold here come in 3 different sizes: small, medium and large. The large one, if i'm not mistaken comes in a 1L glass.For people who likes to lepak and drink. You can order any type of drink you want. From Milo Ais, Teh O, Teh Ais, to all the fruit juices (freshly squeezed).   i usually opt for the regular one. but this time around i ordered something warm cuz i was coughing pretty bad.

my barley panas and hubby's regular sized barley drink.
Do dropby for a meal the next time you're in Ampang area..i can assure you it's worth it:)

Studio 5
Jalan Kolam Ayer Lama,
Ampang Jaya  (Row of stalls next to SPCA)

Epic Phail

Someone needs a lot of brushing up... and fast.

Owh man.. Only got 2 more weeks to practice :/

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Experiment 101 - The Aspirin Mask


Ok I'm so totally gonna sound like a bimbo and a jakun here but I just stumbled upon a DIY mask that apparently works wonders for oily, blemish prone skin!

I don't know how effective it'll be but the ingredients make sense to me so I decided to take a risk on my skin and embark on an experiment of this DIY mask.

Why I say the ingredients make sense? Check it out:
1. 3 tablets Aspirin
2. Gentle gel cleanser
3. Aloe Vera gel
4. Honey

Aspirin is in essence --> acetylsalicylic acid, which is an acetylated version of salicylic acid (a main ingredient used in many blemish targeted skin care products). And I suppose the aloe vera gel is there for soothing purposes and the honey for its antioxidative properties.

I got this "recipe" from here, one of those beauty blogs I've been frequenting recently.

I suppose I've always been intrigued with how these chemical thingies affect the skin, so I'm thinking, I might just go into cosmecueticals as a specialisation after this. :)

Ok I'm out, check back in 2 weeks time for the results!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Foodventure - Xenri D'Garden Terrace (Menara Hap Seng)

I know I've been doing a lot of jap restaurant reviews, but it's cuz I L.O.V.E jap food. Can't help it =p

So this time, it's jap buffet at Xenri D'Garden Terrace.
Xenri has two branches, one at menara Hap Seng (the garden one) and one at old klang road (the river one) so I'm saving the old klang road branch for another day :)

Check out their spread...

Their sushi was nicely arranged on a wooden boat. Loved the presentation.

And there were so many different types of sushi! Most of it were quite nice :) Except the Inari, which tasted wierd.

I can't remember the name of the dish below but it was yummehh.... Fruit salad with prawns and snow crab meat.

This is their four sashimi sushi, quite yummy also and I thought it looked really nice.

And of course, all jap buffets must have... ROCK OYSTERS! Xenri serves it in two forms, fresh and cheese baked :)

This was probably my fave of the night though, braised wagyu beef. It was DA BOMB. Taste and texture also good :) 3 of us took a total of 5 bowls of this.

They also served a few types of noodly thingies, one of it was cha soba, which was wayyyy better than the one I had at Sakae Sushi.

Also, they served both chicken and beef sukiyaki, and I opted for the latter. You can choose the ingredients you want in your sukiyaki and the chef there will cook it for you. They have mushrooms, a few types of meat, vegetables and some meat ball thingies to choose from.

We obviously enjoyed our food.

Even went for two bowls of ice-cream after that. Green tea and Yam flavour :) They have 6 different flavours of ice-cream and jelly, and many different fruits, pastries and cakes in their dessert section. Not fantastic in terms of taste though, I only liked my ice-cream and the grape flavoured konyaku jelly.

Once you're done with dinner, do go for a walk in the garden. The place is very pwetty ;)

See for yourself, exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

And presenting... the KL tower! Good view of it from the garden.

Check out Xenri at:
Lot 2.05, Level 2,
Menara Hap Seng,
Jalan P.Ramlee,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Foot lock

Hiyaa...sorry for the hiatus:)

It took me quite a long time to learn how to do the foot lock. cuz i'm just slow like that:)

First and foremost, thanks to Michelle Kong for being a model in these photos. it really was hard work for her to hold step by step while clinging to the silk. hehe.

Here's the step by step process (the best i can capture on cameraa):

Make a climb up: Engage and pull urself up the silk.

Push the silk from under your shin with your left foot (while still clinging on tight!)

Now concentrate on ur right foot's little toe. move it under the silk then above, and step on it. tadaah
So that's that, the foot lock. just to refresh our minds on it. kalau tak paham, i'll demo it to you. hehe.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pick of the week - Sarawak Laksa

Nope I haven't been to Sarawak recently but a cell member cooked Sarawak Laksa for the cell last week and it made me miss the original Sarawak Laksa SO MUCH...

I haven't been able to find any Sarawak Laksa in KL that's as nice as the Kuching one so if anyone knows of any place, please do share the good news :) I've tried the SS23 Restoran Gembira Sarawak Laksa cuz it was touted to be one of the best Sarawak Laksa's in PJ but it came nowhere near the Kuching one :(

This photo was taken at Chong Choon Coffeeshop on Abell road in Kuching, the best Sarawak Laksa in Kuching, so good I had to have it twice in a week :)

A tip though, must always go early if you wanna get a seat at this place and to avoid the laksa being sold out before you even get to eat it =p They usually sell out by 10am.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Foodventure - Lemon Garden Cafe (Shangri-La KL)

We had to book this buffet dinner 2 months in advance so you can imagine how much I was anticipating an awesome buffet spread to greet my family and I. And the buffet spread actually exceeded my expectations (maybe I've got low expectations =p but hey, I was happy hehe)

We didn't manage to take pictures of ALL the food available in the spread because we were too busy eating but here are some of it.

This is their bread and cheese spread. There were crackers and grapes to eat with the cheese as well and they served four kinds of cheeses: Brie, Gorgonzola, Port Salut and one more I don't remember =p But I stuck to the Brie with crackers and grapes cuz I generally prefer creamier cheese that's not too strong.

And then there was the fresh shellfish spread..

There was of course, fresh rock oysters and sashimi too just that we didn't take any pics of that..

Moving on, dim sum was available too...

As well as Malay dishes like this purple lemang right here. And they had all sorts of serunding to eat with the lemang, all of which were super yummy.

We obviously couldn't miss out on the dessert section as well.

What's more, they had TWO fondue fountains. One chocolate, one strawberry and both also equally nice :) I stood there for a while dipping all my fruits and marshmallows into the alternate fondues :D

Even poured some on the cake, lol.

The rest of the spread consisted of Italian cuisine, Western cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Local cuisine and etc. I could go on... but I'm too lazy to haha! So you're just gonna have to head on over to Lemon Garden for yourself and find out :)

Happily well-fed and satisfied customers.

Shangri-La Hotel, Lobby level,

11, Jalan Sultan Ismail,

50250, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-20743900