Ramadhan Santapan Buffet @ The Living Room, Westin KL

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Category : Chinese Food, Desserts, Kuala Lumpur, Latin American Food, Malaysian Food

During Christmas, we have turkey and log cakes and ginger bread man cookies.
During CNY, we have mouth watering chinese cuisine such as yee sang, seafood, sea cucumber…
During Duan Wu festival, we have dumplings and ba chang(s)

and this month, we have lots of yummies from our Malay friends – ayam golek, popiah, assorted kuih, cendol, murtabak, satay, rendang, lemang, curry ikan, ayam… 

Just limited to those?! 

Why not breaking fast with “Ramadhan Santapan” buffet in Westin KL at The Living Room?!
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Before breaking fast, be sure to cleanse your palate with the refreshing zam zam water imported from the wells of Mecca. 

The zam zam mineral water was discovered in the middle of the desert in Mecca, the holy land of Islam, 2500 years ago. Scientifically proven to contain healing qualities due to the high content of calcium and magnesium salts as well as natural fluorides that encompass germicidal action.  

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and so, let’s berbuka puasa together and feast on an array of signature dishes prepared by the chefs

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5 Element Mooncakes @ Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant, Nikko Hotel

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Category : Chinese Food, Desserts, Mooncakes

月亮圆,月亮圆,月亮照在我的家。。。
Yue Liang Yuan, Yue Liang Yuan, Yue Liang Zhao Zai Wo De Jia…

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The radio stations are starting to play this song or some songs related with the moon and mid autumn festival.Besides that, you can see the shopping complexes or the supermarkets are now having mooncake promotion!

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This year, Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant @ Nikko Hotel has something different for the mid autumn festival – the additional of 5 Basic key elements into the mooncake. 

Fire
Earth

Water

Metal
Wood

Each element is represented by specific colour, bringing harmony and auspicious overtones for this celebration.

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(From Front to the Back)

Mini Pumpkin Paste with Cream Cheese and Gold Dust
Mini Durian Paste with milk Cream
Both are in white represent METAL element (or gold). Metal indicates harvest, business and success (financial).

Mini Green Tea Paste with Single Egg Yolk
Green in color represents WOOD element. Wood is creative and innovative, socialable and community minded.
Very strong and intense with green tea flavour, something I love 🙂

Mini Bamboo Charcoal and Egg Cream Paste with Silver Dust
Black in color represents WATER element. Water nourishes all living things. Water indicates travel, communication, and learning; also relates to literature, arts and media.
You May think why water isn’t in blue color?! Well, that’s the real colour behind the water in the five elements.

Mini Japanese Anko Paste with Rose Flavour
Pink in colour represents FIRE element. Giving energy and enthusiasm, an element of natural leader, brings warm and cheers too.

Chocolate Paste with Mixed Nuts.
Brown in colour represents the EARTH element. Giving stability and related to real estate and legacies. Earth is patient, just, honest and methodical.
It was real chocolaty and there were chunks of dark chocolate and mixed nuts in the mooncake. 

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Going Kemaman (Part 1) + Restoran Kemaman

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Category : Chinese Food

I had a trip to the east – Kemaman with my family in the end of May; to welcome the arrival of summer! We have chosen this place was because there is beach; and also to unwind and have a break from the hectic schedule.

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There isn’t much Chinese restaurant here. We started our Kemaman trip with Restoran Kemaman for lunch. They served quite homely taste food and stuffed crab. Well, Stuffed crab is everywhere in Kemaman!

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Stuffed Crab. The mix of minced crab meats, onions, and some other ingredients, and finally filled in back; covered with a thin batter and deep fried into golder brown. it tasted okay and not the best throughout this trip.

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Stir-fried Mantis prawn with dried chilies.

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Steamed fish was really juicy and fresh.

Verdict: Tastewise, the dishes made were very homely taste and The seafood were really fresh. Pricewise, i can’t remember how much exactly for all these but the stuffed crab was RM 8 per crabbie. 

Location: A few door steps next to Restoran Tong Juan.

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Resort where we stayed

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Love the sandy warm beach

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Schedule is getting more and more hectic 🙁 Please forgive me for the “more photos and less descriptions” concept ya XD

and Weekend is soon arriving. Have a great weekend 🙂

DuanWu Festival (端午节)

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Category : Chinese Food, Homemade

DuanWu Festival (端午节) which is also known as Dragon Boat Festival; falls on the 5th day of 5th lunar month every year. And so, this month we will get to savour the yummy-licious Chinese Rice Dumpling – ZongZi (粽子)

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Main Ingredient for the dumplings must be the glutinous rice.

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Parts of the ingredients.
Others will be chestnuts, pork, dried shrimps, salty egg yolk, dried scallops, and mushrooms…….

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and All the hard works go to Mum. (how i wish i inherited part of her skill)

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To produce and make us really delicious homemade ZongZi

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with lots of liew in it.

alright then, wish you all have a wonderful DuanWu celebration and happy Makan-Makan with family and friends 🙂

House of Tang 唐人轩 @ One Bangsar

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Category : Bangsar, Chinese Food, Dim Sum

After the days with bland notes,

The weeks with tasteless tutorials works,

The month with awful books.

Finally, i get to zing up my numb taste buds with scrumptious food with a bunch of food lovers – Chris&Christine, Jason and Simon and three other friends.

 

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We were here, a chinese restaurant that is located at One Bangsar – House of Tang to savour a dinner together.

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House of Tang emphasizes on home-cooked style goodness and practices the MSG-free motto. The food prepared is MSG-less and every ingredients are carefully selected so that every dish made will remain its freshness, delicious and healthy.

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Crystal Jade Kitchen 翡翠小厨 @ Pavilion KL

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Category : Chinese Food, Dim Sum, Kuala Lumpur

She is off and i was too free that day. Happily, we grabbed her out from her office for lunch!

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Crystal Jade Kitchen, sister of C-Jade Express and Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Restaurant are quite well-known among all (I guess) but aikssss, this was my very first time stepping in to one of the Crystal Jade Group’s Restaurants.

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Quakeee-quakeee

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Baked BBQ Pork Belly a.k.a Char Siew Sou 麻香叉烧酥 (RM 7.50) with crispy pastry on the outside and tasty char siew fillings. This is not the best one i have tried but definitely something I can go for when craving for it. Contunue Reading

Kaki Bola @ Taman Segar, Cheras

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Category : Cheras, Chinese Food, Noodles


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My perfect bowl of XO Fish Head Noodles must always come with fried fish, tomatoes, preserved vegetables (ham choy), handful of chopped scallion and the most important things – the soupy rich broth that is not overly sour, not overly milky but rich in a hint of rice wine.

I am glad; this place is situated not far away from my house has my favourite bowl of XO Fish Head Noodles.

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Kaki Bola, the name of this restaurant. ( sorry for the blur pic) am sure you are quite surprise with the name of this restaurant. Yep, that’s it. You won’t find any kaki bola around but their famous XO Fish Head Noodles.

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The regular bowl is priced at RM 6.80 is very large that I hardly can finish it all alone. However, my mum and I love sharing a bowl of large serving which is priced at RM 9. the serving is just ngam for both our stomachs.

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As I have described earlier, this is my perfect bowl of XO Fish Head Noodles – with fried fish, tomato slices, preserved vegetables (ham choy), a thicker than usual version of bee hoon, served in a soupy rich milky broth and finally the toss-in-chopped scallion.

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Slurrrrpppppppp, we polished up everything, even the last drop of milky broth. Love the soupy broth a lot with a hint of rice wine.

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besides XO Fish Head Noodles, their huat tan hor 滑蛋河 (RM 5.50) is another great stuff to try out.

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Huat Tan Hor with real wok hei.

Okay, I feel sick of describing. I am very hungry now!!!

Kaki Bola
XO Fish Head Noodles
No. 23, Jalan Manis 7,
Taman Segar 6 1/2 Miles,
Jalan Cheras,
56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 017-3098339 / 012-3886629

Makan-Makan in Ipoh Day 3

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Category : Bakery, Chinese Food, Ipoh, Seafood

Continue from Ipoh Day 1 and Ipoh Day 2….

We woke up early. The very first thing we did was to forget about the waistline and to continue with our Ipoh Makan List, we can never miss out any good food from Ipoh; and so, let the eating journey begin…….

1. Restoran Paris – Famous Hakka Noodles and Liews

This famous Hakka Noodles stall that used to operate their business at Yin Yau Kui coffee shop is now shifted to Paris Cafe. Unlike those Hakka Noodles that we have in KL, the Hakka Noodles here is served with Tauge (bean sprout) and Yeung Liews (Yong Tau Fu). however, you don’t have the chance to pick up the Yeung Liews you love. They will just mix and match for you as soon as you place the number of servings you want. Do try their special dipping sauce that is made of pickled garlic and chili sauce.

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