Continue from Shen Zhen 09 Day 1 Dinner & Supper: AirAsia & 福建沙县小吃@益田村
I am supposed to have dim sum for my very first meal on the very first day. Sadly, while we arrived at the place 西湖春天 and find that they were closed down. They were doing a very good business previously. We guessed it might be dealing with the property problems or the management of the building or something. Too shocked with no more 西湖春天, we changed our mind to a restaurant nearby, 湘鄂情 Xiang-E-Qing.
湘 Xiang resembling 湖南 Hunan, a province of China. In short, Hunan is called as Xiang after the Xiang River that runs through it. Hence, Hunanese cuisine is also called as 湘菜 Xiang Cai.
As for 鄂 E, it is representing 湖北 Hubei.
We were here in湘鄂情 Xiang-E-Qing for their Hunan Hubei cuisine 湖南湖北菜. A revisit for me as I was here before in my previous trip.
煲仔娃娃菜 is one of their best selling. The stir-fried Chinese cabbage present in the warm claypot to keep the dish warm at all time. It was really appetizing with the additional black vinegar for the hint of tangy taste and the added chilies for its little spiciness.
海带排骨汤 Double Boiled Seaweed and Pork Ribs Soup.
Hmmm, how shall I describe this?! — 老火汤. The soup was double boiled up to wheee hours until the ribs were crack easily into pieces. Besides that, the seaweeds were extremely soft and melted right between your tongue and hard palate. Contunue Reading
Back from Shen Zhen and I don’t wish to be home. Time was like fast-forwarding for me during the lovely home-stay in Shen Zhen. Well, I would never regret for cashing out my saving to purchase the air ticket and support myself with the limited pocket money.
Precious Pea has raved about Air Asia’s Pak Nasser Nasi Lemak and I decided to have a try.
The portion was rather small. It came with piping hot fragrant coconut rice, sambal, rendang chicken, boiled egg, peanuts and ikan bilis. I was happy with the pre-ordered system because they give priority and privileges for those who pre-order their meals online. Well, no waiting and no starving for me.
Due to the H1N1 problems that the world is facing now, we were not allowed to enter the airport hall once upon arrival. There were the Chinese health authorities with the masks came on board for the one-by-one passengers’ health and temperature checkups. This took about 30 minutes. Contunue Reading
It is dragon boat festival again! Sadly, this year I am not able to celebrate this festival with my family. Thanks to the blogger. I can pre-schedule this post and let it to be published on the right time.
Mum will never disappoint me; she has made me some Crystal Zong Zi 水晶粽 and pre celebrate this festival with me before I am heading for my trip. Don’t have ‘ba chang’ this time; but I do have this crystal zong zi.
They are Soft and chewy. Though mum put in quite an amount of lye water, I don’t feel they are strong with lye water and alkaline taste. These Crystal Zong Zi are best compatible with the handmade kaya by mum. The Kaya is thick with the egg yolks and strong aroma of fresh blended and concentrated pandan juice.
This year, mum is not going to make any ba chang. Firstly, dad and bro don’t like glutinous rice. Secondly, I am away. No one is going to finish her ba chang without me as the family’s DBKL. Next, youngest bro is on his orthodontic braces where he is prohibited from taking chewy food. And finally, mum said making ba chang requires lots of hard work in processing from the raw material to the final product. Well, she has promised to make the Nyonya Zong Zi
Happy Celebration! ~
Click to view my previous year’s dragon boat festival celebration
I have not been up on blogging for quite a long time. Guess I have missed out a lot of stuff.
Firstly, have to wish WeiZhi a happy belated birthday. Secondly, gonna spare a little time to catch up with my favourite blogs! Ahh… too much reading to do~ anyhow, blog reading is always much much better than studying!
I am a little fed up with the swallowing-lecture-notes-and-books-and-vomiting-out-words-in-the-test-type of day and life. Although I have this ‘guilty’ feeling (due to the test in Fri and 2 more reports to be finished by Wed), I still want to spend a little time in blog-updating.
I always wished to try out the food in Canton-i
after reading the reviews from other food blog. Finally, I have made myself there with WenChing from Sugar Bean
months ago (hmmm, yeah, another dated post) for our dinner.
Canton-i which is owned by Dragon-I, has become the famous Chinese food chain around Klang Valley. This restaurant can definitely attract people for revisit with the elegant looking and modern oriental interior.
大姨的酸菜肉丸带着另一番风味 Contunue Reading
Test and exam are killing.
Assignments are heart-stabbing.
Reports are troubling.
Lecture notes and books are distressing.
The only thing,
My best remedy.
I, with my best coupled-friend, Sugar Bean
In a sudden urge,
Wish for something luxury but inexpensive
Somewhere we could sit back and relax
Somewhere we could lavishly eat but pay less.
And, we hopped over to Dain Ti Hill 代官山 at Pavillion KL.
Sure you would react so…
Dain Ti Hill at Pavillion KL wor?!
That’s the answer from me.
Because, one of them holding the Citibank card.
Hence, we can enjoy a sumptuousness meal at 50% off. [thanks, WenChing]
(hmmm, I am not sure it is valid until when.)
Dain Ti Hill is glamorously decorated in magnificence way that is very attractive. And it could really draw your heart to pay another visit. Contunue Reading
I have heard a lot about Kuchai Maju area from WenChing and some TV programmes keep promoting the eateries at this area. Since then, this area becomes very hot and popular. Crowded sometimes and hardly could find a space for your lovely car.
Since there are many restaurants popping up in this area, I nagged WenChing out for a lunch with me. Here we were in Chong Qing Chicken Hot Pot located at Kuchai Maju area (always want to come here and finally here am I).
Look! This place is featured in HoChak before. There are stickers on the see through glass where chef was preparing the dishes.
Day 1 – 30 Dec 08 (Night)
After the short walk at the beach, we hold tight on our schedule and paid a visit to Langkawi’s Cable Car.
The cable car ride is priced at Rm 15 for those who hold while Rm 25 for those who are not.
Up we went~
Up up up, and we finally saw the sea.
Next destination — we headed up to the second stop where it connected to the bridge. What a magnificent structure, isn’t it?! Contunue Reading