Archive for May, 2009
Located next to Food Republic, Serai Satay Bar is one of the latest eateries to open in Pavilion. They are introducing a new way of enjoying satay, which they call it Satay-on-the-go or Satay-To-Go.
Contrary to the conventional way of enjoying satay at the road side or taking away back to the home, Serai Satay Bar lets the customers enjoy satay in a specially made container, which can be easily carried along while you shop.
Because of the bar concept, customers can choose to either sit around the satay kiosk or at the table. Sitting around the kiosk would grant you a full view of the food preparation, while magazines are provided at the table for your reading pleasure.
So I was there last Sunday to meet Qistina, the owner of Serai Satay Bar to give the revolutionary concept a try.
After a brief introduction on the menu and their specialties, we got down to business straight away as we were hungry. While waiting for the food to arrive we had the Serai Blended @ RM5.50 (a drink that came highly recommended by Qistina) and Milky Bandung @ RM5.
According to Qistina, the Serai Blended originated from their family restaurant Serai Thai at Shah Alam. It is a highly popular drink over there so they figured that it would be good to make it available at Serai Satay Bar too. Click here to continue reading >
On Labor Day we took a LRT ride to Dang Wangi station looking for Yut Kee, an old coffee shop famous for their Hainanese food. We went pretty early thinking that there would be a huge crowd having breakfast due to the public holiday.
Unfortunately our assumption was totally wrong, as Yut Kee was closed. I guess they too need a rest lol. Disappointed and didn’t know where to go, we decided to take walk to KLCC and explore the new area (to us) while doing so.
Then, we stumbled on a large crowd queuing up at a road side stall just behind Dang Wangi LRT station. The curiosity got the better of us so we decided to check it out – it was a nasi lemak stall, called RA Nasi Lemak.
The nasi lemak’s fragrant coconut milk smell from the wooden barrel was so strong it was detectable before we even reached the stall.
At that time the name RA Nasi Lemak seemed vaguely familiar to me, like I seen it before somewhere. I only realized it was the famous Jalan Raja Abdullah‘s Nasi Lemak after some research upon returning home. Click here to continue reading >
Very non-halal post ahead yo! Ever since I was allocated to work in a project at Subang Jaya I have been doing some food exploration in the area nearby. Char Siew (BBQ roasted pork) happens to be one of the prominent food there. For example, Meng Kee and Spring Garden at Shah Alam and the one I am currently posting – Famous Seremban Favorites Restaurant at Sunway Mas, Petaling Jaya. Oh my I think I am the slowest to blog about this place, epic fail lol.
A person’s portion of Char Siew cost RM4 and you can choose the type of meat you want: lean, ‘pun fei sao’ (half lean half fatty) and fatty ones too maybe? I dare to say that most of the time we’re consuming Char Siew, it’s either when we are having Wantan Mee or Roasted Pork Rice.
And for me, my mom used to buy Char Siew from the morning market as a supplementary dish every Sunday. My impression towards Char Siew was lean, tough and requires a lot of chewing, until I tried Famous Seremban Favorites’. It was so good it totally changed my perception towards Char Siew and I am actually actively hunting for it nowadays.
I feel the perfect cut for Char Siew would be ‘pun fei sao’ ones (too bad for the weight watchers and dieters) with layers of sweet, soft juicy fat that melts in your mouth. I am not exaggerating here, the meat really dissolves just by moving it around in your mouth and applying little pressure using the tongue. Click here to continue reading >
I only have three words to describe Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant: ‘so damn crowded‘. This is not a complaint ok, just an observation.
Customers queuing outside the restaurant for dim sum before 8am.
The chaos inside the restaurant. Number of customers standing could easily match those being seated. Your seat hogging skills have to be very good to ‘survive’ in here lol. I even saw an uncle
hoggingreserving a whole table for his not-yet-arrived-big-family. So, being thick faced is the other requirement.
Look at how the customers were staring at the tables lol. They were hoping for you to finish ASAP and just get up from the table and leave. It was a really unpleasant experience with so many pairs of eyes looking over your shoulder while you eat with their hearts thinking “Oi, faster finish and go away la. Wah still take photos ah? Wah lao once not enough, take twice somemore! Never see dim sum before meh? Wah wah wahhh” lol.
So, no matter how good the dim sum, for me it’s pretty pointless. Because how on earth are you going to enjoy it? Click here to continue reading >