Archive for August, 2009
Tim Pun Gor Gor is a dessert and tong sui shop at Metro Perdana, Kepong. Here, you are sure to be spoilt for choices because there are over 100 types of Hong Kong styled desserts and hot and cold tong sui to choose from at reasonable prices.
Fa Sang Wu (花生糊) @ RM3 – a little diluted to me but still quite creamy, not too sweet too.
Durian Pancake Roll, a nice treat for durian lovers. It was served cool from the fridge and a plastic knife was given to cut it. The smooth durian fillings was contrasted with strands of durian fibers, I liked it.
Fresh Mixed Fruits Noodles (鮮什果撈河) @ RM8 was well presented like a blooming flower with slices of banana, kiwi, watermelon and peach.
The noodles are not real noodles you see. They are more like koay teow shaped, frozen sweet soya bean milk with a jelly like texture that creates a slurping sound when you eat. It easily became our favorite because of it uniqueness, I don’t think this kind of dessert is commonly found.
Not all the desserts were good though. Mango Pudding (芒果布丁) @ RM5.50 was a slight disappointment due to its extremely gluey texture. Plus the mango taste was minimal, in fact almost non-existent if not for the cubes of mangoes in the pudding.
Overall quite a nice place to hang out for dessert and tong sui after a meal. The plenty choices alone is a big plus point. Lack of parking on the other hand, is a HUGE minus point.
甜品哥哥 (Tim Pun Gor Gor)
D-G-6, Jln Metro Perdana,
Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: N3 21.610 E101 64.302
Tel: 03-6251 0209
On our third day to Taiwan, we decided to venture out of Taipei to some other tourist attractions like Yehliu and Jioufen. The package we bought to tour Yehliu and Jioufen cost NT$1000 and NT$1100 respectively. Both packages were from the same company and they included hotel pickup by van, entrance tickets and tour guide.
Well the tour guide was actually the driver himself too lol, it was basically an one-man show. After we came back from the trip only we realized there were companies offering cheaper (by NT$300 to NT$400) packages for the same tour. The thing was, it was only advertised on brochures. So if you don’t get hold of it, you wouldn’t know. If I remembered correctly we got the brochures from one of the hotels we were scouting to stay.
On the way to Yehliu we made a brief tour of Keelung town, just to know how it looked like and all. Not getting to stay at places at your own pleasure is one of the worst thing about taking tour packages, sigh.
For your information Keelung is actually a port city situated in Taiwan’s northeastern part. It is also Taiwan’s second largest seaport after Kaohsiung. Chung Cheng Park is one of the attractions here, located at Keelung’s east side.
This huge bell is said to bring good luck to whoever strikes it.
I know many people are looking for a cheaper Ramadan Buffet. So I searched high and low for a prestigious hotel that offers Ramadhan Buffet at an affordable price, somewhere around RM50. That’s not an easy task especially if you are looking around Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. Most hotels’ Ramadan Buffets are either too expensive (RM78-98++) or the hotel itself is located too far away from KL (eg. Putrajaya, Subang)
Then I saw JW Marriott’s Buka Puasa Buffet of 108 Traditional Favorites priced at RM54++ per person. I thought it fit most buffet goers’ budget and the hotel itself is prestigious enough since it’s located next to Starhill Gallery along Jalan Bukit Bintang.
The buffet is held poolside with stalls decorated in of Malay-style that give a some what ‘kampung’ ambiance. The highlight of the entire buffet gotta be the Whole Roast Lamb‘s carving station.
Chef Jamal carving the roast lamb for the diners. Bubur lambuk is also available here.
The roast lamb was not bad, better than many that I have tasted before because it was served hot and not too dry. Click here to continue reading >
**NOTE: MANY complaints received about Sango’s bad customer service. Please note this review might not be accurate anymore.
If you are looking for a Japanese restaurant that specializes in Yakitori, look no further than Sango @ Crystal Crown Hotel, PJ. The restaurant recently changed owner (previous owner was Japanese himself too) but the talented staff was retained, with an improved menu to make its appearance soon.
Sango’s kitchen is headed by Executive Chef Kazuhiro Inose, an all-round chef who can pretty much prepare any Japanese dish from appetizers to desserts.
You can expect pure traditional Japanese food and ambiance here at Sango, there’s even Japanese newspaper and magazine available near the counter. Shown here is Chef Inose who was busy cooking the skewers, as seen from the Yakitori Bar.
Let me just say that I was never a huge Yakitori fan. I go to Japanese restaurants looking for sushi, unagi and sashimi. And to me, Yakitori to me has always been something like a Japanese version of satay, which I never really fancied. My oh my how Sango changed my perception towards the dish. Now I know how a GOOD Yakitori should taste like.
My favorite Yakitori of the entire meal has gotta be the Chicken Wing Yakitori (RM7.80) It’s amazing how crispy the chicken wing can get by barbecuing them, it’s even crispier than those being deep fried! Only sprinkles of sea salt was used to season the chicken wings but it was enough to provide the flavor.
The chicken wings had the joints conveniently cut so you can enjoy it without having to use your hands.
Sashimi Salada @ RM16, a nice appetizer consisting of salmon and tuna sashimi slices with a touch of spiciness, interesting and delicious. Click here to continue reading >