I met up with my ex-boss and ex-colleague in 1Utama Shopping Center on a Friday afternoon.
My ex-boss suggested western food because he was tired of Chinese New Year food. We had lunch at Dave’s Bistro Bar Grill.
We started off with Dave’s signature Caesar Salad with lots of bacon bits. It was quite a big serving at RM29.50 (about CAD9).
Then we had a Hawaiian Pizza with streaky bacon. The regular size is RM37 (about CAD12). Continue reading
I had a simple brunch of dried meat sandwich at home. During Chinese New Year, a lot of people buy dried meat as gift.
The sandwich is a pretty handy meal. It’s easily transportable without messiness and the bread will not get soggy. You can even assemble the sandwich only when you want to eat it because nowadays, the dried meat is mostly pack individually for freshness.
For dinner, I had a dried version of Pan Mee. It is RM6.50 (about CAD2).
Since I ordered the dried version, the broth came on the side. Continue reading
I met up with another ex classmate after 36 years of losing contact. We were school mates from primary school to high school.
She and her husband brought me back to my old home town, Ayer Panas, Setapak. The above pool is a natural hot spring where the town name originates. The hot spring was once a public pool. Now it belongs to a residence complex. The public can still access the pool with a small fee, RM 1 for soaking your legs and RM 2 for taking a bath.
We also visited our schools. There is not much change to the primary and high school. However, we were amazed by the growth of our secondary schools as there is a 7 stories new block now.
After touring the schools, my ex classmate brought me to Tea Garden on Jalan Genting Klang for late lunch.
We had some dim sum here. Fried Taro Cake. Continue reading
On the fifth day of Chinese Year New, my sister and family and I went back to my father’s place for Chinese New Year greetings (“Pai Nian”). After that we brought along my father to visit my second uncle from my late mother’s side of the family, i.e. my late mother’s late second sister’s family.
Another version of Chinese New Year Candy Box.
The next stop was to the fourth brother of my late mother, i.e. my fourth uncle. My fourth auntie bought a lot of Chinese New Year goodies. She only made “Kuih Kapik” for Chinese New Year.
Some deep fried dough in the shape of ribbons. Continue reading
We started our journey from Penang back to Kuala Lumpur about 3:30PM. The return journey was not as smooth as we encountered a lot of traffic and rain.
We detoured to Ipoh to have dinner. We stopped for On Kee beansprout Chicken. We were lucky to get a table quickly. The chicken also arrived quickly.
The beansprouts came after the chicken.
Most of us had rice to go with the beansprout chicken as we already had a lot of noodles from the street food. However, the rice served here is just plain steamed rice and not rice cooked with chicken broth like what we had at Lou Wong. Hm, maybe they ran out of the chicken rice and quickly cooked some plain ones. The restaurant was very busy. Continue reading
We had hawkers food for the last time before departing from Penang.
We tried a version of Pasembor which has jelly fish.
Penang’s Curry Mee which is Kuala Lumpur’s version of laksa, However its’ less creamy. I prefer Kuala Lumpur’s version. Continue reading
On the last day in Penang, we went to Ghee Hiang to pick up some pastries.
Ghee Hiang has a history of over 150 years.
Ghee Hiang originated from Fujian and became a trademark of Penang.
A shelf displaying its products. Continue reading
On the fourth day of Chinese New Year, we went to a market to have breakfast.
The market has a food court setting like hawkers food court.
I tried the coffee here which is thick and strong.
I had Lum Mee with a thickish like of broth. Continue reading
For the third day of Chinese New Year dinner, my brother in law brought the family to a hawkers food court.
At Super Tanker, we can sample a number of Penang street food.
You ordered your food from hawker stalls on the perimeter of the dining area and the food will be delivered to your table and you pay when the food is delivered.
Here are the food we tried. Penang Hokkien Mee (or Prawn Noodle), RM3.80 (about CAD1.20). Continue reading
After having the laksa, we returned to my brother in law’s eldest sister place. He brought back some laksa for my nieces.
To our surprise, the maid at the eldest sister place already cooked lunch. The above is a nyonya dish which my brother in law’s eldest sister taught her maid to make.
It is called Acar Fish. This is the first time I tried this and I like it. The sauce is a little spicy and tangy, with a lot of ginger.
A curry dish with egg plants and long beans. Continue reading