On my second layover in Seattle, my flight to YVR was cancelled due to snow in Vancouver. My flight was rebooked on a flight 3 hours later.
Since I had plenty of time to kill, I took Ben’s advice to have lunch at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese.
I had their “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese. It was very rich.
I also had their flagship, basil & tomato grilled cheese sandwich. Continue reading
I had more than 2 hours during my layover in Narita Airport in Tokyo.
I decided to go all the way on the last leg of my vacation.
I had a combo ramen meal for 1600 Japanese Yen (about CAD19).
A basic shoyu ramen with chashu, seasoned boiled egg, seaweed and bamboo shoots. Continue reading
After a long seven weeks holiday in Kuala Lumpur, it’s finally time to go home.
My sister sent me to the airport early in the morning as my flight was 8:00AM. After check-in my luggage, we went for a light breakfast as we already had coffee at home before we came out.
We had a couple of pastry to share.
Then, it’s goodbye time. Continue reading
On my last dinner in Kuala Lumpur, my sister and family and my youngest brother went to Setia Walk for a Korean dinner.
We went to Mr. Dak-galbi. I had tried this type of of Korean dish when I visited Seoul last spring.
We started off with some complementary soup.
Some banchan appetizers.
The raw food arrived on the table in a large pan with a ring to prevent splatter. We had the stir fried chicken marinated in their secret traditional Korean chili sauce. It comes with rice cake, cabbage, potato slices, sliced onion and leek. Continue reading
It was a special day for my niece. I am glad that I can attend this special day of hers and may the Lord blesses her with a lifetime of love.
After the ceremony, we went to Puchong Jaya for dim sum.
We went to this Hong Kong dim sum restaurant called Jin Xuan.
This restaurant offers two styles of serving dim sum. The deep fried and baked items will be brought out in a large tray to your table for you to select. Continue reading
On the last Sunday of the weekend on my stay in Kuala Lumpur, my sister, youngest brother, my niece came from Puchong to my father’s place to bring us out for dinner. My sister in law and her twin sons also joined us.
We went to Heong Kee Seafood Restaurant in Selayang which is one of the family favourite.
We had “Yin Choy Seong Tong” which is a vegetable dish served in soup. This dish kills two birds with one stone, i.e. we can have vegetables and soup in one dish.
One of the signature item in this restaurant is “la la”, a kind of clams Apparently, they did not have the thin shell clam which is more flavourful when we were there. Nevertheless, we just had whatever they had on that day. We opted the “kum heong” style cooking which is cooked with dried shrimp and some spices. It was a little spicy.
Another signature dish of this restaurant is the curry fish head. We had a mixture of fish head and meat. My twin nephews love this dish. Continue reading
I met up with another 3 of my ex-colleagues over the last weekend of my visit to Kuala Lumpur.
The organizer suggested the above Indonesian restaurant.
I was surprised at the exhibits at the entrance of the restaurant. Apparently, the restaurant specializes in pork dishes.
I had an Indonesia special drink; Kedondong Asam Boi which turned out to be very fibrous. It is RM11 (about CAD3.35).
The four of us shared three dishes. The portion is big and it’s more than enough for us to share. Continue reading
After the yong tau foo dinner, my brother brought us to the night market at the Kepong Industrial Park area.
Most of the clients here are foreign workers. Here are some of the stalls that interest me. The above are the traditional tin for cookies. They are still being used until now.
Dried pickled snacks.
My brother brought me, my father and my niece out for dinner. Due to some traffic caused by an accident, he changed his plan.
We went for Ipoh Road Yong Tau Foo instead. This is a franchise yong tau foo restaurant which used to be in Ipoh Road since 1979.
We ordered a few white tofu, eggplants, bitter gourds and chilis.
And some deep fried dumpling (“sui gao”) and “fu jook”. Continue reading
I met up with another group of my ex-colleagues at Le Pont Boulangerie for lunch. It was a great pleasure to meet up after 17 years, for a few of them. Some I had met up more recently.
I had ice-mocha for my drink. It is RM16.50 (about CAD5).
Here are some of my friends’ drinks; Chia’s raspberry @ RM13.50 (about CAD4.10).
Some ice latte @ RM14.50 (CAD4.40). Continue reading