awesome!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Euro-Deli

Albeit this is located in a secluded housing area, 
the tables were full of reservation signs.

It's in Damansara Kim, which is not far from uptown and Tropicana City mall and just before TTDI. Come here if you love German sausages! Let me tell you why xD

They have their own supply of quality cuts!
(most likely imported, because it has funny German names on the labels)
No worries of running out of ingredients or afraid that the food is not fresh ><

Not forgetting gravies, spices and other neat stuff!

Restaurant ambiance, before the storm comes.
My first time here, I was blessed enough to watch the Matterhorn Challenge.
What is that you say?

A Big Bad Burger the size of 10 normal sized burgers!
Containing 1.5kg of pork patty and 11 slices of Swiss cheese! HOMG!
The Matterhorn Burger Challenge:
Time: 45mins
Prize: Free burger (price of RM88++ waived), a mystery gift & cash reward of RM100.
Rules:
Participants must sign a liability waiver form prior to entering the contest.
A complimentary polaroid photo will be given to commemorate the occasion & one will be displayed on a table near the entrance of the restaurant.
To win, The Matterhorn burger must be finished within 45 minutes. No leftover of vegetables, cheese, patty, bread or any part of the burger should remain on the plate.
If a participant fails to finish within the stipulated time, the cost of the burger at RM88++ would be charged. Any leftover of the burger cannot be shared with other diners but allowed to takeaway.


Of course I'd rather not shorten my lifespan by forcing my already bloated tummy to digest that much,
rather pay for a meal I can conquer. These dinner buns are complimentary upon order.

Complimentary they may be, but it's really good fresh and warm buns.
Very soft and fluffy, accompanied with the sinful fattening goodness of butter.
Yum! If you want an extra bun (which is very tempting) 
it will only cost you an extra RM1.30

Hot Chocolate. RM6. Quite sad it did not come in a mug with 
whipped cream or marshmallows or biscotti.
But it's lovely, even without the brown sugar it came with.
Smooth, hot and frothy!

Rosti with bacon. A little under RM20.
shredded potatoes pan fried with onions and bacon. 
Simple but satisfying.

Mixed Sausage Platter. RM45. Served with potato egg salad and some shredded pickles I think?
They reduce the saltiness of the sausages. Not all of them are salty though.
My favourite was the cheese sausage. *Obviously*
All of them have firm crunchy skins bursting with juicy insides.
More juicy info on their sausages here.

Total damage: Approximately RM80. I do enjoy sharing dishes with bf :)
I get to taste more and not overeat at the same time.

Verdict: Expensive but worth every cent! 
Excellent food arrived upon excellent timing accompanied with excellent service.
They've earned yet another happy customer :)

A Quick Fix

Forgive me for my lack of presentation skills.

Inspired to do my own version of the Daily Fresh flavoured corn. Decided to save my RM5 and do one at home *kiam-siap*. Also easy to prepare, little to wash up, healthy and full of fiber :D

Ingredients:
1 can of sweet kernel corn
2 pinches of salt
finely chopped dried garlic & herbs (I used the Tesco in-house brand)
1-2 tablespoons of butter (depending how health conscious you are, but I live to eat. Teehee!)
1 dash of Parmesan cheese

Method:
1. Boil the corn in it's brine, add some water if needed to fully submerge the corn. Add a pinch of salt, wait for it to boil on medium heat.
2. Strain the corn and put them in a bowl.
3. Add the butter and salt. Mix until melted and even.
4. Add the dried garlic and herbs. Mix.
5. Finally add the Parmesan cheese.

Hope you like it! :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wang Chiew Restaurant

My grandma's current favourite restaurant. 
It serves decent *actually the best I know* Chinese cuisine at an okay price :)
Located near the Taman SEA primary school and bomba.
I'll let the pics do the talking on this one.

Beancurd and three types of mushrooms.

Stir fried kai lan. (with crispy shredded leaves & crunchy stems)

Huge home made tofu. (I think all their tofu dishes are home made)
Soft like the egg tofu we always buy in markets but way fresher and tastier!

Yin Yang Prawns (Marmite & Salad style)

Assam Fish. Very very fresh meat, soft and succulent!

Finally the star! Pork knuckle (Ham Ju Sao) with mustard. Chef's Specialty!
Must order at every visit.


See how my bro pigs out at the remains? It's that good!

RM271.60 for 11 people. Six dishes and one take away, rice and tea included.
Really not bad at all :)

Fair warning though, call for reservation first or you may be disappointed.
It used to own 2 shops but only one is left now. 
No idea why, but they ended up putting tables and chairs outside the restaurant vicinity.
And make sure you have a strong stomach!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Uncle Cheng's Beef Noodles


Been wanting to post about this place for awhile now. It's located near Taman Bahagia LRT, just cross the street from SK corner into the shop lots, same row as Your Mart.

Apart from the super nice steaming bowl of beef ball noodles I can only find in KL which is far far away, this place is actually not bad. They sell only one thing and one thing only: beef noodles, the way you like it. Soup, dry, tripe, meat, beef balls, bee hoon, lai fan, you name it.

You can also ask what drinks they are boiling that day. 
From herbal tea to chinese tea
or the kids may prefer a minute maid or root beer.
Pricing for drinks are very reasonable.

Lai fan dry with beef balls and beef slices.

Served with peanuts, gravy, sesame seeds and a bowl of refillable soup :)

Bee hoon soup with beef balls and beef meat. 
My generation have yet to learn to eat tripe (beef stomach), 
but what draws me back here is the tender meat and chewy bouncy beef balls!
Soup is amazing too^^ I'd usually call for a refill and 
uncle Cheng himself will bring me a ladle-full of soup.

The main individual dishes ranges from RM8 onward. Not bad right?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mentholatum Think Pink Lip Ice Water Colour

My pretty pretty pretty senior in the middle! Gonna miss you much!
Love the button! I get the message haha!

So internship came and left like a really good dream. Once I return to uni, my English level is going to drop like a meteor from the sky. I really loved the English environment in the office, which is sadly difficult to find in an increasingly vast Chinese educated society. Totally fell in love when senior told me to use British spelling, not American. Yes! So much love! God save the Queen~!

The last supper together as interns, with the permanent staff...
"I have a lovely bunch of coconuts" comes into mind when I think of the company.

Too reward myself for such an eventful week, I got myself a lip balm :D
*Because I lost mine, and my uncle had some coupons*

Vintage Pink. It does look quite natural, but not natural enough 
because it has a lip stick consistency.
(Obvious colour flakes on dry lips)
Appearance will improve if you apply Vaseline on your lips first 
before applying this for a more even and subtle colour!
For some reason my lips feel a little "heaty" after applying it. 
Still prefer the Maybelline cherry lip balm for a more natural hue.

Lastly, Selamat Hari Raya! I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday as much as I am! :D

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Zombie Apocalypse *updated*

You may have imagined of one happening and you may have thought about what you are going to do if it hits. Trust me, you'll forget all that when it does. Thank God I found out earlier at this "mock zombie apocalypse" at Sunway Lagoon. Shockingly realistic!

Everything started out hunky-dory, with a nice buffet spread 
(but food not so nice)... hehe!
All the while when we were eating, I kept imagining...
Anytime now, they're all gonna appear and scare the crap out of us...

Big shots on the stage, I think I understood why there were quite a number of
Caucasians there. Even one was nice enough to help me get a drink o_o
*culture shocked*

video

Can you imagine how it feels like to see a truck load of zombies 
get down from the truck with its gnarling teeth and stuff?
Luckily, I saw the un-make upped arm and convinced myself that it's not real. Phew!


The short guy standing in the middle should be the zombie boss.

Very realistic make up! Did it themselves... amazing...
Too bad we were too focused on going far far away 
from them to appreciate their face. LOL

Sadly I did not record the scariest part of the event. It was when the producer said, let the launch officially begin; and this horde of zombies slammed open the door and ran out at us. All of us freaked out, thank heavens! My friends and I were standing at the carousel at the back, but even paranoid parrot me kept looking behind to make sure no zombies are sneaking up on us! Then we proceeded into the horror house for more spine chilling experience. Instead we came out quite sweaty because everyone was clumped up together in fright. I felt more than 2 people clinging on me.

After the tour... before getting in to the horror house I actually asked
that woman if I can have her gun. Business would be better if we are allowed to
virtually kill the zombies, like laser tag you know?

Most fun media invite I had so far! :D Too bad gummy bear was down with food poisoning and couldn't go :(

Here are more press pictures they have sent me~ *Still feeling sick in the gut* (Ahh my pretty flowery blog ruined!) x___X











Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fleur Cafe

This place recently opened near bf's place in Taman Mayang.
One of the Oasis's shop lot unit.
He really likes how classy and simple it looks.

Did not try the cake, after what we had at La Manila's. 
Who wants cake elsewhere?

Decor is really pretty as they have collaborated with the florist next door,
hence their name "Fleur" for flower in French :)

Wild Mushroom Soup. RM4

Not bad :) 60% cheaper than Food Foundry but 200% times better.
(So sorry Food Foundry, even Arrio's can't beat you)

NZ Lamb Chop. RM18.90

I asked for medium rare, but it's cooked to the center. No pinkish hue ):
The chops are also quite thin. At least it's still tasty.

Coleslaw and mash potatoes. This I like, coleslaw seems fresh 
unlike those overnight soggy ones we usually get at KFC. Vegetables sliced thinly,
but not too fine, just the way I like it :) Mash potatoes come with the skin on.
That's one indication it is not instant.

Gravies! Brown sauce and mint. Always love my lamb with mint.
Used the brown sauce for mash^^ They are very generous with gravies. I like.

Bf's choice. Fish & Chips but instead of chips, it's a potato salad. 
It's quite good, the salad that is :) RM13.90

Fish is sadly not battered with beer. I tasted some and I liked the texture of it^^
Although I feel that if I were to eat the whole thing my throat will be swimming in oil.
Still, not bad at all.

Total damage + service charge = RM40.50

Verdict: Sure it's a little pricey, but they gave us good service, free water when we did not order drinks and our food arrived in an acceptable time piping hot.