Friday, 21 December 2012

Winter Solstice 2012 冬至

Today, it's Winter Solstice.  Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is a time for the family to get together.  Once activity that occurs during these get togethers (especially in the southern parts of China and in Chinese communities overseas) is the making and eating of Tangyuan (汤圆) or glutinous rice balls, which symbolize reunion.

This year, i wanna make something special for my family members.  Besides the ordinary round shaped glutinous rice balls, i add in some cute glutinous rice frogs for them.  Oh, with these cute froggies in the bowl, the meal looks more tempting.  ^_^

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone~ ^o^

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Genius Toy Bricks for kids

Recently, i went to Fun n Cheer to look for something for my boys.  You know, it's holiday and they all wandering around with nothing to do.  They just play, fight, watching TV and sometimes will do their holiday homework (i.e. under my supervision).  But they don't have much homework to do, finish all within the first two weeks.

After searching through the entire toys on the rack, i found the Genius Toy Bricks.  It allows the kids to build anything with the interesting parts, which similar to the Lego blocks.

The box

Another set

Here's one of the sample

Front view

Another sample 

This is another set which the parts are smaller

We are thinking to get more sets for the kids to build more things according to their creativity.  Each set just cost around RM3.80 - RM4.90.  What a budget toy for kids ya ^.~

Monday, 17 December 2012

Little Penang Cafe @ The Curve

Penang Island is famous as the food heaven, every Malaysian talk about it will sure drooling for the yummy food.  Unfortunately, most of the penang assam laksa, char kuey teow and etc. we found in KL is not so authentic.  When i pass by this Little Penang Cafe one day, i'm still wondering whether their food is as nice as the original one?  You never try, you never know, right?  So, i step in for my food testing journey.

Penang Assam Laksa
First of all, to justify whether it's origin or not we have to order the Assam Laksa.  The presentation looks same, the ingredients is same, then how about the taste?  After my first spoonful of the soup, arghh~~ It's the same taste as well!  Love the sourness and not too spicy soup, i finish the whole bowl including the soup. *burp burp*

Lam Mee
Next, the Lam Mee.  The soup/gravy looks different from most of the Lam Mee i have in KL, which is brown in color.  Don't judge it by it's pale color of the soup.  The soup is surprisingly rich of taste, the noodles is chewy.  For those who doesn't consume spicy food, can order this.  You won't regret.

Char Kuey Teow
Here comes the signature Char Kuey Teow, serves on top a piece of banana leave.  It's really a Char Kuey Teow which without the yellow noodle, with prawns, a dash of crab meat.  Yes! This is the taste that i'm looking for.  One plate is never enough for me ^^

Now i know where to go next time when i craving for Penang food.  Haha....

Little Penang Cafe
G43, Ground Floor, The Curve,
Mutiara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-77280215

Friday, 14 December 2012

2012 X'mas Decorations @ One Utama

December, it's the month of celebrating Christmas and New Year's eve.  Most of the shopping centre will be putting up their creative decorations.  This year, One Utama coming up with a tempting theme.  Dunno what i mean?  Let the photos tell you why ^.*

Now you get what i mean?  There are cupcakes, cakes, lollipops, swissrolls, cookies,doughnuts, ice-creams and many other yummy food all over the shopping mall.  Aww.... don't forget the cute snowmen too.  Argh.... i'm hungry now, i need some cake~~

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Steamboat @ Home Town, Menjalara

We initially wanna go to Chan Chan Yeong Taufu for dinner.  Unfortunately, the parking was full and we park our car nearby the Home Town Steamboat.  Kids suddenly say they want to have steamboat, and we haven't try Home Town before, so we just walk in.  Here comes our order:-

Our pot of porridge soup based
They serve the porridge soup based in claypot, this is the best way to have our steamboat in claypot because the soup won't over cooked after a long boiling time. ^^

Set meal for 2 persons @ RM31.00
The set consists of prawns, fish noodle, meatballs, taufu, dumpling, veges and etc.  The portion is a bit small but the ingredients are fresh.

The smooth and fragrant porridge soup based

Starts adding in the ingredients

The 'Fu yu' sauce
Those who dining at Home Town Steamboat, dun forgot to try out this special 'fu yu' sauce.  It's really nice to serve with the porridge, a very surprise sauce i found here.  We can finish the porridge together with this sauce *burp*

Home Town Steamboat (Kepong)
No. 71, Jalan 11/62A,
Bandar Menjalara, Kepong,
52200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 016-3484868

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Chicago Rib House @ One Utama

I bought voucher (forgot which company) to try out their famous pork ribs.  Can't recall the price of the deal also, please forgive my dory memory.

The kitchen behind the counter


Bar counter

Soup of the day, just feel it contains lots of peppers. :(

Our carbonated drinks.

Hickory BBQ Bacon Burger
A juicy pork burger loaded with Hickory BBQ sauce, topped with crispy bacon and cheese.  Served with onion ring and french fries.  I like the burger, i like the onion rings.  Next time gonna order again~

Grilled Bourbon Chicken
Two grilled boneless chicken breast topped with signature Bourbon sauce and sprinkled with mixed cheese. The breast is full of cheesy smells, just if it serves with some extra sauce will be better.

Chicago's Famous Pork Ribs (Half Rack)
Served with mashed potato and corn on the cob.  The rib is juicy,  just it's not served in hot condition.  Hope they improve on it.

Overall, their meal is nice and the portion is big.  The seat that we are sitting is warm, hope they install more air-cond at the counter area.

Chicago Rib House
F346, First Floor Rainforest,
1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing),
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: 03-77273210
Operation Hours: 11am - 11pm

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas Deco 2012 @ Berjaya Time Square

Just pass the Thanksgiving day, and Christmas is coming in 1 month's time.  Here comes the Christmas Decorations in Berjaya Time Square, let's feel the celebrations with the photos here ya. ^.<