Friday, 29 June 2012

Canton-i 香港粥面家 @ The Gardens

We decided to have some noodle nor rice for our brunch.  Without any delay, we just hop in to fill up our empty stomach.

The nice wet tissue

Open kitchen concept

Our pot of Oolong tea @ RM10.00/2 pax 

Fish Ball Noodle Soup 西刀鱼丸面(汤) @ RM12.80
I don't have any chance to try this because all whacked by my kids.  Think it could be delicious.

Roasted Duck Rice 烧鸭饭 @ RM13.80
My favorite roasted duck~  The skin is crunchy, love the sauce too.

Assorted Roasted Pork Belly Rice 五宝脆腩饭 @ RM14.80
A combination of hard boiled egg, sausage, roasted chicken, roasted pork belly and tofu.  It quite a fulfill meal.

Stir Fry Pork Dry Noodle 爆烧腩干捞面 @ RM12.80
This is a bit spicy for kids, so, husband having it.  The noodle is tender and the roasted pork belly fried with XO sauce, nice~

Besides these, the restaurant is serving dim sum too.  Hope to come back to try it out soon.

Canton-i 香港粥面家
LG-202 & 203A, Lower Ground Floor
The Gardens, Midvalley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-22846888 

Monday, 18 June 2012

Mickey Mouse Through the Years @ Mid Valley Megamall

There is an exhibition of Mickey Mouse Through The Years since 1928 at Mid Valley Megamall recently.  It's not an ordinary exhibition, the Mickey Mouse figurines displayed are all well designed by individuals and companies.  This is a competition of designing a Mickey Mouse figurines.

Our familiar Mickey Mouse

Let's see the creative Mickey Mouses.

If you are a Mickey Mouse fans, you must take a tour to Mid Valley Megamall.  It's amazing~

Friday, 8 June 2012

Pameran Raja Kita @ Former Royal Palace, Malaysia

Malaysia's former Royal Palace is open for public with free entrance.  This is an opportunity for children to have a tour to visit the palace especially it's school holidays.  

The Palace was originally a double-storey mansion which called the Big House built in 1928 by a local Chinese millionaire, Mr. Chan Wing.  During the Japanese occupation from 1942 - 1945, it was used as the Japanese Governor.  After the surrender of the Japanese on 15th August 1945, the British Military Administration (BMA) commandeered it for a senior military officers mess from the rank of brigadier.  With the formation of the Federation of Malaya in 1950, the building was purchased by the Selangor's State Government at the price of RM150,000.  Then it has been modified and becomes the palace of Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Sir Hishamuddin Alam Shah, Sultan Selangor till the year of 1957.

This beautiful building was then purchased by the federal government with the price of RM1.4 million in year 1957.  The Federal Government then spent RM328,00 in order to convert the residence into the Istana Negara for the newly created sovereign post of Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaya which was about to achieve independence in August as scheduled.

The grand entrance for the Royal Families

Wide garden in front of the palace

The long path towards the palace

Fountain in front of the palace

Actually, the exhibition only available in part of the palace.  Not the whole palace open for view.  Here are some photos taken from the exhibition:-

Today, this Royal Palace is walking into history while the new Royal Palace in Jalan Duta launched in November 2011.

The exhibition is open for public from 16th April 2012 to 15 June 2012, 9am to 5pm.  It's free entrance but if you wish to take photos, you have to pay RM3 for photo taking.  Please take off your shoes before entering the exhibition hall.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Din Tai Fung 鼎泰蘴 @ e-Curve

Husband heard that Din Tai Fung's food is no msg, less oil and healthy.  So, this time we walk in to give it a try.

The restaurant

The interior

Another view of the dining area

Chili oil, soy sauce and vinegar

Xiao Long Bao 小笼包 @ RM11.80
 The xiao long bao is full of soup, a flavorful soup.  Just the meat's portion is small compare to Dragon-I.

Plain La Mien 阳春面 @ RM8.00

Pork Chop Fried Rice 猪排炒饭 @ RM15.50
A well marinated pork chop, my kids whacked all.  So delicious~

Prawn dumpling La Mien 虾肉馄饨拉面 @ RM15.00
 Each dumpling contains a large prawn, love to have a mouthful of prawns. ^^

Chicken Soup La Mien 元盅鸡汤拉面 @ RM15.80
Thumbs up for the chicken soup!  Every drop of soup is full of chicken flavor, the best of all.

They have outlets at The Gardens, Pavilion and Empire Subang.  It's a fine dining restaurant for a family and friends.

Din Tai Fung Restaurant
G17-20, Ground Floor E@Curve,
No.2A, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: 03-77283218

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Lunch @ Kensington Western Restaurant, Seremban

After our visit at the Army Museum, we proceed to Seremban to hunt for food.  We initially looking for the japanese food but we get lost in the middle of town.  Then, we accidentally found the Kensington Western Restaurant.  So, here come our lunch here.

It's a corner shop located in Era Square.  You can either choose to dine in an air-conditioned area or open area.  The restaurant itself is spacious and comfy.

The menu

The address and location maps

Comfy dining environment

The bar counter

The paintings on the wall

Musical instruments painting

Jasmine Tea @ RM4.50
We just order a cup of Jasmine Tea, the restaurant is serving free flow of water for every diners.

Mushroom soup with Garlic bread
It's considered a wild mushroom soup as we found the soup is full of small chunky mushrooms.  It's not too creamy but fit for me.  Served with a piece of garlic bread, a flavorful garlic + butter, crunchy at the sides and soft in the middle.

Platters Set A @ RM23.80
 The platter comes in a big portion!  It consists of garlic breads, honey chicken wings, cold mussels and garlic calamari.  I personally like the mussels which taste sour with tabasco, one bite equals to one mouthful, yummy~

The calamari is just fried in a good timing whereby the squids are not hard, then it sauteed with some garlic and chili.  More to our local style, still taste good at all.

Chicken wings are more likely in pan fried version with honey, sauteed with some garlic.  Nice and good~

Fish & Chips served with a bowl of mushroom soup with garlic bread @ RM13.90
 The fish is coated with some bread crumbs and then deep fried.  It's crunchy and best to serve with the designated mayo sauce.

Bolognaise Paste serves with a bowl of mushroom soup with garlic bread @ RM13.90
 A juicy bolognaise pasta with chunky tomatoes and chickens.  This dish all whacked by my kids.

Chicken cheese roll with bread crumbs @ RM16.00
Serves with some veges and wedges.  The chicken is wrapped with ham, cheese and bread crumbs, serves with some black pepper sauce.  It's quite tender.

Our getaway ended with this lunch and back to our home sweet home.

Kensington Western Restaurant
No. 34, Jalan Era Square 3,
70200 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Tel: 606-7687288