Wanhoi YAMCH’A @Sky Avenue, Genting

With the newly opened Sky Avenue at Genting, you’ll be surprised with the food varieties. One should not worry about feeling hungry. Instead you will be spoilt with choice. Price from moderate to expensive, from Asian to Western food.

On my recent visit to Genting, I settled my lunch at Wanhoi YAMCH’A. I google about this place and discovered something cute and fancy here. πŸ™‚

 

Wanhoi YAMCH’A is a restaurant inspired by the renowned Oversea Group. Serving Malaysian Cantonese cuisine.

Besides that, dim sum is also available at Wanhoi YAMCH’A.

The interior is quite classy yet modern.

Part of the menu to show you the prices.

Crispy Pork in Sweet & Sour Sauce (RM38.80). It tasted like ‘Ku Lou Yuk’, but this has a crispy texture because the pork is thinly sliced then deep fried. Next, its coated with caramelized sweet and sour sauce. Its quite an additive and appetizing dish.

Stir Fried Kangkung Special Sauce (RM28.80) was a mouth watering dish. It may looks simple, but the flavors were good. With the hint of spiciness from the cili padi (bird-eye chili), and shrimp paste to enhance the flavors of this dish.

BBQ Pork Belly (28.80), was alright. Not the best I’ve eaten.

The above dishes were eaten with white rice (RM3.50/bowl)

 

We wanted more. Hence we would also love to try their dim sum which claimed to made fresh.

Steamed Pork Ribs (RM11.80)

Siew Mai (RM12.80) . The siew mai however was just average, not memorable.

BBQ Pork Bun in Zhu Zai Shape (RM14.80). Consist of 2 adorable piggy steamed buns served hot in basket.

Pao dough has good consistency while the BBQ Pork filling was tasty. Glad that the pao dough wasn’t too thick.

Custard Pau (RM14.80)

“Wuek…I spit custard..” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Isn’t this pau looking cute? It is a steamed bun which is served hot. This yellow looking creature (pau) is filled with runny salted egg custard which literally ooze out once you take a bite. Very nice I felt.

A lovely pair of bird in a cage!! Salted Egg Yolk Lotus Paste Filling (RM15.80)

This dish really caught my attention.

The pastry is a buttery kind like what we had for Shanghai Mooncake. Its filled with smooth lotus paste.

Verdict : Food prices are on high side, food portion also quite small. But luckily the overall food taste was acceptable and quite satisfying.

 

Wanhoi YAMCH’A (near PictureHouse Cinema)

Level T2, Sky Avenue,, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Operation Hours: 11am – 10pm

Contact Number: +60 3-2144 9911

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*imposed 10% service charge*
*Genting member entitled to 10% discount*

 

 

 

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Chili Fighter @Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2

source from Chili Fighter

Chili Fighter, a new restaurant is opened at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2. But what do they serve? Looking by its name, I could sensed something flaming there πŸ˜€

Let’s check it out.

The modern and sophisticated interior. Furthermore, it is cosy and air conditioned giving you the comfortability of dining experience with family and friends.

At Chili Fighter, its a whole new dining experience in Seremban. Bringing to you the Sichuan flavors all the way from China.

Where did you get the inspiration to open this restaurant in Seremban?

During my trip to China, I tasted the food there which I felt it was delicious. This is one of the popular food there. Hence it gave me the inspiration to start up one here in Seremban. I made several trips there; for the recipe, the ingredients. Apart from that, my chefs were sent there for training to ensure the flavors and taste are alike, replied Mr. Ang the owner of Chili Fighter.

A simple menu showing how to place an order.

Step 1: Select Vegetable/Meat

Step 2: Select Flavor (different types of chili flavor)

Step 3: Select the level of spiciness (super spicy,spicy, average or mild)

Although the menu is only printed in Chinese, but the staffs may assist you upon ordering.
(By the way, they are in the midst of preparing the English menu)

Ingredients are nicely arranged in trays in the refrigerator to retain its freshness.

The non-cooked ingredients are of assorted vegetables, meat & seafood.


Helen, helping herself to pick her choice of ingredients to be cook by the chef later on.

One of the staff there trying to explain to Helen, that for ingredients that are weighed above 500gram, you can choose to cook it in 2 different flavors.

Price is determined by its weight.Hence, you can see that the ingredients that we’ve picked is been weighed.
Sichuan cuisine, from Sichuan Province, is famous for its particularly “mΓ‘lΓ ” numbingΒ (ιΊ») and spicyΒ (θΎ£)Β  taste resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique numbing flavor of Sichuan peppercorn.

We were recommended with the Crystal Fish (fish price varies from RM70 to RM90 depending on type of fish). Price is inclusive of ingredients as shown in photo. You may have some additional add on orders from the menu. i.e: extra lotus roots, vegetables, & etc. The fish dish portion is quite big. Above is “mΓ‘lΓ ” flavor. I can take spicy food. But with ‘average spicy’ level is already sufficient to me.

So, why is it called Crystal Fish? Its called crystal fish because of the transparent like serving tray. Fish and necessary ingredients were all placed on the transparent tray then bring to boil on an induction cooker. This is cook at your dining table. Therefore you could experience the slowly simmer process.

We were also served with a different flavor called ‘Hot & Sour’ (ι…ΈθΎ£).

When its started to boil, means its ready to dig in! πŸ˜€

Β check out the bright red color soup base and the amount of dried chilies. I could feel the mild numbness on my tongue. But I wanted more. Because it is very ‘shiok’. The broth was flavorsome and spicy too.

The stir fry η”°ι›ž (“field chicken”) with lotsa onions and long beans has milder spiciness. I do like the taste of its meat. It was tasty and tender.

 

Remember the ingredients we’ve picked earlier? The above 2 dishes were cooked in 2 different flavors. 2 different types of chili were used.

And one of the highlight was this chili used in the above dish.

These dishes are best to be eaten with a bowl of rice.


You can’t leave without having these drinks to chill you. πŸ˜€

Can you tolerate the spiciness? Dare to challenge yourself with more spicy food at Chili Fighter?

What’s more…Chili Fighter is offering 20% discount during the Grand Opening Day on 31 May 2017 .

Chili Fighter

Address: No. 197 & 198, Jalan S2 B14
70300 Seremban.

Operation Hours:

11:00AM – 3:00PM, 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Contact No. : 012-616 6428
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Zhing Kitchen @Centrio, Seremban 2

Longing for some authentic Taiwan cuisine? Or miss some Taiwan cuisine after your trip from Taiwan?

At Zhing Kitchen, would be the destination to solve your cravings.

Located at Centrio Seremban 2, a family style restaurant is operated by Taiwanese, a young & capable woman.

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This is the interior, simple setup with some nicely painted wall mural.

This is the best or most grabbed spot.

However I don’t quite like the open kitchen concept. Its nice to watch some live cooking, but since its an air conditioned room, the cooking smoke tend to be trapped in the room. Perhaps they should install a better exhaust or ventilation fan.

Passion Fruit Drink – RM4.90
It has nice passion fruit taste.

Smelly Tofu – RM6.90

This dish is something I like most! The smelly tofu (臭豆腐), tasted similar to what I had before in Taiwan last time. I was so happy that I could get it here.

Smelly tofu (fermented tofu) is a popular street snack in Taiwan. It is served deep-fried (drizzled with sauce and topped with sour pickled vegetables).

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(photo from Zhing Kitchen)

Mentai Tuna Rice – RM10.90

Tuna & Corn rice with mentai mayo sauce. Served with side dish of half braised egg and some pickled vegetables. Both my son and my niece, they love this rice.

Oden Noodle – RM10.90

Oden is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon, konjac, and processed fishcakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth.

The serving was quite big. Soup flavor was very light. You can choose to order a soup version or a dry version of noodle.

Fried Oyster & Egg – RM9.90

This is another recommended dish. The signature Taiwanese style oyster egg, with special sweet chili bean sauce. Fluffy egg with lotsa vegetables and ‘visible’ numbers of oysters in it.

Zhing Duck Noodle – RM10.90

This was delicious too. I opted for noodle instead of rice. Dry version noodle served with nanjing duck meat, fried egg and some condiments. Duck meat texture was just nice and not fat. However, I would prefer if they have thinner cuts.

14963184_1689014371414032_8067535493131355386_nAt Zhing Kitchen, breakfast is served as early as 8.30am till 11.30am. Ideal for working people to grab and go.

One day, I decided to order their breakfast for ‘take away’. A set of sandwich (can’t remember the name) that comes together with baked beans which cost less than RM10. What’s in the sandwich? I got vege, chicken patty and egg. It was yummy!

Verdict : Overall, the food was good. But please bear the waiting time. hahaha…. Waited for 1/2 hour for the food to be served one by one. There was only 1 table of guests ahead us.

Zhing Kitchen

No. 136, Jalan S2B21,

Pusat Dagangan Seremban 2,

70300, Seremban.

Contact No.:Β  +6 014 9829 991

Operation Hours : TUE – SUN : 8:30 AM – 11PM (closed on Monday)

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*pork free*
*cash term*

Seafood Pot @Lucky King Bun, Seremban (New Outlet)

Do you remember the famous Curry Chicken Bun from Lukut? I used to dapao the curry bun whenever I goes to Port Dickson.

Now, they’ve opened a new outlet in Seremban. Very near towards the Seremban exit toll. More convenient for travelers. Convenient for me too! hehe….

Their name appeared on our local food programs & at Tripadvisor.

Curry Chicken Bun is their signature item. Today, they prepare not only curry chicken bun. But also Curry Pork Ribs Bun & also Ying Yong Bun (Curry Pork Ribs & Dongpo Pork). These are all ideal for sharing.

One fine day, I decided to bring my family here for dinner. We didn’t want to eat the bun. We heard about this seafood pot available here. We went ahead ordering that.

The seafood pot comes in 2 sizes. Regular (2-5pax) at RM80 & Large (6-10pax) at RM120. I ordered the regular size…because it was just 4 adults.

Seafood Pot; a combination of milky & mild curry soup, fused with seafood ingredients such as crabs, prawns, cuttlefish, mussels and handmade meatballs served in a boiling pot. It is served with rice noodles (bihun) to go along with the soup & seafood.

I honestly don’t think the regular size pot is sufficient for 5 pax la…unless you add on other dishes or you are a very small eater.

In this case, of course I ordered extra dishes. πŸ˜€

Stir Fry Choy Sum

(the actual vege was actually green color…due to the lighting here..it looked a lil yellowish)

Smoked Duck

The interior looked quite retro. Yellow lighting with black & white mosaic flooring…

a vintage bicycle…

and this! Do you know what is this? Its a music player. I remember seeing this during my teenage age. Very rare to see this nowadays.

Verdict: The seafood pot was not bad. The broth/soup was tasty and the seafood was quite fresh too. I also like the smoked duck. I do advise you to call for reservation, especially on those curry buns. Because its quite sellable especially during weekends.

Lucky King Bun (SEREMBAN)
No. 28 & 29, Jalan MPK 6
Medan Perdagangan Kepayang, 70200 Seremban
Tel: 06-6311 755
Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw22rrn4fm
Business hours: 11.30am-10pm (closed every Tuesday except public holiday)

Blog Referral:- http://www.vkeong.com/lucky-king-bun-seremban/

Dinner @Rantau Happy Restaurant, Negeri Sembilan

Last month, my friend Wei Chi planned for a dinner trip to Rantau. Its just a 30 minutes driving distance from Seremban town. If you are driving from Seremban 2 or Mambau, its even nearer.

Wei Chi claimed that this restaurant is located at a fish pond. Hmm…it seems nowadays people quite fancy bout this type of restaurant.

As shown on the photo above which I copied from their FB page…you can see that there are 2 floating decks above the pond. It can fit up to probably 8 tables in total. You can also opt to be seated on ground area, which is slightly away from the view of pond. Since Wei Chi is more familiar with this place…Jessie & I leave the food ordering part to her & her HB, Andy.

As we arrived, Jet was happily checking out the place when I pointed to him, water & fishes. I believed there are many Talapia in the pond.

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Come early before 7pm to watch the sunset here.

Wei Chi & Jessie….both are my primary & secondary school friends.

HAHAHA….a photo to proof that we were there! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

The dishes were served quite fast. Steamed Egg (beneath) topped with beancurd & minced pork – RM10

Fried Sotong (Squids) in Salted Egg – RM16

Spinach Soup with Century Egg & Goji – RM8

Deep Fried Pork Knuckle in Thai Style – RM48

Marmite Sauce Crab – RM60/kg.

Overall, the food was good in terms of taste & freshness. Furthermore I felt the prices are affordable too. Services were alright. No complain.

After the dinner, my friends surprised me with a birthday cake! It was a fruit cake from our town’s renowned brand, Imbi Cake House.

Thank you girls! β™₯

My birthday cakes of year 2015. I’m blessed to have my family, friends & colleagues whom celebrated my 2015 birthday on different days.

Rantau Happy Restaurant
Lot 3720, no 29,

Kg Pasir
71200 Rantau
N.S.
H/P : 012 – 7821781, 012 – 7061781

*cash term*
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Breakfast @ Yuen Garden Dim Sum, Puchong

Having dim sum as breakfast just like the Hongkie ^_^

There are countless dim sum restaurants in Puchong. So far I’ve only tried 2 from 2 different restaurants serving decent dim sum with an affordable price, at Bandar Puteri Puchong. I seldom go for dim sum breakfast…usually had noodles. I preferred to dine with 3-4 person, so that I could order more types of dim sum.

This time around with my mummy, sister and little niece; I would like to bring them to a different restaurant for dim sum. So I did a google search and looks like Yuen Garden Dim Sum has many positive reviews from the customers.

photo by "KVINLIM"

photo by “KVINLIM”

Occupying the corner lot of a 3-storey building.

However this restaurant is non-air conditioned.

A sign of “Please wait to be seated” is placed at the entrance. I felt its more organized this way. Rather than standing/ chupping next to a table hoping that person would quickly swallow their food and drinks so that I could get a seat.

Siew Mai….

and Har Kau are both abang adik that you should order in a dim sum restaurant. In my perception..both has to be good else I wouldn’t give a pass to that restaurant. hehe…

Luckily both Har Kau & Siew Mai were not bad. Meaty and the prawns were fresh and crunchy.

Minced Pork + Century Egg Porridge was quite smooth and tasty.

Their Lo Mai Kai fulfilled the criteria for having all the ingredients. Pork, Chicken, Chinese Sausage & Mushroom. The taste was good but I would prefer if the glutinous rice were to be softer πŸ˜‰

Steamed Pork Ribs were alright.

Stuffed Chili was quite nice. Generous stuffing and the taste was good.

The firm Fish balls

Ohh… I like these Fried Chicken Wings! Crispy exterior! The end part of wing is stuffed with fish paste. Special right?

Char Siew Pao

My favorite Wu Kok! Very ‘yam-mie’ and crispy with nice pork filling.

Flaky crust filled with wobbly egg custard, Egg Tarts were alright but not the best I’ve eaten πŸ™‚

I like the sight of my table filled with baskets of dim sum πŸ™‚

Everything is served warm. If there’s any dim sum that you would like to order but its not available on the push cart, you may order from the staffs. They’ll bring it to you. Overall the food, price and environment are acceptable. But I end up feeling quite thirsty after the meal. I suspect may be the porridge. =_=

Yuen Garden Dim Sum
Jalan Kenari 18,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
Selangor
Tel: 03-80763818

My recent Sarikei Food Trail

Undeniable that Sarikei, Sarawak is considered as my another home. In this peace and rather slow and steady town… it would be a stress free place to relax your mind.

Although most of the time my staying period were short, but I’ll try my best to fill my time with food. LOL! Especially Sarawak Foochow food which are difficult to get in KL. I do enjoy the food here. Guess most of my friends are gonna hate me for showing them something they couldn’t eat. Haha! Its like you can see but cannot eat. So torturing :-p

Below are just part of food I had. Because I decided to only share the ones that I like most.

Fried Mee Suah on the very first night.

Fried Mini Kompia with Minced Meat Filling. Aren’t they look like Pacman? πŸ˜€

Kuey Teow Tomato for supper, perhaps? πŸ™‚

To satisfy my cravings…. Kampua for breakfast on the following day!

Followed by thinly sliced pork liver soup added some red rice wine.

Thanks to Arthur for informing me about this nice Mochi with Peanut Butter filling and Nestum coating from Kim Hing Bakery and Confectionery.

In every coffee shops before your food is served, this is how they place your cutlery. In a cup filled with hot warm. Guess its more cleaner than wiping with tissues right? Unfortunately its not practiced at coffee shops in KL.

Fish Maw Soup

& Sea Cucumber Soup are my favorite soup.

Stir Fry Midin is a must have vege without fail. My favorite vege!

Stir Fry Cangkuk Manis is also another must have vege!

Zhou Cai Hung Ngan with Pork Liver rocks!

Foochow Fried yellow noodles in soup

I also dropped by Bintagor town, which is just short distance from Sarikei for their so-called popular rojak. I find that the rojak taste has deteriorate. Also kinda pricey… If I’m not mistaken this plate of rojak was around RM8-RM10 for this kind of serving size.

Had a bowl of ABC on a hot sunny afternoon. But people here called it ‘Jalok’.

A stroll to the morning market is pretty interesting and knowledgeable when you actually able to see something new.

First time seeing these fruit. Claimed as ‘Local Lychee’. Not cheap though.

This is how kompia, the popular biscuit is made. Kompia is made with lard, onions, salt and flour. A ball of flour is stuffed with a filling of other desired ingredients and flattened with a rolling pin. It is then slapped onto the sides of a traditional home-made Chinese oven.

Some Foochow pastry sold in town.

Arthur also highly recommended this to me. The most expensive noodle I had in Sarikei. LOL! But with no regrets. Tom Yam Big Prawn Noodle for RM26.

Very rich and flavorful tom yam soup with fresh and sweet prawn flesh.

Not forgetting also to dine at Sarawak’s popular fast food franchise, Sugar Bun.

Mine was like a complete meal. Comes with spicy fried chicken, fish fillet, savory rice and pickled vege!

You can also satisfy your nasi lemak craving here at Sugar Bun.Β  Apart from fried chicken or sandwiches, they also serve asian dishes. Claypot dishes served with rice.

A day before going back to KL, I also dropped by Aik Seng Cafe for the popular Roti Kahwin. Charcoal toasted bun spread with butter, kaya and peanut butter.

We had Stir Fry Rice Cakes for dinner in a restaurant, the night before we return to KL.

Last but not least, save the best for the last. MIL’s Foochow Red Rice Wine Mee Suah before we return to KL. MIL also bought Sarikei’s chicken for us to bring home!

Yea…a trip with lotsa food and higher chances of gaining weight!

Brunch @Noodle House, Sibu

Last Thursday, Alex & I were back to Sarikei. Before arriving Sarikei, we’ll stop at Sibu. I decided to plan a meet up with my blogger friend, Arthur (aka Suituapui or nama gelaran Sibu Food Mayor). I sent him a message a week earlier to make an appointment with him. hehehe….

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Upon arriving Sibu airport, Alex’s friend Tony came to pick us to the assigned destination. During my earlier conversation with Arthur, he asked what would I like to eat. I told him… we probably could only manage to makan at one spot. I did not wanted any Kampua Noodles…because I knew I’m gonna be having that on my entire stay in Sarikei. So, I told Arthur… I want that Mille Crepe. I also want that fried kompia! Ok set! Arthur said; then we go Noodle House.

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From airport, we took around 1/2 hour to reach Noodle House. Arthur texted me wondering if we could locate the place or sesat already. The building is kinda hidden behind the main road. With the help of GPS and also I remembered the color of the building, we found our meeting place. LOL!

It was still early, so the place was quite vacant. Was browsing through the menu (the food selections here are not bad), asking recommendations from Arthur. He said NO NO NO..on certain dish, we avoid ordering that. When he said… YES with approval means that tasted good based on his observation πŸ˜‰

Can you imagine we ordered desserts first before looking at the main meals? LOL!!

Foodie at work! ^_^

A cuppa hot White Coffee (RM3.50) for myself. Nothing great about the coffee. More like instant coffee.

I wanted to try their mille crepe! So we chose one. According to Arthur, the Rum & Raisin (RM7.80) is nice. Not too sweet. Well, true enough. It wasn’t too sweet and each layer were nicely done. Not too dry nor too much cream either. However the rum taste was quite mild. Furthermore the price is alot cheaper than what we are getting here in KL.

We only ordered 2 types of desserts. I did not want them to occupy my tummy space. I need to leave some for the other dishes here. hehe…. This was my second time trying Creme Brulee. The first one was at Fullhouse Lifestyle Store & Cafe. Was a good one. Here at Noodle House, the Creme Brulee (RM7.0) was nice too. Rich and wobbly custard topped with caramelized sugar.

There were several choices of sizzling dish (kampua) on the menu. Alex & Tony had Sizzling Pepper Beef Kampua (RM9.50). It was served hot. Alex said; “Waahh…this is ‘high class’ kampua. I’ve not eaten kampua served this way!” LOL! This was nice lo… the noodle and the black pepper beef + gravy combines well. I curi-ed makan a slice of beef meat. The meat was tender and tasty!

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I am a rice person now! I wallop the whole bowl of rice okay. This Stewed Pork Rice (RM7.20) was nice. The meat portion (stewed pork slices & minced pork) not stingy.

Here, there are 3 different types of filling for their fried kompia. Minced Meat Kompia, Pork Belly Kompia & Cheese Spicy Chicken Kompia. I went for the ordinary filling. So, above is Minced Meat Kompia (RM3.50).

and this is the Pork Belly Kompia (RM4.50). I felt both were good. Although the kompia was fried, its not dry or too oily.

Happy diners? Arthur did not order any main dish for himself. He said he already had kampua that morning before meeting us :-p

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I couldn’t remember what was so funny in this photo. Hmm… I think Arthur was mentioning something about ‘tummy’ thing πŸ˜€

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Okay…. a proper photo. πŸ˜‰

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1240275_10151733118702740_1598868379_nArthur remembered I commented on his blog that I’ve not tried Tee Piang before. (He has good memory. Dun play play) He bought me some Tee Piang (with and without meat filling) and some Chicken Pie. Hey… these are precious. Couldn’t find it here wan. Tee Piang is made of soya bean pulp. It smells like ‘wadeh’ may be because of the fragrant from shallot. I like the one with meat filling (like the char siew pao filling). I especially like the Chicken Pie. The pastry was nice…and the filling was so full.

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It was nice meeting Arthur in person rather than exchanging comments on our blogs all the time. He has that ‘serious’ looking face… but actually a nice person after meeting him. hehehe….

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Noodle House

No 2B (Ground Floor) Jalan Laichee 1, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

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Dinner @ The Han Room, The Gardens Mall

Upon celebrating my 31st birthday (alamak….tak sangka I’m already 31 years old!), Alex asked what would I like to eat. Ya… he often let me decide.. therefore I hardly have surprises. LOL!!

This year, I’m telling Alex… I don’t feel like having Western or Japanese food. Lets go for Chinese cuisine πŸ˜€Β  I’ve heard many good reviews about this Chinese Restaurant that we intend to go to.

We put up a night at Cititel Hotel and then came here for dinner.

The Han Room is located very near to the entrance of The Gardens Hotel. Hmm… I should say, just next door.

We were served with this small plate of titbits (RM5). Its pretty addictive and nice. Not those dull looking titbits that I usually had. The above titbits has mild spiciness, comprised of crunchy peanuts, long beans, fried beancurd.

I’m not a tea expert, but I like to choose Chinese tea over other drinks when I dine in a Chinese restaurant.

Alex was still enjoying the titbits while we were waiting for our food to arrive. I like the ambiance here.

An appetizing Paku in Spicy Sauce (RM8)Β  ,a cold dish as our starter dish. It wasn’t really spicy actually. Crunchy fern mixed with shallots and dried shrimps. The dressing is abit spicy and sourish, something like kerabu.

Our meat platter. 2 combinations – Roasted Pork + BBQ Pork (RM30) with dipping sauce. I dislike the yellow dipping sauce. The smell was so strong. I think its made of ‘bamboo shoots’. While the red one is chili sauce.

The beancurd (center) came together with meat. The beancurd was really smooth. Love both ‘siew yuk’ and ‘char siew’. Juicy and succulent!! Not forgetting there were not much of fats attached. Love them! I’m sure you have your favorite place for siew yuk or char siew. πŸ˜‰

It was a gloomy evening. Why not order a soup dish. We chose Braised Lobster Soup in Pumpkin – RM28.

The soup portion was enough for both of us. Rich flavors and ingredients. Each scoop has spoonful of lobster meat. The soup taste kinda reminds me of shark fins soup πŸ™‚ Don’t worry….there ain’t any shark fins in the soup.

Pumpkin vs. My Face. My Face wins…. LOL!!

Then came this bowl of ‘geng’ noodle.

Fresh Water Prawn with β€˜Hor Fun’ in Superior Prawn Soup – RM25

The soup flavor was so rich. Robust flavors of prawn roe. And the hor fun was smooth too. Nice to have this especially on rainy day.

Alex doing the un-shell job πŸ˜‰

Only half piece of fresh water prawn was served with the hor fun. No doubt the prawn size was quite big lar.

Before ending the dinner… I wanna have some desserts! I ordered Thousand Layered Cake (Ma Lai Kou) – RM6. It was served warm and the texture was light and spongy. However it doesn’t look as though it has many layers pun. T_T

Last one would be tong sui for a sweet ending. Hehehe…. Mango Sago with Pomelo – RM8. Hmm… the mango sago tong sui was just average. I deducted points because the pomelo has bitter taste 😦

Alex also got me a small moist chocolate cake by Delectable. Its called 7 sins of chocolate. Wa…so sinful! (Chocolate cake crumbles with chocolate ganache dollops, topped with a generous layer of chocolate mousse, chocolate nibs, chocolate buttons and cocoa dustings) Okay…there goes my 31st birthday celebration. Muak Muak….Β  πŸ˜‰

Verdict : At Han Room, the food prices are of course higher than those normal Chinese Restaurant. But speaking about the environment, service and the quality of food I had, I’m pretty satisfied. After all its a once in a while thing ma. They do offer dim sum and set menus. You can drop by their website to take a look.

The Han Room
Lot G243,G246 &G247,Β 
Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City,Β 
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 KL.Β 
Tel: 03-2284 8833

Eat – Wedding – Sight Seeing

As mentioned earlier…I was at Ipoh for only a day trip. The main reason was to attend Alex’s cousin wedding. Well…we do not want to waste much time, but to fill the entire day with food and also sight seeing. Fully utilized the day since morning and get caught in the jam while traveling home. LOL!!

We decided to travel early…at around 7.45am..ermmm….actually not really early also lar hor?

With Alex’s driving skill…we reached Ipoh safely at around 10+am. LOL!!

Our plan was to go for dim sum breakfast. We would like to try Foh San’s dim sum at the new premise. Just because Saturday was a public holiday for Malaysians…Ipoh was so crowded over that weekend! I waited for a vacant table for like 15 minutes? Was that consider fast?! And I need to stand in front of the table…like chup-ing a seat liddat. *sigh*

Our dim sum breakfast. Not bad I felt. The selections of dim sum are not bad. Many choices. I like their siew mai. Big, juicy and meaty. We did not order much…because we still need to go for a wedding lunch at 12pm.

Restoran Foh San Sdn Bhd
51 Jalan Leong Sin Nam,
30300 Ipoh Perak.

Business hours: 6.30am to 2pm (Closed every Tuesday)

After the dim sum breakfast, we went to Ching Han Guan Biscuit ShopΒ 

because my mom wanted to try their biscuit with meat floss,lotus paste & salted egg yolk filling. Unfortunately it was sold out at 12pm!! *disappointed mode* Huhuhu…sorry mummy… Apparently the boss said they only bake from Monday to Saturday. So on Sunday they’ll sell to people who has pre-ordered in advanced (at least a day). Okay..noted! Therefore…I end up buying the “Sek Kei Ma” and “Hap Tou Sou” (Chinese Walnut Cookies). Their Sek Kei Ma was just average. But the Hap Tou Sou is very nice!

Ching Han Guan Biscuit Manufacture

145, Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah (Hugh Low Street), 30000 Ipoh, Perak.

Tel No : 605-254 5126.

Attended Alex’s cousin wedding at 12pm till 3+pm…

After the wedding lunch, we decided to try our luck to see if this ‘popular’ tau fu fah is still available. This place is a hype among tourists I guess.

The price list.

I queued. Cars can queue too. They’ll come to take your order. How come people in car queue gets their order faster wan?! Becos human queue is longer. *stupid me* I was unlucky lor…..the last 2 bowls of tau fu fah goes to the person who queued in front of me. *sigh*

Didn’t get to try their signature* tau fu fah…so I tried their soya bean + cincau lor…. They call it Black White. But I call it Michael Jackson. Hmmm…sorry to say..the soya bean..hmm..although it has nice soya taste..but I felt its overated lar… I can get a nice soya bean here in Seremban pasar malam also…nonit to queue so long summore. ^_^

It was rather early for dinner. None of us feeling hungry yet. Googled for place of interest. Found Gua Kek Look Tong which is not very far from town.

Opened in the 1970s, Kek Lok Tong is the most recent of the Ipoh cave temples and perhaps the most spectacular of them all. The temple is set in a huge cave in the limestone outcrops behind Gunung Rapat.

Impressive!

So natural and cooling inside. Hmm…I don’t see any fans inside. LOL!

Buddha Statues.

This is at the back of the entrance-a beautiful landscape garden. It look so heavenly. Feel so calm and it looks like a poster.

Goose went for an evening walk ^^

One of the pond is filled with water lilies. So pretty.

One of my favorite shot. I always feel water lilies are very pretty and calm.

This miniature ‘Fuk Luk Sau’ is so cute. Do pay a visit at Gua Kek Look Tong when you are in Ipoh.

For the complete set of photos…click HERE

Kek Look Tong
Gunung Rapat,
Ipoh, Perak
05-312-81129

Opening hours
Daily, 7am – 6pm, including public holidays

Ok lar, time for dinner lor… Ipoh is famous for Bean Sprout Chicken.

I referred to this informative blog about Ipoh (Motormouth From Ipoh – Malaysian Food & Travel) , he mentioned that his favorite place would be Cowan Street Ayam Tauge & Koitia. Without hesitation, we came here for dinner.

Apparently they do not serve rice. So, this is what they have…to be eaten with the steamed chicken. – Kuey Teow Soup. The kuey teow is smooth and slippery.

This serve as appetizer. Fancy some chicken feets? Braised chicken feet. Its tasty and not hard. I think one of the ingredient is star anise.

What’s special about Ipoh’s Bean Sprout. They are fatter and shorter. Hehe….and crunchier too.

A plate of steamed chicken. Quite smooth and not overcooked.

The above meal for 4 eaters with 4 cups of herbal tea cost RM49. Not bad!

Huh…only left 3 steamed chickens? It was just 7pm when I left. Good business huh.

COWAN STREET AYAM TAUGE & KOITIAU
44, Jalan Raja Ekram,
30450 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Telephone : 6012-520 3322 (Ah Meng)

Business hours : Opens for dinner only, from about 7pm onwards. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

***That’s all for a day trip*** πŸ˜‰