Lunch @Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul, Paradigm Mall

Penang is famous for Teochew Cendol.

Unfortunately I’ve not tried before, and my last trip to Penang was years ago. How sad and embarrassing. T_T

However I consider this as good news because the famous Teochew Cendol has now opened its outlet at Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya. It would be great for KL folks!

Its just a small section located at lower ground floor in front of Tesco supermarket. This place was crowded during lunch hour even on weekdays!

Originally located at Lebuh Keng Kwee and only later known as Penang Road Famous TeoChew Chendul.

A short and simple menu is displayed at the ordering counter. Order and pay here, get a number and the worker will bring your food to your table.

Lets begin with their specialty. Looks like everybody are here for this. That goes without saying…because I saw everyone eating it. I would love to try the original one without any additional stuffs. You can have the one with White Coffee, Durian, Cempedak or Ice Cream. For a bowl of Original Teochew Chendul, it is priced at RM4.90. I would give 10/10 (based on my own taste) for this bowl of chendul. Because it meets my satisfaction from the green worm-like jelly (thin strands and not too hard), red beans & kidney beans were properly cooked and lastly sufficient and fragrantful gula melaka!

Then we ordered a plate of Rojak (RM6.90) to share. The ingredients for this rojak was fruits (mango, pineapple), cucumber, taufu pok, cuttlefish tossed with rich fermented shrimp paste and sprinkled with crushed peanuts and sesame seeds. The rojak was nice I felt.

Only 2 types of noodles are served here. So I tried the Assam Laksa (RM7.90), no kick at all. Kinda unsatisfying lor…. 😦

Then, my brother had the Penang Curry Mee (RM7.90). I felt the curry mee is at least better than my assam laksa. But I would prefer it spicier. Extra sambal please…. 😉

So, are you craving for a bowl of chendul at this hour? hehe…..

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
Lot LG08, Level LG,
Paradigm Mall,
No. 1, Jalan SS7/26A,
Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel:012-7357223
Daily Operating Hours: 10:00-22:00

Website

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My Tea Break @CAFFEine; Setiawalk Puchong

My daily caffeine boost has to be at least a cuppa coffee. But usually I’ll just bancuh my cheap 3in1 coffee…hehehe…..

Caffeine is a bitter substance found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, kola nuts, and certain medicines. But in this case…obviously we are referring to their drinks.

One day, I saw my friend posted photos of this cafe on his Facebook. Nice drink and cake I saw. I decided to give it a try and dragged Alex to bring me to Setiawalk. I noticed there are more and more cafes offering coffees and cakes here at Klang Valley. Anyway, this would be beneficial to us, the consumers…where we will be spoil with choices. Agreed? 😉

A very simple interior. Located at 1st floor right above Share Tea.

Free Wifi and some old-skool board games are also available here.

The drinks menu are neatly written on a chalkboard.

Freshly baked cakes and muffins. The cakes looked so good. I couldn’t decide which one to go for.

Ohhh…homemade ice cream by FatBaby is also available here! Isn’t that great to have some homemade ice cream. In terms of ingredients, much natural I suppose.

Again…I’m required to choose. I like salted caramel….at the same time I also like peanut butter wor. So, I ended up choosing ‘peanut butter’ flavor. hehe….

The ice cream is quite smooth and has nice taste of peanut butter. But not very strong. Size of cup is around 6cm in diameter.

Ohh ya…the friendly barista handed 2 additional flavors for us to sample. (not the whole cup okay) :-p

Chocolate : Very rich chocolate taste. Ermm…a lil bitter after taste.

Apple Crumble : Nice and fruity!

It was a hot afternoon. I really feel like having a cold drink. Therefore I chose Iced Electro Choc – RM11. (made from Irish cream, hazelnut coffee, milk and cocoa powder). Nice layers of drink I had. Wow…I did not expect an iced drink comes with coffee art too!! Thought I could only see the coffee art on hot drinks. *claps* I would say this drink is nice. Very smooth too. Hmm…kinda reminds me of latte.

Quench my thirst with a glass of Iced Electro Choc. To me, the serving size is quite big.

There you go…my choice of cake, Chocolate Baileys Cake – RM19.50.

A rich chocolate mousse cake topped with crunchy and crispy caramelized hazelnut. However I find it kinda pricey for a slice of cake. But this slice of cake is really good lar….

Come…take a closer look. Layers of chocolate mousse and sponge. The mousse part is rich and smooth. While the sponge part is very moist. Makes it a great combo!

 

CAFFEine;
Lot G-09-1, Level 1, Block G, Setia Walk, 
Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong 
Puchong, Selangor 47160
 
Tel: 03-5879 0033
Opening Hours: 
Monday – Friday: 2:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 noon till late

Wednesday is Pink Day @Baskin Robbins

Jom come in PINK and get special offer at Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. 😉

It was on Wednesday, when we decided to eat out…(we had Subway sandwich for dinner ^^)…Then I got this sudden urge of eating ice cream. I also remember the PINK Day campaign! So, I asked Alex whether can we go for Baskin Robbins ice cream later? Alex said wokay….yay!

They’ve now come out with new offer for Wednesday.

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The PINK Day offer. Why Pink? Because that’s Baskin Robbins color! 😉

baskin robinShow them anything in pink and you’ll be entitle to the pink day offer. I was kiasu…so, I have my pink skirt, pink handbag…and not forgetting my pink wallet too. LOL!

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Assorted flavors….I better make my quick decision. Because there were quite a number of customers.

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I was quite annoyed with this family in front of me. They took so long to place their orders. Simply because they were busy sampling most of the flavors before deciding which to choose. Hello….I know you can sample the ice cream lar…but please be considerate abit also…there are many people queuing behind one leh… *duhhh

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Happy 8 is new on their pink day offer. You can choose either waffle cone or waffle bowl. You can have 8 mini scoops of ice cream from different flavors. 4 flavors (Jamoca Almond Fudge, World Class Chocolate, Very Berry Strawberry) are already fixed by them…so, actually you’ll only get to choose another 4 flavors of your choice.

Each scoop is quite small…about 3-4cm in diameter. But you can try many flavors in a cup lor…Moreover the waffle is fresh and crunchy oso.

I wanted to add caramel sauce topping…..I asked the staff how much should I top up? She said add RM2.80..I thought its kinda expensive. So, forget it la..

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Very Berry Strawberry has bits of strawberry…very nice.

But I’m in love with Peanut Butter Chocolate, because I’m a fan of both peanut butter and chocolate. 😉

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I wanna ask Alex…whether can we come again next week…hehe…

On Mummy’s Birthday………….

Speaking about western food in Seremban, there aren’t much choice. Unlike those Chinese ‘Dai Chow’ which can be find easily.

Kensington Restaurant in Seremban will often come across our mind when refer to serving decent western food with affordable pricing too. I think my Seremban folks would agreed as well. Kensington has existed for many years. It has total 2 outlets in Seremban.

On mummy’s birthday, we decided to go there for dinner. This place is often crowded over weekends, dinner and especially on festive seasons.

A pot of Peach & Passion fruit tea for RM10.

My cheeky niece insisted to shoot a photo of her.

Started off with a bowl of Cream of Mushroom Soup for RM4.30.

I ordered a Seafood Platter for RM48, enough for 3-4 eaters. This seafood platter comes with Stuffed Crabs with Cheese, Fried Prawn with Salt & Pepper, Fried Squids with Tangy Sauce, Mussels Tomato Salsa.

All the above are quite good. I especially like the Mussels Tomato Salsa (very appetizing) and Stuffed Crabs with Cheese.

A closer shot

Chicken Veronique with Grape Wine Sauce – RM16

We all love this Sizzling Chicken topped with Ham & Cheese served with Butter Cream Sauce for RM16.

Bolognaise Chicken Pasta – RM12.50

My family enjoyed the dinner.

For dessert, we had Toffee Banana with Ice Cream & Mixed Fruits RM12.

I remembered having this the very first time was during my teenage time..with my friends. Memories*

I like the toffee banana. Just like crispy pisang goreng coated with caramelized toffee.

Kesington Restoran (near Min Kok Restaurant)
Jalan Era Square 3, Era Square, 
70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Tel : 06-768 7288

Bought a delicious Chocolate Mousse birthday cake from RT Pastry House.

Fresh and moist chocolate mousse cake! Very nice chocolatey taste. We all love chocolates!

Happy Birthday Mummy Dearest. Wishing you lotsa happiness and good health!

Oppss…such a formal group photo! p/s: My fat poodle decided to join in too…*kepochi* :-p

Cendol & Rojak Stall @Putra Heights

Been living here at Putra Heights for almost a year. But wasn’t aware there’s a cendol stall in front of Onking electrical shop. A row of shops facing the main road. I passes by this road almost everyday! Probably because its closed when I reaches home around 7pm.

Till one day, Alex told me there’s a cendol stall or precisely a mobile stall because operated with a lorry. The other day, Alex ajak me to menjamu selera at this cendol stall. The lorry its parked by the road shoulder with ample space for them to place the tables and chairs. Eat cendol under the sun and trees not bad oso lor…..

Located in front of Onking Electrical shop. The place is quite shady. Thanks to the big trees.

A bowl of cendol at price of RM1.60 (size of a rice bowl).

I believed cendol is one of the best local dessert which also suits Malaysia’s weather.

This cendol has uses the right level of gula melaka which suits my liking. A not bad ratio between gula melaka and coconut milk. However I feel that the condiments (sweet corn, red beans and green-worm like jelly) is quite little. Not sure whether they have ‘pulut’ (glutinous rice)..if yes, you can ask to ‘tambah’ (add-on).

I saw people ordering rojak! Other than rojak they do serve mee goreng mamak, sup lembu, sup ayam. The ‘tam jiak’ me couldn’t be just satisfied with just cendol. So, I ordered a plate of rojak to share with Alex. Too bad I got a dinner to attend that evening. Else I will order the mee goreng mamak too! HAHAHA! A plate of rojak for RM3.80.

Mix together the julienne cucumber and turnips(sengkuang), fried beancurd and keropok with the sweet and not so spicy peanut sauce. It comes with 1 whole hard boiled egg. They gave generous pieces of crispy keropok…very niceee! *crunch crunch*

Overall Rating : 7/10

Location : Jalan Mahkota 7/6C, Putra Heights, 47650 Subang Jaya Selangor.D.E

The so-called ‘food marathon’ to celebrate my birthday!

Our initial plan was to eat, window shop and watch a movie.

I was suppose to wake up at 9.30am. And as usual I will wake up earlier then Alex…because I very ‘MO’. We also planned to go out at around 10.30am.

Unfortunately….I missed the alarm, I overslept and suddenly awake, realized it was already 11.30am!! OMG!! We’ve missed our breakfast session!!

I got up quickly, groom myself (apply ICI paint, etc..). By the time we arrived Pavilion, KL already noon. Haihh…Therefore Alex and I decided not to watch movie, instead we had a so-called food marathon. But only began from lunch. 😀

I brought along my copy of Worthy Book and decided to utilize it.

1) Café Takahashi, Tokyo Street Pavilion KL

Café Takahashi is a Japanese ala Italian restaurant.

(From Worthy Book-page 76)

Enjoy a Birthday treat. 30% off Total Bill. (7 days before and after birthday)

Mango Soda – RM7.90

Ordinary soda drink with mango flavor puree.

Apple Mojito – RM9.90

The Mojito is not as good as the one I had from Bumbu Bali.

Kimuchi Soup – RM7.90

Creamy Salmon Spinach Spaghetti – RM26.90

Not a memorable pasta I had. Unlike the one I had from The Vanilla Place.

‘Thin Crust’ BBQ Smoked Duck Pizza – RM26.90

I reckon the slices of smoked duck was good. Nothing more. The thin crust not as good as the one I had from WATAMI Japanese Casual Restaurant.

Overall Rating : 5/10

Cafe Takahashi
Level 6, Tokyo Street
No 6.24.1B Pavilion KL Shopping Mall,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2163 6454
Fax: 03 2143 9454
(Halal)

2) Hui Lau Shan, Pavilion KL

I reserved some space for my after meal dessert. I heard many people commenting about Hui Lau Shan when it first opened at 1 Utama. HLS is Hong Kong’s popular dessert chain. HLS Pavilion is their 4th outlet in Malaysia.

Too bad that I’ve not tried the original ones in Hong Kong. Therefore I can’t make the comparison.

Good lighting. Perfect for photographs. Ya…I am a dreamer! kekeke…

Talk to the food first…. ^_^

Mango Feast – RM12.90

ideal for 2 eaters and mango fans.

(From Left): Vanilla ice cream bar with mango cubes coated on biscuit crumbs, Mango ice cream and mango cubes on coconut flavor jelly strips (like chee cheong fun), Mango Cubes and glutinous rice balls in mango puree .

Overall Rating : 8/10

Hui Lau Shan
Lot 6.43.00, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
(Halal)

3) Gelatomio Lounge

(From Worthy Book-page 44)

Purchase 1 Regular Cup, Free 1 scoop.

Gelatomio is located in front of FOREVER 21

I got 3+1 scoops of creamy and dense gelato for RM10.90.

If you can’t take milk, they have soy based ice cream too.

Gelatomio Lounge
Lot No. : P4.17.00, Level 4
Website : www.gelatomio.com
(Halal)

4) Lot 10 Hutong

I’ve blogged about Lot 10 Hutong sometime ago. I thought it would be a great place for dinner with good choices of food from varies states. Especially the Hokkien mee from Petaling Street. I don’t need to go all the way to Petaling Street to eat that. I can get it here. Though the price is slightly higher..but I can eat comfortably arr…

(Petaling Street Kim Liam Kee) Hokkien Mee – RM8.90

Glossy and cukup hitam is my choice of hokkien mee. And of course with the sufficient ‘wok hei’.

Penang Char Kuey Teow with Duck Egg (Ho Weng Kee) – RM9.80

A plate of char kuey teow consist of Chinese sausages, plump juicy cockles, fat bean sprout and 2 pcs of average size prawn.

Meat Ball Soup (Imbi Road Original Pork Noodle) – RM7.90

Overall Rating – 9/10

Lot 10 Hutong
Lower Ground Floor, Lot 10, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 
Kuala Lumpur

(Non-Halal)

5) Snowflake

To call off a day, we went to Snowflake, Taiwanese dessert. Its one of my favorite pick here.

Snowflake Bestseller – RM6.90

Grass jelly shaved ice topped with Taro balls and a layer of grass jelly.

Snowflake
Level 4, Pavilion KL (outside Padini Concept Store)
(Halal)

Mochi Sweets @ The Gardens Mall

Mochi Sweets first landed on the sunny shores of Malaysia on 29 July 2011. Brought all the way from Japan. Made from glutinous rice flour, pure extraction of fruits, kidney bean and fresh cream.

My first purchase of Mochi Sweets was from the very first outlet in Malaysia..at Tokyo Street, Pavilion. My curiosity made me bought 2 pieces (1 for myself and 1 for Alex) when I saw the big crowd making their purchase. I like mochi..but this is not those Chinese version punya mochi. (with grounded peanuts and sugar as filling). This is like those Japanese version punya mochi. In my opinion, this is the best mochi that I’ve tasted. (perhaps you may have tasted a better one?)

Before consume, please read the instruction. (so mafarn…eat oso need to read instructions!) *smack head* I’m warning you on this because…ME..did not read the instruction. (probably because I ate inside the car during night, dark2..wouldn’t bother to notice there’s an instruction sticker) . So, the texture was quite hard. And I even told Alex..how come its like eating ‘ice cream’ de?? (but still taste nice oso lar) After I reached home only I saw the instruction sticker. *smack head*

“read instructions”

During the gals outing at MidValley & The Gardens Mall, I decided to get a box of Mochi Sweets. And I successfully ‘poisoned’ my other 3 gfs..to buy too! Wahaha…

Note : Sorry photos below I curi borrow from Mochi Sweets FB page.

Price for box of 6 and 12. (price may vary if you decided to choose your own flavors in a box. )

These mochi’s size are approximately 5-6cm diameter. And the filling is generous too!

The menu. Price range from RM3.50 to RM4. They’ve now introduced a new flavor. “Black Sesame”.

Good news! With every purchase of 6pcs..you are entitle to get a piece of Black Sesame Mochi for free. Erm…still got 3 more days for you to grab this deal before it ends rite? ^^

See…told you rite? Each with their happy & satisfied purchase! haha..

My box of treasure. I like the gooey and not hard texture. Of course with the generous amount of fillings. Each flavor taste differently. To me..all the flavors are good! RM3.50-4 may sound not cheap for a piece of mochi. But I think its worth trying. ♥♥♥  😉

Locations:
• Tokyo Street @ Pavilion (Lot No. P6.15.00, Level 6)
• The Gardens Mall (Lot S-K01, 2nd Floor)
• 1 Utama (Lot GK-102, Ground Floor)
• Sunway Pyramid (Lot F1-100C, 1st Floor, Orange Atrium)

Time for Gelato @ Gelato Cafe, Seremban

After my dinner at Ding Cha Cafe, I decided to continue with dessert.

I walked few doors away to this Gelato Cafe which is also quite new. (around 2 months) Serving Gelato, an ice cream from Italy.

What is Gelato?

(source from Caffe Gelato)

1) Gelato has significantly less butterfat than ice cream’s typical 18 and 26 percent. However, less fat does not mean less taste. With the lower butterfat content, gelato is less solidly frozen than ice cream and melts in the mouth faster.

2) Gelato has a much higher density than ice cream. Ice cream is produced by mixing cream, milk and sugar, then adding air. Manufacturers add air to ice cream because it nearly doubles the quantity of their product. But, it cuts their quality in half. No air is added to gelato. The result is a higher quality dessert with a richer, creamier taste.

3) Gelato is served slightly warmer than ice cream. While both gelato and ice cream are served well below the freezing temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, gelato is served 10 to 15 degrees warmer than ice cream. Because it is less solidly frozen, gelato’s taste is further enhanced as it melts in the mouth.

Most of the ‘good’ flavors are almost finish. So laku..look at the about to empty trays. If you can’t decide which flavor to choose…well they do give free sampling. Just like other gelato kiosk in KL.

Mummy picking up some real fruits flavors

RM3.50 for a compact single scoop. Its creamy, smooth and rich in flavors.

Not just Gelato…they do serve other food and snack as well as drinks. The menu above is suitable for Vegetarian.

Mummy concentrating on the menu…to see what she can order in future ^^

Not enough with just single scoop. I then return the following day with hubby and Sis…HAHAHA…This photo was taken during ‘Earth Hour’! They switched off most of the lights.

Haha…on 2nd day, I went for 2 scoops! (this is how I’m getting fatter!) =_=

My friend commented that I have sweet tooth. Well..she’s absolutely right. When I’m feeling down, anything sweet will definitely made my day. And chocolate is my favorite. Chocolate ice cream, chocolate cakes…….

Gelato Cafe
No. 337, Ground Floor,
Jalan S2B8,
Uptown Avenue,
70300 Seremban.
(Closed on Thursday)

 Remark: This restaurant has closed down. Thank you.

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt again…..

Having the same thought…..

All 3 of us agreed to  Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt for our tea break.

just like this tagline…we are the happy customer with great satisfaction!

These was during month of February. And the seasonal flavor on that particular month was Belgium Chocolate & Strawberry. I’ve tried both flavors days earlier. (both were good) Therefore this round…we decided to go for ORI flavor. The original yogurt flavor with 1 topping (RM9.90). PEACH for myself. BLUEBERRY for Ashley. OREO for Wanyi. Look at the generous amount of topping we were given.

3 beautiful cups of Frozen Yogurt in-line for their photoshoot! ^^

The barn like design is nice to have some lovely shots.

Irene, the owl was guarding the cups of frozen yogurt.

Irene is still eyeing on the Froyo. Hmm…probably she likes Peach topping.

Then, Maria the ‘meh meh’ sheep was tempted to have some too.

No choice…Ashley has to feed the old owl…..

Yeah…we  Moo Cow!!

 

Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt
Lot T-K02, 3rd Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Mid Valley City,
Kuala Lumpur
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BreakTime @BlackBall Taiwanese Tea & Dessert, SS15

I’ve heard some positive reviews about this place. BlackBall, serving Taiwanese Tea & Dessert. When it comes to Taiwan dessert…I always got the urge to try. Currently there are 4 outlets in Klang Valley, 3 in JB, 2 in Penang and 1 will be opening in Melaka. I knew there’s an outlet located at Subang SS15, quite convenient to me. Without much hesitation, I made my way there. Yalah….I want to compare theirs with Snowflake ma. ^^

Well..I won’t be writing about their infos, history and so on. Its all well explained in their webbie. So, lets take a look at the food photos here.

The concept is just like the other competitors. Self service. Place an order, pay and wait for your order.

BlackBall Wintermelon – RM6.90

Its a new introductory. Not sure whether is this a seasonal item. However I reckon its quite special. What we often sees are usually ‘grass jelly’. Instead of grass jelly, here they have Wintermelon jelly. It tasted good. A bowl of icy dessert with complete (sufficient) toppings. Both my beloved ‘taro balls’ and ‘pearls’ are there.

Anything printed with the word ‘signature’, I assume its ‘recommended’. Snowflake named it as ‘Bestseller’. Here, they named it as BlackBall Signature – RM6.50. Well…you can choose either cold or hot. The BlackBall Signature combines grass jelly ice, taro ball, taro Q, red bean, pearl and topped with grass jelly.

Added creamer

Pearls are chewy. Same goes to the taro balls. Though the taro balls are chewy, somehow its lack of flavor. Hardly taste the flavor of the sweet potato and taro(yam).

Other than desserts, they served drinks(tea) too.

(from left) Boba Milk Tea – RM5.90 (average)

QQ Cranberry Lemon Juice – RM5.90 (a lil sourish & very refreshing)

Winter Melon Tea with Sky Pearl – RM5.90 (good choice for winter melon fans)

Overall Rating – 6.5/10 (Based on individual preferences)

BlackBall Original Taiwanese Tea & Dessert
63G, Jalan SS15/8A, 
Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: 0123719037
Website