Monday, 26 January 2009

Gong Hei Fatt Choi


Happy Chinese New Year to all readers! Wishing you health, joy and prosperity as we all usher into a bull's year!

CarolineL & everyone at home

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Wedding 23-Nov-08 (Day)

It has been almost 2 months since our wedding and life has been good. Everyone has gone home and we're now very much settled now :) Over the last weekend, we met Jon to collect CDs since he has processed all our photos. I love every single one of the photos. Thanks Jon!

These are few of my favorites...

Rings over name.

The back of my gown. A long beaded train.

One of the games.

Another similar game.

Smooching in front of respective entourage.

His heng tais.

My chi muis all dressed in theme.

Cousins of my dad's side.

Cousins of my mom's side.

Lastly, group shot of our entourage again.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Eating out: Pasta Zanmai

We were in Midvalley earlier today for some groceries shopping. When it came to lunch time, we opted for Japanese food. This is my nth time dining in Pasta Zanmai. I lost count already since I eat there every month. Goodness grace, not weekly, haha.

Assorted Temaki, RM5 each

We ordered the Ebi Tempura and Soft Shell Crab temaki. Both wrapped with tortilla and served with spicy mayonnaise. Temaki always tastes better when wrapped with seaweed. With tortilla, it's something different and it's worth trying too.

Unagi Onsen Set, RM26

Dad had this set, which served with salad and miso soup.

Pepperoni Plain Pasta, RM11

Mom had something light and simple. This pasta is tossed with garlic, pepper, olive oil and chili powder. Good for those who wants some side dishes.

Unagi Spicy Pasta, RM23

I needed something spicy, so I ordered this. Other than unagi, there were 3 types of mushroom too, shitake, abalone muchroom and ... don't know what's the other one.

I would also recommend Kani Avocado Salad with sesame dressing. This is different from the usual salad we usually have. The sesame dressing makes it even tastier :D

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Eating out: Extra Super Tanker

Wow! What a restaurant name. I wonder who named it. This fine restaurant has been in operation for at least 6 years. It is located in Damansara Kim. The executive chef used to cook in Oversea Restaurant. We always makan at this restaurant as the food's good and convenient location (near uncle's house).

We were there again earlier after visiting grandma in Damansara Specialist.

We had a Jellyfish Yee Sang to start off the dinner. It is my third time having yee sang even though new year is more than a week away. This yee sang tasted pretty good too. Its plum sauce is neither too sweet nor too sour. Very appetizing indeed.

Then we had a pork dish. I don't exactly know that it's called. If not mistaken, its Cheong Pau Yuk (braised pork). It tasted pretty good too. There isn't any pork smell like you can taste in some restaurants. I often find that smell foul, like it's not cleaned properly.

Next up was the Turbo Fish. Haha, in Cantonese, it is called Toh Bou Yue. This is my first time having such fish. From the aquarium, it swam like a stingray. And it's an expensive fish, priced at RM198/kg! In Unique Seafood, it is even pricier! Anyway, the flesh tasted very tender too, better than garoupa.

We also ordered the steamed eggs. This was pretty normal. However, I find that there were too much century egg. If you're ever in Damansara, do drop by. And if you're a UOB card holder, you'll get a 3% rebate for lunch only :)

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Eating in: Dry Kolo Mee

I was home alone since Gan was at work and my folks were off to Singapore. After weeks of guilty pleasure, I decided to cook something light and hearty :P

I cooked myself dry kolo mee *yumz* These are what I used:

garlic and onion
olive oil
kolo mee
fish paste
dash of oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce
pinch of pepper and sugar
  • Heat up the pan with olive oil. Then saute garlic and onion till brownish
  • Add in some water. Later, add in sliced fish paste and let it simmer
  • Few minutes later, add in all the sauces
  • Then put pepper and sugar into the pan
  • In another pot, boil water and cook the kolo mee for 2-3 minutes
  • Toss dry the noodle and serve it hot

*yumz* That's my hearty kolo mee from Kuching for lunch.

Fried Bean Sheet, RM4.20

Few days ago, we were in Kepong to fix Gan's car. Whilst waiting for it to be fixed, we had some snacks at the Shanghainese cafe next door.

We ordered the fried flat noodles. It was ok. But worth trying if you have not taste this before.

Sesame Rice Ball, RM4.50

We also had tong yuen. This tong yuen definitely served differently from other cafes. Each rice ball is covered with shredded coconut. Tasted pretty good too since it's chewy.

If you're ever in Kepong, remember to head to Min Huang Restaurant at Taman Perusahaan Kepong.