Friday, August 29, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I went for the spinach noodles with roasted pork. Somehow I remembered the noodles tasting better, and the pai kuat was too cold for my liking.
Fat Tulip's regular noodles with stewed beef brisket. He gave it the thumbs up. Perhaps I should've stuck to the regular noodles.
We went for a plate of greens only to recoil in horror when the bill later showed that the small serving was RM10.
Stir fried duck tongue kung po style. Came with plenty of cashews in a rather sweet sauce. Fat Tulip polished off the tongue, I the cashews. The bill came up to nearly RM50 for two. Pricey for what was essentially an in-and-out noodle stop.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The nonchalant uncle in action, whipping up a healthy queue of orders.
The secret? Simple, sweet ingredients - shredded cabbage and sliced onions on the grill
Our orders, eaten on plastic chairs by the roadside next to the stall, straight off the plastic and wrappers -plain chicken burger and hot dog with the works (cheese & egg).
After that, we walked over to meet MS at Torch who ordered the surprisingly rather tasty fish and chips (RM15.50). We kept stealing her chips but the entire plate looked like a winner. MS devoured it with great relish. Tanjung Bungah rocks!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
My first visit to Miraku the Japanese restaurant located on the first floor of G Hotel at Gurney Drive pretty much sealed it as one of my very favourite Jap haunts. I was suitably impressed with the fine balance the lunch sets provided, a feat many a lunch set places have difficulty in pulling off - it's always either too much or too little of something. Even if it looked like we over-ordered, we walked out feeling like we've had just the right amount of quality.
We started with individual portions of appetizer - a dish of soybeans and hijiki.
Each set came with pickles, a nondescript salad, another appetizer of sliced okra mixed in some kind of coleslaw (which gave it a natto-like consistency), miso soup, chawan mushi (very well executed), rice and dessert of red bean agar. Fat Tulip went for the Karei Nitsuke Zen (RM32), a well-marinated slice of flounder in a delicious sweetish broth. The fish was fresh and smooth, the flavours extremely delicate.
The Tempura Zen set (RM28) came with a larger than usual portion of huge tempura prawns and vegetables.
My Salmon sashimi & tori karaage (RM32) set was just right - something raw, something deep-fried. The sashimi was fresh and delightful when dunked in wasabi and soy sauce. I was a very happy girl.
Mama Chow's Zaru soba set probably didn't fare as well as the rest. It arrived later than the rest and Mama was somewhat put off by the tsuyu noodle sauce. She felt it was fishier than usual.
We walked away from the restaurant with a pleasant feeling of general well-being and certainty that we'll be back.
Apparently, parking at G Hotel is exhorbitant so we parked at the mall next door and walked over.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
First up was of course, two steamers of the original siu long bao. They do have other interesting varieties but we decided to stick to the basics first.
We ordered two steamers of six dumplings. The dumplings were smaller than expected but the skin was perfectly textured. And for its size, each dumpling held a lavish amount of delicious soup.
The others ordered Pork Chop fried rice....
...la mian with mustard greens and pork...
...and Chicken Chop & fried rice. There were murmurings of appreciation as we settled into our meals. Portions were unstinting and we were all happily stuffed by the time we wiped our plates clean. Still, there's always room for something sweet.
Black sesame and red bean buns which looked luscious, but I simply couldn't fit anything else in. The bill came up to around RM130 for five, including beverages. It was by no means a cheap lunch but a very satisfying one. Service too was quick and attentive, save for a little screw-up with an order that appeared twice.