Saturday, September 27, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
We ambled one night into one of the outlets open one fine weekday evening, Medan Selera Ah Goh. I read on various news clippings posted on the wall and learnt that the restaurant's been in business at that same spot since 1943. It's been serving up a reliable menu of Chinese dishes to repeat patrons spanning a couple of generations.
No frills - save for the tablecloth surprise!
The orders took some time coming but when the fish was set in front of us, we knew we were in for a jolly good time! The fresh siakap or sea bass was fried to golden, crisp perfection, covered with an assam vegetable curry, sour and spicy. Seriously satisfying.
The vegetables were fine, but I didn't think it was worth a picture up here. Baby kailan is baby kailan is baby kailan, know what I mean?
The bill for two came up to RM66.60 - not exactly the cheapest meal to be had in the neighbourhood but that was some fish! I was won over end of the day and look forward to returning. Their oyster omelette looked unmissable!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
One recent evening, I raced to meet a bunch of ex-colleagues at Siew Fong Lye at the Gardens for dinner. I'd read plenty about it and had seen the healthy queue outside so I didn't object to trying it out.
I wasn't in time to get pictures of what the others were having but I ordered the Fresh Tomato & Egg with fish set of which I had read plenty of ravings.
On another occasion, we visited our old favourite Little Vietnam over at the main mall, on the cinema floor. The outlet has always been deemed dependable for a good substantial feed at a reasonable price and a good serving of gossip with the old working crew, and it didn't disappoint this time.
I had the plain hue with sliced chicken (RM8) - very filling and tasty enough.
Two others ordered the lemongrass beef on rice. No complaints there...
...and my third dining companion ordered the spicy beef hue. Look at that pretty, fiery colour!
Lunch for 4, with endless flow of refreshing tea, came up to about RM57, which was fair by Mid Valley standards and guarantees a return visit.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The setting for dinner
We celebrated the eve of Merdeka by the beach, an open-air pot luck of sorts. The weather was kind to us and rain held out until we had polished off the food and a good measure of alcohol.
How more Malaysian can you get than banana-leaf wrapped nasi lemak?
Tasty greens with roasted garlic and feta cheese
Ayam cili garam went down superbly with the nasi lemak
Mango kerabu, topped with crunchy ikan billis and ground peanuts
Crusty bread topped with salsa, curried egg and tuna mayo
Big Apple donuts travelled back to Penang for Merdeka too!
And to top it all off, Hui's birthday cake was the gorgeous Oreo concoction from Ritz bakery in Prima Tanjung. You'd think cake was the last thing we wanted after wine, beer, tuak and vodka but this was so good we licked the cake stand clean!