Monday, December 27, 2010

Restaurant Taman Rashna, Klang

Restaurant Taman Rashna is among the famous restaurant in Klang which is always chosen by wedding couples in Klang. The strategic location which is just opposite the Hokkien Association building in Klang makes it easy to access via Federal Highway. I was invited for a wedding dinner in this restaurant and my comments as below.

Taste: 7/10(Moderate. Overall the food taste just above average. The first dish on the five dumpling is good. The dry steamed prawn is also good. Others is just normal. What really attracted me is the steamed prawn & the way it is cooked. It is cooked on the spot with just pouring a mixture into the pot. Which I wonder what it is).
Price: Not applicable (wedding dinner).

Non-Halal.


The first dish is always the five items.

Mostly dumplings. Fried dumplings with wanton skin with pork filling.

Steamed dumpling. Some sort like siew mai.

Stir fried scallops with mixed vegetables.

Shark fin soup.

Steam promfet (fish).

Fried pork rib and chicken. The chicken seems like vegetarian type of chicken.

Bean curd sticks with mushroom with broccoli.

This is the best part. Dry steamed prawn. The waiter hold the prawn & beer (maybe. If you know what is this do tell me).

The prawn was thrown in to the pot with charcoal below.

The mixture (beer or turpentine), quickly pour into the pot.

Then close the cover.

Smoke all over the restaurant.

Still smoking.

The prawn output. Clean & colour changed to indicate it is cooked.

Lotus leaf glutinous rice dumpling.

Lychee soup as dessert.

Small pau (small pork bun) & sesame dumpling.

Address:
35 Jln Batu Tiga Lama,
Kaw 16, Taman Berkerley Town Centre,
41300 Klang, Selangor.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Soo Kee Restaurant @ Imbi, KL

This is a well known restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. It famous for river prawn noodles, beef hor fun (kuey teow) & paper wrapped chicken.

Taste:8/10(Good. The meal is quite good but a bit salty).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. The plate of the noodles with drinks for two cost me RM24. Make sure you ask the price if you plan to order their famous sang har mee. The prawn is very big but the price can reach RM35-45 for a large prawn. Located near the tourist attraction area, no wonder their price is higher).

Non-Halal.



Tried their pork with prawn & innards in deep fried noodles. The taste is still good but not at my expectation yet. Will order their beef hor fun or paper wrapped chicken next time.

Address:
14, Medan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone Number: 03 2148 1324
(Very near to Oversea Restaurant in Jalan Imbi).

Closed on Mondays
Tue - Fri 12.00pm - 3.00pm; 5.30pm - 1.30am
Sat and Sun 12.00pm - 3.00pm; 5.30pm - 2.00am

Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall Christmas Decorations 2010

After having seen the Christmas decoration in Singapore last week. I headed to Kuala Lumpur this week to have a last minute shopping in conjunction of MYES (Malaysia Year End Sale). The Christmas decoration in Malaysia is concentrated in shopping mall rather than on the street. This year Pavilion KL also have a great decoration as compared to last year. This year a new shopping mall Fahrenheit 88 replace the old KL Plaza. The main tenant in Fahrenheit 88 is the famous Japanese fashion apparel brand - UNIQLO.

Fahrenheit 88


Fahrenheit 88 Christmas decoration.

You can see that UNIQLO is everywhere on the main concourse.

The Christmas tree constructed using thousands of compact discs (CDs).

From roof.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur


Another grand Christmas decoration in Pavilion KL.

The main Bukit Bintang Pavilion KL entrance is always been an attractions. So crowded on the Christmas day.

LOT 10


This is of course not Christmas decoration. This is more on promoting YES-One of Malaysia's 4G network based on prepaid pay per use model.

Everywhere YES.

Public are evaluating YES. Yup, its super fast but it is expensive if you use more than 3GB a month. 3GB sure not enough is the network is super fast. You can watch many Youtube video without waiting for buffering and sure your 3GB (~RM68) will finish soon!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lim Chee Heng Bak kwa from Singapore

This is among famous bak kwa producer in Singapore. Do try out their bak kwa if you do happen to visit Singapore.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Got the meaty stuff and well done).
Price:6/10(Moderate. 300 gram for SGD 13).


Long queue to buy barbecue sliced pork aka bak kwa.

Bak kwa. Not salty and taste quite good.

Address:
Chinatown enterance near MRT,
Singapore.

Dinner at Bedok MRT station

This is among the best local food that we taste so far in Singapore. The local food court is huge with an estimated 50 food stalls.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Good and many variety to choose from).
Price:7/10(Moderate. The price is around 3-4 SGD per order).


Curry laksa.

Oh chein. Egg omelette with fresh oysters.

Ti kueh. Salted vegetables with rice cup cake.

Rojak.

Curry laksa with pork skin.

Ion Orchard - Lu Gang Xiao Zhen (The Asian Kitchen)

Taste:10/10(Excellent. Well prepared duck with soft, juicy and tender skin. Do remember to eat just their duck if you do visit this restaurant. This is their specialty not other things).
Price:6/10(Moderate. I think it worth the price. The portion is quite big and taste good. SGD 10.70. Great lunch!)


Lu Gang Xiao Zhen

This is the meal. Taste very good. Great and well prepared duck!

Address:
2 Orchard Turn #B3-22,
ION Orchard, Singapore.

Orchid Garden & Orchard Road @ Singapore

My day 4 of Singapore trip is the most colourful of all. A visit to Botanical garden & National Orchid Garden is worth the nature experience. The garden is well maintained, clean & almost perfect. Botanical garden entrance is free while the orchid garden needs SGD5. Getting here is a bit hassle. You will need to take MRT to Orchard Road then take a taxi from there. From Orchard it cost around SGD5 by cab. With the new MRT extension which is currently under construction, visitors & tourists will be more convenient of coming to this place.

National Orchid Garden


Orchid garden main signboard.

Ticket.

Welcoming pond at the entrance.




Flower show. Starter show.









More valuable stuff.











Flowers in Tan Hoon Siang mist house.

Bronze figure. A boy with the flower.


VIP orchid.


Romantic flower tunnel.

Water fountain.


Beautiful path way.

On the way to Cool house.

This is the cool house.

Just like walking into fridge.


Flowers inside cool house.

Visitors like me busy taking photos.

Another beautiful path way.

Orchard Road - Shopping Day

After done our tour in the gardens, we went back to Orchard for shopping. I didn't buy anything as the price here is not cheap. The only thing I like here is great choices and they have more brands compared to in Malaysia. One more thing that I like is the food here. Quite lucky to be able to choose a restaurant which serve good braised duck. More story below...


Ion Orchard - colourful figures.

Ngee Ann City. It also house the largest Kinokuniya book store.

Lucky plaza. Place to get cheaper stuff & electronics especially camera. Do know your stuff before you go in though. This mall mostly visited by Filipino who works in Singapore.

Another sex toy shop here. House of condom.



Latest addition of shopping mall in Orchard road - Paragon.

Famous Singapore Tangs.

Tangs decoration.

Chinatown - Heritage street
We come back to Chinatown (niu che sui) to buy our favorite bakkwa (sliced barbecue pork). This item is famous in Singapore and it is quite different compared to in Malaysia.


This is called cheap stuff.

Eu Tong Sen street.

Chinatown MRT station.


Orde Cuban restaurant.

Hindu temple.


Buddha tooth relic temple.


Leung Sang pastries.

Many people buy their egg tarts.

Going back home - Singapore Changi Budget Terminal

Budget terminal. Home to Tiger Airways.

Singapore Firefly check-in counters.

Waiting for flight to Subang Airport (Skypark terminal).

Finally this wrapped up my travelogue on Singapore & see you on my other trip & food...
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