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Monday, February 24, 2014

Sg. Ara - Sushi Kitchen

It has been n times I visited this nice vegetarian restaurant, but never written anything for it, felt so guilty. :P This is the first time I record down the experience of dining here, but after so many visits, I never regret once eating here.

The environment is cozy and relax, but it always full. So, it is better to call and book before pay it a visit especially on Friday's lunch time.

The restaurant is hidden at the back of the Sg. Ara's 7-eleven, on the first floor of the corner shoplot same row as the mini Shell petrol station. You'll need to pay attention to find the place for the first time.

One of the favorite dish that we like to order is the "Hapiness Family". It is a 16 pieces, 5 types of sushi plus edamame. It is a nice set of sushi if you have around party of 5 at the place. :)

Below are the close up shot of each type of sushi.

Type 1 sushi.

Type 2 sushi.

Type 3 sushi.

Type 4 sushi and the edamame.

You can ask for the empty bowl and chopstick for each person. It is easier if you plan to share dishes.

Green tea, can be served hot or cold.

There is also spaghetti available.

Forgot what is this dish already, not sure if this is Global Warming or not.

Seaweed Fried Rice, another favorite dish of mine.

The daily limited best side dishes - Low Beauty Roll. personal favorite dish, but not everytime manage to get one. :) Must try!

There are still lots of others nice dishes in the menu, must different dishes every visit. :)

Sushi Kitchen:
GPS Coordinate: 5.324722 100.271111
Facebook Fanpage: sushikitchen
Website: sushi kitchen
Opening hours: 
    Mon: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Wed - Thu11:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Fri - Sun11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Phone numbers: +6 04 644 6739 / +6 017 465 6821 / +6 012 591 3311
Address: 2A-1,,Desa Ara,Sg.Ara, 11900 Pulau Pinang

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Gurney Paragon - Morganfield's (2nd visit)

It has been more than one year overdue to write this post, but I still want to record it now. It all started with the idea to give a good treat to our fellow colleague who is back after a major surgery. As we had our first visit without him, it is just right to come here again with him.

 Greetings from the sign board, it is nice to see the efforts of the restaurant to create a nice environment even before I step into the restaurant.

 Some special combo platter menu offered only during christmas season....

 The black pepper and the guest comment card....same as previous visit.

Burgers and sandwiches menu, nice nice especially the Smokehouse Bacan Cheese burger. Love it from the 1st visit.

Fried pork chop that I ordered this time, not recommended......a bit too sweet for the sauce and the meat is hard and dry......

The ever famous and nice baby back ribs! Buy 1 free half!

The other menu.....Roasted Pork Knuckle! I hope one day I'll have the chance to try it out......

Beer and Wine Happy Hour.....not suitable for me, since I don't really drink alcoholic drink. :P But for those who did, there are plenty of choices. :)

The soup come with the set, nice....

The baby back ribs, this time it is a bit too dry and charred. So, the meat a bit hard and chewy. Preferred the first visit's ribs, taste much better.

The free dessert for the birthday boy, shared among all of us. :P This one very nice. :)

Morganfield's Gurney Paragon:
GPS Coordinate: 5.43670, 100.31172
Opening hours: 11.00am to 1.00am (Mon - Sun)
Phone numbers: 04-2262487
Address: G01, Ground Floor, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, 10250 Penang.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Ipoh Old Town - Restaurant Onn Kee

安记芽菜鸡, one of my favorite restaurant in Ipoh. All the times I preferred this shop compare to 老黄.  Both are the famous shop for the same dishes on the same street. I ate both before, Nothing in particular, just my personal preference. The only thing about eating here is the parking. It takes some effort and times before you can find a car park on the street. If can't, can try to park at the neighbouring street as well. Just remember there are "someone" guarding the car park, so need to pay a small fee of RM2 to RM3 after you are guided to the parking space.

The restaurant is located on Jalan Yau Tet Sin, there are a few shoplot with the same name along the street. They are all the same restaurant, most likely their business is too good and has been keep expanding to cater for the crowd.

I always prefer to go to the original shop, it just make me feel better to eat there. The original shop is a corner unit that you'll not miss it when you drive/walk along the street. Becareful if you are driving as people are sitting on the road as well to enjoy the meal.

I ordered 金吉for the drinks. Need this after a whole day of playing around in the Lost World with 2 kids.

Ordered half bird of chicken for wife and myself. A little too much for 2 tired adults. But it does taste good as the good old days.

Of course, taugeh is a must. If not, how to tell people I ate 牙菜鸡 before? :P Somehow I felt the taugeh is not as big and fat as before. It is served cold, as well as the chicken.

There are choices of rice or rice noodles (koay teow in hokkien, hor fun in cantonese), I always go for koay teow, like to have it with the chicken and taugeh. The hot soup couple with the cold chicken and taugeh, It is the best combination for a meal. When it is served, I wonder why it seems like lots of soup and very little koay teow......

When I start to flip around the noodles with chopstick, gosh......there is really lots of noodle in a bowl. The taste of the soup is very light, it goes well with the strong taste of taugeh's soy sauce.

Restaurant Onn Kee:
GPS Coordinate: 4.593970,101.083920
Facebook Fanpage: Onn-Kee-Restaurant
Opening hours:  10.00am to 2.00am
Address: 48,51,53 Jalan Yau Tet Shin, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Phone numbers: 012-556 6669

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Tambun - Paparich Express (Lost World Hotel)

Lunch at Tambun is not an easy task. We thought of came out from the Lost World and find something else to eat around the area. Too bad that there is not really much to eat within walking distance. Without much of thinking, we decided to drag our tired brain, aching body and the 2 sleepy cute little girls to the PappaRich express at the hotel. 

I heard of PappaRich for sometimes, but never really pay attention or interested to try it out. Firstly, the name doesn't really catch my mind. Secondly, thought that it would just like another OldTown like restaurant.

The first thing we walked into the restaurant is.....ah....air-cond! :P The place is cozy, with plenty of seats to choose from since everyone is just busy playing inside the Lost World at 2.00pm. I think only us are outside the theme park trying to find some peace to fill our stomach. :P

It is supposed to be self-service, but since there is not really lots of customer, we were served at our seats. :) Really nice......most likely pity us due to our super blur face after 4 hours of torturing at the pool in the theme park.

Ok, back to the menu. The menu is pretty simple, with only a sheet with 2 pages of food and drinks. I think that's why it has the "express" at the back of the restaurant's name. With the malfunctioning brain, this type of menu is really helpful, especially towards engineer like me (who always having issue decide what to eat for lunch from Monday to Friday).

There are porridge, western style breakfast set, nasi lemak, toast bread, curry mee......can't remember all of it.

After use up the remaining thinking power left in my brain, finally decided to order a fried rice for myself and a peanut butter toast for daughter #1. Wife doesn't really feel like eating with daughter #2 in her arms, so ordered a "Loh Mai Kai" for herself.

For drinks I got myself a cendol, wife strategically got a watermelon juice (as usual, the little girl will demand to share the drink).

Within minutes, order taken and it is time to wait for the food....Time for the workers to prove the words of "express" on the restaurant name.

The fried rice came first, surprisingly not the toast. :P It taste pretty good, especially eat together with the sambal chili.

Next is the toast bread with peanut butter. Little girl's favorite. Too bad she doesn't really seems like interested with it, most likely her brain is not functioning as

What happen when you have a bad daddy? I took away the toast and she starts to give the "look"......


Ok, pass back the toast and the smile is back to her face.....yay!

The "Loh Mai Kai"......wife don't really have mood and appetite to enjoy it. But it does taste good. :)

And......after some waiting, finally the cendol is served! Well, I won't complain much, it is supposed to be self service. :P

PappaRich Express @ Tambun:
GPS Coordinate: 4.6298, 101.1618
Facebook Fanpage: PappaRichMalaysia
Opening hours:  -
Address: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 PerakPhone numbers: 05-549 1355

Ipoh Old Town - Foh San Dim Sum

It is a nice weather Saturday morning, I was worried the previous night as it has been raining for the past 3 days. But the weather turns out well. We were on the way down to Tambun Lost World from Penang, and decided to stop by Foh San to have dim sum for breakfast.

It is quite a challenging task to have breakfast there. First, you'll need to find a car park. Then, you'll need to find a seat in the restaurant. :)

The second task is a lot tougher, especially with 2 kids. :P

The last time I was here is like 12 years ago, and I don't really remember how it was last time. So, it ends up a bit blur when we are at the restaurant. The commando aunty of the restaurant is nice enough to help me get a table after she saw us wondering around for half an hour. Really happy about it. :)

The restaurant is basically jam packed. It is another kind of experience where you need to stand by the table and wait for people to finish their food.

There are few counters served different food, the dim sum counter is actually at the entrance, with this special counter which serve the "zhu chang fen" and porridge. I ordered a porridge, but the size is really huge. There are also another "to go" counter, specially for those who wish to take back the food or rushing to another place.

The entrance, where all the important activities located, take dim sum, and pay. :P
It is really amazing how efficient is the the restaurant work flow. With crowds keep swamp into the restaurant, they still able to cope with the seating, foods and payments.

The service plate looks really nice, with the restaurant sign imprint on it, cool.......I personally think that it is more like a sushi plate.

The bun! My favorites for morning dim sum, especially the char siew pau!

Another must have, the egg tart. The filling is really generous, with the crispy thin outer layer, really a perfect match. Nice!

The porridge. Think twice before you order, especially if you are there with only 2 adults (like me). The porridge is nice, just that it is too much for 2 persons. :) Perfect if you have party of 4. :)

Porridge in a small bowl, I was actually expecting this size......well, hopes that next time they did serve the porridge in a smaller portion.

One of the main dish, the "siew mai".

The restaurant sign at the main entrance. :)

Foh San Restaurant:
GPS Coordinate: 4.5955, 101.0839
Facebook Fanpage: 富山点心楼
Opening hours: 
Mon:6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sun:6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Phone numbers: 05-254 0308
Address: No.51, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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