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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kuching - Choon Hui Cafe

This is the first I have been to East Malaysia after living for 30 years. So, as usual, there will be some special food at each destination which is a MUST EAT category.

For Kuching, Laksa is the must try. There is this cafe which sells the famous laksa. We went to the shop early in the morning.

The outlook of the shop...Choon Hui Cafe, the famous laksa stall. The shop is just located opposite the Grand Continental Hotel Kuching, ask any taxi driver and they'll take you there. Do remember to go early as it is selling fast.

This is the stall, and the price....:P

Mom-in-law and my daughter, happily waiting for the laksa.

The stall owner busy cooking the famous laksa.

Really surprise to see this traiditional coffee shop cup, it brings back the memories...

Tada, the famous Kuching laksa...serve with special rice noodle, with some flaky fried eggs and prawns!!!!! The taste is totally different with what you can find in the whole west Malaysia, nyam nyam...Only if this thing can tar pao back, I'll ask my east Malaysia colleague/friends to tar pao for me. :P

Ok, side track a bit, because this is what you'll never see in West Malaysia....:P

Overall, the laksa at this shop is a must try if you are in Kuching (Well, in my opinion. :P)

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Raja Uda - Zi Wei Yuan Steamboat

Since I move into "Mainland", I have been longing to try out this steamboat (since lots of people and blog site actually recommend it). Finally, it comes the day where we manage to find 1 Saturday to have dinner at this place.

The outlook of the restaurant. The restaurant is located at Jalan Raja Uda, it is just besides the road with a big signboard place outside of the restaurant. We arrived early (around 7.00pm) and the crowd is not there yet. So, we chose a nice place just infront of the shop.

Happy little girl again...she is always happy and excited each time we brought her out.

This is where they prepare the soup for the steamboat. The special about the soup is that it is cooked with yam, so the color of the soup is very different with the normal "eat-all-you-can" steamboat we found at other place.

It is ala-carte, which means you can order the ingredients from the menu, the ingredients range from fish meat, fish head, prawn, sotong, pork, various vegetables and etc...

The fresh is fresh, so must be carefully handle in the steamboat so that it is not over cook or else the meat will be hardened.

Pig stomach...I prefer it to be slice more thin. It taste ok just that seems like got lots of fat on it.

Fish so only, taste like buying from the wet market, nothing special.

Golden mushroom, it is wet, and it taste like the can food. Not a good choice.

The sauce is nice. It taste authentic and really goes well with the steamboat, especially the pig stomach.

Here is the steamboat, see the color of the soup? It is white and you can actually find some yam at the bottom. good thing about this restaurant is that they still using the old method...charcoal to boil the steamboat, which is really hard to find nowadays (except my mom's steamboat).

However, one thing with using charcoal is that it is really hard to get the soup to boil as the charcoal takes time to go into burning mode.

So, this is how they speed it up!!!!

Blow direct into the place...

Fire in the hole!!!! And the soup start to boil...

Boiling soup, time to put in all the ingredients and eat!

The soup is really nice, we drank so much that they have to refill 3 times. :P

This restaurant is definitely worth a try!

Bukit Mertajam - Blogger's Cafe

Blogger's Cafe is a new fusion restaurant opened at Kampung Baru, Bukit Mertajam. The outlook of the restaurant looks quite nice and clean, it is just besides the Old Town Restaurant.

There is a long bench set inside the restaurant, we chose one of the table at the end of the bench since we brought our little girl with us. It is easier for her to move around and have fun. The table and chair comes with white marble top, which is my favourite as marble top always give you a clean and nice looks.

Every table has its number and there is a nice looking number plate on top of the table. We chose table number 3...:P

The menu looks nice, but the content is quite similar to the Old Town Cafe. They also provide the ordering sheet for you to write down your order. This is my preferred way of ordering at a restaurant as there will be no waiter/waitress standing beside you with 2 eyes staring at you waiting for the order, which is quite stress for me. :P

The happy daughter sitting at the long bench with mommy......

Tada, here is our order...
1. Hainanese chicken chop
2. Rendang chicken nasi lemak
3. Peanut Butter toast bread
4. Oreo ice blended
5. Honey dew juice

Honey dew juice with ice...
The juice is quite genuine and nice...

Close up on the honey dew juice

Ice blended Oreo!!! This is recommended drink, it is really nice to drink.

Close up on the drink.

Rendang chicken nasi lemak, it is so so only, Old Town's same dish is nicer.

Close up on the drumstick.

Hainanese chicken chop served with fries, nothing much, the taste is ok.

Close up on the chicken.

Close up on the fries.

Toast bread, for so many restaurant I try, I still feel that Pak Hainan's Restaurant is the best.

Overall, Blogger's Cafe is a good choice for gathering as the environment is really good. Food wise is ok, not spectacular.
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