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June 27, 2008

Cultural Korea

Filed under: travel — Tags: , — kpkhoo @ 8:33 am

Koreans caught my attention as very cultural and colourful. I have enjoyed watching several cultural performances, dances and shows in Korea. They took the trouble to protect and preserve their culture.

Watch this video to find out more about Cultural Korea. Oh ya, since my last visit in 1998 Seoul has improved on its cleanliness by leaps and bounds. Korean ladies are very attractive too, many attributed this to the famous Korean beauty industry.

Delicious Korea

Filed under: Restaurants, travel — Tags: , , — kpkhoo @ 8:24 am

One thing which impressed me the most is food in Korea. We were lucky because our host, the Korea National Tourism Organisation, had planned a wonderful itinerary for us which included sampling of the best food in Korea.

We had nice traditional Korean fish steamboat at the Institute of Korean Traditional Cuisine, BBQ pork, Ginseng Chicken and Seafood Steamboat. You must try all of these…its fingers licking good!

Sparkling Korea

Filed under: travel — Tags: , , , — kpkhoo @ 8:20 am

Hi folks, it has been a while since I last updated my fun site. I have not forgotten totally about having fun and gone back to strict and serious political commentaries.

I just went to Korea last April and have shot several nice videos on my trip. Korea, as a tourism destination, has a lot to offer. It is clean, cultural and colourful. Here is a short video on nice places to visit. I hope u will consider taking your family or loved ones there.

For just married couple, it is a good honeymoon destination!

February 15, 2008

Chill ‘n’ Chat at Nyonya Restaurant, Subang Parade

Filed under: Uncategorized — kpkhoo @ 9:00 am

I caught up with another old friend, Jeff Ooi, who is a well-known blogger turned politician for a chill and chat over food. We settled for a nyonya restaurant located at the ground floor of Subang Parade. From the outside, it looked cosy although it occupied only a half of shop lot space.

I generally like what we ordered, roti jala, laksa and pai tee, but I am most impressived with the laksa. The roti jala can be better served. I found the roti jala abit soggy and wet (tasted like pre-prepared and heated over oven). Overall, the food is decent although I think we have tasted better nyonya food in both Penang and Malacca. However, the price is decent and reasonable. If you crave local Penang nyonya laksa and find it a hassle to travel 400km, this restaurant may not be a bad choice.

Find out what’s Jeff evaluation of Nyonya Restaurant and his personal sharing.

February 5, 2008

Chill ‘n’ Chat at Hoe Kee Chicken Rice, Jonker Street

Last Friday, I was invited to visit Malacca by YB Wong Nai Chee, the Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka, for a food review and to chat a little about politics. It was a nice breezy trip down (drizzling along the way) to the cultural state of Malaysia. We started our journey from Puchong at 10.30am and arrived at Melaka Raya almost past 12.30pm.

Upon arrival I gave Wong a buzz and the ever friendly politician quickly agreed to meet up at the Mahkota Parade. I told him about my food excursion and he suggested chicken rice ball at Jonker Street.

We headed to Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant to try out the Hainanese chicken rice. My elder brother was excited at the opportunity. It was his first visit to Malacca and he had wanted to try out the famous chicken rice.

The lunch was marvelous and the host, YB Wong, was warm and friendly. We would like to thank him again for showing us around.

January 25, 2008

Chill ‘n’ Chat at Chef Loong Restaurant

Guess who is my special guest in this segment?

Yes, it is DAP’s rising star and economic adviser to its Secretary-General. But to me, Tony is a friend first. I met him when he was still a CEO of his company, Cyber Village Sdn Bhd. It never crossed my mind that Tony the CEO will one day take a plunge into politics.

We were looking for a restaurant to do a food review and stumbled upon a restaurant in SS2, the Chef Loong Restaurant. It offers a wide range of mouth watering desert and ‘tong sui’.

Want to know more about Tony and our food review? Take a look at this video.

Next week, there is another personality (a ruling government MP) on the show. Watch this space! We will introduce you to another highly regarded restaurant. 

January 24, 2008

Nyonya Cafe at New World, Penang

Filed under: Food Review (Malaysia), Restaurants — Tags: , , , , , — kpkhoo @ 9:25 am

My good friend, Neil Khor, recommended I visit a nyonya restaurant at New World. So, I invited another friend, Jessie Loh, an IT entrepreneur to tag along as my special guest for the food review.

The restaurant is hidden by some trees but it looked cosy and well decorated. We were greeted by a friendly outlet manager, Kristine. She sat us down and Kenneth Yip, the owner of the cafe helped us with the menu.

Kenneth helped us to order several dishes and its signature ‘asam/lemak’ laksa as well. Watch the video if you wanted to know how some of these dishes are prepared and about our review.

Kenneth’s parting words, “Penang should promote its unique baba nyonya culture and food”. I nodded with agreement.

January 22, 2008

We Found a Gem! Wang Zhou Jin Restaurant

Filed under: Food Review (Malaysia), Restaurants — kpkhoo @ 6:10 am

Last Sunday, my friend Chung and his family introduced me to a newly opened restaurant at Jalan Rangoon, next to Lorong Selamat, Penang.

We could see that the restaurant is packed with patrons when we arrived at 12.30pm. It looked like any of your regular ‘tai chow’ or seafood restaurant ala coffee shop style. But it is clean and the food is something else.

We ordered tom yam bee hoon (clear soup). It was served with slices of fish and the soup is just easy over the throat – not too spicy and you could just continue enjoying tablespoons of its soup.

The ‘sui kow’ (meat dumpling) is average, this I must agree with our bright gentleman (Chung’s son). But the porkribs and prompret koay teow (thick rice noodle) are both prepared deliciously. Good food does come in simple preparation.

I quite like the portion of vegetable we ordered too. If you and your family are looking for a nice sumptious lunch. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

Want to know if we enjoyed our meal? Play the video.

Total bill came up to slightly less than RM100.

January 13, 2008

Gavin’s Homecooked Fried Rice

Filed under: Uncategorized — kpkhoo @ 6:11 pm

A friend of mine, SK Thew, wanted to know how to cook a simple fried rice for his family especially the durian of his eyes. Hence, I have decided to share a simple recipe on how to prepare homecooked fried rice.

I have prepared this for a number of my friends before and they loved it! It is a Penang nyonya recipe passed down by my granny. I hope she is proud of me :oP.

Here is a simple way to prepare fried rice. Try it and let me know if you like it. However, go slow on the soya sauce and vegetarian oyster sauce. Otherwise it might taste too salty.

Let me know if you have some secret recipes to share. 

Purple Cane Tea Restaurant at The Gardens

Filed under: Food Review (Malaysia), Restaurants — Tags: , , , , , — kpkhoo @ 4:13 pm

Asthy and I took a stroll around The Gardens at Midvalley City and decided to head for lunch. We haven’t checked out the lower ground floor. So we decided to check it out since she told me about a newly opened Taiwanese restaurant.

We did not go to the Taiwanese restaurant but instead found a nice and cosy restaurant next to it, the Purple Cane Tea Restaurant. The environment is calm and relaxing. It is a suitable place for family, vegetarians and tea lovers like myself.

Watch the video to find out about our review! Let me know too if you think there is a nice restaurant or eatery I should visit.

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