Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

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

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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

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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

Purple Cane Tea Restaurant at The Gardens

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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.

Oriental Cravings at One Utama

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We arrived at One Utama New Wing quite early, around 11am. I was there with a friend, Asthy Tan, who is also a food lover. We decided to record an impromptu video to share with you our review of this restaurant.

We ordered Chicken Rendang and Bak Kut Teh. Yes, this is a non-halal restaurant (Muslims would understand what halal means).  Find out what both of us think of the orders.

The meal came up to RM37.00 (approx. USD11.00) 

Eat Drink & Be Merry!

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Let’s Party! 

Do not get me wrong :o). It is not that I am beginning to lose my senses. This is another side of me. I love to travel, try out nice food (errr…and some bad ones) and look out for new places to have a bit of fun.

Life is short, mate. So, I have decided why don’t I share some of my adventure with you.

This new blog of mine covers food review, travel news, entertainment and basically everything fun.

Welcome to my world! 

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