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I thought I'm just gonna say that I'm a simple girl in this complicated world, but I think it's just what I want to be - a simple person.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

.Chinese New Year.

Gong Xi Fat Chai everyone! :D How's your CNY? Mine, as usual filled with feast all day long :D Here's some pictures from my CNY Eve's dinner.
Started with Century Egg and Jelly Fish, refreshing!
Chicken Curry always showed up when CNY. I don't know why.
Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs, yum!
And Pork Satay, of course. I seriously realized we barely touch the vegetable during this dinner. hehe..
Mom's Roasted Duck and Steamed Chicken :)
Fried Noodle also one of the dishes that always showed up on CNY.
My favorite, Ngo Hiong. or Pork Roll.
Paired that with mom's spicy sauce. Sickly addictive!
Fish and Prawns for dipping into the broth.. Too bad mom forgot to buy the mushroom >.<
Fish belly...........hmmm :D
And of course, something to lighten up the night :D

The week after CNY, my mom cooked another Suki again. This time she cooked differently.
It's mom first attempt to cook a tom yam broth :D I love it!
And of course mushroom showed up this time :D
Mom's also made the ordinary pork broth..
Mr Chubby happily diggin' into that huge chunk .......... >.<
Btw, mom's also cooked Drunken Prawns. It was super tasty! I was drowned with too much prawns in the end of the meal...

Don't forget to back on diet track everyone! hehe!

.Harlie Lapis Legit.

Just a quick post, this CNY I ordered Lapis Legit from Harlie. They arrived in this beautiful box!
Hidden beneath the beautiful box, there's a beautiful layered cake. Harlie's Lapis Legit was so neat!

.QQ Kopitiam.

Before visiting the new bakery, I went to QQ Kopitiam for lunch with Mr Chubby. I love the restaurant location, it separated from the Kelapa Gading Mall, and filled with sunshine :DPlus, cute table heh? :DI was in the mood for Kopi Tarik Peng, 17K. Peng = with milk. I like their coffee, not too strong and the milk was bounding well in it.As for Mr Chubby, he wasn't a coffee drinker, so he chose Teh O Peng, 6K. O Peng = no milk.Hor Fun with Crab, 28K looked promising on the menu. But when it arrived, it was quite different than the photo, from the portion to the color. But anyway despite the moderate portion, it tasted okay, but the meat amount was generous. Kaya and Butter Toast, 15K. I on the other hand, was craving for some nice kaya and butter toast, or butter sugar toast. I was hoping it would resemble my last attempt with Old Town. Too bad this time, they were totally failed. The portion was quite generous this time, 4 toast in one serving. But the kaya and butter amount was too little :( I even opened one toast and realized there's almost no butter in that. Totally different from the menu :(

Btw, the plate was cute no? :D

Overall, I think Old Town was much better in every term, from the service to the food itself. I should be back to Old Town hehe!

.Tous Les Jours.

I've heard some praises about their bread, but I never got a chance to try their breads since I heard the Sency outlet was always crowded, and I rarely visited that mall. So, when I was in the last-minute-shopping-time before the CNY, I just realized they opened an outlet at Kelapa Gading Mall. I quickly dragged Mr Chubby of course hoho :P

Most of the breads were sold out, and I could not buy much since I was worried I could not finish it, since the next day would be the CNY.
The Blueberry and Cream Cheese, 10K was quite ...weird in my personal opinion. I was hoping for creamier texture on the filling, but the texture was more like mung bean paste. It was too sour for me, but what I love is they are using real blueberry in them :)
Pizza Bruschetta, 15K was huge for the price bargain. I love this one, the cucumber slices were really good and mixed well with the sauce. The bread was not too hard to chew and fresh!

Overall, I think I should be back for the red bean bread or else :P

Sunday, January 22, 2012

.Alex Pizza and Pasta : Revisited.

The first time I saw there's a new voucher deal for Alex's Pizza and Pasta, I immediately hit the buy button since I was impressed by my last visit there :P It took us a while to get in there since the traffic was crazy as usual, I was starving at that time huhu. Thank God the complimentary bread arrived quickly.
It was warm and fresh, nice to start your meal.
I ordered the Peach Ice Tea, 18K. Hiks too bad they run out of their famous bubble :(
The Mushroom Soup, 38K also arrived quickly. It was good but not as thick as I hoped, and the portion was so tiny IMHO >.<
Fettuccine con Capesante, 35K made me shock upon its arrival. First, it arrived the same time as the pizza and the soup, which is kinda weird for this kind of restaurant. Second, the portion. I ordered the small one (the big one cost 60 / 70K) since I was saving some space for dessert. I should go for the large portion, the small portion might be looked big in the picture but it actually only like 3/4 of indomie goreng huhu..The taste was good nonetheless, the pasta slightly undercooked but it was fresh and the herbs used was balanced really well. If only it was more..
Speziato di Pollo, 58K also arrived about the same time on our table. Actually we ordered the Speziato di Polpette, but I forgot to ask the patron since I was starving..... silly me. But the pizza itself was also good, it's not too dry as the other authentic-proclaimed-pizza restaurant, and the dough was kinda chewy which I loved.

After the not-so-satisfying main course, I went for dessert I've been drooling when I saw it on the menu. Orange Creme Brulee, 35K. I was hoping it would be as good as the one at Smoking Joe's. But it was another shock on the table. First, the portion (again), too bad I lost the picture to show, it was served in espresso-cup-size, for that kind of price...I need more. Second, the crackling caramel. I tried to crack it, nothing happened. It was NO brulee on my what-so-called creme brulee :( The custard itself was actually good with a bit of orange peels in it. But the caramel, that's what I'm aiming for :(

My friend said it was because we were using voucher. Hiks. I hoped so. I still want to be back for that bubbly Ice Tea >.<


Went there with the team to redeem our voucher :D There are 3 types of dishes.
Sukiyaki..came with kimchi, mozarella chops, leek, etc.
Shabu-Shabu... came with green onions paste, radish, etc.
And Grill...came with sesame seed sauce and a hot sauce.

I love to mixed many ingredients for the 'final' dipping sauce. I used the hot sauce, S & P, sesame seed sauce, chili sauce, salty soy sauce, and of course, the green onion paste :P My favorite was dip the grilled meat into the 'final' sauce, and roll it with some mozarella chops in it, and there you go :D
Finished the meal with 2 scoops of ice cream (they used Diamond btw, which is good :D)

Despite the small choices of meat (only chicken and beef), and the lack of vegetables, I still think it's quite good since the beef they used was great. It's so smooth and not chewy at all. The service and interior was not really welcoming, but I might be come back if I was sooo in the carnivore mode ON :P

.Doner Kebab.

It's an old post actually. I was browsing through my photo archive and I just realized I never post this :P

Well, anyway it was the last day on 2011, me and Mr Chubby were gonna have a feast that night, so we went for a 'light' snack (at least that happen to me) on that afternoon at SMS. It's been quite a long time since I had a kebab, maybe because I can't stand the lamb smell coming from their stall. But Mr Chubby was having an affair with kebab that day >.< so there we went.

I don't know why, but we ended up ordering this chicken steak.
Each of this dish component was taken care really good. The chicken was superb. Nicely fried and the black pepper sauce was so rich and flavorful. And don't get me on the fries. It's till pimping hot from the kitchen and each of the golden goodness was perfect! The vegetable was not something ordinary, they quickly stirred them in butter (or margarine?) and my favorite part was mixing the vegetable in the sauce...~oh heaven.

And guess what, the steak + mineral water, it's only cost us 20K! For a decent dish like this ? Whew!
And finished the meal with their Chocolate Pita bread, 5K. I think they are using Morin's Chocolate and Peanut Jam, it's one of my favorite cheap jam :D

I need to be back for that chicken steak!

.Ie Suan.

First time I read about this stall was at Veny's blog, it was a long time ago. Since then, everytime I went to Mangga Dua, I always visit this place. After they opening their second stall, I am happy to pay visit more since the new stall is bigger and not as crowd as the first one :D Few last weeks ago, I went to Mangga Dua for some errands, and had a lunch there as usual.
Seriously, I keep on drooling each time I visit this place. The display area was wide and such a festive in your eyes. I went Lapar Mata of course :P
I can't pass ordering this bihun goreng each time. Seriously tasty!
Chaipau Kucai is also mandatory...
And this, I went for 2 plates of this :P Talam Ebi and Talam Kucai. Two word : DAMN GOOD! Went to food coma of course after that... :P
Mr Chubby as a sinful fried stuff lovers (of course), had to try the Bakwan Udang and Lumpia Goreng. Tasted okay for me.

We also tried many stuffs but I forgot to take the picture, forgive me (heyyy I'm in my food coma period that time :P). Btw, the price you pay might be as much as eating in a restaurant, especially if you went Lapar Mata -__- so be careful! :P