Saturday, March 31, 2012

7-11 bread in Bangkok

While I was wandering around the Suvarthabumi International Airport in Bangkok, I chanced along the 7-11 convenience shop and discovered this petite looking bun filled with tuna and shredded chicken. The baked products of Thai 7-11 are of higher quality compared to our G brand bread. The buns were fresh and soft with some lovely savoury filling.

These cute mini buns were moulded into shapes of mushrooms.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Ngap Tui Meen @ Pun Chun Bidor

After driving for almost an hour along the south-bound highway, we made a pit stop in Bidor to savour the famous duck thigh noodles (Ngap Tui Meen)

Dry egg noodles

Duck thigh double boiled in herbal infused soup.
38 & 40, Jalan Besar, 
35500 Bidor, Perak.
Tel: 605-4341554

Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's a health cake day!

Eating rich and creamy cakes can be guilt-free. While you can finally indulge into the whole piece of your favourite cake all by yourself,  you spend less time worrying about the consequence but more time recalling the after taste of the sinless cake, every bit of it.

English Breakfast Tea

Trans Fat Free Peach Cream Cake
A fresh and light cake with peach pieces and apricot filling through layers of sugar-free sponges

Sugar Free Moist Chocolate Cake
Super moist, rich and gooey chocolate cake with creamy mocha, finished with melted sugar free dark chocolate

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cheap cheap deal @ school canteen

What can you do with RM1.50 nowadays? If you can list out ten items or food which you can buy with only RM1.50, you can probably save more than enough for your future. As for me, RM1.50 is what I am paying for a breakfast set that comprises a large piece of cake and a glass of drink. 

Black Coffee @ RM0.80
Kiam kuih (loosely translated as salty cake) @ RM0.70

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Syphon Brew @ Coffee Lane

My breakfast trail in Georgetown ended at Coffee Lane. Shortly after having breakfast at Eng Loh, I proceeded to Coffee Lane to explore the coffee culture of Penang island. Over here, coffee is prepared using  the coffee syphon and some professional coffee equipments. 

Coffee Lane @ King Street

Bags filled with various types of coffee beans from all over the world

The roastery

Coffee making equipments

Dutch Drip Coffee System

Coffee grinder

A light morning tea break

Syphon Special Brew @ RM8.00 

 Ti Niah Kuih (alkaline dessert) @ RM3.00 

The alkaline kuih is eaten with concentrated palm sugar.

10-B King Street.
10200 Penang,
Tel: +604-261 0625
Business Hour: 11.00am to 8.00pm
Closed on Thursdays

Monday, March 26, 2012

Roti Taiwan @ Enh Loh Cafeteria and Hotel

Arriving in Penang 8 hours before the departure time, I alighted from the ferry and headed towards The Lighthouse Cafe at Lebuh King. Luck was not on my side as the cafe was not open that day. I continued walking down the street and spotted this well known coffee shop at the junction of Lebuh Penang and Lebuhu Gereja. With a little bit of luck, I found this famous breakfast place which serves good toast and decent white coffee.

Eng Loh Cafeteria @ Lebuh Gereja

An extensive selection of breakfast toast

Roti Taiwan, a slice of thick Hainanese bread toasted, generously slathered with peanut butter and sprinkled with crushed peanuts.

The lightly toasted thick bread has a crispy crust but pillowy soft interior.

A mere RM3.40 is the price you pay for something as good as this.

48, Lebuh Gereja (Church Street),
10200 Georgetown, Penang, 
Business hours : 8am – 3pm.
Closed on Sundays.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Behind the Scenes

Don't sigh or close the tab when you see egg tarts in my new post again. I am neither showing you the stall nor their branch again, as you might suggest, over and over again. This post is about the making of egg tarts. Pam the adventurer, bearing the risk of being beaten up or kicked in the backside, sneaking into the kitchen of Choy Kee Bakery just to get a glimpse of the fantastic skills of the egg tart maestro, and of course, feeling honoured for being able to share this with everyone. Don't worry, my buttocks are fine, safe and sound. My arrival was much welcomed by the maestro because he could recognise me as his first customer who arrived at the bakery as early as 6.30 a.m. on the sixth day of Chinese New Year, when the bakery reopened after a 5-day break in conjunction of Chinese New Year celebration. That's what we call DIE HARD FAN!!!

The egg tart maestro filling each crust with just the right amount of custard mixture.

Handled with much perseverance, passion and patience.

Pouring out skilfully without spilling a drop and leaving a trace...

When they are baked...

Unmolding the tarts is seriously not a layman's job.

A Simple Egg Tart Equation
Skilful pouring + unmolding = A perfect looking egg tart ready to be served.

Of course I can never stop at one... One is never enough. What about you?

218, Lebuh 3 Simee,
31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: +605-545 4351
Business hours: 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.

Simee Morning Market
Jalan Pasar,
Kampung Simee,
31400 Ipoh, Perak.

Bercham Branch:
No. 37, Persiaran Bercham Timur 1,
Taman Bercham Baru,
31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: +605-536 2528

Menglembu Branch:
114, Ground floor,
Jalan Besar Menglembu,
31450 Menglembu, Perak.
Tel: +605-281 2766

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dinner @ Taiping Hawker Centre

Nobody was in the mood for cooking last night and we all agreed unanimously that we should just take our dinner at the hawker centre. Everyone was happy for not having to 'open rice' and wash the dishes. 

Fried loh she fun @ RM3.50 (Stall No. 34)

Fried rice @ RM4.00 (Stall No. 20)

Fried Kuey Teow @ RM3.20 (Stall No. 16)

Leng Chee Kang @ RM1.60 and Fish ball noodle @ RM3.00 (Stall No. 24)

Jalan Tupai
34000 Taiping, Perak.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Charlie Brown Cafe, KLCC.

This is not my first time patronising Charlie Brown Cafe. My first experience of dining at CBC was when the first CBC outlet arrived in Penang last year. The food and pictures below were taken at the newly opened KLCC outlet which has a less impressive setting and smaller dining area. 

Food ordered:
Charlie Mocha (featuring Charlie Brown latte art ) @ RM9.50
Charlie Cappuccino (featuring Woodstock latte art) @ RM9.50
Royal Chocolate Dessert
Charlie Black Pepper Chicken Chop

2nd Floor,
Suria KLCC, 
Kuala Lumpur.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dinner @ Xiang Zi Lou

Aunty Alice came from Penang to visit us. Being well known for her generosity, she brought along 5 packets of Heong Peng, 3 boxes of Tambun biscuits and 3 bottles of Ghee Hiang sesame oil, specially for us. We could not thank her more so we took her to a Chinese restaurant for dinner. Looking for a table on weekends is not an easy task as most restaurants were booked for weddings. We went from one restaurant to another, enquiring from one counter to another and lastly ended at Xiang Zi Lou Restaurant (looks more like a roadside stall) for some quality food taken in a lousy setting. 

Shark Fin Soup

Braised beancurd, mushroom and roast pork.

Blanched yau mak topped with alabone slices.

Stir-fried vegetables

Steamed pork slices with ginger and chilli. 

Jalan Tokong,
34000 Taiping, Perak.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sungai Siput Famous Roast Pork

Today is World Cholesterol Day. The public are advised to go easy on their cholesterol intake. That doesn't mean meat is prohibited throughout the day. One can still enjoy meat as they wish but is advised to eat at moderation. However, if you are unsure of what to have in order to minimise your consumption of meat, I'd suggest eating roast pork, especially the one with a 3-in-1 combination - super thick crackling skin, melt-in-your-mouth fat layer and juicy lean part. 

Ban Woh restaurant in Sungai Siput

How much I wish I could go back to the good old days... full with sincere faces, warmth hands and true friendship.

Famous Sungai Siput Roast Pork

The slab of roast pork whispered in my ears: "Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be an ordinary siew yoke. So, take me, come and get the whole of it, all or nothing..."

Chopped into perfect bite sizes

It's not only good to be eaten on its own, but also makes an appetising meal for either lunch or dinner.

If you're not a pork lover, you can opt for other type of meat, such as the koong po chicken.

Fried vermicelli - the wet version

Ban Woh Restaurant
Jalan Besar
Sungai Siput, Perak.


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