Monday, April 30, 2012

Thai Crepe in Taiping

Lately, students in school have gone crazy over Thai crepes sold by a Thai national who just started her business in Taiping not long ago. They have been telling me how tasty the crepes are and apparently they eat it every day. The stall is located along the five foot way in front of Wan Li restaurant. According to them, this snack is available in two different types - sweet and savoury - and each type comes with a variety of combinations. A RM2.30 sweet crepe contains two fillings which range from assorted jam to butter based spread. As for the RM3.00 savoury crepe, it comprises more interesting fillings namely cheese sausage, pork ham, crab filament stick, cheddar cheese etc. After choosing your filling, you can request for mustard sauce to be added together with the other normal dressing. The finished product is so rich and the crepe is crispy with a touch of sweetness. 

Sweet Thai Crepe @ RM2.30
Savoury Thai Crepe @ RM3.00

A thin layer of batter is spread evenly on the griddle 

When the pancake is three quarter cooked, arrange the ingredients / filling on one side of the pancake.

Sprinkle with shredded cabbage and drizzle with some mayonnaise sauce

Here comes the thousand island sauce, Worcestershire sauce and yellow mustard.

Fold one side of the pancake over and continue folding side ways into a cone.

The finished product

Insert the crepe into the paper crepe holder

Tilt over to peep at the filling and smile at the generous filling wrapped in the crispy crepe

No 48, Jalan Kota,
34000 Taiping,
Perak, Malaysia.
Tel: +605-808 6092
Business hours : 6pm -10pm.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Three-Cup Chicken Set Meal @ Xian Ding Wei

I have never been to Taiwan before as this Mandarin speaking country has aroused very little interest of mine to explore it, be it its attraction or food. I was not really keen on dining at Xian Ding Wei but was willing to give it a try since many people around me had recommended this place to me. The food was however truly a let down. It's my first and will also be my last time eating Taiwanese food in Malaysia. Hopefully someone or something would change my perception towards Taiwanese food one day.

Xian Ding Wei @ Juru Autocity

Soup of the day and appetiser trio

Rice with braised minced pork

Claypot Three-Cup Chicken

The addition of basil leaves enhances the flavour of the dish

The Three-Cup Chicken set meal is priced at RM22.90.

Shaved Ice with Eight Treasure dessert

1808-1809E, Jalan Perusahaan, Auto-City

North-South Highway Juru Interchange
13600 Seberang PraiPenang.
Tel : +604-5021317
Bussiness Hours : 11.30pm - 1.00am

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Justart @ Gurney Plaza

I have waited for a long time to the arrival of Justart in the Northern region since my first visit to their pioneer outlets in Johor Bahru. Just one bite and I was instantly hooked on their products - tarts of assorted flavours. This outlet at Gurney Plaza is their third outlet after Crystal Point and Persiaran Queensbay. Well, regardless of where their stall is, as long as it's in the Northern region, I will surely make a return for some delicious treats - TARTS~~~
Justart @ Gurney Plaza

Tarts on display

Select your preference from the colourful tarts in the shelves

The hazelnut coffee tart and almond chocolate tart @ RM1.90 each

Lower Ground Floor, Gurney Plaza,
Gurney Drive,
11300 Penang.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Faithfully yours...

Being loyal to authentic English Afternoon Tea, I have never missed the chance of eating nice scones and enjoying fragrant English tea, though I can't really drink tea, a substance which I am always allergic to. However, I know that I shouldn't break the tradition by separating the universal pairing of tea and scone, I am willing to risk my 'life' by challenging my limitations again and again, bearing the nauseous feeling caused by the 'unknown' substance in tea. If you are also an afternoon tea person, you will certainly agree with me, and if you were ever in my shoes, you might be even more daring than I am.

Devonshire Cream Tea @ RM15.00

Each cream tea set comes with a pot of single serving tea

My choice of tea: Camomile 
(the only tea leaf that causes the least nausea after drinking)

 Two freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and strawberry preserves

This is how a nice scone should look like: clotted cream and strawberry preserves spread evenly between a horizontally slit scone without leaving behind a lot of crumbs on the plate.

Hokkaido Fried Rice @ RM12.90

10, Lebuh Lembah Pantai 4
11200 Tanjung Bungah
Penang, Malaysia.
Tel No: +604-8901098 / +6012-4163985

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I drink, I buy @ Full of Beans

My third visit to the Full of Beans was not only for coffee appreciation purpose or to quench the coffee 'thirst', it was mainly on purchasing the Syphon Coffee Maker which I can call my own. While I enjoyed my cup of handcrafted specialty coffee made from the Syphon, I watched the barista demonstrate the coffee making steps and acquired a better knowledge in the art of coffee making.

Ethiopian Mocha @ RM9.50

Coffee flavoured macaroon @ RM2.50

Sip your coffee your own way, munch you macaroon your own way, spend your afternoon your own way.

3A-1-6, Straits Quay Marina Mall,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 3,
10470 Tanjong Bungah, Penang.
Tel: +6016-4119066

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tako Tao, AEON Station 18.

We spotted this stall selling tako balls in front of the supermarket. Instantly, it reminded me of the tako balls I had in Japan. I bought a box of it in spite of still feeling full after having breakfast at Kim Gary because I knew I should not miss this.

Tako Tao stall @ AEON Station 18

I picked octopus as the main ingredient because tako means octopus.

A box of tako balls costs RM4.80. Quite pricey, hoh?

Ground floor,
AEON Station 18,
Ipoh, Perak.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Good Coffee and Breakfast @ Lighthouse Coffee Cafe

Lighthouse Coffee Cafe is not just a cafe but also a coffee school in Penang. Been serving good coffee on the island for years, the cafe makes a perfect place for coffee appreciation and small gathering among the coffee  enthusiasts. With more than 20 varieties of coffee to offer, I am glad to have discovered this wonderful breakfast spot during one of my regular pilgrimage to the island.

Lighthouse Coffee Cafe

 The interior of the cafe

Assorted coffee beans in the rice sack

Feel free to leave your messages on the soft board

The menu

Doppio Piccolo Latte @ RM8.00

A beautiful latte heart featuring a combination of the typical "Rosetta" and a heart.

Rich, smooth and creamy mini latte with double espresso base.

Smoked Salmon Bloomer @ RM10.50
Smoked salmon, cheese and creamy scrambled egg on a slice of poppy seed Belgian bloomer with a side salad.

Big Breakfast @ RM11.90
Scrambled egg, chicken sausage, smoked chicken ham, baked beans, cherry tomato with wholemeal bread.

Logan Heritage No 4,
Bishop Street,
10300 Georgetown, 
Business Hours: 8:30am - 8:30pm (daily)
Tel: +604 - 228 8628
Mobile: +6012 - 436 0836

Monday, April 23, 2012

My New Toy - Hario Coffee Syphon TCA-3

I bought another new toy a month after buying the pump-driven semi-automatic espresso machine. This Japanese made Hario Syphon brews the most awesome smooth and aromatic coffee.

Hario Coffee Syphon TCA-3 @ RM350.00

Lower Bowl

Upper Bowl

Alcohol Burner, Windbreak and Burner Cover.


Spoon Handle and Measuring Spoon

Attach the filter to the upper glass bowl stem. 

Pour almost boiling water into the lower bowl, up to the desired level on the measuring scale (120 ml water per cup) and then, light the alcohol burner.

Add a level spoonful per cup (about 10g or 0.35oz) of ground coffee into the upper bowl.

Position the upper bowl by pressing lightly, without forcing: The air expanded by the heat causes the water to rise in the upper bowl.

When the water from the lower bowl rises to the upper bowl, with the spoon handle to mix lightly. And heat for 40 to 60 seconds. Since the lower bowl will then be almost empty, take extreme care NOT to overheat. 

Move the stand away from the burner and extinguish the flame by placing lid on the burner. Wait for coffee to drip naturally into the lower bowl. Do NOT move the burner without extinguishing the flame.

Remove the upper bowl by gently rocking back and forth, and place it on the stand.

You now have a perfect pot of coffee to be served straight to the cup.

 The perfect syphon brew is best served with a slice of peanut butter layered cake and butter egg tart.

TRUNG NGUYEN Legendee Ca Phe Rang Xay


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