Thursday, January 31, 2008


Howdy folks! Sorry haven't been blogging for awhile now. Been preoccupied with other stuff so kinda lost track. Still owe you guys a write-up about my last vacation.

Just to fill in for now. Above is what I had for lunch today. Yummy Jackson's Burger! This time if was fish banjo with mustard. *drool*

Till the next time. Adios.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Wishing all my Hindu friends and readers a Happy Thaipusam! :D

Sunday, January 20, 2008

home sweet home...

Am back. After 8 nights and 9 days of travelling from Macau to Hong Kong to Shenzhen to Guangzhou to Zhuhai and then back to Macau to head home. Phew. It was a pretty tiring trip. Lots of walking about as well as sitting in the van.

All I can say for now is that am glad to be back. Am too tired to blog about it yet. Will do so once I've downloaded the pics from my camera. Took about 380 odd. Lots to skim through. Hehe.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

am off...

Ahh am off on a vacation. Tomorrow around 3ish I'll be on Air Asia flight AK52 to Macau. Gonna spend 9 days and 8 nights roaming from Macau to Hong Kong then to China and back to Macau for the flight home.

Hope to have a good time. Pray that the weather is good. Take care folks and see you when I get back.

Monday, January 07, 2008

shihlin taiwan street snacks at 1 utama, pj...

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is a popular food chain from Singapore that focuses on famous Taiwan night market snacks. Their first branch in Malaysia was opened about 2 years ago at the Old Wing of 1 Utama Shopping Center. Same floor and close by to Tanjung Golden Village cinema.

Been meaning to try this place ever since they opened but always hesitated as most of the time the place is packed and there is very limited seating. Its just a tiny kiosk type establishment where the kitchen takes up most of the place. Finally got a chance when I passed the place around 2ish pm on a Friday. It was empty (although before I knew it got filled up, LOL)!

Their menu is simple whereby you have 4 items to choose from and 2 drinks (bottled water & soy bean milk). Prices for all the 4 are same which is RM5.50. The choices are XXL Crispy Chicken, Seafood Tempura, Crispy Floss Egg Crepe and Handmade Oyster Mee Sua.

The Handmade Oyster Mee Sua is a definate must have! Best to be eaten right away piping hot. It is served in a thick flavorful broth, nicely cut strands of mee sua, shredded chicken and 2 plump (and fresh!) oysters. You can choose to have it with or without chili but I highly recommend having it with chili. The chili sambal adds a good kick to the whole ensemble.

Another top draw has to be the XXL Crispy Chicken. This is similar to what Uncle Bob offers in most pasar malams. Tender deep fried chicken sprinkled with 2 types of powder, 5 spices and chili I think. Don't eat it right out of the deep fryer though as its freaking hot! If only they would cut it up for you as it would make it much easier to munch on.

All and all a great place for a quick bite. Price wise I would say pretty reasonable considering whats on offer in 1 Utama. If only they would expand with more seating. Am definately returning to try their Crispy Floss Egg Crepe. :D

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks
Location: Lot S54 (2nd Floor), 1 Utama Shopping Centre (Old Wing), close to Tanjung Golden Village cinema.

Friday, January 04, 2008

2008 resolutions...

Surprisingly this year am not really into having resolutions. Haven't put any thought to it but just for the sake of it I have decided on the few below. Some of which seem to be a life long resolution. Hehe.

1. Lose weight (85kgs is too much, gotta knock of at least 5kgs!).
2. Buy a house (I freakin' better get a house this year!).
3. Progress in my career (looking for more challenges & money of course).
4. Work on Kate (am thinking of going turbo).
5. Go overseas with Sunshine (maybe Bali or Gold Coast).

Alrighty then. Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

3A yong tau foo at rothmans roundabout, pj...

This particular joint is a regular dinner haunt for Sunshine and I. Firstly its located very near office and lastly how can we resist some fresh healthy yong tau foo (YTF)! Restoran 3A Yong Tau Foo & Chee Cheong Fun has been around for ages. Can't recall how long but I still remember eating there almost 12 odd years ago. Unless of course it was a different YTF place then.

Its located just after Rothmans Roundabout, Section 19. Very easy to spot as its next to Restoran Green View, who is famous for their Sang Har Meen. Their menu range from all sorts of yong tau foo (fried or boiled) goodies, chee cheong fun (black sauce or curry), some noodles, veggy/meat/seafood dishes and chinese desserts.

The must have condiments for yong tau foo. Their pickled green chilis are really addictive. Sunshine can't stop eating it till she got a tummy ache one day from the overdose of vinegar. Hehe.

First up is always their Chee Cheong Fun (RM2.20). Smooth in texture and comes in a sizeable portion is very yummy indeed. Love the generous topping of deep fried onions, dried shrimp bits and sesame seeds. Gives the dish an extra ooomph. Both the black (slightly sweetish) and curry (not too spicy and flavorful) sauces are just as good.

All of their yong tau foo choices are fresh and tasty. They only cost RM0.80 per piece which is pretty reasonable. The best fried stuff to order would be their Sui Kow, Foo Chuk and Wantan. The items come to your table freshly fried unlike some places that have it sitting outside for ages.

The best boiled stuff would be their Japanese Taufoo, Okra, Brinjal (slightly grilled) and White Taufoo. Love how silky smooth both the taufoo varieties are. Their soup is flavorful but I tend not to have too much of it. Not too sure if they use MSG or not.

If you are not up for yong tau foo, you can always opt for their cooked dishes which are pretty good as well. The Asam Pedas Squid, Fish or Sting Ray are really nice. Priced reasonably at RM8, RM10 or RM12 depending on portion. They also have nice Honey Fried Chicken and Homemade Taufoo.

To wash all of the food down, don't forget to try their homemade Soybean (RM1.70) drink. Especially piping hot during a rainy day. Very refreshing. Their Cincau (RM1.70) and Sour Lemon drink isn't all that bad either.

I would rate this as the best yong tau foo restaurant in Petaling Jaya. Service is good and fast plus their food always fresh and consistant. Give them a try one of these days and you won't be disappointed! :D

3A Yong Tau Foo & Cheong Fun
Location: 12 Jalan 19/3, 46300 Petaling Jaya, just after Rothmans roundabout & next to Restoran Green View.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

rest in peace...

Time seems to just fly by nowadays. Just realised its 2 years today since Appa left us. Wonder whats he up to wherever he is.

Most probably chillin' with his pipe, sipping on some Red Label whisky and watching the world go by. :D

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

its 2008!

Happy New Year!
Its 2008! Woo Hoo!