Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Double Celebration!!!

I really like wat Google did :))))
Malaysia, Happy Independence day to u!!!!!

and let's watch a wonderful acapella of these guys
love ur motherland
coz that's where u belong......

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Selamat Hari Raya!!!!

Couldn't get a nice pic of ketupat fr the web so here it goes
my Bottega Veneta Cabat in Lagoon color aka my ketupat bag :P
enjoy the festive season and be safe :D

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thank you :))

Dear Readers & Friends,

Thank you for all your prayers and wishes.... JS has been discharged from the hospital yesterday :)))
so now this Notti Monkey has been busy takin care of him. Hehehehehe

Happy Holiday everyone!!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Object of Desire 0012

Colors for Fall Winter 2011 are so so so beautiful :)))))))))))))
I dun have this color
and I dun have this design!!!!
judging fr its's quite a huge bag
the length is about 40cm...
I hope they have Medium size for Asian frames like me :D
this tote bag is also very versatile for work
can fit iPad and documents perfectly :D
and I dun have this design nor color...hehehehehe
looks like I've already done up my shopping list for Europe trip
well partially...the rest are still on going
I have my eyes set on a few pieces

shopping in Europe is pretty dangerous
coz u can never plan
I ended up with more than 10 bags last winter -_-"
hurt my pocket so much *bohoooohohohohohoho*

ok ok let's not plan this trip....
just buy...
but then again...sigh...dom dee dum I dun trust meself

but...but...I've only bought one bag for meself this year!!! *YSL Roady*
I've been such a great wonderful amazing gal!!!!
*yeah after spending on so many bags last more $$$ to spend on bags this year*


Friday, August 19, 2011

Muar Home cooked food, Tengkat Tong Shin

Peakie D brought us to this yummy home cooked place last Sunday
we had quite a late dinner to skip the Ramadhan jam...yes Sunday inclusive
u have no idea how bad the traffic is in KL these days...
it's really the SPEED that it fast or SLOW
once u r stucked...u can almost watch the entire movie of "Cowboys & Aliens" in ur car

Muar Restaurant is tucked neatly at this row of colonial style terrace buildings
u can almost miss it coz it looked like someone's home
well definition of home cooked cuisine mar
hmmm can't decide wat to eat coz everything looks so yummy
well if we order too many things we won't have space for supper later
*we were scheming for Ngau Kee Beef Noodle and Wong Ah Wah Chicken Wings after dinner*
**but only one succeeded :P**
they are famous for Sambal Petai
Bitter Bean was so crunchy and this dish was super spicy yo!!!

Petai has got tonnes of medicinal properties
from constipation to depression to PMS to anaemia to high blood pressure to morning sickness to ulcers and the list goes....
Butter Kailan was so yummy
they added some curry leaves innit so the flavour was so appetizing
crispy crunchy and buttery
Crispy Fried Eggs!!!!
oh yumssss
how did they do it????
just drizzle with some dark thick soya sauce
I'm still thinking how they did it...
prollie they separated the yolk and the whites....beat the whites a bit
and add everything back into the wok again?
medley of squids and prawns with salted egg yolk
so sinful~~~~ but so yummy!!!!!
We really lurve this too!!!
Deep fried fish in Thai 3 style sauce
very very spicy yo!!!!!
RM 1.00 cendol!!!!
and it was darn good coz they used the original GULA MELAKA!!!!
oh yum I dun mind another bowl but then my beef noodle was calling MOoooooo to me :P

we'll definitely come back again for a simple meal here...
sometimes simplicity is the key!!!

Muar Restaurant
No. 6G Tengkat Tong Shin,
50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2144 2072

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Revelation for M People: Soo Kee

everyone concentrating on GOE aka Boss
when Boss speaks....u shuddup and listen
when Boss eats...u wallop :P

this place is like a must visit for the M People 
a certain Flatmate said it's the reason they came to Malaysia :P
prollie u can recommend the Lady Boss there to open one outlet in Singapore???
it was past midnite and Choco Markie already fast asleep in Mommy's arms.....
the most comfortable place :)))))

Joanna: "Crispy nooooddllleeeee is hhherreeeeee....."
Choco Markie: "...zzzZZZzzzzzzzziiinnnkkkkk............"

we ordered 3 seating = 3 big head prawns
never get sick of this...
the gravy was thick, sweet and loaded with the juicy-ness fr the prawn heads
which gave the color ORANGE to its gravy

the noodle was crispy though drenched in this thick gravy
no leftover was spotted....every morsel was whacked
every drop of gravy were mopped up clean!!!

Yiks: "Haiiii next time come here 1st...dun give me too much of distraction esp with the beef."
yea we fed him almost the whole animal at Cilantro....

*pic stolen fr Yiks*
Think I need to change Yiks nick to Ah Bao soon...but then again Yiks has been his nick here.
and Joanna needs a nick soon too...
Beef Kuey Tiow was a bit salty that nite
otherwise it is also superb :))))
lurve the crunch of beans sprout and thinly sliced chinese cabbage

a certain kuey tiow vendor in Penang told us that the bean sprouts were used to give the noodle this "breathe of fire" flavour bcoz when fried it emits water....and burns the wok
hmmmmmmmmmm cooking is all about science as well
temperature, chemical reactions, acidity and balance.
we only ordered a few signature dishes for the guests
this one is one of it. :P
disgusting fallopian tubes fr a pig
fried with chinese chives

J&J clan was still scheming how to store durians into their stomachs after that
ok ok ok we will arrange a durian outing soon ok?
after unloading all our HEAVY guests back to their's time to head home
for us Malaysians :P
that's Munchy and Wei Nee
JS, Berr *mini host* and Monkey

the Smart Tunnel was so empty so u roughly know wat time it was
yea no traffic why use Smart Tunnel ar?
too much of $$$ wanna donate to them :P
guess it's just habit of hitting the tunnel all the time despite a clear traffic :P

Read bout the previous Soo Kee outing with them *here*

Soo Kee Restaurant
No. 14, Jalan Medan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2148 1324

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wine Clearance Dinner with M People

Dining room all set for 10 serious adults
whom drove all the way across the causeway to assist JS & Monkey to clear their wine cellar
coz we weren't drinking fast enuff

J&J inc delivered more inventory fr Singapore that very same day
J&J Jelina: "Eh we r drinking 5 bottles tonite...and we just delivered 24 bottles....this isn't right leh..." this rate...the cellar is growing again....
u guys need to come down more often.
the lounge at Cilantro
nice comfy underground lounge for smoking and private function
we had the room downstairs that came with this :)))))))
we were early to prepare the wines
JS arranged everything in order and gave instructions to the Quiet Sommelier on wat to do
he's the quietest sommelier I've ever met before...dun think we ever spoke to each other
different frequency perhaps??

JS came eppy-ly to me: "I strike TOTO today!!!"

Monkey: "why?"
JS: "Finally Quiet Sommelier spoke to me!!!!"
Monkey rolled eyes.......yea yea...
well as a sommelier u need to be able to engage with your diners
anyway that's another long story, I dun want this place to be a complaint centre~~~~~
Chef Takashi....I think when u r back home...I'll be in Tokyo already :)))))))
*counting days.....arghhhh faster come!!!!!*
then our guests came - the M People
all came with wine notes, cameras and a HUGE APPETITE
Choco Markie lurve his bread and Truffle Butter
he's only 4 years old and as tall as a 7 year-old!!!!
I dun believe it!!!!
Choco Markie created a new dish for Cilantro - Loop Grain Bread
he's such a darl...and sat quietly the whole evening dining like any adults would
this one already trained since young....even mommy let him had a nose on all the wines and champagnes..

yea must train their palate while they r young...
if start later like me than have a lot of catching up to do~~~~

GOE is all ready!!!!
on the way to KL, they've already whacked some food at Yong Peng
sea urchin is alwiz welcomed :P

Amuse Bouche of Sea Urchin with carrot juice foam
hmmmm how often u get this as amuse bouche?
Ocean Trout with thinly sliced daikon and shiso and sea salt on top
so fine lar the mis-en-place
the gang bz chomping and snapping away
inside this glass was a single yummy fresh oyster which was lightly smoked served in vichysoisse
vichysoisse is like a soup/puree made fr leeks onions potatoes etc
ohhh another yumsss
Roasted Sable Fish with scallop and Coriander
those baby leaves there are baby coriander sprouts...such subtle sweet taste

my favourite for the evening was this CHICKEN!!!!!!
french chicken with foie gras and summer truffles
done 2 way with a crispy piece and the other one was moist silky smooth
JS dun take chicken so he had another pasta with generous amount of shaved summer truffles
basically summer truffles are not as pungent as the black one
but our favourite is still Tartufo Bianco fr Alba :D heeeeeeeee
we were eagerly waiting for this pair with our wines :)))
grilled Blackmore Wagyu with picquant sauce and yuzukoshou
Yiks had a generous amount and almost the ate the whole animal :P
while he was bz puffing at the lounge everyone donated an extra piece to him

he came in staring at his plate...wah so generous
chomp chomp chomp
mopped his plate clean then somebody unveiled to him :P

Yiks, Joanna and Choco Markie
I think Choco Markie has got Mommy's beautiful smile
very very tame evening....
WOTN = Musigny
J&J James scheming how can he store DURIANS after this dinner
he's been planning the second he arrived Malaysia's shore
quite disappointing coz in the end there was no DURIANS
it's all MUNCHY's fault!!!!!

it's all this bugger's fault....shoot him!!!

anyway we will plan a serious Durian trip again ok?
but we have to drive into the jungle into some precious orchard
Fedellini pasta with lobster and dried tomatoes
again everyone mopped the plates clean while declaring that they are stuffed
J&J inc
thanks for transporting the wines :D
they make very very efficient transporter
one minute they texted us that they are in Yong Peng
next thing they ding-dong-ed at our door
wat car u drive lar mate?!?!??!!?
the still very very newly-weds hehehehehehe
Flatmate Amy *who's not really my flatmate* and GOE
she's GOE's flatmate....and again GOE = God of Eatery who lurves to sit on a throne :P
I was expecting a TPL Kate Spade pose leh....
Munchy & Wei Nee
can't wait to see ur new home :))))
which's next to a STAR :P good luck mate

Look at the camera darling and smile!!!!
Choco Markie is really photogenic
how often do u see such a well behaved and obedient 4 year old?!?!?!?!
but this one is exceptional..
Bravo Joanna!!! u trained him so well....
Kyoho grapes Granitas
sit oso got big boss style
kekekekkee can whistle sumore
debating on the vintage
yeah we had a blind tasting the entire nite
and the unveiling only happened at the very very end
Chocolate and Pear Mousseline with caramel ice cream
competition for the longest and sharpest tongue
since u didn't forbid anyone fr posting on a here it goes hehehehe

Thank you to JS for dinner and the WINES!!!!!!!!!

big hugs to M People for coming all the way
hope u all had a yummy tummy time
this was the 1st outing out-of-Singapore for M People
Founding member Yiks must plan the next - Hong Kong/Ipoh

my precious ~~~~~ Berr :))))))))))))

Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar
Micasa All Suite Hotel,
368-B Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 603 2179 8082