Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Again another night of finding place for dinner. Nikky suggested to round round Damansara Uptown and see which restaurant looks decent then we go eat lor. So we ended up at this place. They say that they are specialized in Taiwan snacks and cruisine but when you browse through the menu, they offer Japanese, Korean, SzeChuan and Taiwan food.
Beef Stew (RM12) + RM1.50 for white rice. Suyin said it was nice.
Taiwanese Pork Stew Rice (RM9.80). Boy boy's one standard.
Asian Food House Restaurant
Boy boy's fish took quite awhile to serve, I think is 15 minutes waiting time. Once he took the first bite, he said it was extremely salty and got the fishy taste.
The set comes with coleslaw and mashed potato. Boy boy said the coleslaw was not bad but I prefer KFC's version. But the mashed potato was really good, it has some herbs and a tiny bits of chicken chunks in it. No other outlet serves better mashed potato than Popeye's.
I dont think I will come back for the chicken anymore except I will be back to take away the mashed potato in big size.
picture credited to www.movies.yahoo.com
The film was narrated in a documentary way where people narrated the history. It somehow was a bit confusing, mixing the past and future while narrating it. Quite an interesting way to film a movie.
Despite the shakiness of the camera (which they did it 'intentionally'), the movie was really good for a not-much-hype movie (not much advertistments right?). If you intend to watch it, please buy the last 2 rows of the seats. If not you might end up like a couple seating in front of us --> went out of the cinema after 45 minutes and never come back, or maybe like me --> nausea.
There are four types of soup you can choose from: Herbal soup, Ginseng chicken, Kimchi soup and tomyum soup. We took the tomyum soup and ginseng chicken soup. The tomyum was really spicy but it has no taste to it except spicy.Ginseng chicken soup was normal, no ginseng taste also.
Our raw ingredients for bbq. You can request them to change the soup and the hot plate to a new one if you want. There have a wide range of meat: chicken, beef, sotong, lamb etc all in few different flavours. I love the marinated beef that they offer, I forgotten what is the name of the beef, but i know all of it also tasted good. The best chicken was the bulgogi chicken, I ate quite a lot of it.
Fish balls and other ingredients for your steamboat. Calvin took a lot of lala (clams) for steamboat, the lala was full of sand. When he called the waiter to wash it, the waiter never come back with the plate of lala. I was wondering whether he understood what Calvin was trying to say.
All and all, it was quite ok for lunch or dinner. The only disadvantage is that the oil will fly here and there when you wanna barbeque your ingredients. So, do expect some stingy feeling on your hand when bbq-ing, nevertheless, the stingy just last one second only.
Similar concept with Restaurant Telepon, but Seoul Garden has air con and much condusive environment to dine in. Should give a try to this restaurant but cannot eat too often. One year once is ok.
They have another branch in One Utama, located near the Mong Kok Char Char Teng there. You have to walk straight into a quiet corner.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
"anyone need to buy mask? just to share with u guys i can get 1 box (50 pcs) at RM28. My office is using, or u guys can get cheaper then let me know loh..."
Fuiyoh! 50 pcs of mask for RM28? VERY CHEAP WO. 50 pcs of mask can last me for months, even I use it twice weekly, the box can last me 25 weeks = 6 months! Worth a try ma.
So, I texted her back:
"What brand is it? how many type of mask u have?" (Of coz I need to know the brand first right before I use it?)
A while later, I recieved this:
"not face 1 woh... is for mouth anti-virus 1... haha..."
This square is quite new and quite empty. When we were inside there, we walked on the ground floor, first floor then second floor (second floor has nothing) and we couldnt find iThai. At that moment, I hate myself for not doing enough research on this restaurant before I come. It was just a 2 storey building and is not that big, really impossible to locate a restaurant! The program just came out last week and it cant be closed down after that!
Then while waiting for Nikky to call his sis to surf the internet for this iThai, suddenly he pointed us to a banner stating: iThai has become Friendz. Swt! The sentence was so dem small ok. Ok, we found it after 15 minutes in that dem square.
When we walked into the restaurant, it was quite packed, and I felt a tense moment among the customers, so I surveyed their tables as I walked pass, most of them doesnt have food on their table yet. Erm...ok, I sensed something is really wrong that time. But I was super hungry already, cant find any other nice restaurant in that square.
We ordered at 8.45pm (which was AFTER peak hour already and I assumed the food would be served fast), and the food arrived at 9.45pm. Eat supper meh! Between that time, we saw a few tables complaining already. An aunty went and scolded the waiter. And I saw the boss (Yup, I saw him during ChuiLing's interview) walked here walked there, pretending to be busy and ignoring all our handwaves. What a lousy service, even the boss himself!
I ordered Som Tum as appetizer, and after 15 minutes, this waiter came out and told us it was finished, then I changed to Mango Kerabu, again after 10 minutes, he came out and told us it was finished. The third time I changed, he again came out after 5 minutes and told me it was finished. I was quite pissed at that time. And we ordered another meat dish.
Fried Kangkong (RM5.50). In the program, it was said that the kangkong was only RM4 per plate. When I looked at the menu, the have increased the price. Guess they increased the price after changing its name and AFTER the program aired on TV.
They charge 5% service charge. What the heck u mean by service charge??? There is no service at all! They served Nikky and boy boy's ice tea but never serve mine until I reminded them after 15 minutes. You raised your hand and no one bother to serve you! and you are charging service charge???
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Nicole belanja me makan. Thanks Nic!
Red dates with aloe vera (RM6.50).
Glutinous rice ball with ginger soup (RM5.50). It came with 6 huge rice ball with 2 type of flavours: Peanut and black sesame. Both also tasted really good. The ginger soup was really spicy. I prefer this version compared to one in My Honeymoon.
Restaurant Hong Kong
D-G-6, Jalan Metro Perdana,
Taman Usahwan, Kepong.
Jackie ordered soba as well (RM18). I think this restaurant likes to put lots of seaweed in their dishes le. Too much of it will make the soup have one kind of smell le.
Noodle soup with dumpling (RM12). The soup and noodle was nothing to shout about but the dumplings were really good. Lots of ginger slice in it.
While waiting for the food, I was playing with boy boy's phone.
Now since I am craving for Tong Yuen (Glutinous rice balls), we decided to try this new shop out - My Honeymoon. Its range for desserts were more than 200 types, the menu was quite thick as well, from cold to hot, you named it, they have it. But I wonder why no people in this restaurant, maybe too pricey for a dessert?
Tau Fu Fa with aloe vera (RM6). The tau fu fa was not really smooth but eaten with aloe vera, it tasted quite fresh. The portion was big as well. To me, the tau fu fa was not sweet enough.
3 sweetness glutinous rice ball (RM7). It came with 6 balls with 3 types of flavours: Peanut, black sesame and custard. The black sesame was the best among all. The other 2 really was bad. The glutinous rice ball was really soft and chewy. The ginger soup was not that 'spicy'.Will go back to try out the durian pancake since boy boy wanna eat it. We didnt take it that day coz we were going to watch GI Joe after that, will make the cinema smell of durian.
Pie Tee. The ingredients were ok but the chilli was not up to par. It tasted like KFC Thai Chilli sauce, which doesnt suits pie tee.
Sambal brinjals. Too oily le this dish and the sambal was not good.
At least this satisfy my Nyonya food craving. Now I am craving for Japanese food.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
But I warn you first, GSC One U Hall 9 seating arrangement sux big time. The screen was so high up and the seats were so straight until I have to tilt my head up and watch. My neck was super tired after watching it.
And the couple at the back of us don’t know do what until the girl kept on kicking my chair, dem her. Always I kena these type of uncivilized people in cinema. Wanna ‘play’ go out and ‘play’ la. If really wanna ‘play’ in cinema then don’t kick my chair for heaven’s sake. Idiots!
Ok, back to the movie. The movie was great, surprisingly. Maybe I didn’t have a lot of expectation and left my brain out. The movie was totally on par with Transformers I (not II) and Iron Man. It really doesn’t look like Terminators or mini-transfomers or Robocop. GI Joe has its own origin and its own weapons. Similar to Iron Man in a sense that the both the bad guys also a weapon maker. Similar to Robocop due to the ‘power suit’ that accelerates the Joes. Similar to Terminator because the cool gadgets. Other than that, nothing is in common.
Channing Tatum as Duke (lame character name). Erm, I don’t have many comments to say about him. He didn’t shine through the movie although he is the lead actor.
Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. He is one heck of a funny dude. He made the character look clumsy yet terror. With his own sense of humour, he did really good in this movie. I specifically remembered the one he and Duke are chasing for the baddies’ van with his ‘power suit’ on and crashed through the windows of the train, while Duke jumps over the train. I mean, literally he is funny when he is in his ‘power suit’ la. But him and Scarlett a couple (in the movie)??? Erm, looks strange to me.
Ray Park as Snake Eyes was so ‘yao yeng’ (macho). Too bad he covered up his face throughout the whole movie and didn’t even speak a word (Snake Eyes took a vow of silence after his master got killed). I super adore him as I love ninja! He is so cool! But I read from the web saying that Ray has to use more strength to move because his ‘suit’ was really hard, plus the thick gloves. Poor him.
Lee Byung Hun as Storm Shadow (Hmm, I think his nickname sound better than Snake Eyes), Snake’s rival. He performed really well too but I think he can act more evil than this. At least the character is not cover up. Their fighting scenes are choreographed really well, I opened my eyes big big with full concentration whevener these 2 characters fight. Kudos to the two kids (young Snake and young Storm) who fight brilliantly.
Rachel Nichols as Scarlett. I think all guys will look at her only coz her boobs are popping out. I like her fierry red hair though and I so gonna dye this color for my CNY (maybe not so red la, half tone of the red maybe). Scarlett is an Intelligent Expert in the team, when she talks about LOVE, she talks about quantum physics, how love cannot be quantified. SWT! Tough chick.
Sienna Miller as The Baroness. Woohoo, another babe to look out for coz her body is super hot! I think Sienna looks really good in dark brown hair rather than her original blond, her face features really shine through. She was also so ‘yao yeng’ with her two guns. Look at the speed she takes out the guns! Her specky is a must see too! Can be a sunglass as well as normal specs. So cool!
Look out for some cameo appearances in the movie. Did you spot Karolina kurkova??? Supermodel! One of Victoria Secret’s angels. Her look was really striking. Besides that, Brendan Fraser was there as Sergeant Stone (no wonder I thought he looks familiar), thinner a bit but his slang is still the same. Guess the director of The Mummy really like Brendan. Plus, the bad bald guy in The Mummy is in the movie too, the one who keep on whistling.
Pictures credited to www.movie.yahoo.com
This year, I have watched so many much-hyped movies (ie. Transformers II, HP6), and ended up so disappointed. As such, I left my brain out before going into GI Joe movie. I advise you to do so too. At the end, I enjoyed every single bits of this movie. This is a movie that satisfies my cravings for action-packed shows with some really good jokes and good gadgets. Best movie so far for this year.