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Sunday lunch

I’ve been craving for Korean BBQ for the longest time.

Where I live, there are a few well known Korean BBQ restaurants which are good. Oneof them is this shop called Korean House in SS2. That’s where we went.

I love the kimchi soup there, not too spicy, and enough sourness in it.
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I particularly look forward to their side dishes (banchan, ??).
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Korean restaurants are so generous with banchan, they keep refilling them for free. It’s a culture thing. Love the kimchi, and the lotus roots especially. And so colourful.

And they always serve either some pancake or steam egg dish,  and they will say it’s their complimentary dish. We got the steam egg this round.
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This dish – kimchi rice cake, is a must try. Expensive dish RM30 for a plate with no meat (just fish cakes), but it’s something different. I usually don’t order this but decided to have it this round. Super delicious as I was super hungry, but my personal preference would be to have it slightly more spicy!
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Here are the bbq dishes.
Duck
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and pork.
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By far this is one of the Korean restaurant I know that serves bbq duck. This one that came was overcooked! It would have been fantastic if it was done medium rare.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed my meal so much and we even had some leftovers for my friend’s dog Jacky!

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My candlelight sushi dinner- No electricity!

Last Sunday, around 2pm our electric fuse tripped. We did a plug point check to eliminate the problem area, but the fuse kept tripping. Probably due to too many trips, the spring in the fuse spoilt; hence no electricity. No wiremen was available on Sunday, so we had to spend the rest of our Sunday without electricity (which meant no wifi, unable to charge our tablets/laptops/handphones, no air conditioning, no hot water).

Being in this era, and very pampered and dependent on modern technology; having no electricity was a torture to me. I felt so bored with nothing to do and uncomfortable – I cannot sew as my sewing machine require electricity, I cannot crochet as it was too dark under candlelight, it was too warm I felt so uncomfortable, mosquitoes everywhere because there was no air conditioning and we had to open the windows… the whole evening and night was just disasterous! I did not sleep well, in fact I don’t think I slept! Everyone else at home didn’t sleep well too, and poor Scout was panting the whole night long.

Anyway, here’s something which was the only satisfying thing for me that day…
My candlelight dinner.
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The next day, we had to “borrow electricity” from our neighbour to charge our handphones!!! The wireman could not come until 3pm but thank goodness everything was solved by the time I return from work :). Thank you God for electricity.

 

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Bear Paw Dog Paw

Scout’s paw :)

Last weekend, I went to this cafe called Bear Paw Cafe. It’s one of those Taiwanese inspired kinda cafes (except this one don’t serve pork, because in my experience Taiwanese restaurants always specialised in pork dishes).
What I liked most is their bread. It’s soft because it is made using rice flour (the “pau” type) and steamed.

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The bread is shaped like a paw with a paw print on top.

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There are some choices of fillings and sauces, and even what the bread is made of (flavours added into the rice flour) like pumpkin, brown sugar, milk, etc.

I had Hawaiian Chicken (recommended by the server), of which the chicken was fried, oozing hot, crispy and dripping with thousand island sauce. Added on a piece of pineapple, but the server forgot to add it in (bad first impression hah!). The bread was brown sugar flavored. Overall nice.

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They serve those teas+fruit combination drinks, again Taiwanese inspired, which is very common in Klang Valley area these days. I didn’t like my Lemon Oolong tea. Too sweet and too sour at the same time >_<

This satisfied my urge to try this “burger”. Read some reviews online and most said it’s a must try, so I did. It’s worth a try, whether or not you will go back again it’s up to you. I might when I feel like having bread.. burger.. hmmm… would be better if they served pork!

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desserts…

Spell DESSERTS the other way around… it spells STRESSED.
Yes, lately I am feeling very very stressed with my day job. So much to do, new assignment, new colleugue to work with. I’m getting old, my learning curve is not as steep as previously, I’m a bit slow lately :P. Oh well!

These helped a lot! Thank God business trips comes with great buffet choices!
yummy desserts

yummy desserts

yummy desserts

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pop tarts for breakfast

Have you ever tried Pop Tarts?
Well, if you live in the US, you must know it. I am told this is super famous in the US especially as a breakfast food.

I recently was introduced to this by a friend, and yes! It is delicious but a tad bit too sweet. I can only fathom a few bites of it at one time.

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Smores is my favourite!
Is it really a healthy breakfast meal? Hmmmm… too much sugar…. ooo definitely not! I’m surprised because Kellogg’s brand usually carry products which are relatively high in protein, low sugar and low fat. Hmmm…oh well…

Only certain shops here in KL carry this (probably that’s why I don’t know about it). Try it!

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My current favourite brunch place

This is another of my favourite brunch place – Touche in Section 17. I go there after Mass on Sundays.. and have been there a few times now since Chinese New Year.
What I like is the cooling environment, and that it is easy to get a parking space. Not too crowded.

Big big breakfast set.
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Croissant with bacon strips.
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This was their Charcoal burger. I had this because that day when we went to celebrate my Sister’s birthday, we were late (past 11am) and they stop serving breakfast sets. Anyway, no regrets. Though I must caution that their lamb chops (Dad had it) was not so good. Their meat choice was too tough and too much bone.
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My absolute favourite pastry is… Touche
I don’t know what they call this, but it’s lots of nuts with caramel on a very crispy filo pastry. Yum !!! Cannot have enough of this. Two mouthfulls and it’s gone.

I’ve always like cheese and mushroom. Decided to try this bread. Not too bad.
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Ok, now I sound like I’m making a review of this place. Not intentionally, but if it brings good customers to this place, no harm. :)

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Japanese food

Hello all, lately, with Chinese New Year and birthdays celebrations, I’ve been eating out a lot. I’ve noticed a trend… me and my family and friends will frequent the same restaurants the moment we decided we like that place. It will go on for months, until we find another restaurant we like.

Recently, we have been going to this Japanese restaurant in Isetan called Tonkatsu. All their main dishes are fried stuff (which I love), and pork mostly (which i loveeeeeeee).

These are photos of our first visit. The porks comes in a couple of sizes (by weight) and there are two types of pork – fillet or loin. Fillet is lean meat. Loin has a layer of oil. I like the loin, it’s not to dry to eat. The black sauce is miso paste (bean paste).
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These are photos of our second visit… because I realised I didn’t take photos of the multi grain rice and miso soup. The miso soups is super delicious, can be slight salty but it was absolutely delicious. It is red miso soup with pork. There were mushroom and herbs in them too.

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japanese soup & mix grain rice

The miso soup was what inspired this homecooked miso soup dish.
Homecooked miso soup & potato dish

We visited the restaurant a third time within these 2 months, and I brought my Parents along. Unfortunately, it was not their cup of tea. Haha… but nevertheless I had a great dinner!

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Cooking mode – Chick-kut-teh

I am into my cooking mode. All I can think about is to cook different dishes of yummie Asian (mainly Chinese-Nyonya) food.

Yesterday was soup day, and I made Chick-kut-teh. Originally it is called Bak-kut-teh (pork bone tea soup) and cooked with pork meat. However, because I don’t have pork at home, I used chicken meat instead, hence Chick-kut-teh. Yes, I used a pre-mixed as the soup base *guilty*, but added additional spices like dang gui (angelica sinesis), goji berries, mushroom, etc. to ummph up the taste.

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Today, if I get home early from work, I will make a potato dish!

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Mille Crepe

I got this photo up in my flickr for sometime now, but haven’t got to blog about it.

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Well, the only thing I must say is that IT IS REALLY YUMMY !!!!!!!

Made at home, by my sister. It’s her first try, and it took her ages to get the crepe thin and just the right size and texture. She succeeded!

Super soft, super nice! The cream and custard… words cannot describe…

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So what are you baking today?

I have plans to make a strawberry cake soon!

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it’s all stress induced

My recent food finds…

Yummy pizza from Canadian Pizza. They are both vegetarian, since we had it on a Friday. One is cheesy something, i can’t remember. The other is the mushroom something, i can’t remember also 😛
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This is my late night rendezvous last Friday at Secret Recipe, while waiting to pick my cousin up from Sentral. Strawberry chocolate cake.
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And this was my dinner on one of the days last week. Japanese set at Sakae. Lovely!
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I realised these are all stress induced. One more thing… I forgot to mention in my giveaway winner post yesterday was…. who won which prize…

So here it is:
Snoodles – Laundry
jmniffer – Ice cream
Laura Pearce – animal

:-)