Saturday, July 16, 2011

Organic Lunch [Cantonese Rice-Pancake Soup, Kong Nam Mee] @ Medifoods Organic Restaurant SS18 Subang Jaya

Date: 16 July 2011
Place: Medifoods Organic Restaurant, SS18 Subang Jaya
Dish: Cantonese Rice-Pancake Soup, Kong Nam Mee, with free soup and dragon fruits each.
Price: Cantonese Rice-Pancake Soup (RM9.50), Kong Nam Mee (RM10.50)

Mom loves anything organic, and that includes organic meals. She starts her day with exercise almost everyday, hence it is no wonder that she enjoys eating anything that is healthy and wholesome!

Once a while for lunch, she would head to her favourite organic restaurant at SS18 for a meal. On Saturdays when I am not working, I would sometimes trail along.

Today's lunch menu choice was Kong Nam Mee for mom, and Cantonese Rice- Pancake Soup for me. Over the years,  I have seen a welcomed improvement in their menu, with more dishes to choose from.

Would I recommend this place? Yes definitely! The food is healthy, yet tasty :-) By healthy, I mean that it has been cooked with ingredients that are free from synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, and  chemical food additives!

P/S: Did I also mention that they serve organic fruits and soup for free with every dish that you order? :-D


Kong Nam Mee (RM10.50)

Cantonese Rice-Pancake Soup (RM9.50)


Address:  
Medifoods Organic Restaurant
59 Jalan SS 18/6, 
47500 Subang Jaya, 
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 603 5636 5338

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lam Mee @ May Keng Cafe, Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Date: 14 May 2011
Place: May Keng Cafe, Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Dish: Lam Mee, Hor Fun (Kuey Teow Soup), Fried Dumplings, Soya Drinks
Price: RM25.30 for 3 persons
 
My better-half just completed his routine yearly medical check-up and it was still half way to lunch time. His mom suggested May Keng Cafe which was famous for its Lam Mee, at Taman Serdang Perdana. Apparently, this is a branch of the famous outlet of the same name at Jalan Pudu.

Lam Mee is not one of those dishes that I particularly fancy, as I have not come across any that lives up to my expectation. Lam Mee is basically made up of noodles, in thick sauce, garnished with prawns,  and pork or chicken slices. I was bent on trying the Lam Mee at May Keng Cafe as it was highly recommended.

Between the three of us, we ordered two Lam Mee, one Kuey Teow Soup, and some fried dumplings and soya drinks. I must say that I do find the Lam Mee here tasty, and would not hesitate to recommend this place to Lam Mee lovers. There is something about the noodle used,  tasted like home-made.

So, if you happen to be around here, or just suddenly crave for Lam Mee, do give this place a try! :-)


Lam Mee (RM6)

Hor Fun (Kuey Teow Soup) (RM6)

Fried Dumpling (RM3.90)

Address:
No 1-1, Jalan SP 2/4 Taman Serdang Perdana Seksyen 2
43300 Seri Kembangan,
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 8943 8070

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Green Tea Cake and Hazelnut Sesame Cake from RT Pastry, Subang Jaya

Date: 11 May 2011
Place: RT Pastry, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Dish: Green Tea Cake and Hazelnut Sesame Cake


After dinner tonight, I suddenly had a craving for cakes. My obvious choice for cakes is RT Pastry (always!). We drove to the branch in SS15, Subang Jaya and saw a crowd inside, which is a normal daily scene in the bakery. That just shows how much people love this bakery. I have tried their cakes, pastries and breads, and love all of them! RT Pastry really lives up to its slogan as being "The Best Pastry House in Town". I am pretty sure that once you try it, you will agree with me on this :-)

Check out their website --> http://www.rtpastry.com 
 You can also find them on Facebook!


Green Tea Cake & Hazelnut Sesame Cake


Address:
B6-G, Jalan SS 15/4D,
47500 Subang Jaya, 
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel:+603 5621 6758

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Toasted Chicken Cutlet Sandwich and Beef Bacon, Sausage, Eggs & Toast Breakfast @ Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie

Date: 7 May 2011
Place: Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie, off Jalan Imbi Kuala Lumpur
Dish: Toasted Chicken Cutlet Sandwich; Beef Bacon, Sausage, Eggs & Toast; Appricot Sunrise and loads of other pastries!
Price: RM103.25 (5 persons)

One of my childhood friend was back home for holiday with her hubby. She has not been to Levain, hence I decided to bring them here for a catch-up session over breakfast:-)

Each time I am here, it is always full of people. If you want to get a seat immediately, you should come very early, else you will need to wait a while. This eating place is housed in a two-storey bungalow house, and the decor is French-like and it gives one the feeling of eating somewhere in Paris :-). It serves mostly bread and pastries, but also have lunch and dinner sets on its menu. You can check out their website for their menu --> www.levain.com.my

The ambience is nice, though a little packed with people, and their food is ok. Apparently, their bread and pastries are baked over a traditional stone oven.

If you have not been to this place, I would recommend that you try at least once, especially when you want that different feel while enjoying your meal! :-)

Toasted Chicken Cutlet Sandwich (RM8)

Beef Bacon, Sausage, Eggs & Toast (RM9.50)
The many varieties of pastries and bread that we tried! :-)
Beef Bacon, Sausage, Eggs & Toast (RM9.50)


One of my All-Time Favourite- Appricot Sunrise (RM5.90)


Address:
Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie
No. 7, Jalan Delima,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Tel: +603 2142 6611
Websitewww.levain.com.my
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am - 9pm


Dinner- Port Village Seafood @ Port Klang

Date: 7 May 2011
Place: Port Village Seafood @ Port Klang
Dish: 'Kam Heong' crab 1.5 kg, Nyonya 'Hong Chou' fish, Kailan, Tofu, Mantis prawn in 'Kung po' style
Price: RM 206 for 5 persons

It was agreed that tonight would be Seafood for dinner. If you live in Klang Valley, and looking for good places for Seafood, a must-mentioned place would definitely be Port Klang.

The journey to Port Klang was one pleasant drive (thanks to my brother-in-law), with beautiful sunset scene as we neared our destination.

As we turned into the parking lot of Port Village Seafood, one could see many cars already parked there, which is quite reassuring, as it means that this place is popular, and after a long km drive, you wouldn't want to be disappointed on what will await you (well for me at least, and even though I am not the driver, haha!).  I was quite surprise with how fast the service is, considering the number of people and tables. And yes, the food was fantastic!

This was my first time here, but was told that sometimes you could see a huge ship passing by. That must be a really amazing scene, I mean how often do one see something like that, especially while you are enjoying your dinner!

In short, this is a highly recommended place. With a warm and satisfied tummy, we made our drive back.. and the drive was well worth it...  :-)
   

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"Kam Heong" crab


"Mantis" Prawn

"Tofu"

"Kailan"

The array of dishes

Live fishes


Port Village Seafood 
 
The beautiful sunset
 
Address: 
Lms-A-12800 Tanjung Harapan
42000 Port Klang
Selangor

Tel:
603 3176 4530
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday:11am - 3pm and 5.30pm - 11pm
Weekends and public holidays: 11.30am - 11pm


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Light Snack- Egg & Mushroom Omelette @ Home

Date: 22 April 2011
Place: Home Sweet Home
Dish: Egg & Mushroom Omelette



It was one of those nights when you feel like having a snack, and don't feel like driving out to eat. This snack is a super easy healthy dish to prepare, anytime of the day :-) There are so many variations of this dish, and I have chosen one recipe that is closest to the one prepared below (from http://www.mrbreakfast.com/).

Happy Cooking :-)






Mushroom And Herb Omelet
(2 servings)    

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh mushrooms -- sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley -- chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • basil or thyme -- finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
In small bowl, wisk together eggs and spices. Set aside.

In a medium skillet at just above medium heat, sauté the mushrooms in half the butter (1 teaspoon) until tender; set aside.

In same skillet, melt half of the remaining butter (1/2 teaspoon). Pour half of the egg mixture into skillet. Cook, lifting edge to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath. When almost set, spoon half of the mushrooms over half of the omelet. Fold other half over the mushrooms; slide onto a serving plate.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.

This recipe has roughly 8 grams of carbohydrates.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dinner- Fish Fillet Thai-style & Chicken Burrito @ Padi House

Date: 17 April 2011
Place: Padi House @ Equine Park
Dish: Fish Fillet Thai style & Chicken Burrito with Jasmine Tea
Price: RM31.05

This is one of the place where you will always be satisfied with the food and ambience, except for maybe the slow service. Serving both western and local food, you will have more than enough choice of food and drinks that you can order. Our choice for the day was Fish Fillet (Thai-styled) and Chicken Burrito and drink was Jasmine Tea. With nice music playing in the background, and relaxing ambience, and satisfying food, it is a highly recommended place to go, especially for those staying around Equine Park.


Fish Fillet Thai-Styled

Chicken Burrito

Jasmine Tea

A beautiful sight on the way back...

Address:
Padi House
No 34 Jalan Equine 9C
Jalan Putra Permai
43300 Seri Kembangan
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 8941 0713

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dinner- Spaghetti Bolognese Beef @ Home

Date: 16 April 2011
Place: Home Sweet Home
Dish: Spaghetti Bolognese- Beef (Home-Cooked)

As you can see, I must love pasta a lot as my second post is also on pasta, but this time it is Spaghetti Bolognese (beef), home-cooked by me for the independent testers i.e. dad, mom, sis, brother-in-law, and bf :-). I hardly cook (maybe rarely is a better word!), so I am particular proud when I do cook (therefore I am including also the picture of the table-setting). As you can see below, I also prepared the salad and garlic bread. Not in the picture is the wild mushroom soup still boiling in the kitchen:-)

This is also another easy dish to cook for pasta and meat lovers.


The thick pasta sauce still cooking in the pot...

My spaghetti bolognese..


My table setting..


I found a rather simple recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese from http://www.foodnetwork.com/, and hope you can try it too:

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound ground chuck beef
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano

Directions

In a large skillet heat the olive oil. When almost smoking, add the onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until the onions become very soft, about 8 minutes. Add the celery and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. Raise heat to high and add the ground beef. Saute, stirring frequently and breaking up any large lumps and cook until meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, parsley and basil and cook over medium low heat until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper. This will take approximately 1/2 hour. Finish bolognese with Pecorino Romano.


Enjoy:-)

My Food Journal

My food blog was finally born today, the 16th of April. Its birth was almost 2 months' overdue, due to various reasons, procrastination being one of them! Haha :-)

The idea really came from my better-half who knows well my love for writing, which if given the chance, I would love to do full time. Most weekends are spent scouring places to satisfy the palate, so what better way to record my food journey in a blog, allowing me to pursue my writing needs in a fun way!

In the end, it is not just the meal but also the company that you are having it with that makes the meal good, like enjoying the food with your family and friends :-)

I am thankful to be blessed with food all the time, and especially living in a country where you can practically find food anytime of the day!

To keep my first post short and sweet, let me welcome you into my food journal, my journey with food and lots of good memories in between! Bon Appetite..

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dinner- Seafood Aglio Olio @ Home

Date: 15 April 2011
Place: Subang Jaya
Dish: Seafood Aglio Olio (Home-Cooked)

I was craving for pasta, Italian-styled today, and I got just that and more, since it was home-cooked, with love :-) The dish is none other than the classic Seafood Aglio Olio!

Aglio Olio is a classic pasta dish that consists of two main ingredients i.e. garlic and olive oil, as you can see below. Surprisingly,  this is a rather easy  and quick dish to prepare, and really worth a try.

Heating up garlic in olive oil..

Clams and fresh prawns are then fried in the oil..

Seafood Aglio Olio 

 For those who wish to try this out, below is the recipe which I got from http://en.petitchef.com/.

Ingredients:
100g of preferred pasta
25g of scallops
75g of prawns
50g of squids
100g of clams
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
5 tablespoons of olive oil
Black pepper
Salt

Preparation:
Cook pasta according to the instructions at the back of the packaging.
Set aside and drain.
Heat 5 tablespoons of oil in a pan and stir fry the minced garlic under low heat till golden brown.
Toss in the seafood.
Season with salt and pepper when the seafood is done.
Return the cooked pasta to the pan and toss well with the seafood.
Add in grated cheese. (optional)
Serve immediately.

Happy Cooking! :-)