• Food haven, Subang Jaya

    Julia met her biological mother during Chinese New Year, and on the way home, we went over to Mei Sek Subang Jaya for brunch. Mei Sek is always heavily patronised with no table available. And, no one is there to direct the traffic for seats. So you are on your own. However, being Malaysian, we will always ask politely, “Can we share the table with you?” A nice family of three offered us the seats. They asked if I am Japanese or Korean, I said, “Chinese,” “Oh, you from Singapore?” she asked. “Malaysian Chinese, born here.” I smiled. That was how the conversation started with then the family told us…

  • Simple Greenery Lunch Venue

    Great food, is always hidden from the main attraction. ‘Keong Ko’ or ‘强哥’ has been at where he is with his wife for like 20 plus years. A stall hidden in some place in Old Klang Road, some where on the Lorong Jugra, on a hill of Taman Desa, is where most weekends we will be for lunch, or brunch. We were first introduced by our dear friend at cell group, Spike Selva, he took us there for late breakfast after a morning prayer walk in Taman Desa and surrounding area, like 15 years or more back. Then we went there to discovered our dear dentist and dental surgeon, Dr.…

  • Charming town, some chose to screw you

    Love visiting older towns, simply of the old charms which we do not find in the newly developed cities. Whenever we can, we will make some time to explore places in places we visit. Jalan Dolby, Johor Bahru is quite a charming town. It is really close to the Johor-Singapore causeway, so you can expect many Singaporeans here. We parked our car nearby most of the banks and walked about. Searching for something to eat, since dinner was still some time away. Retna suggested we go to Hua Mui, supposedly famous for western food and Hainan cuisine. There is nothing much to share here, since the food was flat normal.…

  • 你来, 汝来

    Have passed by Nilai many times, coming here, never. So I was there with the twins, as they were attending workshops in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) over the weekend. Of course I would take the opportunities to explore the town, through the chatting with the local as well as photography. We had some ok-ish food in Nilai.  Our colleagues told us plenty of food here, I Google-d, found some, but not the sort I like. So the weekend when we were in Nilai was also the time of the university convocation. I did not see many parents around, thought I could photograph them there.  In fact I seen none.…

  • Raya Open House as Main Contest Prize

    Kimball invited Celebrity Chef Fikree and paid a visit to the home of the grand prize winners for their latest Raya contest bearing scrumptious feast using recipes from their campaign ‘Kimball Mudah dan Lazat, Hati Terpikat’. Kimball organized a “Win A Raya Feast with Celebrity Chef Fikree” to reach out and reward loyal Kimball consumers for their continuous support towards Kimball, especially during this festive season. This also gives the winners a chance to invite their family and friends over to enjoy a Kimball Raya feast without the stress of organizing one. The two loyal Kimball consumers who won themselves a memorable Kimball feast with Celebrity Chef Fikree were En…

  • #dirtymee #inconsistent #hardtomaintaingood

    Dirty Mee, a famous eatery in Lukut, before I continue, you are wondering the name. “Dirty?” you would ask. “Yes.  Nothing to do with the cleanliness of the place nor the food.” I would reply. Dirty Mee 拉渣面 was originally a stall setup next to a garbage dump.  The noodle was so famous, hand made, something like wan tan noodle, but not the same.    拉渣 means dirty.  Because the stall was next to the garbage, so it is called that, as easy to remember. Could be mistaken as Pan Mee, again no. However, the texture is more like wan tan noodle, I would say. We have been here before.…

  • Lukut before PD

    With the many things twins have to bring back to school, I offered them a ride back to their hostel on Sunday evening. We stopped by 1 place recommended by the school’s principal for quick bite. Over the school holiday, the very nice principal recommended few food places in Lukut and Port Dickson, I have passed by some of them, never knowing that the hidden germs these places are (ha ha). So, we were at Ah Boy Siew Yok (roast pork), which was just opened when we got there.  I could see some parents and students from twins school already there (how fast!). Waited in line patiently to order the…

  • Tasting one of the best restaurants in Asia

    I once made a reservation with gaggan in Bangkok, and was told the reservation has to be made via its website, which I did, then received no reply.  Called and was told needed 3 months advance notice.  We went to taste Michelin-starred dim sum, noodle etc instead in Hong Kong. So I tried to make reservation with Ministry of Crab, not as bad, but I was told my reservation was too early (3 months), which they normally handle 30 days in advance. Well, you know what, I decided not to make the reservation, and will just try our luck with the helpful service team of UGA Residences. Guess what, the…