June 25, 2009

Pan Mee @ Hou Mei Yuan

Pan Mee (flat flour noodle) @ Hou Mei Yuan near BJ complex has been the talk of Pan Mee lovers, acknowledge for it's home-made recipe from the mee to the sauce which complement the food perfectly.

If you are bored with dine-in restaurants and had enough of economy rice (like me), this is just the place to go! You can enjoy the alfresco setting of the cafe, peaceful ambience under the tall trees.

They serve from thin to thick, dry to soupy version of Pan Mee. All RM3.00 each for large. I tell you, the small portion is really not enough to eat, must at least order the large portion. These are some of the Pan Mee that we ordered.

Thick and dry

Thin and dry

Thick and soup

Homemade sauce

June 23, 2009

Glutinous Rice Dumpling


Have you ever eaten a Nyonya kee chang (nyonya glutinous rice dumpling) ? Nyonyas are famous for their strong taste bud and are strict towards the original taste of nyonya food. Though kee chang is not originated from the babas and nyonyas, but they are greatly influenced by the Chinese Culture too. Kk's grandmother is a Nyonya. I'm soo lucky to have the privilege to taste some of the authentic nyonya food like the otak-otak (direct translation -brains), as the dish resembles the brain, being soft and squishy) filled with fish (ikan kembung) and a type of leaf to add flavour to the paste. Ooh, i'm salivating..

Okay, come back to the dumplings. Ah-Ma @ Grandma made some dumplings for us as we told her we were coming home for a visit. Here's some of the pictures that i took before i lose control eating it up :p

It is normally filled with pork meat, water chestnut and duck egg yolk. Ah-Ma says the dumpling is not complete without these 3 main ingredient^^ I didn't have the chance to witness how she wrapped the dumplings.

My mom usually wrap it in a triangle shaped but never in a rectangular shape. So i guess the rectangular ones are much more difficult to wrap.

I took more interest in Baba & Nyonya's Culture after i watched The Little Nyonya from YouTube! I instantly fall in love of the drama series! You can start watching the 1st Episode HERE! Photos Courtesy of Mediacorptv!

Yue Niang @ Ju Xiang

Yu Zhu

Happy Belated DuanWu Festival Wishes to all!

June 9, 2009

My Wedding Website

If you wonder why it's been a while i haven't post up new food hunt of mine, then its because i'm busy preparing our wedding..Yes, Sakaigirl is getting MARRIED!! You are happy for me right!

Here's what i've been up to, if you would kindly drop your sincere wishes and encouragement for this new couple, visit us at www.mywedding.com/kokkeongkathy and sign in to our Guestbook^^

Hope you enjoy reading^^

May 27, 2009

Chia Yean Cafe

I first came here with kk's friend who came to Penang for holiday. David brought us here and we ate happily as the food is nice and the price is reasonable. It is situated just opposite the Penang Terminal Bus. Chea Yean Cafe offers Chu-Char in the evening. Nothing special, just a simple and fulfilling dinner. The portion is just nice for 3. This time we came here with Sin Yin.

We ordered Prawn Mantis fried with dried chili.

'Tie Pan Tou Fu' (Taufu in pan).

And vegetable.

The total bill for 3 person costs RM28.60. Then off we go rubbing our tummy..

May 20, 2009

Satay @ Teluk Kumbar

I came to Teluk Kumbar Seafood on Mother's Day as i heard my friend and other blogger have good comments about it. No i didn't come with my Mom as they are in my hometown, Sarawak.

From the airport, go straight until you see this old building just around the corner to Gertak Sanggul. Find a parking place near or opposite the buliding. Then take the road beside the bulding which you'll reach the beach.

Me and Kk came with Lip Giat, our 'daughter'... We reach around 6pm and the place is already flooded with customers.. We are lucky enough to find a table by the beach. Excited, i walk around and take pictures of the surroundings.. After 15 min, which is quite a long wait, we place our order.

I wanted to eat the satay from the satay stall opposite Teluk Kumbar Seafood, kk went to order 10 sticks.. Satay in early days only costs 30 cents and 50 cents the most, now its 70 cents.. So what, i still wanted to eat it :p

We sit and chat and waited patiently for the whole 1.5 hour! Thank goodness we had something before we came.. "a hungry men is always an angry men"

Here comes our dishes, we waited from evening till the sun sets and getting dark..lol.. I couldn't take good pictures of the dishes as the place is dim with no good lighting around.. i haven't got a good camera.. So i just manage to take some photos. The satay also comes at the same time as our dishes.. can you imagine how long is that?!

Despite the good comments, i found the food are so so only.. we ordered Lala, fried calamari, Kangkung fried with belacan and Butter Prawns..

Maybe we didn't order the famous crab and have a taste, or maybe the quality drops as there were too many customer to handle.. the whole experience was not good..

The satay is good! The chicken is juicy and well marinated!

I shall come here again when there are less people.. then i'll share with you the Teluk Kumbar Seafood posts.

What i learned:
1. Come during weekdays, they have good business especialy during weekends and public holidays, unless you come very early or you don't mind waiting...
2. The satay is good, should try it! Other is same as no 1.

May 4, 2009

2nd Scavenger Hunt @ Nicole B Photography

Hi friends, i found this Scavenger Hunt interesting, so i wana give it a try! If you wana knw more about it, do visits Nicole's blog!

FINALLY, i've COMPLETED the quest!!!!!!!YAY! So happy!! Thank you Nicole for the opportunity! Really got me to hunt for pictures^^

Here are my lists:

Wish me luck!
1) a souvenier from my colleague who went to Sabah

2) a fish - everyone taking their bath under the small fountain..except for the one fish that poses for the camera*

3) a religious building - Ong Si Thye Guan Tong

4) a fire department - Dial 999 for help when u need it^^ i wonder why they open the door so widely without anyone watching over..

5) a manhole cover

6) a postcard from my favourite movie song album.

7) water

8) a communication device - this is the fifth year of using this handphone

9) a Life event - I got the chance to witness my friend renounce to be a monk. This is the ceremony where he bow to pay respect to his parent for their permission and blessings. It is a very touching moment where the father shed tears of joy.. The later picture is the shaving of hair by his teacher, Kai En Shi Fu, whom he officially become the teacher's student. He is named Jue Guang Shi Fu.

10) a foreign stamp

11) a tree

12) the living space of a non-human

13) a street mirror

14) a decoration fixed on a house - welcome to my warm and happy house^^

15) a foreign flag -It's a Japanese flag, isn't it..

Think again :p my sculptor gel on a piece of A4 paper..haha..Thnx to my hero, Kk who help me find this foreign flag!

16) a fire - the blessings from people who care during my Engage Encounter weekend with my fiance

17) an antenna - malaysian supports Astro

18) a phone booth by the road

19) a 'verboten' sign- this is when there are some salesman come into our office without permission

20) a beach - a place where i can eat fresh seafood. Nyum nyum!

21) a cityscape, Komtar

22) something goofy - this fella's leg is really strong! It traveled for 20 min with our car, 5km from its origin under strong wind and high speed until the whole body vibrates but didn't let go...until we shoo it off..

23) carved statue in front of a temple

24) an eye - gee, who's beautiful eye is this?

25) something rural-hawkers washing plates