Monday, July 28, 2014

First Meal At Madam Kwan, 1 Utama

One of the reasons for cancelling my Singapore trip is because I have to go to Kuala Lumpur.... I have booked the Firefly in April, it was the cheapest rate then... but alas last minute, something propped up and my family had to drive down on Sunday.  I was quite worried about the jam but to my delight, going down south was a smooth journey but not the other way round.  Many cars were seen going up north instead...
Hope coming back to Ipoh will be as smooth too!
My first meal after touching down KL....
Met up with Madam Kwan for the first time... 
Must "acknowledge" the Madam Kwan before entering... right? 
hahahaha....
While waiting for the food...
Madam Kwan's special Nasi Lemak...
Fragrant to the fullest....
Their signature fried chicken...
Nasi Briyani with Fried Drumstick
And Rojak as desserts...
A satisfying meal.... 
To burn our calories, we lingered in 1Utama for some time... 
My girl is most happy to do that! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

BIG BAD WOLF In IPOH!

Oh.. oh... I missed the flight to the Lion City!
I was supposed to fly yesterday from Ipoh to Singapore at 4.50pm...
But I am still in Ipoh today... 
Why?
Because one of the reasons might be this..... 
Yes, The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is in IPOH!
How could I miss this Big Sale??
I joined in the crowd this afternoon.... 
Parking was not a problem... 
As soon as I arrived, there was one car coming out...
How blessed!

After reading so much about the Happenings in Facebook,
I was contemplating whether to go or not to go...
And the decision to come was finally made 
Singapore trip was hence cancelled... 
Believe it or not... hahahahaa...
Exaggerating here.... 
I spent quite some time here... 
Looking at the crowd... browsing through the books... 
Indeed they are very cheap... very irresistible..
But queuing up to pay is a problem...
They told me that it almost took an hour to pay....
Thank goodness I saw her....
She was queuing up...
And that gave me time for more "browsing!"
My minimized loot!
Really refraining from buying lots...
Well, BBW... I am finally Here!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Hakka Noodles In Hong Hin Old Town, Ipoh

I love to take my breakfast in this shop here in old town but I seldom have a chance to. The reason is that this shop is always "Full House".... Sometimes I will stand and wait for awhile but most times, I will land up in some other shops nearby.   This shop is called Hong Hin and it has been operating since 1970s.  I was working nearby then and the vendors were quite elderly.  But now it is being manned by a young couple and their mama. (I think)
On this particular morning, I saw a Caucasian making some enquiries at the stall... 
 
I overheard he asking what the ingredients are... fish?  How about this?  
And the young lady was patiently explaining to him despite the busyness...
We were sitting on the five foot way.... and from my angle, this building came into view...
Nice colonial building... now only I realize... 
Triangle shaped....
Just right opposite from where I am sitting
is the Goldsmith shop which has been operating many years ago.....
Soon my noodles arrived.... Hakka Mee!
Love all the spring onions...
And the normal "Liews" I normally order.... 
For the combination, it only cost RM3.20
We were a bit taken aback...
Now we know why this shop is always  crowded...
What is Cheap and Nice, the Ipohians will  be there!!

 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Algerian Plane Missing?

Oh No... Is that true?  I just got the news from my friend in watsapp.... missing plane again?  What is happening in our world these days?  One after another, the distressing and tragic news come...

I just googled about the Algerian plane and the following news from bbc.com.
  • An Air Algerie airliner has vanished en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers across the Sahara
  • Flight AH5017 had 110 passengers on board, including some 50 French citizens, as well as six Spanish crew members
  • The plane was chartered from Spain's Swiftair
  • UN officials suggest the plane may have come down in north-eastern Mali in bad weather 
I hope it is false alarm... it is not true... just too much to handle all at once...
The more I read online, the sadness begin to grow deeper and if I don't hold myself back, I feel I can just burst into tears thinking about them.   At that moment of time, I tore myself from dwelling further.... I feel I am getting old...

Too much sad news...

I tell myself... Treasure our love ones... be them parents, siblings, spouses, kids....
We never know how much we can be with them....
Do not hold grudges with anyone... life is not worth feeling unforgiving....

I miss my kids.... going to call them now...




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Vegetarian Meal For Two In Home Recipe Cafe, Ipoh

I love food but I confess that I am not a "Big Portion" eater ... unbelievable but true... *serious*... Normally I don't take a lot especially during dinner time.  I believe in having a good and heavy meal for breakfast... then something light for lunch and not so heavy during dinner.

Sometimes I opt for a meat-less meal and there is one vegetarian shop which I like to do for dinner.  It is called Home Recipe Cafe or in Mandarin, it is written as "One Family" cafe...

My friend and I are small eaters.... so we ordered these to share among both of us....
One plate of curry vegetarian rice to be shared by both of us.... :)
We ordered a plate of eggplants with basil leaves... 
Sounds good... tastes great!
My friend chose this dish...
She said something fanciful that she has not tried before...
Neither did I.....
Beancurd (Taufoo Pok) stuffed with cooked sengkuang at bottom and alfalfa as toppings... 
There are 4 pieces in one plate... just nice for the two of us...
I would like to order this dish again..
The cooked sengkuang inside adds to the sweetness.. 
Overall, the bill came to RM24...
I really would like to come by here again.... 


Here is the address:
5, Medan Ipoh 1D, 
Medan Ipoh Bistari, 
Ipoh Garden, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Royal Ipoh Club With Two Foodie Bloggers

Elin and I had lunch with Cheah, another Ipoh food blogger whom we have known for several years now. Cheah hails from Ipoh too and she has a food blog called nofrillsrecipe. I know her through Elin... both of them are good in cooking and baking. As the saying goes, "Birds from the same feather flock together." But I guess I am the "odd" one out.... I only know how to taste..  hahahaa... 
We came here for our lunch... Ipoh Royal Club.....
There were only three tables occupied... maybe due to fasting period...
So what did we order....
Cheah ordered Wan Tan Noodles in egg gravy....RM5.50
Elin also ordered Asian food... Fried meehoon... RM5.00
And.... Yes...
I am the Odd one... I ordered a Western set lunch...
Fresh vegetable soup with a crispy garlic bread toast....
I like it with lots of toasted garlic...
My set consists of a "Minute Steak" with "Bombay Sauce"
Tasted something like satay sauce....
Desserts as shown above and I ordered coffee...
Since I am not a coffee lover, it was passed over to Elin....
My set lunch cost RM13....
Well, the food is nothing much to shout-about....
It is the company that counts...
There is no human picture...
Cos the two ladies were just too shy....
Perhaps next time...  :)

 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Reanaclaire's Homecooked Meal

I did some marketing on Saturday and these were what I bought in town ... and my sister whooped up a perfect meal with the stuff that I got for her....
300gms of mixed fish cum meat paste mixed with some minced meat...
Bought in Leong Sin Nam shop...
RM2 of okra with some leftover beancurd....
And of course my so-called "hakka dish" and herbal soup boiled with "old chicken"
Our dinner comes to a cost of around RM25 for 5 persons...
Moral of story:  Very much cheaper to cook at home..
No doubt about that...
The problem is...
Reanaclaire is lazy.... at times... 
OK, MOST TIMES.....