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Yesterday Once More - Reminisce

ICE CREAM ADDICT...  And I think I need to slow down.... Instead of going out for desserts, I bought a small tub of La Creme just for "emergency."  LOL...  Anyone remember Cold Storage Snack Bar?  That was in the 1960s, 70s and I stayed near the Cold Storage in town.  Those days money was very tight, I remember I could only see other people enjoying ice cream in the snack bar instead of having one myself.  NO money to even go in except for very rare occasions, which is perhaps once per year.... not sure who gave the treat, but I do remember savoring the chicken wings until the very last... even the soft bones were not spared!  LOL .... Those were the days...  Now.... it is a different story.  We can afford but the quality is not the same anymore like those years ago.  NO more Cold Storage snack bar thus no more creamy ice cream and fried chicken wings which I could still remember too well the taste.... funny, I could forget who and who but I could still remember very well the

Affogato Is The Name

FELL IN LOVE....     My first time trying Affogato was in Arabica Estate in Penang... I did not know there is such delightful dessert invented until two years ago.  Since interstate traveling is not allowed since the beginning of this year, I thought that was it, forget about that dessert.  I did not know Ipoh has this Affogato till I visited New Sun Yin Loong at AEON, Falim. How happy I was when I saw their menu offering two scoops of vanilla ice cream with a small cup of coffee for only RM5.90!  Amazing price, right?  Never mind about the texture, for this price, I don't mind enjoying this Affogato whenever the opportunity arises.    No sharing this time... LOL...  This is mine.....  Ok, this is it....  1...2... 3.... Action! OOOPPPSSS......  Was my hand shaking?   My friend took over....  Slow and Steady.... Done and eaten too! I like their vanilla ice cream...  Not too sweet and with the coffee, I really like it! I think this is the only way I love coffee...  Coffee on Ice Crea

Pak Kong Chicken Rice Is On Grab

BACK TO GRAB.... for yesterday, I started ordering food again after a long lapse.  I scrolled the apps to check whether there are any newly added restaurants, filtering for "chicken rice." .... LO and Behold, the name of this shop made my day... Pak Kong chicken rice!   This shop is located in town and normally has a long queue, so it is a wonderful surprise to see it listed in the Grab app now.  Quickly I scrolled to see the menu and unfortunately, no promo code for this shop.  Never mind, I carried on with the order and ended up paying RM7.80 for one packet of steamed chicken rice and RM6.50 for "chap choy."   While waiting, I made myself busy in the kitchen, prepared the soup of the day... Radish with pork ribs.  Dumped them in the smart cooker and within 30 minutes, the soup is ready!  I really love my fast and smart cooker... LOL... By then, my lunch reached my house....  No plastic containers... They used oil paper.... I like! What I don't like is the chic

Dinner At Wong Shing, Falim

FRIDAY GATHERING.... and that was last week before Ipoh was "infected" ... we went for dinner at Wong Shing in Falim.  I guess our Friday dinners will be put on hold as of tomorrow till the cases have died down again.  With the many messages on whatapps, we do not know whether to believe them or not, but it is wise to be more cautious and not to go out as much as possible as before.   Back to my post, we ordered five dishes for the six of us....  Steamed fish with Nyonya sauce....  Braised pork with beancurd skin....  Braised yam with pork belly.... Crispy fried lotus and french beans sauteed with salted eggs...  Another dish of greens... Nai Bak....  And the total bill came to around RM125....  Another yummy dinner and after this,  I do not know when we will meet again...  Stay safe, friends!

Sunbathing At Polo Ground And Villas Chicken Rice

SUNBATHING... but definitely not me.... LOL...  Went for a morning walk at the Polo ground around 9 in the morning.  This is the time where most early risers have left the grounds by then and that is when Reanaclaire make her appearance.  I am not a early riser and I heard that the morning sun around 9-10am is the best time to get Vitamin D also known as the "Sunshine Vitamin."   Eer... am I right? Anyway, sunshine or not, I wore a cap, sunglasses, rub lots of sunblock lotion on my face and hands and the walk begins and ends in less than 45 minutes.  LOL... Walked around the lake several times to check out monitor lizards and turtles... and on this day, the turtles were sunbathing......  Three's A Company....  Family of three...  or is it one male with 2 females? Or one female with two males?? No time to find out....  One splashed into the water when I went near....  Leaving two....  And the nearer I went.... all disappeared into the water.... Sigh... I think I have spoi

Canning Cluster And Morning Salad

I SPOKE TOO SOON.... Ipoh is now back in red zone again! This time there is a cluster and isolated cases involving at least more than 50 people and messages keep coming in citing the danger zone places.  Canning Estate cluster is the latest one....  Guess I have to stay inactive for the time being and start filling up my empty freezer again.  This morning the market was more quiet than usual, shops were closed around my area, maybe Tuesday is the usual off-day for the eatery stalls.  Done up two dishes this morning and they will be my lunch and dinner for the day.....  My last batch of salad for the morning....  This packet of salad has a small container of quinoa...  And as usual, I added in grapes and assorted peanuts.... Drenched it with Kewpie roasted sesame.... Toasted two pieces of bread with garlic spread.... And one meal is accomplished.... 

Roti Tissue And Mama Kim For The Day

STARTED OFF THE SUNDAY MORNING  with Roti Tissue... what??  Yes, an unhealthy start off on a Sunday morning.  Reaching the coffee shop in Ipoh Garden South, I did not know what to order, noodles, nasi lemak, western breakfast... and then I saw an Indian stall doing all kinds of Roti.  So many to choose from and I ended up ordering this.....  Waited half an hour for this "pyramid" to come to my table.... RM3.... Yes, sugary... not so healthy... but very crispy....  Eaten with lentil gravy....  In the evening, my friends came to pick me up for dinner.  Ahhh... this time it is a healthier meal compared to my breakfast.... Mama Kim is the name, quite a popular place cos when we left at around 7pm, there was quite a crowd waiting outside the premises.   One of my friends love Baked Cheese Rice.... RM14.90 I don't.... I cannot accept cheese on rice....  But she loves it tremendously! I tried a bit.... no, I still cannot accept...  LOL...  Another friend ordered hot pumpkin soup

Dinner At Kopitiam Mun Soon, Ipoh

ANOTHER LAZY EVENING... I did not cook and instead I went out with my friends for dinner at Mun Soon Kopitiam in Taman Boon Bak.  It has been a long while since my last visit to this place for dinner.  Their SOP was quite strict, I noticed.   The open air corner shop has a long chain barring anyone from entering, there is a staff waiting behind the chain and only when she has tested our temperature, she unlatched the chain for us to go in.  Of course, we have to scan the bar code before we enter... Good to be strict too unlike some other shops, there is no one to check nor test our temperature.   As usual, a big table for the six of us and we ordered five dishes for our dinner. Their signature dish is a must....  Yau Mak in fermented soy sauce.... Steamed eggs combination of salted and century egg...  Leeks with roasted pork... And BBQ Pork Ribs....  With drinks and rice, the bill came to RM90...  Not a bad choice for dinner....  Will come again to try out different dishes next time!

Mini Birthday Celebration At August Healing, Ipoh

GETTING HEALED AGAIN... this time four of us went to August Healing for other sweet and savoury delights.  This time when we went up to the little cafe, the tables were all occupied except for one.  Next time we must not go during lunch time.  Mistake....  Anyway, we managed to get a table near the window while waiting for another two of my friends to arrive.  First time visit for them and I hope they like the food there as much as I like them.  We ordered three different varieties to share as we had a heavy breakfast in the morning....  Which shall I choose? Berries bread pudding today....  Forgot what this is called....  Garlic honey scones...  Coffee for my friends.... As for me, I had Chamomile tea....  We ordered one croissant to share.... Smoked duck and omelette fillings... Full to the brim... RM15....  Quiche again.... different fillings this time... RM15 And a Happy Birthday piece of cheese cake... RM14.. Though just a few varieties, we were very full.... For dinner, I just ha