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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fine Presentation At Dim Sum Yuen, Ipoh Garden, Ipoh

FIRST TIME coming by to Dim Sum Yuen, formerly known as Kao Lee in Ipoh Garden.  It took a Kuala Lumpur lass to inform me that Ipoh has this fine dining Dim Sum in Ipoh Garden, I am indeed not up to date with the latest here in Ipoh... friends call me Food Blogger and yet I am way behind the name.  LOL...

Anyway, thanks to my outstation friend, we came to taste the goodness and the admire the presentation at Dim Sum Yuen.  The place has a nice ambiance, neat and clean to our eyes and not noisy at all unlike the other restaurants selling dim sum.  Menus were given to us upon seating and we just have to mark whatever we wanted on a piece of paper.  I prefer it this way, we can order without having to say "No" to those normal dim sum carriers in the restaurant.  We did not have high expectation on the food, perhaps due to the non-crowding in the restaurant.  Well, we were wrong in thinking such.  The food we ordered were up to our expectation or should I say beyond... Four of us agree heartily that we must come back again soon!
First impression on the tea set... Passed!!
And now the food....
Steamed pork ribs...
My girl will love this, I am sure!
Radish with its condiments...
Sticky rice with chicken and sausages... soft and tasty... 
Chee Cheong Fun...
Clear porridge for me... 
Tomyam Fish Cake... 
I like these Swans....
They are actually Yam with meat fillings... 
Very nicely done and tasty too... 
Desserts.... Peanut balls with black sesame fillings...
And "three birds in a cage"

One flew out for modeling effect... 
Oh yes, to our nice surprise, we met our ex-colleague here... 
She retired more than 20 years ago....
Good to see her again and we called her to come over and have a chat with us...
Many thanks to her, she picked up our tab as she left the place earlier...
Really appreciate that, KT!1
That gives me another reason to love this place!
LOL... 


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Gold Note Of Hope

TWO DAYS AFTER VALENTINE... we were window shopping at AEON Falim when we saw a crowd in one of the goldsmith shops in the mall.  No, there was no robbery, we were surprised that the shop was filled with people inside on this special evening.  On normal days, it is a common sight that the staff are looking out for customers or ushering them to come into their shop, but on this particular evening, all the staff were busy and had their hands full with the customers instead.  Out of curiosity, we approached the shop too... wondering if there were some free gift or what.... LOL...

We walked one round in the shop, no one was free to entertain us.. LOL.. "Ok, we come back later, I told my friends" and went for our groceries.  An hour later, we passed by the shop again, Poh Kong is the name and this time there was one lady staff who was finally available.  She told us that it is a normal sight during Chinese New Year that the chinese like to purchase gold, it signifies "prosperity" and that means "Ong" in cantonese.  No wonder... and another reason is that there is this Golden Note which is made of 0.1gm of pure gold, limited edition of our present reigning Prime Minister with his signature on it.  This Gold Note Of Hope is a token of appreciation to our PM's battle for reigniting Malaysia's hope, so it says in their website. 

The Golden Note of Hope cost RM160, out of which part of the proceeds will go to the Tabung Harapan .
At Poh Kong while stocks last... 
There is also a certificate for each Golden Note... 

It comes with a nice red box.... 
A perfect gift to give... 
And a nice souvenir to keep for life... 


Monday, February 18, 2019

Valentine Day At Sushi Tei And STG

THIS YEAR VALENTINE IN IPOH...

I remember for the past few years Valentine's day was spent in Johor... I normally follow my kids back to Johor after their one week leave in Ipoh.  This year I did it differently, I stayed back while my kids left on Saturday after spending one week in Ipoh.  This year Valentine Day was on a Thursday and for the first time, I celebrated the evening with my friends.  We did not do any planning or reservation to any cafe or fine dining.  I am sure most of the cafes are fully booked.... instead we walked in to a Japanese restaurant at Ipoh Parade.  We went there earlier so that we could get a table for the four of us.  Oh, the place is called Sushi Tei, nothing to shout about actually but since it was our first time there, we ordered lavishly to fill our hungry tummies!
Salad with salmon skin to start off the dinner....
Mini crabs... wrong choice... 
nothing much to eat except to test the strength of our teeth!  LOL..
Dumplings are not bad... could order another plate of this... 
Salmon sushi... 

Ramen without the pork... I think it is halal here... 
Sweet potato... this is kind of special... 
Good choice....
Tempura vegetables... 
Garlic fried rice... not too bad... 
tasted something like we cook at home.... 
And we drowned ourselves with endless hot green tea.... 
The bill came to around RM120...
And since the night was still young, we went for desserts at STG old town... 
With a hot piping cup of coffee before we called it a night... 
Oh yes, a small gift for Valentine's Day....
So what's in the box?
Will be revealed soon when the time is right!
LOL...