New Food Directory: Food Places in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 28 November 2010 8:45 pm
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Please go to Food Places in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, you can search food places using food keywords or location(i.e. address). All the dining places posted in Dishwithvivien.com has been added and will be continually be added to this directory. They are sorted by cuisine type, depending on what you are craving for the day, you can browse through the whole directory for suggestions of what to eat.

http://www.cyberjayadirectory.com/ is mainly is about Cyberjaya, my current workplace, but i had created a sub-category called Food Places in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor for food places outside Cyberjaya as well :P


 

MBG FruitShop, The Gardens, Mid Valley City

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 27 November 2010 5:01 pm
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MBG stands for Money Back Guarantee, odd choice of name… found a place which sells avocado milk, RM8.50. They have avocado + milk + (carrot/pineapple). I had the carrot avocado milk in Mid Valley The Gardens and Hartamas Shopping Centre before. The hartamas branch one taste thicker and of more avocado flavor

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Price of juice range from RM6.50 – RM12. They have some juice offer of the day for RM5 as well.

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lots of choices

They also have a fruit delivery service (1800 2255 62 or 1800 CALL MBG). You can order online, phone, or through fax on office hours(9am-5pm), delivery not available for Sat, Sun & Public Holiday. Delivery charge are RM2-RM10 depending on postcodes. Minimum order RM50.

Address: MBG (Money Back Guarantee)
Lot LG 203B, Tingkat LG,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone/Fax: 03-2287 8602

Website: MBG Fruit Shop

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Pastry Pro Christmas Baking Class, Kepong

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Monday 22 November 2010 10:35 pm
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Pastry Pro is the largest supplier of bakery & confectionery ingredients, utensils, equipment and machines. The sells chocolate, ice cream mix, bread mix, cake mix, waffle/pancake mix, nuts, jam & fillings, flavors & toppings, colouring, frozen fruit, halal gelatin, edible printing, marzipan, flexipan, teflon sheet, decorative ribbons, chef’s hat, pull sugar equipment, air brush equipment, doughnut cutters, oven, mixer, blast freezer, soft serve machine, chocolate tempering machine etc.

Their food ingredients are hotel grade, and their customers are mostly hotels, F&B restaurants etc. They do have a retail shop in their premise for home bakers to get some good quality baking ingredients.

Went to their Christmas baking class last week, RM38 with RM10 cash voucher. Recipe of the day are ginger cookies, Christmas cup cakes, chocolate brownies and fragola and Vaniglia(a simple whipped cream dessert)

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Above is basic cupcake waiting to be frosted and decorated, ginger cookie at the back, love their ginger cookies.

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Cupcake frosted with real buttercream, not some shortening or margerine mixture….

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decorated with sugary pieces

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Chocolate brownie, baked in a ring mould based with parchment paper

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after putting in the chocolate mousse and chocolate covering, chef blow torch the ring mould to unmould the cake

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a rich chocolate mousse cake, made with Felchlin Maracaibo 65%, a chocolate which is as good as Valrhona but slightly cheaper. Pastry Pro selling Felchlin Maracaibo 65% for RM22.35(250g pack).

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A simple whipped cream dessert with strawberry and vanilla flavoring, decorated with chocolate curls and strawberry.

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feasting time, chef brought out more of the dessert prepared before hand. It is more than enough for all 30 of us who went for this baking class on a Saturday morning 10am-1:00pm

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2 more square cakes prepared before hand was brought out too. Yummy although it can be a bit too rich, a small piece will be sufficient.

Overall, I like the ginger cookie the most which is made with Felchlin california almond paste, Dreidoppel Lebkuchen Spice mix and pure ground ginger, the recipe could use an extra pinch of ginger, the ginger taste is not prominent enough.

Address: Pastry Pro Sdn Bhd (owned by Growth Concept Sdn Bhd) they have distributors in Langkawi, Penang, Perak, Johor, Pahang, Sabah & Sarawak.

8, Jalan 3/37A, Industrial Area,

Taman Bukit Maluri,

Kepong,

52100 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 603-6272 1155

Fax: 603-6272 1188

Website: Pastry Pro

Facebook: Pastry Pro Facebook


 

Bukit Jalil Aquatic Swimming Pool Session Time Table & Charges

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Monday 22 November 2010 9:50 pm
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Other swimming pool

The Club @ Bandar Utama (RM12.70 per entrance) 7am – 10pm
http://www.theclub.com.my/facilities/facilities.html

PJ Palms Sports Centre (RM8 per entrance) 9am to 1pm / 1.30pm to 5.30pm / 6pm to 10pm
No 1 Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya, 46200 Selangor
http://www.pjpalms.com/pool.php

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Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays:

9:00am – 11:30am

12:00 noon – 2:30pm

3:00pm – 5:30pm

6:00pm – 8:30pm

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Weekends & Public Holidays: RM5

haven’t been exercising regularly for a while already :S


 

Sekinchan Day Trip – Kepong Tuck Kee Dim Sum, Kuala Selangor Melawati Monkeys, Sekinchan Shark Porridge & Paddy Field

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 6 November 2010 2:43 pm
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Tuck Kee dim sum, their stuff are quite delicious

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Porridge

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Address: Tuck Kee Dim Sum(available morning and afternoon)

No. 39, Jalan Burung Jentayu, Taman Bukit Maluri,

Kepong,

52100 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-6274 2486 or 6275 3857

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Went to Bukit Melawati to see some Silverleaf Monkey, i dont like monkey, find them nasty, snatching stuff from people etc, but these dark haired monkeys which have a silver shinings on their fur are gentle and behave more civilised, above is “train” service to go up the hill, cost RM3

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eating long beans

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happily munching away

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you can buy each bunch at RM1

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The silverleaf babies have orange fur as compared with the adults, they will get darker coloured after 2 months

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view from the hill

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After that, train brought us to Taman ikan Tawar. Lilies in the pond

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Time for lunch in Hai Kang, Sekinchan

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above is shark porridge, with shark meat and fish balls

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delicious crunchy fried small squid

above 3 dish + 4 drinks cost only RM51

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Scorching hot

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Serene paddy field

Kuala Selangor

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Kuala Selangor is a quiet town at the river mouth of the Selangor river. The city center is near the new bridge. There are also some shops and there is the old bus station. Near the mosque there are also a  lot of shops, but the old shops are favourite. Specially to the Malaysians, who come here every weekend from Kuala Lumpur to see the picturesque lighthouse, Silverleaf Monkeys and the fireflies.
There is only one 3 star hotel in Kuala Selangor: De Palma Inn. Here you rent a chalet for about RM 108,-  The chalets do have a shower/toilet, refrigerator and a TV.
There’s a small swimming pool, where you’ll meet the Silverleaf Monkeys early in the morning. Sometimes they are on the roof of your chalet. The hotel is very quiet hotel.

The fireflies is the biggest attraction of  Kuala Selangor. When you stay in De Palma Inn,  a van of the hotel will take you to the fireflies in Bukit Belimbing at 20.00 hours. It’s a short ride, about ten minutes. The boat trip starts in Kampong Bukit Belimbing. Along the shores of the Selangor river it’s very dark. The river lurches through the jungle. The boat has an electric motor, so it doesn’t make a sound. It would disturb the fireflies. First the trip takes you downstream. Suddenly you see the fireflies at the river banks. It looks like a Christmas tree with flashing lights. Sometimes you see them moving.
No flash pictures may be taken. It’s so romantic: in the dark on the river, with the fireflies in the trees. You get lost in a wonder…..
Then the boat goes to the other side of the river and takes you upstream and again is there the spectacle of lights It’s all so romantic…….

The second attraction of Kuala Selangor are the Silverleaf Monkeys. Those dark haired monkeys have a silver shining on their fur. The Silverleaf babies have orange fur as compared with the adults. After two months they get the silver colour of the elderly monkeys. The Silverleaf Monkeys are a delight to meet. They are gentle and seem to always have a thank you for every piece of food given.
You can also have a look at the Silverleaf Monkeys at the Kuala Selangor Nature Park. Here you can also rent a cabin for the night. In this Park they do also “bird watching”.
We saw a large group of Silverleaf Monkeys at the lighthouse on “Bukit Melawati”. This hill is also near the old center of Kuala Selangor, near the new bridge. In the weekend you can take a train ride to the lighthouse. Of course the train is pulled by a car.
The way to the top of Bukit Melawati is winding en for a great part it’s  “Jalan Sehala”  (one way traffic). Upstairs there are some stalls, where can have a drink or eat a little bit.

A young man with roots in India, talked to me:.
“Do you see the Silverleaf Monkeys up in that tree. Shall I call them for you?”
He didn’t wait for an answer and went back to his motorbike, which seemed to be a lemonade- and bakery shop. He took some bread and  walked to the gate of the lighthouse, calling the Silverleaf Monkeys. The monkeys heard him shouting and they came down from their tree and rushed to the gate.
They walked to him and he handed one of them a piece of bread. They were waiting politely for another piece of bread. The weren’t pushy like the other brown monkeys, the Long-Tailed Macaques, which hang around here for peanut handouts from visitors. The Siverleaf Monkeys are very polite and they wait till you hand them a piece of bread.
The guy from the lemonade- and bakery shop gave us the rest of the bread. And really it was breathtaking to see such friendly monkeys.
It was a nice experience, because the long-tailed macaques, on the other hand, are generally a little more mischievous and if you turn your back for a second – you’d never know what they would do.

One Remark: Always be careful when feeding the monkeys. Although they have had many interactions with humans, we must remember that they are wild and wild animals tend to be erratic sometimes.

The third interesting sight is Bukit Belanda (Tanjong Keramat), the old fort Utrecht. It’s on a small hiil on, just beside the road from the De Palma Inn and the city. It’s just outside the school, which you will pass. The fort was built by sultan Ibrahim of Selangor, but Van Braam conquered the fort for the Dutch East India Company. Some old stones remind us to that time and the fort.

A grave known as “Makan Anak Dara” lies in front of the fort. According to the local story an 18- year-old girl called Siti Aishah was buried here. She ran away from home to avoid a forced marriage. She was never seen again. Her clothes, however, were found hanging from a leban tree above this site.

If you are planning on driving from Kuala Lumpur , take the Sungai Buloh (Route 54) or if you are coming through the North-South PLUS Highway, exit at the Sungai Buloh signboard and follow the road signboard.


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Interesting Places:

Kuala Selangor Nature Park – well known nature park for migratory and local birds & other animals at Kuala Selangor.

Kuala Selangor fishing village – fishing village with cheap seafood restaurants.

Pantai Remis – pristine beach beside Pantai Indah Resort, food and souvenir stalls open on weekends & public holidays. Stroll along the beach and collect shellfish or other group activities.

Mangrove Forest Reserve – serene mangrove
forest at Pantai Indah Resort, great for collecting seashells, small prawns, fishes, cockles, crabs, clams, hermit crabs. Excellent for educational tours and activities.

Bukit Malawati Historical Hill – where the site of the first Selangor Sultanate’s Palace and Altingsburg light house are located.

Sekinchan Paddy Fields – well known as the golden rice fields of Malaysia.

Tanjung Karang fishing village – old fishing village with cheap seafood restaurants.

Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Sanctuary – well known fireflies sanctuary at Kuala Selangor.

Sungai Buloh New Market new market – selling lots of seafood and delicacies in Jeram.

Pasir Penambang market – selling fresh and dried seafood.

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