Pan Heong restaurant, Batu Caves

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 4 September 2022 5:20 pm
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Didn’t take food picture this time, some picture from my 2012 visit Pan Heong

Overall, it is value for money, full of seafood, RM270 for a satisfying meal for 6 pax.

Their sang har hour fun is reasonably priced, RM114 for 2 pax portion(with 2 big prawn, each split into half). Each order of the noodle is at least 2 prawn, each prawn priced between Ram48-88, it was RM57 per prawn for that day when we visited

pan heong menu

pan heong menu

pan heong menu

pan heong menu

pan heong menu

pan heong menu

pan heong menu

pan heong menu


 

Kuchai Lama good eats (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 6 August 2022 9:09 pm
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Below are review of food in Kuchai Lama and its neighbouring Happy Garden

1. Sarawak koh loh mee from SRK noodle from Kuchai lama branch, quite expensive via Grab, can try FoodPanda which is slightly cheaper. It is very tasty cos they use lard/shallot oil

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2. Famous coffee shop – Leong Wei kopitiam which span 2 shop front
Leong Wei coffeeshop, kuchai lama

Their curry Mee is good (and very spicy, lol), prawn noodle not bad, the Yong Tau Foo stall is quite good (but have to be there early, try 10am or earlier, as they sell out very fast, don’t like the Chee cheong fun from YTF stall though as it is very small portion, it is better to order noodle from other stall to pair with your YTF)

Below is curry mee from Leong wei, with fresh juicy cockle. At times I find the cockle could be less fresh and they pour soup onto it to parcook jt

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3. Dao Panda, loves their tofufah with black sesame soup which is not too sweet
Dao soybean dessert
4. Curry fish head stall which opened at night in Restoran Pedas Sedap. It is very tasty, take note to go early like 6pm. There was once we reach there about 7:30pm and he is out of Vege, only fish left. They sell out fast as many ppl order from them. Below is a small portion, which is RM26, has 4 piece of fish head pieces, we ask him to put extra Vege, which is RM5 extra, and rice is RM1, so 2 pax eating this is RM33, very nice & satisfying

There is pork noodle, curry noodle in the morning, find the pork noodle is so so and not worth visiting

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Pedas-Sedap-kuchai-lama

Restoran-Pedas-sedap-fish-head-curry

Above is another order of the small portion of fish head curry (add vege for RM5, Ori small is RM26), but takeaway back home, we brought our own containee, RM31, enough to serve 2-3 pax, very yummy

restaurant pedas sedap kampar noodle
Above is Kampar noodle from a noodle stall in Restoran Pedas Sedap, not bad cos the soup is not MSG laden, portion is quite big, and it is quite cheap, about RM7.50 when many noodle charge more than this price now

kuchai lama noodle

kuchai lama noodle
Above curry Mee and pork noodle are from same stall from the afternoon-night session in Restoran Assam Pedas, it is not must eat, but is prob mid-high in terms of taste, not bad

5. Sushi Mentai for affordable sushi, their mix tempura, and mix salad are tasty order on top of items from kaiten belt

6. Basil Pasta which we have visited 4 or 5 times, pasta portion are big. Their carbonara, Japanese clam pasta, mushroom soup, gnocchi are tasty. Aglio olio is ok (prawn in the added seafood looks processed in chemical which keeps it springy, can see it looks a bit transparent). Find their mushroom beef Bolognese is bad, it tasted a bit tomato ketchup-y and the beef stringy and not properly minced, had a pasta with meatball whereby the meatball is dry.

7. Restoran 38 Fishball, in Taman United(very near to kuchai lama), the shop has been around since more than 30 years old. Their fare is simple: fish ball, fish cake, fish dumpling, minced meat

Below fish cake soup noodle, RM9, the noodle is generous, enough for a big eater. Remember to go early, below 11am, else you risk their fishball running out, which is what happen to us on a Sunday morning

KuchaiLamaBreakfast_Restoran38

KuchaiLamaBreakfast_Restoran38

8. VG chicken rice, Restoran Hao Wan
, their blanched chicken is using kampung chicken. I find it just so so cos the rice like not freshly cooked, and the chicken barely got any meat, but will give this another try one try just cos they using kampung chicken, their ginger and chili sauce is quite yummy though

kuchai lama chicken rice
chicken rice kuchai lama
9. Kei Tak coffee shop fish paste noodle, this is actually a corner shoplot restaurant in Happy Garden (just next to Kuchai Lama), I like their clear soup a lot, below cost RM8.50 (each piece of yong tau foo cost RM2), will try curry soup next time, they open till about 2pm and closed every Monday & Tuesday

Kei Tak fishball

KuchaiLamaBreakfast_kei tak fish paste

10. Restoran Mirror Head steamed fish

Below Australian Jade perch is recommended by the shop, it cost RM52, enough for 2. It is a good place to eat reasonably priced steamed fish. We also ordered vege (french bean) and steamed soup, totaled RM84 for 2 pax

mirror head steamed fish

mirror head steamed fish

mirror head steamed fish

mirror head steamed fish

mirror head steamed fish

mirror head steamed fish

11. Restoran Ming Yang, diagonally opposite from Leong Wei coffee shop, below is Kolo mee from the coffee soup, I like the soup provided as it comes with slices of radish. Noodle wise, I prefer the one from SRK (just nearby, but around double the price from this one). SRK one has more shallot oil/lard oil aroma than this, and there is unfortunately no green cili provided, only cili padi

kuchai lama ming yang

kuchai lama ming yang
kuchai lama curry rice

kuchai lama curry rice

Above Penang Curry rice (in Ming Yang restaurant) opens from 3:30pm onwards(rest day is on alternate Wednesdays) it looks simple, and the dishes are barely warm, but the flavours are nice(must take their curry vege) and quite cheap, one of the must eats in kuchai lama. Try go early, 6pm or earlier, as the dishes runs out even by early 7pm. Go for this night session Penang curry rice, cos the early session: breakfast/early lunch(at same stall) is manned by different person

12. How Yee Kee(houyikeh) Bak Kut Teh, Jalan 1/128, Taman Gembira, open for dinner 5pm onwards. We ordered 1 pax bak kut teh(RM17)+vege+chicken feet, all for RM35, reasonably cheap meal for 2. There are packed with customer, seems to be a popular restaurant.

kuchai lama bkt

kuchai lama bkt

kuchai lama bkt

13. Mamak stall in Happy Garden(near Mirror head steamed fish restaurant, they are 3 road side mamak stall, including one with the famed roti Gembira which I think looks like roti bom)

below is one of it Restoran Menazir which I find their dhal curry taste better than the opposite stall and their roti telor at RM2.50 is cheaper than opposite stall

happy garden food

happy garden food

14. Kuchai Lama pasar malam

This Tou foo Fa is among the top touFoFar I have, this guy is very meticulous and feels like he is soy bean master… Lol, he pack everything nicely, and their TFF is very smooth and has enough soybean taste, I always get it with his ginger sugar. Their TFF is better than the other stall in this pasar malam. The TFF in happy garden pasar malam (Monday night) under Black & White brand is also not good, diluted soybean taste and expensive(>RM3).

Happy garden got another pasar malam(Saturday) which has 3 TFF stall, but I forgot how it compares

kuchai lama pasar malam

15. One To Six Kopitiam, Happy Garden

happy garden kuchai lama food
happy garden kuchai lama foodhappy garden nasi lemak

Above is nasi lemak from One To Six kopitiam, RM2, tasty nasi lemak which pack a good spicy punch

Below is fish paste noodle(taste usual normal) and prawn noodle(quite tasty)

kuchai happy garden breakfast

kuchai happy garden breakfast

16. Happy Garden morning market (situated just outside One To Six kopitiam)

Below is nasi lemak bought from 2 kuih stalls in the market, only RM1.40, not bad though I slightly prefer the one from One To Six Kopitiam

kuchai lama happy garden food
happy garden kuchai lama food
happy garden morning market

happy garden morning market
There is this stall above which sells eggs and only open on Mondays, their eggs are very fresh, the locals bring their own used egg containers here to stock up on their weekly egg needs…lol

17. Restoran Loon Loon/Kin Kee(near Happy Garden morning market)

The pork noodle in Loon Loon is quite tasty, the soup base is really yum, and the small portion cost only RM7, just wished there is more veg

happy garden kuchai lama food

happy garden kuchai lama food

happy garden kuchai lama food

happy garden kuchai lama food

18. Restoran San Kee, near Happy Garden morning market 

kuchai lama happy garden food

Their pan Mee(RM8) is usual, nothing spectacular. The beef hot fun(RM13) though is very tasty, with wok hei, and not too salty, yumm, think I will just order the normal wat tan hor(without the beef) next time for more budget eat

happy garden breakfast

happy garden breakfast

happy garden breakfast

19. Thai Tae Kuchai Lama

63-1, Jalan Kuchai Maju 1, Off, Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur

Below + 1 coconut & rice all for RM79, very tasty and spicy meal for two must try their food very yummy
kuchai lama Thai Tae

kuchai lama Thai Tae

kuchai lama Thai Tae

20. Choi’s Don & Dak

 a simple looking Korean restaurant, saw row as Mr DIY, side dishes quite tasty. Sundubu(tofu egg stew) taste not bad, only quip is that it is very oily

 kuchai lama Korean food

kuchai lama Korean food

kuchai lama Korean food


 

Regent Chinese Cuisine, Plaza Mont Kiara

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Friday 15 July 2022 10:06 am
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The restaurant is opposite McDonald’s in Plaza Mont Kiara, just across the road from 1 Mont Kiara mall, u can park in either place which seems to have same parking rate of RM2/hr

Regent-chinese-cuisine-mont-kiara

This is popular dish which can’t find in other place. Deep dried pig big intestine, served with a very spicy mustard sauce, not bad, but not something which I would crave or reorder, RM28, quite big portion, serve 4 very generously

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Spring onion tofu, RM18, done very well and nice. Behind is Iberico pork with black pepper, generous portion to serve 4 ample-ly

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Pak choy with yam, RM38, nice

Regent-chinese-cuisine-mont-kiara

Truffle yee mee, RM38, 2 noodle’s portion, more than enough for us. You can order bigger portion of 3 noodle’s portion etc

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Around RM268 for 4 pax, just simple dishes (no seafood, prawn etc), we were stuffed, 4 of us relatively mid to big eater. This is quite an expensive restaurant, environment is nice, a lot of old uncle (rich foodie probably) dining here
Rice and peanuts seems to be complimentary, as we are not charged. We did order coconut pudding which is white in color(not to be confused with coconut jelly which is transparent), I expected rich pudding-y texture, but is greeted with agar-agar-ish texture, not bad but not spectacular either, just ok

Overall, an expensive place, I went to a expensive to order simple food, so that the bill won’t too high.. lol.. their lunch has Kai si hor fun, prob high class version as well. You may try their well received chicken (half for RM88) etc

Menu: Regent menu

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BuyandShip to Malaysia from US shopping sites

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Saturday 2 July 2022 8:17 am
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Buyandship https://www.buyandship.com.my/ is my favourite shipping company currently, mainly cos their shipping charge is weight based, and not volumetric (which other company like comgateway etc is using). MyUS is other which is weight based charging as well, and i remembered it not bad as well, but they have monthly membership charge of around $10 which I am not keen on, as I don’t buy on regular basis.

Currently buyandship.com.my charge is RM22 per pound(lb) using Quantum Solutions for duty unpaid, you can use this if your items cost + buyandship logistic cost < RM500. If it is more than RM500, you should use RM26 per pound(lb) via SkyNet whereby they will handle the taxes, and you don’t need to pay any taxes yourself.

Volumetric charging is very good if you are buying items with large dimension like shoes which comes in boxes

Below and actual example where I bought a few pair of shoes, using volumetric calculation, I would be charged 13lb of shipping fee RM 338, but buyandship weight based charging only cost RM182

Volumetric charging:
Width * length * height=(32*50*18)/5000=5.76kg=12.7lb


Weight based charging:
Total items weight 3kg=6.6lb
Paid 7lb=RM182

How it works:

  1. You buy item from US sites and have it delivered to B&S warehouse in US.
  2. When you get the tracking number from the US shopping site, remember to update the tracking number details into B&S website
  3. Once it reach their warehouse, you will receive an email titled “Shipment Updates” notifying you that they have receive it in their US warehouse
  4. Thereafter, it will take around 7-11 days for the items to reach their HK warehouse, whereby you will receive an email “Shipment ready for consolidation”, at this stage, you can make payment.
  5. After payment, it takes 5-8 days(including weekends) after to receive the item. Prior to receiving it(around 2 days), you will receive email titled “Order ready for delivery”.
  6. On a occasion I paid B&S on Friday 5pm, skynet delivered to my house at 11am Wednesday (when Tuesday was holiday) (~6 days)
  7. On another occasion where I use Quantum Solution(via B&S), paid Sunday 8am, delivered on Thurs 1pm. (~ 5 days)
  8. So overall, it takes about 11 – 19 days from the item reaching B&S US house, to parcel being delivered to your house. You will need to add the shipping time from US site to B&S US warehouse, assuming takes within 10 days, so total from paying in US website to receiving the parcel could be around 21 to 29 days.

 

Rue Ee Teochew Fish Pot restaurant, OUG

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 2 July 2022 8:00 am
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Rue-ee

Rue-ee

Below meal (for 4) cost ~ RM250, wanted to try their yam paste dessert, but too full already

Overall, all their food are tasty, except the tofu bag dumpling(RM4.90 per piece) with fish paste tofu filling which I find is just so so, the filling is just so so, only thing special is the outside “skin” is very crispy

Rue-ee

Rue-ee

Rue-ee

Rue-ee

This a small portion of fish pot (RM88), with yam, fish pieces etc, quite yummy

Rue-ee


 

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