Saturday, December 22, 2007

The making of TANG YUAN

Today is a day we call "Dong Zhi" (chinese word,obviously), which means the arrival of winter.
We eat "Tang Yuan", 'tang" stands for soup, "yuan" stands for round, and it's soaked in sweet ginger water, which is shown in the pictures below.

Don't mind the explanation, it was only meant for those who don't know. Spare a thought for them.

This is some kind of flour, I don't know what you call it in English.
It's called "nuo mi fen" in Chinese.
Mom says in English is "glutinous rice flour".
Sounds rather funny to me. I don't know, maybe right.
You can buy it from most of the grocery store. Kinda cheap i think.

Then, mix it with water and rub it until it becomes a soft and bouncy dough.
Next, make it into small round particles. You can make those with red bean filling, or maybe peanuts, up to you.

After everything is ready, it's time to cook the soup. You'll need ginger and pandan leaves to make it taste better.
Ta-dang!! tang yuan is ready!
My parents love it, but I'm not really a big fan of it.
Maybe you can try it next year, but make sure you get the right recipe. Mine is just a basic guide. I warn you, DO NOT FOLLOW. xiang yi will not be responsible for any explosion.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Restoran Ibrahim Maju

If you are in Kajang area, you can go to this mamak restaurant. The offer a variety of dishes including mixed rice and roti canai.

I took the mixed rice. Look at the chicken above!! It is twice the size of chicken you can get when eating at other mixed rice shops and the amount of rice given. The TOTAL = RM5.50 only...

The taste is rather good, price is rather reasonable also considering the portion of serving they give.

All in all, can go eat laa, if you want to fill up your tummy with nice food.. hehehe... cya...

Saturday, November 10, 2007














Friday, September 21, 2007

Taman Daya Empress Noodle

Many of you guys may be wondering what is Empress Noodle, rough description is that is looks like Dumpling Noodles (Yun Tun Mian/Wan Tan Min).

Empress Noodle or its cousin Dumpling Noodles are not easy to cook actually. The main problem with most stalls is the noodle is extremely hard and other problem is the gravy mixed with the noodles are not very tasty. I mean the taste is not strong enough, very bland.

I forgot to take the pic of the noodle, coz i kinda finish mine too fast, but I did take pic of the stall selling it.. hehehe... the food court is just beside the Taman Daya Maybank office. Besides the Empress Noodle, the Curry Chicken Noodle, Chicken rice, Fried Kuey Tiao & Hokkien Prawn Noodle are also a must try. Real delicious... hehe... enjoy!!!!

Empress Noodle Stall

Hokkien Prawn Noodle Stall

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Honey cream cheese chocolate ice cream

Hahaha! It's the time for me to perform my culinary skills... LOL! No la... Ice cream only... Nothing to show off... But, this is the unique one... I'm sure you never try this before! My own recipe...

Honey cream cheese chocolate ice-cream
200ml of milk, 200 ml of whipping cream (unsweetened), cocoa powder, cream cheese, honey

1. Heat 200ml of fresh milk together with 1 tablespoon of honey (if you prefer sweeter taste, you can add more) for 2 mins.
2. Add in 5 tablespoon of pure cocoa powder and heat until it melts.
3. Here comes the cheese! Add 3 tablespoon of cream cheese (kraft Philadelphia is preferable, and better don't use kraft cheddar spread--> both type, i don't know about other brands' cream cheese)
4. Heat everything for another 5 mins.
5. After the mixture is cooled, add 200ml of whipping cream (unsweetened). You can add more, of course. The creamier, the better.
6. Stir the mixture and put it into the ice cream maker to let it 'spin' for 30-60mins.
7. Tada! Ice cream is done! Faster thank me for providing the recipe.

Heres the photo of the product. I know the appearance is not presentable la... Coz it has just came out from the machine mah... And i haven 'decorate'' it...

Easy? Try it! Ice cream maker can be found at those electrical appliance shop.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Piggie Maggie Goreng

I don't know many guys who can cook. Hmm... I know one that cooks spaghetti, Jonathan who bakes, Michael who say he can cook too and yesterday nite, Danny say he can cook also, that's about it. Anyway, many girls also can't cook nowadays!!!

I'm very happy yesterday coz it was the first time I cooked maggie goreng, and it is one of a kind, you can't get it anywhere!!! It is Piggie Style cooking. By the way, I am not good at cooking!!!!

Let me bring you through the process:

Ingredients: Piggie, Soy sauce, dark soy sauce, maggie, frozen/fresh veggie.

1. You need to prepare piggie first. Slice thinly and marinate with soy sauce. Amount of soy sauce depends on the amount of piggie you have. Leave it to sit for a while. You can add a little corn starch, as it makes the piggie smoother. It taste as well without it though.

2. Slightly boil the maggie. Be aware not to soften the maggie entirely as there is another frying stage later. So, how long to boil? The maggie should be a little softer but still firm enough to stay in its square shape like when you take out from the packet.

3. Heat a little oil. And pour the piggie into the frying pan. Make sure not to transfer the excess soy sauce into the pan too if you added too much of it at the first step. Fry piggie until it looks cooked outside meaning it become light brown due to the soy sauce.

4. Then, throw in some frozen vegetables or fresh ones. Give it a quick stir and add in your maggie. Stir again and close the pan with the lid. Don't add any water coz the juice of the piggie and the veggie will be enough to cook the maggie.

5. After about 10 seconds, open the lid and stir fry again. You will notice the maggie is cooked already. Now, the final touch, add some dark soy sauce to give that brown colour to your fried maggie. Give it a quick stir fry. Make sure you are fast, as all of the juices has been absorb by the maggie, so the pan is rather dry and if you didn't put a lot of oil at the 2nd step, the maggie will be burn very soon.

6. Turn of the fire and the Piggie Maggie Goreng is ready to be served!!!

Frankly, it taste real nice!! hehe...

Happy trying!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Cinnamon Indian Gourmet Cuisine

Yo. JL desu.. I shud b quite new to u all.. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu..

Today, I am going to introduce an Indian Gourmet Cuisine restaurant called Cinnamon. They sell almost all traditional Indian cuisine, I suppose, haha. Had a chicken Beriani, which is quite tasty, but I feel tt the rempah is too heavy for me thou.. and a bit spicy too. Overall, it's not too bad. Do try it. And 1 more thing, the price is reasonable, in fact quite cheap.. RM7 for a big plate of chicken beriani. The portion was really big, with a lot of chicken too.. Free indian koropok too.. dunno wads the name for it. When u finished this koropok, they will add again for free. Which means the koropok is all FOC..

So... the rating, as usual.. (On a scale of 10)
Food: 7
(As the shop is still quite new, so the system is not really gd yet. They don't really kno wad to recommend and after serving, they did nth.. They also don't really have enough small change.. haha, which is quite bad for a restaurant-as I think this is quite important)
Ambient: 8
(Nice place, nice but a bit too much indian song.. haha..)
Atmosphere for dating: 3
Price: 8
= Overall: 6

Here is the location of the shop:
Taman Perling, Next to 4D shop near Yamaha Music School.

Signed off..

p/s sorry for not adding pictures as i forgot to take some.
p/p/s sorry for not mentioning th exact location.. forgot to check it out.. haha

Monday, August 27, 2007









Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Food for the Rich and Poor

Everyone eats for a common reason: To live. Just as air and water, food is a necessity which without it, we cannot live.

But what is the difference in eating when it comes to the rich and poor?

For the rich, many eat to satisfy their taste buds, to show their social status. Some can be very picky, only eat things which are very expensive and at places which are posh and high class. To them, they often say "I don't eat this, I don't eat that". They don't eat it not because of food allergy, not because of religion, but just because they don't want to. Anyway, they have the financial capabilities to do so.

But for the poor, they can only eat to fill up their tummies.They cannot be choosy and say "I don't eat this, I don't eat that, I don't eat at such a place, I can't eat at that place". All because they cannot afford to do so. Of course, I'm sure they will still try to follow some important needs like avoiding food causing allergic reaction and also those forbidden by their religion. But the rest, as long as it is edible, and doesn't taste awful, they will eat just to survive the day, and get enough energy to live onto the following day and hope for a better life.

Friday, August 3, 2007


Sorry for another post without picture. However, the tastiness of the satay from this stall need not to be shown by a photo, as I can feel the fragrance of the satay once I feel like eating satay! Haha! That's the best satay I've been eating since I was born. Okie, I'll stop crapping. The stall is situated at Taman Perling. (People will start to ask : "Hey, why Taman Perling again? It's too far away!) Well, I am staying in Taman Perling, so I'll introduce all nice food that can be found in Taman Perling first before I proceed to the other place.

It's located at one of the house at Jalan Persisiran Perling 1. (From perling's bridge, turn left. The road on your left is Jalan Persisiran Perling 1) The stall will only open from 6 or 7 pm onwards, so don't come too early!

The satay's meat is so tender and juicy, wow! I would like to have some now! Haha!

So, next time if you are free, just come to Perling and have some satay.

Satay's price : 50 cents each

Food & Tea @ Jusco Tebrau City

Today, I went to Food & Tea in Tebrau City with Sherwynd, Dan, Xavier, Zhemin & Joanne. I ordered a set dish consisting of Roasted Honey Chicken Fried Rice, Red Tea, Sweet Corn Crab Meat Soup & a scoop of ice cream which cost RM11.00. The rest of the gang ordered things like noodle, pork chop fried rice, a chocolate cake, etc. Each of them spending an average of RM8.00 to RM13.00.

Since I did not taste the rest, I shall only review on the dishes I had. Let's start with the Sweet Corn Crab Meat Soup. Frankly, it failed my tastebuds. It tasted like a can of corn soup diluted with lots of sky juice topped with a few threads of crab meat.

Red tea was nice. Taste real good. Maybe it was becoz I like chinese tea, and sweet ones. Some people may say sugar or honey should only go with western teas, but then, I really like sweetened chinese tea. I guess I can accept some east meets west concepts when it comes to food. The rest of the gang ordered a blue blue drink which has a mint taste. They din hav much complaint bout it. Zhemin seemed to hav enjoyed his cup of coffee.

The desert which was what Dan describe as a one mouth 'ngam!' portion of vanilla ice cream was kind of small. And there is nothing special about the vanilla flavor of it. So totally forgetable.

Now, the main dish, the Roasted Honey Chicken Fried Rice. I like roasted stuff, so I guess this dish did catch my attention a bit. The roasted honey chicken did taste nice. But the rice was just any ordinary rice flavoured with some sauce (I'm guessing the sauce consist of soy sauce and sesame oil as main ingredient).

The price was reasonable for the set as it does fill in your tummy. The fried rice ordered by Joanne was GIGANTIC!!! No kidding guys. It was so big that I myself may had some problem finishing it. She didn't comment much bout it though. The noodle soup ordered by Dan was some what bland and watery.

The interior design of the outlet was nice and comfy. Dim lites give you some soothing environment for you to get away from the hectic life. Suitable for families and friends to have a break, do some catching up.

Each of us got 3 different menus, one big book, one small book and one A3 size menu. Sigh... Going thru all of them is a hassle. Collecting the menus after we ordered was a big problem for the waitress. LOL!!!!

Ratings: (On a scale of 10)
Food: 4
(They don't smile much, don't even bother to ask who ordered what while serving, just left the dishes at one corner for us to distribute ourselves; too many menus, why can't they combine it to one)
Decoration/Environment: 7
Atmosphere for dating: 3
Price: 7
= Overall: 5

PS: Ley, I think we should have a standard rating system that all of us use to avoid ambiguity.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Cafe Caffe

Today, I'm going to recommend a fine Italian Restaurant, Cafe Caffe, which was mentioned in the previous post. Sorry, no photo at the moment, but I will upload it as soon as possible. It is situated at Taman Perling. U can easily find the restaurant by the main road leading to Perling 2. It is just 2 shops beside Yew's Cafe or few steps aways from Shell.

Well, this restaurant provide both authentic Italian food and modified Italian food (to suit Malaysian's taste bud). Unlike most Italian restaurant, they really provide you the authentic Italian food if you ask for it. For some dishes, they have two ways of cooking (they won't ask you which way you want. they will just give you the Malaysian style if you don't ask for it)

I like their chef salad for the appetizer, lamb loin for my main course, salmon pasta, black ink mariana and alfredo as my pasta. As for dessert, you must try their tiramitsu. It's so rich and creamy in taste, with cocoa powder topping.

If you like something special I'll recommend you the black ink mariana pasta. The pasta may look disgusting (I think), but it taste great! Squid ink is added so that you can taste the freshness from the sea. =)

For most dishes, the price is still consider as reasonable. The price range will be from RM2.90 to RM100++. Most dishes will be priced at around RM20++

The owner of this restaurant is very kind. He will always introduce you different dishes which are not in the menu. He will tells you about Italian's eating styles, their food and more!

Overall rating : 8
Food : 9
Service : 10
Decoration : 6
atmosphere for dating : 6
suitable when : come together with family members or friends

Wednesday, August 1, 2007







没 预订?休想尝到它的美味。烹调它需要数小时。为何我会说它带给了我新的启示呢?就以它烹调的时间来看吧。烹调它非常耗时,且需要厨师每刻的细心与认真。这 正如我们在人生的道路上,做每一件大事时,所需的时间是非常之久的。甭提创业,身为学生的我们,是否已砸下大把的青春在这条通往知识的大道上?况且,认真 这元素,在学习的道路上是不可或缺的。




The very first post...

Welcome to The Gourmet's Place! This is an independent food review site by a group of gluttonous people! Currently we have 3 person in our team : Hanley, Xiang Yi and Zhan Hui. But, our food seeker team will be strengthen in the future, hopefully there will be 10 in our team. Our mission is to provide you the the most accurate information about the tastiest food in the town! We will find out the cheapest place to eat, the most famous stall for certain food and give review to some posh restaurants. In a nut shell, we just want you to be indulged in the world of food! Enjoy!