Tuesday, June 29, 2010

An Introduction of Italian Food to Typical Aunties (ASoh2)

Being old, conservative and being from an oriental background it was difficult to coax the elderly to visit any Italian restaurant but I managed to bring them to Silver Spoon Trattoria and at the same time for the young boys to experience such cuisine.

My mother must have rice for dinner she will be upset if there is no rice in any meal she takes. Got risotto mah…..

We started with Escargot.
Stuffed Calamari (I like this dish) & Duck Confit (the meat was tough)....

Steaks for the kids and they want them with fries.......and that can be done.

Lamb Shank – tender lamb shank braised in white wine, vegetable with brown lamb stock served with risotto (rice cake) & Grilled baby Snapper.

stuffed portobello mushrooms & Home made Chicken Liver Pate

Vongole - spaghetti with fresh la la clam, chilli, garlic. parsley & olive oil.
We wish to thank my mother for this treat and fortunately she was fine with the dinner especially together with our good neighbour.

Silver Spoon Trattoria,
1st Floor,
Wisma Manjalara,
Bandar Menjalara.
Tel: 6277-0445
GPS : 3.195364,101.632456

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Zuyi's School Report Card

This is the day where my son is reluctant to bring his parent to collect his Report Card from his teacher Miss. Loo Yoke Moy. Out of 148 Std 5 pupils he stands at 121 placing. He is just lazy he can excel and we were advised by the teacher to push him for his betterment.
My son’s School at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, very near to the world famous tall building in the world “Petronas Twin Towers”.

At the basketball court of S.J.K. (C) Lai Meng School.

“This is my Report Card and it will record my progress at school for another year in this Chinese School”.

A teacher was giving a talk on guiding children at home & computer usage at home in this modern world.

His Grandmother went to school together him to collect his Report Card. What a moral support from the grandma.

Zuyi’s favourite corner at his school.

This is the indicative cost of survival at the canteen.

A quotation I saw at the school hall and I hope my son noticed that too for his own good.

He will walk the corridors of life like he walks them everyday in school.

Zuyi’s cheeky vision into the future. Hope he will have a good journey of his life.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ban Heong Bak Kut Teh @ Bukit Rahman Putra, Sg. Buloh

Just another Bak Kut Teh shop in town but this one is in Bukit Rahman Putra, Sg. Buloh. In case you are in need of a taste of Bak Kut Teh at this vicinity then try Ban Heong’s.
I like this “Tau Pok”(braised dry bean curd) . It is soft and nice to eat.

This kind of Bak Kut Teh is a premium BKT where the soup is always delicious and awesome if you compare to the standard pre cooked BKT.
That is the bowl of “Sang Kut” which has to be pre ordered with pork ribs, belly and ligament. There will be no refill of “Sang Kut” BKT soup but you can refill with the normal soup from the precooked BKT.
Braised dark sauce pork in clay pot is not too bad either.

Ban Heong Bak Kut Teh42A, Jalan BRP 6/11, Bukit Rahman Putra
Sungi Buloh
Tel: 012-613-1337 / 014-666-6113

GPS: 3.22733,101.558501

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Many Wonders of Petai.

I Love Petai.

You need to eat it to like it. It could be bitter but likeable. Once you start eating it you will like it. Anyway I got these interesting facts from a friend about PETAI and I want to share with you.

Petai contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS(premenstrual syndrome):
Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power :
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Understand that bananas contain lot of potassium too so eat more banana. Just look at those monkeys, they are really active, alert, smart and cunning too!!

High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Petai has a natural antiacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness :
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites :
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.j

Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control :
Many other cultures see petai as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In holland, for example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) :
Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan.

Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.

According to research in 'The New Engla nd Journal of Medicine, ' eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%'.

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

How is it? It is a natural produce with many wonders.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day @ Pangkor Fish Head Curry, Petaling Jaya

In the name of Father’s day a dinner has to be organized and we had it at Pangkor Fish Head Curry. I was gamed for it I never heard of this place before and off we went to Taman Megah on the eve of Father’s Day for a new experience.

The shop is situated opposite of Fatty Crab at Taman Megah, good crowd in deed but not as mad as Fatty Crab. We have a quorum of 13 people just nice for a big table. The food was delicious and everyone seemed to enjoy it. There were no disappointment of waiting or bad services whatsoever on the eve of Father’s Day. A day I always fear to eat out and go back home with full of frustration during a “what and what” day. Anyway like I said this was a good outing.

Assam Fish Head Curry the highlight of the dinner.

In Kuala Lumpur we often eat lot of garlic and small powerful chili padi. And a plate of Seafood Tofu.

Deep fried Squid and Paku vegetable (a kind of green fern) stir fried with belacan.

Stir fried French beans and Deer meat fried with ginger.

Kam Heong Lala & Special Tofu

Honey Chicken & Mantis Prawn deep fried with salted egg.

I brought our home made Tong Sui to this restaurant it was prepared by my wonderful mum. She woke up at 5am in the morning to prepare this gorgeous Tong Sui. My relatives in Petaling Jaya enjoyed the dessert. I was pleased to see and bring back the empty pot home.

Tong Sui - Totally sold out!!!

The 13 participants of this father's Day Dinner.

Thanks to Pangkor Fish Curry for allowing us to eat outside food at the place and allowing us to use their bowls & spoons.

Happy Father’s Day. I wish to thanks all the all mums at the dinner for treating 4 Fathers a fabulous dinner.

Pangkor Fish Head Curry
No. 59, Jln SS24/8,
Taman Megah,
Tel: 03-78036577 * HALAL

GPS : 3.114565,101.612709