Saturday, May 31, 2014

Goh Swee Kee Restaurant 吳瑞記菜館 for a teochew taste

It was a Mother's Day lunch where I took my mom, wife & sis for a Teochew taste at one of the oldest serving restaurants in Penang. I was happy with the food we had.

Braised Cabbage with Mushroom 香菇汶包菜 was a complimentary dish and indeed a good appetizer.
Bitter gourd stir fried with roast pork was delicious.
Assam prawns with green pepper
Kailan stir fried with fried fish with another favourite dish of mine.
Teowchew steam pomfet fish was tasty and awesome. 
潮式蒸斗昌. One of the popular dish here.

Goh Swee Kee 吳瑞記菜館

5, Jalan Sri Bahari, 10000 George Town, Penang.

Tel : 604-263 6932
GPS : 5.420901, 100.332484

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Restoran Beng Heong Bak Kut Teh, Jalan Teluk Pulai Klang 阿头海鲜肉骨茶

I was recommended to try Beng Heong, one of the eating places where the local Klang people would eat their Bak Kut Teh.
Seafood Bak Kut Teh is popular here, there are three shops found at this row of shophouses located at Jalan Teluk Pulai and Beng Heong seems to be the most popular. I heard that by 10am or so the food would be sold out. We were there at 9.30am so we were safe.
The boss preparing a pot of seafood Bak Kut Teh. From what I read he is a moody chap but he was very friendly with me we talked about cycling and told me he have a brother who do long haul riding... not bad afterall .
Though the BKT is delicious but I prefer to eat it in  KL....over in Klang you eat BKT on a plate with fork & spoon and sometime no garlic is served like here. Beng Heong only serves one version of BKT there is no such thing as dry version so don't bother to ask.
We actually rode 50 kilometers for this Bak Kut Teh in the name of healthy life style, well at least we workout first before we indulge in this sinful delicacy ...
Let's go for Yao Yao Ping...yes our next eating place....for famous blended ice.
Restoran Beng Heong Bak Kut Teh


35, Mengkuang Park, 

Off Jalan Teluk Pulai, 

41100 Klang, Selangor.GPS : 3.040463, 101.434010

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Yao Yao Ping (Delicious Ice) at Klang

We ride for food all over Klang Valley, this time around in Klang and this was our second stop after a Bak Kut Teh session at Jalan Teluk Pulai.
Besides the popular fried chicken you can find othe interesting food like hot dog, bun, spring roll etc etc..
Freshly deep Klang fried chicken just out from the wok....
I was learning how to serve a delicious blended ice ...what do you want ... cendol flavor or mango, bubur chaha, water melon, pineapple .... I personally love the pineapple and the mango even though I had a brain freeze while having it....mmmmm so so cool!
Nothing like a sweet and delicious blended ice on a hot sunny day and especially after a long ride from home ... it's really good everyone of us simply love it and most of then had double helping.
The Klang Fried Chicken ( KFC ) is juicer, cheaper and bigger then Colenel Sanders' KFC. Thumb up!
I am impressed with the variety of food found here.
Wan Tan Mee is also available here if you are not in the mood for fried stuff. 
BBQ Ayam Percik at the front of the shop.
After a refreshing moment at Yao Yao Ping we were ready to head back home. Another 50km away to pedal.

Klang Fried Chicken & Yao Yao Ping 
1503B Jalan Young, 
Pandamaran, Klang, 
Business hours: 12.00pm to 7pm
GPS: 3.011200, 101.420864

Monday, May 26, 2014

Huang Di Noodle Palace - The Emperor's Noodle 皇帝面

Don't be frighten by the word "Emperor" the pricing is very affordable and not forgetting the food is awesome.
Char Siu & Wanton Noodle.
 I enjoyed the tasty soup especially after a strenuous workout.

Roast duck is one of the signature dishes in Huang Di Noodle.
After a good ride from Bandar Utama we found our way to Bandar Menjalara for an emperor treat and it was a good recommendation. Thanks!
That's the boss ....the shop closes around 9.30pm.

Huang Di Noodle Palace 皇帝面

41, Jalan 1/62D, Medan Putra Business Centre, Bandar Menjalara, 52100 Kuala Lumpur 

Tel: 03 6275 5181
GPS : 3.192233, 101.625745

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ride of Silence 2014 Kuala Lumpur

The Ride of Silence is a yearly international bicycle ride to commemorate cyclists killed or injured while riding on public roads. It helps to raise awareness among motorists of the dangers they pose to cyclists.

The Ride of Silence is held on the 3rd Wednesday in May.

A group of us started the evening at Titiwangsa where we had a earlier ride around the city followed with a simple dinner before joining the commemoration.
A year ago we met at the same place for the same purpose to commemorate this global activity. The response this year was better.
And off we went from Ampang Park LRT Station
Again like before we gathered here at this quiet place & shared our experiences. I was glad to see the same volunteers coming out to explain the significance of this ride and my salute to you guys!
A rider from Cheras shared his experience he had during one of the CFAL events in Penang where he was hit by a car from behind and the ordeal he went through was terrible.
So remember let's us ride safe and smart.
Especially to this friend of mine, Francios Gailles who was killed back home in Geneva while cycling on the public road. May you rest in peace.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Foong Foong Ampang Yong Tau Foo

People from a distance away as far as Petaling Jaya would take the trouble to travel to Ampang town for a savoury of its famous Yong Tau Foo and what is so special about this YTF. My previous posting of Foong Foong can be viewed here where a group of cyclists rode there for the food..
One thing for sure these YTF are freshly prepared for you. We were there 15 minutes before 9.00am on a Sunday and was told to wait until 9.00 for the food we were served with Chinese tea while waiting for the food to be ready.
Awesome Sui Kow with super crispy fried skin with its delicious hot ingredients in the inside.
Customs started to pour in even the food wasn't ready to be served.
This guy will take your order and voice it over the mike. And when you want to pay he will voice it to the kitchen again to confirm the no. of YTF you have ordered. At the kitchen there is another microphone to respond his call. Ain't it an unique system and what a great characteristic of this restaurant.
This system has been in used over the years even before the use of wifi or PDA to communicate between your order and the kitchen.
 The amount of helpers to prepare the food is quite substantiate.
 Even young kids are seen helping out (wondering whether these kids were working part time).
Foong Foong is the most popular among the several shops in Ampang. The one next door to Foong Foong seems to be enjoying spill over business. I wonder whether there is any difference in taste between the two.


621-A, Jalan Besar Ampang,

68000 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Business hours : 9am – 4pm
Closed on Tuesdays.

GPS3.144551, 101.763329

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Restoran Uma - Balinese Cuisine at The Strand

The last time I visited this place was about 3 years back and my colleague suggested Uma for a birthday lunch. Why not I remember the food was good and the ambiance was lovely.
There were five of us from the office shared a package "Paket "A"" comprising of Celeng Base Manis (braised tender pork meat in kicap manis), Balinese grilled chicken, grilled tuna in banana leaf, minced fish satay (sate lilit), pork sausage (urutan), hard boiled eggs with sambal, salad, spicy potato fries and the awesome sambals. 
5 pieces of sweet soy sauce grilled pork ribs just a perfect number for us and the bite and taste were awesome.
A separate order of a black eye pea rice.
I like the lukewarm serai drink.
Happy Birthday to Ms. Liow!!!
We enjoyed the food very much, I love the idea of a porky Indonesian food and it's authenticness of a Balinese taste. Though they do not serve babi guling but our local char sui is better.
I would love to come back to try it's bebek (duck) ..... it reminds me of "Dirty Duck Restaurant" in Bali.
The Uma

7-G & 7-1 Jalan PJU 5/21
The Strand, Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 6142 2771
Business Hours:
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
(Closed on Tuesdays) 
GPS : 3.154695, 101.592290