Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SRI AYUTTHAYA

Thursday, 25.09.2008
As I was struggling organizing meetings with clients who were more enthusiastic about 'Hari Raya' celebration and the upcoming holidays, I was reminded to go to an event later on by my boss's partner at Sri Ayutthaya. I had been to this place numerous time over the years. I was not a fan. However, I always keep an open mind when it comes to food (err...nothing new about that..). It was a sit down dinner. When Ayutthaya first started, they were THE Thai restaurant. I guess over the years they started to deteriorate when it comes to service. I had some of my clients turned up for this event. I was worried. True enough, they screwed up the orders and my clients had to wait a long time for their meals.
Having said that, I guess we were a bunch of happy campers...cigarettes after another..the orders came in and the food wasn't so bad.
I am a big fan of seafood but this one was pretty average. I realized..if I ever make my way down here, I should settle for steamed fish instead of the deep fried one. Too bad we didn't organize this event.
Nevertheless, we gotta eat...the final days of the fasting month, some were alredy heading to their hometowns, we were stuck with pretty average food down in Kuala Lumpur..sad....
DEEP FRIED FISH

The TomYam was not that impressive..looked good but certainly not impressive:
TOM YUM KUNG

ughh...but then...there were some above average food. The sweet and sour chicken was not a disappointment.
SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN
As a big fan of scallop..they didn't do justice to this one. The mayonnaise were too sweet and it killed the great taste of scallop.
SCALLOP AND MAYO SAUCE
I was eager to go back home after a tiring day. The host asked me to stay and said that the dessert was on its way soon. I thought, what the heck...just wait a little bit longer...
To be honest...only the plain rice was 'aromatic' enough to make up for the 'average' dishes..
NASI PUTIH
Then came the dessert; water chestnut in sweet coconut syrup...well...look can be deceiving and here's the proof;
WATER CHESTNUT DESSERT
Not much to look at but sure it was worth my wait. I never thought I would say this...but if Ayutthaya don't do something about their service and quality of food..I doubt to return..probably for the water chestnut dessert.....

Monday, September 29, 2008

CRAVING FOR TONY ROMA'S

TONY ROMA'S
I was craving for something familiar. Fasting...able to live without food but still..craving...Tony Roma's crossed my mind...as I made plans with my sister to meet up in Sunway Pyramid. I reached there earlier than my sister. So I walked around a little.
My sister arrived a little more than 7pm. We were seated but no one took our orders until it was almost time to break our fast. I was certain that our food should arrive way after the time...
Anyway, the wait was worth it as my pasta and shrimps arrived..my soul was healed.
RIBBON PASTA & SHRIMPS & GARLIC BREAD
My sister ordered the fish and chips and she was shocked at the big portion. I said,"I told you so!"
FISH AND CHIPS
But the star of the evening was the dessert: Chocolate Fudge with Vanilla Ice Cream and sprinkled with OREO crumbles;
CHOCOLATE FUDGE OREO CRUMBS AND VANILLA ICE CREAM
We both couldn't breathe after that ha ha (what else is new). Over eat...over indulge...my motto of the year!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

COVA-FOR OUR FRIENDS

CENTRE PIECE
19.09.2008
A long lost friend of mine suggested to meet up for breaking our fast. I concur. It's been a long time since I last saw her. There was simply a lot of catching up to do. We agreed to meet up @The Garden, Midvalley Megamall.
At first, we couldn't decide where to go eat. We saw a place looked pretty cozy. It was the "Cova". We sat down and had a look at the menu. We decided to stay.
Stories after stories, I found out that a lot of our friends had passed on. I kind of lost my appetite even after a day of fasting...
Anyhow, the food was delicious. I had the fish and my friend had the spaghetti with dried chili.
COD FISH AND CREAM SAUCESPAGHETTI WITH DRIED CHILLI
We then ordered dessert and they were both very delicious.
We prayed for our friends and hope they are in a better place.
BANANA CREPE AND VANILLA ICE CREAM
PANCAKE

Saturday, September 20, 2008

KLCC CONVENTION CENTRE

READY TO BE DEVOURED

During the month of Ramadhan, little that I know that @ a convention centre, you can also arrange for "Berbuka" (breaking-fast) function.
My boss bought a table for a function done by an association. He then asked me to find people to fill the table up. That was an easy peasy job. Damn it's great to eat! I took my sister with me. This time to KLCC Convention Centre. The big hall was filled with tables and the concept was "Malay Village".
KLCC CONVENTION CENTRE

I suddenly became a little girl again. I was checking everything out. One mini food stall to another. I became greedy..but quickly told myself that I simply could not eat EVERY thing. They were very good though..

The desserts were to die for. I was hogging the waffle station. The ice-cream, the peanut butter, the jelly, the chocolates..ughhh.....I'm getting fat just thinking about them...

CHOC MINT ICE CREAM AND CREPE

The promotion: Ramadhan promotion
The website: KLCC Convention Centre

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

THAI EXPRESS

I love Thai food. The spiciness is out of this world. I was told by a friend that I will never be the food critique simply because I love to eat. So, she said I will say good things about all food. Hmmm...maybe she's right. I just eat almost anything...
CRUNCHY
This soft shell crab was deep fried. Imagine all the cholesterol..yummy he he
THE SOFT SHELL CRAB CANNIBALIZED :-D
get it??????

This one doesn't look so tempting but on a hot day...the spice just go straight to your brains ha ha
HOT GREEN CURRY NOODLES
Well, if you ran out of idea on where to go to eat...you can always check this place out. This particular Thai Express is at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Happy Eating!
THE THAI EXPRESSTHE MENU

Monday, September 8, 2008

CUP CAKE

CUP CAKE

Nah...don't have much to blog about these days
just thinking of posting one of my fav-pics of this cup cake i devoured a long time ago...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

BREAKING FAST

Yes, Ramadhan is here again. The glorious fasting month, the glorious food festival. Oh, don't sue me...I know it's about fasting..refraining one self from things like food, drinks, bad stuffs and sex..Good for your 'soul' and let your tummy rest for a month from working too much like my tummy ;-)
One fine Sunday late morning..a phone call from my dear Boss:

Boss: "Heloooooo FD!"
FD: "Helooooo! FD's Boss! Dah makan? Have you had lunch?" *giggling*
Boss:"Baru lepas I just had" *giggling* "Well, I still haven't received your email on that last meeting..."
FD: "I will re-email to you shortly"
Boss: "Oh..what are your plans for berbuka puasa breaking fast?"
FD: "No plan..probably out some where..."
Boss: "Come lah..ajak (invite) the gang that been working so hard on that last tender submission..the place..your choice"

Immediately, I made a few calls to the work 'clan' inviting them for 'break fast'.

I googled a few restaurants and one of them was "Tupai-Tupai" which I had one of the 'break-fast' sessions last year.

TUPAI-TUPAI

At 7:00pm we made our way to Tupai-tupai and there were heaps of people. They had to add parking facility nearby the building to accommodate us. Yes, lucky..I made reservation for us.

The food was tasty. I need not elaborate. The buffet spread was 'long'! I had many plates like this one (emphasized on 'many'):

VARIETY
LAKSA JOHOR

The ambiance was nice on a not so hectic night.
TUPAI-TUPAI
TUPAI-TUPAI
TUPAI-TUPAI
Still, I think for those who like malay type food, this place is a bargain and satisfy your palate.

After those hearty meal, one of my colleagues was craving for ice-cream. So I asked one of the waiters;

"Adik (bro)! Ada ice-cream tak (do you serve ice cream here)?"

He just shook his head;

"Kak (sis), kita tak de ice-cream kat sini..ice kacang pun tak da...bubur kacang ada la..."

Hmmmm...I thought to myself that this is not happening...NO ICE-CREAM?

So the Boss looked and me and uttered, "Come on! Let's go to Haagen Dazs!"

UP! UP! AND AWAY!!!!!!

Yes..we were children again :-)
HAAGEN DAZS
3 scoops : Strawberry, Belgian Chocolate and Green Tea
HAAGEN DAZS
Our dear Boss had this one..
HAAGEN DAZS
Jai had this one
HAAGEN DAZS
Wada had this
HAAGEN DAZS
I think you can guess what happened next; we all couldn't walk properly......

To all the Muslims..caution...do not over indulge *wink*
Again...HAPPY RAMADHAN..think of the unfortunate ones.....

Saturday, September 6, 2008

THE WAIT...

WAITING....

I thought you loved me
I thought I was your friend
I thought you cared
I thought I was the one for you
I thought I matter

You never bothered to clarify
upon the promises you make and then break

In the absence of communication
I was left here waiting......
Like a schmuck

It is clear now
I never matter to you
Perhaps you did love me
But that was history
In a way, I am glad
A blessing in disguise
A slap in the face
A time to move on

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