Monthly Archives / March 2007
I was at KK for a business trip and I came across this entry in the local newspaper that reads “MILF rain mortar on troops in Mindanao”. It immediately caught my attention, and then I read further..
MILF action in Philippines
Good thing they clear up what this stands for in wikipedia’s MILF entry.
this isn’t your friendly next door milf
Funny how one can be oblivious to some of the best foods closest to home while traveling miles away to hunt for the exact same dish. Such is the case with Fatty Duck Teo Chew Stew Duck (大旺潮州卤鸭) that is located a mere 5 minutes away from home, and yet I have always traveled to PJ State to have the same type of Lou Ngap fan (卤鸭饭).
fantastic teo chew stew duck
Fatty Duck is a stall that operates from around 5pm and serves the dinner crowd. They serve stew duck with quite a number of side dishes to choose from. Among these are hard boiled duck egg, salted vegetable (咸菜), hot and sour vegetable (酸辣菜), mushroom, tofu, and even duck intestine. You can have either rice or porridge to go with these dishes.
many side dishes to choose from
For the two of us, we ordered a serving of stew duck (instead of two cos the other dude actually doesn’t eat duck), 2 tofu, salted vegetable, hot and sour vegetable, and mushroom to go with rice.
While the portion of servings was pretty small, the meal was enough to provide a satisfying dinner without over bloating myself. The taste of duck and side dishes were on par with their slightly more famous counterpart in PJ State. I especially like the very smooth tofu that goes very well with the stew duck sauce.
Restaurant OK is located near KAYU and Chow Yang
The dinner only costs RM 13 for all the dishes and rice. Pretty economical and definitely value for money for this great tasting meal.
2, Jalan SS2/10,
(at the other end of the same row of shop houses comprising KAYU)
GPS: 3.115084, 101.616390
I remember having Fatty Loh chicken rice since I was a little boy, and the stall was always super busy with quite a few chefs chopping away chicken, and at least a dozen workers yelling around trying to satisfy hungry customers. It was rumored that the business was so good internal revenue sent a guy to count the number of chicken sold in order to ensure that Mr. Loh pay his taxes.
chicken rice… yum
Fast forward to over 30 years since their establishment in 1969, the original Mr. Loh and the 2nd generation (who expanded the business tremendously) has already passed away and the business is now split into two, run separately by each brother or the 3rd generation Loh, both claimed to be the “original”. I have tasted both places, and found that they are almost identical in terms of taste and price.
coagulated chicken blood, *slurps*
I went there alone to have lunch the last trip back in Penang. Since it was just myself, I only ordered a plate of steamed chicken drum stick, and a coagulated chicken blood side dish. Other side dishes offered there include salted vegetable, kerabu chicken leg, steamed soup, pork knuckle, bean sprouts, and so on.
The set, of course, come with a bowl of chicken soup, and traditional chicken rice chili paste. Now one of the things that is quite unique to Fatty Loh is the way their serve the chicken, the chicken is usually stripped of all bones. I haven’t found a place that can do the same in the Klang Valley, it is a lot less messy to eat chicken that way.
Fatty Loh is just around 2km from Gurney Drive
The taste of the steamed chicken I ordered was pretty good, and I have always enjoyed the smoothness of the chicken meat, and the sauce that came with it. The coagulated blood is obviously something that is not for the faint hearted, and again, this is a dish that is quite difficult to find elsewhere. I enjoyed every bite.
If my memory serves me correct, the lunch costs me around RM 7 or so, with an extra order of a small bowl of rice.
21, Jalan Fettes, Fettes Park,
11200 Penang, Malaysia.
GPS: 5.452685, 100.302848
While walking around the supermarket at KLCC looking to stock up my food drawer, I came across the canned food section and spotted this Ayam Brand “Snacky Pack” salmon spread and tuna spread. I remember when I was young, whenever mom made me run to the grocery store to get canned food, she would always insist on the trusted Ayam Brand.
wholesome goodness in a small package
Well, if mom insists on it, it must be good. I dug out RM 3.50 or so to get a pack of tuna spread. This thing came with a small 85 gram of tuna spread and two packs of crackers (around 10 in total). All these nicely packed, air tight and all so you can actually keep it for a couple years. That’s always a good attribute for office snacks, longevity and ease of storage.
this thing is just so convenient
The snack is ready to eat, just pop out the cover of the spread, unwrapped the shrink wrapped cookies, all without the need of any utensil or kitchen tools. The pack even comes with a small plastic spoon.
The portion of the spread was just nice for the crackers supplied, and this stuff actually tasted very good. The crackers crunchy and slightly salty, but complimented the heavy mayo taste of the spread very well. It was so awesome as office food I actually bought another 3 packets the very same day, this time with the salmon spread as well (I still prefer the Tuna after tasted both).
calorie watches need not to be too alarmed
For the calorie counters, the crackers and spread totals up to some 500 calories. Not too bad for breakfast or snack. After all, that’s only equals to about 5 chocolate chips cookies.
The gang and I were on one of our many eating trips and the topic somehow turned to mobile phones. The gang, of course, includes the wonderfully colorful personality that is the famous Kimberly.
Kimberly: I like clamshell phones
KY: clamshell just sounded a bit … wrong, I prefer to call it a flip phone
Kimberly: No no, they are different
and then the girl showed us how they are different. Please refer to the pictures below
flip phone is like this, and clamshell is like this!
Another KimLogic I don’t quite understand…
I think I’m gonna start a mini Kimbedy series to jot down all these classic acts by this young lady. What do you think?