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While walking to our original intended target – the pork free food court between Wisma Cosway and Wisma Genting, a few colleagues and I chanced upon this new little restaurant by the name of Siamese Cafe located just behind the interesting Yashi-no-mi Japanese cafe.

NOTE: unfortunately this place has already been closed down

the glorious siamese nasi lemak with everything
the glorious siamese nasi lemak with chicken, squid, petai & prawn

The restaurant has only some 10 tables that sits 2-3 people each, and on the menu there are less than 10 items on offer. This is fine by me, the bigger the menu usually only means the bigger the confusion and time taken to order.

The choices are simple, you can either have nasi lemak, or Siamese mee hun to go with fried chicken, Kristan chicken (a type of thick curry), ikan kembung, assam squid, sambal petai prawn, or kerang (cockles).

there's siamese mee hun too, and those anchovies are darn good
there’s siamese mee hun too, and those anchovies are darn good

Everything is priced at RM 8, except for Nasi Lemak (or meehun) special that comes with squid, petai assam prawn, and fried chicken, that is at RM 10. The set comes with an ice lemon tea, and the sides that includes half a hard boiled egg, peanuts, some potato + onion thing, and fried anchovies.

and here is winnie, as eye candy, nothing more
and here is winnie, as your eye candy

While the meehun tends to be a little on the dry side, the nasi lemak was fragrant and full of santan flavor. The chicken, petai, and squid were all very good too, and I particularly love the sweet and spicy fried anchovies they serve at the side.

The special set is really value for money at RM 10 with drinks. Business seems to be quite brisk at this new place, and I certainly hope this cafe is here to stay.

wisma cosway map

Address:
Siamese Cafe
Ground Floor
Wisma Cosway
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50540 Kuala Lumpur

GPS3.150875, 101.711812

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By now, many of you are probably familiar with MilkADeal, a local discount site where you often find incredible deals on all sorts of stuff, like food, spa, travel packages, adventure activities, photo album, car tinting, and more.

Do check out the site for stuff that you need and many that you want for a steep discount.

TLC Promise Me, milkadeal

And while discounts are neat, I want to highlight what that MilkADeal is also using their site as a vehicle to do good. There is a TLC Promise Me campagin that is running right now, and you can buy the “deal” at RM 20 with 100% of the money going to Rumah Aman Children Home, an orphanage that needs their electrical wiring and lightning protection upgraded.

For those who donate over RM 100, you can even request a receipt for tax exemption too.

p/s: this is not the first time MilkADeal runs community service “deals”, I remember there was one for Japan earthquake too.

Just got back from Lang Tengah, plenty of underwater photos to process, some of them turned out quite well thanks to a loaner INON ultra wide angle dome unit.

Here a teaser picture:

a family of nemo at Lang Tengah
a family of nemo at Lang Tengah (click pic for bigger version)

Clown fish (or better known as Nemo these days) is still one of my favorite subjects underwater, and Lang Tengah is home to many of them.

Proper travelog and more photos to be posted once I got them properly processed.

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ADS:

For Sushi lovers, here’s a deal at MilkADeal that you should check out:

For only RM33, get a Autobot Sushi Platter + 2 Kampai OR 2 Carlsberg OR 2 House Mocktail + RM10 Cash Voucher for Next Visit.

This deal is at Robot Sushi, a chic and modern Japanese outfit at Bandar Utama, the platter comes with:

  • 1 Salmon Sushi
  • 1 Tuna Sushi
  • 1 Yellow Tail Sushi
  • 1 Sake Tataki
  • 1 Magura Tataki
  • 1 Hamachi Tataki
  • 4 Big Futomaki
  • 2 Big California Mak

For drinks, you can choose between 2 Kampai OR 2 Carlsberg OR 2 House Mocktail.

Be quick and grab this deal before it expires, you can buy it at the RobotSushi MilkADeal page.

We need garlic in stir fry vegetable, in steamed fish, with soya sauce as garnish, in marinated lamb, etc etc.

Peeling and dicing garlic though, is a chore that I personally don’t enjoy, and doubt many of you do. It is one pre-cooking preparation that I want to get over with as fast as possible, and I think after months of intense cooking, I have found the fastest steps, so here goes!

4 steps in dicing garlic

Peel & dice garlic in just 4 steps!

  • take the whole bulb of garlic, and chop off the root portion with a cleaver
  • using the same cleaver, press individual bulbs till it deformed slightly
  • the previous step loosen the skin, now you can peel them off easily
  • chop away!

Here you go, now you have enough garlic for probably anything you want to cook for the day!

Cheers and happy cooking!

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For those of you who can’t be bothered to cook and yet want to have a good & cheap meal, here’s a deal from MilkADeal you might be interested in.

For RM 15 (instead of the usual RM 31),  you get the Charcoal King Set Meal that is good enough to feed two to three pax. The meal comes with

  • 1 Clay Pot Chicken Rice
  • 1 Peanut Lotus Root Soup OR ABC Soup OR Old Cucumber Soup
  • 1 Stir Fried Romain Lettuce OR Stir Fried Lettuce OR Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy
  • 2 Drink

For more information and to get the deal, check out the Charcoal King on MilkaDeal, the restaurant is located  Kuchai Lama.

One of my regular weekend brunch places is restaurant O&S at Taman Paramount. According to a friend, most, if not all the hawker stall operators in this restaurant were originally from Penang, and thus if you’re looking for some good Penang style hawker food, you can’t go terribly wrong here.

The prawn mee (hokkien mee in Penang), laksa, and Penang style prawn paste chee cheong fun are all pretty famous here, but one that somehow managed to escape my attention for the longest time has gotta be this kueh teow soup stall.

kueh teow soup at restaurant O&S
kueh teow soup at restaurant O&S

I actually discovered the kueh teow soup place by accident – while walking towards my table after ordering prawn mee, I spotted some coagulated blood in a bowl on the stall counter. I told myself I gotta give this a try, and I did just last weekend.

Penang style kueh teow soup is pretty rare at Klang Valley, this is only the second stall at PJ area that I know, the other being the one at Soon Lee Coffee Shop at PJ Old Town.

kueh teow soup with coagulated blood, intestine, chicken, and more!
kueh teow soup with coagulated blood, intestine, chicken, and more!

I ordered the kueh teow soup with extra pork intestine and coagulated blood. This is on top of fish ball, fish cake slices, and chicken meat that comes with the soupy concoction. Of course, some fried lard cubes, green onion, and fried garlic serves as the finishing touch of this dish.

All for RM 5.50, can’t say it’s a bad deal at all.

check out these proper ingredients :D
check out these proper ingredients :D

While the fish balls aren’t nearly as good as the one at PJ Old Town, the coagulated blood were awesome, and intestine super soft and tasty too. The soup further enhanced by that bit of lard, and overall you have a bowl of proper kueh teow soup anyone from Penang would approve of.

You can choose between kueh teow, yellow noodle, or meehun, so brace yourself among the crowd at O&S and give this a try ya!

map to restaurant O&S, taman paramount

Address:
Restaurant O&S
Jalan 20/14,
Seapark,
Petaling Jaya
GPS: 3.107713, 101.624919

wall climbing with vinn, haze, sebbie

On a non related note, it’s been a while since we last went wall climbing. The photo above was taken last September, and since then I think my fat % has gone up a few points… I think it’s time to start moving my ass more again.

Milk A Deal

Today’s deal at MilkADeal came at the right time, it is RM28 instead of RM93 for Joining Fee + Day pass Entry + Rental Climbing Shoe + Rental Chalk Bag + 1 Beginner Class + Handbook at Mad Monkeyz Climbing Gym, Wangsa Maju.

I think it’s time to do this again, time to flex some thigh muscles and burn a few more calories. Mad Monkeyz is conveniently situated near Wangsa Maju LRT station, you don’t even need to drive there, so check it out!

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