Well, I have been meeting up with friends to catch up for the past two weeks, it was hectic. Food then, was inevitable. So, here’s a summary of the good eating I had for the past two weeks, most of which are my favorites.
Hawaian Teriyaki Beef Burger, New York New York Café, One Utama
I love this burger! The beef is tender and succulent with juices oozing with each bite. The slice of pineapple adds zest to the beef patty. Fries portion is a little big for me, so I didn’t finish it. Apart from this burger, the beef eater sandwich also comes highly recommended – you can have it with plain white, whole meal or foccacia bread.
Beef Glass Noodles, Fong Lye, the Gardens
I always avoid this restaurant because it is always crowded till one day, a friend finally persuaded me to try. We were given a number and then, within 10 minutes, we were ushered to our seats. And I finally know why it is always packed!
I like this dish because of the little side snacks that came with it. Sometimes, you will get shredded jelly fishes or baby octopus. This time, I had the main bowl of beefy goodness with stir fried waxed meat, fishball with sausage and lotus root.
Butter Cake Anglaise, Cristang, PJ Avenue 8
The gang celebrated Datin’s birthday with this butter cake Anglaise at Cristang. We also had the famous pork burger, tandoori burger, nasi lemak goreng (two thumbs up!), pork vindaloo, pork rib ambilla, 4 season stir fried vege, honey chilli chicken. As if all these were not enough, we went on to Jalan Tengah, PJ for a round of lor ngap!
Lor Ngap, Jalan Tengah, PJ
Even though we were quite full, we still had some space to stomach this lor ngap. We also ordered other side dishes – ham choy, lor egg, mushroom and porridge.
Mushroom, ham choy, lor egg, Jalan Tengah, PJ
I think this group is the epitome of all gluttons! One old lady couldn’t resist giggling at us upon seeing our giddiness over the lor ngap.
Lor Mai Kai with chicken floss and char siew, Mandarin Oriental
Mango Pudding with tangy mango sauce, Mandarin Oriental
Durian pancake, Mandarin Oriental
I used to go to Mandarin Oriental for dim sum when I was working somewhere around KL. The dim sum used to be good. This time round, I find the dim sum a bit of a let down. However, the egg tarts still taste great. Since a friend has RM100 vouchers to dine at any restaurant in Mandarin Oriental, she asked me and other girlfriends along. We chose Lai Poh Heen Chinese restaurant. I quite like the lor mai kai. The mango pudding is still as good as old times and this is the first time I tried the durian pancake. Not earth shattering, but it’s worth a try. It was rich with durian flesh wrapped with a thin slice of pastry and generous dollup of whipped cream. Yes, utterly sinful!
There you have it.. it was seriously a gluttonous two weeks of my life.
P/S And I wonder why I am still coughing.