Wednesday, 27 February 2013

102 Chinese Cuisine Restaurant @ Bellisa Row

I was oncall one night and I happen to chance upon this restaurant along Bellisa Row. It was called 102 Chinese Cuisine Restaurant.

I found the dishes they served were quite reasonable, like the usual...and they served, what I feel is like somewhat taiwanese food.

Upon my second visit to this place, I noticed that they had on their walls for display, a plaque for second place in a chef-off cooking completition in 2011... I can't quite recall what exactly the plaque stated, but it was along the lines of a second placing in the competition. So, wow, the chef knows his stuff... and you're assured to be in good hands when food is concerned :)

The best part was that this outlet was right next to a Chatime stall and they had somewhat merged. So, you could either order your drinks from the restaurant or from Chatime, and have both at the same time.

The next thing that caught my eye was the multicoloured and very fashion-forward chair pieces they had adorning the restaurant. At one glance, I thought the chairs were from IKEA, well, I can't be sure. I simply loved the colours.

So, down to the nitty gritty of the food.
They offer Bento sets, but for serving chinese food...
We ordered 2 Bento sets - more value for money

ONe was the grilled chicken set, which came with taufu, egg, and soup & rice RM12.90
Mine was, fried chicken, eggplant, egg, and soup & rice. RM11.90
Grilled chicken

Fried chicken
Luckily our side dished were different, which made the whole Bento set not the same. Although the soup was the same :)

I ordered extra dessert - Mango cream sago RM4.90
The size of the dessert was enough for one.
Needless to say, I ordered my Chatime to go :)
All in all, a pleasant place for family and friends to just hang-out or have a meal.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Manhattan Fish Market @ All Seasons

It ya'll folks don't already know, Manhattan Fish Market has opened another new outlet at All Seasons Farlim.
They opened their doors on the 2nd of February and I went there on the 3rd, when I was post-call. Yes, yes, post-call indulgence :)
And luckily for us, they were having a super cool promotion - Free Fish&Chips with any purchase. Awesome or what!!!!
Here's what we ordered.
Seafood chowder & drink RM12.90

 I just had to choose this blue coloured drink, with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream... forgot the name, but remembered the taste... it was ok la... more of a sprite cum fruity kinda taste...

We ordered the salmone spaghetti - it was surprisingly delicious!!! Super creamy and cheesy... The way I love my spaghetti to taste... super YUM!
And of course, we had the fish&chips on da house...

 The spaghetti had chunks of salmone in it... YUM YUM
And of course, I ordered the fried country mushrooms... that came with their awesome Honey Mustard sauce to dip. I LOVE the honey mustard sauce... it's just amazing!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Chinese New Year cookies 2013

It's that time of year again, where my family and I put our work and life aside, to make COOKIES and PINEAPPLE TARTS!!
Every year, it has become a tradition to make chocolate chip cookies and pineapple jam tarts. It is a tradition I hope to keep. And, no matter how busy I am or whether I'll be in Penang or not, I hope to make these babies annually!
So this year was no different.

First up is to ready all the necessary ingredients.
Butter, flour, sugar, chocolate chips, walnuts, baking soda, vanilla essence, home-made pineapple jam...oh and eggs...

Next, is the equipment!! Gotta have trays, mixer, oven, weighing machine....

 THe receipe is more or less the same as always... and that is to mix everything up... into a nice batter... (like in pic)

Then, it's time to fill in the trays and put some jam on it! Like so... and Tadaaa...!

I didn't get to take pics of the chocolate chip cookies though, coz this year, Ma made them. I only made the pineapple jam tarts... LOVE the pink casings... so cute and girlie...