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Alexis Ampang on Merdeka Eve

Posted by Buu on September 9, 2008

Live performance calendar

Hello, back again from the dead due to a lost of interest in blogging for a lonnnnng time. Recently a bunch of us guys including Bee went to Alexis Ampang for a cozy night of live jazz music and some food. Arriving at 9.10pm we approached the lounge that had a black curtain for an entrance. Manning the entrance was a lady that collected the cover charge of RM 25 per person. Soon we were shown to our table in a corner which was separated us from the main room by a foldable door. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fish and Chips, Newcastle

Posted by Bee on October 27, 2006

English food is not that diverse compares to other country’s. Most of the common food that i eat everyday is not originated from England anyway, for example pizza, lagsana and spaghetti are all from Italy, burgers and hotdogs are from America….. However, English do famous for their beers- the love of the binge drinkers, roast dinner and last but not least, fish and chips. Fish and chips is one of the most distinct and well known English food in those states which located near the coast. I have tasted the fish and chips in Liverpool and Manchester before, but the one in Newcastle is the best one i have eaten so far, it is so good that after ate that i will never eat the fish and chips in Liverpool anymore.

The fish and chips shop is just beside the seashore of a place called Tynemouth (if i’m not mistaken). After an nice and easy walk while enjoying the incredible view of the seashore, we dine in at a small cafe which is famous for its fish and chips, recommended by our tour guide, CS.

Before our orders came, we were served with toast and a small pot of english tea each. We get to choose whatever kind of fish that we like for the price of £4.70, i had choosen cod fish which has a softer texture. It surprises me that the fish actually consists of a WHOLE big fish. The portion was enough for 2 people and the best thing is, its good in quantity and quality as well. It’s freshly cooked and tasted awesome. No added artifical flavour, just the fish taste and the crispy thin layer of flour covering the fish. English people like to add vinegar and salt on the fish. For me, i just like the classic crispy taste and little bit of the tartar sauce.

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Indeed, the Newcastle fish and chips is the best fish and chips in UK!

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Carvery Restaurant, Aigburth

Posted by Bee on August 26, 2006

Like i mentioned in the previous post, Brits like to have traditional roast dinner on Sunday. Well, at Carvery, they offer the so called ‘Sunday-feeling’ everyday with generous roast meal with good value (for less than 4 pounds).

Its a half buffet style roast meal, in which the customer can help themself with countless serving of vegetables and potatoes, but exclude the meat (why i didnt feel suprise at all ;p). There are 3 succulent roast to choose: The TENDER prime roast beef, Gammon and turkey Breast. For me, i always choose all of them, dont have to waste my grey matter pondering on such insignificant things. anyway, did i mention that i am a carnivore before?

The meat is alright, cooked throughly, the roast beaf is not so tender though. Thumbs up for the gravies, they put whole onion inside without slicing them at all into the gravies, it looks like a brown sauce, but has a thick onion and salty taste. It taste good with the roast meat.

Next on the list is the side dish, where you can help yourself to as much or as little as you like from range of freshly steamed and roasted vegetables (caulis, carrots, green peas, roast potatoes, steam potatoes) home-cooked Yorkshire puddings and delicious stuffing. There is a wide range of sauce to choose as well, they have brown sauce, mustard sauce and horseradish sauce (yucks). oh, Brits like GREEN PEAS!!! *emphasize* PLAIN steam green peas, with no added artificial taste or sauce, but they just love it, its really a mystery to me.

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In case you are trying to find the meat, well, its underneath the mountain high of vegetable and potatoes. Yorkshire pudding is like malaysia-yao char guai. Fried flour stuff which look like a mushroom cup. The stuffing (ball look alike stuff) supossed to be inside the yorkshire pudding though, thats the proper way of eating it.

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Me and CS before taking the meal.

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This is what i called before and after.

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Ceasar’s Palace,Liverpool

Posted by Bee on August 25, 2006

Went to Ceasar’s palace for my birthday dinner months ago, the restaurant was highly recommeded by my housemate, CS. Very classy, stunning food and *emphasize* AFFORDABLE price. Well, its hard to find a classy place to dine out in Liverpool which offer student range price actually. Of course one can get mumbo jumbo size of fish and chips or burgers in any fish & chips take away shop or local pub in a fairly cheap price (3-5 pounds), but for the one with decent atmosphere (a.k.a dim light plus nice-suit-waiters) and champagne-served restaurant, it will cost you a fortune.

Surprisingly, Ceasar’s Palace is a luxurous decorated restaurant with 7-8 pounds meals. It will be more comfortable if its more spacious, but it was acceptable as they have to give priorities to the fountain and greek-style sculptures IN the restaurant.

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Lets talk about the food then, the main meal sets are presentable and come with the choice of either jacket potatoes or chips and salad or coleslaw.

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This is CS traditional Roast chicken, Brits like to have Roast dinner on weekends especially on Sunday. its alright, tasted like oven chicken, a bit too plain, a bit of sauce will taste nicer.

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This is Jia’s Kiev chicken, breast chicken coated with garlic butter and breadcrumb. again, its quite dried but they are certainly generous with the side dish portion.

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This is Chloe’s Polio Alla Parmigiana, sounds sophisticated but its actually chicken breast with flour breaded, top with Mozzarella cheeseand spicy tomato saurce. Anyway, it tasted like pizza. Compliments to baked potato!it was really soft and rich in flavour, yummy….

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And last but not least, my BBQ pork ribssssssssss….. Gosh its excellent! the pork rib which melted in the BBQ sauce tasted heavenly in my mouth. The portion was so massively bulky that i can even shared with the gals, remind you, this is quite a rare thing for a carnivores like me to do.

Anyway, we did enjoyed ourselves very very much. Afterwards, we head off for a cuppa at Witherspoon just to chill out. i have a big cup of hot chocolate *satisfactory sigh*, what a good way to end a feisty night like this.

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Dave’s @ 1 Utama , Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Buu on August 24, 2006

Last sunday, my family and I went out for dinner at 1 Utama. My brother (John) was aiming for a sushi buffet place called Shogun (thanks erizabesu for the info) while the rest of us didnt have any preference in mind. Once we reached there , the place was jammed pack. I dont recall the name of the restaurant though. We were listed as dining party no. 9 on the waiting list. John kind of forgot that my mother does not like japanese food so after a short discussion and brainstorming on what else to eat, Jenny (sister in law) suggested we eat at a pricey restaurant on the lower floor.

Classy place! After a few minutes of talking , the food came. I ordered Linguini cooked with ham, mushrooms and crushed tomatoes. Very nice and filling

Linguini with ham, mushrooms and tomatoes

John ordered the special of the day; Pork knuckle with garlic potatoes , steamed veg and butter cream mash potatoes!

Pork knuckle with garlic potatoes , steamed veg and butter cream mash potatoes

Jenny had a pork chop. Its not the usual thing that you see in western grills. No batter , no crunchy stuff. Its pure meat!

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Finally, my mom had Pork Belly.

Pork loin  with garlic potatoes , steamed veg and butter cream mash potatoes
My family’s dishes were served in i dont know what brown sauce and i’m sure it wasnt bbq sauce. We shared our dishes with each other and honestly, it was too much. Each serving was enough for 2 people but who cares if you’re not going to eat like this everyday. Eat!!!!

Here is what I looked like before and after the meal.

Before- Still happy but hungry

John and I Me before eating

After – Bloated and satisfied

John and I Me before eating

Each dish ranges from RM 30-50. Its ok given that the portions are huge and the food tastes delicious. I give it a 2 thumbs and 2 Toes up. 😀

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