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I maintain a list of the promotional food vouchers and their expiry dates– this was a result of a forfeited paid meal due to not noticing the dates, thereon , henceforth , dan seterusnya, I have been diligently  keeping score..and when the expiry dates crept closer, I get into a bit of a stress mode, aiyo..makan also susah, why so like that one ?

I have been saving up the meal at Qing He Lo (QHL) for a special occasion because it was a meal valued at RM100 ( although I only paid RM50) . Prior to this , i had already cancelled 2 ‘intended’  meals at  QHL, and finally the expiry date was too close to be ignored and well, every day can be a special occasion that calls for a celebration !

The setting at QHL was pleasant and comfortablesetting

The utensils came all wrapped  and probably even pasteurize ?utensils

The captain came to our table and offered his services, we showed him our RM100 voucher and he seemed a bit concerned- his comment was ‘it is not possible for two of you to finish a RM100 meal’ – then I had to go through the story telling part where there were supposed to be four but then there was only two….

menuMr Captain was very kind, he recommended some dishes to us and then had to run off to add up the figures and then back again to our table to tell us if we were short or over budgeted ..the process was repeated twice and finally we reached an amicable figure..yabadabadoo and I am hungry liao !

First up was pork ribs without aluminum foil 无锡排骨RM28.80) – this was an absolutely gorgeous dish, the taste was perfect ! It was slightly sweet with the rich aroma of cloves and bunga cengkih. The meat was fall off the bone tender. Lovely..ribsStir fried celery with magnolia petals 西芹炒百合( RM 15), this was light and crunchy. The unique flavour of  celery plus the crunchy texture -a nice and uncomplicated dish , and this balanced well with the pork ribs dish which was so rich and full of flavour celeryTofu with vegetable ( RM15) , the tofu were deep fried and then stewed with black fungus and capsicum in fermented soya bean gravy, this was good too albeit a bit over salty.

tofuSteamed fish head 酱椒小鱼头(RM25), the fish was garnished with spring onions, chilis and pickled vegetable, this was slightly hot ( as in spicy) but the combination of the taste worked very well, and  happy to report that the fish was fresh  and sweet.fish

Overall, a good meal and I would probably come back. Contrary to Mr Captain’s prediction, two of us managed to finished the RM100 meal. So there !

And interestingly – we were billed for the utensils too , 70sen per set, I wonder did this mean that we could take them home ? and maybe next time I will bring my own and save some money  ? What’s next, we might  soon be billed for the air conditioned too ? and what about the oxygen ?

Location :
KA3-0113, Kuchai Avenue,
No. 39 Jalan Kuchai Lama 13,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
58200 KL
Tel : 79803688

QHL was not too difficult to find, go past Shell/McDonalds which is on your left, go straight , then you will come to a junction, turn left  that will lead you to NSK – which will be on your right, directly opposite NSK main entrance is Kuchai Avenue, turn left into Kuchai Avenue which is a condo/ business block. Drive a bit and you will see QHL

Qing He Lo

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It was Chunny’s birthday treat and the initial plan was to dine at a restaurant that we had been before …but then- it was the eve of Fathers’ Day and the place was fully booked and hence we decide to drive around and see what caught our fancy… the Golden Elephant Bay caught our attention ..well ,anytime is a good time for Thai food, sawadee kha..

As there was only the two of us, it was not easy to order, we have to have a balanced meal and make sure we do not over or under order – well, you get what I mean, we studied the menu..and studied ..and studied..and decided on a fish, a salad and something from the BBQ . We seek the help of the waiter to help us to make the final decision for what type of fish to have . Mr Waiter recommended the Thai Style lemon fish, ok, we will go with that.

The mango salad (RM12) was nice but  deadly.. …there were some hidden ‘spicy’ mines, i.e. bits of chili padi in the salad. Both of us had to screen the salad by way of sorting them out and making sure that the chili were removed and also had to differentiate the spring onions from the chili padi, but I guess some got away too and pretty soon our mouths start to burn and our noses started to water. I wished there were more roasted nuts and dried shrimps/sotong in the salad as that would enhance the taste further but all in all, this was enjoyable.mango salad

Thai Style Lemon steamed fish (RM38). I panicked when  I saw the dish and the amount of reddish chili in this..wooweee..anyway, luckily this was not as spicy at it looked. The fish was fresh and the balance of the taste between lemony-spicy-sweet-sour worked very well. This was good…this started another round of sniffing and runny nose.. (The pictures in this posting is the courtesy of Chunny’s iphone….khop khun marg marg)fish

Thai Style BBQ Squid ( RM18) – I was so looking forward to this and so great was my love for BBQ squid that I had even ignored the cholesterol level that this dish will add to my blood stream.. the bbq menu is only available after 6:30pm. Well..the verdict- this was a bit of a disappointment, there weren’t the expected smoky fragrant from the bbq , this was rather bland and we had to enhance it by dipping in the sauces that came with the dish..i guess that was the idea of having the sauces on the side..squid

Overall, an enjoyable meal. The above mentioned meal, plus 2 plates of rice and 2 glasses of water and service charged totaled RM76, which I guess was not too bad.

Location :

No. 2G, Jalan Kuchai Maju1,

Dynasty 3, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,

58200 KL

Tel : 79717139

On Thursday,  I called up Outdoor Adventure to reserve a table for lunch on Sunday and the person that answered the phone said that there will not be a problem as lunch time is not a busy time for them. With that in mind, I was expecting it to be pretty slow and quiet…

We arrived at Outdoor Adventure at about 1pm, the staff were busy prepping up the place, there was one guy wiping the glass doors, another was re-filing the bottles of sauces and we were the only patron at the restaurant…One could sit outdoor or in the  air-conditioned indoor seating area. as it was a hot day, we chose to sit in artificial air..the ambience was cozy. So, if you would like to impress your date ( or potential mother-in-law)  that you booked the whole restaurant for him/her, you might be able to pull it off here..yeah , just like in the movies ..setting

From the beer brands logos on display all over the place – you could tell that this was probably a place where people come to lepak for a drink or two..err..rather than for a quite Sunday lunch- that is.menu

We had RM60 to spend ( yes, another online voucher thingy) and after doing some simple mathematics, the set meal of a fruit juice plus a main course for RM26 seemed rather reasonable. Charlie chose fish and chips while I selected the grilled pork chop.

If not as a set meal, the fruit juice were RM6 each. Freshly squeezed apple and lime juicedrinks

The fish and chips came with coleslaw, fries and a fried bun. The fish had a heavy coat of batter, not sure where there more fish of more batter, probably something that came out of a box. One very interesting thing was that when the waiter deliver the dish, he didn’t come from the inside of the building but rather from outside of the restaurant…hmm ? This was averagefishnchips

The grilled pork was also came from outside of the building to our table…Hmm..? the portion of the grilled pork chop was generous, and this came with the same side dishes as the fish and chips. The pork was tender and juicy. This was enjoyable. I didn’t use the black pepper sauce that came with the dish but enjoyed it in the ‘pure’ oink oink version. the sauce tasted good too though.grilled pork

When we settled our bills I asked for a name card and ehh..the name card said ‘Star Village’ , which was at the building next door..ok, that explained why the food came from ‘outside’.

 Location :
No. 2, Jalan 11/116B, Kuchai Entrepreneurs’ Park,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama
Kuala Lumpur, 58200
03-7980 0466 / 012-274 3117;
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