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I had a bit of a warning a few weeks ago that an Uncle from overseas  might be in town but wasn’t informed of the time and the date. So it was in between being a surprise and an expectation when I received a call at 3 p.m. from said Uncle that we are expected at  Restoran Chinatown Pavilion at 7 p.m. Both Uncle and his traveling companion do not have mobile phones and the hotel that they were at, do not have phones in the room..err..kinda tricky …which took me back to the pre-wireless era

I am not sure what is the condition and food at Restoran Chinatown Pavillion so had also made reservation at another restaurant as standby.  Anyway, we made it safely to Restoran Chinatown Pavilion and it looked ok so we stuck with Uncle’s choice lah.

What we ordered :

Four heavenly kings –. The aromatic gravy of dried prawn, chili, bean paste and whatever that was put into this dish worked ! In my book, this dish can almost score a 10/10 lah. The four kings are : French bean, four angle bean, brinjal and asparagus. If petai was included ( they do not have petai) , I might even score this a 11/10.

 Famous tofu – deep fried tofu topped with crunchy bits of dried prawns, onions and whatever that was put into this dish worked.Another winner.  I dunno lah..i think the dishes served at  definitely fit my taste buds.

 Prawns – prawns were fresh, the gravy had onions, chili and whatever sauces made this another enjoyable dish. Can be a bit salty but still very enjoyable.

 We ordered half of the Crispy salted kampong chicken –the kampong chicken was tender and the saltiness was adequate. This was light and didn’t feel sluggish or too meaty. I am not sure why I am using ‘sluggish’ and associating it with food …

 The total bill – for the above bill plus 4 rice, 2 beers and Chinese tea came to ~ RM140, which is probably on the pricey side but I guess Hang Lekir is a touristy place and this is a tourist price guarr. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised of being served such a tasty meal..

 Location :
25 & 27 Jalan Hang Lekir
5000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 20709284
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Another meal from the Groupon stable ..haha.. the deal was for ‘ Italian Pizza and Pasta Dinner for two, for RM28 instead of RM75.90. Details of the deal from Groupon : Met up with Chunny on a Friday night for our Groupon meal at Muse which is a restaurant, bar and club .This was my first trip to Jaya One, we had to pusing-pusing a few rounds at the parking area before finally managing to get a spot to deposit the car for a few hours. Jaya One seemed a pretty happening place especially on a Friday night.. I was lucky that Chunny seemed to know her way around Jaya One, if I was to be the navigator then um..we might end up having breakfast the next day ( or the following week) instead.

Muse setting is cozy, paintings ( for sale) adorn the walls, and there was a restaurant area and then another area catering for drinks with a  pool table. At the eating area, we sat on the transparent chairs which  wasn’t that comfy after a while. I find the tables were a bit too close to each other so one might have to lower one’s tone when discussing  about stock options, spouses/ in-laws, malfunctioned body parts and other more personal matters. Upon closer inspection , we realised the drawing that we faced ( as shown below) is actually rather cheeky one lorrr.

 For drinks-which were not part of the Groupon deal,  I had the Muse Punch RM10 and Chunny had the Pussyfoot (RM9)

 Soup of the day was pumpkin soup- the soup came in gigantic saucers, gigantic circumference I must add,  but the part that acts as the ‘bowl’ is probably the normal size of a soup bowl. The soup was not bad, smooth and tasty.

Seafood Aglio Olio – the pasta  was angel hair . This was interesting as it tasted very local-like .  I find this light and tasty  , not heavy and overpowering like some pasta where one get a bit jelak after a few spoonful.  Frankly, if I was blindfolded and tried  this, I might say that this was tomyam flavoured meehoon, there were ample of prawns, squids and mussels in the dish. I did a search to find out what is Aglio Olio :  Aglio means garlic and Olio means oil, there you have it, the two main ingredients for aglio olio ! This version is also said to be the simplest to pasta to prepare as it doesn’t involve too many ingredients. The Groupon deal was for an 8” Chicken triple crown pizza but as we were feeling rather malnutritioned when we were ordering, we were enticed by the waitress to top up another RM8 to  add another four inches to the diameter of the pizza. Eh…that got me thinking, in countries that use the metric system- do they also order their pizza by the inches or centimeters ? The triple crown pizza turn out to be the thin crust type and for the toppings we had  three different styles of chicken, olives , pineapple and mushroom. At one point of time, where there seemed to be still a large number of pizza slices on the plate and we were starting to feel some fullness around the middle –  we wondered aloud that maybe we should have just stuck with the 8” instead, anyway, waste not, want not, we finished the pizza . This was pretty enjoyable  pizza .Overall, an enjoyable meal at Muse.

 Location
L-16-G-2, Palm Square, Jaya One,
No.72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 P.Jaya
Tel: 79544099

Outing 1 – Seremban

We were out visiting a customer in Semenyih and my colleague asked  ‘eh, want to eat Seremban beef noodles ah ?’. The first reaction  was a reflex that would do Pavlov dogs proud and  after a moment hesitation I asked ‘ far or not ah ?’ ( we were as you know, out on official business) . After being assured that it was only a few kilometers away, I happily agreed . I later learnt that the trip  was much much further than that vague  ‘a few km away’ .

I first tasted the Seremban market beef noodles more than 10 years ago, the first time I ate that-I thought I died and gone to heaven – that is, with consideration that angels ( I assume I became one since I end up in heaven) still need to eat and they have a decent cafeteria up there. I have not tasted anything soooooo good before.

We parked our car beside the market, climbed the stairs and head towards the makan shops. My colleague did the ordering -we had a bowl of dry beef noodles each and  a bowl of soup in between.

The thick, fragrant and gooey  gravy , enhanced by the sesame sprinkled all over the noodles. The tender slices of beef…Hmmmmm…..this was good. Maybe it’s just my deteriorating grey matters playing tricks on me…somehow the taste of the beef noodles that was imbedded in my memory surpassed that of reality

Beef soup – we have meat balls ( beefy and crunchy) ,beef slices ( beefy and tender) , beef stomach ( beefy and chewy), beef chunks ( beefy , chunky and smooth) with plenty of raddish.  The soup was beef-ilicious , need I say more ? Location : Seremban wet market. Stall # 748

Outing 2 – Petaling Street /Jln Tun Tan Cheng Lock  -Shin Kee beef noodles specialist 新九如牛肉粉

The shoplot that Shin Kee occupied was kinda small, due to the constraint in space- there weren’t that many tables in the shop. We were lucky that there was an unoccupied small table at the end of the shop.

I had the noodles soup with everything in it , while F ordered noodles with  beef slices and meatballs.

When the noodles arrived, apart from the beefy stuff and the noodles  there was a blob of dark brown thingy in the middle of the bowl. When I took my first bite of the koay teow, they tasted rather bland but after mixing up the ‘blob’, the taste of the soup was enhanced 20 million times ( exaggeration , I mean 19 million times) . The blob turn out to be finely minced beef in sauce/extracts. This was absolutely yummmy..This was F first Shin Kee experience and she has been raving about it since !No complaints about the beef, meatballs and all the beefy stuff. And the soup was just perfect !

The servings were a bit small ( RM6/bowl), the 4 guys at the next table had 2 bowls each, I was tempted to do the same ..maybe I should have !…maybe i should have ordered 1 bowl of dry and the other one wet, maybe i should have less regrets in life !

 Location :Across the road from Kota Raya, Opposite Lai Fong Restaurant  Not far from Petaling Street entrance