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The hot topic at the office today was the article in The Star about the 5 Bs replacing the 4 C’s ( credit card, Cash, Condo, country club membership) requirement for potential life partners. And the 5 Bs are :- Billions, Body, Brain, Benz and Bungalow. Can the billion be in Rupiah ? well, at least some human-side of it – body and brains made it into the list, and Condo is no longer a status symbol . Later in the day,  i overhead  the song ‘ The Actor’ by Micheal Learns To Rock played over the airwaves,  and I can’t help but laugh at the part of the lyrics that says ‘ I am not an actor , I am not a star, I don’t even have my own car…’, alamak, how la, like that ?

Anyway, this posting is long overdue- the meal happened sometime before the Mid Autumn Festival…We had guests at the office and Mr Boss decided that we dine at Restoran  Oversea at PJ. The restaurant  offered  four  Mid Autumn Festival set with  price ranging from RM598++ to RM1298++. We took the RM598++ set.

Three appertizer Oversea style ,  my favourite part of the meal- the appertizers,  …Crab craws coated with almond flakes, fish paste in soy sheets and scramble eggs with thingies. We were hungry and the plate was cleaned the plate quickly That is the advantage of being the first dish,.Two words, I likeyyyy.

Stewed Malay chicken soup – the herbal soup tasted like it had gone through many hours of boiling, bringing out the essence of the chicken and the herbs, this was rather enjoyable. As there were only 9 of us, there was an extra bowl of soup left and as we didn’t expect the Mat Sallehs to asked for seconds, and yours truly being the only Cantonese at the table, and that I didn’t want to be wasteful and that that the fated bowl was placed in front of yours truly, I accepted the second bowl of soup without much persuasion…

For the fish, the menu said steamed fresh river fish with lemon juice and green pepper, but I think Mr Boss had negotiated with the captain to change it to fried fish with probably some orange /Thai style sauce – the gravy was tangy and tasty, with lotsa fried shrimps and shallots as garnishing. We liked it.

There was suppose to be Roasted duck on the menu, but they run out of the duck . So we ordered pork trotters with steamed buns..Sorry, what you see in the pix below is the dissected version . This was oh la laa..gravy was thick and rich and pork was melt in the mouth tender.  I thought the Angmohs might not enjoy this- u know la, all that layer of jellied-liked skin and fat, but they were continuously scrapping and scrapping at the plate. I guessed pork trotters knows no boundaries..

Baked tiger prawns with thousand island sauce – the dish was very pleasing to the eye and glad to say, it was pleasing to the palate as well..prawns were juicy and fresh and the many island sauce worked !

 The menu said seasonal HK vegetable with abalone sauce, the dish came with cauliflower, mustard, mushroom and fu-chuk ( soya bean sheets), this was average. At this point, the pace started to go sloooower as the stomach is steadily reaching it’s full capacity 

Stir fried Ee-Fu noodles – these were good , although running on a full stomach, this was too good to resist ! The noodles had a firm and springy texture and the flavouring was just right, can’t find any fault with this.

We were served 2 mooncakes and with 1 box of 4 mooncakes to take home. Dessert was soya bean with fungus and gingko

 Overall, an enjoyable meal.  

Location :
Plaza Armada, Lot 28, Ground Floor, Lorong Utara C,
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 79561029
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Rumah Ku @ Petaling Jaya

Posted: January 5, 2010 in @ PJ
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When Chunny picked me up that saturday , we hadn’t decide where to have lunch, then Chunny suggested, ‘let’s do Rumah Ku’, so off we head to PJ. A  few weeks before this, a colleague had pointed out the place to me but being someone with a total lack of direction, I didn’t really have much  an idea where I was, except that it was on the same street as the shop serving the  famous Ipoh chicken rice and it was an orangy/yellowish painted bungalow.  And guess what , we drove up and down the street twice and could not locate the shop and at the third try, I was all for going to Jaya 1 or somewhere else, but Chunny was a bit more persistent and FINALLY, we found the place, it wasn’t difficult to find actually, just that we never expected it to be so near the end of the road and we had turned back before reaching that part of the road.

When we stepped into Rumah Ku, we could hear snippets of ‘happy birthday’ drifting from one of the  2 private rooms  (  these private rooms seemed to have specific themes ( Chinese room and Indian room)  and looked rather pretty and cozy. We had to sit in the ‘public area’ –which I think is the Malay hall. There were also several tables out in the garden which would probably be suitable for the evening diners ( or perhaps for  those that would like to get a tan while having lunch ?)

We spend a bit of time deciding on our orders and settled for Tuna cutlets, Chunny wanted XO Mee with prawn and being a rice bin, I ordered banana leaf meal + chicken peratal.

Tuna Cutlets ( RM8) – I find the cutlets a bit over-fried- the outside had a bit of a hard-ish thick crust  and the softer insides seemed to be a bit too loosely packed ( I was expecting the tuna bits to be packed more tightly), the taste was interesting though, one can experience a variety of flavour as you bite into the cutlets, lotsa spices.  

Rumahku XO Mee with prawns , at RM9 – I was something a bit more glamourous looking, this look like wantan mee ( except for the prawn ensemble ) , I had a taste of this and as I was expecting wantan mee –ish flavour, it was a surprise to bite into a spicy-ish flavoured noodles. Chunny said that it was ok-ish.

 

Banana leaf meal ( RM6) + Chicken Peratal ( RM6) – and it wasn’t even served on a ‘real’ banana leaf but a plastic banana leaf plate 😛 ! For the Banana leaf meal, kinda the usual fare than you could get at the usual shops ( and probably in bigger portions ), ladies finger lah , soft slices of spicy raddish lah, the dhall kuah la, the pampadom la. The chicken peratal was some kind of dry curry style of cooking. This was average and did I mention the portions were rather small ?

 

Overall – I would say an average meal . Frankly, we had very high expectation of the food as from the blogs and newspaper features that we had read, all were singing praises about this establishment so, it was kind of a downer for us,  maybe we didn’t order the ‘correct’ dishes. Anyway, don’t take our word for it, check it out yourself. and probably visit in the evening, i think the place should be pretty in the evening.

 You can view their menu here  although I think the prices hadn’t been updated guar.

 Location :

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe (PJ)
6A, Jalan Universiti,
46100 Petaling Jaya. Tel :79571073

http://rumahkuonline.com/

Ikea @Petaling Jaya

Posted: October 19, 2009 in @ PJ
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My quest for shower curtains brought me to Ikea, the pretty curtains with the blue-liquid-bubbles theme had outlive its expiry date and need to be replaced. This was my second visit to Ikea,  my  first trip was almost 7 years ago, I have some friends from Penang that diligently drive down to KL when Ikea has a sale, , not that I do not Oohh and Ahhh over the pretty pictures or interesting designs in the catalogues but it’s usually a matter of..eh..do I really need another table/chair/vase/photo frame .

Anyway, as this is suppose to be more about food than my shopping experience, let’s get on to the main subject… I did some homework before the trip and the 2 things that we must try would be the Daim Cake and the beefballs.  We thought we were early and hopefully will not meet  the lunch crowd, but I guess we were wrong…

 Q

 Chicken drumstick with herbs  (RM10.40)- a rather big piece of chicken drenched in gravy and accompanied by potato and carrots, the gravy had a cheesy taste, the chicken was kinda tasteless  a little bit too soft for my liking , the texture is like chicken that has been left simmering in the soup pot after many hours

 chic

Fish & Chips (RM8.93), generous amount of chips came with the fish, this was normal, I felt that the batter on the fish was kinda thick.

 fish n chips

5 beefballs with fries (RM5.25), if you like a bigger portion, you can always order the larger serving that serves 10 meatball. Meatballs packed with meat, strong beefy taste. I like.

 beefballs

Chicken wings (RM3.99),  crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, the meat was nicely marinated and the taste  can ‘lawan’ the pasar malam roasted chicken wings anytime. Finger licking good.

 wings

Daim cake ( RM5.46)- this was sinful and yummy. Rich chocolaty, with rice crisp on the top, nice texture.  I am not sure should I call this a cake, it’s too much like enjoying a chocolate bar

 Daim

Overall, an average meal. I won’t mind another slice of Daim cake though…

 

By the way, I didn’t get the curtains. Managed to refrained from buying stuff that I do not need – although I really liked the blue vase, the purple watering can and a bunch of other stuff…

 

Ikea Damansara

No.2 Jalan PJU 7/2

Mutiara Damansara,

47800 PJ

Tel : 77266255