Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Love and Food

Down with cough, flu and slight fever now. Could it be the overdose of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Brainwashed by mom that chocolate and peanut are heaty! Have to drink lots and lots of water after consuming?) ? Or I'd been dining out too much and lack of mum's soup?

Don't bother to ask me go eat some medicines.
I HATE EATING MEDICINES, yes... very much like a kid.

Nonnie says NO to Panadols!

Anyway, this is going to be a more pictures, less words entry showing you what I'd been eating for the last few days. Or maybe not? Usually I'm a ranty person in nature.

12th July 2008

Went to the hostel to submit my application form and a mini-drama between the clerk and I went on but it was all good. Hahahhaa. Not going to say what happened here, asked me (in MSN or face-to-face. No calls please, I have err.. (slight) Phonaphobia remember?) if you're curious! You're so going to think that I'm your latest idol after knowing what I said. Hahahhahha! I'm serious!

Ran some errands and waited for fatguy till 6.30pm to makan. We opted for something new this time so we chose "Fun Wok Hong Kong Restaurant".


The Menu

My HongKong style Milk Tea
Not your average Teh-C.
Its the kind of milk tea you get from ordering Kokoberry's Pearl Milk Tea.
The color looks a bit like 3-in-1 Nescafe though I know but it was pretty nice.

Okay, what I did was...

I took a picture of the food we ordered on the menu, and another photo of the actual one that was served onto our table showing you guys the difference. Yes, I'm aware of the fact that there's usually a disclaimer on the menu stating that what you see from advertisement might look different from what's being served, I just wanna see how "different" will it be only nia.

Sigh Nonnie, you're so jobless and lame. Eat full nothing to do again?

No! I haven't eat yet so got time to do whatever I want to do.
Can or not?

*roll eyes and flip hairs*

Salt and Pepper Tofu, $6.50
(Can't remember the precise names of what we ordered... but you'll get it)
On the Menu

The Actual Serving

I. love. this!
It was really really really good.

Probably one of their signature dish I don't know but I saw quite a number of customers having it on their tables.

Maybe you thought, "Aiya.... fried tofu only.. what so special? My mum also fries for me lah. Chew." but I tell you, this is really different.


Its crispy outside and watery-smooth and soft like butter/ avocado inside!
Nothing can goes wrong with that kind of combination. Perfect with chili sauce.

When I popped it into my mouth, the liquid in the tofu instantly exploded out and my tongue was enjoying and savoring the texture, the taste and the overall feeling of it... One word,
sibehlimpehchaojiwudiDELICIOUS!
(语无伦次)

Bobby's err Baked rice with chicken fillet... I think?
($7 something)

The actual one...

Erm... sorry to say but, it's very predictable and forgettable too. Can get it anywhere and not necessary there. The bamboo basket with aluminum foil does make it look a little unique pulang... but taste wise, okay okay only. I'll pass next time.


My Satay Sauce Beef Steak Spaghetti
($6 something)

I love Procter's (KB) Beef satay noodle soup and thus I ordered this with confidence. Sekali, it really did taste like noodles in those peanutty-satay sauce, not spicy at all.


Yeap, it was a little disappointing for me because

1) I didn't like how it tasted. I think its just me lah.
2) Beef steak? Where? I saw only beef slices.
3) Spaghetti overcooked, soggy and putus-putus one. I felt like a 2 yo baby eating my pasta by scooping with my spoon. I like my pasta in the al-dente stage thank you.


Borcsh
($3 or $3.50?)

The actual one

Mana saya punya itu daun atas itu sup? Just kidding. Bobby liked it. I scooped the soup and put it into my spaghetti and it did taste a little better after that. Should have order the good old bolognaise. Nothing goes wrong with that.


Mango Pudding
($3 or $3.50 can't remember)

The actual one

Average. Very how-to-say, erm... instant-from-a-packet-like? Buy ready-mixed sachets and mix with water those. Would love it more if it has more chunky mango flesh though. I know, I very maciam, $3 only so many complain. Just shaddap and eat you stupid mafan blogger. You so lihai you cook lah.

Sigh, wonder when can I get to taste the legendary Xu Liu Shan's Mango Pudding?
*cough* Don't pretend you don't see this Bobby Lim *cough*

Bobby's Ginseng something with sea coconut
$3.50

Never like herbal smell so no comment from me for this.
But can see a lot of ingredient inside lah, make your $3.50 worthwhile!



The overall experience was not bad. Definitely going back for a second try because I didn't get to eat their dimsums! Xiao-long-bao, salad prawn and so on...

Wait for me Fun Wok! Hiong~

(Love the name though!
Very sat leh! English and Cantonese also can with two different meanings)

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Watched Hellboy2: The Golden Army.
Two words, MUST WATCH!!!
The End.

p/s: Blog owner sucks in writing movie reviews.

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14th July 2008

Went to my favorite vegetarian restaurant with VaiDBeauty, Pingko, Yeye and Hui.

(Located in Menglait, same building with Le Apple)

Was suppose to try out their new exotic dishes but unfortunately the chef who "invented" them wasn't around. So we got the usuals. Still good though.

Chicken chop in blueberry sauce, can you imagine?
Somemore vegetarian one, very curious lah. Hopefully can go there soon.

Sizzling Hot Plate Tofu

Oh, all photos here taken by Pingko.
And oi, if got any salah name tell me ya.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Chop


My favorite~!
Crispy Butter Abalone Mushroom!!!

So good!!! Imo, its even better than chicken, prawn and other meat.


Hui's Tom Yam MeeHoon
Love the tom yam soup too!

Honestly, Tien Hsing seldom disappoints me. Even meat-lovers like Bobby loves dining there too. Just that he's unsure what to order that's why he never goes there without me. Hhahahahaa.
I think most people have this misconception about vegetarian food, thinking its very bland, tasteless and boring. You're so wrong. Any food you can think of can be vegetarianized!

Take my mum for example, she's really good in converting meat dishes into vegetarian one and looks really appetizing. Unfortunately for me, ever since she dwelt on her explorations in making new dishes, her skills in cooking meat dishes (for me and my dad) is getting worse. Basically due to the reason that she doesn't taste them before serving.

Feels like eating something healthy and sick of salad?
Why don't you go have a try at Tien Hsing?

You'll be surprised with the choices you can have.
Curry puff, burger, noodles, porridge and rice. They have 'em all.

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15th July 2008

Thanks to Uncle Jan who told me that Fratini is currently having their 50% off pasta and pizza promo again so Bobby and I baru got chance to eat there.

Their usual price really scares us off bah. We're karit and poor boh-pien.
Only can go there like once a year nya, during the Puasa 50% promo. Sad hor?

Hahhahahaha. What so sad?
Still got car to drive, shelter to sleep in, food to eat, water to drink, Astro to watch, Espeed to surf and cheap subsidized petrol. Where got kasian?

Linguine

Pepperoni Pizza

The bill came up with a total of $23.00 including our drinks and imagine with the 50% off, no $50 also no need to walk out of the door ah. Somemore we only ordered one pizza and one pasta nya, not because we don't have money okay, because scare cannot finish bah.


Can you guess where is this?

Again, its Uncle Jan who told me about this place (I hope I didn't get the wrong place though) and I asked Bobby to go there. It does feel really different, just that the road very small and no place to park nya. Everyone's parking illegally at the road side making it hard for other cars to pass through.

Belait river, longest river in Brunei
where you can see crocodiles if you're lucky.



Great place to relax, do nothing, think nothing and just sit there looking at.... trees?


Oh oh, I beat Bobby in playing the basketball arcade game today!

His!

My Score!
HAHAHHAHAA!
22 and 99, what a pathetic gap!

And I had to tiptoe to shoot because the platform was too tall for me. My hands already damn tired and also my legs (tiptoed too long) and I kinda like gave up and simply shoot after that. I kasian Bobby doing nothing and looking at me with puppy eyes because he game-over liao.

Yeah, I was shocked by my scores too. I think I can score better if I bring a stool next time.

The Uni Arcade in Seria is so much better than the one in the Mall. Know why? Because boh-lang one. Nobody will know how badly you score, no need to wait and no annoying preteens looking all emo blocking the entrance making me squeezing through them.

My boo made me sandwich to day

Such perfect day, woke up and the first person I saw is him. He reached Seria at around 9.15am and surprised me with sandwich that he prepared himself, apologized that there's no lettuce in it. Silly boy :)

Hence, my best meal today is my breakfast.
Bobby's Specialty Sandwich, price unknown.



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Sent Miss Mau my picture of pencilnosing for her fun and unique campaign.




I thought I kinda look like a cat here and thus I spoofed the lolzcat.
Small eyes, big round face. What's new?

Keep the photos coming in, email her at maurina@gmail.com if you wanna contribute your piece of artwork.


11 comments:

michelle said...

hey where's that place? is it in KB ? the road beside the KB Pasar?
I can't think of any more rivers like that in Belait..unless this is in Bandar then i don't know la..

Nonnie King said...

Michelle : Yup, behind the KB pasar. Never knew such place existed too and it feels kinda different. Happy exploring.

De Pianist said...

wooohoo~ i never like herbal smell too..yeah~ finally found one same species as me.:P

i'm not sure about this,but i came across this article about food photography,and it says photographers will use something to replace parts of the food textures to make it look more delicious and appealing to viewers.that probably might explain why food in photos might look different from the actual one.correct me if i'm wrong.^_^

mmm..i'm so curious about the chicken chop with blueberry sauce too.never thought both would blend in together.hehe.vegetarian food is nice!i love them!will normally have vegetarian food once in a while. :D

btw,get well soon ya!get lotsa rest.^^

Hungryduo said...

I didn't really like the fried kueh teow which i ordered at Fun Wok... will blog bout it soon ;)

- Hunnie <3

@lex said...

WOW ! .. been busy huh! ... do quick go 'tea' n gossip! .. btw .. :'( .. i am hoping to go to the HK Restaurant once it opens ! ..
Anyway, got another place to recommend .. went there N luvs it .. was thinking of going there again with you all .. it's the Shikai Restaurant ( i think spelling correct, kua )

@lex said...

correction i WAS hoping to go to the HK Restaurant !

Nonnie King said...

Pau Lene : Cough like hell now ah.

I don't know why some people love those herbal small so much and because I don't like the famous Bak-Zhen soup , they said I'm not a true Foochow. -_-"

Hahahaha. As for the food photography, I don't know wor. As long as not that li-pu can liao.

Yes, am arranging another session of food tasting soon. Really wanna know how tat will taste like lor.

Hunnie : You seldom review the foods liao, only paste pictures and intro nya... Why is that so?

@lex : I know where Shikai is and it used to be one of my dining place for lunch when I crave for duck and fried macaroni.

Go la, the Fun Wok now soft opening now. Belum grand opening

@lex said...

the one i went to is near the 'Lucky Star' .. great service from the waitress ( maybe just this one person! who knows) ..

michelle said...

did you know that place used to be tamu (when i was a kid.. maybe when you were baby.. or you weren't even born yet maybe.. haha.. in the 80s)

War186 said...

Oh in KB rupanya..was just gonna ask.

Anyway, how's the hostel thing? I'm curious to what happened when you went to send your form. Maybe it's the clerk I encountered last time giving you a hard time, was she? I'll catch you on MSN or something then hehe.

Thanis said...

I normally like to post restaurant reviews .. so I went and checked out FunWok.

Verdict?
So disappointing that I felt lazy to even review it. Nonnie sums up what I felt...

Their food is average at best and their service seriously needs improvement.

Slow service coupled with faces as if people owe them a hundred dollars. Forgotten orders and failure to produce the complete utensils for the patrons...

I will give them a big fat average C for that restaurant.. sad though - I had high hopes for them... hope they will improve in future.