Sunday, December 27, 2009

Best Lou Poh Peng (Wife's Cake) in the world!!! Fresh from Hong Kong

My grandaunt from Hong Kong just touched down at KLIA on Friday; and she brought me one of the world's best (and of course my ultimate favourite) Wife's Cakes (lou poh peng in Cantonese) along!!!!!!

Together with the Wife's Cakes, she also got me a box of Century Egg Cakes (pei tan sou) too! Which is ALSO my favourite! XP

The Wife's Cakes is different from those made in Malaysia (typically Penang). I'm being very just in my opinion, I think these Hong Kong's Wife's Cakes are so much better than local ones! It's crispy crusted on the outside with soft and just-the-right-sweetness (very lightly sweetened but enough to give you that harmonious feeling ~ If you know what I mean. :P) glutinous rice filling that makes every bite a jolly good one!

The Century Egg Cakes are also worth mentioning! They are very different and special - imagine, half a century egg being stuffed inside lotus paste fillings and baked till the skin is crispy! OoooOooooOOoohhh.... simply divine! I simply love these cakes! XD

I almost ate half of both boxes of cakes on my own! LOL! For something this good, I'll have to wait for my grandaunt's next visit or simply fly to Hong Kong to buy them! XP

Friday, December 18, 2009

Project-κ 12: Dim Sum @ Min Kok Restaurant

Occasionally, we get cravings to go for something a lil' more expensive for breakfast - dim sum! So, where better place to go in Seremban, if it's not Min Kok Restaurant?

Serving, what I think is, the best egg tarts, this is the perfect place to be for a lazy late Sunday breakfast.

Their egg tarts are kind of special because it is layered with a base of kaya! Imagine the taste of sweet kaya and smooth egg filling together with the crispy-easy-to-crumble crust! This is no doubt one of my favourite egg tarts in Seremban. I can't find these anywhere but here. A must order if you are having breakfast here! Erm-em!!

Other dim sum are quite good too. There are a lot of varieties and price wise? Pretty much dim sum pricing....not very expensive, really. And not very cheap too. XP

Steamed char siew pow

Crispy yam dumplings! (Woo kok)

Fried fu chok with fish paste; Char siew chee cheong fun; variety of fried pork, char siew and tofu

A handful of dim sum available. These are just a few from the many served.

The restaurant - front view

How to get there??? Map below:

Restoran Min Kok Sdn. Bhd.
Min Kok Dim Sum Sdn. Bhd.
No 7645, Lot 5990,
Jalan Labu Lama, (Terminal 2),
70200 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan.

Tel : 06-7618458, 06-7619717, 06-7615157
Fax : 06-7615428

Opening hours (7 days a week):
Dim Sum
7.30 am - 2.30 pm
12.00 pm - 2.30 pm
5.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Big Fat Juicy Aedes!

I was down with dengue fever a week ago....
Started off with a severe , no, a F*CKING severe headache!!!!!!!!!!!! Then, body begun heating up.......shiver, before I knew it, I was in bed, covered head till toe with a blanket shivering away, body super hot, and head F*CKING aching!!!!!!! Was forced to drink like a horse the whole week until I throw up at the sight of water.......Drink everything imanigable, from coconut water, 100 Plus, Chinese herbal medicine to papaya leaves extract! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! At one moment I was hoping someone kill me already, instead of forcing me drink another type of weird liquid!

Slept more than 20 hours everyday! Waking up just to pee, puke and peek......Hehe....
Apparently, I did gained weight during my holidays and was planning to lose it when semester starts.....but God had a better plan for me.......He gave me this and I dropped weight again! Such blessing in disguise!

Was initially thought of going for INCOVAR, a Buddhist camp but am too weak to even lift a finger. So, had to let it go in the end. *sob sob*. It's 9 days since I had that fever, now, my whole body is in rashes. Waiting for it to change back to my original colour......:(
And  to top it off, my dad is now being admitted to the hospital guessed it, Dengue too! LOL!!! First it was my brother, then me, now my dad.......wonder who's next? *grins*

PS: Am back to school now. Will be busy again. Theatre competition in less than a month now. But still haven't get the script, don't know what it'll be when the character is available for casting. Hopefully I'll turn out alright and hopefully i'll nail a good one.....with minimal acting and script memorising if that's possible. Haha.......That's all for now folks.....see you when I see you. ;)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Project-κ 11: Famous Seremban Baked / BBQ Crabs @ Seremban Seafood Village

Another highlight of Project-κ! This is one of Seremban hidden jewel! Forget about Seremban siew pow, Seremban baked a.k.a. BBQ crabs (siew hai) are another thing to die for!

Siew hai is very popular among tourists and locals and once aired on 8TV's Ho Chiak! food dining programme before.

This dish can be found in the row of restaurants along Jalan Tuanku Munawir, but one that is famous for it is Seremban Seafood Village, which is right next to Soong Kee Ipoh Kueh Teoh at Wai Kwai Choi foodcourt.

PS: I took the above picture in the morning after I had breakfast next door. Hence, explains why the gates are still locked. :P

Though quite pricey (RM45.00 for 1 kg of crabs - I was told, previously was RM40.00 per kg), Seremban siew hai is undoubtedly very very delicious! It is baked with sweet, salty sauce that sticks like syrup on the crabs' shell. However, the natural sweetness is not overpowered by it. Depending on the season, crabs served may be big/small, fat/thin. The ones I had were medium in size and there was quite a lot of meat as well as roe in it.

The crabs are served with this homemade chilli dipping sauce which is totally A-W-E-S-O-M-E! I can swear to God that it is sooooooo good that I can easily pour all of them to a bowl of rice and eat it just as such! Which I did! LOL! This chilli sauce is filled with chopped chilli, garlic, onions and God-knows-what-else secret recipe. It is not hot at all, just sour and sweet, perfect for eating any seafood with it!

Besides siew hai, Seremban Seafood Village is also famous for other dishes namely: Marmite crabs, Salted Egg crabs, XO sauce prawns (lai nui har), and many others. Would just need to cover again on my next trip! XD
Seremban Seafood Village address is
No. 3720-3724,
Jalan Tuanku Munawir,
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Contact number : 06-7641260

Below is the best map I can find but too bad that is not the exact location. Seremban Seafood Village is right at the end of Jalan Tuanku Munawir, in between Jalan Lobak and Jalan Veloo. Well, at least with this map, you'll know where Jalan Tuanku Munawir is. :)

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Project-κ 10: Soong Kee Ipoh Kueh Teoh @ Wai Kwai Choi Food Court

Great news! You don't need to go to Ipoh for their famous Sah Hor Fun (kway teow) because.......we have it here! In Seremban!

Located at Jalan Tuanku Munawir, very near to Pasar Besar Seremban, right next to Seremban Seafood Village, the stall that sells this delicacy is inside a very humble and run-down food court called Kedai Makanan & Minuman Wai Kwai Choi. It is very easily missed as it is partially blocked by a big tree! So keep your eyes wide open if you are to search for this place.

Don't be surprised to see that it is quite empty once you step foot into the foodcourt. That is because, the rest of the stalls only open in the evening. Soong Kee Ipoh Kueh Teoh is the one and only that opens in the morning. I forgot to ask for the opening hours but I heard that you have to come early as this place sells out fast. Once my aunt invited me to join her for breakfast here at 5.30am! That's crazy..... LOL! Anyway, I was there around 8am that day. Maybe it is a weekday, as there was quite a lot of noodles left. Not sure bout the weekends, though. :)

The stall is managed by 2 ladies: one older cook and the other, a younger looking waitress? Boss? I don't know....but she's the one in charge of the account. :P

The sah hor fun was very very smooth! It's like silk gliding down your throat. Very flavourful indeed! And the char siew (BBQ pork) meat is 'thin' and was given in a generous amount.

Besides hor fun, there was wan tan mee, both ordinary and green (made with vegetable extract) type of noodles to choose from. Dumplings (sui gao) were sold too. At RM1.00 each, it is perfect to go with your plate of hor fun or wan tan mee.

Each plate of Ipoh Sar Hor Fun is sold at RM4.00 for small and RM4.50 for large portion.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Project-κ 9: Satay @ Medan Selera Permai (Permai Food Court)

You can find these almost every food court you go.........
It is the most..............convenient food available?? Meat on more convenient do you want? Hahaha.... Heck, it's delicious, cheap, and it is our Malaysian national food! Besides nasi lemak, and roti canai, and char kway teow, and etc....etc..... LOL!

But where to get good satays????? Well, yeah....satay taste almost the same everywhere right? All I know is that satay is famous in Kajang. Why? I don't know lah......I heard that it's because there are a lot of variety (got ostrich, rabbit and even crocodile meat!)....taste wise? Is just so-so only lar. But that's a different story,  Project-κ is about food in Seremban, so let's start.

I stumbled on this satay stall almost accidentally. Was supposed to have some Chinese food but my cravings were acting up, so I decided to try the satays here at Medan Selera (Taman) Permai.

The stall is manned by a Malay woman, occasionally with her husband. Located at the very end of the food court, right at the corner near the car park.

RM0.50 per stick for chicken meat, and RM0.60 each for both beef and mutton satay.

I don't dare to say this is the best satay in Seremban, but I dare say that it is really really good. Usually, you'll get lots of fat and skin in between the meat of a satay right? But these satays have very little fat/skin in them. Besides, the meat is very tender and succulent! It is downright sweet and flavourful even without the peanut sauce. Oh.......talking about the peanut sauce.....I don't know how to describe it but I tell you, it's good. Normal peanut sauce.....but better! The satay is cooked just right. With very little "burnt marks" which makes it still juicy in the inside! The mutton satay does not have the "sow" smell (strong mutton smell) too. I may sound like I'm exaggerating, but you are your own best judge, so try it!

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