Friday, August 26, 2011

Hokkaido Cake - RT Pastry House

I've been munching on yummy cakes made by my sis-in-law, (she makes lovely layer cakes - original, black sesame and even green tea ones!).  Yup, I'll be the one who is layered alright ... help!  And just when things are looking so good and yet so dangerous at the same time, sis-in-law gave me these to try ... and now I'm living my life dangerously one day at a time, hahaha...

Hokkaido Cake, RT Pastry House
The Hokkaido Cake

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Charismatic Canada - 'Qool' Quebec Part Seven

A new week begins and it's back to the daily grind for most of us folks....Here are some sights of Quebec, it's a really pretty place. Looking back at these photos, I miss Quebec.

Have a great week ahead....

Fountain at Parliament Building
Fountain at Parliament Building...

Superheroes Caricature
Nothing Canadian about this pic, just that I found these superheroes caricature cute - all locked up in a closed comic shop.

Nightlife in Quebec
Came night time, it was back to the hotel...looking out from my room window, I could see that night life was just beginning down at the city streets...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Herbal Roasted Duck @ My Way Roasted Delight, Klang

I usually go to I-Po in Klang whenever I want to sink my teeth into a good roast duck and have been recommending I-Po whenever anyone asked where they can find such "poultry" in motion!

My Way Roasted Delight
According to my Klang source, there's a new place in Klang that can give I-Po a run for their money, if not, even better than I-Po.  Upon hearing this, I just couldn't wait to try it.  So, there it was...about 5 minutes away from I-Po itself, I was brought to this shoplot called My Way Roasted Delight.  The Malay words though specifically says "Kedai Makanan Nasi Itik", highlighting just the duck rather than the more vague words of Roasted Delight (with the usual types of other BBQ meats available).

You won't find a row of ducks hanging at the stall area.  It takes about 10 minutes after an order has been made before you'll see the staff carrying out a roast duck from the back of the shop.  Then you'll be able to see Eugene Lim skillfully deboning the roast duck.

Such skills!
I might not have noticed all these while during my duck meals but this was a first for me....with a few swift movements of the cleaver in hand, the whole back bone was removed in one piece!
Click on "Read More" to see the drool inducing pic of the herbal roasted duck!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekend Desserts! Loving it ...

A quick post from me...had some lovely desserts this past week which definitely made my "week". Nothing like having a dessert post up on a Monday to chase away the Monday blues ... Life is great! :o)

Something that I eat now and Gelare's freshly made waffle with that 4 dollops of whipped cream, drizzled maple syrup and that premium ice cream (Macadamia Nut in this pic) sitting smack in the center (RM17.50 except special Tuesdays at RM11.50).  I love sitting in the outlet while waiting for the order as there would be this heavenly smell of fresh waffles being made :o).  Usually shared with a friend or two but I think I could finish this beauty on my own if I wanted to, heh heh...

Gelare @ eCurve, Ground Floor 10am till 10pm

Now, I had just written about Ice Bowl in SS2 just a week ago and someone had left a note about one of Ice Bowl's dessert with Safe egg yolk.  Well, the egg yolk in question is from Safegg.  Safegg(s) are pasteurized, hence ensuring that they are free from Salmonella and Avian Influenza.  Since, I went to Ice Bowl again, I made sure I ordered this special dessert - Special Moonlight Milky Ice (RM6).

Friday, August 12, 2011

Casse-Crepe Breton, Quebec

We left Ottawa and headed for Quebec City for the next 3 nights.  We checked into Loews le Concorde and had our cuppa first before we decide what to do next.

Loews Le Concorde

Loews Le Concorde

The hotel is rather nice, however the bed is positioned into a rather tight area and there was a beam running right in the middle as we look up from our bed. Well, I suppose it's cosy ...

Bro in law said that we should have dinner at Casse-Crepe Breton, supposedly one of the famous places for crepes in Quebec.  We arrived at Rue St Jean (St Jean Street) amidst a slight drizzle only to be greeted by a queue outside Casse-Crepe Breton.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Ice Bowl - Original Taiwanese Desserts @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

There's another new "dessert" kid in town - desserts being the latest food fad for now.  Ice Bowl in SS2 has turned this row of shop houses into an even more enticing area.

Ice Bowl, SS2

Entering this less than a week old premise, you get the "Snowflake" outlet feel. Much has been written about Snowflake, so much so, though I have eaten at the outlet in Kota Damansara often - I didn't feel the need to add on to all the accolades this dessert was already getting. From what I can see, the menu at Ice Bowl and Snowflake are almost identical (well, not on).  So, one can't help but to compare Ice Bowl's line up with Snowflake's.  We all know how packed Snowflake can get.  Ice Bowl was packed too and just as noisy but not overspilling at the the order counter (like Snowflake's) when I was there.  Just about two customers lining up each time I checked while I was eating there.  They have the same modus operandi : Order and pay at the counter, take your "beeper" and wait till the initial dormant beeper goes into "techno" mode. Collect your desserts at the pick up counter.


Friday, August 05, 2011

Friday Quick Bites - Teriyaki Pork Burger @ Kissaten, Jaya One Petaling Jaya


Just as I am recovering from my Phuket holiday and getting back to routine, the weekend's here again (Yay!) and come next week, I'm off again for another mini holiday ...

It's Friday (no more jokes/parodies about Rebecca Black's hit, please!), here's another Friday Quick Bites series ... presenting Kissaten @ Jaya One.  I had previously blogged on Kissaten for another Friday Quick Bites post too.  Check it out it HERE.

Kissaten Teriyaki Pork Burger

*taken with HTC Sensation

One of my faves along with the usual order of Teriyaki Chicken Onsen Tamago Pizza from Kissaten (in Jaya One, though I quite like the outlet at IOI Boulevard too).  Served sans the usual potato wedges/french fries ... this beauty is quite substantial size serving and can definitely fill one's tummy!  I love the mix of runny egg yolk & the teriyaki sauce along with the moist meat pattie. The burger bun is comes with generous amount of sesame seeds too.  I normally 1) cut this into half, 2) remove the top bun and 3) eat this part by part with my fork & knife else there will be messy hands and maybe traces of meal evidence on my Ts! Hahaha....

Both outlets are open from 11am till 12 midnight on weekdays and till 2am on weekends! Woo Hoo! I've asked before, apparently kitchen closes at 1am (if my memory doesn't fail me).  Fancy having a Teriyaki Pork Burger at such an hour :o)?

L12A-1-1 Palm Square
Jaya One
72A Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya

D-G-57 Block D
IOI Boluevard
Jalan Kenari 5
Puchong Jaya

I would rather be having a burger and beers with my mates but I can't do that when I know I've got to dance
- Michael Flatley

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Charismatic Canada - Ottawa Sights Part Six

Just got back a few hours ago from a mini holiday .... am hitting the sack soon. Meanwhile, here are some sights from Ottawa (another post on the Canadian series).  Good night folks...and have a good week ahead!

Parliment Buildings Sound & Light show
Sound & Light show - a 30 minute show where the history and culture of Canada is projected onto the Parliament Buildings, usually on nightly from July-September each year.

Street Artist
Our visit to Ottawa was interesting as it was International Busker Festival where artists from around the world showed off their skills on the streets of Ottawa...

Fire Play
We particularly enjoyed this "fiery" troupe that got us mesmerized with their fire handling skills backed by fast tempo music...

Cute Lemonade Stall
While this pic has nothing to do with buskers, I found this Lemonade stall so amusing!  Literally a Lemonade stall!

Hope that last pic put a smile on your face!  Okay, now to bed....

To Be Continued ...