Monday, March 28, 2011

Clifton Hill's World Famous Street of Fun @ Niagara Falls, Canada

Clifton Hill reminded me very much of Las Vegas with it's colours, larger than life structures and the busy foot traffic.  Read up more about Clifton Hill HERE.  How can anyone be/stay unhappy when one is surrounded by all these ....

Sky Wheel
Niagara SkyWheel - 175ft up in the air!

Clifton Hill
Walking about the street ...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring @ Starhill Gallery 2011, Kuala Lumpur

An Invitation to Lunch in Spring

A season of the freshest, finest flavours
In a symphony of inspiring senses.

Every excuse to eat, drink and be merry.
It's Spring time at Starhill Gallery ...

... featuring a world of Spring cuisines
in a Food Tasting adventure
by master chefs in 9 restaurants ...
specially for you at Feast Village, Starhill Gallery

So off I went and once again, without fail ... the experience was a wonderful treat, both pleasing to the eyes and palate. I might not be able to let you taste the food through this blog post but it's my pleasure to treat you to the sight of the food that will be specially prepared for this Spring celebration at Starhill Gallery starting from 1 April - 31 May 2011. Long post with pics galore ... FEAST YOUR EYES!

Spring @ Starhill Gallery 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Remembering Jennifer

It's been 5 years ... Here's to you, Jennifer Monica Yap Wai Han!

Note : Yet another friend of mine has passed on yesterday morning. in peace. We didn't get a chance to say goodbye before you left us so soon. I shall not remember that you died, but remember that you LIVED...and that, we will not forget!

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Will We Ever See Tim Hortons in Malaysia?

As I write this, I'm wondering whether Tim Hortons will ever come to Malaysia. Started way back in 1964 serving just coffee and donuts in Ontario, Canada, Tim Hortons now has 3000 outlets across Canada and 600 outlets in USA. Read more about Tim Hortons HERE. While I was road tripping around Canada, I had the opportunity to try out some items of Tim Hortons. I keep seeing Tim Hortons outlets everywhere, sometimes a few of them within a distance of a kilometre or two. You just can't ignore them.

Tim Hortons
Open 24 Hours!

Tim Hortons Store
The outlets share a similar design and exudes a cozy ambiance (unless you go to one located at a tourist spot like the one in Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls! Busy, busy, busy!). See those large cans on the left? Those are the famous Tim Hortons Fine Grind Coffee made from Arabica beans, 1.1 kg pack going for $16.99. Is Tim Hortons coffee as good as they say?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weng Kee & Thoo Yuen @ Taman Selera Old Town, Petaling Jaya

Weng Kee Drink Stall
Actually, this post is a continuation from Pu Yuan as we headed to Taman Selera Old Town for desserts! It was another warm night and what a better way to end the night with something nice and cold? Well, that was initially our intention :o) (read on....). Arriving at around 8pm, the place was quite crowded and we were glad to find a place to sit near Weng Kee Drink Stall (look out for Stall No. 46).

Jason's favourite dessert is Ice Kacang, I suggested this place since it will be the first visit for Jason and Nivlac. Weng Kee has been around for some decades and is well known for their Ice Kacang. They do serve other variety of drinks but I only order their Ice Kacang each time I'm here though I've told myself countless time that I should try other drinks.

Ice Kacang (Ice Dessert)

The ice is really fine and melts almost immediately when it's in your mouth (but this means that it melts as easily too in the bowl especially during the warm weather). I feel that because of the fine texture, the syrup/brown sugar/evaporated milk gets soaked into each and every tiny fine ice flake ... hence making this Ice Kacang so flavourful and great. Of course, there's the usual accompaniments; red beans, corn, grass jelly (cincau), cendol, peanut too (sorry, I tucked in eagerly right after I took this and forgot to take a photo of what's in it!). At Weng Kee, you can have a choice of brown sugar or syrup or a mixture of both, adding the evaporated milk to top it all off. I think I'm beginning to love Ice Kacang as much as Jason does :p

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Pu Yuan @ Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur


Just before Jason moved away, we got round to doing dinner over one weekend (with Nivlac too!).  We had to go through the usual routine of choosing a place to eat and Jason suggested Pu Yuan.  So, off we went and with the help of a GPS and we found the place (the restaurant is located off the main road and is in a rather obscure lane).  Even when we arrived at the location, we still second guessed ourselves as we didn't spot Pu Yuan's "infamous" door.  Jason got down to take a walk around the area and confirmed that we had indeed arrived at the correct place.  So, what's this about Pu Yuan's "infamous" door?

Pu Yuan
Here it is...for those Chinese illiterate, would you know that restaurant lies behind this door?  Actually, a gambling den comes to mind, hehehe...But then, I'm sure a gambling den wouldn't have a Welcome sign (well, other than Genting's) Well, since we knew beforehand, we made our way through the door... still with slight apprehension, hahahah.....

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Photo First, Food Second!

Strip done through

Photograph : a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.

~ Ambrose Bierce

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Charismatic Canada! Part Three

Let's do some sightseeing today - here are some pics while we were moving around in Ontario. Did I tell you that I love Canada, especially Quebec. :o) Each time I post up my travel pics, I feel like packing my bags and flying back to Canada (somewhere, anywhere...hmmm).

Casa Loma
Casa Loma locked!?

Casa Loma
Another entrance led us to this's odd as Casa Loma's located in the center of the city, I mean, not often one builds a castle smack in the center of city.