Saturday, December 23, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
your set of hot chocolate making toy
You just have to dip the chocolate stick into the hot milk and let it melts. Slowly, you’ll see the white coloured milk turn into dark chocolate. It’s nice that they do this since you can control how chocolaty you want your hot chocolate to be.
just swirl your chocolate round and round
If you wan it to be mild, just add a little more milk or more chocolate if you want it rich. You can even ignore every step and eat the chocolate stick it self and drink the milk. That’s another way of enjoying you hot chocolate.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
PIKOM PC Fair 2006
People came out in full force for this fair. Cars were parked everywhere near to the venue and this makes the whole place jammed up with traffic. Just to show everyone how intolerant people of Kuching are. We managed to find a nice parking space inside the multi storey carpark. From my point of view, I think the organizer should either change their venue next year or the management of the venue should look into their facilities there. There were only 2 working lifts there and the pace for the lift was even slower than walking up the stairs. We opt for the stairs instead as not to become part of the packed sardines in the lift. The event itself was a success looking at the crowds at the fair.
look at the crowd!
The whole area was like a warehouse for gadgets ranging from multimedia speakers to little pen drives. Not forgetting your usual desktop computers and note books. Even little accessories for your desktop and note books are on display and sold here such as note book pouches, arm rest, cooler etc etc.
BENQ, TOSHIBA, PenDrive, HP, acer
I was hesitating to blow a hole in my wallet but the temptation just gave in that night. I bought a nice set of speaker that looks like a house décor itself for only RM99.00 and also a Micro SD memory card at RM56.00 for 1Gb.
speaker that i bought
this is where i bought my memory card, CHEAP!
That’s a really good bargain considering the quality of the product that I got. Next time if the PC fair is here again, please lock me up.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
They are freshly flown from KL and customer gets to choose which part they like from the display counter. It’s just like those butcher shop you see at overseas. You can also get your craving for REAL sandwiches here from their deli. Imagining REAL ham and other condiments in between two slices of bread served to you fresh with a nice cup of hot tea or coffee. Other than that, you can get their famous roast pork and roast honey ham from their deli counter. Even though I don’t really fancy my meat with all the fat, I was surprise how delicious the roast pork is. The skin is crispy with a little fat in between the skin and the lean meat. The lady there told us it goes well with beer and I couldn’t agree more.
Incidentally, they have a bar there which is going to be operational soon once they got the right staff to serve those thirsty beer guzzlers.
Coming back to its core business, you can also get imported jams, cheese, cookies, preserved fruits and even caviar.
nice selection of wine
Next time when you happen to be in that area, drop by to Mr. Ho’s Fine Foods and you’ll be glad to do that. Now, I have to go make myself some sandwiches.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tang Ren dessert house
The interior looks basic with wooden tables and chairs, just like the shop next door. Pictures of their dessert decorated the red painted wall. Other than that, it was quite bare for a shop. I think what they want to convey here is that; don’t judge a book by its cover which meant their house special, DESSERT!
Since we had our share of drinks next door, we skipped the herbal drinks section and go straight to the dessert section. We ordered mango pudding, lychee pudding with soy milk, sweet glutinous rice ball in soy milk and black glutinous rice with coconut milk.
hmm.... what to have??
The pudding was the cold dessert while the later two was hot stuff. The pudding was a refreshing dessert that is smooth and sweet with the fresh fruits juices. The sweet glutinous rice ball was stuff with peanut sauce, black sesame sauce or red bean paste and cooked in soy milk. A nice warm dessert that is not so sweet to makes you want a second helping. The black glutinous rice in coconut milk is a rich dessert that is fragrant with the smell of the coconut milk.
black glutinous rice, lychee pudding, glutinous rice ball, mango pudding
Other than what we ordered, they also have toast and Nyonya delicacies. The prices are very reasonable from RM1.80 for herbal drinks to RM3.00 for the hot or cold desserts. The Chinese believes that certain desserts can reduce the body heat on a hot day and keep the body warm on a cold night. They also believe that some desserts have medication benefits to our body. Let’s enjoy our dessert and have no guilt next time.
non pretentious place
It’s just a simple restaurant without all the fancy Chinese restaurant décor normally we saw. It looks more like an ordinary café than a restaurant. Wooden chairs and tables were well placed in the restaurant to give comfort to dinners who dine there.
simple and nice
From the crowd in the restaurant, I presume the food must be good. Ordering food from the menu was made easier with the help of photos of each food item displayed nicely in their huge menu.
easy to read menu
The price was reasonable ranging from RM3.00 for a simple noodle to RM15.00 for prawns and other sea food. The food was mainly home style cooking that makes you feel eating mama’s cooking at home. We ordered stir fried vegetables, Chinese style pork chop, ‘Fu Yong’ egg and Japanese tofu in hot sauce. I wouldn’t say the food was fantastic but it was just nice to makes you feel at home.
"Fu Yong" egg, Japanese tofu in hot sauce, Chinese style pork chop, stir fried vegetables
goes well with rice, the soup is on the house
freashing drink after a hearty meal
The whole meal was made even more fulfilling with the company around. So next time if you want some home cook meal with reasonable pricing, Zhi Wei is the place to go to satisfy your hunger for mama’s cooking.
the mess we made after the meal
Friday, December 01, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
The thing that caught my attention is the people who have long steel rod pierce through their cheeks just like those you see during Thaipusam celebration.
looks painful to me
Couldn’t take any nice shoots because I was grounded in my car. Nevertheless, enjoy this.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
We ordered some set meal which comes with rice, soup and fresh fruits and also some sushi as side dishes.
The sushi here are prepared fresh by the Japanese chef and one bite, you’ll be asking for more. All the ingredients used for the sushi are fresh and only the best. With each bite, you can taste the freshness of the salmon or prawn that is wrapped around with the rice and other condiments.
what's left of the sushi platter when we finished with it
We also sample some of the tempura dishes and not forgetting the miso soup. The meal just makes you feel like you’re having a nice home cook meal in Japan. After a nice hot meal, what better way is to wash everything down with a nice hot cuppa of Japanese green tea.
tempura set meal
It’s a very worthy place to go considering the price that it comes with. Not as expensive as the other Japanese restaurant in town yet as delicious as those prepared in Japanese home. So until next time, “ki o tsukete and dewa mata”
Friday, November 17, 2006
Christmas came early this year. Well… theoretically speaking, that’s what happens in Kuching. Everywhere you turn now in the city, you’ll see Christmas tree and Frostie the snowman greeting you with a jolly smile. All this gave me a sudden jolt in the brain juice. I GOT TO SPEND AGAIN! Well, I have to start buying Christmas present or at least start to think of what to buy. That’s the most difficult part actually, thinking……. Hmm…….. For anyone who wants to give me a Christmas present, please do so. I’m glad to receive it. Hehehe! “bei pai seh” (no shame…)
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
nice and airy
They specialized in Hong Kong style food and beverages like ramen (instant noodle), porridge, snow ice, sweet desserts, ice fruits and also some local delights like nasi lemak and chicken rendang.
drinks to soothe you down
chicken masala with toast
Environment wise, the place is airy and decorated with simple stools and tables to makes one self feel comfortable and wants to linger on for a while. What really stand out here are their ice fruits. It’s basically a fruit cut into half and all it's juicy part scoop out. It is filled back with your choice of tropical fruits like pineapple, watermelon, papaya and honeydew on top of a bed of ice and milk. It’s better if you got some one to share it with you because the serving is half of the real fruit it self.
honey dew platter
Some of the other interesting items in the menu are only going to be available in December, thus making me to go back there again to try it out. All in all, it’s a good place to have a nice simple meal and chill out over a tall glass of orange tea with friends. Enjoy!