Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dragon-i @ The Curve

Dragon-i has always been famous for their Lai Mian Xiao Long Bao, and well, of course their food. But my visit to Dragon-i at The Curve made me think that their food is too over rated. The environment of Dragon-i makes me get a headache as it is very noisy. Although they have air-conditioners, I can still sweat inside the restaurant.


Wet Towel.

Soya Bean Milk, tasteless.


The Shanghai Style Xiao Long Bao Dumpling. Tasted okay only despite all the juice inside the dumpling.

Si Chuan Lai Mian with Hand Torn Lai Mian. It was spicy enough and the portion is enough for 2 people to eat.

Lai Mian With Preserved Vegetables & Pork. Tasted good and the portion was very big also, enough to fill 2 person's stomach.

The Beijing Style Xiao Long Bao Dumpling. Tasted different from the Shanghai Style one, but also so-so only.

Lai Mian with Taiwanese Fried Chicken. Tastewise was good, but the Crispy XXL Chicken from Shih Lin Taiwan Snacks taste better than this Taiwanese Fried Chicken. This Taiwanese Fried Chicken was slightly tasteless.

Braise Pork With Man Tou. This dish wasnt really like what I expected. It's texture was plasticy, and the Man Tou's were hard and dry.

Steamed Rice With Pork Chop & Potato. This dish was okay only. Nothing fancy.

Fried Shanghainese Dumpling. Wasnt that good also.

Well, this visit to Dragon-i will make it my first and last time eating there. The total bill came out to RM140++.
Worth It? No

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day: Poverty

Today, October 15, is Blog Action Day, and the theme this year is on Poverty. A quote from the Blog Action Day website itself:

"Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day (TODAY!). The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. Global issues like poverty are extremely complex. There is no simple, clear answer. By asking thousands of different people to give their viewpoints & opinions, Blog Action Day creates an extraordinary lens through which to view these issues."

Well in our country. We host quite a number of events to help raise fund for needy people and for the people suffering from poverty.

Example: The 30 Hour Famine. This is a meaningful event where participants will fast for 30 hours and also raise funds to help the people suffering from poverty. Kenny Sia Dawn Yang Xia Xue Steven Lim John Chow 5XMom Edison Chen Scandal

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gasoline @ Sunway Pyramid

A few days ago, I was at Sunway Pyramid for the Astro Battleground. During lunch time, I went around Sunway Pyramid venturing for good food. And I stumbled upon this unique looking restaurant - Gasoline. This place has great ambience, best for friends to hangout and eat here or for you to bring your partner here with a little bit of privacy. At Gasoline, you sit on the floor cushions instead of chairs and have your own privacy with curtains around you, and not to forget the dim lighting concept.

The outside of the restaurant. Yes those are see through meshing as passerby's can see into the restaurant.
The curtains splitting my table from the next table.
The Menu.

The buttons to call. This is the most interesting gadget I have ever seen. After you press either one of the buttons. It will alarm the waiters/waitresses, via the watch they are wearing.

The unique dining tables.
The entrance the customer's respective tables. You will have to take off your shoes to enter.

Cutleries with a serviette.
The floor cushion we sit on.

Chocolate Shake Shake. It's a ice blended drink, sweet enough for my liking with alot of fudge around the drink. RM6.00.

Momocha. Ice blended Mocha with chocolate chips and whipped cream on top. Tasted good with the price tag of RM6.50.

Black Pepper Chicken Rice. The chicken meat was good along with the black pepper sauce. RM6.00.

Thai Style Chicken Rice. Fried chicken with thai sauce. The thai sauce was good, a little bit of sweet, and a little bit of spicyness.

The total bill came out to RM28.90 after adding 5% Govt Tax and 5% Service Tax. Well the waiters/waitresses deserve to charge us 5% Service Tax as their service was fast, efficient and friendly too. Pictures arent so clear as the restaurant has dim lighting conditions.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Jetty @ Riverside, 1 Utama

I had lunch in Jetty located at Riverside, 1 Utama. I have eaten there once before and liked their food, price, portion, as well as the waiters/waitresses service. Jetty is located beside a river, so you have the great ambience there.

The place where they prepare the drinks. The food is prepared in the kitchen somewhere away from Jetty.

A refreshing glass of Ribena Ice. Though I don't drink that often, it is what everyone orders here.


Nasi Goreng Cina or Chinese Style Fried Rice. This dish was good.

Fried Kuey Teow. It was fried to perfection along with medium sized juicy prawns and generous amount of bean sprouts.

Thai Style Fish With Rice. The fish was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The thai sauce that came along with the fish was great to go along with the rice.

Jetty Chicken Chop. This dish was the most expensive dish, yet the most dissapointing one. Although not that dissapointing. The amount of fries they gave was barely 10 pieces. But it was okay. The chicken was so-so only, not that tender. Baked beans was served along too.

Bangkok Tom Yam Kuey Teow Soup. This was the bomb! Literally, because it had quite a few cili padi's in it, with lots of onions and tomatoes. And an average quantity of kuey teow given.

Price to dine here is worth it. Around RM8.00 - RM12.00 per person with great food, great service and also great ambience.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Restaurant Bukit Jugra @ Jugra

Few days ago, I went to Restaurant Bukit Jugra located in Jugra, Banting for dinner. This restaurant is so famous that you have to make reservation in advance 1 week to get a chance to eat here. So instead of lunch, I had dinner here.

The signboard showing the restaurant. Everyone that came here took picture of this signboard.

The place they cook the Beggar's Chicken, Beggar Duck.

The mud is used to cover the paper that is wrapping the chicken/duck.

Chinese Tea.

Tiger Beer.

The first dish that arrived. Beggar's Pig Leg.

Beggar's Pig Leg. This is was slightly dissapointing as it didn't have that 'taste'. That 'taste' is the taste you always get when eating pork. The taste was taken away by the herbs, so I didn't really enjoy that dish.

Second dish that arrived. The ever famous Beggar's Chicken. This dish was really good. Better than any other Beggar's Chicken I had. The herbs they used was original and obviously tasted better.

Some vegetables. Nothing much about this dish.

Beggar's Duck. This dish was good. The only difference between this dish and the Beggar's Chicken is that one is chicken and the other is duck. The herbs used are the same.

The traditional fish. This fish was really long. And tasted great. The skin was crispy and the meat inside was soft and chewy. It was boneless too.


The final dish that arrived. The Longevity Soup. This soup was really really peppery. You can choke by just smelling the soup. But it was really good, and the meat inside cooked with the soup was good.

Overall, this meal was satisfying. The price was decent for such a great meal. The amount of food above is meant for 10 people eating.