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One of the places that Ken wanted to bring me here that not too far from our house is this Restaurant Koon Kee Wan Tan Mee. Many times that I did FFK (in a term of cantonese) and till finally I have decided to tag along this round. It is this wan tan mee stall that only sell wan tan mee in this particular restaurant over the morning till lunch.

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He brought me here on weekend with one of the reason that its limited parking space available around the area and weekend timing is much better. If you do come here on weekdays, you will be like police patrol cars, touring around to get one fine parking spot!

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A simple kopitiam that sell only Wan Tan Mee which is very famous that made its mark to many people that had live near and far to come hunt for this item.

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One of the reason that Ken loves to come here often is because of the quality noodle that they serve and I find it pretty true to. Home made egg noodle (Wan Tan Mee) cost about RM 4.50 if not mistaken. You can choose to have Char Siew version or poach chicken and serve along with a small bowl of wan tan.

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The noodle is just perfect that did not over cook, springy mix with sesame oil and soy sauce with a few slices of char siew top on it is just something perfect to kick start on my beautiful Sunday.

If you are looking for some nice Wan Tan Mee, I think you can opt for this one too . .

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10  quite good ah . . -stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
KOON KEE WAN TAN MEE
Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opens for breakfast-lunch.

In heritage trail Penang, there are many hidden gems with many nice cafes and restaurant. There are one especially are quite well known or no stranger to many locals, even this humble restaurant had manage to attract many local and foreign tourist to flock in. Tek Sen Restaurant 徳成飯店 that had been establish since 45 years ago and now had past to its 2nd generation and its growing, that quality and taste is still well maintain and consistent.

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This restaurant had move to its new premises to provide more comfy experience in classic dining, that tuck in one of busy area, Carnavon Street.

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Tek Sen Restaurant offer delicious Chinese cuisine, featuring a mix wide range of authentic Cantonese, Teowchew, Hakka and Peranakan delights with many years of experience by recipe passing down and improve.

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On its new premises offer bigger and more comfort dining experience for customer yet the whole interior still have a touch of old Tek Sen restaurant that used to operate few doors away.

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Start off with Fish Maw Soup @ RM 20 a bland mixture of many ingredient that during CNY this is one of the soup that many people ordered. Clear in taste that makes it a perfect soup to start off with.

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Every restaurant has its signature item and in Tek Sen, this Fried Roast Pork is one of their best seller that many customers will have to order if they dine here. Fried till a bit crips on the head, a bit spicy with chili padi, caramelize coated on the meat and usually we had 2 plates of this. RM 28highly recommended~

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Followed by Inchi Kai Bin @ RM 14

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This big juicy prawns is Asam Prawns.  The flavor of tamarind is there, well coated along the prawns that every bite of the prawn is juicy yet the flavor is well balance.  RM 49

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Not many people like this dish, Bitter gourd fried along with salty duck egg and mince meat, as the bitterness of it had prevent many people on liking it including me, I used to dislike this dish yet I have been tought on how to enjoy it. Since then, I do order it when I have the change. A dish that fried simple that bitterness of the vegetable is not too strong and mix well with the taste of salty duck [email protected] RM 12

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Another one of their signature range is their curry. So we ordered on their Curry Fish (sting Ray) @ RM 23, As I like how my Asam fish is sourness is stronger and after taste of it is a bit spicy at the end. Curry gravy is not too thick and to mix with your rice to eat along is just perfect~ – Recommended

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One of my friend always dine here and he never miss this dish which is 3 steam egg. Different types of egg which is (century, duck and normal egg) to steam on it. A dish which is very simple, fragrant as just add on some garlic oil on top then add on some soy sauce, you will enjoy this simple dish alot~ @ RM 6

At Tek Sen, which is a restaurant that many of my friends love to dine and no doubt too that they have gain international popularity from a few types of magazine came by to feature them. A place to hunt if you are looking for nice homecook meal without disappointing.

On the set back about this place is there are very limited parking space available around the area and no matter during lunch or dinner its always super pack! It is advise to go early to enjoy full range of their food list as the later you went, there will be some dish sold out.

another recommended restaurant in Penang.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8.5/10 , recommended -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

** NON-HALAL

Location:
Tek Sen Restaurant
Ground Floor of No.18 & 20
Carnarvon Street
Georgetown, 10100 Penang

Tel: +6012 493 9424

GPS Coordinates:
N 5.41749
E 100.33596

Opening Hours:
Lunch – 12:00 to 2:30pm
Dinner – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Closed on every Tuesday! 😉

How many of you do you actually dine or yum cha at local kopitiam especially on local franchise chain? Often that we do not have satisfactory food or drinks in certain outlet. It was not until recently that Carmen insist to bring me here for the main reason they serve pretty good food for a franchise chain and second because her friend operate this outlet. This outlet certainly have my vote in ..

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This shop is located at one of my favourite Pork Ball Noodle Kopitiam (click here) which is directly behind is this Hailam Kopitiam, also facing directly Bangsar Village.

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A place that you can dine quite cozy with marble tables and wooden chairs, as there are alot of fans in the ceiling that keeps the cool air around.

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They have pretty wide range of food and drinks and price wise I find it rather cheap compare to another 2 brands. One good thing about this shop as it is a HALAL kopitiam.

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Traditional Hazelnut White Coffee, Ice Roasted Coffee and Hailam Milk Teao

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Passion Fruit & Dragon Fruit Shake @ RM 7.50

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Traditional Hailam Tea and Traditional Hailam Roasted Coffee @ RM3.20

I am not really a coffee drinker as most of my friend know, as I drink coffee I have the opposite effect which is getting sleepy. One thing that really love is the coffee here. Certainly beats quite a number of places that the taste of coffee is robust, well blend, strong in aroma and did not go too milky. If you are here, certainly its a recommended drink!

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A simple Toasted Sliced Bread with Butter & Kaya @ RM2.50 where you think most of us can do it at home, I just do not know what is the trick that it can be toasted out crispy and with one bite, you can see the crumbs dropping off and a simple spread of butter and kaya makes it a simple bites to be wobble down. Must eat it while it is freshly out from the toaster! If you pair this with the hot coffee and  half boil egg it would be the most perfect combination of all!!

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For the price of RM 7.20 for Chicken Deluxe Sandwich, it is certainly reasonable in price with generous amount of ingredient added in, chunks of chicken and vege with sauce evenly spread makes it nice to eat.

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Tuna Egg Sandwich @ RM5.20

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Star of the night is this Hailam Chicken Chop with Original Sauce. We never expect a chicken chop will taste so good and impress us so far at this kind of restaurant chain. It is juicy and tender, as the meat is not dry, sauce is well balance that I just requested for another bowl of sauce to make it gravvyyyy enough for me on the chicken and fries. Recommended!  RM14.20

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A dish of Mix Fried Mee (Fried Ying Yeong) especially with HALAL status, caught us by surpise that it was fried perfectly with wok hei, that certainly can match with many chinese hawker center area on quality. I just had this again when I was meeting my friend there 2 hours ago. It is satisfied, and my malay friend find it delicious.Recommended! RM7.80

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I always love to try tomyam fried rice, not many places that can fried this to my likings, either too powdery, or the taste is too strong. Then find that Hailam Tomyam Fried Rice offer in this shop is well balance in taste, with a bit of sourish and spicy that comes to my liking. RM8.80

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A simple malaysian delicacies which is Nasi Lemak Special with Rendang Ayam, with rice is very fragrant with coconut milk that serve along with thick curry gravy and eat along with the sambal just goes along very well. RM9.60

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Fried Kuey Teow another dish that surprise us. Fried with enough wok hei, till the koay teow is very fragrant and while smelling it, already makes a lot people hungry. After the first bite into our mouth, we were stun! the taste is very similiar to the ones in Penang, not only that, it was fried without pork lard and we just cannot imagine that if the chef can fried with pork lard, this dish will be a big hit among many people. Recommended!

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Hailam Fried Mee/ Hailam Mee @ RM8.50

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Curry Noodle

I know that many franchise chain food are quite disappointing, but when comes to this outlet, I would want to say that their food certainly outstanding compare to other shops and I have went back here a few times since I was brought by Carmen that I must thank her now, even now I know where to bring my Malay friends when they crave for nice chinese  HALAL food.

Location:
Hailam Kopitiam Bangsar (opposite Bangsar Village)
25 & 25A Lorong Ara Kiri 1
Lucky Garden Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact No.: +603-2201 2307

Opening Hours: Sun – Wed (7:30 am – 12:00 am), Thu – Sat (7:30 am – 1:00 am)

During festive seasons like for the past few days, many local tourist will flock to Penang shore as Penang is famous for hawker/street food. It can attract tourist as far as Singaporean to drive all the way to satisfy their crave on food and some of the Best of Penang Street Food is still top in the list of many people.

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For example a little stall that smack at the junction of Lebuh Keng Wee and Penang Road that many people surely wont miss this little stall that had been operating more 10 years and till date it had attracted many people from far

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willing to queue up under the hot sun just for this small bowl of:

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Penang Road Famous Teo Chew Cendul and Ice Kacang @ RM1.90

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It was used to be an old uncle that scoop and prepare this and I believe now had been taken over by his son.

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This is what is called Penang famous Cendul, its filled with shaved ice, green grass jelly, red bean and coconut milk ontop, lastly just topped with some gula melaka. Undoubtly, this little bowl sure will satisfy your crave and cools you down under this hot weather.

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Like some of my KL friends did, they are satisfied and enjoying every sip of it.

Location:
Penang Road Teochew Cendul and Ice Kacang
Junction of Lebuh Keng Wee and Penang Road

Operation Hours: Noon till 6pm


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Next destination is this place where no doubt that recently Penang Laksa had been in the list of world top 10 food that must eat which I am surely proud off and many of my friends that come Penang the first thing they mention is they want to eat Asam Laksa.

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I was recently introduce to this stall by my friend that this is another new joint that I found that served good laksa as I find that the one at Ayer Itam Market is very commercialise and I do not really like the taste of it. I find that this taste much better.

This few hawker stalls is located at the round about of Ayer Itam Junction and now it had attracted many other local tourist as when I was there, alot people speak cantonese in the area.

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This is one fine bowl of laksa that comes with a lot of mixture of vegetable such as finely sliced vegetables including onions, cucumber, red chillis, pineapple, lettuce, mint and pink bunga kantan then shower a few rounds with sour and and a bit spicy soup base, also a spoonfull of ‘Heh Koh’ (prawn paste). RM3.50

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The noodle is silky smooth and slurp it all the way into my mouth, texture of it a bit chewy that comes to my liking. Soup base is one of my prefered choice as it cook along with fish meat that had been smash and every sip I can bite some of the fish meat. It is sour and spicy enough that can satisfy my crave.

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Next stall that is quite famous among there is this Duck Meat Koey Teow Soup that the soup is very aromatic with its well cook soup base with duck bone, pork bone and a few other ingredients that make it sweet, served along with duck meat and some pork lard to make it superb in taste. RM 3.50

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Penang Rojak is also another dish that you must have which is a mixture of fruits and mix with prawn paste. This is not the best stall and find that the prawn paste is quite salty and its expensive as for this small portion its RM4.

Location:
Laksa – Jalan Bukit Bendera
Junciton of Jalan Ayer Itam & Jalan Bukit Bendera
(Ayer Itam Round about – infront of a huge kopitiam.)

Operation Hours: 1pm – 5pm


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I did read a few people blog about this place before and I have forgotten on it until my friend brought me there to eat. This mini hawker that makes its mark on its own with the neighborhood is located at the edge of Cao Cao Lamb BBQ Kuchai Lama and Old Klang road that operates from 7pm to finish.

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Many stalls to go after as most of them have their own business.

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If you are in this hawker center, one of the food that you MUST NOT miss which is the Cao Cao BBQ Lamb. A Family business that operates along with grandmother and son taking care of the business and you can expect to wait long enough of you go during dinner time.

Most people say them are quite lansi but what I get to know from other people saying that they just do for pass time and for fun.

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Few slabs of lamb being placed on the hot charcoal bbq pit, grilling it slowly after long marination process.

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Every time I go there, I would just eat 2 pieces myself as 1 piece cost RM9, it can be a bit pricy but the quality and taste is there. Grilled to perfection with bbq lining is visible on the meat, its soft and juicy, very aromatic of the lamb and marination taste. Recommended!

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I also order Prawn Mee as the soup base colour do looks good. RM5

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In KL not many places you can find not bad Prawn Mee with the taste of the soup have strong flavour of prawn shells. Soup base which is quite simliar to Penang, add on chili and its a bit spicy that comes to my liking. No complain on this.

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When I walked pass Fried Koey Teow, the smell of it definately makes me want to order! RM5

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Then came out of the look not bad, but the taste is abit dry and tasteless. We add in soy sauce to bring up a bit taste of it.

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Roasted Chicken Wings, is very common nothing to brag about.

Overall, what I feel is the lamb and prawn mee is good to order, and the rest definately will be back to try more. I also have been told by my friend next to this mini hawker center, the Cantonese Stall offers variety of fried stuff and its pretty good. I’ll definately be back~

Location:
nearby Junction of Jalan Kuchai Lama and Old Klang Road.


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Tiger WooHoo

Genre: Drama/ Comedy
This movie had been a hit in local movie industry. After a few movie premier and I have heard and read alot of good review about this movie not until recently I manage to watch it. 2 weeks after the movie was release, its still enjoying full house or 80% tickets sold. As far as I could say, after watching this movie, I am proud of our local Chinese movie at last got its very own quality and story plot. Although its kinda predictable in the movie yet its just a great movie. I love the cinematography way how they shoot it, from that lens had portray out alot of great shots and scenes that can makes you feel all the moments or maybe its because local movie and what they say is we have walk through it before.
This movie is talks on our local culture, social values and family where Ah Beng got fired, and the neighbour keep showing off how great there were and then they found a local employment up in Kelantan for a Tiger Dance. This where the whole story begins. A few moments of tears yet adding in laughter is a great medicine to make people laugh back.
Laughter comes with the mixing of local dialects, of Hokkien, Cantonese, Mandarin and Hakka (if I am not mistaken) and all the cast are from Astro My.FM Deejays. Thumbs up from me for a local production. Looking forward for more. A Recommended show from me.

Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped —

Overall ratings 8.5/10, Great local production, Recommended~

— The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk —

 

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