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Past weekend, I get a chance to follow BangsarBabe for lunch outing. Then she introduce us one of her favourite spot in Lucky Garden that she come very often which is Anuar’s Kari Kepala Ikan (Anuar’s Fish Head Curry)/ Bangsar Fish Head corner. On this spot, its hard for you to miss as during lunch time, it will be very pack and long queue.

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Then only get to know that, he is no stranger to many local residence there and had attracted many loyal patrons since operating the business 30 years ago.

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This is one of the most simplest stall that I ever come accross that attracted so long queue, with the stall only selling, fried chicken, fried fish and curry fish head,

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The fried chicken is hard to resist whereby I thought I only wanted a piece and ended up having another 2 more. Fried to crisp and well marinated that make it flavorful. Not a big piece but just nice.

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Then Riff told us, Sotong is a must and fried fish. For curry fish head, usually he and bangsarbabe could not finish and since so many of us here, we must eat the fish head. All are good, with sotong is fresh and chewy, well marinated, curry fish head is huge and curry is mild follow with pairing of fried fish. Just perfect.

Now only I understand why its famous because if you wanna get cheap good food, this is one of the place to hunt for it. Limited choices but good enough to please our tummy.

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After our heavy meal, a stone throw away, comes to this famous Indian Apam which is a must have after your meal. A very traditional type of eatery that I came across for the first time.

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 Alot people came here for the Tosei and others.

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 This is another busy stall known as OM Shakti Chelo’s Appam stall, sell vegetarian food.

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 This lady busy preparing and coordination with 6 woks to meet customers demand, as this apam is cook with small fire.

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Order Mee Goreng, its pretty plain and nothing to shout about or maybe in my mind, I was thinking of Penang Mee Goreng.

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This is the famous Indian Classic/traditional apam. I have never come across in this version. It was done with perfection that it smells so good.

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Crisp on all corner that is aromatic that I even steal my friends portion and right in the middle is filled with coconut milk and sugar. A bit moist and enjoying every bite of it.

If you are looking for cheap eats in Bangsar, then head to Lucky Garden to hunt for cheap nice food.

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Remark: In the mornings, they serve roti canai

If you are there during the night, I find that this tai chow, Sin Lai Ping is good and cheap . Worth to give it a try. .  (NON-HALAL)

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10,  very good for the price they charge~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Anuar’s Fish Head Curry
At the corner of Lorong Ara Kiri 3
Lucky Garden
Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur
Open from morning till night. Closed on Sundays.

I have been using this road so often for the past 2 years since I work around the area, and pass thru this place countless time, that one of the reason it caught my attention was a mini signage outside the house and got to know its actually a restaurant not a house. Told my colleague many times about this place yet still manage to drop by until recently Eric and Jennifer bring me here. 😀 – Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe

Update: Jan 2016) HAd move to Jaya One

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Rumahku is a humble place that tug along busy street of Jalan University ( directly opp the hospital) with a single story build up bungalow converted to restaurant and you will be amaze of the concept when you walk in.

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The owner design the dining place that provides homey ambiance by reflecting 3 ethnic races of our country in each room.

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Decoration of the restaurant is rather simple but the feeling to be in here is just unique.

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Upon looking at the menu, surprise by the price at first and followed by serving variety of food from local to western.

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I started with a cup of hot coffee. as roasted fresh daily, will be robust in flavour and perfect for early morning with my half boil egg and toast.:D . For coffee lover this is one of my recommendation! Mango Lassi, that taste of smoothness.Then one of my favourite in the afternoon is the Ginger Lemon Grass Tea, definitely a thirst quench drink  this hot afternoon. Just refreshing. Recommended!

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Tuna Cutlet, at first I thought it was something simple from the snacks that we can obtain in ramadan market or pasar malam and it definitely proof me wrong that it is filled with Tuna. .

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Fried to perfection in golden yellow brown and filled with solid ingredients yet it is soft from inside crispy from outside. As the taste of curry powder is mild that did not over power the taste of tuna and can be addictive if you have more

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Yam Basket Chicken, is a dish from Chinese menu and they manage to cook it exactly Chinese style. Yam is fried to crips as it is that yam is soft in the inside and filled up with pan fried vegetable which is flavourful.

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Curry Laksa that serve in fiery red that might let you think its spicy and do not let the colour deceive you. Filled with coconut base cream curry and we just love the taste of it. Thick in soup flavour and spicy level is just nice to our liking. something you should look  out for as it serve along with generous amount of ingredient.

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I always thought that Green Curry Chicken would end up being Thai style, as the chef improvise it to their version. Cook the curry till dry and well coated onto the chicken and serve along. Food presentation that attracts us on the first impression.

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I always need to have my meal with a plate of vegetable as Mixed sauté vegetables is fried along that mantain the freshness of the vegetable and crips of lotus root.

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 As we are pretty full by this point and Indonesian style Claypot prawn was serve upon. Aroma of the curry flavour trails onto the air makes us cant wait to take a sip of the curry. The taste of the curry is superb, a bit mild spicy that is not too thick, that will goes very well with a bowl of rice and fresh prawn that cook along is medium size. I just drink the curry like soup. Love it~

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Rumah Ku Spiced Honeyed Salmon is a bit more towards local western style that serve along with fried rice. Fried rice is aromatic, as salmon is well marinated with honey and mild spices flavour at your tongue is just nice. – Recommended!

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If you opt for more local flavour then Sambal Chicken would be your choice. Chicken is being grill and cook along with curry to ensure its coated well onto the chicken. Well marinated.

I am totally impress on this restaurant that serve fine and delicious food and I have been returning to this restaurant couple of times. I must say that this is one of the hidden gem in PJ area that serve good HALAL food. Since now its Ramadan month, definately one of the place to Buka Puasa. Recommended restaurant. According to some of the bloggers, some of them mention that their Brickfields outlet taste better. Well, its up to you to try it out.

*HALAL

Location:
Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe
(PJ)6A, Jalan Universiti,
46100 Petaling Jaya.

Mobile: 012-3131073

Map:http://rumahkuonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=15

Website: http://rumahkuonline.com/index.php

For the first time I have join an activity food crawl. I have seen some bloggers to do that, it is fun to hop around a few outlets in such a short period of time and try out their signature food and get to know more of the food better. What is more fun that can celebrate Merdeka a bit early that what us Malaysians do best is by eating and hanging out, that this round its called Merdeka Makan Makan Food Trail. As this post is going to be a long post, I have split it into 3 parts that will host up 6 restaurant that we have hop around on the night.

Malaysia is famous for our 1 Malaysia concept that 3 main races helping each other. Jaya 33 which is not too far from the concept that they host array of reginonal cuisines from Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy and some others, and as a host of course we start off with local cuisine that located at ground floor of Jaya 33 is this Shyet-Li’s Kopitiam.

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This outlet offer some of the best of Malaysian cuisine that cook with their authentic recepi.

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This is a modern style kopitiam that have their own look and feel, with marble tables and wooden chairs and decorations on the side making more classic as possible.

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Kampung Fried Rice with tumeric chicken – recommended

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Mee Goreng Mamak – recommended

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Ayam Bakar Kerabu Mango

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 Sago Gula Melaka

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Fruits Rojak – Recommended

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 One of the signature in da house is Roti Jala with Chicken Curry – Recommended

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Mushroom Noodles

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Stingray Asam Pedas

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The Muhibbah Platter @ RM19.90

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Curry Laksa

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Cendol @ RM4.90

No Doubt that this kopitiam beats any of the chain out there in terms of the food quality and price. Well worth it and sure I will be coming back for more. If you ask me would I recommend it, certainly yes.

Shyet-Li’s Kopitiam:
Unit PG-16 JAYA33
No 3, Jalan Semangat,
Tel : 03-7960 3563

Next is Nagomi Shabu – Shabu (click here)

Nowdays a lot of people head to Klang to hunt for food, journey there is not that short yet not that long, usually have to make the best out of it would be the mini food hunting scene. One of the friend that brought us all the way here from KL to hunt for this restaurant which is famous for its signature Pork Ribs that had been selling for the past 16 years. Now, Restaurant Peng Heong Hakka Paikut had make its own name in the area which attracts people from near and far.

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It is not that crowded as we were there early, around 11.30 and usually do expect full house.

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Menu that introduce array of hakka dish.

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This is the man behind the success of the restaurant. The boss cum chef himself which is very friendly and when he saw all of us with camera, he allow us to take picture of him and also mention that alot of bloggers went to his shop too.

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The boss with his signature pipping hot Pork Ribs. I can smell the nicely fried smell from my angle.

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Rice is very fragrant by using pandan leaves and using charcoal to cook it.

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With some of the dish available for you to choose from at the stall itself if you cant get the idea of what to order from the menu.

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‘Claypot Chicken Curry’  is thick in gravy, a bit spicy yet not too much of coconut milk added in, eating it with the rice is just a perfect combination. RM6 (small portion)

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‘Assam Fish’ Sour and spicy in taste with Kembung fish to cook along, meat is quite soft and I thought if add my favorite fish ‘sting ray’ in it would be even better.

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‘Fried Pork Balls’ RM1 each Freshly prepared, with lots of mince meat turn into round balls with their own added on taste, dip with chili sauce is the way to go along.

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‘Hakka Pai Kuat Wong – Pork Ribs’ – SIGNATURE DISH

Among all the food you can skip but not this perfect ribs that had been marinate, grilled to perfection, soft, tender and juicy. I sure do not mind having this whole plate by myself. RM8, RM10 and RM20

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‘Stir Fried Veggie’

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Vinegar Pork Trotters @ RM9

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‘Pak Cham Kai’

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This cup of ‘Barley Drink’ turns out to be one of my favourite too. Love the thick taste of the barly, not too sweet yet it is quite refreshing. If add a bit of lime would be perfect!

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alot of people would do a take away from the restaurant with only their Hakka Pai Kuat Rice with sweet thick sauce added in.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, pretty good~ -Stamped- Recommended for the Pork Ribs~

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

Location:
Peng Heong Hakka Paikut Restaurant
No 2, Lorong Gudang Nanas, Off Jalan Pasar,
41400 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel No : 6019-260 0855, or 6012-236 9855.


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Most of us have encounter last minute process, order or anything. For me this would be my very first time I got notified that I have to fly to another country within 2 days and I have to prepare all the devices and test run everything to ensure that it is working perfectly fine as the exhibition that I am assisting is regard as high priority during for the first day as the Prime Minister is going to officiate the event and will be coming to our booth to see what is their whole new Passport system and quite a number of minister will be visiting too. This had put on the stress level on me even higher that my Director is suppose to go with me ended up EL on family matters. This had added on the stress level.

I would only say that, the whole trip was a great virgin experience, in Bangladesh which most of my friend keep thinking that I am joking. 🙂

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I just love this shot. Just don know why and we are flying off with MAS Airline and also just realise that the trip only take around 4 hours to reach as I thought it would be some where far like 6-8 hours.

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This is the second team of people that got send over by the company for the project and even some of them got to know that they have to fly off on the night before. I am the only one from Marketing as the rest are more on development and engineers.

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Since its on the way there, the menu for the supper was Mutton Curry or Chicken Curry Bangladesh style.

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This is also my first time that I saw the airline is filled with colorful seats, which is pretty good for Indian movie shooting and dancing around the plane and MAS Airline was good that, they had arrange all of us seated on the front and this is the first time I get to sit in such a big space which is the very front row. Leg room is wide feels like half of Business Class already. The only difference was the seat but no complain as I am very comfortable with the leg room I have.

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After 4 hours of flight, we reach here around 1.30am (which is slower than us 2 hours), we had reached their Shah Jalal International Airport. Next the only thing keep me anticipated is the hotel I am going to stay.

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When we are in the airport there are alot of mosquito, and is like when we walk around, the mosquito also will trail with you together, looks like one of the Dota Hero with a swam of mosquito following around.

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Before I fly off, I was told that we were going to stay at Westin and I got all excited and Google up to check on the room. After checking, sure I do not mind to stay there longer too but when I reach there only realize that its different hotel as it was fully book on Westin. Looking at the hotel like that, I was like ahhhhhh…* a bit disappointed (as bringing the concept of Westin over too).

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Hotel Sarina was the selected one.

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With the street look is like ahhhh…errrr …..

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After I open the door and try to peek in how does it looks like and when I reach bed area, I was like, wow! No complain at all with such a big bed, greeted with a bed of small cute pillows (this shot was taken the next day as the rest of the pillow was taken away by the housekeeping *down!) Soft feather quilt, and I thought the bed would be very soft too as I drop my whole body onto the bed and only realize its quite hard. Wish that it would be soft too, then I head into dream land instantly.

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Next is to check onto the toilet. Spacious toilet and full toiletries were displaying (shoe polish, bath gel and shampoo, cotton bud and so on…)

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The next day when I woke up, I open up the curtain and this is my view of Dhaka City as I am sitting on the 7th Floor only, the hotel would be consider one of the tallest building in the area with 19th Floors high.

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Head down to the restaurant for our very first meal of the day, Breakfast at Summerfields Restaurant.

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I like how their interior looks like with the classic leather European setting on the side, feels like as you are on the classic European train to interstates.

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Normal Americian breakfast.

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Then head to the exhibiton hall to set up everything which is known as Digital Innovation Fair ‘2010 as this exhibition is fully goverment bodies with the vission of turning everything to digital by the year 2022. Therefore this would also be the very first time doing such event is to let the citizens of Bangladesh know where is the goverment heading too, what actually do they do and educate them.

After knowing this, I was really hoping that our government would do the same too, at least we can know what is it all about and knowing what to do..

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On this fair, get to know some of the local partners and chat with them and I was shock to the fact that Bangladesh actually rank 7th most populated country in the world with total of 120millions of people. I always thought that they were like one time more than us as round 50 million, learned new fact.

With their currency, RM1 = 20 Dhaka

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My first Dhaka meal, ‘Kebab Roll’ which looks more like a roti canai wrap with murtabak ingredient. Looks small but taste very good, its like crispy roti canai with lamb murtabak filling. I ended up eating 3 rolls of it.

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During the first day of event, headed out to get some fresh air and also to take shots on the surrounding.

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In this trip, some of them know that I like to eat and also food hunter but I was been highly advice to avoid street food, as its really really dirty. Our antibody system can’t hold it as one of my colleague drank something from the street and was hospitalize for 1 week. So I rather take the piece of advice from them, even the people I work with also advice me on that.

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Local street snacks.

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For smokers, you will love to smoke there as their big pack of Cigarettes is only around RM5 per pack.

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Local drinks.

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Most of the people there do not earn high income or consider below average, and some of them could not even afford a bottle of mineral water and in the streets you can see a lot of stalls like using our office water dispenser machine to sell water, with only RM0.10 for a small cup. What does most of them had for lunch is only a small piece of cake or bread with water.

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The locals here also carry their food or item ontop of their head. This guy selling papadum.

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This I have no idea what is it called as I do not know their local language.

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Carrot mixing with some of the weird ingrediants.

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The exhibition park walk.

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Even their police bike is also damage on cushion, front wind screen, will regard as not as nice what we have seen and used by our country local police.

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Their local police traffic officer.

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If you are looking for nuts to eat, please take a peek on the method how they charge on it.

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They are using the traditional weighing machine with a heavy weight on the side to calculate as 20 gram each.

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Ice Cream seller, and we wanted to buy it also keep us on doubt. Only one thing I realise till now is, most of them the love to take picture. Whenver you go, with a camera and pointed at them, they will instantly pose for you.

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Its just funny to see so many of ice cream stalls selling the same thing on the same area. Wonder how they earn their customer.

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This road was jam pack with cars on the day of my setting up and today, it was like a clear road only this very minute. It took me quite long to wait for this moment to take this shot.

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This is Nayeem one of a great guy that we help each other on the fair. I handle all the people that able to speak english and he handle all the people that speak Bangla but when they local people there get to know that you are a Malaysian, they will like very very happy and ask you alot of question regarding about Malaysia, as only I realise too was Malaysia is consider one of the top destination that they will go that we are know as friendly and shopping industry and food which is quite similiar to their culture, the only difference is the environment. In their newspaper too recorded 27.1 million people had travel to Malaysia which is the amount of our population.

Through him only I get to know that what the employment rate there is, I would say, its damm damm low. For a fresh grad without technical background to work in an office, estimated pay around USD100 per month which is like RM375 and they work around the clock as most of them leave the office late night and for people with technical background like Engineers or IT people their pay is double, USD 200 per month that is the difference. In Bangladesh there are a lot of technical people and they are smarter than some of our technical people in Malaysia. Imagine the kind of business we can do with that amount of travelers.

That is why you can see there are around 7 million Bangladesh people working oversea rather than their home country and those some of the cleaner we see in our country or restaurant worker, some of them are highly educated but rather come here to try they luck as with these kind of job the pay is much higher compare if they work there.

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This is how the local taxis looks like. To me, it looks more like the car that used in Bourne Identity for drifting when being chase by the cops. Please head into the taxi and will tour you around for food and local scene on the next 2 posting.

Being a Hailanese myself, I actually have not really tried how this traditional cuisine taste like except the very famous and located most of the coffee shop the Hainanese Chicken Rice not until Lingzie and CK introduce us this Restaurant Hailanese Delights  newly open restaurant at Hotel 1926 which is located at the very famous Green House Coffee shop.

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But this newly open restaurant does not only offer authentic Hainanese food but also a cross over with western also which turns out that there are a few of their signature item.

 

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Lets kick start off with the very authentic first dish which is ‘Hainanes Mushroom Soup’. As I heard the name I was like ‘WHAT’? puzzle in my head that is this consider authentic dish? It’s a clear soup style (which I thought the creamy soup or Campbell soup) as in the soup base is cook with chicken gizzard, mushroom, and some veggie ended up with ‘Tang Hoon’.

The soup base turns out wonderfully flavorful as I have not taste before, a bit of the gizzard taste yet chopped mushroom did not over power the soup. RM 12 for small and can serve for 4 person.

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‘Braised Lamb with Lady’s Finger’ carefully cooks and stew of the New Zealand lamb that cooks till very juicy and tender. The gravy is just as good if you eat it with rice. RM18 If you are a lamb lover, this is a dish you must try.

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‘Inche Kabin (Deep Fried Marinated Chicken)’ is deep fried till crispy on the skin and soft on the inside. RM15

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‘Choon Piah (Hainanese Spring Roll)’ as I get to know that its different from Popiah. As I know the way the prepare, skin and ingredient used is different yet when it was deep fried out, the outer layer crispiness is different too but when diff with their very own homemade sauce its totally thumbs up.

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RM 6 per roll

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‘Chicken Curry Kapitan’ is a bit different from all the curry I have eaten before. The spices taste is different not really spicy yet its fragrant and is cook till dry. RM12

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Another dish which is different And abit of western style which is ‘Macaroni Pie’ . I did not know this is also consider one of the Hainanese food but to me is more like a bit modern dish. Perfectly baked till the crust is a bit soft and crispy on the top yet when the fork is poke down to the bottom the aroma just flew out and make us very hungry. The macaroni is soft, cook till flavorful with chicken, button mushroom and carrot. RM 25

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Next is the ‘Chicken Pie’ RM 25 as its about the same with pie but I prefer this more. We ended up having 2.

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This is the dish that is very famous among the local crowd or among all Hainanese people which is the very traditional ‘Hainanese Chicken Rice’. The chicken is steam and cooks till the meat is juicy and soft then mixed with their very own style of soy sauce make it very flavorful. If you dip with their homemade ginger and chili sauce taste better. RM10

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‘Fried Koay Teow’ I just had taste better ones before.

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If you are a coffee lover, their ‘Black Coffee’ taste good too, brew aromatically.

It’s a great exposure to Hainanese authentic food. If you would want to taste something different you can look for this restaurant.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, Quite good for new experience~ ~-Stamped-

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

 

Location:
1926 Heritage Hotel,
227, Jalan Burma, George Town, Penang.

Tel: +604 226 1926

Website: http://www.hainanesedelights.com/

Opening times: Tue-Sun,11.30am-3am; 6pm-10pm; Closed on Mon

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