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As on the way back to KL, and I just love my friend Ian as he always love to find food during his sales discover over the other states then will bring me there whenever he had the chance or when I follow him, cuz he knows I love to eat in those kind of hidden places. Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain is one of a good recommendation.

This journey, he decided to stop by Ipoh and bring me to this Bercham area which is the other side of Ipoh, that I will consider pretty outskirt already. If you consider coming from Ipoh town it will easily take about 30 mins – 45 mins to reach here.

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Neverthe less, if you ask me to drive another round again to this place, I think I am capable or driving myself here as I did recognise a few buildings. . .:D

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Okay, cut things short that we reach here pretty early as no wonder he hurry me from Penang, that he tried to reach here to beat the heavy dinner crowd. I notice quite a moment later upon our arrival, family by family start to pouring in and I asked Ian, that the people there “sot sot (means crazy in hokkien) one? so early come dinner? as it was bout 5.45pm – 6pm and near half full already.” He explain people around the area eat dinner early!

According to Ian, you must pre-order their signature item if not, its hard for you to order their signature item on the night itself as they are trying to safe the best for the customers either by choosing one of the item. As to order, I let Ian take care of what;s for dinner .

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Signature Claypot glass noodle

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It was serve boiling hot as when I took a few other picture it was misty and the side of it is still boiling. The soup is sweet with freshness that cook along with the crab and glass noodle cook to perfection. Crab were fresh and meat is hard.

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Another signature ‘Cheeze Prawn Claypot’ while it was servce right infront of me, the smells entrails to my nose and I istantly swallow my saliva as the smells is just too good! As we dig up, look at the cheeze ooze and flow around the claypot with its stickiness texture like pizza, I just cant wait to put it into my mouth. Cheeze topple nicely on the fresh prawn and eat it along with rice is just a match made in heaven.

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Vegetable nothing to shout about .. .

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As we finish our meal, I observe alot of table also order this ‘Saito Fishball’ which is homemade and being steam in high temperature then after that just add on some simple soy sauce with fish oil and garlic. To me is nothing to shout about too as its just another home made fish ball that are a bit bouncy.

I find the price is quite reasonable as 3 of us ate about RM 110 for all the above. It was another great and satisfying mean that Ian had intro me, as on the way back to KL he stop and buy 2 small bottles of mineral water and mee too. Only found out that the dish uses quite alot MSG as no wonder it taste super good!

-= 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:
Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain 味不同海鲜坊
69, Psn Medan Bercham 2,
Pusat Bandar Baru Bercham,
31400 Ipoh,
Perak.

Open: 5-10pm

Closed Weds

Contact: 012-512 8407, 012 485 3085, 016 567 5349

Bangkok trip is all about makan on my 5th day trip, after heavy dinner at one of good restaurant that Goft recommended which is Taling Pling at Central World then now we are hunting for one of the best desert around that area called Mango Tango that operated by Hong Kee according to Goft. On the way walking there, if it wasnt raining, there are night market directly opposite Central world heading to Siam square.

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I find that the street market here sell clothing which is pretty nice as if we do not have time to shop alot in famous JJ Market (Chatuchak Market), here would be one of the good option too as you can bargain.

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After about 5 minutes walk from Central World, here we are, as we reach our jaw drop as the place is so little and flock by so many people ready to hunt for places in the compact shop.

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This place got famous with alot foreginers because it got feature in some international food guide in Hong Kong and Japan. There is where how they gain the popularity and branding.

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Cannot deny that I love the concept of the shop that show’s purely they are selling desert and only desert that they are serving. They source the best mango in Thailand and its pluck fresh. A simple decoration of the outlet make it outstanding around the neighourhood area as it is very hard for you to miss the shop that is well light up.

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I guess these are their best seller therefore put at the counter

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We are amaze how fast this worker cut on the mango and look so pro .. . We were just drooling like a small kid looking at candy when me, Steven and Tatt saw the mango how yellowish and how sweet it is going to taste like. .

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Annie always love to promote how  god the food is and this round with menu, I guess she will be a good food ambassor. Too bad I was not allow to post her eating pose. Saliva will drop just by seeing her tam chiak face (the way she eat). The cute menu also in Mango shape and the have selected menu for you to choose from and we have let the desicion for Goft again to go for our menu.

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Getting ready with my spoon to attack on the desert yet the funny thing is that I have heard An Apple a day keeps the doc away and now, its A Mango a Day keeps the Doc away . .kekeke I sure do not mind by having lots of sweet aromatic mango. . .

As we were super full from dinner, and now its very hard for us to resist to say NO to deserts after looking on how the way they do it and die die also must try quite few. Our initial plan was order 2-3 to share and the end up result every one having one portion. 😀

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Mango Sticky rice is just so opposite version of what we have in Malaysia and the servings there as I meant, that in Malaysia our sticky rice is a huge chink of it with a few slices of mango and in Mango Tango is a huge big ass mango with small scoop of sticky rice. Its served warm, soft and very aromatic with their superb coconut milk as we love it so much on the taste and pair with the smooth sweet mango is just perfect.

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Do not know what to choose get Mango Tango Signature dessert and consists of a half nicely cut mango in cubes, with a side of mango pudding topped with whipped cream and a ball of mango sorbet. A perfect combination to try all version in their outlet.

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Mango Delight comes with a mixture of fruits base, kiwi, mango, honeydew, aloe verra, watermelon and some other ingredient, and all the fruits are fresh and sweet.

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Mango Smothie is super good,very smooth, easy to drink yet the mango is so aromatic like drinking pure mango juice.

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all of us having great time with our desert and this is one of Goft’s fav drink .

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One thing I regreted that I did not buy enough is their Sensational Mango Tango Desert – Preserved Fruits. One of the best I have eaten so far as they sell it in lose pack or economy pack that comes in a pack of 3 boxes. As for  now, whenver my friend go to Bangkok, I will try to ask them tapau this back for me .. Hehehe .. Once you eat it, its addictive even my parents finish this whole pack on the night itself.

Dry, not too sweet, as its like eating pure mango in another version. Recommended to get at least 2 pack.

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Here we are, our desert hunter and Collen always busy with her food, that is how tam chiak she is whenever taking pictures. 😀

As for last say, any order in the menu, surely will satisfy your crave on desert as all also pretty good!

If you do go Bangkok in the area of famous shopping districk Central World that area, please do not miss this super good yet delicious Mango desert, as you would not regret even though its a bit hard to find as you have to walk thru some alley turn right turn left.

Highly Recommended if you love or do not like desert.!!!!

They have 4 branch in Bangkok check out their website for other branches location : www.mymangotango.com

I just wish  Malaysia have such a good desert shop. The set back is our mango is so exp and import in even worst. I guess I shall keep my mango crave till next holiday . . 🙁

Location:

Mango Tango
Siam Square 7, Soi 5
Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
(next to Hotel Novotel, Bangkok)


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Sometimes to dine in a restaurant to give us good memory, food taste definitely will attract us to be back there as there is one new restaurant with its catchy name Chyniss Restaurant which a new restaurant located in SS2 mall that will serve best Chinese cuisine that combines into under one roof..

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Tawau Special Fish Maw Soup with chinese wine. This huge bowl are able to serve 4-8 pax and if you love your soup to be rich in ingredient, this is one soup I am recommending. The ingredient in it is very generous that every spoonfull is chewable with it. Some people might not like it because of the texture or too rich in ingredient as we find it is just nice for all of us.

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3 Cup chicken known as Sam Pui Kai

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Which is surprisingly good, cuz it is similar to the taste that I had it when I was in Taiwan with strong taste and well coated sauce on the chicken and cook till soft. If you eat just like that, the taste might a bit too strong, and as along with rice, its just perfect. Basil leaves might look alot as I find it, the taste is not too strong.

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Pork meat that had been soaked for a few days in herbs, comes this good dish ‘Salted Pork knuckle’. Look solid from its look, once you hear the cracking sound of the skin in betwee, that is where your saliva start dripping with its a bit salted herbs aroma filled the air. Pork lovers, this might be one of the dish for you to hunt for.

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One of the most unique vegetable that for the first time I taste on it is called ‘Moonflower’ that is very nutritious that cook in clear fried style. Texture of it is very soft and abit soggy, as it was well fried in clear style.

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Fried Garupa Fish with Thai style in plum sauce.

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With fish meat been slice out with equal thickness then deep fried till its outer layer is crispy then showers along with the sauces. Normally, I do not really take fish, as the fish meat is very fresh and the best is the sauce that soaks onto the crispy skin and soft fish meat.

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Next dish that open our eyes big big is by serving this huge ‘Crab in Kam Heong style’.It was well fried with wok hei and taste of kam hiong just soak onto the crab shell and meat. We just enjoy this dish.

There are three sizes of crabs available here at Chyniis; Indonesian Mud Crab in medium (RM50 per kg) and large (RM75 per kg) size, and Australian Mud Crab which is huge (RM120 per kg).

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Next that me and Jason really like it is this, ‘Sauteed Lai Mien’ . love the texture of the noodle which is springy and well fried. Recommended~

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One man behind this great this is this chef that had been one of the neigbourhood for many years. . No wonder all his dish that prepared are very aromatic and delicious.

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One of the most unique desert that you must try, but it is not always available, depends on your luck if the chef do prepare it for the day.

I have no doubt that this is one of a recommended restaurant if you are hunting for nice chinese food both the aroma and taste will thrill you. The restaurant is also conveniet that jockey service is available directly infront of the restaurant for arond RM4-RM5.

Chyniis Restaurant
G45, 46 & 47, SSTwo Mall
40 Jalan SS2/72
47400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
T: +603 7956 7288

On or last trip on our enjoyment stay at Philea Resort & Spa for the night, then me, Ken, Jason(Our Melaka  Food Guy) that bring us for a food hunting during the stay introducing the very local delight the non-tourist spot. One of his favourite restaurant he rate the best for him which is Restaurant Chuen How served the best Char Siew or know as Best BBQ Pork in Melaka. Restaurant Chuen How

Seriously, if you ask me how to come here, I am sure I will be lost as pusing here and there to come to this coffee shop as it feels that it quite out from the city center. This shop is famous among its neighbourhood. . .

Look at the long queue, and we were far behind. This shop actually served economy rice, with its signature many people come here to take away the BBQ.

Prices and dishes all are written in chinese and I do not know what it crap about . . .

In our mind, usually BBQ Pork comes in a long strips and this version of BBQ Pork is totally different which is prepared in a very short and thin strips, then you can choose what kind of meat you want, by the look of it I was already swallowing my saliva and just cant wait to bite one strip!

 

Besides BBQ Pork, many people also order Roast Pork and also order his side dish to be added on for rice for dinner.

Economy rice section for you to choose from . .

Very plain style of kopitiam seating as you don see many dine in, most of them came here to take away . . .At first we are here just to test the BBQ Pork only, after heavy influence of Jason, all of us ended up order many dishes and ended up eating rice also . .

Potato in soy sauce I would say, boil till soft and fried along with pork that makes it nice to go along with rice.

The ‘Asam Gulai Fish’ is one of the dish that must take, with its taste of sour, spicy which is at the right level and we just drink it like soup. Recommended~

Roast Pork is nothing much to shout about and I would say it’s above average.

Super star of the dish, which is the BBQ Pork, as this version is not those version that going to melt in your mouth, and I like this BBQ Pork very much too, as I got to know that it marinate overnight with various herbs and spices then head to chargrill spread with honey to give its sweetness, roast till the edge is burn and crispy. With its super thin slices, and thin fats in between layers, soft meat and aromatic caramelize by it,  once start eating, you will never stop, ! One great BBQ Pork to go after! Highly Recommended!

I am surely going to be back again if I head back to Melaka. Please be there early as usually the Char Siew is sold out after 7.30pm. Average a BBQ Pork Rice starts around RM4 . .

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, si pek recommended the bbq pork~ ~-Stamped-

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

*NON-Halal

Location:
this is what I got ..

It’s not in the town center but rather outside the town. Find your way to Siemens or National Semiconductor and you are on the right route to the shop. After passing by Siemens or National Semiconductor, drive straight until you see a big T-junction and a Perodua center (corner lot) at one corner. Turn towards the Perodua center and go straight until you see Chuen How Restaurant on your left.

With the latest technology now, the world seems getting smaller everyday latest edition of smart phone into our society, with much people now owning I-phone or Blackberry seems like a hit, and previously I owe a dumb phone nokia 8900 which the most important to me, which is can call and sms.

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Even though after I had change to BB Curve, till today I still consider it a dumb phone that I never fully utilize it. It is dumb enough that I can use a few functions that can connect to the world.

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That I can use Twitter to stalk all what my friends are doing and what they are gossiping around… at times it is funny that when I got nothing to do, I just connect to my twitter any where any time, where Digi has full coverage in most of the area that I went.

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Second I consider it as a dumb phone as it is just simply easy for me that every time I find something interesting, or went for a food review and would want to share with all my friends, I just on the camera and snap, just seconds away to get connected and blast to all my friends in facebook and twitter.

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Chance to share what I am doing at events with all my friends. . . .

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The beer promotion that me and my friend had…

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and giant burger that we first encounter in Kota Damansara. . . . .

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Besides that only thing that I can do is to make sure can I call out and also sms. This BB curve that I am holding now is tied up with Digi (click here for further infobut the rates are simply the best and cheaper, with their RM68 Digi Smart Plan, had just made me and my friends closer, that I used it daily even when I am in the toilet, in events (which is very boring) stuck in the jam that can read all the funny comments and the best thing is when on Saturday night went to club can check how is the traffic for the night till my friend brand me, a weather and traffic report guy. . . Even got scolded at times for posting saliva dripping food to lure them in middle of no where. . . . Digi Smart Plan had gave me a chance fully explore on my phone but :

Well I find that I am dumb enough with my phone but I am smart enough to choose the right plan~ as I am looking forward to party with Digi. .

The DiGi Break Free party will be held at the time, date and venue below:
Date: 29 May 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Venue: Ecoba, Lot No. B-G-02, Level 1 Menara Bata (Tower B), PJ Trade Centre, No. 8 Jalan PJU 8/8a Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya (please click here for a location map)

After read a few post on history as this restaurant at Singapore which alot people recommending not to be miss. . As for Malaysians now, need not have to travel so far to enjoy such a beer that Craft Brews is a Non-Halal Restaurant is the latest addtion to our very local F & B market that all of us can enjoy their special brew beers by locating themselves one of the prime location in Mutiara Damansara.

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Love their, dim lighting, modern contemporary style yet setting off a soft music on the background had put this place into my list for gathering and hang outs also love their waiter and waitress outfit.

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One of the special beer brew from Singapore that serve on tab along with Monster Green Lager and English Ale.

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At this bar area, you will see pipes pressure gauges and levers around the bar area design with international microbrewery look.

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Yet we get a warm welcome with a box and a letter that contains our names and a few small packets teaching us how to brew our very own beer.

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Wide range of drinks to select from and to be enjoy.

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When I walked to this area, I got very surprise to see a beer in GREEN COLOUR? This would be my very first encounter and that is the beer that I must try first. The beer starts with (from right to left) Czech Pilsner, English Ale, Monster Green Lagger, Weizen (wheat beer).
Ended up my favourite of the night was Czech Pilsner and Monster Green Lager. Love the smoothness and the barley and wheat boil brew of the taste individually.

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Everyone hit on the food which looks finger licking good.

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‘Honey Mustard Ribs’ as I used to hate mustard years ago and now I have learn how to enjoy the taste of it. With a bit of honey sweetness that had been grill till the honey had soak into the ribs yet mustard seasoning which is a bit sour just combines both of the flavor very well as I am swallowing my saliva while looking at this pic recalling the taste.

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Follow by ‘Mex-Tex Ribs’, juicy and succulent yet soft from the inside out with the seasoning that grill on the grill er is something we just do not want to miss out. I clean the ribs solid clean till the bone got dry after left a while on the plate.

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After some chatting, eating and drinking, we are on to our Beer lesson. How do we enjoy our beer to the best.

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All of us looking so serious and paying attention to our class.

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One of the lesson is how do you enjoy the ‘Monster Green Lager‘ the best taste of it, is to eat along with a piece of bacon, that the saltiness that add in a layer on your tongue yet you drink with he smoothness, aromatic beer that wash away with the saltiness on the tongue add in extra kick on it. Its like red wine with steaks.
It was a great experience with Craft Brews with great food and beers. Surely I would return for their food as the price range is kinda reasonable and of course all credits to Hsu Jen for the special invites.

Location:
Craft Brews Brewhouse & Restaurant
G3 Podium, Ground Floor,
Menara Batu Kawan
No.1, Jalan PJU 7/6,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810, PJ
(opp Tesco)

Tel:03-7722 3000

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