My Birthday Celebration Part 2 - A Korean Affair

Monday, May 24, 2010

After our 1st part birthday celebration, we had another round of 'makan' in Puchong IOI Boulevard. Initially we were supposed to go to Umai Ya for their buffet lunch, but we had a bummer when we were there; their buffet lunch was only offered at their Uptown branch. Since we were already in Puchong, we decided to try new things. We saw a korean restaurant - KimchiHaru in the area and decided to give it a try.
Kimchi was normally served in Korean cuisine as Banchan. To be honest, I'm not a kimchi lover at all. I simply couldn't enjoy the taste of cold cabbage in their dressing; well maybe I'm the weirdo here coz I do know people who loves Kimchi. As for Hubby, I think he belongs to the weirdo group like me for disliking Kimchi. Hehe....
Kimchi - served as Banchan and it is refillable.

Salad as their Banchan too.

More varieties of Banchan served during our meal.

Hubby had ordered Yook Gae Jang (Korean Spicy Beef and Vegetable Soup) served with rice. As shown in their menu, the best way to eat them was to scoop all the rice into the bowl and mixed well. Taste wise for this dish was mediocre in my opinion as I think the soup was not flavourful enough. The portion of beef in the soup was a too little - shredded too fine. They should be more generous in their portion.

Can't really spot any shredded beef on the surface.

Once you digged deep inside the bowl, now you get to see the beef slices but majority of it was just shredded mushroom.

For me, I had ordered Cheese Bulgoki Bibimbap aka Korean Mixed Rice. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. It can be served either cold or hot. Vegetables commonly used in bibimbap include julienned cucumber, zucchini, mu (daikon), mushrooms, doraji (bellflower root), and gim, as well as spinach, soybean sprouts, and gosari (bracken fern stems). For visual appeal, the vegetables are often placed so that adjacent colors complement each other. I preferred this as compared to Hubby's.

My Bimbibap - before being mixed.

End result - we had a bowl of colourful rice.

We ordered another side dish as well - Seafood Pa-Jeon aka Korean pancake.Pajeon is a variety of jeon with green onions as its prominent ingredient. Pa literally means green onion in Korean. It is a pancake-like Korean dish made from a batter of eggs, flour, rice flour, green onions and other additional ingredients depending on the variety such as seafood.
The Pa-jeon was nice. But they should try to minimized the amount of oil being used. It was rather oily once u had a look at the bottom the pancake.

Overally, the atmosphere in the restaurant was good. Kinda cosy but food wise was just average. Nothing to shout about. But of coz what matters the most was the company of dear Hubby during the whole dining experience. :)
Kimchiharu (IOI Boulevard)
G-55, IOI Boulevard,
Jln Kenari 5, Bdr Puchong Jaya,
47170 Puchong, Selangor.


My Birthday Celebration 2010 Part 1 - A Taiwan Affair

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A year had passed and I am older or should I say 'wiser'. Yup, my birthday was here again. OMG, how I wish now I can turn back the time and be a teenager again but what the heck rite, we do get old eventually. So back to my birthday celebration with my Hubby, we had a small cake cutting session back at our love nest; just the two of us. He had took the trouble of getting the cake earlier and purposely driving back to our place to place the cake in the fridge during his lunch time but little that he knew, the cake was slightly ruined, the wordings of my birthday cake was a bit 'cacat' due to the chocolate piece falling out of their initial place. Was it bad? Neh, not really that bad but it does look kinda funny. Wondering how it end up to be? Here u go..........

My little 'imperfect' birthday cake which was eventually made perfect with the presence of dear Hubby singing the birthday song to me....

Since I am kinda busy with my new job, there's not much fancy celebration on my birthday as it falls on a weekday. We ventured into Sunway Pyramid to look for some good food and ended up in a Taiwanese restaurant - Xian Ding Wei. We must have caught the 'Taiwan food bug' after our recent travel to their country.

'What Do You Want To Eat?' as written on their menu.

Each of us ordered set meals which consists of rice (braised pork rice/plain rice), 3 side dishes, 1 soup and 1 main dishes. I had chosen Sweet Sour Pork set and Hubby had picked the Pepper Steak set.We even ordered another side dish - Special Chicken Roll. Apparently the restaurant are having some promotion where if we ordered more than RM60, we can actually ordered one dish at the price of RM1. Since we were entitled for that, we had ordered their Chicken in 3 Variety of Sauce. Wow, can you imagine how pack our table is when all the food arrive? Hehe.. Both of us are really big eaters! 'Paiseh paiseh'.

Braised Pork Rice

Yummy soup and their side dishes.

Sweet Sour Pork - LOVE IT!

Pepper Steak - cooked perfectly - juicy and yet tender.

Chicken in 3 Variety of Sauces - very aromatic. I love it, but Hubby don't quite fancy them.

Special Chicken Roll

Mixed Fruit Tea - definitely recommended. Give it a try if you visit this place.

Sour plum Jasmine Tea

We had a great time and enjoyable meal in this place. We gonna come back for more next time to sample their other dishes.

This post was specially dedicated to my dear Hubby,
'Thanks for all your love and effort put in to make this date an enjoyable and memorable day'.


Beng Shen Hand Made Mee Suah

Sunday, May 16, 2010

As I was browsing thru other food blogger's blog searching for new things to eat in Klang, I had came across this place and I was attracted and tempted to try it out. So here we go, venturing into Kapar searching for this place which specialised on Mee Suah; something that I used to dislike in a younger age and started to grow fond of for the past few years. So older people were very right on their saying, 'You might dislike certain food while you're young and turn out to love them when you're older'.

Restoran Beng Shen was quite easy to be located. Look for landmark like Carrefour (on your right) and Bata (on your left). After you passed both of the place, keep to your right, travel around 5 mins plus, you should be able to see the place. The restaurant was situated just at the road side.

Their signage.

We had ordered 2 different types of Mee Suah (longevity noodles); Bak Kut Teh and Chicken Wine Mee Suah. Both version was delicious and suited my taste buds. The Bak Kut Teh soup compliment well with the Mee Suah. The Bak Kut Teh Mee Suah was served with lots of mushrooms, fu chuk, and of course juicy and tender pork meat. The chicken wine soup was flavourful and aromatic with wine and the right amount of ginger. Their Mee Suah was slightly different from the Mee Suah found outside, the noodle served was rather thick and yet very smooth.

Bak Kut Teh Mee Suah

Chicken Wine Mee Suah

Of course we need to have some Yau Char Kuei as well since we are having Bak Kut Teh.

Poh Lay Sang Choy with Oyster Sauce

All of these items only cost us RM25.5o inclusive of 2 herbal drinks. Their serving portion was quite big. Definitely good value for money. So for those who are interested to try it out, do give them a call first to check out whether they are open since it's located in Kapar. (kinda far for those who come from PJ and etc.)

Restoran Beng Shen
Batu 5, Jalan Kapar,
Closed on Mondays.


Happy Mother's Day - Sendo No Ya Restaurant

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Today is a special day for all Mothers in the world, it's MOTHER'S DAY. On this special day, we had brought our parents to try out Japanese food in Sendo No Ya in Kuantan. This is the first time they had tried Japanese food. Most items that we had ordered from the menu was consider 'safe' food for both Daddy and Mummy. 'Safe' food in this context is merely defined as food items that were serve cooked since both of them don't really fancy raw food items such as sashimi. So we ordered quite a number of items from the menu ranging from rice, tempura, sushi and sashimi (for Sis, Hubby and I).

The food was consider quite good but definitely not the service in the restaurant. We need to request more than 5 times to get our tea being refilled in a few occasions; maybe due to the overwhelming crowd that came in to the restaurant for this special occasion to have dinner with their family, the restaurant do not have enough manpower to handle it but I think it shouldn't be the way especially when they are charging 10% service charge on the bill. They definitely need improvement on their service. Nevertheless, Mummy and Daddy was quite satisfied with the food that was served for the night. Interested to know what we had for the night, scroll down and have a peek.

Take Sushi and Sashimi

Salmon Sashimi

Unagi Don

Karubi Don

Oyako Don

Tori Katsu Curry Rice

Ebi Fried Don

Komachi Ika

Hampan Age

Kaki Age

We had our mini cake cutting ceremony back home. I had bought a Pistachio Cream Cake for Mummy. We had a good time for the past 2 days. So this post specially dedicated to my beloved Mummy who had gave us unconditional love all these years.


MUMMY, We Love You! Thanks for everything!

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