Monday, November 27, 2006

Monday Blues..

You know there are days when you just cant wait to get back to work after being fully re-energized and there are days when you just dont want to step into the office..Well today is one of the blues..For some reason..i have been switched on to holiday mode..and the problem is...holiday isnt coming till next month..thus the big problem.. somehow after a hectic fortnight..it has all sort of chilled and the work has stopped coming in..just pieces here n there to pick up..worse still everyone in the office except for a few look the same..its as if this holiday disease has just spread to the whole firm...

Its just like a 400m race..there are four quarters..the first quarter u pace yourself so you wont burnt out..its just like the start of the financial year...you do alot of marketing work and trying to get pumped up...then the second quarter..things pick up abit..you are more aware of your competitors but somehow you still need to reserve some energy and chill because theres another 200m more to go...i guess i am at this stage at the moment..i have worked my ass off...and i m chilling at the moment...but its not as if the race is over...before i know it the 3rd quarter has started and the managers will work our butts off to reach their KPIs and finally the last 100m you sprint till the very end to our bonus!...man i cant wait for that...

I probably can procastinate on and on about life...but i will end the post with what happen at 5.30 today...which is on a happy note... after 6 odd weeks i finally got my pay slip! furthermore, the firm just announced that next month pay will come out before christmas!...i am starting to feel abit itchy with shopping and eating now...i cant wait..lets say they really have their ways to get rid of my monday blues..

By the way...i am sorry this was a non-related craving post haha...because theres really no cravings to report what..what can i do?

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Edo Jo @ Desa Sri Hartamas

The location of my culinary adventure

There even have a map!

It was a good old rainy Saturday evening, when i was interrupted from my nap...my family shouted "Dinner Time!!"...So being half asleep..i got up and went out for dinner..It was only half way out to town that i realised no one has told me where to drive to..so i ask wheres dinner?..someone said er...another said dunno...then my thick skin sister said "Jap food!"...now my father is the finance minister so it was up to him to give the nod...so as the car crawled slowly to the middle of nowhere he said "yea..thought u say u know a place in Hartamas?"..

Now..i always had a soft spot for Japanese food for some reason...i love it..i mean i can eat it every meal of the day for the rest of my life..i wonder if i was a japanese in my last life...hehehe..
Back to the Edo Jo..I am a gym member in True Fitness @ Hartamas and the restaurant is at the shoplot behind the gym..

I still remembered the first time i went there was by coincidence, i was suppose to go to another place but that place had closed down mysteriously...so feeling adventurous.. i went inside Edo Jo and loved it ever since..

So back to the place..its basically a small humble restaurant opened by a lady..i believe shes Chinese and her husband probably one of the chefs in the kitchen thus the Japanese name shes got on the name card posted above..Its a regular among Japanese expats as the few times i been there i only hear people speaking Japanese and nothing else!

Playing around with my camera while waiting

So back to food...Being a sashimi lover...i order the Chirashi Sushi (RM38)..The fish is fresh but i would say i had better, theres a variety of fish but theres only one slice of each =( The sushi chef does a good job with the arrangement and for that i think he deserves a round of applause!


My sister had the Rice with Green Tea and Salmon (RM 16)...She said it was delicious..till i couldnt get a bite and before i knew it she even finished the soup!


My mom ordered the cod fish teriyaki style (RM 28) ... It came with a rice, salad and miso soup..I must say although the fish was abit on the thin side, its quite a deal but sadly she started eating before i could snap a photo hehe...

Next up my dad had the Beef something..forgot the name sorry hehe..imagine katsudon style with much more sauce and its beef in a pot...@ RM 28 also...The soup was tasty till some might say it may be abit salty..but the beef was aplenty and was thinly well sliced..


Last main meal to talk about is my brothers Saba Misoni @ RM 22..Two decent pieces of saba cooked in miso...tasted kinda cool...a different style of cooking then the typical grill or fried..


Lastly, we shared a soft shell crab maki @ RM 24.. It was a favourite among everyone..Though they seem abit stingy with the fish roe..makes me wonder if they are really stingy or the places that serves them plentiful are serving some other kind of roe..hmm i smell somethin fishy..


Overall, a very good dinner with thumbs up from my family...Being a biased person of this place i rate this a 8.5 out of 10...minus the 1.5 because they seem to be stingy on the fish and the fish roe hehe...Do try out this place if you happen to pass by..

All wiped up!

Disclaimer: This is only my opinion...just read and if you want to judge further look at the pics. Whether you want to go or not go, its up to you and its not like i will point a gun at you.. so dont procrastinate to me if its crap but i wouldnt mind a "thank you" if you thought i was right and the food was delicious...Peace.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Indi Nadarah & Allan Perera @ Comedy Court

My ticket to a dangerously high dosage of laughter

Well..its been a couple of days since i created this blog..havent told anyone about this yet..but it came across my mind.. am i just talking to myself everytime i put up a new post...its weird..so i m wondering if anyone can hear me?? is they a single soul that can say a "hi" so I wont be so lonely maybe? Recently, my cravings were out of control..by the time i realise that i should be snapping photos of my food..it was all in my stomach..so let me try this weekend as i try to post a few pictures and maybe share with you another culinary adventure.

But what i am going to share with you is a non-food related craving..a craving for laughter..presenting to you what Comedy Court presented to us INDI NADARAH & ALLAN PERERA..@ The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre.

It was basically a standup comedy performed by two very talented and crude comedians with three different scenarios and a nice song towards the end. Now, if you are into the news as in you read the newspaper everyday, you realise that their jokes are not stale, they incorporate the latest happenings such as the UMNO general assembly, the rivalry between Tun and Pak Lah, the three different races in Malaysia and lots more. It was hilarious to see two indians (i think) to speak like a Malay,Indian and a Chinese..Although the show was abit short (1 hour and abit), the jokes that churned out was probably faster then i can eat (i can eat really fast)..

Not to spoil it just in case you are reading this and you want to go..i think they might have a couple more shows..here are some jokes i laughed at and actually remembered:-

Loh Poh (Wife) you all eaten yet? Ok Ok.. I tapau (take away) supper ok? Siew Mai? Siew Pau(Pork Bun) you want? But i think better not..your Siew Pau nicer la...Aiyah naughty naughty..luckily i married you..

The indians shout but they dont bite..The chinese dont shout but they may bite..but the malays? they shout and bite because they have the right!

Now lets hope i dont get caught by actually posting it..HaHa..

The verdict for RM 52 albeit abit steep but actually a great stress reliever..i give it a 7.5 out of 10.

TAgs!!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Kedai Kopi Dan Makan Seong Kee @ Taman Connaught

On a pleasant Wednesday morning, instead of waking up at 6am and dragging myself to work, i find myself sleeping away because i am on MC..It seems i had an eye allergy which my friends speculate is from peeping at too much god knows what but definitely not cute girls because they are quite non-existent in my firm despite the good reputation it has. So what could i do to pass the day away?

Coincidentally the night before, i satisified my cravings for chee cheong fun to only develop another one for "economy" dim sum. But who was i suppose to go with at 8am for dim sum? So of i searched and found two friends, one that was also on MC and another one who didnt give a damn about work.

So off we went to my first restaurant review....drums roll...Seong Kee in Tmn Connaught. My two friends was telling me about this place where they serve cheap dimsum "old school" style, so off we went.

Now if you are familiar with Cheras, you will know that there is a brand new enormous Giant supermarket opened in that area. So head in that direction till you see this signboard.


Turn left and in you will stumble upon the place where i laid my hands on my hidden treasures..

I know the signboard is not clear but anyways hope you get the feel...Now being three enormous gluttons we are...i manage to take like a couple of photos before i forgot to take pictures of every round...so if you want to drool all over your screen or curious to what we had...scroll down and enjoy my cravings of the day..

I started with the stuff eggplant/brinjal while waiting..yum..

Assorted dumplings and pork ribs...

Theres stuffed chilli..custard bun and 'chan pau'...tomato fish paste...'wu kok' (fried yam puff)..char siu pau..chicken feet..

Har Gau and Siu Mai...to me..these pieces represent "hk dim sum"..the pioneer pieces before all the different kinds came about..


Now what about this place..theres nothing really special..but if you find yourself waking up really early on a weekend..wanting to eat dim sum..having a chat with friends while you eat a piece of "har kao" (shrimp dumpling)..by all means i recommend all of you to give this a try..but just dont turn up hoping that you will get "hotel quality"..as the saying goes "you pay what you get"..

Now if i was to choose the best dishes..it would be the carrot cake (lo pak koh) and the char siu bao (pork bun)...and unfortunately the egg tart did not make the grade at all for me...

So...the final verdict..at RM20 a person which includeds lots of dim sum and tea...its worth a 6 out of 10..considering it was a craving after all...yum yum..


All finished and satisfied hehe....

Disclaimer: This is only my opinion...just read and if you want to judge further look at the pics. Whether you want to go or not go, its up to you and its not like i will point a gun at you.. so dont procrastinate to me if its crap but i wouldnt mind a "thank you" if you thought i was right and the food was delicious...Peace.

OMG My First Post

Welcome to my humble little space on the internet. I have always been a person who loves to eat, regardless whether i was almost 120kgs or even after losing weight at a better 90 kgs.

Now recently, i started to develop alot of cravings.. i think it must be my lunch buddy. A couple of months back, when she was pregnant and almost due, she started craving for all kinds of food 24 hours a day. Now that shes given birth to another "casanova", shes stopped and these "cravinitis" has passed on to me till science develops until they figure out how to make a man pregnant and give birth, if not looks like i will be stuck with my cravings for the time being. So without rambling on anymore, I have decided to follow the trend and share with you all on the places that i seek to satisfy my hunger, cravings and love of food. Enjoy..

CrAvInGs of a PreGnAnT maN