Monday, August 25, 2008

If there was only 1 thing i can eat, it would have to be..

A friend asked that night, if there was one thing you could eat, 3 meals a day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Health freaks would say sandwiches, salads and porridge, whilst gluttons would say bak kut teh and duck rice.

Having had a thought about it, the perfect thing would be dim sum.

In many ways, dim sum doesn't just represent a cuisine, but it represents a lifestyle. Waking up to the morning or the afternoon sun, tucking into a nice comfortable chair to sip a nice lukewarm cup of tea while waiting for your dumplings to be steamed. Is that not the perfect life?

But what if i get bored? Simple, i go to a place where they never fail to change half the dim sum menu, while retaining the favourites.

The place is well, of course non other then Lai Po Heen @ Mandarin Oriental. Yes, true food lovers will disagree that halal dim sum is a sin and to please the "not-to-be-mentioned" religion.

What is dim sum without pork, some may ask?

Then again, why has eating turned out to be such a chore? If it tastes good, does that mean it still has to have pork before it is good? So long as that dumpling tastes good on its own, with no comparison and expectation, is all i am looking for.

I mean why stress?

I have reviewed Lai Po Heen before, so some random pictures for you to drool on..

A new dim sum dish.Seriously cant remember what it is called..

What looked like beef wrapped with a filling, turned out to be eggplant! This was not only creative but delicious.

Not to be overly confused in what they want to serve, there are the old school dim sum as well.

Fried radish cake.

The Yam Puff

Glutinous rice, served without the leaf or the bowl.

Succulent prawn dumplings (Har Kau)

Some prawn cheong fun to wrap it off.

So if i asked you for 1 item (well in my case it was a series of items, but same genre), what would it be? 3 meals a day and not knowing when you can change that fact?


My shoulder is so stiff, i can't sleep properly or move properly. Any remedy to recommend?


tigerfish said...

What is the first dish? I could only recognize the "goji berry"...:O *stressed*

Shoulder stiff? Stop surfing the net! Buahahahha!

MochaSourcream said...

Yorrr... dim sum... mmm... must eat soon de... been craving for dim sum since last Fri...

Stiff shoulders? I went for "kuat sar" last Sat... whoa, very relieved... Try! Go for massage

Mochachocolata Rita said...

that's it, i need to go for yumcha ASAP

hey...a series of dimsums...cant be considered 1 item laaa hehehe

fatboybakes said...

i love lai poh heen, although a bit pricey la hor. stiff shoulder? massage la. or salonplas by hitsamitsu... in the TV ad, these days all young ppl using, unlike the old days when grandmothers and grandfathers were the target market.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Lai Poh Heen...the dim sum there really delish! Especially the Har Kau. Mana durian pancake? :P

wmw said...

Dim sum is not 1 thing le...hahaha. I would use Salonpas for that shoulder or Yoko Yoke :o)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wmw: i m alr bordering of overdosing on salonpas..spray n the pad..must use yoko yoko d..

bangsar: haha not all the time, moms sensitive to durian..

fbb: need some1 for massage lor hor..

mocha: no ar? damnit..

mochasourcream: haha kuat sar ar?..

tigerfish: i think it had some fish bladder and mushrooms too..

daphne said...

hmm.. dim sum is cheating answer-it means u hv ALOT of dishes to eat! LOL. Then again, those photos are a good reason.

Precious Pea said... made a good choice for choosing dim sum. So wide variety, sure won't be bored for the rest of your life! Hahaha! For me, it would be nasi lemak.

CUMI & CIKI said...

we absolutely love the dimsum at mandarin, and don't care that it is halal... they huge ass prawns make up for it!

jason said...

I should have go for dim sum on sunday.

Try hot shower.

J2Kfm said...

hmmm ... your gorgeous photos of the dimsum make me wanna rush out to the nearest dimsum outlet for breakfast!!! :)

for me, if I'm doomed to a meal for 3x/day for the rest of my life, I'd rather die. hehe ...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j2fkm: haha well 12 plus hours more..u sure?

jason: yes u shower? will do..

c&c: oh yes, thats another very important ingredient..

pp: everyday nasi lemak?? not scared of high cholestrol?

daphne: haha well still an answer rite?

zewt said...

have to say... dim sum without pork does sounds like something is missing.

mh said...

Try Reborn - go for back and shoulder massage. I've got stiff shoulders the past week, and the massage sort of cure it. to check which outlet is nearest to you.

Me and my friends go to the one in Plaza Damas, and in this outlet, you get discount using your Max card.


I'm supposed to be on diet, and now add on another item on my Craving List....


Life for Beginners said...

Let me know which remedy works, bro --- I'm currently suffering from a stiff right shoulder too. LL and FBB knows; I've been bitching to them about it. They suggest it's likely rheumatism... We're not that old yet, right? :P

backstreetgluttons said...

since you mentioned it , 3 meals a day is just to stay alive. or some would say just to pull through to tomorrow.

if only it is " 3 kinds of ladies a day', that would be fabulous

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bsg: haha which lady would u choose then?

kenny: i beginning to regret not going for a massage..i got this stinging pain when i try to get out of bed..worse still..the injured shoulder is the side i like to sleep on..

mh: haha my max card expired eons ago..

zewt: well sometimes, if they don't put a sign, u nvr knw..

Nic (KHKL) said...

woah, 3 meals of dim sum a day ar? can we side order fried noodles as well ar? hehehehe...

i've heard so much abt lai poh heen...i'll check which credit card got discount first..hehehe

ling239 said...

wat happen to the one with strawberries ? i remember they served fruity dim sums too...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: wat strawberries? must b seasonal..bcz i dun think i saw any..

nic: sure u will do fine with any credit card la

Tummythoz said...

Excuse me, NJoe.

BSG, '3 kinds of ladies a day'? U may not pull through to tomorrow.


馨韵公主™ Princess Xin Yun said...

when i back to msia, i wanna go eat as many as i can d~

Taxy Driver said...

Saying dim sum as the one dish is like saying if there's one person you'd like to spend the rest of your life with is a chinese girl.

Henry Yeo said...

kenny and joe: have you guys been sleeping the wrong way?

joe: i bet that you can't guess my choice.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry: what choice? well lets say sleeping the wrong way n gung hoing my way thru to futsal was the cause..

taxy driver: hahaha sounds good isnt? or why cant we look it as the same chinese girl with different clothes?

princess: haha yes u shud..

tummythoz: haahah they seem strong wat..

Henry Yeo said...

what I would choose to eat 3 times a day.

worldwindows said...

Try this for your neck and shoulder for relief and prevention. Taught to me by a national snooker player. I used to have bad neck and bad shoulders. Now no more. Just 8 minutes. A few times a week will do the trick. Usu happens to older person. You must be pushing very hard and not sleep well. All the best.

1. Standing face forward, slowly turn head (still facing forward)to left till you feel that's the max comfortably. Make sure you feel stretchhhhed. Hold for 1 minute. Repeat by turning head right.

2. Lift up your head by tilting slowly backward till you feel its the max you can go. Hold for 1 minute. Then bow your head at the neck till max. 1 minute.

3. Place your right hand over your head on your left shoulder. Use your left fingers and pull your right hand further down at the location just above the right elbow. 1 minute. Repeat this for the other hand.

4. Raise your right arm at shoulder level and place right hand on left shoulder. Use left palm to push your right hand at location just above elbow till you feel stretched and taut at right shoulder. 1 minute. Repeat for the other hand.

Disclaimer: Use the exercises with caution. I take no responsibility for any injury!!