PEr FYI

July 29, 2014

Kafe Heng Huat @ Lorong Selamat, Penang…what can I say, apart from…..just go and try for yourself

If heaven exists,  there will be a plate of char kway teow always waiting for me. Most of my Penang friends wouldn’t recommend this place because of its high pricing and bad, arrogant, grumpy service. I got to say, I haven’t experience this myself but it’s maybe because I don’t go very often. Char Kway Teow, which stands for “stir fried rice flat noodles” is big in Penang. Do not be confused, char kway teow or otherwise also known as Char Koay Teow, Fried Koay Teow, Char Kuih Teow, Fried Kway Teow noodles are all one and the same.

Now let’s get down to business: the food. The char kway teow  here are served with succulent plump juicy and crunchy prawns, fresh and big cockles, bean sprouts, chives and chunks of crispy pork lard. The tasty and relative moist kway teow was filled with smoky wok hei (loosely translated: “breath of the wok”) essence and fragrance from the usage of charcoal fire and pork lard and a testimony to a well-seasoned wok.

One may argue there are many other Char Kway Teow stalls which are better, cheaper and friendlier than this one. But there’s no doubt her Char Kway Teow is one of the best in Penang. Hey, I am hungry already just writing this! This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

lorong selamat char kway teow heng huat penang

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July 28, 2014

Shik Gaek Korea Family Restaurant, Johor Baru…Not bad, but nothing really special

Decent spot. The food is okay; not as great as what you should be able to scrounge up in Singapore.

Lovely food cooked right in front of you. Extremely helpful and friendly staff who make the experience easier and more enjoyable. Taste wise I think it’s pretty decent and at a good pricepoint. We found that as a rule, the marinated meats for the barbecue were much tastier than those without the marinade. Sure, I suppose your mom can make it better, but if you want your mom’s cooking you should just live at home.

Having the food cooked on your table gives an added bonus – you leave smelling of delicious meats. In any case, it’s a decent spot in a jiffy, but I think there are better place to find. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

korea family restaurant jb

July 26, 2014

Nadeje Cake House, Melaka…Multistoried darn tasty Dessert

Mille Crepe succeeds so splendidly not just because it’s wildly delicious but also because it’s a clever design. Here’s what it is: around 20 (as opposed to 1,000) paper-thin, lacy crepes separated by luscious clouds of whipped-cream-lightened pastry cream. The top most layered is caramalized, promoting nice sugary smoky sensation. A fork plunged into a slice slides like a shovel through fresh snow. You get a whiff of smoky sugar, then layer after silky-sweet layer of darn tastiness.

The restaurant is clean, minimalist = very soothing vibe. A good crepe cake sticks together and doesn’t fall apart. Be sure to have it chilled for the best taste or eat it as soon as you purchase. The double Chocolate comes with dark choc cream & choc chips while the original that started it all for Nadeje has sumptuously smooth house-made custard cream & Tahitian vanilla bean mix.

Nadeje’s be a tad less sweeter, denser but delightfully addictive nonetheless. Count the layers if you dare. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

nadeje mille crepe

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