Saturday, November 27, 2010

chapter 18: La Gomera @ damansara perdana

Rainy day... me and Ms yann and I just finished our movie " Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows " at e@Curve.
We actually had a dinner appointment with one of our friend at 1830 and we were running late. So we rush to this restaurant call " La Gomera " which is supposed to be Spanish Restaurant which serve foods in buffet style. Oh yea before that, we actually bought a promotion voucher through online ( which entitle us to dine @ RM 29.90 per pax (is a buffet if you still remember what i said earlier on..). Normal Price is RM 59.90 and RM 49.90 if you are going after 2130. So we are getting like a half price promo~ super good deal. *wink
by the way... it's located at damansara perdana (neo building)

We reach there and we start walking around to check out the food they serve before taking anything.

*still walking...

and still walking...

Ok! 30 seconds later, we start taking our food!!! Hahahaha, so now you kinda know how big is the big place! It only takes around 30 second or maximum of 45 seconds if you are a slow walker to finish walking the whole place. But who cares whether the place is super big or is small, as long as they serve good foods, right? :D

So i started of taking some garlic rice, beef and lamb stew, beef stripe, meatballs, spanish fried chicken drumstick, potato tortillas and a bowl of seafood soup. While Ms Yann took some mash potatoes (as usual, she like this kinda stuff... :P), sauteed mushroom, spanish chicken wings in tomato sauce, and prawn stuffed bell pepper!!

Just to let you guys know, my dear Yann actually forgotten to take pictures of my food!!! (she is our photographer in most of the places we go..) As usual, Ms Big Head Prawn only remember to eat her own food after taking some photos and she totally forgotten about mine.. @.@

We also ordered a magherita pizza, grill rib eye steak, grill lamb, and a garlic bread. Btw, those ordered food are cook and serve to you immediately, and each table is given a few clips so you just need to dump in those clips to the bowl like Jogoya style (as shown in the pictures below).

Nom nom Nom Nom nom...

Ok first round clear...!!! now second round..!!! Er... ok, i think you guys are waiting for me to say whether the food is good or not.. LOL..
Ok ok... garlic rice was not too bad, mash potato is normal, potato tortila is ok, lamb and beef stew is good, beef stripe is awesome, seafood soup i kinda like it... Hahahaha (i know you guys are cursing me already right now, like "what the hell!!! what kind of review is this!!! " )
i was just joking, come on!! relax man, chill~ is food review not rush hour 3.. take a look at the pictures before we explain on the taste and share our comments. :D

la gomera spaghetti

chicken cheese ball
onion rings
seafood platter
magherita pizza
lobster salad

bake rice


Ms Yann said that my face look round here and said that i put on weight !!! OMG... @@
ok... i will give her a thin and sharp look now...

There you go!! THIN n SHARP look !! :P hahahaha... i still remembered that we couldn't stop laughing during then... lol xD

Ok, i know most of you are waiting for the food review about this restaurant. First of i think is a pretty good place to try Spanish food. Wait.... please bare in mind what i just said.. i said "TRY" as in you can go there to try lots of Spanish food because is a buffet! Hahahaha.. :P Ok ok, i will be serious now... the food there is actually not bad especially the stew food. If you guys know, stew is one of the most famous type of cooking style for Spanish food and i actually went there to try a lot of their stew food like, beef stew, stripe stew, and also lamb stew. And most of the stew food is actually not bad. Aside from the stew food, the Paella Valencia is also not bad. Some people name it as Spanish Seafood Platter. The only thing about that dish was a bit salty.

And for their pizza i would say is normal, not as good as i expected to be BUT Ms Yann actually said is quite good and our friend Hui Wen, also said is quite good. = )
So maybe is just me. I am always more picky with foods.

The grill stuff (which is cook on the spot) is normal for me. I actually ordered a grill rib eye and asked for a medium cook and the chef manage to do so! Hahaha ok i know you guys are thinking, is only normal and every chef should be able to at least do that. But hey, do remember is a buffet and they do have other customer , so i will give them a credit for remembering what i ordered. (as i said, i am a very particular and picky person)
Oh yea, i nearly forgotten, if you are going to try their grill food, do remember to tell them, "Less Oil" cause i find it a bit oily. = /

Their spaghetti is very normal like you can get it any Italian restaurant therefore i am not gonna say anything about it. And their Tapas............ we din try any!! Wahahaha.... Sorry folks, i do have my daily quota on calories consumption, therefore i can only eat that much. :P So why not you guys go and try then tell me about it.. hahaha.. xD

But overall, we are quite satisfied with the food we had. And i can tell you their additional points gain from the service, freshness of the foods, and most important point.. is a buffet! You don't really get such quality food in a buffet style restaurant nowadays, seriously... : )
(Do check out MY next blog, about a Japanese Buffet Restaurant to prove what i just said.. )

Rating : *** (this 3 stars are for the good service, freshness of the food, food varieties and last but not least the taste. : )
Recommend : Not too bad, worth trying especially you haven't try any Spanish food before. It gives you a good feel of taste on what you should expect from Spanish food.
Price : We bought it at promotion price, therefore is really cheap if you ask me. If you are paying normal price, then i would say is at acceptable price.

1. Highest star is 5.
2. Which place is good? I do not know any Spanish buffet restaurant but if you want to try Tapas and willing to pay, i will highly recommend La Bodega. The Tapas is awesome and the food is quite good. = )

La Gomera
block E-LG-1& 2
neo damansara
jalan pju 8/1
bandar damansara perdana
47820. petaling jaya
selangor. malaysia
tel: + 603 7710 0262
business hour: 6pm to 1130pm

Prepared by :
Mon the Nom Nom! d(^o^)b

chapter 17: once upon a time......................

hmm.. let me think how to start this......... ahhemm *cough cough*

long long... long long time ago........a land far far away from city... (actually is just less than 2hours drive :P )

there is a little town in the middle of the main rice-bowl area of Selangor called SEKINCHAN.... the town is pretty old and everything there is just OLD... you know like how you walk into those small little town where there is no tall buildings and only paddy field and wooden house? Ya.. is about the right image that you are imagining now... xD

*and there, she met him ~ *

A young and down to earth modern farmer with a charming smile and nice BLACK straw hat with a pair of WHITE boots... (ok... i know, it starts to sound contradict d.. lolx..... LOVE THE BOOTS... hahaha)

Young Modern Farmer : Hellooo beauty..... Looking for some riceeee? *with a big smile on his face*
Yann : *faint* *love love*

he is a nice young man who volunteer to introduce his own plantations....... Look at that big smile on his face!!! xD
He said that during this time around, the paddy field is about time to harvest. It only takes 3 months for the paddy to grow and ripe. = )

Young Modern Farmer : you came the right time, beauty! this is the most beautiful time where the wholeee paddy field will shine in golden colour under the sun... "May i walk you around? " ^^

Yann : *still fainting* Okkkk... *blushing*

and slowly they fall in love for each other........... ( it was fast also lo hor, only within hours. Oh wait, maybe is love at first sight leh..*wink wink* )
So they walk and walk while chatting with each other..... and...

# Reader : WAIT!!! Where the hell does all the camera shots comes from then?!!? Siapa angkat gambar ni?!? wtf...

"Silent!!! Readers are not supposed to question the storyline! Just continue reading, and who cares where does all the picture comes from as long the story is good and loving... lol.. xD" #

Ok, now let this "Under da Bridge Story Teller" continue the story... :P

Cut the story short, and from there they knew that they are meant for each other and decided to be with each other for the rest of their life.... they made a vow to share ups and downs and in future that they will... bla bla bla bla ( just another fairy tale la, no need me to tell you the whole story la dengz... "lukis lukisan tak payah lukis keluar usus" direct translate from Cantonese

*see how loving they are...~ sweet couple ^^

Young Modern Farmer : Although you are heavy, but i will carry you for the rest of your life!!!! Arghhhh..!!!
Yann : *still fainting....* *love love*

and tadaaaahhhhhhh~ HAPPY ENDING................ (i like this pic.. ^^)

okay... seriously, we know we suck big time at this... (will try harder, terima kasih atas sokongan tuan tuan dan puan puan! )

anyway...... after snapping a few photos.. we left the place and not exploring much... once again.. thanks to my Mr. Tripod who did the great job~

Oh by the way, before this, we did some research on what to eat at Sekinchan. and we notice there's a lot of ppl recommended this place.........

Jiann Chyi Restaurant......... with their MUST TRY dish

SHARK PORRIDGE~ i don really like fish and porridge............ but personally thinks this is really not bad... worth trying when ya around Sekinchan, although Mr Young Modern Farmer (Mon i mean) thinks that is normal because obviously he don't like porridge and also fish... lol

Deep fried sotong or squid......... my fav~ very strong butter taste.... which i like it...... *slurpz*
Mon : Yumyum d(^o^)b

Deep fried shark meat...... also not too bad.... best part of this dish is, no bone, no fishy smell and is damn crunchy... for people like us who dun like eat fish because of the fishy smell and bones, this is a perfect dish.. :D

Ohya... and a green veg too.. but i din take pic of it................. coz too normal d.....

but the bill is just RM40....... although just both of us... but i still think that is consider reasonable.... and it's almost 3-4pax portion.....

Rating : ***
this 3 star is for the food quality based on the price and also we do think is not bad and worth trying. Especially you won't get to eat shark meat just anywhere especially shark meat porridge. We will definitely be going back to try some new stuff and post some comment on it next time round... = )
Recommend : Like i said before, is worth trying and especially for porridge lover!
Price : Ok, side note : I am a true believer of, Quality comes with Price. Therefore eating shark meat and seafood which taste good and fresh, RM40 = very reasonable
and we actually ordered a pot of "Cha Wong - King of Chinese Tea" which normally cost RM6-8 per pot, KL price... so minus that off the bill, is really not that expensive.

1. Highest star is 5.
2. Which place is good? Hmm, i do not know where you can get shark meat porridge or deep fried shark meat... so i got no idea where to recommend if you want similar food. :P

Jiann Chyi Restaurant
No.156, Bagan Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor.
Tel: 03-32414690

operates early morning till 3pm
and if not mistaken.. they are close on friday~


prepared by :
Yann and of coz Mon who keep claiming himself good looking MODERN YOUNG FARMER in the story d(^o^)v

Friday, November 26, 2010

chapter 16: not so good after all~

Jackson burger.... the first thing that came to my mind when i heard the name was something which is as great as Michael Jackson. I heard great rumours and story about this Jackson burger and i had high expectation towards it. Imagine, homemade patty meat, with own saucing and flavouring... how can it be bad? That was my initial thought.

Ok, so finally, there is this one fine day where i brought ms Yann Yann to go try this burger out (3rd attempt) and we were looking for it because we got no idea where it is located, we only know roughly the location and that it is selling with a white colour van along the road.

We found it within minutes, is not such a hard place to spot along the road due to is the only van which is selling burger and the van actually wrote, Jackson Burger on it. We were anxious to try this burger out so , Hop we off from our car and we were like yelling "BOSS TWO OF UR BEST BURGER PLEASE!!!"
Hahahaha, sound desperate? Ok, i was just joking... Lol
I actually ordered a beef burger and my dear ordered a chicken burger, both with egg.
After couple of minutes, the burger was done, and we couldn't wait no more, so we ate on the spot at that very place!

We open the wrapping...

*Da dang*

..... Nothing surprising, just normal ordinary look. Then i was thinking, it doesn't matter how it look, as long as it taste good!
So i start eating...

*Nom nom nom*

Taste really normal too... swt =.="
Ok, maybe beef is not good, lets ask my dear Yann about the chicken!

*Nom nom nom*

Swt, taste worst than Ramly Burger. =.="
OMG!!!! Seriously, i think it sucks! I seriously think Ramly Burger is better than this so call homemade patty meat burger. And i really don't understand why all this people out there like it so much... whats so special? Anyone? IF you guys know, please do tell me, cause i am really curious? To me is just an ordinary burger, nothing to be "Hoo Hoo Haaa Ha" about. And for the record, the beef patty is also over-cooked!! Come on, beef lover... basic rules for beef, no well done!!! IF any beef lover love their beef well done, then perhaps i recommend you guys go eat a deer meat! Or perhaps go buy a book and read, any well known chef book, like Jamie Oliver or etc.
Not trying to critic or so, but seriously, i just can't accept all this comment of greatness about those food when they are no where near GREAT!
Apologize to those who hate this particular post of mine, but i am just gonna share out what i felt and after all is my blog, so dun read if you dun like it. ROFL xD

Ok, i am gonna end this now, lastly, i just want to say sorry again for those people who dislike what i said, or for all those Jackson Burger's Fan... i know how people say, food is subjective but i do believe everything there is a way to measure it, if not there won't be cooking competition or food critics. And to me, i just think is no good! : (

Rating : * (this 1 star is just for the homemade patty meat which is no good, but at least he still try...)
Recommend : I think you should know whether to try anot after reading what i said... feel free to go try if you still want to.
Price : Ok, to me, expensive because is no good. Compare to Ramly, is pretty expensive.

1. Highest star is 5.
2. Which place is good? Depends on your budget.. if you want something which price around the same, i recommend you Ramly burger; and any Ramly burger should taste around the same or better but cheaper. = D
Or you can even go buy Mc Donald, is around the same price or just top up a bit. :P

yann: can anyone prove to me that is really homemade patty meat? because i see there's alot of ramly 's plastic bag. (arghh.. i should have take a photo of it too.. lol)

by: mon~ the nom nom

chapter 15: KLCC aquaria~

23 oct 2010

do u know that we have a giant stingrays, sharks and lots and lots of fishes in KLCC?
" the only state-of the art 60,000 sq. ft. aquarium right in the heart
of beautiful Kuala Lumpur City."

u guys as a MALAYSian should really check it out... ticket price check here

one saturday evening... my mon mon decide to visit the fishes again~ (not his first visit)
he just like to visit these fishes every year... he said he feel peace to be surrounded by those fishes and it just makes him feel happy...

nahhhh........... here's the giant shark i've been mentioning.......... (LoLx) cute isnt it~

DANGER high voltage~ the arrow somehow like pointing at me.... lolx....
Mon : yaya pointing at you... " BEWARE : High voltage, might kill ! " lol :P

look at that cute little shark circling the mini pond for us to touch...
Jr Shark : " Touch my body~ la la la la "
Yann : Hmm... Sekinchan selling a lot of shark dishes, is this worth something? O.O

Ok everyone.. you guys should know this.. this picture here is actually take no. " dunno how many times " because this lady here actually scared of touching that cute little Jr Shark... lolx cakap saja macam daring... but rupa rupa is scaredy cat... : P

Yann : scare scare *gigglling*

Mon : Come let me catch you and play with you~ ^^

Ok, this is damn scary.. it looks like a sea alien... @@
Mon : Eeeew... really want touch meh?!?!
Yann : touch la touch la.. faster faster.... touch i want take photo...
Mon : ( what a good wife... =.=" ) lol

Da dang.... This is how this alien ( Horseshoe-crab ) looks like... *yucksss*
Mon : Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! Alien ahhhh !!!

Mon : *bangga* i dare to flip it over...." hahaha sei le lei, can't flip back over neh "..... i mean the crab.. : P

ok, and here we have Mon's bestfriend, the Red Belly Piranha... it is said that the fish can devour a full size tuna fish in 25 seconds... scary...
p/s : dun be deceive by the innocent and steady look of the fish..

Mon : I AM NOT SKED !!!! xD

Oh ya, one more thing, the Aquaria KLCC offers a feeding session for all visitors at 4pm daily... you might want to check it out when you visit there... : D

Mon : Ahhh... Lovely couple at Aquaria... Everyone agree? :P
Yann : -.-"
Mon : Sob T T ( she dun agree....)

Den Deng Den Deng Den Deng~~*deep voice*
Here....... i present....the real shark~
Yann : *roarr*
Mon : Does shark roar? @@ LOLX

and this............ GUESS GUESS what's this~ ^ ^

This is ..... Errr.. "Dunno what" stingray? Lmao... sorry guys, i really forgotten what ray is this, but Mon call it as smiley-ray wor... wahahahahaha... xD

This is the underwater tunnel where we are under this giant Aquarium where we see all the giant fishes like shark, stingray, sea turtles, Nemo, sea horse, sea elephant, sea hippopotamus and ......
Yann : *smack* dun listen to him..... actually there is sea lion in it.. :P
Mon : Hahahaha yea yea, i nearly miss that out... *wink

p/s: btw, all fishes seen under these tunnel is 30% smaller than actual size... = )

me likey turtle... too bad didn't manage to capture of the turtle.... (who say turtle very slow geh........)
Mon : hahaha only you think so... soh poh.. lol

Mon : hmm.. wonder when can i catch some of these and put in my own aquarium.. xD
Yann : you mai dive into that tank and swim with them lo...
Mon : yea hor.. i forgotten that i can do so... ^^

LOL.. we are like selling advertisement here.. hahaha.. well, just want to share some information with you guys.. that you can actually dive into this giant aquarium and swim with the fishes with one of the Aquaria's Diver... of cos you need to pay.. and is not cheap... if is not mistaken, is RM400 for one session and dunno for how long... you might want to check this out at their website.. = )

love this pic...... coz we're like walking with the fish............. thanks to *i dunno who* who took this pic for us... *love*
Mon : yaya.. love love... love the fishes, and love Yann... xD

prepared by :
Mon and Yann d(^o^)v