I was off for the past few days and did nothing but shop and eat. You see, my brother came back from Singapore and when he is back, we go for real nice food. (Yeah, it’s sad to know that our family is always very careful when it comes to spending and thus, we usually will end up having economy/chicken rice or just wantan/pork noodles for dinner.
Anyway, he was back on Wednesday itself. Mom cooked on the first night and we had a scrumptious meal of steamed chicken. Imagine the four of us gobbling up the whole chicken (and that’s including double boiled soup, stir-fried vegetables and fried eggs). I always knew that mom’s cooking is the best in the world. Nothing beats a satisfying meal at home. So, a few days worth of activities all condensed into a post:
Went out very early for my annual eye exam in HUKM. Forced him to come with me so I don’t need to drive. Proceeded to Mid Valley after that and feeling hungry, went to Dome for breakfast. We did not want to eat so much, cos we wanna have a nice lunch, too. Ended up going for their big breakfast (very yummy, big portion) which reminds me of the breakfast I had in London. Since it was a big plate, we shared. Funny, we were like two ‘lovers’ sharing a plate of breakfast! After some shopping, went to Manhattan Fish Market for lunch. We were not that hungry, but aching to go home for a nap. So, same thing applied, we ended up sharing a plate. More food came for dinner when the whole family went to a restaurant. We ordered loads of stuff, fish, squids, chicken, vegetables and double boiled soup. I was soooo… stuffed at the end of the day, and I thought that I had gained at least 2 kgs! But the food was terrific. The restaurant was one of our favourites, which offer good quality and delicious food at reasonable prices.
This time, mom took annual leave to come with us. In order to save time, we planned our day ahead the night before. We made an appointment with our contractor to look at some tiles for our kitchen top in the morning, so, we got up early again and headed out. Since his royal highness likes bak kut teh, we went to Jln Imbi for our breakfast. If anyone get to chance upon the bak kut teh shops in Jln Imbi, they should really give it a try. They are one of the more popular spots for this ‘dish’ and a lot of tourists go there for it. Well, if they serve it to the tourists, the food there will no doubt be very expensive, but what the heck, try ma… Then we were off to Sentul to check out a row of shops selling tiles. We finally decided on one (a red coloured one) and made our decision to put that. (finally!) I never knew that renovating was such headache to start with. And the part of moving has not even come in yet. After looking at the tiles, we headed off to the Curve to do more shopping.
Had lunch at Marche – and of course, I made him pay for all those — since everything costs only 1/2 for him. That day was also the first time I have been to Marche and the experience was a bit exhilarating. Think I must frequent more of these places to keep myself more up-to-date about things ‘cool’ nowadays. Went for another round of scrumptious dinner that night – and this time it was steamboat. Someone wanted to have steamboat for dinner and since no one could remember where anyone saw a steamboat restaurant before, we went round some places in the car. Luckily, we found one ‘okay’ one in Tmn Connaught. Although it was not particularly fantastic, but it was satisfying enough and not expensive at all. Came up to about RM50 for the 4 of us. And again, I think I added a few inches more to my waistline that evening.
Mom went back to work today and there was nothing much we could do. Since we have completed most of our shopping, I went to sit at the office while he goes over to do some window-shopping at KLCC. Our friend bought more toy cars while shopping and makes me really wonder who will get his collection when he gets tired of them (hey, Abang might be interested?) He had bought over RM200 worth of toy cars in Mid Valley and this time was probably the same. And after having a light lunch, we went home (no where to go). That night, we had a dinner appointment with everyone back home in OUG, so, we went back right after mom came back from work. This time, we went to Brickfields for steam fish head. And apparently, too, this restaurant is quite famous for their fish head. And right after that, it was back to the house where everyone sat lazily and catches up on whatever is happening in each others lives.
By today I was quite hesitant in taking in more food, but nevertheless, I knew I won’t have this chance when my brother goes nack to Singapore. Anyway, we went for dim sum in the morning. This time, we had it in Overseas (Dim Sum) Restaurant in Sri Petaling. Although a bit expensive, their dim sum was in actual fact quite nice. We did not really want to come in the first place cos we had planned for the four of us to go for dim sum buffet at Tai Thong (in Wisma Selangor Dredging, yes!). However, at the insistence of my aunt, we agreed. *I don’t really mind, actually, as long as I get to eat and since we are not going to Tai Thong, means I don’t need to pay*
Right after the dim sum, we went shopping again in One Utama, mom eager to show her son how nice and big it became. (yeah, compared to Orchard Road?) Anyway, did not have lunch at all that day cos we were still full, but we still ended up having some dessert – ice kacang at the famous Mark’s Assam Laksa place at the old wing. Since we had nothing much to buy, we went home. While my brother had a nap, the three of us went to look at the house again to see if things are done properly and according to what we want, last minute changes, etc. There is sooo… much headache going on with it at the moment (next post!)
Towards teh evening, we have again had to decide where to go for our dinner and decided to go to Nikko Hotel for buffet (by this time, you should have guessed that we are a buffet loving family) Citibank is offering 50% discount for using their card to pay so, I called to make a reservation. to our utter disappointment, the place was fully booked! Undecided, I leaved through the Citibank booklet againa and suggested a Chinese restaurant at Nikko Hotel again. Although I won’t get a discount, but for every 4 pax dining there, one person gets to eat free. And — it’s all you can eat buffet! (yay!)
So, off we went to this posh Chinese restaurant – no one there – only about 3 tables including us but we had a nice time ordering our food. Usually with Chinese restaurant buffet, they will give you a menu and you can order from that list as much as you want and they will serve it to you. And of course, being typical Chinese, we tried to order the expensive dishes. Among us, I think we have consumed 8 bowls of ‘Monk Jump Over the Wall’ Soup, 4 bowls of sharksfin soup, 3 plates of squids, 2 plates of chicken, 3 plates of duck, 2 plates of vegetable, 2 plates of prawns and another 2 plates of braised abalone. Of course, dessert was another 6 varieties. (Gosh!) But the food there was excellent! Costs about RM270++ – okay la, once in a while. (Iren, bila nak pergi? Bagus ni!)
Anyway, when Monday came, I was already dragging myself to work, wondering how to detox with all those junk I’ve put into my tummy.
P/S: The restaurant is halal! (Who else wanna go?)