Clear blue skies

16 11 2009

I took a stroll around my new housing area this morning since the blue skies were really beautiful with white puffy clouds. Here is a picture that I have took during my short walk up the hill along the back of my new housing area.

Papa John’s Pizza @ Sunway Pyramid

13 11 2009

Papa John’s Pizza has finally arrived in Malaysia. Actually, it has been around for a few month since the opening of its first outlet at Times Square. However, I did not get a chance to taste it until last week at their Sunway outlet.


“Better Ingredients, Better Pizza” has always been Papa John’s tag line and it certainly reflects on the quality of their pizza. Apparently, their Super Papa’s came highly recommended as it a classic combination of Beef Pepperoni, Italian Beef Sausage, Chicken Roll, Fresh Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Onions and Black Olives. We took the 6″ original which costs RM 11.20.


Here is the picture of the Super Papa’s pizza. I have tasted some really good pizzas before at some fancy Italian restaurant. So it is not fair to compare them together since Papa’s pizzas are price differently for mass market. But suffice to say (and comparatively speaking), it is better than our local Pizza Hut and even Dominoes Pizza.


We also took the Land & Sea (RM11.20) which consists of Chicken Roll, Shrimps, Mushrooms, Green Peas and Sweet Pineapple.


So what makes Papa John’s Pizzas taste so good? Well, for one thing, their pizza crusts are nicely baked unlike some other restaurant which has rubbery texture crusts. On top of that, I love pouring a generous amount of their complimentary garlic and pizza sauce which came with our order. Good thing they don’t charge extra for requesting additional sauces. While some people may want to dip their bite size crust into the sauce I love to gobble up my pizza with the sauces on the toppings.


Hmm… yummy….


They also gave some kind of green pepper which I did not try since it didn’t look appetizing to me. Some people might like it though.


Overall it was a good experience eating there. Anyone who loves pizza should drop by Papa John’s for its fresh pizzas.


Papa John’s Pizza
0B3-G1-1 & 2 & G1-129, Oasis Boulevard 3
Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall

Vietnam Kitchen @ Plaza OUG

10 11 2009

While looking for a place to eat last Saturday night, I suggested trying out the food at Vietnam Kitchen. I have been to this place a few times before and  usually opted for their set dinner which is pretty tasty.


Nevertheless, variety is the spice of life and hence I decided to try the beef noodle (RM 12.90) instead which looks pretty interesting and came with chef recommendation.


Vietnam food are usually accompanied with a generous serving of fresh vegetables.


True enough, it was good. There were a few slices of beef and meatballs. The soup was flavoursome and didn’t leave my throat dry (an good indication that minimal or no MSG used).


My girlfriend took the Slice Chicken with Spring Vermicelli which looks really colourful. It was also very appetizing. The fresh taste of vegetables goes well with the meat.


Just as expected, Vietnam Kitchen has maintain its standard of food throughout the years.


Vietnam Kitchen
Lot G12, Ground Floor Citrus Park
Plaza OUG, Jalan Klang Lama
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 7980 3970

Through My Window

9 11 2009

This is one of the coolest ad that I have seen so far. “Everyone connects” is the latest tag line from Malaysia broadband provider, TMNet. The catchy tune is sang by Bunkface, and the song title is called Through My Window.

Hailam Kopitiam @ 3 Two Square

9 11 2009

There are certainly no shortage of modernised ‘kopitiams’ or coffee shop around town. Hailam Kopitiam is the latest addition to the rising trend of coffee shops mushrooming everywhere.


I took the opportunity to drop by for lunch with my friends last Saturday to see how good the food was. According to their menu, the outlet is own by the Goh family which has spanned over three generations since the colonial times, which was frequented by the British. Apparently, their coffee retains the original flavour of the original Hainanese taste.

After reading their menu, I have decided to try out their ‘Kopi Cham’. ‘Cham’ means mixed in English and the drink came with the concoction coffee, tea, sugar and milk. As a touch of authenticity, it was served with the Chinese coffee shop cup which was used since many years ago to serve hot drinks. The taste was quite good with rich aroma of coffee flavour in it. I liked it a lot and ordered another cup after that.


As for the food, the Hailam Spicy Fried Rice with Prawns (RM 7.20) came highly recommended according to their menu. So I thought it would be a good idea to try it out. It was certainly spicy but bearable. The taste was undeniably hot and leaves you wanting some cold water. Despite that, I like it a lot and wouldn’t mind to have this again.


One of my friend took the Hailam Fried Mee Hoon (RM 6.80). Despite having the impression that the noodles was fried when we read the menu, it actually came with thick dark gravy akin to Lum Mee. It was pretty good too.


And here is a picture of the Tom Yam Mee Hoon. It was fried with Tom Yam paste (I presume) and have a tinge of sour and spicy taste to it. There were slices of fish cakes, prawns and tomatoes which came with the dish. My friend was pretty happy with it.


Overall, it is a good place to go for some nice tasty food. I reckon that the food quality is on par or even better than some of the other similar restaurant that I have tried.

Hailam Kopitiam
B-07-01, 3 Two Square
No. 2, Jalan 19/1
46300 Petaling Jaya

Close up shot

9 11 2009

Here is a picture of my girlfriend taken yesterday at Sunway Pyramid. Since she is rather camera shy, it will take a while before she gets warm up to my camera pointing at her. This is for you, dear.


Hon Bee Kopitiam

9 11 2009

Here are some pictures taken at Hon Bee Kopitiam opposite of Giant Bukit Tinggi, Klang. I had these shots awhile ago but I did not have the time to post them up until now. Anyway, the food at Hon Bee is pretty much what you can find in most hawker stalls.

The Thai Tom Yam fried rice was pretty decent.


Chinese fruit rojak.


Too bad my plate of Mee Jawa tasted pretty sour. I was expecting it to be nicer judging by the look of it.


The best meal of the night was undoubtedly these nicely grilled satay sticks with slices of cucumber and onions as well as ketupat (rice cakes).


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