Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Naughty Nuri's @ Desa Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur

The sons decided to give a treat to their mum and it was a belated birthday dinner treat at Naughty Nuri's at Desa Hartamas Branch. The ambiance is pleasant and lively.
Our friendly waiter recommended us this new salad known as Lavender Crispy Porky Salad with meaty floss on top and array of fruits like longan, pineapple, cucumber, tomatoes and vegetable salad with homemade Lavender fruity dressing.
This is a must try ribs - 1995 Signature BBQ Spare Ribs specially marinated, char grilled, the sauce coated is of sweet taste, the meat is so tender and tasty. It was everyone no.1 favourite. I love the spicy black chilli sauce .... it's awesome.
Satay Lilit is another lovely choice, a BBQ minced meat on lemongrass stick, the flavour is gorgeous. 
Grilled Hotdog Platter that comes with two type of sausages, siew yok, dried belly and a little bit of salad. I enjoyed it with my beer.
At last a half piglet of Babi Guling A'La Naughty Nuri's serves with a sugar black sauce, I prefer it with the spicy sauce .......
That was a hefty porky meal for 5 of us. It was good and will be back again.
A bit of show from the staff and oink oink competition for the guest to win a voucher for their signature spare ribs for only RM1.00 so don't forget to win it.
So when is the next treat.
Naughty Nuri's
No.2, Ground Floor, 20/70A, 
Jalan Sri Hartamas 22, Desa Sri Hartamas, 

50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone:+60 16-556 4611

GPS : 3.163566, 101.650619

Thursday, March 02, 2017

One of the Most Interesting Korean Restaurants I have visited in Kuala Lumpur

First of all, I like to apologise for the long silent. Last night we visited a unique Korean joint in the Korean community of Ampang in Kuala Lumpur and everything about this place is awesome. It has been in operation for the last 14 years.
It does not look like a restaurant from the outside nothing that can entice you to walk into the place, even if you take a peep into it, you might be shock in what you see. It cannot be a restaurant.
The first dish was a KimChi soup with thin slices of pork belly, slices of sausage, luncheon meat, vegetables, glass noodle and ramen, It is served on a stainless steel pot on a burner. The first dish was truly welcoming, all of us nodded our heads and gave a first thumb up.
Everyone love this grilled mackerel, juicy and tasty.
Korean pancake is common in Korea and this one is good with lot of vegetable, seafood and minimal starch. Don't miss this dish.
My no.2 favourite is this perfectly grilled succulent pork belly, wrapped it with the green lettuce with a dose of sauce and it's heaven.
Korean rice cake with ramen - a nice sweet and spicy dish.
Pork belly with squid was my no.1 favourite of the night.
 Side dishes for the evening.
The hand written receipt without GST whatsoever and RM198 for 9 of us. Very reasonable indeed.
All were fully satisfied and nothing is spared on the table, even the last bowl of plain rice went into the remaining gravy and the rice with gravy coating was deliciously good too.
We managed to tuck 9 folding bicycles at wherever corners available, at the beginning it was a no-no for us to patronise the place because of the bicycles. Somehow we managed to convince the operator. 
By the way, the name of this restaurant is Po-Cha located at Taman Putra Sulaiman, Ampang. You must go and check it out!
Til then we shall be back.

Po Cha Korean Restaurant

No. 15, Jalan Sulaiman 3,

Taman Putra Sulaiman
GPS : 3.150503, 101.749856

Tel: 014-662 3180
Opening Hours
Daily 5.30pm - 3am

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Thaipusam Celebration 2017 is Coming

Malaysia is full of festivity, Chinese New Year celebration is still on going and Thaipusam is around the corner. And what more do we ask we shall celebrate these festivals together in the Year of the Rooster.

I had a chance to join a group study visit to Batu Caves to learn more of Thaipusam celebration and its significance. 

Below is a clip I took during the visit. Happy Thaipusam!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Day 6 A Day Trip to Hue

A few days back we booked for a day tour to Hue and our van came exactly at 7.30am to our villa and then it came to My Khe Beach to pick another 6 more tourists for the tour. Our tourist guide was a charming and soft spoken girl we could apprehend her English though half the the time she was speaking Vietnamese. A Japanese tourist was assisted by his local friends.
We were stopped at Lang Co Beach and visited a pearl outlets. A chance to learn a bit of Vietnamese pearls. We did not take the scenic Van Hai Pass over the range but we used the Van Hai Tunnel instead. It is the longest tunnel in Southeast Asia with a distance of 6.3km.
Our first touristic spot was Emperor Khai Dinh graveyard and it is not an ordinary graveyard but a huge one. It could be a palace instead of a tomb and it is located up a hill near Hue.
The main entrance of the 12th King of Nguyen Dynasty's tomb with large dragons welcoming visitors. From the tourist guide's commentary this King Khai Dinh doesn't seem to be a popular King. Apparently he have taxed the people a lot and build this grand tomb for himself and it took 11 years to complete it. 
The middle portion before ascending to the main tomb site.
The design of this structure is basically a mixture of Oriental and European touches as the French had a great influence in it, in fact the Emperor's was sort of under its payroll.
Jo together with the 12 bodyguards of the King.
A sketch of the mausoleum on the hill slope.
Next spot was Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue, it has 7 storey and is the highest religion building in Vietnam sitting at the nothern bank of River Perfume.
Back then the 1st Nguyen Lord came to the site one day and heard a prophecy that a great person would come to this hill and build a temple to pray for the prosperity of the country. Hence it was the order of him to build this pagoda.
The pagoda has gone through many events of destruction during the American war. Luckily it is still existing after going through through renovation and restoration. It is now an icon of Hue. A must visit site of Hue.

There is an exhibit of an old car in which a monk by the name of Thich Quang Duc rode from his temple to Saigon on June 11, 1963. He stepped out of the car in an intersection, sat down in the lotus position, and burned himself to death in protest against the regime's violations of religious freedom.

Looking down towards the River Perfume.

5 Vietnamese and 1 Japanese were among us in the day trip. Some of them worked in Johor Bahru before and had the chance to practice their Bahasa Malaysia. It was nice meeting these friendly people and let's have our lunch.

I like the lunch very much, it was sumptuous and delicious.

Phouc Thanh Garden Restaurant located at Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hue (GPS : 16.469338, 107.594502) is a popular and great place to eat.
A little shopping at an outlet as per the tour itinerary, we got to know some of Vietnamese produce and mostly dried food stuffs.
Samples of tidbits as food tasting before engaging ourselves in the purchase.
Hue Imperial Palace was the last visit of the itinerary.
Here we were at the walled palace within the citadel of Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. We started the tour from the South Gate or the Meridian Gate which is the main gate.
The Flag Tower of the citadel could be seen from far as you are approaching the palace and it is also facing the South Gate.
Walking through the Gate of Supreme Harmony into the Imperial Court.
Striking red coloured tall doors at the palace, I like this big red corner. There are still many old buildings at the rear and there are still room for further restoration. Inscripted by UNESCO in 1993. 

The bronze vessels at the palace, some treat them as wishing vessels by putting coins into them and some said the water are supposed to use when there is fire. Anyway these 17th century items are one of the main features in the palace.
Hien Nhon Gate is the east entrance to the forbidden city used by the members of the elite group or men only. It is made finished up of porcelain pieces and restored during King Khai Dinh's time. We took this exit and that was bye bye to Hue Imperial Palace.
That was it, a day in Hue seeing some of its touristic spots and a little knowledge of this ancient city called Hue. And off we went back to Danang where we will be flying back to Kuala Lumpur on the following day.
A Video clip of our trip