Friday, July 16, 2010

SERAI Empire (Empire Subang)

The worthiness. Worthiness in terms of a satisfying meal and I must praise the customer service as well. Customer service personally by the lady owner who made it a point in coming up to us and speaking. Wow! I love this kind of owners who believe in putting customer service as one of their priorities. In fact, not once, but twice. The first time I dined alone and on this day accompanied by other half-half. She also going ahead by suggesting that we must try the cakes. Supposedly or known as one of their households food names as well. We one the other hand politely declined because we were only keen in the mains. Maybe next time? 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mutton Kurma

My mutton man must be the most happiest man. Why shouldn't he be? I have been visiting him like almost once a week already (Mutton Dalca, Mutton Soup/Sup Kambing, Indian Mutton Meatball Soup & Mutton Parathal). This time though the intention was for a different food lingo. Not a pot of mutton kurma for us. but for family pot luck. Pot luck within the family is sincerely not my health supplement. Tell me about this whole thing about pot luck within the women in the family? God! Such a stressful thing for me. But as always, as the faithful and loyal Indian wife, you know right how important sisters and brothers are for your Indian husband? Tell me again? Not sure if its the same scenario within the Malay and Chinese families, but when an Indian big happy or not happy family is a concern, praising dishes is expected out of you. Even if you choose not to, there will be someone who literally will needle you out. Listen to me please. No matter what, do not be honest because honestly is not the best policy amongst family members. Instead, please try your level best to praise for the sake of keeping your marriage. Indian family, mind you, have you not heard of? Maybe mother in laws, father in laws, brother in laws are not too bad actually, but do not mess around with your sister in laws. Otherwise, you have to feel sorry for yourself. Don't ever, let me remain you again, shake the family tree because the leaves will fall nowhere else except on your husband who will conveniently sweep all of it on your head.  

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tony Roma's (The Curve, Mutiara Damansara)

When you literally can't say no to celebrating your friend's birthday? We accommodate right?. We can't say no to good friends? Possibly we can't. Henceforth, on this Friday evening, we took the roads for driving all the way from PJ to Mutiara Damansara. Duh! What a drive which tested our patience outrightly. Regardless, like I have already told you, for the happiness of friends? Tony Roma's by the way is not alien to us. We have dined in their Sunway outlet, maybe twice. Anything different in Tony Roma's The Curve. Nothing if you are asking me. The same ambiance, the same menu and service pretty much attentive.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sodhi (Coconut Milk Kulambu)

Sodhi. You are right. Indian coconut milk kulambu, gravy or stew.  And sodhi as far as I know, is a must in most Indian households and if you are marrying an Indian guy who has been brought up with lotsa of food love by his mother, you better learn or you must know how to make Sodhi. Otherwise, all hell can break loose. No sodhi, your marriage love can become a question mark over time or your husband will most probably have his sodhi fix in his mum's house before returning home. Maybe even his mutton fix as well (Mutton Kurma & Mutton Peratal). Sodhi in fact will bind our marriage love forever together. Unless of course, you marry an Indian guy who somehow had outgrown his Indian food love or considers himself as a black backside Westerner. Otherwise, sodhi like Rasam (Nandu Rasam & Instant Rasam) is the crucial food fact for Indians on the whole and anyone for the matter can be an acclaimed sodhi chef. So easy. Add all the ingredients and simmer for the pot of yellowish, creamy and tangy sodhi. My this version of sodhi however is a twist. I added cabbage. Why? Because I decided not to cook a veggie. Instead cabbage in sodhi together.  

Saturday, May 29, 2010

RUEBEN'S Bistro & Pub - Taipan, Subang Jaya

Rueben's Bistro & Pub. The affordable watering hole for near and afar customers who like a drink or two or "the more the merrier" before going home or don't want to go home. Beer as far as I know, is the main crowd puller though some prefer to park bottles and if you are amongst the early birds, you will most probably notice grey hair, no hair, pot belly "Men From Uncles", and maybe a few women around. These customers somehow will disperse before or just after the clock strikes 8.00pm and then, almost like silence is golden environment before the hip-hop crowd stroll in later after 10 o'clock or so. What about my other half-half? Unsure I am if he is among the early or later customers but he sure carry home some juicy stories to my ears. Why did I end up in RUEBEN'S Bistro & Pub? For dinner actually. 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Terasek Brickhouse, Bangsar

There’s Sekeping Tenggiri and Seapark Brickhouse. Now we have Terasek Brickhouse. The concept remains and they are cosy places with rooms to let. Not just any kind of room, but one that’s all about going back-to-basics, without foregoing style.

The minimalist concept is a refreshing change from the regular hotels peppered all over town. Terasek Brickhouse is a fusion of ideas from the previous two places. There are a couple of unique touches. For example, there’s a 4-feet deep dip pool. Alternatively you could just sit and stick your feet into this pool and wet your feet.
The usual comforts are still available. Air-conds, TV, WiFi, kitchen, etc. There are 2 rooms on the ground floor and three on the upper floor.
Another point of differentiation is its rooftop. The cement stairs leading to the rooftop is as unique as they come and do watch out for your head when you go through the rather low and small “door” to the rooftop. There, you are treated to a view of the Bangsar skyline. Barbeques can held here too, or perhaps you can do some star-gazing here. There’s a clothes-drying space and you will notice the rather hard-to-miss solar panel on the roof.

The rates per room per day are RM180 (Sun to Thu) and RM200 (Fri & Sat). The place is very close to the heart of Bangsar (Bangsar Village, Jalan Telawi, etc). If you are coming from Bangsar Shopping Centre, turn right after Petronas petrol kiosk (on the left) into Jalan Ara. Then turn at the first left into Jalan Telawi. Then turn right into Jalan Terasek. The place is on number 42A. Terasek Brickhouse is perfect for a little getaway in the city or for when you have relatives over!

Terasek Brickhouse
42A Jalan Terasek,
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mutton Dalca (Dhal Mutton Curry)

When you have achieved your cooking milestone in making Mutton Soup, Indian Mutton Meatball Soup & Mutton Parathal, the next higher cooking step must be? Mutton Dalca. Yesss! Mutton Dalca. How do we make Mutton Dalca? Fear not what not ladies and gentlemen. Trust me and trust this recipe of mine, and you we do super fine. Super fine in making a pot of mouthwatering delicious Mutton Dalca. What is mutton dalca by the way? Mutton dalca is basically mutton in an Indian style dal curry (Spinach Sambar) and like I have already told you, an absolute deliciousness. 

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