Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hokkaido Ichiba (Kita No zen) at 1 Utama Old Wing

We were checking out the old wing of One (1) Utama shopping centre after the renovation and ended up for dinner in Hokkaido Ichiba Japanese restaurant. This place was packed with diners when we walked it. We manage to get a table overlooking the Promenade. I am not a great fan of Japanese Food but my son loves it very much. Enjoy the pics and food!

Standard cutlery for every table. 

 My youngest son got his kiddies cutlery set after he protested that he does not know how to use a chopstick! LOL

Starters California Rolls and Kanimayo Maki........, my son finished 2 plates of Kanimayo Maki...

 Set meal that consist of Soft Shell Crab Tempura with Chawan Mushi and Octopus. Sorry, already ate some of the food before remembering that I have not taken a photo of this food set! he he he

 Reall cute container.....what is inside?

 Chilly powder inside the cute little container.......yum yum, I love spicy stuff! Taste good when added to some of the food.

 This is Spicy Miso Ramen. Hot, spicy and tasty! I recomend this dish if you like spicy food.

My daughter's Shoyu Ramen. She don't quite like it but prefer the Spicy Miso Ramen.I added some chili powder to the soup. he he he, we love spicy food so much! LOL!

Deep Fried Chicken with  mayonaise. Our tummy were almost full when it was served. Anyway, we manage to finish off the whole plate. Nice aroma and goes along really well with the mayonaise.

YAY!, it is dessert time...........

 Green Tea Passion is actually Ice Cream on a Crispy Waffle. Nice green tea aroma and creamy too! My youngest son finished most of it and the waffle as well!

Mango Crepe with Ice Cream. Nice fruity ice cream with fresh mango cubes.

 This is Melon Niagara. Good combination of fresh rock melon with ice cream. A refreshing dessert.

My daughter's Tiramisu......I tumpang 'makan' (ate) most of it! LOL!

The total bill plus tax and service charge came up to be RM169.60

Address and contact of Hokkaido Ichiba (Kita no zen) Japanese Restaurant\

1)  Hokkaido Ichiba & Hokkaido Ice @ 1 Utama
     LG101, Lower Ground Floor Promenade,
     One Utama Shopping Centre,
     No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya
     Tel : (603) 7727 0020 Fax : (603) 77280030

2)  Hokaido Ichiba @ The Gardens Mall
     T-201, 3rd Floor The Garden Mall
     Mid Valley City
     Linkaran Syed Putra, 59200, Kuala Lumpur
     Tel 03 22831060, Fax 03 22833060

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Guess who was in KL?

Saw this graffiti 'From Taiping with Love' on the wall somewhere in KL and couldn't resist taking a photo of it with my HP.. Guess which blogger was here? ha ha ha, just joking! LOL!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Karate Fried Chicken Recipe aka Nam Yee Chicken

All Foodies and Food Bloggers take note! Next time, do think twice before you want to make a scene or complain in a Restaurant, especially in Fast Food Outlets. You might be beaten with iron rods or get a few punches from the staff! ha ha ha ha! Unless you are a Karate or other Martial Arts expert or you are like Sifu Ip Man (Bruce Lee's Sifu) who can beat 10 person at one go;  then you can go ahead to make your complaint. LOL!
Enter the Peteformation Karate Fried Chicken recipe............

Chicken, Half bird, cut into bite size
Nam yee (Fermented Bean Curd, red), 1 pc, mashed
Chinese Rice Wine, 1 tablespoon
Off the shelf Fried Chicken Flour, enough to coat chicken
Tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons
Pepper, to taste
Egg white, 1 egg

Marinade chicken with nam yee, Chinese rice wine, tomato sauce, pepper and egg white for around 1 hour. Coat chicken with flour and deep fry them till golden brown. Serve the 'Karate Fried Chicken' while still hot and crispy'...........Mmmmmmmm, this is a Fist Licking Good recipe.....ha ha ha!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Simple Fried Celery Stalks with Bacon Recipe

Celery Stalks are easily available in most hypermarket and they are normally imported from US. My daughter does not like celery. However, she likes bacon very much. Therefore, in order to get her to eat celery, I fried them with bacon. Anyway, she did took one bite at the celery and ate some of the carrots in this dish. Well, at least, I manage to get her to try out this Simple Fried Celery Stalks with Bacon dish. LOL!

Celery, 4 stalks, cut into bite size
Bacon, 3 slices, cut into small pieces
Garlic, 3 cloves, chopped finely
Carrot, 1 pc, cut into bite size
Salt to taste (Note, bacon  and celery are already salty, so you might not need to add salt at all)

Heat up wok and add a little water. Put in the bacon pieces. This is the best way to make the bacon crispy without burning it. Adding water to bacon when cooking it would bring out the oil and when the water vapourise, the bacon would be fried till crispy in the oil. Add in the garlic and saute till golden brown. Throw in the celery and carrot. Fry for a short while. Serve with steamed rice.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tairu from Chai Leng Park Wet Market

I bought this packet of Tairu (Thayiru in Indian Malayalam language) from an Indian shop in Chai :Leng Park wet market. Tairu is actually yogurt. This packet of Tairu is made from fresh cow milk and cost me RM1.50. The stall owner told me that it is good for clearing heatiness from our body expecially when we eat too much hot and spicy food. It can also be added to steamed rice and eaten together with Indian dishes.
Anyway, when I reached home, I added some ice to the fresh Tairu and drank it. The sourness is just right and I can savour its' natural taste. Actually natural yogurt taste so much better than flavoured ones.
Yum, yum, really good as a thirst quencher!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Healthy Healthy Steamed White Snapper Fish (Pek Chor) with Apple, Yuk Chuk and Kei Chi Recipe

This Chinese herbal recipe nourishes the stomach and is very tasty as well. I used a combination of Apple, Yuk Chuk (Polygonatum root) and Lycium Berries (Kei Chi).
Apple is added for dietary fibre, yuk chuk moisten the internal organs and Lycium Berries enriches the yin energy. I added fried ginger which is well know to repel stomach wind.

Before I cooked this Chinese herbal combination with Pek Chor (White Snapper Fish), I was wondering whether my kids would eat it. Thank god, they love it very much! LOL!

Here is my Healthy Steamed Pek Chor Fish with Apple, Yuk Chok and Lycium Berries.

Pek Chor Fish, 3 medium table size
Yuk Chok, 10 slices
Lycium Berries, 10 pcs
Apple, 1 pc, cut into bite sizes
Ginger, cut into strips, amount varies according to preference
Light soya sauce, 3 tablespoons
Sugar, a little or to taste
Vegetavle oil, 1 tablespoon

Arrange fish, yuk chok, lycium berries and apple in a steaming tray. Steam at high heat for 30 minutes. Mean while you can prepare the fish sauce. Heat up wok and put in the vegetable oil. Saute ginger strips until they turned golden brown. Add light soya sauce and sugar. Take out the steamed fish and pour the sauce over it while still hot.
Serve immediately with white rice.

Note : You can replace Pek Chor Fish with Haruan Fish (Snakehead, sang yee). Haruan fish is very good for stomach and wound healings. Those with stomach ulcer would benefit very much from haruan fish cooked this way.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Breakfast at Singapore Marine Parade Food Centre and Market

During our trip to Singapore, we wake up early on the third day to have breakfast at Marine Parade Market and Food Centre. This food court is located in the heart of Singapore Marine Parade Central and you can find the map of this place here.

I love to eat at this food court because there is a large variety of food to choose from. There was a good morning crowd here when we arrived, mostly office workers having their breakfast.

Each stall normally sells a few types of food. Lor Mee (Braised) noodle stall might also offer other stuff such as Hokkien Mee as well.

My son came back with this packet of Nasi Lemak which he bought from a stall in the middle section that have a long queue. The Nasi Lemak (Coconut Milk Rice) looks very delicious with the deep fried ikan (fish) selar kuning and ayam goreng rempah (deep fried chicken with spices). He ate all of it in a jiffy! Must have tasted quite good!

I could not decide what to eat and actually walked around the food court for at least 2 times. But when I wanted to order Lor Mee, the stall proprietor told me that the soup is not ready yet.
After that I manage to locate a kuih (local cake) outlet that sells chee cheong fun. I was eager to try it out and ordered two pieces. The sauce is lighter than Penang Chee Chong fun and there was no Har Ko (shrimp paste) in it. They used sweet bean paste (tnee cheo) or more popular known in Korea as Gochujang. Yum yum, I love it!

The kuih (local cake) stall that I bought the Chee Cheong Fun from.

My brother in law came back with some light snacks of Teochew Chui (Chwee) Kueh (Watery cake) which is actually a steamed rice flour based cake topped with spicy dried shrimp sauce. Very delicious except that I don't like to use tiny toothpicks to eat them. I dunno why they always serve this soft chui kueh with toothpicks?????? It is not easy to pick up this super soft kueh using the toothpicks!

Nostalgia.........! My daughter looking at one of the exercise equipment in the playground outside the Marine Parade food centre. She played with it a few years back. She was 4 years old that time. Unfortunately the equipment leg paddle is gone now. Only left the top handle.

Hah, this stall selling Singapore Schools Examiniation papers is still around.....LOL!