Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Konig Ludwig Dunkel

After trying the Konig Ludwig Hefe, I came across the dunkel version in Cold Storage for RM 19.49 and decided to give it a try.

Konig Ludwig is known as "Beer of Royal Highness" due to the brewery's heritage which can be traced back through the Kingdom of Bavaria. The current proprietor is the great grandson of the last king of Bavaria, Ludwig III

Its alcohol content is at 5.1% and brewed with water, barley malt dark and pale with hop extract. This beer has a shelf life of 1 year.

It pours a dark brown colour with a lovely head and decent head retention. It has roasted malt and a sweet nutty, chocolate aroma with hints of caramel.

It's a refreshing beer to drink and definitely one of the best dunkel I had drank, second only to Weihenstephaner Dunkel

Monday, December 26, 2011

Jalan Pudu Steam Tilapia Fish

 I was introduced to a food stall at Jalan Pudu which serve pretty cheap tilapia fish for KL standard.

The stall does not have a proper name besides a giant sideboard which highlights its specialty, the steam gravy tilapia fish. The restaurant is opposite the Fei Por Restaurant at Jalan Pudu.

This food stall kind of using an alleyway between tho shophouses and converted to its own premise. There are quite a number of customers here by the time we arrived here around 8pm.

The steam gravy tilapia (fei zhou) fish is the specialty of this place. The fish is really huge and I was in awe of its size. The fish is actually cut into half but the size still amaze me. The price is unbelievable at RM 30++.

The fish is fresh and the spicy gravy is the best part as it blends well with the fish and there ain't fishy smell to it.

Another specialty dish here is the fried chicken cooked with salted egg. This is something out of the ordinary and the saltiness is just right and I truly enjoy this dish.

Make sure you ordered this correctly by the number of pieces of chicken you intended to have. The peg on the plate reads "4" which means 2 pieces of chicken wing and 2 pieces of drum stick.

We ordered a plate of vegetable and like most vegetable meals, there ain't much I can write about it.

I have no idea on the price breakdown on each individual meal but it total up to RM 54++ with 2 cups of tea and rice.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

2011 Sibu Town Square Christmas Trees

After admiring the Christmas decorations around KL and Selangor, nothing will be complete for me without going back to my hometown and see with my very own eyes the annual Christmas Trees in Sibu Town Square.

This year, about a dozen of Christmas trees lined up at the town square. All the trees here are set up by the local churches here.

There ain't much fancy Christmas trees compare to the previous years as churches usually have limited financial resources to put up an extravagant trees.

However, I am impressed with their resourcefulness as some of these trees are made up from plastic bottles, bamboo, leaves, reusable grocery bags and even umbrellas. Some of the end products really amaze me.

The best part is probably the messages on each of the trees which the churches try to convey to the public. This is really a nice touch as I believe it really reflect on the true spirit of Christmas.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Decoration @ IOI Mall

IOI Mall did not have a fancy Christmas decoration compare to other malls in the vicinity. However, it still able to attract shoppers who live around Puchong area.

The new wing has a stage set up with some huge sales going on at the concourse area.

The management also hire a clown to cheer up the children. The clown will be able to make some cute animals and figures with the balloon for the children.

At the old wing, a wide range of Christmas goodies are available. A perfect place to shop for X'mas present.

Well, after all been said and done let's not forget the true meaning of Christmas. I believe the above picture will summarize the whole meaning of Christmas.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Decoration @ The Gardens Mall

This year The Gardens Mall is decorated with awesome chandeliers and elegant medium sized Christmas trees.

There ain't any gimmick here and the decoration here kind of stick to its original tradition.

The chandeliers and the trees blend well to create a calm Christmas atmosphere in this mall.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

One One Three Seafood Restaurant @ Dengkil

Dengkil is a small town not far away from Putrajaya which has a lot to offer when it comes to cheap and tasty food. One of the restaurant I like to go is the One One Three Seafood Restaurant.

As a rule of thumb, seafood is quite expensive here even though they are fresh and well cooked. Hence, I always try to avoid ordering any seafood although been recommended by the restaurant.

"Tong Po" Meat (RM 12) is the signature dish here. The pork is slowly braised in sweet sauce. Notice the thick fat content on it.

Always remember to order the fried bun (RM 1 each) to go wit this pork dish. During lunch time, the fried bun might be finished shall you come too late.

This is how you savour the "Tong Po" meat. Stuffed it inside the bun like a sandwich and the taste is just heavenly. They say the fat is the best part but I just couldn't force myself to swallow it.

Tofu topped with mince meat (RM 8) is another great dish this restaurant has to offer. The tofu is soft and the meat blend just nice with the tofu.

I ordered sweet potato leaves (RM 6) which is pretty standard and nothing to it. I actually wanted to order paku but it was not available that night.

One One Three Seafood Restaurant
No. 1, Taman Sri Dengkil,
Jalan Air Hitam
43800 Dengkil

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Decoration @ Midvalley Megamall

Like most other shopping malls in KL and Selangor, giant Christmas tree seems to be the core of decoration. This theme is also been adopted by Midvalley Megamall this year.

The centre court of the mall has been converted to a lush greenery maze garden with a tall Christmas tree at the centre of it.

The maze garden is only open to the shoppers at certain time when there is no photo session with the Santa Clause.

Catch Santa Clause in the garden at selected time to have a family photo with him. The management has a photographer standby for this.

It has been a moderate decoration this year compare to the ambitious setting last year.