Friday, June 25, 2010

the sports news is much more entertaining

... compared to our boring local news.

there's Wimbledon (Nadal!!!!!), there's World Cup (*LOL at Italy*) ...
oh, and even world news seems much more 'educational' than our stupid local news.

*hides in own cocoon*

Thursday, June 24, 2010

the cheek!

can you believe it ... the car park attendant actually commented on my bad complexion this morning?

woh, crossing the boundary, man.

[UPDATE: ermmm, i finally realised after lunch yesterday that she was indeed referring to 'flowers' on my car, and not my face. whooops!]

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chef Diary, Plaza Damansara

a year ago or so, a new eating place opened at Medan Setia 1 and the first thing my colleague and i would do is to google for reviews.

last week, we finally decided to give it a try as we ran out of ideas on where to go for lunch.

at noon, we were the first patrons and we opted for the set lunch at RM18.90++.

cauliflower soup, which sounded peculiar, but it was good! what was missing was just a piece of bread to go with it.

my mixed pineapple salad or something like that. it was sweet to taste. not bad, i must say.

the beef pepperoni ariabatta ... which was really nice, mmmmmm.

the grilled chicken linguinie which looked like a chinese stir-fry dish! but it was not too bad.

my smoked salmon sandwich with potato wedges. the wedges were probably dusted with beef bacon powder or something, as it had a hint of it. ;)

my only complaint was that the bun was toasted til it was too hard for me to chew. =( it made me wonder, though, whether i should have been given an option to what type of bread i wanted my sandwich made. hmmm.

regardless, the 'contents' of my sandwich was satisfying.

the unassuming sign.

halfway through our lunch, more people started coming in. so the place must be doing well!

their ala carte dishes are priced between RM20 to RM60, i think. they also serve tapas. google for more info, will ya? i may be giving the wrong info, innit! ;)

The Smokehouse, Bangsar

A few weeks ago, steph and i met up for dinner at Smokehouse on a Thursday night. i read somewhere that the food was not too bad, and so was the ambience.

so off we trudged, without dot in tow as she was on sick leave.

we were pleasantly surprised when we were informed that for the restaurant's anniversary (the month of May), there was a 20% discount on the ala carte dishes.

The Smokehouse is situated right next to Madam Kwan's in telawi area of Bangsar. i don't think you'll miss it!
steph wanted wine, so we had a bottle of red wine to complement our dinner. hmmm i think it has been a loooooooooooooong time since i had some wine with dinner!

the menu not only includes a western selection, but also a thai one. we opted for Pad Thai as i must confess, i miss the one served at Silom @ Plaza Damansara a long time ago.

the catfish kerabu which i find it rather chewy. is it meant to be like that?

i know steph really wanted to order the duck curry from the thai selection but i wanted to try the chicken pie which had rave reviews.

it was awesome! i don't think much of the side dish, though. the carrots looked sad and uninviting. the mash potato is supposed to go with the gravy from the pie.

at RM28, it is a dish worth sharing! steph said it reminded her of Dome's gourmet pie and it does, actually, but this is a bigger portion.

i love the pie!!!! =)

next time, i will try the lamb shank.