Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kechara Oasis for Reunion Lunch

On 16 July 2015, a day before Hari Raya, and a school holiday (hols start today...16 to 21 July 2015, well Malaysia is well known for its holidays, and this break is for Hari Raya)

 Since it is also chor yat or first day of lunar calendar, Chen was vegetarian, so we decided to meet at Kechara Oasis at Viva Home, which is a vegetarian restaurant.
 I had a shot of spirulina drink, at RM3.00 a shot because I had just recovered from was bitter and I sipped honey after every mouthful

 our first dish...RM58
Mandala of 5 Prosperity RM58.00

Vietnamese Claypot (White rice) RM9.80
for all of us to share

Mushroom KaiLan RM RM16.80 (pricey!!!)
and I realise that out Wild Crafted Bitter Gourd did not arrive but we were charged for it according to the bill.....
 Yam basket with Kong Poh RM28.80
 dish of the day (set lunch) at RM9.90..curry mee
Thursday Curry Noodle
with Lemongrass drink (not pictured) with the jug of honey that I guzzled
with my spirulina 
other drinks: Pier Tea for 7 RM14.00

 Our group..Lydia, Esther, me (sitting) standing: Julia, Chen, Eliza (due to retire on 27 July) and Angie 

This is our CPR group and we have not met for more then 10 years!!!
this is the address and phone in case you would like to patronise this place
 this is the breakdown of our order
 our total bill of what should be RM150 but with an added RM24 or so of GST and service charge
Happy eating!!
We paid about RM25 each.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hari Raya Open House

On the first day of Raya 17 July 2015 we went to an open house

house in Kajang

 doctor on hand to greet us
 old friends
 food is catered...he also had rendang specially cooked by his wife

 good crowd

 the newly weds..we attended their wedding a few months ago

 Dr Lee, my brilliant thyroid surgeon
 "No, I don't do transplants...donated organs are hard to come by.." he says
Hari Raya Open House are a good way to keep in touch!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

添好運 Tim Ho Wan at Mid Valley: Reunion 29 June 2015

Our school mate from Perth is is town so we had a meet-up at Tim Ho Wan.....

Chiam, Yip (the Perth guy) Yeo and me,,,,,we are we could easily meet on a Monday!! hehe and there was no queue for Tim Ho Wan!!
I got this photo from can see people queuing up
picture from (A Table For Two by Billy Law)

 It is situated between Gardens and MidValley, at the Boulevard...quite a strategic quiet and empty!

Tim Ho Wan, world famous Michelin-starred dim sum house – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Don’t expect a dim sum menu with extensive choices, THW only offers a humble list of 31 items
 you can see from the menu that everything was a wee bit me at least!

 The first thing that arrived was baked buns, there were 6 of us and everything came in sets of three.
 Baked bun with BBQ pork

the 6 of us....the guy in shirt with red stripe is our good "Dr" Lee who initiated our also Sia, ex CIMB
 out came the smart phones to document the food...Michelin-starred dim sum wor..

 Vermicelli Roll with Pig's Liver RM11,50

 Carrot Cake
 Pan-fried Carrot Cake RM10.50!!!
so expensive! Carrots(radish, actually)  are so cheap and my late father-in-law could  make a whole pan at RM10.50, seriously! (with real radish)

  Vermicelli Roll with Sweet and Sesame Sauce RM8.30

 Bean Curd Skin Roll with Pork and Shrimp RM9.30

 Steamed Egg Cake RM8.30.....

ridiculously priced because my mother-in-law always buys these cheaply from the morning market and prays with it at the altar, after which she serves it for tea but no one eats it costs RM8.30 for a fraction of what my mil had.....

 Look at us with our table laden with the MICHELIN STARRED and Michelin priced Dim sum hehe
 Pork Dumpling with Shrimp RM11.50

How times have changed..I used to buy these siew mai in Batu Pahat for 1.60 each

Pork Ribs with Black Bean Sauce RM9.30
my late father's favourite, he always ordered this for our morning dim sum whenever we had breakfast together when we visit him

Stir Fried Hor Fun with Pork
for such a small plate that 6 of us had chopsticks serving, this is astronomically priced!

 Poached fresh seasonal vegetable : RM10.80
Chiam needed some greens so we had this....

My verdict of the dim sum....well having been brought up in Batu Pahat with the cheapest dim sum and the widest of choices at an eighth of  Tim Ho Wan's prices, I do not understand what the hype is all about.

I would rather have a lazy Sunday dim sum with you, Pa, anytime.

Tim Ho Wan – Hong Kong’s Most Famous Dim Sum
27-G, Ground Floor
The Boulevard, Mid Valley City,
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday : 10am – 10pm
Saturday,Sunday & PH : 9am – 10pm
    1. Map of Tim Ho Wan 添好運
  1. Tim Ho Wan 添好運
  2. Restaurant
  3. Address: Unit 27-G, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia