Saturday, January 24, 2015

NY Steak Shack, MidValley Megamall

Used a groupon deal for dinner last night with sea witch.

We bought the Fried Platter with Soup & Drinks at NY Steak Shack, MidValley Megamall for RM43.

So we each for a glass of soft drink, soup and a shared fried platter. Here are some pictures of from last night:

Pumpkin soup
This was good but not as thick as I like.

Mushroom soup
This is super good. I recommend that you take the mushroom soup if you do visit!

The fried platter with honey fried chicken, crispy fried squid, soda-battered fried fish fillet, grilled corn-on-the-cob and honey mustard sauce on the side. 

I enjoyed the grilled corn as it was flavourful and sweet. Sea witch liked the fried fish fillet as it was well-battered and the fish was still moist. For me, I prefer the honey fried chicken! Yummy~

The fried squid was pretty normal, but for those who likes crunchy fried squid, you will definitely enjoy this.

Overall, it was a pretty good deal.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Shell Out Seafood Restaurant with lab mates

This was from an outing with a few of my lab mates who also goes to the gym with me.

Here we were enjoying a deal we bought from Groupon at Shell Out Seafood Restaurant, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara.

With Ash who is  new in our lab

Charm and Jm

Not sure how they cooked the seafood, but they came in plastic bags and the waitress will pour them out onto the table!

Tada~ Let's see, there were broccolis, corns, mussels, squids, prawns, crabs, crayfishes.....

....and a basket of sweet potato fries

Lol, can you spot out doodles with the chilli and mayo?

A group shot~

Hahaha....trying to do a timed wefie~

Ok, after all the pictures, it was time to dig in! 
Shells in the bucket please!

This was definitely a different kind of seafood restaurant. The food wasn't too bad because the sauce that was used to cook the seafood was good. However, as everything was cooked with the same sauce, the taste gets a bit boring near the end of the meal. I would love to try other seafood restaurants with the same concept as this in Malaysia.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Last day of conference and 日の舞 BBQ buffet

Last day of conference and I got to attend a lunch symposium which was interesting as it's something that I've never seen before.

After lunch, it was a nice talk on research writing which was truly helpful for someone like myself.
So glad that they included this as part of the talk!

Before we end was the prize award ceremony where my boss won an award for her poster.

After the conference, I met up with my Uncle who lives in Taipei for dinner.

We were supposed to meet up at this restaurant called "Hi no mai/日の舞・" for yakiniku but he was late as he couldn't find the restaurant! Lol~ and I'm the tourist~

My uncle with my cousin~

My first yakiniku experience was in Taiwan and not in Japan~

Some yummy beef. Can't really tell them apart but they're some lovely cuts~ the meat was super juicy after bbq-ing.

Look at them~ *slurp* I'm hungry just looking at this pic~! Their menu is huge.....with different types of vegs, seafood, chicken, beef, lamb and pork!

It was pretty fun to grill the meat pieces by pieces. Sometimes it gets so hot that the meat is totally covered in flames due to the fat from the meat!

This is the prawn salad to be wrapped in the lettuce! This is yummy too but with so much meat on the table, it's not getting much attention from us~

More beef cuts. There were seriously too many different cuts that I can't tell them apart. But hey, it's a buffet, so eat all you can!!!

Thanks to my Uncle for the treat!

And my Aunt! She grilled so much food for all of us to eat! Before she came we were moving at tortoise speed but once she arrived, she power grilled everything for us. At first we were eating faster than we could grill but afterwards, she was grilling faster than what we could eat!

Look at the juicy squids~ <3 The scallops and prawns were also lovely!

My cousin who is only in middle school and already taller than me! My Uncle sent this picture for others to see in our family watsapp group and another Aunt mentioned that I looked short. That's when everyone started commenting that my cousin is now taller than I am! :(

Naturally....I'm upset that I'm short and can no longer grow any taller!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ash's farewell

Can't believe that it's been so long since I've learned japanese. I think I joined this japanese language school in mid 2010.....and it's now 2015!

Ash and Fi were in the very first class that I joined. Many others joined along the way and many also left the class. At present, there are 6 persons in my class after this farewell.

As Ash was the longest student ever in the language school, the teachers organised a farewell party for him at Shogun. Here's a group pic of sensei-tachi with us.

Some messages from us for him.

It's quite sad to know that this will not be last farewell as few more of my class mates will be leaving within these few months for further studies. 

I don't know how long will I continue to learn japanese, but learning a language is a life long journey especially for non-native speakers like me who do not live in a country that uses the language. If I stop going to class, I might not have enough opportunities to practice and might forget the language. 

For now, I'm still trying my best to level-up my language skills~

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 4 of conference

My breakfast early in the morning, bought from the night before. During my walk home, I spotted a huge bakery that sells really huge cream puffs and I just had to get myself one!

This is a super huge chocolate cream puff! Love the flaky crusts~

After the first tea break, I left the conference as all of the talks for that day were way out of my research field. Walked with out of the conference hall to the bus stop and along the way, I passed by several of their research buildings.

Felt kinda envious because I've never worked in such a huge research facility before and this entire area houses not just one but several different buildings dedicated to research!

Plus the surrounding area is very clean and serene.

From there, I went to shop around Ximending before dropping off my shopping bags at my rented room. From there I went to Wufenpu, where I bumped into another lecturer from the conference. 

From where I stay at Yongchun station, it is really convenient because both Wufenpu and Raohe night market are within walking distance.

At night, I met up with XQ and her friend, Amy for dinner at the nearby Raohe night market. There we had okonomiyaki which they served with wasabi on the side! I found that really interesting as I've never seen wasabi being served with okomoyaki before!

Amy had a stinky tofu that was drenched in some sweet sticky sauce, topped with some veg. She was nice enough to let me have a bite and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The smell wasn't as strong and the tofu didn't had much taste itself if not for the strong flavour of the sauce on it.

Fried sweet potato~

Some really famous pork rib soup. There were many pork ribs but hardly any meat though. I still prefer the herb-flavour of the bah kut teh to this but this is nice on a cold night!

This here is salted soy milk with fried crullers. This is pretty interesting as I never tasted salted soy milk before.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Secret Recipe

It's been quite some time since I've visited Secret Recipe~

Red Velvet cake

This one is ok, it's not the best I've tasted.

Brownie with ice cream

This is always a great comfort food! Nothing much can go wrong with a warm brownie topped with vanilla ice cream. Yummy~

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fong Lye

Fong Lye at Sunway Pyramid

Fried squid

Three cup chicken set~

As usual, while their mains were amazing, the 3 mini side dishes are always a let down. Might be just me but I've never quite enjoyed an of their mini side dishes.

Close look at the dish, doesn't it look good? The chicken were tender and the sauce was just nice~! Goes so well with the rice! *slurp*