Thursday, June 26, 2008

China McNuggets in Shenzhen (Follow-up)

After my first visit to Mcdonald in China and having tasted the three different types of sauce they have for McNuggets.

I went back on my last day when my flight was cancelled, in Shenzhen airport, to try out the final sauce which I failed to savour.

mcnugget italian sauce

After sesame China, chili Thai and wasabi Japan, this is tomato Italy.

Also creatively called Italian Pomodoro. (hah...)

china mcugget italian sauce

And surprisingly, it tasted like... bolognese.

Not bad~ (drag both words for dramatic effect)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Starbucks in China

China Starbucks has this promotional drink called Dark Mocha. Which is a fabulous drink.

dark mocha

Anyone who loves chocolate should try this drink, I don't usually take frap or anything ice blended, but this is good.

china starbucks menu
Chinese Menu

They have a very varied selections of food and desserts too.

menu selection 2

china starbucks food selection

Starbucks in China are slightly more expensive than South East Asia, but it doesn't stop expat for dropping by here or their fav coffee in the world.

While waiting for my alternate flight (after my cancelled flight) at the Starbucks in Shenzhen airport, I am enjoying my favourite drink in the world while waiting aimlessly for 8 hours at the airport.

ice chocolate

Ice chocolate, without ice.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Mcdonald Mcnuggets in Guangzhou China

mcnuggets sauce

Three new sauces from Thailand for their Mcnuggets.


Actually it's four sauces, but I have to buy 20 pieces to get all four sauces, which I didn't. Besides, it was a Italian Tomato sauce.

trio sauces

from left: Japanese Wasabi, Thai Sauce Mayo, Chinese Sesame sauce

My fav is Thai sauce mayo. :D

YUM! Tomorrow will try more.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tasting Room, Bangsar (Revisit)

I just can't get enough of this place. Call is biasness, but all my friends who have been here love the ambiance, the food, the people and the wine!

This time start your appetizers with a bit of duck confits and chicken rissoto.

duck confit with melons
Duck Confit with Rock Melons

chicken rissoto
Chicken Rissoto

baby octopus with water chestnut
And don't forget about the baby octopus, mmm...

All simply divine, especially the Rissoto, I thought the wasabi mayo finished the touch! Muah!

Then head on to the main courses with your usual pasta, cod and beef.


beef tenderloin with asparugus
O.. this is served with few tiny hidden Foie Gras (drool~)

fried cod with egyptian spice
Egyptian spiced Cod

pasta duo
Pasta Duo - with squid ink black pasta (my fav!)

Finish off with a full fledge cheese platter with a good wine.

9c1c-Tyra Banks

wine glass

This is not a good wine, but a random red wine which I brought back from Vietnam, it's sourish and grassy. Ugh.

But omg Umberto Cessario matches so well with blue cheese.. phewit~!

And finally don't forget a drop of 70 euro vinegar complimentary from the director if you manage to make him happy enough.

opened balsamic vinegar

ONE DROP. That's all there is.

nicole with balsamic_shock

So good I tell you. I had few teaspoons of it. :D

Friday, June 13, 2008

My Dinner Tonight

Ate too many "xiao long pao" these days.. decided to go for something lighter.


It says burger, but it's just bread 'kiap' cake.

black forest chocolate cake

yum yum....

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Breakfast This Morning

Shanghai is beautiful~

apple yogurt drink

black sesame cake

Black Sesame Cake.. erm.. sticky taste.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

25 year old Balsamic Vinegar from Italy

Ever heard of an aged Balsamic?

70 euro balsamic

This tiny little bottle from Florence, Italy costs 70 euro.

One drop is enough to send you to heaven and back. It's fragrant, sweet with strong raisin flavour. Definitely not your typical balsamic vinegar.

nicole with balsamic
Yes it's tiny isn't it?

As usual I was hanging out at Tasting Room on one of our dinner and wine night, Ron whipped out this little gorgeous for us to sample.

ron with balsamic

One of the recipe suggested from the recipe manual (yes there is an eating manual that came along with the bottle) was to pair it with some fine vanila ice cream. So we decided to venture into that.

ice creams and balsamic vinegar

It's not your typical fusion but then again, this is not your typical cooking vinegar either. At RM350 per bottle, you have to be insane to use it in your kitchen. It's more expensive than a bottle of Chivas.

What you do is spoon a teaspoonful onto one scoop of vanilla ice cream, and savour it.

Sweet, tangy, fragrant and not too powerful (sweetness of the ice cream was actually toned down by the balsamic). It was beautiful.

balsamic vanila ice cream

I know it's odd saying this, but Balsamic Vanilla Ice Cream is one of the best dessert I have EVER tasted! :D

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Champ's Prawn Mee @ Centrepoint, Bandar Utama

Champ's Prawn was the best prawn mee in town.

I said was... because a week ago I went to try it again and found out that their prawn mee. has. degraded.

champ prawn mee

Sigh. You know how depressing it is that when you anticipate something so much and haven't tried something you love so much after so long. Things never turn out the same as they used to anymore?

Well, this is THAT kinda depressing.

champ menu

It's not like their food is cheap either. RM19 for a bowl of prawn mee, blinking expensive. Though it's a very big bowl.

I used to LOVE their THREE BIG FAT prawns that so incredibly juicy and awesome, but now they've reduced to this. And only TWO instead of their awesome three!

prawn in champs prawn mee

Is it because of petrol hike a? Wait, I went there before the hike. Guess they're going to shrink it even further now.

Well, at least they still have the pork ribs and the soup is still pretty nice.

pork rib in prawn mee

It's a sinful dish for your recent craving. :)

prawn mee noodles

Prawn Mee anyone?

Rating: 3.5/5

Champ's Bistro
Lot F10, 1st Floor, Centrepoint,
Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: 03 - 7722 5800

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sakae Sushi, Sunway Pyramid

I love Japanese food. Love it with a passion.

Hence few weeks ago I went to Sakae Sushi for some cheap Kaiten Belt sushi with Nigel and Kel Li.

wasabi on kaiten

I don't usually go these sort of fast food japanese restaurant, seeing how cheap sushi on the go is just NOT PROPER japanese food. But I was hungry, the movie was to start in 2 hours, there just wasn't time to sit and dine at snail pace. Besides, Sakae Sushi is semi-fast food in my opinion.

dragon roll

Unlike "some" other fast-food sushi joints, Sakae Sushi do make "rather" good sushi, hand rolls and maki. Like the dragon roll. I just love Avocado in sushi, don't you?

One of the dish that really impressed me that night was the Beef Ramen.

beef ramen

I have tasted several ramen before, both expensive and cheap ones. I have to say, this was really nice for what it was priced at.

me and nigel

The ramen belongs to Nigel.


Kel Li had Teriyaki Chicken Don. I tried a bit, it was alright, rice was a bit dry. Did I say I dislike rice? (exception in sushi)

And this is me stealing Nigel's ramen. Yum~

me slurping ramen

Looks familiar? :p

Sakae Sushi
Lot LL1.46, Lower Level 1
Sunway Pyramid No. 3
Jln PJS 11/5
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: 603-5622-1445