Saturday, February 27, 2010

Madam Sou Sou Round 2!

Melbourne means being back to my fatso self, eating out every single time :( We headed to Madam Sou Sou to try their breakfast and their famous, famous baked eggs. The last time we were there *click* we had lunch. 

Madam Sou Sou breakfast- nothing special. I guess you can't do anything fancy with the normal ingredients. Mushrooms were awesome possum!

The famed baked eggs. Very, very yummy. If we ever head there again I know what I'm gonna order. Imagine mopping up the thick tomato sauce, chick peas, chorizo and minted yoghurt with a slice of toasted sourdough. Mmmm....somewhere in the sauce are two little eggs.

Strolled across the street to Little Creatures Dining Hall. They have bikes you can borrow to run errands around town. Such a cool concept- they get advertised in return for lending you their bike.

At night we headed to Shogun for dinner. It's an ok place, nothing out-of-this-world hence no pics. After dinner we felt like two round balls on legs so we walked to Federation Square for some free entertainment. They were showing repeats of the Winter Olympics on the big screen and we just laid on the fake grass and enjoyed the cool breeze bringing us smells of the Yarra river.

Headed to the Bardot warehouse sale for a quick pitstop and picked out 3 items for just $41! Both the top and dress were discounted to $18 each. This top was originally $59.95.

This dress was originally $129.95 and I got it for $18. What a steal! I didn't even see this, but the boy picked this out and it was in my size. Score! I got another plain black spaghetti strap top for just $3. :D

Tired from the crowd at the warehouse sale, we drove to Mahoni's for a pick-me-up. Frozen yoghurt with mochi...yum.

Time to sign off....30 Rock is waiting! xox :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A bit of healthy eating..with a side of MSG

'Lui Cha- very healthy rice and veggies served with mint/tea soup. Prawn dumplings- very yummy, soaked in MSG-filled wan tan noodle soup'


Eating, shopping and going out- every Malaysian's favourite pastime :)

I have ingested 9 bottles of Vitagen since my return to KL...and with added collagen and less sugar, why not?

Consumed more than my fair share of 'pan mee'- my absolute favourite

Opened a coconut with my bare hands

Enjoyed pipis in herbal ginger soup. Looking at the pic makes me want to go back and have seconds.

Nommed my way through delicious butter crabs served with 'man tou'

Been pampered with a serving of birds' nest. Round 2 tonight-yay!

These flowers are called 'birds of paradise'- how apt? They really do look like birds you'll find in paradise.

Steph took me to Mont Kiara today for brunch at Coffee Bean with its outdoor seating and relaxed environment.

In the car on the way from Mont Kiara to Bangsar for some shopping. KL is littered with flyovers.

Artistic sketches on the wall leading to the entrance of an independent boutique

Stopped at Marmalade to refuel. Good juices. Pretty murals.

Interesting ice-cream flavours- chendol, horlicks, lychee lime & lemongrass, hawflakes. Mmm..too bad I was too full to try any :(

Conjoined mushrooms I ate for dinner :D

Ran out of pics, till the next time I go trigger happy again....xox

Monday, February 22, 2010

omnomnomnom time

Finally got my lazy arse out of the house and went clubbing on Friday night in Zouk. It was a pretty good night because my best friend who hasn't gone clubbing in 2 years came out with us!

And then we had a BBQ the day after.
Very burnt but very tasty chicken wings marinated by MeatWorks. The burger we had was awesome, but too bad I gobbled it down faster than I could take a pic :)~~~

Biggest dog this side of the world.

The next day I went out for dinner in KL- guess where I wanted to eat at? On the way to Changkat Bukit Bintang in KL... eat at El Cerdo!

This is situated in a row full of restaurants- still very much a hive of activity on a Sunday night.

Jamon Iberico- very very delish. Everyone who goes there should definitely order this.

Customised mirror reflecting how we were to eat the suckling pigs. It has been said that pigs are one of the animals which you can eat every part....I remember watching someone on MasterChef cooking a wild boar head. Imagine the presentation of that dish. How do you eat something if it's staring right back at you? :s

Iberico ribs- tasty, but I've had better ribs.

Another dish everyone should definitely try- this is the seafood risotto with scallop, king prawns and calamari. The rice is amazing.

And finally, the pièce de résistance ... half a suckling piglet. Came with its own theatrics!
Chopping up the piglet and when done, you were supposed to make a wish and break the dish you used to cut the piglet for good luck (and for your wish to come true) :)

Complimentary mini margaritas to 'digest' our meal. So kewt!

It was the 8th day of Chinese New Year and a day the Hokkien people 'pai tin gong', which literally translates to praying to the sky god. So we made an inpromptu drive down to Klang to watch some fireworks and look at kongming lanterns floating in the sky. It was so beautiful in the sky- there were fireworks going off everywhere once it was past 12am, and we saw the sky dotted with kongming lanterns.
If you squint hard enough you'll be able to see the kongming lantern floating in the sky in between the trees. Don't mistake it for a dust speck! The last pic shows more clearly the lanterns floating in the sky.

Heading to bed now- it's 3am :\ and I have a facial tomorrow at 10.30am. Good nights!