Wednesday, June 25, 2014

10 Musts in London

Just because you do not have time to search what food or drinks to go for in London, here's a mini check list to make your life simpler.

1.  Have afternoon tea like a queen

I cannot imagine leaving London without having tea. Tea is the best thing EVER you should not miss unless you're allergic to tea! Three-tiered afternoon tea; cakes, sandwiches, scones, and more sweet stuff. With tea. You can't miss that.

2.  Keep calm and drink beer or cider

Like tea, beer or cider cannot be missed. I'm sorry if you're underaged, you would have to wait till you're legal! Weekend in London is practically everyday. What is Monday?

3.  Have a kebab

The best sober-up-food. These takeaway shops are normally open till late. Every student knows their way to a Kebab shop after shitloads of alcohol.

4.  Do a Shepherd's Pie

Yes it looks awful, a bowl of messed up stuff. But trust me, it's more than a baby's food. Potato lovers would love it!

5.  Sunday roast, with Yorkshire Pudding

Get drunk on a Saturday night and wake up to a Sunday roast. It is normally served with Yorkshire pudding (yes it's that piece of round and horrible looking dough, but trust me it's something to die for!), mashies and vegetables. That perfect Sunday brunch.

6.  English breakfast

Simply because it's English breakfast. Bacon, baked beans, hashies, sausages, wedges, sauteed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, eggs, toasts, mashies, sauteed spinach, and whatever it takes.

7.  Fish and Chips

It's definitely overrated, I mean, come on, fish and chips. Really?! It's a boring English dish, yet classic. You might want to have it still. It's probably better. Maybe.

8.  Pub grub

Scotch eggs! Bangers and mash! Indian food... Tikka Masala! You'll be surprised how popular Indian food is and quite a number of pubs do serve Indian food. Don't forget to end your meal with a Sticky toffee pudding!

9.  Visit a market.. Grab market food

Just because market food is cheap and yummy. Sometimes, market food is better than restaurants. It's that satisfaction of paying a low price for such good food. There's Brick Lane, Portobello Market, Borough Market, Camden Lock Market, Covent Garden Market, Brixton Market, and it goes on and on.

10.  Sandwich and crisps

I don't actually understand why sandwiches and crisps. But that's how it is consumed! So grab a Pret and a pack of crisps!

Enjoy London! xxx

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Restaurant Eight Treasure

 A typical hakka dish - Hakka pork belly with yam. One sinful dish! It's really good to go with mantou (steamed bun).

Fried fish braised with salted vegetables and tomato. No comments, it's not my favourite dish, it's just fish with salty gravy and toppings.

 Stuffed chilli - if you're lucky you'll get a really spicy one! Most of the time most of it are!

 Steamed pork with shrimp paste. It's their signature dish. It's tad bit spicy and salty. It goes really good with rice.

Well, just chicken.

Braised tofu with minced meat. That one dish to order if you have to deal with kids. I personally dislike beancurd but if it's braised with minced meat, it's a whole different story. 

This restaurant is run by the owners themselves, a few sisters. The thing about their food is it feels like I'm having homecooked food, but obviously outside. Maybe because I have some of these dishes at home pretty often so I see it that way. The dishes that they serve goes really good with rice. Certain days of the week, weekends if I'm not mistaken, they serve pan mee. Their pan mee noodle is super good, but I don't fancy the soup base as it's rather bland.

And yes, I do recommend this place if you're after rice dishes.

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Restaurant Eight Treasure
20 Jalan Waras 1,
Taman Connaught Cheras
56000 Kuala Lumpur
+603 9130 1066

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tim Ho Wan 添好運

 Baked bun with BBQ Pork - Tim Ho Wan's signature bun. ERR. That's like a modified version of Rotiboy.. Overly sweet! Bun itself is sweet, bun filling (BBQ Pork) is sweet too. It's double sweetness and if you're down with diabetic please do not order this bun. No idea what is the big deal.

 Braised chicken feet with abalone sauce - just perfectly done.

 Steamed spinach dumpling with shrimp - one of my favourite whenever I go for dimsum but this one is tasteless. Whatttt an extreme let down.

 Pork rib with black bean sauce - another must order. But this one tasted awkward. The after-taste of it reminded me of some awful toilet smell. Omg it was so bad I couldn't take another piece of it...

Vermicelli roll with shrimp - the skin of it was fairly good, thin, just nice. But it's really normal stuff.

So there you go, the so-called Michelin star dimsum from Hong Kong. I really don't get it why people are raving over THW. Maybe the one in HK does a better job... Why do people bother queuing for this shop? Maybe I should try THW in KL and see how it goes...

Tim Ho Wan 添好運
450 Lorong 6
Toa Payoh Hersing Centre #02-02
Toa Payoh
Singapore 3139394
(65) 6483 2000