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Sushi Zanmai at The Gardens, Midvalley

June 12, 2008

—Backdated Post (04.06.08)— JuleenW

It all began when RuehYinn started to get so addicted with blogging. Not only that, he was hungry for guidance and advice on how to start a good blog. There’s no one to turn to, other than to his old friend, Ms. Cheryl Leong. Apparently, Cheryl has been blogging for the past 3 years or more, so I guess she can give RuehYinn a good advice on how to start !

To cut the story short, they decided to meet up after such a long time not meeting up( I don’t know how long, but it was long!!!). And being RuehYinn’s girlfriend, I was invited to tag along. Oh, other than to meet each other, RuehYinn intended to introduce me to Cheryl. We never met before.

We decided to meet at Sushi Zanmai at The Gardens @ Midvalley. Cheryl suggested that it is a good Japanese restaurant to go. RuehYinn and I have not been to this restaurant before but I have seen it somewhere. I remember I saw it somewhere. It took me a while to recall… All of the sudden, I recalled I saw it at 1 Utama when I was having an outing with my friends. That outlet was still under renovation a month ago. Look at the picture below, taken few months ago:-

Jul and friends

We were amazed with the big sushi poster that we decided to take this photo. Look at the huge sushi… hahaha, imagine having that for dinner. Yum…!! I guess God must has heard my heart desire. I was thrilled and excited when RuehYinn told me we’re going to Sushi Zanmai at the Gardens.

sushi zanmai

The day came. When we walk into the restaurant gave us the feeling that it is a posh Japanese restaurant until we saw the food conveyor in the restaurant. It is exactly the same like what you get in Genki Sushi, Sushi King and etc. I was thinking in my heart, it can’t be that posh when there is a tray conveyor in the restaurant. We were ushered by a friendly waitress to different corner which is slightly apart from the food conveyor. It was confirmed when I look into the menu. The pricing of the food is equivalent or cheaper to what you get in Genki Sushi and Sushi King. Anyway, this is Cheryl Leong:-

cheryl

It took us some time to decide what we want. Trust me, the menu is so big and extensive that you do not know what to order. We were spoiled with too many choices. However, after some discussion with Cheryl, whom have been here before, we ordered:-

1. Tenzaro Chasoba, small (by Cheryl) – RM10.80. Cold Chasoba noodle with tempura…

Chasoba

2. Kakiage Don, small (by Juleen) – RM8.80. Fried shrimp with rice…

jul's order

3. Unadon, small (by RuehYinn) – RM15.80. Eel with rice…

Unadon

Apparently, RuehYinn thinks the sauce for the rice is too little. If given more, the rice will be tastier. But he finished it anyway..hahaha..see how clean is the bowl:-

Empty Bowl

4. Sashimi salad – RM12.80. Raw fish and vegetable…

Salad

5. Inari Kani Ebikko (2 pcs) – RM7.60, Inari Ebikko – RM3.80 and Black Caviar – RM3.80. From L: Crabmeat and shrimp roe, shrimp roe and black caviar…

sushi

6. Caterpillar Roll – RM12.80. Roasted eel and omelette sushi roll topped with avocado. Sorry, we are too hungry, can’t wait for the photopgrapher. Look at the macro picture below… it will make you drool !

caterpillar

caterpillar

Overall, we enjoyed all the food. I am in the opinion that, Sushi Zanmai’s food are above average. Of course I have tasted better Japanese food but Sushi Zanmai is not in the same league as them. Looking at the pricing, I think it is only fair to compare Sushi Zanmai with other Japanese food chain like Sushi King and Genki Sushi. However, Sushi Zanmai provide more varieties.

Most of our orders are small but you can order big if your appetite is big. Don’t worry, the price for big portion is pretty reasonable too… The green tea comes in cold or hot and they are bottomless. Drink as much as your stomach can afford… haha!

No complains other than the not so suitable background music. No idea why they would play a fast beat song when we’re in a rather fine Japanese restaurant. What more it was at the same day when the government announced increase in oil price. Hehehe…

Ohhh…if you don’t intend to use the wet towel, just leave it there. Apparently each wet towel used cost RM0.20.

Tissue

Our verdict is that if you would love to eat affordable Japanese food with uncompromised standard in almost high class atmosphere you can give it a try at Sushi Zanmai. The address is as follow:-

Sushi Zanmai
The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
T-217 3rd Floor, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 2282 1160 Fax: 2282 3160

And not to forget to thank RuehYinn for his effort to take all the pictures…

ry

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Ho Kien Pan Mee at Subang Jaya SS19

June 10, 2008

— Backdated Post (07.06.08)— by JuleenW

This took place last Saturday morning. It was a fine, lovely morning, RuehYinn and I were yearning for something to eat. I guess it is not unusual for a couple to yearn for the same food on the same day. Haha.. So what were we yearning for? We were craving for Mee Huen Koay in Hokkien (RY is Hokkien) or Pan Mee in Cantonese ( I am Cantonese).

If you wanna know where is the best place to eat Pan Mee, other than my mum’s, it has to be at Subang Jaya SS19. The stall’s name is Ho Kien Pan Mee @ Restoran Lian Heng.

Lian Heng

When walking into Restoran Lian Heng, you’ll notice there are only a few stalls in the restaurant. If I am not mistaken you can only find the Ho Kien Pan Mee stall, one economical rice (chap fun) stall, a Chee Cheung Fun stall and a drink stall. It’s apparent that the Ho Kien Pan Mee is the source of attraction for the restaurant. Don’t be surprise if you notice almost 99% people are eating the pan mee.

The Stall

So, what’s so good about this Pan Mee?

First and foremost, it has to be the texture of the pan mee. It is thinly hand shredded and very smooth. The feeling when you put into your mouth is very unique. It is very tender and chewy. I prefer hand shredded pan mee than the machine shredded. Not only it means the cook has certain level of skills but also only with hand shredding, one is able to “pull” the dough to the right thickness…voila!

The second has to be the taste of the soup. It tastes so fresh and delicious with deep fried ikan bilis (anchovies), thinly sliced mushrooms, meat slices, minced pork and RuehYinn’s favorite cangkuk manis leaves. The blend of all the ingredients make the soup so tasty…mmMMMMmmm!

If you are chilli lover, you cannot miss their freshly made blended green chilli sauce. I love a little bit of chilli sauce on my pan mee but RuehYinn doesn’t like it. He reasoned that he wants to preserve the original taste of the pan mee. Don’t you think that is just an excuse when the fact is he cannot take spicy food…haha.

The Stall

Zoom In

In addition to all that, the price is reasonable. If I was not mistaken it used to be RM3.50 for small bowl and RM4.00 for big bowl. But that morning, the price of small bowl pan mee is RM3.80 and the big bowl is RM4.30. That is RM0.30 increased. We still can absorb the increase before getting upset and boycott the stall..hahaha.. that shows how much we love the pan mee…

Ohh, not to forget you can order sugar cane or coconut drink at the entrance of the restaurant. But RuehYinn and I still prefer hot drinks in the morning.

Milo

P.S. I have to warn you guys, however, the wait can be very very lonnnggggg. We waited for 30 minutes before getting our Pan Mee. This is the first stall that we came about that provide EQS (Electronic Queing System), MQS, we called it Manual Queing System. What happen is, after you have ordered your pan mee, you will be given a small cardboard with a number on it. Now, keep the bad habit of looking around for other people’s number. No, no.. it is not rude but it can be depressing when you see your number is so big gap compare to others. My advice is, once you order your pan mee, find a good spot, sit down, chit chat and enjoy the companion. By the way, it is RuehYinn’s advice. He said by looking around you will get high blood pressure…

Number

But I guarantee you guys that the wait is all worthwhile. So now, go start your engine and drive there now. The address is as follow:-

Ho Kien Pan Mee
Restoran Lian Heng
22, Jalan SS19/6
Subang Jaya

Time of Operation: No idea but go in the morning and I am not surprise it’s sold out in the afternoon.

The pan mee was so nice that we decided to buy back for RuehYinn’s parents and they love it so much too !

Kudos, you guys have done a good job:-

Indo maid

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My midnight part time job…

May 31, 2008

Just like many others having part time job on top of their full time job, I am not excluded too. I have a part time job and I have been serving my job for few months now.

Sigh… What to do? Life is tough now… with current high inflation and low pay job, I just need to find extra money to continue sustaining my current expenses and bills. After all, if I don’t work hard when I am still young and energetic, when else? He he he… Anyway, I gotta stop whining. Complains always make one person lethargic, don’t you think so?

Try to guess what is my part time job? My only hint: I usually start working late at night… Could I work as a:-

1. Strip club bouncer

Night Club Bouncer

2. Gigolo?

gigolo

Hahaha… make your mind straight guys. None, of the above actually. My part time job is a “general worker” to my girlfriend when she starts baking late at night. My job scope includes…

1. preparing the utensils

2. mixing all the ingredients

3. do some light decorating and

4. wash and clean up and etc …etc… etc… (general jobs essentially)

Oh…for all the jobs that I do above…I don’t get paid. I’m just a “slave” working for my girlfriend just to have a piece of her cup cake. An hour job for 2 cup cakes… I know what comes to your mind… You guys must be thinking I am such an idiot to work for 2 cup cakes for an hour. But think of it that way, people are selling cup cakes outside for RM4.50 per piece. So effectively I am taking home RM9.00 per hour. I challenge you guys to find me such a good deal for a part timer :-). I just need food, that’s all…

If my justification is not acceptable, just think of it this way…All are done in the name of love. The love for her and the cup cakes…hahaha.

Okay, cut the crap. These are some of the cup cake pictures that I took. All are freshly bake cup cakes:-

Cupcake 1

and zoom in version…

Cupcakes 2

After faithfully perform my job, I got to enjoy my wages…

Cupcakes 3

Super duper yummy….

Yawn.. I need some sleep now. Signing off..goodnight…

May 31, 2008 @ 2.45am