Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ghee Hiang Baby

This place is my mom's favorite stop in Penang.  It is called Ghee Hiang.  We stopped here to buy the famous Penang biscuits - Beh Teh Saw, Poh Pheah, Tau Sar Pheah and Tambun Pheah. Pheah means biscuit in Hokkien.  I don't fancy any of these biscuit at all. 

As we were leaving the store I had a feel to take pictures with the baby outside it. I asked my mom if she could help me take the pictures.


My Favorite Food in Penang

I found my favorite food in Penang. During our 3 days 2 nights trip to Penang (7/19 to 21), I had many different hawker food. I love to eat the Fried Oyster with Tapioca and Egg (O-Chien), Char Koay Teow (fried rice noodles) and Satay!

Fried Oyster with Tapioca and Egg (O-Chien) at Restaurant Bee Hooi (Pulau Tikus)

Chicken Satay at Restaurant Bee Hooi (Pulau Tikus)

Char Koay Teow (fried rice noodles) at Kopi Tiam Swee Kong (Pulau Tikus)

Another serving of Char Koay Teow (at Farlim) for late lunch right before we left Penang.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dinner at Nana's Green Tea

Jo Jo Yee Yee drove us to Mid Valley on Tuesday evening. She was meeting her friend for dinner and asked if my mom wanted to go. So my mom took her offer and there we went for our evening.

There were so many food shops in Mid Valley. I couldn't decide what to eat until I saw a food display outside Nana's Green Tea. I saw their chicken katsu curry rice. I wanted that, and there wasn't a line at the restaurant, so we went in and got a table for two.

That's a big plate of food for me.  I enjoyed the miso soup too.  This set cost RM16.

The two people seated next to us kept looking at my mom when she was taking pictures of me.  My mom said may be they thought we were sister and brother.  :) 

Can you believe I finished the soup and the rice too?  Left a few pieces of chicken katsu to pack home for supper, which I finished off after we arrived home.

This was my mom's dinner. Wakame udon with egg. Cost RM17 too.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Kek Lok Si - Penang

I told my mom that I wanted to go up to the temple by the hill.  So mom brought me there on Monday morning after praying to my maternal grandmother.  My mom used to live in the town (Air Itam) below this temple.  This temple is a famous temple in Penang.  It is the 'Kek Lok Si' temple.  It has a pagoda and a big Buddha on the hill.

We hiked up to the temple through a dark tunnel with tiny shops selling souvenirs on both side.  But today, most of the stalls were closed because it was a Monday. 

When we were almost half way through, there was a pond full with tortoises. 

We hiked higher and we arrived the half way point.  We had to walk up more to get to the pagoda.

The pagoda was nearer as we hiked higher.  Look at the picture above, we were almost there.

There is a big temple with big Buddha inside.  I prayed (pai-pai) to them. 

We got there!  There was a fee to enter this part of the temple.  Adult is RM2 and child is RM1.

I love fountain and there were a few of them in the garden below the pagoda.  After spending a brief time at the garden I told mom I wanted to go up to the top of the pagoda.

We walked up the tiny steps to get to the top of the pagoda. We slowly accomplished hiking up one level at a time, until we arrived to the top.  It was very narrow as we get to the top.  The picture below was taken at the highest level visitors were allowed on.

My kampoh (grand-aunty) drove up half way to pick us up so we didn't have to walk all the way down. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Menara Kuala Lumpur

Today, I went to Menara Kuala Lumpur, a.k.a. KL Tower with Jo Jo yeeyee, kam-poh (grand aunty), kau-gong (grand uncle) and mom.  I was very excited this morning when I woke up because my family was going to take me there.  I was scared to go up the elevator because my ears would get clogged up.  When we finally reached the top of the KL tower, my ears were fine.

Let me tell you some facts about the KL Tower.  It is the 7th tallest tower in the world. The KL tower was completed on March 1st 1995.  It has a height of 421 metres or 1,381 feet including the antenna.  It has only six floors including a revolving restaurant which we visited this afternoon.  (from Wikipedia)  The observation deck is located on level 1 (TCH 1) while the restaurant is located on level 2 (TCH 2).  The other higher floors were occupied by the communication offices.

The moment we went into the 360 Atmosphere Restaurant on the top of the KL Tower, I saw the Petronas Twin Towers.  I didn't know the restaurant revolves around the tower.  We had such a great view of the KL city center from restaurant while dining.   

I sat next to the ceiling to floor window and had a fantastic view of Kuala Lumpur city while eating my lunch.

I only had a little bit of some because most dishes are spicy (lamb curry, beef rending, curry chicken, kung pao squid, so on).   I had a little salad with Caesar dressing with some corn, a piece of turkey ham (this is a halal restaurant which means they don't serve pork), some noodles (mee mamak), smoked chicken, steamed fish in soy sauce and stir fried broccoli.

I picked my own grapes. My desserts were grapes, cakes and strawberry and vanilla ice-cream with toppings.

My grand aunty and Jo Jo yee yee were enjoying their lunch buffet.  I find the red color drink has a weird taste.  I wasn't sure what it was but I didn't like iet.

A group picture taken by the waiter.

After lunch, we went down to the observation deck.  I saw my favorite building, the Menara Telecom.  Actually, I already saw it while we were at the revolving restaurant so this is my second time seeing it from KL Tower.  It has a helicopter pad on the top of the building.

I saw all the bulidings in KL city.  At the observation deck, we also saw many other towers around the world displayed on the wall, from the highest to the lowest. The tallest tower is the Tokyo Sky Tree . I like Tokyo Sky Tree (Japan), the Canton tower (China) and the CN tower (Canada).  I had a great time at the observation deck and the restaurant.

Me and my favorite towers (left to right) the Tokyo Sky Tree, the Canton tower and the CN tower.

My grand uncle and I. I forgot to mention that I was riding in the front of my grand uncle's car, the Vellfire, when we drove to KL Tower. This outing to KL tower and the lunch buffet was sponsored by my kaufu (uncle). 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Durian Boy ... I am Not!

I am so not a durian boy. I dislike the spikes on this fruit, who cares if it is the King of all Fruits. It looks like a cactus with dangerous spiky stuff on it.   I dislike the smell.  I dislike when they forced me to take a picture with this durian. They said that I can only go to KL Tower if I hold this durian to take a picture. It is required that everyone who are going to KL Tower for lunch to take a picture with the King of Fruits before they let you enter.

So here are my two pictures. One with the fruit itself and one with the whole fruit itself and one with it opened. KL Tower, you better let me enter when I get there.


Weird New Tooth

My top left incisor is coming out in a weird way compared to my other new teeth. It is emerging from the front of my gum.  Hope it will be OK after it come out all the way.

Bolognese Spaghetti at Ben's Publika

Sunday afternoon, JoJo yee-yee (aunty) drove kampoh (grand aunty), my mom and I to Publika to have lunch.  I was really hungry and we chose to dine at Ben's restaurant.  My mom ordered for me the Bolognese Spaghetti.  I really enjoyed it a lot. 

Jo Jo yee-yee had a ham and cheese sandwich (called Oozy something), kampoh had mushroom soup (very much like the one at Lulu California Bistro in Palm Springs) and an order of soft shell crispy crab to share.

Look at my bowl of spaghetti. It had so much meat sauce. I love it a lot!