Lucky I had made reservation for a table two days before our get together with some friends as the place was all packed without a vacant table. We quickly placed our orders and then sat back to do our catching up as all of us had not met for sometime. We were all quite hungry and was glad that the food arrived very fast. I am happy that my friends, who are all not vegetarians, had trusted me with my choices of dishes and found the food to be interesting and delicious. Afterall this is my fifth visit and I am definitely coming back for more and hope to recommend it to more people.
Asparagus fried with Shitake
Kow Yook (which was made of yam and tofu)
Assam Petai Fish
Apple & Lemon Tea
Labels: Asian, Chinese, Malaysia., Organic Recipe, Petaling Jaya
posted on: Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:27 AM
My friends and me are crazy for good cendol and thus far we find that the nyonya cendol in Malacca is the best and has been around quite a number of stalls in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya trying to look for something close in comparison. The vote is unanimous when we tried this cendol stall in the Food Junction on the basement floor of Jaya Jusco in Sunway Pyramid. Not only is it cheap, the taste is almost as good as that found in Malacca. The standard cendol is RM2.80 and for RM3.30 you get a big tablespoonful of springy pearls.
Cendol with pearls - RM 3.30
Address: Arena Foodcourt, Basement Floor of Jaya Jusco, Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Labels: Arena Foodcourt, Cendol, Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Sunway Pyramid
posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 6:30 AM
We arrived very early at the restaurant anticipating a huge crowd as the last time when we were here, it was fully occupied and we could not find any vacant table. As many people will be on a vegetarian diet for the first nine days in the ninth lunar month and many vegetarian restaurants will be crowded so we thought we better arrive early (before 12 noon) as the last time when we were here, the restaurant was so full that we could not find a vacant table to occupy. We were surprised that the restaurant was empty today so we quickly placed our orders and the food arrived very fast which is good as we were all very hungry. Monkey head mushrooms in red soup is still our favorite and I strongly recommend this dish.
Monkeyhead Mushrooms in soup
Yau Muk with Fu Yi
Name: Mushroom Culture
Address: 22 Jalan Puteri 2/2 Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong
Tel: 03 - 8061 2252
Opening Hours: 10.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm
New Moon and Full Moon: 8am to 10pm
Labels: Asian, Chinese, Malaysia., MushroomCulture, Puchong
I find it is very clean inside this restaurant. Checked out the dishes today and they are rather appealing. Brown rice with 3 dishes was RM2.80. Soup of the day was lotus root with ground nuts. The chef, Alex, is a myanmarese. He was really enthusiastic to inform us that all the dishes were cooked by him and wanted us to try them out and let him know how if we liked them. So my frank opionion was that they were very delicious. Price was reasonable and serving was very generous.
Dishes of the day
Steaming hot paus
Name: E Life Restaurant
Address: No. 9, Jalan Lazat Satu, Taman Bandaraya, Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel No. of Alex - Chef: 016-6822 652
Labels: Asian, Chinese, E :Life Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
posted on: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 @ 6:51 AM
I am so sad to see the notice on the entrance door of the restaurant informing that they will be shifting to a new place from 11th November, 2009. This present place is so convenient to visit and with easy and free parking, it is such a pity that they will have to give it up. I really like the cooking style of their chef as it totally suits my taste, which is less oil and less salt. Will definitely go and visit them more often when they move to their new place.
Grind Ginger Soup with meehoon - RM 5
Name: 怡心園素食風味小館, Sweet Garden Vegetarian Restaurant
Bitter Gourd with Black Bean Sauce - RM 5
Address：PT3901, Jalan SS 6/2, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Opening Hours：11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm, Wednesday off.
On 11th November 2009, the new address will be:
B-G-10, Jalan SS6/20, Pusat Bandar Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 019-6688 933
Labels: Asian, Chinese, Malaysia., Petaling Jaya, Sweet Garden
posted on: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 @ 4:45 AM
I guess Singaporeans are just as crazy about durians as us Malaysians going by the number of durian stalls all around town. I saw this big crowd of people and was wondering what could be attracting their attention, so I made my way to the front and found that they were all actually crowding around to look at durians been opened by the stall owner. Every time a new one is opened and exposing the fleshy fruits, exclamations and good remarks will be heard from among some people in the crowd. It was quite difficult to resist so we bought a packet of
"King Sultan" for $12.00. The taste is very ordinary and I find it quite expensive for 7 seeds.
Address: In front of Bugis Village, Queen Street, Singapore
Labels: Durians, Fruits, singapore
posted on: Monday, October 19, 2009 @ 6:08 AM
Our Singaporean friends recommended this restaurant and we are pleased with the food and the service. One of the partners Mr Tommy Tsau was there to recommend a few of their specialties. The sugarcane flower is something special as not many restaurants offer this dish and the combination of it with mushrooms and capsicum made the dish really delicious. Oyster & Fish was good too as the mushrooms were prepared to be like oysters and cooked together with fish and serai was so tasty.
Oyster & Fish - $10
Sugarcane Flower - $12
Golden Pig - $18
Brocolli Kidney - $12
Beehoon - $16
Ikan Bilis-$1, Lpluo-$1
Name: Fo You Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: No 155, Kitchener Road, Singapore 208527
Tel: 6744 8009, 6299 4991
Labels: Asian, Chinese, Fo You Yuan, Singapore.
posted on: Sunday, October 18, 2009 @ 12:50 AM
It's always a pleasure to make things from scratch, as you would definitely enjoy them even more than the store bought ones. This post features my latest attempt, vegetarian radish cakes. =) Definitely a heavenly treat, especially when accompanied by Lingham's chilli sauce. Yum.
*Makes 6 pieces
100 ml water
300 g fresh radish (grated)
200g rice flour
330 ml water
1/2 tablespoon pepper
3/4 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
handful of dried shitake mushroom (soaked overnight, drained, pan fried)
Fresh Red Chilli for garnishing
*Option: dried shallots
1) Put A in a pan and cook for 10-15 minutes until radish softens and water has dried up.
2) Put the premixed B into the pan.
3) Prepare the steamer (I used a wok)
4) Stir continuosly for about 3 minutes or until the mixture turns into a thick paste.
5) Empty into a square plate (patting the paste down to about 2 cm in height).
6) Steam for 30 minutes.
7) Allow to cool completely before cutting into square blocks
8) You can either serve them now or you can proceed further by pan frying them for a crispier skin.
9) Top with C and serve!
Labels: Chinese Dessert Recipe, Chinese Recipe
posted on: Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 1:05 AM
After the 'jui kueh' found a dessert stall and my favorite black sesame paste. Ordered a bowl and found that it is too starchy. Do not recommend.
Black sesame paste-$1.40
The full menu
Labels: Bedok Interchange, Dessert, Singapore.
posted on: Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 9:40 AM
After the vegetarian rice dish, we walked around the whole food court to check if there are other vegetarian dishes we can get to try and found these little bowls of white rice cakes which Singaporeans call as 'jui kueh'. Topped with chopped raddish gravy, it becomes such a tasty and delicious light snack. They are priced at $1.00 for 4 pieces.
Address: Bedok Interchange, Bedok, Singapore.
Labels: Bedok Interchange, Food stall, light meal, Singapore.
posted on: Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 12:13 AM
I make sure I always eat from this vegetarian stall whenever I am at the Bedok Interchange. Choices are plentiful and the dishes are all so tasty and delicious. Price is so reasonable and helping so generous. Rice with 3 dishes costs $2.00 whereas noodles/meehoon with 3 dishes costs $2.50.
Address: Lot 01-06, Bedok Interchange, Bedok, Singapore
Labels: Chinese, Food stall, Singapore.
posted on: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 6:33 AM
My friend invited us over for dinner and as the four of us are vegetarians, she has specially and kindly cooked all vegetarian dishes just for us to enjoy. Thank you, Irene, for spending the time and effort to cook all those delicious dishes. We definitely can get a lot of inspirations and ideas from the photos posted here.
Three mushrooms steamed in winter melon
Vegetarian char siew
Vegetarian prawns steamed in tofu
Vegetarian Sweet and sour pork
Sengkuang to be wrapped in lettuce
Lettuce and french beans
Labels: Home cooked dishes at friend's house party
posted on: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 @ 8:19 AM
This is really a must try ice kacang especially when you have friends coming in from overseas who wants to try out Malaysian desserts. They are very generous with their ingredients like cincau, red beans, sweet corn, cendol, attap seeds and to top it all, a big scoop of ice cream on top of it.
Name: Sweet Temptations
Address: Oasis Food Court, 2nd Floor,The Gardens, Mid Valley Megamall
Labels: Cendol, Gardens - Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., Malaysian Desserts
posted on: Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 6:28 AM
Went shopping with friends from overseas and wanted to rest our poor feet after a few hours of walking around at Pavilion. Our friends had heard so much about a Japanese style bakery owned by Tun Dr. Mahathir and wanted to try it out. They must be having something like more than 50 types of breads so there is really no problem for vegetarians like us to make our individual choices. We are happy that our friends found that the bread are of good quality and the coffee is strong and satisfying.
Name: The Loaf
Address: Lot 3.13.00 & 4.12.02, Pavilion KL, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2145 3036
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm
Labels: Bakery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., The Loaf
posted on: Sunday, October 11, 2009 @ 6:16 AM
Bitter gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber. It is rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach, and twice the potassium of a banana.
Bitter gourd contains a unique phyto-constituent that has been confirmed to have a hypoglycemic effect called charantin. There is also another insulin-like compound known as polypeptide P which have been suggested as insulin replacement in some diabetic patients.
Here is a home recipe for bitter gourd where we can consume it regularly with rice.
1 medium sized bitter gourd - cut into slices
1 tsp ginger strips
1 tbsp black beans
Some olive oil
1. Fry ginger strips in some olive oil
2. Add in bitter gourd slices and fry for 2 minutes
3. Add a little water and simmer for another minute
4. Lastly add in black beans.
5. Simmer for a little while and dish out to serve.
Labels: Bitter gourd with black bean sauce, Home cooked dishes
posted on: Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 12:30 AM
This pre-packed sambal belacan is made by MG's themselves and the taste is simply delicious. I find the belacan is a bit dry, so I added two tablespoon of water to it and heated it up in a non stick pan. So there is a little gravy and it is just perfect to go with your santan rice if you are making your own nasi lemak. You will definitely go back for more.
Name: MG Cafe
Location: Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, (another branch in Taipan, USJ, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2300 3118
Labels: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, MG's cafe, Pre-packed food
posted on: Friday, October 9, 2009 @ 2:36 AM
When vegetarian food is not not to be found, it is always a safe bet if you can find a shop/stall selling rice rice noodles (chee cheong fun) as most of the time you can request for a vegetarian version of it. Madras Lane Rice Noodles is a good place to eat as ambience is pleasant and clean and staffs are friendly and very accommodating to your special requests.
Name: Madras Lane Rice Noodles
Address: Unit 18-G, 3rd Mile Square, No. 151, Jalan Kelang Lama, Batu 3 1/2, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Labels: Asian, Chee Cheong Fun, Chinese, Kuala Lumpur, MadrasLane, Malaysia
posted on: Thursday, October 8, 2009 @ 6:08 AM
Most mushrooms are rich in protein, fiber, B and C vitamins and calcium and also some other minerals. Shitake mushrooms along with maitake and reishi mushrooms are considered as medicinal mushrooms and have shown to boost heart health, lower the risk of cancer, promote immune function, ward off viruses, bacteria and fungi, reduce inflammation, combat allergies, help balance blood sugar levels and support the body's detoxification mechanisms. There are so many ways to consume these mushrooms. Most people add mushrooms to salads but I like shitake mushrooms cooked with basil leaves from my own garden.
1 packet shitake mushrooms
A bunch of basil leaves
A little olive oil
A little ginger strips
A little oyster sauce for taste
1. Fry ginger in a little olive oil
2. Add in shitake mushrooms and fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add a little water and simmer for one minute
4. Lastly add in basil leaves and a little oyster sauce and off the flame.
5. Serve immediately.
Labels: Home cooked dishes, shitake mushrooms with basil leaves.
posted on: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 @ 8:08 PM
Heard that Chikuyo had opened a branch in The Curve and had wanted to try it out. Am quite disappointed with the order I made today which is the tomyam meehoon. The taste is quite ok, but was really not happy with the quantity that was served. There was just like three spoonfuls of the meehoon that I could get and I think it did not even fill a quarter of my stomach. Mayebe will try out rice dishes next time.
Entrance to Chikuyo
Interior of Chikuyo
Name: Chikuyo Vegetarian Restaurant -
Address: The Curve, Western Courtyard, Lot 153, 1st Floor, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7728 1920
Labels: Asian, Chikuyo (Curve), Chinese, Malaysia., Petaling Jaya
posted on: Monday, October 5, 2009 @ 6:07 AM