Recently was invited to the opening of Woods Bio Marche in SS 2/72 Petaling Jaya. Many guests were invited and there was not enough seats and tables to cater to the large crowd. Luckily, there was enough food to go around and everyone left feeling very satiated. Buffet lunch was free and started at 12 nonn. Second session which was an hour later was not as crowded. We were requested to go back again at 3 pm for a cooking demonstration by a Japanese macrobiotic dessert specialist, Ms Yuka Ikeda. A fee of RM 20 per head was charged for this demonstration and the dessert presented was ''Crystal bun''.
Brown rice meehoon
The round piece of Kudzu bun is from the cooking demo
Recipe for Organic Kudzu with adzuki paste: 50gm kudzu powder 葛粉 260ml water 80gm beet sugar 10 pc adzuki paste Method: 1. Dissolve kudzu powder in cold water 2. Add in beet sugar, stir well until well dissolved over medium flame making sure it does not stick to the sides of the pot. Cook for about 2 minutes or until mixture turns transparent 3. Soak cup in ice water for 1 min 4. Put a spoonful of cooked kudzu in the cold cup, followed by adzuki paste and again top up with kudzu. Press in nicely and then invert cup to take out nicely moulded crystal bun
Organic cherry cake
Name: Woods Bio Marche Address: Jalan SS2/72, Petaling Jaya Opening hours: 11am to 9.30pm daily, except Mondays
Annual General Meeting of The Malaysian Vegetarian Society at Loving Hut, Kota Damansara
The Malaysian Vegetarian Society held a grand Annual General Meeting at the Loving Hut in Kota Damansara in the beginning of the year. There was a good turnout and the widespread of food painstakenly prepared by the owner was sumptuous and delicious.
The Malaysia Vegetarian Society is a non-profit, non-religious society aimed at promoting the benefits of vegetarianism for our health, our environment and a more compassionate world.
The society abides by the international definition of vegetarianism, namely, ‘Vegetarianism is the practice of living without the use of meat, fish, or fowl, with or without the addition of eggs and dairy products’.
What are the aims and objectives of the society? The aims of the Society are essentially to:
Raise the level of awareness of vegetarianism (through things like public talks by health professionals, a reference library with books, articles, research papers, magazines about vegetarianism, an informative newsletter for members etc.) and
Provide support for those wanting to learn more about the vegetarian lifestyle (largely through social activities like dinners, picnics, cooking demonstrations etc.)
Our goal is not to “convert” people but rather to provide information and support for individuals
Who want to make the transition to vegetarianism?
Ultimately, the Society aims to see the Malaysian public lead a vibrant, productive and disease-free life with an understanding of how one’s food choice affects one’s health and the environment.
Who can join the Society?
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in pursing the objectives of the Society.
What are the benefits of membership?
Educational mail-outs and subscription to newsletter
Discount at participating restaurants, businesses, health food stores
Discount on books, videos, other items from the Malaysian Vegetarian Society
Invitation to members-only functions
Chance to hear international speakers
Resource centre and lending library of books, tapes, videos, magazines
Social network of like-minded individuals to provide support and friendship.
There is a new vegetarian dish on the menu which is the Tofu Salad. This is a value for money dish as the helping is really large with a good variety of tofu, mushrooms, broccoli, iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots and avocado. The salad dressing made from sesame seeds comes in a separate bowl which is well blended and added to the salad and well tossed makes it into a perfect dish. Actually, I find that this can be just a complete meal by itself. Another thing I found out about the seaweed is that the ones served in a dish are in the original lengths and the ones being served on top of sushi rolls are being chopped fine and they are not as crunchy as the long ones. Free flow of hot genmai tea is RM 2.00. Overall, this is a very satisfying meal.
Tofu Salad - RM 10.90 (This is a new item on their menu)
A delicious sesame dressing for the salad...yum yum
Inari - RM 1.99
Sushi with radish - RM 1.99
Makimono Kappa - RM 1.99
Seaweed - RM 5.99
Seaweed sushi - RM 1.99
Name: Sakae Sushi Address: Lot LL1.46, Lower Level 1 Sunway Pyramid No. 3 Jln PJS 11/5 Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Tel: 603- 5622 1445
Delicious (1 Utama) + Paddington House of Pancakes
1 Utama has been our regular hangout coz of the manageable crowds on weekends. Apart from Yishensu, I must say that 1 Utama does not really have a lot of choices for vegetarians. However, I am thankful that delicious has a branch in 1 Utama as it has a very vegetarian friendly menu. Never again I have to decide whether to trust the waiter when he nods his head when I ask if the item on the menu is indeed vegetarian.
One of my favourite item on delicious' menu - the trio of dips
The lebanese bread was baked to perfection and went really well with the three dips. I particularly like the green dip as it has a very tangy herb kick to it.
I totally love the pinenuts on this grilled mushroom salad. However, priced at over RM20 (excluding service tax of 10% and government tax of 6%), it is a little pricey.
The good thing about dining in malls is because of the possibility of going on a "restaurant crawl" right after a meal.
So, we left Delicious to hunt for some dessert after our main meal and finally decided to go with Paddington House of Pancakes.
Paddington House of Pancakes have revised the prices on the menu but I am pleased to say that they have maintained the portion and goodies that come with their pancakes :)
Oh my god, this has got to be the most sinful but most satisfying dessert ever!
Presenting to you the chocolate peanut butter roll, which looks very "innocent" on the outside...
but look what is hidden in the inside! Check out the oozing melted chocolate mixed with very tasty and chunky peanut butter! You have so got to try this!!!!! However, not all pancakes served at Paddington's is as satisfying as the one mentioned above as we did not find the option below (pancakes topped with mango puree) to be overly sweet. It would have been much better if they replaced the cream with vanilla ice-cream instead.
Info for Delicious: G316, Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), Bandar Utama Damansara 47800 Petaling Jaya Operating Hours: 10.00am - 11.00pm everyday
Info for Paddington House of Pancakes: G363, Ground Floor Rainforest, 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), Bandar Utama Damansara 47800 Petaling Jaya Tel / Fax : 03 7722 3206 Operating Hours : 10.00am – 11.00pm everyday
Wet markets are the best place to visit if you are after exceptionally fresh fruits and veggies. Not only are the items cheap, visitors will more often than not be overwhelmed with the crazy variety that are on offer. My friends and me have decided to visit a wet market which is about 15 minutes from our hotel on the last morning of our stay in Kunming. Prices were really cheap. I bought a zucchini at 50 sen and 2kgs of broad beans for RM3.00
Fresh sugar sweet strawberries and cherry tomatoes
China fuji apples
A veggie stall
Zucchini cooked in miso - delicious
Fresh broad beans still in pods ( not available in Malaysia)
Broad beans removed from pods Broad beans cooked in enough water with a little salt
Dried black snow fungus
After being soaked in water, it looks like small little cups and can be fried with vegetables, tofu, gourds or even eggs. It is very springy and delicious.
Two avid vegetarians are here to share some insights to the world of vegetarianism.
Hopefully, through this site, the lives of some animals can be spared. Always remember, animals have feelings too, they are our friends not our meal.