Soon Lee Bak Kut Teh @ Pasir Putih, Ipoh

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My first post on Bak Kut Teh. *blush*

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Bak kut teh wasn’t really my type of food (well, I won’t even suggest “Let’s go have bak kut teh!”) mainly because I’m not a big fan of pork and the spare parts but if someone else suggest it, I won’t say no. You can call me complicated.

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I don’t remember how many times I came here before but it’s always crowded on Sundays. One might need to wait averagely 10 to 15 minutes to get a table. Service is fast though and you don’t need to wait long for your orders to arrive.

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Chinese tea has become a synonym with bak kut teh meal in Ipoh where you can see there’s a teapot on every table. Here, you can either order the tea from the shop or bring your own precious tea leaves. Hot water is available at numerous corners of the shop for refill. Yes, if you wanna refill, you gotta do it yourself.

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We ordered one person serving of the Chu geok chou (pork trotters in vinegar) which came with radish, some dried chillies, garlic and pork trotters itself. I didn’t touch it as it doesn’t appeal to me. According to the only two guys (2 out of 7) who had it, it’s pretty good.

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The main actor. Loads of pork cutlets, taufu pok and pig intestines, brimming in the hot herbal broth. We were happy with the pork as they’re very tender and literally separates from the bones easily. The broth however was a bit mild, which might disappoints those who love thicker broth with stronger herbal taste. The herbal broth is refillable with no extra charge, just request from the waiter/waitress. I usually would prefer to have some greens to balance the meal but these people were just plain carnivores.

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No forget the usual yau char kuey (Chinese crullers) too. If my memory serves me correct, I think one plate costs RM 2.00.

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And we just love to throw them all into the hot broth before we savour them. Just look at the plates of crullers we had that day!

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Soon Lee Bak Kut Teh
1, Jalan Temenggong,
Rose Garden, 31650
Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 05-241 6718

Directions: From Pasir Putih Caltex petrol station (which is on your left and opposite Courts Mammoth), go up a little till you reach traffic light. Pasir Pinji wet market will be on your left. Turn right at the traffic light, go straight till you see the compound of a school. Soon Lee BKT is behind the school, on your left.

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Cupcake Chic @ The Curve, Mutiara Damansara

Raise your hand, all cupcakes fans out there.

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For those who love cupcakes, here’s a new addition to the cupcake family; Cupcake Chic which is Malaysia’s first cupcake bakery (cupcakery) has opened it’s first outlet at The Curve. I read about it at Honey Star’s blog before but I didn’t pay much attention to it till my pals dragged me there last Saturday as we were having dinner at The Curve.

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Different types of cupcakes are available on different days. To know what flavours are available for that specific day, just refer to their big display board at the counter. Cupcake Chic claimed that they use only the finest and freshest ingredients for their cupcakes.

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Back to Basic (vanilla cake with vanilla frosting). One piece of the cupcake costs RM 4.50, RM 25.00 for half a dozen and RM 48.00 for one dozen. Might sounded a little bit pricey if compared to its other competitors but these babies were actually bigger in size too, much like the size of a Kenny Roger muffin. But do notice that some of their product contains alcohol, hence might not suitable to be consume by Muslims.

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And so we ended up with half a dozen of cupcakes. The purple colour is called Forget Me Not (lavender cake with Baileys frosting), green one is Envy (green tea cake with green tea cheese frosting), orange is Persian Love (pistachio cake with rosewater frosting) and Naughty n’ Nice (vanilla cake with chocolate frosting). They also have some exotic flavours such as Onde-Onde (pandan gula melaka cake with coconut frosting) and Masala Chai (chai cake with chai cheese frosting) but not available on Saturday. I’m eager to see how their Red Velvet looks like.

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I had the Envy (nothing to do with my feeling at that time, I had no one to envy about! heh…) which is very soft and spongy. The base cake has a mild green tea flavour while the frosting is a little too sweet for my tastebud but bursting with green tea flavour and yet, not bitter. I wonder if they uses the real green tea powder or artificial flavouring.

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Cupcake Chic
Lot GZF-4, Ground Floor,
No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7726 9075
Fax: 03-7726 9058
Email: order@cupcakechic.com.my
Web: http://www.cupcakechic.com.my
Blog: http://www.cupcakechic.com.my/blog/blog.html
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P/S: Did you notice that those who blogged about cupcakes are mostly girls? I’m the only guy! :S

Once Upon A Day In November, Part 2

After the not so satisfying lunch, we decided to hop over to Times Square and catch a movie. Both of us still haven’t watch Stardust but unfortunately, they’re no longer showing that. So we loitered around Times Square while thinking where to go next.

*25 November 2007. 4.30pm, Times Square.

Frankie: I know! Let’s go pass these items to David at Bangsar. Then go to Delicious for dinner!
Me: Wah, good idea! But is he working today?
Frankie: Yep, noon shift.
Me: Alrite.

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It was still too early for dinner, so we came up with the “Slow-motion” idea; purposely took a longer route to Bangsar and then walked from the LRT station to Jalan Telawi. Call us crazy but we just love to walk. ūüėõ

After passed the stuff to David, it was just about time for early dinner.

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I remembered Jackson mentioned that he likes the interior design here. The tables however, were a bit too small to serve four person comfortably. Service was a bit slow and I noticed the waitresses sometimes brought the wrong order to the wrong table.

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He claimed that he’s still full so he just went for dessert. Initially, he wanted to order the Chocolate Brownie but it’s sold out! So he just settled himself with the Blackberry Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream, RM 9.90. At first glance, it looked like a huge muffin but don’t let the appearance fool ya. The muffin top look-alike tastes like good old rich English butter cookie and quite thick too, so there’s some digging work to do. The bottom part; apple, cinnamon and sourness of the blackberries were just lovely. Its not as sinful as its chocolate counterparts but sure is a gastronomic experience for a dessert.

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Me on the other hand, had the Homemade Pesto Spaghettini with added Chargrilled Chicken, RM 19.80. The spaghetti were cooked al dente and every strands were well coated with their delicious homemade pesto sauce, with roughly crushed parmesan flakes. The chargrilled chicken were a bit letdown though, as they were quite dry and hard.

Frankie: *Sigh* I thought I can have their Chocolate Brownie again. But never mind, this is quite good though. Want a bite?
Me: *steals a bite*
Frankie: I like the crust. Taste like those old style English butter cookies.
Me: We can come again next time for the brownie.

I did come again last night but not with him…. hehehe. With another gang of friends. And then we took the picture of the desserts and MMS it to him.

Frankie: You guys eating that without me!? That is soooo not fair!

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The four of us shared the Mango Cheesecake with Lemongrass infused Mango Chutney, RM 11.90. The cheese taste were quite mild while the crust was a bit on the bland side. And the mango chutney… I think I tasted ginger instead of lemongrass.

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Probably the all time favourites, (I know Precious Pea love this) Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce, RM 10.90. Good thing about the brownie: not too dry and bursting with rich chocolate flavour and nuts, goes very well with the ice cream. But my friends mentioned that the portion seem to be smaller than the usual size.

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Delicious
GF-1, Ground Floor,
Bangsar Village II
Tel: 03-2287 1554
Business Hour:
Monday – Friday (11.00am – 1.00am)
Sat, Sun and Public Holiday (9.00am – 1.00am)
Web: http://www.delicious.com.my

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