Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sinma Laksa House

As Kingsford is a stone's throw away from the airport, we decided to head to Sinma for some dinner. Hm, more like supper but a heavy supper.

Seafood laksa was so-so
So excited to see char kuey kak. Had good wok hei, too.
This plate of Hokkien noodles was too much for one person really...
Rojak to share, so-so as well
Service was quick, maybe because we were the only ones there and it was nearly closing time. Situated in an area with a large population of university students from UNSW, pretty sure they attract the Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean students.

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Sinma Laksa House
391 Anzac Parade, Kingsford, NSW 2032, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9313 7663
Open daily for lunch and dinner

Monday, May 27, 2013

Restoran Tim Kee 添记(老地方)板面

Founded as a small stall in Bukit Bintang in 1988, Tim Kee Pan Mee drew large crowds due to their authentic pan mee. As their popularity grew, they relocated to a shop opposite the origin stall. Today, and much to my delight, they are located in my childhood neighbourhood of Taman Universiti Indah in Seri Kembangan. 

I remember when I was back home for a break two years ago, Mum and Dad went, "Let's go for pan mee. Do you know there is a new shop here in Taman U?" Oh? Curiosity aroused, I took the keys to the car and headed to the row of shops adjacent to the mamak shop we normally have brekkie at.

Dad and I love their original dry pan mee with minced pork and mushrooms, which is served with a bowl of sweet leaf soup. The chicken bone and dried anchovies soup, boiled for hours, is flavoursome. Occasionally, I order their traditional soup pan mee.

They have other varieties of pan mee, including tomyum, seafood tomyum and herbal. Their menu is not restricted to just pan mee, there are other types of noodles and dishes, too, but they are more famous for their pan mee.

Oh, the variety of chilli... made my friends in Sydney so envious when I shared this photo with them :P

If you work in nearby areas such as Equine, Pinggiran Putra, Puncak Jalil, or even Cyberjaya, do head over for a quick lunch. For Seri Serdang, Balakong and Taman Sungei Besi folks, unless you are pretty confident you will not be caught in traffic, I would think Taman U is a little far for you.

RM10 comfortably covers a bowl of noodles plus one drink, with some spare change. Not bad for a cosy, comfortable and clean environment with quick and friendly service.

Restoran Tim Kee
A-G-15 Jalan Indah 2/10, Taman Universiti Indah, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 3 8938 9851
Open 8:00am to 6:00pm daily

Sunday, May 26, 2013

From up high...

Despite my constant air travels, I am still awed by the work of a mightier source somewhere out there. I used to prefer an aisle seat but recent years have seen me choosing a window seat for the opportunity to watch the world from a different perspective.

Helps to put me back into perspective with things in life, too. Humility, generosity, patience. Life is good. :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Kura III

We were introduced to this small unassuming Japanese place by college friends. Naturally, those living in the city would know better than us 'hill rabbits' living up in the north-western suburbs. The place is small but obviously thriving, as it has been operating for as long as I have been living in Sydney.

Instantly, I fell in love with their egg udon, a simple bowl of udon with just one egg. For $8, it was quite a deal for students like us living on a budget. They also make reasonable sushi.

Salmon and avocado 

Two must-haves when we come in a group are the takoyaki and the agedashi tofu. I so love these two! The takoyaki balls are big unlike some places where the balls are tiny.

Seafood udon

As I am an unagi person, I sometimes order their unagi with egg served on rice. I add a generous dose of chilli powder and ah... awesomeness...

And on a hot summer evening, a glass of lemonade can never go wrong!

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Kura III
1/6 Dixon Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9268 0016

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pho Nam Viet

In all honesty, this place was an accidental venue. We were craving for something Asian and no where else was still open. We were glad we gave them a try because otherwise, we would not find out that Eastwood had not too bad Vietnamese.

Prawn and rice noodle roll

My favourite: Beef pho

Vietnamese fried chicken

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Pho Nam Viet
142 Rowe Street, Eastwood, NSW 2121, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9874 0929

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Entrance

The Entrance is a district centre and town of the Central Coast region. The town is bounded by water on three sides and gained its name from the channel that runs along much of its northern border that is the entrance to the Tuggerah LakesThis is normally where we stop for an ice-cream and photo break on our way to or from Hunter Valley.