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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Celebrations: Dad’s 58th @ Pantai Seafood!

Work @ Worley has been good so far.  Even without getting paid and having to put up with the nasty bitch of a weather. Learned a lot about the Aus standards even though I had only been there for a mere 12 days! Still a lot to familiarise myself with.  Later on the 16th I stopped and took off from work to come home.  That night I stopped we cooked dinner @ our place and friends over!  Then Polly and I watched Inglorious Bastards! And before we knew it, the taxi came in the wee hours of the morning to get us to the airport! She certainly did freak us out! Like totally @@! She was old and wore a dress plus she had awesomely long fingers! Very seductive for a tall men perhaps.  But for me she was scarrrrrrrrrryyyyy!  Pauline kinda freaked out too ahha.  In fact we though she was a transgender :S!

The flight was on AirAsia and it was ok, except for the shit food @@! I mean really shit ahah.  They had tricolour poison with grilled chicken which was blehhhhh!!  Anyways could not be too bothered by onboard food.  Because when I get off the plane Ho!Ho!Ho!! Feels like Christmas is here early ahah.  My dad’s bday was on the 17th of Dec.  We held a small family dinner @ Pantai Seafood not too far from my place! So happy to be living in a foodie district!
  The yummy noodles! I think it was some long life noodle thingy?  Cannot really remember!

A vege that is never nice in Aus.  The Sei Tai Tin Wong.  A mixture of Brinjal, Ocra, long beans and four angle beans fried in a prawn-chilli paste :D!!

Mantis Prawn with Salted Egg coating.  Very frequently eating with “unshelled” prawns but that is never better than mantis prawns which is almost never served with shell. ahah

Som random bean curd dish! I’m not a fan of bean curd so this was OK only.

This was the first crab dish which was fried Kam Heong style with vermicelli! One of the best crabs around!  We had another steamed one which was a total FAIL! But nonetheless I’ve been forced to reluctantly fork out 70AUD for crabs in Perth for the few years I’ve been living there.  So I’m so much more thankful for the crabs in Malaysia ahah.

IMG_4935After devouring all the diving food we held on awhile more while free desserts pour in.  My aunty and uncle seems to know all the makan places proprietors so it’s always cool to eat wherever they suggest.  You save instantly on karaoke rooms and desserts ahaha.  Private dining rooms come easy too!!  Definite enjoy my dinner on the first night! Been coming to Pantai Seafood for the past few years after boycotting certain seafood places! This place definitely serves a kick @ a cheap price!  More importantly my dad enjoyed to food too! It was his birthday after all! How can the birthday boy not enjoy his meal? ahaha! Sadly there was no present for him this time :(!  But it’s ok his kids are back so that’s still a present right? hohoho

Oh and on the top is my cute cousin with his cool “Dragon Ball” hair. Haha he’s got a lot of girls chasing after him supposedly @@!

More updates soon!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Priceless Ageing: Dusit Thai @ James St. , Northbridge

WenY is  officially 21 years old hoho! Been through a long year with a lot of experience and shit.  But thanks to the great friends that are always sticking together, things always seemed to be a tad easier than it was meant to be.  Tonight was one to celebrate with the friends that I always have with me.  We dined @ Dusit Thai along James st. in Northbridge.  Thai food was good.  Had a 9 course meal lol. Wicked sick ey?  Quite  a lot of pigging was involved! Ready up :D!


No rushing to the mains ahah.  Appetizers come first right?


The  KRA TONG THONG.  God knows what that means but I’ll make it easier for you people.

“Stir-fried diced Prawns, Minced Chicken and Sweet corn on Deep-fried Tartlets”.  Yummy meat combination served in a crispy shell! Yummy!




YUM NUEA; Grilled Beef Salad mixed together with Onion, Chilli, Lemon Juice, Coriander, Tomato, Fish Sauce and Cucumber. This was delicious! Even in Bangkok the grilled pork salad was oh my gawddddddddd! So awesome! Yums! + the serve is usually large and filled with meat.



TORD MAN PLA; Deep Fried Minced Fish Blend with Red Chilli Paste, Herbs and Eggs served with Spicy Sauce.  An all time Thai favourite! Mmmmm still remember the time I had it with Justin and Yobi @ JJ market. 5 ringgit for one pile of it.  Lovely stuff. 



CURRY PUFFS ;  Chicken curry puffs served with cucumber relish.  Only one thing to say. L.O.L. This one okla. Looks like and taste like it came from some frozen oriental shop.  Nothing to shout about as I’m from where this things are made to perfection.



After the appetizers I think most of us were pretty filled up already.  But the banquet did not just finish there!! Had soooomoooooree foooooooooooooooood.  The mains are pretty good as well;



PARD PARK ROM-MIT; Stir-fried mixed green Vegetables! Rooooooooooommmmmmmmmit! It was normal vegetable probably fried with some fish sauce?  Was tasty eheh.



GA TIAM PHIK-THAI TALAY; Stir-Fried mixed seafood with Garlic and Pepper.  My sister did not quite like this dish ahah.  But I thought it was pretty ok. hehe Very simple but it is a stir-fry after all!



PLA SAM-ROD; Deep-fried FISH FILLETS topped with Sweet & Sour Chilli Sauce.  This fish was very delish indeed.  Or maybe because it tastes like my dad fried fish cutlets with fermented bean paste sauce haha



This was the green curry which like all other green curries I’ve had was yummy with lots of coconut milk fragrant!


By the end of the meal we were BLOATED to the max! Had a yummy cake that my sister bought from Baskin Robbins! Nice cake it was very creamyyyyyyy @.@  Dusit Thai was a good experience yums! The banquet was definitely filling! Unlike most restaurant, this one boast a golden plate award of some sort on every single pillar supporting the structure.  Beat that bitches! ahahah.  The service was bombastic.  Plates changed after appetizer and constant pouring of water or rice.  No need to even ask for a refill of rice.  They just do it automatically!  That’s what I call service! 


Thanks everyone for the presents and wootz sister.  Splurging so much! Thanks to you too haaha. Loved the wallets and bags everyone!!  ;-)



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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fremantle Friday: Market Eats.

Today I left work early :D! Hohoho! But even then, I worked at least 5.5 hours as I always go to office early + I have a solid reason for leaving anyways! Had to pick up some shit from uni!  Left office about 1 something and had lunch with Polly, Han and Zion!  Later in the evening, Claire came over to sign a new contract! So cheap @@! The rent is only $115 next year.  But I guess when even the owner claims the house is on its “last legs” I guess it is not so cheap after all.


After that I had to rush to the city to meet up with Jim to head to Freo to meet the rest of the peeps!  But Liz and Henry had to work a lil longer so it was only Jim & I walking around Freo market until we saw this guy selling some Thai Dessert.


mmmmm Looks and Smells really good! The coconut balls were prices @ $5 for 6 which is a decent price!



The balls!  The smell was awesome but the taste hmm somewhat not as good as what I was expecting.  The taste was really blend!  Not sweet in any sense.  Or more like hmm. Do not know how to even describe it @@.


After waiting for awhile more the rest of them arrived hoho!   Our meal place was this hidden ramen shop inside the market.  I find these row of food stalls quite cool actually ahah.  Looks very colourful and stuff.


Freo Market food row.




This is their kitchen ahah! It is super small but the food that come out is yums so yeh, its about the quality not the size of the kitchen that matters!  This saying of mine reminds me of  Wagamama which had a large kitchen but the WORST Japanese food I’ve eaten, LIKE EVER. No joke.  Not sure which alien dines there.  Coz they’d probably missing their tongue.



First up was the Takoyaki which are essentially frozen factory octopus balls topped with sauce and that flaky thing!  You get 9 for $6! Not a bad deal really!  I like the way it tastes even though the thing can be bought from the oriental shop!




Will was on juggernaut mode today.  He had Ramen no.6 which had Karaage topping in Miso Base EXTRA noodles.  I believe if my parents ordered this they would probably share it @@!



Henry was on juggernaut mode as well but lol.  Look at his noodles HAHAHAH! His dish no.8 did not permit upsizing probably due to the noodles differences.  His was soba! Buckwheat noodles.  He said it tasted AWEEE-some!!



Lastly, this is my Ramen no.4! Soft Pork Slices with Ramen in Miso Base!  It was yums I absolutely love the pork that “melts” in your mouth kind of thing.  Now let us zoom in a bit more:



Mmmmmmmmmmmm lol. Damn nice la dammit! 


Overall I’ve been craving for this ramen since like what? 3-4 weeks ago? So sad I only get to eat it now!  Even worse, the boss was not here, as a result the soup did not taste as godly as it normally does.  Felt like it was lacking something!



After that we headed to TimeZone to burn out some of the fats we’ve or at least I have accumulated during the meal ahah.  But I guess it was pointless because we had something more sinful  to continue our eating spree:


This was the first chocolate drink I had in Melbourne haha.  And it is almost customary amongst us to have it every time we visit Freo for dinner.



The famous “Churros” or Spanish Doughnuts with melted chocolate dip and Strawberries!


That’s all for my trip to Freo! Had fun but pretty damn tired already omigawddd!



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Friday, November 27, 2009

Bites: Jus Burger @ Leederville

IMG_4805 Gawddddd today was so stupid! Went to my office but took the wrong bus back oh man @.@!  Ended up going so deep into Claremont and Subiaco suburb that I was able to see horses.  But the very friendly bus driver and I had a chat about life in Australia. Him being from England and stuff.  Great chat!  Yesterday I had one of those “bros” outing with Yobi!  We had lunch and shit before walking about in Leederville.  For something a little different, we decided to eat something without rice or noodle.  So yea, why not have burgers! Yummy burgers ^^.




It was about noon and we were ready to depart! Did not really know which train platform we were supposed to go to, but oh well! I used my memory and somehow we managed to get on the right platform lulz!  The waitress  there changed from punk-emo to pretty-retro. YUMS! ok jk.  But one thing I’m not joking is that there is this Chinese guy working there, he cannot stop picking on the food omg! I was most WTF when he wanted to eat one onion ring but he did not want the aioli sauce so he took one sauce plate, poured tomato sauce and had that piece of onion ring =.=”.



My original lamb burger @ 11 bucks! Not the prettiest thing but it was yums! The chutney-mint sauce combo was not as bad as mint sauce normally is for me!  This burger is totally awesome.  I  came here last week and had cheese burger with blue cheese and mushrooms! Gawddddd! So delish!!  Yobi had the beef hamburger.  Full on meat patty but he said it was not salty enough ahah.



rawks!! Can you see Yobi’s watch? It’s a Casio Databank Calculator watch man! Wonder who bought that for him! WAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA.  The burger were large in my opinion. I went from zero to full tank and yet I could not finish my burger.  Then the waitress was like “Hey, even I can eat one entire burger myself”. And some other stuff. And when we left she said something like “hey! Make sure you come here for your burgers again.., And finsh it”. With that Yobi concluded that she was hitting on me @.@! Lameeeeeeee!



This was my errr… Onion rings mmm but the Chinese guy did not sprinkle salt on top or maybe there isn’t meant to be any on top! No idea @@! But the last time I had it, there was salt.  I really like the onion ring here! Yummmmmm!!


Jus burger was my first stop for my burger tour! I’m happy with the burger there.  I think most people are so happy that within a year, a second branch has open @ Subiaco.  Just a stone’s throw from the train station!  But even then I'm still ready to go on my burger tour! What’s left hmmmmmm! Ahh Alfred’s Kitchen and Flipside!  


Haihhhhhhhhh! The week will start to get really busy!  Cheryl’s last week of work but it is the start for me! Working in the city meeting working people! So anxious yet so excited!  But the bus to and back from work is horrible! It’s like ackkk! Everyone looks like their brains got sucked or something.. noooooooooooooooooo! We’ll see what happens soon!



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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Change of Weather: Day by Day.

My Swatch died before exam, my head died today.  Feel so bored lol.  The weather has also gone crazy.  It was super rainy! I could swear Perth was on the brink of drowning just two days ago and now the trees sway in gale as if in a dance competition.  One the bright side, the sun is shinning brightly.  Probably good for a quiet walk along Matilda Bay.  Not for tennis as the balls would just fly out of the intended direction! Oh damn why did I cancel lunch today!?  Got tricked by the forecast which warned that Perth would be raining today too!  Oh well.  Will be a homie.



My Casio Databank! Cannot wear it yet.  Need to adjust the strap first!


What to do! What to do!  2012 watched.  The Imaginarium of Dr Pornassius watched.  Not to mention it sucked. bleh!!



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weekends!: Cherry’s Farewell Dinner.

The weekends passed really quick even though we did not do much.  Cherry left for Pig Island (Chuhai) on Monday.  We had a farewell dinner for her.  With the lack of transportation, we decided to have something simple.  I suggested steamboat and we did it @.@! I think steamboat is always a cheap meal option.  And it really fills the tummy.  Normally less than 10 bucks per head can eat until go crazy!  Cherry and I made some roast chicken salad too.  Liz had this salad dressing which tasted very similar to the one used @ Pasta Zanmai! Yummm!


Later on that night, we went over to TK’s place for our LAN party ahaha.  Played Counter Strike against bots.  Amazingly those expert bots are so overpowering.  We lost all rounds against those 15 bots. Damn!  By the time I went home @ 2.30am , they guys were still playing!  So crazy!


Now where’s Cherry’s photos! Can’t do without them! How to bloggg without pictures!!?



Friday, November 13, 2009

Bites: Taurus Hawkers @ Willeton

Water has been my best buddy for the past two days.  I went to the beach 2 days ago and yesterday after a good barbecue, the guys and I went over to Vil’s place to swim! Swooosh!! The swimming pool filled with cool water was definitely the best thing you can ask for on a warm summer’s day.  The beach on Wednesday was also awesome! We went to Cottesloe after lunch and stayed there till 5-ish! So black now xD.


Some pictures of my week!


Cottesloe beach @ Wednesday.



Hot Dawg the way I like it! Topped with onion, mustard and spicy chilli sauce!



Friends at Barbecue @ Kings Park



Yee Teng’s sister and Jasmine. Vil’s @ the background saying peace out mates!



Umbrella girl Vanessa and Fishman cooking food!  Poor Cr looking on. His gf covering fishman but not him xD



A worthy note, Adam’s yummy chocolate cake with sugar icing!



Calvin and Pat! :D


IMG_4756After the barbecue and swimming, we pondered on what to have for dinner.  We thought of having steamboat, then we think again and thought that steamboat would take too long.  Then we wanted to go to Jimbaran Bali, but the serve is small and quite expensive.  Then thought of going to Bamboo, then for some reason we did not go there @.@.  In the end someone mentioned going to Taurus, and the only thing I can recall there was this horrible sushi place ! I was ~.~! Luckily it wasn’t the Japanese restaurant that we were going to, it was the hawker food.


I was pleased to see the majority of the crowd there were Asians.  It gave me a better yardstick to measure the expected outcome of the meal!  We each ordered a hawker dish ranging from Combination Egg Hor Fun, Wanton Noodles, Curry Laksa, Rice with Roasted meat and such.  For starters we ordered these,



Fried meat rolls! Lobak! and oh I’m missing the squid picture @@.  I think everyone kinda liked it eheheh!



This was TK’s Curry Laksa! He ordered it super large @ $11.50 and boyy it was large.  So large I see also can faint! And TK could not finish it!



Van’s Asam Laksa.  I think she did not find the Laksa very favourable.  When it came she said it smelled of “rojak” xD! Can’t be helped.  It is caused by the prawn paste which is yucksssss! (at least for me, ahah!)



Chi Rong and Jia Hui both ordered 3 meat combination with rice.  It was quite nice and SUPER LARGE.  Quite cheap as Taurus only charged $11.50.



Anthony’s Wanton soup with Noodle.  Not sure how it tasted but he did not complain! Should be quite nice I guess because Yh, Vil and Liz ordered the dry version of this and found it very nice.



Jimmy boy and I ordered the Combination Hor Fun.  This is 9 bucks and the size is freaking large!  Definitely more than enough for 1 person.  The taste was ok but the frying did not taste quite right ahah.


This place was quite nice overall!  I think this place trashes Broadway 100-0.  If only it was in Nedlands and not Willeton!  Also this places provides UNLIMITED free condiments such as cut chilli, pickled green chilli, chilli sauce, and sambal (chilli paste). Mmmmmmmmm!  Super value for money.  Can order 3 dishes large to be shared by 4-5 people! Depending on appetite that is!  The place was much cleaner than expected of a hawkers!



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