Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cheng Ho Restaurant review

We were invited by dear Norish to taste the new food in her new restaurant on the 5th of March. She has been talking about her plan to open a restaurant for few years and alhamdulillah, now it's taking flight...

Food was umphhh... fabulous, no where that I've tasted food as good as those they served us that night ever before. The kerabu mangga was out of this world. The mix vege was excellent, nothing that I could complaint - the vege were all fresh and crisp, even the prawns inside tasted like they came fresh from the sea - like those I used to have back in Kuala Rompin. Not to mention their fried prawns... umpphhh..... can't describe its deliciousness. You simply got to taste them yourselves!

The tom yam - only now I've found one that is better or close to the one I used to like in a restaurant in Kuantan so many years ago. Can't recall the name of that restaurant though. Was it Restoran Pattani? For years, I've lost appetite eating tom yam since nothing that I've come across was at par with the one there, but in Cheng Ho, I've found that appetite again.

The last dish was siakap masak nyonya. We were almost full by that time by so many dishes they served us and was surprised that there was another one. We thought we wouldn't be able to finish it - but well, as it was so good, we manage to clean the plate. He he!

All in all, it's a restaurant that I would recommend to anybody, not because it belongs to someone dear to me, but because the food is really, really good you wouldn't regret ordering (or paying for it). Ah yes, and the kids were given oreo ice-blended, I couldn't resist tasting it - it was so surprisingly good - make sure you order that too when you happen to visit the restaurant!

And the ID, though according to Norish, is not 100% completed, is still catchy and attractive. White and red - plus black and white large buntings on Chinese Muslims' lifestyle - I really like the surrounding. Red is always a good choice for eating places - increase the appetite and make people hungry but combine it with white - it looks so stylish and create peacefulness while eating.

Location? Wangsa Maju, the road behind Carrefour, Jalan Wangsa Delima 10 - 15 & 17G - you wouldn't miss it.

I pray to Allah that this restaurant will become a success story, that Norish and Amy will be able to open more branches across Malaysia as they have planned, and that their life together is always blessed by the Almighty in the world and in the hereafter, forever.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Eye on Malaysia

Yes, it took us that long to finally reach this much talked-about place in the city. It happened on one fine Saturday afternoon, when DH finally felt like he could sacrifice some of his time to be spent with us rather than working.

Irsyad took it as our celebration for his khatam Qur'an. I took it as one of our special quality time spent together as one small happy family which rarely happens.

We spent the afternoon riding the giant merry-go-round. It was then when I discovered that Irsyad was scared of height. Ha ha, so much for dreaming to be the future angkasawan. Naufal enjoyed it, and Irsyad soon forgot about his phobia and began to enjoy the ride.

When we get down, we had a nice teatime with a cup of muffin and a piece of cake as Irsyad requested for us to celebrate his khatam Qur'an (pity the boy since his dad didn't want to conduct a kenduri for him). Then, the kids began to surround the clown who was there, hoping to get some balloons from her, which they finally got after waiting for abt an hour!

What disappointed us was when we prayed Maghrib, the surau was so dark without electricity,not to mention its size. How could that happen when outside they had so much light, in fact, they were having this lights and sound shows at night!

Anyway, we did enjoy the lights and sound shows, and just couldn't resist buying some souvenirs as the moments we spent there were beautiful. The time we spent there has opened DH's heart to spend such time with us again in the future, of course in other tourists' locations that we've been neglecting to take our children to all this while. :)

Kakiku ditoreh

Berbulan2 tumit kiriku sakit. Segala refleksologi dan urut x meredakan kesakitan itu. Aku dikhabarkan bhw ia mungkin bpunca dr kegagalan buah pinggang yg mnyebabkn asid urik bkumpul d tumit. Maka bila si tkg bekam kata bekam blh mngeluarkn asid urik dr tumitku, aku pn setuju melakukannya. Kusangka darah akan disedut melalui leliang roma. Mana ku tahu kaki ku akan ditoreh2 sebegini. Lbh 2 minggu aku menahan sakit bekas torehan di kiri kanan tumitku. Manakan tidak, tiap kali berwudhu atau keluar tandas, pasti dibasahi air. Menurut si tkg bekam, ia akan bertaup dan xkan meninggalkn parut. Tp sehingga hari ini kulit yg tertoreh itu blm bertaup sepenuhnya dan masih berparut. Rasanya aku dh serik nk berbekam.