Dinner

老杭州家常菜 @杭州 Hangzhou, China

It was already past 8.30pm by the time we were done with checking into 如家精选酒店 (杭州西湖吴山广场河坊街店) Home Inn Plus (Hangzhou West Lake Wushan Plaza Hefang Street) and freshening up, so we decided to just grab something nearby.

老杭州家常菜 was still opened, so we decided our first proper meal here would be some local delights, including 东坡肉 Braised Pork Belly (¥14) (very tough!) and 西湖醋鱼 West Lake Fish in Vinegar Gravy (¥58). We also ordered 炒油麦 Stir-fried Lettuce (¥18) to balance the meal.

We thought the fish was quite fresh. It was easy to eat as there were little bones. The vegetable was pretty standard. Unfortunately, the braised pork belly was very tough, and we hoped this was just a poor rendition of the very famous dish 😮

After which, we just strolled around 河坊街 Hefang Street (aka Snack Street) and the street parallel to it. That was when we realised there were quite a few 老杭州家常菜… Not sure if they belong to the same chain?

Note: There was a ¥1 charge for cutlery.

  • Contact:
    • Location: 浙江省杭州市上城区高银街141号 (Baidu Maps)
    • Hrs: 9am – 9pm

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Restoran Chua Kee 蔡記海鮮樓 @Johor, Malaysia

IMG20180904173545Gelang Patah is famous for seafood, and there were quite a few restaurants with good reviews. Today, we decided to check out Restoran Chua Kee 蔡記海鮮樓. Looking at the reviews, we made it a point to reach here before 6pm, where it was mostly empty on a Tuesday evening.

Since we were early, we did a quick stroll around the area. There were actually quite a few provision shops here, and some eateries were already closed by this time.

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SamFu Restaurant @Melaka, Malaysia

We love trying out Peranakan food (aka Nonya food) whenever we are in Malacca 🙂

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For this trip, we decided to check out SamFu Restaurant in Mimosa Hotel. Ms K’s dad joined us for dinner too 🙂 We were glad that we had made reservations a day in advance, for the restaurant was packed with customers during dinner time.

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[closed] CK Satey CK鸳鸯沙爹朱律 @Melaka, Malaysia

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Just across the road opposite the entrance to Longkang Siham, was this very empty satey celup place. Perhaps because it was away from the main tourist area, but we decided to give it a shot, as we were not feeling up to long queues tonight.

This place advertised itself as using Kangen water, which is alkaline water and supposedly have some health benefits. They also claimed that they make their soup bases from scratch, and did not recycle their soup base, which was definitely one up in the hygiene level. With dual soup base, this place also caters to kids and customers who do not take spicy or peanuts. There was a minimum order of 15 sticks, which amounted to RM15.

We were pleasantly surprised by the freshness of the seafood, especially the prawns and blood cockles! The meat items were less impressive. The satay soup base, while not the super thick type, was still pretty good and satisfying. The chicken soup base was not bad too.

They also sell freshly baked castella cakes here. Seemed like an odd combination for satay celup, but we did see quite a few customers buying take-aways.

Contact:

  • Location: No.145, Jalan Bunga Raya, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
  • Hrs: 3pm – 11pm (Thu-Tue)
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Night markets in 高雄 Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Despite the relatively short trip, we managed to cover three night markets in 高雄 Kaohsiung 🙂

瑞豐夜市 Ruifeng Night Market

Since we were quite near 瑞豐夜市 Ruifeng Night Market, it naturally became our first night market to visit.

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It has been many years since our last visit, and there were some changes to the variety of food available.

We sampled 厨窗卤味 where we ordered a variety of braised vegetables and meat items for NT195. The braised sauce was quite light and the items were not bad.

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San Low Seafood Restaurant 三楼海鲜园 @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

We had a late dinner because we were really too full from this trip, and also because we waited a while for seats at this place and another 1 hour for the food to be served 😮

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Tried the famed San Low Bee Hoon, along with black pepper chicken, beancurd with minced meat, and sweet potato leaves with fermented beancurd (RM75.65 for 4 pax, including drinks). Gotta say the food was really just so-so… 😡

Contact:

  • Location: Jalan Merah 1, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 8 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 4:30pm – 1am
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D’Laksa (KSL Mall) @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

We were filled to the brim after dinner!

But we had parked in KSL Mall, and I recalled that I had tried a very yummy assam laksa in the mall before.

After much cajoling, Ms. K declared that she would just take one bite, so that we would not regret not trying it 😛

We ordered a bowl (RM6) to share. It was an addictive combination of sweet, sour and spicy… and Ms. K definitely had more than a bite! I felt a sense of achievement, LOL!

Contact:

  • Location: 64, KSL City Mall, LG-63, 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 11 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Homepage (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 10pm
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Restoran Soon Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh 順順興肉骨茶 @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Conveniently located just opposite KSL Mall, we thought we would check it out since the reviews seemed quite favorable. We got ourselves some Bak Kut Teh, and Pig’s Trotters. For the Bak Kut Teh, we had the option of adding ingredients, so we just randomly pointed to a few, haha!

This Bak Kut Teh was neither too peppery nor herbal. Not too bad if you prefer milder flavors, but it could feel like some oomph was missing. We spent a total of RM68 for this meal.

Contact:

  • Location: 43, Jalan Serigala, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 11 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Hrs: 9am – 9pm (Wed-Mon)
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寧夏夜市 Ningxia Night Market @Taipei

We are back here again at this compact and easy-to-get-to night market 🙂 This time, we managed to try out a few new stalls!

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基隆廟口夜市 Keelung Miaokou Night Market

IMG_4672IMG20171030173637No trip to Taiwan would be complete without a visit to one of the night markets every night, at least, according to hubby 😛

Since we were at 九份 Jiufen earlier in the day, 基隆 Keelung was the most logical option for this evening. Mr J happened to be in Taipei during this period of time, so we decided to meet up at this night market.

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