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Serdang's Hee Lai Ton & Kajang's Fortuna Palace


It's kinda hard for us to bid this year's CNY goodbye, which is only a few days away.
As all of us are aware, CNY's main agenda would be the food spread, welcoming the spirit of family & friends gathering.

It is almost a non-escape tradition; dining in typical Chinese restaurants offering sets with 'RM' that incorporates the number 88 in their menu.
Allow us to share with you, one of the popular Chinese restaurants in our area, that most readers already know, I think.. :)

Pasto Italian Cafe & Restaurant @ Balakong

It's been a week since I neglected our blog over the happening CNY this year. So much to catch up since we missed this festive season spending time at home last year building a giant snowman during Cap Goh Meh instead of spending time feasting on CNY meaty spread & exercising with mahjong when weather is tremendously hot.

Back in action feels so right. How was yours??

Bits & pieces of the beginning year when the TIGER came roaring:

#1 We welcomed the Tiger


#2 Traditional Hakka Vegetation ala Grandma's recipe


#3 We welcomed the lion too. Lion dance by cousin's bro troupe to usher more good luck into our home.



#4 Just when I thought our V-Day would be put aside to usher the Tiger year, Chris brought me out for dinner after sessions of family gatherings and Chinese feast. To dwindle away those mounting fatt choy, pork feet and sea cucumbers, we went for Italian. On the very first day on CNY. *glee*


Pasto was a good choice
Green is universal. Deco was simple yet comfortable. Enjoying each other's company while chilling in a semi-aristocratic environment Italian restaurant is a temporary great escape from hot gambling sessions.

Shrimp and Orange Salad - RM10.50
Since they were out of mangoes, we had them replaced with oranges instead. To our surprise, it was equally good. A refreshing start of vege serving and oranges were thirst-quenching.


Mushroom Soup - RM6.80
Capped with bread pastry, hidden underneath was the mushroom soup. Thick and creamy. That's what we love.




Escagort - RM18.90
I was nagging Chris to order this after spotting them at their mini aquarium. Strong aroma and flavours of cheese and garlic, it was very delectable. Extra credits given to the fresh escagorts. Dip in your garlic bread for extra strong-smelling pungent-tasting flavours. Yum.


Spaghetti Marinara
With fresh herbs and garlic sauce, the seafoods (prawns and mussels) were also fresh. Tastewise, it was light and moderately good but the seafoods infused well into the noodles.


#5 Gifts from Pasto on V-Day


Complimentary ice cream we both shared :)


Roses & Heart


#6 Tiger vs Cupid. Who won?
Both. As we get to enjoy priceless family moments, without missing the traditional V-Day dinner. And the best part is, we're not over-charged for the dinner! As dining in at Pasto was very affordable.


Pasto Italian Cafe & Restaurant
11G Jalan Kasturi 1,
Plaza Kasturi,
Off Jalan Balakong,
43200 Cheras, Balakong
Tel: +603 90803004
(located next to Milwaukee Steak Corner)

We don't want CNY to end this fast!
Gong Xi Fa Cai again :)
Brought up 2 SharE "Hoi Gong Dai Kat" la... (Back to work!)

Gong Xi Fa Cai & Happy V-Day !

It's really a rare occasion when CNY meets V-Day.

It only happens once in a blue moon.
The calendar just reminded me today that both days fell on the exact date & V-Day was almost forgotten.

Chris & I would love to wish you guys:


Forgotten V-Day?
It doesn't really matter as long as we have each other :)


Any exciting plans going on?

Have a blast everyone!
Happy Chinese New Year!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Happy Holidays!
Drive safely

CNY = time to gain weight. Period.

I forgot about V-Day again......

Happy Valentine's Day!

Restoran Gafan @ Tmn Connaught, Cheras


If we said these are good, would you believe?
You better do :)

We love these claypot rice here as the rice were cooked to the right degree without being burn to crisp near the bottom of the claypot ;) Meat and gravy infused well into the rice which made them even tastier when blend together.

Drunken Claypot Chicken Rice


JoJo Little Kitchen Pan Mee @ Serdang

Ever since the encounter of the claimed 'World Spiciest Pan Mee 天下第一辣', we shunned ourselves from any Chili Pan Mee thereafter. The aftermath was just too strong to describe. Attempt only if you're a HOT person. We're not. haha.

Bathed with sweats, tongues got burned numbed.

Believing we will not be exhausted again with extreme spiciness, I had a sudden crave for chili pan mee again. Madam Chiam (Mei Yee) Pan Mee in Connaught crossed my mind but Chris suggested an alternative. Did I mentioned I haven't venture around my area (Serdang) enough? Maybe it's time to continue my belated arrangement of introducing more of Serdang and SK's delicacies.


There we went, settling down at JoJo Little Kitchen for a Chili Pan Mee mission (one of their recommended order)
Price: RM5.50

The noodles tend to 'cluster up'. Well, blame the cameraman for taking time. hehe. Just kidding (later he don't bring me go makan anymore)
Shower in some soup minimally, and mix 'em all up and that would be fine.


Pho Hoa @ Tropicana City Mall


We have not attempted to savour any Vietnamese cuisine when we started blogging. Know it's shameful but Viet food doesn't furnish a snap into our mind during that time. Not till we visited Hanoi......

There was a turnover of appetite and perception changes.

When Pho Hoa invited fellow foodies over for a sampling session, many thanks to Richard & Kampungboycitygal, we agreed hastily, wanting more recollections of the delicious bits and pieces of Viet fares we once encountered. Had a great time with AiWei , TingFang & Simon too :)

All the while, we didn't know that...
Pho Hoa is the largest Vietnamese restaurant chain in North America popularized in almost every city where Asians lives. Thus, this franchise was actually originated from America, stressing on the servings of healthy authentic Vietnamese goodies. So for those of you who are pretty health conscious, I guess all of you are, Pho Hoa could be a good option.

The Booster
Vietnamese Coffee is a must try when you're dining in a Vietnamese restaurant.
It comprises of a vietnamese filter, which is a small coffee pot. It looks like a hat and sits upon the top of a coffee cup. Inside is a chamber for coffee and room for hot water. Well, if you had insomnia after taking this like this sweet HER, you can blame this coffee :)

Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Milk - RM5.95


Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Milk & Ice - RM5.95
The dripped coffee was later poured into another glass of ice.


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