Christmas lunch with Wong Mei Kee Roast Pork KL

A Christmas lunch with a suggestion by friends. The best roast pork in KL as some suggested. It also serves Hainanese chicken rice. I reached early and they are so popular that will run out of portion just after 2 hours.

Overall is original plain style roast pork. Skin is crispy, saltiness is well balance and the meat and fat are well balanced. However, dipping into the chili source with lemon will bring out the taste further. Dont over dose the chili source as quite spicy.

The chicken rice there i would rate ok or above average. But I would focus into their specialty more.

After taste, just my personal suggestion. Adding a Cha Wong which is a type of Oolong with crystal yellow and bitter taste added with crispy feel. Almost same as a wine after a dining. Adding a Japanese pear but must be crystal cold. Immediately you will feel even refreshing.

That’s a full balance of a vintage lunch of Malaysia.

Meng Kee Cha Siow Shah Alam

It has been a long favorite not because of the cha Siow but the Yun Cheong sausage is my favourite. Lunch time only and hard to find a parking. Go before or after lunch time.

The cha siow is a little over roasted may not good for health but I guess one in a while is OK. Just personal view. As for their chili source also has a good balance with the cha siow and sausage. Overall is good. Buy per person portion with rice is much better price.

Sek Yuen – Jalan Pudu vintage restaurant

Introduced by a friend and decided to pay them a visit. It can be easily found in Google map but the parking is a little challenging. Try to park behind. Both conventional and air conditioned. People serving including i believed is the owner very friendly. Good SOP in the restaurant during Covid 19 moment.

The best is their crispy roast duck called Pei Pa Duck. Some may find it salty but I like it pretty much. Another will be their pumpkin source home made tofu and it is smooth and aromatic with pumpkin taste.

The bitter guord fried beef with the exceptional balance to make the beef cook but easy and juicy in your mouth. Yam cake with mix vegetables is also home made. Overall is a good place with lots of variety and the price is reasonable too.

Lastly, their Chinese tea we ordered Iron lady a kind of oolong. Bitter but aroma with the colour of golden yellow. They even supply good tea as well. Though not perfect but I think is a must try.

Alphard – a great MPV that I ignored for years

I have been looking for a bigger MPV as I like to travel with my family as priority. Two months ago suddenly a friend introduced me a recond Alphard. I have sceptics always and worry about the maintenance for a reconditioned car. Until finally got a great opportunity. I have decided to get one for weekend use. The experience is brilliant.

One of the reason I would not buy a new Toyota Alphard in Malaysia is due to its price. The tax for such a practical car in the category of MPV is high. Buying a reconditioned Alphard without much knowledge in the car is a difficult decision too.

After 2 weeks of driving the car. I found the noise cancellation equipped is top though not as good as previous Lexus’ experience. But the comfortabilty and human factor designed are well designed. The model i got it is a Type Black model 2.5. The sound system is great but only to front and middle seats. Back seats will have a problem to rip the full experience. The seat system is designed for wrapping feel of your body. The ambient light also create an extra ordinary relaxation mode.

Take a side of the equipments as too many different options for different models. I particularly like this model as it comes with custome TRD racing design.

Chen Fatt Restaurant – year end tasting mission

Been sometimes suggested by a friend but not able to try due to pandemic of Covid 19. Today managed to visit the restaurant. Overall, the food is well balanced same to the price. But the exceptional point is the pineapple pork ribs. I like it more than its famous prawn cook in 2 styles. People are friendly. Overall a good place to try out different cooking.

Black Shark 3 Review

I have only one word “Stunning”.

I have been a Samsung Note, Huawei, Apple, OPPO user lately. In summary all has their strengths and weaknesses. But when it comes to an all balance phone for work, games, performance, camera, movie watching… Always there is something not enough.

I used to think handy, slim and powerful phone. But the fact is you cannot have the best of both world. Eventually I decided to try get a Black Shark 3 for during 7-7 sales from Lazada. I got a pretty good deal from it.

First, if to point something I don’t like. Perhaps will be the camera. I believe Black Shark could do a little more in just the light capturing. The phone will be almost brilliant. I just need a balance camera.

As for the performance, the phone did really well with only the 8GB Ram model running on DDR 4. But any model above all are DDR 5. So far in term of day to day Microsoft Office, Adobe, Web performance. I find almost zero lag. Holding the phone is good but not perfect.

As for entertainment use, when you switch on 90 Hz of refresh rate, swithing on DSP and you find an almost monster roar performance. But of course you drain a little more battery of the day.

I particular like the design in gaming as it is carefully planned while you are playing. What will be the one touch function can lead to shutting off disturbing message and control of all gaming features.

Of all, don’t you agree the best thing is the speaker of smart phone should be facing you instead of side? While you playing game, watching YouTube, Netflix and so on. Mic with background noise reduction is another detail of designing not just a phone but something very special with heart.

Into accessories, one thing I need to mention is the fun cooler. Amazingly icy cool within seconds and immediately can reduce the heat of the phone.

Needless to say. The price of the phone probably half or even one third of an IPhone, Samsung or even OPPO high end phone.

I seldom review a phone and I think this is one of the phone that kick me up to sky. If got money to spare is a must own!!

Taiwan Long Chuan Beer

After dine in allowed, I visited one of mine favourite Taiwanese restaurant. Coincidently seen this beer. Of course crawing to taste the beer.

To the eye – Darker Yellow Gold with mild gas bubbles. To the nose very light mild malty aroma.  To the tongue feel like pilsner but light spicy and hoppy, mild crispy and mild bitter. After taste feel cooling with also very light sour.

Overall a blonde like lager which is easy to drink and go with any food. But not too much character for Malaysian especially our food culture more intense. One quick note is white rice is used as ingredients.

Just my personal perception!

Vespa Sprint 150 S – Malaysia 350

The new Vespa Sprint 150 S added to our portfolio. Indeed my first experience and I found that it is easy to ride. Not as a super bike but the power is just nice for a ride in the city.

I wouldn’t believe it feels like sporty bike if not seen from myself.

It has compartment big enough to carry a lot of stuff in just a 130kg body weight design.

Front center of the seat come with a hook and I do think this design is practical in small town when you pack a coffee or buying fruits that need a handy hanger.

This full automatic bike is just like a iron horse where you can go around and enjoy a scenic ride. Overall a total different experience.

Tokyo Summer 2019

It has been sometimes since we last update. A truly busy months and finally I have decided to go for a short break to my favorite destination – Tokyo.

Some new places and new things to do really made this trip unforgettable. Firstly, Viewing Shibuya crossing from the top of Magnet rooftop deck. Yes indeed the view is different and make more sense to feel the crossing in a bird eye view.

We have also visited a local favorite of grill lamp store in Shinjuku. It is true that I have not eaten any lamp that is so juicy before. You need to reserve the table or else you got to wait easily more than an hour. It is at basement level 3 entrance at Uniqlo ground floor.

I did not go to Kyoto this time but understand there is something similar in Tokyo. It is at the temple of Nezu Shrine. Great walking from Nippori station with lots of great food and coffee along.

I also visited showroom of casio opposite Tokyo station. But I think those models are too new for me to experience. I found that G factory in Malaysia and Singapore has more models than them.

I have also visited a store that have fun to bid you A5 Wagyu. The great things in Japan is always great food, great beers and many fun stuff.

Someone pointed me to this customize shoes offered by White Ashley of Converse. My last Converse was probably 20 years ago. This is something unique that you can customize your shoes with reasonable price.

I am delighted that I can tried Okinawa Ice Cream as it is just located near my hotel at Ebisu.

Perhaps the biggest surprise it the Disney land. I have been through HK and Paris Disneyland. But Tokyo Disney is much fun and unforgettable. The passionate staff in Disney is also a unique point.

Visited Tokyo metropolitan government tower for the scenery of whole Tokyo. It is free and you can get great crafted beer at the viewing floor and enjoy.

Footie went to Asakusa again a d this time with a twins! They are magnet and easily got lots of people like to take photo with them.

Lots of small shop for fashion a d foods. We found our favourite shop Paris Miki in Tokyo and tried Lobster roll by the street.

Tokyo is always a city that you can’t fully explore even with a few trips. Tokyo remained rank no 1 in my heart.