Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hon Kee Porridge, Damansara Uptown

Having carved a name for its famous porridge and other specialties over the past 62 years, bringing you the original recipe that has been the best porridge stall in town. I'm sure the name HONKEE PORRIDGE famous since 1949, run by 3 generations, started with their late grandfather whom owned the stall six decades ago in Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This shop located at Damansara Uptown, this restaurant is situated same row with Wondermilk cupcakes, it's a center shop and further down another landmark would be front row with TM Point. I'm a fan of porridge and love taste of porridge. A lot people think that it's easy to cook porridge just dump rice into water and boil it till become watery, but for me I think proper skill will work accordingly to cook a nice bowl of porridge.

Being a first timer walking into this shop, I have no idea what is this shop famous for and I don't even know what to order. I feel little bit disappointing with the shop without WIFI access, I can't check the info on Google what to order for food. I can't blame the waiter and waitress for not recommending their signature food, but everything is self service [pencil & ordering form] when come to ordering food.

Lot's of varieties for selection 

Immediately after opening menu, what attracted me the most FRESH FROG PORRIDGE. Why because of photo, while the rest is just normal to me accordingly to menu. When looking at frog porridge photo it's reminded me of Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge. I ordered Gong Bao [ Cantonese translation Kong Pou] frog porridge with dried chili.

Greenly nature with bamboo plants

The Hall of fame

While waiting for food to be serve, my hand it's itchy and I can't resist myself to snap photos every corner of the shop. Whole shop it's greenly concept with bamboos shoot as main decoration purposes. On the wall deco, news from newspapers, food column & not forgetting of food bloggers. It's peaceful with nature while enjoying porridge.

Gong Bao Frog Porridge served in clay pot after waited for 20min, together with You Tiao [ Cantonese translation Yau Zhar Kwai]. I love plain white porridge with soft, smooth texture with sesame oil, daun bawang on top. Every slurp of hot porridge was a delight to the empty stomach. Caution, it's hot when you put into mouth, otherwise will burn your tongue.. hehehe!!

Smooth texture porridge with sesame oil, daun bawang

Chinese Bread Stick

Gong Bao Frog Porridge with dried chili

For the Gong Bao Frog, frog is fresh and crunchy to eat, value for money but I'm disappointing with sauce, because it's too salty until cover up dried chili taste. After a few hours eating I felt very thirsty needed a lot water, replenishing salty taste. Overall I find it's ok to eat.

After doing researched, I only found out this shop is famous for raw fish porridge, pork meatballs porridge, pork innards porridge, century egg [Sien Tan] and minced pork porridge, shredded chicken porridge, teng chai Porridge, etc etc. Will be back visiting again, to try up some of dishes that makes you go yummy yummy. If you're porridge lover, do drop by to this shop anytime for a bowl of nice porridge with reasonable price.

Address: Honkee Porridge Restaurant 汉记靓粥
No 71, Jalan SS21/1A,
Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
GPS : N03 08.084" E101 37.258'
Bussiness Hours : 0700-2200 Mon-Sun

Official Site : Honkee Porridge
FB : Honkee Porridge
Contact : 012-2380362/ 019-9824328

While that, there are few more branch located in town:-
Lot 10 Shopping Centre (Hutong Foodcourt)
Bandar Puteri Puchong
Taipan, USJ
Kepong Metro Perdana
Petaling Street
N3.144298 E101.697832

Friday, October 21, 2011


Happening month, for little sister. After hard work on her studies, finally she graduated from University Malaya - Bachelor Degree on Information Technology. Too bad, I'm unable to attend her convocation. Happy Graduation, Melisa Tan. Wish you all the best for your future undertaking.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Salad Bar

I'm invited by friend late evening dinner after work to this restaurant. When he told me we're going to have SALAD as dinner for tonite. I'm shocked & surprised only SALAD for dinner?? Never in my life I have salad as food for meal, *facepalm* @_@. I'm thinking is he crazy? Only salad for dinner?? Then this friend trying to convince me and explained to me in details about this restaurant.

After long talked, I decided to give a try on this salad meal. I'm curious to know what is so good about salad meal that everyone is going for that. This friend said "it's suitable for those who's on diet". My jaw dropped, "DIET"... swt -_-"

The Salad Bar located in Damansara Uptown (same row as the police station/ Public Bank) Curious to know how this shop going to be like. As i stepped into the shop, I feel fresh with the shop decoration. Colorful chairs arrangement with white table combination. Free WIFI access available, there also a lot salad magazine for your references while you enjoying your food. You even bring your own board game for leisure.

Besides serving salads, this restaurant also serves sandwiches, pasta, soups and juices. If you have no idea what to order, you can go through their menu that comes with pictures and a little information about what’s inside and how is it good for you. Ordering also made easy with three simple steps. Firstly, choose two greens of your choice then choose three toppings and lastly select one dressing. Salad available in small, medium & large sizes.

I tried out High Energy Superman Salad. Salad topped with generous amount of cornflakes that gave it a nice crunch, as well as savoury chicken sausages. However, if you don't like sausages, you can replace with herbs chicken or spicy chicken. Loaded with prunes, pumpkin, corn flakes, sausages and plenty of greens, definitely delicious!!

Next, my friend tried out the SuperSalad B.L.O.G. 4 combination colors of food oranges, raisins, olive, prunes, white soft taufu with sesame dressing. It bring you the oriental flavored salad when sesame sauce mixed well while eating together with taufu.

Another salad worth to try SuperSalad - Squares & Rounds. Salad with grains like chickpeas, buckwheat & millets and tossed with homemade miso dressing. Opening up flavor as you eat, love olive, crunchy and fresh.

Salad set came with fruit juice. I had once cup of fresh red apple fruit juice. All juices at Salad Bar are freshly squeezed, without addition of water and sugar, the way juices are meant to be. Originally sweetness come from 100% of fresh fruit. Red Apple juice tasted very natural with apple's kernel at the bottom of the drink. It’s perfect to quench your thirst any time of the day.

With the shop strategically located among the hustle and bustle of office buildings and in the heart of Petaling Jaya, there’s no excuse that you can’t eat healthily. Of course, you can always prepare the salad in the comfort of your home but why the hassle when it’s conveniently prepared for you fresh daily? It's also available for delivery services within distance area. Truly healthy life style with The Salad Bar shop.

The Salad Bar
No. 41, Jalan SS21/60,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel no.: +03-77312228 / +6012-201 1883 (Harry)
GPS Coordinates: 3.133887,101.62267

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Full House ssTwo Mall

Visited Full House at ssTwo Mall branch last Saturday, in conjunction of college mates gathering. It's been such a long we did not meet each other after graduated from schools everyone busy with working life. Some into marriage life, while the rest enjoying life. Gathering organized by Cecilia the host event for the gathering.

On and off been hearing too much news about Full House, yet this is the first time I'm stepping into Full House. This restaurant inspired by the popular Korean Drama titled Full House, owned by famous Korean celebrity.

Full house is a Lifestyle Store and Cafe, lots of different variety of choices on the menu that you can browse through and buy. As usual routine, flipping the menu what to have for my dinner, here's are the selection that I personally love it very much.

The dory fish was cooked till just nice, and the sautee shitake mushroom, chilies and crunchy vegetables. The sauce was creamy and tasty. But I find the portion is a little small, I would say is more like appetizer rather than main course.

 Dory Fish Set. Price-RM16.90 

The grilled chicken chop served with mashed potato, and daily vege was one of Lilian's favorite, as the black pepper raisin sauce went well with the chicken. Again portion is rather small according to Lilian.

 Chicken Chop Set. Price-RM18.90 

Smooth papaya milk shake nice combination with milk, but very disappointing on the bubbles pearls. Too hard to eat.. Sighs!
 Papaya Milk Shake RM8.90

After the makan-makan, it's photo session. We walked around the restaurant just for photo shoot. Some of the items for sales like clothes, accessories, shoes, etc. Cute nice deco.

 Jennifer, Cecilia

 Nice bathtub deco

 Lilian, Me =P

Soft toy for sale 

 Notebooks, weird item available for sale

 Posting for myself =)

Enjoying my time with them. It's so fun getting along together. Girls talk plus lots of memories since the day schooling days until now. Hope to have more gathering and able to meet you all in the future.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


After so long been using Streamyx Package 1Mbps with monthly fees RM99 for almost 6 years, now it's the time to upgrade to HIGH SPEED BROADBAND, because most of my family members are using internet daily. Can say each of us have own desktops and laptops in the house. What can you expect, 1Mbps sharing among 6 users at one time, must be draining right?

Of course, I been hearing too much complaints about UNIFI package. The first major issue is the package that's offered been too expensive. I agreed everyone too. After listing down pro and cons, here's are the benefit to enjoy UNIFI. Some are benefit that worth subscribing UNIFI. Let's check below:

1) House don't have Astro previously, available Hypp Tv Channel is additional channels to bring family closer while watching and enjoying TV programme together.

2) No lagging while playing online games, streaming online radios and videos, uploading and downloading with faster speed.

 3) Cordless phone which is rechargeable, can tag around within house. LAN line phone is free available for calling LAN line only.

4) No more tangling long cabling inside house, which previously inconvenience for kids and elderly people while walking around house.

The best is to subscribe online at UNIFI webpage, with FREE installation & equipment, FREE 1 month subscription. Promotion is available to limited time only.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Secret of Louisiana

Recently a friend, invited me for lunch during office hour. A place that I never been before. Actually when he was talking about "Secret of  Louisiana" seriously I have no idea what is that about. Not until I been there and saw with my own eyes. Wow, This place is so near to where I been working nearby and I had never checked it out, I'm so blessed to be here =D

Secret of  Louisiana is a cafe & restaurant located in Plaza Kelana Jaya commercial area (built around where Kelana Jaya Seafood used to be). It's still quite quiet, with not all the shop lots occupied, so the great side effect is that parking is relatively easy to find:

View from sitting place to lake covered with canopy

Kelana Jaya Lake View

There is a nice Al-Fresco dining area at the restaurant, next to lake. It's a romantic place for dating couples. No matter lunch or dinner, I doubt it's a nice place to be. I'm sure during Valentine's Day would be crowded and packed with couples. Co-incidence lunch time is cooling weather plus windy day, just nice and relax while enjoying meal. Recommended to come here during night time for dinner because it's happening, romantic with beautiful decoration and lighting effects.

Scenery facing lake

Al-Fresco Dining Area

See caption at the bottom "EAT ALL YOU CAN".
Hehehe... seriously how to they make a profit with this?

How does this offer work? Simple, there are 6 different choices of pasta that you can select choice of your own preferences.. You can order from those 6 choices as many times as you can eat them in succession. That is to say, finish one pasta, order another. Simple!  A complete set meal worth RM14.80 including drinks, appetizer, main course and desserts. Sounds like a good deal?? =D

Menu board well decorated tinted with glass frame

Ice Lemon Tea

Soup of the day: Mushroom Soup

Salad Dressing 

Mexican Ageto Olive Pasta

Chicken Smoked Sausages Pasta

Creamy Pesto Waite Fisa Pasta

Vanilla Ice-cream for dessert

We didn't try every variety. Can't be too greedy to try all, still need to care for own stomach. Chosen 3 pasta of favorite choices. So was the pasta any good? Well I'd say they were decent. Don't expect too much for RM14.80. They are all very basic dishes but for the price you pay there's no reason to complain. My personal favorite is the tomato pasta [Chicken Smoked Sausages]. Chicken minced meat and sausages, opening up flavor, so well worth trying out.

Mexican Ageto Olive, not bad mixed with olive oil and secret mild spicy herbs. Not too oily. Another would be Creamy Pesto Waite Fisa would nice to try out if you personally like mint sauce, creamy mixed with fish meat.

I will be coming back second time later to try their actual menu (Cajun food!) that I came across, another food blogger on My Very First Blog by Foongpc. Oh and I noticed their set lunches are very decently priced as well so that's probably worth checking out. Enjoying my meal with nice lake-view. Thanks to my friend, I get to try a lot new food... =D

Secret of Louisiana Restaurant
Block D-01-01, Jalan SS7/13A,
Plaza Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7875 5230

Business Hours: Mon – Thu (11am – 3pm & 5pm – 12am)
Fri – Sat (11am – 3pm & 5pm – 1am)
Sun (5pm – 12am)
Website: Secret of Louisiana

If Tomorrow Never Comes

Love the lyrics behind this song. If tomorrow never come.. 
how would you treasure your love one's??
If there's no tomorrow, and all we have is here and now, 
I'm happy just to have you, you're all the love I need somehow...

"If Tomorrow Never Comes"
Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes