Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pudu Food crawl

My initiation to a Food Crawl. Special thanks to boo_licious who organised it.

Let’s see now, there was at least 9 of us floggers (food bloggers). Yes, I am playing it safe by not listing names. Very good chance I will miss out one or two. Yup, it was that long ago.

Incredibly bleached pictures ahead. Limited lightings with shadows abound. When I uploaded the photos, all black. I cannot even see what I shot. So presenting heavily doctored pictures.

Crawl started here.

Happily we tucked into 3 of its signature dishes.

Stuffed Braised Duck
Lapped up the gravy. Not a morsel escaped

Fish Paste wrapped in Chicken SkinKar-Heong (literally translated as 'hometown') VegetablesToo little you say? Hello, we just started and the night was still at infant stage.

Not so happily settled:-A few of us who had been there were shocked at what we believed were the higher than usual prices. Our conclusion, the restaurant hiked up our bill to ‘penalise’ us for occupying space and ordering only such small number of dishes … most unethical, no?

The crawl must go on.

We crossed the busy road and .. whoa *making a dramatic sweeping arms open wide gesture* One of the many street food paradises in our city!

Floggers immediately went into action. A couple went to see about our seating arrangement (grabbing empty tables and chairs), a few scooped around for things to order.

"Si-thau.. Auntie.. Leng-sou.. I’ll take this, this, and of course this .. how much.. what's the difference.. ingredients include .. and .."

Others busy shooting away at the stalls, ingredients, crowd, ambience and selves.

A banquet made up of:-

Boiled cockles. Don’t fret rasa malaysia, I do believe I ate your share.

Chee-cheong-fun (Steamed Flat Rice Sheets) drenched in curry gravy and in sweet bean sauce. Specially dedicated to bubbly CCF fanatic, of course.

Fried Chicken. Handsome Jackson swore by these crunchily-lious. Come to think of it, I think we ended up ordering 2 more plates!

Yau-yu-ong-choy (Cuttlefish and kangkung greens). I'm very sure we had that. Just cannot find the picture. =(

Mixed Pork Soup. We had better.Mixed Pork Porridge. Uh-oh, again no picture. (-_-)"

Fried Chicken Legs. Pity I have not acquired this fetish so woe to me watching the others took these apart in gusto.Iced Luk-mei drink (literally translated as 6 tastes drink)Chinese Herbal Tea drink. Less another eye-stinger. No picture.

Fried Raddish Cake. I like it chili hot.Money spent:- Err.. I don’t know how much all the above cost. I was busy positioning, snapping pictures, spooning, forking and directing personal food traffic, not much paying. *shy* Hail all generous paymasters, thank you thank you.

Night not so young but we were, especially our tummies. Desserts! After much deliberation, we leaned on paprika’s connection to score us a table at a restaurant specialising in Malay cuisine.Oh my, talk about a sudden change of ambience and being underdressed.Felt a bit shy at first. Key word here is ‘at first’. The next second this happened.

Wow. ‘Hey, you are in my light.” Click-click-click.‘Can move that away?’Oh, gorgeous-nya. Click-click-click‘Place here, place here. Here more light.’‘Click-click-click. Are you done yet? Even the cakes are melting!Sadly, my food pictures don’t do justice to the presentation nor the taste at all so please torture yourself here, here and here. My personal favourites were Durian Cheesecake and Gula Melaka Cake. Calling mamak stalls ‘kakis’, they offer Teh Tarik Ice Cream!

Bill:- paprika insisted on treating. =O

This food blogging hobby of mine is so rewarding! *enthusiastically pat self & (ahem) pockets then run to hide from the anti-opportunist /cheapskate brigade*

Contact:-The restaurant's website

Psst...If you hear grumblings or gasps of disbelieve the moment you enter this post, its expected. No, it’s not time for your medica..(ahem) vitamins. Nor mine. Those audible buzz would be from my fellow floggers who are amazed at my ‘Malaysian Time’ in posting events. This crawl happened almost 4 months ago (according to Ipoh Mali Jason, it was on auspicious 070707). *smiles sheepishly and slinks away*


Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Better late than never! (me!)

Tummythoz said...

lyrical lemongrass, yalor, why didn't you? I wasted time searching for info at your blog pulak.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

my my..thats seriously damn long ago everywhere!

Jackson said...

haha..really late.. i almost forgot how's the taste of fried chicken

Rasa Malaysia said...

LOL. Aiya, I am in Penang but no time to go to KL this time. Penang rains rains rains for 10 days straight only these two days has some sun, sigh but I am going back to Irvine soon. Global warming. More seafood dishes waiting for me to devour.
Thanks for thinking of me, cockles is indeed one of my favorites.

jason said...

Uh oh, I saw my fingers there. My camera there. My head also... hahaha.

You didn't use flash? Cos I noticed someone's cam constantly blinking, I thought it's you.

Tummythoz said...

NJoe, yeah u, your height and broad shoulders kept getting in the way! =D

Celebrity Jackson, go again-lor. Hey, any plans to 'tapau' something hot & spicy for bini sekalian from your sponsored Pg trip?

rasa malaysia, oh lucky you. At least you've got easy access to Hokkien Mee, Curry Mee, Koay Teow Th'ng and such to keep you warm. It's raining everyday over here in KL too.

jason, next time I'll capture your legs. Hehe.
I did use flash a few times but those pictures turn out worse. I believe a few of those acceptable ones were products of the great lighting provided by handphones. TQ handphone owners who I cannot recall who's who now. =P

New Kid on the Blog said...

Sek Yuen Restaurant's food so so so expensive!!! My goodness....

I see everyone busy taking pictures instead of eating those desserts!!!

wmw said...

Thanks for the dedication! Hehe....I'm also one of those who haven't posted yet lah!

Tummythoz said...

new kid on the blog, usually it is not so. Try checking out A Whiff of Lemongrass and Masak-masak for better reviews of the place.

wmw, I noticed. I was scouring everybody's blogs for (ahem) reference.

MeiyeN said...

wow....da sek yuen's expensive? O_o

team bsg said...

Must say you are quite a different kind of food connoisseur.

DTE ( very ). comfortable. serene

Paprika said...

Waaaah, has it been four months? My goodness! Its time we round up the troups again and you can blog about it next year! hahaha... Am impressed you still remember the details like it was yesterday. Am glad you enjoyed the desserts. Check out the food paparazzi!

Tummythoz said...

meiyen, think the restaurant just want to discourage big crowds with relatively tiny orders. =(

team bsg, err what's DTE-ar? Ada bagus-ka?

paprika, *shy* but if we do it again, promise to blog it before next Deepavali! Muaahahaha.

team bsg said...

oh it means you r like the friendly gal nex door.
a sin not to buy you a small drink.

pablopabla said...

Phoar! You fellas can really eat ;)

But out of all the pics, I like the one with the food bloggers taking the pics of the food like a swarm of ants the best :D

Tummythoz said...

team bsg, awwshucks *blush*. Can get food to go with drink? Hehe.

pablopablo, you must join us sometime for the 'LIVE' action.

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