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Good home-cooked food out-of-home

>> Saturday, July 28, 2007

Here's another place that offers good home cooked food out-of-home. Hehe :P The variety of food served is really like those that u find at home :)

Apparently, the 'tauke' of this business is a Fu Chow, & his eatery offers food that brings a 'homey' feeling to all his patrons. The shop is situated opposite the Paramount Garden's Giant Supermarket, & is on the same row as a 'tyre shop'...it's quite easy to locate :P

The coffee shop serves non-halal food, Chinese-style cooking to be specific, ranging from the common food u find in a Chinese home like stir-fried vegetables, steam pork with salted fish, stir fried sliced potatoes with pork slices, to more 'glamorous' food like steamed siakap.

The most famous there is the stir-fried potato slices with pork slices. I was there with my family of 5, including my aunt, & we had a simple dinner of 5 dishes, rice, & drinks, coming up to a total of RM53.00. My aunt said it's reasonable, considering the fact that we ate deep fried 'ma yau' fish. The serving isn't big, but good enough to make one too full to move at the end of the dinner :P

Stir Fried Potato with Pork Slices

Japanese Taufu Cantonese Style

Steam pork with Salted Fish

Deep Fried 'Ma Yau' Fish (very crispy that even the bones can be eaten!)

Stir Fried Sweet Potato Leaves with Preserved Beancurd ('Fan Shu Miu chow Fu Yue')

I've included a map for this place as well (hope it's understandable). I can't recall the name of the coffee-shop, but it's a Fu-Chow cooking coffee-shop, which opens only at night, around 5.30p.m.-11p.m.


Bummer. It's just SO difficult to resize this map to perfection. Argh! I've been trying at least TEN times!! Anyways, I've indicated in the Legend which colored arrow represents which way you could come from to get to the coffee shop. Since it's not clear, I'll just write it out here:

Yellow: Coming from LDP Highway/Kelana Jaya LRT/Taman Megah/SS2 from LDP Highway

Turquoise: Coming from SS2/24 (main road) towards SEA Park. Passes Eng Seng Heng, Esso Petrol Station

Purple: Coming from 'Rothmans' roundabout (Sin Chew Jit Poh, Lisa De Inn, British American Tobacco)

- Ruth


Three Days Break

I'll be taking a short break 'til Monday, & will get back to 'work' on Tuesday. Anne's busy as well with the deadline of her project drawing nearer...so our dear readers, just hang in there & stay tuned. We'll be back with more exciting stuff to share!


'Heart warmers'

It's always delightful to have a good bunch of friends that take the effort to keep each other updated through the email. It's even more wonderful when they talk about food!! Hahaha... :D

Here's an excerpt (slightly altered) of the email that was sent by one of my uni-friends gang ;)

Hi pretty girls!

how're things thruout this week? i had quite an ok week.. hrm.. although nth much to do.. at least i did some work.. and yesterday we had a lunch fiesta @ pantai seafood restaurant.. hrm.. had lots of good food, since one our colleague is returning to India.

lemme bring the hunger out of you guys.. yest's menu:

1) Salad Prawn (SUper yummy! crunchy on the outside, soft at the inside)

2) Steam Prawn with Eggs

3) Tofu with Abalone and broccolli ( abalone macam rubber saja, but the gravy was... ada omph!)

4) Assam Fish ( some big fish duno what fish )

5) Thai Chicken

6) Steamed kampung chicken ( very simple dish, but very good in taste, super smooth chicken, served in a rattan duno what you call ( those like dimsum's))

7) Soft Shell Crab (not much of a taste anyway.. macam tepung saja.. mayb i duno how to 'yan seong' good food kua)

8) Yin Yong Kai Lan, Leaves are fried and the batang are steamed

9) La La Seong Tong

10) 3 types of Dessert
(a) Dumpling in Soya Bean,
(b) Sea Coconut and Longan
(c) Mixed Fruits

hm... yUm yUm... didnt take picture.. cuz my director is there.. sked she say i siao ad.. hehe

We had a fun night too! Went karaoke with my colleagues in Puchong Galaxy.. kinda fun.. and i think the price was OK.

RM 32/person. Ladies got special discount. Buffet Dinner, covers quite good food. They have sushi too. Vegetarian, deer, beef, chick, yummy fish.. lots of dessert and soup.. chinese soup and mushroom soup...

so... yest i had a tummy full day and had so much fun.. that i am having SORE THROAT now! argh!

After reading that email, I thought, "Hmm...perhaps Anne & I should pop by Pantai Seafood Restaurant (have to first find out where the place is!) & probably Puchong Galaxy as well!" But firstly, I've to drag Anne out of her workplace & unleash her from the busy schedule that she gets herself into! Nyehehe...time to sit down & plan my naughty 'Free Anne Campaign'! The weekend will be best for such 'interesting' planning....kekeke.. :P

- Ruth


Best fried oysters in PJ

>> Friday, July 27, 2007

Very sorry for not writing for a while. The both of us have been pretty busy. Anne's busy with a project at her workplace, & is cracking her head on C# & ASP stuff, while I've been cracking my head on VBA in Excel for automation using macros, & was on MC yesterday for high fever. Feeling better now... wergh.

Anyways, here's more on some recommended food/food places:

Last week, I had some really good 'hoe-chien' (Hokkien for fried oysters). I can dare say that this place offers the best fried oysters ever! It's located at a coffee shop called Tea Time Restaurant, Taman Mayang Jaya, Petaling Jaya. Situated right behind the old building of Lim Kok Wing College, this humble coffee shop offers a variety of food, from the tai chow (Chinese stir fried food: rice, veg, meat, etc), to noodles like prawn mee, pan mee (tom yam pan mee too!), Sarawak kolok mee, to the Bah Kut Teh.

The rest of the variety is so-so, but this Fried Oyster is one to enjoy! The oysters are huge, & the serving is proportioned to the price paid; a small plate (which serves 2-3 persons) costs RM8. I find it quite reasonable, considering the size of the oyster :P The big plate costs around RM10-12, i think.


You'll find this common-looking coffee shop at the corner, with a yellow signboard and red wordings. It's quite easy to locate if you know where Taman Mayang Jaya is in the first place :) Do try it out ;)

Tea Time Restaurant
Jalan SS26/9a (not too sure)
47410 Taman Mayang Jaya
Petaling Jaya.

Landmarks: Old Lim Kok Wing College, SK Taman Megah, SRJK (C) Yuk Chai, William's mamak, Relax Station

I've included a self-drawn map. It's not the best, but I reckon it does help :P FOr further enquiries, don't hesitate to drop by & ask us!


- Ruth & Anne


3BCS Reunion Anyone?

>> Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Syntax madness:

if (you are from 3BCS 2006/07, LI in KL)
{Perutbesi invites u for a reunion at Hartz Chicken Buffet, Times Square, KL}

while (you are interested in the reunion)
{drop Perutbesi a comment, stating interest & suggested date, or email Ruth before 11 August 2007}

elsif (you are from 3BCS 2006/07, LI NOT in KL)
{the invitation to the reunion is also opened to u! }

while (you are interested in the reunion)
{drop Perutbesi a comment, stating interest & suggested date, or email Ruth before 11 August 2007}

elsif (you are from 3BCS 2006/07, BUT not doin LI yet)
{the invitation to the reunion is also opened to u! }

while (you are interested in the reunion)
{drop Perutbesi a comment, stating interest & suggested date, or email Ruth before 11 August 2007}

elsif (you are NOT from 3BCS 2006/07, BUT want to join us for makan)
{drop Perutbesi a comment or email Ruth before 11 August 2007}

{ignore this post}

end if

Old English Madness:

"Hear ye, hear ye! If thou art a 3BCSian, & undergoing thy industrial training (LI) in Kuala Lumpur or not doin LI yet..., Perutbesi seek thee for a reunion (after 2 months of not meeting up with each other!)!! Give us thy suggestions on dates that thou art free to meet up with those in KL!! For those who aren't having LI in KL, the invitation is for thee too! Just let us, Perutbesi, know, & we'll plan something out!!"

Tentative place: Hartz Chicken Buffet, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur
Tentative date: 18 August 2007, Saturday

p/s: Drop a comment to notify us if u could make it & state your suggestion of date, or email Ruth before 11 August 2007.

Bahasa Pasar Madness:

Perhatian kpd semua dak2 3BCS 2006/07! Perutbesi ingin m'buat satu 'reunion' tuk semua di KL. Kpd kwn2 yg sdang menjalani LI kat KL ataupun kat mane2 saje di Msia DAN yg tak LI lagi pun, kwn2 semua dijemput tuk MAKAN beramai-ramai!! (ok, I know my BM is really bad to tears)

Tempat tentatif: Hartz Chicken Buffet, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur
Tarikh tentatif: 18 Ogos 2007, Sabtu

Jika berminat, sila komen kat blog Perutbesi, dengan cadangan tarikh skali, ataupun email Ruth sebelum 11 Ogos 2007.


Every cloud has a silver lining

>> Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Perutbesi duo didn't manage to visit the MIFB fair!! :( Yeah, we're pretty disappointed ourselves, but it's due to an unforeseen circumstance. Our apologies to all our faithful readers for not being able to cover this event. One of our friends who were suppose to go with us (who has the car...) had to work on Saturday morning. She's on-call since her project is about to go 'live' soon.

Anyways, as a 'compensation', Anne & I still had a good time with our 2 friends, Joey & Coey (no, they aren't related by blood...it just so happens that their names sound alike :P ) in the afternoon all through late night. Hehe... the girls decided to go shopping since it's the Malaysian Mega Sale, & we went to 1Utama. (surprise, surprise, I'm not exactly a shopping person- more of a meet-up-with-friends person) Before we left for 1U, we had a simple, but nice lunch near Joey's place...

The restaurant is called Relax Cafe. Haha...the ambience is pretty relaxing, I dare say. It's a Chinese cafe that serves noodles & rice. The price is pretty reasonable, & you can get a decent meal of rice/noodles + a drink for less than RM6.00. The serving is medium-sized, but it's enough to fill a person- even a Perutbesi! Kekeke...

Here's what we had:

Taiwan chicken noodles - RM4.80/bowl*
Ice Chinese tea (Jasmine tea- very fragrant) - RM0.80/glass


Prawn dumpling noodles - RM4.80/bowl* (if we remember correctly)

Salted chicken (with Chinese herbs) and rice -RM6.80/set

Otak-otak - RM3.80/set

* served with Shanghai noodles (the other noodle is called the Emperor noodles- fine noodles like those wan tan mee type)

** fruit juice there costs around RM2.50/glass

We spent more than an hour eating & chatting in the cosy cafe before heading to 1U for more fun :) At 1U, just to find a parking space took us nearly an hour! Yes, AN HOUR!. Wergh. But the 1 hour was utilized wisely, of course. Considering the fact that the 4 of us meet only once a month or the most twice a month, being stuck in the car wasn't too bad an idea ;)

We were at 1U for about 3 hours before heading back to my house for dinner! Yeah, my parents invited my 3 friends over for dinner, & we had home-cooked food that night. It's a bonus since they haven't been to my place before & it's been quite some time since Joey had home-cooked food (being away from home to work in PJ).

All in all, we had a fabulous time, & we parted for home with joy in our tummies & in our hearts as well ;)

Introducing the spread for Saturday night's dinner!

All for the photo!! Coey (Yo), Joey, Anne, & Ruth

'ABC' Soup

Steamed Red Talapia

Lighted Sauteed Prawns (just lightly fried prawns with a little salt)

Mince Pork with Dark Soy Sauce & Chopped Preserved Veg (choy pou in Cantonese)
This may not look very pleasing, but it's the tastiest among all the dishes! It's cooked by my aunt ;)

The 4 of us friends look forward for more of such times together :) Friendship is indeed God's special gift. No one can explain how it starts, or how it will blossom ;) Only time can tell :)

- Ruth


'Love-to-Eat' disorder

>> Friday, July 13, 2007

All we know is 'food' & 'eat'. I've a very bad feeling that the both of us, or at least myself, have a disorder called, "Love-to-Eat". *sigh* We're putting on weight, & I am putting on weight like nobody's business! *shrugs* Probably it's time to eat less, but eat more glorious food! Teeheehee...

I was talking to Anne just now on the msn (since we rarely meet now :( ), & I realized that all we talk about it food, travel, &... food & travel! Bah. As if it doesn't require cash. Perhaps the 2 things that motivate us to work is food & travel! With enough $$, we'll be able to not only get some property, but also have more opportunities to travel & eat! *yums*

We're thinking of going for a food hunt one weekend...heehee...maybe we'll not eat in such big portions, but we'll still eat, travel, & love these 2 things in life ;)

Anyone out there who would like to join us in our little adventure (for food) around KL?

- Ruth & Anne


"Think Food, Think Perutbesi"

Yes, think food, think Perutbesi. I reckon this should be our little slogan! Haha..what do u all out there think? We're looking for ideas to make this site more interesting & exciting despite our busy work schedules. If any of our readers have any ideas, whether it is topics to write about or events to cover, do drop us a comment or two & let us know! :P

- Ruth


Malaysia Food Festival - Spice Route

>> Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hey ya! I'm back and all spiced up with some updates on the Malaysia Food Festival 2007. Couldn't run away from posting this as Ruth has declared in her previous post that "...Anne will be at Suria KLCC today to cover the event & bring back some photos & news..." . Better get this posted before she start hunting me up and down for this *grin*

I was hoping to cover on the opening ceremony yesterday (Fri) but i couldn't make it to the ceremony on time :( But i was able to stop by at the Spice Route event today and get some information for our dear readers here :)

MFF '07 at Suria KLCC


The Spice Route event will be held until this Sunday at Suria KLCC Centrecourt. There are few exhibitors from the food industry who participated in that event. Among them are Chakri Place, San Francisco Steakhouse, Chocz, Bakin' Boys Malaysia, King Pie, House of Peri-Peri, Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant, Santini@Suria KLCC. Shrooms, Bongsen, Stars Oysters & Sushi Bar etc. Visitor can get to try on some of the delicacies offered at the booth, get a glimpse of the menu, watch live culinary demonstration or talk to their staff. Some of the exhibitors also give away discount voucher or free meal voucher for lucky visitor :)


Well..do make a trip to Suria KLCC to experience the wonders of Malaysian food :) For those who couldn't make it, dun worry...as the Tutti Fruity event will be take place at 1 Utama on 17-19 August. There will be a wide array of thirst-quenching juices, mocktails and fruit drinks for visitor to try on during the event *yay*.

Visitor can also get to see a lineup of lip smacking rice dishes at the third event for the Malaysia Food Festival 2007, the Rice Festival. It will be held on 24-26 August at Sunway Pyramid Main Concourse Lower Level 1.

See you there! :)



Steamboat Dinner

It's always nice to have a steamboat dinner on a cool day- adds 'umph' to the atmosphere :) Last Sunday was quite a cool day, after a few hours of shower. My family (uncles, aunties, cousins, etc) had a warm time together, eating to our heart satisfies :P

Steamboat is actually just a pot of stock/soup (usually chicken or pork bones boiled with the stem of the 'pak choy' to make the soup more tasty) where you 'throw' in a variety of meat & vegetables to cook before scooping them up with specific utensils i.e. a small ladle & a ladle with holes (not sure what it's called in specific).

Ladles used in steamboat; one with holes to 'fish' out the meat/vegie, & another without holes to scoop the soup (picture taken from Google)

When I first Googled for the origin of Steamboat, what I found was the ship type of steamboat. *sweat* Apparently, this food-kinda steamboat is referred to as the 'Hot Pot'. I found out that this dish is usually eaten during winter, when the weather is cold! Mmm..I'm sure a hot pot of stock with meat & vegie would do SO good during winter!! :D Reminds me of Korea & the 'Jjigae' dishes, which is the Korean spicy steamboat :P Argh...I miss the good food in Korea & I wanna have some good food in Malaysia!!

It is believed that the Steamboat originated from Mongolia (strangely!) & traditionally, the pot is coal-heated, unlike the modern gas/electric ones now :) I can still remember how the old steamboat pot looks like. It's like a pot with a hole in the middle for the coal to burn :D

Traditional steamboat pot (picture taken from Google)

I'm not gonna ramble 'bout Steamboat for now :P If you would wanna know more about it, check out these sites. Enjoy the photos & hope that it'll whet your taste buds to crave for some Steamboat!


The variety of food that can go into the soup (meatballs, beancurd, beancurd sheets, vegie, meat slices...chilli sauce/boh is a must when it comes to dips!)

When the soup is boiled, put in the vegie or meat

Allow the assortment to cook (cover the pot/dish)

When it's done, it looks like this!

Time to makan! 'Dig-in!'

- Ruth


Weekend Escapade

>> Monday, July 9, 2007

Hey ya...the M.I.A Perutbesi is back :)

Sorry for the lack of updates. Have lots of photos to share and lets start with my short-but-fun-and-tiring-overall-satisfying trip to the historical city of Malacca (a.k.a Melaka) :)

1) First stop: A Farmosa Waterworld

*RM49 on weekends (Price includes entrance ticket + lunch + drink)

Lunch in wet clothes
Lunch at A Farmosa

Hot plate yee mee
Hot plate yee mee

Curry chicken rice with vegetarian prawn (yum yum)
Curry chicken rice

2) Second stop: Check in at Century Mahkota Hotel

*One bedroom apartment RM227++ for one night. Super small with 1 mini bedroom, 1 mini living room, 1 mini kitchen with mini fridge and 1 huge balcony (".) . The apartment was just so-so but the hotel provides very good facilities, 2 huge pools, golf, badminton court, etc (thumbs up for their facilities especially their dolphin pool..lurv it!)

View from our room
Century Mahkota Hotel

3) Third stop: Satay celup at Ban Lee Siang, Jalan Ong Kim Wee

A pot of hot and yummylicious satay (spicy peanut) sauce
Satay celup

Assortment of raw and semi-cooked meat, seafood and vege on skewers
Satay celup2

This is the best part of the entire Malacca trip :) Got ourselves a first-hand tryout on the famous satay celup (celup=dip) Satay celup is one of the famous delicacies in Malacca. It is a type of mini steamboat where raw ingredients are placed on skewers and dipped into a boiling spicy peanut sauce to be cooked. Each skewer cost about 50-60 cent per stick. Don't miss this dish when you come to Malacca next time :) But be prepared to get urself soaked in sweat coz believe me..it's hot! And beware that you might lost your voice after eating this coz all of us did :) Do remember to drink lots of water afterward!

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup
45E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee,
Tel: 606-284 1935

4) Fourth stop: Jonker StreetWe couldn't find any parking space nearby Jonker Street. Thus, we took a 10 minutes walk from Ban Lee Siang to Jonker Street to visit the weekend night market there. (We need a good walk to help us digest our dinner before we start eating again at Jonker :P)

Jonker street 1

Colorful dim sum
Dim sum

4 pieces for RM3
Dim sum2

Weekend night market at Jonker Street
Jonker street 2

Have fun! :)



8th International Food & Beverage Trade Fair 2007

>> Friday, July 6, 2007

Yes! An international food fair is about to paint the town red next week!! And u bet that the Perutbesi duo will step their feet into that fair! The fair is actually targeted at corporate people & those involved in food & beverage trades, but we, the Perutbesi duo will just drop by to cover the event for all our Perutbesi site readers!

Here are the relevant details for your information:

Event : 8th Malaysia International Food & Beverage Trade Fair
Date : 12th-14th of July 2007
Venue : MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC)
Jalan Khidmat Usaha
Off Jalan Duta
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (603)62037032

Organized by: Expomal International Sdn Bhd & Utusan Group Malaysia

The 1st two days will be opened only for trade visitors only (from 10.30am – 6.00pm), while the last day, Saturday, 14th July 2007, will be opened to trade visitors & the public (10.30am – 5.00pm).

To find out more about the fair, click go to the MIFB's website & there'll be loads of information for you to digest!

Just in case, here's the map :) Stay tuned to the Perutbesi site!

- Ruth & Anne


Seafood Pasta

>> Thursday, July 5, 2007

Just to tempt our readers with some good home-cooked food. This seafood pasta is cooked by my aunt, a very good cook. The sauce has crab-sticks, prawns, squid, oyster mushrooms, eggs, garlic, & tomato puree of course! I didn't have enough pasta for the load of sauce that I have, so my colleague & I cooked some instant noodles to go with the sauce. Not too bad! :P I'm not too sure 'bout the rest of the ingredients, but this is what I had for lunch last week & last Monday!


With cheese & extra oregano!


- Ruth

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