Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fathers' Day Celebration at The Ship, Damansara

Happy Fathers' Day!

Picture drawn by Daddy using Samsung Galaxy Note.
(Updated 19/6/2012)

Decided to celebrate Fathers' Day at The Ship as it was a steakhouse we used to frequent few years back and this was an opportunity to reminisce the good old days while dining in. 
The ship in the Ship.

Customers who arrived late had to reserve their tables by writing names as the restaurant refused telephone reservations due to the nationwide celebration. We were lucky we came earlier as we arrived at around 6pm and we managed to get a table without having to wait.

Me and mummy. Daddy refused to take pictures haha.

Cousin brother came along too! 

Love their logo.

 Daddy's Krispy Fried Chicken.

Mummy's Fillet Steak. 

 My Tenderloin Sizzling Steak. Seems like I'm unable to resist the word 'Sizzling' each time I scan through a food menu.

Cousin brother's Charbroiled Rib Eye Steak.

Overall, it was definitely not the best steak in town as they have been claiming but the quality of dine in experience is still very much enjoyable and the food quality has not plummeted unlike other well known restaurant chains. We still enjoy the food very much with lots of chit chat going on. On the other note, I do agree it was the best economic steak in town though and I will surely come back for more.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Sopoong Korean Restaurant at Times Square

Here comes the long awaiting pay-day and I've been secretly wanting to reward myself with some shopping therapy. Asked hubby to be my shopping buddy and he said yes without hesitating!

Had brunch at Sopoong Korean restaurant at the lower ground floor of Times Square (opposite Cold Storage). Planned to have Nando's but then we had both succumbed to the temptations of Korean food #always.

Typical Korean dine in restaurant. Wall on the left corner displaying Jang Geun Suk and some other Kpop stars posters. Speaking about Kpop, I can't wait for the Big Bang concert in this upcoming October!! OMG!

Hubby deciding on what to eat. Kimchi Ramyun is his all time favourite but this time I managed to persuade him to change his mind. Ordered spicy fried udon instead.

Fell in love with dark hair recently and ironically was going to watch Snow White and the Huntsmen later. And to my astonishment Kristen Stewart had her braided like mine too!

Hubby's spicy fried udon!

My Ja Jang Myun!

Complimentary Ddokbogi which comes in a set.

Chal Mokkgae Seumnida!

 Snow White and the Huntsmen! Cinematography was awesome but the storyline was okay level only.

Knitted love top bought from Times Square! Thanks Hubby for buying me this as a reward! Love the top <3.

Ended post with cat in a bag photo. Haha!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Day at The Curve and IPC

Despite the infamous incidents at The Curve, The Curve no doubt is still one of my favourite shopping malls. Why? First of all, the building has only two to three levels and you can save the hassle of finding those escalators. Secondly, I love The Street Market and who doesn't love markets especially when you can find cheap clothes and accessories.

 Had yummy fish head noodle for breakfast at Damansara Kim (near Tropicana Mall) before head on down to The Curve/Ikano.

 Definitely one of our family's favourites.

 Of course, had Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt at Ikano Power Centre before we went hunting for clothes. Tried Seasonal Tropical Paradise frozen yogurt in cone and it is mootastic and moolicious yummy! Even mummy loves it!

Almost squealed when I spotted Doraemon outside E-Curve! Look at all those Doraemon merchandise!

 Doraemon is my favourite comic character of all times and it almost brought me to tears when I saw Doraemon and Nobita walking out from the stage.
T___________T Finally met my childhood idol. Touched. There's a photo session with children only (how unfair) and I was secretly admiring Doraemon below the stage like a fan.

 Subway for lunch and Uptown lam mee afterwards.

Shopping haul of the day! Asymmetrical dress from E-Curve and oxford heels from the Street Market. 


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Of Dakgalbi, Frozen Yogurt and Hui Ming's Bday

Decided to try making yogurt at home and I didn't expect it to be quite successful! =D The whole yogurt making process is easy but pretty time consuming as you have to monitor the yogurt from time to time.

Proceed into making frozen yogurt after my yogurt is ready. The key to making frozen yogurt? Whisk whisk whisk~! Warm up your arm beforehand as whisking yogurt can be quite tiresome.

Did I mention that if you have a box of Gochujang (Korean red chilli pepper paste), you can cook a variety of Korean dishes out of it? Well, if you don't feel like buying it from supermarket, you can always make your own Gochujang

Dakgalbi, or Korean spicy fried chicken is probably one of the easiest dishes to make with Gochujang. To cook Dakgalbi, all you need is:
  • Diced chicken thigh and breast meat
  • Chopped garlic
  • 5 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of chilli flakes 
  • 3 tablespoons of Gochujang (or to your own liking)
  • 1/4 of whole white cabbage
  • Green onion
  • 2 tablespoon of sesame oil
Last but not least, fresh lettuce to wrap your Dakgalbi and om nom nom in one bite! The original Dakgalbi would have sweet potato and carrot too but chicken with cabbage is fine for me.

Before I start cooking the chicken, I prefer to marinate it with the seasoning and spices as I've mentioned above. Then heat the pan, fry the garlic until it is golden brown and start throwing in your chicken and cabbage. Add some more Gochujang if you can tolerate high level of spiciness. Fry fry fry and you are done!

Tadaa, my end result! This time I'm cooking it without cabbage as I've forgot to restock it.

Okay, here's the original Uncle Jang Dakgalbi for your reference.

And some might say why still bother going to Korean restaurants and paying so much of money if you can cook your own Korean food at home?

As I've mentioned in my previous post, something about Korean food makes me keep craving for more and it is none other than their side dishes. Korean side dishes all come in small portions and in most Korean restaurants, they are free and refillable!  Furthermore, they are appetizing and not to mention, healthy!

As Korean side dishes are mainly marinated vegetables, radish, seaweed or potato, it does not involve any complicated procedures to prepare them. However, preparing dozens of dishes is so time consuming that unless you are a full time Korean housewife and you spend most of your time marinating vegetables at home, which is impossible for me. 

Hmm, so what's next to cook? haha

P/S: Happy 21st Birthday to my childhood friend! Hope you enjoy and like our post-celebration at Daorae Korean BBQ, Kepong!

Friendship forever!

Footy chocolate cake from San Terri. Her boyfriend is such a sweetie for discussing cake and birthday plan suggestions with me days before. 

And hope you like my pressie! Which is a Domokun Bday card and the ♥HM letter blocks from Typo! Necklace is from Bobo and Ah Kuan. Rilakuma bear is from her boyfie. So much love from us!
Picture stolen from Hui Ming's facebook.