#76: Tortilla Chips with Stir Fries

Initially wanted to make dumplings but ended up this way, since the original tortilla chips not nice to eat.

Ingredients:

  • Mission’s Original Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Cherry Tomatoes, mixed color
  • White Button Mushrooms
  • Chili Flakes
  • Oil
  • Potatoes
  • Red Apple

Method:

  1. Wash and peel the potatoes, and apple. Julienne them.
  2. Slice the mushrooms into smaller pieces.
  3. Half the tomatoes.
  4. In a pan, heat some oil.
  5. Saute the potatoes until they soften.
  6. Add in mushrooms, and stir fry them.
  7. Then add in the apples, and tomatoes. Stir fry until all mix well.
  8. Then season with the chili flakes.
  9. Serve on tortilla chips.

#69: yesterday

yesterday, 18/11/17, my brother’s birthday. the exact day. we had dinner in Putien, Subang Courtyard SS15 again. mom booked a table for 6; my parents, us, my brother & his soon-to-be-wife. i was the first to arrived and lucky enough to get parking outside, in front of Texas Chicken. i came out early because i went to collect my new specs (sponsored by mom because i got no money to change new specs). then there was a slight flood and jam on my way out.

then came my parents after that.. i waited for them outside the restaurant. my brother came later after that. dinner is 6pm and i’ve told him in advance. guess what? all 5 of us waited for him. i even reserved some food on his plate and bowls. and guess what? he only came when we finished dinner and about to leave. when he came, he din even wish my brother happy birthday.

luckily mom gave me extra cash, otherwise i can’t even give my brother his birthday angpow. when i ask him for petrol money and angpow money is like i’m begging for money. i got 100 from him and he was like really don’t want give. hello.. if i have more cash in hand, i won’t ask. and… since 2006 i’ve never receive any proper allowance that a husband should be giving..

he said i no go find work. how he know? i have applying and getting rejected. the day before, friday. i met up with this guy about a job. i’m just waiting for the date to start. there are people out there who knows how i’m struggling with bills, and looking for jobs. and my stress affected my hands’ pain. he doesn’t see it from another perspective.

what about him? he spent his trip on things that i would considered unnecessary and rather expensive (anything is expensive when money is not enough). basically he doesn’t bother anything else. he didn’t ask how much i give for angpow. i don’t think he realized i change my specs. i langsung tak tau how much is the bill yesterday since i’m not the one paying. before leaving, i went to boost and a smoothie home. the next round can redeem 1 free.

most of my spending is on bills, maintenance fee, petrol and food. i only go shopping for clothes, shoes, and other necessities when i really need and when there’s promotion. my birthday is coming next month. i will definitely spend on myself. his words hurt too much. i was flooding at home.

#66: Pho Mi Cafe

Yesterday I had dinner with my parents at a newly opened Vietnamese restaurant, nearby their house. This is the second time my mom and I have Vietnamese food.

PHO MI CAFE (002673928-D) opens from 1030 till 2200 everyday. It is located at 11A, JALAN USJ 10/1D, TAIPAN BUSINESS CENTRE, 47620 SUBANG JAYA, SELANGOR (same row as PappaRich). You may call them at 03-8081 5252 or email them at phomicafe@gmail.com for information.

We ordered 9 items and I have only 6 pictures here. 😀 Not in any specific order.

Rollover the picture for the price. For a bigger picture, click on the picture itself.

The missing pictures are XA GUNG (HOT LEMONGRASS TEA) RM 6.50 and NUOC AM (WARM WATER) RM 0.50. Mom had the warm water and dad had the tea.

The price isn’t that expensive as compared to the one we had that day. We liked the Beef Steak because it’s yummy on its own, even eating just like that without the baguette. As for the Pho, we the beef is not as nice as the one my mom and I had that day. As for my Vietnamese drip coffee…. yesterday was the first time I see a glass of tea served with the coffee. According to the waitress, the tea is for you to drink after the coffee. The tea is kinda aromatic. It’s funny because i have never heard anyone drinking tea after coffee. I have been to Vietnamese restaurants but never once served like that.

I suggest you give this place a try. Just for your information, this place is kinda small and it’s very pack during peak hours.

Bye…

#62: An Viet with Mom

Thanks to BangsarBabe, my mom and I got free lunch at An Viet, last Sunday after some delays. As 1 of the winners, I was given a RM 100 Voucher (Printed Letter) to spend.

Location: An Viet, LG2.127A, LG2 Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15 Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

GPS: Latitude: 3.073111 | Longitude: 101.607793 (Based on shopping mall address).

Contact: 603-5611 2226

Damage: RM 96.15

  • If you spend less than RM 100, you won’t get the change.
  • If you spend more than RM 100, you pay the extra.

So.. What did we order?

Khai Vi Tong Hop Assorted Platter @ RM 13.11

Nothing much of special. I tried the rice paper spring roll with the chili dipping, which gave it tasteless spring roll some taste. We assumed this is appetizer but it wasn’t served first.

Pictures shared here aren’t in correct order as I don’t really remember anymore..

Xoi Chien Phong Sticky Rice Puff @RM 14.06

This is how it looks like inside

Prices shown here, based on the receipt.

This sticky rice puff is kinda nice to eat on its own. Especially the crispy shell layer. Pairs with chicken cubes and mango salad. Slightly spicy and tangy. But beware.. the sticky rice is really sticky..

Ca Phe Trung (Nong) Coffee with Egg @ RM 9.34

I always wanted to try Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Egg AND THIS IS REALLY DISAPPOINTING. I didn’t expect the egg layer so thin. The little cup is condensed milk. I added a teaspoon or two into my coffee because I don’t drink “just coffee”. I drank Vietnamese Drip Coffee before but I don’t I have ever drank such small cup before.

We shared all the food except for 1 that mom take-away because we’re too full. Dad got to try it and he said the meat is too dry. And that item on the menu is…

Banh Mi Thit Nuong Baguette Pork Chop @ RM 14.06

There is an option to add egg or without egg. I was afraid they will give me runny egg so I said no. Anyway it’s easy to take-away (mom brought a container) without egg. From the look of it, it is dry.

Viet-ffogato @ RM 9.34

SO LITTLE! So different from the picture. Served with coconut milk. REALLY DISAPPOINTED. Taste wise is nice but not worth the price.

Mom said she likes the chopsticks

Clearly stated. You can take-away whatever you cannot finish.

Additional herb for your food but please don’t let it BOTAK

Pho Bo Dac Biet Premium Beef Noodle Soup @ RM 22.55

The add-on

This is my first time seeing fried “you tiau” pairing with this type of noodle soup. In the bowl, mom put some of the basil leaves to clean before adding into the noodle. The basil leaves are no fragrant at all. We didn’t add the chili and lime.

The place was really packed at lunch hour. There are Ingress Portals here if your scanner can touch.