#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.

#55: just some thoughts..

once you spoil a kid since young… don’t expect he will listen to you as he grow up… you as adult has made the wrong move from the very beginning. this is what you will get.. he’s not afraid to talk back at you because you won’t punish him for his wrong doings.. he knows that.. every time he wants something.. you adults will give… is this the right way of teaching him? he won’t learn.. he is the most selfish kid in this family. he wants everything to himself because he’s lack of love… parents’ love… he wants all attention… that’s why he’s always doing things to make you adults angry.. i doubt he knows what’s right or what’s wrong… does he fully understand what’s going on? you are friends of his if anything related to money. else, who are you? how much does he sees you as his grandparent? he sees himself more important than anybody… he’s a big money spender who hasn’t earn own money yet.. what will become of him IF you don’t teach him now? what can we uncles and aunties do? we can’t punish him the way we want.. THE WAY I WANT..

#54: Canton Kitchen

Saturday night, 9 September 2017, we had dinner at Canton Kitchen. It was my first time dining there, and also the first time going to that business area. Passed by a few times.

Address: LG 1-1 Seri Gembira Avenue, No. 6 Jalan Senang Ria, Taman Gembira

GPS: 3.079655, 101.68635749999999

Contact: 03-79719309 / 012-9201801

Website: http://www.cantonkitchen.com.my

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cantonkitchen/

I have no idea what are the name of the dishes they ordered. When I reached there, dinner is serving. Just the right time to arrive and eat. There were 11 adults and 2 kids. My mom managed to book a big table. It’s dinner with Uncle KW and Auntie J before they go back to Australia. On my way to the place, I made a few mistakes on which road to take. I did refer to the Waze but still.. wrong turns. I rarely drive at places that I’m familiar with, especially during the evenings or nights.

You can click on the pictures for a bigger view. The names… I don’t know what are the actual names so I gave own names..

Verdict: This is based on my personal opinion. 

  • Meehoon with Chicken Pot: I don’t quite like it because there’s ginger and Chinese cooking wine in it. If only I take out those gingers nibs. I don’t mind drinking ginger tea or eating ginger biscuits. But I certainly don’t like eating ginger in any dishes. The ginger and Chinese cooking wine somehow gave sort of heat which I don’t really like.
  • Steamed 3 Types of Eggs: The salted egg doesn’t taste like salted egg at all. Overall this dish came with too much gravy. Specifically ordered for kids.
  • Crunchy Pork Slices: Crunchy but more to the hard side. Kinda addictive.
  • Mushrooms: Too starchy.

Rating: This is also based on my personal opinion.

  • 5/10

According to my mom, the vegetables are from their Bentong farm. It seems that the farm is not open to public. Only during special occasions, you get to visit the farm. Some event organized by the restaurant.

Parking Rate: RM 2 per Entry on Saturday.

Reservation: Highly recommended both common seating and rooms.