Friday, January 17, 2014

Hot Air Christmas

Balloon Paradise by williamnyk
Balloon Paradise, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.

The kids followed us to church again. It was a little easier this time round because Little Monster slept through the whole mass. And mum just gave Big Monster some junk food to settle him down. It also helps to have another pair of hands. SK was also there. She overslept (she wasn't feeling well) and missed her super early morning mass. Decided against Paradigm Mall that day. Went the other direction instead to One Utama. Our first choice for lunch was Pu Tien. Unfortunately there was a queue out front. Tried Soup Restaurant a few down doors down. I had tried their food in Singapore. It was POD's birthday dinner and I remember quite well that we ate in the dark because there was no power supply. Looked through their menu and seriously I was quite shocked by the prices. Simple dishes were double the price. Ugh. Took a gamble and prayed that the portion would be decent. Their signature item was the Samsui Chicken, so we ordered that. MYR40 for half a chicken. Expensive, but worth it. Completely deboned and comes with a wondrous ginger dipping sauce. Kinda think it's better than Kong Sai as it's not Ajinomoto-laden. Also tried their claypot tofu. When the bowl arrived, we were quite shocked to find only a few pieces in it. MYR12.90! Not even enough for one person. Gosh. Baik order kangkung. Next was their soup. MYR9.90 with nothing much inside. Their pricing is obviously geared at getting you to get the large pot which was the next size up at MYR24.90. Pengz. Not very satisfactory...

Samsui Chicken

Mini Beancurd

Went jalan-jalan after that. The kids were crashing around. Ugh. So uncontrollable. Had to carry the little one most of the time to get him out of trouble. Perfect work out for my arms. As much as I want to be the serene and likeable uncle, I must admit that something snaps in my head at times and I roar at them. Only that will bring them out of their hedonistic revelry back to reality. But truth be told, just for a second. Needed a breather, so we stopped at EspressoLab for lattes and cakes. Sat Little Monster on my lap and fired up the Storytime app on my phone for his favourite story-- "The Three Little Pigs" (I prefer the BBC adult version). We watched it at least five times while we were there. Gave me enough peace to sip my coffee and nibble on chocolate banana cake. Actually the main reason we were at One Utama was for Big Monster to look at the hot air balloon decorations. He's kind of a hot air balloon fanatic. It kept him occupied for a while. Some anti-sharksfin thing (Finish The Fins?) was going on and several kids in shark costumes came over to hug Little Monster. Scared the hell outta him. Got out of the mall at 5:00 pm. Quite close to dinner time so we went home and tapau-ed some food at Tai Kar Lok-- pork ball noodles, fried bihun, claypot chicken rice and wantan noodles.



Banana Choc Cake

Finish the Fins

After dinner, I sent SK to Legend Hi-Fi to pick up some spare parts. Since we were in the vicinity, picked up KH as well to a yumcha session at Food Talk, Kuchai Lama. Not a bad place for drinks, but the have a horrible indoor smoking policy. Ugh. But I didn't really notice as my nose was blocked from the sniffles (must be from my 7:00 am jack off session) and by the fact that KH was playfully groping me underneath the table. Shared a cup of "Hot First Love", a supposed bestseller. Just a cup of honey lemon plus chrysanthemum tea actually. Goodness. Didn't stay long as my nose felt like dropping off any time. Washed the smoke off my hair and body, took a Piriton and passed out on my bed.

WTM Again

5 comments:

ChatMate said...

I'm FINished with FINS?

Jaded Jeremy said...

Ahhh only the Samsui chicken was worthed it, huh? I loved the one I had in Singapore and have been meaning to try the one at One U.

Derek said...

You know i can't keep my hands to myself ;-)

William said...

@ChatMate:
Guess so

@JJ:
Too pricey, won't try

@Derek:
Skanky de!

William said...

@ChatMate:
Guess so

@JJ:
Too pricey, won't try

@Derek:
Skanky de!