Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Anno Ayam V: Gong Xi Gardens
The end of the long CNY weekend was Federal Territories Day. Celebrated the occasion by going shopping at the Gardens Mall. Once again, the mall's decoration wow-ed us. The whole length of the mall was dotted with classy displays of oriental design. Different areas had a different dominant colour which made it necessary to take photos at all the spots! SK bought a backpack at Robinsons so we conveniently put our shopping items in there. The durability of the backpack was truly amazing because it didn't even survive the short journey from the Gardens Mall to Midvalley Megamall. One strap just came off. How cool is that? Promptly got a replacement from the department store.
We lunched at An Viet, a new addition to the Gardens Mall. When ordering noodles there, one can choose a bigger portion at no extra cost. I preferred the Pho Ga over the Pho Bo. The Bun Cha was also good with fragrant grilled mini pork patties.
In the evening, Khatijah called for a BFF lou sang dinner. But not many answered the invitation because most were still out of town. Dinner that night was at Oriental Viva, Viva Home with JL, SK, KH, and Bunny. The mall was much quieter than usual, and not many tables were occupied at the restaurant. Khatijah was a regular there so we let him decide on the dishes. To start off, we had soft shell crab yu sang, a new variant for me. Then we were served Peking duck, with the meat later used in plate of fried noodles. A rack of pork ribs were served next, perfectly grilled and seasoned with sea salt. Best eaten with one's fingers, we were given plastic gloves to work at the ribs. The slab came with a side of vinegared baby romaine, and if that wasn't enough to cut the grease, we were given lime juice shooters. Other than that, we had a tofu dish and some stir-fried vegetables. Frankly, I give the dinner 4 out of 5 stars.
Right after dinner, we had a little coffee session at Starbucks. Kinda like back in 2007 when I first joined the BFF. How far we've come...