Joanne Friday, April 30, 2010 , , , ,
Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant
Lot 9B Jalan Kemajuan Section 13,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7960 4988
During my friend's wedding dinner was held at Ah Yat Abalone, I managed to snapped some photos before everyone started to eat. We had a scrumptious dinner on that night and everyone were satisfied with the food.
Our Dinner Course
Ah Yat Special Four Hot Combination (Appetizer)
Braised Shark Fin Soup with Dried Scallop
A must-have dish in a wedding dinner. It tasted good especially with some black vinegar added to the soup.
Braised Whole Abalone with Mushroom
Mentioned in the restaurant's name itself, abalone is the signature dish of the restaurant and this is what we had been waiting for. The abalone was very well prepared. The texture was soft and smooth. It absorbed the gravy and tasted deliciously good.
Steamed Tiger Garoupa with Superior Soya Sauce
The fish was fresh and well-steamed. The meat was smooth and the sauce tasted good.
Wok Fried Tiger Prawn with Oat
The fried Tiger Prawn was a little bit greasy but the meat was fresh and sweet. Coated with Oat, the fragrant was very good.
Fried Rice with Salted Fish and Anchovies
The only staple food of the night. The main purpose of the fried rice is to fill-up the stomach (for those who doesn't have enough of the food). It tasted average.
Sweetened Pear and Sea Coconut with Rock Sugar
Finally, it was time for dessert. I love sweet dessert. Sweetened Pear and Sea Coconut with Rock Sugar tasted very refreshing and cooling.
Chinese Fancy Dim Sum
Congratulation to The Newly Wed Couple!!
After the dinner, I went clubbing with some of my friends.
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Natural Green House @ City Mall

Natural Green House
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Cleanliness: 3/5
Visit reviewed: 28/04/10
According to the Chinese Lunar Calender, today is the 15th of the month. We planned to have some vegetarian food and Paul suggested to try Natural Green House. We heard that the food there are nice.
Lei Cha RM12.50
I've heard some good review about the Lei Cha at Natural Green House but this is my first time trying it. It was very healthy and tasted good. It used organic vegetables and brown rice. However, considering about the price they charged, it was really pricey as the portion was really small.
Miso Noodle Soup RM10.50
The Miso Noodle Soup portion was quite big. The Miso soup tasted very flavourful and goes well with the noodle. A very healthy meal.
Green Tea that comes with the food we ordered.
Total Bill = RM52.50 
Thanks Paul and Shirley for the breakfast and homecooked meal at night!!
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IPOH TOWN KOPITIAM @ Karamunsing Kapital

Ipoh Town Kopitiam
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Cleanliness: 4/5
Visit reviewed: 29/04/10
We were planning to go Cathay Cineplex to collect our tickets after our breakfast today. Since we were going to the town, we decided to go Ipoh Town Kopitiam to check out the food.

By looking at the concept and interior design of the shop, ones will be mistakenly thought that it is Ipoh Oldtown. But second glance at the menu, their food seems to be more attractive.
Dry Curry Noodle RM6.90
The Dry Curry Noodle doesn't look appealing at all when it was served. However, it tasted very flavourful. The combination of dark sauce and curry sauce goes really well with the noodle. It was sweet, savoury and full of spices flavour. It comes with shredded chicken and prawn. A little bit too spicy for those who can't take spicy food.
Nasi Lemak With Rendang Chicken RM7.90
The Rendang Chicken had a strong spices taste and fragrantly good. The meat was tender and the gravy was nice. The Sambal tasted quite special, a little sourish and quite spicy.  However, the rice wasn't rich in coconut milk and tasted more like white rice. Shirley still preferred the Nasi Lemak at Oldtown though.
Tuna Sandwich RM4.70
They are very generous with the serving of Tuna. The Tuna Sandwich was full with Tuna filling. It tasted good.
Chicken Chop with Rice RM7.90
The Chicken Chop meat was tender and wasn't oily. It tasted sweet and savoury. Good to go with rice. Delicious!! Paul like it as well!
Nasi Lemak Special
Compare with the Nasi Lemak with Rendang Chicken, the only different of the Nasi Lemak Special was the rice. It comes with a more flavourful rice. I think that it was lemongrass flavour rice. Love the strong spices taste.
2 x Sour Plum with Lemon Drink (RM6.40) and 1 x Calamansi with Sour Plum Drink (RM3.20)
 The Menu

Today's Meditation:
The past is gone, and I don't know what's coming in the future. It's obvious that if I want my life to be whole, to resonate with feeling and integrity and value and health, there's only one way I can influence the future: by owning the present. If I can relate to this moment with integrity, and then this moment with integrity, and then this moment with integrity, wakefully, then the sum of that is going to be very different over time, over many moments that stretch out into what we call a life, than a life
that is lived mostly on automatic pilot, where we are reacting and being mechanical and are therefore somewhat numb.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

I greatly fear a "mechanical" life in which everything I do, I do on automatic pilot. Automatic pilot is good for airplanes, but not for me. When you set the automatic pilot, you're telling the airplane or ship exactly where to go, based on longitude and latitude, and there's no room for variation at all.

Airplanes, though, always have specific destinations. The pilots know exactly where they're supposed to go and what time they're supposed to get there. They know the route they're supposed to be on because they've probably done that particular route before. Automatic pilot for an airplane is fine, because the trip is purely functional and there's no need to do anything except get to the destination.

For us, though, automatic pilot would mean that we've already determined our end goal. We've already decided what we want to do and be, and there would be no room for learning or changing our minds or ideas in the present moment, for that would drastically change our destination. We wouldn't be allowed to deviate our journey based on new knowledge or new ideas that we learn along the way. Our decisions of this moment would be determined by the desire to reach a pre-set destination or objective.

If we can look at this moment for what it is, though, and figure out what's best for this moment, we can build a solid base upon which our future will rest quite comfortably. Perhaps this moment is one for rest, or a moment for getting some work done or a letter written. We'll know what's right for us in any given moment if we just live them all with integrity, as Jon says, and if we're honest about what each moment needs from us.

People who are “being” are fully present. They are totally engaged in the moment. This engagement includes an easy appreciation and sense of connection with whomever or whatever they are relating to at the time. These people are aware of a job well done or a difficulty surmounted and will respect and often acknowledge the person who has accomplished it. “Being” is a state of heart and mind that is receptive and able to listen carefully.

Sallirae Henderso
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