2016 catch up with the ladies@Mrs James’s home

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clomid side effects drug interactions We finally, finally, finally managed to squeeze in another rendezvous catch up session at Bluerribonkate’s. I absolutely adore her housing area compound. I’d be jogging with my doggie everyday if I got a place here.

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Hands down to the party planner who does everything filled with care and love. We are always intrigued by her dinner party hosting preparation.

We were all given a “welcome drink”, like cocktail sessions prior parties or entering a club haha. Only thing is that our drinks were made with love, freshly blended fruit juice craftily drafted into this cute bottles which she purchased online. Loved every sip of it!

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She was busy stir frying away these sliced black pork meat, and we had some intense discussions over the frying pan over the facts and history behind black pork/iberico. Normally, we would just place the meat on the dish and that would be it, but hey, not blueribbonkate! Cute, evenly sized tomatoes as garnish, to decorate the yummylicious black pork slices freshly fried, and simmered over a glass of 07 Bordeaux.

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I came with from a light lunch, so yes.. I was famished! Douf did the honour of pouring the Bordeaux while the rest of us helped take the food from the kitchen. Hats off, to starchef Mrs James!

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A big fan of French I am.
Tonight from foodventura, to share with James and missus, Miss Golf and Douf, Clarendelle 2007, Bordeaux.

It has a nose of leather, earthy, some red fruits. Rather smooth palate with leather taste, but after breathing for a while, the sweetness became more apparent. It is pleasant to drink on its own without any food.

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Portobello mushrooms coated with bacon and breadcrumbs, fried to perfection! Teeheehee. This was definitely WAY BETTER than the mushrooms we had in La….. At least the mushrooms were visible and not shriveled and thinly sliced till they looked like sliced garlic!

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Bee hoon. Fried ala home cooked style. Just the way we liked it best. Nothing beats home cooked Bee hoon, which always tastes much nicer, and less oily. Needless to say, the ingredients were also generous! Full of vegs, bacon… Ooohlala!

The dishes were superb. James surely is a lucky lucky lucky man! The food was cleared quickly, bunch of vultures we are! We decided to open a second bottle, courtesy of her hubby’s.

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Next round: cheese + bread + a pinot!

The star of tonight’s foodie agenda, was the brie. The creamylicious, soft, yummy brie. Bought from Isetan, KLCC. Missie Golf In Red buys her cheese regularly from there, and my jaw dropped when she shared that this gigantic slice of brie cost her only RM 11.77. (Need….to…push…up….my…dropped….jaw…with….my….hands)

Darn. That was the cheapest price for brie I’ve heard for such a big slab of that creamy yumminess. All the way down to Isetan, KLCC. Phew… Gotta mark down when is she making her next trip. Tumpang!

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We heck cared about the calories for the night. Catch up session : no complaints about being fat please!

The Romanian Prahova Valley Pinot Noir. Sweet, citrus, rather round bodied, more direct than the Bordeaux. The crowd liked this bottle also, but among the two, my personal liking went to the Bordeaux. It would be better if we drank it after the Pinot.

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Every good dinner must end with a sweet note. Here came, Garrett’s popcorn courtesy of Douf. Gotta say, of all my wine experiences, having with caramel popcorn was a first. Probably wasn’t the best food pairing choice (the over sweetness affected the taste of the pinot), but hey, we ain’t here to rate wines. Still carameliciously fun!

Twas was yet, another fun night. Glad to know great friends who love food and wine. 🙂 time to mark down our busy calendar for the next catch up session!

Wan Tan Mee hunting escapades@Famous Seremban Favourites, Aman Suria

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No today ain’t Saturday, but is a blissful Monday holiday. Despite the immense El Nino heat outside, ain’t no stopping the Wan Tan Mee craving!

Took a breezy drive to Aman Suria in search for the Wan Tan Mee one of our old church friends brought us once, and all I could remember was the crazy heat (like this one) and the mind blowing char siew and curry sauce. It was at SFS Kopitiam, in Aman Suria.

The crowd was just half full when I arrived, and I thought hey, perhaps it was a holiday and everyone is hiding indoors from the fiery sun. I looked at the photos on the Wan Tan Mee stall and the old lady cooking. It didn’t really feel right but I couldn’t fully remember either the cook and the stall the last time I was here 3 years ago.

I went ahead to order a plate. And oh well, the image spoke for itself. Overly eggy noodles and hardened char siews. This definitely was not the one I had 3 years ago. I searched online but still unable to find where the stall had shifted to. This one cost RM 5, and the old lady seemed to be working so hard, I felt that it was alright with me to let her earn the RM5 wages.

Feeling disappointed and frustrated while walking out of SFS (the heat can really boil one’s mood up) , I recalled my colleague’s recommendation, of the best charsiew Wan Tan noodles he ever had and it was from a shop called Seremban which had nothing to do with Wan Tan noodles.

Circled around the entire Aman Suria and found the next best thing.

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Strangely, the shop is FSF Kopitiam, while the one I was at previously was SFS. Gosh, they are totally playing around with our minds man. Trying to confuse us haha.

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I felt more comforted seeing a crowded shop and with yummy looking charsiews hung on that metal rails behind the glass paneled wall. Every table seemed to have at least one bowl of WTM and Hakka Mee, so I guess they should be quite good for so many to come here for it

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I guess my colleague’s recommendation was noteworthy. The charsiew slices were quite tender, with evenly distributed lean meat and fats so you can just swallow it whole! If I had to describe it in one word – TENDER !

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The Wan Tan noodles was quite good to me. The noodles were springy get soft. And no overly eggy taste. Then again, my tongue had been a little damaged by the plate I had earlier and comparing this to that, was like heaven and earth.

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Perfect to slurp with by topping it with dashes of spicy garlic chilli sauce.

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The Hakka noodles on the other hand, was I guess, alright. The one in SS2 near De Siam Thai Massage rawked better, but the best Hakka noodles are definitely still in Ipoh and Kuching.

All in all, the damage was only RM 20 for everything including drinks. I expected to pay more with the additional charsiew order. Gotta say pricing is unexpectedly decent for such quality!

Noteworthy to return for another WTM craving!

Does anyone know where the SFS Kopitiam Wan Tan Noodles have gone to?

Address:
Famous Seremban Favourites Restaurant
No. 78-1 (Ground Floor) Jalan PJU 1/3B,
Block F, Sunway Mas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Opening hours: Everyday except Tuesday
8.00 am – 4.00 pm