When both the husbter and I can't decide what we want to eat, the easiest choice to make is to opt for chicken rice, wantan mee or curry laksa. What about you? On a recent bout of meal indecisiveness, a visit to Canton Fare proved to be a wise idea.
I finally ran the Gold Coast Airport Marathon last year having forfeited my 2013 entry due to an injury. This year, I am all set to make a return for the same race on 5th July 2015. For those who love cool, sunny, scenic and fast routes then this is a highly recommended race for you.
After our thirst quenching and body warming visit to the Kirin Beer Factory, we moved on to an endearing red brick building. What caught my eye when we arrive earlier in the morning was the red bricks and of course the poster that had 8 types of beers. The red bricks are modelled after the breweries during the Meiji days. Brilliant!
I am no tech buff but I know whether something is good or practical as a consumer. Quality time at home is enhanced with BenQ's new projectors. These projectors promise to turn small rooms into cinemas and indeed during the demonstration that was held in a show house, I witness how a small bedroom or living room is transformed into a cinema or even a gaming room. Perfect for the whole family since the projector is light and portable.
Qing Zhen Chinese Restaurant at Novotel KL is another gem in downtown KL that offers options of halal Chinese food and also Chinese Muslim food. Despite numerous visits, I am still smitten with the decors at the restaurant. The hubster will often remark that it reminds him of his travels through the Muslim region in China.
Tai Zi Heen remains one of my fave pork free Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur city centre. The dishes may seem a tad simple to some folks but its actually very memorable and more often than not sets off memories of homely food that my late Grandmas whip out when we are home for CNY.
I love yee sang as a general rule. When its served with an assortment of seafood, its a big bonus there! Four Seasons Prosperity Yee Sang is served with butterfish, jelly fish, salmon and tuna.
One of my fave reasons to visit Tai Zi Heen is for their amazing soups. Slow double boiled with carefully chosen ingredients for taste and health benefits. Our double-boiled chicken soup is an exquisite one with whole abalone, dried scallops, bamboo pith and vegetables. Slurrrrrrp!
I like how the fish is presented here. Its a tad fusion in a way but its absolutely delicious and I believe that the baked salmon fillets with honey and onion ring will satisfy picky eaters too. Tender parcel of salmon with savoury soy honey coating is absolutely appetizing. Served with some crispy onion rings, I hope that this makes its way to Tai Zi Heen's regular ala carte menu after CNY.
A CNY must have will be the braised Japanese sun-dried shiitake mushrooms with dried oysters and fatt choy. It might not look like a pretty dish but its taste makes up for its looks. Do request for some white rice to go with this dish. Its such a waste to ignore the rich gravy.
Wok-fried rice with diced lobster, tobiko and bonito flakes were absoluetely fabulous. Full grained rice with lots of flavour from Chef's choice seasoning and enhanced by the diced lobster and tobiko. Luxury is every mouthful.
Dessert at Tai Zi Heen is always impressive. This year, Chef Michael scores to marks for dessert! The durian mochi was delicious and is filled with real durian. The best would have to be the crispy deep-fried sesame balls with salted egg yolk custard. Yumminess in every ball with sweet savoury goodness of salted egg yolk. Love how the custard flows out! Absolutely auspicious!
The CNY menu at Tai Zi Heen are priced between RM1,488 to RM2,188. It also features a special CNY ala carte menu for those who want more flexibility with their dishes. This CNY menu will run until 5 March 2015 for lunch and dinner.
Tai Zi Heen
Prince Hotel and Residence Kuala Lumpur
4 Jalan Conlay,
T: +603 2170 8888
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