super cuteness personified...
Last weekend seems to be aptly summarised as the 3 C's....kicking off with Chowtut - a foodie's ultimate paradise meal followed by a visit to sinful melt-in-the-mouth Charsiu at 747 (nope it ain't the plane!) Kopitiam, Sunway Damansara and ending with Mr. Cuteness, the stray kitten we rescued a few weeks back.
char siu goodness with springy wantan noodles
Foodies tend to do the craziest (but definitely the best) things in life to make sure they get the best out of the world. Take for instance, the super fun group from Integricity (also the people behind theQguides). These are ultimate foodies who devised this wicked feasting idea aka the Chowtut - a smorgasboard of the best in terms of hawker food.
these noodles remind me of Ipoh's version with loads of char siu
The list of items for the meal is like a Penthouse magazine centrefold spread for a raving hormonal teenager (or maybe just any average male) - droolicious, tempting and even better than just silicon & paper, it was incredibly edible (and lickable!).
1. the packed char siu that started the cravings, 2. thicker and not so springy noodles for the curry mee, 3. springy homemade noodles, 4. large wantans with dried sole powder
Thus it was Pan Heong's mee mamak & sang har meen, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Hatyai Street's crispy pork knuckle, Teluk Pulai's bak kut teh, Village Park's nasi lemak ayam, Ngau Kee's beef noodles and beef balls, KFC's original and hot & spicy chicken, 747 kopitiam's char siu noodles and extra portion of delectable char siu and Mama Kitchen's 2 versions of butter squid and braised pork noodles - all at one go, so imagine the multiple orgasmic sighs of happiness the tummy was making with the great spread of food. Thanks so much to Frat Mustard (the guy around the town) for inviting, as it was a one-in-a-lifetime experience.
1. pouring out bak kut teh, 2. let's eat!!!, 3. Hatyai Street crispy pork knuckle, 4. Pan Heong's sang har meen, 5. the spread, 6. the unmistakable glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme
Through them I discovered the joys of 747 (SFS) Kopitiam at Sunway Mas. Gosh the char siu was so sinfully good - literally just fat with a blackened crust and drenched in a sauce that made it taste almost braised. One couldn't resist, hence I found myself waiting in the crowded kopitiam last weekend to get another dosage of sin...
Frat dived straight into the pool of ultra-sweet Krispy Kreme...utter bliss
The wait is excruciating here...very long and drawn out (about 30-45 minutes) as the couple go through their long list of orders (she keeps it all written down so you can't say you were here first!). What was more worrying was how the char siu kept dissapearing from the stall.....making me so worried I'll end up having none.
1. sweet treats, 2. super yummy butter squid, 3. the wantan noodles
Luckily patience was rewarded and I finally got my order. Seems to be the norm here to order both noodles - the curry wantan mee and the dried wantan noodles as everyone seemed to be tucking heartily in their noodles. The curry broth here is definitely very unusual - diluted with coconut milk but very aromatic from the curry paste they make themselves (no curry powder says the auntie at the stall!). Laden with goodies - char siu, cockles (ask for them as an extra!), longbeans, bean sprouts, taufu pok, mint leaves the bowl is so slurplicious, you find yourself eating it all. What's also interesting is they use wantan noodles - a thicker and softer version compared to the ones used in the char siu wantan noodles. Seems this version has less alkaline water in it, hence it is smoother.
I reckon this is KFC's new top model...introducing Mr. Cheong from All of My Days
The char siu here may not be as fantastic compared to my earlier try at Chowtut but it is still very good and tender, just not as blackened as I like it to be. Usually wantan noodles always seem to lack something, here the stall has gotten it all right - 1. beautiful char siu, 2. springy noodles, 3. large wantans aromatic with the dried sole powder. Thumbs up to this stall, as it's going to be my favourite stopover from now on. More pictures in the Flickr set.
Last but not least, I thought I'll share with all of you, the last C of the weekend...aka Mr. Cuteness that we picked up a few weeks back. I finally got to see the stray kitten we found, after it finished a stint at the vet to cure its flu. Looking all adorable, fluffy and playful, the lucky fella has 2 new friends to play with and it seems a home to go to. Awww, don't you love happy endings! For more pictures of the kitten, see the flickr set.
747 (SFS) Kopitiam
Jln PJU 1/3C
(Non halal. Located at the corner shop, near Seremban Favourites.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.
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