Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mission Statement for Saturday - 1. Eat banana leaf rice, 2. Meet new bloggers and 3. Have a Momiji (and Dunny) moment

1. crispy bittergourd, so good that one must pinch a bit with the fingers, 2. yummiest ever long beans achar, 3. wahhhhhhhh! so much rice, 3. fiery hot dried chillies anyone to spice your life up?

Mission 1 - Eat banana leaf rice

Getting your fingers all dirty with spicy curry, tangy achar, rice and vegetables seem to be the best way to spent the day off. At Bangsar's Sri Nirwana Maju (where people seem to be spilling out on the sidewalks), you have the option to order plain white rice or the more exotic yellow nasi briyani with chicken. You can go for the carbo-overload meal (they pile the rice here, like they own their own paddy fields) or just opt for the healthier (only slightly) vegetarian option of deep fried bittergourd slices, spinach or cucumbers in a cooling yoghurt. I especially love the slightly sourish long bean achar here and the quirky plastic spoon they give you (double bound with a piece of rubberband to hold it together). For meat eaters, they also do an excellent mutton curry and fried items like sotong and chicken are also available. Fried noodles (the yellow wormlike or curlier instant strands) can also be ordered. Oh! Don't forget the crispy pappadums where one is never enough after you try one crunchy morsel of it.

1. tucking into a hearty meal, 2. pappa-pappadum, dums, 3. nope these ain't worms but mee goreng

Mission 2 - Meet new bloggers

Blogging is always fun and the best bit of course is meeting new people within the blogosphere. This time round, we met two at one shot -
Paranoid Android and Cacoethes Scribendi. While one is into Momijis, the other one creates these gorgeous looking bento boxes. Great meeting both of you and hope we'll see more of you on the Net and around.

1. don't touch my stash of ketchup, 2. fairies do exist here, 3. busted bunny falls at the feet of Twinkle, is this a love story?, 4. new and old blogger friends

Mission 3 - Have a Momiji (and Dunny) moment

Since we were having a Daily Grind moment (gorgeous hummingbird and lemon drizzle cakes), it was also time for the momijis (and Kid Robot [er, not Tokidoki]'s dunny) to make an appearance. Discovered a shop in Bangsar Village II called Emma K that sells momijis including the new ones by a
Chilean designer called Camilla De Gregorio. A little different from the other designs, this series has a bunny all decked up in white with rainbow stripes called Busted Bunny, a bear called I Don't Care Bear and this jesus christ superstar lookalike called Coming Soon . No momiji event will be complete without a dunny hence, a lil' fat monkey brought his adorable (Tom Selleck lookalike) dunny! So adorable.

Sri Nirwana Maju
43 Jalan Telawi Tiga
Bangsar Baru
Kuala Lumpur

Tel No : 03- 6028 3526

Daily Grind
LG8, Lower Ground Floor
Bangsar Village
1 Jalan Telawi 1
Bangsar Baru
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2287 6708

* Note: Bangsar was kicking that day with Edison Chen doing his Juice moment (I heard some fans even jumped on cars to get a pix of him!) and Robert Rainford of AFC's Licence to Grill fame demonstrating his barbeque skills in Bangsar Village. Others who also joined in this mission: Cumi & Ciki, Fatboybakes, Lyrical Lemongrass, Hairy Berry, Kampungkayell, a lil' fat monkey and Paprika.


qwazymonkey said...

Now that's what I call a spanking HOT saturday afternoon. My latest Sergeant Dunny was happy to join in the Momiji party. Hope we didn't scare the new blogger friends. LOL.

J2Kfm said...

still wondering what's the craze with all the Momijis ... :)

truthfully, with banana leaf and so much curries, greens, I dun mind going vege time and again.

esp those killer bitter gourds!

HairyBerry said...

ahhh, yellow nasi briyani with chicken! was too stoned to remember to ask why the rice was yellow that day..haha! great outing! i'll definitely be back at nirwana to check out the yellow rice i missed that day!

boo_licious said...

monkey - I love all your dunnies, they're so adorable & photogenic. Hmmm, I hope they don't run away. I think ytze is away at the moment though.

j2kfm - they're adorable hence the craze! I love going vegetarian too and the bittergourd is what I can keep non stop.

Nic - LOL, you did look stoned from yr trip home. Didn't try any of the rice but now I know they have briyani here!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Busted Bunny, Twinkle and I are very pleased to make your acquaintance, ma'am. *grin* Always good fun when the gang goes out, and even better fun meeting new people. Yay!

minchow said...

The feeling when Mission Saturday is accomplished... fantabulous! They've been stinging on the fried bitter gourd at Nirwana though... the last time I went, they said if we wanted top-ups they had to charge!

spunkz said...

That "away" counts?? hee. i think i was more awe-struck that day. lol. It was real nice to meet you all la. I like the Momijis, they're so cute & exquisite. wanna ged one too!

Ciki said...

good fun! lets do it again!

eiling lim said...

wow everything looks good here! Nice get together but the photos of the blogger a bit blurred though.

Unknown said...


speaking of banana leaf rice, I really think the standard has dropped in KL/PJ, while price has gone up. WAAAY UP. Paandis is living on name alone, while Kanna's is average and horrendously overpriced.

The only banana leaf place I patronize now is Ratha's curry house in Puteri Puchong. Among the best I've ever tasted. And among the most unique too - most places give you a choice between chicken, fish and mutton curry. Here, they have CRAB curry to spoon over your rice, which is full of sweet delishness. :)

The fish cutlets are great too and so is the sotong goreng. However, its not cheap mind you! A typical meal for two will set one back at least RM25.

KY said...

I went to Nirwana just recently and I have to agree it was really good, love the fried bitter gourds

Paranoid Android said...

Nice meeting you too, Boo, and shouts to the rest... Maybe we should plan a place where we can "Prosecco" in peace as an excuse to escape the much dreaded heat.

Ha Ha.. (hic! hic!) Ha..

Rebecca Saw said...

oohh...Nirwana sure beats Kanna's anytime!

mkia said...

Robert Rainford came down to M'sia??! I wonder if he's dropping by S'pore for a (free) BBQ demo...
I love his Licence to Grill shows... Quirky and the food.. tentalising! aargh!

Jun said...

i know this is late, but congrats on hitting > 3million! :)

Anonymous said...

It IS fun to meet new blogger friends. Food looks good as usual. Glad you had a nice time.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...