Thursday, 3 December 2020

Makan Here Makan There

I have been bringing food to work but only for one meal so that I don't get bored. Besides I want to do my part to help the restaurants around Damansara Uptown and give them some business.

The other day I was too early for an appointment. I thought it was at 9:00 am but apparently it was supposed to be at 10:00am. Since I had time to kill, instead of walking back to my office, I decided to have brunch.


I went to Inside Ipoh and had their breakfast set which came with a cup of tea.


Nothing fancy there but the scrambled eggs deserve mention. They were soft and creamy. The best scrambled eggs I have had anywhere.


The next time I visited, I tried their nasi lemak with ayam goreng berempah.


I found the fried chicken too heavily marinated with curry powder. Suffice to say, I only enjoyed the Ipoh White Coffee.


Some weeks later I dropped by Sopoong @ The Starling. I had been wanting to try the gimbap (similar to Japanese maki) and I was also curious about their ramyeon (which essentially is Korean instant noodles).

So I ordered the set which comes with iced green tea.


The gimbap was quite bland and the taste was just ordinary.


The ramyeon was actually quite nice. But since it is instant noodles and does not contain much (or any) protein, once is enough to satisfy my curiosity.


The some days later I returned to try the kimchi pancake.


Oh! It was very nice and very garing (crispy). I did not expect much but I was very pleased.


Just one pancake like this is enough for a meal.


I will come back for more pancakes hee..hee...

Meanwhile, some developments in the neighborhood.


Hayaki has moved from the corner lot to another location.


To a much smaller lot along the same row as The Good Batch.


I guess since most of their business is via Grabfood delivery (judging from the number of Grabfood riders who are constantly waiting outside) it makes sense to move to a smaller space to save on rental.


I also spotted this new restaurant - Taiwan Braised Pork & Dessert. I shall drop by to check them out.

24 comments:

  1. YESSSSSS!!!! The scrambled eggs look perfectly done...which is more than what I would say about the fried egg that came with the nasi lemak! Eyewwww!!!!

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  2. oooohhh I m droolinggggg……
    the breakfast set and nasi lemak looks good! long time I didn't eat like this. I keep reminded myself that I MUST TRY SOPOONG pancake when I dine in next time! just wanna see how crispy it is! Eh, u back to office already? I m still WFH.

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    1. I mix working in the office and at home. Office better, can go out to makan hah..hah...

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  3. I like Korean pancake too... I must do it one day again, this time add in more dried shrimps!

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    1. I wanna try making it at home! Can put more liew.

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  4. Let's hope they keep up with the cooking consistency of the scrambled eggs that's to your liking.
    This is the first time I've seen ayam goreng berempah made with chopped chicken. The egg may not have frizzy sides but the yolk looks like it may still be runny (hope it was for you).
    I've seen this ramyeon offered in many buffet-style Korean BBQ restaurant as a set but I usually choose without as I'd be too full from the BBQ itself. Hey, there's a Korean BBQ next to the new Taiwanese place you can check out too.
    Glad you finally got to try kimchi pancake since you like kimchi so much. ^_~

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    1. I also hope that the scrambled eggs are as creamy the next time I visit. Pity about the ayam goreng, not that good. You did not miss much not ordering the ramyeon. It is after all, instant noodles. That Korean BBQ place has been around for a while. I meant to check their menu if they have anything besides BBQ so that I can visit on my own.

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  5. Can see the scrambled egg was creamy. I like that. Kimchi pancake?? I dont mind try since you said it was crispy. Lol. I like Korean spring onion pancakes.

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    1. Me too love the spring onion pancakes. It's something we can make at home. Just that flipping the pancake might be tricky.

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  6. Aha! Time for a revisit to Inside Ipoh and eat the same breakfast set as you! The scrambled egg is calling me.

    I must tell you that when I was living with the Koreans in US, I saw them making Gimbap. I pointed out that it looked like the Japanese sushi rolls. They were so furious and wanted to kill me for saying so! They told me that the Japanese stole the rice rolls recipe from Korea during the ancient times of Ming Dynasty and it was written in the history books! Walau eh! I had to bite my tongue to hear more lectures from them. They also pointed out that Japanese kimono style was also stolen & modified from their traditional Korean Hanbok too and blah blah... Later years I was told that all Japanese food was stolen from China too....... Muahahahahaha LOL

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    1. I am sure your friend at Inside Ipoh is waiting for you!

      LOL! Who copy who?

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  7. I am interested in the pancake since it should be crispy. Some eateries here have also moved to smaller space to save rent.

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    1. The pancake when crispy taste much better especially when it has browned edges.

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  8. I love breakfast sets like this, drooling at the scrambled egg and hashbrown. I want to try Korean pancake next time!

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  9. I read this post yesterday and thought I wrote a comment already. Apparently I didn't. Guess I am so forgetful now. You are so brave to be so supportive by eating out. I miss the convenience of eating out. Now I buy delivery and takeaways and the cleaned containers are piling up. Love all the food you have showcased here. Really miss eating out at uptown.

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    1. I was fearful at first but after a few times, I feel safe as these places observe SOP.

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  10. Will you be clearing your annual leaves for this year?

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    1. I am so privileged that I don't have annual leave. LOL! Don't worry, I can take time off when convenient.

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    2. Wah, you are the boss and you don't give yourself annual leaves.

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  11. Dunia rasa tak bermaya tanpa makanan...betul tak PH?

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  12. Your garing pancake remind me of my soft, soggy pankace that I made that day which I follow recipe of the famous Korean cooking youtuber, Maangchi. ~>_<~

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