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klyeoh Dec 16, 2012 11:26 PM

Continuing from the massive old thread(s) started by huiray.

Part 4 was http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875754

Tell us what you had for lunch, whether fancy or modest, whether in a restaurant or at home; to desperation meals from the snack machine in the office coffee room...

  1. Perilagu Khan May 9, 2013 07:26 AM

    Basic crispy tacos with seasoned ground beef, diced Roma tomatoes, shredded iceberg, grated x-sharp cheddar, and La Victoria Salsa Brava.

    Jalapeno Ranch Style Beans as a side.

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      Dirtywextraolives May 9, 2013 05:59 PM

      Sounds great, love tacos.....

      I've got to ask.....since I've been driving myself batty trying to find it, what became of the thread you started about what we're making for dinner, No. 1?? I saved it so I could contribute to it later, and now find out it is no longer there??

      1. re: Dirtywextraolives
        Perilagu Khan May 10, 2013 07:22 AM

        Alas, it was exterminated.

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          Dirtywextraolives May 10, 2013 08:40 AM

          By you or by the site? I would have loved to participate on it......

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            Perilagu Khan May 10, 2013 09:37 AM

            By the site. But I see no reason we couldn't also post our dinner meals on this thread.

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              Dirtywextraolives May 10, 2013 01:04 PM

              Did they even tell you why? Or give you the suggestion to move it to another board? Just seems a little random....

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                Perilagu Khan May 10, 2013 01:10 PM

                Said it replicated a thread on the Home Cooking board. Which it did. But IMO, and as I stated in the thread, the General Topics board is a distinct community and therefore a replicated thread over here would prove interesting, unique and useful. But, oh well. Not my place to question the logic of superior beings.

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      foodieX2 Mar 20, 2013 09:15 AM

      just back from vacation, empty fridge and I managed to pick up a nasty cold somewhere in my travels yesterday. Lunch will be doctored up chicken noodle soup I found in the back freezer. I need something spicy!

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      1. re: foodieX2
        klyeoh Mar 20, 2013 04:41 PM

        Nothing like some explosive chillis to clear the sinuses. Hope you get well soon.

      2. klyeoh Mar 20, 2013 09:12 AM

        South Indian banana leaf lunch with curried chicken, a dry mutton curry, assorted vegetables, crisp papadum and dhal/yellow lentil curry on rice.

         
        1. klyeoh Mar 9, 2013 06:34 PM

          A whole week in New Delhi (India) and lunches had been a train of delicious Northern Indian options. I'm just going to let the pictures speak for themselves ;-) , suffice to say, the *best* Indian food in the world can only be found in India, of course.

          The dinners were stupendous affairs - these, I've posted in individual threads on the India/South Asia board.

           
           
           
           
           
           
          1. melpy Mar 4, 2013 08:41 AM

            Leftover lamb neck braised tomato sauce over fettucine.

            So tasty.

            1. klyeoh Mar 4, 2013 01:29 AM

              Lunch today at Chawla's, a 53-year-old Indian restaurant in New Delhi: Malai chicken (lightly spiced), Spiced Paneer (Indian cheese), Dhal Makhani (stewed black lentils) with Naan.

               
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                Harters Feb 27, 2013 05:24 AM

                We'd planned this as last night's quick dinner after a movie but went to a chain restaurant instead. So, dinner has become lunch.

                A chutney, Stilton, red onion and beetroot French toast sandwich. Handful of salad leaves to accompany. In spite of the anticipated Big Flavours, it was underwhelming.

                1. klyeoh Feb 27, 2013 04:53 AM

                  Fried Hokkien noodles for lunch yesterday.
                  Mexican enchiladas today.

                  As William Cowper said, "Variety is the very spice of life" ;-)

                   
                   
                  1. klyeoh Feb 25, 2013 01:35 AM

                    South Indian banana leaf rice, with 3 types of vegetable side-dishes (grated cabbage-coconut, curried water-spinach, and cucumber-pineapple-yoghurt relish), drenched with fish curry, pieces of curried fish-head (yep, you read this right) and topped with crisp papadums.

                    Also ordered some chilli-spiced chicken pieces and grilled turmeric-marinated squid.

                    Loved the fish eye-ball :-D

                     
                     
                     
                    1. klyeoh Feb 21, 2013 10:05 PM

                      Cantonese wanton egg noodles, topped with curried chicken, kai lan vegetables and slivers of poached chicken liver.

                       
                      1. klyeoh Feb 20, 2013 09:35 PM

                        A "murtabak" - a South Indian pancake stuffed with minced, spiced chicken-meat, topped with pickled onions and served with a chicken curry dip. It was delicious - I suspect that the restaurant had just changed the chef recently (the previous one was *bad*).

                         
                        1. klyeoh Feb 17, 2013 05:19 PM

                          Stuffed paratha from one of my fave Indian spots - delish! The crisp bread was a perfect foil for the spiced vegetarian (lentils, potatoes, onions) filling.

                          Dessert was an Indian take on Malay "kueh dadar": a pandanus-flavored egg crepe wrapped around sweet coconut-jaggery filling, and a slice of glutinous rice cooked in jaggery.

                           
                           
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                            Harters Feb 17, 2013 06:54 AM

                            A very virtuous lunch today - homemade celery soup, with a chunk of homemade bread.

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                              klyeoh Feb 17, 2013 05:18 PM

                              You're making me feel guilty!

                            2. klyeoh Feb 17, 2013 04:03 AM

                              More a brunch than lunch on Sunday: Caesar salad, fried eggs and a bratwurst.

                               
                               
                              1. klyeoh Feb 14, 2013 01:13 AM

                                A really, really good pulled pork sandwich, with a killer chile habanero on the side :-D

                                 
                                1. klyeoh Feb 6, 2013 06:49 AM

                                  Overloaded on Chinese noodles - but loved spicy curry laksa with poached chicken all the same. Feeling pretty guilty about all the cholesterol intake now.

                                   
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                                    Harters Feb 6, 2013 04:58 AM

                                    Slice of quiche lorraine. Houmous & rocket sandwich.

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                                      Harters Feb 5, 2013 05:23 AM

                                      Defrosted a couple of slices of the homemade terrine that's been sitting in the freezer since Xmas. They became a sandwich. Small handful of pickled sea fennel on the side, to cut through the fattiness.

                                      1. klyeoh Feb 4, 2013 09:44 PM

                                        Japanese bento lunch box from the local Isetan supermarket: consisted of a grilled mackerel brushed with soy-mirin, a piece of potato croquette, a slice of fishcake, a piece of rather salty fried chicken ("tori karaage"), slaw, pickled radish and steamed short-grain rice.

                                         
                                        1. Bacardi1 Feb 4, 2013 12:05 PM

                                          Today I enjoyed two leftover Turkey Tacos topped with homemade Guacamole left over from yesterday.

                                          1. klyeoh Feb 4, 2013 07:41 AM

                                            Filipino chicken adobo with quail's eggs and potatoes, and a side of atchara (Filipino-style green papaya pickles)

                                             
                                            1. klyeoh Feb 2, 2013 05:17 PM

                                              Saturday lunch in downtown Kuala Lumpur - steamed cassava with syrup and freshly-grated coconut, a Malay concoction.

                                               
                                              1. klyeoh Jan 24, 2013 11:27 PM

                                                Jambalaya from the Big Easy Cajun restaurant. Didn't taste *too* authentic - but then, this *is* Singapore, not the United States ;-)

                                                 
                                                 
                                                1. klyeoh Jan 24, 2013 04:52 AM

                                                  Public holiday in Kuala Lumpur today due to the Prophet Muhammad's birthday - a Muslim festival.

                                                  Had brunch in the late-morning: Eggs Benedict :-)

                                                   
                                                  1. mamachef Jan 23, 2013 09:20 AM

                                                    Some of the first real food I've had in weeks and weeks, though I've been getting waaaay better, and today it's all about matzo ball soup and chopped liver on rye w/ some hot mustard. No cel-ray on hand but bitter lemon will do just fine.
                                                    Thank you for keeping the thread going, Klyeoh.

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                                                    1. re: mamachef
                                                      klyeoh Jan 23, 2013 04:53 PM

                                                      It's my pleasure, mamachef :-)

                                                    2. klyeoh Jan 22, 2013 10:32 PM

                                                      No time for a proper lunch today :-(

                                                      But managed to swallow (in 3 gulps) a teeny-weeny cupcake given out by a Chinese colleague to celebrate his new infant son being one-month-old (a Chinese custom - http://www.babycenter.com.sg/a1026578...).

                                                      Anyway, the cupcake was decorated with a little marzipan infant, complete with a microscopic pacifier!

                                                      I'm going to be hungry again later this afternoon.

                                                       
                                                      1. jmcarthur8 Jan 22, 2013 01:48 PM

                                                        I hadn't posted on the lunch thread for a while, but enjoyed the "huiray-klyeoh" lunch party every day.

                                                        Now I see that huiray hasn't posted in quite a while. Is there news about him that I missed?

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                                                          RUK Jan 22, 2013 02:47 PM

                                                          He didn't miss a beat posting regularly now on a different forum. I can only guess what happened here....

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                                                            klyeoh Jan 22, 2013 05:35 PM

                                                            jmcarthur8 - huiray's posting his lunch experiences on eGullet these days:
                                                            http://forums.egullet.org/topic/14398...

                                                            I'm a creature of habit, so it's still Chowhound for me ;-)

                                                            1. re: klyeoh
                                                              jmcarthur8 Jan 22, 2013 06:07 PM

                                                              Thanks, klyeoh and RUK!
                                                              I thought the worst ...we've lost some great contributors in the past few years.
                                                              I looked at just the link you included for egullet. I'll have to take a little tour of more of the site sometime soon.

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                                                            afridgetoofar Jan 22, 2013 11:39 AM

                                                            It's turned cold here again after a brief, false, spring, so something hearty sounded good. I made eggplant parmesan. Somewhat healthier recipe where the eggplant rounds are drizzled with olive oil and baked rather than being fried, before assembling with low-fat cheese, plenty of garlic and parsley and basil, and some good rich French red wine vinegar in the tomato sauce. Served with a side of gai lan blanched then quickly sauteed with olive oil and garlic, and a bit of whole wheat pasta.

                                                            SO of course rendered his less healthy by dousing it with his beloved Tabasco. sigh But he ate it, and he squints warily at eggplants at the store and flinches when he sees them in the fridge; even he'll eat this preparation (after he makes sure he's killed the eggplant thoroughly dead with Tabasco).

                                                            1. tracylee Jan 21, 2013 01:45 PM

                                                              Sandwich: turkey, swiss on rye, toasted up in a sautee pan until cruncy. I used Thousand Island dressing and dijon mustard instead of the usual mayo and honey mustard.

                                                              It was too cold in the kitchen for the butter to spread on the bread, so I put it in the pan first, and a bit again before flipping it.

                                                              1. klyeoh Jan 21, 2013 06:37 AM

                                                                Lunch on the run today - grilled chicken breast-meat burger with fries.

                                                                 
                                                                1. Delucacheesemonger Jan 17, 2013 07:25 AM

                                                                  Unagidon at decent sushi place in Philadelphia.

                                                                  1. klyeoh Jan 16, 2013 09:43 PM

                                                                    Lunch today was at Rajah Inn, a traditional old-style Chinese congee spot in Tiong Bahru, an oldish neighborhood in Singapore.

                                                                    Teochew porridge consists of boiled rice congee, served with a selection of side-dishes. We had:
                                                                    - Chicken curry;
                                                                    - Peanuts stewed in star-anise-flavored soysauce;
                                                                    - Salted ducks' eggs
                                                                    - Minced pork with salted black beans
                                                                    - Soy-braised hard-boiled hen's eggs and tofu cubes
                                                                    - Steamed eg custard

                                                                     
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                                                                      INDIANRIVERFL Jan 15, 2013 10:52 AM

                                                                      McD style fries with hot dog topped with cream chese and real bacon at a local stand. Mayo on the fries.

                                                                      1. Uncle Bob Jan 15, 2013 10:33 AM

                                                                        A big bowl of recycled homemade soup...Recycled cornbread,,,buttered and toasted!!! ~ Oh my!

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                                                                          mamachef Jan 23, 2013 09:21 AM

                                                                          Sounds like a good 'ol GRIT lunch to me...

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                                                                          afridgetoofar Jan 15, 2013 10:09 AM

                                                                          Homemade cream of carrot soup, savory not sweet, plenty of garlic, thyme, marjoram, and parsley, bit of butter and a dollop of yogurt instead of sweet cream, good rich chicken stock base, wee grind of black pepper. Hot cornbread on the side. Good winter eats.

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                                                                            mamachef Jan 23, 2013 09:22 AM

                                                                            That soup sounds wonderful. Must try. Might use mascarpone. yummy.

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                                                                            foodieX2 Jan 15, 2013 07:28 AM

                                                                            Very boring today. Yogurt with berries and flax seeds.

                                                                            1. mamachef Jan 15, 2013 01:32 AM

                                                                              Hey, klyeoh; looks strange to have other people starting this thread, but you are the natural succesor, so congrats! Let's keep this one going, folks!!
                                                                              Lunch today was so good! I had some leftover deli corned beef, so I diced cold potatoes and minced some onion, and made a hash, nice and crispy, with poached eggs, and chili sauce, and slices of pain de mie bread spread with unsalted butter and black raspberry preserves. To drink, big glasses of apple cider from a stand in Boonvile that were just like biting into an apple. Absolutely nothing creative, but delicious - and for that reason, Chow-worthy.
                                                                              Have a good week, y'all. :)

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                                                                                klyeoh Jan 15, 2013 03:33 AM

                                                                                Thanks, mamachef. Miss huiray's invaluable inputs and feedback here, but we're in touch via other means.

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                                                                                  mamachef Jan 23, 2013 09:24 AM

                                                                                  Yep, he's missed but alive and kickin' and spreading his inevitable brand of cheer (heh!) in other places, with other people....wish he'd stop in now and then.

                                                                              2. klyeoh Jan 14, 2013 09:13 PM

                                                                                Pakistani briyani today. It piqued my interest as I wasn't sure how the Pakistani version would defer from an Indian one.

                                                                                Anyway, the one I had today was absolutely delicious. Not sure if the one here was representative of Pakistani briyanis in general, but I really didn't detect any distinct differences between it and the various types of Indian briyanis I'd had - it uses basmati rice which has a fabulously fine texture, it's perfumed with cardamom, star anise, cloves, cinnamon and black pepper. There was also quite a bit of heat from ginger and onions. I chose the chicken briyani (there was also a mutton version on offer) and the spiced, baked chicken thigh was fall-off-the-bone tender.

                                                                                A lentil dhal curry was slathered over the rice and chicken, and crisp, chopped cucumber and lettuce smothered with yoghurt were served as a side.

                                                                                 
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                                                                                  afridgetoofar Jan 11, 2013 10:57 AM

                                                                                  Yellow squash sauteed in olive oil, butter, splash of red wine, chopped onion softened with half a slice of diced applewood smoked bacon and some smashed garlic. Served atop a bit of warm pasta. (I admit to also sprinkling in the smallest amount of sugar and salt, as much as can be pinched between finger and thumb.) SO usually regards squash with the look of incredulity I'm sure I have on my face when he's happily consuming pickled herring, but even he concedes anything is better with bacon. ;)

                                                                                  Washed down with a nice cold glass of milk.

                                                                                  1. melpy Jan 11, 2013 08:36 AM

                                                                                    Leftover mushrooms and grape tomatoes from last night's take on boneless pork Marsala mixed with ledger rice and broccoli, a clementine and a banana.

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                                                                                      foodieX2 Jan 11, 2013 08:08 AM

                                                                                      I had a kind of weird lunch (at least for me). I wanted to use up the last bits of pieces of things so I had 2 eggs scrambled with the last of a bag of chia seeds, a couple TBS black beans leftover from taco night and a small hunk of borderline feta. Served it with the last of my homemade salsa and the final shakes of a bottle of tabasco.

                                                                                      I am very full.

                                                                                      1. Paprikaboy Jan 11, 2013 07:51 AM

                                                                                        Monday- Fish soy + chickem curry
                                                                                        Tuesday-Kabuli Palow
                                                                                        Wednesday- Pad Thai
                                                                                        Thursday- Fish sambal+ lamb curry
                                                                                        Today-Palabok

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                                                                                          klyeoh Jan 11, 2013 03:45 PM

                                                                                          Pancit Palabok? That's my fave Filipino noodle dish - fell in love with it at *first* taste many years ago. It was at a small, nondescript cafe in a mall in Makati - and their version of pancit Palabok, as I found out much later, was not anywhere near as good as some other ones one can find in the neighborhood. But at that meal at the time, everything seemed to magically come together where my tastebuds were concerned - the flavors, the textures. I simply loved it! The only other non-Chinese noodle dish in the world which I loved as much is the Burmese "mohinga".

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                                                                                            Paprikaboy Jan 22, 2013 12:12 PM

                                                                                            Hi Kyleoh,

                                                                                            It was just called Palabok.
                                                                                            I'd not seen it at this place before but it was great.
                                                                                            I'm off to Burma soon , what's "mohinga" like?

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                                                                                            JungMann Jan 17, 2013 07:17 AM

                                                                                            Palabok is also my favorite noodle dish! I traditionally have it every year on my birthday, but I'd eat it more often if I could. Where did you come across it across the pond?

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                                                                                              klyeoh Jan 20, 2013 05:34 AM

                                                                                              I had my very first Palabok from a cafe in Glorietta mall, Makati, way back in 2000.
                                                                                              I now get my fix from one of the many Filipino eateries in Singapore.

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                                                                                                Paprikaboy Jan 22, 2013 12:10 PM

                                                                                                I had it in a small Filipino cafe in East London (Kayaban) near my of office.
                                                                                                I'd been there before but had been unimpressed but saw a regular UK poster JFores had tried the palabok there so gave it another chance, glad I did it was a great dish.

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                                                                                                  JungMann Jan 23, 2013 07:33 AM

                                                                                                  Glad to hear you liked it! Palabok is supposedly one of those dishes people are wary of serving Westerners because it might be too "challenging," but I could never figure out what would be challenging about noodles and crackling in a creamy shrimp sauce.

                                                                                            2. klyeoh Jan 11, 2013 04:24 AM

                                                                                              Nicoise salad, followed by a goat's cheese tart.

                                                                                               
                                                                                               
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                                                                                                Harters Jan 9, 2013 09:20 AM

                                                                                                Serrano ham omelette, handful of rocket, two slices soya & linseed bread.

                                                                                                1. klyeoh Jan 9, 2013 07:13 AM

                                                                                                  Malaysian "roti jala" - net-like lacy pancakes, made from rice flour, coconut creme and tinged/slightly-flavored with turmeric, served with chicken-potato curry.

                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                    calmossimo Jan 5, 2013 07:46 PM

                                                                                                    Leftover homemade curried carrot soup with ginger and miso, plus two toasted crumpets, one with butter and marmite, one with ricotta and honey. I had random cravings and no energy to cook.

                                                                                                    1. klyeoh Jan 3, 2013 09:48 PM

                                                                                                      Simple lunch of Malaysian "roti canai", served with dhal curry. The version here in Kuala Lumpur was so crisp, light and greaseless, compared with the one at Rasa Malaysia in London
                                                                                                      (http://www.chow.com/photos/848813).

                                                                                                      Granted that Rasa Malaysia's version was served with chicken curry, it was priced 20 times more than what I paid for my lunch here in KL today!

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      1. klyeoh Jan 1, 2013 05:40 AM

                                                                                                        Last lunch for 2012 - Chicken Katsu Curry from Isetan supermarket's food section. The lunch set came with a miso soup which was the personification of umami ;-)

                                                                                                         
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                                                                                                          Harters Jan 1, 2013 06:02 AM

                                                                                                          First lunch of 2013 - slice of homemade pate, slice of bought quiche, homemade celeriac remoulade, homemade onion confit, bought bagel (toasted) . Yoghurt for afters and a slice of homemade flapjack to go with the coffee.

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                                                                                                          Harters Dec 27, 2012 05:46 AM

                                                                                                          The inevitable turkey and mango chutney sandwich - as tradition demands, made on cheap supermarket white bread. And a couple of homemade sausage rolls. Followed by a big dollop of sherry trifle. Should keep body & soul together for an hour or so.

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                                                                                                            klyeoh Dec 27, 2012 06:18 AM

                                                                                                            Hey, I *love* white bread :-)

                                                                                                          2. klyeoh Dec 27, 2012 04:42 AM

                                                                                                            'Nasi Kandar' - an iconic Indian-Muslim dish in Penang, Malaysia. I chose a whole deep-fried spiced quail, with cabbage cooked in turmeric and mustard seeds and hard-boiled egg. The "Nasi Kandar' man will slather a combination of different curry gravies onto my rice, resulting in a complex combination of spicy flavors.

                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                              Harters Dec 20, 2012 10:18 AM

                                                                                                              Sandwich - wholemeal bread; supermarket smoked trout pate.

                                                                                                              1. JungMann Dec 20, 2012 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                Shredded vindaloo duck salad with kale, cilantro stems and scallions with Sriracha vinaigrette. Lots of Asian ingredients, but the way this has been fused, I have to say it is all American.

                                                                                                                1. klyeoh Dec 20, 2012 08:11 AM

                                                                                                                  Lunch at Famous Bowl, a Taiwanese-themed eatery in Georgetown, Penang. Ordered a Taiwanese double-boiled pork-rib soup with bitter-gourd and sweet-corn. It was good.

                                                                                                                  Followed by a bowl of stewed pork belly (with boiled egg) on rice. The stew had an intoxicating fragrance through the use of Chinese 5-spice - reminded me of Hong Kong's "small pot" rice covered with various types of cooked meats & vegetables, a common lunch take-out in Hong Kong.

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  1. melpy Dec 18, 2012 09:35 AM

                                                                                                                    Leftover Indian food from Sunday night's dinner at Passage to India in Harrisburg.

                                                                                                                    Basmati rice
                                                                                                                    Passage naan (nuts, fruits and cheese variety- probably the best out of the restaurants we frequent.)
                                                                                                                    Lamb rogan josh (so tender and meaty, better than I've had before)
                                                                                                                    Shahi paneer( a tomato based sauce with paneer, onions and peppers. Would have preferred it a little thicker).

                                                                                                                    Need to get out of my ordering rut.

                                                                                                                    1. Soop Dec 18, 2012 04:57 AM

                                                                                                                      I've eaten through all the fruit and veg I bought to work, plus a bowl of porridge, and I'm still hungry.

                                                                                                                      Still have a chicken stew and a youghurt, but god DAMN I could never be a vegetarian. I've barely stopped eating, I feel like a panda.

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                                                                                                                        calmossimo Jan 5, 2013 07:44 PM

                                                                                                                        "I've barely stopped eating, I feel like a panda."

                                                                                                                        hahahah thanks for this.

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                                                                                                                          SunSets May 8, 2013 12:51 PM

                                                                                                                          Just saw this and it made me giggle.TOO funny!

                                                                                                                        2. klyeoh Dec 17, 2012 10:08 PM

                                                                                                                          Traditional Malay lunch today of "Nasi Lemak" (coconut milk-flavored steamed rice) with traditional accompaniments of toasted groundnuts, crisp-fried anchovies, hard-boiled egg and a piece of Malay-style curried chicken.

                                                                                                                          I also added a "popiah goreng" - Malay-style fried egg roll. The "popiah goreng" is somewhat similar to Indonesia's "lumpia goreng" and Filipino fried "lumpia", all of which are Chinese-influenced. The differences lie in the fillings of these egg rolls: the Malaysian "popiah" has grated turnips, carrots, tofu, and shrimp filling (very minute amount of shrimp), the Indonesian version wil have finely julienned carrots, cabbage, minced beef & egg, whilst the Filipinos have different variations of the lumpia, from the fresh (unfried) lumpiang sariwa filled with finely-chopped heart of palm, chicken & peanuts, to lumpiang Shanghai with carrots, minced pork, glass noodles (sotanghon) filling, etc.

                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                            chocolatetartguy Dec 17, 2012 06:51 PM

                                                                                                                            Took a returning to work retiree friend to lunch. We had crab mixed with egg white on bow. It was too mild for my taste. Curried Chicken prepared in the style of Great China restaurant, more spicy. We both really enjoyed that. We were comped a fried won ton and pot sticker each.

                                                                                                                            The curried chicken was so good that I'm going to finish it for dinner in a couple of hours instead of having venison French country style.

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                                                                                                                              klyeoh Dec 17, 2012 08:21 PM

                                                                                                                              I'm glad the restaurant offered you guys the fried wontons & potstickers which should provide a good contrast to the crab-egg white & curried dishes: the Chinese usually like to make sure each meal's spread of dishes have a variety of flavors and textures.

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                                                                                                                                chocolatetartguy Dec 18, 2012 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                                Actually, I think it had more to do with my friend being a friend of the owner. Also, I am now approaching regular status, so I may get an extra on occasion. They were a nice contrast though.

                                                                                                                            2. klyeoh Dec 16, 2012 11:36 PM

                                                                                                                              Sunday brunch at Thirty8, the bright, airy eatery on the 38th floor of the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. It was a buffet, and among the stuff I tried:

                                                                                                                              - Roti Jala

                                                                                                                              - Paratha bread

                                                                                                                              - Chicken curry

                                                                                                                              - Assortment of Chinese dim sum ... okay, I was greedy.

                                                                                                                              Thirty8 restaurant occupies an entire floor of the Grand Hyatt, and has 3 large cooking/serving stations, offering Chinese/Malay, Japanese and Western/continental cuisines. The seating is spacious and fully-integrated, meaning one can order from any of the serrving stations.

                                                                                                                              For Sunday brunch, one also has free-flow of fresh fruit juices and shakes, besides a huge plethora of all sorts of food items on offer, including hummus and pita bread (to appeal to Middle-Eastern hotel guests), hot soya milk and Chinese fritters (for Mainland Chinese guests), etc, the ubiquitous egg station, chicken sausages, turkey ham, beef bacon, etc. Interesting to note that the food here is all 'halal' (suitable for Muslims) as the hotel's owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

                                                                                                                              Nice view from up there :-)

                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
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