Friday, October 31, 2014

Standup Comedian Show by Harith Iskander @ Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil

Managed to get through on the first day to tell a joke to LITEFM DJ one monday morning which is also our 5th anniversary date and hubby birthday on 20 Oct 2014. I recall my colleague told me this funny joke " There is 10 fish in an aquarium with 80% water level. Suddenly, one fish die and the water level become full. Do you know why? Because the other 9 fishes they cry. Second day, all the 9 fishes went missing. Where they go? They went to send their member "Naik Bukit" ( In chinese they going for memorial the died fish).  I try my luck call in and I won 6 tickets to see Harith Iskander show at Bukit Jalil on 29 Oct 2014 at 8.30pm. The DJ laugh at my joke and funny enough he cannot guess what happen to the fish.

The ticket is post to my home address and reached on Monday. Very disappointing when I look at it. I have 5 seats from B1-B5 and another ticket  with C16. Different row and they put in the sellotape to make it together. So which means the 6th person need to sit separately which is very ridiculous. Can't they give us the ticket in one row??

So on 29 Oct 2014, we went out early to take the Star LRT to Bukit Jalil station from Sentul Timur. Took us almost 35 minutes ride and luckily it was not raining. We walk about 8 minutes to the Stadium Putra (our first visit here) and the whole are is crowded with stalls selling food and drinks ( overpriced), peoples are queuing up for the food. There is food truck, one side selling Burger , Espressoolab and mineral water Evian selling at RM 5 for a very small bottle. There are Property booth from IJM Land, and Genting Rewards. We take our time walking around and they offer us a lucky draw when we register for Genting rewards card member. All the lucky balls are the same. Soft toys or room stay at First world genting. We both get a room stay on Saturday. That's good. 

We waited until 8.30pm. Traffic is bad outside and my Sister is still struggling to find a parking. Bigger crowds coming in and there are still people buying food at 8.30pm. I think this show is going to delay because of Malaysia style of always being late to any occasion. No choice but to wait for the show to start. This is managed by local people that's why. To compare the Disney show i went recently at KL Convention Centre who was handle by the Mat Salleh..They always ONTIME!!Sharp!. 8.30pm means exactly 8.30PM SHOW time

Upset and frustrating when the security guard checking our bag and does not allow drinking bottle. That is fine. I hope to buy the water inside. But they told me.those are not for sale and we are not allowed to purchase anything!! What?? Then why the people there are setting up stall and selling mineral water at RM 2?? Bad management and organizer. No cameras? YEAH people can just take their phone and take photos and videos.. so whats the point?

I found my seats and the plastic chairs is really sickening. We sitted there for so long to wait for the show to start and with given ticket price at RM 128, we have to sit at the lousy plastic chairs!.All the people just started to come in at 8.45 pm. And they are finding their seats and the whole stadium is almost full with 8000 people

So the show starts at 9.15pm. The reason is because traffic is bad ( not raining at all), the godfather is not here yet..showing us some pre recorded video to entertain the crowd. The shows are late and at 9.20pm they advertise this standup comedian show is sponsored by those companies..then come Adibah Noor on the stage who is also the MC for tonight. Then she sing a song and talking for so long..only the show start to begin with comedian Dr. Jason Leong for 20 minutes and continue by Papa CJ, India's most influential comic (Honestly, I not really understand his language and he was walking here and there..hard to concentrate on his jokes).Entertain by them for like 40 minutes. At 10.05 pm, Harith Iskander is finally here and everyone is so excited!…

Laugh all night long with his simple and funny jokes. I love the Master Chef joke and our typical Malaysian cultural. That is To know Malaysia is to LAUGH MALAYSIA!” He has been talking for almost 1 1/2 hour and still continues.. I was looking at my watch..it's already 11.00 pm and I quickly check the website through my smartphone..Oppss.. the Star LRT station is going to close at 11.25pm. We better catch the last train or else we need to take other public transport. 

Very upset as we could not stay longer to wait for the show to finish and make our move for 8 minutes walking back to the station. Tiring, disappointed with this round of organizer which causes the delay. Have they think about us that we are taking public transport??

No wonder the show was late and everyone seems to be relaxing outside taking their own sweet time to go inside the stadium. They have already known and expected there are few local so called famous singers and celebrities who will be coming in late . When we are out from the stadium, I saw many nice cars parked outside with lots of bodyguards that are waiting there..

Anyway, we enjoy the show and surprisingly, there are maybe less than 10 people taking photos or videos which I can observe from my seats.





Old Tricycle @ Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa


I always being a fan of yong tau foo and today we found a new concept of having BBQ Yong Tau Foo at Old Tricycle @ Taman Desa. It took us only 15 minutes drive to Taman Desa from Titiwangsa after working hours. Hidden gem at Faber Tower, center court which is also surrounds by the housing area. We manage to find the place and the whole area is outdoor space with charcoal stove placed on each tables. 


Old Tricycle opened its business since March 2014. Mr Ray, the owner wish to bring the original taste of the yong tau foo from his father for Being  55 years of their original stall "Choon Kee" in Pudu . Choon Kee is well known for their traditional homemade yong tau foo and now Old Tricycle BBQ Yong Tau Foo  is another new innovation by the owner for being the first restaurant that introduced grilled yong tau foo over charcoal.

Lots of efforts and thought to finish this 3D Mural that represents Mr.Ray father who are selling the yong tau foo on the old tricycle. I find this very meaningful and looks lively to me. Sitting there enjoying the food and the scene of old days serving of yong tau foo.

 Wide open air dining environment with bright signage and the whole street are covered with BBQ aroma . Multiple pots of charcoals are prepared fired up outside the corridor of the shop. The places looks inviting with friendly and helpful staff.



Yong tau foo serving is clearly listed at the menu. Can't wait to have my favourite pig skin

There are 3 sizes of set menu that is available daily starting with a small set of 15 pieces for 2-3 pax (RM 30.00), medium set of 25 pieces for 4 pax (RM 48.00) & large set ( for bigger group) of 35 pieces for 5 pax (RM 65.00). There are choices of A la carte yong tau foo, price starts from RM 1.80 onwards.
Old Tricycle Yong Tau Foo offers eggplant, bitter gourd, chili, tau foo pok, lady fingers, beancurd, long beans, pig skin,fry fishballs, bacon, Fried dumpling, meatballs, marinated Aust sirloin with fish paste, smoked duck breast with fish paste and the higher range of marinated Aust lamb with fish paste.

There are 4 choices of Cheong Fun or you can just order a bowl of rice.

Here are the Background of Old Tricycle. The original recipe is from Tai Pu China. They also extend their production of homemade fish paste to other stalls, food courts, canteens, hawkers and etc. They have their own factory to produce the ingredients.

BBQ Pits is available at each tables. We can choose to grill ourselves or the staff will do it for you. It could be a fun way to grill it on our own..just the matter to ensure the food is perfectly cooked.  
  We are served with these Oldies Chinese wedding steel painted mugs. A big mug which can be shared among two persons. The Pumpkin Barley (RM 4.50) - Only available on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Sweet, flavourful and nutritious drinks that you must try on.

Ray recommended this Freezy Lime Juice (RM 4.50) as well. Chilled drinks just nice to have this after the BBQ session. Refreshing lime juice!!



Fry onion soya sauce Chee Cheong Fun (RM 3.90) - My all time favourite. I love the original way to have the Chee Cheong Fun with just plain soya sauce.  Silky smooth chee cheong fun with added on crispy fry onion, spring onion and sprinkle of sesame.


Homemade special chilli and sweet sauce. The chili sauce was equally delicious 

We are served with our small set of 15 pieces of fresh yong tau foo set with smoky sauce. This set comes with brinjal, lady finger, tau fu pok, fry fu pei, streaky bacon with capsicum fish paste, streaky bacon with pig skin fish paste, back bacon with fish paste, mushroom with fish paste, chilis, and bitter gourd. Definitely enough for two pax.

I was quite delighted by this serving of Chee Cheong Fun soaked in Curried gravy and the condiments of chewy fried Pig Skin & crunchy Dried Shrimp (RM 3.90). Aromatic, flavourful and spicy. I find myself addictive to this chee cheong fun. Taste really good.


Another signature food -Fried Fu Pei (Fried beancurd sheets) RM 3.80.  Extremely crispy and I enjoy every bite. This is a good one.



Mouth watering yong tau foo menu for tonight

The yong tau foo is now smoked over charcoal grills. The staff will slowly turn over each pieces of the yong tau foo to ensure all are well cooked. And in between will put some oil on top of the yong tau foo. Probably to prevent those yong tau foo on the grill plate will not stick together. 

Waiting patiently with excitement as we are trying out something new today. Smells good..
 Innovative Capsicum stuffed with fish paste and wrapped with bacon (RM 2.50). Savoury bacon that will tickle your taste bud. I also love the streaky bacon with pig skin fish paste. You can't beat the taste of anything bacon-wrapped! 

Each pieces of yong tau food is stuffed nicely with fish paste. The texture of the fish paste is firm and tasty. Pair it with the pleasant taste of the chili sauce or sweet sauce. You can choose to just have it originally which I prefer. Yummy
Enjoying the simple meal along with the rhythm from the oldies song..nostalgic moments..I think my parents know very well of those songs..

3D mural of Ray’s late father selling yong tau foo on his traditional tricycle stall. Impressive artwork with the handle of the bicycles. 



Check this place to try out the first Original Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo in Klang Valley. Thanks again to Ray for this food sampling session.

*You will have the chance to get a ride on the traditional trishaw next month. Look out for their FB page for more updates. 


OLD TRICYCLE YONG TAU FOO

Plaza Faber
Jalan Desa Jaya
Taman Desa, off Jalan Klang Lama
58100 Kuala Lumpur.

*Will be opening another branch in Desa Aman Puri (Kepong) in December with air conditioning place and another interesting mural.


Tel: +6012-218 1352

Business Hour: 6.00pm – 11.00pm (Closed on Tuesday)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Free Photobook from Groupon

Free photobook for grab from Groupon . Claim your deal now. Expiry in 2015 April. Each account can claim 2 photobook!!!

Saving my money. For delivery charge of RM 8, I can compile all my photos in a mini softcover photobook with my own customized design..