Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Getting into the 'Spirit' of the holiday season...

Ipoh Canning Garden Chee Cheong Fun (CCF) at PJ Old Town!

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Hmmmmm... would this CCF pass the test of this Ipoh gal's tastebuds?

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Well, the mushroom sauce with the mince pork is actually rather reminiscent of the Ipoh Canning Garden CCF sauce in texture, but in taste, the mushroom was too overwhelming and the dark sauce too heavy. Also, the chillie sauce was completely awful with a stale manufactured taste.
No where near Ipoh Canning actually. (I have to say that Ipoh folk all have their own favourites, when it comes to CCF, so let me just clearly say that the Ipoh Canning one is my fav ok? lol...)

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The Sar Hor Fun here is pretty good. Light chewy balls in a sweet, lardy soup, with springy noodles. No complaints.

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After brunch, seeing as it was a long weekend and all, we thought it might be a good idea to swing by Tong Woh, PJ State, to pick up our wines for the holiday season... Judging from the long snaking queues and the hordes of cars jamming up the small lane, so did half the PJ folk.

Anyway, whilst we were picking out our wines, we noticed something blue-green on the shelves...

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What? They sell Absinthe here in Malaysia? Aiyoh, had we known, we wouldn't have had to 'tumpang' our friends coming back from Europe to buy it for us...
The 68% one looked rather hardcore.

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Another cool tipple for the new year celebrations... are you intrigued?!

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Finally we took our place in the long, long line, at the checkout counter... Good job they give discounts at Tong Woh, because we can feel our wallets getting lighter already and Christmas isn't even here yet... oo-er.. ;P

27 comments:

Precious Pea said...

Wow..what a discovery and just in time for the festive season too! Hiccup!

J2Kfm said...

so fast into the SPIRIT of Xmas? hahah ... like so many shopping complexes around. jam-packed to the max!

pity about the imitated CCF though.

MochaSourcream said...

Oh noooooo... Xmas in 2 weeks time... panic** panic** hv not gotten 1 single present yet... sweat** sweat**

kennhyn said...

I always eat there....most saturday b4 I go to church I eat there...the I love the dry keow teoy soup...haha

By the way, if you are looking for Paulaner weissbier hefe white or hefe dunkel, beerbeer is selling it at RM370 per box for 20 bottle of 500ml. Get this for new year or chirtmas party...haha

backStreetGluttons said...

the canning garden one is near the cathilic church issit, that fler still there ah ?

we are coming over for xmas , so get ready

fbb said...

for a brief moment, i thought it was ipoh u were blogging about...
68% proof? !!!! shudder. wah, absinthe so exp one ah!!!! how does one drink it!?

JENCOOKS said...

Now u can celebrate Christmas with a double dose of Absinthe; it was so near yet so far then..enjoy your sip.

CUMI & CIKI said...

pea:
lol.. hiccup indeed

j2kfm:
ya lar.. u know how ipoh ppl are fussy about their CCF rite? lol

mocha:
no need to panic.. me & u , same boat. the way i see it... plenty of time.. haha (i am the 'last minute everything' gal)

kennhyn:
really? wow.. good buy huh

bsg:
yup! that's the one!

fbb:
yar, price rite..? you are suppose to drip the absinthe over a cube of sugar, collecting the solution at the end and drinking it, to take away the bitter taste.
then wait for the green fairy.. :P

jen:
lol.. yup.. so many bottles.. so little time.. hurhur

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Life for Beginners said...

I didn't realise they sold absinthe in M'sia! Somehow they always remind me of vampires ala Anne Rice or Poppy Z Brite. :P

Nic (KHKL) said...

OMG! we'll see fairies??? *washing fruit jam jars to snatch one of 'em*

do tell me how to get to tong woh the next time we meet. *evil laughter*

CUMI & CIKI said...

lfb:
i vant to suck yor blrruuud!

nic:
sure will... follow the green liquid trail... mwahahaah

sc said...

hahaha, really getting into the spirit of it.. i cant recalled which absinthe i tried before.. it was greenish, i took a sip and it sure was power oommpphh. maybe i'll see xmas elves if i have that this year :D

550ml jar of faith said...

How absolutely timely! Just when I've about resigned myself to substandard CCF, here comes your esteemed recommendation from Ipoh, right here in PJ! And absinthe is legal now?! Jolly Xmas indeed!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ohhhh this is where fbb gets his cheap stock of prosecco rite? nxt stop!

worldwindows said...

The last I remember Ipoh's CCF uses light reddish sweet sauce. Remember I first ate KL's CCF at the old KL Hilton (next door hawkers I meant) in the late 70's. The brown sauce stuck in the mind. Brown sauce is always associated with KL's CCF. LOL!

vkeong said...

reminds me, i gotta look for a good restaurant to celebrate Christmas cum New Year :D

jason said...

Er... such bad imitations :P

Lisa said...

Have you tried the Canning Gdn CCF that is sold in SS2 food court? From my recollection of the Ipoh one, it's pretty close. Lady who runs the stall says she's the sister-in-law of the Canning Gdn fella. Only thing is that the pickled chilli for the SS2 one has a funny taste.

Penang Tua Pui said...

talk about CCF.... my pick will be Teluk Intan... try once... miss them until today...

CUMI & CIKI said...

food promo:
will do!

CUMI & CIKI said...

sc:
elves, fairies, goblins and banshees!

faith:
it wasn't that good wor.. actually not even close to ipoh stds

joe:
yea, that's the place! buy till u drop!

ww:
yea, i love that reddish sauce too.. don't really fancy the brown one

CUMI & CIKI said...

vkeong:
depends on what sorta food you are thinking of for the year end.. so many choices actually!

jason:
uh huh

lisa:
that lady is rubbish too.. the closest to that ipoh canning one, is at that sunken corner coffee shop near the old Jaya supermarket (sec14). That old man and his son - very good!

PTP:
i have yet to try that one.

Julian Si said...

Ipoh made it to PJ, eh... not quite in terms of quality. Alas!!

Hope I get an invite for this wine gig u are planning, hint hint :-)

Cheers from Pattaya...

FBB said...

heh heh, julian si wants an invite so he can ffk again hor....;P

Tummythoz said...

68%???!! One sip & I'll be either d fairy or banshee.

CUMI & CIKI said...

jules:
you name the place, we bring the booze la ;)

fbb/jules:
ya lar... eh, julian, how bout you invite us all for a PAHTEY? lol

tummythoz:
hahaha... sip not gulp!