I have been clearing up my photo database and found A LOT of photos I’d taken of all the foods we have been trying.
I thought it’d be fun to post them up here and see if anyone else shares the same sentiments as I do
I hadn’t been to KL (Kuala Lumpur) for years but something came up and I was delighted to go there on my own. My host was none other than a hip and young KL-ite.
The Pavilion had just opened, replacing the prestigious Bukit Bintang Girls School. Gasp! They actually relocated a 107 year old school (one of the oldest in Kuala Lumpur) for a mall…
I was dumb-struck as I walked along the newly opened stores, wondering how the former students must feel knowing that their alma mater has been demolished and now, a spanking new mall is in its place? How do they show their kids that this used to be granny’s or mummy’s old school? Sad.
Not really in the mood to eat there, we looked around for snacks to pack back and came upon a crowded J.Co Donuts, which is an Indonesian chain.
Can you imagine *lining up* for doughnuts? We can’t and we won’t. And so Big Apple donuts got some new customers that day
We decided to get two boxes of 6. My favourite doughnut is the original Krispy Kreme so naturally, my first choice was “Glacier”. Simple pleasures.
We also picked up a few of the Belgian (Belgium???) Chocolate for the chocaholics:
For health sake, we threw in a couple of “California Almonds”:
Here’s the other box, which contained some blueberry topped doughnuts and a few other flavours I can’t recall:
My lunch partner then drove us over to Midvalley / Gardens and we decided to plonk ourselves down at Rak Thai Restaurant, which he claimed served good, authentic Thai food.
I love Thai food but I was dismayed to see all the chairs occupied and the only seats available were STOOLS…
Sorry, I have a really BAD back. And since my work keeps me on my feet all day long, I steer clear of stools.
With aching feet from a bit of shopping and window-shopping, my lunch partner was about to glare at me so I decided to be a good sport and sat down to look forward to the yummy Thai food.
Here’s what we ordered:
Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad with Dried Shrimps and Roasted Peanuts)
I don’t really like sour foods but one of my former colleagues, a fun-loving foodie from the Philippines convinced me that this is not sour but a sweet-and-sour delight that I would become addicted to. He was right – I’d order this almost every time I ate at a Thai restaurant LOL
Pineapple Fried Rice
Normally, I would go for the spicy fried rice as I don’t like pineapple but the pineapple fried rice at Rak Thai was well done and not overly sweet. In any case, I left behind the pineapple bits.
Sweet Mango with Glutinous Rice and Coconut Milk
I don’t really like this dish due to the santan (coconut milk) but my lunch date insisted on ordering this.
Since he couldn’t finish it all on his own, I helped him by taking a few slices of the mango. Mmm…nice!
Ahh…I had such a nice time since I had NO kids around. Now, I can’t even remember how I got so lucky. When can I do this again???