Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Special Food

This dish is known as Yee Sang, something like a mixed vegetable salad ala Chinese style.

Took this picture when I dined at Golden Sun Restaurant at Jalan Kuchai Lama. That was my first taste of yee sang for this year bearing in mind we ate this few days prior to Chinese New Year.

My sis who was there said that would be her fifth time. Fifth time before Chinese New Year has even started ??????????

Those days, yee sang would be served by restaurants on the seventh day of the Chinese New Year. Later on, restaurants started to serve it within the second or the third day. Nowadays, the over commercialised yee sang could be ordered two weeks prior to Chinese New Year.

The same thing goes for the chinese restaurants. Those days (when I was young of course), chinese restaurants would be closed beginning from the eve to maybe the third day of Chinese New Year. Nowadays, chinese restaurants made its bulk of profits on the eve as people tend to eat out for the reunion dinner. The chinese restaurants would only close for business right after the full fifteen days of Chinese New Year.

The last minute shoppping for Chinese New Year brought me to Tesco at Taman Midah area.

Saw this pricing tag for the chiffon cakes - RM009. My itchy fingers were telling me to place the numeric 9 right at the front to make it RM900 ................. HAHA

First time buyer of the Big Apple Donuts And Coffee's donuts (or doughnuts). Those days I have only one choice or you can say no choice. Nowadays, there were too many choices to pick. Selecting this six donuts gave me a hard time ....... had to forego others which I wanted too.

Was fascinated by the way they baked the donuts. Instantly placed on a conveyor belt and it turned colour upon going through a 'burner'. Instant donut?

Not long after that, a hole caved in right at the centre of the donut as it travels along the conveyor belt.

Oh yea, Big Apple is a local food company ...... what a success!
Tags: Yee Sang, Chinese New Year, Golden Sun Restaurant, Chinese Restaurant, Tesco, Big Apple Donuts And Coffee, Instant Donut, Donut, Doughnut



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never enjoyed Yee Sang but I am the big fan of Big Apple donuts,yummy! they even have the durian flavor, 100% made in Malaysia, not bad!

03 February, 2009 16:08  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

daniel - if they served yee sang with lots of nice salmon fish, its def nice

03 February, 2009 22:41  
Blogger acura said...

Things used to be so different. Like all other festivals, CNY has become commercialised. Some families rarely cook the reunion dinner, preferring to go to restaurants. That's why they enjoy good business throught the new year.

04 February, 2009 00:48  
Blogger foongpc said...

Love yee sang! My favourite food at least during CNY. But so expensive! The restaurants all making a killing at this one!

04 February, 2009 01:09  
Blogger Kay Leaf said...


Food... again...

I need to "cut fat"

04 February, 2009 01:37  
Blogger bZbee said...

oh gosh..last year during cny...i had big apples for 3 consecutive months and it made me gain pounds which was hard to loose till now...no regrets but i just couldn't resist it at that time

04 February, 2009 19:43  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

acura - yeah, unheard of last time when reunion are held at home

foong - yee sang in restaurants are expensive

kay - cut? hehehe

bzbee - wow, u must be their top customer then

11 February, 2009 13:47  
Blogger Annoymous said...

Dun really like YS also..

01 March, 2009 09:48  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

at least once la during cny, the fun of it but if too frequent ... its too much of it then

01 March, 2009 15:24  

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