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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Healthy Vegetarian Fare & Matchmaking (?!!)

" Does the calm really come after a storm? Or it's only transitional, hinting at turbulent times waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting soul? Akin to an impending tsunami, a catastrophe waiting to devastate. Life is definitely NOT simple ...."
Anyway, taking a break from my Betong posts (yeah yeah, some had voiced concern over the lack of "local" food reviews, but I'd rather post them all than letting amnesia takes over). Let's catch up on what this Motormouth had digested lately ....

The address and contact number printed on the menu for easy reference ...

Yesterday (yes, this IS recent) me, TallGal and FCOE were running around the whole of Kinta district, from Lahat to Tasek. Strangely when the time was nigh for lunch, we discovered the intended destinations were all closed on Mondays. Suffice to say, hunger pangs overpowered rationale, and we ended up at a vegetarian restaurant in Taman Ipoh Permai, at a corner shoplot next to Citrus Wine & Dine (click HERE for my review on Citrus).

Vegetarian Fried Rice Noodles (Char Kuey Teow) RM3.50

Some of you might have realised that I have never reviewed any vegetarian food, for being the omnivores (or rather, carnivores) that we are, going vege without special occasions somehow did not cross our minds. But I vaguely remembered Mum claimed this newly opened restaurant had my aunt's seal of approval (my aunt being a rather picky eater, btw).

Loh Hon Chai (Mixed Vege) Rice RM3.50

The lady boss practised a different approach when it comes to ordering. How? She SITS on an empty chair at your table, uninvited no less, and slowly take your order. Too close for comfort? Nah ... Maybe she anticipated our indecisiveness, and would not risk standing for hours while we oogle at the items on the menu.

Butter Milky Chicken Chop with Rice (RM5)

TallGal had the Penang Char Kuey Teow (recommended by our "friend", the lady boss), FCOE chose the Loh Hon Chai Rice, while I was still hoping to satiate the carnivorous appetite by picking the Chicken Chop Rice (also suggested by "her").

All in all, the dishes were quite delicious, being vegetarian food and all. Which kind of explained the nearly fully-patronised outlet even it was way past lunch hour. Total for 3 including drinks came to RM18. Reasonable enough. They serve an impressive range of dishes as well as individual meals, such as fried rice, noodles, and etc.

Min Sin Yie Vegetarian Restaurant

Location : 39, Laluan Permai 1, Taman Ipoh Permai, 31400 Ipoh. Tel : 012-5322856. Closed on Wednesdays, unless it's the 1st or 15th of the month in Chinese lunar calendar.

Now, don't go yet, for something slightly different, I need some 'professional' opinions here :

LULU : Aahhh ... Where's my knight in shining armour????

BOB : Ahem ahem. I'm the perfect candidate! (At least I hope to be one .... )

My Golden Retriever, LULU, is looking for a life partner. Muahaha ... What do YOU think? =P


Andrew said...

Am I seeing right? Vegetarian chicken chop?

Anonymous said...

wei.. wat happen to ur LULU?? menopause?? =P she looks so sad and tired la.. pity her... hehe.. aiya, too bad la.. my JOJO --> FEMALE... not ngam ur LULU... hehehe...

Anonymous said...

Dont be shy that you are looking for a life partner and put your dog on the forefront. Yah, Lulu looks kinda sad. My smaller dogs are Candy (tzihshu) and Jamie (jack russel). Jamie is a real rascal, an aimer, a challenger, a corporate ladder climber type of character.

wmw said...

I like vegetarian food, as this is the only time I don't have to be picky about what "meat" I'm eating :o).

New Kid on the Blog said...

2 things from this post... I was caught by your new header... very nice!! 2nd, is your golden retriever.... so handsome!!!! :D

hmmm, ... why not the food that caught my attention ah?? :D

Min said...

Wei, your LULU is very cute, hehe. Unfortunately, my dog, Ruby is a male, although with a female name, hehe.

Anonymous said...

Like your header, quite professional looking, but then again, u so free? haha
Lulu has really grown ya n so cute :)

HairyBerry said...

got me thought it was lunch plus matchmaking...hehehe

Anonymous said...

My Scrabby is a min pin but really 'hum sub' little fella. So I think it's a no match!

CK Lam said...

Nice to see a vegetarian review once in a while...even the Char Kuey Teow looks delicious with lots of 'wok hei'.

Precious Pea said...

Pea or Pumpkin? Choose one...hehehe!

J2Kfm said...

fortesfidelis : yup, with a variety of gravy to go with, Thai chilli sauce, butter milk, black pepper etc.

kca : not menopause la, where got so early! she posing ma, cant tell?

jencooks : !!! ME? hehe, thats funny. but she's happy on most days, crazy even.

wmw : oh, I thought anything goes, except for raw meat, rite? :)

NKOTB : the header's thanks to Crizlai. Lulu's my golden, Bob's her future bf. muahaha ...

min : wei, Lulu is a female la! officially a b*tch!!!

eelektra : yeah, though as free as I'm, I cant get my lazy hands to design one.

nic : it IS matchmaking. though not for myself. yet. =P

peng : hamsap dog?! haha, not sure Lulu can 'stand' such behaviour!

ck lam : indeed. looks maybe deceiving, but the noodles taste as good as they looked.

precious pea : oh dear, both too small. we dont wanna see anjing penyet right? =)

backStreetGluttons said...

vegetarian food in the hands of the right carnivore will taste meatly delicious ( and so lies the paradox)

yr friend dun need a life partner just a few N S ( we think )

Little Inbox said...

Butter Milky Chicken Chop with Rice cost for RM5, hmm...quite reasonable.
Lulu looks sleepy sleepy.

Anonymous said...

I did mention in my blog that I like your new header. You mean crizlai did it? Good Job. Hope to put a design to my blog tho, any help?

J2Kfm said...

BSG : what's a N S anyway?

little inbox : yup, price is within my realm. Lulu is mighty good at posing, just that.

jencooks : yup, his design. :) gee, I'm probably putting him into works with this promo!

Anonymous said...

Now now now... that shop doesn't look like it's next to Citrus leh. Is it the opposite row?

Oooo.. match-making? My friend's Hanson should be handsome enough for your Lulu :P

Lingzie said...

oh your lulu's such a beauty!! best of luck getting her a partner... i love golden retrievers!! :)

J2Kfm said...

jason : not exactly next to Citrus, but on the same road, BEFORE Citrus. last time was a Nasi Kandar shop, if I'm not wrong. Hanson's a Golden as well? hmmm ... OK, let's see him!!!

lingzie : hehe, thanks. they DO have friendly personalities, dont they?

Precious Pea said...

Huh?? What anjing penyet? Your Lulu is a girl right?

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