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Of Kung Fu Fighting Crabs

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
When The Princess was back in PJ a fortnight ago, she went to this seafood restaurant in Selayang (as it was highly recommended by Friedchillies) as Ken Lee was bugging non-stop for crabs.

Jin Chan is a seafood supplier, boasting tanks and tanks of seafood from live Alaskan Crabs, Boston Lobsters, Mexican Geoduck and whatnots. Names of hotels are plastered across some tanks, indicating seafood to be delivered to the kitchens of these hotels. Price wise, it's a little on the steep side but no doubt, the seafood is alive and kicking right into the wok. After choosing the seafood and paying for them, the seafood was sent to the restaurant next door to be cooked to their liking.

Bei Hai is a Chinese restaurant with a twist. See, apart from specializing in Chinese cuisine, they prepare a pretty mean version of the local mee goreng mamak. The server will recommend cooking style for each seafood should you be clueless.

Dishes arrived a short period after. They ordered mantis prawns fried with salt. Pretty good actually, if not for the expensive price.

Next up was baked escargots thermidor style. Instead of lying in their shells, the snails were fleshed out, chopped into pieces and smothered in thick mozarella and ham bits. Eat this dish while it's hot, as it can develop an unpleasant smell once cold.

This was followed by steamed tiger prawns with egg gravy poured over. The gravy is pretty good, the wine in it really enhanced the freshness of the prawns.

Who would have thought a Chinese restaurant to make a pretty mean mee goreng mamak? The version here is slightly more wet and loaded with prawns, fish and squid pieces. The chef was heavy-handed in throwing in the cili padi (bird eye chilli) and hence, the mee goreng mamak really fire up the tastebuds. Love it!

Crabs cooked with salted egg yolks made the final entrance. The crabs thay day were pretty small, hence Ken Lee complained that the crabs went on a 3-day diet as there were not much flesh. Nevertheless, this dish pretty good.

Bei Hai charges a flat rate to cook each dish. The total bill came to about RM300 for 4 persons, including a dish of green vegetables. Would they return? Yes, only if someone is treating them dinner here as you can find restaurants with on-par quality seafood, if not better, at lower prices else where.
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Of No Good! Body Parts

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Japan is not only Land of The Rising Sun, but also the land of vending machines, clear plastic umbrellas and innovative beauty products.

Too much standing? No good! Dry, wrinkly, duck-neck skin around your knees? No good! Pigmentation and dark patches on your knees? No good! But with anti knee aging scrub cream, you can now "wear skirt that comes to 10 centimeters above your knees".

In Malaysia, women are dieting away to achieve better figures. Some want to slim the arms, others lust for slimmer thighs and waist. There are also few who invest in creams and facials to create a slimmer face. But the Japanese is one step ahead. They have Diet Finger Cream. And now, achieving pointy, dainty fingers is possible! Perfect to show off your new Cartier ring.

This thing below is a puzzle.

Is it to soak up sweaty underarm? To lessen the friction between arm and body? Either way, trust the Japanese to come up with some obscure, bewildering ideas.

Now, what are you doing staring at the screen reading this blog instead of working? No good!
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Of Best Wishes Wrapped With Kimchi

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Hmm...La dee dum...

Bored to her bones here, this poor princess.

By the way, congrats, Ken Lee dear! You're one step closer in joining the kimchi-eating nation. Kasi kau kau mia sama itu kimchi! If there's a tip The Princess could give, it's to pause, think and answer calmly. Remember to breathe, girl, breathe (except if someone ate kimchi and dropped an atomic bomb lar)

After that, get your ass back here and teman her.
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Of A Happy Bunny

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The Princess is a happy bunny. All because of these.

All white Adidas Superstar with vinyl stripes and embossed motif background

Adidas Respect M.E Collection by Missy Elliot

Black velvet background with hot pink vinyl stripes

She totally digs the Adidas sneaker collection in Japan. *Jump,jump, skip, skip*

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