My Beloved Malaysia

Posted by : foongpc | Saturday, August 30, 2014 | Published in

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To celebrate Malaysia's 57th Merdeka (Independence) Day this August 31st, I have composed a song  on my piano dedicated to my beloved country.

I decided to title it "My Beloved Malaysia". Have a listen, shall we? Hope you like it! :)


Note : This recording and work is copyrighted. All Rights Reserved.

Did you know that Malaysia achieved independence in the year 1957, which was exactly 57 years ago? So the number 5757 will hold a special meaning to all Malaysians this year.

The theme for this year's celebration is "Malaysia Where Love Grows". Seeing that we are currently experiencing so many disharmonies in terms of race, religion and politics, the theme sounds a little unreal. However, I really hope Malaysia is a country where love grows and grows. That will be just too beautiful and awesome!

Now if you want to know why I titled my song "My Beloved Malaysia", then check out my Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Malaysia.

Happy Merdeka!!

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My Dinner At Awet Thai Restaurant

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Published in

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Last weekend, my family and I went to Awet Thai Restaurant at Kampung Kayu Ara for dinner. It was my second time here.

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The place was quite crowded when we reached there about 7pm. Luckily we made a reservation earlier.

This is the menu book.

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We ordered the following dishes...

Deep Fried Papaya with Som Tam (RM15)

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I did not find the deep fried papaya to my liking although the som tam was not bad.

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Tomyam Seafood Soup (RM33)

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Actually that was red tomyam soup which we had on our first visit. We had white tomyam seafood soup during our second visit but I forgot to take a picture! However, I managed to take a picture of my bowl of white tomyam soup.

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The soup was yummy!! The price for the white tom yam soup was the same, at RM33.


Deep Fried Pork Ribs with Garlic (RM21)

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I was not impressed with this pork ribs. Will avoid it next time!


Thai Style Seafood Beancurd (RM25)

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The bean curd was pretty good! Perfect for bean curd lovers!


Thai BBQ Salt Baked Tilapia (RM43)

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I remember eating salt coated grilled fish during my trip in Bangkok last time and had wanted to eat it again. Read about it HERE.

This salt baked tilapia fish did not disappoint!

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I love the sauce that came with the fish. The spicy and sour sauce was so good that we had to ask for another serving.

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Pandan Chicken (RM3.50 per piece)

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The pandan chicken was average. I guess I have eaten too many pandan chicken at Thai restaurants so this one did not impress me much.


BBQ Crab (RM120)

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This is of course, the most expensive item we had that night.

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The crabs were pretty good especially when dipped into that tangy sauce - the same sauce we had for the salted baked fish.


Lastly for desserts, we had Thai Style Water Chestnut (RM6.90 per bowl)

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Yummy! I like this water chestnut dessert! A refreshingly good ending to our dinner.

Overall, I find this restaurant serves mostly authentic Thai food and is definitely worth coming back for a third time!

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Besides Kampung Kayu Ara in Petaling Jaya, the restaurant has a few other outlets, namely in Cheras, Puchong, Kajang and even Kuching!

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Awet Thai Restaurant
Lot 13544, Jalan Cempaka, Kg Kayu Ara,
47400 Petaling Jaya.
Tel : 603-7725 0175
Opens : 11am - 4pm (lunch) / 6pm - 12am (dinner)
Website : awetthai.com

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