My Chinese New Year Dinner At Green View Restaurant

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | Published in


Chinese New Year may be over now, but I still have many Chinese New Year stuffs to blog about. So today's post is about my Chinese New Year dinner at Green View Restaurant in Petaling Jaya.

It was the fourth day of Chinese New Year and we had booked this restaurant one week in advance just to be safe. The first dish was of course, yee sang.

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That's the yee sang on my plate. Just like the reunion dinner at Tai Thong, I had forgotten to take a photo of the yee sang before we tossed and mixed it all up. LOL!

The yee sang here was pretty good although it was a tad too sweet. Probably too much plum sauce.

The main dish that we ordered that evening was the Boston lobster noodles. We had 3 of these huge lobsters. Look at how big the plate was! Not much of a presentation, but who cares when it comes to lobsters? LOL!

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It was enough to satisfy all eleven of us. In fact, there were more lobsters than noodles - I could hardly see the noodles!

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The lobsters meat were firm and flavorful. Yummy!! I didn't care too much for the noodles though they were a little soggy being soaked in the delicious sauce.

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Greedy me quickly snatched this huge lobster claw because I knew there's chunky meat hidden beneath the hard shell!

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Look at those lobster meat after I broke open part of the shell! Yum! Yum!

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The Boston lobsters did not come cheap however. Three lobsters cost us RM640! (US$194)

Besides lobsters, we also ordered mixed vegetables. This was very nice! Love it!

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The steamed fish was also pretty good!

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We were recommended pork ribs, but decided to decline. Partly to cut down cost and partly because we were not sure if could take in so much meat! So we ordered another vegetables dish to balance out the protein from fish and lobsters.

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Lastly, we had fried rice with waxed meat. I have to say this was a huge disappointment. I have eaten better fried rice elsewhere. And the waxed meat was quite pathetic.

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When the bill came, we were quite prepared for it as we have heard that this restaurant was quite expensive.

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Total price : RM1,187.70 (US$360.05). Do you think it's expensive? Is it worth eating here? I did enjoy all the dishes except the fried rice. And we were all really full! If it's cheaper, I do not mind coming here again more often.

After dinner, I took a few photos of the live fishes and other sea creatures in the glass tanks at the entrance of the restaurant.

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You can, if you like, choose which fish or lobster or any other seafood that you want from the tanks. But I can never do that. It's like picking a victim to be killed and cooked for my enjoyment. Sounds really awful to me! So we just let the restaurant do the choosing, thank you!

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Heard that the Alaskan King Crab is really popular here! But the price is enough to deter me from eating it!

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There were a lot of people dining at the restaurant that evening. Almost full house, I would say. Now anyone generous enough to give me a nice treat at this restaurant? : )

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Green View Restaurant
6 & 8, Jalan 19/3,
Petaling Jaya,
Tel : 03 7954 9263

2014 Chinese New Year Decorations (Part 5)

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, February 14, 2014 | Published in


Continued from Part 4

Today is the last day of Chinese New Year. It's also the 15th day, widely considered as the Chinese Valentine's Day. Coincidently, today is February 14th, which is also Valentine's Day in the Western calendar. So Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

In this final part of the 2014 Chinese New Year decorations series, I shall bring you to check out the decorations at Pavilion KL and Farenheit 88. Let's start with Pavilion KL first.

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The giant Moon from the LINE sticker character which was on display in front of Pavilion mall since Christmas last year was still there.

Lots of red lanterns hanging from the rooftop and gold lanterns hanging from trees!

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Can you count the number of red lanterns in the picture below? LOL!

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Lots of horses on display near the entrance and inside the mall itself. They were called Horses Of Fortune and were meant to be adopted for a minimum of RM100 (US$30.12). The mass adoption ceremony would be held today as part of a Chap Goh Mei special. All proceeds will go to selected old folks home.

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It was a sea of red and gold as I walked down the steps to the Concourse Area.

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More Horses of Fortune on display here.

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If you have adopted one of these horses, don't forget to collect your horse at Pavilion mall today!

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There were altogether 688 beautifully hand-crafted horses - making it the largest collection of custom made horses in a shopping mall!

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They were actually lined up from the Bukit Bintang mall entrance all the way to the Centre Court to symbolize fortune flowing into Pavilion KL. How auspicious!!

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There was a horse-themed carousel, and a pagoda-like structure amidst a number of stalls selling Chinese New Year stuffs here.

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I thought the Chinese New Year decorations at Pavilion KL was rather grand and beautiful. What do you think?

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The view of the Bukit Bintang entrance from inside the mall.

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The Horses of Fortune could also be found on the higher floors.

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Overall, I am giving the Chinese New Year decorations at Pavilion KL two thumbs up! : )

While walking along Jalan Bukit Bintang, I came across some Chinese New Year decorations by the roadside. These lanterns probably look more beautiful at night when it's lighted up.

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I also dropped by Westin Hotel. They had a huge statue of galloping horses at the lobby!

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Golden horses galloping near the Starhill Gallery. Would probably look nicer at night when the lights shine on them.

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Next, I stepped into Farenheit 88. There was a beautiful red horse with its front legs lifted high at the Concourse.

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Nice lantern!

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Did you notice something special with the giant flowers on the tree?

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They were actually umbrellas! How creative!

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Love the umbrella-flowers and the lanterns!

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The Chinese New Year decorations at Farenheit 88 was pretty unique this year with the display of 12 animals from the Chinese Zodiac.


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Wait! This is a Tiger? Looks so cute! : )

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The Ox again from a different angle.

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And the Rat.

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Did I capture all 12 animals? No...only 10. Which ones did I miss?? *scratching my head*

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I'm also giving the Chinese New Year decorations at Farenheit 88 two thumbs up! What about you?

This year, I surprised myself by going to a record 14 shopping malls around Petaling Jaya, Subang and Kuala Lumpur to take pictures of Chinese New Year decoration. I wonder if I would be able to break my record next year! LOL!

If you miss some of my postings on the 2014 Chinese New Year decorations, here is the complete list.

Part 1 : Suria KLCC, Berjaya Times Square, Avenue K, Bangsar Village II
Part 2 : The Gardens, Mid Valley Megamall
Part 3 : One Utama, Tropicana City Mall, Paradigm Mall
Part 4 : Sunway Pyramid, Empire Shopping Gallery