Sunday, June 08, 2008

Peony Garden

I was hesitating whether to post the Peony Garden food review first or the Hennessy Artistry party at Aloha. Ok, so I was thinking I better post the Peony Garden first so that I can beat KY to it. Haha, KY, I post it first! (pulls out tongue)

The interior

Right after my work on Saturday, I drove down to Kota Damansara to meet up with KY at Poeny Garden. It was actually my first time meeting him after chatting for a week on MSN. It was a peculiar way of how we get to know each other - blogs! Ok, maybe not that peculiar la but this is definitely first time meeting up with a stranger/fehmes blogger. Well, I have nothing to loose - free food and meeting new friends in a completely safe environment.

There was nothing much that goes on in PG (Peony Garden) except for the conversations between the boss and KY which I found to be hilarious but I couldn't laugh out loud.

BOSS: Can I have a look at your blog?
KY then tried to access his blog through his handphone.
ME: (in my mind) OMG, how could you not check out his blog before you even set up for this food review?!!

BOSS: What if what you have written does not really portray my concept?
KY: That's why you have to tell me what is it all about.
ME: (in my mind) LOL OMG OMG

Besides all these, there were also some other amusing questions about the blog like what will happen to his restaurant review when KY post new ones. The boss is definitely not a very amicable guy as he was so into the review that makes me feel obligated to post whatever he told us about the food like how special the ingredients are and etc etc. But what he doesn't know that usually bloggers don't have a rigid style of writing and we write whatever we feel like it. We don't like to be told what to write!!!

The big Poeny flowers drawing that adorns the wall is printed not drawn!

To start off with, the decorations of the shop is hmm...(trying to find a nice word) plain. The colours are okay but the interior design (furnitures, fixtures & orientation) is boring. He tried to bring out the nyonya side of it but I feel that I can do a better job being an adviser to him on antique furnitures. At least my whole house is filled with antiques so I am qualified to give advices. He also mentioned that the furnitures are for sale if anyone is interested which he also has dedicated 2 glass showcases to display the porcelain plates and teacups for sale.

Plates at RM15 each

I will give credit when credit is due. I have to say that despite the outlook of the restaurant which is not to my liking, the food is not as bad as the owner's sense of decoration. The food served are traditional northern nyonya cuisine from Penang. I can't remember all the names of the food but I think KY will do a pretty good job by tagging all of them. According to KY, the food reminds him of his mom's cooking. So, I would have conclude that the dishes here are very much home-cooked style. The prices are on the average side from RM8.00 (vege dish) to RM25 (prawns).

The dishes that we tried. KY finished most of it!

A visit to PG is definitely an experience as I have not seen with my own eyes how people carry out food reviews although KY is not a journalist but just a blogger! Now I know why he wanted to write about food because he gets to eat them for free everytime! Lucky bugger.

Fehmes Blogger at work

After completion of the job, to reward ourselves, we went to The Curve for Baskin Robbins! Thanks KY!


No.26-1, Jalan PJU5/10,
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara,
47810 PJ.
Tel: 03-6141 8323

[Disclaimer: This is strictly my honest opinion and tastes vary with tastebuds. Please do not even waste your time trying to sue me because just like my sister, we ain't rich! Thnx]


Anonymous said...

You have some one as far from Kenya visiting your blog!

You mentioned about meeting some one whom you know from the internet. In the past, I have done very strange thing. I was hanging out in a discussion web site for a while. There was a very popular figure at the site who always wanted to talk great about himself, but he is very well educated. Gradually I got hold of his information from his writing, and one day I went straight to his office. He was so surprised. After meeting in person, I realized that he became more careful in his writing because his identity is no longer a secret.

KY said...

oOO I miss the tau eu bak!

I know how you pull out your tongue ok..

Simon Seow said...

Sigh, too bad FOodstreet don't recognize me as a food blogger.

-eiling- said...

ANONYMOUS: Hmm.. are you my dad and are you reading my blog?!!

KY:'ve got good imagination skills

SIMON: Try harder. They might recognize you for your efforts to be known as a flogger.

YilingL said...

what if anonymous replies: YES I AM YOUR BABA AND I AM READING UR BLOG.


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