Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thai and Salsa


So there was the KLPF 2009 craze happening over the weekend, but it was not the only thing I was looking forward to. Fellow blogger M, from m-senses.blogspot.com came to KL from Kuching over the weekend, to attend for her convocation which would be held on the following Monday. Calvin from domain-13.blogspot.com came along with her, and we have planned for a meet-up session on last Saturday night.

THE DESERT THAT ARRIVED BEFORE THE MAIN DISH

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Right after my entire afternoon session at KLPF, I flew from Mid Valley to Times Square and battled through millions of vultures in KTM and Monorail along the way. I arrived at Times Square rather early, probably early 6-ish. Hence I made my stop at Borders, grabbed myself a book and found myself a nice couch to lay my ass upon. The book was written by some bugger who has too much time at hand, researching in astonishing detail on the old testament regarding Kind David and his significance to the biblical history.

TOM YUM SOUP WITH PRAWNS

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The book did entertain me, but only to a certain degree. The really chilly air, with the soft sofa I was sitting on, listening to soothing music did not help the state of the physical exhaustion I was in being out since 1030am in the morning. I skipped lunch, because I thought there were a few friends whom I would meet up and have lunch with but they all have eaten already upon arrival. My mind started to switch itself to semi-conscious mode, and I must have fallen a sleep for a couple of minutes before the security guard tapped my chair and said to me “Are you OK?”. I nearly junped to the ceiling, but I responded to him that I was fine, with a smile. He was just doing his job making sure no one was passing out in the bookshop I guess. Gosh I must be getting old already. Half a day and I was almost gone.

THAI FRIED SPAGHETTI

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PINEAPPLE RICE

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ANOTHER VIEW OF THE PRAWN

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So I managed to kill the 2 hours and finally met M and Calvin up for a lovely dinner at Very Thai. The restaurant was situated at lower ground of Times Square, by the name of it you could have easily guessed the food they were serving there. I have been obsessed with Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Italian, and even American food, but never Thai. I do love Thai food, and it has been quite a long while since I last had a good Thai feast. Therefore, the idea itself was very enticing from the beginning, and to have a meal of super sizzling hot and spicy food, I guess it was worth skipping lunch for.

M and CALVIN

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Check out Calvin's teary eyes !!

Calvin had Chilli Chicken with rice, M had Pineapple Rice, and I had Thai Fried Spaghetti. We also ordered River Prawn in Tom Yum soup. I personally loved the taste of the soup, but like what M has noted it was a tad too salty to wash down by itself. Served with plain rice, the soup would be fantastic. The prawns were huge, and quite fresh too, though we could have gotten fresher prawns at seafood specialist restaurants. I did find the soup very hot, but it was well within my safe limit of tolerance for spicy food. Not to forget, my spaghetti tasted similar to Pad Thai, and I believe the same ingredients and method of preparation were used in the dish while substituting the phad thai noodles with Spaghetti instead. M questioned my choice of spaghetti, since we were having Thai food, but I was curious on how they bring out the Thai goodness in western noodles. They did well, I’d say.

SALSA HAVANA

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CAMWHORING BEGINS

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After dinner, we had another activity planned out for the evening to roll things off. We were going to check out the one and only Salsa Dancing Club in the whole of Malaysia: Salsa Havana. The club was situated at Federal Hotel at Bukit Bintang, and we arrived rather too early. Calvin bought us some drinks to start the night, and since there were not that many people around yet, we took the chance to camwhore before the crowd starts to flood in the place.

CALVIN, ME and OLLIE

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Though Salsa is not something I have not seen before, but it was the first time seeing a Malaysian club blasting not some lousy R&B beats or that Ah Beng Techno music, but really sassy and sexy tunes of Salsa. The scary part was witnessing how well the crowd could dance, and every one of them was well versed with Salsa or similarly themed dances. My legs were not made for much besides walking and chasing balls during tennis. No, I do not dance, and I do not intend on taking dance classes. But being there and just enjoying the atmosphere was one pleasurable way to finish off a hectic day. All I had to do was to sit back, relax, watch those sexy moves and have a sip of my non alcoholic drink.

It was one packed weekend. But I had a great time.

Oh no I think I might start to have Thai food cravings soon.

4 comments:

  1. Green curry, thai fish cakes, tom yum soup...

    thai food rocks!

    hmmm somehow i'm thinking of good ol vietnamese food back in perth. i miss broken rice and beef pho!

    -Marcus

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  2. Marcus!
    You got that darn right, broken rice was freaking awesome. I don't think you can find anything similar in KL though!

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  3. OMG Robin, you take really nice pictures!! Now I'm hungry again! Haha...yay now I can finally steal pictures. Oh btw, apparently someone told us there were other salsa clubs around, but I haven't heard of them. It was really great meeting up with you. We should meet again when I go to KL! :)

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  4. Hey M,
    thanks! It was awesome meeting u and calvin too. At least my saturday night was not spent on gaming in my miserable room. Wah,got more salsa places? Interesting! Hopefully the next time we meet i can pull more people to join in haha.

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