Saturday, June 9, 2012

..the Naked Chef..

   Besides being a student or whatnot here in Russia, I'm also moonlighting as a damn chef. What can I say? I can't really eat out all the time, I have a tight budget here. Plus the food here in Moscow aren't exactly tasty. They taste like crap, but what other choices do we have? Sometimes I do eat out, like 4 or 5 times a month, but maybe more if I'm lazy.

So far Burger King is the most satisfying fast food of all.

Fish King, some onion rings and a big ass cup of Sprite.

This meanwhile, is the Italian fast food eatery, Sbarro. Strangely enough, they're not found when I went to Rome and Venice.
This is not a buffet. Sigh. Tak menyelerakan langsung :(
This is Livan House (Lebanese House). Everything is halal, but the price are steep, jadi bila awal2 bulan jela mampu datang makan kat sini hehe.
So in the end, it is much cheaper and satisfying for me to cook myself. This here is a pathetic take of my version of a nasi lemak, with fish burger fillet, sambal ikan bilis and telur goreng.

Trying a rice-less diet. Scrambled eggs, with tomyam potatoes mixed with mushrooms. I know it sounds and looks disgusting, but they're pretty awesome. Tasted ok too! :D

So there you go folks, some of the things that I cook here. Because my mum kept asking do I really need that much rempah ratus or whatnot to bring to Moscow? Kat Malaysia kau ni asyik lepak kedai mamak je dengan Johan. Tak pernah pun mak nampak kau masak. Well mum, there you have it. I do really need my treasured spices to cook here. And as you can see, I don't really care how I cook it. Asalkan kenyang jadi lah kan?

Friday, June 1, 2012

..Shota no Sushi..

While I was dreaming about during this study week, with nothing much to do other in Moscow since the weather was bad anyway, suddenly my good friend Sufrin Mansor or better known as kelantan dude, Dol asked me whether I was interested in having sushi as dinner that day. I was watching that nonsensical but highly entertaining car show Top Gear, which pretty much sums up my day, so I thought hey, why not.

                   Yup. Top Gear. With some eye candies.

The biggest attraction to me was the 50% off discount of that sushi place, and since that sushi place was just near our hostel, it was really a no brainer. The weather was cold, I think around 14'C, good thing I got my jacket, heh. As for Dol, well, no surprise. He didnt bring one. Anyway, we were greeted by a very lovely young blond lady who ushered us to the non smoking area. Did I say she was lovely? She was breathtaking. Pity we didnt took a photo with her. I feel bad that we didnt try to atleast ask her :p

Since I've just only eaten like 2 hours before, I wasnt really looking into something, just the curiosity of trying one or two. Boy was I wrong. The sushis (is the plural like this?) were awesome. I dont remember their names but I sure will come again and eat the same menu I chose.

Its a pity that I only took 2 pictures. But I sure as hell will come again. The sushi place's name is More Sushi, or Sea/Ocean Sushi for a direct translation from Russian. The service was ok, which is saying a lot compared to services at other russian stores or shops. My favorite pick would be the fried sushi thingy and the fried prawns. They were awesome. And more good exercises for me as I will be playing futsal tonight with a bunch of buddies. Time to stretch me legs! :D