Sunday, November 28, 2010

Run Forrest Run !!

Last week, I made a short trip for lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co at The Curve. Reason I went there was that I bought another fantastic deal from MyDeal.

The deal was : "
Shrimp Feast at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. @ 50% OFF. ALL THE SHRIMP YOU CAN EAT at RM 43.35 nett instead of RM 86.70"

I have not dined at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co before this even though I have passed by this place many times. The restaurant is actually based on the movie "Forrest Gump" - one of my all time favourite movie starring Tom Hanks which the movie also won a few Oscar awards.

A quick search on the Net tells me that the company was founded in California back in 1996 and it has got more than 30 outlets internationally by now.

Bubba Gump (4) Side view of entrance to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

With its big signboard and eye-catching deco, one can hardly miss the restaurant situated on the 1st floor of The Curve.

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Entrance to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Service was prompt as there is a waiter standing outside the restaurant ushering you to an empty table once you step into the restaurant. Seatings inside the restaurant are quite limited and I think I counted close to 15 tables available, mostly for 2-4 guests per table. However, there are plenty of seats for alfresco dining. Since, Bubba Gump is a corner unit, seatings are arranged neatly to the maximum capacity with more than enough walkway for diners and food servers.

As the tables inside the restaurant were fully taken, me and my wife opted for an alfresco seating. I passed on my MyDeal voucher to the waitress and our first course arrived in less than 10 minutes. Hmm.. I am beginning to like the service of this place.

First, came the Shrimper's Net Catch I .It's a bucket of shrimps. I opted for a mix of Bubba's Garlic Spice and Secret Recipe Cajun Spice. The looks of the shrimps being poured onto the tray already wetted my appetite for more. It also came along with a sparkling lemonade (which I find the taste rather bland). The shrimps are really as good as they looked. Squeezing the 2 slices of lemon onto the shrimps, both of us quickly got into the mode of peeling the shrimps from its shells and feeding them into our hungry mouths. It was really lips-smacking good!! The mixture of the spices really blend well with the prawns. However though, I find it a little bit salty for my liking but it's bearable. While we were half way eating, the waiter was very prompt with his service. He came and clean up our plates filled with the shrimps' shells. Once we placed the new clean plates to the table, we continued with our meal.

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Shrimper's Net Catch

After filling half of our stomachs with the shrimps, we moved on to the dessert. It was the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae. This really look appetising. It came in a pan with the chocolate chip cookies base, topped with 2 scoops of vanilla ice-cream and 2 scoops of whipped cream and garnished with a mint leave. You will find chocolate sauce and syrup on the plate as shown in the photo below.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae

The sundae was magical! The first mouthful itself spells wonder! It's really that great. Biting into the base with the chocolate chips inside is like heavenly. Oh ya, it also comes with peanuts (lots of them), making it a really awesome treat. You're advised to share it with a second or third person as it is quite filling.

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A close up short of the heavenly Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae

I really had a great meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co at The Curve. Really a great deal thanks to Bubba Gump and MyDeal.

For those who wanted to check out this restaurant, below are the addresses of its outlets in Malaysia.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. @ the Curve, Lot 145, 1st Floor, Jalan PJU 7/3, the Curve, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petalling Jaya, Selangor, Tel: 603-7710 9862 / 63 Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. @ Sunway Pyramid, OB.K2, OB.K3, OB.K3C & OB.K3D, Oasis Boulevard, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, No, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Tel: 603-5638 4559 / 5635 3559

Bona petite!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Super Dan completes it !

Lin Dan is simply the best badminton player of the century! He's the world's most celebrated men's singles badminton player.

I have to admit that I am not a very big fan of Lin Dan. To me, he's kinda cocky and not the friendliest badminton around. However, I do have to admit that he's simply a class above the rest of the players.

Both Lin Dan and Chong Wei are consistent players and usually reached til the Finals in whichever tournament they took part in. Lin Dan has been Chong Wei's arch rival or nemesis on court for a number of years already but Chong Wei still have not find the right weapon to subdue Lin Dan. Not that Chong Wei is a bad player. In fact, Chong Wei is a badminton player of great stamina and reflexes. Even the people who filmed Chong Wei for a documentary were very impressed with his physical fitness. Once can certainly sees Chong Wei's quick reflexes on court, especially when he's so quick up again after landing with his hands on the rubber mat of the badminton court. Very often you will hear such comment of Chong Wei by the match commentator praising Chong Wei for his reflexes and how well he got along with the other players in the badminton circuit.

Lin Dan's match against Chong Wei in Asian Games' Badminton Men's Final is a great showcase of Lin Dan's strength and skills. It was a very exciting match. Though being Malaysian, I strongly hope that Chong Wei will win the game and bring home a Gold Medal to Malaysia, we all know it was a herculean effort to beat Lin Dan especially in his home land, China. Lin Dan won the game 21-13, 15-21 and 21-10. By winning the gold medal in the Asian Games, Lin Dan became the only player in the world to have all the badminton titles i.e. Olympics, Asian Games, World Championship, All England, BWF circuit super series event, Thomas Cup. In fact, this Fujian southpaw badminton player was already a world number 1 player at the early age of 20. I am sure at 20 years old, many of us have not even graduated from tertiary education yet but Lin Dan already helm the highest ranking and at 27 years old, Super Dan (as he's fondly called by his fans) is already at the top echelon of badminton.

Photo extracted from Wikipedia