Liz celebrates her birthday on Chuseok

Hi everyone,

Have you had your fill of songpyeon (Korean rice cake) or mooncake yet? Besides it being the Mid-Autumn and Chuseok holiday, the auspicious Sept 14 is also Liz’s birthday!

C’mon, everybody together now….HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ!

To celebrate Liz‘s birthday, we had a very nice family lunch at Pavilion KL today. And to make the birthday lunch extra special, Rooster was there too! She just flew in from Beijing yesterday! So it was also a K-popped! Trio reunion of sorts.

We went to Food Republic at Pavilion for some upmarket hawker style food. Liz really likes the “o-chien” (oyster omelet) at the Thye Hong stall. So…what birthday girl wants, birthday girl gets!

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We had a double helping of
juicy oyster omelet – the birthday girl’s favourite

Thye Hong stall at Food Republic is famous for its Singapore prawn noodle which comes with giant prawns. They also serve oyster omelet and fried kuey teow (flat noodles) at the stall. Both the Singapore prawn noodle and fried kuey teow are served on a unique lotus leaf bed.
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Yummy Singapore prawn noodle from Thye Hong.
The signature fragrant stock makes the noodles delicious.

(Squeeze some lime onto the piping hot noodles and dig in!)


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Fried kuey teow served in a little lotus leaf boat.
Notice the cockle (sea-ham) – another of Liz’s favourite.

After being influenced by the Korean measure of beauty – i.e. the smaller your head the better – Liz kept complaining about her big head. Well, here’s a picture of Liz’s head below as she sits at the head of the table filled with abundant food.


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Liz looks at the food as she slurps on her red ruby dessert.
On the table (from top): Penang laksa (in a bowl), Singapore prawn noodle,
Fried kuey teow, Oyster omelet (o-chien), S’pore prawn noodle (again),
red ruby dessert, ice kacang dessert and fried spring roll (fried popiah).

Here’s a closer look at the desserts. The red ruby is actually sago and pieces of water chestnut dyed bright red served with coconut milk. It originated from Thailand and is a popular dessert here because it’s cooling and refreshing. I would have liked it more if they had slivers of jackfruit (nangka) in it.


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Liz and Rooster pointing out that the
sour sop ice kacang is a disappointment.

What’s a birthday without a cake? I must confess, that i forgot entirely about it. So after a tip from one of the staff at Food Republic, i went up two floors to The Loaf bakery to get these mini cheesecakes. They call The Loaf bakery “Mahathir’s shop”. “Mahathir” as in Malaysia’s ex Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Is it really his shop?
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The birthday cake? A mini longan cheesecake from The Loaf.
Shot taken by Rooster.


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Mini cheesecakes from The Loaf.
From top: Coffee, chocolate & longan.
(pardon the uninteresting boring names, i
forgot the flowery name they had in the shop display)

After all that food and drink, we decided to walk it off at the mall. Of course, we took some photos too – K-popped! style – such as the one below where we admired the Swatch display.


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K-popped! Trio Liz, Orchid & Rooster
admiring the Swatch display


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Orchid, Rooster & Liz…?
nah, that’s not us. It’s just the Paul Frank window display.

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Stay tuned for more K-popped! Trio’s “reunion” updates
next week…



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