Just had this highly intellectual chat on MSN with my good friend, Sam. He is in Germany now on a business trip, for a few weeks. Dear German-speaking readers, I apologize for insulting the mighty language of yours.

Lord, don’t move that mountain
Give me strength to climb it
Please don’t move That stumbling block
But lead me, Lord, around it

My burdens, they get so heavy
Seems hard to bear
But I won’t give up
No, no
Because you promised me
You’d meet me at the altar of prayer
Lord don’t move that mountain
Please don’t move that mountain
But give me strength to climb it

This would be my daily prayer from now on. There are many mountains in my life, some high some not so. Suddenly God taught me this last night, after asking Him to remove those mountains all this while.

For those of you with many mountains in your life, I hope you can make this your prayer too. Your mountains might be money, relationship, health, work, studies, decision-makings, and they might be big and tall. But our God is bigger than them, Amen?

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
(Hebrews 4:16)
Food Reviews, Reviews

Restoran Yi Kee in Taman Connaught

I am sure a lot of you out there have heard a lot about the famous Restoran Sun Ming roasted duck in Taman Connaught, Cheras. Even though my place is just 10 minutes away, I didn’t get to try it until a month ago. But this post is not about Sun Ming, but an alternative, Restoran Yi Kee, in the same neighbourhood.

There are few failed attempts to eat at Sun Ming due to various reasons. But during one of those attempts, I was pretty adamant to have roasted duck for lunch. So after a driving around the commercial area for a good 5 minutes, I spotted this old-school signboard proclaiming “Famous Hong Kong Roast Goose & Duck“.

The restaurant was quite empty, except for a couple of tables occupied. Doubts started to seep into my mind at that moment, but as I said, I was hell-bent on having roasted duck. The waitress (owner’s daughter I suspect) promptly led us to a seat and took our order. And not long after that, the food arrived on our table.

Now that I have tasted the Sun Ming‘s roasted duck itself, I can safely tell you that the roasted duck here at Restoran Yi Kee is nowhere near Sun Ming‘s. But having said that, the Yi Kee‘s is still enjoyable and slightly better than the average ones found elsewhere. The meat is tender but not soft, although the skin is not crispy enough. I do tasted some hints of spices and Chinese cooking wine if I am not mistaken. Nevertheless, I walloped them all with their home-made sweet plum sauce.

Then came the pleasant discovery, a BBQ Chicken that are cooked in the
same way as “Char Siew”. Those who loves chicken and roasted pork, like
me, will definitely loves this too. Succulent pieces of boneless chicken thigh are well complimented with the sweet BBQ sauce, simply perfect to be eaten with hot white rice I would say. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t think it is easy to find this delicacy in Kuala Lumpur, or even Malaysia.

There are many more specialties that I didn’t get to check out, so there would certainly be more visits from me. I need to try their “famous” roasted goose, as well as other non-“siu mei” dishes such as Thai-styled Goose Palm Kerabu, Pig Trotters braised in Black Vinegar (Chu Kiok Chou), Sweet & Sour
, Pig Stomach
in Pepper Soup (Chu Tou Tong)
and Steamed Kampung Chicken (Choi Yin Kai).

Restoran Yi Kee

Address: 223, Jalan Sarjana, Taman Connaught,
              Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.

* On the north side of Taman Connaught, facing the main highway that divides the neighbourhood. Right opposite Esso station on the other side of the highway.

Telephone: 03-91329968

Operating Hours/Days: 11:00am – 5:00pm, closed on Wednesday every fortnight

GPS Coordinates: N 3.055127 E 101.596017