Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Shop Till You Drop

We are terrible parents. During this critical time, we're suppose to avoid crowded places. But we still brought the kids shopping the whole day on Sunday. Although we didn't intend to stay too long at the mall, we somehow ended up going home at 9+, with a humongous hole in PaPa's pocket. :p

We spent a lot of time at Robinsons (toys and shoes department) and the camera shop. Our loots included toys, sandals (2 for me, 1 for XY), a video camera and a digital camera. The cameras are low-end models with basic functions. Our MiniDV camcorder has spoilt since last year and we've yet to burn any of the cassettes (since XY was born) to a CD. Instead of repairing the old unit, might as well spend a little more to get a new one. We bought the digicam so that we'll be more hardworking in taking pictures when we're out of the house. No more lazy-to-bring-the-DSLR excuse. :-)

We wanted to try Tony Roma's for dinner but we may have to wait for an hour. Forget it! So we walked around and decided on Purple Cane Tea Restaurant. It's our first time eating there. The dishes are cooked with tea. They're really nice and tasty but can't really taste the tea.

Here's what we ordered...

~ jasmine tea ~

~ burdock chicken tea soup ~
*So special, it comes in a teapot -- this soup I likey!*

~ ½ crispy duck ~

~ fish slices with salted radish ~

~ spinach with anchovies ~

~ braised bean curd ~

30 comments:

Anggie's Journal said...

Purple Cane Tea Restaurant is a healthy choice .... i been there once, the food very nice too ... but alil bit costly lei ...
shopping ??? hmmm .... i m waiting for this day to come once i m free !!!!!! :P

Dora said...

Everyone is enjoy shopping there huh!

Food@Tony Romas are quite salty (for me),haven't been to Purple Cane but heard it's good. Pls don't try "Ding Tai Fung" restaurant (nearby Canton-i, Gardens), food are quite bad, small portion & expensive!

Fussy mum said...

I've not been to Purple Cane before. I heard every dishes are cook with tea, right?? The food looked good and tasty!! The soup in a teapot is indeed vy special.

Irene said...

Purple Cane Tea restaurant, heard before, but never been, looks really healthy and nice leh :)

wah, shopping ah... we also din go shopping malls for so long de, this weekend, looks like sure going wan lor... so bad kan? must keep the vit c going!

Wonderful Life said...

hmm...something new and interesting. shall try the food at that restaurant when i have the chance to go there... hehe :)

Cynthia said...

understand understand.. I really cannot tahan also.. :p

Merryn said...

I love chicken soup too.. Served that way, so unique! Next time I boil chicken soup, i'll serve it that way and see what my hubs reaction! hahahaha..

LittleLamb said...

I love duck!
never tried purple cane. will do so one-day.
so new camera..more pix from u soon

Mummy Gwen said...

I didn't know their dishes are cooked using tea. I used to frequent Purple Cane more than a decade ago after school..hehe. It was somewhere near Chinatown.

New DSLR? Take more pics ok. :)

Adrine said...

I also can't stand being stuck at home and have been out shopping lately *guilty look*.

I like Purple Cane too. Feels healthy.

andrewjune said...

wow! look at all those yummy food...
i would love to try it out one day as well.
and looks like you guys enjoyed a great shopping indeed!

2ma said...

oops...reminds me of my shopping excursions *hehe* always end up shopping till nite time, no matter how early we planned to leave, there is always an excuse to stay a little longer *hehe*

wen said...

hubby earns money u spend ma! haha!!
wei, is purple cane expensive?
initially i thot why u ordered 2 sets of diff tea to drink.. oh, soup.... :)

jacss said...

wuah seh...memang banyak beli ahh, somemore all techgy stuffs, loukung must work harder edi...haha
so the dsrl ma collect dust lor??
the dishes do looked good, thou i've not tried & don't they all kids-dishes :D

Hazel said...

wow, such a nice enjoyment day

Tracy said...

Always the case, don't intend to shop but in the end will be bringing home lots of things. Hahaha.

Oh yes, the food in Purple Cane's healthy and delicious. The rice's cooked with tea leaves too. The fish slices and the rice are Des's favourite.

Lovely Mummy said...

I didn't go shopping almost a month. :( Must go this weekend, can't control my hands.

Cheffie-Mom said...

What a fun day! The food looks DELICIOUS!

Mummy Moon said...

look like everyone is trying buka puasa , haha, can shop till we drop for lock ourselves for so long time!
I never shop at Robinson before, I thought things selling there are not cheap.

The food made me drool..

little prince's mummy said...

Very tempting dish!~

Sasha said...

wah they serve so nice food, must try one day. Eh we also go out now. no pantang.

Angeline said...

Purple Cane Tea Restaurant, I love the sound of the name itself.
Never heard of it, but from your description, sounds pretty healthy...

BabyBooned said...

oooh.. the tea-dishes look awesome. is it halal? i'd love to try em!!

Health Freak Mommy said...

I love Purple Cane too, love their dishes cooked with tea leaves. I must try the tea soup in teapot. Whoa, your hubby struck lottery ka? How syiok to be splurging like that eh?

Oliveoylz said...

Really shopped till u dropped till 9+...no joke! I don't have the stamina for such late night shopping anymore...The dishes you had looks yummy...ooo spinach is good for you...way to go :)

Haven't tried Purple Cane yet but will do so with your recommendation. I like Tony Roma's ribs! vey succulent.

Are these pictures taken with your new digicam? So, I guess u'll be bz with your new project...burning cd's for XY & CE's old videos...but it's fun going down memory lane...see how much they have grown!

NomadicMom said...

Every dish cooked with tea or just some?

slavemom said...

Dora, we've tried Din Tai Fung in S'pore. We prefer Dragon-i. :)

Fussy mum, yeah... I think all their dishes use tea, some way or another.

Irene, balik kg better. Spend less $$. hahaha

Mummy Gwen, old DSLR. New small digital camera. :D

Wen, pricing like the Chinese Restaurants. For the dishes we ordered (for 3 adults n 2 kids), the bill came up to RM150.

Jac, DSLR to use at home. Digicam to bring out. :)

Bee Moon, got sales. :D

BabyBooned, din c the menu properly, but I read somewhere it's pork-free. I oso read that it's halal.

Shireen, how I wish! kekeke

Olive, yup, the food pics taken with new digicam. And u're rite, it's so fun looking at their newborn n bb videos. Then look at them now, so BIG edi.

NomadicMom, I think all their dishes r cooked with tea. Even the rice.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

May I know where is the restaurant located? I think I wanna give a try the dishes there.

slavemom said...

Joanne, we went to the outlet at The Gardens. Their other outlets r at The Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall and Shaw Parade.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Thanks for the info.