Dim Sum lunch at Yi-Ban

Friday, May 26, 2006

LL left the company on February and started her adventure in London. If you do remember the name LL, we had our farewell in Luna Bar on the week she left.

WL and I met her in London last weekend, she buy us dim sum lunch in this cozy Chinese restaurant named Yi-Ban at east London. This probably one of the most “high class” restaurant I ever go after 3 weeks in London.

We have arrived quite early, not many people in the restaurant yet.

Raining day

The restaurant located next to a dockside of River Thames, very nice view. The balcony section is open during summer time, should be more joyful to sit outside. I’ve a feeling of returning to KL. The waiter and waitress are Chinese, most diners are Asian and it’s broadcasting Chinese songs.

We’re here for dim sum. Check out the menu, there are more than 70 items including the weekend special!

And these are the dim sum we had:

Egg Tarts and Char Siu pastries

Fried prawn dumpling, taste real nice with mayonnaise

Chee Cheong Fun with Char Siu, Scallop and Prawn

Chee Cheong Fun with Oil Stick

And dessert

Coconut Mousse

Sweet Mango Pudding

Mixed Fruits with Tapioca

All the dim sum cost £2 ~ £2.50. The tastes are ok and look very nice. The chef really spends the effort into these dim sum to make it look tasty.

Yi-Ban Chinese Restaurant
Dockland Branch
London Regatta Center
Dockside Road
London E16 2QT
Tel: +44 (020) 7473 6699

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London Spring? Summer?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I really dunno what season is UK now. A colleague told me summer hasn't arrive yet another colleague say it's summer now. The air temperature came as low as 8°C and goes warm as 25°C.. really no idea. MF said it should be summer at this time, but weather still like end spring, due to winter was too long. I thought spring should be flowery, so I taken some flower photos. This post is going to be flowery.

This is the flower outside of the place I stay.
It's right in front of me when I open the door

This look like a Plum Blossoms, found it on my way to office

Another Plum Blossoms, also on my way to office

Most English garden has Tulips.
Tulips has all colors under the sun..

Tulips in pink.

Light purple Color

Dark purple, this is gorgeous!

Orange color

White, it's noble, isn't it?

White with red line, like English flag

Yellow mixed with Pink

Very big Rose flower

Don't know the name of these flow, look like a Peony flower
More unknown flower below..

Yellow flower with a British phone booth at background

Spotted this outside of the office

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Eat in Bellinis Pizzaria

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

TY, WL and I had a dinner on the night before TY heading back to KL. We gone to this restaurant called Bellinis Pizzeria located in East Sheen. This restaurant near to the place I stay, I've walk pass this restaurant for n number of times and yet never expect it’s such a nice place inside. It’s very comfortable inside. I forgot to take photos, too bad. I would like to sit outdoor at garden area if it wasn’t rain.

We had a complete meal, first time ever in London :p

A bottle of rose wine

Topped up with parmesan shavings

Pepperoni sausage, mozzarella and tomato

Don’t remember the name of this pizza;
make from minced beef, onion, gren pepper and mozzarella cheese

America Cheese Cake with ice-cream

Chocolate Fudge Cake with vanilla ice-cream

Passion Fruit ice-cream

Bellinis is confident that their price are in town, all above cost less than £40, very cheap indeed.

Bellinis Pizzaria
313 Upper Richmond Rd West
East Sheen
London SW14 8QR

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LS, Sleep well...

Monday, May 22, 2006

LS, a girl who used to sit besides me has gone... She has buried on 20th May 2006.
LS, sorry I can't make it to your funeral.
LS, Sleep well...

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Greenwich - Part 2

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Continue with my Greenwich tour..

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark was built at Dumbarton in 1869 to be the fastest ship capable of sailing the perilous route from England to China to collect Tea. There are admission fee apply and don't seem interesting to me, so I didn't go in. Check out wikipedia for more information on Cutty Sark.

The Painted Hall

The Painted hall exterior look normal, but interior is a WOW. I shoot a lot of photos inside, most of the photos didn't appear in the right color, I wish I could show you how surprise when I was there.

The color is incorrect in the photos above

This are much closer to the real color

It took 19 years for the painter to paint the hall. Don't know how to describe the feeling there, must experience oneself to feel this wonderful piece of work. Read some of the history here.

The Chapel, right opposite of painted hall.
It's symmetrical to The Painted Hall

The Chapel, originally designed for a congregation of sailors now become an active place of prayer. Public services of worship are held every Sunday at 11am. More information on The Chapel here.

The Chapel Hall

Ceiling and pillar of The Chapel

Organ loft with six fluted columns. It's superb acoustics make it a regular venue for public concerts and recitals.

That's it, end of the Geenwich trip. I notice the speed limit traffic signs are cute, I snap following pic when the bus is moving. It say do not speed and a kid is blocking a car.

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