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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    ....Also to look around for another hot water kettle...need one urgently..NO local PLASTIC kettles, especially by ONE local manufacturer.. PISSED ME OFF the last time I used their product!..the boiled water smelled of plastic compound! My 2 year old Prestige UK kettle, bought at some clearance sales KAPPUTED!..no repair possible cos the element is all integrated. It was good though!..unlucky me it kaput.

    Why not use a stainless steel kettle to boil.. ? The Buffalo brand seems reliable and reasonably price..

    Alternatively, get a good electric thermos. I recommend the Panasonic thermos, reliable and presentable.

    4 liter thermos is good for those who always need hot water for coffee or Chinese tea..

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    Anyone like beeeeeeeeeeer…

    Here is a tip to buy legal, genuine and cheap Tsing Tao beer...

    I buy at Herbs and Food , SS15 (next to Watson, same row with Secret Recipe)..

    It is RM3.90 per can. Buy one carton (24 cans) is RM88..

    There is another Herbs & Food in Taipan also but not sure whether Tsing Tao is available there..


    ps. Not just Tsing Tao, all sort of other brands like Chang beer (Thailand), Bavaria beer (Germany), King Fisher beer (India), etc are available in HnF SS15..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiga View Post
    Why not use a stainless steel kettle to boil.. ? The Buffalo brand seems reliable and reasonably price..
    Alternatively, get a good electric thermos. I recommend the Panasonic thermos, reliable and presentable.
    4 liter thermos is good for those who always need hot water for coffee or Chinese tea..
    Am still shopping around. Ideally, I wish I can buy a new Russel Hobbs kettle. I was using one in the 80's and it lasted a long long time. Then came that blardi lousy local plastic one which is a shitey product. Then found the Prestige UK kettle. Thought it was the next best thing to a Russel Hobbs. It didn't turn out to be.
    Wish I'm in UK now..am sure can find this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cml View Post
    It works when the battery konks??!
    Ho ho ho! Singular advantage of abacus over the all-awesome calculator!!Of course! Why didn't I think of it, silly me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiga View Post
    Anyone like beeeeeeeeeeer…
    What about tea leaves? There is one tea shop in The Empire. They charge an arm and a leg for tea leaves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charbroiled View Post
    What about tea leaves? There is one tea shop in The Empire. They charge an arm and a leg for tea leaves!
    Japanese tea is my top choice anytime. My sis gave me couple of boxes of assorted tea bags and types bought at Harrods London for Xmas.
    Of course if you're referring to Chinese tea. Still subject of tea..excluding teh tarik!.
    I make my own teh tarik at home using Lipton tea exclusively and FN milk, no other. I'm so reluctant to simply order TT from outside.. dunno what tea they use..taste like medicine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    I'm so reluctant to simply order TT from outside.. dunno what tea they use..taste like medicine!
    That is so true! I've never liked teh tarik as it tastes like some weird medicine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charbroiled View Post
    That is so true! I've never liked teh tarik as it tastes like some weird medicine!
    Not to mention the price does vary from place to place and it can be up to Rm1.80 at some WARONG!(they don't even rent a Rm2000/month or more premise)..KRAZY ah! Current price of cuppa PISSES ME OFF!..more so I ain't buying! ITS NOT WORTH IT!
    The price of TT used to be Rm1, 1.20..no more worth than that.. but 1.80 is REDICULOUS!
    No! and No and No and NO!...I stopped ordering drinks at any eatery since long ago...period! No! I'm NOT being stingy. I won't support cheats!
    RM1.80 or more is CHEATING!
    50 sen for some junk chinese tea is CHEATING!
    30/40 sen for air suam (not even sure if its filtered and filthy stained plastic container = CHEATING!
    I'm not going to use the term profiteering..its blatant CHEATING!

    My own POV!

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    I find almost everytime I order teh tarik kurang manis it is always too sweet and I have to add hot water. So if I can help it I do not order any drinks. The waiters give me strange looks. Anyway the drinks they serve does not justify the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    The price of TT used to be Rm1, 1.20..no more worth than that.. but 1.80 is REDICULOUS!
    RM1.80 for the medicine-ish tasting beverage?! They can shove that up their .!.. Hahah

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    No need...just DON'T order anything..you're the customer. Amazingly 9.9 out of 10 won't bother asking the price there. Later just drop jaw at cashier counter.
    I don't mind paying more for fine and excellent food but NOT for the drink..I'm never assured its good! Bottle of water in car lah....all the savings can pay for fine food! Right or not?
    I'm just practicing being wiser, not stingy poker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charbroiled View Post
    What about tea leaves? There is one tea shop in The Empire. They charge an arm and a leg for tea leaves!
    The price of tea leaves is very subjective…
    The tea merchant can say heaven and sky but it is difficulty for layman to differentiate the actual quality and the place of origin..

    There are 3 sources for my tea leaves
    1. The Tea Impression at SS15 (same row with Tenaga office)
    2. Purple Cane in Sunway Pyramid
    3. Souvenirs from friends/relatives

    Because I drink a lot of Chinese tea, I will buy those in the price range of Rm80-100 per 100 gram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charbroiled View Post
    That is so true! I've never liked teh tarik as it tastes like some weird medicine!
    I never like the taste too..

    It is neither tea nor milk and make you more thirsty after drinking it.

    I think I don’t need to touch on the amount of sugar in this drink..

    And I don’t see why I want to spend my money in those mamak shops..

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    Rhiga,talking about 'hic" beerrrrrrrrr,i can get for RM10 for 3 same brand as you mention but in KL.For chinese tea leaves i just got one olong(green tea) RM80/100gm from petaling street.The tea impression shop in SS15 sells taiwanese tea,everytime i drink i got cramp in the early morning,anyone can explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    No need...just DON'T order anything..you're the customer. Amazingly 9.9 out of 10 won't bother asking the price there. Later just drop jaw at cashier counter.
    I don't mind paying more for fine and excellent food but NOT for the drink..I'm never assured its good! Bottle of water in car lah....all the savings can pay for fine food! Right or not?
    I'm just practicing being wiser, not stingy poker!
    I try not to order drinks also during lunch as the price of drinks can be the same price with food..

    Not just the money, I don't like the drinks occupy too much space in my stomach.. just a bit of food in the stomach for lunch is good enough.

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