Thursday, October 9, 2008

Are Monkeys better Waiters?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Asam House-Authentic Malaysian & Thai Cuisine

We took a drive to Atlanta,Georgia and had lunch at the Asam House.Instead of having Dim Sum everytime, we wanted to try some Malaysian Cuisine. I was surprised that there have been many more Malaysian and Thai Restaurants in Georgia now.
We went to the Asam House at 5283,Buford Highway N.E.,Doraville,GA 30340,located at the Pinetree Plaza.
Very simple Malaysian design with a lot of Bamboos. Only one customer dining, when we entered. The waitress gave us our menus, and a menu with photos showing their popular dishes, looked very delicious.
The menu showed a combination of Malaysian Chef's Specialiaties and Thai Chef's Specialities. Among the famous appetizer are Roti Canai,Satay Chicken,beef, Archat,
Thai Chicken Wings and Fish Cake,Crispy Fried Calamari, Thai Spring Roll,Curry Puff and Shanghai Dumplings.
On the salad are Spicy Papaya Salad,Savoury Minced Chicken Salad and Glass Noodle Salad. Soup comes with Tom Yum Goong, Chicken Coconut Soup, Wonton Soup and Seafood Tofu Soup.

To my surprise, this restaurant offers so many Malaysian and home cooked Chinese Cusisine that you can't find in other Chinese Restaurant. I wanted to try every dish,
but we can only eat so much. On the Malaysian Chef's Specialties were Beef Rendang,
Ginger Scallion Beef, Bitter Melon With Beef, Curry Chicken,Beef or Shrimp, Aromatic Chicken, Hainanese Chicken,Volcano Port Chop,King Too Spare Rib,Salted vegetables Stewed Pork,Vinegar Pork, Petal Shrimp and Sambal Prawan. I have not tasted these for a very long time- Bak Kut Teh and Hakka Stewed Pork( This is my Hometown Favourite dish)
There are a variety of Curry dishes on the Thai Specials- Spicy Basil,Green Curry,Yellow Curry,Red Curry, Masaman Curry and Panang Curry.
Also Fried noodles and Noodles Soup including Cantones Style Seafood Noodles,Singapore Fried Rice Noodles, Char Kway Teow, Kuala Lumpur Mee Goreng, Hokkien Mee, Yee Mee in Hot Pot. I definatly will try the Curry Cheong Fun next time.
Also some Thai's style noodles.
They have lunch menu from %5.95 to $6.95 on Mondays to Friday fro 11am to 3 pm.
Desert include Mango Stickey Rice, Ais Kacang and Coconut Ice Cream.
We ordered the Satay Chicken,Roti Canai, Hokkien Mee, Nasi Lemak and Yee Mee in Clay Pot.
The Satay is okay, not sweet and not the usual Peanut Spicy sauce we had. We enjoyed the Roti Canai with curry chicken sauce. Only 1 piece of roti. The Hokkien mee is the best, taste good, resemble what we ate back home.The Nasi Lemak is excellent , the rendang has a good taste to it, not so spicy.
We had Ais Kacang for desert. Delicious.
Asam House has Dine In ,Catering and Delivery Service. Located at 5283,Buford HighwayN.E.,dORAVILLE ,Ga 30340 (PineTree Plaza) Tel: 770 452-5100.
Opens Everyday except Tuesday.
Website :

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Callaway Garden's Annual Fall Festival

Callaway Gardens' annual Fall Festival kicks off this weekend with a
vintage auto show.

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday now through Oct. 26 at the
Gardens, which is about 35 miles north of Columbus on Ga. 18. Tickets
are $13; $6.50 for children, ages 6-12; free for children ages 5 and
younger. Tax is additional.

Most of the activities are on Robin Lake Beach's West Beach.

The Monarch Butterfly tagging begins at 10 a.m. in Mr. Cason's
Vegetable Garden.

Mr. Cason's Great Pumpkin Patch is where families can go to pick out
a pumpkin. They cost $2-$7. Kids and adults can paint the pumpkins
under a tent.

The Georgia-Alabama antique car show is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday and features 19 different car classes.

Barbecue is served both days from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Also, there will be
Spider Jumping and Rock Climbing.

Other activities include a corn maze, hay bale maze for smaller
children, the Family Vegetable Garden Scavenger Hunt, pressed flower
display, Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit, Coastal Gourd Sprouts Exhibit
and Sale, Birds of Prey show at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. Saturday
and Sunday, story telling, an owl show at 3:30 p.m. both days, organ
concert 2-4 p.m. both days, chrysanthemum display, enchanted topiary

Columbus -Taste of Home Cooking

Hey cooking fans…
The Taste of Home Cooking is coming to the Columbus Convention and Trade Center on Thursday, October 9, with a lineup of recipes that features “Fresh Ideas for Fall. Each dish is guaranteed to bring compliments and have guests asking for the recipe.

It starts with a variety of local vendors, 10 quick-and-delicious recipes, add a good measure of special door prizes, awarded to several lucky winners, and top that off with a gift bag for every attendee. Tickets are just $7 and are available at the Ledger-Enquirer or online at It’s all sponsored by the Ledger-Enquirer, her magazine, BMW of Columbus, McMurray’s Furniture and presented by Piggly Wiggly.

Location: Columbus Convention and Trade Center

Date: Thursday, October 9

Tickets: $7 each

Time: Doors open at 4 p.m. for vendor shopping

Event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Door Prizes: Tons of door prizes, including a 42’’ plasma television from Piggly Wiggly, gift baskets, gift cards, and so much more. PLUS, everyone who attends will receive a free gift bag filled with Taste of Home goodies, coupons and free samples.

To purchase tickets:

Stop by the Ledger-Enquirer (17 West 12th Street, Columbus, GA 31904), Monday-Friday (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Mail in your check (be sure include address and phone number):


17 West 12th Street

Columbus, GA 31904

ATTN: Heather Williams

Current List of Vendors as of September 17, 2008:

Piggly Wiggly, BMW of Columbus, McMurray Furniture, Puddle Jumpers Too, Villa Nova, her magazine, The Ledger-Enquirer, Gallo Family Wines, D&D Foods, Fountain City Coffee, Blue Cross/BlueShield