Visit Hokkaido – Day 2

A kid free trip can be hassle free. Hence, it also made both mummies missing their beloved child badly. Everyday, without fail a video call back home just to see their face and hear their voice. Tell me bout the separation anxiety!😀

Day 2 of the Hokkaido trip will going to cover Otaru.

the daily sight as we walk from Tmark City Hotel to Susukino station.

It was before 9am. Many shops were still closed. So, we decided to pick a random cafe at Susukino station to get a quick breakfast. Need my caffeine fix. LOL! A thick toast & a cuppa drink(tea/coffee) which cost ¥918/person.

The Japanese are so well-discipline when getting in and off the train. Unlike the Malaysians who often rush to get into the train before people inside got the chance to get down. Probably because of our poor timing/ unpunctual public transport made us don’t want to miss any ride.

Susukino is our nearest connecting station from Tmark City Hotel. So, from Susukino we took the subway to Sapporo. Cost ¥200

At Sapporo station, we were unsure where to buy the train ticket to Otaru. To our relief, we asked from the information counter.  Although there’s a language barrier, but giving hand directions will help too.

Hence we took the local train with reserved seat for total cost of ¥1160/way. Traveling time from Sapporo to Otaru took about 40 minutes. Very clean and comfortable ride.

This line go along the sea shore line between Zenibako station and Asari station. A beautiful view that you may not want to miss.

Yes. We’ve reached Otaru.

Weather was all good when we arrived. A lil breeze too.

This is the bus schedule & fare. In case if you want to return Sapporo by bus.

This is Otaru station. Where the buses and trains meet here🙂

Otaru is like a small town, I felt. You can download or printout the map of Otaru from HERE. Alternatively you can also get a colorful map from the information counter as you arrived at the station.

We decided to make our 1st stop at Sansaku Market, which is just opposite to Otaru Station (direction – 10pm clockwise).
This market is quite small. Not only they have seafood shops but also small restaurants serving fresh seafood. The seafood are what you sees below.

After a stroll at these fresh seafood market, both Ashley & I said “I want to eat now. Here!”😀 We randomly chose one which we sees it has more crowd.

Sat on the tatami section and read the menu.

This a free snack. Guess what? It looks ugly but its quite yummy and can be addictive. Its dried squid with its ink!

Assorted sashimi platter. Consists of prawn, salmon, scallops, mackerel, squids and crab meat. The sashimi was really fresh and delicious.

A bowl of rice topped with vibrant colors of sea urchin (uni), popping salmon roe, salmon slices, crab meat was something unforgettable. It was my first time eating raw sea urchin. Not quite used to that taste.

This serving cost ¥2000, comes together with a bowl of scallop soup.

A satisfying meal that cost ¥3000. Dirt cheap!

At Otaru, there are four Otaru Stroller’s tourist buses, which connect Otaru Station with all of the tourist’s spots. The buses run every 30 minutes around the city center and once per hour in the less central areas. The fare on both tourist and regular buses is a flat 220 yen per ride or 750 yen for a one-day pass that is valid for one day usage.

We bought the one day pass. ¥750

The interior of stroller’s bus looking quite unique.

The bus made its first stop at Otaru Canal

Otaru (小樽) is a small harbor city, located northwest of Sapporo. Its beautifully preserved canal area and interesting herring mansions make Otaru a pleasant day trip from Sapporo.

So, this is the popular stretch of canal. Actually its not very long. Otaru Canal, 1140m in length and 40m in width, was completed in 1923 after nine years of construction work. Otaru Canal (小樽運河, Otaru Unga) was a central part of the city’s busy port in the first half of the 20th century. Large vessels were unloaded by smaller ships, which then transported the goods to warehouses along the canal.

This place will gives you a totally different kind of atmosphere during the day & night, also during winter (snow) time. At night, this path will be lit up by gas lamp. Sounds romantic.

My travel buddy & I

traditional rickshaws for hire, with a certain fee. Not quite sure bout the price and coverage area.

Opposite Otaru Canal is Otaru Denuki Allay. Where you can find restaurants here too.

After the canal, we walked to Sakaimachi Street (境町通り, Sakaimachi Dōri) is an attractive, preserved merchant street in central Otaru, a short walk from the canal area. Many of the buildings along Sakaimachi Street have since been converted into restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, boutiques and museums.

*sigh, it was a wet, rainy afternoon*

We stopped by for the 7 layers ice cream, which I’ve seen people blogged about. Its located next to Museum of Venetian Art.

Choice of ice creams with price tag on it.

We ordered rainbow ice cream of course! Cost ¥550

From top layer onwards; grape, strawberry, green tea, melon, vanilla, chocolate, lavender.

worth for instagram worth for the taste ×

Each color, each layer are made of different flavors. I wouldn’t say that its super nice, because not every layer tasted good, but its definitely looking attractive. The texture of the ice cream is quite normal, I felt. I personally like the melon flavor most.

There are total 6 LeTao stores in Otaru. Each store is of different specialty. Apparently Otaru is LeTao head store.

LeTAO PATHOS is their largest store. On the first floor is a confectionery with popular products, including Double Fromage, a place where you can eat crepes and other sweets and purchase leather items by Somes Saddle.
On the second floor is a cafe where you can enjoy original cakes only from PATHOS as well as plates of pasta.

We came to Rokkatei & Kitakaro to shop for some confectionery. I personally preferred Kitakaro. They have varieties of biscuits, baum, and their popular cream puffs. Besides that, they also offered samples. At least you can try before you decide to buy more or less.

Baum sample by Kitakaro.

cream puffs by Kitakaro.

If you are a fan of Totoro, there’s a small shop here at Otaru, next to the Music Box Museum.

Otaru Music Box Museum

A museum that contains exhibits about the development of music boxes, a collection of several notable music boxes, as well as an extensive store that carries many different types. Outside of the music box museum, the steam clock was a gift from Vancouver to Otaru. Powered entirely by steam, the clock plays a chime every 15 minutes, and features the main steam whistle on the hour.

a large shop with a wide variety of music boxes on sale.

FotoJet Collage3Spoil with choice!!

FotoJet Collage1Every designs comes with different music.

Alternatively, you can also opt to customize your own by selecting your choice of music from the list of music displayed here-with an additional fee. However the choice of figurine model was quite limited.

Varieties of Fortune Cat. (these are not music box)

After spending at least an hour here, I couldn’t make up my mind. Hence, the price ain’t cheap, I end up empty handed. LOL! LOL! I didn’t buy any.😀😀

After a tiring day, we decided to take a break at LeTAO Cheese CakeLab, which is very near to Music Box Museum.

It was already late noon. Many popular items were already sold out by then.

Cheese made soft served ice cream was really good. Texture was smooth and tasted like having cheesecake in a form of ice cream.

Cost ¥390

We also ordered 2 different slices of cakes.  Total ¥730.

Left (Double Fromage Roll) Right (Double Fromage). Both having similar taste, but I personally preferred ‘Double Fromage’ as you can really taste its richness of flavor. The upper layer is creamy smooth no-bake cheesecake, and the lower layer is rich, tasty baked cheesecake. The cake texture is very light and the cheese taste is not overpowering too.

We wanted to try the nice tempura place at Otaru-Denuki (as recommended by people). Unfortunately the restaurant was closed on that day. It was already 7pm. Therefore we made our way back to Sapporo by bus (Cost ¥610) from Otaru Station. Then, from Sapporo we took the Subway back to Susukino (Cost ¥200).

By then we were already so tired with all the walking and traveling. Therefore we settled our dinner at a small ramen shop located near to Tmark City Hotel.

Choice of food/ramen is quite limited. With the help of one local diner, he suggested which to choose and also helped us to place order because the owner don’t seem to know a single word of English.

A bowl of Miso Ramen Cost ¥800

We opt for thin noodle. Noodle texture was crunchy. Serving was big, comes with rich flavorful miso+pork broth, pork slices. This bowl of ramen was such a comfort meal after a tiring day + cold weather. I reckon, this was one of the best ramen I ever had.

Total spending for Day 2 – ¥7443/person

**Otaru is a nice place to visit. Its peaceful and relaxing place. A trip to Otaru can be done in a day. Best is to depart early from your location in order to arrive Otaru early, so that you could spend more time at Otaru. Please take note that most of the shops closes at 6pm. Even the Otaru Stroller’s last ride is before 7pm.

Visit Hokkaido – Day 1

Hi Everyone. I just got back from Hokkaido, Japan. A place, where I’ve been aiming to go since last time. I traveled together with my friend, Ashley on free & easy basis. Not too difficult as I thought. Most importantly to book a hotel as early as you could and have plans on where to go when you are there. Most of the time we rely on Google Maps as we navigate. Having a portable pocket wifi on hand made our life much easier. We booked one from Travel Recommends, which offers you an affordable rate.

On July 2015, we booked our air ticket via Air Asia  which costed about RM1200 for to & fro inclusive luggage weight of 20kg.

We took the night flight at 11.15PM and arrived New Chitose Airport at local time 8.20AM (Japan’s time is 1  hour ahead of Malaysia time). The flight duration was nearly 9 hours. Very long hours hoh.

As we reach, I’m already seeing a wet day. I got the feeling, I brought the rain over😀😀 During the entire trip, it rain almost every day. *sigh*

After done with custom clearance and all, as soon as you step out of the arrival hall you’ll be able to see a doraemon sculpture.

airportUpon arrival, if you decided to go to Sapporo via Airport Bus, please follow the above arrow(direction) and go one floor down at 1F to purchase the bus ticket and wait for the bus there.

Click HERE for Airport Map

In this case, since it was still early, we decided to have our first meal at the airport. Heard people shared about some good ramen at the airport. So, we wanna check it out.

Hokkaido Ramen Dojo is located on the 3rd of New Chitose Airport’s domestic terminal building.

The Ramen Dojo houses 10 of the best ramen establishments from all over Hokkaido, each with their own signature style.

Due to the long hours flight and lack of sleep, Ashley & I were like a blur sotong. We thought Ramen Dojo is the ramen restaurant. So we joined the queue without knowing that there are several ramen choices until we were in the front of the queue. The long queue that we joined in was Ebisoba Ichigen, at the entrance of Ramen Dojo.

Ebisoba Ichigen has the most crowd. Be it local or tourist.

the menu has English translation in it.

2 big bowls of ramen for both of us. Cost: ¥890 (with extra egg)

The portion was big and the noodle was crunchy. Loving the egg and pork slices. Ebisoba Ichigen is popular for its rich shrimp soup base. No doubt the shrimp soup base was so rich in flavor. However I find it abit tad salty for my liking.

Cheese Tart after meal is considered as dessert. HAHA! We locate Kinotoya at Domestic Terminal Building 2F.

One could easily got hooked by the aroma of these freshly baked tarts. Priced at ¥183 each, these tarts are undeniable good! From its pastry to its overflowing creamy & cheesy filling.

The airport itself has so many things to shop. We’re not gonna explore on Day 1. Will leave it for Day 6. (stay tune)

Done with ramen and cheese tart, so now we are on our way to our hotel at Tmark City Hotel Sapporo. One could reach there by train (JR Rail) or bus.

We decided to travel by bus. The journey took around 1 hour.

Via Hokkaido Chuo Bus to Sapporo. Cost: ¥1,030

CHUO BUS Timetable

Since it was our 1st day here, we weren’t quite familiar with the place + the rain & big luggage, We have no idea where the bus stop us. So, we decided to hail a cab to bring us directly to our hotel

Cost: ¥780

The check-in process was quite fast. Hotel staffs were quite friendly and helpful too. However the so-called “Double Room” doesn’t look so double with a small queen size bed. Room size of 16 m², movements are quite constraint. But that doesn’t hold back our stay here. Because the room was clean and amenities were quite complete. We are gonna stay here for 5 nights. Cost: ¥51,120

This room is fitted with a flat-screen TV and a fridge. One channel in Chinese while the rest were in Japanese.

The en suite bathroom comes with a bathtub.

Vending machines for your convenience. Of hot and cold drinks, chocolates, noodles, bread, cigarettes even ice cream!

After getting some rest, we walked to the Sapporo TV Tower which took us around 19 minutes by foot. In between, we stopped over at MOS Burger for our super late lunch. Cost: ¥390 (ala-carte burger)

TV Tower rateAdult Cost: ¥720

It is 60 seconds by elevator from the third floor to the observation deck, 90.38 metres above ground.
The entirety of Sapporo city unfolds beneath your eyes, set to a background of the magnificent Ishikari countryside,
the far afield Japan Sea, and Odori Park, where flowers bloom in the four seasons.
Command a panoramic view of the YOSAKOI Soran Festival, Sapporo Snow Festival, and White Illumination.

Below are some photos taken from the observation deck.

view of Odori Park. We skipped Odori Park as it was raining.

What I observed here, roads and buildings look so organized. Viewing from such high height, made me feels like looking at mini 3D model structure.😀

Verdict: Feel abit not worth to visit during the day. For night view would be better I suppose.

From Sapporo TV Tower, we walked to Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade about 11 minutes by foot.

The Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade, close to the Susukino train station, is amongst the largest and most historic malls in Sapporo, with more than 200 individual stores and a great and varied choice of eateries (think conveyer belt sushi). The unique take of this mall is that you will find old and traditional merchants selling kimonos, tea or incense side by side with modern stores specializing in computers and software or state-of -the-art electronics and digital cameras – all of which lends it a bazaar-like quality. Many items for sale here are even cheaper than in the 100 yen shops. Check out the Donki’s Store for strange merchandise. Plenty of games centres and coffee shops.

We did not spend much time here because we were getting tired of walking. LOL!! So tired till we decided to pack our dinner back to our hotel.

garaku curryWe packed our dinner from Garaku Curry. Feeling lucky that one of the staff actually understand ‘take-away’ in English.😀 The restaurant is located at 1st floor. You may not miss out due to the big font of its name. The restaurant is quite small but can be crowded during dinner time. A nutritious soup made by adding 21 spices to a slow-stewed base of pork stock, chicken and vegetables is served with choice rice. Both the large-cut vegetables and the tender meat are delicious. Choose your level of spiciness upon ordering. I took up the challenge and ordered ‘hot’. It was very spicy but ‘shiok’ too! Waiting time around 20 minutes. Cost: around ¥1100

As we walk back to our hotel, I spotted Hello Kitty construction barrier! So cute and nice! Throughout the trip, I spotted 3 different designs at different locations. So much effort in just construction barriers. I guess the Japanese takes everything seriously.

Everyday, we’ll walk pass Susukino be it morning or night. Because Susukino is the nearest subway station from our hotel. Susukino is the heart of Sapporo’s night life. Bars, Nightclubs, Restaurants, Cafes, and live houses mingle with a variety of Hostess clubs, Cabaret clubs, Go-go bars, and other red-light establishments.

We notices the big difference between day and night. Susukino comes to life at about 6pm and carries on well into the wee hours of the morning.

Our packed dinner from Garaku Curry. It was very delicious. The soup was so flavorful. So yum to go with rice.

There goes the Day 1. We knocked out pretty early that night. No more night owls.😀

Total spending on day 1 ≅ Cost: ¥4703

Eat at 18 @Melaka

view from our hotel room (906 Riverside Hotel)

view from our hotel room (906 Riverside Hotel)

On our recent short trip to Melaka, we stayed at 906 Riverside Hotel. We got the Family Room which comes with 2 bedrooms, a small living hall & a balcony onlooking Melaka river. With an affordable price of RM200+, we were satisfied with the room & location. Our hotel is pretty nearby Jonker Street (can walk also).

On the following morning, I decided to bring my family to cafe for a breakfast. You know…there are plenty of cafes near Jonker street, the rustic kind of cafes which you hardly find in the city. I texted my blogger friend, Constance Ann who’s a Melaka based person. She suggested me to go “Eat at 18”. Initially I thought she asked me to go eat at “18”..Eat at 18 is the name of the particular cafe lar!

Eat at 18 occupying the ground floor of an intermediate 2-storey shop. You wouldn’t believe that there’s a boutique hotel on first floor.

If you drive, there No Parking here. Park elsewhere and walk over.

“We served comfort and simple food. Fresh baked organic breads, cookies and desserts. All natural ingredients.” claimed by Eat at 18.

This place is very instagram friendly. You can shoot beautiful photos at different angles. But quite space constraint and limited seats.

*In this case, I trained my kid to pose for photos*😀

Eat at 18 serves Lavazza Coffee. Macchiato at RM7.90.

Cappuccino – RM8.90

Flat White – RM8.90

Portobello Mushroom Soup (topped with fresh cream & comes with bread crisp) RM12.90
It was a yummy soup I felt. Its not too creamy. Its rich whereby you can taste the tiny bits of mushrooms.

There wasn’t much choice of breakfast here.

Therefore we go for Eat 18 Breakfast Platter (serves 2 pax)RM33.90

From menu it says; consists of beef bacons, scramble eggs, seared tomatoes, saute mushroom, hash potatoes, toasts.

Very hearty breakfast platter. Since we do not take beef, the staff changed the beef bacons to grilled chicken. Instead of just seared tomatoes, they gave salad too. Everything was nicely done, in terms of taste and presentation.

Verdict : If coffee art is your main concern, sorry to disappoint you here. Food variation quite limited. But I like the food I ordered and also the bread. However for coffee, I find it abit tad too foamy for my liking.

Eat at 18

18, Jalan Hang Lekiu

75200 Malacca

Melaka, Malaysia

Tel:+60 281 4679

Operating Hours: Monday 8:30AM – 6:00PM | Wednesday – Sunday 8:30AM – 6:00PM |(Closed on Tuesday)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eatat18

**cash term, imposed 10% service charge
**pork free
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Short Getaway to Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson

Would like to apologize for the less frequent updates here.

Today, I’m gonna write about this long overdue post. HAHAHA!😀

Sorry….my bad…

It was actually about my plan of a short getaway with my family during Chinese New Year. Okay la…I know that CNY has over for like 2 months! =P

Wanting to go for hotel stay but didn’t want to travel far or get caught in the jam during the festive season, I decided to book a stay at Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson. Afterall its a new place to everyone of us.

Nestled along Port Dickson’s pristine Pasir Panjang beach, Lexis Hibiscus consists of 639 pool villas comprising tower rooms and water villas. Each villa is spacious, tastefully decorated with modern conveniences and comes with its own private dip pool and steam room for luxury and privacy. Complementing the rooms are a wide range of beach and water activities, all focused around the tallest sea water fountain in Malaysia at 400 feet.

At the hotel lobby during check in. The lobby was so lively. CNY deco, performances by the ground staffs, balloons giveaway to the children, not forgetting the quite a number of guests. The process of checking in was pretty fast. Probably because they have many working staffs. Moreover I’ve paid for my room during my purchase via Lexis website.

I got the ‘soft opening deal’. I paid RM680 (without breakfast) for a night stay at Sky Pool Villa. Why am I willing to pay so much for a room? Lets continue reading………………………………

This is where Sky Pool Villa located. Not on the sea. “But I thought there’s a pool attached to the room. How lar?”

Let’s see………………………..

Situated onshore, this Sky Pool Villa offers a more spacious area, yet sharing the same modern contemporary style of the other designs. The room’s brighter tone and sleek furnishing truly enriches and dignifies its aesthetic quality and effect. Apart from a wide view of the beautiful waterfront, its functional layout, impeccable finishing and space optimization creates a succinct visual appeal that is contemporary yet timeless.

These are the key points:-

  • 96 sqm
  • located in the tower block
  • every unit has panoramic sea view
  • 2 king beds
  • private dip pool and sauna in the balcony area
  • spacious bathroom

The spacious bedroom can fit 4 adults. (psstt….the day bed also can sleep in)

Spacious walkway for wardrobe & wash basin, separating the bed and TV area.

Spacious bathroom with standing shower & bath tub. The bathroom and toilet are separated.

The nicely arranged basic amenities which look quite attractive.

TV inside the wall.

Oh ya, not forgetting that the Wifi signal was quite strong too.

This was the main attraction. A private pool all to ourselves. I have to admit that the pool at Lexis Hibiscus is much smaller compared to Grand Lexis. But this one has panoramic view lor.

View from our room at 3rd floor. I couldn’t capture the full top view. The arrangements of sea villas are suppose to look like a Hibiscus.

This is how the arrangements look like. A better vision for you.

You can also take a stroll along the beach.

There’s also a sauna room here for your usage.

Children can’t wait to get into the pool. Wanna go for a dip into the pool during this hot weather? YAY! Definitely.

After dinner, before return to our room, we brought the children to the indoor playground which is located next to the Spa centre. There was an admission fee of RM20 (if I’m not mistaken) for 1 hour.

Inclusive of one free coloring activity.

There were also activities like nail painting, DIY greeting cards, etc..with a minimal fee of RM5 onward.

The next morning, we brought the children to the playground and some bubble play. HAHAHAHA! Bubbles are not free of charge. Need to pay money also. Can’t remember the exact price. It was between RM8-10/small bucket.

These Popsicle are sold here. It is so lovely to watch them when they both are in good terms.

A heartwarming gesture, we received these CNY goodies from the hotel.

Here, I attached the room layout for a better understanding.

We didn’t took our dinner here. Instead we went to a Chinese Restaurant named, Weng Yin which is merely 5 minutes drive from this hotel for some Chinese ‘dai chow’. Prices are all stated on the menu. So, no worries.

Overall, we were quite pleased with our stay. The room, the facilities and the services. Although the price was quite steep, but it was a relaxing family trip and how often do you get to spend on family trip. Its about the quality time spent.

LEXIS HIBISCUS

12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, 
Pasir Panjang 71250, 
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan,
Malaysia.

Tel :   +606 – 660 2626
Fax :   +606 – 660 2628
Email :   reservations@lexishibiscuspd.com
Website    :   www.lexishibiscuspd.com

Coffee Break @Florence Coffee,d’Tempat Country Club

Hi…
Have you heard of Bandar Sri Sendayan? Bandar Sri Sendayan is blooming into the next future of Seremban township. Its another part of Seremban. Just like we have Seremban 2, Seremban 3, & etc.

d’Tempat Country Club, is located at Bandar Sri Sendayan. One of the facility here, complete with sport facilities, food & beverage outlets and many more.

Since I lived in Seremban 2, therefore traveling here is only within 10 minutes drive.

I like to hunt for new cafes. Furthermore, I heard about this cafe few months back. Been wanting to pay a visit. I made my traveling more worthwhile by visiting during Chinese New Year, when they hold events over the weekends.

Florence Coffee is a Coffee Shop cum Florist. I was told that the owner is a florist, & also own a florist shop in Seremban.

Therefore you can see that this cafe is decorated with floral themed artworks. There are some artificial flowers available for sale too.

This cosy cafe will make a nice place for Instagramers ^_^ ^_^

Chalkboard menu is displayed on the wall. You gotto place your order at the counter.

Cappuccino – RM10

Latte – RM10

Mom, who is a coffee lover said their coffee taste good.

I also made a side order. I ordered a Classic Waffle – RM15. Forgetting the ordinary square & triangle waffle shapes that we used to see or eat. Here they served, I would call this a flower shape waffle which I think it matches well on the cafe’s theme. Other than classic waffle, there are also Legato, Steven’s favorite, Dirty Monkey, are the waffle names shown on the menu. I asked the barista what is the difference? He said, the difference would be the toppings.

I chose classic, so that I could taste its originality. LOL LOL!

Topped with blueberries, maple syrup & a scoop of vanilla ice cream with lime zest. I also like the waffle here. Not only it looks nice, it tasted good too. Golden brown, crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle. It also smells good when it was served hot.

**al-fresco dining area is breathtaking……

…….onlooking the club’s children swimming pool.

Could you also recommend me a good waffle in Seremban?

Florence Coffee

PT 12653, Jalan Pusat Dagangan Sendayan 1,
71950 Bandar Sri Sendayan,
Negeri Sembilan DK, Malaysia.

Contact : 012-272 6011

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*pork free*
*cash term*

A Porky Meal @Morganfield’s, Palm Mall Seremban

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Pork is awesome
Unless you are a jew

Morganfield’s has arrived Seremban!! *jump up joy*

For pork lovers, you may like this heavenly place. First outlet in Seremban and its located at Palm Mall.

It was newly opened on the beginning of January 2016. (their 9th outlet)

I came here on 2 different occasions, to try out their lunch set and the signature pork ribs.

Morganfield’s® is an Europeanized American casual diner specializing in pork ribs.

The interior of its dining area is brightly lit by lights and tall windows. Dining area covers indoor and al-fresco.

come and check out the lunch set priced from RM16.90 onward with free soup of the day/house salad + refillable soft drink. (only available on weekdays-excluding public holidays from 11am-3pm)

This 1 page menu is solely for lunch set.

Drinks were served first, in this adorable ceramic mug. For the ladies they will serve in pink mug with red lip. While for guys, they will serve the drink in blue mug with mustache. I got attracted by the mug and purchased it for RM14.90. You can check out other gifts which are available for sale here–> http://morganfields.com/giftshop.html

Salad (via lunch set)

Soup of the day (via lunch set)

Pork Ragout & Homemade Meatballs Pasta

Spaghetti with braised porky meat ragout, homemade meatballs in fresh herb tomato sauce.

You could taste the minced meat in every spoonful of spaghetti. This plate of pasta was so satisfying and full.

Pork Schnitzel

Juicy pork loin chop, battered in bread crumbs & fried to perfection. Served with coleslaw & french fries.

The fried pork chop was nice and its not dry too. I couldn’t figure out what mixture of sauce was that. Its creamy and with bits of mushroom. Matches well with the slab of fried pork chop. Not forgetting the portion was big too…as we were given 2 pieces of pork chop.

On a different occasion, I brought my family here for this platter! My mom loves pork ribs. She watches alot of kwai lou food program on TV and always envy people’s pork ribs. LOL!😀

From the above 3 choices, we chose Ocean Madness – RM199.90

Full Slab of Hickory BBQ Spare Ribs, 3 battered fish fillets, 6 beer battered prawns, grilled spicy devil sausage, grilled herby hog sausage, garden salad, grilled corn, corn bread & french fries.

Types of sauce for your pork ribs are Hickory BBQ/Garlicky BBQ/Smoked Peppercorn/The Naughty Spare Ribs. Choose either one. We chose Hickory BBQ. It smells so good when it was served. The fragrant of BBQ sauce. Pork Ribs were grilled to perfection not dry yet retain its juiciness. You could easily rip off the flesh without force. Yummy!!

This platter is ideal for sharing. Should be enough for 4-6 eaters. The portion is big. You get what you pay. I think Ocean Madness is a good choice if you are not 100% into pork. You’ll still get fish & prawns in it. However I dislike the corn bread. Felt it was quite dry & crumbly.

Hawaiian Chicken – RM39.90

Grilled Chicken topped with honey ham, melted cheese & sweet pineapple. Served with mashed potato & garden salad.

I don’t quite like the grilled chicken. The meat was quite tough.

When you dine here on weekends together with kids, they can eat for free. With the condition each free kid meal is given upon ordering one main course meal. Means if you order 2 main courses, you get 2 free kid meals. (choose from the above)

Pulled Pork Burger (kid meal)

Chicken Tenders (kid meal)

Verdict: This is a nice place to dine with pork and also to gather family & friends. The environment and the food was good. Besides that, the restaurant is quite spacious and stroller friendly too. I felt the lunch set is a good deal.

Morganfield’s Palm Mall

Lot UG 30 & 31

Tel: +606 761 1860

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Seafood Pot @Lucky King Bun, Seremban (New Outlet)

Do you remember the famous Curry Chicken Bun from Lukut? I used to dapao the curry bun whenever I goes to Port Dickson.

Now, they’ve opened a new outlet in Seremban. Very near towards the Seremban exit toll. More convenient for travelers. Convenient for me too! hehe….

Their name appeared on our local food programs & at Tripadvisor.

Curry Chicken Bun is their signature item. Today, they prepare not only curry chicken bun. But also Curry Pork Ribs Bun & also Ying Yong Bun (Curry Pork Ribs & Dongpo Pork). These are all ideal for sharing.

One fine day, I decided to bring my family here for dinner. We didn’t want to eat the bun. We heard about this seafood pot available here. We went ahead ordering that.

The seafood pot comes in 2 sizes. Regular (2-5pax) at RM80 & Large (6-10pax) at RM120. I ordered the regular size…because it was just 4 adults.

Seafood Pot; a combination of milky & mild curry soup, fused with seafood ingredients such as crabs, prawns, cuttlefish, mussels and handmade meatballs served in a boiling pot. It is served with rice noodles (bihun) to go along with the soup & seafood.

I honestly don’t think the regular size pot is sufficient for 5 pax la…unless you add on other dishes or you are a very small eater.

In this case, of course I ordered extra dishes.😀

Stir Fry Choy Sum

(the actual vege was actually green color…due to the lighting here..it looked a lil yellowish)

Smoked Duck

The interior looked quite retro. Yellow lighting with black & white mosaic flooring…

a vintage bicycle…

and this! Do you know what is this? Its a music player. I remember seeing this during my teenage age. Very rare to see this nowadays.

Verdict: The seafood pot was not bad. The broth/soup was tasty and the seafood was quite fresh too. I also like the smoked duck. I do advise you to call for reservation, especially on those curry buns. Because its quite sellable especially during weekends.

Lucky King Bun (SEREMBAN)
No. 28 & 29, Jalan MPK 6
Medan Perdagangan Kepayang, 70200 Seremban
Tel: 06-6311 755
Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw22rrn4fm
Business hours: 11.30am-10pm (closed every Tuesday except public holiday)

Blog Referral:- http://www.vkeong.com/lucky-king-bun-seremban/

Product Review : Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask

Hi….HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

How’s everyone getting along with the year 2016?

Brought to you today its a product review of;

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask

On New Year, Natta Cosme surprised me with a beauty gift box that contained Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask. Its a product of Korea.
Natta Cosme really knows me well…because I really need these so much. Thanks alot!

What I like most about sheet mask is the individual pack. It is so convenient and light weight to bring along especially when you are traveling for holiday. You could easily slip few into your bag.

With Malaysia’s weather, we tend to stay in the air conditioned room often. Most of us also turn on the air cond before sleep. Therefore our face tend to be dry. That’s how Klairs sheet mask gonna work. Put on this sheet mask before going to bed to keep our face moisturize and supple till the next morning.

The benefits and ingredients of the sheet mask are clearly printed on the front and back of its pack. The outlook is very simple and nothing fancy.

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Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask is made of pure cotton. It contains rich essence but no dripping when I took out from the pack. The smell is quite pleasant too. Try to refrigerate it a few minutes before using. It gives you a better soothing effect.

The size of this sheet mask, fits perfectly on my ‘big face’.

 *self pampering time*

Another reason why I like sheet mask. Is that you don’t need to rinse your face after removing the mask

. hehe…*lazy mode on*

The ‘before’ and ‘after’ doesn’t show big difference. However I could feel that my face is smoother and cleaner😀

You can try out this mask by purchasing it from Natta Cosme at the price of 10 pieces for RM119.00 RM69.00.

Sharing is caring. I would like to do a giveaway (2 pcs Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask) to 2 lucky winners. All you need to do is name 1 benefit of this mask on the comment box below.  Together with your name & email address. Last day of answer submission will be on 23 January 2015. Thank you.

(tips : answer is shown on the front pack of the mask)

Good Luck! 🙂

Tea Break @Just Koffea, Seremban 2

Waahhh…finally its open for business. Feeling anticipated for this cafe to open at my neighborhood. It has been on renovation for the past few months. As soon as I knew about the opening, I whatsapp to my ‘yam cha’ kaki, Wei Chi about this place. ‘Ehh….got new place to hangout’. Ok la…we go next week.

As I enter, the ‘Tatami’ section has caught my attention. Therefore we decided to sit here.

They did a raised platform for the Tatami section. Only 3 tables with 3 seats each at this section. The seat was quite comfortable also wor…

Well, there are also sofa and wooden stool seats.

Quite a nice place to hangout.

Barista at work.

Cakes on display. The choices of cakes were quite limited. May be still new?

As we seated, we were given a one sheet menu. Simple and straight forward. Well, menu not necessarily to be complicated right? Then, a friendly staff came over to take our order.

Wei Chi ordered a glass of Iced Latte (RM10.80)

I ordered a cuppa Flat White (Hot) – RM9.80. When the staff handed the cuppa drink to me, she apologized for a not so nice coffee art. My friend and I then responded, it looks alright. No worries.

We wanted to try some light food. So we ordered Egg Benedict On Toast – RM18.80, for sharing.

Chicken Ham, Cheddar Cheese topped with poached egg with hollandaise sauce and served with fresh salad.

It was quite delicious, we felt. Most importantly is the runny yolk.

A slice of Black Forest Cake – RM14.80 to sum up our meal. The sponge was moist and the chocolate mousse was quite rich. 🙂

Overall, the food and drinks quality were not bad. Services was alright too.

The Al-Fresco dining area looks nice too. But will be abit warm during hot weather although there’s a ceiling fan.

Just Koffea

368,Jalan S2 B15, Seksyen B, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban

Open daily (10am – 10pm) Closed on Tuesday

Contact Number : 0193492286 (Yvonne)

*wifi is available*
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

			

Tea Break @Be My Friend Cafe, Seremban

On a sunny afternoon, we were feeling so thirsty. All I wanted was a cuppa refreshing and icy drink to quench my thirst. While driving back from the mall, my sister mentioned about this new cafe she saw on Facebook. Without hesitation, we went straight to the cafe.

Be My Friend Cafe is located at Centrio Avenue of Seremban 2 – nearby Mydin Mall. Opened since end of October 2015. Its located on 1st floor, so you might miss out this place.

We walked up the stairs to where this cafe located. As we enter, this is the environment of the cafe. Simple and homely feel.

*self service mode* List of beverages are written on the chalk board. They also have light food like; sandwiches, pancakes, waffles.

Cakes available here are freshly baked. Fondant cupcakes are available upon ordering; ie: for parties & weddings.

These caught my attention. It was placed at the counter. Lovely fondant cupcake topper for newborn.

I felt this is the best seating angle/position in this cafe. You get view + most of the natural lighting.

All of us ordered the thirst killer drinks. LOL!😀
So that I can have another reason to visit this place for some freshly brewed coffee.

Iced Blueberry Tea – RM6.90

A drink with mixture of tea & blueberry. I personally like this drink. Tasted like Ribena with a hint of tea.

Rosemary Pineapple Soda – RM7.90
Very refreshing. Perfect on a hot & sunny day.
I observed that all drinks are prepare on the spot.

Chicken Quesadilla with tomato pico de gayo – RM13.90 (a Mexican cuisine)

Crispy Tortilla filled with grilled chicken, pepper and cheese served withtomato pico de gayo (made from chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, salt, and key lime juice.)

Chocolate Sauce with Banana Waffle – RM12.90

Slices of bananas were sandwiched in between this nicely stacked waffle. A scoop of vanilla ice cream comes together with the serving. Extra chocolate sauce were served with the waffle too. The combinations were good to be eaten when its served hot.

This place is quite relaxing. A nice place to hangout if you prefer a quieter atmosphere. Furthermore the service was good too. I was informed that soon they’ll be adding more items into their menu.

*recent update*

Starting from January 2016, Be My Friend Cafe has started to serve pork. Sorry to disappoint my Muslim friends ya.

DSC01261Big portion of breakfast comes with pork ham in less than RM20

DSC01262Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara with mushroom & bacon.

DSC01263Yet to try out all the new dishes. Do pay a visit if you are nearby. They’ve added quite a number of new dishes into their menu.

Be My Friend Cafe Seremban 2

47-1 Jalan S2 B16, Pusat Dagangan Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban

Contact Number : 0123609261

Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (2pm – 11pm)

Web: http://www.facebook.com/bemyfriendcafeS2

*wifi is not available yet*
*cash term*
*solely based on writer's own opinion*