Highlight of my Short Gateway to Melaka 2022

During the recent school break, I decided to bring my family to Melaka for a short gateway. It has been 2+ years since our last visit to Melaka.

1. Stay at Estadia Hotel Melaka

Since its a family gateway, I checked for a rather spacious rooms which offers good rates. After comparing the hotels and reviews…I then decided to choose Estadia Hotel Melaka which fulfilled my criteria.

Location of Estadia Hotel

Estadia Hotel is also a sister hotel of Hatten Hotel and the price is more affordable too. Estadia Hotel is located within a short distance with Mahkota Parade, Mahkota Medical Hospital, Hatten Square, Dataran Pahlawan. It is also next to Hatten Hotel. Furthermore its distance to the popular tourist spot, Jonker Street is about 3km.

Despite visiting on weekdays, the Melaka town road is still so busy. Probably due to school holidays.

The hotel car park is shared with Hatten Square. Remember to validate your car park ticket at the hotel lobby for the free parking. In this case, we uses TouchNGo card.

“Experience authentic Baba Nyonya culture in a splendid Peranakan mansion-home styled hotel. A perfect blend of contemporary design meets traditional textures and motifs, revel in Estadia’s magnificent décor inspired by Melaka’s ethnic heritage.”

I booked the Family Suite which has 2 connecting rooms, even with 2 bathrooms with a good price of about RM330 per night for this suite.

I would say the rooms are quite cosy & comfortable.

2. McQuek’s Satay Celup

McQuek’s Satay Celup (Main Branch)

288 Jalan Parameswara, Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka.

☎️ Contact No.:010-268 2998

🕧 Operation Hours:4:00pm – 11:00pm

(Closed on Wednesdays)

After getting some rest in our hotel room, we went out for early dinner at McQuek’s Sate Celup. I google search for less tourist place and stumbled upon this . You may overlook this place because it is located along the main road.

We were the early birds. Hence no crowd. I preferred this place over the popular Ban Lee Siang, because it is more spacious and more open air here. Hence I feel more comfortable eating here. Besides that, the service and taste was satisfying too.

Staff will constantly check on our satay sauce and refill them. Besides that the precook satay sauce is also available for sale. So that you can also DIY your own satay celup at home using their sauce.

3. Jonker Walk

Each time come to Jonker Walk also so hot and sweaty! HAHAHAHA!!

Discovered some interesting plaques from one of the shop.

Got attracted with these blocks. I bought one too….. with a different figure.

4) Sebungkus Melaka

Address: Lot G065- G066, Terminal Pahlawan, Jln Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Malacca

Operation Hours : 8am – 8pm (Open daily)

Phone012-969 7295

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

We did not go for hotel breakfast, but checking out this rather new makan place which is just a short walking distance from our hotel.

We had their breakfast set, which came with few options with an affordable price. We love the nasi lemak, the rice was aromatic and the sambal was good! (It was my lucky day….I got a double egg yolk in an egg). Besides that, the Char Kuey Teow was nice too with ‘wok hei’.

5) BESS Kopitiam

Address: Pusat Niaga, 7 , jalan PNBBU 5, Kampung Solok Musai, Bukit Baru Utama, 75150 Melaka

Operation Hours : 7.30am – 3.30pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Phone017-610 8055

I used to eat Nyonya Laksa at Jonker Walk, because its more convenient to eat and walk there. But recently I felt the taste has deteriorate and also expensive. Then I tried before at Donald & Lily, it was good but unfortunately it has closed down.

I google search for the less tourist one….. In resultant I was here at Bess Kopitiam.

Apparently, the Nyonya Laksa is a must TRY here. Even my Malaccan blogger friend will often dapao their Nyonya Laksa whenever she return hometown. The crowd here are mostly locals, the prices are quite affordable too.

Nyonya Laksa is a rich, coconut-based broth that originated from Melaka. The creamy broth consists of coconut milk. Tops with julienned cucumber, prawns, sliced fish cakes, bean sprout, hard boiled egg and bean curd puffs.

Looking at the color…. it was really rich, creamy and flavorful.

All in all, the Nyonya Laksa was the best, then follow up with Bihun Siam. They also sell the homemade Nyonya Pineapple Tarts, but taste average only.

6) Klebang Original Coconut Shake

Before leaving Melaka, we decided to stop over Klebang Coconut Shake for the popular coconut shake and some snacks. This place is often crowded. But probably because we were early and it was on weekday, hence there wasn’t much crowd.

The huge sign arch is pretty visible on the side of the busy road.

The coconut shake are freshly made. Ice+ Cocounut Flesh + Coconut Juice, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was quite refreshing and also a thirst quencher drink on a hot and sunny day!

We also tried the Nasi Lemak bungkus, Bihun Goreng and Onde-onde. I would conclude that the coconut shake was good, whilst the rest were just mediocre.

Address: Lot 130, Solok Kampung Bahagia, 75200 Klebang Besar, Malacca

Operation Hours: Daily (11am – 6.30pm) , Friday (2.30pm – 6.30pm)

Phone013-399 4061

~That’s the end of our short trip to Melaka…See you soon…~

Quickie Food Truck Seremban Made A Comeback

Quickie Food Truck Seremban has finally made a comeback on 18th June 2022!!

Let’s refresh your memory….Quickie Food Truck started its business since year 2016, serving Fusion Spaghetti which I think it is special and outstanding.

On year 2017, I’ve blogged about their food when I came to know about their existence https://melissathegreat.com/2017/04/13/food-trucks-in-seremban-2/

But due to the Pandemic, Quickie Food Truck has stopped operating from its truck but mainly on caterings and online orders.

I was happy to hear that they back in their Food Truck! Few days ago, I decided to pay a visit. Still within Uptown Avenue Seremban 2, but its now located beside White 32 dental clinic / next to the former Bros Cafe.

They are back with a brand new look! Checkout their new revamped truck! Looking so cool and bold.

*Peek a boo…I see you..* The new spot has seating place for diners too.

Checkout their new menu which offers more choices from starters to mains.

From left (clockwise) Devil’s Curry Chicken Spaghetti (spicy), Chicken Rendang Spaghetti Spaghetti (mild spicy), Creamy Butter Milk Chicken Spaghetti (non-spicy) and Nasi Lemak with Peri-Peri Chicken.

All the spaghetti tasted as good as before! And the Nasi Lemak was yummy too. Do give it a try if you are nearby this area.

Operation Hours:-

Tuesdays – Saturdays

6pm to 1am

*source from Quickie Food Truck. The important people behind Quickie Food Truck.

I’m glad to know that Quickie Food Truck has made a comeback…. filling more happy tummies ^_^ ^_^

A&W Seremban, brings back childhood memories.

Mesmerizing the childhood memories at A&W Seremban.

Photo taken on Year 2015

When I was a kid, there weren’t much choices of fast food joints especially in Seremban unlike big city in Kuala Lumpur. There weren’t Mcdonalds, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut & etc. I remember vividly there was only Grandy’s (not sure if you could remember this name. Its no longer exist here anymore. The cinnamon roll and mashed potato was good!), and A&W which hang on till today.

Other than ice cream in root beer, ice cream on waffle, A&W in Seremban used to serve ice creams during 80s and 90s. I could fondly remember that banana split and chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup served in a glass cup! They were my favorite. Not forgetting the mint flavor ice cream! Unfortunately they are no longer having that ice cream kiosk today.

I managed to find a photo that I’ve captured at year 2010 when my family & I had Ice Cream supper at A&W Seremban.

A&W restaurant in Seremban is a stand alone outlet located at the Lake Garden Seremban, its an iconic landmark in Seremban since year 1978. I also remember the playground which was demolished to give way for drive-thru. *Sigh…kinda sad though.

On year 2015, A&W Seremban made an announcement about closing its door to make way for renovation. It created a huge beeline patronizing the outlet for the last time.

I also joined the last leap before it was closed for renovation. It was back at year 2015.

The renovation took quite sometime. Which many of us earlier thought its gonna be closed permanently.

Year 2022, A&W with its new outlook! Apparently it is the first A&W in Malaysia having Jamaica Blue coffee together.

Let’s take a look on the interior. Looking so vibrant with the retro touch.

Love the reflection of the Lake
Good Foof, Good Times….yeahh….don’t you agree?
Which is your favorite pick?

I’m gonna try the fried chicken. I heard some of my friends commented that it is nice!

Come to A&W, Root Beer is something you must order lor….

Be it with ice cream or without.

Ini macam barulah YES! The aroma and flavor is so fresh, that its different from those canned ones.

A jug of cold brew Root Beer on a hot afternoon is so refreshing!

A&W has added rice on their menu to suit the Asian taste bud, its called Nasi Aroma, (with sambal on it).

I did not put high expectations on it. But since some of my friends said they preferred A&W fried chicken over the others famous fast food outlets. Hence I gave it a try.

A&W’s fried chicken (Golden Aroma Chicken) was surprisingly nice! The skin was crispy and not too salty. Meat was tender and not bland. You gotta dine in there to taste its freshest point.

Then comes to Coney Dog, which is one of their signature item since last time! Those days it was only available in Beef. I am very happy that now they’ve added chicken selection on Coney Dog, for non-beef eaters.

Not forgetting also the waffle! Its a classic item too. I still think the waffle is nice compared to some cafes which charge you at high price. Introducing the new flavor, Cendol Gula Melaka. Do you know that this waffle is now available in cup too? Its more convenient for takeaway orders.

If malam-malam mau supper, can opt for Drive-Thru too. 🙂

So, malam ni nak ke A&W? hehe……

Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Experience

On end of February 2022, I was given the opportunity to join other team members to experience the all new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain at a beautiful place in Putrajaya.

On a strict SOP, we were required to undergo Swab Test before we begin the day.

Powerful Performance, Luxury & Comfort Interior, Advanced Safety.

Is the new flagship standout features.

Introducing the all new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain. Do you know that, Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain has won numerous “Best Pick-Up Truck” Awards in Malaysia?

In this post, I’ll be sharing the exterior, interior and the safety features.

The color selections are Valencia Orange & Sapphire Blue. Which is you favorite pick? I like the vibrant color of Valencia Orange 🙂

The advanced 3.0 Litre Blue Power Turbo diesel engine packs a powerful 190 horse power, 450 Newton Meter of Torque.

Proudly presenting the latest generation of pick-up truck, The All-New Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain.

New Key Features – Exterior

With refined exterior, bolder & sportier.

LED Projector Headlamps

  • Automatic
  • Auto-Levelling
  • Follow-Me-Home
  • LED DRL

Wipers

  • Automatic
  • Aerofoil design
  • Wet Wiper System

18 inch Alloy Wheels with All-Terrain Tyres

Soft opening with tailgate assist.

New Key Features – Interior

  • 9 inch Infotainment System with Apple Car Play & Android Auto Connectivity.
  • Auto Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Terrain Command
  • USB Port Charging & Storage
  • e-LUMAX with Color Display MID
  • New Design & Smaller Leather Wheel with Tilt & Telescopic Adjust & Switches
  • Rear Air Vents

Comfort & Premium Brown Combination Leather , 8 way Power Adjust with Lumbar Support for driver’s seat.

For ultimate protection, The All New Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain comes with 7 SRS airbags to ensure the driver and every passenger is in safe hands.

Off Road Performance

  • Underbody protection
  • Water Wading (Maximum Depth 800mm)
  • Aluminum Propeller Shaft

It was an honor to be able to join the team for a 30km test drive experience around Putrajaya. During the test drive on road, I get to experience the Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Manual Speed Limiter.

Adaptive Cruise Control – Adjusts your cruising speed based on vehicles around you. – useful when there’s a certain speed limit restriction along the road.

Lane Departure Warning – Detects and warns the driver should drift towards another lane. – useful when you are switching lanes, sometimes we are caught off guard during this situation.

Manual Speed Limiter – Enables driver to set a maximum speed (30 – 160km/hr) so that the speed could not exceed the speed limit.

We even got the opportunity to self experience some of the fantastic safety features! Such as :-

There are just too many features to list everything in a post. LOL!

Honestly this is the first time I’m driving a pickup truck. Initially i was doubting myself whether can i handle it? *Chuckle. Not only i was given the opportunity to drive, but also a hands on experience on the specs of this new Isuzu D-max X-Terrain. After experiencing it myself, i truly felt that its more than what a pick up truck does, especially on the safety features which impressed me. Besides that, it is easy to maneuver too. You really got to try it yourself! On top of that, I really love the leather seats with lumbar support, which makes the overall vehicle looking so premium. Therefore it makes me wonder, am I in pickup truck? Furthermore the stability and comfortableness gives you more confidence for smoother and longer journey.

I would say The All New Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain, not only it is suitable for women but also as a family car. I also hope to bring my family for more adventurous trips!

What are you waiting for? Let’s do the test try to experience it yourself!

For further details, do checkout https://pickuptruck.isuzu.net.my/ or any latest updates on Isuzu D-Max Malaysia Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ISUZU.DMax.Malaysia

Also a short video to summarize my experience with the All New Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain.

steam MILO LAVA CAKE

In my earlier post, I did mentioned about sharing some fail proof and easy cake recipe for everyone here 🙂

I came across this recipe during MCO 1.0 last year and managed to try it at home. It was shared by Danny Boy on Youtube.

During MCO 1.0, everyone was so hardworking doing baking, cooking, and repeat. LOL!

I am not a hardworking person when it comes to baking. Because I am not good in handling oven! Hence I am sharing here a very easy Steam Milo Lava Cake Recipe.

Milo Lava Cake by Danny_AhBoy

Ingredients (2 servings):

– 3 tbsp flour
– 4 tbsp Milo
– 2 tbsp sugar
– 3 tbsp butter, melted
– 1 large egg
– 1 tbsp hot water

Instructions:

1) Dissolve the Milo in hot water water and mix well.
2) In another bowl, mix the egg and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
3) Add the flour. Stir until mixed.
4) Add the Milo mixture in and mix until evenly combined.
5) Then add in the melted butter. Mix thoroughly.
6) Pour the mixture into the moulds.
7) Steam in a preheated steamer for about 8 minutes. (The cooking time might vary depends on the size of your moulds.)

The final outcome after dusted with Milo powder.
Ideal to be eaten when its warm to achieve the Lava effect.

Alternatively you can make extra to refrigerate it, to consume later just heat up in the microwave.

It is a very easy steamed lava cake recipe. Most importantly it doesn’t involve an oven! HAHAHA! Jom try it at home with your children too.

For more details, you can view this video :

Review : Thermomix TM6

Many working parents find it tough juggling between office work and house chores. Furthermore to cope with their children’s online studies at home. They want to provide healthy and nutritional home cooked meals but sometimes time is too constraint and may be time consuming to prepare several dishes for 1 meal.

With 20 functions and 14 pre-set modes your Thermomix replaces over 20 appliances in one compact unit. In another words, it is also an intelligent and powerful blender that weights, cooks and steam.

Last week, I was introduced to this kitchen gadget named Thermomix TM6.

Would you like to know more about this kitchen appliance that can do all the cooking for you?

Thermomix® TM6™ is the latest model that can perform up to 24 different functions and techniques.

Abit on the background info; “True Mix Sdn. Bhd., is a company founded on the philosophy of making people’s life better. True Mix Sdn. Bhd. is the exclusive partner of Vorwerk International. Founded in Germany in 1883, Vorwerk International has over 127 years of successful history, operating in more than 60 countries.”

It is an appliance where you can enjoy step-by-step guided cooking directly on the screen of your Thermomix.

source from https://www.thermomix.com/tm6/

ACCESSORIES

Varoma: 3.3 l capacity for steaming

Butterfly: Stirring attachment

Lid: Bowl lid with measuring cup insert

Measuring Cup: Improved measuring cup for easier usage

Spatula: Improved Spatula with softer, easier to use material

Basket: Improved simmering basket

Features on Thermomix TM6

We began with Calamansi Sour Plum Drink, a refreshing drink to quench our thirst during the hot weather.

6.8 inch touch screen display.

Large stainless steel mixing bowl with lid, a butterfly whisk, measuring cup, a simmering basket and Varoma set.

Above are the mixture of 100g rock sugar and 5 pcs of sour plum after applying Turbo mode x2. Look how fine the result. (Turbo mode begin at 0.5 second to maximum 2 seconds)

I’m impressed with the powerful the blades extracting the juice from calamansi. Look at it, still in a whole piece of calamansi!

This is a summary video of the whole process of making Calamansi Sour Plum Drink with Thermomix

Mua Chee is a popular street snack which we often find it troublesome to make at home. However with the convenience of Thermomix , we can get it done at home.

We added 100g whole roasted peanuts. It blends finely with speed level 8 for only 5 seconds.

The last step is to steam glutinous rice flour mixture in Varoma Steaming Basket for 15 minutes.

Taa daaa…..freshly made mua chee is served!

Checkout the video below about the process of making mua chee from scratch. I also mentioned about cleaning the sticky mixing bowl using the pre-clean mode which turned to a squeaky clean bowl.

With the built-in Wifi, you can browse over 60,000 recipes from all over the world via Cookidoo Platform which is sync to the Thermomix TM6. Alternatively, you can also browse the recipes through your smartphone or computer for preparing the ingredients. (Free 30 days trial / Free 6 months subscription for Thermomix customers / 39 USD per year)

You can choose between the following languages on Cookidoo®:

English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Greek, Romanian, Russian, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

Below, shows the preparations of 4 Course Chicken Rice Meal via Cookidoo (Serving size : 5 portion) https://cookidoo.international/recipes/recipe/en/r605882

A nutritious and heart 4 Course Meal (Chicken Rice)

  • Steamed chicken
  • Steamed egg custard
  • Hainanese chicken rice
  • ABC soup

My son enjoyed the chicken rice meal very much that he had 2 servings by himself. Till today he still asked when are we going to have the chicken rice meal again. LOL! The taste was good as it is not too salty nor oily.

Using the Varoma Steaming Basket to steam the whole chicken thigh, it can actually fit 1 whole chicken, size about 2.5kg .

All in all, this Thermomix TM6 able to chops, whisks, steam, cook, knead bread dough as well! Most importantly save time, eat healthy, and cook effortlessly.

Meet the Thermomix Advisor, Ms. Loh Mei Wah from Seremban. She has been a Thermomix Advisor for 3 years. You can reach her via whatsapp :- https://wa.me/message/RRRHT6PGVJJQD1 or checkout ther instagram page :- https://www.instagram.com/sisterwahcancook/ for updates and recipes on Thermomix.

As a Thermomix advisor, she will provide after sales service such as, one to one unbox to guide new customers on how to operate the Thermomix, rules and regulations to handle the Thermomix, and cook a meal together with new customer to help jumpstart her TM journey.

As a new Thermomix user, you can join the Facebook platform group at “Thermomix Masterclass” & “Thermomix Masterpiece” which is specially curated for customers under Synergy Group. Lots of sharing info that you can get it there.

Thermomix Masterclass – step by step guidance with photos and videos for everyday dishes
Thermomix Masterpiece – step by step guidance with photos and videos for festive dishes. Free e-book to download.

Mother’s Day is coming soon! Do checkout on the current offer.

Kampar Claypot Chicken Rice @Taman Bidara, Seremban.

My first post of the year…… Wishing everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

What is your criteria of a good claypot chicken rice?

For me, a good claypot chicken rice has to be flavorful, rice evenly coated with sauce, not lumpy (soft).

Nowadays its very rare to find those claypot chicken rice that slow cooked using charcoal fire stove.





In Seremban, there’s this place serving claypot chicken rice which claimed as Kampar Claypot Chicken Rice. I heard that the owner is from Kampar. By far, this is the best claypot chicken rice in Seremban. Located at Taman Bidara, behind of Do Re Mi Baking Academy.

The claypot chicken rice was cooked upon order. Therefore be prepared for some waiting time. This place is usually quite full during lunch hour (before Covid).

I like the aroma of the rice when it was served piping hot. Rice is cooked with marinated chicken, Chinese sausage, not forgetting the salted fish for extra flavors then sprinkled with scallions. (RM9 for single size serving.)

What I liked most about this place is that the claypot chicken rice is served with pickled shallots and cili padi to give you some crunchiness.

Another dish that I like is the Yellow Wine Chicken which make you sweat. LOL!

Besides that, they also served some simple blanched vegetables, steamed soup (watercress soup, lotus root soup, etc….may varies daily).

You can give them a call to place order so that you don’t have to wait long.

Kampar Claypot Chicken Rice

Address: No 19, Jalan Bidara 16, Taman Bidara, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Operation Hours: Daily 11.30am – 3pm , 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)

Phone: 016-285 3187

Jalan-Jalan & Makan-makan @Petaling Street, KL

How is everyone? I hope everyone is doing well.

So sorry for the long overdue post. I actually made this trip end of last year, but didn’t have the time or mood to write. 🙂

On end of December 2019, in conjunction to Christmas celebration I had a short 3D2N gateway in KL with my family. On day 2 we skipped the hotel’s breakfast and decided to go Petaling Street for makan-makan and jalan-jalan. We have not been to Petaling Street for so many years! Oh my….. LOL!

To avoid the traffic and car park problem, I decided to use Grab, e-hailing to go to Petaling Street. Hehe….

Now with roofing over, at least not so hot. Stalls were still handled by foreigners and most of the stalls are selling the almost similar stuffs…imitation branded bags, sport shoes, watches, clothing and also souvenirs. Most of the stalls will be open by 10am.

Hon Kee Porridge Petaling Street,

was our first stop for breakfast. It is one of the oldest porridge stall here. Located nearby the famous Air Mata Kucing.

varieties of porridge are available here at an affordable price.

 

 

We ordered Pork & Fried Intestine Porridge and Raw Fish Porridge for sharing. They are served hot! Both are great. But I personally like the Raw Fish Porridge…which I felt nostalgic and rare. It is undeniable that their porridge texture is smooth.

Other than porridge, Chee Cheong Fun (steamed rice roll) is also available here.

I am not really a fan of Chee Cheong Fun. But their chee cheong fun is quite nice. Not only the texture is smooth…the sauce also is quite special. Its different from the usual chee cheong fun sauce.

Bored of common chee cheong fun with sauce? Tried something different here. Fried chee cheong fun with egg and minced pork. 🙂

Address: 93, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 4AM – 2.30pm

 

Right in front of the porridge stall, there is a small stall selling these freshly fried Sweet Potato Balls.

 

As we walk along the Petaling Street, we also spotted a friendly lady selling Mua Chee. Her version comes with variety flavors.

Mua Chee is the Chinese version of ‘mochi’. It is made of steamed glutinous rice then coated with fine peanuts. It’s a popular street snack. You can give it a try…but I personally don’t quite like this texture , because the texture is tougher. I preferred the goey version. hehe….

Next, we came over this cart selling Roasted Duck. Saw few people was waiting for their turn to buy. Hence we decided to buy 1/2 duck to try. Mom said the duck tasted good. (roast duck is one of mom’s favorite)

As we walked further, we came along a street selling flowers….fresh flowers. I heard friends been saying fresh flowers are selling at reasonable price at Petaling Street. (In pic, uncle was unpacking the fresh Gerberras. Do you like Gerberra?)

We were hunting for Hawker Chan for our next makan stop. Then we passed by this beautiful temple called, “Kuan Ti Temple“. This temple is listed as one of the “5 Must-Visit Chinese Temples in KL”.

“Kuan Ti Temple is a 121 year-old Taoist temple located along Jalan Tun HS Lee. An easily recognisable building with a bright orange façade, it is dedicated to Guandi, the Taoist God of War and Literature; there is a red-faced, long beard statue of Guandi at the rear of the temple.”

Kuan Ti Temple

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 19:00 (opening hours may vary, so please check with the temple keeper)
  • Location: Right across the street from Popular Bookstore, and just opposite Sri Mahamariamman Temple.
  • Address: Along Jalan Tun H. S. Lee

Found it! We came to

Hawker Chan, Petaling Street

for lunch. We wanted to try the chicken rice here. Apparently it is Singapore’s Michelin-starred chicken rice. (Hawker Chan was awarded one Michelin star by the Michelin Guide Singapore in 2016.)

Known for “cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world”, Hawker Chan is famous for their soy sauce chicken rice.

Self service ordering system. Just like fast food. The environment is good and clean with air-conditioned.

Simple 1 page menu. Prices considered reasonable for this location.

Soya Sauce Chicken Rice (RM8.60), doesn’t look appealing. 😦
Sorry to say Chicken looked dry and rice not quite aromatic either.  Nothing to shout about tho.

Char Siew Rice (RM9.80). Char Siew was one better side. Lean and tender.

The chili sauce, as you can see its quite watery….

Instead, we liked the Papaya Tea Soup with Pork Rib (RM7). It was nourishing and flavorful.

 

Have you tried Hawker Chan KL? Some of my friends who have tried the original stall in Singapore said it tasted good. Probably when something is franchised or managed by outsiders…the taste will be off.

Address: 135, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operation hours:- Open daily from 10.30am – 9pm

Phone: 016-564 6787

Bunn Choon Egg Tarts, Petaling Street

I read that Bunn Choon Egg Tarts are nice. So, we decided to buy some.

The 2-storey vintage building painted in vibrant yellow and blue color attracted many visitors. It is easily sighted next to Kwai Chai Hong.

There are also table and chairs for customers who wants to dine in.

One of the best egg tart in KL. Apparently the egg tart recipe was passed down since their establishment in 1893.

You can smell the aromatic of these freshly baked pastries.

We decided to try both skin flavors of egg tarts and also the char siew sou.

We love both egg tarts and char siew sou.

Address: No.8 Lorong Pangung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur (Opposite Pasar Seni MRT Station, about 5 minutes walk)

Operation hours: 7am – 3pm

After buying the egg tarts, we came to

Kwai Chai Hong, Petaling Street

which is just next to Bunn Choon.

how to get to Kwai Chai Hong

 

 

 

Although this area is not big, but the artist fully utilized the walls with beautiful murals and setup to bring visitors a  journey back in time to the 1960s golden era of KL Chinatown. Now, in conjunction to Mid-Autumn festival, they’ve put up some beautiful lanterns with Rabbit theme. (https://www.kwaichaihong.com/)

We only managed to cover half day trip. I hope we have bigger space for our stomach to fill more food. Perhaps next trip.

*Coming post will blog about a fail proof cake.
For lazy people like me. 😀

 

A Trip to Sky Ladder Pineapple Farm, Lukut

When I saw someone shared on Facebook about places of interest at Port Dickson, this particular picture of a colorful sky ladder has caught my attention. Hence I google about the location.

I decided to bring my family there for a short trip over the weekend.

This place is located at Kampung Sri Parit Lukut, Port Dickson.

From the main entrance of Kampung Sri Parit Lukut, you can reach the destination in less than 5km.

Relying solely on Google Map or Waze navigation, we wasn’t sure how the route supposed to be. We got a little hesitation when it lead us this road. LOL! However, we braved it up and drove all they way there……………….

By passing vegetable farms, oil palm plantations, narrow and uneven road…I think I would call it an adventurous trip. 😀
Along the bumpy road, we saw 2 beautiful lakes.

And finally reached the Sky Ladder Pineapple Farm!

The farm collects a very minimal entrance fee of RM1 (Adult) and RM0.50 (Children)

It was really sunny. The kind and friendly, Mr. Yap offered to drove us around the farm instead of us walking uphill. Mr. Yap is also one of the partner of this farm. Furthermore he also gave some briefing about the pineapple plantation, also the cycle of planting and harvesting.

 

Pineapples are widely grown here spanning the area of 5 acre land. What we are seeing here are mainly Moris Pineapple. That’s because Moris is well known for its sweetness and crunchiness. Mr. Yap also mentioned that in future they will consider the plant MD2. Apparently MD2 is known for its exceptional sweetness, golden yellow flesh, consistency in size and ripeness.

Other species like Josaphine, N36 (N36 and Josapine were locally developed for the local fresh fruit market), Nanas Batu, Nanas Sarawak, Yankee, Nanas Hijau and Moris Gajah.

by BMC Chemistry

Pineapple has a scientific name called Ananas and Malay name nanas.

Pineapples grow well in warm climates and it is one of the popular fruits all over the world because of its pleasant taste and smell. Moreover pineapple is a good source of Vitamin A and B and fairly rich in Vitamin C. It is also source Bromelain, a digestive enzyme, which helps to digest food by breaking down protein.

The plant has a short, stocky stem with tough, waxy leaves. Furthermore pineapple plants have a tiny root system and rely a lot on their leaves for water and nutrition.

Unfortunately we couldn’t get to see any pineapple fruits at the moment. Mr. Yap told that by another 2+ months, they should be expecting fruits. During the harvesting period, they could fetch up to 6000 pieces of pineapples.

But we still managed to see these gorgeous crown which will turn into pineapple fruit.

Next, we moved on to the corn plantation. Although most of the corns were harvested, but we could still spot some corn which are readily to be pluck.

Mr. Yap gave us the opportunity to pluck the corn by ourselves. It was a good experienced and the kids were so thrilled.

We also tasted the corn raw. It was so sweet and juicy.

It must be our lucky day, spotted a Lady Bug on the corn. Nowadays it is so rare to see lady bug.

Fresh corns that we’ve harvested! Can prepare corn soup already. hehe…

A Minangkabau House, an icon of Negeri Sembilan built next to the corn field. Apparently this wooden house is made of Chengal Wood.

This is the main attraction for Instagrammers or photo enthusiast. The ladder leading to sky. Hence its named “Sky Ladder”.

Pure pineapple juice are also available for sale. Each bottle are priced at RM6.50. Best to quench your thirst under the hot weather.

Next, we moved on to the mini Animal Petting Farm.

Kibbles for animal feeding are sold here for RM3 per pack.

We had fun feeding and get up close to these farm animals.

Mr. Yap also shared about his upcoming plans. He planned to organize educational tour especially to school children and also tourists.

Although the weather was quite hot. But this trip gave us a good experience and a memorable one!

 

 

School holidays will be coming soon in a week time. Many of us will be avoiding traveling overseas during this period of time. However you can still plan to travel local by road or to fill up this school break with some activities.

Put aside gadgets and television. Why not bring the urban kids to a farm?

Farms are educational playgrounds. By visiting a farm they can see where and how they get their foods. Furthermore, taking children to the farm gave them a better understanding on how plants are grown.

 

Sky Ladder Pineapple Farm

Operation Hours: Open daily 9am – 6pm

Phone: 017-617 3633

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Sky-Ladder-Pineapple-Farm-108462103924548/

 

 

 

 

Tea Break @Midorie x The Owls Cafe, MyTOWN Shopping Centre KL

I’ve missed out this post. I thought I should blog about this place because I felt there’s something nice to share about this cafe.

End of December 2019, we went shopping at MyTOWN Shopping Centre in KL.

We also visited IKEA Cheras, connected via MyTOWN Shopping Centre. We strolled around and goofed around too 😉

 

Then, when it comes to tea break I decided to try out Midorie x The Owls Cafe. This cafe was put in KIV list during my previous visit to the mall. Hence I decided to dine here this round.

Midorie x The Owls Cafe, is often crowded over the weekends. Thus I was put in waiting list to wait for a vacant table. Luckily the waiting time was quick. In less than 10 minutes, they called me.

The dining area is considered small compared to the other outlets.

*Photo by Midorie x The Owls Cafe

This cafe’s signature item has to be the WAFFLE. If you are a fan of waffle… I ensured that you will have tough choice. Whether you like it sweet or savory. I couldn’t decide. I wished there were more people to share with me so that I can order more. LOL. :-p

 

Although it was crowded, but food were served quite fast.

Milo Dinosaur – RM15

Milo never goes wrong with anything. The waffle has a nice texture and not overly sweet batter. Crispy outside and fluffy inside. Topped with dark chocolate ice cream, koko krunch, marshmallow, and milo powder.

Iced Latte – RM12

*photo by Midorie x The Owls Cafe

They even have kids menu! wow….

Junior Red Bolog (RM10) , Macaroni chicken bolognese, topped with torched cheese.

Macaroni was cooked al-dente, whilst evenly coated with chicken bolognese sauce. It was so flavorful and well-balanced.

Chicky Bites (RM8) Fried Chicken Nuggets and homemade chicken bites.

Crispy yet tender chicken bites and the nuggets that I was eating consists of real chicken meat. Unlike some fast food joint.

Besides that, I felt that portion of kids meals were quite generous too.

All in all, the waffle was just like how I wanted it to be, the thick kind. Therefore, when I have a chance I will definitely revisit to try more waffles 🙂

p/s: I saw people around me were all having different kind of dishes, and it looked yummy. :-p

Midorie x The Owls Cafe

Address: Lot G-048, Level Ground Floor, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, No.6, Jalan Cochrane, Seksyen 90, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 017-977 7518

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

 

 

 

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