After You Dessert Cafe @ Siam Square One, Bangkok

As long there’s a space in your tummy to fill, you can eat non-stop in Bangkok. So much food to try in Bangkok.

I often see friends who visited Bangkok, definitely dropped by this Dessert Cafe. It is well known for its Shibuya Toast.

After You dessert café first opened in 2007. Till today, there are about 30 outlets opened around Bangkok.

My last year’s trip to Bangkok, I didn’t get the chance to come here because I went to Hello Kitty cafe instead, my favorite Sanrio character. So, this year’s trip I told my friend to include this cafe into our itinerary.

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Little did I know, After You Dessert Cafe, Siam Square One is actually next to Hello Kitty Cafe. LOL LOL!! At the main entrance, one is on the left, and the other is on right. 😀

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As I entered the cafe, I could see almost all seats are filled. The atmosphere look alike in Korea. 🙂

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Over here, you gotto queue up at the counter to make orders. Kinda like self service. But they will bring the food over to your seating table.

Even though it looks crowded, but food was served not long after we placed our order.

I looked at tables around me, they would order either toast or kakigori (bingsoo) or both of them. All the desserts actually looked so mouth-watering and instragram worthy 😀

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Ice water is available for free.

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Extracted from the website, there are total 9 types of Shibuya Honey Toast here (1 is missing from the frame, Strawberry Cream Toast).

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I chose the Shibuya Honey Toast (195 baht), a rather classic one because I wished to taste the originality.

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Now I understand why people like their toast so much. Although the toast is thick, but it is not dry inside. Crisp outside but has a very smooth and moisture bread texture inside. Cut into blocks, every surface is spread with margarine. It was so nice eaten together with the vanilla ice cream.

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My friend also ordered the Chocolate Lave (175 baht).

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Dive in your fork and watch the chocolate flow. The chocolate filling was rich and smooth. However I felt the size is abit small lar. 😀

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Durian Crumbstick (95 baht) looking interesting. Therefore we ordered one to kill our curiosity. Shaped like a real durian pulp, but its actually an ice cream. Very smooth and rich durian flavor, for durian lovers.

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For drinks, I had Hot Cappuccino (115 baht) served with a piece of biscuit, while my friend had Iced Latte.

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Merchandises like T-shirt, Tote Bags and Stainless Steel Cup are sold here too.

I will definitely come for the Toast again if I visit Bangkok next round. There are so many nice cafes in Bangkok now. So, if you are a cafe hopper, do plan it well. 🙂

Oh ya, there’s also a small kiosk of After You Cafe at Don Mueang Airport. But it only serve cakes and kakigori.

After You Dessert Cafe
Ground Floor
SIAM SQUARE ONE
Tel no. 02 115 1949
Operation Hours:  12:00pm – midnight (everyday)

 

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Kiddo Science Seremban 2

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When talk about science, I will remember about the white lab coats, microscope and the famous scientist Albert Einstein and his equation E = mc2.

Well, Science is the study of the nature and behavior of natural things.

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Last weekend, I attended the opening day of Kiddo Science 12th outlet, also the newest outlet in Seremban 2. Kiddo Science is a learning centre having a Vision to empower children in the world to explore and discover Science through fun and hands-on experiments and a Mission to create a conducive environment for kids to explore, experiment and participate in self-discovery intelligence.

Kiddo Science has 12 centres throughout Malaysia.

Established in 2005, KIDDO SCIENCE aspires to promote science to children in a fun way. Kiddo Science “brings science to life” by allowing children to not only learn science but also feel it, making science discoveries an enjoyable adventure.

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In order to make science more enjoyable, thus Kiddo Science practices these methods.

Hands-on Experiments: Full laboratory equipment and apparatus for children to experiment every week.

Holistic Learning: Not just teaching from book; but make things interesting with labsheets, fun facts, life applications, and most importantly, EXPERIMENTS!

Bring Science Home: Lessons do not stop at centre; let your child continue to explore with the experimental products at home with you.

Science Projects: Every child loves to be involved in a big and fun project; at KIDDO SCIENCE, they were given the opportunity from time to time!

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During the opening day, Children as young as 4 years old till the age of 14 who signed up for the free trial class were given a tour and introduction towards science by the team of Certified STEM Teachers.

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The experiment of Van de Graff generator, an American physicist Robert Jemison Van de Graaff invented the Van de Graaff generator in 1931. A Van de Graaff generator is a device designed to create static electricity . When the Van de Graaff generator starts charging, it transfers the charge to the person who is touching it. Since the person’s hair follicles are getting charged to the same potential, they try to repel each other. This is why the hair actually stands up.

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During the trial lesson, children are divided into 3 classes according to their age range.

At Kiddo Science, the program levels are:-

Introductory Science (age 5~7 years old). Children as young as age 4 are welcome to join as long they could understand instructions.

  • presenting theories in fun and highly interactive ways.
  • developing their motor skills (coordination, precision,technique) which will improve their attention to detail.
  • nurturing their interest from a young age and thus cultivating inquisitiveness and open-mindedness.

Discovery Science (age 7~10 years old)

  • honing their ability to think scientifically when exploring new knowledge.
  • increasing their confidence through exposure to the critical aspects of science, such as chemical reactions and laboratory precautions.
  • introducing key scientific terminology and concepts in three languages: English, BM and Mandarin.

Experimental Science (age 10~12 years old)

  • providing them the proper training in laboratory equipment, apparatus and technique to improve their experimental skills.
  • giving them hands-on opportunities to “create” science they have learned.
  • preparing them to familiarize with secondary school syllabus, thus giving strong foundation before facing major exams.

To make things more interesting, every month they’ll be teaching different themes.

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Lead by the co-founder of Kiddo Science, Marcus Ooi, he did some experiments during the opening day. The most interesting one would be the demonstrations using ‘Dry Ice’. Judging from the children faces, he managed to introduce Science to make it more fun and interesting.

Unlike those days, Children these days are very smart. They love to explore and are curious in everything. You will never imagine how much questions they may ask in a day. Therefore an early exposure will provide early knowledge to the children in order to enhance their knowledge too.

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There will be another round of Trial Science on 29th July 2018. So, don’t forget to sign up for the one time trial and the good news is there will be 50% off registration fee if you sign up the program on 29th July 2018. Come and get the experience to be a little Scientist. 🙂

 

For further information, please visit or contact them at:-

Kiddo Science Seremban 2

Address : 326, 1st Floor, Jln S2 B8, Uptown Avenue, 70300 Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, N.S.

Contact Number : 016-421 0629

Brunch @PD Fung Hai Kopitiam

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Gloomy sky on Sunday. Hence, the weather was really nice to take a stroll at the beach. Took a drive to Port Dickson.

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We picked seashells, sat by the beach listening to the sea waves. We also spotted plenty of baby crabs.

However we couldn’t stay long, it starting to get hot as it approaching 11am.

We shall proceed to brunch. Recently found out about this kopitiam when someone shared it on social media. Otherwise I wouldn’t know what to eat during the day in Port Dickson, other than fast food.

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PD Fung Hai Kopitiam is a Hainanese Kopitiam located at Port Dickson town. Few doors away from Public Bank. I want to give it a try because I love Hainan Chicken Chop. 🙂

The kopitiam was crowded upon our arrival. Luckily managed to get a vacant table as the previous customer has settled and about to leave.

A lady came over to take our order. She informed us that, Hainan Chicken Chop require some waiting time. I saw some customers eating half way, some were still waiting for their food to arrive.

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Charcoal Grill Bread (Roti Bakar) came first to fill our tummy.

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Sandwiched in between was kaya spread and a slice of butter. It was nice and old-skool.

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I ordered a cuppa Milk Tea (Teh Susu) while the rest ordered Ice Lemon Tea. The Ice Lemon Tea was good.

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Mee Hailam came before the rest.

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We ordered 2 plates of Hainan Chicken Chop.

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Fried de-boned chicken thigh then drenched in brown onion gravy, fried potatoes, tomatoes and peas. Meat was juicy and tender. While the gravy tasted good as well. I felt it was worth the wait. We enjoyed eating this Hainan Chicken Chop. Moreover I like that they served it with lots of gravy! 😀

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Singapore Fried Mee Hoon may not look good in appearance. Furthermore it look lumpy. But has the ‘wok hei’ and tastiness is there.

 

Verdict : We waited quite sometime for the food to arrive. I think the kitchen could not manage big volume. Be prepare for the waiting time especially on weekends. However the food was good. Total bill came to RM47.

 

PD Fung Hai Kopitiam

Address: Jalan Pantai, Kampung Bahasa Kapor, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Operation Hours: Open daily (11am – 4pm) Closed on Thursdays
*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*Cash term*

Scarborough Fish and Chips @Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi

Before this, I read many positive reviews about Scarborough Fish and Chips at Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi. Many claimed that their Fish & Chips is very nice.

Therefore during my recent trip to Langkawi, I pay a visit here for some light snacks. Tanjung Rhu is at another end of Langkawi island. Hence driving from Kuah to Scarborough Fish and Chips restaurant, it may take about 30 minutes drive.

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This restaurant is quite secluded, road was rather empty and quiet. With few units of chalets along the road. Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is located 1.2km away from this restaurant.
Scarborough Fish and Chips restaurant is the blue color house. But you may miss it if you didn’t aware of its signage.

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Apart from the fish & chips, the restaurant is located along the beach (Andaman Sea) which is a bonus point.

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Apparently Fish & Chips is the specialty here. Made to order with not only one type of fish. But varies from Dory to Salmon which allows diners to choose according to their budget.

On menu, apart from fish there are also choice of meat, pizza and snacks. Not forgetting they also serve an affordable breakfast set from RM10 onward.

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I ordered the Deep Fried Snow Fish – RM30.

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2 slabs of fish battered with tempura flour was served hot. Flavors was good and its fresh. As you can see it is served with home made chips and some mixed salad as sides.

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I also ordered some Chicken Nuggets (RM12) for the kids. The chicken nuggets are not the processed meat that we got from fast food restaurant. But its made of real chicken meat. It was crispy and tender. The kids love it.

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The beach here is definitely less touristy compared to Pantai Cenang. Seawater was translucent clear that I could see tiny fishes swimming ashore.

Such a relaxing view. Serene and breathtaking, even the dog is enjoying his relaxing life.

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Love this selfie shot I took with the dog. Feel so lovely. A very friendly dog I met. Probably owned by the restaurant owner. 🙂

Scarborough Fish and Chips Restaurant

Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 21:00 Location: Lot 1388, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
Tel: +604 959 4667

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Hotel Review: Royal Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel

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Early this year, we went for a family trip within Malaysia via flight. It was Jet’s second time boarding on plane since he was 2 years old. But during that time he barely know much. Now he’s more bigger and chatty, he enjoyed the ride and know what’s going on.

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As we arrived Langkawi Airport, Jet said, “Mummy, lets look at the map”. 😀

At the airport arrival hall, there is a row of counters offering car rental and travel packages within the island. If you want to save some hassle, you can pre-book before you arrive. For my 3days 2 nights trip, I rented a car from this company. I was given a rate of RM140 (during non-peak season). Meaning its RM70/night. Very good price! However the price may vary during school break or festive holidays. I got a Proton Saga FLX (Auto). I wouldn’t say the car condition was tip top but still acceptable.

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Seems like hotels at Pantai Cenang are more expensive. Therefore I changed my mind to book a hotel at Kuah. I got to know about this hotel from my friend who was coincidentally traveling to Langkawi a day later than me. Driving distance from airport to Royal Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel is about 14km (approx. 30 minutes). From Pantai Cenang to Kuah will only need 14.2km. Since we got a car to move about, so I thought staying in Kuah wouldn’t be a problem.

 

Car Park is available at this premise. But quite limited. Otherwise full, you can opt to park at the opposite car park lot at RM5/entry. It is waiveable for hotel guest.

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“Initially it was known as Langkawi Yacht Club. In 1999, the royal patron of the club Sultan of Kedah state conferred the ‘Royal’ title to the club. Over the years, the club has grown in its stature and become one of the top favorites to the yachters from all over the world.”

At year 2015, the club undergone a major renovation. Level-1 there will be a lobby and a reception area. There are total 32 boutique rooms. So, I can say that our room is pretty new. 🙂

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Hill View Family Room.

We booked the room for RM622 for 2 nights inclusive of breakfast via Expedia. The 31 m² area room with 2 Queen size bed.

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There’s also sufficient space for luggage.

Other amenities are kettle, instant coffee, bedroom slippers, complimentary drinking water in bottle, television, free wifi, refrigerator, in room safe box.

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The Family Room does not have seaview but only nature view. We could see monkeys climbing the trees ……………

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also spotted the Macho Eagle flying around here. Not one but a few of them.

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The bathroom isn’t big. Only standing shower.

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Bathroom Amenities.

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The Swimming Pool is divided to children pool and adult pool. The swimming pool is onlooking the sea and yachts. What a breathtaking view!

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The AL-fresco breakfast area.

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The breakfast served was quite simple and not too much varieties unlike some hotels that serve like a feast. But it has the common ones like egg, toast, sausage/bacon, baked beans, hash brown, cereal, yogurt, nasi lemak, juice, milk and coffee.

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I like that they served Nasi Lemak Bungkus (nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf). It was very delicious too.

If you are lazy to drive out for dinner, you can also dine at Charlie’s Bar & Grill. A restaurant serving Western and also Asian food.

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Dataran Lang/Eagle Square, one of Langkawi’s best known manmade attractions, a large sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight. This 12 metre-tall statue is one of the island’s most recognizable monuments.

“The reddish-brown eagle at Dataran Lang was built as an emblem of the island. According to folklore Langkawi’s name came from two Malay words – ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kawi’ (reddish brown): hence lang-kawi. “

It is just situated 690m away from the hotel.

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I enjoyed taking photos of this hotel view, be it during the day or during the sunset. Really love this breathtaking panoramic view. I do not have any complains about this hotel. All of us enjoyed our stay here.

Apart from this, Langkawi is a duty free state. You can buy lots of chocolates and liquor at really good price here. But for liquor there’s a restriction of 1 liter per person in case you are bringing it home.

4 Best Duty Free Outlets are:-

  1. The Zon Shopping Paradise (at Pantai Cenang)
  2. Coco Valley Langkawi ((at Pantai Cenang)
  3. Langkawi Saga Shopping Centre (at Kuah)
  4. Teow Soon Huat Duty-Free Shopping (at Kuah)

 

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We enjoyed traveling together now. Just that traveling with a little one, mummy has to be like a hawk, more alert to guard them. Now, Jet kept telling me to go Langkawi. Looks like he really love this place. I also like Langkawi. This is my 4th time in Langkawi. Its not just an island mainly for snorkeling or swimming. But there’s more to explore.

 

Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel
Jalan Dato’ Syed Omar,
07000 Kuah, Langkawi,
Kedah, Malaysia

Tel: +6049664078 

Email: reservations@langkawiyachtclub.com

Website: http://langkawiyachtclubhotel.com/

Makan Makan @Ipoh 2017

End of last year I made a short trip to Ipoh for a short gateway.

People said Ipoh has many nice food. Although I spend a day at the theme park, but I try my best to cover as much as I could. In this post, I will share what I had, be it nice or not so nice. 🙂

As soon as I reached Ipoh at around 4pm, our first stop was Ipoh Hor Fun in town.

1) Restoran Thean Chun

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Restoran Thean Chun is an old shop located at Ipoh Old Town.

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It was crowded during weekend. May be because it is a well known place among tourists.

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I noticed that most of the workers here are quite elderly. They are in charge of the drinks.

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The one thing that everyone said must try, is the Caramel Egg Custard. I would say its very smooth and nice. But abit tad sweet if you are not into sweet stuffs.

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Do not miss a chance to have Ipoh Coffee when you are in Ipoh. The iced coffee is rich.

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We also ordered 2 bowls of Kai Si Hor Fun, Steamed Chicken and Ipoh Bean Sprout. Total price was about RM37.

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Plate of plump and crunchy bean sprout.

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A bowl of Kai Si Hor Fun (flat rice noodle with shredded chicken and prawn. The hor fun was smooth, prawn was fresh while the broth was quite flavorful but not that rich. I felt it was okay, but mom claimed it just average. Its all depends on individual’s palate.

The good thing about Thean Chun is that, it not only serves one food, but it has quite a variation. E.g: Curry noodle, Pork Satay, Popiah. Moreover opposite the restaurant is the tourist spot, The Concubine Lane.

Restoran Thean Chun

Address: 73, Jalan Bandar Timah, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Operation Hours: (Open daily) 9.30am – 4pm,
9.30am-12am(Sundays)
Phone: 05-255 3076

2) Tong Sui Kai

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Just as the sky gets dark, this street became alive. With long stretch of food stalls on both ways. It is named Tong Sui Kai in cantonese. Literally translated as Dessert Street. Not only serving desserts but wide choice of hawker /street food. If your stomach has big space, then you got the chance to try more food.

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We were there at about 7.30pm. Crowd start to build up later at 8pm onward.

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Each stall has its own number. Same goes to the dining tables. Please remember your seating table number. You will need to inform the food seller for them to bring over your food.

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Assorted Siew Mai & Fishball.

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Braised Duck Feet. You can skip this. Because it wasn’t that nice. Meat was tough.

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Char Kuey Teow was quite nice. But can’t remember which stall. As we seated, the Char Kuey Teow lady came over to approach us. LOL!

We ordered Kerang Rebus, Keropok with Rojak Sauce and Sotong Kangkung from stall No.28 which I felt quite nice. Then we ordered drinks and Longan tongsui from stall No.27. I didn’t order any shaved ice dessert because nobody wants to share with me 😦

Tong Sui Kai

Address: Jln Sultan Ekram, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak.
Operation Hours: 6pm – 2am (Open daily)

3) Nam Heong Ipoh Soho

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Just before we depart to Lost World of Tambun, we decided to have our breakfast at Nam Heong Ipoh. We thought to give a try at Nam Heong Soho instead of Nam Heong at Ipoh old town.

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No doubt the place is cosy, air-conditioned and spacious.

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Self ordering basis via iPad.

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Drinks are not bad especially coffee.

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Wantan Mee – RM9.90

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Dry Curry Noodle – RM9.90

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Wat Dan Hor – RM10.90

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Egg on Toast – RM4.90. Egg on toast is a popular thing in Ipoh.

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Egg Tarts (6pcs) – RM12.50

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The food prices here are on the higher side. However I felt that the food are just average.

On recent news, Nam Heong Ipoh Soho has brought in 6 robot waitress to serve the diners here. It definitely draw more crowd over the curiosity.

Nam Heong Ipoh Soho

Address: Block B,2-15, Ipoh Soho, Shah,, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hours: 8am-6pm (Monday-Friday) 8am-10pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Phone: 05-246 0521

4) Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum

This dim sum restaurant is just a short walking distance from the hotel we stayed. We decided to give a try to Ming Court instead of the popular Foh San which is just opposite to each other. Both are equally crowded.

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Ming Court dim sum is pretty ol-skool, from environment to dim sum. I got the feeling that I’m dining in Hong Kong with Cantonese speaking servers, sharing table and crowd.

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Servers will fill the tray with dim sums and approach the diners from table to table. You can see the real item and pick your choice of dim sum. Be it deep fried, steam or dessert as well.

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The dim sum prices aren’t expensive. Moreover the dim sum tasted good too.

Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum

Address: 36, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Operating hours: 6am – 12.30pm (Closed on Thursdays)
Phone: 05-255 7134

5) Dai Shu Geok (Big Tree Foot)

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When you mentioned about Dai Shu Geok, many people would be referring to the Yong Tau Fu. It is actually a food court with Big Tree next to it.

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Spotted the busy kitchen with constantly frying the stuffed items (vegetables/beancurd).

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Everything looks so nice and tempting. Pick your own stuffed items then fill the basket which later pass to the person in charge either to take away(dapao) or dine there. You can also add on noodles on top of these yong tau fu.

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It surprises me when the total bill came cheaper than I expected to be. If I’m not mistaken, the yong tau fu here is priced at RM0.80/piece. In Seremban, a piece of Yong Tau Fu could easily price at RM1 – RM1.30.

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If you are having Yong Tau Fu here, do not forget to order their Assam Laksa too.. Which cost only RM3.50/bowl. The above photo was bowls of assam laksa with condiments before adding the broth. The broth was rich in flavors!

Dai Shu Geok (Big Tree Foot)

Address: Jalan King, Off Jalan Pasir Pinji, 31650, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 31650 Ipoh
Operating hour: 8.30am – 5.30pm (Open daily)
Phone: 012-524 5408

6) Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

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Salted Chicken (Salt Baked Chicken) is a famous dish in Ipoh. At Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken, the salted chicken is readily packed so that it is convenient for buyer to bring it home or as a souvenir. In Ipoh, there are many many seller with different names. I have tasted several salted chicken, some were either too salty or the meat was tough. Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken is not too salty with hint of Chinese herbs and the chicken meat is tender too.

Price : RM21 (whole chicken)

Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

Address: Ayam Garam Aun Kheng Lim, 24, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hours: 9am – 7pm (Open daily)
Phone: 05-254 2998

7) Guan Heong Biscuit Shop

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Before we leave Ipoh, we decided to drop by Guan Heong Biscuit Shop to purchase some local biscuits to bring it home as souvenir and sendiri makan.
“Guan Heong” is the FIRST BISCUIT SHOP in IPOH town with 100 years of heritage (since 1918) and is famous for its Meat Floss Biscuit, Hawaiian Biscuit and Salted Bean Biscuit.

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A small shop that is packed with varieties of biscuits.

I did blogged about their signature meat floss biscuit, sometime ago. You can read it HERE.

Guan Heong Biscuit Shop

Address: Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Operating hours: 9am – 7pm (Monday-Saturday) 9am-6pm (Sundays)
Phone: 05-241 2399

8) Pun Chun Restaurant

People usually made a pit stop at Bidor before or after visiting Ipoh. Approximately an hour drive, to try the famous duck noodle here at Bidor. Hence this restaurant can be quite crowded during peak season. i.e: long holidays/long weekends.

At Pun Chun Restaurant, they not only serve Duck Noodle, but there are also wantan mee, chicken rice and local biscuits are available too.

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We ordered the soup version as well the dry version (kon lou). RM8 per serving.

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For dry version, it will serve with a plate of springy egg noodle in dark soy sauce plus a separate serving of piping hot bowl of herbal duck soup. If you want to have a good taste of the duck soup itself, please avoid ordering the soup version. It taste rather bland. Kinda sad too that the flavors wasn’t as good as I had it 6 years back.

Oh ya, the Iced Coffee is definitely worth ordering.

Pun Chun Restaurant

Address: 38-40, Jalan Besar, 35500 Bidor, Negeri Perak
Operating hours: 6am – 9pm (Open daily)
Phone: 05-434 1554
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

If you have your favorite makan place in Ipoh, why not share it with me and readers here. Thanking you in advanced. 🙂

Jalan Jalan Japan 3rd Store @Centerpoint Seremban

Ever wonder how to get rid of stuffs when your house has space constraint?

Ever wonder that your unwanted stuffs may be useful to people who could not afford or not willing to spend at retail price?

Inspired by the Japanese,it started off with “Recycle Trend” during the 90’s in Japan. It was first created by Bookoff Corporation. Thereafter Bookoff Corporation has expand to more than 800 outlets in Japan and overseas.

Japan is a rich nation where people are able to earn high income but lack of personal storage. Hence it is necessary for them to sell fairly new stuff at ‘Preloved’ store.

Preloved is defined as previously owned or used. This concept will create a better environment and less wastage too.

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Mr. Daichi Shuzui is the Director of BOK Marketing.

In Malaysia, it is known as Jalan Jalan Japan store. A store selling preloved goods from Bookoff Corporation Japan. I was told that, goods are arriving at the rate of five to six containers a month.

Jalan Jalan Japan first landed at One City Sky Park, USJ on November 2016. Second store at 1 Shamelin Mall, September 2017 and on year 2018 the Seremban folks is expected to see them at Centerpoint Seremban. Feeling anticipated?

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Located at this newly refurbished mall is where we gonna find Jalan Jalan Japan store, Seremban.

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Welcoming people from all ages to join this shopping spree.

When it comes to shopping, everyone got excited and energized. 😀

With all these Japan goods, it eventually made you feel as though you are shopping in Japan.

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Lets begin with stationary section which is on the left hand side as you enter the store.

Well, you need some patience here to do a lil of hunting. Treasure can be off your sight. Some items are in really good condition , almost like new.

Jalan Jalan Japan

Stamp Set (Pokemon/Hello Kitty) – RM3

Tokyo Disney Enamel Pin – RM3 for 5 pieces.

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The above purse, pointed by Jet are only RM1. What a steal. Price start from RM1 onward. Really a good bargain.

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Small Bags; i.e Makeup Pouch.

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Fabric, i.e: handkerchief.

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Home Deco.

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Children Tableware. Plates, Bowls, Cups and many more. Of Disney and Sanrio characters.

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We found this Car Serving Plate which cost only RM6 for 2. Grabbed it without any hesitation. LOL!

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More plates, pots and pans. Mom grabbed the Rilakkuma Porcelain plate for RM3 each. Also a set of 4 pcs Winnie The Pooh Ramekin Souffle Cups for RM12.

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Look, I found this adorable Alien Pillow from the character of Toy Story.

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Raincoat is also available too.

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Children party dresses, Children Winter coats are available at only RM15 per piece. If only wearing for once, why not considering a preloved piece?

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Clothing are price at RM5 onward.

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All clothing item undergoes a hot steaming process, cleaning them, and clothes emerge odorless and are ironed and prepared for shipment to the stores.

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We also noticed that the clothing are well categorized according to sizes.

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Baby items are not left out too. As a mother, I understand that baby items can be really expensive. Hence, getting preloved items may save alot. Not forgetting that its all from Japan. They got variation of strollers.

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Baby Booster Seats.

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Baby Carrier or Babywear.

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Baby Car Seat

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Baby Play Gym

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Children Tricycle.

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Selection of Children Shoes. I’ve always wanting to buy a pair of rain boot for Jet. But its very rare to get one in Malaysia. Here, there are a variety of it. But the sizes and designs are limited.

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From boot to slipper. Slipper was self pick by Jet himself. He claimed its very nice. LOL!

Slipper – RM3

Boot – RM5 (RM10 for bigger size)

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Women and Men shoes

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Kimono at price of RM20

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Children costume. The above Police set which comes with a pair of long pant cost only RM15.

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Children Luggage

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Children Bags

Also available plenty of women’s bag including some branded handbags.

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Surprisingly small furniture are also available here.

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There’s a section for Golf Equipment,

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Racquets,

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Inflatable Children Pool, Surfboards and many more….

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Gym Equipment. Other than outdoor equipment, musical instruments are also spotted here.

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This section will be the favorite section for the kids and some adults. Toys, Board Games and collectible toys; i.e: Manga Anime, Ultraman.

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Bought the Sylvanian Families House with Light for just RM70.

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Soft toys are also available at the toys section.

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The friendly cashier gave me a wide smile as I approach to pay my items. 😀

I can spend hours here to check out the items.

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Total spending for 3 big shopping bags was RM157.

So, did you spot anything you like here? See you soon during the official opening date on 2nd June 2018.  Be there early to pick your favorite item and if you are the lucky one, you can go home with some cash prizes during this opening day!

Here’s the overview of the store.

 

At Jalan Jalan Japan, we sees #quality #variety and sememangnya #hargagiler 😀

Jalan Jalan Japan

3rd Floor, Centerpoint Seremban, Jalan Dato Siamang Gagap, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Operation Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/JalanJalanJapan.Malaysia

 

Doraemon @New Chitose Airport Terminal

“Doraemon (Japanese: ドラえもん) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio. The series has also been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise. The story revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a pre-teen boy named Nobita Nobi. “

Doraemon fans would love this New Chitose Airport Terminal at Hokkaido. You can spend hours taking photos with your favorite icon, dine in the cafe, attending workshops, game arcade, and shop till you drop.

This New Chitose Airport Terminal is like a shopping mall. Many food stores, souvenirs shops and gifts stores. However I would not touch much on that, but I am going to focus only on Doraemon. 🙂

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First of all, you will be greeted by Doraemon upon arriving the airport. After getting the clearance from custom, luggage section, you will see him.

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Entering the ‘Smile Road’ is where we locate Doraemon Waku Waku Sky Park. It is located at 3rd Floor.

At Waku Waku Sky park, it is separated into Park Zone, Kid Zone, Library, Workshop, Cafe, Gift Shop and Amusement Zone.

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Eventually this was our first stop! LOL! We were like grown up kids. I got fascinated with Japan’s vending machines.

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There were 3 different colors. Blue, Yellow and Red.

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I got both in Blue color. 😀 😀 While my friend Ashley successfully collected all 3 colors especially for her niece.

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Park Zone requires an admission fee of 800yen (Adults) 500yen (Age 13-18) 400 yen (Age 3-12) while children below age 3 is free of charge. At Park Zone, both children and adults are greeted by “secret gadgets”, themed attractions and large Doraemon.

I didn’t pay a visit here, therefore I am not sure whether is it interesting.

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Well, if you want to bring home some DIY crafts, do drop by the Workshop station. (i.e: paint Doraemon clay figurine)

The Library is adjacent to the Workshop. You can have some good read on Doraemon comics and books while waiting for your children to complete their workshop.

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Kids Zone. A spacious play room for children. And the main attraction has to be the Dorayaki slide!

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Amusement Zone. A game corner with lots of Doraemon related prizes. Lapel badges and keychains with photo are also available here.

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*are you skillful? 🙂

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Getting hungry after much workout? Don’t worry. There’s a Cafe here to serve you. Spacious dining area serving food, dessert and drinks to fill your stomach.

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The excitement will not end without visiting the Gift Shop! An official Doraemon merchandise store. Well, prices are cheap though. 😀

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Besides that, we also enjoyed the “Stamp Rally”. Feel like a treasure hunt. Complete all stamps at different floors (within New Chitose Airport) then you can claim a free gift. Choose from option A to J.

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It was really fun exploring this airport. So, are you a fan of Doraemon? Hello Kitty fans, don’t feel sad ya…because now they also have Hello Kitty Happy Flight le…  Too bad it was not ready during our trip. Else we will definitely go gaga!

With all these shops and cartoon characters, you could easily spend at least half a day in the airport. 🙂

 

Note : Travel date was on year 2016

 

Operation Hours : 10am – 6pm

Website: www.new-chitose-airport.jp/en/doraemon/

{REVIEW} PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心

Most women will go through a confinement period after giving birth. Hence confinement refers to a system for recovery following childbirth. The confinement period may vary individually but a common length is usually 28 days to 100 days. During this period of time, mothers are required to rest as much as possible. Proper rest and stress free environment makes a lot of difference.

New parents are often excited upon the arrival of their newborn. Thus, they are also stressed up because expectation is always different from reality.

Those days, we only have our mother or mother in law to take role as a confinement lady. Then we have some hired professional confinement lady to stay in. However in this era, confinement centers are so well established that some mothers would prefer to choose completing their confinement period in a center which they felt like as though they are spending vacation in a hotel. A place where you don’t need to worry about your meal, your laundry, your baby’s soiled diaper or to bath a newborn. Many new parents are still unfamiliar with these.

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A huge Bungalow unit located at Taman Permai Seremban. There are total 9 bedrooms.

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I am glad to know that PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心 is not just an ordinary confinement center for mothers to rest. But it is also known as breastfeeding home where the nurses and doctors here are fully supportive in breastfeeding. They will support and guide via action instead of verbal talking. Breastfeeding is not something new today, but there are still lack of information and support especially in Seremban. Being a breastfeeding mother myself, I understand the struggle and also the benefits of breastfeeding. (Keyword; ‘Do not give up’).

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The founder, Dr. Choong Syih Ying is a passionate and also a friendly person. A very humble person I would say. Not just a founder of the center, but she’s also a doctor herself. She has 3 years of working experiences in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Labour room ; 4 years experiences in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

New mom often feel that she’s a failure when she couldn’t handle her newborn. Dr. Choong will also provide counseling. Hence mothers and babies will put under good care of her. Dr. Choong will know what’s best for them.

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Dr.Choong also explained the difference of using diaper and cloth diaper. PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home uses only cloth diaper. It is more environmental friendly and also reduce the risk of getting nappy rash. Besides that, baby’s clothing are also provided here.

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In case the mother need some peace time, here’s the baby room. It is put under a closed circuit observation.
Besides that, they also provide in house jaundice checking using latest technology without blood withdrawing (transcutaneous) and phototherapy (if necessary) for babies.

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There are total 7 certified nurses here.

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I especially like this grand stairway. 🙂

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The spacious and bright dining area onlooking the green garden. An area where mummies can have their delicious yet healthy food here.

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A set of lunch meal complete with all the nutrition.  Besides that, daily tonic soup using Sulfur free Chinese herbs specially customized by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Master and prepared according to mummies body needs. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served daily. Not forgetting tea break in between main meals. Dr. Choong also ensured that there’s no repetition in dish throughout the whole confinement period here. (Unless there’s any request from mummy here)

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With a special focus on eating foods considered to be nourishing for the body and help with the production of breastmilk, Dr. Choong also stressed on the food quality. Ingredients used here are kampung chicken, bentong ginger, organic vegetables, oat noodle, homemade rice wine, homegrown lemon grass, sulfur-free Chinese herbs, Anxin Pork. No salt was added to the dishes, yet the dishes are filled with natural flavors.

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Superior Room

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Premium Room (with sharing bathroom)

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Private Suite (with individual bathroom)

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I was told that the baby changing table and baby crib was custom made to a height that suit mothers with caesarean. Baby crib look old-skool, but the pros are it has better ventilation and mother laying on bed could monitor her baby movement from all angles.

With current package promotion, package price start from RM7888 to RM9888. An additional free traditional post natal massage & face lymphatic facial for the RM9888 package.

Rooms here are non-sharing. At PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home, stay in husband/baby’s father is most encouraging. Dr. Choong believes that a husband should stay in together to create a good family bonding and give the best moral support to their wife.

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A bonus point here is; not just a confinement home, PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home also provide parenting guidance to new parent before the arrival of the newborn, during confinement period and even after confinement period.

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The team members behind PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心.

If you are interested on this place, do not hesitate to give them a call and pay a visit yourself. 🙂

PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心

Address: 503, Lorong Kurau 9/1, Taman Permai, Seremban.

Contact No. : 018-967 4132

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/postnataLee/

 

 

Ben’s General Food Store @The Gardens Mall KL

I read about list of kids friendly cafe or food joints in KL. I so wanted to bring my son to one of those. Especially with indoor playground. I’m sure he’ll have fun.

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Ben’s General Food Store at The Gardens Mall KL came in the list. Managed by The BIG Group, located at a reputable mall in KL.

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When I was at this mall, I decided to check out this restaurant. Ben’s General Food Store is located at second floor towards Robinsons.

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I was there with my family for lunch. The restaurant was already half occupied.

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Their menu was very simple with just wordings and no photos attached. Kids meal are also available on the menu. We placed our order soon after browsing through the menu.

My mom was sitting comfortably here while I went around checking out this place and accompany my son to their playground or play area.

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This restaurant is quite spacious and also stroller friendly.

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The different types of dining tables available here. You will have more options when its not crowded. The above photo is nearer to the play area.

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I preferred to supervise my kid although its an indoor playground. In case he play rough, I can correct him on the spot.

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somebody has left his/her coloring sheet behind.

 

Okay, time to get seated. I think the food is ready.

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ABC Chicken Soup – RM6 (kid portion), for my son.

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Hainanese Chicken Rice – RM30

Served with poached chicken breast, ginger sauce and a bowl of steamed rice. Rice was quite fluffy, portion was generous too. I don’t really fancy chicken breast unless you are a fan of chicken breast. 🙂

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Nasi Ulam with Ayam Percik – RM33 (sorry for the blurry photo)

A Malaysian delicacy rice dish served with a piece of ayam percik, salted egg, ulam (raw vegetables), keropok ikan and budu as condiments. My mom claimed that this nasi ulam was yummy.

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Traditional Carbonara – RM35

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I am a fan of Carbonara. Hence this serving was all for me. This al-dente spaghetti was cooked with cream sauce, then topped with crispy chicken bits, Parmesan cheese and a poached egg.

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Cakes on shelf. Types of cakes available on their menu are; Red Velvet Cake, Coconut Cake, Banoffee Cake, Lemon Meringue Cake, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake, Black Forest Cake, Salted Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake, Apple Crumble Tart. Price varies from RM15-18.

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Food prices are above average. But I would say its a nice family store or a place that I can catch up with my ‘aunty’ friends while kids can have fun too 😀

Ben’s General Food Store

S-212, Level 2 The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: +603-2280 0197


*solely based on writer's own opinion*