Breakfast @Wong Fook Kopitiam•旺福咖啡店, Seremban

My late grandfather loves Butter Coffee very much. Instead of adding the traditional creamer or condensed milk into the cup of hot black coffee, he added a slice of butter. I can’t brain how good it was when I was just a teenage girl then.

Lately, I got to know about this new kopitiam in Seremban old town after my friend shared about his meal there. Apparently their signature coffee is ‘butter coffee’. Without much hesitation, I paid a visit there for breakfast together with my mom.

Located along the busy road of Jalan Dato Bandar Tunggal, opposite HSBC Bank.

From front till the back of premise, there were total around 20 tables. Quite ample of seats.

A one page menu showing list of food and beverages available here.

Signature Butter Coffee

A slice of butter was added to this cup of hot coffee. Stir the aromatic coffee when its hot and drink it while its still hot. The butter naturally gives a smooth finish and creamy mouthfeel to the coffee. This drink definitely reminds me of my late grandfather.

Apart from the coffee, I also tried the Ham Egg Toast. However I don’t quite like to overdone egg yolk. Perhaps I shall request for well done yolk. 😀

Whilst a stall here selling Yong Tau Foo, Chee Cheong Fun, Nasi Lemak and Fried Bihun.

Yong Tau Foo – RM1.50 per piece

Fishball – RM1.30 per piece

Chee Cheong Fun – RM1.00 per piece

I was eyeing on this plate of Nasi Lemak with Minced Pork for RM5. Instead of pairing with fried chicken, minced pork as condiment works well too. It is very rare to see such combination.

Besides the nasi lemak, the chee cheong fun with curry gravy was quite good. Chee Cheong Fun has smooth texture, while the curry gravy was tasty. We mixed sweet sauce and curry gravy, mom said its tastier and balanced flavor this way. Meanwhile, the yong tau fu filling has mixture of fish & pork paste.

Apart from the above, steamed pao and some traditional steamed dim sum are available here too. Dim Sum selections were quite limited.

Some instagramable spots at Wong Fook Kopitiam.

Instead of modern cafes, its nice to see an old shop turned into a vintage kopitiam, drawing people of all ages.

For your info, I parked my car along Jalan Dato Lee Fong Yee and walked over. (Distance around 100m)

 

Wong Fook Kopitiam•旺福咖啡店

118, Jalan Dato Bandar Tunggal, Bandar Seremban, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Business Hour:-

Thursday 7:30am–3pm
Friday 7:30am–3pm
Saturday 8am–2pm
Sunday 8am–2pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 7:30am–3pm
Wednesday 7:30am–3pm

Phone: 011-2643 8831

 

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*Cash term*

			

3D2N Staycation @Hilton Garden Inn Puchong

During the mid-year school holidays, we planned for a short 3D2N staycation at Hilton Garden Inn Puchong. I knew about this hotel through a blogger friend of mine. Apparently it is a new hotel commenced from October 2018 located at Puchong Perdana.

It wasn’t difficult to locate this hotel with the help of Waze 🙂

Ample of car park for guests and its free.

 

*photo by Hilton*

*photo by Hilton*

Hilton Garden Inn was attached to a mall named M Square Mall owned by Parkson. Somehow it couldn’t made it and has closed down this year. 😦

At the Hotel Lobby for check-in, the process was alright.

The new hotel comprises 255 well-furnished guest rooms and suites of different sizes with an option of either a city or lake view.

24-hour Pavillion Pantry convenience mart, located at Level 6 same level as the Hotel Lobby.

Outdoor salt water swimming pool with heated jacuzzi.

(Adult pool, Kids pool & Jacuzzi)

I would suggest you to join Hilton Honors, a loyalty program to enjoy more benefits like, better room rate, earn points from every stay under hotels managed by Hilton group. Its very simple and free of charge by just signing up via https://www.hilton.com/en/hilton-honors/

Accumulated points will be rewarded with hotel stay.

I booked the King Deluxe Room at a good rate of RM2XX inclusive of breakfast. It was really a good deal. Do check it out yourself.

Room size, 36 sq.m./388 sq.ft with comfortable mattress and pillows.

View from our room.

55-inch HDTV in bedroom and spacious desk with ergonomic chair! Complimentary Wifi in the room too. Hence it is quite suitable for family or business travelers.

Mini Fridge is also available in the room.

Little pantry that comes with kettle, bottled water, sachet tea and coffee.

Safe box, iron, ironing board are found in the wardrobe.

Bathroom with Separate Bathtub

Hands up if you too like big mirrors with good lighting! 😀

Bathroom toiletries.

I read from their website that the hotel provides “Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries”. But not sure why we only got the above. May be ran out of stock. Hmmm……

Since it was raining the noon we check-in, so Jet settled with Bath Tub first la.

We settled our dinner here at The Garden Grille restaurant during the first night.

The Garden Grille; al-fresco dining or indoor dining located at level 6 same floor as lobby. Offering both Asian & Western food.

If you want to opt for room dining, it is available from 7pm to 10pm.

But since we were the hotel guest, we were given 20% discount off bill.

Pizza

Thin and crispy crust pizza just like how we liked it this way.

Nasi Goreng Kampung

Seafood Tom Yam

The 1 page ala-carte food menu is quite simple. These few dishes we had were quite good. I would say the portion was generous for the price.

We had a good sleep , recharged and ready for the buffet breakfast! 🙂

Breakfast was at Garden Grille. As we enter the dining room, on the left hand side was the cold section. Of fruits, salad, ham, cheese, yogurt and fruit juice.

Selections of fruit juice.

Food were placed in these sexy red cast iron cookware.

F&B Manager (in dark blue coat) was quite friendly and attentive towards the guests.

Cereal and Bread corner

Porridge & condiments

Make your own Waffle here.

 

I like peanut butter + chocolate spread 🙂

The breakfast here was just average. Food varieties wasn’t that much. But I must compliment their croissant. It was so good! Crisp and buttery pastry.

 

After the breakfast, I took a drive to Sunway Pyramid which was about 10km away.

Vacation will not be complete without spending time at the swimming pool.

Jet had fun playing at the pool.

*Playdoh time & Snack time.

Staycation means no house chores! HAHA! 😀

We literally just laze around,  to relax our mind and body. You may think that I am silly. But I think its workable.

We really enjoyed our stay here at Hilton Garden Inn Puchong.

Other facilities available here are gym room, meeting room and laundry.

Make your reservation at their website:-

https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/

Hilton Garden Inn Puchong

Address: Jalan DM2, Desa Millennia, 47150 Puchong, Selangor

Phone: 03-8084 1299

 

If you are fan of Chinese Dim Sum, there are quite varieties of them at Puchong. I drove to Foo Hing Dim Sum House , about 4km away (open daily from 7am to 3pm) at Bandar Puteri Puchong.

Address: 1st Flr, No. 31, 33, 35-G, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Phone: 03-8060 0546

As we arrived around 1pm, the restaurant was quite crowded. But we were given a number and waited for the staff to call out our number. Although it was crowded, but the waiting time was around 15 minutes.

We seated at the air-conditioned room. You will see staff carrying tray filled with dim sum be it steam or fried. Just raise your hand they will come over to you. Besides that, you can also order certain dim sum from the menu.

 

At Foo Hing Dim Sum House, the Portuguese Egg Tart is a MUST order. It was very nice and freshly baked. Crispy layered crust with smooth egg custard filling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Hours Tour in Penang with KLOOK

If you are a local Malaysian, you can either drive or take a public transport to Penang.

But what if you are taking a public transport like bus or airplane to Penang? How are you going to move around the island?

You can either rent a car with or without a driver, a bus or uses the e-hailing service.

When I traveled with my family to Penang earlier this year, I decided to book a private chartered car by KLOOK. I booked an 8 hours tour, so that we can travel in a group without hassle. This private service has all the bases covered including fuel costs and highway tolls.

In this case, you can either plan your itinerary or get suggestions from the professional driver. The driver contacted me a day before the travel date to know about my travel plans. Therefore we could plan our journey smoothly.

 

Driver was very punctual with the given time. We planned to start our journey at 10am. Driver arrived at 9.45am with Toyota Hiace which could easily fit up to 10 person. Other than that, the vehicle was clean and comfortable.

1) Kek Lok Si Temple

We decided to go Kek Lok Si Temple as our first stop because it is located further away from Georgetown. Distance was about 10km but traveling time may take about 30minutes depending on the road traffic.

Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.

Above is the landscape view of a 30m height pagoda tiers with combination of Burmese, Thai and Chinese architectural style.

Kek Lok Si Temple is divided into 3 zones. Ground, Mid Section and Hilltop where you can see the tall statue of God of Mercy, Kuan Yin.

Driver drove us directly to mid section.

The mid section of the temple comprised of temples, gardens, the pagoda and the four heavenly kings pavilion

I wished for Health and Happiness.

If you are tired or have difficulty in climbing the steps, you can use the Incline Lift to Hilltop, the statue of Kuan Yin.

Ticket price for Incline Lift – RM3 per way (Adult), RM1.50 per way (Children below age 12).

The inclined lift moves gradually uphill. We enjoyed the ride which could also admire the beautiful view.

Indeed very beautiful. The 99ft bronze Kuan Yin statue with octagonal pavilion supported by 16 columns. It is the tallest Guanyin statue in the world.

A pond filled with Koi fishes.

The garden at hilltop here is breathtaking and relaxing…………..

…………….but the weather was too scorching hot.

There were also statues and benches resembles the 12 Chinese Zodiac.

(traveling downhill via inclined lift)

Kek Lok Si has changed so much (in a positive way) compared to the last time we came here.

Kek Lok Si Temple ,

11500 Ayer Itam, Penang

Contact No.: 04-8283317

2) Ayer Itam Assam Laksa

After Kek Lok Si Temple, we stop over Ayer Itam for the famous Assam Laksa. Same spot, same stall, same owner over the decades. You will never skip Assam Laksa when you come to Penang.

Although the flavors may not be as good as those early days, but still a satisfying bowl of Assam Laksa.

Clikc HERE to read in detail about Ayer Itam Assam Laksa.

Ayer Itam Assam Laksa
Jalan Pasar, Paya Terubong,
11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating Hours: Daily, 10.30am – 7pm

3) Teddyville Museum Penang

From Ayer Itam, we moved on to Teddyville Museum which is located at Batu Feringgi.

Distance was about 16km from Ayer Itam (approx. 30 minutes drive)

The adorable teddy bear museum which showcases Penang’s famous tourist destinations, food culture, historical events and things about Penang

Read my full review about Teddyville Museum HERE 🙂

Address: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Puncak Ria, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang

Open Daily from 9am-6pm

4) Cecil Street Market 七条路巴刹

We wanted some authentic local Penang food. Hence the driver suggested this place.

I do understand that we had very little time in Penang. But this hawker centre has most of the local Penang food under one roof. Therefore it allows us to try varies dish. Furthermore this place is less tourist, affordable price and the food tasted good too.

Read from my earlier post HERE 🙂

Address: 40-48, Lebuh Cecil, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Open Daily from 7.30am – 7pm

 

5) Chew Jetty

“Clan Jetties form part of the Penang Heritage Trail. There used to be seven jetties until one was demolished by fire and now six remain. Billed as one of the last bastions of old Chinese settlements on the island, this waterfront society is home to houses on stilts of various Chinese clans. Located straight down from Lebuh Chulia (beside the Kapitan Kling Mosque) at Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay), these water villages are over a century old. Each jetty is named after a Chinese clan – the Chew Jetty is the most tourist-friendly with the most stilt-houses.” (source from http://www.penang.ws/penang-attractions/clan-jetties.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001)

Along the wooden jetty, there are wooden houses on both left and right side. Small stalls are setup by house owners in front of their house.

Items sold here are mostly souvenirs, handmade crafts and little food.

There is this shop that sells Big Bowl Noodles. I’m quite interested to try, but all of us were still so full after makan at Cecil Street Market.

Spotted some interesting wall mural here.

The above mural themed ‘Folklore by the Sea’ painted based on the resident’s lifestyle during those days.

Walk towards the end, you will see the jetty. Boat ride service is available here.

It was quite interesting and a good experience. You could spend maybe around 1 hour here, stroll, take photos, and look see the environment here.

People suggested to come here during sunset for a beautiful view.

To read more information and history about Chew Jetty, click HERE.

 

Chew Jetty was our last destination before we ended our 8 hours tour. It was a fruitful day without having to rush.

Would you like to share where will you go in 8 hours?

 

 

3D2N @Maritime Suite Penang and Food Nearby

During the first term of school break this year, we made a family trip to Penang by plane. It was just a short 3 days 2 nights trip. My mom has been wanting to visit Penang because the last trip she went was many years back when we were still teenagers.

I came across friends recommending this place, Maritime Suite Penang which is located at Georgetown, Penang. This property is quite new actually. Okay, the main reason of me choosing here instead of hotel….is that everyone could fit into 1 unit. Otherwise we’ll need to book few rooms to fit all of us.

Above photo is the ground floor of the apartment. There are Food & Beverage Shops, Convenient Stores (7 Eleven & MyNews).

List of shops:- https://automall.com.my/#

Distance from Penang International Airport = 14km

Well, there’s always pros and cons in everything. We are only allowed to go into our respective apartment unit about 2pm because they need to do cleaning. Unlike hotels, we can leave our luggage/belongings at the lobby.

Hence, this was our first stop before its time to check in to the apartment.

Yes! It is the famous Teo Chew Cendol at Penang Road. We were lucky to be early to beat the queue. You can have the cendol either in a bowl or a plastic cup for take away. Well, I personally felt the cendol is just average. The kidney bean was nice, but the gula melaka wasn’t strong enough for me. Perhaps I’ve put high expectation to it since it is so popular. Anyway, it is just my personal opinion. You may think otherwise.

Next, we came to Tean Ean Local Products to buy some local confectionery and not forgetting the freshly made Tau Sar Pheah (baked flaky pastry biscuits filled with a sweet or savoury filling made from grounded mung bean).

There are many big brands here in Penang but Tean Ean is one of the recommended ones by the local. It has more varieties of products.

 

Ok lar, tired already…woke up so early in the morning to travel. Time to get some rest in the apartment.

Before that, we settled our lunch at Iyara Thai Cuisine. Price was on higher side, but taste wise was good.

View from our apartment.

Love the high window, would love to sit at this spot to enjoy the seaview. However it might be quite hot in the afternoon due to the direct sun.

Room size : 93 m²

2 Bedrooms with 3 Queen Sized Bed

2 Bathrooms

A key card is required to enter the premise. So, I assumed its quite safe lar.

There’s also an average sized swimming pool, but didn’t get chance to use it. Not enough time 😀

Mom was happily checking out the kitchen.

There’s microwave, plates and utensils, electric portable stove, pot, electric kettle, refrigerator.

Includes Free Wifi

Master Bedroom at Loft with 2 Queen Sized Bed

with En-Suite Bathroom.

Bedroom 2 with 1 Queen Sized Bed and a common sharing bathroom.

Jet was very excited to know that there’s a claw machine shop downstairs.

Luckily I managed to get one from the machine. These machines are tough man!

There’s this new food court quite a short distance from Maritime. Its called “Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner Penang”. Varieties of food offered here. Prices are slightly on high side compared to hawker stalls in town.

槟城渔人码头 Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner Penang

Open Daily 11am – 1am

Other than that, we also visited Cecil Street Market for lunch and breakfast before we leave Penang. Reason we chose Cecil Street Market because it was recommended by the local and it is just 2km away from where we stayed. We eventually skipped Gurney Drive because the local people told us it is overrated and expensive.

9 Awesome Food To Try At Cecil Street Market

shared by Penang Foodie blogger.

We didn’t try all the above, but had what we felt attracts us.

Wantan Mee stall, was seen working non stop serving plates of wantan mee.

Nyonya Kuih

Popiah (non-fried version)

Filled with sauce and main ingredient was stir fried turnip. A simple and yummy snack.

The Pancake (Ban Chien Kuih) from this stall was nice. Its crispy when its eaten hot. Filled with corn and crushed peanuts.

Pasembur

A Malaysian version of salad. Filled with cucumber, bean sprout,  turnip, fried bean curd, prawn fritters then drenched with sweet spicy peanut sauce.

Mee Jawa, a traditional Javanese style noodle, it is from Indonesia and also popular in Malaysia. The dish is made of yellow noodle, chicken, vegetables, egg and spices. I noticed that not all places having the same flavors.

Penang Fried Radish Cake. The flavors are very similar to Char Kuey Teow. A simple dish which main ingredients are steamed radish cake, bean sprout, egg, dark soy sauce and seasoning.

Penang White Curry Mee (with pig blood)

The White Curry Mee here was good especially the broth. And its not too spicy.

Duck Meat Kuey Teow Th’ng

Duck meat were thinly sliced, served with kuey teow and soup. The duck meat and soup were the 2 main important items.

Nasi Lemak with Sambal Ikan Bilis

Maggi Goreng, a popular noodle in Malaysia. Using instant noodle (Maggi) as the main ingredient. Followed with bean sprout, fried beancurd and spices. A simple and delicious dish.

Cecil Street Market 七条路巴刹

Open Daily from 7.30am – 7pm

Difference between Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner Penang and Cecil Street Market, Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner is more towards fusion food. They served local, Japanese, Western, Korean food. Unlike Cecil Street Market, served mostly authentic local Penang food.

3D2N ended too quick. We enjoyed the accommodation here. Made us feels like a home.

How did we move around in Penang?

I uses both MULA and Grab E-Hailing App.

 

 

Staycation at Dorsett KL Hotel & Hi-Tea at Majestic Hotel KL

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2018 marked our 10th Anniversary. A decade old of friendship.

We started off as virtual friends through a wedding forum called Malaysia Brides. Back then we were all doing preparations for our wedding. 10 years later we are now busy with our own children. 😀

Although we do not meet each other that often now, but we still keep in touch via social media. Thus our life is not as carefree as before, but celebrating our 10 years Anniversary is in our MUST DO list.

Choosing KL as the destination would be more convenient and easily achieved.

Dorsett KL3

We looked forward for the day to come. Because its gonna be a kid-free day for 3 of us. Thanks to Ashley who did all the reservation!

The agenda was Hotel Stay, Hi-Tea, Shopping, Makan and tidur. 😀

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Our one night staycation at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur. It is located at the heart of KL Golden Triangle. Nearest shopping mall is Pavilion KL which is about 5-10 minutes walk.

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The Deluxe Premier room size: 38m2 /409 sq. ft. is spacious.

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However the en-suite bathroom walk-in rain shower is kinda small.

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Nice packaging of a complete set of bath toiletries.

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After getting a quick rest in our room, we proceeded to our planned hi-tea. Using the e-hailing service, we went for hi-tea at The Majestic Hotel KL. There are several rooms allowing you to have hi-tea with different kind of atmosphere. We chose the ‘Drawing Room’. The interior of Drawing Room has a taste of English +Colonial ambiance.

Dorsett KL2

While waiting for the Waiter to bring our tea set, and the room was still vacant, why not take some nice photos here.

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The Hi-Tea set priced at RM85 per pax includes one English Tea.

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Tray No. 1

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Tray No. 2. The 3 tier tray was filled with desserts, pastries, sandwiches and scones.

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Whilst hot savory items were served in a separate metal box.

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Mini desserts

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Scones served with cream and jam. Their scones texture is different from scones I’ve tried before. Its not crumbly type. But more towards doughy type.

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Thanks to the Hotel staff for taking this nice photo of us. Felt like a rich tai tai enjoying hi-tea session. I like the ambiance. I like the service. But I felt the food were just average.

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That night, the gals decided to surprise me with a birthday gift. Their plan was to leave it on the white bedspread bed so that I would notice it after I came out from bathroom. But being a short sighted person without spectacle, all images are blur. I continue chit chatting with them as though nothing was around me. To cut a long story short, all of us burst out laughing and more laughter at the end. LOL!

Thank you for pampering me on my birthday!!

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We woke up early the next morning and went for the hotel’s breakfast. Guess which plate belongs to me? hehe…Of course the bigger amount one lor. The breakfast selections was alright. I felt the Nasi Lemak was quite nice.

Dorsett KL1

Before time for check-out, kill time with more wefie . 😀

In the early days, we named ourselves as Powerpuff Girls. That was during the time when we don’t have kids yet. Then later we changed to “Danger! Poison Inside!” mainly because we like to poison each other with online shopping, offers & etc. We shop anything from tupperware, pots, food, clothing. Hence we often ended up with small and big bags of loots purchased on behalf 😀

Dear Ashley & Wanyi,

I treasure our friendship.

Although I do not rant much nor talk about my problems, but when I need to speak out, you girls will be my first listener.

I miss our carefree life. But we can’t turn back time. We laughed alot when we spend time during holidays.

Besides that, you all are my translator when I need to read Chinese characters. 😀
Hope our friendship will remain till we grow old with white hair.

Jinjja Chicken @The Gardens Mall

JINJJA??

Jinjja Chicken is now available in Malaysia. So nice kan.

Currently, there are 2 outlets in Malaysia. At The Gardens Mall and Sunway Pyramid.

Previously I heard it was at Singapore. And it was rated as Singapore’s Number 1 Halal Urban Korean Food! Wahh…

Jinjja Chicken is a Casual Korean Restaurant with fast food concept. Not just fried food, but they also serve rice and noodles.

Most of the Korean restaurant that we came across are non-halal. But Jinjja Chicken is a Halal Certified Restaurant. So, its a good news to my Muslim readers. 🙂

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Inspired by South Korea’s rich street food culture, its love for fried chicken, and its pali-pali (빨리빨리) culture of speed, JINJJA Chicken aims to create and define ‘The Authentic Asian Fast Food Joint’. It serves up familiar, uniquely Korean meal fixes whipped up with daily staples such as noodles and rice – comparable to what burgers and sandwiches are to the West. 

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The 4 pages menu is pretty simple and straight forward. No need to have headache making decision. LOL!

Just like any other fast food joint, you will need to go to the order counter to make your food order and pay upon ordering.

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A device like the above will be handed to you. So, get back to your seat and wait for the device to beep and vibrate.

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Then you will need to collect your food from the ‘collection counter’.

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At Jinjja Chicken, the Jinjja Wings is a MUST order item. Crispy skin coated with flavorful sauce, whilst succulent meat. In this case, we ordered ‘mixed’. Half portion of Soy Garlic and another half of Yangnyeom. If you can take spicy, can try to go for ‘Monster’. 3 levels of spiciness 🙂

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Jet wanted rice. Hence I ordered Chicken Bibimbap for him. But I remove the Kimchi and Gochujang Sauce because he can’t take spicy. Surprisingly he likes it. He actually finished almost the whole serving by himself.

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Army Stew was good! You can opt for noodles/rice/vermicelli. The kimchi soup base was tasty. I upgraded the meal to set with additional RM5 for (soft drink + fries). Aiyaaa….forgotten to take a photo of the Seaweed Fries which was big portion and nice.

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My friend had the Jjamjja Myeon (2 in 1 Jjampong & Jjajangmyeon). (spicy seafood noodles + black bean sauce noodles). Ideal for people who would love to try 2 flavors at one go.

Unfortunately my friend claimed it was abit too salty.

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For dessert, they have soft serve ice cream (RM2.90 each). Its Blue Vanilla & Charcoal Caramel flavor. But I would say the black one taste better. 🙂

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I love this shot take by my friend, Jia Qi who came from Sarawak for a lunch meet up. Thank you so much for this lunch treat too.

 

Verdict: I do like their food variations. Hoping to try more in future. Oh ya, the Yuzu drink is recommended too 🙂

 

JINJJA Chicken

Location: LG-241A, Lower Ground Floor (the new extension)

Operation hours: 10AM – 10PM

 

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Halloween Ghost House Dinner @Avillion Admiral Cove

Every year, on 31st October marks the actual day of Halloween. What is your plan today?

Over the centuries Halloween transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of parties, costumes, jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating for kids and adults.

Halloween is celebrated in various and creative ways depending on each country’s cultural influences. The common yet popular among the children would be trick or treat and also dressing Halloween costumes.

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This year, I am glad to be able to join a Halloween Theme Dinner.

In conjunction to this spooky celebration, Avillion Admiral Cove has organized a Ghost House Dinner which held at their Bourgainvillae Cafe.

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Okay, I tried to put up the best in me… LOL!

Upon arrival, we were greeted by Demon, Grim Reapor, Vampire and not forgetting a Hantu Pocong! 😀

Jet was initially feeling excited to go to the party, then repeatedly hide behind me upon seeing the team. He claimed they look scary. LOL!

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Do they look scary?

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Some of the guests took effort to wear costumes too.

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Jet & Grandma

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That evening, we began with spooky jungle walk.

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Gosh….the Jungle Walk was indeed creepy. Trails was slightly muddy, with scary features and eerie background music. Grrrr….

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Pheww…luckily the ghostly path wasn’t that long. After the Jungle Walk, the guests were lead to the dining hall filled with ghostly props.

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Much effort they put for the overall setup.

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Halloween Dinner3

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It was a buffet dinner. Guests were served with varies food from starters to main course then desserts.

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Entertained by Live band performance during the dinner session.

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The Halloween Ghost Team

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The show did not end there. We even got a chance to watch a spectacular fire show by The Vampire Team! Everyone enjoyed applaud the show.

Watch the full video here.

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All in all, it was a nice Halloween night. Wishing everyone Happy Halloween 2018!

 

AVILLION ADMIRAL COVE
5½ Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson,
71050 Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Tel: +606 647 0888
Fax: +606 648 2444

 

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)

 

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*