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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jinjja Chicken @The Gardens Mall

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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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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*

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. 🙂

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*

Dining Experience @Jigger & Shaker, d’Tempat Country Club Sendayan

New Name, New Menu, New Atmosphere, giving you a total brand New Impression.

Jigger & Shaker, occupying the former Movida premise has officially open to public on 8th February 2018. Selected a good date, the opening ceremony was by the honorable Dato’ Lee Tian Hock.

BISTRO . BAR . ENTERTAINMENT

The open concept environment has gorgeous interior with a casual yet vibrant ambiance and terrace seating overlooking the swimming pool.

Serving International Food (Pork Free), giving us a wider choice. Menu is made suitable for both young and old.

J & S, the initial to Jigger & Shaker.

J & S Chicken Nachos

Guacamole, Salsa, Jalapeno, Sour Cream, Chicken Bolognaise & Mozzarella.

This can be a great snack if you wanted something light for sharing. Great to pair with a cold glass of beer too. I enjoyed munching them.

Sausage Platter

3 types of Sausage (Lamb & Chicken) served with Roasted Roots and Chef’s specially made sauces.

Linguine alle Pescatore

Olive Oil Base Pasta cooked with Prawns, Shrimp, Squid, Mussels and Clams, cooked in White Wine.

Pasta was al-dente, not too dry, flavors were well executed too. Hence its one of my favorite dish that evening.

Home-Made Pizza, Gamberetti Pizza

Hand toss Pizza topped with Cream Sauce Base, Mozzarella Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Fresh Shrimp and Broccoli topped with Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

Hands up if you are a thin crust lover. Pizza at Jigger & Shaker met the criteria of thin crust pizza.

Full concentration. The baristas were seen preparing our drinks.

Barista putting some final touch to our cocktail drink.

Varieties of drinks were served here. Be it alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. How knowledgeable are you into cocktails. It seems the House Cocktails are one of the specialty here.

Not any classic cocktails that we used to hear, but a twist in flavors and ingredients. At Jigger & Shaker, they served craft cocktails. Where element is handmade or tailored specifically to the drink. If you look at the menu, there’s a long list of cocktails. 🙂

Love Story

Vodka, Watermelon liqueur, Passion fruit & Lime juice.

Dark Glass

Rum, Black tea, Kaffir Lime, Calamansi & Palm Sugar.

Bo-berries Carafe (serves 2-4 person)

Vodka, Strawberries, Blueberries, Mint leaves & Lime.

For non-alcoholic drink, they also served some unique milkshakes. Above is Kaya Milkshake with hint of pandan flavors.

Apple Crumble Cheese Cake topped with Crushed Walnuts & Vanilla Ice Cream, drizzle with Caramel Sauce.

After meal dessert is my favorite session, because I have a sweet tooth. Its undeniable that I love this piece of Apple Crumble Cheese Cake. Its so compact and gives us the different kind textures on every mouthful of this cake!

Matcha Chocolate Lava Cake with Green Tea Ice Cream

Chocolate lovers would love this. Ideal to be eaten immediately when its served warm. Check out the oozing rich and chocolatey, chocolate lava.

Worried about getting bored? Fret not. Live band from Art Trio Acoustic Band will keep you entertained on weekends (Friday – Sunday) from 8pm-12am.

I was told that this is the Valentine’s Day set menu. Sounds delicious. Since they are trying to maintain the food quality, thus it is only limited to 20 couples.

Chef Sam, being the main chef, also an important person behind the kitchen, is serious in his culinary skills ensuring the quality of food. It was a pleasure to meet the person who put much effort in serving us the food.

Jigger & Shaker

PT12653, Jalan Pusat Dagangan Sendayan 1,
Seremban (City)
Tel: 012-278 5236
Check out their Facebook Page for latest updates & promos:-
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Drive Thru Soft Serve Ice Cream @ -11° Soft Serve, Seremban

Drive thru service makes life easier and convenient especially for places with insufficient of parking.

Thus, we often come across drive thru service at fast food outlets.

Today I came across an Ice Cream Vendor who applies drive thru concept to his soft serve ice cream. I decided to check it out because I saw there’s a durian photo attached to the kiosk. Well, that’s because I like eating durian. 😀

I didn’t try the drive thru service. Instead I chose to park my car at the vacant road shoulder, without obstructing traffic.

This kiosk only serve soft serve ice cream. Only one flavor at the moment. I was told that, they will change flavor every fortnightly. The upcoming flavor would be Matcha.

Do check out their Facebook for updates, to know what is the current flavor.

The ice cream is serve in cup. Hope in future they will have the option to serve in cone too.

This cup of soft serve ice cream is priced at RM8.50. Price may vary depending on flavors. I was also told that they uses real Durian flesh to produce this Durian flavor ice cream.

Its not too sweet. However the smoothness of this ice cream, hmmm…I wouldn’t say its 100% probably 90%? I do like the taste, the durian flavor is there. The durian taste even stays on my palate for a shortwhile.

Do check it out if you are nearby.

-11° Soft Serve

No.84, Jalan Tan Sri Manickavasagam
70200 Seremban.

(at Jalan Lobak, nearby 14 floors Templer Flats)

Operation Hours: 10am – 7pm (daily)