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BEHOLD! Its gonna be a spicy and fiery post!

Do you like eating Ayam Penyet? Similar to Ayam Penyet, Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus is available in Seremban 2. (for Seremban readers, there is another outlet located at Senawang) Both are popular dish in Indonesia.

Both Ayam Penyet and Ayam Gepuk are quite similar. But the main difference will be the chili.

Read the difference HERE

Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus originally from Jogjakarta since year 2013, opened its first outlet here in Malaysia on 31st August 2017.

Feeling curious about this bright lighted shop. Hence I decided to step into the store to check out what is their specialty.

The one page menu was simple and very straight forward. Looks like they only serve 1 dish. Their signature Ayam Gebuk. Ya…only this ayam.

You can choose the level of spiciness. On the menu shows the numbers of red cili padi used on each spicy level. Usually they will serve the pounded chili on top of the fried 1/4 chicken. But you can request to put aside.

Price start from RM8.90 for basic Set A which consist 1/4 chicken, raw cabbage, cucumber & white rice, while Set D comes with additional fried cabbage, gizzard, fried tofu and fried tempe (a traditional Indonesian soy product, that is made from fermented soybeans).

I ordered Normal & Spicy.

Before you begin to dig in, add on some kicap manis (sweet soy sauce) to enhance the flavors.

Tagline: Tentukan Sendiri Pedasmu, Anda Pedas, Kami Puas!

(Define Your Own Spiciness, You feel spicy, We’re Satisfied!)

Please do not underestimate the ‘Normal’ spicy level. Although I could take spicy food, I still felt the burning feeling in my mouth. Apart from the whole new level of spiciness, the chili and chicken tasted good too. Jet enjoyed eating the chicken with only white rice & kicap manis.

If you are dining in, feel free to add rice and sambal without extra charge.

What’s so special about the chili (sambal) here? I was told that the sambal is  freshly made and was prepared in batches. Mixture of chili, garlic, chili oil are done on a stone mortar dish. On far left of photo, the light brown color is cashew nut sauce. Both chili and cashew nut sauce will be combined in the sambal.


Verdict : Chicken was tasty and succulent. The sambal was really nice and spicy! Only downside is that, no other food choice except ayam gebuk+rice.

So, are you ready for the spicy challenge? 😉 😉

Click HERE to read more.



13, Jalan S2 B17, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Operation Hours : 11am – 10pm (Saturday – Thursday)

                                3pm – 10pm (Friday)

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

Nostalgia Ramadan @Klana Resort Seremban

Indulge with all you can eat buffet during this coming Ramadan at Klana Resort Seremban with an affordable price of RM75 nett. While children and senior citizen priced at RM38 nett.

During the holy month in the Islamic calender known as Ramadan, Klana Resort Seremban invites you with your family and friends to partake in the celebrations.


Due to the overwhelming response they received last year, this year we will berbuka puasa in style and grandeur which will be held at the Grand Klana Ballroom with a ‘Nostalgia’ theme setting and some performances on stage.

Besides that, Klana Resort is bringing you with masakan kampung. Hence the highlight would be Masakan Tradisi Negeri Sembilan. As you know, masakan Negeri Sembilan is well influenced by the tradition of Minangkabau. Among the masakan Negeri Sembilan, masak lemak cili padi is one of my favorite dish.

So, during this Ramadan, you will be expecting some delicious local delicacies serve at Klana Resort Seremban.

There would be stalls or gerai makan comprising of appetisers, soups, main dishes, drinks and desserts specially prepared by Executive Chef, Abdul Razak and his team.

There are total of over 100 dishes throughout the Ramadan period. Chef also ensured that different dishes are served on every weekend.

The serving for this year’s Ramadan include Satay Kajang, Murtabak & Roti Canai, Roti John, Roasted Lamb with black pepper & mint yogurt sauce, Nasi Ayam, Char Kuey Teow, Pulut Panggang, Otak-Otak & Sata and assorted stir fry dishes.

Besides that, there are also kuih muih, assorted cut fruits, ABC & Cendol, Lempeng & Kirai, Bubur Koner – lambuk & manis, Air Balang.



Lemang Buluh

Beef Rendang

Telur Itik Masak Lemak

Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi

Satay Kajang with condiments and Grilled Prawns

Cheese Tart & Cakes

Varieties of kuih muih and cakes

Last but not least, Klana Resort is giving out free bubur lambuk on 19 May 2017 (Friday). The distribution will begin at 4pm.

So, lets gather family and friends to be part of this sensational buka puasa buffet from 27 May – 24 June 2017

Nostalgia Ramadan Buffet RM75 nett (adult), RM 38 nett (senior citizen & children)

Early bird vouchers are also available for purchase at RM60 nett (adult), RM 30 nett (senior citizen & children) ~ while stocks last.



Please do your early reservation.

For more information; kindly contact:-

Tel : 06-7667888 (ext. 3222/3181)

Address: PT 4388, Jalan Penghulu Cantik, Taman Tasik Seremban, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus.


Food Galore @ Bazaar Ramadhan, Seremban 2

Selamat Hari Raya in around 2 weeks. The Ramadhan month, the Muslims around the world are compulsory to fast a month. Ramadhan is the 9th month according to the Islamic calendar, holiest month in the Islamic calendar. During month of Ramadhan, we can see that most of the restaurants, hotels being competitive in offering their best BUKA PUASA TREAT.

This is the time where the traders busy setting up stalls at Bazaar. Which we called Bazaar Ramadhan. Here, you can find stalls selling varieties of mouth-watering food and drinks for the breaking of fast. These are different from night markets in the sense that these Ramadhan Bazaars sell mostly food and drinks for the breaking of fast. Hence, the bazaars normally will be open daily from 4pm and closes at about 7.15pm (right before the breaking of fast).

Yeah…I know.Its time to put on weight! Add extra kilos please…. ^^

Since 8TV commercial has added some     restriction when you are at Bazaar Ramadhan, therefore I’m obeying it. Imma Chinese girl too…
1) Do not wear revealing clothes.
– See…me no dress sexily huh…(PASSED)
2) Do not be loud or obnoxious.
– I did follow o..I talked soft soft..just like a cat (PASSED)
3) Do be polite and discreet.
– I did say ‘Thank You’. See…pakcik is smiling happily… (PASSED)
4) Do not be greedy.
– Ahh..couldn’t pass. Too many nice food. Can’t resist. (FAILED) 😦
I better be early before it gets crowded here. I went to this bazaar which is just a walking distance from my house, at Garden Homes Seremban 2. Go around 4.30pm will be the best time.
Lets see what I managed to share here. Unfortunately did not manage to cover all types of food. So sorry…..
Grilled Chicken (Ayam Percik) – a popular Malay dish. Chicken were marinated with spicy coconut gravy and cooked traditionally over a charcoal fire. Originated from Kelantan.

Ikan Bakar with sambal
Ikan Bakar berempah
BBQ Chicken Wings selling at RM2.20/ piece
Otak Otak
Nasi Ayam Goreng Berempah
Nasi Ayam (Ayam Percik)
Mee Rebus
The economy Fried Mee and Fried Kuey Teow at RM2
Hmmm….interesting Murtabak
Assorted Lauk Pauk
Kebab Ayam & Daging
Cucur Udang at RM3.50 (shrimp fritters served with special chili sauce)
Assorted Kuih Muih
Mini Burger filled with spicy sambal and cucumber. There are many names for this kuih. My mom’s favorite. And she named it ‘BOM’…haha..
Another stall of kuihs
Tepung Pelita – (Double layered rice flour dessert) Traditional Malay kuih. Creamy top (from the coconut milk) and sweet bottom.
Putu Piring – steamed rice cakes filled with gula Melaka(palm sugar) and serves it with grated coconut. (flat shape like a plate)
Putu Piring – steamed rice cakes filled with gula Melaka(palm sugar) and serves it with grated coconut. (cylindrical shape)
Kek Batik & Cempedak Goreng
Freshly made Onde-Onde (made from glutinous rice flour filled with palm sugar and coated with coconut on the outside)
Not forgetting to quench our thirst with these colorful drinks. TOO COLORFUL!
A big packet of drink for RM2.50. Remember to request for ‘kurang manis’!
The fasting month of Ramadan ends when the new moon is sighted (1st of Shawal month) with a Muslim festival known as Aidil Fitri or Hari Raya Puasa.
So, have you visited your nearest Bazaar Ramadhan to enjoy the Food Galore?

My all time favorite

When we are talking about breakfast and you are in Malaysia, you can easily get varieties of choices to be chosen from Chinese, Malay and Indian food. The common ones are dim sum, roti canai, mee goreng, laksa, kuih-muih and much more. Of course not forgetting my favorite NASI LEMAK!!

When I’m out of Malaysia, what I miss most is a plate of nasi lemak with lots of sambal! How can you resist a hot serving plate of nasi lemak. Nothing is better than that. ^^

There’s a nasi lemak stall just a walking distance from my house who sells a good nasi lemak. I usually buy a pack of nasi lemak from her for my breakfast (not everyday for sure). The main concern thing in nasi lemak is a good sambal with a nice fragrant rice. Each time I reaches the stall, I was greeted by the friendly mak cik.

Mak Cik : Good Morning….

Mel : Good Morning….

Mak Cik : Nak ape??

Mel : Nasi Lemak, sambal asing…sambal lebih boleh, kak?

Mak Cik : Bolehhh….suka makan pedas ye…

Mel : hehehehhe….

The nasi lemak stall (sorry, the photo was take quite a distance)

A pack of nasi lemak for just RM1.20. I asked for the sambal to be separated so that the oil from sambal won’t mix on the rice.

Karipap(curry puffs) is also my favorite too. Each are sold at 40 cents.

The sambal kerang(cockles) is nice too! RM2 for the quantity above.

I’ve tried food in Lot 10 Hutong

After watching the food programme which aired on Astro; visited by the popular ‘Choi Lan’….being longing to try the food here; at Lot 10 Hutong. Hutong means lane or alley in Chinese. But it also represents a form of community that exists only in China, particularly in Beijing. Here is a food court with total of 27 food stalls; well known all over the country.That’s the pros of it. You can get all the famous food from different states under one roof.

There were so many food that we wanted to try. Unfortunately we are unable to do so, since there’s only 4 of us. Bear in mind, the prices are rather high compared to hawker stalls though they are mainly hawker food. Wanted to try the famous Mo Sang Kor’s bak kut teh; but its sold out by the time we were dining there….6+pm. So sad…  😦

the famous hokkien mee from Petaling Street (RM8.90+)

yes! its tasty & yummy…the most crowded stall

roast duck. the plate on top right (RM23+)

meat are juicy & tender, but expensive to eat

Oh Chien/ Fried Oysters (RM9.90+), Singapore Hokkien noodles(RM7.90+)

I felt that both of these are fine. Acceptable.

Original Lam Mee (RM8.80+)

noodles and gravy combines well. GOOD!

satay 6 stick (RM20.80+)

the meat are juicy & tender, very lean without any fats. but very expensive

mua chi (family pack with 4 flavors) – RM7+

the flavors are unique, taste fine too…

Hutong food court
Lower Ground Floor
Lot 10 Shopping Mall
Jalan Bukit Bintang