Staycation @d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel, Seremban

If you are looking for a hotel within (35km) from KLIA/KLIA2, (70km) from Kuala Lumpur, (12km) to Seremban town, how about considering d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel owned by the established Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad  and managed by Matrix Hotels Management Sdn. Bhd.

This brand new modern contemporary hotel opened its door on January 2017.

Derived from the japanese word meaning “sky”, the hotel embraces the Sora philosophy, representing those things desired in our everyday experiences, particularly those things composed of pure energy – power, creativity and spontaneity.

For your convenience, there are ample parking space for guests who drives.

Convenient stores (7-11, 99 Speedmart), Food outlets (Secret Recipe, My Rail Coffee) are just a walking distance.

Nearest petrol station (Petron) is just 0.6km away.

Apart from that, this hotel is stroller & wheelchair friendly too.

Recently, I got an opportunity to experience this new hotel which I could treat it a staycation with my mom & Jet. We were greeted with a wide smile as he opens the huge glass door, welcoming us.

 

The hotel lobby is bright and spacious, while the White Nest Lounge has comfortable seats in case you would prefer to be seated here to enjoy a cuppa coffee.

At the hotel lobby, the scent of lemon grass plus light music which was played at the background, made me feel much relax.

The room check-in process was fast. As usual, the check-in time is at 2pm.

The walkway toward our room was bright, with natural sunlight and ventilation. For safety reason, the room is only accessible via a room access card.

d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel has total of 4 floors with 72 rooms ranging from Deluxe to Superior Deluxe, inclusive of 8 Executive Suites.

Apart from rooms, there are 3 meeting rooms that are available to accommodate up to maximum of 60 persons. These outlets are named after avifauna species i.e: Kingfisher, Hornbill and Sparrow – aligned to the ‘sora’ aspiration and motives.

Superior Deluxe (1 King size bed, with room area of 25.45m²)

Executive Suite (1 King size bed + 1 Single size bed, with room area 36.32m²).

My room, Deluxe Queen (1 Queen size bed, with room area of 21.83m²). Modern and chic design.

Our room is located at 3rd floor. So, the noises are very minimal. Moreover this area is quite peaceful and its not congested.

As we enter the fully air-conditioned room, it is bright and clean. The first thing Jet did was to hoop onto the bed and make himself comfortable. No doubt the bed looked so inviting. White bed linen, fluffy pillows, comfortable mattress, one would not resist lazing and sleeping on it.

There’s a wardrobe with hangers to place your clothes and also spaces to place your bags/luggage.
Fret not about your crumpled shirt or dress, because the room is equipped with steam iron and ironing board that is nicely placed in the wardrobe.

Bathroom; standing shower (with rain shower), towels and toiletries.

– Electric kettle, coffee powder and tea sachets are provided.

– Hair dryer

– Complimentary bottled water

– Safe Box

– Mini Refrigerator

– Free Wifi

As you can see, there’s a long working desk, which would be ideal for business travelers. Also a wall mounted LED TV.

These are the list of TV Channel Programme.

d’Sora got their brand printed on bedroom slipper, pillow case and many more. 🙂

The room is inclusive of breakfast at Feather Lite Cafe.

Feather Lite Cafe also offers all-day a la carte dining. (do check out their monthly promotions)

Feather Lite Cafe is divided into air-conditioned dining area and al-fresco dining area.

Simple breakfast is served here. Other than these, we also got our toast bread with butter & jam, sliced watermelon, coffee, tea and juice.

I got my breakfast fixed. I personally like their fragrant Nasi Lemak with sambal and the coffee is rich and nice.

This is something that I’m going to highlight. Because I am saving the best for last! 😀

For full review of d’Tempat Country Club, kindly click HERE.

Complimentary from the hotel, as an in house guest, we were given the privilege to enjoy the recreation facilities at d’Tempat Country Club at no additional cost.
Also a benefit of 10% discount on Food at restaurants in d’Tempat Country Club.

d’Tempat Country Club is located within 5 minutes drive from the hotel. However if you decide not to drive, the hotel do provide shuttle service for guests. Jet got so excited during the ride and claimed that he want to go home via van 😀

d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel is not just an ordinary boutique hotel for business travelers. It is also suitable for family with kids. Hence we had a good bonding time together! Furthermore I would like to emphasize that the bed is very comfortable. Ensuring you a good night sleep.

 

Thank you d’sora for the hospitality to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

In conjunction to Merdeka celebration, the hotel is having a promotional room rate starts from an affordable price of RM178nett. For your convenience, you can book your rooms online.

d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel
39, Jalan Metro Sendayan 1/2,
71950 Bandar Sri Sendayan,
Negeri Sembilan DK, Malaysia
T +606-775 8888    F +606-775 6868
E info@dsora.com.my

Website: www.dsora.com.my

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/dsoraboutiquebusinesshotel

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Eat & Play @d’Tempat Country Club, Seremban

d’Tempat Country Club is not any stranger to most of the Serembanian.

Hosted numerous events during festive seasons and school holidays, the past few years which eventually draws much crowd.

“Nestled within the thriving new township of Bandar Sri Sendayan, d’Tempat Country Club is the neighbourhood’s best kept secret. It’s the ideal retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Seremban town, offering the perfect setting for recreation and relaxation.

Sprawled across 6.33 acres amidst a verdant landscape, d’Tempat Country Club is the largest family-oriented country club in Seremban with a full range of facilities and amenities, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool with aqua gym, a bowling alley, badminton, tennis and squash courts, fitness centre, and a host of dining options. A spacious ballroom and multiple function halls make d’Tempat Country Club the ideal place for weddings, events and special celebrations. d’Tempat Country Club is managed by Matrix Country Club Sdn Bhd, a member of Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad.”

A clubhouse that complete with recreation facilities suitable for both adult and children.

How do I get to enjoy these facilities?

These facilities are only open to club members. Or if you are a guest of d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel, you get the privilege to use the club’s facilities.

Simply walk to the reception counter at Lower Ground Floor (next to the grand staircase) register yourself by providing your membership card otherwise a room access card with room number (for hotel guest), and the staff will pass you a wristband. This is to ensure that you are a registered user.

1) Swimming Pool

If you look at the bottom left of the photo above , you’ll notice that there are Jacuzzi pools.

The Olympic-sized swimming pool gained much popularity among visitors and club members here. The depth of pool is 12meter consistently throughout the whole pool.

Besides that, the poolside deck provides ample space for lounging and poolside dining, surrounded by tropical greenery and a fragrant herb garden.

2) Aqua Gym

The only aqua gym available in Seremban, it provides both relaxation and a fun, low-impact workout especially those who are seeking rehabilitative exercise (physiotherapy).

3) Children’s Wading Pool

Apart from the Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s wading pool with water slides is also one of the attraction here. Its like a mini water park.

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Jet enjoyed both the children pools. Whilst I enjoyed supervising him. LOL!

Feeling much relieved when I saw there are 2 lifeguards patrolling the swimming pool. Anyhow parents should be responsible in keeping an eye on their children too.

You can register yourself at the reception counter which is in front of the changing room in for the usage of locker and towels. Also to obtain an electronic key wristband (waterproof) to open and lock your locker.

The changing room is equipped with lockers for you to keep your belongings, toilets and bathrooms, also a sauna room.

4) Sport Facilities

Indoor Badminton & Squash Courts.

Room for Table Tennis

Spacious indoor Tennis Courts which looks clean and has very good ventilation. (natural wind)

 

I like the idea of having indoor courts. Be it rain or shine, it will not interrupt your game.

5) Gym

Offering unobstructed views of the verdant landscape, the gym and fitness centre feature a variety of state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, including treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical cross-trainers and free weights. The gym also features an aerobics and yoga studio as well as separate steam rooms and sauna facilities for male and female guests.

6) The Sphere (Bowling)

The Sphere is located at ground floor, next to Matrix Gallery. This bowling alley comprised of 10 lanes which is open to public.

Each game price is at RM6 (public) RM5 (members).

Shoe rental is at RM2

You are required to bring your own sock, otherwise pay RM3 to purchase from the counter.

I would say its a great sport to have some fun with family and friends.

Promo of the month (August)

7) Snooker Room

photo courtesy d’Tempat Country Club

Snooker room is adjoining to The Sphere. It is only opened to club members at a chargeable rate of RM7/hour.

8) Children Playroom

The children playroom is kept clean. Surrounded with vibrant colors, equipped with a TV that broadcasts age-appropriate shows and programmes, including Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.

9) Reading Room

Tables, chairs, book shelves. The reading room is spacious, quite and looked cosy too.

10) Mini Theater

A mini theater that has comfortable seats (fit up to 30 people) and nice sound system.

A screen showing list of movies and screening time is available outside the theater room.

Apart from all the mentioned facilities above, you should also try out the restaurants here. They are all located at lower ground floor.

1) Haruta Japanese Cuisine

Modern-contemporary styled Japanese restaurant.

Offering you a value for money dining experience. The ‘All You Can Eat Sushi’ not just sushi…but more than that, priced at only RM38nett (adult), RM19nett (children & senior citizen). The ‘All You Can Eat Sushi’ is only available on weekends. (For full review kindly read HERE).

Otherwise on weekdays, they offers Bento Set and Ala-carte at an affordable price too.

photo courtesy of d’Tempat Country Club

VIP rooms are also available here. The adjoining room could fit up to maximum of 20 people.

2) The Blossom Palace

photo courtesy of d’Tempat Country Club

A Chinese restaurant with nice ambiance offering you Pork Free Cantonese delicacies. À la carte and seasonal menus are available here. Apart from that, it is an ideal place for hosting both casual dining and banquets.

3) Movida

Movida offers casual all-day dining and a place to unwind after work. With both indoor and outdoor seating available, this poolside venue is the best spot to see and be seen as you delight in an alfresco dining experience with the family or enjoy a drink with good friends and great music within a lively atmosphere.

These food are well presented.

Don’t forget to try their pizza which has very thin crust and filled with generous cheese!

4) Garden Terrace

Prepared by the local chefs, Garden Terrace is place for truly Malaysian Cuisine.

 

The new creation of ‘Signature Dishes’ at Garden Terrace is available daily.

A must try Chef William‘s creation of :-

Jemput-jemput Vadei – 6pcs (traditional Indian Vadei served with homemade chutney) ~ A unique way to have vadei & chutney. Whilst the flavorful vadei has very fluffy texture. Tasted good on its own.

Durian Cendol (special mamak cendol with durian puree) ~ the special part about this cendol is not just the durian puree, but its also prepared with gula melaka kurma.

Not forgetting Chef’s Roti Canai & Teh Tarik which tasted good too.

Together with Chef Razif (in photo), Chef Masitah and Chef Asyikin serving you these delicious Masakan Melayu ala Thai.

Ayam Paprik (Thai spicy and sour gravy with vegetables and chicken)

Steam Fish with Tom Yam Paste (Steamed dory fish served with Mae Pranom Thai Paste)

Mixed Tom Yam Soup (Spicy Thai Spicy & Sour soup with vegetables, chicken, prawns and squid).

The food were flavorsome and suits my taste bud. I enjoyed the food here.

Just incase you are not sure, d’Tempat Country Club membership is open to the public. Above are the packages price.

Don’t forget to also check out the August event which is happening on 31 August 2017 in conjunction to the Merdeka celebration. Coupon booklets (RM12) can be purchase on the spot. But for early birds (till 29 August), you get to enjoy discount of RM2 for each booklet purchased.

Event that is soon happening at Residensi SIGC from 26 August till 10 September (6pm – 10pm). The highlight would be the 10,000 LED Roses on display.

I had a fun filled day with Eat & Play facilities here at d’Tempat Country Club.

Margaret. T Private Dining Place @Uptown Avenue Seremban 2

Meat lovers will gonna love this place!

Put aside eateries from big city like KL. How often do you come across western food restaurant in Seremban that have pork in their menu. Quite rare isn’t it? To be honest, I love eating pork 😀 😀

I was delighted to discover Margaret. T Private Dining Place located at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2 . This new restaurant is set up by group of food enthusiast who are passionate about great food.

“We love food and would love to share the nice food we had  to people in Seremban,” said both Goh and Hayden, the important people behind this dining place.

Its not about crisp white table cloths, waiters in tuxedo. But Margaret. T Private Dining Place will ensure that the food will not let you down.

Margaret. T Private Dining Place is a casual yet classy restaurant, that emphasized on freshest ingredients, non frozen meat. Apart from that, most the meat source are from Australia. Hence, all meat are well taken care to ensure good quality meat is served.

Selections of sausages and marinated meat (pork, chicken, lamb, beef, salmon) on display. What you see here are available on the menu.

Lets begin with a protein salad, Grilled Beef Salad – RM17.90.

Grilled Australian Beef served with Baby Romaine, onion, tomato cherry, then tossed with Balsamic Dressing and garnished with Grated Parmesan Cheese.

Salmon Marooned – RM17.90

Home Cured Norwegian Salmon using Beetroot, Brandy and Lemon, served with lemon dressing, onion, tomato cherry, lettuce and finished with dash of Grated Parmesan Cheese.

It was an interesting preparation method of the salmon. I love the vibrant color of this salad. No doubt the salmon tasted fresh and so does the crispy lettuce. Both salad was a good start to our meal.

Wild Mushroom Soup – RM11.90

Prepared with Button Mushrooms, Fresh Shitake & Fresh Grey Abalone Mushroom, Onions and Leek.

Using homegrown mushrooms to prepare such rich and hearty wild mushroom soup. Not just creamy but in every spoonful is filled with mushroom bits. One of the best mushroom soup that I ever had.

Spice Roasted Pork Pasta is a fusion pasta (spaghetti). It was cooked in aglio olio method. Thus I love the combination of this pasta with roasted pork. I am so into it. 😀

Apple Glazed Pork – RM29.90

Grilled Pork Shoulder with hints of Apple Cider served with Stir Fry Vegetables and Roasted Baby Potatoes.

A cut section of the grilled pork shoulder. It was nicely grilled and the meat was tender with hint of sweetish from the apple cider.

Prime Norwegian Salmon – RM29.90

Grilled Fresh Salmon, accompanied with Stir Fry Vegetables and Baby Roasted Potatoes then finished with Homemade Japanese Unagi Sauce.

Grilled salmon tasted good on its own. It is well seasoned and not overcooked. Furthermore the salmon skin was crispy too. And I believed it requires some good skills.

Rosemary Lamb Rack

The nicely seasoned Lamb Rack was well executed. It was a delicious lamb rack with lovely pinkish tone.

Wagyu Ribeye Marble 6 – RM199

Grilled Australian Wagyu Ribeye 6 with Stir Fry Vegetables and Roasted Potatoes served with homemade sauce.

This slab of Wagyu was a starlight of the day. It was perfectly grilled. Despite tasty, the meat was tender, juicy and smooth. The marble fats create buttery like texture. It literally melts in the mouth. So yummy!

 

Apart from all the above, Cajun Chicken is one of the recommended dish here.

At Margaret. T Private Dining Place, there are selections of wine and liquor to compliment your meal.

Margaret. T, a place to satisfy your pork craving and it is worth checking out. Do checkout their menu of the month on their chalkboard or FB page. You may not find it on the menu. Make your reservation by calling 012-638 5967 to avoid disappointment.

 

Margaret. T Private Dining Place

366, Jalan S2 B15, Seksyen B, Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Contact Number : 012-638 5967
Operation Hours: 6pm – 11pm
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Siam Siam Boat Noodle @Seremban Gateway

Siam Siam Boat Noodles located at Seremban Gateway (1st floor) , is opened since January 2017. Nevertheless it is a pork free restaurant.

Spacious dining room with air-conditioned, made a comfortable hangout place.

Boat noodles  is a Thai style noodle dish.

“Boat noodles have been served since the period of Plaek Phibunsongkhram in 1942, and were original served from boats that traversed Bangkok’s canals.

In the past, a merchant who sold boat noodles would have been the only person working on a small boat, and would have had to do everything by himself from paddle a boat, scald the noodles, season the soup, serve the dish, handle money and wash the dishes. If the bowl was too big, it would be difficult to hand over to the customer on the land and might be easily spilled. This is the reason why the boat noodle’s bowl is small, for the convenience and safety of the merchant.”

Siam Siam Boat Noodles offering you Thai Boat Noodle with a Malaysian Twist! There are 4 types of noodles for you to choose from; Bihun, Yellow Noodle, Kuey Teow, Loh She Fun. The options do not stop here. There are 4 types of soup to go with these noodles; Chicken Soup, Spicy Soup, Tom Yam Soup, Dry Curry.

These little bowl of noodles are topped with minced chicken, a fishball and sprinkled with spring onions.

It is an open kitchen concept, hence you can view the working staffs in the kitchen preparing the food.

In Thai food, I’ll make sure that Thai Iced Tea is in my order list! It is a drink that you must not miss.

We started off with something appetizing, the Papaya Salad or we called it Kerabu Betik. It is quite thoughtful of them to separate the peanuts from the salad, just in case there are people who is allergy to nuts.

Fishball Noodle in Chicken Soup is non spicy which is suitable for children.

Bihun in Spicy Soup

Kuey Teow in Tom Yam Soup

Dry Curry Noodle

My choice of soup would be dry curry, tom yam soup & spicy soup. Because I am a spicy person… I meant I like spicy food!

Krapow Gai Rice (RM11.90)

Krapow Gai Rice is a rice dish. Minced chicken, chili, onion and basil were cooked in Thai flavors. Its really a spicy and flavorful dish. Topped with a beautiful bull’s eye egg on rice.

Spicy Gai Tod (RM10.90) is another rice dish. The yellow turmeric rice complimented with curry gravy and a piece of fried chicken marinated with spices.

Chicken Wings (5pcs/RM16) were fried to perfection. Crispy skin, well marinated and tender meat.

After the savory meal, I would like to have some dessert. We started with a warm dessert which was Waffle. It is new on their menu. The waffle comes with choice of single or double scoop coconut ice cream. While the choice of topping would be Pandan Coconut, Peanut Butter, Strawberry or Chocolate. I made a choice of Peanut Butter. Because its my favorite. 😀 The waffle has a good texture and I like the thickness of it. Besides that, its is slightly crispy on the outside, but fluffy on the inside. The warm waffle goes really well with ice cream + peanut butter. It is a lovely snack!

Mango is a common fruit in Thai food. Here we had Mango Pudding Ice Cream (RM14.90). 3 different kind of texture in one serving.

To feel a lil more refreshing on a hot afternoon, we had Mango Sago (RM7.90). Siam Siam Boat Noodles served a few types of shaved ice dessert.

Grass Jelly Sago Snow (RM5.90) is one of the favorite pick.

Oreo Snow (RM7.90)

If you like something simple, Coconut Milk Snow (RM5.90) would be a good choice. Shaved ice topped with a scoop of coconut ice cream and gula melaka glazing. There were some jellies beneath the shaved ice.

Siam Siam Boat Noodles

No. 5-L1, Seremban Gateway, Off Jalan Sungai Ujong
Seremban
Operation hours: 11am – 10pm (closed on Mondays except Public Holidays)
Contact No. : 012-601 3908
So, how many bowls can you stack up? 🙂 🙂
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Chili Fighter @Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2

source from Chili Fighter

Chili Fighter, a new restaurant is opened at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2. But what do they serve? Looking by its name, I could sensed something flaming there 😀

Let’s check it out.

The modern and sophisticated interior. Furthermore, it is cosy and air conditioned giving you the comfortability of dining experience with family and friends.

At Chili Fighter, its a whole new dining experience in Seremban. Bringing to you the Sichuan flavors all the way from China.

Where did you get the inspiration to open this restaurant in Seremban?

During my trip to China, I tasted the food there which I felt it was delicious. This is one of the popular food there. Hence it gave me the inspiration to start up one here in Seremban. I made several trips there; for the recipe, the ingredients. Apart from that, my chefs were sent there for training to ensure the flavors and taste are alike, replied Mr. Ang the owner of Chili Fighter.

A simple menu showing how to place an order.

Step 1: Select Vegetable/Meat

Step 2: Select Flavor (different types of chili flavor)

Step 3: Select the level of spiciness (super spicy,spicy, average or mild)

Although the menu is only printed in Chinese, but the staffs may assist you upon ordering.
(By the way, they are in the midst of preparing the English menu)

Ingredients are nicely arranged in trays in the refrigerator to retain its freshness.

The non-cooked ingredients are of assorted vegetables, meat & seafood.


Helen, helping herself to pick her choice of ingredients to be cook by the chef later on.

One of the staff there trying to explain to Helen, that for ingredients that are weighed above 500gram, you can choose to cook it in 2 different flavors.

Price is determined by its weight.Hence, you can see that the ingredients that we’ve picked is been weighed.
Sichuan cuisine, from Sichuan Province, is famous for its particularly “málà” numbing (麻) and spicy (辣)  taste resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique numbing flavor of Sichuan peppercorn.

We were recommended with the Crystal Fish (fish price varies from RM70 to RM90 depending on type of fish). Price is inclusive of ingredients as shown in photo. You may have some additional add on orders from the menu. i.e: extra lotus roots, vegetables, & etc. The fish dish portion is quite big. Above is “málà” flavor. I can take spicy food. But with ‘average spicy’ level is already sufficient to me.

So, why is it called Crystal Fish? Its called crystal fish because of the transparent like serving tray. Fish and necessary ingredients were all placed on the transparent tray then bring to boil on an induction cooker. This is cook at your dining table. Therefore you could experience the slowly simmer process.

We were also served with a different flavor called ‘Hot & Sour’ (酸辣).

When its started to boil, means its ready to dig in! 😀

 check out the bright red color soup base and the amount of dried chilies. I could feel the mild numbness on my tongue. But I wanted more. Because it is very ‘shiok’. The broth was flavorsome and spicy too.

The stir fry 田雞 (“field chicken”) with lotsa onions and long beans has milder spiciness. I do like the taste of its meat. It was tasty and tender.

 

Remember the ingredients we’ve picked earlier? The above 2 dishes were cooked in 2 different flavors. 2 different types of chili were used.

And one of the highlight was this chili used in the above dish.

These dishes are best to be eaten with a bowl of rice.


You can’t leave without having these drinks to chill you. 😀

Can you tolerate the spiciness? Dare to challenge yourself with more spicy food at Chili Fighter?

What’s more…Chili Fighter is offering 20% discount during the Grand Opening Day on 31 May 2017 .

Chili Fighter

Address: No. 197 & 198, Jalan S2 B14
70300 Seremban.

Operation Hours:

11:00AM – 3:00PM, 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Contact No. : 012-616 6428
 

Arabic Food at Restoran Belqis, Centrio Seremban 2

Recently, I had a good introduction of Arabian food at Restoran Belqis. Honestly, it was my first experience of trying out Arabic food.

To give you a clearer picture of Arabic food, the Arabic food is mainly a combination of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Indian food. It has been affected by the mingling of Arab and non-Arabs over the centuries.

The common herbs and spices used in Arabic food are; sesame, saffron, black pepper, allspice, turmeric, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, parsley and coriander. While for meat, chicken or lamb are used in most of the dishes.

Restoran Belqis is located at Centrio, Seremban 2 next to Soong Sisters Boutique. This restaurant is facing the main road.

A leftlet printed with their specialty dishes.

Chefs and servers are of Yemeni, offering you an authentic Arabic food.

Nothing too fancy but simple decorations with lamps and wall arts also the Arabian music played on background…you are definitely sure the purpose of you here. 😀

We started off with Hot Arabic Tea, one of the favorite hot tea in Arabic cuisine. It is black tea brewed with cardamom, clove and mint. If you like the milk tea version, then evaporated milk and cube sugar will be added to it.

Tabbouleh

is a vegetarian dish/salad made with finely chopped tomatoes, parsley and onions, seasoned with lime juice and olive oil.

Mix Grill

A combination of lamb shish kebab and chicken kebab, served with fries and greens. As for the dipping sauce, chili sauce and garlic cream sauce were given.

Shish kebab is a dish consisting of small cubes of meat or fish threaded on a skewer and grilled.

Salta

Salta is considered the national dish of Yemen.

The base is a brown meat stew called maraq, a dollop of fenugreek froth, and sahawiq or sahowqa (a mixture of chillies, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs ground into a salsa). Rice, potatoes, scrambled eggs, and vegetables are common additions to salta. It is eaten traditionally with Yemeni flat bread, which serves as a utensil to scoop up the food.

You are required to stir the dish before eating. The above is the result of after stirring. Now you can use their signature flat bread to scoop them up and eaten with it.

I must say that the combination was awesome! The thin and lightly crisp buttery flatbread goes perfectly with the salta.

Yemeni flatbread is eaten with bean dishes, scrambled eggs, and many other Yemeni savory dishes. It is made much like pizza dough with water, yeast, salt, and flour. Then, it is kneaded very well and set to rise and later cut to large rounds. Each round is then stretched, and warm ghee is spread over the stretched dough, it is folded over and more ghee is applied, and this process is repeated 1-3 times. All sides are pinched together to form a neat ball. After a few minutes of sitting, the round is stretched into a flat circular shape and placed on a makhbaza that is used in placing the dough on the wall of a hot taboon much like the tandoor. It is then glazed with  ghee and baked until the bottom is brown and with some browning on top.

Ta Daa…this rice platter was star of the day. Sufficient to serve a family or a group of friends. Combination of 4 different kind of rice.

Hanith Chicken/Lamb – is a type of dish where the lamb or chicken are wrapped in an aluminium foil with Arabian spices.

Kabsa Chicken/Lamb – is a type of rice which is served with chicken or lamb that are boiled using Arabian spices.

The rice was fluffy and not oily. It can be eaten with the light curry gravy or the rather appetizing (parsley+onion+tomatoes+olive oil+lime juice) gravy.

Hanith Lamb

Hanith dish can be served with any type of rice but preferable with mandhi rice. Hence, Mandhi is a traditional dish from Yemen. Mandhi is usually made from basmati rice, meat (lamb or chicken), and a mixture of spices. The meat used is usually a young and small sized lamb to enhance the taste further.

So, its a Yay or Nay? Why not pay a visit and determine it yourself. 🙂


Restoran Belqis

No. 165, Jalan S2 B22, Pusat Dagangan Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban.

Tel: 012-2913170 / 06-6014002

Operation Hours : 12pm – 12am (daily)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/restoranbelqis/

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

South Indian Food @Narayana Tea Stall, Seremban 2

What are the dishes that come across your mind when I mentioned about Indian Cuisine. “Banana Leaf Rice, Roti Canai, Indian Rojak & Curries”. If you’ve visited an Indian Restaurant before, you will be aware that the list does not stop there.

 

Indian cuisine can be divided into two mainstreams, North Indian and South Indian cuisine.

If you are in the vicinity of Seremban 2, you have to make a visit to Narayana Tea Stall serving South Indian Food.

Located at Uptown Avenue, Narayana Tea Stall start operating since September 2016 to serve the Malaysians a hearty Indian fare.

A retro concept restaurant with warm lighting, wall canvas prints, black leather seats, black and white floor tiles, creates a vibrant atmosphere. A nice place to gather family & friends.

Here, at the drinks counter, we watches Bakhi – the staff prepares drinks and his pulling (tarik) process to make a glass of nice teh tarik.

Their Tea or commonly known as Teh by the locals is the best seller.

Both husband and wife, the owner of Narayana Tea Stall.

…..together with their buddy Jasonraj and the experienced Chef Kicha. They are the important people to make great of this restaurant.

When asked, what is your best dish? “There’s no one ‘best dish’, because all our dishes are good”, laughed Sobana Krishnan – the lady boss who’s looking poise in her beautiful saree.

She also assured that food quality is their main concern here.

You can’t go without curry in an Indian cuisine. Spices are like the heart of Indian cooking. Spices are freshly ground. Spices that are commonly used are cumin, coriander, turmeric, fennel, mustard, clove star anise, cinnamon. Both fresh and dried chili are used in varying degrees for different curries.

Paneer 65

Paneer is a homemade Indian cheese. Its a delicious snack prepared by deep-frying spicy paste coated paneer cubes.

Onion Pakoda

Onion pakoda are deep fried snack that are made with chickpea flour, salt, light spices and onion (the main ingredient). It was light and crunchy. This can be an addictive snack/starter while waiting for your main food to arrive.

Chicken Pakoda

Similar recipe used as onion pakoda but the main ingredients is replaced with chicken slices.

Pepper Mushroom

A simple stir fry button mushrooms with black pepper.

Vegetarian Chicken

This is a vegetarian dish. Chicken is made of soy base.

Boneless Pepper Fish

Mysore Mutton

I usually do not like mutton, because of it has a very strong and distinctive flavor. However at Narayana Tea Stall, it did not stop me from trying. The ‘strong’ aftertaste was pretty mild and acceptable for me.

Chili Gobi

Gobi stands for cauliflower. This is a dish of cauliflower cooked with chili. Chilli Gobi is a tasty, lip-smacking dish which is loved by both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Ginger Chicken, was cooked with onions, capsicums, julienne ginger.

Claypot Vege Fish Curry

I love the curry. The spices did not overpower the taste of curry. Best to be eaten with rice. Few slabs of vege fish which look just like the ikan tenggiri.

Claypot Prawn Masala

All dishes are freshly cook. Its gravy is slightly creamier compared to the curry. Best eaten with rice.

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is one of the local favorite’s dish. Fluffy coconut rice served with condiments like egg, cucumber, peanuts and sambal (the most important sides).

Basic Set Vege Meal

……serves with rice, 3 type of vege dishes, vege curry,morru, rassam, papadam. The varieties of side dishes were good. Furthermore this look so neat and presentable.

If you need your protein, then you may add on choices of meat (chicken, mutton) or seafood.

Paper Dhosa

Dhosa or Thosai, is a type of pancake made from a fermented batter. Dhose is a typical part of the South Indian diet and popular all over the Indian subcontinent. Paper Dhosa is thinner sheet & crispier

compared to the ordinary dhosa. This is served with sambar (dhal curry), chutney (a semisolid paste made up of coconut, dal (lentils), green chilli and mint or coriander),

Dhosa Masala and paper dhosa uses the same batter. It is made in the usual way by soaking rice and lentils overnight in water and then grinding it to a batter. However dhosa masala is stuffed with potatoes.


Dhosa Rava, is different from the above dhosa in terms on the flour. Dhosa Rava is made from Sooji rava flour.

Vada, which look alike doughnut is a savory snack from India. It is served with sambar (dhal) for dipping.

Complete your meal with this Kesari for a sweet ending.

Narayana Tea Stall also featured at Tripadvisor.

In case you are worry about your wallet, here I attached the menu showing that you can dine in a classy restaurant with a pocket friendly price.

Narayana Tea Stall couldn’t be better without a good teamwork!

Would love to come back to try out their Nasi Briyani which was sold out that day. The Nasi Briyani is available daily.


Narayana Tea Stall

No.201, S2B14
Seremban 2, Uptown Avenue

Tel : 066030831

Operation Hours: 9:00AM – 10:30PM

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*cash term, pork free*

Meals @Ninja Kitchen Seremban

When I mentioned Ninja Joe, everyone would probably remember their signature pork burgers. It was then the first fast food outlet which serves delicious pork burgers.

Tell me, who doesn’t like pork burgers.

I remember how tedious it was when my mom has to prepare pork patties from scratch to make a delicious pork burger.

A short conversation with Pat, the person who manages the outlet.

Ninja Joe was created by Serembanian.

Why did you renamed Ninja Joe to Ninja Kitchen whereby the KL outlets are still remained as Ninja Joe?

After operating for a period of time, I noticed that the elderly people here are not too fond of burgers. I decided to make some changes to the menu which caters for patrons of all ages, young to old. Hence, I came up with the idea to add some Asian and local food to my menu. Therefore, that’s how I renamed the Seremban outlet to Ninja Kitchen.

Ninja Kitchen located at Matrix Court, Jalan Lobak. (same row as Tarot Cafe)

cosy environment here.


Pat was explaining the new addition. In Malaysia, we can’t live without Nasi Lemak. Do you agree? Hainanese Chops & Nasi Lemak are the local favorites.

Udonburi (udon), of Japanese style.

Donburi (rice) of Japanese style.

Together with my makan kakis, we started off with a glass of Coconut Shake (RM8.90), is one of their best seller drink. I was told that they uses all the natural ingredients from Coconut (without adding water) to blend a glass of refreshing coconut shake.

Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM12.90)

Its difficult to get a nice hainanese chicken chop these days. Ninja Kitchen did it well. Big slab of battered chicken which was well marinated. Goes well with the sauce they prepared.

If you are a fan of pork, perhaps you can go for Grilled Pork Chop (RM12.90). Having the same sauce as hainanese chicken chop but its replaced with pork. Pieces of pork were grilled to perfection. Meat remain tender and juicy. I was told that the meat was of pig’s shoulder. That gives a nice texture when you bite it.

Nasi Lemak Chili Chicken (RM9.90)

Looking at the vibrant colors, it sure gain some attractions. Rice was aromatic, fluffy and ‘lemak’. When I said lemak, it means it has rich santan taste. Rice and sambal plays an important role in a plate of nasi lemak. It comes with a piece of chili chicken, bull’s eye egg, sambal, peanuts & anchovies, cucumber, acar (seasonal). I also like their sambal, which cooks with anchovies and onions. Its not too spicy nor watery. Just nice for my liking.

Again, if you are a fan of pork, you can opt for Nasi Lemak Pork Chop (RM10.90). Voila…this is something I rarely find outside. Slab of boneless pork as sides in a plate of nasi lemak! Although its fried, but the meat still remain tender.

Cajun is one of their new burger. Delicious pork patty, caramelized onions, green bell pepper, tomato, lettuce and dressing, sandwiched between crispy burger buns.

Pokemon is another new burger. This was created due to the pokemon fever. Pork patty is wrapped in a fried omelet.

Battle between Cajun and Pokemon. I’ll go for Cajun. Hehe…I like the lil spicy after taste.

Wanna have some light snacks? Perhaps a Komba Bao (RM9.90). Comes with 3 tasty braised pork belly with shredded lettuce, sandwiched in a fried mantau bun.

Fried Chicken – 2pcs (RM8.90) has crispy flavorful skin (like the ayam goreng berempah), while the meat was juicy and tender.

Fried Chicken vs. Komba Bao? Arghhh…tough choice. I’m liking both of them!

Generally at Ninja Kitchen, the food prices are affordable. Nevertheless, apart from burgers Ninja Kitchen received very good response on their Hainanese Chicken Chop & Nasi Lemak.

Ninja Kitchen’s tagline; “In this place, we share everything from food to love.”

Ninja Kitchen Seremban

No. 20 Matrix Court at Lobak
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Operation Hours: 11am-10pm  (closed on Tuesdays)
*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*non-halal*
*cash term*

T4 Bubble Milk Tea @Uptown Avenue, Seremban

As of today, many of us are quite familiar with Bubble Milk Tea (珍珠奶茶). But how many of us actually understand the preparations. Today I’m going to provide you with some basic information about bubble milk tea.

T4 Bubble Milk Tea with tagline “Tea for U, Taiwan for U” is a franchised brand originate from Taichung, Taiwan. Having Taichung as their main and first outlet, T4 has now expanded to Malaysia.

In Peninsular Malaysia, Seremban is the first outlet. Located at Seremban 2 most hype area, Uptown Avenue. Parking is not really an issue here.

The simple setup and spacious room yet cosy environment to provide a comfortable area for dine in customers.

Bubble Tea is popular among the youngsters. But at T4, it is a suitable place for family members of all ages.

pro_img_11What makes T4 different from others? T4 uses “Jadeite Royal Tea”, the best reputation supreme tea in the market of beverage.

What do you use to sweeten the drink? Cube sugar that is extracted 100% from the sugarcanes.

Sai Kit, the friendly and outgoing outlet manager gave a brief talk about T4, the ingredients and also the preparations of the drink. He was also very patient to answer our queries.

The selections of freshly brewed tea. At T4, drinks flavors are prepared using syrup instead of powder form.

These are the ‘pearls’ before they are put to boil. They are made from tapioca and it turn into powder form when you crushed it. From the photo, you could see there are 2 different sizes of ‘pearls’. The normal size and the mini pearls.
The boiling duration for these pearls has to be 2 hours (optimal), in order to achieve the chewy texture. Otherwise it will be tough and rubbery if its undercooked. During the boiling process, no sugar were added, only water. Sai Kit also ensured that the freshness of the pearls are only up to 3 hours.

All the ingredients are brought in from Taiwan and its safe to consume. Sai Kit emphasized that all ingredients are prepared daily in order to maintain the freshness.

He also ensured that all staffs are well trained.

The one page menu shows the list of drinks that are served here. Price starts from RM4 onward. You can request for toppings add on, and also adjust the sugar level & ice level according to your taste bud. Besides that, some of the drinks can be served hot too.

My ideal choice would be 50% sugar level and standard or 80% ice. 🙂

The list of toppings are pearl (the common order), aloe, coconut jelly, coffee jelly, pudding, grass jelly, fig jelly, red bean, agar pearls. No idea which topping goes well or suitable for your drink? Fret not…the friendly staffs here would be happy to assist you.

Each cup of drink is manually prepared and well shaken, then a machine to seal the top of the cup with plastic cellophane.

  1. Passion Fruit Royal Tea
  2. Elegant Royal Rose Tea
  3. Jadeite Royal Tea
  4. Osmanthus Royal Tea
  5. Apple Royal Tea
  6. Honey Peach Royal Tea

The above list of tea series are thirst quencher, ideal during a hot day. Osmanthus Royal Tea was quite memorable. Its a basic tea without any flavoring. Hence, it also delivers a very fragrant tea flavor. My favorite pick from the above list, would be Elegant Royal Rose Tea. It has a unique flavor combination of tea & rose. Natural rose petals were added to enhance the taste. Feels so feminine.

  1. Taro Milk TeaI love this drink! Milk tea + Taro (Yam)
  2. Grass Jelly Honey TeaA refreshing drink. Grass jelly was smooth and literally slip down your throat as you drink it.
  3. Panda Milk TeaMilk tea (using Early Grey tea as tea base) with pearls and agar pearl. Gives you 2 different kind of chewing texture while you drink.
  4. Cream Crown Winter Melon (refer to the following photo)
  5. Oreo Potted Milk Shakesmooth ice that’s made of whipped cream & milk were layered with oreo on every alternate layers. It gives you a balance mixture of both milk & oreo crunch as you sip through the large straw.
  6. Passion Fruit Smoothieusing the real passion fruit, it is blended with ice till real smooth. Real passion fruit pulp were also included into the drink, to give you a crunchy and fruity feeling.

Cream Crown Winter Melon or any of the Cream Crown series, this is the method to drink it. Using the mini plastic cutter, make a slit on the cover, then you sip through the gap. Why do you drink it this way? To proportionate both creamer (the top layer) & winter melon tea (the bottom layer), would taste nicer this way. Quite special, I felt.

**iced drink may cause the tapioca balls (black pearls) to harden. Therefore its best to consume within one hour.

It was a wonderful journey with varies bubble tea here.

T4 Seremban

No. 301, S2/B13 Uptown Avenue
Seremban.

Tel : 06-601 8671
Operation Hours:
12:00PM – 11:00PM

Thank you T4 for these joyful drinks.

Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro

Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro open since April 2016. Located at the popular spot in Seremban 2, at Uptown Avenue. – a new western concept pub with a bar downstairs for a quiet drink and dinner. A sports bar upstairs with pool & 5 TV’s.

a drink at the lounge

one can enjoy a drink at the lounge.

Tall chairs seating area onlooking the main road.

A simple setup which gives me the ‘retro’ kind of atmosphere. On certain occasion, there would be live band performance here. Do check out their Facebook page for latest updates.

draught beer, bottled beer, jugs and tower beer are all served here.

I like the plaque saying “Keep Calm & Drink Beer”.

We were served with main course, burger and snack.

At Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro, its not just a variety of beers, but also food. The young and talented Chef William specializes in Western Food. So, it is not just a bar but also a place to eat good comfort food. Chef William also emphasized that no coloring ingredients were use in his cooking or dressing.

Chicken Chop – RM20.90

Grilled whole chicken thigh served with mashed potato and blanched vegetables.

Grilled Salmon – RM36.90

A thick slab of grilled salmon served with mashed potato and blanched vegetables.

Fish & Chip – RM20.90

Fried battered fish served with crinkled cut fries and some refreshing fruits salad.

They uses Dory fish for the Fish & Chip.

Jumbo Sausage Burger – RM18.90

Jumbo sausage burger drizzled with light mayonnaise sauce, served with crinkled cut fries and fruits salad.

Lamb Chop – RM30.90

Lamb was grill to perfection, served with mashed potato and blanched vegetables.

Grilled Sausages – RM11.90

Grilled sausage with a hint of black pepper would be a great beer pairing snack.

I would like to thank Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro for extending the invite.

Lastly, “Keep Calm & Drink Beer ehh”.

Alice and the Dragon Bar & Bistro

346 Jalan S2 B8, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Business Hours :

Tue-Fri:
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat-Sun:
6:00 pm – 2:30 am