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    Jumbo Seafood Gallery @ The Riverwalk, Singapore

    August 17th, 2014

    I have been a huge fan of crabs since young and visits to Singapore has always been like “Must eat Chilli Crab ok?” LOL
    And since we’ve never blogged about Jumbo, here goes! :)

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    Since Gordon Ramsay won Ang Kiam Meng of Jumbo Seafood Restaurant by a five-per-cent vote margin for the chilli crab dish during a Hawker Heroes challenge last year in Singapore, I suggested that we must have Jumbo’s Chilli Crab during our previous visit to Singapore.
    Chilli Crab, a food icon of Singapore with some of the best places to lap up this stunning creation include No Signboard Seafood Restaurant, Jumbo Seafood and Long Beach Seafood at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village which sits right by the beach at East Coast Park.
    But we pre-booked Jumbo like a must. Come to think of it, maybe it was because of Ramsay. Haha.

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    Wear your apron to avoid the mess!

    We’re pretty sure most of you would know Jumbo Seafood Gallery since it’s so famous! A Singapore home-grown seafood restaurant group that was established in 1987 with its first restaurant located in the popular East Coast Seafood Centre. We visited their Riverwalk outlet instead since their other outlets that we wanted to visit like East Coast & Riverside Point were full!

    Now they are a group of 5 restaurants: East Coast Seafood Centre, Riverside Point, The Riverwalk, NSRCC & Dempsey Hill. The 5 outlets all offer different menu features in addition to the regular award-winning signature dishes.

    Chilli Crab – SGD67.20
    Deep fried mini bun – SGD3.60
    What a beautiful crustacean. Infused and swimming in a pot of tasty, sweet & savoury sauce, created with a base of chilli and tomato sauces which will electrify your palate and satisfy your taste buds.
    The thick tangy sauce is made deliciously fragrant with garlic and rice vinegar, while thickening flour and egg ribbons are added to give the chilli crab dish the fluffy texture it’s known for.

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    For extra kick, remember to order some mantou (mini toasted buns), to scoop up or dip them into the thick gravy. Oh so addictive!

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    Jumbo claw for me :)

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    Homemade Beancurd – SGD24
    Silky smooth tofu drenched in flavoursome mushroom sauce, brimmed with generous amount of assorted mushrooms. Can finish a bowl of rice just with this dish.

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    Flaky Spicy Prawns – SGD33
    The prawns were bouncy and sweet, coated evenly with flaky cereal that gave the crispy texture plus hint of spices, without being too overwhelming.

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    Jumbo Seafood Gallery
    20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-48
    The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416
    Tel : 6534-3435 Fax : 6536-3836
    Business hours:
    Lunch : 12pm – 3pm (last order at 2.15pm)
    Dinner : 6pm – 12am (last order at 11.15pm)
    *Advised to make reservation before visiting to avoid disappointment. Especially on Public Holidays

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    Godiva Workshop with Chef Philippe: Ultimate Chocolate Experience!

    August 15th, 2014

    It makes us happy, it makes us fat. Well, not if you eat it properly.. Haha.
    It seduces us and reduces us to behaving like children in a sweet shop!
    It can even, according to the BMJ, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes.
    So rejoice, all fellow lovers of the cocoa beans!

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    Many have told us:

    Once you taste GODIVA chocolate, you know that it’s delicious. For real.

    We agreed :)

    GODIVA, a name that embodied the timeless qualities of passion, style, sensuality and modern boldness. Named after Lady Godiva by the chocolatier, with great legends, a lady on the horseback. It’s on their logo if you noticed, this is well-known as one of the creators of the world’s most elegant, hand-crafted chocolates, originated in Brussels, Belgium.

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    “To us, chocolate making is a real art. It starts with the most precious ingredient – the cocoa bean, which grows on trees in large cocoa pods.” – GODIVA Chocolatier

    Established since 1926 in Brussels by Joseph Draps, GODIVA Chocolatier has become one of the most prestigious chocolate brands in the world. The recipes of their founder and unique chocolate making process remain the secret of GODIVA superior quality, leading to GODIVA’s appointment as the official supplier to the Royal Court of Belgium!

    For over 80 years, from New York to Hong Kong, GODIVA Chocolatier has been bringing the best of Belgium to the world. It was really an honour & delight to join GODIVA’s very own Chef Philippe Daue, GODIVA’s Chef Chocolatier – Pacific Rim & China for a unique Chocolate School Session!

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    Before the class begins, Chef Philippe was telling us about the real way of savouring your chocolate, instead of just popping them into your mouth and munch them in quick seconds. Else, any great chocolate would be a waste!

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    Do you know the ways of “Savouring Fine Chocolate”? asked Chef Philippe. Here’s how:
    1. See – Observe the packaging. Good qualiy chocolate will be packaged with great quality material. The bar should have a radiant and consistent gloss, without white or grey marks. The colour should be appealing

    2. Hear – Break the piece in half. It should resonate with a resounding and satisfying “Snap!” and exhibit a fine gradient along the broken edge

    3. Smell – Smell especially at the break point. There should be a strong, intense and pleasant cocoa aroma. If the chocolate or the room is too cold, lightly rub the chocolate with the fingers to release all aromas.

    4. Taste – Place the chocolate on the tongue. Let it melt. Chew it only to break it into small enough pieces that it begins to melt on its own. This allow the cocoa butter to evenly distribute in the mouth which mutes any bitterness in the chocolate.
    As the chocolate melts, concentrate on the flavours that are enveloping your tongue. Melting will release more volatile compounds for you to smell. Close your eyes, enjoying this moment of bliss, and bask in contentment :)

    After that, Chef Philippe demonstrated on how to make our own Chocolate Truffles!
    And we were led to our respective work stations to make our own with guidances from the chefs :)

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    Dried fruits and nuts for decorations

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    Fun times with chocolate begins!
    Here’s Chris and his melted chocolate :)

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    Time to fill in the mould – first step of truffles making
    Fatboybakes – the pro baker in action! :)

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    Truffles Collection – the utmost sensation of smoothness and crunchiness.
    FYI, truffles are traditionally made with a chocolate ganache centre coated in chocolate, icing sugar, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts. This time we coated ours with toasted nuts for the extra crunch.

    Here’s the simple steps of Godiva Chocolate taking Shape!

    1. Melting the chocolate
    2. Tempering the chocolate
    3. Melting the chocolate shells in
    4. Filling with Godiva ganaches
    5. Closing the shells
    6. De-molding the chocolate pralines
    7. Decorating the Godiva pralines
    8. Enjoying your creation!

    These may look and sounds easy, but each steps of chocolate creation requires a lot of patience. And knocking. Haha! As we were told that most of the time will be spent on knocking out the excess bubbles/ air so that a perfect praline could be formed.

    Piping in GODIVA ganache into the coated mould

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    Perfect pralines knocked out from the moulds

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    Time to coat them with toasted nuts! Hello Chef Chris :)

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    We were also taught how to make simple chocolate disc with the choco pipes that we filled and decorate them with dried fruits & nuts.

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    As the workshop finishes, Godiva surprised us with a gift to take home with us as well.
    Their GODIVA Chocolate Gold Collection: a colourful palette loaded with five most loved GODIVA chocolate ingredients: hazelnut pralinés, ganaches, carrés, caramels and nuts chocolate series. Love them all!

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    Through this GODIVA Chocolate School Session, we’ve learnt to appreciate chocolate more and after all the steps we’ve been through with Chef Philippe, we somehow thought chocolate tasted yummier than ever with GODIVA!

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    Go get your chocolates from GODIVA from their existing retail outlet.
    For more info, please visit: http://www.godiva.my/

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    Pangkor Laut Resort Day 2: Emerald Bay, Chapman’s Bar & Fisherman’s Cove

    August 10th, 2014

    Continued from Day 1 BabyMoon @ Pangkor Laut Resort :) Read more HERE!

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    Started the refreshing Day 2 on Pangkor Laut Resort being greeted by nice weather as we got out from our villa, ready for breakfast!
    WARNING: Picture loaded ahead! As we’ve got a whole day here!

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    While waiting for the shuttle service :)

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    Here’s our full day activity for Day 2. Pampered with good food and relaxation :)

    #1 BREAKFAST @ Feast Village
    Culinary offerings from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond that features a patisserie, cafe, Chef’s table and wine cellar where guests can purchase wines of their choice. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner.
    Our beautiful morning begun by making our way to this Feast Village for our big breakfast before we continue our activity throughout the day :)
    Spoilt with choices, savour yourself with different types of cuisines; from Malaysian delights, Western fix or even some Chinese cum Indian tasty surprises!

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    #2 Jungle Trekking (for Chris)
    This activity starts at 10am every morning by gathering at the Library behind the main lobby. You will then be briefed by the resident naturalist beforehand. This was a 2-hour jungle trekking activity where it opens your eyes up to a lot of what nature offers, and the resident naturalist will be your fount of information about the flora and fauna of the island.

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    The journey started from walking along the beaches and villas before entering the jungle behind, accompanied by informations about the island as well. Chris explored the jungle treks through the rainforest accompanied by their experienced and informative resident naturalist. The walks are free of charge and offer a fascinating insight into the spectacular virgin rainforest that is estimated to be over 2 million years old. Some of the interesting wildlife you may spot on the island include crab-eating macaque monkeys, fruit bats, tropical monitor lizards and yellow pied hornbills.

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    Chris also got to crane his neck to peer up at the tall trees in the rainforest while climbing up the small hills under the cool canopy of trees. It was kinda sloppy, so I’m advise to wait for him at the Emerald Bay instead :)

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    #3 Laze & Swim @ the EMERALD BAY
    While Chris went for his jungle trekking activity, I made a stop on the Emerald Bay myself with #miniC! His last stop will be at the Emerald Bay so I will just have to wait for him there while hanging out with my book, took a walk on the beach and nap on the beach chair with sea breeze brushing my face. When Chris reached, we had a small photo session on the beach as the weather was great that day. Even better than during our Minimoon.

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    Hello miniC :)

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    #4 LUNCH @ Chapman’s Bar
    Located Right on the Emerald Bay, is where Chapman’s Bar is lay. So do plan your lunch route here after Emerald Bay for convenience. Just a short walk from your beach chair, we got our yummy lunch fare after chilling out on the beach, rounds of photos-taking session & Chris’s jungle trekking activity.
    This bar is named after a famous British Colonel who sought refuge at Emerald Bay before his dramatic escape by submarine in 1945.
    They used to serve course meals but they have revamped their menu just recently and turn it into buffet style during our visit, serving Asian cuisines with local flavours from Malay, Chinese to Indian like satays, chicken rice, noodles, BBQ items and more!

    **Note: Just last week, the Chapman’s Bar have decided to revert back to their usual ala-carte / course meals instead of buffet sessions like this. Better food quality we bet :) You could have a look at the ala-carte meals that we had before HERE

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    Cold Ginger Ale on the beach!

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    #5 Pool Time @ Lap Pool

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    Passed by their tennis court on our way to the pool.

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    After the swim, we got back to our room to bath and rest.
    Chris just gotta get some white wine while he bathes! Enjoying the hot tub and sounds of the sea with his glass of wine :)

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    #6 SUNSET CRUISE
    Our evening was made memorable by starting out with a refreshing beverage at sea on board at Pangkor Laut Resort’s teakwood Oriental junk. Captain Desa and his friendly crew took us out to the sea, leisurely cruise around the island to witness the beautiful sunset with visits to some of the islands beautiful bays.

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    A private cruise just for us! And the weather was just so perfect.

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    During our cruise, we were served with a choice of refreshing non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and appetizers from the crew while relaxing on the main deck or on the loungers and day beds on the upper deck. Yes, enjoyed free flowing soft drinks, house wine or beer as we admire the island from the sea, bathed in the golden hues of the setting sun.

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    Hello! This is our Captain on board!
    He stopped by the perfect spot for us to witness the breathtaking view of sunset on sea.
    Also, he had very interesting stories to tell about the island too! Very entertaining.

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    The other side of PLR: The Estate.
    Even more luxurious than you could ever imagine.

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    According to Captain Desa, once the sun touches the horizon line on the sea, it takes exactly one minute for it to go all the way down! Ok. I certainly didn’t know that. Haha. We then count down all the way together!

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    This was a magical experience with the most breathtaking views of the island at sunset. Love!

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    #7 DINNER @ Fisherman’s Cove
    Right after our sunset cruise, we then walked leisurely to Fisherman’s Cove for our romantic dinner for 2.
    Sets at the wooden deck adjacent to the Spa Village, on top of the breezy sea, Fisherman’s Cove made it a romantic scene for dinner. Live acoustic band that sets in the lovely environment, candlelit tables enriched by the sound of the sea & dimmed surroundings that bagged the winning ambiance for fine dining.
    They also have an open kitchen where patrons can get to enjoy how the chefs hustle with their Western grill, fresh seafood, Italian cuisine and delightful desserts.
    Please take note that this restaurant welcomes children aged 16 years and above for the comfort of all their guests. Proper dress code is required with collared-shirt, full-length trousers and shoes for gentlemen and smart casual wear for ladies.
    Have to give a big shout-out to the Fisherman’s Cove as their food was delicious and memorable. Furthermore, their excellent service is certainly worth another praise.

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    A selection of bread to start with, with homemade herb butters!

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    Amuse-bouche
    Literally translated as “mouth amuser” in French. A single, bite-sized first course served before appetizers.

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    Appetizers
    Seared Foie Gras
    Looks almost like a mini burger, the foie gras was perfectly seared and mounted on the caramelized mangoes & fungus confit below it. Different textures and flavours on every layer has created a myriad of surprises to our palate.

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    Crystal Prawns
    Served with rock melon & roasted walnuts. Once again, very fresh prawns with that crunch and this pairing with melon and walnuts was refreshing and the flavours are certainly not over the top.

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    Rock Lobster Bisque
    Served with Lobster mash, saffron, sweet potato chips on the side. A very rich preparation of tummy-warming soup. Dip your breads into them!

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    Lime Sorbet served in between for “palate cleansing” :)

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    Main Course
    Pangkor Laut Seafood Pyramid (for 2 to share)
    A huge portion of chef’s recommended seafood selections. Consisting 8 types of seafood that includes: Lobster, tiger prawns, crabs, squids, fish fillet, scallops, clams & mussels, they were remarkably fresh that night. So much crustaceans and seafood goodness in one plate.
    This platter was also served with 3 different types of creamy sauce to go with the seafood.

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    Desserts
    Dark Chocolate Almond Cake with glazed cocoa topping and vanilla ice-cream

    Spring Rolls
    Wrapped with chocolates & topped with vanilla ice-cream

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    This ends our Day 2 with Pangkor Laut Resort. Awaiting more excitement on our last day with this luxurious resort on Day 3! Stay tune!

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    Cicada Market @ Hua Hin, Thailand

    August 5th, 2014

    For the detailed Hua Hin travel itinerary, CLICK BELOW:
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    Cicada market is definitely not your usual Thailand street night market! Operating since October 2010, the Cicada Market in Hua Hin has become one of the area’s most popular open-air markets!
    It has definitely stand out for itself as this market is more of a platform for local artists to exhibit and sell their work, with a weekly schedule of live entertainment that includes local bands, international acts, theatre, performance art and various derivations of dance.

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    This market is created as a medium of connection to artists, creators, designers, tourists, students and community through integrating culture and arts with lifestyles.
    As an art market with atmosphere of Hua Hin, this place is a source of contemporary art in various fields, including the invention of handmade decorative items, fashion clothes, collectible secondhand items and little products with innovative ideas to be displayed and sold in open-style mat and shops.

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    All things handmade!

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    Hand-drawn cute T-shirts designs!

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    Local artists operate from cute stalls! And yes, they painted every single masterpiece themselves.

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    So tempted to bring this umbrella home!

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    Here comes the bride! Can’t resist to get his pretty veil for our cousin!

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    Their setting is like in a tropical garden, whereby the ambiance is relaxed, stylish and bohemian, with paths illuminated by lanterns and fairy lights and art installations throughout.

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    This market is also divided into 4 sections: Art A La Mode, Cicada Art Factory, Amphitheater and Cicada Cuisine. There are also 2 indoor galleries, known as The Art Factory which display the works of local artists and university students, plus a rotation of touring national and international exhibitions. Visitors can buy the art on display, or have their portrait sketched by one a local artist!

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    Love their Tourist Information Centre which they named it the Hua Hin Lifestyle Library. Equipped with computers, maps and infos, one can find out lots more about Hua Hin. Everything inside is so vintage and pretty!

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    s you stroll along the night market, you will notice an amphitheater that offers different schedules of events which includes music, dance, theatre and more. Depending in which weekend, we can enjoy traditional Thai dance, magic shows, comedy, local musicians, b-boy and street dance competitions. We managed to watch some b-boy and live band performances while doing our shopping!

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    This is Cicada Cuisine. I lovetheir open are that offers a picturesque garden dining area. Food vendors here sells a wide range of Thai street foods with lots of local specialties. If you do not wish to have Thai food, there are also some selections of Chinese, Korean BBQ, western food etc.
    Grilled fresh seafood here is also a specialty! Eyeing on those barbecued seafood :)

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    Coffee Break!
    We stopped by a cute cafe by the name of Coffee Corner. Too hot must have cold coffee & cold milk tea!
    Every cafe we stopped by in Hua Hin also never fail to melt us with its cuteness. Decos, petite table & chairs, and settings.

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    Iced Cappuccino – 60 Baht / Iced Milk Tea – 40 Baht

     

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    How to get there?
    Cicada Market is easily accessible via cab or tuk tuk. As we booked a van, so it’s not a problem :)
    It’s located in the Khao Takiab area, about ten-minute drive from Hua Hin Night Market. Located opposite the entrance to the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

    Opening times?
    They are only open on Weekends: every Friday, Saturday from 4pm to 11pm and Sunday 4pm to 10pm.

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    Pangkor Laut Resort Day 1: C ♥ C BabyMoon & Uncle Lim’s Special Birthday Feast Preview

    August 2nd, 2014

    It has been almost 2 years since we last stepped into a temporary paradise at Pangkor Laut Resort for our MiniMoon :) Well you could read more about it here by clicking the picture below. Also, you could learn about how their Resident’s Package works, which is very worth it.

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    And here we are again!
    Back to Pangkor Laut Resort for more indulgence and for our BabyMoon!
    Thanks to PLR for making this happen :) A much needed break to find relaxation from work and we’re sure you’ll need this too.
    Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on their Emerald Bay, with trees that cast slender shadows along the stretch of golden sand, the sparkling, azure ocean beckons you in for a swim. Lush rainforest, glorious sun and sea. After your dip, stroll back hand in hand to your spacious villa for a warm bath overlooking the sea and fluffy bed. Before getting ready for a leisurely seafood dinner, you can wander out onto your private balcony and listen to the surf. We could do this everyday! :)
    Such delighting the senses.

    At the waiting area of Marina Island @ Lumut, waiting for our boat transfer and it was just a 15 minutes journey to Pangkor Laut Resort! Safe for preggers like me! Hehe. For the boat schedules, do check out their official website for the different time allocation: http://www.pangkorlautresort.com/
    Also, just leave your luggage with them at the jetty and they will be with you in your room when you arrive!

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    The weather was just so perfect that day :) Blessed.

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    Time to board our boat and we just gotta take some selfie! :)
    And also thanks to the beautiful couple who sat in front of us for a more complete pic. Haha.

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    On our way to being pampered at the YTL resort!

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    Upon reaching their Pangkor Laut Resort’s jetty, we were greeted by one of their friendly staff, Loges. Ushered to their main lobby for another welcome drink and wet towel to refreshen up. Also, there will be a short briefing that were given personally to ensure we know our whereabouts, facilities and how to get around the island plus restaurants.

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    Before checking out our villa, we had lunch at one of their dining options:
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    Royal Bay Beach Club
    The restaurant overlook the infinity pool serves a selection of Asian and Western favourites for lunch. In the evening, the restaurant will transform into a chic chill-out lounge serving cocktails and other beverages.

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    Appetizers
    Mushroom Salad
    Slow-roasted portobello mushroom on organic fields of greens and creamy egg dressing. Oh yes, we’ve had this during our last visit but we can’t resist from ordering the same again as it’s my favourite salad on the island. This time, much bigger portobello!

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    Rendang Quesadilla
    Tortilla filled with slow-cooked chicken rendang , coriander-mint sour cream and guacamole , with heirloom tomato salad on the side. Highly recommended by the staffs, this tortilla was crispy and rendang were not too spicy too. Even children can take them. Love their selections of yummy dips with different flavour. Our favourite was coriander-mint sour cream.

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    Mains
    Club Pizza
    We selected three toppings: beef pepperoni, shrimp & mushrooms. Shrimps were absolutely fresh and the presentation was really pretty. However, their dough was kinda thick to our liking. Would have been perfect if it’s thinner and crispier.

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    Roast Chicken
    Rosemary Roasted Chicken, served with rustic potatoes & ratatouille. No complains, very well marinated chicken roasted to perfection and the sauce was delicious.

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    Desserts
    Apple & Blueberry Crumble served with raspberry sorbet
    Since Chris is not a very “berry” person, so I walloped the berries! Crumbly, sweet and sourish combination that we love. One side of the crumb is centred by apple while the other end with blueberry.

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    Daily selections of Ice-Cream & Sorbet (double scoop)
    Vanilla ice-cream & Raspberry sorbet
    Although I was tempted to choose over creme brûlée, but the weather calls for ice-cream! Our #minic loves ice-cream too. Haha.

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    After a round of tummy-filling feast, we were walked to our room which is one of the Sea Villas! Since our last visit was at their Hill Villa, our stay at their Sea Villa this time around is totally a different experience.

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    Time to check out their room on the sea!
    Our Villa!

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    A beautiful wooden door opens to the first panoramic view terrace complete with reclining chairs and table. With charming interiors, wooden furnishings, nice comfy bed and a very spacious bathroom too! To be precise, a bathroom with panoramic window on the sea!

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    Mangosteen for bath & toiletries.
    Love the different fruit flavours they used for shampoo, conditioner, shower gel & lotion. We smell like a fruit after bathing! And sea salt provided for a soothing, relaxing and stress alleviating bath.

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    An invitation to their cocktail session in the evening :)

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    Complimentary fruit basket! Just what I needed most. Constipation’s a pain during pregnancy you know. Haha.

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    Too comfortable enjoying the sea breeze till #miniC says “Do Not Disturb” Lol.

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    Time for picture!

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    n between, you could take a dip at their pool near the Royal Bay Beach Club or take a walk on the beach.

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    Hello feet! :)

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    Time really flies and it’s DINNER time already!

    At Uncle Lim’s Kitchen!

    From our villa to the Uncle Lim’s Kitchen, it’s just a walkable distance away so we don’t need to take their shuttle service provided :)

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    This restaurant is a spherical layed-out restaurant built on top a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea. It was named after the chef who has been with the Resort since its inception.
    Uncle Lim’s specialises in Nyonya and Hockchew Chinese-style home cooking. All dishes are inspired by the unique products available locally, and made to each guest’s individual tastes and requirements. Love their exotic flavours of the East.

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    Many have asked, “Who is Uncle Lim?” “Does he really exist or just a name?” “Is he related to the YTL’s family?”
    Uncle Lim is actually Pangkor Laut Resort’s oldest employee and head chef. This year, he is celebrating his 80th birthday along with 29 years of solid service at the resort!
    In commemoration of this momentous event and appreciation for his years of dedication, his team of apprentice have prepared a special birthday feast incorporating Uncle Lim’s favourite home-style recipes!

    In conjunction with Uncle Lim’s 80th birthday, Pangkor Laut Resort is offering guests the exclusive opportunity to enjoy this celebratory menu as:

    • Complimentary Dinner Upgrade for the Uncle Lim’s Special Birthday Feast
    • For guests who book the ever-popular Resident’s Package
    • Travel period to Pangkor Laut Resort from 1st September to 31st December 2014.

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    Uncle Lim’s Special Birthday Feast
    Available 1st September to 31st December 2014
    MYR360++ per couple
    **One Complimentary Dinner Upgrade for guests who book Resident’s Package**

     

    Four Seasons Platter
    Lo-Bak, Sweet Sour Prawns, Foo Yoong Egg, Calamari with Peanut sauce
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    Hock Chew Fish Maw Soup
    .
    Select four from the following items:
    Stir-Fried Sea Cucumber with black mushrooms and broccoli
    Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab served with Kampung Koh Chilli Sauce
    Fantasy Lobster – diced and stir-fried with Prawn paste
    Aromatic Steamed Pangkor Grouper – fresh from the fisheries of Pangkor Island and fragranced with lemongrass and chilli
    Stir-Fried Scallops with Ginger Wine
    Braised Abalone with Homemade Beancurd
    Herbal Chicken- steamed free range chicken with traditional Chinese herbs
    .
    Hock Chew Red Rice Wine Mee Sua
    with handmade thin wheat noodles from Pangkor Island
    .
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    Here are just some of the dishes from the above menu!

    Four Seasons Platter
    Lo-Bak, Sweet Sour Prawns, Foo Yoong Egg, Calamari with Peanut sauce
    Such colourful appetizers! Love to dip the Lo-Bak with the Kampung Koh Chili they provide. Prawns and calamaris were very fresh too.

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    Hock Chew Fish Maw Soup
    Tummy warming, palate igniting, and addictive. Chris isn’t really a big fan as he doesn’t like sour taste so much. I personally love it as it’s tangy, sweet, spicy and sourish.

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    Braised Abalone with Homemade Beancurd
    Silky smooth and the sauce goes very well with the rice.

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    Fantasy Lobster – diced and stir-fried with Prawn paste
    Beautifully presented :) The lobster were fresh but we personally prefer a less overwhelming taste to our lobster and we can taste their freshness more. The prawn paste was flavoursome but somehow overtook the freshness that one can indulge.

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    Too full till no more room for desserts! Lol.
    Enjoyable dinner with the night breeze. Hand in hand, we strolled back to our room, carrying our tummies and #miniC! Haha.
    Stay tune for our Day 2 experience! :)

    For those who are interested in the Residents’ Package, you book your stay with with Pangkor Laut Resort via:
    Their website: http://www.pangkorlautresort.com/
    Call YTL Travel Centre at +603 2783 1000
    or Email [email protected]

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    The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Bakery @ Damansara Kim, PJ

    July 22nd, 2014

    Cutting-edge cuisine has its place, but sometimes you just want a hearty meal with your favourite comfort foods. We’ve heard many people saying, “As everything around us changes faster than ever, there’s always comfort in things that stay pretty much the same” :)
    Which what makes one happy.
    In this era of food anxiety, it’s no wonder we sometimes feel the need to throw the book away and tuck into foods that remind us of simpler times.
    Like what we felt when dining at:

    The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Bakery

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    During the past years, we noticed many young restaurateurs has stepped up to the mark and opened their own independent ventures. And this include Marcus & Mei Wan, these are the 2 brilliant partners behind this restaurant tucked away on the shop-house street in PJ.
    With an infusion of energy, delicious food and fresh ideas, these youthful crop of business owners is forseen to rise to the top and, at the same time, helping to shape the future of the local dining industry. Oh yeah.

    Opened just this year, Marcus & Mei Wan originally runs a supper club based in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. With this new outlet in town, they continue to serve Modern American comfort food using local produce.
    During the day, they serve pastries, breads, cakes other sweets at their bakery. As the night pours in, their restaurant is ready to serve dinner plates for sharing. So, you get different kind of experience at a different time :)

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    We love how simple yet sophisticated their interior turned out to be as you step in. Clean, bright, white plus wooden furnishings.

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    Sharing pitchers
    Lemongrass & ginger fizz – RM25
    Highly recommended by Marcus, it was really refreshing and a clean start to our palate before the indulgence.

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    Dinner for sharing

    Small Plates
    Citrus salad, grilled calamari, capers & shallot vinaigrette – RM24
    Nicely presented with its colours from the citrus fruits, the combination of calamari and greens was really matching. Chewy and moderately flavoured.

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    Large Plates
    Pork belly, apple reduction & watercress – RM46
    Absolutely adore this portion of pork belly. I’m personally not a big fan of fatty meats but you just gotta have a few bites. The amount of lean and fats were just right and not overly satiating. With combination of sauces from the apple reduction and mash beneath that balanced the flavours of sweet and catchy, it was memorable.

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    Buckwheat fried chicken, thai basil crisps & pomelo salad – RM38
    Also known as their flagship chicken, it was really crispy and aromatic. It’s been a while since we really enjoyed fried chickens. Haha.

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    Desserts
    Dark Chocolate Tart with Almond Tuiles – RM15
    Crunchy, crumbly and very enriching!

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    Earl Grey Crème Brûlée with Shortbread fingers – RM15
    Fragrant and creamy, there’s really nothing like cracking through the caramelized sugar layer to reveal the smooth custard underneath. And the shortbread made us missed Scotland so much!

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    *Non-Halal*
    The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Bakery
    23, Jalan SS20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya
    Opening Times:
    Bakery: Tues – Sun: 10am – 5.30pm
    Restaurant: Tues – Sat: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (last order at 9.15pm)
    *Sunday Brunch : 10am – 2pm
    *Closed on Mondays

    To view their menu: http://www.thekitchentable.com.my/

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    Marshall’s Burger @ SS15, Subang Jaya

    July 15th, 2014

    The burger culture in Malaysia is no longer dominated by major fast-food chain in town with many independent burger joints joining the burger rave. The popularity of burgers remains on top despite many judgmental thoughts of fast foods like these would leave quite a flimsy aftermath in our body and the menu could get boring. Well, not anymore in a “today-burger joint”!

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    Well, not just another burger joint. Really. Not as simple as that. Who are we talking about that has just landed not long along from Pearl of the Orient (Penang) to Subang Jaya SS15?

    Marshall’s Burger

    Despite the mushrooming of many burger themed outlets, Marshall’s Burger is still slicing straight to the meat of the matter. So, hats off to this new burger outlet of today. Also, we are not exactly getting our cravings for our burger of choice settled so easily nowadays at typical fast food joints, do we? Difficult on our wallet, same old selections, you name it.
    At Marshall’s, they offer in-house made patties from imported beef, daily fresh pork patty and chicken thigh. Serving humble juicy burgers by getting all burger basics right, we personally think their burgers have nailed it, in terms of locking the juiciness of the patty. So, wave goodbye to frozen patties, MSG & preservatives! Yay!
    We were really surprised learning that Marshall’s actually started off as a roadside burger stall in Pulau Tikus, Penang selling burgers with precessed meat patties initially. When they finally kicked off for their burger venture in 2012 where they introduced their famous pork burgers, the overwhelming response in Penang have made them decided to bring more of this delicious burger options to Klang Valley!

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    At Marshall’s Burger SS15, it’s not about those gourmet burger laid out on your table. It’s all about simplicity when it comes to their ambiance, set-ups and even menu. A casual place for us to hang out for some burger issues :)

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    Pork, beef, chicken & fish. Each category has different selections. Whether you like yours with cheddar or bacon, double patties etc, take your pick! Also, Marshall’s have creatively named their categories in cute names!:

    • The Fat Piglet (pork)
    • The Bull (beef)
    • Small Fry (fish)
    • Bacon special chicken thigh (chicken)

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    All burgers come in a set with side of either Fries or Onion Rings with a soft drink that you can pick from their fridge yourself.
    Another plus point that we love about Marshall’s was, they introduced spicy burgers! FYI, Spicy burgers are available in pork, beef and chicken meat, but not fish. No additional charges for the spicy version. What shall we say?
    All burgers are grilled to just the right perfection that locked the juiciness of the patty. And if you opt for the spicy sauce that is well-infused into the patty, it would be a new favourite for strong-flavoured person as it was well-suited with our local tastebuds.

    PORK
    The Fat Piglet – RM13.50
    Pork patty with 2 slices of bacon. We decided to have this version in their homemade spicy sauce. Sweet, spicy savoury sauce. The juicy pork patty was such a perfect match with the crispy bacon. Oh, we love pork burgers!

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    Hawaiian Piggy – RM15.50
    Talk about the combination of juicy pork patty, cheddar and a sliced pineapple. Never think twice when ordering this. The combo of sweetness from the pineapple that also tenderizes the meat, it’s a tropical match with the pork.

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    BEEF
    Bacon Special Beef – RM13.50
    The patties stayed deliciously moist and was topped with 2 slices of bacon. A comfort food most people would love, especially beef lovers.

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    FISH
    Big Fry – RM15.50
    We decided to go for this 2 fish fillet plus cheddar burger that was drizzled with Marshall’s homemade tartar sauce. I personally love their tartar sauce (that comes in orangey yellow instead of typical white ones) very much. We even had this as dip to our fries and onion rings! Goes really well with their fish no doubt :)

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    Think you might get bored with just plain ketchup or chilli sauce for dipping, they have their very own Marshall’s sauce that was fueled by fun flavours with mixtures of mustard in it too! Very addictive we warn you :)

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    Say hello to another great burger outlet :)
    They have another outlet at Damansara Uptown by the way :)

    *Non-Halal*
    Marshall’s Burger
    23G, Jalan SS15/2A,
    Subang Jaya, 47500,
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
    Opposite Aeon Big
    Tel: +603 5612 2169

    Business hours
    Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm – 10pm
    Friday – Sunday 12pm – 11pm
    (Closed on Mondays)

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    BBQ Thai: Thai Street Food @ Jalan Klang Lama

    July 11th, 2014

    We love Thai food!
    Who doesn’t? :)
    Have always been a huge fan of those profusion of exotic flavours and fragrances from the Thai spices that made these flavours seemingly inexhaustible. Whether it be juicy pieces of grilled pork or a fiery bowl of ‘Tom Yum’ soup, they are all just thrilling to our tastebuds. We personally still prefer authentic Thai food if compared to those fusion Thai.

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    Having heard of the jam-packed Thai restaurant located just next to Coco Steamboat at Jalan Klang Lama, we’ve been yearning to pay them a visit but sometimes the waiting gets in our way. We finally beat the fear of waiting and hungry tummies and made a visit to BBQ Thai: Thai Street Food on a weekend!
    Lucky us, we do not need to wait too long before they got us our seats.

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    As the name suggest, do not expect a posh or classy ambiance. Its designs are unique in a way that it churned out an atmosphere whereby patrons would feel like they’re dining in Thailand. Decos like “Tuk-tuk”, old school bike, and wooden huts of different colours. We didn’t make any reservations and so we gotta seat outdoors. It could be quite stuffy when the crowd was humungous. Serving the best Thai delights we’ve heard, let’s check out!

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    Though it was written clearly that we have to wait at least 40 minutes for the food, after ordering, the food came pretty fast without much waiting! Since it was our first time, we ordered their best sellers/ hot items for a try :)

    Seafood Tom Yum – RM20
    Would never miss this quintessential Thai aroma! A bold, refreshing blend of fragrant lemongrass, chilli, galangal, lime leaves, shallots, lime juice etc that shapes this classic soup, but somehow it’s still not the best tom yum we’ve had after all when we tasted the next dish which was the “Kem Som” steamed fish! But it was loaded with seafood though :)

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    “Kem Som” steamed Siakap in Thai Special Sauce – RM48
    We all really love our sharing of “kem som” with it’s bold & sourish taste. Not too spicy too!

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    BBQ Pork Neck – RM28
    Juicy meat grilled to perfection. We personally thought this was better than A Wet Thai’s version! Love the green chilli dip too that gave the extra kick!

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    Green Curry Chicken – RM20
    Green curry was kinda normal but still flavoursome t go with our rice.

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    Kangkung with Garlic – RM13
    We would order kangkung everytime!

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    Group picha!

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    *Non-Halal*
    BBQ Thai – Thai Street Food
    17 Lorong Jugra, Off Batu 3 1/3
    Jalan Klang Lama,
    58000 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603 798 19888
    Business hours: 5.00pm – 1.00am

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    Whimsical Gelateria & Caffe by Cielo Dolci @ Publika, KL

    July 7th, 2014

    Whimsical.
    I’ve always adore this adjective that reflects a playfully quaint or fanciful moment. Colourful & a bit mischievous :) And only recently, we learnt that a new wonderland that brought out the best of hot cold experience together was named Whimsical.
    This is not just a frozen fantasy but a dream come true brought to you by Cielo Dolci @ Publika, KL.

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    Here’s Whimsical Gelateria & Caffe by Cielo Dolci

    As you may already know Cielo Dolci has done a great job in their artisanal gelato experience. Here at Whimsical, they decided to bring the adventure further. Like how?
    What about gelato & coffee pairings?
    Incorporating gelato into food items perhaps, even breakfast or salads?
    Nasi Lemak Gelato anyone? They continues to surprise patrons with unexpected flavours.
    Expect a hot & cold showcase at Whimsical!

    Their shop front portrays an ice cream hut that doesn’t really display its gelato like Cielo Dolci at Paradigm Mall. At this front counter, one can try the different flavours of gelato that are individually stored in Pozzetti tubs in stainless steel storage to keep them perfectly insulated for the smooth gelato texture assurance.

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    Cute ice cream on wall

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    Coffee + Breakfast + Gelato = love

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    Americano – RM7

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    Cafe Latte – RM10

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    Let’s have a hot & cold breakfast!

    Whimsical Breakie – RM29.50
    An assembly of breakfast with lamb sausages, beef bacon strips, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans, scrambled eggs with savoury waffles. There’s no gelato for this sharing but if you order the order breakfast spread of rise & shine, you could pair your breakfast with Cielo Dolci Beef Bacon Gelato!

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    Duck on the Run! RM23.90
    A stack of smoked duck, caramelized onion & poached eggs on waffle & finishes with house hollandaise sauce. Love this preparation very much as we usually have our boring order of egg Benedict (which we are never tired of). This combination of salty and sweet taste together (duck + caramelised onion) was a perfect couple. Just wish the waffle was a bit more crispier :)

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    Whimsical Waffle – RM21.90
    Sweet waffle topped with Cielo Dolci Vanilla Cinnamon Gelato and a myriad of strawberry, drizzled with chocolate ganache & roasted almond flakes.

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    Not enough Cielo Dolci Gelato? Go get extra scoops! We had double scoops at RM12.90 (additional RM1 for premium flavour): Pistachio (premium flavour) & Lavender Honey

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    With the BFF Ivy :)

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    Whimsical Gelateria & Caffe by Cielo Dolci
    D2-G3-05, Solaris Dutamas, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1
    50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Tel: +603 6419 0966

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    Celebrating 13 Years @ Le Moon’s Eatery. Bakery. Zakka, Jade Hills, Kajang

    June 30th, 2014

    **All photos below taken with iPhone5**

    Hello! We’re back at Le Moon’s Eatery. Bakery. Zakka located at Jade Hills, Kajang again!
    A cosy eatery that definitely beats the fuss out when it comes to ordering delicious comfort food, which is very near us :) Read more about Le Moon’s on our previous entry HERE. (more pictures on the ambiance too)

    The last time when we had a meal here at Le Moon’s for breakfast, their menu was kinda limited as they were new. Another visit now, we were wow-ed by their extended varieties and the crowd :) They have their menu printed in little cute booklets and stored in a mini red suitcase.

    This is their menu suitcase :)

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    And we were back at Le Moon’s for a reason too. To celebrate our 13-years of being together since 30.06.2001. Haha. Another reason to indulge in their dinner menu too.

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    Iced peach & passion tea – RM13.80
    Since it’s their signature and its picture dominated a page of the menu, Chris ordered this. Haha. No doubt it was refreshing.

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    These were just appetizers. We ordered an additional Onion Rings at RM3. Not overly battered. Great choice of sides.

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    Appetizers
    Wild Mushroom Risotto – RM17
    Mushroom risotto served with slow roasted cherry tomatoes, pan fried mushroom & crisp tortellini. Love this delicious twist on the classic preparation as it has that creamy, earthy and nutty taste overall. WIth a sprinkles of freshly grated Parmesan on top that melted onto the risotto, it was flavoursome.

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    X.O Dory – RM16
    X.O crusted dory served with goats cheese croquette & mushroom tortellini accompanied by broccoli and garlic puree, finished with dressed romaine leaves. Every component on this plate was delicous, we both agreed. The silky smooth dory fish was smothered and paired perfectly with their X.O drizzles. Croquette & tortellini too complimented well with the fragrant puree!

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    Main Course
    Grilled Chicken – RM18
    Sweet hot chutney grilled chicken, finished with options of sides: we chose mashed potatoes (other available options include fries or onion rings). The chicken thigh were grilled perfectly and smothered with a sweet, sourish plus spicy sauce of mega flavours on top. Definitely complemented well with the mashed potatoes that is not empoweringly seasoned with salt, milk & pepper. Always love mashed potatoes that still retains that potato taste :)

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    Dessert
    Chocolate Marquee – RM15
    Layered chocolate mousse between a thin sponge, served with a ruby red homemade raspberry sorbet. Great recommendation by their friendly staff Phoebe. The chocolate mousse was smooth and enriched with chocolate flavours that is not too sweet. And their homemade raspberry sorbet was refreshingly sourish that made these 2 components a perfect couple.

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    Happy 13 years to us! Cheers with love!

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    *Pork-Free*
    Le Moon’s Eatery Bakery Zakka
    18-G, Persiaran Jade Hills Utama 1/1,
    Kajang

    Business hours:
    Tuesday-Thursday
    8am to 11:30am -Breakfast
    11:45 to 3:45pm -Lunch
    4pm-9:30 pm – Light Dinner & Coffee (Last call 9pm)

    Friday – Sunday
    8am to 11:30am -Breakfast
    11:45 to 3:45pm -Lunch
    4pm-6pm – Light Dinner
    6pm-10.00pm – Hearty Dinner (Last Call 9:30pm)

    Prebook with them through +6010 289 9585, or +6016-441 2127
    You can also contact them for more info on private party & function !

    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/lemoons.eatery

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    Mr Lim Korean BBQ @ Desa Sri Hartamas, KL

    June 28th, 2014

    Korean food is almost everywhere in Malaysia & we are literally spoilt for choice. But most would still seek where to get authentic and good Korean food, like us. It’s definitely getting more and more popular in our city with such huge Korean waves influencing our fashion, music and of course appetite. Haha.
    And one more thing. Korean BBQ restaurants are everywhere and most of them offer the same thing, but what makes one different?
    We look heavily into their services as well besides the tasty barbecued meat, varieties of Ban Chan and comfortability. Well of course you would smell after dining in a Korean BBQ restaurant, but some restaurants’ ventilation were really poor even when they have the “hood” around. Ouch.
    However, we do realized most of the Korean restaurants now are not installing that fume hood and very much depended on their air-conditioning system instead. Though so, we’re not stuffed out like mad :)

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    And we had quite a good experience with:

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    Mr Lim Korean BBQ

    Actually, we dropped by this place by accident as we were supposed to dine at WOW Korean Chicken restaurant. Thanks to @mocas, we’re able to check out another place that serves good Korean food with our partners-in-crime Ivy & Kampungboycitygal :)

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    Starter salad, Ban Chan (side dishes), lettuce & condiments for your meat and wrap.

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    My favourite kimchi :)
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    Comlimentary Steamed Eggs

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    At Mr Lim, they offer set deals which is fuss-free and you get to try most of their popular dishes.
    We had their Special Set Menu – RM170
    Although it’s written there that it caters for 3-4 person, it’s more than enough for us 5! And for this price, it was worth it too.
    It came with Dak Gal Bi (marinated chicken slices), Dae Ji Gal Bi (marinated spare ribs), Sam Gyoub Sal (sliced pork belly): All BBQ items
    Also Pa Jeon (Korean Seafood Pancake), Jab Chae (Korean stir-fry with sweet potato noodles) & Dolsot Bibimbab (Rice in hot stone bowl)

    All the meat were cooked perfectly with minimal burnt marks and retaining its juiciness. The staffs were considerate enough to barbecue them n another corner as our table were full. So we smell less barbecued after dinner too!
    Dak Gal Bi (marinated chicken slices)

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    Dae Ji Gal Bi (marinated spare ribs)

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    Sam Gyoub Sal (sliced pork belly)

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    Pa Jeon (Korean Seafood Pancake)
    Love this very much although it doesn’t look spherically appealing. With bountiful ingredients mounting it. Not too oily too :)

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    Jab Chae (Korean stir-fry with sweet potato noodles)
    This was kinda sweet but still taste great to our liking.

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    Dolsot Bibimbab (Rice in hot stone bowl)

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    Kimchi Jigae – RM20
    We had an additional order of Kimchi soup as we would tend to have Kimchi Jigae everytime! Not too spicy, tey were very generous with the ingredients too like tofu, cabbages, enoki mushrooms, pork & glass noodles.

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    Do check out Mr. Lim when you’re around the corner of Desa Sri Hartamas :)

    *NON-HALAL*
    Mr Lim Korean BBQ
    5G Jalan 26A/70A Primaville,
    Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: 03 6201 6984
    Opens daily: 11am-3pm & 5pm-11pm

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    Afternoon Tea @ Lounge on the Park, Mandarin Oriental KL

    June 25th, 2014

    There are a good numbers of afternoon tea place selections around the capital, but some are better than others with a selection of finger sandwiches, delicate pastries and scones with clotted cream, all gracing a grand tea stand complemented with good tea leaves and doses of caffeine.
    Which would be your favourite Hi-Tea spot in KL so far?

    I personally love hi-tea but have to slow down on this adventure as I can’t really have tea / coffee now. Need to go easy on caffeine, and also cut down on sweets. Catching back up on the delightful afternoon tea session, we decided to head over to Mandarin Oriental for an afternoon indulgence at their Lounge on the Park. Having seen that floor to ceiling glass windows and plush sofas scattered with cushions, Lounge on the Park showcases a seductive mix of Chinese heritage and classic style.

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    However, when we were supposed to be seated on those classy plush sofas at Lounge on the Park, it was totally full when we reached! On a weekday. Great. Very crowded and even if we got ourselves a seat, it would be among the crowds :(
    Lucky us, the friendly staff assured us comfy seats inside one of their restaurant, Mosaic. So it wasn’t exactly Afternoon Tea @ Lounge on the Park anymore. More like Hi-Tea @ Mosaic :)

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    Love their arrangement as we were seated beside the huge window overlooking the KLCC Park. Best of all, it was not crowded. So much privacy.
    Back to MO’s afternoon tea, their menu menu features 60 premium teas as well as cocktails, juices and coffees. We went for their English Afternoon Tea that features delicate finger sandwiches, warm scones served with jam, clotted cream and orange marmalade, and a platter of miniature cakes, tartlets and chocolates. Their spherical desserts and savouries stand also looks cute and oriental, with sweets on top & bottom, savouries arranged on the middle tier. 
    Heard they also usually have the Oriental Tea Set consisting more of dim sums but it was not available that day.

    English Afternoon Tea
    2pm – 6pm
    RM78++ per tea set

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    Love their spreads! Strawberry jam, rich clotted cream, lemon butter and orange marmalade.

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    Chris is not really a huge fan of tea, so coffee is a must! Latte please :) And hot chocolate for myself since I can’t take tea :( However, the coffee was quite a disappointment. We suggest that you stick to their tea.

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    We actually had 2 tea sets but two persons could actually share one.
    Ours was complimentary as we went there with the Mandarin Oriental The Club Privilege Card & complimentary voucher :) Happee!

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    Soaking up the unique ambiance and lavish décor while enjoying our Afternoon Tea for Two.

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    Lounge On The Park
    Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur City Centre
    50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Tel: +603 2179 8883

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    Paradise Dynasty @ Paradigm Shopping Mall, Kelana Jaya

    June 20th, 2014

    Have you ever thought of whether the way of enjoying your Xiao Long Bao is right or not? Many would just ended up eating a broken dumpling with its skin detached from the meat and the wasted broth pours out onto your plate. Well, you might just say that must be noob and say, “Just pop the whole thing inside your mouth! So easy!”
    Okay, you would just burn yourself easily then as the broth wrapped inside is piping hot.
    But many would know that you should gently lift it up onto your spoon but what’s next?

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    Here’s how :)

    1. Gently lift up the soup dumpling from the basket to your spoon, placing extra care not to break the skin of the dumpling.
    2. Chew off a portion of the dumpling skin from the side to allow cooling of the soup broth and pork filing. Please take into consideration that the dumplings are very hot. Do not eat the entire dumpling immediately to avoid scalding. This is one thing many people forgot! :)
    3. Sip the soup from the opening you chewed off earlier!
    4. You could then complement with the ginger slices and vinegar. Time to chow down your dumpling! :)

    At Paradise Dynasty (Paradigm Mall), the oriental ambiance is complement and augmented by the large white Buddha seated right in the middle. Very pretty.

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    Signature Dynasty Xiao Long Bao (8 Flavours) – RM25.80 (8 pcs)
    Since this is their signature, it’s a must-try if it’s your first visit. And perhaps settle down with the original xiao long bao instead if you are not really into this ‘fancy-pancy colourful’ dumplings. However, we both personally enjoy these different flavoured xiao long bao as they churn out different taste that you could savour.
    Oh by the way, there’s also a proper sequence that you should your XLB:
    1. Original
    2. Ginseng
    3. Foie Gras
    4. Truffle
    5. Cheesy
    6. Crab Roe
    7. Garlic
    8. Szechuan

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    But instead, the first dumpling i excitedly picked up was Garlic LOL. Too much love for garlic and skipped so many milder tasting ones. Haha. It’s alright if you don’t follow though. But best if you could and not to worry if you forget which to eat first as they provide a sequence card for you on each table :)

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    La Mian with Pork Dumpling in Hot Chilli Sauce – RM16.90
    La Mian is also famous in Shanghai cuisine and this time we choose to excite our palate with their Szechuan sauce tossed springy noodles. Delicious dumplings, with strands of noodles beautifully drenched in the hot chilli sauce. It’s not too spicy as we thought, it has that kicking taste with a little numbing sensation at the end.

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    Wok-fried rice with Shrimps & Preserved Vegetable – RM16.90
    Simple fried rice that satisfied us easily. Clever use of the preserved vegetable that boosted the overall taste.

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    *Non-Halal*
    Paradise Dynasty
    Lot1 F-15
    Paradigm Shopping Mall
    +6 03 7887 5022
    Open 11am-10pm daily

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    Dang Seafood @ Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    June 10th, 2014

    During our trip to Hua Hin, we managed to discover one of the most delicious meals we’ve had I would say. Cheap & darn tasty fresh seafood!
    Other than Jek Be-Ak, we favourited Dang Seafood too!

    Dang Seafood however, is located in another relatively small province namely Samut Songkhram a coastal province that’s about 75km south of Bangkok. If you’re travelling from Bangkok to Hua Hin or back, you will pass by the Samut Songkram province & most people called it Mae Klong, which is a river in the area that connects to the Gulf of Thailand, flowing through the province from north to south. Means? Very fresh seafood at a very reasonable price!

    Dang seafood restaurant is very famous among the locals and their menu is all in Thai!
    Yup, they handed us a menu that reads in Thai which we din’t have a clue on what to order initially. Another challenge was the folks there doesn’t really speak and understand English which make our ordering a big mess LOL. Luckily, our driver managed to translate for us and they finally handed us a menu with English wordings on it namely “MANU”

    But… in funny English LOL! Still understandable lah……
    So afraid that we’ll be eating “CARDS”! Actually they should be “CRABS” instead. And “worm shell” OMG! Hahaha…*Just for laughs*

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    And as for ambiance, do not expect too much as it’s a bit run down, almost like a restaurant near the fishing village :)

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    Fried Rice with Prawn
    One of the most yummy fried rice we’ve tried, it was more like stir fry prawns instead of rice as it was loaded with fresh prawns! Very generous portion too :)

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    Tom Yum Seafood
    Since it was our last day in Thailand, thus Tom Yum is a must. Sourish and spiciness to the right degree. So flavoursome and appetizing.

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    Green Curry Crab
    A definite and desired sweetness from the coconut milk, fresh green chillies and other spices.

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    Stir-fry Squid with chilli, garlic & Thai herbs
    With the hint of sweetness and some kicks from the chilies & herbs, the squids were springy & fresh!

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    Deep fried sea bass with chilli sauce on side
    Don’t worry it will be too dry as you could drizzle some of their thai fish sauce plus chilli.

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    Stir-fry Kangkung
    Well you gotta have kangkung when you’re in Thailand they said :)

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    Prawn Omelette
    This dish is like a must-order dish wherever & whenever we visit Thailand be it at different province as it was my Dad’s favourite. So, we made this a ritual order though it’s not on their menu. Thai’s Prawn Omelette is so good ok!

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    Dang Seafood Restaurant
    Mae Klong, Samut Songkhram,
    Thailand 75000
    **Just ask out the nearby folks there for Dang Seafood and you should be able to get here :)

     

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    Tonkatsu by Ma Maison @ Publika, KL

    June 6th, 2014

    Another Pork-y post!
    We both don’t usually order Tonkatsu when dining in a Japanese restaurant as we both thought that a good portion of Tonkatsu (breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet) should be indulged in a specialized Tonkatsu restaurant :)
    We were once impressed with Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen @ Pavilion but didn’t venture out further to seek for better Tonkatsu as we’re not such a big fan for deep fried meat. Haha.
    Not until now when we tried this for ourselves!

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    Tonkatsu by Ma Maison

    When they first opened at the second floor at Eat Paradise, Isetan, I Utama last year, we were tempted to make a visit but sometimes the distance gets you lazy :( And soon we’ve forgotten about our thoughtful idea. When Publika housed Ma Maison recently, it keeps getting onto our food dictionary :)

    FYI, Tonkatsu by Ma Maison exclusively serves up a variety of Tonkatsu dishes; breaded deep-fried pork cutlets that is popular in Japan. They claim that they only uses the highest grade ingredients from the Hire (fillet) to the Rosu (loin) which we believed as what you can get is its juicy and tender meat.

    How to enjoy your Tonkatsu?
    No fret in remembering the methods below as they have table guides placed on every patron’s table :)

    • Grind rock salt into your 3-compartment bowl as rock rock will help in bringing out the taste of the meat.
    • Pour your choice of Sweet Tonkatsu or Spicy Tonkatsu Sauce or both into the other compartments.

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    Dipping the meat into the sauce is meant to add extra taste to the meat and also a traditional way of eating tonkatsu.

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    You could also add some Roasted Sesame Seeds onto your rice or even the meat to bring out the extra fragrance!

    All set menu comes together with Japanese roasted barley tea, rice, tonjiru (miso soup that with pork, carrots, radish) and pickles. These are all refillable.
    And you also get to choose between plain steam rice and multi grain rice (Jyukkokumai).
    Multi Grain Rice is highly recommended as it has different textures and is more fragrant.

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    Another thing I love about this place is their cabbage slices! Though it’s just plain cabbage, but they tasted refreshing with its fine sliced texture and of course the addition of sesame dressing. Refillable also.

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    Potato Salad ポテトサラダ – RM6.50
    While waiting for our main and something to nibble on :)

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    This is Oroshi, or White radish. You can choose to enjoy it directly or drizzle in the some Tamari dressing. It’s either you take it before the main course for palate ignition or enjoy this together with your tonkatsu directly :)

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    Jumbo Hire Katsu Set ジャンボヒレかつ定食 – RM32.90
    As most preparation weighed around 160g this portion of Deep Fried Pork Fillet weighed 250g. Good portion to be shared or for guys alone! Not to worry about being over-satiated as it’s not oily on your palate!

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    Mille Feuille Katsu ミルフィーユカツ – RM29.90
    Deep Fried Layered Pork Loin. This is what @mocas (can check our her Celebrity cats on Instagram) and I had. Love how the layers of lean meat and a little fat build up the texture. Deep fried to perfection nonetheless. Crispy outer later with juicy succulent meat! Great portion. So satisfied.

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    Rosu Katsu Set ロースかつ定食 – RM25.90
    Deep Fried Pork Loin/160g

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    Prawn & Hire Katsu Set エビフライ&ヒレかつ定食 – RM35.90
    Deep Fried Prawns and Pork Fillet. Chris’s order. Needless to mention about the pork further more, the prawns itself were breaded perfectly too and exceptionally fresh & huge. Apparently they still have much bigger prawns. Perhaps you could check out their Jumbo Prawns yourself!

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    *NON-HALAL*
    Tonkatsu by Ma Maison @ Publika (Above Daiso)
    Lot 56 & 57, Level UG, Publika,
    Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1,
    50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Tel: +603-6211 9399
    Opening hours:
    Sunday to Thursday, 11.00am – 9.30pm
    Friday to Saturday, 11.00am – 10.00pm

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    Naughty Babe Dirty Duck @ Desa Sri Hartamas

    June 3rd, 2014

    They said preggers have lots of of craving during their 40 week pregnancy. However so far, I only have this special craving like once in a while. Good news for Chris as he doesn’t need to wake up in the middle of the night to attend my appetite changes LOL.
    Well sometimes I do have the craving… Can tell from our recent visit to Desa Sri Hartamas for a porky meal. Was really missing the finger-licking good juicy pork ribs that we once had at Naughty Nuri @ Bali and also Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck from Bali too!
    It’s such great news when we learn that we can savour both dishes at the same place right here in KL as we’ve been thinking to visit Bali again but not too convenient now :)

    Pigs & Ducks! Yum!
    Naughty Babe Dirty Duck

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    This busy restaurant that opened just a few months ago is nestled at one corner of the Hartamas shoplot, bringing lots of hype from its exterior where patrons filled the outdoor area with their favourite beers and meat when the night pours in. Very happening :) The restaurant’s setting itself is dimmed correctly providing a cosy environment, with decos everywhere like pigs & ducks that steals the limelight. Definitely a great casual neighbourhood hangout spot with good menu selection from the kitchen. Having known that they specialized in grilled pork ribs & dirty duck, these 2 are the must-order especially during first visit :)

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    Wildest Rocket Salad – RM19
    Served with pomegranate, crispy turkey ham, shaved parmigiana with honey lime dressing. Absolutely love this portion of salad! The refreshing flavours of the honey lime dressing match the greens perfectly & the crisp from turkey ham is another appetizing crunchy element.

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    NBDD BBQ Pork Ribs – RM38 (half slab)
    We were there with our girlfriend and half a slab turns out to be stunningly in great portion, more than enough for 2 to share if you want to check out more dishes. This is their signature “melt-in-your-mouth” pork ribs that is lacquered with their homemade barbeque sauce and grilled beautifully. However though they claim that it’s “pull-off bone” like the ones we had at Naughty Nuri Bali, we can’t really clean the meat off its bone.
    But the meat texture was juicy, just wished it was softer and the sauce were flavoursome-ly addictive :)
    Goes well with the Dipping sauce: Tomato Salsa or Hot Stuff (they gave us both!)
    Great to pair the ribs with beer as well! Lucky us that they were offering their special rate promo on beers for the new opening! FYI, they serve draughts on tap.

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    Must enjoy the ribs with bare hands and lick your fingers!

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    Dirty Duck – RM32
    Duck leg confit served with sautéed yam and pork bacon , grilled zucchini and mushroom sauce.
    Deliciously crispy skin & juicy meat. Went well with the sides of yam & pork bacon. Haven’t tried any combination of yam & bacon and they turned out a good match.

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    Spaghetti Carbonara with Pork Bacon – RM20
    Spaghetti tossed with bacon, cooked in NBDD’s cream sauce.
    Was contemplating whether we should go for a pasta dish or not, especially a creamy version one as it could turn out very satiating and too filling. But this carbonara we had was light & tasty. Do not worry when ordering.

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    Overall, everything was fantastic including the food, ambiance & the friendly staffs plus services.
    Now I know where to find good ribs when I feel like having them :)
    They even serve suckling pigs too, next visit perhaps.

    *NON-HALAL*
    Naughty Babe Dirty Duck Hot Stuff
    42, Jalan 25/70A,
    Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603 6211 9966
    Opens for Dinner only

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    Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa: New Hotel Refurbishment!

    May 29th, 2014

    Hello!! Sorry for the blog updates hiatus! Been snoozing a while as well you know, my body is sorta coping to our newest family member soon #miniC *melts* Despite the morning sickness, I’m doing pretty well when it comes to appetite LOL. Eating more but the body just doesn’t feel like trying new things and going further places initially. No worries! Doing better now and trying to keep my blogging mood back on track :) Enough with my pregnancy stories and time to check out a hotel that bring new vibes & comfortable staying experience right in the heart of KL city centre.

    We’re sure most of you have heard a lot about Hotel Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa. This hotel have been in the city for many years now (since 1995) and if you have ever been to Vistana, you would totally get a whole new experience unlike before. A major refurbishment have been done just this year and they aim to move the hotel into a different ambiance, increasing overall yield in terms of designs and concept. Such a refurbishment involves major works on guest floors creating new guest rooms from redundant space, changing room layouts and decos, adding comfort cooling, introducing new guest facilities including the gym room, complete replacement of finishes, furniture, fittings and equipment. You should come explore yourself :)

    VIBRANCE, VERVE, VALUE

    A new motto that Vistana have nailed it

    Let’s talk about Vibrance.
    Compared to the old Vistana that was first opened in 1995, the refurbishment done in 2014 is definitely worth a praise as they brought the right vibes through their trained staffs. Later that we know that younger members of their team are handpicked from existing networks within YTL Hotels, that includes YTL International College of Hotel Management. Very well trained :) Their new concept has also added vibrance to the hotel itself. Upon entering the main entrance to the lobby, you’ll be welcomed by a young and refreshed outlook generally, targeting to cater business and dynamic modern travellers these days.

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    An open concept where the lobby, restaurant as well as the barista counter resides together unbounded by walls :)

    We had our one night #staycation here! We stayed in their Executive Deluxe Room which has the stylish outlook and ready for business, the new Executive Deluxe Room is modern and functionally designed to maximise comfort and utility, perfect for rest and work. This is of great Value too as you would definitely get good savings with their great offers. Check out their room rates and offers through the official website HERE.

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    Features :

    • Available in King and Twin bed arrangements
    • Ergonomic design LED Bed Reading Lamps
    • New bathroom with modern fittings and large two-fixture shower
    • Signature bathroom essentials by Mangosteen
    • Hairdryer
    • Easy access power points for personal computer and mobile tools
    • Room size: 28sqm

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    FYI, Executive Suite is available too :)

    And as for Verve, one can stay connected to what’s important with the facilities they provide, especially for people on-the-go or business travellers like the gym or the small private meeting area Hub 247.

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    Enjoy a workout at your convenience, any time of the day, at their 24-hour gym equipped with the latest FreeMotion fitness equipment.

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    Pool
    Do a few laps around the pool to start the morning energised or just take a dip to relax your muscles after a long meeting.

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    Hub 247
    For business communications, facilities and online networking, Hub 247 keeps you efficient while on-the-go with quick print stations and wireless internet. A small area that allows privacy. We spent our afternoon chilling out in the hub with coffee & drinks before our evening dip at the pool!

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    Barista
    Located just right next to Hub 247, this would be the perfect place to chill out with coffee while you grab some light bites like salad, sandwiches, cookies & local snacks etc. This is a grab-and-go coffee bar :) Well, you can too order smoothies, beers or wine. Like us, upon arrival, we grabbed a cup of coffee & hot chocolate to warm us up in the room.

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    Cafe
    Just next to the reception the cafe is easily spotted. They serve casual Asian and Western cuisine offering starters, hot dishes as well as desserts. A buffet spread is available during breakfast & lunch. As for dinner, Vistana KL is now serving ala carte that generated a greater response from the crowd.
    Our dinner experience at the cafe was great as they offer great selections of starters, main course as well as desserts. For drinks, the serve from the barista.

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    Freshen up with a dose of Apple Juice :)

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    Soup of the Day (Cream of Pumpkin soup) – RM10

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    Salad of the Day – RM10
    Mixed green salad with choice of thousand island or vinaigrette dressing. We would recommend you to go for the vinaigrette as it was so delicious and healthy at the same time! Must try.

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    Main Course:
    Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Prawns – RM20
    Simplicity at its best. Tasty with a hint of spiciness and the prawns were fresh too. However we personally thought the baguette was unnecessary. Haha.

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    Classic Chicken Chop – RM20
    Grilled chicken chop with mushroom sauce served with french fries and garden salad. The chicken’s texture was just right and the sauce was flavoursome. But we thought the fries doesn’t really match as they should use perhaps potato wedges or baked potatoes instead.

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    Dessert
    Selection of pastries of the day – RM12

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    Chocolate fudge banana split – RM12

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    Breakfast the next day before checking out :)
    The buffet table, offering a spread of oriental, local & western breakfast all together.

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    Cafe Operational Hours:
    Breakfast at 6.30am to 10.30am
    Lunch at 12.30pm to 2.30pm
    Dinner at 6.00pm to 10.00pm

    Additional information:

    • Check-in time is at 3.00pm and check-out time is at 12.00pm.
    • Early check-in or late check-out is available with subject to availability.

     

    Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa
    Jalan Lumut, Off Jalan Ipoh,
    50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Tel: +60 3 4042 8000
    Email: [email protected]
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    Pork Ball Noodles @ Restoran Yoong Seng, Puncak Jalil Seri Kembangan

    May 1st, 2014

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    It’s been a while since we had a delicious bowl of “sam gan jong pork ball noodles” 三间庄肉丸粉. Used to frequent the famous pork ball noodles stall at Restaurant Win Heng Seng, Jalan Imbi, but we personally thought that the taste wasn’t as great as before as it tasted more peppery.
    Until recently we found our new favourite pork ball noodles stall @ Restoran Yoong Seng nestled at Puncak Jalil Seri Kembangan.

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    Run by a team of efficient family members, this is the only stall at Restoran Yoong Seng, filled up quickly by customers who are here for their famous pork ball noodles. Be it soup or dry tossed, the repeated customers loved it. It could be pretty hard for you to secure a table here especially on weekends.

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    Priced at RM5.50 (small) & RM6.50 (big), we love to enjoy our noodles here the dry tossed (“konlo”) way. The noodles came tossed with dark soy sauce, Chinese sausage, generous amount of tasty minced pork with homemade pork balls too. The version here wasn’t too salty nor peppery. Love it! Would be one of our frequent breakfast spot too.

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    **Non-Halal
    Restoran Yoong Seng 榕城茶餐室
    Jalan PUJ 3/2,
    Taman Puncak Jalil,
    43300 Seri Kembangan

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    Midi 57 @ Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar

    April 25th, 2014

    Dining at the Bangkung Row has been fuss free for both of us. Offering various cuisines from Spanish to Italian that have impressed us completely so far. Filling up the No.57 lot would be Midi 57, a friendly and relaxed restaurant serving authentic traditional wood oven pizza and homemade pastas. Comparing to its sister outlet Le Midi, which is more upscale that serves a fine dining establishment at Bangsar Shopping Centre , Midi 57 has a more casual setting that would be a great hang out place for families and friends to chill out & dine indoor or even opt for alfresco dining.

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    A kitchen team that is led by Chef Andrea Alimenti, a three-time recipient of the prestigious Michelin star with 35 years of experience, they vow to delight the palates of every customers with his culinary expertise and creativity. And not forgetting, Midi 57 has a good selection of pork dishes too!

    Once seated, we were served with a good selections of colourful cocktails that paired well with the finger food that they served.

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    Carpese Salad with Parma Ham – RM48
    Fresh cured meat paired with greens, organic tomato, buffalo mozzarella & drizzled with balsamic reduction plus pesto sauce. Refreshing dish.

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    At Midi 57, be sure to order some light bites to go with your drinks. These crispy tapas that they serve paired really well with cocktails and of course beer :)

    Mussels and Prawns in Beer Batter – RM18

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    Ham Croquette in Walnut Crust (RM18)

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    Chicken Fingers in Red Wine and Rosemary Batter – RM18 (Left)
    Deep Fried Polenta Potato (Right)

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    Crispy Foccacia – RM15
    Love the fragrant bite of this flat oven-baked Italian bread that was infused richly with garlic, rosemary & olive oil.

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    Porchetta Pizza – RM29
    Another dish that we love from Midi 57 was this pizza! Topped with cheese and the savoury moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition
    FYI, take away pizzas are available here and soon they will have delivery service as well.

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    Spaghetti Carbonara and Lasagna
    Creamy carbonara & a luscious serving of lasagna loaded with tomato, mozzarella, basil, parmesan.

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    Midi 57 Bar Burger – RM 28
    Slow cook mince pork that made up the thick meat patty, stacked prettily with tomato, lettuce, red onion &
    Swiss cheese, homemade toasted bun, served with French fries.

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    Pot Plate: Lamb Leg with Szechuan Pepper and Onions braised in Guinness – RM28
    These pot plates are slow cooked in their wood-fired oven for hours. Penetrated with rich flavours and the meat is very juicy indeed.

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    Never forget Midi 57′s dessert!
    Chef’s special creation:
    Chocolate and Ginger Ganache

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    Chocolate Bomb

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    **Non-Halal
    Midi 57
    57, Jalan Bangkung,
    Off Jalan Maarof, Bangsar,
    Bukit Bandaraya,
    59100 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia

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    Jersey Boys’ See & Stay Deal at Vistana Hotel Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa

    April 18th, 2014

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    For those broadway musical fans out there, we’re pretty sure you’ve been waiting to watch one of the most exciting & inspiring journey of The Four Seasons from the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, Kuala Lumpur has welcomed one of the most successful multi-award winning musicals in the history of Broadway productions, Jersey Boys, when this musical phenomenon rocks its way into Istana Budaya Auditorium from 15 till 27 April 2014!

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    Some might say, “The ticket price alone doesn’t come cheap”
    What if you’re offered……

    Jersey Boys’ See & Stay Deal!
    @ RM600 nett per room per night on the 18th or 22nd April 2014

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    As the official hotel for the Jersey Boys, Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa is offering fans exclusive See & Stay package for a memorable musical journey to catch the boys in town.

    Includes:

    • Daily breakfast for 2 persons
    • Executive Deluxe Room stay for 2 persons
    • Jersey Boys’ VIP tickets at Istana Budaya for 2 persons (VIP tickets alone is worth more than RM500 per ticket)
    • Return car transfers between Istana Budaya and Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa
    • Late check-out at 3pm

    Booking Period:
    Now until 24-hours before dates of performance

    Stay & Performance Date:
    18th or 22nd April 2014

    Terms & Conditions

    • Prior reservations are required. Subject to availability at the time of booking.
    • This package is only applicable for check-in on 18th or 22nd April 2014.
    • This package is for performances on 18th April and 22nd April 2014 only. Stays for other performance dates are not available.
    • Rates quoted are inclusive of taxes.
    • This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotions.
    • Full pre-payment is required to confirm reservations.
    • Additional nights will be chargeable at Best Available Rates and subject to room availability.
    • Terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

     

    We’ll be watching tonight! Can’t wait to share our experience :)

    You’re still in time to catch the deal on 22nd April 2014!
    Book Now at http://www.vistanahotels.com/KualaLumpur/titiwangsa/value.aspx

    Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa: the Official Hotel for the Jersey Boys
    9 Jalan Lumut, Off Jalan Ipoh,
    50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Tel: +60 3 4042 8000
    Email: [email protected]
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