Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Great seafood with no pork served at Hokkaido Restaurant




When some tell you those famous seafood restaurants are only at Kuala Selangor or Klang areas, well, not quite.

Hokkaido restaurant at Jalan Lumut, the seafood restaurant has been frequently visited by hungry food lovers like me. Remembering this least memory of the restaurant during my childhood times, I found back the same restaurant while sending one of my friends back to Titiwangsa residence area. The only landmark that I am able to recognize is Vistana hotel KL, just right across Hokkaido restaurant.

Amazingly, Hokkaido restaurant has this famous slogan – no pork served, which means the food is also suitable for those who are Muslims to dine in at here. Most of the Chinese said that Chinese food will be not be delicious without cooking any pork or lards together. Hokkaido manages to being recognized as a good seafood restaurant without serving any pork.

The restaurant owner did a real god job in terms of managing his/ her operation team. They hire a parking boy to ensure parking availability, getting the veteran senior Chinese locals as captain to assist customer to order food, and others foreign workers are truly always attend to your request of orders. A glance, an order, a request, they manage to do everything well and organized.

Okay, let’s head over to the fresh seafood area. Choose any seafood that you like: fish, crabs, prawns, lobsters, snails, and more. And they cook the way you are delighted with. Hokkaido restaurant takes the opportunity by displaying their signature dishes (artificial) near to the fresh seafood counter. What a great marketing way!




Fresh Seafood


signature dishes...

Spinning snails

Guess what we have for the late dinner on Sunday?

Steamed Talapia (normally Chinese prefers steamed fish due to the original taste with a little favoring from light soya sauce).



Steamed Talapia


Homemade fried seafood bean-curd (I would say, the size is quite big!)




Golden fragrant (gam heong in Cantonese) jumbo water prawns. Believe to be originated from Malaysia, this cooking sauce gam heong recipe normally includes the ingredients aromatic curry leaves, crispy bits of dried shrimp, and curry powder. Then, there will be options of putting in soybean sauces, or dark soya sauce. Haha, too bad, I do not have nice pictures for this dish! A blurred vision, you have to go there to get the real taste!



And lastly, a typical fried vegetable – fried string beans.

How much is total bill of the night? I would say we end up spending RM 130.00 on the food, not that bad.



Restoran Hokkaido

68, Jalan Lumut, Damai Complex, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-4041 1316

Landmark: opposite Vistana hotel KL

Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/2BCaO


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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A tour Adventure at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

The harbor...


Well, just a sharing of my trip at Kota Kinabalu. This time round, not the luxury living style. Check out my previous Sabah luxury trip:

http://jesonestop.blogspot.com/2011/08/travel-journey-to-kota-kinabalu-sabah.html

I’ll be back! As quoted the same statement of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This time round, I had arranged a tour package as strongly recommended my beautiful friend, Melissa Alut Lim, and here is the itinerary during my stay in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Itinerary as follows:

3rd November 2012

Pick up from your hotel and proceed to Jesselton Point Terminal, the usual ferry stop for us to travel to our preferred island.

Jesselton Point Terminal


Upon arrival at the Manukan island, proceed for registration at the Sabah Park's and make payment for the conservation fee.

Manukan Island, here we are!







Swim, snorkel, sun bathe, stroll along the white sandy beach or explore the lowland forest – the choice is yours! Time we spend on that day was 3-4 hours.

Manukan island

Being the most developed island, Manukan Island offers nature trails, restaurant and several air-conditioned challets. This boomerang shaped island has a good coral reefs fringing the island gives you opportunity to explore the underwater haven.

At least, I managed to go for a short hiking trip to check out their sunset point of Manukan island.

Feel like I am back to nature...just nice to have a tree like a main entrance...



beautiful view of the sea
Found something creepy during the hiking trip! See the video >.<



04th November 2012

Pick up from the hotel in the early morning and proceed to Gaya Street Market. I did blogged about it during my first trip about Gaya street market: http://jesonestop.blogspot.com/2011/08/travel-journey-to-kota-kinabalu-sabah.html. Free at leisure at Gaya Street Market.
Then, we proceed for Kota Kinabalu City Tour. Highlights of this City tour includes view of:

  • the Menara Tun Mustapha (formerly known as Sabah Foundation Building) ~ a unique 32 storey building with no pillars, one of the few hanging structure in the world, 
Menara Tun Mustapha

Orang Utan
  • The Puh Toh Tze (Chinese Buddhist temple) with a huge status of Kuan Yin (her goddess of mercy),
temple, peaceful as it always used to be...

huge statue...who?

atkinson clock tower
  • Signal Hill, the highest point to capture the wide view of the whole city. 
view from signal hill


  • Photo stop at City Mosque (the famous floating Mosque) please take note it is closed on Friday!
city mosque, kota kinabalu
  • Shopping at Cocoa Boutique where you can find our local chocolate. Address: 1,Lorong Mat Salleh,Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu

Phone: +6088-214128 +6088-214126 +088-214129

Email: kkchocolatehouse@gmail.com



chilli and curry chocolate? erm...

the dwarfs chocolates!

this is the special chocolate...

main entrance

they even customized your chocolate...


And there you go, 1 and a half day in Kota Kinabalu makes you want to stay. As such, except Gaya Street Market where I visited twice, others program are totally different! As always, amaze by culture…


Tour package has been created by www.travelogueasia.com

Borneo Travelogue Tours Sdn.Bhd.

Lot 13-1, 1st Floor,
Lorong Lintas Plaza 3,
Lintas Plaza, 88300,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Skype: travelogueasia
Tel: +60 88-246628
Fax: +60 88-240067

When you think this blog is the end...no, it is not...don't you feel that something missing?? what is it? FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD food.



The local Malay restaurant:




Kampung rice

Maggie mee soup (What?!  Go till that far to eat maggie? =.=
Behold the night trap, seafood temptation!






Steamed fish


Near Gaya street Market:

Keng Wan Hing coffeeshop
Keng Wan Hing noodle, but tasted different from my first visit - not so nice...

Oh no, we brought back some creatures back to Kuala Lumpur!


"No, don't eat me, I am alive!" - Sago worms



I miss you, Sabah....

Sunset


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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Authentic Mexican food experience from La Mexicana, Kuala Lumpur.

Authentic Mexican food experience from La Mexicana, Kuala Lumpur






Well, it has been a while little did I mentioned and write about food. Some might say: “well, you eat only limited choices of dishes like fish and vegetables, how can you write about food of others varieties?”

When some say it is pity for me to eat at such a limitation, I would say well, least I can be a focus in those kinds of food which I had eaten.

It has been a while when we start to notice food bloggers are full of food review, and some make it as a living and passion; while some minority will be write based on own opinion which might be joyful, or might be painful. Well, my conclusion is still, trust your own taste bud, shouldn’t we?

In Malaysia, it is common to have international food such as Italian, French, Arab, Mediterranean and much more. It is impossible to get pure authentic cuisine due to the expensive imported ingredients plus most of the restaurateurs have to modify some of the recipe to suit the local flavors or preference.

I paid a visit to La Mexicana at Jalan Ampang and I might be wondering, well, it is just another Mexican restaurant. They proved me wrong. Mind me, I can’t tell whether did they serve the original Mexican cuisine (unless I have an opportunity to travel to Mexico for their food) , all I can say is, in La Mexicana, the design and the environment will make you feel that you are in Mexico already!


La Mexicana


Now, what are we doing here again? Oh yeah, the food, the Mexican food!

Hold your horses, we started off our day by ordering four Margarita La Mexicana, a Mexican cocktail containing tequila, the slight lemon juice, and with ice-rocks crushed into it.


Margarita La Mexicana

Here comes the traditional authentic food:

Enchiladas Rojas – a classic dish from Mexico, most likely during the good old days when the women in the family will always prepare this dish. As different place create different recipe, only one thing will remain the same in this classic Enchiladas – SAY…. CHEESE!


Enchiladas Rojas

Queso fundido con chorizo – this will just melt your heart away, just like the melted cheese served with Chorizo meat. This is my favorite, applying the cheese on nicely done flour tortilla, dip it with Salsa Verde…. Okay, I am hungry when I was writing this!

Queso fundido con chorizo



Nachos la Mexicana – we had this dish when we were full, what makes us to order for more dish? Just because we love to eat at here! Nachos la Mexicana was being served with super-duper cheese, special home-made sauce, tomatoes dices, and sliced onions. This is such biggest portion of nachos I had ever had in my life! If I was eating Nachos la Mexicana while watching my movie……imaginative huh? I always think how to be different from reality sometimes…well; life is fun with wild imagination sometimes!



 Nachos la Mexicana
 Nachos la Mexicana (this is really huge portion, no kidding)

Crepes de cajeta – some pronounced this dish as Crepas de cajeta. The restaurant manager approached us with a question: “would you like to have some desserts?” for some reason, we were made to say yes and yes, here we go! French Pancakes served in Cajeta sauce, a Mexican confection of thickened syrup of sweetened caramelized milk, nice to eat, not too sweet, taste to live!


Crepes de cajeta

LA MEXICANA

https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Mexicana/497618960272988

The Terrace at Hock Choon
Jalan Nibong (off Jalan Ampang)
50450 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603-4253 5251

stephen@authmexicancuisine.com



Simply a satisfying customer…just one question for you, how can you tell the difference of a Mexican and a Spanish cuisine?


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