Sunday, December 13, 2015

Travel Blogger Meetup 2015 by Sedunia Travel

14 Nov 2015 - Wow, first time knowing there is such event, travel bloggers meetup 2015. It was organized by Sedunia Travel, and they able to invite travel bloggers: Instagrammer Routexplorers, RaW from http://www.rambleandwander.com, Anis Ibrahim from http://www.fivefeetflat.net/, and Jardness from http://www.jardness.com/





so fascinating to see them sharing their travel stories from all around the world, and perhaps, some of the blogger fans ask them questions too.



And after the sharing session, we get to eat some snacks prepared by chef at Calavera.




One of the bloggers say cheese!




Are you here?



Mingling session after the travel blogger sharing session.



And seeing the crowd, indicates how we love and support traveling!

And Sedunia Travel also organized a simple Instagram contest:









And I use my baby as bait for the photo, muahaha! but I didn't win anything lar~~~~

hope to participate in the next travel blogger meetup!



Sedunia Travel is an award-winning travel specialist based in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Facebook: facebook.com/seduniatravel

Restoran Teochew and Hakka, Jalan Ampang - Dry Ipoh Ho Fun and Teochew porridge

20 Nov 2015 - I bumped into this Restaurant Teochew and Hakka Jalan Ampang, when I moved to Ampang and searching for nice food.





the chinese restaurant was decorated with lanterns, contemporary lights, chinese calligraphy, wooden chairs and marble table, and a bicycle was hanging on the wall to beautify the place.





i took some preserved vegetables and a plain porridge. I don't really like the charges because they are charging RM 2-3 per VEGETABLE dish, it's considered not cheap.





What I like is their dry ipoh ho fun. their soya sauce and deep fried onion makes the whole plate of ho fun full of flavours!





They also provide you river fish, but as it is only me and my baby, we couldn't order the fish.





Others ala carte food, for example: nasi lemak, prawn mee, fu zhou fish ball, hainanese chicken chop, and sang har noodle.


Unfortunately, on that day itself, before the boss and lady boss arrived, the indonesian women staff were shouting at each other, make the whole scenario like asking for better price in vegetable stalls. And then, I have to change my baby diapers, but they do not have any extra dustbin displayed outside. 2 workers ask me to bring the dirty diaper to the back of the kitchen all by myself. I was so busy with my baby, and they want me to take my baby and the diaper and purposely throw the diaper into their big dustbin at their wet kitchen. Seriously?

I have no choice, so I place the diaper under the basin. They all passed by the basin, walk up and down, still shouting, without even bother to help to throw the diapers, until the lady boss and a guy friend or partner came to the shop.

Food is nice, but your service, perhaps, train your staff about manners and etiquette?

Reply from the owner: Thank you for coming to our Chinese restaurant. We have been operating for past 5 years and we value our customers feedback very much. Your concern is very much noted and we have added 2 more dustbins, near the entrance and at the back of the washroom. We sincerely apologised for the bad service by one of our staffs and action have been duly taken. We strive to give excellent food and a friendly service and looking forward to your patronage in the future.

Restoran Teochew and Hakka

Add: 363-1, Jalan Ampang, Batu 4, Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: 03-4256 5633
Tue-Sun: 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Email: cheekok66@gmail.com

Nice Banana Leaf Rice at Betel Leaf Leboh Ampang

21 Nov 2015 - My good IT sifu friend, Mr Navanit, recommended me to this banana leaf rice in KL - Betel Leaf Lebuh Ampang. It is not easy to get parking around the restaurant. So we parked at the open public parking at the back of the shop and walked to there. It is located on the first floor, so we need to climb up steep stairs to have our Betel Leaf banana rice, so elderly or OKU might have difficulties to go to the restaurant.



My baby is fascinated about the sweets being displayed at the counter area.


See the lunch crowd and the environment? Cosy, clean, good services, and you feel comfortable dining at here. The toilet is clean as well.


This is the banana leaf set! south Indian banana leaf style; 11 types of vegetarian and resam, along with papadum and a capati RM 12.


the gravy curry chicken that was very spicy, and the dry mutton.


First time trying tandoori fish. It is called Ajwani Fish Tikka, a boneless Delicate fish pieces marinated with Tandoori masala flavoured with ajwain (carom seeds), cooked in our Tandoor RM 18

Overall, the food was all good, so did the ambience and the service. But in terms of the taste, I still enjoy Sri Nirwana Maju, Bangsar.


Website: http://www.betel-leaf.com/

77A Leboh Ampang
50100 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA

Phone: +603.20325932
Mobile : +6012.3992312
Email : info@betel-leaf.com


Hours: Mon-Sun (11am-11pm)

GPS: N 3 09.039 E 101 41.865

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Restoran Kebun Kelapa, Klang - clams soup, fried squid, salt-baked prawns





6 Nov 2015 - I and my relative went to Klang to buy the diabetic shoes from FootLink, and since I was in Klang, I called up my Klang buddies to have our dinner in Restoran Kebun Kelapa, Klang. This restaurant was used to be super famous, as I remembered coming to this restaurant when I was a young child. too many new restaurants opened nearby to them, so yeah, competitors. but then again. they are the only one who still prefer to hire Chinese chefs, local staff to work in the restaurant, no wonder I still trust their food after so many years.






Clams/ Lala, stir-fried with chilli padi and gingers, and adding on Chinese cooking wine.

the clams are big and it was simply tempting. recommended.



I used to have fried lala meehoon as my favourite when I go to seafood restaurant, but this was too dry, I prefer the 'wet' style.




Mini fried prawns? this is actually deep fried squid! strongly recommend this dish, and this goes well with a glass of beer, teehee!




The normal vegetables to eat with our typical bowl of white rice.




Deep fried thai style fish, giving you sweet spicy thailand flavours.





Last but not least, salt-baked prawns, I still don't know how they prepare the recipe, curious....because I had tried salt-baked fish, salt-steamed chicken, but salt-baked prawn? Never...oh yeah, this is good as well.

And of course, when you come to Klang, it is Bak Kut Teh, and seafood that you must try. any other food in Klang that you want to recommend? Do tell me as well!

Name: Restoran Kebun Kelapa, Klang
Address: 1352, Jalan Nipah 4, Kawasan 10, 42000 Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone:+60 3-3168 0174

You cannot miss out Nirwana Banana Leaf, Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju, Bangsar

22 Nov 2015- I think I break record of eating banana leaf rice for consecutive two days over the weekend. And at here, we have a meetup with Caroline and Alex in Nirwana Banana Leaf, Bangsar. Alex from Austria missed banana leaf rice, nyum nyum.

I remembered having my Nirwana banana leaf rice in a late night 4 years ago after my bf (now husband) came back home from his work in restaurant, and we went to there for supper, but I cannot recall how was the food.




And this is the crowd in the restaurant. there was a long queue from the entrance till the road, where the staff do booking and faster making pre-order as the customers are waiting for their tables. We ended up have a quick Japanese coffee at the cafe next to the mamak.





And here we go, nasi briyani, chicken thigh, crispy bitter gourd that is not bitter at all, and other vegetarian dishes. Hey, did you know that we can refill the vegetarian fillings? Crap, because I do not know. (=.=)

the normal banana leaf rice costs RM 8-9, chicken briyani rice RM 13

Oh ya, I always love Papadum, a thin, crisp disc-shaped food typically based on a seasoned dough usually made from peeled black gram flour, fried or cooked with dry heat.

My baby ate a bit of briyani rice, white rice, papadum, dahl and the bitter gourd! And yeah, 1-year-old baby eats whatever we eat, as long as it is not too oily, sweet, or salty.



My favourite milk tea, yeepee! just tell the staff less sweet please, if not I will get diabetes very soon!






And asides from the normal banana leaf rice, these are the other dishes that we order: dry curry mutton RM 8, fried squid RM 10, and fish sambal RM 15. the one I like the most is the curry mutton.

After that, we head over to Palazzo to indulge ourselves for some sweet desserts and coffee.

Hmm, and then as we drove around Bangsar area, only we realize that there's at least 10 banana leaf restaurant at the neighborhood area! Which is nice? Probably you have to look for honest reviews, and also to check on the crowd.


Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
Address: 43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone:+60 3-2287 8445

Do you have other banana leaf rice that you would recommend? Share with us!

Moderate dining moment at Nyonya/ Peranakan food Straits Food Company, Bangsar

22 Nov 2015 - After enjoying our banana leaves rice in Nirwana this morning, my family and I intended to try out Nyonya Food in Straits Food Company in Bangsar as our dinner treat.





As you can see, the design and the branding was modernized and conceptualize. Unfortunately, the whole restaurant was operated by the foreigners.




Here is the food that we order: popiah, nyonya laksa, Ayam Pongteh (nyonya chicken and potato stew)


I can taste the juicy big-cut sized radish in their popiah, but I would say it is moderate for me. So far, the modern popiah that I liked is Sister Popiah, where you can get it in most of the shopping centres.




Their ayam ponteh, was braised at the right flavour. both chicken and potato stew are soft, flavourful, flavored with taucheo(fermented soy bean sauce) and gula Melaka (palm sugar) in the dark soya sauce.





Nyonya laksa. as you can see, this is gonna be fattening for me.  Polygonum Vietnamese mint or daun kesom, Belacan, candlenuts are the laksa main ingredients. Why such laksa colour? Due to the fresh turmeric. Always enjoy tofu puffs that soak up the broth of this laksa as you take a bite of it, followed by cucumber slices as topping. And after I explaining you all this, I am sorry to inform you that Straits Food Co Nyonya Laksa was just okay, nothing special. Maybe we went there at night, and thus gone the flavour? What had happened?

It was not my best Nyonya food experience, nor the worst...yet...

My best nyonya food experience so far: http://jesonestop.blogspot.my/2012/10/art-culture-identity-central-market.html


Straits Food Company, Bangsar
Website: https://www.facebook.com/straitsfoodcompany
Address: 2, Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone:+60 3-2202 0038
Open everyday· 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Healthy, delicious and affordable food in Mid Valley and The Gardens

I was based in Midvalley for 2 months, and throughout these 2 months, I realized that you just need to spend at least RM 15 for better food, or else you can go to the food court - MAKAN PLACE in LG floor, Oasis Food Court in 2nd floor, and Food Junction on 3rd floor.

But trust me, you are really risking your life eating all those Ajinamoto, or unhealthy food.

So I just list down a food list where I think there is a balance portion of carbo, protein, fibre, and more healthy way of cooking. Budget is normally from RM 7 - 15, anything more than that, it is pricey.




Ko Hyang Korean Country Delights. I took ther handmade noodle soups with generous vegetables given to me.

http://www.kohyang.com.my/
The Gardens Mid Valley City
LG K-05, Lower Ground Floor
kohyangmidvalley@gmail.com





Bought this sushi set from AEON. They do have special promotion, or 30% discount after 8pm.please do not go to AEON BIG to buy their sushi, terrible quality, althugh it is cheap like RM 1 both supermarket are kinda next to each other, so shop smart.

AEON Mid Valley Store

Unit AT3 Mid Valley Megamall Mid Valley City Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur





RM 7.50 Shihlin taiwan street snacks, a big bowl of mee sua with chicken floss and 2 fresh oysters, dipping in the gravy sauce, and spicy chilli. their chilli are really spicy!

http://www.shihlinsnacks.com.tw/my/locations-my-tg.htm

Lot LG K17
Mid Valley City
No. 1, Medan Syed Putra Utara
59200 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

You can also try Dubuyo lunch set RM 11 nett - rice, chicken, side dishes, soup, 1 roasted barley tea.





http://www.dubuyo.com/index.html

LG-048, Lower Ground Floor,
Mid Valley Megamall,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel / Fax: 03-2287 8980



Nyonya Colours, for their tasty Nyonya Kueh.and I fall in love with their Thai Laksa! I was surprised Nyonya Colours offer free delivery services in PJ and selected KL area, as well as provide food gift packs that cater for big functions and big celebrations.

http://www.nyonyacolors.com/

LG 230A, Lower Ground Floor
The Gardens Shopping Mall
Mid Valley City
Kuala Lumpur

by rosewong.com
I Love Yoo! @ The Gardens , but normally you will feel very hungry before you finish work, because it is just a bowl of porridge.


I Love Yoo!

http://www.iloveyoo.com.my/
LG-K16, Lower Ground Floor
03-2283 2929
012-225 1589(Mr. Jefri)
016-315 6406
016-338 4094


And always remember to treat yourself better with better food because eating cheaper unhealthy food will not make us live longer.

So here is my list, do you have other healthy delicious food with reasonable price that you want to share in any of the shopping centres?

First Italian Festival by Italy Malaysia Business Association

25 Nov 2015 - Italy Malaysia Business Association held the first Italian Festival at Publika shopping mall with iconic Italian products and brands. And here, we get to see the victorious style from the Italy.





Pianist playing beautiful music using Fazioli piano. Fazioli Pianoforti is a high-end maker of hand-built piano, based in Sacile, Italy.

http://www.fazioli.com/en





So these are all the supporting and participating partners: AGV, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Organicity, Qualitalia, Fazioli, Naza World, and many more.





The organizers logo.





Italian Festival was held in Publika Ground floor area, from 25 - 29 Nov 2015.





Chef Fabio had a cooking session using organic products certified under Organicity project.





Red carpet with proper booth set up, and surprisingly, unique design wrapped up the whole feel of the festival.





If you are Italian, now you know the ITA the Italian Embassy will attend to your inquiries if you are an Italian expat in Malaysia.

http://www.ambkualalumpur.esteri.it/Ambasciata_KualaLumpur





We enjoyed a cup of aromatic cappocino of Caffe Gioia, which is roasted with a system of green coffee “ecological roasting”, by means of hot air directed flows and with a total absence of burning smoke.


http://www.italianfinefood.com.my/#!caffe-gioia/c1jo3


Now here is the vroom vroom time!





AGV is an Italian brand that designs motorcycle helmets. Do you know that AGV is the official sponsor of Valentino Rossi? Nice.


http://www.agv.com/skin/frontend/agvshop/default/splash.html





Aprilia is an Italian motorcycle company, one of the marques owned by Piaggio. started off as a manufacturer of scooters and small-capacity motorcycles. Recently, Aprilia ventured into large sportbikes production such as the 1,000 cc V-twin RSV Mille and the V4 RSV4. you will get to see Aprilia automobile in road-racing all the time.

http://www.aprilia.com/en/en/index.html





Vespa, an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. Cannot recall seeing Vespa on the road.

http://www.vespa.com/





Oops, who is driving my Lamborghini car?
Lamborghini, an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars.

http://www.lamborghini.com/en/home/










If you notice, the motorcycles colors represent the Italian flag.





This Italian Festival was brought to you by Italian Malaysia Business Association.

https://www.facebook.com/ItalyMalaysiaBA/

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