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The first time I celebrated Chinese New Year here I have somewhat culture shock, because I never eaten Malay food for a whole week nor will I be eating Mc Donald during festive season my entire life.
That feeling of bored has left me today whenever I step foot again in this town of Kuantan. For some reason I’ve grown fond of Hubby’s hometown in Kuantan.
Maybe its the people that kept me company, Family members that I have grown closer to
The food that I have started to miss and enjoyed
The streets that never gets busy and got stuck by traffic
The Beach that is close by
The chance to relax, to do nothing to Sleep and Eat and Sleep and Eat
The chance to worry not about what’s to eat or cook
The opportunity to visit sun bear at the zoo and a walk at the Garden anytime
The touristy feeling that never left
Wallie, the house pet dog the apple of the family’s eye
Life is just laidback, no traffic jam, probably have to evolve abit around nieces who need to go to tuition and school activities, everythings is a breeze and I can just sit in the living room or just relax in the room, do nothing as my SIL and BIL hospitality was excellent (Thank you very much) and not worried about food as food is always abundant at home. I have to describe as abundance coz I can never starve here BIL will prepare food to eat at home or eat at restaurant, Hubby keep going out buying his favourite East Coast snack like keropok lekor, samosa, curry puff, cucur udang and many more. Even with all this snack in his stomach he will ask to go for ABC or Ice Kacang and near to dinner there are a couple of restaurants that I really like to go like Restaurant Mido in Balok, Shark Meat restaurant, Sherwood for western and more.
Other thing that I look forward to:
Going back to Kuantan for Durian has already been a tradition to me and Hubby will agree to let me eat as much as I like. Bliss!!
Big house, Big land in Kuantan, always past by this Dalmation house the owner keep several dogs here not sure if they breed dogs but their dogs got a big land to run and look happy.
East Coast food Nasi Kerabu (blue rice). I dont fancy much of Nasi Dagang as I find the fishy sauce too fishy for me, but Nasi Kerabu was my favourite it taste like Rice Salad so complex and with different texture, I love it very much.
Before heading back to KL from Kuantan usually I look forward to dinner at Bukit Tinggi and buy some salad or fresh vegetables and I miss that too.
When will we be going back to Kuantan again to relax? I wonder and I hope it wont be long, probably before the kickoff ceremony of our house renovation.
Hello there.. I am suppose to blog about this weeks ago, I had such a good time at the Client Appreciation Cocktail hosted by One World hotel and I am no longer their customer actually. Probably still a potential as I contacted them right after the party for an appointment but still I have not the chance to visit them after my MIL funeral and away for a week and came back to office to clear all pending work.
Before the party starts, non-stop serving of canapes and cocktail drinks for invited guests.
The party Theme ask for creative.. I guess it means Phantom?
Plenty of food served with generous servings and choices. I love the peking duck.. it taste so good!
Dumplings in double boiled soup, very tasty (got scallop too!!!)
Performance by Dennis Lau, Shawn Lee and also Shafinaz Selamat with her lovely ballad song Mahkota.
After their performances, I went to the toilet and saw them, so I asked for a photo together. (Muka tebal I know wahahahha)
To my surprise the doorgift was better than what I expect, thought they give you pen or something that I will just give it away, coz I dont like to keep things that I dont need/ use.
Super long size pillow, its custom made pillow case embroidered (see photo)
The size of the pillow. I’ll keep this for my new house hehehe
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Good Lord!! For some reason, I shall not mention any name but the culprit should know himself that it is his responsibility to show me good food back in Kuantan and it is his responsibility to taking care of my tummy for my whole life.
Can you believe that I missed out having really good chicken rice in this part of the Kuantan town like ‘literally’ forever until just recently? Restoran Capital now known as Nasi Ayam Hotel New Capitol was rated the best Chicken Rice in Kuantan and I didn’t even know that. Booooooo.. Booooooo to the culprit and I shall not name who
The Hainanese Chicken Rice restauran has evolutionized as a fast food as well because as we enter the restaurant and before we have the chance to warm our chair the workers served each of us plates of fragrant chicken rice, sauce, chillies, cutleries.
The next thing that follows is to answer their questions. “How many portion?” “What chicken?”
Here’s a pic of chicken rice, please act ‘delighted’ as if you never seen a plate of rice before.
I always like the authentic white chicken hainanese style because its juicy, tender and soft.
Also not to be missed roasted chicken, the seasonings of oil and soy sauce brings out the flavour of the chicken and it is not dry / tough at all. Its really good!!
I love to eat chicken innards but not the culprit, the one who I shall not name.
Food that we ordered.
The interior of the restaurant, looks like dining in the 70s.
This restaurant is located in Kuantan town itself, address I dont know. SorryTweet
This is a newspaper article I read last year about Hakka Lui Char. I am so eager to try it out then but haven’t got the time to go, I showed it to hubby and he immediately recognise the Kopitiam and said he know where it is, not even a look at the address. So ‘geng’ wan!!!
Last Saturday, due to need to bring my papa to go for his eye check up, we go to Soon Lee Coffee Shop for breakfast and to try out the recommended good Hakka Lui Char in PJ Old Town, my childhood town after school. I always come here every Sat after school and take bus home. Lots of good and silly memories here.
I rejoice by the fact that its another day down memory lane having breakfast in this fast paced Kopitiam that never lost its rustic old charm over development and commercialisation of the Petaling Jaya. Although PJ Old Town is completed outdated compared to the growth surrounding the PJ Area however it is still a very busy town. You can hardly find a parking here and most of the time cars were parked in front of somebody’s home at the old housing areas.
PJ Old town also offers varieties of household items at surprisingly good price till today. If you think 500 Yen shop is cheap, PJ Old Town shops can beat that price anytime!
Back to the Hakka Ho Poh Lui Char, the seller is not even ready when we got there and I was told the uncle will only start selling at 10AM so we waited until its open and quickly ordered.
I absolutely like eating Lui Char and I find that this is the one and only healthiest food served by Hakka folks. Usually Hakka dishes consist of very strong flavour food and also very fatty, fat meat especially.
The way of eating Hakka Hor Poh Lui Char is mixing everything in the Char the green soup. The way I like it is the opposite. I add the Char gradually into the bowl of rice with all the ingredients, drinking the soup and eating it like riced porridge at the same time. Very yummy and healthy food if you can accept the greenish soup.
Usually I cannot finish the green soup as the peppermint taste was too strong. This time, I like the green soup serve by this stall as it has peppermint taste that is not too overpowering. Thumbs up for the soup is smooth and appetizing, it is served warm without loosing its green colour.
A good taste of Lui Char Tea made from a variety of ingredients like peanut, white sesame seeds, mint leaves, sweet basil leaves, sweet potato leaves, chinese green tea leaves and peppercorns should blend well in its flavour and complement each other. (Some seller does not make a good Char soup and it taste like raw leaves. Yuck! )
Indeed a good meal today!!
Very high class ah, we chinese also have fondue. Summo its so common.
Do you like Chinese fondue?
Also known as Malaysian steamboat?
Chinese Fondue, Steamboat or Hot Pot is prepared by many chinese homes. Its a simple meal popularly served during the Chinese New Year, with a wide array of selections of meat balls, noodles, fresh vegetables, seafood and slices of meat to be dip into simmering stock or added into the soup stock and cook. Imagine on the middle of the table, a hot pot full of raw ingredients cooking and everyone seated at the table waiting to dig in.
Having steamboat is also a good way to share and socialize at the same time. Rainy season and cold weather are perfect for having steamboat as dinner. Agree not??
In recent years steamboat restaurant in klang valley has find its spot in the heart of food lovers and booming fast when they introduce variety of soups and wide choices of fresh ingredients to attract diners. A new introduction of steamboat favoured by Malaccans namely Satay celup only available in Melaka is also popular nowadays. It is MELAKA Satay Celup, MELAKA Steamboat. (Have to stress its MELAKA if not later the Singaporean claimed it to be Singaporean satay celup, siao. Anything Malaysian was labelled Singapore’s origin)
As steamboat is also one of my favourite meal together with family and friends, I find it hard to refrain myself to dine-out at any of these steamboat restaurants as well. The price for a Steamboat can be as cheap as MYR15 per person to as much as MYR50-100 per person depending on the ingredients chosen from varieties of fishballs to wide selections of seafood like prawns, squid, fish, even abalone, vegetables and meat, marinated kampung chicken etc.
Enough said, here’s the photo of the dinner I took the other day at Bone & Pot Damansara Utama.
Soup that we chose. Pork Bone Soup and Pig stomach with pepper soup.
Many selections of dipping sauce/ chilli paste.
All kept in this container. Very hygienic
Oh so delicious – house specialty pork ball. It sell-out fast, we only manage to have 2 order that day.
If not mistaken, these are the cheese balls. Yummeh!!
Fried chicken cartilage. I love this very much and ordered a second serving too.
Fishballs with sea urchin fillings.
Generous fillings!! Hmm Crab Roe fish ball? sorry if its wrong- cannot remember which is which.
Sliced pork, very thin!!
Tofu is a must for a steamboat meal. hehehe
Overall we spend about RM170+- for 5 pax. Although price tag on the expensive side but the meal was good!!!
Its an air-conditioned restaurant btw, more comfortable to eat here actually.Tweet
Once again its Ching Ming Festival in April and we went back to Kuantan to pray my in-law ancestors. I missed all the fun which I very much look forward to as family time together as I have to excuse myself from going to the cemetery due to the monthly P thing. Sad!
After paying tribute to the ancestors the whole family make a short trip to Balok, a small fishing village in Kuantan. In case you didnt know, every year Balok host the International Windsurfing Regatta and were acknowledge as one of the 10 best beaches in the world by the international wind-surfing and kite-surfing sportsmen.
How I wish I can follow them to Balok rather than sleeping at home. My BIL has an appointment with the fisherman when they bring in the Catch of the Day.
Its Live Scallop!! Its HOTATE!!!
If I were there, I must be leaping in Joy and buy a whole lot from the Fisherman. My BIL bought only a kilo I think and its damn cheap! Only RM5 for a kilo.
My BIL baked the Scallops. He didn’t remove the ‘red’ thing and the ‘white’ thing. What is it called? I dont know. I assume its what differentiate the male and the female of the scallop. What I read from wikipedia/Scallop its the Roe?
Its so Yummeh!!! So fresh!!
You cant get any fresher than this, even at the restaurant. Right? Right?
This morning while driving to work, apart from Monday Blues, slightly late because my Pierre go for his 2nd dump and stupid idiot driving like tortoise and me swearing on the mother f**ker, all those frustration still there’s nothing more nerve wrecking than what our government promoted on
Seriously, there is nothing above that can make me a proud Malaysian with what our government is doing and now they are saying 97% of the submitted survey feedback forms are okay with the Lynas in Gebeng, the Rare Earth Plant?
Way to go Dato Ajib Go !!
Why dont you terang-terang promote
1MALAYSIA wants 1RADIASI, 1TENGKORAK MATI & 1KUBUR
97% OKAY with LYNAS???
Register and be a responsible voter next election!
Vote for your next Generation!!Tweet
Some of you may knew that I won a contest in March and the grand prize was Pilot for A Day Xexperience for 2 persons or Cash of RM500. Between Cash and a whole new experience I chose Experience
So last Sunday I went for the Whole New Experience before the voucher expired the end of October (have been very busy lately). Our appointment was 9am on Sunday morning and the beautiful weather awaits.
This is the Cessna plane that I am going fly with. wahahahahha
This one is one of the private jet landed at Subang Skypark all the way from United States! I wondered why the hell these people are so rich!!!! Parking a private jet at Skypark can cost a few thousands a night -_- .
Did you know that the Jet fuel cost RM6 -7 per litr? and a Cessna 172 easily burns about 7 gallons of fuel an hour. That’s about err.. mari kita buat kira kira:
1 gallon = 3.79litres
7 gallon = 26.53 litres
26.53 litres x RM7 = RM180
So an hour flight on Cessna cost RM180 on just Fuel.
Thats cost excludes parking, customs clearance, and other hefty charges to own a private jet/plane. To be a pilot as a profession you need RM280,000 to complete a 2 years course
There’s a few more private jet arrive at the Skypark on Sunday morning. .. Abdullah’s wan not here. Its park at the Airforce wor..
The co-pilot (my instructor) help us to take this photo. (psst.. can see my Yeobo’s tetek)
Pilot’s headgear got Zebra print geh.. this one is for the back passenger.
Me listening to the instructor telling me which pedal to press and what are the ‘toys’ I can touch. So many buttons, push here and there then talking to the control tower, I am very quiet lor… ahem I pray in my heart before the plane runs on the aviation runway.
I am given the chance to do the take off. Pilot mah?!! So when the Cessna reach the speed momentum my co-pilot ask me to pull the control and suddenly the plane nose went up! It was really quick, I laugh during take off and its really fun.
We flew to KL area. Hubby took a pic - On the way to KLCC. When I saw KLCC I wish I have a parachute or something so I can jump down and do some shopping.
After 15 minutes -20 minutes of plane ride we are back to Subang Skypark and its Yeobo’s turn to be the Pilot.
Then while he is sitting in front, I am uninterested already coz I am not the Pilot liao. So I syok sendiri ….
Here’s another pic.. the co-pilot let Yeobo do the landing.. (not fair!!)
Each of us got a certificate as souvenir hehehehe