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Dinner at Meng Kee Grill Fish, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang

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I had been to Restaurant Meng Kee for uncounted time since over 10 years ago and this is one of my forever favorite for delicious seafood in Kuala Lumpur. I brought most of my good friends, and traveller friends to this restaurant to enjoy it's fine and delicious meals at this open air restaurant.


On last Independence Day eve (30th August 2013), we went here again for another dinner, and hours later, for supper. Talking about the menu, various seafood are available for you to choose here. From butter prawn, black pepper crab, lala sambal and bamboo clam with curry paste. You also can compliment your meal with garlic fried rice or white rice on the side. Awesome and awesome.


As always, this restaurant is always full and the customer keep coming in and out. I can see, they are many regulars here including me. This Meng Kee Restaurant also very popular among expats in Malaysia and seems like the restaurant owner, a lady really know how to care their customers.


As for that evening, we or…

Lunch at Restaurant Ayam Kampung Publika, Damansara Perdana

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I never eat any Ayam Kampung before, or literally called as Village Chicken and this is my first time having it. The different between Ayam Kampung and the normal one that we always buy in market is, the size is slightly smaller. Some said that the Ayam Kampung is more tender too, which is I'm not too sure about it.




So, on last Tuesday, my boss and team mate went to this Ayam Kampung Publika Restaurant at Damansara Perdana for lunch. One thing you need to know, good if you can car-pool when coming to this area as parking is very tough to get as the area has a lot of offices with limited parking spaces. Or else, you need to double park and leave your number on your dashboard if you don't want the person that u blocked leave a handwriting note call you as "asshole"





Okay, so we went to this restaurant and as informed by my boss, this restaurant is always full during lunch time. We headed to the food buffet area and nah! a lot of delicious dishes there. Of course, the main…

Weekend Escape to Mũi Kê Gà (Kê Gà Beach) Bình Thuận

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If you get bored with Mui Ne beach, but still would like to pamper yourself with breezy and sunny day, why don't you give a try to visit Mui Ke Ga or some called it as Hon Ba. This island is very quiet and calm as not so many tourist know about this place. This island is located in Binh Thuan province or about 40km from Phan Thiet city. 




How to get here? You can buy bus ticket at Phuong Trang ticketing counter from Saigon - Muine. When arrived to Tien Thanh, you may get off and catch any local buses to Ke Ga. Or else, you can use car service (Mr. Kim Hung 0984 285 050) which will cost you around VND180,000 per person. The journey from Saigon to Ke Ga normally will take around 5 hours.








If you want to find a good resort to stay, Rock Water Bay is a good option. This resort come with a very nice and modern furniture. There is a salt water swimming pool which made with granite craggy cliff and it is located overlooking the sea. If you love massage, you can choose to do beach massage ser…

Creative in Motion: LimKokWing Graduate's Fashion Show

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The event was on mid-July 2013 to celebrate the graduation of Fashion Design students of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. With theme Creative in Motion, those final years students came out with their own design and delivered by the beauties on the runaway.




Other then fashion show, there are some catchy performance by LimKokWing's students to entertain the audiences as well. One of my favorite was the song performed by Mark O'dea, who also one of the finalist of Malaysia CLEO Most Eligible Bachelor 2013. The video was uncompleted when my camera suddenly ran out of battery. 

Prior to my "camera ran out of battery", there are other performances by familiar faces of LimKokWing's students as well. 

To understand more about what Fashion Design student did, click here to review more photos from the launching event of LimKokWing Fashion Club, the first label in the world by a university. 

Saturday Food Hunting at Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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This is just a quick posting. I have to work on last Saturday and around 3pm, my housemate, Christopher came to my office and its time for another food hunting after the Fasting Month and Eid Mubarak. 
We decided to go to Kampung Baru, the biggest Malay village which is located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre or just a distance from the iconic Petronas Twin tower. We arrive to Kampung Baru by using LRT and stop at Kampung Baru Station.
This Briani Johore Restaurant is non air-conditioned eating out place and located at Jalan Raja Muda Musa, about 100 meter from Kampung Baru flat. We ordered a serving of Mee Bandung Muar and a serving of Mee Rebus. Literally, Mee Bandung is referred to mix of dried shrimps, dried chili, blended sweet potatoes, tofu, beef and other ingredients as a soup and eat together with yellow noodle. 

Talking about the Mee Rebus, I think the one that I ate at Meldrum Street, Johor Bahru is much more delicious. But then still tasty. If you don't know what…

My Pre-Hari Raya Cooking 2013

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Eid Mubarak or Hari Raya is the celebration after 1 month fasting for the Muslim. During the fasting months, Muslim are prohibited from eat and drink start from sunrise until the sunset time. Prior to the Eid Mubarak celebration, there will be some preparation has to be done earlier such as shopping for new cloths, making Hari Raya cookies, changing some furniture and many more. 
As I am living in Malaysia, or particularly in Johor (the southern part of the peninsular Malaysia), I will share about how we was our celebration for this year. I had done with my Hari Raya shopping few days before coming back to my hometown in Segamat, and what I can say is, there are sea of people in town crazily shopping


One day before the Hari Raya, normally the family members, especially women are very busy in kitchen to prepare the ingredients for the occasion. As in Johor, having Ketupat (Rice stuffed in the coconut leaf) is a must, besides Rendang Daging (Beef with spices), Ayam Masak Merah (Spicy Ch…

"Vietnamese Curry" for Dinner at Restaurant Leong Ah - Puchong

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What is for dinner tonight? That is a very common question for me and my mate for almost every weekend. Since we are not driving, we decided to go to a restaurant nearby our house in Puchong. From what I know, this restaurant is always pack at dinner time.

Leong Ah - Puchong Restaurant, we been there around 7.00am and this restaurant which majorly funished with round tables start to get crowded. My mate Christopher chose what to order coz it was his treat. 
First, we ordered the signature dish of this restaurant which is Mixed Seafood Vietnamese Curry. Honestly, I never taste such curry during my 5 years of living in Vietnam. Really NEVER!!! But I have it here, something so called Vietnamese Curry. After few sipping, then I figure out that, one of the ingredient for this curry is "ớt sa tế", kind of a Vietnamese Chili Paste. Anyway, I love this new taste of curry and will definitely imitate the recipe. 

Other than that, we had a serving of vegetable soup with dried shrimp on to…

Things Not To Do during Chinese's Hungry Ghost Festival

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Hungry Ghost Festival is coming again this year (7th August 2013 until 4th September 2013) and one of my Facebook friend shared about "DO NOT" Checklist after 00:00Hrs on 7th August: Hang out late.Spit in the street or tree.Stare at the candlelight or burning fire.Step On Or Kick offering items / joss sticks along the Roadside.Cover up your forehead at night; always pin or put up your hair as high as possible.Stare at “them” if you really saw one; look or walk away calmly.Make funny jokes or comments on any display altar / offering items along the street.Look underneath the altar table when there is a prayer session.Shift your eyeballs from left to right or right to left repeatedly if you sensed something; always look straight and walk toward your destination calmly.Sniff and follow any pleasant or sweet smell ahead of you.Sit on the first few Front Rows of any public Chinese Operas.Open your umbrella at night, especially red color type.Wear red color costume with high heels …

Hari Raya Shopping at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, KL

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We Malaysian really love shopping. The quote "Shopping till Drop" is really suitable for Malaysia. Prior to Eid-Mubarak or locally known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, one of the must do item is shopping for the celebration. 
One of the famous shopping district for the occasion is Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. Since decades, this street is the main attraction among shoppers to get their needs at a very reasonable price. Shoppers can choose to get their cloths from side walk seller, or famous textile boutiques along the street. 


My last trip aka shopping for Hari Raya was awesome. Thousand of people on the street, shops, shopping malls, here and there choosing Baju Melayu (male Malay's traditional costume), Baju Kurung (female Malay's traditional constume), bargaining or maybe just wandering among others.
This scene wouldn't end up just at day time, immediate after breakfasting time aroun 7.30pm, people will come back to shop here even until 12 midnight. See how we love to sh…

Expensive Briyani Lunch at Restaurant Ismail Briyani, TTDI

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Our visit to Restaurant Ismail Briyani was 2 weeks before the fasting month, and this restaurant is located nearby my office at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur. The only problem when you come here by driving is, you will have difficulty to find parking especially during peak hours.
Sitting in this restaurant, it is look like a higher standard of Mamak restaurant (Indian Muslim's restaurant) with male waiters with varieties of curry based foods and rice dishes in the menu. So, we ordered two servings of Chicken Briyani and one serving of Beef Murtabak.

How about our Chicken Briyani? It was okay. Maybe because I am a Johorean and briyani is one of our famous dish. So, I would rate the Chicken Briyani that we had here as moderate in terms of taste, fragrance and the chicken texture. 
Murtabak is one of my favorite since my childhood time. The Beef Murtabak that we had was very rich with beef and really thick and this is a new version of Murtabak for me. We had the Murtabak wit…

Stress Releasing Dinner at Dontaku Ramen @ One Utama

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Maybe I am not a qualified food reviewer. But anyway, I really love to share with people about where did I go over the weekend with mission to inspire them to enjoy their life.
It was a very tough Monday and all in my mind when working in office is to have a good food and later a good sleep. After calling my mate, Christopher, we decided to meet up at One Utama Shopping Centre for a Japanese dinner.
We went to Dontaku Ramen Japanese Restaurant which is located at lower ground floor, New Wing of the mall. At 7.30pm, the restaurant was really crowded with I think, 99% of Chinese customer and I am the 1% which is Malay. I believe, there must be something unique about this place.
We ordered 3 main courses which is Teriyaki Chicken Ramen, Soft Shell Crab Udon and Seafood Teppanyaki with rice set. Teriyaki Chicken is always my favorite, but this is my very first time to have a Teriyaki Chicken with Ramen.
Next, we were having the Soft Shell Crab with Udon. The soft shell crab was deep fried and…