Sunday, March 31, 2013

Makan - Makan || Warung Tapak Sulaiman, Kajang

Ramai dah review pasal this place.. mostly orang Putrajaya.. so one day, being lucky, I get to book for 3 person at this place.. from other reviews, dapat tau that you don't have to order, just sit at your assigned table and order for your drinks and just wait for the food to arrive..

Sebelum nak pegi tu penat search for the easiest way to go there.. I even called up a colleague yang dah pernah pegi.. but I became more confused.. In the end, I choose a direction and stick with that..

Alhamdulillah.. direction tu senang je ikut.. we safely arrived there.. part parking pulak yang susah.. true to every review.. memang penuh.. we had to park di kalangan monyet-monyet sekalian..

orang dah penuh

Masuk je warung tu nampak meja with my name on it.. duduk je ada orang datang tanya order air and after that 1 by 1 food arrived.. sampai je the STAR dish memang lah dah terliur sangat-sangat..

name tagging

Start makan je.. macam tiba-tiba brought back to masa zaman kecik-kecik makan kat kampung masa cuti sekolah.. oohhh.. blisss.. cukup segala rasa.. memang tak pandang kiri-kanan dah.. suara pon tak dengar dah..

Our set meal that day..

ayam goreng
 ayam goreng ni macam ayam goreng kat rumah je.. so tak payah komen la kot..

ikan goreng dan sos kicap

this dish pon biasa je.. buat ratah-ratah.. tapi ikan die garing.. best betol meratah..

sayur kobis goreng

ahahaha.. same je dengan komen kat atas..

timun + sambal belacan

sambal belacan tu memang kick! sedap!!

STAR dish - masak lemak ketam
masak lemak dia memang sedap betul.. cukup semua rasa ada.. pedas pon just nice.. Kitorang siap hirup kuah.. macam sayang betul.. siap macam nak bungkus kuah je bawak balik masa dah habis makan tu.. tapi malu la kan.. lauk dah habis.. kuah pon nak bungkus ke??!!

set meal for 3

They charge RM13 per person regardless what you drink..while waiting foe our food to be served, we noticed the TV3's Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan plaque hanged at the cashier.. but couldn't confirm whether they were already on air or not..

After eating there.. I can summarised the process of eating at this warung as..

call for booking >> arrive >> seat >> order for drinks >> wait to be serve >> eat >> pay

This way of eating eliminates the process of choosing food which I usually hate.. there you go.. a place that suits me so well.. heh!

Oo..after this nak kene try other set meal.. according to some review lain hari lain set meal.. yang pasti STAR dish selang seli between udang and ketam..

at the end of the journey

Warung Tapak Sulaiman
No. 80A, Jalan Jamaluddin, Desa Putra, 43000 Kajang, SELANGOR
Hours : breakfast and lunch only (need to call for booking)
Tel :  017 - 381 2246 / 017 - 274 7761

I Say

Price : RM 13 for the whole dish.. what more to ask? 
Food : truly a local dish.. just like what you eat at home
Service : service was breeze.. once you're seated you don't have to wait long to be served
Atmosphere : kampung like.. peaceful  
Cleanliness : lean  
Parking : parking is a bit of a problem.. you can always gable and park in front of their neighbours.. or you can always park downhil or uphill and you can hike up or climb down to the warung.. I would suggest to drive there with smaller cars or a 4WD..

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Apple Crumble

I was craving for something sweet/desserts the whole of last week but couldn't decide on what to have and where to go to.. in the  end i decided to make my very first apple crumble when I saw some apples in the fridge.. I mixed couple of recipe that i found on the net and wallah! my very own apple crumble..
-- Apple Mixture
3 granny smith apples - peeled, cored and chopped
60 grams sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-- Crumble Topping
100 grams flour
60 grams butter
25 grams sugar
1 tablespoon oats   
1.   stew the apples with sugar and ground cinnamon until soft.
2.   let them cool.
3.   mix flour, butter, sugar and oats with your fingers.
4.   spoon the apple mixture into ramekin.
5.   spoon the crumble topping over the apple mixtures.
6.   bake for 30 minutes at 130 degC.

before baking
all that was left

Monday, March 25, 2013

Makan - Makan || Padi House, Galeria Putrajaya

Had lunch here since a couple of colleagues need to settle something at Galeria.. It was quite crowded with lunch goers.. I wonder whether they were this crowded every lunch hour??  I saw some even decided to eat somewhere else because they've waited long and the lunch hour was almost up..

These are what we had..

mushroom soup
ice lemon tea
lamb chop with black pepper sauce
mongolian lamb cutlets
salmon with key lime sauce

Padi House @ Galeria, Putrajaya
Galeria PjH, Jalan P4W, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4, PUTRAJAYA 
Hours : 1000am - 1000pm daily

I Say

Price : Worth the penny for the food they serve  
Food : I always love the food since its different from the normal office cafe food.. 
Service : I was truly disappointed during the seating part.. but nothing to complaint on the food service  
Atmosphere : Love the ambience   
Cleanliness : clean  
Parking : parking is not a problem.. lots of basement parking if you don't mind paying RM2.. if not park by the roadside at your own risk

Friday, March 22, 2013

Lagu Kita

I don't remember how did I get to know this song.. but surely melekat to my heart!!

(by : Vidi Aldiano)

Meskipun aku bukan siapa-siapa
Bukan yang sempurna
Namun percayalah hatiku milikmu
 Meski seringku mengecewakanmu
Maafkanlah aku
Janjiku kan setia padamu
Hanyalah dirimu

Aku milikmu
Kau milikku
Takkan ada yang pisahkan kita
Ini lagu kita untuk selamanya
Janjiku untukmu takkan tinggalkan dirimu

Meski seringku mengecewakanmu
Maafkanlah aku
Janjiku kan setia padamu
Hanya dirimu

Aku milikmu
Kau milikku
Takkan ada yang pisahkan kita
Ini lagu kita untuk selamanya
Janjiku untukmu takkan tinggalkan dirimu

Lagu ini akan menjadi saksi
Tulusnya hatiku cintaimu ooh

Aku milikmu
Kau milikku
Takkan ada yang pisahkan kita
Ini lagu kita untuk selamanya
Oh janjiku untukmu

Aku milikmu
Kau milikku
Takkan asa yang pisahkan kita
Ini lagu kita untuk selamanya
Janjiku untukmu takkan tinggalkan dirimu
Janjiku untukmu takkan tinggalkan dirimu
Takkan tinggalkan dirimu

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Makan - Makan || Restoran Sri Pelabuhan Seafood, Cherating

As I said earlier..  we had to turn back just before we reached Cherating and we saw this place as the most appealing restaurant.. this restaurant also had the most cars lines-up in front.. so that's the place of our choice.. the name is Restoran Sri Pelabuhan Seafood..

seafood restaurant - pic google

When we arrive there it was raining and there were couple of tables occupied.. We were first seated and was brought to the fresh seafood station to choose.. Took siakap, a very large sotong (tamak!) and couple of prawn.. and ordered ayam goreng kunyit for Adam..

Then 1 by 1 the food came..

Adam's ayam goreng kunyit

The chicken for ayam goreng kunyit were fried until crispy.. so it was Adam favourite I must say.. he finished it all up by himself..

udang bakar

I was imagining udang bakar just like what I have before at Alaa.. Kassim.. the prawn is grill together with garlic butter.. but they grill my prawns with the ikan bakar sauce.. quite disappointed there.. But the prawn was cooked well and juicy..

siakap sweet sour

the sweet sour sauce was okay-okay laa.. but the disappointment was the way they fry the fish.. they should've fry it a little bit more so that the fish would be more crispier and more delicious..

sotong goreng tepung or is it tepung celup sotong??!!

This was the biggest failure of that night.. the batter was too thick that we had to separate the squid with the batter.. and the squid was chewy of over cooking..

So I don't think there'll be a second visit.. sorry to the owner.. but that's how I feel..

Restoran Sri Pelabuhan Seafood, Kuantan
20, Kampung Selamat, Jalan Pelabuhan, 26100 Kuantan, PAHANG

I Say

Price : I forgot about the price but I guess it was okay because didn't remember Mr. AZ complaining
Food :  the food was so-so.. but I would rate it to the lower side of so-so.. the choice of seafood were limited..
Service : service was good.. no comment there
Atmosphere : a normal thai and seafood restaurant
Cleanliness : fair
Parking : ample parking around the restaurant of the restaurant..

Monday, March 18, 2013

Away to Kuantan

Made another last minute plan.. but this time we headed to Kuantan.. didn't plan on anything.. just relaxing and let Adam enjoy the swimming pool..

At first I thought that we would be leaving for Kuantan early in the morning..  but Mr. AZ only took half-day leave.. so we started out after Zuhur.. Adam was totally excited..

The initial plan was to stopped to have lunch at Temerloh.. the ever so famous Masak Lemak Tempoyak Ikan Patin.. but the plan was scrapped to make sure we arrived on time at the hotel for check-in.. most probably will stop on the way back..

We arrived just in-time before the check-in time were over.. freshen up a bit and head out to search for a place to eat to have our dinner cum lunch together.. hah!

our room

My search for food reviews landed mostly in Cherating where it is quite far from our hotel.. but still we determined to go there.. half way to Cherating from Balok the rain came and we turn around and decided to stop for dinner at the most appealing restaurant that we saw.. and we did had a nice dinner.. where I would write about in the next entry..

at the hotel lobby

Back from dinner.. we hung out a bit at the lobby.. because Adam loves the water feature so much that he requested to sleep at the lobby.. eheheh.. so funny my boy..

back from breakfast

The next morning we had to head out for breakfast since our room did not come together with breakfast.. we saw a decent place for breakfast mend by some makcik-makcik kampung.. there's lines waiting to be serve by them.. the food must be great! Yup.. it is.. I had Nasi Dagang, while Mr. AZ had Laksam and Adam had nasi lemak kosong and telur mata.. it was a hearty breakfast I must say.. but sorry no picture and review of the stall..

Back from the breakfast we just hung out at the pool until check-out time.. Luckily it was not difficult to persuade Adam to leave the hotel and the pool.. the most difficult part to leave the lobby.. he can cry and shouted "Adam nak tengok water fountain!".. Had to promise him to come again to get him to enter the car.. hahahahha..

the face of budak taknak balik
On the way back we stopped over at Temerloh for our Masak Lemak Ikan Patin treat.. Mr. AZ requested for 2 fish cuts.. 1 for me and 1 for him.. whose the Ikan Patin freak here?!! the luch was super nice except for the hot weather..

Arrived KL just nicely to relax and get ready for work the next day.. It was super nice getaway from the hectic life in KL.. hope to do this again..

Monday, March 11, 2013

Little Princess

Its been a while since I write about her.. my little niece.. Sara..

Now that she's grown up..

... [ every favourite thing of Adam would be her favourite also
... [ all the words that Adam brought back from school would be picked up by her
... [ no longer watches Disney Junior unlike Adam.. her favourite channel now is nickelodeon and cartoon network
... [ loves noodle

and I noticed that girls and boys grew up differently eventhough they grow up together..


Friday, March 8, 2013

What To Do?

So my helper of 5 years decided to go back to Indonesia this June.. she's with us since Adam was born.. couldn't say she is perfect but I was really satisfied with the way she take care of Adam.. and Adam is very very comfortable with her..  she treated her as if Adam is her brother.. I won't stop her because I already did that when she decided the first time last 2 years.. I told her to consider staying until Adam go to school..

Now the time has come.. and Adam is already settled in his new school.. thought of sending him for whole day session.. but I couldn't see him being that independent after being pampered by the helper all this while.. most probably sending him until 3 o'clock and when he reaches home he's too tired to do anything except sleeping.. then he won't be a burden for my parents to care for him until I come back.. hmmmm..

or should I get another helper?? but I'm afraid that Adam wont be able to warm up to the new helper.. and what I'm afraid most is will the new helper able to care for Adam with all his mood swings and shouting and everything that comes together with it..

any idea to share??


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Makan - Makan || Restoran Seri Mesra Ikan Bakar & Seafood , Port Dickson

Selepas baca macam-macam review on seafood restaurant yang best untuk dinner kat Port Dickson, we went to Seri Mesra..

Kali ni kita buat cerita bergambar ok?

the seafood restaurant - pic google
not in a good mood - demam!
Budak kecik ni memang moody all through dinner.. semua bende tak kene.. bila main game tapi tak ikut arahan dia pon boleh mengamuk.. garpu jatuh pon marah.. menangis2.. mencabar betul..

nasik lemak sedap RM1
The best nasik lemak singgit ever!! of this century laa.. sambal dier kick! i love it!! tapi dapat makan sebungkus je sebab lauk lain banyak sangat yang kene habiskan.. 

sotong goreng tepung
Sotong goreng tepung yang best.. nampak macam x crunchy kan?? tapi crunchy & cukup2 masak.. sauce tu sauce macam keropok lekor tapi cair sikit..

ikan siakap masak 3 rasa
Ikan ni seriously besar.. terkejut jugak masa ikan ni sampai.. Mr. AZ cakap nilah smallest ikan yang ada..whoaahhh.. memang penatla nak habiskan.. summore pedas lagi.. tapi memang meratah gila2.. tapi sedap.. ikan tu goreng garing.. even dah letak sauce pon still garing..

kailan ikan masin
sama je rasa macam kat mana2 kedai.. cukup rasa masin dier.. actually tak payah order ni masa tu.. gatal nak order sebab tengok orang meja sebelah order sayur.. nak order jugak..

udang masak sambal
 yumms!! memang sedap tapi pedas.. actually udang ni separuh tu nak mintak bakar garlic butter macam makan kat alaa.. kassim tapi katanya tak boleh bakar kalau sikit sangat.. nak bakar kene double this quantity.. ini pon tak boleh habis.. nak double??

anak bujang punya ayam goreng kunyit
at first Adam makan sedap je.. half of the dinner tu maybe dia rase badan dah tak sedap kot.. makan pon tak nak..

sup ekor
sup ekor ni according to Mr. AZ sedapla.. I couldn't swallow anything dah masa sup ni sampai.. so biar Mr. AZ yang habiskan.. lagipon dia yang order..ehehehe.. balas balik sebab masa nak habiskan sayur tu dia kata sapa order kene habiskan..

In the end kitorang manage to finished up ikan, sotong, sayur and sup jek.. udang dalam 2 ekor and ayam goreng kunyit kitorang tapau with nasik putih sebungkus.. tapi memang puas hati la.. makanan memang cukup rasa and sedap.. tapi mungkin sebab kitorang pegi bukan peak season kot.. I bet kalau peak season mesti penuh orang.. gaya tak peak season pon almost penuh.. tapi this would be the place to makan after this kalau kitorang datang Port Dickson lagi..

p/s: frust betol.. tertinggal udang masak sambal & ayam goreng kunyit Adam dalam peti ais kat hotel.. dah sampai KL baru teringat..

Restoran Seri Mesra Ikan Bakar & Seafood, Port Dickson
No. 3 & 4, Teluk Kemang Square, Batu 7, Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, 71050 NEGERI SEMBILAN
Tel: 06 - 662 5503

I Say
Price : quite pricey.. total paid were RM108 plus 2 drinks
Food :  The seafood was fresh and delicious!
Service : good service
Atmosphere : a normal thai and seafood restaurant Cleanliness : fair
Parking : ample parking right infront of the restaurant..