Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ramadhan Kareem


Have a glorious month ahead!




Friday, June 27, 2014

Makan - Makan || Yati Ayam Percik, Kota Bharu

Dah lama dah nak try makan Yati Ayam Percik.. Tapi ada je halangan.. So this work trip to Kelantan, I take the opportunity untuk makan jugak sini.. Since the 1st night hujan, and summore the hotel staff offer to their shuttle service to bring us here, kitorang pon macam orang mengantuk yang disorong bantal..

Sampai-sampai macam dah tak ramai orang, tapi banyak lagi ayam & ikan atas panggang.. I ordered chicken while the other 2 ordered fish.. to be eaten with nasi kerabu..

The portion is really big.. I can't even finished the rice.. tapi the ulams and all other condiments licin laa..


My verdict, taste wise memang sedap. Tapi I would prefer the fish better sebab my chicken was overcooked and burnt.. Didn't enjoy much.

Summore, flies are visible even in the air-conditioned room.. should do something to handle that problem..


Yati Ayam Percik@Kota Bharu
847, Jalan Long Yunus, 15200 Kota Bharu, KELANTAN
Tel : 09 - 747 9867
Hours : 1100am - 1100pm

I Say

Price : paid by one of the colleague
Food : authentic nasi kerabu but the chicken was burnt.. the fish looked more tempting.. theres also choices of Kelantanese desserts
Service : fast
Atmosphere : roadside restaurant.. you can choose to sit in the open air or air-conditioned room
Cleanliness : fair since flies are visible
Parking : park by the roadside





Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Work Trip to Kota Bharu

So.. this time work brought me to Kota Bharu.. another Sunday out.. susahnyalah nak pujuk Adam.. Tapi got to do what you've got to do..

Takda apa sangat buat kat sana.. Just work and selitkan shopping sikit.. heh!

Dapatlah pergi Pasar Siti Khadijah for keropok & serunding shopping.. Ada jugak beli dodol.. some for the office and some for home.. sedaplah dodol dia..
colourful

Yang tak bestnya trip kali ni adalah hujan.. bukan tak best apa.. sebab tak boleh jalan lebih-lebih.. Lagipon tak boleh shop sangat sebab naik flight.. ada luggage limitation..
 




Monday, June 23, 2014

Breathtaking

I would like to share a video of a breathtaking view of tulips field during our trip to Amsterdam earlier this year..

Hope to be here again..

video

video





Saturday, June 21, 2014

Welcome To The The World Dear Boy

My colleague at the office gave birth to a baby boy.. these are us visiting her at the hospital with her fresh from the oven hunny bunch....

 
 
 
 


"Welcome to the world baby MZ!"





Thursday, June 19, 2014

Makan - Makan || Tuuu... Dia Pak Tam, Selayang

Introduced by a colleague.. It is said that they have lines and lines of lauk for lunch.. and all would be gone if we were late.. the star dish is their huge freshwater prawns.. And I'm gonna have that for lunch..

 
the price for my plate
But it was quite pricey.. but come to think of it.. maybe thats normal price for a huge prawn..


Jalan 2/10, Bandar Baru Selayang, 68100 SELANGOR
Tel : 03 - 6138 8388
Hours : 0700am - 0200am (daily)

I Say

Price : its in a higher side or maybe its the dish that made the charges high
Food : love the choices they have.. so very kampung style
Service : not much to rate on
Atmosphere : normal restaurant
Cleanliness : clean
Parking : depends on luck.. if you were lucky you will get a parking space on the first turn.. if not you need to do second or even third round..






Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Test Drive

A surprise test drive.. such an exhilarating ride! red summore!

 
 


p/s: its BIL's red ride actually..





Sunday, June 15, 2014

Work vs Nature

During one of the course I attended.. It seems work in nature kind of thing..

work
 




Friday, June 13, 2014

Makan - Makan || Restoran Super Top Ikan Bakar, Tanjung Lumpur

Since dah ada kerja kat Kuantan and kene stay 2 malam, kitorang decide untuk makan seafood.. Mana lagi kalau bukan kat Tanjung Lumpur.. Tapi memang tak tau nak makan kedai mana.. So kitorang just stop kat the 1st kedai..  


Super Top.. kedai memang luas and nampak meriah.. since pergi dengan bos, biar bos lah pilih makanan.. mind you, kitorang 3 orang je nak makan.. bos boleh order 3 ekor ketam masak telur masin, 2 ekor sotong besar goreng tepung, ikan pari sederhana bakar, tomyam and sayur campur goreng.. Serious macam feast je..

And as expected.. tak habis.. Tapi the food memang sedap especially ketam telur masin..

sotong goreng tepung
all the food

ketam masak telur masin

Ana Ikan Bakar Petai, Tanjung Lumpur
Pantai Selera, Tanjung Lumpur, Kuantan PAHANG 
Tel : 019 - 962 3169/ 014 - 809 8000


I Say  
 
Price : I guess it was worth whatever being paid by the boss
Food : food was great.. I love the crab specifically
Service : service was fast
Atmosphere : perfect for family and big group  
Cleanliness : clean     
Parking : ample parking spaces around the restaurant



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Work Trip to Kuantan

This time the work trip started on Sunday.. so, Dude sent me to the meet point together with Adam.. This was difficult.. Adam cried asking why am I leaving him behind.. eeheh.. and he said

"nanti malam Adam nak sleep hug sape?"

late evening on the east coast highway

Still.. had to go.. When we arrive at the hotel, it was already dark.. check-in, freshen up and we went out to search for dinner.. had a feast that night..

lovely afternoon
tea by the beach
 
The trip was full of activity apart from the work.. We went to Teluk Chempedak, have a tea by the beach, went to Kuantan Riverside to watch people fishing, saw turtle eggs being sold, having durian and having sotong goreng tepung for dinner..
 
turtle eggs ready to be sold
durian from johor

deliciously yummy
marvelous sotong goreng tepung at Ana Ikan Bakar Petai
 
A successful work trip I must say..
 



Monday, June 9, 2014

Big Yellow Taxi



(by : Counting Crows feat. Vanessa Carlton)


They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got til its gone
They paved paradise 
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
And put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half to seem 'em

Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise 
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer farmer
Put away the DDT 
I don't care about spots on my apples
Leave me the birds and the bees
Please!

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone

They paved paradise 
And put up a parking lot
Hey, now they paved paradise
To put up a parking lot
Why not?

Listenin' late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took my girl away

Now, don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey now, now
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 
Til its gone
They paved paradise
To put up a parking lot

I don't want give it
Why you want give,
Why you want give it all away?
Hey hey hey
Now you want give it,
Ah she want to give it 
Cause she givin' it all away
Now now now

Hey pave paradise
Put up a parking lot







Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chilli Prawn

A couple of colleagues came back from an outstation work to Kota Kinabalu and came back with a couple of kilos of freshwater prawns.. they were HE-UGE!! this is a what-ever-I-have-in-the-kitchen recipe.. so no specific measurements..

But Dude said it was delicious..
 
 
INGREDIENTS

freshwater prawns
shallot - pounded
garlic - pounded
birds eye chili - pounded
shrimp paste - pounded
salt
sugar
 
PREPARATION

1. fry the freshwater prawns head first until partly cooked.
2. heat oil and fry the pounded shallot, garlic, birds eye chilli and shrimp paste until fragrant.
3. add in water.
4. add in salt and sugar to taste.
5. when the chili thickens, add in the freshwater prawns and wait until cooked.









Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live! @ Avenue K

It just so happen that I saw a tv commercial about Dinoscovery at Avenue K.. and I thought its a great activity for Adam since he have been going in and out of toy shops more that ever.. and kept on buying new toys.. So this week we change to a new activity..


We took the train (to Adam's request) to KLCC and went up to the 4th floor of Avenue K.. If you are unsure of where you're supposed to head to, just follow the dino's footsteps.. you will know that you're at the right place when you saw a half-bodied dinosaur


The entrance ticket is RM25 (adult) & RM35 (child) for Malaysian citizens.. once you enter, you would need some time to adjust your eyes to the dimly lit.. then the child is given a vest, headlight, RFID band and a map with stickers.. the adult were given only a vest.. You would look like a group of paleontologists that is ready for an adventure..
 

Adam was already being the normal Adam.. afraid of new environment and dark places.. what more with the dinosaur roaring.. he was scared to death and didn't want to continue the journey..


We were practically dragging him all the way to the end of the journey.. but he did like the part that he have to flash his band to the monitor at each dinosaur.. that's why there were no pictures during the journey.. there were also some game like paintball shooting where they get to shoot the dinosaur.. couple of pictures opportunity and they get to be a real paleontologist to discover dinosaurs bones.. at the end of the journey were a 3D movie on dinosaurs..


For me, the dinoscovery needs to add alot more activities other than what they have for now.. perhaps they could add a little more light in there?!
 




Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Makan - Makan || Puncak Mutiara Cafe, Penang

A date with couple of friends who happened to be in Penang as well.. Memang seronok dapat catch up dalam environment gitu.. relaxing.. dengan sekali sekala dengar bunyi kambing.. ehehehe..

menu book

The food was nice.. tapi yang paling special is semua ingredients datang dari ladang dan kebun Puncak Mutiara Cafe ni.. so.. everything is fresh.. 

kitchen
ambience


I ordered sizzling black pepper lamb chop.. memang puas hati.. ade 2 cuts of lamb yang sangat besar.. almost tak habis.. tapi paksa jugak makan sebab dah orang belanja.. tapi kalau daging tu more tender would be much better.. otherwise its good..

sizzling black pepper lamb chop
pineapple juice


My friends ordered nasi beriani sorang with chicken, sorang lagi lauk kambing.. according to them.. sedap jugak..

lamb nasi beriani
nasi beriani with chicken curry


Borak punya borak, tak sedar dah lambat.. and I can't be long sebab esoknya pagi-pagi dah kena pergi keje kat state office..


Next family trip to Penang, mesti bawak Dude and the whole family makan sini.. gotta make sure of that..


Puncak Mutiara Cafe
Lot 179, Mukim 3, Kampung Pelet, 14400 Bukit Mertajam, PULAU PINANG
Tel : 04 - 522 8502 / 04 - 522 8503 / 012 - 517 5503 / 012 - 286 5363

I Say

Price : i don't know the exact price since my friend paid for the dinner, but it was affordable
Food : fresh lamb and nice food.. but i have 1 comment on their pineapple juice.. sorry.. it doesn't taste like a pineapple juice
Service : quite efficient
Atmosphere : quiet and peaceful alternate with goat bleating 
Cleanliness : clean
Parking : lots of parking at their parking area