Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Last Sunday

We woke up pretty late last Sunday as the night before we went for a walk and window shopping with a cousin.

By the time we were ready, it was around 930am and we went to Ice Buddy Cafe for breakfast.

There was a new laksa stall next to the kolo mee stall so I decided to give it a try.

The laksa turned out nice. Better than the previous laksa stall.

After breakfast, we went to Sunday school. Everyone went to their respective classes and Jan got chance to be pianist that day.....

...while Jay was the little helper taking care of the contribution box.

Jamie's favourite part was the arts time. That morning, the kids were to colour a sheep and to continue with more craft in the next session.

Jamie was attentive and did not want me to help him with the colouring. So he did all the colouring by himself.

After that we visited my parents, spent some time with them before we had our lunch in 8 Way Restaurant. I had butter fish rice that day and I really enjoyed the crispy fish fillet and the buttery sauce. Not a dainty dish as I could not finish it.

After that we went home for an afternoon nap. That was how we spent our Sunday before the school reopened the next day.

Monday, March 27, 2017

What we've been up to

We did not go anywhere special last week's school holiday. Weather was exceptionally hot due to Equinox phenomena.

However I did brought the kids out for breakfast on certain days; other than their normal tuition classes and enrichment classes. Other time, we stayed indoor.

Jamie had holiday homework to do. He is picking up on writing. We found out that he is an ambidextral as he uses both hands to write. Since started school this year, he prefers to write with his right but sometimes he will switch to left hand. He does the same when in school so the teachers and I encourage him to use both whichever he wants.

One morning we went to this Top 10 Food Court in Jalan Song for breakfast. Whenever I came here, I must have its fish meat mihun soup. RM8.50 per bowl for this fresh fish fillets and mihun. It never failed to reach up to my expectation. I really enjoyed its sourish clear broth.

On the same day, I went for my much needed hair cut.  I love it. Short and easy to manage on such warm day. *wink*

Of course I would love to follow my hubby to his oversea convention; under different weather. A much cooler climate but alas. Not meant to be. Hubby is currently in Amsterdam; enjoying himself in the cool winter days. 

Ok, time to log out from here. School has begun this week so it is all busy, busy and busy again.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Punching and Kicking!

Last Sunday was the kids' first Taekwondo upgrading test. Held in Lodge secondary school, we were first few people to reach the venue around 1130am. The test started at 1pm with the white belt participants started first followed by other belts in ascending order.

First batch of white belt included Jay. Thanks to hubby, Jay got some practices  at home before the test. Hubby joined Taekwondo before but that was 20 years ago. He is planning to continue his green belt by joining the kids in Taekwondo class. Hopefully he will go to the test with the kids in another 3 months time.


2nd batch with Jan in it. Not as nervous as Jay was. Way to kick, girl!


After all the punching and kicking, it was almost 2pm when we arrived in this food court, 38 Food Street in Jalan Stutong Baru.

The place was clean and many food stalls to choose from. I finally got my dose of ayam penyet rice from this food court.

Ayam penyet rice for RM9. I love the sambal dipping. Very spicy and fragrant. Like how we Malaysian loves to say it. Ada kick! Syiok!

The fried chicken thigh was very moist and juicy, just the way I like my chicken. But not that "penyet" as I expected. No "smashed" chicken here. Nevertheless no complain from me. However I would prefered a fragrant rice like what they have in nasi lemak. Pandan or coconut infused fragrant rice. Over here, they just serve plain white rice. But not so disappointed, as I were pleased that the rice was not dry or lumpy. Warm and soft. I do not like rice that choke me!!

Hubby, Jan and I had ayam penyet that afternoon while the boys, always noodle persons went for this soy sauce noodle with roasted meat and char siew (RM6.50).

If you are wondering where is this 38 Food Street, it is in the new developing area of Stutong (next to airport). You could use the road turning left from Jln Lapangan Terbang (traffic light before the airport traffic light). Drive for about 2 minutes then you will see the new shops on your right hand side. This food court is behind the under-constructed row of shops.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I said no

Remember when I said I wouldn't be coming back here anytime soon, but I have to take back my word.

Ironically I came back to this Chinese restaurant within a week! Why? Because the man of the house wanted to eat dim sum and do some shopping in the mall that day. So how could I said no?? 

We weren't that hungry after we spent an hour or so shopping and walking so we did not order much food.

Hubby did the ordering and after the waiter passed us the processed order chit, I did the courtesy to check it. Thankfully everything was available. Lol.

We had this plate of roasted duck noodle for sharing. 

And this steamer of pork bun was specially for Jan as she enjoyed it the first time we were here.
I did not taste the bun but I did tried the har kaw. It was alright.

Hubby had this lo mai kai. Not a big fan of sticky glutinous rice myself.

Did we enjoyed the lunch this time?? Our honest opinion. Well, it was alright but nothing fancy or great that will make us come back. At least we have tried the noodle and dim sum so this time, I could say we would not be jumping on the bandwagon and coming back anytime soon. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

We're too early

Last Saturday we went to Boulevard Shopping Mall for a walk and relaxation. However we're too early as we arrived way before 10am so not all the outlets were opened then. 

We decided to hang out and have a light breakfast in this "I love Yoo!" shop first.

I Love Yoo! is at the side of the Boulevard Restaurant in the old wing.

They serve snack such as the yue tiaw, ham chee peng, sweet potato ball etc with fresh soya milk as their main attraction. Sound like a nice and healthy breakfast to me. I love fresh soya milk.

And oh boy. I love its crispy yue tiaw. So good. Simply crispy and light and no greasy or oily taste.

So we ordered set breakfast with yue tiaw in each set. 3 sets in total.

2 sets of 1 yue tiaw and 1 cup of fresh soya milk. Another set is this oyster mushroom porridge with yue tiaw for RM5.60.

I also tried its sweet potato balls (RM4.20 for 5 balls)...

...which I love. I basically devoured all the 5 balls by myself.

Hubby had this kuih bomb which has peanut in it.

After our simple but nice breakfast, the outlets have  opened and we started our window shopping and walking till lunch time. 

I love Yoo!

Friday, March 17, 2017

That day

That day when we were in Boulevard Shopping Mall for the Matta Fair, it was way after 1pm. Many people, the place was packed.

Just few minutes walking and scouting around the booths, Jay was grumpy as he was hungry. So we decided to eat first before continue with the rest of Matta Fair.

We went down to the basement to this Chinese restaurant. Boulevard Restaurant.

Some good reviews on its dim sum and roasted meat but we thought of having noodles for lunch. The place was crowded as it was lunch time but thankfully we managed to secure a table.

First impression when you walk into the restaurant. Very spacious and very Chinese ambience. And the yellow lights make the place looked cold but thank god the air con was pretty cooling and comfortable because the other parts of the shopping mall were stuffy. Maybe too many visitors on that day.

So, back to this restaurant, it is a non-halal restaurant. Most of the staff were non-Chinese. And one comment I would like to put down here was the service was slow and unfriendly. And it took me twice to order my drink and food before it was served to me.

And you need to write your own order in the order chit before pass to the waiter and even when they do not have that particular food that you want, the waiter would not verbally tell you so. They will just write down the unavailable items as "S/O" (I assumed it means "sold out) on the order chit without telling you so. So I have to check the chit twice to discover my 2 items were not available after all the food and drinks were served. Oh well. Maybe I am too used to waiter serving and taking orders on the spot. *lol*

The char siew buns arrived first to keep the hungry kids busy and filled up. 

Bbq pork bun (RM6.50)

Followed by the crispy pork belly. I thought the pork was good. The skin was crispy. 

Crispy pork belly (RM19.00)

Then our noodles came in a push cart at the same time. 
Roasted chicken noodle (RM9.00)

And so was this sambal belacan kangkung which I enjoyed very much. Spicy and full with flavours.

Stir-fried kangkong (RM9.00)

Personally, i thought the food was so-so. We could find another place that serve better food and with good service. Not going to this restaurant any time soon. Not with hungry tummies and grumpy and restless kids who keep asking, "Where is my food? I am hungry!" Sigh!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Matta & Miao

Sarawak Matta Fair 2017 was held last weekend in Boulevard Shopping Mall and we went to check out what special offers the exhibitors had after our church service.

Hubby and I planned to go for an overseas vacation this year so we took the opportunity to scout around for good packages. My sis is in travel agency line so we also bumped into her in her booth.

As for our holiday?? We have paid deposit and counting down to the day we fly. *wink*

There is this cafe that I have been wanting to check out for the past months. Miao Cafe. Located in Soho East, Jalan Wan Alwi (at the side of Earthlings Coffee), I read on good reviews about its fish fillets.  On Saturday, together with my kids (hubby was not around as he has gone for a day of training), we went to Miao Café around 2pm for our late lunch. Kids done with their semester exam, so it was a mummy's treat for their hard work and effort. 

Not so hard to spot the café. Set up is simple and clean. The servers were friendly too.

Their main menu is fish but they have chicken, toasts and coconut ice-cream desserts to accompany your lunch, tea break and dinner.

A quick look at the menu. We decided to order a set of 3 fish fillets + 6 side dishes + 3 dipping sauces for sharing at a price of RM61.90.

We have to order at the cashier counter where you could check out the kitchen and what they are up to. *wink* Food will be served to your table.

Since only 2 tables that afternoon, we did not wait so long for all our food to come.  Ta-da!  This set is fit for 4 persons to share.

The fish fillets were good.  Not crispy as not much batter coating but I like it that way.  It was very fresh; no fishy smell at all. Definitely not those frozen dory as they claimed they use good premium fillets.

Our 6 side dishes consisted of thick cut fries, mash potato, coleslaw, mix salad, coconut rice and onion rings.  We opted for 3 dipping sauces, namely tartar sauce, aioli sauce and sambal belacan.

And our lunch ended with an ice cream dessert for sharing among us. The BRB, which is a coconut ice cream with grass jelly, lychee and basil seeds for RM8.90. I love coconut ice cream; very refreshing and not overly sweet.

For deliveries, do check out their website.