February 26, 2013

The peace

When I was young, my mama used to said I'm the daughter of the Buddha as I'm quite into the Buddhism during my high school; does it means I'm going to be a nun? Oh my gosh, shouldn't be bah, I love the way I am now, laugh. Yet, in this palmy community, searching a peaceful soul is quite important for everyone, this is why temple built for, to look for the peace in self. While visiting for so many cave temples, we found the peace at Kwan Yin Tong; eventho the sun was killing us. 

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It's time to have self-improvement. 

February 24, 2013

Ling Sen Tong Cave Temple

I only realized I went to this Ling Sen Tong years ago when I was still studying in primary school, with my family and cousins; I did not realize until I saw the statue inside the temple. Laugh. We visited numbers of cave temples that day but I don't think I'll blog them all out here, so will only post those interesting one. Not really know how to intro a cave temple, so let's give photos be the talk here.
Didn't took a lot of photos there, just let my eyes to be the best lens in the world and save those images into my brain, sometimes this work out fine than the real camera. Of course, we still need to have photos in case I  had amnesia in future. Choi choi choi, touch wood. 
Sock Keng and yours truly; the best photo I had throughout the trip, the rest of it either I look so pale and sick or I look fat in the photo.
The boys, they post like this in most of the photos and I wonder why. Pity Calvin having gastric on the first day, might probably due to the late dinner he had the night before when we went to Cheng Hwa Seafood Porridge
The fascinating view when we were up to the 2nd floor of the temple. You can actually see Nam Tin Tong located beside this temple.
Ling Sen Tong and Nam Ting Tong are almost inseparable, we don't even realized we already crossed the border until we saw the garden in front with the temple. Photo show the path we that linked these 2 temples together, with trees alongside. 
Shadow under the sun, and Jie Xiang's signature post really make me laugh out loud with no reason, why he wanted to post like this? XD

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Happy Chap Goh Meh to you.

February 23, 2013

A cuppa at Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong, Ipoh

It's not a wise move to put two girls in a room, ended up we just managed to have 3 hours sleep before the trip; I was like only using my soul to talk with SK, she is kind of owl-person who is now starting to switch back to normal sleeping habit. All of us must be quite tired and over slept as our departure time is 15 minutes late per our schedule, sound so pro over here, laugh! Heading to Ipoh first before Cameron Highlands to unveil the beauty of the city, was trying to visit for new places than the normal one.
Took some time to locate this Sin Yoon Loong kopitiam, after found it we took some time to look for parking again; parked far away from the cafe, we enjoyed strolling under the not-so-hot weather and clicking on the shutter when something caught our eyes. I assumed this kopitiam is quite famous, full house and we had a hard time to grab a seat, be patient if you go there during peak hour.
We were sharing all the breakfast together, while waiting for our drink we had this rice noodle roll (aka chu cheong fun in cantonese). All Malaysians should have know that every state serve chu cheong fun differently; this one is served together with the pickled green chilies, quite special but I'm not really the chu cheong fun lover. I mentioned before, no price stated for some of the upcoming posts.
Ipoh famous with their white coffee, but I didn't ordered that, I had hot milo instead, the drink that accompany me for almost everyday. My daddy always say that the best coffee taste better if they serve in this classic coffee cup, I think most of the uncle will have this thought too. Daddy did try to have coffee in normal glass but the coffee turned out to be quite sour. So, classic is rock!
Toast with kaya and butter is definitely the preferred breakfast joint in those Chinese kopitiam, I think this should be two set of toast.  
Toast without egg is like a tree without its leaves, and normally you have heard people order like this: Roti egg 1 set, it means 1 set of toast and 1 set of egg. Something special about Sin Yoon Loong is they let us to poke the egg ourselves, I like it!
Ah-ha, the special Caramal Custard (RM2.20) in the cafe, I think this is quite famous in Ipoh as well; I posted this photo in Instagram and straight away my friend knew I was at Ipoh that time. Or only Ipoh serve this during breakfast hour? Laugh. The caramel custard served in cold and well flavored, it's really not too sweet, thumb up indeed. 
Promised ourselves to have a full and burpie breakfast before we off to conquer some of the caves in Ipoh, le journey to be continued...

Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong
Location: 15A, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Business Hours: 6.30am - 7pm (Off day not fixed)
Contact Number: 05-2414601

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Where is my energy?

February 20, 2013

Peri-Peri of my eyes

Still remember that I once blog-ed about the Peri-vileges card I got from Nando's? If you missed that, you can read it here. I like to have little warm thingy waiting me home to surprise me, I got one from Nando's today; the late valentines wishes from them and one FOC Nando's Peri-Peri Sauce if dine-in at the restaurant before 28th Feb, means I still have only 8 days to redeem it. Why don't they send this ahead before the Valentine's Day? Laugh. Still, thank you for the postcard-like voucher, heart it to the max!
I don't think I'll flash this card upon ordering, just have a thought to keep this to myself, couldn't resist to pretty little thingy. Aww ♥

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Oh gosh, another trip to Langkawi with family, just a week from now!

February 17, 2013

Cheng Hwa Seafood Porridge @ Nibong Tebal

It's good to have a group of friends off to travel together, sometimes it's not about the place but the people right? So the Four Leaf Clover (group name who consist of me, Calvin, Sock Keng and Jie Xiang) decided to have a short trip to Cameron Highlands early of the year; we were planning for Ipoh one day trip at first. Since all of them staying at main land, so I need to travel in dark (laugh!) to SK's house and we made up our mind to have sinfully supper as a kick-start for our foodie trip. What's Nibong Tebal best with? Despite of their weekend night market which I never been before, the next will be the Seafood Porridge I guess.
We reached Cheng Hwa Seafood Porridge around 11.30pm where people normally prepare themselves to bed already. But guess what, this is the dinner for Calvin, by this you will know how he get his gastric; dinner, dinnuh seriously?! 
Photo while waiting for the food served. We were suppose to discuss our trip while waiting but we ended up talking crap throughout the supper session. We simply can't focus on the same thing for hours, we all trying to dig more stories, like the say: sharing is caring mah.
Seafood Porridge (4 pax) . RM62
Ta-dah! This is 4 pax portion of seafood porridge which consist only crab I think, and this one we added fish meat as well so that we wouldn't feel humdrum. You can actually order the porridge per person and choose the ingredients you like, they have crab, fish, prawn, minced pork meat and frog; unless you want them all then you can order a big one to share like us.
Another closer shot on the seafood porridge, I wonder why they want to put so much of veggies on top; we couldn't found the fish!
Look at the crab tongs, so fatty right? Frankly speaking, this crab is much fresher if compare with Tak Fok Seafood Restaurant's one; all their crabs are quite huge = a lot of crab meat! The chef help to clout the crab for us which is ease for us, the bad thing over here is the tiny crab shells might drop inside the porridge, I ate some of them but of course I did spat them out. I couldn't fully enjoyed the crab eating session with that, I need to check for the crab shells before I swallow the whole thing.
You guys wonder where is the fish? The brown thingy inside the bowl is that! They are not stingy on giving so much crabs for us (okay, we paid for it), until we almost finished the porridge, there were still have some crabs to grab. This called sinfully supper of the night.

Cheng Hwa Seafood Porridge
Location: 1115, Jalan Atas, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang.
Business Hours: 6pm - 12am; Closed on Wednesday
Contact Number: 012-4522899, 012-4572973

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My CNY holidays ended like this. Awwh.

February 12, 2013


It's the third day of CNY, the environment starting to fade away as some of the people might back to work on tomorrow; I still have time to play around as I took leave for days, I believe that I'll be extremely blue on next week when I facing a mountain of work.  
Just a short update and sweet-tooth is a must during CNY period. 

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Say good bye to the D.

February 9, 2013

Happy 2013 Chinese New Year

Hello my dearies, it's the time for Chinese now. I think most of the people are busy-ing with the preparation for CNY reunion dinner, so am I. Yet, I snatch a moment of leisure to update my bloggie first in case my readers have nothing to read with (I think too much? Laugh!). Anyway, there are plenty of posts awaiting to be posted up, please be patient and I have some to-do-items on hand which I'm still procrastinating until now. I should finished them off during this CNY break; last but not least, Happy Chinese New Year to you!
Ps: After-since the technology been evolved, people who easily access to FB, Whatsapp, Line, Viber, WeChat and etc, do you still receive slow but warm wishes from friends? Yes, I did and I sent some as well. The best CNY wishes award (for now) goes to my trainee, Lindsey; received her postcard all the way from Taiwan, big love ♥. HUAT AH!

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Smack head! I deleted all the expenses for Cameron trip, no price for food for all up-coming posts yeah.

February 3, 2013

Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant @ Kepong

Yeah, the KL posts still unfinished until now, I think this would be the last one, don't feel to bomb you guys with old posts. I felt lucky as I still got chance to try out the crab at Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant, I still thought I never tried this restaurant before we went there. Once I reached there, and saw the restaurant, I remembered the first time I was here with Seow Woon and her family members before we start our uni life. Didn't manage to take the restaurant's photo, it was raining cat and dog after we done our meal there. So enjoy the food photos below and go try it out eventho the service not that good; they won't bother you much after you placed your order, they served the food quite fast, but after that if you need to add something more, you need to wait them. Sigh
Fuzhou Tofu . RM18
First we had their signature Fuzhou Tofu, most people will come over to order this, it's really good if you dip these with the chili sauce that come together with this dish. I think with this only, I also can finish my plate of rice, that's so yummy.
Stir Fried Four Types of Beans with Belacan . RM18
If you want to simplify the name, this dish is Four Heavenly Kings (Sei Dai Tin Wong in Cantonese), which consists of four types of veggies and stir fried with belacan and some minced meat. From the photo you can see they put the brinjal to replace petai (scientific name is Parka Speciosa); this is a big NO for me, I wish to have petai more than brinjal here!
Curry Coconut Prawns . RM26
Oops, photo didn't even show you how the prawn looks like, failed photo! Giggle. They placed all the prawns, veggies, curry and etc inside a huge coconut shell, imagine how big is the coconut if you need to stuff all this things inside. Like the curry taste, really good!
Fried Steamed Bread (12 pieces) . RM7.20
At first, we only ordered one plate (6 pieces), it was not enough for us, that's why we ordered another plate to cure our greediness. Look at the shinning fried steamed bread, it seems hard but when you bite you, it's soft inside and it's best to dip with the crab sauce that I'm gonna introduce later. Another signature in Tak Fok Restaurant. 
Sour and Chili Crabs. RM28
This is it! Dip the steamed bread with this sour and chili sauce, it will be the perfect match! There are many types of crab cooking method for you to choose, pick the one you like. You will be surprised that the price for crab dishes are somehow cheaper than other dishes, it's the highlight for Tak Fok Restaurant which served cheapest crabs in town. This is why I love it so much!
Salted Eggs Fried Crabs . RM28
My all time favourite, you can taste the crab and salted eggs in one time; I still remember the first time I tried this, and it surprised me, and so I ordered it again. I always like to finish the salted egg first before I start to chew the crab meat, not even let go one single pieces of salted egg. Laugh! When we talk about crab eating,  I never care about my image, the best taste to eat crab is by using your hand as it's really fingers licking good dish! Drooling while writing this post. Haha. 

Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
Location: No.2-2A, Jalan Desa 1/3, Desa Aman Puri, Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: 12pm - 3pm ; 5.30pm - 11pm (Daily)
Contact Number: 03-62723346

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