Saturday, June 18, 2016

So-called Steamboat

I saw Enoki mushrooms at my next-to-office supermarket and suddenly I was craving for steamboat.

Okay, I don't have the equipment. You know, the gas that you place in the middle of table. So I thought, let's just make do with whatever I have in our kitchen.

So here are the ingredients to make my steamboat happened:

 

The store is selling a packed of these processed foods. I added extra chicken sausages.

  

For veggies, I got some baby corns and lettuce. 

 

Of course, Enoki mushroom! 

 

Some vermicelli noodles.

 

One egg is more than suffice.

 
 

Yellow onion and some scallion.

 
I picked up an instant steamboat sauce. Made sure there's Halal stamp on it. 

How to? Easy peasy. Just bring the water to boil, put in the steamboat sauce. Take the baby corns first as those take the longest to cook. After the water started to boil again, throw in the onions and the processed foods and let it cook for like a minute before you put in the vermicelli noodle. When all is cooked, put in the Enoki mushrooms and an egg, stir a little and then add the lettuce and chopped scallions at the end. 


Voila! For dip, I just use my mum's sambal belacan and all is good. Took me about half an hour from preparation to the table but I guess it'll be much shorter if I didn't slow down cutting veggies as I was listening to Mariah Carey's songs. Haha

Until next post, toodles!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nasi Kerabu Ayam Perchik, Bazaar Ramadhan Asia City, Kota Kinabalu

If you know me that you probably noticed that I don't go to Bazaar Ramadhan often as I tend to spend a lot of money buying lots of food that eventually goes unfinished. Of course, I tried to just bring like RM20 whenever I go to Bazaar but then it's hard to determine of what to buy so I ended up going back to get more money or just borrowing from friends. haha 

Anyway, mum got me a Nasi Kerabu from this Bazaar Ramadhan in Asia City, KK few days ago, an absolute favourite and I just fell in love with it. 

I went to get one for myself yesterday and the taste remains the same.


I have to say that everything really goes together. The rice is well-cooked. The thinly sliced raw vegetables. The sauce is really nice and the chillies is quite spicy. Then, there's the Ayam Perchik! So delicious!

So yeah, if you're thinking to get some for yourself, do visit their stall, I positively think it's by Melati Catering located almost at the end row of the Bazaar, next to Mikro Kebab. It's RM10 per box but it's quite a big meal for a person. 

Until next time, toodles!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Buka Puasa Buffet at Tanjung Ria Kitchen

Recently, especially during the time when I'm about to buka puasa, I love to scroll down @foodpsabah Instagram feed to check out great places to dine. 

But the latest video posted on the account has definitely made me jumped with joy when me, mum and and my lil' bro got invited for buka puasa with a client. Check out the video! 

video

Of course, there are amazing varieties of food to choose from which you can totally check out at the open-kitchen restaurant. From Rendang to the famous Oxtail Asam Pedas, tandoori, and satay, you can definitely find the food that you love. 

As for me, I've been wanting to have Garlic Cheese Naan, so after getting enough dessert for myself, I went to get some from the Naan station. The chef even deliver it to our table!


Served with dhal, the cheese just melts in your mouth with the slight hint of garlic to taste, it's just perfect!


Tikka chicken with the sauce, it was so tender and the juices just filled in your mouth! So savoury!

I had some traditional kuihs with self-made ABC (though there's a guy who shave your ice for you but you can totally choose the ingredients that goes into your ABC, your poison, so~) but there's one thing I had to get (and lined for!) which is churros!


I've made these with my roommate before but these are just so delicious! You can roll with sugar and cinnamon or just having it on its own, your choice!

I decided to go and see other things  I wanna eat when one of the chefs offered me yong tau fu!


Oh, yes! It's really nice! The combination of stuffs in there just really go well together. I just wished I have more room to eat this. haha

My personal favourite from the drinks station is definitely the guava juice and the fruit punch. Both have original taste which I really love. 

You probably don't know but I don't eat meat so my lil' bro who had mutton told me that it tastes really great and indeed the meat is just so tender. We all had dumplings but I don't really taste the difference between theirs and the ones sold on Fook Yuen. But still, all tastes really nice.

So, that's just a little bit of it from me. Didn't take more photos as I was having discussion with clients and of course, I was just hungry. haha

You guys can check out Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Facebook page to get more info on how to place reservation. It's RM150 per pax, RM75 for kids age 7 to 12, RM130 nett for early birds (3 days advance reservation). 

Until next time!


Monday, June 06, 2016

Kokol Heaven Resort

Last March, it was rather spontaneous for us actually, to visit the place as we were supposed to go and meet some people but the whole thing was cancelled so Dad decided to drive us to this place that his friend's was bragging about throughout last week.

Located at Jalan Kokol, Menggatal, Kota Kinabalu, (you guys can go here for its full website), it took about more than an hour to get to the hill from Kota Kinabalu city.

First, I'm gonna talk about the place, the interior and of course, the view.


This is the main area of the cafe. We hung out here for a couple hours before heading back to the city.


Outside of the cafe. 



That house is apart of the resort. I'm hoping I can stay in there next time.


This is quite an interesting part of the resort. Water element that totally add the coolness of the place. 


The view is just... 


The lawn area is quite huge so it's perfect for family gathering. 


This is the view at the back of the resort. The road down there is where we came from. 


This is the front of the resort. 


It was during a tea time when we got there so we ordered tea and pizza which is the signature dish of Horizon cafe. The pizza is quite delicious! Forgot to take photos of the food as we were so hungry the moment we got there. LOL

If you're just planning to hang out at the place, the entry fee is RM10 per person but it's fully redeemable when you pay for your bill at the cafe.

Overall, the resort is great especially for a weekend getaway. Who knew this kinda place exist just outside the city? Too bad as the trip was cut short as we needed to head back around 6 just before sunset. It was quite nice hanging out there and of course I'd love to go there and maybe stay at the resort next time.

Until then, daa~

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Last Weekend before Ramadhan


Woke up like 7-ish in the morning, with the sun rays burning my skin (I forgot to close the curtain last night duh) so I got up right away. Finished my laundry at 9-ish, I left the house around 10.

After working on some papers for like 2 hours in the office, me and a senior colleague of mine took the bus heading for the city. But then, we had to take separate ways as she needed to spend some time with her friend, hence here I am, at Starbucks Warisan Square, sipping my favourite Green Tea frappucino, even though it's raining cats and dogs out there.

As you can see in the above photo, I FINALLY repaired my iPhone 5S so welcome home, Erry 5.0. The new LCD screen costs me RM300 and I spent RM50 on new clear plastic case, USB cable, and tempered glass. Damn, there goes my May allowance.

Mum and Arif came and joined me around 3 p.m. so after hanging out for a little bit (while writing this post) we decided to go for a little shopping for upcoming Ramadhan that'll be kicking off tomorrow.

So happy weekend, everyone! Hopefully we can fulfil our obligations throughout Ramadhan this year and may Allah be with all of you.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Of Kaamatan and Starbucks Malaysia

Being apart of East Malaysia is always something that I'm proud of. Though I've lived in KL for almost 10 years and I do speak KL slang rather fluently, I still live like any regular Sabahan girl who love ambuyat (traditional Bajau-Brunai dish) and of course not forgetting, celebrating the fact that within one state, all kinds of people who grow up with many cultures since birth, multi-religion, all kinds of colours, can live peacefully. 

If you didn't know, Tadau Kaamatan which means Harvest Festival is celebrated by Kadazan-Dusun people in Sabah throughout May even though it's actually falls on 30th and 31st of May which are Public Holidays for Sabah. The highlight of the fiesta is definitely Unduk Ngadau or beauty pageant.

So that's briefly about Kaamatan but as I don't really celebrate this festival being Bajau myself and of course, most events during this festival involving alcohol so to be perfectly honest, I never go to any of the event. I usually just catch up with the morning paper of 1st June, who won the beauty pageant contest. haha typical

Anyway, this year Starbucks Malaysia has released a limited edition card just for Kaamatan and Gawai (Sarawak's version of Kaamatan for lack of a better expression) and its definitely something I wouldn't miss for my Starbucks trading card collection but that's not all! For the first time for Starbucks Malaysia, they're also giving a complimentary Starbucks Card Album with the purchase of 12 Grande or Venti handcrafted beverages with Starbucks card. From 16th May till 15th June, go and have 12 awesome choices of beverage of yours and collect one album from the Partner at the store, after you received that shining gold star in your Starbucks Rewards account. 


I got mine within 4 days as I was rushing before I headed back to my mum's hometown in Sandakan where there's no Starbucks cafe available so thank God as I managed to score one album!


It's about A5 in sized and housed like 30 cards. Black and gold? Totally my thing!


The inside leaf is velvety, carved with Starbucks Malaysia 2016. Totally reminds me of last year's Summer travel pouch. 


The first page is like Starbucks planner's where you can fill in your personal details. The plastic pockets for the cards are sealed with 2 golden screws so if you can manage to find similar pockets, you definitely can add some more!

   

These are the cards I collected for this year of 2016. Beginning with the Tribute Card - which was released last year in the US along with that Anna Sui's limited edition card, then the Chinese New Year card that comes with red packets. 

Next, the Thank You card, just another regular Starbucks card, then the first release of Spring Card. 

  

Then, there's the supposedly limited edition from Korea but it turned out that it's released in Malaysia as well. Next is the most expensive collection of cards I got this year, the Easter Egg cards!!  So pretty though. Haha

Not forgetting, this year's basic Summer card. Supposedly, there's gonna be a limited edition Sunmer card called Wave but I still haven't got the slightest idea of how it's going to look like.

Finally, I got the latest card released this year, which is the Gawai card. The minimum amount to activate is RM50 so I got myself one to keep and 2 for trade.

So to all Starbucks card collectors out there this Card Album is definitely a must-have so grab yours and let me jnow what you think.

Last one!


Until next post! Toodles!