Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Foodpanda Delivery - Black Whale & Tumiies

Here are some of the Foodpanda deliveries during my WFH day.
With the 'Allday' promo code, which is applicable the whole day, I get to have RM7 off with purchase of RM14 minimum.
Browsed the app and decided to order a medium milk tea with grass jelly (RM 7.90)
add-on with a creme brulee (RM 6.90) to meet the minimum RM14 requirement.
I have tried Black Whale before, tastes like Chatime, not too sweet with generous servings of grass jelly. 
The creme brule was quite good with the crispy caramelised sugar layer topping. Nice to have for dessert!
After the deduction, the price for both is RM9.79 inclusive of delivery fee. Not bad, even cheaper than buying in-store.
I also ordered a lunchbox from Tumiies, which is prepared by Foodpanda 'cloud kitchen'.
I had kamheong chicken rice. It came in an impressive packaging, some kind of bento-like packaging.
The whole box weigh around 500g, which is quite generous serving.
(Below) Rice with kamheong chicken and 2 miserable slice of cucumbers.
The packaging 'wrapper' has this slogan 'Never turn your back on honest food. Even if it looks simple'.
well, i never turn my back on any food at all😋
The dish doesn't look appealing, but that's how kamheong would look like....

Monday, July 4, 2022

Just some weekend outing

My typical weekend outing to the mall...
to look see look see some buns/breads
and to dine-out...
yes, i went to the same Grandmama restaurant to have my fav curry noodles again😋
it has crispy beancurd skin, taupok, fishcake, prawns, chickens, beansprout, brinjal, and long beans...drenched in a bowl of thick curry. This bowl of curry noodles costs RM18.55nett.
Here's the plain-looking entrance at Pavilion Bukit Jalil
Not much of decoration for Hari Raya (back then). I think this mall is too huge, hence quite challenging to decorate every corner in order to bring up the festive vibes.
It still looks empty despite having been in operation for several months now. But for sure, more eateries have opened.
Others non F&B shops look like struggling....
I see some efforts by the mall management to make it livelier by setting up LED trees
There was also an LED light show but it charges an entrance fee. I did not go in. 
For this kind of light show i would rather go to i-city.
On an unrelated occasion, here's a weekend snack tapao-ed from somewhere...
There were a few items stuffed in this box - oyster omelet (or-chien), jiaozi and a prawn out of nowhere...
hmmm...perhaps this prawn belongs to the fish & chips as side decoration...LOL

Friday, July 1, 2022

My typical office lunches

Back to the office for at least 2-3 days per week.
These days I having been eating out alot, as well as tapao from the stalls nearby my office.
Here's a pack of nasi kerabu with add-on chicken rendang. It has all the basic ingredients for a decent nasi kerabu...well, at least from my point of view.
The add-on chicken rendang was just for extra protein for a wholesome meal that lasted till dinner.
For RM7, this was indeed a satisfying meal. Well, i'm easily contented😀
Other than nasi kerabu, the nearby stalls also sell Malay nasi campur.
I would usually go for 2-3 dishes like below....begedil (potato patties), beansprout and sambal coated anchovies. These simple 'kampung-style' dishes remind me of the food i had back in the student years...so nostalgic!
On another day, there was a mini bazaar selling all sorts of snacks/foods like those pasar malam kinda stalls.
I bought a deep fried mini chicken chop aka mini 'Uncle Bob fried chicken' for RM1 per skewer.
the size as compared to the cup.
Tastewise just so-so only, just like a typical 'deep fried chicken chop sold in pasar malam' quality. Can't expect much when it is so dirt cheap. Definitely more flour than meat!
On certain days, i would also join my colleagues for dine-out.
Here we went to our fav kebab place at 'Mr. Kabab & Briyani' at Precint Diplomatic (Putrajaya).
My order would usually be 'beef botti kabab with mandy rice' @RM20+
This was on those days where we would want to have something different.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Late Dinner @ Sweet Hut again

It was one of the late nite dinner/supper after work.
Most of the shops have closed and only left the fastfood chain which i dun fancy...
so i went to this restaurant again which opens until 12am during weekday (and until 1am on Fri).
I ordered a nasi lemak with chicken rendang @ RM15.90 nett
Service was quite slow despite only me alone dining-in. But they do take delivery orders from Grab/Foodpanda until 11pm (i think), hence that would justify.
The interior, despite looking clean and well kept, i felt that this place is quite understaff coz i only see one staff manning the drink counter, probably one chef only preparing food in the kitchen and one staff manning the cashier/cleaning tables/taking orders.
The other day when i went there (on Fri), it was 'full-house' and not a single staff bothering me...and i had a quick glance on every table, it seems like most of them were waiting for their foods.
Anyway, despite the slow service, food was great and chicken rendang was done nicely. Juicy chicken coated in thick rendang sauce. Aromatic rice and not-so-spicy sambal. I enjoy munching on the crispy anchovies and peanuts which go well with the cucumber/carrot pickles (acar on the side).
I would definitely order this again...only when there is less diners in the shop, so that i don't have to wait 'forever'.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Nite View @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang

The night view at the hotel is spectacular...so here's one final post to showcase the hotel at night.
(Below pic) From the main entrance, the lighting is already that impressive!
Several mini bulbs forming the word 'Hard Rock Penang' hung from the ceiling...
and the color changes every few seconds
from blue to grey....
then to red
and green...
A huge symbolic 'electric guitar' at the entrance. I believe this is their iconic item as a similar guitar is seen at Hard Rock Hotel Bali too.
The hotel is a 5-storey building facing the sea...Not much of fancy architecture, except that the pool landscape is extraordinary. The pool spans across the entire length of the building with a pool bar, kids center, playground/slides scattered throughout the area.
At night, the purple lighting from the rooms and the turquoise-ish pool creates a vibrant scenery.
the facade facing the pool and sea (further away).
Meanwhile, the interior decorations are somewhat...bizzare.
Apart from many posters of the bygone 'stars' hanging on the wall around the hotel, you could see a 'throne' next to the elevator...at every floor!
well, that's good for a short leg rest while waiting for the elevator, but actually there's no need for that since the wait does not take that long (it's only 5 stories!)
Last but not least, what's Hard Rock without a cafe and a merchandise shop?
yes, the famous Hard Rock Cafe (and the merchandise shop adjacent to it)....which are situated at the ground floor next to the main entrance
*i have blogged about Hard Rock Cafe in my previous post.
Now, back to my room....at nite, i could never get bored of this view...
while listening to the waves from the nearby sea....that lullabies me to sleep...ZzzZZzz
As i'm writing this, the event committee has already planned out the next company trip to.....
Lang Tengah island, sometime end of August...seems that the company is feeding us with lotsa 'vitamin-sea'
But unfortunately, due to the transportation mode (estimate 6-7 hours ride by bus to & fro respectively), i gotta skip that trip coz i can't take long bus journey.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Astana Putra @ Serdang

A newly joined colleague wanted to treat us a meal, initially we thought of goin to the 'Acre by Farm Fresh' which is actually a farm with eatery place. Unfortunately there was not much choice to choose during the day as it only serves pizza.
But the view was breathtaking!
sort of like a 'resort farm' which charges entrance fee if one would like to go for sight-seeing and a tractor ride.
We didn't go in but instead changed our lunch spot to the nearby restaurant....
Maybe one day i could drop by again during the evening to watch the sunset and have a brief tour at the farm.
Meanwhile, we drove a short distance (from the 'farm') to Astana Putra, which is a restaurant serving local Malay food.
I had 'nasi kahwin' (RM15.90++) which seems to be a combination of 2 different types of rice (oily rice & tomato rice) that got 'kahwin' (married)😁
Side dishes for the nasi kahwin include a grilled chicken leg, a small bowl of veggie curry, acar and sambal (in saucer).
Tastewise not bad, feels like eating at 'kenduri kahwin' (Malay wedding banquet), but of course the real kenduri would have more dishes than just grilled chicken leg.
Looking at the menu is quite 'entertaining' coz of the fancy dishes name.
They have items like 'Bapak Mertuaku' (Father-in-law), Kambing Kat Kubur (Goat at Grave) etc.
To those who are curious and want to try that, these are just chicken and lamb😀.
Ambience-wise OK, slightly better environment than the usual stuffy eatery place as is it open-air (with roof) and has good ventilation.
Free self-service plain water and titbits provided while waiting for the food too.
I would surely visit again to try out other items in the menu.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

'Oriental Kopitiam' Egg Tarts

Recently 'Oriental Kopitiam' has opened an outlet in Pavilion Bukit Jalil. This eatery is quite popular and their Bandar Puteri Puchong outlet is famous for its super long queue!
Anyway, i did not queue for the dine-in, but instead just to 'tapao' their signature egg tarts...which is the 'best thickest egg tart' according to the Malaysian Guinness Book of Records.
RM9.90 for 2 pieces of egg tarts....
Since i was in Pavilion BJ, i might as well 'tapao' the polo bun from Nanyang Cafe too (no picture of how it looks like, but taste was just mediocre for the polo bun)
As for the 'Oriental Kopitam' signature egg tart, it has flaky crust like croissant, and the egg custard is slightly burnt similar to Portuguese egg tart. Quite delicious to munch on and perfect for teatime!
*though abit pricey
Meanwhile, i also dropped-by Burger King for their vanilla softserve. For RM1.50 per cone, this is much better taste, bigger and value-for-money than McD softserve.
I also bought a huge pack of Lay's truffle flavored potato chips from the 'Food Merchant'.
This pack costs RM12.90nett.
Imported from Taiwan. If you like truffle you would enjoy this chips😋.
I will get this again on my next visit (to Pavilion BJ) and hopefully i could also try the newly opened Jollibee😆

Foodpanda Delivery - Black Whale & Tumiies

Here are some of the Foodpanda deliveries during my WFH day. With the 'Allday' promo code, which is applicable the whole day, I get ...