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I am starting to like Setia Walk in Puchong to be appear another main joint of drinking and eatery place. Spreading out their lovely landscaping that is one of the main crowd puller that provides great ambiance which is something unique compare to other mall. Bondi Junction.

This would be my second time here as still find parking here is a bit confusing or there weren’t proper signage up yet at the moment. Last round that I came, I visited Sushi Tei and now came back here for second round, we are in hunt for one Mediterranean food located at Block F level one. First timer here looking for this shop, surely will be lost locating. Just look for Ding Tea, and its above it.

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A simple casual dining place whereby you can just hop in anytime. A place whereby its decorated with simple hanging decorations, and why Australia flag is there, its because mainly the influence are from Australia, hence Bondi Junction is the name of the shop whereby its a place in Sydney.

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Its pretty amazing that they have this open concept kitchen yet you don feel that the smoke from kitchen is coming out. Maybe its non-air condition and pretty well ventilation around the area that do not make us feel it.

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A simple menu with good offerings for us to hunt from. Price of dish are pretty decent.

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I have tried this previously when we first drop by after my meal at Sushi Tei and instally we fall for this Focaccia Bread with 4 dips @ RM25. Made freshly by the chef with only limited offerings available. When it was place onto the table, the aroma of the freshly bake bread with rosemary and olives dotting the flat loaf entrails into our nose and just couldn’t wait to get a bite of it. .

Comes with 4 dips: sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, black olives and balsamic vinegar, and I prefer the sundried tomato and feta cheeze are awesome combination.

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Wild Mushroom Soup @ RM 11 are all in homemade style with fresh ingredients that cook on the spot. Its flavourful that we need not even add in any black pepper that the taste is already there. How could we resist the temptation of this.

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Roasted Pumpkin and Red Capsicum Soup @ RM 11 would be something unique for the night as there are hint of little spicy pepper taste and both are equally good. In the end, we order the soup again for another round.

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This doesnt look like pizza as the own version of Bondi Junction Meat LoversRM25 topped with turkey ham, pepperoni, minced beef, onions, capsicum, olives and mozzarella. The dough are prepared daily for pizza and made fresh. Its slightly different from any other pizza that I had as the crust is thin and near to bread. I prefer meat lovers more.

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Bondi Special @ RM27 – with basil pesto, olives, sundried tomatoes, capsicum, pepperoni, egg, onions and mozzarella.

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To me, super star of the night would be Beef Lasagna @  RM18. After one bite of this, it instantly hit onto my top chart as one of the best. Soft filling inside out with carefully baked melted cheeze on top, with chef special tomato base sauce that make it outstanding. -Highly recommended for Beef as I think it taste much better than Chicken.

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Beef Bolognese Spaghetti @ RM15 Minced beef  in Napolitana sauce with basil and parmigiano. I think this is not bad as I had the lasagna first and I think it had overpower the taste this. Spaghetti is al-dante.

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Most people would misfire this dish – Chicken Gordon Bleu @ RM30 for one of a simple reason that the chicken breast would end up very dry. As for here, it suprise us that its not dry yet still quite juicy and aromatic with cheeze & ham taste in it. Well done.

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Stuffed Seafood Chicken @ RM30 is one of a unique this that I have come across as  pan-seared chicken roulade stuffed with chopped seafood served with pistachio sauce, greens and grilled herbed potatoes. Its a very well balance dish with greens, roasted potato and the sauce of pistachio taste unique. What makes it perfect is with red wine that pulls the taste up very well.

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Roasted Salmon with Red Pesto @ RM32 a dish that looks very healthy to me. With colourful veggie and lemon for you to squeeze on.

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Comes dessert time, rarely no one will say no.

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Crème Brulee, Classic Apple Pie and French Lemon Tart, @ RM10 each.

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At that point, we were pretty stuff and yet the picture of this Russian Benny @ RM17 – fatty salmon, mushrooms and toast with the thick creamy Hollandaise sauce keep calling our name. Its  agreat breakfast that we order 2 portion. Do let the waiter know you prefer runny yolk as one dish the yolk are pretty cook. Of course with this great breakfast would not be complete with. . . Coffee.

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Coffee in Bondi Junction are pretty good. I love their Mocha and Flat white. They are price in between RM6 and RM9

Valentines is just around the corner and looking for something pretty simple with great food, definitely this outlet would be another recommendation by me even for ordinary dining with friends and family.

Location:

Bondi Junction
F-03-1 Block F, Setia Walk
Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong
47160 Puchong

Tel: 016-6197565 (Willy Chan)
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Since its nearby my office, SS2 area is one of the frequent area that I often drop by for lunch especially Chow Yang area as I do not want to be stuck or hassle in finding carpark. Chow Yang area is easy easy to locate a parking space and walk to my favourite dining area just a few doors away not like the main area of SS2 you have to park far and walk to another side of your dining place. Restaurant Ho Ho Sek.

[updated 27/10/2015] – the Kopitiam had closed down – swap operator.

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Well, this place caught my attention alot of times whenever I dine here, as this newly rebuild kopitiam to Restaurant Ho Ho Sek, I rate this place is a highclass kopitiam. It provides indoor dining with air condition and of course when it comes with air condition means you have to pay a bit more expensive drinks in this shop. One is because of the interior or the shop and seconds its along with air condition.

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The hawker area are clean and all are park in order . .

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Then my friend introduce me to this stall which is operate by her family members. Got a full time job then forgo to start a business in hawker which is kinda interesting. Their food is pretty unique in the market  . ..

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Pork Ribs noodle’s is their signature and they only sell that in the stall.

There are 2 version of the noodle, either spicy or non spicy. For the non spicy, you can taste the aromatic soy mix with their special ingredient sauce that make it a bit sweeet in taste and my colleague love the one non spicy.

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As I love my food spicy, I would definately recommend their Spicy Pork Ribs Noodle that for first few bites, you might not find the spiciness of it. As you eat more, you will find it will numb your tongue as it goes when the spiciness kicks in. Pork ribs were well braise till its quite soft and the taste of the gravy just soak it in. One of the set back that you cannot expect so much is their noodle, that it hardly will soak any flavour in as the texture is similiar to pan mee but their homemade version is more smooth.

This would be the third time I have dine here along with this stall and if you do come here, this is one of the recommended food. RM 6.50

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When we walk around the place, my colleague saw this Siew Yuk is quite tempting, so we order a small plate to test it out. Turns out to be dry and it is not so crisp on the edge as I love it with a crack sound while biting. The only best is the chili sauce.

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Next order Fried Koey Teow to share as observe in the coffee shop got alot people order it. When it was serve smells good and the texture and colour looks nice. The set back is it was not fried properly that I even ate a bite filled with chili. If the uncle fried a bit longer with ‘wok hei’ then it would be a perfect one. RM 6 comes with 2 big prawns.

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Popiah taste not bad as it is a bit moist at the bottom and the prawn shrimp paste spread along bring up the taste.

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This chee cheong fun version is something similiar I had in Ipoh and it is much better compare to this one.

Overall, not being biased I still love my bowl of Pork Ribs Noodle – Recommended as I know pork is pretty expensive and they do not give alot, it is understandable in those terms. The food that I try are pretty average  . .  Maybe will suits your taste bud as you can try it out. .

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10  quite good ah . . -stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Restaurant Ho Ho Sek
No.157, Jalan SS2/6
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(Behind Nasi Kayu Kandar)

Tel : 03-7877 7745

There are quite a number of buffet steamboat restaurant in the market but how many of them are actually value for money and nice? Well, during CNY week, we were lazy to cook ourselves and there is a change of plan on changing restaurant as most of them decided to give it a try on this Umami Steamboat buffet with all you can eat that located right at Sunway Mentari.

A restaurant that will cater many people that they have actually taken up about 2 shoplot that offer lots of space.

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Their business is quite good as when we left all the tables outside were taken out.

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For me I still prefer to have my steamboat inside with some air condition if not I will be drench in sweat.

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An advantage of this outlet is that they do offer bbq section with chicken wings. . .

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BBQ Seafood like crab, sting ray, satay, prawns and squid.

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On the inside for you to choose to hammer inside your soup base quite a selection of fish ball. . .

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noodles and the usual item that we have.

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Seafood lovers this section certainly is your choice with many types of seafood for you to choose from.

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cold platter

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Some mini buffet pan fried section . .

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Fried stuff. . .

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Best of all also you get to have free flow of slice meat which is my favorite

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There are 5 soup base for you to choose from . . .as was told by one of the staff that Fish Head soup is one of the preferred by customer.

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We tried on the Tom Yam Soup and Umami Chicken soup. Both of the soup turns out to be better than alot of places that we have tried before. . .

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As for desert they do have jelly and Ice Cream to offer you  . .

Overall, with about total RM30 per head I find it quite okay on pricing and quality. If you ask me to choose, I would opted for other choices but if you plan to have a great steamboat range, Umami can be one of the choice in my list as I have tried others which is much worst that I don bother even to blog about it.

On the up side, this outlet is pork free that I see a few malay families dine in here.

I am keen to try out another outlet in Wangsa Maju as I was told by a friend that they over a very good range and cheap too. Will arrange to go luuu . . .

Pricing
Adult: RM26.80++

*Pork Free

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 7/10 , not bad Lah~ -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Umami Steamboat
12a (Ground Floor),
Jalan PJS8/17,
Dataran Mentari,
46150 Petaling Jaya.

Operation Hours: 11am – 12midnight

Tel: 03-56222663

Website: http://www.umamisteamboat.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UmamiSteamboat
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umami_MY

Last holiday, all of us went for a road trip to Johor and upon arrival we check into our first hotel Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa which is a beach resort with superb room and view. . Pulai Spring Resort

Then second day as we head to city area, we check into our second hotel at Pulai Spring Resort nearby Johor town . .One of the reason we get this hotel because its not too expensive for a 5 star hotel and best part is, the facilities they have. . .

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With its natural flora and founa, Pulai Spring Resort is a 5 star resort that smack nearby the city also a known by many golfers often come here for their 18-holes Championship USGA class golf course. It is one ultimate challenge to golfers with memorable signature holes amidst the varied terrain, water elements and changes in elevation.

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We book ourselves at this Cinta Ayu All Suites 3 bedroom and when we unlock the door, then sprung open. . we were surprise how huge and spacious the room is. With big living  room area, very nicely build kitchen that filled with many utensils that conveniently do light cooking.

This Suits can easily accommodate at least 6-8 pax with a size of around 1.1k sq. .

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This is the share bath room between room 2 and 3 . .

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This is room 3 with no window seeing and filed 2 single bed and air condition in this room was super cold!

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This is my room, room 2 with swimming pool view. .

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This is the master bed room with king size bed which is another huge room ..

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walk in wardrobe style. . .

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A huge bath room  . . .

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and this is our unit facing pool view. . .

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Then we went to kaypo on another couple’s room that book on 1 bedroom suits.

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huge toilet with 2 entrance that one direct from the bath room and one access from living room . .

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ample kitchen area and also living room . . .

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and their view is facing golf course.. .

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After checking out each other’s room, we decided now to check out on their facilities. .  Its seriously a huge place to walk .. .

Usually heading the last quater of the year, every one’s mood will turn to party mood as there are alot of great events line up towards end of the year, and one of the most celebrated day for the past few years is Arthur’s Day. Arthur’s Day actually reflect to a series of music event that started celebrating few years ago in order to celebrate Guinness, now its consider one of a big event when it comes to month of September .. . We party all night long with 20,000 turn out crowd on that night.

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Its one of anticipating event to kick start with, of course with some of my siau Penang friends are here, Kelly and Annie in da house that this event took place at Speed City, Selangor  Turf Club

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with Guinness main logo to mark its day~

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of course we toast very high to Arthur!

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Me and my brother with super lots of crazy expression that night. . .

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of course, those who follow me recently, this would be another epic picture that hopefully they don steal my picture and create another whole new episode of MCA again . .

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They have Arthur’s Lounge with one of the area with air condition

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Met some of my friends there, that quite long have not meet them Shermaine and Coco

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My Colleague Immi and her Bf~

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Guinness girl representative~

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and of course hit to our media / VIP zone we are pampared with free flow of Guinness all night long. . Whoooohooo . . .~

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Just look at how proffesional these people handle the tab by making a nice cup of Guinness with nice creamy foam on the top and it was just so fresh that I instantly down 2 plastic cup on the spot~

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All this great section is is, is because of Hui Ping…thanks to you alot

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With all the usual crazy gang, Andrew, Kelly, Lady Allie, Jason, Annie then Me.

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Then my brother show that this is how the way to sip down Guinness with a bit of creamy foam on your lips area. . .some even with the touch on the nose.

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with great local and international performance for the night are:

– SOLER, Dragon Red, Prema Yin, Kartel Group featuring Joe Flizzow, Mizz Nina in da houseeee .. . . .Take-T from Japan, Dandee from Thailand, and the super star for the night, Taio Cruz!!!!

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Most of them during all night long, they waited for the orgasmic moment which is Taio Cruz performance. When he is out, every one just went crazy and you can see all the crowd singing and dancing along. . .

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ITs just amazing to see him out and create instant explosion to the crowd.

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Lastly… I met Esther Ng, some one which I havent meet quite a while  and her brother – stim eh stim eh . .Edward. . 😀

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Wilee Tee is another person that very long didnt see her.

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Best of all, I met my ex colleague by surprise in another section . .

Certainly, by far one of the best Arthur’s Day I ever went, with superb line up and great companion that I have for the night, only one set back on the night was the traffic towards this place and the location of it, its pretty sad~

Hopefully next year, they choose a better venue with a few exit point. . .It just took me 2 hours to head out. . Anyway.. we did enjoy ourselves~

Next heading the month of October means . . . .Octoberfest!!!

As most of us know that Penang Hill Train Services had stopped for the past 18 months for upgrading projects on improvises of the track and implementing new funicular train made from Swiss to replace the old one.

Penang Hill or known as Bukit Bendera which refers to Flagstaff hill or with the meaning the most develop peak at Penang island some time ago . . It is also one of Penang famous tourist attraction, or a place must visit during stay in Penang.

Penang Hill is mainly hilly granitic mass. The hill system is higher towards the northern part with its highest point at Western Hill, at an elevation of 833 m (2,723 ft) above sea level. Other than Western Hill, there are a number of peaks in the region, such as Bukit Laksamana, Tiger Hill, Flagstaff Hill and Government Hill. Flagstaff Hill is 735 m (2,450 ft) above sea level. A number of small rivers and streams originate from the region. Sungai Pinang is the largest of the rivers, and it starts from a number of tributaries in the area.(source from Wikipedia)

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and now the furnicular train had resume its service back few days ago, and I take this opportunity to tag along with my KL friends up to this peak which I have last visited very long time ago . .

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Now with the new upgrading area, you will walk through air condition waiting area and which they divided into 2 section. The first section you will walk through this area which tells all the history of Penang Hill and the services of the train, which makes me feel a bit of Hong Kong waiting area for their train service up to the Sky Terrace (click here)

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While waiting not that long, we get our chance to sit on this new services that takes about 7-10 minutes up to the peak that can accomodate around 80-100 pax in this fully air condition train.

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the speed of it is 3 times much faster now compare to the old 1. ..

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As this is the new train service and the look of it and if compare to the 68 year old train, previously, it do not look much different as trying to preserve the look and feel of it just a bit modernise. . .

 

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