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Weather in Penang is crazy hot, as over the weekend I was there for a few functions and of course bringing the KL bloggers along following by my favourite shop especially for their Coconut Shake and Jelly. This shop might not well know to many people yet as mostly alot regular that come back for their drinks or through word of mouth. Good news is that I do not have to go all the way to Melacca for that famous Klebang Coconut Shake as now in Penang also offer something similar and I find it better.

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One of their signature is their Coconut Jelly is whereby they started and at times I do make a take away in KL Central. Yap, they do have a small kiosk outlet in KL Central depature hall that sell their signature coconut jelly.

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Back in Penang of course I often go for their 3 combo, young coconut drink, coconut shake and coconut Jelly which I rarely miss out.

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 Coconut Shake @ RM 3.80 comes with a scoop of ice cream.

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Indeed its very freshing under the crazy hot weather, not too milky nor too sweet that comes to my liking, yet a well balance taste of both coconut flavour and milk that did not over power it.

A Recommended place for drinks or another favourite place of mine is Ice – Tingkap – traditional Indian Drink. Set back of this place is parking is a pain in the ass. If you are stopping by at the main road you are obstructing the whole traffic area. Usually I park opposite next to kaki kaki and walk over.

-= Ka Ching =- Food Rating 8/10,good and refreshing – recommended – Stamped-

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

Location:

Joez Coconut 201, Jalan Dato Kramat, 10150 Penang. (opposite Kaki Kaki) +604 229 6063 +6016 4409049

When my best friend drop by in KL before heading back to Penang for preparation on his wedding, manage to have dinner with the rest of the group and some of them havent seen them quite a while. Then text him, where for dinner and he insisted I must dine at his hotel area whereby Prego Italian restaurant is one of his favourite restaurant. I have no doubt in his taste because when I was in Sydney, he brought me to all his favourite place and all are top notch.

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Prego is one of the restaurant located at Ground Floor of Westin as we enter the restaurant I am surprise to see its pretty full for such restaurant on weekdays. Knowing the capacity, surely this place wont turn out in disappointed. Then only found out that they are one of a award winning restaurant. One of it is  “Best Italian Restaurant” in KL by Time Out KL for a few years

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Classy interior with dim lights all the way, greetings from friendly staff  as you reach the entrance . ..

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For smokers, you can opt to be seated outside and they have a coffee and cocktail bar for you ready outside to place your order.

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 I find the pricing in this fine dine area, is pretty decent. Selection of food is pretty much the same with any other types of Italian dining. (Full Menu, click here)

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Then we were greeted by their homemade complimentary bread with tomato dip. It was gone in seconds, that the bread is warm and the dip just pair very well with the bread. We requested for another round of bread. 😀

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One of the recommendations from my friend that he will never miss whenever he dine at this restaurant is Mushroom Risotto @ RM 52. Pack with flavours and its quite thick and creamy. It was cook to perfection, with the cheese melted and texture light sticky as it is suppose to be. We ended up order another portion. – Highly recommended! 

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Oxtail Rivioli as my another mischievous friend called it high class wantan. Light gravy sauce shower upon the rivioli and the @ RM 52

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Braised Lamb Shank are decent as braised till the meat is soft and risotto at the bottom is too soft to my liking. @ RM 73

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Another super star is Lasagne. Love the soft texture of layer in between that is not too thick, beef and tomato that is cook along is awesome! Highly recommended! @ RM 56

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Saleme Pizza @ RM 49

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This was our first round, and second round we went to Luna Bar for a drink, then they have third round that I did not follow  . ..

I would surely return for more, and its a perfect place to dine during any special occasion here.

*Pork Free

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 9/10 ,great food! Recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location:
Prego,
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 KL

Tel: 03-27738338

It had been quite a while since I last visited this shop that used to be one of my favourite shop to come for ‘Tong Sui’ and some kuih when I used to stay in Loke Yew. Kedai Makanan dan Minuman PMK still maintain one of my favourite place to come by as I usuall come here pretty late around 9’ish whereby most of the stuff sold out but still can get those what I want.

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Kedai Makanan dan Minuman PMK is located nearby Pudu Plaza where its not hard to find. A simple coffee shop that offer local delicacies that are pretty well known for their Chinese deserts and snacks that can satisfy my crave easily, would say one of the best stall in KL for tong sui.

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Price in here are very decent . . .

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Its a simple kopitiam seating arrangement. . .

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Some of their signature kuih .. .

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My Ginger soup with Tong Yuen, is one of my favourite. I used to hate ginger soup as time pass by I learn to accept and start to like it. Ginger soup base here is slightly strong and spicy and those who do not prefer the strong taste would end up disliking it. Comes with sesame filling and pair perfectly with the soup base.

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Another one of my favourite is Herbal Egg Tea, that not many places can cook this tong sui very well. One which I often make a take away as its too good to be miss. Mild in taste yet light fragrant on herbal taste make it a good soup to turn down. Comes with an herbal egg too.

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As when I crave for dumplings, here would be an option that price is reasonable yet comes generous ingredient.

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If any of you do pass by here, here is definitely one of the place to drop by for visit especially on their ‘tong sui’. Well, another recommended place by me.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, drop by for nice tong sui~recommended!!~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
PMK
Jalan Kancil off Jalan Pudu,
50490 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
GPS: 3.136044,101.713319

Operating Hours: 1 p.m. – 12 midnight,

closed on Tuesdays


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One of my favourite place that I used to hang out in Jakarta when I was based there quite a while is Menteng. Supper spot there is like those few particular place that must drop by or my friend often feed me along as they know I just love their food.

Menteng is slightly off from Jakarta City it self, not too far yet is about 15 minutes away only for night drive. If you are talking about day time traffic easily 30-45 minutes?

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Menteng street food or hawker center is rather famous to the locals yet slightly commercialize too as its located not too far from the city and offer variety of local hawker food that I love. Its actually one of my favourite hawker area for night spot in Jakarta

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Of course while you are seating in this busy hawker center, please beware on your personal belongings. . .

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Variety of local food you can hunt for as I always eat those usuals. ..

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Their local hawker food with cute little cart all stack by side by side and people here are very harmony, as they help each other in their business and lend a helping hand to serve and order.

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My bakso soup.

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If you want some challenge in your food, add in their super spicy chili sauce as only a 2 spoon full is enough to make me drench in sweat.

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Nasi Goreng Gila – (direct translation – Crazy Fried Rice) as they have lots of ingredient, whereby it means, what ever ingredient they have on their cart, they just cook everything along in it. One of my favourite too. RP7000 – RM 2.30

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Then my sate that I will not miss which is totally different from Malaysia version especially with the seasoning and the gravy that added on.

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Sate Kicap (Soy Sate)  is usually my favourite and add on with their local sambal. slightly sweet as on their soy sauce, thick in gravy with their own mixture and sambal kicks the flavour up on spicy side. I usually order in mutton.

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My all time favourite is roti bakar with cheeze and chocolate rice. Just awesome as some of you might find it sweet, yet this is one of the best toast I come accross, heavy for supper? NOpe as you will fall in love with it.

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You will have a street band playing for you, as they go around tables. You can just tip them any amount you wish.

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If you do get a chance to visit Jakarta, Drop by this hakwer center

Location:

Jalan HOS Cokroaminoto No.79
Menteng
10310 DKI JAKARTA
INDONESIA

Operating hours: 8pm onwards

(the hawker center is next to Hotel Formula 1)

Early morning what do you usually have for your breakfast? Western? Local cuisine? It had been a while since I last visited this place, which is old school and classic. Its not more than this famous Indian cuisine that had been operating here for more than 10 years. Roti Canai Transfer road is also known as one of a landmark to me and my friends.

I could not even can remember when was the last time I came here, it was many many years back.

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I have always wanted to drop by but most of the time I could not wake up. At last was force to wake up by Ken and manage to come by this place.

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On the tray itself, roti canai is being fried non stop as many people are waiting and taking away too.

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All the gravy are serve pippin hot and it was just perfect that the morning itself it was morning and just the right things to pair after.

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Dining experience here is very different compare to other places as you have to squeeze in this pretty tight spot to have your seat. With much more seating, canteen style pretty much reminds me of primary school days.

Every one just sit in single line and face the road yet we enjoy the view of the busy chef preparing all the pipping hot roti canai.

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What we usually order a piece of beef in this special gravy with their very own recepi, do not deceive by the fiery red curry as its not too spicy yet aromatic with spices.

Love mine with lots of extra gravy and another item that you shall not miss is their season onions to pinkish colour. A bit sweet in taste which is their signature item here.

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This is how we enjoy our early breakfast in different style.

If you do visit penang for holiday, sure this is one of my favourite place to recommend for your early breakfast. Just simply delicious

Location:
Jalan Transfer, Penang
GPS: 5.420884, 100.330694

For me, whenever I travel or I know I have a friend in that country, the first thing I always will ask them is what is the best food you would recommend me to eat? I would want to have famous local food, then go to your favourite place to eat. . . Ra-Men Bankara

One thing that I have in common with Goft is our taste bud pretty much the same and by far what ever she recommend the food so far all of us are very satisfied! When we were back from Pattaya we head to Chatuchak Market  where the most famous market in Bangkok, after that, then she recommend that we MUST try out this place which is very famous for ramen is known as Ra-Men Bankara which she rate the best ramen in Bangkok so far in her preference list.

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Bankara Ramen is also known as a famous franchise chain from Tokyo that very well known for its soup base that available in 4 different types.

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I love the whole concept of this outlet, as the ambiance gives you a tradition of Japanese Culture on how those what we seen in the Japanese movie.

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They also have private seating area more like a group of 6. . .. .

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Or a bit more open dining area . . .

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One of the unique thing is that this ramen shop provide you fresh garlic and the equipment for you to squash your garlic onto the noodle. . .

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and this is what I call a Ramen shop that have sesame, chili oil and 2 other sauce ready for you to add onto your bowl of ramen to bring it up to your own preference taste.

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Its a very simple menu that they have, then with the mini side bar there is those add on ingredients.

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All of us having headache on what to order and it seems like every thing looks good!

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Therefore we leave our dinner faith to Goft based on her recommendation.

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