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I might have been selfish in sharing food places at times or another way to say it, I have forgotten to blog about it till I look thru my old folder. If you are craving for Japanese food yet you are a bit tight in pocket? well, there is this place I went so often with my ex-colleague and friends, is this Nihon Kai, Japanese Restaurant located at Old Klang Road which is a hidden gem in the area.

For this post, you might think I am being lazy, reason is  I have lost this receipt and its a combine pictures of many occasions I went there.

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The shop is very hidden but yet they enjoy brisk business for lunch and dinner. One of the reason they are always full is their generous portion of serving at economic price.

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There are 2 levels in the shop that mostly cater for 2 – 4 pax and if you have bigger group you will be seated upstairs. .

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So during my last week in my ex company, they did a farewell for me in this restaurant again, we book the whole tatami section . . .

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 You can just see what’s their price range. We find it cheap and nice. .

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Itako

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Sashimi Platter @ RM 53

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This is the set lunch/ dinner that we usually order that they do have about 12 sets to choose from. This is Unagi Set

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Grill Fish Head

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Seafood set

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Torikatsunabe + Sashimi @ RM 20 – Chicken cullet with  scramble egg and raw fish, even in the set, you can see how thick they cut the sashimi for you, some even about as thick as 1 n half inch!

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California Roll

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Here we go, these people are my best colleague that I have been working for the past 2 years, cheerful and helpful . . Thanks to many of them in the company for making the work flow so smooth . .

Set Price start from RM 16 and ala-carte starts from RM 4 . .

Alright, this is a highly recommended Japanese restaurant by me if you are referring to the price and quality. Do not over expect it~

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, value for money..highly recommneded -Stamped-

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

Location:
Nihon Kai Restaurant
No. 4-2, Jalan Telok Gadong
Off Old Klang Road
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-79823668


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I have been waiting this trip very suffering because for the past 8 months, I see quite a number of my friends keep check in some where in Thailand especially Bangkok. Seeing them post all the food, places just makes me cross finger and hope for the day to pass faster and it was just a glimpse of eyes that now I am back and my turn to share my trip with all of you.

Of course one taking one of our famous budget airline that allow us to fly cheaply is AirAsia which I bought my ticket 10 months ago during the Zero fair promotion.

Bangkok is known as the capital of Thailand, also famous for its shopping destination, food and nightlife. (more on wikipedia)

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As this round I am heading to Bangkok with my very close friend, Nancy, Steven and another 3 more on another different flight as they are flying off directly from Penang.

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After 2 hours and 15 minutes of flight, I have landed on new International airport –  Suvarnabhumi Airport at Bangkok which is also told by my friend, they have emerging to become one of main transit hub for Asia which is rated as 3rd busiest airport in Asia.

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The airport is filled with modern design and its huge, that if you walk from one end to another end is 1 km long, which I did when I flew back to Malaysia that time and walk around their duty free area. Freaking long!

the airport is just 25 km away from Bangkok city that makes it very convenient with their new express train system which just operated few months back as now with special fare promo till end of OCT they only charge 90 bhat for a single trip which is only RM 9 per way (express ride non stop) direct skip 6 stations and stop at Phetchaburi station.

 

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Then my friend Golf had arrange all the ground arrangement for me which I felt so bad that she is so busy yet help me to arrange all this, and she manage to help me book a superb hotel located in downtown business district, directly infront of BTS Skytrain Chong Nonsi Station is this i-Residence Hotel at Silom District. also 3 stations away from the shopping area Siam station.

i-Residence website: iresidencehotel.com/

It is a boutique hotel that suits alot of businessman as the place is near to alot of international companies and for travellers like us, it is near to alot of main attractions area.

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Golf had booked 2 rooms for us, one which is Deluxe Room that comes with a queen size bed.

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Very clean, cozy and when I saw the room, I love this hotel.

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the room also comes with a comfy sofa, and 32 inch lcd tv.

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Toilet is very clean and well kept, sure very nice to baked my cakes in the early morning. :p

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Then to head to my room its located at next building that have to access up to 9th floor or ground floor to change lift, their swimming pool is located on the top floor at the rooftop with great view over the city and at night there will be music and bar selling beer then you can continue your swim.

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when the lift open, me and my friends were like whoa.. .our place so nice 1 ahh..cant wait to see the room . .

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After open the door and we love our room so much!!  modern chic design that its very comfy and air con is powerful! It is a Grand Deluxe Room which is seriously spacious that can host party also.

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Even have a side cuishion at the side for you to chill.

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Or a working desk area to make it as your office as that we make it as our planing trip area and for our calculation and huge kick ass tv too.

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Toilet is good, with long bath, shower head just that the water is not powerfull enough . . . .

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and best of all, most of the hotels here are equip with Play Safe ready that you can choose from a few choices available.!

Last weekend when I went back to Penang, I do not feel that I am original from Penang. Ken brought all of us for a food hunt and street photography equip myself with a camera and went to all the food places I have not went before. I thought of doing it a random post and a new discovery place for me that must share with all of you. One of them is  Ais Tingkap.

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 It was hot sunny afternoon and Ken decided to bring us for a refreshment break as most of us would definitely know Penang Famous Cendol located at Penang Road but another hidden gem which is hidden at Lebuh Tamil (a road next to it) which is called Ais Tingkap (Window Sherbet) operating with other stalls, the English name got translate by a foreign guy. The name is very catchy and I asked the guy why is the stall called Ais Tingkap and the Indians told me that it was first operate by his grandfather way back in the 1930’s. He serve the drink behind a glass panel and people came by and make a take away taking through the window and that is how the name originate from. Now the grandson had taken it over.

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Then I got to know that Chinese we do have Leong Cha to cool our body down and for Indians they do have this to cool their body down with the ingredient mixing in it.

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Now this stall is operate by his grandson, and this is the only place where you can find Ais Tingkap in Malaysia. Its nice to see and nice to drink, but when you see the preparation you will be amaze how many ingredients are added in.

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Shaved ais like ice kacang are been made.

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Then he shove every glass with the ice

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add this unique ingredient called ‘Getah Anggur’ which is an abstract from a tree, and the purpose of it is to cool our body. . It looks a bit like chewy jelly.

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Next mixed with Basil seeds that looks like Frog egg

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add on with syrup (as our version is Kurang Manis – Less Sweet)

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Add with coconut water

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Next spray with his very own secret ingredient that he told me cannot reveal out.. . . Smells good!

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Last to top up with coconut meat.

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A complete version of Ais Tingkap for ONLY RM1.20 that seriously caught me by suprise as it involves so many steps and I thought it would cost at least RM2, for big packet it is only RM1.50.

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The taste is OMG. Very cooling with the shaved ice that melts into our mouth, fragrant with rosy flavor and the taste is very unique by itself, every taste we sip get to suck on the getah anggur and the frog egg. In this hot weather, we are definitely enjoying yourselves over this little glass of drink. With me, Bernice, my brother and the rest . . . Great Stopover! or I would say a new Recommended place by me if you were to go by Penang.

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Directly infront of the stall, this guy selling Cucur Udang and his business is  very good. Non Stop frying when we were there.

Another great new discovery.

Location:
Ais Tingkap (Window Sherbet)
Lebuh Tamil/Tamil Street, Penang.

GPS Coordinates: N5 25.068 E100 19.878

Open daily 12pm to 8pm (Closed on Sundays)


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