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Any of you love Penang food? I guess most of you do right and most of you would travel up North during long weekend for the awesome street food. Guess what! Now we have discover one new outlet that newly open in Kota Damansara recently that sell alot of best Penang street food under one roof, known as Penang One. Their first outlet is in Bandar Puteri, Puchong.

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Located in the heart of Kota Damansara where parking would be a big headache for you and this doesnt stop us from hunting it. Since our first visit, we have been going back as regular and I must say that the food is as good as where you can find in Penang. Definately not 100% but its at 80% similar which is good for us down in Klang Valley here.

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I am sure many of you still have yet discover fully where is the best food in Penang and the same goes to me. The owner have this big mission that wanted to provide folks in KL for good Penang food and therefore he himself as a Penangnite have work out a contract with all this famous hawker people to provide all the ingredients. All this being transport down to KL 2 days once. Therefore the taste is pretty much 80% the same as the famous hawker owner train all the staff themselves..

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The owner have marked down all the famous hawker stall location in the map and light history on the wall where he brought down here.

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Here you go on the list if you fancy any of the street food.

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Place here are pretty cozy and service here is pretty good~

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If you worry how they cook your meal and they have open concept kitchen for your viewing and those of you who loves the Tambun Biscuits & now they are available here too with the brand Him Heang which is one of my favourite brand. Now you need not queue that long as its while stock last daily.

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Lets see what we can have here and 8 of us are already very hungry.

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What is available in the menu is sufficient to stop our craving back in our hometown and we particularly ordered the whole menu, to try out on the taste.

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Homemade Otak Otak which is one of my favourite, no doubht that this taste exactly the same as one of my favourite stall. Steam to perfection that its soft on the outside and a huge slice of fish being inserted in the middle with fragrant leaves that absorb it very well. RM4.50 I have no complain in that.

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Those of you that miss Chee Cheong Fun, its all the way from Macalister Road. Prawn paste is good and just thick enough to coat around the chee cheong fun and although its not from my favourite Genting Kopitiam but this is as good as an alternative for me. @RM 3.90

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I certainly love Bak Chang – Special Dumpling @ RM 8.90 and alot people come here make a take away back to other country as they are being made fresh and air tight it in a pack of 8 if not mistaken. Then just put it into a boiling water for 5 minutes then you can eat it after that, with sticky rice and not too salty yet with generous amount of Ingredient.

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Another version of Bak Chang will be the white base and if not mistaken is the Teo Chew style as the filling is more towards peanuts. Not bad either as Ken loves this one and me prefer the traditional one.

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For Loh bak is hail all the way from Kheng Pin Kopitiam if not mistaken as I did saw a visual on that kopitiam on the wall. The Loh Sauce is as good as it is that is thicken, prawn crackers are fried to perfection. @RM 11.90

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The Asam Laksa is pretty well known in Lorong Selamat that I have not try before. When you talk about Lorong Selamat everyone’s thought would be Char Koey Teow! Nevertheless this is as good as it is, that cook with alot of mince fish meat and top with a few slices of fish as the top as we add on with additional RM1.50 . Soup is as good as the famous ones in Penang, sour enough and light spicy end with fish fragrant taste.. @ RM 8.50 

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This is another stall that I have not tried before in Penang which is Kampung Jawa Char Koey Teow and I ask my friend they say its very good and their business hours is only from 7am – 10am daily and have to wait at least 30 minutes – 45 minutes for your plate to be serve. Will go back and try the original one but before that, the Char Koey Teow in this outlet best most of the stalls in KL. Cook till with wok hei and the koey teow is slight dry to my linking and top with huge prawns @RM 9.50

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This is the Yam Cake @ RM 5.50

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Ahh, version of Curry Mee is hard to find in Klang Valley they need to be serve along with pork blood. Most of the curry mee here is in curry soup base. Penang version is, soup is fragrant with light pandan and mild santan taste the follow I add in one full scoop of curry to make it fiery red. Perfect as it is. @ RM 8.50

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I get to know that Klang Valley is not pretty well known for Duck Meat Koey Teow Soup but i have always love mine in this version. Sou is sweet and filled with duck meat, fish balls, pork balls and fish cake that all is home made except pork ball.

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If you love New World Park Ice Kacang then you gonna love this as it taste exactly the same. I prefer the Ice Kacang @ RM 6.50 more than the Cendul.

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This make no exception as well Tee Nya Kuih from there as well @ RM 3.50. Have to be serve chill then add in gula melaka to eat along. Soft as it is and gula melaka is not too sweet.

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Muar Chee @ RM 3.90, as the difference is the peanut base as its slightly more fine.

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Rojak @ RM 7.50 is not the best one from Penang to my own preference but some they love it as well.

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This is my very own special request on my chilhood snacks. A huge slice of Seng Kuang then top the rojak sauce on the top add on with peanuts after that.

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This is what happen to us when we found something good and hail all the way back from our hometown. We order so much that we inteded to give it a sharing at first and end up most of us having each plate each.

If you are craving for Penang food and lazy to drive all the way up north, here is one of the best place you can find in Klang Valley and no complain at all. It beats alot of stall out there, and had become our weekly affair,  some is daily. 😀

Price is pretty reasonable with the concept that the owner is trying to do and portion is average. Not too big nor too small or if you compare to KL serving portion its definitely slightly smaller. A highly Recommended place by me for Penang food.

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10,  good stuff, highly Recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location;
Penang One
16-1, Jalan PJU5/7,
Dataran Sunway,
47810 Kota Damansara,
Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 03-6151 1083

GPS Coordinates: N03 09.071 E101 3.396

I have been working nearby for quite a while and everytime I drove pass by here, its always pretty crowded at this Rojak Stall that you will hardly miss with 2 vans parked side by side with one selling Cendol and another oen selling Rojak. As far as I know this stall had been here for donkey years already and attracted many loyal customers around the area.

The term rojak is pretty different when it comes to states as in my hometown we called it Pasembur and Rojak is those with prawn paste and fruits.

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They do not have a proper seating or tables as there are only a few plastic chairs available and sitting next to their van as the table to eat or when it get pack you can see many people standing around eating or even there are customers taking it to their car and eat.

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Here is pretty well know for 2 types of rojak which is the classic and another version is Rojak Mee means with yellow noodle in it.

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Here is Rojak Mee @ RM 3.50 if I am not mistaken.

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Serve along with ingredients such as floury cake, sliced cucumber, hard boiled egg, fried tofu, bean sprout and fried crackers. I prefer mine without the noodle as I find the noodle spoil the taste of the gravy. This stall still not the best as the peanut sauce here is quite sweet for me, I prefer another stall which is in Seapark nearby Maybank.

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Besides the food, you can try out another type of Cendol which is slightly gives you different flavour compare to those in Penang or Melaka. For a bowl of Rm1.20 you really cannot expect alot. Again its just too sweet for me. Not my type of cendol.  Shaved ice is still pretty rough and the red bean they use is quite moist and soft. Well, I just finish 3 sip then I am done . .

Some of you might find this stall is pretty good. Really depends on your own taste.

*HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10, okok la-Stamped-

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

Location:

Cendol & Rojak Mustaffa
Jalan 17/41A (off Jalan 17/21)
Section 17, Petaling Jaya
GPS Coordinates: N3 07.183 E101 37.888
Business hours: Lunch onwards until finish around 5pm

Tel: 016 327 5176

Samsung had done a massive campaign and the latest one is to test on your creativity. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 being introduce into the market not that long, many of my friends would want to get that as their present or wish to get. As this time, kicking off with 4 celebrity to give you a chance to test on your creativity whereby creativity is limit less. The more you are weird, the chances of winning is higher. Check it out what you are required to do.

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Before that, lets see on how this whole thing works. Just log onto http://www.becreative.my/ and please be ensure that you have your computer or phone supported with flash. Let it load and there will be selection for you.

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How to kick start is rather simple, as there will be 4 person standing infront waiting to be pick. Of course you can click on all 4 person to see what are the visuals that they are providing for you. Each celebrity or selected person comes with different frame.

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I pick on famous Ernest that had painted magically my hometown with all the nice drawings that now had made it prime spots of photography.

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In his task, you are given a empty frame and paint your creativity away or you can chose on Preset selection on the left, with 2 version, one is loaded with a cartoonic house and mountain or a portrait. I choose to pain my own stuff although I am bad in painting.

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Here is my end result with my failure in painting.. kekeke . . Right after that then just click submit as you can either submit by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter or create ID with email.

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The most creative person will be chosen by them and each category will walk away with different prizes. If you love dining then Razif is the person you should go for..  See what you like as the prize and draw/ paint away . . ..

Just log on to www.becreative.my pain, colour as your creativity will make you a winner~ Try out~

Oh yah, do check this video out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKBF1YZiq30

Rip Curl .First time taking transportation up to Terengganu is not a pleasent journey, only discover that Terengganu is a bit far off from my usual distance that I travel back to my hometown Penang. A journey of 8 hours had paid of with my first time experience in surfing competition event held in Malaysia.

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Lets enjoy the flow of what’s happening up there over last weekend. .

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Before heading to the beach and competition area, we are all house in Sumai Hotel & Apartment .. .

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Its a huge apartment that share with 8 of us with 4 bed rooms and huge dining and living room area.

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TV here is just for display and apparently only got single channel TV1 only which is blurry  Astro book is there and we thought there is gonna have Astro channel. Well, its just for display only. One good thing about this unit is they provide free wifi.

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Nice clean shared toilet. .

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huge kitchen space and doesnt comes with a stove. Basic tea and coffee are provided. Service of the housekeeping is pretty efficient and friendly and they do daily housekeeping too. Thanks to them for keeping the house clean.

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changed and lets go to the beach . . .

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Dining area of breakfast is pleasant by serving american breakfast and local variety.

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Main event area, at Batu Burok Beach. We are here early to check out the happenings in the area.

Horn off with the officials from the organisers and Surfer’s get ready to surf~

All participations is eyeing to win RM 40,000 (over $12,000 USD) worth of prizes in Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Master Division and Bodyboard Open, and Longboard Open.

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Registration counter for all media and surfers. . . I am excited to see all the nice surf boards. Always a dream to own one when I own a cafe.

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With many canopies set up and sponsors around the area  . ..

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All lining up to be ready to call upon for action . .

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Well, its too early to shop? never, as long as there are special promotions, it will attract many of us to drop by pay a visit.

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This is seriously a cheap place to kick off their merchandise promo. RM50 for t-shirt how to deny on that. Ended up all of us shopping in there. Of course only limited size available.

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Some of the girls ended up with sandals and baby – t from Rip Curl. Me also end up with a surf pants, t-shirt and slipper. 😀

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With Amos at the event ..

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How can such event without music and they have a cool DJ deck area and all the songs playing throughout the day is grooving. Early morning already we are loving the music played.

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This is how the whole actual area looks like with main picture, VIP zone, Media zone and Judges are on top of the tower

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All the participants are house here, with their boards to be place and getting ready to call upon for action.

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For first day, its pretty gloomy weather that created a nice wave for all the surfers to do their stunt and action. With about 2-4 feet high wave is just perfect for them to do it.

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Walking around, then you will come to this stall Surfboard Artist.

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Love her cute and creative design . . .

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taking her time to paint on surf boards and I send my phone to be painted too . . kekek~

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This is my end result on my surf board, oh no its on my phone cover. Turning an old cover to new cover now.

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Meet lovely Laura, the surfboard painter.

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Along the 3 days, we had alot of Fanta from Grapes, Orange and Strawberry and still my personal favourite is Grapes. Been a long while since I last had this as they had change their packaging and used to be one of my favourite drink when I was a kid. 😀

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This is Fanta Mascot.

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Shannon enjoying her Fanta drink.

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Try your luck for the day in Rip Curl Game zone and you will be walking away of their special prize.

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All of us walking over to media zone to interview our very own Malaysian surfers. Brenda.

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This is Brenda that will be competing and we ask her quite alot of questions. Video shall be up soon. Stay tunned.

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How we kill our time during the interval. This is what we do. Sunbathing . .

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Quite long didnt see Shannon in action and its good to see her back in blogging world.

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Jeng Jeng jeng, not only pros get to surf, we are all enroll in the Surf Clinic that conduct by Professional surfer, Jonny which is also owns a surfing school in Malaysia.

All excited and just cant wait to change and get ourself wet.

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All of us got change and gear up for our very first experience in surfing.

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Johnny explain detaily what are the challenges we are going to face and what are the safety precautions to ensure we are not drown or injured.

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As you see the pro’s doing their surfing it looks easy with a basic clinic like that and warm up ourself before heading to the sea, seems like a challenge already. The biggest challenge is this:

Standing up on the board is the biggest challenge as you need to balance then within seconds to hop up to surf along with the wave.

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Now we are all gear up ready to surf.

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Getting our board and running to the sea like baywatch . .kekek

On our experience surfing, its definately not easy by drinking alot of sea water with strong wave hitting you, first is to balance yourself on the board then second challenge is to make yourself stand up. We ended going more than 3 session as each session is an hour long. Loving the experience. Thanks to Johnny and his crew for being so helpful in assisting us and advise us on our first time experience. Its a fun learning challenge.

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As it head to the afternoon, more and more people are flocking the place to catch surfers in action.

With heat 1 going on till finalist.

End our first 2 days watching those surfers in action and we are amaze how they can ride along. We wish too.

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As the eve of the final event, we were hosted with a Gala dinner starting off with cultural performance follow by Terengganu artist to entertain for the night.

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One of their local performer.

Its a wet day on final day and with Men’s open are all swipe clean by Indonesians.  They are just bless with the wave that they get to enjoy and of course, congrats to all of them and our Malaysians surfers, Brenda for making it to top 4.

After 3 days of competiting, here are the list of winners of Rip Curl Pro Terengganu 2012 Contest 
ASC Men’s Open Division
1. Made Darmayasa (IDN)
2. Garut Widiarta (IDN)
3. Andre Julian (IDN)
4. Sandi Selamat (IDN)
ASC Master’s Division
1. Tipi Jabrik (IDN)
2. James Hendy (ENG)
3. Decha Sithidej (THA)
4. Yasuo Hirana (JPN)
Bodyboard Division
1. Ibrahim Shiman (MDV)
2. Syed El Hussain Syed Atikullah (MLY)
3. Ali Javeed (MDV)
4. Hatta Affendi (MLY)
ASC Longboard Division
1. Arip Nurhidayat (IDN)
2. Tipi Jabrik (IDN)
3. Decha Sithidej (THA)
4. Khairil Doje (MLY)
ASC Women’s Division
1. Jesse Hong (TWN)
2. Yasnyiar Gea (IDN)
3. Diah Rahayu (IDN)

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thanks to Rip Curl Malaysia for giving us this great opportunity to experience this event and a chance to surf along with this great goodie bag.

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From all of us bloggers, we had a great time and looking forward for next year event.

Last 2 weekend when got a bit long weekend holiday, my friend tag me along to a mini makan trip as they are on they way for their business trip and for me, its just more on pure eating~ 😀 . The town is call Pusing.

One of the business partner, introduce me to his small little hometown where by  a few streets away is his grandmother’s place. This small little town is call Pusing, which is located about 20 minutes drive from Ipoh town towards north. If you ask me where the hell am I at the moment, the only answer I can provide you is, I do not know!

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Its on Monday and the streets here are pretty quiet, a very peaceful town that every one is very friendly. Actually this town is a little Hakka town that according to my friend 90% of them are Hakka. So for hakka speaking people, this will be your chance to shine~

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If you are talking about to stay in the town, this is the only hotel available which is Pusing Hotel and by far the biggest too, with only 4 rooms available. If you do plan to stay here, book early! :p

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Then he brought me to this shop that sells one of the local specialty that have no signboard like Ah Seng Kopitiam or watsoever, the only thing for you to recognize is this Blue Zink corner shop with fruit stall right at the front.

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or directly opposite you can see this gate  . . .

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This is the noodle that he is very keen on introducing me, as we are very far from heavy breakfast this morning or I would say a while ago, Its hard for me to finish this bowl by myself. If you guys know what is written in Mandarin, please help me translate.!

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I ask the store owner what is their signature noodle, and they told me curry soup base is their best among neigbourhood. Well, give it a try then . .

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Love the curry as its, very mild and light in flavor, right after taste is a bit spicy at the end whereby the coconut milk is not too milky yet the soup is aromatic with a bit pandan taste. Its totally different type of curry flavour I have tried so far and the best thing is according to my friend that the noodle is homemade by themselves that the texture taste a bit like laksa noodle and spaghetti, its very unique.

The best part does not only stop on the noodle, GUESS how much is this bowl of noodle? RM1.50 . . ( I was like haaaaaa ??!!! RM 1.50 where the hell can we get a meal in that kind of price.)

You will be surprise how cheap the food in this town is. Yet most of the stalls operate in this kopitiam are homecook style!

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Another stall that the guy called Ah Chong highly recommend is his favourite Nyonya kuih stall.

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There are 3 kuih stalls operate side by side that sells different type’s of kuih~

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This uncle that sells a bit of nyonya kuih style which is highly recommended by my friend.

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We bought everything in the stalls 2 pieces each that comes out in a 2 big bag and it cost us RM8.70 which our jaw drop again. This uncle made his kuih fresh daily and alot of his business are more on neighbourhood business.

I am definitely coming back for this uncle again as the kuih is good, aromatic and nice!

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another stalls that selling other types of kuih~

Okay, now that’s the question . .. . HOW to come here right? I have no freaking idea but then if you can find PUSING Police Station then you can find this place easily as its just about a row of shop houses away~

If you are asking me, if you want some cheap nice food, PUSING town is one of the place to hunt for. I will sure be back for their food again if there is a chance and will ta pau a whole big bag of Kuih back to Penang or KL.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good and recommended~ -Stamped-

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

 

 

Till now, I still could not believe that its already Chinese New Year. . . Time really flies that it just gives me the feeling of CNY 2010 was like just few months ago. ..  .As now being the Eve of Chinese New Year, I am sure most of the people will do very last minute shopping by going wet market, hitting onto malls for clothing and doing some photoshoot too . . .

Here are just some of the snapshots I took at Pavilion for their Chinese New Year Decorations. . .

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Just in here, the picture was taken last year at House of Tang which I really miss those kind of photoshoot (click here for more). . .and I just want to wish everyone of you out there. . . My friends & Readers out there. . .

Happy Chinese Rabbit New Year 2011. . . .

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May all of you have a prosperous year & Stay Healthy .. . .

Those who are driving back to their respective hometown, drive safe. . .

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