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Coffee places are not only booming in KL and it had spread their coffee fever wings till up north. Ipoh I have been one which is good yet have not blogged about it and lets head to Penang first instead since this whole week my posting is on Penang food – Lighthouse Coffee .

I have seen my cousin, sister and friends instagraming on this place and yet I have still went to try till few weeks back. Manage to gather the usual gang and it was highly recommended by them too for coffee. Before coming over to this place, we were at Twelve Cups and it was rather dissapointing which I will blog about it soon to accomodate it then quickly finish the session there and head to this place Lighthouse Coffee – Specialty Coffee & Espresso Specialist which is one street away from Twelve Cups.

Fun fact is that Lighthouse Coffee started as early as 2006, before the boom of coffee (which is now).

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Have gotten to known that this outlet had gain its popularity within months after its opening and many backpackers travelers do stop by to get a cuppa in early morning or tea time session that operating in Heritage zone would be one of their advatage. Its not a huge cafe but comfort enough to store a few of us. Alot of coffee drinkers here are quite friendly as we do share table.

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Menu are pretty straight forward with nothing fancy except with flavoured cofffee, with bites available and some cakes.

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Lighthouse to represent their brand.

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with sticky note board on the go for you, feel free to paste any comment, quote on the wall and its rather interesting to read all those comment on the board. Check it out yourself.

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Some of us are quite hungry and decided to order some of their food Tuna Nicoise Panini @ RM 11.90. simple yet done to perfection with wholemeal bread those to crisp and fillings in it with cheeze and tuna are blend well to accomdate the taste with home dressing to pair along.

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Bagel with Double Cheeze & Egg @ RM 10.90 gave me a suprise as I never put expectation in it. Would be a great choice for breakfast.

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The best that kept us eating is this Baby Asparagus Aglio Alio @ RM 15.90 turns out to be good. Speghetti is al dante, and flavor is mild enough to get out the taste of pepper, tomato and hint of black pepper after taste. Ended up order another plate.

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Crepes is not up to my expectation as we can easily hunts better ones out there. RM 10 if I am not mistaken.

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For coffee the rest of us had Latte, Chocolate and Ice chocolate. Not only that as we were impress with the coffee art they had drawn with flower, which is the common ones. With below .. .

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First time seeing a cafe draw a kitty. Then this mug had turn to become super star for instant moment. Among a few other coffee outlets available in the area, Lighthouse Coffee certainly the winner in terms of coffee taste and the bean they use is Arabica beans. Taste milder.

Parking around the area is quite limited and based on your luck. 🙂

Latte @ RM 9 and Chocolate @ RM 10.90

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, recommended coffee place around the area –Stamped-

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

Location:
Logan Heritage
No 4 Lebuh Bishop,
Georgetown, Penang.

Tel: +604 263 3628

Operation Hours:

Mon-Thur : 9am-7.30pm;
Fri & Sat, : 9am-10pm;
Sun : 9am-7.30pm

Click here for Map

[update 1/5/2016:Close Down] know now as Pretz and Beanz 

Coffee industry in Malaysia is picking up, as there are more and more of these stand alone outlets that offer different kinds of coffee to consumers. One of the latest brand which is Chilla Cup is growing fast around Klang Valley.

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Tried their outlet in Solaris area which I have passby a few times. Right before my road trip, decided to drop by for coffee.

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Design of the outlet are nice and simple with brick wall with sofa seating area.

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I must say that I am impress with the manner of the outlet manager not only that, as he found out that I am a blogger, Suprise.. besides that he is nice friendly and know what is the best offering in the outlet.

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Order came in with some of my friends that went to the outlet before, Chilla Cup Pretzels is a must try, order my classic flavour Cinnamon pretzel. It was prepare fresh, right from scratch that need to wait for 5-10 minutes, soft, and nice. I must say its good~ no wonder they love it.

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Fruit pancake was recommended and looks great at its presentation. Not long after that, the whole thing turn soggy pretty instant because of fruit was use that cause water generate down to the pancake, we only finish half of it.

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Latte large to start of with, it was rather dissappointed with the froth being in this version, not only that, it taste no comment.

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Mocha large was next, at least it taste slightly better and there are room for improvement. I only can comment that different barista will brew different quality out. They still need lots room of improvement to make a good cup of coffee.

Overall, it is not a cheap breakfast with paying nearly RM 40++ for 4 items. With the price being spent I could easily find other place that offer better food and coffee.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10 so so nia . . -stamped-

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

Location:
Chilla Cup Solaris Mont Kiara
No. 2, Ground Floor,
Jalan Solaris 3, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : +603 – 6204 9733

Few years back I have always wanted to go Jay Chou’s concert that I a nice feedback from my friend that they had a superb time at his concert. Then I got to know he is coming to Malaysia and I went to google about what’s Jay Chou The New Era 2011 World Tour is about. To my suprise the result that happen in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, the tickets for all shows were just snap up within couple of hours.

 Then I further read that, this time, its he to celebrate his decade in music industy and he is spending alot on stage and this time he is going 3-D and I think came into my mind was, movie 3-D wear 3-D glasses I know but concert 3-D means we have to wear glasses ah? well, just don care and posted on Twitter and Facebook who is interested to go with me, and asked my brother, he is in too, and some of my friends. We manage to purchase the ticket early Dec Last year when the ticket was launch as I know online ticketing will be jammed like Air Asia website on zero fair so asked my brother to purchase at Speedy outlet which just takes a while.

 The actual place I want to buy was Red L7 or L6 mana tau got snap up like hot cake and there written 5 star seatings so aim that area and they ended up getting U6 which I was little dissapointed on upper area as I know in concert have to be at lower tier to enjoy. Honestly, in the layout seating mention 5 star, it was totally the SUCKIEST location ever as we were blog by 2 story high speaker that block throughout 1/3 of the stage view that we cant really see the effect. There goes the recommended 5STAR . . . we were so blardy dissapointed!

 Went there early to see what is offering outside the stadium, mostly his merchandise and DVD world tour ..  Nothing special and even Jay Chou’s t-shirt is selling at Rm80 .. . My best friend Pak, me and my brother~

 Pak and Kelly came all the way from Penang for this concert. .

 This is how bare and all black looks like stage before the start of the performance. Damm… the rock zone sure is the ideal place to be in a concert but it was too expensive already for RM700++ a ticket to be in there.. . ..

 Then before the official event start, there are a few local artist was invited to perform and we have no idea who was it. cuz it our view was block . ..

 This is the first time I came to a concert, a really concert ambiance with so many neon lightss shinning in the stadium, like what we see in most of the concert at Hong Kong in the MTV. . .

I have always wanted to go Hennessy Artistry event and jealous to those bloggers who always went to this event. I was not so in luck previously as it clashes with my other event that prevent me from attending this but now, I celebrate with Big Bash which is the biggest event for Hennessy Artistry for the year 2010 with estimated 5k people will be partying hard (I am 1 of them).

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The usuals we will camwhore around whenever there is a chance.

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I just love the quote, Global Art of Mixing, that mix with local and international talents around to bring the house down. Not just only that, the alcohol they serve with alot of mixing certainly rockz!

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When we walked in, a few sections can be seen in this place and one that interest us the most is this area.

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Mixing with the music, definately I love to try but no available stalls are there. . .

It was on our day 3 of our trip and things that not to be miss is to try out Taiwanese Breakfast which we find it quite interesting. We have no idea of where to head for this kind of breakfast but the landlord told us one block away there is one famous Taiwan Breakfast that we have to get there early. Trying out Spicy Soyabean a kick for Taiwanese Breakfast As the que is crazy. Again, as usual we woke up late and delayed abit and walk to the place which is 5 minutes away from our home stay. One of the challenge I have when I was in Taiwan is that I just don know how to read Chinese as I can speak only. So please bare with me, with all the limited direction with all I can is providing map.

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This place is located at the exit No.5 of Shandao Temple station which is a very small mall with an entrance located at the side walk.  On the outlook, it looks like a dead area as it was still early in the morning 8.30am for weekend.

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After we climb one level up to this place, the voice of people chatting is getting so much louder and we were like Woah! so bloody Many ppl queing through the staircase. One of the suprise is that their operating time is so long from 5am – 9pm which is more than 12 hours per day.

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This is what we mean very packed! One thing that we are glad is that this place is clean ( most places of Taiwan is also clean I guess).

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This is one of the que from this end to another end which makes it like |_| .

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What we can do is just having fun and que with the rest of the people, Aim and attack for places to sit.

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They have very big open concept kitchen that effectively doing and fried all those very fast.

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The Yau Char Guai is the biggest I have come accross so far with at least 12inch long.

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They are not making Nan but one of the garlic bread in the oven.

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There are 5-6 people inside the counter doing seperate things together. Although it is a bit slow because of some human do not know how to calculate their sum or do not prepare the money out or did not see the menu while quieng that cause the whole long que.

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Do not fancy huge selection of menu as most of their food on the menu is their signature.

None of us can ever imagine that we received such a unique invites. . . No matter who you are, your reaction would be like us, either your jaw drop, scratch ur head with lots of question mark, or just stun for a few seconds to double confirm on the invites that we got. We could not believe ourself too, that we actually got invited to do a review in a 5 stay hospital which is Prince Court Medical Center which hidden one fantastic restaurant, Food Gelleria.

As for us, when we reach, we do not really know what is prepared for us, as our minset already got stuck Hospital + restaurant = patient food / healthy food. . . but to our suprise, it proves all of us wrong.

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For me, I would really rate it as a hidden gem which is situated directly a level under the lobby provide with a big special place.

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A simple setting was placed all over the restaurant to suit well lit up place.

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A cup that happens 4 years once had attracted every one from near and far to get together to watch this fantastic event yet most of the restaurant are taking this opportunity to promote their special menu for the season. . .

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Suprise us not, that this restaurant is not about serving patient food that gives misconception to alot of us, but this pack of pills are used as decorations that are filled with salt, pepper, curry powder and others.

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If you are a patient in this hospital, we were shown by the management how they prepare food for them, with many catagories and depends the dietitian prepare for you, and you can choose ala carte form to order your food, as I would say, being pampered while sick.

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Let’s get back to our normal menu and a special menu been created out specially for this big event, World Cup as most of the food creation are according to the countries name. One great thing about this restaurant is they change their menu every 3 months that doesnt let the customer eat the same thing again and again, what we eat now, definately will not get to eat anymore or in another words is limited edition menu. This menu will expire after the World Cup.

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