Thursday, 31 May 2012

Pantai Kemang @ Port Dickson

Our kids haven't been to any beach before.  After we check-in our room and unload our luggages, we decided to bring them to the beach for a walk.  We drive all the way out to Pantai Kemang, where it has lots of souvenir stalls all along the beach.

It's 4.30pm, the sun is still hanging high up to the sky.

The shadows of my kids at the beach
The beach has a public washroom which charging RM1 per person.  You can take a shower and change your clothes after having fun at the beach.

We saw some monkeys playing.

Tricycle for rent

It's an empty place where can have a tri-cycle ride and poney ride.

After an hour's time at the beach, we need to feed ourselves.  Just a few minutes drive, we found this Top Seafood Restaurant at the roadside.  It's a corner shop of a row of shoplots.  We decided to give it a try.

Dinner at Restoran Top Seafood 鱼虾蟹海鲜楼

They have a double swing at the corner of the restaurant

Sweet & Sour pork 咕噜肉
The pork is ok but we prefer a crunchy one.  Maybe because we request to have a non-spicy version, so the sauce is more to sour taste.

Dry butter prawns 干奶油虾
Thumbs up to the crunchiness of the prawns!  The prawns are fresh enough but the portion is too small.

Fried vege 清炒菜胆

Sizzling oyster omelet 铁板蚝煎
The omelet has to consume together with the veges, if not, just taste salty only.  Nothing fanciful.

We have six rice and a pot of chinese tea and the total comes to RM60+.  Quite reasonable.

Restoran Top Seafood
No. 1, Taman Bunga Kertas,
Batu 9, Port Dickson
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Getaway @ Tiara Beach Resort, Port Dickson

It's school holidays~  I bought an accommodation's voucher at Tiara Beach Resort last year and arrange our first family trip to Port Dickson this year.  This is our kids' first time outing to the seaside, wish to let them get close to the nature and give them a chance to see the 'SEA'.

From Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson, it takes about an hour's time,  quite close actually.  Suitable for kids because they can't sit still inside the car for too long.  We check in our room as soon as we reach Port Dickson.

This is our room, comes with a bunk bed, a wardrobe and a dressing table with mirror.

Two queen size beds with TV, TV cabinet and wooden chairs with table.

They have a pantry area inside the room too, comes with a mini fridge.

The washroom comes with a hot shower.
The room itself can accommodate 7 peoples.  It has an air-conditioner and two ceiling fans.  Since this is a private unit which does not belong to the Tiara Beach Resort, so we have to do all the cleanliness by ourselves.  Moreover, remember to bring your own toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, toilet paper and other necessary things.

A friendly reminder, never left food in the room as the ants are easily attracted by the smells.  Throw away the rubbish as soon as possible.

The facilities all around the resort:-

The Water Park of Tiara Beach Resort

With beach front

The kids' water park

The Beach Front Cafe 
I hope the resort aware of the cleanliness of this cafe because the counter is full of ants wandering around.  Furthermore, the food is cold esp. the nasi lemak.  The nasi lemak is packed in a microwave reheatable container but the cafe does not provide microwave oven to heat up the rice.  It is so bad for us to have a cold rice in the morning. :-(

The map of the resort

It's the receptions of the resort combine with souvenir shop and cafe

Bikes for rent

The Games Room
Water Park's Ticket Counter

Price List of the Water Park

The Pavilion Walk

Foods served here

The resort is well organised and full of lots of activities, just a bit pricey if dining here.

Tiara Beach Resort
Sales & Marketing Department
No. 1, PD Tiara, Batu 13,
Jalan Pantai, Pasir Panjang,
71250 Port Dickson
Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia.

Tel: 606-6628888

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Bento shopping @ Tokutokuya, IPC

As a mother, we always scratching head of what to cook in order to make our kids eat more and eat healthier. I'm not a good cook, so the alternative way is make their meal more attractive.  Earlier of this year, i learn from a friend of making bento.  I'm not a creative person.  So, i need to look for some cute bento accessories.  Recently, i found a newly open 100 yen shop open in Ikano.  Their bento stuffs are more varieties compare to Daiso.  Let's take a photo tour of the shop.

The shop

Japanese bento boxes at the entrance.

Disney theme

Disney bento boxes

Hello Kitty zip lock bag
The Cars aluminium foil

Disney characters' aluminium foil

All sorts of cute picks and bento stuffs.

Bento accessories

More bento accessories
Colorful cutleries

Chopsticks in box

Lunch boxes

Lots of lunch boxes
Most items are selling at RM4.90 each but some may cost higher depends on the design.  So, please double check the price tag.  For those who bought RM50 and above in a single receipt, you are entitled to apply for their free membership.  Accumulate points in your future purchase and the points can be use to redeem some of their stuffs.

IPC Shopping Centre
S3C, 2nd Floor,
No.2, Jalan PJU 7/2,
Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Yi Yan Restaurant 粥意恩 @ Menjalara

Yi Yan Restaurant is mainly in porridge, besides that, they have noodles and some other side dishes as well. It's a good place for those who wish to have some light meal in the afternoon.

The menu

Pork porridge 猪杂粥
The smooth porridge with some crunchy intestines, my husband's favorite.

Loh Yee Mee 卤伊面
The thick soup with lots of veges and crunchy anchovies + some fish balls, i like to have this with their sambal belacan.

Dry Curry Chicken Pan Mee 干咖喱鸡板面
The curry chicken is very fragrant and not too spicy, like their pan mee which serves in al dante version.  My first time ordering this and i love it.  Yummy~

For those who wish to have some side dishes, they have fried dumplings, fried chicken wings, fish cakes and etc.

Yi Yan Restaurant 粥意恩
No. 9, Jalan Medan Putra 1,
Medan Putra Business Centre,
Bandar Menjalara, Kepong,
52200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 017-6836566

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Pork Noodle 猪肉粉 @ Bandar Menjalara

Husband likes pork noodle, and he always visit this shop for his breakfast.  I'm not a fans of pork noodle but their soup is so rich and taste much much better than most of the others.

The shop's name: 猪肉粉
The busy cooking area, i'm not sure what time they start operating but i'm sure you can have your breakfast here as early as 7.30am till late afternoon.  They close before evening.

Pork Noodle (Mian Sian)

Pork Noodle (Rice noodle + hor fun)
Both bowls of noodle come with pork lard, pork slices, minced pork in patties shape, liver and some veges.  Their soup is rich, having a bowl of this soup in the early morning is a good kick start for me.  Husband always finish the whole bowl of noodle including the soup.  The minced pork is soft and well marinated.  Some of the customers will request extra pork lard.  

They do offer some other pig's intestine, bitter gourd with extra charges.

Pork Noodle 猪肉粉
No. 16, Jalan Medan Putra 3,
Bandar Menjalara, Kepong,
52200 Kuala Lumpur.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Reminisce 旧相好 @ Mid Valley Megamall

Reminisce (旧相好)is a newly open cafe at Mid Valley Megamall servings non-halal best local street food.  Reminisce, which means to recollect or tell of past experiences or events but if refer to the chinese name, it's talking about the good old buddies/lover.  They have a quote, do you still remember your reminisce (你还记得你的旧相好吗?)

The interior

Do you still remember those cards?

Dragon balls with Kung Fu Panda 七龙珠与功夫熊猫 @ RM7.90
An attractive name, issn't it?  I like the presentation.  Actually, the dragon balls are soya jelly on stick whereby the Kung Fu Panda is soya drink with cincau.

Yong Chow Fried Rice 杨州是但炒饭 @ RM9.50
The fried rice comes with some prawns, char siew and long beans.  Caution! It's hot~

XO Fried Rice with Chicken Wing 炸鸡翼XO炒饭 @ RM11.90
A very crispy chicken wing and a bit spicy fried rice, yummy~

Creamy Butter Chicken Egg Noodle 奶油鸡球捞生面 @ RM12.50
A yummy creamy butter sauce with tender egg noodle, a new combination for me and it taste good.  Just if the chicken can be more crunchy instead of hard,  this will becomes a good dish.

Cantonese Style Ying Yong 地档滑蛋鸳鸯 @ RM11.90
Crunchy fried rice noodle with tender kuey teow, it's not an ordinary Cantonese Style Ying Yong.  Must try~

Some of our childhood snacks for sale at the counter too.  ^o^

The cafe has prepared some magazines, comic books, card games and etc for the customers.  A very good place for a group of friends, family, couples or an individual.

For those who wish to dine here, please prepare cash as they are not accepting credit card.  But you can flash your Citibank credit card to enjoy 20% discount on weekday.

Lot G(E)-019, Ground External Floor,
Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-22018168

Operating Hours:  Mon - Sun: 10am - 11pm