Thursday, 30 June 2016

Adni Studio, KB City Point

Adni Studio KB

Adni Studio
KB City Point
Jalan Hilir Pasar
Kota Bharu

Adni Studio KB

It's a nice apartment for family. There are two beds; one bed in the room and another on the other side of the wall, near living room.

The kitchenette is equipped with mini bar, microwave, kettle, hot plate, toaster, ricer cooker and some utensils. There are also the little conveniences like tissue, dish soap and plastic bag. Bath towels, pray mats and drinking water are also provided.

Adni Studio KB

Adni Studio KB

Adni Studio KB

Adni Studio KB
Queen bed outside the room

Booking - easy. I made mine via

Rate - Fair. RM520 for 3D2N

Location - Very good. Within walking distance to Mural Palestine in Medan Ilmu, Kedai Kopi Din Tokyo, Pasar Siti Khadijah, etc.

Dining - NA but there are a couple of good eateries around the building

Service - Average. Easy check-in and check-out. No fuss.

Overall 3 <3<3<3 of 5

Although it is a good option for big group, I think it's more suitable for family and close friends of not more than 4 pax. There's only one bathroom so it can be quite tricky in the morning if you have too many people in the same apartment. And if you aren't close with your travel companions, you might feel shy about sharing the bathroom and access to the bedroom.

Masjid Beijing, Rantau Panjang

Masjid Beijing Rantau Panjang

Jalan Kampung Rantau Panjang
17200 Rantau Panjang

The official name of this mosque is Masjid Jubli Perak Sultan Ismail Petra. However, it is more popularly known as Masjid Beijing.

  It is right by the Pasir Mas - Rantau Panjang highway and you can easily find it using Waze or Google Map.

  The mosque is gorgeous! If you love architecture, be sure to visit. I saw some stalls near the mosque's front entrance. It's nice to see that this mosque is being utilised as more than just a place of worship.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Blvd House KL

Blvd House KL

Blvd House

Naza Tower, Platinum Park
Persiaran KLCC
50088 Kuala Lumpur

(+603) 2630 9999

Operating Hours
Sunday - Thursday : 1200 - 2300
Friday - Saturday : 1200 - 0100 

Blvd House KL

Blvd House KL

Taste - Delicious!
Price - Worth it.
Ambiance - Fine-dining-ish. Classy and cozy.

Overall 4 <3<3<3<3 of 5

Blvd House KL
Mussels & Clams Pot (RM35)

Blvd House KL
Smoked Duck & Peach Pizza (RM35)

Blvd House KL
Carbonara Fettuccini (RM35)

Blvd House KL
Cl. Cheese Blvd Beef Burger (RM65)

Blvd House KL
Infused Water (RM5)

Blvd House KL
Passion Fruit Tofu(!) Cheese Cake (RM20)

While the price may seem a bit expensive, I assure you that it's SO worth it. The food was delicious and service was excellent! Staff was very courteous and helpful. We came in without reservation but the nice hostess accommodated us anyway. We were first seated at low tables. Once a dining table was available, she invited us over. The food recommended was as delicious as promised.

  This place is perfect for a special dinner or lunch with friends and family. Parking available in the basement.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Doppio, Menara TH Kuala Lumpur

Doppio KL

Lot 3 Ground Floor Menara TH
Platinum Park
Persiaran KLCC
50450 Kuala Lumpur

(+603) 2856 2014

Operating Hours
0730- 2000 (Monday - Friday)
0800 - 1800 (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday)

Doppio KL

I will usually avoid KL. Especially KLCC area. Crazy traffic, expensive parking and just too far away from Damansara =p
However, a bunch of friends convinced me to meet up in KL, and very near KLCC. 

Welcome to Doppio!

A cozy place to have coffee and desserts with your friends. The friendly staff and owner also serve snacks and carry the La Juiceria juice brand. Check out the menu on their website here.

Doppio KL
Coffee from RM7

Doppio KL
Apple Pie

Doppio KL

Doppio KL
Créme Brulee (RM13)

One of my friends was so friendly and he got a free créme brulee. Really, even if the owner wasn't super nice I'd still recommend this place for hangout with girlfriends.

P.s. They have nice decor and spots for natural lighting =)

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Nut & Seed Brittle

Nutty Crunch
Nut & Seed Brittle

These brittles are known locally as almond crunch, florentine cookies, nutty crunch, bepang and several other names. Whatever you call them, they are favourite all year round. Making it is so easy, you should totally do it!


250g Bienetta/Florentine/Florenta flour 
300g - 400g mixed nuts
I used...
+ 100g almond flakes
+ 100g pumpkin seeds
+ 100g sunflower seeds

A sprinkle of black sesame (10g)


1) Bake nuts and seeds for 5 mins at 100°C. Mix well with Bienetta/Florentine/Florenta flour once cool. 

Nutty Crunch

2) Pour onto two lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle black sesame.

3) Bake at 160°C for 15 minutes. Rotate the tray after 10 minutes. Leave in over for about 2-5 mins to brown.
Nut & Seed Brittle

Nut & Seed Brittle

While making these yummy munchies isn't hard, packing it can be quite a challenge. So here are few tips to make your life easier.

i) Pour onto one lined cookie sheet if you want thicker brittle with more bite

ii) If it's your first time, halve the recipe and work with only one cookie sheet because you gotta be fast with this thing

iii) Cut immediately after taking the tray out from oven. Caution: HOT!

iv) Use the white baking paper to line your tray. The brown one can be a pain to work with

v) If you're using the brown one, fret not! After cutting, take the whole sheet to cool for a few seconds and turn the thing upside down onto a clean tray or flat surface. Peel the baking paper carefully. Less breaking this way.

Happy baking and munching!

Friday, 17 June 2016

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm, Kea Farm

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm & Cafe
Kea Farm

(+6019) 575 3867

Operating Hours
0830 - 1800 daily

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm is about 5-minute walk from the Copthorne Hotel. Look for a small hill by the main road near Kea Farm Market.

 It offers strawberry picking and souvenirs but many visit for their dessert. 

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm
Strawberry-based souvenirs like 'sambal' & jam

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm
Order Counter (Self-service)


- Tea & Scones (RM16)
- Waffle (RM7)
- Strawberry Cake (RM5)
- Strawberry Cheese Cake (RM7)
- Strawberry Yogurt Cheese Cake (RM7)
- Strawberry Milkshake (RM6)
- Strawberry Juice (RM7)
- Strawberry Float (RM7)
- Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream (RM7)
- Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Chocolate (RM8)

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm
Souvenir Shop

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm
Tea & Scones

Things get cold fast here. It's a shame because the waffle and scones are delicious when they are warm.

Raaju's Hill Strawberry Farm
View from Cafe

Big Red Strawberry Farm, Brinchang

Big Red Strawberry Farm

Big Red Strawberry Farm

Operating Hours
0800 - 1800 daily

The Big Red Strawberry Farm is a popular tourist spot in Cameron Highland. Getting here can be a  bit tricky on weekends due to traffic diversion. It is near the Star Regency, somewhere 'behind' the Brinchang Night Market. Refer to Google Map for alternative route in case of diversion.

Big Red Strawberry Farm

Like many other farms here, they sell fresh vegetable, potted plants and offer strawberry picking. 

Big Red Strawberry Farm

Big Red Strawberry Farm

The main attraction here however is their cafe. Check out the line. 

Big Red Strawberry Farm
LOOONGGGG Queue, spilling to the washrooms
The crowd was there for strawberry snacks like sundae, milkshake, ice cream, juice and other treats such as tea, scone and tarts. Avoid lunch and tea time on weekend if you want a table at the cafe.

Big Red Strawberry Farm Brinchang
Pond near cacti shop

Big Red Strawberry Farm Brinchang

There are shops selling food, clothes, keychain and other souvenirs near the entry to the farm. There's even a small arcade for the kids.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Agrotechnology Park in MARDI, Cameron Highland

Taman Agroteknologi MARDI
Cameron Highland
Jalan Dayang Endah, Tanah Rata
39007 Cameron Highland
Pahang Darul Makmur

Operating Hours
Tuesday - Sunday & Public Holidays : 0800 - 1700 
(Tuesday - Thursday break at 1300 - 1400 
Friday break at 1230 - 1430)

Entrance Fee
Adult - RM3.00
Students & Senior Citizen- RM1.50

Agrotechonoly Park in MARDI Cameron Highland

Agrotech Park MARDI
Main Entrance

The MARDI Agrotechnology Park in Tanah Rata is surprisingly popular with local tourists. It is next to a school and you can easily find it using Waze.

What can you do here?

A lot. Like, play Name the Flowers.

Agrotech Park in MARDI,, Cameron Highland
Gorgeous hanging flowers

Agrotech Park in MARDI, Cameron Highland
Pitcher Plant a.k.a. Monkey Cup

Agrotech Park in MARDI Cameron Highland

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland
Wild Orchid Collection - closed during my visit

Kids love this area...

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland
A playground in between tea factory and animal cages

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland
Tea Factory

There are rabbits and colourful birds and next to the rabbit cage is the Rose Garden.
Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland
Pretty birdiessss

Climb up a small hill to the look-out tower for an okay-ish view. The stairs go through bushy trees that make a nice setting for magical photos.

Once you're done exploring and taking pics, you can also buy some potted plants at very reasonable price.

Agrotech Park in MARDI Cameron Highland

Agrotech Park in MARDI Cameron Highland

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland
Flowers and Chili
...or stop by their shop to grab variety of goods like tea, ice cream, fresh vegetable and cold drinks. Their strawberry ice confection is popular with the visitors.

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland

If you love flowers, enjoy these pictures. Check out my VSCO journal for more flower pics :)

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland

Agrotech Park MARDI Cameron Highland

Expect to spend at least 2 hours here. Longer if you have kids. No fear, you can buy food and there are toilets and prayer rooms in the park.