Thursday, 8 June 2017

De' Chiengmai, Kg. Melayu Sg. Buloh

De' Chiengmai
Jalan Kampung Melayu
47000 Sungai Buloh 
Selangor Darul Ehsan

(603) 6156 3225

This is a Thai seafood restaurant but they also serve some chicken and such. The restaurant have ample parking space and used to be a popular venue for wedding reception. 

When I arrived, it looked deserted. But actually there were several patrons already inside. The main restaurant is the building on the left. Just try the door even if they appear to be closed. Seriously.

De' Chiengmai Kg Melayu
Pandan-wrapped Chicken (RM3/piece)

De' Chiengmai Kg. Melayu
Tempura Squid (RM18)

De' Chiengmai Kg. Melayu
Chicken Tom Yam M (RM35)

De' Chiengmai Kg Melayu
Tempura Prawn (RM18)

De' Chiengmai Kg. Melayu
Kailan with Salted Fish (RM8)

De' Chiengmai Kg. Melayu
Steamed Siakap (RM50)

Taste - Average
Price - Expensive
Ambiance - Inside: old fashion coffee house, outside: wooden Thai traditional building

De' Chiengmai Kg. Melayu

De' Chiengmai Kg Melayu



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Restoran Siriwan, Bayan Lepas

Siriwan Thai Seafood Restaurant
1-1- 31 & 32 Krystal Point 2
Jalan Tun Dr. Awang
11900 Bayan Lepas
Pulau Pinang

Hours
1130 - 2200 daily

If you're looking for a decent place to bring your guest in Penang, try Siriwan Thai Seafood Restaurant in Krystal Point, Bayan Lepas. Or maybe you're staying in the Krystal Point hotel, make sure you try this place. It's a bit expensive but like I always said, when the food is delicious, expensive becomes worth it!

Restoran Siriwan Bayan Lepas
Tom Kha Gai- recommended!
My favourite, aside from the butter prawn is their tom kha gai. It's creamy version of tom yam. So sedap omg.


Siriwan Thai Seafood Bayan Lepas
Butter Prawn - recommended!


Siriwan Thai Seafood Restaurant Bayan Lepas
Kangkung Belacan

Siriwan Thai Seafood Restaurant Bayan Lepas
Tap Tim Krob

Taste
DELICIOUS!

Price
Fair because so sedap. RM80.20 for 2 pax
We had rice, iced lemon tea and longan in addition to those in pics above

Ambiance
Air-conditioned, traditional wooden Thai building design

It is not your typical hyped-up Penang food but if you ever feel like having something Thai in Penang, remember Siriwan Thai Seafood in Bayan Lepas!


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Kek Lok Si All Lighted Up

Kek Lok Si
Tingkat Lembah Ria 1
11500 Ayer Itam
Pulau Pinang

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

I'm sure many of you already visited Kek Lok Si temple. It is after all one of the must-visit attraction in Penang the tourist island. But did you know that once a year during certain weeks around Chinese New Year, the whole place will be lighted up and visitors will flock there to take photos?

  Just Google 'Kek Lok Si Display of Lights' to find out the next date and plan your visit! I visited on a weekend (I think) and while there were many people, it wasn't packed. You can still take photos (and pray) without someone else shoving you.

  Go in the early evening so you will have time to explore the ground before sunset. The Guanyin statue is located on the hill above the pagoda, you can get there using the cable car for a minimal fee. I didn't have enough time to visit the hillside.

Kek Lok Si

There is a charge of RM2 (I think) imposed to access the area with bell and 10,000 Buddhas pagoda. Make sure you climb up the pagoda and check out the scenery. I was there for sunset and it was breathtaking! My acrophobia acted out a bit while walking around the outer corridor on the top floor >.<" 

  But the view was serious cantik, I went live on IG: @whitelambchop to share with my followers

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si

Getting here is probably easiest using public bus. You can drive but be prepared to brave some traffic congestion.



Friday, 3 March 2017

Akar Beach Resort, Port Dickson

Akar Beach Resort PD

Akar Beach Resort Port Dickson
Batu 9 Jalan Pantai Teluk Kemang
71050 Port Dickson 
Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus


I stayed here in early February with my family. We booked 2 rooms, both with balcony facing the swimming pool.

 Booking
My aunt helped to book directly with the hotel because she was staying there the previous week but you guys can book online

Location
Good, walking distance to beach. Horrible, cramped parking space though

Rate
Affordable

Dining
Breakfast included in room rates. Decent selection.
We also had dinner here (different charge), decent taste even if we had to wait quite long.

Service
Good. Dinner at coffee house was a bit slow though. Owner said because they cook fresh.

Overall 3 <3<3<3 of 5 

Akar Beach Resort PD

Akar Beach Resort PD

Akar Beach Resort PD
Super Deluxe Triple Room

Akar Beach Resort PD

Akar Beach Resort PD

Akar Beach Resort PD

Akar Beach Resort PD
Large Balcony

Akar Beach Resort PD
Seaview

Akar Beach Resort PD
BBQ Area

Akar Beach Resort is suitable for family with young children. Great place for extended family reunion or company family day. Therefore, it is a nightmare for couples and family with grown kids. If you're looking for a quiet place to relax, lounging by the pool, or suntanning on the beach, avoid this place on weekend and school holiday.

  My mom had headache throughout our stay because there was a family gathering or something when we were staying. The pool was full of vigorous and joyful kids and the room wasn't sound proofed :)

  Parking was another nightmare. We had to park in the alley beside the building and some other guests were just sucky driver who have no respect for other people's car. 

  The beach nearby is a public beach. There is a public carpark between the hotel and beach. A stern security guard will stop non-guests from entering the hotel ground. There are vendors selling burger and drinks near the hotel gate so you can tarpao something to have on the beach.

Akar Beach Resort PD
Public Carpark
Akar Beach Resort PD
Public Beach
Short rant:
The beach was littered with rubbish. You can see in below pic. Seriously people, TAKE HOME YOUR TRASH!
Akar Beach Resort PD
Public Beach

Akar Beach Resort PD
Coffee House
So that's what the coffee house look like. A bit cramped la for breakfast especially if there are inconsiderate guests taking up space. I don't know, maybe it was just my luck that some real selfish/inconsiderate people were staying while I was there. Anyway, below are what we had for dinner so don't expect to see them at breakfast :D

Akar Beach Resort PD

Akar Beach Resort PD

Akar Beach Resort PD



Thursday, 2 March 2017

Marlons+Co.

Marlons+Co.

Marlons+Co.
51 Jalan Raja Uda
Pusat Perniagaan Raja Uda
12300 Butterworth
Penang

(+604) 313 7317

Hours
0900 - 0000 daily


To end our roadtrip, Dr. D took us here for cakes. I was pretty tired after the long day; so after choosing my drinks, I let the guys decide on desserts.

Marlons+Co. offers not only interesting cakes and pastries, but also a small variety of main dishes and snacks. However, do note that they serve pork. Some of their cakes may contain alcohol, feel free to ask the friendly crew.

Marlons+Co.
My chocolate blended <3<3<3<3

Marlons+Co.

Marlons+Co.
Blueberry Cheesecake with Rosemary- a bit weird but quite nice <3<3<3

Marlons+Co.
Cronut! Pretty good <3<3<3

Taste - Average but they get points for innovation
Price - Average. Typical cafe
Ambiance - Industrial-style, with container wall etc. Not too cozy but the staff are friendly.