Archive for August, 2012
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With so many established multinational companies and universities in Cyberjaya, there are bound to be a lot of events and celebrations. And when it comes to birthday occassions, I bet most of you get the cakes from that cake chain shop (you know which) So if you are already bored of the usual offerings, there is an alternative now – Petite Patisserie located at the newly opened Shaftsbury Square.
Chocolate Dream – This delicious combination of rich chocolate mousse, chocolaty sponge and smooth praline mousse is set to melt in your mouth
Strawberry Delight – This light-as-air strawberry cake is filled with a sweet-tart strawberry mousse between layers of delicate vanilla sponge
Mango Madness – Bite into this fruity refreshing mango cake that is filled with silky smooth mango mousse between layers of vanilla sponge
Firstly, some introduction and background on Petite Patisserie. Frozen mousse cakes are their specialties and each and every cake sold here is imported from Singapore. Currently, the cakes come in three flavors: Mango Madness, Strawberry Delight and Chocolate Dream and are sold at RM49 each in its plain form, recommended for tea break or snacking purpose.
Sai Kong (or Sai Gong) is a restaurant that has had a long presence in Kepong. Janwa Thai aside, it is also one of the restaurants that we could always count on whenever we are unsure of where to eat.
Since we treat Sai Kong as a family restaurant for simple meals, we usually order the normal stuff and nothing too fancy. The fish head curry (Garoupa) here is one of my favorite dishes because the fish is always fresh and the curry flavor really suits my taste bud.
Coconut Milk Gravy Seafood in Claypot is a specialty at Sai Kong, recommended if you like fragrant and rich tasting food to go with white rice. This style of cooking can be ordered with crabs, prawns, squids or clams – whichever suits your preference. And of course they will be priced differently accordingly.
Steamed Patin – fresh because it was picked from the live fish tank but the amount of fat at the belly is a bit off-putting.
Food is aplenty in Kuala Terengganu but almost all the Chinese food stalls and restaurants are concentrated in Kampung Cina. If you are looking for ‘dai chao’ kind of restaurants then you could expect very few choices, as you could probably count the number single handedly. Golden Dragon restaurant is no doubt the busiest Chinese restaurant in town – popular with tourists (because they serve cold beer) and locals alike.
The menu is not as extensive as what you would find in other towns and most of the dishes available are prepared with home-style cooking. Since we were in a hurry we did not order a la carte and took the set dinner instead. There are a few set dinners available that differ in terms of price and dishes ranging from RM32 to RM60 that include three to five dishes. We were in a mood for seafood so we picked the set with fish and prawns @ RM60.
Teo-chew Style Steamed Garoupa – lightly seasoned with a mild sour taste. The fish is top fresh with firm and sweet flesh, thoroughly enjoyable albeit a little small in size.
Malaysia has the reputation of being one of the most magnificent countries in Asia. This holiday destination really does have the best of everything, offering travellers pristine beaches, secluded getaways, aromatic cuisines, phenomenal shopping districts and a historically rich culture – just to name a few. If you’re planning a holiday to this unforgettable location, take the time to experience these not to be missed destinations.
Penang is the cultural epicentre of the Malaysian society, scattered with religious shrines and century old temples. One of the best ways to experience all that Penang has to offer is by booking a guided temple tour. Visiting the temples of Penang is the main attraction, enhanced only further by the wisdom and knowledge of a local tour guide.
Possibly the most famous island of this country, Langkawi is said to be the gateway to an island paradise. While many travellers use Langkawi as a thoroughfare to the small surrounding islands, it provides a natural beauty like no other in the world. Five star resorts line the shores of Langkawi, with many providing “room service” on the lush sands of the beach. If you’ve never traveller to Langkawi, you’ll probably wonder why most of the palms trees are numbered. While it could be for conservation purposes, they’re actually designed as markers for delivering holidaymakers meals on the beach. There is no better way to enjoy a Malaysian sunset than on the shores of Langkawi.
Picture rolling mountain ranges, hillsides covered with tea plantations and the most amazing aromatic flavours in the world and you’ll be envisioning the Cameron Highlands. Located in the northern region of Malaysia, the Cameron Highlands are most commonly visited as a stop between a journey from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. The Cameron Highlands create a romantic setting, as the coastal shores transform into lush green hillsides before your very eyes.
Melaka is the capital city of Malacca, a state located just less than 2 hours driving time South of Kuala Lumpur. Located on the western coastline of Malaysia, the city of Melaka attracts thousands of visitors each year. While it may not be as well-known as Kuala Lumpur or Langkawi, Melaka shines with the untouched beauty of historical architecture. A historical port destination of the country, both the city and surrounding areas are must visit destinations for travellers. The pristine beach of Pulau Besar is just a short venture from the city centre, providing a perfect way to spend the day.
Located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves; one of the most popular tourist attractions throughout all of Malaysia. While the city of Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the best shopping precincts in the world, along with the infamous Petronas Twin Towers and the Royal Palace, there is no comparing the experience of touring the Batu Caves. Most commonly recognised for the enormous gold Hindu statue that stands at the base of the mountain, visitors will climb an incredible 272 steps to reach the entrance to the caves. This magnificent Hindu shrines sees more than 5000 visitors’ daily, with a combination of devout followers and eager tourists. If you’re going to visit one place in Malaysia, make it Kuala Lumpur.