Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Yes, so much food post lately and here's one more! Hehe.. with an exception that there will be many of me too! Just because this is my birthday dinner. Hehe.. so bear with me but I hope yous till enjoy my food post about my dinner at Li Damansara. *wink*

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Finally, Swanicoco is here in Malaysia and I'm fortunate enough to witness the launching of this leading cosmetic brand from South Korea! You might ask, what's the big deal since there's already many Korean brands which are already making waves in the beauty industry? Well, if you do not know, unlike most of the beauty brands, Swanicoco uses natural bio ingredients in replacement of artificial chemical ingredients!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Just because I can't commit to long holidays oversea, it has encouraged me to explore around my homeland instead! For my short birthday getaway, I have choosen the historical land of Melaka! There is actually a long list of foodie place that is available to visit and most of them offers unique food and environment which is less likely to be available in Kuala Lumpur.

Forget about the conventional Chicken Rice Ball. Most people said that it's just meh.. Check these out instead!

// The Daily Fix //

I have actually planned for an early trip to Melaka to make the best out of it but I just could not drag myself off bed on time due to tiredness. Zzz~ It was around lunch time when I arrived at Melaka and then it hit me hard when I saw the traffic on the way to Jonker Street and the swamp of people! It was a Monday but it was a SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Dang! This means prepare to face the crowd (something I wanted to skip so badly). *sigh* The weather was exceptionally hot and the place crowded, makes me feeling a little tensed but let's just make the best out of it!

// Pandan Pancake + Long Black //

The Daily Fix

Since Melaka is crowded, I thought most local foods will be filled with crowds and I tried my luck at this also very recommended cafe in Melaka, The Daily Fix. It was not easy to find as there was no signboard and the cafe was situated inside a souvenir shop

I had their signature and much raved about Pandan Pancake. I like the local twist to the pancake with stuffed a blend of gula melaka and santan grind with just a tint of pandan flavour on the pancake dough. The long black on the other hand was not good as it tasted a little out of the ordinary.

Address: No.55, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +6013 667 1178
Hours: Monday to Sunday

// Taste Better Durian Puff // 

Taste Better

Durian is the live of Malaysians! This King of fruits is a heavenly rich creamy fruit that smells like heaven to us Malaysian but might smell horrible to foreigners. If you're a foreigner, I would advice you to take a first bite and enjoy this custard like fruit before judging it from it's smell.

There could not be a better paired dessert than cream puffs! A blend of custard and also creamy rich durian filling in a cream puff is just like a heaven made match! Taste Better advice their customers to consume their signature Durian Cream Puff in just in one bite! As you break it apart with a bite in your mouth, the rich Durian custard just oozes into your mouth, giving you the smooth omph!

One bite is never enough, you'll want another right after! ^^  No other puffs can compete with Taste Better's recipe made to perfection. Make sure to buy some home too! 

Address: 106, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +6012-862 6575
Hours: Monday to Sunday

 // Melaka River Stroll //

 // Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup //

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup

Another local unique steamboat experience brought to you by the folks of Melaka. The original Satay Celup is only available in Melaka. 'Celup' means to dip and this Melaka style lok lok (original Chinese steamboat name which means to dip) makes it unique by dipping into the spicy peanut Satay (Malaysia style Bbq meat skewered sticks) sauce. There are many different type of vegetables and meat on sticks for you to choose from according to your preference.

The restaurant old sign board on the right is the original first shop which I went on my visit while the one on the right is actually a new branch out.

// Food Sticks //

 // Spicy Satay Gravy Steambaot //

Address: 45-E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +6012-651 5322
Hours: 3.30pm - 12.30am Monday - Sunday
Website: -

// Klebang Original Coconut Shake Dine-In //

Klebang Original Coconut Shake

I've always heard about this Klebang Original Coconut Shake from Melaka but have never really tried it, not even other imitation ones all around. I don't know about the rest, but this is definitely a devil's indulgence! It's like the most unhealthy but yummiest dessert you can't say no to! Especially under the crazy hot weather in Melaka.

The shake consist of Coconut water, old coconut flesh (grinned), ice cubes and sugar water I assume. For the special version, a scoop of Vanilla ice-cream is added. My advice would be to go for the Klebang Coconut Shake Special! It's really goooood! I really enjoy the grinned coconut flesh bits in the shake. Visitors are a plenty. Therefore, they have one small stall by the road side for take-aways and also a bigger place inside for dine-ins. Totally recommended because it's really yumms!

// The Klebang Original Coconut Shake! //

Address: 5, 75200 Klebang, Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +6013-399 4061
Hours: 11.00am - 6.30pm Saturday - Thursday; 2.00pm - 6.30pm Saturday - Thursday

There are still many more worth while places I would recommend. Check out the list below!

// Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih - Google Photos //

Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih

This is a hidden treasure indeed! Kuih, which are traditional asian snack cakes which we usually consume during teatime. Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih produces a large variety or selection of kueh with traditional taste which has very much lost in the conventional kueh market. The place might be a tad bit hard to locate, so it's advised to use your waze to locate it!

Address: 72, Lorong Tengkera Pantai 2c, Kampung Tengkera Pantai Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +6019-666 2907
Hours: 10.30am - 3.00pm Friday - Wednesday

// The Huskitory - Google Photos //

The Huskitory

Huskitory is actually a pet store with a little cafe corner but it is now more well-known as a husky cafe where you get to indulge in Nepresso coffee, mille crepe at the company of mischievous huskies. There will be adult huskies and puppies let to roam around the cafe from time to time but they do have outdoor sessions set at 3.00pm and 6.00pm individually if the weather is good. 

Address: 27, Jalan Taman Asean, Taman Asean,75250 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +606-3342 602
Hours: 12.30pm - 10.30pm Tuesday - Sunday

// Heng Hong Tin Kee - Google Photos //

Heng Hong Tin Kee

This restaurant serves local Hainanese dishes but it is very well known for one, which is the Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup said to be priced at RM16/bowl. Another dish you could try is the Hailam noodles. The place is family oriented and some patrons did mention price is slightly steep.

Address: 62, Jalan Tengkera,75200, Melaka (Next to Hotel Tengkera)
Tel: +606-282 2172
Hours: 12.00pm - 10.30pm Thursday - Tuesday

// Donald & Lily Nyonya Food - Google Photos //

Donald & Lily Nyonya Food

Donald and Lily has been the first name which rings a bell whenever some one ask for some good nyonya street food in Melaka. They are well known for Nyonya Laksa which is Asam Laksa with a combination of Nyonya flavour, Mee Siam, and Cendol.

Address: No. 16 Ground Floor Taman Kota Shah Bandar 75200, Jln KSB 1, Malacca, Malaysia
Tel: +6012-292 3157
Hours: 9.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday - Thursday

// Pin Pin Hiong - Google Photos //

Pin Pin Hiong

A restaurant which has been around for a very long time, it brings nostalgic taste to the food. Serving could be slow but most said that the wait is worth it. The place is crowded most of the time and menu selling out fast. Must try here is the Mee Suah / Wheat Noodle and also the Fried Oyster Omelette. Be early to avoid disappointment!

Address: No. 16 Ground Floor Taman Kota Shah Bandar 75200, Jln KSB 1, Malacca, Malaysia
Tel: -
Hours: 7.30am - 2.00pm Monday - Saturday
Website: -

Poh Piah Lwee

The almost perfect pohpiah with pork lard which are only found in Melaka. Highly rated for it's balance of crunchy and fresh sweetness in the pohpiah itself. Other dishes which are highly recommended here is the Nyonya DumplingMinced Meat & Mushroom Noodle, and the Nyonya Laksa.

Address: 14, Jalan Kubu, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +606-282 7175
Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Wednesday - Sunday

The eat list for Melaka trip is pretty much complete now! If you think there's some really good food which I have missed out, do let me know and I'll add in to the list! 

Check out my Melaka FoursquareGuide here: !

Saturday, 15 July 2017

So this is the last wrap up post for my trip to Osaka + Kyoto! I've compiled about all sorts of food which you can get in Osaka according to your budget. So let's browse through and I hope it helps with your trip! ^^ 

This is going to be a super looong post! So bear with me! Links for more info is at the end of the destination paragraph.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Kinkaku-ji Temple of the Golden Pavilion

I've finally successfully arrived at Kinkaku-ji, Temple of the Golden Pavilion! If you need some tips on how to arrive here from Arashiyama, please refer to my previous blog post here. One of the reason which makes me fall head over heels with Kyoto is the richness of Japanese history which can be seen all around. 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest 

Yes, after Tenryu-Ji Temple, I'm continuing my journey to the mesmerizing Arashiyama Bamboo Forest with one of the entrance just slightly up north from Tenryu-Ji Temple. All the attractions are just within walking distance and with the chilling weather, you won't even sweat! Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is definitely a must visit tourist attraction. The local school kids would visit with friends, the love birds would take their wedding shots here and the foreign tourist like me will just be awed by this beautiful bamboo forest. 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

 // Tenryu-Ji Temple 天龍寺 // 

Back to sharing about my Japan trip! My stay was at Osaka all the time but since Kyoto was really near, just a train ride away, (everything seems to be so convenient in Japan!) I planned for a day trip there. First thing first, to the Arashiyama District because the Bamboo Forest there is just so mesmerizing!