Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Quick Bites - Bad Ass Coffee @ Tropicana City Mall Petaling Jaya

It's Friday! Yay .... and another post for Friday Quick Bites series. This time it's from my very own backyard mall again, Tropicana City Mall :o). It's simply so convenient for me to pop over whenever I want a quick meal (or even a movie plus some grocery shopping). Anyway, I found something that I absolutely like going back for, time and time again. While people might go to Bad Ass Coffee for their coffee, I'm usually there to grab a hearty lunch/dinner - ordering my fave set meal - Hawaiian Burger. At RM16.90 a set, it comes with your choice of coffee/apple or orange juice and a REALLY big donut. It's a big meal and unless one is very hungry, two can share a set actually. If there's three of you, order two sets then (that's what the 3 of us did and we still couldn't finish the donut as we were really full).

Pics taken with Sony Ericsson W995

Glorious Jade's Tea
As there were three of us, Glorious Jade ordered an additional drink - Moroccan Mint this time round (RM10) which she said was lovely...

Selection of tea
Apart from their range of coffees, they have 9 tea variants for one to choose from. This is a shot of the cute tiny colourful tea boxes on display at the counter.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pasar Ramadan @ Section 14, Petaling Jaya

I had followed Wan to Section 14's Pasar Ramadan the other day as I wanted to sink my teeth into some of the delicious goodies there and also wanted to drop by Soraya & Ariff's Kokopelli stall.  I was hoping that the rain would stay away that day and I got more than what I had hoped for ... it was scorching hot and I was glad when the clouds would occasionally get into the way of the sun.  The vendors, shielded by the canopy tops had their space intruded when customers themselves hid under the tops for some temporary relief.  It was hard to take photos as the lighting was harsh, so when I adjusted the controls, the photos turned out darker than I expected.  Sigh...anyway, check out Sec 14 Pasar Ramadan's scene ...

Kokopelli Stall
Kokopelli Stall ... Fried Kway Teow and Hokkien Mee at RM4! Also selling Pasta Marinara and Seafood Aglio Olio

Tepong Pelita
Tepung Pelita - I bought two for RM1.  Unfortunately, they spilt over in the plastic bag and I manage to eat a bite of it.  I love the creamy santan (coconut milk), sweet and salty.  Lovely!

What a big dish of chicken!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Weekend View

I wish I was back in San Francisco again .... enjoying such views of the Golden Gate Bridge. I'm missing it :o(

Light At The End Of The Tunnel
I wish I could ... take a drive for a scenic view

I wish I could ... sail away on to the horizon

Golden Gate Bridge
I wish I could ...see such beautiful swirling clouds again

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How To Eat Nasi Lemak @ Nasi Lemak Famous, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

This was a while back when I followed Jason to Bangsar where we ate at Nasi Lemak Famous.  I was amused when he went through the process of getting ourselves a plate of this yummy delight as we joined the queue in the open air while he was talking, I was taking photographs! :o)

Queue up and pick your dishes
Join the line and pick your side dishes...

Fried Chicken
Oh! You must have the fried's good stuff!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Durian Divine Ice Cream from New Zealand Natural

New Zealand Natural Durian Divine Launch
Having been invited to launches now and then, I was delighted to receive one from New Zealand Natural to attend the launch of the first premium Durian ice cream in Malaysia ... Durian Divine.  I love ice cream and attending such a launch? Woo Hoo! I love ice cream  Oops! I said that already...

Durian Divine
Made with fresh D24 durian flesh blended with its international best-selling Vanilla Classic ice-cream, the creamy Durian Divine definitely lives up to its name; truly divine and bursting with flavour of the "King Of Fruits"

Durian Divine Sundae
In conjunction with the launch of Durian Divine, New Zealand Natural has created an exclusive Durian Divine Sundae - two scoops of Durian Divine ice cream, served with a range of premium toppings.  It is only available throughout the month of August at RM16.90.

I have always enjoyed New Zealand Natural ice creams as they are not too sweet but spot on for me. With Durian Divine added to the current 25 flavour line up, we can now enjoy Durian Divine (and all the other flavours too) Take Home Packs at 30% off every 30th of the month.  An additional goodie that one can have for breaking fast during this Ramadan month?

New Zealand Natural can be found at Ikano Power Centre, Bangsar village, Suria KLCC, KL Convention Centre, the Curve, AEON Bukit Tinggi, Centro Klang, Sunway Pyramid, The Waterfront at Desa Parkcity and up north in Penang at Queensbay Mall and Sunway Carnival.  Check out New Zealand Natural's website for more info.

The weekend's coming, have a divine one!
"Selamat Bersahur, Berpuasa  & Berbuka"

Sunday, August 08, 2010

"Legendary" Dry Fried Chicken Wings @ San Tung, San Francisco

We had to...we just had to. We had to taste the "legendary" dry fried chicken wings at San Tung Chinese Restaurant. It seems like everyone one else had to too!

San Tung Chinese Restaurant
Patient customers waiting for tables outside San Tung Chinese Restaurant ...

Shrimp & Leek Dumplings
Before we wax lyrically on poultry, it's been said that the shrimp & leek dumplings (USD6.50 for 12 small dumplings) are good here too ... The ground shrimp and Chinese chives gave more flavour as compared to those that comes with a whole shrimp to my opinion. It was pretty good and I definitely enjoyed this better than the ...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Travel News - Plaza Premium Lounge, KLIA

I had the privilege to drop by the newly upgraded Plaza Premium Lounge in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and toured the place.  It's the world's first "Pay-In Lounge" where all travelers, irrespective of airlines or travel class can enjoy the luxury experience of a business-class traveler. It was only then I found out that Plaza Premium Lounge operates at more than 40 locations in 12 international airports - Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto and Vancouver! Operating 24/7, this airport lounge network which is located on the Mezzanine Floor at the Satellite Building was the first to achieve the ISO 9001:2000 certification.  There is also another lounge at the Public Concourse at the Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) where one can definitely escape from the maddening crowd.

Plaza Premium Lounge
The upgraded Plaza Premium Lounge and the service team (who happened to be in private room area for a meeting - this is also the room where businessmen/executives can conduct formal/informal business meetings.  VVIP/celebrities would usually be in this room when they are in the lounge).

There are two lounge areas, one with a bigger seating/rest area while the other has more dining tables.  Starting from RM118.00/person, one can enjoy the full facilities in the lounge like shower amenities, VIP meet-and-greet services, business centre, secretarial support, wide selection of latest movie and publications and ...

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