Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A special guest during lunch

Lunch time again at Bubbles & Bites.

Miss MC and I totally fell in love with this fruit juice.

Ceasar Salad. This was pretty good and I've had it several times. Love the smoked salmon that came with it and then there's also beef bacon bits which you can opt to exclude if you can't take beef.

Potatoes. Baked potatoes are pretty good and this is like her favourite dish there.

Fish and Chips
My fish and chips which came with peas as sides. The peas were lovely but I can't say the same for the fried fish! hahaha.....they looked like pisang goreng in this pic. But they were badly prepared as the batter was too thick!

While having lunch, a special guest suddenly entered the restaurant and sat down opposite me!

Lol~ my would be dream date! So charming and handsome~ If only he didn't move away so fast that I only managed to snap this blur pic of him!!! :D

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Arrival & Pancake Parlour

Arrived at Melbourne in the middle of the night and I'm so thankful for Pancy who came to pick me up!!!

After picking me up, she brought me for supper at this place called Pancake Parlour~ 

The menu

We both had the short stack pancakes~

Here's the lovely Pancy~

We ordered the lemongrass and ginger tea~ 

First time seeing this brand of tea~

Here's mine, with chocolate ice cream~

And here's Pancy's with whipped cream~

Even though it's like 2am, we're still happy~

The pancakes here may look simple and plain but OMG!!!! they're so fluffy!!! Definitely one of the best I've had especially when you pair that with maple syrup!!!! The best part of all - free flow of  maple syrup!!!

Here's mine drenched in maple syrup! The hot pancake goes so well with the cold ice cream~!!! Not very healthy especially in the middle of the night but it's super good!



Thursday, April 16, 2015

Supper at lobby cafe

My time at Genting was truly not the healthiest as my meals were always not fixed. I also ate like 4 heavy meals per day instead of 3 with the last one being super late night supper!!!

I usually sleep at 11pm so having supper at almost midnight is considered super late night for me because it is after my usual sleeping time.

Plus it doesn't help when we go for unhealthy food like this roti below!

But when it's that late, most restaurants have already closed and there's not many options left. The lobby cafe is super convenient for us because it's near where we stayed. While we were having supper, we spotted members of the team walk past one by one. Lol~ we were joking that we can see that who actually return back to their room early and who roams around till late night...... kekeke,

Also, this is actually quite good because the chef makes it really thin so some parts were relatively crunchy and I enjoy the crunch!

Had this one night with Miss MC and AK after a busy evening. I this was the evening where ST-san and I missed dinner because of some error with the projector and we were waiting the entire time for the personnel-in-charge to come fix it. -_-!

We were supposed to go join the others for dinner at this really good seafood restaurant. However, ST-san and I couldn't leave even after 30mins the others had left. MK even came back to check on us........but we just can't leave because we had to make sure that everything is fixed before the next show. Then 1 hour before the next show, the guy finally came back!!!! 

ST-san was quite upset because the guy didn't keep his promise to stay back in the hall and left for dinner until just 1 hour before the next show. By that time it's already our standby time and it's a bit too late if there's truly something to repair. But thank goodness, the problem was fixed immediately! However, it is too late to grab dinner by then. So we both worked on an empty stomach for the next 3 hours.

Like seriously, the only reason why we waited was because he said he will be there but then he went for dinner!!! Talk about having a sense of responsibility!!! NONE!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lunch buffet at Coffee Terrace, Genting

Went for lunch buffet at with Miss MC at the Coffee Terrace one day and were surprised to find that they actually serve a semi-buffet for lunch (RM38) rather than a full- buffet.

So how this works is that you will get 4 coupons and you can use it to order any food you like from any of the counters. Meanwhile, the appetisers and desserts section are free-flow.

Here's what we had.....we each took a plate of appetiser, followed by 5 hot dishes which we ordered from the different stations.

This was supposed to be ikan bakar but they just steamed the fish and topped it with sauce so it wasn't that good. This was from the Malaysian corner.

Some chicken stew with potatoes and mushrooms from the Chinese section.

Steamed tilapia with chilli, also from the Chinese section

This was my plate of appetiser, the bun was for the cream broccoli soup which was really good. The salad was pretty standard but there is a wide selection.

The cream broccoli soup~

Satay from the Malaysian section. I absolutely love the peanut sauce. It was served hot and with lots of peanut. I think I ordered this twice. Not sure about the ketupat because I didn't have any.

We also ordered Char Kuey Teow which was probably the best dish here! Super fragrant! I think the 2 of us finished the entire dish.

Miss MC's appetiser with cold cuts and cheese.

I was the only one who still had stomach for desserts after the meal.....
hehee....every girl's got a separate stomach for desserts right? 

My rainbow and chocolate ice cream topped with choc chips which tasted normal. I think they used Walls ice cream of not mistaken.

A small little brownie and lemon tart. Both tasted ok but could've been better.

As we were only 2 girls, we've tried our best but we still didn't finish all our vouchers.


I actually came back to this place for dinner buffet after our trip to Terengganu with D, H and W. 

Then again, on my last day in genting for lunch with the entire crew......about 15 of us?

Since I already knew that the char kuey teow was the best thing there, I went to order it immediately after taking my cream broccoli soup. While ordering, FH-san was nearby and looked interested in the dish too. So I told him to order the wat dan hor which is probably not available in Japan too and that I'll give him half of my char kuey teow. 

Back at the table, I gave him half of my order as he was just seated opposite from me and to return the favour, he gave me half of his -_-! which I really don't need because I wanted to save my stomach for other things. But oh well.....

So while tasting it, ST-san who was seated between us seemed interested in the dish too, especially since FH-san kept saying that the dish was really good! Eventually, he got everyone of them interested in it! Lol~

So for the next round, about 5 of them went to order it at the same time! hahaha....I'm not sure if will actually taste as good as the first one because the chef mass manufactured theirs for them! But they all said that it was super delicious. I think either MK-san or HK-san said that they hoped that they've discovered this dish earlier~ :D But MK-san definitely said that this was the best thing he had in Malaysia and he only discovered it on his last day!!!!

At that moment, I was thinking that if only we had more time for meals together....I would definitely introduce them to as many different Malaysian food as possible and hopefully not just fine in Genting next time! 

Then when it was time for desserts, as I was ordering ice cream, MK-san came to ask me what's the creamy looking stuff at the side there and only then did I realised that they serve cendol there. I had been telling MK-san and FH-san about Malaysian desserts like ABC and cendol while on our return journey back from Terengganu in the bus. But I didn't know where to get them.

Omg.....it was sooo difficult to explain the desserts to them. I said that they're like kakigoori (japanese shaved ice) but not exactly because there's lots of extra condiments. Then I had to explain what's in ABC and what's in cendol......and what are those jelly!!! gosh~ :o

I was super happy when I saw it! I immediately ordered 2 bowls for MK-san though he only asked to try one!!! But I need to get them to try it!!! Even though I'm not sure how good the taste will be!

I even asked for extra gula melaka for the cendol even though MK-san didn't really like sweet things as I felt that it's very Malaysian and definitely different from the japanese black sugar. However. he didn't seem shocked with the colours of the ABC. He shared the dessert with the others and they all said that the cendol was good, especially if you like coconut. As for the ABC, I'm not exactly sure how the entire bowl ended up with IK-san who had to finish the entire bowl by himself but he didn't seem to mind.

I ordered a bowl just for myself too and when I went back, their bowl of cendol had disappeared. MK-san who was just seated next to me on the next table really wanted some, so I scooped some out for him into his plate! I didn't know why he didn't just bring a bowl. Then KH-san who was seated opposite him became interested and asked if he could try some of mine......so he took not just one but like 3/4 spoons full! hahaha.....super cute, he was like oh, it's sooo good!

I'm just super happy that they enjoyed these very local dishes! If only there was more time but it was already the last day!! On their first few days here, I felt so bad that they weren't enjoying the food here and some of them just couldn't eat at all....... as we were all new there and didn't where we could or could not eat. Moreover, all the food were expensive!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jan meet up at Epicuro

Moon, Nick and I decided this year that we should make it a point to meet up once a month.

This was back in January when we were super enthusiastic about the idea. Then due to various reasons.....we did not meet again till April~ hehehe....

We met up at Epicuro, Damansara Uptown, for late lunch.

Raspberry tea
I had to order this because of it's name! But look at the colour~ so pretty!!! Love the acidity of the tea and the nice berry fragrant from it.

Big breakfast
Moon and I shared this together with the carbonara. This was pretty standard - yummy fluffy eggs with nicely sautéed mushroom, bacon, sausage and toast. As I like a little crunch, I did like the fact that they included hash brown.

Spaghetti Carbonara
This was lovely!!! I absolutely love the bacon bits! Would definitely order this again!

Can't remember what this dish was but it reminds of the Chicken Schnitzel.
Nick's order. Didn't try the chicken, but it looks good and the portion was huge. The skinny fries were nice and crunchy!

Overall, it was a good experience. Hope to be back again to have that spaghetti carbonara again and perhaps to try their pork chops.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tea break at Bakery, Genting

Tea break at the bakery again. This was from when H was still in Genting.....the both of us went for tea break together.

I ordered the Chocolate cake which was lovely. Love the smooth mousse with the soft sponge cake!

H ordered the mixed fruit custard tart which was good too. I really like the fruit tarts at the Bakery, much better than the ones from Lobby Cafe. The tart crust here have a nice crumbly feel to it and the custard definitely tastes better. As for the fruits, I guess its pretty standard??

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Late lunch at Bubbles & Bites, Genting

Went for late lunch one day with Miss MC. This was probably from our last few days there and I was starting to feel a bit lonely.

Roasted baby potatoes, which are always nice. It's almost became a comfort food now.....

My squid ink pasta, which was lacking in salt. But thank goodness the seafood was fresh!

Here's what she had, the aglio olio with seafood. This was good especially with the black pepper.

And as usual, the portions were huge. As I had a heavy breakfast the day before, I didn't finish my meal. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Lobby Cafe, Genting

Woke up feeling extremely hungry one morning. 

But as we didn't have any rehearsals in the morning, call time was later in the afternoon. So I took the extra time that I had to work on my thesis which I really didn't have any time to look at on my first week there! I was so busy that I was hardly getting enough rest. 

After laundry, I dropped by the Lobby Cafe at First World Hotel to get this Strawberry tart before lunch.

The tart base was ok, but I really didn't enjoy the consistency of the custard.....it was sort of grainy. I have no idea why~ And it was a bit too sweet for my liking. But I did enjoy the strawberries, they were huge and sweet with a little tinge of sourness.

Overall, prices here are cheaper than the Bakery's but I still prefer the sweets at Bakery's. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hot tea...ice tea?

This was from lunch one say with Miss MC at Hou Mei Seafood Resort Restaurant.

I had the Prawn mee hoon mee.

The taste was just so-so. But when you are craving for prawn mee, this is one of the few places you can go to in Genting.

Miss MC made an interesting discovery of this restaurant. Once she ordered ice tea, they had made a mistake and served it to her warm. After she told them, they took the tea away and brought the same cup back with ice added into it, which of course melted away quickly.

The next time, she ordered ice tea again and they again served the tea hot with some ice cubes in it. So she came to the conclusion that you're never gonna get ice tea from this place! hahahaa.....

Overall, I think I prefer the Hou Mei over at First World Hotel because their menu offers a wider variety of food and so far all the food that I've tried there tastes better as compared to this.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cupcakes from Bakery

Received these lovely Strawberry cream cheese cupcake from KK-san the night after I have lend him a helping hand the night before. 

He was seriously too kind. He didn't have to get us anything.

This was probably from my 2nd week of work where I went to help him one night when I was supposed to join Miss MC and her friends for steamboat in her room. However, it took longer than expected and I only managed to join them for the last round.

KK-san knew that I was supposed to be joining Miss MC for steamboat and felt bad that he had took some of our time so he gave us these cupcakes the next day~

Arigatou~ we had them after our early dinner at Bubbles & Bites and truly enjoyed them!! It was truly such a sweet gesture. Plus, it really came as a surprise, we both just entered the hall after lunch and when we walked in, he quickly ran backstage and brought these for us. 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shin Ramyun

Return to my room after work the night H left to find this on the dressing table.

A thank you note with a Shin Ramyun. Super sweet of her~

Thank you H, I ate this one night for supper when I came back hungry~!

Hot ramyun on a cold night is like comfort food~ as it kept my tummy warm! :D

Monday, April 6, 2015

Munakata Ramen, Genting

One night after work, the crew invited me to join them for dinner at Munakata Ramen. 

While I remember that the food was horrible about 2/3 years ago when I visited with my friends, I had to say yes because I too was craving for japanese food.

Ordered what I usually order..... Chirashi don

On the surface it looks ok, but the sashimi weren't sliced properly and the tako.....omg was too chewy for my liking.Well, it was also quite upsetting that there's only 4 kinds of fish on the plate! Other unsatisfactory areas include not serving fresh wasabi.

At least I was with an interesting bunch of people. 

When the waiter served the wasabi with soy sauce already poured onto it on the sauce plate.....OMG! every's expression was like "What is this!!??"

hahahhaa....I immediately requested for the extra servings of wasabi but with the soy sauce on a separate sauce plate.

While some of the food that we ordered didn't taste so good, others were lucky as they had pick other items that tasted good.

Overall, I don't think I will be back again unless I am really really really X 100 times craving for japanese food.

Bubble & Bites, Genting

Bubble & Bites is probably my favourite restaurant in Genting.

I like the fact that their food is delicious and the prices are relatively fair. Plus the fact that I can work on my laptop comfortably.

Here's some of the things we tried:

Carbonara with Salmon
I love this as the fettuccine was cooked just right and the carbonara sauce tasted good. Also the salmon was good too.

Ethopian chicken
An interesting looking dish that I did not get to try but the portions look huge! I think I shall have to share this with a friend if I do order this in the future.

Chicken schnitzel
Another dish with a huge portion. The chicken was breaded and fried nicely. I find it interesting that they serve it with butter.

Carbonara Pizza
Love thin crusted pizza as always! Can never go wrong with pizza~

Overall, food there is usually good no matter what you order. Definitely worth a try~

Saturday, April 4, 2015

In flight meal

I made a mistake by booking a day flight instead of a night one and hence, I kept feeling hungry! 

hehehe....for my first meal, I had a vegetable lasagna which wasn't that bad for an in flight meal. For my second meal, I ordered this interesting looking cup ramen which I've never seen before. Plus all those japanese words on it sparked my interest.

I ordered this spicy noodle that was salt flavoured with white pepper.

While it says spicy, it wasn't really that spicy. I felt that the spice level was just right~ First time trying this and it's quite good. But it is an expensive cup ramen!

This was the first time I've ever had cup ramen on a plane and it's good! Warm food in flight is just super comforting. Also, when we're that high up, our tastes bud can't taste food that well, but cup ramen are strongly flavoured so it's good for the taste bud. As for the portion, it's kind of small, but one can always order two cup ramen!