Osaka, Japan (Nov 13-18, 2017)

Posted by vivien | Others | Saturday 14 July 2018 10:33 pm
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Honeymoon trip to Osaka last year~ First off, we went to redeem our free meal from Green Market restaurant in KLIA2, yum yum, so filling, above is my vege bibimbap.

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Our side dishes, gyoza and agedashi tofu

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and His ebi-don.

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We took air asia to Osaka, we bought the ticket quite late, around 1.5 months before departure, and i think it cost us about RM2500 for 2 pax. Once arrive, we took the express train from airport to namba. The weather is really cold in mid November, walking around the street is a struggle, as my lower leg feels dry and i have to tuck my hand into jacket. At night, instead of walking to our destination directly, we have to find “refuge” in having stop(s) along the way, walking into stores to “warm” ourselves before continue the walk to our destination. Really recommend to wear long john/warm long socks underneath pants.

Rate on that time (Nov 2017) is about 100 yen = RM 3.71

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Our hotel’s bathroom, we stayed in Holiday Inn Osaka <3

Address5-15 Souemoncho, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0084, Japan

It is walking distance away from Don Quijote/famous “the running man” billboard

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Bathtub

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Our room, spacious enough

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My first meal, there is a connecting 7-Eleven! Bought my egg sandwich, yum!

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Walking distance away from Ichiran ramen, among the few ramen we had (this and Ippudo), i find this is more tasty, although Ippudo is more spacious and have complementary side dishes

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yum, the stock and noodle, all really delicious

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Ichiran order sheet

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Walked a bit in 24-hours Don Quijote before calling it a day

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Back to my favourite tuna sashimi shop in Kuromon morning market. so good, cold sashimi dipped in wasabi+soy, mmmm~ Some cuts are slightly better, i gotten the 210 yen ones (RM 7.80), and there are very chewy and not that enjoyable, but next day gotten a slightly more expensive one, and it is much better.

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mmm~

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ok la, warm food on cold day, other that that, nothing much here

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Piping hot takayaki from Wanaka, nice

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lots of store selling dried scallop from hokaido, above is one of the cheaper one (1800 yen for 80g) ~ RM67

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Scallop in a sit-in restaurant in Kuromon, this is so so, small-ish and salty. We had a much better one another day at a road side stall in Kuromon market, which has a long queue, and you eat standing.

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wagyu and Kobe

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This is quite good price as well, 250g for 5750 yen ~ RM 213. About same price per gram, as the smallish package i see earlier.

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Ippudo in Namba

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Quite nice, with complimentary drink which is nice to pair with ramen soup which is normally very salty

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Our bill 1830 yen (~RM68) for 2 pax, we ordered 2 ramen, with add on 1 fried rice. I think it is slight cheaper than in Malaysia…

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Kaiyukan aquarium

Mon-Sun, 10AM-8PM
¥2,300 for adults aged 16 and over
Take the Chuo line towards Cosmosquare and get off at Osakako station. It’s a five-minute walk to the aquarium from here

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They look evil

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shark trapped in small aquarium 😛

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New discovery: 551 Horai, very yummy very paired with their spicy yellow mustard.

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Pablo, we packed 1 back to hotel, disappointing to me, i find it taste more of heavy/whipped cream than cheese. 850 yen (RM31.50) for original.

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Mizuno (1 Chome-4-15 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu), one of the few Okonomiyaki (i think 3) we had. Yummy! Long line, make sure to come early, about half an hour before their opening time, else you have to wait for others to finish dining.

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Scallop and pork

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This is quite good as well, chilled tofu salad with sesame dressing

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We walked a lot, in the cold, and till our back ache, so this is one of the break we had, eating ice cream in Doutor. Miss this, delicious dessert. I think Malaysia don’t have this kind of shop, serve match drink, and nice ice cream.

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Doutor coffee shop

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Pablo

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Luke Lobster!!! really good, and not that expensive, considering there is loads of lobster meat on it.

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We had Lobster rool (US) 1580 yen ~ RM59

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So good, and the bun wiped with salted butter is reallly goood as well

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And this is really gooood, cake roll in Salon de Mon Cher (1 Chome-13-21 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0086, Japan). We bought 1 cut cake roll, it is not cheap, but it is yummmmm~

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Hubby’s beef bowl

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My kimchi rice, in a random shop

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Then I had 3 plates of sushi in 元祿壽 in Shinsaibashi i think. This restaurant has lots of variety and cheaper than our sushi chain.

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and this!!! this kind of green grapes, not sure what it is called, we got the above fruit basket from a supermarket, as it went on sale 200 yen (RM 74), the kiwi/persimon are bigger than the usual, but the star is definitely the grape. It does not taste like grape, it is much better, unexpected taste and very very nice. We see this is BIG supermarket, and it cost much more expensive here

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Melon, taste normal, and expensive, not worth it

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back to my favourite tuna sashimi shop in kuromon market

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much better this time, as i got a slightly more expensive one than i had in previous day. I think this is the 800 / 900 yen ones

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unagi egg

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This is highlight of our trip as well. We got the 1500 yen/100g type, mid range in terms on price

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The left side is ours, 3353 yen (~RM124)

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So juicy, tender and nice!!!

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This is the scallop shop i was talking about, much better than the previous day one

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We tried japanese curry rice from a shop in kuromon, not bad.

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over-rate white strawberry juice. not worth it

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ice cream in random shop

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One of those time, when we are very cold walking in the street at night, and just find a random shop to eat and rest our feet. This is quite a posh looking restaurant. We had chicken waffles

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I had pasta, not bad.

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another visit to the sushi chain, nice warm chawan mushi, which i think i had more than 1, real crab leg inside, not crab stick 😛

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cheese tart in a random shop

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with chestnut, so so

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Rest our feet kind of visit to restaurant not in itinerary 😛 It is nice… Fugetsu, a famous restaurant chain.

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We had okonomiyaki!

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nice!

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a side order of potato with asparagus, quite nice.

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551 Horai’s siew mai, best eaten with their spicy yellow mustard

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Gyoza

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We had high hope for this grape, hoping it will be as good as the green type we had, this is such disappointment, it was just usual grape, and with seeds!

That concludes our food-filled trip to Osaka.

Food we didn’t manage to try:

1. Crepes from Cocorico Umeda, hankyu umeda (outside ticket station)

2. Umeda Sky building

3. Basement foodcourt – Kiji for Okonomayaki
Recommendation from online: show up early!! they open at 11:30 and we arrived around 11:15 and there was already a line. in Umeda Station, look for number 11 on the map. Its a small place somewhere on a corner on B1

4. Muteppou ramen, near Subway: Daikokucho, 1 subway stop from our hotel-Namba station (main branch in Osaka, having branch as far as Australia) Address: 1-5-21 Ebisuhonmachi, OsakaNaniwa-ku, Hour: 11:00-15:00 & 18:00-23:00


 

Penang 4 days 3 nights trip, Nov 2016

Posted by vivien | Others | Monday 5 December 2016 9:23 pm
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4 days 3 nights trip to Penang with bf. We took Air Asia flight, totaled about RM320 for 2 pax inclusive of 1 nasi lemak and 1pc 15kg checked in luggage in return flight

First up, we had our breakfast in KLIA2 Green Market. Above is menu for free meals offered for certain credit card.

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yummy crisp salad with goma/sesame dressing

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His chicken katsu don with sashimi! and pumpkin croquette

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My vegetable bibimbap, yummy! so filling and nice, soft boiled egg in it.

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Our hotel in Penang – M Hotel penang in 19-21, Jalan Rangoon, quite new hotel, i think open last year, so their decor etc are quite modern and still new. We got a single + double bed room with window for only RM379 for 3 nights all tax inclusive, cheaper than the walk-in rate above

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Reasonably big room with flat screen TV, the TV program is very limited though, no english movies, just about 7 channels malay/hokkien/mandarin TV series/news channel

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another view

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toilet, very clean and looks new

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view towards the door

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Joez coconut jelly and coconut shake, the jelly is nice, but the coconut shake tasted very vanila ice cream without taste of coconut

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coconut water

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open 8am – 7pm daily

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Dinner time. This is a MUST EAT – Presgrave Lane 888 Hokkien Mee – or we KL call it prawn mee, added pork rib, roast pork and pork intestine, RM9 for above, sooo good, especially the roast pork with crunchy crackling. YUM

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67, Lebuh Presgrave

5pm – midnight (closed on Thurs)

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Thereafter walk to Kimberly street for more famous eats:

71, Lebuh Kimberley

6:30pm onwards, closed on Thursday

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aiming for the braised chicken feet

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famous kuey chap stall

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opposite are char kuey tiaw in front of Sin Guat Keong coffee shop and the very-nice-four-fruit-dessert-drink, direct translation from chinese

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“four fruit dessert drink” (direct translation), very nice and refreshing, not too sweet. We had 3 of this

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kuey chap, broth tasted like bak kut teh which is okay, i like the unique noodle though, not bad

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soft, nice chicken feet

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char kuey tiaw is so so only

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2nd day morning breakfast, Wong Chau Jun restaurant located same street as our hotel in Rangoon road

Wong Chau Jun Restaurant’s fish hor fun

73, Jalan Rangoon

open 8am – 2:30pm

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one of their famous dish – steam fish with kuey tiaw, quite nice

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walk a few street away to char kuey kak stall, very unassuming stall selling simple dish, but very nice, in fact went there on last day to have this again, this is located outside a coffee shop, also mentioned in missuschewy’s blogpost

Sister Yao’s Char Koay Kak

94, Lorong Macalister, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

7am – 1pm

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this is the stall

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Yummyyyy!

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kek seng ABC with durian ice cream and jelly is really nice.

382 & 384, Jalan Penang

12am – 4:30pm

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assam laksa is not as good as before, so so

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Ming Xiang Tai, their salted egg pastry is really nice.

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many branches, head quarter is in burmah road

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went to FHP – Food Hotel Penang near Straits Quay convention centre, so disappointing, the exhibition is really small and nothing much to see, there is a private yahct area behind straits quay, there is really a waterfront vibe here, similar to overseas’, relaxing place with spacious restaurants, too bad the weather is too hot

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another view of yachts

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Since it is too hot outside, we went inside to restaurants along straits quay and had a lazy afternoon having some munch in Real Food restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant,above is mushroom soup, tasted a bit weird when served without cream. Refer to other blog post: Ken Hunts Food, they also have a branch in One Mont Kiara mall.

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the breakfast set is quite nice, dipping the crunchy hard bread into the really nice egg yolk, the baked bean has a weird gummy texture though, all for the name for vegan…

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After lazing few hours in straits quay’s Real Food restaurant, we made our way to Ferringhi area

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Ferringhi beach

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another view

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there is starbucks just along ferringhi beach, nice place to hang for a lazy afternnon, thereafter just walk to the beach during evening time.

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chappati in Long Beach food court, Ferringhi, too good! made fresh to order, this store is located in the most end/corner of the food court.

Long Beach Food Court

6:30pm – 11pm

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the pancake by Pancake Queen, a stall in Long beach food court, it is okay, very light pancake, wish there is real butter though

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Evening time, oyster omelette in New Lane food stalls, near Sunway hotel, okay only

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Next morning, Pitt Street Kuey Tiaw noodle

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famous stall in Lebuh Carnarvon, open around 9:00 am – 2:30 pm or later

Few shop away is Kafe Ping Hooi’s Tiger Char Kway Tiao 8am – 2:30pm – 179, Lebuh Carnarvon, but not open on that day

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with eel balls and flatten minced pork, quite nice, the eel ball is very floury texture though

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same street to Lam Ah beef noodle in “O O Cow White Coffee shop” – 156, Lebuh Carnarvon, can skip this, used to be so much better. Next door is Hwa Lam coffee shop – 266, Lebuh Carnarvon which serve Turtle soup, but unfortunately not open on that day we were there.

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Apom Guan, really good, we had 50 pcs take away!

Apom Guan 10am-5pm, closed on Sunday

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Hon Kei Food Corner 汉记, serving everything pork

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located in 45, Lorong Kampung Malabar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

9:00AM – 3:00PM & 5:00PM – 12:00AM (Closed on Thu.)

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they serve everything pork, my pork noodle comes with many parts of pig including pig brain by default! Pig brain dont taste nice, it is floury…

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went to Sister Yao Char Koay Kak again, it is that good, for me anyway

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having piping hot egg tart while tapao-ing the salted egg-lotus paste pastries back to kl

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in penang airport

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premium lounge, so much to eat here, but i am too full

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yogurt, coffee, jam, orange etc

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cereals

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pastries

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plain porridge with condiments: salted egg etc

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they have many dishes avail for order!

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I took porridge with lots of salted egg, and order a nasi lemak. Full to max!

Till another makan/holiday trip~~

Wanted to go to Penang National Park / Tropical Fruit farm, but didn’t make it


 

Raub day trip (near Bentong)

Posted by vivien | Others | Wednesday 20 January 2016 5:24 pm
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Went to Raub on a Wednesday and it took us 1.5 hour to reach Raub from KL. Raub is situated just 30 minutes away from its more famous neighbouring town – Bentong. If ever you visiting Bentong, you may take a short day trip to Raub. Both town are famous for its durians especially musang king. My trip to Raub is mainly to experience how handmade soap is produced and also trying out some of the food in town.

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The fastest way to Raub from KL is thru Bentong town, 30 minutes drive from Bentong

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Arriving on the premise of “Soap Maker Raub” which is in a residential area to get first hand info on how handmade soap is made. I was given a house tour. Surprise… behind the house are vast land area and there are 2 chicken pen with egg-laying hens.

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loot of the day: 3 fresh eggs collected for the day

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there are many plants next to the chicken pen, ie eggplant, pumpkin etc, spot the small purple aubergine in the above pic

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what a beautiful big bunch of banana at the back, and that is the gate leading out to chicken pen behind

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nice long papaya as well

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that huge bunch of “monster” is a passion fruit plant which climbs from ground flour towards the balcony on top floor of the house

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many passion fruits like above, but there are not ripe yet

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3 noisy but friendly Belgian Malinois shepherd dog

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and they have bees as well, the bees are kept for dual purpose, producing honey and also to increase pollination of fruit plants in the garden. The bees are stingless bees, ie there won’t be accidents of getting stung

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the longish plastic-y looking tube thing is entrance for the sting-less bee

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whereas to the top of the trunk is a wooden box which the honey are housed, it is deviced such so that the honey can be easily harvested from the box.

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My visit to “Soap Maker Raub” is to see first hand how one of their best seller – “Perak Activated Carbon Soap” is made. “Soap Maker Raub” also provide DIY handmade soap courses and sell handmade soaps. For handmade soap lesson, each student can bring back 1kg bar of soap, which can be cut into 10 pieces, each weighing 100g. The DIY handmade soap course may differs in terms of process/ingredients from which you will see in following photos. If you are interested, their contact details are listed in end of this post.

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“Perak Activated Carbon Soap” contains extra virgin coconut oil EVCO, palm oil and cocoa butter. It is made using low temperature method of soap-making, ie the above mixture of 3 oils will have to be about 35 Celcius before mixing in the rest of the ingredients.

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Soap making may sound fun, but safety precaution is a must, and it is advisable to be performed only by person who has chemical/lab knowledge. The strong alkaline that is used in soap making is very pure and corrosive, in fact alkaline is more corrosive than acid, and will become blind if it alkaline touch the eye, thus eye protective mask is a MUST, respiratory mask is recommended as well to protect from alkaline vapour/fume.

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This is the step that all need to be EXTRA careful, put protective google and nose mask on especially for first timers. The alkaline powder is weighed into a non-reactive glass container.

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then put in the distilled water. Be VERY CAREFUL as the alkaline will start bubbling and producing much vapour and fume. Open all the windows and door of the room to ensure the room is well ventilated , and fan blowing air away from you, ie to blow the alkaline vapour away from you, as the vapour may cause throat irratation etc. Lift the funnel slightly to let the vapour out from the side else the vapour in the bottle might push the funnel up which will be very dangerous. Once the water are all poured in, put the cap on, and gently shake to melt the alkaline powder in water.

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Cool the bottle and mixture down by soaking the whole bottle in water. This is also while waiting for the oil mixture to cool down.

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oil and alkaline mixture are both cool enough for mixing

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Pour all the alkaline water into oil mixture

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Mix using an immersion blender, correct method has to be employed in this step to prevent the mixture which is still very alkaline from splattering. *Reminder: Wear protective eye goggle

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Coconut shell activated carbon which has deep cleansing properties is added to the soap mixture

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Pour soap mixture into mold

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We covered and let it solidify before cutting into small soap bars

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Normally handmade soap can only be cut after 12 hours. Above is the solidified soap. For people not able to stay till next day for soap cutting, an option of soap being mail ordered to you is available.

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beautiful bars

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To be cut

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wow, so many bars of soap

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Soap maker Raub’s “Perak Activated Carbon Soap” can be bought for RM25 each

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All the soap produced by them, from left:

Perak Activated Carbon Soap, deep cleansing properties

Bentong Ginger Soap

Sabah Seaweed Soap, moisturizing effect with honey in it

Raub T3 Soap, for whitening

Soap for pets, for anti-bacterial

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Normally, handmade soap has to be left to cure for 1 month , allowing it to fully dry and harden. All ingredients of their soap are from Malaysia local farm, no artificial perfume, coloring and preservative

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All the soap contains extra virgin coconut oil which is extracted from fresh coconut without heat treatment.

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Besides visiting “Soap Maker Raub”, we went to try a few food, first is curry noodle

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It is located in 15, Taman Emas, Sempalit, Raub

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Young man cooking the curry chicken which normally ready everyday around 10am – 10:30am

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nice huge wok of curry chicken

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they also selling local “dao1 ma2 qie4” which is hakka pan mee, this is famous noodle in raub, can be found in many coffee shop here, not bad as well

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the curry noodle is nice and piping hot, however i would recommend to order the normal one with chicken pieces, and not with drumstick as the meat inside the drumstick is kinda bland. Actually we didn’t specify to have drumstick, but they gave us drumstick which is more expensive.

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Another famous restaurant in Raub, Ah Loong Cafe

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wanted to try their dao1 ma2 qie4 as well, but it was sold out, the famous Hong Kong “god of cookery”  Liang Wentao dined here as seen in above pic

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My pork noodle, the soup is dosed with slightly a bit too much sugar? Taste just ok, RM5

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Wanted to try the famous raub kuih shop in Bukit Koman, Raub as well, but there were not open that day, saying Astro AEC will be coming to film him 2 days later…

Soap Maker Raub: 

Phone/Whatsapp: 011-2913 2234

Email: soapmakerraub [at] yahoo [dot] com

Facebook: Soap Maker Raub

Ah Hen Curry Noodle:

15, Taman Emas Sempalit, 27000 Raub

Business hour: 10:30am – 4pm

Telephone: 013-9508 363    

Ah Loong Cafe Pork noodle:

313-A,Kampung Sempalit,27600Raub,Pahang.

Telephone:017-6686377

Business hour:7am-1:30pm

Raub famous kuih:

4,Bukit Koman,Raub27600,Pahang D.M.

Business hour:10:30am – 3pm

Telephone:012-7276236/017-3716236, call ahead as there are sometimes not open

Post in other website:

www.nanyang.com


 

Bangkok 4 days 3 night trip 11 – 14 November 2015

Posted by vivien | Others | Tuesday 1 December 2015 10:05 am
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MAS golden lounge, so much food!!

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Fresh milk / low fat milk / fresh fruits

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my first round of food, the nasi lemak is quite good that i go back for seconds, the President Rondele Herb cheese is quite nice as well

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lots of business travellers in this lonunge

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our hotel in Westin Grande Sukhumvit

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view towards the window

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shower

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bath tub

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Pier 21 food court in top floor of Terminal 21 shopping mall, a really nice food court, best among 3 food court we went, the other 2 is MBK food court and Platinum shopping mall food court.

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All the food court we went to require us to buy coupon card. all the food are paid using card and the remaining value can be refunded

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papaya salad stall

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the blended fruit juice in Pier 21 of Terminal 21 shopping mall is cheap, cheaper than road side, my mixed berries smoothie made with fresh strawberries etc is only 30 baht, very nice and not overly sweet

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very nice oyster omelette, crispy and nice, only 50 baht

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pad thai, taste sweet, not nice

 

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sticky mango rice stall

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mango sticky rice, 70 baht for this whole mango portion, 35 baht for halved portion

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the fruit juice stall i just mentioned, really nice and cheap blended fruit juices Bangkok_22

som tam

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papaya salad with sweet corn and salted egg, 50 baht, not spicy as i asked for less spicy

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basil chicken with rice add egg only for 37 baht; tomyam with egg; somtam; my passion fruit blended only 25 baht

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coconut ice cream is very cheap as well

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yum~~~

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fish porridge ~ 50 baht

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Som Tam Nua restaurant in Siam Square, a famous restaurant, even recommended by CNN as Bangkok’s best som tam restaurant, we took sky train from BTS Sky Train from Asok to Siam, followed by short walk to this restaurant, there is also a branch in 4th floor of Siam Centre

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somtam with salted egg, 85 baht, nice and really spicy, in Som Tam Nua, we should have had a full meal in this restaurant instead of just som tam and milk tea, but with just the 2 of us and many to try food lining up, we can’t possibly eat so much. This start off just mildly spicy, and it gets really really… spicy, MUST TRY! Bangkok_32

colorful desser in MBK food court, 6th floor in MBK, also went to Tokyu departmental store in MBK which is alike Malaysia’s Jusco/Isetan, nothing much there.

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mixed beef soup in MBK food court, don’t like this, it taste like Bak Kut Teh herbal-ish, but with a sweet undertone, not nice at all

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juicy meat

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tom yam with pork, 60 baht, the tom yam soup which i like best among the 4 tomyams we tried, this is clear type of soup

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Start of 2nd day in Bangkok, we took BTS Sky train from Asok to Chit Lom, then walk quite a distance to Platinum mall/Pratunam area. Above is a small alley across from Shibuya small, someone same side of the road with Platinum mall

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pork rice, 50 baht, the more expensive one we had, no egg and little vege to be seen

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We did pass by the famous SabX2 wantan mee stall, but the waiting line is long and look very touristy. Instead, we went for another round of pork rice in another alley near SabX2.

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50 baht as well, but this one comes with egg and much more vege, thumbs up

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just okay, namely poshed-up instant noodle, topping it up with balls and meat

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Platinum Fashion mall 10am-6pm which i didn’t bought much from, it will be very nice place if you are looking for evening gown, around RM180 for very nice embellished one but i didn’t buy as can’t try on the gown…

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a meal in platinum mall food court, the tom yam kung is not bad, whereas the cashew chicken rice is not nice

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banana coconut dessert is quite nice

Bangkok_48 The famous After You Dessert Cafe, many branches in Bangkok, this one located in 7th floor of Central World shopping mall. There is reputedly many roadside stalls which sells salt crusted fish outside Central World Isetan departmental store from 6pm onwards, we were here around 4pm, the stalls are not open yet ):

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many types of dessert

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shibuya honey toast

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surprisingly not very sweet, it is buttery and very nice. Thereafter went to Union mall taking BTS Sky train from Siam to Mochit, then taking MRT interchange to Phahon Yothin Station, bought items from only 1 shop, the stuff there are like Sungei Wang’s, quality is mostly just so-so, and not a big shopping mall

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Start of 3rd day – breakfast: an OEM coco cola which taste almost exactly like the real thing

Bangkok_54 spicy pork rice and my prawn basil rice, add egg, 60 baht each. This is a homely restaurant just next to Westin hotel which owner speaks Mandarin

After breakfast, we spent hours finish up browsing all the shops in Terminal 21 mall. I like this mall, the lower 2 floors are of famous mid-range brands like Jaspal, Rockport, H&M and the like, whereas the upper 4 or 5 floors are small boutiques which sell unique and quality clothing etc.

After finally browsing all the stores in Terminal 21, we went to Bangkrak market behind Shangri-la hotel {BTS Sky train from Asok to Siam, then interchange to MRT from Siam to Saphan Taksin}, nothing much there, or maybe we reach there too early at 3pm plus when the stalls are just starting to open.

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Opposite Bangkrak market is Jok Prince in Bangrak selling pork porridge, 4pm onwards, it may be a bit difficult to find this shop, just look for shoplot number 1391 along Charoen Krung Road

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price list

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40 baht for our basic pork porridge, nice!!

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the famous T&K restaurant in Chinatown, near MRT Hua Lamphong station, we reach the restaurant at 5:15pm and it was already open although some websites mention the restaurant open from 6pm onwards

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nice BBQ cockles, 60 baht

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tom yam which i find has a distinct sweetness which i not really fancy, like them spicy and sour, not sour and sweet, the squid texture is very spongy and different from those in Malaysia

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grilled prawn, 150 baht

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fried rice with egg, 50 baht, skip this and just order their plain rice, this doesn’t taste fried at all, like some rice with butter, not nice

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kangkung/morning glory, not bad

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an affordable seafood meal in Bangkok, about 470 baht ~RM57 for all the above including 2 luo han guo drinks

Bangkok_72 4th day: Went took MRT train from Sukhumvit to Kampheng Phet station, taking exit 3 to reach Or-Tor-Kor morning market around 8am, most people would take the other exit to go Chatuchak market. Wanted to browse this morning fresh market before going to Chatuchak which is just across the road from this morning market

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lots of fresh fruits and food, even a covered food court with lots of food

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freshly steamed crab

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marinated crab used in som tam

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otak-otak like parcel 25 baht, laksa, both quite nice

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flowers sold in Chatuchak market

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some food stall

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pad thai with shrimp in Chatuchak market, 100 baht, quite expensive

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of the 2 tries of pad thai in this trip, i find they have a distinct sweetness to it, adding chili flakes and dried peanut will mask the sweetness considerably and make it taste much nicer. But overall, don’t like savoury food which taste sweet

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the famous coconut ice cream just out of Kampheng Phet MRT station. We walked in Chatuchak market from 9am – noon as had to catch plane on 5:10pm, all in all only manage to browse only one third of the whole market, mostly clothing sections – ie sections 5, 6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, didn’t get to browse section 22,24 which are clothing as well. If you notice, the clothing are mostly in even number sections. Didn’t get to browse other housewares sections as well. A whole day would be suffice to browse all the sections as Chatuchak is opened till 6pm. I did bought 2 very nice denim aprons which cost only RM30 each

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40 baht with 2 toppings, complimentary small cup of coconut water given as well, like this better than the earlier coconut ice cream in Chatuchak, as i find this had less creamy taste from diary, but more of a clean sorbet-like coconut ice cream

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price list of taxi only 250 baht for our trip from Westin hotel to airport, but our earlier taxi ride from Bangkok airport to westin hotel cost 650 baht, don’t know why the big difference as both taxi charged per meter, perhaps some taxi meter runs faster?

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power bank can’t be placed into checked in baggage!

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in CIP lounge

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going back KL

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my loot of clothing, not including 2 pairs of shoes and lots of snacks. For clothing/shoes + snacks, 1 spent about 13,000 baht, around RM1500 with prevailing rate for 100 baht = MYR12.20


 

Jonker 88, Malacca

Posted by vivien | Others | Sunday 23 August 2015 10:55 pm
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a very popular restaurant, we were there on a Saturday, and had to line up almost till outside of the restaurant

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nyonya laksa, nice

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cendol and ABC, cendol is better than ABC


 

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