Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nasi Padang


Passed by the Puti Bungsu Batam restaurant a few times but never walk in there. This restaurant serves Nasi Padang and they made quite a name in Batam Island.
Managed to convince my colleagues, even the tea lady, to join me for a Nasi Padang lunch. There were eight of us and the waiter’s first question is ‘With or without aircond?” With the freaking hot sun, of course we chose to sit in an aircond room ^_^ We were then ushered to a room fit for 12 pax attached with an aircond unit.

The waiter came with all the plates stacked up! (It was stacked higher than what was shown here, snapped the photo too late)

Rice served in colander - Eat all you want!


Rendang Beef

Kicap Beef

Bergedel - mashed potatoes + bits of chicken meat

Otak-Otak - not too fishy smell, more to chilli and herbs smell

Sambal Eggs


Paku pakis masak Lemak

Green Chillies

Fried Fish

Lemak Fish

Curry Chicken

Chilli Chicken

BBQ Chicken - my favourite among all the chicken variety served

Steamed Chicken


Beef + Potatoes + Carrots Soup

Spread of food

My first helping of lunch ^_^

It’s a little different compared to Nasi Kandar / Mamak shop where you choose what to go with your rice and then they count how much it cost then give you a resit to pay at the counter later. Here at Puti Bungsu, small serving plates of food were served and you pay according to what you take - all or some portion of it ( eg: 2 piece of chicken, ate 1 piece, so you only pay for one piece) Come to think of it, what will they do with the “uneaten” piece? Put it back to the tray for the next customer?

*shakes head – okay I’m not going to think about that part*

Before finishing first helping, your appetite just gets bigger and can't resist a second or third helping!

Some of the items price list:

Rice : RM 2 per head (refillable)

Vege : RM3/ plate

Sambal Egg : RM 5 (2 pcs)

Fried Chicken : RM 4.50 /pc

Beef Rendang : RM 5 /plate

Prawns : RM 6/plate

Soup (Beef+potatoes+carrots) : RM15 /bowl

Total bill for 8 pax : RM 155.

Food was satisfying, a good lunch indeed ! ^_^ We enjoyed the food spread very much!

Puti Bungsu Batam

4 Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur

Tel# 03-2171 1197

Business Hours: 9.00am – 12.00am

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dim Sum - Li Jin Restaurant, KL


It was just last week I had All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum at Rennaissance Hotel, KL with my classmates. (Click here to view post). I went to another Dim Sum buffet again today! MUAHAHAHA!

Got a tip off from my classmate (who by now, knows I'm a glutton piggy) there's an "All You Can Eat" Dim Sum at Li Jin's Restaurant, Pavillion for RM 20.80++. The Dim Sum promotion is only valid on weekends and public holidays.

So Lil Piggy set off to Pavillion with an empty stomach, hoping to reach at 10.30am and start devouring all the Dim Sum she can stuff in her stomach! LOL! Ooppss.. I rephrase that : Lil Piggy was hoping to ENJOY every single bite of Dim Sum served..

Contrary to Dynasty Restaurant, here at Li Jin, customers are only allowed to dine there for 2 hours. Serious! They jot down the time you arrive in the piece of paper on your table, along with how many plates you have taken/ordered. There's a placard on the table with a note "Eat all you can eat, to avoid wastage, a surcharge of RM10/100gm will be incurred! thank You!"

Loh Mai Kai in Lotus Leaf

Century & Salted Egg Porridge

Yong Chow Fried Rice - Free flow, available buffet style

Fried Yee Mee - Free flow, available buffet style

Chicken "Drummets"

Cha Siew Pau

Scallops Siu Mai

Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun

Pork with Salted Egg dumpling

Har Kau

Siu Mai

After eating so many stuffs here, my verdict? Would rather pay the extra RM8.32 and dine at Dynasty Restaurant rather than Li Jin Restaurant.

Li Jin Restaurant

Lot 6.39, 6th floor,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

03 2148 2313 / 03 2141 9366

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Love is ALL about YOU


I was not feeling on top of the world for the past few weeks and was condemning myself for every reason I could find. Coupled with stress at work and college, I was losing a grip on myself.
Instead of focusing my time on more important things, I allow myself to be depressed and succumbing to negativity. Once you’re in it, it takes so much effort and courage to get out of it. Thankfully, I am surrounded with people who loves me for who I am and it was comforting to know you are not alone after all.

An E-Book by Clove&Clive entitled “LOVE IS ALL ABOUT YOU” was forwarded to me by someone who cares a lot for me and as I read the lines, all those struck me on how simple life could be, by just.. Loving yourself first! I would like to share the highlights with all of you.

Listed below are the 50 listings (or chapters if you like to call it that way):

Love is accepting yourself for who you are and who you are not
Love is allowing others to be themselves

Love is giving worth to yourself

Love is giving up self-pretense and simply be who you are

Love is recognizing abundance in you instead of lack

Love is receiving with joy what is entitled to you

Love is being grateful for the little blessings that come your way

Love is being thankful for everything that is already you

Love is being kind to yourself in moments of stress

Love is seeing everything with gratitude

Love is opening up to greater possibilities

Love is inspiring others with confidence

Love is sharing your innermost fear

Love is sharing what you love

Love is rewarding yourself for a job well done

Love is listening to your heart

Love is guiding others to grow at their own pace

Love is embracing negativity with forgiveness

Love is listening with the silence of the heart

Love is speaking with fullness of the heart

Love is giving yourself a measure of comfort a day

Love is sharing yourself with others

Love is letting go of past hurts and grievances

Love is forgiving yourself unconditionally

Love is letting go of guilt and regrets

Love is expressing gratitude for lessons that come your way

Love is living your life purposefully

Love is making a difference in people’s life

Love is rejoicing in others' happiness

Love is respecting your needs instead of wants

Love is handling yourself with gentleness

Love is trusting your own capabilities

Love is turning your perspective 180 degrees

Love is surrendering to your highest good

Love is surprising others with random acts of kindness

Love is allowing yourself to live instead of exist

Love is letting yourself be appreciated

Love is overflowing your life with kindness

Love is silencing yourself in stillness

Love is attending to your inner call for peace

Love is giving others the benefit of doubt

Love is making time for yourself and your needs

Love is allowing good heart to be contagious

Love is encouraging yourself to serve

Love is seeing others with compassion

Love is letting go of control

Love is believing in your goodness

Love is choosing loving and positive thoughts

Love is loving yourself unconditionally

Love is letting fear be your teacher

Dedicating ALL MY LOVE to those who love me for who I am.

Thank you for all the support and encouragement and well wishes! God bless each and every single one of you!

~Spread LOVE not Hatred~

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dim Sum @ Dynasty Restaurant, KL


Was so stressed up with uncompleted assignments but I categorize it as a good stress level. Why? Because Lil Piggy have good appetite when she's faced with good stress level.

When my classmates and I decided to meet up and discuss on our last assignment, we agreed to have lunch before we start our discussion. Bad idea? Kinda but satisfying!! hahaha

We head over to Renaissance Hotel for their RM 28++ dim sum ALL-You-Can-Eat promotion, featuring 28 types of variety. Dim Sum Dynasty Restaurant is located inside Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur , serving Cantonese cuisine and dim sum.

The waiters / waitresses would bring out the Dim Sum on a tray to serve the tables, not the usual cart/trolleys used like other restaurants/shops. When they arrive at your table, just pick and choose whatever you want to be placed on your table.

Interior of Dynasty Restaurant, Renaissance Hotel, KL

Yam cake is reasonably made of yam, not just flour.

Chilled Jellyfish with century egg and marinated ginger

Left: Braised TauPok, Right: Szechuan Hot & Sour Soup

Century Egg & Minced Pork Congee

Vinegar braised pork trotter with egg (In Hokkien: Tu Kha Cho)

Tau Foo Fah

Sea coconut and dried longan dessert

Was feeling super full after, how many now? Hmm...triple helping couple of Siu Mais, double helpings of Har Kau, couple of Paus, Loh Mai Kais, Congee, two helpings of Szechuan soup, and the list goes on.. Love their Fried Yam Dumpling, crispy on the outside, soft in the insides and MMPPHHH!!!!!

Lil Piggy could barely walk properly as we exit the restaurant. Greedy PIG! FULL TANK!
What happens during assignment discussion? Well, although we were starting to get sleepy (especially Lil Piggy), we managed to address some areas need to be revised before submission. It surely help if you have a group discussion rather than working on your own. Lil piggy for sure will just flop to her bed after all those food in her stomach if not for the discussion.. LOLZ!

My dearest classmates, we should DO IT AGAIN!! ^_^

Dynasty Restaurant,
Renaissance Hotel
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
Phone: 60 3 2162 2233
Fax: 60 3 2163 1122

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