15 November 2017

Ximen Jin Feng 西門金峰 (Taipei)

Recommended by @Peamamaaa so I brought Ah Hiong (老妈) to Ximen Jin Feng for dinner.
A short walk for about 10 minutes from Ximen Station.
Place your order on the slip and pass to the staff
We ordered the Stewed Pork Rice (焢肉饭), Braised Pork Rice with Mushrooms (魯肉饭) (small), Clams Chicken soup (蛤仔鸡汤) and Stewed egg (滷蛋). The stewed pork and braised pork are both tender and savoury. The soup tastes flavourful, the ginger and clams add piquancy to the nourishing soup.
Not having enough, we went back for lunch before we make our move to the airport.
This time, we ordered the marinated milkfish's belly (魯虱目鱼肚).
How to get there?
Address: No. 89 Kunming Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Tel: +886 2 2381 2561
Ximen Jin Feng Facebook

Nearest MRT Station: Ximen (Exit 1 or 6)

Opening hours
Daily from 10am to 10pm

08 November 2017

Fu Hang Dou Jiang 阜杭豆漿 (Taipei)

Breakfast at Fu Hang Dou Jiang with Ah Hiong (老妈) before we head off to the airport. We took bus no. 262 from Taipei Main Station (Zhongxiao) bus stop, in front of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taipei Main Store and after 2 stops, we reached Hua Shan Cultural and Creative Industry (華山文創園區) bus stop.

We arrived at about 9.15am and our queue commenced at level 1 near to the stairs to level 2. The queue wasn't that long so within 20 minutes, we could place our orders.
Be ready with your order as they take the orders fast!
Order the drink (浆), then the food (饼).
Salty Soy Bean Milk (鹹豆漿)
You can also order vegetarian salty soy bean milk. The bean curd milk tastes like the steamed egg and is savoury with the fried dough fritters (油条).
Thin Shao Bing with Egg (薄饼夹蛋). Tastes like our crispy egg prata.
Egg crepe with fried dough fritter (蛋饼夹油条)
How to get there?
Address: No. 108 Section 1 Zhongxiao East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100.
Hua Shan Market building, Level 2.
台北市中正區忠孝東路一段108號2樓 (華山市場二樓)
Tel: +886 (02) 2392 2175 / +886 (02) 2392 4053

Nearest MRT Station: Shandao Temple Station (Exit 5)

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sundays: 5.30am to 12.30pm
Closed on Mondays

01 November 2017

Jianguo Holiday Flower Market 台北市建國假日花市 (Taipei)

It was raining cats and dogs on the day that we intended to take the train to Shifen so we changed our itinerary. Ah Hiong (老妈) was quite excited about the change of plan to visit Jianguo Holiday Flower Market.
A vast array of plants, flowers, trees and gardening supplies are found here at affordable prices.
Ah Hiong (老妈) was looking for 紫苏 (Zi Su) but she couldn't bring back the plant.
Variety of seed packets at NT20 each.
Mini flower pots and cactus plants.
Sweet pleasant floral scent from the lilies
Different types of lily bulbs
Dried food such as the dried lady fingers, dried yam, etc
Located near Daan Forest Park, along Section 3 Xinyi Road and right opposite of the Flower Market is the Artist's Corner.
If you are interested in Jade and accessories, visit the Jianguo Holiday Jade Market which is right opposite of the other end of Flower Market.
How to get there?
Address: Section 1, Jianguo South Road, Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Tel: +886 (02) 2702-6493 / +886 (02) 2325-6995
Website: www.fafa.org.tw

Nearest MRT Station: Daan Park (Exit 6, turn left)
A 15 minutes walk from Daan Park MRT Station.

Opening hours

9am to 6pm (Only on Saturdays and Sundays)

11 October 2017

Let your hair down at Gold Coast Morib International Resort

Located along the Straits of Malacca, the resort is easily accessible by a 35 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. The resort offers beautiful coastal scenery, an Outdoor Water Theme Park, Karaoke lounge, Spa wellness centre and other retail shops.
There are five popular types of room for selection, namely the Romantic or Birthday Decoration Setup at Studio Suite, Penthouse Suite, 2 Rooms Apartment, 3 Rooms Apartment and Studio Suite. The Penthouse is an exclusive suite that comes with a private balcony and is suitable for family gatherings and birthday parties.

Penthouse Suite
The 2 Rooms Apartment is best catered to family of four or friends as it comprises of 2 rooms with twin beds. 3 Rooms Apartment is slightly more spacious and it comes with an additional room with single bed. Couples could book the Studio Suite which comes with 1 king size bed or 2 single beds with private Jacuzzi.

Studio Suite with private Jacuzzi
For family and children, they could go for the Outdoor Water Theme Park where it consists of a joint family pool and kiddies pool with two whirlwind slides, racer slide, three mushroom-like showers, pyramid slide station, sea animal splash, baby bangy and many more. The theme park ticket for an adult and a child is priced at RM37 and RM21 respectively.
For couples and friends, indulge yourself for a spa session at the wellness centre to rejuvenate your body and mind. If you are adventurous, check out the Kite and Paramotor, ATV or Flying Fox activities.
You can also take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the wonderful sunset view. Have a perfect dinner at The Pier where you can dine and wine with the sea view. If you are still energetic after the dinner, have karaoke at the Lounge up till 1am.

If you book 3 days 2 nights with the resort, you can consider driving to Tanjung Sepat to explore the food there on the next day. The resort is conveniently located near Tanjung Sepat where you’ll probably take about 30 minutes’ drive from the resort. As early as 6am till 11am, you can have your breakfast at Restoran Yikee Seafood Bak Kut Teh or Ah Hock Seafood Bak Kut Teh. Many locals patronize the two restaurants for the Bak Kut Teh.

In the same area, you can purchase some “baos” at Hai Yew Heng. They are famous for the soft texture of the buns which come with the fillings of preserved vegetables, kaya, red beans, peanut and others. In the same area, near to the Jalan Gelama, there is another shop named Mr. Black Handmade Pau which also sells handmade buns. The fillings of the buns are similar to its competitor, Hai Yew Heng.

Hai Yew Heng buns
In the afternoon, visit the GanoFarm to learn more about the different types of mushrooms. GanoFarm is a Malaysian based mushroom research company that develops their own mushroom-based products such as the Lingzhi powder and grow their own mushrooms like the Monkey Head mushroom, Black Jelly mushrooms, etc.

When you are on the way back to the resort, stop over at Restoran Asam Batu Laut where you can have seafood dinner. Besides having an awesome sea view at the dining area, their fried oysters and Assam Sotong are recommended dishes to order.
And if you are attending the Formula One (F1) event or any other events at Sepang Circuit, book the Gold Coast Morib International Resort which is only 35 minutes’ drive to the Sepang Circuit. Do check out the best deals at Traveloka Malaysia for the available dates at Gold Coast Morib International Resort.

Photo credits: Traveloka Malaysia and Gold Coast Morib International Resort

19 September 2017

What can you do in Kukup?

Besides having KTV and mahjong sessions in the resort, there are other activities you can do in Kukup.

Try the No. 1 Coconut Pudding at Kukup Food Restaurant 金公主海鲜酒楼
Address: 2, 4, 6, 8 &10 Jalan Zamrud 2, Pusat Perniagaan Kukup, 82300 Pontian, Johor Malaysia
Tel: +6017 515 3588
Facebook - www.facebook.com/kukupfoodrestaurant

Contact Fishing Centres if you are keen in fishing

Buy Heong Peah

Drive to and take a walk at Tanjung Piai Johor National Park

Take ferry and visit Pulau Kukup Johor National Park

Jalan-jalan at Kukup
Maybe you'll get to see interesting stuff at Kukup.
These are jellyfish caught and being processed for restaurants.
They use coarse salt to preserve the processed jellyfish.

Eat Lok Lok for supper
Mobile stall is located near the entrance of Air Masin.