Showing posts with label Chinese Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chinese Food. Show all posts

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Jitches Adventure in Malacca: Breakfast, Chicken Rice Balls and Heading Home

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I'm back with the final entry of our Malacca adventure *sense of achievement unlocked* The week has been busy but I'm taking things slow over the weekend by ..... doing nothing. Okay, I did some work after doing nothing for the whole day. Guess my body is not adapting well to doing nothing, lol.
Despite having our girly chats till the wee hours in the morning, I was amazed that we still managed to wake up for breakfast. The breakfast hall is located in another shop-house across the street, within 5 min walk. The shop front sells all sort of peranakan styled goodies - such as beaded purses, shoes and outfits. This sliding glass door is the doorway to the magical breakfast room, lol!
It didn't take long before the other guests started pouring into the hall for breakfast.
We lost count on the servings that we had, but I really loved the chicken wings. The spread consisted of both Western & Asian, ranging from bread to nasi lemak. I have already made a mental note to wake up earlier during my next visit, so I can try everything on the menu:)
We headed back to pack our bags for check out. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality, can't wait to be back!
Courtyard @ Heeren
91 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
75200, Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +606 281 0088
We had to have chicken rice balls before leaving Malacca. However, there was a super long queue at Kedai Kopi Chung Hwa and we weren't ready to queue for 1h under the sun. Thus, we detoured to Malacca Jonker Street Chicken Rice Ball, across the street from Chung Hwa. 
The ordering was done via a smart tablet, but the downside was you can't have any special orders as it will cause confusion in the kitchen. We ordered a plate of mix chicken (steam and roasted) at RM$35 & 10 rice balls for sharing. Skip the otah though. The whole bill came up to be RM$82, which was considered quite decent for the 4 of us.
Our last meal in Malacca before we head home :) Till the next Jitches trip!
Malacca Jonker Street Chicken Rice Ball
17, Lorong Hang Jebat,
75250 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +60 6284 7377
Read our Malacca adventures here:
The Jitches Adventure in Malacca: Geographer Cafe  

Friday, February 28, 2014

KL Work Trip, Sep 2012: Madam Kwan & Shanghai 上海苏浙苑

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TGIF! Can't believe Friday is here again - the last Friday of Feb before another month comes knocking at our doorstep. Before I head off for another busy weekend (celebrating Leecher's birthday!), here is the 2nd installment of KL Sep work trip, which I have almost forgotten till I saw the folder (on Desktop) staring at me, alongside with many other folders, haha! Since I started Feb with an entry on this trip (Part One), I thought I should end the month with the last entry on this trip :) 
A large cup of tea as my morning perk-me-up, alongside with orange juice.IMG_3042IMG_3043
Loaded up on breakfast as I figured that I'll be stuck at client's place all the way till late afternoon. Suffered from hunger pangs attack in between but thankfully I brought along some energy bars to nibble on. 
Lunch at a local food court which looked pretty much like SG food court, with plenty of food choices for everyone.

I had a mini wok of hokkien fried noodles (black) with chicken and chili - gosh, this was really yummy! Love cheap & good food :)
It was back to the hotel after a long day of work & I was mentally exhausted. Provided one-on-one training to over 20 users; felt like a broken recorder after a while having to repeat so many times.
A quick change of outfit later - well, just switching my skirt for jeans & heels for flats, it was time to head out for dinner! 
Back to Pavilion again for dinner. Yes, I'm getting lazier (and perhaps boring) in my quest to travel to find tasty food, haha! I'll just look for the next best alternative nearby, since I'm just too tired to venture further than 100 steps.
Acting all touristy :) My trusty Pus Pus ran out of juice (aka no batt) so I had to rely on backup aka Iphone 4S instead.
After walking round the whole basement, I finally settled for Madam Kwan - well known for uniquely Malaysian dishes, from the signature Nasi Lemak to "wok" style hokkien mee.
A quick glance at the menu, I was all set to order (^^)
No brainer as to what I ordered, haha! Dived straight into one of their signatures - Nasi Lemak completed with a side dish of achar. 
Topped it up with dessert - a scope of chocolate ice cream sitting on top of shaved ice + corn. 
Madam Kwan at Pavilion Shopping Centre
Lot 1-16-00, Level 1
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2143 2297/98
After 2 nights staying in the hotel, it was time to head home. Before I board the flight home, I had lunch at Shanghai 上海苏浙苑, a leading Chinese restaurant that specializes in exquisite Shanghainese cuisine.
I was shown to a corner table and magazines swiftly arrived to keep me company as I waited for the dishes to be served. 
Extremely bloated from lunch, I was all ready to head home!
Shanghai 上海苏浙苑
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur 
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang Level 1
55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Monday, February 3, 2014

KL Work Trip, Sep 2012: Arrival at JW Marriott Hotel & Dinner at Ding Tai Fung 鼎泰丰

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Another week zoomed past without me knowing it ~ Work has been keeping me busy, but I'll make myself switch to off-work-mode once I stepped out from the office building. Can't believe that we are now in Feb! Since Feb is such a short month, I'm sure before I know it, March would have arrived :p The start of this year also means that there are some changes in my role - perhaps it could be a blessing in disguise :) Nevertheless, I'll still be clearing all the backlogs that I have accumulated thus far. KL is fast becoming my 2nd home, with countless trips made within the past 2 years. However, this trip is the only time where I stayed for 3D2N in KL for clients' projects.
Air traffic control tower. I learn a lot about aviation from Rinta, who joined the industry a couple of months back. Lucky her get to tour the various airports all over the world! 
This is fast becoming the mandatory airport pic on the blog every time I travel :) 
It was rather cold in the airport (which explains the jacket) and I had to get a cup of hot tea to warm the body up. I was feeling tired, so I sat at my favourite seat and watched the planes instead. The warm sun rays that shone through the glass panels provided me with the warmth I need.
My travel buddy!
Since the toilet was empty ~ heehee!   
Time to board the plane & I took a quick nap before landing in KL 50 mins later. I was traveling with my boss on this trip, but he only stayed on for 2 days while I extended another day to visit other clients. We checked into JW Marriott Hotel this time round.
Staying in Singapore, I'm so used to pressing l for ground floor. Many a times, I'll walk into the lift and press 1, only to realize that I made a mistake when the lift door opened on level 1, lol! If there were people in the lift, I'll walk out and pretended that I have reached the "right" floor, haha! 
View from 20th floor at the lift lobby.
Nice to see a touch of green :)
Once again, I ended up with double single beds ~ is it so difficult to get a room with king sized bed?? It mostly happened to me in KL and across various hotels.
Energy bar that I'll keep in my bag to give me the extra boost whenever I'm feeling hungry or couldn't afford the luxury for a sit-down meal. 
Relaxing for a while before heading out for dinner with the boss. 
JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Malaysia
Tel: 603 2715 9000
In all my KL trips, I'll try to stay at a hotel that is walking distance to any shopping malls, to have access to food eateries. The plus point at staying at Marriott is that Pavilion is just across the street. 
We ended up having dinner at Ding Tai Fung at Boss's request, lol! I have the impression that the angmohs (at least those in my team) tend to associate Ding Tai Fung with good Chinese food.
Whenever Crispy is in town, we'll bring him to Ding Tai Fung to satisfy his xiaolongbaos craving. A close contender is the colourful xiaolongbaos made famous by Paradise Dynasty. I'm craving for this as I'm typing this entry, lol! 
The rest of the dishes that we ordered, which I personally find it saltier as compared to SG's version. 
Ding Tai Fung 鼎泰丰
Pavilion KL
Lot 6.01.05, Level 6
Tel: 603 2148 8292
Opening Hours: 10am till 10pm daily
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