Showing posts with label hotel review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hotel review. Show all posts

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Palm Garden Hotel Putrajaya- Spacious and homely- Malaysian hotel review

Palm Garden Hotel is located just next to IOI mall. It is also adjacent to Le Meridien and Marriott. Stayed overnight to attend my specialist placement meeting.

First impression-relaxing and laid back. Spacious. We booked deluxe King sized orchid room. It's as big as a studio. With enough space for baby Bing to run around without knocking into things. Despite the extended bed, Bing just wanted to snuggle against mommy when he slept.

Huge bathroom too with attached bathtub. The hotel is a bit old but well maintained.

Wonderful fish ponds along the corridor.

Buffet breakfast. Mostly Malaysian food-nasi lemak, fried kuay teow, rice porridge, baked beans, chicken sausage, omelette, Danish, croissant, bread, fruits, coffee and tea from the espresso machine.

Overall, comfortable. Friendly staff. Well maintained. Affordable. Will consider staying here again.

Verdict 7/10

Monday, June 5, 2017

Perak-selangor-kuantan -where to stop for food and local produce

Heading back from pangkor, we decided to have relaxing road trip back to kuantan.

First stop-Sitiawan.

Of course we have to stop at the famous mee suahfactory. Freshly made noodles at wholesale price!

Konpian Hook Chew Mee Suah 

Read about the dying art of making mee suah.

After buying mee suah, time to have some authentic red wine chicken mee suah! The best we have ever tried! Fragrant chicken braised in red wine sediment that's so rich in flavor and full of punch. The chicken was also well marinated in wine. The hard boiled egg was a perfect combination with the wine as well. If you like it good enough, you can bring home their home made red wine sediment at RM15 each.

They also sell home made tapai/ 酒饼

Besides chicken mee suah, they also have pork or rib mee suah!

Yummy pumpkin soup that Bing finished for his lunch.

Pretty difficult to find this shop.

How can one ever miss savouring a plate of kam pua noodles at sitiawan? Underneath the big tree, as the locals call it, nestle the most delicious noodles. The generous portion of caramel sauce with lean char siew goes really well with their signature sambal. All these goodness for RM3.60 only.

Lee Chuo restaurant 

Heading south, we then stopped at teluk intan.

The famous clock tower. Needs repainting though. A bit of history about the leaning tower.

We soon realise that most good things in Perak are located in the remote areas. Following the crowd, we managed to locate

新裕香糕饼厂 Sin Joo Heong Confectionery
It's famous for its Harimau brand Heong Peah and lotus seed paste cookies.
Extremely cripsy with fragrant taste of sesame.

Look at the crowd! 

They have the classic Heong peah, durian Heong peah and tau sar peah.

We then bought pao from
Yik Mun at Tanjung Malim.. Interesting flavors include kaya, curry chicken, red bean and curry minced beef. Personally still prefer Sri Jaya Pao. 

Last stop of the day was Ken Kee at Batang Kali. It's famous for its claypot yam pork rib braised noodles. Unique taste but not my cup of tea. Kind of pricey at RM13 per pax.

Their signature dishes all summarised on their wall.

Got home just in time to prepare for work on Monday. Looking forward to next holiday!

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Eleanor Roosevelt