Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Miller 46 Bangalore- wild wild west in India

Having steak where cows are considered holy. Miller 46 serves wonderful western cuisine.

Nice wild wild west feeling at the restaurant

Leather menu!
Huge portion and of course much cheaper than western food in Malaysia.

Garlic butter bread. Nicely warmed bread.

Double marinated steak with mashed potatoes and blanched vegetables
Rs 600+
Ordered medium. Just the correct texture. Beautifully flavored.

Hot mama steak with French fries and blanched vegetables
Able to taste the original freshness and tenderness. Love it to bits. Drizzled with secret sauce.

Kingfish steak with French fries and blanched vegetables
There are not many places where you can find two perfectly pan fried fish fillet at this price. Crispy skin.

Happy second day in India!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Micasa cafe by the river mega view kuantan

Lunch time with parents in law before flying off for exam in India. Micasa By the river is managed under megaview hotel in kuantan. The place is so beautiful that I would actually recommend wedding photoshoot here! Savouring our lunch by kuantan river.

Spaghetti bolognaise set 
Generous amount of sauce with a spicy kick

Nasi lemak set
With otak otak
Sambal prawns
Rendang chicken
Balanced flavor. Authentic Malaysian food. Being

Tomato fried rice
Chicken yakitori skewers with the right amount of charred-ness dressed with sweet Japanese soy sauce
Salad with sesame dressing
Being a carbohydrate lover, would love a bigger portion of rice though.

Japanese chicken don 
Crispy seaweed with rice cooked to the perfect consistency and mix of texture. Just too much sauce though.

Complimentary passion fruit juice


Love the chocolate seeds

Go and have a look at the fruit and pudding arrangements. Looks fabulous.

Nearby enough for me to visit over lunch time again. After food one can stroll leisurely along Taman Esplanade
Great atmosphere. Good for gathering and birthday celebration too

Friday, March 31, 2017

Lunch date at oui chef kuantan

Heard all about the glamorous head chef here. The food is equally glorious. Here is our experience lunching at Oui Chef

Again, our rare date on a Friday because I'm on study leave.

For the generous portion of food, it's good value for money.

We ordered the lunch set.
Complimentary iced lemon tea/cappuccino and mushroom soup entrée

Steak sandwich. Grilled to perfection. Tender and juicy. Just the right texture. 
The chef was kind enough to slice the steak into bite size before serving.
Drizzled with yummy sauce. 
Focaccia pan fried with butter. 
Chips smothered with chili powder.
 RM 21.90

Chicken burger. 
Very crispy bread crumbed chicken fillet. Chicken a tad bland though. 
A matching selection of tomato slices, spinach leaves, lettuce and rocket 
My burger must have been pan fried after grilling the beef because I could taste it in the bun. ROFL.
RM 18.90

Overall great experience and definitely will visit again.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

枣子树素食馆 zao zi shu - vegetarian delights

Delicious and healthy Saturday treat.
Thanks Victor and shin yi for introducing this place! Zao zhi shu will change your perception about vegetarian food!

Refreshing fruit tea with orangy and honey flavor. Would be perfect with some ice given the hot weather.

So much chilly powder for the dry pan mee!
Balanced flavor and chewy noodles. Yum

Stir fry pan mee with the exact balance of 'wok hei' the fragrance of fry noodles with enough temperature and timing

Deep fried bean curd skin with stuffing. So crispy that it just sizzles in the mouth

'mutton' curry noodles. For those who thinks vegetarian food is all about boring gluten and flour. This dish will prove you wrong

Beggar's porridge. A yummy blend of rice porridge with fresh and preserved vegetarians. The portion is big even for a glutton like me.

All only for the price of RM60+
Too good to be missed

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bombay restaurant kuantan

Lunch date with hubby Ryan.

 Rendang chicken. A nice kick with spice.
Chicken not fried. Less oily :)

Crunchy papadam crackers with a touch of saltiness.

Banana leaf rice which ran out of banana leaf. Nice fish curry sauce with stir fry bitter hours, long bean and pumpkin.

South Indian meal 
Vegetarian option with this nice crunchy Indian bean cake. A variety of dips, soup, vegetable curry and mango salsa.
Interesting flavors. 

Of course can't leave teh tarik (tea with creamy froth-much like cappuccino) out. 

Hearty portion especially for rice lovers.

RM23 bill in total.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chequers TTDI - waffles transformed

Had a lazy Sunday brekie with hubby, Victor, shin yi and baby. Chequers gives you a very lazy weekend feel.
Great atmosphere. Comfy and clean baby chair (you will be surprised at how dirty it can be at some places). 

You can build your own waffles or choose from their menu. 

 Mixed fruit sweet waffles with berry compote and maple syrup. Fresh fruit and good combination. RM 17

Big breakfast waffles with sunny side up double egg yolks. The sauce had too much kick and was a tad too spicy though..RM 26 is a bit too pricey for the portion. 

Vegetarian waffles. Nice baked vegetables with generous sesame sauce. RM 20

Smoked salmon savory waffles with scrambled egg. Balanced flavor. But the salmon could be more smokey. A bit disappointed that there was no salad. RM 20

Overall yummy but probably a bit overpriced. Get discounts from the off-peak Android app. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Don't judge a book by its cover

Spent an hour with this patient in clinic today.

Documented in appointment book that she was initially admitted for second operation of her brain tumor but she chose to postpone it August last year. It's easy to judge and assume that she's a bad patient.

She then admitted to not taking her medications on time, to the extent of missing 3 to 4 doses every week. Again, one can easily label her as the non compliant patient who refused intervention.

But I was given the opportunity to ask her why today.

And I'm so glad that I did.

She is a 53 year old lady, once happily married. Her daughter is already married and lives with her family at far north, about 7 hours drive from her. Life was not easy but she managed to earn a living as a cleaner. She has diabetes and high blood pressure but it's manageable with a few tablets.

Then she became ill. After a seizure and collapse at work, diagnosed with a brain tumor requiring surgery. An initial surgery was done to stop cerebrospinal fluid from leaking from her brain.

She could no longer work. Needs to take many medications and attend regular follow up. Often feels giddy and has headache. Nobody dares to hire her.

She became forgetful. That's why she forgot about her medications.

Her daughter bought her a smart phone but she didn't really know how to use it. Her daughter last visited her half a year ago.

Her husband, dishearteningly, left her to remarry, leaving her alone in a run down house.

She has 10 siblings but they all have their own family to take care of. And she doesn't want to burden anyone.

She had to rely on her neighbors to attend appointments. Or even resort to taking public transport.

She suffered all these alone and did not complain to anyone else.

I did whatever I could.
Made a few phone calls to make sure her appointments fall on the same day.
Wrote some letters so she could get some financial assistance from the welfare department.
Helped her to set reminders on her phone so that she will not forget her medications anymore.

She's grateful.
But she is still afraid about the upcoming operation. Because she doesn't know whether she will be able to take care of herself afterwards.

At least she can live a simple life now.

I hope I could have done more though.

Just some food for thought.
Don't form preconceived ideas about someone until you find out the whole truth.


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