Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Last Day in KL : Sampai Jumpa Kuala Lumpur

Hakka noodle
Breakfast by the road side
I woke up hungry since we had light dinner the night before. This hotel didn't provide breakfast. I don't know if there was an option to get breakfast through hotel. But there was a small cafe downstairs next to lobby area.

We're in Kuala Lumpur, I felt that it's a waste of room in our tummies if we just settled with typical hotel breakfast. So we were out looking for breakfast around 8 in the morning. Worst comes to worst we just head to McDonald for breakfast if we couldn't find anything opened.

We started walking towards the left hand side of the hotel, going through the construction site (MRT project) walking along Jalan Bukit Bintang. Most of the restaurants were not opened and the opened ones didn't look appetizing. In the end, we turned around towards the back of hotel and just two doors down from our hotel there was this establishment that looked like a small coffee shop style restaurant.

Village Park Restaurant - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Food display
Located at a busy strip mall, this business looked just like any other businesses in the area. When we walked in there was people lining up to pay. Well, it was sort of early for lunch, so imagine how busy it would be during lunch rush.

The seating are wasn't very big so we got a table just next to the food staging area. So strategic. That's where I took a short video of one of the employee chopping up awesome looking golden color fried chicken leg and placed them on plates of rice. Just looking at the video made me hungry again.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Third Day : Around Bukit Bintang

Nasi lemak with egg and sambal
We told our host friend family that we'll check in the hotel the day after. Even though they insisted that we stay with them. But we convinced them that we still wanted to check out the city. So in the end they gave up and went according our plan. We made a reservation online through Agoda and by end of day on Sunday we already had accommodation for Monday night.

We were ready to take train back to Bukit Bintang area. But we were offered a ride to town along with free lunch. Who could refuse that kind of offer ?

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Money Wreath

I don't know why people try to avoid giving out plain cash as christmas presents. I am Chinese and we give out red envelope for Chinese new year. But you can give this a try if you want to make it a bit different and more fun. I came across this posting about making money wreath. Check out the original link here for a tutorial video.

I used 15 pieces of $1 bills. A bit fabric ribbons of whatever I had in my collection box and a few stickers. But you could always come up with whatever ideas you have to decorate your money wreath. Have fun.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Second Day in KL : Seafood Feast !

We checked out early from our hotel and hired a cab to our friend's house. We were going to spent a few days at his house but he got called out for a job out of town. So we rushed there to spend a few hours instead.

As soon as we got to his house, he walked us to a nearby coffee shop to have breakfast together. We were too busy catching up so I didn't have a chance to take any pictures. The whole morning and afternoon were spent with him and his family. I was glad to be able to just relax and do nothing much. Then his family treated us to a feast of seafood at Coconut Flower Restaurant in Klang.

The restaurant was busy though it was almost in the middle of nowhere. It's always a good sign when a restaurant is busy even though the location wasn't so hot. So I started with a good note on it. We got two types of crab - a simple plain steam and another one in black pepper I believe. Both were packed with natural sweet flavor. I enjoyed it with cautious since I had an allergy attack after my dinner of fried oyster in Penang. But luckily I survived this one. Phew.

Coconut Flower Restaurant
Address: 702, Jalan Udang Galah, Telok Gong, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone:+60 3-3134 1218

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sagar Vegstaurant - Santa Clara

The plate used had different compartment for different types of dishes
*Update 06/10/17: this business has closed down permanently*

Located on a strip mall on El Camino, this restaurant could be easily missed. It was small and next to an adult video store. When we walked in there were two tables occupied and nobody to greet us. We stood for like a minute. Then I saw a lady in the kitchen looking out to us so I waved to her. Then another lady came out and told us to sit ourselves.

They offered quite a vast array of vegetarian dishes though I didn't know any of them. ha..ha.. There were also two types of rice, the plain one and the yellow one. I started with the plain rice and picked a dish with peas on it and another dish with potato and something else. Drinks were included on the buffet price of $10.99 so I went to the drinks area and got a glass of water and another glass of hot tea with milk. One of the Yelp reviews mentioned free soda. But apparently either the soda machine was out of order or they stop offering it but didn't want to look cheap so posted sign that the machine was out of order instaed.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Munlustay 88 Hotel - Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

I found this hotel through Agoda and decided that the location and price was just what we were looking for. It's close to most eateries that we wanted to try and also next to the big road Jalan Dato Keramat which was one of the roads passed by most buses. So if you are planning a trip that includes travelling by public transportation, this could be the hotel for you too. Keep reading !

The hotel was just few minutes walk from Times Square which food court offered a varieties of food for everyone. Also very close to the hotel was the New Lane hawker street famous for it's street food. Don't forget to check out my posting about Penang food.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Ansa Hotel - Kuala Lumpur

This hotel was previously known as Piccolo Hotel. We didn't get the notice that the name was changing to Ansa Hotel so were surprised when we got there and found a different name.

Location wise, this hotel was in the heart of Bukit Bintang area which is the main tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur. Our room was on the fourth floor with window facing the road (Jalan Bukit Bintang). Room was upgraded with laminate floor that looked like wood. Shower room was separated from toilet so that was a plus as well. In fact, the sink was outside the shower room just next to the desk.

All in all we were satisfied with the room considering the price we got was pretty decent. Until that night when we went back to hotel. We didn't know that just below our room on the street level was a club ( I think it was called Club Del Mundo). And music was blaring all night long. I'm not kidding. All night long till at least 4 in the morning. Needless to say our sleep wasn't very sound that night.

Ansa Hotel
101, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
60 3 2146 5000