Browsing Category

Travelogue

Food, Travelogue

The Alshaya Food Tour – Texas RoadHouse

day3

The last stop of our The Alshaya Food Tour will be at Texas RoadHouse and I am starting to miss everyone in the team.

The first Texas RoadHouse open in 1993 at Clarksville, Indiana. They aims to be a restaurant where customers of all ages can have a great meal with great prices and great fun. Texas Roadhouse is known for their Hand-Cut Steaks, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Made-From-Scratch Sides, and Fresh-Baked Bread.

TheAlshayaFoodTour96

Continue Reading

Food, Travelogue

The Alshaya Food Tour Dubai – Shake Shack

day3

Time for Shake Shack!! I have been looking forward to them in The Alshaya Food Tour.

Shake Shack had always been listed in the Top must eat fast-food in New York. This reputable fast food chain was also known as the NY Icon.

Every successful restaurant chain started somewhere small. Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. In 2004, the bid was won to open a permanent kiosk in the Park: Shake Shack was born.

This modern day “roadside” burger stand serves up delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more.

We visited the outlet at Dubai Mall. Other than Dubai Mall, they have outlets at Jumeriah Beach, Mall of Emirates, Financial Bay as well as Dubai Airport Terminal 3.

TheAlshayaFoodTour83

Continue Reading

Food, Travelogue

The Alshaya Food Tour Dubai – P.F. Chang’s

day2

We will be heading to Dubai Mall for our second tasting session at P.F.Chang’s. P.F.Chang’s is an Asian-themed US casual dining restaurant serving American Chinese food.

Even though there a Chinese word in the American Chinese food and the dishes look like Chinese food, the foods served in P.F. Chang’s were not like our normal Chinese Chinese food we had back home. Sound Complicated right?

Just remember that it is American-Chinese food!

TheAlshayaFoodTour55

According to the organizer, P.F.Chang’s is one of the popular dining venue in Dubai. At around 6pm, the restaurant was almost 60% – 70% filled with customers. There were queue lining up waiting to dine in the restaurant. We were greeted by a group of their service staffs eagerly waiting to usher us to our tables.  

Continue Reading

Food, Travelogue

The Alshaya Food Tour Dubai – IHOP

day2

Day 2 official marked the start of the whole Alshaya Food Tour which we will be taste testing 4 different American-based restaurants. Starting with IHOP, PF Chang, Shake Shack and lastly, Texas Road House. This was also marked the start of my work as we are required to hand in our food review about the restaurants on the same night. Our reviews will act as one of their consideration in bringing the 4 restaurants into Asia.

After a great night sleep in the Sheraton Sweet SleeperTM Bed, I am all fresh and ready for the challenge.

TheAlshayaFoodTour25

OOTD: Top & Skirt from Lady & Toki (Bangkok), Straw Hat from Bangkok, Longchamp Sling bag

Continue Reading

Food, Travelogue

The Alshaya Food Tour Dubai – Day 1

day1

“You have been selected for The Alshaya Food Tour in Dubai !” When I saw the email, I could not believe my eyes. I had been blogging for the past 2 years and this was the biggest recognition I have ever gotten. After knowing who were the other 4 food bloggers, I was kind of stress on my contribution for The Alshaya Food Tour. I was the most novice in the whole group. Nevertheless, I am up for the challenge.

Dubai Here I come!!!

TheAlshayaFoodTour1

My first in-flight lunch on Emirates Boeing 777.

Continue Reading

Food, Lifestyle, Travelogue

2D1N Valentine’s Day Getaway in Johor City Square

People may envy me that I am working in my boyfriend’s company which I may be able to have my own freedom of time.However, behind the scenes we usually stay in office to work till super late and burn our weekends off.

Most of our time spent together is either working in office or working at home.

This year is our third Valentine’s Day together. I started planning for our Valentine’s Day almost a week in advance.

“Valentine’s  Day Staycation, Valentine’s Day Dinner, Valentine’s Day Oversea Getaway” etc etc. I thought of every single activities that a couple would do together for Valentine’s Day.

In the end, we decided on a 2D1N Getaway in Johor, Malaysia. Away from the crowded Singapore where it so hard to get a place to dine without reervation and where everything were marked up for this day.Other then celebrating Valentine’s Day, this was also a getaway trip for us to rest.

It’s Valentine’s Day, how can I not prepare present for my beloved boyfriend.

Before heading to Johor, I made one of his favorite snack, Muah Chee. Did not expect that the dough came up to be in heart shaped. Perfect for the Valentine Day.

VD0

 

VD1

 

Continue Reading

Travelogue

2D1N JB Getaway wif hubby~❤

Finally, I get my Johor Getaway. Even thought, it was a short 2D1N getaway, I am still happy and excited. I get to spent 2 full days with my boyfriend without any disturbance and stress from school and work. However, this getaway wasn’t very perfect as I am having very bad eye infection.But I still enjoyed my very fattening getaway.

First stop, when we reach City Square. We headed to our favorite cafe, Papa rich to satisfied our crave for steam chicken.

Honey Lemon
RM 6.90

Fruit Juice
RM 9.90

Steam chicken with Ipoh hor fun soup
RM 11.90

This my favorite. I had been craving for it for since after my last visit to City Square. The chicken was super tender and juicy. The Ipoh hor fun soup is delicious too. It is a definite must-try in Papa rich.

Steam chicken with curry noodle
RM 11.90

Another combination of the steam chicken.

Luo Mai Kai
RM 5.80

Steam Otak
RM 6.90

Food : ❤❤❤❤
Service :❤❤❤
Price : RM 58.20 ($23.2)
Overall Rating : ❤❤❤❤
 

After a wonderful lunch, is time for shopping !!

CNY deco on central stage

View from level 3

Action City was filled with Valentine’s Day feel. Lots of gift ideas..

Soft toy and chocolate bouquets

Cartoon candy boxes

Any chocolate for you ?

Hello kitty wafer stick

Teddy bears

Cute Line character found in Action city.

City Square is still currently under renovation but there alot of new shops and F&B outlet.

Famous Amos

Tang Shifu

Bean Talk

51 Soya bean in City Square too

Korean BBQ restaurant

Dontaku

Time for desert !! We decided to try this new desert cafe.

Toufu pudding with peanut
RM 5

This is super yummy. The toufu pudding which is our 豆花 is super smooth and soft. The peanut was yummy too. The serving is generous, just nice for me and my boyfriend to share.

Pearl Milk Red Tea
RM5.90

It super milky.. YUM YUM

Food : 
Service :❤❤❤❤
Price : RM10.90 ($4.35)
Overall Rating : 
 

After good food and shopping. Next up, Sleep !!! That life (: 
 

We will be spending our night at Puteri Pacific Hotel. It is around 5 to 10 minutes walk from City square. The hotel is currently under renovation but there not much noise during our stay. 

Checking in

We book the princess deluxe room. I am very happy with the room, is cosy and spacious.

       Room View

Another angle

Doorway

Mini bar with wardrobe

Bathtub

3 sided mirror

Television

Study table

Menu

Room lighting and aircon control

View from room

After checking in to our room. We roam around the hotel. Here some of the facilities :

Swimming pool

After our rest. It started raining. Instead of proceeding to KSL for dinner and shopping. We decided to spent the rest of the day in City Square.

Chinese new year goodies shopping at City Square.

v

Seoul Garden for dinner !!

Wonder why we had Seoul Garden in City Square ?

Total bill for 2 : RM53.98 ($21.54)

Day 2 :

We decided to had a quick lunch before we headed back to Singapore. We gave Taangshifu a try, however, is disappointing.

Pu Er Tea
RM12.90

Guava with chen pi
RM 3.90

Mee suah with dried scallop and abalone slice
RM16.90

The mee suah soup is very bland and not very nice.

Dried Scallop with petite abalone mixed rice
RM 16.90

A total disappointment. The rice is complete soaked it the sauce.

Food : ❤❤
Service :❤❤
Price : $30 per pax
Overall Rating : ❤❤

Before we leave for Singapore. Not forgetting getting my popcorn from planet popcorn.

Loots of my 2D1N trip !

Popcorns

Accessories from Chameleon

Vans Hello kitty belt

Travelogue

Bangkok Day4 (6Aug12) : Wat In,Pirom Plaza,Wat Tramit

Finally,we reach Wat Intharawihan. The 32-meter standing Buddha is really spectacular. It really worth a visit even if you are not a Buddhist.








After praying,we went to buy ice-cream from the vendor that we saw at the gate of the temple. I ordered coconut ice cream however the uncle gave me mixed flavour. It tasted yummy.

 

Wat Intharawihan

Opening Hours: 08:30 – 20:00
Location: 114 Wisut Kasat Road, Banglamphu,
Old City (Rattanakosin)

 

Next up, We continue our journey to Pirom Plaza. This will be thehighlight of theBangkok trip for my hubby. I did lots of research ongun dam sets inBangkok. Pirom Plaza was recommended in most hobby forum.It said to have an under one roof of hobby shops inBangkok. We were looking forward to find some rare sets and lots of shops for us to look around.

Upon reaching, we were disappointed. The shopping mall look so deserted.Most of the shops were closed.We only saw less then 5 shops that were open.




Lucky, we managed to find 3 sets of 00 Raiser Gundam that hubby is looking for. From what i knew from him,he seldom see these three sets he bought. The shops here doesn’t entertain discount as they were selling at 50% as compared to the departmental stores in Bangkok. If you are a Gundam lover, you may wants to drop by to take a look but don’t expected prices to be alot lower then Singapore.

Pirom plaza : ภิรมย์พลาซ่า วังบรูพา

Address:
921 Mahachai Rd., Wangburapapilom
Panakhon, BKK 10120

(Next to Grande Ville hotel)

Opening hours: 11:00am-6:00pm
We proceed to our next destination,Wat Tramit.
Wat Traimit houses the world’s largest golden seated Buddha measuring nearly five metres in height and weighing five and a half tons.
Outer look of the temple



The golden buddha



Wat Tramit

 

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
Location: Traimit Road
(west of Hua Lampong Station), Chinatown

How to get there:Take escalator exit #1 and continue walking straight across the street, past a canal and make a left on Treemit road. Just a short walk down and you will find Wat Traimit along with several smaller temple complexes and a school.

Wat Tramit marked the end of our temple tour for the day. Since we were ahead of time, we decided to head back to the hotel for a little rest and wash up.
We didnt expected that it will be so difficult to hail a taxi in chinatown. We decided to take the tuk-tuk back to hotel. As agreed,the journey back to hotel will be 150BHT. The tuk tuk driver was nice enough to send us back to the hotel without going anywhere else. The ride was thrilling and fun.Advise for people wearing contact lens, please wear shades to protect yours eyes from all the dusts and sands.

 

Tuk-tuk driver asking for direction to hotel

On board the local transportation

After a wash up and rest at the hotel,we decided to head for Pratuam Market.

.

It really a fun and unforgettable trip i had in bangkok. As we make our way over to platinum mall, it started raining. I had been bring along my umbrella throughout my trip but i decided to leave it back at the hotel for this time. We ended up caught in the rain. Anyway,it’s fun running in the heavy rain. Lucky,the rain doesnt last long.
We managed to proceed on to platinum mall.We decided to stop by Swensen for dinner without realizing that they dont serve main courses. However, we had our deserts before dinner.
I love the cup


Nutty Ice cream waffles
Food : ❤❤❤
Service: ❤❤
Overall: ❤❤
Price : 159BHT (SGD$6.20)
After our ice-cream,we went to the food court at platinum mall for our dinner.

Coupon counter

Food court

Pad Thai
It cannot be said as the nicest pad thai i ate in bangkok. But it taste really not bad.

Chicken Curry rice

Goyza

Ice Gingko
Hubby get cheated on this.On the pictures it seem like yam with gingko but it ended up is just gingko in sugar syrup.The gingko is not fully cooked too.
Overall dinner : ❤❤

Newstand in bangkok
Headed on to Pratuam Market.From what i had research on, it was open 24hrs.However,when we reached it was close or we went the wrong place.We managed to find a few stores that open along the street to Baiyoke.


Finally,i found my mango sticky rice at a roadside stall. We bought back for our supper.It totally super sweet and yummy.I simply cant get enough of it.

Food : ❤❤❤❤❤
Price: 110BHT (SGD$4.30)