Thursday, December 27, 2012

McWrap @ Subang DT

Hi, everyone. I'm back here again, everyone is in holiday mood now.. so do I, left out a bit in blogging. But I keep you all posted here. How are you all? Everyone doing good? I'm fine.. =D

Recently I found this McWrap launched quite sometime ago at McD Drive through outlet in SS15 Subang Jaya. New promotion attracted me to try it out. Two selection available which are Chicken McWrap and Beef McWrap for limited time only. Have anyone try it out before??

Chicken McWrap and Beef McWrap for limited time only

This how McWrap look like

I'm going for Chicken McWrap first during lunch hour between 12-3pm cost only [RM10.50] for medium set with a set of drink and fun fries. First I thought of going Chicken Fold Over, but the waitress said "face out" they're replace with McWrap. Let see if anything different between them. I'm curios to know how's the taste look like.

Golden cripsy chicken~

McWrap it's huge portion similar to Fold Over size, tortilla but wrapped it in IO' filled with golden, crispy chicken, with green lettuce and tomatoes slices. There's a guide for you to open WcWrap as written behind the packaging. One bite, immediately I fall in love with this McWrap, not bad chiken meat filled with CURRY POWDER plus a little peppers. Satisfied with huge portion make me bloated only McWrap itself not yet plus drink and fries. And I also hear from friend Beef McWrap also not bad, what do you think about it??

Like to eat with Chili sauce

McWrap set

McWrap only available for a limited time only in 10 McDonald’s restaurants through out Klang Valley. For more information please refer to McWrap website. Grab it before it's gone!!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Cameron Highlands, Pahang Darul Makmur

We continue our journey to Cameron Highlands through Simplang Pulai road after breakfast. According to my friend, it's best to go by Simpang Pulai road, the road as wider surface compare to Tapah old road which is winding and narrow. Cameron Highlands is the smallest district in the state of Pahang which is located in the north-western corner of the state. One of the wonders of Malaysia, it is the largest and most famous hill resort in the country. This highland paradise still retains much of the charm of an English village.

Border of Cameron Highlands

Journey from Ipoh Simpang Pulai to Cameron Highlands tooks about 45 mins to an hour depend on the weather and traffic bound. I'm worry in the first place of the weather is always uncertain nowadays heavy rain that will interrupt my journey to Cameron. I prayed to God hoping the weather is fine and I hope my dream come true that I'm craving for this long long time ago.

Welcoming message "Selamat Datang ke Cameron Highlands"

Half way going up, friend been winding down mirror to feel fresh cooling air outside. I can hear nature sound like bird chirping, monkeys singing from forest along the mountain. Surprisingly, hot sunny day right after I reached border of Pahang state and with the Welcoming message "Selamat Datang ke Cameron Highlands".

Sun Rising on top

Beautiful Nature

Friend decided stop by for photo shooting since we been driving quite some time, needed a break before we heading to town. Get down from the car, relax mode is on beautiful nature God's creation absolutely amazing. Don't you think this place look like one of the seven wonders in the world?

Beautiful mountains behind

Photo shooting

I feel like screaming out loudly on the air.. I'm happy to be here... this is second time visiting after my childhood primary school trip until now. Can't remember if this place still remain the history or more towards to the development. "Thank you God" for a beautiful weather so that I can visit many places around. I prayed to you, keep me safe along the journey... Hahaha!!

Hope to visit back here again

Journey continue to our first destination.. Do follow me on my next post!! See ya.. !! Cameron Highlands here I come!! Have you been to Cameron Highlands? xD

Cartoon Buns @ Yee Fatt, Ho Lok Park Ipoh

Early morning my first destination of Day 2 to is to Cameron Highlands after landed in Ipoh Day in 1. Follow my post here on Ipoh trip Day 1. We started journey at early at 8.00 AM (GMT+8) to avoid jam during public holidays. My friend said can't just go the hill without empty stomach, thus friend bring me to this Cartoon Steamed Buns shop that is famous in The Stars Newspaper lately.

Cartoon Buns @ Yee Fatt, Ho Lok Park Ipoh

Friend told me this shop been selling a lot cartoon characters and their buns are absolutely delicious with affordable price. Reminder from my friend, must go early in the morning because this buns are selling like hot cakes, selling out very fast.

Varieties design available here

Highlighted in The Star Newspaper

Popular news lately

I was here as early as 8.15 AM, to see the most popular Angry Bird Steamed Buns. I thought I would chance to meet the lady owner Goh but it's too bad, the guy was serving me is actually partners with the lady owner. His friendly smile asking me what I want for breakfast. Sadly he said "Angry Bird steamed buns it's not available yet, you need to wait for an hour, as we have other design for you as well"

Pandan buns

porcupine steamed buns

Sort of disappointing without Angry Bird Steamed Buns, but I did see porcupine steamed buns and Hello Kitty steamed buns. Steamed buns had varieties filling including sweets and savory flavors for your choice. They're pandan, kaya, red beans, peanuts and even Char Siew steamed buns too. Steamed buns are priced at RM1.00 for those without designs; RM1.50 for decorated ones and RM1.70 for the tiger-shaped buns.

Hello Kitty steamed buns


Char Siew steamed buns

I prefer savory food for breakfast, so I opted for Char Siew steamed buns. I wallop two buns till bloated. hehehehe.. Eat while it hot, tasty and delicious. I would say it's cheap, be sure next round I will come for Angry Bird Steamed Buns. This shop it's located Ho Lok Park under the Wooi Ning Koong Wooi Building.

Cartoon Buns @ Yee Fatt
No. 13 & 15, Jalan Ho Lok Park,
Taman Ho Lok, Pasir Puteh,
31650 Ipoh Perak Darul Ridzuan
(under the Wooi Ning Koong Wooi Building)
Contact : 016-5592955

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Restoran Tauge Ayam Lou Wong @ Ipoh

Talking about Ipoh, always in my ears "Ipoh, Nga Choy Kai" name familiar every where not just in Malaysia but in oversea too. Nga Choy Kai in Cantonese translation which means Bean Sprouts Chicken located Jalan Yau Tet Shin quite near to Foh San Dim Sum area, you can easily get there. My dinner towards around 8.00 pm more lightly not much people because rained.

Famous in Ipoh

Everyone came out late night, otherwise normal days will packed like sardine tin until no place to seat. Be sure you're early to get PARKING and a table, unless you're willing to queue and wait your turn to get seat. Orders are taken down in quick way without delay.

Open space kitchen

Eyes been looking around to see what I snap down for my blog post. Immediately I saw their open space kitchen, how they handle and prepare food to serve customers. Nothing much to hide, mostly younger guys are working over here. Here of the owner of the shop are in 30's too.Got to know some how waiters aren't friendly, they will sound you improper way when you place wrong orders.

Dishes we ordered.

Food served within 20 mins, I would said quite fast in away because everything it's ready earlier before they started business. I'm shocked by the quantity portion, rather huge for 3-4 persons. Was thinking if we can finish all the stuffs that we ordered.

Nga Choy Kai with mountain water

Taugeh [Bean Sprouts] famous because planted with fresh mountain water flowing from lime stones. Taugeh here are very special, shorter and fatter than the usual taugeh. Big portion seasoned with pepper powder, light soy sauce and oil. Not forgetting fried chopped scallions and red chilies garnished on top before serving. First time tasted "juicy, crunchy plus fatty shape cute!"

Steamed Chicken the smoothness texture

Taugeh must eat together with Steamed Chicken claim that their chicken's skin is the smoothness texture and tender in flesh. As usual mixed with light soy sauce, oil, garnished with chilies and daun bawang for serving. I like chicken meat moist enough to eat. One word delicious!

pork balls big like a ping pong balls

Beside that I love their pork balls in the soup. Big like a ping pong balls, bouncing, chewy and crunchy inside my mouth plus the sweetness of the soup can't describe with words. Take me twice to finish up each of the pork ball, too big to feed into my mouth at one time.

Steamed Chicken feet

My friend like chicken feet, thus he ordered extra dish for his craving. According to him chicken feet was only so so because opposite On Kee is must more better than Lou Wong. I have no comments on it because to me it's fine. Chicken feet are well steamed, moist and soft.

Smooth Koay Teow soup

Mixed everything and eat!! Thumbs up!!

Oh ya, not forgetting the Koay Teow soup. I did give myself a try on it. Not bad I would said sweet in flavorful soup that contains chicken bones, parts and served with a dash of pepper.. Fine tiny Koay Teow into my mouth are very much popular among the locals, beside that they do have Sa Hor Fun, white rice and [oil rice] nasi minyak for additional choice.

Lou Wong's motto "The Famous In Town"

Lou Wong's motto "The Famous In Town" price are almost the similar to the Jalan Gasing Chicken Rice. Be sure you're patient enough on the environment here. Recommended to eat, remember come early. I'm lucky escaped the large crowd, check out my previous post on White Coffee.

Restoran Lou Wong Tauge Ayam Kuetiau
(Bean Sprouts Chicken/Nga Choy Kai)
49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin,
30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong @ Jalan Timah, Ipoh

After sweating and walking in the caves, it's time for tea breaks. Talking about tea time, my friend automatic said "come la I bring to Ipoh Old Town Coffee". Lol.. Ipoh Old Town coffee?? Sounds familiar this name..because I used to drink in the office during tea breaks, those are instant packets. Now I have chance to try the real white office in Old Town Ipoh. Excited.. let go's!!

Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong since 1937

I'm not very familiar with all this road, thanks to my ex-colleagues recommended me a few places for white coffee. According to him "White Coffee located along Jalan Bijih Timah" with a few shop lots that consist Sin Yoon Loong, Nam Heong, Ah Chow, Nam Chau, etc. All these coffee shops do serve brew coffee that is famous for generations. It's very easy to recognize, corner lot opposite 20 storey flats in Ipoh Old Town.

Generations to generations until today

My first choice was the Sin Yoon Loong, walked in "FULL HOUSE", waited for 20 mins just to get a place to seat. Disappointing at the end gave up, walk to opposite next door Nam Heong Old Town White Coffee also packed, walked to Ah Chow Coffee but it's closed. Disappointing turning back to Sin Yoon Loong, was hoping there's a place for us. Along the way, while I'm asking for direction, one old uncle told me Sin Yoon Loong is the best, this even make me an effort to go for it.

The owner of the white coffee, perhaps is the owner's son

At last we reached, it's FULL HOUSE, waited 20 min again just to get a place to sit. I'm lucky behind the table actually moving out, faster seated first before waitress cleaning table. Phew~ Hot, thirsty, right after cleaning table waitress took my order. Adik "mau apa?" Definitely "White Coffee" Iced Satu. It served within 10 min and it's cost only RM1.60 for a cup of white coffee. Cheap?

White Coffee RM1.60

Immediately tasted it, thumbs up!! Fragrant of coffee from the drink, using "pulled" like teh tarik style, giving a kick into coffee. I enjoyed the atmosphere Kopitiam whereby elderly citizens sitting here talking to pass the time. Recalling my late grandfather's Hainanese coffee, definitely classic. Smooth coffee and not too sweet even it's cold with ice, they still preserved coffee taste. Within 20 mins I finished a glass of white coffee!! And I'm going for second round because it's too thirsty plus I can't stop drinking it.

.Enjoying drinking it!! =D

Wanted to try Nynoya kuih but it's too late, after 4pm mostly the shops are close, but if you want to drink coffee still available. And, I managed to try Kai Tan Cake filled with jam. It's cost RM0.60 each. Soft and moist to go with coffee, tasted good!!

Kan Tan Cake [RM0.60] each

Finished all, Burp~ xD

They place is packed and it's hard to find parking. Be sure you're early to get parking and a place for seat. First come first serve, I would be some other time to try their morning breakfast. Happy at least I tasted the original white coffee here. By the way, Sin Yoon Loong, one of the oldest traditional Hainanese coffee shops in old town, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. They served quality hot and cold beverages, toasts with kaya (a favourite Malaysian coconut jam), Chinese sponge cakes and other local delights. I'm am proud to be Hainanese because I love coffee!!

Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong
15A, Jalan Bandar Timah,
30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Business hours: 6AM-5PM

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sam Poh Tong @ Gopeng Road, Ipoh

Next destination would be famous Cave Temple Sam Poh Tong after visting Kek Look Tong. Sam Poh Tong is called(Cavern of Triple Gems) whereby is a Chinese Temple constructed in a limestone cave. It is located at Gunung Rapat area and if you drive along Jalan Gopeng heading towards Simpang Pulai, you will see the Chinese Temple on your left on the limestone hill right after the Petronas station. The first Temple would be the Ling Sen Tong and you just drive straight until you see Sam Poh Tong at your left.

Cave Temple Sam Poh Tong

I remembered this place well, been here before, when I was 7 years old, my late grandfather's ashes stored here inside temple's compound. In addition to the Buddhist cave temple, the temple's compound includes a crematorium and a columbarium. This area becomes packed at Ching Ming Festival falls on 4th April every year when Chinese paying respects to their ancestors.

Everything changed, previously compare to this time. As I walk in I saw huge fencing outside Sam Poh Tong covered with marble design looks like great wall of China. And I saw a lot beggars especially old ladies been begging for money. Sympathy came across my mind without thinking so much, I took out my wallet donate a small amount to them.

Main entrance to Sam Poh Tong

Saw some monkeys climbing roof top

Beside that, got one old lady has been selling the tortoises’ feed for years. The ‘Kangkong’ leaves in a small bunches cost RM1. I never forget the memory of visiting tortoise, and I want to go again this time, I don't mind buying for the tortoises’ feed. After snapping photos, I carry on to visit tortoise inside the cave.

Tortoise feeding

Getting lesser and lesser tortoises over here

The main altar area is smaller than I expected and filled with statues of Buddha and deities. A staircase leads up to an upper level where there are a few more statues in display cases. Behind a padlocked gate are some steps leading up the hillside but the path seems abandoned and overgrown. Beyond the altar is a passage way leading out to a secluded garden containing the 'tortoise pond' and an ornate pagoda building with red roof tiles. Last time place well highlighted and it's famous for tourist destination. During the prayers timer, totally packed with people at all.

A fenced-off pool of vivid dark green water surrounded
by an assortment of turtles sitting on a drab brick pavement.

The pond was disappointing saw a fenced-off pool of muddy green water surrounded by an assortment of tortoises sitting on a drab brick pavement. Pond's water down sizing plus small portion of water for tortoise to wet their bodies.The water was changed irregularly and that the living conditions totally poor with savage smell. I purchased a bunch of kangkung (swamp spinach) from a old lady at the entrance and I threw pieces over the fence to get tortoises attractions. Wondering if they really eat this bunch of Kangkung. They seemed lazy but eventually gobbled down the food.

The pagoda building is reminiscent of Buddhist temples in Japan

The pagoda building is of Buddhist temples similar to Buddhist temples in Japan but it was also fenced off and padlocked. The whole area is completely encircled by towering cliffs and dead road exit other than the passageway back into the cave temple. It was a silent and forlorn place, not helped by the fact, and the only sounds I could hear were the tortoise doing belly-flops into the pond and the abundant mosquitoes buzzing near my ears. Sound's creepy during the night time.

Visitors taking pictures

Cave filled with limestones

A group visitors mainly are family group busy taking photos here. Really hope, they can maintain this place well so that they can attract more tourist to visit this cave again. It took me 30 min to visit here poor maintenance nothing much to visit, walked out with disappointing feelings.

Sam Poh Tong
No. 36543, Jln Raja Dr Nazrin Shah,
31350 Ipoh, Perak

Kek Look Tong @ Gunung Rapat, Ipoh

After lunch at Dai Shu Geok ( 大树脚/大树头) , we carry out our first activity visiting cave. My friend was interested outdoor activities thus he bring us to Kek Look Tong in Gunung Rapat, Ipoh. Slightly 30 min drive from the Ipoh town. Rather confusing at first to find this place, because in ipoh there's a lot cave hidden out there and the road is a bit tedious, it took us sometime depending on the GPS to guide there.

The Kek Look Tong Cave Temple is a tourist attraction for cave. The cave complex comprises a central altar featuring a number of Buddhist figures as well as various deities of the Chinese pantheon. Surrounded by stunning stalactites and stalagmite formations, the cave provides a peaceful prayer site for Buddhist devotees and general enjoyment for the public. More info about the this history, read here

Popular Tourist Attractions

Kek Look Tong in Gunung Rapat, Ipoh

Walking towards entrance

Free admissions to public

Photography behind beautiful limestone

Natural beauty limestone #1

Natural beauty limestone #2

Wild life here, cute little monkey

Place of worship

Cooling place to be

Guan Yin statue behind

Taoist and Buddhist statues #1

Taoist and Buddhist statues #2

Pond with Koi Fishes

Behind backyard garden #1

Behind backyard garden #2

Behind backyard garden #3

Koi Fishes in front Garden

Photo in front garden with Guan Yin statue

Beside visiting cave, they have landscape garden, Buddhist statue, natural flora and fauna, and it's a place for Geological studies for those who're interested in geology especially in limestone. Free entrance to public, opening from 7am till 6pm daily including public holidays. For those who like nature can do drop by here.

Kek Look Tong
Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak
Contact: 05-312-81129
Opening hours
Daily, 7am - 6pm,
including public holidays