Weekend in Malacca

It has been 7 years since I last step into Malacca.

Prior to that, due to work, I will be in Malacca every single month for a week. First impression driving in, there’s so much development!

1. SamFu restaurant

Looks very fancy compared to other Nyonya restaurant. Highly recommended by my Malacca friend. We were the 3rd customers that got there and it’s already full from all the reservations. Thankfully, they gave us a small table but had a time limit with it

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my Toast n Roast @ Chow Yang

Last night CousinTing mentioned Toast n Roast in the chatroom, thus sparking the greediness in all of us. There was one weekend when I was driving around ChowYang and saw that they have a new shop here.

I used to stay in a condo next to the original place and before it was famous, it used to be my Sunday brunch place.

So here we are today!

While the lady boss was taking our orders, I casually asked if this is their 2nd branch. She said that no, they moved here and the old location are now being run by different folks.

The Hakka Noodle with the infamous CharSiew (RM8.50). It’s so bad for you but it taste so good~! Had been a couple of months now since I had it and I question myself what took me so long to come back with every bite. So on point, every time.

The SiewYoke quite awesome too. Crunchy and salty but I think not soft/tender enough. But I’m more of a CharSiew person compared to SiewYoke to be frank. So point me to all the aweseom CharSiew that you know of!

I usually cannot resist a fried wanton or suikow. This is a must side dish for me. Filling stuffed to the max.

Yummy Rating: 
Waze: my Toast n Roast
Parking: Good luck.
Business Hours: 10am -8.30pm

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Makhan @ SS13

Today (definitely it had been forever I blog on the same day) I had lunch at Makhan which is at this cool place near Jaya One. I’ve seen this place on social media but never knew it’s so nearby. I haven’t been to Jaya One for longest time too so no surprise I did not know about the existence of the cool red brick construction sandwiched between it and Columbia Hospital.

It’s a cool place that houses lots of vintage looking bikes for enthusiast. Also, should I point the obvious that the red brick is going to look great as backdrop to your OOTD.

The place serves a mix of British and Indian food so I guess its a good place if you are undecided to go east or west with your dinner party? Also from the looks of it, a good selection of alcohol.

We were there for their set lunch which looks interesting.

Top plate: Pulao Rice and Beef parts in Masala. Initially we ordered the Mutton Curry but already ran out. Mind you, we were there at 1pm. So “beef parts” it is, which we figured will be beef but it’s really a mixture of beef parts. There’s beef tripe, meat and other stuff which I do not want to know 0_o It’s a little on the tough and spicy side. However, the rice was fragrant and tasted buttery. It goes well by itself with the sides.

Bottom plate: Butter Chicken with flat bread. I like the bread a lot. To me, it’s like a very well made fluffy naan. The chicken itself was good and worth trying but nothing to shout about. Recommend to mix the sides with the mains as it deliciously goes well with both rice and naan.

Another point worth mentioning about this place is you have the option to add butter into your coffee (+Rm3). If you are thinking “wtf?” then you can read about the “Bulletproof” coffee fad. 

I would definitely go back as I want to try the mutton curry. That’s a dish recommended by the wait as well.

Waze: Makhan by Kitchen Mafia
Parking: Free but limited. Alternatively can park in Jaya One and walk over.

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Rhythm Cycling 

July is half year mark for 2017. For this year, life has been pretty tough but still everyday is going to be a new day. Still have to plough on.

Late last year my sister started going to this new boutique cycling studio right next to where she lives and have been raving bout it. Few weeks later, she’s still at it.. at an alarming state. Like 5 times a week? Some background, she’s not the most active person I know.

I’m equally as bad. I”m the type that only have 1 yoga pants and not even a sports bra in my closet. I don’t even own a proper covered shoe worthy enough to make it through any exercise -_- Case in point, I went Bukit Gasing for the first time sometime earlier this year and towards the end, the only shoe I have/had gave up and died on me.

Well long story short, I went for my first class in January as since DivaLisa can do it, how hard can it be hahaha… and I can’t barely walk properly for a week. Definitely got a shock at how weak I was and stopped. Not till February when I went for another class with a group of colleagues. Only once a week.

Now in July, I’m still at it. Sometimes thrice a week. Priorities in life had shifted. I would wake up at 8-9am on a public holiday or weekend to attend classes. Sleeping in over the weekend is one of the thing I cant give up till now.

Quoting from my friend – can’t believe you are actually browsing sports wear.

Now, I’m looking forward to each class. It’s the adrenaline and right music crafted by the right instructor got me so hooked to it. Together with these people that’s had also share the same interest. My sisters and friends. Every week we improved together. Most importantly, we are all really feeling stronger and healthier.

Little steps for bigger things in life!

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Seoul 2016

Towards the end of April last year, coincidentally around the same time both me and my sister finished watching DOTS, we decided that it will be such a fantastic idea to visit Seoul that very weekend itself. peek

It was one of my most spontaneous oversea trip taken ever in my life. We booked everything on Monday and off we go on Friday. Just a short 4 days of good food and drinks.

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