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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Annyeong Haseyo! The Bab's Korean BBQ @ Likas, Kota Kinabalu

Another round of delicious Korean Cuisine during one fine night.

While it was Bae birthday, we went to The Bab's for a nice Korean dinner in town, some where where not many people would go. 


- The Bab's -

It was our first time there, such a pretty environment at the restaurant, painted in purple and white. :) We have option to have our dinner outdoor and indoor, I'm a bit reluctant to sit out. Way to hot to dine in at Korean restaurant while we stayed in a humid environment 24/7 here.


- Appetizer/ Starter -

So many to eat while waiting for the main dishes!


- Pork Bibimbap - 

By looking at it's presentation, THEY WIN IT!

 

- Hot Plate Bibimbap -

In fact, I love Bibimbap and we had two pots of bibimbap in addition with a plate of fried pancake. Over eating that night for two of us, but it was delicious!!


- Bibimbap - 

Stirred Bibimbap! Both of them were scrumptious, tender meat as for the pork one. Stirred all of it together with their sauce, can't wait for another bite.


- Kimchi Pancake -

Kimchi pancake by The Bab's still acceptable, maybe it wasn't what I have expected. I tried a few Korean style pancake in town, I liked it and I'm still searching for the best one in town!

Overall, dinner at The Bab's was GOOD, however, the guy who took our order was a bit "gangsta" styled, I was totally surprised with the way he talk while taking our order. (No patient) *Boo* 

I paid two person in total of RM78.00++ that night, gosh.


Location : Likas Driving Range


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mt. WuYi (武夷山), China (中国) : 大红袍茶园, 一线天, 风洞与虎啸岩 (Tea Garden, Tread of Sky, Wind Cave and Tiger Roar Cliff)

China Part 4 - Mt. WuYi (武夷山), Northern FuJian (福建)

Hello :)

After our rest at the hotel, the next destination were more towards sight seeing and tea garden, non the less, we had so much walk again!

Well, I'm not going to sit in front my laptop for long, my waist/ back is hurt for days and even today. :( Hope it will recover before my trip!! Gosh!

Do enjoy all the photos here. Can you feel and see what I see?


- 大红袍 (Direct translation : Red Rob Tea) -

And we just walk till the end....


- That's the tea up there! -

The precious tea that the China categorized under world heritage.


- The Tea -


- Various name of tea -

We passes by various kind of tea at the tea garden, some of the even named after the surrounding of the tea being grown. "Can't see the sky" etc etc.


- The Crafed  Rock -


- The cultivation of Da Hong Pao -

Due to high demand and the well known tea from that area, those are Da Hong Pao tea trees which in the end will be selling at the markets.


- A Tread of Sky -


- Art -

Tell him your name and he will draw those mountains with our name!


- A Tread of Sky-


- The Cave -


- 一线天 A Tread of Sky -

It was the aftermath of earth quake by one huge mountain, the place was named Tread of Sky because when we look above, there's only one line that we can look through the sky. 

We had a walk and would like to finish it if possible, but the person in front of us was afraid of walking till the end due to the staircase and the cliff getting narrow when we walk through the end. Way too dark somehow.


- 风洞 Wind Cave -

I think the place were always breezy, that's why being named Wind Cave.


- Amazing mother nature -

That's all for today, I'm going to have some rest!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

两个人的咖啡。 No Bad Day at The B Side, Lido Plaza, #KKCity

两个人的咖啡

Finally got the time to blog a bit.

So, we had another round at this little cafe in town during the night. I just love the simple design and the environment. A cosy cafe located not far from the city centre and more over serving the "IN" drink now a days - The COFFEE.

Let see what we had during these two weekends at the cafe.

Just Coffee, me and him.


- We had Cappuccino -

The biscotti and cookies served with the coffee was nice. :) Coffee was kind of good with biscotti and cookies aside.


- The Cakes -

Range of cakes for us to choose! Yums!


- During one rainy night -

In fact, I love to hang out with him, just two of us and chat what ever shxt. Seeing the rain drizzling outside is just a beau.


- Carrot cake and coffee -


- The Wall -

"Be In Love With Your Life. Every Minute of It."


- The Barista session -


- The Entrance -

Bae may not love the design at the first visit, but on the second (or maybe I love it =D), he likes it too. Simple design and the cosy loving environment and of course!!! The person beside!! Haha =D


- Random Shot -

By bae without noticed. #Paparazzi!! ;)

Facebook :
The B Side Cafe

Location :
Lido Plaza, Lido, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Spotted Jong Fa Pai Kopitiam 中发白茶楼 @ Pavilion Bundusan, #KKCity

Out of random Saturday with my #Saturdate, we went for a simple lunch at Bundusan.

Originated from Tawau, I heard about Jong Fa Pai quite a lot since their opening and wanted to give it a try. And here are what we had!


- Pheonix Balls @ RM9.00 -

Heard that Pheonix Balls were selling like hot cakes, and we were lucky to had it on that day!

The balls were made of meat and salted eggs!


- Mix Fish Slices and Prawn Balls @ RM9.00 -

If only the bowl of soup was served hot!! I love hot soup! Overall taste was acceptable.


- The Menu -

The restaurant is a Non-Halal restaurant. 

We might seek for a bowl of noodles to fill up our tummy or else, have small eateries by Jong Fa Pai, :) I like small eateries.

Facebook : Jong Fa Pai 中发白茶楼

Contact No. : 010-931 6431

Location :
Pavilion Bundusan, Jalan Bundusan, Off Penampang.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mt. WuYi (武夷山), China (中国) : Stage Show of DaHongPao (印象大红袍山水实景演出)

China Part 3 - Mt. WuYi (武夷山), Northern FuJian (福建)

Our trip to FuJian was inclusive of a stage show by one of the world most recognised producer, Zhang Yi Mou 张艺谋.

In fact, what I can only say is THE SHOW WAS AMAZING with 360 degree of outdoor stage show. Blending in with the background of the real mountain of WuYi and allowing us to "teleport" ourselves to Song Dynasty 宋朝.


- The Main Entrance - 

We enjoyed the cold weather while walking from the restaurant nearby after we had our dinner.


- Souvenir Shop -


- The Entrance -


- Backdrop -

One of the backdrop at the outdoor stage.

Maybe some of you might wonder what is DaHongPao 大红袍, it was name of the precious tea, well known from Mt. WuYi. Back then and even until now, Tea plays a huge role in China people lifestyle. DaHongPao also been classified under the "The World Intangible Cultural Heritage" (中国乌龙茶申报世界“非物质文化遗产). 

Back to the show, the show brought us way back to Song Dynasty, the calm lifestyle of that friendly village and forgetting the stressful lifestyle of ours. Lovely music, amazing show with hundreds of presenter. *Clap hand*

Here are some of the photos that I have secretly took. 
(*Cough Cough* secretly)



- The Outdoor Show -

It was freezing while we were watching the show, shivered so much even though we worn gloves and thick attires. Gosh! But, it was a great experience and all of us should watch such stage show if we happen to visit China.


- The Ticket -

Their rubbish, my treasure. I still keep them. :)

And now, my wish list before my China trip again on this month!! ZR1500 by Casio!!! I want to have a good night photoshoot!!!



Sunday, September 28, 2014

It's Just Heavenly, by Kudos Bistro (Modern European Dining), Gaya Street, #KKCity

So we had a wonderful dinner at Kudos. :)

Can I say they have one of the best steak in town? Moreover, sitting in at one of the oldest historical building of Kota Kinabalu.

And also, the combination of bitter, sweet taste of the chocolate lava dessert was PERFECT as well!


 - Starter -

 Chicken and Avocado Salad.


- Starter -

Fresh Ravioli with a Tomato and Cream Sauce topped with Lumpfish.


 - Main Dish -

Ocean-Farmed Salmon. Crunchy bacon, creamy mashed pumpkins. The salmon was delicious!


- Beef Steak -

Tender meat, creamy mashed potato, fresh vegetables. It was such a love. :)


- Dessert -

Chocolate lava! Bitter chocolate with combination of vanilla ice cream. It was PERFECT!


- Desserts -

They said there's always a space for desserts, definitely YES when I see their Tiramisu (with alcohol), Chocolate Lava and Passion Fruit Maringue kind of dessert, my eye blinked, when it melted inside my mouth, all of them just heavenly.


- Kudos Bistro -

Thanks Bae for bringing me out for a nice dinner!

Glad to be there and KUDOS will be one of the best place for steak and I just love to introduce the restaurant to my friends and family!

Facebook : Kudos Bistro

Location :
69, Gaya Street (inside Jesselton Hotel),
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Contact No. :
088-313 366

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mt. WuYi (武夷山), China (中国) : The Cloud's Lair, Heavenly Tour and Peach Blossom Paradise Scenic Area (云窝 天游 桃园洞景区)

China Part 3 - Mt. WuYi (武夷山), Northern FuJian (福建)
云窝 天游 桃园洞景区 (The Cloud's Lair, Heavenly Tour and Peach Blossom Paradise Scenic Area)

Majestic Mt. WuYi there we are to conquer you!!


- Travel with style! -

Coat and Boots from Hong Kong, Vintage Bag from my mom, pant from KK and hat from UK.

We were waiting for the "train" to arrive and off we go to the starting point of the tour!



- One Part of the River -

The tourist guide told us that the river were once used as THE SCENE FOR "JOURNEY TO THE WEST"! The famous movie by Stephen Chow! 西游记 - 周星驰

That crystal clear really give us a WOW!


- Heavenly Tour Scenic Area -

We are getting started, we can't get away from having a lots of walk. But, I LOVE IT VERY MUCH! That beautiful scenery, that person over there just open my eye towards life. :)


- That "Breast" -
Spotted during our toilet visit, perfect spot for the breast look alike peak. It is also one of the landmark at Mt. Wu Yi.


- Water Rafting -

I had water rafting on the second day during our trip, I love how the picture look like, very calm and perfectly taken. :)


- Turtle Peak -

Can you imagine the peak behind me as a TURTLE? The head on the right and it's back on the left.


- Keep Calm and SMILE -

I love this walkway with those trees along. It's lovely and beautiful, keeping us discharge from those negative energy we had. I just can't wait to visit these places of China again!


- Introduction Booth -

The Cloud's Lair, Heavenly Tour and Peach Blossom Paradise Scenic Area (云窝 天游 桃园洞景区)



- Fear not of Tired -

A small fee charged if we would like the local to carry us around the scenic area. Gosh! THEY ARE STRONG!


- Hiking -

Definitely high, my leg starting to shake when we look down.


- 848 Stair cases to go -


- We just hike -

I told myself that I must do it! Although I'm done half way with partially the best scene of Mt. Wu Yi. haha :D


- My Behind -

Everyone walking, there's so many locals who having their local tour as well.


- Looks Gorgeous, right? -


- At the booth -

Had a good look on Heavenly Tour, those peaks behind are peaks introduced during our tour.

- Just Half Way -

I didn't walk further, just stop here and back to the ground to meet up with my parents. :)

To walk further up, those would be people behind me!! During my friend's recent visit to Mt. WuYi, he was able to walk further, I do salute him after I saw his photo! OMG!


- Back to Ground -

Sure I had a lot of photo shots! I love how the Chinese could craft the words to the wall. It does amaze me each time I saw them. :)

Somehow I do learn something from those crafted words.


- BOO! -

Failed jumping pose! haha :D

Such a beautiful hiking during the day!