{Malacca} Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

Capitol Nasi Lemak
Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

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today imma introduce a nasi lemak stall – Capitol Nasi Lemak which is located at Gajah Berang, a few doors away from the famous Taiwan Pork Ribs Mee 台湾排骨面. i think it has no relation to the Capitol Satay Celup, i think. and i didn’t chance upon it, my friend T brought me there for brekkie one morning.

oh the leisure to enjoy brekkie on a weekday, oh those days before both of us are tied with work commitment *reminiscent*.

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

here at Capitol Nasi Lemak, you’ll get to choose the condiments to pair with your nasi lemak, like chapfan (economic rice). We had the sambal cockles and sotong along with the usuals – egg, ikan bilis, peanut, kangkung and cucumber.

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

since it’s nasi lemak manned by Chinese, the sambal is on the sweet side, isn’t hot as Malay’s, suitable to those who can’t handle spicy. for me, i prefer the sambal to be hotter, like me lol.

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

Capitol Nasi Lemak @ Gajah Berang

the fried chicken was fresh from the wok while we’re eating, hurriedly got a kaibei for myself.

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revisited with colleagues weeks later for lunchy. the eatery can get crowded during lunchy hour and do expect to queue. however service is brisk, it didn’t took too long to order and food is served shortly after.

this time the dishes was served in individual plates and being shared among us three. it’s like eating economic rice with fragrant fattening rice (nasi lemak :/ ), delectable but isn’t really economic, the lunchy cost us around RM 25 with beverages.

 

Capitol Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak dan Minuman Ah Ho,
Jalan Gajah Berang,
75350 Melaka.

Business Hours:
0800 – finish
closed on Monday

{Over The Weekend} Attending Indian Wedding

Indian Wedding

Hallo Anteaders! how’s your weekend? mine was splendid! Attended P’s wedding and had fun catching up with Indian course mates whom i have never met since graduation, that’s like 5 years back?

didn’t bring Hugo this time, but i had my trusty iBaby with me, managed to immortalize some of the moment. Indian wedding is ermmm interesting and wearying, like Chinese wedding.

i’ll let the photos do the talking.

my weekend started with a bus trip to Seremban where i met up with PL!

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had our dinner at this 好旺Restaurant, S2 before departing to Puchong where we put up a night at.

the fish head meehoon was so good. we ordered for portion of one and we were startled when it’s served, can feed up to three i think.

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chillax at Geoventure before checking in hotel. the liveband was engaging and i likey the female singer. didn’t catch their name though.

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wore saree for the first time! everyone complimented that i look good in the traditional attire, given by our ex-Indian neighbour. it’s pretty but it’s hassle to wear on. had to suck in tummy all the time so that i could fake the nice abs thingy wtf. also my lower limbs were drenched in sweat, the weather was unforgivingly searing hot! price paid to look good huh. no wonder my Indian friends only wear saree on special occasion.

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a nother shot.

don’t know when’s the next time i get to wear saree again, of course have to camwhore gao gao.

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one with PL, my chauffeur over the weekend. hehe. luckily the temple is airy enough, if not we could’ve melted.

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vibrant rangoli!

i ermmm couldn’t resist.

my electric blue nails complement well with my saree. it’s not coincidence.

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like i mentioned, Indian wedding is interesting.

first the groom don in engagement attire will perform some prayer thingy together with the bride’s brother. then the bride’s turn with groom’s sister, in engagement attire. next the groom will change into new wedding attire and continue with the ceremony. after that, bride dressed in bold colour wedding saree accompanied by her entourage will slowly strut in. lastly, the groom will finally get to meet her stunning bride in the ceremony and tie each other a string/ necklace, and yay they’re officially husband and wife now after 2.5 hours.

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PL’s is one of the flower girl, and literally got flower on her hair one.

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the wedding took place in this exquisite temple.

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pretty hair decor on the bride’s hair. ya, it’s hair extension guys.

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Priya's Wedding

i also kepo-ed.

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managed to grab a photo with P, the bride before she got busy with the ceremony. isn’t she pretty?

damn i should’ve stuck some falsies on. my eyes look so bare..

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a closer shot of P.

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not muchy decoration needed in this already picturesque temple.

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had vegetarian lunchy during the reception.

we were really thirsty and hungry by the time the ceremony ended. actually not really ended, the bride and groom still carried on with some prayer thingy while most of guests were off to the canopy for food! so we followed suit.

 

 

 

 

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you know how we Chinese will give angpao to the receptionist during wedding dinner. at Indian wedding, guests will line up and hand gift/angpao personally to the couple, they will thank you and sunbian take a photo together. i like this part of the wedding.

by the time the wedding really ending, we’re weary, beaten by the weather and couldn’t wait to change into comfy baju. sorry saree, it’s all good while it lasted.

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the 10-million temple, i heard. gulp.

PL & i then drove back to Seremban where i overnight-ed before heading back to Malacca the next morning.

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squeezed some time to meet up with Melissa of Melissa the Great over brekkie at Pasar Besar Seremban!

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Melissa recommended this traditional cendol where they shave the ice manually with hands.

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thanks Melissa for taking some sleeping time off to meet up with me! and thanks PL for driving me around.

so you see, i had a fruitful weekend!

now, back to work.

{Malacca} Berbuka Puasa Dinner Set @ A’Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Dinner Set

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 icon-map-marker Melaka, Malaysia

it’s norm to berbuka puasa with Ramadhan buffet. but what if you wanna try something different? like Chinese food!

Huang Di Restaurant of A’Famosa Resort offers just that during this holy Ramadhan month. at only RM 417 (10 person) you’ll get to savour a 11-course Chinese dinner set, per head is only around RM 40. they also cater for a smaller group of 6 person at RM 277 (9-course).

we sampled a few dishes from all four dinner sets available.

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Lemon Syrup/ Air Sirap Limau

air sirup being served in Chinese restaurant, my first encounter. well, why not? it’s Ramadhan month!

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Four Seasonal Hot and Cold Combinations/ Empat Hidangan Combo

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Four Seasonal Hot and Cold Combinations/ Empat Hidangan Combo

love everything on this platter especially the squid.

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Double Boiled Assorted Seafood with Bean Curd Soup/ Sup Hidangan Laut Berserta Taufu

soup was unfortunately too starchy to my liking.

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Sweet and Sour Chicken/ Ayam Masak Masam Manis

the gravy will go so well with rice.

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Steamed Jenak Fish with Lemon Sauce/ Ikan Kukus Beserta Sos Limau

steamed fish ala Malay’s style. the lemon juice added tangy taste to it, which is something new to me. likey how the chef tweaks the Chinese dishes to suit Malay’s palate.

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Claypot Asam Pedas Red Fish Head/ Asam Pedas Kepala Ikan “Claypot”

this is another dish that you’d inundate rice with its gravy.

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Baked Prawns with Spicy Chili Sauce/ Udang Bakar Beserta Sos Cili

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Stir-fried Broccoli topped with Crab Meat Sauce/ Brokoli Masak Sos Ketam

they’re pretty generous with the ingredients used.

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Malay Style Cake and Palm Fruit/ Kuih-muih dan Buah Kurma

not forgetting the staple of Ramadhan month!

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Fresh Seasonal Fruits Platter/ Buah-buahan Segar

all in all, there’s more hit than miss in this spread of food. would definitely recommend to Malay friends who’d love to have a change in their usual iftar meal 😉

Huang Di Restaurant
inside of Old West, A’Famosa Resort

Jalan Kemus,Simpang Empat,
78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka.
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Business hours:
June 18th to July 16th, 2015
1830 – 2130

{Malacca} Ramadhan Buffet @ A’Famosa Resort

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it’s the time of the year again when our Malay friends fast during the holy month. one thing that i look forward to is hunting down yummy Malay street food at pasar Ramadhan! and also joining the crowd to berbuka puasa bersama-sama!

Golfer’s Terrace Restaurant of A’Famosa Resort celebrates the holy Ramadhan month by offering whooping 300+ dishes to welcome Muslim & Non Muslim to break fast together under one roof. At only RM 45 (pre-sale price per adult, RM 35 per child; RM 68/ adult, RM 55/ child for walk-in), you’ll get to indulge in a wide variety of food.

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

all eyes are on the Kambing Panggang, the first station i pranced on. i usually don’t take mutton as i’m not really keen on the gamey taste, this was pleasantly acceptable. i didn’t stop at one slice… of course.

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i really do likey to watch chef in action. the next preys are the satay and a myriad of grill stuff at the live cooking station. both the beef and chicken satays were good.

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

some of the memorable hot dishes were Udang Masak Sambal, Ayam Masala, Kurma Kambing and Terung Goreng Oyster Sauce! you could also make your own Mee Sup and Spaghetti!

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

cold cut.

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

not forgetting the kuih-muih, jeruk and kurma station!

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

in between of meats, you might want to freshen up your palate by taking in some greens. there’s ulam, kerabu, leafy salad, and rojak to choose from.

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beverage wise, there’s nothing impressive, but this Ice Kacang certainly does the trick as a thirst quencher!

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

the dessert bar seems to be everyone’s favourite. every morsel looks so inviting and i couldn’t resist to try a few even though i was full to the brim! there’s always room for dessert they say, it’s true guys. the Bubur Pulut Hitam is delectable, creamy and not cloying. if daddy is there, he would attack the Bubur Durian. he and durian is inseparable *facepalm*.

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

the Ramadhan Buffet is available from June 18th to July 16th, time 1830 – 2130 at Golfer’s Terrace Restaurant. to get a better rate of RM 45/ adult & RM 35/ child, remember to call +606 552 0888 (ext. 88865) to reserve your table. otherwise, for walk in, per adult is RM 68 while RM 55 per child.

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

Ramadhan Buffet @ A'Famosa Resort

special mention: during our dining session, i saw this staff in black vest was helping up an old folk on wheelchair to the chair. it’s a really kind gesture of him extending helping hand, without bring asked to.

Bazar Ramadhan Buffet Dinner @ Golfer’s Terrace Restaurant, A’Famosa Resort

Jalan Kemus,Simpang Empat,
78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka.
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Business hours:
June 18th to July 16th, 2015
1830 – 2130

special thanks to A’Famosa Resort for extending the invitation! xoxo

{Klang Valley} Brekkie @ VCR, Bukit Bintang

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 icon-map-marker KUALA LUMPUR

of all the numerous cafes around Klang Valley, VCR is one of the handful that i have been dying to visit! and VCR appears on my Instagram‘s feed most frequently, ya thanks for the temptation guys. so on my business trip to KL last week, i vowed to pop by. well wish granted, with its distance merely 5 minutes drive away from our hotel and it opens at brekkie time (8am guys!), speaking of 天时 地利 人和!

we made our way there leisurely without having to brave through any traffic, oh i love Saturday.. morning!

obviously i have high expectation towards VCR and was i satisfied with what VCR offers? ambiance wise, VCR has what i love in a cafe, ample natural light and large windows (upstairs), wooden furniture. i wouldn’t say it’s cosy, but it’s quaintly chic.

how does the food fairs?

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Flat White | RM 11; Chocolate | RM 13

M needs her daily dose of caffeine while me having a cuppa hot chocolate to warm myself up in the morning.

i have hot chocolate every morning during my stay in KL. out of the four cups i had, i have to say this is not a memorable one. it’s decent but didn’t stand out. Yellow Brick Road serves the best hot chocolate imho, it’s thick and creamyyy.

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Turkish Style Eggs | RM 26

chickpea and slices of sausages drenched in tomato sauce topped with poached egg and sour cream, crushed  pistachio, served with sour dough.

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you know, prior visiting any new eatery i have this tendency to look up on Instagram, to have an idea of what’s everyone’s favourites. i was browsing through #vcrcafe photos with M the night before, she’s eyeing at potato waffle and i was torned between french toast and big breakfast. and donno what got M, she bailed out and ordered Turkish Style Eggs instead. i guess she was sold by the Eggs. this woman loves eggs more than anything!

apparently the dish came out more than M imagined, to her dismay. oh i have to add, she loves eggs but frowns at the sight of tomato. too late to regret baby. well me being the nicest colleague she ever has, offered to take up half of it and she had half of mine.

to be honest i didn’t quite likey the combination of chickpea with tomato, it’s… interesting in an unpleasant way (taste is a very personalised thing, guys!). but we loved everything else, the wobbly eggs, the toast slathered with the tomato sauce, the crushed pistachio which gave a subtle texture to the otherwise soft and mushy dish.

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VCR Big Breakfast | RM 34

a substantial platter of mushroom, tomato, combo of black-eyed and baked bean, sausages, chicken ham, rockets, poached eggs served on toast.

my big breakfast was indeed BIG and can easily feed two! everything’s done right here and food was plated nicely, so photogenic. i am pretty shallow when it comes to food, i seriously judge the food by its look XD.

we spent a great one hour there slowly enjoying our breakfast. last working day on that weekend yo!

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#eggporn of a perfectly poached egg.

i will certainly be back again to try out some other items on menu! especially their coffee and potato waffle. Bangsarbabe rated VCR’s coffee is one of the best in town!

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2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang
50150 Kuala Lumpur.
+603 2110 2330
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Business hours:
opens daily
0800 – 2300

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