Monday 27 February 2017

Cafe UAK

Minggu lepas birthday kita...
Teringin nak makan western food. Kebetulan ada hal di Glenmarie teruslah kita ajak hubby ke Cafe UAK. 

Cafe UAK ni milik Ustaz Abdullah Khairi aka UAK. Cantik tempatnya. Lokasi di Batu 3, Shah Alam. Landmarknya bangunan yang ada polar bear besar tu (sorry can't remember the building's name). Cafe UAK ni kat 'bawah' bear tu :) Ada pintu gerbang bertulis "stone park". 

It is a container building but was equipped and decorated nicely to create a wonderful ambiance. Time kami sampai tu sempatlah jumpa Ustaz sekejap. Ustaz ada guests and tengah bagi talk utk jemaah umrah yang akan dibawa next march. Ada meeting room adjacent to the cafe.

Sempat berangan nak deco rumah macam ni . .

Once seated, apalagi kita teruslah order kan...

Menu untuk minuman.
Untuk food gambar blur.. Sori! 

Yee Mee
Portion besar, boleh makan utk 2 adults

Fish & Chips utk bday girl :)
Until Abang, dia nak chicken chop

Pizza medium size RM18.

Nasi Goreng UAK, RM12.90
Disertakan dengan ikan goreng sekoq

Makanan/minuman ni kami kongsi je rasa sorang sikit but memang kenyang sebab setiap satu tu banyak. Generous portion kata orang Berlin :p Taste wise sedap. Staff and service pun bagus. Total kos RM86.10. 

Entah kereta mewah siapalah park kat sini. Depa dok usha, katanya nak hadiahkan kat Umi sebijik :p

Alhamdulillah thanks B for the birthday treat. Lebiu! 

Thursday 23 February 2017

Bihun Goreng Kampung je...

Bihun goreng is my all-time favorite food. Nak-nak pulak air tangan Mak. But dah besaq panjang ni kenalah masak sendirikan kalau teringin. Takkan nak merap Mak lagi dak? 

What I did just imitate mak's recipe. Ada bawang merah, bawang putih, ikan bilis, sawi dan sos; cili, tomato, tiram, kicap manis dan cili kisar dah boleh buat. Bihun tu wajiblah ada noh...

Tumis bawang merah, bawang putih & ikan bilis yg dah ditumbuk hingga wangi. Masuk kan cili kisar, masak hingga garing. Tambahkan sos-sos tu. Kalau kering tambah air. Kalau nak masuk ayam/daging boleh masuk kan time ni. Then masuk kan sawi. Perisakan dengan garam & gula. Bihun goreng kampung ni sedap kalau rasanya manis-manis sikit. Then masukkan bihun yang telah dicelur dan ditoskan. Gaul rata. Tutup api dan hidangkan. 

Jemput makan! 

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Acar Timun Berempah

I saw k.Amie of Amie's Little Kitchen cooked a very delicious meal, Nasi Minyak & the Gang. I was keen to try. I was drooling seeing the nasi minyak and its gang especially the daging masak hitam. 

I woke up from my bed and decided to give it a try. It was last Saturday. However I did some alteration to the menu. The gang members of my nasi minyak were ayam goreng, kuah sambal masak merah & acar timun. I was rushing to prepare the breakfast because my husband was going for a training that day. I will make a proper set of nasi minyak based on k.Amie's recipe next time insha Allah.

 I only  made the acar timun berempah in the afternoon. It made a good combination with the nasi minyak. Alhamdulillah.

For full recipe, please go to k.Amie's blog.
Thanks k.Amie for the recipe.

Friday 17 February 2017

Balik Kampung 01/17

Selain diberi rezeki menginap di Ixora Hotel, kami juga diberi-Nya rezeki balik kampung. Alang-alang dah sampai Penang, haruslah kita balik Kedah kan.

Beberapa hari sebelum tu Kakak asyiklah mengajak balik kampung. Rupanya dalam masa yang sama Tok Umi & Tok Ayah juga sedang merancang untuk datang menziarah cucu2 di KL. Pakat memendam rindu rupanya :)

Kami sampai Jitra jam 4.30 ptg, besoknya pukul 12.30 t/hr dah bertolak balik KL. Tak sampai 24 jam pun tapi puashati sangat. Dapat ziarah keluarga kedua belah pihak. Nikmat rasanya dapat menatap wajah orang tua kita kan. Apatah lagi dapat peluk cium merekakan. Alhamdulillah.

Potong kek untuk bday bulan Jan-Mar
Makngah tu kita la :)

Time pregnant kan Adik tempohari kita memang teringin nak makan magnum pink tapi sampai sudah tak beli2. Bila nak beli asyik beli magnum chocolate je. Tapi yg dalam gambar ni cornetto RV bukan Magnum. Oklah tu. Adik pun dah nak berjalan dah! 

Malamnya kami pakat makan di Restoran Nasi Mendy di Tanah Merah. Taste wise OK but ambience biasa2 je. Kena revisit to give fair review utk restoran ni sebab that night I was so exhausted. Plus Adik pun demam selsema time tu, asyik nak menempel je.  

Singgah kejap kampung kita. Hamboi meriah betul semak samun maklumlah takde penjaga. Sempat juga minum teh di dangau k.di, dua pupu kita merangkap jiran terdekat. Makcik pun ada sama. Rasa macam datang beraya pulak! Tapi terkilan sangat, tak dapat jumpa P.Lang. Rasa rindu juga dekat bapa saudara sepupu kita ni. 

Penutupnya, kita ziarah Mak dan Kak. Mak nampak sihat dan bahagia. Alhamdulillah. Anak2 pun bukan main gembira dapat jumpa Tok. Angah siap makan nasi Tok suapkan. Manja! 

Singkat tapi sangat bermakna. 

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Luaskan kuasamu...

Last month Tok Umi and Tok Ayah went to Singapore and JB. This was considered as birthday treat to Tok Umi who celebrated her birthday on that month. They made a stop at JB and stayed there for a couple of nights. 

This loving couple has traveled to too many places; Turkey, Jordan, Palestine, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and of course around the country and the Haramain a couple of times. 

And the best thing is they never forget to bring us souvenirs every time they travel :) we have a collection of t-shirts they bought for us and they number keep growing as they keep traveling. Hahaha...

These ones from Johor!

Sunday 12 February 2017

Sudu & Knife by Cafe Mesra Ria

We regularly patron this cafe for so many years. In fact, it was my hubby's eating spot when he was a bachelor. Thus we knew the owner quite well. It was K.Maria and her husband who started the business and now her son takes over the business. K.Maria remains as the cook.

As K.Maria still leading the kitchen, the menu offered are still the same since the early years of their operation. This cafe has a variety of food, operating from day to night.  They offered a range of menu for  breakfast including nasi lemak, nasi goreng, mee, soto etc. A must try menu is roti jala, champions by k.Ros, their loyal and friendly staff. As for lunch, they have lauk campur and ala carte. Fully western menu are offered at night. 

Recently the cafe undergone a renovation and make over. From a typical and humble cafe, it becomes a modern and more comfortable one. 

This cafe located at Sri Gombak, the same row with restoran haji imran and 7-Eleven. 
Please visit this cafe if you are within this vicinity.  

Monday 6 February 2017

Ixora Hotel Butterworth

We have a great staycation at this hotel last week. It was a last minute arrangement. Alhamdulillah.

This 4-star hotel located near the main road so it is easy to find. Next to the hotel is Pacific Megamall Penang. 

One thing that piqued my interest about the hotel is if offers a room with direct access to the pool. We never experienced this so we were very excited but at the same time worried. What if our kids suddenly jump into the pool ? Hahaha...

Our room, deluxe king are very spacious and comfortable. The room rate is rm254.64. It is a value for money deal. It comes with a king bed and a sofa bed. Very convenience for the six of us. 

Now, let me open the door and see what we have at our backyard :)

Step out of the room and you will find these;

Mini playground

A gym on your left

A gazebo 

Kids pool on the right

Adult pool

Since we were literally had the pool for ourselves, I took the opportunity to play with the kids in the water because it was so easy for me to get back into the room with the semi-wet clothes. No need to change my clothes or if needed, the changing room is very comfortable and clean. Should we have more time, I would love to try the gym facilities also. 

The food for breakfast also good. Abang supposedly need to pay rm28 but the cashier said to Walid "never mind Sir". Rezeki Abang, alhamdulillah. 

The only thing I would suggest for the hotel is to provide hand held bidet. It is helpful if we need to wash/cleanse our toddlers
 especially when they ease themselves. 

Other than that we are more than happy and satisfied. In fact, we are looking forward for another opportunity to stay here again. Insha Allah.