Family trips

Our little princess Abigail has been traveling with us since 4 months old. Stay tune for more of our family trips!

Honeymoon in Maldives

A place where romance begins... And there is never a blue as beautiful as the waters of Maldives!

Sinchow Vietnam!

Go to Vietnam. Indulge yourself in the peaceful Hmong villages in Sapa, or experience cruising at The New 7 Wonders of Nature - Halong Bay.

Go West to U.S.

Napa Valley! San Francisco! And Monterey!.

Bali oh Bali~

We've done it 3 times!! Couple trip 2009, friends trip 2010, and family trip 2014.

Hello Macau, the oriental Portugal

Walking the oriental Europe. Remember to taste the most authentic Portuguese tarts!.


I was just a touch-and-go tourist in a short 3 days...

Babymoon in Boracay

Sea, sand, sun. And a new family member in my tummy!

Marrakech, a hidden jewel

Of palm groves, fire dancing, and dromedaries.

Siem Reap - day and night

Back to the ancient kingdom and find the tomb raider in you.

Home Cooking

Just some recipes and home cuisine for my family and baby.

Welcome to my blog!! 欢迎到访!!

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December 30, 2010

LOLIPOT - Localize Shabu Shabu



I've dined in twice, because the buffet is very worthwhile and food tastes good. Localize Shabu Shabu with a very candy name - LOLIPOT. When I mentioned it fast, some people thought it's LOLIPOP. =P It's located at Bay Avenue, near Terminal One, entrance opposite OXO, and needless to say, very near to Queensbay Mall and Eastin Hotel.


Loads of choices up to tens of types of fish/meat balls, vegetables, organs,and mussels too! I love mussels~


Anything that you want to eat, just reach out to that conveyor belt in front/beside your seat, it's exactly like dining in Sushi King or Sakae Sushi.


Nice interior, clean and cozy. They have big round tables for big groups too.


Snap during my first visit, a farewell lunch for my colleague. Reflection of me with someone's i-Phone.


These are the one time order that LOLIPOT offers to every customer. They're nice, especially the fried tofu.




There are 3 choices of soup -- tomyam, clear soup, and milk + rice wine soup. I ordered milk + rice wine soup in both visits. Just love the taste, I craze for dairy products, including milk/cream base soup.

First visit. I kind of dumped everything in. But that's not the right way to enjoy shabu shabu...

Second visit. The manager recommended that I add in yam to thicken the soup, and also add in some garlic oil.

Can you spot the difference of the enoki mushroom on left and right??

The most worthwhile part of the whole buffet is not the food on conveyor, but the meat slices! Waiter/waitress will come to you and ask if you want some beef slices, lamb slices or pork slices. You can order as much as you want, I had 2 plates... just for myself lol..


Slurrrp~ That's the only expression I can think of -- SLUURPPP!


Ahemm... We made a few towers like this...


One of the reason I like about buffet is because they serve ice-cream. It seems like I'm always the one who eats the most scoop...



Promotion: Set Lunch Menu (11am - 3pm)
From RM15.90++

My rank: 4/5

B-16-1, Lorong Bayan Indah 3,
Bay Avenue, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Tel: +604-6447816

Opening Hours:
11.00AM – 3.00PM
6.00 PM – 11.00 PM

Price Range:
Buffet Lunch from RM 15.90++
Buffet Dinner at RM 30.00++
Membership card is available for discount on 10%

December 26, 2010

Eighteen Wine & Dine - My Christmas Eve

*Ceased operation.

While everyone else was busy with their make-up and still couldn't make up their mind that which dress should they wear for the X-mas eve dinner, we went right to one of our favorite place for our X-mas eve dinner. Indeed, it's Eighteen!

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Red Wine for the night. Should be Merlot, with a pinch of cherry-like sweetness.

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Cheers for Christmas! It's my final year Christmas celebration as a bachelorette. =P

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Pumpkin soup.

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Sirloin steak.

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Turkey breast meat.

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Dessert. His.

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And mine.

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Feeling great till the last sip of my red wine.

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Maybe I've been growing older since then, I no longer like to squeeze into the big crowds where countdowns and happening parties take place... All I wish for Christmas is just a romantic dinner spent with my love one, or a warm house party with friends and family. I guess I'll be able to host a small party next year when the garden is done. Meanwhile, Have yourself a merry little Christmas. =)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.

Merry Christmas!!

and a Happy New Year~ 2011

December 23, 2010

Ryan's Gourmet - Western, Italian, authentic Thai and local delights

I get to know about Ryan's Gourmet through I knew it's worth a try, and MUST try when you only have to pay RM10 for a 5 course Western Set Meal!! (Normal price RM17.50 for lunch or dinner dine in, not expensive though.

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This cozy restaurant is conveniently located at Farquhar Street (MWE Plaza), if the street name puzzles you, probably you're more familiar with where Bayview Hotel is, or Slippery Senoritas, or MOIS. Ryan's Gourmet is just steps away from The Garage building and also Bayview Hotel. Probably you can eat there after visiting Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion too, just somewhere opposite across the street.

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Here's what our 5 Course Western Set Meal includes:
1. Soup
2. Salad

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3. Main (we ordered 3 different main course out of 5 choices)
◦Chicken Teriyaki with Rice
◦Vegetarian Spaghetti

◦Chicken Chop
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◦Fish & Chips
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◦Grilled Fish with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce (this looks like fine dining!!)
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4. Drink:
◦Lemon Tea
◦Lemon Tea
◦Lime Juice

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5. Dessert

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Basically it's too worthwhile to pay ONLY RM10 for this set meal, although next time I need to pay RM17.50 because the promotion is over (I hope they offer other sets again @ I'm going to dine in again, the food is good, and I guess this is what I'm going to try next time -- Ryan's Roast Beef Thai Style, it looks delicious~

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More over -- it’s a Wifi Zone! The environment is OK to me, because it's not noisy and I don't feel like eating in a typical local restaurant here, feels more like going on a holiday.

I see they offer special Holiday Set Meal too, with a glass of wine on top of the set meal. Price is reasonable. So you may give it a try on X-mas or New Year Eve.

My rank: 3.5/5

Ground Floor of MWE Plaza,
No. 8, Lebuh Farquhar,
10200 Georgetown, Penang.

Tel: 04- 263 1611

Opening Hours:
Mon - Thursday : 9am to 2am
Friday - Saturday : 9am to 3am
Sunday : 9am to 2am

More info? Visit their FB.

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