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Simplicious Restaurant & Lounge

Simplicious Resturant & Lounge have opened for business for about 4 months at least. But back then they were still building their menu and training their staff. Its my second time there. This time I was there and was given a delicious tasting of their offerings from the menu. 

The design of the place was quite nice. Its an old house renovated with a good style sense providing a good ambience to share a meal with your friends and loved ones. I was surprised that it was quite spacious inside. Normally houses converted to eateries are kind of small and cramped. These guys seem to have better planning. 

Note: While the place does NOT SERVE PORK, it is not hallal food establishement as they sell alcoholic breverages. 

All around the place you can find 'artifacts' from the past. Please pay no attention to the senget photos. It happens when I have not taken photos for a while. Calibration was off. :P

I kinda love this wall.  How every thingy was not exactly aligned yet it is still clean. Dont know how to describe it.

Beverages come from here. 

Thanks Yien Yien for extending the invite. Thanks Carol for having us!

Who else was there? Ah Lost, Yien Yien and Jaq (she was excited when they offered alchoholic drinks. She went, SAYA MAU!)

Also Jimmy (Jimmy, your site very slow to load la! Too many advertisement dy!)was there was well. 

Besides us the noisy bunch, there was a reporter and a photographer from the WOW book (who seems quite annoyed with us, sorry lo).

Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon.

Home Roasted Chicken.

Pan Seared Seabass

Beef Sirloin.

Lamb Rack. D e l i c i o u s ! ! !

Ceasar Salad with smoked salmon.

Wild Mushroom soup

Mashed potatoes. Looks can be decieving, very tasty.

Pasta Aglio Olio with turkey ham and mushroom

Pasta Tomato Sauce with assorted seafood

Thai Beef Salad. One of the most popular dish. Apparantly everyone except me have never tasted it. 

Giant Platter

Now for some mocktails. 

Minty Refresher

Honolulu Tango

Lychee Fizz. 

Jimmy hard at work.

Irish Ice Cream

Frutti Merry. Yummy. Yummy. Yummy.

Yien Yien promoting the imported alcoholic breverages available at Simplicious. 

Im so going to be killed for posting this photo.... x_X

I think she eally likes her drinks... Hmm...

Which one was good? Well thats up for personally preferences. 

After having a merry time drinking and eating. We went upstairs, to have a tour. MORE SPACE!

 

Whats this? DO NOT SIT!

Its actually the bed. Have not been screwed together properly yet. So, you have been warned!

Since your still here, there is going to be a HALLOWEEN PARTY this 29/10. Early birds tickets are RM 39.00 after that its RM 49.00.

For those who want to make inqueries below are the info you need. If you have special functions, remember to call and book early to avoid dissapointment.

Tel: +6082 253 813 

Addnress: No. 39, Jalan Pisang (off green road), Kuching, Sarawak.

 

Here is a map in case you dont know how to find it.


View Larger Map

 

See you there for the Halloween Party!

 

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Business Lunch @ Nu Er Hong

This is way over due... like from 2010! Year end, too many happening things really bogs me down... sometimes. Anyways. Was at Pullman Hotel (Kuching) to try out the business lunch at Nu Er Hong Chinese Restaurant. They had a new chef, and a new menu.

And its only RM 18++ from Monday to Saturday. Where you get 1 appetizer / soup + 1 main course + 1 vegetable. I think its not bad since your dinning at a really nice place and the food is excellent. If your business lunch is kolomee and kopi-o kao then this may not be the best place for you to have your power lunch.

It was actually my first time at Nu Er Hong and I find it to be quiet pleasant. Probably because everything is relatively new and nice.

Basically once you placed your order, from a complex array of dishes it arrives, looking some what similar to this. The order form is like a very complex survey form I got quite confused so I just simply ticked one item from one area LOL! noob.

As there were like 10 of us, it gave us opportunity to take photos of almost 10 different combination of food. Didn't really get to try all of them but from what I gather, it was all good !

One thing tho, as all the dishes were put onto the tray and there were so many of us, it was quite hard to move things about.

Fried RICE! Yummm

This was a signature dish, Golden Sand & Salted Egg Soft Shell Crab.

Pictures does not do this dish justice!

Delicious

There are two types of dumplings to choose from the “Hot Bamboo Basket” either steamed fish maw dumplings and steamed prawn dumplings with pumpkin.

Ops... siaran tergendala~

I think these are Anna, Eve and Cyril. LOL!

Okay back to business!

Bak Chang aka Chong Zi aka 粽子 ~ was also a side order at Nu Er Hong.

I love this shot a lot... natural side light LOL!

Then there was another must have, Chee Cheong Fun with Duck meat! It is unlike any I have tried as they had a secret ingredient inside. Something very Vietnamese LOL! Ok, it was Vietnamese net. =)

Alicia & Chef Wei Kim Soon

I dont know why he so beh song (annoyed) me lol, not nice meh this picture.

Anyways if you are in town and could not think of a nice place to take your client, and want to try out something new and delicious. Give this place a try~

For more information call  +(6082) 222 888 or visit http://www.pullmankuching.com/

 

[GEARS: Nikon d300, 17-55mm, 50mm, SB-900]

 

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Malaysian Wok

It was 25th July 2009 (Saturday). I was at Miri airport waiting to come back to Kuching. But since I had not had my dinner and nothing better to do, I stepped into what seem like a decent place to dine in an airport. Alone, yeah I know, sad right?

Kopitiam Malaya - Local Favorite Brewed Coffee

Well I dont drink coffee so, I tried something else. The staff were super friendly. At first I was kind of shock when I saw the pricing. Its about the same level as a 4star hotel restaurant. So I asked the staff, whats good. She recommended to me the Nasi Lemak Ayam, the best in town. Hmm.. Really? Ok I’ll give it a shot. And can I have a glass of iced lemon tea please.

So for those who do not know what Nasi Lemak is, here is something I copied from Wikipedia. (still cant believe there is a wiki for nasi lemak! hahahaha)

Nasi lemak is a dish sold in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Southern Thailand. In Kuala Lumpur, it is called the national dish, a national heritage of Malaysia. The version sold in the east coast of Malaysia, Terengganu and Kelantan is called Nasi Dagang although both dishes can usually be found sold side by side for breakfast. There is a similar dish in Indonesia called nasi uduk.

With roots in Malay culture, its name is a Malay word that literally means ‘rice in cream’. The name is derived from the cooking process whereby rice is soaked in coconut cream and then the mixture steamed. Sometimes knotted screwpine (pandan) leaves are thrown into the rice while steaming to give it more fragrance. Spices such as ginger (common in Malay cuisine) and occasionally herbs like lemon grass may be added for additional fragrance.
Traditionally, this comes as a platter of food wrapped in banana leaf, with cucumber slices, small dried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, hard boiled egg, and hot spicy sauce (sambal) at its core. As a more substantial meal, nasi lemak can also come with a variety of other accompaniments such as chicken, cuttlefish, cockle, stir fried water convolvulus (kangkong), pickled vegetables (achar), beef rendang (beef stewed in coconut milk and spices) or paru (beef lungs). Traditionally most of these accompaniments are spicy in nature.

Nasi Lemak is widely eaten in Malaysia, even as a dish served in Malaysian schools. Nasi lemak is a common breakfast dish, sold early in the morning at roadside stalls in Malaysia, where it is often sold packed in newspaper, brown paper or banana leaf. However, there are restaurants which serve it on a plate as noon or evening meals, making it possible for the dish to be eaten all day. Nasi lemak panas which means hot nasi lemak is another name given to nasi lemak served with hot cooked rice.

Anyways as I waited a bit for the food to come, and what do I do when I have nothing better to do at a airport restaurant? 

You make funny faces at the camera of course!

Then the food came..

Looks alright~ quite a generous portion of rice, peanut, anchovies and other things.

How about another close up. Dont ya just want to put your hand out and grab the food ? hehe

Well enough mucking about. For the price I’m paying, it was not worth it. The taste was just above average. I have tasted much better Nasi Lemak which cost less than RM 14.90. Yes it was not a typo. It actually was RM 14.90. And the Iced lemon tea. Goodness, RM 7.90. Was I mislead? Was I at a 5 star restaurant ? WTF !?

Dont believe me ?

There … evidence.. if you still dont believe you can come to my house and touch the reciept. I have it next to my desk here.

So fair warning travelers, if you see the MALAYSIAN WOK. Its not as good as they claim it to be. Trust me, I’m a local =P

 

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