Monday, July 30, 2012

Alu Alu Cafe by Gayana Eco Resort

If you LOVE eating fish,
then you're going to fall in love with 
the brand new Alu-Alu Cafe! 

pic credits to Beverly  :) 

Located just outside the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal 
and in the same block of shoplots with Cock & Bull bar
is the brand new Alu-Alu cafe. 

Operating Hours : 10.30am - 2.30pm & 6.30pm - 10.00pm

What i really love about this new cafe is it's use of organic fish and vegetables.

Now, alot of us would be quick to assume that organic food would be expensive,
but, let me assure you... it's super affordable.. and so yummy!

The Alu-Alu Cafe is an extension of services 
by the Alu-Alu Chinese Seafood Restaurant at Gayana Eco Resort. 

 Calista, myself, MeiTzeu and Beverly

 My favorite has got to be the  
Fish Fillet with Wasabi & Potato - RM20!

it's ridiculously delicious.
 i can even eat it without rice or any other dish! 
Pieces of organic fish fried with potato and laced with wasabi!
ohmygosh... heavenly dish.

Another simple Chinese cafe style dish 
 Fish Ball with Glass Noodle Soup  -  RM16

Chinese Herb & Yam Soup (Fish Head) - RM25

 Thai Style Ba Jiao Fish Fillet - RM20

Stir Fried Fish Fillet with Butter Milk Sauce - RM20 

Braised Fish Head with Beancurd in Claypot – RM32

Braised Fish Head Enoki Mushroom & Red Dates – RM32

Organic Bak Choy with Garlic – RM12

Organic Choy Sum With Braised Superior Sauce – RM12

 Steam Chicken with Salt (Kampung Chicken) - RM45
pic credits to Eric - Raja Oberon 

Prices are nett inclusive of service & taxes.

Good News! 

Meals can be as affordable at RM10nett per person
 (for the general lunch workforce) 
where they can order a soup of their choice 
with fish fillet/fish head/fish ball etc. 
and comes with noodles (dry or soup) 
or with rice.

for more info, 
Call them at +088 380 390 / 088- 381 390 (fax). 


For more information about Alu-Alu, Gayana Resort and
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, please visit 

thanks to Dinoza, Beverly and Syminton for the opportunity. 

ajak me along if you're going to eat there!  

Hungry and on a budget? 
Check out the RM25 eat-all-you-can seafood restaurant

Monday, July 23, 2012

Movie Review : The Dark Knight Rises

Sad to say, I would only give this movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
I kinda expected this movie to be a 4.5 or a 5 star movie. le sigh. 

Christian Bale isnt hot anymore in this movie. But thank goodness, Anne Hathaway is absolutely gorgeous. Sexy lips and that hot body. Kinda balances it all out.

The movie was a tad too long winded, i thought it would never end! It's nearly 3 hours! I kept thinking : "How is this movie gonna end? Isn't supposed to be ending soon? now? "

There were scenes in this movie where the family butler Alfred was touching, but just not touching enough. Like, you wanted to tear up, but it just didnt quite make it. Abit potong steam lor.

The movie didnt really show how the hell Batman fell for Miranda Tate! I just cant accept it, you dont sleep with someone who joins you to break into YOUR OWN house! pfffft....

Morgan Freeman as the business manager of Wayne Enterprises managed to convince me that the movie might not be too bad. He still reminds me of God after watching Bruce Almighty.

 That super awesome bike that Batman allows Catwoman to use... is droolworthy. The minute i saw it, I wanted it! Accidentally squeaked out loud to my boyfriend : "OMG I WANT THAT!"  He gave me the 'r-u-ok?' stare.  oops.

Am i weird to think that the overtly optimistic policeman is actually irritating?  I might be the only one.. oh well.

Bane, who is the villain didnt seem scary or intimadating enough lor. Has huge muscles and ... a halloween mask that alters his voice. hmmm... found that abit boring.

But.... i liked the twist at the end of the movie. Shall not spoil it for those who have yet to watch this movie! It definitely saved this movie for me, or else it would have been completely forgettable.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sabah International Folklore Festival SIFF 2012

My first time attending this festival and ... 
I'm actually really impressed!
For those of you who don't know me,
I'm abit hard to please.

Heavy rain and a massive traffic jam 
certainly did not discourage the enthusiastic crowd
from attending the 7th Sabah International Folklore Festival 2012.

The performance was captivating from the very beginning. 
18 countries coming together in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
to perform their traditional dances. 

Always wrathed in smiles, 
the performers seem to radiate confidence and absolute pride
in their cultural dance.
 I was instantly infected by their enthusiasm 
and had to constantly tell myself to stop smiling and bobbing my head,
 "oi. I'm here to take pictures la!"

The colorful and striking traditional attire 
of the many different countries are always fascinating.
And it's just alot more attention grabbing when it's worn by a hottie. 
*naughty smile*






Timor Leste

Timor Leste




Land Below The Wind

One Malaysia dance troop


the Philippines

Czech Republic

Papua New Guinea
I enjoyed myself tremendously. 
The crowd was obviously enjoying it alot as well 
as they clapped their hands to the beat of the music.
 I'm sure the performers felt appreciated and danced the best they could. 

Being able to witness 18 different countries' cultural dances in one night 
is an amazing and truly rare opportunity. 
One that i appreciate and wont forget. 

All in all, i must say,
the night at the Sabah International Folklore Festival 2012
was a major success.
Let's go together next year, pretty please?
I wanted to take pictures with the handsome 'angmohs'!

Heartfelt thanks to Breeze magazine for the Media Entry invite!

For more of my pictures of SIFF 2012,  click on the following link.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Foodie's Heaven : KL Style BBQ & Steamboat Restaurant

I'm soooo jealous of some of my friends that can eat a truckload of food 
during a meal and not gain a single kilogram. 

The worst part is when you're feeling incredibly full 
(more like crazy worried about how much weight you'll gain tomorrow) 
and that person decides to say : 
"I'm still hungry la! Jom one more round! " 

I'm pretty sure you guys would realise that RM25 isnt going to be enough 
to feed that alien pig friend in a normal restaurant. 

If you were in a seafood restaurant, 
RM25 would probably only pay for the prawns and the steamed fish. 

But what if you ONLY had RM25 
and you were so hungry that you'd eat an entire cow? 

Welcome to the amazing KL Style BBQ & Steamboat restaurant! 

located  at Lot No. 12, Ground Floor, Damas 118 Plaza, Penampang, Sabah.
Across the highway, directly opposite KFC, Millennium Plaza 

pic credits to Tom :) cuz his photos just look loads better than mine! 

RM25 is all you have to pay 
for a night of unlimited supply of fresh seafood, 
meats of all kinds, vegetables, noodles, Nestle drinks, 
Nestle ice-cream, and a whole lot of fun! :) 

If you have a lot of children, 
or a child that eats a lot, 
then this is the perfect place to makan! 
It's only RM10 for children under the age of 12! 

Let your kids eat all the ice cream they want, 
only after their vegetables of course ;) 

It's FREE !
if your kid is below the age of 4.

You'll have a choice of sitting inside the restaurant which is air conditioned, 
or enjoy the cool night air outside.

 Another plus of sitting outside is you get your very own BBQ plate! 

If you sit inside, you'll only be able to BBQ outside at the major huge BBQ pit, 
which is crazy fun. 

LOADS of choices! Hashbrowns, meatballs, fish paste, sausages...etc

They even have ready cooked meals and vegetables for the uber hungry!

Bring your Muslim friends too!
I always have a headache 
when my Muslim family friends or work-related friends 
decide to have dinner with me.,
not that I'm not friendly or plain lazy, 
but i find it so hard to think of places to eat. 

So this kinda solves all my problems! teehee!

Pot has two compartments. Choose from either chicken or tom yam soup! Yums! 

Meitzeu checking out our soup! 

i love seafood! <3 

Nath with her hash browns! -drools-

Tom with awesome ABC made by the boss! 
I must say,
 nothing makes friendship stronger than having a great meal together. 

Pretty happy with the wide range of food, drinks and desserts. 
The clean and homely feel of the place.
And the genuinely helpful and friendly owners. 

I do not write about food or restaurants much UNLESS
it's good and above average, definitely something special :) 

 I love this spot. Value for money, good place to try out your cooking skills
and be creative while having fun with family & friends.

*thumbs up* bloggers with the owners

Check out Nath, Beverly, MeiTzeu and Tom's review of the restaurant and the food!

Here's their Contact Number

013-872 5656/ 016-623 0211
Give them a call if you want to book a table or have a gathering/birthday party. 

Love to eat fresh and organic vegetables and fish?
Check out the brand new Alu-Alu Cafe @ Jesselton Point