Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Goon Wah Restaurant : Kuchai Lama

This dish has been haunting me ever since I've moved back to KL. 

Placed on top of a stove to keep the contents hot, but you gotta eat it pretty quick 
to avoid eating overcooked or burnt food. 

Lou Shu Fan 瓦煲老鼠粉

By far the best Lou Shu Fan i've had in years. 
When translated , "Lou Shu Fan" means "Rat Tail Noodles" because of its precut shape. 
Generous with their toppings of minced pork meat, fried dried shrimps, green onions and fresh chilli! 

Cold Tofu 

This dish oddly reminds me of Thailand. Deep fried tofu sprinkled with sweet chilli sauce, strips of cucumber, mengkuang, and peanuts! Topped with some chinese parsley and sesame seeds, served with a side of century eggs and cold tomatoes. This is pretty good to snack on and to help you survive the wait for your main dishes. 

Deep Fried Seafood Noodles

Yellow noodles are deep fried while seafood and vegetables are stir fried with broth as gravy. Both will be combined upon serving. However, I felt like this dish would have been better if the noodles were more crispy. However, the sauce really pulled this dish together and the not-so-crispy noodles can be forgiven. 

Restoran Goon Wah XO 
Business Hours : 8am - 4pm (Closed on Sundays)

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Holiday Hack : Padang Point Beach

I always had a love-hate relationship with picnics at the beach. But after i discovered this hack and tried it out, my love for beach picnics has doubled - no space for hate!

If you are anything like me, I hate noisy crowds. Wishing for an empty or ALMOST empty beach all to yourself and your friends without having to go to a 5 star resort or the Maldives?

It's kinda hard to get that in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah now as our beautiful beaches are becoming increasingly popular with tourists.

Beat the system.

We packed our picnic basket and set out from Jesselton Point, the local jetty where we got a speedboat to Sapi Island. From there, we bought tickets for a ride on the Inter-Island Flying Fox which allowed us a free boat ride to Padang Point beach. You are not allowed on this beach unless you are participating in this activity.

So, we got our tickets at 10am and asked that we play the ride at 1pm. Hence, we had 3 hours to enjoy our picnic on a very quiet beach :)

 Remember to load up on sunscreen and liquids! 

Here are some basic information 
Jetty to Pulau Sapi : Jesselton Point 
Speed Boat company we used : Beach Bums
Items needed : Identification Card (Malaysian) or Passport (Travelers), cash, and sunblock