Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Journey Back KL

What could a guy on the bus sitting next to a big guy who is snoring so loudly that the eardrums is having problems listening to even the music over a stereo headphones do with a camera on hand? No, I am definitely not gonna stuff my expensive lense into his mouth... So this is what I did.. I found an interesting kid seated in front of me to be my involuntary model..
Curious kid... peekaboo
Seriously this kid reminds me of my hyperactive and curious childhood..
*Chak
He was making noise in the bus and guess what happened? The mum just stuff his mouth.. That doesn't really stop him. Just like when I was young and energetic
For about 2 hours the kid had been climbing up and down.. Finally he is tired.. He slept for like an hour.
First thing he did when he wakes up was to peep behind...
Last picture taken before the sky turned dark... Brings back those good old memories...

Monday, January 9, 2012

Baiyok Thai Restaurant Review

I know this post should come up earlier but I was very much caught up during the weekends. I was invited for an eating session to Baiyok Thai Restaurant by another blogger about a month++ ago..
Located in the Heritage Club opposite Penang Sports Club, this hidden restaurant would not be noticeable by passer by unless you are a member at the Heritage club,
 They are open daily and free WIFI...
A variety of drinks selection here from the lemon grass water to coffee and fruit juices..
PLA RAD MAKHAAM(Deep-fried fish topped with tamarind sauce)
The fish head...
KAI YANG(B.B.Q. chicken with dipping sauce)
GOONG KHAI DAENG(Finger food- deep-fried bread with prawn and salted egg)
MIANG PLA KRAPHONG(Traditional appertiser-deep-fried seabass cubes, condiments and
sweetener wrap with wild betel leaves(daun kaduk) )
The above was wrapped and so called the correct way to eat them.. It comes in these 2 original plates...
This dish is definite to clear your ears due to it's spiciness but for me who is used to spicy food, this dish is just so good and fresh. PLA MEUK NEUNG MANAO(Squid steamed with lime juice)
The other end of the same dish
YUM YOK MAPHRAU(Coconut shoot salad)
A must try as they use fresh prawns. GOONG CHOO CHII(Deep-fried prawn topped with 'Choo Chii' sauce)
Not too spicy and good for the kids. TOMYAM TALAY(Seafood Tomyam)
BROGCOLI PHAT KAPIT(Brocolli stir-fried with thai belacan)
The seafood variety found in this is in a gracious portion. HOR MOK TALAY(Seafood 'Otak-Otak')
and finally for dessert we have the THAP THIM KROP(Water chestnut and jackfruit in coconut milk)


Environment: 4/5  (Fully air conditioned and could caters only for big groups)
Service: 4/5 (Waiters are friendly and helpful)
Taste: 4/5 (They have food that is catered for the less spicy locals to those spicy ones for those who loves them)
Consistency: ??? (First time there but would visit again "real" soon)
Price: 3/5 (A little on the expensive side for seafood but reasonable for non seafood items)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thai.b.restauran
Address and Contact:
2, Jalan Scotland, 10450 Georgetown Penang
Business Hour: 1130am – 10pm
Tel: 04-227 8308 / 016-478 4090
Website:http://thaibaiyok.webs.com
GPS: N5.418988,E100.304371





Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lighthouse Coffee review

Ask anyone around what is the first name that comes into mind when you ask them about coffee.. Most would say Starbucks but after I visited this cafe, I found my true passion in coffee and learned things I never did know in the first place visiting Starbucks since my secondary school days.. And yes that is very long ago and I am old I know that. Do you know that coffee brewed at the right temperature and right way is sweet on it's own? Did you even know that there are specific amounts to follow to a certain temperature and duration makes all the difference in the coffee you sip? Heck, even they way you drink makes a difference... Even the way you roast the beans makes it different... This is what I have learned on my visit here.. The owner gave us an impromptu coffee appreciation class...
Located at the hidden corner around Bishop Street intersecting with Beach street and part of the Logan Heritage Building... I was actually given the chance to get to know coffee better as part of being a participant in the Penang Heritage Food Trail event.
What is Lighthouse coffee without Lighthouses right?
The menu is all on the board for easy ordering..
Real roasted beans on hand. You could basically smell the aroma of roasted coffee by standing just outside the cafe..
Introduction to the beans here..
And you could leave a note on their wall of notes...
Espresso...
Latte.. Oh and did I mention they do provide training to those who wanted to learn how to create a perfect cup of latte... Patterns are poured not etched... Look at the last pic for the steps..
Latte Mocha...
Signature drink, Red Devil for Her 2.0... not bersih 2.0 ok? This is one of the fruity drinks I have had here...
Mochachino with other drinks... Feel the difference with what you can have outside yet? Read on...
Orange Moon... Coffee with chocolate powder, a slice of orange and a touch of cinnamon.. It's already nice on it's own till i start drinking it with the cinnamon "straw"... Heaven...
Coffee Baked Rice with cheese... I would recommend you to have this before you try any strong coffee unless you have a glass of water to rinse the coffee taste away to retaste this..
Focaccia Special.. Turkey ham, scrambled egg..
Pannani with cheese...
Tiramisu... What makes this special is that they are made with their own roasted beans coffee powder.. Fresh and strong I would say..
Red Devil For HIM...
The perfect cup of latte...



Environment: 4/5  (Fully air conditioned and caters only for small groups - place is quite small. go early as they are always full)
Service: 3/5 (Different waiters have different attitudes for different customers... Some are very friendly... Some are just quiet...)
Taste: 4/5 (The coffee and tiramisu is a must try again...)
Consistency: 4/5 (Second time there and coffee remains the good old taste I had on my first visit)
Price: 3.5/5 (A little on the expensive side but fair as it's still cheaper than Starbucks but serves smaller portions of drinks)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/people/Lighthouse-Coffee/100000540104506
Address and Contact:
Logan Heritage No 4,
Bishop Street,
10300 Georgetown, Penang
Business Hours: 8:30am - 8:30pm (daily)
Lighthouse Coffee Enterprise
Office Phone: 04 - 228 8628
Direct Mobile: 012 - 436 0836 (Victor - Chief Barista & Roaster)
Web site: www.lighthouse-coffee.com.my
Email: lighthouse.coffee@yahoo.com


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Behind 50 review

If there is one place I would hang out and be stuck in the "olden days", it would be this cafe. It's name is unique in a sense that behind 50 doesn't mean that it's really pre 1950s but it is named so because it was the shops address which was behind lot No.50 which was split into front 50 and behind 50. about A few minutes walk from the front door of Cititel Penang where you just walk straight along the road facing the front door. Located in the intersection of love lane, stewart lane and muntri street. GPS Coordinate 5.419693,100.336745. Here's a look of the interior. Yes there are 50 pictures hanging on the wall..
The Penang Heritage Food Trail Banner!!!
So, why did I say stuck in the olden days? Typical Chinese would understand why. Look at the cupboard below. I used to see one of these in the olden days when my grandmother was still alive. This kind of cupboard was the source of food(freshly cooked or leftovers) whenever I was hungry as a young hyperactive boy. I was literally stuck and bombarded with the memories of the past here.
They toys and items all reminded me of the good olden days which makes this place a good hangout place for me if I ever wanted to dwell in the past. Not a bad thing as I think most of the old stuff had been dumped when I shifted my house.
What makes it better is that they are serving food so I could continue my dwelling in the past till night.
Ice cream coffee.. One of their signature must try. Not sweet at all and refreshing on a hot sunny day.
Pizza Time. Fresh and hot from the oven..
This smoked salmon salad is another must try for those on a diet.
Toast with salsa... The new way of eating your toasts..
Spagetti with asparagus and a whole range of pastas to choose from.


Mustroom soup with garlic toast
Almond fish with crispy almond slices which is a taste to remember
Cheesy chicken chop with penne pasta as sideline..

Environment: 4.5/5  (Definitely brings back memories from the pasts but caters only for small groups - place is quite small)
Service: 4/5 (The cafe is opened by the owners, and you are served by the owners themselves so expect good services here.)
Taste: 3.5/5 (The taste is ok but add in the environment it's a perfect place to be)
Consistency: ??? (First visit there. Will update when I return to this outlet again)
Price: 2.5/5 (A little on the expensive side, depending on what you have ordered too but I would definitely return for the memories)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Behind-50Love-Lane/146112812124793

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