Showing posts from January, 2012

Kek Lok Si Penang Chinese New Year

Kek Lok Si Temple Penang , one of the "must go" place in Penang Island, where I have been to numerous times in recent years with friends and family. Now have you been to Kek Lok Si during Chinese New Year ? This is when the temple transforms into a scenery of lights while thousands throng the area every night. I took the opportunity to visit Kek Lok Si during this Chinese New Year, and it was beautiful to say the least.  Kek Lok Si in an Ocean of Lights Event: Display of Lights at Kek Lok Si Temple Date: 19th January to 19th February 2012 Location: Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, Penang Phone: 04-8283317 "The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. " "In 1930, the seven storey main pagoda of the temple or the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas , was completed. This pagoda combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middl

Andes BYO Aman Suria

Today's the 7th day of Chinese New Year, when a bunch of us decided to gather for some pork burgers over at Andes BYO in Aman Suria . I've heard a lot of the pork burgers here, but did not really get a chance to drop by until today. My first impression of the place was pretty good, nice environment with good burgers, but the service was really lacking in various aspects. #1 Andes Pork Burger - RM13.90 Andes BYO Address: (Same row as Cha Cha Pan Mee) K-G-11, Jalan PJU1/43 Aman Suria,  47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Email: Mobile Phone: Andy – 0122200530 Other Phone: 03- 78083292 Business Hour: Monday to Friday :12pm to 3pm & 5pm to 10pm Saturday & Sunday : 6pm to 10pm The Interior Located along the stretch of food eateries along Jalan PJU1/43 in Aman Suria PJ, Andes BYO wasn't that hard to find. Reaching the restaurant at 7.30pm, I was pleased to see familiar faces already seated at the table. There were a tot

Savory Bistro Mont Kiara

Savory Bistro is this restaurant serving western fare ranging from homemade pancakes, pasta, specialty steaks, tapas, vegetarian-friendly fare and a selection of wines. Located over in Mont Kiara area, the bar-like restaurant was rather hidden, tucked away on the first floor of a condominium block at the end of Jalan Kiara 1. I had the opportunity to sample some of their dishes the other day along with friends, and it wasn't bad at all. Savory Bistro Mont Kiara Savory Bistro The Fare, 10 Mont Kiara,  Jalan Kiara 1 50480 Kuala Lumpur E-mail: Telephone:  +60 3 6211 5100 Website: Facebook: Dimly lit classy decor of Savory Bistro The Restaurant menu Aptly named Savory Bistro , we were served with some rather savory dishes which did tingle our senses. Arriving just in time for dinner, my stomach was ready for all the good food. Even though the location for this rest

Aria Restaurant Italian Dining Bukit Damansara

Just before the Chinese New Year holidays last week, I had the opportunity to dine in this really cosy Aria Restaurant offering Italian cuisine. Located in Bukit Damansara, Aria introduces itself as a neighbourhood restaurant offering a warm and intimate setting for delighting in good food with family and friends.  Aria Restaurant & Bar Aria Restaurant & Bar Traditional Italian Dining 44G&44M, Plaza Damansara,  Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, KL. Opening hours: 12pm-12am Mon-Fri, 5pm till late on Saturdays. Tel: 03-20950016 Facebook: Website: Traditional Italian Dining Arriving at Aria Restaurant around 7pm, we were greeted by the owner, who with a warm welcome brought us around the restaurant while introducing to us the signature dishes which they offered in their menu. I found the restaurant to be really homely, which was exactly what Aria Restaurant wanted to portray, a place for

Chinese New Year Steamboat Reunion Dinner

Chinese New Year 2012 is upon us, this time it's the year of the dragon, and what better way to kick off the new year than with some fiery tomyam steamboat dinner. That was exactly what we had for our family's reunion dinner the night before Chinese New Year. Due to some turn of events, my family decided to have our reunion dinner with my in-laws this year and it was pretty good. Our simple Tomyam Steamboat Now, the Tomyam Steamboat that we had that evening was really spicy, though I'm not sure exactly what paste was put in. According to Janice, the Tomyam paste was bought from Thailand. Towards the end of the dinner, most of us were already scrambling for some cold water to quench the fire.  Happy Family Group Shot So there we were taking in so much seafood, meat and various mushrooms until I felt my stomach would explode. The thing about homemade steamboat dinner was that we could customize our own ingredients, and customize we did. I personally p

Philea Resort & Spa Melaka

The recent Honda Insight Test Drive event gave me the opportunity to stay over at this really nice lodging, Philea Resort & Spa Melaka. The first impression of mine when first reaching the hotel was that it reminded me of those nature themed chalet styled resort on some island. Located just after passing the Malacca toll, Philea Resort was an excellent place to stay at, with wooden interior rooms, with an overall "back to nature feel" to the whole place. Philea Resort & Spa Melaka Philea Resort & Spa Malacca Lot 2940 – 1, Jalan Ayer Keroh,  Off Jalan Plaza Tol  75450 Melaka  Malaysia Phone: +6 06 2333399 Fax: +6 06 2332299 Email: "The accommodation at Philea Resort and Spa captures the nostalgic elegance of an age where quality and care were a way of life. Bespoke furniture merges with the beauty of finest quality pine log and railway sleepers that pave the way to create an environment that is both bea