Westin @ Kuala Lumpur

Westin Kuala Lumpur is the first Starwood brand hotel I stayed in Malaysia, which was like almost 2 years back, but yet I only take photos of it during my last Kuala Lumpur trip during December 2011.

Service is still good, check in is still fast and although my stay was kinda messed up due to their poor front desk for not checking my reservation properly, but since it’s past so long, I am lazy to talk about it here. Those interested can go find my complaints at Trip Advisor. ­čśÇ

Since this room is the Premium room, which is actually the same as their normal room, just that it have a nicer view aka facing Pavilion. Which is good too so that I can check out the traffic in Jalan Bukit Bintang is bad or not before I go and get my car.

Oh and as usual, the bed is nice, and you still need to pay for the internet. That’s what my┬átethering┬áfor.

20111203 2011.12.04 Kuala Lumpur Trip

The bath room is quite big.

20111203 2011.12.04 Kuala Lumpur Trip-3

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Abang Ismail Char Koay Teow @ Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Long live Malay Char Koay Teow! Another fail presentation, but taste wise? Superb!

Almost every single friend of my just can’t accept this type of Char Koay Teow. To them, it must be dry, and not wet, most important, it MUST be fried by Chinese. Well, try to be more open minded and be adventurous eh? If not, you will just miss out too many good food out there, and how can life be fun if that’s so? Live to eat, and not eat to live.

Maybe next time I should say, come lets go eat “wat dan hor“.

20101127 Abang Ismail Char Koay Teow @ Bukit Mertajam-3

This time, it’s Abang Ismail Char Koay Teow, located just directly opposite of the big pink colored Bukit Mertajam Post Office.

20101127 Abang Ismail Char Koay Teow @ Bukit Mertajam-13

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Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai @ Alor Setar

Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah, is very very famous of it’s laksa. No, not the Asam Laksa you find it Penang, but rather a variant of it, known as Laksa Kedah.

The most famous Kedah Laksa is Laksa Teluk Kechai, and Zakaria Laksa is the best according to many people.

2010.06.05 T Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai @ Alor Setar-5

According to what I understand, Kedah Laksa is supposed to be very similar to Asam Laksa in Penang, and the only difference is the garnishing used.

2010.06.05 T Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai @ Alor Setar-1

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Hammer Bay Ikan Bakar @ Penang

Where is the best place for dinner? Yes, beach is the way man! Watching the sun set, enjoying fresh seafood while the natural wind blowing you is just…..awesome! Although the sea water is not crystal clear in Penang, neither the sand is silky smooth in the East coast of Penang island, but still, you can overlook the whole Penang bridge and looking at ships entering and exiting the port is quite a view too.

Hence this explains why restaurants are mushrooming along the East coast of the island, all the way from the start of Jelutong Highway at the end of Pengkalan Weld to Queensbay mall.

2010.04.10 Hammer Bay Ikan Bakar @ Penang-1

However, most of these stalls are just normal road side restaurant, not those classy type that you find in Batu Ferringhi area.

2010.04.10 Hammer Bay Ikan Bakar @ Penang-2

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Nasi Lemak Cinta Sayang @ Sungai Petani

Nasi Lemak stalls are everywhere, as almost anyone who can cook can simply set up a small stall by the road. Basically no set up cost is needed, since one can use their house dining table for the stall, plates for putting the dishes, and most important, usually just a few dish will suffice. However, it’s very rare that these types of stall will success as usually they won’t have enough business and hence enough revenue to cover their cost of cooking materials. I don’t know if it’s because their cooking sucks, or did they think that it’s really so easy to simply just set up 1 stall in front of their house and expect customers to fly in.

HOWEVER, there is this 1 stall, just outside Cinta Sayang Golf & Country resort, whose business is really growing rapidly. Initially, they are also just another nasi lemak stall by the road side, but their business boom in just 1 year ++ and from just 1 more stall, it became something like this.

2010.03.28 Nasi Lemak Cinta Sayang @ Sungai Petani-4

Amazingly, all their workers are also wearing uniforms! How professional! Besides uniform, this nasi lemak stall is clean too especially if you compare to their competitors. Well, sometimes I do think, referring them as a stall might be a bit underestimating them, but it’s ain’t a restaurant either.

2010.03.28 Nasi Lemak Cinta Sayang @ Sungai Petani-3

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Restaurant Kapitan @ Penang

There’s a huge red sign board at Lebuh Chulia, showing this particular shop, Restaurant Kapitan, which is also the place that sell Badam Milk. Since whenever I pass by this shop during night time, I always saw loads of head there, I know surely it’s something good and decided to give them a try 1 fine day.

And yes, the food served here is good!

Their Biryani Chicken rice come with a small claypot, which is kinda unique. The rice is nice but not as nice as you able to eat it itself. I will prefer to have some curry to go with it. However, the chicken is good stuff, very tender and fragrant! 7.3/10

Restaurant Kapitan @ Penang-1

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