Lunch Hour : Horizon Hills Golf Terrace

I usually work on weekends and most of the time I have to wait for a few minutes up to few hours for people. One time, I was so hungry, I paid RM13.00 for maggi tomyam. Thank God it was delicious. And the coconut bandung was not bad too. Muak sikit but sangat berlemak, yums! The other day I ordered mee goreng mamak. It was good but FYI the seafood is not fresh.


Arabian Nights @ Plaza Pelangi

When I was younger, my easy choice was nasi ayam. Now, I prefer nasi arab or nasi ayam penyet. 

There's this one week where I was craving for nasi arab so badly. The first day I went to three or four restaurants and they were all closed, so I went to Kapten Steamboat & Grill instead.

The next day I went to the same restaurants and few other... surprise, surprise... they were all CLOSED!! I was about to quit but was reminded about the restaurant at Plaza Pelangi. Surely it's not closed kan since it's located inside a shopping complex. So, yeah, that's how I end up having dinner at Arabian Nights.

As soon as we enter the restaurant, it smells of fresh naan. I instantly made a mental note to order naan. And then we were presented with the menu. The price was reasonable. Nice waiters, very polite. We ordered kabsa lamb, mendi chicken, and naan. I also ordered raita, a yogurt mixed with salt and pepper that can be eaten as dip (for the naan) or by itself.

What's unique about the food was different rice was served with different side dishes. Not the usual salsa/ sambal. 

Raita was interesting. Sour because of the yogurt paired with the salt and pepper kinda works. I wouldn't mind eating here again. But in Johor Bahru my favourite nasi arab will always be at Al Hanin

Something weird happened though... we went home with a heavy head and we suspect it's the lamb or something in the rice. Or maybe it's just us.

Salt & Pepper Raita

Arabian Nights is located at Level 1, Plaza Pelangi right next to Nando's.


Toowoomba Deli & Meats @ PV 128 Setapak

Our first meal after a four hour drive from Penang. Dayang brought us to PV 128 and we had our lunch at Toowoomba Deli & Meats.

At first I thought it was pronounced as Too. Woo. MBA. because of how the letters were arranged at their signboard. But it's actually Toowoomba, named after one of the city in Queensland, Australia (wiki) and reasonably, their specialty is Australian beef.

I really like this place. It seems very rustic and homely so we feel comfortable and relaxed after a long journey. There's outdoor and indoor seats but we chose to dine indoor as we were very tired and in dire need of some air conditioning (it was freaking hot outside).

We had Chicken Chop, Fettucine Carbonara, Spaghetti Aglio Olio Seafood, Mashed Potato and assorted teas - Chamomile Tea, Green Tea, Peppermint Tea and Honey Green Tea with Aloe Vera.

The carbonara is a bit spicy but it was a hit among us. The mashed potato was not as what I have imagined based on menu's illustration *frust*. The aglio olio was good but what I love the most was the salad which comes with the chicken chop. The greens were fresh and the dressing tasted amazing.

At the end of the meal, we were a bunch of happy diners.

Toowoomba Deli & Meats is located at G 3A, PV 128 Platinum Mondrian, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. Opening hours 11.00am to 11.00pm. More info at their Facebook.


Back at Pampas Burger

Pampas Burger has become one of my favourite restaurant in KL, thanks to Dayang. 

Was here after Asramara All Stars with Ariey and Dayang. This time, we were finally complete. 

I tried the The Gaucho. It is described as "The real man’s burger, double handmade beef patties with beef bacon, mature cheddar cheese, chimichurri sauce, mayonnaise and topped with an egg." Ira and Ariey had our favourite Blue Cheese and Bacon ("Homemade beef patties with blue cheese sauce, smoked beef bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato & red onion."). While Dayang ordered the meatball bolognese. The meatballs tastes just like the patty. Very rustic and filled with spices.

Looking forward to my next visit when I'm in KL... maybe next month? :)

The Gaucho

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All is not lost

It was supposed to be a birthday dinner at a sushi place. Due to some unforeseen (but expected) circumstances, we were late and forced to go to somewhere that is not inside a shopping complex.

I can only think of TGI Friday's.

Although I was a little bit upset about things not going according to MY plan, it was still a great night. He was happy and that was all that mattered.

Happy 27th.

We had...

Garlic Lamb Chop
Diablo Pasta
Fried Mac & Cheese
Molten Chocolate Cake

TGI Friday's located at Wisma Jotic, Jalan Ayer Molek, 80000 Johor Bahru. More info at their website.


Lunch Hour : Restoran Pinang Sebatang

A plate of rice with protein and vege cost me RM7. I think that's the standard price in Johor Bahru these days. Nice place and nice variety of lauk pauk. Taste good too. Located at UDA Business Centre so there's a lot of people there during office hours.


The Abundances of Katherine - John Green

The book that introduced me to John Green writings, also my least favourite book so far (I've read Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns). The title intrigues me but the story was so-so.... it's fun reading about young love but when you mix it with a formula too complicated to my non-scientific-thinking brain, it was all mush. But I must admit, there are a few interesting characters, like the Muslim best friend, and the first non-Katherine girlfriend. But it's booooring. If you haven't read anything from John Green maybe you shouldn't start with this.


Family dinner

Had dinner at Olive Musicafe with the whole family, just because. So since there's six of us, I get to try other things on the menu. 

The lamb chop and fish and chips are recommended. But I am still not a fan of the Aglio Olio. Abah loves the carrot cake but it's too dense for my liking. I love the Macaroni and cheese, had them on my first visit, ordered again. Tried the chicken wings but it was just okay for me as I don't like the marinade.

There was a live performance that night. He sang wonderfully and a lot of the songs performed was the current hits. We enjoyed it but Ma was not happy because live music during meals makes her dizzy.

Again, this was actually our last choice (my first choice but they want to go elsewhere so yeay me). We went to few other places but they were all closed. In the end, my family was pretty happy and that makes me happy.

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