Oct 22, 2017

5 Buffet Breakfast At The Andaman Luxury Resort

Continuing my post on our stay at The Andaman ...

The next morning, we had the loveliest buffet breakfast at The Restaurant on the ground floor. A wide variety of food was on display. There's something for vegetarians, health buffs and greedy pigs like me (we try everything).

Breakfast at The Andaman, Langkawi

The bread pudding is to-die-for and I am not ashamed to say that we helped ourselves to two servings. The bread on top was crisp giving it a nice contrast to the soft custard underneath.

The Awesome Bread Pudding

I especially loved the bread room which was filled with scrumptious baked goodies - so much to try, but so little stomach space. It felt like my thoughts were doing cartwheels trying to decide what to put on the plate. There was also a wide array of fruits in one corner.

Bread, Bread, Bread!

Fruits

After much thinking, I walked away with these ..for a start.

Fruit and Pastries

The eggs are a must for Hubs so we headed to the egg bar to order an omelette.

The Restaurant at The Andaman Luxury Resort

The Omelette From The Egg Bar

Alcohol in the morning? This isn't my thing but I was excited to see it anyway.

Wine, anyone?

Vodka, Tomato Juice, The Works

I didn't snap any pictures of the Malaysian food that was available since my stomach was grumbling by then, possibly upset that I was spending too much time with my camera than sitting down and eating.

Yoghurt

Salami And The Sort

The Restaurant has a cosy ambiance, with indoor and outdoor seating.

The Restaurant, The Andaman Luxury Resort

There you go. That ends my adventure in The Andaman Luxury Resort. Hope you enjoyed salivating over my breakfast.

Oct 19, 2017

20 Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot Level 5 On Mini Pancakes

Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna has been my favourite choice of canned tuna for as long as I can remember.

Nomming On Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot Level 5 On Mini Pancakes

It comes in three degrees of spiciness :
- Chilli Tuna Light Level 2 has 33% less fat. Perfect for anyone watching their weight and want a little kick in their meals!
- Chilli Tuna Original Level 3 has been my longtime companion during those lonely nights when I'm making a meal for one.
- Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot Level 5, the newest in the market, had so much oomph that I 'tambah nasi' (add rice) !

Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna

Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot is perfect with rice but I was thinking about picnics and teatime snacks when I came out with these sturdy pancakes. It had to hold so that it's convenient to eat.

The great thing about Ayam Brand™'s Chilli Tuna is that it's 'ready-to-eat' . This means that I can bring it along on road trips and open it only when we're hungry - mess free!

Ayam Brand™'s Chilli Tuna is 'Ready-to-Eat' !

Since Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna packs a ton of flavour, there was no need for me to add salt to the pancake batter. Half an hour later, I was munching on my third piece and running for a glass of cold, COLD water!

Look at that fiery hot chilli! It is no joke but the deliciousness kept me going. This is an addictive snack!

Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna On Mini Pancakes

Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot Level 5 On Mini Pancakes

Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot On Mini Pancakes
(Makes 10 palm-sized pancakes)
Ingredients:
Pancake
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
---------------------------------------
- Cooking oil
- Spring onions (chopped)

Method:
1) In a large bowl, whisk all the pancake ingredients together.
2) Take a napkin, wipe thin layer of cooking oil onto the pan. Heat pan. Pour enough batter to make small / palm-sized pancakes. Turn once, until done. Wipe the pan clean. Repeat.
3) Eat topped with Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot (we don't do 'mild' here) and garnish with spring onions.


I make these when I feel like rolling up my sleeves in the kitchen and getting down to a bit of work. However, when I just want a quickie, I go for something simple like the one pictured below; served on plain cream crackers along with fresh lettuce. Yum stuff!

Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot Level 5 On A Cream Cracker

These are just two ways I enjoy Ayam Brand™'s Chilli Tuna . Wait 'til you see what I did for dinner! In another post ...

Before I end, Ayam Brand™ Malaysia is currently running a selfie contest, #ayamonfire , on Instagram and Facebook.
The contest mechanics, which I took from Ayam's Brand's Facebook post, are as below. Good luck!

Post a selfie or video of you trying this new Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot Level 5 and you might just win RM50 worth of Ayam Brand™ products.

The how-to:
1. Take a selfie or video of you trying Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna Fire-Hot Level 5.
2. Post on YOUR Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtag #ayamonfire (make sure post is public).
3. Tag Ayam Brand Malaysia on FB or if it's on Instagram : @ayambrandmy .
Terms & Conditions apply.

Contest ends 30 October 2017!

Ayam Brand™ Chilli Tuna range is certified Halal by JAKIM.
Website: http://www.ayambrand.com.my/tasty-tuna.html

This is a sponsored post, where I was provided with some products to try out.
That said, this piece is wholly written by me and all opinions are my own.
Please read the Disclaimer for this blog under Policies.

Oct 15, 2017

20 Langkawi : Inner Peace At The Andaman Luxury Resort

A hidden paradise in a secluded corner of Langkawi island, The Andaman Luxury Resort is a dream for anyone looking for some quiet to revitalise themselves. Indulge in holistic spa treatments, take a nature walk or a swim in the beautiful waters of Datai Bay, this place is heaven tucked away in a rainforest with a wide stretch of sandy beach within walking distance from the rooms.

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort

The Andaman Resort, Langkawi

"Ma'am, we've upgraded your room. Please enjoy your stay." I was ecstatic by the kind gesture upon check-in and in awe by the VIP attention. When it comes to hospitality and attention to comfort, The Andaman Resort is the place to be.

Hubs and I stayed here for a night. It was the best sleep I had ever had. The soft bed felt heavenly on my tired bones, brought on by two days of gallivanting up and down this beautiful island and twice, we were caught in the rain. I huddled under the cool, soft blanket, reluctant to leave the room. But I knew there was a stunning horizon to look forward to when dusk falls.

This is our room, one with a garden terrace.

Our Room At The Andaman, Langkawi

The glass door opens out to a lovely view of the rainforest. There was a warning about monkeys taking guest belongings out of the room so we kept our stuff out of view.

Room With A Garden, The Andaman, Langkawi

The bathroom is the cleanest I had ever seen! The toiletries? Of amazing quality. I tried the shampoo and I'm happy to say that it did wonders to the rain-drenched frizzy mop of locks on my head. Nothing like a good hair day to lift my spirits.

The Bathroom and Toiletries, The Andaman Resort

We took a romantic stroll down the seaside that evening and explored the jungly trails within the resort. It was a treat to see a group of monkeys on the beach. The Andaman Resort is surrounded by an old rainforest which is home to many wildlife.

The Beach At The Andaman, Langkawi

The Andaman, Langkawi

Twilight descended in brilliant hues of pinkish orange. We sat down for a meal at Tepian Laut shortly after, a cosy beach restaurant where the sound of waves rushing to shore is part of the music permeating the air.

Tepian Laut Restaurant at The Andaman, Langkawi

Twilight At The Andaman, Langkawi

Dinner At Tepian Laut, The Andaman

One of the waiters regaled us with stories of his life, adding to the charm of the Malay restaurant. I must warn you that food is very pricey here, but then again this is a 'luxury' resort!


Tepian Laut, Restaurant By The Beach

Breakfast the next morning? Oh, that deserves another blog post. I'm leaving this page with more pictures of the hotel area.

The Lobby Of The Andaman Resort, Langkawi

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

The Andaman Luxury Resort, Langkawi - Pool and Guest Room Area

The Andaman is a kind of resort that makes you feel you never want to leave its compound. I was actually sad to get into our rented car to head to the airport that morning...

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4 - 959 1088

Oct 6, 2017

18 Pigeon Tales : Sweet Home Kuala Lumpur

It's been sometime since I last blogged about my pigeon buddies. Lots of things have happened in between as Hubs and I got to know them better.

They are each unique in their own funny way, coming and going as they please. Some disappearing for long periods like Benj, whom we suspect is tied with tending her squabs and a new nesting home!

Pigeons Of Kuala Lumpur

Anyway, we decided to get a bigger plant container to give our pigeons more space. Coincidentally, Sungai Buloh Nursery Lot 54 was having a 'Moving Out  Sale' so I said, "Let's go! " We forked out RM80 more or less for sand and planter box. Now, we have a proper spot where we can put lots of seed and water.

Pigeon Play Area

When I say pigeon's' , it's really just two or three of the same guys visiting each day. My balcony is like their vacation spot. I enjoy watching them. So much better than watching the idiot box - must be an old age thing.

My Name Is Tiny. I Love This Place.

It wasn't long before Hubs and I started contemplating about a dovecote. I scoured the internet for ideas. Hubs put my suggestions down on paper along with measurements, a drawing was made and construction began soon after! The side doors were something I wanted to make it easy for me to clean out any mess they make.

Left: Drawing Of A Pigeon House
Right: Pigeon House Construction

Before long, we were huffing and puffing to lift the bird house into place. I think it's a great addition to my balcony garden!

Pigeon House

It's a nice feeling to see them having fun jumping up and down, in and out of the little house. You know what's surprising? They don't poop a lot so it's been pretty clean thus far. We're not expecting our pigeon buddies to live in the house of course, but if they do, we'd be as happy.


To my pigeons, I say - Whatever floats your boat, buddy!

Oct 2, 2017

20 Cenang Beach and Telaga Seafood Restaurant, Langkawi

Possibly the busiest stretch of seaside on Langkawi island but the scene is entirely different walking further down the sandy shore towards Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort  which is a paradise of serenity as you can read from my earlier post.

Cenang Beach, Langkawi

Jalan Pantai Cenang
(Cenang Beach Road) is lined with small hotels, eateries and touristy shops, left and right. The Underwater World is located here too.  Hidden behind all these is Pantai Cenang, a beautiful beach where stunning sunsets can be seen. Besides several restaurants offering romantic evening dining experiences, the place is a hive of watersport activities with a spot of kite flying and powered paragliding going on.

Cenang Beach, Langkawi and Powered Paragliding

The weather was a bit gloomy with rain clouds converging over the sky above us but fortunately, it didn't start raining in earnest until late evening.

Cenang Beach, Langkawi

I'm not into anything that makes my heartbeat go haywire so I stuck with a relaxing lovey-dovey walk, breathing fresh salty air, taking the scenery in and people-watching - all this with a cup of iced yoghurt mango drink in hand. We watched the sun go down.

The Crowd Thinning Out At Cenang Beach, Langkawi As Evening Approaches

Sunset At Cenang Beach, Langkawi

Cenang Beach, Langkawi

Night had fallen by the time we decided to hunt for dinner. We stepped into Telaga Seafood Restaurant, pleased to see a nice outdoor setting. The waiter ushered us to a cosy hut. It was pleasantly mosquito free although I wondered if it was also Guardian's Buzz Away spray at work. I had insisted that we rub that on before venturing out to the beach.

Telaga Seafood Restaurant, Langkawi

Telaga Seafood Restaurant, Langkawi

We ordered two jumbo prawns but that was out of stock so it was replaced with smaller ones at their recommendation. When the dish arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see the largest I had ever eaten. I cannot imagine what 'jumbo' would be like - it was an exciting thought though. These were bigger than my hand. Anyway, it was exquisite. Nothing like fresh seafood on an island holiday.

Telaga Seafood Restaurant, Langkawi

The fried grouper which was covered with a sweet and sour sauce was as tasty. Halfway through our meal, sweet music permeated the air in the form of a live performance. Top that with friendly staff and fast service, it was truly a lovely experience dining here.

Telaga Seafood Restaurant
Address: Jalan Pantai Chenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 4-955 2225

Leaving you with another shot of the beach..

Cenang Beach, Langkawi
 
BEACH
Best Escape Anyone Can Have

Sep 25, 2017

20 Eat Out : Amelio, Desa ParkCity

It's been too long since I last saw my cutie-pie months old nephew Damien and my lovely cousin, Jo. Coincidentally, it was Jo's Birthday so I treated her to lunch. This was last Friday, which was a public holiday for us.

We had such a great time at Amelio restaurant. The waiters were attentive and oh-so-kind, regularly checking in on us to ask if we were comfortable. The food is great too!

Although it was tempting to eat in an air-conditioned space, we chose to sit outside, embracing fresh air, sun and beautiful scenery.

Me, Jo, Amelio

Hubs and I shared a plate of tender Whisky BBQ Pork Ribs and a juicy Teriyaki Pork Burger. My pictures don't do justice at all - the BBQ pork ribs was so delicious that I wished I had the whole plate to myself!

Whisky BBQ Pork Ribs

This pork burger is delicious too, moist on the inside and with the teriyaki sauce poured over, it's something I would consider ordering again.

Teriyaki Pork Burger

Jo ordered the Pork Burger with BBQ Sauce and Bacon whilst her hubs ordered a classic big breakfast of eggs, sausage and bacon. They enjoyed their meal too.

Pork Burger with Bacon

Big Breakfast

Drinks were chilled refreshing lemongrass tea which I hadn't thought to take pictures of but am still thinking about today as I write this post, craving for a glass.

Amelio, Desa Parkcity
Address: FF-07, The Waterfront, 5, Jalan Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52220 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 3-6280 7212

After lunch, we took a short walk to the carpark at the back where a circus was being set up. Tickets are priced from RM39 onwards and was already on sale in front of Aeon Maxvalu. Based on past reviews, this is one show you shouldn't miss because the acrobatics are amazing!

Swiss Dream Circus, Desa ParkCity

Before meeting up with my cousin for lunch at Amelio, hubs and I popped into Three Little Birds Coffee on the ground floor and ordered this awesome hot chocolate. This little cafe offers a great view of the lake and garden at Desa ParkCity. It is a nice place to chill.

Hot Chocolate, Three Little Birds Coffee
That's about it on my date with my cousin and little nephew who drooled over our meal with his mouth open, hoping we'd offer him a taste. Not so soon, tiny one!

 

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