January 18, 2021

JJCM : DIN by Din Tai Fung @ Suria KLCC

MCO again.. so yeah.. makan time hahaha. Did I tell you I gained 5kg the last MCO FML. 

Sharing one of my favorite place for Chinese food - DIN by Din Tai Fung. You might see Din Tai Fung restaurants in some malls. The Taiwanese restaurant chain has more than 10 outlets across Malaysia but do note that only a few of them are pork-free. In KL, it is only Suria KLCC and Nu Sentral branch.

What I always order whenever I dine in here. 

Xiao Long Bao. 

You can't visit Din Tai Fung without ordering this crowd favorite.

Got ways to eat it also. 

Next is Mini Lava Custard Bun. 

And Spicy Shrimp & Chicken Wonton. 

These three are my favorites. Highly recommended.

Then I will order other menus depending on my mood during the visit. 

Shrimp & Chicken Dumpling.

Hot & Sour Soup Noodle.

Or you can order one with Shrimp.

Shrimp Fried Rice.

I love this. Just a simple fried rice but so yummy!

Chicken Chop Fried Rice.

Shrimp & Chicken Wonton Noodle Soup.

Chicken Chop Noodle Soup.

Sometimes I will order veges like String Bean with Minced Chicken as additional dish to go with the fried rice.

For desserts at the end of the meal, gotta love this - Double-boiled Snow Fungus.

Some of the menu here (you can also order online for delivery!). 

I love it here. Best service from the team, clean and their food is yummy for my tummy!

DIN by Din Tai Fung

Address: Lot 417, Level 4, Suria KLCC

Opening & Last order time: 11am ~ 8pm (Monday - Sunday)

Contact: 03-2181 0321 / 011-6996 3930

Website: DIN by Din Tai Fung

Facebook: DIN Malaysia

Instagram: DIN Malaysia

December 31, 2020

JJCM : Cafe Chef Wan @ KL East Mall

So he did it again. After the success of De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan , the famous chef recently expands his F&B empire. There's one branch in Bangi Resort Hotel (near to office), and a couple of weeks ago Cafe Chef Wan opened its door in KL East Mall (near to home). How to diet like this haha.

Since it's near, I go check it out la. Went for Sunday lunch with the fam and it was already busy even though we reached there before 12pm. Had to wait for a while before we got our table.  

This new branch has a different food concept, thus the name is also different - Cafe Chef Wan. De.Wan Space serves authentic Malaysian food while this cafe serves authentic international fare inspired by his personal travels around the world. But one thing similar, the deco is fun and colorful. 

Check the menu here.

We ordered these.


Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Cucur Udang

Around the World

Chef Wan's Chicken Pot Pie

Jamaican Fish and Chips


Chef Wan's Seafood Chowder

Exploring Asia

Cik Aini's Mee Rebus

Chef Wan's Sweet Treats

Musang King Cheesecake

Chocolate Valentino

Something Bubbly

    Fruity Sangria

Assam Boi Pineapple Mojito

Something Brewed

Melaka Latte

Taknak cakap banyak, semua SEDAP! 

Aside from the yummy food, there are many instaworthy spots within the cafe. So it can be your next hang out makan-makan sessions with the girlfriends. 

Cafe Chef Wan

Address: G2-26 KL East Mall, Off Middle Ring Road 2, KL

Website : Cafe Chef Wan

Instagram: @cafechefwan

December 28, 2020

Saloma Link

It's almost end of the year, omgggg where have 2020 gone? For some people, year end is the time to travel since it's school holidays. Well I guess those school students have been on holiday much earlier because of the damn Covid. 

If you're heading to KL for cuti-cuti Malaysia, I am sure KLCC tops your list of places to go. There's the Petronas Twin Towers, Petrosains, Aquaria.. Now add one more attraction to your Instagram feed - the Saloma Link. 

It is a bridge across Klang River, connecting Kampung Baru and Kuala Lumpur City Centre. And it has become some kind of attraction la because it's beautiful. 

The bridge change its colors in the evening. Blue, red, yellow, green, purple..

Wait for the Malaysia flag. It comes out every 45 minutes... approximately at 8pm, 8.45pm, 9.30pm, 10.15pm and so on... and stayed for about 3 minutes. 

Anyway, while you're happy happy on the bridge please don't forget to sedekah Al-Fatihah to those who have left us as it is just next to Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery (where Saloma and P Ramlee was also buried).   

If you're coming from KLCC side, just head to the intersection right in front of the Petronas Twin Towers where you will see Public Bank and NZ Curry House. Walk between the buildings to the back of NZ Curry House and there's a ramp leading up to the bridge. If you're coming from Kampung Baru side, head towards Kampung Baru LRT station. Or if you're coming from elsewhere with public transport, take the Kelana Jaya LRT line to Kampung Baru station. The bridge is just 100 metres away from the station. 

There's an elevator and stairs from street level at Kampung Baru side. 

The bridge is closed from 1 ~ 5am from Monday to Saturday (closed on 12.30am on Sunday and public holidays).  

December 24, 2020

Tiarasa Escapes

My feet is itchy so it's time for another cuti-cuti Malaysia. I wanna go out of KL but not too far away. Also, somewhere that is not too crowded, peaceful and relaxing. One place comes to mind and that is none other than Tiarasa Escapes. Another kayangan place but why not hahaha. 

The drive to the resort took me less than 45 minutes from home. Just follow the signboards to Janda Baik from R&R Genting Sempah. After about 8km of winding road, you will reach a junction and see a welcoming arch on the right. Take that right turn. From the arch, just drive uphill passing by TanaRimba and Elektrisola. Turn right after the Elektrisola quarters. Google maps confused me and made me turned right to the quarters. The actual road to Tiarasa is after the quarters. It's a small junction, and the signboard is rather small so just remember to turn right after the quarters. Drive straight and you'll arrive at this secluded and serene resort. 

There's a few types of accommodation available; you can choose between the 1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms safari-style tented villa or the treetop villa. 

safari-style tented villa

treetop villa

We chose the Rajah Brooke tent, which can fit a group of 4 persons. This tent has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a lounge. There's also a fridge, portable airconds, ceiling fans, electrical and USB outlets just like in hotel rooms. #glampinglife

There's 3 Rajah Brooke tents and we got the one facing the pool. OK la since I brought my nephew so he can hit the pool as much as he wants. If you want privacy, you can ask for the other two which is facing the stream and the jungle. Might be scary at night though. But there's light so no worries la haha.

After check in, just relax for a while and get ready for tea time. We were supposed to have picnic by the river but it was drizzling so they sent everything to the tent. 

assorted kuih-muih

mee goreng

Everything was delicious!! Especially the cekodok and samosa. 

For dinner, we went with the add-on BBQ dinner. You can also have it privately at your villa (with additional fees). The BBQ was nice - we were served with BBQ meats, pasta, potato salad, soup, fruits and cakes but at RM88 per person, I'll skip it next time. Just try for one night is enough la. 

love this cake!

Rasa dining in the rainforest

Actually we didn't know that we could order a la carte at the dining area. I thought we only had 2 choices - either have BBQ dinner on-site or bring your own food/go outside for dinner. But anyway, it's already too late to cancel so we just proceed with the BBQ. 

Ala carte menu.

Next time, I wanna order the Laksa Sarawak and Nasi Ulam. Heard they're good! 

After the BBQ, it's time for bonfire. 

                                                   toasting marshmallows                                                   

Or you can cozy up under the stars watching movies with their Moonlight Cinema experience. There's no movie night for us since it rained earlier and looked like it's gonna rain again later.  

True enough, it rained once we were back at the villa. Cool night, frogs calling.. we slept soundly till morning. 

It was drizzling when we woke up so there goes our breakfast by the river. Finee.... I'll come again when the weather is better. Breakfast was served at the dining area then. 

nasi lemak for breakfast

soo yummy! 

Other than makan makan makan... we chill.

playing at the wading pool

buai laju laju...

games area

games and event area

Ok jom mandi sungai. 

Back to nature. 

I love it here. Definitely will come again and I definitely recommend this place for your cuti-cuti Malaysia.