Sunday, 27 March 2016

Not Guangzhou Again

"Not Guangzhou again?" was all I heard every time I announced my next trip to people around. I had gone there twice, but that doesn't mean I should stop visiting. Am I right?

Guangzhou may not be the best city China could offer, but I'm a guy with heavy sentimental issue, so this third trip I had a month ago was quite meaningful. I, personally, feel that it's not fun if you travel around places in a short period. Because I've meet people like that, they just don't care much about that particular destination they were visiting. All they wanted was to be there. Took some photos and selfies, and left. So much for a traveling experience huh?

If you asked me, I would say that my personal aim in traveling, was to understand every little details about the place I was visiting. For instance, why did I visit the Great Wall in Beijing for, like, three time? Because I loved the feeling of standing on top of that wall. The view was gorgeous. And that particular when I get to walk along the wall without much people around, God knows how much I loved. During my third visit, I started to ignore my camera. I just wanted to enjoy my short stay there.

Now let's talk about the places that I went in Guangzhou. The three photos above, that's Beijing Pedestrian Street. And the two below, are the views around Pearl River, with a tiny sight of Canton Tower. These two places, they're just right next to each other. So when you've done walking past the Beijing Street, take a relaxing time and stroll along the Pearl Riverside. They didn't have much activities around when I was there, but it perfect spot to chill with my friends. Grab a bag walnut or Longan fruit from a stall nearby, and simply sit back and enjoy the cool breeze from the river. What a time.

For those of you who are wondering, what does Beijing Street have? Well, it's a pretty much a shopping street. You could get plenty of stuff with both expensive and cheap price, you've just got to look for them. If you were planning to go there by subway, just get down at the Beijinglu Station, and wala, you just got yourself the starting point of this street.

It was my first time to visit Guangzhou in Februrary. So now I understood why people call it a semi-tropical region, the rain just didn't want to stop. Having a temperature between 10 to 15 degrees was already cold for me. So a mixture of rainy day and that temperature, it was a damn winter to me.

One thing about having a rainy day that I like in general, not just Guangzhou, is that the street view looks different. And the way I look at it, it's beautiful. Gloomy, yet the street seems pretty much alive with people bustling around. I wanted to call it world's busiest city, but these people would end their work and go home when it hit 6 pm. They're being pretty punctual.

Okay, one last thing I want to share - Halal food. Ow lord! That was my favorite when visiting China. The Xinjiang, Turkish and Arab restaurant there, they were simply awesome. If you were a lamb or mutton lover, these types of restaurant served the best grilled meat you could ever asked for. Mutton skewer from Xinjiang restauurant, my dearest food when I first stepped into the land of China. Until now, I still long for the taste and smell of it from my home.

I guess that's it for this post. Of course, I'm not going to share everything in one single. Just wait for the next. I suppose there will be, like, two or three more posts about Guangzhou. Stay tune guys.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Hazelnut Coffee & Bar @ Bukit Tinggi

Two possibilities would occur when visiting this cafe, either you would become much healthier, or you would turn into a hazelnut-lust little madman, whom just released from far-beneath underground dungeon. And by the way, both examples indicate good thing actually. So, here you go, an introduction by me for this cool-looking cafe - Hazelnut Coffee & Bar.

The name itself says a lot on what kind of dishes you'll be having. At first I was like 'A hazelnut cafe huh? Either it will turn up to be lame, or taste weird.

Like seriously and I'm not joking, the moment I had my first dish, Parmesan Chicken Pot down there, I was completely blown away. By what? That cream cheese and Parmesan, mixed up with ground hazelnuts, apparently create an aroma that will make you think twice on what's good. I wanted to scream on my first scoop, but then I realized I'm an adult. Adults don't scream when the food taste good. Better keep that in mind.

I've always been a fan of affordable meals. Wherever I go and whenever I dine for meal, pricing is always my top priority. Eyes on the 'price', that's what people said, I suppose. Here's my standard, RM 5 - 10 per meal would either be street food or food court. So having to pay RM 20 - 30 per meal, that'd be my standard of dining in a cafe. Lucky enough, that's what each of us had to pay.

Here's my suggestion for main dishes - Chicken Cordon Bleu, Parmesan Chicken Pot and Hazelnut Fried Rice. Or maybe Hazelnut Shrooms if you were a vegetarian. They even have that too you see. What a considerate little establishment.

As for dessert. Take look at that photo down there. GO ORDER THAT!

No, I'm just kidding. Go order that Hazelnut Torte if you felt tempted by that skin-full of ground hazelnut. By paying only RM 13.90, you could get a huge piece of cake that could be divided for two people. And by the way, none of you would be going home emptied-stomach.

Hazelnut Coffee & Bar
51A, Lorong Batu Nilam 21B,
Bandar Bukit Tinggi,
41200 Klang.

Contact: +6012-2270 089 / +6012-9819 585
Facebook: Hazelnut Coffee & Bar

Sunday, 6 March 2016

AA Super Grill @ Subang Bestari

"Mok Kito Maroh Jual Mahal"

An adorable tag line by AA Super Grill. It means "Our mommy would get mad if we made pricey".

Like seriously, do you usually pay for a plate of grilled-mutton? RM20? RM30? Even if it wasn't inside of a restaurant, you would still have to pay that much. But what AASG promising here is that, a regular price exactly like an average meal - RM10 for a plate of 200 gram grilled-mutton.

Located in the heart of newly built commercial streets (next to Tat Nasi Ayam), I would say this little establishment managed to stand out from the rest of its competitors around. Talk about the smell. Your guts and conscience will eat you up if you fight against the will to try this food. AASG has only been around for 7 months now, but from what I saw last night, the business was doing well. I loved watching at those restless employees. A young teen standing behind the grilling heat just to serve the best for their customers (Totally reminded me of myself during final year of high school, where I lied to my parents about having a part-time job after school). I truly hope this kid's paycheck pays all that.

AASG doesn't just serve customers who visit their establishment. You could actually call them up to cater some events or parties. The fixed rate they're giving would be RM1,000 for twenty kilogram of mutton. That's equivalent of 80 attendees.

So here's some more details:

Monday to Friday, opening from 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm.
Saturday, opening from 6.30 pm to 12.00 midnight.

Facebook: AA Super Grill