Saturday, February 28, 2009

Simple Lunch at Teppanyaki, Ikano Power Centre

Destination: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This time hubby and I went to Teppanyaki, at Ikano Power Centre, Mutiara Damansara for lunch. This might be our 15th visit to Teppanyaki, I don't know... Whenever we were kind of no idea where to eat, we usually choose Teppanyaki. Maybe because the simple menu they have suit both of us.

We love to see the cook prepare the meal in front of us.

Green Tea (Japanese Tea), RM0.90
Here, this Green Tea is free refill.

Salmon Fish Teppanyaki, RM15.50

Chicken Teppanyaki, RM9.50

We ordered 2 Green Tea, 1 Salmon Fish Teppanyaki and 1 Chicken Teppanyaki, which perfect enough to make us full for lunch! :)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Certified Crazy at Ostrich Farm

Destination: Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Last weekend hubby and I went to PD Ostrich, formerly known as PD Ostrich Show Farm in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. We travelled by car for about 2 hours journey from Shah Alam, Selangor. This trip was actually our pending plan in 2008.

I took this photo from inside the car, so that's why it looks like that :P

We dropped by at the above food court for lunch.

The Ostrich Farm Signboard

Ostrich Farm here we come!

This Ostrich Farm is open from 9.00 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. daily. The entrance fee for an adult is RM8.00, RM4.00 for children (3-12 years old) and senior citizen (55 years old and above). If you come in a group of more than 15 pac, you'll get discount for the entrance fee. You know what, the ticket fee will make you entitled for visiting one whole day. It means that you get to go in and out as you like as long as on the same day. Everyday they will have monkey (Abu) coconut plucking activity at 10.45 a.m., 1.15 p.m. and 3.15 p.m. Any inquiries, contact them!

Add: PD Ostrich,
Lot 1419, Jalan Kemang 13, Batu 9,
73000 Port Dickson,
Negeri Sembilan,
Tel: 06-6627496
Fax: 06-6625919

There are few activities that can be done here. You can feed the animals, ride the ostrich, play coconut bowling, play the blow pipe and many more. To feed the animals, you have to buy the food they provided.

Above is the Ostrich food which can be used to feed the goats too! RM2.00 per container.

Hubby is feeding the sheep.

These are the juvenile Ostriches (7-16 months). Male feathers are black in color, while female feathers are grey in color. Ostrich belongs to the ratite family. The characteristic of the ratite family is they do not have breast muscle, so they cannot fly.

Hubby is feeding the ostrich. I'm scared to do so. Ouch! Ouch!

Female Ostriches start laying at 18 months old, while male Ostriches start mating at 3 years old. The laying time is around 8 to 10 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. After laying the eggs will be collected immediately to avoid the soil contamination. The production of eggs is around 40 to 90 eggs per season (1 season = 8 months).

The breeder bird are under feed intake control, to ensure they are healthy and successful in laying eggs. The controlling variables are fiber, protein and calcium intake. There are 5 main industries involving this amazing birds, whereby they sell the meat, skin, feathers, oil and bones.

Some Ostriches are being placed in a clinic paddock, not because of disease. They are relocated in the clinic paddock because of low in fiber, protein and calcium. Every month the sick birds will be selected and placed in the paddock for treatments.

At the Ostrich Nest, they put in the fake eggs to stimulate the female to lay eggs in that area. The male Ostriches will look for sandy area and dig a hole with their wings. The male is ready to make when the beak and the seals on the leg gradually turns into the red color and they will make a sound called "wooming".

The Ostrich's leg!

If you are less than 120 kg, you can take photo stepping on the Ostrich's egg, but that's not the real egg :) hahaha... An Ostrich egg can withstand up to 120 kg, but you cannot kick or jump on the egg, if it's a real egg!

Here is the pets playground. You can feed the rabbits!

Here is the most challenging activity! Are you dare to ride this brainless Ostrich? Once you're here, you should try it! Just pay RM4.00 for adult or RM2.00 for children, the trainers will explain to you how to ride it! Don't worry they will also take care of you.

Once you managed to ride the Ostrich, don't forget to claim for your certificate!!! It's cool to keep the certificate. We had been judged by their fun loving trainers to be choked, full of bravado, stuffed with fun and certainly a little crazy in even considering riding the big brainless ostrich!!!

Here is the cafe.

Here they sell Ostrich Satay but it is quite expensive. RM10.00 for 6 sticks of Ostrich Satay. Well just try it once :)

Ostrich Satay. It tastes more or less like chicken but a bit sweet.

That is a lamb, which being care by the staff here as its mother died.

Besides that, at this Ostrich Farm they also have few other animals. Some are being put in the cage, while some other are freely live in the farm.

Before going back, we dropped by at the Pantai Telok Kemang (Telok Kemang Beach) as I miss to see the sea.

Telok Kemang Beach

It was a hot day at the beach, so we would like to drink and eat something. We ordered Laksa and ABC. Anyhow it's not the best Laksa and ABC in town.

Here you can buy colorful kites and also ride horses.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Steamboat Ketam Village at Ikano Power Centre

Destination: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Last 16th February 2009, my parents came and stayed with us, as on the 17th dad has his medical check-up. So yesterday, my elder sister and I planned to bring our parents for dinner at The Steamboat Ketam Village, located at Lower Ground Floor, Ikano Power Centre, Mutiara Damansara, (Malaysia).

The steamboat concept here is more personalized as each customer may have their own steamboat hob and soup. So you get to cook whatever you like and may control the heat yourself. I wouldn't say that they serve the best steamboat around town, but the concept is unique, which ideal for anyone who is fussy eater and for those who love to try something different. Besides that, the prices are reasonable too.

Here you can order ala-carte or either sets. They serve noodle, seafood, beef, mutton, fish and chicken. While for the soup, they has different flavours. We preferred tomyam and chicken soup. They also provide shallot oil and red chili paste to make the soup taste better.

Steamboat Value Set for 1

Steamboat Combo Value Set for 2

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Celebrating 1st Anniversary at Gobo Upstairs, Kuala Lumpur

Destination: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gobo Upstairs at Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur was the venue where hubby planned to
surprise me for our 1st wedding anniversary.

We have had our romantic dinner at the Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill, the stylish elegance venue which suitable for intimate dinners and special celebrations. Located at the 6th level of Traders Hotel, the dress code is smart casual. The lounge is open 11pm-1am, while the grill is open at 11.30am-2pm and 5.00pm-10.30pm.

Knowing that we wanted to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary, they prepared our table at a corner to make it more private. Not only that, they decorated it with roses petals and candles to glow up the romantic moment, make if more extraordinary.

About the menu, we (I mean for Muslims) don't have to be worried much as on the menu itself they label it with (A) for alcohol, (V) for vegetarian and (S) for specialty dish.

Above is the complimentary crusty bread with the truffle butter.

Caesar Salad, Focaccia Pesto Croutons, Shaved Pear, White Balsamic, RM22.00.
It tastes good for a starter, but having small stomach like mine, easily make me saturated.

Tenderloin Beef 1824 Australian 120 Days Grain-Fed Premium Beef 200gm, RM75.00.
Cooked to medium rare, the tastes is amazing!

Crispy Skin Salmon Steak 160gm, RM60.00.
Also tastes great!

Silver Dollar Mushrooms with Thyme Oil (V), RM14.00.
So delicious to eat while it still hot!

Whipped Potato, Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone Cheese (V), RM14.00.
Light fluffy but not that damn delicious.

Hazelnut Royal, RM22.00.
Those who love dark chocolate for sure will love it for dessert.

On the other side, it is framed by views of the spectacular Petronas Twin Towers.

Oh ya, before going back, don't forget to let them wave your parking ticket! Besides Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill, they also have Gobo Chit Chat and Gobo Upstairs Lounge (Sky Bar).
Gobo Chit Chat offers stylish all-day dining, with a sushi bar, Thai appetizer buffet, open noodle kitchen and bakery. Open from 6.30am until 11.00pm at 5th Level, the dress code is smart casual. While Sky Bar has a very chic and cosmopolitan atmosphere, that also available for private parties and events. Open from 5.00pm to 1.00am, Sunday to Thursday (until 3am on weekends and before a public holiday), the dress code is smart casual.

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