Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Terengganu (Kuala Terengganu) ~ China Town

Ya, you can walk from DJ Citi Point Hotel to China Town. 5 minutes walking distance only.

It is so easy to identify location of China Town. You can see red lanterns along the street.

Welcome to China Town at Kuala Terengganu.

Old fashioned building 

Their door and windows

Their parking meters.
Please be reminded that their local authorities are very efficient. Make sure you pay your parking fees else you will get yourself a summon on 8am sharp.

I spot a new way to show your business.

The local opposite party service office, which is located at China Town also has a taste of Chinese.

Local delicacies

You definitely can find yourself Chinese food here, you sure will miss Chinese food after spending quite a long time at east coast Malaysia. Dim Sum, Chinese hot food, Bak Kut Teh and so on, there is always a restaurant suit your taste.

This restaurant is famous of little pound bread, keropok lekor, papaya salad.

One of the famous food program in Taiwan have been here before with their signature on the wall too.

Many stalls are open during morning, but they are closed during evening. In the morning, they sell duck noodles, fish ball noodles, pound bread and local home pastries.

In the evening, they serves clay pot dishes such as clay pot noodles, clay pot chicken rice. Not tasty, since it has too much of MSG.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Terengganu (Kuala Terengganu) ~ Turtle Alley

I can't see any turtle in Kuala Terengganu. But, you still able to see foot print of turtle at China Town.

One of the alley at China Town is modified become a turtle alley.

The alley is official launched on year of 2012 July.

The purpose of this alley is to deliver a message to protect turtle from being harmed by human.

You can find more information at

You can find a lot of mosaic either on the floor or

or mounted on the wall.

A 55m long alley are installed with more than 50 turtle mosaics either big or small.  There are mosaics such as different type of species, process of turtle grow, story of turtle and 

The message "Say no to turtle egg" is one of the best way to protect when they are small.

The process of turtle grow.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Suki-Ya ~ Eat All You Can Sukiyaki & Shabu Shabu

Oh ya, I went for steamboat again. SUKI-YA

There are three branches located at KL. Pavillion KL, Paradigm Mall, and Mont Kiara. I always found this restaurant is having a long queue at Pavillion KL. I'm so curious what is so special about this restaurant.

Suki-Ya is a Japanese style steamboat, or what they called shabu shabu or sukiyaki. They are trying to promote a concept of healthy diet. Therefore, you can find a bunch vegetables, mushrooms, bean curds at healthy bar. Besides that, free flow of freshly sliced meat (beef, chicken and lamb) are available. This is a pork free restaurant.


Two types of ice-cream (Chocolate & Green Tea) with three types of toppings (chocolate chips, corn flakes, and Nata de coco) serves using cone or cup.

4 types of soup (from top to bottom)
1) Kimochi - A mildly spicy soup made with authentic Kimchi base, spicy Miso and various vegetable base. Enjoy it with spicy Miso sauce, hot pepper or garlic. Not really kimchi taste, but alike.
2) Miso - Soup using miso which is made from fermented soybeans, full of antioxidants like vitamin E, as well as protective fatty acids.
3) Shabu Shabu - Low calories and light on the palate, wafer thin slices of meat dipped into simmering konbu broth and cooked for a few seconds is popular in shabu-shabu.
4) Sukiyaki - Cooked in a sweetened soy-sauce broth, sukiyaki is a favourite of both the young and old.
I personally like miso soup.

Don't worry how to enjoy your sukiyaki. 
Step 1: Fill 1/2 pot with your choice of soup and bring it to boil
Step 2: Add leek and onion or other vegetable for best flavour
Step 3: Deep thinly sliced meat into boiling soup. Once ready, dip meat into beaten raw egg and begin to enjoy
Step 4: Lastly, add udon or rice to the remaining soup and enjoy the rick flavor of soup

They provide you tips to taste their food. 

Several suggestions for dipping sauce
1) Ponzu (Soy sauce with vinegar) - Suitable for vegetables. Add grated radish and chopped spring onion to your preference. To spiced it up, add chopped chilies. 
2) Gomatare (Sesame sauce) - Suitable for all ingredients. 
3) Misotare (Bean paste sauce) - Suitable for meat. Good on it's own. Add spring onion, garlic or chopped chilies to your preference.

Both Ponzu (left) and Misotare (right) are serves readily. For Gomatare, you may need to request from staff.

Address: L1-16, 1 Mont Kiara Mall, No1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara,
50480 KL
Tel: 03-62035238

Charges for Suki-Ya is taken from their official website. In my opinion, this is the first steamboat buffet which doesn't provide you much selection. 

The only free flow drink is green tea (either hot or cold). We order RM2 of green tea, after tax, it costs around RM43++ per head. If you were asking me whether it is worth to eat, I will say NO! It is because of limited choice of dishes, though they are putting a big slogan ~ EAT ALL U CAN 
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Kelantan (Kota Bahru) ~ Pasar Siti Khadijah

This is the first time I visited Kelantan, Kota Bahru. I have heard the name of Pasar Siti Khadijah from Nasi Lemak Lover.

The original name of Siti Khadijah Market was Buluh Kubu Grand Market. However, the name was changed by the Chief Minister of Kelantan, Y. A. B. Tuan Guru Dato Nik Abdul Aziz bin Nik Mat as a sign of respect for women, since the majority of traders are female. The name Siti Khadijah was in honour of name of Prophet Muhammad PBUH who is a successful businesswoman. 

Four-storey high and octagonal shape are the symbols of this building. The basement specially caters fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood. Also, some ready-to-go food such as local hand made pastries, cakes, puffs, etc.

At first floor, you can find dry condiments such as herbs, spices, pickles, noodles, sauces.

Also, you can find hot food here.