Sunday, June 10, 2018

LE CAFFE & SALATO | KARAMUNSING CAPITAL

There were times when some of us are craving for some local rice / noodle dishes and a cup of hot chocolate or latte at the same time, if its not then it is just me lol. Its hard to find cafe that serves such combination in KK City, and gladly the owners behind Le Caffe & Salato came up with such concept and I am so excited to try this place out!

Loving this cozy and chic
Here are some of the dishes / beverages we had:

SALATO HOMEMADE CHICKEN NUGGETS (RM 9.80)
Salato's special blend of minced chicken meat and vegetables, deep fried.  This is an interesting version of chicken nuggets compared to those served at fast food joints - by the looks of it, it doesn't look like chicken nuggets at all but they were so great that it became Fay's ultimate favourite! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.

SALATO 'SUPER FLAVORFUL' FRIED CHICKEN WINGS & DRUMETTES (RM 9.80)
This is one of my favourite - Just like the name of the dish, its very flavourful, very crispy on the outside and very tender and juicy on the inside that I actually tapau another set home for my family to their and they give big thumbs up too!

SALATO TIGER PRAWN CARBONARA (RM 27.80)
If you are a prawn lover, you will definitely loved this pasta dish. Tagliatelle pasta boiled in prawn infused water, served with fresh tiger prawns and buttermilk sauce. I had a mind blown moment when chewing the pasta noodles as you can taste the prawn in it. Thumbs up to the chef!

SALATO FRIED NOODLES - SEAFOOD (RM 11.80)
 Simple yet flavourful plate of fried noodles with lots of 'wok hei' - choice of chicken luncheon meat (RM 10.80) or seafood (RM 11.80).

SALATO CRISPY LEMON SAUCE CHICKEN CHOP RICE (RM 10.80)
Crispy Chicken Chop with Tangy Lemon Sauce served with Fried Rice. I would love it if they gave more lemon sauce to go with the fried rice. Yum Yum!

SALATO CRISPY THAI SAUCE CHICKEN CHOP RICE (RM 10.80)
I loved this! They made their own Thai style sauce from scratch instead of using those commercialized bottle Thai Sauce like most restaurants do. I enjoyed dipping their homemade chicken nuggets with this sauce as it goes well with it - maybe next time I should request a plate of the sauce whenever I ordered the chicken nuggets.

SALATO NASI LEMAK WITH FRIED CHICKEN THIGH (RM 14.80)
Classic Nasi Lemak with the basic accompaniments with a choice of fried chicken thigh meat (RM 14.80) or Chicken Luncheon Meat (RM 11.80). The sambal was great that it goes so well with the rice.

FRIED MEEHOON WITH CRAB (SEASONAL)
This might looked like a normal plate of fried mee hoon with crab but I assured this plate of mee hoon is full of crab flavour and you wouldn't stop eating this! Very good 'wok hei' taste and the meehoon is full of crab flavour that makes you wonder what magic that the Chef has! This dish is available only on Weekends and do enquire the cashier for the price as it is seasonal.


I think I'm too hungry and thought that I had snapped the other dishes but I didn't *cries*. Their other notable dishes are SALATO CLAYPOT FRAGRANT LOH SHU FUN (RM 9.80) and SALATO FISH HEAD MEEHOON SOUP (RM 14.80). I planning to come back to try their Wa Tan Ho which I spotted on the menu. Yums!

UJI MATCHA LATTE (RM 12.00) & HOT CHOCOLATE (RM 12.00)
As I mentioned earlier in this post, they served Uji Matcha Latte, Hot Chocolate and other hot beverages such as Mocha and Chai Latte. Caffeine Drinks availabled in cold version too. Not forgetting is their Signature Passionfruit Juice which is seasonal and you can choose between Ice Blended or Juice version. (:

COCONUT JUICE - SEASONAL (RM 8.00)
This is my favourite drink in Salato! Fresh Pandan Coconut Juice served cold is always the best. They took the time to remove the hair shell and smooth the outer shell to make it looked very presentable.


Le Caffe & Salato opens from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday (Closes every Monday). Do check them out at Karamunsing Capital when you are nearby looking for a place to have brunch or lunch.

LE CAFFE & SALATO
E-0-5, Lorong Kapital,
Karamunsing Kapital,
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

FB Page: Le-Caffe-Salato
Instagram: @lecaffe_salato

*serves no pork*

Sunday, May 20, 2018

SELERA MALAYSIA RAMADAN BUFFET | IBIS STYLES KOTA KINABALU


The newly opened Ibis Styles Hotel located at Inanam presents "Selera Malaysia" Ramadhan Buffet with Adabi Malaysia, starting from 18th May until 14th June 2018.


Before I start feasting everyone's eyes with the glorious buffet spread below, can we just appreciate the interior design of this hotel? So minimalist yet so chic looking! I wanted to look for the person who came out with the design! D:


Let's kick start of the buffet spread with the Appetizer Section - The star dish not to be missed would be the Kerabu Jantung Pisang. There is Fruit Rojak and Ulam-Ulaman spread as well as Garden Salad spread alongside with variety of condiments.


Here comes the main entrees - Be spoiled with variety of choices such as Nasi Biryani, Spicy Tomato Chicken (also known as Ayam Masak Merah), Assam Pedas Ikan, Ketam Masak Rempah, Rendang Daging and many many more. Not be missed is also their Tom Yum Soup and Laksa - which you can cook your own choice of noodles, add in the condiments and pour in the steamy hot soup over.


It is not a Ramadhan Buffet without Satay! Yes, they also offered outdoor grill selection of meats such as Chicken and Beef Satay, Sotong Sumbat Percik and many more. Hands down that they served some of the bestest satays in town! I only wished they had a bigger bowl for their peanut sauce.


Don't forget to end your meal with desserts! Selections of cakes, Malay kuihs, assorted fruit slices etc etc for you to choose from. There are honey dates and assorted cookies as well!

Ibis Styles is now doing an "Early Bird Promo" - RM50 nett per adult and RM30 nett per child / senior citizen. Promotion is available until 27th May 2018 only so don't miss out the promo and grab your voucher now! Bring your families or friends in a group of five will entitle one for free! Buffet starts from 6.30PM until 10.30PM daily. Don't miss it!


IBIS STYLES KOTA KINABALU HOTEL, INANAM
No. 1, Jalan Taipan 28, Inanam,
88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: 088 - 285888
Email: H8457@accor.com
FB: @ibisstyleskk
Instagram: @ibisstyleskotakinabalu
Twitter: @ibisStylesKK

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

RADHA'S @ THE SQUARE | KK TIMES SQUARE

*** Flash this post to the staff of Radha's @ The Square to get a 10% discount off from your total bill. Promotion valid until 15th April 2018. Don't miss it! ***


Radha's @ The Square (formerly known as Jesselton Butcher) is an Indian/Western Wine and Dine Restaurant located at KK Times Square. You wouldn't missed out this Restaurant as it is located just beside the entrance parking of KKTS. 


If you are craving for Indian food but is on a vegetarian diet, do try out this Vegetarian Thali Set (RM 10.90) available during lunch hours until 3pm! You can request refill for free on any side dish you liked... So I requested for more Papadams! Also not to be missed during their lunch hours is the Briyani with the choice of either Chicken or Lamb.


I had a mind-blown moment with this Thor Beer Mussels (RM 34.90) - the creamy sauce was not too greasy and had a refreshing taste to it. A basket of garlic bread is served along with this dish. The BBQ Chicken Wings (RM 17.90) are great too!


They served pizzas as well! Pizza will take awhile to serve as they prepared everything from scratch - including their pizza dough! This "Under the Sea" Seafood Pizza (RM 34.90) topped with generous seafood toppings and cheese... Mmm! Not to be missed is also their BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Pizza (RM 29.90).


Pasta lovers wouldn't want to miss this Seafood Aglio Olio Spaghetti (RM 25.90). Look at how huge the prawn is! ❤ I wished they can omitted the crabstick though, I don't mind enjoy this pasta dish with the prawn and mussel only.


Guinness Lamb (RM 21.90) is a perfect munch while enjoying a drink or two - Pusas is what the Sabahans always said. Jack Daniels Rib Eye Steak (RM 59.90) is perfect for all meat lovers out there, serve with side salad and thick cut fries.


Presenting... The Hulk Angry Burger (RM 55.90) - beef patty, chicken thigh meat, breaded fish fillet and a sunny sized egg stacked inside a burger bun with vegetables and cheese. Serve with thick cut fries. Yums

Do not forget to flash this post to get your 10% discount! :)


Radha's @ The Square opens daily from 11.00 morning to 12.00 midnight.

72, Ground Floor, Block L, 
KK Times Square, 
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Contact: 011-5924 4302

Saturday, March 10, 2018

HELLO STRANGER CAFE | RIVERSON WALK


Located at the Riverson The Walk (Between KK Times Square and Gleanegles), Hello Stranger Cafe serves a variety of Asian Fusion Cuisine for you to choose from. Prepare to feast your eyes as you scroll down this post.

Butter Chicken Linguine
Japanese Chicken Curry Udon Noodles
Basil Minced Chicken Rice Bowl
Chicken Katsu Curry Rice
Oyako Chicken Rice Bowl
Hello Stranger serves a variety of rice and noodle dishes to choose from. The Butter Chicken Linguine (RM 15.90) is a unique one - cream butter chicken serve with linguine pasta... I wished there were more sauce though. The Japanese Chicken Curry Udon Noodles (RM 16.90), Basil Minced Chicken Rice Bowl (RM 14.90), Chicken Katsu Curry Rice (RM 16.90), and Oyako Chicken Rice Bowl (RM 14.90) are quite good too!

Big Breakfast
Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon
Hello Stranger serves all day breakfast too! You can enjoy Eggs Benedict (RM 13.90 ~ RM 16.90) and Big Breakfast (RM 18.90) until their closing hours! How awesome is that, when you are craving for Eggs Benedict at odd hours - someone like me :P

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken Vietnamese Baguette @ Bánh Mì
Prawn Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Mushroom Cheese Sandwich
If you wanted something light, do try out their Vietnamese Baguette @ Bánh Mì (RM 10.90 ~ RM 16.90), Vietnamese Summer Roll (RM 8.00 ~ RM 12.00) or variety of Sandwiches (RM 8.90 ~ RM 11.90).  The Bánh Mì in my opinion is very filling enough as a meal for its generous toppings inside the baguette. 

Let's not forget about the cakes (RM 12.00 per slice)! From left to right: Prestige Chocolate Cake, Napoleon Cake, Matcha Honey Cake, Ombre Layer Cake and Lemon Cream Cake. Personally I loved the Napoleon, Matcha Honey and Lemon Cream Cake. ❤

For the drinks selection, do try out their variety of Fruit Mix Soda (RM 10.00), Milkshakes (RM 14.00), and Coffee Selections (RM 6.00 ~ RM 12.00).

Hello Stranger Cafe's Opening Hours are 8.30 a.m to 6.00 p.m. on weekdays and 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m during weekends.


Hello Stranger Cafe
Block B2, No.B-G-53A & B-G-63,
Jalan Coastal, The Walk, Riverson,
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Contact: 012-8285136

Sunday, February 25, 2018

PUSAS THE SMOKEHOUSE | THE PEAK

Do you guys know the word Pusas is actually a Kadazan word? Pusas is actually meant be a kind of snacks that can be chips, peanuts or chicken wings that are eaten when having a drink or two with family or friends. 

What makes Pusas so special was that they handcrafted their own bacon and sausages for their burgers and other dishes. I remembered the first time I had their pork burgers was during the Ka'amatan month about 2 to 3 years go - back then they opened a stall in KDCA only selling burgers and I decided to buy one to try - and then I came back again the next day to buy two! They now had their own shop at The Peak and not only they are selling burgers but other dishes as well!

Pulled Bacon Burger (RM 30.00) - Pulled Smoked Bacon with BBQ sauce and coleslaw, served with seasoned fries
The Smokin Bacon Burger (RM 17.00) - Pork patty topped with bacon, cheddar slice, served with season fries

The Smokin Bacon Burger is absolutely yum while the Pulled Bacon Burger is kinda too salty for my liking. Maybe I'm just not used to eating shredded bacon sandwiched into a burger. Their soft drinks are bottomless! Just bring asked the waiter and he will refill the glass for you.


PUSAS THE SMOKEHOUSE
S6, The Peak Vista Shoplots, Lorong Puncak 1,
Jalan Signal Hill Park, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Contact: 088 - 299199

** Non-Halal **

Monday, February 19, 2018

SABANDAR COWBOY TOWN | TUARAN


I was still on my holiday and I suggested my family that we checked out this place just for fun - and they are all on for it with my aunt tagging along. If you happened to have the app Waze installed into your smartphone, you can use the app to bring you to the location - just in case you are afraid of getting lost just like me lol. 


This place had been set up since 2015 yet there aren't much to do /see except for those antique cars, horse riding, horse feeding and taking a walk at the mangrove park. You can take wedding photos here too and of course an amount of fee is needed to pay.


Horse riding are available from 8.00a.m. ~ 11.00a.m. and 2.00p.m. ~ 5.00p.m. Price for the horse riding is RM 15.00 for 5 minutes. I didn't went for the horse riding - the sun is just too hot (we arrived almost noon time).


 
There are still room for more improvements for this place. Apart from the smelly horse dung, the restrooms here are very clean and spacious.

I'll come back here again to try out the horse riding and the food in their restaurant.


Ticket Pricing:
Adult - RM 10.00 per person (You get a free drink)
Children - RM 5.00 per person (aged 2 - 12 years old)

Senior Citizens aged 60 years old and above and infant / babies are free.

Location:
Jalan Shah Sabandar, Tuaran,
89200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Contact: 016 - 8221501
Website: http://www.sabandarcowboytown.com/

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