Thursday, March 26, 2009

Coffee-Bean or Starbucks ?

These are very familiar in our Chinese's Drama or Movie!!!

"I want you to make your decision now!!! To choose your mum or your wife!!! You want me or her??? If you choose her, go move outside!!!" or "If you choose her, you'll sleep outside tonight!!!"

"Dear, one day if me and your mum fall into the river. Who will you save first?"

Everyday we have lots of decisions to make! But decision making isn't that easy as we think!!!

"Where you want to go? Shopping at Gadong or Kiulap?" or "What to eat for dinner later? Ayam Penyet from Warung num3? It's nice and KICK!!! But then, Mee Mamak is nice too!!!"

"What to wear later? This blue t-shirt that match my pants? or this red t-shirt that match my shoes?"

"Want to go where to grab a nice drink?"

Coffee-Bean where we can have the Yummy Ice-Blended???

Ice-Blended Pure Vanilla

Starbucks Coffee is nice too!!! They got Bigger cups! Hahaha!

Come on! Where to go leii???

Coffee-Bean???

Starbucks???

There are people who're fast when come it. But a lot seems to be stuck in it!!! Wondering and thinking are we making the right choice?

Still thinking!!! [Hmmph!!! Where to off to? Coffee-Bean? Starbucks?]

There is one Chinese quote I ever heard! [新不如臼,臼不如新. 新新臼臼, 到后来都是一场空!] = the new one that can't compare with the old, the old one that can't compare with the new! new and old, in the end it'll be blank!!!

In hockien, there is one! [Keng lai keng ki, ka tan keng tio zhi lei Chao Ngeng Ngeng!!!] = "Choose here and there, later had chosed the Bad one!!!"

For me!!! It'll be NICE if we can...

If we can have the BOTH of it!!! HAHAHA! [两全齐美] HaHaHaHaHa!!!

"Wild Chocolate Dream" from Coffee-Bean!!! =D

Monday, March 23, 2009

Miri Trip With George & Shirley [Part2]

Back in the time, there was a small discussion about "Panggang Ikan" that I had with my friends!

We discussed & shared our ideas on how "Panggang Ikan" is cook? What's delicious about it? Where we can eat nice & tasty "Ikan Panggang" in Brunei and etc.

"Panggang" = "Grilled"
"Ikan" = "Fish" -__-!! Haha... [Grilled Fish] Majority of us do enjoy eating BBQ's foods like chicken wings, lambs, hotdogs and a lot more. And one more that we won't miss it out which is fishes. BBQ fishes are also nice & tasty to eat when we grilled it. Especially when we dip it with ...

The Blended Chili Sauce

Home-made Sambal Sauce

The Cut Chili with Garlic

As for the Panggang Ikan, we either can BBQ it ourself or we can buy it at "Pasar Malam Gadong" in Brunei. As the discussion carried further more, we talked from "Ikan Panggang" to "Ikan Bakar".

"Ikan" = "Fish"
"Bakar" = "Burn" [Fish Burn] What's that? Hehe! =D

Ikar Bakar which is Hot-Plate Fish that the fish is cook on the hot plate.

Another "pattern" that serves TASTY fishes too!!!
And what's the secret behind these hot-plate that serves tasty fishes too?

It's the "Sambal"!!! Sambal is a side dish that serves in Indonesian & Malaysian Cuisine. These spicy relish is made with fresh chillis, chilli pepper and numberless variations can be created by the addition of vegetables, fruits, meats, shrimp paste and additional seasonings like Kicap Manis. [A Sweet & Spiced soy sauce]

When 1+1, it gives us 2! And when Ikan + Hot Plate + Sambal, it gives us these...

The Ikan-Bakar where we can find at Tamu Selera, Bandar Seri Begawan.

In I-Lotus restaurant

Due to not much restaurant that serves Ikan Bakar in Brunei, so we're bringing in the places in our neughbouring countries that serve nice Ikan Bakar. And here's...

Ikan Bakar we can eat at Kuala Lurah.

Then I brought up one famous place in Miri,Sarawak that serves nice Hot-Plated's foods and seafoods. The place where it serves really "FRESH" seafoods!!!

大头虾 "Big-head Prawn" that is also known as 淡水虾! And it's "ALIVE"! haha! =D

Other than Fresh foods serve, it also comes with varieties of choices too!!!

白蝌虾 The prawn that we usually have for Butter Egg Prawn, Deep Fried Prawn and etc.

Oysters

Ketam!!! Ahem-ahem! kekeke! =P

Squid

Fishes that are being supply to the restaurant everyday!

High horsepower car gives us Speed, Big muscle-man gives us Strength, Happy brings us Smile and FRESH ingredients give us DELICIOUS!

白蝌虾, Steamed-Prawn! Fresh ingredients not only give us Delicious, it also gives us LOOK!

Wine Steamed Oyster!!!

Telling the story half day, what's the name of the place?

It's [Meng Chai Seafood Centre] 明财铁板烧!

Then I continued to talk about these restaurant. I once heard from an uncle that always visit that restaurant. He said that a restaurant which allocated beside these Meng Chai Seafood Centre needs weeks time to earn what Meng Chai Seafood Centre earned in a day! That restaurant opens at daytime only and as for Meng Chai, it opens only at Night time...

And then my friend in the end asked me! "Yong, you know how to get into that place? You show us the way next time!" then I answered.

[I can't because I never been there before and never try the foods at there too!!!]

WAHLAU!!! and you talked & sounded like you'd been there like that!!! PIANG EII~

Hahahaha!!!

And what's the secret behind these Meng Chai Seafood Centre that makes her so fame?

Is it the "SAMBAL" again? Hahaha!!!

Or since selling alcohol is legal in Malaysia...

So is it the TIGER BEER then???

[明财铁板烧] its direct translation is Meng Chai's hot plate! It's neither the SAMBAL nor the TIGER BEER...

It's the HOT PLATE that are behind all these!!! Hehe! The hot plate is just a tool just like car. Without a good driver, the fastest car also can be a normal car too! Just like these hot-plate, without a good cook, it can't be operates well!!! And the boss is the one that operates it, using these hot-plate to serve his customers with Marvelous & Tasty seafoods!!!

Without a good chef, the fishes that cook on it wouldn't be these nice...

Looks like the fish is cook with deep-fried's style instead of hot-plate's style. It's actually cooked with Hot-Plated's style and how does the boss did it? The uncle once told me about Meng Chai Seafood Restaurant also told me that why the hot-plate in Meng Chai is so delicious. It's because of the ingredients that he himself mixes & the sauces that he himself creates. Just like KFC! The blends of 11herbs and spices' secret recipe. Hahaha!!!

And for these time, I blogged Meng Chai like I'd been there and had tried the foods there!

[Yong, sure you're not sabotaging again ahh! not HL-ing us again ahh!!!]

So can I show you guys the way how to get to Meng Chai Seafood Centre? Hehehe!!!

我出力,你们出钱!!! 几分工和做啊!!! 哈哈哈!!! [I contribute Strength and You all contribute Cash! How cooperate we are!!! HaHaHa!!!]

The pictures right after the Ikan Bakar taken from Kuala Kurah were all taken during my trip to Miri with George & Shirley! Taken in Meng Chai restaurant. Hehe! Thanks to the both of you for the trip & treat. =D

Have a nice starting on the beginning of the week everyone!!! Let's move foward together.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Miri Trip With George & Shirley [Part1]

"Woooaaahhh" Yawning again & again and I just woke up from a nap. What a tiring day! Didn't catch enough sleep since last weekend that I spent my night "Barbecue-ing" in Mr.George Lim's CRIB!!! We all stayed up till 4am. Then the next night, I went to elsewhere helping in the celebration of "观音娘娘宝诞" [Kuan Yin Goddess' Birthday] Didn't catch enough sleep also on Sunday night then Monday. The beginning of the week, have to work through 6days then one day holiday! Ooh my~

"人就是那样的懒" Lazy has been a deadliest virus that strucks on human! Lazy is not the key in achieving or completing tasks! How to get rid of it? It's a disease that no doctor can cure! Only that... only that... only that I have some

Iced-Blended Mocha/ Coffee's Drinks. These will boost me up! Full of "POWER"& "ENERGY" when got close contacts with Ice-Blended's Drink, especially from Starbucks or Coffee-Bean! I'm slowly start to get the "KICK" just by seeing the pictures. Anyone kind out there? Haha!

[And I got framed and askes to pay nearly dozen cups of Ice-Blended Drinks] For the mean time, I'll blog something about Ice-Blended. Paying the interests first ah!!! Ohh, got robbed at daylight! Being big size doesn't mean everything! Haha! 我几可怜一下~ =P

***Here I'm, paying n trying to clear my debts! Who knows some one "大法持悲" that will ends all these debts and buying me a cup of ice-blended in return!!! Haha! =D***

Let's the Ice-Blended coffee story begins!!!
It's all began from a trip that I'd with my cousin, Han Jin & his fiance, Alice.

And I met you for the first time on the 24th January 2009!

It was at the Miri Airport and you're just the size just like one food-court's stall! Even though you're Small but you're meant for something BIG! just like the Cili-Padi. The smaller the size, the hotter it is! And you welcomed me with nice, friendly, warmth smiles & service that I enjoyed my stop there as much as I can. I said to myself that I'll pay you a visit again when I'm visiting Miri again.

And on the 1st of March 2009, I did visit Miri once again with my friends, George & his girlfriend, Shirley! I'm sorry that I didn't stop by the Miri Airport and pay you a visit but I got the chance of visiting your main branch. The branch that you first operates in Miri! =D

Kafe Starbucks Coffee, Bintang Plaza Miri...

The size of you in Bintang Plaza is way more bigger than you're in Miri Airport! You're like the size of 3units of shop in a block of shophouses. Which mean in here, you're meant for something even more bigger that you divides yourself into non-smoking & smoking zone! And serves more customers that not only from the locals but also a lot like me from Brunei! =D

[Great powers come with great responsibilities] Haha!

You gives more memories to people which more varieties choices of souvenirs are available here. Memories that can be keep & mesmerize forever!

Java Chip, Ice-Blended Mocha & Ice-Blended Cappuccino

See~ The drinks really emit Powers! I'm fully-charged now~

Thanks to lovely couple, George & Shirley. I had a wonderful & fun trip with you guys!

With the comfortable ambience you got there, the beautiful decorations you got there, the delicious tasty drinks you serve there, the famous brand name & franchise of coffee you got there, the hearts of customers you win there and etc. And one more which I believe is the most important one and one that couldn't lack of. Without them, more fragrance smell of coffee will be tasteless too!

Here it is, the staffs of Starbucks!!!
[Alin, Thilla, Yanna] The staffs in Miri Airport Branch.

From left to right [Hash, Jerry & Azries] Staffs in Bintang Plaza.

You all make Starbucks Coffee in Miri so LIVELY!!! Thank You All~

And who is this? The man behind everthing all these? Tettt!!! He's Majid. An owner of a boutique in Imperial Mall, Miri. The name of his shop is "EXTREME". Bought myself 2pieces of t-shirts there and this man happened to be a friend of my uncle & auntie in Lawas. A special price offered to me too! Haha! What a small world and he speaks GREAT hockien!!! Peace Uncle Majid~ You're in happy-stop! =D

[Happy-Moving into new place, George! Still a long journey to go! And I know you can do it cos' You're the Man] Haha~