Happy 28th to me

I’m trying to clear my backlog of blog posts, so hopefully with the lull period at work, I’ll be able to have a clean blogging slate for 2014.

Wide smiles, empty stomachs!

Wide smiles, empty stomachs!

Mr Goh arranged a 3D2N trip to KL where we would stay with B & K and gorge ourselves silly on yummy food. We decided to coach there since it’s cheaper and takes around the same time as flying (travelling to airport and check in time inclusive). The ride up to KL was uneventful since I fall asleep really easily, and so I was snoozing the entire 5 hours. Upon reaching One Utama, we decided to go get our tummies filled up a little, before we went Thai Odyssey for a 90 min massage. By the way, if there’s one thing Singapore beat Malaysia, it would be Old Chang Kee curry puff. Ours is definitely better!!

It was close to B’s knock off time by the time the massage ended, so we plonked ourselves in front of Espresso Lab where B would meet us, tapping on their free wifi. LOL. Freshened up ourselves real quick at her place before heading out to Pantai Seafood for dinner. I was starving by then. Pantai Seafood has those tanks of fresh live seafood, similar to what some of our seafood restaurants here have.

All these, for 3 pax

All these, for 3 pax

I especially enjoyed the fried mantou, dipped into the crab gravy, and also that tofu with winter melon. Silky smooth tofu with sweet melon. And it wasn’t expensive too… all the dishes you see above, plus 1 Thai coconut, only came up to around RM180. If you were to have the exact same dishes in Singapore, I think it would set you back roughly S$90-S$100 maybe?

After dinner, we met up with K after his work dinner at Fat Spoon for desserts.

Tropical desserts

Tropical desserts

Salted gula melaka & nutella ice cream, cempedak fritters and passionfruit crisps. Out of the 4, I liked passionfruit crisps the most. The passionfruit was sour and tangy, to the point you would shudder, but it was mellowed out by the vanilla ice cream. Very moreish though we kept complaining about its sourness.

Back home, we were enchanted by the fur kids. Milo the cat was super manja, and B and I were amused by how taken Mr Goh was by Milo. He kept playing with Milo non-stop. Marley the pup was very adorable but cheeky. He tested waters by trying to bend the rules so many times, eg inching his way into the house, thinking we wouldn’t notice. It was hilarious!! Patches was very sweet and calm. Giving in to Marley so many times before she bellows out at him.

Oh hai

Oh hai

On my actual birthday, we started the feasting early in the day. It was nasi lemak at Village Park. I made a mistake of adding sotong to my nasi lemak, so the rice was soggy from the gravy. But I had a taste of dry rice from B’s plate and it was really good. Plus the ayam goreng was cooked to perfection, still moist and juicy.

Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng

Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng

Then we continued our way to Mid-Valley where I got my Krispy Kremes

Gingy~

Gingy~

Homi curry puffs which taste really good when fresh (no pictures coz I gobbled them down).

BiFesta makeup remover & Rexona (all these only cost me S$58, whereas they would have cost close to S$100)

Probably 6 months supply here

Probably 6 months supply here

Lunch was at Food Foundry. I was initially a little hesitant about lunching here because I read a few online reviews that only mille crepes are worth the trip to Food Foundry, but I’m glad we had lunch there because the food was GOOD. The pulled beef burger that K had, the duck confit spaghetti that B had, and the pan fried dory with cream pasta that I shared with Mr Goh. Everything was lip smacking good. Oh, and don’t get me started on the mille crepes! We ordered 3 flavors: salted caramel (my fav), earl grey lavender (Mr Goh’s fav) and berry lime coconut that I wanted to try. The mille crepes here are different from the one I tried from First Love. The layers are more distinct, less mushy, and a little chewy like how a french crepe should be like.

Food Foundry

Food Foundry

Great mains

Great mains

Even better mille crepes

Even better mille crepes

After non stop eating, we headed back home to rest our jaws and stomachs before starting the highlight of this trip: tapau fest. We had belacan wings, satay, maggi goreng, 2 kinds of bak kut teh, penang char koay teow, hokkien mee, and K’s poached salmon. We were stuffed by the time the fest ended and I’m really glad to have them share with food with me. In fact, I can’t thank them enough for carrying out my crazy idea with me!!

So much food, where do we start?!

So much food, where do we start?!

We laughed off some calories by watching EuroTrip “scusi… Buongiorno!” and some Simpsons before calling it a night.

Then, to end the trip, we went for dim sum breakfast before we took the coach home. Guess how much food I left KL with? As in tapau-ed, not in my belly lah!

  • a loaf of Gardenia raspberry milk and cranberry bread
  • 2 boxes of Homi curry puffs, 5 pieces each box
  • 2 boxes of Krispy Kreme original glazed donuts, 6 pieces each box
  • a box of Cadbury Roses chocolate (thanks B)
  • a pack of Cheezels (thanks B)
  • 2 boxes of Japanese chocolate biscuits that Mr Goh secretly bought for me and brought it to KL
  • a box of Chinese pastries, lo po baeng and kaya puff

Mr Goh paid for this trip, minus the seafood dinner and Fat Spoon desserts and most part of the tapau fest which the Boeys paid for us. And thanks to B for being the awesome planner and making sure things go to plan (I know right, we’re such obsessive planners).

Hmm… does this mean that I get another present from Mr Goh?? 😛

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Bee is now Mrs Boey!

Week old Mrs Boey (at time of photo was taken)

Week old Mrs Boey (at time of photo was taken)

Bee got married in early September and so Mr Goh and I flew up to KL to attend her wedding. Unfortunately, that meant we had to miss the church wedding since our flight was only at 1pm. After taking a long train ride to the airport, and then waiting for another 2 hours, our delayed flight finally took off and we landed at Subang around 3pm. The hotel was near the airport, and didn’t cost us more than RM25 (tip: purchase your taxi voucher from the airport counter to prevent getting ripped off).

With the exchange rate in our favor now, I opted to pay for the room in cash, as opposed to paying via credit card. I think it worked out to be around S$120 a night. Not bad for a room this big, eh?

I especially liked the iron (coz my dress creased in the backpack) and the rain shower feature in the bathroom. The bathroom also had a shower blind since it looks out to the bedroom.

Oh look!

Oh look!

I had a blast at the wedding, being seated with the (no longer) blogging girls. It was great to finally meet those whose blogs I’ve been silently reading all those years, and also see Rinnah & Dom again. But poor Mr Goh, because he was the only male seated amongst us. I think we may have scarred him for life… hahaha.

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Our ride home was First Coach, with the pickup point, Subang Parade, only a 10min walk away from the hotel. While waiting, we managed to have breakfast at the basement foodcourt and also bought some Krispy Kremes home. With most things cheaper in Malaysia, a dozen of original glazed KK was only RM19 I think. The coach was very comfortable, more than sufficient legroom and personal entertainment units. I left Mr Goh to watch movies on his own while I napped the time away.

Comfy ride home, and it was only S$26 (for a one way ticket)

Comfy ride home, and it was only S$26 (for a one way ticket)

Sad that we didn’t have enough time to eat KL hokkien mee or the claypot loh shee fun… now blatantly asking Mr Goh to bring me to KL again for my birthday trip! 😛