Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Cronuts

I would like to introduce the new addition of the Rasa Deli family. Cronuts!

So, what is a cronut exactly? It is a hybrid of a croissant and a doughnut. From its appearance, it might look like any ordinary doughnut that is sold everywhere but once you take a bite, you are in for a surprise!

Rather than the expected soft-like bread texture a doughnut usually has, cronut has a flaky and layered texture that gives one who has never tasted it before an interesting gastronomical experience.

It is a rave in the west but not so much in the eastern part of the world. However, the popularity of cronuts is definitely growing and you are in luck if you are in Penang. Cronuts are available at the Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa for one hour each day between 3pm to 4pm.


There are six flavours to choose from:

  • Toffee Orange
  • Lemon Raspberry
  • Nutella Banana
  • Apple Crumble
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Vanilla Oreo
So far, I have tasted the chocolate brownie and the apple crumble. Both were yums! I am sure the rest of the family members can be accredited to the same quality and goodness.



Have a cronut-ty dream, everyone!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

A short trip to Sri Petaling

Months without penning down my thoughts here have caused some form of rust to begin to develop in my brain cells. So I shall begin just like when I started way back in 2004. I wonder how long I could persevere but I will try my best.

Let's move on to two weeks ago when I went for a short trip to KL. Well, I think it will be more interesting to speak of events that have happened in my life rather than random ramblings which will bore you all. If you prefer those kind of posts, I can assure you they will bound to flood the site when I am on an 'event-less mode'.

I would say the highlight of the entire trip would be this:


A fountain of water that shot out of nowhere. Looks refreshing, doesn't it?

It was such a sight to have noticed this when we were somewhere in Damansara. At first, I thought it was some sort of natural occurrence, which would definitely be extremely interesting globally but this turned out to be a man-made error. Such a disappointment to see water being wasted that way.

Bursting pipes are trendy these days.

A pre-celebration for mom's birthday had been decided before this trip but we did not know where to go. I made the suggestion to go to B.B.Q. Plaza as it is one of my favourite places!

Now that I think about the aroma that emits from the bacon on the grill, the crave to go back there returns.



An assorted plate of delicious ingredients that complement one another to perfection.

Albeit a tiring meal, it was totally worth it.

We had a stroll at 1U doing some real plus window shopping.

The initial plan was to go to another mall but we decided to spend some quality time in the hotel before going out for a sumptuous dinner at a restaurant located just across the road.

I love convenience so much that it is a plus point for the hotel if the food is easily accessible by foot. Not only does it do good to my feet which remain inactive during my working hours, it also helps me save some money and time spent on transportation.

I am so excited to show you what I had for dinner that night. Check them out!

Are you salivating already? If not, I don't know what else can.

We were like gremlins looking for more food even after dinner and we stumbled upon a vendor who sold a variety of drinks and desserts.


The beancurd pudding was a tad too rough and tough for my liking.

My night ended with a sweet dessert and although I sort of froze to sleep that night as the air conditioner was almost at freezing point according to my standard, I managed to survive through the night and got enough sleep to last almost the whole of the following day.

Breakfast time came and we were satisfied with the choices we saw at the cafe.


I had a typical but extraordinarily tasty breakfast. I did not expect much as most hotel breakfasts that I have tasted are just mediocre. This surprised me. Pleasantly.

Looking forward to another trip in another state. If it is any interesting, I will post an entry about it. Hope the next post will not be about Hong Kong as that would mean I will not be blogging till middle of March next year.

The umbrella tree

Something interesting caught my eyes today. The drill has been conducted so many times before so how did I miss it?

The tree that looks like an umbrella or a roof

The rainy weather subsequently made way for the sun to shine through. It would have been such a waste if the tsunami were to come. This unique roof-like tree might not be safe when it happens. And this picture would have been worth millions of dollars since there will never be another shot like it.

Late night ramblings as my stomach rumbles. Just another seven hours to wake up.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day, mom!

Dear Mom,

Although we could not be together to celebrate this special day most of the years, thank God for the Internet that enables this message to go directly to you. Eat a lot of good food today and I wish you healthy and be happy forever.

Love,
Fiona

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Back for a breather

I am hearing the strong wind for the whole day but the rain is still yet to come. Instead, I can feel the heat, an unchanged temperature since evening.

I wanted to talk about my trip to Gurney today first but found it hard to express myself freely even after so many years of writing on this blog therefore the talk about the weather came about. Probably the infrequency affects my writing cells greatly. I will try my best, nevertheless.

For the past few weekends I have been back in Ipoh so it feels rare to wake up in Penang with the familiar 'weekdays' surroundings. During my Saturdays in Penang, I would usually sleep till noon but today I did not as I got to go somewhere for a break.

The second stop - after the first stop which I will mention soon - was at the cinema where I watched 9-9-81, a Thai horror film. There was a time I stopped watching Thai horror films as I found them not as thrilling as Japanese and Korean ones. This 9-9-81 however, was unique as the story progressed on and instead of a combination of nine different tales lumped up together, these tales were intertwined with one another, creating an ideal roundup for the basic story line, the events that led to the suicide of the bride and the aftermath. Albeit being a low budget film, it was quite well done.

Of course, eating was also part of the plan and both of us had our first meal of the day at Kopitan Classic where there were three set lunches to select from. 

I chose the Thai sauce chicken rice set. It was a funny coincidence I ate and watch something Thai today. 


Tasted as good as it looked.

Here's the iced lemon tea without ice that came with the set.


I initially had the feeling they were going to give me half a glass as that would be the normal practice for drinks ordered without ice.

Have you heard of cone pizzas? I heard it the first time today although it has been in trend for quite some time. Rather than eating pizza by the slice, the bread is rolled into a cone and the fillings are added into it before it is baked in the oven.

This is how it looks like.



It was so yummy! The inventor of this cone pizza is probably someone who cares for those who eat alone but are craving for pizza so badly! Here you go, a pizza for the solos.

I will definitely buy it again someday.

Final food picture of the day: Grilled scallops.


There were so many flavours to choose from so we decided on 随便 which literally means "simply or anything". Mixed with all sorts of sauces and spices, the scallops were grilled to perfection.

I am once again drooling looking at the picture.  真係好好食呀!

What a well-spent afternoon!

Is this post suffice to compensate for the couple of months without entries?

I don't think I have any readers left.

Friday, February 15, 2013

A post that came five days late.

So I have been missing for yet another two weeks. I have a great lunar new year although the red packet collection has been quite bad. It is time to admit that as I age, the food has become more important than the money. 

Two more days of break till I get back to work. I still want more off days!

It's still not too late so I shall wish everyone a very happy Snake Year! ♡

May you learn to snake more; in other words work smarter in school or at work this year! ;-)