Many of us likes cake especially during birthday party. How would it be without a cake that appear to be nicely decorated with our favourite cartoon character.
But in the same time many would not eagerly wanted to eat the cake especially those who are on diet in the sense that cake makes them fat. Butter and sugar happen to be among the main ingredients in cakes so most people would have such kind of impression. Some would indefinitely say NO to eat a piece of cake while its a normal sight that some would carefully separate away the icing from the cake before eating it, I mean only the cake portion was eaten and the icing thing would end up in the trash bin.
For now instead of the conventional cake, we have another form of cake which made without any fat, literally. Cake which made of jelly entirely and decorated in any way we wish for.
It all started out of curious. Having seen photos of those colorful jelly put up together creating a new form of dessert not only for a sweet snack but it also turn out to be the main display to impress people. A cake which is made entirely out of jelly or also known as a jelly cake is not something new but it is still not something which one would find in any cake shop.
My wife wanted to try out but unfortunately we are not able to find one around Ipoh that would make a jelly that looks impressive. So wife decided to make one herself for the family. Armed with some pots and mold and trays, the experiment just started out of curiousity and at the end she manage to make a simple one.
We all felt happy with the result and with some encouragement the jelly making thing eventually turn into a passion. A passion to make nice looking and tasty jelly and so Kareen Jelly House was established.
Some colorful jelly button looks elegant but yet tasty
You can find varieties of Jelly dessert at Kareen Jelly House at their Facebook page. Its a home made jelly business thus you may not find they have any shop that you could visit. You could place order from their Facebook page by sending them a message and make the arrangement.
An all time favourite. Many chooses this family themed jelly cake for their celebration
Talking more about the jelly, I found out that there are quite a number of benefit of consuming jelly.
1. It keep you SLIM. No kidding, jelly does not contain any fat and is low in calorie so don't worry about getting fat when consuming them.
2. It is good for your skin. Jelly contains amino and aspartic acid which helps in collagen production and formation of new cell. In another word, it helps make you look younger!
3. Jelly contains carbohydrate and vitamin B so it could boost your body immunity system and make you live healthier.
4. It could make your hair healthier too. Jelly is rich in folic acid. It could reduce hair fall and prevent hair thinning.
5. Jelly could relieve stress and depression. The presence of amino acid could help to tackle stress and tension.
6. Maintain good cholesterol. Consuming jelly increases the amount of HDL which is a form of cholesterol that is good for our heart.
7. Jelly could protects against skin disorders. Skin related complications such as acne and eczema are common among us and consuming jelly frequently could help reducing such complications.
8. It could helps in arthritis. Jelly is made of gelatin and it could help in lubricating joints and prevent the condition of arthritis.
Looking at all the benefit of consuming jelly why not give it a try and start eating jelly frequently.
Hello Kitty jelly cake was quite popular too.
Mini Jelly cup which nicely decorated.
If you are interested to make order on these jelly cake just drop by Kareen Jelly House Facebook page and drop a message to Kareen. You certainly going to be satisfied with the jelly.
I paid a visit to a friend of my wife at the little town of Sungkai, about an hour drive from Ipoh. Sungkai is famous for its Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park. Its a very nice place to relax up surrounded with nature.
The heart of Sungkai's town. The main road stretches about two hundred yards with rows of of shops along it. No fancy stuff here but you could find most of the stuff you needed here though. Life in a small town is just simple, you just need to buy what necessary and the rest of it well, what do you think?
In the hunt for delicious food, this little does keep a hidden treasure beneath. You could easily locate this Kedai Makan Choy Kee at the main road of the town. It's a very famous restaurant and patrons who travel along the North South expressway would pull over to have a taste for its famous Pork Knuckle here.
Well, here it is. The infamous Braised Pork Knuckle. It is a must have signature dish at this restaurant. The meat inside were so tender that it tends to melt inside your mouth. The pork skin were not too soft though and it is kind of bit chewy unlike others braised pork knuckle elsewhere.
Then come this Steamed Kampung Chicken in Chinese Herbs. The Kampung Chicken is steamed with some chinese herbs. It is simple and healthy.
This is Fried Squid in Salted Egg Yolk. So fragrant and it taste simply delicious.
A simply cooked vegetable. Not just one of a kind so nothing much to comment about lol.
Kedai Makan Choy Kee
35, Jalan Besar,
Tel : 05-4386287 or 019-3369609
N 3 59.795
E 101 18.490
It is now school holiday and my little boy was the happiest person. No need to goto school anymore and can just spend everyday playing. Every students also likes school holiday especially the year end long holiday. There are so much to play, so much to do and so much to sleep.... lol.
Mine was already over long ago and being a parent now, school holiday is even more busy. Apart from work, gotta spend time and plan for some activity with the little one.
My four years old son just completed his first year of kindergarten and did quite well. Although he is not one who pay attention at most of the time but somehow still did well in his examination. So I guess it got to make him a bit of a special treat for his achievement.
I just spend a few days to the capitol state of Selangor over the past weekend with family for holidays and well, it is year end and it was monsoon season. There lots of rain but somehow the holiday still quite okay considering it still goes according to the plan.
Our first stop is at Kenanga for some shopping. Didn't really get to grab much things over here and later in the afternoon it started to rain heavily. We left the place and head to hotel at Klang. Driving in this stranger place in heavy rain is really a pain. With poor visibility ahead, it is hard to even read the road sign board to get to the correct route. After a whole lots of turning around we manage to get to a familiar road and get to Klang. I was damn tired so I took a short nap after a shower.
Night is falling and our tummy is also started to yell 'I'm Hungry....!'.
We head to a food court at SS2 for dinner and just we're about to leave, rain continues to pour in. Why there is so much rain here!
We head to Sunway Pyramid as the rain continues pouring along the way. Christmas is nearing and we can see all the decorations has been put up at the shopping mall.
It already late night as we reach hotel and guess what, it is still raining. Well, had enough of it already. Hopefully with this long life rain gone tomorrow will be a shiny day for us.
Bukit Tambun is synonym with its famous seafood and patrons who came here craving for the delicacies may find it hard to decide which restaurant serve the best seafood. There are dozens of seafood restaurant in the area and to which one serve the best seafood has been a myth.
I paid a visit to one of the restaurant located in the most isolated route in Bukit Tambun. HoHo Food World is located at the very end of the road to Bukit Tambun. After exiting the North South highway and drive towards Bukit Tambun, there are many seafood restaurant along the way. Upon reaching nearly the end of the route, we enter a rather bumpy small lane to reach the restaurant.
Stepping into the restaurant seemed a typical seafood restaurant like most others. This restaurant has just been taken over few months ago and the new owner, Mr. Henry Ng is gradually improving the restaurant interior.
This restaurant resided at the riverside of Sungai Jawi. You may find busy fishermen boat going in and out of the river. The restaurant itself also do their own catch of fish, crabs, prawn and so on for their own stock apart of getting it from suppliers.
They have abundance of live stock in their inventory among others, crabs, prawns and also lobster.
Mud crab is a famous delicacies among seafood. They have plenty here in all shape and size.
Spotted Angel Fish. This is a rare kind of fish found in seafood restaurant. This unique fish gives a distinct texture and taste compared to other species.
This is a prehistoric animal dated back to hundred of millions of years back and still live in this planet. Horse Shoe Crab or locally known as Belangkas is also available here.
While awaiting for the food to arrive, I always like to walk around and watch all those live seafood they keep in the restaurant. I ate many kind of seafood but somehow I wonder what does some of the food I ate looks like when it is alive. I mean, not all seafood restaurant keep live stock for you to see what is the real thing is.
Now, having spending some time in the restaurant walking around seeing and discovering, the food is arriving to our table. Yes, food is coming!
The first platter is the boiled octopus tentacles and also spiked sea shell. Arranged in a Yin Yang style, this appetizing snack deemed simple but the experience was significant. Both the octopus and shell meat was so sweet and bouncy I could feel it resisting every bite I made on it. Serve with a couple of different sauce, it is simply great.
Then comes a little small pot with some mystical treasure hidden beneath its cover. This is one of their signature dish, the fish head and yam. Unlike others which cooks as a soup, at HoHo Food World, this one is cooked and double boiled until the yam completely softened and penetrated into the fish head making the texture very smooth and tantalizing. This is a very unique dishes and you got to try this for once to get the feel out of it.
Next comes another pot onto our table. As we reveal the treasure beneath, several large prawn appear on the top and under it lies a bowl of rice cooked in a specially prepared sauce. It's another signature dish of the restaurant. Unlike the normal clay pot rice we had, the master chef here made some adjustment on the sauce to make the rice more fragrant and taste stronger.
Steamed Mantis Prawn in soy sauce. The mantis prawn is cooked just nice preserving it's meat juiciness and the natural sweetness. This is really delicious.
Steamed Spotted Angel Fish topped with special sauce consisting of fermented bean and chili. The fish meat is smooth paired with the tasteful sauce, its really yummy.
My all time favorite seafood, crab. This is another special dishes served at HoHo Food World. Flower crab cooked with curry gravy Indonesia style. The curry gravy were strong in taste yet not so spicy and the crab meat were so juicy and sweet indicating the crab is really fresh.
Another unique dishes found here is this Oyster served with specially braised gravy. The oyster was sweet covered with the delicious gravy resulting a mouth blowing experience.
Finally comes this Fried Signature Tofu. The tofu were crisp in the outer layer and smooth in the inner side. Simply delicious.
Overall the food at HoHo Food World is great. For those who are looking for new experience in seafood should pay a visit to this restaurant to try out their new taste of dishes.
The recently open fine dining restaurant, The Limestone at the Regalodge Hotel has held a press conference and I was honored to witness this unique fine dining restaurant in the heart of Ipoh. The Limestone serves authentic European cuisines including French, Italian, Portuguese as well as Spanish in their menu. All the dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients with some are imported from other country to gives you the authentic taste. From tomato sauce to ice cream, everything is made from scratch here.
The cozy contemporary ambiance at the Limestone gives a relaxing feel to every patrons who come to this restaurant. It is not a large restaurant with dozens of tables but this little space prove to make me feel really comfortable to enjoy a dinner.
The man behind the scene is culinary master, Chef Erwin Vande Vegte from Europe. With more than 2 decades of culinary experience under his belt chef Erwin has been working in several country including Switzerland, Germany, UK among others. His culinary art is shined at a Two Michelin Star Restaurant in Europe. Chef Erwin is specialized in the South French Cuisine and is now in the mission to introduce his culinary art in Ipoh.
Long story short, let move on to the point of the restaurant, the finely made culinary art by a Master Chef.
On the cold dishes corner serves some mouth watering fresh salad, salmon, prawn, mussel, and lobster and so on. It was just so appetizing that one would have his jaw drop down looking at all this delicious food. Though, these special platter is specially made upon request so lets get on to their menu dishes instead.
Grilled Lobster With Wild Rice.
Now this is really wild having a plate of rice with that grilled wild lobster flew all the way from Canada. You could have either the whole lobster or just half of it. The lobster is grilled to perfection top with some smooth cheesy gravy, it's simply irresistible.
Grilled Ostrich Irish Melon Sauce.
Parisienne Foie Gras or Goose Liver Pate
Portuguese Fish Soup
Rind Tenderloin Chateaubriant
Smoked Canadian Coho Salmon Linguine
This is also known as the Spanish Seafood Rice is a well known Spanish signature cuisine. It has prawn, squid and mussel cooked with rice. Saffron is added into the rice which makes it taste remarkable.
Apart of those European cuisines, they also serve specially made cakes including Moccacino, Strawberry Cheese, Orange Bavarois, Black Forest and Vanilla Chocolate Tiramisu.
The Strawberry Cheese cake is somewhat special. The cake and cheese cream is layered covered with some smooth and sweet cream. The top is covered with strawberry and syrup. Somehow the sweetness is a bit excessive for a health conscious person.
Overall the dining experience at the Limestone is an eye opener for me to experience fine European cuisines. The environment is cool and the food was great.
The Limestone Fine Dining Restaurant
Ground Floor Regalodge Hotel
131, Jalan Raja Ekram,
30450 Ipoh, Perak,
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Hi Tea and Dinner
Contact: 05 2423241
Qiu Ji Restaurant PengkalanTry out this dining restaurant located at Taman Pakatan Pengkalan
Buffet Dinner at Old Generation Seri BotaniIt was a hot evening and we're having hot steamboat buffet at Seri Botani, it's really a hell of a buffet.
Bird Photography at Kinta Bird Sanctuary Batu GajahKinta Bird Sanctuary also known as Taman Alam Kinta is the haven for birdwatcher where hundreds of species of bird resides in this reserved land.
The Melaka River CruiseThis is one of the tourist spot you should not miss in case you visit the historical city of Melaka. Also dubbed as the ‘Venice of the East’ the Melaka River Cruise show you the past and present day of Melaka.
Trip to Melaka A Farmosa Water WorldI just make a family outing to one of the country’s premier water park, the A Farmosa Water World at Melaka.
Weekend at Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park
It has been a tiring working week. With so much issue in the line which never seems to come to an end and tonnes of assignments which never seems would finish. So much headache and I really wanted to set free and relax my mind.
Arcade games of the past
Some of the well known arcade games which I enjoyed during my teenage time
My Brother In Laws Nursery
This is the story about my brother in law's nursery and farm in Ringlet, Cameron Highlands.
Nasi Ganja - Addictive as Marijuana
The infamous addictive curry rice of Ipoh. What makes this food so addictive as it was like Marijuana!
Big Apple Donut Kinta City
While Krispe Kreme and J.Co is being well known for their delicious donut, Big Apple is another new face in the donut maket and it is available at Kinta City, Ipoh.
The Lost World of Tambun at Sunway City Ipoh
Just spent another day at Ipoh's premier water park.
Kizuna Japanese Restaurant
There has been quite an amount of Japanese Restaurant operating around the Medan Ipoh lately and the Kizuna was one of the good one.
Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple
The beauty of Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple Flora Festival 2007.