Monday, July 22, 2013

Ramadhan Buffet 2013 @ Merdeka Palace

Last Saturday, one of my colleague invited 10 other colleague and ex trainee to Merdeka Palace's Ramadhan Buffet. The buffet is held at Restorante Beccari.  I thought there will be Italian food serve but it was not the case.  The buffet is RM65nett per person.

When we go there we saw each of the table has a plate of local cakes and kurma.

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Appetizers section, include cold cuts, salad and the local salad which is ulam.

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Main dish include vegetables, BBQs, local delights, rice, noodles and a lot of more.

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While the dessert corner was nothing special not many choices.  RLOL! Not that I was able to try each of them.

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On my plate that night is.....

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Chicken Shawarma in pita bread.  The taste is ok nothing great.  I find that the chicken is a bit dry.

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I love the jelly fish and the squid.  The cold bidin is so so.  The most that excite me most when I saw it is the tempoyak but it was kind of disspoinment.  I don't like the tempoyak.

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Something that bring back my childhood memory is the sour fruit which is assam payak.  It is very very sour with a hint sweetness but I super love it!

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I forgot to take the picture of the noodles which I love.

As usual my favorite things to eat is bread and more bread!  No matter how full I am, I will always try to stuff myself with bread!

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The satay was good!

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The roti canai is so so

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Our table was full of food that night,  all the food lovers.  Overall the buffet was good.

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We have fun and laughter,  Thanks to Azam for the invitation!

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Me and my friends went to Yogyakarta in April 2013.  It was fun and short trip.  We did tried a lot of their local food.  I love most of their food.  Except for one dish which is Gudeg which is to sweet for my liking.

First day when we reach Yogyakarta our itinerary is to go to Prambanan.  When we reach Yogyakarta is noon time.  Since we only had light breakfast we are all super hungry.  After we settled in our hotel, our tour guide brought us to a restaurant which he mention that the restaurant serve their national dish.  Their national dish is Gudeg.  I am lucky I ordered the shredded chicken,  the chicken is to sweet for my liking.  My friends they either ordered drumstick or chicken wing the potion is quite big.  The egg was cooked till the egg white become tough.  I quite like the egg though.

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While waiting for our food to be serve,  there is a barrel of chips on the table.  Each pieces is RM0.30.  Hopey said that the chips taste like the wheel barrow chips that we use to eat when we are young.  It actually bring back the childhood memory when my dad use to buy this for me.

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In the evening time we went to Malioboro Mall for dinner.  We went to a small food court near by the supermarket downstair.  Food is not bad. 

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I did not get to take the picture of the choices of instant noodles at the supermarket.  It has so many choices. We cannot help not to buy it.  We bought some of it.  Interesting to see so many choices.

I pass by the waffle stall and saw they are selling "Kai Tang Cai"  I forgot what they name it.  I ordered one and kind of disappointed cause it was burnt. :(

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Second day itinerary was to go watch sunrise at Barabudor but it was raining.  Since it was raining we decided to move the sunrise tour to the next day. We detour back to hotel to catch up with our sleep.  RLOL!  As we have wake up at 3am that morning.   It was a free and easy day for that day.

We went out and walk for awhile and get a trishaw to Malioboro Street area.  Half way to Malioboro Street we saw a Bakso paddler.  We decided to give it a try.

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Bakso is quite good.  I was telling Hopey that the soup is really tasty.  Hopey told that he put in a whole spoonful of MSG!

When we are walking and shopping along the Malioboro street we came to a street where a lot of food stall. I bought 1 piece of Martabak from one of the stall.

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It is something like a square fried popiah.  With hidden quail egg in it.  It was really good and I regretted for buying only 1 pieces.  I went back there again the next day and got 6 pieces!

After we are done shopping at Malioboro Street we went to the biggest and newest mall in Yogyakarta, Ambarrukmo mallp.

Since it has pass our lunch time we decided to go up to the food court on top floor to grab our late lunch.

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Ginger Chicken in Claypot

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Kung Pow Chicken Rice

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Bakso and the side dishes

After the good lunch we went to A&W as Hopey was craving for their waffle.  We ordered a piece of waffle to be shared as we are still full from our lunch.

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After that we went around shopping till around evening time, then we went to Carrefour.  We continue to shop around carrefour and we stopped by at the cooked food section.  

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Fried popiah

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Fried Chicken Skin

We found a food that has a very very interesting name.  It is called "Kapal Selam" which mean submarine.

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We decided to buy some food and eat in our hotel room.  So we go around to see what to buy for dinner. My cousin got excited and come over and tell is they sell siew mai there.  So me and Hopey went over to see.  We thought they siew mai as Sio May.   It wasn't the siew mai.  It is something like a rojak.  

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It is surprisingly good.  :)

When we reach hotel we decided to go buy the fried noodles and fried rice that wendy told us about.  It was nearby our hotel.  The fried noodles and fried rice indeed is really good.  

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Our food for the room party that nite.  We can't even finish, to much.  We have whole chicken, fried chicken skin, fried noodles, fried rice, fruits and bak pia.

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The itinerary for 3rd suppose to watch sunrise at Barabudor but to bad the weather is still not that good.
We cancel our plan and decided to go just to visit the temple that's all.  After the going around the temple, it was lunch time.  We went to have our lunch at the stall nearby the temple.

I had Nasi Ayam Goreng + Lalapan.  I cried while eating my rice.  RLOL! It was so so so spicy! 

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I ordered iced black coffee.  At first when I look at it I was kind of dissapointed as the coffee bean is floating all over the coffee but I still manage to finish it all cause the sambal from the lalapan is so spicy.

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My friend had Bakso and Nasi Goreng Ayam.

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That night we decided to hang out at the poolside cafe for some beer and supper.  We try to get beer from the 24hrs store nearby our hotel the night before, they don't sell alcohol there.  

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The next morning we splurge RM11 for their buffet breakfast.  It was so cheap!  I was surprise to see they serve fried bean sprout on their breakfast buffet table.

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The fried bee hoon is so good!