How Have You Been For CNY?

This Chinese New Year is very much eventful because with the people whom I celebrate with. I know this is totally ain’t beauty related but I just wanted to share these beautiful moments. All of these photos, I have shared it in my Instagram and do follow me if you haven’t! Let’s begin with the eve of CNY where my mum needed some kam quat (learn more about kam quat, here) as the offering for the prayers and it was to the very last minute where its so difficult to find only the fruit itself, my brother was frustrated and he bought a whole tree of it.

Traclyn Yeoh & Hayley Yeoh

Introducing you my new girl friend! It’s my niece, Hayley Yeoh. Such a precious little girl with that chubby cheeks that I want to pinch all day! She is just more than a month old and dressy for the first day of CNY!

Fireworks

Visiting BF’s grandma’s house and kick off with firecrackers. The kids were enjoying so much and don’t worry, their parents were watching them.

Wishing Lantern

My first encounter of wishing lantern where most Chinese lights it up on any festive season. To watch it floats up sky high, I wish I could bring my dreams come true to soar bravely high like the lantern. Its not just a mere watch but its full with hopes and priceless. I have yet to light up one of my own but no worries, I will always have the chance.

Devonshire Cream Tea Set

My first scones of the year! This was at Smoke House in Cameron Highland and we have ordered Devonshire Cream Tea set where it comes with 2 scones, cream, jam and a pot of tea. Each set is meant for 2 pax. We have another spot for breakfast and we were sharing 2 sets within 6 of us but the staff disallowed us to ask more tea cups. Sounds stingy and ridiculous? Yes, but I guess they are discouraging sharing like what we do, so that people needs to order more.

Colorful Flowers at Sam Poh Temple

Sam Poh Temple is one of the temple located in Cameron Highlands too. They are always filled with beautiful and colorful fresh flowers every time I visit it. Those colors make me feel happy! We had our vegetarian lunch in the temple and helped around to clean the dishes.

Boh Tea Factory & Plantation

Boh tea plantation is something you cannot miss in Cameron Highlands. It was 6km of winding roads up to the hill from the main road. We were so worried that we might have taken the wrong path but its worth the ¬†time. The scent of tea is smells so nice (especially if you’re a tea lover) and we did a light climbing about 15 up hill to one of the peak. The scenery was beautiful.

Happy Valentine's Day

Not to forget to forget to wish all of you, Happy Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating with your BF, husband, friends or family, everyone deserves some love on that day. This could be one of our cheesiest photo together, but we show no fear because we are so happy together.

Valentine's Day - Strawberry Bell

I told my BF I didn’t want any roses especially bundles because its just going to be a waste of money. We’ve been together really long and I just wish that we could spend time together. He quietly went to the night market and got me this cute mobile charm strawberry bell. Its really rare and although its just a tiny piece, it shows that he remembered and how much sincerity he has given to me.

Strawberry Cheesecake & Earl Grey at Cameron Valley

Whenever you visit a tea plantation, you’ll definitely not miss the tea house where they serves their tea and some dessert. This is the one from Cameron Valley and I have ordered earl grey tea with strawberry cheese cake. The tea is just lovely but the cake isn’t. What a spoil!

Bee Farm

This is also my first time visiting a bee farm and we weren’t allow to go on our own at the widespread farm but we manage to have a look of it by the shop. The cluster of bees seems so fluffy and cute but of course, you don’t want them to sting you. There’s a fact that I learned about honey very long ago and this is the time to share it. Do you know the darker the honey the better it is? Because they are more rich in anti-oxidant and healing properties.

Traclyn Yeoh & Amber Liew

This is my BF’s cousin on our last day in Cameron Highlands. We slept in late (at 4:00am) for some fun card games. You can tell from my sleepy face.

Waterfall at Lata Iskandar

On our way down, we will never miss the waterfall at Lata Iskandar. ¬†The water is cold and fresh, one of attractions before Cameron Highlands. If you’re a heavy mobile user, I suggest you not stopping here because there’s no reception here at all. I tried Instagram-ing this photo on the spot. ūüėõ

Western Food

Just last night, had a Western dinner with my BF’s family before the Jade Emporer’s Birthday prayers. The price is a little more cheaper than the average but you pay for what you get. I have ordered Butter Chicken Chop and my dish arrived very quickly. The chicken was pre-cooked because the dish isn’t that warm either. This was at Taman Desa Petaling.

 

So how’s your CNY or Valentine’s? How did you spend your days last week?

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Levain Boulangerie Patisserie

Here’s my visit to the highly raved lavish bakery and caf√© for dinner, Levain Boulangerie Patisserie. This is my first visit although my house is just around the corner. It’s location is pretty secluded and I give this a go since one of my peeps is treating.

Upon entering, I love the smell of butter from the bakery section. The aroma just makes the entire place felt so cozy. There are two sections where you could hang around. indoor and outdoor.

Behind at the outdoor section, there is where you can get to watch how they make their pizza fresh from oven.

They are very well-known for their pastries coming from the stone oven.

As vintage as it is, I was amazed to see the classic coffee grinder mounted on the wall and it is still functioning.

Here’s the wholesome menu, they serve from breakfast to dinner. Oh, there’s Japanese curry rice too.

As I said earlier to witness their freshly made pizza, of course they have pizza in the menu too.

I drooled over the desserts that they have. GAH~ nevermind, let’s see what are the dishes that I tried. The waiter who served us doesn’t seem to be friendly, he doesn’t smile nor naming the dish when he brought it over. We messed up with some of the dishes, luckily all of us are fine with sharing.

Dish #1: Creamy Mushroom Chicken Soup

I love the presentation, a sprinkle of herbs over the mushroom just give more color to the soup. However, I prefer it to be richer in terms of it’s texture and flavor. It was just lacking of wee bit taste.

Price: MYR 5.40

Dish # 2: Spicy Seafood Tomato Soup

This is great for starter as the flavor is just right and appetizing. It has fresh clams in the soup and the sourness from the tomato is not too extreme. It wasn’t too spicy, I could taste a very mild one.

Price: MYR 7.50

Dish #3: Creamy Mentaiko and Seafood Spaghetti

You can’t really see any mentaiko (marinated fish egg) but I do taste a bit. I would prefer it to be a little more saucy because it was pretty dry. I think there is squid, not much choice of seafood in the dish.

Price: MYR 15.90

Dish #4: Seafood Aglio Oglio Spaghetti

This has more seafood from the previous dish I reckon and it tasted like stir-fry spaghetti! It tasted special, a mix of western and eastern style to it. This is recommended.

Price: MYR 12.90

Dish #5: Cabbage Corn Beef Spaghetti

It somehow tasted like spaghetti bolognese but with cabbage and so much less sauce. I like this too, it isn’t too bad in fact. ¬†Again, I prefer it to me more saucy.

Price: MYR 12.90

All the above dishes aren’t mine, I just tasted by taking a mouth or two. My dish did not come that night and it was weird because when our orders have been taken, the staff repeated with my dish in it. I waited for quite a bit after all the above dishes came. My Lover with one of my peeps went to check it for me and the staff ¬†just said that they can’t do anything as the kitchen has already closed (it was already 9pm).

I want to love this place despite all the positive reviews but I left this place with huge¬†disappointment. Not only my dish did not come, there wasn’t any apology, no actions taken and I left the place starving that I had to look for another place for food later that night. I don’t think I’ll be visiting anytime soon.


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If you are still interested to visit them, do check them out at the address above.

* Dining in are subjected to tax charges.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Heun Kee Clay-Pot

This time we look at some classic dishes of Heun Kee Chicken¬†Clay-pot¬†Rice. Recently, this has been reviewed by local newspaper, The Star here. This is one of great place for dinner and I’ve been here for a couple of times. I figured this is one of a good share for food lovers out there!

What I love about here is they are still cooking in the traditional by using charcoal on their famous clay-pot rice. Traditional way of cooking is still the best.

Look at the flaming hot fires burning from the charcoal, we don’t really have to wait too long for this either. See the other pot where they have a pile of charcoal on top of the clay-pot? It’s a two heat system which helps to lock moisture in the clay-pot. It’s very special isn’t it?

They have a huge board which is the menu, do click on the image above to enlarge. There are so many to choose from food to beverages, prices are all listed too.

Dish #1: Clay-pot Chicken Rice (Large)

This is their signature dish that is a MUST-TRY! As you can see in the middle there is a small little bowl, it contains salted fish. I’m not a fan of salted fish, don’t ask me how was it. The rice is good and well cooked as it doesn’t char at the base of the clay-pot. It’s very fragrant and tasted good! However at times, it was a little lack of sauce.

Price: MYR 22.00

Dish #2: Pork Belly with White Pepper Soup (Large)

This is one of my favorite dish but if you’re not a fan of pork belly, this might not be your dish. This dish has almost half a clay-pot filled with the pork belly and it’s fresh, you can tell from the texture. It’s not too chewy and the soup is not too spicy to go with. It’s great when it comes to rainy day. RECOMMENDED!

Price: MYR 24.00

Dish #3: Stir Fry Pak Choy (Medium)

This vegetable is at average as it was a little tasteless but it still can be taken. It wasn’t too oily or watery either. Not bad~

Price: MYR7.00

Dish #4: Tofu with Fried Shallot

It’s cold tofu and if your tummy is sensitive to cold food, this might not be your choice. This is delicious but it was lack of sauce. Yummy though~

Price: MYR8.00


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Heun Kee is located not too far away from Kuala Lumpur city. It’s one of the authentic food that you should try! However, this is not recommended for Muslims as they serve pork.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Suki-Ya

The fasting month is over and this is definitely a MUST TRY! Suki-ya opened in Tokyo Street earlier this month. If you ever visit Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, don’t forget to drop by to Suki-ya!

With wood, ¬†rounded and square seating designs, it adds into the¬†ambiance¬†of modern Japanese style-like. The interior is very cozy and it’s packed with customers.

Suki-ya offers buffet of sukiyaki and shabu shabu. The charges are as per image and drink are not included in the buffet, therefore you need to order it separately.

Here are the choices of soup that you can chose from which is Shabu Shabu, Sukiyaki and Kimuchi. I recommend Sukiyaki and Kimuchi soup as the soup has better flavor. Sukiyaki basically tasted like miso soup while Kimuchi tasted like kimchi.

Head down to the healthy bar where you have a variety of vegetables and steamboat foodies. There’s cabbage, lettuce, oyster mushrooms, needle mushrooms, corns, crab sticks, egg tofu, cheese egg tofu (heart this extremely!), meatballs, leeks, carrots, yam, cherry tomatoes, eggs and etc.

There’s a fridge next to the healthy bar and this is where your meat is chilled. The meat is sliced thinly and you can see the freshness of the meat, one plate serves about 8 slices. There are also grated radish and chopped spring onion served in the sauce plates, you are suppose to mix these into your sauce. You are suppose to order all these from the waiter, the gullible me and my peeps took straight from the fridge¬† *huge smile*.

These are the two sauces which is Ponzu and Misotare. Here’s some information to share for both sauces that I’ve saw from a paper on their table.

  • Ponzu (Shoyu with Vinegar)

Suitable for vegetables. Add grated radish and chopped spring onion to your preference. To spice it up, add chopped chillies.

  • Misotare (Bean Paste Sauce)

Suitable for meat. Good on its own. Add spring onion, garlir or chopped chillies to your preference.

  • Gomatare (Sesame Sauce)

Suitable for all ingredients. For a nutty flavor, kindly ask from their service crew.

There is one sauce I love so much that I forgotten to take a picture of it. The flavor might not be a favorite for everyone because it has quite an intense sesame scent and flavor that carries along with nutty taste.

The hot pot comes with a divided half, where you can have two soups at the time. On the left is the Sukiyaki soup and on the right is the Kimuchi soup. Look at how colorful my soup is!

The ice creams are fun to dispense, it comes with vanilla, chocolate and mix of both. There are cornflakes by the side to add some crunchiness to the ice cream. However, the ice cream was¬†disappointing¬†because it doesn’t taste as creamy as expected. ¬†I love the texture but for it to be not as creamy, the flavor seems to run out of proportion too. The cornflakes are too chunky to go with the ice cream, it kind of pokes your throat as you slides the ice cream into your mouth.

I highly recommend Suki-ya and now I’m missing it already! It’s a great place for family and friends especially those who love steamboat, shabu shabu and sukiyaki. That’s a great combo, huh?

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Suki-Ya is located at:

Lot 6.24.04 Level 6,
Pavillion KL Shopping Center,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel:03-21414272
Email: info@suki-ya.com
Facebook: SUKI-YA, Pavilion KL

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh