What to eat in Kuching Festival 2015?

Its here!DSC03187DSC03091Kuching Festival had just started on the 31st July 2015 and will be going through the whole month until 23rd August 2015. Not only the Kuchingnites, I am sure there are people from all over the place are looking forward to this. A very brief introduction as usual, Kuching Festival is a local festival featuring mainly food and item sales. It is organized at the mbks area annually which will last for a month. The very first day of Kuching Festival, it rain. However, nothing beat the urge of trying the food there, so.. here we are showing some of the food in Kuching Festival. Hope it helps! ITS A VERY LONG POST

There are more than 100 stalls in Kuching Festival. Sad to say I dont really have such big appetite to try everything on the very first day. So here I attached some photos of the food stalls located. So hopefully you will have some idea of what to eat before you go. Heres almost 70% of the stall di. 

DSC03081 DSC03083 DSC03084 DSC03085 DSC03086 DSC03089 DSC03090 DSC03092 DSC03094 DSC03095 DSC03096 DSC03097 DSC03098 DSC03099 DSC03105 DSC03112 DSC03119 DSC03123 DSC03125 DSC03127 DSC03129 DSC03130 DSC03197This year Kuching Festival is more like Ice Cream Festival. I guess its the trend now of having dessert! There are a total of 27 stalls selling ice cream. Apart from the every year ice cream items like coconut ice cream, charcoal ice cream, fried ice cream, nitrogen ice cream, yogurt ice cream, this year they have more…~ New items that you ice cream lovers would love to try out — Ice tube Thai fried ice cream, Macaroons Ice cream, Waffle ice cream, cookie ice cream, cotton candy ice cream, mochi ice cream, soft serve, handcraft ice cream, pop corn ice cream, taiyaki ice cream, syinge ice cream…. ice cream ice cream ice creammm.. I think 50% of my food is ice cream.. hohoho! Since its more like an ice cream fest, Lets start off with ice cream! Shall we??! — Order arranged in no particular —

1. Ice Tube Thailand Fried Ice Cream

DSC03118This is the first Fried Thai Ice cream in Kuching. They have an outlet located at Cityone but here, they have new flavours that you couldn’t get in CityOne yet..

DSC03215Black sesame ice cream. Something I would really recommend! The aroma of the black sesame is so strong… Texture is good and.. I am sure you will like it. Dont miss out this new flavour of ice tube ice cream!

DSC03211Mango ice cream. It taste like Mango + Yogurt. Very good. It was kinda out of my expectation that it will be so creamy and yummy. I particularly like these two flavours. Tell me which flavours you prefer will you?

DSC03216_p*oh nom nom nom* 

2. Frosty Garden Cookie Ice Cream/ Waffle Ice cream

DSC03090 (2) DSC03115Look at the beautiful coordinations!!!

DSC03117I had 1 waffle ice cream and 1 cookie ice cream. Its more like a very frozen ice cream! But isnt it just so perfect for photographs??

3. Herby Macaroon Ice Cream/Durian Macaroon

DSC03123 - CopyDSC03122Yea go grab your minions! 

DSC03133I had green tea ice cream with orange colour macaroon and oreo flakes topping..

DSC03135_pThe macaroon is not as sweet as the normal one which is more comfortable to eat. Its crunchy outside but its so smooth that it collapse once you lip touches the macaroon. And… its bite size! Good!

DSC03231Another item that caught my heart is the Durian Macaron. They have fresh durian fillings inside. So good! Highly recommended!

4. De Imacaron Ice cream macaroons

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DSC03151 DSC03154Its bigger in size. 

DSC03158_pLook at the size as compared to the previous one. It all depends what size you want :)

5. Fried Ice Cream (Alcohol)

DSC03130 - CopyDSC03145They have quite some selection of the alcohol contain ice cream. 

DSC03164We had Red Wine and it taste a bit weird for us. Or maybe just us. :)

Enough for the ice cream.. Let’s opt for Savoury food!! Yes I am more to a Savoury food person! Oh nom nom nom!

6. Fried Noodles Bun

DSC03090 - Copy - Copy DSC03178Yes. Instead of hotdog. You get fried noodles. I tried it at Taiwan last year..it doesn’t really taste the same. This is Kuching Version yo!

7. Fried Cheesy Pork Chop

DSC03090 - CopyIt is located just beside fried noodles bun. But I like this one a lot more. 

DSC03139Fried pork chop with cheese inside topped with Mayonnaise. What will go wrong with that?

8. Stuffed Sausages

DSC03106 (2)This one taste like the Taiwan version. At least!! Its sausages stuffed or you can say topped with ingredients.

DSC03181I had pickle with mayo. yums!

9. Taiwanese Tea Duck

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DSC03111Not too bad. They recommended their duck porridge too. Maybe I should try next time

10. Taiwan Boom Pork Balls and Cheesy Wings

DSC03123 (2)DSC03121Pork balls with curry sauce.

DSC03140Becareful when you bite it. It exploded. :)

DSC03120Cheese stuffed chicken wing looks good too! Remind me to grab one next time

11. Bad Sushi

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DSC03131I had their Signature — The Bad Sushi.. Bacon wrapped sushi served torched! 

12. The “Bird” Waffle

DSC03130 (2) DSC03165Hmmmmmm!! Its good for photography. 

unnamed (1)-tileI had it in Taiwan 4 years back. Kuching why you so slow. Although the signage is the same. It’s two completely different thing. The one I had in Shihlin Market Taipei is a crispy waffles with cheese and bacon fillings. In Kuching, They have soft waffles with hotdog. 

13. Zippy Pizza!

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DSC03172Everything looks good with bacon. lalala!

14. Real German Sausages

DSC03183 (2) DSC03185Its real. Its served by the Germans. We had the mini german sausages.

DSC03186 Original and Cheese. Noms!

15. Durian Egg Tart

DSC03096 (2)They have original egg tart and Durian Egg tart and obviously Durian one caught my attention.

DSC03222Give it a try!

16. Grilled Scallop at Mongolian Master

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DSC03198Rows and rows of seafood and meat!

DSC03218I will go back again for the grilled oysters and pork ribs because the grilled scallop i had is fresh garlicky and nice!

17. Steamed Burger

DSC03201 DSC03203Black pepper chicken, spicy chicken, sweet and sour chicken and braised pork 

DSC03204I had braised pork burger… means three layered pork in steamed bun

DSC03208and Black Pepper chicken. I don’t like food related to black pepper but this one i had to admit the black pepper chicken taste better than the braised pork. 

18. Sio bii/Pork Dumplings

DSC03190 (2) DSC03233Back to our comfort food. I still love my pork dumplings. 

19. Pork Chop Bun

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20. HongKong Curry Fish Ball

DSC03189The one I had is tasteless. I guess i went to the wrong stall. 

21. BBQ pork

DSC03227It will be nice if its served hot. :)

22. Lamb Burger

DSC03229Now this one look nice! Its grilled lamb with baguette!

23. Fried Oyster Pancake

DSC03237I think I never miss oyster pancake once. Hahahaha! Yes its the same stall I went last year, Always!

DSC03194The next time i go, I will make sure I buy this cute walking giraffe!! SO CUTEE!!! Giraffe is the new animal this year! hohoho!! 

DSC03223Although it’s raining, the crowd is still there. 

DSC03224_pAnd you will see everyone sitting down, one hand holding an umbrella, one hand holding chopsticks! Hohoho!

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Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay opens at Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Being a culinary fans, I always get excited to dine in celebrities chefs’ restaurant. What more to say from Gordon Ramsay, one of my favourite.

20150706_192609_mr1436183018294_mh1436183073136_resizedOne of the favourite Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay now opens his first restaurant in Singapore! Bread Street Kitchen featuring a casual dining of British European menu and a drinking bar is located at Marina Bay Sands. 

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DSC02819A very classy yet reasonable dining experience allows everyone to have a taste of what Gordon Ramsay has to offer. 

DSC02774Excited? Yes very. It is fully booked almost every day. So please make a reservation to avoid any disappointment. 

I’ve attached the menu here so that you can roughly know what they offer in Bread Street Kitchen. I’ll say its quite reasonable in term of pricing for such good quality dining experience. 

Bread Street Kitchen Menu

Bread Street Kitchen MenuBread Street Kitchen MenuEnough choices for you to dine often :)

DSC02780As usual, every table will be served Butter and Bread. 

For the cold starters, we have Alaska King Crab and apple cocktail with pink peppercorn. SGD 28++

DSC02787I love it. Freshly poached King Crab leg with sweet and creamy apple slices.. and a slight pinch of pink peppercorn to elevate the overall taste. Very harmonious yet interesting. 

For hot starters, we had seared scallops, carrot puree, treacle cured bacon, apple and celery cress.  SGD 24++

DSC02793Scallops are seared to perfection. cured bacon gives them a different texture of crunch. Apple and celery are the perfect match to the acidity and lastly a carrot puree to balance up every thing. So basically you have all different texture going on in your mouth.

Another hot starter that impress me. Garden pea soup, spiced lobster and creme fraiche. SGD 18++

DSC02792I would recommend this one. A very simple pea soup yet it is so delicious. It is something that you will remember even after the meal. Creamy pea soup with spiced lobster, it take you to another level. If you had something too creamy, you cant take more. The balance between the cream and the saltiness of the spiced lobster is just so well. At least you can still taste the lobster part in the soup! *a little bit of brain jam here*

Not only that, we had Macaroni cheese with garlic roasted crumbs. SGD 16++

DSC02809 DSC02810This mac and cheese is so good. So cheesy yet the marination is spot on. The scariest thing about mac and cheese is the dead flat cheesy taste that you cant stand eating for the 2nd mouth but this one is not, you can easily just dig in until you finish the whole bowl without even realised it. This is just so good.

For the mains:

Roasted black cod with crushed potatoes, salted capers, artichoke, red wine and lemon juice. SGD 44++

DSC02797Black cod is fatty and tender. What I would do is.. to take a bite of the black cod together with the salty capers, crunchy artichoke and to go with the red wine sauce. Oh nom nom! 

BSK short rib beef burger, monterey jack cheese and spicy sriracha mayo. SGD 26++

DSC02803It was good but not as impressive. However, medium rare short rib beef patty is a YES YES.

Slow- roasted Dingley Dell pork belly with spiced apple puree. SGD 32++

DSC02804Although the layer of the skin is crunchy, the meat is still juicy and tender that it almost melt in your mouth. And what is best with roasted pork? Apple puree! 

For the Grill, we had baby chicken, chimichurri sauce and burnt lemon. SGD 34++

DSC02796Chicken is tender but the element that out-stand the meal is the chimichurri sauce.  It is a real revelation.  Full of herbs and the garlic is not too overpowering. 

Next up is the dessert, no matter how full you are, there’s always room for dessert. Its like they are staying at some hidden place in your tummy. Hohoho!

For dessert, we had Monkey shoulder cranachan cheesecake with roasted balsamic strawberries. SGD 18++

DSC02815Reason being Monkey Shoulder is one of my favourite whisky so I’ll like to try it in the cheesecake. The alcohol content is not too strong it can even be consumed by children. Very milky cheesecake and the acidity of the balsamic strawberries just work so well together.

Next we had something more refreshing. The pineapple carpaccio, passion fruit, coconut sorbet. SGD 15++

DSC02813The yellow slices are the thinly slices pineapples and coconut sorbet sitting on top. A very refreshing dessert that you can easily imagine yourselves rolling at the beach. Oh nom nom nom.

DSC02772It is definitely worth visiting Bread Street Kitchen not only the food and service is excellent, the ambience and the view is phenomena as well. Do drop by and experience what they have to offer. Bread Street Kitchen opens daily for lunch, dinner and drinks until late night. Our bill came out to be SGD 435++ including a bottle of white wine and a glass of moscato. 

Reminder : Please please do make your reservation before you go.

Bread Street Kitchen

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

#01-81, 2 Bayfront Avenue,

Singapore, 018972.

Tel :  +65 6688 5665

Websitehttp://www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/bread-street-kitchen.html

 

 

Bangkok Famous Pork Leg Rice & Wanton Mee

Bangkok MUST eat! The famous pork leg rice and wanton mee opposite Platinum mall at Pratunam Area! Map will be place at the end of the post. 

DSC02464It was not that crowded back in the days, no queue. It actually shocked us when we saw the extremely long queue outside the shop. Hmmmm! What to do.. and its only 10am in the morning….

DSC02465The name of the shop is called “SabX2″ but I guess theres not much people who are aware of that. The most common name is… “Neh.. the pork leg rice opposite Platinum Mall”.

DSC02471This is the legendary pork leg rice.

DSC02473One whole pot of goodness. Just look at shining pork trotters swimming in the sauce… You can imagine how “melt in the mouth” those goodness can do! 

DSC02468Not only their pork leg rice is famous, people came for the wanton noodles too! There are like twins.. Queue for so long of cause have to order both! 

DSC02474Its more than half an hour when we were seated. It is quite spacious but still packed with the hungry people..

DSC02475We were given chrysanthemum tea. More to colouring tea I think. Just order canned drinks or mineral water will do next time.

And with our hungry tummy.. it feels like ages before food was served! As a reminder, the portion is very very small. We ordered special for both pork leg rice and wanton noodles.

20150525_122725_resizedAnd its finally here!

DSC02476Pork Leg Rice Special!! An explosive first bite. Food Orgasm! So good.. Why is it good? The pork trotters were braised until soft and tender. The skin is the melt in the mouth type and marination is just spot on. It may look salty but it is not. Just good enough to chew with the rice. Complimenting the plate of goodness is a braised egg and their home-made salted pickles. The sweet and sour pickles just refresh your taste bud after gulping down the delicious pork leg rice! Yum yum! Now i know why the business is ridiculously good!

20150525_122829_resizedWanton Noodles is impressive as well. You will get more noodles and extra crab meat if you order the special one.

20150525_123656_resizedJust a very simple and clean marinated meat as the filling. Yums!

20150525_122920_mr1433137763856_resizedSo you are right.. I had a plate of pork leg rice and a bowl of wanton noodles. This is how you should eat! Muahahahah!

 

Address : 4/32-33 Soi Petchburi 19 | Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Ramadhan Buffet at The Banquet Kuching 2015

June is definately a month to put on weight actually every month also gain lar just June gain the most with Ramadhan feast and so on, hard to resist good food especially if you are a glutton huh!

Not only hotels, restaurants are doing Ramadhan feast during this Holy month as well, The Banquet Kuching is offering a very affordable Ramadhan Buffet at the price of RM48 nett for adults and RM24 nett for children. To be precise, there are two methods to enjoy the buffer. (ONE) Purchase the Ramadhan Buffet voucher and get RM48 nett per adult. (TWO) Walk in on the day itself but you will need to bare a 6% GST on top of the RM48. So, I would recommend to call The Banquet Marketing team at 082 451 414 for the purchase of buffet vouchers and also to secure your seats.

So lets explore and see what The Banquet Kuching has to offer :)

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DSC02700Its actually quite spacious for the diners. There’s outdoor seats and indoor seats with aircon. 

There are more than 16 stations serving different kind of food. Ranging from appetizer, rojak, steam station, soup station, BBQ station, live cooking station, burger station, chinese food station to dessert.. Of cause that’s not all of what they have, you have to go there and try it yourselves. 

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DSC02721Starting off with the appetizer, I always like to go this way, i like to eat in order, and so I dont get confused as well. Hehehe. Ulam Ulaman is a must have in all the Ramadhan feast, even if I dont fancy ulam ulaman, i get used to eating it as well everytime before the feast starts. hoho.

DSC02706Rojak Station. I dont have much comment for Rojak because I dont eat Rojaks, Hehehe. But I m sure rojak fans would love it when you can mix and match your own version of rojak.

DSC02703On the Grill station, they served grilled vegetables alongside with some grilled seafood. 

DSC02707Grilled lamb chop, Sting rays and sambal squid. 

20150619_190252_resizedNot to forget, grilled chicken too. 

Lok Lok & Cucur, I believed they are somehow in the same category.. so let me just put them together ya.

DSC02709For lok lok, that day specialty will be fried chicken tail with fried fish fillet. They do have others but I like this more than the others.

DSC02711For the cucur aka fritters, they are serving 3 type per day, rotation basis, I had deep fried prawn cake, deep fried vegetable fritters and deep fried bananas!

20150619_185108_resizedWinner for my taste bud goes to deep fried vegetables! oh nom nom! It will never go wrong with chilli sauce especially!

DSC02708Hot soup station!

DSC02710Hot & Sour soup VS Chicken Soup. Or both!

DSC02713For me, bubur pedas is also one of the food that I get to eat only during Ramadhan. I am not sure if people sell bubur pedas on the normal days but seems like I can only find it during puasa month so.. never miss bubur pedas!20150619_192227_resizedNot too bad but I’ll prefer it to be more spicy. 

For the mains, they have 5 on the wok. 

DSC02714I am impressed with this roasted big prawns with spices because the prawns are big and fresh. The marination of the prawn is just spot on. Every bite of it is covered with the sauce, not too overpowering, just enough to compliment the prawns. Yums!

DSC02716The rendang beef is good as well. Nothing much to comment on Rendang but the beef is just fine. Not too chewy..!

DSC02717Mixed vegetables is good for me. They have lotsa and lotsa of black ear fungus and generous portion of mushrooms and broccoli. I am happy because thats everything that I love in my mixed vege!

DSC02718Apart from these three.. there are fried mee hoon and rice as well. I did not take a photo of it because it doesnt look appetizing.. But I was wrong! Hmmm.. 

20150619_185121_resizedNever judge a book by its cover. Never judge a food by its cover too! The fried mee hoon is surprisingly good..,. and I have to search high and low for the picture. Lucky I had one with fried mee hoon in it!! Forgive me, mee hoon! Dint know you were so delicious tho!

DSC02726At the live food cooking station, it basically where you can get your freshly made dishes!

20150619_184528_resizedMee Jawa is a YES YES! Hot creamy gravy with noodles topped with condiments. Just grab a bowl and eat it for yourself

DSC02725They have this stir fried station where food are constantly replenish but it’s gone in the next second. Whats Good?

20150619_191354_resizedThe fried white bait on the bottom left is good.. soft shell crab on the bottom right is a BIG BIG YES. Not only yes its a must try!! If you are a soft shell crab lover, you will love the additional sweet crunch on the outside. For a non soft shell crab lover like me, you will start to love soft shell crab. Or probably only their soft shell crab. I was quite reluctant to try at first because I am really not a big fans of soft shell crab. To me, its just a bunch of fried seafood flavouring flour. But I really have to admit that I started to fall in love with their soft shell crab. Unlike the normal soft shell crab, the hint of sweetness in the crunch actually helps to elevate overall taste of the fried soft shell crab. Its not just mere salty. It has level! uh huh!

DSC02723Another less appetizing food that actually taste real good. The humble Nasi Lemak… and the twist is.. its a BARIO rice nasi lemak! Its funny when you see your fellow bloggers just take a whole bowl of plain bario rice during a food tasting session. You know its good.

Next up, The Banquet Specialties… 

DSC02712Yeah! Peking duck during Ramadhan Feast!

DSC02735Just look at the goddamn crispy skin…. Peking duck doesnt necessarily needs any description.. I’ll just go gaga!

20150619_185817_resizedGod knows how many I have eaten *shy*

DSC02737Another specialty is a salt baked chicken!

20150619_190157_resizedFor a heavy taste human like me, it’s too healthy. hehehe!

They actually have quite a wide range of selection for desserts.

DSC02720Gula Apong Ice cream, Ice kacang, Coffee cendol, cakes and tart!

DSC02722I fancied the cheese tart! oh nom nom noom!

DSC02740And so, let us feast! 

unnamedThank you Zak for the invitation and its always blessed to eat with all my glutton blogger friends. Never ending topics and.. you know.. just so much love! Mua mua!

 

 

 

 

 

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