LAWAS, a small town located somewhere between Brunei Darussalam and Sabah is where my mama from. I bet not much people know about this place. I’ll try my best to like somehow introduce the place bits by bits.
So generally, breakfast in Lawas are mostly dry noodles, fried noodles, bread, eggs, laksa and nasi lemak as such. Every coffee shop you went in serve almost the same thing except this one. Which, i consider it is the best breakfast place in Lawas. Definitely not the traditional old school type but they have the basics and the refined ones.
Sheng Ling Cafe & Restaurant. One thing good about Lawas is… you can just ask anyone about the location and they will show you.
The hearty breakfast drinks — Hot Teh C (Hot tea with milk & sugar) & Hot Coffee
The Basics — Dry Noodle with sliced pork
I’ve tried three different coffee shop selling dry noodles but i still think ShengLing holds the best. Why say so? Its the Lard. LARD! One dont simply say NO to lard, especially for noodles. Its very aromatic, the texture of the noodle is silky smooth. Although there’s lard, the noodle is still very light, not too greasy. Sliced pork wise, the sliced pork is braised till tender and it locked all the greatness of the flavours in the meat. Every mouth is happiness. A perfect breakfast bowl.
The Fried Kuey Tiao. (Fried Rice Noodles) Lawas version of Kuey Tiao is slightly different. It is thicker.
Fried Kuey Tiao is good as well. Along with the aroma of the charcoal from the wok. For those who love big fat Kuey Tiao. This is your breakfast.
Semi Dry Chao Chai Hungan. A traditional breakfast of the Foochows.
In Kuching, we have Hungan Soup, Dry Hungan but here, its semi dry hungan. Hahaha! I like the taste of it because they are being generous in the wine and oh look… Oysters! A twist.
One of my favourite — Fried Glass Noodles with local wine.
Love this to bits. It may look very simple and not too appetizing but it is very flavourful. Just even before you eat, the aroma conquer your nose first. The first bite is very light, together with the sweetness from the wine and along side, you find yourself keep eating this. It is a savoury dish of coz, just with a lil bit of tingling sweetness.
Tom Yam Vermicelli. We were quite shocked when it was served. We were expecting like a bowl of tom yam vermicelli soup?
Its Fried Tom Yam Vermicelli instead. Something different. Its exactly what you are thinking. Fried Vermicelli with tom yam taste. Spicy, sourish.. if thats your thing, you are so gonna love this.
Fried Money Chai Vermicelli with Sambal/Spicy Paste.
Not exactly the sambal kinda of thing. More like a balance between sambal and tom yam. The prawn paste is not too overpowering but instead, it gives you the sourish taste from the tom yam. Quite a good combination tho.
ShengLing is by far the only coffee shop serving the more innovative breakfast. Go for something new, try out ShengLing Cafe!
18 hours in Singapore!! Yes. 18 hours mission in Singapore just for her proposal
We have been planning this more months.. months and chatting with her in another groupchat everyday but try not to expose the excitement… sending things and discussing plans with eyes wide open just to make sure we didn’t send to the wrong group… It was just a blink of eyes when 13th September 2014 is finally here..
I reached Johor at 12pm because KCH to Singapore cost around 600rm per way so drag drag drag until it goes up to 800rm and drag drag drag again hoping the price will come down and it ended up tickets sold out. Hohoho.. So its my first time traveling to Singapore from Johor.
Thank you Airasia again.. you just need to follow these steps with a big of asking and you will reach Singapore safe. Lucky for me, it only took me 1 hour to reach Singapore (Kranji Station). But from Kranji station to Orchard.. it took me another 40 minutes.
13th September 2014 — 2.25pm
Meet up with my bibi aka My brother at Orchard for lunchie. He said the Pork cutlets here was nice.. so this is our lunch for today
I had the Recommended Pork Cutlet with Eggie
while he had Unagi.
Why u no eat porkie?
Everything was good… and we went loitering in the mall while waiting for time to pass. Brother had appointment at 6pm and i intended to go back hotel for a rest before the night so we went off around 3.30pm
13th September 2014 — 4.00pm
Reach hotel at 4.00pm and mei xin is already in the room. We stayed at Fragrance Hotel Emerald because of the price. Hohoho. Dont want to spend so much since its just for a night. Edwin and Jet arrived to our hotel just 15 minutes after i reach hotel..
We were discussing tonight’s plan and Edwin make sure the plan works exactly how he want it to be.
13th September 2014 — 5.30pm
Edwin left to get the flowers ready and Jet with lead us throughout the plan. So he waited for us to get ready.
13th September 2014 – 6.30pm
We went for an early dinner. Just somewhere near our hotel… We went to Geylang Lor 9 and had all these awesome food. Oh nom nom nom.
Stir Fry lala with sambal, Sliced beef HorFun, Steamed broccoli and Oyster Omelette.
13th September 2014 — 8.10pm
Reached the Venue — Actors bar at Boat Quay. Relieved when edwin said debbie is still at home preparing.. So means we have plenty of time before she arrived.
A lot of rehearsals going on and yay… today is the night!
13th September 2014 — 9pm
It was around 9pm when debbie reached. We were hiding upstairs as the routine chill out session of theirs continues like usual.. Then edwin went up to stage and sang a song.. It was then Yong Siang came up and lead us down and standing just behind her without her notice.. The song finished and Edwin asked her to look behind. Hohoho! The Big Girl cried so hard.. and another round of surprise for her..
The moment when he knelt down…
And a lot of photos after that. Teehehehehe!!!
So here’s the story. We are supposing to have another friend joining us.. But for some clumsy mistaken.. she is not able to make it. HUHUHU.
Its like missing someone… oh btw.. i dint exposed anything.. just my tummy is tooooo visible so i butterflied it. hoho
Anyway!! Big big congrats to my love Debbie Ho and Edwin Choo for the engagement!!! <3<3 For Debbie, wish you the best and happiest marriage you are going to have.. You are finally engaged… you are finally stepping into the next stage of life… and i;m sure you will just get better and better in the future.. Love you as always! <3
Due to the huge intake of meat and the waistline expansion recently, i’ve decided to sort of eat clean for a week. Not really eat clean but just consume more greens and less carbs.
And basically the base of my 1 week food is Caesar Salad, the easy one — using premixed caesar salad sauce. Hehehe! So this is my food for the week.
2 boxes of Romaine Lettuces, curly crisp, green coral, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, Grana Padano cheese, peppercorn, 2 slices of chicken breasts, 2 slices of beef knuckles and 2 cans of tuna in water.
Easy caesar salad just need 5 minutes to prepare. Spin the salad leaves in the salad spinner. Spin the excess water so that the salad wont be that soggy.
I am using Praise Caesar Dressing. A lil bit too salty for me but I have another bottle which is better in taste and texture.
Mixed the Caesar dressing into the salad bowl. I added in cherry tomatoes as well.
Shaved some Grana Padano cheese
I boiled an egg to go with my Caesar Salad as well. But if an egg is not enough to fill up your tummy space.. like mine today..
I pan seared my steak 1 minute each side (marinated with peppercorn and salt) and leave it to rest for 5 minutes. Happy dinner time!!
Happy Mooncake Festival to Everyone <3
How did you spend your Mooncake Festival this year? I miss lanterns, I miss fireworks, I miss having a small table at the car porch area and admire the moonlight. This year, I had a very simple one. None of those above, just spending time with the family and ahzui with some mooncakes.
This year, we have something special. Not really the traditional mooncakes but more to mooncake puffs… with interesting stuffings
Raspberry with Egg Yolk
Green Tea with Chicken floss.. *yums*
This year, just 3 of us, sharing the family moments with these assorted mooncakes.
Oh.. i mean 4 of us…
No no… 5 of us. Hehehehehe!