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Savoring the Taste of Malaysian Cuisine in Kota Kinabalu

January 14th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

One of the greatest things we enjoyed during our trip to Kota Kinabalu is the Malaysian cuisine. Whether it would be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack or even for take home food; you name it and we’ve tasted it.
For sleepyheads, slurping a bowl of Bak-kut-teh or Pork Soup would be ideal to wake up one’s senses. In Malaysia, this popularly served Chinese Pork Bone soup is tastier if served a day old. Imagine its distinct aroma and taste which is perfect for a morning entrée.

But for those who want to have a little spice, Laksa (a spicy noodle soup) and Mee Goreng (a spicy stir-fried noodle) would be tricky alternatives. Laksa’s coarsely granular sauce made from a fine concoction of ground dried prawns and spicy additives, offered an intriguing taste of authentic Malaysian twist. On the other hand, Mee Goreng might be a healthier option for foodies. Aside from its spiciness, the vegetables tossed with the noodles added crunchiness to the dish.
Like our very own Filipino dishes, a meal would not be that complete without rice. Having rice as a staple food, a Chicken Rice (a Hainanese Chicken Rice) was a heavy yet hearty Malaysian rice meal. Truly, these are unusual but great tasting dishes that we could never forget.

For snack time, Big Apple Donuts were always on top of our list. These mouth-watering donuts were indulging enough for us to enjoy. My children could not jut resist themselves from asking for more and so do I. And of course, these donuts suitably match either a cup of Milk Tea, or an Old Town White Coffee.
Tasting these authentic and originally-made Malaysian food discoveries was truly worth it. After hours of exploring around town, these foods replenished our exhausted bodies. These foods made of our trip more complete and satisfying. We may have missed our very our Filipino dishes but savoring the richness of Malaysian cuisine was like a taste of heaven for us.

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2014, a look back or whatever

January 4th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

I miss blogging. My last blog post was almost a year ago. It’s pathetic. I guess I’ve been so busy and too worked up with making money that it left me with no time for anything else. Now, am I richer than I was a year ago? Not really. But I got to travel a lot.

What little time I had after work, chores and errands, I spent traveling. It was wonderful. Went to Hong Kong for my birthday, to Kuala Lumpur and Penang during summer, discovered La Union and surfing and made several trips there this year and revisited my favorite city which is Singapore with my two kids before the year ended. Monica, my niece, also visited from the US and we toured her to key cities here in the Philippines. I want to tell you everything right now but I don’t know where to begin. It was one busy year and it looks like 2015 may be even more chaotic. Not that I’m complaining.

So 2015, bring it!

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music & food

January 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

If you are planning to eat and enjoy music, there are also restaurants where bars are available. Enjoy some cocktails while lounging to their comfy and cushy couches and immersing yourself to your kind of music. There are also bistros that provides live entertainments. They feature emerging bands to perform for the crowd. Have fun watching the bands play and listen to the beating of the drums and strumming of guitars with maxon effects. It’s like watching a concert, for free. Music sets the ambiance of a place and the mood of the people hanging around to enjoy the food.

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dining out

January 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Aside from the food, ambiance is equally important in finding a good restaurant. Dining out is not all about eating. It is also a time you spend with your family, friends and loved ones to relax and have some fun together. Most families prefer cozy and homey atmosphere where they can enjoy small talks while having their meals. Some pick those dining houses that offers some amusements like live bands who play with their cool zildjian custom a 14 hi hats to make the eating experience more lively and festive. Others go for some exquisite fine dining. Whatever you fancy, choose the best diner you can find and enjoy their food and the place.

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weight loss and everyday

January 25th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Yep, that’s me.  I’m Cherry and I’m weight loss and diet fail personified.  At least, I have been for the last decade.  Ican’t get this weight to budge until now.  Good thing I came across HCG drops.  There are many different types. But more about that later.  I just want everyone to know that I’ve lost 20 pounds so far.  The hardest part is maintaining it or keeping the weight off.

It’s an everyday struggle or battle.  But I’m slowly getting used to not eating rice, bread and pasta.  Yes, I get cravings.  Many times a day, in fact.  But I just shrug them off.  I think about how I looked when I was still lagging those 20 pounds around.  It was not a pretty sight.  So I just take a deep breath and take my mind off the cravings.  It’s a mind game.  True what they say that it’s all in the mind.

Anyway, I’m happy but I still need to some more.  20 more pounds to be exact.

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