My aunt introduced me to Laksa Shack years ago. Way before
this household name mushroomed into strings of outlets all over Klang Valley. Hubby
and I used to patron its pioneer outlet in 1 Utama. We love its Assam Laksa
and Laksam. Laksa Shack specializes in serving many types of laksa. In my
opinion, their strength lies in rich flavors foods and thick gravy.
After years of hiatus, we paid Laksa Shack a visit again in
November last year. With expectations of savoring tasty dishes, we ordered these:
Laksa Nyonya Melaka
Nasi Briyani Kambing Johor
Nasi Lemak Rendang Ayam
Keropok Lekor, Teh O Limau, Milo Ais, Fresh Lime Juice
Asam Boi, Coke, Fresh Lime Juice
Truth to be told, we were very disappointed. The tastes were
no where near what they used to be. Maybe the brand name has become too
commercialized. Or maybe its chef had a bad day. Or maybe its employees
prepared the foods wrongly. Owh, who knows why.
Who here love soft pretzel, more precisely Auntie Anne’s?
My relationship with Auntie Anne’s goes way back in the 90s.
It brought back a lot of memories, of carefree university days. This is
nostalgic food for me. I first ate it in downtown Cleveland when I was a
When I came back after graduated, Auntie Anne’s didn’t make
its way into our market yet. A few years after that, Auntie Anne’s finally
arrived to Malaysian shore. I was over the moon!!! I can eat warm hand-rolled
pretzel while reminiscing sweet memories in Cleveland.
More than a decade later, my family enjoys eating Auntie Anne’s
too. If before I savored the pretzels with my friends, now new memories are
being created with my family.
Today, 26 March 2013 is my daughter’s 5th
birthday. Nur Zarra Zulaika which means cahaya kilauan yang menawan is truly a
light that shines in our life. You’re such an easy child to raise, forever
obedient and helpful. Sure, you have your tantrums but they are few and far in
between. Even you’re not in your good mood, you’re easily coaxed to soothe your
Words that come out from your mouth belies your age. You
always ask questions that amaze us. Go on dear, develop your critical thinking.
You’re a picky eater who prefers bread and cereals to rice.
Nonetheless, you love nasi lemak but without all the condiments and side dishes,
just enough with a sunny side up egg.
Happy birthday, my princess! May Allah grants all your
wishes and may happiness be yours always. May you grow to be a solehahlady.
I visited Citta Mall for the first time in November last
year. Didn’t really have any reason to go there, just wanted to check the place
In an ancient language, Citta means a meeting of the mind
and the heart (I saw this on a wall). But at the time of our visit, there was nothing
much there. There were still many vacant shop lots. But one thing obvious is
there’s quite a number of eating places.
Since our visit was around Deepavali, there were kolum
drawings that “greeted” us upon arrival.
Scribble down by
Unaizah Mohamed Sulhi
The first time we went there, we really had fantastic time.
So, we repeated dining at this posh and comfortable place. The restaurant I’m
talking about is Ole Ole Bali in Empire Shopping Gallery. I simply love its
Bali influenced décor.
Bali Trio – You get to taste 3 different dishes (sotong celup tepung, ayam
panggang & satay). Satay is simply delicious. It's also unique with the use of lemongrass instead of satay stick which adds more aroma to it.
Siap Mepanggang – Tasty rice served with grilled chicken, kangkung, salad (tempe, sengkuang & kacang panjang)
Fried Chicken Ciabatta – Big portion sandwich with yummy sauce.
Grilled Lamb Chop – Tasty! The meat is tender and the sauce is yummy.
Iced Chocolate (Nothing to shout about), Green Apple Splash (Refreshing), Lemongrass Mojito (The tastiest among all, very
refreshing), Barley Lime.
We definitely didn’t regret our decision.
Location: LG27, LG Floor, Empire Gallery Shopping Center,
Jalan SS 16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor. Telephone number: 03 – 5022 2629.
Fax number: 03 – 5022 2118. Website: www.ole-olebali.com
I'm a Kedahan, a proud one I might add. Born and bred in Alor Setar. So, it's only natural that I talk in Kedah dialect. Memang pekat la cakap utara.
I once tried to shed my dialect when I first ventured out of my hometown. It was when I started my intensive UPP course in Subang Jaya. I talked in KL dialect but I sounded weird, at least to myself. Tried hard as I may, I just couldn't. In the end, I stayed true to myself and continued talking in my state's dialect until today.
It's a pity because not even one of my children talks in Kedah dialect. All of them talk in KL dialect. This triggered me to write entries on meaning or explanation of words in Kedah dialect for my children to remember me by in future. In short, Kedah dialect mini dictionary.
Lets start with few common words first.
CHEQ - me, I (saya, aku)
HANG - you (awak, kamu)
DEPA - they (mereka)
HANGPA - all of you, you all (awak semua, kamu semua)
Any Kedahans out there who read my blog? Feel free to suggest more words, will ya?
Jauh berjalan, luas pengalaman. Memang tepat pepatah ni.
Kata-kata orang dulu tak elok disangkal.
Berbeza dengan anak-anak aku yang dari kecik telah
didedahkan dengan macam-macam benda melalui pengalaman depa dok pi jalan sana-sini, aku dulu kecik-kecik jarang pi melancong. Boleh kira dengan jari la
berapa kali aku keluaq Kedah.
Habih-habih sangat pi Perlis dan Penang. Dulu pi Penang tu
kira world la bagi kami adik beradik. Once in a blue moon, dapat la pi KL.
Seingat aku, first time aku jejak kaki kat KL masa umur 12 tahun. Then, masa
umur 10 tahun aku pi Kelantan. Tu pun pi rumah pak penakan. Tu ja la pengalaman
melancong aku. Tempat-tempat lain memang tak penah. Negeri-negeri belah selatan
Langkah aku mula panjang bila aku start belajaq kat PPP.
Start dari situ, banyak tempat gak la aku pi. Tapi pi sendiri dengan
kawan-kawan. Time study kat US dulu, pantang cuti aku mesti pi berjalan. Memang
tak lekat kat rumah sampai sorang kawan aku ni gelar aku Marco Polo. Boleh kata
belah east coast US aku khatam. Aku pi sampai Canada & Mexico. Bila start
kerja dan pegang duit sendiri, lagi la rancak aku melancong. Punyala panjang
mukadimah, aku sebenaqnya nak cerita kisah aku pi Melaka tahun 1999.
Aku menang satu peraduan kat ofis aku. Hadiahnya penginapan kat
Riviera Beach Resort, Melaka (hotel ni pun dah tukaq nama). Aku pun ajak la
kawan baik aku Zaidah pi sama. Aku turun KL dari Penang (time tu aku kerja kat
Penang). Dari KL, drive pi Melaka.
Sakan la kami round Melaka. Banyak jugak tempat kami pi. On
the way balik hotel, kami singgah la sat tepi jalan beli pisang goreng. Aku yang
turun pi beli. Macam biasa la urusniaga beli pisang goreng. Makcik tu pun
bungkuskan la banyak mana yang aku nak beli. Dah habih dia masukkan pisang
goreng, dia masukkan jugak sepaket kecik kicap (time tu aku tak tau sambal kicap,
aku ingat kicap ja).
Aku ni heran la pasai apa pulak makcik ni letak paket kicap
dalam plastik pisang goreng aku. Mulut ni laju ja nak cakap, “Makcik, saya nak
pisang goreng ja.” Tapi nasib baik tak tekeluaq lagi sebab aku peghati dalam plastik
pembeli sebelah aku pun dia masukkan gak paket kicap tu. Akupun tutup mulut and
Dalam dok pelik tu aku pikiaq kat Kedah aku beli
pisang goreng tak dak pun kicap-kicap ni. Depa bagi pisang goreng ja. Naik
ataih kereta, aku pun cerita la kat kawan aku. Dia punyala gelak kat aku. Dia explain
kat belah selatan memang depa makan pisang goreng cicah sambal kicap. Nasib
baik la aku tak cakap apa-apa kat makcik juai pisang goreng tu.
Kan betoi pepatah kat ataih tu – Jauh berjalan, luas
As long as I can remember, I've never dressed my children with similar looking outfits. So, I found it interesting when I realized that both Zarra and Irfan were wearing white shirts with red pants. Though the clothes are not exactly the same but they looked similar.
Without wasting any minute, I grabbed my camera and began clicking away. Both of them were more than happy to pose for me.