Friday, May 20, 2016

Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour - Kuala Lumpur





It has been a trend this last three years, started with burgers followed by hipster cafés. Despite hipster café doesn’t spell burger out loud, it’ll pop out on the menu one way or another. Always. Without fail. 


I have seen uniquely creative tasty burgers, from soft shell crab burger to nachos burger, then there’s our local Ramly burger feast such as burger epal, burger kahwin, I Love You burger and the list continues. The fanciest I am yet to try but forever curious still is nasi lemak burger. The name itself says a lot.


It is no surprise when Hard Rock Café in conjunction with their 25 years presence in Malaysia is having the World Burger Tour food truck that is currently touring South East Asia to stop in the first Malaysia Hard Rock Café establishment, right here at Hard Rock Café Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail. Riding with them from down south is the Harley Davidson of Singapore. A total of 73 bikers rode through Malaysia on 55 Harley Davidson motorcycles in the “Freedom Thru Weekend 2016 Ride to Malaysia”. The convoy of the iconic big bike brand started in Singapore, entering Melaka and Kuala Lumpur before returning south to the Lion City.


The World Burger Tour will be showcasing international Local Legendary Burgers; Big Little Italy Burger, Kimchi Burger, Hollywood Burger and Golden Gate Burger among others, each with its unique, distinctive, authentic and ethnic flavour that is recognizable worldwide by burger lovers. You can try these delicious burgers from all over the globe at Hard Rock Café Kuala Lumpur from now until 31 July, 2016. In spreading the burger vibe around, Hard Rock Café Kuala Lumpur gave out free mini burgers to the first 100 public that visited the iconic World Burger Tour food truck during the tour (Kuala Lumpur - 15 May, 2016). 



Many travelers is embarking on overland mode of traveling let it be via bus, train, campervan or motorcycle, and motorcycle holiday specifically is fast becoming a popular trend thus I’ve seen alot of local attractions and accommodation catering for these needs; promoting Malaysia as a perfect motorcycle holiday destination. It is also a know fact that one can do an overland trip from Tanjung Piai in Johor; the southern most tip of Peninsular Malaysia, and also southern most Asia continent/Eurasia to Europe. Of which many has tried and succeed, and often complimenting our Malaysia well-connected highways, scenic countryside, historic places, delicious food that every state got to offer and colourful culture for them overlanders to enjoy.



Let’s eat burger and travel, shall we?!












Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ramadhan rezeki came early – Cyberview Resort and Spa





When I had my first serving of the delicious steam pomfret with chili sauce and yummy salted egg prawns, my friends kept telling me that I MUST also try the venison in black sauce (daging rusa masak hitam). Apparently I will not regret it, and they were obviously right, it was not only tasty, it was tender and cooked to perfection. I am not surprise why some of us took a second helping.
I paired the venison in black sauce dish with lemongrass rice (nasi serai) and grilled lamb which obviously made a great combination, this is aside from the second helping of the steam pomfret.



You read it right alright! It's durian Tiramisu cake by Chef Imran right here at Cyberview Resort & Spa, Cyberjaya. I took a second look when I saw the word combination – durian + tiramisu. Curious on how it’ll taste, and when I highlighted to Chef Imran, he asked “have you tried the durian ice-cream?”, nonchalantly I replied “Why, its normal durian ice-cream right?”. His eyes gleamed, with a cheeky smile he said “you haven’t tried?”. My subsequent question was obviously “Homemade?”. And you know what this humble chef did, he personally walk over to the ice-cream counter and scoop one for me, insisting I should try is homemade icecream. “You tell me what you think of this ice-cream”, eyes still gleaming… I tasted and all I can say is – go to at Cyberview Resort & Spa and try it for yourself. It is like the durian heaven and ice-cream was the dessert. I was in durian cloud nine, and what best was -  I don’t even fancy durian. I will make an exception for this. Durian tiramisu is just the tip of the iceberg, wait till you see it for yourself…


It is a known fact to many of his team that crafting menus and new recipes has always been Chef Imran's favourite task, wanting to be different while challenging and out-beating himself is the main reason that made him create Cyberview's to-die-for menu for this coming Ramadhan. Knowing the Ramadhan is a popular time to dine at hotels, Chef Imran decided to do something unique, knowing very well that most hotels and restaurant will have either a region, state of food theme, he went totally different – serving ‘fresh and live fish’. I was shocked as well upon being informed on the ‘serving live fish’, then only I learnt that the guest can choose his own ‘catch of the day’ and decide how he wants it to be cooked. Cool huh!


This doesn’t ends with creative food and fancy theme, to add to the uniqueness, Cyberview Resort & Spa is also running a weekly lucky draw whereby a winner will be selected for a 1 hour sensational ride in a hot –air balloon, the location is at Putrajaya. There’s more to come… They are also doing an early bird promotion voucher at RM95nett per adult applicable on 1st and 4th week of Ramadhan while RM108nett per adult is applicable for the entire Ramadhan month. The early bird voucher is available for grab up till end of May, 2016. As for walk-in guest, per person is at RM138nett meanwhile RM69nett for per kid.








Cyberview Resort & Spa
Persiaran Multimedia
63000 Cyberjaya
Selangor

Early bird voucher enquiry : +603-8312 7091 /7092






This Ramadhan buffet review is made possible by Bilut Extreme Park.











Friday, May 13, 2016

A complete natural experience - Valley Agro Farm, Bentong




The fun part of traveling is rediscovering new places. Where one is able to try out new activities, pick-up a new language, make new friends, sample local food and experiencing new culture. And best is if it is at our own backyard.


That was what exactly happened to me, rediscovering new places one after another. In Bentong, Pahang.




I always say that Pahang state is very fortunate; blessed with wondrous nature; from its lush greenery, mountainous waterfalls, colourful marine life, to delicious food spread; such as To’ki Lemang, tasty Kow Po homemade ice-cream, the famous Bentong spicy ginger and not to forget its yummilicious durian. Of course then there pisang wap, masak lemak tempoyak and all. And as if this is not enough, I was surprised with extreme activities and eco tourism that is mushrooming in Bentong municipal; ATV ride, archery, mini Viper challenge course and archery laser tag (to be launched by end of September, 2016). I was introduced to Bilut Extreme Park recently as well as Valley Agro Farm, where we get to experience archery and ATV ride around palm oil plantation, and agriculturally grown vegetable.

The integration of aquaculture with livestock or crop farming provides quality protein food, resource utilisation, recycling of farm waste and economic development. This is what Mr. Sing; owner and founder of Valley Agro Farm is focusing on, at the same time educating the locals and visitors on what they have and do, a farm surrounded by mountains, visitors were greeted with a vast green landscape and fresh air – experiencing a complete natural experience.




Producing organic food & fruits such as passion fruit, banana and papaya, Mr. Sing supports go green efforts by integrating of aquaculture with livestock or crop farming which help to provide clean air, soil fertility and ensuring pure clean water. Side from this, stingless bee or madu kelulut farming is one of the activities here whereby Valley Agro Farm produces honey by-product for export.




A visionary man at heart, Mr. Sing did not stop there. Now, a proud owner of nature eco stay is happy to share his range of accommodation available couple with activities for his nature lover guest.

Activities offered :
  • Valley Agro Hill sunrise + picnic
  • Streamlet/Waterhall hike/swim
  • Vegetable gardening
  • Miniature Animal Park
  • Tree House rest area
  • Fishing - catch and release (From 1pm to 8pm)
  • BBQ (RM 25 per pax, a minimum of 6 people may use the barbeque area)
  • Camping
  • Karaoke




Website : http://www.valleyagropark.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/valleyagropark
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpoOeWFj95_U XPNcVqiVkhA

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/uqxRbiXvkZR2





This activity/trip is made possible by Valley Agro Park.















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