Monday, February 27, 2023

Ayam Pelembang for the WIN. Only at Zebra Square Ramadan Buffet

Or perhaps you can call and get them to cook for you. Or mebbe, just mebbe you can order for Raya Open Hour. Pssst…. Invite me tau!

Yes! Ayam Palembang at Zebra Square Ramadan Buffet is one dish that I look forward too, but this year… they included all balado dishes – Terung balado, Tempe balado and my current favourite… Keli balado. Indonesia vibing here… and I am not complaining. I mean…. They even serves sirap Bandung, this practically nails it.
Kampung dishes is what Zebra Square is showcasing for this 2023 Ramadan Buffet and I feel the dishes option do brings the kampung atmosphere. Aside from my favourite balado dishes, they do have satay, mee goreng and many more.
In my balado excitement, I forgot to take photos…. Haahhahhah… I did videos for Instagram Story and that’s it. Bab balado ni I memang kalah lah. So let me share you my verdict on the balado then (its only fair). The balado in general memang sesuai with my tekak, the blended chili is not too fine (tak terlalu halus), it is a tad spicy so not suitable for kids lah… but not too oily. For me, win lah…. If tak pedas I probably won’t be so excited and if it is sweet, I definitely be upset. I do love spicy food, IYKYK.

The highlight of this year’s dish is the Grilled Lamb, as for other kampung dishes are Daging Gulai Utara, Ikan masin Nenas, Ikan Bakar and etc. Not forgetting air balang to ‘gu’ with the kampung mood.

Early bird promotion offers buy 5 free 1 seating, so book between 26th February to 20th March to enjoy this great offer. Other benefits is that it is free parking for all, plus the venue can accommodate 250-300 pax making it a great place for friend and family buka puasa session. Which brings us to the next topic – how much does it cost? It is RM85.90+ for adult, RM 45 for senior citizen (above 60 years old) and kid (below 12 years old).
Buffet date : 26th March – 19th April, 2023
Reservation : 6019-340 5719 / 6019-233 1180 / 6017-251 6316
Email :
Zebra Square KL
No. 18 & 20, Jalan Kampung Pandan
Off, Jln Tun Razak
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, February 23, 2023

It’s Pullman Ramadan Buffet again – to a great & prosperous 2023!

You immediately know Ramadan is around the corner when you start getting Ramadan buffet reviews, unlike the last 2-3 year… invitation for buffet reviews was scarce due to the C19 pandemic but this year… it’s a pandemonium, it felt good as it shows business is picking up and everything is going back to normal – pre-Covid era. Hope this last forever, inshaAllah. Aamiin.
My first Ramadan buffet review deserves a grandeur welcome to many food reviews to come. Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar is a lucky hotel indeed, not only able to be the first for me to pen down but also because the food is good (kid you not), to those that I like lah… I couldn’t possibly taste all kan nor can I like all. So here is me telling you what I like amongst those that I tasted, and I try to be as fair as possible. Janji.

Themed ‘Khazanah Sajian Desa 2023’ for this year’s Ramdan buffet, means I shall first focus on local delicacies and I did just that (sis menjalankan tugas dengan telus lagi lurus bak pembaris, ahaks). I head to nasi gulai kawah, nasi beriani and cauliflower kurma, sampled Mutton Varuval (cos I absolutely love varuval dishes), Oxtail Stew, Spicy Prawn Sambal with Bitter Bean and many more. Yes, the dishes are tasty as the name concocted (in English that is, the local Malay name sounded – biasa jer). And here are my verdict; in not particular order -  drum roll please!

I took the chicken rice’s rice cos it look fluffy like the Care Bear clouds, I was fortunate that the rice doesn’t have the strong chicken rice taste thus pairs well with my local dishes. Infact I kinda like the combo – biasa lah Malaysia suka campur makanan (kita kan banyak mix! [King Coco sangat hahahhahah]). I did try the nasi briani, the taste biasa jer.
The best dish falls to gulai kawah - of which I don’t have a photo, I guess the food was so tasty that no photo was taken (so gagal jadi food blogger), I suspected it is mutton cos after eating so banyak my BP went upstairs. But it was worth it lah.

Then I went to get the beriani rice and other dishes that ‘gu’ with the rice – namely Mutton Varuval, Oxtail Stew, Spicy Prawn Sambal and Mutton Curry with Potato. They complemented the rice well just that I was hoping for chicken kurma (just because tha kurma gravy was sedap).
Of course, they have sectioned their food stations – Chinese Food, India Food, Malay Food, Pasta and etc. It is easy for one to manoeuvre oneself around when selecting food.

I have to also highlight that their the Tarik is yummeh – not too sweet (provided that same adek tarik for you lah… cause different person might just be manis. Hahhahaha…. Good luck!).
Other food that you should also try are the satay, Portuguese Ikan Bakar, Shawarma, Tandoori Chicken, Asam Pedas and many many more. The trick is to take small portion of each food if you intent to enjoy this food galore at Pullman.

The selection of food at Link All-Day Dining Restaurant at Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar is masterminded by Chef Borhan whom specialises in Malay cuisine. His 30 years of working experience in hotels across South East Asia has earned him a silver medal in the 2009’s Culinaire Malaysia organised by FHM Malaysia.
Booking made from now till 8th March 2023 will enjoy a 20% discount, the price per head for adult is RM188nett, RM98nett for senior citizen aged 60 years and above as well as kids aged 6-12 years old. As for credit or debit card holders from Maybank and HSBC will enjoy 20% discount.

Buffet date : 27th March – 21st April, 2023
Time : 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Reservation : 603-2298 1888 (ext 5000)
Email :
Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
Jaya Tower 3
1, Jalan Pantai Baharu
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Albula Railway Museum and Albula Tunnel walking experience

You know how much I like to share uncommon things to do in a country, well this time around I would like to share an experience of walking inside a train tunnel (a new one that is still WIP of course). This was when attending Swiss rail Guinness record for world's longest train, with 100 passenger coaches, as posted earlier.

Honestly, I never knew that Switzerland actually has a railway museum, and this one is at/on the famous UNESCO route - Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes. And as you can guess it, I took a ‘stroll’ inside the Albula Tunnel.

1. Workshop of Bernhard Tarnutzer
Located on the UNESCO World Heritage route, this museum also operates a model railway workshop with 1950s and 1960s buildings and the Rhaetian Railway viaducts and tunnels. Occasionally the builder, Bernhard Tarnutzer can be seen on site is regularly on site and is always happy to share information about the construction back then and train system.

Please check the workshop schedule before coming if you are interested to participate.

2. Simulator of the original “Crocodile” loco
The “Crocodile” loco were built to pull heavy goods trains on the steep Gotthardbahn tracks from Lucerne to Chiasso. It was built between 1919 and 1927, and was important to Switzerland during the Second World War.

3. Albula Railway Trail walk
Of course the Albula Railway Trail  walk from Preda to Bergün through the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This lasted for 2.5 hours and is an easy walk as well as informative (make sure you wear a good walking shoes). The walk follows the railway line route with viaducts and all, there’s information panels along the way.

4. Albula adventure train ride
The historic train runs every Sunday (please check the availability and schedule beforehand) taking you to the Albula Railway Trail and return.

5. Clà Ferrovia children's tour
An interactive activity for kids is available where it tells a story of how Clà Ferrovia lost his whistle 100 years ago. The kids is help him find his lost whistle.

1. Guided tours of the construction site is from/in Preda.
2. English group tours upon request.
3. Tours are only available on Wednesday from the beginning of July to the end of September.
4. It starts from 10:45am. On Sundays from 1:45 pm.
5. Register as number of participants is limited.
6. It cost CHF5.00 per/pax, payment is done locally to the on-site guide.
7. It takes 90mins to complete the tour.
8. Wear good walking shoes (after all, you are going into a tunnel 😉)
9. By the way, it is not suitable for kids under 6 years old (read : TUNNEL).
10. To register, go to

Entrance Fee
Adults                              CHF15.00
Children 6 – 15 years        CHF11.00
Children up to 6 years       FREE
Groups from 10 persons    CHF13.00

Operating hours
Tuesday - Friday : 10.00am- 5.00pm
Saturday : 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday and general holidays : 10.00am - 5.00pm
Monday : Closed

The Switzerland 2022 Media Fam Trip is organized by Tourism Switzerland in partnership with all its sponsors.

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