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Hotel Grand Riverview, Kota Bahru

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Can you believe it 10 years after I passed my SPM, I only managed to attend my Malay old schoolmates wedding. The amazing part is the wedding is held on exactly the last day of the 10th year. Yes, it was exactly a month ago, 31st December 2011. Ever since my primary school, I have been always close with Malay friends and in secondary school, I become more niche by having most of my friends are Malay female only. There is a long story for it but I am not going to share it now. Don't worry. Haha...who knows even when I started my business now, the race which is sustaining it is still the Malays. Glad that they are around.
Because of the flexibility of my business I am able to attend one of my good friends during my old days even the wedding is held at Kota Bahru, exactly 9 hours non-stop drive with average speed of 130km/h. Who is that lucky girl? Haha...her name is Mas Azeera. You can check her blog here. She is a very cool, high self-confidence & self-esteem and pretty girl too…

Sushi King, Kluang

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I have to thank Sushi King for introduce me to Japanese food. Yes, it is Sushi King who bring my crazy indulgence on Japanese food. At that time Sushi Zanmai not existed yet, since most likely everyone now would think it supposed to be Sushi Zanmai who is capable in doing that instead.
Well, absolutely true. When I had my Sushi King back recently after more than 5 years, I really asked myself how come Sushi King could ever make me love Japanese food at the first place with such a quality?? More explanations with pictures will be the answer...
Outlook: 3/5 Creativity: 2/5 Taste: 1/5 Price: 2/5 Overall: 2/5 - Seriously it tasted so bad which I feel it is a colored drink for me instead.
Outlook: 3/5
Creativity: 3/5
Taste: 3/5
Price: 3/5 
Overall: 3/5 - Spicy flavor inside a sushi? A bold attempt but still not the level for my acceptance.

Outlook: 3/5
Creativity: 2/5
Taste: 2/5
Price: 2/5
Overall: 2/5 - I do not know what rubbish sashimi is this because the salmon pieces are so thin laying on top of each…

Restoran Hoi Yin, Teluk Cempedak

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If you at Teluk Cempedak, Kuantan, do not ever overlook this small little restaurant which is serving extremely delicious curry mee. The restaurant name is called Restoran Hoi Yin. You may think that this is a Chinese restaurant and they may not serve halal food. If you really think like this, you really make a mistake because they are serving halal food and their Muslim customers are way more than Chinese customers.
Outlook: 4/5
Creativity: 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Overall: 4/5 - I like the gravy. It is not really spicy but the right spicy kick is still there. The oyster is not too fishy. Nice.


They are famous but they are humble. It is very essential to sustain a business nowadays. I really enjoy when they are not showing their cocky attitude when they have many customers around.


Total Damage: RM4.00
Ambiance: 2/5
Service: 4/5
Food Serving Speed: Fast
Will I Revisit?: Yes


Restoran Hoi Yin
31, Jalan Teluk Cempedak,
25050 Teluk Cempedak
Kuantan Pahang
Tel: 09-567 3871
Business Hours: 7.00am - 2.30pm …

Mohamed Ishak Bin Mohamed Ibrahim, Batu Pahat

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There is a story about Bill Gates was dining in the restaurant with his son together with his some other staffs. When the time paying the bills, his son gave a $500 tips to the waiter while Bill Gates was giving only $5. The waiter was shocked with the huge difference between the two father and son. However, he was brave enough to confront with Bill Gates to seek for the reason for only giving $5. Bill Gates replied, "He is the son of the richest man in the world while I am just the son of a woodcutter." Well, I hope you understand from this story which is going to be relevant with my following post.
If you ask me where is the best cendol that I had in my life, definitely I will not say Malacca or Penang where everyone thought it to be and of course even the big Klang Valley does not contain any best cendol. The best will be at Batu Pahat, Johor. Their cendol shop name is the founder itself, Mohamed Ishak Bin Mohamed Ibrahim. 
You must be asking why am I claiming that they are…

Restoran Seafood Bao Bao, Taman Intan

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Food searching during night time at Kluang can't never be that hard at all. Most of them serve a decent meal but in order to remain unique and competitive, each restaurant will specialized their signature dish and making sure the signature is unique enough to be own by them only. Restoran Seafood Bao Bao is one of them. Maybe you thought their signature dish is seafood but actually seafood is not the one brought this place to fame but actually is their "kuey tiau zai". 
Outlook: 3/5 Creativity: 5/5 Taste: 5/5 Price: 4/5 Overall: 4/5 - This kuey tiau is plain and small portion. But the best of this plain kuey tiau is the soup. It is full of Chinese herb fragrance which is not just smell but after you eat it, the great taste of it still left in your mouth. They really put a lot of effort in this soup.
Outlook: 3/5
Creativity: 4/5
Taste: 3/5
Price: 3/5
Overall: 3/5 - I do not understand why it is called Pipa (a Chinese music instrument) but this is really unique for me especially the…

Williams Mamak @SS26

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Have you been to a mamak restaurant but serving western food? If you have not, you better make your point here at Williams Mamak @SS26. Originally, they are located by the road side with a shabby wooden shelter for their restaurant. After the place has been abolished for building a food court, they shifted to a shop lot which is located at the same place as well.
This new place is much more nicer and cleaner than the previous one. However, they maintain their same style by no business board and no menu will be given when ordering their food. You can always ask for their recommendation. Be warn that their food is cooked in extra large size which can fit for 2-3 pax. That's what the waiter failed to warn us when we ordering our own food. Not just their food but their drinks as well is in big jug!
Outlook: 3/5
Creativity: 4/5
Taste: 3/5
Price: 4/5
Overall: 3/5 - Sourish taste and look at the gigantic drink! The waiter did not warn us as well when we order drinks for ourselves. We could eas…

Restoran Todak (Orang Asli), Johor Bahru

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I believe the best seafood at Johor Bahru will be no other but Restoran Todak (Orang Asli). Thanks to my long soul mate, May Lynne who introduced me this place. The amazing part is she is not a Johorian. Shame on me.
Anyway, this restaurant is facing right in front of Singapore! They are located beside the sea called Straits of Johor. Amazing experience! Oh ya, warning to those who activated their roaming service on their mobile phone, you will probably get a Singapore network here instead of your own local network. So be careful. You wouldn't want to argue with your local network provider on the reason for charging you a roaming charges when you never been to Singapore for that particular month.