Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Great Food Madness

I do not intend a bazinga when i typed the title out.



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#1 THE place to chillax .



I believe many may have stepped foot into this place before to dine, and probably not all may see the madness as i do because they probably do not own equal levels of in/sanity as the mabel.




No seriously, i find it kinda hard to believe that there is actually such good food in Kay-Elle! And i speak from an Ipoh-lang's point of view.




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#2 Still smiling even after the wait for a vacant table for five.



Ever since we parked our butts on our respective sits, til the time we left, we spent approximately one-third of the time there... WAITING.




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#3 No more peace sign.



Our moods were literally written on our faces already, really!




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#4 "Where is the foooooooodddd????"



I, being very impatient in the stomach, can almost feel like eating myself up. That is what waiting for food can do to you after a whole day of walking and shopping. Tiredness and hungriness just makes time seem like eternity!!!




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#5 Madness Point One : The waiting that stirs your emotions.



And when you're really really toooooo hungry, you start hallucinating. You can seriously see food coming to you! Crying out "Eat me! Eat me!" from inside the menu! I felt like planting my face on ze hard pages and eat the food pictures!!! I bet they would have tasted as good!




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#6 Madness Point Two : Food pictures in the menu are seductive.



Each bite of cracker tasted like the burger i saw in the menu. Every time i flipped the pages, the cracker tasted like something else. Oh...Did i mention that i was insanely hungry??




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#7 This was bottomless (refillable for free). Our drinks were refillable too.



Madness Point Three : Unlimited supply of drinks and food!




Refillables are definitely the best choice for yumcha (having tea) sessions with friends if you intend to hangout for 12 hours. Bring some cards and games and settle down. Built a tent if you have to.



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#8 We were all hungry. We all ate in our own 'styles'.



We waited for the menu at first, feasted on the crackers while having a hard time shutting down the saliva engines and also deciding on our orders while slurping on our never ending supply of water.




And then there was another period of waiting. For the food. The main food.




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#9 SzeWei's.



The salmon is incredibly nice! I was expecting some fishy smell like those of the not-so-fresh seafood, but no! It was most genuine! And the best part is the oil content in the fish is minimal but yet is no where near dryness/harshness/hardness despite it's thickness. Mammamia!




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#10 And with a generous amount of vegetables and fried rice. Nice!



Next up will be Julian's order : the burger.




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#11 Look hard! And you'll feel the connection between you and the burger!



The picture may not have done the piece any justice in terms of size, but trust me, if you think McD's burgers are way smaller than the printed ones on billboards, this baby here is the direct opposite. Girls in the size of S will perhaps give up half way (but since i tasted good, one wouldn't mind bloating the stomach once in a while). Two burgers, however, would be enough for one with a beer belly (or did i underestimate?).




The taste was undoubtedly good of course! The patty is authentic with its meat (holly molly it was bacon baybeh!). And the cheese and the shredded veges (was it salad?) compliments it as a whole perfectly, fresh from the oven too.




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#12 Mine : the salad!



Ingredients (that i can remember) : Fried turnip(?) leaves, shredded salad, cheddar cheese flakes, IMPRESSIVE AMOUNT OF CHICKEN MEAT!, and i can't make out what were the rest because my mouth took over the thinking process. It's actually written on the menu but i forgot to take note of it...




Haih. Regrettable mistake.




I really loved the idea of adding crispy vegetables to the salad. And the small chunks of chicken meat, oh, there were so many! It's really unlike any western style salads here in Ipoh - all are very stingy one, in general.




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#13 Yum yum yum. Don't you feel like having a salad now?



Indeed i was wrong to have doubted the portion of the salad (blame the source of prejudice on Ipoh's western salads). I was thinking that it wasn't worth paying so much on what i thought would just be vegetables alone, and it definitely wouldn't be enough for a big girl like me. But Alex said otherwise. Boy... you should have seen my face when i saw the dish comin'. For a moment i thought "That could not be my salad!" and Alex nodded with an I-told-you-so expression.




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#14 Madness Point Four : Humongous Portion.



Lastly, Ben and Alex shared a dish.




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#15 Yes, enough for two males. Plus can save money.



I'm guessing this could fill up the tummies of 3 ladies! Order the salad, and you can dine with another 4 ladies!




Luckily we had the crackers first to fill drive out our hungriness and restore sanity temporarily. It definitely allowed us to indulge on our main course in a controllable manner without performing heavy duty tasks such as swallowing the food. However, i realized that there were a few different emoticons written on our faces while eating.




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#16 What say you to the camera about your romance with the food?



Alex - Can't you tell? I'm in love!
Mabel - Taking my time man. This salad's a wonderland.
Julian - Don't you try stealin' ma first bites!
SzeWei - *Ignores camera with excessive jolliness*
Ben - Please... don't intrude=.= It's my private thang.




But what happens when you indulge too much into such mad-tasty food??




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#17 You go frenzy!



We spent an average amount of RM40 for each of our orders (including drinks and snacks i think) which was way more expensive than my usual meals of RM5-RM10. However, despite all the waiting which was countered by the good food, good people and good atmosphere, it was definitely money well spent! And i don't mind having another visit to that place!




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#18 Exercising the stomach complete. It was then almost time to shut down ze brain.



I really don't mind going there again, provided if i could engage myself with good company and enough money, of course. Aaaaah... Good food is always worth the money.




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I know i said i won't be updating so regularly but trust me, probably after one or two more rounds of pictures, i'll have to slow down to the point of slugging!



Why? Because imma starta get cooped up in my lil study compound and sit all day and get fat in the brains and butt. D,: It's a sacrifice i've got to make. And probably my only break will be during meals, to the washroom, my beauty sleep and WORKOUT to DESTRESS.




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# If i was caged behind this wired fence with ze cupcakes, i will be the only one left.



For the past few years, i've been relying on my emotional hunger to destress. For this year, i don't want to eat my own words here. So i am determined. To the hamstrings, inner thigh, the thigh in general, butt and lower abs : BEWARE!




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# Everybody loves food, no?




From now onwards, i shall love milk instead.




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Kbai!







Friday, February 4, 2011

The Batman Story

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This is the tale that has never been told. Not even by Batman himself. It is only I who knows his dirty little secret!




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Apparently he has a girlfriend. An Asian girlfriend.




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This girlfriend of his secretly gave her first kiss to the daughter of his enemy; the Penguin. Raging with jealousy, he decided to take revenge...





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Of all people, his wrath had to be upon me, the blogger/civilian.




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He wanted to make a scene right in front of the girlfriend and in order to have me walk along with his plan, he used his dirty tricks.




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What to do right... no superpowers. And to be in that black costume all the time, no one knows who he really is. Thank God there were some REAL heroes around.




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And they were civilians in disguise.



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Are you a civilian? Or are you a superhero civilian - that doesn't need a costume?



I happened to have stumbled upon some of Batman's other secrets from Youtube. I found out that he has met up with Superman before : here. And oh, he also worked with the other super heroes too : here.





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The real story.....



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#1 Kuala Lumpur! The heart of Malaysia?



Traveling to KL independently with your peers could be one of the best things to be done during these youthful days. It is now that we can afford to have walking steal our breath away. Leg cramps have no need of emergency 999 calls and it could just be the perfect leisure activity for disposing calories! Eat eat eat burn burn burn!




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#2 We walked like we mean it. Goodbye calories, hello lean meat!



I'm a full time student. Which means the only source to the mini pool of money i have is my pocket money. The trip to KL was the one moment that really sucked my pool dry! Travel fare, a new handbag, and ze glorious food - these major vacuums left a very very big hole in my pocket. But it was worth it.




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#3 Train station > UNIQLO > Pavilion > KLCC.



Since such trips don't happen often (for me at least), thus it was worth shattering the piggy bank for this once!




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#4 Alex, SzeWei, Julian, Ben.



Thank goodness the weather was at its best behavior throughout our trip. It wasn't blistering with heat, nor were there thundering typhoons. Just nice can camp outside on the streets! No need to use umbrellas or caps either.




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#5 My 50mm lens is wicked isn't it? >:)



Other than putting a tremendous effort in scouting for the best handbag that would satisfy my fussiness, i had the opportunity to play around with photography's romance with light : bokeh! It will be in another post comin' up real soon (i think).




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#6 Familiar? Clevermunkey.




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#7 Even more familiar?



I'm guessing that Tihn Chern has been in here before and i can almost imagine his expression there. Something like this perhaps :




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#8 Julian & Ben. With such intense attention on the figurines, they may become easy preys for pick-pockets.



I was quite eager to grab one of the many t-shirts there. A Wonder Woman shirt would be nice, i thought. But I ended up walking out with nothing that couldn't fit in the camera. 1) Because i didn't fancy any of the Wonder Woman t-shirts. No Justice League shirts either, sadly and 2)those shirts SUCK YOUR MONEY LIKE DUNNO WHAT so dang expensive please!




I rather walk around with a Wonder Woman sticker on my forehead than to buy one of those shirts with RM100++. Yeah, both actions are at the same cockamamie level isn't it? If it's a no, boy, your pocket must be leaking with cash or maybe your dad poops gold, or something.




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#9 The photographic proof of how unfit i am. D:



It's rather intimidating to stand beside Flash the superhero. He's even slimmer than i am! So slim that his butt is disappearing! (<---probably the only part that i'm scoring from my defectiveness lol)




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#10 Go slow Flash. We need to help puff up your butt!



Seriously, Flash, you should slow down a little more otherwise you can't sit no more man. By that time, you may need butt pads.




For this year, peeps, just go slow and nibble more on ze carrots! (because carrots are full of anti-oxidants and vitamin A and watch Michelle Phan's video on homemade face scrub with carrots ; the best for you and your girlfriend/s)




I know it's a little late in my wishes (both eastern and western wishes), but glad i made it anyway. I wouldn't be able to update so much unless it's the holidays, and i may have to hog on this header for sometime before i finally decide to invest time to complete the new header (yes completing because i actually already started workin' on my header - the failed attempt was back in 2010).




All the best to all of you out there! And gambatte to those who fights 2011's STPM plague alongside with me!




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#11 HPPY RBBT YR! FRM MBLSTRY.








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