Asian Fare at Puzzle, Pullman Kuching

If If you are a fan of Asian food, Puzzle Cafe at Pullman Hotel Kuching has something for you! Their dinner buffet offers a variety of Asian dishes from Japanese, Korean to Taiwanese and a bit of local affair. Not forgetting desserts!

For starters, you are spoiled with the likes of salads, soups and cold and warm appetizers.

Octopus Salad

Octopus Salad

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

Meat Loaf Terrine

Meat Loaf Terrine

Marinated Jellyfish

Marinated Jellyfish

Chicken Platter Salad

Chicken Platter Salad

Smoked Duck Breast

Smoked Duck Breast

Lamb Meat Slice

Lamb Meat Slice

Seafood Terrine

Seafood Terrine

A lot of sauce to choose from to give your dishes that extra boom

A lot of sauce to choose from to give your dishes that extra boom

 

If you are still not full from all that, go on and check out the main course!

Fish Teriyaki

Fish Teriyaki

Beef Meat Slice

Beef Meat Slice

Salad bar

Salad bar

Stir fried spicy squid

Stir fried spicy squid

Beef Bulbogi

Beef Bulbogi

Duck with Goma Antari Sauce

Duck with Goma Antari Sauce

Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon Teriyaki

Japanese Fried Rice

Japanese Fried Rice

Stir fried french beans

Stir fried french beans

Vegetables with tendon

Vegetables with braised beef tendon

Baked Salted Prawn

Baked Salted Prawn

Fried Squids

Soft shell crab tempura

Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice

A variety of noodles; soba, udon etc

A variety of noodles; soba, udon etc

Taiwanese Beef Noodles

Taiwanese Beef Noodles

Wanton

Wanton

Mixed tempura

Mixed tempura

On demand tepanyaki

On demand tepanyaki

Dim Sum

Dim Sum

 

To think that’s it, wait until you see the desserts!

 

 

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Cupcakes

Cupcakes

Home made ice cream

Home made ice cream

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Biscuits

Biscuits

Fresh local fruits

Fresh local fruits

Chocolate muffin

Chocolate muffin

Red bean porridge

Red bean porridge

Hot barley

Hot barley

Chocolate Fondue Fountain!

Chocolate Fondue Fountain!

 

Definitely full like a python after this buffet spread!

For more information or reservation:

Pullman Hotel Kuching,
1A Jalan Mathies,
93100, Kuching, Sarawak,
Malaysia.
93100 Kuching, Malaysia

Tel. (+60)82/222888
Fax. (+60)82/222999
Email: H6332@accor.com

Website: http://www.pullmankuching.com

 

Of Honeymoon(s)

After every congratulations regarding the upcoming nuptial, the first thing family/friend would ask is, “So, where’s the honeymoon going to be?”

I think that question is expected. Before the engagement, the question was, “When are you two getting hitched?” After the wedding, I bet people will be asking “Pregnant, yet?” After kids, “Any plans for more kids?” and more questions relating to the children after that. From this, I can say that people’s expectations are completely too high.

If money was not an issue, Aslan and I would have spent ten days or more just doing completely nothing at the beautiful and heavenly island of Bora Bora in Tahiti.

 

Ah, this is the life. Just lazing around under the sun and enjoying the gorgeous views of what Mother Earth has to offer in Bora Bora.

Ah, this is the life. Just lazing around under the sun and enjoying the gorgeous views of what Mother Earth has to offer in Bora Bora.

 

Anyway, Aslan and I have chosen a few destinations for the honeymoon. We both have different views of what makes a honeymoon. Hence, our honeymoon destinations feature a wide variety of activities to cater to our needs.

The reason why we have a couple of destinations instead of one is due to the fact we both want to see the world before we settle down and have a family (Or tied down to work).

Ten days after the wedding, we will leave Kuching for somewhere down under for a couple of days. A short honeymoon thanks to Air Asia’s promo seats! What would we do without budget airlines?

On the second day of Raya Aidilfitri, we will fly to halfway around the world for the second part of the honeymoon and our third wedding reception with Aslan’s mum’s family.

From there, will fly to another country across the pond to continue the third and epic part of our honeymoon. It will be a mixture of city and island life. Oh, I can’t hardly wait!

Lastly, before heading home, the last part of our honeymoon, in the land of K-Pop and Kimchi (Among other things).

After typing all this, I must be crazy for dreaming up all these things. Hahaha.

Seriously loves, Aslan and I are not 100% sure about our honeymoon destinations. You will just have to wait and see!

Love,
E.

Kuching Station

One thing I miss about Miri is their epic Nasi Lalapan. It is something like the famous Ayam Penyet but the sambal is more hardcore spicy. So spicy, it is freaking good.

When I found out Nasi Lalapan is Kuching Station’s speciality, I was over the moon happy!

Located just opposite The Hills Mall, Kuching Station is a casual dining venue with good comfort food.

A cute silhouette of a cat between Kuching and Station. How cute is that?

A cute silhouette of a cat between Kuching and Station. How cute is that?

Open air seating

Clean open air seating 

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Photos of a variety of Nasi Lalapan decorate the payment counter area

The main star of Nasi Lalapan dish is the sambal. The sambal determines everything. I’ve been told they have toned down the spiciness of their sambal. Apparently, Kuching folks can’t handle the original level of spiciness. Honestly, I’ve tried Nasi Lalapan in Miri and I cried whilst having it. It was pure tears of joy, despite the burning pain on my tongue. Hahaha.

Anyway, even with the less spicy version, it is still spicy enough to make you dance around on your sit as you wait for your new order of cold drink.

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Nasi Lalapan Ayam (Chicken)

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Nasi Lalapan Daging (Beef)

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Nasi Lalapan Burung Puyoh (Quail)

Kuching Station use the best and organic ingredients in their Nasi Lalapan dishes. The beef and chicken are fried well and yet not too dry and that retains the flavor. The veges are lovely, not overly cooked. The sambal is divine!

Being a vegetarian whom occasional takes seafood, I am thankful for Nasi Lalapan. Why? Apart from beef and chicken, they have a variety of seafood option!

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Nasi Lalapan Ikan Bawal

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Nasi Lalapan Ikan Tongkol

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Nasi Lalapan Ikan Keli

If you are not adventurous enough to try the Nasi Lalapan due to the spicy sambal (But if you don’t try, you will never know!), Kuching Station has other meals to offer such as Nasi Lemak and Roti Canai to name a few.

The craziest dessert trend these days is Pisang Goreng Cheese with Ice Cream and well, Kuching Station’s version does not disappoint!

Available in small or large!

Available in small or large!

All Mirians out there who miss home, do check out Kuching Station’s Nasi Lalapan dishes, there are the closest thing to Miri! Everyone else, challenge your tastebuds to something new!

Love,
E.

 

The Baking Itch

I realized I have completely abandoned my blog due to my hectic schedule. I have got a few interesting entries coming up soon, so stay tuned.

For now, I will share a cupcake recipe sweet tooths everywhere will enjoy; Crunchie Cupcake.

I love Cadbury’s Crunchie. If you don’t have a clue what that is, let me enlighten you (However I am pretty sure you guys are very familiar with this chocolate bar). Crunchie is basically honeycomb bar thinly covered in chocolate.

Crunchie goodies and yet my teeth aches a bit at this sight. Oh well, once a while, this sweet treat is alright.

Crunchie goodies and yet my teeth aches a bit at this sight. Oh well, once a while, this sweet treat is alright.

Crunchie reminds me of the sweet days I call childhood. Once in a while, my dad would treat me to a bar of Crunchie every time he finishes work. His small gesture meant a lot to me. Crunchie at that time was pricey and the fact that my dad, who earned little that time, bothered to buy me one. In a way, his way of telling me he loves me. Then again, how can one ever measure love with a bar of chocolate? Anyway, you get my point lah.

This recipe is easy but I am quite disappoint how the frosting didn’t turn out well. I used Hummingbird Bakery vanilla cupcake as a base and then simply add in chopped crunchies into it. Of course, I cut down the amount of sugar so that it would not be overpowerly sweet.

Vanilla cupcake:

Mix flour (120g), sugar (100g), baking powder (1 1/2 teaspoon), a pinch of salt and butter (40g)

Once you achieve a sandy consistency, gradually pour half the milk (60ml/120ml) and beat until the milk is well incorporated.

In a separate bowl, mix one egg, vanilla extract (1/4 teaspoon) and remaining milk before pouring it into the first mixture. Continue beating until mixture is smooth.

Chop two bars of Crunchie (50g per bar) and slowly mix into the mixture. You can also add one tablespoon of honey to the mixture.

I enjoyed chopping the Crunchie bars, the honey chocolate smell filled the kitchen, oh so heavenly!

I enjoyed chopping the Crunchie bars, the honey chocolate smell filled the kitchen, oh so heavenly!

Spoon the mixture into paper cases until two thirds full and bake in the preheated oven (170c) for 15-20 minutes.

Before

Before

After

After

Chocolate frosting:

Beat the icing sugar (300g), butter (100g) and cocoa powder (40g) on slow speed until well mixed.

Slowly add milk (3 tablespoon) to mixture and beat for at least five minutes until light and fluffy.

(I found out why my chocolate frosting was a bit too runny, I used 40 g of butter instead of 100g, doh!!!)

Cupcakes can be garnished with chopped Crunchie. Serve with a smile and oh, life will be sweet!

The end product, the frosting could be better but oh well, flawed cupcakes taste better anyway. :P

The end product, the frosting could be better but oh well, flawed cupcakes taste better anyway. :P

Love,
E.