Monday, 23 January 2012

Happy Chinese New Year 2012

Wishing everyone a joyful, happy and prosperous Chinese New Year 2012 (Year of Dragon). Gong Hei Fatt Choy. Gong Xi fa Cai.



Thursday, 19 January 2012

First Apple

Hey my friends, at last, I have got myself a bite of an apple. Hence here is a quick post with a picture by my new gadget (toy). Happy :)

Friday, 13 January 2012

FuFu Year in Review 2011 - Part 6

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FuFu Year in Review 2011 - Part 6
Colombia (Summer End of Dec 2010 - End of March 2011)

Girls are amazingly pretty at night in Colombia. Or rather, i should say you can see many pretty girls at night in Colombia. I will never forget how many gorgeous ladies i had seen in my life when i was in Andres D. C. a famous pub in Bogota (the capital city) and at a street in Medellin (second largest city). So, i was homestaying in a former Miss Cali's house for three nights. Maria Eugene, a gorgeous and friendly lady, is my friend's mother. I brought back some of her nice recipes back, specially love her tomato tuna rice! :p

Cali, the third largest city in Colombia has nothing to see when i was there, because of the many on-going restoration projects. It was still a mess. Thus, i took the opportunity to examine its well-planned bus rapit transit (BRT) system since i was majoring in City Planning. For such a city, the system simply amazed me. The excitement level increased once i had arrive the capital. Simply like the bus network. Once, i was wondering, how nice if Malaysia has such nice BRT system. The traffic jam is still a nightmare in Colombia, but comparing to the accessibility of public transport, Malaysia is still lagging way behind.

Need to highlight that i was, also homestaying with Juan Carlos and Susana in Bogota and Medellin respectively. They are both my seniors in FH Frankfurt. Seriously, i am glad to have them hosting me when i was in Colombia. Appreciated how nice they treated me. Susana asked her friend bring me around Medellin, Juan Carlos asked her sister show me around the downtown, and mother to bring me out to the city centre. Also, nothing beat having authentic home-cooked meals, yummy local fruits, unique drinks everyday. Not only that, i was given one giant ANT to try, local vodka too keep myself warm, and my day wouldn't be started without a cup of coffee with a small piece of cheese. Colombia is not all about marijuana and drug trafficking. Pretty girls seen, major cities visited, yummy food eaten. I really want to go back to Colombia, pay everyone a visit, tell them how i miss them. And of course, i will not miss the sand, sea, sexy bikini girls, nature, mountains and more yummy food. Need to find a good excuse to fly back to South America. lol

p.s. : A full travelogue about Colombia will be written later.

回顧 2011 (第6集) - 哥倫比亞


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

FuFu Year in Review 2011 - Part 5

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FuFu Year in Review 2011 - Part 5
Ecuador (Summer End of Dec 2010 - End of March 2011)

When you come to Ecuador, you have to eat Chaulafan. I assume it's introduced by the Chinese immigrant. Chalafan, 炒腊飯 (Chao La Fan) literally means fried rice with Chinese sausage. One plate will roughly cost you US$1 to US$3, depends the portion and ingredient. Yes, the currency in Ecuador is in American Dollar. Surprisingly, living expenses in Ecuador is relatively low. I spent almost US$5 for three meals daily. I miss the roasted pork sandwich with crispy pork skin very much! :p

Ecuador is a small country (if you compare her with other countries in South America). Due to its unique topography and geographically location, the temperature could vary from 30 °C to 10 °C, from the coast in the south to the north. Quito, the capital city of Ecuador is situated on the equator line. As a typical traveller, of course i wanted to be there. Thus, i hopped on a local bus to Mitad del Mundo. Before that, i had already visited TeleferiQo (ASL : 4100m), took a cable car up to a mountain for the entire view of the metropolitan view of Quito (ASL : 2850m), the second highest capital in the world.

I met a group of Chilean girls, well, we actually were in the same bus heading to Ecuador from Santiago, Chile. Technically, they brought me in to Ecuador, so i followed them to Quayaquil. Oh, we watched Harry Porter in Imax Cinema, because we each had 50% off. Later, i headed up to Cuenca alone and i met the same old British couple who travelled with me from the border to Cuenca at a corner of a street. I was invited to have ice-cream with them. After two nights staying in a lovely colonial town, i headed up to Quito. My friend's brother and sister picked me up at the bus terminal. They brought me back to their house. Lucky enough to be able to stay with a local. The mother cooked me nice dinner, the brother prepared me good breakfast, the youngest brother brought me to a salsa disco.  I simply love my travelling life. I was once thinking, what my life would be without travelling. For sure, it will be blanked with a lot of adventurous stories. I truly can't live a life without travelling. So, i had been to the big three cities in Ecuador, the next time i travel to this country again, definitely i would explore its nature part.

p.s. : A full travelogue about Ecuador will be written later.

回顧 2011 (第5集) - 厄瓜多爾


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Food Review - Toss to Goodness


Toss to Goodness at Palace of the Golden Horses

Looking for a meaningful and robust meal celebration to usher in the Year of the Dragon? Look no further than Palace of the Golden Horses – a favourite spot for diners to share the excitement of this auspicious time of year.

The award winning Kim Ma Cantonese Fusion Restaurant, an exotic oriental restaurant in town serves contemporary Cantonese cuisine that will definitely tempt your taste buds. Kim Ma which is named after the noble character of Golden Horse has a subtle and relaxing dining ambience. The interior of the restaurant is designed in typical orient ornate with minimal and tasteful trappings. The restaurant uses fresh vegetable from the organic farm located at the hotel, planted using natural compass and no harmful pesticide. The hotel also focuses on fresh, healthy and tasty food in providing healthy herbal cuisine.

Led by Chef Roy Wong, he is best known for his modern interpretation of Cantonese cuisine in a fine dining presentation. Usher in the year of the Dragon with a specifically prepared range of Chinese New Year Set menu catered for various guests’ preferences. Prices range from RM880.00++, RM988.00++, RM1,188.00++ and RM1,488.00++ per table of ten respectively. The promotion is valid from now until 9th January till 6th February 2012. In addition, one cannot leave without having Loh Hei or tossing high the Yee Sang hoping for abundance of health, wealth, luck and prosperity. Be tantalized for a medley of Yee Sang selection: Salmon Yee Sang, Salmon & Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang and Salmon & Pacific Clam Yee Sang.

Other notable signature dishes are Double-boiled Minced Chicken Broth with Fish Maw and Shimeiji Mushroom, Steamed Village Chicken with Wild Ginseng, Stewed Shanghai Duck in Claypot, Crispy Soft Shell Crab served with Steamed Pancake and Crispy Ginseng-Milk served with Baked Banana in Citrus Sauce to name a few. Head on over to savour the distinctive taste of Kim Ma Cantonese Fusion Restaurant, a place to fulfil your desires to eat, drink and be merry!

Kim Ma Cantonese Fusion Restaurant
Location : Lobby level, Palace of the Golden Horses
Opening hours : 12.00pm until 2.30pm, 6.30pm until 10.30pm
Telephone number : 03-89443784. 

Not very clean bathroom. Take note Kim Ma. lol



The Chef, Roy Wong.

一本萬利 三文魚撈生
Prosperity Lou Sang with Salmon.

雙喜臨門 金馬雙拼
Palace Appetizer Combination.

鮑有盈魚 魚漂翅燉雞盅湯
Double-boiled Minced Chicken Broth with Fish Maw and Shark Fin.

雙喜臨門 金馬雙拼
Palace Appetizer Combination.

喜事成雙 當紅雙味雞
Sweet Roasted Chicken and Baked Chicken Chop with Black Sesame Sauce.

翡翠黃金 姜汁炒芥蘭伴素石榴
Stir-fried Kai Lan with Crispy Vegetarian Dumpling.

腰纏萬貫 鮮菇土菌油燜 伊麵
Ye-Fu Noodle with Assorted Fresh Mushroom and Truffle oil.

年年萬昇 菠蘿酥年糕
Baked New Year Cake with Sugar Crisp.

青春常駐 香芒奇異果豆腐
Kiwi Bean curd with Mango Puree.

Group pictures with the bloggers. Thanks for inviting me. :)