15102017 / Games & Lattes

After dinner at Jazz Bar & Grill, we went for desserts. Chee Fun was saying that the Crunchy Speculoos gelato from Rumah Gelato is good. I had been wanting to try the gelato from Rumah Gelato but I find the portion slightly too much for my own consumption. So, I decided to wait until I am going with a food partner. Perhaps I should wait until Jennifer is back from her holiday?

We were disappointed to find that they ran out of Crunchy Speculoos at the time we were at Rumah Gelato. I tried their Green Thai Milk Tea and found it too sweet for my liking. Shew Hiang then suggested that maybe we could try Games & Lattes as she remembered that they serve ice-creams from Happy Cream & Co. They had recently established their own ice-cream parlor at The Mall.

Vanilla | B$2.80 / Matcha & Tea Latte | B$3.30 (per scoop)

After much interrogation from us at the staffs of Games & Lattes whether their ice-creams were provided by Happy Cream & Co., we concluded that the chance was pretty high based on the flavors which they were offering. Shew Hiang remembered that they serve Salted Caramel flavor. Games & Lattes only had Vanilla, Matcha and Tea Latte at the time and we ordered all three flavors to share.

Vanilla is sold at B$2.80 per scoop while Matcha and Tea Latte are categorized under premium flavor and they are sold at B$3.30 per scoop. Vanilla flavor tasted ordinary. Matcha was good with an almost distinctive Matcha flavor but lacking the bittersweet taste. We loved Tea Latte the most. Tea Latte is literally the fancy pansy term of Teh-C that we are familiar with. If you love Teh-C, do give their Tea Latte a try!

We ended the gathering with a group picture. We should have taken a group picture at Jazz Bar & Grill but the rest commented that the lighting at the said restaurant ain’t that good. Hopefully, we will reunite again soon for another gathering after Clara comes back from her ROM and bridal studios search.

Games & Lattes
E9, Setia Kenangan 2,
Simpang: 150-5-13-18,
Kampung Kiulap, BE1518,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darusssalam
Tel: +673-2235200

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15102017 / Jazz Bar & Grill

San Diann, Chee Fun, Shew Hiang and I met for dinner this evening. Clara didn’t join us tonight as she is in Labuan for the week and will only return next weekend. We decided on Senja Restaurant earlier on but there was a change in between without me realizing despite it was clearly stated in our group chat. Not sure what was going on my mind at the time. LOL!

I have the habit of checking Whatsapp upon arriving at the venue restaurant on every gathering. It came as a surprise to find that I was the first to arrive when I remembered seeing San Diann’s car overtaking mine on the highway. It turned out that I turned up at wrong venue. I was at Senja Restaurant when both San Diann and Shew Hiang were at Jazz Bar & Grill waiting.

Left Senja Restaurant immediately and apologized to the staff that I got the location wrong. Thankfully, both Senja Restaurant and Jazz Bar & Grill are not located far from each other so I managed to reach the right destination in within a short time.

Without further ado, let’s get started with the food pictures …

Mixed Berries Mojito | B$5.50

Orange & Carrot Juice | B$5

I wanted to drink something healthy so I opted for their juice. Orange & Carrot Juice wasn’t in their menu but it is available upon request. They charge additional fifty cents if you don’t want ice in your juice. This is seriously a lot better than the last Orange & Carrot Juice which I had from another cafe.

Grass Fed Australian Ribeye Steak (180gm) | B$20

mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, garden vegetables

Grilled Salmon Fillet | B$26

parsley cream sauce, garden vegetables, mashed potatoes, grilled prawns

Pot Roast Lamb Shank | B$22

rosemary & cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, garden vegetables

Grilled Salmon Fillet | B$22

light lemon butter, garden vegetables, fries

Another fellow local food blogger highly recommended me their Grilled Salmon Fillet and I went for it. But unfortunately, I got the sauce wrong. It should had been spinach cream sauce but I got light lemon butter instead. The salmon fillet was nicely done with little bit of juice oozing out when cut through. The light lemon butter sauce added flavor to the salmon fillet.

All main courses came with two sides – garden vegetables or coleslaw and mashed potatoes or fries. I went for their garden vegetables and fries. The fries were better than I remembered. The rest of them had mashed potatoes. I quite like mashed potato but it can be sickening when having too much.

Jazz Bar & Grill
No: 7, 1st Floor,
Block B,
Regent Square,
Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2234549

Skincare Buys #14

I didn’t stock up much on my skincare products this time round as I think I still had quite a bit of them in my skincare drawer stash. However, I snapped quite a bit of Elizabeth Arden products on a cheap deal from Andrea. They are my regular skincare products so I don’t bother to take pictures and post them here.

Kose Medicated Sekkisei Lotion | S$83

I never failed to stock up on my holy grail toner from Singapore Changi Airport whenever I am leaving. I used to stock this particular product from Miri but I was once told that Malaysia is selling this size as a limited edition product whereas you can get it easily off the shelves at Singapore Changi Airport.

Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream | S$44.70

innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream | S$32

Singapore Changi Airport is having this promotion whereby you get additional discount for K-beauty products. You’ll get additional 10% off with purchase of two K-beauty products or 15% off for three or more K-beauty products. It’s a good deal to be honest if you are into K-beauty products.

13102017 / Fuchow Restaurant

I went for manicure and pedicure session yesterday evening after work as the dry bits on my toes had been bugging me since I was in Singapore last week. My manicure and pedicure session was quick and it only took half an hour to complete. I had eaten light prior to the appointment so I wasn’t feeling extremely hungry after they were done.

I intended to go Big Mama Restaurant but the restaurant was so packed to the extent that there was no vacant table. So, I walked a short distance to Fuchow Restaurant. I could have gone for BAKE 250°C or Little Audrey’s Café but I craved for Chinese food. The restaurant wasn’t packed so my orders came quickly after they had been placed.

Pork Spare Ribs with Rice | B$6

The gravy tasted almost alike the gravy made for Sweet & Sour Pork. However, I find that the pork cuts weren’t well marinated as they tasted rather bland to me. I ordered Fried Noodles as supper for my parents at home. I had a few spoonfuls of it. It was well done with the slight burnt and charred taste but it was slightly too salty for me.

Fuchow Restaurant
No: 16 & 17,
Ground Floor,
Bangunan Haji Awang Matusin,
Kampung Kiulap,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2236789

09102017 / Johor Bahru Day Trip Pt. 2

This would be the last installment of my Johor Bahru (JB) day trip which took place early this week. As mentioned in my previous blog entry, we hired a private car service to bring us to JB from Singapore on a day trip. We met up with Annie and she brought us to try the local fares as well as some shopping.

Our last stop in JB before returning to Singapore was Johor Premium Outlets or JPO in short. We spent rather crazily at Bath & Body Works and it was the only store in JPO which we spent the longest time in. Honestly speaking, I don’t think their prices were any cheaper than their stores in malls. We had never been to any Bath & Body Works in Malaysia so we had nothing to compare. Half of our Bath & Body Works hauls were gifts for a close friend.

We had some light snacks from I Love Yoo! located inside the Food Court of JPO. We rested a bit as both Sister and I were rather tired from all the walking. I think age had seriously caught up on us. I used to be okay with shopping but I guess it wasn’t the case anymore? LOL!

We “attacked” a few other stores after resting and it was almost time for dinner. There was an array of cuisines available at JPO. One of them was Absolute Thai which I was tempted to try. I don’t think Mom would be up for it as Thai food could be too spicy for her. So, Annie suggested Chinese cuisine so that it would be more tummy friendly for us since we will be on the road for the next one hour.

SOUPER TANG
Suite #2000, Johor Premium Outlets, Jalan Premium Outlets, Indahpura, 81000, Kulai Jaya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Stir Fried French Beans with Pu Er | RM16.90

We ordered this to share among the four of us. Annie was tempted to try as she found it fascinating that French beans to be cooked with Pu Er tea leaves. The French beans were stir fried with Pu Er leaves and some minced pork. It tasted pretty ordinary to me but the Pu Er leaves indeed added a little bit of flavors.

Sesame Oil Chicken Mee Suah | RM15.90

This was what I had for dinner at Souper Tang. The soup was aromatic enough with sesame oil but the ginger slices weren’t mature enough to make the soup spicy. The meat portion was extremely generous but they served chicken breasts. I think I only had a piece and left the rest untouched. There was a sunny side up hidden inside the soup.

Fish Porridge with Dried Scallop | RM13.90

Braised Pork with Black Sesame Buns | RM18.90

Annie highly recommended us their Braised Pork with Black Sesame Buns. She sung praises of their Black Sesame Buns for the fluffy texture. However, we were disappointed when it was being served on our table. The buns didn’t look any fluffy to us and they indeed didn’t have the fluffy texture which Annie sang praises for. The braised pork was acceptable but the buns were definitely a let down.

So, this summed up my day trip to Johor Bahru. It would have been nicer if we were able to cover a few cafes in JB. However, please do take note that it is not advisable to cafe hop in JB on Monday as some of them are closed on every Monday. One of my top few cafes to try in JB was Bev C but it was closed on every Monday.