Friday, June 23, 2017

Buka Puasa at Dorsett Putrajaya

I gathered my Convent Peel Road colleagues for a buka puasa makan at Dorsett Putrajaya, (7 June 2017) as my firend's husband is the MD there, so why not!! In fact he gave us good deals!!

so join me as I bring you on our excellent ride at Dorsett! Btw, I love my mini pink caftan that I had just bought from Aileen's (my new KLSC co-graduate) friend at Bangsar Shopping Centre and my cute cross-body pink Victoria Secret bag.
Dining at this hotel gives you breathtaking sunset views of the open car park (free) and the spectacular sight of  the sun's last rays on the horizon of the city, as you help yourself to the asam pedas fish head and chicken curry.

Leaving Bukit Jalil at 5.45 and reaching Putrajaya at 6.30 (not exact time) I thought I was early, but so was Angie, Chen and her daughter!
Chen and her princess had time to take photos at the yellow princess chairs that I see a lot on Instagram!
We wasted no time in taking wefies at the photowall
the banner, after paying for our tickets. (buffet tickets lah, at half price)

The rest of our group has arrived and Paulsen greeted us personally, he was the one who gave us all "senior citizen" rates because some of us are still young, lol!!!
It's not time for breaking fast yet, so we inspected the food.
Thumbs up from Lydia!
 The other side of the balcony where the buffect spread extended to!

so much food!!! we had walked the whole length and breadth of the place!
The fruit section at the corridor.

 The best corridor/balcony corner had baskets of durians and a durian tree!

Grabbing durians and forcing the busy chefs to take our photos, we couldn't wait to eat durains!
 Some fruits were already open, so I swiped a plateful and stuffed my face with it!

At the other side of the durian stalls was the shell-out bbq section and a deer on the pit.

Unlike other hotels that offer the usual lamb, Dorsett Putrajaya had a whole deer.
   Other food: kway teow goreng

lemang in all its varieties

 We are all ready to eat!
   We are not going to wait for the designated breaking fast time.

We started with durians again!
wow!!! digging in!  The first of our many plates of durian!
Later, there was to be a long queue for durians!
We have finished!!! Look at our shiny faces, happy satisfied look, as we take a pic at the lift as there was a photo booth with props!
Verdict for buka puasa juadah here: widest array of both local and foreign ( Japanese sushi, Italian pizzas, pastas etc) food, instore chef, sheer allocation of space (corridor, baclony, rooms) for display of food, and yes, the roast deer and the durians was reason enough for the trip there!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Last day of Hope Tour, Busanjin-gu Air BnB amd Busan Train Station

Our 4 day tour with Miae from Hope tour is over today, 
and we have even done some things not listed here, like the Busan Museum and Tower Park, although we did not manage to do the Wine Tunnel as time did not permit on the first day.
By the way Miae is Korean but learnt Mandarin in Beijing and conducted the tour in Chinese, reading from a script that she diligently prepared and read to me, of which I could only understand half! hahaha!
 Elaborate breakfast with so many side dishes as usual, and the rice and soup would have been filling enough when taken with all the side dishes!
Our main order: bibimbap for me
 excellent cheese and egg noodles for him

 Our breakfast place.
Bye bye to our tour guide, our personal guide for just the 2 of us!
This is her whatsapp no should you want her to be your guide too

Shin Miae: +82(0)10-6316-9689

Checked out of Crown Hotel, and my jacket that was left in the tour bus was returned by the bus driver!

Time to move in to our Air BnB at Busanjin-gu that we booked from Jeff!
 This is the building!
The entrance to our air b and b

 We had  some difficulties with the Samsung lock (had to phone Jeff the host who immediately answered the call and taught us how to decode it) and soon we entered our unit!!!
 very compact and self contained! It had everything within a confined space!
He was looking for the mini fridge under some desk expecting a mini bar, but it was a full sized 2 door fridge at the other end near the washing machine!
 So astonishing to find a fully equipped fridge with freezer, you can stay a week or a month here!

our cosy unit after we had  unpacked all our stuff!
 We chose Busanjin-gu as it is bustling with no lack of facilities
we could walk out to get our food and essentials.
He got his perssimons that Busan is famous for
dinner is easily available
Best of all, Busan Station is within walking distance, and the next day  we will be taking TRAIN FROM BUSAN to Seoul!!
More adventure awaits!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dinner: Grilled Sea Food and Bulgogi Buffet Restaurant.

So after strolling aroud the Jagalchi Market, our appetite was whetted for a seafood indulgence at this place called "Grilled sea food and Bulgogi Buffet Restaurant" ..I do not know its name!

 Just take the lift up (forgot what floor though)  It was very crowded when we got in!!

This is our table for 2, right at the far end, because, like I said, it was VERY CROWDED!!!
There is a grill covered with foil, and controls for the fire

Now look at he buffet spread available:

 I let the pictures speak for themselves, because, frankly, I do not know what is what!! (except for the obvious)

 He went first and got all this marinated meat!!

 And lost no time in grilling them! I went to take photos of some of the food for future reference.....

 We finished nearly everything and still had some ungrilled meat : below!!!
 Not wanting to waste any food, we somehow also managed to finish that....After such a heavy meal, we left the building.

 To get some load of my tummy, maybe I treat my face to some of the masks I bought?

And to get rid of eye bags (wait,I do not have eye bags but I do have black under eye shadows and wrinkles and laugh lines) I opened my newly bought jar of eye masks and used them, so before the fish and meat do their damage, I eye masked them with gold flecks eye patch that will do wonders to my peepers!!!