Thursday, 25 June 2015

RESTORAN DULU DAN KINI at KLMUC- "Taste of Authentic Malay Cuisine"

Taste of Authentic Malay Cuisine

An Intro to you peeps (^^)

Last 16th June 2015, i was invited for the soft launch of Restoren Dulu dan Kini.  yeah i know its ON MY BIRTHDAY heheh but i was OK with it because i get to experience authentic Malay dining on my birthday. What do you? A bonus and its like having a food fiesta on my birthday which i don't have to spend anything. \(^^)/ Fantastic right. hehehe.  Okay then enough of me, let me tell a thing or two about this restaurant.   My tummy was squealing in delight as were treated to a local Malay delicacies such as, ubi Kayu with Sambal Ikan Tamban, pengat durian and asam pedas tulang rawan kacang hijau dishes which reflect the true splendour of Malay cuisine.  These dishes will be part of the RAMADHAN BUFFET spread commencing from 18th June 2015 until end of the fasting month

Yes, it is called Restoren Dulu dan Kini and this name takes after the ambience of the restaurant, adorned with the vintage photos of the city set amidst the present backdrop of the rising buildings of the city.  This restaurant is actually a joint venture between Cosmopoint and Malai Food industries and its open to students as well as public.  Interesting fact on this restaurant is that it is manned thrice weekly by KLMUC students themselves.  This embodies the core essence of 'Real World Practice' that combines learning with practical experiences, said Haslin Hassan, Dean of the Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

So enough talking more venturing what this Restaurant has to offer during this Ramadhan.  



BBQ Lamb and Chicken ...i am Salivating by now...hahahah

Dean Haslin Hassan (in Blue), Chef Adu Amran-KLMUC Icon (Second from right) 
and DJ Halim Othman, a lecturer in KLMUC (first from right)

Yours truly and Chef Adu Amran..what do u know..we were in sync..heheh (^^)

Yummy Puddings

My friends and I having a swell time..fuelling our Tummy
(Pic. courtesy from Safura and Boni Kacak)

Ulam-ulaman with Sambal belacan, Tempoyak, Cencaluk, Budu and Sambal gesek

Asam Pedas Tulang Rawan Kacang Hijau (Hot and Sour Soup)

Kari Ayam Ubi Kentang (Chicken Curry with potatoes)

Demonstration the Making of Ambuyat (from sago flour)
Ambuyat is a traditional food common to the Borneons -Sarawakian, Sabahan & Bruneian

Dean Haslin Hassan, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 
Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College ( KLMUC)

Famous DJ Halim Othman taking his share of sweetness

Full view of all the sweetness of Desserts (^^) oh my am getting Diabetes soon...Mhahahah

Pengat Durian 

Durian pengat resembles a semi-porridge that is best eaten with apom, pancakes, or glutinous rice.  It's definitely to die for..heheh am coming back for more.

Beautifully arranged.

Someone is definitely Hungry!

Traditional Kueh - Kuih Keria and Kuih Bom (yeah am not kidding you)

Traditional Kueh- Koci and Onde-onde

Mix Vegetables

Sotong masak kicap

Ulaman Kampung

Kerabu (Asian salad)

Traditionally Boiled tapioca, sweet potatoes, bananas


My hoogabalooga Makan friends cant wait to get their hands and mouth on all the food displayed. hahahahah

Sambal udang petai (Prawn and petai)

Rojak Buah

Daging dendeng, Ulam rice

The sambals

The dessert (Better leave some space in your tummy for this scrumptious sweetness)


All of this Yummylicious dishes will be on daily rotation basis. So do not miss tasting all the dishes. Aummm! So let us check out the full list of the Ramadhan dishes offered by kat Restoran Dulu & Kini KLMUC ni.

Traditional Dishes

  • Ayam masak lemak rebung
  • Ikan patin masak tempoyak
  • Asam pedas tulang rawan kacang hijau
  • Daging dendeng
  • Asam rebus nanas dengan ikan masin
Fusion Dishes
  • Tafu lembut kukus
  • Sambal udang petai
  • Sotong masak kicap
  • Sayur campur
  • Kari ayam ubi kentang
  • Sup campuran (Daun Sup & Bawang Goreng)
Side dishes
  • Aneka ikan masin 
  • Aneka telur
  • Tempe
  • Tauhu
  • Kerabu
Kampung Ulam 
  • Aneka ulaman
  • Sambal belacan
  • Tempoyak
  • Cencaluk
  • Budu
  • Sambal gesek
Counter 1
  • Kambing panggang
  • Lidah panggang
  • Ayam panggang
  • Air asam
  • Black Pepper Mushroom Sauce
  • Percik Sauce
  • Mint Sauce
Counter 2
  • Roti jala / Pengat durian
  • Rebusan tradisional (Ubi/Pisang)
  • Kelapa gula / Sambal
  • Bubur kacang hijau
  • Pulut Hitam
  • Pengat pisang
Counter 3
  • Assorted Malay kueh
  • Local fruits
  • Drinks

Aside from enjoying the delicious spread of food, you will get to be entertained recurring performances by the students, modern traditional dance and acoustic performances by KLMUC students.  The stage is also open to KL based artists who wish to showcase their talent.

Performance by students

Besides these Ramadhan dishes, Dulu & Kini also offer ala carte menu for those who prefers to have the usual (^^).  

So what are you waiting for??? Let's Speed to 

Buffet Ramadhan Price at Restoran Dulu & Kini @KLMUC :-

ADULT - RM48.00 / pax
CHILD - RM 24.00 / pax (below 12 tahun)

Business Hours
 6 pm till 9.30 pm (During Ramadhan)

8 a.m until 9 p.m. (After Ramadhan back to Normal)


Ground Floor Blok A, Wisma Sachdev di Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur.
(Opposite Plaza Hotel)

For reservation please contact : 
016-6806994 / 016-2502073 / 012-4238120


Friday, 19 June 2015

Something different (^^) June 16th 2015

"Happy Birthday to Me...." hahaha..Yeah I turned xx onthe 16th June 2015. A GEMINI AND June bAby.  A year older a Year Wiser..i hope hahaha still celebrating one doesnt have to be  the usual Party..or sitting around and sleep all day. I did mine differently this year. More eventful that is. Am not saying the previous year wasnt..except 2014 (i was posted to a new place..which turns out a very Challenging experience indeed)

When You reached a certain point in Life or certain age...A physical GIFT Does not really matter anymore (for me that is).  What's important is How you spend Your day? Of course You have to enjoy Your Day and be Grateful. EVery Year i never fail to take a Day off on My birthday just as A Reward for myself and do whatever i feel like doing. This year i decided to be a part of something...(i am in Nature quite an aloof person, quiet...) Appreciates whatever is coming your end of the day, frankly i was actually having fun and no stress except on the road due to the heavy traffic of going places to places (i wish i was riding a Motorcycle..soon) Nevertheless it was fruitful. My pictures and face will do the (^^) talking heh..

As the Clock Strike Midnight of 16th June 2015, the first thing i did was to make myself BEEF CHILLIES.  hahahah.  Funny! But i felt like cooking and guess what i had fun eating my beef chillies with Cheesy Nachos. Yummm! then i went to sleep..YEah i know not a Healthy thing to do. Blarghh! its My birthday i do what i want to do. hehehe... My morning??? Hehhh..spent a little time more on the bed and did i tell you i was on leave.  heheheh YEahhhh!

Beef Chillies ala My Style

Fun time with friends

My Noon was filled with  an event at Restoren Dulu dan Kini, located in the heart of the city at the Putra Campus in Wisma Sachdev, Jalan Raja Laut.   I met my fellow Blogger friends, which was fun and crazy.  This event was graced by Puan Haslin Hassan, Dean for the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College ( KLMUC). (Read more about this in my next article " RESTOREN DULU & KINI, The Taste of Authentic Malay Cuisine'. Attended also by two famous celebrities; Chef Adu Amran an icon for KLMUC and Dj Halim Othman as special guests.  

Thereafter i left for One Utama, Old Wing Tanjung Golden Village to watch Insidious 3.  It was awesome and heart stopper too. hahaha. You should go and watch.  Its an explaination for what happened in Insidious 1 and 2.  TGV has changed a lot since i last been there.  I love it, comfy seat and clean smell of a cinema theatre hehehehe...And So the movie ended about 6.20 p.m. and i had a blast watching it and watching other people screaming and laughing at the same time.

             NIce ambience                                 Kinda of Creepy eh

Interesting notice for movie goers!

My next journey was to Bangsar Shopping Complex (BSC) to Dancing Fish Restaurant to attend my Birthday Diner at 7.45pm. I was kinda of worried i might be stuck in a heavy traffic from Bandar Utama towards Bangsar. I guessed it was my luck the traffic was smooth sailing *Grinning* and i thought i'd be the first to arrive at 7.40 pm.  Voila to my surprise EVERYBODY were already there. Hah! So much for early hahahah..We had a nicely located table to not far from the escalator next to the Dancing Fish restaurant.

The Yummy Restaurant, formerly called as SUNDANESE

The Cute card from my Nieces, Nephews and Siblings

 Have You ever seen Fishes swimming in a Latte?? I have!! \(^^)/
 Heheheh *Just pulling your legs lah*

After eating the Big Meal without speech (Yeahhh...heheheh), it was time to blow the Candles. Well this year i have an assistance to blow me candles..hehehe.  My 2 year old Niece was more enthusiastic than i do. So she did most of the candle blowing with the help of extra wind from God knows where *wink wink wink*  The dinner ended at aboout 10.30 pm.  

My unexpected Gift A T Touch Tissot Watch *Gawking!*

Frankly, i didnt expect anything from anyone just a mere HB wish would suffice. But a sweet friend gave me a Watch as a gift. She told me she promised to give me a Sport ma thingy watch for my Running purpose. I didn't actually paid attention (~_^) hehehehe.. So it is actually one expensive watch i have ever had and second expensive Gift i have ever received.  My most valued, treasured and expensive gift is a Fujifilm Camera which was given to me in 2012.  Something totally different indeed this year.

So I love my 16th June 2015 (Tuesday).  No grumpy day or sleepless nights.  Just the normal thing.

Monday, 1 June 2015

My Passport Renewal on Manic Monday..

'I'm Coming home...i'm coming home. Tell the world am coming home'

Yeahoo! I am going home to Sarawak this week for Babulang Festival in Limbang, Sarawak.  But first and foremost i need to renew my expired Passport (February 2015).  By right i don't need a passport if i fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL)  to Limbang and transit in Miri.  However this time i have changed my travel plan. That is to take a flight from KUL to Kota Kinabalu (KK) and travel by land with my sister and my nephew from KK to Limbang through Brunei.  Thus the need for a passport.  It is indeed value for money this time because i only need to pay RM200 for a 5 year renewal unlike the previous years. So yeahhh!! \(^^)/ *Extremely Excited!  I get to see my almost 90 years old grandma too.

So back to our main topic of the day; Passport Renewal.  I did mine today less than two hours and of course providing that you are at the Immigration Department early. As the saying goes "the early bird catches the worm". I arrived at Mini KDN Complex at Jalan Duta by 7.05 AM. Yes you are reading that right.  A.M. means Ante Meridian, which means before noon in Latin and went straight up to first floor.  There is escalator if you wish too use that instead of the staircase.  However being health conscious i decided to take the staircase since its just one floor up... hehehe.  I saw a bunch of people already in line in front of the entrance door of "Bahagian Pasport / Passport Division".  Immigration department operates from Monday to Friday: 7.30 AM to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 1pm (passport processing only).  

About 7.20 AM, a male officer came out and asked if there are any senior citizen of 60 years and above and a child below 2 years. Senior citizen, child below 2 years and pregnant women are given priority to do the passport.

At 7.30 AM the Immigration door was opened and all of us went it civilisedly, thank Goodness. Before you are assign to a counter, the officer at the Registration counter will check you documents if its all complete.  Since i am only renewing my passport I only need to Bring along my Identity Card (IC) and Old Passport.  And then you will be given a number.  heheheh..guess what was my number; 1009.  Yup i am number 9. Yipee! 

At 7.45 AM i was called to Counter 12 and required to answer a few simple questions like; marital status, your address and your height (if there is any changes). Did my thumb scan and verifying what was printed and signed.  They took the Old passport and returned your IC and then you have to wait for your name to be called for payment purpose.  7.50 AM, i was called to counter 21 for payment. I paid RM200 for a 5 year passport and was told that it would take about one hour before you can collect the passport.  So while killing the time i went to the Cafe at the Ground floor and ate my nasi goreng kampung with sardine masak sambal and a mug of Kopi Ais.  After 30 minutes break, 8.45 AM i went up again and waited at Counter 1 to 6 area.  

9.00 AM  i was called to Counter 5, had my thumb scan again, verified the data in my passport, signed and was given back my old passport with a cut in the corner.  and VOILA!! I am done!!  That was pretty quick. Hooray! and Off i go back to office again..hehehe Yeah!! Manic Monday!

So wait for my travel to begin this THURSDAY 4th JUNE 2015 from KUL to KK, Sabah to LIMBANG, Sarawak via Brunei..  Till then Cheerio!!

FoLLow Me (^_^)/

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