Sekincan: Tummy treats

I have been to Sekincan a few times. I come here for a break and for the seafood. The same schedule for every trip.

1. reach after lunch and check in Harbour View Hotel Sekincan. The best hotel in Sekincan by the main road. Clean and Cheap.

2. buy prawn cracker in Pasir Penambang. Pasir Penambang is a small town, sitting on the banks of the selangor river. It is 15 minutes drive from Sekincan and it is nearer to Kuala Selangor.

Sip Hup Heng Fishery 新合兴
03-3289 4146/012-3555208

3. Seafood dinner at Restaurant Wan Lau, Sekincan(旺盛海鲜饭店). Don't forget to order their crab, live mantis prawn and fried clam with egg(啦啦煎)。

4. Breakfast at Tasty Restaurant, Sekincan(好味饭店). Famous dishes are fried catfish(炒土刹),fried shark skin(炒鲨鱼皮),chinese pork knuckle(猪脚醋).

5. Check out and leave Sekincan

Sekincan view

what is the road name beside the paddy field?

keropok for my mum

big RM16 Small RM8

yong tau fu from the prawn cracker stall

Seafood dinner place

juicy fried baby squid

fried catfish with sesame oil and ginger

Steamed Crab

Sinful Crab Eggs or not

fried clam with egg

fried catfish and fried pork

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KL: Food Hunt

Sharing some good food that I have tried this time.


This Klang Ba Ku Teh is one of my favourite. Klang is a bit far. And by the time we reached there, I was too hungry until I forgot to capture any photos.

I will post some old photos later.

Portugese Grill Fish
Oasis Food Court
Level 2 Midvalley

When I want to dine in Midvalley, this Portugese Grill Fish will always pop in my mind. The Portugese Grill Fish stall is located at Oasis Food Court, Level 2 MidValley. I had tried the famous Portugese Grill Fish at Petaling Street before. I opt for this stall as it serves the same tasty dish in a more comfortable environment.

The stall offers a wide variety of seafood to be grilled with the special spicy sauce. I remember they have stingray, prawn, squid, clams and a lot more other seafoods. How does it taste like? It tastes spicy, spicy and spicy. But then it is a delicious spicy taste. Yummy! Yummy!

Oasis Food Court Entrance

long queue waiting to be served

Portugese Grilled Stingray and Squid served with rice

After the spicy food, I passed by this Gelatissimo. When I walked closer, they were so friendly and gave me a few spoons to try on different flavours. How can I resist this? :) I chose mango and banana for my two-flavour cone. From the taste and the name, I guess it is Gelato, Italian ice-cream. Not too sure about it.

I was attracted by the stall

closer look to the ice-cream

5 mins later, I got this in my hand!

Food Foundry
BG8, Happy Mansion
Jln 17/13
46400 PJ

I was here for the irresistible crepe cake. Crepe cake was made by continue layering thin crepe and cream filling alternately until it reaches the height of a cake. It needs at least 30 layers of crepe to form a cake. It is best served chilled.

They have 4 flavours in the menu, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and orange chocolate. I ordered a Chocolate crepe cake, but then the waiter came back and told me that chocolate flavour is out. So, I changed to Vanilla flavour. It looks delicous and tastes as great.

spent quite a while to find the restaurant

vanilla crepe cake

Soo Kee Mee Stall 大树头苏记炒粉
14 Medan Imbi
Off Jalan Imbi
Business Hours: 12n-3pm

It is an old restaurant in KL town. Just ask the local people and they will point you the way. The restaurant is within walking distance from Time Square or Lot 10. For me, I walked from Lot 10.

We ordered one ginger onion fried beef hor fun and one prawn noodles. The beef is tender and soft while the prawn is big and sweet. A lunch for 2 costs RM38.

Soo Kee Mee Stall

Ginger Onion Fried Beef Noodles

Prawn Noodles

KL: Fish Spa Experience

Kenko Reflexology & Fish Spa from Singapore was first lauched in Malaysia last November. The two species of fish used in the spa treatment are Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomus. However they are more commonly known as Doctor Fish. What you need to do is to sit and dip your legs in the pool and leave the remaining jobs to the fishes. The fishes will then work hard to remove the dirts and dead skin of your legs. The fish treatment lasts for 1/2 hour and of course, it is a more gentle way of removing dead skin compare to body scrub products. Hopefully, they are going to open one branch in penang soon.

Kenko entrance

city view in front of the pool

a shoal of fish approaching my legs

these little fishes are nibbling my legs

Lot 5.01.09 Level 5
Pavilion KL
Fish Spa 1/2 hour RM38

KL: Christmas Feel

This year Christmas, I was in KL for a wedding dinner. Photos taken can only proof that I had been to those shopping malls, but do not prove that I had spent a lot in shopping. ok? :)

Christmas event in Pavilion

Man made snow in Starhill

1 Utama

The Garden

Santa Claus and Kids in Mid Valley

Bali: Shopping Spree

product: twistable toy
price: ~Rp15,000,~RM6
shop: ubud market
remarks: I didn't know when did my friend have bought this lovely toy.
I just missed it.

product : bag
price: Rp15,000-Rp25,000(RM6-RM10)
place: ubud market and geneva
remarks: none

product : Sumber Ayu Scrub(Big)
price: Rp9150(Rm3.70)
place: Bintang Supermarket
remarks: Really Cheap and good quality stuffs. Should have buy more.

product : pepper and salt set
price: Rp12,000(RM4.80)
place: ubud market
remarks: none

product : Tango Mango sweet
price: ~Rp8000(~rm2)
place: Matahari, Kuta
remarks: taste good

product : Coffee Bean/Powder
price: usd30/6 packs(Golden Cofee), usd12/pack(peaberry)
place: Kopi Bali Kupu-kupu factory
remarks: worth buying

product : ABC Chili Sauce and Tomato Sauce
place: Bintang Supermarket Ubud
remarks: Cheap and good

product : Wood Craft
price: Rp2,000(RM8)
place: Tegallalang
remarks: The price will be different for different wood, different size. Take note!

product : Wood Craft
price: Rp8000(RM32)
place: tegallalang
remarks: same as above

product : wooden vase
price: ~Rp8000(~Rm32) for two
place: Geneva
remarks: Come in 2. One taller and one shorter.

product : oil burner set(left) and massage oil(right)
price: can not remember. update later.
place: Sonia
remarks: The massage oil is a good buy.

product : aromatherapy products
price: free
place: Sedona Spa
remarks: free gift from spa packages

product : animal shape pensel
price: Rp5000(RM2) for 10
place: tanah lot
remarks: kids will love it.

product : 7cm tall wood crafts
price: Rp75,000-Rp100,000(RM3-RM4)
place: tegallang
remarks: cheap souvenir

Bali: Day 8 (31/10/07)

Made's friend sent us to the airport after breakfast at 10.30am. 5 ppl and luggages have filled up the car. There wasn't much photos being taken on this day. So, I will show you some greenfield photos that I had taken.

For ubud hotel, I would highly recommend Greenfield as I had a pleasant stay here. I had stayed in Greenfield bale bunga room for 5 days. The initial room rate is Rp250,000(~RM100) and I got 10% discount from their administrator, Ms Feny. I am not sure if the 10% discount was because I had a long stay. Anyway, you can always write in and ask for the price.

Each morning, I will have to scratch my head and decide on the breakfast. Yes, my 5 days would be enough for me to try almost everything. But then, I will always miss yesterday breakfast that I would love to have it again. They have fried noodles/rice for heavier breakfast, pancake/jaffles/toast bread for light breakfast and you can choose to have fruit juice or fruit salad as a complement. For the good breakfast and free transport services that Greenfield provides within ubud area, It is definitely well worth the rate that you pay.

wall painting that lead you to greenfield reception
public area overviewing the paddy field

closer view of the paddy field

different room rates

bale bunga rooms

bale chempaka

bale sandat

cheap laundry provided

breakfast menu

fried rice and fried noodles
banana jaffle
banana pancake with honey

"now everyone can fly" translated in Indonesia language

P/S: I spent about RM1000 for the trip excluding flight ticket. And, please remember to keep Rp100,000(~RM40) for return airport tax.