Thursday, September 23, 2010

Soul Kitchen Trattoria

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“Wow, you two are really having a massive breakfast, don’t you?”
Giggly laughed. “Are we?”
“Hope you enjoyed your day! Great to see you guys so happy and enjoying the food here.”
“Oh yes, the food is prepared with love and care.”

This is the exact conversation that we have with Michelle from Soul Kitchen. We went back for breakfast the other day, when everyone was working we were enjoying our ‘massive’ breakfast down there. It was another quality time that we spent together.

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Anyway, when you’re just like ‘sotong’ (squid) where people claims it blur, that means you need something to kick start your morning, whether be it at work or off work. I was one of that, that needed a cup of strong coffee to kick start my day. Once, a sip, the ideas could just flow freely into your mind and it will start thinking how to get things done for the day, and so on.

Before I could think thru what to have for the morning, I just want a Long Black Coffee. And with that, whatever it’s in query, will be answered.

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Needless to say, having healthy breakfast for a day is something every parent will tell their children. And we were told that too when we were young. So, why would we thrifty about what we want to have, right?
Such, I have Scrambled Egg with Mushroom (RM6-00), which consists of one slice of bread that cut into half, and tomato.

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Hubby has Tramezzini Tuna (Grilled Sandwich – RM10-00) for his breakfast. It was a simple snack in many European countries, well, at least that’s what we were told.

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Next, Muesli on Papaya (RM9-00), added honey on it, that makes the entire thing so delicious.

So, all the above look massive to you?? If you’re looking for some healthy bite for the morning, Soul Kitchen Trattoria is the place for you.

Address & Contact Number
Soul Kitchen Trattoria
102 Lebuh Muntri
10200 Georgetown
Tel: 04-2613118 / 012-5943522

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cassis Restaurant

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Sometimes having a half dozen of fresh oysters for lunch is rather luxury and indulges. But then if we think positively, take it as it’s a reward after a hard work, or a reward after of difficult job or a date with your love one, probably you will think that’s not that luxury after all.

Well, I gotta think about that when I foot the bill for this splendid lunch for my loved one and myself. It’s the time that we spent together and the ‘project’ that we work together. I always tell my girlfriends or even my sisters, once in awhile, you gotta foot the bill, doesn’t mean you pay for that it means you’re stronger than the man. It’s something that you’re pampering him after a hard day work in the office or something else. It’s a way of compromising each other short fall or strengths in the day to day life or rather our marriage.

Coming another year, would be our 10th anniversary. I do have a wild idea, but honestly I don’t think I could do it all by myself without him sponsoring me. But whatever it is, it’s the 10 years that we both that had gone thru, whether the sweet moments, the tears, the downfall, the quarrel or mourning moments.

Lately we both have been dragged down by the project that we are working on, that’s something that is once in a life time you will face it. When you could see the entire object is nearly complete it’s finishing stage, you will tend to be very release and happy about the hard work and the time, and the thought that you’d spent on it.

Saying about that… I know many couples are happy hanging on with such projects and such work that husband and wife that could work on together. Of course, no one would want to have dictated another for what they want. The more you learn, you will agree with me that it’s a truly a special knowledge and experience to gain. It has never been easy to learn to compromise, to understand, and to respect to another person whom is brought up in a different way with you.

Cassis… a place where I made known from CK’s post, a place we both will know we will definitely step foot in it whether spontaneously or plan. No doubt this place is rather cozy and it’s a nice place for friends that enjoying food could hang out together. Though, it’s a lunch date that we had, whether it’s romantic or not, I guess it’s all from the heart.

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Appetizer – Smoked Salmon Salad, which consists of quail egg, mix lettuce, yunzu vinaigrette.

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The truly exclusive and indulgence appetizer - ½ Dozen Live Coffin Bay Oysters.

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Pan Fried Scallop with cauliflower, truffle cream, parsley oil.

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Parsnip Soup with Smoked Duck, Roasted Apple, Cinnamon Powder.

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Main course – Halibut, royal blue potato, asparagus, lump fish caviar, lemon buerre blanc. Isn’t that look like an art?

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Braised Duck Leg, brussels sprouts, red currants, sweet potato mash, caramelized oranged glaze.

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Crème Brûlée with a cup of coffee & tea that ends the indulges lunch date.

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Address & Contact Number
Cassis Restaurant
368-1-14 Belissa Row
Jalan Burmah
10350 Georgetown
Tel: +6012-402 1342

Friday, September 10, 2010

Manila Place Restaurant

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Some people said the world is so small, wherever you go, you will tend to bump into somebody that you know. Well, I truly agreed with that… cuz, while I was having my meal in the new Manila Place few weekends ago, I actually bump into Christopher Choong whom is the famous photographer for many wedding events in Penang. First thought was like, the world is so small. Second thought was hey, am meeting somebody could give me some good tips on photographing.

It was just merely coincident, while I was shooting some food on my table. Chris was suggesting why not I use the lens that he has, and flick second, he just handed me his lens and I’d just put it on and try. And the effect of the outcome was superb. That even makes me more eager to have one for myself.

From the conversation, I realized we have actually met once in one of my colleague’s wedding over in Butterworth. That time I was not a blogger and not even interested in taking photograph. But always admire how people take nice photo shoots. Of course, the surrounding lighting, the lens capability and the tools is important to make one interesting and beautiful.

Well… Manila Place has shifted from their first original lot to the new wing of Gurney Plaza mall. The prior lot has now make way for Chicago Ribs, and what Manila Place now located is just next to Dragon-I Restaurant. Thought many may think will that pull away their customers? I would strongly comment that it will not, as old customers like us, are anxious to dine in their new outlet, cuz, the new outlet is giving us the new feeling, the new experience.

Don’t believe me?? In fact the food range has improved a lot, where you could choose more than what you expected. And I could see many are return customers to the outlet, I bet they were as anxious as me too. Also it has bigger space to cater more customers too… a cozy corner for customers to wait for their seating, and of course the variety of magazines to read while waiting.

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Set Lunch – Grilled Mushroom Chicken, grilled chicken that serves with home made mushroom sauce.

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The set lunch is also 1st served with their all time ready creamy mushroom soup.

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Next is the House Special Burger – Chicken. This comes with fried egg and cheese and double thick burger profile, serves with wedges and fresh garden salad.

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Honey Lemon, the best in the island, cuz, I couldn’t find anywhere that give sumptuous honey and lemon. Best to have when you have bad sore throat.