Friday, August 26, 2011

Foodie Friday: Mille Crepe from Nadeje

Nadeje Cafe 08Short Note: This is another scheduled post. Having class at this moment until 9.30 pm. I hate having class at night time.
Another segment of Foodie Friday again!

I know that this is not a new and extraordinary topic but for me, it is a new discovering when visiting Malacca. This caught my attention when I saw few of notable bloggers ever posted about this so I suggested to my housemate that we should go and hunt for this when going to Malacca. So, forget about chicken rice balls and also the satay celup. No more hunt for these food since both of us had tried it before.


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Mille Crepe from Nadeje, is a French cake consist of many layers of crepes filling with thick sweet cream and stacked together. This is the first thing we hunt for once we checked-in to the hotel since one of Nadeje's outlet located on the top of Dataran Pahlawan mall which just few miles away from the hotel we were staying.


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See the crowd and all of this is just because the crepe.

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Lots of choices; Original, Tiramisu, Green Tea, Cheese and more.


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Nadeje does serves other kind of foods as well besides the crepe.


At first, my housemate intended to order 4 cakes. I was like "Huh??!! 4 cakes for 2 people? How about we order 3 first?". Luckily she agreed with my idea and these are what we ordered.

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3 Mille Crepe for 2


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Try count how many layers each of this crepe


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The original flavour. Many people recommend for this.

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Banana chocolate flavour. Very similar taste to one from Secret Recipe.


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Parline Lover. Both of us love this.


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My special drink known as Red Moon. A bit too sweet for me

Selling at the price of RM9 and above which I think it's kinda reasonable if you have this once in a while, right?

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Thanks Yin Yin for this photo from her DSLR Canon D60

Plan to go Malacca and search for this? Here is the address:

Nadeje Cafe Sdn. Bhd.
Lot No. UB051, 052 & 053, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall,
Jln Merdeka, 75000 Bandar Hilir, Melaka.
(Updated: Not more located in Dataran Pahlawan Melaka. They had shifted to Mahkota Parade which just located opposite of Daratan Pahlawan. Address is stated as below)

Nadeje Plaza Mahkota
G-23 & 25, Jln PM4, Plaza Mahkota, 75000 Melaka.
Operation Hours: 12:00pm - 10:00pm (Weekdays)
                            11:00am - 10:00pm (Weekend)


Nadeje Mahkota Parade
G-23B, EG 4 & EG5, Ground Floor, Mahkota Parade, 7500 Melaka. 
Operation Hours: 11.00am - 10.00pm

Nadeje Jaya 99
G-01, Bangunan Jaya 99, Block A, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, 75100 Melaka.
Operation Hours: 11.00am - 10.00pm (Daily)

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Mahkota Parade is just opposite/beside Dataran Pahlawan Mall.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Great Deal of Equatorial Hotel, Malacca

I think it is so fortunate for those who lived in around Peninsular Malaysia with all these online great deals where they offers varieties of discount vouchers, coupons and promotions around Peninsular Malaysia only. I hope they can expand to East Malaysia so that more Malaysians can enjoy these great deals and offers.

I signed up to few of these online website ever since I at KL and came across this:

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Appear exactly at the right time because I was searching for Malacca hotels through agoda.com. After informed my housemate regarding this deal, there's goes our journey to Malacca. We need to call Equatorial Hotel first in order to check whether our preferred travel date available or not. After being confirmed by their staff, then only can purchase this deal from Groupon. This promotion is only valid from Sunday to Thursday and some of the dates are blackout especially during holiday season.

Since my housemate and I have no class on Monday, so we plan heading down to Malacca on Sunday. Luckily my housemate told me that the bus terminal to Malacca is no more located at Pudu. All this while I still thought at Pudu, but they had changed to Bandar Tasik Selatan. Really no updated one!

By the way, the bus terminal in Bandar Tasik Selatan is so huge and both of us really lost and nearly miss the bus. Thank God manage to get into the bus 3 minutes before the bus depart but I was wondering will Malaysia bus depart exactly on time.

Reached Malacca after 1 hour and 45 minutes journey and we decided to take taxi to Equatorial Hotel because both of us had no idea how to take the domestic bus. The taxi fare cost RM15 which is quite expensive but I guess currently KL taxi also do the same thing. Refused to use meters and charge higher.


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This 5-star international business class hotel is located in the center of Malacca city. It is really a strategic location.


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Taking this package comes with lots of privileges. Upon check-in, we were being requested proceed to 21st floor for exclusive check-in. For common hotel check-in time is either 2pm or 3 pm but for this, we are allow to check-in the room regardless the time. Nice right?


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A warm welcome note from the hotel with my name on it. First time in my life because most of the time was my daddy's name on it.


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Equator Club Room. Only 64 rooms of this type available in this hotel


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I heard many people saying that some of the hotel photo are cheat and totally different when check-in to the room but for this, it looks exactly the same. No cheat. No lie.


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Comfort bed


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Coffee and tea maker for the lovers.


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The bathroom is huge and most importantly, clean.


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Another privileges that we got was evening pre-dinner cocktail with free flow of light snacks and drinks from 5.30 pm until 7.30 pm. After eating this, both of us didn't had dinner because we were full.


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Lastly, daily complimentary breakfast. Really eat non-stop for this trip. Gonna do some exercise once going back KL.


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Regarding the location of this hotel, see from the photo above. Opposite of the hotel (the high building in orange colour) is shopping center such Dataran Pahlawan and Makhota Parada malls. Find the famous mille crepe from Nadeje in Dataran Pahlawan is just few steps away. Not only that, all the famous historical sites such as A'Farmosa Fortress, Christ Church and even the bustling Jonker's Street is all just behind this hotel. Great hotel with great location I can said. I will recommend this hotel to my mom as she always said she wants visit Malacca someday.

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Sorry for this camwhore pic but loves to take pic from hotel recently =P


Thanks to Groupon.my for this great deal and offer. Buy the deal at a lower price but being served as a princess. Can't wait to grab for another great offer from you guys!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Short Trip Around Malacca

Just came back from the historical city of Malaysia and this is my third visit of Malacca city. I guess most of you had been Malacca before.

My housemate and I decided to go Malacca for 2 days and 1 night trip because we bought a super good offer of this 5-star hotel from this website known as Groupon, where they offer tons of amazing discount vouchers.

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Stay in 5-star hotel and being treated as VIP.


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Sightseeing and phototaking are what my housemate and I love to do even both of us had been Malacca many times.


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Not forgetting, hunting for foods around Malacca city.
Feeling great to have these foods but at the mean time, feel sinful :S.

Will be share more of this in my blog soon. Stay tune!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Foodie Friday: Party Play Lifestyle Cafe

It's been a while that I didn't post or share anything on Bits & Bites since currently most of my post are mainly focus on travel and trips. And now, I had included another new segment in my blog which is "FOODIE FRIDAY!". That's right! I will share anything that related to foods, beverages and anything that is edible one will be post on Friday (unless there are special circumstances going on).

Start off my first post of Foodie Friday with Party Play Lifestyle Cafe, located at Lintas, Kota Kinabalu. Well, this is my second visit after my first visit was introduced by Mei Tzeu and Angliea since last year December (click here). I always want to visit this lifestyle cafe but my boyfie and crazy deariest prefer to go other places instead.

Finally, last week when I had my short break back to KK, I suggested to my crazy deariest that we should go Party Play since recently they had just launching their new extension. And also because the birthday gal, Shing Wei had never went there before.

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They even changed the menu. Funky and impressive.


Party Play 01 - Green Tea Latte
Green Tea Latte ordered by Wawa


Party Play 02 - Calamansi Sour Plum
While Shing Wei and I ordered Calamansi Sour Plum

Here are our main dishes:

Party Play 03 - Bangkok Style
My order: Bangkok Style. I guess before this was known as Spaghetti with Tom Yam if not mistaken.


Party Play 04 - Liguine beef bacon carbonara
Wawa's order: Linguine Beef Bacon Carbonara


Party Play 05 - Class Italian Fettuccini Beef Bolognaise
Shing Wei's order: Class Italian Fettuccine Beef


And also three of us decided to share one of this meal:

Party Play 06 - BBQ Chicken Chop
Party Play BBQ Chicken Chop served with salad and potato wedges. This is my favourite one!


Lastly, end our dinner for the night by ordering the same dessert for three of us.

Party Play 07 - Dark Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla Ice-Cream
Signature Dark Chocolate Fondant with Milk Ice-Cream.
Thanks to the birthday gal, Shing Wei for this dessert treat.


While paying for our bill, we were served by the owner of this cafe, Mr. Dominic. I recognised him through few of my friends' blog. With kindly, he asked how was the food? Of course, nothing taste better than yours, Mr Dominic and not forgeting Party Play!


BFF
BFF aka crazy deariest~

Will tag along boyfie for next visit to try on their pizza and I want more on the BBQ Chicken Chop again.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lotus Lake - Dragon and Tiger Tower & Spring and Autumn Pagodas

Date of Visited: 23rd December 2010
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Lotus Lake located on the northern outskirts of Kaohsiung is noted for its famous scenic area and beautiful view. There are more than 20 temples in the neighborhood, therefore it is being described as "temple everywhere" in this area.

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Dragon and Tiger Tower

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Dragon and Tiger Tower is one of the most well-known temples around the Lotus Lake. According to the local tour guide, entering the dragon's mouth which is the entrance and exit from the tiger's mouth symbolises turning bad luck to good fortune.


Spring and Autumn Pagodas

About 700 meters away from the Dragon and Tiger Tower are the Spring and Autumn Pavilions.

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In front of these two massive pavilions, is a statue of Goddess of Mercy or known as "Guanyi" in Chinese riding a dragon. According to the legend, Guanyin appeared above the clouds riding on a dragon, signifying that believers must erect an image depicting this event between pavilions of summer and autumn. These two pagodas linked by a "nine turns bridge" represent of traditional Chinese octagonal architecture.

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Paintings of deities inside the Pavilion


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View of Dragon and Tiger Tower from Spring and Autumn Pavilion


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Edited by DT.

There are few shops nearby this area that selling souvenirs and local fruits too. Some of the items which I didn't manage to shop at the night market, I shop at here such as postcards, "I ♥ TW" T-shirt and more. And at here too, finally I managed to get the answer I was curious about from the local. "Why they guess that we are from Malaysia instead guessing other place?"

How To Get To Lotus Lake
From Zouying MRT station, take bus no. R51 or R301 and get off at the Lotus Lake bus stop