Thursday, 28 April 2016

Pandan Cake

Pandan Cupcakes

Pandan cake by Shea

* 2 cups flour
* 1/2 tbsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp salt

* 4 eggs
* 1 1/2 cups castor sugar
* 1/2 cup corn oil
* 1/3 cup dessicated coconut
* 1/2 tbsp pandan paste
* 1/8 tsp apple cider vinegar

* 1 1/4 cups (300g) butter 
* 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp pandan paste


1. Mix flour, baking powder & salt. Beat eggs then add sugar, corn oil, dessicated coconut, pandan paste & apple cider vinegar
2. Combine all. Spoon batter into cups.
3. Bake at 180°C for 20 mins

1. Beat butter & icing sugar.
2. Add pandan paste & salt
3. Frost!

Friday, 22 April 2016

The Shinisé

The Shinisé

The Shinisé
62 Lebuh Melayu
Georgetown Penang

Operating Hours
1000 - 2300 daily

Set for Sekeping Penang on your Waze. It's the cafe at the famous minimalist hotel. You might miss it so look out for Ghost Museum opposite the road.

The Shinise

The Shinise Penang

The Shinise

The Shinise

The Shinise

The Shinise

Taste - Okay
Price - Standard for hipster cafe
Ambiance - Rustic and... idk tak-siap kinda vibe but people love that 

Overall 3 <3<3<3 of 5

Cool place to hang out with friends.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Roti Canai

Roti Canai

You now know how to make sambal and dhal, what to eat them with?

Why, roti canai of course!

And here's a super easy recipe with instructions.

Roti Canai


* 2 cups wheat flour
* 1/3 tsp salt
* 1/2 cup water
* 1 tbsp margerine/butter
* 1 tbsp condensed milk (susu pekat manis)


1. Mix flour, salt, planta & water. Add condensed milk.
2. Shape dough into 4 to 6 balls. Daub with planta. Leave 1-2 hours or overnight.
3. Roll out the pastry by hand while daubing more cooking oil. Pull till thin, bunch up into long rope and coil.
4. Flatten with palm & fry in a bit of hot oil.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Black Kettle, Georgetown

Black Kettle Penang

Black Kettle
105 Beach Street
Georgetown, Penang

Operating Hours

Black Kettle Penang
Sparkling Spring Water (RM13) | dunno what coffee | Affogato (RM11)

Taste - Good pasta and ramen but I heard the softshell crab burger was meh. Good coffee and branded tea
Price - Quite high end but pasta dishes SO worth it
Ambiance - Spacious, well-lit restaurants with plenty of tables. Good for smart-casual dinner with friends and loved ones.

Overall 4 <3<3<3<3 of 5

They have dessert too but I've never tried.

Black Kettle Penang
Spaghetti, Smoked Duck Breast (RM28)

Black Kettle Penang
Ramen with BBQ Boneless Chicken (RM25)

Black Kettle Penang
Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Garlic Butter River Prawn (RM38)

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Potato Dhal

Potato Dhal

So I don't eat vegetable and most recipes requires a whole bunch of leaves and pokok in it. A bit of a waste if no one else is eating. Here's the recipe for potato dhal. Not veggie free but not a huge waste either.

Potato Dhal

* 200g kacang dhal (small ones)
* 1/2 stick carrot
* 3 potatoes
* 1/2 tbsp curry powder
* 3 dried chilli
* Salt & Maggi Cukup Rasa

* Halba campur (mixed spices - Fenugreek, mustard, jintan manis & jintan putih)
* 1/2 sweet onion
* 1 stalk curry leaves
* 1 cm ginger

1. Boil overnight-soaked dhal till soft in a pot. Add in curry powder & stir. 
3. Add cubed (and peeled) potatoes & carrot, cook till soft. Add salt to taste.
4. Sauté mixed spices, diced sweet onion, ginger & curry leaves till fragrant. Add into pot.

Potato Dhal

It's GREAT with sambal. Get the recipe here.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Pi Hotel, Ipoh

Pi Hotel Ipoh

Pi Hotel
2 The Host Jalan Veerasamy
Ipoh, Perak

+605 255 2922

Formerly Tune Hotel. Compact, simple rooms.

Booking - Booked online via
Rate - Fair. Two standard queen rooms for 1 night at RM250 
Location - Okay. Within walking distance to the Sunday market (Pasar Karat) and short drive to Ipoh wall art spots.
Dining - Didnt check
Service - Good. Deposit required at check-in. Ample parking spots with helpful security guards

Overall 3 <3<3<3 of 5

Pi Hotel, Ipoh

Pi Hotel Ipoh

Pi Hotel Ipoh

Pi Hotel Ipoh

Pi Hotel Ipoh

Pi Hotel Ipoh

I am not sure if I care to stay for more than 2 or 3 nights here but at least the room was clean, bed was comfy and there's window (good natural light). Great choice for a short stay in Ipoh.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah

Kelli's Castle

Kellie's Castle

Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday : 0900 to 1700
Friday - Sunday & Public Holiday : 0900 - 1800

Parking Fee : RM2 per entry

Entrance Fee
Adults : RM5
Children : RM3

double for foreigners or locals without MyKad

Kellie's Castle

Kellie's Castle is in Batu Gajah, Perak about 2 hours drive from Damansara. It's only 20 minutes away from Laksa Telur Goreng Bersarang so that's a good reason to visit if you haven't. 

The castle is incomplete due to the untimely death of the owner. The rest of the family went back home but somehow people allegedly saw their ghosts there even though they were alive and well. 

Is it a scary place? 
Well, it IS an incomplete building.

Kellie's Castle

It was a sunny day and the was a fairly big crowd so avoid weekend or come early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowd.  

Kellie's Castle

Kellie's Castle

Kellie's Castle
A nice spot for photo ops

Kellie's Castle
The house the Kellies lived in before/while the castle was built

Kellie's Castle

Kellie's Castle
View from top

Kellie's Castle

When I read that the river can be seen from the top, I didn't think it was an orange-colour river (-.-')

Good thing the rest of the castle is well-curated. You can explore around and there are plaques explaining things so that's informative, isn't it?

Kellie's Castle

Kellie's Castle

And if you're tired from exploring the castle and rubbles, there is a garden with benches to lepak. 

Kellie's Castle

Should you go? Yeah, at least once and if you have nothing else to do :D

Friday, 1 April 2016

#CNYRoadtrip February 2016

CNY Roadtrip to Ipoh

Last February, I went on a roadtrip to Perak. We stayed overnight in Ipoh and visited some places in Ipoh and along the way.

Perak Scenery

8 - 9 February 2016 (Monday & Tuesday)
4 pax

Menara Condong Teluk Intan
Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

0630 - 1000 : Head to Teluk Intan. Breakfast at Medan Selera Menara Condong

Medan Selera Menara Condong

Roti Canai and limau ais

1000 - 1100 : Menara Condong Teluk Intan
1100 - 1230 : Kellie's Castle
1230 - 1345 : Head to Ipoh. Lunch @ Laksa Telur Goreng Bersarang, Taman Botani

Laksa Telur Goreng Bersarang

1400 - 1430 : Check-in @ Hotel Pi
1430 - 1700 : Rest. Free & easy
1700 - 1900 : Wall Mural art hunt, visit Birch Memorial Clock Tower, Concubine Lane & Wall Mural. Fantasy House Trick Art*
2000 - 2100 : Dinner at Woop2Lobster
2100 - 2300 : Gerbang Malam*


0700 - 1000 : Free & easy
1030 - 1100 : Check-out
1100 - 1230 : Lunch @ Restoran Tasik Raban. Head back home.

What we didn't do?

  • 1700 - 1900 Wall mural art hunt etc. We overslept and did the tour at night after dinner
  • Dinner at that lobster place. It was too packed and so we left and had ikan bakar with tomyam at Restoran D'Taman Sg. Siput
  • Gerbang Malam