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Ipoh’s Peanut Candy Shop – Kedai Biskut dan Kek Sin Weng Fai

Welcome to Ipoh’s famous peanut candy shop. Along Jalan Yau Tet Shin in Taman Jubilee, you can find the main shop for the famous “Sin Weng Fai” peanut candy.

How to get there

Address: 69 & 69A, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Getting around Ipoh is fairly simple; either you take the bus, take a taxi, Grab, or walk.

If you’re driving along the main road, Jalan Raja Ekram or Jalan Yau Tet Shin itself, you’ll easily spot the corner maroon shop.

After our lunch at Restoran Tauge Ayam Lou Wong, we walked down to the other end of the road.

Kedai Biskut Dan Kek Sin Weng Fai Peanut Candy Shop 

The shop consists of 2 shop lots split into 2 sections. 

The outer section, located at the corner lot, is where the peanut candy is freshly packed in front of customers before payment. People would queue and the line can stretch all the way to the back of the block. The queue can be as long as 30 to 40 minutes. 

When it’s your turn to pay and collect the peanut candy, each customer is limited to a few number of packs.

Then, the inner section is where they also sell other pastries such as kaya puffs, their signature wedding cakes, heong peah, chips, cookies, etc.


During our 3D2N trip in Ipoh, the Sin Weng Fai Peanut Candy Shop was one of the 7 places we visited in 1 day. Watch YouTube video below.

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Restoran Tauge Ayam Lou Wong in Ipoh

If you’ve heard of Ipoh. You’ll recognize foodie terms like Ipoh chicken rice, Ipoh hor fun, Ipoh white coffee, etc. Today, we’re about Ipoh chicken rice.

In Ipoh, a recommended and popular chicken rice restaurant is in Taman Jubilee – Restoran Tauge Ayam Lou Wong Ipoh Sdn Bhd.

“When in Ipoh, what to do in Ipoh? Eat. Ipoh chicken rice.”

How to get there

Address: 49, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Getting around Ipoh is fairly simple; either you take the bus, take a taxi, Grab, or walk.

We took a Grab from our AirBnb nearby in Ipoh. The Grab fare was RM5 for 4 pax for a 1 kilometere plus ride.

Restoran Tauge Ayam Lou Wong

The restaurant can’t be missed, as it’s a corner shop lot with yellow roof and big yellow signboard all around. The name “Lou Wong” prominently displayed in red on the board.

By noon, when we reached there, the restaurant was already in overflow mode. Waiters were setting up more tables along the side of the road. Lots of people were also queueing up outside to get a table inside.

We waited about 15 to 20 minutes to get a table.


Unlike most other chicken rice shops, Lou Wong only has steam and roasted chicken, for meat dishes. They don’t serve roasted pork (siu yuk) and BBQ pork (char siew).

In addition to the chicken, you can also order bean sprouts, meat or fish balls, lettuce, and chicken feet to go with the main dish.

Since there were 7 people at our table, we ordered one whole steam chicken, bean sprouts, and a bowl of meat and fish balls in soup.


During my 3D2N trip in Ipoh, Restoran Tauge Ayam Lou Wong was one of the 7 places I visited in 1 day. Watch the YouTube video below.

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Freshwater Prawn Noodles for Lunch at Lok Hin Seafood Restaurant

On the way to Xiamen University Malaysia, we stopped by for lunch here: Restoran Lok Hin Seafood. Also known as Lok Hin Seafood Restaurant in Dengkil.

Lot 384, Taman Mesra, Dengkil, 43800 Selangor, or 11 Jalan Susur, Pekan Dengkil, 43800 Selangor.

Since it’s outside of town and 30 to 40 minutes drive from Petaling Jaya or Kuala Lumpur, you’ve to drive to the restaurant. There is ample parking in front of the restaurant and at the back in the neighbourhood.

Before the pandemic, we came here in the afternoon around 1pm and it was full house. We had to sit upstairs on the first floor, as it is a double storey corner shop lot. 

Today, we’re back here and we arrived just before 12pm for lunch. It was still fairly empty. 

We sat downstairs on the ground floor.

This restaurant is that popular among the locals, that by 1pm, the lunch crowd started filling up the restaurant.

We ordered their Sang Har Mee (Freshwater Prawn Noodles, Soon Hock fish, and Yau Mak vegetable.

However, Lok Hin Seafood’s famous chef’s recommendations are Vietnamese Style River Prawn, Claypot Curry Fish Head, Braised “Dong Po” Pork, and Crispy Pork Knuckle.

Business Hours

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Robataya Izakaya @ Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya

On the way back from Klang, after a round of Bak Kut Teh? Craving for Japanese food in Subang Jaya or more specifically in Empire Shopping Gallery? There’s Robataya Izakaya in Empire Shopping Gallery. 

There are 5 Robataya restaurants in Malaysia: 4 in the Klang Valley and 1 in Penang.

  • Robataya @ PUBLIKA, D4-G3-09, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Robataya @ 1 Utama, G202 & G203, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Robataya @ Empire Shopping Gallery, Lot G-16, Ground Level, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Robataya @ SS2 , 9, Jalan SS 2/75, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Robataya @ Raja Uda , No 55G, Block D, Jalan Raja Uda, Pusat Perniagaan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia

Today’s lunch is at the Robataya @ Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya.

How to get to Robataya

A search on Google Map lists it as Robataya Izakaya Subang Empire.

If you’re taking the train, stop at the Subang Jaya LRT / KTM station, and then walk down to Empire Shopping Gallery. It is a good 15 minutes walk from the station to the mall.

If you’re driving, park at the mall’s basement parking and then take the escalator up to the ground floor. At lot G-16, it is a corner lot on the ground floor. It is just next to Din Tai Fung.

Robataya Izakaya

The founders of Robataya Izakaya wants to bring the most authentic way of Japanese charcoal grill to the diners. Many japanese restaurants use the mordern way of charcoal grill which does not retain the juiciness of the meat. Some restaurants don’t even use charcoal to prepare Japanese grill dishes. The founders went to Japan and was impressed by a century old restaurant which was using an “irori” to grill meats.

Robataya Izakaya (Our Story)

A visit to Robataya Izakaya’s website shows a walkthrough of the history behind Robataya Izakaya, izakaya, robatayaki, irori, and more.

Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll see an “irori”. What is an irori?

An “irori” (囲炉裏, 居炉裏) is a sunken hearth (fireplace) built at the centre of homes of the Japanese many years ago. The irori is used for cooking or to keep warm during winter.

I had the Katsu Toji Set (Pork) for lunch. Set came with Kushiyaki, Chawanmushi, Miso Soup, Rice, and Pickle.

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Cendol @ Sistars Kitchen in Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya

We’re back with another round of cendol in Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya. Previously, we were at Kwong Wah Ais Kacang in Seksyen 17 also.

If you’re in Melaka, check out the East & West Rendezvous in our “What to east and do in Jonker Street”. Or the Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul in Penang.

How to get to Sistars Kitchen

Sistars Kitchen is in Happy Mansion, a neighbourhood of low-cost flats. The ground floors around the blocks have been given new life by hipster cafes, pizza outlets, chicken rice shops, and more.

Sistars Kitchen is specifically located in Block C of Happy Mansion.

If you’re driving, there is adequate parking space around the block.

Sistars Kitchen Cendol

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Authentic Middle Eastern Food at Tarbush Restaurant in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

“Strike while the iron is hot!” That’s what one of my friends said in anticipation for another foodie trip to a Middle Eastern restaurant for lunch.

Last week, we were at Balqis Restaurant in Putrajaya. I also left a review of Shawarma Damascus on Google Maps. We’re back at another Middle Eastern restaurant for lunch in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

How to get to Tarbush Restaurant

Today, we’re at Tarbush Restaurant at 138, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

If you’re taking the train, stop at the Bukit Bintang MRT or Bukit Bintang Monorial, and then walk towards Jalan Bukit Bintang. Tarbush is just directly opposite Lot 10 and Fahrenheit 88 shopping mall. 

Parking is not really an issue, as you can also park in Lot 10, Sungei Wang Plaza, or Starhill Gallery, and walk across to Tarbush. If you’re coming from Lot 10 parking lot, take the escalator or lift from the 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th floor down to the ground floor.

Tarbush Restaurant and Menu

Qualifying as one of Kuala Lumpur’s best dining experience, TARBUSH actually had extremely humble beginnings.

In 1998, it started with a small sandwich bar in Ampang Point serving shawarma and other small bites to the mall goers. Even then, TARBUSH’s dedication to using only the freshest and finest ingredients was paramount.

2001 saw the opening of TARBUSH Bukit Bintang. Strategically and conveniently located at the heart of the Golden Triangle, the casual dining outlet originally occupied only the ground floor. Today, with a newly renovated and upgraded interior, TARBUSH at Jalan Bukit Bintang doesn’t fail to impress guests with its classy ambience and of course, its wonderful dishes.

Tarbush embarked on their first ever fine dining restaurant on June 15, 2005. The invitation to open a restaurant at Starhill Gallery’s Feast Village was extended only to a few – TARBUSH being one of them.

Tarbush Website

Tarbush has a modern, interior design. At the entrance, you’ll be greeted by a standing kebab griller.

The restaurant is multi-storey, so you can sit upstairs at the balcony and enjoy street view of Bukit Bintang. 

Browsing their menu, there is a wide spread of middle eastern and pizzas. Check out their menu below.

Learning from our experience at Balqis Restaurant and dining in a group of 10 people, we ordered:

  • Go Tarbush Mix Grill (RM65.00)
    • A favorite dish for grill lovers with assorment of delicious lamb, juicy chicken and premium type of prawns served in one special platter.
  • Mixed Grill (RM60.00)
    • Special grilled variety of juicy lamb and chicken with some onions and tomatoes on the side.
  • Mandi Lamb (RM60.00)
    • From the finest types of basmati rice with a chef’s touch, the original Arabic spices and ghee with fresh chicken or lamb in bone, we offer this dish for Mandi lovers.
  • Pepperoni Pizza (RM45.00)
    • We prepare pepperoni rings from the finest types of meat and baked it with mozzarella cheese with our special sauce.
  • Fatayer Cheese (RM22.00)
    • A pastry dish prepared from the finest fresh cheese, added with ghee and chopped parsley.

Check out what we ordered on instagram below. Swipe for more.

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What to Eat and Do in Jonker Street Melaka

Jonker Street or also known as Jonker Walk, is the Chinatown street of Melaka. It is an old, beautiful heritage street in Malacca City in Malacca (Melaka), Malaysia.

It is a street filled with 17th century historical houses. You can start your journey at either ends of the street. On one end is the Jonker Walk Arch. The other end is at the Tan Kim Seng Bridge. The landmarks are H&M or San Shu Gong.

From Friday to Sunday from 6.00 p.m. until 12 midnight, the street becomes Jonker Street Night Market – a vibrant outdoor hub of food and goods. The street will be closed to vehicles. Hence, it becomes easy to walk and roam the street on foot. It can be crowded and busy with activity.

At night, the street can good for night street photography as the Jonker Walk Arch and the street are lighted up.

To avoid the crowd, go early in the morning and on weekdays. Much better walking around when there are fewer people.

What to Eat in 1 Day in Jonker Street

Breakfast or Brunch 

The Daily Fix Cafe

A proudly Malaccan cafe in the middle of Jonker Street since 2014. The Daily Fix Cafe opens daily from 9.45am to 5.30pm.


Famosa Chicken Rice Ball

There are 2 Famosa Chicken Rice Ball restaurants. There’s one along Jalan Hang Jebat and another at Lorong Hang Jebat. Order your fill of chicken rice balls, steam chicken, pork, and vegetables.


East & West Rendezvous

Off Jalan Hang Jebat at Lorong Hang Jebat, enjoy nyonya cendol in this dessert shop.

Jonker 88

Jonker 88 is just a short walk from Daily Fix Cafe along Jalan Hang Jebat. Enjoy bowls of curry laksa, assam laksa, cendol, and shaved ice for late lunch and tea.

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The Uma Bali @ Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Previously, we had a taste of Balinese food at Bumbu Bali in Puchong. Today we’re at another Balinese cuisine spot in the Klang Valley – Uma Bali in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Selamat datang & welcome to The Uma, a restaurant conceptualised and dedicated to the people and culture of Bali, a place that exhales love, peace and harmony.

The Uma Bali

How to Get to Uma Bali

Parking space is available along Jalan PJU 5/21 where Uma Bali is on. Alternatively, you can park around the block or in Encorp Strand Mall and walk over.

The Uma Bali

Uma means paddy field in Balinese language. It is the tranquility of the “uma” which inspires the concept of this restaurant. 

May you enjoy our creation of tasty and authenthic Balinese cuisine in a relaxing ambience true to Balinese lifestyle. 

If you’re looking for a restaurant for small family gatherings and which serves sharing platters for families – Uma Bali has sharing meals for 3 to 4 peoples, dubbed the Paket 4 Orang.

There are 6 different packets, labelled alphabetically from A to F. There’s even a pork-free packet in Paket F. Each packet comes with 4 servings of rice. You can choose either:

  • Nasi Putih – White Rice
  • Nasi Saur – Black-Eyed-Pea Rice
  • Nasi Kuning – Yellow Rice

Since we were in a group of more than 4 people, we ordered Packet E and Packet F.

Packet E

In addition to the rice, in Packet E are:

  • Udang Kesuna Cekuh – Fried Whole Prawns
  • Be Siap Sambal Matah – Chicken Sambal Matah
  • Babi Kecap Manis – Pork in Sweet Sauce
  • 2 types of vegetables
  • Potato Fries
  • Pork Satay
  • Pork Sausage
  • Fish Satay
  • Egg Sambal
  • Sambal Tomat
  • Sambal Embo
  • Sambal Kecap
Packet F

In addition to the rice, in Packet F are:

  • Pesan Be Pasih – Baked Seabass
  • Kambing Mekuah – Balinese Lamb Curry
  • Be Siap Mepanggang – Balinese Grilled Chicken
  • 2 types of vegetables
  • Spiced Potato Fries
  • Chicken Satay
  • Minced Fish Satay
  • Spicy Shredded Chicken
  • Egg Sambal
  • Sambal Tomat
  • Sambal Embo
  • Sambal Kecap
Es Campur

We topped off our meal with a sweet ending of Es Campur dessert: Balinese ABC of jackfruit, cencol, cincau, nata de coco and coconut meat in vanilla flavoured milk syrup. There’s also the Indonesia Specials and mocktails under drinks and beverages.

There’s also Balinese individual meals with pork, duck, chicken, seafood, mushroom, or lamb. If you want to order dishes, there’s an a la carte menu

Browse and download The Uma Bali menu below.

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Bumbu Bali Puchong with Distinctive Balinese Flavours and Cuisine

If you’ve tried Uma Bali in Kota Damansara, why not Bumbu Bali in Puchong?

Bumbu Bali is a contemporary Balinese restaurant that serves distinctive Balinese flavours.

We respect the origin yet we applause the originality

Bumbu Bali

How to Get to Bumbu Bali

Bumbu Bali is not hard to miss as it is a corner shop at Persiaran Puteri 1.

If you’re driving, parking is aplenty in front of the shop and around the block. If you’re taking the train, get on the LRT Sri Petaling Line and then get off at Taman Perindustrian Puchong station.

Watch the development and growth of Klang Valley’s transit system.

Bumbu Bali Food

If this is your first time at Bumbu Bali and want to have a taste of everything, go for the Nasi Campur. It is a combination of Balinese grilled lemongrass prawns, squid, fish, choice of beef or chicken rendang, and sate lilit, served with lawar kacang (beans salad), rempeyek (anchovy crackers), sambel terasi and sambel matah.

However, should you wish to eat a chicken dish – there are 3 types of chicken dishes:

  • Siap Megoreng : Deep-Fried Lemongrass Marinated Chicken with Sambel Terasi. 
  • Siap Bumbu : Balinese Roasted Chicken with Lemongrass Marinate. 
  • Siap Mepanggang : Charbroiled Chicken with Spicy Coconut Sauce. 

As it is a contemporary Balinese restaurant, they also have grilled lamp chop, grilled chicken chop, grilled salmon steak, fish & chips, chicken & chips, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, etc. The western food are served with a touch of Bali. 

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Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow at George Town, Penang

In Penang, it is a must to eat Char Kuey Teow. When you ask the Grab driver where to get “good” Char Kuey Teow; the commonly, famous recommendation would be at Lorong Selamat. 

Where is the Char Kuey Teow

Locally known as Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow, it is located in Kafe Heng Huat, a coffee shop along Lorong Selamat in George Town. 

The Char Kuey Teow

The Char Kuey Teow (CKT) in Kafe Heng Huat is controversial for it’s mixed reviews from the service to the taste, to the size of the prawns, and to the price.

Furthermore, because it is a recommendation, be prepared for the long waiting time. Hence, you should plan your journey to avoid waiting, just for a plate of Char Kuey Teow.

Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow (RM11.00)

Aside from Char Kuey Teow, there’s also Oh Chien (Oyster Omelet).

Oh Chien (Oyster Omelet)

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