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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Alternative Media Battle Their Way To PRU 13

photo credit to: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/167/setupdi0.png/


It has been a long time since I let my fingers punching keyboard to follow my head here. This other side of cyber-writing look like not so productive compared to the Catatan Ibnu Din Assingkiri. Not that I have not travel lately, or I don't eat out, I just damn lazy to write about food and travel... I guess.

I don't know, lately, I keep on 'makan' at not so good place for me to cover their business. I won't comment or cover if the food not up to my level. I don't want to give empty promises or bluff people. I am not like some Malaysian politicians, who spin lies in making sure continuous support from the rakyat. Hehehe... WTH I am talking about? This is the result of wondering around PR and BN cyber-trooper blogs.

After a balance round of blogs' reading (I don't blogwalk btw) to both sides, I smiled to myself so many times. I saw many issues has been brought up, some important, some are mere nonsense. Some get answered, some remained as mystery....(scratch my non-itchy head)

I remembered, I once saw a vandal wrote this on the toilet's wall: "Bohsia Terbaik, Tel. No.  XXX-XXXXXXX." I do not think it was true. I think that the intention was to tarnish the image of that poor girl. Maybe that fellow been rejected by that girl, hence all the Bohsia promotion thing happened. But do you guys think all people out there will think the same way? I guess not. This is the uniqueness of Malaysian people and politicians (and cyber-troopers) know this very well.

On top of the truth uncovered, so many lies spin around and yet so many people believed it. This is big market for political related blogs no matter which side they are blogging for. So if you want to make it big in blogging, try to become a cyber-trooper. Sure your blog 'meletup' one. :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nasi Kerabu Terbaik Di Pasar Ramadan Teluk Air Tawar

Sempena Ramadan ada solok lada istimewa sebagai condiment tambahan nasi kerabu En  Jamil

Ingat tak lagi tentang Nasi kerabu terbaik di Pulau Pinang perniagaan En Jamil yang telah dibuat liputan sebelum ini? Berita baik untuk para penggemar makanan khas pantai timur ini, En Jamil berniaga di pasar ramadan depan Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Teluk Air Tawar sepanjang Ramadan. Lebih istimewa lagi sempena Ramadan ada menu tambahan untuk nasi kerabu iaitu solok lada yang istimewa. Solok lada ini juga yang terbaik yang pernah saya makan. Rasanya sangat enak dan tidak terlalu pedas.

Laksam terbaik di luar Kelantan!!

Lagi satu berita baik ialah ada laksam juga sempena bulan ramadan. Adoi, sedap sungguh laksamnya. Saya belum pernah makan laksam sesedap ini di luar Kelantan. Saya bukanlah penggemar laksam tapi nampak gayanya habis juga sebungkus saya makan.

Lokasi tapak 'stall' En Jamil ialah di sebelah kanan pintu pagar besar sekolah. Kalau nampak nasi kerabu yang pertama, itulah dia. Untuk pastikan, tanyalah.."Ini nasi kerabu En Jamil ka?"...just to make sure. hehehe.

Kepada yang tinggal di luar kawasan, kenalah booking dulu, nanti tak sempat sampai Teluk Air Tawar semua dah habis. Bolehlah contact En Jamil di no 012 - 591 7502

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Chef Fahmy Western Food, Bertam, Kepala Batas, Penang.

PERHATIAN : CHEF FAHMY TELAH BERPINDAH PERNIAGAAN KE LA TEA GARDEN BERSEBELAHAN STESEN MINYAK ESSO SUNGAI DUA, JALAN SUNGAI DUA BUTTERWORTH. SILA TELEFON NO HP BELIAU JIKA ANDA CARI TAK JUMPA.
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Hampir setahun setengah saya menetap di Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang. Hampir setahun setengah juga saya tercari-cari tempat makan western food yang sedap. Akhirnya pencarian saya telah berakhir. Saya telah menemui tempat makan western food yang sedap, murah dan terbaik di seluruh Seluruh Seberang Perai.
Restoran Bafana Roasters ini mempunyai konsep ala food court in door dan outdoor. Kawasan parking yang sangat luas serta mudah untuk dicari. Jika anda datang dari highway Utara Selatan, keluar ikut Bertam dan belok ke kiri. Traffic light pertama selepas golf resort, belok ke kanan dan anda akan nampak kedai serbaneka Delima. Restoran Bafana Roasters ada di sebelahnya. (Lot Tepi)




Tempatnya ialah di Restoran BAFANA ROASTERS, di No 1, Tingkat Bawah, Jalan Dagangan 2, Bertam Perdana 1, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang. Di sini terdapat satu gerai kepunyaan En. Fahmy Jufri yang menyediakan makanan Itali dan western. En Fahmy pernah bekerja di Hotel sebagai chef. Sebelum membuka gerai di sini beliau pernah merantau dan bekerja di restoran dan hotel di Kuala Lumpur dan Pulau Pinang.

Melihat skil beliau memasak dan merasai keenakan masakan beliau, saya cukup berpuashati dengan kualiti masakan chef Fahmy. Cara beliau memasak amat 'passionate' seolah-olah beliau tenggelam di alamnya yang tersendiri ketika memasak. Chef Fahmy menyediakan bahan mentah yang segar dan kebanyakan seasoning dan marination dilakukan on the spot. Ini telah menghasilkan makanan yang segar, juicy dan sedap seperti yang biasa kita makan di hotel dan restoran yang mahal.

Waktu perniagaan ialah dari Ahad sampai Jumaat, bermula dari jam 5 petang hingga tengah malam. Tutup pada setiap hari Sabtu.



Chef Fahmy, tengah beraksi di open kitchen. Melihat Chef Fahmy bekerja dengan sangat sistematik boleh membuatkan kita terleka. Patutlah beliau hanya bekerja seorang diri. Terlalu tertib dan passionate ke atas kerjanya. Setiap bekas yang dibuka pasti ditutup semula. Bahan mentah dari yang dikeluarkan dari peti ais pasti akan disimpannya semula selepas selesai menggunakan bahan tersebut. 

Menunya simple tapi lengkap dengan starter, Soup dan main course. Berikut saya sertakan senarai makanan dan harga.
Starter
Fried Calamary - RM 5.50
Mashed Potato - RM 3.50
Mix Salad - RM 5.00
Ceaser Salad - RM 6.00
Garlic Bread - RM 3.00
French Fries - RM 3.00

Soup
Minestrone - RM 4.50
Creamy Cicken Soup - RM 4.50
Mushroom Soup - RM 4.50

Main Course
Chicken Chop - RM 8.50
Fish & Chips - RM 7.50
Club Sandwich - RM 7.50
Lamb Chop - RM 13.00

Spagetti
Oglio Mix Vegetable - RM 8.00
Oglio Seafood - RM 9.00
Marinara - RM 10.00
Chicken Bolognaise - RM 8.00

Lamb Chop RM 13.00 Harga paling tinggi di sini tapi tetap murah berbanding kualiti rasa dan daging yang juicy serta empuk. Lihatlah hidangannya, sangat berbaloi untuk RM 13.00. 



Chicken Chop RM 8.50. Lihatlah side salad, french friesnya. Banyakkan? Sos cendawan nya pun segar dan sedap.

Oglio Seafood - RM 9.00. Hidangan agak besar. Terasa kesegaran makanan lautnya. Tengoklah udang King Size, gedabak.
Penulis sedang mengambil mood Italian sebelum memakan Oglio Seafood. Terbaekk dari Chef Fahmy.!
Beginilah keadaan semasa permulaan.


Inilah keputusan semasa sesi makan berakhir. Terbaekk, murah, sedap. Inilah jawapan yang kami cari selama ini.
Chef Fahmy juga ada membuat bisnes sandwich yang di pre-pack dan dihantar ke kedai-kedai dan majlis-majlis keramaian. Jika anda berminat untuk berurusan atau sekadar bertanya, silalah hubungi:

Fahmy Jufri,
Hp: 017- 274 4729
       012-311 3759

Terima kasih Chef Fahmy kerana sekarang ni tak perlulah kami ke Penang Island untuk makan Western Food. Saya rekemen tempat ni kepada semua. Pasti berbaloi untuk wang anda. Saya bagi rate 4 Bintang untuk Chef Fahmy Western Food. Pasti juga anda akan jadi regular customer. Jom kita serbu ramai-ramai!!


*Liputan Perniagaan Chef Fahmy dibuat secara percuma sebagai khidmat masyarakat blog ini.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pesta Pulau Pinang - A Must Do List If You Are in Penang on December

Pesta Pulau Pinang (Penang) held on every December in Tapak Pesta, Sungai Nibong Penang. It's a whole month event for shopping, food, fun park, sports event, rock concerts etc. under one roof. Locals used to joke, "Everything on earth can be bought in Pesta (Pulau Pinang), except mom and dad". 
It is definitely a must do list if you are in Penang.

The Pesta Pulau Pinang attraction. North Sumatra Pavillion where goods and souvenirs from North Sumatra on sale.

This is not a mere semantic, really really cheap.

Real (Original and Natural) Pearl from Sabah, wholesale and retail.

Direct from factory, no middleman; cost less!

Muah ha ha!, Euro Fun Park. No need go Europe maa!!

The Pesta is all about fun and get dizzy.

Euro Wheel, for thrill and some more dizzy.

This definitely for people with stable stomach.

Uwekkkkk!!!

Merry go round, for smaller kids.

Wow, cool ride..but so fast to finish.
So guys, if you are in Penang on December, don't forget ya, Pesta Pulau Pinang, the best shopping spot plus fun park all in one. Please bring along extra luggage, just in case. :-)

Sanusi Din

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Daughter Liyana off to Khidmat Negara (National Service)

Today my daughter, Liyana off to National Service in Sik, Kedah for 3 months. Earlier when she got the letter from Khidmat Negara, she reluctant to go. After a while, she eager to go. I wonder why? Something got to do with the Colt M16 gun training.....

Khidmat Negara (National Service) is one of the platform for Malaysian Government to inculcate the "Cinta Negara" (Love your country) and multi-cultural, multi-ethnic integration which is in line with the Prime Minister  1Malaysia Project.

As parent, I supported this program to the fullest. This move is vital to maintain harmonious nation and also improve human capital.

Just now, I sent her to the pick up point near Dewan Millenium in Kepala Batas. There were 4 buses awaits. All the NS trainee look sad and puzzled. My daughter Liyana, seems a bit nervous but I pretended not aware of it. She asked me, whether or not I feel sad because she's leaving. I replied, its felt like sending her off to the hostel for 3 months. Then she kissed my cheek goodbye, and I felt a bit sad after that.

Liyana-Good Luck, all the best. Off you go to National Service.
Sanusi Din
03 December 2011

Trip to Cameron Highlands and Perak (Part 2)

Cameron Highlands (Continue from Part 1 )
What a beauty. I can spend whole day just to admire the beauty of Cameron Highlands sky. No wonder the British love it so much in the colonial time. 

One of the hotel in Brinchang.

My daughter Aesya; she "overdo". Not that cold actually.

Nice cup of coffee and a waffle to warm it up. Where are the tea and scones?

On our way back from Cameron Highlands quick trip. 

Perak, see also About Perak :

Our hotel stay  in Ipoh, Hotel Ipoh City-nice and cheap, RM 93 (USD 25)


Kway Teow Soup Ipoh.

Gigantic crowd puller, The Lost World of Tambun. see official website

Free Lion "puke" massage, Lost World of Tambun.
Natural Hot Spring 38 degree C in Lost World in Tambun, Ipoh.

Taman Jepun, Ipoh City

Journey to the West

Take it easy.. no free banana.

Galery Sultan Azlan Shah, personal collection of the King of the Perak State. People's King, Law maker and also involved in many sporting activities in his younger era.  

Ice cream sandwich, comfort food with a lot of childhood memories sold outside Gallery.

Sungai Kangsar Panorama, Kuala Kangsar.

Dataran Sungai Perak, Kuala Kangsar.

Classic swing bridge near Dataran Sungai Perak.

Taiping Zoo, night safari.

No joke!! Bistro in Zoo.

Public Holiday (Xmas) double with Malaysian School Holiday. So many people, yet so few animal awake. No animals' photo taken. I just follow the rules but, heck I saw people snapping photo like nobody business.
Our trip was fun and quick. Overall, Cameron was a relaxing as always. Perak trip also fun but the Night Safari was a so so due to out of controlled crowd and limited train service. If the Taiping Zoo could improved their train service, I think, they can always beat the rest in Malaysia. The Lost World of Tambun was world class. Come and enjoy "Cuti-cuti Malaysia"

Sanusi Din.