Eat Only The Freshest @ Eatomo Food Co, Taman Desa

How did you celebrate your New Year? For me, every holiday starts with good food! I started my New Year off with good, fresh seafood at Eatomo Food Co! I was craving very badly for a pokebowl and spontaneously went to Eatomo to try theirs out.

file_007Fresh oysters laid out at the front entrance

file_000California Poke Bowl (RM21.90)

I opted to have my Poke Bowl without the spicy mayo dressing because I wanted to taste how fresh the ingredients were. Maybe it’s me as I would have preferred more if it was cold. It wasn’t really up to my expectations.

file_001House Ceviche with Guacomole (RM24.90)

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A really light appetizer, the House Ceviche with Guacomole was alright – a bit bland for my tastebuds. It could have gone better with another side besides nachos. For those who are craving for something light, the House Ceviche with Guacomole would be a delightful snack.

file_004Oyster Promo – Different varieties of French and US oysters (RM7.90-RM14.90 each)

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To my surprise, the oysters were fresh but they weren’t cold. Served with Tabasco sauce, they would give you a fresh, pungent kick 😉

file_005Small box of air-flown Norwegian Salmon (RM19.90)

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Out of all the dishes I tried, this would be the BEST. I’m no salmon expert but I can tell that this box of loveliness derived from wild salmon. There’s also another size to the salmon box, the XL is about RM34.90 and it’s about double the size of the small box shown above. More salmon, more love 😍

There was some disappointment in certain dishes but I would come here again for their Sashimi and to try out their hot kitchen items like their Dons and Udons.

Till next time,

Steph

Ha Mi Ho Chiak? @ Armenian Street, Penang

Besides crowds and traffic jams coming from north and south, the end of the year gives everyone the warmest feelings. Filled with festive celebrations and school holidays, families and youngsters make road trips look like a breeze! 

I’ve been to Penang, Ipoh and Cameron Highlands – all in the month of December (definitely my favourite month of the year)! Despite going to Penang almost every year, I’ve never stepped foot into Armenian Street before. Penang is no doubt famous for its food; Armenian Street is well-known for its colourful commercialized street murals and they’re probably the best crowd attractions here.

We checked into Spices Hotel and it didn’t disappoint! As you can guess, the interior decor is inspired by local spices and each room suggestively has a different theme (although I beg to differ). If you’re looking for cleanliness, modernity and decor, this is the place for you. But if you’re looking for space, my 6 foot boyfriend and I had a bit of trouble with the level of comfort we had. 

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file_0051We were also provided daily breakfast @ Urban Spice Cafe (in front of the hotel facing the main streets) with a few choices in the menu. It’s just so-so.

file_0071Coal-burnt Kuih Kapit – a popular local snack that’s usually indulged during Chinese New Year. If you like yours with lots of coconut milk, this friendly aunty’s Kuih Kapit should do just the trick!

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file_005One of the cute street arts around Armenian Street

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file_002Caffe Hanakomichi – Their signature coffee was a tad too strong. Literally couldn’t stomach it 😦

file_003Armenian Street is famous for its local heritage houses and buildings. Make sure to wander around and appreciate hundreds of years of history and the beauty of its architecture!

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If you’re tired, fret not! Rent your own personal bicycle that comes in 2 pax and 4-6 pax. The real life still applies here though – only 1 person gets to drive. There are many different bike renters and prices range from about RM10-15 per head, so choose wisely!

When in Penang, one must EAT! 

file_006Kuay Teow Th’ng with duck blood, shredded chicken & pork/fish balls

file_0012Fruit Rojak @ Lebuh Keng Kwee

file_007Hot, steamy Muar Chee @ Lebuh Keng Kwee

file_000(From top to bottom) Penang Road Famous Chendul, Char Kuay Teow & Assam Laksa

Where are your favourite local hot spots for year-end getaways? 

Eating till there’s no tomorrow,

Steph

Senja @ The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

I had a beautiful and intimate birthday dinner on a quiet Wednesday night with my boyfriend. I enjoyed the ambiance and food more than I could imagine and plus points were given for its tranquility! The crowd was small – only a few tables were occupied on a calm weekday night and I would most certainly come back to try out more of their authentic Italian cuisine!

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A jazz live band in the front serenading Senja’s patrons 

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Complimentary Italian bread

I would appreciate it if the bread was hotter- it was cold although warmed up in the fireplace oven! The sauces and olives were pretty good, fortunately.

P_20160120_200058Risotto con Crema d’Aglio, o, Petto d’Anatra Scottato e Salsa al Vino Rosso or known in English as a garlic cream risotto with smoked duck breast in Barolo wine sauce

My boyfriend and I both had the risotto. It was cooked just right and absorbed the cream very well. The duck breast was also seared perfectly- it was juicy and tender.

P_20160120_202132 (1)Tiramisu with strawberry compote

The tiramisu was as authentic as it could get. Although the ladyfingers were a tad too wet for my liking, the coffee and rum syrup soaked in it wasn’t too sweet and the mascarpone cheese was light and fluffy. Topped with the not too heavily sugared strawberry compote and dark chocolate on top, it was a wonderful dessert that filled us up for the night.

We wanted to try their pizzas and other antipasti dishes, but we were so stuffed with just the risotto and the tiramisu on its own. It’s definitely a place to visit for a romantic candle-lit authentic Italian dinner experience 🙂

Check Senja out here

They’re closed on Mondays and open everyday. Do note that the dress code for Senja is smart casual and no athletic wear, shorts or sandals.

Tues – Fri  

12.00 pm – 2.30 pm (last order at 2.00 pm)

6.30 pm – 11.00 pm (last order at 10.30 pm)

Sat, Sun & Public Holidays        

6.30 pm – 11.00 pm (last order at 10.30pm)