Nichinan Jidoriya @ Mid Valley

Thursday, September 18, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

Malaysia Day? Yeah! Another off day for us to bring the kids out for outing. I have decided to dine in this new eatery place called Nichinan Jidoriya located at Ground Floor, next to Beyond Veggie and same row with Starbucks cafe. Nichinan Jidoriya is the Japanese cuisine and offers variety reasonably priced bento set. The indoor place is almost full when we enter the restaurant and the outdoor space looks spacious.

The decoration is lovely with lots of teishoku displayed and that were nicely placed on the cabinet at each corner of the restaurant. 

Kids bowl is available and the staff is attentive too. My boy is playing with the large spoon hanging all over the place while I was admiring the interior which they have put in lots of effort to place the bowl into each spaces of the cabinet..The cleaning job looks hectic.

Unagi Set @ RM38.00 that comes with  Chawanmushi, a bowl of salad / vegetable, some preserve / pickles, a miso soup, rice and also the 2 x watermelon sliced for dessert.The smooth Chawanmushi is fill with mushroom and chicken meat, savoury Japanese appetizer. This is consider an expensive delicacy among all in the menu and when it was served on our table, I was shocked by the portion of the unagi.

For RM 38, I only get 6 small sizes of the unagi!! The unagi is succulent and rich in flavour, but obviously we are cheated for paying RM 38 for such small portion. I browse through from the website and saw a post from a blogger, her unagi set have 10 pieces in a row and the sizes also seems to appear bigger than my set.

The miso soup was extremely salty..I wonder why and look at my hubby asking him two times.." This is very salty" And he said yes..We just try one sip..That is enough..awful miso soup.

Hot green tea - can be refill

Teriyaki Salmon Set @ RM22.00 - Simple dish, our favourites when comes to Japanese restaurant we usually order salmon dish. Stone grilled salmon in teriyaki sauce served with egg custard (Chawanmushi) , 2 small watermelons, pickles, salad, a bowl of rice and miso soup. The salmon is fresh and drizzled with teriyaki sauce.  The Teriyaki sauce adds sweetness and flavor to the finished fillet.

The fruits is fix and cannot be change to anything else. Compared to the Japanese restaurant which I had at the Weld Shopping Mall, the staff is very kind and flexible to change the fruits to Mochi for customers. without any additional charges.

This place is ideal for bento set and dining in with nice environment. Another fun day hunting for food with my naughty kids.

*Forgotten to snap a pictures of the outdoor seats..dining in with less than 35 minutes and the kids is throwing tantrum for their milk and nappy time.

Nichinan-shi Jidoriya

Unit G(E) 010, (TLE)0902, 
Ground Floor, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra
Kuala Lumpur, 59200 

*Just next to Beyong Veggie*

Tel : 60 3-2284 1311

LEGOLAND Malaysia @ Nusajaya,Johor

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

Planned our trip carefully and selected 9 July 2014 to depart driving for 3 1/2 hours to Johor. Done some research on the website on the places to visit and also booked our hotel stay in Nusa CT which is just 5-8 minutes drive from Legoland. Through out the journey, my girl sleep and was lucky that she did not vomit. Smooth journey and it is also my first time visiting Johor city. We reached early at 10.30 am but have difficulty to look for their parking lot. There is no clear sign and we making few turn and also stop by the hotel to look for the parking.Then, we turn again and notice there is a small walkway entrance showing Parking Zone  3. It was very confused and no one is there to show us the way. We looking for any available security guard and found one and he show us to park over the side of the Medini Mall. We need to walk inside the mall in order to find our way to the Legoland entrance
As we walking along the way to the entrance, we saw many shops and restaurant (KFC, Subway Burger King and etc) and some souvenir shops around there. We show them the tickets, and they just tear off one part of the ticket. No checking on our bags and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We went during weekdays so not really crowded and mostly are tourist. The Legoland is not really that huge that I expected but we have enough time to cover all the activities and places to visit. We did not actually study the map and just go along the way. The disturbing part is the weather. When we reached there, the rain stops, but still drizzling. Then as we walk inside, the rain stops again and we quickly walk around and start to take pictures.

Firstly, we will seeing this mini market located just beside after you enter the main entrance door, it just at your right hand side. Caught this Maybank lego statue

Then, we move on to the Land of Adventure. There are 4 Activities inside this park, Lost Kingdom, Beetle Bounce, Pharaoh's Revenge & Dino Island. I accompanies my girl playing this mini Bettle Bounce. I am so proud of my girl. She has grown up to be independent and wanted to play this herself. She enjoy it as much as I do..but I am little bit shaky..haha It's been a while I did not step into those theme parks. Then, I worry my girl if she is hungry after the long hours in the car, we stop by Burger Junction, just nearby to have our hotdogs and drinks. All food and drinks are in set menu and price is super expensive from RM 22. It was really costly!

It was extremely hot after the rain stops. I was glad that at least the sun comes out and we can move on to the next stations. We pass by this Miniland,  All creation of lego to make this wonderful Miniland. There are  famous scenes from 17 Asian countries, including the Petronas Twin Towers, the Merlion Statue, Airport, KL Tower, the Taj Mahal and etc.The whole of MINILAND is so amazing and some can move around.

  It took three years and more than 30 million LEGO® bricks to recreate some of Asia’s best known landmarks. Impressive place to admire how they make this Miniland.

Posing first

The cloudy sky hunting us and now we need to find some place to hide.. We quickly move to another section called Imagination with  6 activities in imagination park, Build & Test, Duplo Express, Dupro Playtown, Lego Studios-4D cinema, Observation Tower & Kids Power Tower.

My girl is excited when she saw the huge playground while myself and hubby looking around for some cool activities. The weather is unpredictable and I am praying so hard..Please don't rain..I beg you..

My girl enjoy the train ride..she happily sitting there on her own

The observation tower is heading 50 metres up and we are relaxing sitting there observing the fantastic view over the whole of LEGOLAND Malaysia. Air conditioning inside with ample of seats and exactly turning around one circle to see the whole place.

Next, we move to Lego Kingdoms with  6 activities to venture inside - The Forestmen's Hideout, Castle Stage, Dragon Apprentice, Royal Joust, Merlin's challenge & The dragon.. More to sight seeing for us as the roller coaster game is abit NO NO for all of us.

Can't get enough of the Miniland..there are so much to capture.. and now the weather is not so hot..
Also managed to catch the long train sitting inside seeing the scenery comfortably. We stop few places to rest and the toilets are clean, with some places that are air conditioning such as the lego bricks where the kids can go inside and stack the lego.

It's time for 4D movie show.. We need to queue early according to the time given. Crowded and they have certain show time. Ample of seats in the theater. I can feel the breeze, cooling air, with the bee coming out from the screen and my girl scream!..After 10-15 minutes of the show, suddenly the screen did not move at all and there are few bubbles coming out from the front and people at the front side is the most affected side..The white bubbles are keep blowing on their face non stop and also up to our place ( Lucky we are seated at the corner end near to the exit door at the upper side). The whole place is so cold and we are all felt irritated with the whole mess. 

After a while trapping inside the theater, only the staff announce that they have technical problem and they finally open the exit door for us..Such a scary experience and the most lousy theater I have been so far. They should defect the problem earlier and make announcement and solutions for us quickly. We all are stranded inside. Horrible!
After that, we back to the first station that we actually missed out. The Lego City. The rescue academy was quite fun. Three of us in a team and need to compete with each other driving out the fire engine car and stop by here the area to save the fire. And again turn back and drive back the car to the starting point.

We enjoy sitting on the boat and ride slowly. Again it was drizzling and we have to open our umbrella
Lego City concists of  7 Activities in this area - Rescue Academy, Lego City Stage, Legoland Express, The Shipyard, Lego City Airport, Boating School & Junior Driving School. My girl is scare .She tried the driving school but she is not confident enough.She enjoyed the most - Aeroplane ride..Driving up and down controlling herself. We have few rides again and again.

Not to forget another section called Lego Technic, 5 section - Lego Academic, Aquazone Waze Racers, Lego Mindstorms, Project X and Technic Twister. It seems like not suitable for my little girl age and we just pass by taking some pictures. We also saw this Starwars Lego section is under renovation and will open in Sept 2014.

Almost 3pm and we ask the staff to let us go outside for foods and come back again. He said only allow go out one time and they will put a cop on your hand. We went out the shops and have KFC to fill up our hungry stomach. The price is more expensive than the usual price. After all better than having inside Legoland which are more pricey. 

Now we are ready to go into the Waterpark. Pack our clothes and take a picture at the entrance. Saw the Legoland Hotel..Looks nice, perhaps we shall stay here next visit. 

LEGO-themed Water Park offers 13 water attractions with water-based slides, both for adults and kids slides are available, Lego Slide Racers, Splash Out and Splash ‘N’ Swirl; the kids would be entertained by this creative and colourful waterpark.

First of all, we need to change our clothing's. The changing rooms is big enough but was slippery. The Locker rates are RM20 for a small one and RM40 for a large one. Expensive and this rental is for an entire day and is valid for multiple access. The lockers are accessed electronically by pressing your own code. But we did not rent any locker, Just bring our bag inside. Anyway it's my girl that I want to bring her to explore the waterpark..I can just carry the bag and observe her. My hubby had a great time bringing her around the waterpark. She is brave enough to try few water activities.

Build-A-Raft River -  This river is very long and the water flow is quite fast. My hubby grab the bigger float and carry my girl along. Enjoying collecting the lego. But disappointing with the quality of the float as mention in the website that we can actually stack the lego onto the float. The float itself does not have the lego base and all are spoil.

This section is suitable for kids age 5 years and below. Large pool with shallow water which is design just nice for toddlers. There are 3 short slides here with one huge slides that my girl love it so much.

This beautiful setup called Joker Soaker build with different levels, variety of slides, and water cannons. There are very huge 2-metre LEGO Joker dumps 350 gallons water dropping off on your head anytime. My girl likes to climb to see the water flowing.

 Positive side: My girl first visit to Legoland theme park, The Friendly and Smiley Staff. The people working at Legoland Malaysia Water Park are friendly and helpful. Smiling all the way and when seeing you they will smile and said "HI.", more rides for kids and Legoland is the ideal place for family and kids.

Challenge : The Parking direction, The weather (cloudy, rainy and sunny), Lack of Rest Areas, Lack of Shades, No clear signage, Always asking us to take pictures which we are not obliged to, Some section are not well maintain especially the technical issue inside the theater, Too pricey on the food and drinks, Slippery floor in the locker room and changing area.

Legoland Malaysia

7 Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 
Nusajaya, Johor Darul Takzim 
79250, Malaysia

Car Parking : RM9.

Phone: +607 597 8888

Hotel Nusa CT :

Ninja Joe @ Low Yat Plaza Kuala Lumpur

Sunday, September 14, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

We bought two vouchers from Groupon for burger set at Ninja Joe for only RM 9.90 instead of RM 21.80 (Savings of 55% discount) . Such a good deal and ideal choice for our lunch. Located at LG Floor, beside DIY Shop, small place to dine in only. All is about porky meal here in Ninja Joe. They have change their menu and this round the burger sizes is bigger and comes with a set of soft drinks and pork nuggets. The pork nuggets is not in their menu and only comes together with the voucher set that we purchase. 
From the Groupon website, this voucher is only entitle for the following burger selection :

  • Pork burger, choose one: 
    - Chuck: pork burger with deep-fried onion rings (RM12.90 value)
    - Brucely: pork burger topped with melted cheese and vegetables (RM11.90 value)
    - Cheesy mushroom: pork burger with creamy mushroom sauce and topped with melted cheese (RM10.90 value)
    - Teriyaki burger: pork burger with teriyaki sauce and topped with vegetables (RM8.90 value)
  • Pork nuggets (RM5.90 value)
  • 1 x soft drink (RM3 value)

Speciality promotions of Jorrito for RM 7.90

The main four choices of pork burger..look yummy

Huge menu to choose your burger preference. Variety and even have bento set pork menu.

Every single order is prepared fresh, thus waiting time would be around 8-15 minutes.

Porkalicious lunch for both of us. Set includes soft drinks ( choices of pepsi, mountain dew, 7UP, and  ice lemon tea), pork nuggets and pork burger. 

We choose the Chuck burger ( the most expensive among all four choices) that comes with Juicy Bacon, egg, crispy onion rings and fresh vegetables. Satisfying meal.
 Brucely - This burger has a juicy grilled pork patty, tomato slice and dressed with fresh lettuce

After 1pm, here comes the lunch crowd and might need to wait longer time to get your pork burger

Another visit with my colleagues to NInja Joe and this round I tried the Jorrito RM 7.90. Wrapped with a slice of grilled pork meat and topped with tangy salsa. Appetizing and I enjoy every bite. Delicious and flavourful.
Teriyaki burger selection by my friend.

For RM 9.90 is really cheap and we are contented with this deal.

" Think pork burger, Think Ninja Joe"

Ninja Joe, Low Yat Plaza
LG-030, Low Yat Plaza, No 7 Jalan Bintang, 

Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang Central, 
55100 Kuala Lumpur. 

Business Hours : 10am to 10 pm

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Aroi Jing Jing Boat Noodle at Desa Setapak, Wangsa Maju

Sunday, September 14, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

Boat Noodles were originally served from vendors on boats floating in Bangkok’s network of canals. Lately, everyone is talking about BOAT NOODLE. That is the latest topic that we shared on how good it is, how special this boat noodle, how much bowl they have stack up and the long queue they have waited for the boat noodle to be served. I also want to join in the fun and sharing my own experience of having the boat noodle. Hubby agreed and we drive to Wangsa Maju Desa Setapak, the most happening place for food and of course the bad traffic..and apart from that is the parking hectic..If you able to find one parking lot,it will surely be your lucky day. 

I saw there is a post in FB, this boat noodle restaurant called Aroi Jing Jing is just opened on 5 Sept 2014. 10 minutes drive from my house, that's what makes me wanna dine in and try out tonight rather have to drive all the way to Empire Damansara ( this is the first outlet and famous as claimed by my friend who have tried that before) or Kuchai Lama. My friend told me that he has to queue and take numbers for the boat noodle and the waiting time is up to 1 hour. He said compared to the boat noodle he has tasted in Hatyai and Bangkok, this is merely a normal boat noodle and full of MSG...I never get a chance to try the boat noodle in Thai before even though I visited the Floating Market, so I am eager to try this boat noodle.

We are seated at the side with three chairs and small tables. The staff will come to you showing this cute and simple menu offering only two types of noodles (RM 1.90) each bowl and 4 types of drinks only. Soft drinks and mineral water  for RM 2.80.. Wow..sounds crazy!. The disappointment is both Thai Lemongrass juice and Thai Pandan Juice is sold out. Hubby went to the next door store to buy drinks. 

Aroi Jing Jing boat noodle version comes with the choices of two types of noodle The Thai Kuey Teow and Glass Noodle and we can choose for Soup or Dry. All are pork serving only. The good thing is we no need to wait or queue as describe by my friends. The serving time is less than 10 minutes. But I am also having hard time to communicate with the staff.

Slightly thick broth with pork meat & pork balls while the noodles is pleasurable. I add on chili powder on top.

The first plate I tasted is the dried version. Extremely salty!! After few bowls of dry noodles, the taste become better. Sigh..

Their noodles is consider good but for our second order, the noodles seems to be mixing together.
Obviously, the portion of each boat noodles are actually very little and hubby can in finished in two mouthfuls.

Each bowl comes with a piece of pork meat and meatball.

Two types of noodle..can fit in nicely into one spoon
Just enjoying staking up the bowls and to fulfill my foodie list that I have finally tried boat noodle..

On going Promotions : 'When you order 10 bowl, you will be given 3 extra bowl as FREE. So in total both of us just had 13 bowls..Burp..

Aroi Jing Jing Boat Noodle 

(Nearby the middle small roundabout, beside Fancy Mee)
Aroi Jing Jing Boat Noodle
21, Jalan 1/27B, Desa Setapak, 
Seksyen 2 Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.

Facebook Page : Aroi Jing Jing Boar Noodle Page
012-203 8628

For weekend Fri, Sat & Sun, 10am to 10.30pm..