Saturday, December 31, 2011

Weekend getaway at Philea Resort, Ayer Keroh, Malacca (Part II)

And here we go.....

Tempat bermandi-manda

The cabins are equipped with fan and light for night swimming (i assume)

Beautiful view but the weather was shitty. It was drizzling therefore the pic came out gloomy


The buggy that brings us in and out within the resort. Can't walk out coz quite a distance and we were too lazy. Holidays are not made for walking.
The Pavilion Room

The surroundings

Our helpful buggy driver

Walkway leading to the cafe for our breakfast

The breakfast makan area

The cutlery 

Pancake master at work behind the glass

Our hearty breakfast. A bunch of gluttons I tell you...hehe

A school of Koi fishies

That pretty much wraps up our weekend getaway at Philea Resort & Spa. Great place to chill and we'll definitely go back in the near future. Another plus point of this place is that it has free wifi throughout and it's complimentary for hotel guests.

To get there, right after the Ayer Keroh toll take the first left turn. You will then see the signboard stating that Philea Resort is around that area. Turn left again and the resort is located on your right. It's easy as ABC!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Weekend getaway at Philea Resort, Ayer Keroh, Malacca

When it's near end of the year, the body turns into autopilot of laziness. Perhaps it's the rain, maybe it's the holiday season or the Christmas music lulling in the background. Who really knows? I was introduce to Philea by my bro Ms TEL. She was also dying for a weekend getaway to one of our favorite destination in Malaysia, Malacca. To a lot of people it may sound weird for it's so near to the city. But the love of good food and short drive to another town is too hard to resist.

The day started out with a late start coz we wanted a no rush break. Woke up when the body wants to, Ms TEL and Mr LSY came over to pick me and Mr Hubs up. Went for a dimsum lunch in ghetto Puchong. Placed our order and choice of Chinese Tea. One or two of the dimsum came with our tea and the order stopped. We were all hungry and was wondering WTH was going on. After signaling to the waiter and enquire about the slow dimsum delivery only then we were told that the kitchen is malfunction and smoky therefore the chef can't produce any morsels. WTH? If we did not took the initiative to ask, I think we had to wait til kingdom comes. We asked for the bill and paid it angrily and hungrily. If there was a pig walking the street at that very moment , I'm sure we will "telan" the damn thing without any hesitation.

Anyways, we then proceed to a nearby PappaRich for good ol' kopitiam food (no choice... i know you feel me, weekend is for eating tasty food only) and the food and drinks were served swiftly. Tummy filled and ready to hit the road! The time reads 3-4ish in the afternoon. Make a quick call to the resort to hold our rooms coz we're late for check in. Was told not to come early (eh?) coz the rooms are not ready. WTF? It's definitely not our day. Traffic was quite shite along the way coz a lot of people dunno how to drive.Sometimes I wonder how they pass and got their driving license.

We finally arrived at the resort around 5-ish. And proceed to check in, once again was told that the rooms are not ready! One of the check in staff said to wait for another 20 mins and another blurted out a 30 mins waiting time. We din give a shite as we are contented to be there. Had a lil chat (chicken backside..can't help it lor) with the friendly staff there and was told that there was a lot of late check outs from the previous nite (kiasu company trip staff, the company name starts with an H and has 5 letters and from Japan, quite popular on the road in Malaysia).

I realised that I'm writing too much unnecessary information here. Therefore, I shall proceed with the photos. Here you go folks, unveiling first time ever Philea Resort *drum roll please*

The signage outside the resort

The facade of the resort. Entrance to the lobby area

The signboard

Rila just wanna have some fun

This Christmas tree is made out of recycled mineral water bottles. It's their eco-effort and guess the number of bottles correctly and stand a chance to win something. Forgot to read what the prizes were. But these days, all prizes are iPads.(trust me!)

One of the minum and hangout lounge

An attempt for a gingerbread house. Not too bad.

Ugly as fuck Christmas deco. But love the place.
Entering the room, the sofas and my handbag

Comfy king size bed. We all love it and can sleep anytime. We give it 11 out of 10 points. haha

Entertainment area (i think there's about 10 channels max but who's here to watch tv?)

Above the desk is the Daikin a/c, quiet and too cold for words.

Ruang membuang sisa-sisa badan

Rain shower...want to install one at home lor after using it...damn you rain shower!

Had 2 bubble bath session here myself... so relaxing muahaha

Clean towels to wipe the body after shower

Complimentary coffee & tea

The power socket, nice to see but not lasting wan.. very fast spoil. We had a discussion about it at night.

Welcome fruits...din touch any coz no time 

Who's dat you ask? Rila in the house!

Apparently, there's a cut off of photos in each blog post. Therefore I have to end this Part I of Philea Resort here and write another post.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I'm super duper happy today coz I can finally blog mobile-ly. I've tried logging in using the iPhone and it doesn't work. Quite pissy sometimes coz inspiration might be flowing at that time. Special thanks to Mr Hubs for making it happen. Love you long time!

The main purpose is to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

On a sadder note, Aunty H did not cook her delicious Christmas feast this year (miss out a lil on the Christmas spirit). However, there'll be a potluck Christmas dinner tomolo so it's not too bad. Time to spend with friends instead ^_^

I have lost 70% of my voice and it's a major bummer! I guess Ms JL will have to shout out greetings on my behalf to everyone.

For those who are traveling this hols season, be safe!

Saturday, December 24, 2011


I will blog soon.... it has been a while and I miss you my beloved blog.... Plenty of food stuff to write about... And some lovely new places to explore... Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Love this iPhone app

Downloaded 2 new apps on my iPhone as recommended by Ms WC. She's the papparazzi in the office, taking incriminating photos of unassuming colleagues. The photos are not too clear as I'm using a 3GS but please bear with me coz I'm waiting for contract to end. Can't stand the yellow man. Time for a change.

RAW's cappuccino is my kryptonite. Simply love, love, love their coffee. Very friendly staff and tasty organic vegetarian food. Service can be slow at times due to limited staff.

Been meaning to check out this cosy little nook located at e-Tiara, Subang Jaya. Finally made up our mind to check it out tonight and we're not dissapointed. Price is okay, service is extremely good and fast. Food portion is small to make room for desserts.

A few doors away from Ben & Nick's Diner is Haikara Style Cafe & Bakery. Quaint cafe operated by Japanese. Price is good and smooth coffee. From (L) is Iced "Sumikaya" Coffee and (R) is Cream Cappuccino. The cream cappuccino live up to its name, with whipped cream on top, smooth coffee below and garnished with orange zest.

Things that do not belong inside a car

#1 Used sanitary napkin
#2 Used condom
#3 Unwashed undergarments
#4 Big ass soft toy blocking the rear end mirror view for e.g those resting tigers found in most cars. Perhaps they are employees of Maybank but the rest of the world need not know about it
#5 Putting a t-shirt over the car seat, it looks like someone is inside the car and scare the shit outta people when it's dark

Monday, October 17, 2011

I love Sumi-ka Japanese Grill

We are crazy nom-ster because we are Malaysian. Proud to be one and will always be one. I will write about my noms-capade regardless of it being interesting or boring. This is my blog and I shall blog about whatever I like.

Not so recent and not quite long ago, Ms CAV had the notion to try out this place in Subang call Sumi-ka in SS15. We are aware that there are plenty of authentic Japanese restaurants in that area but what makes them so special? Sumi-ka only opens in the evenings and requires reservation. Most of their patrons are Japanese and it goes to show how good they are. You don't see Japanese eating at Sushi King...haha suck dat!

To be honest, we were not dissapointed with the food and that's y me and Mr Hubs went back for a second time. If you're not a big eater, it probably won't costs much as the price is per stick depending on what you order. But the same can't be said about me and Mr Hubs as we have an appetite for good food. (who doesn't?)

Enough nonsense. Let's take a look at the visuals...a picture paints a thousand words...

The master chef at work. I salute him for his durability towards the grill. It's hot and smoky. And he has a system that never goes wrong. Food is served.

The salad. To neutralize the food I suppose? Raw cabbage is good.

Edamame beans. As an appetiser and to lower calories. I would think so. This is my own personal assumption.

The menu to heaven on a stick.

Simple cutlery to a good meal.

Japanese menu. I can't read a single word. I just thought that it's cool to snap this picture and to show how authentic this place is.

The alcohol with labels of the patron's name. This shows that they have a lot of regulars. It is indeed an izakaya.

The seating arrangements. We made reservations therefore we had first class seats in front of the grill and get to watch the chef at work.

Rice cake wrapped with pork slice.

Mentai wrapped with pork slice.

Chicken Skin.

Spicy Miso sauce beef (not so spicy).

Chicken Wings.

Squid (Ika) - my personal favorite. With a hint of raw salt and fresh chewy texture.

Miso sauce beef.

Chicken Thigh Mentai.

Potatoes with butter (yumzter)

Chicken Gizzard.

Baked Onigiri - Mr Hubs personal favorite.

Eggplant with Salmon Flakes.
I normally do not share the address of the restaurants that we nomz, not out of selfishness. I have a habit of forgetting it and I am not a professional food blogger. I write about what I feel. But if you insist on trying out this delightful place, here you go :

No. 19, 1st Floor,  Jalan SS15/4, Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Tel : 03-5632 9312/016-2249312

If you ask me whether I think it's expensive to eat here. I would say, depending on what type of person you are. At times, you can't label a place by the price you have to pay for the food. If the food is good enough and causes palate explosion, what is a couple of hundred bucks? You need to reward yourself once in a while with good food. Self satisfaction is more important with the increase in work stress. You will not be sorry to eat here.

A word of advise : Do not be a smart-ass and walk-in. Make reservation. And don't be late. You will only have limited time to eat. And this is the type of place where you should sit down and enjoy the food and skill of the chef.
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