Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Luigi Malones

We have went there four or five times, the food is great and the best thing is they open till very late, sometimes 11-12 a.m, which is cool since we prefer to have late dinners. Not a lot of places open late, but Luigi is located in a tourist-centered area, naturally they open a little later. I suspect other restaurants near-by like Texas open till rather late too.  

While the food is great, I declined to take much photo's because of the garish orange lighting, which is depressing. I dislike the outcome from orange lighting, its a pain in the butt to fix it after (it might not even look good after editing) So, I figure, rather than having orange pictures, I'd rather have black and white, haha. The effect turns out rather artistic, I might do it again whenever I encounter places with bad lighting.

Luigi Malones serves a variety of western food, they boast having the best pizza in town. Although Bella Italia and Little Italy also have great pizzas, Luigi Malone's Pizza are not bad either. One more place to get pizza, especially for late night supper. I like Michaelangelo and Salsiccia Fennel Pizza. Michaelangelo is similar to Hawaiian Chicken pizza with bits of chicken and sweet pineapples, while Salsiccia Fennel Pizza is topped with homemade fennel sausages, both are yummy. There are other choices of pizza too, would like to try Patata with potatoes on it. The prices are quite reasonable too.
Michaelangelo RM20.90

Michaelangelo and Salsiccia Fennel Pizza RM19.50
Omigod the sirloin steak is really good, the sauce that comes with it is also super awesome, I truly regretted that I did not order that. Next time, next time I will order that for sure. The Spaghetti Bolognaise is rather nice too, and I absolutely love the breaded mushrooms with garlic mayo. The mushrooms are crispy and fragrant, I don't know what the heck they put in it, but it's love at first bite. For desserts we ordered Profiteroles, my absolute favorite! Chewy puffs with melty vanilla ice-cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce, forget what I said about the garlic mushrooms, these Profiteroles are the LOVE of my life! (okay, I may be exaggerating too much, but I ain't no joking when I said they were awesome.)

Steak RM49.90 Have it with fries or potatoes

Sirloin Steak

Garlic Mushrooms RM9.90
Profiteroles RM8.90
Tempted to give them a try? They are impossible to miss at:
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu.


P/S: Is it Halloween today? Happy Halloween peeps! 

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Thursday Plantation Nuffnang Giveaway

"Tea Tree Dry Skin Relief from Thursday Plantation" Twitter Contest, I am one of the winners.
But I'm not sure whether I should be happy, or disappointed. Saw a post from Nuffnang Malaysia from it's Facebook Page: 

Sounds easy enough doesn't it, since I'm a big fan of Thursday Plantation's tea tree oil, I decided to enter for fun. I did not have much expectations about stuff like these cause I never won anything before. 

 And a few days ago, I got this email from Nuffnang saying that I'm one of the winners. I won 5 bottles of Thursday Plantation Dry Skin Relief worth RM165! Woots, I totally did not expect to be chosen! 

I was ecstatic, this is the first time I've ever won anything from a contest before! Until I saw this:

They're not going to send the prize to me? 
But...but....I live in Sabah, which is across the sea from Kuala Lumpur! 
There is no way I can go there myself without a plane ticket, and I haz no friends in KL. 

I've just written to Nuffnang, hopefully they could help.
Otherwise, I should just let it go, maybe they could give the prize to someone else. 

(sadness overload) 
P/S: You know what sucks more than not winning? Is to win but couldn't claim the prize. 

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Pancake House

While shopping at 1 Borneo, we happened upon this new restaurant, the large pictures decorating their walls are quite tempting so we decided to dine here, shopping is a hungry business. I didn't have my camera that time, so this is the second time we've been there.  We desperately wanted the Daing na Bangus (Vinegar marinated milkfish) but they are out of fish that day, dang it. 

I later discovered that Pancake House originally started in Philippines, it was more common over there and was only recently being introduced to Sabah. They have a branch at Karamunsing too, right next to KFC. 

They served both traditional and international food, a pancakes, loads of pancakes. 
Shrimp salad

Fried Chicken set, the sauce is very tasty, it's not only good for chicken.

Beef strip cheese pancakes set with sunny side up
 I preferred the one with maple syrup and franks from the first time I ate there. 
Seafood Gambero
 This I love, it's a very simple dish but was surprisingly delicious. 
I'm now partial to pasta with red sauce compare to the white, which I used to like. I need a break from Carbonara and Alfredo occasionally. 
House special set
 Made up with several of the house special in one dish. Tacos, spaghetti, fried chicken and a garlic bread.
Beef tapa
 The beef tapa is very tasty, my dad and brother love this. They ordered it both times. 


p/s: The orange lighting is bad for photography, no amount of editing can save them. Only Pixlr's default effects.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Malisa Flame Grilled Peri Peri Chicken

I'm rather ashamed to say that this post is long overdue. We were hoping to dine at English Tea House but the notice at their door said they have moved to Perdana Park. There was a funny story about the process of find out just that. We are so desperate to go but you know how hard it is to find a good parking spot near Jesselton Point. So we drove around for several time and finally found a spot quite a long walking distance away, in the end we reached the restaurant only to find that they've moved. 

This is pretty much how we look like.
 (Btw that's Oruchuban Ebichu, I don't know what the Japanese words mean, tho)
Oh well, since we've never been to Perdana Park, we decided to go with it. 
(The things we did for the sake of good food.) 
I took tons of photo's but only a few of them are good enough

We got there, wandered around and finally located the place, however when the menu was presented, it wasn't of English Tea House but Malisa Flame Grill Peri Peri Chicken. Never mind that, we have already been all over the place to finally have our butts firmly planted on the seats, we can't just get up and leave, right? 
Let's just see what they got and give them a try. 
The interior, we are the only diners there

There are many side dishes to chose from
Besides, the seat we took gave us a good view of the musical fountain blaring out local traditional and international classical musics synchronized with the interchanging patterns of the water and colored lights. It was kinda pretty. Sadly my skills on the camera is inadequate to take good pictures in the dark, but I'm improving.
Complimentary olives
 I love olives! I think I'm the only one in the family who appreciate these. 
Garlic Bread! 
 I love garlic bread too!  
 This is something new to me, but I sort of like it. The crumbly texture and various fragrant spices made this an interesting side dish. 
 Not a big fan of this myself, but my parents did.
Beans, beans, good for the heart, the more you eat, the more you- sorry, that was inappropriate
Got too carried away
Pink Lemonade
 I always wanted to know what is the big deal with pink lemonade, I still haven't found out yet.
Taste wise, like any yelllow lemonade, but the color sure is pretty. 
For every order of chicken, you get to chose 2 side dishes

Quarter chicken with Peri Peri sauce
 I couldn't quite accept spicy food, so I chose the quarter chicken with yogurt sauce below:
Quarter chicken with yogurt sauce
It was quite yummy, the sauce wasn't too empowering and the chicken was nicely tender.
The overall experience dining there is rather nice, and it's great to walk around the park, enjoying the music.


p/s: Usually I would painstakingly edit the colors and brightness of the pictures with Picasa's creative kit if they are taken in dimly lit restaurants, but since these are okay, I just used the Pixlr's Default effects (Josh), it gave the pictures a softer, brighter look you can get it for free at the Chrome Appstore. 

Sadly to say I never master the art of Adobe Photoshop, I even have the book- Adobe Photoshop For Dummies, haven't got past the first page. Sigh. Thank God (or more accurately, the creators of Pixlr and Creative Kit for foolproof editing apps.

Monday, 1 October 2012

L'Atelier French Restaurant

Discovered a new French restaurant in town, I wanted to try it since I saw it last month. 
Heard some good reviews from a friend, so here we are. 

Leek and Potato soup RM8
Our new favorite, it could use a bit more flavor though.
(Had to admit I'm guilty of abusing the salt shaker, a bit, just a tiny bit)
Grilled Fish Fillet with Herb Sauce RM35.90
The fish is done perfectly, succulent and  not too flaky. I'm not so used to the herb sauce, it's a bit sweet. I might try the other Pan fried fish with white sauce or their pasta next time. 

French Sausage with Mash RM35.90
Very meaty and flavorful. 

We also tried a Steak Au Poivre RM38.90 but I failed to capture a good shot (my bad). The steak is good, it has a tangy sauce, which taste suspiciously similar to Big Mac Sauce. My sister loves Big Mac, I might be able to persuade to try that. 

Canapes, complimentary from the Kitchen
Little tartlets filled with jam and a walnut. At least I thought it was jam.

Creme Caramel RM8.50
This is really nice, a very creamy texture.

Apple Crumble, also complimentary from the chef
Another dessert on the house, seriously why are they so nice? 

The food is great, the chef is literally running a one-man-show that night, playing the waiter, the cashier and cooking for us too. He made us feel welcomed.

Do support indie business like them, they are located at:

Lot 10, Block F,
Lintas Jaya Uptown, Kepayan
88300 Kota Kinabalu
016-8281712 or 088-725525