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Sunday, January 03, 2016

Yi Pin Dim Sum Restaurant 亿品点心酒楼 at Taman Pelangi Indah, Johor Bahru.

Yi Pin Dim Sum Restaurant 亿品点心酒楼 (N1.57732 E103.80051) is a new dim sum restaurant located along Jln Cantik 6 (Tmn Pelangi), they just started operation more than month ago.

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Yi Pin Dim Sum Restaurant 亿品点心酒楼

The restaurant dining area seperated into non-air condition and air conditioning area to provide choices for customers, decoration was simple but comfort.

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Non-air conditioning area

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air conditioning area

Understand from the manager - Mr Francis, they serve mixture of local and Hong Kong style Dim Sum. The 2 Chefs are from Guangzhou China, and they are trying their best effort to serve better Hong Kong style 港式 dim sum with but acceptable by local (because not every local can accept the original taste from Hong Kong) They even serve their homemade chili paste.

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Homemade chili paste

The dim sum below were all recommended by the Manager Mr Francis.

*  Steamed shrimp dumpling 亿品虾饺皇
Thin skin with the feel of the fresh shrimps.

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Steamed shrimp dumpling 亿品虾饺皇

*  Fried BBQ rice rolls 金银炸两肠
Popular in Hong Kong and now first try in Johor Bahru, advise having while its hot!

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Fried BBQ rice rolls 金银炸两肠

*  Sauteed radish cake with XO sauce 金牌XO酱炒萝卜糕
Nice XO sauce!

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Sauteed radish cake with XO sauce 金牌XO酱炒萝卜糕

*  Shanghai style steamed pork dumpling 秘制灌汤小笼包
Beware of the piping hot broth spill out!

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Shanghai style steamed pork dumpling 秘制灌汤小笼包

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*  Siew-Mai 鲜虾烧卖皇
Above average.

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Siew-Mai 鲜虾烧卖皇

*  Minced pork and century eggs porridge 皮蛋瘦肉粥
Nice and tasty! Advise not to take too much, unless you don't want to try others dim sums from the restaurant.

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Minced pork and century eggs porridge 皮蛋瘦肉粥

*  Bean curd sheet soup 灌汤鲜竹卷
First in JB! Taste was unique and special!
Must try!

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Bean curd sheet soup 灌汤鲜竹卷

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*  Steamed custard cream bun with egg york 港式金黄流沙包
Not bad and serve with bigger bun.

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Steamed custard cream bun with egg york 港式金黄流沙包

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*  Steamed bean paste chicken claws 秘制鼓汁蒸凤爪
Assumed it was very good...because before I had chance to grab one, the plate was empty in front of me...

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Steamed bean paste chicken claws 秘制鼓汁蒸凤爪

*  Baked BBQ pork bun (char-siew) 金牌菠萝叉烧包
Unique with the char-siew filling in the bun, thumbs up!

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Baked BBQ pork bun (char-siew) 金牌菠萝叉烧包

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*  Portuguese egg tart 特色葡式蛋挞
Smaller portion compare with those available around, but special crunchy outer skin with the good taste of egg and butter!

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Portuguese egg tart 特色葡式蛋挞

*  Hong Kong snow 'Mei-niang' 港式雪媚娘
A 'Hong Kong dessert.' Served in cold, perfect combination with the super tender outer skin and the butter filling with mango taste. Must try!

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Hong Kong snow 'Mei-niang' 港式雪媚娘

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Among all, the 'har-gao' (shrimp dumpling), bean curd sheet soup, BBQ pork bun and Snow 'Mei-niang' are not to be miss. Do try their porridge, but don't finish it alone...share with friends or family members, because you need to taste other dim sums.

It's a ideal restaurant to enjoy your weekend breakfast with friends or family, that why the restaurant will be pack of peoples during weekend Fri, Sat and Sun. Be patient if you are visit the restaurant during the above mentioned days...

Price from RM4.90 - RM9.90 (It's reasonable with the serving food quality)

The business hour of the restaurant is from 7am - 3pm daily. Give yourself a chance to taste the Hong Kong style dim sum if you are happen in Tmn Pelangi Indah area.

Yi Pin Dim Sum Restaurant 亿品点心酒楼
45, Jalan Cantik 6,
Taman Pelangi Indah, 81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor Bahru.
Business hour : 7am - 3pm daily
Tel : +6013-7878 665

Location map of Yi Pin Dim Sum Restaurant at Taman Pelangi Indah, Johor Bahru.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Restaurant and food in Club Med Cherating, Kuantan.

The Mutiara Restaurant is the main restaurant in Club Med Cherating which has elegant setting around the pool. It's start operating since morning 7am till evening, many food counters are available at every corner...

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Mutiara Restaurant, Club Med Cherating

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Mutiara Restaurant, Club Med Cherating

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Mutiara Restaurant, Club Med Cherating

Beside the traditional Malaysian or Asian food, there are also international food served at different counters. Most of the food counters impressed us because the food changing from morning, noon and evening...means even same counter, it won't be same food depends on the time you visit.

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Chinese food counter

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Western food counter

Too many counters that I can't snap all...like dessert, fruits and many more!

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Some of the foods were average and some were excellent!

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I like this satay and the chicken chop! Especially the sauce...

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Sushi are available too...

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The chicken with the blue cheese sauce, awesome!

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The chicken roll above was special!

The Rembulan Restaurant (which is located at the private beach, about 5-10 mins from the main reaort) also serve similar food during the lunch hour with less variety, and less crowd. But the ala-carte dinner is nice, dining area is special arrange at the sandy beach but too bad it was fully booked during our visit...no luck for this time!

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Renbulan Restaurant dining area

The Noodles House is operating from 2.45 to 6 pm and from 9.45 to 11.30 pm. You will enjoy the tasty noodles from the menu provided.

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Noodle Bar of Club Med Cherating

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We tried on 3 types of different noodles from the bar, beef noodles (dried type) and the other 2 seafood noodles. Yummy!
The Tiger beer tap also available at the corner of the bar, where you can enjoy the fresh draught Tiger beer within your meal.

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The food served in Club Med Cherating were not heavenly delicious but considered enjoyable. They won't serve pork and lard within the club, which is suitable for those who don't take pork.

We were satisfied with all the meal in Club Med Cherating, especially they serve from morning till late evening...you can enjoy the food whenever you are hungry.

Related post :-
Club Med Cherating at Cherating, Kuantan

Club Med Cherating, Malaysia

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Club Med Cherating at Cherating, Kuantan

Club Med (Club Méditerranée) is a French corporation of vacation resorts found in many parts of the world, usually in exotic locations. It is considered the original all-inclusive resort.

"The Club was started in 1950 by former Belgian water polo champion Gérard Blitz. Blitz, a Belgian, had opened a low-priced summer colony of tents on the island of Majorca. Trigano supplied the tents, and in 1953 Blitz wooed him into a partnership. The first official Club Med was built the next year in Palinuro, Salerno Italy. The original villages were simple with members staying in unlit straw huts on a beachfront, sharing communal washing facilities. Such villages have been replaced with modern blocks or huts with ensuite facilities.
The club joining fee was set at 300 French francs and the cost of a two-week vacation at 15,900 francs.
If you like know more about the history of Club Med, please visit the Wikipedia here. 

It was our first visit to Club Med Cherating (N4.13877 E103.40784) during the year end school holiday, the journey took about 6 hours drive from Johor Bahru to Cherating.

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The security guard post at Club Med Cherating

It's a private club, means visitor cannot simply walk-in unless you are the guest of the club. Once we reached the main hall, the GO (Gentil Organisateur or Gentle/Kind Organiser) was stand-by and start to arrange our luggage to the room. Then we were direct to the reception for welcome drink and activities briefing...

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Main entrance of Club Med Cherating

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Reception of Club Med Cherating

The GO who welcome our arrival was Ms Jojo (if I'm not mistaken), she was friendly, humble and patiently explain the club facilities and activities to us and it was a hassle-free check in. Then all of us proceed with the club tour before we step into our room...
Let me show you the surroundings...

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The club house or the main hall

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The tourism counter for those who like to know more about Cherating

There was a bar counter at the left of the main hall, and it was the crowded area during the evening time...you can order your favorite juice, beer, cocktail or wine from this bar (yes, inclusive in the package)

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The bar counter

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Further left of the bar counter, it's cool and silent reading or should I say relax corner. I saw some of the guests holding their favorite cocktail and reading their books comfortably in this room (there's a desktop computer for guest to use it too)

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The huge swimming pool is located after the club house...well, look at the size of the pool, it included the adult, children and baby pool...

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The huge swimming pool of Club Med Cherating

The performance theater is at the left side of the pool, there will be performance every night on 9pm.

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The performance theater

You can enjoy the short 15 minutes Balinese massage is available just outside the theater, where you can relax within the crowd next to the pool.

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The Balinese massage area next to the swimming pool

The Spa center is at the end of the club house...which we didn't step in because the limited time stay in Club Med.

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The Club Med Spa Center

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There are still many activities within the area, I'll show you in my next posts...

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Signage are everywhere, don't worry...you won't get lost in Club Med!
We continued our tour to the next session, where all the rooms are located...the area was well maintained and green!

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The rooms in Club Med Cherating

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The building architecture is similar to the Malaysian traditional house...

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I like the green while we walked into our rooms...

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The rooms area were constructed in timber, with the touch of the tropical...

We booked 2 rooms which were equipped with one King's bed and two single beds, the 2 rooms were inter-connect (options you can select while you make your reservation online)

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The King's bed

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The 2 single beds on the next room

Each room also has a small bed which is similar size of the single bed and its more than enough for children or even adult....

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The small bed in each room

40" LED TV for each room, but we not even on it during our stay...haha...

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Simple and clean bathroom...same design for 2 rooms...

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The both rooms have the nice view of the garden area, we like it!

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Both were garden view...

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The view from our rooms...

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It might be our lucky number 'a1112'...haha!

First, we were impressed by the well maintained in every area, friendly staffs around and full of activities. Jojo (GO of Club Med) did pass us the activities schedule, and everyone was too excited to rock 'n roll once we settle everything in our room...

The Club area and rooms area were covered by high speed Wifi, don't worry...you are connected all the time! Unlike previously, where you need to keep all the phones, watches in the locker...(everyone was talking about it, but I haven't experience it before)

Stay tune on my next post for the Club Med Cherating...

Related post :-
Restaurant and food in Club Med Cherating, Kuantan.

*  Some of the photos were taken by phone's camera, apologies for the poor quality.

Club Med Cherating, Malaysia

Location map of Club Med Cherating