9.12.17

This was last Sunday and I am already on vacation in Guangzhou and Macau now. I will blog about my retreat when I am back next week. Oh... I really have craving for Korean food lately, no thanks to the Korean drama and I pestered my wifey to go back to Hong Dae in Taman Permas Jaya, JB, which served great Korean cuisines.

It was quiet at 3pm , come 6pm, it's super crowded!!

Up and below, varieties of korean dishes


Miso seafood soup... My kid loves it. It carried some spicyness but it's great tasting. It's slightly different from the Japanese variety. 
And my favourite Korean Ginseng Soup... I can finish the entire bowl. 

Here's one of the better places for Korean food in JB! Will come back again! Have a good weekend!

5.12.17

I blogged about  plantar fasciitis in my last post and I have been suffering from it for the past two years. Well, I am still not too sure what are the treatments except taking anti-inflammation and painkillers, which GP always prescribe, but I guess rest from running might help. And, getting good apparels like wearing good cushioning shoes too. In fact, I think it all started after a half-marathon run and later, I wore a pair of shoes with poor cushioning for a week long trip.

Here's an excerpt from wiki on the disorder -

Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.[1] The pain is usually most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest.[3] Pain is also frequently brought on by bending the foot and toes up towards the shin and may be worsened by a tight Achilles tendon.[3][2] The condition typically comes on slowly.[2] In about a third of people both legs are affected.[1]

I am trying acupunture later and see how it goes. Btw, I got these from my contractor who also sold sports apparel.

A recovery compression sock wore after a workout

It's pretty tight and I shouldn't wash it too often as it will loosen very soon

Recovery after a run 
The socks seems help as I felt the pain eased after wearing it for a few days but it also helps by wearing a good cushioning shoes. It did come back again especially when I wore my old running shoes and I have since discarded it. And, of  late, I shop for a new shoes and got a Brooks Glycerin 14, a recommendation from a seasoned runner. I will blog on my experience with the shoes later.


I will work on the recovery as a full marathon is still on my bucket list. Oh.. I love Korean Ginseng Soup lately and got my fix in Seoul Garden Hot Pot.


Have a good week!

28.11.17

I have cut down on my running since early this year after suffering from plantar facittis, or simply heels pain, for almost two years. In fact, my doctor asked me to do a short run once a week only and don't participate in anymore running events till my heels fully recovered. Well, rest did help as the pain went away especially when I never run for 4-5 days but it came back when I started running. However, I still do short runs of 2KM at the treadmill for two times per week and an outdoor run of 5KM weekly. I am actually getting lazy to run after never run for more than 5KM except the half-marathon which I did in last April. Thus, the 5KM run did at least push me to run and catch some fresh air though sometimes I walk a bit and usually, took a breather after the halfway mark of 2.5KM. This is a far cry from those days when I did 10KM-15KM weekly back then! Sigh!

The good thing is after the 5KM weekly run with my friends, we usually rewarded ourselves with some good food nearby. Yes, the calories we burned were quickly compensated back ! LOL.

One of our favourite eateries is Restaurant Ayam Penyet President, located in Sports Hub, Singapore. Besides ayam penyet, they also offered a lot of Indonesian cuisines.

Catfish (Lele Pesmol)

Ayam Penyet

Gado-gado

Satay 

Tahu Telur
The food is the reward for the 5KM run...LOL. Anyway, I intend to re-train myself again. I miss those running days! :)

10.11.17

The rainy season has started and I do look forward to it as the days are cooler and I sweat lesser in the morning while going to work. Of course, I dreaded floods in many parts of the country and I pray that the affected areas stay dry soon and folks will go back to their normal lives. Back to my post, since it's been raining lately, I decided to go for something warm this evening and Korean Ginseng Chicken soup comes to my mind. I was at Seoul Garden Hotpot in Northpoint Shopping mall, Singapore.

free flow kim chi, spicy radish and onions 

Hot Ginseng chicken soup 
I didn't workout this evening after doing weights and ran consecutively for three evenings. Thus, it's time to wind down a bit for the weekend and warm myself up too with a bowl of nutritious chicken soup. And, time to plan for next year for my goals as well as my year end holidays!! I think I also need to plan how to improve my earnings with my blog! :)

Have a good week!

1.11.17

Usually I was the one who suggested to try out new eateries but this time round, my wifey discovered a newly open restaurant and she thought it's a good idea to go there for lunch. That was two Saturdays ago, before I went for my ...urh... root canal treatment. It's actually B.E. Cafe in Taman Molek, where they have moved to a new location here.

That place was quiet when we reached there almost 2pm. I like the clean, quiet and relaxing environment there. Served by a friendly waitress, we got our orders done efficiently. My ideal lunch for the weekend was always a non hurried, relaxing, less crowded and comfortable eatery. That's how I wind down during the weekend. :)

My little princess enjoying the relaxing and quiet ambiance.

An Aglio Olio for my son who shared with my wifey as he always love plain pasta.
A nasi lemak with fried chicken cutlet for me. Oooh... I'm getting fat! :(

A serving of waffles while delighted my little princess.

And not forgetting my Americano.
Have a great week!

23.10.17

Oh... I been bogged down by a toothache in one of my upper molar,  and have been in and out of my 'atas' dentist clinic  for four times, in a month.The first time he didn't do anything but subscribed medicines to me as there was an infection in my tooth, where some nerves seems got infected. After taken the meds, the pain seems gone but I went back a week later and facing a probable extraction which was diagnosed earlier and that kept me tense for a week. Anyway, I praise God that a filling will do after he took an X-ray and that was great news as I don't have to lose an important tooth. However, he added a root canal is a better treatment for me. The filling seems to be a temporary solution although the pain is gone.  So, after 2 weeks, I decided to go back for the root canal and the days leading up to the treatment was quite tense. Anyway, Praise God again that the procedure was almost painless. However, after the treatment and with the anesthetic wore off, there was some disxomfort and I decided to go back for my final treatment, which is to close up the tooth with permanent fillings. It was really a month of dental blues!! And that 'atas' dentist doesn’t come cheap, though he did a superb job !

Prior to that, after my usual weekly run with my colleagues, we went to Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh for dinner at sports Hub, Singapore.


Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh
The side dishes , i love the mui cai.

Mee sua for those who doesn't want rice

Bak Kut Teh in clear soup, Singapore style!

More pork braised

And dry Bask Kut Teh in claypot too.

I guess I gotta stop meat for a while and go for softer food. LOL... Have a good week!

15.10.17


I was hooked to Korean dramas lately, thanks to my wifey who has been chasing every episodes found on TV! I was not a fan before this but after watching some episodes of Doctor's Crush, somehow I find it entertaining with pretty actresses and cute actors, and I am spending more and more time on K-drama. Now, I understand why aunties and ladies love it, the stories are always romantic in nature, the guys were good-looking and acted gentlemanly while the ladies are gorgeous and mostly girls-next-door type. Added with a nice storyline, it makes a feel good drama compared to those serious and or blood-gore type. I am watching Hospital Ship now online.

And, after seeing many food scenes too, I had a craving of Korean food and ended up in a new restaurant, in Permas Jaya, JB,  Hong Dae. I always like Korean Ginseng Chicken soup which is the only Korean dish that I knew, besides kim chi and bibimpap.

My favourite Ginseng Chicken Soup

Miso seafood soup for my wifey 

Assortment of Korean small dishes 

We just ordered the above for the three of us, as my kid attended a birthday party. It's enough for us especially there are so many small dishes for us which can be top-up.

Now, time to go back to the mushy Korean dramas.....

4.10.17

Before I went into hibernation at this point of time last year, I used to post lots of Japanese food especially ramen. Well, I thought why not I do another one in this post since I just patronised the grand Warakuya Restaurant last weekend.

It really looks grand outside and spacious!
The restaurant - Folks waiting for their seats while they served free tidbits, fruits and beverages. There's even a small shop selling Japanese stuffs and three massage chairs for tired legs.
If you are coming on weekends, it's best to do an advance booking but still, there is some waiting time. We waited almost 40 mins even though we called in to book. And, now the food ....

Some specialty sushi 

Japanese Pizza ... it's crunchy with full of seaweed taste!

Assorted sushi and sashimi

Fried rice and Cold Soba
Cawanmushi ....our favourite
 The food really tasted good and to me,  it's one of the better Japanese restaurant in JB. I understand they have three branches here in Permas Jaya, Taman Pelangi and Mount Austin. Will visit the other two when I am free. Have a great week!!

28.9.17

I thought this was another local cafe with a Starbucks or Coffee Bean theme which operated by the Super Group, more known for their 3 in 1 coffee sold all over the country and Singapore. Located at the less popular Aeon Permas Jaya, their manufacturing plant was just 2KM away. It was only until I realised they served meals , and not just desserts to go along with the coffee.

The environment was pleasant with a few tables and sofas and it was relaxing dining there. After all, this Aeon was not as crowded as the other five Aeons in JB.
Super Cafe... pictures courtesy of Super Cafe facebook page
While running some groceries after fetching my kids from tuition nearby, we decided to try out the food there and  had brunch.  I guess this is the only or the first cafe that the Super Manufacturing Group opens.

A pancake and ice cream with chocolate syrup on top for my little princess

Aglio Olio for my wifey

My kid and I ordered a set each of their breakfast set.
Overall,  the food was great and I especially love the scramble eggs, which was also my kid's favourite. I definitely love their Americano, which was thick and slightly bitter which really perks me up for the day! After having a light breakfast, I considered this a brunch and it was a good one!

Have a good weekend!

27.9.17




Well, thanks for the comments left in my two previous teasers and it was great to see there are still comments coming in after I stayed inactive for almost a year!! Yeah, I have taken a year break from  blogging and all ready to come back, with some new ideas. I will create some pages of interests in the coming weeks and probably will stick to a few topics instead of 'rojak' posts like the past. Of course, food is included as I always love to introduce new makan places in JB.

I also chose a new theme for the blog instead of using bloggers' themes and I am loving this theme. Hope you guys like it too. More to come albeit gradual updates and will visit your the blogs in my list again!

I be back..... !