Friday, November 30, 2012

Sabah 2012 - Part 1

I've been to several places before be it within Malaysia or some other countries but Sabah was the most beautiful place to visit. I was wondering the reason people especially the westerners kept visiting Sabah and later I'd treasured this beautiful place on my own. The view was tremendously breathtaking besides the calming of sea view awaits the people who love to embrace the nature of Borneo. I would like to start the journey on the first day right after we landed on 'land below the wind'. Have you heard this phrase before? Sabah is known as 'Sabah Negeri di Bawah Bayu'. Beautiful name indeed.

We went to Philippine's market once we checked in the hotel and had our lunch near to the hotel. We had sightseeing along the waterfront where people selling fresh seafood and local stuff. Some of the seafood not familiar to me and might not found in Peninsular. Plus, I'd the chance to witness the giant tuna where it can only be found in deep sea. When I said it's giant, it's a huge one and I really meant it. The lobsters on the other hand were selling side by side and being a food lover I'd direct imagination of the lovely taste once we bake them with cheese. Oh my!

How I wish to have all of these back in Peninsular with lower price~

The first night was blissfully spent in Tanjung Aru where you can stroll along the beach. Nothing much as it's similar to Danga Bay in JB. This is where Tanjung Aru Perdana Park was situated where the visitors could enjoy the music fountain. We'd dinner somewhere in town near the 'Todak' statute. It's quite familiar for visitors and the local too for those who wanna try variety of seafood cook upon request. I was not able to snap the photos of what we eat that night as each of us were freaking hungry and impatient to try them out!!

Last but not least, we'd performed our jama' prayer before went back to the hotel to sum up our first day in Kota Kinabalu. The mosque known as Masjid Sembulan which is one of the Masjid Besar in Sabah besides the floating mosque known as Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu. (will update later)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Insaf, Jalan TAR

I'd always wanted to try new places for having good foods be it from street stalls and up to fine dine. Good food and travel is my middle name but I don't speak Prada. I won't understand. Hihi! I'm not a picky eater, love to try any new menus so long it is Halal. I've heard before that people kept mumbling the good taste of Insaf's Beriani but never had the chance to try it out. I was so enthusiastic to have the Beriani's once I backed from Genting. We had late lunch upon that and only God knows that our stomachs were growling along the journey. The waiters welcome us nicely once we entered the restaurant and luckily their air-conditioner functioned well. For KL people, you would know the weather along Jalan TAR right? The crowd, heavy traffic and loads of foreigners > <

Look at his too much focus put forward upon the food. The below picture was his first round of Insaf's Beriani and later he asked for Chicken Kurma Beriani. Two plates in one shot and yet he can maintained his ideal weight. Huhh! He had lamb Beriani at first but he preferred on Chicken Kurma. The best he said and two thumbs up was given.


I opted fried chicken the most. The meat was tender and juicy and what I love the most is it was not too dry. The taste blended nicely with the aroma of the rice which it comes with moist texture. Acar and Papadom will be served together with the Beriani. The price wise is RM14 for a set of Beriani regardless of lamb, beef or chicken. I ordered Mango lassi for the drink and it also taste nice. It's preferable to quench your thirst during the sunny day. It's a bit overprice for a drink with such tiny glass which was RM6.00 $_______$

Long post but I hope it would be helpful for those who never been to this place before and yet love to try. The restaurant situated besides Minerva bookstore along Jalan TAR. You'll be easily spot this place as it facing the main road.