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Sibu Kampua Mee 寺巫干盘面

Being a Malaysian, I am a bit(yes, a bit only) shy to say that I have never been to Sarawak. I give myself an excuse that it is too far away from my lovely hometown, Penang island. The air ticket is quite expensive to travel from here to there. But, I think that I am lucky enough to know a friend from Sarawak, which willing to share with us the recipe of their local famous food, Kampua mee ("Gam Mua" noodle (干盘面)). Kampua mee is from Sibu and it is Fuzhou (福州) food. My first impression about Kampua was it almost same as dry Wan Tan Mee (干云吞面), as the sauce is black in colour and it is dry mee. Well, look at the recipe and cooking method, let's compare the differences.

 

Mae Salong Restaurant | Sungai Petani

We were very surprised and excited when we arrived at there. Environment is very good to me. We like Bali style and their design is very closed to Balinese design. We snap few photos and quickly order foods as many people were dining there.

 

Kuro Goma Ice Cream | Japan Yokohama

During our visit to Japan Yokohama China Town, we noticed a black colour ice cream. It is now winter season in Japan, but the cold weather does not stop us from trying this unfamiliar colour ice cream. It is a black sesame flavour ice cream which cost 260 yen. Kuro means black and Goma means sesame in Japanese.              

 

Plain Cheesecake | Baked with Rice Cooker

Cake can be baked in several ways, by using an oven which is the most common way. I knew that cake can be steamed with gas as well. But have you ever tried to bake a cake with rice cooker? Basically I do not hear people in our country bake with rice cooker, and I was surprised to see a book that introduces how to bake a cake with rice cooker. Without further consideration, I bought the book.    
Dinner at いろはかるた Izakaya 居酒屋| Kyoto Japan PDF Print E-mail
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IrohakarutaKyotoIzakaya居酒屋is a place where Japanese gather together for eating, drinking, smoking and talking. To be more precise, it is a place for them to drink, drink, drink and drink non-stop.

Since it is a place for drinking, many Izakaya provide drinking buffer (飲み放題 "nomihoudai") package. If you are to order a set package, many of them come with appetizer, main dishes, salad, dessert and some side dishes. The drinks are buffet type and you can choose from soft drink, wine, cocktail, sake and others. Most of them are alcohol.

I have visited to many of the Izakaya during the stay in Japan. Most of the times were attended farewell or welcoming party with Japanese colleague. I have no chance to take good photo during dining with them. When we travel to Kyoto, we had our dinner at one of the Izakaya, Irohakaruta Izakaya at Kyoto Japan. This is the time to capture as many photos as we can. Yuh Huu!

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Irohakaruta Izakaya

We ordered a dinner set with reasonable price of 2980yen/per person. The set came with appertizer, main course and side dishes.

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Korea kimchi yakisoba (fried noodle)

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Korea kimchi yakisoba (fried noodle)

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Salmon with vegetable

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Salad

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Salad with sauce (delicious Wink)

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Fried potato, vege and chicken

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Prawn cracker

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Mixed food plate

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Fried rice with soup

The drinks are buffet type and we ordered four with three alcohol drinks. I can't remember all of the name but generally, all are delicious especially the strawberry milk. Laughing

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Calpis (non-alcohol)

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Strawberry milk (alcohol)

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Alcohol drink

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Alcohol drink

A very relaxing with Japanese style environment inside the Izakaya.

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Inside the Izakaya (photo taken here)

If you have enough time to spend in Japan, I would strongly recommend you to have a dinner at Izakaya to experience the Japanese life in Japan. You will notice that over here, the laughing and chating voice will temperary cover their pressure and busy life style in Japan. Of course, you have to get ready to change all your clothes and take a bath after arrive at home as your body will be very smelly with smoking and drinking smell. Tongue out

For more information about the shop, please click here and the menu can be found here . You can visit any of the Izakaya in Japan, most of them serve delicious and fresh food with different variety in food.

 


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