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Station 1 Cafe

Posted in food,Johor Bahru,malaysia by chrisau on September 28, 2009
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Well, I was feeling quite restless and tired after work last friday night and decided to have something quick while I go back and rest. And, my wife who was driving passed by this cafe and thought maybe we just have our dinner here as it’s also stressful driving around thinking of where to have dinner. To my surprise, I feel so much better after been there for about 30 minutes. There was a live performance too, where singers were performing mostly slow and popular songs from english to mandarin. The place is also partly ‘open’, thus you can enjoyed the night breeze and with the dim lights, I really feel relaxed here. Here’s what I had for dinner.

IMG_1062Salmon Steak – I like the presentation. It took a while for them to prepare the meal, probably been focusing on the outlook?

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IMG_1049Here’s a quick snap of the interior. Quite a nice place for a chat, have a beer or coffee to wind down the day. This station 1 cafe is located at Taman Tun Aminah. There are few outlets in JB like Taman Molek, Bukit Indah and etc. Here’s their website.

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Toastbox

Posted in Johor Bahru,kopitiam,malaysia,toasts by chrisau on September 14, 2009
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I noticed this kopitiam is always next to Breadtalk, even in Singapore,  till I realised it’s under the same management. Well, I had this during tea on a hot sunday afternoon at Sutera Mall, JB. The toast doesn’t come cheap but it’s another great experience with good kaya in crispy bread.I love it , and so as my kid.

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Next, is the ‘kopi’. I witnessed the entire process of the coffee-making. Saw them putting in the coffee beans into the coffee grinder …. took out the powder, put it and stirred it in a big ‘coffee-pot’. And there goes the kopi-man, doing a few stunts of kopi-tarek until he took out the long filter and skillfully pour the coffee via the filter onto the small cup, while coffee bubbles are created.

13092009861The coffee is great…possesses nice aromatic smell and not too sweet and bitter. Just nice for me!

13092009864Here’s a look at the shop, where the decors are a bit nostalgic. Very typical ‘modern’ kopitiams indeed.

Don’t know what to eat…so, we went to Let’s Eat Restaurant

Posted in Johor Bahru,malaysia by chrisau on September 7, 2009
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It’s been raining lately and rather hard to go around looking around for good food. And, since we are at Tesco Plentong running our errands, I thought it’s a good idea to check out nearby Taman Molek. And, we are back in Let’s Eat Restaurant which is a HK type of eatery.

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If you happened to be there, do try their H.K. fried chicken. It’s very crispy and delicious. Dipped it in the sauce and you can’t help finishing the entire plate of appetizer! Cost – RM8.90

05092009854I had Beef with Shanghai Style Vegetable Rice. The beef slices are tender, slightly wet with gravy and it’s really quite a big bowl. I was very full after I finished the bowl. Cost – RM6.90

05092009853Their French Fried Rice is quite good and it’s also a big serving. It’s more likely catered to two persons. Cost – RM8.90

05092009856This is something special to me, Honey Chrysanthemum tea. It’s came with a nice presentation of four small glassy tea cups. Good for digestion and relax the night away.

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I had a Hong Kong style Tea too, which is popular in HK restaurant. Cost – RM2.50

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Another attraction of this eatery is that they have wi-fi, thus you can sip the coffee or tea while surfing!

Let’s Eat Restaurant is located at – 23, Jalan Molek 2/3, Taman Molek.

Breakfast and Dinner on my Birthday

Posted in japanese food,Johor Bahru,malaysia by chrisau on September 1, 2009

More excuses for me to indulge in good food today! Yeap, I’m another year older today and like a kid, demanded my wife to eat this and that …LOL.

Ok, here’s a start to the day, I had a great breakfast at Lavender’s Bistro. It’s been a while since I had a breakfast there and it’s great to be back. I simply loved their Healthy Breakfast set, especially the raisin wheatbread.

01092009852And, I’m sure I can’t start my day without a freshly brewed coffee- here’s Americano.

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Come dinner, I have a craving for Japanese food and thought it’s a good idea to get some bites on sushis. Here’s a plate  – jellyfish, crab, salmon…….

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Miso Ramen, that’s what my wife ordered. I simply like their miso soup which is so appetising. Well, in my opinion, the best ramen are the Japanese type (my opinion only 🙂 )

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Here’s what I had – Udon.It actually comes with a set of chawanmushi, a plate of sushi and fruits. I don’t quite prefered Udon due to it’s thick noodle but since ramen is ordered, I decided to have it.

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Bo’ Cafe

Posted in food,Johor Bahru,malaysia,vegetarian by chrisau on August 20, 2009
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This eatery is a bit special… it sells clothes, shoes and other fashion apparels at an industrial area and is beautifully renovated. There are two sections, the shop and the cafe. It also has a beautiful garden which really makes you feel good to dine there. And, they served vegetarian food, but not the usual type of vegetarian restaurants that you find in town. The food is prepared in a way like those found in bistros, for example Lavender or Yew’s Cafe, but minus the steaks.
IMG_0738Nice interior…when I was there, it was tea time, thus it’s not so crowded then. There are folks enjoying their tea and relaxing the afternoon away.

IMG_0722A place designed for nature lovers …there’s a small, shallow pond in front with koi fishes. Nice place to snap pictures.

IMG_0728At the side of the cafe, there was another garden and pond which was designed like a ‘pak kua’. Wonder if this is good ‘feng shui’?

IMG_0727Here’s a side view of  the cafe.

IMG_0731OK, here’s the food… Pesto Pasta. (RM8.80). It’s pasta but tasted differently from the typical italian pastas. They sprinkle some sort of herbs on it and it tastes good with the olive oil. Very healthy indeed!

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‘Tempeh’ Cutlet (RM4.80) – This is very special and first time I ever tried it this way. ‘Tempeh’ is made from fermented soyabeans. Click here to find out more about tempeh. It was very delicious indeed when dipped into the sauce.

IMG_0736Mushroom soup – Rm6.80. This mushroom soup is no campbell’s tin product but it’s freshly made. You can ‘feel’ the freshness as it was not salty like those found in the tin.

IMG_0737Vegetable dumplings with Shanghai noodle soup – RM8.80.

IMG_0733Americano – Rm4.80 – Can’t end a meal without a coffee 🙂

IMG_0752Here’s a snap of the front of the cafe and shop. The entire building is call ‘Beethoven’ and thus, the big ‘B’ there!

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Bo Cafe is located at – 8, Jalan Mutiara 7, Kawasan Perindustrian Plentong, JB

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