Tourism Malaysia

Menu Please Bistro along Jalan Maju, Taman Maju Jaya

Menu Please Bistro (N1.48083 E103.76612) is located along Jalan Maju of Taman Maju Jaya, Johor Bahru. The Bistro is easy to locate because not far away from the Plaza Pelangi, but vehicle parking can be quite challenge over here due to Jalan Maju is one of the busiest street in Johor Bahru.

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The environment is warm, cozy and relax, with some creative recycle decoration, I like it very much! You can slowly view through some of their creative deco photos below…

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Follow by the Creative decoration…

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The first dish we had was the Sesame Duck Salad as a appetizer.

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The salad served in the unique way which was in the glass jar. That was creative! The Sesame Duck Salad was mixed with ‘char siew’ sauce and tasted good! Beside the Saseme Duck Salad, they do serve Crispy Tofu Salad and Glass Noodle Salad with Prawn…in the glass jar too…

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Next : Wasabi Prawn Handmade Pizza (thin crush)

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The taste of the Pizza was Special! It was my First time I tried pizza with wasabi, it made a total new taste for the Pizza, well…it’s hard to describe by words, you have to try yourself. 🙂
The types of Handmade Thin Crush Pizza they have :-
*  Ham Cheese
*  Tomato Cheese
*  Mushroom Capsicum
*  Beef Pepperoni
* Oriental Duck
* Wasabi Prawn

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Salmon Coulibiac – Russian cuisine consist of a creamy melange of fresh salmon, rice, eggs and mushrooms enclosed in a hot pastry envelope.
Salmon Coulibiac in Wikipedia.

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The bite was surprising! The mixed with the rice, eggs, fresh salmon, mushrooms and spinach was excellent! The dish provided of different type of satisfation compare with other main course I had before, it become one of the reason to visit Menu Please Bistro because this special and rare dish in Johor Bahru.
We catergorized this as A Must Try dish!
They serve 10 types of main course with the affordable price from RM14.80 to RM29.80.

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The next dish was the Asian Delights – Menu Please’s Laksa.

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The taste of the laksa was slightly different from the JB local laksa, it more close to Singapore taste. I like the curry leafs on the laksa and it’s difficult to find it around the JB area nowadays…
They have 4 types of Asian Delights to try out if you choose to have the local foods…

Braised Beef Cheek with homemade Focaccia bread (another main course)

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Another Must Try dish if you are a beef lover. The beef cheek preparation took few hours before it can serve on the table. It was tasty and tender, the gravy was yummy too! It’s advise to having the Focaccia bread with the gravy. Delicious!

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Coming next was one of thier side dish : Oriental Potato Cake with Tamarind Dip.

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Crispy on the outside and soft at the inside, it was hot! The Tamarind Dip went well the flavorful potato and carrot. The bite was interesting! This dish will not be serve by the Bistro start from August 2013, due to the long preparation. If you want to try out the nice crispy potato, you have to act fast!
The Bistro has 7 types of side dish for guests to select.

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Dessert time! Warm Chocolate Cake

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It looked similar to Chocolate Volcano in some other cafe,  the warm choclate cake well presented and not too sweet, nice to enjoy after the sumptuous meal…

The second dessert was Creme Brulee also known as burnt cream, crema catalana, or Trinity cream.

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The dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. Mr Jayson (the chef also the owner of Menu Please Bistro) advise to try it with the top layer and the custard together. I like it very much!
There are total of 5 types of dessert in the Bistro, I believe definitely one of it will suit you.

We had a chat with Mr Jayson Ang who is A freindly and humble guy, smile most of the time. He was the Chef from Four Season Hotel and Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore few years back, and now he decided to come back to his hometown (Johor Bahru) to start his own business and present all the delicious and creative foods to his customer. It’s also a good opportunity for the local who no need to travel to Singapore but still be able to try the nice Western and Asian delicacy from the bistro.

The prices is affordable, all from RM4.80 – RM29.80.
We like the environment and especially the creative deco of the Bistro. I will patronize this bistro more often in the future, to explore more on their foods.

Travel to Melaka

Melaka Zoo & Night Safari

Melaka Zoo Night Safari is the second largest Zoo after Zoo Negara (National Zoo) in Malaysia, covering about 54-acre (approximately 21.22 ha). Melaka Zoo Night Safari records more than 400 000 visitors annually and more than half of the visitors are from Melaka and the neighbouring states.

The major attractions in Zoo Melaka are the critically endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros, Asian Elephants, Red Panda, Malaysian Gaur, the Serow, the Squirrel Monkey, the Molurus Python, the Grey Wolf, the Mongolian Wild Horse, the Green Tree Python, the Giraffe and more.

Opening Hours
Open Daily from 9am – 6pm.
Night Safari is from 8pm – 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and the eve of Public and School Holidays.

Animal Showtime : 11am and 4pm

Address: Melaka Zoo Night Safari, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Ayer Keroh
GPS Coordinate: N 2.27919, E 102.302719
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Travel to Melaka

Melaka Zoo & Night Safari celebrates Ramadhan with orphanages

Melaka Zoo Night Safari take care over 60 orphanages and less priveleged children from Pusat Jagaan Lembaga Pengurusan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim/Miskin Islam Melaka (PAYASUM).

Melaka Zoo Night Safari giving the children of PAYASUM a journey of excitment filled with learning discovery with Night Safari ride and break fast with children at Pelican Cafe.

Encik Azman Bin Ghazali giving goodies bag to the children sponsoring from MAMEE and Wall’s.

Discovering Melaka Zoo Night Safari with guide tours.

Tourism Malaysia

D’Shanghai (???) Dim Sum Restaurant at Sutera Mall, Skudai

D’Shanghai (???) Dim Sum Restaurant (N1.51719 E103.67125) is located at Sutera Mall of Skudai – Johor Bahru. If you stand in front of the main entrance of the mall, the restaurant is at the left before the entrance. It’s a detach building by it self, and painted with Red which is easy to spot.

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There are many good and bad reviews from the internet which make us curious about the place and decided to try it out on one of the Sunday noon…

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All the staffs in the restaurant are very young and I think most of them are having their part time job here, but they were polite…

It’s been a long time we haven’t take Dim Sum in Johor Bahru area, and without a single word, we placed the order…

*  Signature Xiao Long Bao (??????
*  Steamed Liu Sha Bao (????
*  Shanghai Fried Fen Pi (??????
*  Stir Fried Carrot cake (?????
*  Prawn Dumpling (??)
*  Pork Dumpling (??)
*  Chives Dumpling (???)

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We were satisfied with the foods. The Fried Fen Pi was special and it had the springy bite on it, taste good. But the fried carrot cake was disappointed, maybe it doesn’t suit my taste…
You have to be careful on the bite of the Xiao Long Bao and Liu Sha Bao, they will ‘spurt’! 🙂

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Others were Nice and delicious! All Dim Sums were fresh and it was really enjoy it in the air-con environment, and not forget the friendly staffs around…
Too bad we missed some of the nice foods there like : Taro Dumpling (??) and Fried Avocador Rolls (??????)…because we were overloaded!

The Damage : RM45.00 for the above Dim Sum included a pot of tea. Reasonable enough in this kind of environment and the above average taste, no comment at all! There are some Dim Sum restaurant in JB selling even higher price than here, but in the ‘kopitiam’ environment…

We will definitely be back again for others Dim Sum in this restaurant!

Tourism Malaysia

St Patrick Celebration Party at La Primeur Pub, Taman Impian Emas

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

For more info of Saint Patrick Day, please click here.

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The St Patrick Celebration Party started about 7.30pm (Friday) in La Primeur Pub (N1.54477 E103.68489) in Taman Impian Emas, Skudai – Johor Bahru. Everyone was busy for setting up and customers were continue walk-in non-stoply…
Well, I’m the regular patron here…

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La Primeur Pub has 3 outlet in Johor Bahru. Started the first from Jalan Harimau Tarum, Century Garden about 8 years ago, second outlet is at Jalan Austin Perdana 3/10, Taman Austin Perdana. Then follow by the third outlet – Jalan Impian Emas 5/1, Taman Impian Emas, Skudai is this outlet having the St Patrick Celebration on that evening.

There was a FOC temporary tattoo using the paintbrush which was very popular in that evening! Everyone was queue up to stamped the Guinness and the Shamrock logo on every part of their body! Haha!

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The first person who had his logo stamping was the owner of La Primeur Pub – Mr Jack. He was enjoyed the process with the three (3) Shamrock on his head…

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 The temporary paintbrush tattoo continue…

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Some on their hand, some on their legs…

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  I was fortunate enough to captured the Pretty Sexy Promoters from Guinness while they posed in front of the pub…

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At that moment, the music was getting louder…and I just noticed that it was Fullhouse! Everyone was enjoying the Guinness Draught from the Pub….

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And the Party Began!

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During that moment, the bartender was the busiest man in the World!

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Beside the bartender, the pretty waitress also serving like mad….

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There were 2 magicians performing at every corner within the pub in that evening…Wonderful Magic from them!

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The Big Show started around 9pm! With the slogan “March More Fun!”

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Beside March More Fun, they continue with the Irish Dance in the Pub…

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Thanks for the group who performed that evening and the sponsor – GAB of Malaysia. The performance had brought up the Party atmosphere to the Top! Everyone was enjoying the music and of course with their Guinness Draught!
And some kissing carry on too…

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The party continue after the performance, and the crowd was continue to flowed into the pub…

Do drop by La Primeur Pub if you happen around the Skudai area, it has a nice environment, relax and homey type…importantly it’s Not smoky inside…

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