Saturday, 25 May 2013

Bomber’s Burger Launches Saturday Gourmet Night

The Saturday Gourmet Night featured nine (9) signature burgers:
Belveder Burger (beef striploin burger with mushroom deluxe),
Lamb Leg Burger, Picture on left.
Red Neck (softshell crabs stuffed with scallops),
Triple Cheese Steak, Wakame Crumb Fish Burger,
Double Mushroom Beef Burger,
Chicken Burger with Foie Gras,
Duck Burger with Caviar Aubergine and Tuna Burger (with creamed avocado). Picture on right.

“We’ve had really great feedback from customers and due to popular requests we felt that it was time for us to take it to the next level and introduce gourmet burgers. What makes us different from other burger joints is that we start with the best ingredients and take pride in its preparation. Plus, we go out of our way to ensure that every customer knows that they are appreciated”, says Chef Leonel Velazquez, Director of Operations.

Bomber’s Burger is a 1950s inspired restaurant that allows visitors to go back in time to the days of drive-in movies and rock and roll. When we first opened our doors, we set out to create a restaurant that offers a great environment, great prices and great food.

Other items on the menu include the Foie Gras Truffle Fries and delicious milkshakes such as Peaches and Cream, Mud and Chocolate, and Reese Peanut Butter Cup. Think Tank Creations currently operates six eateries including Bella Restaurant, Bomber’s Burgers, Chiwawa Mexican Restaurant, Catch 22, LVE and Dos Mundos.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Kentin Bakut aka Bakut Canteen, Tuaran, Sabah

Just came back from Tuaran! Loving my road trip today from KK City, to Tuaran, to Tamparuli, then Shangri-La Rasa Ria, and… home safely.

We were on our way to Tamparuli but we stopped somewhere nearby Tuaran to have our breakfast. At the very first, I thought we are going to have our breakfast at the Tuaran Town but nope, we did not.

Located by the road side between Telipok and Tuaran, (it is hard to find actually but no worries, there’s a U-Turn if you passed the restaurant), this restaurant is actually quite an old restaurant that I have never dined in before. I was told that the owner of the restaurant does fishing and serves fresh fish for their customers. So, let’s try!

Arriving at the restaurant, I was shocked to see there are quite a number of customers. From a table of a family, to a gang of secondary school students, they knew this place! There are several dishes on the menu but I have decided to try on their Tom Yam/ Tom Yum Seafood.

In Sabah, we do like spicy food. Tom Yum is one of our famous dishes here but you need to know where to find the good ones. While waiting for our Tom Yam, I realised that everybody is eating the same thing – Tom Yam! So when that bowl of delicious Tom Yam was served right in front of me, I was attracted by the colour of the Tom Yam. From its colour, I knew it’s going to be HOT!

Oh, don’t forget. Before you start messing yourself, try to get a spoonful of the soup. Well, I did and I found out that it taste different than the Tom Yam that I’ve tried in Kota Kinabalu town itself. It doesn’t taste milky though, but the taste of the prawn is strong and that makes it different and special. Also, it is true that the fish and the prawn that they served are indeed fresh. It is chewy, not soggy, and it has its own sweetness. Oh goodness, I just thought about my first bite on the prawn. Lovely.

Bakut Canteen opens from Monday to Saturday, 6:30AM to 3:00PM. Sometimes they opens on Public Holidays, sometimes they don’t. So, give a try and trust me, it is worth trying.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

EVENT: Mother’s Day Walk Abreast 2013

Once again, Kinabalu Pink Ribbon has organised another good cause - Mother’s Day Walk Abreast 2013. About 3, 000 people participated in the 5km Kinabalu Pink Ribbon (KPR) Mother’s Day Walk Abreast 2013 at Wisma Wanita.

The walkathon is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread important messages about breast cancer in Kota Kinabalu and around Sabah. Participate in honor of a loved one, a friend, a co-worker, or simply to be a supporter of the meaningful event to create greater awareness for early detection and to end breast cancer forever.

And again, Noor and I participated and we had a great time together. Looking all those funky head gear, outfit, and lucky draws, they have won themselves a trip with the Star Cruise, Flat screen TV, Notebooks, Laptops, Ipad (I want it so much), and more. Indeed very interesting prizes right? Noor and I decided that we should look awesome in the coming year. So please suggest an idea for us so we can rock!

“Every step makes a difference in creating greater awareness for early detection of breast cancer,” said Lucilla, President for Kinabalu Pink Ribbon.

Tako Japanese Restaurant, Damai, Kota Kinabalu

New Japanese Restaurant opens at Damai! Certainly brighten the whole area. Located right in the middle of the building, it stands between a few Chinese restaurants or if you know Pinnacle Pet Shop, that’s the area. Either you drive from Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2, or from Coffee Bean Damai, you will see a huge red octopus as their signboard.

I tried on their food on a busy day when Aldrich and I spontaneously planned to meet up. Walking in to Tako Japanese Restaurant, I find it familiar and hey I know those people. They were with Japanese DreamFood before. Oh well, I came for the food anyway.

Checking on their menu, it is slightly cheaper than other Japanese restaurants in town. I have ordered my favourite dish, which they do have on the menu, the Chirashi Set which have a bowl of noodle either Soba or Udon, and the Chirashi with rice. Aldrich ordered another one and I actually forgot to try his.

Surprisingly, the preparation time and serving time is fast! I’m not sure about the next time when you visit them but I enjoyed their fast and caring service that day. The raw salmon and tuna are freshly made. I love it and I’m going back again next time for sure.

Making of Lepa Lepa Boats

I have an hour to kill during the afternoon today so I visited one of our local souvenir shops, KADAIKU that sells many of our local handicrafts.

Located at Sinsuran, it is actually near to the Filipino Market; behind of the Alliance Bank (if you can see from the Filipino Market).

Just today, I was curious that there is a man sitting right in the middle of the shop with some carving tools on the working table. So I asked the person in charge there at the counter, “What is he doing here?” It’s actually part of a monthly event in KADAIKU that they will have the natives to visit the souvenir shop and show the process of making the selected souvenirs. And today, the topic is The Making of Semporna Lepa-Lepa Traditional Boat.

Lepa means Boat in the dialect of east coast Sea Bajau people, the gypsies of the sea. Sea Bajau spends most of their lives on lepa-lepa boat. It is one of the most attractive handicrafts that are made from wood. If you would like to know more about it, visit them tomorrow (last day!) but if you missed this, then you got to come back next month with a different topic – Pandan Handicraft.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Almost to June update

Despite on my busy schedule, I will still think about all my readers here in angels-be-with-you. Can’t believe it’s almost half a year GONE! Time running fast so I hope all of you have played wisely.

Oh well, I know I have been missing lots of updates and write ups, I am suppose to blog about lots of food reviews as I have been invited to A LOT this year. Also, I have been travelling around Sabah just to explore a little bit more. I found this is a BIG change in Kota Kinabalu where there are many events going on throughout the year. Imagine, food reviews? It can happen two to three reviews in a week! But hey, do keep it going because I love sharing my taste with every one of you. And you know my style – I travel, explore, and share my experiences here and there. Anyways, I guess I have to dig out my suppose-to-blog reviews. Please accept my sincere apologies to everyone including business owners and my readers from all over the world.

I have been travelling back and forth to Kundasang and Ranau, to Tenom, Indonesia, and just came back from Mantanani Island (beautiful island, hmmph). Can’t believe that I saw dolphins with my own eyes! Meeting quite a number of new friends, we share the same interests which is travelling and explore places to places and EAT! So, do stay tune!

This picture was taken when I was on the boat departing from Mantanani Island to the Kuala Abai Jetty. Nothing to do but taking pictures was a fun thing to do.