Holiday & snappity-snaps

I have been a bad blogger. 

Good bloggers would religiously download their photos and blog about a trip they just came back from almost immediately after coming home.  Also, good bloggers would be snapping pictures here and there and everywhere.  Pictures of just about every interesting and not-so-interesting thing that they see.  Well, maybe I’ve just lost it.  But I like to think that I was having way too much fun to remember snapping pics.  Excuses? 😛

I’ve been dead tired since we got back from our Damansara getaway over the weekend, so much so that my hubby even pestered me as to why I have not blogged about the trip.  Well, anyway, here are some bits and pieces of it.

We made a routine stop in Bidor for the famous and overpriced duck drumstick mee.  This time, I ordered the dry version, which actually tasted better because the duck drumstick soup remained concentrated and in addition, I could still savor the taste of the wan ton mee, sans wan ton.  Here’s another view of the duck drumstick showcasing the skin and how big the piece was.  Yummy!  For the record, I drank up every bit of the soup 🙂

We stayed at Royale Bintang Damansara yet again.  Well actually it’s a funny thing I mentioned Damansara specifically… I made an appointment with someone on Monday and she was waiting for me in Royale Bintang KL!  Anyways, dinner on the first night was at Italiannies, The Curve with my brother, my SIL and my little nephew Collin.

This here was the strawberry colada I ordered.  Initially I wanted to order the strawberry shake and I inquired why it was more expensive than the rest of the shakes.  The server disappeared for a mo, and came back to tell me it was because the strawberries used were imported ones.  Well anyhoo, I decided on the colada instead.  Another funny thing happened.  I asked the server what was in the strawberry colada and he told me to wait just a moment while he referred to his notes!  And it was done all right in front of me!  It was a good drink, by the way.

It certainly seems to me that every time I make a trip to KL, I’d be stuffing myself silly with food.  We had Japanese buffet lunch the next day at Shogun 1-Utama.  It must be affiliated with Saisaki because the plates had the Saisaki logo on it too.  The spread was huge, although funnily enough it wasn’t the sashimi that got top marks, but the soups they had.  Sharks’ fin, black chicken with chinese wine, clam soup…well, let’s just say it was truly filling.


This is the jazz quartet that serenaded the passers-by who visited the flea market at The Curve.  Not sure who hired them, but man, they were good.  I had a good mind to start dancing then and there.  And I really loved the way they blended into the environment too.  Al fresco dining with jazz in the background…who could ask for more?  Of course, when I had that mini blogger meeting with Rinnah, Paris, Pinkelle and Beetrice in Marché, we couldn’t hear the music la. 😛

Anyway, this is the last of my pictures, but it’s really one of the best tomyam soups I have ever tasted.  We decided to have Thai food for dinner at Absolute Thai in Ikano Power Center and I have no regrets whatsoever.  Succulent prawns and seafood, with just the right hint of spiciness, I totally dug that!

So that’s the lowdown on my holiday last weekend…and I am already looking forward to what this coming weekend holds!

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21 Responses to Holiday & snappity-snaps

  1. michelle says:

    You really know how to shop and eat. :P~~ Did they served you with a plate of oyster @ Shogun? Very pathetic 1 plate per cust.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Honestly, I did not enjoy the baked oyster at all. Oyster Thermidor, is it? Mine felt weird, though the rest at my table found theirs to be good.

  2. simon says:

    we love that duck leg noodle in bidor, always stop there on the way up north. the singers are there at the curve every weekend, i think

    The Giddy Tigress says: Those are fantastic singers. And as for Pun Chun’s noodles, though overpriced, I think it caters for people like us who stop by “on the way” to somewhere only…hehe…

  3. Pink Cotton says:

    thats a nice way to spend the long weekends 🙂


    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, can’t wait for the next hols!

  4. rinnah says:

    What a nice weekend! 😀

    You know what? We didn’t take a piccie together (again!). 🙁

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, we’re just lousy bloggers, that’s what we are…. 🙁

  5. cc says:

    So this is a food trip? 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Haha, it’s always a food trip when we travel 😛

  6. iamthewitch says:

    I was there at The Curve too last weekend!! And I saw the same jazz band! *LOL*

    The Giddy Tigress says: But I didn’t see you! LOL

  7. Angeleyes says:

    I missed Shogun this round as no one wanna stuff with me! LOL

    Been ages since I last pop over to Bidor… since we go on the highway… just normally zoomed pass…

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah well, we always make it a point to steer out from the highway, of course it helps if we are conveniently hungry by the time we reach there too!

  8. aiyoh..i missed the meeting cos had to go to FIL. maybe next time?

    We took that duck soup at Bidor almost every alternate week on the way to FIL’s house from KL. It’s good. But have to wait a long time for it.

    I think the flea market always have street musicians on the weekends, but i dont remember if its the always the same band. Too harried with yelling at the kids not to stray. Kimberly likes the flea market for their hairclips and stuff.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Sure thing! The flea market’s great! I had to keep an eye on Ethan though, cos when I took him there, he was running all around!

  9. Paik Ling says:

    Sorry I’d missed you and your little man this time around. Hopefully you will come down again soon.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, no worries. We’ll catch each other the next time round.

  10. zewt says:

    better continue to be a bad blogger… seeing all those pics and knowing that i cant eat them makes me…. sigh….

    The Giddy Tigress says: Bad blogger it is then….teehee! And stop licking the screen!

  11. PB says:

    Woot! It was great to meet up with you! Next time, I hope it’ll be in Penang so you can take me for asam laksa! 😀 No pics is fine so long as you had fun

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yup, next time though, we had better had at LEAST one picture of assam laksa!

  12. The drumstick mee is very intriguing … Let’s make a big get together!

    The Giddy Tigress says: It tastes heavenly too! And the get-together sounds equally intriguing!

  13. mott says:

    Bad blogger? least u did it. I can’t be bothered! Heh!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Well, there are other bloggers way better than me… I can’t wait to dig into the food first. It’s no wonder how I take less food pictures nowadays.

  14. sasha says:

    hahahhaha at least u posted the pics. I have so many pics, i just screen thru and keep it. And sometimes i dun even bother to take pic. The tomyum looks nice 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, the tomyam is nice. You ought to try it.

  15. Adino says:

    Everything looks so delicious! Maybe it’s because it’s close to dinner time. I live so near by and I haven’t even tried those restaurants yet 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Sometimes when something is near, we take it for granted.

  16. laundryamah says:

    ooo the duck leg…hmm i nvr ordered the dried version..must try next time..

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah lo, I always order the soup version, but now I find the dry version tastes better.

  17. zewt says:

    hahahaha… ok, i have not reached that stage yet… *slurp*

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hmmmm….

  18. Hijackqueen says:

    Ooh, never try the Thai food before. Don’t you think the duck soup has a lot of MSG. Last time they doesn’t taste like this.

    The Giddy Tigress says: I guess all outside food has MSG la 😛

  19. kyh says:

    OMG the tom yum! OMG OMG… looks so yummylicious!!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Can’t find it in Penang like this! I think…

  20. Blur Mommy says:

    I am a bad blogger too. Tons of photos but still haven’t gotten around to posting them! Yum! I miss that Bidor store. The Wu Kok (Fried Yam Puff) there is really good.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Oh yeah, haven’t tasted the wu kok for some time liao. But there is a dim sum place in Penang with wu kok just as nice, so I am not that bothered 😛

  21. narrowband says:

    I really miss the Bidor duck!! It’s always our stop-over (pit-stop?) everytime we travel up north!

    The Giddy Tigress says: You can always make a special trip just for it 🙂

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