Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crispy Duck (Dirty Duck) @ I Made Joni & Gallery, Ubud, Bali

I like to eat roasted duck, especially when the skin is extraordinary crispy. Yesterday when I was having dinner, I suddenly think of the Crispy Dirty Duck which I had in Ubud, Bali last year. Before we went for Bali, I did some research online and found out that dirty duck is one of the Must-eat dishes in Bali. Most of the online bloggers recommend to try it at Dirty Duck Dinner restaurant.

When we were in Bali, my uncle who frequents Bali recommended I Made Joni & Gallery restaurant instead. Once I stepped into the restaurant, I was attracted by the decoration and comfortable surroundings. The weather was good that day, windy with some sunlight.

You can sit beside the paddy field to enjoy your meal. Need not to describe more, the ambiance is real good.

The menu !

I ordered the signature dish- the famous crispy duck. I still can't forget the taste, it's so tasty and crispy that I wanna swallow the whole thing into my stomach, lol. Even the bones are so crispy that you can eat the small bones, yeah, it's true. I believe that it's made from many types of herbs & spices to give it the great taste. Crispy duck is not roasted like the chinese style and taste totally different, but it's also very delicious !

Wanna add some pepper?

A collection of art & gallery.

When we were there, the harvest season has over, so the paddy field looked quite 'empty'. If we went during the right season, the scenery should be even better.

I love the relaxing feel in ubud, I like natures!

Recently my uncle told me Bebek Tepi Sawah is better, but I think is more costly. Hopefully when I have chance to visit Ubud, Bali again, I get to eat my favourite crispy duck again~

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lunch @ Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie

Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie is under the same management as Levain Boulangerie . Patisserie, and recently had its grand opening on the 6th May 2011. It is nearer to my house compared to Levain, but I'll say the variety of food and ambiance of Levain is slightly better.

There're only outdoor seats available at Ficelle, but we feel comfortable because of the strong fan and it's spacious.

Yummy pastries, buns, cakes etc. However I was quite disappointed for not seeing any pizzas or dark chocolate cutie buns. The pizzas I tried at Levain last time was simply irresistable.

Macaroons! You can even find durian flavour!

The entrance, similar design and concept with Levain

I love the mushroom soup! RM6.50 per bowl, no extra service charge or tax. I find the portion at Ficelle is smaller than Levain, but same price... Not sure is it true or psychological.

Look at the generous amount of mushrooms!

Yummy buns and croissants...

The full address of Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie
Lot 11 - 01 -12, Jln 3/109 F, Danau Business Centre, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Selangor, Malaysia

Monday, May 9, 2011

台湾行2011之花莲- 云山水自然生态园区- 梦幻湖

2011年的台湾之旅,我们把游玩的步伐放慢了. 相比去年的'赶鸭子'式行程, 这次我们着重于慢慢走慢慢看. 一直以来我都不喜欢走马看花的行程, 正好我们的花莲导游BLUE老师也是喜欢步调较慢的旅游方式,所以在花莲那几天我们都能真正地享受整个行程, 大大放松了因工作而紧绷的神经.

到花莲的第一天,老师帮我们安排了几个著名的观光景点,而我们也到了个景色优美,属于私人产业的地方走走及拍照. 听说那地方是因为台湾明星林依晨在那为黑松沙士拍了支广告而闻名,它就是 云山水自然生态园区.






有些树木是被刻意种得歪歪斜斜地, 有艺术感.


也在路边看到这种植物, 不是榴连,忘记名字是什么啦.