Serawa Labu Manis by Alisa Roslan (The first Ratu Empayar Sajian NESTUM®) : Recipe for your Iftar or during Raya Aidilfitri!

Credit to/Courtesy of Nestlé Malaysia and Alisa Roslan

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About a month ago, Alisa Roslan was crowned as the first Ratu Empayar Sajian NESTUM® after a thrilling finale cook-off with four other finalists at Sunway Pyramid shopping mall. She cooked traditional pumpkin dessert soup with coconut milk, brown sugar, pandan and NESTUM®. That particular dessert made her the winner of the competition. We’re happy to share with you all her creation, a dessert named as Serawa Labu Manis.

To read more about the competition, click HERE

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Idea #21 Get your Baklava @ Al Hamra Kota Kinabalu : 60 Sungkai/Iftar Ideas 2017

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Photos by Al Hamra Kota Kinabalu 


If you are a big fan of Baklava (Arab/Middle East Dessert) and you live somewhere in Kota Kinabalu/Putatan/Kinarut/Papar area, you may have great sweet delicious Baklava from Al Hamra Kota Kinabalu which is specially made by Chef Ammar Ali. You may want to act fast thought as more people have bought em’ thus making the supply decreasing! Simply put, it’s limited edition now, for its high quality!

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Garage Kafe @ Penampang Bypass : As we see it- Revisited after 13 months!

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com unless stated otherwise)


Thought of the day-“Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.”-Giada De Laurentiis

(This cafe is owned and managed by Muslim owners)

Good food is cooked with love and soul. A great Cafe is not only about serving that good food but is also a place where people ably to sense that warm and inviting atmosphere. Being inside, it feels like almost being at home. Feeling comfortable is the keyword. In the long run, people will only return to cafes that they feel comfortable at. These are the qualities of a great cafe. Kota Kinabalu city is increasingly dotted with new cafes, not all have that ‘great qualities’ but Garage Kafe @ Penampang Bypass does. That’s how we see it, an observation of ours that took 13 months to reach that firm conclusion.

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Redefining the olden days Chim Chum @ Steamboat Bakar Sepanggar

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)


Thought of the day– “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces-just good food from fresh ingredients.”-Julia Child

(This particular restaurant is one of our best recommendations of eateries in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for your Ramadhan 2017 Sungkai/berbuka puasa)

In Thailand, Chim Chum (pronounced as t͡ɕîm t͡ɕùm) is regard as street food. To produce Chim Chum, a charcoal stove (clay pot) is filled with broth. The burning charcoal will get the broth boiling and that’s the right moment to put uncooked food inside it. People in Laos and Cambodia have long been using this cooking method. It’s about using that hot pot to dip something for a while (Chim) or quickly dip it (Chum). Today, Chim Chum is still being used but in a contemporary environment, such as in Steamboat Bakar Sepanggar Restaurant, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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The Colors of Seremban @ Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus : Hj Shariff Cendol

Written by @joehairie
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members


Thought of the day: ‘Dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you dance.’-Chef Edward Lee

People talked and keep writing good reviews about this place, a restaurant named as HJ (Haji) Shariff Cendol. Their Cendol is quite famous (since 1930’s) and we wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to try it, we’re in Seremban anyway. We want to see more ‘colors’ of Seremban, this time around in its edible ‘items’. We hope to see and experience that said ‘colors’ at Haji Shariff Cendol @ Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus. For the record, their Cendol is ranked at #1 by TripAdvisor reviewers and that put it as the best dessert in the whole of Seremban Town!

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Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan : Lunch @ Wrapped

Wrtitten by @joehairie
Mini Buffet Lunch & Ala Carte @ Wrapped on Saturday, September 17, 2016


On day 2, we had the opportunity to be spoiled with some amazing food available at the Wrapped @ Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. Not only that we were to indulge ourselves in the Mini Buffet Lunch but we were also given the opportunity to taste some of the latest menu available at Wrapped. It was noon, lunch time and we were hungry so there was no problem in eating all that good foods! We needed some energy anyway as we’re to spend the rest of the afternoon at the Poolside and swim! That we tell you later, for now it’s the awesome deli, welcome to Wrapped!

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Sugar Rush Parfait @ Mosaic Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Written by @joehairie & Content arranged by @Lan
(Photos by @darylthong3981, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and curiostraveller.com)   
Credit: @Darylthong3981

It’s full of colors, layers and at the base is something that will make you crave for more! The taste? It’s beyond your imagination, you ain’t be able to guess the many taste of this Sugar Rush Parfait by simply looking at it, you need to try it before you are able to deliver your verdict. We both bet that you yourself will tag along your friends and family members to indulge in this amazing creation by Mosaic Cafe @ Hyatt Regency Kinabalu.

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