Nasi Lemak Lobster @ Tavern Kitchen & Bar, Imago Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Written by @joehairie and @Lan 
Photos by


Further reading: Click this LINK

Continue reading “Nasi Lemak Lobster @ Tavern Kitchen & Bar, Imago Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah”


A’S Cafe @ Kota Kinabalu : As we see it

Written by @Lan 
(Photos by and credited source)


Thought of the day-” To become successful and outstanding at something, we don’t have to come up with something new; we need only find ways of doing it better.”- Earl Nightingale

Weeks ago, we read about Alif Satar opening up a new Cafe in Kota Kinabalu. We did discuss about the possibility of visiting. We did not go, until recently. We searched high and low for some information about A’S Cafe. With minimum information, we contacted Mukhriz (the Manager) and told him that we’re coming. We’re about to visit a cafe that we know very little about. We initially did not have any expectation or even ably to imagine the outcome. Nothing. We went and this is how we saw and experienced things at A’S Cafe.

Continue reading “A’S Cafe @ Kota Kinabalu : As we see it”

Nasi Lemak 101: The Making of Simple Nasi Lemak

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by


This entry is written after we tasted some yummy packed Nasi Lemak days ago. Nasi lemak is a Malay Fragrant Rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish and also popular in neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Indonesia especially in Eastern Sumatra, Brunei and Southern Thailand. Malaysian normally have this meal for breakfast but then some people have this for lunch and even post supper!! Nasi Lemak can be found in all parts of Malaysia, be it at street vendors, cafes and even in a 5 star restaurant.

Continue reading “Nasi Lemak 101: The Making of Simple Nasi Lemak”

Green Tomato Cafe @ Kuala Lumpur : Cooking Workshop

Blogged by @joehairie for Green Tomato Cafe &

Traditional Nasi Lemak cooking workshop is coming to Green Tomato Café. Nasi Lemak is a traditional Malaysian breakfast that means “rice in coconut cream”. Nowadays, Nasi Lemak sambal evolved through time as Malaysians added some ingredients like prawns, chicken, beef, squid, and clam to make it more interesting and edgy from their competitors.

Continue reading “Green Tomato Cafe @ Kuala Lumpur : Cooking Workshop”

The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Magellan Club Lounge

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by team members)


“The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore..unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seeks victory over those things that seem impossible…it is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all meet the shadow feature without fear and conquer the unknown.”-Ferdinand Magellan

Such a great quote by Ferdinand Magellan. A quote that inspired us to be a bit different when we write-up our experiences. Each new place gives us different thoughts and ideas, broader perspectives though at times challenging and seem impossible, we still proceed the journey which in the end enabling us to write-up the experiences. Same as Magellan, we have no fear in conquering the unknown. It was at the Magellan Club Lounge that we were once again inspired by the same quote. The uniqueness of this lounge at Magellan Sutera Resort-Sutera Harbour Resort, inspired us as well. The wooden ceiling resembles  the cabin of olden days ships, as if we’re sailing while lounging here. We might be imagining things but at least there’s a foundation to that. By far, this is the best club lounge (of hotels/resorts) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Continue reading “The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Magellan Club Lounge”

KuehKueh_My @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Written by @Lan. Edited by @joehairie
(Photos by @joehairie unless stated otherwise)


“Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.” Paulo Coelho

A great cafe does not necessarily need the most up to date interior and exterior features. At times, simplicity is needed in order to align the owner’s products and the expected crowd. Less is more, well, sometimes this philosophy works depending on the ability of the cafe’s owner to keep the customers happy and ably to understand their needs. Customers tend to look at the features of the cafe over the products, if it is best suited to their ‘soul’, they will sure to come in. Nowadays, cafe business is quite challenging, it’s so hard to determine the exact desire(s) of patrons. So, does simplicity actually work for certain cafes? There is one, right here in the city center, a cafe full of simplicity.

Continue reading “KuehKueh_My @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah”