Thursday, April 30, 2009

Little Italy

I think the best restaurant i went to during my 9 days in Kota Kinabalu was here... Little Italy... I highly recommend this place to you all... Great food, Great service... and FAST!

~Welcome to Little Italy~

The sexy lady welcomes you~

and King Zeus, of course!

The Menu~

the many selection of pastas!!
mix & match!!!

mix + match
pasta + sauce

the selection of pizzas!!
can make your own too!
choose your favourite ingrediants.... =)

Order was taken on a PDA....

and within 2 minute 30 seconds post-confirm order,

it seemed to me that the time they take to cook was faster than us ordering and deciding what to eat.... haha!

Cherry Queen & i

tomato toppings tasted great with toast!

Salladace d cream - lettuces, tomatoes, sliced onions and marinated chicken breast tossed with an emulsion of mayonaise, chopped garlic, parmesan cheese & olive oil (RM12.90)

the salad was very fresh... i particularly liked the combination of dressings...

Fettucine al Vove Salsa Ala Pana Panna E Punghi - All time favourite, a simple combination of mushrooms in white wine & cream sauce
This cream based pasta taste very nice =)

Fettucine Verdi Croze - New zealand Mussle Sauteed in garlic & olive oil, in white wine sauce (RM 23.40)
I felt this tasted a little like Chinese style noodles...
just ordinary to my liking...

So good it shines?

Quattro Singinni - basic pizza topped with mushroom, turkey ham, antichokes & olives
(12" - RM 26.00, 9" -RM19.90)
Pizza was good!!

i forgotten the name of this dish...
It's fish + breadsticks + boiled potato + greens...
i loved this a lot!
the fish is very fresh, and you can fell it melting in your mouth,
it slides and smooth through your tongue,
the sauce blends it...

makan, makan, makan...
habis everything!

~awaiting the bill~

so, Queen & i camwhore for a while...
camwhore #1
camwhore #2 - tall cheryl
camwhore #3 -short cheryl
~and the sleeping beauty~
We signed the guess book before we left~
~all satisfied!~
no more Empat Orang Cina Tempatan this time...
signed: shinyin, cheryl, haha, kitJing

There was a section with Brochers & maps of Kota Kinabalu...
I thought that it was very thoughtful and tourist-friendly..
They also had wi-fi there... =)

~After that, we drove up tp Signal Hill Observatory to appreciate the night view of Kota Kinabalu~

nice view..
ideal place to paktor pun la~

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 3 @ Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Day 3, we headed down to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park... It seemed a little like UKM student reunion in KK.. hehe... the big group of us there... Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is about 25 km southwest of Kota Kinabalu and you may take the old Penampang-Papar Road via Donggongan town or the Putatan-Papar road. It's about 30minutes ride. If you are driving/ renting a car, it's not very hard to get there because there are very clear signages along the way. Otherwise you can take a cab which cost about RM25-30. It is open for the public daily from 9.30a.m to 5.30p.m. Entrance fees charged are as follows: adults RM10 (Malaysian) and RM20 (non-Malaysian). This Wildlife Park is run by the Sabah Wildlife Department under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment. The park covers 280acres of land with more than 100 species of mammals , birds & reptiles. There are namely the rare Sumatran Rhino , Proboscis Monkey , Pigmy Elephants , Orang Utans , birds and more. There is also a children section of the park for touching animals & elephants riding.

For more information, please contact the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park at telephone number 088-765793, or 088-765710. Alternatively, visitors can fax to 088-765762. Or Check check out Sabah Tourism here
elephants can swim?

Hey, What you looking at?

cute sun bear.. loved him..

Now, introducing the cast of Madagascar...
King Julian !

got tiger, but no lion or hippo... sorry Alex , sorry Gloria...
no penguins also....
TYP's favourite sang kancil - fastest in all KL! (and some say Kluang also)
The huge nose Probosus Monkeys....

another species of monkeys, dunno wat name...

Cherry Queen & i , hot & hungry...
ICE-CREAMS! yippie!!

Watching the animal show at the amphitheater..
tThis is Marshal

He likes to POOP!
and eat birds~
This is the smart Carlo & Parko~
@t a basketball match...
some cute kids... the small boy pandai hold umbrella pun...

After that, we headed for PAN MEE!!!
~Introducing Siang Siang Pan Mian~
Don't play-play... got cert some more...
awarded by UKM some more...
The Menu written on the wall... Click on picture to enlarge...
but if you are banana, like me, just forget it...

Pan Mee Soup (forgot the actual name liao)
i think this is THE BEST!!!
Claypot PAN MEE!!!
Lemon Tea with very generous amount of Lemon Slices...
Sizzling Pan Mee...
looks nice...
but in my opinion, tasted disappointing... sigh...
i prefer claypot...
all the time i was staring at Cheery Queen's claypot...
can we exchange?
The reunion?
From left: Zi Han, Chian Ling, May Luu, Yen Pin, Aland, Eugene, Susan, Alice, Bo Chuan, shinyin & Shu Juen - super big group!

On the way back, i noticed a very funny signage:
which made me wonder... did anyone actually to that?
public urination?
near makan stalls some more...
i wonder whether is there a fine/punishment in Malaysia for public urination...
It's interesting to see portable urinals in the UK and how public urination has been on a rising trend...

ANYWAY, after lunch, we head down for desserts!!
Revisiting YOYO!!

The magic mixer machine..


Author's Note

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of love

Today, i heard a story which was not a story of falling...
of living in the dark end of winter turmoil..
instead, it was a love story..
of a couple who did not live happily ever after...
but they live, loving each other..