Ipoh Eats 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Liyana Hanim 3 Comments

I've been slacking in blogging this month and it's soooo bad..I know I know.But my in laws went to perform their haj and they only knew about their flight details a day before so we were rushing to help them pack.I even took EL so that I can send them off.I also went to Ipoh TWICE in 2 weeks.Yup..back to back weekend. And many other things that happened as well.

I have sooo many beauty reviews/movie reviews/restaurant reviews to blog about but I've no freaking time.Everyday I came home from work at 8-9pm.So yeah..time is of the essence.But because the month of September is about to end,I thought..how lousy it is that I only blogged twice in this month??hahah Soooo..I'm doing this longgg blogpost about the places that I ate at when I went to Ipoh(twice haha).

Recently I went to Ipoh twice in less than a month!The first time was for a holiday during the Merdeka weekend and then right after that,we went back because my husband & his dad had their boarding school(STAR) old boys weekend. There's not much to do in Ipoh in terms of sight seeing so we ate a lot while we were there.

Thanks to the recommendation of Razin's friend who's born and bred in Ipoh. So I'call the places that we ate at.There's a lotttt of hipster cafes in Ipoh but we avoided the places because it's just hype than anything else.:P

 1.New Hollywood(breakfast)

 A lot of people been raving about this place all over social media.When Razin and I asked our friends who lives in Ipoh,they all recommend this place for breakfast as it's only open for breakfast ! The concept of this place is that it consists of a number of stalls and mostly are Chinese people serving halal food.The food is very good and it's a great concept for breakfast.

When we went there the first time,Razin's friend Fido came and have breakfast with us. The second weekend that we were there,we brought ibu&ayah with us and they loved it!Especially ayah..he loves the concept of having a few stalls altogether in kopitiam(I think it's called a kopitiam haha)..something that we don't have in Shah Alam.

We've tasted the nasi lemak,roti jala,char kuey tiow,chakoi,fried kuih bakul,roti telur goyang,the iced coffee(so good!),the rojak/lobak...

The fried kuih bakul is my favourite!I've never tasted it before and I managed to eat it twice.Kuih bakul sandwiched between slices of sweet potato/taro and then dipped in batter before being fried. The kuih bakul just oozes out when you bite into it.It's sooooo good. I wish that they sell this here in Shah Alam.:(

 2.Mee Rebus Ramli

 I can cook mee rebus very well as the recipe was passed down to me by my late Kedahan grandmother.So when I eat mee rebus outside,I'm highly critical of it.But I've to tell you that mee rebus ramli is sooooo good.

The kuah might be a little runny than what I'm used to but it's still very good.


Vegas is behind Hollywood.But the diffference is that it's available for dinner,not breakfast.The food here to me was so-so.I had the wantan noodles and also chicken+bean sprouts(basically nasi ayam without the rice) We also tried the creme caramel that people said they're popular for..but honestly..nothing beats the creme caramel that my aunt makes..of which I've made as well thanks to her recipe.:p


 Born and Bread is a bakery at the mall next to our hotel we were staying at that time(Weil Hotel).The name was clever!haha I had their plain cheesecake which was yummmmy.But their strawberry mouse was just so-so.

5.Nasi Ganja

Ipoh is of course well known for their nasi ganja..which is basically rice served with a mix of curries,fried chicken,half of a boiled telur masin + slices of cucumber.It's simple and delicious.The original one is at Yong Suan.I've had it twice so far.

When we went to Ipoh recently,we didn't sit there to eat and just queue for takeaway. The long queue that you see at Yong Suan is just for those who wanted to take away their food.If you want to sit and eat there,there's no need for queuing up.

 6.Petit Mary Patisserie

I saw this beautiful patisserie online and I told Razin that we have to go there.Being the awesome husband that he is,we went there..TWICE!hahah It's a beautiful place that serves so many delectable looking pastries.The first time we went there,we just bought pastries to go as it was packed with people. Pretty packaging I remembered that I enjoy their earl grey cookies tremendously.

The prices there is not that cheap but it's worth it!We loveee their croissants and breads. Before we went back to Shah Alam,we went back to patisserie to have some green tea latte,chocolate truffle and a cream puff.I can still remember about the chocolate truffle.Yummmm.

Taman Kanak-Kanak 

The medan selera at Taman Kanak-Kanak was highly recommended by Razin's friend.We went there twice as well and some yummy foods.

7.Satay Endut

Satay endut + 
This satay stall looked very unassuming but Razin's friend recommended it and I thought..why not because I loveee satay!It was very yummy and it was all meat.There was no fat in between the sticks of satay.


I didn't remember the name of the ABC stall..but it was the same row as Satay Endut,
Razin's friend said that the ABC here is unique because there's chunks of fresh fruits in it...it was pretty good.I ordered air kelapa laut(sea coconut drink),thinking that it'll be a drink but lo and behold,it was shaved it served with sea coconut.It was still good though!

9.Popiah S.S Ali

I grew up eating popiah s.s ali because my mum and aunts loves them and they're everywhere in Shah Alam.But nowadays the price for it is much higher than it was before.It's rm.4.50 for 3 piece of popiah.In Ipoh,there's the original stall there and it's far cheaper.It even tastes better!People go there and buy a lotttt from the uncle.

10.Mee Kari Taman Merdeka

This place was highly recommended not just by Razin's friend but mine as well.It's just a stall near a row of shoplots in Taman Merdeka.The first time we where there,they had to move their cart to be on the pavement of the shoplots because it was raining.

With the cold weather,having a hot bowl of curry noodles was perfect.Especially when they had crispy slices of tofu skin and fish cakes.They were very generous with the condiments.I also like how the owner knows his customers by name.

Clearly they were regulars there.There was a Malay auntie who ate with her mother who was quite old.he owner is Chinese but he has Malay workers and it's halal.A lot of the customers were Muslim.

11.Cathay Mee Stall 

This stall was hard to find thanks to Waze!But we finally managed to find it and boy the mee goreng was one of the best I had.We had the mee rebus but it wasn't my cup of tea.Definitely order the mee goreng.I even tapau one for me to bring to the office the next day for lunch.I love that they packed it with banana leaf.It was even yummy the next day!

12.Funny Mountain Soya Bean 

This place is famous for their soy milk and tau fu fah(my favourite!).They have a drive thru service as well.But I queued up.The tau fu fah was so silky and delicious.The soy milk tasted so pure and my husband loves it!

13.Tambun Pomelo stalls

I love pomelo!There's a row of pomelo stalls and when we went there..it was scary because we were like..the only car there and all these women stand up and looked at me like a hawk.Bargained and got 2.When I got back,opened both and one was sweeter than the other.haha.

This post was in draft mode for a few weeks and there had been a problem with the html that messed up all of the texts.Finally got to post this a few minutes before September ends!Phewwww.


L.A Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss review

Sunday, September 13, 2015 Liyana Hanim 2 Comments

How do you like my new blog layout?I finally decided to change it to look more neat and somewhat sleek.It's easier for you to follow me on my social media accounts as well with the buttons on top.There's still quite a few things to fix though.But in time I'll get it to look exactly the way I wanted it.:)

I first found out about these from Kathleen Light's youtube video.I just love watching her lip swatches videos.It can definitely influence you to purchase more makeup!I even bought Colorpop liquid lipstick because of her(will blog about them soon!).

Because I also have three of the L.A Girl Pro HD concealers and how they were..I thought,why not try out their liquid lipsticks(flat finish pigment gloss--such a long name!).I bought them in three colors.Fleur,Dreamy and Frisky.Instict belongs to my sis Qeema.

They cost me rm25 each and that includes international shipping.I bought them via ebay via my favourite seller.I've purchase so many things from her.You can click the link HERE.

The lips that you see down below belongs to Qeema because hers are bigger than mine and hence,more space to show how the colors will look like.haha 

I will show you the lip swatches below and also list down the pros and cons.

I have a lotttt of red lipsticks but I don't have any red liquid lipstick.I love this one!It's not a true red kind of lipstick but it's pretty bright and has a slight berry tint to it.I can definitely see myself wearing this at night.

Similar to red lipsticks..I have a lot of orange lipsticks as well and I definitely want to purchase this soon.It's such a beautiful orange red color which leans more towards orange.It's quite a bright colour so minimal makeup is the key when wearing this color.

This color is nothing like I ever have before.I would say that it's a mix between nude and peach.It's such a lovely everyday kind of colour.


At first I didn't like this lipcolor because when I swatched it one..it looked so pale on me.But when I tried it on again..as I wait for a few mins..it became pink!A muted pink but still so very nice.I even wore it one night and asked my husband and he loved it.He said he rarely sees me where a very pink color(pale not bright pink).

- Very long lasting.It can last for hours unless you eat something really oily/greasy.
-The doe foot applicator makes it easy to apply them on your lips.
-The color pigmentation is amazing!
-It goes on smoothly on your lips.
- The price is so affordable.
-The packaging is great as it's quite medium in size.

 -The smell!The brighter the color,the worse the smells become.Frisky smells like a very strong paint.BUT,the smell fades once it dries on your lips.
-It's hard to remove.You need an oil based remover.Even Bioderma doesn't work
-Some colors emphasize the line on your lips.Even lines you didn't know you had!

 I would definitely recommend girls to buy these liquid lipsticks as they're so pigmented and inexpensive.They're way better than NYX lip creme in terms of longevity and it looks really matte.The NYX ones are super moisturizing though but it's not long lasting at all.I also believe that this is far less drying than the Colorpop ones.A great buy!


My love for Happy Bunch:A story.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

My previous post was about what a bad customer service experience was like..but in this blogpost,it's about an amazing customer service :)

I love Happy Bunch!If you don't know what they are...then you really should.Especially if you're someone like me who loves fresh flowers.Fresh flowers to me is an affordable luxury.

Happy Bunch makes it even more easy for us flower lovers or those who want to send a bouquet to their loved ones by giving free delivery(around Klang Valley)!I found out about Happy Bunch from my former colleague at my previous work place.I love that they have a different bouquet everyday(weekdays) and it's only rm39 each(except for Luxe Bunch).

You can also combine your bunches to create a bigger one.I love the fact that everyday,it's a different bunch of flowers.People are always saying that their bouquet sold out so fast.The trick is to follow them on their Facebook page and to check it every night at 8pm as that's when they'll reveal the bouquet for tomorrow.

If you see something that catches your eye,you quickly purchase them via their website.I've purchased from Happy Bunch a few times before and the flowers are as beautiful as pictured on their page.Below are some of the bouquets that I bought.

To know more about them you can click HERE.But the real story is actually below...

The point of this blogpost is to actually tell you a story about how Happy Bunch helped me to get a bunch of wheat from a bouquet that they sold during the week,for Maisara's(who's now married to Raushan--my husband's brother) wedding bouquet.
The picture she showed me

Maisara showed me a picture of  a bouquet of wheat & lavender that she wanted for her wedding and when I saw it I was like..that's from Happy Bunch.But it was from their bouquet about 3 days back.So of course it's sold out.

This was actually 2 days before their garden rustic chic themed wedding reception.So I tried to search online if there's any florist that's selling the wheat bouquet but I know that there'd be none and after searching and searching,they're only available from overseas.There's no way for us to get it in time.

I'm a firm believer in the saying that "If there's a will,there's a way"..especially if it comes in getting something that I want.So the next day(a day before the reception),eventhough I know that they've sold out the bouquet before, I just tried to email Happy Bunch and ask them if maybe they have some wheat left.I told them about my situation and how we really need it.

Joanne from Happy Bunch was really gracious and replied my email back and forth.She explained to me that they don't sell the flowers loose and this has never been done before.But I told her how Maisara wants it for her bouquet and to please help us.

So within that 1 hour of me emailing her,she allowed me to purchase a bunch of wheat from them.Thank god that wheat is dry so they did have some left.I'm glad that I decided to email them and ask about it.
So cool to be able to go here!

It was a miracle!I was on 1/2 day leave from work because we had to help prepare for the wedding at Taman Rimba Kiara TTDI in the evening.I went straight to Happy Bunch's HQ from my office in the afternoon to pick up the bunch of wheat.
Pretty bunches

It was sooo cool to see the place that they arrange all those beautiful flower bouquets.The place was packed with colorful flowers.I was so thankful for Joanne for helping me and she made the bride really happy!
Girls hard at work at Happy Bunch!
Got the wheat!

Below are pictures of the bride holding the bouquet.She added some of her own touches to it.

The bouquet with some finishing touches

Happy Bunch will be turning 1 years old on Friday and I want to say a big congratulations to them.Thank you so much for helping me out and being so genuinely gracious!I hope that your business will grow bigger and bigger.Hopefully I get to attend your party :P