Update: SSAM is still open, but don't until the last minute for you to go there.. you just might miss it!

I've first blogged about SSAM Station on my personal blog and the previous KK Food Reviews blog, and recently, we've been told that this cafe will close down at the end of this month! Gasp! Nooooo!

So Dino, WC and I went there at 1pm today, and found that the CSP group are having their lunch there as well! So after waiting for them to finish lunch, we finally got a table, and the 3 of us ordered the same thing:

Beef Do-Si-Rak

Beef Do-Si-Rak [price: RM13.80]
and Nok-Cha(Korean Tea) [price: RM1.80]. This is a highly recommended dish for all of you to try out. And take note that it's actually beef patties! (not the beef meat) and they're cooked using a 'secret family recipe'. Whatever it is, I do know it's really delicious!

I really hope to dine there at least 1 more time before it closes end of this month. But if I can't make it, SSAM Station, you were always my Favourite Korean eatery. I shall miss your Beef Do-Si-Rak.

But to the rest of you guys, go and dine there asap!


Cafe SSAM Station
Ground Floor, Lot 2-1-13B Wawasan Plaza
(near Tang Dynasty Hotel side)
Contact No: 016-8800723

*old post (from kkfood.blog.com).. copied to this blog*

I can't remember when was the last time I dined at Kedai Kopi Janggut.. maybe sometime earlier in the year? I did a search here on my food blog to see whether I blogged about this place before, and to my horror, I haven't! *Gasp!*

So I dragged WC to have our lunch there recently. The coffeeshop always seemed to be full of customers; always a good sign!

Despite the huge crowd dining there, we still managed to get a table, and we both ordered the Tom Yam and asked for a mix of the prawns and fish together inside our food. (you can order either with prawns or fish, or both)

The coffeeshop's specialty, Tom Yam [price: RM7]

We loved it! And I'm sure you guys noticed the chillies that were on top of the prawn on the pic above, but trust me, their tom yam wasn't that spicy! At least this time when we had it wasn't! I finished it in no time! Hehe.. Delicious bah!

Whenever WC and I dine at coffeeshops, we would also order some side dishes to go with our main dish. And this time, we ordered the fried prawn dumplings.

Highly recommended side dish: Fried Prawn Dumplings [price: RM7]

OMG the portion is huge and A LOT! Fried prawn dumplings is one of my favourite food, so what d'ya know.. as soon as we finished the first plate, I ordered another plate! It was THAT yummy! ;)


Kedai Kopi Janggut
Hilltop (facing the back of the chiropractic clinic)
opening hours: from 6.30 am to 3 pm

Bao Jian Tang

Bao Jian Tang is one of my favourite places to go to for my herbal drink fix. And recently, I went with not only WC, but sis Jewelle and BIL as well.

Herbal Jelly/Drinks

These are what we ordered: Sea Coconut + White Fungus [price: RM3], Red Bean [price: RM2.50], and my favourite, the "Fu Chuk" Barley [price: RM2.50].

I like the fact that these desserts aren't too sweet (I just cannot stand sweet things), unlike others served elsewhere. Also, notice my smooth Fu Chuk Barley? You won't be able to see any of the "Fu Chuk"; it's all blended up like a drink! I don't mind though. It's delicious!

You can ask for your drinks/desserts to be warmed up before serving it to you, which is what I always do.

But this dish..

Special Raw Fish Dish

It's actually called "Special Raw Fish Dish" [price: RM10 for medium size]. Even though it's supposed to be raw fish, it tastes more like steamed fish, probably due to the generous amount of ginger being put on the sauce! No taste of raw fish at all! But even though I love raw fish (like on those Japanese sushi), I just can't seem to able to eat a lot of this. So I let the guys finish this interesting dish. I know I suck. Lol..

Apart from selling desserts and herbal drinks (and the special raw fish dish), Bao Jian Tang also serve Noodles as well as Porridges, and these dishes are quite reasonable; they all range from RM4.50 - RM5 each. Just don't expect to see happening crowds there though. This is not Yoyo (where all the cool kids hang out and drink)!

But it's okay. I personally like this place because it's quiet (most of the time) and there aren't that many people. Gosh, I must be getting old. Lol..


Bao Jian Tang
Damai Point
(same row as Yoyo Cafe, beside The Tobacco Shop)


**I've already posted this on Caneeliea.com, but since it's about food, I'll mention it here again.**


Gallivanter recommended both PapaJ and my name to the Sushi King rep on the Grand Opening here in KK. (Thanks Dan!) I’ve had bad experiences at Sushi King joints twice before this, so hopefully this 3rd time will be a charm, huh?

I’ll be going there mostly to cover the event, of course, but I sure won’t miss out on the free flow of Japanese food! Teehee!

Who’s interested to join me to this event? Take note, you must be (preferably) an active blogger to join this event! Info as below:


Date: 21 January 2009 (Wednesday)

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Concourse Floor, 1Borneo Hypermall, KK


Let me know by leaving a comment on this post, or email me at:

caneeliea [at] gmail [dot] com

with your name and contact number.

Only 20-25 REGISTERED bloggers will be able to come to this event! So hurry KK Bloggers! Register your name with me to get the invitation!

[ Registration is now closed. Comments are also deleted to protect privacy ]


Update: Check out the list of who's going HERE.

Whenever we pass the Foo Chow building in Luyang, we were always curious because there's a sign at the gate entrance that says "Sam Pok's Grill". So both WC and I finally gave in to our curiosity and checked it out a few nights ago.

Sam Pok's Grill is located at the canteen area of the complex/building, i.e. you have to drive all the way to the left hand side of the building, and park your car there, and walk a few steps up. Then you will see this:


A big, long open space, with the wonderful aroma of the food everywhere! Certainly a great way to open up one's appetite!


Some of the food you can order at Sam Pok's Grill, but don't worry, you will be given a menu once you sit down.

Cream Of Mushroom Soup

Both WC and I ordered western food, so we each got a Cream Of Mushroom soup for free! Yummy!

We both had a hard time ordering as the menu is quite extensive. But WC finally ordered this:

Grilled Chicken Chop with Cheese

Grilled Chicken Chop Baked with Cheese [price: RM15]. Portion-wise, it's looks like it's not a lot, but by the time you finish, you'd think otherwise!

I personally thought this Grilled Chicken Chop was delicious, and I'm no expert in cheese, I thought that the ones used in this dish was good as it didn't have a strong smell and taste (just slightly), so I was able to enjoy the chicken better. WC on the other hand, prefer to have the more stronger cheese.

I guess it all depends on your personal tastebud, huh?

Roast Lamb

This is what I ordered: Roast Lamb [price: RM15]. I can have a choice of 3 sauce: Mint, Black Pepper, and Mushroom. I choose the Black Pepper sauce, and I was not disappointed! Like I've mentioned above about the portion, this dish is the same: it looks very little, but at the end of the meal, I got quite full. And I LOVE this dish! The roast lamb is juicy and tender, and together with the sauce, I finished it in no time! I love that there were still a lot of sauce leftover, so I could dip my fries into them and eat. Yum! I didn't care much for the coleslaw, though, but WC and I thought it was too much on the sour side.

* You'll be biting into whole peppers (not crushed) the whole time you're eating though, but it was no biggie for me.

Overall, we'd certainly come back here again; I have to have the roast lamb one more time! And there is also a mutton curry rice on the menu; I want to try that, too!


Sam Pok's Grill
Foo Chow Building
Luyang, Kota Kinabalu.
For inquiries, call: (+60)16 810 2636

Penang Village Entrance

While I was shopping with sis Jewelle earlier last month, we had the chance to try out the food at Penang Village, located at 1Borneo, on the Concourse Floor.

Decor inside is quite nice.. with a dimly lit ambience (but we felt a bit warm actually, maybe it was only at that time?). We were there on a weekday during lunchtime, and we noticed that it is a popular spot for business executives to dine in.

Okay, moving on with the food. We waited for more than 1/2 hour for our food to arrive, probably because there were a lot of people at that time.

penang village
(clockwise from right: Penang Char Kway Teow, Penang Prawn Mee, & drinks)

Since we were in a Penang-related restaurant, we thought it'd make sense to order Penang related dishes!

I had the Penang Char Kway Teow [price: RM8.90], and wow, it was very spicy! But to be honest, it was a bit bland for me (despite the spiciness), and this is only (probably) because I'm very picky when it comes to my Fried Kway Teow.

Sis Jewelle's Penang Prawn Mee [price: RM8.90] was alright. Spicy as expected, but IMO, it it tasted better than mine. The prawn taste in the soup is just nice, too.

Notice the colourful drinks? Mine was the yummy Rose Syrup Calamansi [price: RM3.90], and sis had the Ice-Lemon Tea [price: forgot. Sorry!]

So our opinion of the place?

We saw that there were other dishes being served on other tables that looked so delicious, so I would still give this place another try when I'm in 1Borneo again!


Penang Village (Sabah Branch)
1Borneo Hypermall
Lot C-308 & C-309, Concourse Floor
Jalan Sulaman
Tel: +6088 488 828


** There are other branches too, located in KL, Putrajaya, and in Jakarta, Tangerang, and East Java in Indonesia **