Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Adult magazines in Japan convenience stores

One of the reason on why the Japanese stores were so interesting is the availability of porn magazines and hentai on the magazine section of the stores (7-Eleven, Lawson & Family Mart). The public display of these magazine will just blow you away. You might think that such material should be hidden or sell at separate adult stores but in Japan, such material are sold openly.

Crazy selection of porn magazine. Pornography is not illegal in Japan. Only child pornography is illegal. These magazine is not just the magazine but it comes with DVD showing the full action!

The porn magazine just beside the normal magazine section. This part is available at almost all convenience stores in Japan. How amazing is that. Recently, Japan have a regulation of sealing the porn magazine which was not done before this.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Delicious crab at Kali Little Restaurant @ Pandamaran, Klang

Kali Little restaurant is a small restaurant located beside a chinese temple in Pandamaran which is hidden is often full with patron who would like to have a taste of their tasty crab during dinner. Do make sure to come around 6.00pm to make sure that you are able to get a seat. By 7.00pm, the place would be full and you probably need to wait for long time since eating crab is a slow process. All these while I didn't aware of this great restaurant until a colleague asking me how to get to this restaurant. Even patron from Kuala Lumpur come to this restaurant for dinner! This shows how popular they are now. Hopefully with this, the price will still be reasonable and maintain on the quality.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Fresh and tasty crab with natural taste of crab maintained via salt baked cooking method. Steam fish were great as the fish were fresh and mixed well with the ingredients. I don't recommend to order their 4 heavenly and sting ray in curry as the taste is rather blend).
Price:6/10(Moderate. The salt baked crab priced at MYR80.00 per kg and red snapper fish at MYR65.00 per kg. The stir fry sweet potato leaves at MYR8.00, 4 heavenly kings vegetable at MYR15.00, salted egg fried mantis prawn at MYR25 and sting ray cooked in curry powder at MYR30. For a satisfying portion, each person would need to spend MYR40 to MYR55).

Ordered a salt baked crab in medium size portion but turn out the crab is quite big for two persons. The weight was 700g. From the look of the crab when served, it looks plain and tasteless. The crab shape remained so perfect after cooked without any trace of ingredient and cracks. But as we eat, the crab meat were fresh and the saltiness of the shell mixed well with the crab meat. By salt baked, the nature taste of crab is still maintained and we are able to taste the real crab flavour.

Look at the colour and the meat from the crab claw. The freshness is proven by the ease of crab meat removal from the shell with the meat still intact.

Our second dish is steamed red snapper fish. The fish were fresh and taste good as well. The fish topped with spring onions, fried onions and lots of ginger.

Third dish were stir fry sweet potato leaves.

Fourth dish were salted egg fried mantis prawn.

Fifth dish were sting ray cooked in curry powder.

Last dish of 4 heavenly kings vegetable. Consist of stinky beans, lady fingers, egg plant and long beans.

Do recognize this signboard as the restaurant is hard to find for first timer as it is hidden behind Fpur Star seafood restaurant.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.010424, 101.424555
Address: 89, Jalan 2, Pandamaran Jaya, 42000 Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 5.30pm to 12.30pm (Daily except monday).
Phone: +6016 442 1152 / +6010 233 2298 / +6012 997 8433

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lunch in English Garden Chinesischer Turm @ Munich, Germany

The beer garden Chinesischer Turm is located in the English Garden (Englischer Garten) which is Munich's largest park area. The park is close to a university. If you notice, the beer garden often attract young crowds and many tourists.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. The beer here needs no introduction as Hofbrau beer is great. The pork knuckles is crispy and rich taste. However, the texture is a bit hard. This is the crispiest pork knuckles that I tried during my trip in Munich. The fat inside is melt in your mouth. Purple sauerkraut have a sweeter taste compared to normal sauerkraut).
Price:6/10(Moderate. I spent around EUR12 for the lunch which includes pork knuckles, purple Sauerkraut and HB beer).

I have chosen pork knuckles, sauerkraut and Hofbrau beer for my lunch.

Wow, the crispiness of the pork skins and the fat is melt in your mouth.

Queue up from here to purchase my lunch.

Select the item that you would like to have from the display. They have pork knuckles, pork belly, Sauerkraut and tiroler gröstl.

Chinesischer Turm beer garden is the second largest in Munich which can occupy around 7,000 patrons.

The pagoda resembles chinese beer garden.

Sitting in the hot sun. Western picnic style.

Coordinate/GPS: 48.151994, 11.592335
Address: Englischer Garten 3, 80538 München, Germany.
Public transport: Bus stop at Hirschauer Straße no 54 or 154. Tram no 18 from Tivolistraße station. U-Bahn Universität station.

Triple Tiger Hostel @ Taipei, Taiwan

The location of this hostel is at Ximending area which is good for shopping and food. MRT station is within 10 minutes walk. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food recommendation were great! However, there is only one bathroom for 6 beds dorm. Usually dorm have a few common shared bathrooms outside. There will be waiting time especially during morning and night.

Rating:8/10(Recommended. Good for budget and solo traveller. A clean room is all you need to enjoy Taipei).
Price: The price that I paid is 580 TWD a night. Its quite reasonable as the location is good and near to many attractions and eating places.

This is how the dorm look like complete with locker.

The room is a bit small for 6 persons dorm.

Welcome sign to the hostel.

Look out for this signboard - Triple Tiger hostel. Located at 3rd floor.

GPS/Coordinate: 25.043642, 121.504605
Address: 3F, No.39 Lane 25 Kangding Road, Wanhua District, 10845 Taipei, Taiwan

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dinner at Zum Augustiner @ Munich, Germany

Zum Augustiner with the tagline of Munich Hospitality in the centre of the pedestrian precinct offers a variety of Bavarian food options to their patrons.

Taste:7/10(Moderate. My expectation about Leberkas was wrong. I don't know that it taste like sausage and before this I thought that it is a kind of bread! Taste wise I would say its at moderate level. The soup was salty and liver dumpling was something different and should try in Munich).
Price:6/10(Moderate. Munich style dumpling soup at EUR4.20, Leberkas at EUR4.80 and beer at EUR3.00).

My dinner meal of the day. Leberkas and liver dumpling soup. Leberkas comes with seasoned mustard and pretzel.

My portion of Leberkas which the shape is like bread. The taste is similar with sausage. Before this, I don't even know that Leberkas is not a type of bread. It consists of beef, pork, bacon and onions and is made by grinding the ingredients finely and then baking it as a loaf in a bread pan until it has a crunchy brown crust.

Munich style liver dumpling soup.

Ordered Augustiner Pils beer.

Zum Augustiner interior. Many hanging animal horns around

GPS/Coordinate: 48.138358, 11.568654
Address: Neuhauser Straße 27, 80331 München, Germany.
Public transport: München Karlsplatz station on S-Bahn.