Tuesday, September 25, 2012

U Bistro: Best pizza in town and stuffs...

[Note: went for this under Sarawak Bloggers, made new friends, met some old faces, good food, good company, me no complaint...]

Ok what you need to understand is that I don't really dig pizza on a normal day, but when I do, it's because I found one that I don't have to pretend to like or stuff in my mouth just to please my host. Yep, people, I discovered the best pizza in town and it's at U Bistro!

This Bistro serves it thin-crusted, generously cheesed and sprinkled with various types of toppings. My favourite so far is still the pepperoni, but the herbs is not bad either.

 Pepperoni pizza and herbs pizza and lookit Jaq enjoying the pull factor!

...and coupled that with a refreshing glass of Sprite peppermint.... voila! I had to push aside thoughts of coffee for a while to try out that mojito-lookalike drink and it was well, pretty good actually.

Sprite peppermint ... or fresh watermelon juice...

This place also serves a really awesome (for lack of a better word) grilled lamb. In fact, if they had black pepper sauce to drown it in with (like how I usually like my lamb) the night would've been perfect. You have to try it for yourself because some things just can't be described quite as well as experiencing it.

Fooh... grilled lamb baby!

What I did remember though, was enjoying this crispy grilled chicken with the best bruschetta I've ever tasted and the most generously cheese-sprinkled garden salad on the side.Why I keep saying generously ho... bah it's true! LOL.

Mix and match...

Too pretty to eat... coral salad, garden salad, and bruschetta

And some more grilled stuff! What's a hungry girl to do but take her carving knife and tread slowly... Notice the midin (wild fern)? Dare to be different I say. You won't see much of fried stuffs here. The baked potato kinda made a wonderful substitute for the typical french fries. Nice touch.

Grilled sirloin steak...

Here's where I tell you where to find this place because I can't risk being chubby alone: You know that old MAS (Malaysia airlines) Building at Jalan Song Thean Cheok? It's the corner shop right next to it. The sign is right there so you can't miss it. There are set lunches too and various other beverages, including liquor and beer. And they don't serve pork.

I tried their coffee, it was ok. But by then I was too full to be judgmental, and too lazy to take a boring coffee picture. But there's also free wifi here... so hey. =)

Business Time: 9am - 10pm
Tel: 082-233243
Also available for private functions.

Note: Pictures of Samsung Galaxy S3 quality. :p

Also NOTE: All the published dishes were described exactly as how they were served to the author at the time, with lots of yummy-factor. However, the taste may differ or change from then onwards. Since whether it's good or not is a matter of opinion, you are welcome to come up with your own verdict. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Resident Evil: Retribution

One word: HAIYA ...

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I'm not going to tell you what happened in the movie because you can very well Google it up yourself, besides, the directors were being sorely lazy, so why should I give them the satisfaction? Let me tell you how I really feel about this movie.

I waited TWO YEARS for this sequel to come out, and there I was sitting in the cinema hall  watching and waiting for another hour plus for the real action to unfold... and like a bad foreplay that went on unguided, unfeeling, without finesse and completely tasteless, I was left unsated and hanging in the balance.

Not to imply that that ever happened, but you get the drift...

I mean, COME ON! It's RESIDENT EVIL for goodness sake! It's what the first, second, third, and fourth sequel should be building up into, not broken down into. It's supposed to be zombified, grossly and more intelligently mutated, more cleverly designed without loopholes facility, and more brutal or violent superior human that runs it all. Instead, there wasn't many zombies at all, if there were, it was like watching a rerun of the previous shows, simply copy the zombie scenes from either Sequel 1 or 2 or 3 and paste it in Sequel 5 and rename it 'New York Simulation something or Moscow Simulation something. Dude... How stupid do you think I am to be forgetting something like that? Not enough zombies. Not enough scare factor. Not enough!

And the human characters, well, wasn't that spider necklace/tag on Jill Valentine's also seen in Sequel 2 (or was it 3) and Alice should know what it was capable of doing to the wearer, so why didn't she attempt to take it off Valentine in the first place? And why do you revive the previous characters but didn't give them any significance, like Carlos, and what's-her-name Michelle Rodriguez... AND where did Ada Wong come from? Simply sprung a new character on me hah, when you didn't give enough  credits to the ones you already have?

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Oh let me tell you about the fight scenes ... it's like kids playing video shooting games. Shoot shoot shoot aim straight at nothing stand tall exposed and not a bullet through. I think the video games sound more exciting and lively than the fight scenes in here. You hand me a gun I can also shoot like that. Duh.

Wait... did you watch the trailer of Resident Evil: Retribution before they released the movie? I think the trailer is misleading. It was more interesting than what actually happened. In fact I think Alice deserves more highlights in this movie, and she's not even getting a good storyline. Her fight outfit was horrible, I like the one in Apocalypse better. Even when she was wearing just a lingerie, she looked deadly.

Oh, the scene where she woke up half naked wearing only two pieces of clothes tied covering the front and back... I think the directors secretly loved making Milla Jovovich do that, in fact she does that quite a lot in other movies too. It was like watching Fifth Element all over again. Seriously, no creativity.

Just when you thought the real plot was about to begin when you saw hell with all the gates and walls and the spotlight and mutant bats flying ... It Ended. Making room for Sequel 6.

Have I been crapping enough? Oh go watch it yourself. But I warn you, if you're a fan of Resident Evil the movies, better brace for it man. You might enjoy sitting there with your date and eating popcorn and cuddles, but in the name of all that's good and creative... DONT BET ON IT!

Good luck watching!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

That crabby moment ...


Err... I ran out of ideas on what to update. Blogger's block. Excuses. Whatever.

So here's a random update on where you can get your next fix on the best crab dish in town. I swear by the gravy alone. :p. I promise you, once you've eaten this, you will want to come back for more. At least I did.

Crabs in creamy salted egg yolk, in your face!

iCafe Restaurant
Lot 295, Rubber Road, Lrg 9., Kuching, Sarawak 93400, Malaysia
(It is near CIMB Bank at Rubber Road)

Business Time:
Morning till night. I normally just crash by.

I think the taukey said the crabs are sold at RM39 per kg, depending on the season/weather.

My Verdict:
Best I've eaten so far in Kuching. A perfect solution to a restless soul. A soothing balm after a looong day at the office. And I'm still on the lookout  for some other place to top this.

p/s: I dont get any free meal for doing this free promo, you hear that iCafe? Maybe next time? :p