Mee Wak Katok

March 24 2017, I am somewhere in Orchard area and I am hunting food for dinner. I was thinking of eating noodle for dinner since I already had rice for brunch. My budget for dinner is $6 only even though I have $10 in my wallet. So today my mission is to hunt for a meal including a drink that will cost me $6. If less than that will be better then I know that my mission is successful. I decided to try to hunt some food in Lucky Plaza.

Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria is a Malay cafe located at first floor in Lucky Plaza.

Going around at first floor in Lucky Plaza I saw a small Malay cafe. The name of this cafe is Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria. I have been to Lucky Plaza numerous times and I ever saw this cafe before. I think this cafe has been around for many years but strangely I have yet patronize this cafe. Since I have yet to do so, I shall make it happen today to give a try.

This cafe is small and simple. There are few tables and chairs in the cafe. Even though it is small, it is just enough for me to move and squeeze in with my wheelchair. Menu can be found on the wall and most of the food are common Malay fried food and common western food. However there is one food that catches my attention to give it a try that is Mee Wak Katok.

Little history about Mee Wak Katok basically this noodle dish was once famous back in the 1970s. Back then this Mee Wak Katok was prepared by a Malay man who traveled around in some parts of Singapore with his little food cart. Some say why it is call Mee Wak Katok because he always seen in his shorts when he peddled around with his food cart.

I try Mee Wak Katok before back in 2015 at Amoy Food Court located in Tanjong Pagar but that stall was closed. I was been told that Mee Wak Katok is basically fried noodle that has gravy cook with chili paste. Now I came across Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria and it serve Mee Wak Katok. The price for this dish is $4.50 and there some sambal can be found in the dish. That will make it spicy however you can order it to make it more spicy if you want. Anyway as for my drink I just order mineral water and that cost me $1.20. In total I spend $5.70 for my simple dinner.

In conclusion my mission for hunting $6 dinner is successful. In fact the food that being serve by Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria is not disappointing at all. For your information I did ask around some of the people who are working in shops at Lucky Plaza about Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria and most of them say the food is nice and the prices are consider reasonable too. Next time I will make a comeback to try others.

Holiday in Perth

Last 5th of March 2017 I went to Perth, Western Australia with my younger brother and my uncle. It was a treat by my uncle. In other words my flight ticket and hotel accommodation are free. As for food expenses most of it are free cause it was a treat from my uncle. The only thing that I spend are buying souvenirs and some snacks. This is my first time to Perth, Western Australia and I am so excited about it. By the way traveling to Perth is happen to be in my bucket list and now I have fulfill it.

The airline which I took is JetStar Airline and my flight is 2:30am on Sunday. For me I prefer to take flight at late night because I felt it is less crowed on the road to the airport and also less people in the airport. Usually I have this habit whereby I like to be in the airport much early. For example if my flight is on Sunday morning, I will be in airport on Saturday before midnight. This is because I always want to avoid taxi midnight charges. Anyway traveling to Perth via air took 5 hours and 10 minutes and I need to apply visa in order to travel to Australia. I

Sarapan is a Malay word and it mean breakfast. Now we are having Nasi Lemak for sarapan.

We arrived Perth at 7:40am and after done checking with immigration and collected our luggage the time already show it is 8:30am. My uncle’s friend who is residing in Perth came and fetch us in the airport. Before we head to the hotel, we went for breakfast. Most people say that to find Halal food is not that difficult in Perth. That statement is absolutely true cause the place we have for breakfast is a Halal cafe. The name of the cafe is simple and interesting and it is called The Sarapan. I will be doing short review about The Sarapan and few other food places I been to.

This is a 5 star hotel, Pan Pacific Perth. Will share a review on this hotel.

After breakfast, we then head our way to the hotel for check in. The hotel which we put up at is Pan Pacific Hotel located at Adelaide Terrace. This hotel I was been told is a 5 star hotel and had a great service and facilities. I will be sharing review about this hotel soon. However as we arrive Perth too early, we unable to check into our room yet as it is not ready for us. Since our room is not yet ready, we decided to hang out in the lobby for a while before we decided to go out for sightseeing. It is good that the hotel could help to keep our luggage in their safe room while we are away.

Sightseeing place that we went to is Fremantle whereby we go there to shop

2 plates of Fish N Chip can be shared with 4 people.

souvenirs for ourselves and our family and friends. The place sell all kinds of souvenirs from postcards, key chain, bags, clothes and many more. The price are cheap and reasonable. Of course there are some exclusive souvenirs which are worth to buy for yourself and loved ones but the price is little pricey but it is worth to buy. We had fish and chip for our lunch somewhere in Fremantle but too bad I did not took the photo of the restaurant. I manage to take photo of the food instead.

Doing star gazing outside the house.

After we are done with shopping for souvenirs, lunch and sight seeing, our friend fetch us and drove us to one of his Malay friends currently residing in Perth for barbecue. His friend name Izwan really had a nice and simple house in Perth. What I enjoy most is doing star gazing at the sky. In Singapore it is hard to find stars around. After the barbecue dinner, we head back to hotel and call it for a day.