Thursday, May 29, 2014

80. Food Review: Noodle Shack @ Citta Mall, Ara Damansara

Today, some colleagues wanted to watch the queen of movies, Angelina Jolie Maleficient at Citta Mall. I am planning to watch it with my fiance so I joined them for dinner beforehand at Noodle Shack, Citta Mall. 

Colleague: Ah?? Noodle shag? What you order, wan?
Me: Noodle SHACK LA!

Ridiculously sharp, stock-image quality, all the things my pictures are not photo from their website.

Although it hasn't received any halal certs from JAKIM, they do not serve pork and they claim to be MSG free.

I ordered the Sambal Chilli Shrimps and Eggs Pan Mee (RM 11.90), and Rose Tea (RM 4). After waiting for a bit, the long-anticipated meal finally arrived... and I gotta say, it is pretty darn good. The awesome folks knows that us Asians like the spice and heat when eating, so they gave us complimentary sambal belacan and soup with the meal (I had four small portions of sambal belacan because my colleagues was not into it).

 Sambal Chilli Shrimps and Egg Pan Mee
Excuse me for the low quality photo. 
Man, I really need a better phone if I'm gonna be commenting on other people's places. 

The Sambal Chilli Shrimps and Egg Pan Mee was really fantastic! Really chockful of flavor. The pan mee was not overcooked, it was still a little 'al dente', as the Italians would say. The minced chicken had a subtle taste of garlic. The egg was cooked and still runny. Love it when they cook the eggs this way! But the star of the dish was definitely the Sambal Chilli Shrimps. It was really good, wished I had more of it. When you mix everything together (with the sambal belacan condiments), it was like an explosion of Asian flavors and you just wanted more. I really loved this dish. This is saying something cause I don't particularly like noodles much.

Rose Tea, RM 4

The rose tea was surprisingly good; it was four small rose buds in a strainer steeped in hot water. I drank it 10 minutes after it was served, and the flavors were so intense. It was like drinking a hot and less-artificial sirap ais. Really flavorful. Nice to have on a cold, windy day. Being the Asian that I am, I forgot to ask if I could refill the glass.

Review Scores
Food: 4/5
Menu options: 4/5
Price: Affordable - less than RM 12 per dish; drinks were around RM 4 - RM 6
Ambience: 3/5
Service: 5/5
Overall: 4/5

Definately would come back again!

Noodle Shack at Citta Mall, Ara Damansara
G33A Citta Mall,
Jalan PJU 1A/48,
47301 Ara Damansara,

Disclaimer note: This is an independent food review, in no way endorsed by Noodle Shack or it's subsidiary holdings. However, if the good people from Noodle Shack would like to send me some awesome vouchers, you can e-mail me at

79. #kimye

Can I just say, even though pelamin is just temporary, this is the most elegant, simple, and sweetest pelamin I've ever seen, and looking at this picture, it's gonna be in all the pictures for all ages, for your kids, grandkids, etc to see. The dress is also very elegant and sweet on her. I love it, it's just flowers, none of that garden fence, styrofoam, foam thingymabobs. Simple and sweet.

Mana Faiz (my pelamin designer) ni? Haha.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

78. khusus kahwin

Last weekend, me and my fiancé went to the compulsory khusus kahwin every Muslim couple in Malaysia has to take before getting married. In my head, I was like greaaaat.... a weekend gone... what can they teach me anyway? It was RM 80 at Masjid Al-Taqwa, TTDI.

So. Negative.

It was 2 pm - 7 pm on Saturday, and 8.30 am - 5.45 pm on Sunday, can you imagine?

So okaylah, I went there with the mindset to just get it over with.. faster take my cert.. 

But to my surprise, I learnt a lot.

I learnt about what a husband's duty is, and a wife's expected duties. About the doa sunat to read before... you know. I found out more about talak, and why a husband has to say it three times. Why women are not given the power. What the reasons are for getting married:

  • Untuk memperoleh ketenangan hidup, kasih sayang dan ketenteraman
  • Memelihara kesucian diri
  • Melaksanakan tuntutan syariat
  • Menjaga keturunan
  • Cara yang halal untuk menyalurkan nafsu seks
  • Mewujudkan kerjasama dan tanggungjawab
  • Dapat mengeratkan silaturahim

So you get the gist. Going there, opened my heart even more to become a better Muslim, and also, to try
 and be the best wife possible. Insha Allah, I will try.

But when I looked to the men's side, where my fiance was sitting, he was asleep, mouth wide open -