Unboxing Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged

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UPS delivers! Best international delivery to Brunei! Really great service and well worth the USD50 shipping fees. Just arrived on my doorstep: My very first Ultra Boost Uncaged. I got the elusive core black colourway with a smidgen of blue and red. Have a look at them pics! I will wear these to work and will be putting out a review once I get a feel of this shoe. It looks great 🙂

 

Ultra Boost box

Distinct yellow Ultra Boost box.

Unboxing ultra boost uncaged

Unboxing the Ultra Boost Uncaged

The Ultra Boost Uncaged Core Black on display followed by on feet looks with shorts. 🙂

Adra Kitchen’s Shell Out in Miri

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Adra Kitchen's Shellout

Modelling for Adra’s Kitchen. 🙂

Cheap Shell out Place in Miri: Adra Kitchen

Back in December last year I had the opportunity to try out a shell out style seafood place for the first time in Miri. This was Adra Kitchen’s Seafood Lover near the Permy Mall area. It’s an ideal spot to dine since it’s along the way back to Brunei. We first heard of this place from Facebook. RM40 (BND13) for two. Seafood platter with rice and refillable drinks. Sounds like a bargain. We had to try it out.

Miri might not be the prettiest town but there’s a lot of places to eat. Though not all of these great eateries are certified Halal. So if these new Halal-places pop up in Miri, we will try it out and I will attempt to blog about it and introduce to people.

Quite easy to find in a quiet corner of Permy area, next to laundromats. We found the place after a day of grocery shopping and a movie. Coming in, it surprised me how quiet it was. I was expecting a crowd after seeing photos on Facebook. Probably just two sets of customers when we dined there. I guess the place only recently opened and there was not much advertisement about it.

The menu arrived and straight away we went for the RM40 Shell out meal. It came with two sets of rice and a refillable glass of iced tea. Of courser they served other things like Nasi Ayam Kampung but I didn’t even skim through the menu. The decor was modern and minimal, almost like a quaint cafe. They served ice cream as well.

Shellout menu

Menu for Shell out dinner.

We didn’t wait that long before the food arrived. First they cleared the table and covered it with greaseproof paper. Then they brought out the big guns. Crab and mussels in spicy sambal sauce heaped on one side. Clams, scallops, squid and prawn spread on the other side blanketed with a creamy butter garlic sauce. Peppered in between the morsels were broccoli, cauliflower and sweetcorn. Everything on the paper-covered table. No plates, no cutlery and no complaints. Everything for RM40. We could definitely feed one more. Great value for money.

Shellout food

Heaps of seafood on the table. Hands only.

Hands washed and primed, we attacked. And as advertised, the sambal sauce was rather spicy. Perfect for the crab. But I’d have to say the butter garlic sauce was my favourite. Very creamy and savoury, almost like a cajun style mushroom sauce. I had to refill my iced tea as well to counter the mild space of the crab. Miraculously we finished everything, leaving behind traces of shells and destruction.

This place really should have more customers. Very much recommended to try out the shell out dining experience for a bargain price.

Have a go. 🙂

TAPAK Urban Street Dining KL

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Tapak patios.

Patios are always occupied at Tapak.

Going to TAPAK

TAPAK Urban Street Dining is located beside Corus Hotel near KLCC. It’s an outdoor dining space of small wooden chairs and tiny patios, enveloped by a plethora of mostly-Western cuisine food trucks and surrounded by a forest of towers and high-rise buildings. It’s so easy to get there that I’m shocked how I’ve never known of its existence. Alight at KLCC train station and turn left, keep walking. That’s it. It’s an outdoor dining experience and open at night until late. Officially from 6pm but we tend to get there around 10pm. Now I don’t normally like to eat that late but I had to try this.

First Impressions and What I Ate

I was in KL on December 2016 just after Xmas and that was the first time I discovered TAPAK, thanks to my cousin. It was drizzling that night which thinned the crowd a little. Hence we had vacant tables and chairs everywhere but the patios with umbrellas attached. Those were always occupied. The air smelled of grilled meat and spices.

My first impression: So clean.

Second impression: I want to eat everything!

Tapak surrounding.

Fenced in by towers.

In Brunei we don’t have any proper Mexican cuisine establishment. The closest thing is Ricardo’s Mexican Delivery which mainly operates at Belait. But I’ve heard good things about that place and will give them a go and review soon. Anyways, slim pickings. Back to TAPAK. I was hankering for proper Mexican food. Everytime I travel I am always on the lookout for Tacos and Burritos. So the first food truck that caught my eye was Babarittos.

BAbarittos Food truck

Babarittos Mexican food. Please also try out Macxito.

I instantly ordered beef burritos (RM14) and was asked to wait 10 minutes for my food. Which was normal as there was a queue of patrons waiting to be fed. What I’ve learned over the years is to trust long queue of locals. It’s almost definitely good if people are prepared to wait it out for their plate of food. Anyways I spent the 10 minutes exploring my other options. I ordered a large glass of delicious mango juice (RM6).

Of course I wasn’t alone. My cousins and brother ordered different things at roughly the same prices or cheaper. My cousin had a grilled salmon pasta from a different truck. He said it was the best pasta he’s ever had. My brother had a crispy chicken quesadilla. I saw a Korean food truck. Gourmet burgers. Nasi lemak. Italian food. Giant hot dogs. Grilled meat. Roti John. Surf and Turf and many more. It was so different to our Pasar Malam at home. Nothing like it. It was something we could only experience from The Food Channel or Instagram feeds. But of course we do have The Food Brigade: the one solitary food truck in Brunei. I will be trying their gourmet burgers one of these days.

I went back to Babaritto and shortly they called out my name. My burrito was ready. I went to our slightly wet patio and dug in. Warm pillow of beef strips, cheese, rice and veggies topped with their signature salsa. I finished it at record time because it was a bit small for a Burrito. Delicious but I wished it was a bit bigger. Still hungry, I left my seat and hunted again.

Babaritto FT

Calling out names.

Second Round!

After surveying everything I settled on Macxito. They had a little crowd going. I ordered Soft Tacos (RM14) and soaked in the atmosphere. Young entrepreneurs with their own food trucks. Positive and creative. Each of them having something different to offer. A youthful movement I would’ve loved to be a part of. We’re starting to see a similar indie food movement crop up in Brunei over the last few years. Especially in Bandar. I wish we had more of this in Seria and KB. I work in Seria and half the time I’d get bored with the lack of dining options there.

Macxito tacos.

Delicious soft tacos from Macxito.

My name was called out, knocking me off my reverie. Picked up my tacos and went back to my table. The tacos look great. They taste much better and more satisfying than the burritos I had destroyed earlier. Their special sauce was spicy and perfect for the damp weather. I’ve never had a soft taco before. It was amazing. Well worth the wait and the rain. Tummies full, we chilled out after that before taking our leave, cutting across KLCC Park and Pavilion back to our hotel near Lot 10. Christmas lights started to be taken down, replaced by the red of CNY lanterns.

That night I dreamed myself having four stomachs, like a cow. With that much capacity I would probably manage to try out the specialties of all 20+ food trucks busying themselves at TAPAK. Dream on.

KLCC Tapak route

Gonna go through KLCC, burning our calories.