Thursday, 11 September 2014

Birthday Dinner!

Finallyyy I'm back to blogging! After.... how long? more than half a year! Time passed so fast since last year after my SPM, my last December was all filled up with travelling and bonding time with family. I hasn't had much time to relax and straight away started college this January. Had been so busy dealing with assignments and tests from school till my first ever semester break in June, but again, unexpected trip to Korea came up and there goes my first and second week of the one-month break, and few days after coming back from Korea, the next trip with my family was to London. And that's it, end of my sem break... what?! So, second semester in college started in mid July and I've been so caught up with dues and assignments again. I just wanted to blog about this cafe that I went with my mom and love ones on my birthday on the 8th last month. I know I know, it was already a month ago and I'm only blogging now. And frankly, that's all just because of my laziness and really the queen of procrastination. I just don't know what I do in my daily life, screwing up the time tables and procrastinate my work to the last minute. I was such a bitch thanks to the overloading dues and also PMS lah the last whole week. Finally, I made a deal with myself to update my blog once the dues are cleared. So finally here I am, half way reading novel, half way playing Smurf Village on my iPad, and updating my blog that has grown mushrooms.. (moldy for not updating so long =="). So okay lahh, on my birthday night after I got back to Ipoh from KL after class, I wanted to find a classy and nice place for my birthday dinner, other than places like Ben&Lynette, Indulgence, Secret Garden and all, I wanted to try out something new! Went on TripAdvisor, and went through a whole list of restaurants in Ipoh. In the end, what caught my eyes was this cafe that was ranked quite high (I forgot, it was a month ago!) and the comments were mostly positive. So i didn't give a second thought of visiting this new place then. 

Bougainvillea City Cafe
Address: 21, Jalan Lau Ek Ching, Ipoh, Perak. (Opposite to Bricks&Barrels)

So, it wasn't hard for us to find that restaurant. However, the exterior of the place did not amuse me a lot. It's just a simple plain looking building. 

Went in and there's this art work on the left wall. There are a few murals too which I did not manage to snap pictures of.

View from the front door, it was not very big, but I couldn't say it is very small too, because the cafe was quite spacious and towards the end, they have a bigger space with more tables. As you can see, at right behind of the long walkway. 

Chose a table at the back and that is their small counter or bar? on the right of out table. Not very neat  and nicely-designed I could say, but it doesn't matter actually.

So, while waiting for our food, photos time!!!! With the person who brought me to this world and raised me, take care of me till today and giving me all the best that she could ever give, I love you, my cutie pie mami <3

Selfie of course! Never dyed my hair before niways. 

K, so here's my drink. Peach & Peppermint Milkshake. It might sound very disgusting to you, but it sounded yummy to me and I was in a need to satisfy my crave for milkshake. BUT, not what I expected, it tasted..... very minty, as in like very peppermint leaves taste.... And in the end, Nicole(Eric's sister) finished it all for me. Oh, and sure you realised why there's only a drink ordered, my family and boyfriend choose plain water over any other drinks. THEY ARE SO WEIRD. okay. maybe not, just that I like to try out different thing instead of drinking sky juice in a new place lor okay!

First served, Donald Duck Salad. Basically just duck salad, but they made it sound funny, I didn't even realised till I checked the name again on the menu. hahaha this is the best salad I would say I've ever tried, it's so good that it's not even enough for the four of us to share, so we ordered one more later. 

Chicken Ravioli Pasta which I did not manage to stop the others from eating before I take a picture.. So it's my portion for trying. The sauce of tomatoes and I don't know, mixed so well with the wrap and it tasted like heaven! 

And the very basic Wild Salmon Fillet. It might look just as plain and simple, but once again, the mashed potato behind there does not just taste like the normal ones that you eat out there, those probably taste a bit sour and only the sauce is good. Not this one though, it's very fresh and just the original taste of potato that I expected! Salmon is grilled perfectly too. 

Then it's the Pollo Queso, highly recommended too!

Smoked Duck Wrap. double thumbs up! To be honest, I am not really a meat person, as in I don't really fancy over beef, mutton, or duck those kind of meat.. but this is the best duck meat I've ever tried too. (I feel bad for you ducks..) I just wanted to grab the whole plate to myself and not sharing, but of course.. I must always share the good stuff with my love ones right!

Gelato ice creams too!

and lastly, Homemade chocolate and strawberry crepe. It is even better than the Nadeje crepes in my opinion. superrrrrr good!

Of course not missing out the birthday cake, a simple New York cheesecake.

My babe and me <3 We just couldn't take a proper and decent picture that night so...

this pose was perfect! xD 

Okay, to end my grandmother story, I personally really like this cafe and I would go again, I just don't have the time yet! The prices are reasonable, considered very cheap too to be able to get a taste on those quality. Overall, I truly enjoyed and was very satisfied with each and every meal I ordered, not to mention the waitresses there are very friendly also!

Back to blogging, I wanted to blog so much about all my previous trips and experiences, but when I viewed back on the photos I took during my Korea and London trips, there weren't as much to blog about... my fault for being so lazy and forgetful on taking pictures.. it was such a waste.. I know. I think I might blog about the Korea Homestay Programme I joined last December but who knows, I'm already doubting that I will blog about it, all the excuses will be coming up again. 

OH YEAHHH, I also will be starting to do something I had in mind for a long time, Polymer Clay Art!!! Finally got the materials and tools I needed all this time, and i will start crafting them very soon!! Stay updated ;)