Home for the holidays…

She’s home for the holidays…

Mel's home for the holidays

My, my little girl has grown, hasn’t she? When we looked at the photo, I commented that she was beginning to look like a teacher.

Well, she arrived on schedule on Saturday night and we put up at one of the airport hotels so that she could have a really good sleep and rest after the very long day from Wellington to Auckland and Auckland to KLIA. She slept through breakfast, so she did not get to go for the buffet at the hotel that morning – I did, but that will be in another post. Hehehehehe…!!!

Instead, for her first meal back home in Malaysia, I took her to relish the sumptuous weekend hi-tea buffet at the hotel. There were so many items to choose from and it is virtually impossible to include everything in one post. The mee mamak certainly looked alluring…

Mee mamak

…and if I’m not mistaken, the chicken cordon bleu is the chef’s specialty as there is a promotion going on right now at the hotel…

Chicken cordon bleu

I did give it a try…and found that it was really good, so I had seconds. My daughter loved the potato croquettes…

Potato croquettas

…but it did not really turn me on. I wished there was something inside.

The satay was really good and there was a choice of beef…

Beef satay

…or chicken…

Chicken satay

…and I’ve always loved ketupat


My daughter had the gado-gado and she said it was very nice…


…but I went for the cakes instead. For that, I’m afraid, you will have to wait till another post as well.

Now, if anyone’s interested, the buffet is only RM30++ per head which is extremely cheap by KL standard…and in NZ currency, it is around NZ$15.00 only. There is no way one can get anything decent at that price there, considering that that’s the price they will have to pay for just one plate of chicken rice.

This was what I had for my first helping…

Concorde KLIA weekend hi-tea buffet

…but please don’t ask how many helpings Β I had. Ask no questions and I’ll tell no lies… Muahahahahaha!!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

19 thoughts on “Home for the holidays…”

  1. *glare* You evil man! LOL… I haven’t had bfast! *dies* I go dig fridge first. LOL! Still got kompiah… bwhahahahah… so syok to makan!

    Hehehehehehe!!! Wait till you see the cakes! Muahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  2. welcome home M..she is so sweet n she will make a good teacher.

    Thanks. I guess you haven’t seen her for a long time – she’ll be in Penang so you’ll see her then…

  3. so little oni ah?

    That was just the first helping….. But really, you should go with big papakucing lah! So cheap – RM30++…and I did not take photos of the sushi counter, the pasta counter, the salad counter – Malaysian and western, the hawker stall counter…etc etc etc…and just wait till you see the photos of the cakes. Where to find that price in KL….

  4. Welcome home Melissa!
    I am sure she enjoy her first meal in Malaysia and the food that she miss!

    Thanks. Yup…we’ve been going round eating…eating…eating! Gosh! This isn’t very good for me, I’m sure…but who cares! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  5. auwww. she’s back! πŸ™‚ eeee can i cubit her cheek? mwahaha so cute la her!! πŸ˜€

    Like that cute kah? Later she ketuk your kepala – the typical school teacher! Ummmm…papa so cute, anak also mesti cute lah! Muahahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  6. The buffet is cheap!Just had Lam Mee in a food court here and it was NZ$10.50 with 1 miserable prawn that will take hours to chew and half a hard boiled egg and also a few pieces of chicken meat that taste of saw dust.First time also in NZ where the portion is so small!!
    You are right…Melissa does look like a teacher now..lol.Now that I see all the food shown here in this post…craving like mad!!!!

    Hahahahaha!!!! This is killing, isn’t it? But be forewarned – there’ll be lots more to come. Yup! We went for chicken rice (with roast chicken plus roast pork) yesterday – RM6.00…and Melissa said it was soooooo….nice, not like what she had in NZ for NZ$11…and that’s over RM26.00…and that was served with plain white rice! Eeeeeyyyyeeewwww!!! πŸ˜€ Watch out for the post – coming soon! πŸ˜‰

  7. Welcome home to your beloved daughter Melissa!

    Wait a second, which hotel were you went for the scrumptuos hi tea?! How come it’s so darn cheap~!! I’m drooling right now… LOL! I bet you are pretty busy right now, spending priceless time bonding with your girl, have fun and enjoy to the fullness!^-^

    Thanks. That’s at Melting Pot, Concorde Inn KLIA. Real cheap – if Concorde KL (Jalan Sultan Ismail), I remember sometime ago, the buffet breakfast already RM45++ … You’re in NS, aren’t you? Easy for you to go there…so near!

  8. fooooooooooooooood ):

    Poor thing!!! Next time you wanna go KL, let me know…and I’ll tag along and take you to the best food around! πŸ˜‰

  9. Aiyor, cake already need a post liao so not surprised how many helpings you had also πŸ˜› RM30 is cheap I must say.

    Yalor…especially considering that they have so much in the buffet spread. Cake post coming up…tomorrow.

  10. Wait a second… your NS refered to North Selangor?! (not Negeri Sembilan right) But you are right, it just take me 30 mins to get to KLIA!^-^

    I meant Negeri Sembilan – you’re there, right? I guess KLIA is in Selangor but it’s very close to Seremban. Easy to get there.

  11. Boy, I am jealous of the welcome you are giving as a Dad to Mel. My dad would just give me cash…”here, go away and socialise”.

    I got to say, Wellington airport really really need to be more International friendly. We only have connection to OZ here. I just don’t get it. I mean Wellington IS the most beautiful city and the capital of NZ. Why isn’t there a flight to singapore or KL or Japan or Dubai or anywhere decent….?….

    I want mee Mamak!

    Poor thing! Come…come to KL and I’ll go over there and welcome you…and you can have your mee mamak! LOL!!! Ya…and the Malaysian cheap airline (Air Asia) is flying New Zealand next year, I hear – to Christchurch. Poor Wellington…so neglected.

    P.S. Haven’t seen you around for ages. Welcome back…and don’t stay away too long! πŸ˜‰

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