Food For Thought 246 - The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Big Teddy's craving for fish and chips had led us to The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar at Ch...

Big Teddy's craving for fish and chips had led us to The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Apparently been around since 2006 (a long time for a Changkat Bukit Bintang outlet), I'd never thought of checking out this place until last weekend. Well better late than never...
After having to try different fish and chips in the UK, I sometimes do crave for it, but it was scarce in KL. So when we first arrived at the restaurant, it did remind me of the English pub with dark wood furniture, chalk board menu and the big Union Jack flag across the wall.
The menu is all British and we settled for prawn cocktail, Sunday roast lamb and silver cod fish and chip. We also had mushy peas and curry sauce as our sides. I'm not a British food expert but Big Teddy being British gave his big thumb up to all the food we ordered. First he said the Marie Rose sauce of the Prawn cocktail was perfect (although I did feel the portion is a little small), then the Silver Cod fish and chips was cooked to perfection (I love the Tartar sauce too and the chips were very addictive). Their Sunday roast lamb was super huge with cauliflower cheese, crispy baked potato, vegetable and Yorkshire pudding. I found the lamb is a little hard to my taste but we still demolished most of the food on our plate. Their baked potatoes here were some of the best I had in a while in Malaysia (it's so hard to find good potatoes here once you had tasted the great ones in Europe).
Overall, our Sunday brunch came out to be RM216.24 for two person, not the cheapest option in town but when you do miss those good British home cooked food, probably this is the price to pay in KL to get some.
I was at first skeptical that the food here was sub par after being around so many years (some of the pub grubs in KL have deteriorated quite a fare bit over the years), but was pleasantly surprised that the food here was still good and delicious. We will return again next time and hopefully the consistency stays.... Well at least we know now where to get our British food cravings satisfied for the time being~!
     
Silver cod fish & chips (RM52++)

Sunday Roast Lamb (RM54++)

Prawn Cocktail (RM28++)

5-Day Booster (RM16++)

Lean n Green (RM16++)

Menu on the chalk board (paper menu is available too)

The bed

The restaurant and bar

Address: 28, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Phone: +60 3-2142 7021

Paris 108 - Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum is the most visited museum in the world after the Palace Museum in China (a.k.a. Forb...

Louvre Museum is the most visited museum in the world after the Palace Museum in China (a.k.a. Forbidden City), with 9.3 million and 8.6 million visitors in 2014 and 2015 respectively. We went during the last week of October in 2014 and the crowd wasn't too bad when we went in the late morning. The queue to get in was bearable due to all the security screening procedures even before all the terrorist incidents so it might be worse nowadays. After getting into the museum underneath the famous glass pyramid, we bought our tickets through the vending machine using credit card, left our trench coats at the cloakroom (free of charge), and quickly walked into the maze of vast collections of over 35,000 objects and relics on display from all around the world. 
I enjoyed the paintings and sculptures display the most inside the Louvre. The most famous of course is none other but the Mona Lisa. This painting was so much smaller that I'd imagined, and I had to push through a sea of people to get to the front of the painting (see pictures below)... I also particularly love the Napoleon III Apartments. It was so majestic and spectacular in every way, much like the King's State Apartment at Kensington Palace. 
We only managed to spend about 4 hours in the museum and that wasn't enough for us to finish even half the galleries. I'd definitely have to come back again! But for now, I'm just happy that I'd seen the Mona Lisa in this life time....


Underneath the famous Glass Pyramid










Napoleon III Apartments

Napoleon III Apartments

Isn't this majestic?! Napoleon III Apartments

Napoleon III Apartments

The dining room inside Napoleon III Apartments

The sea of people wanting to see the Mona Lisa

The one and only Mona Lisa



Aphrodite, known as the Venus de Milo

We-fie with Milo





Official Website: http://www.louvre.fr/en
Address: 75001 Paris, France
Opening Hours: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. 
Closed on Tuesdays
Admission Fee: €15 per adult

Paris 107 - La Fregate Restaurant

After a whole morning walking around Paris in a very crazy weather, we stopped by La Fregate Restau...

After a whole morning walking around Paris in a very crazy weather, we stopped by La Fregate Restaurant trying to run away from the strong wind and rain for a quick lunch. Set lunch menu was the easiest way to go and we picked the ones that we know, Beef Bourguignon and Lasagna as our mains. I loved my Beef Bourguignon that was thick and full of flavour, also it went well with the pasta served along with it. My sister's Lasagna is tasty too as we both longed for comfort food in such cold day. We had Creme Brulee as dessert to end our meal together with coffee to keep us going for the day. Overall, the food was comforting and we paid €48 for a meal for 2.
La Fregate
Beef Bourguignon with Pasta
Beef Bourguignon
Lasagna
Creme Brulee
Hot Latte

Address: 1 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France 
Tel: +33 1 42 61 23 77 
Business Hours: 7am - 12am every day except for Sunday, 7.30am -12am

Paris 106 - Pont des Arts Bridge

The Pont des Arts Bridge or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the R...

The Pont des Arts Bridge or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the River Seine. Since late 2008, tourists have taken to attaching padlocks (a.k.a. love locks) with their names written or engraved on them to the railing on the side of the bridge, then throwing the key into the Seine river below, as a romantic gesture. The locals being Parisian had been complaining about this and from 1 June 2015, city council workmen from Paris started to cut down all the locks.
We were lucky to see the bridge in 2014 when all the love locks were still there. It was part of the history that might never resurface on this bridge ever again. So I was glad I had some good pictures on the bridge to bring home as memories... 

p.s. I didn't put a love lock there.... Love doesn't need a lock to strengthen it if it's the "one true love"!








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Paris 105 - Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower is so iconic and symbolic to the extent that most people equates it to Paris. Construc...

Eiffel Tower is so iconic and symbolic to the extent that most people equates it to Paris. Constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, it is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. 
Like any other first timer to Paris, I was stoked to see the Eiffel Tower with my own eyes for the first time! Although we didn't go up to the Eiffel Tower, my sister and I still had a lot of fun posing with the Eiffel Tower in the background... Or even just capturing this beautiful architecture from every angle possible...











Who wouldn't wanna post with the Eiffel Tower???
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