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Oft misunderstood soul. Shy, reserved, likes to stay in the background, but inevitably mistaken as not shy, extrovert etc. Originally meant to be a culinary blog, but in due course discovered man does not live on cake alone..hence the waffle.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Welcom Home, Narco Nic and Mrs Baumgartner

The highlight of last week was the return of the Baumgartners. He used to work in an unnamed Swiss Company here in KL, where he led life to the fullest. Scuba diving every 2nd weekend, partying till he dropped, and ironically, it was in KL that love between him and his pakistani wife blossomed.

Now based in Kobe, where the famed beef comes from, they came "home" for a holiday, the 2nd time since they left our shores for the land of the rising sun. I guess KL as a holiday destination for expats or people earning USD, is a cheap destination. The night they arrived, it was quite late by the time they settled down etc, so we had a quick drink at Q Ba, in the Westin, next to the Marriott where they were staying. The Q Ba is really filled with an older, but happening, well heeled crowd, who clearly can afford to pay the exorbitant amount for drinks. (forgot camera that night, so no pics)

Day 2, we brought them to Bijan for dinner. Bijan, pronounced Bi Jan as in Janakuasa, not bee jhan in the french way, and it simply means sesame seed in Malay. Seeing as to how Japanese, and Western food were out of the question, I thought some traditional Malay food would go down well with their palates. The food, I have to say, without bias, (the owners are my friends) is rather good. Makes you eat lots of rice. Corkage is exorbitant though, at RM50. You are probably better off just buying their wines.

An array of local delicacies, in a non mamak setting. Rendang, Curry Pineapple with Prawns, Duck in Dark Soya Sauce, Chicken in Sambal and Petai. The teh tarik ice cream was rather yummy; have been trying to get the recipe off the proprietoress for ages now, but its a jealously guarded secret.

The next day, the couple left for Tanjung Jara, Terengganu, and stayed on for the next 5 days, returning only on Friday. I had arranged for their old friends to meet up for drinks, at his favourite haunt, La Bodega Lounge....sadly, it must have been something in the air, only 2 people showed up for drinks. A bottle of Anejo Cuban Rum, several whiskies and a bottle of champagne later, we were in high spirits. Turned out to be a great night, thanks in a large way to the wonderful staff at Labods.

That's me doing some dialogue from some play

The following night, was their last night here, and they very kindly bought dinner at Thai restaurant in Bangsar, Lanna. Godma was there to catch up, and we brought the kids as well to say hallo.

It was great to see you guys, do come home again soon.


Blogger yw[2k] said...

Wow... Again, look at all the FOOODDDDDDDD.... :P~~~

9:06 AM  
Blogger fatboybakes said...

yar, u need two sessions of RPM to work out all that santan.

9:48 AM  

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