Bites n Sips

New post on this series! It was an unplanned visit to this coffee shop. Never heard about this cafe before, I guess it’s coincidentally I drive passing by the area.

Mong Cafe

When I open the door, I was a bit surprised there’s only me and a man who just finished his drink, and one staff (or was she the owner? idk)

For the first time, I don’t know what to order. There’s nothing on the cake shelf. Empty. And the staff was just standing there behind the counter, waiting for my order. So I look up on the menu, at least the prices for drinks are cheap. I asked for just a cup of hot chocolate. Since they have nothing on the shelf, I asked if there’s anything for me to eat HAHA. And she said, you can check on the menu, everything is available. Ugh she was not friendly at all.

Nothing special on the menu, so I just randomly ordered plain waffle. It’s raining outside at that time, I just want to sit for a while and have a good time alone. Hot Chocolate RM8 and Waffle RM10. Drink was just nice, maybe not the smoother art look. Waffle was good too but I prefer the Belgian waffle from the stall which only costs me RM2.50 each.

I don’t know if I want to visit this cafe again in the future. The only thing I like about being there was, perhaps the calmness of spending time alone.

That’s all for this series today. Thanks for reading!


Bites n Sips : Joylife Cafe

Last Saturday, after the food review session at Alu-Alu Kitchen, me and Fay decided to have a cup of coffee at a nearby cafe. Too bad that Jess couldn’t join us. Next time okay?! 😀

| Joylife Cafe |

Location : Lot 5, Jalan Kilang, Sedco Light Industrial Estate, Kolombong (Opposite BSA Food Court)

Business Hour : 10 am – 6 pm | Mon – Sat


It’s a small cafe with a comfy-home vibes and what’s interesting with this cafe is, the owner, Jazel herself prepare everything and she’ll add/change different menu everyday.

Fay ordered Cafe Latte RM9, I got Mocha RM10 and both of us agreed to take the last piece of Banoffee Cheese Cake RM12; special menu of the day.

It’s my first time trying out Banoffee cake and man it was really good! It was not overly sweet, which why I really love and the cream cheese was beautifully light. So divine! Glad that we took that last slice!

For my drink, I love how smooth and velvety the latte art was. Unfortunately, it was too bitter for me lol. I guess I’ll just stick with hot chocolate or matcha latte whenever I go for a coffee sesh. I know some people love the bitterness tang of coffee but for me, I prefer sweet drink. Just like Fay who enjoyed her not-too-sweet latte. I remember how terrible the jitters got me later that evening due to that mocha!

I’d love to come back next time though to taste the mushroom onions cheese sandwich. Jazel said it’s everyone’s favourite! Aaah now I’m imagining having a brunch with that savoury sandwich!

That’s all for today’s Bites n Sips series. Thanks for reading! ❤

Dim-Sum for Lunch @ Alu-Alu Kitchen

It was a pleasure to have Dim Sum for lunch yesterday together with some of my fellow bloggers and media influencers.

Alu-Alu Kitchen


Jalan Kolombong, Lorong Mangga 1, Kolombong Light Industrial Estate, 88450 Kota Kinabalu Sabah.



There’s plenty of choices from their menu, but I’m only going to share my most favourite picks from the varieties galore alright.

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For starter, we were served with plates of Deep Fried Cheese Spring Roll with Mushroom RM8.50, Deep Fried Yam Puff “Wu Kok” RM6.50, Egg Tart RM6.00 and Fried Raddish Cake with Sambal Sauce “Chau Lobak Kou” RM 7.00 accompanied with two types of tea; Chinese Tea and Chrysanthemum Tea.

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I really like the Yam Puff! Crispy crust with soft yummy chicken filling. Another one was the Cheese Spring Roll with Mushroom. Now, to be honest, I’m not really fond of spring roll because of its dry texture (although I do know it’s not all dry for the filling), but their Spring Roll made me took another bite after bites!

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Next, the real feast begun lol! What’s on our table: Siew Mai RM5.50, Chee Mai RM5.50, Kai Kiok RM4.50, Steamed Chicken with Black Bean Sauce RM5.00, Fei Chooi Mai RM5.50, BBQ Chicken Pao RM6.00, Prawn Dumpling “Har Kau” RM8.50 and “Har Cheong Fun RM7.50“.

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My personal favorite was the Steamed Emerald Dumpling. The minced chicken with vegetables were so flavourful.

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And of course Kai Kiok, my must-have dish whenever having dim sum! Yes as you can see in the picture above, it’s actually Chicken Feet! Some may think that this part of chicken is weird to eat but OH it’s really good I tell you. The flavor was just perfect, juicy and they’ve fried then steamed it just the way I expected. Just like my mom’s version of Kai Kiok; you can even bite the tender bones lol!

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Steamed Salted Egg Custard Bun “Lau Sa Pao” RM6.00, deserves a special mention! It was my first time trying this kind of bun and why yes I immediately fall in love! It was darn good! The combination of salted egg and custard was extremely delightful, and as you can see when we halve the bun, the filling was creamy and rich. Definitely going to have this on my next visit!

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So if you’re salivating for some good dim sum, Alu-Alu Kitchen would be a good bet. They do serve more ala-carte dishes apart from dim sum though. Something great about this place, most of their ingredients (vegetables & chicken) are from their own farm which is organic and their tiger prawns and fishes are free from chemical!

For more information, head on to their pages.

Thanks for reading!