Friday, March 7, 2008

Wild Time at Wild Rice

Ok, we're writing about this place called Wild Rice, not because it's one of the better restaurants around, but more because the hotel room rates at Boulevard included breakfast.

So when you've paid for breakfast, you's have to go for breakfast. You's got to do what you's got to do!

Wild Rice had a nice balcony area for those who like to sit down & slowly take their time to read the morning papers, have their breakfast & sip their coffee. That didn't include us. We're with the other group - the one with not enough time, always squeezing out every drop of minute for shopping, & aircond intolerant.

Inside, huge red lanterns adorn the ceilings giving it a very oriental feeling.

Breakfast here is buffet style. Pick a plate & fill it up. They've got the usual local dishes like bee hoon, nasi lemak & sausages, eggs, baked beans, toast, pastries, etc.

This is the main dining area. I thought the zebra designs was a wierd choice for the carpet. It confused me. I kept thinking it had a wildlife theme. Wild Rice = Wild Life.

This must be the area for lone diners. So secluded. So ... sad & lonely. There's the paintings again. But this one looks harmless. Probably by another painter. Whew.

Usually at any buffet, I would go for at least 3 rounds (Local nasi lemak, Western breakfast, Toast, Cereal, Fruits). But like I said. We were in a rush.

So Nee had this. No description needed.

And I had this.

See the soft boiled egg? They had them readied in little bowls with glad wrap on them, on top of the steamer containers. I like.

And to satisfwy the wittle boy inside me - corn fwakes - YAYY!

At this point, Nee made a passing remark: The food tastes just like Cititel Hotel's.
I think she's right. After all, they're both under the same management.

How was the food? Look at the pictures. They don't look too great eh? In fact, they tasted exactly like how they looked. If I were to give a grade, it'd have to be hovering around 65-70%.

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Defection to Hotel Boulevard

Our Cititel Hotel has forsaken us! Apparently their business has been bombastically booming & they didn't have rooms when we checked with them. And since their rates (RM250) were almost matching Boulevard's (RM270), we sold our loyalty off. We took a room at Boulevard.

Actually this business of loyalty is just for dramatic effect only lah. Both the hotels are under the same management - CHM.

But between both the hotels, you'd start to feel the price difference right from inside the lift.

Wahh, RM20 difference & the lift has computer graphics display panel.

The first thing you'd notice about Hotel Boulevard's room is that it's quite spacious.

In fact, it had enough space for more than two people. Unlike Cititel, you don't have to ask for extra pillows.

If you're creative enough, you can always find enough space to stash a few relatives here & there.

The next thing you'd notice about Hotel Boulevard is that the paintings on the wall are ugly.

Whether it's hanging at the lobby, or at the restaurant, or in the rooms, they're all by the same painter. Very unfortunate. I try not to look at this wall most of the time.

The toilet's also very generous with space.

Unfortunately, Nee splashed her way thru before I could take untouched beautiful & serene pictures.

It is believed that all humans originated from Mother Africa.

And shower heads all over the world originated from this Big Mama. This was the biggest shower head I've ever seen. It's about a foot in diameter. No kidding.

Nee has a very peculiar ritual. Whenever we check into a new hotel room, she'd be the first one to hit the toilet. Then immediately after that she would be glued to bed & the TV. And most of the time, she would lucky enough cos somehow or rather, some kind of Hong Kong TVB drama would be showing.

Hotel Boulevard is located next to Midvalley Megamall's South Court Entrance (the one with Esquire Kitchen & Girls). There is a connecting doorway from the hotel lift area to the mall. It took this uncle & auntie a while to realise that.

Oh, the RM20 difference also includes an ironing set in the cabinet.

I guess you get what you pay for. No money, no honey.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Dome

I had a very strange craving on Thursday for American breakfast. I did not know what hit me, but whatever it was, I knew I had to have a piece of that great Americana - sausages, greasy bacon, eggs & big fat pancakes. We did one round at Coffee Bean at the Kuching International Airport (of all places) before we left for KL. That was not greasy enough. It was way too healthy.

So naturally when we reached KL, I was tuned in to anything that might have been even remotely similar to what an American breakfast should be. That's when heaven was suddenly very kind to me.

Yeah baby. Bring it on. Load up the sugar and grease!

It's... so... beautiful... I wanted to cry.

We were in KL, and I guess it didn't matter which DOME we were in since the food is the same any which branch you go to.

What's dome without a dome? I'm sure this has something directly to do with the name of the company. It seems to be like one of those Da Vinci code thingy. Show this to my grandma & she'll think it's an upside down wok.

Nice pose sista.

Dome Club Sandwich with juicy fries. Did I mention the fries were JUICY?

Banana Burst.

And finally, the great grand heavy weight of the traditional American breakfast!

Big fat pancakes almost submerged in thick maple syrup with berries & fresh cheese. Heaven help me!

For franchise food, Dome is actually pretty good and consistent. But our plans for Chillis was totally spoilt because we had too much at Dome. It was about 4.30pm and that was dinner. I will not be eating pancakes for a while after today.

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